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Episode 37 - That's Something That Flips His Skirt - Week of 11/9/16

The Fellowship of the Geeks Podcast

Release Date: 11/06/2016

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More Episodes

The Fellowship is pleased to present a discussion of anthologies in comics, and how they're not as common as they used to be. We try to get a handle on why that's the case, just to realize that we were the target audience from the start. And as always, our picks of the week.

 

What we're up to this week:

Knights of the Dinner Table magazine [note: I said 10 years, but it's probably more like 25]

Ghost Adventures (Travel Channel show) with some local connotations

Getting caught up on side projects

 

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The Bronze Age Babies article that inspired this week's topic

And we list a bunch of anthology titles, once we start thinking about it

 

[Also, apologies if the background noise is too annoying; I just got a new microphone and I'm working out the kinks. -m]

 

Picks for the week of 11/9:

The Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #1

Glitterbomb #3

Namesake #1

Mother Panic #1

Green Valley #2

Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #4

Honorable Mention: Adam Strange: The Silver Age volume 1

Honorable Mention: The Mummy #1 (as in the Universal Monster)

Honorable Mention: Spirit Hunters #1 (callback to the beginning)

 

Shoutouts:

Manny the Martyr

#PodernFamily

You, dear listeners!

 

Question of the Week: What character would you like to see in an anthology? Let us know on social media!

 

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