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A Flash of the Lightning

Welcome to Episode 24 of The Blastoff Podcast. This week, 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. ” Further reading: http://www.blastoffcomics.com/2012/03/the-silver-age-begins-with-a-flash/

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Under Pressure

Welcome to Episode 23 of The Blastoff Podcast. This week, 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: […]

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A Writer’s Writer – An Interview with Alan Brennert

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 […]

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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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