DS 587: The Future, Conan?

Sure, we looked at this comic back in episode 562, but maybe that was actually another version of us and this is brand new? We’re back with Shen’s (and Megan McKay’s and Dave Mercier’s) Live With Yourself! and it’s just as fun and insane as we (or our other selves) remembered. Jason really enjoyed getting to know all the characters that Steve had already made friends with months ago. Join them and make these loveable weirdos your friends, too!

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DS 586: The Grape Escape

We’re diving back into the fanciful and fun world of fruit stacking competitions with Sam Kim’s Plum! When last we reviewed this delightfully unique comic, the fun was plentiful and the fruit was flying. Hear our joy as we read on and meet even more colorful teams and learn their creative techniques in this bizarrely cute take on … sports? Gonna go with sports.

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DS 585: The Climax is a Bike Race

There’s no feeling like flying down a steep hill at high speeds on your sweet bike. It’s even better when you literally can’t lose a race or look anything other than a super rad dude. That’s the story of Wind Breaker, which follows a mysterious guy with a beat-up bike and the students and other figures that surround him. Hear our voyeuristic views on this exciting world and then catch the virus of competition and read it for yourself.

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DS 584: Knee High To A Pooch You Screwed

Ever think you could get a bunch of friends together and bounce around the galaxy, having adventures and maybe saving a life or two? Temerity by Jemma Young and Chad Hardin is a Guardians of the Galaxy-like romp that turns zeroes into heroes, with a fantasy bend to the sci-fi that lends to a flavor all its own. See what we thought about this fast-paced adventure and then get on the train early with us!

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DS 583: Controlled Acceleration

Welcome to the wasteland! It’s terrible! Seriously, don’t go. If you’re not terribly lucky or disfigured in some way, you’re doomed. But Nuclearpasta’s Ten Earth Shattering Blows makes it seem like so much darn fun, you’ll want to join the party and ride a lizard to almost-certain doom. Hear us gush about the ridiculous ride this comic takes you on and then join in yourself!

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DS 582: Now You’re Just Making Flesh Golems

Brave the Spiderforest with us once again to discover a tropey tale of daring do and daring don’ts. James Nelson’s Monster Lands follows a set of heroes, most of whom are just barely scraping by in that category. But when the rest of the world sucks so much, how else is a good-hearted person/elf/dwarf/whatever supposed to make a living?

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DS 581: The Kid Is Dead And The Grandma Is On Fire

It’s largely NSFW, it’s Perry Bible Fellowship-esque, and it’s not apologizing for any of it’s jokes. It has no qualms with killing both the boy and the grandmother, questioning Jesus’ water-based powers, and slapping a d___ on a unicorn. It’s Zach Stafford’s Extra Fabulous Comics and you must now read it.

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DS 580: Mr. Wizard Is Clean

Once we get around the idea of childhood Steve really wanting a cool old man friend, it’s time to talk about characters. Specifically, a comic with many, many characters to keep track of. O Sarilho also has plenty of lore and mystery to keep things going as well, including just what is in the satellite that came crashing back to Earth and how many of the multitude of soldiers we just met will it claim? Listen to our thoughts on it and then give it a read for yourself!

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DS 579: Stop Twerkin’, Time To Get Workin’

The combination of Witches Get Stitches and 666 Bistro from demon-centric creator Laura Graves is one that at once creeps you out and draws you in. Though we agree the color palette could stand to add a few colors and shades, the detail is amazing and the action in particular is bound to get you out of your seat in preparation for a massive kaiju battle to break out. … wait what

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DS 578: I’ve Got Large Business Cards

While looking at a portfolio site for a comic review is outside our normal process, sometimes a creator is just so good, we can’t turn it down. Lee Gatlin is one such creator. Who knew that combining poop/fart jokes with beloved fantasy/sci-fi characters would be right up our alley? But that’s also selling this timeless, mostly all-ages comic work way too short. Do yourself a favor and spend a few unfortunately short moments pouring over the offerings on Lee’s site and hope along with us that more is coming some day.

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