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169 : She’s got her $#!% Together and he’s got his $#!% in a Box at his Aunt’s!

Gotta keep the status quo! Such is the mantra of many comics fans. But can it work to switch it up? Has it worked to do a big character/story shift? That’s what we talk about this week. From Nightwing Batman, to Flash Thompson Venom, to Captain Marvel, what’s worked? And which is your Spidey Quo? – lonely, ridiculous shlub, or married and a jerk? We weigh in. That plus so much more…like, birds of prey dvd collections, Bat fly jeans, Galactus Gary Busey, hood farts, someone who might have been chappy, and the almost title of this episode, ‘I’m a mob princess over here, heeeyyyyyy!’ Join us, won’t you? Please. Save us. Call for help. 

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146: Enjoy Your Chili Fries… in Hell!

Avengers: Infinity War comes out… wow, tomorrow? But the hype is SO big that we’re here to help you get through the next 24 hours, by dropping the Avengers into other movies to see how they’d handle ‘em! We’ve got Hawkeye in Die Hard, Captain America’s harrowing journey in Trainspotting, Michael Rooker as Yondu in Mallrats, and oh jeez, just so much more!

ALSO: We cook up a ridiculous crossover event on the fly by randomly selecting 1991 Marvel trading cards, and perform an extra-special dramatic reading of the issue where the Avengers met David Letterman! Giant doorknobs abound!

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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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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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Episode 68: Apocalypse – Let’s Talk Apoc

X-Men: Apocalypse was released in theatres last week… and we didn’t see it. So instead we decided to Talk Apoc and discuss other incarnations of that dastardly villain En Sabah Nur. Is it true he began as just a fill-in villain? What’s his link to Marlon Brando? Why does he constantly make robot sounds? Was he a Third Summers Brother? And how does that make ANY sense? Also: join us for the news (including the big Captain America Hydra controversy sweeping the Twitters), a dramatic classic X-Men reading, and further twists in the afterbirth of the birth of Rebirth after DC has just birthed it’s new birthy birth thing. And Baby Apocalypse. Babies all around!!

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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 13: Current Issues – We’re Not Being Patronizing, We Swear

Black Captain America! Lady Thor! And, uh, something with Iron Man, we’re not sure. This week, the gang talk about some of the current issues in comics, including the new direction for Batgirl and the death of (alternate universe) Archie! Plus: Merk sings the hits!

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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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