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159: The Eye of Mike Del Mundo

 

This week, we’re trying our darnedest to make Doctor Druid into an interesting character. Yes, I know what you’re thinking, “who?”, but we cover that as well. Everything from Super Frasier to I-Know-I’m-Not-Doctor-Strange-But-Neither-Are-You to a heavy, solemn series about fathers, sons, and the real magic that makes a family.

Plus Bry and Kyle interrupt Merk a bunch and he tries not to get mad. He tries.

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158: Welcome Back, Kotyk

It’s all news, baby! This week it’s all news. Look, San Diego Comic Con was this past weekend, and we recorded last weekend, and we started talking news, and then we just. Couldn’t. Stop.

What sort of news are we covering? I refuse to tell you, you’re just going to have to listen to find out (and also guess about what we’re talking about).

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157: I Don’t Need Luck, I Eat Nuts

This week we pay tribute to the life and career of Steve Ditko! From the art, stories, and characters that helped shape comics, to his long and varied history in the industry, the wide-ranging influences he left, and the personal and political philosophy he lived and created by.

Also: We blast through a rapid-fire news segment, do a quiz about what ridiculous events did and didn’t cause Bill Bixby’s David Banner to transform into the Hulk, and perform a Dramatic Reading of the first-ever appearance of Squirrel Girl! A is A, and Zero Issues is Zero Issues!!


Artwork by Merk; originally posted on Line it is Drawn.

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156: Avengers Infinity Sex Worker

So we’re almost at the end of this HUUUUGE arc for the MCU. What’s next? Where can they go from here? What stories can they tell? And can we get Quasar killed in a movie already?!? It’s a shorty episode where we delve into what we they they can do next for the big movies, Netflix & other series for Marvel. Have you ever wished for a Jeremy Piven Hawkeye series….? We’re not sure about that either. What new characters can be introduced to the big & small screens? Bry is ‘all about the D-Man’ apparently. And we gush with excitement over the idea of She-Hulk. That and LOTS more jammed into this 30 minute ride! Bring your Loonatics shirt. No, seriously. Kyle just keeps talking about them. Over and over and over and…..

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155: Wolverine Gets Deported

It’s just past Canada Day! It’s the Fourth of July! Tensions are rising on the Canada-US border! So for three Canadian comic fans and creators… what does this mean!? This week we talk all about the impact of an increasing trade war and border-security squabble on our favourite fictional Canadian-Americans, and poke a little good-natured (ha ha, good natured, we promise) fun at our national rivalries! Alpha Flight ruuuules!!!

Also: So much news! Bry pits Kyle against Merk in a Canada vs. USA comic quiz! And Merk tells a spooooooky story about he and C.G. Rackham’s travel to a haunted Ontario comic-con!

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154: Bry Goliath

It’s the little things that make up life, and it’s the little super heroes (and also the big ones!) make up this episode! We’re talking about size-changing supers, and answering questions big and small: which is more useful, why are there so many, and why are they always couples?

Also: Kyle steals a Warmup topic whole cloth from Stop Podcasting Yourself, and Bry adds one more to the League of Baldos!

 

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153: Everyone’s Singing

Isn’t it weird that the sound of lightning has its own name? I think it’s weird. Why do I bring that up? Because this week’s all-audio podcast is a Lightning Round!

Gasp as Bry tells us what Gen 13 is! Recoil in fright as Merk hosts the most difficult quiz game of all time! Marvel at Kyle’s deft knowledge of bad sitcom The Single Guy!

All that and the Third Summers Brother, finally revealed but better than Vulcan.

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152: Your Wizard Days Are Over!

This week, we celebrate the unsung heroes of the art, the forever forgotten forgers of the flame (the ‘flame’ being comics)…. we’re talking Inkers, Colourists, & Letterers!! We delve into the world long overshadowed by those jerks, writers & pencilers! We talk about which artists in those fields grabbed our attention for the first time! And we discuss our own battles in those fields. Hear the stories of Bry & Merk getting letter shamed. Bill Watterson! Dave Stewart! Bill Sienkiewicz! Many more! And also hear Bry go into the very little known groundbreaking LGBTQ characters for Pride Month! And Merk wraps it up with a dramatic read of one of the most bizarre creators ever…. Fletcher Hanks! Hear the tale of Tabu the Jungle Wizard!! Join us won’t you? Even if just to hear about Captain Pissgums…. yea… you read that right…. it’s real…. real thing.

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151: With the Power of His Adult Man Brain

Betty vs. Veronica? Star Trek vs. Star Wars? Batman vs. Literally Anyone? Fans have debated these questions for decades, and finally, FINALLY, we settle ten of the biggest arguments in fandom once or for all! (And we mean it! No more debating after this!)

Also! Merk recommends three indie comics you should check out: Frankenstein: A World of Gods and Monsters, Eternal, and Futility! Kyle spotlights something special from Deadpool 2! And Bry and the boys dig into some news items involving Stan Lee, Marvel’s commitment to diversity, and the future of The Walking Dead!

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150: And That’s the Last Scene

Hey hey! This week we were in a big rush to head off and dominate a trivia night (we…um, did okay), so we ended up doing a smaller-than-average episode. And so, just like some of your favourite cancelled or renewed TV shows, we limited this one to half an hour, and also spent a bunch of time on plot threads that never resolve! This week: all TV (and a little movies), all the time!

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