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A podcast looking at comics, pop culture, and how the two connect. Come for the history, stay for the swearing.

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December 1, 2022

Issue 47: Fish Police

What happens when you mix pulp noire narrative devices, anthropomorphic fish, and the male gaze? You get Fish Police, one of the strangest indy comics to ever hit the 1980s. 

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This week, we've got a broad spectrum of dollar bin comics: Jessika found a copy of the excellent Rain (released earlier this year) and Mike wound up picking up The Sword of Sorcery from 1973. 

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Today we're talking about how  –during the early 80s– some of the top creators in comics came together to help raise money for famine relief in Africa. The results are... wild, to say the least. 

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Welcome back to Dollar Bin Discoveries! We had a ton of fun reading this week's selections: Jessika brought a DND-inspired series called The Last Session (ahem) to the table and Mike discovered a late 90s dark fantasy series called... wait for it... Hellcop. 

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November 3, 2022

Issue 45: The Gargoyle

No, it doesn't have anything to do with the incredible 1994 animated series. Yes, we wish we'd focused on those comics instead. 

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Welcome back to Dollar Bin Discoveries! We had a ton of fun reading this week's selections: Jessika found the recent series Animal Castle and Mike discovered... a superhero created by the National Maritime Center. Strap in, everyone. 

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Did you know that Marvel created a comic in the 1980s with the express purpose of licensing it into a line of action figures? Or that some of its art became a central piece of a musician's iconography? Buckle up, everyone. It's time to talk about The Saga of Crystar: Crystal Warrior. 

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Welcome back to Dollar Bin Discoveries, the sub-series where we talk about interesting comics we've come across while digging through dollar bins. This week, we're joined by comics writer Sarah Cooke to talk about her first comic Kickstarter and discuss Mercury Heat, Batman: Shadow of the Bat 28, and the first issue of the strange 90s series Poe!

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What's your pleasure, sir?

Today we're talking about Clive Barker's Hellraiser, the first comic to... embrace... the iconic horror franchise. We were incredibly lucky to talk about this Epic Comics series with none other than D.G. Chichester, who Clive Barker described as the "Godfather" of Hellraiser and served as both an editor and writer on the book! Read the rest of this entry »

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Welcome back to Dollar Bin Discoveries, the sub-series where we talk about interesting comics we've come across while digging through dollar bins. This week, we're talking about Action Comics 645 and Instruction for Making a Proper Offering to Forgotten Gods.

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