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

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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 whole new team to an already established universe? And have a tie in comic? That’s got to be pretty rare, right?

Listen in as Robert Secundus from Comics XF comes on the show to help take a look at Marvel Nemesis Rise of the Imperfects.

Learn such things as:

  • Are tie in comics worth reading?
  • How do you trick gamers into buying a portable version of a console game?
  • What happens to characters lost in licensing limbo?
  • And so much more!

You can find Robert on Twitter @RobertSecundus and his articles over on Comics XF. You can support them over at the Comics XF Patreon.

If you want to be a guest on the show please check out the Be a A Guest on the Show page and let me know what you’re interested in.

If you want to help support the show check out the Play Comics Patreon page or head over to the Support page if you want to go another route. You can also check out the Play Comics Merch Store.  Use the coupon code “ireadshownotes” for 15% off your order.

Play Comics is part of the Gonna Geek Network, which is a wonderful collection of geeky podcasts. Be sure to check out the other shows on Gonna Geek if you need more of a nerd fix.

You can find Play Comics @playcomicscast on Twitter and in the Play Comics Podcast Fan Group on Facebook.

A big thanks to Strikes My Fancy and Capes on the Couch for the promos today.

Music by Best Day, who might be a mutant.


The Polar Paradox with Frank Martin

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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 his new Kickstarter comic project The Polar Paradox.

  • What is so fascinating about the ocean anyway?
  • Do I as a reader really need to know a super detailed backstory about every character?
  • What are some good ways to make sure you get press for your own project?
  • And so much more!

You can find the guest on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @FrankTheWriter and FrankTheWriter.com.

If you want to be a guest on the show please check out the Be a A Guest on the Show page and let me know what you’re interested in.

If you want to help support the show check out the Play Comics Patreon page or head over to the Support page if you want to go another route. You can also check out the Play Comics Merch Store.  Use the coupon code “ireadshownotes” for 15% off your order.

Play Comics is part of the Gonna Geek Network, which is a wonderful collection of geeky podcasts. Be sure to check out the other shows on Gonna Geek if you need more of a nerd fix.

You can find Play Comics @playcomicscast on Twitter and in the Play Comics Podcast Fan Group on Facebook.

Intro/Outro Music by Best Day, who is afraid of the cold.


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

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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 hadn’t come out yet? And that people were making fighting games before it?

Listen in as Andrew Mecha Davis from Popanimecomics joins the show to help take a look at Fist of the North Star 10 Big Brawls for the King of the Universe to help solve the mystery of why this anime hasn’t been bigger in the US. And possibly set a new record for longest Play Comics episode title. I’m too lazy to actually go check on that one though, it just feels right.
Learn such things as:

  • Can a story be good if you already know where it’s going?
  • Does it really matter who characters are in a fighting game?
  • What’s the best way to experience Fist of the North Star?
  • And so much more!

You can find Andrew on Facebook @Popanimecomics, the Popanimecomics website, the Popanimecomics Lounge podcast, Popanimecomics on YouTube.

If you want to be a guest on the show please check out the Be a A Guest on the Show page and let me know what you’re interested in.

If you want to help support the show check out the Play Comics Patreon page or head over to the Support page if you want to go another route. You can also check out the Play Comics Merch Store.  Use the coupon code “ireadshownotes” for 15% off your order.

Play Comics is part of the Gonna Geek Network, which is a wonderful collection of geeky podcasts. Be sure to check out the other shows on Gonna Geek if you need more of a nerd fix.
You can find Play Comics @playcomicscast on Twitter and in the Play Comics Podcast Fan Group on Facebook.

A big thanks to What Should We Watch, as well as What the Smut for the promos today.

Intro/Outro Music by Best Day, who doesn’t believe that Game Boys are real.


Scout’s Honor with David Pepose

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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 really get tired of because all that really means is that you have a fairly familiar stepping stone into a story that can truly go anywhere. That’s what we have here in Scout’s Honor (published by those AfterShock dudes who are trying to take all my money by doing silly things like printing good comics and getting creators who are cool people) and why I’m spending this episode talking to writer David Pepose.

Listen in as I talk to David about how this wonderful book came to be and what drives him to write the way he does.

Learn such things as:

  • What has us drawn to this type of dystopian story?
  • What significant fact did Chris miss while reading this one?
  • Why might I never buy Scout Popcorn every again?
  • What to tell your local comic ship if you want to preorder #2 (DEC201133) or #3 (JAN211049)
  • And so much more!

You can find David on Twitter @Peposed, Instagram @Peposed, on Facebook @ David Pepose Comics, his newsletter Pep Talks, and his website DavidPepose.com.

If you want to be a guest on the show please check out the Be a A Guest on the Show page and let me know what you’re interested in.

If you want to help support the show check out the Play Comics Patreon page or head over to the Support page if you want to go another route. You can also check out the Play Comics Merch Store.  Use the coupon code “ireadshownotes” for 15% off your order.

Play Comics is part of the Gonna Geek Network, which is a wonderful collection of geeky podcasts. Be sure to check out the other shows on Gonna Geek if you need more of a nerd fix.

You can find Play Comics @playcomicscast on Twitter and in the Play Comics Podcast Fan Group on Facebook.

Intro/Outro Music by Best Day, who might have been a Boy Scout. I don’t know, I wasn’t there.


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

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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 to be in other things.

Good thing I have Jordan Blum, one of the writers on the current mini-series M.O.D.O.K Head Games, on to let me know how much fun this series is (he’s right) and how it’s OK that I really don’t know much going into reading this or watching the TV show due out later this year.

Learn such things as:

  • What was Jordan’s real reason for making the upcoming M.O.D.O.K. show?
  • How much trouble is Jordan going to get into with Marvel editor Jordan D White?
  • What did I do to make Jordan sad?
  • And so much more!

You can find Jordan on Twitter @BlumJordan, Instagram @BlumJordan,

If you want to be a guest on the show please check out the Be a A Guest on the Show page and let me know what you’re interested in.

If you want to help support the show check out the Play Comics Patreon page or head over to the Support page if you want to go another route. You can also check out the Play Comics Merch Store.  Use the coupon code “ireadshownotes” for 15% off your order.

Play Comics is part of the Gonna Geek Network, which is a wonderful collection of geeky podcasts. Be sure to check out the other shows on Gonna Geek if you need more of a nerd fix.

You can find Play Comics @playcomicscast on Twitter and in the Play Comics Podcast Fan Group on Facebook.

Intro/Outro Music by Best Day, who either does or does not have a giant head.


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

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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 those were back in the day.

Or do we? Listen in as Josh Sutton from Panels to Pixels takes a stab at convincing you that not only is this a good movie to go watch, but it’s also not a horrible game to go with it.
Learn such things as:

  • Do people really want a comic book movie that looks like a comic book?
  • Does Al Ewing secretly love the Ang Lee film?
  • Will I ever skip an opportunity to tell someone they need to read Immortal Hulk?
  • And so much more!

You can find Josh at his YouTube channel Panels to Pixels and over on Twitter @panelstopixels. Also check out the Hulk video that we kept talking about.

If you want to be a guest on the show please check out the Be a A Guest on the Show page and let me know what you’re interested in.

If you want to help support the show check out the Play Comics Patreon page or head over to the Support page if you want to go another route. You can also check out the Play Comics Merch Store.  Use the coupon code “ireadshownotes” for 15% off your order.

Play Comics is part of the Gonna Geek Network, which is a wonderful collection of geeky podcasts. Be sure to check out the other shows on Gonna Geek if you need more of a nerd fix.

You can find Play Comics @playcomicscast on Twitter and in the Play Comics Podcast Fan Group on Facebook.

A big thanks to Diary of a Space Archivist as well as Monkey Tales for the promos today.

Music by Best Day, who as far as I know doesn’t read Immortal Hulk and that’s a shame.


Sea of Sorrows with Rich Douek

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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 want to read anyway. Historical horror with a lot of it happening under the sea? Yup, sign me up right now. I even wrote a review you can read here.

So like I said, I’m really excited to have Rich Douek on the show to talk about Sea of Sorrows and how it came to be in this crazy world we’ve had this year. Just a heads up though, there were some screaming child audio issues. I did what I could with those.

Learn such things as:

  • How did COVID effect this book’s release?
  • Why go with the post WWI setting?
  • How have I never read something from Rich before this?
  • And so much more!

You can find Rich on Twitter @rdouek or over at the official Rich Douek website.

If you want to be a guest on the show please check out the Be a A Guest on the Show page and let me know what you’re interested in.

If you want to help support the show check out the Play Comics Patreon page or head over to the Support page if you want to go another route. You can also check out the Play Comics Merch Store. Use the coupon code “ireadshownotes” for 15% off your order.

Play Comics is part of the Gonna Geek Network, which is a wonderful collection of geeky podcasts. Be sure to check out the other shows on Gonna Geek if you need more of a nerd fix.

You can find Play Comics @playcomicscast on Twitter and in the Play Comics Podcast Fan Group on Facebook.

Music by Best Day, who doesn’t know how to swim.


Octobug with Eric Bailey (Tiny Bookshelf)

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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 never looked at an actual video game. Until now that is.

Time to get old friend Eric Bailey from Tiny Bookshelf to break through that barrier with his game Octobug. You play as a spider trying to get to the end of levels filled with flies. It’s an old school platformer which reminds me a lot of NES games or computer games from when I was in elementary school.

Learn such things as:

  • What are some problems that game developers run into?
  • Is it possible to get a cat to do what you want?
  • How do you find  play testers for a game you might be making?
  • And so much more!

Be sure to check out https://playcomics.com/octoboug-with-eric-bailey for some screenshots from the game.

You can find Eric on Twitter @EricVBailey, Tine Bookshelf on Twitter @Tiny_Bookshelf and find his games on the Tiny Bookshelf Itch.io page.

If you want to be a guest on the show please check out the Be a A Guest on the Show page and let me know what you’re interested in.

If you want to help support the show check out the Play Comics Patreon page or head over to the Support page if you want to go another route. You can also check out the Play Comics Merch Store.  Use the coupon code “ireadshownotes” for 15% off your order.

Play Comics is part of the Gonna Geek Network, which is a wonderful collection of geeky podcasts. Be sure to check out the other shows on Gonna Geek if you need more of a nerd fix.

You can find Play Comics @playcomicscast on Twitter and in the Play Comics Podcast Fan Group on Facebook.

Intro and outro music by Best Day, who probably hasn’t played this game yet because someone keeps forgetting to tell him about it. Wonder who we can blame for that……….


Zen Intergalactic Ninja with Steve Honeycutt (Ray Can’t Sleep

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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 him out? Saving the environment via something aimed at kids and hoping they’ll pressure their adult overlords into following suit is still cool right?

Enter Steve Honeycutt from Ray Can’t Sleep to help us take a look at this alien life form that inexplicably wants to save the Earth.
Learn such things as:

  • Did any kids media actually make saving the environment cool?
  • Why are the comic runs so different from each other?
  • Why doesn’t Chris actually own this game?
  • And so much more!

You can find Steve with his podcast Ray Can’t Sleep, on Twitter @RayCantSleep, or on his personal Twitter @StevinFinite.

If you want to be a guest on the show please check out the Be a A Guest on the Show page and let me know what you’re interested in.

If you want to help support the show check out the Play Comics Patreon page or head over to the Support page if you want to go another route. You can also check out the Play Comics Merch Store.  Use the coupon code “ireadshownotes” for 15% off your order.

Play Comics is part of the Gonna Geek Network, which is a wonderful collection of geeky podcasts. Be sure to check out the other shows on Gonna Geek if you need more of a nerd fix.

You can find Play Comics @playcomicscast on Twitter and in the Play Comics Podcast Fan Group on Facebook.

A big thanks to What Was That Like, as well as Comic Book Keepers for the promos today.

Music by Best Day, who doesn’t have a link on his Sound Cloud page to the new EP so just check out that Sound Cloud site and give him money.


Long Ago & Far Away with Chris Mancini

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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 what I really want to know is how they handled things afterwards. Outside of Peter Pan related things (and Narnia but I think that’s a bit of a stretch) there isn’t really anything.

That’s where Chris Mancini from White Cat Entertainment can help out. Listen in as we talk to Chris about his comic Long Ago & Far Away, which takes a look at what happens when a 30 year old former child hero gets sucked back into the far away world that he helped save long ago.

Learn such things as:

  • How much of himself did Chris put into the characters?
  • What are some good strategies for getting your stuff in front of readers?
  • Why didn’t I ask Chris to see the white cat that White Cat Entertainment is named after?
  • And so much more!

You can find Chris on Twitter @chrisjmancini or at his website White Cat Entertainment.

If you want to be a guest on the show please check out the Be a A Guest on the Show page and let me know what you’re interested in.

If you want to help support the show check out the Play Comics Patreon page or head over to the Support page if you want to go another route. You can also check out the Play Comics Merch Store.  Use the coupon code “ireadshownotes” for 15% off your order.

Play Comics is part of the Gonna Geek Network, which is a wonderful collection of geeky podcasts. Be sure to check out the other shows on Gonna Geek if you need more of a nerd fix.

You can find Play Comics @playcomicscast on Twitter and in the Play Comics Podcast Fan Group on Facebook.

A big thanks to the first promo, as well as the second promo for the promos today.

Music by Best Day, who hasn’t read this but really should because it’s good.