Sunday, August 18, 2013

Episode 62 - Power Records Showcase

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Episode 62 - Power Records Showcase!

In this episode Rob is joined by writer, artist, inaugural F.O.A.M. member and lifelong Power Records fan Chris Franklin (aka Earth-2 Chris) to talk about two of our favorite audio adventures: "Robin Meets Man-Bat!" and "The Man From Krypton"!

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Intro theme, "That Time is Now," by Michael Kohler.

Closing music by Daniel Adams and Ashton Burge of The Bad Mamma Jammas!

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this episode! These Power Records episodes are always fun.

    As to the comment about DC Comics having a horror bent to them in the 70s...
    I know Neal Adams has gone on record as saying that the Hammer Films' version of Dracula (as played by Christopher Lee) was a big influence on how he has the cape behave on Batman. Maybe that kind of imagery influenced how he kept drawing Man-Bat in a cape. Of course, if Adams was thinking about this in terms of a movie, he had Man-Bat wear a cape so that he didn't have to make a full-body suit for Langstrom to wear. I still like the weird wonkiness of it when I see the reprints of the original stories.

    It's funny, because just as Chris noted that DC was influenced by horror movies, Marvel seemed really influenced by the sword and sorcery genre. There seemed to be a lot of images of, say, Captain America battling hordes of villains in a style reminiscent of Barry Smith or Frank Frazetta's Conan. Steranko sure did it during his short stint on "Captain America" and I remember seeing it other times as well. There was one story where Cap was fighting the Yellow Claw's hordes of mummies, and the connection for me between the superhero and sword-and-sorcery genres was really made there. It was easy to see it in "Thor" (or during some sequences with the Swordsman in "The Avcengers") but seeing it in Cap's book really stuck out for me.

    One final note:
    During the Superman origin, I thought it was funny how even though the recording was strongly influenced by the Superman movie, Kal'El's mom, Lara, sure sings an awful lot like someone out of the original "Star Trek" series.

    Anyway, keep up the great work! I look forward to the next episode.