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!
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Latest Episodes…

  1. "A" is for Afterlife (Strange Adventures 190)

    Two Strange Adventures stalwarts make their costumed debuts this week (if you consider a newly-reincarnated adult body a "costume") as Animal Man and Immortal Man fight off threats worldly and under-wordly! We discuss a lost opportunity for a Krypto team-up PLUS the jarring ramifiactions of falling in love with someone ...

    2021-06-20

  2. They Shoot Tiger Beetles, Don't They? (Jimmy Olsen #94)

    Jimmy and Superman, on the outs! Supergirl, dressed like a bug! PLUS lots of neighborhood reporting, and a display of our utter ignorance on basic facts of insect gender roles! ...

    2021-06-13

  3. They Shoot Tiger Beetles, Don't They? (Jimmy Olsen #94)

    Jimmy and Superman, on the outs! Supergirl, dressed like a bug! PLUS lots of neighborhood reporting, and a display of our utter ignorance on basic facts of insect gender roles! ...

    2021-06-13

  4. I Got Ssssssteam Heat (Metamorpho #7)

    Metamorpho is in a pickle - Simon Stagg AND the world's top 12 of 13 volcanologists have gone missing, the ocean is being sucked into the core of the Earth, AND Rex has been turned into a formless puddle of goo! Plus we discuss Dr. Husband's emergency room visit, cicadas, ...

    2021-06-06

  5. The Green Green Grass of Home (Green Lantern 46 & 47)

    Green Lantern, DEAD! The people of the far future, RED! And poor Katma Tui, beside herself with grief! PLUS Dr. Bobb benefits from the kindness of strangers and Dr. Husband waxes poetic about Gil Kane! ...

    2021-05-31