70 episodes

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. All genre's are open game here including Westerns, Comedy, Crime, Superheroes, Westerns, Horror, and Newspaper Strips. Causality and placement in the psychosocial spectrum is routinely discussed. 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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    • Visual Arts
    • 4.9, 48 Ratings

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. All genre's are open game here including Westerns, Comedy, Crime, Superheroes, Westerns, Horror, and Newspaper Strips. Causality and placement in the psychosocial spectrum is routinely discussed. 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

    Carl Potts: Editor, Artist & Professor Part 1 with Alex Grand & Jim Thompson

    Carl Potts: Editor, Artist & Professor Part 1 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 1 of a 2 parter, where we discuss his early days at San Diego Comic Con 1973, breaking into DC Comics with fellow fanzine artist, Jim Starlin, assisting and learning comic book production with Neal Adams at Continuity Studios with Dick Giordano, his Advertising work, and starting as an Editor at Marvel comics working with artists like John Byrne and Bill Sienkiewicz. 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
    Erik Larsen: Comic Book Maker Part 3 with Alex Grand & Jim Thompson

    Erik Larsen: Comic Book Maker Part 3 with Alex Grand & Jim Thompson

    Alex Grand and Jim Thompson interview Erik Larsen in this third of a three parter, discussing his development of Savage Dragon, the Savage Dragon cartoon series for the USA network, Marvel in-jokes present in the series, working with Steve Gerber on pulling Howard the Duck out of the Marvel Universe, the corporate structure of Image Comics and the organizing styles of Larry Marder, then publisher Jim Valentino and then Erik himself as Image publisher, working with Alan Moore, the partner shakeups with Rob Liefeld & Jim Lee, finally working on Nova at Marvel, going to Savage Dragon full time, his Inkwell Awards, Captain America The End, and Savage Dragon 250. 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

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Erik Larsen: Comic Book Maker Part 2 with Alex Grand & Jim Thompson

    Erik Larsen: Comic Book Maker Part 2 with Alex Grand & Jim Thompson

    Alex Grand and Jim Thompson interview Erik Larsen, in the second of a three parter, discussing his run on Spider-Man, working with various writers like David Michelinie, trying his hand at a Nova comic book series, starting Image Comics with its cofounders, publishing material from his Highbrow Entertainment, creating the Savage Dragon comic book series, working with writers like Keith Giffen and artists like Dave Johnson, along with commentary on Marvel and the industry in general. 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

    • 46 min
    Erik Larsen: Comic Book Maker Part 1 with Alex Grand & Jim Thompson

    Erik Larsen: Comic Book Maker Part 1 with Alex Grand & Jim Thompson

    Alex Grand and Jim Thompson interview Erik Larsen, in the first of a three parter, from his childhood reading his dad's Golden Age comics like Captain Marvel, creating the Savage Dragon as a kid, his early Fanzine Graphic Fantasy, his run in the Independent Comics like AC Comics for Sentinels of Justice and Eclipse for DNAgents, then breaking into DC Comics working on various titles like Doom Patrol and then his early work at Marvel Comics like Punisher & Excalibur before Spider-Man. 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

    • 46 min
    Steve Geppi: The Godfather of Comics Part 2 with Alex Grand & Jim Thompson

    Steve Geppi: The Godfather of Comics Part 2 with Alex Grand & Jim Thompson

    The second half of the interview with Steve Geppi, head of Diamond Comics Distributors who sits down with Alex Grand and Jim Thompson discussing various phases of his comics career via livestream. We start from his humble beginnings as a comics dealer, comics retailer, sub distributer, distributor, to various decisions positioning him as the president of the main comics distribution company in North America and the United Kingdom, with various expansions into games and publishing. Video © Comic Book Historians 2020

    • 51 min
    Steve Geppi: The Godfather of Comics Part 1 with Alex Grand & Jim Thompson

    Steve Geppi: The Godfather of Comics Part 1 with Alex Grand & Jim Thompson

    Steve Geppi, head of Diamond Comics Distributors sits down with Alex and Jim discussing various phases of his comics career via livestream. We start from his humble beginnings as a comics dealer, comics retailer, sub distributer, distributor, to various decisions positioning him as the president of the main comics distribution company in North America and the United Kingdom, with various expansions into games and publishing. Audio © Comic Book Historians 2020

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

Old Comics Dude ,

Great interviews

Interesting interviews with historically significant subjects, conducted by two guys who know their stuff

Giant-Size Geek ,

Great interviews by guys who know their comics!

There are hundreds of comics interview podcasts out there, but none of them conducted by guys more knowledgeable than Alex & Jim. They take the time to research the creator’s bibliography before the session & they ask questions that have been on my mind for decades. In addition they have interviewed creators who you don’t get to hear very often. Highly recommended!

The Freedom Of Music ,

Consistently Excellent

This show is an excellent resource for comic book fans to either relive or learn about the history of the medium. It is a great companion to all of the magazines that cover comic book history like Alter Ego and Back Issue. I learn so much with every episode!

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