This week, we’re holding nothing back. The kid gloves are off, all our cards are on the table, and we’re telling the whole story. And I mean The Whole Story (5:40).
So just what is The Whole Story? If you’re a gamer of any shape, size, or color, you know that there are various indie game bundles available now (examples of which you can find here and here), bundles that ask you to pay a price you determine. In return, you get access to DRM-free games. Simple as that, you pay more, you might get more, but mostly you’re just helping out a great cause (supporting the developers as well as giving to a number of gaming-centered charities).
All-star comicker and just all-around-awesome-dude Ryan Estrada has gotten together arguably the most illustrious group of comics people and put together seven books, all of which can be yours for various amounts of your generous giving. The names include (but are not limited to…)
- (7:34) Ryan Estrada, Box Brown, Ryan North, Meredith Gran, Doug TenNapel, Erika Moen, KC Green, Zach Weiner, Katie Cook, Malachi Niccole, C. Spike Trotman, David Malki !, Dorothy Gambrell, and Gordon McAlpin
We’ve got previews of all of the books on offer in our possession and will be bringing you our thoughts in the shows to come. In the meantime, stop by the site and get them for yourself. This would be a great thing to see continue for the good work that these creators have done.
Other comics mentioned in our first segment (because Steve didn’t already hate me enough…)
- (10:23) The Kind You Don’t Take Home To Mother
- (11:45) I Think You’re Sauceome
- (12:15) Bear Lawyer
- (12:35) Pirate Penguin vs. Ninja Chicken
- (13:11) 2D Goggles (or The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage)
Our break ramblings consist of a sophisticated, detailed breakdown of the importance of giant, swinging robot testicles in Michael Bay’s filmography. I can think of nothing more fitting than a remix from the NES-born, classic Contra series to guide us through. This offering is Feeding Frenzy by goat (14:46).
Reviewing gag-a-day comics tends to be a task which hinges on one question: are the jokes funny? Without daily guffaws, tee-hees, and LOLs, a comic that relies on a punchline for entertainment will land flat and limp, no question. So what is the verdict for THIS buddy gag-a-day comic?
- (18:08) Super Brophy Bros. by Eli Brophy and James Brophy
Our discussion yields a mixed bag, as well as a discussion of non sequiturs and why they sometimes just don’t work out. Also in our discussion, a comic is mentioned!
- (33:07) Anyone For Rhubarb
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