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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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Episode 120: Journey to the Centre of the Defenders

In honour of Netflix’s Marvel’s The Defenders, we’re taking a look at the history of the Defenders comic series… which has almost nothing to do with the show at all! They’ve been New, and Secret, and Fearless, and Adjectiveless, but above all else, they’ve been… I mean, not the Avengers. And that name might mean more than you think! (Or it might be totally arbitrary! Hey, listen to find out!)

But that’s not all! We talk about the return of Wizard Magazine and discuss how to relaunch it right, Kyle spotlights the very real and forgotten run of West Coast Defenders, and we all perform a dramatic reading of a classic Defenders comic!

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Episode 119: August Audness

Hey, remember in March when we pitted eight characters against each other in a who-would-win tournament? Well we’re doing it again! Who’s going home a winner, and who’s going home on a belt? We find out this week, with August Audness!

Plus: Keith David News, Bry insists that you read Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & Usagi Yojimbo NOW, and we add Hellboy to the League of Baldos! Fight fight fight!

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Episode 118: All it Takes is One Bleeping Day

This week we’re hanging around the campfire telling scary stories…. or not….ok…. we’re ACTUALLY postulating on what the Marvel cinematic universe will look like in a few years. What stories can they do? And some fantastic stuff comes up…. Great Lakes Galactus Hawkeyes with Affleck & Damon…. or something like that. Robert Kirkman’s next big pizza? Trust me. It’s bleeping amazing! Also news with Eisner awards (It’s almost current! We’re trying!), Captain Marvel, bug eyed Nick Fury, tubthumping and stuff like that? A warm up blazing through, at high speed, the possible 67 characters in the Avengers movie. Garfield Falling Down…. who knew that could work?Plus, elusive night rainbows, Valerian’s bleepy Harry, and an outlandish SDCC was this an actual panel quiz? Join us, won’t you, fair listener…..

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