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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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    • 4.7 • 55 Ratings

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

    Peter Sanderson: Comics' Archivist part 1 with Alex Grand & Jim Thompson

    Peter Sanderson: Comics' Archivist part 1 with Alex Grand & Jim Thompson

    Alex Grand and Jim Thompson interview comic archivist, author, critic and historian, Peter Sanderson who was a regular contributer to Julius Schwartz' Flash Grams in the 1960s, to Omniverse with Mark Gruenwald, DC Universe's Who's Who making Crisis on Infinite Earth's possible with Marv Wolfman.  In the first of a two parter, he also discusses joining Marvel indexing and writing biographies and assessing strengths in the Handbook of the Marvel Universe, writing the Marvel Saga, the Wolverine Saga, and working under Jim Shooter and Tom DeFalco. Images used in artwork ©Their Respective Copyright holders, CBH Podcast ©Comic Book Historians. Thumbnail Artwork ©Comic Book Historians.
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/comicbookhistorians)

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Don McGregor: Road to Black Panther part 2 with Alex Grand & Jim Thompson

    Don McGregor: Road to Black Panther part 2 with Alex Grand & Jim Thompson

    Alex Grand and Jim Thompson interview comic writer Don McGregor, in a second parter on his road to Black Panther, discussing how he moved from Warren Magazines to Marvel in the early 1970s, his first writing job with Gardner Fox, Amazing Adventures with Killraven with P. Craig Russell, his Black Panther run with Rich Buckler, Gil Kane,  Billy Graham and his sincere fondness for Gene Colan. Images used in artwork ©Their Respective Copyright holders, CBH Podcast ©Comic Book Historians. Thumbnail Artwork ©Comic Book Historians.
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/comicbookhistorians)

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Don McGregor: Road to Black Panther part 1 with Alex Grand & Jim Thompson

    Don McGregor: Road to Black Panther part 1 with Alex Grand & Jim Thompson

    Alex Grand and Jim Thompson interview comic writer Don McGregor, in the first of a multi-parter on his road to Black Panther, discussing his childhood, jobs out of high school, his first experience with social justice at a Hopalong Cassidy fan meeting, Phil Seuling Comic Convention, introducing himself to Jim Steranko in 1969, heckling Jim Warren into a job, and meeting collaborator, Billy Graham. Don also discusses the comics and book writers and artists that influenced his writing as a kid in this kick off episode including Bill Gaines, Al Feldstein, Jim Steranko, and Reed Crandall. Images used in artwork ©Their Respective Copyright holders, CBH Podcast ©Comic Book Historians. Thumbnail Artwork ©Comic Book Historians.

    • 53 min
    Ken Quattro Interview: Invisible Men by Alex Grand & Jim Thompson

    Ken Quattro Interview: Invisible Men by Alex Grand & Jim Thompson

    “Comics Detective” Ken Quattro talks in detail with Alex Grand and Jim Thompson about his terrific new book, “Invisible Men:The Trailblazing Black Artists of Comic Books.”  The lives of pre-Golden Age figures are examined such as Adolph Barreaux who...

    • 2 hr 26 min
    Ron Frenz: Marvelous Comic Artist part 3 with Alex Grand & Jim Thompson

    Ron Frenz: Marvelous Comic Artist part 3 with Alex Grand & Jim Thompson

    Alex Grand and Jim Thompson interview comic artist, Ron Frenz in the third of a 3 parter discussing his run on the Mighty Thor with Tom DeFalco co-creating characters like Quicksand, Earthforce, Code Blue, the Celtic Gods, Stellaris, the New Warriors, starting up and ending Thunderstrike amidst the Marvel Bankruptcy, leaving Marvel to work on Superman with Dan Jurgens, co-creating Spider-Girl and the MC2 Universe, making the second Thunderstrike volume, drawing for Outdoors life and his current project, The Blue Baron inked by the legendary Sal Buscema. Images used in artwork ©Their Respective Copyright holders, CBH Podcast ©Comic Book Historians. Thumbnail Artwork ©Comic Book Historians.

    • 58 min
    Ron Frenz: Marvelous Comic Artist part 2 with Alex Grand & Jim Thompson

    Ron Frenz: Marvelous Comic Artist part 2 with Alex Grand & Jim Thompson

    Alex Grand and Jim Thompson interview comic artist, Ron Frenz in the second of a 3 parter discussing his run on Spider-Man with Roger Stern and Tom DeFalco, working under editor Danny Fingeroth and then Jim Owsley, co-creating characters like Black Fox and Puma, the circumstances of leaving Spidey, and ending up with The Mighty Thor co-creating a pantheon of characters and places . Images used in artwork ©Their Respective Copyright holders, CBH Podcast ©Comic Book Historians. Thumbnail Artwork ©Comic Book Historians.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

Pillarhood ,

Fantastic Podcast

These guys know EVERYTHING. Super informative show, but they keep it entertaining and fun. When they have an interview they ask great questions and often surprise the guest with their knowledge. Great stuff!

MarkEng ,

Too many interviews

The podcast started out strong, but has since devolved into just an interview show. Some have been interesting, but most seem to be with B and C list background figures that a vaguely remember seeing listed in random credit boxes.

Old Comics Dude ,

Great interviews

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

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