Back to the Comics
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The characters and their sagas sell out movie theaters Summer after Summer, but do you know where they came from, or the real life storytellers who made them what they are? Pop culture aficionados Eli and Rocko explore the ups and downs, ins and outs, and peaks and valleys of the medium and the art form that they love in Back To The Comics.
||ExplicitEpisode 2: Mr Jim Steranko||Eli finally lets Rocko loose on one of his favorite subjects: Jim Steranko. Join our hosts as they chat and explore the work and impact on one of the most influential, oft imitated but never duplicated artists of all time. - Download from iTunes,||11/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 1: Jack ‘King’ Kirby||Eli and Rocko have circled around the topic of King Kirby more than a few times on previous episodes. This time, they zero in directly on the man who more than any other has defined the superhero genre. - What does his work mean to them?||1/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFree Comic Book Day Special Edition!||We're back! Just in time for Free Comic Book Day, Rocko and Eli attempt to narrow down which books to jostle for from your local comicbook shop on May the 3rd. - There is also a good deal of Star Wars talk in time for May the 4th,||4/29/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 6: Comic Conventions||Comic Convention season is in full swing, and all around the world, fans of all media are packing them out. Is it good or bad for the culture of comics? Rocko and Eli have a thing or three to say about it, here on the final show of the first season.||4/1/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 5: Independent Comics||In the shadow of the "Big Two", a garden grows, and that's where some very resiliently powerful work resides. Rocko and Eli explore how the superhero genre came to dominate the form, and just what goes on in that legendary "Indie Comics Scene." -||3/25/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 4: Marvel Comics||Although it's become best known as a movie studio, Marvel Entertainment used to be known as Marvel Comics Group. Even though those panelled-paged pamphlets are now just the smallest runts of a litter of cash cows generating huge revenue,||3/18/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 3: DC Comics||Home of the best-known comic characters of the 20th century, things seem to have gone sideways at DC Comics in the 21st. Rocko and Eli reminisce, and then go in-depth on what's happening at DC, and just what's gone wrong for them under editor-in-chief,.||3/11/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2: Creators Over Characters||Comic books don't just magically arrive fully formed every Wednesday down at your local shop. Rocko and Eli explain just how much the makers of the thing define the way the thing is made, as they make a case for Creators Over Characters. -||3/4/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 1: Back To The Comics||The movies are all fine and good, but what about the source material? It's time to celebrate a unique art form based on its own merits and go Back To The Comics. Rocko and Eli are here to discuss just why and how much they matter. -||2/25/2014||Free||View in iTunes|