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254: King to Legend

This week we react to the unexpected death of Chadwick Boseman, celebrate his career, his iconic portrayal of T’Challa, the Black Panther, and discuss the lasting cultural impact he made on the character and beyond.

But first, we break down some highlights of DC FanDome, Merk asks Kyle & Bry some very quick questions, and then a word from a… very real sponsor.

Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER..Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther/T’Challa) BTS on set. ..Ph: Matt Kennedy..©Marvel Studios 2018

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247: They Weren’t Always What They Were, But They Will When They Can

Less Mr. A, more Mr. T this week as we dive into the world of licensed comics. Everything from Kool-Aid Man to Mega Man to P…Pope John Paul II…man. And y’know, I think we learn a little something about friendship along the way.

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207: He Got Screwed Again

We’re throwing you to the Kirb! It’s a Kirb stomp! We’re going to Kirb your enthusiasm with this freshly harvested episode about the king…. that’s right…. Charlamagne! Nope! We’re talking JACK KIRBY this week to celebrate his birthday (slightly late as Jack always preferred). We explore the life, the career and the constant screwing over of the King. All that plus Kyle runs a game using 90’s Marvel trading cards… What would they be like without their powers? Here’s one spoiler…Quicksilver is still a dick! Also a batch o’ news-Marvel Manga, Jason Aaron’s Thor is coming to a close, and the delimbing of Brian Wood. Join us with your ears!

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173: Excelsior!

This week, it could only be about Stan. To mark the passing of the most famous (and to some infamous?) comics legend, we’re talking all about the co-creations, the stories, the impact, the collaborations, the creative controversies, the legacy… of Stan “The Man” Lee.

But first! Would’ja believe there’s other comics news this week? And we reveal a forgotten musical theatre production about Bob the Goon! Listen up, true believers!!

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157: I Don’t Need Luck, I Eat Nuts

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!!


Artwork by Merk; originally posted on Line it is Drawn.

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155: Wolverine Gets Deported

It’s just past Canada Day! It’s the Fourth of July! Tensions are rising on the Canada-US border! So for three Canadian comic fans and creators… what does this mean!? This week we talk all about the impact of an increasing trade war and border-security squabble on our favourite fictional Canadian-Americans, and poke a little good-natured (ha ha, good natured, we promise) fun at our national rivalries! Alpha Flight ruuuules!!!

Also: So much news! Bry pits Kyle against Merk in a Canada vs. USA comic quiz! And Merk tells a spooooooky story about he and C.G. Rackham’s travel to a haunted Ontario comic-con!

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