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344: He’s Got a Tubular Spatial, Baby!

It’s LIGHTNING ROUND TIME!
Krackakoom?
A bevy of short topics this week such as the recent Marvel Banner of War Hulk/Thor battle (in which we discuss what Celestial bits are floating in space), Kyle runs a game of SUPERFIGHT where comic’s most powerful square off…. with guns? Bry challenges the boys to bring back cancelled animated comic shows and Merk runs a game for a multi company crossover… Jughead, Stardust and a Green Lantern ring, anyone? Which characters are dog people and which are cat people? We must answer this burning question! Battle of the Alfreds! And EVEN more in this efficiently packed episode!

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341: See You In the Grease Pit

Welcome to the grease pit!
What does that mean? …. I’m not sure even we know…..
This week we celebrate the 20th anniversary of FREE COMIC BOOK DAY with a look at it’s history and beginnings.
We also talk news of Spidey’s 60th anniversary, a rumbling in the Conan licensing ranks, and the CW bloodbath of cancellations.
Merk also delves into a non comic book film he discovered on the ‘flix that deserves your wide eyed, deer caught in the headlights, how did this get made sort of attention. It’s a Jean Claude Desert Heat Inferno Coyote Ugly Moon sort of evening. Make it a blockbuster night.
All that and teasing Spider-Man for fat hands, eating a whole bowl of spaghetti for Spidey and Thai Pods!
Welcome to FREE COMIC BOOK PODCAST DAY!….. which we do every week….EVERY WEEK……

An oil spill in Western Siberia (Surgut region) is found during a Greenpeace investigation tour.

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332: Isn’t Batman a Verb Now?

It’s a big ol’ bat heavy episode this week! We’re talking odd, strange, adorable and down right wrong versions of Batman, as we rate them out of 5 Batmen on how Batman they Batman…. knowwadimean? We each bring a few batties to the table…..and some of them are pretty mite-ey! Wink! Plus we do a warm up creating a brand new Bat-villain …. out of houseplants…. and malicious compliance… it’ll make sense, we promise. All that and news about, well, guess! Batman spin offs on HBO. And other non-bat news about Spiderman, Finn Wolfhard and a certain Boys star arrested in Spain! Join us as we batman it up! 

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329: The Sky is the Limit

Feeling angelic? Well, even if you don’t, we’ll make you feel like you’ve got wings! …. that was cheesy….. But seriously, we’re fixing characters this week! And our target is the ever flyin’ X-Man ANGEL! He’s been a character that, as we say right at the start, has often been the blandest of the X-Men. Or at least never really had more than a storyline or two where they took off as a character. We give you three different directions for the ANGEL…. the angelic mutant saviour, the multiple Angel angle, and the Defending Champion!
All that plus Merk gives you a 2 comic book tv shows…. one to avoid, and one to watch! Will you agree?
And news! Justice League Incarnate changes the face of a number of DC’s events from the past 40 years, Tony Stark pops the question, and DC Dinosaurs!! AND… AND…. Chanum Tattings.
Oh boyo boy! You don’t wanna miss this one. Chanum Taters. Er. Tattings. Whatever. It’ll make sense. See you there!

 

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326: Not Just Pouches and other Image Comics 30th Anniversary Observations

Can you believe it’s been 30 YEARS since the birth of Image Comics? Either can we…. but we accepted it and moved on….. moved on to talking about Image Comics! Talking about who formed this indie powerhouse and where they went after that. Are they all still there? Do they still work in comics? Do they buy million dollar baseballs? So many questions. All that PLUS we three each ‘discover’ little known early Image gems! Comics you’ve NEVER heard of! And they are BLOODY gems! Plus news! We talk the IDW loss of GI Joe & Transformers, The Moon Knight Trailer and the tragic loss of one of their talented cast, new Captain America series, Spider Punk, and the twisted true tale of Spider-Man & Wolverine giving out their phone numbers on the side of an LA building…… join us won’t you.

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323: The Wizard Did It

We made it! 2022! So what do we need to talk about?

A movie from last year, of course.

SPIDER-MAN:NO WAY JOSE…er….HOME

Spoiler alert, we’re diving head first and full on into this jam packed jammy movie. From fan service to brick catcher man, from a bevy of villains to Sad Happy to plot holes and things that fill em…. we’re on it.
Join Daddy Bry, Future Kyle and plain ol’ Merk for ‘The Wizard Did It!’
….. because he did. 

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320: The Mole Man and The Pole Man

It’s that time o’ the season and the boys love to make up their own comic stories…. so …. it’s time for Christmas Comics Pitch! Each of them come up with their own weird and wonderful comic book for the season. From a certain notorious X-Family holiday get together, to a decidedly mutated version of a Christmas classic, to a monstrous adventure for a certain jolly guy and his reindeer, we have your holiday comic fix here. All that and a quiz on a comics legend, and a delightful mishmosh of newsy news! Join us. We’ll bring the nog.

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317: Butterscotch Wolverine Hawkeye

It’s HAWKEYE DAY!!!
Or Toga Hawkeye day.
Or Butterscotch Wolverine Hawkeye day.
Whatever. It’s Clint Barton Day (And Kate Bishop!). We’re celebrating the release of the Disney+ MCU Hawkeye series by talkin’ Hawkeye! The good, the bad, and the horrible (costumes in particular). We’re talking arrows, Avengers, West Coast Avengers, Thunderbolts and that time he was head of security for Cross Technological Enterprises.
We talk about Clint being the dick of the team but somehow still lovable. The infamous Fraction/Aja run.
And fart arrows. Yea. We go there.
All that and lots of news about Sexy Rudd, a new Shazam comic and Superman becoming Captain Britain!
And celery day. We’re still talking about celery day.

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314: Let’s Clean Out the Old Newshole

Well we had a fun & spooky month but now…. it’s back to business.
On to the news!
A lot has happened in comic book/film news so we dive right in with Marvel’s problems with Penguin/Random House distribution, Image Comic’s startling decision about reprints, the bisexual Superman ‘controversy’, Bill Murray being… well… Bill Murray, Spiderman Far from Home rumours, Steven DeKnight astonished by the miscreant Akira Yoshida, Brendan Fraser double DC duty, McFarlane toys Bathorse…… and Owen Wilson as a centaur!
And don’t miss the news intermission with Kyle’s classic ‘Hulk out or Fake out’!
It’s 10 alarm chili time on Zero Issues!

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313: Free with the Thistles

Submitted for the approval of the audience, I call this story The Tale of the Cactus that Loved…. To Kill.

*throws Iced tea mix on an open fire*

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