Eps 101-225

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Episode #225 Hobos On Trains: Your Best Source Of Exposition
Thursday, January 21, 2016 8:09 PM
Again, we have a slight backlog of microphone experimental episodes to get through, so the echo is a bit much, sorry bout that. Like usual we yap for nothing about 10 minutes worth-noting the Civil War trailer, debate friend levels, and watch THREE HEADED SHARK ATTACK.  We skim over Jessica Jones quickly, and i lament […]
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Episode #224 Go Suck Somewhere Else
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 7:54 PM
So we tried to get a new mic going, and it did the opposite of sounding better. It picked up every little echo everywhere. Sorry bout that, we’re swapping back. Anyway. It’s DC Week again, and it’s quite large. We start with SUPERMAN 44 and the new Royal Flush Gang, and while it’s nice to […]
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Episode #223-There’s Gonna Be Kitten Spillage
Wednesday, December 23, 2015 7:45 PM
We start off this ep being dumb. That’s nothing new of course. we talk about getting to Emerald City Con in 2016, and complain about nerd news sites. We Watch DEAD RISING the movie. it’s terrible.  Eventually we get to the August Marvels, starting with SPIDER-WOMAN 10; Jess’ last adventure before the world resets. Again. […]
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Episode #222- I Dunno, You Ensorcelled My Chickens
Thursday, December 17, 2015 8:17 PM
We’re trying different mics and setups to try to eliminate audio issues and it’s not quite right for a while. Stick with us. It’s a rambling beginning, and certainly not one you’ll be entertained by. TechJedi does a small bit on his FLASH watching.  I have to explain the Uncanny Valley to Rev. Eventually we […]
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Episode #221- I Swear On All That Is Holy-and That’s Scotch, Comics, and The Muppets…
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 7:34 PM
We finally get the right time to get episodes out-and it’s from 2 months ago. We talk quite a bit about 2015’s NYCC.  Eventually, after some time talking prepping for cons and signatures, we get into August’s DC Comics, starting with SINESTRO 14-the GL corp is gone, and..why? Dunno, we don’t read that anymore. BATMAN […]
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Episode #220 It’s Good To See Old School Starlin-Era Space Ridiculousness
Thursday, November 19, 2015 8:58 PM
We start off unhappy. Never ask TJ the story about the vomit doll. We take a quick walk around the pay for signatures controversy from a few weeks back. Eventually we get into July Marvels-starting with the ASM 19.1-Gerry Conway back in action baby. Ringmaster. That’s all I need. A-Force 2 give us portals and […]
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Episode #219- Never. From. A. Walrus.
Thursday, November 5, 2015 8:26 PM
We start off parodying wrestling, mixing comics in. Mention Black Panther and Shadow of The Bat; We unfortunately watch Sharknado2 while we’re at it. Play the UM DRINKING GAME. This ep is almost 2 full hours, so strap in and hang tight. We wonder for a little while about the business considerations of cancelling books. […]
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Episode #218 Bunny-Bat-Bot Is Bugging Me
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 8:23 PM
This week we run through DCs! Which means it’s all a disaster. maybe. We don’t know. After introducing MARVIN THE PODCAST CHIPMUNK MASCOT,  we jump straight into the 42 series DCs as I consider them, with BATMAN 42; there’s bat locomotives-there’s Triad Magnetos; city gov has misgivings about Jim-Bats just the same as Jim-bats does. […]
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Episode #217 For 20 Years Boba Fett’s Badassery Was HEAD CANON
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 7:58 PM
We talk for a little bit about the horrifying disaster that was Force Friday.  Jumping straight in the Marvels for June, starting with the miracle (not so much) that is THORS 1-murder mystery, capes, police procedural, and more. RUNAWAYS 1 brings us back to the old battle royale, teen angst cliquey goodness that is a […]
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Episode #216-Small, Yappy-Type Robots Are OK
Thursday, September 24, 2015 9:00 PM
We watch 13 Assassins as we run through this week’s insanity. We note DC’s backpedaling on DCYou; talk for a little while on the aggravation that is constantly restarting books. Eventually we get to the June Indie, kicking off with REBELS 3; it’s a bit of a Seth origin story and alot of Mercy worrying. […]
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Episode 215-A Moral, Decent Duck
Thursday, September 17, 2015 9:50 PM
Please listen to our Emerald City interview with Geek Girl Con‘s Maddy Vonhoff! It’s a great conversation about a great show, and if you’re in the area, you should like, totally go and stuff. Rev finally got to see Ant-Man for a bit, TechJedi notes some important things about it. We then decide we want […]
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Episode 214- Jim Gordon, Privateer
Thursday, September 10, 2015 8:11 PM
We watch “This Girl Is Bad-Ass”, and meander around the idea of talking DC books for a while. Starting with SINESTRO 12, featuring a Warworld about to blow, weird chins, and pointless conversations-including the requisite internal monologue. BATGIRL 41 presents us and Barbara a clean shaven mohawked Jim Gordon, digital worship services, and of all […]
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Episode 213-“Taking The Millennium Falcon For Space-Shakes”
Thursday, August 27, 2015 8:23 PM
We unfortunately start this episode watching Transformers: Age of Extinction. Riiiiight. Rather quickly Tech runs through his summation of ANT-MAN. We eventually get to books with the MAY INDIES! Beginning with SABRINA 3,  the excellent but late horror book. Madame Satan plots and Lucifer himself arrives! THE FADEOUT 6 features writers block, Dashiel Hammet, and […]
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Episode 212-The Indignant Cusp
Thursday, August 20, 2015 8:04 PM
It’s a DC Episode! We have to pad the episode some more, like usual. The Convergence books finish up this month, starting with CONVERGENCE SHAZAM 2; Lemme tell ya, Doc Shaner is a damn fine artist and probably the perfect artist for Shazam-bringing us the joy of giant robots, beautiful Gaslight Villains, and more. CONVERGENCE […]
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Episode 211-Scourge Would Want Her Rolodex
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 7:49 PM
We start with being driven nuts by LEPRECHAUN, then mention ANT-MAN real quick. We talk the travails of Dr Strange, and his potential troubles in the future flick-and then re-debate BvS. We finally get to Marvels and the flying space mirror of the BLACK VORTEX in CAPTAIN MARVEL 14.  Moving on rapidly to BLACK WIDOW […]
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Episode #210 -That’s Comic Book 101
Thursday, August 6, 2015 8:13 PM
We touch lightly on the announcements, comic wise, at SDCC; Rev vows to consume no Star Wars news till release day. Recall drinking days seeing Special Edition in 1997; TechJedi expresses his reticence at BatmanvSuperman; Rev corrects him. Eventually we get to April’s Indie books, starting with RED ONE 2;filled with action and porn parties […]
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Episode #209 They’ll Have A Plaid Superman, Just You Watch
Thursday, July 23, 2015 8:08 PM
This is all about gettin it over with, ’cause it’s DC Convergence issues. Let’s not drag this shit out. So we start with SINESTRO ANNUAL 1-which is essentially origins for the Yellow Corp backup singers. We gloss over CONVERGENCE BATRGIRL, since that’s about what it should get. CONVERGENCE SHAZAM was so much better though, with […]
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Episode #208 Lucas Got Me Ridin’ Dirty
Thursday, July 16, 2015 7:47 PM
This is Part 2 of issues left over from March’s Marvels.  If you remember, the battery puked on pt 1. Rev and I talk wedding marches, mainly Imperial. We watch GRIMM AVENGERS and then launch to The Issues- We start with STAR WARS 3, continuing the madness at lightsabres through AT-AT legs. SILVER SURFER 10 […]
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Episode #207 The Marv/Darth Vader Conundrum
Thursday, July 9, 2015 8:50 PM
This is actually Part 1 of March’s Marvels. We begin toasting Christopher Lee. Then we ramble on too long about The Rev’s wife; and discuss a little bit about what TechJedi feels is now a “curated” collection-including a recollection on Heroes Return. Finally before books we talk about TechJedi’s CGC attempts. Eventually books get done, […]
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Episode #206-Phasers on Literacy
Thursday, June 25, 2015 9:10 PM
We start with some entertainment stuff, which frankly was depressing. We mourn B.B. King. We jump into Indie Week with SAGA 26, where Marko plays vigilante at the Quik Stop. The Janitor brings in revolutionaries to the Rocket-Tree. HELLBOY 1952 4 feature a morgue run by half cyborg chimps, which pleases us. Nazis INVISIBLE REPUBLIC […]
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Episode #205 …And Then Alfred Has To Google Laser-Wings
Thursday, June 11, 2015 8:34 PM
We talk TechJedi’s experience at FCBD 2015; which, essentially, was not crazy hot but the kids love it all the time. So Boom. I break with a lot of people’s assessment of Avengers: Age of Ultron. We bandy some points here and there but skip the in depth stuff. Eventually we get to DC WEEK […]
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Episode #204 Also, Don’t Do Crack. The Lessons Of the BPRD Are Not Amazing
Thursday, June 4, 2015 8:04 PM
We mention finding Art Adams stuff, detail THE GREAT COMICS RE-ORG OF 2015. We wonder if Joker would really get tatted up or would get bored and shoot the artist after a while. We meander around speculating lightly on Suicide Squad. On to the February Indies! We start with SAGA 25, giving us nothing new […]
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Episode #203 They’re Trying To Do A Coming of Age Ambush Bug
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 8:26 PM
We ruminate a little bit on Jean Grey’s complete lack of empathy, concern for privacy , or ethics in the outing of her friend Bobby Drake. Eventually we get into some Marvels for the week and start with SPIDER WOMAN4. Jess hangs out with some Fabio’ed out Namor and that’s entertaining; SHE HULK 12 ends […]
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Episode #202 Oh Yeah, Vampire Monkeys From Space-That’s Deep
Thursday, May 14, 2015 8:53 PM
Before we start DC Week we ramble for a little while, noting the Great Comics Re-Org of 2015; lamenting how few DC we feel are quality. We toast Herb Trimpe. Our Shitty Movie Of The Week is VIKINGDOM. Finally we get to books with DETECTIVE 39, Bats facing off Bullock while the city burns, and […]
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Episode #201-A Mixture of Don’t Care and Don’t Like
Thursday, May 7, 2015 8:11 PM
Tonight we bring you the January Indies, starting with Garth Ennis’ WAR STORIES 4, focusing on the tankers of the Yom Kippur War of 1973. He comes across with typical Ennis setup-intriguing, but a lot of exposition. ODY-C 2 is next, a strange little book that explains the loss of the Y chromo in pre […]
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Episode 200! All Your Chewbaccas Are Belong To Us
Thursday, April 30, 2015 8:32 PM
We spend a very long time talking about Cho and Rodriguez. Then Drinking. Then thinking up a motto. Eventually we jump to Marvels and just can’t deal with BUCKY BARNES 3 and 4. Overwrought, over complicated, confusing, and dumb. We like CAPTAIN MARVEL 11 is a Christmas issue so I love that. SHIELD 2 makes […]
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Episode #199-…New 52’s Literary Crimes Aside…
Thursday, April 23, 2015 9:35 PM
We talk some bad Bat villains for a little bit; mention Supergirl’s debut photo. We finally get to some Marvels with THOR 3 with Malekith backstory, good dialog, Jotuns trying to eat Thor, and more. TV SHIELD 1, which was fun Waid stuff. CAP AND THE MIGHTY AVENGERS 3, The inverted Avengers and the good […]
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Episode #198.5-He’s A Muppet That Drinks, Mother-Emerald City Wrap up
Thursday, April 9, 2015 9:46 PM
Well! That was an irritating delay, but it was worth the wait! We bring you three full hours of con related anecdotes and interviews-featuring:(remember to click the links and visit!) Ben Khan, featuring his book SHAMAN. Wynter, from GEEK GIRL CON, telling us all about the awesome show they run; Josh, featuring his MINIBLITZ GAME; […]
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Episode #198-Emerald City Comic Con 2015 Prep Ep!
Saturday, March 14, 2015 3:48 PM
Hey Kids! This is the annual episode where we tell you what we’re lookin’ forward to and what we wanna do at EMERALD CITY COMIC CON! This year we share a couple tables with GAME_ON_GIRL and Rhymes with Geek! We’re there all three days, recording shows, meeting people, getting signatures, taking photos-all the crazy things […]
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Episode #197-There’s A Little Too Much Orwell, And Not Enough Roddenberry
Thursday, March 5, 2015 7:43 PM
We talk for a little bit about nothing significant at all, and then launch into the December Indies. We start with RAGNAROK 3 and zombie Thor amuses me. THE HUMANS 2 is even worse. MANIFEST DESTINY 11 has giant mosquitos being extracted from people’s backs. WYTCHES 3 is flashback city; EXTINCTION PARADE WAR 5 has […]
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Episode #196-“He’s not a Galactic Force For No-Goodness”
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 8:26 PM
We babble for a while about actresses and men’s magazines. Eventually we get to DCs with WONDER WOMAN 37-council meetings and monsters; BATMAN 37-where Alfred suddenly has multiple advanced degrees in chemistry and biochemistry; SECRET SIX 1 that was just…um. yeah. BATGIRL 37, a seemingly hamfisted commentary on internet fame; DETECTIVE 37, with Hatter and […]
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Stan’s Soapbox 1968!
Friday, February 20, 2015 8:03 PM
The second in a series of aloud readings of the awesome Stan’s Soapboxes published is Marvel Comics from the Sixties to the Eighties, including historic footnotes and creator commentaries! Read from the compilation “Stans Soapbox: The Collection”  Available from THE HERO INITIATIVE, http://www.heroinitiative.org/ – for every comment on themeangeek.com or The Comics Podcast Network under […]
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Episode #195 Johnny Wopper an Deuteronomy the Flying Robot
Thursday, February 12, 2015 8:55 PM
We babble for a while about beer expenses and net anonymity. We talk through jim zub’s hashtag fourcomics, dredging up memories.For quite a while. Finally we get to books with the Marvels released in November. We gt into ALL NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA 1-returning Zemo to us, and taking Batroc away. BUCKY BARNES 2which i just […]
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Episode #194-Nobody Lies To The Grendel
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 7:50 PM
Badly aging action stars. Eww. TechJedi mourns his one Christmas present; talk about some Emerald City preparations with some obscure books. Mention Ant-Man trailer. Honestly, it was not much of much. Talk some DC TV stuff, mention Agent Carter. Lambaste Dr Who for a little while. Eventually we get to the Indies. We start with […]
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Episode #193-If Someone Comes Out A Dimensional Portal, It’s Best To Assume They’re Evil
Friday, January 23, 2015 9:25 PM
We get in on some DC cancellations, which surprise some and do not shock others. Ramble and complain for a little while about events and the silliness of constant world killing events. TechJedi admits his biggest error of the year, in watching ERASERHEAD. Eventually we get to books, being DC Week; We start with the […]
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Episode #192-Flerkens Be Freaky Yo
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 8:00 PM
We babble about media and movies for a while and old shows. Talk about HER, the scarjo voiced AI flick. We whine about Moby Dick for a while.Eventually we get to the Marvel’s for the month which include: THOR 1 opening with a bang in the Norwegian Sea and bringing us Frost Giants. BUCKY BARNES […]
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Episode #191-“And By Dumb Book, I Just Mean Book”
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 1:32 PM
We complain about post Crisis-Pre52 backtracking. I hate it. We move on to stuff we DO dig though with October’s Indies. GRENDEL SHADOW 2 is just such a great book. MEND OF WRATH 1 is unsentimental and is close to disturbing as well. STARLIGHT 6 ends just as expected, satisfying and a nice departure from […]
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Episode #190 Mall Cops Should Not Talk Back To Batman
Thursday, December 18, 2014 8:41 PM
We open presents and yap a bit, about the types of nerd tees available over the years. We yap about some local comics shops; one great, one, um, not. No Sir. Rev issues a challenge! We randomly yap for 26 minutes before getting into the DCs. We start with BATGIRL 35-which is not meant for […]
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Thursday, December 11, 2014 8:15 PM
We wish the Rev a happy birthday, and I’m excited about an episode. We try to watch AntiSocial; we fail. It’s Indie week so we start off with WITCH OF HARJU 3-ending the series. We hit SHADOW MIDNIGHT IN MOSCOW 4; interrogations and intimidations. UNITED STATES OF MURDER INC 5 which is probably our last; […]
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Episode #188 “I Would So Buy An Album of Alison Blair Norwegian Death Metal”
Monday, December 1, 2014 9:37 PM
We watch WITCHIN’ AND BITCHIN’, which turned out hilarious.We bitch a little bit ourselves. Which is boring. TJ is dreadfully disappointed about the cancellation of She Hulk. We quickly note thh onslaught of Marvel flicks in the next couple years. We talk movie slates and whether DC should even be hyping till something else is […]
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Episode #187-“My Hatred Of 90s Comics Is Due Mostly To Lack Of Blimps”
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 7:36 PM
“My Hatred Of 90s Comics Is Due Mostly To Lack Of Blimps” We’re very disappointed at the loss of She-Hulk, while watching STAGE FRIGHT; we note the lack of DC 3d’s in our pile; We eventually get to to the second half of August Indies. We get in on som SAGA 22,filled with family drama […]
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Episode #186 “DAMN YOU SOLO-ZARRRRRR!!!”
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 7:41 PM
We give you part one of Augusts’ MASSIVE indie pile! Mention that we haven’t really been watching comics TV. Tech did watch Flash, and dug it. We start talking Rogue’s Gallery as a result.Finally get to some Indies with teh exciting and well done THE FUSE 5 and 6; STARLIGHT 5, giving us the kids […]
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Episode #185-“Every Writer Now Has To Figure Out How To Deal With The Fact He Was FRANKENCASTLE”
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 8:24 PM
We are watching Return of The Incredible Hulk FEATURING THOR; It’s DC week and that means disaster. It also means that this is the last DC you”ll hear from us for a while because I didn’t buy 3D covers because I’m done with gimmicks. We wax nostalgic about remembering when the 80’s Marvel movies came […]
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Episode #184-“You’re Tired Of Killing? Take A Nap, You’re A Super Spy”
Thursday, October 9, 2014 8:11 PM
We are talking MARVELS this week-but before that, I wanted to get a taste of what The REV thought of MULTIVERSITY #1. He doesn’t disappoint. We debate wether we should even watch Gotham to begin with. We watch a Bollywood action flick that never ends. We touch on COMICSGATE, which really made me laugh. We […]
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Episode #183: “Watchoo Know About Pimpin’, Boy?”
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 8:01 PM
We are talking INDIES this week, but before that we talk Rev’s adventures in random comic book finding. Pulling out references from BALDER THE BRAVE to Byrne FF to Shang Chi showcasing a little early Marc Silvestri. We also yap a bit about organizing books, and how TJ will do the Great Comic Book Re-org […]
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Episode #182-“This Is Comics Kids, You Think It’s All Rick Remender, But It’s Really More Ron Frenz”
Thursday, September 25, 2014 8:36 PM
We watch TALES OF THE GOLD MONKEY, talk Manarra for a bit, long before the comicsgate abortion; get curious about the reviews for SIN CITY: DAME TO KILL FOR; which I later found were in fact somewhat accurate. TechJedi notes his re-reading of all of SIN CITY. We finally get to the MARVEL’S for August. […]
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Episode #181- “There’s No Way Alfred Pennyworth Is SmurfBaby9″
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 7:55 PM
We talk DC this week, and frankly, it’s a grind.We lament some cons and not going to cons. Walk through some dollar box finds. We finally get to DCs with GI ZOMBIE 1. We move RAPIDLY on TO SINESTRO 4, bringing us the legitimately unpleasant Inquisitors and thei unclear mission. SUPERMAN 33 gives us classic […]
Episode #180-“It Works Out Because He Punches Things In The Face Till They Get Better”
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 8:24 PM
We remember Robin Williams with our oldest memories of the actor; take 20 minutes going through odd finds in dollar boxes. finally get to Marvels with Iron Man 27 and 28-Mandarins, Mole Men and more! Uncanny Special 1 Death’s Head bags the wrong Summers. All New X-Men 28 gives us Discount Future Xavier Junior hijacking […]
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Episode #179 “Goodbye, Apone”
Wednesday, September 03, 2014 9:00 PM
Sep 4 2014 We yap about Raquel Welch for a while. After talking dumb, useless things regarding Egyptian accents and Brendan Fraser, we go into INDIE WEEK! We vist THE GOON, ONE FOR THE ROAD, purely on the strength of Jack Davis, although all they do is wander around. CONAN THE AVENGER 3 shows us devil pigs killing people, and a typical Conan scene based on skipping out on hookers. LOBSTER JOHNSON: GET THE LOBSTER 4-Mechanical arms; cyborg midgets; and Peter Lorre. STAR WARS: REBEL HEIST 3 is a great little book spotlighting Chewie and the living hard drive of dna data. STAR WARS 18 shows us an escalating Battle of Arrochar. UBER 4 Hitler is alive and there’s a cavern they throw the battleship failures in. In CALIBAN 3 Karien attacks while the crew tries to make the ships talk. Creepy and atmospheric and Ennis Weird. STAR TREK: CITY ON THE EDGE OF FOREVER BY ELLISON is a HUGE departure from what we know and very weird and entertaining. UNITED STATES OF MURDER 2-lots of convoluted and complicated plot changes and developments almost make this unreadable. TREES 2 has mystery flowers, and a strategic tree located in Somalia. DOC SAVAGE 6 continues to disappoint us. MORIARTY 4 gives us coup attempts and horrifying medical experiments. BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA 1 is just damn weird, but amusing. SKULLKICKERS 28 humors us with a rescue gone awry and DAY OF DUPERY! MANIFEST DESTINY 7 the true point of the company’s quest is questioned. SAGA 20 gives us killer janitors, brothels, and dance teachers. REVIVAL 21 has the world’s creepiest undead in cremation. THAT’S BECAUSE YOU’RE A ROBOT is this years dumbest. book. Period. OUTCAST is all about posession, with the requisite Kirkman complexities. We end everything with NAILBITER 2, whih gratefully gives us a bully’s come uppance Come check us out on Facebook, twitter @themeanergeek, leave us voicemail at 283 533 4910 and mail us at themeanergeek@gmail.com, and occasionally see what we have to say textually at www.themeangeek.com

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Episode #178 “For This To Not Suck Would Literally Require Magic”
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 9:00 PM
Aug 28 2014 We watch House of the Dead 2, and boy howdy. Mention Batgirl’s new costume; complain about the number of volumes to any given Marvel book. We finally et to BATMAN ETERNAL 4-8;likely the only readable Bat-book at this point. Sinestro 2, showing us Thaal getting his Corps back.Secret Origins 2, with a decent Arthur Curry story. Batman 31which i don’t even care about. Detective 31, which has a new drug on the street-almost giving us an actual CRIME for a crime fighter to fight. Astro City 12, detailing the life story of a clothes horse. American Vampire 3, where Skinner seems to have gone to hell;Unwritten 5, with Pauly just wanting to be a happy bunny; The Wake 8, confusing and weird as ever.
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Episode #177 “Very Few Things Are As Epic As WHAM!SKULL!”
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 9:00 PM
Aug 20 2014 We mention the Toronto statue that DC was being jerks about; We hit Indies this week, and that Means UNITED STATES OF MURDER 1; with such a thin premise. Complain about just how many things Bendis seems to be incapable fo finishing. Finally move on to something else with the Hive Minds of Star Slammers 3. Explore the world of Afterlife With Archie 5, featuring the butler’s backstory; Dr. Spektor 1, which bored me terribly. Doc Savage 5, seeing Doc’s org in the future; Doc Savage Annual, featuring the Sea Spider Society; Atomic Robo: Knights of the Golden Circle 1; featuring the fall out of the last storyline in the old west; Hellboy in Hell 6, showing us the cartographers of hell. Veil 3 Mysterious rituals and corporate evil; Uber 12 and 13 in which Stephanie walks around telling about false memories; Maria has been hanging out in a farm, feeding the old farmer couple with candy-vomit. Caliban 2 has tensions rising as crewman tart cacking it. Sovereign 3, which im not talking about. Tales of Honor, in which we find Honor set up to fail. Revival 20, showing us daydreams and shmoos in NYC. We love Velvet 5 while she’s on vacation in 1956, Saga 19 has baby robot born, somehow, by a damned alligator. Starlight 3 gets the characters back on the planet desperate for JUSTICE. Nailbiter 1 shows us an entire town of creepy assed serial killers; Trees give us some really odd, late fifties speculative scifi that i find bizarre and engaging. Skullkickers 27 has the team infiltrating Dwyer to rescue rolf, nearly executed. Star Wars Star Wars Rebel Heist 1 and 2-GREAT serie showing covert ops and the perspective of newbie Rebels, really calling out the best bits of the Star Wars characters. The star Wars is finally over. Finally we cover 4 issues of THE FUSE, which is a much more detailed OUTLAND, but really good.

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Episode #176 “I Have to Complete My Bill Mantlo Battlestar Galactica Run”
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 9:00 PM
Aug 13 2014 We’re curious about the Finches taking over WW; After that we hit Captain Marvel 2 and 3; Cat named Chewie is all we have to say-except that with the cat, we’re reminded of PG and her cat from the palmiotti stuff; Amazing Spider-Man 1 and 2-as complete a story ender AND beginning as you can get. Nightcrawler 2 gives us standard you can’t go home again kinda stuff; Hulk 3, with Avengers just getting slapped around for the most part. Thor 22 with the Thoriors three failing miserable while fighting Galactus. Silver Surfer 2 in which Dawn engineers an escape based on mistranslations. Origin 2 5, Logan recriminates, like usual. Iron Man 25 showing us an actual iron suit cause elves are wussies for metal. She Hulk 4-Jen gets some advice and gets in an adventure with DD. Winter Soldier: The Bitter March 4-the penultimate issue-Drain jut makin everyone super sad. Black Widow 6, which should be titled, Nat Just Needs Company.Cyclops 1, enough of that. Captain America 20, Cap breaks free of a terribly obvious lsd dream; Gungnir Mecha. All New X-men 27 with the fututre Apocalypse XMen attacking. Uncanny 21-Dazzletique comes to pick up the fighters at the school while blob is in withdrawal.Amazing X-Men 7, a fun little romp.

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Episode #175 “It’s Already Gross, So Thanks For That, Ennis.”
Tuesday, August 05, 2014 9:00 PM
Aug 6 2014 I complain about Cliff and Star Wars. We jump STRAIGHT into Indie Week which is always a great big show. We start with Dark Horse and Veil 2; that being a kinda oddish book with some strange rapiness that made us uncomfortable. I hate Rats. I hate ‘em, Jock. We hit some 30’s goodness in Lobster Johnson-Get The Lobster 3, noting that devil dwarves are hard to deal with. Star Wars 16 with local yokels and Leia eats crap for being a woman. Conan the Avenger 1 appears in our list, with a depressed Conan and demon babies. Not the home run we were hoping for. The Star Wars 7 has Vince McMahon playing Vader. Sovereign 2 disappoints on nearly all levels. Revival 19 has people defecating in public, fundamentalist Revivers, and women tied up in tubs. Skullkickers 26 delights us. End of story. Starlight 2 is enjoyable to us, where Duke is guilted into going back to Tantalus. Manifest Destiny 6, giving us lots of plantzombie versions of just about every animal. Uber 11 Sieglinde unleashed! Caliban 1 presents us with aliens_dark horizon_ pastiches; Curse 4 the hell is finally over; Moriarty 3 with delightful convolutedness. We top off with Star Slammers 2.
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Episode #174 “When the Blob Steals Your Mutant Fluids, I Sympathize With You.”
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 9:00 PM
July 23 2014 We start with a toast to poor Eli Wallach. Note DC’s changes to creative pay and talk about that for a little; note how much ROM i’ve been reading and the verbosity of Bill Mantlo; TechJedi has a nerd ethics breakdown. Which leads to debating whether a show is better for it’s earnestness than it’s explosions. We eventually get to some Marvels for you. We start with Uncanny 20, where everyone just wants to be Scott Summers; Winter Soldier: The Bitter March 3-with face melting and possible infinity formulas. We digress to chipped beef on toast for a bit. Superior SpiderMan 31-climax of climaxes. Captain America 19 showing us a rather poorly-going battle with Gungir, Helicarrier from Hell. Thor 21, with hits so hard it’s difficult to comprehend. Amazing X-Men 6, party time party time, Kurt being everyone’s favorite. She Hulk 3, where Jen takes on the case of Doom’s Son and the magic of pogo planes. Black Widow 5, twists and turns of the spy nature. All New X-Men 25, an entire issue of Hank Mccoy recriminating. Try out Iron Man 24, Tony taking a walking tour of Svartalfheim. we end with Hulk 1, featuring medical ethics and conspiracy theories
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Episode #173 “No One Wants To Be Mistaken for Peter David”
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 9:00 PM
July 16 2014 We start with a capsule review of NYCC SE, show of shows. After a solid 20 minutes of that, we start with Batman Eternal 1-3. The Roman and more are here to make som really good Bats stories. Secret Origians 1, ok stories that no one really comes across amazing. Detective 30, Drug dealers and Crusaders as Bruce joins the rebuilding of the east side. Sinestro 1, a very promising book. Batman 30 which STILL. ISN’T. OVER. American Vampire 2 showing us a new, disgusting vampire. Unwritten 4 rounds us out, Tommy can’t stop arguing with Wilson.
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Episode #172 “Jim Gordon is not a Buffy fan-He likes Lee Marvin and Scotch Whiskey”
Wednesday, July 09, 2014 9:00 PM
July 10 2014 There’s a little video game recrimination at The Mean Geek. We have a lot of padding here cause it’s DC Week, Starting with the now-cancelled Superman Unchained 6. Dark Knight 29, with the you have no evidence cliche from The Evil Guy That’s Evil guy. We diverge into 80s Secret Origins topics. Hit Detective 29 where he was all fakin and stuff. Diverge some more into Tick comparisons to The Tick. We then detour into the debate of money making versus quality. We finally get to the drawn out, over convoluted Batman 29. As that’s enough DCU, we go and integrate the Vertigo books from here out. We start with THE ROYALS: MASTERS OF WAR. The Wake 6. Brother Lono. Unwritten: Apocalypse 2-The group gets Tommy back and talks their way out of murder by Rennaiscance Rakes. Astro City 9, cameoing Confessor and an inspirational character that bolsters Winged Victory’s resolve.
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Episode #171 “This Book Has Taken A Turn For The Chaykin”
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 9:00 PM
June 26 2014 We’re super late so we go through a quick recap of our FCBD stuff. A lot of pointless rambling, followed by these books: Sovereign 1, a fantasy with zombie monster fish, burial details, and classes of corpse..maintainers? Bad Ass 3, which TJ was unending happy to be past; SkullKickers 25, with the amusing concept of Dwarven Snow Swimmers (rilly). Satellite Sam treats us to a ruined tv episode run by drunks. Astro City 10, A MeanGeek Favorite giving us the stunning conclusion to Winged Victory’s story! Veil 1, Rucka’s new limited joint with mysterious naked women; Sandman Overture 2, with the council of Morphei; Captain Midnight 9, detailing the final showdown with Fury Shark, big violence, and death. The Wake 7 where we’re suddenly in the future with semi truck dirigibles and a strange signal that may save the world. Revival 18 has Possessed dogs, puking blood, grieving widows, and the Shmoo Demon. Starlight 1, a nice piece, uncharacteristically calm and heartfelt for Millar. Tales of Honor 1, a long and text driven adaptation of the Honor Harrington series. StarSlammers Remastered 1, giving us a new look at classic Simonson comic. Afterlife with Archie, 4, in which Arch finally gets to his now zombie parents and his faithful mutt. Uber Special 1 gets us some nice back story to the Battleships. Uber 10 then, gives us the formula for Scotch-fueled superhumans; Sieglinde gets dropped into London by VENGEANCE ROCKET. Lobster Johnson: Get the Lobster 2 with police mad at vigilantes and Nazi dirigibles giving rides to Devil Midget Wrestlers. Unwritten Apocalypse 3 has London filling up with fictional armies and we’re taking bets on who wins out. Curse 3 is reaching a nadir rather than a peak. Serenity 3 gives us 5 pages of dreamscape and renegades and out of character mechanics. Doc Savage 4 is about oil rigs and old pals you’ve pissed off. Star Wars 15 has a long winded argument for royal weddings and Luke screws things up cause he’s jealous. THE STAR WARS 6 has a tense battle but little more. Ending with American Vampire Second Cycle 1 revisits Pearl as she runs a refuge for vamp kids.
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Episode #170 “Are Those Like, Evil Wizardy-Oompa Loompas?”
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 9:00 PM
June 12 2014 We failed completely trying to watch 70s Marvel flicks, with Captain America and Dr Strange. We talk a few random treasures found out in the wild, IE, Goodwill stores; Finally get through the pile of trades that came from ECCC. Talk Balder the Brave and Loaded Bible. We note the difficulty in consuming other media because of the volume of comics. Discuss storage methods.We finally get to books with Origin 2 #4; where the theme is the failure to buy sausages; Hulk #20, hangin out in the Beehive. See All New X-Men #24 and the Shi’Ars’ being dumb about the guilt of time traveling adolescents; She Hulk #2, with interview and Drunk Patsy Walker. Ms Marvel 2, in which Kamala start manifesting powers. Winter Soldier-The Bitter March #2, SHIELD and Nazis on a train. Awesome. Amazing X-Men #5, the final fight. Silver Surfer #1, with that Great Slott Science we’ve come to know and love; Thor #20 which seemed a little ham-handed to us with the whole evil-corporation-is-evil routine. Uncanny 1 or 19, I dunno. shopwing just how creepy Mystique can get. Captain Marvel # 1, SO much stronger than the last volume. Hawkeye #s 17-18 old grizzled crime writers and bad tv specials. Superior Spidey 29-30 Pete’s back. ‘Nuff said. Black Widow 4 where she admits to being a spy, but not a hit-woman. Iron Man3 22-23 with more Mandarins than you can shake a circuit board at, and we end books with Captain America 18, with LSD as a weapon murdering Dr Mindbubble. About an hour 10 into the show my mic does some weird stuff and im sorry about that. i have NO idea what happened.
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Episode #169 ”I’m Sorry, You Give Me A Lightsabre, Something’s Gonna Go Badly”
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 9:00 PM
May 28 2014 It’s Indie week, and that means huge. We start with Satellite Sam, show of shows and mysteries of mysteries; The Rev piles through WalMart for Batroc figures; argue the precedence of Cap Villains. Slog through teen time cops in Rocket Girl 1; Hit all the Rev’s sweet spots with Manifest Destiny and the terrors from beyond the Western Territories. Adj paraphrases Lovecraft. We hit Lazarus 6, showing us training and fallout from the ranch being lost. Curse 2 has seen us see enough with this book; Doc Savage 3, barely scraping the ethics of immortality; BadAss remains unberated by the Rev, although TJ hates it; that’s all we got till Extinction Parade 5, where the battle finally joins, and we get extensive with the variety of vampire in this book; look through our last issues of God is Dead, Zeus looking for artificial gods. Moriarty Lives 3 give us a hero who doesn’t like his sidekick; Captain Midnight gives us the fate of his sidekick Chuck-whom has gone off with Fury Shark; We’re not sure, frankly, why we even read Serenity: Leaves on the Wind; still 100 percent confused about THE STAR WARS which amuses us with Swamp Solo and floppy disk id cards; finally hit Star Wars with Vader’s Black Ops which was pretty damn cool. Lastly, we hit LOBSTER JOHNSON and demonically possessed professional wrestlers. that’s all we have to say.
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Episode #168 “Javier Pulido Is Discount Mike Allred Junior”
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 9:00 PM
May 14 2014 TechJedi recants the disaster that was technology at Emerald City Con, and then talked about the show in general. TJ recants the tale of his first CGC disaster. We finally launch into Marvel Week for you. We start with the Anti-Agents of SHIELD, Winter Soldier, The Bitter March 1. We follow the events of Amazing XMEN, and take a divergence into issue 205 of Uncanny vol 1. Superior Spiderman 28 and 28, with hologram Ock, All Knowing Osborn, and MONSTER. We talk Thor and Roxxon and Roz. We got to Ms. Marvel, where I initially have one concept of the book but but find another. We hit on Iron Man 21, in Trot with Tony and Arno, flirting with Red Peril. Review Hulk with Jessup and the emotional vampirism he carries; We finally get to read SHe Hulk #1, with broken tables and lost jobs and new lives. Encapsulate Iron Man Annual; Look at how pissy the Shi Ar um, are, in All New XMEN 23 with their legal gun-jumping. There’s Uncanny, There’s Cap 16 point Go Fuck Yourself, Origin 2 again, Hawkeye, 2 issues of Punisher, Black Widow, and so much more. Dedicated to the Memory of Jamie D.
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Episode #167 “If You Eat Interchangeable Prisoners, You Have Alien 3″
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 9:00 PM
May 1 2014 We watch several episodes of JONNY SOKKO AND HIS FLYING ROBOT, which is all the kaiju you ever need. Go through some memories and how bootlegs work at small shows.We waste a lot of time cause it’s DC week. We look at HARLEY QUINN 2+3; covering the bizarre adventures in landlordship, psychoactive plant based love potions, and various hitmen. We compare French-Canadians with Batroc the Leaper. Talk about the tragedy that is Batman_Superman 7 and 8; that of course devolves into a Dr. T.O. Morrow Science Moment. We move to Dark Knight 26-27, where we have confirmation that Penguin is behind everything. Move to the giant Detective 27 issue, including a neal adams drug trip, a joker origin, and a retired Bats. 28 has the setup for Gothtopia, which seems to have fizzled completely. The boredom makes us switch to Walking Dead tv for a while. We Generally like Batman: Black and White, which has proven a decent series but ended just in time, really. In Batman 27 and 28 we see that Gordon uses the grift to keep himself striaght, which is kinda pushing it. Gothtopia comes back for a second, wearying me. Nearly done with Green Lanter 27, with the reconstruction of HQ on Mogo, which seems smart, although ST. Walker loses his-gasp-hope. We finally read Joker’s daughter without the gimmick, and it was surpisingly good, but thoroughly creepy. Lois Lane 1 has Lucy taking drugs for precisely NO reason and turning all bloodlines on us.
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Episode #166 “There’s A Lot of Convoluted Bizarreness That’s Fairly Awesome”
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 9:00 PM
April 16 2014 We watch some zombie flick didn’t give us zombies; ramble a bit on owning busts and such. We jump into the Indies, with Manifest Destiny, a neat little book based on screwing with your US ecology and history; Lazarus 5, showing us a montage of Forevers’ training. Velvet 3 wows us like usual, in which a drug dealers boat is stolen, Unwritten: Apocalypse 1 a drug trip straight from the library. Astro City 8 showing us the closing of Winged Victory’s school. Pretty Deadly, just as confusing and convoluted as ever. Saga 18 with the burning house and an unusual bit of mercy from Prince Robot. Revival 17 astounds us with a stash of about one million teeth and crazy girl getting crazier. Star Wars 13, a great issue with Vader creating a black ops squad. Afterlife with Archie entrances us with teh history of the Lodge house and family. Uber 9 shows us it’s an 81 to 1 ration to disable a Battleship. God is Dead 5 finishes the creation of the artificial god, Odin gets taken out. Furious 1 with an actress that loses her temper, badly. Badass 1 disappoints terribly as someone has watched too many hitman movies. Curse 1 takes an aging sporto into the werewolf mythos. Capt Midnight 7 has the President hiring people for Black Sky; Doc Savage 2 introduces Doc’s cousin Patricia, badass in her own right. Buck Rogers 4 closes out the story too quickly and neatly.
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Episode #165.5 “Emerald City Interviews 2014″
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 9:00 PM
April 16 2014 The two surviving Interviews we got from Emerald City Comiccon graciously provided by the members of The Incompetent Comic Cabal Cast. Due to huge technical problems, all we have for you is a talk with Travis from the Washington 501st Cosplay group, and the great great guys from Thunderfrog Studios. Give it a listen and please, buy some books in aid of charity.
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Episode #165 “I KNOW I’m Evil-Just Watch This Next S**T”
Monday, April 07, 2014 9:00 PM
April 8 2014 We watch BANGKOK K.O., miss Harold Ramis, mention Rev’s review of YI SOON SHIN: WARRIOR AND DEFENDER; debate Oz The Great and Powerful; talk some Skyrim and Red Dead Redemption. Rev shotguns the first half of s4 of Walking Dead; finally get to some books with Marvel week, including-Amazing X-Men 3, with more soul pirates and Hank losing memory. Night of the Living Deadpool 1 and 2, chimichanga coma, that is all. Invaders 1, with Torch hiding out in the Midwest; Origin 2 2, with the horribleness of Mr. Sinister; Superior Spidey 25 and 26, with Carly monster, Osborn, Avengers, everyone is coming together for the last of this storyline. All New X-Men 21, visiting the history of Reverend Stryker; Black Widow 1 and 2, with the movie crossover of Nat trying to wipe the “red” in her ledger; Thor 17 and 18, where the confrontation comes down to the subways of Manhattan, Malekith becomes king, and young Thor drinks with dragons. All new X-Men 1 or 22 or whatever Iceman loves RUN DMC-that’s all I need. Uncanny X-Men 16, with a pro cyke rally and MGH on the streets of madripoor Indestructible Hulk 18, with unexpected terrigen consequences; Iron Man 20, facing the menace of RED PERIL The Muckraker. Hawkeye 16, where Kate hangs out with DISCOUNT BRIAN WILSON JR. Cap 15, with the joyous introduction of Dr. MINDBUBBLE.
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Soapbox Episode 1 “1967”
Monday, March 17, 2014 9:00 PM
March 18 2014 Hello everyone; welcome to a new mini-feature of The Mean Geek-Comics Podcasting on the Edge of Civility-all the Stan’s Soapboxes, from 1967 to 1980 read aloud for you! If you’ve listened to the show at all you know that we love comics history. It doesn’t get more historical than Stan’s soapbox, text pieces in just about every comics marvel did from 67 to 80. they’ve finally been collected in the really nice volume, Stan’s Soapbox: the collection. This book was put out by the Hero Initiative, a non profit, federally recognized organization designed to help out comic creators in time of need, since the industry usually fucks them early and retirement is often no playground. You should check out their mission at www.heroinitiative.org For those of you that have never read older marvels, Stan would hold court on many many types of issues, often bout comics but frequently about real world issues. to give actual historical context to the soapboxes, the book condenses new stories for every year of the soapbox, which I will handily read out to you as well. Each new cast will be a year’s worth of Stan’s soapbox, so standby for 14 episodes. Having said that, here we go!
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Episode #164 “Show Me Where on the FrankenFurter Doll They Touched You”
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 9:00 PM
March 13 2014 We watch ZOMBIE NIGHT, with Darryl Hannah and stinky zombie attractant feet; mention Chuck, mention Power and Gory by Chaykin; TechJedi rewatches all of Robotech while Rev watches Parks and Rec;comiserate about missing dvds; and Carl Macek; had to give up on an Alan Moore book; spend a lot of time thinking about how original creators would feel about how characters have been handled lately; eventually we get to the Marvels with Cap 14 and it’s runaway jingoism; Hulk Annual 1, living island-that’s all you need. Origin II #1, where Logan gets all jack london; Superior Spider Man 23 and 24, where the long fall begins Superior Venom appears, Ock argues with MJ May and Jay; Carlie downs some Goblin Juice; Thor 16-Revelations, Malekith, executions, and more! All New XMen 20, with Jean still unwilling to stay out of people’s brains; Indestructible Hulk 17 where terrigen bombs need to be stopped and BANNER IS THE ONE TO DO IT. Inhumanity one shot gets covered, where we get yet another long and complex Inhumans origin; Iron Man 19, The Starks take over Mandarin City in hopes to make it a new metropolis of tech; UNcanny XMen 5 with Illyana being counseled Hilarity ensues when she goes shopping with the Cuckoos. we finish up with Amazing XMen 2 with half the team in each plane of existence fighting soul pirates.

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Wednesday, March 05, 2014 8:00 PM
March 6 2014 We just ramble ramble ramble while watching Dororro or some shit. The Rev comes to several conclusions about AGENTS OF SHIELD; talk about the ethics of Skyman in Captain Midnight; talk about BLACK SCIENCE and the exotic frog girl dancers. Saviors 1, with high guys and conspiracy lizards; Deceivers, with cowboy cia agents; Pretty Deadly 3, with Sissy releasing Ginny into the world; Revival 16, with dead livestock and radiation cover stories and an arson is foiled. Sage 17 with the confrontation with Prince Robo; Extinction parade 4with it’s veiled proselytizing; Doc Savage 1 with a renewal of purpose and action from pulp-land; Satellite Sam 5, where everyone gets blown; Star Wars 12, where they finally create rogue squadron. Velvet 2, the newest AWESOME SPY BOOK YOU SHOULD READ. God is dead 4, trying to create an artificial god and epically failing; Astro City 7, with a framed Winged Victory; THE Star Wars 4, with it’s seven kinds of plot movements; Hellboy in Hell 5 with a bargain and a betrayal. Moriarty lives 1, following up on Reichenbach; Uber 8, where Stalins’ methodology comes through in making battleships and enhanciles.
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Episode #162 “B is for Boozy-That’s Good Enough For Me”
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 8:00 PM
February 20 2014 We watch COCKNEY ZOMBIES and it’s kinda fun; talk abit about the repercussions of Dark Horse being left out of Star Wars; which runs into a long convo of star wars memories; and some general nerd news. We change our DC reviewing to bi-monthly. We then jump into the 4th issue of Supes Unchained-Mysterious Dying Guy no. 2437 shows up and gifts Lois a crystal; we discuss Lois’ potential Lantern Ring abilities; Go to Superman_Wonder Woman 2, with leaking villains;we miss a bit of science in these books these days with ionized air not being the same as plasma. We hit Batman 25 ala Metallica, where it shouldn’t be question that Pamela Isley is evil; Bruce is too much for us here. We talk about Batman Black and White for a bit with some neat stories; We move forward to Dark Knight 25; Clayface needs VALIDATION! and later on some Man Bat stuff; We hit Batman_Superman and really, I’m done with it. Legends of the Dark Knight Super Spectacular 100 page extravaganza jubilee. Harley Quinn shows up and i was implicitly promised laughter which i didn’t get. Justice League 3000 1 leaves me a little cold. We finish up with 2 issues of Green Lantern-which is cooling down for us now.
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Episode #161 “Oy That’s Beautiful, What is That, Valorum”?
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 8:00 PM
February 13 2014 It’s Indie week and they’re gaining ground on Marvels in sheer volume. We kick off with Brother Lono 6, Star Wars 11, with Birrah Seah hightailing it; Han and Chewie seal a deal, and a surprise reveal! Astro City 6, Secret dels with inter-dimensional aliens; Baltimore The Infernal train 3, capping off a short, nice story; THE Star Wars 3,with hidden fortresses and lost droids and craziness; Legends of Red Sonja 1, which was just kinda standard; Manifest Destiny, which we found to be promising. Sledge Hammer 44, 1 which has a lot of stuff we’re missing but seems to have been neat somewhere along the line. Revival 15, Dana gets some back story in revealing her misspent youth. Saga 15, Prince TV arrives as mom and salinger get close; Pretty Deadly 2, which is someone pretty much just tripping in a western movie back-lot; Buck Rogers 3, Spies and rival gangs and GOOD OL USA! Sex Criminals 3, with ol boy’s history. Uber 7, where we change theatres and see what the Japanese have to say superhuman wise; Afterlife with Archie 2, where shit GETS REAL; God is Dead 3, where the south Americans wipe out the Egyptians but then are taken down a peg themselves.
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Episode #160 “It’s Val Kilmer; There’s a Taint Now”
Tuesday, February 04, 2014 8:00 PM
February 5 2014 We watch Deathstalker and man, was it BAD. we mention a few 80s fantasies; mention geeky Christmas presents; we talk some Hawkeye with #13; where Kate just kinda fails upwards; Avengers21 and 22, where Hickman fails miserably at astronomical character names. New Avengers 11, Where things FINALLY get explained; Thor 14 with Elven Queens and dwarves and giants and fantasy galore; Hulk 14, where double plus good takes on a whole new meaning; Superior Spider-Man 19 and 20, with just way too much plot to talk about; Cap 12 with just the longest nastiest jingoist SCREED; Iron Man 16 and 17 with daring escapes and long lost brothers; All New X-Men 17-where the X-Men, the X-Men, and oh yeah, the X-MEN all show up to argue time ethics. Uncanny X-Men 13, with KRAKOA, which is all you need, really. X-Men Battle of the Atom 2, with people leaving teams, shield branded sentinels and more. We conclude with All New X-Men Special 1 where the original class gets in adventures around Manhattan.
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Episode #159 “..Womprats Are the Biggest Problem In the Tri-State Area”
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 8:00 PM
January 29 2014 We watch Deathrace 3000; announce some SUPERMACHOJEDIKNIGHT.COM items; wonder about Batman Eternal; we start indie week with Extinction Agenda 3; Rev Gets Self congratulatory about Afterlife with Archie1 ; largely like Shadow Now 1; feel it has some nice concepts; Rocketeer and Spirit 2 makes us happy; Brother Lono 5 with dreams ans suspicions; Star Wars 10 , with daring escapes and dying pilots, running smugglers, and more! We spend a lot of time on Star Wars tonight, and “THE” Star Wars 2; Letter 44, with some questionable scientific team-choosing; We finally get to Sandman Overture 1, which i felt was talky and plodding. Baltimore- The Infernal Train 2; giant fights with police, vampires, crusaders, steam engines and more. SHOOT First 1; a lot of exposition and a lame concept of spiritual warfare. Buck Rogers 2, where they recruit spies to infiltrate the Han while Buck tries to convince the Americans of their true position. Pretty Deadly 1 with deaths daughter; Saga 15 having journalist run around like the lollipop league; Lazarus 4, with a frame up and explosions; Velvet 1 with SPIES SPIES SPIES! Uber 6 covering the Japanese panzermech program; Astro City 5 with the blasphemy boys; Kurt seems on acid for this issue? Sex Criminals 2, with the guys puerile back story. 3, number 1where the point is Spartans are horrible people; Satellite Aam 4, where nothing happens. God is Dead 2 with PANTHEON TEAM UP; and so much more.

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Friday, January 17, 2014 8:00 PM

January 16 2014 We didn’t like TERMINAL INVASION, the Bruce Campbell airport sci-fi horror flick; watch “STALLED” the zombie movie about bathrooms; talk about the GREAT 2013 TRUE BLOOD CATCHUP marathon. Did you know there was an early 80s Robin Hood on hbo? I buy way too many star wars figures. We finally get to Books with Batman 24, with the bat symbol of red hoods, hilarious; Dark Knight 24, with the ever loving Clayface, and we talk about the merits of trick umbrellas; Beware the Batman 1 a good all ages book; JL 24 our last issue with them; Green Lantern 24 with Hal feeling off in his dialog; Superman_Wonder Woman 1, with a lot of character moment s that never really gelled; with a lot of flashbacks and Doomsday for some reason; Detective 24, the final battle with WRAITH; Batman_Superman 4, the final battle about/for/against the giant magic stone; LOTDK 13, one fast and fun and one slow and silly.

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Episode #157 “Dr. Strange is the Marvel Burt Reynolds”

Friday, January 17, 2014 8:00 PM

January 9 2014 I watched Krull; we watch Grabbers together; Talk about THE DOG STARS, a neat little post-apocalyptic thing; talk a lot about old books and start wars novelizations and chaykin art and wow. We get shocked at the strange availability of spirit issues. Once we get to books, we start catching up with Avengers 10, where not nearly enough people get blown up; Avengers 19 and 20 where the big plan is to give up even though Earth kicks everyone’s ass, Trial of the Punisher 1 where Frank turns himself in why precisely? It’s a mystery. Cap 11 with interrogations and a lot of exposition and Nukes starts destroying an anonymous eastern European town. Uncanny Avengers 12 where AHAB, a character I’d never hoped to see again shows up;, Superior Spider-Man, F4 12, Thor 13, Malekith is free! Hulk 13, Where blades can cut time itself; Iron Man 15, a PEPPER suit extravaganza. X-Men: Battle of the Atom 1, with the world’s most oblivious new mutant; All New X-Men, with Jean Grey: Conspiracy Theorist. Uncanny Xmen, where they skip over all basic time ethics and time repercussions.

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Episode #156 “Been There, Done That, Didn’t Get Natalie Portman”

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 8:00 PM

December 18 2013 I go off on the horribleness of Sharknado. I bitch about Olivia Munn, The Walking Dead video game, and No More Room In Hell. Reminisce about Charlton comics and watch a documentary of people going to find Frankenstein’s monster in the arctic. After that boredom we talk about The Wake 3 and 4; with the mers attacking, en masse, and some exposition about Dutchmen that dress like Thulsa Doom. Star Wars 9, where Leia discovers the secret of the alderaanian tree; look at Baltimore: The Infernal Train, with Budapest under twin plagues of Vampires and disease; Takio finally showed up, and we loved it. We’ll tell you no more. Saga 14, with their standard 4 plot threads all weaving toward each other with aplomb and style; Rat Queens, a fun book with swearing, girls, blood and assassins. Revival 14, where the shmoos seem to want to inhabit Jordan’s body. Zero seemed pretty solid initially, but on second perusing turns…bleh, standard, needing novelty. Sidekick 2, a fumbled seduction centers this book where Flyboy is enlisted by Cowl’s girlfriend. Uber 5, Britain finally joins in the fray with Ubers of their own when Sieglinde and the PanzerMenchen tear up Paris. We experiment with God Is Dead, one of Hickman’s own; Yahweh is conspicuously absent from this issue. Sex Criminals, a Fraction joint that belies its title; Reality Check 1, desperately in need of novelty and snappy dialog; Brother Lono 4, complex, violent, creepy and spooky all at once. Astro City 4 with MIND OVER MATTIE. A great tale of ass kickers choosing to do something else. Satellite Sam 3, with quickies, the preacher’s backstory, and who was with the old man! Captain Midnight 3, Death by polar bear. nuff said. Lazarus 2 and 3-the grand political meanderings and in fighting and hints at intimacy between Forever and the other Lazarus.

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Episode #155 “You Talk To Alison Blair Now. Have A Dazzling Time”

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 8:00 PM

December 12 2013 We talk a tiny tiny bit about Techjedi’s video gaming; (his nephews beat the shit out of him) watch The Mole Men of Belmont Avenue. Finally getting to books we look at the following. We talk the molting members of the Fantastic Four in FF 11, our last issue of that; In All New X-Men 15 Kitty and old Bobby make just about everyone nervous, especially with her complete lack of responsibility in telepathic privacy; so they go to a fair. Uncanny Avengers 11 has the Bopsy Twins trying to manipulate Wanda, while Dark Sentry pounds Thor. We get a triple threat with Uncanny X-Men 9-10-11, with Dazzler doing a poor job of being a SHIELD agent; Eva and Illyana do some training, while Maria Hill and Magneto have a tete a tete. Moving on to Superior Spider-Man 15 and 16, The Tinkerer, Ty Stone, Phil Urich, all competing to kill or exploit Spider-Man, culminating in the reappearance of GOBLINITA! Avengers 17 and 18 With Superia stealing the Perth droid/robot whatever; Cap goes to Mars to get Abyss and Ex Nihilo; The conglomerate Armada fails to beat the builders; New Avengers 9, with way to many plot threads. Iron Man 14, where Tony kinda disappoints me but what could he do? Indestructible Hulk 11 and 12 where time is broken and irritates me. Cap 10, Where Sharon sets up Cap’s escape from Zolaland. Thor 11 and 12 Current Thor finally kills Gor in an amazing way that blows our minds; Thor walks the earth like Kane.

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Episode #154 “Ill Defined Alien Menace: A Comic Book Staple”

Tuesday, December 03, 2013 8:00 PM

December 4 2013 We finally get around to looking at the DC special cover-y thing month thing stuff jobbers. Remember the lack dialog in the hobbit; recant the tale of the nycc disaster that was my knees; we finally get to some books, with Green Lantern 23-escaped lanterns and a lack of skill in the newbs; Superman Unchained 3, where Supes is briefed on Wraith, Lois ruins the infrastructure, and there is the threat of a new kind of drone. Batman-Superman 3, where everyone’s pissy at each other and the NSA is growing a new crystal thingamabob. Batman 23 has the Hoods beating the crap out of Bruce and sets fire to everything, and a poor hallucinatory and or cgi bat instead of a real bat. LOTDK 11 has a Calendar Man story from 5 perspectives; Dark Knight 23 turned out to be a pretty good Clayface story. Detective 23 gives us more wrath, where business can’t be done without sparring, and the lack of knowledge of electricity. Looking at the lenticulars we cover Deadshot, Ivy, Sinestro, Doomsday, Darksied, Ventriloquist, Joker; Hit Batman Black and White 1, with Neal Adams tripping balls and commenting on the legal system.

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Episode #153 “All We Know About Wedge Antilles Was That He Could Not Be Killed”

Monday, November 18, 2013 8:00 PM

November 19 2013 In this episode we note that is argue. Shock there. Especially about movie adaptations, mentioning costumes and power armor and zombies etc. I mention some Agents of Shield’s pilot. Which I’ve already stopped. Spend a lot of time discussing how shield works. Eventually we get to books, starting with Uber 4, with Stephanie revealing the Ubermensches’ secrets and weaknesses. Saga 13 with a small break from crazy action, except for the bone bugs. Revival 13 where everyone is now dating each other; Satellite Sam 2, where everyone pretty much just jockeys for position; Sidekick 1, with the travails of kicking for heroes-which brings us to a small discussion on kicks growing up; BPRD VAMPIRE 5, which had Trevor as a hero we like, but a creepy ghost psycho girl. Captain Midnight 1 and 2 surprise us and TJ has a lot of fun aside from the shadow pastiche; Brother Lono 3, which just has too much to say; Lobster Johnson Scent of Lotus 2, where the tong send monkeys to fuck lobsters’ world UP YO. Chaykin’s Buck Rogers, which wow, really hews close to the novel. Itty Bitty Hellboy 1, which was cute but didn’t make us laugh; Lady Rawhide 1, a lean direct origin with a little action. Star Wars 8, where i question the diversionary ethics of Luke and wedge’s escape. Astro City 3-the call center issue, Trillium 1; which had a great start till time travel came into it.

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Episode #152 “That’s Not Really A Big-Girl Job, Kate”

Tuesday, November 05, 2013 8:00 PM

November 6 2013 In this episode we wonder about more DC decisions, like Maggie and Kate; talk about some trades we read; Jump into books with Hawkeye annual 1; Hawkeye 12, where Bart starts fight with the bro-bros.We find out that the Rev’s lectures are right. We talk F4witht skrulls at the Declaration; question the ethics of turning sentients into non sentients. Talk Cap issue 9, with the inagadadavida drum solo arc; Indestructible Hulk 10; where dd and hulk team up against the AGENCE BYZANTINE; Thor 10 with what I creatively call the THORIORS THREE, scattered, trapped and near dead, Thor has the Alpha Centauri sized balls to start SMACKING A BOMB. X-Men 14 has illusions, a fun romp with lots of crazy psychic stuff. Here comes Iron Man 12 and 13- wherein we realize that Howard is cooler than anyone. The GodKiller is revealed as Tony’s true purpose. Uncanny X-Men 8 has Goldball leaving, being surveiled, a new guy in a ham handed scene with cops and a terrible statement on discrimination. The Cuckoos develop some traits for once; Avengers 15 and 16, with a lot of monsters to fight and superia and aim and origin bombs; nightmask lectures starbrand; the space knights return; talk New Avengers 8, invasions, talking, and randomness. Superirois Spider Man 13 and 14, continuing the battle of the raft and ock’s brutality really coming through;and finally Superior Spider Man Team up with a pretty standard oh-i-thought-you-went-bad no-i-was-fighting-possessed-people routine.

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Episode #151 “Batman Has Gone From Sherlock Holmes to Mike Hammer”

Monday, October 28, 2013 9:00 PM

October 29 2013 Episode #151 In this episode we remember books from Comic-Conn, 7 soldiers of Victory, Sweet-Tooth, Astro City: The Dark Age, and are NOT happy with our movie choices. Rev likes Terminal City and leave it to chance; talk about our toilet reading, and no, that’s not a euphemism. We recap Micronauts and their history, Some Bwahahah Justice League; we finally get into some DCs with GL 22, mysterious ring failures and noobs and all; Justice League 22, with a final full issue book; Superman Unchained, which we can’t decide if it’s silver agey goodness or just out and out goofiness; Batman 66 #1, which is desperate to be silver agey but is neither fun nor funny; Batman/Superman 2, with trickster gods-SUCH A NEW CONCEPT-dopplegangers and more; Dark Knight 22, which is a nice Clayface story; Batman and….22, with more Carrie Kelly, the hipsters hero; Legends of the Dark Knight 10, with some really kooky names we think might have been typos; Detective 22 with the new rich villain in town double crossing everyone; Batman 22, where I really, really dislike a petulant Bruce so over the edge he would snap at Alfred.

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Episode 150!-”Look Kids! Parliament! Big Ben! Wedge Antilles!”

Wednesday, October 09, 2013 7:50 PM

In this episode we recap cat pee, star wars collectible memories, my birthday, while  recording outside on the deck with plenty of beer. 20 minutes worth or more. It’s all about old nerd stories this time round. We talk a bit about Comic-CONN real quick, then jump to books. We finally get to indie books with […]

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Episode #149- “…But Bendis says, F*** It, Let’s Buy an Island”

Thursday, September 26, 2013 7:20 PM

Episode #149 In this episode we attempt to watch BELPHEGOR: LA PHANTOME DE LOURVE; not an awesome mummy flick, where everyone is rather insouciant about spirits coming out of sarcophagi. It was a slow nerd week for us. We go into Superior Spider man 11 and 12; note how slott has written peter into a […]

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Episode #148-Least Scaredy Space Cop

Thursday, September 05, 2013 8:38 PM

In this episode we can’t stand Cannibal something something for our flick; review my new computer; talk marathon game sessions; then jump into the DCs. Batman Team Up with Barbara’s confrontation of Bruce; Dark Knight 21 where Bruce loses it even on ALFRED, of all people; more hallucinations for batsy; Batman-Zero Year-21; who the hell […]

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Episode #147 “Clint Eastwood Rides in Missing a Libido or A Kneecap or Whatever”

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 6:42 PM

Episode #147 This time around we’re initially disappointed by SUPERHERO PARTY CLOWN. Remember some old Johns Avengers that didn’t hit me. TJ reads even more Dr. Strange. Go back to the well on the original Star Wars Expanded Universe books; we finally start comics with Revival 11, with a small shift in storyline; Breath of […]

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Episode #146

Thursday, August 15, 2013 6:14 PM

Episode #146 This time around was a little experiment in boredom. In a desperate attempt to have an episode out we go through previews and the nerd related loot we found out of flea market. Hear about the 198 Batman special and a lot of really weird history and opinion. Next week we’ll have an […]

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Episode #145-”Semi-Faboo”

Thursday, August 08, 2013 7:50 PM

We watch GingerDead Man 3, and Zombie Lake as we recap nerdy events in nerdery with Savage Dragon and Half-Life. We look at Batman 20, with it’s questionable comic book logic; Justice League 20, which is just fizzling and on the block; Amethyst 8, which is rapidly and untidily closed out this issue. Batman Team […]

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Episode #144 -”M-O-U-S-SUCK

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 6:24 PM

Hey Kids! Before the synopsis, remember that in merely 6 EPISODES, we are giving away a full size patented BOX OH SHITE, containing nothing but trade paperbacks. Comment, call, facebook or tweet to be in the running for TEN FREE TRADES. Having said that… Episode #144 hey, we’ve caught up with Ian! We watch A […]


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Episode #143-”These Bagels are Dragon Man Approved”

Monday, July 08, 2013 7:22 PM

We watch ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE and we do a quick rundown of our top 5 zombie flicks; pimp the give aways for episode 150; it’s MARVEL week at the Mean Geek covering: New Avengers, where the universe is still, unendingly, in peril, and Hickman seems to not watch what he’s doing between books; diverge to […]

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Episode #142-”Clayface Is Your Cheese Course”

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 8:06 PM

We ramble about Kung Fu Joe; argue about keeping bad books around; talk Harlan Ellison’s insanity; debate the goodness of characters with beards, focusing on Riker; we launch into the the DC books for the month. Rev explains how 52 Batman is like Invincible; Batman 19 with Clayface, Detective 19; The corruption in the Gotham […]

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Episode #141-”Even Nazis Like Cookies”

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 7:28 PM

We ramble randomly about The Reverend Horton Heat. Talk Bioshock 2. Debate video game prices. We look at the Steve Niles zombie flick in Reno. Announce our latest giveaway in prep of ep 150. Talk Ming’s Daughter; We start books with ROGUES, a very heavy-metal like book that creeped me out; Abe Sapien 1, where […]

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Episode #140-”I Understand You’re Young, You Wanna Look In People’s Brains…”

Thursday, June 13, 2013 7:43 PM

I am thoroughly disappointed by radioactive ants in whatever the hell bad movie we watched this ep. Note Predator rewatch precedence; we barely cover FCBDF activities. We jump into the monstrous Marvel episode starting with All New XMen 8 and 9; Uncanny Xmen 3; Avenging Spider-Man 18; Superior Spidey 5 and 6; Avengers 7 and […]

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Episode #139-”MY Ring Would Never Have Chosen This Douchebag”

Thursday, June 13, 2013 7:41 PM

We start rambling about a weird flick we saw ZONAD, figure that; mention Dark Star; The Spirit and go through the rest of the ep with DEAD SEASON. We finally get to books with CONSTANTINE 1; where the understanding of the character is in doubt. Although we generally like Amethyst, Constantine seemed out of place […]

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Episode #138 “There is No Everest To My Nerdery”

Thursday, June 06, 2013 8:26 PM

We talk DKR animated, talk buying disks, while watching Survival of the Dead; talk a lot about finishing runs and New Mutants; make fun of Gambit; we finally jump into books with Revival, with the jack lalane of Wisconsin and comparisons to JAWS; move on to Saga and sexy talk and Fetus World; We see Hellboy […]

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Episode #137-”Giant Space Clouds Are Fucked Up and Wrong”

Thursday, May 16, 2013 8:49 PM

Episode #137 We watch Griff the Invisible; debate the nomenclature of rapping actors. Blame some stuff on Stan lee; talk Archie meets punisher; we make up some words. We talk the hot mess that was the Green Lantern flick. We finally get into books with Avengers Arena 2-4; Winter Soldier 14 Cap 4, Hawkeye 8, Uncanny […]

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Episode #136-”Vulcans are Better than Guardians on an Emotional Level”

Thursday, May 09, 2013 8:21 PM

We watch Attack of the Killer Tomatoes and mention Tabletop Day; talk DC’s poor judgment again, extensively. Jumping into books we look at JLA1, JL and the Throne of Atlantis, which triggers reminisce of Bloodlines and a mini retrospective of N52 JL; move to an improved issue of Amethyst; talk krona and the guardians in […]

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Episode #134 “Happy Go-Lucky Bucky”; Episode 135-””Your Biggest Success Story Was Vomiting on Someone?”

Friday, May 03, 2013 6:46 PM

We’re watching Zombie Apocalypse: Redemption; and talk Winter Soldier 14, Indestructible Hulk 3, Hawkeye 7,All New X-Men 5+6, Iron Man 5, Superior Spider-Man 1+2, Avenging Spider-Man 16, Savage Wolverine 1; Thor 4; F4, FF, Young Avengers, Uncanny Avengers, Captain America 3, Avengers 3+4. We apologize for the audio. Episode #135 We argue about Rev’s choice […]

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Episode #133-”Totally Disco-Batman!”

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 6:43 PM

In Episode #133 We start watching Karate Robot Zaborgar. Monster robot samurais with pig snouts sucking out life forces. Yeah. We mention starcraft 2 which is haven’t gotten yet. Talk cancellations in books and movies; debate the effectiveness of Imperial Stormtroopers and Ninjas. We’ve boiled our DCs to Batman and 3 others; starting with batman […]

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Episode #132, “I’m a Hero in the Thirties and That Shit Ain’t Funny”

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 7:17 PM

We argue about that 70′s show. We go into some bad DC history talking about THE GREEN TEAM; We get on to some Dark Horse, Image, etc starting with Saga, with Mama-Sun and the mocking Lying Cat; look at Revival 6, where the story breaks and puts pressure on the town; reminisce badly about OTTO; […]

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Episode #131, “I’m Off To Sweet Borneo with Monkey Butlers and Native Girls”

Thursday, April 04, 2013 8:03 PM

We start talking previous Avengers end times type stuff, where they recover Wasp and fight the Centaur guy despot fella thing, where Bendis brings back everything he took away, including, well. Uh. Simon Williams. Anyway, we launch into the next End Times with the vengeance of Bother Voodoo’s lame brother. Then we go over some […]

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Episode #130 “Hulk Came Back and Thumped Him Into Tony Pancakes”

Thursday, March 28, 2013 8:34 PM

We seemed to have skipped a movie this time, and note Monica Rambeau’s new personality in Captain Marvel 7 and 8, which we found Whedonesque; we mildly mourn the Cap AND series, which is now gone, having us wishing for more team books. We resound a shattering WOW on Indestructible Hulk and Banner’s attitude. During […]

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Episodes 128.5-ECCC post, and #129, “That Sarcastic Tone Is My VOICE”

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 6:56 PM

PLEASE forgive the audio issues in the eccc post; the internal mike was on and didn’t work very well. In 129 we start with a deadly version of Dance Dance Revolution; ramble for a bit and then jump into 3 issues of HAWKGUY; move to Winter Soldier 13 where Bucky backfires a plan; walk through […]

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The Emerald City 2013 Tapes part 2

Thursday, March 07, 2013 9:22 PM

This is it, all that remains of our interviews at Emerald City Comic Con! This one features Segment 1 Opening with Onrie Kompan and his Yi Soon Shin badass of history, and a very personal graphic story as well. ENDS AT 10:46 Segment 2 We speak to the inimitable Ron Randall, who schools us on […]

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The Emerald City 2013 Tapes

Wednesday, March 06, 2013 10:18 PM

Here it is! The first day’s interviews at Emerald City Comic Con! Segment 1 01 publishing with  Josh Finney of  Titanium Rain, Utopiates and Mike Colbert with Crazy Mary We talk their upcoming books, Kaiju history, Tommy Lee Jones, coffee, Japanese lyrics, CHOCO PARTY, and so much swearing the local sailors were embarrassed for us. […]

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Episodes 127.5  and 128-”A Teacup, A Chainsaw, and a Smurf”

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 8:25 PM

In 127.5, we go through our Emerald City Comic Con preparations and talk with our Market Research Analyst, Andrew.  In 127.5, we offer up a community service project with promos for certain participating colleagues in podcasting.  Then, finally….. We start with some vampire talk, and debate whether ogres have crafty names. Then we talk about […]

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Episode #127 “I Can’t Just Go Camping, I’m Tony Stark!”

Thursday, February 14, 2013 8:46 PM

We admonish against Roachmill; we berate each other on our views on enthusiasm vs excitement; otherwise brook no delay in jumping into this ep’s Marvels, starting with the insane complexity of Winter Soldier; Talk about multiple Venemma’s as Cap gets attacked by the Martians from Wells. We pull out a Wizards reference; more Cap as they […]

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Episode #126 “I’ve Never Tried to Go To Sweden To Hit People WIth Rubber Swords”

Thursday, February 14, 2013 7:39 PM

What we DON’T want to talk about are Orms; pay twice for Tomb of Dracula; wonder at the terminology of comic runs; talk about the dearth of awesome geek events in non-metropolitan areas; promote an idea for an event kickstarter idea thing. Note delineations between strata of nerd culture. Eventually we get to some […]

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Episode 125 “Ninjas Are Ineffective, Cost Prohibitive, and Not Worth Your While”

Wednesday, February 06, 2013 8:58 PM

We watch “FDR:AMERICAN BADASS” and are frightened. Note JJ Abrams has become the Ulti-Nerd with his acquisition of Star Wars; debate Lipnicki vs Loyd for young Anakin; look at tom cruises’ oeuvre; reminisce at the Han solo Brian Daley books; finally get to some comics with GL 14, where we speculate mindless creatures are just […]

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Episode #124 “Kristen Kruek is Currently Krunking with Kitana”

Wednesday, February 06, 2013 8:06 PM

We can’t pronounce Chun-Li, and don’t want to see Doomsday. Talk about the old tabletop Starship Battles. There’s nothing interesting happening so we jump straight to books, with: The end of Iron Man volume..Pi or whatever it is; with where JARVIS is in love with Pepper; Living Laser seems mildly out of character. Since we’re […]

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Episode #123 “In This Case He Gets Turned Into A Deformed Wildebeast”

Thursday, January 24, 2013 10:30 PM

In Episode #123 we: debate the root word etymology of “banter”; question the licensing of IDW and Dynamite books; wonder about multiple covers for digital; confuddle ourselves at my mothers’ tastes in comics; answer a twitter question on Epic Runs. We finally hop into the Zero Months for DC, which didn’t often feel originy. We […]

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Episode 122-”Did You Not Notice You Were Talking To Lobster Johnson?”

Thursday, January 03, 2013 10:38 PM

We start with what writers we trust to take any chances with; and try to figure out Frank Miller’s current lunacy; spend 10 minutes figuring what artists we would follow; touch quickly on the Lucas Disney thing. We then get into books with the first trade of Fatale; we go on to Massive 4; where […]

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Episode #121 “Nothing Ever Happens to Mutants That Doesn’t Suck Royally”

Thursday, January 03, 2013 10:28 PM

We look at HYPERNATURALS 1-2, which we compare to Justice Machine; love us some Walt Simonson on Avengers; find some good character on New Avengers; AvX 9 shows us some seriously convoluted plots. Thor 18 where he joins the volunteer fire department; watch the machinations of Loki with a random Stark-pad; All I needed from Defenders […]

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Episode #120-”Stop Slapping Me With Mediocrity”

Tuesday, December 04, 2012 6:45 PM

TechJedi relates the nightmare that was CFD: Lucifer’s Halo. AND the nightmare that was Small Killings. We talk Amazing Spider-Man 691-692, in which we compare harpoons to hookers; Avenging Spider-Man 10+11 the latter of which we recommend be purchased IMMEDIATELY; Hawkeye 1, where Clint gets in fights for something that isn’t actually illegal; Iron Man […]

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Episode #119 “Stop Having Pizza with Your Dead Family”

Sunday, November 18, 2012 8:00 PM

November 19 2012 Episode #119 We watch “Deadheads”, which is pretty, you know…dead. Complain about the lack of crucial Superman villains, read some Marvel Graphic Novels from Marvel; mention Silvestri’s evolution and CONTINUITY COMICS; hit up Batman and robin 12, and worry about bat-armor; question the radii of various villain densities and wonder at the wisdom of defeated 4th stringers. We look at what is our last All-Star Western”. I let loose on Detective 12; talk Scarecrow’s origin in Dark Knight; compare BTAS with Batman 12; which we felt was a nice one-shot for once. Finish up the arc in Wonder Woman; note that Hal and sinestro are the best AND worst partners ever. And question the sanity of the Guardians; The Third Army, cause the third time’s a charm. Conclude the story in JLA 12; we run off to the phantom lady and doll man. Move to Detective annual 1; with black mask related insanity as tetch and he battle for the psychological control of Gotham. Wrap it up with GL annual 1 which is insanity.

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Episode #118 “Burgess Meredith Says It’s Mediocre!”

Tuesday, November 06, 2012 8:00 PM

November 7 2012 Episode #118 We talk a lot about nothing. A little prep for NYCC, and a few books-no movie. We look at PREPARE TO DIE by Paul Tobin, which turned out great. Talk about the ORIGINAL graphic novels such as Death of Captain Marvel and Excalibur’s WEIRD WAR THREE; the books cover the last issues of POWERS before BUREAU; of course we love that. I introduce the rev to ULTRA MAN; talk IT Girl and the Atomics; look at The Massive for a while where we admire the world-building but aren’t sure about the characters. Then we check out the awesomeness that is SAGA. The eerie, crazy amazingness that is REVIVAL is a new love of ours. Review the trippiness that is NEW DEADWARDIANS; Life is good to us with Lobster Johnson. We go with the finale of I zombie, and finish up with Chaykin’s black kiss 2

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Episode #117 “He Probably Doesn’t Wear the Good Armor to Starbucks”

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 9:00 PM

October 25 2012 Episode #117 We watch Mutant Girl Squad; note that SPRINGTIME FOR PALPATINE is available at supermachojediknight.com mention TROOPER JOHNSON; jump to books with Captain America; debate D-Man yet again. We wonder on Cap’s relationships; then compare new world orders to LEGENDS; Then look at CAP AND IRON MAN; where everything is secondary to zardoz; look at a lot of iron man and how to catch him by surprise. Move over to the lizard in Spider-Man; love the developments with modell and morbius; talk some thor with amora and the screwed over don blake; hit some new avengers-where the xmen go all matrix. We look of captain marvel, winter soldier 8 which is a fabulous spy thriller; move to journey into mystery; cover punisher as the power broker; compare how different writers come across in AvX; and close with Defenders.

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Episode #116- ”Neil Diamond and Mecha-Godzilla Made Sense To You!?”
We watch Big Man Japan and rip each other on giant monster movies which is an awesome riff on kaiju; talk about our experience at Comic-CONN; and we talk about it A LOT. Talk about the Great Comics Re-Org of 2012; we jump into books with DC Week; Justice league summary; Wonder Woman and her secret pacts and reckonings; We look at THE WESTERN THAT WASN’T; learn a little about Houdini and Conan-Doyle; like the National Comics Eternity; look at some historical vertigo books; hit Green Lantern; ruminate on crazy villains; and a bunch of Batman.
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Episode #115 Point Five- “New York Comic-Con 2012 Preparatory Episode”
Hi Kids! Got a short Ep here just to whet your whistle for the madness that is Nerdery in America, embodied by New York Comic Con! Check out the photos soon!
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Episode #115- “We got Frankenteen, and Fuck You for Making Me Say That.”
We  watch “Blood Creek”, and debate the merits of streams and rivers.  Runestones abound and blood sacrifice ensues.  The Rev creates bad villains for Topless Robot. Mention Jerry Robinson. Mention Brandon Routh, Rob Liefeld, We launch then into I Zombie, filled with soul sponges.  Look at Walking Dead 100; compare likes and dislikes and various levels of nerdery.  Real Science Adventures number 4;  finally get to THE Massive.  LOVE REVIVAL;  LOVE SAGA; we finally admit that we are particularly spoiled by great comics.  Finish with a lesson in cockney.
Episode 115


Episode #114- ”Azzarello Was Like, Fuck Everything You Know”
We watch “Nazis at the Center of the Earth”; we comment on the longevity and seeming disappearance of Shang-Chi; note the rise and fall of solo books; question the wisdom of leaving some books to fodder while revamping main books a 7th time;take a very long look comparing what we’ve loved lately and what might happen in the Now wake. We jump to Dark Knight 10; go over to Cap_Iron Man; talk the ethics of booth-babes; love the Batroc Brigade; look at JL 10, Shazam hasn’t taken off for us yet; walk through New Deadwardians 4; compare Elseworlds concepts; look over World’s Finest; wander through Creator Owned Heroes, and so much more.

Episode #114


Episode #113- “Do NOT Ask Greg Rucka How To Pronounce Things”
We do a small, small, spoiler free (for once) DKR discussion; watch King of Beggars; talk some Marvel Now; we revisit the old “Top 5″ routine; reminisce on Clayface; Really, we watch more movie than talk comics. It’s basically free-form all the way through. We love old Marvel Two in Ones; we wonder where Nefaria went. We try to explain the Major X-Villains; disdain purple mercenaries; demand a bendis batroc book; and history history history.
Episode #113


Episode #112- ”The Yahtzee Clone Principle”
We talk about CHRONICLE; we note the guy isn’t ‘bad’, he’s just a SUPERVILLAIN! We watch THEY LIVE and debate most successful mullets. We reviv the zombie lip problem; talk Guardians of the Galaxy; mention marvel NOW! Alot of Marvel Now and some Marvel History; a little Rogue trivia; love some TOMB OF DRACULA. We look at Punisher; move over to AvX, where we’re worried about the number of creators needed; Avengers 26; Journey Into Mystery 640; try to understand how Tony loses so many companies; talk avenging Spidey in the Silver Sable Memorial issue; we love Atomic Robo. And So much More. Amazing Spidey
Episode #112


Episode #111- “Latverian Latke-Part Potato, Part Sorrow”
We spend several minutes despising Transformers, Dark of the Moon. mourn the loss of Fraction on books; cover some news and congratulate our 250th twitter follower with a boxo shite. try to forget army at love; nostalgize herb trimpe; We finally jump truly in with THE MASSIVE, which TJ feels covers a complete world; look forward to Katie Holmes; look at some Captain America with scourge;  Talk Latverian Cuisine; Mind the Gap pushes things. Look over the End of the Earth with Spidey. love but are not surprised by American Vampire, LOD; Betrayal is the watchword of the Avengers. Batman’s brother saddens me greatly. Batman and robin features a pissy Damian. We talk some Thor and go to bed.
Episode #111


Episode #110- “No, George Perez Did Not Have a Spastic Fit” We spend the evening watching GOR, fantasy epic of the 80s. We go through some books that just can’t be believed; talk Harlan Ellison; horror books; cover a lot of Topps books; talk some dark horse star wars, wonder at licensing, theorize in the Hierarchy of Ducks. We remember Xena; reminisce on Lobo; question Zenoscope.
Episode 110


Episode #109- ”We Got Doom in the Back Seat, Bitch!” Still watching Tin-Tin, we talk ten minutes of current video game habits; then launch into Cap 630; somehow hawkeye has started to grow on us; remember Namor in his own book;miss Roxxon Oil; we like the idea of Skurge coming back; talk Rom; hit some Winter Soldier for a couple issues.
Episode 109


Episode #108- “Tony, You Can’t Invade Russia Cause You Had a Bad Perm Day” We watch Tin-Tin, debate the relevance of Spaced; we start, um, “strong” with Epic Kill, with the wussiest bad assed president ever; indulge in some shameless self-promotion; then launch into THREE laudable JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY; note some elisabeth shue lust; miss Dani Moonstar; while away time on liefeld hate; disscuss druidic mythos.
Episode 108


Episode #107 “Why TF is Colonel Sanders The God Of War?” Movie of the week is Prince of Darkness.  This time round we look at Punisher, Batman Green Lantern, New Avengers, Avengers, Batman and Robin, WonderWoman, Irredeemable, AvX; we note the mechanics of good moustaches; Alice Coopers’ zombie experience; note Wonder-Man villains; Rev gets petulant; Note procedures for Communists attacking Dairy Queens.
Episode #107


Episode #106- ”He Was Good at Killing Northerners, Not at Philosophy” This time around we run through several Justice Leagues, Dark Knights, All Star Westerns, Batmans, Detectives; look at Defenders, have another promotion; We amaze ourselves with Rev’s drinking. We freak out about heads on pikes; we really don’t lament the 52 cancellations; note the slightly more in-shape Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum.
Episode 106


Episode #105- “…And Then I Found Their Liver. WHAT?!” We gain a semblance of social conscience discussing new/newly gay characters. Very Positive. Rev Continues the positivity with enthusiasm for the homework. We start with “Hell Yeah” which is an OH NO. We make an Ex-Mutants reference. We then praise The Curse Bells profusely; confused and let down on Stitched; recriminate over disappointing books.
Episode #105


Episode #104- ”Half Wolverine, Half Daredevil, ALL TOOL.” Due to unforeseen recording problems, we have to skip over episode 103. We will catch you up at some other point, though, with extra content. So stick with us. Unfortunately, it is a hardware issue, and was not completely resolved for episode 104. Please forgive the continued audio issues. We talk for a very long.
Episode 104


Episode #102- ”I’m Luke Cage and I’ll Solve Your Crime for $1.99″ The Rev and guest screw with the TechJedi about his Honky-Tonkman lookalikeness and wastes a tremendous amount of time discussing wrestling. Then we go into blumkinning. We then go into the disappointment that was 68 Scars. Moving on to New Avengers, we get psyched over the Skaar fight; We then launch into a Bart barton.
Episode #102


Episode #101- ”When JOHNNY STORM points out you screwed up…!” Check out our buddies at IC3, Well Watchers, and others. We start shout out fraction, glass, oeming, randall, slott, our photographer andrew, and a very tiny capsule review of eccc. Then the Pile it is. We start with Defenders, with creepy Strange, pan Fanboys vs Zombies; Then Cap number 9, Bravo-ey Badness there.
Episode 101