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Captain America Infinity Comics with Jay Edidin

I’m not going to dance around it. This is a story that needs to be told right now. In so many ways the world is going to shit. And sadly part of that seems to be comic characters being twisted in the minds of people in ways that fit the exact opposite of what the character actually represents.

I can’t think of anyone better to have written this story and to talk about it than Jay Edidin. Listen in as we talk about the wild ride that the Captain America story from Marvel’s new Marvel Unlimited exclusive Infinity Comics line took to come into existence.

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Mutant Academy (All of Them) With Billy

The early 2000s were an exciting time. X-Men had the start of a feature film franchise and I’m sure there isn’t anything that could go wrong with that at all is there….. But for real people were really starting to get the hang of this PlayStation thing. And this was right at the start of every movie having a game to go with it.

Listen in as Billy comes back to help take a look at this game that certainly isn’t a Capcom vs title, but is still nothing to sneeze at. Mostly because that’s a rude thing to do.

This Episode is brought to you in part by Pocus Hocus, a Kickstarter comic that takes a look at what happens when someone sells their soul to the devil and then decides that they want their soul back.

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Spider-Man 2 The Sinister Six with David Gallaher

Well it’s been a nice run of bonus episodes, way more than I ever intended to run back to back to…. well you get the idea. So to get back to the regular episodes I feel like it’s best to go with on of my first loves, our friendly neighborhood wall crawler Spider-Man.

Good thing today’s guest David Gallaher likes Spider-Man too because otherwise this could have gotten weird. Not that it didn’t anyway but at least it’s the kind of weird that we’ve gotten used to on this show.

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Spider-Man Mysterio’s Menace with Aaron Weiss (Weisscast)

It all comes back to Spider-Man doesn’t it? There’s a good reason for that, he is one of Marvel’s premier characters for a reason. We’re just going to have a Spider-Man game for every console aren’t we?

Tune in this week as Aaron Weiss from Weisscast joins the show to help break down why Spider-Man gets so much love in the gaming sphere.

This Episode is brought to you in part by the wonderful Play Comics Patreon Supporters

Posted in Articles

Immortal Publisher Responsibility

By now you’ve probably seen about how this week’s Immortal Hulk issue. Or you’ve had the chance to see it anyway. And if you haven’t…

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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.

Posted in Comic Reviews

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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Spider-Man 2 Enter Electro with Anthony Gramuglia

How do you follow up what is possibly the greatest comic book video game of all time? Or at least was probably holding that spot when it came out. Easy, you just pick the story up right there and start going again. Enter Spider-Man 2: Enter Electro. More like Enter Awesomeness.

Enter Anthony Gramuglia to help break down this not as iconic but equally as good in its own special way sequel, Spider-Man’s place in pop culture, and the Spider-Man comics that were coming out at the time.

Posted in Comic Reviews

X-Men: Marvels Snapshots #1

All my life I’ve heard only 2 opinions of Scott Summers/Cyclops. Either people loved or hated him. Now thanks to this comic from the minds and talent of Jay Edidin (in his comic writing debut no less), Tom Reilly, Chris O’Halloran, and Tom Orzechowski I think I have no choice but to decide which camp I belong in.

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The Incredible Hulk The Pantheon Sage with Diego Rivera (Behold the Sack)

How easy should it be to make a Hulk game? Put things in front of Hulk. Let Hulk smash. It’s not a hard concept really. Especially when you kind of have a story already made for you. You’d think anyone could do it.

Enter Diego Rivera from the Behold The Sack YouTube channel. He likes Hulk. He likes games. It’s a match made in heaven really. If only everything could work out this nicely………

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Spider-Man Lethal Foes with Adam Messinger

Sometimes Japan gets something super cool that we don’t. Alright, that happens all the time. But in this case it really sucks because it’s a good Spider-Man game based on a comic mini series and it really wouldn’t have taken much to get it ready to come out over here.

Listen in as Adam Messinger comes to talk about Spider-Man Lethal Foes and we cry over the fact that this game never got a proper US release.

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X-Men Mutant Wars with Anthony Sytko (Capes on the Couch)

Hot take: the X-Men are a bit popular and were back in the 1990s and early 2000s as well. Shocking, I know. So it’s not a surprise when an X-Men related game comes out at all.

Listen in as Anthony Sytko from Capes on the Couch joins the show to take a look at X-Men Mutant Wars for the Game Boy Color.

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Marvel vs Capcom 2 New Age of Heroes with Trent Seely (Continuity Nod)

This is what the rest of the Capcom fighters focusing on Marvel characters was all leading to. One of the greatest fighting games ever made. The reason to own a Dreamcast. The epic mashup of two legendary companies that has no reason to exist in this world but does anyway.

Listen in as Trent Seely from Continuity Nod comes to talk about what is possibly one of the best games every made. Period. End of discussion.

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Blade with TJ Johnson (Voice from the Underground)

The Marvel cinematic universe might have only existed since 2008, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t Marvel movies before. And I’m not talking about that quack of a Howard the Duck movie either.
Listen in as TJ Johnson from Voice from the Underground and Lakers Fast Break comes to talk about the awesomeness of Blade, being a fractional vampire, and the joys of early 3D gaming.

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X-Men (Game Gear) with Devin Warner (Multiversal Q/Exiled)

Have I told you yet that in the 1990s you couldn’t escape the X-Men if you tried? Because you couldn’t. They literally were everywhere. And there was nothing we could do about it. 

Listen in as Devin Warner from Multiversal Q and Exiled comes on the show to talk about the first X-Men game for Game Gear.

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Spider-Man with Paul Csomo (Varmints)

One of the things that I really love about Spider-Man is how big the cast of other characters is, especially the crossover with other Marvel heroes. Maybe some of that is because he’s the first place I really saw that.

And maybe some of why the first Spider-Man game for PS1 is my all time favorite Spider-Man game in the whole world no question is because it’s the first one I really got to play through over and over and over. Listen in as Paul Csomo from Varmints joins the show to finally talk about what is possibly the game that I get asked about doing the most. Easily top 3 worst case.

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X-Men Gamemaster’s Legacy with L.W. Salinas

The X-Men prove once again that they were such a powerhouse franchise in the 1990s. And when you get to combine a few different story arcs into a single game it has to be good, or at least interesting.

Listen in as L.W. Salinas joins the show to prove how that’s not really the case at all with Gamemaster’s Legacy for the Sega Game Gear.

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Marvel vs Capcom Clash of Super Heroes with John Horsley (Spoiler Country)

Marvel vs Capcom. You knew this day was comping. An epic showdown between some of your favorite comic characters against some of your favorite video game characters. No reasons besides it’s cool. Do you really need one?

Listen in as John Horsley from Spoiler Country joins the show to talk about this wonderful gem of a game that we all owe so much to. And the PlayStation version that isn’t quite as good.

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X-Men Mojo World with Zack Jenkins (Battle of the Atom)

X-Men is a weird universe anyway. You can fit in just about environment in. You can have just about any kind of character you want. Basically you can do whatever you want and it’ll make sense. There’s a reason why “Because X-Men” is a valid explanation for just about anything.

Then Mojo World just flips everything on it’s head. And here we have a wonderful Game Ge- oh who am I kidding it’s Game Gear. Listen in as Zack Jenkins from Battle of the Atom joins the show and we try not to throw up.