The breaking of the 69th seal of the Roboplastic Apocalypse unleashes a tsunami of epic roboconversations all over Miami Beach on Fourth on July Day 2014! Like Tubbs to a Crockett, mighty waves of comic bookers, my little ponyers, powerful rangerers, video gamers and other assorted japanamation strangers all converged on the Miami Beach Convention Center for Florida SuperCon! Join the Nostrodomatron as I surf the waves of pop culture nerdity in the hopes of landing on conversation islands with the artists who helped create the great toy robots comics of the 70s and 80s. How did Al Milgrom get lucky enough to edit Shogun Warriors, Micronauts, and ROM? Why did Joe Rubinstein leave the Micronauts? And how did Peter David come to the realization that R5-D4 singledroidedly saved the Star Wars galaxy? Find out all this and more in this TALKING NAUTY IN MIAMI edition of the podcastalypse!
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This picture with Josef Rubinstein and Al Milgrom was a highlight of the con, but listen to me talk about why it also drove me crazy!
I don't know what character that pumpkin is, but it would have looked awesome on stage with Helloween back in '88.
A couple booths had nice selections of American Toy Robots of Japanese Toy Robots, and one even had Robo Force!
I met the lead accordion player (?!) of the band Random Encounter, saw Robert the oldest robot at the con, and talked to Peter David about Skippy the Jedi Droid!
Al Milgrom was a great guy and gave me an absolutely fantastic interview.
Joe Rubinstein was really classy and professional and made me wish I was, too!
It isn't a legit Florida comic convention without the legendary artist José Delbo!
Danny Fingeroth was really cool about the whole Robot Master thing! He even dedicated his book to me with "Your pal, Donny Finkleberg"!
SHOW NOTES OF THE PODCASTALYPSE
- It's time for Florida Supercon 2014!
- Last episode is the pre-show to this episode!
- Power Ranger guest drama this year
- Cobra Commander's five things to remember when volunteering at SuperCon
- ROM chronological reading order
- Shogun Warriors reading order
- Micronauts reading order
- ROM vs. Jim the guy with a magnet
- BREAK-ROM commercial
- Interview with Al Milgrom
- An Al Milgrom podcast interview at FirestormFan.com
- Al Milgrom at ComicBookDB.com
- BREAK-Micronauts Hornetroid commercial
- Interview with Josef Rubinstein
- Joe Rubinstein at ComicBookDB.com
- Joe Rubinstein interviews at Comic Geek Speak
- Other Joe Rubinstein/Michael Golden collaborations
- Michael Netzer's Famous ROM #1 Cover that Wasn't
- Crazy rock accordion video game music band Random Encounter
- José Delbo's great Transformers Regeneration 1 #96 sketch covers
- Getting a picture of Danny Fingeroth with Megatron
- The A-Team intro where Dirk Benedict sees a Cylon
- BREAK-R5-D4 commercial
- Interview with Peter David
- The original prose version of Skippy the Jedi Droid
- The comic adaptation of Skippy the Jedi Droid
- Peter David's Dark of the Moon adaptation with a different ending than the movie
- The lost Peter David Transformer story "The Love Bug"
- Peter David's new book Artful
- Peter David's new Spider-Man 2099
- Peter David's upcoming Deadpool mini series Deadpool's Art of War
- Don't Rocket Punch Your Friends!
The Marvel in the 80s panel with (from L-R) Peter David, Danny Fingeroth, Bob McLeod, Al Milgrom, Alex Saviuk, and Greg LaRocque.