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

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August 4, 2022

Issue 39: Crazyman

This episode, we're traveling back to the early 90s to discuss a nuanced and empathetic look at mental health. 

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Howdy, pardner! This week, it's time to saddle up and embrace the Code of the West as we talk with Alphabet Flight about the cult 90s cartoon Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa!

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July 7, 2022

Issue 37: Abortion Eve

We'll get back to doing funny episodes about goofy moments in comic history in two weeks, but we decided to adjust our schedule. Today, we're talking about Abortion Eve, an underground feminist comic that came out shortly after Roe v Wade was decided, and what's happening now that the Supreme Court has overturned that case. Read the rest of this entry »

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Let's go back, BACK, BACK(!) to the 80s and talk about one of the first Marvel superhero movies to ever come out: The Punisher starring Dolph Lundgren! And –because we're talking about a classic 80s movie– we brought in some experts: Santos and Freddy from the incredible podcast 88 Miles Per Hour. So sit back, relax, and get ready to murder some criminals... 80s style. 

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Hello, everyone, and Happy Pride! 

In honor of Pride 2022, we're doing a mini-episode to talk about a little queer history in the four-color realm. Today, we're discussing the first same-sex kisses in mainstream comics. 

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It's time to get bit by a suspicious spider and slip into some spandex! This week we're joined by our Podcast BFFs Dear Watchers for a roundtable discussion about the various Spider-Man films and how they're all connected. Read the rest of this entry »

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Alright, nerds! Today we're talking about the 1988 Advanced Dungeons & Dragons from DC Comics.  Important topics covered: How DC and TSR started working together, which god would serve the best drinks in Waterdeep, and what's the cringiest spell to cast. 

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Roll for initiative, players! We're onto part two of our look into the early history of Dungeons and Dragons in comic books. This episode, we're checking out The Dragonlance Saga, the first official DND comic books, which were eventually published by DC Comics. Read the rest of this entry »

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Make a history check, players! Today we're kicking off a three-part look at the early history of Dungeons and Dragons in comic books. This episode we're talking about The Realm, a 1980s fantasy series from Arrow Comics that managed to deliver a DND-esque story about before the official brand hit comic shops. Joining us is Kelly Galten of the award-winning game shop Goblin Bros.

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Are you ready to emerge from the depths of comics history as we finish Jessika's recent finds from a shop in Massachusetts? This week we're coasting the currents via Aquaman's second volume, a 1980s miniseries that wound up providing a soft reboot to the character and setting him up with the origin story that's pretty much been canon ever since. 

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