Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Random Comic Showcase Episode 001 Superboy (1994) #60-75

King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun Presents: RANDOM COMIC SHOWCASE!!!
The premise is simple, I sit down and discuss a random comic, story arc, or trade paperback that I've recently read. Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, IDW, ComiCo, Pacific, any publisher, they're all eligible for spotlighting here on RANDOM COMIC SHOWCASE!

Welcome everyone to the first episode of King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun Presents: Random Comic Showcase. Join me, your host Kyle Benning as I spend a brief time discussing comics I've been reading recently. This time out, I talk about the second half of Karl Kesel and Tom Grummett's Superboy run, specifically a brief overview of the issues #60-75.

This podcast is on the same feed as the regular King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun Podcast, so as always you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, or download it directly here:Random Comic Showcase Ep 001 Superboy #60-75

During the episode I mentioned the Cadmus to Crisis Podcast by Drew and David, you can check out their podcast on iTunes, at http://cadmustocrisis.podbean.com/, as well as their Cadmus to Crisis Facebook Page

Feedback for the Random Comic Showcase podcast as well as King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun can be left here at the blog, on iTunes via an iTunes review, emailed to me at my email address kylebenning41@yahoo.com, or on Facebook:King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun Facebook Page

During the show I mentioned that I made some custom action figures based off of the alternate Hypertime versions of Superboy from the Hypertension story arc. I made these about 5-6 years ago using the Robin, Superboy, and Black Canary DC Super-Heroes figures as bases.


Monday, March 16, 2015

King-Size Comics Giant-SIze Fun Episode 017 FEEDBACK, COMIC TALK & MORE!

Do you like over-sized comics? Comics with extended page counts like DC’s 80 Page Giants, 100 Page Super Spectaculars, and Dollar Comic Giants or Marvel’s King-Size Annuals, Giant-Size Specials, and Double-Sized Issues? How about the physically larger Treasury Comics? Then welcome to the King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun Podcast, join me your host, Kyle Benning, on a one man mission to brave the elements and review over-sized comics in my car during my lunch hour.

Welcome to the 17th episode of King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun! This time out I read some much appreciated Listener Feedback, briefly talk about the 1990's craze of comic themed Trading Cards, discuss plans for a (psuedo) new podcast that will be joining the feed, and round out the episode with some general comic book talk regarding recent comic announcements. 

As always you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes as well as download it directly here:King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun Ep 017 Feedback, Comic Talk & More

During this episode I mentioned where you can find a number of podcasts and blogs managed by the fantastic listeners that wrote into the show. Be sure to check out their podcast endeavors, that all put my humble podcast to shame.

I first read some feedback from Professor Alan Middleton from the Relatively Geeky Network, who was also my special guest co-host for Episode 15 of King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun. You can find Professor Alan and his daughter Emily on the Relatively Geeky Network of podcasts, where they put out 3 fantastic podcasts. All 3 podcasts, The Quarterbin Podcast, Shortbox Showcase, and Uncovering the Bronze Age, can be found on the same feed on iTunes, just search for Relatively Geeky Podcast. You can follow their blog here:Relatively Geeky Podcast Network Blog

And follow the podcast on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/relativelygeeky

I mentioned that thanks to Professor Alan promoting the show and sharing the King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun post on Facebook, podcaster Billy Hogan, of the Superman Fan Podcast found the show and downloaded all of the episodes. You can find Billy's fine podcast that is currently covering all of Superman's Silver Age exploits on iTunes, as well as follow his blog here:Superman Fan Podcast Blog

And be sure to check out the Superman Fan Podcast Facebook Page as well: Superman Fan Facebook Page

I mentioned Scott Gardner and Michael Bailey's Tales of the JSA Podcast from the Two True Freaks Podcast network, be sure to check out their Facebook page that has loads of new content and art scans posted every day by listener Van Zee, you can check it out here:

Be sure to check out Shag Matthew's podcasts from the Fire & Water Network of Podcasts as well as the Ultraverse Podcast Network.You can find Shag at the Firestorm Fan Blog:www.firestormfan.com, and on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/FirestormFan

You can find Shag and the rest of the Ultraverse Podcast network at https://www.facebook.com/UltraverseNetwork and http://ultraversepodcast.com/2015/03/secret-wars/

And finally, thank you very much to Mark Adams of the Markmess VS. Podcasts for his emails, I really appreciate it Mark! Be sure to check out Mark's fine podcasts at http://marksmesspodcasts.blogspot.com/ where you can find both of his Marvel annual crossover podcasts as well as his Letter's Home podcast. All 3 are fantastic and I'm really enjoying them, so be sure to give them a listen!




Sunday, March 15, 2015

King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun Podcast Promo

Do you like over-sized comics? Comics with extended page counts like DC’s 80 Page Giants, 100 Page Super Spectaculars, and Dollar Comic Giants or Marvel’s King-Size Annuals, Giant-Size Specials, and Double-Sized Issues? How about the physically larger Treasury Comics? Then welcome to the King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun Podcast, join me your host, Kyle Benning, on a one man mission to brave the elements and review over-sized comics in my car during my lunch hour. 

Well since I'm on Episode 016 of the Podcast, it's only fitting that I get around to putting out a Podcast Promo! The promo for King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun can be found on the iTunes feed as well as directly downloaded here: King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun Promo

King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun Episode 016 Rampaging HULK #9!

Do you like over-sized comics? Comics with extended page counts like DC’s 80 Page Giants, 100 Page Super Spectaculars, and Dollar Comic Giants or Marvel’s King-Size Annuals, Giant-Size Specials, and Double-Sized Issues? How about the physically larger Treasury Comics? Then welcome to the King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun Podcast, join me your host, Kyle Benning, on a one man mission to brave the elements and review over-sized comics in my car during my lunch hour. 

Welcome to Episode 16 of the King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun Podcast, I am your host Kyle Benning, and this time out I tackle the midnight hour of recording and Rampaging Hulk #9, a Marvel Magazine Masterpiece from 1978!

This issue features two action packed Bronze Age wonders! A Hulk story by Doug Moench and Sal Buscema and a Shanna the She Devil story by Steve Gerber and Tony DeZuniga! With shape-shifting aliens and dark Hindu cults, it's 64 pages of black and white illustrated awesomeness underneath a gorgeous Earl Norem painted cover!


As always you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, or download it directly here:King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun Episode 016 Rampaging Hulk!!


Feedback for the podcast can be left here at the blog, on iTunes via an iTunes review, emailed to me at my email address kylebenning41@yahoo.com, or on Facebook:King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun Facebook Page

Enjoy these four Tony DeZuniga Shanna sketchbook pages that served as a bonus extra feature in the magazine.

Next time on an all-new episode of King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun, it's a Feedback, Comic themed Trading Cards, DC Comics current state, and general comic discussion. So tune back into King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun Episode 017 available for listening tomorrow!



Tuesday, March 3, 2015

King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun Episode 015 DC Super-Stars in Space #2

Do you like over-sized comics? Comics with extended page counts like DC’s 80 Page Giants, 100 Page Super Spectaculars, and Dollar Comic Giants or Marvel’s King-Size Annuals, Giant-Size Specials, and Double-Sized Issues? How about the physically larger Treasury Comics? Then welcome to the King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun Podcast, join me your host, Kyle Benning, on a one man mission to brave the elements and review over-sized comics in my car during my lunch hour. 

Welcome to Episode 15 of the King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun Podcast, I am your host Kyle Benning and this time out I’m joined by my pal Professor Alan Middleton of the Relatively Geeky Podcast Network to discuss the issue DC Super-Stars (of Space) #2 from January 1976, starring Adam & Alanna Strange, Hawkman, Hawkwoman (still called Hawkgirl at the time of the story), the Atomic Knights, and the Knights of the Galaxy. It's a 64 Page DC Bronze Age Reprint book featuring some classic Silver Age DC Science Fiction stories, and it was a true blast to read, so don't miss out on the first episode of King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun with a guest host!

As always you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, or download it directly here:King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun Episode 015

You've heard me recommend Professor Alan and his daughter Emily's excellent podcasts over at the Relatively Geek Network before, so if you haven't checked out their podcast and blog yet, what are you waiting for?!?! Head on over to their site The Relatively Geeky Network right now and check out their podcasts. You can also follow their podcast network on Facebook, just head here:Relatively Geeky Podcast Facebook Page.


Feedback for the podcast can be left here at the blog, on iTunes via an iTunes review, emailed to me at my email address kylebenning41@yahoo.com, or on Facebook:King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun Facebook Page

Thank you for listening, and stop back later this week for Episode 16 for my coverage of Rampaging Hulk #9 from 1978.

P.S. You may have noticed that episode showed up about 24 hours ago for a very brief 2 minute span, there was an issue with my recording and Professor Alan's voice was missing! Luckily he recorded a back-up copy, which is the version you now hear! So I removed the wrong file as quickly as possible, but there may have still been a few that made it into the wild before I caught it! Sorry about that!

So without further delay, and before I can stick anymore exclamation points in this post (seriously Kyle, Stan Lee called, he wants his 1960's punctuation back), enjoy the latest and greatest episode of King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun yet!