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.

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Episode 392: Because They’re Pinecones, You Stupid Hedgehog (Horizons Watch feat. Behind the GIFs and Ultimate Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)

Left Shark as BatmanCelebrate Shark Week like it’s Shark Week because it SHOULD be Shark Week (thanks, Katy Perry)! After a brief Super Bowl recap, we check in with Hypersonic Music Club by Hiroyuki Takahashi and Patrick Macias and Let’s Speak English by Mary Cagle. Then, we dive into a couple of new-ish comics with Kat Swenski’s Behind the GIFs and a new take on a classic; Ultimate Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by Nick Arganbright and Eryck Webb.

The midshow music is provided by Rob Gasser.

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Episode 391: Our Balls Are Perfect (Review feat. Ianua)

A sports mascot is deflatedThe snow falls, and our balls deflate. That’s our story and we’re stickin’ to it! Also our story: webcomics. We take a look at School Spirit by Daniel VanderWerff and Atomic Robo by Brian Clevenger and Scott Wegener, all before we review Julie Wright and Amanda Gomes’ Ianua. Believe us or don’t, but this podcast is happening.

The midshow music is provided by Chet Porter.

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Episode 390: Leviticus? Baller. (Review feat. Henchgirl)

Michael Jackson at the video storeDo you remember going to the video store, hoping to get your favorite video game, AGAIN, or possibly a peek behind the forbidden curtain into the back room? We do, and we also talk about comics! We quickly go over KC Green’s new beat on Video Game Cheats ‘n’ Beatums and Moth and Ethan by Andrew Chandler before taking a deeper look at Henchgirl by Kristen Gudsnuk. Are you loyal enough to listen in?

Midshow music is provided by Virtual Riot.

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Episode 389: The 276th Annual Katie Rice of the Year Awards (Not Creepy)

Superhero MovieIt’s time once again to determine who is the best, who is the brightest, who is our 2014 Katie Rice of the Year? The list of nominees is long, the discussion is lively, and the winners will SHOCK you. Also, why can’t we still get awesome parody movies like Airplane! and The Naked Gun? Your answers await you in this, the first installment of 2015 of the first and best webcomics podcast on the planet!

The midshow music is provided by Penguin Soup.

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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).

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Episode 387: Suck It, Sparks (Horizons Watch feat. Cosmic Scoundrels and Wilde Life)

Character select from Street Fighter II: The World FightersI’m happy with my choice of gaming console! Are you? Steve has been burned and he wants to tell you, the loyal Digital Stripper, about it. After you’ve politely listened to his rant, stay tuned for Boulet’s take on Jurassic Park and Pewfell by Chuck Whelon. Following a short break about all things Pokemon, hear our brief thoughts on Cosmic Scoundrels by Matt Chapman and Andy Suriano and Wilde Life by Pascalle Lepas.

Midshow music provided by Pokemon: The Eevee EP.

 

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Episode 386: Funded Through Above-ground Cockfighting (Review feat. Roza)

Funeral potatoes at Chuck-A-RamaWe braved the insanity of Black Friday to bring you this very important podcast! Actually, we stayed in, like sane people do, and put forth some amount of effort to bring you this, the 386th installment of our esteemed show. In this episode, The Firelight Isle by Paul Duffield and David Fickling and Beeserker by TJ Cordes show promise, but we dive deep into the trope-heavy, magical girl fantasy comic, Roza, by Kelly Hamilton. Come with us, there’s safety in numbers!

The midshow music is provided by Chet Porter.

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Episode 385: Dwarves Have Beards And Guys Pee Differently (Review feat. Amya)

Master Chief claims his Xbox One at launchOk, you’ve had a year, now it’s time to join the current generation of gaming consoles. Steve did, and we all know he’s the LAST one to do things. Chirault by Varethane and Wildelife by Pascalle Lepas covers Whatcha’ Been Readin’. And the review of Savannah Houston-McIntyre’s Amya finds a comic that shows lots of promise and has a great cast of characters to root for/boo. Stuff that turkey!

The midshow music is provided by Little V.

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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.

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