The Rantcor Pit #58 - Character Witness: Rogue One

• January 22nd, 2017

Yes!  The Rantcor Pit returns at last!  

A lengthy hiatus later your hosts Cole "JediCole" Houston and Eddie Medina are back on schedule with new episodes on the second and fourth Sundays of every month!

With just about a month having passed since the debut of "Rogue One', your favorite Star Wars guys have decided to explore the individual characters of one of their favorite Star Wars movies!  With so many new, and a few returning, characters from which to choose they could not cover just everybody, but do pay tribue to almost everyone of note.  From the Rogue One team to the various factions of the Empire to a few ancillary characters that just had to be discussed, this episode had plenty of character(s)!

Enjoy the first in the new recurring series "Character Witness"!


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Hey Kids, Comics! #212 - Psi-Fi: Mind Over Matter

• January 21st, 2017

Deep within the human (or even non-human) mind lies an utapped power - psionics!  Truly mind over matter, this power manifests itself in a variety of iterations that borders on the infinite.  In comics, at least.

Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston have a meeting of the minds as they reconcile the definition of psionics and other psycic powers as well as the direction of this latest story arc.  

Join them as they struggle to understand the mental powers that allow for everything from flight to toppling of buildings to reading Portugese without benefit of knowing the language.  The minds of those with super-human powers are on the minds of your hosts yet again this week.

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Hey Kids, Comics! #211 - Psi-Fi: Hooked on Psionics

• January 13th, 2017

Is it mind over matter or something more?

Psycic and psionic powers are pervasive in comics and have been even when creators did not realize that such was the case.  The untapped potential of the mind is such a common thread in science fiction that it is little wonder its cousin, the comic book, should follow suit.

This week your intreped hosts wrestle mentally with the core concepts of psionics.  What constitutes the poer of the mind versus other sources?  Which characters are commonly grouped into lists of the psi-wielders but should not be thus?  Where do Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston come down on defining psionics?  These and other questions arise and are answered as the latest powerful story arc, Psi-Fi, launches its five issue exploration of the topic at hand.  

Or is that the topic at mind?

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Hey Kids, Comics! #210 - Aisle of Toys

• January 10th, 2017

Once more unto the toys, my friends!  Once more!


Welcome to the 110th episode of Hey Kids, Comics! and the latest return to a topic that is a particular favorite of Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston - toys!  

Action figures, playsets, unique and high end toys of every description are on your hosts minds this week.  If super-hero movies are enjoying a Tanzanite Age, so too it would seem are toys.  Marvel and DC Comics seem to be getting the most attention when it comes to multiple manufacturers vying for your toy dollar.  So naturally Mattel and Hasbro are at the fore on this lively show that seeks to answer the question, "Where does he get those wonderful toys?!"

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Hey Kids, Comics! #209 - The Impracticals

• January 2nd, 2017

Okay, we all know that comic books are full of really impractical concepts.  That is what makes them so much fun.  Such an escape!


None the leses, the impracticality of some aspects of comics is simply off the charts!  Inspired by their last issue, Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston discuss the curious and bizarre, the impossible and unthinkable, the down-right crazy in comics.  At least from the standpoint of the things that are illogical and impractical.


And they tackle DC Coimcs' "Big Two" in the bargain!


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Hey Kids, Comics! #208 - The Seventy-Five Percenters

• December 9th, 2016

Something fishy this way comes!


Welcome to a very wet new issue of Hey Kids, Comics! in which Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston dive head first into the realm of aquatic and marine comic book characters!


Aquaman and Namor naturally lead the pack (or is that school), but there were far too many others to explore as well, but they did what they could to fathom the nature of heroes and villans of the briny deep.  Don your scuba gear and dive deep, because this one covers most of the earth!

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Hey Kids, Comics! #207 - Have Yourself a Merry Little Hey Kids, Comics!

• December 1st, 2016

With Christmas fast approaching (as evidenced by the decor that invaded retail establishments as early as October 1 this year), it is time yet again for Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston to share their thougths on what comic book related (and a few not so related) items make ideal gifts for the comic fan in your life.  

It is time again for the Hey Kids, Comics! Christmas Wishlist!

Your holiday hosts proudly share their top picks season for gifts, stocking stuffers, and more to delight every comic fan on your list!  "Hey kids, Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!


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Hey Kids, Comics! #206 - Total Recall

• November 24th, 2016

NOTICE!  This issue of Hey Kids, Comics! has been recalled by the publisher.  Please remove all unsold copies from your racks and cease sales of this issue immediately by order of the publisher.  A Return Authorization Number will be provided by your distributor and a full refund will be issued for all returned copies.  A corrected reprinted edition will ship in the coming weeks that will rectify any and all aspects of this issue that were incorrect, inaccurate, mislabled, offensive, or otherwise would have given cause for necessitating an immediate recall.  We at the JCU apologize for any inconvenience or inturruption of sales this recall return may have caused.  A special gold foil embossed limited edition of this issue will be provided with the replacement copies as a thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Thank you,

Comic Book Bernie Sanders

Editior-in-Chief, JCU Virtual Funny Books

Welcome to the latest issue of HKC! that features an exploration of comic publisher recalls.  Your hosts Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston could not resist "faking" a recall of this issue.  From misprints to page cutting errors, to downright offensive or slanderous material, comic book publishers have had occassion to issue recalls




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Hey Kids, Comics #205 - Strange Days Indeed

• November 17th, 2016

By the Eye of Agammoto, Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth, Ruby Rings of Raggadorr, Ageless Vishanti, the Flames of Faltine, Wonderous Winds of Watoomb, Sons of Satannish, Fangs of Farallah, Shades of the Seraphim, Crimson Bands of Cyttorak, Mystic Moons of Munnopor, and Icy Tendrils of Ikathalon (among others) you are bid welcome to the latest issue of Hey Kids, Comics!

The JediCole Universe is "a magical place" this week as Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston, joined by Lacey Hatfield and Catherine Houston, discuss Marvel Comics' Sorcerer Supreme in comics, television, and film.  

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The Rantcor Pit #57 - The Sansweet Life

• November 16th, 2016

The Rantcor Pit is back, if a couple of days late.  Still, it is out in time to predate the next episode of The Rantcor Pit Live, so that is something in its own right1

This time Your Favorite Star Wars Guys are talking about a legend in collecting circles, author and former LucasFilm Fan Liason, Steven Sansweet.  As a Guiness Book World Record-holder for being the fan with the biggest Star Wars collection, Sansweet has made a mark on the fan and collecting community.  He has written extensively on Star Wars and its collectibles, worked directly with LucasFilm to keep the communication between the studio and the fan base flowing for years in the past and established Rancho Obi-Wan as a showcase that can be toured by fans and collectors.

In addtion to the uber-collector, collecting Star Wars in general is discussed and Eddie gets something out of his system in advance of the live show's upcoming Christmas Wishlist episode.

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