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DigestCast #2 - Best of DC Blue Ribbon Digest #11: Year's Best Comics Stories

It's the second episode of DIGESTCAST and Shag and Rob take a look at BEST OF DC BLUE RIBBON DIGEST #11 (April 1981), the Year's Best Comics Stories - 1980! Featuring a wide range of comic genres, such as Weird Mystery, Western, Sci-Fi, War, and Superhero! With appearances by Superman, Batman, Sgt. Rock, Deadman, Jonah Hex, the Legion of Super-Heroes, and more! The star-studded collection of creators inside include Walt Simonson, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (Praise Be His Name), Dan Spiegle, Ross Andru, Curt Swan, Dick Giordano, Joe Kubert, J.M. DeMatteis, Len Wein, Paul Levitz, Michael Fleisher, and more! Finally, we wrap up with YOUR Listener Feedback!Join the conversation and find more great content: Leave comments on our DIGESTCAST website: http://fireandwaterpodcast.com/podcast/digest02  Images from this episode: http://fireandwaterpodcast.com/podcast/digest02-gallery/ E-MAIL: firewaterpodcast@comcast.net Opening theme music by Luke Daab: http://daabcreative.comSubscribe to the DIGESTCAST: Subscribe to DIGESTCAST on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/digestcast/id1193160057 Don’t use iTunes? Use this link for your podcast catcher: http://feeds.feedburner.com/digestcastThis episode brought to you by InStockTrades. This week’s selections: Sgt. Rock's Combat Tales: http://www.instocktrades.com/TP/DC/SGT-ROCKS-COMBAT-TALES-VOL-1-TP/JUL050244 Archie 1000 Page Comics Palooza: http://www.instocktrades.com/TP/Archie-Comics/ARCHIE-1000-PG-COMICS-PALOOZA-TP/NOV130778This podcast is a proud member of the FIRE AND WATER PODCAST NETWORK: Visit the Fire & Water WEBSITE: http://fireandwaterpodcast.com Follow Fire & Water on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/FWPodcasts Like our Fire & Water FACEBOOK page: https://www.facebook.com/FWPodcastNetwork Use our HASHTAG online: #FWPodcasts Thanks for listening! Remember, big things come in small packages!

1hr 38mins

19 Mar 2017

Rank #1

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DigestCast #5 - Justice League of America

It's the fifth episode of DIGESTCAST, and Shag and Rob take a look at BEST OF DC BLUE RIBBON DIGEST #31: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA, the all-membership issue! See how Black Canary, Elongated Man, Red Tornado, and Zatanna joined the team!Join the conversation and find more great content: Leave comments on our DIGESTCAST website: http://fireandwaterpodcast.com/podcast/digest05 Images from this episode: http://fireandwaterpodcast.com/podcast/digest05-gallery E-MAIL: firewaterpodcast@comcast.net Opening theme music by Luke Daab: http://daabcreative.com.Subscribe to the DIGESTCAST: Subscribe to DIGESTCAST on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/digestcast/id1193160057 Don’t use iTunes? Use this link for your podcast catcher: http://feeds.feedburner.com/digestcastThis episode brought to you by InStockTrades. This week’s selections: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA HEREBY ELECTS TP: https://www.instocktrades.com/TP/DC/JUSTICE-LEAGUE-OF-AMERICA-HEREBY-ELECTS-TP/OCT060211 SHOWCASE PRESENTS DC COMICS PRESENTS VOL 2: https://www.instocktrades.com/TP/DC/SHOWCASE-PRESENTS-DC-COMICS-PRESENTS-TP-VOL-02/APR130229This podcast is a proud member of the FIRE AND WATER PODCAST NETWORK: Visit the Fire & Water WEBSITE: http://fireandwaterpodcast.com Follow Fire & Water on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/FWPodcasts Like our Fire & Water FACEBOOK page: https://www.facebook.com/FWPodcastNetwork Use our HASHTAG online: #FWPodcasts Thanks for listening! Remember, big things come in small packages!

1hr 14mins

5 Nov 2017

Rank #2

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DigestCast #10 - Super Friends

DigestCast is back, and Rob has brought along Super Friend Shawn M. Myers to take a look at BEST OF DC BLUE RIBBON DIGEST #3: SUPER FRIENDS!Join the conversation and find more great content: Leave comments on our DIGESTCAST website: http://fireandwaterpodcast.com/podcast/digest10 Images from this episode: http://fireandwaterpodcast.com/podcast/digest10-gallery E-MAIL: firewaterpodcast@comcast.net Opening theme music by Luke Daab: http://daabcreative.com. Closing music by Hanna Barbera.Subscribe to the DIGESTCAST: Subscribe to DIGESTCAST on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/digestcast/id1193160057 Don’t use iTunes? Use this link for your podcast catcher: http://feeds.feedburner.com/digestcastThis episode brought to you by InStockTrades. This week’s selections: ART OF RAMONA FRADON HC: https://www.instocktrades.com/TP/Dynamite-Entertainment/ART-OF-RAMONA-FRADON-HC/FEB120951 GENIUS ANIMATED: THE ANIMATED CARTOON ART OF ALEX TOTH VOL.3: https://www.instocktrades.com/TP/IDW/GENIUS-ANIMATED-CARTOON-ART-OF-ALEX-TOTH-HC-VOL-03/FEB140355This podcast is a proud member of the FIRE AND WATER PODCAST NETWORK: Visit the Fire & Water WEBSITE: http://fireandwaterpodcast.com Follow Fire & Water on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/FWPodcasts Like our Fire & Water FACEBOOK page: https://www.facebook.com/FWPodcastNetwork Use our HASHTAG online: #FWPodcasts Thanks for listening! Remember, big things come in small packages!

1hr 5mins

28 Apr 2019

Rank #3

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DigestCast #11 - Sgt Rock’s Prize Battle Tales

In honor of Veteran's Day 2019, DIGESTCAST is back with a look at DC SPECIAL SERIES #18: SGT. ROCK'S PRIZE BATTLE TALES, featuring stories by Joe Kubert, Alex Toth, Russ Heath, Mort Drucker, John Severin, Bob Haney, Archie Goodwin, and more!Join the conversation and find more great content: Leave comments on our DIGESTCAST website: http://fireandwaterpodcast.com/podcast/digest11 Images from this episode: http://fireandwaterpodcast.com/podcast/digest11-gallery E-MAIL: firewaterpodcast@comcast.net Opening theme music by Luke Daab: http://daabcreative.com Be sure to use the hashtag #warcomicsmonth when discussing this issue online!Subscribe to the DIGESTCAST: Subscribe to DIGESTCAST on Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/digestcast/id1193160057 Don’t use Apple? Use this link for your podcast catcher: http://feeds.feedburner.com/digestcastThis episode brought to you by InStockTrades. This week’s selections: BRAVE AND THE BOLD BRONZE AGE OMNIBUS VOL. 1: https://www.instocktrades.com/TP/DC/BATMAN-BRAVE-BOLD-BRONZE-AGE-OMNIBUS-TP-VOL-01/SEP170411 EC ARCHVES FRONTLINE COMBAT VOL. 1: https://www.instocktrades.com/TP/Gemstone/EC-ARCHIVES-FRONTLINE-COMBAT-VOL-1-HC/APR083869This podcast is a proud member of the FIRE AND WATER PODCAST NETWORK: Visit the Fire & Water WEBSITE: http://fireandwaterpodcast.com Follow Fire & Water on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/FWPodcasts Like our Fire & Water FACEBOOK page: https://www.facebook.com/FWPodcastNetwork Support The Fire & Water Podcast Network on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/fwpodcasts Use our HASHTAG online: #FWPodcasts Thanks for listening! Remember, big things come in small packages!

1hr 9mins

10 Nov 2019

Rank #4

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DigestCast #6 - Year's Best Comic Stories 1985

In the sixth episode of DIGESTCAST, and Shag and Rob take a look at DC's final "classic" digest, BEST OF DC BLUE RIBBON DIGEST #71: YEAR'S BEST COMIC STORIES from 1985! Featuring Superman, Batman, Swamp Thing, Green Lantern, Blue Devil, Ambush Bug, Atari Force, Adam Strange, and The Omega Men in stories by Mike W. Barr, Steve Bissette, Keith Giffen, Paul Kupperberg, Doug Moench, Alan Moore, Kevin O'Neill, and more!Join the conversation and find more great content: Leave comments on our DIGESTCAST website: http://fireandwaterpodcast.com/podcast/digest06 Images from this episode: http://fireandwaterpodcast.com/podcast/digest06-gallery E-MAIL: firewaterpodcast@comcast.net Opening theme music by Luke Daab: http://daabcreative.com.Subscribe to the DIGESTCAST: Subscribe to DIGESTCAST on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/digestcast/id1193160057 Don’t use iTunes? Use this link for your podcast catcher: http://feeds.feedburner.com/digestcastThis episode brought to you by InStockTrades. This week’s selections: BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS VOL. 2: https://www.instocktrades.com/TP/DC/BATMAN-THE-OUTSIDERS-HC-VOL-02/NOV170358 DC UNIVERSE BY ALAN MOORE: https://www.instocktrades.com/TP/DC/DC-UNIVERSE-BY-ALAN-MOORE-TP/DEC120333 This podcast is a proud member of the FIRE AND WATER PODCAST NETWORK: Visit the Fire & Water WEBSITE: http://fireandwaterpodcast.com Follow Fire & Water on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/FWPodcasts Like our Fire & Water FACEBOOK page: https://www.facebook.com/FWPodcastNetwork Use our HASHTAG online: #FWPodcasts Thanks for listening! Remember, big things come in small packages!

1hr 19mins

5 Aug 2018

Rank #5

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DigestCast #9 - Super Jrs. Holiday Special

Just in time for Christmas, Shag and Rob are joined by fellow Network All-Stars Chris and Cindy Franklin to discuss, BEST OF DC BLUE RIBBON DIGEST #58: SUPER JRS. HOLIDAY SPECIAL, an all-new holiday adventure featuring pint-sized versions of Superman,  Batman, Robin, Wonder Woman, and The Flash! Also included are three Sugar & Spike tales, plus YOUR Listener Feedback!Join the conversation and find more great content: Leave comments on our DIGESTCAST website: http://fireandwaterpodcast.com/podcast/digest09 Images from this episode: http://fireandwaterpodcast.com/podcast/digest09-gallery E-MAIL: firewaterpodcast@comcast.net Opening theme music by Luke Daab: http://daabcreative.com.Subscribe to the DIGESTCAST: Subscribe to DIGESTCAST on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/digestcast/id1193160057 Don’t use iTunes? Use this link for your podcast catcher: http://feeds.feedburner.com/digestcastThis episode brought to you by InStockTrades. This week’s selections: DONALD DUCK A CHRISTMAS FOR SHACKTOWN: https://www.instocktrades.com/TP/Fantagraphics/WALT-DISNEY-DONALD-DUCK-HC-VOL-02-XMAS-SHACKTOWN/SEP121088 DISNEY CHRISTMAS COMICS: https://www.instocktrades.com/TP/IDW/DISNEY-CHRISTMAS-COMICS-HC/MAY170583This podcast is a proud member of the FIRE AND WATER PODCAST NETWORK: Visit the Fire & Water WEBSITE: http://fireandwaterpodcast.com Follow Fire & Water on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/FWPodcasts Like our Fire & Water FACEBOOK page: https://www.facebook.com/FWPodcastNetwork Use our HASHTAG online: #FWPodcasts Thanks for listening! Remember, big things come in small packages!

1hr 23mins

16 Dec 2018

Rank #6

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DigestCast #7 - Dark Mansions of Forbidden Love

It's Halloween time, so Shag and Rob exhume DC SPECIAL BLUE RIBBON DIGEST #20: DARK MANSIONS OF FORBIDDEN LOVE, featuring two creepy tales of horror and romance: "To Wed The Devil" by Joe Orlando, Len Wein, and Tony DeZuniga, "Bride of the Falcon" by Frank Robbins, Alex Toth, and Frank Giacoia, plus Madame Xanadu's debut from DOORWAY TO NIGHTMARE! Plus your Listener Feedback, and the announcement of our digest contest winners!Part of the Fire and Water Network's month-long DARK PODCASTS OF FORBIDDEN LOVE crossover event!Join the conversation and find more great content: Leave comments on our DIGESTCAST website: http://fireandwaterpodcast.com/podcast/digest07 Images from this episode: http://fireandwaterpodcast.com/podcast/digest07-gallery E-MAIL: firewaterpodcast@comcast.net Opening theme music by Luke Daab: http://daabcreative.com.Subscribe to the DIGESTCAST: Subscribe to DIGESTCAST on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/digestcast/id1193160057 Don’t use iTunes? Use this link for your podcast catcher: http://feeds.feedburner.com/digestcastThis episode brought to you by InStockTrades. This week’s selections: GENIUS ILLUSTRATED: THE LIFE AND ART OF ALEX TOTH VOL. 2: https://www.instocktrades.com/TP/IDW/GENIUS-ILLUSTRATED-LIFE-ART-ALEX-TOTH-HC-VOL-02/FEB120393 WALLY WOOD TORRID ROMANCES HC: https://www.instocktrades.com/TP/Vanguard-Productions/WALLY-WOOD-TORRID-ROMANCES-HC/JUN141519This podcast is a proud member of the FIRE AND WATER PODCAST NETWORK: Visit the Fire & Water WEBSITE: http://fireandwaterpodcast.com Follow Fire & Water on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/FWPodcasts Like our Fire & Water FACEBOOK page: https://www.facebook.com/FWPodcastNetwork Use our HASHTAG online: #FWPodcasts Thanks for listening! Remember, big things come in small packages!

1hr 24mins

21 Oct 2018

Rank #7

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DigestCast #4 - Supergirl

It's the fourth episode of DIGESTCAST, and Shag and Rob welcome Dr. Anj to discuss BEST OF DC #17: THE MANY LIVES OF... SUPERGIRL, featuring six titanic tales starring the Girl of Steel!Join the conversation and find more great content: Dr. Anj's Supergirl Blog: http://comicboxcommentary.blogspot.com Follow Dr. Anj on Twitter: @dranj70  Leave comments on our DIGESTCAST website: http://fireandwaterpodcast.com/podcast/digest04 Images from this episode: http://fireandwaterpodcast.com/podcast/digest04-gallery E-MAIL: firewaterpodcast@comcast.net Opening theme music by Luke Daab: http://daabcreative.com.Subscribe to the DIGESTCAST: Subscribe to DIGESTCAST on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/digestcast/id1193160057 Don’t use iTunes? Use this link for your podcast catcher: http://feeds.feedburner.com/digestcastThis episode brought to you by InStockTrades. This week’s selections: DARING NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL VOL. 1: http://www.instocktrades.com/TP/DC/DARING-ADVENTURES-OF-SUPERGIRL-TP-VOL-01/APR160389 FINAL CRISIS NEW EDITION: http://www.instocktrades.com/TP/DC/FINAL-CRISIS-TP-NEW-EDITION/JAN140352 SUPERGIRL COSMIC ADVENTURES IN THE 8TH GRADE: http://www.instocktrades.com/TP/DC/SUPERGIRL-COSMIC-ADVENTURES-IN-THE-8TH-GRADE-TP/FEB1602 SUPERGIRL COLORING BOOK: http://www.instocktrades.com/TP/DC/COLORING-DC-SUPERGIRL-TP/JUN160350This podcast is a proud member of the FIRE AND WATER PODCAST NETWORK: Visit the Fire & Water WEBSITE: http://fireandwaterpodcast.com Follow Fire & Water on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/FWPodcasts Like our Fire & Water FACEBOOK page: https://www.facebook.com/FWPodcastNetwork Use our HASHTAG online: #FWPodcasts Thanks for listening! Remember, big things come in small packages!

1hr 47mins

6 Aug 2017

Rank #8

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DigestCast #3.5 - Marvel Comics Digest: Spider-Man

It's a special "digest-sized" episode of DIGESTCAST! Shag and Rob talk about the just-released MARVEL COMICS DIGEST #1: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, the first in Marvel's new line of digests, on sale now!Join the conversation and find more great content: Leave comments on our DIGESTCAST website: http://fireandwaterpodcast.com/podcast/digest03  E-MAIL: firewaterpodcast@comcast.net Opening theme music by Luke Daab: http://daabcreative.com. Closing music by The Electric Company.Subscribe to the DIGESTCAST: Subscribe to DIGESTCAST on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/digestcast/id1193160057 Don’t use iTunes? Use this link for your podcast catcher: http://feeds.feedburner.com/digestcastThis episode brought to you by InStockTrades. This week’s selections: BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #243: http://www.instocktrades.com/TP/Archie-Comics/BETTY-VERONICA-DOUBLE-DIGEST-243/FEB161138 MARVEL ADVENTURES THOR/SPIDER-MAN DIGEST: http://www.instocktrades.com/TP/Marvel/MARVEL-ADVENTURES-THOR-SPIDER-MAN-DIGEST-TP/MAR110787This podcast is a proud member of the FIRE AND WATER PODCAST NETWORK: Visit the Fire & Water WEBSITE: http://fireandwaterpodcast.com Follow Fire & Water on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/FWPodcasts Like our Fire & Water FACEBOOK page: https://www.facebook.com/FWPodcastNetwork Use our HASHTAG online: #FWPodcasts Thanks for listening! Remember, big things come in small packages!

30mins

2 Jul 2017

Rank #9

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DigestCast #8 - Sgt. Rock's Prize Battle Tales

Ten-Hut! DigestCast is back just in time for Veterans Day, and Shag and Rob are inspecting DC SPECIAL BLUE RIBBON DIGEST #7: SGT. ROCK'S PRIZE BATTLE TALES! Remember, use the hashtag #warcomicsmonth when discussing this issue online!Join the conversation and find more great content: Leave comments on our DIGESTCAST website: http://fireandwaterpodcast.com/podcast/digest08 Images from this episode: http://fireandwaterpodcast.com/podcast/digest08-gallery E-MAIL: firewaterpodcast@comcast.net Opening theme music by Luke Daab: http://daabcreative.com.Subscribe to the DIGESTCAST: Subscribe to DIGESTCAST on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/digestcast/id1193160057 Don’t use iTunes? Use this link for your podcast catcher: http://feeds.feedburner.com/digestcastThis episode brought to you by InStockTrades. This week’s selections: EC ARCHIVES TWO-FISTED TALES VOL.1 HC: https://www.instocktrades.com/TP/Dark-Horse/EC-ARCHIVES-TWO-FISTED-TALES-HC-VOL-01/MAY150104 GI COMBAT V1: THE WAR THAT TIME FORGOT: https://www.instocktrades.com/TP/DC/GI-COMBAT-TP-VOL-01-WAR-THAT-TIME-FORGOT-(N52)/DEC120328 This podcast is a proud member of the FIRE AND WATER PODCAST NETWORK: Visit the Fire & Water WEBSITE: http://fireandwaterpodcast.com Follow Fire & Water on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/FWPodcasts Like our Fire & Water FACEBOOK page: https://www.facebook.com/FWPodcastNetwork Use our HASHTAG online: #FWPodcasts Thanks for listening! Remember, big things come in small packages!

1hr 21mins

11 Nov 2018

Rank #10