It’s DRAMATIC READ time once again as we wrap ourselves in the warm, strange blanket that is Fletcher Hanks and his gigantic hero STARDUST the SUPER WIZARD!!!! Follow along as Stardust crushes people’s torsos with one hand! Avoids a dangerous glue trap! And meet the most dangerous villain you’ve never heard of RIP-THE-BLOOD!! I swear…. we didn’t make this up. This is an actual story. And a bonus…. we have a companion video for this episode so you can WATCH and follow along! You can SEE Fletcher Hanks’ crazy creations and watch all of us busting a gut laughing! Find us under ‘Zero Issues’ on the youtubes!
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!
This week is a delight! We return for another dramatic reading of a Fletcher Hanks masterpiece…. not one, but TWO Big Red McLane stories! Big Red McLane: King of the Northwoods! Let’s go lumberjackin’ eh?! These are hilarious. The engrossing absurdity of Fletcher Hanks is something everyone needs to experience. Join us as we talk about the Teenage Mutant Lumberjack Turtles, have a returning visit from Thomas Haden Church, discuss whether one fictional character makes something Cancon and come up with the greatest Canadian crossover event EVER….. BIG RED MCLANE and the LOG DRIVER’S WALTZ!!! Join us, won’t you?
The boys are back with a half hour episode packed with peanut brittle (or peanut buttle cry according to Bry), news about the New Mutants flic, Dr Doom, and Venom 2! Join us for a game of Character Storm where we make up characters on the spot based on ridiculous names (are you ready for G.R.O.N.G.? Because G.R.O.N.G. is ready for you!). And the maino topico this week is a trusty ol’ dramatic read of a trusty ol’ Fletcher Hanks comic from the 40’s. Meet Fantomah, Mistress of the Jungle!! Oh and Thomas Haden Church is back again. Can’t get enough of that THC!
Take this podcast to the moon! To, uh, celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, we’re talking all about the moon in comics! Who’s lived there! Who’s the moon god’s avatar! Who took a rock from the moon and then turned into a werewolf sometimes, for reasons! And what would be the reality of writing your name on the moon, anyway? It’s lunar madness, we tell ya!
But that’s not all! We tackle the “end” of Mad Magazine, Paper Girls being adapted for TV, the rebirth of Hellblazer, art swiping allegations against Arthur Suydam (and the great “homage vs. stealing” debate), the continuing controversy around police using the Punisher symbol, and then we perform a dramatic reading of a Fletcher Hanks… classic. All that, AND a poem!? Wow, this episode is as big as the moon!
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?)
It’s another trip into the trippy brain of Fletcher Hanks as we do a dramatic reading of one of the adventures of ‘SPACE’ SMITH!!! Guest staring self care sunday Groot! Listen as ‘Space’ panics at every point! Learn how checkers may have something to do with flying a spaceship! Drop in for this short listen…. because if this story was any longer…. zoiks…. I don’t think we’d make it.
This week, we celebrate the unsung heroes of the art, the forever forgotten forgers of the flame (the ‘flame’ being comics)…. we’re talking Inkers, Colourists, & Letterers!! We delve into the world long overshadowed by those jerks, writers & pencilers! We talk about which artists in those fields grabbed our attention for the first time! And we discuss our own battles in those fields. Hear the stories of Bry & Merk getting letter shamed. Bill Watterson! Dave Stewart! Bill Sienkiewicz! Many more! And also hear Bry go into the very little known groundbreaking LGBTQ characters for Pride Month! And Merk wraps it up with a dramatic read of one of the most bizarre creators ever…. Fletcher Hanks! Hear the tale of Tabu the Jungle Wizard!! Join us won’t you? Even if just to hear about Captain Pissgums…. yea… you read that right…. it’s real…. real thing.