405: Ignore Rick Jones Until He Leaves of His Own Accord
Batman was right that one time, the Justice League can shove it! This week, we’re talking about characters who leave super hero teams: why do they do it, how long do they stay gone, and are they right to leave? We also decide which Avengers we would definitely kick out, so steal all of the complimentary Avengers-shaped cookies you can while you still can, Quicksilver!
And before that, since it’s October and all, we dedicate this week’s Warmup to the everyone’s favourite dead and dreaming cosmic entity (sorry Nyarlathotep, better luck next time), Cthulhu! Just why is this dude everywhere? Even in my dreams? Every night? Crazy, man.
I dunno if it’s just us or the entire movie-watching public, but is there a case of the blahs going around? Martin Scorsese says comic-book movies are Ruining Cinema — and what if he’s right? Join us for a thoughtful (but funny!) conversation that digs into the history of Hollywood boom-and-bust cycles, the nature of art within commerce, and why there’s still hope for the future of comic-book movies along with cinema as a whole. Don’t worry, Marty, we fixed it!
But that’s not all! We’ve also got a whole bunch of comic-book psychopaths and serial killers to discuss! The Joker, Beast, Victor Zsasz, the cast of Friends!? That’s right, it’s a seasonally-appropriate, horrifyingly comical warm-up segment that will make you believe in LeatherPhoebe. [insert four claps]
Oct 2, 2023 newsflash time!
It’s the writer’s strike! It’s AI comics! It’s Wall-E or is it Dall-E or is it Dali? We dunno. We talk content creators and Dan Didio’s interesting rant on corporations and the hullabaloo! Jack Kirby toys and we talk the ongoing TMNT series! So many exclamation marks!
What do Paste Pot Pete, Keep on Truckin’, James Spader, a spooky classy underground cavern and Charlie Chicken Johansson Berger have in common? They’re all in our crazy MAD LIB STORYTIME episode! With the SAG-AFTRA & WGA strikes going on, we mad lib an MCU movie and it’s….. in this episode! Bela Lugosi as the Beyonder! Who does Busta Rhymes play? Who plays Gargoyle? Was Jesus an Eternal?
This and at least 2 other age old questions answered!
Plus a warm up game of naming ridiculously specific jobs and which comic character would be the best (or worst) for it! It may make you ask the question if,as the Flash, you vibrate through diarrhea, would you die?
That and so much more on this very special episode of Full Hous…. er …. Zero Issues Comic Podcast.
We’re off to the city! This week, we’re taking a look at some of the cities that super heroes call home. It’s kinda weird that so many of them are Something City, right? Which one would be the safest to live in for your average person, which one is the hardest on criminals, and just what ocean is Atlantis in, anyway? All these questions answered, and also a serious discussion of DC’s Earth being just *slightly* bigger than ours.
Plus! We’re making fun of event comic names in the Warmup! It’s Kraven’s Last Dump, babybee!!
Bill Willingham stuns the world — and especially DC Comics — by declaring that Fables is now in the public domain! Y’know, beyond all the parts that already were. That’s right, it’s creator vs. publisher once again, but this time the creator chose “asymmetrical warfare” (his words). We go through Willingham’s allegations toward DC, DC’s official response, Willingham’s response to the response, and the reactions from other members of the industry.
An official Buffy-verse spin-off audio drama brings back several major cast members from the show, including Charisma Carpenter, and leaves out… y’know, that guy, whatsisname. He’s not invited. And it’s co-written and -directed by cast member Amber Benson working with Christopher Golden! Whatsisname who, again? Not ringin’ a bell, capisce?
One Piece gets a second piece… of seasons? [scattered boos] But nonetheless, it’s a rare Netflix second-season renewal for a probably-expensive live-action anime adaptation! Alas, poor Cowboy Bebop could not be here to celebrate with them.
In what’s less “news” than “wholly unsubstantiated rumour”, a claim has emerged than Daniel Radcliffe will appear in Deadpool 3. Will the wildest of fan-castings become reality as the movie Weird Al becomes “Weird” Logan Yankovic!? And will he fight Liev Schreiber, who’s in the full spandex group with the giant fur collar? We are owed this!
All this, and Kyle goes full Cronus. Snack-time is snack-time. And Newsflash is Newsflash!
Indie Comics!!! New indie comics!!
We at Zero Issues LOVE indie stuff ( I know, I know, we talk about the big 2 a LOT) and we love indie creators and crowdfunding too!
So this week we’re chatting with Brandon Ingram who is a writer/creator with a new Kickstarter out RIGHT NOW!
A spinoff comic of his other creation ‘The Gallows Man’.
This dude is world building. He’ll clue us in on the amazing (and hilarious) comic universe he’s creating with his super talented creative team. We talk the joys and challenges of being a creator and doing kickstarters (this isn’t his first ride around the kickstarter rodeo). We’ll talk about his little brain baby, where things came from, what he’s done in the past and what he’s got planned for the future……
And all he had to do was hypnotize us and take over the podcast in order to get on the show! It’s just that easy!
400! That’s way more than some Frank Miller book! To celebrate making it to 400 episodes, we’re going to do a whole load of 400-second segments! Marvel as Batman fights Mondays! Feel the shame of knowing we live in a world without Mutant ER! Get serious about serious topics, like comic book movie fatigue. All that, and someone dies! Who could it be? Pay no attention to the episode image, and listen in!
We’re back together! No, really. We are. The boys are back together in the same room for the first time after zoom recording for a LONG time. So what do we have planned? um…. nothing. We’re just gonna get together and chat. Catch up. Have fun. We talk comics and what we’re reading and why Bry thinks there may be too many TMNT comics (which COULD be the sign of the apocalypse) and more! We talk Toronto comic book stores and how broke we are now! Merk also breaks out a game of ‘Cast an 80’s pop star as a comic character game’. There’s weirdly a lot of Rom and Dazzler. But we get Double Bowie Krang, so we’re all good. Join us and have zero issues!
It’s time once again for the POWER! The power of Power Records, of course! They were comics that came with a record of a performance of the same comic, and they sure were something. This time we’re listening and riffing along to 1975’s “Alien Creatures” starring Superman! Jimmy Olsen hot-boxes with Dr. Tripper in the observatory, Clark Kent whizzes out the window, Lois Lane JUST DOESN’T GET IT, and the people of Metropolis nearly catch the silver bullet (and it’s even worse than Coors Light!).
But alas, Power Records are a finite resource. Eventually we will run out, and we can only imagine what other ridiculous comics could be cheaply and cornily recorded then pressed onto a 45. So let’s do that, meaning make up the Power Records that could have been — and could yet be! Along the way we might just stumble upon a future Juno Award-winning new Zero Issues project that’ll really put Calgary on the map (and definitely get us interviewed by George Stroumboulopoulos). And while we’re at it, somebody get Jon Bernthal and the cast of Riverdale to make an audio drama of “Archie Meets the Punisher”! All this, and Mr. T and the T-Force? Hey, why not.