Thursday, May 28, 2020

KSCGSF Classic: The Team-Up Episodes Featuring Aquaman, Captain Marvel, Adam Strange, and More!


It's the end of the month of May, which means one thing, Kyle is rushing to upload old episodes to justify the cost he pays libsyn monthly to host the podcast! That means you get a load of episodes dropped at all once!

So jump in your time machine and head-back to some of the earliest days of the King-Size Comic Giant-Size Fun Podcast from back in 2015 and listen to the 3 "Team-Up" episodes I did with prominent members of the podcasting sphere. Included here are episodes I recorded with J David Weter, Alan Middleton, and Rob Kelly!

J David Weter and I sat down to discuss one of my all-time favorite comic stories, Jerry Ordway's Power of Shazam Graphic Novel. You can listen to that discussion here: KSCGSF Classic: Ordway's Power of Shazam with J David Weter

With Professor Alan, I sat down the glorious Super-Stars in Space #2, which reprinted classic Adam Strange, Hawkman, and other DC Silver Age Sci-Fi stories. Because I'm too lazy to edit a 5 year old episode, so you can even get a behind the scenes listen to our brief preamble. You can listen to that discussion here: KSCGSF Classic: DC Super-Stars of Space with Professor Alan

And with Rob Kelly I sat down to discuss the Gerry Conway penned Aquaman featured from DC's 5 Star Spectacular, as part of May 2015's Conway Crossover. Likewise, since I'm too lazy to edit a 5 year old episode, so you can even get a behind the scenes listen to Rob & I preamble in this one as well.You can listen to that discussion here: KSCGSF Classic: Aquaman Conway Crossover with Rob Kelly


Thank you very much for listening. Feedback for the podcast can be left at the blog kingsizecomicsgiantsizefun.blogspot.com, by tweeting me @KyleBenning_Art, by leaving an iTunes review, or by visiting the King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun Facebook Page
This podcast is made for entertainment purposes only. All songs, sound clips, and characters discussed are copyright of their respective copyright holders, and no infringement is intended, so please don’t sue me.

KSCGSF Classic: 100 Page Super Spectaculars 101


Welcome to another episode of KSCGSF Classic, I am your host Kyle Benning, and this time out is a re-release of an episode from 2016 that explored the publishing history of DC's 80 Page Giant series.


As always you can subscribe to the Podcast via iTunes, or download the podcast directly here:
Thank you very much for listening. Feedback for the podcast can be left at the blog kingsizecomicsgiantsizefun.blogspot.com, by tweeting me @KyleBenning_Art, by leaving an iTunes review, or by visiting the King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun Facebook Page

This podcast is made for entertainment purposes only. All songs, sound clips, and characters discussed are copyright of their respective copyright holders, and no infringement is intended, so please don’t sue me.

KSCGSF Classic: 80 Page Giants 101


Welcome to another episode of KSCGSF Classic, I am your host Kyle Benning, and this time out is a re-release of an episode from 2016 that explored the publishing history of DC's 80 Page Giant series.

As always, you can subscribe to the Podcast via iTunes, or download the podcast directly here:

KSCGSF Classic: 80 Page Giants 101

Thank you very much for listening. Feedback can be left at the show headquarters kingsizecomicsgiantsizefun.blogspot.com, by tweeting me @KyleBenning_Art on twitter, by leaving an Apple Podcasts review, or by visiting the King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun Facebook Page on Facebook.


Wednesday, April 1, 2020

RCS Classic Episodes 001-003 Superboy, Fantastic Four, and Batman!

It may be April Fool's Day, but no fooling when I say that the first 3 episodes of Random Comic Showcase (RCS for short) which were originally produced in 2015, are now available for download again on as "RCS Classic" on the new KSCGSF Feed on Apple Podcasts (iTunes). These episodes were on older back issues, so they should be "timeless" in a sense and just as relevant (or irrelevant) now as they were back in 2015.

I hope you all are remaining safe and healthy during this pandemic, and hopefully these episodes can give you a brief respite from the stress associated with these uncertain times. 

All of these episodes are available on Apple Podcasts, but they can also be downloaded directly here as well. 

First up in Episode 1 is a brief look at Superboy (1994) #60-75, by Karl Kesel & Tom Grummett. Download & listen here: RCS Classic Ep 001 Superboy (1994) #60-75


Episode 2 looks at Fantastic Four Vol 3, issues #35-45 as they were collected in the TPBs "Flesh & Stone" and "Into the Breach" Download & listen here: RCS Classic Ep 002 Fantastic Four Vol 3 #35-45


In Episode 3 I recap Batman #402 by Max Collins & Jim Starlin (this may be the best issue from that run). Download & listen here: RCS Classic Ep 003 Batman #402

Also, last night I released a "classic" episode of King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun, that recapped the history of the original 100 Page Super Spectaculars published by DC in the Bronze Age, that is available for download here: KSCGSF Classic Bronze Age 100 Page Super Spectaculars

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 on twitter @KyleBenning_Art 

Thank you for listening, and please stay safe everyone. God bless!




Thursday, March 26, 2020

Tales from the Con: Meeting Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez

It's Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez's 72nd Birthday, so celebrate that SUPER occasion by listening to an old classic King-Size Comics Giant-Size Episode from 2016, where I recap my very odd Con experience I had the time I met one of the greatest superhero comic artists of all time!
As always, you can subscribe to the KSCGSF podcast feed on iTunes, simply search for "KSCGSF" or download the episode directly here: Tales from the Con: Meeting Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez

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.

Additional Con Tales recapped in this episode include meeting Denny O'Neil, Keith Champagne, and Tony Bedard.

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

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Tales from the Golden Age: Prisoner #711 in Police Comics #1

This time out I kick off my coverage of Police Comics #1 with the Prisoner #711 by George Brenner.  

As always, the you can follow the podcast by subscribing via iTunes or by downloading the episode directly here: Tales from the Golden Age: Prisoner #711 Police Comics #1
As you heard in the Promos in this episode, be sure to check out:
I specifically referenced Episode #3 of All-Star Comics Review, which covers the founding of the JSA, that episode is located here: HERE
I referenced 3 specific episodes of the Comics in the Golden Age Podcast, those were:

-Episode #31 which covered the Phantom Lady story from Police Comics #1

-Mini-Episode #4 covering Plastic Man's introduction in Police Comics #1
-Episode #23 which covers Plastic Man in depth

You can read the story, along with the rest of the contents of Police Comics #1 for free here:
Thank you very much for listening. Feedback for the podcast can be left at the blog kingsizecomicsgiantsizefun.blogspot.com, by leaving an iTunes review, or by visiting the facebook page at facebook.com/comicsretroreview. 

This podcast is made for entertainment purposes only. All songs, sound clips, and characters discussed are copyright of their respective copyright holders, and no infringement is intended, so please don’t sue me.

Tales from the Golden Age: Spectre vs. Kulak!

This time out I continue my coverage of All-Star Comics #2 from August 1940, this time with it's the third feature from All-Star Comics #2, which stars the Spectre. 

As always, the you can follow the podcast by subscribing via iTunes or by downloading the episode directly here: Tales from the Golden Age: Spectre vs. Kulak!
As you heard in the Promos in this episode, be sure to check out:
The Power of Fishnets Podcast

Thank you very much for listening. Feedback for the podcast can be left at the blog kingsizecomicsgiantsizefun.blogspot.com, by emailing me directly at kylebenning41@yahoo.com, by leaving an iTunes review, or by visiting the facebook page at facebook.com/comicsretroreview.

This podcast is made for entertainment purposes only. All songs, sound clips, and characters discussed are copyright of their respective copyright holders, and no infringement is intended, so please don’t sue me.

Tales from the Golden Age: Green Lantern & the Robot Men

This time out I continue my coverage of All-Star Comics #2 from August 1940, this time with second feature of the comic, starring Green Lantern.

As always, the you can follow the podcast by subscribing via iTunes or by downloading the episode directly here: Tales from the Golden Age: Green Lantern & the Robot Men

Thank you very much for listening. Feedback for the podcast can be left at the blog kingsizecomicsgiantsizefun.blogspot.com, by leaving an iTunes review, or by visiting the facebook page at facebook.com/comicsretroreview.

This podcast is made for entertainment purposes only. All songs, sound clips, and characters discussed are copyright of their respective copyright holders, and no infringement is intended, so please don’t sue me.

Tales from the Golden Age: Hawkman in "Sacrifice for Yum-Chac"

This time out, I tackle the first story featured in 1940's All-Star Comics #2, starring Hawkman, courtesy of All-Star Comics Archive Volume 0. This 8 page Hawkman tale is written by Gardner Fox with art by Sheldon Moldoff. His appearance here takes place between his adventures in Flash Comics #10 & 11.
As always, you can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes, or download the episode directly here: Tales from the Golden Age: Hawkman in "Sacrifice for Yum-Chac"

As I mentioned during the episode, there is a fantastic Hawkman blog run by Luke Jaconetti, be sure to go check that out for more information on Hawkman by going here: Being Carter Hall - A Hawkman Blog
Thank you very much for listening. Feedback for the podcast can be left at the blog kingsizecomicsgiantsizefun.blogspot.com, by leaving an iTunes review, sending me a tweet at the Twitter handle @KyleBenning_Art, or by visiting the King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun Facebook Page
This podcast is made for entertainment purposes only. All songs, sound clips, and characters discussed are copyright of their respective copyright holders, and no infringement is intended, so please don’t sue me.

Friday, March 20, 2020

The Great Darkness Saga Ep 005 - Legion #288

Welcome to the fifth episode of the limited podcast series KSCGSF Presents: The Great Darkness Saga, chronicling the epic 1980's saga starring the Legion of Super-Heroes, as it is chronicled in the pages of the Great Darkness Saga Deluxe HC and TPB Collections. This will take us on a 14 issue (and thus 14 episode) trip spanning Legion of Super-Heroes #284 through #296 & including Legion of Super-Heroes Annual #1.

This time out we continue our coverage with Legion of Super-Heroes #288, cover dated June 1982. With this issue we mark the beginning of a new and legendary era of Legion comics, as Pat Broderick has left the book entirely, leaving Keith Giffen as the head honcho and sole penciller in this 25 page epic!


As always, you can subscribe to the podcast via the King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun iTunes feed, or download the episode directly: The Great Darkness Saga Ep 005 Legion #288

Thank you very much for listening. Feedback for the podcast can be left at the blog kingsizecomicsgiantsizefun.blogspot.com, by leaving an iTunes review, or by visiting the King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun Facebook Page

This podcast is made for entertainment purposes only. All songs, sound clips, and characters discussed are copyright of their respective copyright holders, and no infringement is intended.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Great Darkness Saga Ep 004 - Legion of Super-Heroes #287

Welcome to the fourth episode of the limited podcast series KSCGSF Presents: The Great Darkness Saga, chronicling the epic 1980's saga starring the Legion of Super-Heroes, as it is chronicled in the pages of the Great Darkness Saga Deluxe HC and TPB Collections. This will take us on a 14 issue (and thus 14 episode) trip spanning Legion of Super-Heroes #284 through #296 & including Legion of Super-Heroes Annual #1.
This time out we continue our coverage with Legion of Super-Heroes #287, cover dated May 1982. This issue features two stories, an 18 page action packed romp by Paul Levitz and Keith Giffen, followed by a back-up tale by Levitz & Pat Broderick following Mon-El & Shadow Lass investigating a strange disturbance on a mysterious, forgotten world.

As always, you can subscribe to the podcast via the King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun iTunes feed, or you can download the episode directly here: Great Darkness Saga Ep 004 Legion of Super-Heroes #287

Thank you very much for listening. Feedback for the podcast can be left at the blog kingsizecomicsgiantsizefun.blogspot.com, by leaving an iTunes review, or by visiting the King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun Facebook Page

This podcast is made for entertainment purposes only. All songs, sound clips, and characters discussed are copyright of their respective copyright holders, and no infringement is Intended.

Monday, March 16, 2020

The Great Darkness Saga Ep 003 Legion of Super-Heroes #286


Welcome to the third episode of the limited podcast series KSCGSF Presents: The Great Darkness Saga, chronicling the epic 1980's saga starring the Legion of Super-Heroes, as it is chronicled in the pages of the Great Darkness Saga Deluxe HC and TPB Collections. This will take us on a 14 issue (and thus 14 episode) trip spanning Legion of Super-Heroes #284 through #296 & including Legion of Super-Heroes Annual #1.


This time out we continue our coverage with Legion of Super-Heroes #286, cover dated April 1982. This issue features two stories, an 18 page action packed romp by Paul Levitz and Pat Broderick, followed by a back-up tale by Levitz & Giffen following Karate Kid and Princess Projectra on her homeworld of Orando.

As always, you can subscribe to the Podcast via the King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun Podcast Feed on iTunes, or download it directly here: The Great Darkness Saga Ep 003 Legion of Super-Heroes #286



Thank you very much for listening. Feedback for the podcast can be left at the blog kingsizecomicsgiantsizefun.blogspot.com, by leaving an iTunes review, or by visiting the King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun Facebook Page

This podcast is made for entertainment purposes only. All songs, sound clips, and characters discussed are copyright of their respective copyright holders, and no infringement is intended.

Friday, March 13, 2020

The Great Darkness Saga 002 Legion of Super-Heroes #285

Welcome to the second episode of the limited podcast series KSCGSF Presents: The Great Darkness Saga, chronicling the epic 1980's saga starring the Legion of Super-Heroes, as it is chronicled in the pages of the Great Darkness Saga Deluxe HC and TPB Collections. This will take us on a 14 issue (and thus 14 episode) trip spanning Legion of Super-Heroes #284 through #296 & including Legion of Super-Heroes Annual #1. This time out we continue our coverage with Legion of Super-Heroes #285, cover dated March 1982.

As always, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, or download the episode directly here: The Great Darkness Saga Ep 002 Legion of Super-Heroes #285

Thank you very much for listening. Feedback for the podcast can be left at the blog kingsizecomicsgiantsizefun.blogspot.com, by leaving an iTunes review, or by visiting the King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun Facebook Page

This podcast is made for entertainment purposes only. All songs, sound clips, and characters discussed are copyright of their respective copyright holders, and no infringement is intended.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

The Great Darkness Saga 001 Legion of Super-Heroes #284

Welcome to the first episode of the limited podcast series KSCGSF Presents: The Great Darkness Saga, chronicling the epic 1980's saga starring the Legion of Super-Heroes, as it is chronicled in the pages of the Great Darkness Saga Deluxe HC and TPB Collections. This will take us on a 14 issue (and thus 14 episode) trip spanning Legion of Super-Heroes #284 through #296 & including Legion of Super-Heroes Annual #1. We kick-off our coverage with Legion of Super-Heroes #284, cover dated February 1982.

As always, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, or download the episode directly here: Great Darkness Saga 001 Legion of Super-Heroes #284


Thank you very much for listening. Feedback for the podcast can be left at the blog kingsizecomicsgiantsizefun.blogspot.com, by leaving an iTunes review, or by visiting the King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun Facebook Page

This podcast is made for entertainment purposes only. All songs, sound clips, and characters discussed are copyright of their respective copyright holders, and no infringement is intended.

Friday, February 28, 2020

More Classic Turtle Tuesday Episodes Back on the Feed

With the King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun podcast returning, I'm cherry picking & uploading "classic" older episodes to the feed as we go, all under a new feed, available on Apple Podcasts, under simply the title "KSCGSF"

Some of the "best" of the older show episodes have already been uploaded & are available again. These older episodes are getting uploaded in bulk to supplement the feed's new episodes that post weekly.

I previously had uploaded 13 older episodes, which can all be found & downloaded directly here: KSCGSF is Back

Additionally, here is another sampling of a few more classic Turtle Tuesday episodes from the original podcast run in 2014-2016.

Turtle Tuesday Classic Ep 001 Downloadable here:Turtle Tuesday Classic Ep 001
In this classic first episode, I discuss briefly about growing up a TMNT Addict in the in 1980's and 90's, and about a very unique, recent Original Art score. Check out the gorgeous Gordon Purcell art pages contained within this post, and for the story behind them, download the episode!

Turtle Tuesday Classic Ep 002 Downloadable here: Turtle Tuesday Classic Ep 002
This time out I give a brief overview of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles rich comic publishing history. Mirage, Archie, Image, IDW, all of the main series spotlighted here in this episode.

Turtle Tuesday Classic Ep 003 Downloadable here: Turtle Tuesday Classic Ep 003
This time out I take a look at the issue that started it all, Mirage's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 from 1984.

Turtle Tuesday Classic Ep 004 Downloadable here: Turtle Tuesday Classic Ep 004
This time out I give a brief overview of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles rich history on the television and movie screen. 5 movies, 3 cartoon series, and 1 live action series.

Turtle Tuesday Classic Ep 005 Downloadable here: Turtle Tuesday Classic Ep 005
This time out I dive into the first season of the Original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Cartoon released in December of 1987. I give a brief recap, point out some of the more significant aspects to the Turtle Mythos introduced in this first season, and then briefly touch on the 3 issue comic adaption of the season.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Walt Disney Comics & Stories 75th Anniversary Special (2015)

Walt Disney Comics & Stories 75th Anniversary Special

Image result for Walt disney comics idw 75th anniversaryFrom Dell to Gold Key to Gladstone to Disney to Gladstone to Gemstone to Boom Studios to IDW, I chronicle all the places that flagship title for Disney Comics in America have been published over the years. 

You can download the episode directly here: Walt Disney Comics & Stories 75th Anniversary Special

Or you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts (iTunes) by simply searching for "KSCGSF" or by putting KSCGSF.libsyn.com into the podcatcher of your choice.
You can also check it out on Facebook at Facebook.com/comicsretroreview

As well as follow me on twitter @ KyleBenning_Art 

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

KSCGSF 2020 Comic Reading 40 Days In

Image result for Angry Donald DuckWelcome to the relaunched King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun Podcast, now going simply as KSCGSF and available on Apple Podcasts & at KSCGSF.libsyn.com

This time out, I shake off the rust as I briefly cover what comics I've been reading so far through the first 40 days of 2020. The Podcast is available for Direct Download Here:

KSCGSF 2020 Comic Reading 40 Days In

Or you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts (iTunes) by simply searching for "KSCGSF" or by putting KSCGSF.libsyn.com into the podcatcher of your choice.

This blog will be serve as the show headquarters.

You can also check it out on Facebook at Facebook.com/comicsretroreview

As well as follow me on twitter @ KyleBenning_Art

KSCGSF IS BACK!!!

That's right with 2020 back, so is the King-Size Comics Giant-Size Fun Podcast. Under a new feed, available on Apple Podcasts, under simply the title "KSCGSF"

Some of the "best" of the older show episodes have already been uploaded & are available again. And then going forward, new episodes will be available as well.

Episodes currently available for download on Apple Podcasts, at Libsyn ( KSCGSF/libsyn.com ), or for direct download here:

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Crisis on Multiple Earths Podcast Episodes #1-4

Crisis on Multiple Earths Ep 001 Flash #123

Crisis on Multiple Earths Ep 002 Flash #129

Crisis on Multiple Earths Ep 003 Flash #137

Crisis on Multiple Earths Ep 004 JLA #21 & 22



The Superman and Captain Marvel Power Hour Podcast Episodes #1-5

Superman & Captain Marvel Power Hour Ep 001

Superman & Captain Marvel Power Hour Ep 002

Superman & Captain Marvel Power Hour Ep 003

Superman & Captain Marvel Power Hour Ep 004

Superman & Captain Marvel Power Hour Ep 005

As well as some Christmas Themed Episodes:

Walt Disney's Christmas Parade #4

Bugs Bunny & Merrie Melodies #87

TMNT & the Christmas Aliens (Michelangelo #1)

TMNT A Christmas Carol

This blog will be serve as the show headquarters.

You can also check it out on Facebook at Facebook.com/comicsretroreview

As well as follow me on twitter @ KyleBenning_Art

New Episodes Coming Soon!