April 6 2014

Episode 41: Jim Lee: Superhero Superstar

Superstar artist Jim Lee becomes the 2nd inductee into the Give Me Comics or Give Me Death Hall of Fame.  From Alpha Flight to Superman Unchained we look back at his work, how he changed the industry, and why he deserves his spot in our Hall of Fame.

Plus reviews of Jupiter's Children #4, Marvel Knights, Judge Dredd Megazine #346, New Avengers #15, Hilda and the Black Hound, Animal Man #29, Silver Bullets: Uber Alles Edition and Daredevil: Road Warrior.

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March 29 2014

Episode 40: Women and Comics

As March is Women's' History Month, we join in with the celebration of women in comics by discussing female creators, characters and readers.

Plus reviews of Food Chain #1, Revenger #1, Thor #19, Manhatten Projects #18, Batman #28, Serenity #1 & 2, The Mercenary Sea #1, The Fuse #1, Just So Happens and The Joyners in 3D.

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February 20 2014

Episode 39: Tons and Tons O’Comics

Hello 2014!  It's been a while since our last episode, so we've got a bumper review edition this episode - featuring All New Invaders, Avenges World, Black Widow, Loki, Ms Marvel, Punisher, Crossed, Wolverine Origin 2, Deadly Class, God Is Dead, Batman, Gothtopia, Good Cop/Bad Cop, Wolf Country, Comic Heroes, Miracle Man, Snow Piercer, FF, Adventure of a Japanese Business Man and MORE!  WOW!

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January 7 2014

Episode 37: The Gimmies 2013!

Our end of year awards return! Who's walking away with the most prestigious awards in the comic universe!?  Listen in to find out!

And if covering a bunch of the best comics of 2013 wasn't enough, we also have our usual review round-up, including Inhumanity: The Awakening, Avengers AI #7, Dead Body Road #1, Mighty Avengers, Superior Foes of Spider-Man #6, and Parker: Slayground!


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00:00:00 - 00:52:12 - Part 1: Awards - Single Issue, Ongoing Series, Graphic Novel, Limited Series
00:52:13 - 1:43:10 - Part 2: Awards - Artist, Writer, Artist/Writer, Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition, Publisher
01:42:11 - 02:14:33 - Part 3: Reviews

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December 11 2013

Episode 36: Thought Bubble Festival

Leeds! Comics!  Artists! Writers! Fans! Hear all about it!  We once again descended on the Thought Bubble Comics Festival and we relive it for you!

Plus reviews of Animal Man, Fables #135, Lono #6, Soppy, Hilda and the Midnight Giant, The Boatman, Chloe Noonan #4 1/2 and Hitsville UK #1


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November 18 2013

Episode 35: Small Screen Superheroes

With the recent Marvel/Netflix announcement, we cast our eye over TV adaptations of comics and their characters, plus our thoughts on which comics should become must-see-TV.

In this episode we review God Is Dead #1 & 2, Sandman Overture #1, Damian: Son of Batman #1, Pankiller Jane #1, Amazing X-Men #1 and Exit Generation #1 - that's a lot of issue ones!

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00:00:00 - 00:06:00 - Part 1: Intro and Thought Bubble Festival
00:06:01 - 01:00:00 - Part 2: Comics on TV
01:00:01 - 01:50:02 - Part 3: Reviews

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November 6 2013

Episode 34: The Lakes International Comic Art Festival

We went to the UK's latest comic event - The Lakes International Comic Art Festival - and we tell you all about it, with help of a special guest!

Plus reviews of The Dark Knight #24, Batman #24, Pretty Deadly #1, Velvet #1, Crossed 2013 Special, Blood Blokes #3, Mara #6 and more!


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October 16 2013

Episode 33: Marvel Unlimited

We dip our toe into the digital future via Marvel Unlimited, the publisher's on-line back catalogue app.  Plus some bits from New York Comic Con and a reminder of our great Paul Pope competition with OK Comics

Our usual reviews roundup includes Joe Sacco's new "comic" The Great War, Trillium #3, Sex Criminals #1, Hinterkind #1, Rocket Girl #1, Three #1, Batgirl #24 and Uncanny X-Force #12.

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October 5 2013

Episode 32: Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes (Or Lack Thereof)

What's up with comic book characters who haven't changed in 50 years!?  Should we embrace character development, or is the status quo the reason we read in the first place?

Plus we have a fantastic Paul Pope competition in conjunction with OK Comics!! 

In this episode's reviews we have, of course, Paul Pope's Battling Boy, as well as *deep breath*: Eternal Warrior #1, Batman Black and White #1, FBP #1, Hit #1, Howard Chaykin's Century West, Batman: The Dark Knight #23.1 (Ventriloquist #1), Batman & Robin #23.1 (Two-Face #1), Batman #23.1 (Joker #1), Detective Comics #23.1 (Poison Ivy #1), Batman & Robin #23.2 (Court Of Owls #1), Detective Comics #23.2 (Harley Quinn #1), Batman #23.2 (Riddler #1), Batman: The Dark Knight #23.2 (Mr Freeze #1), Batman: The Dark Knight #23.3 (Clayface #1), Detective Comics #23.3 (Scarecrow #1), Batman & Robin #23.3 (Ra's Al Ghul #1), Batman #23.3 (Penguin #1), Mighty Avengers #1, Battle Of The Atom #1, All-New X-Men #16, X-Men #5 and Uncanny X-Men #12!

HOLY SMOKES!!!!!!!


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00:00:00 - 00:08:39 - Part 1: Intro, Lakes Comic Festival
00:08:40 - 00:57:25 - Part 2: Character development in superhero comics
00:57:26 - 02:11:57 - Part 3: Paul Pope competition and reviews

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August 26 2013

Episode 31: Mega Summer Crossover Event Blockbuster Special!

Epic and gripping mega-stories, pushing the shared universe idea to the limit!  Or, directionless, endless, cynical money grabbing cash-in?  Yes it's that super-hero tentpole - the crossover event.  Who? What? Why? When? How!?  All these questions and more answered in this episode!

Plus reviews of Thor #11, Fantastic Four #11, Dexter #1, Fearless Defenders #8, Buck Rogers #1, Avengers Academy #1, Winters Knight Day One, Infinity #1 and Trillium #1.

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00:00:00 - 01:10:15 - Part 1: Crossover Events
01:10:16 - 02:13:20 - Part 2: Reviews

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