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I Breathed A Body #1

One part a look at social media and it’s effect on our lives, one part horror comic, one part great story telling, and one part great art. Plus it’s from Aftershock so you know it’s good. The entire team here is bringing down the hammer with this one.

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Marvel Nemesis Rise of the Imperfects with Robert Secundus (Comics XF)

The world of comics and games, as evidenced by the existence of this podcast, have a decent amount of crossover. But a game where you introduce a whole new team to an already established universe? And have a tie in comic? That’s got to be pretty rare, right?

Listen in as Robert Secundus from Comics XF comes on the show to help take a look at Marvel Nemesis Rise of the Imperfects.

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The Polar Paradox with Frank Martin

What do space and the ocean have in common? A lot of things actually. Like people getting lost and having close encounters with giant monsters who probably want to eat them.

Listen in as Frank Martin comes to talk about his new Kickstarter comic project The Polar Paradox.

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Fist of the North Star 10 Big Brawls for the King of the Universe with Andrew Mecha Davis (Popanimecomics)

These days when a series is based all around fighting and punching people in the face it’s a surprise when there isn’t a fighting game to go along with it. But did you know that there was a time when Street Fighter II hadn’t come out yet? And that people were making fighting games before it?

Listen in as Andrew Mecha Davis from Popanimecomics joins the show to help take a look at Fist of the North Star 10 Big Brawls for the King of the Universe to help solve the mystery of why this anime hasn’t been bigger in the US. And possibly set a new record for longest Play Comics episode title. I’m too lazy to actually go check on that one though, it just feels right.

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Scout’s Honor with David Pepose

It’s a thing we’ve all seen before. Post apocalyptic worlds and the groups who rise to power in which to rule them. And it’s something I’ll never really get tired of because all that really means is that you have a fairly familiar stepping stone into a story that can truly go anywhere. That’s what we have here in Scout’s Honor (published by those AfterShock dudes who are trying to take all my money by doing silly things like printing good comics and getting creators who are cool people) and why I’m spending this episode talking to writer David Pepose.

Listen in as I talk to David about how this wonderful book came to be and what drives him to write the way he does. 

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M.O.D.O.K. Head Games with Jordan Blum

Comics have  such a long history that there’s no way anybody can know everything about every character. M.O.D.O.K. is that way for me. I have an idea of who this giant killing organism is but only because he’s happened to be in other things.  

Good thing I have Jordan Blum, one of the writers on the current mini-series M.O.D.O.K Head Games, on to let me know how much fun this series is (he’s right) and how it’s OK that I really don’t know much going into reading this or watching the TV show due out later this year.

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The Rise of Ultraman #1

I picked up this comic to review because I had never heard of this hero before. There is a reason for that. This character is primarily found in older TV series in Japan. However, let me tell you Marvel has done a great job at creating a fast paced story with the character borrowed from Tsuburaya Productions. The essence of this comic is big monster fights which I am a huge fan of. Though there is a new twist on the big monster fights. The reader gets a protagonist to follow and root for in these fights.

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Hulk (2003) with Josh Sutton (Panels to Pixels)

No matter what you want to think, the Ang Lee Hulk film exists. And there’s a game to go with it. Yup, it’s a movie tie in game and we all know how those were back in the day.

Or do we? Listen in as Josh Sutton from Panels to Pixels takes a stab at convincing you that not only is this a good movie to go watch, but it’s also not a horrible game to go with it.

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Dune: House Atreides #1

There are so many ways to experience the world that is the Dune universe.  Your experience could be from the 1965 novel by Frank Herbert or its five sequels, the 1984 movie based off the novel directed by David Lynch, Dune the Graphic Novel, or you could choose this 12 part series published by BOOM! Studios.  I know  the big experience I am looking forward to is the Dune movie coming out in 2021 that is directed by Denis Villeneuve which could have been the deciding factor in picking up this comic.

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Sea of Sorrows with Rich Douek

Let’s cut to the chase here. I’m a sucker for creators who I see out in the world pushing their stuff. Rich was out in the world pushing his stuff. It certainly doesn’t hurt that Sea of Sorrows is the kind of thing I’d want to read anyway. Historical horror with a lot of it happening under the sea? Yup, sign me up right now. I even wrote a review you can read here.

So like I said, I’m really excited to have Rich Douek on the show to talk about Sea of Sorrows and how it came to be in this crazy world we’ve had this year. Just a heads up though, there were some screaming child audio issues. I did what I could with those.

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Giga #2

Words: Alex Paknadel Art: John Lê Colors: Roshan Kurichiyanil Letters: Aditya Bidikar Publisher: Vault Let’s get one thing out of the way real quick. If you haven’t read Giga #1…

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Octobug with Eric Bailey (Tiny Bookshelf)

I look at comics all the time here in this Creator Talk set of bonus episodes. And I’ve looked at a card game that you play in the real world with actual, physical cards like some kind of caveperson. But somehow I’ve never looked at an actual video game. Until now that is. 

Time to get old friend Eric Bailey from Tiny Bookshelf to break through that barrier with his game Octobug. You play as a spider trying to get to the end of levels filled with flies. It’s an old school platformer which reminds me a lot of NES games or computer games from when I was in elementary school. 

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Zen Intergalactic Ninja With Steve Honeycutt (Ray Can’t Sleep)

Ninjas are cool. Aliens are cool. So why not make a ninja that’s also an alien? And also has a team of rag tag environment saving sidekicks to help him out? Saving the environment via something aimed at kids and hoping they’ll pressure their adult overlords into following suit is still cool right?

Enter Steve Honeycutt from Ray Can’t Sleep to help us take a look at this alien life form that inexplicably wants to save the Earth.

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Sea of Sorrows #1

I realize with this one that I’m a sucker for finding creators on Twitter and reading their stuff because of our interactions over there. I’m a simple guy, if someone asks people to read their thing then I’ll probably read it. I guess this doesn’t really have anything to do with anything except that I feel like part of me writing these reviews is letting you know why I read something.

So Rich Douek sent me over a copy, I read it, I loved it. It became the first thing that someone working at my local comic shop recommended to me. Let’s just say it was a good move all around.

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Long Ago & Far Away with Chris Mancini

There are tons of stories about little kids who get to go to other worlds and have grand adventures. Like literally tons, and I’m cool with that. But what I really want to know is how they handled things afterwards. Outside of Peter Pan related things (and Narnia but I think that’s a bit of a stretch) there isn’t really anything.

That’s where Chris Mancini from White Cat Entertainment can help out. Listen in as we talk to Chris about his comic Long Ago & Far Away, which takes a look at what happens when a 30 year old former child hero gets sucked back into the far away world that he helped save long ago.

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Fist of the North Star with Jordan Forbes (Shonen Flop)

Post apocalyptic mayhem. New societies and population groups popping up and insisting that they are living the right way. The power struggle between might and right. Giant weaponized vehicles storming across the desert sands. OK, maybe not that last one, but what do I know?

Good thing I have Jordan Forbes from Shonen Flop to help me out with a look at Fist of the North Star on NES. Listen in as we look at yet another game that should have been featured earlier in the run of the show but I just didn’t know it was based on a comic so we’re making up for it now.

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Lonely Receiver with Jen Hickman and Zac Thompson

Let’s get one thing straight. Lonely Receiver is a really fun read. Jen Hickman and Zac Thompson are really great humans.  Together the make a really good team on a book that you really should be reading. And to have two of the people working on it to come talk about it? That’s really super cool.

Listen in as Jen Hickman and Zac Thompson come talk about where this crazy (in the best way possible) series came from, how they got into comics, and whether they think it’s a good idea to send them pictures of your cats.

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Supernaut

A crazy step into the cosmic cosmos with the art and story to back it up. Get ready for a fun ride.

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Fester’s Quest with Michael Bivens (Silent Journeys)

Everyone that I know who knows who The Addams family is knows them from the 1960s TV show or the 90s movies. A few people from this game. But basically nobody that I know knew that The Addams Family was a comic. For real, do you know anybody who knew that? I sure didn’t.

Neither did this week’s guest Michael Bivens from Silent Journeys. But he very much did know about the old TV show. I’m really glad I had someone for this episode that grew up with the show a lot more than I did.

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An Embarrassment of Witches with Sophie Goldstein

We need something wholesome and real life looking and coming of age but also magical. I wonder where we could get something like that right now. Hmmmm, let me think over that one.

Normally I’d ask Sophie Goldstein if she had anything, but I already know that a possible answer here is here recent book An Embarrassment of Witches. Just trust me and go read this one. It’s great, she’s great, show us pictures of your cats.