Super Mates Episode 20: Coloring Books! with Brian Heiler

Grab your box of Crayolas and join Chris, Cindy and their special guest, Brian Heiler in a discussion of something every kid knew so well…coloring books! Brian, in addition to being the author of Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings, and editor-in-chief of the Mego, is also the mastermind behind Plaid There he hosts Coloring Book Theatre, exploring the highs and lows of licensed coloring books. From a neutered Fonzie in a tan jacket, to David Lynch’s not-suitable-for-kids Dune, Brian shares some of the best and most bizarre coloring books ever to be printed in black and white.

Chris drags out his stack of childhood coloring books and pulls out gems featuring Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, Captain America, the Super Friends and Star Trek. It’s a colorful, random, waxy discussion about those wonderful time-wasters we all remember.

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Be sure to check out Plaid Stallions!

And stop by the Mego Museum!

Brian’s book, Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings is on Amazon!

Chris (aka Earth 2 Chris) co-hosts the Power Records Podcast with the esteemed Rob Kelly over at the Fire and Water Podcast feed!

Next time: It’s Christmas-time! The Franklins discuss some classic Christmas stories from the DC Animated Universe, including The Batman Adventures Holiday Special comic, and episodes “Holiday Knights” and “Comfort and Joy”.

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