Ace Comicals

We love comics!

About the show

Every two weeks your host Greg and his co-hosts Leon and Rahul 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...

If it tells a story in sequence through art and text, rest assured we'll have something to say about it.

If you have questions or comments, please reach us at acecomicals@gmail.com or on twitter at https://twitter.com/AceComicals

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Episodes and Blog Entries

  • 036: "Wallowing in Cheetos and Beer"

    Episode  |  May 30th, 2018  |  2 hrs 17 mins
    dynamite in the brain, hit-girl, legion, the boys, the matador, the nao of brown, the spider king, the wicked + the divine, tmnt, trauma, urban legends

    How we spent our bank holiday weekend, how the movie studios and fans alike are letting down the printed comic book industry, the dilemma of keeping up with the zeitgeist (or choosing not to), how we tackle "resuming" runs that we took a long break from reading, the harms of rushing to "solve" a story, and of course our usual roundup of our reads both new and old.

  • Deadhorse: A Large Double-Scoop Serving of Adventure Thriller Mystery Topped With Twin Peaks Sprinkles

    Article  |  May 20th, 2018
    By Greg
    blog, deadhorse, review

    A review of the adventure thriller mystery comic "Deadhorse" by: Eric Grissom, Phil Sloan, Marissa Louise and David Halvorson!

  • 035: "Never Queue for Breakfast" (or "Free Comic Book Day and other stories")

    Episode  |  May 16th, 2018  |  2 hrs 6 mins
    anthony bourdain, barrier, batman, berlin, crush, daygloahole, death or glory, fcbd, free comic book day, hungry ghosts, relay, strangers in paradise, white knight

    Free Comic Book Day, cinema etiquette (again!) and the virtues of a rigorous queuing system. Greg, Leon and Rahul discuss their day in London and their favourite reads from the day's offerings, as well as other recent offerings.

  • 034: "Infinity Talk"

    Episode  |  May 2nd, 2018  |  2 hrs 9 mins
    infinity war, marvel, movie

    An "Avengers: Infinity War" spoiler-filled special! Greg, Leon and Rahul take turns wielding the Infinity Gauntlet to flip reality upside-down, shake out all the secrets and give their take on exactly what went down in the latest Marvel blockbuster spectacle.

  • 033: "Ghibli-esque"

    Episode  |  April 18th, 2018  |  1 hr 24 mins
    analog, ghibli, isola, lucy dreaming, maagic the gathering, mtg, ni no kuni 2, pug.nay.shus, scales and scoundrels, the dead hand

    Ghibli-esque fantasy and paranoid reflections of reality! Greg and Ray tackle: Isola #1, Analog #1, Scales And Scoundrels #8, Lucy Dreaming #1, The Dead Hand #1 and Pug.Nay.Shus #1!

  • 032: "Boring Brown Dystopias Vs Colourful Sexy Time Travel"

    Episode  |  April 4th, 2018  |  1 hr 24 mins
    breathless, dc dark knights metal, doomsday clock, epic spell wars of the battle wizards: duel at m.t skullzfyre, harrow county, infinity 8, magic the gathering, mtg, thanos wins, the hidden, the sexy brutale, the shape of water, usagi yojimbo

    Cataclysmic conclusions and new beginnings! Greg and Leon talk about their recent reading this episode including: Doomsday Clock #4, Usagi Yojimbo: The Hidden #1, Breathless #1, Harrow County, DC Dark Nights: Metal, Infinity 8 #1, and the most recent ark of the Marvel Thanos solo comic "Thanos Wins".

  • 031: "Timecoin Man, It's The Way Forward"

    Episode  |  March 21st, 2018  |  1 hr 20 mins
    2018, abbott, crossing over, ghostbusters, ghostbusters annual, incognegro: renaissance, jessica jones, netflix, oblivion song, the spider king, vampironica, where the water tastes like wine

    Bitcoin, Vikings, Vampires, Aliens, Ghosts, other realms and hardened detectives! Greg and Leon get extra-dimensional this episode with: The Ghostbusters Annual 2018, Ghostbusters: Crossing Over #1, Abbott #2, Oblivion Song #1, Incognegro: Renaissance #1, The Spider King #1, and Vampironica #1!

  • 030: "Architect Of Irony"

    Episode  |  March 7th, 2018  |  1 hr 11 mins
    damnation, dr. strange, hit-girls, ice cream man, kick-ass, legion, luckjaw, saga, thought bubble

    Vegas, Hell, omnipotent treat salesmen, big clumsy teleporting dogs and the return of Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl! It's all here for your listening pleasure! This episode we discuss: Kick-Ass #1, Hit-Girl #1, Ice Cream Man #2, Dr. Strange: Damnation #1, Lockjaw #1, Saga #49, Legion #1, Legion #2!

  • 029: "War On Love With A Chainsaw"

    Episode  |  February 21st, 2018  |  1 hr 28 mins
    bingo love, black panther, cold war, death of love, exit stage left, florence, injustice 2 dlc, swamp thing winter special, the snagglepuss chronicles, twisted romance, vs

    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!!!"

    Episode  |  February 7th, 2018  |  1 hr 7 mins
    abbot, galaxy of brutality, hungry ghosts, legion, space riders, vinegar teeth

    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"

    Episode  |  January 24th, 2018  |  1 hr 13 mins
    days of hate, diablo house, grand design, ice cream man, the further adventures of nick wilson, under: scourge of the sewer, x-men

    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!"

    Episode  |  January 10th, 2018  |  2 hrs 3 mins
    2017 retrospective, 2018, new year, retrospective

    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"

    Episode  |  December 24th, 2017  |  1 hr 19 mins
    batman adventures holiday special, batman:tas, christmas, christmas special, hellboy, klaus, klaus and the crisis in xmasville, winter special

    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"

    Episode  |  December 13th, 2017  |  1 hr 30 mins
    batman, batman annual, black bolt, demon, ghostbusters, john wick, jughead, no.1 with a bullet, tmnt, white knight

    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"

    Episode  |  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?"

    Episode  |  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.

What are you looking down here for? Go read some comics!