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Episode 168 | When Buffy Jumps The Shark

This episode was recorded on August 5th, 2018!

Mike, Kait, and Paul sat down this week to dive into extreme changes in comic book characters and story lines. Does this work? Does it not? And what’s the deal with Season 8 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer turning Spike into… a good guy?

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  • 00:00:00 – Start/Last Week in Comics
  • 00:21:04 – Comic Picks
  • 00:29:38 – Extreme Changes in Character
  • 01:07:09 – Wrap/Credits

Comic Reads/Picks for this week

  • X-Men: Grand Design New Genesis #1
  • The Seeds #1
  • Action Comics #1001
  • Mister Miracle #10
  • Immortal Hulk #4
  • The Girl from the Other Side, vol 1
  • Abbott #1-5
  • Domino #5
  • Catwoman #2
  • Black Badge #1

Relevant Links/Information

  • Mike – @mikerapin
  • Paul – @OhHiPaulie
  • Kait – @KaitLPhere
  • Comics talked about this week:
    • Immortal Hulk
    • Buffy Season 8
    • Four Eyes
    • Swamp Thing
    • Daredevil
    • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    • She-Hulk
    • Rat Queens

Music provided by Infinity Shred. Find them on Bandcamp.

This week’s episode was produced by Mike Rapin and edited by Zander Riggs.

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