Ten Cent Takes

Ten Cent Takes

A podcast looking at comics, pop culture, and how the two connect. Come for the history, stay for the swearing.

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May 11, 2022 53 min

Roll for initiative, players! We're onto part two of our look into the early history of Dungeons and Dragons in comic books. This episode, we're checking out The Dragonlance Saga, the first official DND comic books, which were eventually published by DC Comics.----more----

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    Make a history check, players! Today we're kicking off a three-part look at the early history of Dungeons and Dragons in comic books. This episode we're talking about The Realm, a 1980s fantasy series from Arrow Comics that managed to deliver a DND-esque story about before the official brand hit comic shops. Joining us is Kelly Galten of the award-winning game shop Goblin Bros.

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    April 13, 2022 61 min

    Are you ready to emerge from the depths of comics history as we finish Jessika's recent finds from a shop in Massachusetts? This week we're coasting the currents via Aquaman's second volume, a 1980s miniseries that wound up providing a soft reboot to the character and setting him up with the origin story that's pretty much been canon ever since. 

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    March 30, 2022 73 min

    It's time to dive into the depths of comic book history as we check out Jessika's recent finds from a shop in Massachusetts. This week we're checking out Saga of the Sub-Mariner, the 1988 series that re-introduced Marvel audiences to the long, long, looooooong history of Marvel's First Mutant. 

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    March 16, 2022 60 min

    Alright, everybody. Let's get weird. This episode, we’re talking about Debbie Does Dallas: The movie, the comic, and the mysteries surrounding both. 

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    Ron Johnson’s “The Butterfly Effect” can be found here: https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Butterfly-Effect-Podcast/B08DDD6299

     

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    Come for the badly-animated action scenes, stay for Chuck's bizarrely-read moral "lessons" delivered in a crop top and short shorts. 

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    February 17, 2022 66 min

    Just in time to take advantage of Superbowl hysteria, we're talking about NFL SuperPro!

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    Special thanks to Lance from Comic Book Keepers for hanging out with us and lending his wit and charm expertise. Head over to Apple Podcasts and smash that subscribe button! The show's ...

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    February 3, 2022 43 min

    Welp. This is it. The final episode of our Sandman Book Club. We're discussing Volume 10: The Wake, as well as our final thoughts on the series overall. 

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    It's time to discuss the Alterniverse, Marvel's short-lived imprint that ran alternate-world stories (which included What If...? issues). As such, the hosts of Dear Watchers were gracious enough to cross over onto our show and fill in the gaps of our Marvel Multiverse knowledge. 

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    This week, we discuss our thoughts on The Sandman Vol 9: The Kindly Ones. There was a lot we liked, as well as a lot we could've done without. 

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    December 23, 2021 84 min

    'Tis the season to discuss the Holidays and their role in comic books. We take a look at the history of holiday comics in general, as well as the 1990s Marvel Holiday Specials in particular. ----more----

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    December 9, 2021 79 min

    Things are starting to come to a head in our penultimate episode for The Sandman Book Club! Brief Lives follows the story of Dream and Delirium as they search the world for Destruction, their missing brother. Meanwhile, the next volume (The World's End) brings us another anthology with hints at what to expect in the final two volumes of the series. 

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    What better way to talk about Deathmate then to do a crossover with another podcast? In this episode, we talk about the infamous 90s event with Brad and Lisa Gullickson (the hosts of Comic Book Couples Counseling)! 

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    November 11, 2021 77 min

    Once again, we're walking the moonlit path of dreams and discussing The Sandman. In this episode, we're talking about the fifth and sixth volumes: A Game of You and Fables & Reflections. 

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    Mike: I don't think I'm getting a birthday present. I am relatively certain that they want to fire me out of a cannon into the sun

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    October 27, 2021 95 min

    Happy Halloween! We're joined by comics scribe Daniel "D.G." Chichester to talk about the history of horror comics, Marvel's return to the genre in the early 1990s, and the macabre anti-hero Terror (whom Chichester co-created). 

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    Mike: [00:00:00] It's small, but feisty, Mike: Welcome to Tencent Takes, the podcast where we dig up comic book characters’ graves and misappropriat...

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    October 13, 2021 68 min

    It's time to return to The Dreaming! This week, we're discussing the third and fourth volumes of Neil Gaiman's celebrated series. Come for the one-off stories of Dream Country, and give the devil his due when we cheer Lucifer's epic trolling of Dream in Season of the Mists. 

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    Episode 17 Transcript

    Jessika: [00:00:00] I just, I like have had five sets of teeth in my life. They just keep growing bigger ...

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    September 29, 2021 65 min

    What happens when you combine two of the biggest brands of the early 1980s? You get RadioShack's TRS-80 Whiz Kids comics, with special guest stars from the DC Universe. Marvel at snarky teens sassing the Man of Steel, then laugh at how he makes them perform complex math with mediocre computers!

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    Mike: [00:00:00] I used to go into an office, and when I did that, I had a dog that everybody lov...

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    September 15, 2021 61 min

    It's time for our first graphic novel book club. Starting this week, we're reading and discussing Neil Gaiman's celebrated work: The Sandman. Each book club episode will examine two volumes of the core Sandman series. Given the length of the overall series, the book club will be every other episode.  

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    September 1, 2021 57 min

    This week, we're taking a look at The New Guardians! DC's short-lived attempt at a topical superhero comic is... look. Just strap in. This is one of the wildest comic rides you'll ever go on. 

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    Episode 14 Transcript

     

    Mike: [00:00:00] Y'all need Satan.

    Mike: Welcome to Ten Cent Takes, the podcast where we cringe at cursed comics, one issue at a time. My name is Mike Thompson, and I am joined by my ...

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    August 18, 2021 62 min

    Today we're checking out a couple of Jessika's latest estate sale finds: Superboy 109 & 110. We discuss the history of the character and how he's evolved, as well as these two issues in particular. Are these swingin' sixties stories about the Boy of Steel any good? Well, no. Not really. But they certainly gave us something to talk about!

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