Ace Comicals

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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.

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Episodes and Blog Entries

  • 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.

  • 021: "The All Hallows Eve-isode"

    Episode  |  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"

    Episode  |  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"

    Episode  |  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"

    Episode  |  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"

    Episode  |  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"

    Episode  |  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"

    Episode  |  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!

  • 014: "Rambling Without Signposts"

    Episode  |  July 26th, 2017  |  1 hr 20 mins
    batgirl, centipede, clue, comic books, comics, curse words, dark horse, dark horse comics, dc, dc comics, demon, dynamite, dynamite comics, eisner awards, generation gone, groo: play of the gods, idw, idw publishing, image comics, jason shiga, kill the minotaur, marvel, marvel comics, ms. marvel, new comic book day, san diego comic con, secret weapons, shirtless bear fighter, valiant, valiant entertainment, war on bearror, winnebago graveyard, wonder woman

    An over-sized edition of Ace Comicals! we talk Eisner Awards, some San Diego Comic Con, and our recent reads including: Demon, Shirtless Bear Fighter, Winnebago Graveyard, centipede, Secret Weapons, Clue, Ms. Marvel, Curse Words, Batgirl, Wonder Woman, Generation Gone, Groo: Play Of The Gods and Kill The Minotaur!

  • 013: ACP Spiderman: Reign (2006-2007)

    Episode  |  July 12th, 2017  |  1 hr 1 min
    comicbooks, comics, frank miller, homecoming, klaus janson, marvel, marvel comics, peter parker, spider-man, spider-man: homecoming, spiderman, spiderman: reign, the dark knight returns

    Ace Comicals Presents: Spiderman: Reign (2006-2007) The guys discuss and dissect Kaare Andrews' dark, gritty, four part glimpse into the Web-Slinger's future!

  • 012: "His House Is Totally Made Of Bear Pelts"

    Episode  |  June 28th, 2017  |  1 hr 10 mins
    adam kubert, alexis ziritt, alison sampson, bachan, bill & ted, bill and ted, bill and ted save the universe, black mask studios, boom! studios, brian joines, cat staggs, chip zdarsky, comic books, comics, crosswind and victor lavalle's destroyer, dc, dc comics, dietrich smith, fabian rangel jr, gail simone, image, image comics, jody leheup, marvel, marvel comics, mike spicer, nil vendrell, peter parker: the spectacular spider-man, sebastian girner, shirtless bear fighter, space riders, space riders: galaxy of brutality, spiderman, steve niles, the war on bearror, victor lavalle, winnebago graveyard

    The three of us are reunited once more! In the discussion stack this time we have Space Riders: Galaxy Of Brutality, Shirtless Bear Fighter, Bill And Ted Save The Universe, Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-man, Winnebago Graveyard,Crosswind and Victor LaValle's Destroyer!

  • 011: ACP Superman: Secret Identity (2004)

    Episode  |  June 14th, 2017  |  1 hr 1 min
    action comics, comic books, comics, dc, dc comics, kurt busiek, stuart immonen, superman, superman: secret identity

    Ace Comicals Presents- Superman: Secret Identity (2004)
    Greg and Rahul talk about Kurt Busiek and Stuart Immonen's uplifting, self contained, Superman tale!

  • 010: "This Is Fast Becoming The Image Cast"

    Episode  |  May 31st, 2017  |  1 hr 9 mins
    boom! studios, comics, comics books, curse words, godshaper, image, image comics, new comic day!, rose, samaritan veritas, underwinter, victor lavalle's destroyer

    Greg and Leon hold the fort with Rahul missing in Puzzlewood Forest! We talk Samaritan Veritas, Victor LaValle's Destroyer, Underwinter, Godshaper, Curse Words and Rose!

  • 009: ACP Aliens ("Salvation" and "Dead Orbit")

    Episode  |  May 17th, 2017  |  53 mins 25 secs
    alien, aliens, aliens: covenant, comic books, comics, dark horse comics, h.r. giger, james stokoe, mike mignola, ridley scott, xenomorph

    It's an Aliens Double Feature! We take a look at the Dave Gibbons and Mike Mignola Aliens: Salvation as well as Issue 1 of James Stokoe's Aliens Dead Orbit.

  • 008: Free Comic Book Day 2017!

    Episode  |  May 14th, 2017  |  59 mins 54 secs
    2000ad, archie comics, art of the brick, art of the brick dc superheroes, bad machinery, betty & veronica, bongo comics free for all, comic books, comics, dc, fcbd, fcbd17, free comic book day, hostage, i hate image, idw, image comics, judge dredd, justice league, lady mechanika, marvel, oni press, teenage mutant ninja turtles, tmnt, tmnt: prelude to dimension x

    Free Comic Book Day! we spent the day in London and of course we got some free comics! We talk about our adventures in Lego-art and bad movies and our picks from the FCBD pile!

  • 007: "Mutant Without A Cause"

    Episode  |  May 3rd, 2017  |  1 hr 6 mins
    albatross funnybooks, boom! studios, comic books, comics, dc comics, free comic book day, godshaper, idw, image comics, kobane calling, marvel, namwolf, rat queens, redneck, the infinite loop, they’re not like us, zero calcare, zerocalcare

    Fever dreams, time loops, Blood-beer and sober truth. We talk Namwolf, Redneck, Godshaper, The Infinite Loop, Rat Queens, They’re Not Like Us and Kobane Calling!

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