Hey Kids, Comics! #197 - Comicsumentary

Hey Kids, Documentaries!

Welcome to a different kind of HKC! issue that takes a look at comics in cinema, but not in the way most would think these days.   Given the proliferation of comic book movies and television today (Russia even has a super-hero movie coming out!), it is easy to forget that documentary filmmakers are getting in on the popularity of the genre.  Well, Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston are your Pepperidge Farms in this particular case!

Welcome to a different kind of HKC! issue that takes a look at comics in cinema, but not in the way most would think these days.   Given the proliferation of comic book movies and television today (Russia even has a super-hero movie coming out!), it is easy to forget that documentary filmmakers are getting in on the popularity of the genre.  Well, Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston are your Pepperidge Farms in this particular case!

Exploring the work of documentarians in general, and highlighting four films specifically, your hosts invite you to join them in exploring “the other comic book” movies.  Discover why you really need to see “Crumb!”, “Finding Steve Ditko”, “Comix: Beyond the Comic Book Page”, and “The Death of Superman Lives”.  

Exploring the work of documentarians in general, and highlighting four films specifically, your hosts invite you to join them in exploring “the other comic book” movies.  Discover why you really need to see “Crumb!”, “Finding Steve Ditko”, “Comix: Beyond the Comic Book Page”, and “The Death of Superman Lives”.  

Roll 'em!

Hey Kids, Comics! #196 - HKC! Team-Up #8: The Fantastic Four

Welcome back to Hey Kids, Comics!  Almost four days late due to technical difficulties and scheduling issues, Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston are proud to share the latest edition of HKC! Team-Up.

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Marvel's "First Family" have been a staple of super-hero comics for decades.  Your hosts explore their endearing charm and their enduring presence in the genre.  How have the first iconic creations of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby managed to be timeless?  What is it about the unlikely dynamic of family and friends that has kept readers coming back for more?  

Discover for yourself by checking out this amazing issue where Andy and Cole hang out at the Baxter Building and swap tales of the most fantastic quartet of adventurers int he history of comics!

The Rantcor Pit #54 - Rogue Gallery Part 2

The Rantcor Pit is back!  A bit late but back.

As promised on the September 4, 2016 edition of The Rantcor Pit Live, Cole Houston and Eddie Medina continue their discussion of the upcoming Star Wars film Rogue One.

Joining them for this episode is none other than Andrew Farmer of Hey Kids, Comics! because Andy and Eddie just can't seem to get enough of each other!  Expect things to get way out of hand as this trio of podcasters delves deep into speculation, anticipation, and what we know so far about the latest addition to the Star Wars Saga.  

pre-production art for "Rogue One"

pre-production art for "Rogue One"

And that twitter post, as promised.

And that twitter post, as promised.

Hey Kids, Comics! #195 - Never Meet Your Heroes

As The JediCole Universe expands, things starting running a bit behind.  So the Friday, September 9 release of the show is running a tad late.  

This week hosts Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston share some personal stories about brushes with comic book greatness.  Eddie Medina also joins in on this trip down memory lane.  From memorable hits to misses that sting to this day, this episode has it all!

Learn first hand what happens when you get that big chance to talk to a favorite comic book creator.  Was it everything hoped?  Was it a disaster?  Did something amazing happen or did aspirations simply fizzle.  From Lee and Kirby to more contemporary creators, the tales told were so numerous that this issue runs nearly two hours! 

Growing Pains

The JCU is in the midst of some big changes!  

The new website is wonderful but also very new.  As in new to me.  Thus your "Unfrozen Caveman of Technology" is having to learn some new tricks in order to get the latest content on the site.  Andrew Farmer has done an amazing job getting us here, now I just need to figure it all out as we move forward.

The timing was ideal as I am working on a multiple-box Back Issue Bins section for Hey Kids, Comics! that will be available in the coming weeks.  The first 200 issues will be at your disposal with easy access and 50 issues (plus annuals or specials) per bin.  

The really big news is that The Rantcor Pit and Hey Kids, Comics! are both about to be available on the Cinelinx network!  More details will be coming soon on that front, so keep an eye on this site for more.

Thank you all for bearing with us through the transition.  New episodes of your favorite shows will be on the site very soon, including some returning shows and a brand new one too be announced very soon.  

- JediCole

Welcome to the New JCU

Hey there, Fearless Listeners.

We here at the JCU, wanted to take a moment and welcome you to the New JCU.  As you can see, somethings have changed, and have been moved around.  All the older posts are still available in the Archive (linked above), and we are going to have a much more agile platform to deliver awesomeness to you on a daily basis.  This isn't something that is going to be fully up and running right away, but like all things here at Half Ass Productions, it's a labor of love, and will grow with us.  Thanks for sticking with us, we couldn't do this without your support.

The JCU Staff