Hey Kids, Comics! #52 - Continuity is Not Absolute: I Didn't We Know We Had One of These!

Does your favorite super-hero have his back to the wall with no hope in sight?  Don't worry, there is always a short term continuity fix to fall back on!  Preparing for sweeping change in the direction a character's path is leading?  Just retrofit the past to explain away the future!  

Yes, retconning isn't just for bringing back a beloved character lost to death or circumstance, it also comes in handy when you just need something to happen that won't make sense otherwise.  Andrew and Cole tackle some of the most obvious and the most obscure instances of retrofitting toward a given end in comics in the latest chapter of "Continuity is Not Absolute".

JCU Sunday Funnies #16

Want to see Bobby Blakey's art and his own humor?  Check out six years worth of his strip "Last Stop" right here!

Whadjathink? - Pacific Rim

Rim Shot!

Welcome to the latest installment of Whadjathink?, Mrs. JediCole’s periodic movie review/discussion podcast.  This time the Guillermo Del Toro mega monster epic Pacific Rim is the focus and Dallas area artist and film critic Bobby Blakey takes his permanent place as co-host for this show.  JCU fans will be familiar with the multi-talented Bobby as the artist of “You Are Here”.

Bobby and Catherine are joined by veteran podcaster and all around film fan Rick Gutierrez of The United States of Geekdom.  Listen in as this trio of cinephiles “go big” with the rough and tumble kaiju giant monsters versus massive robotic jaeger warriors tour de force that is Pacific Rim!  

As always with this show, spoilers abound.  No one is reigning in any information at all so, if you don't want to know anything before you see the movie,  you had best wait to listen until after you have gone to the theater!


Hey Kids, Comics! #51 - Continuity is Not Absolute: Nothing Lasts Forever

If there is one thing you can count on when it comes to continuity in comics it is that continuity in comics is something you can't count on!

Welcome to the beginning of the second year of Hey Kids, Comics! and our first new story arc, "Continuity is Not Absolute".  In this issue Andrew and Cole discuss how the flow of continuity is an ever-changing aspect of comics.  Be it from editorial mandate or a total lack of editorial foresight, many a beloved character or story is altered or made irrelevant.  How can there truly be said to be a legitimate history in any given comic universe when any and all aspects thereof are subject to change at a whim?

Prepare yourself for a journey into the world of the retcon!

Hardcore comic book buffs may recognize that this story arc's title is a play on the tagline for Valiant Comics' 1992 cross-company crossover Unity, "Time is Not Absolute".

JCU Sunday Funnies #15

Want to see Bobby Blakey's art and his own humor?  Check out six years worth of his strip "Last Stop" right here!

Whadjathink? - The Lone Ranger

Empire of the Fun

Welcome to the installment of Mrs. JediCole's new show, Whadjathink?  Catherine “Mrs. JediCole” Houston, along wiht JediCole himself (for this episode) and one special guest talk up a current film they have seen very recently.

This time Catherine and Cole are joined by 501st Legion member and all around geek David Petty.  The topic of discussion this outing is the return to the big screen in a most unusual way of a western icon in The Lone Ranger!  This informal group will discuss both the Jonny Depp and Armie Hammer wild western, but also the concept of going to the movies because it is fun!  As always with this show, intimate details of the film in question will be part of the discussion, so be warned, spoilers abound.  If you have not seen this movie and do not want anything revealed that you don’t already know, please bookmark this show and listen to it when you have seen The Lone Ranger for yourself. 

SPOILER ALERT!  You have been warned.  Now enjoy the show!

Hey Kids, Comics! Annual #1: The Best Comic I Ever Read

Podcaster, artists, and fans!  Oh my!  That’s who we have on board for the very first Hey Kids, Comics! Annual

Fifty-one issues (including our introductory #0) and a year have passed since Andy launched this unique approach to podcasting about comics.  In that time we have sought to help expand the experience of reading, collecting, and, above all, enjoying comics.  And now Andrew and Cole have invited some friends of ours to join us with their own personal experiences as comic book readers.  “The Best Comic I Ever Read” is the theme and our myriad guests each have a tale to tell with this in mind.

Everybody has a favorite.  Be it a single stand-out issue or a title that has always delivered, comic book fans all have a story to tell when it comes to their top book.  The subject matter runs the gamut from mini-series to individual stories to amazing story arcs that took a title in a whole new direction.  This invitational special should give some insights into some of the best that the industry has offered and perhaps inform your next pursuit of a really worthwhile read.  

Special thanks to our guests Bobby Blakey, Catherine Houston, Eddie Medina, Jason Dilworth, Josh Alpert, Kelly Long, and Rick Gutierrez for sharing their insights and experiences with some amazing comics.

JCU Sunday Funnies #14

Want to see Bobby Blakey's art and his own humor?  Check out six years worth of his strip "Last Stop" right here!

JCU Sunday Funnies #13

Want to see Bobby Blakey's art and his own humor?  Check out six years worth of his strip "Last Stop" right here!

Hey Kids, Comics #50 - The Year of Living Comicsly

Has it truly been a year?!

Well it seems it has.  And what great timing, the first anniversary of Hey Kids, Comics! dovetailed nicely with our milestone 50TH issue!  Yes, we realize that technically this is our 51st if you factor in #0, but just let us take that bit of artistic license here as Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston join forces yet again and reflect on a full year of making Andy’s comic book podcast dream a reality. 
From humble beginnings amidst the recurring United States of Geekdom and The JediCole Universe feature Collector Sector to finding our feet way back when with the rather tentative #0 issue, there is a  lot to talk about this week.  Insights abound as Andy discusses how this show got started, the challenges and triumphs of bringing it to life, and what goes into making an episode of the JCU’s number one podcast.  And it all leads up to (after a mere week off for a breather) the first ever Hey Kids, Comics! Annual

So enjoy this memoir of HKC! year one with an eye on the new frontier ahead.  


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