Magazines and Monsters
By Magazines and Monsters
A podcast covering classic comics from the Silver, Bronze, and Copper Ages. Also, classic horror and sci-fi films from pre-code to the 1970s! Marvel, DC, Hammer films, Amicus studio, it's all here! Hosted by Billy D., (A.K.A. Doc Strange).
Magazines and Monsters Episode 22, Weird Mystery Tales 15, 1974
Hey everybody, welcome back to another spooky episode for this Halloween season! I've lured my pal Herman Louw back into the crypt for another recording. We've been jonesing for some DC horror anthology conversation ever since our comrade in arms, Ryan Daly shuttered the doors of his show (click here for that awesomeness). This one is an awesome issue packed with vampires and werewolves, and you don't want to miss it! We also make an announcement regarding some Swamp Thing coverage in the near future here and on The Longbox of Darkness! As usual, you can leave feedback for the show at Magazinesandmonsters@gmail.com or on Twitter @Billyd_licious (Herm is @darklongbox) or on the FB page (Magazines and Monsters). Thanks for listening!
October 22, 2021
Magazines and Monsters Episode 21, Dark Night of the Scarecrow, 1981
Hey everybody! As we creep closer to Halloween, a couple of trick-or-treaters came to the dungeon. I had no treats, but I asked them to come inside and watch a spooky movie with me! Ryan Daly (from the Fire and Water Network) and Herman Louw (Longbox of Darkness) join me to talk about the made for television movie, Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981)! This is one creepy movie, and the three of us had a blast talking about it! You can find Ryan on Twitter @ryandaly01 and Herman is @darklongbox (I'm @Billyd_licious)! As usual, you can leave any feedback for the show at MagazinesandMonsters@gmail.com or by reaching out to me on Twitter or the shows FB page (Facebook.com/magsnmonsters). Thanks for tuning in!
October 15, 2021
Magazines and Monsters Episode 20, Black Magic by Simon and Kirby!
Hey everybody, it's time for some more spooky fun! This time around and Have my buddy Mike from the Comics in the Golden Age podcast (and The Kirbycast) back to talk more comics. It's always a special treat to talk some Jack Kirby, and we'll be discussing two stories from the Golden Age horror title Black Magic! Simon and Kirby created so much incredible content, and Mike and I talk about this title, the incredible run these two had together, and a special interview Mike did in 2020 with Joe Simon's granddaughter (click here for that special episode)! As usual, you can send any feedback for the show to MagazinesandMonsters@gmail.com or to me on Twitter @Billyd_licious or to the Fb page post for this episode! Definitely check out Mike on Twitter as well @ComicsintheGA as he's a great follow!
October 8, 2021
Magazines and Monsters Episode 19, Assignment Terror 1970
Hey everybody, I'm back with another recording and another awesome guest! This time around I'm joined by Euro-cinema aficionado, Rod Barnett (Naschycast, The Bloody Pit, Wild, Wild Podcast (with his cohost, Adrian Smith))! He has spent countless hours (with his partner Troy) dissecting, analyzing, and reviewing a ton of films, especially Spanish horror films, like Assignment Terror! This wild film stars Paul Naschy, Michael Rennie, and Karin Dor. In this one you'll get a real education about some of the intricacies of Naschy and his career, and of course, a discussion of this crazy film. As usual, you can send any feedback to the show through email at Magazinesandmonsters@gmail.com, or on the FB page (Facebook.com/magsnmonsters). You can also find me on Twitter @Billyd_licious. Definitely take a look at Rod's website as well, as you can find everything he's involved in there (pitofrod.blogspot.com)
October 1, 2021
Magazines and Monsters Episode 18, The Brave and the Bold 83, 1969
Hey everybody, welcome back! In this episode, I sit down with my buddy Sean Ross (Bat-Pod, Secret Wars and Beyond), and we talk about another crazy issue of The Brave and the Bold! Oh yeah, Bob Zany Haney really lets loose in this one and we get art by Neal Adams (cover by Irv Novick) to boot! The post Batman 1966 TV show era was definitely a rollercoaster for Batman, and this book is certainly reflective of that fact. Sean is on Twitter @Sean42AZ As usual, if you want to contact the show, you can email me at MagazinesandMonsters@gmail.com or reach out to me on Twitter @Billyd_licious or the shows FB page (Facebook.com/magsnmonsters) and please check out my blog as well (MagazinesandMonsters.com)! Thanks for tuning in!
September 24, 2021
Magazines and Monsters Episode 17, It! The Terror From Beyond Space (1958)!
Welcome back to another episode of the show. This time around I’ve got a returning guest, Karen (@Walker_KM) from the Planet 8 Podcast (and formerly Bronze Age Babies!)! She and I talk about this wonderful film, the groundwork it laid, and the future films it influenced. Definitely get out there and see this film, as its reach far exceeded the intent of the people who made it. As usual, you can leave feedback by emailing the show at MagazinesandMonsters@Gmail.com or reach out to me on Twitter @Billyd_licious or on the show's FB page! And if that's not enough, check out my blog as well MagazinesandMonsters.com (comic book spotlights)!
September 17, 2021
Magazines and Monsters Episode 16, Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers 3, 1982
Hey everybody! I invited a new guest to the show for a special occasion. August has been deemed #JackKirbyMonth (by the powers that be on Twitter), and I couldn't let it slip away without talking some Kirby on the podcast (technically this episode won't drop until September 3rd, but just use your imagination). Joining me this time, is a Kirby enthusiast that loves the King's crazier, later work (like the book we're covering today) Charlton Hero! CH has been a good friend of mine on the Twitters for a while now, and also through the group effort known as SuperBlog Team-Up (a group of friends that dedicate specific subjects to podcast/blog about and support each other through thick and thin---look for the hashtag on Twitter)! We discuss the issue, our love of Kirby, and more! Stay tuned after the conversation, as I inserted a short clip of Jack Kirby talking comics (intro by Harlan Ellison)! As usual, any feedback can be left at Magazinesandmonsters@gmail.com or to me on Twitter @Billyd_licious (and please check out my blog MagazinesandMonsters.com for more comic book fun)! Thanks for tuning in! And definitely check out CH's blog The Superhero Satellite!
September 3, 2021
Magazines and Monsters Episode 15, The Wicker Man (1973, 2006)
Hey everybody, welcome back to another episode of the show. This time around my buddy Herman Louw and I will be discussing a classic horror film in The Wicker Man (1973). But, we'll also be talking about the remake from 2006 as well (Yes, the bees!). The original stars one of our all time favorite horror actors, in Christopher Lee! This film is one of a kind, and really ramped up the craziness, especially in the folk horror sub-genre. As usual, you can contact the show by email at Magazinesandmonsters@gmail.com or to me on Twitter @Billyd_licious and Herman is @darklongbox (the show has a FB page as well Facebook.com/magsnmonsters). And don't forget to check out our other shows @IntoWeird and @AllSquadron (Apple Podcasts, Spotify, etc.)!
August 20, 2021
Magazines and Monsters Episode 14, Savage Sword of Conan 7, 1975
Hey everybody! In this fun episode, I had my buddy Clinton Robison (Coffee and Comics, Days of High Adventure) stop in, and we both love to talk some Conan, so we chatted about one of our favorite stories! This character had a great run at Marvel comics, with not only a conventional comic book, but also in the line of black and white magazines as well! We'll talk about this story, and our thoughts in general on Conan and the sword and sorcery genre as well! As usual, you can contact the show through email at MagazinesandMonsters@gmail.com or @Billyd_licious on Twitter or on my FB page Facebook.com/magsnmonsters and Clinton can be found on Twitter @CoffeeComicsBlg and @DHAdvPod
August 6, 2021
Magazines and Monsters Episode 13, Dr Doom in "...Though Some Call it Magic!"
Hey everybody, get ready for another episode of Magazines and Monsters! This episode is one I've been really looking forward to because I was able to sit down with my good pal, Professor Alan, from the Relatively Geeky Network! And as he's contractually obligated to do so, we had to talk about Dr. Doom! This story is one that is part of the character's incredible foundation, and is a must read (Astonishing Tales 8, 1971, Gene Colan Tribute book, 2008). As usual, you can contact the show with feedback by emailing MagazinesandMonsters@gmail.com or by reaching out to me on Twitter @Billyd_licious and don't forget to check out my blog MagazinesandMonsters.com! Professor Alan can be found on Twitter @relatively_geek
July 24, 2021
Magazines and Monsters Episode 12, From Beyond the Unknown 20, 1972!
Hey everybody, welcome back to another episode! In this one, my guest is author and Twitter friend, Jennifer DeRoss! Jennifer is the brain behind the book "Forgotten All Star: A Biography of Gardner Fox!" We'll talk briefly about her book, then dive into this crazy issue (featuring Silver/Golden Age reprints) that is all Gardner Fox material! We also talk about her next upcoming project as well! As usual, you can reach out to the show through email at MagazinesandMonsters@gmail.com or on Twitter @Billyd_licious and you can find Jennifer on Twitter @JenniferDeRoss (please check out her book as it is something she was extremely diligent and passionate about)!
July 9, 2021
Magazines and Monsters Episode 11, Marvel Treasury Edition 9 (1976)
Hey everybody, welcome to another episode of Magazines and Monsters! In this one, I'll be talking with one of my Twitter brothers, Kyle Benning! Kyle has the KSCGSF (King Size Comics Giant Size Fun) podcast, and loves the Treasury Editions! Hence why he and I will be talking about Marvel Treasury Edition 9, 1976! This over-sized book is packed with goodness, and has some of the greatest creators to ever grace the medium in it! If you want to contact the show, please reach out through email MagazinesandMonsters@gmail.com or by reaching out on Twitter to me @Billyd_licious and Kyle can be found @KyleBenning_Art (and my blog is MagazinesandMonsters.com)!
June 25, 2021
Magazines and Monsters Episode 10, City of the Dead (1960)
Hey everybody, Herman and I are back with more horror for you! This time around, we're talking about a proto-Amicus film (by Subotsky and Rosenberg), called City of the Dead (1960, Horror Hotel in the U.S.)! We really love this one for a few different reasons, but none bigger than the fact that Christopher Lee is the star! Witches, zombies, sacrificial daggers, and a burning at the stake! Join us, if you can stand the heat. As usual if you have any feedback you can email the show at MagazinesandMonsters@gmail.com or reach out to me on Twitter @Billyd_licious and you can find Herman @darklongbox and please check out our new Patreon for our podcast Into the Weird! Also please check out our other podcast A World on Fire; an All-Star Squadron podcast!
June 5, 2021
Magazines and Monsters Episode 9, The Brave and the Bold 149, 1979
Welcome back to another episode of Magazines and Monsters! This time around, I'm covering a zany comic from the Bronze Age of DC comics! My partner for this one is Sean Ross, from the Pulp 2 Pixel network, and podcasts such as Secret Wars and Beyond (The Squadron Supreme coverage was great!) the Never Ending Reading Pile, and now the co-host of the Bat-Pod. We're covering The Brave and the Bold 149, 1979! This comic has my favorite DC creative team in Bob 'Zany' Haney and Jim Aparo! The insane moments keep on coming in this one, and we talk about them all, plus our love of this title (and comics in general). As usual, any feedback can be sent to the show at MagazinesandMonsters@gmail.com or to me on Twitter @Billyd_licious and Sean can be found @Sean42AZ on Twitter as well! (Outtro is Teenage Kicks by The Undertones).
May 28, 2021
Magazines and Monsters Episode 8 - Night of the Eagle (1962)
Hey everybody! Herman and I are back with another film discussion! Night of the Eagle (1962) is a good one from a smaller studio (as in not Hammer or Amicus), but really delivers the goods! The film is actually based on a very good novel, Conjure Wife (by Fritz Lieber, and we'll talk about it, too) about witchcraft in the setting of a small British university. If you haven't seen this film yet, definitely give it a watch before listening in (spoilers ahoy, as usual). The film stars Peter Wyngarde, Janet Blair, Margaret Johnston, and Anthony Nicholls. We'll also talk about some upcoming projects and episodes! As usual, you can send feedback to MagazinesandMonsters@gmail.com or to me on Twitter @Billyd_licious and you can find Herman @darklongbox (and please listen to his podcast The Longbox of Darkness and our joint ventures Into the Weird and A World on Fire; an All-Star Squadron Podcast!).
May 14, 2021
Magazines and Monsters Episode 7, EC comics; Shock Suspenstories!
Welcome to the latest episode of Magazines and Monsters! In this episode, I'll be talking with Mike (his twitter - ComicsintheGoldenAge), from the Comics in the Golden Age Podcast! Mike and I will be discussing three incredibly awesome stories from EC comics title Shock Suspenstories (two from issue 6 and one from issue 5). These tales of horror were groundbreaking to say the least, especially when you consider they were published in 1952! Get ready for the gore, as Al Feldstein, Bill Gaines, Wally Wood, "Ghastly" Graham Ingels, and Jack Davis bring terror to the show! This is episode is so awesome it was two years in the making (sort of)! Tune in and enjoy! As always, you can send feedback to the show through email at MagazinesandMonsters@gmail.com or to me on Twitter @Billyd_licious or on Facebook at Magazines and Monsters! I also added a clip (5 minutes) of some info on EC featuring Al Feldstein, Mark Evanier, Bernie Wrightson, George Romero, and Russ Cochran!
April 26, 2021
Magazines and Monsters Episode 6, Unearthly Stranger (1964)
Hey everybody! I'm back with yet another discussion about a film. This time, I'm welcoming a brand new guest! Karen, from the comic book blog (1/2 Karen, 1/2 Doug!) Bronze Age Babies, and she's also a co-host of the Planet 8 podcast, and even has her own solo blog, Echoes from the Satellite! She is without a doubt one of the biggest sci-fi fans I know, so I asked her to come onto the show to discuss this rare British film from the 1960s! We dive into this one and try to dissect what the film is really all about, as there's definitely a lot to digest from it! As usual you can send any feedback to the show at MagazinesandMonsters@gmail.com and you can find Karen on Twitter @Walker_KM and I'm @Billyd_licious -and yes, I promise there will be an episode coming soon about comics!
April 16, 2021
Magazines and Monsters episode 5, Salem's Lot (1979)
Hey all you ghouls! I'm back with another movie review with my old pal Herman Louw! This time out we will be talking about one of our favorite television productions, Salem's Lot (1979/80)! This two-part movie from director Tobe Hooper took some liberties with the source material (the Stephen King novel), but is still an outstanding representation. Join us for a dive into this vampiric masterpiece, as we dissect and applaud it, and the novel as well! As always you can send feedback to the show through email at MagazinesandMonsters@gmail.com or to me on Twitter @Billyd_licious. Definitely check out Herman as well @DarkLongbox for his podcast The Longbox of Darkness, with his partner, @MistyGraves! Keep an eye out soon for two more episodes of Magazines and Monsters the podcast, and also the return of the blog as well!
April 6, 2021
Magazines and Monsters Episode 4, Amicus Films- Dr Terror's House of Horrors (1965)
It's been a long time listeners, but I'm finally back! Join me and my Into the Weird co-host, Herman Louw (@darklongbox), as we tackle another horror film! This time, we'll be taking a ride on the Amicus Studios express, and dive into Dr. Terror's House of Horrors from 1965. The first of their Portmanteau (anthology) films, and quite possibly the best...? We'll give our thoughts on this one, and even preview what we'll be up to in our other adventures! Don't miss this one, as we have a ton of fun talking about a couple of our favorite actors in Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee! Any feedback can be sent to me on Twitter (@Billyd_licious) or at MagazinesandMonsters@gmail.com!
August 24, 2020
Magazines and Monsters Episode 3! Halloween fun!
A quick preview of some upcoming events, followed by a look at Chamber of Chills 3, 1972. This issue has 3 spooky stories to get your blood pumping!
October 30, 2019
Episode 2: Super Blog Team Up: Immortal!
In this episode, I’m going to be discussing Kang the Conqueror, as part of the awesome Super Blog Team Up event! #SuperBlogTeamUp #SBTU
August 28, 2019
Mini-sode 3, Captain America 137, 1971! “To Stalk a Spider-Man!”
A quick look at a classic Cap and Falcon story also starring Spidey!
July 10, 2019
Mini-sode 2, Dr Doom!
A quick look at my favorite Dr. Doom story!
June 26, 2019
Episode 1, Hammer Films; Dracula Has Risen From the Grave (1968)
Welcome, to the very first (full) episode of Magazines and Monsters the podcast! In this inaugural episode, you'll hear me (Billy D, A.K.A. Doc Strange) and a very special guest, Herman Louw, from the Longbox of Darkness and Into the Weird podcasts, as we'll take some time to discuss one of our favorite Hammer Studios films! No bells and whistles on this one, as it was a chore to get out (huge thank you to Herman!), just two guys talking about Christopher Lee, Veronica Carlson, Michael Ripper, and company. Please, any comments, questions, etc., hit me up on Twitter at @Billyd_licious and follow Herman at @Darklongbox and @IntoWeird for all things horror and Marvel's bizarre Bronze Age! Also, if you're listening through Anchor, you can leave a voice message as well!
June 8, 2019
Mini-sode 1, Warlord by Mike Grell!
A quick look at issue number one from the 1976 series! Also, an update about future episodes.
May 18, 2019
A quick look behind the curtain to hear the content for the first two episodes of the show. I’m keeping the guests a secret, but don’t worry, they’re both incredibly fun and knowledgeable.
May 6, 2019
Magazines and Monsters episode 0
Get ready for classic comic books, horror films, and everything in-between! #comics #films
April 12, 2019