Silver & Gold Podcast

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On December 22, 2015, my friend Roy and I debuted our podcast, Silver & Gold. The podcast is a review show covering the DC Comics characters Booster Gold and Captain Atom. We plan to cover each issue of Booster Gold (vol 1), which ran for 25 issues from 1986 to 1988, each issue of Captain Atom (vol 1, DC), which ran for 57 issues from 1987 to 1991 and included two annuals. It is our goal to also cover Booster and Cap’s followup series as well as their various appearances in other DC Comics books. Below are the episodes recorded and released so far with the most recent episode listed first.


01/10/2017 – 24: THE TOMORROW RUN

faroca-01-01The wait is over. In this episode, Roy and Jay review “Blowback” from The Fall and Rise of Captain Atom (vol 1) #1 by Cary Bates, Greg Weisman, Will Conrad, Ivan Nunes, Saida Temofonte, Jason Badower, Kristy Quinn, Gabriel Hardman, Jordan Boyd, and Jim Chadwick. The New 52 Captain Atom can’t live with guilt and does something drastic.

We also review “The Tomorrow Run” from Booster Gold (v0l 1) #13 by Dan Jurgens, Gary Martin, Gene D’Angelo, Bob Lappan, and Barbara Randall. Sick with a future bug, Booster enlists the help of Rip Hunter and Goldstar to travel back to the future for a cure.

Guest Stars: Rip Hunter, Dr. Soo, Superman, Green Lantern Hal Jordan, Cyborg

No Silver/Gold Watch this episode.

Music
Heart of Gold – The Roy Clark Method
Human – The Human League

Starboy – The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk
Tomorrow People – Ziggy Marley

Click here to play episode 24!

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12/22/2016 – 23: SWEET DREAMS, MAJOR FORCE

booster_gold_vol_1_12It is again time to join FKAjason and  Roy “Charlemagne” Cleary as they review and discuss Booster Gold (vol 1) #12 and Captain Atom (DC  vol 1) #12. Booster has his final showdown with the Director of the 1,000. Captain Atom is reunited with his son Randy.

“War” from Booster Gold #12 was by Dan Jurgens, Mike DeCarlo, Gene D’Angelo, John Costanza, and Barbara Randall. It’s Booster versus the SCUBA Squad and the 1,000.

captain_atom_vol_1_12“Sweet Dreams, Major Force” from Captain Atom #12 was by Cary Bates, Greg Weisman, Pat Broderick, Bob Smith, Nansi Hoolahan, Duncan Andrews, and Dennis O’Neil. Captain Atom is finally reunited with his son Randy while Eiling and Megala prepare for the coming of the mysterious Major Force.


Guest Stars:
Major Force (kind of), Dr. Shocker, the Director

Silver Watch: The month Captain Atom #12 came out, Cap also appeared in Firestorm: The Nuclear Man #68, Justice League International (vol 1) #10, Millennium #5, Wonder Woman #13, Millennium #6, Superman #14, Millennium #7, and Millennium #8.

Music
Heart of Gold – The Roy Clark Method
Hello – The Three Stooges

What a Wonderful Word, Hello – David Paymer & Floyd Vivino
When I Think of You – Janet Jackson
Beating Booster on the Docks – SCUBA Squad
War (What is it Good For?) – Edwin Starr
Sara – Starship
Back in Time – Huey Lewis and the News
I Think We’re Alone Now – Tiffany
Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) – Eurythmics

Click here to play episode 23!

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11/23/2016 – 22: WHEN GLASS HOUSES SHATTER

Join FKAjason, Roy “Charlemagne” Cleary, and The Fire and Water Network’s Irredeemable Shag as they review and discuss Booster Gold (vol 1) #11 and Captain Atom (DC  vol 1) #11. Shag was asked to guest on this episode because he is an expert in the 1987 DC crossover/mini-series event Millennium. Also, Firestorm, the Nuclear Man is in this issue of Captain Atom.

“When Glass Houses Shatter” from Booster Gold #11 was by Dan Jurgens Mike DeCarlo, Gene D’Angelo, John Costanza, Barbara Randall, and Gerry Conway. Booster’s battle with the 1,000 continues as they enlist the aid of Blue Devil baddie Shockwave.

“A Matter of Choice” from Captain Atom #11 was by Cary Bates, Greg Weisman, Pat Broderick, Bob Smith, Nansi Hoolahan, Duncan Andrews, Dennis O’Neil, and Jerry Bingham. Captain Atom is sent into the swamp to take down Manhunter pawn Firestorm.

Guest Stars: Shockwave, Firestorm, Dr. Shocker, the Director

Silver Watch: The month Captain Atom #11 came out, Cap also apeared in Action Comics #596Blue Beetle #20Justice League International #9Millennium #1Millennium #3, Millennium #4, Secret Origins #22, Suicide Squad #9, and Teen Titans Spotlight #18.

Music
Heart of Gold – The Roy Clark Method
Stuck With You – Huey Lewis and the News
A Boy Named Sue – Johnny Cash
Welcome Back – John Sebastian
Here I Go Again – Whitesnake
Glass House – Ani DiFranco

Click here to play episode 22!

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10/27/2016 – 21: ONE SECOND OF WAR

Vance’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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10/13/2016 – MINI-EPISODE 01: THE FALL AND RISE OF CAPTAIN ATOM

It is our first mini episode with big freaking news from DC Comics! What will it mean for Captain Atom? What will it mean for Silver & Gold? What will it mean for the world as we know it?

Music
Fanfare for the Common Man – Composed by Aaron Copland, performed by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
I Wanna Go Back – Eddie Money

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10/10/2016 – 20: WISH YOU WERE HERE

It’s 10/10 so FKAjason and Roy “Charlemagne” Cleary are ready to talk about some old “number 10” comics! First we revisit Booster Gold (vol 1) #9 with Herb Fung! Then join us for “Death Grip of the 1,000” by Dan Jurgens, Mike DeCarlo, Gene D’Angelo, Augustin Mas, Barbara Randall, and Alan Gold from Booster Gold (vol 1) #10. Hang around after that for “Wish You Were Here” by Cary Bates, Greg Weisman, Pat Broderick, Bob Smith, Carl Gafford, Duncan Andrews, and Denny O’Neil from Captain Atom (DC, vol 1) #10.

Guest Stars: Senator Ballard, Director of the 1000, killer robots, Captain Atom’s supporting cast.

Silver Watch: Captain Atom is all over the DC Universe because of the Millennium “event.”

Music
Heart of Gold – The Roy Clark Method
Papa Don’t Preach – Madonna
Didn’t We Almost Have It All – Whitney Houston
Monorail Song – The Simpsons
Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd

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09/29/2016 – 19: 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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09/09/2016 – 18: TIME BRIDGE PART II

The ninth day of the ninth month can only mean that FKAjason and Roy “Charlemagne” Cleary are ready to talk about some old “number 9” comic books! Join us for “Time Bridge Part II” by Dan Jurgens, Mike DeCarlo, Gene D’Angelo, John Costanza, and Alan Gold from Booster Gold (vol 1) #9. Then stick around as we pick at “Blood and Betrayal” by Cary Bates, Pat Broderick, Bob Smith, Carl Gafford, Duncan Andrews, and Denny O’Neil from Captain Atom (DC, vol 1) #9.

Guest Stars: Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Ultra Boy, Senator Ballard, Director of the 1000, Bolt, Chiller, and Ronald Reagan.

Silver & Gold Watch: A quick reminder in the pages of Firestorm: The Nuclear Man (vol 1) #64 of how Captain Atom trounced the “nuclear man,” and both Booster and Cap appear in the pages of Who’s Who Update ’87 #3.

Music
Heart of Gold – The Roy Clark Method
Invisible Touch – Genesis
La Bamba – Los Lobos
Is it Really So Strange – The Smiths

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08/25/2016 – 17: 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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Heart of Gold – The Roy Clark Method
Listen Like Thieves – INXS

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08/08/2016 – 16: LIVE OR LET DIE?

In this episode of SNGPOD, Roy and Jay review Time Bridge (Part I of II) from Booster Gold (vol 1) #8 by Dan Jurgens, Mike DeCarlo, Gene D’Angelo, Augustin Mas, and Alan Gold. We also review Live or Let Die? from Captain Atom (vol 1, DC) #8 by Cary Bates, Pat Broderick, Bob Smith, Carl Gafford, Duncan Andrews, and Dennis O’Neil.

Guest Stars: Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Ultra Boy, Senator Ballard, Director of the 1000, the Cambodian, Plastique, Chiller, and Ronald Reagan

Silver Watch: Captain Atom vs Firestorm (again).

Music
Heart of Gold – The Roy Clark Method
On My Own – Patti La Belle featuring Michael McDonald
I Wanna Dance with Somebody – Whitney Houston
Live and Let Die – Paul McCartney & Wings

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07/21/2016 – 15: 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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07/07/2016 – 14: THE MAN OF GOLD VS THE MAN OF STEEL!

tumblr_o9ybh1ophj1v2lu8ko1_1280tumblr_o9ycnrah0r1v2lu8ko8_500Superman teaches Booster Gold a harsh lesson with his fists in Booster Gold(vol 1) #7 by Dan Jurgens, Mike DeCarlo, Gene D’Angelo, Augustin Mas, and Alan Gold. Captain Atom gets sucker-stabbed by the Cambodian while he’s chatting up Plastique in Captain Atom (DC, vol 1) #7 by Cary Bates, Pat Broderick, Bob Smith, Carl Gafford, Duncan Andrews, and Dennis O’Neil. And Roy and Jay are there to talk about it!

Music
Heart of Gold – The Roy Clark Method

Battle Without Honor or Humanity – Tomoyasu Hotei

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Music
Heart of Gold – The Roy Clark Method
I Wanna Live in a World Full of Heroes – Kirby Krackle
Batman (1966) Theme – Composed by Neal Hefti, featuring the Ron Hicklin Singers)

Starman Theme – Composed by Jack Nitzsche
The Lonely Man Theme – Composed by Joe Harnell
I Am the Law – Anthrax
Richie Rich Theme Song (1980) – Artist(s) Unknown

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*Special Thanks to John Broome, Gerry Conway, Steve Ditko, Arnold Drake, Will Eisner, Carlos Ezquerra, Bill Finger, Gardner Fox, Joe Gill, Archie Goodwin, Alfred Harvey, Carmine Infantino, Geof Isherwood, Dan Jurgens, Bob Kane, Gil Kane, Jack Kirby, Warren Kremer, Harry Lampert, Stan Lee, Chuck Lorre, Tom Lyle, Martin Lodell, Al Milgrom, Bill Prady, Joe Shuster, Jerry Siegel, Roger Stern, John Wagner, Charles Nicholas Wojtkoski, and Dave Wood*

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06/06/2016 – 12: AT LAST! THE ORIGIN OF BOOSTER GOLD

Like Julius Caesar in 49 BC, FKAjason and Roy “Charlemagne” Cleary cross the Rubicon with Booster Gold, Skeets, Superman, and their new pal Z. Finally, the origin of Booster Gold is revealed by Dan Jurgens, Mike DeCarlo, Nansi Hoolahan, Augustin Mas, and Alan Gold. We then turn our sights on the new Doctor Spectro trying to get a piece of Captain Atom’s lie with Cary Bates, Pat Broderick, Bob Smith, Carl Gafford, Duncan Andrews, and Dennis O’Neil. All of this and more are found in today’s reviews of Booster Gold (vol 1) #6, and Captain Atom (DC, vol 1) #6. Plus, your listener feedback!

Music
Heart of Gold – The Roy Clark Method
Channel Z – The B-52’s
Kiss – Prince
With or Without You – U2

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06/02/2016 – 11: THE WRECK OF X-44

spaceadventures1952series36This 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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05/05/2016 –  10: FACE OFF

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In this episode of Silver and Gold Podcast, Captain Atom faces off with Firestorm, the Nuclear Man! Dr. Spectro faces off with a journalist! Booster Gold faces off with a killer zamboni and the Metropolis hockey team! So many face offs we had to call in the Irredeemable Shag to help us out. We review the Booster Gold (vol 1) #5 story “Face Off” (by the creative team of Dan Jurgens, Mike DeCarlo, Nansi Hoolahan, Augustin Mas, and Janice Race) and the Captain Atom (DC, vol 1) #5 story “The Return of Dr. Spectro” (by the creative team of Cary Bates, Pat Broderick, Bob Smith, Bob Le Rose, Augustin Mas, and Dennis O’Neill).

Music
Heart of Gold – The Roy Clark Method
Purple Rain – Prince & the Revolution
Kiss – Prince & The Revolution

Batdance – Prince
Face Off – Bow Wow & Omarion

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04/30/2016 – 09: MAJOR TOM

major.tom.08In this episode of the Silver and Gold Podcast, Jay discusses the similarities between the origin of Captain Atom and the subject matter of the Peter Schilling song “Major Tom (Coming Home).”

Music
Living a Boy’s Adventure Tale – A-Ha
Major Tom (völlig losgelöst) – Peter Schilling

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04/21/2016 – 08: 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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04/04/2016 – 07: MISSING IN ACTION!

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This time out, Jay and Roy review Booster Gold (vol 1) #4 by Dan Jurgens, Mike DeCarlo, Nansi Hoolahan, and Augustin Mas. Thorn, Booster, and Skeets battle Mindancer, Blackgaurd, and the 1,000. Then we review Captain Atom (DC, vol 1) #4 by Cary Bates, Pat Broderick, Bob Smith, Carl Gafford, and Augustin Mas. Nathaniel Adam is finally reunited with his daughter after his 18-year-absence. Plus, scads of your listener feedback!

Music
Heart of Gold – The Roy Clark Method
Peaches – The Presidents of the United States of America
Silver and Gold – Pee Wee King

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03/17/2016 –  06: 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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03/02/2016 – 05: FIGHTING MAD!

In episode 05 of the Silver & Gold Podcast, we discuss Booster Gold (Vol 1) #3, The Night Has Two-Thousand Eyes (by Dan Jurgens, Mike DeCarlo, Nansi Hoolahan, and Augustin Mas), and Captain Atom (DC Vol 1) #3, Blast from the Past (by Cary Bates, Pat Broderick, Bob Smith, Carl Gafford, and John Costanza). Captain_Atom_Vol_1_3Also, FKAjason and Charlemagne’s secret origins are revealed, that’s what friends are for, Booster in peril, Thorn’s fashion choices, The Love Boat, Booster Gold looks like an idiot, typical Eddie, a wall of balls, Mindancer’s brain bolt, Firestorm as the star of the book, Captain Atom’s creepy meeting with his daughter, and Nate going critical..

 

Music
Heart of Gold – The Roy Clark Method
Gold – Spandau Ballet

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02/04/2016 – 04: INTRODUCING CAPTAIN ATOM

space.adv.33.04Wait, 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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01/28/2016 – 03: CAPTAIN ATOM… A TRUE AMERICAN HERO?

captain.atom.v1.02.01In this episode of Silver & Gold, we discuss what I like to call “Captain Atom versus the French Canadian Separatists.” After a brief discussion about Captain Atom’s junk, we review Captain Atom (vol 1, DC) #2 by Cary Bates, Pat Broderick, Bob Smith, Carl Gafford, and John Costanza.

Music
Heart of Gold – The Roy Clark Method
Silver Threads and Golden Needles – The Springfields

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01/12/2016 – 02: ENTER MINDANCER, ENTER MADNESS!

After some brief Force Awakens spoilers and a correction to last episode (followed by more Star Wars talk), we review Booster Gold (volume 1) #02 by Dan Jurgens, Mike DeCarlo, Tom Ziuko, and Augustin Mas. We also cover a little Knight Rider, 80s comic smells, and listener feedback.

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Heart of Gold – The Roy Clark Method
Silver and Gold – Country Joe and the Fish

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12/22/2015 – 01: FIRST ISSUE EXCITEMENT!

In the first episode of the Silver and Gold Podcast, we and review Booster Gold (vol 1) #1 (from February 1986 and written and drawn by Dan Jurgens with inks by Mike DeCarlo, colors by Tom Ziuko and letters by Augustin Mas) and Captain Atom (vol 1, DC) #1 (from March 1987 and written by Cary Bates with pencils by Pat Broderick, inks by Bob Smith, colors by Carl Gafford, and letters by John Costanza).  captain_atom_1This podcast was inspired by Shag and Rob of The Fire and Water Podcast. This is the only episode of this podcast with beeped-out swear words.

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Heart of Gold – The Roy Clark Method

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