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June 25, 2019  

Ep 115 - The Lost Episode - Snagglepuss

Hey All, unfortunately, we had some heavy stuff to deal with this week and didn't get a new episode recorded.  For your listening pleasure, we now present our lost episode, recorded last year.  We will be back next week with some fresh nonsense for you.  

April 22, 2019  

Ep 158 - Gotham City Garage

This week: In the distant future, America has become a wasteland, all save one unexpected haven: Gotham City, a forcibly domesticated utopia run by Governor Lex Luthor with the aid of his brutal enforcer, the Bat. Young Kara Gordon has no idea what lies outside Gotham's borders, but she's about to find out!

When an act of mercy pits Kara against Luthor's forces and even her own sister, Barbara Gordon, she flees into the "freescape," a desert fought over by motorcycle clubs, chief among them the Gotham City Garage. These tougher-than-tough women--among them unexpected versions of Harley Quinn, Catwoman and more--quickly learn that Kara is more than she appears, even before she demonstrates superpowers that reveal her to be more than human! They may even embrace Kara as one of their own, but only if she lives long enough! 

DC's greatest heroes and villains are reimagined as bikers in Gotham City Garage Vol. 1, based on the stunning line of DC Collectibles statues!

Next Week:  Welcome to Neo-Tokyo, built on the ashes of a Tokyo annihilated by a blast of unknown origin that triggered World War III. The lives of two streetwise teenage friends, Tetsuo and Kaneda, change forever when paranormal abilities begin to waken in Tetsuo, making him a target for a shadowy agency that will stop at nothing to prevent another catastrophe like the one that leveled Tokyo. At the core of the agency’s motivation is a raw, all-consuming fear of an unthinkable, monstrous power known only as Akira.

Katsuhiro Otomo’s stunning science fiction masterpiece is considered by many to be the finest work of graphic fiction ever produced, and Otomo’s brilliant animated film version is regarded worldwide as a classic.

February 25, 2019  

Ep 150 - Gotham City Sirens

This Week:Gotham City Sirens

Catwoman, Poison Ivy, and Harley Quinn—they’re beautiful, they’re deadly, and for the first time in their lives, all three are trying to fly on the straight and narrow. Tired of playing by other people's rules, regardless of which side of the law they're on, these tough ladies have a new agenda that's all their own, and they'll use any means necessary to pursue it.
 
Only, sometimes, friends can be more trouble than they're worth. Particularly when they're unaccustomed to things like loyalty… or sanity.
 
With the Bat away, these sirens will play, and no one— not Hush, the Riddler, or even the Joker—knows what to expect from the bad girls of Gotham City. But life off the lam is no bed of roses. Especially when maniacs are killing innocents and making it look like the Sirens are the culprits, when Ivy’s new civilian identity proves murderously difficult to maintain, and when Catwoman’s sister comes to town to ride of the demon she believes possesses her… and rid her of her life in the process!

 

Next Week: Last of the Innocent

One-part a coldblooded murder, one-part a twisted meditation on nostalgia through the lens of kids comics. It's "like Watchmen for the Archie set" as Criminal reaches new heights!

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February 4, 2019  

Ep 147 - Batman: Rules of Engagement

This Week: When Catwoman accepted Batman's marriage proposal, she changed more lives than just Bruce Wayne's and Selina Kyle's. A union between the World's Greatest Detective and one of Gotham City's fiercest criminals is a shake-up that will rattle everyone in the Dark Knight's life--from the young vigilantes who make up his surrogate "family," to his legendary friends in the Justice League, to old demons he'd long hoped to leave behind.

Now Batman and Catwoman are on a quest for redemption--a mission deep into a forbidden desert fortress to evolve into something better before they say, "I do." Standing in their way is...well, everybody, including Batman's lethal ex-girlfriend Talia al Ghul.

From desert sands to boardwalk lights, will the Bat and the Cat's search lead them to happiness at last?

Find out in Batman Vol. 5: Rules of Engagement, a major new chapter in the lives of the Dark Knight and his feline fiancée from the acclaimed creative team of Tom King (Mister Miracle) and Joëlle Jones (Supergirl: Being Super), with guest artists Clay Mann and Lee Weeks!

Next Week: Mad science is the punkest s*** there is. Teenage sweethearts Nat & Sumesh spend their nights breaking into abandoned superlabs to steal the parts they need to build a time machine - and they've just found the most important piece. But mysterious entities keep trying to stop them from turning it on. Now all they've gotta do is hang on long enough to figure out why. Magdalene Visaggio (Eisner-nominated Kim & Kim) and Eryk Donovan (Memetic) bring you a high-octane adventure full of robots, muscle cars, and queer-a** skater punks in Quantum Teens are Go.

 

Episode 147- Batman: Rules of Engagement is Out Now! On: ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

December 31, 2018  

Ep 142 - Batman: Death of the Family

This Week: One year ago, the Joker limped off the streets of Gotham, mutilated and scarred when someone had taken the pale white skin right off of his face.  

But now, the Dark Knight’s greatest foe has returned but for once, Batman doesn’t seem to be his target. Instead, the Joker turns his vile hatred towards Commissioner Gordon, Alfred, Robin, Nightwing, Batgirl, Red Hood and Red Robin … the only family Bruce Wayne has left. The Clown Prince of Crime will unleash his most unpredictable, vicious and psychotic assault ever on everyone Batman holds dear. 

Can Batman stop his arch-rival’s most deranged assault ever? Or will the cost of a deadly secret be a family member’s life?  

Next Week: What's to Love: Lumberjanes is the hit series from the BOOM! Box imprint that features five rad ladies who fight monster baddies with the power of friendship! Written by Noelle Stevenson (Nimona, Adventure Time) and newcomer Grace Ellis, and illustrated by Brooke Allen (A Home for Mr. Easter), this new series has taken comics by storm and placed on many Best-of-the-Year lists, including Comics Alliance, Entertainment Weekly, and Comic Book Resources.What It Is: At Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet's Camp for Hardcore Lady Types, things are not what they seem. Three-eyed foxes. Secret caves. Anagrams! Luckily, Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley are five rad, butt-kicking best pals determined to have an awesome summer together...and they're not gonna let a magical quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way! The mystery keeps getting bigger, and it all begins here.

Episode 142- Batman: Death of the Family Out Now! On: ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

December 3, 2018  

Ep 138 - Identity Crisis

This Week: With one of their own dead, the entire superhero community searches for the killer, fearing their own loved ones may be the next targets. But before the mystery is fully solved, long-buried secrets of the heroes rise to the surface, threatening to tear apart and divide the heroes before they can bring the mysterious killer to justice.

Rife with mystery, intrigue and tragedy, Meltzer brings the nuance and suspense of a mystery novel to the printed page, turning our conception of the mythological Justice League on its head and showing the deep humanity in our favorite heroes. With pencils by the divine Rags Morales, IDENTITY CRISIS is one of the great tales in League lore.

Next Week: In GOD COUNTRY, readers meet Emmett Quinlan, an old widower rattled by dementia. Emmett isn't just a problem for his children—his violent outbursts are more than the local cops can handle. When a tornado levels his home—as well as the surrounding West Texas town—a restored Quinlan rises from the wreckage. 

An enchanted sword at the eye of the storm gives him more than a sound mind and body, however. He's now the only man who can face these otherworldly creatures the sword has drawn down to the Lone Star State... 

Episode 138- Identity Crisis Out Now! On: ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

October 15, 2018  

Ep 131 - Justice League Dark

This Week: The witch known as The Enchantress has gone mad, unleashing a wave of chaos that not even the combined powers of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Cyborg can stop. Shade the Changing Man, Madame Xanadu, Deadman, Zatanna, Mindwarp and John Constantine may be our only hope - but how can we put our trust in beings whose very presence makes ordinary people break out in a cold sweat? Critically acclaimed writer Peter Milligan brings together an unorthodox team for the most unnatural threats. With stunning art by up and coming star Mikel Janin, Justice League Dark Vol. 1 visits the unexplored corners of the DCU!

Next Week: We have a special guest, the writer for Plastic was kind enough to take some time and talk to us at FanX.  That interview is part of next weeks episode.

Retired serial killer Edwyn Stoffgruppen is in love with Virginia, a girl he “met online.” Her affection quiets his vile urges. 

Together, they tour the back roads of America in their LTD Crown Vic, eating doughnuts and enjoying their insatiable appetites for each other. Life is good...until a Louisiana billionaire kidnaps Virginia, forcing Edwyn to kill again in exchange for her freedom. 

And the twist to all of this? Virginia is a sex doll.

Writer DOUG WAGNER teams up with artists DANIEL HILLYARD and LAURA MARTIN for a chilling new crime series that ROBERT KIRKMAN (THE WALKING DEAD) reviewed as: “This is the weirdest s**t I've ever read. I love it!” 

Episode 131- Justice League Dark Out Now! On: ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

September 3, 2018  

Ep 125 - Superman vs Muhammad Ali

This Week: We start our Sports Ball Month with Muhammad Ali vs Superman.  Two legendary figures meet for the first time in this spectacular adventure, as an alien race called the Scrubb demand that Earth's greatest champion battle their world's own greatest fighter. Both Superman and Muhammad Ali step forward -- and to determine who is truly Earth's greatest fighter, Superman temporarily loses his powers and faces Ali in the ring. Ultimately, the duo must work together to defeat the Scrubb, with Ali taking on their champion while Superman battles their space-armada.

Next Week: It’s time for the football with the Southern Bastards. Earl Tubb is an angry old man with a very big stick. Euless Boss is a high school football coach with no more room in his office for trophies and no more room underneath the bleachers for burying bodies. And they're just two of the folks you'll meet in Castor County, Alabama, home of Boss BBQ, the state champion Runnin' Rebs and more bastards than you've ever seen!

Episode 125- Superman vs Muhammad Ali Out Now! On ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

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! 

Available on ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

April 30, 2018  

Ep 107 - Batman: War Crimes

This Month: Tensions escalate and war comes to Gotham City when Batman is drawn into a skirmish between rival gangs. As Gotham’s biggest gang battle ignites, Batman must call on all his available allies—Oracle, Batgirl, Nightwing, Orpheus, Onyx and Tarantula—to preserve life and contain the chaos while trying to determine who started this outbreak of violence. Plus, Tim Drake must abandon his role as Robin and Batman gets an unexpected (and unwelcome) replacement in the form of Spoiler. 

BATMAN: WAR GAMES: the saga that changed the criminal underworld of Gotham City forever! 

Episode 107 - Batman: War Crimes is out on April 30th,  Find this, and all our other episodes on iTunesStitcherGooglePlay, Podbean, YouTube and TuneIn