And now the catching up to getting #300 continues as a mere six issues remain to provide before the end of the year. Following the "Law & Order” pairing from the previous two shows, the boys turn their attention to a different kind of court (or field, rink, or track) to bring you the return of Comicsportsballs!
Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston are joined, as always in this particular look at sports in comics and pretty much anything that touches on that subject even remotely, by Eddie Medina. This outing (or inning?) gets a little bizarre as “Strange Sports”, Mars Attacks, and more become fair “game”!
And now another issue of HKC! gets published at last! This week Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston continue to stay on track to hit 300 issues before the end of the year with a look at the Judicial System in comics.
From high profile court cases to the insidious kangaroo courts that are all too often convened in comics, your hosts have a full docket as they preside over an issue that looks at the courts, the lawyers, and the law as they occur in comic books over the decades.
So check your briefs, review black letter law, and prepare to judge the latest issue of HKC!
The Police. Cops. The Fuzz. The PoPo. The Blue Knights.
By any name, the folks that have made a career of law enforcement have a huge role to play in comic books. But how does street-level law enforcement change in a world of super-heroes?
From some of the most famous police in comics to some of the more obscure, from policemen as background characters to those who interact on a regular basis with the “super” community, police are the subject being tackled by Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston this week.
As your hosts catch up on the “hot pursuit” of the 300th issue of this show, they hope that you will enjoy this most “arresting” issue.
Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston are scrambling to get caught up on unpublished issues of Hey Kids, Comics! as the countdown to #300 begins! Look for several new issues over Thanksgiving weekend, this one takes you on a trip to one of the most iconic cities in the country (and in comics, too)!
That “Hell of a Town” is the focus of this issue. The city of New York is more than just a backdrop for comic book tales, it is something of a character in its own right. Like so many tourists, your hosts explore New York and its unique position as a comic book staple.
From comic creators to comic characters, New York was, and still is, the place to be! Find out more right now…
Over three quarters of a century ago Bob Kane was inspired by a film - “The Man Who Laughs" - to create a character who has become the longest running joke(r) in comics history! Naturally this would be none other than Batman’s maddest foe, the Joker!
With nearly 80 years under his belt, the Clown Prince of Crime has been not only a thorn in the Dark Knight’s side, but also the subject of many a compelling tale. Your hosts Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston delve into some of the more curious, fascinating, compelling, and downright bizarre such appearances.
Round up your “bang” gun, your acid squirting flower, your can of Smilex, and your favorite purple suit and enjoy an exploration of the man who laughs all the way to your funeral!
Welcome to the second edition of Hey Kids, Comics! Quarterly, the four-times-a-year special issue of the show. Your hosts ran out of quarter between July and September, so the issue for the third quarter of the year has run rather a bit into the fourth quarter!
In June of this year a giant in the comic industry passed away, none other than Spider-Man and Doctor Strange co-creator Steve Ditko. That made what would have been a standard issue of HKC! somewhere down the line a bit more akin to the topic for a quarterly. And who better to explore the career of this comic book legend than Eddie Medina, the ad-hoc third host of this very show!
So get ready for a lively exploration of the life and times of comics’ most fascinating recluse…and don’t get too hung up on the timing of last quarter’s Quarterly!
A day late (on this site anyway), Hey Kids, Comics! none the less proudly presents the third annual Halloween Special!
This year Andrew (An’ Helsing) Farmer and Cole (Stake-’Em) Houston sink their teeth into the vampire in comics. From the alter ego of good old Vlad the Impaler to more curious and fascinating takes on this segment of the undead, there is a lot to get any vampire enthusiast’s attention this time!
Enjoy this journey into the blood-sucking history of comic book vampires as HKC! wishes you a very happy Halloween!
Truly one of the great success stories of comic publishing history is that of Dark Horse Comics! Welcome then to an issue of Hey Kids, Comics! in which your hosts Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston take a look at this underdog that made it big in a very difficult marketplace and thrives to this day.
Shrewd choices, ideal licenses, and a respect for comic book creators would become a recipe for success when a former comic shop owner decided to create the kind of comics that simply did not exist. Starting with the anthology series, “Dark Horse Presents”, a little niche was carved out that grew and grew until the market share eclipsed by Marvel and DC would acknowledge one of two indies that upset the status quo.
From the obvious to the obscure, Dark Horse comics has brought forth many a classic and fan favorite. With license like Predator, Conan, Star Wars, and Stranger Things to bring in the bucks, they have also been the showcase for creator owned projects like Hellboy, Concrete, and Tank Girl. Explore decades of amazing titles with your hosts with this publisher spotlight!
Getting caught up with things here at the JCU, so a few issues of Hey Kids, Comics! are finally getting their overdue due. In this case, a special look at the various animated incarnations of the Justice League of America!