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The Mighty

Welcome to Episode 21 of The Blastoff Podcast. This week, 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.” Further reading: http://www.blastoffcomics.com/2017/04/journey-into-mystery/ http://news.nationalpost.com/arts/movies/cultural-lessons-of-2013-thor-is-the-new-superman http://www.blastoffcomics.com/2016/12/jud-meyers-retales-an-invitation/

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Crusaders, Caped and Otherwise

Welcome to Episode 19 of The Blastoff Podcast. This week, 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.” Further reading: http://www.blastoffcomics.com/2012/07/i-shall-become-a-bat/ http://www.blastoffcomics.com/2016/07/jud-meyers-retales-number-158/

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There Were Kings in Those Days

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. Links: https://www.blastoffcomics.com/2013/12/kirby-goes-kosmic/ https://www.blastoffcomics.com/2015/05/jud-meyers-retales-a-ray-in-the-night/ From Scott’s “Ray Bradbury Story”:

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Connections

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.” Further reading: http://www.blastoffcomics.com/2017/03/isnt-it-iron-ic/ http://www.blastoffcomics.com/2016/09/jud-meyers-retales-connections/

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Of Captains and Clowns

Welcome to Episode 13 of The Blastoff Podcast. 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 […]

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Renaissance Man

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 […]

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Nobody Tags An Invisible Plane

Welcome to Episode 11 of The Blastoff Podcast. In this week’s COMICS 101, Scott explains the origins of DC’s Wonder Woman in “Enter Diana.” Then in RETALES, Jud talks about some of his customers who, while artistically inclined, may not be expressing that inclination within the bounds of the law, in “Tag! You’re It.” Links: […]

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When We Were Young

In this week’s COMICS 101, Scott helps you tell one Captain Marvel from another in “Captains Marvel,” then takes a moment to remember the recently departed actor and writer Miguel Ferrer in “Gone Too Soon.” Then, Jud tells the tale of a little boy and his quest to meet the wizard in “In Brightest Day.” […]

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Welcoming the Future, Treasuring the Past.