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July 16, 2018  

Ep 118 - Animal Man

This Week: As a part of the acclaimed DC Comics—The New 52 event of September 2011, Animal Man Buddy Baker, has gone from "super" man to family man–but is he strong enough to hold his family together when Maxine, his young daughter, starts to manifest her own dangerous powers? As these new abilities continue to terrify Buddy and his wife Ellen, things take a turn for the worse as Buddy begins a startling transformation of his own that will lead him on a journey into the heart of The Red. Collected here are the first 6 issues of this dramatic new series from writer Jeff Lemire (Sweet Tooth) and artist Travel Foreman (The Immortal Iron Fist)!

Next Week: Elmer is a window into a world where chickens have suddenly acquired the intelligence and consciousness of humans, where they can now consider themselves a race no different than browns, black, or whites. Recognizing themselves to be sentient, the inexplicably evolved chickens push to attain rights for themselves as the newest members of the human race.

Originally self-published by the author in the Philippines, this is the first US edition of the book.

Episode 118- Animal Man is out on Now! 

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July 9, 2018  

Ep 117 - Usagi Yojimbo

This Week: This seminal book collects the classic original Usagi stories chronicling a time of settling unrest and political intrigue, told through the story of a wandering and masterless samurai named Miyamoto Usagi, AKA Usagi Yojimbo! Plus, We are joined by special guest: Amy from the English Class Hooligans Podcast.

 

Next Week: As a part of the acclaimed DC Comics—The New 52 event of September 2011, Animal Man Buddy Baker, has gone from "super" man to family man–but is he strong enough to hold his family together when Maxine, his young daughter, starts to manifest her own dangerous powers? As these new abilities continue to terrify Buddy and his wife Ellen, things take a turn for the worse as Buddy begins a startling transformation of his own that will lead him on a journey into the heart of The Red. Collected here are the first 6 issues of this dramatic new series from writer Jeff Lemire (Sweet Tooth) and artist Travel Foreman (The Immortal Iron Fist)!

 

Episode 117- Usagi Yojimbo is out on Now! 

Available on ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

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July 2, 2018  

Ep 116 - We3

This Week we start our month of Animal books in a theme we’re calling: Animal Farm.  First up is We3.  With nervous systems amplified to match their terrifying mechanical exoskeletons, the members of Animal Weapon 3 (WE3) have the firepower of a battalion between them. But they are just the program's prototypes, and now that their testing is complete, they're slated to be permanently "decommissioned," causing them to seize their one chance to make a desperate run for freedom. Relentlessly pursued by their makers, the WE3 team must navigate a frightening and confusing world where their instincts and heightened abilities make them as much a threat as those hunting them - but a world, nonetheless, in which somewhere there is something called "home."

Next Week: This seminal book collects the classic original Usagi stories chronicling a time of settling unrest and political intrigue, told through the story of a wandering and masterless samurai named Miyamoto Usagi, AKA Usagi Yojimbo!

Episode 116- We3 is out on Now! Available on ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

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June 18, 2018  

Ep 114 - America: The Life and Times of America Chavez

It’s Pride month again, so its time for: Pride 2: Electric Boogaloo

This Week:  At last! Everyone's favorite no-nonsense powerhouse, America Chavez, gets her own series! Critically acclaimed young-adult novelist Gabby Rivera and all-star artist Joe Quinones unite to shine a solo spotlight on America's high-octane and hard-hitting adventures! She was a Young Avenger. She leads the Ultimates. And now she officially claims her place as the preeminent butt-kicker of the entire Marvel Universe! But what's a super-powered teenager to do when she's looking for a little personal fulfillment? She goes to college! America just has to stop an inter-dimensional monster or two first and shut down a pesky alien cult that's begun worshipping her exploits before work can begin. Then she can get on with her first assignment: a field trip to the front lines of World War II - with Captain America as her wingman!

 

Next Week: It's 1953. While the United States is locked in a nuclear arms race with the Soviet Union, the gay Southern playwright known as Snagglepuss is the toast of Broadway. But success has made him a target. As he plans for his next hit play, Snagglepuss becomes the focus of the House Committee on Un-American Activities. And when powerful forces align to purge show business of its most subversive voices, no one is safe!

Episode 113- America: The Life and Times of America Chavez is out on Now! 

Available on ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

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June 11, 2018  

Ep 113 - Fogtown

It’s Pride month again, so its time for: Pride 2: Electric Boogaloo

This Week: A gritty, graphic pulp fiction about the temptation, damnation and redemption of aging private eye Frank Grissel.

Frank Grissel is a hard-knuckled private eye – and a deeply closeted homosexual, set in the very real world of 1953 San Francisco. Aided by his long-suffering secretary (and sometime live-in lover) Loretta, Grissel’s search for a runaway girl winds up with him becoming a suspect in a string of gruesome murders. The case takes twists and turns through the Golden Gate’s greasy underbelly: the beguiling arms of Chinese shipping heiress (and smuggler); an unexpected reunion with the daughter he abandoned long ago; the loss of Loretta to the sadistic clutches of the high-powered “Colonel;” and finally the horrifying, gender-bending truth.

Next Week:  At last! Everyone's favorite no-nonsense powerhouse, America Chavez, gets her own series! Critically acclaimed young-adult novelist Gabby Rivera and all-star artist Joe Quinones unite to shine a solo spotlight on America's high-octane and hard-hitting adventures! She was a Young Avenger. She leads the Ultimates. And now she officially claims her place as the preeminent butt-kicker of the entire Marvel Universe! But what's a super-powered teenager to do when she's looking for a little personal fulfillment? She goes to college! America just has to stop an inter-dimensional monster or two first and shut down a pesky alien cult that's begun worshipping her exploits before work can begin. Then she can get on with her first assignment: a field trip to the front lines of World War II - with Captain America as her wingman!

Episode 113- Fogtown is out on Now! 

Available on ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

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June 4, 2018  

Ep 112 - Iceman: Thawing Out

It’s Pride month again, so its time for: Pride 2: Electric Boog-a-loo

This Week: We start with Iceman: Thawing Out.  Bobby Drake has been in the super hero game longer than most - but what has he left behind besides a few good one-liners and a string of failed relationships? And now a younger version of himself has emerged from the timestream - and he's more put together than Bobby ever was. He grapples with his gay identity and his family and how to build a life and legacy he can be proud of...and become the best Iceman he can be! But, whether it's seeking his ex-girlfriend Kitty Pryde's advice on meeting guys, or delivering his latest news to his folks, it won't be easy - and that's before a gang of revenge-seeking Purifiers comes calling! And, still learning to be comfortable in his own skin, Bobby will meet someone who's perhaps too comfortable in his - the son of Wolverine himself, Daken!

Next Week: A gritty, graphic pulp fiction about the temptation, damnation and redemption of aging private eye Frank Grissel.

Frank Grissel is a hard-knuckled private eye – and a deeply closeted homosexual, set in the very real world of 1953 San Francisco. Aided by his long-suffering secretary (and sometime live-in lover) Loretta, Grissel’s search for a runaway girl winds up with him becoming a suspect in a string of gruesome murders. The case takes twists and turns through the Golden Gate’s greasy underbelly: the beguiling arms of Chinese shipping heiress (and smuggler); an unexpected reunion with the daughter he abandoned long ago; the loss of Loretta to the sadistic clutches of the high-powered “Colonel;” and finally the horrifying, gender-bending truth.

Episode 112- Iceman: Thawing Out is out on Now! 

Available on ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

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May 28, 2018  

Ep 111 - Ant-Man: Second Chance Man

It’s the Merry Marvel Movie Month of May.  Were reading comics connected with this years Marvel Movies.

This Week: Scott Lang has never exactly been the world's best super hero. Heck, most people don't even think he's been the best Ant-Man! And the last guy invented Ultron and joined the Masters of Evil, so that's saying something. But when the Superior Iron Man calls with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and an old enemy returns (sort of), Scott's going to get a chance to turn it all around and be the hero he's always dreamed of being. That's right, Ant-Man's starting a new life -a bold new adventure - and you know what that means! It means he needs to borrow some money. Sure he's been to prison! Sure he's been through a messy divorce! Sure he's been, um...dead. But this time is different! This time nothing is gonna stop the astonishing Ant-Man!

Next Week:  It’s Pride month again, so its time for: Pride 2: Electric Boog-a-loo

We start with Iceman: Thawing Out.  Bobby Drake has been in the super hero game longer than most - but what has he left behind besides a few good one-liners and a string of failed relationships? And now a younger version of himself has emerged from the timestream - and he's more put together than Bobby ever was. He grapples with his gay identity and his family and how to build a life and legacy he can be proud of...and become the best Iceman he can be! But, whether it's seeking his ex-girlfriend Kitty Pryde's advice on meeting guys, or delivering his latest news to his folks, it won't be easy - and that's before a gang of revenge-seeking Purifiers comes calling! And, still learning to be comfortable in his own skin, Bobby will meet someone who's perhaps too comfortable in his - the son of Wolverine himself, Daken!

Episode 111- Ant-Man: Second Chance Man is out on Now! 

Available on ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

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May 21, 2018  

Ep 110 - Deadpool Max: Nutjob

It’s the Merry Marvel Movie Month of May.  Were reading comics connected with this years Marvel Movies.

This Week: It's Deadpool uncensored! Government agent Wade Wilson is too valuable an assassin for the brass not to take advantage of, but the unstable killer needs the guidance of a steady hand to be effective. It's Bob's job to make sure Deadpool completes his missions - by any means necessary. Unfortunately, Deadpool considers him something of a sidekick, and it's always the sidekick who takes one for the team. And Bob's got the bruises and mental scars to prove it. Bob manages to keep Wade focused on the likes of Hammerhead, Baron Zemo and the Taskmaster - and although he gets a glimpse of the assassin's tragic upbringing, it becomes clear Deadpool isn't the only damaged goods in this duo. 

Next Week: Scott Lang has never exactly been the world's best super hero. Heck, most people don't even think he's been the best Ant-Man! And the last guy invented Ultron and joined the Masters of Evil, so that's saying something. But when the Superior Iron Man calls with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and an old enemy returns (sort of), Scott's going to get a chance to turn it all around and be the hero he's always dreamed of being. That's right, Ant-Man's starting a new life -a bold new adventure - and you know what that means! It means he needs to borrow some money. Sure he's been to prison! Sure he's been through a messy divorce! Sure he's been, um...dead. But this time is different! This time nothing is gonna stop the astonishing Ant-Man!

Episode 110- Deadpool Max: Nutjob is out on Now! 

Available on ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

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May 14, 2018  

Ep 109 - Star Wars: Lando

It’s the Merry Marvel Movie Month of May.  Were reading comics connected with this years Marvel Movies.

This Week: You know him...you love him...now, join him for his biggest caper as master of charm Lando Calrissian gets his very own book! Before he joined the rebellion, before he ran Cloud City, Lando made his way in the galaxy getting by on some swindles, some swagger, and a smile. Lobot at his side, Lando has a plan to steal a very valuable ship...but has he bitten off more than he can chew? Writer Charles Soule (DEATH OF WOLVERINE, INHUMAN, SHE-HULK) and artist Alex Maleev (DAREDEVIL, SPIDER-WOMAN, MOON KNIGHT) bring us the tale of a scoundrel in his natural element--trouble!

Next Week: It's Deadpool uncensored! Government agent Wade Wilson is too valuable an assassin for the brass not to take advantage of, but the unstable killer needs the guidance of a steady hand to be effective. It's Bob's job to make sure Deadpool completes his missions - by any means necessary. Unfortunately, Deadpool considers him something of a sidekick, and it's always the sidekick who takes one for the team. And Bob's got the bruises and mental scars to prove it. Bob manages to keep Wade focused on the likes of Hammerhead, Baron Zemo and the Taskmaster - and although he gets a glimpse of the assassin's tragic upbringing, it becomes clear Deadpool isn't the only damaged goods in this duo. 

Episode 109- Star Wars: Lando is out on Now! 

Available on ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

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May 7, 2018  

Ep 108 - Rebirth of Thanos

It’s the Merry Marvel Movie Month of May.  Were reading comics connected with this years Marvel Movies.

This Week: The quest that led to Infinity Gauntlet begins here! Back from the dead, Thanos is after the power to bring the rest of the universe with him on a return trip! Can the Silver Surfer, Drax the Destroyer and others stop the cosmic iconoclast before he uses reality as a token of his affection for Death? Special guest-appearance by the Impossible Man!

Next Week: You know him...you love him...now, join him for his biggest caper as master of charm Lando Calrissian gets his very own book! Before he joined the rebellion, before he ran Cloud City, Lando made his way in the galaxy getting by on some swindles, some swagger, and a smile. Lobot at his side, Lando has a plan to steal a very valuable ship...but has he bitten off more than he can chew? Writer Charles Soule (DEATH OF WOLVERINE, INHUMAN, SHE-HULK) and artist Alex Maleev (DAREDEVIL, SPIDER-WOMAN, MOON KNIGHT) bring us the tale of a scoundrel in his natural element--trouble!

Episode 108- Rebirth of Thanos is out on Now! 

Available on ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

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