Ten Cent Takes

A podcast looking at comics, pop culture, and how the two connect. Come for the history, stay for the swearing.

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16 hours ago

Just because they're beloved brands from the 1980s doesn't mean they're not in the dollar bins! Today we're talking about Transformers/Back to the Future and TMNT: The Armageddon Game. 

Issue 51: Spanner’s Galaxy

Thursday Jan 26, 2023

Thursday Jan 26, 2023

Pull on your pirate boots and ready your sheks, because it's time to talk about one of DC's strangest, least-known comic series from the 1980s: Spanner's Galaxy! 

Thursday Jan 19, 2023

Mike and Jessika's latest discoveries show the dollar bins continue to bear fruit! This week, we're talking about Orphan and the Five Beasts from Dark Horse, as well as IDW's recent Terminator vs Transformers comic. 

Issue 50: DC’s Super Powers

Thursday Jan 12, 2023

Thursday Jan 12, 2023

We're revisiting Mike's childhood to take a long look at DC's Super Powers Collection, the action figures that inspired all sorts of tie-in products like puffy stickers, Play-Doh sets, and multiple comic book series from Jack Kirby. 

Thursday Jan 05, 2023

Welcome back to another episode of Dollar Bin Discoveries! This time, Mike and Jessika found some cool finds from legendary writers Grant Morrison and Cullen Bunn: St. Swithin's Day and The Heathens. 

Issue 49: Firestar

Thursday Dec 29, 2022

Thursday Dec 29, 2022

Another dollar bin find pays off! Jessika's discovery of the complete 1980s Firestar miniseries sent us down a rabbit hole complete with the realization that we're going to need to return to the character at some point in order to talk about another series. 

Thursday Dec 22, 2022

We're back for another Dollar Bin Discovery! Today, we're looking at Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #53 (and how strangely problematic it is), as well as the first issue of The Darkness/Superman crossover miniseries. 

Thursday Dec 15, 2022

It's that time of year! Time for friends, time for joy, and time for weird comics! This year, we're checking out the Superstar Holiday Special which is one of the wildest anthology issues we've ever come across. 

Thursday Dec 08, 2022

Today we're discussing two early 90s Marvel comics we found in the dollar bins. One of them is a series most people never heard of, the other is... um... mildly upsetting because of its cover content. 

Issue 47: Fish Police

Thursday Dec 01, 2022

Thursday Dec 01, 2022

What happens when you mix pulp noire narrative devices, anthropomorphic fish, and the male gaze? You get Fish Police, one of the strangest indy comics to ever hit the 1980s. 

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