Episode

Y2K COMIC BOOKS! The Aughts!

The 2000’s!! A new Millennium was dawning and the comics industry was rebuilding. New talent was rising and shaping the business! The Ultimate Comics line! Y:The Last Man! The Walking Dead! Invincible! Rob looks back 20 years later to see the millennial turn and the changes that resonate today!

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Swords Of Sorcery!

The emergence of Fantasy themed comics was surging, future comic book superstars were cutting their teeth on classic pulp characters. Sword and Sorcery by names you love but didn’t expect to see on a DC series you never heard of!

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9/11: The Comic Books

On the 20th anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001, Rob looks back on the series of tragic events and how they rallied not just a nation but the entire comics industry to action. Marvel and DC Comics publishing operations were based in Manhattan, their heroes boldest adventures were set in the heart of the greatest city in the world. Rob remembers how publishers and talent united to create a series of truly memorable tribute books honoring the fallen heroes and victims of that tragic day.

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SHANG-CHI! MIGHTY MARVEL ANNUALS!

An entire episode of Hot Topics covering Marvel’s latest breakout star, SHANG-CHI and Top Marvel Annuals from summer’s past! Avengers! X-Men! Spider-Man! Thanos!

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STAR WARS EXPANDS! Splinter Of The Mind’s Eye!

On February 20, 1978, the first official entry into the Star Wars Expanded Universe was released, opening up a portal for a stream of seemingly endless tales to follow. As the first official follow up to Star Wars smashing success, Splinter Of The Minds Eye was a blockbuster, it’s true origins revealing a possible fate for the sequel to the original film and beyond! The fans of this period, 1st generation Star Wars fans, helped shape the world that was coming, feverishly consuming every item on the Star Wars menu!

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Sword & Sorcery! ELFQUEST!

An award-winning fantasy series as well as a pioneer of the independent comic book movement, Rob examines the humble beginnings and overwhelming success that is the phenomenon of ELFQUEST! Hot Topics advises how to best navigate the phony news and fake headlines driving reckless fan sites!

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I Was A Teenage Wolverine!

One of the most popular comic book characters of all time, Wolverine debuted 46 years ago in an issue of The Incredible Hulk, 1974! Did you know that Marvel considered him a teenager when he made his first appearance? Later, his true lineage was revealed, or was it? Rob goes deep inside his intense creation and extensive development across several influential comic book creative teams.

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Comic Book Super Feud! Moore vs. Morrison!

The Super Feud to end them all! Some feuds are bigger than others and this one between two of comics biggest writers is a scorcher! Alan Moore vs. Grant Morrison! Learn about SUPER-FOLKS, the 1977 Super Hero satire at the center of it all! Grant’s accusations! Alan’s hilarious response! Who called who a “Gilded Turd”? Rob goes deep into the divide between these comic book icons!

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Secrets Of The Eternals! Black Knight!

With two Game Of Thrones leads cast in Marvel’s The Eternals Rob examines Kit Harrington’s top secret role as The Black Knight and his complicated comic book history! Also, the art of being an apprentice revealed! The role of an assistant has been a gateway to many blockbuster careers and Rob discusses his time as an apprentice as well as the many that came before him!

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Secret History & Untold Tales of Comic Books!

How close did we come to a Batman/Spider Man Crossover by Frank Miller & Todd McFarlane? With Joker & Kingpin! What role does Captain America play in Jack Kirby’s DC creation, OMAC? Untold Tales of comics revealed! Plus Hot Topics provides a deep dive into the high-end collectible incentives driving today’s comic book sales! What will they think of next?

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