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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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Big Fish – An Interview With Carl Gottlieb

This week in Episode 8 of The Blastoff Podcast, Jud interviews legendary screenwriter, actor, producer and director Carl Gottlieb, whose six-decade-spanning career includes cinematic classics Jaws and The Jerk, as well as television favorites such as The Bob Newhart Show and The Odd Couple. That’s a resume large enough for most to envy, but Carl […]

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Gods and Comics

Scott concludes his two-part look at DC Comics’ multiple Earths in “And Then There Was One,” while in ReTales, Jud tells how those same DC heroes changed a life for the better in “Gods and Comics.” Further reading: http://www.blastoffcomics.com/2016/06/comics-101-june-29-2016-and-then-there-was-one-crisis-on-infinite-earths/ http://www.blastoffcomics.com/2016/11/jud-meyers-retales-gods-comics/

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Too Many Earths

In Episode 5 of The Blastoff Podcast, Scott explains how a comic-book publisher can find itself with “Too Many Earths,” while Jud tells the story of a very special customer and his “Three Dollars and Twenty-Four Cents.” Further reading: http://www.blastoffcomics.com/2016/06/comics-101-june-22-2016-too-many-earths/ http://www.blastoffcomics.com/2016/10/jud-meyers-retales-three-dollars-and-twenty-four-cents/

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