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162: Do the Merk!

No tears for Claremont! This week, we discuss (at length!) the life and work of Chris Claremont. From the man that made the X-Men who they are today to… well, he’s– he’s doin’ stuff… this prolific writer of comics has certainly left an impact on all of us. But what happened? Where did he go? Is he relevant? Those questions and many many interruptions.

Plus: Merk creates a new card game, a mystery figure joins the League of Baldos, and we all avoid talking about the film Wild Hogs, even though we really, really want to talk about Wild Hogs.

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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