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Episode 354 – Accidental Pat (Panel President Special)

While Chris is away getting married, we’re ranking comic book characters once again in the first part of a two-part special!

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Episode 353 – Snowflame, Swarm and “Spiderman” f/ Jon Morris

Friend of the show Jon Morris drops by this week to talk about his new book, The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains, and all the odd, unfortunate and underused characters featured within! We discuss cocaine, nazi bees, “league” vs. “legion,” handsomeness, Batroc, a mystery sequel, and much more! Plus we take some personal and probing listener questions!

The Rundown:

Comics Reviewed:

  • Bug! #1
  • Rock Candy Mountain #2
  • Future Quest #12

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Episode 352 – Todd Doesn’t Eat f/ Abraham Riesman

In his reporting for Vulture and New York magazine, Abraham Riesman has talked to some of the titans of comics. So we talk with him about those interactions with Steve Ditko, Todd McFarlane, Priest, Daniel Clowes, Stan Lee, and others. Plus, we get into the pronunciation of his name, candy, go-karts and a whole lot more! And on top of that, we answer two probing listener questions!

The Rundown:

Comics Reviewed:

  • Batman #22
  • Nightwing #20
  • Guardians of the Galaxy #1

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Episode 351 – The Dr. Doom of Peanuts (Panel President Special)

Who truly is the Dr. Doom of Peanuts? You can only find out by listening to this week’s episode, where we add more characters to our ever-expanding Panel President list!

The Rundown:

Comics Reviewed:

  • Flash #21
  • Batgirl #10
  • Batman/Shadow #1

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Every Story Ever Special: April 2017

We’re back and ranking stories for two full hours once again!

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Episode 350 – Nobody Told Me No f/ Tini Howard

Tini Howard, who you may know from The Magdalena, her work on a WWE backup starring Finn Balor or numerous other comics projects, joins us for our landmark 350th episode this week! We talk about the urban fantasy of WWE, the urban fantasy of The Magdalena, local burger spots, Teen Titans, the best Megazord, Goldar’s self-realization and much more! Plus, we answer an image-conscious listener question!

The Rundown:

Comics Reviewed:

  • Green Arrow #21
  • All-Star Batman #9
  • Batman #21

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Episode 349 – Surprise Nick f/ Adam P. Knave and Nick Brokenshire

This week, we’re happy to welcome back Adam P. Knave, co-writer of Dark Horse Comics’ The Once and Future Queen, and then, look out! Series artist Nick Brokenshire drops in, too. We talk about how Portland is like Scotland but not like Cornwall at all, structuring comic series into mini-series, stepping up art styles, writing collaboratively, other comics with Aurthurian stories, whether there will be another Star War, and much more! Plus, we add some characters to the Panel President list!

The Rundown:

  • Follow Adam and Nick on Twitter!
  • Chris’ checks and recs: Catching up on comics, Kubo and the Two Strings
  • Matt’s check and rec: Kickstarter funded, S-Town (again)
  • Music used: “Meme Queen,” Robot Face

Comics Reviewed:

  • Motor Crush #5
  • Justice League of America #4
  • Godshaper #1

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Episode 348 – Werewolf Brand f/ Katie Schenkel

For this week’s show, we’re happy to welcome Katie Schenkel, former ComicsAlliance staffer and writer of the digital-first comic series Moonlighters! We talk with Katie about werewolves, why there aren’t so many women lycanthropes in fiction, Draculas, working on a telephone-style project, making online communities happy, monster hunters and a whole lot more! Plus, we answer a listener question that we’d like a little listener input on!

The Rundown:

  • Follow Katie on Twitter!
  • Here’s a code for a free Moonlighters #1! If you use it, please let us know! Moon-5XQLN
  • Werewolf News, for all your werewolf news.
  • Chris’ checks and recs: Writing comics, Southpaw Regional Wrestling
  • Matt’s check and rec: Podcast tour, S-Town
  • Music used: Lucky Star, “Wolf”

Comics Reviewed:

  • Rock Candy Mountain #1
  • Kim Reaper #1
  • Black Cloud #1

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Episode 347 – Colorful Jumping Fest (WrestleMania Special)

Though we have usually done a WrestleMania preview show, this year we decided to take a look at the whole 7-hour extravaganza after the fact, to run down the good, the bad and the Pitbull.

Also we talk about that whole ComicsAlliance thing that happened.

The Rundown:

  • Chris’ check and rec: ComicsAlliance shuttering, WarCraft III mods
  • Matt’s check and rec: Comic Kickstarter, Logan

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Every Story Ever Special: March 2017

We’re back and ranking more stories for another month in our two-hour special!

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