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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DS 577: Fantasy Mundanity

Fantastical worlds with fearsome dragons, kings and queens of valor, and knights showing off their cunning and bravery are plentiful but welcome escapes from our everyday lives. The Stoop Gallants is … like that. Kind of. But the characters of yore are more akin to burnout dudes who accidentally become necromancers and nosy bards who just can’t stay out of everyone’s business. Your mileage may vary with the mundane fantasy in this comic, but mindless zombie companions are always funny and we can all at least agree on that.

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DS 576: How We Learned To Stop Worrying (About Mummies) And Love The Bomb

Raise your hand if you’re fatigued by superhero stuff. Ok, put your hands down, because WE DON’T CARE! Folklore has a unique twist on a worn and well-traveled genre that’s well worth checking out. After hearing about their greatest fears (mummies vs. the darkness, FIGHT) and a quick news update about a series option for Gunnerkrigg Court, the guys offer their opinions on this highly-kinetic story.

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DS 575: What’s a Nabaroo With You?

The world of Zoul is a complex and messy one, full of vast technological advances and grounding references to many places we ourselves know and love. Creator Maria Valentina presents this lush, detailed world in both English and Spanish, sometimes with mixed results. Hear our full thoughts in this episode and then check it out in one of the many ways she has made possible!

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DS 574: The Darkness of the Mandarins

We’re returning to an old format for a good old fashioned Horizons Watch! These comics are young and hungry for your time and attention. Check out our thoughts on the delightfully dour Jack Of All Grades and the molecularly specific Under the Lion.

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DS 573: The Last Piff

If you like deep dives on a society of owls that explores the silly nuances of their government, currency, entertainment, and more, then plant yourself in front of a computing device and absorb the dry, Monty Python-esque wit of Realm of Owls. It even features a URL that can be read as a near-expletive!

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DS 572: Life After Death Sucks

The promise of the afterlife is just too enticing, so we’re dying and coming back to life with Don Juan Mancha III’s Purgatory. But just what is going on in this life after life? Is it worth living in again? And why do we still have to go to work?

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DS 571: The Three Best Friends That Anyone Could Have

For this brave new decade, we’re looking at a comic we all wish was real life: living that role-playing life as our real life. Three brave(?) souls do just that in Myisha Haynes’ The Substitutes. Jason found it to be a little confusing but Steve is confident he’s just a moron. Have a listen to their thoughts and then give it a look to judge for yourself!

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