Magazines and Monsters Episode 28, Excalibur (1981)

Hey there! Yes, it’s been quite a while since there has been a blog post. Why you ask? Well, it has just gotten near impossible for me to continue blogging on a regular basis, so I’ve decided to forge ahead by utilizing this spot to update (weekly at least) all of my podcasting efforts, plus the occasional blog post covering something that just won’t fit on a podcast.

So, with that being said, here is the latest podcast episode featured on Magazines and Monsters!

I sat down with two awesome friends to discuss the 1981 fantasy/adventure film, Excalibur, by John Boorman! Starring Helen Mirren (Morgana), Nigel Terry (Arthur), Nicol Williamson (Merlin), Liam Neeson (Gawain), and Sir Patrick Stewart (Leondegrance)!

My two guests (and me!) are huge fans of this film, and gushed over it at length (my longest episode to date, I believe)! Karen (Planet 8 Podcast, Bronze Age Babies blog), and Herm are always a joy to talk to, and definitely will make more appearances going forward on the show! Definitely follow them nonsocial media!

 

 

Showcase 82, 1969 “Nightmaster”

Sometimes when you buy a comic, you think you know what you’re in for. And then you read the book and get something totally different. That’s what happened when I read DC Showcase 82!

A hippie musician that gets teleported to an alternate dimension via a weird bookstore, then must pick up a sword and battle evil-doers, and save his girlfriend from them. The first few pages of this book give no indication that’s going to happen (OK, other than the splash page). This one is a fun romp that deserves your attention for sure. This book also has some of the best advertisements I’ve ever seen in a DC comic book (see 3 images below story)!

Very fun/cool story by Denny O’Neil, with artwork by Jerry Grandenetti and Dick Giordano! This one is something straight out of Dungeons and Dragons or slightly even a Tolkien story. If you see this one for a decent price, do not let it slip away. Oh, and of course it has a spectacular cover by DC’s best cover man, Joe Kubert!