Episode 393: Tiny Rock Boobs (Book Club feat. Schlock Mercenary – Vol. 5)

How you look in real life in an Assassin's Creed hoodieLOOK OUT! Here comes a spider, man. We take care of the day-to-day goings on with our Whatcha Been Readin’ picks, Crossed: Dead or Alive by Garth Ennis and Daniel Gete and AC Stuart’s Noob the Loser (beware, there be GIFs afoot) before we delve once again into the deep dark of the Schlock Mercenary archives. And after the show proper, we have an announcement about the Book Club format for future shows.

The midshow music is provided by Main Reaktor.


Episode 388: Please Don’t Hit Me With That Chair, Please Don’t Hit Me Anywhere (Book Club feat. Schlock Mercenary – Vol. 4)

WWE Superstar Triple H in Blade 3What happens when you stretch out one work over many, many installments? You get something that may or may not be entertaining all the way through! That multiple-edged sword cuts so many ways. Before we dive into our fourth installment of the Schlock Mercenary Book Club, we take quick peeks at Emily Carroll’s All Along The Wall and Everblue by Michael Sexton. Enjoy the holidays and we’ll see you in 2015!

The midshow music is provided by nocopyrightsounds (I don’t know, ask Steve).


Episode 384: Geology Is For Nerds (Book Club feat. Schlock Mercenary – Vol. 3)

Comet cleanerIt’s a week of amazing feats, as we take on week 3 of the massive back-catalog that is Schlock Mercenary! Oh, and some probe landed on some comet. We also chat about Matt Chapman and Andy Suriano’s Cosmic Scoundrels and Seaclops by Andy Duggan, as well as the recent woes that Marc Lapierre faced when his amazing work was co-opted without his permission. Happy endings for everyone, though

Ok … maybe not the probe.

The midshow music is provided by Little V.


Episode 380: That’s (Not) What Friends Are For (Book Club feat. Schlock Mercenary – Vol. 2)

Monkey from the movie, OutbreakWe’re all sick up in here, but while we’re quarantined, why not look at some webcomics? In between coughing fits, we check out Lake Gary and The Black Brick Road of Oz. Then, when the aches and pains subside, we continue our decades-long look at Schlock Mercenary with our second edition of that Book Club. You’re already infected, so come join us!

The midshow music is provided by Chet Porter.


Episode 375: Rise of the Faplets (Book Club feat. Schlock Mercenary – Vol. 1)

Japanese girls model the latest phabletsPeople in our circles typically follow the gadget world pretty closely. For our podcast, that assumption would be half right. Listen to Jason tell Steve about all the devices he’ll be pining for in the next year! Marvel as Steve couldn’t give less of a crap! All this, plus a sad tale of misaligned brotherhood and our first of many forays into the deep, dark area of space that encompasses Howard Tayler’s long-running classic, Schlock Mercenary.

Midshow music provided by Emitremmus.


Episode 371: I’ve Taken Too Many Babies to the Face (Book Club feat. Digger – Vol. 5)

Xavier Woods in the WWE Supercard mobile gameWhile Jason tries to recall his passwords, Steve steers things towards professionalism. Don’t worry, it doesn’t work out. What DOES work out, though, is our brief thoughts on Tove and Star Bunny, Inc. before we offer our final opinions on Digger. You can read the whole thing online and this epic, character-driven tale is highly recommended.

The midshow break features a chat about Jason’s bathing suit area and music by Arktype.


Episode 367: Boob Windows, Y’All (Book Club feat. Digger – Vol. 4)

Batgirl thanks the fansComix Talk lives! Rather, we talk about a lot of comic book news in the first half of the show, in addition to our Whatcha Been Readin’s for BACK and Spelunkying. Not interested? Tune back in after a questionable midshow break for our fourth (and penultimate) look at Digger. We’re nearing the end of this particular Book Club, so catch up if you haven’t yet!

The midshow break is lovingly backed by yet another tune from Kirby Super Star, “Mummy Dance” by Mazedude.


Episode 359: Keep Trollin’, Trollin’, Trollin’! (Book Club feat. Digger – Vol. 2)

Limp BizkitKaiju runnin’ wild up in this piece! After some brief remedial Japanese lessons, we get right into Whatcha Been Readin’ with The God-Child and The Forgotten Order. Steve also lets us know just what Ursula Vernon’s been up to since wrapping up Digger before wedelve into our second Book Club featuring that very comic! Go deep beneath the surface to find the still-beating heart of the Digital Strips… then stab that blackened pustule until you can’t lift your arms. Also, listen after the wrap-up for more Rambletron, including where that goat on a rock thing came from.

Midshow music provided by “David’s Quest” from Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest.


Episode 354: Ballad of the One-Way Hole (Book Club, Digger – Vol. 1)

Digger as Slave LeiaSteve changes the rules, and so Jason is shamed. Due to this last minute power grab, Steve read another comic in addition to our Book Club pick. Broommates is his OTHER comic, second only to our feature, a new Book Club! This time around we’re reading Digger, and you’re encouraged to read along, as we won’t be summarizing the comic like we have in the past. Read up and tune in!

The midshow music is “Glim” by Auquid.


Episode 336 – With a Bang! (Gunnerkrigg Court Book Club: Final Edition)

An image depicting the story and foretelling of Tom Siddell's Gunnerkrigg CourtWhatcha Been Readin’

The News

  • (6:35) Mike Norton took home Best Online Comic at the Harvey Awards for Battlepug
    • (7:40) Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins (Penny Arcade) team up with Strip Search Season One winner, Katie Rice (Skadi) to do a Diablo III comic
    • (10:00) Harley Quinn suicide comic contest puts DC in hot water, including Phillip M. Jackson (Sequential Art)

The Midshow Break

Everyone likes to hear birds, but no one wants to hear farts (alright, very few people), so we combined the two using a tale from Jason’s sordid past and …

The Feature


All this, plus!

  • Jason vs. a squirrel: WHO WILL WIN
  • We start this episode out a little bluer than usual, talking about Snuggle parties and things … get weird for a bit
  • Non-porn uses for your web browser’s porn mode
  • Jason uses a transition he’s been sitting on for a week, for sure
  • Fun things for Demon Hunters to do
  • Where should octopi live?
  • That 90’s swoon