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Episode 115 – I Apologize to Bloggers

All part of the job, ma’am! This week, we’re talking about some of the crummy, crummy jobs that super heroes have when they aren’t out, y’know, making the world a better place, which oughta be their full-time job! Does Doctor Strange get disability checques? Is Cap the worst soldier? What would Batman do if he wasn’t just the most rich?

Plus: Merk hurts our minds with a “obscure other job” quiz, and Kyle offers up some alternate titles for the show, if this one doesn’t work out! It’s all live, it’s all free, so don’t even worry about it.

 

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Episode 114: The Michael Keaton Primer


Spidey Homecoming is out TOMORROW! And we don’t have advanced tix or special access, so we’re just going to go through a lightning round of What if possibility threads that Spidey could have taken! What if Tobey Maguire stayed on as Spidey? What if this was actually the Amazing Spider Man 3 with Andrew Garfield? Recast all the first franchise Batman movie villain actors as Spidey villans! What if the Spidey movies were Marvel Team-Up films? What if Michael Keaton’s Vulture is actually Batman…. which leads down a BIZARRE rabbit hole you won’t want to come out of!! A dozen of those what-ifs PLUS a ‘read this now’ by Kyle (hint- it rhymes with boon fight) and a dramatic Spidey reading (with Demo-Goblin, so you KNOW it’s good)! And a whack o’ news including GL casting, Wonder Woman is kickin’ arse, Cyborg Superman is boring and LOTS more!! Tune your ears to Spidey-Sense, it’s time for you to have ZERO ISSUES!!!

 

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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, and 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 SO 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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