Episode 56: Zip Zap with Paul Allor

Welcome to another installment of The Hour Cosmic, your favorite comics game show! This week, our guest is "G.I. Joe" and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" writer Paul Allor!

On this week’s show, among other things, we discuss:

- Varying reports as to the quality of the original TMNT cartoons!
- Kickers Inc!
- Debt!

Let's meet our guest, shall we?

Paul Allor is a comic book writer from way down in Kokomo (Indiana). He is currently writing both "G.I. Joe" and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Utrom Empire" for IDW Comics and "Strange Nation" for Monkeybrain. He has done a bit of work in the Turtles-world, penning a few issues of the Villain Microseries. In addition to his writing, he has also edited books like "Sheltered" for Image and the first issue of "Girls Night Out" series for Amy Chu's Alpha Girl Comics. He is also part of Comics Experience, an online comics school where you can take classes and workshops with some of the best in the business. It is through a class he took at the Comics Experience that led to his first published work, "Clockwork," which you can get for free right here. You can check out his website, follow him on Twitter (@PaulAllor), or check out his Tumblr.

As always, your hosts are:

Brian Salvatore – New Jerseyan, New York Mets enthusiast, host of “Input/Output,” a music podcast, and occasional blogger/freelance writer. He has never met a dog he didn’t like (even that one that bit his leg when he was 10), and has baked better bread than he ever thought possible.

Chad Bowers – South Carolinian, GI Joe enthusiast, co-writer of “Subatomic Party Girls" “Down Set Fight,” and “Awesome Hospital” with Chris Sims, and writer of “Monster Plus.” He teaches us cool expressions like “Oh, snakes!” and has a lot of opinions about barbeque.

Matthew Meylikhov – Bostonian, cat and beard enthusiast, co-writer of “Detective Space Cat” with Colin Bell, writer of “Morning Glories Babies,” "Morning Glories Academy Study Hall" (both backmatter for the Image Comics series "Morning Glories") and “Control,” and letterer extraordinaire. He reads more comics than anyone on the planet, and has sworn off White Castle for life.

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