Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Happy 75th Wonder Woman: War of the Gods #1 (Sep. 1991)


On this episode, I wanted to acknowledge the 75th anniversary of one of comics' most important characters, Wonder Woman!  About a year back I recorded a 75th birthday special for Green Lantern (it was very early in my podcasting career, so listen at your own risk), in which I looked back at how GL's 50th anniversary was celebrated.

I wanted to do something similar for Diana, so I'll be having a look back at War of the Gods, which was not only a 50th anniversary celebration, but was also meant to crown George Perez's groundbreaking 5 year run on the character.  I don't consider the event to be a success, but it still does hold a special place in my heart.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Reboot Review 17: Legion of Super-Heroes #74 & Legionnaires #31 (Nov. 1995)


This time out, I'll be providing a recap and commentary to parts 2 & 3 of the 3-part x-over between Superboy and the Legion titles, from November, 1995!

Will Valor finally be released from the Stasis Zone?  Which old Superboy villain has survived 1000 years only to confront his foe and the Legion on a distant planet?  How will Superboy and the Legion fare against the Philosopher's Stone?  Believe me, this ain't Hogwarts!  To find out the answers to these questions and more, you can:

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Air Fighters: Steve Savage, The Balloon Buster - All-American Men of War #112 (Dec. 1965)


In this episode, I'll be circling back to one of the main inspirations for this show, Steve Savage the Balloon Buster!  Despite the very few appearances made by this obscure DC war hero, some of the top names in comics worked on his feature, and it really produced some top notch genre stories.  Check out a recap of the Maverick Ace's very 1st adventure and,

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Reboot Review 16: Superboy #21 (Nov. 1995)


In this episode of Reboot Review, I'll be providing a little recap to the 1st of a 3-part x-over between Superboy and the Legion titles, from November, 1995!

Plus, I'll be providing a very brief character overview of Valor, a central figure to this special x-over, and arguably the 'most important hero in the universe!'

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Where's the Trade? Jonny Quest (1986)


This time out, I'm revisiting a feature from when I'm the Gun was strictly a blog called 'Where's the Trade?'  There's a ton of great uncollected material out there, for one reason or another, and this feature asks the titular question.

I don't admit to having any answers to this question, this feature is merely just a way to highlight a title or run of issues that I'm particularly excited about - in this case, I'll be talking about the Jonny Quest series, published by Comico back in the mid-80s.

This series had a lot going for it, not the least of which was a great creative team, led by writer William Messner-Loebs, and at least for the title's 1st year, or so, a rotation of artists that reads like a Who's Who of the best illustrators in comics.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Reboot Review 15: Legion of Super-Heroes #73 & Legionnaires #30 (Oct. 1995)


Lightning strikes in this episode of Reboot Review, which recaps Legion of Super-Heroes #73 & Legionnaires #30, spotlighting (ex)Legionnaire, Live Wire!  Plus, a subplot involving the reintroduction of a very important & Valor-ous Legion character EXPLODES!

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Scroll down to see some images from these issues, and be sure to check out previous Reboot Reviews on iTunes.  Also, I'm the Gun in now available on Google Play!

Interested in talking more Legion?  Email me at: imthegun@gmail.com, or hit me up on Twitter: @marksweeneyjr

Thanks for listening!

Theme created using a sample of 'Shotgun' by Duran Duran

A mega-moment for Triad

'Lightning Lord' springs his little bro' from the slammer

Maimed by Mekt

Wonder Twins power activate!

Next stop - the 20th century!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Ms. Tree Theatre - Ms. Tree Special #10 (1992)


This time out, I'll be test-driving a new feature called 'Ms. Tree Theatre' which will recap & recall the adventures of hard-boiled private investigator Ms. Michael Tree.  Created by mystery writer Max Allan Collins and illustrator Terry Beatty, Ms. Tree had a long running series published by a number of independent comics companies, and finished out her comics career with a run of 10 quarterlies/specials published by DC Comics.

Along with special guest Professor Alan Middleton of the Relatively Geeky Podcast Network, I'll be taking a look at Ms. Tree Special #10, which to date, has been Ms. Tree's last comics appearance.

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This episode is part of a x-over with Relatively Geeky, so be sure to check out, the Quarter Bin Podcast #76, on which I join the Professor to talk about Ms. Tree Special #9.

Scroll down to see a few images from . . . Special #10 below, and check out previous episodes of I'm the Gun on iTunes.

Thanks for listening!

Theme created using a sample of 'Shotgun' by Duran Duran.  A short clip of 'Theme From Ms. Tree' by Cruisin' was used during the show closing.

The action proper begins with a murder by a mysterious 'negatively colored' Ms. Tree

An amazing coincidence - nemesis/collaborator Don Donnie Muerta shows up in Vietnam

A shocking revelation

Bloody finale

Technically a success, Ms. Tree's final case was a mess

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Reboot Review 14: Legion of Super-Heroes #72 & Legionnaires #29 (Sept. 1995)


Reboot Review is back after a few months' hiatus to begin a recap of the 2nd year of the Legion of Super-Heroes!  This time out we'll be having a look at Legion of Super-Heroes #72 & Legionnaires #29, which feature a eulogy, of sorts, for victims of the White Triangle war, and the re-introduction of an important character from Legion history!

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Scroll down to take a look at some images from these issues, and be sure to check out previous Reboot Reviews on iTunes!

Theme created using a sample of 'Shotgun' by Duran Duran

A crowd gathers to mourn

Tease for old Legion fans - Brande affectionately refers to Cham as 'Son'

Uncharacteristic Cosmic Boy

Insectoid, slightly feminine redesign for an old Legion foe

Mini x-over with Guy Gardner: Warrior

Injected in the forehead with radioactive liquid gold (ouch!)

Bright as the sun, boy!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Shanna Showcase 15: Spidey Super Stories #35 (Sept. 1978)


Shanna Showcase is back with a look at Shanna's team-up with Spider-Man in Spidey Super Stories #35.  SSS was a title aimed squarely at younger readers, and the stories in this issue are particularly silly - and in the grand scheme of things, pretty inessential Shanna reading.  But I'm a total completist, so if you are, too . . .

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Scroll down to see some images from this issue, and check out previous Showcases on iTunes!

Also, I've inserted a promo this time out, for a great new show Xenozoic Xenophiles, so be sure to check that out!

Theme created using a sample of 'Shotgun' by Duran Duran.

Them what prints the news together, does their banking together

Them what saves a bank together, holds up traffic together

The animals choose - Shanna!

Comedy no-brainer - Spidey in an ape suit

From a story called 'The Godmother' - should have been called 'WTF?!'

2 panels and some Hitchcock humor that justify this story's existence

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Air Fighters: Johnny Cloud - All-American Men of War #82 (Dec. 1960)


This time out, I'll be taking a flight back to the dawn of the Silver Age, and having a look at the debut of one DC's longest running war heroes, Johnny Cloud, the Navajo Ace!

Lt. John Cloud battles Nazi fighters and prejudice from his comrades in this treasure from All-American Men of War #82

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Scroll down to images from this issue, and check out older episodes of I'm the Gun on iTunes.

Thanks for listening!

Theme created using a sample of 'Shotgun' by Duran Duran

The nickname 'Chief' follows Johnny around, as does his spirit brother, his namesake Flying Cloud

Johnny Cloud coming up against a wall of enemy fighters

Lessons are learned - or are they?