Comic Culture January 26th

This week Comic Culture hosts Chris Owen and Walter Durajlija discuss the death of one of the Fantastic Four (spoiler in the show! spoiler in the show!), the demise of Wizard Magazine, the Wonder Woman TV series finally finding a station, the end of the Comics Code and as an added bonus  Chris’s cousin Vinnie from Brooklyn drops in to give his review of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Now just kick back, relax and enjoy the show.

Comic Culture is produced by Anthony Falcone and is engineered by James McIntosh.

Enjoy Comic Culture January 26th 2011 Edition:

Walter Durajlija
Walter Durajlija

Walter Durajlija is an Overstreet Advisor and Shuster Award winner. He owns Big B Comics in Hamilton Ontario.

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  1. Hmmm….. must be something screwy with the computer I’m using. I downloaded it and tried the media player, and got cut off at the 36 min mark both times 🙁

  2. Hi Chris and Walt. Very enjoyable comic and social commentary guys.
    Regarding Shazam ….. He wasn’t more popular then Superman. Actually, it was Captain Marvel who was the bigger and more successful character. The Captain Marvel movie serial is still considered a classic.
    Shazam was the magical phrase that Bill would utter to transform into Captain Marvel.
    By the third or forth lawsuit, DC finally convinced Fawcett to leave the comic book buisness.
    In the 1960’s the copyright to the name Captain Marvel lapsed, so Marvel purchased it.
    In the 70’s DC (who had acquired Fawcetts publishing rights) had to rename this character Shazam in order to publish his new adventures. Unfortunately the new comic didn’t capture the adventure and whimsy of the original character.
    There was an early 1970’s TV hit…but the producers replaced the lead actor after season number one, and this seemed to affect viewer-ship and the show was cancelled…
    My recollection of Wizard magazine gaining popularity was their focus on the Then emerging Image and Valiant comics of the time….and the very popular talent they employed…ie Jim Lee, Todd MCfarlene et al
    Good fun guys. Keep up the good work.
    Oh and remember , DELL comics makes good comics…! and never required the comic code approval.
    Interesting Harvey comics had to have the comic approval stamp….perhaps because Harvey had published some awesome horror books…and their kid stuff had little devil,ghosts and witches !

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