Category Archives: Episodes

Episode 313 – Weird Baby Man f/ Matthew Summo

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This week, we’re happy to welcome Matthew Summo, co-writer of Double Take Universe’s Dedication, to the show! We talk with him about the inspiration of Night of the Living Dead, working in a supermarket, Paul Heyman and Jim Cornette’s agelessness, prison riot survival chances, making comics intended to be read on phones, self-publishing, lettering and so much more! Plus, we take some of your listener questions!

The Rundown:

Comics Reviewed:

  • New Super-Man #1
  • Detective Comics #936
  • Rick and Morty: Lil’ Poopy Superstar #1

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Episode 312 – That Spicy Little Trail f/ Jackie Lewis

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Longtime pal and first-time guest Jackie Lewis, artist of Oni Press’ Merry Men, sits down with us this week to talk a whole lot about Robin Hood, spiciness, the worst-designed Pokemon, displaying pinup art at conventions, historical accuracy, heading up “the ratings ladder,” and so much more! Plus, we add five new characters to the Panel President list!

The Rundown:

Comics Reviewed:

  • Flintstones #1
  • Justice League Rebirth #1
  • Superman #2

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Episode 311 – Clown Club f/ Van Jensen

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We’re coming original on this very special milestone episode with the writer of the new Dark Horse Comics series Cryptocracy, Van Jensen! We talk with him about conspiracies, how he researched them for the book, world-building, the weirdest club he was ever a part of, eyepatches, the Flash and so much more! Plus we take some of your listener questions!

The Rundown:

  • Follow Van on Twitter!
  • Read up on some cool conspiracies: Bohemian Grove and Mel’s Hole.
  • Correction: Sans DOES speak in Comic Sans after all (it’s just bold and pixelated).
  • Chris’ check and rec: MMA Update, Dope
  • Matt’s check and rec: Book Update, Undertale
  • Music used: Nano Conspiracy, “ConSpire”

Comics Reviewed:

  • Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #13
  • Spider-Man/Deadpool #6
  • Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #9

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Every Story Ever Special: June 2016

Another month, another two-hour block of ranking comic stories suggested to us by you, our listeners!

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Episode 310 – Poor Man’s Heathcliff f/ Randall Trang

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We’re back from Heroes Con and we’re welcoming one of the pals we saw there, Randall Trang, artist and writer of Roller Girl and the Flying Side Kick! We talk with him about becoming a tae kwon do master, roller derby, pro wrestling, proposing to his fiancee the same day he became a tae kwon do master, Garfield, safe sparring and so much more! Plus, some new additions to the Panel President list!

The Rundown:

Comics Reviewed:

  • Action Comics #958
  • Batman #1
  • Flash #1

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Episode 309 – A Skunk Vaping (Heroes Con 2016 Special)

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It’s that time of year again! We went to Heroes Con in Charlotte, NC, this weekend and this is the episode recorded in front of a small audience of our pals in Chris’ hotel room. There’s live commentary, list-based comedy and listener questions!

(Apologies for any sound issues. It was like 15 people in a hotel room.)

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Episode 308 – Tomorrow’s Camp Today f/ Tom Peyer

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It’s been about 300 episodes since Tom Peyer was last on the show, but he has returned to War Rocket Ajax and hasn’t skipped a beat! We talk with him about his new Captain Kid series with co-writer Mark Waid, the 1960s Batman TV show, why Marvel Apes was so fun, Deathstroke’s tiny hands from his Convergence: The Atom story, the villainy of everyday adult stuff, and much more! Plus, we take an intriguging listener question!

The Rundown:

Comics Reviewed:

  • Action Comics #957
  • Aquaman: Rebirth #1
  • Wonder Woman: Rebirth #1

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Episode 307 – Trap Dazzler (Panel President Special)

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We’ve got lots of Panel President lists to get through, so we’re devoting the entire episode to them once again this week! And we get caught up in a debate so tight that it can only be decided by a roll of the die!

The Rundown:

Comics Reviewed:

  • Green Arrow Rebirth #1
  • Superman Rebirth #1
  • Green Lanterns Rebirth #1

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Every Story Ever Special: May 2016

We’re back with our monthly special, ranking comic stories suggested by listeners!

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Episode 306 – Fancy Standards f/ Ryan North

RomeoAndOrJuliet

Ryan North, author of the new choose-your-own-path book Romeo and/or Juliet and writer of Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Adventure Time and much more, drops by to chat with us this week. We talk about his upcoming run on Jughead with artist Derek Charm, fanciness, the Enforcers, Shakespeare, whether scholars like his books, what he learned from being stuck in a hole, and lots more! Plus, a very lengthy discussion of DC Universe Rebirth.

The Rundown:

  • Follow Ryan on Twitter!
  • Be sure to check out Ryan’s previous choose-your-own-path book, To Be or Not To Be!
  • Educate yourself about The Enforcers.
  • Chris’ check and rec: Mystery boxes (email chris at the-isb.com if you’re interested!), Carly Rae Jepsen’s E-mo-tion
  • Matt’s check and rec: Half-book!, Keanu
  • Music used: Raze, “Juliet”

Comics Reviewed:

  • Justice League #50
  • DC Universe Rebirth #1

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