Namor is back! The Prince of Atlantis slugs it out with his old frenemy the Hulk in Defenders #52, as our hosts struggle with their old foe coherence. Topics include: nuclear psychology, the discrete charm of tiny jars, and product placement. Enjoy! Enjoy!
Deathstroke and Beast Boy face off in their final (for now) confrontation and we read all about it in Tales of the Teen Titans #55! Topics include: what a jerk Beast Boy is, what a jerk Deathstroke is, and Hub yelling at some flowers.
Valkyrie faces her most daunting foe yet...the college enrollment process! Join us as we read Defenders #51. Topics include: the Highlander TV series; king blood; Nick Fury's unorthodox grieving process, and Jimmy Carter's surprising influence on the music industry.
The Trial of Deathstroke continues! We read Tales of the Teen Titans #54. Topics include: Beast Boy manages to get even worse, Cyborg eats sandwiches weird, Baba Yaga, Lilith has had enough, and Snuggler's Booze. Enjoy! Enjoy!
Want to hear about strange and eldritch alien ding dongs and Namor's hypothetical nipples? Neither did we! But not very much happened in Tales of the Teen Titans #53, and we had to talk about something! Other topics include: the importance of the definitive article, tennis, and the fate of poor sweet Reginald.
The Scorpio Saga continues as we read Defenders #49! Hub found some mystery liquor in a flask in a lost and found, so he and Cory drank it. Seems like that might be a superhero origin story, but unless you consider incoherence a superpower, no dice. They eulogize the world's greatest otter, and probably talk about other things too, but who can remember.
Hub's all loopy on illness, but he did his best! He and Cory read Tales of the Teen Titans #52. Topics include: James Earl Jones; Oedipal Trojan Horses; and proper bar etiquette when traveling abroad. Enjoy! Enjoy!
Every week on Loosen Up the Offense, Gary and Ed discuss one of two comic book series; either Youngblood or Geriatric Gangrene Jujitsu Gerbils. For this special 217th episode, they look back at the Gerbil's origin in Geriatric Gangrene Jujitsu Gerbils #1. Hear their thoughts on the genesis of this beloved franchise.
Time to crank up the old podcast machine and crack a can of Schlitz, because we read Defenders #48! Topics include: Moon Knight is great; Scorpio is great at being terrible; and Jack Norris is still the worst. All this, plus we audition our advertising skills for potential sponsors!