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Episode 165: That’s what Batman Said

It’s Cartoonists Against Humanity this week! We play a hand of Cards Against Humanity, with all of the questions and answers written by us. That’s right, this week we officially establish that Merk is the grossest member of the podcast.

Plus! A Porky Pig and Lex Luthor crossover? Sure, that sounds like it would be a cute thing to hear about in Read This Now, let’s take a l–oh Jesus! Those eyes! Those eyes. Those.

Eyes.

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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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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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Zero Issues Holiday Half Pint 6-Combo Pack of Beers from Around the Galaxy

It’s that time of the season again!
HOLIDAY HALF PINTS!!! 12 mini episodes leading up to Dec 25th!
Episode 6! We talk the Justice League Secret Santa tradition. Who gets what for who and why and for how much? PLUS we discuss the delish beer we’re drinking…. it’s from ZERO ISSUES BREWERY!!! I know right?!?!!? Join us for a few more sips of the ol’ half pint.

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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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