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Episode 34 | The Mythic Transformers vs. GI Joe Discussion

This week’s episode was recorded on August 23rd, 2015, and July 7th, 2015. At one point, Nick, Paul, and Mike decided to talk about Transformers vs. GI Joe at length and store it away. It was this week that, despite having comic picks (Dead Drop #4, Superman #43, and Fall of Ninjak), they had nothing to talk about (except some…

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Episode 33 | Language and Comics

This week’s episode was recorded on August 16th, 2015. Hosts Mike, Paul, and Nick talk comics and their comic picks (Invincible #122, Book of Death #2, and Justice League #43) then move onto this week’s primary topic: an article by Paul Duffield, “Comics and the Value of Language” (part 1 and part 2). This week’s music was by Metaform (“Letters…

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Episode 32 | Getting into comics for the money

This week’s episode was recorded August 9th, 2015. Hosts Mike and Nick chat comics and their comic picks (Constantine: The Hellblazer #3 and Batman #43) as per usual. Following, there’s a big “COME ON” to Marvel about the whole Black Widow debacle. To round off the episode, things turn to the discussion of buying comics to make a buck, inspired by…

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Episode 31 | Experiences in buying comics

This week’s episode was recorded on August 2nd, 2015. In a magical, last-minute chance, Mike and Nick were joined by Jeff Perry, host of the After Image podcast. After their comic picks for the week (The Wicked + The Divine #13, Nailbiter #15, and Bloodshot: Reborn #5), the gang dives into Jeff’s podcast and his love for Image comics, then…

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Episode 30 | What is it with genre books?

This week’s episode was recorded July 26th, 2015. Our hosts this week–Mike, Zander, and Paul–have a nice chat about their week and their comic picks (Lazarus #18, Rasputin #7, and Daredevil #17) followed by a conversation about a chapter from the book Our Superheroes, Ourselves titled “Superhero comics as moral pornography.” And in a different direction, Paul brought the topic…

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Episode 29 | Comic Awards and Trying DCYou

This week’s episode was recorded July 19th, 2015. Hosts Paul and Nick somehow manage to get a podcast episode recorded without Mike (he’s not bitter about it). In familiar fashion, comic picks (Book of Death: The Fall of Bloodshot #1 and Wolf #1) are followed by some discussion of the Harvey Awards and what they mean for the comic industry,…

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Episode 28 | You Ask Questions, We Have… Words That May Be Answers

This week’s episode was recorded on July 12th, 2015. This week’s episode had some comic picks (Silver Surfer #13, Hawkeye #22, and Book of Death #1), but the focus was on TWO listener questions (which we were super excited to have). Zack asked us about unjust praise for books and Jon asked us about book lending and piracy. Check it…

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Episode 27 | “Mon Ami!”

This week’s episode was recorded July 4th, 2015. While ignoring America’s birthday, Mike, Nick, and Paul talked comics and their picks for the week (Saga #30, Archie #1, Batman: The Jiro Kuwata Batmanga vol. 2, Batman #42, Rebels #4). The topics this week covered Image Expo and where “unknown” creators go to make comics and how the announcements for Marvel’s…

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Episode 26 | Who IS Damian Wayne?!

This episode was recorded June 28th, 2015. This week’s hosts, Mike, Paul, and Nick, talk comic picks (Imperium #6, Nailbiter #14, and An Entity Observes All Things), Gotham season 2 rumors, the end of Witchblade, Southern Bastards and the confederate flag, why are licensed books so… good?, and a listener question, “Why can’t the big two create new, diverse characters?” It’s…

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