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143: April is a Fool

April is a fool!!! Sorry April. It’s just how it is. This week is a mini with a bizarre collection of us being idiots… more than usual…. it’s outtakes & funny bits time! Completely uncensored… you are warned. Enjoy us being stupid.

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142: Creaky Bones and a Jughead Face

This week, the boys are down a member. Bry is off looking for the cure for polio but Merk & Kyle are still here for LIGHTNING ROUND!!! A barrage of quick topics & bits it is! Merk will explain the plot of Dragonball….even though he’s never watched an episode! We’ll talk why Erik Larsen thinks the terrorists are winning, what random characters could make up a new FF, how and why Spider-Man could be renamed Spinnerette, why Aunt May should have her own book, who Vin Diesel could play next in a comic movie (Mr. Leatherbee anyone?), who’s on the worst dressed list, who pees sitting down and FINALLY…. a dramatic read of the holy kind! Join us…. it’s only two of us. We need a third. Otherwise, we’re all out of whack!

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141: So Fresh, So Clean

We’re back and we’re fresher than ever! This week, we have a FRESH START, and talk about the NEW topic of Marvel’s soft reboot. It seems like it’s been a never-ending CRISIS in recent years, but NOW it’s reached a point where, well, have the fans stopped caring? We have POINT ONE or POINT TWO to make about it.
Also: Kyle forces the boys to Character Storm (hey, when’s Bry going to do one of those?), and Merk talks about hot hot indie comic Drinking at the Movies. Finally, the first episode of New Zero Issues Z!

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140: Long Pause, Then a Sawhorse

Oh my! Today is a day the boys travel in time! Whether it’s to tell you the comic news (because it’s recorded several weeks before it airs!), or Bry goes to back over a decade to make a superhero movie better, or we go ALLLLL the way back and talk prehistoric characters…. this is the length they go to to entertain! You’ll hear such bits as…. the super soldier sermon…just going to get space cigarettes baby!… Lex needs a face on his tummy… that’s right, his last name is STEGRON!….his father was a neanderthal who was just set in his ways….this is the 30 seconds we talk about that comic we haven’t read…my favourite part is when they refer to dinosaurs as honkers… How old is Zabu? Cut it open and count the rings…so Tony Shalhoub takes up archery…. AND SO MUCH MORE!!!! Join us, won’t you…

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139: They Made It Up!

Wakanda foreeeeveeer! Today, in advance of Black Panther coming out (oh, it’s out now? Cool, go see that!), we’re talking about T’Challa. From origins to current incarnation, we feel bad about not being smart enough to cover it all.

Plus! In advance of forgetting Valentines Day (look, we record these things in advance), we find some make-up gifts using the 1991 Marvel trading cards, and have a super-villain-or-actual-serial-killer quotes quiz. More fun than you can shake a bing bead at this week on Zero Issues!

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138: Deviant Gene Is My Favourite Hardcore Band

Today is storytime! The boys create spellbinding stories linking the unlinkable, saying the unthinkable, skating the unrinkable! It’s the Connections Game! Hear stories linking Scooby Doo to HP Lovecraft to Mad Max! Roger the Humunculus to Shazam and a mother box! And SO MUCH MORE! All that AND a SUPER quiz by Bry Bry! And have you ever thought about how many times someone was just punched into space in the comics? Us too….. well, NOW we have. All that plus a sack o’ news! Saddle up kids! Time for storytime! Oh and happy Valentines Day. Whatever.

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137: A Very Solemn Snoogans

Whatever happens in Madripoor stays in Madripoor! The boys once again welcome Ryan the TBay Movie Guy to talk SECRET IDENTITIES – the history of the alter ego, the heroes who use them, the ones who go public, the methods and effectiveness of hiding your masked self, the real-life celebrities who share a civilian name with superheroes, and more!

Also! Kyle guides us in a round of Six Degrees of Batman, we dig into news about Captain Marvel and Dragon Ball Super, and then perform another dynamic Dramatic Reading of the classic comic where Superman adopted Jimmy Olsen!

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136: The Worst Marvel Movie Is Still Thor 1 or 2

This week, the boys are joined by Ryan Mackett, the TBay Movie Guy, to answer the year-or-three-old question: are comic books killing movies? The answer may surprise yo if you’ve never listened to the show before and think that we think comics are killing movies.

Plus: So much news discussion it’s almost criminal (but it isn’t, we checked and everything), casting ’70s He-Man AND genderswap Batman film franchises, and more delicious recipe…names!

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135: Hey Crime!

This week the guys reach into the Cursed Longbox of the Damned, not knowing what they will pull out. Is it horror? Super heroics? Eroticism? Yes.

Also: Character Storm wriggles its way back into our hearts, and Kyle tries to be a serious reviewer of biographies. They just happen to be biographies done in the graphic novel style, and there’s nothing wrong with that Margaret!

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134: The Human E-Meter

This week the boys take a look at probably nobody’s favourite Avenger, Triathalon, and try to find a way to make the much-unloved character better! There are at least two really solid ideas in here, we promise!

Also: We sort through a Completely Objective ranking of the worst-to-best Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles songs, and then pitch a smorgasbord of inevitable (and inevitably ridiculous) licensed comic crossovers! And you know that means Ash, Garfield, Howard the Duck, and more Kurt Russells than you can count!

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