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Play Comics

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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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Sensory Life on the Spectrum with Bex Ollerton

January 23rd, 2023

41:08

One of the best things about comics, especially lately, is the amount of creator diversity we’ve been able to get. So it warms my heart when we can …

M.U.S.C.L.E. with Doc Issues (Capes on the Couch)

January 15th, 2023

58:05

Sometimes things get missed. Like not realizing that a game is based on a comic. Or missing an NES game because you didn’t realize that a game was …

The Atonement Bell (Revisited) with Tyler Ruff

January 2nd, 2023

34:59

Sometimes we have to revisit some things. A blast from the past if you will. There can be so many reasons for this. Maybe there’s unfinished business. Maybe it’s just a fun trip down memory lane. Or maybe there’s …

Yu-Gi-Oh Forbidden Memories and Dark Duel Stories with Luke Herr

November 7th, 2022

1:55:23

Yu-Gi-Oh is something I never really got into growing up. Or now for that matter since I’ve gotten into some things now that I should have gotten …

Legacy Comix Fall 2022 Releases

October 10th, 2022

1:17:55

Hot take here: comics are pretty fun. And one of those fun things is getting new stuff to check out. There's just something about the teamwork and the combination of words and art and the way they work together that …

Barbaric Axe to Grind with Michael Moreci

October 3rd, 2022

39:48

Alright no jokes with this one at all. I was looking through Previews one month and there’s this cover just staring at me. Barbaric. Such a simple name. Such an enticing cover. What’s not to love? You know, unless you …

Destiny of an Emperor with Joey DiCarlo (So Wizard)

September 25th, 2022

43:02

Digging back into the NES days with this one because I somehow missed it. Which in a weird way makes sense because I don’t think anybody that I knew …

Grandma Chainsaw with Allen Dunford and Will Radford

September 22nd, 2022

47:18

Aren't grandma's cool? At least stereotypically they take care of you and make you cookies and I’ve even heard some parents will legit get mad that …

Heart Eyes with Dennis Hopeless

September 18th, 2022

46:31

The Covid Times sure have brought us some interesting stories. But a lot of them that I’ve seen are focused on the transition to before to during. What happens in the way WAAAAAY after?

That’s where Dennis Hopeless …

Maggie the Cat Who Fights Demons

August 28th, 2022

23:16

Those of us who have cats know that they come with built in weapons. Finger knives, teeth, that sort of thing. But what if they had, oh I don’t know, swords?

Listen in as Tony Giammarino comes to talk to use about

Pocus Hocus Issue 4 with Allen Dunford

July 28th, 2022

53:11

Sometimes things are just too magical for only a single visit. Like trips to Hell. Or demon rabbits. Or girls playing with knives.

Or, you know, talking to Allen Dunford about Pocus Hokus. That’s why he’s back to talk …

Head Cases with Lesly Julien

July 21st, 2022

25:48

You ever sit around noticing people’s bags and wonder what’s inside them? Turn your head to take a look even? Maybe even push them open a bit with your foot.

Of course not, me either. But I certainly haven’t seen …

X-Men Reign of Apocalypse with Jessika Frazer and Mike Thompson (Ten Cent Takes)

July 17th, 2022

53:59

You’ve got a giant sprawling set of lore with the X-Men. You’ve got a huge villain, in multiple ways, in Apocalypse. You’ve got the last regular …

Producing the End of the World with Gary Proudley

July 3rd, 2022

37:45

It’s the end of the world and there’s nothing better to do than to read some comics about the end of the world in many different interpretations of the phrase. Somehow it’s exactly what I need right now.

Listen in as …

Godfoe Universe Appolyon 20XX with Josh Adams

June 26th, 2022

33:43

The future is scary. It seems it’s always been scary. Remember when we would see dates like 20XX and know it was a stand in for some far off time …

Batman Vengeance

June 20th, 2022

1:02:32

Batman is one of the most well know superheroes around despite the fact that he’s not really a superhero when you break the term down. Don’t care, still love him. And that little used fact in games where he’s a pretty …

Spider-Man Arcade with The Well Red Mage (Magecast)

May 30th, 2022

1:00:13

Sometimes you just can't help but take a look at something you missed on purpose. Like here, where I wouldn't normally look at arcade only releases. …

A Talk with David Dissanayake

April 26th, 2022

48:27

You can make the best comic in the world, but people won’t read it unless it gets published. And even if it gets published people need to know about it. So how does that happen? And what What all happens behind the …

A Talk with Cullen Bunn

April 18th, 2022

Editor’s Note: Chris sat on this episode for way too long. It’s embarrassing how long actually. But it’s still good so you still get to hear it.

Some people are just good at writing stories. Like really good. Those are …

Men in Black: The Series with Tristan Johnson (It's (Probably) Not Aliens/Step Back History)

April 10th, 2022

50:33

We’re just not going to escape aliens at all are we? You know, for a comic that I’m not sure even existed sometimes there sure are a ton of games to go with it. It certainly helps that there’s a spin off movie (that’s …

Wolverine's Rage with Didge (Geekset Podcast)

April 3rd, 2022

37:27

Wolverine is everywhere and there’s nothing we can do about it because he’s popular and makes money for Marvel and why wouldn’t they keep using a …

Cat Magic the Game with Lydia and David Sherrer

March 27th, 2022

1:01:27

Internet people like their cats, there’s no doubt about that. So of course cats get put into their creative projects as well. Which makes it really fun when you get to mix cats with witches and wizards and card games. …

Blade Maidens with Zoe Tunnell

March 20th, 2022

51:59

Sword adventures are always cool. Especially when you actually get character development stuff with it and great art and a wonderfully written story …

Blade 2 with Adam Reck (Battle of the Atom)

March 13th, 2022

51:04

Movie tie in games get fun. Do you have someone play the movie and they know everything that should be happening? Or do you have a movie tie in game …

X-Men Legends II with Zack Jenkins (ComicsXF)

March 6th, 2022

1:04:08

Time to get this one out of the way. This podcast exists because of X-Men. The most requested game for people to be a guest for are X-Men games. …

Nothing New This Week

February 27th, 2022

4:57

I just don't have it in me to put out an episode this week. They're recorded, but the world has gone to shit and I've had to help out too many friends in dealing with one thing or another.

The plan is to be back next …

Pocus Hocus with Allen Dunford

February 20th, 2022

We all know the basic story. Kid has troubled relationship with father. Kid wants to win father's approval. Kid sells soul to a demon in order to get …

Digimon World with Michael Shea (The Basement Lounge)

February 14th, 2022

48:09

Eventually we had to take a look at the world of kids and little monsters that fight. For a lot of people this was their first foray into the world …

Forgotten Home with Erica Schultz

February 6th, 2022

1:05:38

Some of my favorite stories are the ones where I’m plopped into a new world and have to figure things out with the characters. Ones where you’re not spoon fed all the information and get exposition that makes sense or …

Taylor Esposito with The Taylor Esposito

January 30th, 2022

39:48

Quick, what’s the most important part of a comic? Trick question, because everything is important and this wouldn’t be the art form that we love if …

Nubia and the Amazons with Stephanie Williams

January 23rd, 2022

35:16

One of the best things about comics is that things can sit in the background for years before they become important. Maybe it’s just a throwaway line about an adventure some characters had. Maybe it’s something as silly …

X-Maschina with Steve Urena and Misty Graves

January 16th, 2022

45:44

What’s Christmas without a little violence? No not the present throwing kind, I’m talking about full on Robot vs Santa showdowns with al the …

The Color of Always with Brent Fisher and Michele Abounader

January 9th, 2022

51:55

It sucks that we live in a world where I have to be excited that something like The Color of Always exists. But we do, and I’m excited because more …

Legacy Comix Round 2 with John Svedese

January 2nd, 2022

43:50

Alright I promise that this isn’t a Legacy Comix podcast. Although I can see where some people might think that. But let’s get real Legacy is doing …

Attack of the Feels 3: Insert Witty Title Here

December 26th, 2021

34:06

It’s time again to thank the people who have helped me make this show as great as it is, including but not limited to:

  • The friends I’ve made as a …

The Space Adventure with Nick Weaver

December 19th, 2021

51:31

Sometimes calling something a game is a rather strong use of the word. Especially when you’re looking at it through American eyes. Double especially back in the early to mid 1990s when we just didn’t really have the …

Wheel of Time Wiki with Brett (The Wheel Weaves)

December 12th, 2021

34:11

Sometimes books don’t have pictures. Or rather they have a few pictures that can’t in any way be considered a comic. But that doesn’t mean that those books are any less complicated than the art form we love over here at …

Kickstarter Overview with Oriana Leckert

November 28th, 2021

41:37

Writing comics and making games is fun and all, but don’t you want other people to see them? You can probably <strike>sucker</strike> get friends to look at them but I have a feeling your dreams are bigger …

X-Men the Animated Series with Eric and Julia Lewald

November 23rd, 2021

1:04:36

There’s only about 2 reasons why people my age are into the X-Men. Either someone older (siblings, parents, whoever) exposed them to the greatness, …

Stealth Hammer with Ryan Drost

November 21st, 2021

42:34

I’d say most of the time, writers labor over a story for a while. Weeks, months, years, maybe their entire life. Heck I’ve been sitting on my idea for a while and I’m starting to suspect that y’all think I’m just making …

Lesser Known Comics Rebuttal with Mark Bernal, Jackie Anne Wiedemeier, and Charlie Ragnorok

November 14th, 2021

1:17:19

Mark from Lesser Known Comics heard the last episode (Legacy Comix with Patrick Hickey Jr) and felt like some of the LKC team needed to come on the show to clear some of the air. So that’s what happened.

Listen to what …

Legacy Comix with Patrick Hickey Jr

November 7th, 2021

1:38:57

There are a lot of good comic publishers out there. You know what the world needs? Another one. For real. Especially one where I’m friends with one of the founders.

How can we ever have one of those? Maybe Patrick …

Magical Girl Defense Force with Skyler

November 7th, 2021

48:15

We’re pretty much all familiar with magical girls, even if you don’t know the term itself. Be it a classic like Sailor Moon or something new that will capture the hearts and imaginations of people much younger than me. …

Wendy Every Witch Way with Diego Jourdan Pereira

October 31st, 2021

Sometimes things just have to be brought back to basics. Comics were made for kids and it’s nice to finally look at one of those again. Especially because we get to look at a witch at the height of Spooky Season. Even …

From Scratch Comics with Lanier Burton

October 27th, 2021

32:46

So let’s say you’re writing comics. Or drawing comics but I’m me so we’re just going to say writing. How are you going to get your stuff out into the world? Maybe you don’t even need a traditional publisher. But how do …

Dr. Crow with Corey Fryia

October 24th, 2021

36:10

It’s Spooky Season, and what’s been scarier lately than the threat of disease running rampant throughout the world? Not much, so let’s lean into it …

Prospects with Max Majernik and Chris Benamati

October 17th, 2021

39:23

It’s always nice to be wanted. Even if the people wanting you are evil scientists. OK, maybe that’s not the best situation to be in but sometimes you have to take what you can get.

Listen in as writer Max Majernik and

Savage Wizard with Les Julien

October 13th, 2021

40:33

I’m just going to let the comic pitch speak for itself here, because I can’t do any better: What if Conan the Barbarian was forced to reclass as a wizard? And if that doesn’t hook you then I have no idea what will.

You …

Captain America Infinity Comics with Jay Edidin

October 10th, 2021

33:10

I’m not going to dance around it. This is a story that needs to be told right now. In so many ways the world is going to shit. And sadly part of that …

Wonderful Women of the World with Michiums

October 10th, 2021

44:39

One of the best things about comics is that they can be about literally anything. Super hero stuff is obviously big. Horror comics were big back in the day. We even had comics that focused on historical events. And of …

Mutant Academy (All of Them) With Billy

October 3rd, 2021

1:01:40

The early 2000s were an exciting time. X-Men had the start of a feature film franchise and I’m sure there isn’t anything that could go wrong with …

Gilgamesh Eternal with Cam Kerkau and Kostas Pantoulas

September 26th, 2021

40:33

How did I think I was the only one who didn’t read Gilgamesh in school? Somehow I thought I was the only one who missed it. But it turns out that …

Human Remains with Peter Milligan

September 19th, 2021

30:33

Imagine a world where you couldn't feel. No, for real, feeling will get you killed. And not just feeling hate or feeling love or any other specific …

Men In Black The Series: Crashdown (Simping For Senpai)

September 12th, 2021

48:21

Men in Black is a franchise that I don’t think will ever leave the public consciousness. Sure, we didn’t know the comic even existed when the movie …

The OZ With David Pepose

September 5th, 2021

52:21

The best thing about public domain IP is that you can do whatever you want with it. Like, oh I don’t know, taking the Wizard of Oz and making it a war story. After all, you did kind of have Dorothy coming in and killing …

Band of Bards with Tom Stolinski

August 30th, 2021

48:30

First impressions are a powerful thing, especially on the internet since we’re constantly blasted with so much information that it’s really easy to …

The Atonement Bell with Jim Ousley

August 29th, 2021

41:10

How many times can I say that I'm a sucker for people promoting their own stuff? The Kickstarter Hustle is real folks and I respect the Hell out of …

X-Men Legends with Kevin Newburn

August 22nd, 2021

52:50

X-Men. It’s the reason I started this podcast. It’s the comic series that people ask me about the most for coming on the show. And they just never disappoint because there are about a billion different reasons why …

Spider-Man 2 The Sinister Six with David Gallaher

August 15th, 2021

1:02:45

Well it’s been a nice run of bonus episodes, way more than I ever intended to run back to back to…. well you get the idea. So to get back to the …

Rainbow Bridge with Steve Foxe and Steve Orlando

August 11th, 2021

57:55

Pets are better than people. Nobody should be shocked to hear that from me. I make it no secret that I love my cats more than basically any human who …

Rise of the Kung Fu Dragon Master Vol 2 with Chris Mancini and Fernando Pinto

August 8th, 2021

52:12

Kickstarter is the bane of my existence because so many cool things are rolling through there. It’s a good problem to have I guess.

But Chris Mancini …

Zombie Date Night with Steve Urena

August 1st, 2021

36:00

The world just can’t get enough zombies. They’re everywhere. So let’s throw in dating at the same time. Let’s be real here, I’m not sure which is scarier.

Good thing we have Steve Urena here to help sort this stuff out. …

Spider-Man Mysterio's Menace with Aaron Weiss (Weisscast)

July 25th, 2021

44:06

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 …

Endless Moons Pt 2 with Tommy Jauregui

July 18th, 2021

40:48

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 …

The Blue Flame with Adam Gorham

July 11th, 2021

45:53

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 …

UN Squadron with Steampunk Link and Emmy Zero (SNEScapades)

July 4th, 2021

51:20

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 …

Everyone is Tulip with Dave Baker

June 20th, 2021

54:45

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 …

The Minds Behind Shooter Games with Patrick Hickey Jr (Corrected)

June 13th, 2021

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 …

Wonder Woman with Michael Conrad and Becky Cloonan

June 6th, 2021

1:26:12

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 …

The Pride Omnibus with Joe Glass

May 30th, 2021

54:50

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 …

Goblin with Eric Grissom and Will Perkins

May 16th, 2021

56:43

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 …

Lesser Known Comics with Mark Bernal

May 10th, 2021

42:51

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 …

The Kitchen Witch with Steve Orlando

May 5th, 2021

41:38

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 …

Batman: Chaos in Gotham with Erin (Girls Talk Comics)

May 2nd, 2021

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 …

A Silent Night with Justin Richards

April 18th, 2021

55:48

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 …

Break For Real

March 14th, 2021

24:04

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 …

Witchblood with Matthew Erman and Lisa Sterle

March 7th, 2021

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 …

A Conversation with Chris Sotomayor

March 1st, 2021

51:20

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. …

Victorious Boxers Ippo's Road to Glory with Trevor H (Catching Up on Cinema)

February 21st, 2021

55:53

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 …

Fernando Pinto Roundup

February 14th, 2021

34:14

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.

Cons These Days with Mike Campbell

February 7th, 2021

32:25

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 …

Endless Moons with Tommy Jauregui

February 6th, 2021

31:49

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 …

Kiss: Psycho Circus: The Nightmare Child with Scarlett O'Dell (Gatecrashers)

January 31st, 2021

We all know KISS the band, right? Those makeup wearing rock dudes who just want to rock and party and put on a good show. Well, did you know that they've had comics stretching back to the early days of their career? Or …

Razorblades with Steve Foxe

January 24th, 2021

48:12

Horror and comics just seem to go hand in hand. Horror comics had a large hand in the creation of the comics code many years ago, and it seems like so many people have a secret love and/or talent for horror. So why not …

Marvel Nemesis Rise of the Imperfects with Robert Secundus (Comics XF)

January 17th, 2021

56:13

The world of comics and games, as evidenced by the existence of this podcast, have a decent amount of crossover. But a game where you introduce a …

The Polar Paradox with Frank Martin

January 12th, 2021

32:32

What do space and the ocean have in common? A lot of things actually. Like people getting lost and having close encounters with giant monsters who probably want to eat them.

Listen in as Frank Martin comes to talk about …

Fist of the North Star 10 Big Brawls for the King of the Universe with Andrew Mecha Davis (Popanimecomics)

January 10th, 2021

52:29

These days when a series is based all around fighting and punching people in the face it's a surprise when there isn't a fighting game to go along with it. But did you know that there was a time when Street Fighter II …

Scout's Honor with David Pepose

January 6th, 2021

It's a thing we've all seen before. Post apocalyptic worlds and the groups who rise to power in which to rule them. And it's something I'll never …

M.O.D.O.K Head Games with Jordan Blum

January 5th, 2021

40:56

Comics have  such a long history that there's no way anybody can know everything about every character. M.O.D.O.K. is that way for me. I have an idea of who this giant killing organism is but only because he's happened …

Hulk (2003) With Josh Sutton (Panels to Pixels)

January 3rd, 2021

49:15

No matter what you want to think, the Ang Lee Hulk film exists. And there's a game to go with it. Yup, it's a movie tie in game and we all know how …

Sea of Sorrows with Rich Douek

December 22nd, 2020

Let's cut to the chase here. I'm a sucker for creators who I see out in the world pushing their stuff. Rich was out in the world pushing his stuff. It certainly doesn't hurt that Sea of Sorrows is the kind of thing I'd …

Octobug with Eric Bailey (Tiny Bookshelf)

December 20th, 2020

44:32

I look at comics all the time here in this Creator Talk set of bonus episodes. And I've looked at a card game that you play in the real world with actual, physical cards like some kind of caveperson. But somehow I've …

Zen Intergalactic Ninja with Steve Honeycutt (Ray Can't Sleep)

December 13th, 2020

Ninjas are cool. Aliens are cool. So why not make a ninja that's also an alien? And also has a team of rag tag environment saving sidekicks to help …

Long Ago & Far Away with Chris Mancini

December 6th, 2020

41:53

There are tons of stories about little kids who get to go to other worlds and have grand adventures. Like literally tons, and I'm cool with that. But …

Fist of the North Star with Jordan Forbes (Shonen Flop)

November 29th, 2020

1:01:27

Post apocalyptic mayhem. New societies and population groups popping up and insisting that they are living the right way. The power struggle between …

Lonely Receiver with Rye Hickman and Zac Thompson

November 22nd, 2020

1:15:59

Let’s get one thing straight. Lonely Receiver is a really fun read. Rye Hickman (previously published as Jen Hickman) and Zac Thompson are really great humans. Together the make a really good team on a book that you …

Fester's Quest with Michael Bivens (Silent Journeys)

November 15th, 2020

47:12

Everyone that I know who knows who The Addams family is knows them from the 1960s TV show or the 90s movies. A few people from this game. But basically nobody that I know knew that The Addams Family was a comic. For …

An Embarrassment of Witches with Sophie Goldstein

November 1st, 2020

44:57

We need something wholesome and real life looking and coming of age but also magical. I wonder where we could get something like that right now. …

Tales of the Dark Tunnel with Chris Dreier

October 25th, 2020

1:13:08

We've already been introduced to the Dark Tunnel from Chris Dreier in the Freaks & Gods comics, but what if I told you that there's more? And …

Pursuit of Plastic with Chris Walk

October 20th, 2020

44:08

We all had toys growing up, and made up stories to go along with them. How do characters from different universes react to each other? Who could …

Spider-Man 2: Enter Electro with Anthony Gramuglia

October 18th, 2020

1:00:29

How do you follow up what is possibly the greatest comic book video game of all time? Or at least was probably holding that spot when it came out. …

Life Under Kaiju with Johnny Craft

October 13th, 2020

34:39

Giant monsters are everywhere these days. Godzilla movies, Godzilla movie rip offs, you name it. But we also follow either the monsters or the big …

Armorines Project SWARM with Luke Herr (Multiversal Q/RPG Pals Club/Established Property Playhouse)

October 11th, 2020

1:18:25

This has got to be one of the shortest comic runs I've seen to get a game. 13 issues on the initial run, 4 issues on the relaunch that tied into the game. And it shows, I never hear anyone talking about Armorines. I …

Indefinite Articles with Bryan Soroka

October 4th, 2020

31:49

I've always been into history. Alternate history, weird stuff, you name it. There's a reason why I like the Indiana Jones movies. So you can imagine my excitement when a history based comic came to me about being on the …

The Incredible Hulk The Pantheon Sage with Diego Rivera (Behold the Sack)

September 27th, 2020

43:23

How easy should it be to make a Hulk game? Put things in front of Hulk. Let Hulk smash. It’s not a hard concept really. Especially when you kind of …

215 Ink with Mike Perkins

September 20th, 2020

44:22

It’s about time I talk to someone on the publishing side of things. Sure, you can self publish and do everything yourself but wouldn’t it be nice if …

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure with David Weinberger (Shonen Flop)

September 13th, 2020

36:08

It’s not often that I’ve seen a comic really follow along an entire family tree. Maybe a bit down the line but generation after generation after …

Funko Pops with Adam Williamson (Boldly Viewing)

September 6th, 2020

41:14

My wife says no Funko Pops for me, at least not if I’m paying for them. She lets me get video games and comics, so I guess I can’t complain. But …

Spider-Man Lethal Foes with Adam Messinger

August 30th, 2020

44:00

Sometimes Japan gets something super cool that we don’t. Alright, that happens all the time. But in this case it really sucks because it’s a good …

Politics in Comics with Reed Puc, Kamijace, and Adam Williamson

August 23rd, 2020

1:01:04

The world is once again whining about finding politics in the entertainment. Almost like they haven't been paying attention to anything for years. Oh …

Pop Kill #2 with Jimmy Palmiotti

August 19th, 2020

56:39

Murder. Espionage. Revenge. The domination of an entire industry. Did I mention this is all over soda brands? Yeah I’m definitely in for the ride on …

Dinosaurs for Hire with Steven Ray Morris (See Jurassic Right)

August 16th, 2020

58:13

Dinosaurs. Guns. If you’re a 90s kid then you’re probably already sold on this one. Throw in the fact that the first Jurassic Park movie came out the …

Invasion from Planet Wrestletopia with Ed Kuehnel and Matt Entin

August 12th, 2020

53:51

Alright let’s get one thing straight right now. Comics are supposed to be fun. And making them is supposed to be fun. Literally everything about comics is supposed to be fun.

So what happens when two people who really …

Atlantis Wasn't Built for Tourists with Eric Palicki

August 9th, 2020

29:40

I had the pleasure of having Eric Palicki come on to talk about his new book Atlantis Wasn’t Build for Tourists coming to us from Scout Comics on August 17th. That’s plenty of time for you to ask your local comic shop …

Turok 3 Shadow of Oblivion with Mike O'Brien

August 2nd, 2020

43:03

Turok was a big thing in the Nintendo 64 era. Big enough to get 4 games on the console. And I’m sure the fact that Acclaim controlled both the game …

Mr. Butterchips with Alex Schumacher

July 26th, 2020

29:28

I think some of the best social commentary comes from the viewpoint of a character who can say what they want without really worrying about the consequence. Someone who can just say what’s on their mind and that’s that. …

Ranma 1/2: Hard Battle with Steampunk Link (SNEScapades)

July 18th, 2020

48:11

One of the things that I like about anime (and manga probably too if I’d consistently read it) is magical realism. There’s just something cool about …

Ch05en with Will Dickstein

July 12th, 2020

22:13

One of the things I've really come to like about comics is that there are so many stories happening at once. You can tell there's something overarching going on but can also focus on what's just in front of you at the …

Shadow Man with Insane Ian

July 5th, 2020

55:04

You know what's a great idea? Being a game publisher/developer and just buying a comic publisher so you can have IP to make games with a built in …

Manga Before Anime and a Few Other Tangents with Justin Williams (SuperTangent)

July 1st, 2020

58:59

You’ve got lots of manga titles. You’ve got lots of anime titles. And it always seems to be a manga coming first, then the anime coming after that. But why?

Listen in as Justin Williams from Super Tangent tries to …

Ultraverse Prime with Scott Niswander

June 21st, 2020

50:50

Time to dig back into the Malibu vault and pull out Prime, part of the Ultraverse universe. But he seems kind of familiar since Prime is a kid who …

The Minds Behind Adventure Games with Patrick Hickey Jr

June 14th, 2020

41:16

Recorded waaaaay back in February but finally getting released now, listen in as I talk to Patrick Hickey Jr. about his new book The Minds Behind …

Ghost in the Shell with Billy (CommanderCast)

June 7th, 2020

39:32

Future tech heavy police states where still a thing of the future when we recorded this episode I swear. Can we please go back to simpler times where …

Break's Over

May 31st, 2020

8:28

Alright, I can’t do this anymore. I need to be making this podcast. So it’s coming back!

To answer a few questions right off the bat:

  • We still …

Why Hal Jordan Sucks with Dan McMahon (DC SuperSons)

May 1st, 2020

35:34

One of the things I like about comics is that there is such a history to everything. And inevitably that leads to someone hating certain iterations of a character, or with the “real life” identity of the character.

Good …

Pro Wrestling with Charlie Davis (The Young Ones, Match Club)

April 1st, 2020

49:27

You know who knows about wrestling? Not Chris. Like at all. Except that it’s had some video games of various quality levels put out about it. But you know who does know a lot? Charlie Davis from The Young Ones

In our …

On a Break

March 8th, 2020

5:36

No special messages this time or anything, the show is simply going on a break. Not sure for how longs.

I know that sounds ominous, but it’s really not that bad. Kayleigh and I are going into hyperdrive in our quest to …

X-Men Mutant Wars with Anthony Sytko (Capes on the Couch)

March 1st, 2020

43:35

Hot take: the X-Men are a bit popular and were back in the 1990s and early 2000s as well. Shocking, I know. So it’s not a surprise when an X-Men …

Beast Wars Transformers with Jeremy Dennis (TransMissions)

February 23rd, 2020

38:57

No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you. Although there might be something more than meets the eye about another Transformers game based on Beast Wars …

Super Slasher with Luke Herr (Mutliversal Q/RPG Pals Club/Exiled)

February 22nd, 2020

39:21

Luke Herr from Exiled, Multiversal Q, and RPG Pals Club comes by the show to talk about his comic Super Slasher. Luke is great and I really love …

Who Are the Eternals? with Luke Herr (Mutliversal Q/RPG Pals Club/Exiled)

February 16th, 2020

50:56

Welcome to the first, and free preview, of a Patreon first bonus yet unnamed series where I talk to people about things that are tangentially related …

Beast Wars TransMetals with Josh Garvey

February 9th, 2020

39:56

Transformers isn’t a new thing. They’d been around since the 1980s. They’d had games come out in Japan. They’d had games come out on computers in …

Marvel vs Capcom 2 New Age of Heroes with Trent Seely (Continuity Nod)

February 2nd, 2020

45:29

This is what the rest of the Capcom fighters focusing on Marvel characters was all leading to. One of the greatest fighting games ever made. The reason to own a Dreamcast. The epic mashup of two legendary companies that …

Judge Dredd (PS1) With Andrew Young (4 Panel)

January 26th, 2020

42:48

Does anyone else think it’s weird that I got an American guest last time to look at Judge Dredd, a British comic that’s clearly riffing on American ideals? I kind of think it was, even though I wasn’t thinking about …

Spawn the Eternal With Andrew Reiner (Game Informer, The Spectacular Comic Book Podcast)

January 19th, 2020

27:33

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 …

Turok 2 Seeds of Evil with Billy (CommanderCast)

January 12th, 2020

48:49

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 …

Attack of the Feels: Electric Boogaloo

December 22nd, 2019

11:10

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.

<h4>People Mentioned …

Men In Black With Chris Chávez And Cody Wagner (Believer Skeptic Podcast)

December 15th, 2019

1:05:32

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 …

Pizza Boyz with Spencer Scott Holmes

December 15th, 2019

39:36

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 …

The Crow City of Angles with Justin Williams (SuperTangent)

December 8th, 2019

1:35:38

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 …

Turok Handheld Roundup with Blair Farrell (Comic Gamers Assemble)

December 1st, 2019

54:36

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 …

Spawn for Game Boy Color with Adam Higgins (Odd Dad Out)

November 24th, 2019

42:27

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 …

Batman Beyond Return of the Joker with Dan McMahon and Jake McMahon (DC SuperSons)

November 17th, 2019

51:51

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 …

Scud the Disposable Assassin with Brandon Cruz (Rick and Morty Podcast, Submitted For Approval, Apathetic Enthusiasm)

November 10th, 2019

1:06:19

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 …

Dragon Ball GT Final Bout with Eli Sirota (The Not So Crazy Podcast of Blizzard the Wizard and Eli)

November 3rd, 2019

38:42

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 …

Dragon Ball Z Ultimate Battle 22 with Luke Herr (Exiled/Multiversal Q/RPG Pals Club)

October 27th, 2019

51:58

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 …

Blade with TJ Johsnon (Voice From the Underground)

October 20th, 2019

45:51

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 …

Turok Dinosaur Hunter with Patrick Hickey Jr (Review Fix)

October 13th, 2019

49:39

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 …

AMA #1 Hosted by Karrington Martin

September 29th, 2019

35:41

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 …

Web of Spider-Man Games with Blair Farrell

September 22nd, 2019

37:20

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 …

X-Men for Game Gear with Devin Warner (Multiversal Q/Exiled)

September 15th, 2019

32:13

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 …

Spider-Man with Paul Csomo (Varmints)

September 8th, 2019

48:46

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.

X-Men Gamemaster's Legacy with L.W. Salinas

September 1st, 2019

43:42

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. …

Palace by the Sea and Sara with Luz Bianca

August 31st, 2019

25:43

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 …

Forgotten All-Star A Biography of Gardner Fox with Jennifer DeRoss

August 21st, 2019

39:13

If you’re into the history side of comics, like real life history, then have I got a treat for you. I sat down with Jennifer DeRoss and we talked about her new book Forgotten All-Star: A Biography of Gardner Fox. Learn …

Marvel vs Capcom Clash of Super Heroes with John Horsley (Spoiler Country)

August 18th, 2019

47:24

Marvel vs Capcom. You knew this day was comping. An epic showdown between some of your favorite comic characters against some of your favorite video …

X-Men Mojo World with Zack Jenkins (Battle of the Atom)

August 11th, 2019

53:55

X-Men is a weird universe anyway. You can fit in just about environment in. You can have just about any kind of character you want. Basically you can do whatever you want and it’ll make sense. There’s a reason why …

Marvel Super Heroes vs Street Fighter with Justin Williams (SuperTangent)

August 4th, 2019

1:11:19

We’re creeping up to the big boys here, this time stopping by Marvel Super Heroes vs Street Fighter. And once again, we get a stripped down version on PlayStation that takes out tag team but at least this time gives you …

The Rocketeer with Derek Graziano (Rolling Misadventures)

July 28th, 2019

44:54

Pretty much everyone dreams of flying. And of not getting on the wrong side of gangsters and Nazis. But mostly of flying. So imagine how cool it …

X-Men vs Street Fighter with Chris Sims (The ISB)

July 21st, 2019

43:54

Alright, things are really starting to creep closer and closer to Marvel vs Capcom with a game that finally introduces the concept of Marvel …

Danger Girl With Chris Sims (War Rocket Ajax)

July 14th, 2019

54:44

Comics in the 90s were special. Big muscles, pouches, weird body proportions that just don’t work with real world physics. Spy adventures that crossed international borders like it’s nothing. Oh yeah, can’t forget about …

Iron Man and X-O Manowar in Heavy Metal with Kyle Federline (Real Dudes Podcast)

July 7th, 2019

38:51

You’ve got a character going around in specialized armor defending the world. Flying around, blasting things, certainly this has got to be the …

Marvel Super Heroes with Scott Niswander (NerdSync)

June 30th, 2019

50:27

In the second of our Play Comics Origins series things are taking a different turn. Not only do we have a game that follows a comic story arc, it …

Fantastic Four with Alistair (Get Soft with Dr. Snuggles)

June 23rd, 2019

49:35

You know what’s crazy? That we somehow got to the PS1 without a home console Fantastic Four game. You’ve got one of the most iconic groups in the …

Children Of The Atom With Miles Stokes And Matt Hunter (Jay & Miles X-Plain The X-Men)

June 16th, 2019

52:12

It’s finally time to check out the Capcom Fighters, and what better place to start than at the beginning of that run? The X-Men have been a vital part of this show from the start and there’s really no better place to …

Tintin Prisoners of the Sun with Kayleigh Osborne (Meddling Kids)

June 9th, 2019

43:12

In another bonus episode that’s totally not just to manipulate the numbering so I can pull something off later (that’s a lie and we all know it but …

Bonus Buer's Kiss with Carl Antonowicz

June 2nd, 2019

58:50

We’re back again with another comic creator, this time it’s Carl Antonowicz to talk about his comic Büer’s Kiss. But more importantly, the really awesome way he does live performances of it. From his time working with …

Superman 64 with Kyle Federline and Karrington Martin (Real Dudes Podcast)

May 26th, 2019

57:11

You knew this day was coming. Eventually we had to get to Superman 64. Flying around through rings, horrible time limits, battling Lex Luthor in an arena of his making. What can we say about this game that hasn’t …

Superman for Game Boy with Dan McMahon (DC Supersons)

May 12th, 2019

53:11

Superman can’t really be stopped by normal bad guys, we’ve established that. But what happens when Lex Luthor decides to really go after him? Oh, we’ve done that too? Ummmm, so what happens this time? It’s comics after …

Phantom 2040 with Karrington Martin (Real Dudes Podcast)

May 5th, 2019

1:01:55

Every super hero story has to eventually end. Maybe not in our world, but in the comic world as long as timelines don’t get reset or just stop …

Timecop with Mark Diaz (Mark's Movie Collection)

April 28th, 2019

51:33

In a world of corrupt politicians working with the letter, but definitely not the spirit, of the law it’s inevitable that if time travel become a …

Bonus: Butcher Queen with Jim Ousley and Ben Sawyer

April 24th, 2019

32:08

If awesome comics are your thing then I’ve got a treat for you. An ex-cop trying to figure out what happened to her partner. Mysterious happenings. Secret organizations. The struggle to find what’s just and right in …

Jim Lee's WildC.A.T.S. with Jeffrey Brown (The Valkyrie Quartet)

April 21st, 2019

1:04:40

Alien races fighting an ancient war. Characters that aren’t exactly like the rest of Earth’s population. Jim Lee art. A 90s Saturday morning cartoon. …

Batman and Robin with Billy (CommanderCast)

April 14th, 2019

51:51

Batman and Robin is the last of the 1990s Batman movies, and maybe for good reason. The movie was not all too well received. It didn’t really fit the tone of the preview two 90s Batman movies. And yet it still had a …

Ex-Mutants with Karrington Martin (Real Dudes Podcast)

April 7th, 2019

56:09

In the far far future of 2055 the world has somehow survived World War III. Except with all of the nuclear explosions and toxins in the environment …

April Fool's Bonus:Alien 3 with Keith Gawla (Pop Up Film Cast)

April 1st, 2019

53:10

A lot of you (and by that I mean at least 1 person) has asked if I’d ever look at the Alien franchise. This is as close as I’ll get since the movie clearly came first and didn’t get made with the comic in mind. But you …

Spider-Man Web Of Fire With Chris And Christi Eddleman (Chrises On Infinite Earths)

March 31st, 2019

55:17

We just can’t get away from Spider-Man at all. Even when there’s no comic story to match it up with, when there are a host of C List villains, the guy is persistent I’ll give him that.

Listen in as Chris and Christi …

Bonus: Composition with Matthew Hocker

March 30th, 2019

45:58

Do you like games? I’d hope so because that’s what half of this show is about. But if you’re into real world games as well then have I got something for you! Introducing Composition, a card game from Matthew Hocker from …

Judge Dredd with Drew Hallum (Reel Feels)

March 24th, 2019

1:01:04

In the “fictional” future a single person gets to be judge, jury, and executioner. Well, a bunch of single people but you get the idea. This is the world of instant justice. This is the faaaaar far future of 2080.

Drew …

Chakan the Forever Man with Ed Annunziata (Playchemy)

March 17th, 2019

53:24

Imagine if you thought so much of yourself that you truly believed that you could take on Death itself, and that you’re right. Do you really think …

Garfield Caught in the Act with Jessie Cooper (Alphabet Flight)

March 10th, 2019

53:46

Garfield is everywhere and there’s nothing we can do about it. From toys to newspapers to school book fairs there’s no escaping the universe tat Jim …

Todd McFarlen's Spawn with BJ Mendelson

March 3rd, 2019

46:08

Even without reading comics growing up, my friends and I always knew about Spawn. Or at least that he existed. Not that we really knew anything about …

Adventures of Batman and Robin with Chris Sims (War Rocket Ajax)

February 24th, 2019

1:01:03

Batman the Animated Series is apparently a huge part of a ton of childhoods. Except mine, because I somehow kept missing it. But from giving characters much better back stories to creating a few characters that we …

Speed Racer in My Most Dangerous Adventures with Micah Ulmer (Speed Racer Daily)

February 17th, 2019

45:13

Here comes Speed Racer racing around the track. But he’s got the the Car Acrobatic Team hot on his tail. Can Speed make it around the curve and onto the finish line without getting caught?

Micah Ulmer joins the show to …

Amazing Spider-Man 2 and 3 for Gameboy with Paul Csomo

February 10th, 2019

53:38

Spider-Man is back at it again with some more attempts released by LJN. But can everyone’s favorite wall crawler make a better impression when a new development studio is brought in to bring him to the small screen?

Justice League Task Force with Paul Combs (Nooks and Crannies)

February 3rd, 2019

48:38

The Justice League has some of the most iconic characters that comics have ever known. But what happens when you take a super hero super group and …

Bonus: The Eynes Anthology Book One

January 30th, 2019

42:13

Remember John Horsley? You know, the guy from y2cl.net? He’s been on the show a few times. But this one is a little bit different because we’re here to look at something that he’s making instead.

You see John, along …

The Mask with Karrington Martin (Real Dudes Podcast)

January 27th, 2019

55:21

Did you know The Mask was a comic? Us either. But somehow Dark Horse got a movie made about a comic that totally slipped past my young knowledge.

But how well did the Jim Carey movie stick to the comics? Listen in as …

Wolverine Adamantium Rage with Chris Baker (SuperHero.VG)

January 20th, 2019

1:02:22

Remember back in the 1990s when Wolverine was everywhere and you couldn’t get away from him? When if there was ever going to be a game focusing on …

X-Men 2 The Clone Wars with Brandon Cruz (Apathetic Enthusiasm, Interdimensional RSS, Submitted For Your Approval)

January 13th, 2019

1:04:46

The X-Men Return in the sequel to the classic Genesis game. This time around they actually get to leave the mansion and head out into the world. But can they defeat the Phalanx when they come to destroy all mutants?

State of the Podcast 2019

January 7th, 2019

8:15

Just a quick note about what’s been going on with Play Comics, Meddling Kids, and Ninja Penguin as a whole. Spoiler alert: I think you should be …

Emulation Roundtable with Derek Graziano (The Sometimes Geek/Rolling Misadventures), Karrington Martin (Real Dudes Podcast), and Justin Reed (Game n Watch)

December 23rd, 2018

54:36

Things stay off the normal path this week as Derek Graziano (The Sometimes Geek and Rolling Misadventures), Karrington Martin (Real Dudes Podcast) …

Attack of the Feels

December 9th, 2018

29:40

Sorry, if you're looking for a regular episode then this just isn't the week for you. Instead of your regularly scheduled comic and video game …

Venom/Spider-Man: Separation Anxiety

December 2nd, 2018

59:42

Imagine a world where Venom is cool enough to get his own comic, but when they make the game they go and name it after a Spider-Man run instead. That …

Batman Forever with Alex Whiteley (Thors-kin)

November 25th, 2018

49:18

In the 1990s Batman was everything. A comic movie franchise, cartoons, you name it. And then things started to fall off the rails. Tim Burton gets pushed out the door and we get this. But will the game be worth it …

Spider-Man the Animated Series with Matt Gardner (Floating Hands Studios)

November 18th, 2018

52:53

Spider-Man makes another appearance and this time time it’s based on the 1994 animated series. So with such an iconic part of my childhood as the basis, this game has to be good? Right?

Listen in as Matt Gardner from

Acts of Friendship with Mikey and Devin (The Young Ones and Exiled/Multiversal Q)

November 14th, 2018

55:49

BONUS EPISODE TIME! Take a listen as Mikey from The Young Ones and Devin from Exiled and Multiversal Q come on the show to talk about what comic …

Marvel Super Heroes in War of the Gems with Scott Thrower (Fairy Tales for Unwanted Children)

November 11th, 2018

51:12

The Avengers make their return here, this time taking on Thanos in a very loose retelling of the Infinity War story. You know, nowhere near the time the movie was released in theaters or on DVD or anything.

Listen in as …

Death and Return of Superman with Michael Bailey (Fortress of Baileytude Podcast Network)

November 4th, 2018

1:05:38

So we’ve seen Superman games before, and we know how I feel about them. But maybe, just maybe, we’ve found one that actually does Superman justice.

Listen in as Michael Bailey from The Fortress of Baileytude Podcast …

The Incredible Hulk with Phil Primeau (Semi-Intellectual Musings)

October 28th, 2018

55:22

We finally get to one of my favorite characters, The Hulk. He’s the strongest around, except when he’s not. And you better hope that you don’t have …

Batman Returns with Roger Reichardt (Gamerheads)

October 21st, 2018

58:01

Batman returns with this game based on the 1992 movie Batman Returns. There's wacky origins, crazy life restoring animals, and we haven't even started talking about Batman himself yet.

Listen in as Roger Reichardt from …

X-Men (Genesis) with Miles Stokes (Jay and Miles X-Plain the X-Men)

October 14th, 2018

53:22

What happens when you have a wonderful Marvel franchise that's had a string of crappy games? Eventually you have to get something good, right? Well …

The Tick with Joe Raspolich and Carlos Rivera (Life, Death, and Taxonomy)

October 7th, 2018

58:25

What's silly, blue, and might secretly know what's going on but probably not? A lot of things, but the answer we're looking for is The Tick. Listen in as Joe and Carlos from Life, Death, and Taxonomy come to talk about …

Cadillacs and Dinosaurs with Kelsey and Torey

September 30th, 2018

48:10

Cars! Dinosaurs! It's every little kid's dream! Come listen as Kelsey and Torey from all your favorite podcasting groups on Facebook join the show to …

Spider-Man X-Men Arcade's Revenge with Adam Higgins

September 23rd, 2018

1:07:34

So you've got Spider-Man, a character with so many games out at this point that I'm too lazy to count. You've got the X-Men, who have games out but they mostly suck. But both of them are beloved franchises, both helped …

Welcome to the New Feed

September 16th, 2018

1:52

If you see this episode then you're seeing the new feed and everything is good to go. Nothing changes from here, and your regularly scheduled …

Return of the Joker with Steven Pappas and Chris Grimmett

September 9th, 2018

1:01:22

Batman and The Joker, it’s an iconic pairing that will never go away. At least not for long. Listen in as Steven and Chris from Is This Adulting? …

Asterix and the Great Rescue with Matt Sanderson and Kayleigh Osborne

September 2nd, 2018

1:08:35

Apparently Asterix is a big deal. Who knew? Chris didn’t, that’s for sure. Good thing we have Kayleigh and Matt Sanderson coming back to let us know …

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Handheld Roundup with John Horsley

August 26th, 2018

50:39

Just like back in the 1990s, we can’t escape the world of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. List this week as John Horsley from Spoiler Country joins the fun to look at the titles for the original Gameboy (yay….) and …

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Home Console Roundup with Megan and RJ

August 19th, 2018

45:11

The Ninja Turtles pretty much sum up the 1990s. But what happens when Megan and RJ from Oh No! Lit Class come on the show to look at not 1, not 2, but 3 games all in one shot? Can we handle that much excitement? Or does …

X-Men Mutant Apocalypse with Mike Ryan

August 12th, 2018

51:57

The X-Men are one of the most important teams that Marvel has. So what happens when somebody actually make a good game about them? Listen in as Mike …

Spider-Man & Venom Maximum Carnage with Kyle Federline

August 6th, 2018

47:59

Spider-Man has some of the most iconic villains around. But what happens when he faces off against someone so sinister that he has to employ the help of one of his firecest foes? Find out as Kyle from The Real Dudes …

Spider-Man vs Kingpin with Scott Niswander

July 29th, 2018

46:43

Epic heroes deserve epic villains, and Spider-Man sure has plenty of them. Scott Niswander of NerdSync joins us for a look at The Amazing Spider-Man vs The Kingpin on Sega Genesis, Master System, Game Gear, and Sega CD.

The Punisher for Genesis with Joe Bunzerelly

July 22nd, 2018

47:03

We take another look at The Punisher, this time in a much better game. Listen as Joe Bunzerelly of The Bunzerelly Show joins Chris to talk about The Punisher in all of his shooting glory on this Sega Genesis and arcade …

Superman on Genesis with Karrington Martin

July 15th, 2018

54:39

Superman Returns (see what I did there) with a game that exists and has a Superman sprite that looks like Superman and, ummmm, I don’t know I’m really stretching here because this game isn’t very good. Listen as Chris …

X-Men Arcade with John Horsley and Kenric Regan

July 8th, 2018

1:01:19

The X-Men return with an arcade game that came to home consoles a mere 18 years later based on a cartoon pilot that eventually became our beloved 90s …

Swamp Thing with Tyler Kirby

July 1st, 2018

49:03

Swamp Thing never gets a fair shake at fame. From a lousy cartoon to an LJN game, it seems that only die hard comic fans really know how cool he can …

Wolverine with Doug Hensley

June 24th, 2018

42:39

Wolverine is the X-Man that everyone loved in the 90s so of course he got his own game. But is that nostalgia trip enough to make Chris and Doug …

Spider-Man 2 with Kieran Shiach

June 17th, 2018

43:12

Spider-Man, we just can’t get away from him can we? Not that I’m complaining, he’s a popular character for a reason. This time around joing Chris and …

Bonus Fantastic Four with Kayleigh Osborne

June 14th, 2018

38:29

The Fantastic Four? Yeah, we’re not really there yet. But I think that’s a travesty so we’re going to cheat a little bit and look at something …

Dennis the Menace Featuring Rhett Hall

June 10th, 2018

49:17

Dennis the Menace (the American one at least) is a cultural icon. Anyone who read the comics as a child most likely knows who Dennis is and followed …

Play Comics Trailer

June 1st, 2018

0:36

Trailer that you can use if you want to promote this show in your podcast.

Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six Featuring Issa Wurie

May 28th, 2018

1:05:44

Spider-Man rears his head again, and it’s still not anywhere near as good as that PS1 classic we all love. This time Issa from Young Free & Coupled takes a swing at the wall crawler as he takes on the Sinister Six …

Batman the Animated Series Featuring Karrington Martin

May 13th, 2018

35:46

Batman: The Animated Series is easily seen as one of the best versions of Batman on the screen. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that a game came …

The Smurfs Featuring Kayleigh Osborne

April 29th, 2018

33:34

Martians! Except they’re from Earth, and blue… so SMURFS! Listen as Chris basically has no idea what’s going on and return guest Kayleigh knows exactly what’s going on as these two discuss The Smurfs in comic, cartoon, …

Captain America and The Avengers featuring Matt Sanderson

April 16th, 2018

51:55

The Avengers, along with fearless leader Captain America, are a collection of Earth’s mightiest heroes. Together they can conquer anything. But …

The Flash for Gameboy Featuring Tyler Kirby

April 9th, 2018

40:40

Did you see that streak going by? That was probably Chris and Tyler Kirby from Better than Static going on about the newest episode of Play Comics. These two crazy kids looked at some Flash comic history then the …

Amazing Spider-Man (Featuring Paul Csomo)

March 19th, 2018

33:57

Who doesn’t like Spider-man? You know, besides JJ Jameson and a hoard of villains and whatever friends he’s blowing off without a good explanation because secret identities need to be protected?

Join Chris and special …

Silver Surfer

March 5th, 2018

30:16

Silver Surfer. One-time personal assistant to Galactus, now not so much. Join Chris and special guest Josh Bowman of Fait Deficit as they take a look …

Punisher for NES and Game Boy

February 17th, 2018

14:25

The Punisher is a great character with a rich history. From killing the Marvel Universe to hunting Spider-Man to being as close to a hero as a stone …

Little Nemo

January 14th, 2018

22:46

Ah, this little hidden gem works on multiple levels. Listen in as Chris and his special guest/wife Kayleigh take a look at the Little Nemo comics, …

Uncanny X-Men

December 31st, 2017

14:29

X-Men is one of the most beloved comic franchises there is, no question about it. So of course they get this LJN steaming pile of shit. Honestly, I …

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Arcade Game

November 7th, 2017

34:26

We have our first revisit to a franchise, so if you haven't checked out our episode about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles you should probably do that.

Dick Tracy

August 16th, 2017

32:13

We knew basically nothing about Dick Tracy coming into this. Well, nothing except that he wears yellow and he's a detective. So clean slate for this …

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

July 30th, 2017

43:48

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a game we all know from a comic series we all know exists. Ha, joke's on us because most of the people I know grew up …

Batman the Video Game

July 8th, 2017

1:18:37

Ah, Batman. What can you say about someone with such a storied past? Well, Chris and Sean go off on an over sized episode that tries to capture the …

Snoopy Sports

May 15th, 2017

19:35

Wow, this one is horrible. Not the episode, it's pretty sweet. But the game itself? It's pretty bad.

Things Covered

Superman

March 25th, 2017

49:22

Sean joins Chris and the show goes insane in the best way possible. The language gets more adult though so you might want to be careful about that. …

Spy vs Spy

February 19th, 2017

6:57

Spy vs Spy, and incorrectly Spy vs Spy 2 in this case, are looked at in this episode. Thankfully the sequel doesn't really change much beyond the …

Water Water Everywhere

January 2nd, 2017

15:14

Wow, the games for the Atari 2600 are really crappy. Flash stuff from the early 90s was better. Today's creators could barf up a better game in their …

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