Wednesday, December 19, 2012

#111 - With Great Power



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Episode #111:
• Intro -  Preparing for the emotional stuff; and our awesome sponsors DCBS. We appreciate all they do, and so should you.
• Remember the Hyphens - The prelude and Death of Spider-Man. This was...unexpected.


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Last night I cried when Peter Parker died. He actually died in 2011, and I was around when it happened then, though apparently I wasn't really around, not in the complete sense. Also, I'm talking about the Ultimate version of Peter Parker, a 15-year-old who had a birthday and briefly saw 16. It's a different Peter from the other Marvel books being published, like Amazing - soon to be Superior - Spider-Man, which take place in the 616 Universe; sometimes comics don't really make it easy on new readers.

I had first read Ultimate Spider-Man when I was abut 16, I think. Coming home from a comic book convention, riding away from Chicago with my friends in the back of an SUV, I read the origin of Peter Parker, Spider-Man. I already knew the origin at that point, but that didn't matter to me. I connected with Peter, with watching him struggle to fit in at school and failing in all the ways we fail every day.

Even though I loved what I read, and remember talking about it with the guys I was with, for some reason I didn't read further. Not then. It would take me almost 12 years to get back to Peter and his world. A lot happened in that time, to him and me. At 16 I was probably less mature than the character, because after all he is a genius (not that those two are mutually exclusive), and I think I was unprepared for giving myself over emotionally to a book. Either way, I wouldn't have been 16 forever - one of the truths we somehow deny - and my reaction then would never have been what it was now.

At 16 I was too brave to cry. Too tough, or tuff even. I wasn't a Greaser, but I could detect in myself a desire to be Matt Dillon (not Dally, because his Cool was shot through with a marbling of crazy), but I knew I was much more like Ponyboy. When it came time to do informal, mini-presentations in a high school English class I told my fellow students about the time Superman retired and how there was this Hobbit making a trip to Mount Doom and how Boba Fett had actually escaped from the Sarlacc. I remember giving a girl The Catcher In the Rye to read and wincing when she gave it back with the review, "It's really boring," wincing because I knew I felt the same, but also that I couldn't tell her I agreed for some reason.

Eventually I let go of my adolescent male paranoia, and I cried. If something moved me, I let it, I went with the feelings and looked at where they took me. At the time I wouldn't have been capable of explaining (or understanding, maybe) that I was already working on getting as familiar with storytelling as possible, preparing for telling my own. I knew I loved stories, and that I'd never stop seeking them out in any form, and I never have. I never abandoned comics, and they've been equally as dedicated to me as I to them.

Now I'm 28, able to cry and realize it is in fact no comment on my status as "cool" or "manly" or any other of the adjectives you worry about as a high schooler. I've cried at movies and books and songs and news stories and yes occasionally a commercial or two. There is nothing wrong with crying. In most, if not all of those cases I was crying from interacting with an outside source, one that somehow connected with a part of me I either recognized or didn't. Someone had created a story that found me, just like I had found it, and there was that magic and invisible meeting where I became the story.

We decided to review the Ultimate Spider-Man comics from issue one all the way to Peter's death in issue 160. Brian Michael Bendis wrote every one of those issues, with the large majority being illustrated by Mark Bagley, but being joined by artists like Stuart Immonen, David Lafuente, Sarah Pichelli, and more.

It was one of the most significant reading experiences of my life thus far. I believe so deeply in comic books, because I believe so deeply in the power of stories. They move past us and through us and carry us along or push us aside, but only if we let them. Well, not only, because they have to be constructed well, or at least subjectively so. Not everyone is moved by the same things. If a story connects with you though, and you with it, then the power generated is incapable of quantifying.

I knew Peter Parker. I lived with him for 160 issues, watched him grow and change, and I read it all in a relatively short amount of time: 6 months. David read it over the course of a little over ten years, from 2000 to 2011. We both had strong emotional reactions to the stories told, even though we read the issues in different ways. It didn't matter. The story was the same, and will be as long as the books are around.

I cried when Peter Parker died. And now I probably expect too much of his replacement, Miles Morales, who is even younger than Peter was when he first put the mask on. I think Miles knows though, knows that he has a lot to live up to, but there is almost no way he knows how rough the world can be, not yet. It's never been easy to be Spider-Man, and hopefully never will, as odd as that is to say; I'd hate for the power of that story to disappear.


-austin

Friday, December 14, 2012

The F.J. DeSanto Interview!



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Interview:
We sat down with writer FJ DeSanto, author of the upcoming miniseries Insurgent by DC (available in January), and Cyborg 009 by Archaia. We talked to him for a while about those books, and his time working with Batman film producer Michael Uslan, along with his producing the film adaptation of Will Eisner's The Spirit. Please check out FJ's forthcoming works, and give him a follow on Twitter!

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

#110 - Confessions: Part II



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Episode #110:
• Intro -  Gettin' down and dirty for the mud bacon; and our wonderful and accepting sponsors DCBS.
• Confessions - Austin contradicts himself.
• Remember the Hyphens - Volumes 1 & 2 of Volume 2: The World According To Peter Parker and Chameleons
• Read 'Em and Weep - Thunderbolts #1 by Daniel Way and Steve Dillon; All New X-Men #03 by Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen; Hawkeye #5 by Matt Fraction and Javier Pulido; Hellboy In Hell by Mike Mignola and Dave Stewart; and Avengers by Jonathan Hickman and Jerome Opena.

Please check out our interview with writer FJ Desanto, author of the upcoming book Insurgent by DC, and Cyborg 009 by Archaia. We talked to him for a while about those books, and his time working with Batman film producer Michael Uslan!


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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

#109 - The J. Jonah Jameson Fight



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Episode #109:
• Intro -  A long intro where we say weird words, discuss video game articles, Alan Moore and Grant Morrison, Orson Wells, and our sponsor DCBS.
• Read 'Em and Weep - Thor: God of Thunder #2 by Jason Aaron and Isad Ribic; and Future Foundation #1 by Matt Fraction and Mike Allred.
• Remember the Hyphens - Ultimate Spider-Man Volume 23: Ultimatum. And a long fight about J. Jonah Jameson.
• Outro - This is is EXACTLY as long as episode #108. To the second.


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Friday, November 30, 2012

The Stephen Christy Interview!



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Interview:
Brought to you by Fan Off and DCBS, here is the interview with Stephen Christy, the Editor In Chief of Archaia! We discuss his career path to Archaia, and cover such topics as celebrity-penned/related comics projects, the film and tv industry's interest in comics, and what it was like to be so young (only 25) and working in a managerial position within a major publishing company. Thanks to Stephen for stopping by, and make sure you check out the great work being published by Archaia.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

#108 - I'm Older Than Peter Parker Now. What Am I Going To Do?


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Episode #108:
• Intro - Misplaced confidence and crushing depression. David is mean and I hate him. Please visit our sponsor, DCBS, who is awesome all the time always.
• Remember the Hyphens - Volume 20: Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends and Volume 21: War of the Symbiotes.
• Read 'Em and Weep with Andy Kirby from Marvel 616 Politics - Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man #17 by Brian Michael Bendis and Pepe Laraz; Indestructible Hulk by Mark Waid and Leinel Francis Yu; Hawkeye #4 by Matt Fraction and Javier Pulido; Captain America #1 by Rick Remender and John Romita Jr.; Amazing Spider-Man #698 by Dan Slott and Richard Elson.
• Thank you!

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

#107 - We're So Emo




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Episode #107:
• Intro - Welcome to the party. Thanksgiving in the U.S.A. means we discuss our families and whether they like and understand us. Shop at DCBS, it's totally worth your time.
• Remember the Hyphens - Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 18 and 19, Ultimate Knights and Death of a Goblin.
• Read 'Em and Weep - Locke and Key: Omega #1 by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriquez; All New X-Men #1 by Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen; Thor: God of Thunder #1 by Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic; Fantastic Four #1 by Matt Fraction and Mark Bagley; Batman #14 by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo.

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Friday, November 16, 2012

The Dean Haspiel Interview!


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• Interview - We got the awesome opportunity to interview Emmy Award winning cartoonist Dean Haspiel! We met Dean at Small Press Expo 2012, and were instantly energized by all of his positivity and love of comics.

Dean is a part of Trip City, a site dedicated to showcasing amazing art of all forms, including original comics. Dean is the artist for Harvey Pekar's The Quitter; The Alcoholic, written by Jonathan Ames; Cuba: My Revolution, written by Inverna Lockpez; is the creator of Billy Dogma; a character in the HBO series "Bored To Death" is loosely based on Dean, and he won an Emmy for his design and involvement with the opening credits of the show. Dean writes articles on Trip City, as well as essays and short autobio pieces, and you should check them all out. Follow him on Twitter, and follow Trip City as well. Thanks to our sponsors DCBS, where I bought every one of the books mentioned above that Dean illustrated.


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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

#106 - The H2NO




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Episode #106:
• Intro - David's incorrect NPR references, his anger, and his reading/comprehension disorder. Also, god and religion? Yep. Please shop for your comics at DCBS, who have a ton of comics and 35% off discounts!
• Topic Thunder - Cosplaying, fake nerds, judging people, and generally being childish.
• Top 5 - Speaking of childish shit, The Top 5 Grossest Super Powers.
• Outro - We are so, SO sorry.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

#105 - Confessions



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Episode #105:
• Intro - Cussing, notes on our own importance, and a VERY gross spin on the Freaky Friday/Vice Versa storyline. Thank you to DCBS, who we give an actual new slogan too, one they could MAYBE really use.
• Confessions - David confesses that he likes the Walking Dead TV show, and eats his own words of hatred, which are a bitter fruit but actually pretty healthy. We talk for a while about that show, the comic it's based one, and other shit we hated but then figured out we liked.
• Remember the Hyphens - Ultimate Spider-Man, the Clone Saga!
• Outro - See ya' on the other side!

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Friday, November 2, 2012

The JT Krul Interview!



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Interview:

• Interview -

Writer JT Krul (pronounced "cruel" - this is not a joke) stops by and chats with us for a long freaking time! We discuss his tenure on the TV show Seinfeld, his time in Hollywood in general, and his first foray into the comic book world. We also discuss the fan/media reaction to his storyline Rise of Arsenal; it was a candid look into a creator's life, and we are immensely thankful to JT for stopping by and being willing to speak about something like that. JT has a ton of new projects coming out, including a novel called "The Lost Spark," so keep your eyes open for his work, and please let him/us know what you thought of the interview.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

#104 - The Purge




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Episode #104:
• Intro - A quick intro, and then onto the madness. Thank you to DCBS, our sponsor and your one stop shop for amazing comic deals!
• Topic Thunder - In case you were out of the loop, Disney bought Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion. As you can imagine, this is giant news, and as such we have recorded our longest show ever. STAR WARS. We talk about it a lot.
• Remember the Hyphens - Volumes 15 and 16, Silver Sable and Deadpool, respectively.
• Top 5 - Things We'd Love To See From Disney's Star Wars.
• Outro - We interviewed J.T. Krul, and that posts this coming Friday, November 2. We talk to him about his entire freaking career, and yes, that includes the infamous Rise of Arsenal storyline. Please listen, because it is one of the most interesting interviews we've done, a candid look at what it's like to be within the industry of comics.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

#103 - Hawkeye Face Crotch



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Episode #103:

• Intro - Prime numbers and calculators; role reversals; we're not hot; Dusty Smokin' and our sponsor DCBS.
• Topic Thunder - Walking Dead games; libraries and porn; crowd-funded Cyber Force is free; DC owns Superman I guess?; Powers is on TV maybe; and Iron Man 3 gives Austin the shivers, kind of.
• Remember the Hyphens - Volumes 13 and 14, Hobgoblin and Warriors.
• Read 'Em and Weep - Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man #16 by Brian Michael Bendis; and Hawkeye #3 by Matt Fraction and Dave Aja.


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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

#102 - A Carnage of Sex



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Episode #102:

• Intro - The early form of the internet; Brent Hibbard's pants (of Super Cute fame); and also our sponsor DCBS; and urinary philosophy.
• Some Weird Segment - We talk about that CW show "Arrow," that movie "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," and that book "Marvel Comics the Untold Story" by Sean Howe.
• Remember the Hyphens - Two volumes of Ultimate Spider-Man by Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley. We discuss volumes 11 and 12, respectively "Carnage" and "Superstars."
• Topic Thunder - Running down New York Comic Con news, we offer our thoughtful grunts or chortles, or just straight up silence.


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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

#101 - I Would Want To Eat You, Salsa



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Episode #101:

• Intro - Pulling ears off of Gundarks; synonyms for "robust," and our sponsors DCBS, who are maybe fans of "Starman," the John Carpenter movie?
• Read 'Em and Weep - Daredevil: End of Days by Brian Michael Bendist, David Mack, Klaus Janson, and Bill Sienkiwicz.
• You Should Read This - Immortal Weapons: Fat Cobra by Jason Aaron, Mico Suayan, Stefano Gaudiano, Roberto De La Torre, Khari Evans, and Michael Lark; and Fell by Warren Ellis and Ben Templesmith.
• Remember the Hyphens - Volumes 9 and 10, Ultimate Six and Hollywood. Move along.
• Top 5 - Awesome Martial Arts Moves
• Outro - We succeeded? That's up to you.



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Friday, October 5, 2012

The Jesse Lonergan Interview!




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Interview:

• Interview - Cartoonist Jesse Lonergan joins us for the companion interview to our 100th episode. We met Jesse at Small Press Expo 2012, and immediately fell in love with his art (and him, dawww).

Jesse is currently in the middle of his Dancer a Day Tumblr, where he draws a different character in the midst of that most human of emotions, dance. Swing over to his blog for more art, like that crazy battle royale picture up there, as well as some free comics! We got the opportunity to read All Star #1, a mini-comic that will eventually be incorporated into a graphic novel. From what we've read it looks to be a touching tale of friendship and family, with touches of comedy and baseball action; just like life, yo. Thanks to our sponsors DCBS for supporting the show, and making it possible for us to go to SPX and thus meet Jesse. Everybody sing: THE CIRCLE OF LIFE, AND IT MOVES US ALL.

Go check out Jesse's stuff. You won't regret it.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

#100 - We Love Comics



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Episode #100:

• Intro - Let's get a party started! Gross medical discussions, and THANK YOU to everyone. Our sponsor DCBS has been amazing to us, as has FanOff.com, and all of YOU, the listeners.
• Celebration - Join us celebrating comics for our 100th episode.
• Top 5 - Artists and Writers
• Outro - What a lovely ride, that will continue until we turn to dust and blow away.

Tune in this Friday for our interview with the totally righteous Jesse Lonergan. He has a blog filled with great art, and a tumblr with dancing. He's on Twitter, too. He rocks and we love him.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

#099 - The SPX 2012 Show!



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Episode #99:

• Intro - Bethesda, Maryland welcomes us to Small Press Expo 2012! Road show baby! Thank you DCBS for making it possible.
• Small Press Expo 2012 - We went there. We handed out minicomics. We talk about that, and all the awesome people we met, including a Hideous Energy listener we drove 9 hours to meet! HOLY SHIT.
• Untitled Mail Segment - We read your emails and listen to your calls. Email us at hideousenergy@gmail.com and call us at 1-720-HIDEOUS.
• Outro - Suicide ghosts? We're dead. But we always loved you.

Please go check out the final entry to the Tate/Williams Fucktastrophe of '98 over on Super Cute. We are so proud of it.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

#098 - Show Me the Booty




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Episode #98:

• Intro - We're imperfect clones of each other, but we kiss the same. DCBS is nice, because they are paying us to be this way.
• Topic Thunder - Greg Capullo wants the booty (maybe), Davie Sim joins Fall Out Boy, and the writers of DC's New 52 are writing fan fiction? Say wha?
• Read 'Em and Weep - Hawkeye #2 by Matt Fraction and David Aja; Stumptown Vol. 2 #1 by Greg Rucka and Matt Southworth; and Ultimate Spider-Man #14 by Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez.
• Remember the Hyphens - We completely forget that Elektra and Black Cat show up in Volume 8 of Ultimate Spider-Man: Cats and Kings.
• Outro - Call us; there's no maybe about it. CALL US - 1-720-HIDEOUS.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

#097 - No, yeah.



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Episode #97:

• Intro - Disturbed, Limp Bizkit, and our sponsors DCBS - we all love rap rock.
• Remember the Hyphens - Volume 7: Irresponsible, featuring Geldoff. It's vindy up here. It's vindy.
• Mail From the Fans - Our still unnamed (kind of) mail bag section where we read YOUR emails and play YOUR voicemails. Call us at 1-720-HIDEOUS, and leave a message. We will not answer, it is a message service only.


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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

#096 - Hobidooby Herb




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Episode #96:

• Intro - DCBS and why Christian fiction sucks. Seriously.
• Topic Thunder - Rob Liefeld...ughhhhh.
• Remember the Hyphens - Hobidooby! It's time to check out volume 6 of Ultimate Spider-Man: Venom.

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Friday, August 24, 2012

The R.J. Ryan and David Marquez Interview! Part 2



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Interview:

Did you listen to Part 1 of the interview?

• Intro - Very gross analogies, and DCBS the sponsors!
• Interview - Part two of our interview with R.J. Ryan (aka Josh) and David Marquez. Please go check out "Syndrome," available from Archaia, and watch out for their forthcoming book "The Joyners In 3D," also from Archaia. We ask David Marquez more questions about Spider-Man, and then get into the political shit - Watchmen and Batman! We also fire the Proust questions at them both and get some interesting and gross answers. Thank you so much to both guys for joining us, and for all the kind words they said about our goofy mess.



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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The R.J. Ryan and David Marquez Interview! Part 1



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Interview:

• Intro - Do shoes make noise? *sigh* We were so close to being professional. Thanks DCBS, we love you.
• Interview - R.J. Ryan (aka Josh) and David Marquez, two of the creators responsible for the graphic novel "Syndrome," creators of the forthcoming "The Joyners In 3D," join us. We discuss how they found their way to comics, how exactly David Marquez became the penciler for Ultimate Spider-Man, and all kinds of comic book minutiae. The interview went so long we cut it into two parts. Check back for the second part this Friday!



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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

#095 - Charlie Whitney's War



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Episode #95:

• Intro - Charlie Whitney...we salute you.
• Remember the Hyphens - Austin cries and is a giant baby because of Ultimate Spider-Man Volume 4: Public Scrutiny.
• Read 'Em and Weep - Spider-Men #4 by Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli; Godzilla: Half Century War #1 by James Stokoe; Space Punisher #2 by Frank Tieri and Mark Texeira; Revival #2 by Tim Seeley and Mike Norton; Batman #12 by Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV and Becky Cloonan and Andy Clarke
• Mail Dem Bags - We answer listener questions from our boy Charlie
• Outro - Rest in peace Joe Kubert, you were an amazing artist!


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Thursday, August 9, 2012

#094 - A Dying Alert




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Episode #94:

• Intro - Tiaras on dudes? Gender roles. Unbreakable skin.
• Remember the Hyphens - After the slight letdown that was volume 3, we find a lot to love in Ultimate Spider-Man Volume 4: Legacy.
• Read 'Em and Weep - Ultimate Spider-Man #13 by Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez; Hawkeye #1 by Matt Fraction and David Aja.


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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

#093 - I Ab Gossam's Rickety



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Episode #93:

• Intro - Wrestling and fakeness? Surely you jest.
• Topic Thunder - The Dark Knight Rises. Our review.
• Remember the Hyphens - Gwen Stacy, Doctor Octopus, and not really a whole lot else. Our review of Ultimate Spider-Man Volume 3: Double Trouble.
• Outro - Demons and birthing. Gross.


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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

#092 - Wreckin' Space



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Episode #92:

• Intro - Celebration! Indiana Jones...shoo boy.
• Topic Thunder - San Diego Comic Con, minus the sweating and balls smell, although that's there in spirit.
• Read 'Em and Weep - Space Punisher #1 by Frank Tieri and Mark Texeira; Spider-Men #3 by Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli; and Punk Rock Jesus #1 by Sean Murphy.
• Remember the Hyphens - Peter takes on the Kingpin and teenage feelings in Volume 2 of Ultimate Spider-Man: Learning Curve.
• Outro - We are us, and know no other way.


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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

#091 - Prancin' On the Edge




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Episode #91:

• Intro - Further into the past, Nintendo, and Austin is a giant baby.
• Read 'Em and Weep - Revival #1 by Tim Seeley and Mike Norton; Edison Rex #1by Chris Roberson and Dennis Culver; The Cape: 1969 by Jason Ciaramella and Nelson Daniel.
• Remember the Hyphens - A new finite segment where we review/discuss every collection of Ultimate Spider-Man, starting with volume 1, Power and Responsibility.

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Thursday, July 5, 2012

#090 - Spank Dat Ass Spider-Man




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Episode #90:

• Intro - Fan fiction? Slash fiction? You need to know what's what.
• Topic Thunder - Marvel Now! is not worthy of that exclamation point.
• The Amazing Spider-Man movie review! SPOILERS.
• You Should Read This - Cross Game by Mitsuru Adachi and Planetary by Warren Ellis and John Cassady.
• Outro - New slogans that will live in pimpfany.


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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

#089 - Chicken Shoes For Chicken Feet



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Episode #89:

• Intro - Star Fox, Vampire In Brooklyn, Francis Ford Coppola told me to steal...we are all over the map.
• Topic Thunder - Guardians of the Galaxy?! What the hell is that? George Perez was drugged, and DC are responsible.
• You Should Read This - Empowered by Adam Warren and Freeway by Mark Kalesniko.
• Outro - Chicken feet. We don't know what else to say.


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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

#088 - The Jared K. Fletcher Interview!




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Episode #88:
Interview - Jared K. Fletcher stops by and chats with us about a ton of stuff, including his time at the Kubert School, the comics scene in Brooklyn, what his thoughts are on the Before Watchmen topic, and which superhero he would kick right in the crotch!

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