Episode 2.19: Best of the Rack 2010

January 30, 2011 under Podcasts

It’s that time once again… time to see what comics managed to stay on Just Bill’s Favorite Comics Rack throughout 2010!  Which publisher leads the pack?  What previous Rack-worthy series have returned?  What new titles have graced the rack in 2010?  Listen in to find out the answers to these questions and more!

[Note: Some issues of Detective Comics featuring Batwoman also made the rack this year, but due to the fact that this episode was done TWICE, it was accidentally skipped and omitted during the actual recording.]

Episode 2.6: November Recap

December 13, 2009 under Podcasts

Recapping the highs and lows from the month of November including the sudden passing of Eric Martin, the Trek to Wild Pig, and birthdays and Black Friday.  Also I look at the ULTIMATE WATCHMEN DVD and rank my favorite STAR TREK movies.

The RECENT READS for this episode are:

  • Nova #30
  • Guardians of the Galaxy #19
  • Incredible Hercules #136 and 137
  • Avengers Initiative #29
  • Booster Gold #25
  • Recent issues from the Superman Family of books
  • X-Factor #50
  • Dark Reign, the List: X-Men
  • Punisher #11
  • Batgirl #2-4
  • Mighty Avengers #30
  • Star Wars Legacy Volume 2: Shards
  • 1985 tpb
  • Irredeemable Vol. 1 tpb

Episode 2.4: Blame it on Farrell

November 2, 2009 under Podcasts

In this episode brought to you prematurely by the encouragement of Farrell, Just Bill rambles and fumbles in his attempt to talk about SPX 2009 and Baltimore Comic Con 2009, and then an insane number of Recent Reads:

  • Marvels Project #1 & 2
  • Justice League: Cry For Justice #1
  • Incredible Hercules #132 – 135
  • Archie #600
  • Dominic Fortune #1
  • Superman Secret Origin #1
  • Action Comics #879 and others
  • Supergirl #35
  • Secret Six
  • Planetary #27
  • Black Panther #40, 41
  • Star Trek: Assignment Earth #1
  • Teen Titans #72
  • Last Days of Animal Man #1
  • War of Kings: Who Will Rule?
  • Fantastic Four #571
  • Mighty Avengers #29
  • Guardians of the Galaxy #18
  • Nova #29
  • Incredible Hulk #602
  • Booster Gold #24
  • Batman and Robin #4,5
  • Haunt #1
  • Dark Reign: The List – Avengers
  • Avengers the Initiative #28
  • Adventure Comics #2
  • Captain America: Reborn #3
  • Blackest Night #3
  • Spider-Man: Clone Saga #1
  • New Mutants #5
  • Sicko
  • Wasteland #21-25
  • Brave and the Bold #27
  • R.E.B.E.L.S. #8 and Annual 1
  • X-Factor #48,49
  • Essex County Trilogy
  • Sweet Tooth #1

Episode 2.2: Summer Vacation Reading

September 7, 2009 under Podcasts

Episode 2.2 “Summer Vacation Reading”

Another long delayed, and entirely too long episode! The long break leads to lots of material to discuss… as in 92 comics and 12 trades and hardcovers, not to mention movies and TV! If you think you can stand it, download and listen to Just Bill wax on (and on) about:

Deer Assassinations! Hardware Woes! Comic Shops! G.I. Joe! The Time Traveler’s Wife! True Blood! Being Human! Defying Gravity! Star Trek on DVD!

And then we finally get to comics, with Recent Reads including:

Captain Britain and MI:13

Batman and Robin

Legion of 3 Worlds

Power Girl

New Mutants

Red Robin

Spock: Reflections

Star Trek: Mission’s End

Secret Six

Avengers the Initiative

Dark Reign Young Avengers

New Avengers

Mighty Avengers

Immortal Iron Fist

IMMORTAL WEAPONS

Captain America

Nova

Guardians of the Galaxy

War of Kings

X-Factor

Incredible Hercules

Flash Rebirth

Booster Gold

Brave and the Bold

BLACKEST NIGHT

Green Lantern

TALES of the CORP

GREEN LANTERN CORP

Wednesday’s Comics

REBELS

Warlord

Incredible Hulk

Justice Society of America

The UnWritten

Savage Dragon

Batman

THE NOBODY

THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY: APOCALYPSE SUITE

DMZ volume 5

TERRY MOORE’S ECHO

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN the ULTIMATE COLLECTION Vol 1

THE LIFE AND DEATH OF CAPTAIN MARVEL

ANGEL SPOTLIGHT

THE SWORD

STAR TREK YEAR FOUR: THE ENTERPRISE EXPERIMENT

Star Trek is MIRROR IMAGES

INVINCIBLE ULTIMATE COLLECTION VOL 4

Episode 96: Stream of Consciousness Rambling

February 8, 2009 under Podcasts

Preamble to the Ramble (An explanation): 01:12

With nothing planned at all, the main topic of this episode is no topic at all as Just Bill hits record and just starts talking about whatever crosses his mind, which leads to:

The Ramble: 3:40

  • · Conner inherits Action Figures
  • · Diamond’s New Criteria
  • · The Enlightened Self Interest of Pre-Ordering
  • · The Self Interest of Comic Creators
  • · An Opportunity in Disguise
  • · The Uniques – A unique Distribution Method
  • · Comic Previews on the Internet

Recent Reads and Random Thoughts: 37:56

  • · Ghost Rider #20
  • · Nova #20
  • · Immortal Iron Fist #20 & 21
  • · Booster Gold #15 & 16
  • · Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight #12-15
  • · Incredible Hercules #124
  • · Witchblade TPB Volume 1
  • · Captain America #45
  • · Captain Britain & MI:13 #8 & 9
  • · Doctor Who the Forgotten: 4 & 5
  • · Green Lantern #36
  • · Justice League of America #27
  • · Hulk #9

Enter the Drawerbox: 1:17:25

X-O Manowar #44-50

Episode 88: Recent Reads and Random Thoughts

November 9, 2008 under Podcasts

Spoilers Galore!  Enter at your own risk!  This episode contains random thoughts on:

  • Absolute Sandman, Vol 3
  • True Story, Swear to God, Archive 1
  • Rasl #1
  • Echo #5
  • Secret Invasion Runaways/New Avengers
  • Secret Invasion X-Men #2, 3
  • X-Factor #35, 36
  • Secret Invasion #7
  • New Avengers #46
  • Captain Britain and MI13 #6
  • Mighty Avengers #19
  • Booster Gold #13
  • Presidential Material: Barack Obama
  • Presidential Material: John McCain
  • Freedom Fighters #5, 9, 12, 14
  • X-Men Archives Featuring Captain Britain #1
  • Captain America #173, 176, 192
  • Lone Ranger HC

I wrap it all up with a podcast recommendation and some TV talk!

Episode 78: Moving Violations

August 19, 2008 under Podcasts

This episode refuses to slow down and obey the laws of the information highway as it races to bring you:

Enter the Drawerbox:

  • Malibu Comics Ultraverse – Ultraforce, The Strangers, Prototype, Hardcase
  • Malibu Comic Bravura – Jim Starlin’s Breed, Howard Chaykin’s Power And Glory
  • David Lapham’s Stray Bullets (Explain this to me, Robert Kirkman!)
  • Mike Grell’s Jon Sable, Starslayer
  • Action Girl Comics (Very briefly, probably need to revisit in a future show)

Recent Reads:

Continuing to defy the speed limit, I race through a big ol’ stack of Recent Reads including:

  • Patsy Walker Hellcat #1
  • Justice Society of America Annual #1
  • Final Crisis Requiem
  • Booster Gold One Million
  • Immortal Iron Fist #17
  • Captain America #40
  • Guardians of the Galaxy #3
  • Last Defenders #5
  • Uncanny X-Men #500
  • Astonishing X-Men #25
  • Marvel Masterworks The Defenders Volume One
  • Legion of Super-Heroes #40-42
  • Daredevil #103-108

All notes of praise, complaint, or summons for court appearances should be sent to JBCBDB@gmail.com!

Episode 71: Heroes Corner/DCBS Comparison ReDux

May 11, 2008 under Podcasts

Mother’s Day Weekend and I still managed to kick out a podcast. My monthly box of goodies arrived from DCBS this week, which means lots of Recent Reads to talk about in this episode. But before that, a quick look at the trailer for Wolverine and the X-Men and the announcement of J. Michael Stracynski on Brave and the Bold. Plus another comparative look at Heroes Corner Mail Order versus Discount Comic Book Service.

Recent Reads:

  • LOGAN #1 of 3
  • Superman #672
  • Titans #1
  • Avengers Initiative #12
  • Last Defenders 2 of 6
  • Captain Marvel #4 of 5
  • Ms Marvel #26
  • Secret Invasion #1
  • Mighty Avengers #12
  • New Avengers #40
  • DC Universe #0
  • Brave and the Bold #12
  • Nova #12
  • Booster Gold #8
  • Thor #8
  • Captain America #37
  • Incredible Hercules #116
  • Terry Moore’s Echo #2
  • Hercules: The Thracian Wars #1 of 5
  • Caliber #1
  • Iron Man: Legacy of Doom #1

Enter the Drawerbox:

Wolverine #92-100

Episode 67: Recent Reads and Random Thoughts

April 13, 2008 under Podcasts

Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting… off podfading! In this episode rushed to the feed in order to stem off the evils of podfading, Just Bill talks about getting song lyrics wrong,  the number one rule of message board etiquette, and oh yeah, some of the comics he’s read this week:

  • Booster Gold #7
  • Brave and the Bold #11
  • The Last Defenders #1
  • Ms. Marvel #25
  • New Avengers #39
  • Mighty Avengers #10 & 11
  • Nova #11
  • Terry Moore’s Echo #1
  • David Lapham’s Young Liars #1
  • Clandestine #1

Episode 65: Wolverine Enters the Drawerbox

March 16, 2008 under Blogroll

In the Drawerbox segment, we reach the end of the first volume of Excalibur and transition into our next series, Wolverine Volume One. It is a surprising look back at the series of the nineties because it is not what I expect or remember. Excalibur #108- 125 and scattered issued of Wolverine from issue #21 to 79 enter the drawerbox.

In the Recent Reads segment, I look at:

  • · Booster Gold #0
  • · Justice Society of America #12 and 13
  • · Immortal Iron Fist: Orson Randall and the Green Mist of Death
  • · Kick Ass #1
  • · Thor #6
  • · Nova Annual #1
  • · Green Arrow and Black Canary #5
  • · X-Factor #28
  • · X-Force #1
  • · Hulk #2
  • · Hercules #114
  • · Mighty Avengers #9
  • · New Avengers #38
  • · Justice League of America #18

Episode 53: The Christmas Edition

December 26, 2007 under Podcasts

Recorded on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! Here’s the menu of our Holiday Feast!  Enjoy!

Remember, as always I don’t play spoiler-free reindeer games, so enter at your own risk as I talk about Sci Fi Channel’s mini-series, TIN MAN and Showtime’s season finale of DEXTER.  In the Recent Reads segment this week we have TITANS EAST SPECIAL #1, BOOSTER GOLD #4, DAREDEVIL #102, ALL STAR SUPERMAN #9, BIRDS OF PREY #112, HOUSE OF M: AVENGERS #1, TEEN TITANS #53, SALVATION RUN #1, SHE-HULK #23, SHADOWPACT #19, FLASH #234, CAPTAIN MARVEL #1, UMBRELLA ACADEMY #1, STARLORD #4, ANNIHILATION CONQUEST #1, and finally BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON EIGHT #5 and 6.

And entering the Drawerbox this week, I take a look at DAREDEVIL Vol 1, issues 234 thru 248.

A special shout-out to David Monteith of Geek Syndicate for endorsing KNOB’S CREEK, which was a pivotal ingredient in this week’s episode.

Happy Holidays, everyone!