It’s the big patreon drive! So we joined up with Network host and honorary member of the Clue Crew, Nick Wood! We cover the first six issues of Scooby Apocalypse, the gritty reboot of the beloved franchise!
On this episode, Ryan desperately tries to defend the creative team. Nick defines his entire life by a less-than-perfect obsession. Darryl reveals his secret talents. And Phil exposits. A lot.
It’s our July Patreon drive! Here’s a sample of what we offer our backers. It’s our episode from November 2018, where we covered Heroes In Crisis on a bimonthly basis. This is part 1!
If you subscribe, the rest of the parts are January, March, May, and June. The 1 dollar tier gets you access to the newsletter with pop culture recommendations from hosts, and some exclusive shows, like the audio version of Ryan’s music column, with 10 new episodes dropping throughout the month! The 5 dollar tier gets you all of our bonus episodes, and new ones from every show every month. And the 10 dollar tier gets you a yearly gift box and input on up and coming network episodes! And you can pick an album for Ryan to review!
We’re in the weeds now, y’all. What we countdowned to last time has arrived. Infinite Crisis! We’re talking about the most “important” modern DC event. Is it worth the hype? Does it CHANGE EVERYTHING FOREVER?
On this episode, Phil tries his best to learn about the Speed Force, Sly loves Jaime Reyes but never wants to talk about him again, Ryan spills the beans on who lost their virginity in Ma & Pa Kent’s barn, and Darryl learns the two most beautiful words in the English language: Psycho Pirate.
On this episode, Phil is smitten with an AI (or just its text), Darryl is smitten with Wonder Woman, Sly does a heel turn and defends the structure of a crossover event, and Ryan is beaming with pride as Blue Beetle gets the love he deserves. This is a pretty big episode, not just because robots are taking over the DC world, but we also announce SIX future episodes!
The gang’s back to talk about Darryl’s mentor, Death’s Head II. The time traveling, multiple personality, cybernetic assassin. Or something like that, I don’t know. It’s dumber than ever. But also… great? If you haven’t heard part one, it’ll either help or make it worse.
Darryl continues to stan for the dumbest character in existence, Ryan stans for “little font” Jubilee, Sly can’t garner one iota of concern for Tuck, and Phil’s just here for the T&A. If you thought everyone was mean to Death’s Head (and Darryl) before, you ain’t heard nothin’ yet bub!
On this episode, the gang watches Batman grow up and develop from only hallucinating Robin dying, to causing it, then to only witnessing it. Again and again and again. We cover a bunch of Robin’s fake out deaths from the 60s and 70s! Not to be confused with the time he actually died in the 80s, which we covered exactly a year ago!
Ryan is bamboozled by how AIR TIGHT the plots of these stories are, Darryl thinks Batman shouldn’t be wasting his time advancing science, Sly defends every comic in this episode, and Phil wishes Robin was actually dead.
On this episode, the gang gets weird. We cover the standalone Doom Patrol spin-off book on everyone’s favorite HERO. OF. THE BEACH. Flex Mentallo! Never heard of him? Don’t worry, maybe it’s just because superheroes had to turn fictional to save our universe? Buckle up for a postmodern journey and remember, the fish gets changed more than the water!
Darryl wants to know why this is all happening, Phil wants to know how this is all happening, Sly has given up, and Ryan’s as happy as a kid in a candy store. As our hero Grant Morrison says, “Those comics, they really #&@! you up something.
On this episode, the gang takes a patreon request and covers one of their first indie books, Kaijumax by Zander Cannon and published by Oni Press – a gruesome tale of giant monsters in a maximum security prison. Asking the tough questions, like what if we treated giant monsters as badly as we currently treat actual human beings? And what if it was cute to look at?
Darryl remains in shock at the events in this book, Sly has NO SYMPATHY for one-note debtors, and Ryan really hates the prison system (both real and imaginary) and Phil just wants to watch Pacific Rim again.
Note: An Earlier version of this episode with a missing ending was uploaded previously. This is the fixed one!
On this episode, we revisit Captain Marvel, but only just barely since he isn’t called that anymore! Just in time for Shazam! We cover the story that we’re pretty sure the movie’s based on, his retold origins from the DC reboot.
Phil’s had enough of troubled kids with a heart of gold, Darryl knows who the REAL Santa is, Ryan has more knowledge about tigers in business suits than one might think, and Sly’s argues that Superman’s outlook is for babies and Black Adam’s is for big boys.
Our Annual extravaganza must once more come to a close, as we finish the second half of the Mark Millar epic, Ultimates 2. Does it fly off the rails as hard as Ultimates 1, which we covered last year? Listen to find out! And make sure you listen to part one first!
On this episode, we get INTO it. The four hosts choose some interesting lines in the sand on if the Avengers movie improved on Millar’s work or, god forbid, took away from it? Ryan think anything less than 10 issues is too subtle and rushed. Sly has some shocking reveals on his opinions of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Phil discusses the nuances of mental health awareness, through the lens of a teenaged edgelord. And Darryl might be the only one left with any sense on what constitutes a good book anymore.