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

  • 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.

  • 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!

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