GAR! 177: The Flash and the Colors of Evil

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This week’s episode of The GAR! Podcast includes discussion of the following: the Agatha Knife game; the Nintendo Switch; Mario, Bowser and the hat game; white racist gloves; Carmine Infantino, the Flash, and the Colors of Evil; The Return of Barry Allen; generational superheroes; best and worst candy; Sugar Daddies and nougat; Trump trick or treat; Ray goes off on the opioids crisis; “Green Acres” in 2017; evil Alex Trebek; and the morality of Granny Clampett.

(Ray here. Boy, did I go off on the opioid crisis in America. I really hope we do more to treat this in America. According to Glenn, I went off for about 20 minutes here. If you don’t want to listen to me talking about the history of opioids in America, I totally understand. I’m not an expert, just an informed amateur. But if you’d like to learn more, I highly recommend this recent article in Esquire about Purdue Pharma and Oxycontin. In my opinion, the opioid epidemic is a uniquely American issue that requires a more sophisticated take than the old “just say no” slogan, and my heart goes out to everyone affected. And next week, I’ll try to be nerdier.)

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:

The Non-Gamer’s Gamer’s Blog

Glenn’s Reviews of “The Flash”

GAR! on the Best and Worst Halloween Candy

How to Help Puerto Rico Now

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GAR! 175: We Challenge Donald Trump to an IQ Test!



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This week’s episode of The GAR! Podcast includes discussion of life under the nightmare that is Trump, IQ tests and SAT tests, French fry topping places, online menus, the What Do We Want to Have for Dinner? game, Rob Liefeld and the Legion of Super-Heroes, Ray on Hellblazer, the original Luke Cage, inker Billy Graham, inker Vince Colletta, Jack Kirby, Marvel Netflix New York City, 31 days of Horror at Biff Bam Pop!, and we challenge Donald Trump to an IQ test!

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:

Tillerson Calls Trump a Moron

Trump Challenges Tillerson to IQ Test

French Fry Diary

Legion of Super-Bloggers

Glenn on the Legion of Super-Heroes

Glenn on Daredevil

Glenn on Jessica Jones

Glenn on Luke Cage

Dennis Knight on Twitter

Pronto Comics

31 Days of Horror at Biff Bam Pop!

The Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer

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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GAR! 174: Marvel Legacy, Housekeeping, and The Humpty Dance

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This week’s episode of The GAR! Podcast includes discussion of the following: Marvel Legacy #1, Blue Apron, Hello Fresh, BurgaBox, listener mail, “The Humpty Dance,” blaming John Byrne, the two Alan Lights, Charles Bradley, Avengers 1000000 BC, the Richards kids, planet Wakanda, Babylon 5, and the Thing in Amsterdam.

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.

Check out A Dream Given Form: Babylon 5 by Ensley F. Guffey and K. Dale Koontz!

Also, look for their other book on Breaking Bad!

Links:

The GAR! Podcast on Twitter

Nerdfect Strangers

GAR! on Blue Apron

Blue Apron

Blue Apron on French Fry Diary

Hello Fresh

BurgaBox

The Beat

Marvel Unlimited

From the New Yorker: The Courage of the Soul Singer Charles Bradley

Biff Bam Pop!

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Glenn’s Twitter

Ray’s Twitter

The Adventures of Ray

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Videos:

“Ain’t It A Sin” by Charles Bradley

“The Humpty Dance” by Digital Underground

GAR! 173: Bobby the Brain and the Avengers Go to Twin Peaks


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This week’s episode of The GAR! Podcast includes discussion of the following: Bobby ‘The Brain’ Heenan, “Twin Peaks,” Secret Empire, Len Wein, “The Good Place,” Hurricane Irma, Spider-Man, broken Avengers, Archie and digest comics, reprint comics, great gifts, the work of Alan Light, and Watchmen and “The Twilight Zone.”

Glenn admits that he got the “Seinfeld” episode memory wrong, but the analogy of the toothbrush in the toilet he presented still holds for Captain America and Secret Empire.

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:

Nerdfect Strangers

The Nerdfect Strangers Podcast

GAR! on Bobby ‘The Brain’ Heenan

Bobby Heenan Hall of Fame Speech

Wrapped in Plastic by Andy Burns

Captain America – The Damage Is Done

The Make Mine Magic Podcast

The Hornet’s Nest

Robin Renee

Audacious Eleven

Gobbledygeek

A List of Alan Light’s Flashback Reprint Comic Series

Len Wein and the Golden Age of Comics

Biff Bam Pop!

The Biff Bam Pop! Podcast Network

The GAR! Podcast on Twitter

Glenn’s Twitter

Ray’s Twitter

The Adventures of Ray

The GAR! Podcast on Pinterest

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GAR! 172: The Prince Chronology, Part 1

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This week’s episode of The GAR! Podcast presents a track-by-track album-by-album discussion of Prince’s career from his first album For You through to Controversy, including the self-titled Prince and Dirty Mind, as well as the debut album by The Time and the only album release from Vanity 6. We also talk about the early days of The Revolution, the tours, album art, Billboard charts, covers, radio airplay, record store memories, analog television, Andre Cymone, Ready for the World, Taylor Swift, hackers, and our new Twitter feed.

And since it’s about Prince, there’s a mature content warning on this episode, because yeah, we’re going to talk a lot about songs he wrote about vaginas. It is Prince after all.

Here’s the albums we reviewed. If you use our Amazon links, we get a small commission.

Prince, For You.

Prince, Prince.

Prince, Dirty Mind.

Prince, Controversy, pictured above.

The Time, The Time.

Vanity 6, Vanity 6. Sadly, not officially available, and ridiculously expensive, but still fun if you can find a copy.

And here’s the ad from the Courier-Post for Prince’s show at Emerald City in 1980. We mention this on the show.

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:

The Make Mine Magic Podcast Twitter

Huge thanks to the team at PrinceVault for all the knowledge used on this week’s show.

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GAR! 171: Cyberbullying and Nuclear War


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This week’s episode of The GAR! Podcast includes discussion of the following: Chapterhouse Comics, Frank Miller, Susan Rogers, behind the scenes at GAR!, ghost cats, cyberbullying, Donald Trump, Jared Kushner and Obamacare, The Day After, how to survive a possible nuclear war, Richard Nixon, movies about nuclear war, the episode we were supposed to do, Ray sings Fall Out Boy, and Glenn does his Frank Miller imitation.

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:

Glenn’s Heroes and Villains comics review column at Biff Bam Pop!

Glenn on Freelance

The Make Mine Magic Podcast

Nerdfect Strangers

GAR! on Prince

GAR! on My Super Ex-Girlfriend

“Uma Thurman” by Fall Out Boy

Jared Kushner on Deadspin

How to Survive the First Hour of a Nuclear Attack

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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GAR! 168: Comics and Controversy

We talk about this book this week.

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This week’s episode of The GAR! Podcast includes discussion of the following: Howard Chaykin and his Divided States of Hysteria, reactions to the comic, Ray’s unintended Bleeding Cool celebrity, underappreciated Jack Kirby, Neal Stephenson, schlepping, Blue Apron’s vinegar obsession, Crossed and the evil that is Frank Sinatra.

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.

Neal Stephenson and the Baroque Cycle- I’m on Book 8!

Links:

Bleeding Cool

The Divided States of Bleeding Cool

Howard Chaykin Responds to Controversy

Howard Chaykin at FreakSugar

FreakSugar

#Kirby100 at Biff Bam Pop!

Glenn on The Green Arrow

French Fry Diary

Golden Voices: Frank Sinatra on Comixology

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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GAR! 167: Doctor Strange and Dennis Knight




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This week’s episode of The GAR! Podcast, with special guest and friend of the show Dennis Knight, includes discussion of the following: Doctor Strange, Steve Ditko, Dennis Knight at ModestoCon, new technology, gaming and digital comics sales, upgrades, storage space, the uselessness of the Nook, Adam Warlock, Glenn’s animated “Guardians of the Galaxy” reviews, women in comics, Saga, Jack Kirby, Terry Szenics, V for Vendetta, comic book conventions, Cross, comic reading dads, tales of the Baltimore Comic Con, Chris Claremont’s X-Men, Core, and Wolverine in a hole.

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:

Steam Summer Sale

Kirby 100 at Biff Bam Pop!

Glenn’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” reviews

ModestoCon

IndyPlanet

Pronto Comics

Eternal Con

Core #1 at IndyPlanet

Dennis Knight at Twitter

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

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GAR! 166: Are There Blue Apron Police?


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This week’s episode of The GAR! Podcast includes discussion of the following: Blue Apron, Jeff Dunham, Otto and George, Secret Empire #4, dates that test a relationship, and Reese’ Peanut Butter Cup burgers.

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:

Blue Apron

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

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GAR! 165: Blog March with Robin Renee


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This week’s episode of The GAR! Podcast with special guest and friend of the show Robin Renee includes a frank, serious, and occasionally silly discussion of politics in this post-November world, including Robin’s Blog March project, podcasts, the political environment, Glenn’s call to arms, Ray’s depression, Tom MacArthur, New Jersey politics, dealing with family and friends who support Trump, net neutrality, fake news, climate change, Secret Empire and Snowy, comedy and fatigue, and just to cleanse the palette, some happy thoughts to close out the show, including Disney Quest, Dragon Quest, Cmo Love, and Neal Stephenson.

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:

Robin Renee’s website

Blog March 2017

Blog March Schedule

Robin on Twitter

Robin on Instagram

United States of Anxiety

Pod Saves America

Robin’s Blog Tour

Robin’s First GAR! Interview

Robin on Pokemon GO

Robin’s Poem from the Blog March

Tom MacArthur on Twitter ? let him know how you feel

FFC on Open Internet

Go FCC Yourself

Rorie Kelly’s Blog March Post

The Make Mine Magic Podcast

Cmo Love’s Blog March Post

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 Apple Podcasts

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