Comic Reader Résumé

Comic Reader Résumé #6

Probation (Spring 1983)

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ré·su·mé [rez-oo-mey, rez-oo-mey]
noun
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 Captain America #281 & 283, Avengers #231, U.S. 1 #1, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #11, Batman #359, Spider-Woman #50, DC Comics’ The New Teen Titans in cooperation with The President’s Drug Awareness Campaign #2, Power Man and Iron Fist #193, Alpha Flight #1, All-Star Squadron #24, and The Saga of Crystar, Crystal Warrior #3.

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Alpha Flight, The Avengers, Batman, Captain America, Crystar, G.I. Joe, Justice Society of America, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, New Teen Titans, Nomad, Spider-Woman, Comic Reader Résumé

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Comic Reader Résumé

Comic Reader Résumé #5

Full Time (January 1983)

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ré·su·mé [rez-oo-mey, rez-oo-mey]
noun
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 World’s Finest Comics #289-290, Captain America #280, Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew #14, Dazzler #26, Doctor Strange #58, Omega Men #1, DC Comics’ The New Teen Titans in cooperation with The President’s Drug Awareness Campaign #1, Obnoxio the Clown #1, Starslayer #6, Uncanny X-Men #168, and Marvel Team-Up #128.

“Transcripts”

Superman, Batman, Reagan, Captain America, Captain Carrot, Dazzler, Doctor Strange, Omega Men, New Teen Titans, X-Men, Spider-Man, Comic Reader Résumé

Comic Reader Résumé

Comic Reader Résumé #4

Orientation (Fall/Winter 1982)

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ré·su·mé [rez-oo-mey, rez-oo-mey]
noun
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 offers a look at my choice and dicey cuts from late ’82, including Masters of the Universe #1-2, Blackhawk #252, Blade Runner #1-2, Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #76, DC Comics Presents #55 and The Brave and the Bold #196.

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Comic Reader Résumé

Comic Reader Résumé #3

Temping (Summer 1982)

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ré·su·mé [rez-oo-mey, rez-oo-mey]
noun
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 offers a look at my scant purchases sometimes around the summer of ’82, including Batman Annual #8, Atari Force #1, 3, & 5, and a few others, as well as Remco action figures and various kid stuff.

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Comic Reader Résumé #0

Application (1967-1981)

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ré·su·mé [rez-oo-mey, rez-oo-mey]
noun
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 special “zero” episode covers comics-related material from my earliest years, before I was technically a collector, including runs of Strange Tales, Doctor Strange, Warlock, Tomb of Dracula, Power Records, Marvel Premiere, Captain Marvel, The Adventures of the Big Boy, and the single issues Howard the Duck #2, Green Lantern/Green Arrow #84, Stalker #1, Logan’s Run #1, Astonishing Tales #23, Famous First Edition #C-61, The Hands of Shang-Chi, Master of Kung Fu #46, Weird Worlds #8, Spider-Man and The Incredible Hulk in “The Great Rodeo Robbery”, Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Captain America, and Spider-Woman in “The Mystery Of The Power Crown”, TSR-80 Computer Whiz Kids: The Computer Trap, Captain America #207, and Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty.

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Comic Reader Résumé

Comic Reader Résumé #2

Spring Internship 1982

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ré·su·mé [rez-oo-mey, rez-oo-mey]
noun
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. In this second edition, I cover some more general books I had lying around before I actively collected comics, then zero in on purchases made roughly between March-May of 1982. I’m also recycling some years old lo-fi audio recorded when I was doing these things as YouTube videos, so please forgive the mess.

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Comic Reader Résumé #1

Entry Level Position (1982)

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ré·su·mé [rez-oo-mey, rez-oo-mey]
noun
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 neurosis.) It’s part personal biography, part industry history, and admittedly a total wank on my part.

The first episode of the podcast version of my old short-lived 2011 blog series re-purposes and re-edits the audio from the even shorter-lived 2013 YouTube (barely) video adaptations of same, along with supplemental material I recorded over a year ago that got shelved when I realized that doing this wouldn’t be the effortless space-filling regurgitation I’d hoped for as a stopgap while sweating over doing other podcasts. The episode covers my earliest off the rack purchases in January-February of 1982, as well as discussing a bunch of the comics that had passed through my hands before this youthful indiscretion became a full on addiction.

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