Monday, April 29, 2019

THE STEEVEN ORR ELSE PODCAST EPISODE 36




This is just me talking about things, such as:

  • The Adventures of Norman Oklahoma
  • Event Orr Else
  • Just Another Fanboy
  • New Patreon Goals
  • The Orville
  • Supernatural
  • The Passage


There's even a bit of comic talk.

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Friday, April 26, 2019

MY OTHER PODCAST EPISODE 59


On your Friday episode I talk about a book from 1986. Blue Beetle #1 from DC Comics

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

THE ADVENTURES OF NORMAN OKLAHOMA #55


THIS IS WHAT HE’D trained for. The Academy. His time spent as a rookie riding shotgun with a seasoned Trooper. He should be ready. And yet, as Tracey’s scream hit his ears, Adam found himself rooted to the spot.

It didn’t take but a half a second for chaos to take hold and infect everyone within the small building. That one scream and soon everyone was shouting, praying, cursing, crying, or in the case of the old woman in the cardigan, all four.

The noise woke the little girl and soon she added her voice to the others.

“The keys!” someone shouted.

Adam could only stand and stare as, out in the lot, the man who had only stopped for gas was pulled to the ground by one of the people who had come out of the night from across the highway. Despite the badge on his chest, the pistol at his side, and the oath he'd made to serve and protect, Adam did nothing as the man disappeared behind the car where, thankfully, he wasn’t able to see the rest.

The others were there behind them, shambling along to join their companion out there on the other side of the car. As he watched them, he became aware of tears rolling uncontrollably down his cheeks, and one word grew in his brain. A word he didn’t want to think about. It was a crazy word. Unreal. It just wasn’t possible. Yet he couldn’t help but notice the similarity to the perps outside and the creatures on his favorite survival horror TV show.

He needed to do something, it was his job. He held something clutched in his right fist, a few somethings actually. He couldn’t quite remember what they were but they began to dig into the palm of his hand, biting. The pain jolted him for a moment and he took in his surroundings.

Remember your training, he thought. Assess the situation.

The old couple were kneeling, each trying to comfort the little girl while trying to do the same for each other. Luke and Dan were like statues. By the looks on their faces, he figured that the very same word that had taken up residence in his head had also kicked down the door into theirs.

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JUST ANOTHER FANBOY EPISODE 3




Here's the third episode, recorded on Tuesday, September 12, 2006, and it's the one where I got the new microphone.

I begin the episode talking with Norman Oklahoma who shares his secret for looking young.

After that you get:

  • Listener's Feedback
  • News and Information You Could Have Easily Gotten For Yourself With Just a Little Effort, brought to you by Pickle in a Sack
  • Comic Book Picks of the Week (where I still just talk about books I will get, not books I have because I got my books monthly at the time)
  • The Low Rent Fanboy Tip of the Week
  • My Top 3 Comics of August 2006: Wolverine #45, All Star Superman #5, and Justice League of America #1
  • The View From Norman Oklahoma: He's in too good a mood to rant about anything.

A quick note: As this was recorded in 2006, the websites I talk about (Pythonland and Off the Top of My Head) no longer exist. Neither does the email address. If you want to send me an email, send it to steevenorrelse@gmail.com

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

THE EVENT ORR ELSE PODCAST EPISODE 9




Klaw is dissected, the Hulk pouts, and Reed has a chat with Galactus!

All this and more in issue #9 of Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars from January, 1985.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

MY OTHER PODCAST EPISODE 58


I talk through my options regarding podcasting over the summer.

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Monday, April 22, 2019

THE STEEVEN ORR ELSE PODCAST EPISODE 35




Ever wondered how Shazam started? Did you know that there's more than one origin story?

Well, here's two.

This week I talk through two of Shazam's origin stories: Whiz Comics #2 from 1940 and Shazam: The New Beginning from 1987.

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Friday, April 19, 2019

MY OTHER PODCAST EPISODE 57


Not a lot of freaking out in this one, just me wondering what I'm going to do with the podcast over the summer.

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

THE ADVENTURES OF NORMAN OKLAHOMA #54


IN HER TWO YEARS working overnights at the Gas and Stuff, Tracey had often had the same nightmare. Except, since she worked nights, she’d have it in the daytime. Which, for some reason, had always made it feel more real.

In her nightmare, she would be at work, behind the counter, and alone. Time would stand still and she would feel the unnerving suspicion that she was being watched. Outside the dream, in the real world, when she was alone in the store, she would sometimes recall the nightmare and the notion would come to her that whomever had been watching her must have been out there in the dark on the other wide of the highway. The front of the store was all glass, after all. She was fairly certain that if she was standing out there in the dark, anyone behind the counter would be lit up like a Broadway premier.

The restroom door banged open and she nearly jumped from her seat.

“Sorry about that.” The man stood just outside the doorway, one hand holding open the restroom door. “Guess I don’t know my own strength.”

It was her sixth customer, and seeing him shook all thoughts of being watched from her head.

“It’s okay,” she said with a smile. “The door does it all the time.”

“Appreciate it, ma’am,” the man said, and tipped his hat to her like some sort of cowboy. He talked like a cowboy as well, though he sure didn’t dress like one. Not at all. In fact, he looked more like someone out of an old gangster flick, what with the suit, the trench coat, and the fedora.

She watched the man in the fedora out of the corner of her eye as he made his way back to the dairy cooler. The electronic bell over the front door chimed, however, and drew her eyes forward once again to greet the new customer. She opened her mouth and then closed it just as fast as soon as she saw that her new customer was Adam Vance.

She sighed inwardly.

Adam was in his late twenties with a sad, wispy little mustache that struggled with all its might to grow on his upper lip. He was thin, almost too thin, and walked in a rubbery sort of way. She was often surprised that his gun belt didn’t fall down around his ankles. The first time he had walked into the Gas and Stuff over a year ago, her first thought had been of Barney Fife from that old black and white TV show.

“Place is hopping,” Adam said as he approached the counter. He smiled and chewed on a toothpick.

“Tends to happen now and again,” she said, staring out at the lot through the front glass.

Tracey was just twenty-three, and though she liked having Adam around, if only to steer the bad element away, she was not at all interested in dating him. He was attractive enough, in a nerdy sort of way, but she just couldn’t see herself with a man with a mustache. Even if his breath had smelled of freshly laundered linen, she’d still say no. But then, he’d never asked. He just liked to hang out and look at her.

“That guy come back in tonight?” he asked as he leaned on an elbow on the counter.

“What guy?”

“The guy that asked you out last night,” Adam smiled. “Didn’t you say he was wearing a cape?”

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JUST ANOTHER FANBOY EPISODE 2




In this second episode, recorded on Tuesday, September 5, 2006, I loosen up just a bit.

In the episode you get:

  • News and Information You Could Have Easily Gotten For Yourself With Just a Little Effort, brought to you by Hog's Head Coffee.
  • My Picks of the Week.
  • This Week on DVD.
  • The Low Rent Fanboy Tip of the Week.
  • The View From Norman Oklahoma: The Digitizing of Comic Books
  • A quick note: As this was recorded in 2006, the websites I talk about (Pythonland and Off the Top of My Head) no longer exist. Neither does the email address. If you want to send me an email, send it to steevenorrelse@gmail.com

This episode isn't as bad as the first episode, but still ain't great.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

THE EVENT ORR ELSE PODCAST EPISODE 8




Pile Driver shot, She-Hulk's fate, and Spider-Man gets some new duds!

All this and more in issue #8 of Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars from December, 1984.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

MY OTHER PODCAST EPISODE 56


I start out by explaining the debacle behind Episode 34 of The Steeven Orr Else Podcast. This then turns into a full fledged freak out about the podcast in general in which I feel I'm doing everything wrong.

This is not a: "Please make me feel better" podcast. This is just me talking. Have fun with it :)

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Monday, April 15, 2019

THE STEEVEN ORR ELSE PODCAST EPISODE 34




This week I am forced to abandon the topic I had planned for, and instead talk about four old Marvel Comics:

Captain America 291 from March of 1984
The Incredible Hulk 302 from December of 1984
The Incredible Hulk 303 from January of 1985
The Amazing Spider-Man 129 from February of 1974

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Friday, April 12, 2019

MY OTHER PODCAST EPISODE 55


In this here Friday episode I talk about Green Arrow #1, the Post Crisis title written by Mike Grell.

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

JUST ANOTHER FANBOY EPISODE 1




This is the very first episode of the Just Another Fanboy Podcast and was recorded on August 29, 2006. I was brand new to podcasting and you can certainly tell.

First I read, badly, from a script that is supposed to describe my love of comics.

Next, I talk a little about myself, my cheap mic, and how I got into comics.

Then I do headlines, or, comic book news from August of 2006.

After that, I talk about the comics that are coming out (but not any that I actually read), new DVD releases, and the November 2006 comic book solicitations that I found the most interesting.

Next come my Trade of the Week: Identity Crisis by Brad Meltzer and Rags Morales from DC Comics.

Then I wrap it all up with The View From Norman Oklahoma who takes a moment to complain about the delays in the Civil War event from Marvel Comics.

Oh, and a quick note: As this was recorded in 2006, the websites I talk about (Pythonland and Off the Top of My Head) no longer exist. Neither does the email address. If you want to send me an email, send it to steevenorrelse@gmail.com

I apologize for this one, folks. It's not very good.

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THE ADVENTURES OF NORMAN OKLAHOMA #53



THE AIR WAS THICK with the scent of coffee and hot dogs.

The coffee smelled as if it had been brewed in Heaven from God’s personal pot. The hot dogs on the other hand, not so much. The two scents combined to make for something unique that only those who worked in gas stations could fully appreciate. Some find the mixture a stench that they simply can’t live with and are quick to find work elsewhere. Others find an odd comfort in the aroma. Tracey Fisher, the overnight clerk at the Gas and Stuff could take it or leave it. For her, the worst smell in the store has always been Adam Vance’s breath.

The Gas and Stuff was located on the north side of Highway 24 between Perry and Topeka, Kansas. It was, not to put too fine a point on it, in the middle of nowhere. There was the town of Grantville to the south over on the other side of the highway, but to call Grantville a town would be like calling a flea an elephant.

Besides, Grantville was far enough to the southwest that no one would hear her scream were the occasion to call for it. So really, when all the cards were lain upon the table, she would be all alone out in the sticks were it not for Adam Vance, his eye-watering breath, and the occasional customer.

Tracey had the misfortune to work the overnight shift. Not the safest of jobs in the world. Not when you take into consideration the store’s remote location and its direct access to a highway that is none to widely traveled. It was as if the place was just begging to be robbed. Which was why Tracey chose to put up with the stench that rolled from Adam’s mouth whenever he spoke to her. His presence made her feel safe. It helped, of course, that he was a cop. A Deputy Sheriff for Jefferson County.

Like Tracey, Adam worked the overnight shift. Apart from the occasional patrol, or order from dispatch to respond to a call, he liked to spend most of his time at the Gas and Stuff, talking to Tracey. Just having his patrol car sitting in the lot was enough to scare away any middle of the night would-be-miscreant out looking for an opportunity to score some quick cash.

At the moment, Adam sat out in his patrol car, which he did now and again to work on his paperwork. These were times that, normally, Tracey would relish, for it meant that she could be allowed some time alone with nothing but a good book, the music from the local Classic Rock station, and her thoughts. After all, at nearly Three in the morning, The Gas and Stuff was typically dead.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

THE MIGHTY #19


NOW

THE FULL WEIGHT OF clarity bore down upon Oliver Jordan as he sat perched on the edge of Peter Pembleton’s couch and told his story.

He could hear himself talking and had to admit that had it not happened to him, despite the world they live in, it all sounded a bit far fetched. Mostly because he found that once he thought about it, he could really only come to one logical conclusion. He was now a super powered human being. A Mighty. It was something he’d always dreamed of. It just couldn’t be real.

Oliver’s tale unfolded in quick bursts, broken up only by the tentative sips he took from his steaming mug of coffee, all the while his legs bouncing more than a pair of jack hammers working overtime. Mr. Pembleton, to his credit, said nothing as Oliver talked. He asked no questions, just sat patiently in his recliner and listened with all the attentiveness of a veteran therapist.

Eventually Oliver’s story came to an end and he sat silent, his eyes wide and unblinking.

Mr. Pembleton smiled and swallowed down the last of his coffee.

“Normally I’m not much of a coffee drinker,” Mr. Pembleton said setting his empty mug on the tray table next to the chair. “Especially at this time of night. However, you and I have a lot to get through, so I felt it right to indulge this one time.”

“Sir?”

“Coffee,” Mr. Pembleton repeated. “I don’t drink it much anymore.”

“Sir,” Oliver said. “Could you please help me make sense of what happened to me out there tonight?”

Mr. Pembleton ignored the question and instead took another sip of his coffee, found the mug empty, and rose. “Excuse me, my boy. Need to fill’er up.”

Oliver waited, his legs still bouncing, and tried to fight the urge to scream as he listened to Mr. Pembleton fumble about in the kitchen. Then, just as he felt he could take it no longer and was about to storm into the kitchen and demand that Mr. Pembleton tell him what was going on with the alien and the ring, the old man returned with his coffee.

Oliver waited as Mr. Pembleton took his seat.

Oliver sighed as Mr. Pembleton blew the steam from his mug and took a test sip.

“Yikes,” Mr. Pembleton said. “That’s a bit too hot for my liking.” He placed the mug on the tray table and began to stare at the open book of crosswords that lay there next to the mug.

“Mr. Pembleton?” Oliver said. “The ring?”

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THE EVENT ORR ELSE PODCAST EPISODE 7




Doom defeated, a new hero joins the team, and the Absorbing Man looses and arm!

All this and more in issue #7 of Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars from November, 1984.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

MY OTHER PODCAST EPISODE 54


In this episode I talk Highway Men from Netflix, and the joy at finding my old Tarzan paperbacks.

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

THE ADVENTURES OF NORMAN OKLAHOMA #52



THE FAIRIES WERE ON Jake like bees on a honey comb. He screamed and writhed as they covered him, stabbing with their tiny swords.

I pulled both pistols and flipped them. I held them by the barrels and, using them as clubs, beat the winged creatures from off the boy. Or at least I tried. For every one I beat back, two more would take their place. Despite their resilience, however, they seemed to take issue with the way I was treating their kin, because soon I too was surrounded.

It was like being inside a tornado made of razor blades, and nothing I did had any effect. I swung the pistols feeling more than a little satisfaction each time they connected with one of the small figures. But in the end it didn’t matter what I did. The swarm was just too much. I kicked and clubbed and cursed, all to the sound of Tumbling Tumbleweeds.

But then, as suddenly as it had begun, the song stopped, cut short as it was replaying for the second time. And with that, Jake and I were alone.

The abrupt silence, not to sound like a cliché, was deafening. To go from the roaring buzz of a few hundred enraged fairies, the warbling howls of old cowboys, and the high pitched screams of a terrified child, to nothing but the faint hum of the cars out on the highway off in the distance could just plain rattle most folks.

I ain’t most folks.

I holstered the pistols and bent to check on Jake who had gone silent. He was alive, and though the coat I’d thrown over him was in tatters, the boy himself was unscathed.

“They’re gone,” I said, placing a comforting hand on his back.

“Gone?” His voice held on to a slight tremor, though I could see that he was trying to act tough.

“Nary a fairy in sight,” I said, which caused him to giggle a bit.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

THE EVENT ORR ELSE PODCAST EPISODE 6




The Lizard returns, Titania gets a man, and the Wasp, well... I don't want to talk about it!

All this and more in issue #6 of Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars from October, 1984.

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Monday, April 1, 2019