Steve has never watched the majesty and pageantry of American Idol, but with YOUR VOTES (or reviews on iTunes), we can change that. Once Jason is finished running down his brief (but not brief enough) history with the now-ending show, the second segment brings webcomics.
When you have a random week, your podcast follows suit. True to form, the guys chat about the wise teachings of Bob’s Burgers, Jason’s involvement in the recent Splatoon Global Testfire (not a fart joke, sorry), and Steve using Mortal Kombat X to come to terms with a life-long fear of Freddy Krueger.
In the second segment, it’s time to get serious and focused, with topics like the return of Robot Pirates and Atland, and what they mean to the webcomics landscape together. Also, there is an infinite canvas comic out now (The Boat) that you must see to believe. After the outro, Steve owns up to his selfish ice cream consumption and the guys invent the flash mob tandem cropdust (that is a fart joke, also sorry).
Didn’t partake of the mass geek offering of the week? Come on in, this is a safe space. While we can’t talk about Age of Ultron, we CAN discuss the end of Grooveshark, what that means to Steve’s listening habits, and how stoked we are to imagine a new Evanescence album.
The second segment is dedicated to Demon, Tragedy Series, The Trenches, and Owlturd, all webcomics that are worth your time for various reasons. Post-outro, we find out just why Jason seems to be off his game and why you should never have kids (but you totally should).
LOOK 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 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.
Do 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?
It’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!
What 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!
I’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.