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Episode 99: Batman @#$%ing Hates Chandeliers

This week, on the thrilling conclusion of our Batstravanagza!! We objectively decide the best live-action Batman of all time! Discuss our favourite Bat-villains and the best possible versions of them! Compare the highs and lows of Batman in animation! And perform a dramatic reading of one of the earliest Batman stories!

Featuring: The Mad Monk! KGBeast! The Batman of Zur-En-Arrh! Bat-Mite! All this and so much more!

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Episode 60: Overexposed Characters – Could Wolverine Be a Helicopter?

This week we’re talking about overexposed characters in comics and movies — your Deadpools, your Harley Quinns, your Wolverines… your Batmen? — and what impact becoming massively, all-consumingly popular can have on these characters and their natural appeal. Also: everything to know about DC Rebirth in 4 minutes and 30 seconds, rejected podcast topics, weird variant cover pitches, and a few tangents as the boys talk about the Ghostbusters reboot and then get super excited reminiscing about Colorforms!

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Art by Adam Kubert

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Episode 26: Todd Shewchuk – Inversion!

We did it! We got our first guest (not counting a cameo from Merk’s wife here or there)! And to no one’s surprise at all, it’s Todd Shewchuk of Comix Plus Music Exchange!
We’re all over the place this week, with topics ranging from films, to marketing trends, to mega events and the fact that Scott Snyder was able to keep a plot twist a secret for longer than two weeks.

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Episode 20: Game Changers – Batman is a Series of Circles

This week, we’re tackling game changers, with very little prep! Hopefully it doesn’t show! Those things that have come, seemingly out of nowhere, and changed the comic book industry. Grim ‘n gritty re-imaginings, non big-two comic publishers, the balance of art and writing (it was a little off in the ’90s, y’know), and the whiplash effect of what happens after Grant Morrisson leaves a book.

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Outro Music: Ocean City Defender – The Nature of Things

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Episode 18: Team Ups – Magneater!

This week we team up with the good people at Sleeping Giant Brewing Company (okay, we do that every episode) to talk about comic book team-ups! Archie Meets the Punisher, Challenge of the Headless Baseball Team, and Namor and Doom fight over who does the dishes.

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Outro Music: Reading Rainbow – Teamwork

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Episode 9: No Thank You On The Hypertime

Thanks to a temporal plot contrivance, the podcasters of three eras assemble to talk about time travel in comics… as the fate of the future hangs in the balance! Which basically means talking about the X-Men a lot. Also: Bishop vs. Cable, the best-ever use of Stryfe, three Thors are better than one, and the boys try (and fail) to explain Hypertime!

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Episode 8: They Just Made It Up!

Comics into movies? More like movies into comics! This week, we’re checking out adaptations, THE OTHER WAY! Star Wars, Ghostbusters, Mario, Game of Thrones, and the eternal lack of a Lord of the Rings comics are just a taste of what’s in this episode. So stick it in your ears, Sally!

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Episode 6: A Valid Use for Lightning

Grandfathered in! This week, the boys talk about things that maybe made sense at the time of creation in comics, but don’t especially hold water these days. Plus: a thoughtful discussion on art vs. commerce in the internet age, because why the heck not?

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Episode 4: Do You Call Pants Jimmies?

Tonight, on a very special late edition (get it?), the boys discuss comic book death! Everything from Aunt May to Jason Todd to, uh, Archie. And more! PLUS: One of the hosts will DIE!

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