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.

Art and logos by the talented and extremely generous Anthony Smith

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Episodes and Blog Entries

  • 042: "I Like One Third Of Neapolitan Ice Cream"

    Episode  |  August 29th, 2018  |  1 hr 36 mins
    antaskew, batman, crowded, eternity girl, hollow knight, ice cream man, kings of fear, pearl

    Misery in 3 flavours, Tales of assassins in two flavours, Immortality, and fear reigns supreme in Arkham Asylum!

  • 041: "A Punk Spirit Fueled By Adrenaline And Stained With Beer"

    Episode  |  August 15th, 2018  |  1 hr 3 mins
    alan moore, bebop and rockstead hit the road, fantastic four, grand design, leviathan, saga of the swamp thing, second genesis, teenage mutant ninja turtles, the world's greatest comic magazine, tmnt, xmen

    Chilling yarns from the swamp, fantastic adventurers, tales of Xavier's gifted, nihilistic mutant road trip destruction and giant monsters!

  • Bone Parish #1: The First Dose of A Great New Horror laced, Supernatural Crime Thriller

    Article  |  August 13th, 2018
    By Greg
    alex guimarães, ash, blog, bone parish, bone parish #1, bones, boom! studios, comics. comic books, crime, cullen bunn, drugs, ed dukeshire, graphic novels, harrow county, horror, jonas scharf, lee garbett, new orleans, review, rod reis, supernatural, the occult, thriller, tyler crook

    A review of the awesome new horror infused, supernatural, crime comic "Bone Parish" by: Cullen Bunn, Jonas Scharf, Alex Guimarães, Ed Dukeshire, Lee Garbett, Rod Reis, and Tyler Crook!

  • 040: "Monochrome Man, Technicolour World"

    Episode  |  July 25th, 2018  |  1 hr 41 mins
    batman, by night, ice cream man, incredibles, incredibles 2, life of captain marvel, octopath traveller, relay, she could fly, the dark knight, the thrilling adventure hour

    We talk about movies, both Incredible and decennial, monoliths, terrifying drops, thrilling highs, on-brand doughnuts, souses who are spouses and extra-dimensional jibber-jabber.

  • 039: "Dupes And Time Travel"

    Episode  |  July 11th, 2018  |  1 hr 33 mins
    batman, batrimony, cosmic ghost rider, marvel rising, ms. marvel, multiple man, prism stalker, squirrel girl, submerged, wedding

    Weddings, acid trips, interrupted sleepovers, 90's anime vibes, flooded Greek fables and a tangled mess of time travel: It's episode #039 of Ace Comicals!

  • 038: "Pentagram Pizza"

    Episode  |  June 27th, 2018  |  1 hr 13 mins
    batman, by night, hit-girl, luke cage, shanghai red, tmnt universe

    Luke Cage Season 2, Sound tracking comics, and this episode's stack! Greg, and Rahul take a journey through Shanghai Red #1, Hit Girl #5, By Night #1 and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe #23!

  • 037: "Trash Compactor Selfie"

    Episode  |  June 13th, 2018  |  1 hr 7 mins
    batman, blackwood, captain marvel, lando, leicester comic-con, star wars, sword daughter

    Tales from Leicester comic con, the new Star Wars Lando Calrissian comic, Sword Daughter, Blackwood, some retro Batman books and some gushing over Captain Marvel!

  • 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!

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