DC Comics Encyclopedia Diaries, DC Special

DC Special Podcast: The DK Encyclopedia Diaries, Volume I

The Drunken Guide To The Characters Of The DC Universe

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A.R.G.U.S. 11
Adam Strange 12
Abra Kadabra 5
Acrata 6
Agamemno 6
Agent Liberty 14
All-Caste 15
All-Star Squadron 15
Anansa the Spider Queen 26
Arsenal (Roy Harper) 9
The Auctioneer 29

Charlton Action-Heroes 18
Checkmate 11

Firestorm 10

Global Guardians (1994 additions) 3

Red Hood (Jason Todd) 15

Stormwatch (New 52) 18

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Spawnometer 0:0:2:6: Bloodstrike: Brutalists

Spawn #26 &
Bloodstrike #4-10 (1993) &
Bloodstrike: Brutalists #23 (2018) &
Chapel in Youngblood #7-8 & 10

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Spawn #26

by Todd McFarlane & Greg Capullo

“The Dark”
Dedicated To: Dave Sim

That is why, after a very long and difficult deliberation, I’ve decided to remove her from your care and put her in a new set of circumstances. This, I believe, is for her own good.

You torture yourself for answers that, mostly, you’ve been given. You’re just not trying hard enough. Much as I’m tempted to write you off, you do show some spark.

Call me Gabrielle, Mr. Simmons. If I might have a moment of your time, I really would like to talk to you.

Bloodstrike #4-10 (1993)

by Rob Liefeld & Dan Fraga & Eric Stephenson & & various

It’s been a long time coming, Battlestone, but it looks like we’re finally gonna get the chance to settle our differences once and for all– brother to brother!

Bloodstrike: Brutalists #23 (2018)

by Michel Fiffe

Arms, eyes, surgically removed… prolonged state of anesthesia… medical field… official capacity or independent study… Test subjects? Sex slaves? Young women– girls– barely out of high school. Brenda will be a senior soon.

Youngblood #7-8 & 10 (1992)

by Rob Liefeld with Eric Stephenson, Danny Miki & Jonathan Sibal

He shot Bobby— blew his head clean OFF!

As a man who has literally been to hell and back, there is precious little that frightens Al Simmons these days. This, however, comes close. This is the man who killed him. Emerging from the smoke and shadows, he looks like the devil himself, the ghastly white skull he chose long ago as his trademark eerily incandescent in the moonlight. A none-too-subtle reminder of what has passed between these two men… and the unholy bond they share.

It wasn’t until later I figured out everything for myself in one divine moment of clarity– if you had really come back from the dead, then so could I! Thing with me though, Al– I could care less about love and happiness. You can have that crap. I’ve got bigger plans for my return– plans that will change everything… forever.

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Promotional Material

  • Octoberpod: the retro horror show for bold individualists! Our narrator, Edward October, presents real life creepy stories & classic horror…
  • The Longbox of Darkness: Exploring horror in comic book form with Herman Louw & Company/.
  • Midnight…The Podcasting Hour: A rotating anthology podcast reviewing DC Comics’ horror heroes and series hosted by Ryan Daly and friends.

Spawning Ground

Al Simmons, Angela, Battlestone, Bloodstrike, Bobby, Chapel, Cogliostro, Eric Stephenson, Extreme, Greg Capullo, Keith Giffen, Malebolgia, Michel Fiffe, Richard Horie, Rob Liefeld, Shadowhawk, Spawn, Spawn Podcast, Supreme, The Violator, Todd McFarlane, Youngblood,

Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.

The Coming Thing: An Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. Podcast Chapter FOUR

Chapter FOUR:
“Brisco in Jalisco”

Cribbed from various internet sources:
Brisco and Socrates Poole head south of the border when the Westerfield Club orders them to recover guns stolen in a train robbery rumored to involve John Bly and his gang. There they find that Dixie Cousins is linked to both the Mexican general and the revolutionaries vying for the guns, and that Pete Hutter was behind the theft. Plus, Chuck Connors talk.

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DC Special

DC Special Podcast: DC Bloodbath 2020

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Meanwhile… Diabolu Frank, Illegal Machine & Mr. Fixit discuss AT&T’s recent downsizing of Warner Brothers & DC Entertainment in the context of past implosions and a grim future for the comics industry.

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One Song Each

One Song Each (Side A, Track 13)


On our music & memories show, co-hosts Diabolu Frank, Ill Mac, & Joe Fixit each select a song to discuss, relating facts about its release, its meaning, and how it relates to them anecdotally.


  1. “Desperate Guys” from the 2004 album Wet From Birth by The Faint
  2. “Deadweight” from the 1997 soundtrack A Life Less Ordinary featuring Beck
  3. “Brackish” from the 2000 album Spit by Kittie

Artists: Diabolu Frank, Illegal Machine, Mister Fixit
Label: Rolled Spine Podcasts
Format: MP3 Digital Download/Streaming
Country: USA
Released: 12 August 2020
Genre: Electro/Synth-pop, Alternative Rock, Nü-Metal



Spawnometer 0:0:2:5: Image Zero

Spawn #25 &

Image Zero #0 &
Image X-Month &
Operation: Urban Storm &
Shadowhawk: Out of the Shadows &
The Savage Dragon: Baptism of Fire

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Spawn #25

by Todd McFarlane & Marc Silvestri & Matt Banning & Billy Tan

Dedicated To: The Spirit of Independence

Not Overtkill. Not SPAWN. Not GOD. NOTHING’S going to save Vito!

You people have become LAZY! Always turning to me for help. Well I don’t have the answers. I can’t solve ALL your problems. I’ve got a few of my own.

It wasn’t long ago that Vito forced me to be his guinea pig… The combination of chemicals, microsurgery, who knows what sort of radiation and anti-rejection drugs transformed me.

Image Zero #0

by Rob Liefeld & Art Thibert; Jim Lee & Brandon Choi & Scott Williams; Todd McFarlane & Dan Panosian; Erik Larsen; Marc Silvestri; Jim Valentino & Christopher Ivy; and Whilce Portacio

Extra-Image: Shadowhawk (1992)

by Jim Valentino

Operation: Urban Storm

featuring Shadowhawk, Savage Dragon, & Stormwatch

Shadowhawk #0 (1994)

by Rob Liefeld & Karl Alstaetter & Robert Napton

Cyberforce #8 (1994)

by Eric Silvestri & Todd McFarlane & Greg Capullo & Mark Pennington & John Cleary

Youngblood #9 (1994)

by Jim Valentino & Dan Fraga

Savage Dragon #13 (1994)

by Jim Lee & Brandon Choi & Richard Bennett & Alex Garner & Dan Panosian & Scott Williams

WildC.A.T.s: Covert Action Teams #14 (1994)

by Erik Larsen

Stupid #1 (1993)

by Hilary Barta

Splitting Image #1-2 (1993)

by Don Simpson

The Savage Dragon vs. The Savage Megaton Man #1 (1993)

by Erik Larsen & Don Simpson

Image is Everything

Promotional Material

  • All the Pouches: An Image Comics Podcast: One fan’s journey through the early days of Image Comics, hosted by Jon Wilson!
  • Zero Hour Strikes!: Co-hosts Siskoid and Bass cover the whole of DC Comics’ Zero Hour 1994 crossover event!
  • Savage FINcast: Hosted by a rotating cast (mostly Jim and Craig), they discuss all things and feature interviews about the classic comic Savage Dragon and general Erik Larsen related news.





Spawning Ground

Al Simmons, Bloodstrike, Brass, Cyberforce, Erik Larsen, Extra-Image Presents, Greg Capullo, Jim Lee, Jim Valentino, Marc Silvestri, Megaton Man, Rob Liefeld, Savage Dragon, Shadowhawk, Spawn, Spawn Podcast, Stormwatch, SuperPatriot, Terry Fitzgerald, Todd McFarlane, Tony Twist, Tremor, Vanguard, Wanda Blake, Whilce Portacio, WildC.A.T.s, Wildstorm, Youngblood,

Comic Reader Résumé

Comic Reader Résumé #10

Temporary Lay-Off (February-July 1984)

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ré·su·mé [rez-oo-mey, rez-oo-mey]
1. a summing up; summary.
2. a brief written account of personal, educational, and professional qualifications and experience, as that prepared by an applicant for a job.

In Comic Reader Résumé, I use Mike’s Amazing World of Comics to travel back through time via his virtual newsstand to the genesis point of my lifelong collecting of comics. From there, I can offer a “work history” of my fandom through my active purchasing of (relatively) new comic books beginning in January of 1982, when my interest in the medium went from sporadic and unformed to routine on through compulsive accumulation. To streamline the narrative and keep the subjects at least remotely contemporaneous, I will not generally be discussing what we call back issues: books bought long after their publication date. Sometimes, I will cover a book published on a given month that I picked up within a year or so that date, and I give myself an especially wide berth on this aspect in the first couple of “origins” episodes. We’ll get more rigidly on point as my memories crystallize and my “hobby” spirals out of control into the defining characteristic of my life (eventually outpacing squalor and competing neuroses.) It’s part personal biography, part industry history, and admittedly totally self-indulgent on my part.

This episode includes Best of DC #49, Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #91-92, Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars #3-7, Daredevil #209, Blue Devil #2-5, Marvel Team-Up #144 & 146, Prince Namor, the Sub-Mariner #1, Marvel Super Special #30, Micronauts: The New Voyages #1, Amazing Spider-Man #258, G.I. Joe a Real American Hero and more! Plus a look at movies from the first half of 1984…



X-Men, Super Powers, Secret Wars, Spider-Man, Daredevil, Comic Reader Résumé, Blue Devil, Marvel Team-Up, Namor, Sub-Mariner, Indiana Jones, Micronauts, G.I. Joe

The Marvel Super Heroes Podcast

The Marvel Super Heroes Podcast Episode 104

20th Century Fox’s

X-Men Trilogy

Twentieth Anniversary
Ultimate Edition (2000)

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Face Front, True Believers! On July 14, 2000, the Marvel cinematic universe truly began with the debut of X-Men, the motion picture! For the first time since movie serials, comic book heroes were adapted to the silver screen 100% straight(?), rather than as juvenile-skewing or camp! Blade may have been the first “good” and successful Marvel movie, and it surely influenced X-Men, but this was the film that proved that the complex soap opera of modern comics could be sold to a mainstream audience! X-Men revealed that a super-team property could launch a sprawling franchise, guided in part by Kevin Feige, and paving the way for the true Marvel Cinematic Universe! It’s such a big deal, Diabolu Frank, Illegal Machine, and Mr. Fixit decided to celebrate Rolled Spine’s sixth anniversary discussing it, 2003’s X2: X-Men United and 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand in one Giant-Sized episode! Bamf! Snikt! Excelsior!

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Rolled Spine Special Nineteen: Star Trek Corona

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Rated-imMATURE – Naughty Language and Spoilers.

  • 00:00:19 Outbreak/Elist Hollywood Liberal/Wrestling With Depression
  • 00:05:13 The Good Star Trek Movies / Woke Space 9 / Pilots
  • 00:12:38 COVInDer / Denial-19 / No Comics Day / 9-11
  • 00:28:28 Streaming Sloth / New Trek City / Send In The Clones (They’re Already Here)
  • 00:37:05 Deja La Forge / All The Treks / Never Surrender
  • 00:45:27 Leviathan / Sam Jones
  • 00:50:48 Event Horizon / Sphere / What Deftones May Come / Lost In Translation
  • 01:01:05 Tiger King / The Hunt / Gore Vidal / Ben Shapiro
  • 01:09:47 Zombie Salò Criterion / Kevin Smith: Widowmaker

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