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Celebrating 40 years of The Greatest American Hero with the lovely and talented Faye Grant! Faye joins me to talk about her time on the 80s superhero series. PLUS, she reminisces about doing hard time with Lou Ferrigno and Bill Bixby on the Hulk for the final episode of that show, and battling villainous lizards alongside Marc Singer in the epic sci-fi saga V!
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Date: March 20, 2021







The wonderfully talented Frances Fisher drops by this week! We’re chatting about her roles in blockbuster films like James Cameron’s Titanic and Clint Eastwood’s Unforgiven, close calls with Rick Springfield on Human Target and Tom Hanks on Big, acting motherly with Nathan Fillion on The Rookie, and her time in the world of HBO’s Watchmen!
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Date: February 20, 2021







I’m celebrating the 30th anniversary of the classic adventure film The Rocketeer with the Rocketeer himself, Billy Campbell! Billy flies into the Lair to chat about bringing Dave Stevens’ comic character to life. PLUS, find out how Lord of the Rings changed his life, why he gave Johnny Depp a lift, and get the scoop on his time in the Star Trek universe! From auditioning for Riker alongside Jonathan Frakes, to becoming the Outrageous Okona, to getting acting tips from Patrick Stewart, to his upcoming RETURN to Trek in Star Trek: Prodigy!
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Date: February 13, 2021







Actor Michael Paré joins me this week for my celebration of the 40th anniversary of The Greatest American Hero! Michael talks about working with GAH stars William Katt, Robert Culp, and Connie Sellecca, how a detour in filming led to his standout performance in Eddie and the Cruisers, clashing with Rick Moranis on Streets of Fire, and so much more!
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Date: February 6, 2021






William Katt – star of The Greatest American Hero – returns to the Comic Book Central Lair! I’m catching up with William about his roles on Supergirl and The Thundermans, AND we’re celebrating the 40th anniversary of GAH with my EXCLUSIVE Comic Book Central commentary on the classic season one episode, “My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys” featuring the Lone Ranger!

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Date: January 30, 2021







Believe it or not, I’m celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Greatest American Hero with GAH stunt coordinator, Dennis “Danger” Madalone! Dennis crashes into the Comic Book Central Lair to talk about the crazy crashes in the classic superhero series, working with Wonder Woman Lynda Carter, a dangerous drop by the Hulk, and bringing action and adventure into the Star Trek universe!
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Date: January 23, 2021







From Mouseketeer to working with Abbott & Costello & Jimmy Stewart, to becoming a Super Friend! Actress Sherry Alberoni drops by the Lair to talk about her showbiz start on the Mickey Mouse Club, getting scared by a cyborg, going into space on Saturday mornings, and joining up with the greatest superheroes of all time – the Super Friends!

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Date: February 8, 2020







It’s the EPIC Comic Book Central 6th anniversary special! I’m revisiting some of the most memorable moments from the past year of the show, including some of your favorite guests and moments!


Date: November 9, 2019







Like a leaf on the wind, Firefly star Alan Tudyk soars into the Lair this week! We’re talking about the beloved sci-fi series, his role on DC’s Doom Patrol, voicing the Joker on the Harley Quinn animated series, and the upcoming Star Wars Rogue One series!
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Date: September 14, 2019







Legendary writer/producer J. Michael Straczynski is here! Joe talks about the origins of Babylon 5, commendations and controversy over his classic Spider-Man tales, how He-Man opened the door to Hollywood, his return to comics with AWA Studios, and how a strange visitor from another planet helped him survive unimaginable horrors as a child…and inspired him to become one of the greatest storytellers of our generation.
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Date: July 27, 2019






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