Hey Kids, Comics! #184 - The Doctor is In or (Under a Banana Flavored Sun)

• June 24th, 2016

It's time to play doctor!

Not actually, it is more about doctors and those who just take up the title, all of them fighting or engaging in crime in comics.  Yes, this issue finds Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston talking about...doctors.

Doctors Doom, Thirteen, Fate, Demonicus, Regulus, Octopus, Phosphorous, Strange, and more are discussed in an episode of the show that is just what the doctor ordered!

Also, answer for yourself the question why mystic arts are more fun than the healing arts!
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The Rantcor Pit #49 - Mythic Proportions: The Lightsaber Excalibur

• June 19th, 2016

HEAR YE!  HEAR YE!

The Rantcor Pit proudly presents for your auditory entertainments the forty and ninth episode of the show featuring the second and final half of the Mythic Proportions series known as The Lightsaber Excalibur!

Cole Houston and Eddie Medina, in all seriousness, conclude the two-part discussion of mythology and folklore in and reflected by the Star Wars Saga.  Yet again they are joined by Kelly Long who acts as their guide through an exploration of the King Arthur legend as seen especially in Episode 7:  The Force Awakens.  

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Hey Kids, Comics! #183 - Fail Hydra!

• June 18th, 2016

Hey Kids, Hydra!

Not really.  No, really.  Not really.  
In the annals of bad ideas, Marvel Comics brings a big one to the fore with Steve Rogers: Captain America!  Positing that Rogers was, from childhood, a hand picked agent of Hydra hit the comic world like a piano dropped from a tenth story building.  Largely dismissed as a publicity stunt it did lead to a fanboy exodus from the House of Ideas and crushed the spirits of many a long-time Cap fan.  

Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston felt that this bombshell could not go unaddressed and so give you their particular spin on the latest major splash in contemporary comics.

Hail Hy...aw, forget it.
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The Rantcor Pit “Yo Joe!” Toy Show Extravaganza

• June 16th, 2016

Welcome to a special bumper edition of The Rantcor Pit!  

Episode 49 ran late in production and will appear in just under two weeks.  In the mean time, Eddie Medina and Cole Houston produced a one-shot at the 2016 incarnation of the DFW G.I. Joe and Action Figure Show in Grapevine, TX on Sunday.  

Your hosts Cole Houston and Eddie Medina are joined by Colleen Medina and special guests Jeff McGee and Taylor Lymbery of "Talking Toys with Taylor and Jeff" for discussion of toys of every kind, but mostly Star Wars.  Mostly.
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Hey Kids, Comics! #182 - Summer Fun 2016: This Answers Everything

• June 10th, 2016

Comic book fans need answers to the burning questions that arise from their favorite titles.  Then of course the questions that are as old as the genre itself, like the ubiquitous "who would win in a fight between?"  Questions posed demand answers!  Fortunately we have Yahoo! Answers to act as a modern Oracle of Delphi and guide the weary traveler on the road of life, providing comfort in quenching a thirst for disillusion of inquiries.

It is to this repository of publicly sourced knowledge that Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston have traveled for this week's issue of the show.  Taking something of a breather after a rather intense story arc, your hosts have handed the show over to the patrons of Yahoo! Answers to provide material for your listening pleasure.  

Enjoy a carefully selected blend of comic book related questions posed to the denizens of the internet via Yahoo and discover what Andy and Cole have to say in response as well as a sampling of the actual answers that each query received.
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Hey Kids, Comics! #181 - Comic Book Capers: The Curious Case of Anthony Chi

• June 2nd, 2016

Another exciting story arc has come to its inevitable conclusion here at Hey Kids, Comics!, and this one is ending with something unique.

In the early 2000s, comics were still considered something of a collectible commodity.  While that star was fading, there was still quite an appeal to speculating on a market far more contrary and fickle than the Stock Exchange.  So it would happen that Anthony Chiofalo, a disgraced and disbarred lawyer would come to turn from crime to comics in a story that just gets stranger as it unfolds.

One crime begets another in this fascinating tale of embezzlement and an insane passion for collectibles that inspired this entire arc!
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The Rantcor Pit #48 - Mythic Proportions Episode 1: Finding Mythos

• May 29th, 2016

Welcome back to The Rantcor Pit!  It has been far too long.  Cole Houston and Eddie Medina have finally managed to wrestle some free time down and are back to bring you more Rantcor fun.

Join "Your Favorite Star Wars Guys" as they present a two-part look at classical mythology and folklore in the Star Wars saga to date.  Beyond Joseph Campbell's work, what elements of these ancient tales can be found woven into the Original Trilogy and the Prequel Trilogy?  Special guest Kelly Long helps draw back the curtain of antiquity as she guides your hosts into a thought-provoking exploration of Star Wars!
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Hey Kids, Comics! #180 - Comic Book Capers: Comic Book Heroes

• May 27th, 2016

Welcome to the latest issue of "Comic Book Capers"!

After three issues of thieves, copycats, and court battles, Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston turn their attentions to some of the good guys in the story of comic books and the law.  And also the folks who just do good things while embracing their personal love of comics.  

From artists and cosplayers to those who champion the legal rights of comic book creators, there are plenty of heroes out there.  Listen to the latest episode to find out about how this community takes care of its own.
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Hey Kids,, Comics! #179 - Comic Book Capers: The Copyists

• May 19th, 2016

The show must go on!  Even if it is weeks late.

Welcome back to the interrupted story arc, "Comic Book Capers".  After too long a hiatus (and two movie review shows as filler), Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston have returned!

This time they brought a friend, none other than artist Thomas Branch!  Continuing the coverage of real life legal battles and illegal actions surrounding comic books and their creators, this week's discussion is about those who copy the work of others to present or sell as their own.

This practice is becoming all to common and hurts all artist, especially those who are Artist Alley creators who do amazing work with their own hands and reserves of talent only to have some hack print out images from the internet with signatures swapped digitally.  
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Hey Kids, Comics!/Whadjathink? Crossover - Captain America: Civil War

• May 15th, 2016

Andrew Farmer, Cole Houston, and Catherine Houston are at it again!  

That's right, it's crossover time!  As Captain America: Civil War enjoys a second big weekend at the box office, prepare yourself for some in-depth discussion of this latest addition to the growing Marvel franchise.

Did your hosts like what they saw?   What was great?   What was terrible?  Was this a more satisfying film than Batman v. Superman?

Find out today!
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