As Stars My Destination reaches its penultimate chapters, join host Matt Kramer for The Shade’s Journal Episode 35 as Jack Knight finds himself out of the frying pan and into the fire as Jack finds himself a prisoner of the Crown Imperial. But all may not be as it seems, as Jack meets new friends, new enemies, and comes face to face with two heroes long thought dead. Issues discussed include Starman #57 and 58. Enjoy!
In the 34th episode of the Shade’s Journal, we travel back to Opal City as the players begin to gather on the board as darkness looms over Opal City. The countdown to the Grand Guignol has begun!
Also, we get a brief story teaming Jack with Wildcat Ted Grant and we see whether or not Jack has the heart of a fighter. Issues discussed include Starman #56 and All-Star Comics 80 Page Giant #1.
Past, present, and future unite in the 33rd episode of The Shade’s Journal, as host Matt Kramer takes us on a most unusual taxi ride in the far future. Marvel at a tale told thrice before we head back to the near future as Jack meets the new Star Spangled Kid and S.T.R.I.P.E. and we learn an untold tale of the Starman legacy. Issues discussed include Starman #55 and Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. #0.
In the 32nd episode of The Shade’s Journal, join host Matt Kramer as we take a trip back in time to the old west! While there, not only do we learn the origin of Jack’s space ship, but we also learn the secret origin of Brian Savage in a special Knights Past segment spotlighting Scalphunter!
Issues discussed include Starman #54 and Weird Western Tales #39.
In the 31st episode of The Shade’s Journal, join host Matt Kramer as Jack Knight travels to Krypton and meets Jor-El, the father of Superman. See how James Robinson writes the characters of ancient Krypton eight years before he began his current run on Superman. Also in this episode, join Jack as he travels to the planet Rann and meets Adam Strange before one of the most controversial events in the series occurs. What could happen that would cause Tony Harris to stop providing covers for the series he co-created? Find out in this episode!
Issues discussed include Starman #51, 52, and 53.
In the 30th episode of the Shade’s Journal, join host Matt Kramer for a trip into the 30th Century as we meet up with Star Boy Thom Kallor of the Legion of Super-Heroes! While in the 30th Century, we learn some more clues as to what’s in store for Jack and Mikaal in the future and they also bump into a familiar face. While in the 30th Century, we also have a Knights Past segment focusing on Thom Kallor and we get a brief discussion on the Legion of Super-Heroes. Issues discussed in this episode are Starman #50 and Legion of Super-Heroes #306.
In The Shade’s Journal Episode 28, join host Matt Kramer for discussion of the Starman 80 Page Giant as we follow the legacy of a single item and how it touched the lives of the residents of Opal City between 1894 and 1999. Also, we meet the Starman of 1951 for the first time, as well as a brand new Ragdoll.
Why is there no podcast devoted to The Incredible Hulk? The guy has been able to sustain hundreds of comic book issues, several dozen miniseries and trades, a couple of television shows and two major studio films, but no one has thought to do a podcast talking about him? The closest thing that I know about was the series of World War Hulk shows that I hosted with Tim Terrell a few years ago. Since then, nothing.
If it is a case of not knowing (or wanting to know) how to deal with RSS Feeds, uploading, maintaining a forum, website administration or all the rest of the rigmarole, then I would be more than happy to host the show on The ReaderFeed until the host got their feet wet enough to go off on their own.
The ReaderFeed shows have been gaining a bit of notoriety. Matt Kramer’s The Shade’s Journal got him a mention in the latest Starman Omnibus and Welcome To Heavenside’s Damian Smith was recently featured on Avatar Press’s website. I’m sure that a lot of that has to do with the fact that they are the only podcasts devoted to those subjects.
If somebody else doesn’t jump on this, then I might have to go out and start buying up some Incredible Hulk books and do it myself. Or maybe I should just start with some miniseries from the past then take it from there.
In the 27th episode of The Shade’s Journal, host Matt Kramer discusses what is happening in Opal City with its protector Jack Knight in space as well as what the future of the Starman legacy is as Ted Knight is paid a visit by Farris Knight, the Starman of the 853rd Century. Also in this episode, we welcome the new regular series artist Peter Snejbjerg aboard with his first issue. Issues discussed include Starman #47 and Starman #1,000,000. Enjoy!
In the 26th episode of The Shade’s Journal, we say goodbye to Tony Harris as Jack finally says goodbye to Opal City and heads to the stars. Also, in a couple Tales of Times Past, we get a glimpse of Ted’s life as he works for the FBI and see heroic roots begin to spout for Bobo Benetti. Issues discussed include Starman #45 and 46, as well as a story from JSA All-Stars #4.