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Reading comics should be fun, and so we're firing up the Comic Book Time Machine to go back in time -- seven days ago or seven decades ago -- to find comics that are fun! Some from our childhood, some from before we were born, some from just a month ago! We cover things like major comic events past and present, series we love, story arcs, and much much more! We're comic fans and we love comics, so our goal is to share that love as we find comics we enjoy.

Reading comics should be fun, and so we're firing up the Comic Book Time Machine to go back in time -- seven days ago or seven decades ago -- to find comics that are fun! Some from our childhood, some from before we were born, some from just a month ago! We cover things like major comic events past and present, series we love, story arcs, and much much more! We're comic fans and we love comics, so our goal is to share that love as we find comics we enjoy.
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Reading comics should be fun, and so we're firing up the Comic Book Time Machine to go back in time -- seven days ago or seven decades ago -- to find comics that are fun! Some from our childhood, some from before we were born, some from just a month ago! We cover things like major comic events past and present, series we love, story arcs, and much much more! We're comic fans and we love comics, so our goal is to share that love as we find comics we enjoy.

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Episodes

“Even Monsters Get Scared” feat. Swamp Thing TV and Comics – SWAMP THINGS ep. 14

6/20/2019
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Journey to the swamp with Ben as he covers: Alan Moore’s Saga of the Swamp Thing volume 1 (issues 20-27) The Wal-Mart exclusive 100 Page Comic Giant Swamp Thing #5 Swamp Monsters, the collection of public domain pre-code swamp monster horror comics The first three episodes of DC Universe’s Swamp …

Duration:00:38:41

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2019 (Ben) – CBTM143

5/4/2019
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Ben goes to his neighborhood comic/collectibles shop and gets some free comics and buys some comics. This episode, he talks about his “haul”. And while he didn’t plan to record a review of what he got, he did get around to reading some of the comics . . . and …

Duration:00:23:18

SWAMP THING 100-PAGE COMIC GIANT and Wal-Mart Exclusives Update – SWAMP THINGS ep. 13

4/12/2019
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The twelfth episode in the SWAMP THINGS: COMIC BOOK MUCK MEN, BOG BEASTS, AND MUD MONSTERS series takes a look at the all new Wal-Mart exclusive Swamp Thing series — part of their 100-Page Comic Giant series! This episode is an overview of the changes made to the Wal-Mart exclusive …

Duration:00:41:01

Christmas Time Comic Talk (Group) CBTM141

1/30/2019
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In this episode, we present to you a Christmas time comic conversation that Daniel and Matt had during an afternoon of fun they shared together.

Duration:00:49:10

A WEIRD WAR TALE: Week of Weird Day 7 – CBTM140 (Ben)

10/31/2018
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This comic was a “grail” comic for me that I found while at a comic book convention a little while ago. I was waiting for a special time to podcast about it. That time is now! But it was not at al what I expected! So did I like it? …

Duration:00:46:36

A WEIRD TEAM-UP: Week of Weird Day 6 – CBTM139 (Ben)

10/30/2018
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A weird trilogy from the Fantastic Four’s history, featuring a weird new team! Ghost Rider! Hulk! Spider-Man! Wolverine! Together, they are the NEW FANTASTIC FOUR! This one has everything! At least, that’s what the cover promises. “Even the kitchen sink.” In truth, it IS a fun superhero romp. And one …

Duration:00:24:32

A WEIRD COINCIDENCE: Week of Weird Day 5 – CBTM138 (Ben)

10/29/2018
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Two comics. Two wars. Two creatures. Two retcons. One man: Nick Fury. But these two comics tell the story of two different Nick Furys: one, the World War II sergeant, the other a Vietnam War era Agent of SHIELD. Take a trip back in time to witness the origin of …

Duration:00:32:44

2 WEIRD COLLECTIONS: Week of Weird Day 4 – CBTM137 (Ben)

10/28/2018
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October 2018 brought two long collections of short stories: Cursed Comics Cavalcade is a collection of brand new stories, an 80 page book for $9.99 found in comic shops Swamp Thing Halloween Horror 100-Page Comic Giant, a 100page book for $4.99 found only at Wal-Mart Both feature Swamp Thing …

Duration:00:42:43

A WEIRD LAW FIRM: Week of Weird Day 3 – CBTM136 (Ben)

10/27/2018
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Today’s entry in the week of weird is a fantastic comic series, Wolff and Byrd: Counselors of the Macabre! Featuring werewolves, vampires, zombies, ghosts, and ghouls who all share a common problem: they need lawyers. Also featuring a subplot about Sodd, the Thing Called It! A swamp monster subplot? I’m …

Duration:00:26:37

A WEIRD HERO: Week of Weird Day 2 – CBTM135 (Ben)

10/27/2018
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For today’s episode in the Week of Weird, one of the weirdest comics I’ve ever read. Bill Mantlo, Keith Giffen, and Klaus Jansen create a tale that should be goofy or campy, and yet it carries some surprising depth. Not super deep depth, but the depth it DOES reach is …

Duration:00:29:52

“Raydeen” (Shogun Warriors #1, February 1979) – MCC114

10/20/2018
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Shogun Warriors, a Doug Moench and Herb Trimpe work based on the Mattel toyline that merged a number of Japanese properties into one, gets its origin in this "1st ISSUE COLLECTOR'S ITEM"! And the license seems to be in good hands!

Duration:00:41:30

Crisis on Infinite Earths Issues #10, #11, and #12 (Matt) CBTM132

10/10/2018
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Matt is reading through the historic maxi-series, Crisis on Infinite Earths, for the first time. The original Crisis was released during 1985 and 1986, and was ultimately used to reboot the DC Universe. This is the finale of Matt’s coverage of this event, as he tackles the last 3 …

Duration:00:57:45

The What If Challenge #3 (Matt) CBTM131

10/5/2018
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In every episode of The What If Challenge, Matt will review three comics from the “What If…?” series, and then rates and ranks those issues. Which “What If…?” will be the best?!? Find out here! Excelsior!

Duration:00:39:10

Infinity Wars Part 1 – CBTM130 (Ben)

9/29/2018
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Ben takes a look at Infinity Wars Prime, Infinity Wars 1-3, Infinity Wars: Soldier Supreme, and Infinity Wars: Iron Hammer. Ben bought the comics on a whim, and not knowing what to expect he was surprised at the twists and turns the story had.

Duration:00:53:53

Off-the-Cuff Comic Conversations (Group) – CBTM129

9/15/2018
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Matt is joined by special guest host, Evan David, to discuss all sorts of comic books in this free-flowing conversation.

Duration:01:13:20

Superman: Red Son (Group) CBTM128

9/5/2018
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Matt is joined by Evan David as they review the classic Superman Elseworlds story, “Red Son.”

Duration:00:33:58

SWAMP THING TEAMS UP WITH EVERYONE (feat. Justice League Dark 1-2 and Scooby-Doo Team Up 40) Swamp Things Ep. 6

8/30/2018
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For a guy with no regular series, Swamp Thing sure is getting around. In the last couple of months he’s shown up in: Damage #6 Scooby-Doo Team Up #40 Injustice vs. Masters of the Universe #1 Suicide Squad Annual #1 And truth be told, most of his appearances are pretty …

Duration:00:59:08

100 Page Comics Giants: Wal-Mart/DC Comics Exclusives – CBTM126 (Ben)

8/3/2018
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Ben takes a look at the exclusive 100 page anthology books that DC Comics has made to be exclusively carried by Wal-Mart. These books are: Featuring: Wonder Woman in “The Conversion” (original story) Justice League (2011) #1 The Flash (2011) #1 Aquaman (2011) #1 Featuring: Batman in “One More Chance” …

Duration:01:03:30

Captain America, Superman, and The Amazing Spider-Man #1s – CBTM125 (Ben)

7/16/2018
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Ben reads a BUNCH of #1 issues from the last month or so…and ONE from a LONG time ago. In this episode: Captain America #1 Amazing Spider-Man #1 (and the Free Comic Book Day issue) Superman #1 (and Man of Steel issues 1-6) Superman Giant #1 Batman Giant #1 Justice …

Duration:00:42:25

Daniel and Matt’s Action Comics #1000 Celebration (Group) CBTM124

6/30/2018
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This is not a review of Action Comics #1000, but Daniel and Matt do celebrate the release of this milestone book by meeting two “Superman” writers, Dan Jurgens and Patrick Gleason.

Duration:00:23:11