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?
It's Titans vs JLA! Cory's dad has some serious gravitas, Trigon's an evil Doogie Howser, and The Fearsome Five's plan makes no goddamn sense. There's some space wizards, some pretty good punches and kicks, and Hub pitches a comic in which Dr. Light sits in some pudding. All this, plus the grossest intro yet!
We tackle The Defenders #1. Hub discusses an episode of the Thundercats he vaguely remembers, the cops in this issue have a pretty good Hulk plan, Cory has a complicated relationship with Huey Lewis, and there are a couple of real ugly baddies. The important takeaway though, and I can't stress this enough, is that Hub is a human man from Earth.
Hey everybody, I think the sound on this one might be a little jacked. Had a ton of technical problems with the recording. The important thing is that Starfire's planet is dumb and she might have made the whole place up while looking at a spice cabinet. Hub makes a lot of dumb references to old school rap. Happy Thanksgiving!
Hub and Cory take a look at the Defenders in Marvel Feature #3, and dang it is one crazy issue! Our hosts go on (if this is even possible) more tangents than usual. There is a goofy ass space monster named Xemnu, some pie tossing Astronauts, a substitute Admiral, and Hub coins the phrase "poop-deck donnybrook". It's a real poop-deck donnybrook.
Wow. This is a weird time to put out a podcast. Perhaps there is value in distraction. I love you guys. Most of this was recorded a few days ago. Cory and Hub yammer on about soup, Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, and I think they mention New Teen Titans #2 in there somewhere. Some dude named Deathstroke makes his debut. Oh, and don't let Hub program your robots! For a lot of reasons.