GAR! 163: Lunch at the Camden Comic Con


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This week’s episode of The GAR! Podcast is a long one, the incredible fourth of five episodes recorded live at the 2017 Camden Comic Con. First Glenn and friend of the show, the amazing Robert Repici, discuss the panels of the Con, including the one that they and Ray moderated later in the afternoon. They also discuss the guests of the panel- Amy Chu, Fred Van Lente, Dean Haspiel, and Larry Hama- the legendary silent issue of G.I. Joe, the Hydra Captain America, diversity in comics, the Justice Society, the Fox, and the art of storytelling.

Next, in a special French Fry Diary segment, the GAR! con crew (Jennifer Walker of The Make Mine Magic Podcast, friends of the show Jeff Milliman and Jessy Lukens, and the returning Ray) try some of the fries from the food trucks assembled by the Camden Comic Con, even the kimchi ones, which Glenn rightfully refuses to try. There’s also more discussion of energy drinks, and anti-vaxers. Thanks to Stink Fisher of The Pop Shop for the awesome burger.

Then we finally meet the mythical David Lisa, the geekiest librarian in New Jersey, and the equally cool Janel Miller of the South Jersey Writers’ Group, and we talk about the Echelon Mall, Michael Jackson’s Thriller, computers, injectable contraceptives, old school phones, libraries, first movies, drive-in theaters, the etymology of dork, graphic novels, and of course, Fantastic Four. David recently re-read the first one hundred issues of the classic series, which made for an intriguing starting point for the discussion of the characters and the creators, favorite stories, the lost FF adventure, the Silver Surfer, reprints, Bullpen Bulletins, comic book movies, Avenger X, March, and the legacy and tragedy of Jack Kirby.

The GAR! Podcast is the Glenn Walker and Ray Cornwall weekly podcast where they talk unrehearsed about whatever happens to come to mind. It’s an audio-zine for your mind, a nerd exploration of a nerd world, coming to you from the suburbs of New Jersey and the sunny lakes of Florida via Skype.

Links:

Camden Comic Con

French Fry Diary

The Make Mine magic Podcast

The South Jersey Writers’ Group

The Pop Shop

My Four Suns

Wahlburgers

March

Biff Bam Pop!

The Biff Bam Pop! Podcast Network

Glenn’s Twitter

Ray’s Twitter

The Adventures of Ray

The GAR! Podcast on Pinterest

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The GAR! Podcast on Stitcher

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The GAR! Podcast 149: Spoilers and Fast Food

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This week’s episode of The GAR! Podcast includes discussion of the following:

intro / new era / Stranger Things / spoilers / Carson Wentz / Fantastic Four / From Dusk Till Dawn / Florida / the cube and the cat / gator sighting / Krystal / Whataburger / new from Red Robin / sweet potato fries / Cheetos chicken fries / weird stuff from Burger King / Jeremy Whitley on Avengers / Coliseum of Comics / Kong of Skull Island / Potatoland / bad day / the big sky / closing /

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Links:

Glenn on From Dusk Till Dawn

Burger 21 at French Fry Diary

Moon Dog Grill

Moon Dog Grill at French Fry Diary

Glenn’s reviews of Civil War II

Coliseum of Comics

Coliseum of Comics in Lakeland

GAR! interviews Joe DeVito

The Make Mine Magic Podcast

The Make Mine Magic Podcast on “Potatoland”

“Potatoland” at French Fry Diary

Biff Bam Pop!

The Biff Bam Pop! Podcast Network

Glenn’s Twitter

Ray’s Twitter

The Adventures of Ray

The GAR! Podcast on Pinterest

The GAR! Podcast on Instagram

The GAR! Podcast on Stitcher

The GAR! Podcast on iTunes

The GAR! Podcast Group on Facebook

The GAR! Podcast Page on Facebook

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The GAR! Podcast 147: Avengers Best and Worst

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This week’s episode of The GAR! Podcast includes discussion of the following:

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intro under siege / Roger Stern’s Avengers / line-ups / the Mansion Siege / Cap’s pics / Kristoff / Baxter Building blow-up / Glenn’s gaps / Roger Stern fired / continuity gaps / Captain Hydra encounters / Walt Simonson’s Avengers / Doctor Druid / Crystal and the jacket era / what makes a good or bad Avenger? / Glenn’s worst Avengers / squatters of the galaxy / lists like this / Glenn’s best Avengers / New Avengers / Hawkeye / the Swordsman / the best Kang stories / the best Avengers writers / the worst anniversary issues ever / more writer discussion / Giant-Man flipbooks / George Perez / the best Avengers artists / West Coast Avengers for the words / Al Milgrom / the WCA Thing / Thor done right / the best Avengers headquarters / the real Mansion / Jarvis / best spin-off / the move and scheduling / black racers / closing /

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Links:

Bearded Shirts

Captain America – The Damage Is Done

Every Member of the Avengers, Ranked

Let’s Rank Every Avenger Ever

84 Avengers Members Ranked from Worst to Best

Glenn on Kang the Conqueror

The real Avengers Mansion

Biff Bam Pop!

The Biff Bam Pop! Podcast Network

Glenn’s Twitter

Ray’s Twitter

The Adventures of Ray

The GAR! Podcast on Pinterest

The GAR! Podcast on Instagram

The GAR! Podcast on Stitcher

The GAR! Podcast on iTunes

The GAR! Podcast Group on Facebook

The GAR! Podcast Page on Facebook

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The GAR! Podcast 144: Brothers Gonna Work It Out

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This week’s episode of The GAR! Podcast includes discussion of the following:

intro / The Mack / diversity in comics / Riri Jackson Iron Man / the fall of Iron Man / replacement heroes / *spoiler alert* / the death of the Hulk / totally new Marvel / wrestling parallel / too much change / the Champions / Ray’s Tweet war / DC Rebirth / Justice League vs. Doctor Who / The Authority / Avengers Point / the end of the Marvel Universe / done with Captain America / post-Secret Wars continuity / Astro City / binge television / Game of Thrones / Breaking Bad / binge comics / Preacher / Ray vs. Chris Christie / closing /

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Links:

“Brothers Gonna Work It Out” by Willie Hutch

Glenn’s review of Civil War II #3

Glenn’s review of Justice League Rebirth

Glenn’s reviews of “Doctor Who”

Justice League and Doctor Who at Bleeding Cool

Glenn’s “The Damage Is Done” column on Captain America

Glenn’s “Backpedaling on Captain America”

Glenn’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” reviews

Amanda Blue’s “Preacher” reviews at Biff Bam Pop!

Biff Bam Pop!

The Biff Bam Pop! Podcast Network

Glenn’s Twitter

Ray’s Twitter

The Adventures of Ray

The GAR! Podcast on Pinterest

The GAR! Podcast on Instagram

The GAR! Podcast on Stitcher

The GAR! Podcast on iTunes

The GAR! Podcast Group on Facebook

The GAR! Podcast Page on Facebook

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The GAR! Podcast 139: Chilling with Dennis Knight

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This week’s episode of The GAR! Podcast, with special guest and friend of the show, comics creator Dennis Knight, includes discussion of the following:

intro / Dennis Knight / Cross in trade / the perils of Kickstarter / Mugsy / Cross / Modesto-Con / brain leakage / Pronto’s Hero-verse / pulp fiction / Alan Moore / Watchmen / DC Universe Rebirth / three Jokers / Arkham Asylum / the Grant Morrison drug story, again / Rebirth aftermath / Dennis at DC / Maxwell Lord / the Spectre / Joshua Williamson / Deadly Class / Injection / The Fuse / Civil War II / Captain America: Steve Rogers #1 / before the internet / evil hype machine / always / Cap’s Krooked Quartet / overwriting / Cap’s recent history / the last boy scout / Mark Waid Avengers / plugs and money shots / closing / new website /

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Links:

Dennis Knight on Twitter

Cross on Facebook

Pronto Comics

Dennis Knight at Time Warp Comics

Time Warp Comics

Modesto-Con

Glenn’s review of DC Universe Rebirth

Glenn’s review of Captain America: Steve Rogers #1

Glenn’s reviews of Civil War II so far

Video clip of the animated Spectre

Glenn’s review of Captain America: Civil War

The Make Mine Magic Podcast on Captain America: Civil War

Biff Bam Pop!

The Biff Bam Pop! Podcast Network

Glenn’s Twitter

Ray’s Twitter

The Adventures of Ray

The GAR! Podcast on Pinterest

The GAR! Podcast on Instagram

The GAR! Podcast on Stitcher

The GAR! Podcast on iTunes

The GAR! Podcast Group on Facebook

The GAR! Podcast Page on Facebook

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The GAR! Podcast 133: Neil Vokes – The Camden Comic Con 2016 Interview

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This week’s episode of The GAR! Podcast includes discussion of the following:

intro / Neil Vokes / Eagle / Death’s Dark Angel / Kickstarter / inkwash and texture / Kindle / the lost ATF! Tapes / Static with Kurt Busiek / Jonny Demon / Kirbyverse collectibles / snowy late Glenn / Ninjak and Acclaim / watching your back / the Vokes-verse / Shadows over White Chapel / independent comics / Camden Comic Con / other cons / Garden State Comic Fest / Neil vs. security / we are definitely recording / more lost tapes / Bryan J.L. Glass / passion / Neil kills The Spirit / more Eagle / Michael Avon Oeming and Adam Hughes / work for hire / legacy / rewriting Superman Adventures / closing /

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Links:

Eagle on Facebook

Neil Vokes on Blogger

Glenn on Eagle in 2006

Unlikely Heroes Studios

All Things Fun!

The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast

American Mythology

James R. Tuck

Camden Comic Con

Garden State Comic Fest

Bryan J.L. Glass

GAR with Bryan J.L. Glass 2015

Glenn on The Black Forest

Glenn on Parliament of Justice

Glenn on The Wicked West

Biff Bam Pop!

The Biff Bam Pop! Podcast Network

Glenn’s Twitter

Ray’s Twitter

The Adventures of Ray

The GAR! Podcast on Pinterest

The GAR! Podcast on Instagram

The GAR! Podcast on Stitcher

The GAR! Podcast on iTunes

The GAR! Podcast Group on Facebook

The GAR! Podcast Page on Facebook

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The GAR! Podcast 127: Mugsy Goes to McDonald’s

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This week’s episode of The GAR! Podcast includes discussion of the following:

intro / Mugsy goes to McDonald’s / ordering / secret mission / palm pilots / Glenn’s little white book / Secret Wars #9 / FF retirement / Reed’s heroism / long runs and the FF / the failing comics industry / accessible comics / change is bad / just tell good stories / best Superman stories / Winter Soldier / All Things Fun! sad news / closing /

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Links:

Mugsy’s first appearance on GAR!

Ray’s Secret Wars blog

GAR! on the Fantastic Four movie

GAR! with special guest Amy Hollinger

All Things Fun!

Biff Bam Pop!

The Biff Bam Pop! Podcast Network

Glenn’s Twitter

Ray’s Twitter

The Adventures of Ray

The GAR! Podcast on Pinterest

The GAR! Podcast on Stitcher

The GAR! Podcast on iTunes

The GAR! Podcast Group on Facebook

The GAR! Podcast Page on Facebook

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The GAR! Podcast 124: Misery of Vision

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This week’s episode of The GAR! Podcast includes discussion of the following:

intro / absence / El Capitan / bad Apples / Mugsy / dog toys / thanks / Lamar and Chloe / real reality Emmys / Charlie Sheen / Emilio Estevez / Blackstar by David Bowie / Mr. Show / The X-Files comics / The Vision / All-New All-Different Avengers / size matters / Secret Wars / Elsa Bloodstone / Blue Valentine / more Vision / weird demographics / Tom King / warnings / Darth Vader / War Comics / closing /

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Links:

Nylabone

“The X-Files” recaps at Biff Bam Pop!

The Nerdfect Strangers Podcast

Ray’s Secret Wars Project

Blue Valentine

Glenn on The Vision

More Glenn on The Vision

Even more Glenn on The Vision

And even more Glenn on The Vision

Ensley F. Guffey on Johnny Red

Ensley F. Guffey on War Comics

Biff Bam Pop!

The Biff Bam Pop! Podcast Network

Glenn’s Twitter

Ray’s Twitter

The Adventures of Ray

The GAR! Podcast on Pinterest

The GAR! Podcast on Stitcher

The GAR! Podcast on iTunes

The GAR! Podcast Group on Facebook

The GAR! Podcast Page on Facebook

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Videos:

“Blackstar” by David Bowie

 

The GAR! Podcast 119: Bad Wrestling

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This week’s episode of The GAR! Podcast includes discussion of the following:

very special intro / Nerdfect Strangers / good wrestling and bad wrestling / Doomsday Cage Match / Wrestlecrap / more Cage Match / Ray explains pro wrestling / illegal piledriver / frying pans / WarGames / Brian Michael Bendis’ Daredevil / Mark Waid’s Daredevil / Vince Russo / Scott Snyder? / Scott Steiner / ECW / exploding ring / more frying pans / divisions of wrestling / Kaiju Big Battel / Chikara / The New Day / Xavier Woods / My Little Pony / summing up / Muppet Babies and Duck Tales / WrestleMania X-Seven / broken glass / The Biff Bam Pop! Podcast Network / bi-national / closing / Blame Canada /

Links:

Nerdfect Strangers

Nerdfect Strangers on Facebook

Nerdfect Strangers on Twitter

Nerdfect Strangers Episode 22: Audition at Castle GraySkull

Wrestlecrap

Jim Cornette on MLWRadio

Jim Cornette

Kaiju Big Battel

Chikara

UpUpDownDown

The Make Mine Magic Podcast

Jerry Whitworth at Comic Art Community

WrestleMania X-Seven

The Biff Bam Pop! Podcast Network

Audacious Eleven

The Biff Bam Popcast

Gobblegeek

The Official Popshifter Podcast

“Blame Canada”

Biff Bam Pop!

Glenn’s Twitter

Ray’s Twitter

The Adventures of Ray

The GAR! Podcast on Pinterest

The GAR! Podcast on Stitcher

The GAR! Podcast on iTunes

The GAR! Podcast Group on Facebook

The GAR! Podcast Page on Facebook

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Videos:

Scott Steiner does math

 

Glenn’s Favorite Wrestling Match: Hulk Hogan and Randy “Macho Man” Savage vs. The Alliance To End Hulkamania in a Triple Cage Of Doom with Frying Pans!

GAR! Podcast Episode 114: Finally, Fantastic Four! (And Denny’s!)

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This week’s episode of The GAR! Podcast includes discussion of the following:

apology and intro / Deptford 8 / Fantastic Four 2015 / corporate war / Josh Trank / what FF should be / the best FF comic run / Invisible Woman / The Thing / Human Torch / Reed Richards / Doctor Doom and origins / Namor / box office / romantic rivals / cinematic rights / Ben Grimm / what Ray wants / Johnny and Sue / favorite FF comics / the end of the FF comic / Audacious Eleven / aftermath / Ray’s initial thoughts on a bad movie / the good first half / clobbering time / spoiler warning / superhero movies and heroics / exclusive Sue / the acting / the blame / editing / flaws / Denny’s / The Thing Burger / Make Mine Magic / end of the film franchise / The Terminator / FF in the comics / Deadpool / trust / Wolverine and the X-Men / Kitty Pryde / the special effects / acting with effects / things about the movie Thing / origin without training / locales / cartoon with no plot / Doom’s lack of motivation / scars / anti-source material / the soul of Chronicle / oral history / Denny’s just desserts / thumbs up to Denny’s / young Ray’s thoughts / rating the movie / how bad is it? / closing / All Things Fun! Doctor Who Day / send Ray your toys /

Links:

The Fantastic Four Trailer

Ray Watches the Trailer Live

Andy Burns’ review at Biff Bam Pop!

Skott Stotland’s review at The Nerd Signal

Johnny and Sue, and Grant Morrison

The Deadpool Trailer at Biff Bam Pop!

Denny’s Blackwood-Clementon Road

Screen Crush ate everything on the Denny’s Fantastic Four Menu

All Things Fun!

Doctor Who Day at All Things Fun! August 15, 2015

Biff Bam Pop!

Glenn’s Twitter

Ray’s Twitter

The Adventures of Ray

The GAR! Podcast on Pinterest

The GAR! Podcast on Stitcher

The GAR! Podcast on iTunes

The GAR! Podcast Group on Facebook

The GAR! Podcast Page on Facebook

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