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Episode 54 – Winter Boned

REVEALED: The true reason Chris Sims traveled to New York last week! DISCUSSED: Crappy winter weather, delicious food, good times! ANSWERED: A whole bunch of listener questions, including quite possibly the most baffling one we’ve ever received! And more in this all-tired episode!

The Rundown

  • We had to throw this one together pretty quickly after Chris got back from NYC on a delayed flight. Hope it’s up to our usual standard, such as it is.
  • Read up on Carolinas-style barbecue, people from elsewhere, so we don’t have to keep talking about it.
  • We did a (relatively) short one for once. Hooray!
  • Much in the spirit of this episode, the iTunes version is going to go up a little late. Sorry, iTuners.
  • Chris’s Rec: Mysteries of the Diogenes Club
  • Matt’s Rec: Winter’s Bone

Comics Talked About:

  • Not a one

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Episode 53 – The Blow Gene Wilder Hour f/James Urbaniak

This week’s episode is a big one as we talk for a good long while with actor James Urbaniak, Dr. Venture himself, about The Venture Bros., his hilarious web videos, his enjoyment of alternative comics (including those by a fellow he played in American Splendor, R. Crumb) and our mutual love of Gene Wilder, among other things. We also debut a new theme song by a guy you may have heard of, Adam Warrock, and explain the reasons we needed a new theme pretty much immediately. Add in some Jeopardy! talk and some mysterious news from Chris and it’s a jam-packed show!

The Rundown

  • Do yourself a favor and follow James Urbaniak on Twitter and Tumblr. We didn’t get a chance to get into it on the show, but he’s had some hilarious political tweets in the past few weeks.
  • Also check out some of James Urbaniak’s super-good online comedy videos: Topic A episode 1, Human Centipede Anonymous and The Cat Whisperer. And while you’re at it, download and listen to the James Urbaniak Christmas Song!
  • One last thing! James does some neat old-time-style radio with the folks at The Thrilling Adventure Hour! Download the podcast or go see ’em!
  • I was mistaken about the availability of the second half of Venture Bros. season 4 on DVD. It won’t be out until March. But you can get the first half!
  • Okay, so here’s what happened with this week’s Pick a Question, Any Question. Skype was being its Skypey self during our interview with Urbaniak, which is to say it was cutting out every once in a while. It happened to cut out right as James was answering the question, so it sounds like he just says “…Well,” which is actually a pretty funny answer itself, but it wasn’t what he really said. His actual answer was, “You know damn well,” which is also funny. Just so we’re clear.
  • The J Ferocious Euge mentions in the new theme song is the guy who sent us the e-mail alerting us to the problem with the old one. If you were wondering about the beat for the new theme, it’s “Hindsight” by the Visionaries. You’ll be able to download it soon at Euge’s site.
  • Chris’s Rec: Ghostface Killah’s “Apollo Kids”
  • Matt’s Rec: Veronica Mars
  • Music used: “Oh! You Pretty Things” by David Bowie

Comics Talked About:

  • Iron Man #500
  • Amazing Spider-Man #652
  • Superman/Batman #79-#80

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Episode 52 – The Guys Who Get the Coffee f/Nick Spencer

Jimmy Olsen, Morning Glories, T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents and Infinite Vacation writer Nick Spencer sits down with us this week to talk about the tough lessons of the Silver Age, giving voice to the people behind the biggest names in Metropolis and, of course, that whole Heavy Ink thing. We also debut our brand new sort-of-kind-of standard Twitter question (a top hat is involved) and discuss what’s pissing Chris off this week.

The Rundown

Comics Talked About:

  • T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #3
  • Uncle Scrooge comics
  • Superman #707
  • Amazing Spider-Man #651
  • Ultimate Captain America #1

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Episode 51 – Got a Switch f/Chris Roberson

We’re recovering from our New Year’s hangovers this week and trying to relearn the basics of podcasting after a long break. Luckily, the always entertaining Chris Roberson, who is taking over for J. Michael Straczynski on Superman and is writing Starborn with Stan Lee, stopped by for the third time, despite officially now being a capital-b Big Deal! We also read out your favorite moments from the show’s first 49 episodes and answer some listener questions!

The Rundown

Comics Talked About:

  • Axe Cop TPB
  • Dungeons and Dragons #2
  • Parker: The Hunter

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Episode 50 – A ChrisSims Carol f/Matt Fraction

It’s our SUPER-SIZED 50th episode Christmas spectacular! Happy holidays, everybody!

The Rundown

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Episode 49 – More Than a Feeling f/ Evan “Funk” Davies

It’s an episode of firsts this week! Chris unveils a brand new segment, our guest, Evan “Funk” Davies, reveals the origin of his nickname and his methods for selecting music for his show on WFMU, and Matt reveals, for the first time ever, his plan to use Gandhi’s ghost to collect huge gambling winnings. Unfortunately, it’s also WRA’s first completely Euge-free show, but don’t hold that against us.

The Rundown

Comics Talked About:

  • Amazing Spider-Man #649
  • The Walking Dead #79
  • Detective Comics #871
  • Chris also talked about Dungeons and Dragons #1, but the audio for that part got corrupted. The short version: He really liked it.

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Episode 48 – Mystery Host

Just who is War Rocket Ajax’s new co-host? Listen to the show and find out! He’s known Chris for a good long while, he’s been on the show before and his name is right up at the top of this post. Those are your clues.

Chris and his new host answer some listener questions, talk about Batman at length and explain why the changeover happened a little earlier than expected. We also call up Euge and talk to him via speakerphone to find out what he’s up to in the early stops of his comic shop tour.

The Rundown

Comics Talked About:

  • Superman #705
  • Amazing Spider-Man #648
  • Batman Incorporated #1
  • Batman: The Return #1

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Episode 47 – Podcast To Restore Sanity f/ Matt Wilson

Chris is recovered from his horrible plague, and Euge and Matt have emerged from the crowd at the DC Rally to Restore Sanity. We talk about all that, and comics and twitter questions. Time for a good ole’ fashioned Bro-down!

The Rundown

Comics Talked About:

  • Batman & Robin #16
  • Wasteland
  • Spiderman #646

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Episode 46 – Reggaeton Rap Stars f/ Tom Fowler and Jen Vaughn

Artists and friends-of-the-show Tom Fowler and Jen Vaughn stop by, as we dig through some listener questions and talk about…well, very weird stuff.

The Rundown

  • Thanks to our guests! To check out more of Tom Fowler’s stuff, check out his blog, or talk to him on twitter. And don’t forget this week, DEADPOOL TEAM-UP #888!!!
  • Read Jen’s webcomic, Mermaid Hostel (now updating mondays). Also check out the Peep Show 2011 calendar discussed in the show.
  • Adam WarRock Comic Book Store Tour – join the facebook group and post your store’s info!
  • Music used: Belle & Sebastian “Sukie in the Graveyard”
  • I’m still out of town, so the show notes are going to be a bit sparse. Deal with it Cate Blanchett.

Comics Talked About:

  • Euge: Avengers Acamdemy
  • Sims: Mo-Both High by Neil Cameron; The Outfit by Darwyn Cooke
  • Tom: American Flag, Crogan’s Vengeance
  • Jen: Mogworld by Yahtzee, Saga of Crystar

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