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Your hosts Jud Meyers and Scott Tipton are your tour guides through the worlds of comic books, popular culture, comic-book retailing, and nostalgia.

Your hosts Jud Meyers and Scott Tipton are your tour guides through the worlds of comic books, popular culture, comic-book retailing, and nostalgia.
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Your hosts Jud Meyers and Scott Tipton are your tour guides through the worlds of comic books, popular culture, comic-book retailing, and nostalgia.

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English


Episodes

All of Us Hallow

11/27/2017
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This week in Comics 101, Scott looks at the beginnings of DC’s Justice League of America, and in ReTales, Jud tells the tale of the day he wore the shield. http://BlastoffComics.com

Duration:00:35:48

An Interview with Xavier Dorison - Part 1

10/20/2017
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In the first of Jud’s interviews from the City of Light, Jud visits the Humanoids offices and chats with writer Xavier Dorison, author of The Third Testament, Prophet and Long John Silver. http://BlastoffComics.com

Duration:00:57:36

Taken For Granted

8/8/2017
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In Comics 101, Scott looks at the work of one of comics’ greatest creators, Will Eisner, and in ReTales, Jud teaches us all a lesson about taking things for granted in “Los Ojos Son el Espejo del Alma.” http://BlastoffComics.com

Duration:00:27:48

A Life, Writing – An Interview with Mark Waid, Part 2

7/25/2017
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Welcome back to our two-episode special of our conversation with Mark Waid, one of the greatest visionaries in comic book history. It was a pleasure digging in deep to what makes this man tick. Here in episode two, we go even deeper. Hang on, dear listeners. The cosmic rays are coming fast and furious now. The ship is heating up. Might as well sit back and relax. There's no stopping it now and there's no telling where we'll end up. http://BlastoffComics.com

Duration:01:20:17

A Life, Writing – An Interview with Mark Waid, Part 1

7/18/2017
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There are some guests who need very little introduction. Some who have affected our industry in so many ways that it would require a dedicated program just to list their achievements. Mark Waid is that guest. He's written nearly every comic-book character at nearly every comic-book company (quite a few that he founded himself). He's become an expert at every level of publishing. Owner, CEO, CCO, Editor-in-Chief, Digital Pioneer. And of course, a relentless wordsmith, creating...

Duration:01:05:12

The Way It Began

7/11/2017
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This week in Comics 101, Scott looks at the beginnings of Marvel's Fantastic Four in "The Way It Began," Harley is back with more Small Talk, and in ReTales, Jud pulls back the curtain on his life as “I Witness.” http://BlastoffComics.com

Duration:00:50:52

Hulk Is a Four-Letter Word

6/27/2017
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Scott looks at the beginnings of Marvel's Incredible Hulk in "Driven By Rage," Harley returns with another edition of “Small Talk,” while Jud talks about a special customer, and a very special “Four-Letter Word.” http://BlastoffComics.com

Duration:00:55:59

A Flash of the Lightning

5/23/2017
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Scott looks at the beginnings of DC's Flash in "A Flash of the Lightning," while Harley returns for a new installment of "Small Talk." http://BlastoffComics.com

Duration:00:22:03

Under Pressure

5/18/2017
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Scott looks at the beginnings of Marvel's Sub-Mariner in "Under Pressure," while Jud recounts how folks from all walks of life pass through our doors in "Don't X-Plain." Plus, Jud and Scott talk Free Comic Book Day and discuss Scott's newest comics project STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION: MIRROR BROKEN! http://BlastoffComics.com

Duration:00:43:26

A Writer’s Writer - An Interview with Alan Brennert

5/2/2017
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Our guest today is an Emmy-Award-winning writer for television, having written for series like Wonder Woman, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, L.A. Law, The New Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits. He’s a Nebula-Award-winning writer of short stories and novels, including Time and Chance, Moloka'i, Honolulu, and most recently the wistfully nostalgic novel Palisades Park. He’s written some of the best Batman comic-book stories ever, including my personal favorite Batman tale of all time,...

Duration:00:55:02

The Mighty

4/25/2017
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Scott looks at the beginnings of Marvel's Mighty Thor in "Journey Into Mystery," while Jud welcomes you inside the doors of the shop in "An Invitation." http://BlastoffComics.com

Duration:00:30:14

Storyteller - An Interview with Jim Krueger

4/18/2017
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Jim Krueger is one of the most important comic-book writers in the business. Working with industry icon Alex Ross, he created the highly acclaimed Earth X trilogy for Marvel Comics. The duo then reunited at DC Comics and produced the Eisner-award winning epic Justice. His writing has given voice to the X-Men, the Avengers, Spider-Man, Batman, Buffy, and he even put his feet into the Star Wars universe, because – well, why not? Independently, he began publishing his own work. Foot Soldiers,...

Duration:01:23:23

Crusaders, Caped and Otherwise

4/11/2017
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Scott looks at the beginnings of the Caped Crusader in "I Shall Become a Bat," while Jud reveals the beginnings of his own kind of crusade in "Number 158." Also, Harley and Amelia return for more "Small Talk." http://BlastoffComics.com

Duration:00:49:46

The Art of Design - An Interview with Alan Roderick-Jones

4/4/2017
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Alan Roderick-Jones is a renowned artist and production designer, who's worked on such wide-ranging and varied projects as Papillon, Tarzan and of course, Star Wars: A New Hope. http://BlastoffComics.com

Duration:00:47:38

There Were Kings in Those Days

3/28/2017
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Scott and Jud look at two American literary giants who loomed large in their childhoods and still do to this day: Jack Kirby and Ray Bradbury. Also, the debut of "Small Talk," with Harley Salbacka and a very special guest. http://BlastoffComics.com

Duration:00:48:55

Getting Animated - An Interview with Glen Murakami

3/21/2017
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Glen Murakami is a legend in the world of animation. In the last twenty years, there were only a handful of writers and artists crafting what turned into the most successful run of comic book cartoon hits in American history. This man was one of those creators. He started his career under the direction of Bruce Timm on Warner Bros. Batman, the Animated Series and Superman, the Animated Series. He won an Emmy Award as producer of Batman Beyond and after a decade working with Timm, he...

Duration:02:00:47

Connections

3/14/2017
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In this week's COMICS 101, Scott explains the origins of Marvel's Iron Man in "Isn't It Iron-ic?." Then in RETALES, Jud looks at how everything fits together in "Connections." http://BlastoffComics.com

Duration:00:41:54

A Marvelous Career -- An Interview with Christopher Yost

3/7/2017
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Our guest on today’s conversation program is one of the most important writers in modern Marvel Comics history. Chris Yost started his career in the world of animation, writing scripts for Marvel Comics' television universe. Wolverine and the X-Men was a huge hit in 2003, when he and Craig Kyle dreamed up the story of a young girl who had been cloned from the DNA of Wolverine, complete with his claws, healing factor and bloodlust. X-23 struck such a chord with the fans that Marvel asked...

Duration:01:04:52

Of Captains and Clowns

2/28/2017
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In this week's COMICS 101, Scott explains the origins of Marvel’s Captain America in "Everybody’s All-American." Then in RETALES, Jud gets a little help from Lewis Carroll as he tells the tale of a very special customer with a most unusual secret in “The Jabberwock.” Special thanks to Ashley Adler Krueger for her super-smooth vocal poetry. http://BlastoffComics.com

Duration:00:44:06

Renaissance Man - An Interview with Michael Stradford

2/21/2017
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Michael Stradford is an entertainment-industry executive for the last three decades spanning through music, radio, DVD, film, television and interactive. He's at Warner Home Entertainment as director of creative services right now, but before that, he was at Big Air Studios, which is a film distribution company. And before that, he led the digital production and development team for Crackle at Sony Pictures. He produced groundbreaking digital movie projects (Angel of Death), won awards for...

Duration:01:14:03

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