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Newsflash: February 6, 2023

WHOA! Have we got a LOT to talk about on the news…. in a short time! It’s a Zero Issues Newsflash Monday News episode and we’re talking about the DC Film announcements from James Gunn & Peter Safran! What’s staying? What’s the link to the new stuff? What IS the new stuff? What are WE excited about? What’s going to be the tough sell? And SO MUCH MORE!

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373: Egg in the Streets, Goldballs in the Sheets!

KRAKAKOOM!! It’s LIGHTNING ROUND TIME!!
Short topics. Quick turnaround. More bang for your buck…. if you were paying us.
This week includes such finery as an X-Men Toilet! Robin in corduroy pants and a chain wallet! Who’s the best Green Lantern? The Netflix Snyderverse ridiculousness! Super fight! A marvel year in review 1990 quiz! Comic cooking shows! And SO MUCH MORE including the burning question……egg or goldballs? Come for the answers! Leave with more questions!

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370: A Dire Warning of the Future

Happy 2023! This week, we sit down (in person, no less!) to talk about what we definitely think is going to happen this year in comics, movies, and even in our own podcast.

But before we look forward to the horrors of 2023, we first come up with some resolutions for ourselves: read more comics and make more comics, mostly! Hey, it’s us, what else did you expect?

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369: It’s a Latverian Death Metal Christmas

It’s that time…. between Christmas and New Years…. but we’re still feeling festive & fun so we’re doing a CHRISTMAS DRAMATIC READING!!!! Oh yea, and it’s a gooder!  ‘I’ll be Doom for Christmas: A Yuletide Fable”.  Dr Doom takes over for Santa Claus and wackiness ensues… for us…. This one is pretty dang good. So sit back, take a load off and enjoy! We’ll see you in 2023!!

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368: A James Gunn Rock-Afire Explosion

It’s beginning to look a lot like CHAOS! Usually we’d have a short bit of holly-jolly fun for you this week, but the DCU rumours and news and rumours and announcements and responses and outright lies for clicks are flying fast, and we are forced to do this holiday season wacky-backwards style and take a look back, and a look forward, at the state of the DCU and predictions for what we’ll see in the future! And also comics, we also do that for comics in general. (But we’re not too happy to be trapped in the Fandome again, so we may get extra raunchy! Consider that a warning, youse.)

Oh, but there’s so much other news! The TMNT and Usagi team up one more time at IDW, Netflix closes an umbrella as their programming gets mysterious and spooky and altogether ooky, The Boys give the world the first good NFT, and we share some “very real” news articles from a comic-news site that will not be named here! Hey, year’s almost over, let’s get wild!

Disclaimer: This series is not officially affiliated with the successful comedy podcast Cum Town. Officially. O…fficially.

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365: Waka Waka Wakanda

Wakanda Forever ….. or for a little while at least on this podcast as we delve into our reactions to the newest Marvel Black Panther flick! Spoiler alertage! But we begin with a Merk Quiz about quotes from bad comic book movies…..can you beat Bry & Kyle’s scores?!?! Plus news about Steve Ditko’s private comic collection coming up for auction, a new DC Ukranian superhero and we talk about James Gunn …. and all the stuff he says…. and does…..
Join us, won’t you?

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364: A Baba Yaga X-Mas OR I’m a Goopy Boy called The Skinless Man OR Take ’em Home to the Chicken Shack

It’s that time of year once again! The Celery Day Stalkslam is upon us! Four comic book characters representing Christmas, four representing Halloween, battle to determine which is the best holiday of all time…I guess? Is that what this is about? We’ve admittedly lost track. Anyway, violence!

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362: Cyclops in Blues Traveler

Oh boy! Lots going on this week! Here’s the briefo rundowno!
For a warm up we’re invested in bringing you the very vest… er …. best… or worst, rather, in comic costume redesigns. From Nova to Miles Morales, to the Thing, and Gambit. And Cyclops with a harmonica vest? Oh…. we go a little vest heavy. You’ve been warned.
For the main topic we each to a pitch: If Marvel were to restart today, what 5 titles would you begin with and what creative team?
We nerd out a little.
And of course the news! Between James Gunn becoming the DC Monitor, hints of Spielberg talking about a comic movie, Sandman, Agatha casting and a Wonder Man series AND casting and…. oh god…. even more.
It would be a traVESTy if you missed this.
I’m sorry.
I’ll stop.

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359: Ted Talk

Man-Thing! Man-Thing! Man-Thing! Say it THREE times into a mirror…. and you’ll be asked to leave that public washroom. Trust us.

With Werewolf by Night appearing on Disney+ comes the MONSTERS!! And with the monsters….TED!! aka Man-Thing! In the warm up we discuss Werewolf by Night (spoilers, yo) and all the scary coolness it has to offer, including someone’s favourite…. MAN-THING!  THEN….. for our main topic…. MAN-THING! We take a listen to Power Records’ 1974 release of The Man-Thing:Night of the Laughing Dead….. and get ready for a ride. This one is DARK. Far darker than you’d expect (warning-there is depiction & talk of suicide). Clowns. Carnivals. Hippie kids. Seedy motels. And of course MAN-THING. There. We’ve said Man-Thing 8 times in the blurb. Well…. nine Man-Things now. Doh! TEN!!! Ok. Just click ‘n listen why dontcha!?!?

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353: Dr Druid. He’s Just Jordan Peterson Now.

This week Merk springs a secret topic on the boys!! So secret we can’t even describe it here except to say….. Jordan Peterson becomes Dr Druid…. and a ghostbuster…… we dare say no more!

Also… Chadwick Boseman! Superman & Lois! Joker2! Flash One Minute War! DC Fandome! Discovery channel reality show & DC character mash ups (Gordon Ramsay and John Constantine do Cocaine!) and real science news about Artemis 1!

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