Hey Kids, Comics! #281 - Family Reunions: Off the Bat

• August 17th, 2018

Families.  

The ones you are born into you can't pick in advance.  To a large degree the same holds true for the ones you marry into, by and large.  But then there is the family you choose.  A term generally reserved for friends, but sometimes it encompasses colleagues, allies, cohorts, and other supporters who become as close as flesh and blood.

In this new arc, Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston spotlight five super-hero "families" that are prevalent in comics and have considerable history.  As this exploration begins the focus is on the so-called Batman Family.  Perhaps the most dysfunctional and, at once, high-functioning of these four-color families, those that Batman allows to into his inner circle are a fiercely loyal and tough as nails bunch.  Discover the curious nature of Gotham's first family as "Family Reunions" takes off like a bat out of...well, DC Comics!

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Hey Kids, Comics! #280 - V for Versus

• August 10th, 2018

Get well versed in the verses of versus with Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston as they converse about comics that pit one iconic character (or characters) against anohter, usually in a cross-licesned scenario.  What began, effectively, with "Aliens vs. Predator" has become a staple to this day.  Join the discussion of how the early pioneers of "vs." comics led to AVP opening the floodgates!

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Hey Kids, Comics! #279 - No Fly Zone or: (Hard-Selling Heroes)

• August 2nd, 2018

Comic books have been around for over 100 years.

Super-hero comics have been a part of that mix for at least three-quarters of their history.

During that time thousands of characters have graced the pages of said comics.  Among those numbers are many unassalable icons.  Despite any flaws they are considered paragons or figureheads.  Then there are those characters that, when introduced, my have been acceptable, but would be impossible to pitch to a publisher today.  Characters and plots alike, actually.

Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston seek to explore a handful of these and open the door (or floodgate) to thinking about so very many more.

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The Rantcor Pit #61 - Wonderful World of Wookiees (re-uploaded)

• July 30th, 2018

Due to a technical error our original post of episode 61 was deleted so we are uploading it again...REMASTERED...with adjusted sound and added music.

We are joined by Chris and Caleb of The Holy Nerdy Podcast to discuss everyone's favorite hairy bipedal creatures. No, not Sasquatch, WOOKIEES!

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The Rantcor Pit #75 - Better Than Drinkin’ Alone

• July 30th, 2018

The Force of July 2018 has reached its conclusion!

Rounding out four episodes in one month, Cole Houston and Eddie Medina have a nice long talk about one of their favorite parts of Star Wars, the Cantina at the Mos Eisley Spaceport.  Sharing thoughts, facts, and observations on nearly every patron, that watering hole on Tattooine gets a lot of coverage from two guys who love them some Saga aliens!

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Hey Kids, Comics! #278 - Summer Fun 2018: The Diet Coke of Evil

• July 27th, 2018

It's summer, a brutal summer in some parts of the country, so why not have a little fun out of the sun with the latest issue of Hey Kids, Comics! and the annual Summer fun issue!  (Not to be confused with the semi-annual Sumer Fun issue where your hosts take a look at the rare Sumerian themed comics over the past 6,000 years)!

This year Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston have selected a theme that started out as a standard issue of the show in the queue that currently is plotted through late 2020 and decided it was so much fun that it should stand as the Summer Fun episode.  "The Diet Coke of Evil" takes a look at comic book villians both silly and ineffectual and declares that, at one little calorie each, they are simply not evil enough!

 

 

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The Rantcor Pit #74 - Off the Wall

• July 24th, 2018

The Force of July - The Rantcor Pit/The Rantcor Pit Live bumper crop episode month of the year, July and all - continues with the third episode of the audio show this month!

This time Cole Houston and Eddie Medina have chosen to explore an important aspect of Star Wars, the posters!  

From movie one-sheets and theatrical promotions to give-aways and mass produced "wall art", posters are very much a part of Star Wars and Star Wars collecting.  Your hosts explore some personal favorites across the various incarnations ranging from the obvious to the obscure. Be sure and check out the illustrations of at The JediCole Universe that accompany this episod if you are picking it up from any other site.

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Hey Kids, Comics! Annual #3 - The Collection Assassin Strikes Again!

• July 24th, 2018

Welcome to the third annual in a whole lot more years of the show!  The subject matter was pressing and the time was right to bring back the HKC! Annuals, so there it is, a new Annual!

For this special edition of the show, Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston take up their perrenial favrite topic, San Diego Comic Con and the far too many exclusives that shut out collectors and feed a greedy after market.  This outing they are joined by Michael Fraley who, as a collector himself, reminded your hosts of just how much they hate Comic Con!

Welcome to the annual lament, this time as an Annual!

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Hey Kids, Comics! #277 - HKC! Team-Up #10: The New Mutants

• July 20th, 2018

What began in the era of the Marvel Graphic Novel would grow to become an icon of the publisher's "X" franchise.  This week Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston discuss what was in its day the next generation of X-Men, The New Mutants!  Joining them is long-time X-Fan (and friend of the show) Steve McCauley!

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The Rantcor Pit #73 - Star Wars For the Holidays Part Two - That Time of Year

• July 18th, 2018

Your Favorite Star Wars guys are back with the second part of their annual Force of July episode run, a minimum of four recorded shows in July!

This time Cole Houston and Eddie Medina take on the rest of the year (July-Decmember) in holidays and the Star Wars collectibles associated with said holidays.  With both Halloween and Christmas in the mix, this became a super-sized epidsode by default!

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