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214: Ain’t No Party Like a Zombie Party Halloween Special

Our annual Halloween Special is here and do we have a special one for you tonight!!! Not one but TWO dramatic reads of two devilishly divine horror comic tales! First up is “Nightmare World” written and art by Basil Wolverton (from Weird Tales of the Future no 3, 1952-so you KNOW they got the future right!) and “Corpses…Coast to Coast!” from Igor Studios (originally appearing in Voodoo no 14, 1954-with a title like that, how could we resist!?!). Of course we dramatize it utilizing the deepest depths of our classically trained comic dramatizing skills! Join us for this, poison mayo, the Russo Brothers and a horrible ‘special one time halloween theme (that will never be used again, but is for the bad movie lovers in us all).

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213: The Schist Hits the Fan

Are you ready to get spooked out of your goddamned minds? This week we watch Man-Thing, the hottest Marvel movie of 2005 (look, the only competition it had was that Fantastic Four movie with Michael Chiklis). It’s free on Youtube! You can just watch it! It’s as if they know they aren’t going to be making the other $29 million of their $30 million budget back.

Also: who’s in charge of putting out bad Marvel stickers now, what are the highest-selling comics (and highest-selling places where you can buy comics), and who wants to play the Penguin now?

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211: Fluff Me

This is the end, beautiful friends…. for these unfortunate characters! This week we pitch endings in the spirit of several Marvel titles that tell the last story of that character. However we don’t know which characters until the last second so we’re making up their endings on the fly!! How does Machine Man go offline? How does Angel fall to earth? How does Spidey sputter? How does Blade bite it? That plus a House of X game, witness (with your ears) the origin of JIMBERJACK, get a rundown of some Marvel NYCC news, Joker movie first weekend numbers, and a bizarre, rambling open that even we don’t understand how we went from Namorita to ‘what is a casserole’? Join us, won’t you? And please bring your favourite casserole.

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210: Flowers for Dick

Ruination! This week, we set out to ruin some of our favourite characters. Kinda like all those times that we’ve tried to fix characters that haven’t gotten their fair shake, but the opposite. Moon Knight, Thor, and Nightwing are so screwed after this (assuming that Marvel ,and DC listen to this podcast [they won’t]).

We’ve got that, plus: more CW Crisis news (this thing needs more cameos, I say), and some more new Amalgam characters! Let’s get ruined!

 

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207: He Got Screwed Again

We’re throwing you to the Kirb! It’s a Kirb stomp! We’re going to Kirb your enthusiasm with this freshly harvested episode about the king…. that’s right…. Charlamagne! Nope! We’re talking JACK KIRBY this week to celebrate his birthday (slightly late as Jack always preferred). We explore the life, the career and the constant screwing over of the King. All that plus Kyle runs a game using 90’s Marvel trading cards… What would they be like without their powers? Here’s one spoiler…Quicksilver is still a dick! Also a batch o’ news-Marvel Manga, Jason Aaron’s Thor is coming to a close, and the delimbing of Brian Wood. Join us with your ears!

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205: He who Deals It will Smeals It

The boys are back with a half hour episode packed with peanut brittle (or peanut buttle cry according to Bry), news about the New Mutants flic, Dr Doom, and Venom 2! Join us for a game of Character Storm where we make up characters on the spot based on ridiculous names (are you ready for G.R.O.N.G.? Because G.R.O.N.G. is ready for you!). And the maino topico this week is a trusty ol’ dramatic read of a trusty ol’ Fletcher Hanks comic from the 40’s. Meet Fantomah, Mistress of the Jungle!! Oh and Thomas Haden Church is back again. Can’t get enough of that THC!

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204: Get Away From Her You Bitch!

Alright! We had some pretty smarty pants discussions with some smart guests for the past two episodes… time to dumb this down a notch! AUGUST AUDNESS RETURNS!!  Like its sister episode, March Madness, each of our intrepid hosts picks three comic characters, and then the tournament begins! Who will be picked? Who will win? Who will be turned into a cat? Who will be ambushed whilst breaking the 4th wall? Which character will just befriend their opponent in a sneaky way to defeat them? Tune in to find out!
All that plus newsy news of Hulu’s ‘Adventures into Fear, Marvel shows & someone loots Loot Crate! Plus PLUS! Merk intros a new segment: Powers Gone Wrong! Listen and let us know if we should do it again or dump it into the Sarlacc!

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197: Raising Cable

This week the boys take it on the road! …. or at least talk about comic characters taking it on the road. With Spidey: Far from Home coming out they discuss heroes out & about, traveling the world! And it’s interesting how many times Spider-Man has gone international…. and killed people! Seriously! JJJ was right! He’s a menace!! We also go over Peter’s bizarre multi city trip to Canada on the Bugle’s dime (JJJ was just trying to get rid of that psychopath!) Hear about the Chameleon bribing kids with drugs for their science notes and the tale of the RIGHT RIDERS (Brett Butte & all)! Which character would you take to Mardi Gras? Find out why Kyle would take Hawkman and why he seems to think all international festivals revolve around the throwing of beads. All this plus the DC Vertigo ‘thang’ and why Netflix won’t be dropping Good Omens anytime soon.  Seriously, this is a good one. Join us for a little trip… 

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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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