DNA Podcast 126 – Injuries in Popular Culture

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In this episode, Don and Rob explore how the way that injuries are portrayed in a story has a bit effect on how the audience perceives both stories and reality. Along the way, the two discuss how movies, role playing games, and comics have shown injuries, and what it says about their presentations of reality. All this, and 16 Lies Movies have Told You About Violence, is waiting for you in this episode of The Department of Nerdly Affairs.

Closing Music:
Ode to Joy performed by Oliver Eckelt

Things Discussed:

Dick Tracy
Dick Tracy Cartoon Ethnic Cast
The Last Action Hero
The Hays Code (aka The Motion Picture Production Code)
New Hollywood
Pam Grier
CHAMPIONS: The Superhero RPG
DC HEROES (Mayfair RPG)
16 Lies About Violence that Movies have Told You (from CRACKED.com)
Fight! Dragon TV series
The Dragon Man Skull


DNA Podcast 126 – Comics Writer Peter B Gillis

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DNA Podcast 126 - Comics Writer Peter B Gillis
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Shatter: The First All-Digital Comic

In this episode, Rob and Don sit down with comic book writer Peter Gillis to discuss his career writing comics for Marvel, First Comics and DC Comics during the 1980s and 90s. Along the way, the three discuss how Peter got into comics, his time writing for the big three, and his legendary works Strikeforce: Morituri, SHATTER, and The Black Flame. All this, and the truth about Blaze Barlow, is waiting for you in this episode of The Department of Nerdly Affairs.

Closing Music:
Ode to Joy performed by Oliver Eckelt

Things Discussed:

Peter B. Gillis Wiki Page
Peter B. Gillis Comic Book DB Entry
Peter’s Webserial Humans at Counterfactual.news
Strikeforce: Morituri
The Black Flame
SHATTER
Ralph Macchio
Mark Gruenwald
David Kraft
Mary Jo Duffy
Joe Kubert
Tony Isabella
Steve Gerber
Doug Moench
Steve Englehart
Chris Claremont
John Ostrander
Don McGregor
Roy Thomas
Denny O’neil
Peter Sanderson
Sid Jacobson
Warren Kremer
Mike Zeck
Mike Gold
Jim Shooter
Mark Badger
Kelly Jones
A.E. van Vogt
Olaf Stapledon
Mike Saenz
Dave Olbrich
John Romita Sr.
Tailgunner Jo
Elliot Maggin
Kevin van Hook
Virginia Kidd
Julius Schwartz
The Last Unicorn Graphic Novel
The King of Elfland’s Daughter
Alex Nino
The Romance of the Rose
Mark Badger
Blaze Barlow
Gerry Conway
Phil Foglio


DNA Podcast 125 – Comics Artist Doug Rice

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Daro, Pomru and Joe

In this episode, Rob and Don sit down with comics artist and animator Doug Rice to discuss Doug’s long and fascinating career in comics and animation. Along the way, the trio discuss how Doug got into comics, his experiences working at FIRST Comics and MARVEL during the 1980s, and his crowning achievement – the comic Dynamo Joe. All this, and the exciting return of Dynamo Joe, is coming to you in this episode of The Department of Nerdly Affairs.

Closing Music:
Ode to Joy performed by Oliver Eckelt

Things Discussed:

Doug Rice Comics Page
Doug Rice IMDB Page
Famous Monsters of Filmland
Joe Staton (E-man)
FIRST Comics
Bruce Patterson
MARS (comic)
Dynamo Joe
John Ostrander
Phil Foglio
Ben Dunn
Paul Guinan (Cargonauts)
First Adventures
Cartoon/Fantasy Organization
Cybersix
The Sandy Frank Song (MST3K)
Hilary Barta
Manhunter (Mark Shaw)
Tailgunner Jo
Sam Keith
Girl Genius


DNA Podcast 124 – Comic Book Horror Hosts

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DNA Podcast 124 - Comic Book Horror Hosts
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Hey guys and ghouls! In this episode, Don and Rob explore the dark and ghoulish history of horror hosts in comic books. From the EC classics like Tales from the Crypt to Judge Edwina Strange (from Judge Dredd’s own horror anthology) the pair talk about the role that “hosts” have played in the history of comics books and their place in the horror genre. All this, and why Sam Beckett from Quantum Leap is actually Jesus, is waiting for you in this episode of The Department of Nerdly Affairs.

Closing Music:
Ode to Joy performed by Oliver Eckelt

Things Discussed:

List of Comic Book Horror Hosts
TV Horror Hosts DNA Episode Part One and Part Two
EC Comics
The Cryptkeeper
Tales from the Crypt
The Space Museum
Detective Conan (Case Closed)
Carl Barks
The Shadow
Vampira (Horror Host)
Dynaman “Not the 60s!”
House of Mystery
House of Secrets
Marv Wolfman
Life Magazine invents Teenagers
Stan Lee Publishes First Drug Story
Vertigo Comics
Swamp Thing
Mister Monster
Quantum Leap
The Ice Cream Man (comic)
MISTY UK Comic
Star Lord UK Comic
V-Tubers


DNA Podcast 123 – Original English Light Novels with Brandon Varnell

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DNA Podcast 123 - Original English Light Novels with Brandon Varnell
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In this episode, Don and Rob sit down with author of over 50 light novels, Brandon Varnell. The three discuss whether books written in English can really be light novels, how Brandon got into writing, and Brandon’s techniques for writing his books. All that, and more harem stories than you can shake a stick at, is waiting for you in this episode of The Department of Nerdly Affairs.

Closing Music:
Ode to Joy performed by Oliver Eckelt

Things Discussed:

Brandon’s Homepage
An American Tail
American Kitsune
Yen Press
A Most Unlikely Hero
Rosario + Vampire
To Love RU
Arcadia’s Ignoble Knight
Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest
How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom
Jobless Reincarnation
Banished from the Hero’s Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside
WIEDERGEBURT Legend of the Reincarnated Warrior
A Certain Magical Index
Frog-kun Twitter
Eric Vall
Adam Ladner
D.S. Craig
William D. Arand
Will Wight’s Cradle
Aaron Crash
Battle Through the Heavens
Tales of Demons and Gods


DNA Podcast 122 – US Comics in the UK with Richard Sheaf

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In this episode, Don and Rob sit down again with UK comics historian Richard Sheaf to talk about how American comics were received across the pond in the UK. The trio discuss the experience of being a fan of American comics in the UK, how US comics were changed to suit UK publication, and UK comic book convention culture. All this, and Abslom Daak: Dalek Killer, is waiting for you in this episode of The Department of Nerdly Affairs.

Closing Music:
Ode to Joy performed by Oliver Eckelt

Things Discussed:

Boys Adventure Comics (Richard’s blog)
Eagle
Dan Dare
The Pictorial Guide to 1950s British Scifi and Horror Comic Books
Miller Western Comic Books A Selection
Killraven
Death’s Head
Transformers UK
Abslom Daak: Dalek Killer
House of Hammer Magazine
Fan Expo Canada


DNA Podcast 121 – Novel Horizons with Jonathan Solis

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DNA Podcast 121 - Novel Horizons with Jonathan Solis
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In this episode, Don and Rob sit down with Jonathan Solis, author and publisher of original English light novels at Novel Horizons. The three discuss Jonathan’s philosophy about publishing light novels, the challenges of being a publisher, and Novel Horizons’ unique strategies for promoting their books. All this, and the ancient war between “plot” and “ba-donka-donk,” will be revealed to you in this episode of The Department of Nerdly Affairs.

Closing Music:
Ode to Joy performed by Oliver Eckelt

Things Discussed:

Novel Horizons
Azure Wing
Buck Rogers
RE: Zero
Jobless Reincarnation
High School DxD
Dog Days
Redo of Healer
One-Two-Five Daphne 1/7 Scale Limited Edition Figure
ACX : Audiobook Creation Exchange
Keijo- Hip Whip Girl
Irregular at Magic High School
Maoyu Mao Yusha


DNA Podcast 120 – 2000AD Magazine with Eamonn Clarke

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DNA Podcast 120 - 2000AD Magazine with Eamonn Clarke
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In this episode Don and Rob sit down with Eamonn Clarke of the Mega City Book Club podcast to talk about the legendary UK Comic magazine 2000AD. The trio discuss the origins of 2000AD, how Judge Dredd took over the magazine, and some of 2000ADs better and lesser known stories and strips. All this, and D.R. & Quinch, is waiting for you in this episode of The Department of Nerdly Affairs.

Closing Music:
Ode to Joy performed by Oliver Eckelt

Things Discussed:

Mega City Book Club Podcast
IPC Comics
2000AD the magazine (or this)
The Judge Dredd Megazine
Rebellion Studios (current publisher of 2000AD collections)
John Wagner
Pat Mills
Starlord (UK Comic)
Strontium Dog
Ro-busters
Tornado (UK Comic)
Deathwish (character)
FLESH (UK comic)
Dan Dare
Metalzoic
The Ballad of Halo Jones
Brian Bolland
Skizz
Button Man
Mazeworld
Brink
D.R. & Quinch
Abelard Snazz
Hap-Hazzard and Tricky
ABC Warriors
Slaine
Summer Magic
Bad Company
Rogue Trooper
Judge Minty film
Ron Smith
Carlos Ezquerra
“Gaze into the Fist of Dredd!”
Judge Dredd: Origins
Judge Dredd: America
Robo-Hunter
Space-Spinner 2000 Podcast
Matchbox Landraider Toy

Thrill Sucker


DNA Podcast 119: Moonquill Publishing with Jimmy Shi

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DNA Podcast 119: Moonquill Publishing with Jimmy Shi
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In this episode, Rob and Don sit down with Jimmy Shi, co-founder of Moonquill Publishing to talk about his company and his experiences as a independent book publisher specializing in light novels. The three discuss the English webnovel community, the challenges of running Moonquill, and why Jimmy needs to be more evil. All this, and Don’s big trillion-dollar Romance novel formula, is waiting for you in this episode of The Department of Nerdly Affairs.

Closing Music:
Ode to Joy performed by Oliver Eckelt

Things Discussed:

Moonquill.com
Jin Yong
Gu Long
SPCnet.tv Forums (the birthplace of English Wuxia)
Wuxiaworld
The Adventures of Lu Xiao Feng
Lord of Goblins
Royal Road
ScribbleHub
Novel Updates
The Ride-On King
Moonquill Podcast
Influence by Robert Cialdini


DNA Podcast 118 – UK Comics with Richard Sheaf

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The Notorious UK Comic ACTION’s cover that broke the camel’s back.

In this episode, Don and Rob sit down with UK Comics blogger Richard Sheaf to explore the fascinating world of UK Comic books. The three discuss how being weekly (as opposed to monthly) took UK comics in a totally different direction than American comics, how Pat Mills was UK’s version of Stan Lee (but with more talent), and why UK girls comics succeeded while their American cousins failed miserably. All this, and Hookjaw, are waiting for you in this episode of The Department of Nerdly Affairs.

Closing Music:
Ode to Joy performed by Oliver Eckelt

Things Discussed:

Boys Adventure Comics (Richard Sheaf’s blog)
British Comics Blog
Amalgamated Press
DC Thomson Press
The Beano (comic magazine)
2000 AD (comic magazine)
Commando (War Comic)
IPC Magazines
Judge Dredd Mega-zine
Eagle (comic magazine)
Billy’s Boots
Punch Magazine
Starlord (comic magazine)
Charlie’s War
Roy of the Rovers
Pat Mills (writer, creator)
A Haunt of Fears : The Strange History of the British Horror Comics Campaign By Martin Barker
ACTION (comic magazine)
The Treasury of British Comics
Misty (girls comic magazine)
Deadline (comic magazine)
Dan Dare