Episode 45 – Of Monsters and Men

Joe Orlan-Doo… where are you?

Humor meets horror once again as the Parliament mixes teens and screams, reviewing Swing with Scooter #12 and the inaugural issue of Stanley and His Monster which, of course, is #109.

Smoke-breathing skeletons, Oksnerian good girls, early Christian Slater, and exactly what it takes to get Arnold Drake to remove his hat.

Bejabbers!

Episode 44 – Have I Got a Story for You!

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before…

It’s story time with the Parliament as we roll out the Peril, reviewing tales from three different ages with Comic Cavalcade #22, Sensation Comics #107, and The Unexpected #106.

Hitchhiking ghost kids, boomin’ ice queens, floating Johnny heads, and more lying lies than a liar can lie about.

Believe it… or not!

Episode 43 – South of the Border

¡Esta aqui, Esteban, mira!

Es hora de que el Parlamento Mexicano, as we tear down the wall between Boston and Cleveland (and possibly El Paso) to give you a veritable Deadman’s Chest of reviews, covering both Strange Adventures #’s 211 and 212.

Whether your preference is a touch of evil, or a liberal amount of Neal Adams, this one is guaranteed to straddle that border.

To sum up in a single word: Strategery.

Episode 42 – Life, the DC Universe and Everyone

What, us worry?

It’s time for your very own personal potrzebie as the parliament digs shallow this week and comes up with a mad, mad, mad, mad review of The Inferior Five #6.

A feast of fools, the merry old king of Limbo, and more bops on tops with lollipops than you can swing a drafting table at.

This one changes everything… or my name isn’t Etoain Shrdlu!

Episode 41 – Something Old, Something New

Dear Editor: Are you guys hiring?

It’s time for a little bronze-age parli-mentoring, as Julius Schwartz makes a solemn vow to raise a better protégé than Mort Weisinger. Decide if he succeeded following a review of little Mike Friedrich’s freshman effort from The Spectre #3.

Elderly men in hotel rooms, Roman war helmets, California T-bones, and magenta thigh-highs: truly 1968 was a more innocent time… or my name isn’t:

WILDCAT!

Episode 40 – Requiem for a Teen

It’s 10 PM… do you know where your Titans are?

Why, they’re right here, listening to a Haney-rific Kashdan-tacular as the parliament offers reviews both of their animated adventures from The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure, and their darker turn from Teen Titans #14.

So limbo lower and twist like a half-hulk, as the TT’s are forced to confront their doubts, their fears, and their little green onesies.

Holy Phantasmagoria!

Episode 39 – Thirteen Thrice, Three Times as Nice

It’s three, Three, THREE eps in one!

Read along as the parliament presents their very first done-in-one trade paperback review, cleverly combining episodes 13, 14, and 15 into a DC Digest Condensed presentation of Justice League of America: Zatanna’s Search.

Talking backward, backward talking, looking forward, and awkward looking (we’re talking about you, Warlock of Ys), it’s a walk down memory lane that still feels brand new.

And that’s how the trick is done!

Episode 38 – You Better Run

Cross out all that do not apply:

A (doctor/monk/circus aerialist) is (falsely accused/given months to live/murdered) and must travel (to a foreign land/town to town/in the bodies of others) in his endless search for (a cure/his brother/the real killer).

Join the parliament as they explore the literary, cinematic, and broadcast influences on our favorite raging revenant, Boston Brand, ranging from Jean Valjean to Edd “Kookie” Byrnes with everything in between, including a review of Thomas’s very first Deadman story from Strange Adventures #210.

Don’t walk… run!

Episode 37 – You’re a Teen One, Mr. Ginch

…aaaaand a rook, in a pear treeeeee!

Egg up some nog and yule down a log, as the Parliament closes out the year in holiday style, reviewing a zany Bob Haney take on a Dickens classic in Teen Titans #13.

Guest appearances galore, as everyone from the Whos down in Whoville to that other fab foursome from across the pond drop by for some holiday cheer and a choice seat at the first annual parliamentary Christmas pageant.

And that, Stanley Dover, is what Christmas is all about!

Episode 36 – The Only 12¢ Now-Cast

A musical episode??? Well… at least it’s not a clip show.

Listen in as the parliament plays some of DC’s deep cuts into the mod music scene with an overview of Swing with Scooter, and reviews of both Teen Beat #1 and Teen Beam #2.

Whether you’re a vampiric Illya Kuryakin, a bare-bottomed circus boy, or the Master Mage Jimmy Page, trust us when we tell you that this episode still has enough magic to cast its spell over even the most terrif of Teenys.

It’s ginchy!