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.

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GAR! Podcast Episode 69: DC Comics and Glenn’s Birthday

Jack Kirby

The photo above is Jack Kirby, not Glenn Walker. While it is Glenn’s birthday, and he is a year older, he’s not THAT old.
Happy Birthday, Glenn!

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

re-wired / Verizon / birthdays / Christmas at CVS / Glenn’s birthday resolutions / Twitter and promotion / Jack Kirby / Kirby at Marvel in the 1970s / Kirby at DC in the 1970s / Byrne and Kirby on FF / Fantastic Four #51 / the Spider-Woman controversy / naked superheroes / anatomy and sexiness / internet lets us down again / Kirby’s women / Ray and the New 52 / Red Hood and Teen Titans / Aquaman / New 52 Justice Leagues / Glenn vs. Shazam / Black Adam / Mary Marvel / The Flash / Savage Hawkman / wading through the New 52 / Glenn’s take on the Blackhawks / Queen and Country / The Last Policeman / what it takes to get Ray on a cruise / closing /


French Fry Diary

Glenn on “Doctor Who”

Fantastic Four #51

The Spider-Woman cover controversy

GAR! on the Teen Titans #1 cover

Interview with Mark Poulton on Savage Hawkman

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Glenn reviews Grayson #1

“The Last Policeman” by Ben H. Winters

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