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.