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Todd McFarlane’s Spawn with BJ Mendelson

Even without reading comics growing up, my friends and I always knew about Spawn. Or at least that he existed. Not that we really knew anything about him. But come on, look at the guy! How can he not be cool? Listen in as author and comic writer BJ Mendelson comes to talk not only Spawn as a character but also the fascinating real life origin story of the comic and how this is possibly the most 90s thing that ever 90s-ed.

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Adventures of Batman and Robin with Chris Sims (War Rocket Ajax)

Batman the Animated Series is apparently a huge part of a ton of childhoods. Except mine, because I somehow kept missing it. But from giving characters much better back stories to creating a few characters that we couldn’t imagine not having today to just being objectively awesome, it’s an important part of today’s Batman culture.So of course it had a game to go with it. You know, besides the Gameboy title that it actually shared a name with the series. Listen in as Chris Sims from War Rocket Ajax, The ISB, and writer of some Marvel things comes to talk about a wonderful pair of Batman games, and a few others that exist.

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Speed Racer in My Most Dangerous Adventures with Micah Ulmer (Speed Racer Daily)

Here comes Speed Racer racing around the track. But he’s got the the Car Acrobatic Team hot on his tail. Can Speed make it around the curve and onto the finish line without getting caught?

Micah Ulmer joins the show to help find out where exactly Speed got his origins and all kinds of cool things that show this franchise is more than just that anime you saw when you were 6.

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Amazing Spider-Man 2 and 3 with Paul Csomo (Varmints)

Spider-Man is back at it again with some more attempts released by LJN. But can everyone’s favorite wall crawler make a better impression when a new development studio is brought in to bring him to the small screen?

Paul Csomo returns to take another crack at Spider-Man. Do things get better here? Or is it just a continued downward spiral, waiting for that one Spider-Man game we know is coming that will bring us out of the darkness?

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Justice League Task Force with Paul Combs (Nooks and Crannies)

The Justice League has some of the most iconic characters that comics have ever known. But what happens when you take a super hero super group and branch off from that?

Paul Combs stops by the show to take a look at the offshoot of the offshoot of a team up. Yeah, that’s nowhere near the most convoluted part.

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Bonus: The Eynes Anthology Book One with John Horsley

Remember John Horsley? You know, the guy from y2cl.net? He’s been on the show a few times. But this one is a little bit different because we’re here to look at something that he’s making instead.

You see John, along with a ton of other people way more talented than me, are making a comic called The Eynes Anthology. And I was lucky enough to get John to come on the show and tell us about it. But he can describe it a lot better than I can.

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The Mask with Karrington Martin (Real Dudes Podcast)

Did you know The Mask was a comic? Us either. But somehow Dark Horse got a movie made about a comic that totally slipped past my young knowledge.

But how well did the Jim Carey movie stick to the comics? Listen in as Karrington Martin from Real Dudes Podcast comes back to take a look at this movie tie in game that takes full advantage of Carey’s insanity.

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OMG CHRIS ACTUALLY MADE A THING

Patreon post with some behind the scenes audio. If you want to be able to hear it head on over to Patreon and follow Ninja Penguin Pods and join any tier.

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Wolverine Adamantium Rage with Chris Baker (SuperHero.VG)

Remember back in the 1990s when Wolverine was everywhere and you couldn’t get away from him? When if there was ever going to be a game focusing on just a single member of the X-Men that it would unquestionably be him? And how we already got that once? Well guess what, it’s time for round two!

Listen in as Chris Baker from SuperHero.vg and author of WRONG! Retro Games, You Messed Up Our Comic Book Heroes! comes by to look at the 16 bit entry. Or is it entries? Just listen, I’m sure we’ll figure it out along the way.

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X-Men 2 The Clone Wars with Brandon Cruz (Apathetic Enthusiasm, Interdimensional RSS, Submitted For Your Approval)

The X-Men Return in the sequel to the classic Genesis game. This time around they actually get to leave the mansion and head out into the world. But can they defeat the Phalanx when they come to destroy all mutants?

Listen in as Brandon Cruz from Apathetic Enthusiasm, or is it Intergalactic RSS, or maybe it’s Submitted For Your Approval, aww crap I think we might have a clone problem…

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State of the Podcast January 2019

Just a quick note about what’s been going on with Play Comics, Meddling Kids, and Ninja Penguin as a whole. Spoiler alert: I think you should be excited about what’s coming up in every facet.

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Emulation Roundtable with Derek Graziano (The Sometimes Geek/Rolling Misadventures), Karrington Martin (Real Dudes Podcast), and Justin Reed (Game n Watch)

Things stay off the normal path this week as Derek Graziano (The Sometimes Geek and Rolling Misadventures), Karrington Martin (Real Dudes Podcast) and Just Reed (Game N’ Watch) come by to talk emulation. Our personal histories, how our views have changed, and the inevitable discussion on PlayStation Classic.

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Attack of the Feels

Sorry, if you’re looking for a regular episode then this just isn’t the week for you. Instead of your regularly scheduled comic and video game comparison I’m taking this week to highlight just some of the many people that have made this show what it is today. Running the spectrum from purely podcast inspiration to full on friendship there’s no way I can talk about everyone that needs to be here.

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Venom/Spider-Man: Separation Anxiety with Tyler Kirby (Better Than Static)

Imagine a world where Venom is cool enough to get his own comic, but when they make the game they go and name it after a Spider-Man run instead. That just sounds horrible doesn’t it?

You don’t have to, because Tyler Kirby from Better than Static returns to the show to talk Venom/Spider-Man: Separation Anxiety. 

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Batman Forever with Alex Whiteley (Thors-kin)

In the 1990s Batman was everything. A comic movie franchise, cartoons, you name it. And then things started to fall off the rails. Tim Burton gets pushed out the door and we get this. But will the game be worth it despite the movie? Or will we get yet another example of a weak game that exists only because of a movie tie in?
Listen as Alex Whiteley from Thors-Kin joins the show to talk Batman Forever.

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Spider-Man the Animated Series with Matt Gardner (Floating Hands Studios)

Spider-Man makes another appearance and this time time it’s based on the 1994 animated series. So with such an iconic part of my childhood as the basis, this game has to be good? Right? 

Listen in as Matt Gardner from Floating Hands Studios and writer of the comic Alabaster Shadows comes on the show to take a look at this SNES and Genesis take on our favorite wall crawler.

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Acts of Friendship with Mikey and Devin (The Young Ones and Exiled/Multiversal Q)

BONUS EPISODE TIME! Take a listen as Mikey from The Young Ones and Devin from Exiled come on the show to talk about what comic properties should have a game (but don’t) and what makes some games and other general talk of what makes a good comic based game.

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Marvel Super Heroes in War of the Gems with Scott Thrower (Fairy Tales for Unwanted Children)

The Avengers make their return here, this time taking on Thanos in a very loose retelling of the Infinity War story. You know, nowhere near the time the movie was released in theaters or on DVD or anything.

Listen in as Scott Thrower from Fairy Tales for Unwanted Children  joins the show to talk Marvel Super Heroes in War of the Gems!

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To The Polls!

It’s election day on Tuesday, and that means a lot of people are going to get pissed because their candidate or issue doesn’t win. But…

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Death and Return of Superman with Michael Bailey (The Fortress of Baileytude Podcast Network)

So we’ve seen Superman games before, and we know how I feel about them. But maybe, just maybe, we’ve found one that actually does Superman justice.

Listen in as Michael Bailey from The Fortress of Baileytude Podcast Network (including From Crisis to Crisis) joins the show to talk Death and Return of Superman.

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