Friday, July 1, 2016

King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun Ep 038 Tales From the Con Part 1


Welcome to the King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun Podcast, I am your host Kyle Benning, and this time out I sit down and reflect on some of my unique experiences at some of the small local Comic Conventions. It's a change of pace and something a bit different, but hopefully it's entertaining nonetheless!

As always, you can subscribe to the King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun podcast feed on iTunes, or download the episode directly here: KSCGSF Ep 038 Tales From the Con Part 1


In the episode I mention my unique experience at Jose Luis Garcia Lopez's table, to the left is the fantastic sketch I picked up from him.


And just an FYI, my other podcast, the Superman & Captain Marvel Power Hour Podcast is back from its hiatus, and you can find the most recent episode here: The Superman & Captain Marvel Power Hour Podcast Ep 005 "First Thunder"


Thank you so much for listening, feedback can be left here at the blogpost, on the King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun Facebook Page, by sending me a tweet at the Twitter handle @KyleBenning_Art, or by emailing me at kylebenning41@yahoo.com.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

WAR IS HELL Ep 003 "Squish-Squash & the Comic Book Crew"

Welcome to the third episode of the newest show here on the King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun Podcast feed, WAR IS HELL, a podcast devoted to the War Comic Stories published by DC Comics.

This time out I'm looking at the second installment of Sam Glanzman's fantastic "U.S.S. Stevens" feature that ran through the Joe Kubert Presents anthology comic series.


As always, you can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes under the King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun podcast feed, or download it directly here: WAR IS HELL Ep 003 "Squish-Squash & the Comic Book Crew"





Thank you to all of our brave service members, past and present, who have protected our freedom. All gave some, some gave all.



Thank you so much for listening, feedback can be left here at the blogpost, on the King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun Facebook Page, by sending me a tweet at the Twitter handle @KyleBenning_Art, or by emailing me at kylebenning41@yahoo.com.

Until next time, keep 'em flying!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

WAR IS HELL Ep 002 "Tank For Beach Green"

Welcome to the second episode of the newest show here on the King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun Podcast feed, WAR IS HELL, a podcast devoted to the War Comic Stories published by DC Comics.

This second episode is released on June 14th, 2016, which is also Flag Day, the anniversary of when the US Flag was adopted in 1777 and also the anniversary of the US Army, which was formed on this day in 1775. To celebrate Flag Day and further look at the fantastic sampling of DC's War comics offering, I take a look at "Tank For Beach Green" by Bob Haney and Joe Kubert, which was originally published in 1956's Our Fighting Forces #12.

As always, you can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes under the King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun podcast feed, or download it directly here: WAR IS HELL Ep 002 "Tank For Beach Green"



Thank you to all of our brave service members, past and present, who have protected our freedom. All gave some, some gave all.


Thank you so much for listening, feedback can be left here at the blogpost, on the King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun Facebook Page, by sending me a tweet at the Twitter handle @KyleBenning_Art, or by emailing me at kylebenning41@yahoo.com.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

RCS Ep 028 THE HUNT CONTINUES!!! More Random Comic Finds!






Welcome to the 28th Episode of Random Comic Showcase, the Podcast where I look at some other element of comics or geek culture that doesn't fall into the normal format of any of my other shows on the feed. This time out I'm once again ranting and raving about my recent comic book finds. I open 3 more poly-bagged surprises, as well as boast about the Bronze Age Green Lantern issues I scored at the local thrift store. All that plus more meandering down Nostalgia Lane.

As always, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes under the King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun Podcast feed, or download the episode directly here:RCS Ep 028 The Hunt Continues! More Random Comic Finds!

Thank you so much for listening, feedback can be left here at the blogpost, on the King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun Facebook Page, by sending me a tweet at the Twitter handle @KyleBenning_Art, or by emailing me at kylebenning41@yahoo.com.

Monday, June 6, 2016

WAR IS HELL Ep 001

Welcome to the first episode of the newest show here on the King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun Podcast feed, WAR IS HELL, a podcast devoted to the War Comic Stories published by DC Comics.

This first episode is released on June 6th, 2016, the 72nd Anniversary of D-Day and the Allied Invasion of Nazi-controlled French Normandy. To kick off the podcast and note that historic day, this time out I dive into the first installment of Sam Glanzman's "U.S.S Stevens" feature from the Joe Kubert Presents Anthology title.


As always, you can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes under the King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun podcast feed, or download it directly here:WAR IS HELL Ep 001


Thank you to all of our brave service members, past and present, who have protected our freedom. All gave some, some gave all.

Thank you so much for listening, feedback can be left here at the blogpost, on the King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun Facebook Page, by sending me a tweet at the Twitter handle @KyleBenning_Art, or by emailing me at kylebenning41@yahoo.com.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

RCS #027 You Never Know Where You'll Find a Comic Book Part 2


Welcome to the 27th Episode of Random Comic Showcase, the Podcast where I look at some other element of comics or geek culture that doesn't fall into the normal format of any of my other shows on the feed. This time out, I have 2 episodes for you in this one blog post, dedicated to some random comic finds and the joy they brought me. As my buddy Shag Matthews always says, you have to "find your comic book joy," and for me personally, there's no better way to do that than assorted grab bags of comics, especially when they yield relatively self contained "one-and-done" stories. I was surprised to come across random assorted comic 4-packs at Walmart the other day, picked a couple up, and found a number of assorted gems inside, including West Coast Avengers #18, by Steve Englehart, Al Milgrom, and Joe Sinnott. It was a glorious fun romp! What a fun & exciting action packed comic! The West Coast Avengers team get time displaced to the 1870's Old West where they team-up with Two-Gun Kid, Rawhide Kid, and Night (Ghost) Rider. 


This takes me back to being a kid, where I would find quite the assortment of random comics at garage sales, on the newsstand, or in comic 4-packs similar to these I've been finding at Wal Mart. You never know what you're going to get out of these mystery bags, but it's a blast diving in and finding a random single issue story be so much fun!


So give these  two episodes a listen, in this episode I open 2 more packs, as well as reflect on some of the contents I read from the first set of packs. In both episodes I reflect & reminisce on collecting comics in my youth, and the fun nostalgic trip that these comics took me back on. I'm grinning ear to ear as I open these comics, and have had a blast sampling this random assortment of Marvel comics from the 1980's and 1990's.
As always, you can listen to the podcast by subscribing to the King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun Podcast Feed on iTunes, or by downloading the episodes directly here:RCS Ep 027 You Never Know Where You'll Find Comics Part 2


During this episode I mentioned my pal Clinton Robison's blog, Coffee & Comics, where his most recent blogpost covers an issue of April O'Neil that was a 3-issue tie-in series to the ongoing TMNT Adventures series that Archie put out. If you like my podcast, and especially if you liked kind of the random nature of these 2 episodes, and some of the off-the-wall comics I talked about here, odds are you'll love Clinton's fine blog, where he likewise takes a similar random look at a lot of comics from this 1980's and 1990's era. You can find his blog here:Clinton Robison's Coffee & Comics Blog


Thank you so much for listening, feedback can be left here at the blogpost, on the King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun Facebook Page, by sending me a tweet at the Twitter handle @KyleBenning_Art, or by emailing me at kylebenning41@yahoo.com.

Random Comic Showcase Ep #026 You Never Know Where You'll Find a Comic Book Part 1

Welcome to the 26th Episode of Random Comic Showcase, the Podcast where I look at some other element of comics or geek culture that doesn't fall into the normal format of any of my other shows on the feed. This time out, I have 2 episodes for you in this one blog post, dedicated to some random comic finds and the joy they brought me. As my buddy Shag Matthews always says, you have to "find your comic book joy," and for me personally, there's no better way to do that than assorted grab bags of comics, especially when they yield relatively self contained "one-and-done" stories. I was surprised to come across random assorted comic 4-packs at Walmart the other day, picked a couple up, and found a number of assorted gems inside, including West Coast Avengers #18, by Steve Englehart, Al Milgrom, and Joe Sinnott. It was a glorious fun romp! What a fun & exciting action packed comic! The West Coast Avengers team get time displaced to the 1870's Old West where they team-up with Two-Gun Kid, Rawhide Kid, and Night (Ghost) Rider. 
This takes me back to being a kid, where I would find quite the assortment of random comics at garage sales, on the newsstand, or in comic 4-packs similar to these I've been finding at Wal Mart. You never know what you're going to get out of these mystery bags, but it's a blast diving in and finding a random single issue story be so much fun!
So give these episodes a listen, in Part 1 I talk all about my find, and open 3 packs on-air and reflect briefly on some of the contents. In both episodes I reflect & reminisce on collecting comics in my youth, and the fun nostalgic trip that these comics took me back on. I'm grinning ear to ear as I open these comics, and have had a blast sampling this random assortment of Marvel comics from the 1980's and 1990's.
As always, you can listen to the podcast by subscribing to the King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun Podcast Feed on iTunes, or by downloading the episodes directly here:RCS Ep #026 You Never Know Where You'll Find a Comic Book Part 1


During this first episode I mention the fantastic podcast "90's Comic Retrial" by my pal Nathaniel Wayne, part of the Council of Geeks network of content. I was pleased to be a recent guest of Nathaniel's, on an episode that is yet to be released, but odds are if these episodes and the comics discussed in it strike a nostalgic chord with you, you'll love the content of his show, that as the name implies, covers comics from the 90's. Check it out here:90's Comic Retrial Podcast


Thank you so much for listening, feedback can be left here at the blogpost, on the King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun Facebook Page, by sending me a tweet at the Twitter handle @KyleBenning_Art, or by emailing me at kylebenning41@yahoo.com.