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309: The New Fifty-Zero

The New 52 debuted 10 years ago – more like the OLD 52, am I right?? – so it’s time to take a look back on its impact, its legacy, its highs and lows, what can be learned from it, why it was better than we often give it credit for, and… what’s thiiiis? TWO quizzes worth of trivia!? All that and so much more – so join us in a New 52 retrospective that will (among other things) reveal the chilling secret of S&M Solomon Grundy!!

But first! We react to the new Sandman trailer! We discuss the duelling copyright ownership lawsuit(s) between Marvel creators vs. Marvel the company! And after the mind-blowing revelation that Chris Pratt will play Mario, we cast classic video game characters (and recast Mario) among the famous MCU actors! Who will be Ms. Pac Man? WHO!?

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292: Starring Lockjaw

In this Lightning Round episode, we answer such questions as:- who should be the new lead character in Marvel Two-In-One?

– who would win in a fight between Quasar and The Thing (with a heavy flashlight)?
– which Justice League member should own Cheers?
– is the new Nightwing book good and does it make Bry happy?

So if you don’t know the answers to these questions, boy, is this the podcast for you.

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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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Episode 89: Like a Fruitopia Commercial, but All Ditkos

In honour of Steve Ditko’s recent 89th birthday, and the release of Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in theatres, it’s time to talk all things Ditko: the work, characters, legacy, philosophy, and the recent projects of the famously reclusive comics legend! We have an objectively great time! Also: we talk about the Doctor Strange movies — that’s right, movies! — and give Wong some long-overdue respect.

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Art by Steve Ditko. Obviously.

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