From the blessed content fountain known as the public domain, here we blast off in another dramatic reading of a bonkers golden-age comic! TORPEDOMAN! The man who is also a torpedo, I guess? “Ghostly Weird Stories”published by Four Star/Ajax-Farrell brings us a tale of a shirtless deep-sea diving dynamo — or maybe it’s just a flesh-coloured shirt, I don’t know what’s going on — who finds himself in murky waters when he’s ensnared in the racketeers’ net of… uh, MR. FOWLER! Listen and/or watch as our golden age hero contends with an uncanny and monstrous OCTOPUS, wait no that’s OCTUPUS, that hides a fantastic secret! All that and: The Ol’ Chili Hole!? ZOUNDS, is what somebody probably says in this comic! What, are you gonna say no to all that??
And as a bonus, this episode is also a VIDEO! Check it out below, and/or find the full comic pages on our website to read along to! So many options!
JOIN US! For another action-packed dramatic reading from the Tome of Fletcher Hanks! In another inexplicable STARDUST adventure, our daring hero tackles the sinister FIFTH COLUMN, using his secret weapon: CHILD ENDANGERMENT! Magnets are installed! Winged bombs fly! Unsettling costumes are worn! All this and more! So hop inside your Tubular Spatial and stand up for even-numbered columns everywhere! Brought to you by our keen sponsor: Rose N Crantz Coffee! (Use the promo code zeroissues to save 10%!)
Recorded a few weeks back: From the tome of Fletcher Hanks comes a Dramatic Reading like no other! Bry, Kyle and Merk bring you another inexplicable tale of STARDUST THE SUPER WIZARD… this time with a video option!
It’s Valentine’s Day, Zero Issues style!! This week it’s short but sweet, as we dig deep into classic romance comics to perform a Dramatic Reading you… won’t…… forget. A dance couple in the big city! A smooth club owner with his eyes on the prize! A creep with a gullet full of chicken bones! And a big twist that adds a new element to the whole concept of reading comics out loud! Doesn’t that sound romantic!? (N… not really!)
Zounds! Once again we dig into the Fletcher Hanks Bible to perform a mind-bending dramatic reading from the adventures of the Super Wizard Stardust! This time, ol’ Dusty goes up against a mad scientist who plans to reverse the Earth’s gravity in a scheme to have all the world’s automobiles and ships to himself! (A description can’t do it justice, trust us.)
Also! In honour of Brightburn, we pitch some movie ideas that give a horror twist to other beloved superheroes! And in the news: which X-Men are dead now? (Or which AREN’T at this point?)
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!
This week we pay tribute to the life and career of Steve Ditko! From the art, stories, and characters that helped shape comics, to his long and varied history in the industry, the wide-ranging influences he left, and the personal and political philosophy he lived and created by.
Also: We blast through a rapid-fire news segment, do a quiz about what ridiculous events did and didn’t cause Bill Bixby’s David Banner to transform into the Hulk, and perform a Dramatic Reading of the first-ever appearance of Squirrel Girl! A is A, and Zero Issues is 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!