Checkered Past

--- Bobb Robinson ---

From February, 1966 through August, 1967, DC Comics branded all their publications with a checkerboard masthead, lovingly known as "Go-Go Checks". Because, you know, the 60s. With the help of his husband and intrepid friends, Dr. Bobb will examine each of these issues in depth and tell you what you need to know!
Brought to you by Bobb Robinson of Checkered Past

Latest Episodes…

  1. Suicide is Painless (Star-Spangled War Stories 127/ Tales of the Unexpected 95)

    The Suicide Squad - not THAT Suicide Squad - no, no, not THAT one, either - literally drive themselves insane trying to complete a mission while battling a Russian nesting-doll set of prehistoric creatures. Plus the podcast debut of The Green Glob! ...

    2020-09-21

  2. Dark Rides of the Soul (Flash 162)

    Quick, which would you rather see - A mutated Walt Disney-esque creature destroying his own magical creation - - or videograpgic evidence of a heretofore unknown advanced civilization 100 Million years in Earth's past? YOU CAN ONLY CHOOSE ONE. Plus! Classic movies we sort of didn't like! ...

    2020-09-13

  3. Public Enemy Number 4! (Batman 181)

    She's Poison! She's Ivy! But she doesn't seem especially evil or criminal, at least not in this first outing. Yes, listener, it's the very first appearance of Poison Ivy, and boy, does she get Batman revved up! PLUS - lots of chatter about obscure short-lived 70's sitcoms, ...

    2020-08-31

  4. SCOOTER IS (Swing With Scooter #1)

    Scooter Sings! Scooter Swings! Scooter and his creepy friends spend 26 pages chasing each other around town and not respecting boundaries! All this plus some brief visits from old friends on our gala ONE HUNDREDTH EPISODE! ...

    2020-08-19

  5. A Mighty Fortress Is Our Zod (Superman 187)

    An 80-Page Giant all about Superman's Fortress of Solitude! Plus - the eternal sunshine of Jimmy Olsen's freckled mind! Superman's army of misogynistic robots! Lois Lane's backfiring husband trap! Superman kills - TWICE! Also, sorry to trick you into reading this far, but there's no General Zod! ...

    2020-08-02