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Play Comics

Play Comics is a show that looks at video games based on comic properties and how faithful those games stay to the source material.

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July 25, 2021 44 min

It all comes back to Spider-Man doesn’t it? There’s a good reason for that, he is one of Marvel’s premier characters for a reason. We’re just going to have a Spider-Man game for every console aren’t we?

Tune in this week as Aaron Weiss from Weisscast joins the show to help break down why Spider-Man gets so much love in the gaming sphere.

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The best thing about supporting a cool story on Kickstarter is getting to go along for the ride over the course of the story’s lifetime. And that’s what we’re doing here in the first time we’re taking a second look at a Kickstarter storyline.

Tommy Jauregui comes by the show again to talk about the second chapter of his Endless Moons story. And hopefully convinces some of you to back the Endless Moons Kickstarter campaign.

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July 11, 2021 45 min

Don’t get me wrong, I love super hero comics. But they’ve been around forever, and with that longevity comes a tie to the past that just can’t be ignored. No matter what anyone does with Superman or Hulk there’s always going to be someone complaining that a bit of the past is being ignored. Even if that piece of the past is deeply rooted in values and ideas that we don’t hold as a society anymore.

Which is one reason why I’m so exc...

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Sometimes I just get confused when it comes to localization decisions. Why can't we get the manga license with our games? Did they think we wouldn't like a plane based shooter because it had a comic with it that we didn't recognize?

Good thing that I have Steampunk Link and Emmy Zero from SNEScapades here to help straighten things up. Listen in as we try to solve this and other mysterious aspects of this early SNES era ...

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June 20, 2021 54 min

There’s no turning back now, social media is here to stay. And with that comes a new type of interaction with the world and the people who make the pieces of entertainment that help us get through our day.

But what happens behind the scenes and along the way for the people who create these things? Good thing we have Dave Baker here to help shed some light on that with Everyone is Tulip, a comic created with Nicole Goux and publishe...

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I can't get into first person shooters. But let's get it even wider than that, I usually can't get into shooters at all. They're just not my genre of choice.

Patrick Hickey Jr. might just change that with his latest book The Minds Behind Shooter Games. I'll probably never be good at them but after reading the background that Patrick was able to pick up. I might not love the games, but I love hearing about the st...

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When you think of the most iconic characters in the DC Universe then Wonder Woman is definitely up there. Easily one of the most important characters in comics. But with that longevity and popularity comes an interesting problem, a lot of stuff has already been done. So when you can get a fresh take on things it’s always great, and even better when it’s a well done comic.

That’s what we have here with Michael Conrad and Becky Cloon...

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May 30, 2021 54 min

One of the great things about comics is that there’s a story for everyone. A character for everyone. Or there can be, some groups are just more well represented than others. What can you do?

If you’re Joe Glass, you can go write a comic that has been popular enough to spawn a 400+ page omnibus release. I’d say that’s doing a little something to make sure that marginalized portions of the population can get some more and better ...

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Comics is a team sport. Unless you’re talking about one of those super talented people who can do everything, but we’re not talking about them right now. We’re looking at a book made by two people who are both good at what they do.

Those people: Eric Grissom and Will Perkins. The book: Goblin. I have both of them here to talk about this wonderful story that you really will have to read. Spoiler alert though: it’s pretty good.

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Sometimes a dumb idea actually turns into something. You know, like telling your wife that you’re starting a comic publisher. Or not telling her and just kind of doing it until one day neither of you can deny that this is exactly what’s going on.

I’ve never done that. But you know who has? Today’s guest Mark Bernal from Lesser Known Comics. So listen in as I pick his brain about how you can sneaky start a publisher and some of the ...

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There’s only a few things we have to have to survive in this world. Two of those are comics and food. But what if, and I’m being totally serious here, what if you could find a really good comic about food? I’m sure there are others, but Kitchen Witch is really good so that’s what we’re going with right now.

Good thing we have Steve Orlando here to talk to about The Kitchen Witch. Makes total sense since he wrote it. After all, that...

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We're never going to get away from Batman are we? Oh well, at least Chaos in Gotham is based on everyone’s favorite Batman animated series. And Batman might possibly have one of the best rogue galleries in comics so you’ve got to think something could be pulled off here.

Good thing we’ve got Erin from Girls Talk Comics to come help us look into the situation. So suit up, because this is a fun one.

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April 18, 2021 55 min

More than anything else right now, I want to make sure that everyone one of you is doing alright in every way possible. We’re going through a lot of shit and while taking care of your mental health is really important we as a society aren’t in a place yet where it’s always something that can be talked about openly. That needs to change.

This is one reason why I’m so excited to talk to Justin Richards about his Kickstarter project A...

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March 14, 2021 24 min

Alright guys, we really need to get the house ready to sell. Despite saying that I’ve been working on that most of the free time has been spent working on the podcast in one way or another. Good for content, not so good for getting into a new house.

Here’s a quick summary of what I say in the episode:

  • I don’t know how long the break will be because I don’t know how long it will take to get into the new place
  • I’m not halting producti...
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    It’s finally happened. I got totally peer pressured into reading a comic. Not only that, but in getting the creators on the show too. Although let’s be real about Witchblood for a minute. I definitely would have read this anyway and thought that I should get the creators on the show. That cover + all the hype I’d seen about this one + Vault Comics = I’ll pick it up. It’s simple math.

    Listen in as Lisa Sterle and Matthew...

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    March 1, 2021 51 min

    I love learning. I love talking to creators about how they get their things done.  I love picking their brains and finding out cool little things. It's just great.

    Enter Chris Sotomayor, the newest member of the PodChris Club. So listen in as we learn what goes into being a colorist and a possible way for you to become one too. Not me though, my art skills aren't good enough.

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  • Why do art duties get spli...
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    I have a feeling we're about to start hitting a bunch of manga based games. Might as well make one of the early rounds of that be a boxing game.  My ability to think of any more boxing puns is on the down for the count so let's be serious.  Today we're taking a look at Victorious Boxers: Ippo's Road to Glory.

    I've got Trevor H from Catching Up on Cinema to help guide me through this one and possibly maybe get my...

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    February 14, 2021 34 min

    You know what my favorite part of doing this podcast has been? Making such talented friends and having an excuse to share their stuff with the world. For real, it's even better than the comics people give me to read.

    For example, I got to talk to Fernando Pinto about a few different things from him that I'm very happy to either have in my house right now or will have some time in the future in Warped and Gun Punch. Both are...

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    February 7, 2021 32 min

    I'm not sure if you're aware of this, but the world is a bit crazy night now. But mixed in with all of the craziness are little bits of normalcy that can help make things be not so jarring.

    Good thing I've got Mike Campbell from my local shop Captain's Comics and Toys to come by and talk about their upcoming Captain's Comic Expo.

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  • What special precautions are having to be made at cons this y...
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    February 6, 2021 31 min

    Chris once again gets sucked in by a creator going out into the world and pushing their stuff. This time it's the tale of a young bounty hunter and her side quest to find herself. Hurry up and get in on the story by backing Endless Moons on Kickstarter.

    Listen in as Tommy Jauregui gives us an insight into Endless Moons, how it came to be, and how you can get yourself a copy of this great story. Learn such things as:

  • How can yo...
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