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236: Wonder Man is Your Responsibility

This week, we figure out who is the first among first among equals, with a very scientific, Tony Robbins-endorsed, leader-off! Cyclops, Nightwing, Captain America, Storm, Superman, Mister Fantastic, Black Panther: which one would you follow into battle? The answer may shock you!

Plus, we’ve absolutely lost our minds, and the news shows it.

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219: A Pretty Bitchin’ Cape

Rivalries!!! This week we settle those age old questions; Who ultimately wins the Thing vs Hulk battle? Captain America-Sweet Pirate Boots or Military gear? What does the S on Jughead’s Shirt stand for? Terrance Howard vs Don Cheadle? Mortal Kombat vs Street Fighter? Who’s the best Turtle? Which Spidey actor would win in an actual fight- Holland, Maguire or Garfield? Those disputes and more solved… FOREVER. All that and Kyle runs a What if warm up which ends up with us pitching a Wolverine/Dracula odd couple sitcom story…. that is pretty fantastic. And news! Sex Criminals! Robert Pattinson! Black Adam! The Rock! Flash! And lots more. Join us won’t you….

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203: Rock Me Sexy MODOK

Drs. and professors Judith Leggatt and Monica Flegel join us again to help smarten this podcast up! First, we subject our guests to a ridiculous quiz, covering everything from creators and credits to boy band archetypes to the circumference of Merk’s head! Then, we dig deep into recent controversies in comics and “geek” fandom, and what happens when the characters we love become something some of their fans don’t recognize. What — if anything — do creators and companies “owe” their long-time fans? At what point do fans become gatekeepers? How does social media distort our expectations and encourage a sense of entitlement? What are the effects of “politicization” of comics and pop culture, and how does it influence our habits… and spending? All that, and we solve comics’ “culture war” forever!!

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178: Spicy Claws and Other 2019 Predictions

It’s a new year! And with that comes predictions of what the comic world will hold in the forthcoming year…. most of them ridiculous. Brooklyn 2099! Spicy Claws Logan! Watch the DCU go full Momoa! Spawn as Shawshank Redemption! Plus some serious ones like ‘what does this year look like for Dark Horse?’ All that and so much more… like Mitch Romney getting hit with a toilet, Francesco Mattina, Bry does a ‘read this now’ and “That’s So Rorschach” becomes a thing. And listen now and you can get the discount code ‘3 Bald Boys’ for 10% off sheets at Zellers! Listen now to get yours!

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177: Christma-ka-ka-KOOM!

Christmas day is almost here, so it’s time to celebrate with a LIGHTNING ROUND in your stocking! (You… you heard us!)

Join us on a fast-paced, maaaybe raunchier-than-usual mad journey as we pitch comic holiday specials (including the returns of Jeremy Piven Hawkeye and Scott Bakula Deadman), come up with new toy lines in a Character Storm, compete in a holiday comics quiz, decide which heroes and villains believe in the War on Christmas, and perform a Dramatic Reading of the time the Avengers went up against SANTRON! Oh, and more. So much more!

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169 : She’s got her $#!% Together and he’s got his $#!% in a Box at his Aunt’s!

Gotta keep the status quo! Such is the mantra of many comics fans. But can it work to switch it up? Has it worked to do a big character/story shift? That’s what we talk about this week. From Nightwing Batman, to Flash Thompson Venom, to Captain Marvel, what’s worked? And which is your Spidey Quo? – lonely, ridiculous shlub, or married and a jerk? We weigh in. That plus so much more…like, birds of prey dvd collections, Bat fly jeans, Galactus Gary Busey, hood farts, someone who might have been chappy, and the almost title of this episode, ‘I’m a mob princess over here, heeeyyyyyy!’ Join us, won’t you? Please. Save us. Call for help. 

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146: Enjoy Your Chili Fries… in Hell!

Avengers: Infinity War comes out… wow, tomorrow? But the hype is SO big that we’re here to help you get through the next 24 hours, by dropping the Avengers into other movies to see how they’d handle ‘em! We’ve got Hawkeye in Die Hard, Captain America’s harrowing journey in Trainspotting, Michael Rooker as Yondu in Mallrats, and oh jeez, just so much more!

ALSO: We cook up a ridiculous crossover event on the fly by randomly selecting 1991 Marvel trading cards, and perform an extra-special dramatic reading of the issue where the Avengers met David Letterman! Giant doorknobs abound!

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138: Deviant Gene Is My Favourite Hardcore Band

Today is storytime! The boys create spellbinding stories linking the unlinkable, saying the unthinkable, skating the unrinkable! It’s the Connections Game! Hear stories linking Scooby Doo to HP Lovecraft to Mad Max! Roger the Humunculus to Shazam and a mother box! And SO MUCH MORE! All that AND a SUPER quiz by Bry Bry! And have you ever thought about how many times someone was just punched into space in the comics? Us too….. well, NOW we have. All that plus a sack o’ news! Saddle up kids! Time for storytime! Oh and happy Valentines Day. Whatever.

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136: The Worst Marvel Movie Is Still Thor 1 or 2

This week, the boys are joined by Ryan Mackett, the TBay Movie Guy, to answer the year-or-three-old question: are comic books killing movies? The answer may surprise yo if you’ve never listened to the show before and think that we think comics are killing movies.

Plus: So much news discussion it’s almost criminal (but it isn’t, we checked and everything), casting ’70s He-Man AND genderswap Batman film franchises, and more delicious recipe…names!

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135: Hey Crime!

This week the guys reach into the Cursed Longbox of the Damned, not knowing what they will pull out. Is it horror? Super heroics? Eroticism? Yes.

Also: Character Storm wriggles its way back into our hearts, and Kyle tries to be a serious reviewer of biographies. They just happen to be biographies done in the graphic novel style, and there’s nothing wrong with that Margaret!

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