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