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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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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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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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167: I’m a Reporter

I tried to put that Eminem song about Venom in this one, but it just…it wasn’t in the cards, y’know? Also how silly is it that there’s a song about Venom that Eminem did? Were the guys from 21 Pilots busy? Ha, good one, episode introducer.

Anyway! This week, in celebration of Venom, we’re talking about what the sequel’s going to look like. And did you know that Sony has the rights to around 900 Spidey-related characters? We pitch movies featuring some of those folks, as well!

All that plus news, brews, and Bebop and Rocksteady just being very strong children.

 

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166: Going to Hal in a Handbasket on a Bicycle Built for Two Hals

This week we discuss Henry Cavill’s possible exit from the Superman movies? Maybe? Is that what’s going on? Or is he going crazy? Or are we? All of the above? That and we talk about the Joker Phoenix, the weirdness behind the abrupt cancellation of Chelsea Cain’s Vision series, a game of Character Storm, the Winter Soldier’s back up dancers and Jughead just wanting $5! It’s JUST FIVE BUCKS!!! All that and more…. for FREE!!! You don’t even have to pay for this stuff!! IT’S FREE!!!!

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163 : August Oddness Punching Monkeys

FIGHT BOOK CLUB!!! It’s that time again! Number 4 so far!!! Twice a year we do a round robin tournament. Everyone secretly picks a few champions and then we have our random matches, run by dungeony master Kyle, and decided by the triad of….well… us! Who will come out on top? And what do sandwiches have to do with it?? All this and Kyle does an art quiz, to see how we’re failing (and succeeding) as artists. Join us! 

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161: I Think that Bear was just Alan Moore – Buscemi Vision Edition

This week the boys delve into a secret. They reveal hidden truth. They admit to their failings as comic book nerds….. by revealing what ‘classic, must read, epitome of the craft’ books they haven’t read…. but talk about frequently. How many have you read? Can you admit to the ones you haven’t read?

All that plus Bry has a ‘read this now’ with a Rocketeer book! It’s got dinosaurs!! Which leads to a discussion of what our favourite dinosaurs are and why. It’s SHOCKING!!! Plus the ongoing saga of James Gunn, and the Silver & Black films! Plus PLUS…. Pink Panther and Green Hornet! Together at last!! Join us, pwetty pwease.

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156: Avengers Infinity Sex Worker

So we’re almost at the end of this HUUUUGE arc for the MCU. What’s next? Where can they go from here? What stories can they tell? And can we get Quasar killed in a movie already?!? It’s a shorty episode where we delve into what we they they can do next for the big movies, Netflix & other series for Marvel. Have you ever wished for a Jeremy Piven Hawkeye series….? We’re not sure about that either. What new characters can be introduced to the big & small screens? Bry is ‘all about the D-Man’ apparently. And we gush with excitement over the idea of She-Hulk. That and LOTS more jammed into this 30 minute ride! Bring your Loonatics shirt. No, seriously. Kyle just keeps talking about them. Over and over and over and…..

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152: Your Wizard Days Are Over!

This week, we celebrate the unsung heroes of the art, the forever forgotten forgers of the flame (the ‘flame’ being comics)…. we’re talking Inkers, Colourists, & Letterers!! We delve into the world long overshadowed by those jerks, writers & pencilers! We talk about which artists in those fields grabbed our attention for the first time! And we discuss our own battles in those fields. Hear the stories of Bry & Merk getting letter shamed. Bill Watterson! Dave Stewart! Bill Sienkiewicz! Many more! And also hear Bry go into the very little known groundbreaking LGBTQ characters for Pride Month! And Merk wraps it up with a dramatic read of one of the most bizarre creators ever…. Fletcher Hanks! Hear the tale of Tabu the Jungle Wizard!! Join us won’t you? Even if just to hear about Captain Pissgums…. yea… you read that right…. it’s real…. real thing.

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150: And That’s the Last Scene

Hey hey! This week we were in a big rush to head off and dominate a trivia night (we…um, did okay), so we ended up doing a smaller-than-average episode. And so, just like some of your favourite cancelled or renewed TV shows, we limited this one to half an hour, and also spent a bunch of time on plot threads that never resolve! This week: all TV (and a little movies), all the time!

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