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

Issue 50 – Midnighter: Gay Nemesis Batman

In this episode, Divisive Issues struggles to balance it’s edgelord tendencies and a normal perspective on the world.

Midnighter Vol 1: Out by Steve Orlando and ACO

In a truly divisive episode, the gang discusses the first volume of the New 52 Midnighter book. Midnighter is basically gay Batman with the edginess of Nemesis. Darryl has supported both of these ideas but is this truly what he wanted? Phil is sick of Sly bashing his bourgeois friends while Ryan is sick of Phil’s kink-shaming. And finally, Sly’s imprint corner makes a glorious comeback.

Theme: I’m a Midnight Mover – Bobby Womack

Clip: Who’s Line Is it Anyway?

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Issue 49: Bush, Putin & Pope Benedict vs Hitler

Pope Benedict

On this episode, the gang turns to a simpler time in geopolitical history, when Hitler’s moonbase attacked the world and only the 5 greatest Mahjong players could stop him, the leaders of the free world! Players like George Bush Sr., Pope Benedict, and Vladimir Putin!

The Legend Of Koizumi by Owada Hideki

In this episode, we reminisce about the good ol’ days of politics, when the fate of the world was constantly determined by a tile game. Sly marvels at Putin’s majesty for the umpteenth time. Ryan is the true Papa Bush, who’s pre-emptive strike abilities are over 9000. Darryl is really struggling to learn the rules of Mahjong and it’s kind of like rummy? And in a Divisive Issues first, Phil has some real life ties to one of the characters in this book!

Theme: Take Me Out To The Ballgame

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Issue 48: Before Rorschach: The Question & Mr. A

question

In this episode, the gang poses a lot of questions. Who watches the Watchmen? What questions does the Question question? Why is Mr. A such an A-hole?

We discuss the two characters who were the inspiration for Rorschach in Watchmen. We discuss their origins, their politics, and their unique creator, Steve Ditko. Sly can’t help but defend a fellow asshole while Ryan gets slowly won over by Phil’s wish fulfillment character. Phil is not impressed by superheroes with a play-doh face and while Darryl is not impressed by Ryan’s idea of a joke.

Comics: Blue Beetle 1, Witzend 3, The Question 1, 2, 8]

Clip: Kent Brockman from the Simpsons

Theme Song: Jeopardy Theme

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Issue 47 – DC’s The Flintstones: Commie Marxist Bull****

Flintstones

On this episode, the gang visits the town of Bedrock and dismantles capitalism!

Flintstones By Mark Russell and Steve Pugh – tinyurl.com/KarlFlintstone

In this episode, we read the most talked about book from DC’s new Hanna-Barbera universe, The Flintstones! Watch as Fred, Wilma, Barney, Betty, Pebbles, and Bam-Bam dismantle capitalism, sexism, genocide, miltary propaganda, traditional marriage, consumerism, religion, and GALACTIC BREAK! Phil wonders if the cartoon Fred Flintstone was a Marxist. Sly hosts part one of the “Moranis Fact Corner.” Ryan’s always striving to be fair and balanced. Darryl is an Eggman apologist who loves robot animals.

Theme: Flintstones by Homer Simpson

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Issue 46 – Killing X-Men Part 2: Death Of Cyclops

cyclops

After two weeks of arguing, the gang ends with a surprisingly amicable discussion on the Death of X. Death of X being either the death of Cyclops or the death of the X-Men as a franchise however you wanna look at it. But don’t worry, we’ve got Inhumans now! They’re way cooler.

Ryan can’t help but be inspired by Obama-esque speeches, even when they’re delivered by people with stupid Xes on their faces. Sly goes off about the inaccuracies present in the Official Marvel Handbook and it’s explanation of the punch dimension. Phil identifies a lot with Cyclops’ desire to find someone to kill him while Darryl critiques the third graders working on Marvel’s art staff.

Theme: Until her Heart Stops – A Day in the Life

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