Friday, July 24, 2020

RCS Classics JSA, Animated Legion, New Gods, Composite Superman, Thor, Captain America and Invaders!

Oh my, I forgot to post the physical blog posting with episode links a month ago! These all got uploaded on Libsyn at the end of June, to fill up feed space & justify the monthly cost I pay at Libsyn to host the podcast. So jump in your time machine & head back to 2015 & 2016, to an era that seems like a lifetime ago & enjoy six "classic" episodes from the original run of the podcast.

First up was an episode that discussed the Golden Age All-Star Comics series, complete with me reading an introductory missive written by Roy Thomas, you can listen to that episode here: RCS Classic: JSA/All-Star Comics Intro (2015)

Next up is another episode from 2015, where I look at Adventures in the DC Universe #10, an often overlooked gem of series with comic adventures set in the then young DC Animated Universe. This particular issue was a Legion of Superheroes adventure that marked their debut into the DCAU. You can check it out here: RCS Classic: Adventures in the DCU #10 (2015)

Another episode covering a mid 90's DC book is this episode where I jump into New Gods #12, which marks a bold new direction for the series when John Byrne takes over both writing and art duties on the series. You can check it out here: RCS Classic: New Gods #12 (2015)

Next up, I re-uploaded an episode from 2016 where I took a look at World's Finest Comics #142, the debut of the Composite Superman, the bane of Shag Matthews and Rob Kelly's podcasting existence! You can check out my recap of that daring adventure of the Superman & Batman team here: RCS Classic: WF #142 Composite Superman! (2016)

Next up, was an episode where I shared my love for Kirby's Silver Age Thor work at Marvel, and give a rundown of the crazy web of Thor reprints in the Bronze Age. All that plus classic KISS God of Thunder goodness can tickle your eardrums here: RCS Classic: God of Thunder, King of Comics

And finally this time out, I had my 2015 4th of July Super Spectacular episode, an episode looking at one of my favorite Captain America issues of all-time, the mid-70's return of Jack Kirby to Marvel & the character he created 35 years earlier, Captain America #193 MADBOMB!!! In the episode I also tackle some classic issues of Invaders starring the British super-team the Crusaders, a team made of Golden Age Quality Comics Analogs, with a Nedor/Standard Fightin' Yank analog thrown in for good measure. You can catch of that Bronze Age flag-waving goodness here: RCS Classic: 4th of July Spectacular (2015)

Thank you very much for listening. Feeback for the podcast can be left here at the blog, 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.




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.