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!
A Giant Among Supermen (Action Comics 343)
Our favorite Christmas albums! Chucking mannequins through windows! Jimmy Olsen is an idiot! Plus Superman fights a creation of the Niphilim. All part of the fun here on Checkered Past, come on in!
I've Seen That Movie (Detective Comics 357)
Red and yellow, kill a fellow, but don't tell that to the golden-clad Elongated Man! PLUS - Batman and Robin, being impersonated by a couple of college pranksters? Say it ain't so! PLUS PLUS - The sensational character finds of 2023, Beefy and Boo-Boo! It's all here in Detective Comics #357!
Denver, James Denver (Our Fighting Forces 104)
Capt. Hunter and Lu Lin help out fallen flying ace Jimmy Denver who in turn helps them infiltrate a VC prison camp in search of Hunter's psychic twin, but the real story is that Lu Lin finally gets long pants and sensible shoes! It's Our Fighting Forces #104!
The Devil, You Say (Superman 191)
Superman jumps on the acronymned criminal organization bandwagon when he pledges to protect a mysterious space jewel from the machinations of D.E.M.O.N. And when I tell you that you aren't prepared for what D.E.M.O.N. throws at the Man of Steel you must believe me! Billy D is here to break it all down with us, join the fun!
Valley of Derision (Metamorpho 9)
What's to be done when you discover a hidden valley filled with ancient machinery? Toddle off with your idiot daughter, caveman secretary, and underling super-hero, of course! Metamorpho tangles with a deposed dictator, Java makes whoopee with the gentlewoman from Georgia and Sapphire goes for a midnight swim, all in Metamorpho #9!
The Cat's Meow (Lois Lane 70/71)
Catwoman emerges after 12 years in retirement to (checks notes) announce her retirement...she just has a few odds and ends to take care of first, like killing the Penguin, hypnotizing Lois, and turning Lois into a cat! Join the fun, won't you, as we dive into Superman's Girlfriend Lois Lane (oh that sounded dirty, didn't it?)
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!
These guys are hilarious!
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Fantastic tour of a trippy era of DC comics (that I didn’t know existed) by two hosts clearly having a blast. Light hearted, but with genuine respect for the martial and creators. So glad that I discovered this, with years of episodes to catch up on.