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215: These Are My Treads… This is My Spout!

War, man. War. Did you know there are comics about it? Like, a bunch of them? It’s what we’re talking about this week, and boy, we go through a bunch of ’em. Famous ones like Sgt. Rock and Howling Commandos, formerly-unheard-of ones like Captain Willy Schultz (look it up!), G.I. Joe of course, and just about everything else. Because when Superman fails his eye exam, it’s up to the rest of us.

Plus: so much Disney+ news, and the return of Hulk Out or Fake Out, now with 100% more jingle!

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199: Giant Watcher Baby Head

Take this podcast to the moon! To, uh, celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, we’re talking all about the moon in comics! Who’s lived there! Who’s the moon god’s avatar! Who took a rock from the moon and then turned into a werewolf sometimes, for reasons! And what would be the reality of writing your name on the moon, anyway? It’s lunar madness, we tell ya!

But that’s not all! We tackle the “end” of Mad Magazine, Paper Girls being adapted for TV, the rebirth of Hellblazer, art swiping allegations against Arthur Suydam (and the great “homage vs. stealing” debate), the continuing controversy around police using the Punisher symbol, and then we perform a dramatic reading of a Fletcher Hanks… classic. All that, AND a poem!? Wow, this episode is as big as the moon!

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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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181: Do the Webs Come From the Claws?

Do you ever get tired of the same old powers? Day after day, the same heat vision, the same boring adamantium claws? Well, have comics got the solution for you! That’s right, this week we’re talking about all the times our favourite heroes got ridiculous new powers! Sometimes Wolverine gets HOT CLAWS, sometimes Spider-Man gets stingers out of his wrists, sometimes Superman just blue himself. And each and every time, these new powers were here to stay! (R…right?)

But that’s not all! We’ve got controversies to discuss in the worlds of comics and comic-movie news, Merk breaks down the new status quo for Guardians of the Galaxy, and we just… get pretty silly all around. Enjoy??

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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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Zero Issues Holiday Half Pint 9-A Gallon of Beard Oil


It’s that time of the season again!
HOLIDAY HALF PINTS!!! 12 mini episodes leading up to Dec 25th!
Episode 9!! Today we pull cards randomly from a stack of Marvel 1991 trading cards and ask very important christmas questions. What would Iron Fist buy for Iron Fist? Join us for a few more sips of the ol’ half pint.We’re getting close to the bottom of the glass….
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Zero Issues Holiday Half Pint 2-2 Frank 2 Furious

It’s that time of the season again!
HOLIDAY HALF PINTS!!! 12 mini episodes leading up to Dec 25th!
Episode 2! What’s Christmas like for the Punisher? Probably not what you think. Let us show you in this dramatic reading of a Punisher Christmas. Join us for the next few sips of a half pint.

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132: Is a Gun Cheaper to Produce Than a Dragon?

“The Punisher” has hit Netflix, and at least two of us have seen it all! In a short and breezy episode, we digest the series and the character, talk about what makes Frank “Big Pun” Castle tick, dig into the politics of the show (it’s there, you can’t blame us!), come to terms with a Microchip who isn’t Newman, and figure out where it fits into the widening Marvel TV Scale of Quality.

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Episode 62: Daredevil – It’s Getting a Li’l Foggy in Here

Daredevil Season 2 is on deck and ready for dissection! Punisher, Elektra, Stick, Branch, Hand, Foot and superfluous third nipple all make an appearance. Spoiler alertage! Kyle also puts us through the paces with a quick warm-up quiz and Merk leads a dramatic reading of the Fiddler working for Darkseid and the time when Wonder Woman went all Jesus-y on New Genesis. All that, plus Fred Armisen!

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Episode 18: Team Ups – Magneater!

This week we team up with the good people at Sleeping Giant Brewing Company (okay, we do that every episode) to talk about comic book team-ups! Archie Meets the Punisher, Challenge of the Headless Baseball Team, and Namor and Doom fight over who does the dishes.

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Outro Music: Reading Rainbow – Teamwork