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

Rolled Spine Special Nineteen: Star Trek Corona

rolled spine nineteen


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

9-11, Comic Industry, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Deftones, Galaxy Quest, Hellraiser, Politics, Rolled Spine Special, Star Trek, Star Wars, Tiger King, Upload, Wrestling,


Spawnometer 0:0:2:4: Bloodstrike

Spawn #24 & Bloodstrike #1-3 (1993) & Brigade #1-3 (1993) & Bloodstrike: Brutalists #0 (2018)

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Spawn #24

by Todd McFarlane

“The Hunt” Part 4
Dedicated To: Joe Sinnot

It looks like someone burned his face off. God… what’s this guy been through?

Jason Wynn has become consumed with this case… He knows Fitzgerald is no traitor, but circumstances made him the logical suspect. Rather than admit his error, Wynn continues to conduct a brutal investigation.

And… if he so much as looks at you cross-eyed, make sure his death looks like an accident. Do you read me?

Bloodstrike: Brutalists #0 (2018)

by Michel Fiffe

Project: Born Again.

We’re… reanimating a civilian?

Bodyslide’s finally patched through– we’ll have to come back for Deadlock. Aw, he was just a pity recruit anyway.

Bloodstrike #1-3 (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!

Brigade #1-3 (1993)

by Rob Liefeld & Marat Mychaels & Norm Rapmund & Eric Stephenson

It’s been three months since the members of Brigade last set foot on their native earth, although as their ship silently arcs toward their base of operations in Malibu, California, it seems more like a lifetime.

Nice shooting, Cabbot, you nailed the little bimbo right between the eyes! Precision like that almost makes me wonder why they even bother sending the rest of us on these little road trips! I mean, in these recession-stricken times, a solo act of your caliber would definitely be more cost-effective, no?

Image is Everything

Promotional Material

  • Van Damme It’s Jean Claude: A monthly Jean Claude Van Damme movie breakdown with Paul Shroyer, starting with JCVD’s first movie and working his way until the last one, and counts the number of splits.
  • “I Must Break” This Podcast: A fan podcast celebrating the cinematic career of action legend Dolph Lundgren! Join host Sean Malloy and a special guest as they go in chronological order discussing, reviewing, and analyzing every film in the impressive canon. It’s sure to be an action-packed time!
  • Night of the Living Podcast: We talk about more than just horror films through our unique staff of contributors

Spawning Ground

Al Simmons, Battlestone, Bloodstrike, Brian Murray, Brigade, Cyan, Eric Stephenson, Extreme, Jason Wynn, Marat Mychaels, Michel Fiffe, Overt-Kill, Rob Liefeld, Sam and Twitch, Spawn, Spawn Podcast, Terry Fitzgerald, Todd McFarlane, Tony Twist, Wanda Blake, Youngblood,

Diana Prince: Wonder Woman

Diana Prince: Wonder Woman Podcast #20

Year of the Cheetah:

Priscilla Rich in The Golden Age

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Frank returns after another year & a half’s sabbatical to find… the Wonder Woman: Warrior for Peace podcast had returned from its own year of absence. To celebrate our both running again, Angela has an opening cameo to foreshadow her continuing appearances in a series of Cheetah-centric episodes to tide you over while Wonder Woman 1984 keeps being delayed. I bet Warner Brothers wish they’d just released the sequel back in November of 2019 as originally planned. But we’re more interested in prequels today, as we travel back to the earliest stories of the original incarnation of the Cheetah. We cover every one of Priscilla Rich’s published Golden Age stories set on Earth-Two, including Sensation Comics #22 & 36, Wonder Woman #6, 28, 196, & 230, Comic Cavalcade #11, Crisis on Infinite Earths #5 & 9, and DC Special #3. Most especially, we survey the Wonder Woman newspaper strip from November 20, 1944-March 30,1945, the most exhaustive and involved version of the initial Cheetah saga.

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Amazing Heroes

Amazing Heroes Podcast: 30 Years of Dick Tracy in the Modern Age

Episode #2


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Professor Charles “Chuck” Coletta lends his pop culture expertise to a discussion of one of the most popular and influential comic strips of all time, Chester Gould’s Plainclothes Detective Dick Tracy. While Chuck & Frank give an historical overview, the emphasis is on the character’s stories since the 1990 Disney/Buena Vista Pictures film, including The Complete True Hearts and Tommy Guns Trilogy by John Moore & Kyle Baker, Dick Tracy: Dead or Alive by The Allreds & Rich Tommaso, and Dick Tracy Forever by Michael Avon Oeming.

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Marvel Handbook Podcast

The Marvel Handbook episode A10


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The original 1983 edition of the encyclopedic The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe is discussed entry-by-entry, episode-by-episode, in a general audiences appropriate forum with Diabolu Frank and a revolving host of co-hosts, including…

Alpha Flight, Atlantis, Black Bolt, Black Widow, Hulk, Namor, Rom, Sub-Mariner, Marvel Handbook Podcast, Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe, 1983, Marvel Comics, Marvel Comics Podcast,

ZombiCast: Duration of Dawn of the Dead

ZombiCast [00:04:00] Duration of Dawn of the Dead

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Movies by Minutes-style coverage of George A. Romero’s horror masterpiece, researched by Diabolu Frank with archival footage throughout. This episode offers a memorial to WGON-TV’s Dan Givens actor Daniel Dietrich.

Bonus movie reviews: Jaume Balagueró & Paco Plaza’s [•REC], [•REC]², [•REC]³: Génesis, & [•REC]⁴: Apocalypse, as well as the American adaptations Quarantine & Quarantine 2: Terminal.

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George A. Romero, Dawn of the Dead, Podcast, WGON TV, Francine Parker, [•REC], REC, [REC], Quarantine, ZombiCast