Episode 49 – “D” Is for Lots of Things

See Dick edit. Edit, Dick, edit!

It’s a parliamentary welcome for the Young Turk himself, Mr. Dick Giordano, as he leads the Charlton Charge and we review one of his sterling editorial efforts with the continuing story of Deadman from Strange Adventures #213.

Whether you fancy some hatching, crosshatching, or even a moderate stippling, this journey through the miasma is guaranteed to shake out the brain monsters.

Now that’s what I call a freak out!

Episode 48 – It’s About Space

Oh… my… god, Becky… look at her butt!

Join the parliament for a bit more Legionnaire business as they review another story of the teenagers from the future written by a teenager from the past, with part two of the Mordru the Merciless saga from Adventure Comics #370.

A claustrophobic conjurer calls a kangaroo court against a mind-wiped farm boy, a chauvinistic brush-salesman, a girl in shower-proof body makeup, and a redheaded spitfire with the most repulsive bottom-half you’ve ever seen.

Trust us: when a girl walks in with a stripey little waist, and a pointy thing in your face… you get stung!

Episode 47 – It’s About Time

Look! Out on the lake! It’s a bird… it’s a plane… it’s… Mordru on a Jet Ski?

It’s a thousand years if it’s a day as the parliament is joined by Paul French of The Legion of Substitute Podcasters for a 31st century primer, then sets the controls for 1968 and a review of Adventure Comics #369.

Unrequited crushes on fictional bobby soxers, small town weirdness magnets, the world’s tallest Shooter, and the truth about why Mark Waid is inspired by girls in sewer pipes.

You won’t get that from any School-a-tron!

Episode 46 – With One Stone

Black is black and white is white – the more they meet the more they fight.

The parliament is once again in session, banging the gavel of heavy-handed verbosity with a “torn from the headlines” review of a sweater-vested Hawk and a bow-tied Dove from Showcase #75.

Ditko, Giordano, Infantino and Skeates – one of these things may not be like the others, but will he compromise?


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.


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:


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!