Back To The Bins – Assistant Editor’s Month (Week #1)

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Back To The Bins: Assistant Editor’s Month 2017 Episode #1

If you are not connected to nor listen to “Back To The Bins”, you may want to listen to this episode.  I was asked to be a part of “Assistant Editor’s Month”. I added a little intro and a song at the end to differentiate it from the Two True Freaks version. Stay tuned all the way past the credits as Kirk and I add a little bit at the end.  So join me with co-host Kirk Greenfield, host of “Imperious Rex:  Confessions Of A Serial Surface Invader” as we take over “Back To The Bins”!

3rd Annual Christmas Episode – DC Comics Presents #67 (Superman & Santa Claus)

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Russell’s Comic Brag

Thank You, Jimmy Anderson for helping me complete this comic series!


 

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Welcome to the 3rd Christmas Special for The DC Comics Presents Show!  This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #67. We start this episode with some Listener Feedback. (I once again grovel for some email and I-Tunes Reviews plus give out some final number for 2016)  Next, for the first time in a long time, the Russell’s Comic Brag segment returns and with a very special guest.  Next, I will be presenting a Spotlight for Superman’s Guest, Santa Claus.  Then we will delve into our issue, DC Comics Presents #67.  And finally, we take a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.  All that and some special Christmas comic relief splashed throughout the episode.  I hope you enjoy my gift to you!

MERRY CHRISTMAS, PODCAST LISTENER!!

Episode #66: DC Comics Presents #66 (Superman & The Demon)

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Episode #66: Superman & The Demon


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This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #66. The episode begins with a Spotlight on Superman’s Guests, The Demon Etrigan.  Then, we will delve into our issue, DC Comics Presents #66.  The episode closes with a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

Episode #65: DC Comics Presents #65 (Superman & Madame Xanadu)

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Episode #65: Superman & Madame Xanadu


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This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #65. The episode begins with a Spotlight on Superman’s Guests, Madame Xanadu.  Then, we will delve into our issue, DC Comics Presents #65.  The episode closes with a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

Episode #64: DC Comics Presents #64 (Superman & Kamandi, The Last Boy On Earth)

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Episode #64: Superman & Kamandi


This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #64. The episode begins with some Listener Feedback. (and once more I grovel for more email, comments and I-Tunes Reviews)  Next, we have a Spotlight on Superman’s Guests, Kamandi, The Last Boy On Earth.  Then, we will delve into our issue, DC Comics Presents #64.  The episode closes with a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

Episode #63: DC Comics Presents #63 (Superman & Amethyst, Princess Of Gemworld)

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Episode #63: Superman & Amethyst


This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #63. We start this week’s episode with Listener Feedback. (and once more I grovel for more email, comments and I-Tunes Reviews)  Next, we have a Spotlight on Superman’s Guests, Amethyst, Princess Of Gemworld.  Then, we delve into our issue, DC Comics Presents #63.  We close out the episode with a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

Episode #62: DC Comics Presents #62 (Superman & The Freedom Fighters)

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Episode #62: Superman & The Freedom Fighters


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This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #62. We start this week’s episode with Listener Feedback. (and once again I grovel for more email, comments and I-Tunes Reviews…only a few weeks left to get to my goal of 25 Reviews!)  Next, we have a Spotlight on Superman’s Guests, The Freedom Fighters.  Then, we delve into our issue, DC Comics Presents #62.  Finally, we will take a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

Episode #61: DC Comics Presents #61 (Superman & O.M.A.C. [One Man Army Corps])

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Episode #61: Superman & O.M.A.C.


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A big Thank You to Dave McElvenney!!


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This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #61.  We begin the show with the return of the Russell’s Comic Brag segment.  Next up is a little listener feedback. (and as usual, I grovel for more comments and emails) I will be presenting a Spotlight on Superman‘s Guest, O.M.A.C. – One Man Army Corps.  Then we get right into the DC Comics Presents #61 issue.  We close the show with a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

Episode #60: DC Comics Presents #60 (Superman & The Guardians Of The Universe)

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Episode #60: Superman & The Guardians Of The Universe


This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #60. We start this week’s episode with Listener Feedback. I get a chance to say I got an I-Tunes Review. (and once again I grovel for more email and comments)  Next, we have a Spotlight on Superman’s Guests, The Guardians Of The Universe.  Then, I will delve into our issue, DC Comics Presents #60.  Finally, we will take a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

DC Comics Presents Annual #2 (Superman Introduces Superwoman)

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Episode Annual #2: Superman & Superwoman

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This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents Annual #2. The episode starts out with a Spotlight for Superman‘s Guest, Superwoman.  Next, we’ll get into our book DC Comics Presents Annual #2. Finally, we will take a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

Episode #59: DC Comics Presents #59 (Superman & The Legion Of Substitute Heroes)

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Episode #59: Superman & The Legion Of Substitute Heroes


This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #59. We start this week’s episode with Listener Feedback. (and once again I grovel for more email and comments)Next, we have a Spotlight on Superman’s Guests, The Legion Of Substitute Heroes.  Then, I will delve into our issue, DC Comics Presents #59.  Finally, we will take a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

Episode #58: DC Comics Presents #58 (Superman & Robin The Teen Wonder and The Elongated Man)

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Episode #58: Superman & Robin The Teen Wonder and The Elongated Man


This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #58. We start this week’s episode with Listener Feedback. (and once again I grovel for some email and I-Tunes Reviews)  I also give an update on the Facebook Page numbers.  The Spotlight for Superman’s Guests will be a little different this time around.  Listeners will be directed to previous episodes for Spotlights on Robin and Elongated Man.  Then, I will get into our issue, DC Comics Presents #58.  Finally, we will take a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

Episode #57: DC Comics Presents #57 (Superman & The Atomic Knights)

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Episode #57: Superman & The Atomic Knights


This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #57. We start this week’s episode with Listener Feedback. (and once again I grovel for some email and I-Tunes Reviews)  Next, we have a Spotlight on Superman’s Guest(s), The Atomic Knights.  Then, I will get into our issue, DC Comics Presents #57.  Finally, we will take a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

Episode #56: DC Comics Presents #56 (Superman & Power Girl)

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Episode #56: Superman & Power Girl


This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #56. We get right into the episode this week with a Spotlight on Superman’s Guest, Power Girl.  Then, I will get into our issue, DC Comics Presents #56.  Finally, we will take a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

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Episode #55: DC Comics Presents #55 (Superman & Air Wave) [with special Guest Stars: Superboy & The Golden Age Air Wave]

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Episode #55: Superman & Air Wave


This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #55. We get right into the episode this week with a Spotlight on Superman’s Guest, Air Wave.  Then, I will get into our issue, DC Comics Presents #55.  Finally, we will take a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

Episode #54: DC Comics Presents #54 (Superman & Green Arrow)

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Episode #54: Superman & Green Arrow


This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #54.  The episode begins with some Listener Feedback. (I also continue to grovel for more email & some I-Tunes Reviews/Ratings)  Next, I will be re-presenting a Spotlight for Superman’s Guest, Green Arrow.  (I add a little bit more information from the original Spotlight)  Then, I will get into our issue, DC Comics Presents #54.  Finally, we will take a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

Episode #53: DC Comics Presents #53 (Superman In The House Of Mystery)

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Episode #53: Superman In The House Of Mystery


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A Kryptonian Flame-Dragon is loose on Earth and Superman must stop the creature.


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Even though it’s not Halloween yet, I try to give this episode that type of feel.  ENJOY!

This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #53.  We begin the show with a Russell’s Comic Brag segment.  Next, I will be presenting a Spotlight on Superman‘s Guest, The House Of Mystery.  In this issue, along with our Superman/House Of Mystery story, I will also be presenting a 16-Page Comic Preview for “Atari Force“ along with a Spotlight Extra on the team.  We close the show with a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

Episode #52: DC Comics Presents #52(Superman & The New Doom Patrol)

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Episode #52 (Superman & The New Doom Patrol)


Russell’s Comic Brag

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Famous First Edition was a series of oversized reprints of original Golden Age comics.  Famous First Edition reprinted the comics in their entirety, including any paid advertising and other features that appeared in the original.  C-28 reprints Detective Comics #27, the legendary issue that introduced The Batman to the world.  The first Batman story was titled  “The Case Of The Chemical Syndicate” .  In his first case, the Bat-Man investigates the murder of a chemical tycoon, discovering that one of his partners murdered him to steal the secret contracts that would leave him as the sole owner of the Apex Chemical Corporation.  There are nine additional stories in this book featuring the characters: Speed Saunders, Buck Marshall, Bart Regan, Spy, Crimson Avenger, Bruce Nelson, Dr. Fu Manchu, Cosmo the Phantom of Disguise, Plain Clothes Pete, and Plain Clothes Pete.


I re-recorded the intros to podcast segments.  I hope you enjoy!  This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #52. We will start the show with some Listener Feedback. (I also grovel for some email and I-Tunes Reviews)  Next, the long-awaited return of Russell’s Comic Brag.  Next, I will be presenting a Spotlight for Superman’s Guests, The New Doom Patrol.  And finally, we will take a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

Episode #51: DC Comics Presents #51 (Superman & The Atom)

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Episode #51: Superman & The Atom


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This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #51.  We begin the show with some Listener Feedback, sort of.  (It’s about a listener’s blog postings)  I also, once again, grovel for some email and I-Tunes Reviews.  Next, I will be re-presenting a Spotlight on Superman‘s Guest, The Atom.  (I have updated the Spotlight with “In Other Media”)  In this issue, along with our Superman/Atom story, I will also be presenting a 16-Page Comic Preview for “The Masters Of The Universe“.  We close the show with a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

Episode #50: DC Comics Presents #50 (Superman & Clark Kent)

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Episode #50: Superman & Clark Kent


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This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #50. The show has a new theme song.  Thank You, Luke Daab!  We begin the show with some Listener Feedback and some Facebook numbers.  (I again grovel for some email and I-Tunes Reviews)  Next, I will be presenting a Spotlight on Superman‘s Guest, Clark Kent.  During the reading of our comic, when we reach the middle of the issue, a slight celebration will occur.  That marks the half-way point of the comics we will be covering in the DC Comics Presents series.  We close the show by going down to the Comic Spinner Rack.

DC Comics Presents Annual #1 (Superman & Golden Age Superman) or A Visit From Back To The Bins

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Episode Annual #1: Superman & Golden Age Superman


This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents Annual #1. The episode starts out with a Spotlight for Superman‘s Guest, The Golden Age (or Earth-2) Superman.  Next, and for the first time, I have Special Guests! To help me dissects this issue, I will be getting some help from Back To The Bins podcasters Paul Spataro and Bill Robinson.    Finally, we will take a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

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Episode #49: DC Comics Presents #49 (Superman & SHAZAM!)

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Episode #49: Superman & SHAZAM!


This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #49. We are now in the post-“Whatever Happened To?!” era.  This episode begins with some Listener Feedback. (I also continue to grovel for I-Tunes Reviews/Ratings)  Next, I will be re-presenting a Spotlight for Superman’s Guest, Captain Marvel.  (I add a little bit more information from the original Spotlight)  Then, I will get into our issue number 49.  Finally, we will take a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

Episode #48: DC Comics Presents #48 (Superman & Aquaman)

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This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #48. We will start the show with some Listener Feedback. (I also grovel for some I-Tunes Reviews/Ratings)  Next, I will be presenting a Spotlight for Superman’s Guest, Aquaman.  Then, I will present DC Comics Presents last installment of the Whatever Happened To?! back-up feature.  This time around we learn what happened to The Black Pirate, plus I will present a Spotlight Extra on the character.  Finally, we will take a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

Episode #47: DC Comics Presents #47 (Superman & The Masters Of The Universe)

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Episode #47 (Superman & The Masters Of The Universe)


This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #47.  Due to the length of the Spotlight segment, we will forego Listener Feedback. So our Episode will open with a Spotlight for Superman’s Guest, The Masters Of The Universe.  Our “Whatever Happened To..?” segment concludes the Golden Age Sandman story from Episode #42. This time we will find out Whatever Happened To..? to Sandy The Golden Boy.  And finally, we will take a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

Episode #46: DC Comics Presents #46(Superman & The Global Guardians)

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Episode #46 (Superman & The Global Guardians)


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Flash #270 – While Barry Allen learns of Professor Gilbert Nephron’s untested process for reversing a criminal’s evil impulses, the Flash must deal with a silent criminal who dresses as a clown and uses deadly gadgets.
Flash #271 – The Flash escapes The Clown’s bomb blast. Meanwhile, several other plots are unfolding; Iris’ frustration towards her husband grows, the Flash continues to be sought by a female stalker, and Barry finally witnesses Dr. Nephron’s controversial criminal-rehabilitation procedure with Clive Yorkin. If that’s not enough, The Clown prepares his next caper by kidnapping two politicians and the president of the power company. He traps the Flash and places him atop an acrobatic gyroscope along with the other men. The four try to balance themselves on the electrical power-lines, while the Clown strikes a sinister chord causing the sputtering wires to smoke.


This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #46. We will start the show with some Listener Feedback. (I also grovel for some email and I-Tunes Reviews)  Next, the long-awaited return of Russell’s Comic Brag.  I bring two books, not just one!  Next, I will be presenting a Spotlight for Superman’s GuestsThe Global Guardians.  And finally, we will take a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

Episode #45: DC Comics Presents #45 (Superman & Firestorm)

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Episode #45 (Superman & Firestorm)


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This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #45. A shorter episode this time around as we begin the episode with a Spotlight for Superman’s Guest, Firestorm.  And finally, we will take a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.


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Episode #44: DC Comics Presents #44 (Superman & Dial ‘H’ For Hero)

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Episode #44 (Superman & Dial ‘H’ For Hero)


This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #44. We’ll begin the episode with some Listener Feedback, a back-and-forth from the Facebook page plus a new I-Tunes Review.  I will be presenting a Spotlight for Superman’s Guest, Dial ‘H’ For Hero.  Sadly, we may have come to the end of the Hostess Ad era!  Very SAD!  And finally, we will take a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

Episode #43: DC Comics Presents #43 (Superman & The Legion Of Super-Heroes)

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Episode #43 (Superman & The Legion Of Super-Heroes)


This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #43. We’ll begin the episode with some Listener Feedback, plus a celebratory Facebook number is mentioned.  (there’s also some new begging and groveling for feedback and I-Tunes reviews!)  I will be presenting an “updated” Spotlight for Superman’s Guest, The Legion Of Super-Heroes.  (You may notice the difference in sound quality)  I had to do another Hostess Ad (SORRY!)  And finally, we will take a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

Episode #42: DC Comics Presents #42 (Superman & The Unknown Soldier)

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Episode #42 (Superman & The Unknown Soldier)


This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #42.  We start the show with some Listener Feedback.  I will be presenting a Spotlight for Superman’s Guest, The Unknown Soldier.  Our “Whatever Happened To..?” segment deals with the Golden Age Sandman.  The Hostess Ads have not ended just yet.  Thanks to Scott Gardner and Michael Bailey (from Tales Of The JSA), another one will be performed.  And finally, we will take a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

Episode #41: DC Comics Presents #41 (Superman & The Joker)

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Episode #41 (Superman & The Joker)


This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #41. I will be presenting a Spotlight for Superman’s Guest, The Joker.  Instead of a “Whatever Happened To..?” segment, this time around we will be getting into a 16-page preview of “The New Wonder Woman“. (No Hostess Ad this time…I hope the ads haven’t stopped yet!)  And finally, we will take a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

 

Episode #40: DC Comics Presents #40 (Superman & Metamorpho: The Element Man)

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Episode #40 (Superman & Metamorpho)


Russell’s Comic Brag

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World’s Finest #146

While Batman visits Superman’s Fortress of Solitude, Superman observes five minutes of silence in Krypton’s memory. Pictures of Krypton stir Batman’s memory of his childhood. He remembers certain places on Krypton that Superman has never revealed to him. He also recalls flying on Earth. Batman believes that he too may be from Krypton.   Investigation of the mystery leads Batman to Dr. Thomas Ellison, a friend of his father. Bruce finds photographs in Ellison’s possession which confirm his suspicions. Ellison also withholds a secret belief that he caused Krypton’s destruction. Superman follows Batman to Ellison’s home, where the Caped Crusader is attempting to learn the truth. Ellison explains that using a telescope, he observed Krypton prior to the planet’s destruction. Toddler Bruce Wayne who lived next door to Ellison also observed Krypton. Ellison taught Bruce Kryptonian lore and using wires made it appear that Bruce could fly, accounting for Bruce’s memories. Ellison also observed that a reaction was building inside Krypton. He attempted to stop it using a neutralizing ray, but instead the device accelerated Krypton’s destruction. Superman is angered over the revelation. He uses a time-scope to force Ellison to watch his parents die. While watching, Superman and Ellison both see Jor-EL and Lara monitoring Krypton’s impending doom. Jor-EL detects Ellison’s intervention, but observes that the neutralizing ray has no effect. Krypton then explodes. Ellison’s conscious is finally cleared after learning that he was not responsible for destroying Krypton. Superman apologizes for his anger and thanks Ellison for attempting to save his world.


This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #40. We will start the show with a returning Russell’s Comic Brag.  Next, I will be presenting a Spotlight for Superman’s Guest, Metamorpho.  Our “Whatever Happened To..?” segment will delve into the Air Wave from the Golden Age where I will have a Spotlight Extra on him as well as the story itself.  This episodes’ Hostess Ad comes courtesy of Tales Of The JSA, hosted by Scott Gardner and Michael Bailey.  And finally, we will take a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

Episode #39: DC Comics Presents #39 (Superman & Plastic Man)

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Episode #39 (Superman & Plastic Man)


This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #39. We start the episode with some Listener Feedback, including the long-awaited 10th I-Tunes Review.  Next up, I will be presenting a Spotlight for Superman’s Guest, Plastic Man.  Our “Whatever Happened To..?” segment will delve into Richard Dragon: Kung-Fu Fighter where I will have a Spotlight Extra on him as well as the story itself.  This episodes’ Hostess Ad comes courtesy of Tales Of The JSA, hosted by Scott Gardner and Michael Bailey.  And finally, we will take a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

Episode #38: DC Comics Presents #38 (Superman & The Flash)

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Episode #38 (Superman & The Flash)


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This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #38. No holding back this time as we start out with our Spotlight segment.  I will be presenting a Spotlight for Superman’s Guest, The Flash.  Our “Whatever Happened To..?” segment will delve into The Crimson Avenger where I will have a Spotlight Extra on him as well as the story itself.  This episodes’ Hostess Ad comes courtesy of Tales Of The JSA, hosted by Scott Gardner and Michael Bailey.  And finally, we will take a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

Episode #37: DC Comics Presents #37 (Superman & Hawkgirl)

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Episode #37 (Superman & Hawkgirl)


This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #37. We’ll begin the episode with some Listener Feedback, plus a new I-Tunes review.  (there’s also some new begging for feedback and I-Tunes reviews!)  A little different “Russell’s Comic Brag” segment.  Not based on a single comic/comic series, but a listener’s comic gift to me.  I will be presenting a Spotlight for Superman’s Guest, Hawkgirl.  Our “Whatever Happened To..?” segment will delve into Rip Hunter Time Master where I will have a Spotlight Extra on Rip as well as the story itself.  I had to do another Hostess Ad (not too bad, if I do say so myself!)  And finally, we will take a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

Episode #36: DC Comics Presents #36 (Superman & Starman)

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Episode #36 (Superman & Starman)


Russell’s Comic Brag

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The Krypton Chronicles

A three-issue limited series published in 1981.
The series explores the genealogy of Superman’s birth-family, the House of EL.


A shorter episode this time out.  We’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #36. We’ll begin the episode with some Listener Feedback, plus a Facebook Page update.  Then we’ll go straight to the “Russell’s Comic Brag” segment.  I will be presenting a Spotlight for Superman’s Guest, Starman.  Another Hostess Ad, performed by Charlie Niemeyer.  And finally, we will take a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

Episode #35: DC Comics Presents #35 (Superman & Man-Bat)

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Episode #35 (Superman & Man-Bat)


Russell’s Comic Brag

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Batman Family #1

Batgirl and Robin must team up to face the ghost of Benedict Arnold, who looks to take over Washington, D.C., in “The Invader from Hell.” Plus, the origin of Man-Bat and more!

Batman’s name may be in the title,
but it’s Batgirl and Robin who take centre stage in the first issue!


This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #35. We’ll begin the episode with some Listener Feedback, plus a Facebook Page update.  (a little I-Tunes reviews begging too!)  Then we’ll go straight to the “Russell’s Comic Brag” segment.  I will be presenting a Spotlight for Superman’s Guest, Man-Bat.  Our “Whatever Happened To..?” segment will delve into Rex, The Wonder Dog (and Detective Chimp) where I will have a Spotlight Extra on Rex as well as the story itself.  I had to do another Hostess Ad (and I do believe it to be the best one I have done to date!)  And finally, we will take a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

Episode #34: DC Comics Presents #34 (Superman & The Shazam! Family)

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Episode #34 (Superman & The Shazam! Family)


Russell’s Comic Brag

World Of Krypton

World Of Krypton Mini-Series (1979)

With his world about to die, the scientist Jor-EL of the planet Krypton put his only son, Kal-EL, into a tiny spacecraft and sent it blasting on its way mere moments before Krypton exploded. That boy would eventually arrive on the planet Earth, where our world’s yellow sun would react with his Kryptonian physiology to give him remarkable powers. Kal-EL became known to millions as Superman.  World Of Krypton expands on the history of Jor-EL like never before.


This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #34. We’ll start this episode with some Listener Feedback and then go straight to the “Russell’s Comic Brag” segment.  I will be presenting a Spotlight for Superman’s Guests, The Shazam! Family.  You will hear another Hostess Ad. And finally, we will take a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

Episode #33: DC Comics Presents #33 (Superman & Shazam!)

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Episode #33 (Superman & Shazam!)

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Russell’s Comic Brag

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Superman #198

The Superman Revenge Squad attempts to lure the Man of Steel into an other-dimensional trap with a Clark Kent android.


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This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #33. We’ll start this episode with some Listener Feedback and then go straight to the “Russell’s Comic Brag” segment.  I will be presenting another “extra long” Spotlight for Superman’s Guest, Shazam! Our “Whatever Happened To..?” changes to “Whatever Will Happen To..?” for this one episode. There, we will delve into the character Star Hawkins where I will have a Spotlight Extra on him as well as the story itself.  SORRY..I had to create another Hostess Ad. And finally, we will take a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

Episode #32: DC Comics Presents #32 (Superman & Wonder Woman)

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Episode #32 (Superman & Wonder Woman)

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Russell’s Comic Brag

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Action Comics #430

Superman is warned about a lizard-being from the 420th Century, the Quakerer, who has the power to change his own appearance or that of other beings or objects, and who has come back to the 20th Century to find a weapon that will destroy the humans of the future. The Quakerer is disguised as one of Clark’s neighbors, but he does not know who. And Clark Kent and several of his neighbors, one of whom is the Quakerer, are stranded in the past by a strange bus-ride.


This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #32. We’ll start this episode with a “Russell’s Comic Brag” segment.  I will be presenting “an extra long” Spotlight for Superman’s Guest, Wonder Woman. Our “Whatever Happened To..?” segment will delve into the Mark Merlin & Prince Ra-MAN where I will have a Spotlight Extra on the character or characters (I  never did figure that out) as well as the story itself.  And finally, we will take a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

Episode #31: DC Comics Presents #31 (Superman & Robin The Teen Wonder)

Episode 31

Episode #31 (Superman & Robin)

Robin


Russell’s Comic Brag

ActionComics 355

Action Comics #355 (1967)

Biochemist Karl Keller has been imprisoned in a forced labor camp after criticizing his country’s leadership. Keller escapes after discovering some Kryptonian chemicals that when ingested give him an explosive punch. The scientist then comes to America where he becomes a boxer called the One Punch Kid. During one match, Superman disguises himself as Keller’s opponent and is surprised when a punch knocks him down.  Later, Keller creates a costumed identity for himself called the Annihilator. He holds a grudge against Superman, since the Man of Steel did not free him from the labor camp. The Annihilator then becomes a super-villain and his punch is able to best Superman. The Man of Steel is forced to retreat in order to develop a strategy against his newest foe.


History Of The Toys Of Robin



This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #31. We’ll start this episode with an email and some more talk about the Facebook page. I will be presenting the Spotlight for Superman’s Guest, Robin The Teen Wonder. Our “Whatever Happened To..?” segment will delve into the Golden Age Robotman where I will have a Spotlight Extra as well as the story itself.  And finally, we will take a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

Episode #30: DC Comics Presents #30 (Superman & Black Canary)

Episode 30

Episode #30 (Superman & Black Canary)

Black Canary


Russell’s Comic Brag

Secret Origins Of The DC Super Heroes

Introduction by Carmine Infantino. Featuring the history and creation of DC characters herein featured. Origins included in this book: Superman: Action Comics #1 and Superman Metropolis Edition from 1973; Batman: Detective #33 and Batman #47; The Flash: Flash #1 and Showcase #4; Wonder Woman: Wonder Woman #1 and #20; Green Lantern: All-American #16 and Showcase #22; Green Arrow: More Fun #89 and Adventure #256; Hawkman: Flash #1 and Brave & Bold #34; The Atom: All-American #19 and Showcase #34; Captain Marvel: Whiz #1; Plastic Man: Police #1.


This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #30. We’ll start this episode with an email and some more talk about the Facebook page. I will be presenting the Spotlight for Superman’s Guest, Black Canary. Our “Whatever Happened To..?” segment will delve into the Golden Age Atom (Al Pratt) where I will have a Spotlight Extra as well as the story itself. GROAN!..another Hostess Ad that I had to create. And finally, we will take a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

Episode #29: DC Comics Presents #29 (Superman & The Spectre)

Episode 29

Episode #29 (Superman & The Spectre)

Spectre


Russell’s Comic Brag

The Incredible HulkThe Incredible Hulk

Fireside Book Series – Collects Incredible Hulk (1962-1999 1st series) #3, Fantastic Four (1961-1996 1st Series) #12, Avengers (1963-1996 1st Series) #3, and the Hulk stories from Tales to Astonish (1959-1968 1st Series) #60-75 and 88. Featuring some of the Jade Giant’s earliest adventures including his origin and some of his greatest battles with the Avengers, Sub-Mariner, Fantastic Four, the Ringmaster and his Circus of Crime, the nefarious Leader, and more. Featuring appearances by Rick Jones, Betty Ross, and General “Thunderbolt” Ross, the man who would become the Hulk’s most tenacious adversary.


This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #29. We’ll start this episode with an email, a couple of I-Tunes reviews, and some talk about the Facebook page. I will be presenting the Spotlight for Superman’s Guest, The Spectre. Our “Whatever Happened To..?” segment will delve into Dr. Mid-Nite where I will have a Spotlight Extra as well as the story itself. Finally, we will take a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

Episode #28: DC Comics Presents #28 (Superman & Supergirl)

Episode 28

Episode #28 (Superman & Supergirl)

Supergirl


This time out, we’ll be getting into DC Comics Presents #28. I will be presenting the Spotlight for Superman’s Guest, Kara Zor-EL aka Supergirl. Our “Whatever Happened To..?” segment will delve into Johnny Thunder where I will have a Spotlight Extra as well as the story itself. Finally, we will take a trip to the Comic Spinner Rack.

2015 in review

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