34 episodes

Your hosts Jud Meyers and Scott Tipton are your tour guides through the worlds of comic books, popular culture, comic-book retailing, and nostalgia.

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    • Visual Arts
    • 5.0, 27 Ratings

Your hosts Jud Meyers and Scott Tipton are your tour guides through the worlds of comic books, popular culture, comic-book retailing, and nostalgia.

    All of Us Hallow

    All of Us Hallow

    This week in Comics 101, Scott looks at the beginnings of DC’s Justice League of America, and in ReTales, Jud tells the tale of the day he wore the shield.

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    • 35 min
    An Interview with Xavier Dorison - Part 1

    An Interview with Xavier Dorison - Part 1

    In the first of Jud’s interviews from the City of Light, Jud visits the Humanoids offices and chats with writer Xavier Dorison, author of The Third Testament, Prophet and Long John Silver.

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    • 57 min
    Memories

    Memories

    This week in Comics 101, Scott tells us about his friend and mentor Marvelous Mark Gruenwald, and in ReTales, Jud recounts the tale of two very special customers.

    This one is special, kids. Settle in.

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    • 28 min
    Taken For Granted

    Taken For Granted

    In Comics 101, Scott looks at the work of one of comics’ greatest creators, Will Eisner, and in ReTales, Jud teaches us all a lesson about taking things for granted in “Los Ojos Son el Espejo del Alma.”

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    • 27 min
    A Life, Writing – An Interview with Mark Waid, Part 2

    A Life, Writing – An Interview with Mark Waid, Part 2

    Welcome back to our two-episode special of our conversation with Mark Waid, one of the greatest visionaries in comic book history. It was a pleasure digging in deep to what makes this man tick. Here in episode two, we go even deeper. Hang on, dear listeners. The cosmic rays are coming fast and furious now. The ship is heating up. Might as well sit back and relax. There's no stopping it now and there's no telling where we'll end up.

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    • 1 hr 20 min
    A Life, Writing – An Interview with Mark Waid, Part 1

    A Life, Writing – An Interview with Mark Waid, Part 1

    There are some guests who need very little introduction. Some who have affected our industry in so many ways that it would require a dedicated program just to list their achievements.

    Mark Waid is that guest.

    He's written nearly every comic-book character at nearly every comic-book company (quite a few that he founded himself). He's become an expert at every level of publishing. Owner, CEO, CCO, Editor-in-Chief, Digital Pioneer.  And of course, a relentless wordsmith, creating original characters and transforming long existing ones with brave and bold strokes.

    Over thirty years of shaping and reshaping so many of the heroes and villains whose adventures we long to daydream about. He builds the ship. He fills it with a crew. And then he pilots it and makes sure we all have a seat right up front.

    He's a quiet man who can also wield a big stick. A man with strong opinions. Which means, a man with as many enemies as friends. He does not back down, he does not cower, he does not lie. He speaks his mind and types with his heart in his fingers. In this transparency lies the key to the emotional core that sets his comic-book writing aflame.

    I've known him a long time and he's the same human being now as he was when we first met. Maybe a bit wiser. Skin a bit thicker. He's not a man without fear. He's a man unafraid to walk through it and see what happens next.  

    Like I said, I'm not going to list his credits. If you don't know who he is, hit pause and open your browser. Type in the name Mark Waid and give yourself a few minutes to cover the terrain of his career so far. When you pick your jaw up off the floor, press play and prepare for a master class in honesty from a master storyteller. http://BlastoffComics.com

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

LeeBruns ,

Love this podcast

The stories they share about the history of comic characters, customers and creators is great. If you are a fan of comic books or just appreciate great interviews, history and story telling, you'll like this podcast

woofman7290 ,

Awesome

This has something for everyone. I love the comics 101 and the personal story's Judd shares, but the interviews just don't flow as well.

AriMcq ,

For the love of comicbooks and stories from the heart..

I honestly originally downloaded this podcast out of loyalty to the shop and to show some love. But I have to admit I fell in love with this podcast. Because it is well produced with multiple angles to the comic world and different formats every show. One episode they are interviewing a Writer or Artist then the next they are telling stories about regulars at the shop. Even interviewing kids! I love the heartfelt effort because it shows in the work produced. I mean i think the stories only match the charm of NPR's Storycorps. Great for playing while in the background at work, rides in traffic, crafting or during walks/hikes. Either way, if you're a comicbook enthusiast I think you'll love this pod.

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