The mutants are a-comin’! But how? How is Marvel going to fit a whole species into their already bloated slate of movies, TV shows, and other assorted bric-a-brac? That’s what we aim to figure out, this week!
But first: we’ve got a heaping helping of Constantine and Warner Bros Discovery news, the first on Paul Levitz and Alan Davis’s upcoming Avengers book, and we get in depth with Merk’s own comic-skewed version of the Pivot Questionnare from Inside the Actors Studio. All that and Merk being so very, very wrong about steak sauce!
We got invited to D23! For real! We definitely didn’t get scammed by a fake email and then drive all the way to Hollywood, only to wind up locked outside of the Disney compound! And we’re definitely not sneaking into the party dressed in the uniforms and/or skins of waiters! And all this we do to bring you, yes YOU, all the corporate-owned mega-franchise news you can handle, because that’s what heroes do.
MCU announcements? We got ‘em! Upcoming Marvel games, and some that aren’t even mobile junk? You know it! And even some non-Disney news about Usagi Yojimbo hopping from IDW back to Dark Horse? Sure, we have that too, why wouldn’t we!? Join us on a wild Disney journey from the secret mascot-infested tunnel system all the way to Kevin Feige’s throne room / D23 stage! And discover which co-host is the jerk who spoils a show for another co-host! Intrigue!!
Comics: Interrupted! This week, on the brink of an anniversary episode that will *change everything forever* [not a guarantee], we look back at one of our most-hated comic trends – the invasive crossover event that disrupts your monthly titles and throws their carefully-crafted plot lines into chaos! When did we first feel the pain of the synergy-fuelled tonal shift that turned new comic-book day from joy to frustration and confusion? What were the events that made us say “NO MORE”?
Plus: next week is our 300th episode! Comment with any questions you want us to answer, any at all, and you could win in the first-ever Zero Issues Art Print Giveaway!
Come hang out until the clock hits 300! We’ve also got all kinds of comic news (Loki season two! Batman ’89 approaches! Jameela Jamil fights She-Hulk! Hasbro’s gigantic Galactus!) and explore some very real hidden easter eggs and surprises everyone else missed from Loki and Black Widow!
You know those series that are, like, shorter than regular series? Of course you do! They’re miniseries, and they’re often great! So join us as we discuss the pros and cons of self-contained limited series, talk about our favourite examples, ponder how they fit into the current comics landscape, and go off on some tangents about Doctor Strange, Secret Wars, and Alan Moore’s fancy wedding hat. All that and more in the Zero Issues Miniseries Episode: Part 1 of 1!
It’s an extra-special, extra-current Zero Issues, recorded just last night! Kyle, Bry, and Merk discuss recent events in comics: from the controversy over half-page ads, the trouble with advance previews, some Secret Wars impressions, and recent comic and “real” book recommendations! All that, and a sing-along too!