Episode 437: I’m a Relephant

Xtreme - Chapter DosChina! Japan! USSR! No matter where you’re from, you can fight for the title of world champion! Or something, I never really got the story of Street Fighter. Steve does, though. Boy does he. He’s also gone to some deep and dark places with the game series he holds so dear. Once that journey has concluded, it’s on to the mini-bosses! Comics! I meant comics. Like El Indon, another webcomic essentials list, a creator crossover, and a wrestling story that may or may not ever get finished.

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Episode 436: Bustin’ Makes Me Feel Things

WWE Superstar Sheamus sporting a flattened mohawk

Another week, another nostalgia trip. This time, the guys spend the first segment reminiscing about Ghostbusters and Ninja Turtles. Can either of the new films be good, or at least worthy of the venerable titles they carry? Think back to what those properties were back in the day and you have your answer. And TMNT has Bebop AND Rocksteady, which is all Steve needs to get his butt in the seat. However, it’s all new stuff in the second segment, with looks at Greasy Space Monkeys, Jake Likes Onions, some new webcomics-based books, and a new comic experience from one of the 2 Broke Girls! Tune in to find out which one, and listen after the outro for a discussion about blood, sweat, and barbed wire.

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Episode 435: Supportive White Husband

Kaa, from The Jungle Book, voiced by Scarlett JohanssonWhen the Oscars come around, Steve and Jason like to talk about the films that won’t possibly be nominated for Best Picture. Steve is really high on the new iteration of The Jungle Book (especially the slithering sexiness of ScarJo’s Kaa) and Jason is curious just what the plot of the next Captain America will be. Once the moving pictures are behind them, it’s time to get into … more moving pictures. In this case, though, it’s the haunting, scrolling work by Stuart Campbell, These Memories Won’t Last. Then, Jason gets nearly every fact about Nilah Magruder’s Dwayne McDuffie award win wrong and Steve brings it home with a ton of tasty treats with a whole mess of Anyone For Rhubarb? one-shots. Post-outro, the Rambletron is loaded with reasons why white husbands are worse than Chinese ones.

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Episode 434: Meaner Than A Sarlacc Down There

Iron CrotchLike the sturdiest and most tested of crotches, we return with another episode of the first and best webcomics podcast! Did you know that Steve is bad at Cities Skylines? Or that Jason has been treating his PS4 like a Steam account? You’ll learn that and more by listening to the first segment. The second segment will inform you about Lucha Underground (yes, again), Our Valued Customers, One-Punch Man, Jasmine Wall, and Wicked Crispy. Swing hard and often, fellas, this crotch didn’t reinforce itself overnight you know!

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Episode 433: Penal Ignorance OR Raggin’ And Braggin’

Conan O'Brien visits Taco Bell headquartersHere at Digital Strips, we like our fast food with a dash of mystery. What could possibly be in this? Where did it originate from? How long will I hold out before my bowels explode? Little did we know the best mystery of all was WHAT DID I JUST ORDER? Jason explores the Quesalupa phenomenon before anyone knew what it was. Once that’s digested, it’s on to the comics! The guys looks at another iteration of Behind the GIFs, VS Comic, Chinanigans, and the return of The Immortal Nadia Greene. Also, please stay tuned after the outro for one of the funniest Jason revelations ever recorded. Seriously, you won’t want to miss this!

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Episode 432: What About B.o.B.?

Beef trademarkOne half of the Digital Strips crew loves Twitter beeves. One half couldn’t care less, especially when it’s between an American astrophysicist and a hip-hop artist. Which half is the better one? While you think about that and whether or not a Wonderella movie starring H. Jon Benjamin would be the best thing (hint: it would), you can also listen for some hot takes on webcomics! Jason works in some wrestling conversations around the comic tie-ins for Lucha Underground, while Steve brought Tumbledry and Plox for the two of them to enjoy and discuss. Stick around after a short outro for instructions on how to form your own children’s Power Ranger Zord. It’s … more complicated than you might think.

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Episode 431: The World Weird Web of Wonderful Worldness

Snow plows stuck on one another in Richmond, VA during Winter Storm JonasDo you watch television, cordcutter or no? Do you enjoy video games? If the answer to both of those questions is no, you can probably skip the first segment, where Steve and Jason talk about Darkest Dungeon, The Grinder, Telenovela, and the battle between vocal powerhouses Kristen Chenoweth and Josh Groban. Come back for the second segment though, for a chat about Emily Carroll’s newest creepfest, Star Wars: Episode 7.5, It’s The Tie, and Cassiopeia Quinn. Stick around after the outro for some real talk about snow plows and how they are ruining the American family.

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Episode 430: The 57th Annual Digital Strippies

Hands clapping, saying congratulationsIt’s that time again! Time to take a look back at nearly every comic we digitally stripped in 2015 and determine which were our favorites. It’s a great discussion full of comics you might have missed in the past year, all contained in the second segment after Jason and Steve run down their thoughts on the new Cloverfield movie in the first. Who will be number one? Well you all are, in our hearts.

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Episode 429: Dream That Dream, You Beautiful Dreamer

Open World RPG on KickstarterWe promise never to talk about Kickstarter again … if you just indulge us with this first segment dedicated almost solely to a Kickstarter. But this one’s got everything! Empty promises! Impossible goals! Lying! Deceit! And dreaming! Oh, the dreaming. Once the guys come down from that high, the second segment brings some older but great comics to check out, like Trailer Park Warlock and My Blacks Don’t Match, as well as a newer homage comic for the Demon’s/Dark Souls series of games. Enjoy and may the Farce be with you.

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Episode 428: Chewie Is Dead … Inside

Sad ChewbaccaLTTP as per usual, but Jason and Steve finally lay down their thoughts about The Force Awakens. Did it live up to the hype? Is Poe Dameron really that good? Could Chewbacca be more dead inside? Must we give Rey so much pause to reflect and grow and learn? The answers await you in the first, extra-long segment! In the second, now shorter segment, comics rule the day, with chatter about He Is a Good Boy, Thunderpaw, Space Case, ShootAround, Never Satisfied, Delilah Dirk, and some freaky Korean webcomic. Now let’s find the tiny but fatal flaw in this whole thing and blow it to smithereens!

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