Everything’s a laugh riot here for this episode of my DC Comics retrospective, as I take a look at books that put the funny in funny books! I start out by taking a very quick look at couple of the short comic strips in New Fun Comics #5, then Brett and I read a story from Sugar and Spike #3 before Michael Bailey joins me for an in-depth discussion of The Adventures of Jerry Lewis #86. Finally, I finish up with quick looks at Ambush Bug #4, Ambush Bug Nothing Special #1, and Bizarro #2.
Here’s where to listen:
iTunes: Two True Freaks Presents Pop Culture Affidavit
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My look at the other side of DC Comics gets going this episode as I dive in head-first and go for the one comic book genre that’s more or less dead and is probably not going to be resurrected anytime soon: romance! To guide me through this journey through the turmoil that love can cause, I have brought along a special guest, Stella (From Batgirl to Oracle)! So join us as we take a look at Secret Hearts #153.
You can get the episode from the regular Pop Culture Affidavit feed on iTunes or you can listen here, at Pop Culture Affidavit Presents: 80 Years of DC Comics, Romance
And here are a few scans from the comic:
Page one of the issue. Is that Barbara Gordon in the background?
Because when a “chick” treats you “like that,” you have no choice but to marry her.
The weird leg-shaping ad from the back of the comic.