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A monthly comics journey devoted to select readings of quality graphic novels from many authors & eras. Discussions and reviews by hosts and the community! For Fans By Fans!


The Kids Present Kudos Kirby - Devil Dinosaur #5 Journey To The Center Of The Ants!
Jul 13 • 12 min
Welcome to Kudos Kirby, a comics journey into Jack Kirby’s lesser known works. Angus will be your guide through this monthly expedition to uncover those hidden gems from “The King of Comics” over 20,000 comic book pages! We hope you enjoy this latest…
Kids’ Art Haus Cinema - With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story
Jul 10 • 10 min
Angus reviews With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story an 80 minute documentary on Comics and Marvel Icon Stan Lee. Stan was the co-creator of Daredevil the subject of our graphic novel of the month Daredevil: Born Again and he also green lighted the creation…
Kids’ Art Haus Cinema - Miller On Miller
Jul 6 • 10 min
Angus helps prepare us for our graphic novel read Daredevil: Born Again in July by reviewing the interview short documentary Miller On Miller. Writer and artist Frank Miller reveals in his own words his comics journey and provides us valuable context and…
Daredevil Origins And Journey Through Comics
Jul 3 • 8 min
Welcome to July and our Graphic Novel of the month Daredevil: Born Again. In preparation for our read Angus takes us on a journey profiling Daredevil’s origins in Daredevil #1 from April 1964 and chronicles his journey and evolution through the years.…
Kids’ Art Haus Cinema - The History of Image Comics (So Much Damage)
Jun 29 • 21 min
Angus closes out Image Comics month on Kirby’s Kids by reviewing the 2017 documentary The History of Image Comics (So Much Damage) done by SYFY Wire in celebration of Image Comics 25th Anniversary. Please drop us a message on the anchor app or send us an…
Angus’ Appendices - Invincible Vol 1 Family Matters Chapter 4
Jun 26 • 12 min
Angus comes in for a landing to wrap up Image Comics month and the origin story of Mark Grayson, Invincible! Please drop us a message on the anchor app or send us an mp3 or email to [email protected] Please share your impressions once you have…
The Kids Present Kudos Kirby - Devil Dinosaur #4 Object From The Sky!
Jun 22 • 17 min
Welcome to Kudos Kirby, a comics journey into Jack Kirby’s lesser known works. Angus will be your guide through this monthly expedition to uncover those hidden gems from “The King of Comics” over 20,000 comic book pages! We hope you enjoy this latest…
Angus’ Appendices - Invincible Vol 1 Family Matters Chapter 3
Jun 19 • 9 min
Angus battles his way through Image Comics month to further discover the super powers of Mark Grayson and his maturation into Invincible! Please drop us a message on the anchor app or send us an mp3 or email to [email protected] Please share…
Kids’ Art Haus Cinema - Todd McFarlane’s Spawn The Animated Series
Jun 15 • 14 min
Angus reviews Todd McFarlane’s Spawn The Animated Series in celebration of Image Comics month on Kirby’s Kids. Please drop us a message on the anchor app or send us an mp3 or email to [email protected] Please share your impressions once you…
Angus’ Appendices - Invincible Vol 1 Family Matters Chapter 2
Jun 12 • 10 min
Angus speeds along with Image Comics month to further discover the super powers of Mark Grayson and his maturation into Invincible! Please drop us a message on the anchor app or send us an mp3 or email to [email protected] Please share your…
The Kids Talk Saga Of The Swamp Thing Book One - Part 2 - Origin of Swamp Thing Part 4
Jun 8 • 54 min
Ray returns and joins JJ and Angus to conclude the descent into the murky depths to bring us Origin of Swamp Thing. In Part 4 they review by chapter Saga Of The Swamp Thing Book One and review the debut episode of the new Swamp Thing series on DC…
Angus’ Appendices - Invincible Vol 1 Family Matters Chapter 1
Jun 5 • 12 min
Angus flies into Image Comics month to discover the super powers of Mark Grayson and his maturation into Invincible! Please drop us a message on the anchor app or send us an mp3 or email to [email protected] Please share your impressions once…
Kids’ Art Haus Cinema - The Image Revolution
Jun 1 • 12 min
Angus with the announcing help of Klaus, the curator of Kids’ Art Haus Cinema, usher in Image Comics month on Kirby’s Kids by reviewing the 2014 documentary The Image Revolution. Please drop us a message on the anchor app or send us an mp3 or email to…
Angus’ Appendices - Plastic Man - Plastic Man Vol 4 #1 Rebound
May 29 • 10 min
Angus stretches across the finish line to wrap up Plastic Man month! This one is a fresh visual take on Plastic Man’s origin story in Plastic Man Vol 4 #1 Rebound. Each month in 2019 Angus will be doing one shots of key issues from a single comic book…
The Kids Talk Saga Of The Swamp Thing Book One - Part 1 - Origin of Swamp Thing Part 3
May 25 • 45 min
JJ joins Angus to continue the descent into the murky depths to bring us Origin of Swamp Thing. In Part 3 they cover a related Kirby Kernel, profile the writer and artists, and JJ performs some Comics Archeology in preparation to review in part 2 Saga Of…
Angus’ Appendices - Plastic Man - JLA #65
May 22 • 13 min
Angus springs back into shape with Plastic Man, our comic book character of the month! This one is a team up with none other than The Dark Knight himself Batman in JLA #65. Each month in 2019 Angus will be doing one shots of key issues from a single comic…
The Kids Present Kudos Kirby - Devil Dinosaur #3 GIANT
May 18 • 13 min
Welcome to Kudos Kirby, a comics journey into Jack Kirby’s lesser known works. Angus will be your guide through this monthly expedition to uncover those hidden gems from “The King of Comics” over 20,000 comic book pages! We hope you enjoy this latest…
Angus’ Appendices - Plastic Man - The Power of Shazam #21
May 15 • 13 min
Angus contorts and slings his way through May with Plastic Man, our comic book character of the month! This one is a team up with none other than The Big Red Cheese himself in The Power of Shazam #21. Each month in 2019 Angus will be doing one shots of…
Angus’ Appendices - Origin of Swamp Thing Part 2 - Swamp Thing #1
May 11 • 18 min
Angus continues his descent into the murky depths to bring us Origin of Swamp Thing. In Part 2 he profiles the writer and artist, examines the influence of the character on other creatives, and reviews Swamp Thing #1. We hope you enjoy this latest…
Angus’ Appendices - Plastic Man - Superman #110
May 8 • 11 min
Angus stretches across May with Plastic Man, our comic book character of the month! This one is a team up with none other than The Man of Steel himself in Superman #110. Each month in 2019 Angus will be doing one shots of key issues from a single comic…
The Kids Present Diagnosis Multiverse - DC’s Multiverse From Origin To Evolution
May 4 • 13 min
Angus returns, having received a transmission from Doc who is currently stuck in a remote area on EARTH 53, to launch this second installment of our quarterly series Diagnosis Multiverse! This series focuses on the DC Comics Multiverse and the role it…
Angus’ Appendices - Plastic Man - Plastic Man 80-Page Giant #1
May 1 • 8 min
Angus bounces into May with Plastic Man, our comic book character of the month! He profiles the writer, artist, and creator of Plastic Man as well as reviews the origin story of Plastic Man from the Golden Age of Comics along with highlighting the other…
Angus’ Appendices - Origin of Swamp Thing Part 1 - Inspiration and House of Secrets #92
Apr 27 • 10 min
Angus plunges into the murky depths to bring us Origin of Swamp Thing. In Part 1 he profiles the creators, examines the inspiration for the character, and reviews the first appearance of Swamp Thing in House of Secrets #92. We hope you enjoy this latest…
Angus’ Appendices - Captain America #113 The Strange Death of Captain America
Apr 24 • 14 min
Angus brings Captain America month to a close with Captain America #113 The Strange Death of Captain America! We are celebrating and eagerly anticipating Cap’s MCU finale in Avengers: Endgame on April 26th. Each month in 2019 Angus will be doing one shots…
The Kids Present Kudos Kirby - Devil Dinosaur #2 Devil’s War!
Apr 20 • 10 min
Welcome to Kudos Kirby, a comics journey into Jack Kirby’s lesser known works. Angus will be your guide through this monthly expedition to uncover those hidden gems from “The King of Comics” over 20,000 comic book pages! We hope you enjoy this latest…
Angus’ Appendices - Captain America #100 This Monster Unmasked
Apr 17 • 8 min
Angus assembles this latest episode Captain America #100 This Monster Unmasked! We are celebrating and eagerly anticipating Cap’s MCU finale in Avengers: Endgame on April 26th. Each month in 2019 Angus will be doing one shots of key issues from a single…
The Kids Talk Elric Vol 1 The Ruby Throne & Vol 2 Stormbringer
Apr 14 • 46 min
Angus and Ray talk Elric Vol. 1 The Ruby Throne and Vol. 2 Stormbringer with introductions by Michael Moorcock and Alan Moore. We would love to hear from you and please share impressions of this graphic novel once you have read it. It is easy to drop us a…
Angus’ Appendices - Captain America - Tales of Suspense #80 & #81
Apr 10 • 16 min
Angus soldiers along through Captain America month with Tales of Suspense #80 “He Who Holds the Cosmic Cube…” & #81 “The Red Skull Supreme!”. We are celebrating and eagerly anticipating Cap’s MCU finale in Avengers: Endgame on April 26th. Each month in…
Ray’s Rarities - The Black Knight #1
Apr 6 • 16 min
There is a universe beyond which little is known. It’s been obscured through space and time. Ray travels the Comics Cosmos in a quest to uncover that dimension where limited runs and archival goodness lost to the ages still exists … you have entered Ray’s…
Angus’ Appendices - Captain America Comics #1
Apr 3 • 14 min
Angus punches his way into April’s Captain America month with Captain America Comics #1. We are celebrating and eagerly anticipating Cap’s MCU finale in Avengers: Endgame on April 26th. Each month in 2019 Angus will be doing one shots of key issues from a…
The Kids Present Kudos Kirby - Devil Dinosaur #1
Mar 30 • 11 min
Welcome to Kudos Kirby, a comics journey into Jack Kirby’s lesser known works. Angus will be your guide through this monthly expedition to uncover those hidden gems from “The King of Comics” over 20,000 comic book pages! We hope you enjoy this latest…
Angus’ Appendices - DC Comics Presents #49 Superman and Shazam!
Mar 27 • 17 min
Angus spans the DC Multiverse to conclude SHAZAM! month with DC Comics Presents #49 Superman and Shazam! Each month in 2019 Angus will be doing one shots of key issues from a single comic book character. We’d love to hear which characters you would like…
Angus’ Appendices - The Power of Shazam #1
Mar 23 • 16 min
Angus transforms back into SHAZAM! month with The Power of Shazam #1. Each month in 2019 Angus will be doing one shots of key issues from a single comic book character. We’d love to hear which characters you would like featured and which specific single…
The Kids Talk Wolverine: Old Man Logan
Mar 20 • 37 min
Angus and Ray talk Wolverine: Old Man Logan by Mark Millar and Steven McNiven. We would love to hear from you and please share impressions of this graphic novel once you have read it. It is easy to drop us a message on the anchor app or send us an mp3 or…
Angus’ Appendices - Appendix N Literature’s Characters In Comics
Mar 16 • 9 min
Angus explores Appendix N Literature’s Characters In Comics fresh off of his Gary Con XI experience. Three characters in particular are profiled: Robert E. Howard’s Conan The Barbarian, Fritz Leiber’s Fafhrd and The Gray Mouser, and Michael Moorcock’s…
Angus’ Appendices - Shazam! The New Beginning #1
Mar 13 • 12 min
Angus ricochets back into SHAZAM! month with Shazam! The New Beginning #1. Each month in 2019 Angus will be doing one shots of key issues from a single comic book character. We’d love to hear which characters you would like featured and which specific…
Angus’ Appendices - Navigating Digital Comics Services
Mar 9 • 10 min
Angus navigates the digital comics services landscape and profiles comiXology, DC Universe, Marvel Unlimited, and Crunchyroll. Please drop us a message on the anchor app or send us an mp3 or email to [email protected] Please share your…
Angus’ Appendices - Secret Origins SHAZAM!
Mar 6 • 11 min
Angus transforms March into SHAZAM! month with Secret Origins SHAZAM!. Each month in 2019 Angus will be doing one shots of key issues from a single comic book character. We’d love to hear which characters you would like featured and which specific single…
Angus’ Appendices - Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics
Mar 2 • 15 min
Angus reviews the 2010 documentary film Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics. “An expansive documentary exploring the 75 years of DC Comics, the memorable characters of its universe and the talented artists and writers who brought them to life.”…
Angus’ Appendices - Captain Marvel #1 2014
Feb 27 • 14 min
Angus comes in for a landing and concludes Captain Marvel month with Captain Marvel #1 2014. Each month in 2019 Angus will be doing one shots of key issues from a single comic book character. We’d love to hear which characters you would like featured and…
Angus’ Appendices - Captain Marvel #1 2012
Feb 24 • 21 min
Angus powers through Captain Marvel #1 2012. Each month in 2019 Angus will be doing one shots of key issues from a single comic book character. We’d love to hear which characters you would like featured and which specific single issues profiled for the…
Angus’ Appendices - Ms. Marvel #1
Feb 20 • 48 min
Angus continues flying through February with featured contributor JJ as they take on Ms. Marvel #1! Each month in 2019 we will be doing one shots of key issues from a single comic book character. We’d love to hear which characters you would like featured…
The Kids Present Diagnosis Multiverse - DC’s Origins
Feb 16 • 43 min
Angus is joined by Kirby’s Kids community member and featured contributor Doc as they launch a brand new series Diagnosis Multiverse! This series will focus on the comics Multiverse and the role it plays! There is no better place to start than with the…
Angus’ Appendices - Captain Marvel #18
Feb 13 • 11 min
Angus powers through Captain Marvel #18 - Vengeance Is Mine!. Each month in 2019 Angus will be doing one shots of key issues from a single comic book character. We’d love to hear which characters you would like featured and which specific single issues…
Angus’ Appendices - Captain Marvel Origins
Feb 6 • 7 min
Angus blasts-off February with Captain Marvel origins. Four single issue selections are briefly profiled to provide rich context into the history and birth of the Captain Marvel character. These profiles provide a foundation for the other selections which…
Angus’ Appendices - FLASH #134 A Day In The Life Of The Flash
Jan 31 • 55 min
Angus concludes the dash to the finish line with founding Kirby’s Kids community member and featured contributor JJ! Each month in 2019 Angus will be doing one shots of key issues from a single comic book character. We’d love to hear which characters you…
Angus’ Appendices - The FLASH #110 Meet Kid Flash
Jan 30 • 9 min
Angus continues racing through January with The Flash! Each month in 2019 Angus will be doing one shots of key issues from a single comic book character. We’d love to hear which characters you would like featured and which specific single issues profiled…
Angus’ Appendices - THE FLASH - SHOWCASE #4 - Mystery Of The Human Thunderbolt
Jan 23 • 13 min
Angus continues racing through January with The Flash! Each month in 2019 Angus will be doing one shots of key issues from a single comic book character. We’d love to hear which characters you would like featured and which specific single issues profiled…
The Kids Talk Watchmen
Jan 16 • 49 min
Angus and Ray talk Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. We would love to hear your impressions of Watchmen: https://www.comixology.com/Watchmen/digital-comic/46330 Leave a message via the anchor app at Kirby’s Kids anchor.fm/kirbyskids Join the…
Angus’ Appendices - Speeding Through January With The Flash & Flash Comics Vol. 1 #1
Jan 9 • 9 min
Angus speeds into 2019 with The Flash, January’s comics character of the month. Each month in 2019 Angus will be doing one shots of key issues from a single comic book character. We’d love to hear which characters you would like featured and which…
The Kids Talk PlunderKids Crosscast Klaus Part 1
Jan 1 • 23 min
Angus and Ray talk Klaus by Grant Morrison and Dan Mora in this holiday special edition of Plunderkids, a Kirby’s Kids and Plundergrounds crosscast. Part 2 of this episode can be heard on Ray’s excellent podcast focused on inspiration, art, and games…
Angus’ Appendices - Kirby’s Kids 2019 Reading List Preview
Dec 26, 2018 • 14 min
Angus is joined by Comics Cowboy Troy who performs a dramatic reading and preview summary of the 2019 Kirby’s Kids Reading List selections. Please join us down on the Comics Trail in 2019…
Angus’ Appendices - Future Shock! The Story of 2000AD & Call-Ins
Dec 20, 2018 • 14 min
Angus reviews the documentary Future Shock! The Story of 2000AD and takes some call-ins from past episodes. Please share your impressions once you have viewed it. Future Shock! The Story of 2000AD…
Angus’ Appendices - Silver Surfer: Parable
Dec 12, 2018 • 8 min
Angus concludes his month long celebration of Stan Lee’s legacy by reviewing and reflecting on Stan’s collaboration with Moebius in 1988, Silver Surfer: Parable. Please share your impressions once you have read it. Silver Surfer: Parable…
The Kids Talk Batman The Long Halloween
Dec 5, 2018 • 37 min
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Angus’ Appendices - Stan Lee Presents Star Wars
Nov 28, 2018 • 8 min
Angus continues his celebration of Stan Lee’s legacy by reviewing and reflecting on the early days of the Marvel and Star Wars partnership and in particular Star Wars Issue #9. Please share your impressions once you have read it. Star Wars #9…
Angus’ Appendices - Strange Tales #127
Nov 21, 2018 • 9 min
Angus continues his celebration of Stan Lee’s legacy by reviewing and reflecting on Strange Tales #127 and calls on fellow fans to share their impressions of the work once they have read it. Strange Tales #127…
Angus’ Appendices - What Stan Lee Meant To Me
Nov 14, 2018 • 5 min
Angus’ reflects on Stan Lee’s Legacy and what Stan meant to him. Calls on fellow fans to share what Stan meant to them, the fans. Please share your reflections by leaving a message via the anchor app at Kirby’s Kids. https://anchor.fm/kirbyskids For past…
The Kids Talk Doctor Strange & Doctor Doom Triumph and Torment
Nov 6, 2018 • 44 min
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The Kids Talk Neil Gaiman’s Sandman
Oct 10, 2018 • 34 min
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