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Darren Watts

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  1. Hero never came *close* to Vampire in sales. If we were ever "upper middle" it was because there are so many kitchen-table operations. dw
  2. Guns! Pockets! Capes a mile long! Gritted teeth and no feet! That's right, True Believers, this week Explain This Comics Guys!! takes on the History of Image Comics Part One and it's rat-tails and knife-pistols everywhere around here!! https://explainthis.podbean.com/ dw
  3. I have been remiss in not reminding those of you enjoying #WandaVision that Explain This!! did a full episode on Wanda and Pietro and their complicated history way back in August, which you can of course find here: Explain This Comics Guys (podbean.com) dw
  4. OK, True Believers, after even-more-than-usual technical difficulties, Explain This, Comics Guys!! is back on the air with episode #18, DC Does Marvel (And Vice Versa!) This one explains all of the different non-trademark-violating versions of each other's characters the Big Two use to get their respective titans to clash!! Learn about the Eggs-Men!! Thrill to a repeat appearance by Tasker's dog!! And enjoy my unrehearsed response to the death of Blue Jay!! It's all happening at Explain This Comics Guys (podbean.com) dw
  5. Well, anybody besides the very small number of people who have done so... dw
  6. So what could I possibly do to convince you to check out this podcast? dw
  7. After the champagne is put away, maybe take a moment and check out our dopey little comicbook podcast. Our latest episode is "Jack Kirby Vs. The World," in which we discuss how a man so universally admired as an artist and liked as a person kept finding himself battling the people he worked with. https://explainthis.podbean.com/
  8. I think we're going to put up Kirby next week, and I'm currently nearing the end of writing/researching the History of Image, which will take at least 2 eps and maybe 3. Tasker and I are also in the down times recording our character-by-character look at the unsung and misunderstood members of the Avengers. Dunno when those will go up - probably when cons come back and time becomes a pressure again. dw
  9. You've become part of a bigger universe, you just don't know it yet. Explain This, Comics Guys!! returns with the grand finale of our History of Marvel Comics, telling the tale of the Celluloid Age of Marvel! Expect a few more wild swings of fate before we get there, though. https://explainthis.podbean.com/
  10. Hark! The herald angels and whatnot are singing about a Christmas miracle - Explain This, Comics Guys!! has a new episode up a day early!! Please join us for a jam-packed History of Marvel Part IV, featuring Jim Shooter Vs. The World. The glad tidings are over here: Explain This Comics Guys (podbean.com) And you can bring us some figgy pudding over here: www.patreon.com/ExplainThis_ComicsGuys Happy holidays!!
  11. "I’ve wrestled with alligators, I’ve tussled with a whale. I done handcuffed lightning And threw thunder in jail." Sounds like a guy who could fight Superman! This week, Explain This, Comics Guys!! takes on "Superman Vs. Muhammad Ali," certainly one of the strangest and most wonderful comics ever made. Explain This Comics Guys (podbean.com)
  12. There's a new Explain This, Comics Guys!! episode brought to you by our engineering department battling through plague, famine, firestorms, dinosaurs, and walking uphill in the snow both directions! Just to bring you tales of the early days of the Bullpen in Marvel History Part III, so you better appreciate it! Explain This Comics Guys (podbean.com)
  13. Joe Simon, Nick Cardy, Ramona Fradon, and Jack Cole. And lordy, yes second Neal Adams. dw
  14. As we head into the long dark winter, be of good cheer, because there is a brand new Explain This., Comics Guys!! episode every other Wednesday. This week, our History of Marvel finally makes it all the way to Fantastic Four #1! https://explainthis.podbean.com/ dw
  15. Hey all! Every year I run the panel track for a convention called Metatopia. This year, since we've gone virtual, we're not restricted to guests we can actually get to shlep out to New Jersey, and so I have managed to arrange for several of my (and Hero's) dearest friends to turn up: Steve, Jason, Bruce Harlick, Rod Currie, Storn Cook, Brad McDevitt, Melissa Gay, along with literally hundreds of other tabletop luminaries doing panels, roundtables and seminars on various topics. And best of all, it's free! So what are you waiting for? Register now and put the dang thing on your calendar! https://www.dexposure.com/m2020.html
  16. Just in time for Hallowe'en, it's a spoopy new Explain This, Comics Guys!! In this muck-encrusted episode we explain the connections between various swamp monsters, and how they all owe a debt to a single sci-fi short story from 1940. Join us for, "The Children of It!!" https://explainthis.podbean.com/
  17. Excelsior, True Believers! Explain This, Comics Guys!! returns with the best comics podcast since old Bill Shakespeare hung up his headphones! Join us for part one of the History of Marvel Comics!!! https://explainthis.podbean.com/ Very kind, Spence! We've talked about doing a game one someday once we feel like Explain This is on solid ground, but as you say it's pretty time-consuming to do all the research, scripting and recording and we're not making much on it yet. Thank the current pandemic for us having the spare time at all to try this out! dw
  18. Look! Over at Explain This!! It's two nerds, it's a podcast, it's Supergirl!! https://explainthis.podbean.com/
  19. Definitely on the list - we already have a Kirby one recorded but not yet released, and Ditko will get one soon. I'm recording parts 3 and 4 of Marvel's history tomorrow, so the whole bullpen era will get a bit of time in 3 (it took 2 full eps just to get to Fantastic Four #1!) dw
  20. Face front, True Believers! Explain This, Comics Guys!! takes on the tragedy of Siegel and Shuster and the battle for Superman in our latest episode! https://explainthis.podbean.com/
  21. It's an alternate Wednesday, which means Explain This!! is back with the final part of our History of DC Comics! https://explainthis.podbean.com/
  22. Explain This, Comics Guys!! returns with our sixth spectacular episode, picking up the History of DC with the Silver Age debut of Barry Allen and carrying through into the early 80s!! Don't be the last kid on your block to be in on the hippest podcast in town. Swing on over to listen here: https://explainthis.podbean.com/ and please consider helping helping out victims of the DC Implosion here: https://www.patreon.com/ExplainThis_ComicsGuys
  23. Face front, True Believers! Explain This, Comics Guys!! returns today with Marvel's merry occasional mutants, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. Wait til you find out who their parents are now!!! https://explainthis.podbean.com/
  24. Back again with our fourth episode, "History of DC Comics Part II". This one takes us from the introduction of Batman all the way up to Showcase #4 and Barry Allen ushering in the Silver Age. Here's that link again: https://explainthis.podbean.com/ And we're passing the virtual hat over here: www.patreon.com/ExplainThis_ComicsGuys Thanks for listening! dw
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