Hey Kids, Comics! #246 - I Like Turtles!

• September 22nd, 2017

Way back in 1984 Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird took a gamble that paid off in ways they could have never imagined.  They bet on four turtles, a then obscure reference to Fuedel Japan, and the budding indy comics scene to get a return on investing their life savings.

Did they ever see a return!  This week Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston discuss their creation, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, with none other than Figments and The Rantcor Pit co-host Eddie Medina.  With Eddie as the in-house expert, expect a lot of insights and laughs served on the half-shell.


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Hey Kids, Comics! #245 - The Full Bronty

• September 15th, 2017

You don't have to be a palentologist or a time traveller to encounter dinosaurs and other prehistoric life in comics.  All you have to do is be in a comic book universe because dinosaurs tend to occur in any given time period that they are required.

From lost worlds to time portals to just being a handy plot device, the denizens of the Mezozoic and Cenozoic tend to come out of the (petrified) woodwork!  

Join your hosts Andrew Farmer and lifelong dinosaur enthusiast Cole Houston as they dig into the past appearing in the present or future with an issue all about the dinosaurs of comics!

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Hey Kids, Comics! #244 - Comics…The Final Frontier

• September 8th, 2017

HKC! Date 090817.  These are the voyages of the comic ship Grabass.  It's endless mission to read, collect, and enjoy comics.

Welcome to the latest edition of Hey Kids, Comics!, arriving to you on the 51st anniversary of one of the icons of American entertainment and science fiction, Star Trek!  To celebrate this auspicious occassion, Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston explore the final frontier (and Gene Rodenberry's most famous creation) as it has appeared in comics for a near-uninterupped five decades!

Joining your hosts on this trek is none other than Mrs. JediCole herself, Catherine Houston!

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Hey Kids, Comics! #243 - Cine-Files: Straight Outta Comics

• September 1st, 2017

And so "Cine-Files" comes to its conclusion with a twist on the concept.  

Not content to discuss only movies based specifically on comic book properties, Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston turn the tables and talk about original films that fit the genre without the benfit of source material.  The Rantcor Pit's Eddie Medina joins the fun as each posits a handful of films that fit the theme.

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Hey Kids, Comics! #242 - Cine-Files: DCisions, DCisions

• August 25th, 2017

Hot on the heels of the Marvel-ous movie issue, the latest chapter of "Cine-Files" takes a look at Warner Brothers and the DC Cinematic Universe.


Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston are joined this week by none other than "Do It Yourself" host PJ Dunn aka the Vegabomber!  Brining his considerable movie critic talents to the proceedings, this titanic trio explore the DC moive franchises.  Timing is everything in a week filled to brimming with announcments and conjecture about this disjointed approach to floating a franchise.  

Why does Warner falter where Marvel succeeds? With so many missess and so few hits, that is a compelling question that challenges your hosts this week.  Find out their thoughts on the past, present, and future of DC movies.

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Hey Kids, Comics! #241 - Assembly Required

• August 21st, 2017

The road to an Avengers movie, thought to be an impossibility a decade ago, has abeen a long one!  As has the rocky road from one Marvel Comics based movie to the next.

Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston travel that road in the latest issue of the show and find it a most curious and storied path.  Join them as they explore the films of Marvel Studios as well as, to a lesser degree, Fox and Sony and thier respective hit and miss record with the House of Ideas.

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Hey Kids, Comics! #240 - Cine-Files: Movie Knights

• August 12th, 2017

We're Batman!

There has been no shortage of Batman movies or movie Batmans in the last quarter century.  Technically there have been Batmans since 1943, but the Cine-Files story arc does not stretch back that far.  Nor 1949.  Or indeed, to 1966, either.  Apologies to Lewis Wilson, Robert Lowery, and Adam West - all of whom brought Bruce Wayne's alter ego to the big screen.  

This week Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston take a look at big screen Batman incarnations from Keeton to Aflek and everyone in between.  The character has been brooding and serious, campy and jovial, and even downright murderous over the years.

Join Hey Kids, Comics! on a journey through the Dark Knights in cinema from 1989 through 20016.


We want to issue a very special thank you to batman-online.com , for their extensive work in detailing panel by panel, the comparisons between comic and film!  Way to go, team!



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Hey Kids, Comics! #239 - Cine-Files: The Good, The Bad, and the Confusing

• August 4th, 2017

While an issue about Clint Eastwood Spaghetti Westerns might be compelling, the famed actor/director is not the focus this week.  This due in no small part to there being no known Clint Eastwood comic books.

Instead your hosts are embarcing on a brand new story arc all about super-heroes on the Silver Screen.  This issue launches thing with a look at some of the best, worst, and most obscure comic book based cinema before the arc moves into a handful of solid franchises.

As summer draws to a close it seemed only natural to go out to the movies...

for five weeks in a row!

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Hey Kids, Comics! #238 - This is NOT a Comic Book Show!

• July 29th, 2017

It's more of a toy show, really.  Well, this week it is because Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston are super charged with super-hero toys.  

With a massive number of new releases in Hasbro's amazing action figure line annoucned and teased at San Diego Comic Con, your hosts just had to devote an episode to the collecting extravaganza that begins August 1, 2017!

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Hey Kids, Comics! Summer Fun Supplemental - Exclusively Yours SDCC 2017

• July 23rd, 2017

Yet again this year, San Diego Comic Con exclusives haunt Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston.  Breaking their promise not to bitch about SDCC, the JCU brings you this year's rant about that paricular convention and all the toys!

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