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218: Death by a Thousand Snyder Cuts

Release the Snyder Cut! I guess! There’s somehow still talk of this thing (possibly more talk, even), so this week, we’re coming up with our own Snyder Cuts. How do you fix a movie like Justice League, anyway? And how could you fix other movies in the same way?

Plus, we’re talking about comic book piracy. When indie books are being downloaded by the hundreds of thousands, and the creators are broke, is that cool? On the flipside, comic books are damned expensive, dawg. Like, real ‘spensive. We solve this problem*!

All that, and Kyle manages to contribute to the news for once.

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*we do not

 

 

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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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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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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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171: Heckblazers

You ever read an issue of The Invisibles…on weeeed? Look, we were going to post this episode ever, but we got soooo high, and, like, we were all whoooooa… I know I’m offending someone with this writeup, and y’know what? I’m sorry that your subculture has been co-opted by bros. It’s not your fault, and I shouldn’t be picking on you about it. I’m sorry.

Anyway we talk about weed in comics this week. Oh and Bry’s asleep, so he’s veeeery quiet.

Sorry.

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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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155: Wolverine Gets Deported

It’s just past Canada Day! It’s the Fourth of July! Tensions are rising on the Canada-US border! So for three Canadian comic fans and creators… what does this mean!? This week we talk all about the impact of an increasing trade war and border-security squabble on our favourite fictional Canadian-Americans, and poke a little good-natured (ha ha, good natured, we promise) fun at our national rivalries! Alpha Flight ruuuules!!!

Also: So much news! Bry pits Kyle against Merk in a Canada vs. USA comic quiz! And Merk tells a spooooooky story about he and C.G. Rackham’s travel to a haunted Ontario comic-con!

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149: That Story Not Good Made No Sense

DEATH!!!! It’s all around us. Like cheese and poor customer service, but this week on ZERO ISSUES COMIC PODCAST we’re going head on, face to face, general seriouso, no bull$%#& with comic book deaths….. so …. really…. nothing…. because everyone comes back. Let’s talk about that! Also Kyle does a death quiz that Merk fails at miserably once again but it’s super fun…. to watch him squirm. And Merk does a Marvel trading cards death game! It’s all death all the time this week. Tune in to hear such horribly odd things as ‘Four Norm Macdonalds’, “Mysterios’ juice’, ‘Steel Wool Pubes’, ‘Geoff Johns loves Berries’ and ‘Point Bry-eak’. And warning… it’s starts off super gross and weird…. and gets only slightly less so as we go along. But it’s worth it for all the laughs. It absolutely is!! Join us!!

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Episode 60: Overexposed Characters – Could Wolverine Be a Helicopter?

This week we’re talking about overexposed characters in comics and movies — your Deadpools, your Harley Quinns, your Wolverines… your Batmen? — and what impact becoming massively, all-consumingly popular can have on these characters and their natural appeal. Also: everything to know about DC Rebirth in 4 minutes and 30 seconds, rejected podcast topics, weird variant cover pitches, and a few tangents as the boys talk about the Ghostbusters reboot and then get super excited reminiscing about Colorforms!

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Art by Adam Kubert

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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