Hey Kids, Comics! #136 - More on Moore: A Vast Wastelnand

• May 22nd, 2015

The in-depth story arc all about Alan Moore continues this week.  This time your hosts Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston are joined by Hunter Duesing of Midnight Movie Cowboys for an exploration of Alan Moore's work on the big screen.

Often cited for his hatred of Hollywood's treatment of his stories, many are the films that have at least attempted to adapt his work.  The discussions follow through both the direct adaptations as well as movies influenced by Moore's writings.  Roll 'em!
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The Rantcor Pit #35 - Celebrating Celebration Part 2

• May 15th, 2015

The Rantcor Pit just can't get enough of Star Wars Celebration VII it would seem!  


This week Cole Houston and Eddie Medina are joined by Bobby Blakey for even more post-convention coverage of Star Wars Celebration VII and some odd places that the conversation takes them!
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Hey Kids, Comics! #135 - I Am Legend

• May 14th, 2015

Deeper and deeper into the world (or worlds) of Alan Moore go your hosts Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston.  Yes!  Hey Kids, Comics! continues the More on Moore story arc, this time discovering the legend (or legends) of the man himself.

This week film critic and convention presenter Matt "Starman" Morrison joins the show to discuss the often legendary status of Alan Moore as author, creator, and personality.  How much of the legend is circumstantial and how much is engineered?  Who can say?  But this intrepid trio will give it a go, so give it a listen today!
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Hey Kids, Comics #134 - More on Moore: Ego

• May 8th, 2015

More on Moore continues with a discussion on the author's "jumping the pond".  As Moore's star rose his work is discovered by increasing American audiences through Swamp Thing and other titles.  Then Watchmen became the unexpected game changer and cemented his reputation as one of the greatest writers in the history of the medium.  


Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston are joined by Catherine Houston to discuss this and so much more on the subject of the writings of Alan Moore.

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Hey Kids, Comics! #133 - More on Moore: The Works and Days

• May 1st, 2015

Taking its title from the epic poem by Hesiod, this open salvo in a new story arc opens the door to five issues exploring the author and legend, Alan Moore.

Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston are joined by Dallas-based artist and intellectual Jefferson Harris as they take an initial look at Moore and his early career.  From writing for London underground comics under various nom de plume to his groundbreaking work for Warrior Magazine, Alan Moore made his mark on comics almost from the outset. 

This issue concentrates primarily on the creator’s early work and his influences, as well as the influence he has had on other writers in the genre.  This is just the beginning of an in-depth look at one of comics’ greatest luminaries so be prepared to delve even deeper still!  

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The Rantcor Pit #34 - Celebrating Celebration

• April 30th, 2015

JediCole and Eddie welcome you to a new episode of The Rantcor Pit that takes a look at the phenomenon that is Star Wars Celebration!

Cole was able to attend Celebration VI a few years back, but Eddie has not yet attended this amazing event. But their special guest, creator of Yak's Pub, Scott Horne, attended Celebration VII.  Together they discuss and reminisce the official convention of Star Wars!
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Hey Kids, Comics! #132 - Robots Not in Disguise

• April 24th, 2015

STATEMENT:  Welcome to Hey Kids, Comics! #132.

QUESTION:  Have you ever noticed the abundance of robots in comics?
ADMONITION:  Listen to the latest issue of Hey Kids, Comics! to discover that this is something observed by the hosts of the show.
To shed the annoyingly unnecessary vernacular of our plastic pals who are fun to be with, Hey Kids, Comics! is here to explore the presence, importance, and role of robots in our favorite comics.  From Life Model Decoys and Doombots to the budding sentience enjoyed by the original Human Torch, Ultron, and the Vision, there is a lot of artificial intelligence to be talked about.  Using their natural intelligence, Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston discuss robots, robots, and more robots in this week's issue!
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Hey Kids, Comics #131 - House of Obscurity

• April 17th, 2015

Enter, if you dare!  

Welcome to the House of Obscurity!  The repository and last resting place of the most obscure and unknown comics ever published.  Taking torches and lanterns in hand, Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston have infiltrated the mysterious confines of this vault of the forgotten to share some of the gems you might never knew existed!
From the comic book-themed periodicals that ruled the pre-internet Earth to comics most have never encountered, but should, prepare for a journey into obscurity! 
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The Rantcor Pit #33 - Mark of Distinction

• April 17th, 2015

Welcome to the latest episode, albeit very late, of The Rantcor Pit!   

This week a discussion about various aspects of Star Wars, of collecting, of fandom, and of celebrities somehow brought your hosts Cole Houston and Eddie Medina to land on having Mark Hamill become the topic of discussion.  This is really not surprising considering the impact the actor has had on not only the Star Wars saga but on fandom as well.  From the whining farm boy to the confidant Jedi who helped bring down a Sith-fueled Empire, Hamill brought so much to the table in realizing George Lucas' original vision of the character.  Then he would go on to define the Joker for a generation of Batman fans!
With Episode VII in the near future, and with the distinctive voice of Luke Skywalker playing a huge role in the second preview trailer, The Rantcor Pit is proud to bring you a conversation about Mark Hamill and his career!
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Hey Kids, Comics! #130 - Creator Spotlight #4: Alan Moore

• April 12th, 2015

It has been some time since Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston shined the Creator Spotlight on a comic book luminary.  Well that's all changing as Alan Moore is the focus of this week's issue!  The creator of From Hell, Miracleman (Marvelman), Tom Strong, Watchmen, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, V For Vendetta, Time Twisters, and so many more amazing works is profiled at last.  And this is just the beginning!  So settle in as your hosts talk about this icon of modern comics!

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