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Apr 16, 2017

The Fellowship is pleased to present our discussion, assisted by artist/podcaster Eddie Medina, of comics crossovers with toys. This was big in the '80s, so we get a bit nostalgic at times. But we got a few new ones in too, not to mention a couple of tangents. And as always, our picks of the week.

 

What we're up to this week:

Catching up on Knights of the Dinner Table and finding in it the Evil Overlord List

Will Save the Galaxy for Food, The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains, and The Monster of Phantom Lake: The Musical

Finished up the art for Kingdom Comics Presents #4 - the Sir Caliburn story

Also reading Sgt Fury Essentials volume 1

Starting to write a new story - ideas come, but the writing part is hard (podcasts as a block breaker?)

 

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List of toys that spawned comics (or vice versa):

GI Joe

Shogun Warriors

Dungeons & Dragons (more game than toy, but lots of comics came from it)

Atari Force

Masters of the Universe

Transformers

ROM Space Knight

Marvel Super Heroes: Secret Wars (it really was based on the toy line)

Ninjago (a Lego property that put out a series of mini graphic novels and other early reader books)

Twisted ToyFare Theater (from the page of ToyFare magazine - fumetti style comics, which is word balloons over photos of toys)

[Note: on the Robot Chicken DC Special tangent, there are three specials. -m]

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

 

Picks for the week of 4/19:

Namwolf #1

Dead Inside #5

Failsafe #1

World Reader #1

Royal City #2

Spirit Hunters #6

Honorable Mention: Resident Alien: The Man With No Name trade

Honorable Mention: The Greatest Adventure #1

 

Shoutouts:

Thanks, Eddie, for hanging out with us - check out his podcast The Rantcor Pit on the Jedi Cole feed

Manny the Martyr - thanks for letting us use your music

#PodernFamily - an awesome group of indie podcasters supporting each other

You, dear listeners! Thanks for listening, and if you haven't yet, subscribe so you won't miss next week's exciting episode :-)

 

Question of the Week: any other toys/comics that you enjoyed as a kid? Let us know on social media!

 

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