Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Episode 11 - FCC Chats With Brett Burner


In this interview, Brett talks about his career in the comics biz, what happened to Alias Comics, and his less-than-traditional approach to producing Christian comics.

Click "preview" on the drop-down menu on "Episode 11" to listen, or download it directly by clicking "download."

Monday, April 28, 2008


Four Color Cast, Episode 10


In this installment of the Cast, a review of a graphic novel you've probably never heard of, and a look at the "representative baggage" of one of comicdom's greatest figures, Captain America!

Just click "preview" on the drop-down menu on "Episode 10" to listen, or download it directly by clicking "download."

(Thanks to Joe Sibol for the use of "Monster Techno Blues," and to Devin Anderson for "Car Crash in Vegas.")


Four Color Cast, Episode 9






In this installment of the Cast, a salute to Mike Parobeck, some big talent turning out Christian graphic novels, and, well, an invitation to visit Four Color Commentary. But, you're already here, so welcome! Just click "preview" on the drop-down menu on "Episode 9" to listen, or download it directly by clicking "download."













Four Color Cast, Episode 8




In this installment, I talk to Michael McCormick, the owner/operator of the Comic Empire of Tulsa (the oldest comics shop in Oklahoma). Michael gives a market report from where he stands, makes a prediction or two for the comics retailing industry in '08, addresses Marvel's new Hulk series and gives a shout out to an Image book that he says deserves to be doing better than it is.

Just click "preview" on the drop-down menu on "Episode 8" to listen, or download it directly by clicking "download."


Four Color Cast, Episode 7




In this installment, you'll hear a review of Stan Lee's Amazing Marvel Universe, an interesting comics fact about a trend that DIDN'T start with Marvel Comics (a surprise to many comics fans), and why it's o.k., and even useful, to review first issues of a mini-, maxi-, or ongoing series. Just click "preview" on the drop-down menu on "Episode 7" to listen, or download it directly by clicking "download."




Four Color Cast, Episode 6




In this installment, Ricardo Delgado's Age of Reptiles work is reviewed, a "crossover" appearance in a Marvel movie is discussed, and I express my (late-comer) views on Marvel's "One More Day" storyline in the Spider-Man titles. See "Episode 6" in the widget above.















Four Color Cast, Episode 5





Michael Vance has written comics, a book about the history of the American Comics Group, and created Suspended Animation, the longest-running syndicated comics review column in America. He has also written a LOT of prose in his time, and has had his work read on tape by an Emmy Award-winning actor. So, obviously, the concept of interviewing Vance struck my as interesting from the get-go. I'm very happy with the end result, and I think listeners will find it engaging. So, check out "Episode 5" in the widget above.



Four Color Cast, Episode 4



In this installment, you'll hear about Aazurn Publishing's Adam Among The Gods, Marvel Comics' Amazing High Adventure, and little-known plans for an exciting crossover of comics properties that never happened (Click here for a big hint).

Just point to "Episode 4" in the wicket above, and click "download" or "preview" on the drop-down.




Four Color Cast, Episode 3



This episode deals with Basil Wolverton and some unusual ads in Golden Age comics. Just point to "Episode 3" and click "preview" or "download".

(Thanks to Joe Sibol for the use of "Monster Techno Blues," and to Devin Anderson for "Car Crash in Vegas.")









Four Color Cast, Episode 2




In this installment of Four Color Cast, I talk about Rick Geary's Blanche, and tell you how D.C. almost got into trouble over Batman just months after his first appearance. Just click "Episode 2" in the widget above to listen.

(Thanks to Joe Sibol for the use of "Monster Techno Blues," and to Devin Anderson for "Car Crash in Vegas.")









Four Color Cast, Episode 1




Four Color Cast is the new weekly/semi-weekly podcast of Suspended Animation and Four Color Commentary. In the first installment, I cover TimeFlyz, Zondervan's graphic novel site, and this week's interesting comics fact. Just click on "Episode 1" in the widget above to listen.

(Thanks to Joe Sibol for the use of "Monster Techno Blues," and to Devin Anderson for "Car Crash in Vegas.")