Our hosts take a look at New Teen Titans #25. Hub's a little under the weather and is, if possible, even less coherent than usual. Sorry about that. Topics of discussion include: sometimes Raven should just wait in the car; Hub renames most of the Omega Men; Beast Boy's self doubt is a thing again; Lord Damyn still makes us uncomfortable; and super speed versus evil dream dads! All this, plus a mustachioed octopusicorn! Enjoy! Enjoy!
Cory got hit on the head and shrunk down to the size of an ant, so Hub is joined by his delightful guest host (and wife) Lisa! They take a look at Valkyrie's sojourn of self discovery which kicks off in Marvel Two-In-One #7. Topics of discussion include: 70's blues rock; Frasier's first album; the Thing is rad; Valkyrie's interesting armor choices; and we don't really know what destiny means, but that's okay because neither does this issue's author, Steve Gerber! Enjoy! Enjoy! And also...Wha hoppen?!
Like a good fight scene? Then Defenders #18 is the comic for you! Join our hosts take a look at this donnybrook of a periodical! Topics of discussion include: children are terrible at gambling; etymology (invented and otherwise); Aquaman's questionable fashion choices; only people get to wear hats; and clumsy animals! All this, plus a surprising amount of cobbler talk! By my father's beard, this is a great pointy stick!
In this panel discussion recorded live at Rose City Comic Convention, the hosts of Jay and Miles X-Plain the X-men and Titan Up the Defense team up to discuss: continuity based comic book podcasting, the brief wondrous life of Mike Murdock, Macho Man Randy Savage, and much more! Hope you survive the experience! Enjoy! Enjoy!
Our hosts take a look at New Teen Titans #24. Hoo boy. So, a whole bunch of stuff happened in this comic book, and maybe someday we'll figure out what! Pretty sure some of it included the Omega Men. Topics of discussion include: Lord Damyn makes us pretty uncomfortable, Robin doesn't actually know pig latin, the Sacramento Kings should have headbands that look like crowns, and if the Omega Men are from space, then where are their apostrophes?
All this, plus a brief mention of Space Cabby!
Our hosts take a look at Defenders #17, which features the inimitable Luke Cage! Topics of discussion include: Luke Cage is the best; the classism inherent in the perceived nobility of amateurism; Nighthawk is the worst; the economics of mythical furniture purchasing; Len Wein might be cribbing his dialog from the wrong Blaxploitation films; and of course, double foot upside down dick kicks! Enjoy! Enjoy! So swears DOCTOR Mustache!
Our hosts take a look at New Teen Titans #23, featuring Starfire's evil sister Princess Komand'r (which is totally a name)! Topics of discussion include: Space Miata's, the Red Bee, performative eyebrows, living your life a syllable at a time, and the return of a familiar face!
It's a Giant-Size episode, as our hosts cover Giant-Size Defenders #1! The issue features four reprint stories, so Hub got the bright idea to pair each reprint with a different cocktail. Topics of discussion include: Four cocktails is a lot of cocktails, the Golden Girls, maybe we should have made those drinks a little smaller, comic book characters are terrible at bird recognition, Manhattans have a lot of alcohol in them, and never trust a teen to respect werewolf protocols! Oh, and I say a few times that the comic has 80 pages even though the cover clearly states it has 68. That's still a lot of pages! Enjoy! Enjoy!
Our hosts take a look at the terrific New Teen Titans #22, in which Brother Blood is a surprisingly efficient cult leader. Topics of discussion include: Spider abuse, Robin cosplaying as Namor, triple monkey punches, and how to appear non-threatening and rational while wearing a snake skull on your head. All this plus, Aqualad's musical misadventures in ferret adoption during the early 80's. Enjoy! Enjoy!
We take a look at Defenders #16. Okay, so Magneto and his new creation are trying to take over the world and blah, blah, blah...BUT the important thing is that Hub really wants to write a Brotherhood of Evil Mutant Babies/Muppet Babies crossover and why isn't that happening right now?! Topics of conversation include: the laws of physics, punching babies is wrong no matter what Steven Strange tells you, Radar Love, and...I don't know, probably some other stuff, but seriously, Brotherhood of Evil Mutant Babies is going to be so good you guys!!