Comic Book Historians
By Comic Book Historians
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Alex Grand, Bill Field and Jim Thompson start off a comic book history discussion between fans, historians and scholars in determining what happened and when in comics, from strips and pulps to the platinum age comic book, through golden, silver, bronze and then toward modern. All genre's are open game here including Westerns, Comedy, Crime, Superheroes, Westerns, Horror, and Newspaper Strips. Causality and placement in the psychosocial spectrum is routinely discussed.
||CleanCBH Podcast Episode 19: 9/11 2001 and its Impact on Comic Books and the Film Industry||Alex Grand, Jim Thompson, and Bill Field return for this special episode on 9/11, its direct impact on New York City, its Comic Creators, as well as the resulting film industry. The background of Marvel's return from Bankruptcy, change in management, .||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCBH Podcast Episode 18: Rick Marschall Interview Part 2: 1978 Marvel Comics to Hogans Alley||Artsy Alex Grand, Jazzy Jim Thompson, and Bill Fantastic Field continue the Rick Marschall Interview starting when he first starts in Marvel Comics Magazines in 1978 and meets Jim Shooter for the first time, discussing his working with various comic bo.||4/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCBH Podcast Episode 17: Rick Marschall Interview Part 1: 1900s Newspaper Strips to 1978 Marvel Comics||Alex Googly Eyes Grand, Jim Snuffy Smith Thompson, and Little Orphan Bill Field interview Rick Marschall as we go through his life and times from being a teenage sidekick to veterans of the National Cartoonist Society like Rube Goldberg, to being an Ed.||4/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCBH Podcast Episode 16: 1956 Atlas Comics. Kirby, Ditko, Lee & Maneely! From Knights to the Year Atlas Shrugged||Alex Galahad Grand, Sir Billiam Field, and Jim the Bright Knight Thompson discuss Atlas Comics from 1955 Knights through 1956, to 1957, when Atlas shrugged. Why was Atlas the rising comic book company star of 1956? What brought Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko.||3/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCBH Podcast Episode 15: 1953 Science Fiction! with Superman and Astro Boy!||Alex Galactic Grand, Bill Assteroid Field, and Jim Jupiter Thompson discuss 1953 and the science fiction genre. Was EC Comics the King of Science Fiction? Who invented Science Fiction Comics and why were they popular at this time? Why did traditional S.||3/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCBH Podcast Episode 14: 1953 Horror!!! Freedom of Screech or Speech? Tales of the Crypt and Wertham||Alex Gravedigger Grand, Bill Field of Screams, and Jim Empty Tomb Thompson discuss 1953 and the horror genre. Was EC Comics the King of Horror? Who invented horror comics? What other comics made horror and were they any good? Why did Crime Comics n.||2/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCBH Podcast Episode 13: 1968, Steranko & The Super Silver Age with J. David Spurlock||Alex Grand, Bill Field, Jim Thompson and special guest, Vanguard Publisher, Pop Culture Author-Historian, and Creator Rights Advocate, J. David Spurlock discuss 1968, the Silver Age, and its possible creative and design peak with Jim Steranko. In grea.||2/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCBH Podcast Episode 12: 1976, Marvel Bicentennial with Editor clashes and DC Publisher Changes||Alex Grand, Bill Field, and Jim Thompson discuss 1976 with the pertinent goings on at Marvel and DC. Marvel Editor-In-Chief plays music chairs, and DC has their own backdoor shake ups as Carmine Infantino is out and Jenette Kahn is in. Jack Kirby ret.||1/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCBH Podcast Episode 11: CBH Christmas Special, The Gang's Top 5 Christmas Comics!||Alex Grand, Bill Field, and Jim Thompson celebrate the Holidays and Dawn of the New Year by going over each of their top 5 Christmas Comics of all time. Bill and Jim come up with their theories on why Stan Lee hardly ever wrote a Christmas story, Bil.||12/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCBH Podcast Episode 10: 1992 - The Present, Tom Orzechowski Interview part 2 of 2||Alex Grand, Bill Field, and Jim Thompson interview legendary Marvel, Image and Darkhorse Comics Letterer, Tom Orzechowski discussing the history of Comic Books alongside his personal and professional involvement in comics, in part 2 starting with wh..||12/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCBH Podcast Episode 9: 1958-1992 Tom Orzechowski Interview part 1 of 2||Alex Grand, Bill Field, and Jim Thompson interview legendary Comics Letterer, Tom Orzechowski discussing the history of Comic Books alongside his personal and professional involvement in comics starting in 1958, through the impression that Jack Kirby,||12/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCBH Podcast Episode 8: 1986, The Year Comics Grew Up or Turned Out the Lights||Alex Grand, Bill Field, and Jim Thompson discuss 1986 as the year comics grew up, or became modern, or just became dark while discussing some of the creative achievements of Alan Moore, Frank Miller, and Jim's not personal favorite, John Byrne. How d||11/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCBH Podcast Episode 7: The Comic Strip and Comic Book Industry circa 1934!!||Alex Grand, Bill Field, and Jim Thompson discuss the 1934 newspaper comic industry specifically the decline of the old guard like Windsor McCay, and the upsurge of the new guys who would end the newspaper golden age with a bang including Milton Caniff||11/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCBH Podcast Episode 6: 1972 Marvel Horror Comics Halloween Special!!!||Alex Grand, Bill Field, and Jim Thompson discuss the 1972 Marvel Horror comics movement pushed mainly by Roy Thomas for our Halloween podcast extra spooky extravaganza. How does DC's exploration into horror in 1968, effect Marvel in 1972? How do t||10/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCBH Podcast Episode 5: 1966 Part 5/5: 1968, The Decline of Both Batmania & Old D.C, and the Rise of Carmine.||Alex Grand, Bill Field, and Jim Thompson wrap up 1966 as Batmania declines and the Superhero glut is shown not to be the significant cash cow it used to be, Carmine Infantino uses corporate change at old DC, as an opportunity to change the creative fa||10/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCBH Podcast Episode 4: 1966 Part 4/5: The Superhero Glut in Tower Comics, Charlton, and Harvey Comics||Alex Grand, Bill Field, and Jim Thompson discuss more aspects to 1966 and the superhero glut as it strikes Tower Comics, Charlton and Harvey Comics. This episode also goes over where Wally Wood and Steve Ditko went after leaving Marvel in 1966, and||9/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCBH Podcast Episode 3: 1966 Part 3/5: The Marvel Age with guest historian, Barry Pearl aka Forbush Man||Alex Grand, Bill Field, Jim Thompson, and special guest, Marvel historian and 4 time published author / co-author, Barry Pearl discuss more aspects to 1966 and its place in the 1960s Marvel Age. This episode goes over the 1954 Comic Code Authority,||9/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCBH Podcast Episode 2: 1966 Part 2/5: The Me-Too Superheroes||Alex Grand, Bill Field and Jim Thompson discuss more aspects to 1966 and its place in the Silver Age of Comic Books. This episode goes beyond Superhero TV shows discussing how there was a Superhero glut this year flooding the market and children’s||9/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCBH Podcast Episode 1: 1966 Part 1/5: Batmania, Cartoons and Merchandise||Alex Grand, Bill Field and Jim Thompson discuss 1966 and its place in the Silver Age of Comic Books as well as Animation and Television Pop Culture in general. Topics include the Batman 1966 show, the Spider-Man animated show, Dell Superhero Mons||9/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Great podcast love the episodes hilarious!
These three guys are so funny, and I'm learning a lot!
Comic Book Historians
Really good job, guys! Look forward to it, weekly!
Deep in the Heart of Comics
This Podcast, recorded and produced in San Antonio, TX, is a gem. Loved the Halloween episode, as I'm a horror comics guy! Keep it coming!! More about Warren/EC and B&W magazine sized comics, please!
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