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 27: Hey Kids, Comics! Special Guest Rob Kelly

This week’s special episode of The GAR! Podcast includes returning guest Rob Kelly to discuss his new book HEY KIDS, COMICS!as well as the following:

re-introducing Rob Kelly / Rob’s blogs / M*A*S*H / Hey Kids, Comics! / old school comics experiences / religious Archie / Doug Slack / comics 3-packs / Dazzler did it / comics in college / Chris Ryall at IDW / sequel? / the photos / I can do that / the new Peanuts guy / concept confusion / Glen Weldon / Evan Narcisse / Filmation / Alex Toth / mountain comics / half-cover comics / nostalgia and reception / Slurpee superhero cups / Open All Night / Breaking Bad / Marvel vs. DC / Power Man and Iron Fist / not just any Werewolf by Night / Stan Lee’s Bullpen Bulletins / Ray’s .pdf / Prince pajama party at Paisley Park / Lord of the Rings ending /


Hey Kids, Comics! on Etsy
Hey Kids, Comics! on Amazon
Hey Kids, Comics! at CreateSpace
Hey Kids, Comics! Blog
The Aquaman Shrine
The Fire and Water Podcast
Ace Kilroy
JLA Satellite
I Am… the Phantom Stranger
Treasury Comics
Power Records
John Carter, Warlord of Comics
All in Black & White for 75 Cents
Rob Kelly’s website
Archie Spire Comics
Doug Slack
Secret Origins of the Super DC Heroes
“Open All Night”
Stan’s Soapbox The Collection


Aquaman – Trio of Terror

“Open All Night” opening

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