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!
Join the boys as they discuss their meeting with the legendary Lynn Johnston of “For Better or For Worse” fame (as well as the upcoming companion show at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery, “Unconstrained” – featuring Kyle, Merk, and other terrific local artists)! Also: Bry pours his heart out about one of his favourite D-list characters, we do a dramatic reading… of Marvel’s Godzilla (Lots of roaring! It’s tense!! J. Jonah Jameson dies in this episode! FOR REAL!!!), and of course the news! Check it!
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.
Canada and comics! Two topics the Zero Issues boys are especially qualified to discuss. This week’s episode is about Canadian comic series, characters, and creators! We’re talking about all your favourites, like Red Ketchup, the Polka-Dot Pirate, Nelvana of the Northern Lights, Captain Newfoundland, Purple Rider, and of course… Puck! Pour yourself a glass of Ontario craft beer and join us for an in-depth and funny chat about all things Canadiana in comics! And only like 7 weeks too late for Canada Day!
Zero Issues is back, and this time we’re talking all about comic and pop culture merchandise! Particularly the really weird, bad stuff. Join Kyle, Bry and Merk as we ask “why would anyone decide this was a good idea?”, discuss a fake line of superhero beers that should totally be real, quiz each other on whether strange items of merchandise are real or fake, and ponder if Marvel is purposely tanking their own properties.
It’s a full-sized lightning round! Make yourself a team of Avengers, take down the Hulk with three trick arrows, and fix Free Comic Book Day! All that and so much more, it’s cazy how much more, this is a dense episode where we bounce all over the place. Stop reading this and press play!
Age of Ultron: bad event comic, pretty good movie! This week we run long… just like the movie! And we don’t get around to everything we talk about… just like the movie! Nitpicks, things we loved, and what comes next? Also: a game of “Who’s Your Favourite Chris”. This week on Zero Issues: Age of Coaltron!
It’s another comic book quiz show episode! This time Bry’s the quizmaster, and he tried to make it challenging. And he succeeded… if you call completely overdoing it “succeeding.” Kyle and Merk have their buzzers at the ready, so join us for the quiz show! QUIZ SHOW!
Who lives? Who dies? We play God this week (lower case god? Upper case? Bry, you’re the expert, help me out), and talk about what comic book characters we don’t really want to see above ground anymore. Be warned: not everyone makes it out of this episode alive!