Hey Kids, Comics! #231 - Period Pieces: Drawn Like an Egyptian

• June 9th, 2017

Care to take a trip back in time of say...about 5,000 years?  Then join Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston as they do just that, in comics anyway.  

Welcome to the second issue of the "Period Pieces" story arc in which the ancient Egypt is the focus.  Delving primarily into characters with origins in the distant past of the land of the pyramids, this issue looks at mystic beginnings, time travel, and even the influence and allure of Egypt in the time of the Pharaohs.

 

 

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Hey Kids, Comics! #230 - Period Pieces: The Time Before Time

• June 2nd, 2017

Welcome all to a new story arc for Hey Kids, Comics!  Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston are riding the "time bullet train" to yesteryears for the next five issues.  So what better jumping off point than the age of the dinosaur through that of the dawn of man.  

Prehisotry is a popular period for comics and there are many noteable prehistoric-themed titles and characters up for discussion.  The Rantcor Pit's own Eddie Medina joins the paleolithic fun this outing!

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The Rantcor Pit #64 - Decades: 40 Years of Star Wars Episode IV: The Force Will Be With You…Always

• June 1st, 2017

Cole Houston and Eddie Medina wrap up their four episode tribute to four decades of Star Wars with an exploration of the last ten years.  

For nearly a half-century Star Wars has been a part of the collective consciousness of the world.  Listen to "Your Favorite Star Wars Guys" reminisce about the decade that saw Disney purchase LucasFilm, ushered in the first chapter of the final trilogy and the first stand alone film in the live action francise, spawned a successful new animated television series, and saw the arrival, disappearance, and return of The Rantcor Pit (as well as the addition of The Rantcor Pit Live)!

What memories will Cole and Eddie invoke in you as they journey through tthe most recent years of the Saga (so far).

 

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The Rantcor Pit #63 - Decades: 40 Years of Star Wars Episode III: Into A Larger Worl

• May 26th, 2017

Cole Houston and Eddie Medina proudly bring you the third chapter in their decade by decade tribute to forty years of Star Wars in the world.  

While May 25, 1997 to May 24, 2007 may well be defined as the "Prequel Era", prepare to discover that so much more was going on with the Saga in perhaps the richest decade of them all.  From publications to toys to one of the most enduring events that fans can imagine, this decade truly stands out like a Wookiee at a Jawa party!

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Hey Kids, Comics! #229 - Theater of the Mind

• May 26th, 2017

It is time for Hey Kids, Comics! to turn its attention yet again to the small screen.

This week, Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston devote an extra-long issue of the show to two deeply psychological television shows based on equally psychologically-themed comics.  Yes, it's a "two-fer" with FX's Legion and AMC's Preacher!  DC Comics and Mavwel Comics get equal coverage as each show is examined and compared, to a degree, to its source material.

SPOILER ALERT!  If you have not seen one or both of these series and want to see one or both that you have not, you may wish to set this issue aside until such time as you can take in these amazing shows.  Otherwise, join in on some thoughtful discussion of two of the most thought-full shows ever inspired by top comic books.

 

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The Rantcor Pit #62 - Decades: 40 Years of Star Wars Episode II: Before the Dark Times

• May 20th, 2017

The saga of four decades of Star Wars continues!

Cole Houston and Eddie Medina launch headlong into the seemingly bleak decade when the potential for an "Episode I" was called heavily into question.  Yet despite a lack of new films every three years (as promised back in the late 70s and early 80s), Star Wars remained an essential aspect of contemporary American and international life.

Join your hosts as they highlight those myriad little events that served to keep the Galaxy Far, Far Away close to the hearts of fans until LucasFilm again brought new Star Wars adventures to the big screen.

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Hey Kids, Comics! #228 - Anger Management

• May 19th, 2017

Rage!  Anger!  Fury!  Indignation!  Temper!  Rancor!

Them's some pretty antagonistic words!  But sometimes we must face down such incarnations of inner turmoil to understand them.  Such is the case with the latest issue of the show.

This week Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston take a placid, reflective look at the more brutal demons of our nature - if we are comic book characters.  Anger can manifest itself in a variety of was in the pages of favorite titles and your intrepid hosts strive to explore as many such manifestations, and some of the counter measures to quell them, as an hour would allow.

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Hey Kids, Comics! #227 - The Woman of Themyscira

• May 14th, 2017

Hey kids, its a "Hey Kids, Comics!" sans Andy!

 

This week Cole "JediCole" Houston takes on the hosting reigns with special co-host and JCU favorite Kelly Long!  Andrew may be gone (for a week) but the show goes forward as planned, if a little late.  This outing its all about DC Comics' most iconic female character - Wonder Woman! 

 

The Amazon warrior has been a part of comic book mythos for decades and will soon make her solo cinematic debut.  There simply could be non better topic or better guest host!

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The Rantcor Pit #61 - Decades: 40 Years of Star Wars Episode 1: A More Civilized Age

• May 13th, 2017

After anohter hiatus, and in advance of the bulk of The Rantcor Pit Road Show Summer Invasion Tour, Cole Houston and Eddie Medina make their return to the audio podcast of The Rantcor Pit.  

This episode launches an ambitious four-part series for the month of May which will explore, decade by decade, the first 40 years of Star Wars.  From May 25, 1977 to May 24, 1986, a lot of ground is covered in the decade that saw three feataure films, a Lucas-embarassing Holiday Special, comic books, cartoons, toys, and collectibles into the phenomenon that still continues to captivate fans around the world.

Join your hosts as they begin a journey of personal memories and interesting events during the initial ten years of that "Galaxy Far, Far Away"!

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Hey Kids, Comics! #226 - Expanding a Universe

• May 5th, 2017

When Star Wars turns 40 and "Hey Kids, Comics!" release date falls on May 5, aka Revenge of the Fifth, there simply is nothing for it but to do an episode about "The Star Wars"!

Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston, joined by Eddie Medina of "The Rantcor Pit" examine the phenomeonon of Star Wars through one of Marvel Comics' most successful licensed titles.  From the initial six-issue adaptation of the film to what is arguably the genesis of what would come to be known as the Expanded Universe.  

Disney may have declared that nohting that occured during the 107 regular issues and three anuals (apart from the adaptations of A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back during said run), but that does not dismiss the importance of Marvel's first run of Star Wars comics.  Harken back to 1977-1986 with a celebration of nearly a decade of classic Marvel lore.

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