Chris and Matt are taking your questions this week, addressing issues including the best but least-loved video game console, the impact of the Comics Code, superhero poker games, The Spirit’s place in the comics pantheon, and much more!
This week, we’re welcoming the writer of the acclaimed wrestling comic Headlocked, Michael Kingston! We talk about the wrestling business vs. the comics business, working with wrestlers who have artistic talents, developing a story about how genuinely difficult it is to be a wrestler, our favorite types of match, and so much more! Plus, Matt’s back, so he and Chris add some quotes to the Word Heavyweight Champions list!
This week, guest host Elle Collins of Into It joins Chris as writer Kelly Thompson returns to the show to talk about wrapping up the first arc of Jem and the Holograms, writing Captain Marvel and the Carol Corps and so much more, in a stealth episode that’s really just about how much we all love Jem. Plus, karma strikes in a special MMA update and the Marvel Movies are ranked, ESE-style!
This week, Matt’s on Vacation and Chris is in Pennsylvania for Chikara’s annual King of Trios tournament – so if you’re one of our listeners who’s not so into the episodes about wrestling, maybe you want to skip this one. For the rest of you, we’ve got an extra-sized two-hour episode talking about the entire event with special guests Kieran Shiach, Helena Hart, David Burszan, Gavin Jasper and Aidan Sullivan, with a rundown of every match, plenty of tangents, and a discussion of why Missile Assault Man blowing up a bus full of children in Zimbabwe is not the least family-friendly thing in Chikara continuity this weekend.
Plus, it’s the exciting debut of our hottest new segment, Win A Date With Gavin!
Our guest this week is the writer of the new Boom Studios series Toil and Trouble and the Transformers: Windblade series, Mairghread Scott! We talk with her about the pressures of writing a series that adds to Macbeth, Transformers (of course), working on the G.I. Joe: Renegades animated series, curses, and much more! Plus, we answer a listener question or two (one of which we aren’t sure if we’ve answered before.
The editors of the comedy magazine The Devastator return for a super-sized interview segment all about this year’s WWE SummerSlam! We run down the card and make predictions, getting particularly sidetracked about Arrow’s Stephen Amell appearing in a match.
Friend of the show and writer of the new Boom series Welcome Back, Christopher Sebela, is our guest this week! We talk with him about high-concept comics with last-page reveals, how hate is a lot like love, his list of people who have made “Welcome Back, Kotter” jokes, the title of the series, his collection of weird conspiracy flyers and much more! Plus, we answer a few listener questions!