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Episode 206 | Shooting A Comic Book with a LITERAL Bullet

This week’s episode was recorded on June 16th, 2019!

Kait and Nick join Mike to discuss the many reading, packaging, and “marketing” gimmicks used in comic books over the years. From vinyl stickers to to lenticular covers to poly-bags to literally SHOOTING a comic with real bullets, the gang dives deep for this episode.


  • 00:00:00 – Start/Last Week in Comics
  • 00:20:19 – Comic Picks
  • 00:31:22 – Gimmicks in the Comic Reading Experience
  • 01:13:19 – Wrap/Credits

What We Read / Comic Picks

  • X-23 #12
  • X-23: The Complete Collection Volume 1
  • Beasts of Burden: Animal Rites
  • X-Men: Grand Design
  • Oblivion Song Vol 1
  • Excellence #2
  • Rat Queens #16
  • PSI-Lords #1


Music provided by Infinity Shred. Find them on Bandcamp.

Producer: Mike Rapin
Editor: Zander Riggs

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One Comment

  1. Liron Hallak Liron Hallak

    Hey! Really enjoyed the episode and had to add some more gimmicks to the list:
    1) In 1997 Marvel did a (-1) month where, you guessed it, every series got a -1 issue that was a prequel to everything.
    2) You mentioned Chew for something else but they did the craziest thing I’ve ever seen – a flash forward!!! Between issues 18 and 19 they published issue 27 which is part 2 of a future story arc – what a mind fuck! Then they kept on going with the series like nothing happened and eventually re-released the issue as part of the regular schedule.
    One more thing, because someone has to be that guy – Nick, the McFarlane Amazing Spider-Man issue is 300 not 400 although I’m not sure even that was the poly bagged one. I think you meant Spider-Man 1.

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