About the Show
We discuss comics in all their forms; monthly issues, collected volumes, graphic novels, newspaper strips, film tie-ins, TV tie-ins, flip-books, pictures scribbled on the backs of napkins...
Every two weeks your host Greg and his co-hosts Leon and Rahul will bring you their thoughts directly into your earholes. If it tells a story in sequence through art and text, rest assured we'll have something to say about it.
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Episodes and Blog Entries
029: "War On Love With A Chainsaw"
February 21st, 2018
1 hr 28 mins
abbott #2, aftershock comics, alejandra gutierrez, alex de campi, australia, batman #41, ben caldwell, bingo love, black panther, brad anderson, chainsaw, christopher sebela, cold war #1, comic books, comics, dave sharp, dc comics, death of love #1, dlc, doctor strange damnation #1, donal delay, erica schultz, exit stage left: the snagglepuss chronicles #1, exit stage left: the snagglepuss chronicles #2, felipe sobreiro, florence, games, gaming, graphic novels, hanna-barbera, hayden sherman, hit girl #1, huckleberry hound, hungry ghosts #2, ice cream man #2, idw, idw publishing, image, image comics, infinity countdown prime #1, injustice 2, jason fabok, jenn st-onge, john wick #2, joy san, justin jordan, kamina vincent, katie skelly, kelley jones, ken wong, kendrick lamar, kick-ass, legion #2, len wein, lockjaw #1, love, magen cubed, mark morales, mark russell, marvel comics, marvel studios, mcu, meredith mcclaren, michelle madsen, mike feehan, mountains, ncbd, new comic book day, omar estévez, paul mounts, peter parker spectacular spider-man #300, punisher platoon #6, rachel deering, redneck #10, romance, sam crisp, sarah horrocks, sci-fi, squiddly diddly, steve pugh, swamp thing winter special #1, tee franklin, tennessee williams, terrifics #1, the swamp thing winter special, thomas lanier "tennessee" williams iii, tmnt, tmnt ongoing #79, tom king, tony coculuzzi, twisted romance #1, twisted romance #2, valentines day, vinegar teeth #2, vita ayala, vs #1
This episode we check out some great new comics and some stories where love takes center stage! including: The Swamp Thing Winter Special,
Death Of Love #1, Cold War #1, Twisted Romance #1 and #2, Bingo Love, Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles #1 and #2, VS #1, and a comic adjacent game called Florence!
028: "Gachi Gachi!!!"
February 7th, 2018
1 hr 7 mins
1970s, 1972, abbot #1, abbott, alberto ponticelli, alexis ziritt, anthology, anthony bourdain, berger, berger books, black mask, black mask comics, boom studios, bourdain, charles xavier, comic, comic book, comic books, comics, dark horse, dark horse comics, dbfz, dc, dc comics, detroit, dragon ball: fighter z, dragonball, dragonball fighter, eldritch, fabian jr. rangel, food, ghosts, graphic novel, graphic novels, h.p lovecraft, horror, hungry ghosts, hungry ghosts #1, idw, idw publishing, image, image comics, january, japan, javier rodriguez, joel rose, jose villarrubia, karen berger, legion, legion (2018) #1, lovecraft, lovecraftian, marvel, marvel comics, marvel infinity, motor city, mutants, ncbd, new comic book day, new comics day, nostalgia, paul pope, peter milligan, podcast, ponticelli, redlands, rodriguez, saladin ahmed, sami kivela, space riders: galaxy of brutality #4, supernatural, taj tenfold, vanesa del rey, vinegar teeth #1, wilfredo torres, x-men, ziritt
January is finally over! It felt like 1000 years! For this episode the guys sample some new runs to hit the shelves including: Vinegar Teeth #1, Legion (2018) #1, Abbot #1 and Hungry Ghosts #1. Also the concluding chapter of previously discussed comic, Space Riders: Galaxy Of Brutality #4 !
027: "Are You Afraid Of Suburbia"
January 24th, 2018
1 hr 13 mins
2018, ales kot, arachnophobia, boom studios, charles xavier, chris o’halloran, comics, days of hate, days of hate #1, days of hate 1, dbfz, dc, dc comics, diablo house, diablo house #3, diablo house 3, dragon ball: fighter z, dragonball, dragonball fighter, ed piskor, frazer irving, grand design, grand design 2, horror, ice cream, ice cream man #1, ice cream man 1, idw, idw publishing, image, image comics, injustice 2, january, jay fotos, legion, martin morazzo, marvel, marvel comics, ncbd, new comic book day, new comics day, nostalgia, podcast, santiperez, shawn dickinson, spiders, ted adams, the further adventures of nick wilson #1, the watcher, under: scourge of the sewer, w. maxwell prince, x-men, x-men: grand design #2, xmen
It's cold, it's miserable, it's January. But there are still comics to keep us warm! The guys take you through their most recent picks from the pile including: X-Men: Grand Design #2, Diablo House #3, Days of Hate #1, The Further Adventures of Nick Wilson #1, Under: Scourge Of The Sewer and Ice Cream Man #1!
026: "2017 Roundup, New Year, and Beyond!"
January 10th, 2018
2 hrs 3 mins
abbot, archie, batman, batman and the signal, ben passmore, betty, black bolt, boom! studios, chilling adventures of sabrina, curse words, dc comics, dynamite comics, east of west, elsa charretier, exit stage left: snagglepuss chronicles, giant days, godshaper, gorogoa, grave diggers union, hit girl, hungry ghosts, ice cream man, image comics, infinity countdown, injustice 2, jonathan hickman, jughead, kick ass, lockjaw, lucy dreaming, marvel comics, mech cadet yu, mister miracle, namwolf, new year, new year's resolutions, nick dragotta, no.1 with a bullet, oblivion song, pierrickj colinet, redneck, riverdale, robert aguirre-sacasa, robert hack, scales and scoundrels, secret weapons, swamp thing winter special, the beautiful death, the infinite loop, the inhumans, the signal, the vision, twisted romance, veronica, victor lavalle’s destroyer, x-men grand design, your black friend
Welcome to our first show of 2018! We ring in the New Year by reflecting on our favourite comics of 2017, and the comics on the horizon that have us excited for 2018. Happy New Year, from the Ace Comicals crew!
025: "A Very Ace Comicals Christmas"
December 24th, 2017
1 hr 19 mins
advent, batman, batman the animated series, boom! studios, bruce timm, christmas, comics, corpus monstrum, dan mora, dark horse comics, dc comics, december, father christmas, festive, gary gianni, grandfather frost, grant morrison, harley quinn, hellboy, holidays, horror, image comics, klaus, marvel comics, mike mignola, monster men, mr. freeze, ncbd, new comic book day, new comics day, new year, paul dini, poison ivy, saint nicholas, santa, santa claus, steve purcell, the joker, the monster men, toybox, winter
SEASONS GREETINGS! It's the 2017 Ace Comicals Holiday Special! The guys get into the holiday spirit with a list of seasonal reads for you to enjoy from Christmases past and present! including: the Hellboy Christmas Special (1997), the Hellboy Winter Special (2017),Klaus and the Crisis in Xmasville #1 and The Batman Adventures Holiday Special (1995).
024: "Maybe If My Teacher Taught Maths Like This"
December 13th, 2017
1 hr 30 mins
advent, archie comics, batman, batman annual #2 (2017), batman white knight, black bolt (2017) #1, chip zdarsky, christmas, comic books, comics, dc comics, demon vol.4, erica henderson, ghostbusters, ghostbusters tmnt 2, giovanni valleta, greg pak, horror, idw, idw publishing, image comics, inhumans, jack kirby, jack napier, jason shiga, john wick, john wick #1, jughead, jughead vol. 1, keanu reeves, marvel comics, ncbd, netflix, new comic book day, no. 1 with a bullet #2, podcast, privacy, riverdale, teenage mutant ninja turtles, the joker, tmnt, tom king
It's Not Christmas. But it's almost Christmas. But it's not Christmas... Yet. The guys discuss their recent reads from the run up to Christmas including: Batman Annual #2 (2017), Ghostbusters TMNT 2, Batman White Knight, Jughead Vol. 1, Black Bolt (2017) #1, No. 1 With a Bullet #2, John Wick #1 and Demon Vol.4.
023: "The Doomsday Clock Has Struck Midnight"
November 29th, 2017
1 hr 37 mins
art spiegelman, batman, ben passmore, blank slate, dc comics, dc dark knights: the batman who laughs #1, dceu, deniz camp, doomsday clock #1, gary frank, geoff johns, idw publishing, image comics, justice league, kill the minotaur, marvel, marvel comics, maus, maxwell’s demons, mcu, minky woodcock – the girl who handcuffed houdini #1, nerdwriter, nerdwriter1, netflix, punisher: the platoon, the beautiful death #1, the punisher, titan comics, vault comics, vittorio astone, watchmen, your black friend
The Doomsday Clock has struck midnight and the guys have a stack of stories to talk about! Including: Doomsday Clock #1, Punisher: The Platoon #1-3, Kill The Minotaur, DC Dark Knights: The Batman Who Laughs #1, Minky Woodcock – The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini #1, The Beautiful Death #1, Your Black Friend, Blank Slate, and Maxwell’s Demons #1.
022: "On Paper Doesn't It Sound Terrible?"
November 15th, 2017
1 hr 34 mins
archie, archie comics, batman, batman: lost #1, comic books, comics, dark kinghts metal, dc comics, dc metal, ghostbusters, idw publishing, image comics, marvel comics, mathieu bablet, mister miracle #3, mister miracle #4, mitch gerads, ncbd, new comics day, niko guardia, no. 1 with a bullet #1, pep comics, riverdale, tank girl, teenage mutant ninja turtles, the beautiful death #1, the beautiful death #2, the cw, the grave diggers union #1, the wonderful world of tank girl #1, tmnt ghostbusters ii #1, tmnt ghostbusters ii #2, toby cypress, tom king, wes craig
The guys dig into some wild tales about Proton Packs and half shell Ninjas, Gravediggers that fight supernatural threats, escalating violence in half baked heists, and the question of privacy in the modern digital age! we discuss: TMNT Ghostbusters II #1 and #2, The Grave Diggers Union #1, Batman: Lost #1, Mister Miracle #3 and #4, The Wonderful World of Tank Girl #1, No. 1 With A Bullet #1 and The Beautiful Death #1 and #2.
021: "The All Hallows Eve-isode"
October 30th, 2017
1 hr 9 mins
all hallows eve, archie comics, archie horror, autumn, batman, black magic, chilling adventures of sabrina, comic books, comics, cullen bunn, dark horse comics, dc comics, dc house of horror #1, frankenstein, ghosts, gra[hic novels, green lantern, haints, hallowe'en, halloween, harrow county, horror, image, image comics, jughead, jughead: the hunger #1, justice league, marvel comics, mike mignola, mr higgins comes home, occult, robert hack, roberto aguirre-sacasa, sabrina, sabrina the teenage witch, salem, samhain, spooky, superman, the flash, the joker, the occult, tyler crook, vampires, vol.1 : countless haints, vol.1 : the crucible, werewolves, witches, wonder woman, zombies
Greg and Leon get into the Halloween spirit with some awesome "All Hallows Reads" that range from dread tales of the occult to monster madness! This episode we cover: Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina, Vol.1 : The Crucible, Mr Higgins Comes Home, Jughead: The Hunger #1, DC House Of Horror #1 and Harrow County, Vol.1 : Countless Haints.
020: "Universe-Ending Bad"
October 11th, 2017
1 hr 4 mins
batman, batman: the dawnbreaker #1, batman: white knight #1, carol danvers, comic books, comics, dark mulitverse, dc, funny pages, generations: ms. marvel & ms. marvel #1 and generations: miles morales spider-man & peter parker spider-man #1, gotham city, halloween, harley quinn, head lopper ms. marvel, headlopper vol. 1: the island or a plague of beasts, image comics, jack napier, kamala khan, legends, marvel, miles morales, monsters, myths, northrop grumman, peter parker, sean murphy, spiderman, spooky season, the dawnbreaker, the joker, the vision, vision vol. 1: little worse than a man, white knight
It's spooky season at last! Greg, Leon and Rahul are taking heads on islands of mythical beasts, living with the family Vision, getting tangled in time twisting team-ups, witnessing the birth of "The Dawnbreaker" and watching the eternal frown of Gotham finally begin to turn upside down?...
In our 20th episode featuring: Head Lopper Vol. 1: The Island or A Plague Of Beasts, Vision Vol. 1: Little Worse Than A Man, Batman: White Knight #1, Batman: The Dawnbreaker #1, Generations: Ms. Marvel & Ms. Marvel #1 and Generations: Miles Morales Spider-Man & Peter Parker Spider-Man #1.
019: "Admins Of S.H.I.E.L.D"
September 27th, 2017
1 hr 21 mins
aaron lopresti, batman, collections, comics, dark kinghts metal, dark knights- batman: the red death, dc, dc comics, fantasy, gail simone, idw publishing, ikea, image, image comics, justice league, marvel, marvel comics, mister miracle, mitch gerads, post apocalypse, retcon, s.h.i.e.l.d, sci fi, swords and sorcery, the baxter building, the fantastic four, the flash, the realm, tom king, wonder woman, wonder woman/conan
Greg and Leon explore worlds of post apocalyptic fantasy, the struggles of supernatural soldiers, the broken psyche of a cosmic god, tales of hardened warriors in gladiatorial combat, and Dark Knights from broken universes, in this our 19th episode featuring: The Realm #1, Retcon #1, Wonder Woman/Conan #1, Dark Knights- Batman: The Red Death and Mister Miracle #2 !
018: "The Real Lemon In The Eye"
September 13th, 2017
57 mins 30 secs
amelia earhart, captain phasma, comic books, comics, dastardly and muttley, dc, dc comics, delicious in dungeon, dick dastardly, dungeons and dragons, elsewhere, garth ennis, idw, idw publishing, image, image comics, journey to star wars: the last jedi, marvel, marvel comics, ncbd, new comics day, scales and scoundrels, star wars, star wars: the last jedi, the last jedi
Greg and Rahul enter a warped zone of weird cartoon slapstick, alternate dimensions, fun fantasy adventures, space opera in chrome, and the nutritional
value of mythical creatures In our 18th episode featuring: Dastardly and Muttley #1, Scales And Scoundrels #1, Delicious in Dungeon, Captain Phasma #1, and Elsewhere!
017: "Trawling IKEA For Solutions"
September 6th, 2017
1 hr 33 mins
batman, batman: dark knight, boom! studios, comics, dark city, dark knights: metal, dc, dc comics, dead of winter, generation gone, ghostbusters, ghostbusters 101, idw publishing, image comics, marvel, marvel comics, mech cadet yu, new comic book day, shirtless bear fighter, tmnt dimension x, war on bearror, winnebago graveyard, x-men
Leon is trapped in The Danger Room in the X-Men's Westchester Mansion, leaving Greg and Rahul to discuss: Generation Gone #2, TMNT Dimension X, Batman: Dark Knight, Dark City, Winnebago Graveyard #3, Mech Cadet Yu #1, Dead of Winter #1, Shirtless Bear Fighter #3, and Ghostbusters 101 #6 alongside a whole stack of other stuff!
016: "Post Apocalyptic Comicocracy"
August 23rd, 2017
1 hr 40 mins
atomic comics, batman, batman: the war of jokes and riddles, brendon small, brendon small's galaktikon, comic books, comics, dark knights metal, dc comics, dimension x, genius: cartel, greg capullo, idw publishing, image comics, madman, marvel comics, mike allred, mister miracle, mitch gerads, redlands, scott snyder, teenage mutant ninja turtles, the joker, the riddler, tmnt, tmnt: dimension x, tom king
Upon his return Greg finds a post apocalyptic comicocracy. Where sanity and peace once reigned now there is only "The Stack"... A bumper episode where Greg and Leon discuss Dark Knights Metal, Mister Miracle, Genius: Cartel, Brendon Small's Galaktikon and Redlands! We also talk a little about TMNT: Dimension X, Mike Allred's Madman and the recent War Of Jokes And Riddles Batman arc. All this and more!
015: "Onomatopoeia Porn"
August 9th, 2017
52 mins 42 secs
#makeminemilkshake, comics, crosswind, demon, fables, lark's killer, locke and key, ms. marvel, secret weapons, spiritus, y: the last man
We are sailing blind without our captain! Leon and Rahul take the helm and steer the good ship Ace Comicals towards belaboured metaphor island, where we talk about #MakeMineMilkshake, Jason Shiga's Demon, Spiritus, Lark's Killer, Crosswind, Secret Weapons and more!