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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! 


March 19, 2018  

Ep 101 - X-men God Loves Man Kills

This Week: The Uncanny X-Men. Magneto, master of magnetism. The bitterest of enemies for years. But now they must join forces against a new adversary who threatens them all and the entire world besides in the name of God. In God Loves, Man Kills.


To her parents, Linda is a former good girl who now dabbles on the wrong side of the law. To her friends, she’s a struggling artist and the ultimate Supergirl fan. To her boyfriend, Buzz, she’s an eager accomplice as they try to harness dark forces more powerful than either of them can control. And after Buzz tries to use her to summon a demon, Linda Danvers is...dead?

To save Linda’s life, Matrix, a protoplasmic version of Supergirl, uses her powers to fuse the two of them together. Now, sharing memories, sharing superpowers, the entity formerly known as Linda Danvers is something else entirely. Is Linda still a human with the same damaged soul? Or has Supergirl done the unthinkable and stolen a new life for herself?

There are no easy answers, but Linda knows she must use her new powers to atone for her past sins. Because whatever else she may be, for now, she’s... 


Episode 101 - X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills is out on March 19th,  Find this, and all our other episodes on iTunesStitcherGooglePlay, Podbean and TuneIn

September 4, 2017  

Ep 73 - Age of X

In a world where the X-Men never existed and mutantkind has been hunted to extinction, the few remaining mutants have banded together to make their last stand. What has led Magneto and these warped X-Men to these dire circumstances - and who can save them all? We find out this week with Age of X.

Next week Archie, one of the longest-running titles in comic book history, is rebooted here in this full-color collection that brings together two of the most talented creators in comics, Mark Waid and Fiona Staples. Together they create a surprising and definitive take on Archie's origin--a story that has never been told. The book will captures the bite and hilarious edge of Archie's original tales in a modern, forward-looking manner, while still retaining the character's all-ages appeal. If classic Archie is a Saturday morning cartoon, this new series is prime time!

Episode 73 - Age of X,  is out on September 4th.  Find this, and all our other episodes on iTunesStitcherGooglePlay, and TuneIn

January 30, 2017  

Episode 42 - X-Men: Muntant Genesis

We finish off our month long celebration of beginning, origins, and fresh starts with X-Men Mutant Genesis.  A restart for the X-Men, but the beginning of the end for writer Chris Claremont.  

Next week we begin a new month with an artist spot light on Brian K. Vaughn.  We have already read and enjoyed Saga, and Dr. Strange: The Oath. Now we explore his other works.  First up is Ex Machina, which explores how a former super hero balances his heroic past with his new job as Mayor of New York City.

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December 12, 2016  

Episode 35 - Excalibur Vol 3

This week we are diving into the end of Alan Davis’ run on Excalibur. Q’s white elephant gift to us all gives us the warpies story line, as well as the return of the Dark Phoenix.

Next Week is Bryan’s recommendation: Eric Powells Chimichanga.  A fun little story about a bearded young lady and her pet monster.  


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August 22, 2016  

Episode 19 - X-Men vs The Avengers (1987)

Its second tier hero madness with 1987s The X-Men vs. The Avengers.  With so much fighting, drama, and inaccurate international law, you’ll think its professional wrestling.  

Todd was attempting to join us from the Nevada Desert.  Sadly it seems he was taken prisoner by robot overlords.  Hopefully a worm hole will open up next week to let him join us again.

We are not sure what book we will be reading next week.  We will announce on our social media as soon as we know. 

May 23, 2016  

Episode 6 - X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga

A new X-Men film is just about here, and we have returned to an X-men Classic.  This week we are drinking to, and reading The Dark Phoenix Saga.  Who knew a comic book that is older than most of us could be so sexy?  Next week, we are reading and discussing “Chew: Tasters Choice” the first trade paperback of Chew from 2009.  Read, and drink along with us.  


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