This week: more firings! But to be specific, we’re talking about Ike Perlmutter: at one point the man on top, now a man reduced to living inside the Epcot sphere, eating stickers of X-Men favourite Sage, to survive. That plus more news!
This week in the news: FIRINGS! They’re all the rage, it seems. From Victoria Alonso at Marvel to an entire department at Funko, folks are being let go. But it isn’t all bad news! Boris Karloff is (figurarively) back from the grave, and he’s brought Gold Key with him! Plus, if you’re hurting for television-based graphic novel adaptations, then surprise, Essex County’s out! Go watch it!
Purple robe, purple robe! This week, because it’s March, we’re getting a little…maaaaad. March Madness! This time, everyone’s bald! Bald villains and heroes, battling it out to see who’s the toughest one of them all!
Oh shoot we didn’t even think of Bald Bull from Punch-Out, now we gotta do it all over again, shoot
SHAZAM!! With the wisdom of Solomon (your cousin Sol, y’know, the guy who was decided to not wear pants to the last family event) we elect to celebrate the new Shazam film by having a Shazam themed LIGHTNING ROUND!! KRAKAKOOOM! You’ll hear such things as- Bry-Is one of them a monkey? There’s always a monkey. – Kyle thinks sign language is a super power – Do the squinty eyes stay or go? Decide – Solely Holy Moly – Is the Family Circus an origin story for Billy Batson? – Helen Mirren’s twisted fingers! – Kyle is the Marvel whisperer…. and he is! – That and SO MUCH MORE! With the wisdom of a hologram and the strength of a platypus, you will listen to this pod!
GETCHA HULK CHUNKS! Three newsboys dig into the biggest comic news of exactly this moment! It’s new creative teams and number-ones galore as the allure of that big #1 looms large. Very soon, Wonder Woman and The Flash get big #800 anniversary issues followed by new #1 issues and wild new directions.
Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto’s 5-year Daredevil epic comes to a close as Chip hits the road across Canada – and maybe to a comic shop near you, if you live in Canada, and we do! The Hulk stops being a… spaceship?… and gets back to his roots as a big green monster man — and just in time for some manner of monster war! In the land of moving pictures, Batman: Caped Crusader lives on with a two-season Amazon Prime deal!
Hey wait, you forgot a number one! Steel (John Henry) and Steel (Natasha) return in Steelworks #1, written by none other than Michael Dorn, the voice of Steel in the ‘90s cartoon, and, y’know, Worf. So hot right now. You don’t see Shaq getting invited, do you? And speaking of not being invited: after getting Typhoid Married, Wilson “Big Willie” “The Kingpin” Fisk has found a loophole granting him a permanent Krakoan Honeymoon! Oh my, just imagine the zany misadventures to come every week at the Blob’s bar.
This week we’ve gone team-up crazy! Time for a free-wheeling discussion about the glorious tradition of Marvel Team-Up, Marvel Two-In-One, The Brave and the Bold, and all the wacky combos of the biggest, the weirdest, and the downright obscure! What are our favourite team-up stories, the ones we never want to see again, ones we should take another look at, and ones we would love to see! All that and why The Thing is the best Marvel team-up star, and an off-the-cuff audio history of “Marvel Two-In-One”, why not! Including yet another heartfelt pitch for an ongoing Lockjaw team-up book, MARVEL. And then another one for a monthly Wolverine X-People-Only team-up book! MARVEL!!
But first, in a rapid-fire Character Storm, we create three soon-to-be classics: The Cramp, Modern Man, and Costume Hoodie! One’s a dance! (That one’s The Cramp!)
This week, the Zero Issues, uh, gang? Group? Team? Those three dudes play a Choose Your Own Adventure, written by our very own Merk!
After a crazy Mardi Gras, the…fellas, we’re going with fellas wake up on a certain house on Graymalkin Lane in Westchester County, New York. But all is not cool and chill at Xavier’s House, and it’s up to the FELLAS to figure out just what’s going on. Can they save the Professor? Will they be able to crack the code? And who’s that in the kitchen, making two-ingredient Thai food? Turn to page 2 to find out!
It’s Monday Feb 27, 2023 and that can mean only one thing! Tomorrow is the 28th!
Also ….. It’s Zero Issues Newsflash time!
What’s that? Why it’s a short pod of comic book news and hilarity!
Hear about 3 Jokers and a BatBaby!
Or the return or Mac Tonight. Or is it Mack 2Knight?
Also, Kyle eats his hat.
This week, we’re playing one of our favourites: Comic Book Cards Against Humanity! You know how this works: one of us reads a “call” card with a blank space on it, and the other two try to fill in the blank with the funniest thing we can using our “response” cards. And we wrote all the cards, so it’s going to be gross, because we’re gross, gross people. Enjoy, won’t you? Enjoy it in video mode, even! Bam!
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