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From February, 1966 through August, 1967, DC Comics branded all their publications with a checkerboard masthead, lovingly known as "Go-Go Checks". Because, you know, the 60s. With the help of his husband and intrepid friends, Dr. Bobb will examine each of these issues in depth and tell you what you need to know!

Checkered Past Bobb Robinson

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    • 5.0 • 37 Ratings

From February, 1966 through August, 1967, DC Comics branded all their publications with a checkerboard masthead, lovingly known as "Go-Go Checks". Because, you know, the 60s. With the help of his husband and intrepid friends, Dr. Bobb will examine each of these issues in depth and tell you what you need to know!

    Erasing the Past (Batman 188)

    Erasing the Past (Batman 188)

    Batman faces a dappily-dressed menace from his past - apparently not dapper enough to be on Gotham's Ten Best-Dressed List, but that's another story! (Literally. It's another story right in this very same issue.) PLUS learning to shave, the return of Irene Vartanoff, and so much more!

    • 51 min
    I'm Sure Secrets Die on Other Islands, Too (Strange Adventures 195/Star-Spangled War Stories 130)

    I'm Sure Secrets Die on Other Islands, Too (Strange Adventures 195/Star-Spangled War Stories 130)

    Animal-Man moves his super-hero career into high gear and gets the jump (pun intended) on a gang of nogoodniks! PLUS a little bit of WWII espionge plays out on Dinosaur Island! It's Strange Adventures and Star-Spangled War Stories all rolled into one!

    • 48 min
    Sizzle Me This (Metal Men 23)

    Sizzle Me This (Metal Men 23)

    A short and sweet episode today, Dr. Husband has me on a VERY tight schedule. But not so tight that I can't wax eloquently about what an awful misogynistic pig Doc Magnius is! It's Metal Men #23!
    (continuing a story from Metal Men 22, covered on this podcast [checks notes] OVER A YEAR AGO: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/checkered-past/id1350233450?i=1000601970551) 

    • 36 min
    Take Your Stinking Paws Off Me, You Damned Dirty Jimmy! (Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen 98)

    Take Your Stinking Paws Off Me, You Damned Dirty Jimmy! (Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen 98)

    Jimmy's got trouble AND HOW, betrothed to a lady gorilla and even his signal watch is no help! Luckily his inability to calculate time zones has saved the earth from an explosive destruction. Catch up with all the fun in Jimmy Olsen #98!

    • 1 hr
    Knocking on My Chamber Door (Hawkman 17)

    Knocking on My Chamber Door (Hawkman 17)

    Hawkman goes opinion to pinion with The Raven, a nogoodnik from the back alleys of Midway City! Plus the Hawks reveal their dirty secret, that they're just out here destroying ancient relics and replacing them with high0-tech forgeries. PLUS Quoth Irene Vartanoff - nevermore!

    • 45 min
    Give 'Em the Ole Razzle Dazzle (Green Lantern 49)

    Give 'Em the Ole Razzle Dazzle (Green Lantern 49)

    Green Lantern faces the Dazzler! (not that Dazzler). Carol Ferris marries the man of her dreams! (not that man). And Hal Jordan makes a fateful decision! All right here in Green Lantern #49!

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

Mr_Ruedan ,

Super fun show

I started listening think it would be just a summary of older comic books. Which it is. But it is so much more! These two are super fun to listen to. Great show. Definitely recommend it to any comic book fan, or just someone wanting something different. You will laugh and learn about older comic books.

Rocky Star wind ,

Wide variety and fun stories both real and in the comics

Fun hosts and I enjoy the stories they tell both about the comics . And in there own daily lives .
This show it like a box of chocolates I never know what I’m gonna get but it will be fun no matter what .
See latter space cowboy 🤠

Jonathon's grandma ,

Introduced me to comic books!

Never in a million years did I think I’d listen to a podcast about comic books, let alone fall crazy in love! Dr. Bobb and Dr. Husband are just a lot of fun. Thanks!

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