2015 is DEAD! So the boys look forward to 2016 for comics, movies and the podcast. What do we want to see? Less amazing stuff… so our wallets don’t explode? We tangent (us? REALLY?) into Matt Fraction comics, The Defenders, gripes about DC Comics, shesmadeofspiders.com, a Ditko fist-bump for Dr Strange, and what each of us have in the works for 2016! Announcements and projects abound!!
We’ve reached the end of the Advent Calendar! It’s Christmas Day, and after a month of daily episodes, it’s time to relax by the Darth Vader Yule Log and have a nice fireside chat. There’s no plan, no format, just a natural conversation covering comics TV series, the Doctor Strange movie, the new Scarlet Witch comic, The Goddamned, The Massive and Ninth Wave, and even a text battle with Kyle’s daughter!
Today’s topic is our personal “best of 2015” comics, and there were so damn many to choose from that this mini-episode isn’t so mini! Join us as we gush over Weirdworld, Hawkeye, Howard the Duck, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, The Sculptor, We Stand on Guard, and a whole bunch more!
We took some listener topic suggestions for today’s episode, and Jay asked us, “what if Michael Bay made a Hostess Fruit Pies ad?” And… we didn’t actually answer that question. But we definitely riffed on the core premise! So join us for three different Bay-ized reimaginings! Happy Baymas, everyone!
We already extensively covered the Star Wars Holiday Special… but what about those other, also-terrible Christmas specials that don’t get that level of notoriety? We’ve got some coal-level gifts for you today in the form of Liefeld “creations” and terrible Ninja Turtle costumes… but we may also touch on the best comics cartoon Christmas special of all time!
With the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the boys pay tribute by subjecting themselves to the horror that is the “tar Wars Holiday Special. Listen in on an edited-down bloodbath of comedic terror. Raise a glass to Bea Arthur, Art Carney, and the ugliest collection of Wookies this side of Hoth.
DC and Marvel aren’t the only ones who get into the holiday spirit! On this very special Advent Calendar episode, we dig deep to talk about some other seasonal books that we’ve read, or at least dread. To all a good knife!
Three creative-types try their hand at writing comic-book-related Christmas carols, and the res– hey wait, they’re actually pretty good! Where are you going? Get back here, and have a seat by the loop of Darth Vader’s funeral pyre, while we serenade you.