Category Archives: Episodes

Episode 301 – Aiming for Cancelled f/ Curt Franklin and Chris Haley

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Chris Sims is taking the week off, so Matt’s answering your listener questions with two of the show’s most popular guests and oldest friends: Chris Haley and Curt Franklin! We revisit the old topics like bags of salt, and take on some new ones, including Captain America and Superman’s dining preferences, tweets on our tombstones and Prince memories.

The Rundown:

Comics Reviewed:

  • Action Comics #51
  • Vision #6
  • Dept. H #1

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Episode 300 – Not Quite Possible, But Almost f/ Scott Snyder

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Episode 300 is here, and to celebrate, we’re welcoming Scott Snyder back to the show for the first time in like, six years!

In that time, a good many things have happened, including Scott writing a whole heck of a lot of issues of Batman. So we talk with him about Batman (of course), including the new All-Star Batman series he’s working on with a murderer’s row of arists. Plus, we get into discussing his comics writing classes, too. It’s a big one!

The Rundown:

  • Follow Scott on Twitter!
  • Chris’ check and rec: Live NXT show, Total Divas
  • Matt’s check and rec: Book update, Merged
  • Music used: Creepue, “Batman”

Comics Reviewed:

  • Moon Knight #1
  • Goldie Vance #1
  • Wonder Woman: Earth One

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Episode 299 – Teen Girl Metamorpho (Panel President Special)

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We’re knocking out some Panel President lists by ranking some characters this week!

The Rundown:

Comics Reviewed:

  • Black Panther #1
  • Batgirl #50
  • Poe Dameron #1

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Episode 298 – The Golden Age of Robbery f/ Robert Wilson IV and Chris Sebela

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Robert Wilson IV and Christopher Sebela, the artist and writer of Oni Press’ new series Heartthrob, join us for this week’s show! We talk about researching heart transplants, portraying unreality, Art Bell, the allure of the 1970s, Pinterest, nicknames, romance stories and much more! Plus, Chris and Matt answer a few of your listener questions!

The Rundown:

Comics Reviewed:

  • Jughead #5
  • Batman #50
  • Claus #4

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Every Story Ever Special: March 2016

Just under the wire, Matt and Chris are back ranking stories for two full hours! Including two Jim Starlin/Jim Aparo Batman stories and a story managing to crack the top 10!

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Episode 297 – Horseplay and Roughhousing f/ Elle Collins and Megan Nielsen

Ohhhh! Oh-oooohh! It’s Wrestlemania! Just like that! Just like that! Pump it up! Pump it up!

That’s right, folks! We’re back with our annual Wrestlemania special and to talk about this year’s Wrestlemania Dallas Cowboys Star, we’ve got Megan Nielsen and Elle Collins of the Hard Times Podcast to offer up lots of insights. We’ve got predictions for every match, lots of unflattering discussion of Flo Rida, a related booking idea for Randy Orton’s surprise return, high hopes for Titus O’Neil to come back, opinions about Ric Flair’s likely involvement in the Divas title match, thoughts on how the world title match could actually work and much, much more!

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Episode 296 – The Bizarre Boxing f/ Gerry Conway

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We’re delighted to welcome none other than Gerry Conway, co-creator of The Punisher, Firestorm, Jason Todd and many others; writer of Spider-Man, Justice League, numerous TV episodes, Fantastic Four, the list goes on. Currently, he’s working on Carnage for Marvel and the Legends of Tomorrow anthology at DC, so we take the opportunity to talk to him about Firestorm, seeing characters he co-created on TV, trying to get into writing superhero TV shows, a never-made X-Men movie script he co-wrote with Roy Thomas, writing Amazing Spider-Man at the tender age of 19, and so much more! Plus, we add some characters to the Panel President list!

The Rundown:

  • Follow Gerry on Twitter!
  • This issue preview of Alter Ego has an excerpt of a conversation between Gerry and Roy Thomas about their never-made X-Men script!
  • You can watch Gerry’s Batman: The Animated Series episode, “Appointment in Crime Alley,” on Amazon Prime, and one of his four episodes of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys on Netflix.
  • Chris’ check and rec: Cord cutting, Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows
  • Matt’s check and rec: Jury duty, Firewatch
  • Music used: oRdo, “Legend”

Comics Reviewed:

  • Astro City #33
  • Jonesy #2
  • Steven Universe and the Crystal Gems #1

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Episode 295 – The Leslie Nielsen Moment f/ Steve Lieber

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Steve Lieber, artist of Superior Foes of Spider-Man and the new Image Comics series The Fix (among many other great comics), is on the show this week to talk about doing physical comedy in comics, vices, creating scoundrels, the coolest panel tricks, the comic that turned him into a creator, collaborating with writers and much more. Plus, we take two listener questions, one of which Matt initially misreads.

The Rundown:

Comics Reviewed:

  • Action Comics #50
  • Gotham Academy #16
  • Black Widow #1

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Episode 294 – Tough Choices (Panel President Special)

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Matt and Chris are blasting through some more listener-submitted lists to rank the best comic characters!

The Rundown:

  • Please excuse any audible coughs in the episode. I tried my best to cut them out, but some may have slipped through.
  • Chris’ check and rec: Scharpling and Wurster live, Being sick
  • Matt’s check and rec: Beard talk, Vince Staples’ “Summertime ’06”

Comics Reviewed:

  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #1
  • Batgirl #49

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Episode 293 – Tantalizing Baby Mystery f/ Daniel Kibblesmith and Eliot Rahal

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The co-writers of the new Heavy Metal miniseries The Doorman, Eliot Rahal and Daniel Kibblesmith, drop by this week to chat about sci-fi influences, Heavy Metal (the movie), telling stories through action, background jokes, New Jack Swing, doing comedy in comics art and much more! Plus, we take a couple listener questions that ask us to do one of our favorite things: rank stuff!

The Rundown:

Comics Reviewed:

  • Coming of the Supermen #1
  • Grayson #17
  • Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #5

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