In a very, very topical turn of events, this week’s episode is all about diseases and viruses in comic books. So, from the safety of our various bunkers (no, really, we’re all recording remotely, just like a real podcast!), we bring you the sickest episode yet. Do we talk about the Legacy Virus? Uh, you know it. The Clench? Yessuh. D…Death Stench? Yes, though I am honestly not sure why.
Heck, even our Warmup is disease infested, as we do the nastiest Character Storm to date. That, and an earful of news about the many shakeups that the comics industry is going through right now!
Are you ready to get spooked out of your goddamned minds? This week we watch Man-Thing, the hottest Marvel movie of 2005 (look, the only competition it had was that Fantastic Four movie with Michael Chiklis). It’s free on Youtube! You can just watch it! It’s as if they know they aren’t going to be making the other $29 million of their $30 million budget back.
Also: who’s in charge of putting out bad Marvel stickers now, what are the highest-selling comics (and highest-selling places where you can buy comics), and who wants to play the Penguin now?
Ruination! This week, we set out to ruin some of our favourite characters. Kinda like all those times that we’ve tried to fix characters that haven’t gotten their fair shake, but the opposite. Moon Knight, Thor, and Nightwing are so screwed after this (assuming that Marvel ,and DC listen to this podcast [they won’t]).
We’ve got that, plus: more CW Crisis news (this thing needs more cameos, I say), and some more new Amalgam characters! Let’s get ruined!
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!
Presenting a special, glow-in-the-dark holo-foil miniseries event: the ThunderCon Live Special (Part 3 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 those as some bonus episodes! Today: Kyle, Bry, and Merk are joined by Mandy Osipenko of the podcast series LittleGeekLost to talk all about creating webcomics and podcasts!
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.
Ready for a bit of the ol’ ultraviolence? We are! We kinda are. This week, we point a barbwire baseball bat at over-the-top violent comics. Are they good? Can they ever be good? Is it an effective storytelling technique, and what’s the line? We try to figure that out, on location from the Korova Milk Bar.
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.
This week we’re talking about magic! Also, Magik. ALSO: various magic doctors, Zatanna, making non-magical characters into magical ones, Captain Britain, and, ummm, Belasco Hot Sauce? It’s gonna be a journey. A MAGICAL journey. (Sorry about that.)