Nov 26, 2014

80-Pagecast 42: Say Good Night To The Bad Guys

Howard the Duck is back! The end times are upon us. Alas, the end times are upon some of our favourite series, too,  Also: discussion of Captain America and the Mighty Avengers #1, Spider-Woman #1, Deadpool #37, Loki: Agent of Axis #8, Guardians of the Galaxy #21, and Rocket Raccoon #5

Nov 10, 2014

80Pagecast 41: The Desolation of Jughead

DC announced years worth of planned movies. Marvel set up a slate of more movies. So many comicbook movies are on the horizon. It's kind of overwhelming. Also we take a spin in the Axis of Spider-verse to talk about issues of the Spider-verse event up to Amazing Spider-man #9, Issues of the Axis event up to #4, Transformers: More That Meets The Eye #34, Transformers: Robots In Disguise #34, and Legends of Baldur's Gate #1. We're butt kicking for goodness. And so is Betty Brant in a horrible Spider-girl outfit.

Oct 21, 2014

80-Pagecast 40: Monster Mash

Spooktober shambles on!  The FANG is all here, as we discuss the SLEWS from NYCC and DC's upcoming BOO-VIES, then STALK about our favourite comics monsters.  TISSUES discussed include Edge of Spider-Verse #5, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #1, Ragnarok #2, Loki: Agent of Asgard #7, Death Vigil #4, and SIXIS AXIS #2.  Plus: a dramatic reading of Gargoyles: Action-Packed Pop-Up Adventure!




Oct 18, 2014

Go Home Spider-Man, You're Drunk

Drinking isn't totally anathema to super heroes - Wolverine and the Thing have been known to enjoy a cold beer or two, Thor probably drinks mead with every meal, and the Wasp and the She-Hulk are noted Girl Drink Drunks. (Some, of course, need to stay away from alcohol, like recovering alcoholics Iron Man and Captain Marvel.) But what about Spider-Man, the best superhero of all?  On one hand, Marvel may not want their marquee character to be portrayed as a drinker; but on the other hand as an ostensibly hip young person, it would be a little weird for Peter Parker to be a complete teetotaller. Thus, the compromise: he doesn't drink if he can help it, because he's really bad at it.

"Mattingly, I told you to TRIM those sideburns!"


Oct 17, 2014

Unstable Molecules: Cataclysm

"Hey, my eyes are...well, I guess they are down there, too."
(Amazing Spider-Man #3, written by Dan Slott, art by Humberto Ramos and Victor Olazaba)

The Black Cat just got a new costume in the pages of Amazing Spider-Man.  As with most Humberto Ramos designs, it's good - and it doesn't really deviate that much from her previous costumes, most of which have been slight variations on the one she wore in her first appearance in Amazing Spider-Man #194. For the most part, her costume only varies in cleavage, which ranges from reasonable...

(Amazing Spider-Man #205, written by David Michelinie, art by Keith Pollard and Jim Mooney)

Oct 7, 2014

80-Pagecast 39: House of Shadows

The Fall festival of Spooktober begins as we look at the week's news. Such as is Gotham worth watching, can Spider-man smell brimstone, or what happened to Polaris's old costumes? Comics we talk about this week are things from 2000 AD like Indigo Prime & Grey Area & Judge Dredd stuff, Gotham Academy #1, Edge of Spider-verse #3 & #4, Space Adventure Cobra (it's cartoon spin off that almost was, Cobra's Psycho car, and Cobra's music video), Fantastic Four #10, and a little bit of Transformers: Robots in Disguise #33. The topic of the week is substitute super heroes. Nurp.

Sep 23, 2014

80-Pagecast 38: Shocking Situations

Shock follows shock as we cover this fortnight's comicbooky news. Then talk about comics as usual such as Amazing Spider-man:Family Business, Edge of Spider-verse #2, Deadpool #34, Deadpool Bi-Annual: BRUTE FORCE, and Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #33. Shockingly our topic is about shocks we got from shocking story events in shocking comics. Shockingly.
We can has iTunes.

Sep 9, 2014

80-Pagecast 37: Hot Town, Summer In the Sin City

Slowly summer super hero comicbook movie time trundles to an end as some of us have seen the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For. Meaning we talk about this year's the best and worst and for some reason a bit of Star Wars too. As always before the main topic we talk about some of the comics we read this fortnight: Transformers vs GI Joe #2, Attack on Titan vol 1 & 2, Guardians of the Galaxy #18, Wayward #1, Superior Foes #15, and Hawkeye vs Deadpool #0. Remember we're on iTunes now.

Aug 26, 2014

80-Pagecast 36: Not Live, Partially From New York

Comicbook based movies keep coming out and we are taking a break from talking about them to focus on actual comicbooks. Such as Original Sins #5, Deadpool #33, Deadpool: Dracula's Gauntlet #7, Secret Avengers #7, Transformers: Robots in Disguise #32, and Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #32. We also muse on comics that ended before there time. Those golden gems that burned twice as bright but half as long. Also also we're now on iTunes.

Aug 11, 2014

80-Pagecast 35: Hooked on a Raccoon

Not so much new news this week but we talk about it anyway. We actually get to talk about comicbooks this time. Specifically Superior Spider-man #32, Ghost Rider #5, Afterlife with Archie #6 (warning: lots of Lovecraft fiction talk), Star-Lord #2 and Rocket Raccoon #2. Also Andrew's back so we get to go over Guardians of the Galaxy again for a little bit.