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Episode 370 – Swords in Common f/ Christopher Hastings

With Dr. McNinja recently wrapping up and Gwenpool going strong, we asked Christopher Hastings to come by and talk about his work on both, as well as topics including breaking the fourth wall, collaborating with Gurihiru, how it feels to end a long-running webcomic, bringing real-world characters into a comics world, explaining characters who may not exactly be what they seem on the surface, and much more! Plus, Chris and Matt take a listener question!

The Rundown:

Comics Reviewed:

  • Dark Nights: Metal #2
  • Mr. Miracle #2
  • Runaways #1

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Episode 369 – Listen for the Train f/ Walter Barber and Jason Piperberg

For this week’s episode, we’re happy to welcome two of the creators behind the Champions of Hara board game and tie-in comics, game designer Walter Barber and artist Jason Piperberg! We talk about building a multimedia project, game mechanics, fleshing out game characters with comics, using bright colors, loud sirens, our optimal hybrid animal monsters, legacy games and much more! Plus, we add some new characters to the Panel President list!

The Rundown:

Comics Reviewed:

  • Astro City #47
  • Batman #30
  • Thor vs. Hulk: Champions of the Universe #1

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Episode 368 – End-of-Summer Catch-Up

Matt and Chris are catching up and answering a few listener questions on this chilled-out Labor Day episode!

The Rundown

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Episode 367 – Vamp Crash (Panel President Special)

Chris and Matt are back at it again this week, ranking characters submitted by listeners for the Panel President list! And we’re going edit-free this week, so things are looser than they even normally are!

The Rundown

Comics Reviewed

  • Nightwing: The New Order #1
  • War Mother #1
  • Dead of Winter #1

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Every Story Ever Special: August 2017

Just before Matt heads off on vacation, we’re ranking as many comic book stories as we can manage!

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Episode 366 – Perpetual Wheelies f/ Katie Skelly

This week our guest is Katie Skelly, creator of My Pretty Vampire, Operation Margarine, Agent 9 and much more! We chat about movies from the 1970s, vampire fiction tropes, coloring and design, high culture vs. low, other types of undead creature, Abba, and much more! Plus, we add five ninjas to the Panel President list!

The Rundown:

Comics Reviewed:

  • DC Metal #1
  • Sandman Special
  • Mage: The Hero Denied #1

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Episode 365 – Practicon f/ Jeremy Whitley

We’re happy to welcome Jeremy Whitley, writer of Princeless and The Unstoppable Wasp, back to the show this week! We talk with him about Princeless being in development for a movie at Sony, working at Blockbuster, movie recommendations, spotlighting real-life scientists, the best of the five deadly venoms, dealing with trolls, Transmorphers and a lot more! Plus, we answer what might not be an uncommon listener question!

The Rundown:

Comics Reviewed:

  • Mister Miracle #1
  • Clue #3
  • WWE Summerslam Special 2017

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Episode 364 – The Shiny Bits f/ Kelly Thompson

Friend of the show Kelly Thompson drops by this week to talk about her new Ghostbusters: Answer the Call comic series, but before we get to that, we’ve got to gush about the Thor: Ragnarok trailer. On top of that, we discuss getting down character voices, Hawkeye, pitching, writing test scripts, being married to ideas, and a whole lot more! Plus we rank a few second-tier Batman characters for Panel President!

The Rundown:

  • Follow Kelly on Twitter!
  • In case you just came back to life after being dead for a while, here’s that Thor trailer.
  • Chris’ checks and recs: Trip to Minneapolis, NXT live
  • Matt’s check and rec: Seeing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • Music used: Kevin MacLeod, “Ghost Hunter 160”

Comics Reviewed:

  • New Gods Special #1
  • Mech Cadet Yu #1

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Episode 363 – Cereal Showdown

It’s been a little while since we used our interview segment to answer your listener questions, so we’re doing it this week! Myriad topics are covered–a lot of food is discussed–and we even manage to get some comics in there.

The Rundown:

Comics Reviewed:

  • Transformers: Lost Light #8
  • Action Comics #984
  • TMNT/Usagi Yojimbo

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Every Story Ever Special: July 2017

Ready for some story rankings? We are, and we even go a little over two hours to make up for last month’s shortened episode (we’ll go over a little again next month).

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