Pursuit of Plastic with Chris Walk

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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 conceivably fit in with another toy universe without missing a beat? But most of all, what would happen if you were in that toy universe with them?

This episode we have the Chris Walk half of the minds behind Pursuit of Plastic, a Kickstarter project making a comic that explains exactly that. We also talk about the comic imprint DFAT comics that he and Casey Bowker run to publish their creations.

Learn such things as:

  • How many references can you cram into one comic?
  • What’s it like to work with your best friend?
  • What tragic childhood experience helped create this project?
  • And so much more!

You can find Chris over on Don’t Forget A Towel, which is on Twitter @DFATowel as well as the Don’t Forget a Towel Facebook 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.

Music by Best Day, who has a Mickey Mouse beach towel.


Spider-Man 2: Enter Electro with Anthony Gramuglia

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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. Easy, you just pick the story up right there and start going again. Enter Spider-Man 2: Enter Electro. More like Enter Awesomeness.

Enter Anthony Gramuglia to help break down this not as iconic but equally as good in its own special way sequel, Spider-Man’s place in pop culture, and the Spider-Man comics that were coming out at the time.

Learn such things as:

  • How did this game react to  national tragedy?
  • How many Spider-Man 2’s is too many?
  • Where are all the other heroes that showed up in the first game?
  • And so much more!

You can Anthony literally all over the place, but the easiest way is to head over to his website where you can find articles, from all across the internet. But also you can check out Twitter @AGramuglia.

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 Gutter Podcast, as well as Don’t Forget a Towel for the promos today.

Music by Best Day, who is still wearing his Halloween costume from last year.


Life Under Kaiju with Johnny Craft

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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 bad heroes in those stories. What happens with the everyday people like you and me?

Johnny Craft attempts to throw some answers into the mix with his comic Life Under Kaiju. Come listen as we talk about how this comic came to be and his plans for the future of the series.

You can find Johnny on Twitter @CraftscapeComix and of course the Life Under Kaiju Kickstarter 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.

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

Music by Best Day, who  is a hairy scary monster.


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

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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 can’t imagine why. So why try to make a game out of this one?

Acclaim is at it again trying to recapture some of that Turok magic, and Luke Herr from Exiled, Multiversal Q, John Wiki, The Luke Herr Podcast Project, Established Property Playhouse, and RPG Pals Club (Did I miss anything there?)  comes on the show to help explain what’s going on with this crazy comic. Mostly because he’s literally the only person I know who’s read this thing. Plus he made notes. Really good notes.

Learn such things as:

  • What dumb dad joke did we take almost an hour to make?
  • Where is the rest of the Valiant universe?
  • How successful is our pitch to an actual Valiant editor going to be?
  • And so much more!

You can find Luke at any of his podcast links above, on Twitter @Koltreg, or on his Gumroad 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.

A big thanks to Orphaned Entertainment, as well 90s Court for the promos today.

Music by Best Day, who can make a more coherent game story in his sleep.


Indefinite Articles with Bryan Soroka

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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 show.

That person was Bryan Soroka with his comic tentatively titled Indefinite Articles. Starting in World War I, this is a great concept and I’m really looking forward to see the progress that this story makes.

You can find Bryan on Twitter @BryanSoroka33.

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 needs to write me a letter.


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

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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 have a story already made for you. You’d think anyone could do it.

Enter Diego Rivera from the Behold the Sack YouTube channel. He likes Hulk. He likes games. It’s a match made in heaven really. If only everything could work out this nicely………

Learn such things as:

  • Is it better to have a game based on the comic or let it do it’s own thing?
  • At what point in gaming history did it become unacceptable to have the story told better in the manual than in the game itself?
  • Is Hulk as a mental health thing just an understood universal concept?
  • And so much more!

You can find Diego on Twitter @BeholdTheSack and on YouTube @BeholdTheSack and @Autosaving the Day (which I’m selfishly saying needs more episodes) especially the Daredevil episode that came up.

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 Spooky Sapphic Storyteller, as well as The Time Shifters Podcast for the promos today.

Music by Best Day, who still hasn’t read Immortal Hulk and now I’m not sure if we can be friends.


215 Ink with Mike Perkins

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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 there was someone who could help you out with that? Maybe someone like Mike Perkins from 215 Ink perhaps?

I sure hope so because that’s who I got. Listen in as I learn from Mike some of what goes into getting a comic into my hands, and be sure to head over to the 215 Ink shop to pick up some of their stuff. Or maybe even look into submitting something you’ve been working on? I know I have some talented listeners here even if they don’t believe me. And when you buy something, because I know you will, be sure to mention that you’re friends with me.

Learn such things as:

  • How should you send a pitch to a publisher?
  • How bad can my art be when I send something in?
  • How can I help to get books into people’s hands?
  • How can you read the first issue of Freaks and Gods for free? Hint, follow this link.
  • And so much more!

You can find Mike and 215 Ink over on Twitter @215Ink, Instagram @215Ink, Facebook @215Ink (are you sensing a theme here?) or the official 215 Ink website. You can also check out the 215 Ink Shop or their selection on Comixology.

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 might maybe have a comic idea. But I really have no idea because I just pulled that out of my ass.


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

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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 generation after….. well, you get the idea. Too bad I’m not a expert on the Jostar family legacy.

Good thing David Weinburger from Shonen Flop who thankfully is all over this one. Things will probably get a bit bizarre.

Learn such things as:

  • When do family naming conventions go too far?
  • Am I crazy for thinking the anime art was made using Jolly Ranchers?
  • Why am I forcing David to learn Japanese
  • And so much more!

You can find David on Twitter @davidmwein or check out Shonen Flop website and on Twitter @ShonenFlopCast.

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 4 Panel, as well as Capes on the Couch for the promos today.

Music by Best Day, who obviously comes from a family legacy of awesomeness.


Funko Pops with Adam Williamson (Boldly Viewing)

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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 since I was shutdown before I could even express any kind of interest in getting some I never really looked into them.

That’s where Adam Williamson comes in. I learn some about the history of these big headed little dudes, how he gets away with having so many, and just what I’m missing out on.

Learn such things as:

  • How do you get DC and Marvel to play nicely together?
  • Where did this whole thing start?
  • I’m saving how much money by not buying these!?
  • And so much more!

You can find Adam on Twitter @thepariaheffect or on his soon to be coming podcast Boldly Viewing.

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 refuses to be an enabler and buy me any pops. Gosh man, I gotta have my pops!


Spider-Man Lethal Foes with Adam Messinger

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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 Spider-Man game based on a comic mini series and it really wouldn’t have taken much to get it ready to come out over here.

Listen in as Adam Messinger comes to talk about Spider-Man Lethal Foes and we cry over the fact that this game never got a proper US release.

Learn such things as:

  • Why do villains keep trying to work together?
  • Seriously, is it that hard to let someone else use a thing before you sell it?
  • Does this story arc even really need a game?
  • And so much more!

You can find Adam on Twitter @AdamSMessinger, Instagram @adamsmessinger, A live performance called Adam S. Messinger is a Jerk on Bandcamp, on Twitch @AdamSMessinger, and a comic he write called The Amazing Fist (link goes directly to a MediaFire download 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.

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

Music by Best Day, who thinks Spider-Man 3 is the best Spider-Man movie.