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Pulp Novels Make For ‘The Greatest Adventure #1’ On The Wednesday Run

I was introduced to Tarzan of the Apes through the Ballantine softcover publications of the Edgar Rice Burroughs pulp classics.

My father had collected and read collected those books during the mid-to-late 1970’s. in the early 1980’s, I found them on the shelf, dusted them off, and stared at the covers for what seemed like forever! The Beasts of Tarzan, Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar, Tarzan Triumphant and Tarzan and the Leopard Men, as well as the others, are remembered very, very fondly.

Those covers by artist extraordinaire, Neal Adams, leapt off the page with thrills, menace and dramatic excitement! They introduced me to pulp adventure and fueled my imagination, leading me towards a burgeoning love of the fantasy and science fiction genres.

They also cemented a common pop culture bond between father and son.

Through Tarzan, other Burroughs classics came to my attention, chiefly, the strange and fascinating worlds of Barsoom and Pellucidar and all the characters that inhabited those continents.

Today sees a childhood imagination rekindled with the intermingling of disparate characters in the pop culture world of comic books.

Of course, that series would need to have the greatest pulp title ever devised…and it does with: The Greatest Adventure #1!
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The Make Mine Magic Podcast: Dancing with the Stars

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The Biff Bam Pop! Podcast Network presents The Make Mine Magic Podcast, featuring Jennifer Walker and Glenn Walker talking about Disney, parks, movies, travel advice, characters, games, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, Studio Ghibli, etc., if it’s Disney, it’s fair game! This week, it’s Disney Night on “Dancing with the Stars.” See and hear more after the jump.

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The GAR! Podcast: Neil Vokes – The Camden Comic Con 2016 Interview

gar1The Biff Bam Pop! Podcast Network presents The GAR! Podcast, the Glenn Walker and Ray Cornwall weekly podcast where they talk unrehearsed about whatever happens to come to mind. It’s an audio-zine for your mind, a nerd exploration of a nerd world, coming to you from across the vastness of suburban New Jersey via Skype.

This week, we’re recorded live from the 2016 Camden Comic Con, and interviewing the legendary comics artist and writer Neil Vokes, co-creator of Eagle and Death’s Dark Angel. You may also know his work from The Black Forest, The Wicked West, and Parliament of Justice. He is one of the best black and white artists to ever grace the form, and over the years has even tried his hand at Superman, Spider-Man, and Tarzan. See and hear more after the jump.

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Actor Trading Cards: Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie
MARGOT ROBBIE

Born: July 2, 1990 in Dalby, Queensland, Australia
Height: 5’6

Personal Quote:

“I was always very dramatic – my family would probably use the word ‘dramatic’ – as a child; always putting on performances, making everyone come watch.”

Did You Know?

Auditioned for Susan Storm/The Invisible Woman in Fantastic Four (2015) which went to Kate Mara.

 

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The Radio Adventures of Superman

radio1This week the much anticipated Man of Steel opens, ushering in a brave new era for Superman on the silver screen. But the Man of Steel is a man of many media, and after being around for 75 years, not all of them still exist. Case in point, old time radio.

Did you know that Superman starred in his own radio series for over eleven years? Come with me after the jump and learn about the radio “Adventures of Superman!”

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This Will Make You: Happy! #1 But You’ll Need A Loan For Joe Kubert’s Tarzan Of The Apes: Artist’s Edition On The Wednesday Run – September 26, 2012

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Image Comic, one of the “independent” publishing companies, keeps on knocking new comic book series’ out of the park! Their titles have been making the headlines across the top of Wednesday Run columns throughout 2012 – and today, September 26, is no different.

But there are two picks to choose from this week. One that will be sure to put a smile on your face (it’s in the title of the new series, after all) and one that you might have to mortgage your house in order to purchase (but worth every penny of interest you’ll have to pay)!

Choice is a good thing, right? Check them out after the jump!

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Reboots – What Are They Thinking?

Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man

I’m old. I’ve seen three different Godzillas, three distinct Batmans, three versions of Charlie’s Angels, three takes on Doctor Who, at least three DC Universes, two cinematic Spider-Mans and at least half a dozen each of Sherlock Holmes and Tarzan. Franchise characters tend to exist in their own universe, whether bound by copyright or movie rights or just the nature of their worlds. Sometimes, the creative powers that be will restart that universe over again. This is called a reboot. What is it about reboots? Why do they keep happening, and why do they work? Let’s find out after the jump.

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Biff Bam Pop Remembers Comic Book Legend Joe Kubert (1926-2012)

Dreamer. Artist. Creator. Inspiration. Teacher. Legend. Only a handful of appropriate words that describe Joe Kubert. Sadly, Joe Kubert passed away yesterday at the age of 85.

A prolific artist, Kubert started in comic books in the early 1940s and continued to draw up until earlier this year. He was best known for the co-creation of World War II hero, Sgt. Rock. He would go on to draw other heroes, such as Enemy Ace, The Viking Prince, Hawkman, and Tarzan, putting his unique mark on all of them. Not only did he influence many great artists through his artwork, he founded The Kubert School in the late 1970s that has and continues to produce fine talent.

Joe Kubert’s legacy will live on through his sons Andy and Adam, those inspired by or taught by him, and his many, many fans. Rest in Peace, Mr. Kubert.

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