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From February, 1966 through August, 1967, DC Comics branded all their publications with a checkerboard masthead, lovingly known as "Go-Go Checks". Because, you know, the 60s. With the help of his husband and intrepid friends, Dr. Bobb will examine each of these issues in depth and tell you what you need to know!

From February, 1966 through August, 1967, DC Comics branded all their publications with a checkerboard masthead, lovingly known as "Go-Go Checks". Because, you know, the 60s. With the help of his husband and intrepid friends, Dr. Bobb will examine each of these issues in depth and tell you what you need to know!
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From February, 1966 through August, 1967, DC Comics branded all their publications with a checkerboard masthead, lovingly known as "Go-Go Checks". Because, you know, the 60s. With the help of his husband and intrepid friends, Dr. Bobb will examine each of these issues in depth and tell you what you need to know!

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English


Episodes

Tank in an IceBox, Two Bits! (G.I. Combat #117!)

1/13/2019
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Think war is scary? Try adding a zany ghost, an anthropormphic dog, and a teen-age rock band! (Well, I’m just kidding about the dog and the band, but the ghost is legit, and a Confederate general to boot!) Join us for G.I. Combat #117, featuring the Hainted Tank!

Duration:00:42:15

Los Blackhawkos! (Blackhawk #219)

1/7/2019
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Outlandish villain? Check! Disregarding the rules of aerodynamics? Check? Racist stereotypes? Check! Join us for Blackhawk #219!

Duration:01:02:51

Tor Five Bitcha People (Wonder Woman #161!)

12/29/2018
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Wonder Woman battles a cold war-era spy (or maybe it’s World War II??) as well as a mummy’s curse, the inherent sexism of mid-century America, and a brain-damaged Steve Trevor’s roaming hands! (Or maybe he’s not brain-damaged, maybe he’s just a dick) Join us for all the fun!

Duration:01:00:39

Never Trust a Robot with an 'X' in its Name!

12/23/2018
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Dr. Husband makes his triumphant return just in time to discuss scheming South American vixens, shrunken bottle cities, and Hollywood actors-turned gangsters! It’s Superman #185, people, try and keep up!

Duration:01:08:10

Wings of Love: Hawkman (vol. 1) #13!

12/17/2018
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Former work friend Chuck returns to talk about his SECOND favorite hero, Hawkman! Hawkman must battle to win the love of a Nordic femme fatale from the center of the Earth, while battling giant frost robots and the Valkyrie’s unfrozen ex-boyfriends. Oh, and, he’s already married which complicates things. Don’t forget to rate and review!

Duration:01:08:14

It's Not The Size That Matters!

12/10/2018
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Former Work Friend Chuck (formerly working, not former friend) is here to ignore the dog noises in the background and talk about his fourth favorite hero, The Atom! Also the Atom’s psychotic fiancee, flower faeries, phallic plant stamens, and good old American scientific ingenuity. Tune in!

Duration:01:02:35

Take that, UNKNOWN

12/2/2018
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Have an unknown that needs challenged? Good luck getting ahold of these mooks - the self-styled “Challengers of the Unknown” don’t even have a freaking telephone, just a needlessly complicated system of radio transmitters and ponderously slow television monitors. PLUS THEY DON’T EVEN HAVE A DOG. Join us for an examination of Challengers of the Unknown #49!

Duration:00:48:32

Super-What, now?

11/18/2018
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My heterosexual friend Jake joins me to talk about a comic with Bob Hope on the amsthead that has nary a mention of Bob Hope on the inside…but plenty of Hot Rodders, a man-eating Cat Lady, and Super-Hip! And don’t forget to take the Brotherhood Quotient Quiz!

Duration:01:27:11

Maybe you CAN pin a medal on a Gorilla!

11/12/2018
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On this Veteran’s Day, we pause to remember the most misunderstood mammal in this man’s Marines, SGT Gorilla, USMC! Brought to you by the Our All-American Men of War, At War Players! Semper Fi, Sarge!

Duration:00:19:10

BLOCKBUSTED (Detective Comics 349!)

11/4/2018
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I can hardly hear myself think what with all the dog growling and laundry doing and Blockbusting! Blockbuster is back to…ummm….BUST Batman and Robin, plus Elongated Man attacks crime with his nose, knees, and middle finger!

Duration:01:01:11

Walt Has a Secret! (Young Love #54)

10/21/2018
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Dr. Professor Sarah Murphy joins us to discuss the literary merits of Young Love number 54. Three pulse-pounding tales of torrid teenage romance (if your definition of pulse-pounding is “mildly intersting” and your definition of “torrid” is “misogynistic")

Duration:01:24:56

Our Army! AT WAR!

10/15/2018
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Join us for a look at OUr Army at War 165, featuring Sgt Rock versus the Iron Major! Along with the battle hapy Joes of Easy Co. and some sexy, sexy German love!

Duration:00:51:27

Hey Lady! It's the Adventures of Jerry Lewis #93!

10/8/2018
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Doctor Husband, sick with a cold, rallies his strength to discuss The Adventures of Jerry Lewis #93 (March/April 1966).

Duration:01:04:30

Checkered Past Episode 30: Adventure Comics 342!

9/30/2018
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Objection overruled! Star Boy is on trial for breaking the Legion Code against killing, but don’t worry, Superboy’s got the defense locked up! (Spoiler alert: Go ahead and worry) PLUS: Superboy’s first meeting with best friend Pete! Will Pete discover his secret identity? (Spoiler alert: Yes, but not yet)

Duration:01:07:34

Checkered Past Episode 29: Action Comics 335!

9/16/2018
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The Action-Packed (pun intended) sequel to our very first episode! We talk about Charlie’s Angels! Grease 2! Mego Dolls! And a little bit about Superman and Supergirl! Plus for your listening enjoyment…chewing sounds and dog noises throughout!

Duration:01:19:19

Checkered Past Episode 28: Capt. Storm 12!

9/9/2018
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What do you get when you cross a peg-leg PT Captain with America’s sweetheart Miss Cherry Pie? Zany hi-jinks in the coastal waterways of the WWII-era South Pacific, that’s what! Join me and Dr. Husband for our very first look at Captain Storm, PLUS a radio drama by the Our All-American Men of War, at War, Players!

Duration:00:47:40

Checkered Past Episode 27: Justice League of America 43!

9/2/2018
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America’s Sweethearts, Charlie and Kelly, return to discuss Justice League of America #43, featuring the debut of the Royal Flush Gang!

Duration:01:06:13

Checkered Past Episode 26: Batman 179!

8/26/2018
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America’s sweethearts, Charlie and Kelly, join us to riddle out department stores, the orgins of soda pop, Bubba the Redneck Werewolf, and also a little Batman!

Duration:01:18:48

Checkered Past Episode 25: Strange Adventures 186!

8/19/2018
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It’s our 25th episode! The My Greatest Strange Mystery Tale Adventure Players drop by to share three cerebral tales of the weird and whimsical from Strange Adventures #186!

Duration:00:34:53

Checkered Past Episode 24: Blackhawk 218!

8/13/2018
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Seven confirmed bachelors battling for the honor of a 97-pound weakling. It’s like ‘Queer Eye’ but with planes! And don’t forget the threat of PLANTIMAL!!

Duration:00:59:29