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Episode 113: I Pucking Knew It


It’s the Canada Day weekend so we’re Pucking going ALL OUT on ALPHA FLIGHT!! No. Wait. Come back. Seriously. It’s good. That and a quick Chooses the Dooses, Character Storm & news! Fonzie is Han Solo’s dad, someone Sonys the bed, Bill Maher’s asthmatic brother is in an Alpha Flight fan film and a deep exploration of the little known 60’s Batman villain, The Wrinkler! Your laundry will never be safe again! That and SOO much more!! At least 2 things!

 

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Episode 112: Merk Will Drive

The boys are back from a collective month of conventions, and finally got together to talk about their experiences! Over less than a month, Merk was at the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo and Fan Expo Regina, Bry went to the first-ever JoyCon in Dryden, and they both joined Kyle to make the road trip to Oriilia Comic-Con! Lots of stories and observations here, from Merk’s seasoned con perspective to Kyle and Bry’s first time traveling to a show! What makes a good con? How do you engage an audience of attendees? What’s the secret to the perfect booth setup? All this and… fidget spinners? (It’ll all make sense, we assure you!)

Plus: we dig into some recent comics news, including a Chaykin-flavoured controversy, we play MFK with the architects of Marvel Comics, and shine the Bat-Signal for the dearly departed Adam West.

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Episode 111: We Love You, Wonder Woman!

Wonder Woman came out! Didja see it? At the time of this recording, only one of the fellows had, but that’s okay, because this week we talk all about the controversy, the reviews, the critics, and the whole hubbub surrounding the film. Why are people jerks sometimes? Why are movie executives seemingly blind to “make good movies, just make them good, how about good ones?” And why does this bother me, the omniscient narrator person?

Also: Merk sees how much we know about Wonder Woman’s villains (her 15 BIGGEST villains!), and Kyle gives a spoiler-heavy review of Wonder Woman all by himself. What a big boy!

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Episode 110: Taserface the Movie

This week a shorty but a goody! The boys discuss the new Taserface movie. FINALLY this stunning, multi-layered, complex but highly underused character from the 90’s gets introduced to the film audience. Unfortunately it’s mangled by the presence of other ‘lesser’ characters that just muddy the beautiful story that is Taserface. The steady rise of a beautiful soul in space to overtake his harsh, abusive and ineffective boss/father figure Yondu and his attempt to bring stability & success for his brothers in arms. But it goes horribly wrong. Marvel corporate &^%$ed it up AGAIN! Join us, won’t you for…. TASERFACE!!!!!

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Doodle Talk: The Breakthrough Moment

Another Doodle Talk mini-episode where we talk creator/artist stuff! This week we talk about breakthrough moments where as an artist (beginning or further along) you have those moments where something clicks….and your brain lights up…. Kyle apparently had none of those moments. He’s always been great. Or has he….? Tune in for this shorty episode to find out!

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Episode 109: Cell’s Vagina

Merk is off in convention-land this week, so Bry and Kyle make a very foolish decision: an entire episode focused solely on Dragon Ball.  Dragon Ball News, a DBZ villain-centric Marry/Be-physically-intimate-with/Kill, a multiball of League of Baldos, and so much more.

Plus! Filling in for Merk is Bry’s lovely wiiiiiife, Sheri Leviski-Kotyk!  Your wish, is, uh-gur-anted.

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Doodle Talk: What Do You Have Trouble With?

Introducing a new fill-in segment: a quick, loose, brief discussion over our own art. We’re calling it Doodle Talk!

This week’s doodle talk prompt: “what do you have trouble with?” From feet to consistency to keeping a schedule and technical difficulties, we get some stuff off of or chests and bare our souls. And our doodles.

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Episode 108: Spider-Man’s Radioactive… Fluids (Funny Jokes??)

On the 31st anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, it’s definitely in excellent taste to talk about the history of radiation in comics! R…right? From heroes and villains with radioactive powers, to Spider-Man’s radioactive blood (and, um, other things), to the debate on whether the Atomic Age “radioactive origin” trope still works in today’s world, and how nobody likes Captain Atom — this episode is glowing green with great conversation!

Also: Kyle challenges Merk and Bry to a very educational quiz on intellectual property and fair use, and we dig into the Zero Issues mail bag and reply to some very real, definitely not made-up fan letters!

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Episode 107 BONUS: Bry V Merk – I Find it Refreshing

Captain America is a bad guy!! Is this a good thing? Is it bad? Should Marvel be doing it? Why would it upset some people? And should that be taken into account? The EXTENDED discussion from episode 107 as Bry & Merk go head to head on this issue! You heard only a (Matt) fraction of the fight on the original episode! Hear the battle in it’s entirety! The directors cut of… arguments? Ok. It’s an extra 8 minutes or so. It’s not BvS here. And there’s no dream sequences. 

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Episode 107: Captain Britain Coming with 2 Hot Dogs in the Summer

Full disclosure, Captain Britain and his hot dogs are only mentioned in passing. What we DO go into at length are sword & sorcery comics! Conan! Red Sonja! Kull! Heavy Metal! BPRD! And lots more! Merk talks about the strange people he meets in elevators…. weird. Also News!  Arguments! Bry & Merk battle as Kyle watches on… Also, a Suicide Squad sequel? How to make it work.  What’s Batman’s pornstar name? You know you want to know. Tune in!

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