Cory was kidnapped by some aliens looking to topple his financial empire, so Hub is joined by musician Brian Mumford (of Dragging An Ox Through Water, Sun Foot, and The Deep Fried Boogie Band). Hub and Brian take a look at New Teen Titans #9 and attempt to answer such age old questions as: Can a kick to the crotch undo mind-control? (yes), Is "drunk at a wedding reception" a good look for a robot? (also yes), and who controls the means of production? (Deathstroke the Terminator does). All this, plus a frank discussion of the film Swing Kids. Enjoy! Enjoy!
The Defenders tussle with a stoner sorcerer named Cyrus Black. Looks like Steve Strange better brush up on his Defense Against the Dank Arts! Our hosts discuss power play moves for high priced businessmen, wax nostalgic about 80's British comedy, and debate which movies would most benefit from an LL Cool J theme song. Plus, learn how to enter a contest to win a thing Hub made! Enjoy! Enjoy!
Hey, if you're one of those people who complain when politics come up, you might want to skip the first 3:10 of this one. Just a heads up. Other than that...The boys look at New Teen Titans #8. It's Hub's turn to try his hand at a terrible accent; robo-racism vs. regular kind; don't space punch horses; and more fashion foibles than you can bong a dinger off of! Enjoy! Enjoy!
Whew! This one is a doozy! The boys get even more off topic than usual as they cover Defenders #4. Discussion topics include: Be nice to hermit crabs or Hub might punch you, Patch the Pony, Steve Strange's basic dairy knowledge, and probably something about the comic they read. Probably. The audio might be a little jacked, but I did my best. Sorry.
Good afternoon! Cory's back! Big things are afoot for the Titans! The team's not so mysterious benefactor is revealed. A Titans leaves the team! Maybe. Kind of. Our hosts discuss: deathbeds vs. Death Bed, other dimensions are no damn good, fart monsters vs. dick monsters, and NEVER get a jellyfish stuck on your head if Gizmo is around.
With Cory snowed in at his stately manor, Hub and his special guest host (and wife) Lisa do their best to unpack the problematic debut of a new team member in Defenders #4. Hub says "brazier" about a milliard times, Lisa does a pretty great Cory impression, and we all learn a little about the true meaning of chauvinism.
The New Teen Titans gear up for their final (for now) confrontation with that deer headed demonic despot, Trigon. The teens politely avoid looking at Raven's mom's butt, we meet a Giant space Marmaduke, and the word "Bozo" makes a triumphant return. All this, plus way more digressions than usual. And that's really saying something. Oh, and in case you were planning on writing us about it, we are now aware that both Vallejo and Frazetta did Molly Hatchet album covers and that Cycle 12 was indeed a reference to a brand of dog food. Thanks!
Titan Up The Defense wishes you a Happy New Year, and Barbara Norris wishes you "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!" Our hosts take a look at the super trippy Defenders #3. Is the Nameless One really Australian? Can Namor be eaten? Will Dr. Strange start showing a modicum of self awareness? Tune in to find out! Also, snow angel tips! (Try not to do them face down, too chilly!) Stay tuned at the end for a special holiday song by Wockenfuss and Marcus Reynolds!
Happy Seasonal Holiday of your choice! Our hosts are a bit loopy on holiday cheer as they discuss: the secret origin of Punchy (the Hawaiian Punch spokesbeing), Goronn is no Fonzworth Bentley, Axel Rose is a wannabe Trigon, and the importance of proper comma use in the phrase "Don't give me that garbage, Dick!"
The Defenders head to Nepal to look for the Silver Surfer and, well... it doesn't go great. For anyone. The boys talk about silver man's Burden, fart etiquette, pre Boaz anthropology, and what to yell if you're drunk at a puppet show and the puppeteer is spending too much time on pre show exposition. Also, are the rest of the Defenders Dr. Strange's back up dancers?