Digital Strips Podcast 302 – Horizons Watch – Monsterkind

It feels like a first … could it be a first? I believe we have never gone longer on news and other items than we have on the featured comic(s), but that’s exactly what we have here. Taking part … ok, all of the blame, as the Horizons pick I brought to the table turned out to have far too many updates to be allowable for this type of show (but very possible for a regular review candidate some time soon!). With that said, the news and Whatcha Been Readin’:

Having nothing to do with any theme in the show but coming from a damn fine video game, the track “Paris” by M.O.O.N. (19:00) from the psycho psychedelic puzzle/shooter, Hotline Miami serves as our midshow music. If that entire sentence didn’t get you pumped, then perhaps this track will. I’d also feel terrible if I didn’t mention that the entire soundtrack is available to stream from Soundcloud.

One pick for Horizons Watch this time around, and it’s not exactly lighting a fire under either of us.

What kind of world would you get if humans (or more accurately, human) and monsters lived together? It’s hard to say from the quick glance this fairly fresh comic provides us, but why not be the judge for yourself? Along the way, we mention a couple other comics:

And finally, the reason you all listen in the first place, the Rambletron is activated! Its topics this week include (but are not limited to): More than you ever wanted to know about The Last of the Mohicans, the very real help you can still provide to Hurricane Sandy victims (text REDCROSS to 90999), booger babies and how all children eventually turn to leprosy, A Tale of Two Skypes, and the disgusting lie of the Tootsie Pop. Enjoy!

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Digital Strips Podcast 299 – Review – Nightmare Pro Wrestling

Nightmare Pro WrestlingIt’s Halloween … ok, well, it’s getting close to Halloween, and we’re getting into the spirit with a comic review all about monsters and things that
go bump in the night. Though having now lived in a house with my wife for over three years now, I can safely say that many things go bump in the night, and are not, to my knowledge, necessarily supernatural or ooky-and- spooky in nature. Take that as you will.

It’s scary how few new webcomics I’ve been reading lately (blame a busy work season), but Steve has all the time in the world and handily picks up my slack with two different comics for our Whatcha’ Been Readin’ portion:

Our featured comic this episode weaves a tale that is set, up to this point, in a castle. And what better transition could we ask for than one from Wolfenstein 3D, titled, “My Loved Ones Are Gone” [remixed by Psycho Crusher, (14:53)]?

Steve enjoys a good many horror comics and is a casual fan of pro wrestling (or sports entertainment, as Vince McMahon would like us to refer to it). I, on the other hand, enjoy some horror but I am still deeply ensconced in the world of arm bars, drop-toe holds, suicide dives, and the occasional senton powerbomb. So yeah, I was thrilled when we agreed to take a look at something that would satisfy both our curiosities:

I take the opportunity to school Steve on the finer points of grappling and laying the smack down, while Steve helps me discuss all things WWE by the time we wrap things up. If you’re a fan or horror, you’ll love the monster homages that this comic cooks up. If you’re a fan of wrestling, the action is more than satisfying and really cranks things up when the participants are at it in the ring. If only we had a handy RSS feed with which to keep up-to-date on the comic’s updates …

Topics for Rambletronning include, but are not limited to: the horror that is Ink Outbreak (to Steve, I’m ambivalent), PvP is the SportsCenter of the Internet, and we find out what it might be like as Steve attends his first orgy. Despite all that, come on up to the castle and join us, won’t you?

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