Nerd History (w/ Tom Elmore): Remembering Dennis O’Neil – The Unsung Hero of Comics Bronze Age

In the difficult business of comic books greatness can often be classified into two groups: Those who create legendary comic book characters, like Superman, Batman or Spiderman, and those who take established characters and elevates them to new heights. “Denny” O’Neil stood out in this latter group. While he helped shape “the bronze age” of…

Nerd History (w/ Tom Elmore): And Now For Something Completely Different – Monty Python’s 50th Anniversary

Fifty years ago five Englishmen and one American unleashed a new television show that shocked and startled audiences and forever changed the face of comedy. Individually they were: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin, but collectively they were Monty Python. The origin of the Pythons goes back to…

Nerd History (w/ Tom Elmore): 50 Years of Those Meddling Kids – the Golden Anniversary of SCOOBY DOO

2019 marks the fiftieth anniversary of one of the most successful cartoon franchises in television history: Scooby-Doo. The anthropomorphic Great Dane debuted on CBS on September 13, 1969 and has been solving mysteries ever since in numerous televisions series, made-for-video movies and live action feature films. Over the years, Scooby and his compatriots, Fred, Daphne,…

Nerd History (w/ Tom Elmore): Superman’s 80th Anniversary Tributes-Action Comics #1000 & Krypton

April 18, 2018 marked the 80th Anniversary of arguably the biggest moment in comic book history, the first issue of Action Comics (cover date June, 1938) starring Superman in his world debut. This ten cent (est. $2.00 in today’s money) comic book was the birth of the superhero genre with the Man of Tomorrow starting the demand for super-powered…