Sunday, July 19, 2015

King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun Ep 023 The Power of Shazam GN

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 23rd Episode of King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun Podcast! This time out, I'm joined by podcasting legend, J David Weter, of Dave's Daredevil Podcast!

Dave joins me to discuss a comic we both have a real fondness for, the 1994 original graphic novel, The Power of Shazam, by the extraordinary Jerry Ordway. As always you can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes, or download the episode directly here: King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun Ep 023 The Power of Shazam GN

I want to give J David Weter a big thank you, I really appreciated him coming on and enhancing the podcast, and saving my butt when the recording on my end failed (for those keeping track at home, that makes my recordings 0 for 3 when I have a guest on via skype). Thanks again Dave! Be sure to check out his show, DAVE'S DAREDEVIL PODCAST,it's one of the best comic podcasts out there!

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

Wednesday, July 8, 2015


Welcome to the second episode of the CRISIS ON MULTIPLE EARTHS PODCAST, a show dedicated to covering the stories chronicling the adventures and team-ups of the Justice Society of America of Earth-2 and their Earth-1 counterparts the Justice League of America. Each episode will be devoted to a single issue of one of these Crisis crossovers, so join me, your host Kyle Benning, as I chronologically work through the 8 volumes of Crisis on Multiple Earths and Crisis on Multiple Earth Team-Ups TPBs. 

This time out I once again dive into the Crisis on Multiple Earths Volume 1 TPB to examine the second meeting of the Flash of Earth-1 Barry Allen and the Flash of Earth-2 Jay Garrick, as told in the story from Flash #137, titled "Vengeance of the Immortal Villain." The issue originally went on sale April 18th 1963 and was written by Gardner Fox, penciled by Carmine Infantino, and inked by Joe Giella.

You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes under the King-Size Comics Giant Size Fun Podcast feed, or download the episode directly here:CRISIS ON MULTIPLE EARTHS EP 003 Flash #137

As I mentioned in the podcast, the mask Hawkman wears in this one is a unique "hybrid" mask of sorts that only ever appears in this issue, never to be seen again. Check out the mask Hawkman wore in Flash #137:

Compared to the mask he wore in Flash Comics #96: 

And finally the yellow cowl mask he wore in All-Star Comics #57 and wears in next episode's adventure Justice League of America #21.

 During the episode I read feedback from 2 listeners and mention their fine online blog & podcasting efforts. Please check out their respective blogs & podcasts at the below links.

Ryan Daly aka Count Drunkula of Flowers & FishnetsDead Bothan Spies, and the Secret Origins Podcast.

Tim Wallace of the Kord Industries Blue Beetle Blog and Legion of Super-Bloggers

And JSA Expert who helped me out in a pinch, Van Zee, who posts a ton of great JSA related content on the Tales of the JSA 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, or on Facebook:King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun Facebook Page

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Random Comic Showcase #13 Flag-Waving, Freedom Special

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 to a Freedom-Filled, Giant-Sized 13th Episode of Random Comic Showcase! This time out I cover one of my all-time favorites in Captain America #193, the first chapter of the "MADBOMB Saga," and then I cover the two-parter starring the Crusaders in Invaders #14 & 15. It’s a Fourth of July celebration courtesy of some mid-70’s Marvel Comics classics.

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 013 Flag-Waving Freedom Special

Feedback for the podcast can be left via an iTunes review, here at the blog, by visiting the King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun Facebook Page or by emailing me directly at

A fellow member of the Legion of Super-Bloggers, and podcaster extraordinaire, J David Weter of Dave's Daredevil Podcast, also released a Patriotic Podcast Episode covering Captain America #193 today, you should give that a listen as well. You can find Dave's coverage of the issue here: