Bronze Age Book Club

Bronze Age Book Club

Join our panel on a biweekly journey through the Bronze Age of American comic books (1970-1985), one issue at a time! Follow us on twitter @BronzeAgeBooks


February 28, 2020 27 mins
Deathlok! Devil-Slayer! A deep dive into convoluted continuity! Our panel dissects MARVEL SPOTLIGHT #33 (1977), written by David Anthony Kraft with pencils by Rich Buckler, Mike Nasser, Arvell Jones, and inks by Klaus Janson.
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Love is in the air, and the Bronze Age Book Club got is giving you YOUNG LOVE #112 (1974) for Valentine's Day! This 100-page spectacular features the art of Nick Cardy, Win Mortimer, Ric Estrada, and Vince Colletta. Plus, there's "Marc--On the Man's Side," one of the most bizarre letter columns ever!
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January 30, 2020 22 mins
Our panel plays "spot the cameo" when we read that artifact of comics fandom history, THUNDER BUNNY #1 (1984) from Archie Comics' Red Circle imprint, written by Martin Greim with art by Brian Buniak and Frank Giacoia.
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January 16, 2020 24 mins
It's a new year, by Crom! The Book Club's back with CONAN THE BARBARIAN #127, written by J.Mark DeMatteis with art by Gil Kane. All your winter barbarian fashion tips are right here!
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'Tis the season for a holiday-themed anthology! The Book Club unwraps DC SPECIAL SERIES #21 (1980) the SUPER STAR HOLIDAY SPECIAL, featuring Jonah Hex by Michael Fleischer, Dick Ayers and Romeo Tanghal; Batman by Denny O'Neil, Frank Miller and Steve Mitchell; The House of Mystery by Bob Rozakis, Romeo Tanghal, and Dan Adkins; Sgt. Rock by Robert Kanigher, Ayers and Tanghal; and the Legion of Super-Heroes by Paul Levitz, Jos...
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November 27, 2019 25 mins
Did Neanderthals wear high waisted loincloths? Jason, Robert, and Trey get pseudo-anthropological as they unearth KORG: 70,000 B.C. #9 (1976) by Pat Boyette.
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November 13, 2019 28 mins
I think we're all bozos on this podcast! Robert, Jason, Trey, and Jim turn on to the weird world of 70s Steve Gerber with DEFENDERS vol. 1 #34 (1976) with art by Sal Buscema and Jim Mooney. Evil fawns, self-help groups run by an alien, and philosophic fishmen are the order of the day!
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October 30, 2019 29 mins
Prepare to have your spine-chilled! It's Halloween in the Bronze Age Bunker and our panel is swapping tales from MONSTERS UNLEASHED #4 (1973) featuring new stories from Gary Friedrich, John Buscema, Frank Brunner, Gerry Conway and Jesus Blasco, plus an Atlas era reprint from Stan Lee, and Bill Everett.
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October 16, 2019 28 mins
Jim Starlin drops acid and fights death! Robert, Jason, and Trey dig into "ground level comics" with Mike Friedrich's STAR*REACH #1 (1974), featuring the work of Howard Chaykin, Jim Starlin, Walt Simonson, and Steve Skeates.
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October 2, 2019 28 mins
"Luthor, you're driving me sane!" Forget the new movie, our panel discusses THE JOKER #7 (1976) written by Elliott S! Maggin with art by Irv Norvick and Frank McLaughlin.
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Lois Lane, action hero? Our panel finds SUPERMAN'S GIRLFRIEND, LOIS LANE #114 (1971) written by Robert Kanigher with art by Werner Roth and Vince Colletta, not exactly what they expected, and they all agree Thorn is a complete badass.
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September 4, 2019 26 mins
Just what does a First Comic smell like? Our panel ponders this and other questions inspired by GRIMJACK #1 (1984), written by John Ostrander with art by Tim Truman.
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August 21, 2019 42 mins
"Holy 68-pages, Batman!" Our panel dives into ADVENTURE COMICS #462 (1979) with 5 features including the death of the Earth-Two Batman by Paul Levtiz and Joe Staton; the Flash by Cary Bates, Don Heck, and Joe Giella; Deadman by Len Wein and Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez; Wonder Woman by Jack C. Harris and Jack Abel; and Aquaman by Paul Kupperberg, Don Heck, and Robert Allen Smith.
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August 7, 2019 30 mins
"Why is Man-Wolf's mouth open all the time?" Jason, Robert, Jim, and Trey tackle this and other questions for the ages related to Marvel Premiere #45 written by David Anthony Kraft, with art by George Perez and Frank Giacoia, and a cover by Perez and Bob McLoed.
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July 30, 2019 39 mins
Jason, Trey and Robert dissect Atlas-Seaboard's DESTRUCTOR #1 (1975) by Archie Goodwin, Steve Ditko, and Wally Wood. Theme music by Jon Greathouse.
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