Charlton Comics Throwback

charlton-bullseye-logoOn February 4, 2016, FKAjason and his son Vance began to review the old Charlton Comics featuring Captain Atom in their special “Throwback Thursday” episodes. Their plan is to cover all appearances of Captain Atom before his purchase by DC Comics. The show eventually became it’s own entity, Charlton Comics Throwback.


March 16, 2017

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11: The Force Beyond/The Enigma

It’s the eleventh episode of Charlton Comics Throwback and our second special guest! This episode, Vance and Jay read and review the Captain Atom story “The Force Beyond” from Space Adventures #38 (1961) by Joe Gill and Steve Ditko. Then Herbert Fung joins us for “The Enigma” from Charlton Bullseye #1 (1981) by Benjamin Smith, Dan Reed, B. Pearson, Al Val, Wendy Fiore, and George Wildman!

This episode contains details for a special contest/giveaway. Stick around for the feedback for details.

Music
Flatland – The Roy Clark Method
I Love a Rainy Night – Eddie Rabbit
Mysteries – Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Click here to play episode 11!


February 14, 2017

10: There’s Only Heartbreak

It’s a throwback Thursday two days early! Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Vance and Jay and their special guest Kathy Jones! No Captain Atom story this month – instead we review Secret Romance #6. Published in 1970 by Charlton Comics, this romance book credited no creative team, though the cover artists were most likely Charles Nicholas and Vincent Colletta.

Music
Theme from Love, American Style – Composed by Charles Fox & Arnold Margolin
Flatland – The Roy Clark Method

Let’s Get it On – Marvin Gaye
I Want You to Want Me – Dwight Yoakam

Click here to play Episode 10!

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December 29, 2016

yellowjacket-01-0109: Backfire/Yellowjacket

It’s the official first episode of Charlton Comics Throwback! This episode, Vance and Jay read and review the Captain Atom story “Backfire” from Space Adventures #38 (1961) by Joe Gill and Steve Ditko. Then we tackle “Yellowjacket” from Yellowjacket Comics #1 (1944) by persons unknown!

Music
Flatland – The Roy Clark Method
Bumblebee – Laurie Berkner

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October 22, 2016

08: One Second of War

space_adventures_vol_1_38Vance’s Throwback Thursday returns with him and guest-host FKAjason reviewing “One Second of War” from Space Adventures #38 (Charlton Comics, 1961) by Joe Gill and Steve Ditko.

Music
Heart of Gold – The Roy Clark Method
War – Edwin Starr

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September 29, 2016

07: A Victory for Venus

Throwback Thursday returns with Vance in the driver’s seat as he and FKAjason review “A Victory for Venus” from Space Adventures #37 (Charlton Comics, 1960) by Joe Gill and Steve Ditko.

Music
Heart of Gold – The Roy Clark Method
Let’s Get it On – Marvin Gaye
Venus – Frankie Avalon

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August 25, 2016

06: The Space Prowlers

In this Throwback Thursday episode of Silver and Gold, Vance is back with FKAjason to talk about “The Space Prowlers” from Space Adventures #37 (Charlton Comics, 1960) by Joe Gill and Steve Ditko.
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Music
Heart of Gold – The Roy Clark Method
Listen Like Thieves – INXS

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July 21, 2016

05: Captain Atom on Planet X

In this Throwback Thursday episode of Silver and Gold, Vance is back with FKAjason to talk about “Captain Atom on Planet X” from Space Adventures #36 (Charlton Comics, 1960) by Joe Gill and Steve Ditko.

Music
Heart of Gold – The Roy Clark Method
Russians – Sting

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June 2, 2016

04: The Wreck of X-44

tumblr_o8cttzr7r51v2lu8ko1_400This Throwback Thursday, Vance and Jay discuss “The Wreck of X-44” from Space Adventures #36 by Joe Gill and Steve Ditko. We also touch on DC Universe: Rebirth and the possibility that Captain Atom might be God.

Music
Heart of Gold – The Roy Clark Method
Flying for Me – John Denver

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April 21, 2016

03: The Little Wanderer

space_adventures_vol_1_35It is Throwback Thursday again with FKAjason and Vance discussing “The Little Wanderer,” a story by Joe Gill and Steve Ditko that first appeared in Space Adventures #35 (1960, Charlton Comics). Captain Atom helps (sort of) his friend Gunner and his narcoleptic son. Cap flies around, blasts space birds, and generally confounds the readers with questions like, “Why?” or “How?” and “Did somebody say donuts?”

Music
Heart of Gold – The Roy Clark Method
Speak to Me/Breath – Pink Floyd
The Wanderer – Dion

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March 17, 2016

02: The Second Man in Space

tumblr_o43fhbuwnr1v2lu8ko3_400Throwback Thursday returns and this time out, FKAjason and Vance review the Space Adventures #34 Captain Atom story “The Second Man in Space” (written by Joe Gill with artwork by Steve Ditko). We discuss the laziness of “space vaccines” and the general cheesyness of silver age comics. Vance can barely stay awake for this one, so you know you’re in for a real treat!

Music
Heart of Gold – The Roy Clark Method
Silver and Gold – U2

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February 4, 2016

01: Introducing Captain Atom

24664833361_e0430f3586_zWait, haven’t we already introduced Captain Atom? Well, yes and no. Call this episode of SNGPOD our “throwback Thursday” episode. We have a special guest on and we talk about the origin of the “original” Silver Age Captain Atom from Space Adventures #33. The story (written by Joe Gill with art by the legendary Steve Ditko) is titled “Introducing Captain Atom,” and it, well, introduces Captain Atom.

Music
Heart of Gold – The Roy Clark Method
Silver – Echo and the Bunnymen

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