Episode 56 – Sabrina The Teenage Satan Worshiping Orphan

"More like Melissa Bone Heart!"
Who needs Betty or Veronica when you have one of Lucifer’s handmaidens?

Our Spooktacular month continues! Last year we covered Archie’s Gritty Zombie Reboot so this year, we returned to Riverdale for another horror story! Well… not quite Riverdale, but the nearby town of Greendale. It’s time for the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina The Teenage Witch! Phil doesn’t remember the show at all, but even he’s pretty sure they didn’t worship Satan on ABC’s TGIF or even the reruns on the much edgier TeenNick. Content warning: Like with most of our Halloween episodes, this book contains a lot of violence, mention of sexual assault, and some adult themes. Spooky, right?

To round out our Halloween block of episodes, we go back to another book written by Riverdale creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Just like with Afterlife With Archie, he scares the hell out of us with some campy 60s characters. At least Ryan didn’t cry this time. Sly brings back his beloved Dracula voice. Phil forgot to finish the book, but helps point out a lot of religious parallels, so we’ll let it slide this time. Darryl just wants to marry an old lady who loves Bye Bye Birdy (and happens to be in a coma). Ryan has some pretty messed up lines in the sand on what he calls “dark” stories.

Happy Halloween, everybody! I hope it’s spooky! But not as spooky as the real world has been lately. Come on, even horror fans have their limits.

Theme Song: Theme Song from the Sabrina The Teenage Witch Animated Series

Sly was just on Ryan’s other podcast, WGiRNY, to promote the beautiful merch he made for them.

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Issue 55 – Gyo: Fart-Powered Spider Fish

GyoIt’s time for our Divisive Issues Spooktacular month. For our first story, we return to horror manga and the creator we applauded the most last year: Junji Ito. Will we be as positive about our first full work from him?

The story is Gyo, which literally translates to “Fish.” The story does start out being about fish walking on land but it’s not too long before we get into bloated body horror and demented carnivals. This story was unfortunately too spooky for Phil but the rest of the gang is here. Ryan giggles like a child whenever farts are involved while Sly gets mad if you dare explain anything in a story to him. It also turns out Darryl is some kind of freak that doesn’t produce oily black substances from his body.

Theme Song: Under the Sea by the Little Mermaid

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Issue 54 – The Maxx: Tricking 8-Year Old Kids Into Feminism Since 1993

The Maxx - He's like Purple Hulk but... Homeless?
The Maxx – He sure looks deep and nuanced, right?

On this episode, the gang reads the first four issues of The Maxx. He looks like a weird, purple Hulk with an overbite, but he’s a lot deeper than that! We swear. Why won’t you believe us?!?

Read along: The Maxx Vol 1

After reading Darryl’s beloved Death’s Head 2 last time, we dip back into Sly’s childhood for The Maxx. Even though it seems like a goofy dystopia, this book apparently introduced Sly to feminism. Does it hold up? Or is our protagonist just a damn snowflake, polluted by our liberal SJW culture? Darryl is really unconvinced if this book is a subversion of an inversion. Phil actually likes a book we picked for the show? Ryan loves this book even though he missed pretty much the whole plot. And is that… Sly apologizing for being salty? It can’t be!

 

Content Warning: This book heavily features sexual violence against women.

Theme: Max Power From The Simpsons

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Issue 53 – Death’s Head II: Voted Best Character By 90s Kids

Don't worry, Death's Head is now Death's Head II
Death Head’s II has killed Death’s Head 1!

On this episode, the gang let Darryl pick the book we read. Last time he picked one, it was an existential horror manga that stuck with us for months. This time, it’s a super extreme 90s Marvel book that probably would’ve fit in better during Edgelord August. Apparently Death’s Head II is a rich character with history from Transformers to Doctor Who. Buckle up, it’s quite the journey.

Read along: Death’s Head II Vol 1 and Revolutionary War: Death’s Head II

In this episode, we journey into the minds of our two most intriguing hosts to see where it all started, Death’s Head II. Or maybe Death’s Head I. And maybe Minion. Don’t forget Death’s Head 3.0! Or maybe Death’s Head Cubed? Who knows? There’s a lot of lore to unpack here. All will be revealed as you learn Sly’s original screen name and internet persona. Just why does Darryl want to be Death’s Head II when he grows up? Why does Phil hate time traveling so much? Ryan, as usual, has no idea what’s going on, despite Darryl hyping this when Ryan interviewed him about growing up with these comics.

Theme: We’re In Business by Andrew Thompson

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Issue 52 – Mark Millar’s Wolverine: Old Man Logan

Old Man LoganFor part two of Edgelord August, we revisit the man who brought us to the rodeo: Mark Millar. Old Man Logan was technically the source for the recent Logan film. Is this is another example of a film adaptation being better than a Millar book? (Yes)

We’re back to the usual crew to discuss the usual Millar garbage. Sly tries to hold it in all episode but can’t resist the urge to pop his claws. Ryan gets ready for what is sure to be a fun and goofy story. Phil is back and ready for some more edgelord shit. Darryl points out the politically relevant nature of this 2008 story.

Theme: The Children’s Marching Song

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Issue 51 – Garth Ennis’ Crossed: Naked Edgelord Zombies

Crossed

On this episode, the boys are joined by Michael M. Raider (of We’ll Get It Right Next Year: An Adventure In Cinema and Wheeeeeengs fame) to discuss some edgy Garth Ennis to welcome in EDGELORD AUGUST PART 1.

Crossed: Badlands Issues 1-3 – tinyurl.com/CrossedBadlands

Crossed: Special (2013) – tinyurl.com/CrossedSpecial

IT’S EDGELORD AUGUST. We’re talking about Crossed, a book that Ryan refers to as “Walking Dead but instead of zombies, they come back as shitlords.” Sly doesn’t understand Scottish stereotypes. Michael tries his damnedest to give deep intellectual analysis of this masterpiece. Darryl didn’t even read all the right books. Maybe Phil will be back next time? We really hope so, we don’t want to do another edgelord book without him.

Be warned, we’re talking about excessive gore, dying babies, murder, sexual violence, all sorts of things that are universally terrible.

Theme: Last Caress by The Misfits

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One-Shot: Being A New Filthy Casual

filthy casual

On this episode, the final Phil-in episode, Ryan sits down with some newer/more filthy casual comic book fans and talks about why they love this medium or why they don’t.

In this episode, Ryan’s joined by permanent guest Darryl, superfan Matt, and superfan Tracy. We talk about reading comics as a kid, what brought people back, what pushed people away, and all sorts of other things! Special thanks to Ariel for helping with the intro and outro! And get ready for edgelord august! IT’S COMING

Theme: A bunch of Sonic music

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Special Edition 7 – Teen Titans: The Judas Contract

judas contract

On this episode, the gang grabs Owen from Classic Schmassic to Phil in. What did he bring for them to enjoy? Ugh.

Teen Titans – The Judas Contract (film)

In this episode, we watched the new Teen Titans animated film with Owen. He was so excited to guest on the show, that he slept through the movie! He really missed quite the cinematic masterpiece. Ryan, Sly, and Darryl have a rare unified take on how bored they were. Everyone involved was just anxious for the waffles they were planning to have afterwards. Are we witty yet?

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One-Shot: Why The Hell Is Captain America A Nazi?

nazi

On this episode, the gang is absent, so Ryan interviews some people about Captain America becoming a Nazi! This isn’t an episode on the story Secret Empire, but about the concept of Captain America himself, what he means to people, and how him becoming an agent of Hydra affects fans in different ways.

Special thanks to Sly, David, Henry, and Matt for talking to me!

Theme: Real American by Rick Derringer

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Our Introduction to Comic Terms

Comic Terms.For this special episode, we give some backstory on some tropes, terms, and nonsense words we use all the time. If you’ve never read comic books before or want a sample of what kind of show we are. Here’s the best place to start! Welcome to our “Introduction to Comic Terms.” Check out the rest of our episodes at www.comraderadio.com