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195: It’s Just You Guys and Bill Sienkiewicz and that Duck that Cosplays


On this week’s very special episode of Zero Issues Comic podcast, the boys discuss the creative side of making comics: the trials, the tribulations, the pitfalls, the struggles…. and the fun stuff too. They delve into the how and why of comic creation, from 3 panel strips to long form graphic novels to web comics. How to break creative blocks! How to approach storytelling! How to get super frustrated! They also talk about long range artistic goals, and tricks & traits they’ve absorbed from other artist’s works over the years. All this and a ton of news, including; Dark Phoenix fizzles at the box office, Justice League too late, Jessica Jones having a secret release on Netflix, a new Legion of Super Heroes comic announcement, Bry lamenting over Wally West, the return of the JSA and Chip Zdarsky’s new Image book! Join us won’t you?

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191: You Need a Team Goth

Remember when Cyborg suddenly became one of the big leaguers in the Justice League? Cream of the crop? Top of the hill? Next gen in the old leaguers club? It worked. He’s one of … them… now. Amongst the legends. Well, this week we ponder other characters making that leap into the big leagues. Each of us pitching a different hero. Who will it be? Will you agree? Disagree? Have we gone mad? Listen to find out! That and we talk about a new little gem of an animated film that has bats and turtles all over it! All that and more! Join us, won’t you? PS Bry Hates Arrow.

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190: And Now Here’s My Mommy

It’s a special Mother’s Day Episode on ZICP! This week we interview OUR moms to talk about comics & see how THEIR comic knowledge stacks up! Somebody gets voted off the island at the end! Plus we have a round of MATERNAL KOMBAT…. a tournament of comic book moms battling til the end! 8 moms enter, one mom leaves! And to warm us up, Kyle starts a little game of Six Degrees of Kevi….er…. Six Degrees of Dick Grayson. Join us… and our Moms, won’t you?

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188: Endgame 2 – Taserface Will Return

It’s here! Endgame is out and we are all over it this episode… kind of… in a total non spoilery way… until we talk spoilers. Ok. So we tried to do a non ‘just a simple review’ episode of Endgame. Everyone is going to do that. Instead we talk about 1. all the crazy easter eggs that appeared in Endgame (they didn’t. Trust us. No, these really didn’t) and 2. we talk about what all the survivors from infinity war did in their time off after the ‘snap’ and 3. Ridiculous ways Endgame should have went. So don’t worry! If you’ve seen it, dive in! If you haven’t, we’ll tell you when we’re about to talk about spoilers so you can skip ahead, which isn’t much really…. until the last ten minutes… when we go full spoiler. We couldn’t help it!!! It’s so good! We needed to talk about it!!! But don’t worry…. any spoilers are spoiled by a spoiler warning that we’re about to spoil our non spoiler episode. Phew. Spoilerific!
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185: I Like the Idea of Them Being Best Friends

This week is a shorty but a goodie… and sorry, it’s kinda raunchy. It just went that way. We have no control over it. It’s the Kree programing. No news, no warm ups, just two segments this week. Bry drops a hilarious game of MFK on the boys, including ridiculous Legionnaires (the heroes from the future, not the disease) and some familiar Aunts. Then Merk introduces a new bit called ‘Connections’, making connections across companies and media. Did you know Shaggy from Scooby Doo’s last name is Rogers? Could his long lost father be the Sentinel Of Liberty himself, Captain America??? And what does he think of his hippie, deadbeat, scooby snackin’ kid??? They also delve into two Garfield stories, a trippy trip into machine man land, and we all learn about Parker…. y’know…. Parker! Parker? PARKER!!! Not to mention we connect the Red Skull to Skeletor! And it turns out they’re besties!!!

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182: Old Man Gwen Stacy

The boys are back this week and full of nerdy energy! So they jump right into a wacky game of CHARACTER STORM, where they suggest names of characters and the others fill in the blanks….and this could be the best one yet, beginning with Scrimp Frampton Crime Kicker!!! (Boom Studios is working on a deal for it right now!). Once they emerge from the storm, they talk characters that never seem to be able to carry their own ongoing series. They may be fantastic characters, integral and long lasting on team books … but solo… loser horn (Nightcrawler, we’re looking at you). Hear why Bry wants a Cyclops series that actually works, how we all want a Luke Cage series to happen and all about Alan Moore’s Erotic Journal Martian. All that plus we out of nowhere chime in on our favourite Mortal Kombat finishing moves. It’s a shorty but a weirdy episode, folks. All aboard!

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178: Spicy Claws and Other 2019 Predictions

It’s a new year! And with that comes predictions of what the comic world will hold in the forthcoming year…. most of them ridiculous. Brooklyn 2099! Spicy Claws Logan! Watch the DCU go full Momoa! Spawn as Shawshank Redemption! Plus some serious ones like ‘what does this year look like for Dark Horse?’ All that and so much more… like Mitch Romney getting hit with a toilet, Francesco Mattina, Bry does a ‘read this now’ and “That’s So Rorschach” becomes a thing. And listen now and you can get the discount code ‘3 Bald Boys’ for 10% off sheets at Zellers! Listen now to get yours!

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176: Batman’s Super Smooth Running Machine Christmas

Well it’s that time of year….. Time for the Zero Issues Boys to put together a little audio cheer in podcast form. This week’s cheerful bliss comes in the form of a Batman story on vinyl, telling the bizarre tale of Batman, Robin and Robin’s replacement, Dr John, as they sing Christmas carols, run in flip flops and and swing on chandeliers in homeless shelters. Join us for this short tale of Gotham’s miserable Christmas, won’t you?

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175: Don’t Be ‘Space’ Smith

It’s another trip into the trippy brain of Fletcher Hanks as we do a dramatic reading of one of the adventures of ‘SPACE’ SMITH!!! Guest staring self care sunday Groot! Listen as ‘Space’ panics at every point! Learn how checkers may have something to do with flying a spaceship! Drop in for this short listen…. because if this story was any longer…. zoiks…. I don’t think we’d make it.

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170: The Hypno Hustler Halloween Special

It’s that time of year so break out yer spooky face and join us for the Hypno Hustler Halloween Special! Find out about a (not) possible Deadman show with Scott Bakula & Jennifer Love Hewitt! Learn how to get Morgan Freeman to play a ghost! Find out if Gentleman Ghost is an ol’ timey racist! Hear the pitch for the newest Netflix Archie like show with everyone’s favourite dead kid! Plus… Crossed! Howling Commandos!Woody Allen as Carnage! All purpose killing people guy! Sabrina! Gritty, street level Trigon! Macho Wolf Man! And really soooo much more…. including not one but 2 ridiculous songs! And one’s about Bry in the tub… no…. wait… come back…..it’s a bubble bath….  

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