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282: The Eye Gouge Episode

This is it, the culmination of our March Madness and August Audness episodes. After crowning eight champions, it’s time for them to square off against each other to decide just who three grown men can argue is the toughest. Who will rise. who will fall, who will pick bits of Jimmy Olsen out of The Maestro’s teeth? Tune in to find out!

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275: Hope v Dickery: Debate of Superman

Superman: beacon of hope, or beacon of NOPE? That’s the question we grapple with today! Does Superman inspire humanity to greatness, or is he just a power-rich jerk in a dumb cape? Do other heroes better represent the hopeful ideal? (And what is “hope”, anyway? Sounds made-up!) We go to some places with this one!

PLUS! All the news you can listen to: Black Widow, the Dwayne McDuffie awards, Power Rangers on Kickstarter, Miles Morales, Scott Pilgrim, and… [sigh]… Morbius. And we create new characters improv-style in a special Superman-themed Character Storm!

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274: Several Issues Graphic Novel Podcast

Y’know, we as a podcast may have fallen victim to the super hero industrial complex. We used to talk about comics! This week we take a break from what’s going on in super hero books and TV shows and movies, and focus on some smaller stories, some very good graphic novels that we’ve ready recently.

Oh but before that, we cover Marvel movie and TV news that is mostly baseless rumours, and then talk about WandaVision for like fifteen minutes. Moderation!

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273: Kraven the Deli Owner

QUITTERS!! The lot of ’em!!! That’s what superheroes are! And that’s what we’re talking about this week. Can you think of a hero that hasn’t, even for just a short bit, called it quits? It’s a small list. From Tony Stark and the sauce, Daredevil and his law career, Wonder Woman getting sick of life off Paradise Island, to Spidey and…. well…. every five minutes, heroes love to quit. We delve deep. Who quit and became a blind bartender? Who quit and became Black Beard? And so many more. Plus we talk news! There are comic cons going on soon….. uh….. ok. Black Panther delays. Jeff Lemire’s Sweet Tooth show. And Merk delves into manga (a new thing for him) in a ‘read this now’. So don’t quit now! You’re almost there! Sit back, relax, click that button and listen to Kraven the Deli Owner serve up a lil’ bite of deligh …. ah… quit it.

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252: A Guy Who Knows Karate VS Doctor Octopus

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!!!

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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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