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    June 10, 2016 4:17 pm Excellent podcast as always Josh. Request time, Nick Spencer and Steve Lieber.
    October 25, 2015 5:35 pm We all know Josh has a very supportive wife. She let him decorate their whole basement in that Silence of the Lambs motif.
    October 5, 2015 6:15 pm Oh man, there is one blatant panel in the Batman Annual where he has that right hand as well. It probably shouldn't, but that kind of mistake drives me crazy. Just get a prosthetic already so we can avoid this problem in the future.
    August 30, 2015 5:26 pm First, congratulations on #500 guys! That's a damn big number and it is much appreciated by this listener. Thanks, and here's to hoping for another 500. I'm looking forward to 501, I expect it will be a lot of fun. Now, speaking of golden age heroes, anybody read Ant-Man Last Days this week? It's a great nod as it turns out the old lady that loaned the money to Scott for his security company is Mary Morgan/Miss Patriot and she runs a retirement community for super heroes and villains. Great little story here, plus we get to see Scott breaking Captain America's "first and most important rule of becoming an Avenger" with a certain Superior Foes member as the world comes to an end. Great and funny issue that should lead into the coming relaunch.
    May 24, 2015 6:24 pm The Fade Out is one of those series that I've considered dropping a couple of different times between the often lengthy time between issues, yet every time I finish an issue, I say to myself, there's no way I can drop this book. It's just too good and so well crafted. Sean Phillips art never fails to impress. On Secret Wars, I have to ask. Did either of you read Planet Hulk? If not, I'll pitch it to you, since I found it by far the best of the tie-ins this week. I don't think it has anything to do with the original Planet Hulk, and all you really need to know is that Doom is the overlord of this mashed world of characters that are from who knows what original universe. A badass gladiator Steve Rogers with his shield, an axe, and the red t-rex Devil Dinosaur he rides, have to go to the gamma irradiated region full of Hulks, and other creatures, to rescue his captured friend. Art is by Marc Laming, who I'd never heard of, but will certainly be on my radar going forward, and is really good. A surprisingly fun first issue.
    December 21, 2014 11:08 pm Great episode guys, and thanks to all for another great year of podcasts...mostly.
    October 26, 2014 7:55 pm Josh, if Lazarus were to get cancelled, I'll be going to and order some pitchforks to march next to you. Seriously, if I could only read one book now it would be Lazarus. Just amazing character and world building issue after issue and Larks' art is as impressive as ever. The subtleties in his facial expressions and the emotions they convey never cease to amaze. I'll lose all faith in the comic reading public if it gets cancelled before Rucka and Lark finish this story.
    October 19, 2014 6:49 pm 1) There's actually one more issue of Superior Foes to go next month. How they are going to end it after this issues finale I have no idea, but I can't wait and I'll savor every page. 2) You may have inadvertently came up with an excellent idea for a new Wolverine series. The hell with this legacy crap. I want to see "A day with Logan", a series of one shots where a different hero or mutant spends the day parading around the encased Logan and where they go and what they do with him. He's like the freaking Stanley Cup now.
    September 14, 2014 8:03 pm I feel for you guys when it comes time to pick a top 5 this year. So many great books right now. I'd struggle picking a top 5 of just Image books. Having said that, Lazarus and Velvet are both exceptional and would be on my list. Some obligatory '80s movie recommendations: History of the World - Mel Brooks at his finest Hollywood Knights - cross between American Graffiti and Porky's Bachelor Party - Tom Hanks before he got all serious and shit Night Shift - Henry Winkler and Michael Keaton become pimps working out of a morgue Gung Ho - Michael Keaton tries to save an unemployed town by bringing a Japanese Auto Plant in, great piece on cultural differences at the time Harlem Nights - just an awesome collection of comedic talent Stir Crazy - Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder, surely you've seen this Airport - I am serious, and stop calling me surely The Naked Gun franchise - can't get enough Leslie Nielson slapstick Any and all Monty Python films That's all for now or I won't stop
    September 7, 2014 6:01 pm Great podcast, lot of great books this week! Southern Bastards was outstanding. Really strong emotional story, writing, and art. Kinda surprised you guys didn't mention what I thought could be the most important part of that last page reveal, his daughter is black. If this series didn't have enough tension already, I'm really interested to see if they are going to tackle the ugliness of racial tensions and prejudices. Superior Foes, oh how I'm going to miss the. Just a brilliantly funny and clever series. Every page genuinely has something to make me laugh. Hammerhead's psychiatrist session and Overdrive turning the mobility scooter into a steam-roller in the bar fight were this issues highlights for me. Anybody read the new issue of Moon Knight with the new creative team? Any thoughts or opinions? Lastly, how long until you're pushing the inevitable iFanboy/Oh, Comics crossover? Don't follow that dark path, but seriously, I look forward to checking it out.