Mon, 21 July 2014
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Tonight’s Diners: Scott, Miles, Jim Arrowood, Jim Beard, and John S. Drew
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Luke Skywalker's uncle Owen has just purchased two droids, R2-D2 and C-3PO. Luke has been assigned to clean and maintain them. In the process of working on R2-D2, Luke discovers that his 'little friend' is carrying a secret message, delivered by a beautiful holographic woman. When Luke asks C-3PO if he recognizes this woman, does C-3PO specifically identify her?
Is Batman a Superhero?
Join this roundtable discussion as we discuss whether the Caped Crusader belongs among the legion of Super Heroes.
A native Toledoan, Jim Beard was introduced to comic books at an early age by his father, who passed on to him a love for the medium and the pulp characters who preceded it. After decades of reading, collecting and dissecting comics, Jim became a published writer when he sold a story to DC Comics in 2002. Since that time he's written official Star Wars and Ghostbusters comic stories and contributed articles and essays to several volumes of comic book history.
His work includes GOTHAM CITY 14 MILES, a book of essays on the 1966 Batman TV series, SGT. JANUS, SPIRIT-BREAKER, a collection of pulp ghost stories featuring an Edwardian occult detective, a giant monster anthology called MONSTER EARTH, and CAPTAIN ACTION: RIDDLE OF THE GLOWING MEN, the first pulp prose novel based on the classic 1960s action figure.
Currently, Jim provides regular content for Marvel.com, the official Marvel Comics website, is a regular columnist for Toledo Free Press and has forthcoming comic and prose work from Bluewater, TwoMorrows, Airship 27 and Pro Se.
Please visit him at http://sgtjanus.blogspot.com and on Facebook at http://facebook.com/thebeardjimbeard
John S. Drew: The God-Father of the SciFi Diner Podcast, John helms the long running Chronic Rift podcast and network. He also runs the the Batcave Podcast and the Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast.
Jim Arrowood: Hosts the Dune Saga Podcast and the Babylon Project Podcast.