It’s back! We’re doing that March Madness thing again. Who’s taking home the trophy this year? Will it be a horse? A bear? A Jax from Mortal Kombat? Probably not that third one, though I think he got robbed, frankly.
We’ve also got hot hot news, try our best to predict the future (Erik Larson didn’t go off on a twitter rant today, did he?) in the Warmup, and play Character Storm in the Moment of Zero!
Wakanda foreeeeveeer! Today, in advance of Black Panther coming out (oh, it’s out now? Cool, go see that!), we’re talking about T’Challa. From origins to current incarnation, we feel bad about not being smart enough to cover it all.
Plus! In advance of forgetting Valentines Day (look, we record these things in advance), we find some make-up gifts using the 1991 Marvel trading cards, and have a super-villain-or-actual-serial-killer quotes quiz. More fun than you can shake a bing bead at this week on Zero Issues!
Whatever happens in Madripoor stays in Madripoor! The boys once again welcome Ryan the TBay Movie Guy to talk SECRET IDENTITIES – the history of the alter ego, the heroes who use them, the ones who go public, the methods and effectiveness of hiding your masked self, the real-life celebrities who share a civilian name with superheroes, and more!
Also! Kyle guides us in a round of Six Degrees of Batman, we dig into news about Captain Marvel and Dragon Ball Super, and then perform another dynamic Dramatic Reading of the classic comic where Superman adopted Jimmy Olsen!
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!
You know what would be cool? Being able to fly! Or teleport. Or eat peach pits without dying. But we don’t understand how any of that stuff would actually work, so we try to figure it out. We try so, so very hard, this week.
Plus we’ve got newz you can uze, a mini quiz, and the debut of League of Baldos! Today!
Presenting a special, glow-in-the-dark holo-foil miniseries event: the ThunderCon Live Special (Part 3 of 3)! We had the pleasure of sitting on three panels during ThunderCon on October 25th, so for the next few days we’ll be sharing those as some bonus episodes! Today: Kyle, Bry, and Merk are joined by Mandy Osipenko of the podcast series LittleGeekLost to talk all about creating webcomics and podcasts!
Presenting a special fold-out die-cut cover miniseries event: the ThunderCon Live Special (Part 2 of 3)! We had the pleasure of sitting on three panels during ThunderCon on October 25th, so for the next few days we’ll be sharing those as some bonus episodes! Today: Kyle, Bry, and Merk are joined by Todd Shewchuk once more to talk about “The Rise and Fall of Mainstream Fandom”.
Presenting a special, chromium-embossed miniseries event: the ThunderCon Live Special (Part 1 of 3)! We had the pleasure of sitting on three panels during ThunderCon on October 25th, so for the next few days we’ll be sharing our recordings as some bonus episodes! Today: Kyle, Bry, and Merk are joined by Todd Shewchuk to discuss “The Changing Face of Comics” and all that entails.
This week, we’re celebrating fifty episodes (plus a bunch of bonus episodes, a whole Advent Calendar full of minis, and more) with the biggest, dumbest “don’t get it right and you drink” trivia contest ever! Who will bring home the Koozie of Champions? Who has the most obscure questions? Who thought that we should record this episode immediately after recording two other episodes? Really guys, who thought that, we’re all cuckoo.
Ready for a bit of the ol’ ultraviolence? We are! We kinda are. This week, we point a barbwire baseball bat at over-the-top violent comics. Are they good? Can they ever be good? Is it an effective storytelling technique, and what’s the line? We try to figure that out, on location from the Korova Milk Bar.