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As featured on Lego.com, Marvel.com, and Today Show, Alex Grand, Jim Thompson and guest co-hosts start off a Journalistic Comic Book Historical 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. Topical broadcasts are made and we also take important time in interviewing professionals to get to the source of comic book history. Support us at https://www.patreon.com/comicbookhistorians

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As featured on Lego.com, Marvel.com, and Today Show, Alex Grand, Jim Thompson and guest co-hosts start off a Journalistic Comic Book Historical 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. Topical broadcasts are made and we also take important time in interviewing professionals to get to the source of comic book history. Support us at https://www.patreon.com/comicbookhistorians

    Kim Munson & the History of Comic Art in Museums Interview by Alex Grand & Jim Thompson

    Kim Munson & the History of Comic Art in Museums Interview by Alex Grand & Jim Thompson

    Alex Grand & Jim Thompson interview author & Comic Art Museum curator Kim Munson, the editor of the Comic Art in Museums anthology and the exhibition catalogs Dual Views: Labor Landmarks of San Francisco and On Reflection: the Art of Margaret Harrison, as well as many contributions to academic books, journals, magazines, and other publications. She is also the co-curator with her cohort, Trina Robbins Society of Illustrators museum in New York, the Women in Comics: Looking Forward and Back exhibition.

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Lev Gleason American Daredevil Interview with Brett Dakin by Alex Grand & Jim Thompson

    Lev Gleason American Daredevil Interview with Brett Dakin by Alex Grand & Jim Thompson

    Alex Grand & Jim Thompson interview Lawyer and writer Brett Dakin, about his new book, a biography of his grand-uncle Lev Gleason of Lev Gleason Comic Publications discussing his formation of the first modern comic book with Charles Max Gaines, starting the Golden Age Daredevil and Crime Comics with Charles Biro and Bob Wood, his political battles with the House of Unamerican Activities Committee, the FBI, Frederick Wertham, Estes Kefauver, and the Comics Code of America. Explore the life of both Lev Gleason and Lev Gleason Publications. CBH Podcast ©Comic Book Historians. Thumbnail Artwork ©Comic Book Historians. Music ©Lost European

    • 1 hr 49 min
    David Anthony Kraft: Comic Writer and Publisher Part 2 with Alex Grand & Jim Thompson

    David Anthony Kraft: Comic Writer and Publisher Part 2 with Alex Grand & Jim Thompson

    Alex Grand and Jim Thompson interview David Anthony Kraft finish discussing his Defenders run, then dive into his character defining run on She-Hulk in her first series, his Music references like Blue Oyster Cult, his Beatles Marvel Super Specials, his Children Books with Marvel Special Projects under Sol Brodsky, why he left Marvel and DC Comics in 1983, publishing his Comics Interview Magazine from 1983-1995, publishing sci fi books by authors like Don McGregor, his work in animation for shows like GI Joe Extreme, his recent work Yi Soon Shin, and a discussion of his 3 mentors, Leigh Brackett, Stan Lee and E. Hoffman Price, all discussed in this second of a 2 parter. Images used in artwork ©Their Respective Copyright holders, CBH Podcast ©Comic Book Historians. Thumbnail Artwork ©Comic Book Historians. Support us at https://www.patreon.com/comicbookhistorians

    • 43 min
    David Anthony Kraft: Rock N Roll Journalist and Comic Writer Part 1 with Alex Grand & Jim Thompson

    David Anthony Kraft: Rock N Roll Journalist and Comic Writer Part 1 with Alex Grand & Jim Thompson

    Alex Grand and Jim Thompson interview David Anthony Kraft from his humble beginnings in the late 1960s becoming the agent of the Otis Adelbert Kline, Publisher of Fictioneer Science Fiction Books, his work at Atlas Comics in 1975 with Chip and Martin Goodman, his first works at Marvel like Tale of the Zombie, Dracula with John Byrne, working under Gerry Conway at DC Comics, and his Marvel Defenders run working with Keith Giffen and Carmine Infantino all discussed in this first part of a 2 parter. Images used in artwork ©Their Respective Copyright holders, CBH Podcast ©Comic Book Historians. Thumbnail Artwork ©Comic Book Historians. Support us at https://www.patreon.com/comicbookhistorians

    • 51 min
    Mort Weisinger's Legacy and Hendre Weisinger with Alex Grand & Jim Thompson

    Mort Weisinger's Legacy and Hendre Weisinger with Alex Grand & Jim Thompson

    Alex Grand and Jim Thompson interview Hendre Weisinger, son of former DC editor Mort Weisinger, discussing his legacy and career as science fiction author and agent, former editor of Thrilling Wonder Stories for Standard Magazines, DC Comics editor from 1941-1970, with a variety of concepts that came about under his editorship: Supergirl, Krypto, Phantom Zone, Kandor, Legion of Superheroes and having more than 1 kryptonite, the Yellow vs Red sun, Imaginary Stories, Superman Annuals. Co creator of Johnny Quick, Vigilante, Tarantula, Green Arrow and Aquaman, story edit the George Reeves TV Superman series, and was Jim Shooters child hood mentor in comics. Who was his favorite Superman Artist? What did he think of Neal Adams or Jack Kirby? How was his working relationship with Julius Schwartz, Forrest Ackerman or Jack Schiff? Alot to find out! Images used in artwork ©Their Respective Copyright holders, CBH Podcast ©Comic Book Historians. Thumbnail Artwork ©Comic Book Historians. Support us at https://www.patreon.com/comicbookhistorians

    • 55 min
    Carl Potts: Editor, Artist & Professor Part 2 with Alex Grand & Jim Thompson

    Carl Potts: Editor, Artist & Professor Part 2 with Alex Grand & Jim Thompson

    Alex Grand and Jim Thompson interview former Marvel Executive Editor and Epic Imprint Editor in Chief, Carl Potts in part 2 of a 2 parter, where we discuss his later work at Marvel including building up the Punisher from a side character into his own character, with the Punisher Mini Series with Mike Zeck, creating the Punisher War Journal with Jim Lee, early days at San Diego Comic Con 1973, breaking into DC Comics with fellow fanzine, working with Mark Gruenwald, working under Jim Shooter and Tom DeFalco, why he left Marvel, his work on his own creator owned Alien Legion, and his work as a Professor at various universities including the School of Visual Arts. Images used in artwork ©Their Respective Copyright holders, CBH Podcast ©Comic Book Historians. Thumbnail Artwork ©Comic Book Historians. Support us at https://www.patreon.com/comicbookhistorians

    • 52 min

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Comprehensive American comic history

A fantastic comics podcast, very comprehensive listening to the history of creators and the publishers they work for, straight from the creators themselves. Recent enjoyable highlights include the three part episode with Tom DeFalco. A great deep dive back through the archives reveals more gems such as Tim Sale, Mark Chiarello, Mike Royer, Jim Steranko, Howard Chaykin and Trina Robbins. Highly recommended. Keep up the great work.

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