Comic Book Bears Podcast Issue #41 - Archie and Trivia with Chris Cummins (AKA Marchie and Arvel)
Billy Z and past guest Bob Joy are joined by Chris Cummins for an Riverdale-riffic episode. Chris is a geek culture writer for Den of Geek US, Topless Robot and Geekadelphia and he also hosts the Nerd Nite Philadelphia events. Chris has hosted a number of trivia events in the past. He serves in the same function here with a trivia contest between Bob and Billy. Chris is also an Archie Comics expert and the conversation turns to a lengthy discussion of all things Archie, past and present. Life with Archie, Sabrina, Jughead’s Diner, The Fox, Kevin Keller, Cosmo the Merry Martian, Josie and the Pussycats, Afterlife with Archie - they’re all in there and much, much more! Then we get into new comics talk including Animal Man, 50 Girls 50, Daredevil, The Joker: The Clown Prince of Crime, All-New Invaders, Silver Surfer, Justice League of America and more. The episode is closed out, as always, with our Woofs of the Week!
And Billy overuses the word “affection” - might make for a good drinking game!
NOTE: This episode was recorded prior to the news involving the end of the Life With Archie series.
Intro: Matthew Sweet – “Where You Get Love”
0:00:38 – Introductions, why neither Justin nor Bryan are here, reintroducing Bob Joy
0:01:21 – Introducing geek writer Chris Cummins
0:07:12 – Chris hosts a trivia contest with Bill Z pitted against Bob
0:18:53 – Chris talks Archie Comics including Archie’s Christian comics for Spire, Afterlife with Archie, Josie and the Pussycats, variant covers, Life with Archie, Archie digests, the Mighty Crusaders, Katy Keene, Archie Meets The Punisher, Cosmo the Merry Martian, Sabrina and a whole lot more involving the gang from Riverdale.
1:11:05 – New comic talk: Six Million Dollar Man Season Six #1, Animal Man #29, Daredevil #1, Silver Surfer #1, All-New Invaders, 50 Girls 50, The Joker: The Clown Prince of Crime TPB and more.
1:30:00 – Our Woofs of the Week
Outro: Wire - “Map Ref. 41°N 93°W”