Episode 324 – Just Weird Dogs f/ Andy Hirsch

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America’s number one draw-draw boy Andy Hirsch saddles up to talk with us this week about his new graphic novel, Varmints! Of course, before we get to that, we absolutely must talk with him about his work on one of our many fascinations, Garfield. Then we chat about doing musical sequences in comics, Westerns in other genres, the serious newspaper comics, drawing horses and so much more! Plus, we take an intriguing listener question!

The Rundown:

  • Follow Andy on Twitter!
  • Read up on Garfield: His 9 Lives.
  • Chris’ check and rec: X-Men ’92 wrapping up, Apples
  • Matt’s check and rec: Vacation, Balls Deep
  • Music used: ModernPeasant, “16 Horses”

Comics Reviewed:

  • Josie and the Pussycats #1
  • Teen Titans Rebirth #1
  • Transformers: More then Meets the Eye #57

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Every Story Ever Special: September 2016

We’re back for fall to rank lists of comic book stories sent in by our listeners!

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Episode 323 – On the Lookout for Creeps f/ Tom Fowler

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While Matt is on holiday, Chris is joined by emergency back-up co-host Kieran Shiach to talk to Tom Fowler about his work on the latest volume of the Rick and Morty comic, as well as creepy con convention sketches and playing the long game with commissions. Plus, Kieran and Chris take a listener question!

The Rundown:

Comics Reviewed:

  • Batman #7
  • Nightwing #5
  • Green Lanterns #2
  • Trinity #1

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Episode 322 – Ticketmaster Cannot Eat It f/ Kyle Starks

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Our good friend Kyle “Hollywood Eisner nominated Sexcastle the Rick and Morty franchise” Starks is back this week to talk about his work on his new book Kill Them All, Rick & Morty and more, but most importantly, we spend quite a while discussing the wonders of Jungle Jim’s, a massive and wondrous grocery store in Hamilton, Ohio. We also talk about action movie adaptations, Metallica, Oni’s licensed comics and the list goes on. Plus, Chris and Matt answer a listener question!

The Rundown:

Comics Reviewed:

  • All-Star Batman #2
  • Suicide Squad #2
  • Doom Patrol #1

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Episode 321 – Losers, Outcasts and Freaks f/ Nathan Fairbairn

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Colorist and writer Nathan Fairbairn drops by this week to talk about his new Image Comics series Lake of Fire, working with Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely, learning how to color comics, how lettering helps with writing, characters who don’t know anything, the color of success, and so much more! Then, Chris and Matt add a new set of characters to the Panel President list!

The Rundown:

Comics Reviewed:

  • Supergirl #1
  • Jughead #9
  • Cyborg: Rebirth #1

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Episode 320 – King of Trios 2016 Special

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Recorded live in Easton, Pennsylvania, it’s the War Rocket Ajax King of Trios 2016 spectacular! After three days of pro wrestling, Chris sits down with an all-star roster of a dozen guests to talk about the event, including emergency backup cohosts Elle Collins and Kieran Shiach, Hard Times co-host Megan Nielsen, Animal Crackers co-host Helena Hart, and more! Find out why one of our favorite moments of the weekend came from an extremely unlikely degenerate, and maybe, just maybe, #WinADateWithGavinJasper!

WARNING: This one is literally 100% wrestling content. BE ADVISED!

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Every Story Ever Special: August 2016

We’re back once again to rank listener-submitted lists of comic book stories!

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Episode 319 – Not Enough Money to Live f/ Kelly Thompson

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Our pal Kelly Thompson is back to talk about her work on Jem, the upcoming Star Wars Annual #2 and Mega Princess! Plus, we talk about the freelancer’s sleep cycle, crossovers, fictional countries, lightning-fast deadlines and so much more! Then Matt and Chris take a few listener questions!

The Rundown:

Comics Reviewed:

  • Detective #939
  • Blue Beetle Rebirth #1
  • Sixpack/Dogwelder #1

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Episode 318 – Rackin’ Up Enemies f/ Fred Van Lente

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War Rocket Ajax favorite Fred Van Lente returns to this show this week to (nominally) talk about his new Valiant Comics series Generation Zero! We also chat about a chance encounter with actor Dirk Benedict at a comic convention, writing villains, combining genres, the worst time travel tropes, the connection between Incredible Hercules and Archer and Armstrong, and so much more! Plus, some Robins get added to the Panel President list!

The Rundown:

Comics Reviewed:

  • Batman #5
  • Supergirl Rebirth #1
  • Backstagers #1

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Episode 317 – Panther v. Doom: Badminton Battle

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A move is completed, a birthday is here, a book nears completion, and Matt and Chris are taking your listener questions for this week’s show!

The Rundown:

Comics Reviewed:

  • All-Star Batman #1
  • Superwoman #1
  • New Super-Man #1

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