The Lonely Hearts Romance Comics Podcast – Episode 7 – Chasing Patsy

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It’s just Siskoid and Furn in this episode of Lonely Hearts – ON LOCATION! – as the boys hit the local comic book store in search of romance comics! Plus, Romance Comics Theatre!

Listen to Episode 7! (The usual filthy filthy language warnings apply.)

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Something we found but did not buy (included for the unintentional yucks):triptostore

If you’d like to follow along with Romance Comics Theatre, it’s real easy:theatre-impatient

Further credits :
“Comic Book Romance” (Theme for Lonely Hearts Podcast) by Johnny and the Jokers.

“Here’s to the Losers” (End theme for Lonely Hearts Podcast) by James (Vic Fontaine) Darren.

Relevant teaser clip from “True Romance” by Tony Scott (script by Quentin Tarantino), starring Patricia Arquette and Christian Slater

Additional audio:

Romance Comics Theatre Music: “Only You” by Franck Pourcel’s French Fiddles

Bonus clips from: “Samson” by Regina Spektor; “The Science Love Song” by Asap Science.

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The Lonely Hearts Romance Comics Podcast – Episode 6 – The Taming of the Brute

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Weird Love #1 gives us a lot to talk about, but we stick to The Taming of the Brute, originally from Charlton’s Just Married #53. It’s a doozy and makes for a great installment of Romance Comics Theatre. Along the way, we talk up IDW’s Weird Love series, Max Headroom, and Shakespeare. Kid you not.

Listen to Episode 6! (The usual filthy filthy language warnings apply.)

You can play the podcast using the player above or by right-clicking “download”, choosing “Save Target/Link As”, and selecting a location on your computer to save the file (55MB).

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If you’d like to follow along with Romance Comics Theatre, look no further:theatre-brute

Further credits :
“Comic Book Romance” (Theme for Lonely Hearts Podcast) by Johnny and the Jokers.

“Here’s to the Losers” (End theme for Lonely Hearts Podcast) by James (Vic Fontaine) Darren.

Relevant teaser clip from Shakespeare’s Retold’s “The Taming of the Shrew”, written by Sally Wainwright, starring Shirley Henderson

Additional audio:

Romance Comics Theatre Music: “Ain’t Right” by The Sound Defects

Bonus clips from: “Max Headroom” by Annabel Jankel and Rocky Morton, starring Matt Frewer; “Beach Blanket Bingo” by William Asher, Music and arrangements by Jerry Styner, lyrics by Guy Hemric, performed by Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello and cast; “The Taming of the Shrew” by Franco Zeffirelli, starring Richard Burton; Deep Space Nine’s “A Man Alone”, written by Gerald Sanford & Michael Piller, starring René Auberjonois.

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The Lonely Hearts Romance Comics Podcast – Episode 5 – Secret Wars Secret Love

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Marvel’s Secret Wars has lasted so long, it’s had the time to spawn a romance book! That’s right, Lonely Hearts takes a look at all five stories from the Secret Wars Secret Love one-shot, taking many meandering detours through comics and movies minutia on the journey. That’s what happens when you put these four guys in the same room. Plus, Romance Comics Theatre!

Listen to Episode 5! (The usual filthy filthy language warnings apply.)

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Secret Wars Secret Love’s cover is a tribute to an age-old favorite!swsl1

And here’s our very short, but informative, installment of Romance Comics Theatre!takehimshopping

Further credits :
“Comic Book Romance” (Theme for Lonely Hearts Podcast) by Johnny and the Jokers.

“Here’s to the Losers” (End theme for Lonely Hearts Podcast) by James (Vic Fontaine) Darren.

Relevant teaser clip from “Mister Roboto” by Styx.

Additional audio:

Romance Comics Theatre Music: “On Sale Now” by Daniel May

Bonus clips from: “Predator” by John McTiernan, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Carl Weathers; “Mister Roboto” by Jeffster; “We Don’t Need Another Hero” by Tina Turner; “Wedding March” by Mendelssohn; “Why Can’t I Be You?” by The Cure; “Stayin’ Alive” by The Bee Gees; and the Shaw Bros. fanfare.

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The Lonely Hearts Romance Comics Podcast – Episode 4 – Betty & Veronica

header-lonelyhearts-archieOur fourth episode is all to do with the love triangle between Archie, Betty and Veronica, and in particular, how it all culminated in the Life of Archie series that led to Archie’s very death. All to do? Not quite! We also have a nice helping of Romance Comics Theatre for you as well, from a vintage 60s Charlton Comics source!

Listen to Episode 4! (The usual filthy filthy language warnings apply.)

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We mention an Archie (actually, Betty & Me) cover, so have to prove its existence. Here we go:

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And here’s the play’s script so you can follow along:

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Further credits :

“Comic Book Romance” (Theme for Lonely Hearts Podcast) by Johnny and the Jokers.

“Here’s to the Losers” (End theme for Lonely Hearts Podcast) by James (Vic Fontaine) Darren.

Relevant teaser clip from the premiere of “Sugar, Sugar” on the Archie animated series (1969) as sung by the Archies.

Additional audio:

Romance Comics Theatre Music: “Aloha Oe”, Hawaiian traditional

Proper attribution of quote over: “On Sale Now” by Daniel May

Bonus clips from: “Tu veux ou tu veux pas” by Brigitte Bardot; “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” by Stephen Chbosky, starring Logan Lerman; and one of the Harry Potter films (I can’t easily tell them apart), starring Rupert Grint

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The Lonely Hearts Romance Comics Podcast – Episode 3 – Calamity Jane

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In our third episode, we use an old western romance comic to discuss the introduction of genre into romance and vice-versa. That story: 1950’s Calamity Jane from Cowgirl Romances #1, which is naturally presented in glorious Romance Comics Theatre fashion. Sorry about the accents, but I did manage to get two genuine Texans in the main role – my sister and brother-in-law on my Texas side!

Listen to Episode 3! (The usual filthy filthy language warnings apply.)

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The play’s script so you can follow along:theatre3-calamityjane

Further credits :
“Comic Book Romance” (Theme for Lonely Hearts Podcast) by Johnny and the Jokers.

“Here’s to the Losers” (End theme for Lonely Hearts Podcast) by James (Vic Fontaine) Darren.

Relevant teaser clip from “Calamity Jane” trailer (1953) by David Butler, starring Doris Day and Howard Keel.

Additional audio:

Romance Comics Theatre Music: “Old Kentucky Home” by Edwina Travis-Chin, and “Dirty Work At The Crossroads” by Sam Fonteyn

Theatre credits over: “Cosa dice un Saloon ad un altro Saloon” by Welion Mocens

“Secret Love” by Doris Day from Calamity Jane (1953)

Bonus clips from: “Short Circuit” by John Badham, starring Ally Sheedy; “Wonder Woman Theme” by Charles Fox

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The Lonely Hearts Romance Comics Podcast – Episode 2 – Superman’s Girlfriend: Lois or Diana?

We made it to a second episode! Bass, Furn, Marty I won’t just be covering classic romance comics, but more contemporary romances as well. In that spirit, we tackle – though not without some digressions – the Superman/Lois Lane/Wonder Woman relationship controversy. On what side do you fall? STRONG LANGUAGE – LISTENER DISCRETION ADVISED! ALSO, AWKWARD DATING!!!

And don’t worry, if you’re a fan of classic romance comics, Romance Comics Theater returns with 1972’s “Mini Must Go!” from Charlton’s Love and Romance #6!

Listen to Episode 2

You can play the podcast using the player above or by right-clicking “download”, choosing “Save Target/Link As”, and selecting a location on your computer to save the file (46 MB).

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The play’s script so you can follow along:

Further credits :
“Comic Book Romance” (Theme for Lonely Hearts Podcast) by Johnny and the Jokers.

“Here’s to the Losers” (End theme for Lonely Hearts Podcast) by James (Vic Fontaine) Darren.

Relevant teaser clip from “Superman” by Richard Donner, starring Margot Kidder.

Additional audio:

Romance Comics Theatre Music: “Isabel” by Piero Piccioni.

“Mini, Mini, Mini” by Jacques Dutronc

Bonus clips from: “Nick Fury Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.” by Rod Hardy, starring Davis Hasselhoff; “Pulp Fiction” by Quentin Tarantino, starring Harvey Keitel;

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