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 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 35 – When Worlds Did Collide

It’s parliamentary alchemy as silver melds with bronze to create podcast gold.

Join us for a spectre-acular transition through the ages as we provide an overview of both The Spectre #1 and The Brave and the Bold #75, then give a full-on review of The Spectre #2.

Learn about motorpool safety from Murphy Anderson, ionic air trails from Gardner Fox, the contents of Julius Schwartz’s pockets from Neal Adams, and TPOR podcast’s Facebook address from Thomas and Melanie.

All this… still for 3 cents less bronze!

Episode 34 – As God Is My Witness, I Thought Turkeys Could Fly

All it’s gonna take is your complete cooperation… absolute secrecy… and twenty live turkeys.

Steal a drumstick and have a second helping of Brztalian Kulak, as the Parliament interrupts your regularly scheduled podcast to bring you a special holiday presentation, reviewing All-Star Comics #2 and JSA #54.

Whether you prefer Alan Light or the Dark Knight, this one is guaranteed to have more breast meat than any other Norman Rockwell homage. All this, plus Geoff Johns’s Dane Cook impression.

Oh, the humanity.

Episode 28 – When the Carnival Is Over…

Is this the end of the Parliament?!?!

Listen in as we shed off our shiny silver outer coat and spin a summer long bronze age cocoon. Metaphoric and metamorphic… now that’s class.

So curl up in your Fox den and let the Schwartz be with you, and always remember – no matter what you believe:

Science says you’re wrong.”

Episode 25 – Six Ways to Sunday

Sunrise, sunset… sun death!

Join the Parliament for some good old fashioned body-swapping fun as they take a ghost of a chance, then bid farewell to a prince of a man, reviewing Showcase #64 and House of Secrets #80.

It’s the beginning of the end of the beginning as we start to say goodnight, Irene…

…Vartanoff, that is.

Episode 22 – When Worlds Didn’t Collide

Who is Gardner F. Fox and why is he saying these terrible things to me?

Fire up some sand grains and put those cyrotubers on ice, as the Parliament kicks off Memorial Day with a slangariffic Silver Age Spectre-acular, reviewing Justice League of America #’s 46 and 47.

Whether it’s a gesture of peace from a Dark Knight sans cowl, or some hearty glad-handing by a zombified friend of the people, this one won’t rest until the immortal question is answered of why we can’t all get along.

Like peace, man! Real peace!

Episode 21 – The Night Is Mine Again…

Get with it, Frampton… you ain’t seen nothin’ ’til you seen The Spectre come alive!

Join the Parliament on a grim journey through the ages with reviews of More Fun Comics #’s 54 and 75 and Showcase #61 as the revenant ghost of Jim Corrigan confronts not only the devil himself, but a threat far worse… the unholy humor of Percival Popp, the Super-Cop.

What does the foghorn say? Dig this offer, and you’ll find out, delivered straight to your cell.

I’m looking at you, Leonard Tirado of Saratoga Springs, NY.

Episode 20 – The Edge of a New Frontier

The Parliament pauses in their Silver Age reviews to remember an artist who truly captured its spirit.

Join us as we look back on the career of Darwyn Cooke, with a magical interlude from The New Frontier #6 and his own “secret origin” from Solo #5.

Per the announcement on darwyncooke.blogspot.com, his family directs memorial donations to:

The Canadian Cancer Society – http://convio.cancer.ca/site/TR?px=6843246&fr_id=20868&pg=personal
and Hero Initiative – http://www.heroinitiative.org

Episode 19 – He’s Heeeere!

Pssst… you there… closer… closer… BOO!

After about a ten episode tease, the Parliament finally meets the character that it took the combined efforts of Julius Schwartz, Alfred Harvey, Jules Feiffer, and little Michael Uslan to revive.

Lean in close to hear the whispered episode that Joe’s Podcast.com rated “More Spooky” with reviews of the Spectre’s Silver Age revival in Showcase #60 and his brutal Golden Age origin from More Fun Comics #’s 52 and 53.

Still not convinced? Well, get with it. No, seriously… get with it.