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Spawn is still cool. There’s no denying that at all. And he hit at the perfect time. But what happens when you get this character who has literally emerged from the depths of Hell into the scariest environment known to man: early PS1 3D gaming?

Listen in as Andrew Reiner from Game Informer and the new show The Spectacular Comic Book Podcast comes on the show to help take a look at Spawn the Eternal for the PS1. The game ... Read more

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You know what’s always fun? Dinosaurs. Seriously, who doesn’t like dinosaurs? Crazy people, that’s who. So if you can get dinosaurs and aliens and giant guns and it all actually makes sense? How cool is that?

Listen in as Billy who sometimes writes for Commander Cast comes to talk about Turok 2 Seeds of Evil. And cool guns. And the fun of having a comic property published across about a gazillion different publishers. Read more

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December 22, 2019 11 min

As will become tradition here, the last episode of the year is a giant thank you to people who need to hear it. I certainly don’t mention everyone who deserves to be talked about, but I try.

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  • Jay and Miles X-Plain the X-Men
  • The friends I’ve made over there. You need your line here because while we met because of Jay and... Read more

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  • Aliens. It’s not just a meme, it’s an entire government cover up spanning years and years of extra terrestrial interactions and communications. Or it’s a giant load of crap. I don’t know, I’m not a fancy science guy with a fancy security clearance.

    That’s where Chris and Cody from Believer Skeptic Podcast come in. Listen in as these two experts (or at least much more of an expert then I am) in the paranormal come on the ... Read more

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    December 15, 2019 39 min

    Spencer Scott Holmes from Old Man Orange comes by the show to talk about his comic Pizza Boyz. Hear about the inspiration behind it and a bit about his process. And if I hadn’t been an idiot you could have heard it before the Kickstarter campaign was over. That one’s totally my fault.

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    A common ghost story I hear is that the spirit can’t pass on because of unfinished business. Which is insane because we all have that, but we’ll roll with it. Imagine if instead you came back in a corporeal form to get revenge on the people who had done you wrong. Oh yeah, and you’re basically immortal until the job is done?

    Justin Williams from SuperTangent comes by to look at that exact situation in The Crow City of An... Read more

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    I know, one of the problems with the show is that the handheld versions of games exist. And that if there’s a console version I tend to just ignore the hand held ones because, let’s face it, are they ever better than the console version anyway? Especially with a series like Turok that’s built around being a first person shooter on a screen that can show really good colors that’s also bigger than 2 square inches. That’s like 5 sq... Read more

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    Spawn was an interesting character for me growing up, and I’ll bet I’m not the only one. I could recognize him no problem. I’m pretty sure I knew that he was a comic character. But I couldn’t have told you anything about him besides things that you could guess from his appearance.

    Listen in as Adam Higgins from Odd Dad Out comes to reminisce about a childhood idea of Spawn and the hilarity of having an E rated Spawn game... Read more

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    Alright, so we’ve looked at a lot of Batman. Like a lot. So let’s take a look at future Batman. Except not Bruce because it’s the future and Bruce is old and tired, you know, all the other things that old people are.

    Listen in as Dan and Jake McMahon from DC Supersons come on the show to talk about Batman Beyond, the future of super heroing, and fuzzy good boys.

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  • The 1990s were a fun time in comics. A lot of the indie comics from the 80s had either run their course or were brought into one of the major publishers. But the indies still existed, and Scud the Disposable Assassin was one of those that came out.

    Listen in as Brandon Cruz from Interdimensional RSS comes to talk about how a comic that not a lot of us have probably heard of have lead to (what he and tons of other people ... Read more

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    Oh, you thought that we were done with Dragon Ball related stuff did you? Or that the manga ending meant that the anime would end too. Well jokes on you because there’s a whole different anime series that was only inspired by the manga and of course we got a game to go with that too. Like it or not.

    Listen in as Eli Sirota from The Not So Crazy Podcast of Blizzard the Wizard and Eli comes by to look at Dragon Ball GT Fin... Read more

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    Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z were the introduction to anime for a ton of people my age. So imagine how cool it must have been to finally have a game of it? And a fighter at that! What could possibly go wrong?

    Listen in as Luke Herr from Multiversal Q, Exiled, and RPG Pals Club comes on the show to talk about the first Dragon Ball Z game made that came out in North America, but not the first one that came out in North Am... Read more

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    The Marvel cinematic universe might have only existed since 2008, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t Marvel movies before. And I’m not talking about that quack of a Howard the Duck movie either.

    Listen in as TJ Johnson from Voice from the Underground and Lakers Fast Break comes to talk about the awesomeness of Blade, being a fractional vampire, and the joys of early 3D gaming.

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  • Imagine a world with dinosaur and man existing together except there’s also modern weaponry and plasma rifles and, well, if you’re not convinced now that it’s awesome I’m not sure what’s wrong with you. Also it’s not the Savage Land.

    Listen in as Patrick Hickey Jr from Review Fix comes by to talk Turok Dinosaur Hunter and really delves into some of the production behind this classic N64 shooter.

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    September 29, 2019 35 min

    I figured it was time to get some questions answered, so here’s a rather unedited take on that. Frequent guest Karrington Martin from Real Dudes Podcast graciously agreed to host the show so that you could hear something besides me asking myself questions because let’s face it, that could get kind of weird.

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    September 22, 2019 37 min

    Blair Farrell from Comic Gamers Assemble comes by the show for another Creator Talk episode to talk about his book The Web of Spider-Man Games: The Amazing and the (Not So) Spectacular. We also talk more in general about comic based games and what other books he might write in the future.

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    Have I told you yet that in the 1990s you couldn’t escape the X-Men if you tried? Because you couldn’t. They literally were everywhere. And there was nothing we could do about it.

    Listen in as Devin Warner from Multiversal Q and Exiled comes on the show to talk about the first X-Men game for Game Gear.

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  • September 8, 2019 48 min

    One of the things that I really love about Spider-Man is how big the cast of other characters is, especially the crossover with other Marvel heroes. Maybe some of that is because he’s the first place I really saw that.

    And maybe some of why the first Spider-Man game for PS1 is my all time favorite Spider-Man game in the whole world no question is because it’s the first one I really got to play through over and over and o... Read more

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    The X-Men prove once again that they were such a powerhouse franchise in the 1990s. And when you get to combine a few different story arcs into a single game it has to be good, or at least interesting.

    Listen in as L.W. Salinas joins the show to prove how that’s not really the case at all with Gamemaster’s Legacy for the Sega Game Gear.

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  • It’s time for another Creator Talk episode! This time we’re chatting with Luz Bianca, writer of Palace by the Sea and Sarah. Come listen in as Luz gives us the inside story behind both of these really cool comics.

    You can find Luz on LuzBianca.com, over on Patreon, or on Twitter Read more

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