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Episode 129: Bye Bye Bendis

The boys are back with a short, format-free episode they’re calling a Lunchtime Shorty! (That’s definitely a cool name and everyone agrees!)

Brian Michael Bendis recently announced he’s leaving Marvel after nearly 18 years and moving to DC Comics! Why is this such a big deal in the industry? What will it mean for his Marvel creations and titles? What could his first moves at DC be? And what’s the reason for the move? We take a look back at Bendis’ Marvel legacy (whoops!), indulge in a little wild speculation and rumour-mongering, and talk about what we’d like to see from his new DC career!

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Episode 128: Spookycast

ooooooo!!!! It’s Halloween time so the boys have a SPOOKYCAST for you this week! A frightening round of frightening topics witch may or may not include a petrifying quiz on Ghost Rider villains, a dire discussion of daunting mashups (A horror filled For Better or for Worse, anyone?), a ghastly symposium on sexy halloween costumes, a chilling conversation on how to strike down your sidekick, a fearful game of Character Storm (for your consideration…. Edgar Allan Poe-tato?) and we end off with a League of Baldo….er… League of Spookoes! So join Zombry Korpsick, FrankenMerk & the Kyle with 2 Heads as we explain why you can’t say norff to the dorff!

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Episode 127: 35 Ghosts in a Tiny House

Ghosts! Cults! Haunted Houses! Creatures! Commandos! Kissing robots! John Travolta’s many, many wigs! We have it all this week! Heavens to mergatroid, do we! Our main topic is cults in comics-azrael, trans human, Kobra vs Cobra, cult of connor, the hand, scientology, 3-d man and lots more. Bry also touches on some interesting business matters of the comic heart. We also discuss the new trailers for New Mutants & Black Panther and the Moment of Zero is a dramatic read of Creature Commandos! What will Sarge do to save his robot buddy, Jake?!?! Oh, and the ending…. we have a very good ending and everyone is talking about this ending.

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Episode 126: Superboy Prime Rib

Oh it’s a yummy treat for you today! Kyle serves up Superboy Prime Rib, and other delectables from his DC cookbook. For the main topic today though, we delve into a sizable but incomplete deck of 1991 Marvel trading cards, dealer’s choice! Quasar! Ghost Rider (call him Dan)! And fan favourite and one destined for ‘classic’ status…. Deathwatch! Plus who knew Quicksilver was so weak? All that plus 80’s WWF comic casting, Amazon Tick, Lazarus, Old Man Hawkeye and Bry releases his James Cameron hate like a tsunami! Plus a filthy bit on which muppet Kyle would go steady with and why…. it’s disturbing. So get the kids and gather round because it’s time for Zero Issues Comic Podcast episode 126!!!!

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Episode 125: Marvel Leg Assy

Marvel’s Legacy. It’s here. What do the boys think of it? We delve deep into the first official instalment & the previews of what’s to come (spoilers for issue 1!) of yet ANOTHER Marvel event! Also a quick game of comic password, & Kyle discusses DC’s 1 million event from the 90’s . Also Googlin’ through the 90’s, Betty & Veronica & Harley & Ivy, Merk talks about an amazing, Marvelous coincidence and Mr Fantastic eats spaghetti! All that and more! Join us!

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Episode 124: Just a Wrinkley Andrew Garfield

Teen Teams! Those lovable bundles of angst and fury. That’s the main topic this week. Young Justice, New Warriors, Teen Titans, Champions, Nova, Generation X, among others. Also Merk introduces a new game, Kyle plays Character Storm, a teensy bit o’ news, bumblebee is in trouble, Bry hates Rob Schneider, the sordid tale of the two Dennis the Menaces, Missy the Mongoose and Planet of the Dogs! All that and more! Put this in your ears true teen believers!!

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NEW LISTENER? START HERE!

Hey! Are you new here? I don’t think I’ve seen you around before, and I think I would’ve noticed you.

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Welcome to Zero Issues! We’ve prepared a little primer, so that you don’t go back to the first episode and listen that way. This thing ain’t Serial; it’s three dorks, hanging out, talking some comics, beering up. We hope you survive you experience!

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Episode 123: The Monster at the End of This Event

The adventures of your favourite comic characters will never really end, but… do you sometimes wish they would? This week the boys talk about “personal end points”, those stories that seem to perfectly wrap up a hero’s journey, with our favourite examples and how it can be hard to keep following them into their next run.

Also: Titans TV casting, entirely too many Joker movies, a round of Superhero Mad-Libs, and an extremely mature Dramatic Reading of a golden-age Blue Beetle comic where Dan Garrett takes on a, uh… large member… of his rogues’ gallery.

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Episode 122: Two Jack Kirbys Battling in a Volcano

Hail to the King, baby. This week we’re talking Jack Kirby, the King of Comics. His hundredth birthday just passed, and despite being gone for, um, a number of years, the effect of his work is still felt constantly in the comic industry. So we Kirby it up for a bit!

Plus: we’ve got all the Marvel Netflix news, just, like, all of it, and bookend the show with grousing about thoughtfully discussing book burnout (due to too many events?) and the recently-ended Secret Empire.

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Episode 121: The Midler

Lightning round!!! Bzap!! That means it’s time for a short episode of several even shorter topics! Injustice is out…. let’s dream up other comic fighting games! How about retconning forgotten characters? Remember Brother Power the Geek? Me neither! A new bit- Sit Comic TV shows! Who would Sam from Cheers be in the comic world? Hal Jordan or Booster Gold? Who’s more washed up? Bry & Merk fight it out. What songs would the JL members karaoke? And did you know that Lobo joined the JL the same time as Bette Midler? The more you know! All that and news that is not even remotely up to date. But we try. Hellboy! Marvel Legacy! The Jetsons! Shazam! And bonus impromptu songs that are driving us nuts!

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