Episodes: Masonry

The Secret History of Image X Month!

Image X Month arrived in Sept. of 1994, a once in a lifetime switch of creative teams on established titles, which creator was taking on what title was supposed to remain a mystery until the comics were released. Now it can be told, the secret history of Image X Month! Why did it happen? How did it come together?...

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The Gangs Of Comic Books!

Comic books went tribal in the 90’s! Image! Legend! Bravura! Cliffhanger! Guerilla! CrossGen! Everyone searched for a niche hoping to become a label that promised to deliver the next big thing. Rob and Jimmy discuss all the Tribes in comic books, the one’s the held together and the one’s that fell apart.

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The DC Dilemma pt. 2! The True 52!

The DC 52 initiative was intended to launch a new Golden Age for the storied publisher, one that would make it more competitive with Marvel. The center of the launch failed to hold, pressure quickly mounted and tensions flared. Rob brings his first hand account to the lunacy permeated throughout the line as micromanagement created dissension among the ranks....

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The DC Dilemma!

In the world of publishing, DC Comics has been the hot button topic of 2020! The year kicked off with the surprise firing of Publisher Dan Didio, an abrupt restructuring of DC under new owner AT&T followed. On top of it all, they drastically altered the distribution of their comics to consumers. Now in the face of new...

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Robert Kirkman!

No creator has impacted the last 20 years of comic books more than acclaimed author Robert Kirkman. Bursting on the scene with Invincible and The Walking Dead, he quickly established a singular voice that has carried his vision well beyond our local comic shops and into the upper echelons of pop culture. The Walking Dead is a phenomenon with...

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Making Comic Books!

Comic Books! We love ‘em and the epic tales they tell, but what exactly goes into shaping a particular body of work? Watchmen. X-Men. Fantastic Four. Justice League. No two were constructed the same. Rob conducts an examination of the process and methods various talents take in their approach to making the comic books you love! Plot? Full Script?...

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COMIC-CON! The Con Game!

Comic-Conventions are an institution that have grown in importance, influence and stature. They unite pop culture enthusiasts all over the world. In a year without conventions of any kind, Rob looks back on his own experiences, starting at age 12, across 40 years of attending conventions as both fan & professional and the relationships formed along the way.

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DeathMate!

A casual call to solicit a team up of Image Comics Youngblood with Valiant Comics Bloodshot grows into something much greater than originally anticipated. It’s a big giant inter-company crossover party! And how does Aerosmith figure into all of it! DeathMate delivers!

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Turtles, Tom Cruise & Spielberg – Going Hollywood!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles turned the comic book world on its ear and upended the entire industry with its unprecedented, breakout success. Kevin Eastman & Peter Laird inspired a generation of young artists to launch their own creator owned franchises. Rob Liefeld followed on this path and recalls his own Hollywood adventures alongside entertainment giants, Tom Cruise and...

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The Extreme Connection! Avengers! Batman! Ben 10!

Extreme Studios launched in 1992 and quickly became home to the most exciting artists of an age! The young talent developed at Extreme Studios would go on to contribute to the biggest, brightest and most successful pillars of today’s Pop Culture, including the biggest movie of all time! The Batman! Ben 10! Fantastic Four! Black Panther! Avengers:Endgame! Hear why...

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Image Comics & The Death Of Superman!

With only 8 comics, Image Comics shocks the comic book world when it becomes the #2 publisher in the summer of 1992! DC Comics regroups from being knocked from their precarious perch, creating an event that electrifies not only the company, but the entire world! The Death Of Superman!! How it all went down!

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The Right Stuff! ( Is It FUN??)

A rousing discussion examining the stand out talents of the age! McFarlane, Lee, Silvestri, Larsen, Valentino, Portacio! Rob goes on a deep dive with guest host Jimmy Jay Exploring the methods, systems and approach that created the success of his peer group and the impact it carries today.

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