Fri, 14 June 2013
In the first part of this episode, Wendi and Chris "Zod" Smits (writer, publisher "Aw Yeah Comics") discuss the history and enduring relevance of America's greatest superhero. It's a passionate discourse of ideals vs. relatability, his greatest storylines and whether or not Supes has a punk rock ethos!
Next up..... it's a Byrd, it's a plane... it's Megan Byrd ("Comic Book Candy" and Lauren Burke ("PI Jane", "I'm not Omnigirl") to break down Lois Lane's craziest storylines from the late 60s and 70s! Revisit the trendy fashions, mismanaged social issues and marriage obsession of "Superman's Girlfriend, Lois Lane".
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I loved those perfect-bound slaeicps. The saddle-stitched regular issues were a dime, the special editions were a quarter, and I don't know that you got two-and-a-half times as many pages, but they were big and worth it. One of those up in the treehouse and you're good for a while.I like to place these things in my mind in terms of the price of candy bars. A candy bar was still a nickel until we stopped buying Cuban sugar, when they went up to seven cents on the way to a dime.Even when a special cost five candy bars rather than two-and-a-half candy bars, you got one heckuva lot of reading. Go into a comic shop today with the price of five candy bars and see what you walk out with.And get off my lawn.