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Phil LaMarr interviewed on Pop My Culture Podcast

Phil LaMarr (“Pulp Fiction,” “Madtv”) goofs off with Cole and Vanessa and chats about working with Tarantino, People’s Sexiest Man Alive, The Descendants, the sorting hat, going to Broadway, The Groundlings, the Mr. T. cartoon, the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, Morgan Freeman, Detective Comics, a steady stream of turkey, the lost Matrix scenes, Marvin’s head explosion, Star Wars vs. Physicists, Sea Monkeys, seeing Helen Mirren, the Lego movie, and the absolutely ridiculous people backstage at the Pee Wee Herman Show.

Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first comic book or comic book series you were into as a kid) on our website for a chance to win a Pulp Fiction Blu-Ray signed by Phil!

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Phil LaMarr with hosts Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland

Pulp Fiction signed by Phil LaMarr


  • Comment by Mattamatics — December 9, 2011 @ 11:11 am

    I never really collected comics, but I do own a wrapped-in-plastic copy of the issue where Superman is “killed” by Doomsday.

    On an unrelated note, my family also says “Which one’s Will?” whenever we hear “Fire at Will!”

  • Comment by bigdpitchas — December 9, 2011 @ 12:42 pm

    i grew up in florida unaware of comic book stores, so the thing that i was very into was the archie digests and double digests at publix supermarket checkouts. i had a mighty collection. between that and my odd habit of listening exclusively to the oldies station on the radio in my room, it was like growing up in the 50’s.

  • Comment by RussNeverSleeps — December 9, 2011 @ 5:27 pm

    Before moving onto more typical prepubescent comic pursuits like Archie or Richie Rich or Donald Duck, I remember siiting in my Uncle’s basement reading a stack of weird old Gold Key comics from the ’60s like Dr. Solar and Turok.

    The first comic I collected seriously was John Byrne’s Alpha Flight. It was a seriously mediocre book, but I think I felt I was being a good patriotic Canadian by reading it.

  • Comment by corinne — December 9, 2011 @ 6:56 pm

    If Sailor Moon counts, then that – I’d go to Hot Topic every month for the new manga…
    If not, I haven’t bought any comics except the three issues of the Craptacular B-Sides, which I bought in college because I thought the name was funny.

  • Comment by NL — December 10, 2011 @ 3:18 am

    Oh my gosh, this episode was terrific — so funny. I was crying I was laughing so hard.

    As a kid, I read Archie and strips in the paper, and that was about it. In college, a friend introduced me to Gaiman’s Sandman. That was the first comic I read start to finish.

    I also read Simpsons and Futurama comics on occasion.

  • Comment by Clif — December 10, 2011 @ 4:47 pm

    My first official graphic novel was Maus part 2. I was simultaneously introduced to independent comics (thanks mom!) and the Holocaust (thanks a lot Speigelman!), in fifth grade. I was hooked. Dark Horse, Fantagraphics, and Dynamite comics now have most of my money.

  • Comment by Bill — December 10, 2011 @ 11:43 pm

    Is it possible that the mini bear mentioned by “Sea Monkey HQ” is the Water Bear? It is a microscopic 8 legged creature that is able to survive in a dehydrated state like sea monkey eggs.
    Trivia, it can also survive in the vacuum of space while dehydrated!

  • Comment by Jamie — December 11, 2011 @ 5:29 am

    Besides Spider-man, I first got a box of Archie’s from my mom’s friend. So yeah, I’m typical and boring.

  • Comment by Sally — December 12, 2011 @ 7:07 pm

    I’m a girl, so you know, Archie.

  • Comment by Brendan — December 14, 2011 @ 6:19 pm

    Loved the chemistry between Phil and Vanessa. Wowza. I’m younger than most here (old enough to see Pulp Fiction) but my first comic series were a compilation of comics based on Cartoon Network shows. Like there were Powerpuff Girls, Courage the Cowardly Dog, and related to Phil, Samurai Jack. I ate those up.

  • Comment by Joe Shirley — December 19, 2011 @ 3:32 pm

    Justice League!

  • Comment by Dave Gustafson — December 30, 2011 @ 6:10 am

    Justice League ( old skool- early 70’s) all the way!

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