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265: Ionic Centipede

Another week, another fun podcast! This week the boys are talking about offshoot characters. Characters like Thunderstrike, Great Grandma Thunderstrike, Strange Visitor, Superboy X (or whatever it was), Slingers, Young Avengers and so many more. We even make up our own ones…. which leads to the uncomfortable title of the episode…. Wonder Man, we’re sorry. All that and a read this now! Maestro! And a quiz! And learn about Kyle’s offshoot character!

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263: Shirtless Nick Nolte as Namor

This week the boys talk about projects mired in development hell. Films. Comics. Our lives in 2020. We talk about projects that made it out of a long battle to finally see the light, ones still fighting to be made and projects that came up, fell into a bog and will be found 1000 years from now perfectly preserved. That and we celebrate Kyle’s birthday by putting in comic book set ups and seeing how he does. Enter…. the Lees Paradox. All that and a ton of news….. and shirtless Nick Nolte as Namor…… you can hear his voice can’t you, Clarice. The garbled screeching of the Noltes……Join us won’t you?

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260: A Lenny Kravitz Situation

It’s time to FOOM it up!! Yup! We’re talking about that ol’ space dragon monster, Fin Fang Foom! Each of the boys does their pitch of a Foom story to be told to take the Foom where the Foom has never gone before! All that AND we talk the ridiculousness of Superhero costumes. Who puts their initial on their chest AND their belt buckle? And is EVERYTHING unstable molecules? Plus a bevy of news from a Boys spinoff, Supergirl wrapping up, Hawkman casting in the Black Adam movie that no one knew was coming out or not, some Watchmen anger, and Bry intruduces ‘Drake-Watch’. Are you gonna go our way?

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257: We’d Just Have to Take a Bunch of Peyote and Go For It

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!

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256: Absolutely Not a Made Up Name for a Planet

Listen along to another Power Records double feature, starring The Flash and Aquaman! First, the Flash has to fight not one, not two, but three (or four? Or one?) villain to save the whole dang moon, and then Aquman and Mera face off against Hydro, the Dehydrator! His name isn’t stupid, you’re stupid, Mark!

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255: I Want to see Mike Mignola Draw Hank Hill

It’s creator spotlight time as the boys discuss Hellboy creator and inky wizard, Mike Mignola! From his early days with Marvel (until he dropped an upper decker in Jim Shooter’s toilet….. that story is unconfirmed) to his awesome pandemic instagram paintings, and lots of stuff in between, we gush with admiration at both his abilities and his choices never to draw cars. All this and lots of news-New Mutants? What are the reactions? Marvel Voices! A new Spider Man title coming! Jason Statham, the grimy Austin Powers! Plus Kyle runs a Hellboy themed game of MFK (Merry, Fraser, Christmas….. or something like that). It’s time for MIGNOLA, MIGNOLA, MIGNOLA!!! Direct Download: MP3

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252: A Guy Who Knows Karate VS Doctor Octopus

FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! It’s that time once again! August Audness as we call it, where we pick 8 comic characters and put them through a round robin tournament to name a champion! Some are pretty tough calls and it takes all our combined comic nerd power to make the call! And then there’s the moment where ‘Cap just wangs it’….. it happened. Also this week, Bry is ecstatic doing a ‘Read This Now’, talking about Boom Studio’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles mini series. And news, news, news! Big news this week as the ‘bloodbath’ layoffs at Warner Media blindside so many. And IDW’s bizarre promotion, administrative leave and firing of a publisher all within a few weeks. All that and More!!!

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251: 3 Scary Stories

Hell-o, my little ghoulies and gobloids! It is I, the Crypt Haver, ready to deliver you another tale of… oh, what? It’s a Lightning Round episode? They don’t really talk about scary stuff at all, except for one of the ten segments in the episode? Really? The rest is all about giving super heroes branding slogans, or a weird mid-’80s Avengers issue that Merk read, or a frank discussion of what Batman’s favourite song is?

Well, fine.

I’m still getting paid, right?

(With apologies to Bry: I couldn’t find the knife man you were talking about, so I used the album art for celebrated folk punk band AJJ’s 2011 release, Knife Man)

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249: Worf Tonight, The Hawkeye App, Mom Jeans and Other News

Let’s be honest. It’s been a weird few months. We’re all feeling it. Us too at the podcast. It’s been so strange that for the past few months we’ve barely touched on one of the cornerstones of the podcast…. COMIC NEWS!!! So this week we’re diving all in to the deep end of the news pool! Marvel events! The Boys! Witcher! Hawkeye (his show and his app)! Marauder name change! Star Trek! Worf’s Talk Show! Neil Gaiman! Dynamite! Tom King & Jae Lee! Zack Snyder and Justicecon! New Mutants! Helstrom…. or is it Hellstorm? Daredevil’s Loeb! Rob Liefeld! Mom Jeans! And SO MUCH MORE!! We’re going full comic news cable channel!

NEW YORK – JUNE 26: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert during Monday’s June 26, 2017 show. (Photo by Scott Kowalchyk/CBS via Getty Images)

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248: The Roast of Hal Jordan

From beautiful downtown Coast City, it’s a star studded event filled with laughs, tears, masked vigilantes and utter humiliation! It’s the ROAST OF HAL JORDAN!! Yes, the Green Lantern is in the crosshairs of his peers as they celebrate this legendary hero while, simultaneously, tearing a strip out of the emerald knight! Join Batman, Green Arrow, Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, Kilowog, Guy Gardner and others as they…. reminisce…. about dear ol’ Hal. The early years. The awkward years. That mask that hides nothing….even his shame. Sponsored by Sinestro Industries. 

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