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435: The One with the Balls

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435: The One with the Balls
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This episode has some serious balls, and I don’t mean the eyeballs that Nightcrawler popped out of Apocalypse’s head in the most recent issue of X-Men! This week, we tackle some current topics: the Venom 3 trailer, the Wolverine, uh, popcorn bucket, that picture of the new Superman costume, Terrence Howard IN GENERAL, and, finally, how the grand experiment that is Krakoa ended. That, and we throw balls at each other. Serious balls!

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434: John Lith-Go @#$% Yourself

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434: John Lith-Go @#$% Yourself
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A week late, but worth the wait! As we enter a weird summer movie season in a year with few superhero movies, at least by 21st century standards, we feel compelled to discuss the untapped cinematic potential of comic series NOT based on DC or Marvel characters! So listen along as we stunt-cast the future stars of indie-comic movies! Just imagine… The extremely youthful Johnny Pemberton as the titular MADMAN! Jeff Bridges, Chip Zdarsky and Will Forte as father and sons in PUBLIC DOMAIN! A big guy who famously wore blue, Henry Cavill, spooning justice as THE TICK! Fletcher Hanks’ STARDUST as portrayed by the only man who could, John Cena! Amanda Seyfried as the skull-faced mystery woman FANTOMAH! And can you imagine Oscar Isaac as Will Eisner’s THE SPIRIT? Merk can’t. But just maybe… HOLLYWOOD can!?

But first! We return to a recent favourite in our ongoing series of games based around Merk’s collection of 1991 Marvel trading cards! Prepare for another round of the just named, zingy Zero Issues… uh, “Battle Holes”… in which the votes against Sasquatch are suspicious, we pit Amazing Friend against Amazing Friend, things take a turn for the magical but also stage-magical, Archangel is a grumpy boy, and Quasar finally catches a break.

We’re brave enough to say it: This is a damn fine episode.

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433: Righty Tighty, Lefty Gone

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433: Righty Tighty, Lefty Gone
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The first season of Xmen 97 is OVER!!!
And WOW, was it sumpin, huh?!
So the boys plunge into it’s depths and ask all the big questions….
Was that Polaris or Greeny Mcgoozle? Does Silver Samurai wish he was Wood Samurai when Magneto goes big bad? What IS the Jeff Goldblum lesson? Was that the Avengers or Forceworks?
That AND so much more. We talk cameos, costumes, time traveling possibilities, who’s behind it all, and how Xavier sucking is kind of part of his character.
Join us, won’t you?

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432: Remy LeBeau, Your Mama’s a Pot of Gumbo!

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432: Remy LeBeau, Your Mama's a Pot of Gumbo!
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This Week, for our annual We Put Up a Mother’s Day Episode a Week or More Late spectacular, we’re thinking about some moms that haven’t really gotten the spotlight. What’s The Question’s relationship with his mother? What about Doctor Doom? Puck? What is Cyclops’s mom’s name, even? Who’s the best mom in comics, and who’s the absolute worst? All that, and Ma Hunkel, AND The Cyclone Kids. But NO SCRIBBLY.

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431: The Hulk is Full of Tinier Men

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431: The Hulk is Full of Tinier Men
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Hey, let’s put all that structure aside for an episode, and just relax by the fire and have a friendly chat about comics. Doesn’t that sound nice?

We discuss comic runs that just didn’t do right by their character or concept: Merk compares the new wave of Conan comics from Titan coming off Conan being a friggin’ Avenger over at Marvel, Kyle mourns for the lost potential in the Krakoan era and the wacky island hijinx so suddenly torn from us, and Bry gripes about the current status of Spider-Man (again!?) as we get into the modern habit of abrupt status-quo changes, relaunches, and gimmicks in superhero titles.

Aside from the X-Men and Deadpool and everyone’s fave Kraven, we’re looking at a relative comic-media drought for 2024. Does this signal the end of superhero dominance in Hollywood? Are we just getting a much-needed breather? Or is a bigger shift in the movie business brewing? (I mean, we don’t know, we’re indie comics podcasters, sheesh.)

All this and more! Including talking about the things we don’t have more time to talk about!? What an episode!

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430: Some Variance to her Sugahs

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430: Some Variance to her Sugahs
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OH MAN!! X-Men 97 continues and we talk episodes 5-7.
OH THAT EPISODE 5…..
Spoilers of course.
Lifedeath! Genosha! Gambit! Rogue! Magneto! And Leech?!? What about Leech!?!? Charlie in space! Werner Herzog as Angel! Let my Cameron Hodge go! Is Cyclops Angel’s best friend? And does Cyclops know that? That and so much more!
Join us for a fun ride!

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Newsflash for April 29, 2024

Hear ye, hear ye! DC vs Marvel Omnibus’s wraparound cover isn’t too great! Jim Lee’s a busy guy, so it’s cool, but, y’know!

Additional hear ye! Embracer Group, which bought Dark Horse a few years ago, embraced too much, and exploded into smaller groups!
Hear this, now! Mike Mignola and Ben Stenbeck are making a whole new ongoing universe of things, folklore-ish and spooky, so that’ll be fun!
Hey ye, hear here: Post Malone and Michael Bay are teaming up to make something about a monster truck, I don’t know, even I stopped paying attention halfway through.
Finally, hearily, ye-ye: Kraven delayed, dozens dismayed.

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429: Q*Bert Has a Filthy Mouth

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429: Q*Bert Has a Filthy Mouth
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Meanwhile, at a different while! This week, we’re talking about our favourite comics that take places with familiar characters in unfamiliar times. Just what happens when super heroes start showing up hundreds of years ahead of schedule? What else causes cancer that Spider-Man 2099 didn’t warn us about when he travelled back to 1995? Just how much time is there between Conan, Kull, and Solomon Kane? Find the answer to none of these questions, plus and intriguing Read This Now for the new Flash ongoing, in this timely episode!

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428: Love that Raimi

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428: Love that Raimi
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Comics and movies! Movies and comics! Superheroes from comics and movies have been entrenched in pop culture as a mainstay for quite a while now (some say too long). But what about the superhero movies that AREN’T based on comics?
What about superhero like films that started as films, based on nothing previously?
Super. Push. Unbreakable. Darkman. And Kyle’s favourite Meteor Man! It’s the meatiest!
It all started with the idea of watching Orgazmo together…… and it went downhill from there….

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427: Welcome to Die

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427: Welcome to Die
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To us, our listeners! X-Men ’97’s first season is about halfway over and there’s been a lot to discuss. So let’s do that! We dig into the first four episodes of the nostalgic revival cartoon, and while we all enjoyed it, we have some very different takes on the show. How well does it adapt the comics’ extensive, and often lengthy, source material into a much shorter runtime? Does the new “look” and animation style hold up to the old show, and to other animated series running today? How well do the returning cast and new recruits pick up where the old show left off? And of course a tangent leads us to discuss whether or not Wolverine’s claws could possibly be sterile (maybe there’s a little purel dispenser in there). And plenty more!

But that’s not all, we’ve got some comics to talk about! Namely, the new “Savage Sword of Conan” and “Bat-Man: First Knight”! And they’re both in an oversized magazine format? What’re the odds??

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