Just listened to this episode and really enjoyed it. Outrajs came across great. Wonder Woman isn't a character that I've ever really gravitated towards, but this was a really fun and interesting episode nonetheless.
Last Edit: Dec 18, 2017 3:39:27 GMT -5 by Confessor
I really enjoyed this episode--What was most interesting to me was hearing from a reader (not collector) who came to comics well into the direct market era. It's a different perspective than I'm used to hearing. (The couple of younger fans I know got into comics through their fathers, so there was always somebody backfilling their knowledge.)
I hadn't realized that Messner-Loebs had written this run--he was definitely a favorite creator of mine in the 80s, thanks to Jonny Quest, Journey, and Epicurus the Sage, but I never really followed his mainstream stuff. It was good, but not really as satisfying as his other work.
(I did pick up the "Taco Bell" cover issue, to fill out a 5 or 10/$1 purchase. And Bolland covers are always tempting)
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A couple of suggestions for Outrajs...if you have AMC on Demand, Robert Kirkman's Secret History of Comic Books did an episode on Wonder Woman that explored her early themes and the Marston relationships.
If you want to read the Golden Age stuff, DC is putting out an affordable format softcover of it...
which reprints part of the the slightly less affordable Golden Age Wonder Woman Omnibus...
both are available at Amazon, or you can order through a local comic shop i they don't have them in stock.
Ok, so I have to ask if I heard right, the dude who is running your Marvel Heroes rpg has set his game in the period where Kang has conquered Earth? That would be hella fun to play in. Which version of the Marvel rpg do you guys use (I know Shaxper is a big fan of the original TSR version, which I played in high school, but the last time I did any super-hero rpg I used Mutants & Masterminds from Green Ronin). Tabletop rpgs might be the one hobby that has rivaled comics for my passion throughout my lifetime (and my wife is a bigger gamer than I am) but we don't currently have a group to play with.
I still have a bunch of episodes to catch up on, but I am trying to keep up on the new ones, and I enjoyed this ep quite a bit. I haven't read the Messner-Loebs run-I left with Perez, came back for the first part of the Byrne run but didn't finish it.
Crimebuster Were you part of the group that did the massive history of Kang as part of the ole Whack-a-mole list? I know I did a few chapters of it, Lonni did some, Rob C., Van and a handful of others I remember, but I can't recall everyone involved. Listening to you guys talk about Busiek Avengers and Avengers Forever in particular gave me flashbacks to that project.
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I want to say it is the original TSR version however, the GM has made so many modifications to it that he even put his name down as one of the authors! LOL. It is an awesome game and we have a lot of fun. I am such a gamer-girl that I am currently in 3 different games (Marvel, D&D 5e, and Champions set to a DC comics theme). Thanks for the anthologies. I will have to get them...also, I need the exact outfit she is wearing in the top picture volume 1! I can totally rock that! LOL.
I had such a spectacular time doing the podcast...I love to hear myself talk - just ask any of my friends - but I learned so much more than I can say and it was so much fun...even doing the interview itself. Plus, my son thinks I am supermom now that I am a "movie star" when he heard me on the podcast. He loves to take one of my earbuds and listen to the podcasts when I am listening so he is very familiar with them.
And then the after effects of the podcast with so many of you listening and them telling me (either here or in messages) where I can learn more about THE GREATEST SUPERHERO IN HISTORY!!! You are all incredible and I love each and every one of you! You all make a girl feel welcomed and appreciated (even if I do say uhmm too much and sound like an airhead)! I love coming here. It's like this little coffee shop I used to go to when I was a kid where there were no big tables, just little side ones and everyone sat in big circles whether you knew everyone there or not and just debated/talked about whatever struck your fancy.
(Sorry for gushing...'tis the season for gushing I guess...)
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