It’s time to FOOM it up!! Yup! We’re talking about that ol’ space dragon monster, Fin Fang Foom! Each of the boys does their pitch of a Foom story to be told to take the Foom where the Foom has never gone before! All that AND we talk the ridiculousness of Superhero costumes. Who puts their initial on their chest AND their belt buckle? And is EVERYTHING unstable molecules? Plus a bevy of news from a Boys spinoff, Supergirl wrapping up, Hawkman casting in the Black Adam movie that no one knew was coming out or not, some Watchmen anger, and Bry intruduces ‘Drake-Watch’. Are you gonna go our way?
Let’s smash some super heroes into sitcom archetypes! Doctor Doom as Victor (Beeektor), Reed’s wacky cousin from Latveria, Marvel Knight Court, Beast and Wonder Man as two swingin’ single dudes in da big city, and many, many more.
Also: news! Hot news. More Snyder, Nick Fury TV stuff, and a Warmup where Kyle just talks about a completely different podcast!
(Sorry, we never do an X-Men/Community mashup. We’ve probably already done that, knowing Kyle and Bry. But sheeeesh, Jim Rash in a hoverchair.)
We pit the JSA against each other in a series of “Survivor” style scenarios! Green Lantern! The Flash! Atom! Hawkman! Sandman! The Spectre! Wonder Woman! Hourman! Black Canary! Dr. Fate! Which old-time superhero would survive being stranded in the woods? Working retail at Christmas? A galaxy-wide bar crawl with Hal Jordan? Social media? A Zack Snyder movie!? And more!!
It’s DRAMATIC READ time once again as we wrap ourselves in the warm, strange blanket that is Fletcher Hanks and his gigantic hero STARDUST the SUPER WIZARD!!!! Follow along as Stardust crushes people’s torsos with one hand! Avoids a dangerous glue trap! And meet the most dangerous villain you’ve never heard of RIP-THE-BLOOD!! I swear…. we didn’t make this up. This is an actual story. And a bonus…. we have a companion video for this episode so you can WATCH and follow along! You can SEE Fletcher Hanks’ crazy creations and watch all of us busting a gut laughing! Find us under ‘Zero Issues’ on the youtubes!
Listen along to another Power Records double feature, starring The Flash and Aquaman! First, the Flash has to fight not one, not two, but three (or four? Or one?) villain to save the whole dang moon, and then Aquman and Mera face off against Hydro, the Dehydrator! His name isn’t stupid, you’re stupid, Mark!
It’s creator spotlight time as the boys discuss Hellboy creator and inky wizard, Mike Mignola! From his early days with Marvel (until he dropped an upper decker in Jim Shooter’s toilet….. that story is unconfirmed) to his awesome pandemic instagram paintings, and lots of stuff in between, we gush with admiration at both his abilities and his choices never to draw cars. All this and lots of news-New Mutants? What are the reactions? Marvel Voices! A new Spider Man title coming! Jason Statham, the grimy Austin Powers! Plus Kyle runs a Hellboy themed game of MFK (Merry, Fraser, Christmas….. or something like that). It’s time for MIGNOLA, MIGNOLA, MIGNOLA!!! Direct Download: MP3
This week we react to the unexpected death of Chadwick Boseman, celebrate his career, his iconic portrayal of T’Challa, the Black Panther, and discuss the lasting cultural impact he made on the character and beyond.
But first, we break down some highlights of DC FanDome, Merk asks Kyle & Bry some very quick questions, and then a word from a… very real sponsor.
We really meant for this episode to be all about Mike Mignola, we did! But then Bry and Kyle were told of a secret screening of the Snyder Cut that was happening out at a private country estate, and… no wait, that’s the Chooses the Doozes story/game that Merk puts his cohosts in this week! What mysteries will BryKy oncover? What traps has Merk laid in waiting for them? What is Gal Gadot’s speaking voice? All that and also some news, this week!
FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! It’s that time once again! August Audness as we call it, where we pick 8 comic characters and put them through a round robin tournament to name a champion! Some are pretty tough calls and it takes all our combined comic nerd power to make the call! And then there’s the moment where ‘Cap just wangs it’….. it happened. Also this week, Bry is ecstatic doing a ‘Read This Now’, talking about Boom Studio’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles mini series. And news, news, news! Big news this week as the ‘bloodbath’ layoffs at Warner Media blindside so many. And IDW’s bizarre promotion, administrative leave and firing of a publisher all within a few weeks. All that and More!!!
Hell-o, my little ghoulies and gobloids! It is I, the Crypt Haver, ready to deliver you another tale of… oh, what? It’s a Lightning Round episode? They don’t really talk about scary stuff at all, except for one of the ten segments in the episode? Really? The rest is all about giving super heroes branding slogans, or a weird mid-’80s Avengers issue that Merk read, or a frank discussion of what Batman’s favourite song is?
I’m still getting paid, right?
(With apologies to Bry: I couldn’t find the knife man you were talking about, so I used the album art for celebrated folk punk band AJJ’s 2011 release, Knife Man)