SHAZAM!! With the wisdom of Solomon (your cousin Sol, y’know, the guy who was decided to not wear pants to the last family event) we elect to celebrate the new Shazam film by having a Shazam themed LIGHTNING ROUND!! KRAKAKOOOM! You’ll hear such things as- Bry-Is one of them a monkey? There’s always a monkey. – Kyle thinks sign language is a super power – Do the squinty eyes stay or go? Decide – Solely Holy Moly – Is the Family Circus an origin story for Billy Batson? – Helen Mirren’s twisted fingers! – Kyle is the Marvel whisperer…. and he is! – That and SO MUCH MORE! With the wisdom of a hologram and the strength of a platypus, you will listen to this pod!
GETCHA HULK CHUNKS! Three newsboys dig into the biggest comic news of exactly this moment! It’s new creative teams and number-ones galore as the allure of that big #1 looms large. Very soon, Wonder Woman and The Flash get big #800 anniversary issues followed by new #1 issues and wild new directions.
Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto’s 5-year Daredevil epic comes to a close as Chip hits the road across Canada – and maybe to a comic shop near you, if you live in Canada, and we do! The Hulk stops being a… spaceship?… and gets back to his roots as a big green monster man — and just in time for some manner of monster war! In the land of moving pictures, Batman: Caped Crusader lives on with a two-season Amazon Prime deal!
Hey wait, you forgot a number one! Steel (John Henry) and Steel (Natasha) return in Steelworks #1, written by none other than Michael Dorn, the voice of Steel in the ‘90s cartoon, and, y’know, Worf. So hot right now. You don’t see Shaq getting invited, do you? And speaking of not being invited: after getting Typhoid Married, Wilson “Big Willie” “The Kingpin” Fisk has found a loophole granting him a permanent Krakoan Honeymoon! Oh my, just imagine the zany misadventures to come every week at the Blob’s bar.
This week we’ve gone team-up crazy! Time for a free-wheeling discussion about the glorious tradition of Marvel Team-Up, Marvel Two-In-One, The Brave and the Bold, and all the wacky combos of the biggest, the weirdest, and the downright obscure! What are our favourite team-up stories, the ones we never want to see again, ones we should take another look at, and ones we would love to see! All that and why The Thing is the best Marvel team-up star, and an off-the-cuff audio history of “Marvel Two-In-One”, why not! Including yet another heartfelt pitch for an ongoing Lockjaw team-up book, MARVEL. And then another one for a monthly Wolverine X-People-Only team-up book! MARVEL!!
But first, in a rapid-fire Character Storm, we create three soon-to-be classics: The Cramp, Modern Man, and Costume Hoodie! One’s a dance! (That one’s The Cramp!)
This week, the Zero Issues, uh, gang? Group? Team? Those three dudes play a Choose Your Own Adventure, written by our very own Merk!
After a crazy Mardi Gras, the…fellas, we’re going with fellas wake up on a certain house on Graymalkin Lane in Westchester County, New York. But all is not cool and chill at Xavier’s House, and it’s up to the FELLAS to figure out just what’s going on. Can they save the Professor? Will they be able to crack the code? And who’s that in the kitchen, making two-ingredient Thai food? Turn to page 2 to find out!
It’s Monday Feb 27, 2023 and that can mean only one thing! Tomorrow is the 28th!
Also ….. It’s Zero Issues Newsflash time!
What’s that? Why it’s a short pod of comic book news and hilarity!
Hear about 3 Jokers and a BatBaby!
Or the return or Mac Tonight. Or is it Mack 2Knight?
Also, Kyle eats his hat.
This week, we’re playing one of our favourites: Comic Book Cards Against Humanity! You know how this works: one of us reads a “call” card with a blank space on it, and the other two try to fill in the blank with the funniest thing we can using our “response” cards. And we wrote all the cards, so it’s going to be gross, because we’re gross, gross people. Enjoy, won’t you? Enjoy it in video mode, even! Bam!
Oh, and hey! Here’s our codes! Sign up for Massive Decks, and then put these codes in to use our cards!
RXQ4J, 1EO3K, 1248W, LYQRV, L6D3P
Injuries, illnesses, ailments and disabilities have a long, strange, and often impossibly temporary history in comics. Why are some characters permanently changed while others seem to have a revolving door of miracle cures? (We’re looking at you, Chuck!) Even by comic-book standards, how is Batman NOT dead? And hey, how about the healers, the nurses and doctors, the cast of Hotel Artemis? Let’s give ‘em all a hand —- just keep it attached, Night Nurse-Practitioner is busy enough as-is! While we’re at it, can you name all of Thor’s prosthetic arms? How many superheroes have lost limbs, anyway? Does Aquaman wipe with his, uh, hook hand? ALL THIS and a grievous bodily injury quiz that goes only as awry as usual! Get your spot in the Resurrection Queue, because things could get… traumatic.
Speaking of Krakoa: It’s X-Men election time! Wait… what’s that? That happened almost a week ago!? Well, uh, let’s talk about it anyway! Specifically, why nobody should vote for Juggernaut. BOOM, attack ad!! #JuggerNOT #hahabutseriously
WHOA! Have we got a LOT to talk about on the news…. in a short time! It’s a Zero Issues Newsflash Monday News episode and we’re talking about the DC Film announcements from James Gunn & Peter Safran! What’s staying? What’s the link to the new stuff? What IS the new stuff? What are WE excited about? What’s going to be the tough sell? And SO MUCH MORE!
KRAKAKOOM!! It’s LIGHTNING ROUND TIME!!
Short topics. Quick turnaround. More bang for your buck…. if you were paying us.
This week includes such finery as an X-Men Toilet! Robin in corduroy pants and a chain wallet! Who’s the best Green Lantern? The Netflix Snyderverse ridiculousness! Super fight! A marvel year in review 1990 quiz! Comic cooking shows! And SO MUCH MORE including the burning question……egg or goldballs? Come for the answers! Leave with more questions!