Imaginary Stories Episode 10: Archie Comics

March 30, 2017

Kelly and Johnny hop in the old jalopy and head to Riverdale, USA for an epic retrospective of Archie Comics from 1941 to the present!

Highlights include:

-The story of Archie's debut
-The myriad of creative talents over the years
-Little Archie
-Crazy and controversial parodies
-Pureheart and the Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E.
-The smash success of The Archies band in the late-60s
-Archie and God
-The modern revival
-How Archie on TV sucked until 2017 (and why "Riverdale" is so awesome)
-And much. much more

Put some Pep in your step with Imaginary Stories!

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Imaginary Stories #9: Spider-Man in the Silver Age Part 2

December 28, 2016

Kelly and Johnny finish off their look at Silver Age Spidey by examining the late-60s/early-70s period for the character.

Along the way they touch on:

-Peter and his groovy pals rapping and hanging out in the Village, man
-Enter: The Kingpin (and he never exits!)
-Did Peter and Gwen go all the way?
-The Silver Age gives way to the Horror Craze
-Also, campus crises, mysterious clay tablets, strange facial hair, LSD and much, much more!

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Imaginary Stories Episode 8: Spider-Man in the Silver Age Part 1

December 1, 2016

In part one of an epic two-part look at Spider-Man during the Silver Age of Comics, Kelly and Johnny discuss the first four years of the Amazing Spider-Man comic book!

The boys examine...

-The origins of the character
-The wonderful art of Steve Ditko
-A non-stop parade of iconic villains
-The most memorable storylines
-The changeover to John Romita and the introduction of MJ and the Swinging 60s
-And much, much more

Like a streak of light, Imaginary Stories arrives just in time!

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Imaginary Stories Episode 7: Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos

October 16, 2016
Kelly and Johnny are back, and once again they turn to the Silver Age of Comics for inspiration. The subject this time is none other than (Wa-Hoooo!!!) Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos!

The boys go over a select sampling from the book's first 75 issues, along the way touching on all things Fury. At the same time they examine a myriad of topics, ranging from the creative talents behind the series, the neglected comic genres of war, westerns and romance, and the ongoing evolution of Marvel in the 60s as displayed in the pages of the Howling Commandos.

Face Front, True Believers! Imaginary Stories is back on the battlefield! 

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Imaginary Stories #6: Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew

June 20, 2016
Kelly and Johnny return to their beloved early 80s DC Universe for an exploration of Roy Thomas' and Scott Shaw!'s Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew!

Highlights from this episode include...

-The history of the book's creation and the genre of Funny Animal comics
-An in-depth examination of the original 1982-83 series and subsequent resurrections
-Plus: obsessive comic book letter writers, the brilliance of Curt Swan, Johnny's darkest secret, and much, much more!

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Imaginary Stories #5: Lee and Kirby’s Fantastic Four

April 26, 2016

Kelly and Johnny explore one of the seminal books of the Silver Age of Comics - Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's groundbreaking Fantastic Four!

The boys take an in-depth look at:
-The genesis of the title
-The most memorable stories from the duo's 102 issue run
-The importance of the Fantastic Four in starting a comic book revolution

Face Front, True Believers, it's time for a new Imaginary Stories!

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Imaginary Stories #4: All-Star Squadron

February 16, 2016

Kelly and Johnny return to the amazing world of 80s DC for an in-depth look at the All-Star Squadron comic!

Among the topics discussed...

-Kelly and Johnny's love for the classic DC Multiverse
-The history of the Justice Society of America, Earth-1, Earth-2, etc., the"Crisis" stories, and how this paved the way for All-Star Squadron
-Roy Thomas and the story of his love of World War II-era superheroes
-A look at the most memorable stories and characters from the comics' six-year run

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Imaginary Stories #3: What If…?

December 7, 2015

Kelly and Johnny return for an epic look at the original What If...? series published by Marvel Comics from 1977-1984!

Among the myriad of topics discussed...

-The phenomenon of Conan the Barbarian
-Rick Jones bums his way around the Marvel Universe
-Obscure Comic/Record combos of the 1970s
-The infamous parody issue
-"What If the Fantastic Four were Jewish?"
-Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica and...Sgt. Fury?????

All this and tons more!

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Imaginary Stories #2: Dick Tracy Comic Strip

October 1, 2015

Kelly and Johnny return for episode #2, a thorough retrospective of the iconic Dick Tracy comic strip!

Among the topics discussed on this show...

-The story of the strip's creation in 1931 by Chester Gould
-A decade by decade look at the most memorable storylines and characters
-An exploration of Tracy in other media over the years, including an in-depth look at the 1990 movie
-And much much more

So sit back and enjoy a journey into the past, and a celebration of one of the greatest works of comic art ever created

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Imaginary Stories #1: The New Teen Titans

July 4, 2015

Join Kelly and Johnny of Titans of Wrestling as they dive into the amazing world of comics with the triple-sized collectors item classic first issue of Imaginary Stories! This will be a monthly comics podcast, focusing on classic comic books (and occasionally comic strips) with emphasis on less-discussed topics from the history of this wonderful medium.

On this show the boys examine DC's seminal New Teen Titans comic by Marv Wolfman and George Perez from the 1980s. Among the topics discussed are...

-The Fabulous Origin of Kelly and Johnny's comic book fandom
-The long history of the Teen Titans concept
-The state of comic books circa 1980
-Comparisons with Marvel's Uncanny X-Men
-An in-depth review of the first 50 issues of the series, focusing on the most memorable stories...and much, much more!

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