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 30: Live From The Front Seat Of Glenn’s Car!

(Note from Ray- Glenn did our write-up. I’m shocked that he did this without using the word “bedbug”. So, not for any reason other than it’s fun to say “bedbug”…BEDBUG BEDBUG BEDBUG BEDBUG! You’re welcome.)

(Also, the guy we thought was dead? He wasn’t. We saw him walking around a few hours later. So we didn’t make fun of a dead guy. Our karma is spared.)

(Also- Alligator People is AWESOME. Watch the movie below. You’ll thank me later.)

(Also- this was my favorite podcast with Glenn. We really did this in the parking lot of the con in Glenn’s car. We should do more like this.)

This week’s special Live from the Pulp AdventureCon episode of The GAR! Podcast includes discussion of the following:

Pulp AdventureCon / Glenn’s arcane movie knowledge / The Wild World of Batwoman / The Alligator People / West of Zanzibar / customer service / the dead guy in the back / Golden Age comics / slabbing comics / the original Daredevil / Mark Waid / Mr. Terrific* / serials / The Spider / bat mitzvah / figure skating / Tonya Harding / sex tapes / this episode’s Breaking Bad reference / Brady Bunch / hotel as alternate housing / customers / used Star Wars toys / Ender’s Game / creator vs. product / Mel Gibson / Super Fun Night / Queen Latifah / marriage / the Green Hornet on radio / Frank Miller / The Spirit / into the woods / Tom Smith / The Fox /

* although what Glenn is thinking of is Captain Nice


Pulp AdventureCon
The Wild World of Batwoman
The Alligator People
CGC Comics
The original Daredevil
The Fox
Radio Archives
The Spider #64 Claws of the Golden Dragon
Baking Bread t-shirts
Ramada Inn in Bordentown NJ on FourSquare
The Green Hornet Casefiles
Glenn’s review of Frank Miller’s The Spirit
Glenn’s review of the Spirit TV movie
Glenn’s Twitter
Ray’s Twitter


The Wild World of Batwoman trailer

The Alligator People trailer

The Alligator People full movie

Mr. Terrific opening

Captain Nice

The Spirit TV movie preview clip

“The Fox” by Ylvis

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