Alex Grand, Jim Thompson and guest co-hosts start off a comic book history 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
CBH Podcast 38: Second Look, Hey Kids! Donald Duck & Superheroes!
Alex Grand, Jim Thompson and guest co-host Peter Coogan discuss various Comic History archival works in a Second Look podcast. Alex discusses Howard Chaykin's Hey Kids! Comics!, Jim talks about How to Read Donald Duck and the comics presence in South America, and Pete Coogan discusses his book on Superheroes as a Genre. Music - Standard License. Support us at https://www.patreon.com/comicbookhistorians
CBH Podcast 37: 1978, A Hard Year for Adult Storytelling in Graphic Novels & Film
Alex Grand and guest co-host Larry King discuss the attempts at adult story telling in the comic industry in the year 1978. The urge for the industry to start to shift toward graphic novels and serious filmmaking is discussed with A Contract with God, Jack Kirby and Stan Lee's Silver Surfer, Don McGregor and Gulacy's Sabre, the Richard Donner Superman 1, the 1984 Warren Magazine, and the made for TV marvel productions like Dr. Strange and Spider-Man. There is also a highlight on adult consequences in the comic industry with the 1978 DC Implosion. Music - Standard License. Support us at https://www.patreon.com/comicbookhistorians
CBH Podcast 36: Upstarts: 1975 Atlas Seaboard Comics, Revenge of the Goodmans!!
Alex Grand and Jim Thompson discuss the Upstart Comics line, Atlas Seabord that ran from 1974-1975, the motivations behind the scenes with Martin and his son, Chip Goodman, as well as the various comics creators that did some early work there like Walt Simonson and Larry Hama as well as big names of the time like Steve Ditko, Wally Wood and Alex Toth. What was Atlas' place in comic history? What long term effects did it have on the industry? Why did Martin Goodman want Marvel Comics to suffer? Music - Standard License. Support us at https://www.patreon.com/comicbookhistorians
CBH Podcast 35: Second Look, All In Color for a Dime (Novel)
Alex Grand, Jim Thompson and guest co-host Larry King discuss books that remark on Comic History, discussing science fiction pulp history written in Astounding by Alec Nevala Lee in 2018, commentary on The Great Comic Heroes by Jules Pfeiffer in 1965, and the representation of color and mood in comics like Mike Mignola's Bram Stoker's Dracula. Music - Standard License. Support us at https://www.patreon.com/comicbookhistorians
CBH Podcast 34: Trina Robbins, Superstar Part 1 with Alex Grand and Jim Thompson
Alex Grand and Jim Thompson interview the illustrious Trina Robbins, underground women's comic pioneer, comic book historian, and defender of social justice as we discuss her life and times from her childhood in the 1940s, Sci-Fi Fandom in the 1950s, her underground comics work in the 1960s and 1970s, as well as her mainstream comics work in the 1980s. Various topics include Steve Ditko, Wally Wood, Harlan Ellison, Stan Lee, Roy Thomas and more! Music - Standard License. Support us at https://www.patreon.com/comicbookhistorians
CBH Podcast 33: Robert Beerbohm's Comic Store Wars with Alex Grand and Jim Thompson
Alex Grand and Jim Thompson interview Robert Beerbohm, who continues off his and Alex's Dark Comics Mystery panel at the 2018 Dallas Fantasy Fair (found at the CBH Youtube Channel Panel series playlist), discussing his Comic Book Store life and times from 1975 to 1992, with some discussion of his involvement in the Overstreet price guide and his discovery of the first comic book from the 1840's The Adventures of Obadiah Oldbuck. Music - Standard License. Support us at https://www.patreon.com/comicbookhistorians
CBH Podcast 31: The Steranko Experience Part 1 with Alex Grand
Alex Grand interviews Jim Steranko, discussing his life from when he was born in 1938, through his childhood comic book and strip fascinations, his teenage Magician and Rock and Roll years where he created the first Go Go dancer, his Advertising career in his early 20s, his 1965 stint with Harvey and Tower Comics, a meeting with Ralph Bakshi, eventually landing at Marvel Comics with Stan Lee. This is the first of a two parter interview that covers the life and times of Jim Steranko.
CBH Podcast 24: Splash Page!: Jack Kirby, co-creator of the Marvel Universe and Julius Schwartz, co-creator of the DC Universe by Alex Grand
A first in a sub-series of the CBH Podcast, Splash-Page! Where one of the CBH Podcasters goes on an educational session of an aspect of comic book history. In this episode, Alex Grand reviews the importance of Jack Kirby to the co-creation of the Marvel Universe including Thor, Hulk, Ant-Man, Iron Man, the X-Men, Avengers, and Marvel Villains. This is also discussed side by side with Julius Schwartz, the sci-fi creative dynamo who co-created the DC Universe like Flash, Green Lantern, Hawkman, and many more. Support us at https://www.patreon.com/comicbookhistorians
CBH Podcast 23: SDCC2018 - CAC Panel: Attorneys vs Historians: Who Authors The Authorship Narrative? With Alex Grand and Jim Thompson
A very special podcast, Alex Grand and Jim Thompson along with Danny Barer presented this panel at the CAC. Jim Thompson originated and led this panel at the Comic Arts Conference, as well as discussed Joe Simon's lawsuit of ownership of Captain America against Marvel, and recruited Alex to discuss Jack Kirby vs Stan Lee and Marvel for ownership of the Fantastic Four. Danny discussed Bill Finger vs Bob Kane and the creator credit of Batman. By comparing various narratives from different characters, we see that the history text books are written or rewritten. But are they written by Historians or Attorneys? Support us at https://www.patreon.com/comicbookhistorians
CBH Podcast 22: Neal Adams, Balls of Steel 1959-Present with Alex Grand and Bill Field.
CBH goes to San Diego Comic Con 2018 where Alex and Bill interview the chief Comic Book Illustrator himself, Neal Adams. CBH discusses his life and times starting when he graduated from the School of Industrial Art in 1959, his news strip and advertising work in the early 60s, his late 60s Superhero books, through the 70s with Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster and Superman Muhammad Ali, through his Continuity era during the 1980s and beyond. Support us at https://www.patreon.com/comicbookhistorians
CBH Podcast 21: All Star Special 2 - Rand Hoppe, Mark Texeira, Jimmy Palmiotti, Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson, and Scott Robinson.
Live from SDCC 2018 your favorite Comic Book Historians, Alex Grand, Bill Field and Jim Thompson walk around the Convention Floor in the second of a 2 parter discussing Comic Book History with Rand Hoppe from the Jack Kirby Museum, Mark Texeira Illustrator for both Marvel and DC, Jimmy Palmiotti inker and writer for Marvel and DC, Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson, published Comic Book Historian and granddaughter of the creator of DC Comics in 1934, and N. Scott Robinson, head of Globo Comico International. Support us at https://www.patreon.com/comicbookhistorians
CBH Podcast 20: All Star Special 1 - Dan Parsons, Larry Houston, Athena Finger, Chris Burnham, Ron Lim, and Ger Appeldoorn.
Live from SDCC 2018 your favorite Comic Book Historians, Alex Grand and Bill Field walk around the Convention Floor in the first of a 2 parter discussing Comic Book History with Star Wars and ERB Illustrator, Dan Parsons, Larry Houston the creator of the 90s X-Men TV Show, Athena Finger the granddaughter of the co-creator of Batman, Chris Burnham from Batman Incorporated, Ron Lim from the Infinity Gauntlet, and Ger Appeldoorn from Behaving Madly. Support us at https://www.patreon.com/comicbookhistorians
CBH Podcast 19: Live with Guest Arlen Schumer, Provocateur on 1965-1968 Marvel Comics
Join us Live at San Diego Comic Con 2018 with your favorite CBHer's Alex Grand, Jim Thompson and Bill Field for a sit down podcast interview with Arlen Schumer, published Comic Book Historian and Silver Age expert as we discuss Marvel Comics 1965 to 1968 ranging from Jim Steranko to Jack Kirby, to Nick Cardy to Wally Wood to Neal Adams and many others. Support us at https://www.patreon.com/comicbookhistorians
CBH Podcast 17: Rick Marschall, Strip Historian Part 1: 1900s Newspaper Strips to 1978 Marvel Comics
Alex Googly Eyes Grand, Jim Snuffy Smith Thompson, and Little Orphan Bill Field interview Rick Marschall as we go through his life and times from being a teenage sidekick to veterans of the National Cartoonist Society like Rube Goldberg, to being an Editor at United Feature Syndicate working over more comic strip super stars like Charles Schulz, to co-writing the The World Encyclopedia of Comics with Maurice Horn, to meeting with Stan Lee and becoming an Editor at Marvel Comics. So grab your stick of butter as we discuss part 1 of the Life and Times of Rick Marschall exploring Comic History from the Strips to late 1970s Marvel Comics. No Sense Remix - Standard License. Support us at https://www.patreon.com/comicbookhistorians
CBH Podcast 14: 1953 Horror!!! Freedom of Screech or Speech? Tales of the Crypt and Wertham
Alex Gravedigger Grand, Bill Field of Screams, and Jim the Tomb Thompson discuss 1953 and the horror genre. Was EC Comics the King of Horror? Did they invent horror comics? What other comics made horror and were they any good? Why did Crime Comics naturally lead into Horror? What was the relationship between Bill Gaines and Al Feldstein, and who are the best horror comic book artists of the time? Why did Wertham write anti-comics articles for the Ladies Home Journal? What psychologically led toward such a morbid interest in horror at this time in Americana., No Sense Remix - Standard License. Support us at https://www.patreon.com/comicbookhistorians
CBH Podcast 12: 1976, Marvel Bicentennial with Editor clashes and DC Publisher Changes
Alex Grand, Bill Field, and Jim Thompson discuss 1976 with the pertinent goings on at Marvel and DC. Marvel Editor-In-Chief plays music chairs, and DC has their own backdoor shake ups as Carmine Infantino is out and Jenette Kahn is in. Jack Kirby returns to Marvel to celebrate the bicentennial, Marv Wolfman creates Nova, and Steve Gerber shakes up the Marvel Universe with a Howard the Duck presidential run, as Vance Astro and Nikki copulate to prevent an universe wide cataclysm. , No Sense Remix - Standard License. Support us at https://www.patreon.com/comicbookhistorians