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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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    • Visual Arts
    • 4.8 • 59 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

    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
    Ron Frenz: Marvelous Comic Artist part 1 with Alex Grand & Jim Thompson

    Ron Frenz: Marvelous Comic Artist part 1 with Alex Grand & Jim Thompson

    Alex Grand and Jim Thompson interview comic artist, Ron Frenz in a first of a 3 parter discussing his childhood in Pittsburgh,his favorite comics as a kid, meeting Marie Severin at a local convention, reading How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way by John Buscema, giving art samples to Jim Shooter at a later convention, his work in animation working on the Creepshow 1982 film, starting work at Marvel on Ka-Zar with Bruce Jones and Louise Jones, Star Wars with Tom Palmer, Marvel Team Up with Tom DeFalco and the beginning of his comics career on Spider-Man. Images used in artwork ©Their Respective Copyright holders, CBH Podcast ©Comic Book Historians. Thumbnail Artwork ©Comic Book Historians.

    • 53 min
    Joe Staton: Detective Comic Artist part 2 with Alex Grand & Jim Thompson

    Joe Staton: Detective Comic Artist part 2 with Alex Grand & Jim Thompson

    Alex Grand and Jim Thompson interview comic artist, Joe Staton in a second of a 2 parter discussing his DC Career with All Star Comics, The Justice Society of America, Earth 2 Superheroes, Green Lantern, Omega Men, collaborations with Paul Levitz & Marv Wolfman, conflict with Sol Harrison, his art director career with First Comics working with guys like Mike Gold and Howard Chaykin, over 100 issues of Scooby Doo comics, and his current Harvey Award winning project with the Dick Tracy comic strip. Images used in artwork ©Their Respective Copyright holders, CBH Podcast ©Comic Book Historians. Thumbnail Artwork ©Comic Book Historians.

    • 39 min
    Joe Staton: E-Man Comic Artist part 1 with Alex Grand & Jim Thompson

    Joe Staton: E-Man Comic Artist part 1 with Alex Grand & Jim Thompson

    Alex Grand and Jim Thompson interview comic artist, Joe Staton, from his early fanzine days in the 60s, to starting his professional comic's career with Jim Warren Magazines, Charlton with their bullseye fanzine and the CPL gang, co-creating E-Man with Nick Cuti, Space: 1999, Six Million Dollar Man, inking Sal Buscema on the Avengers and Herbe Trimpe on the Hulk in the mid 1970s, the Marvel black and white magazines and his work on Mike Friedrich's Star Reach in this first of a 2 parter. Images used in artwork ©Their Respective Copyright holders, CBH Podcast ©Comic Book Historians. Thumbnail Artwork ©Comic Book Historians.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 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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