Beast Wars Transformers With Jeremy Dennis (TransMissions)

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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 that came out not too long before the subject of the last regular episode. The Maximals and Predacons are at it again, or something like that since time gets screwed up all over the place here.

Listen in as Jeremy Dennis from TransMissions joins the show to help us take a look at Beast Wars Transformers for the PS1 and we we try to figure a lot of things out.

Learn such things as:

  • The joy of basing a game off the first season of a TV show
  • How waiting just a few years could have given this game much better controls
  • The surprise awesomeness of a kids TV show
  • And so much more!

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.

You can find Jeremy on Twitter @yakk0dotorg or over at the TransMissions Podcast Network.

A big thanks to Literary Loitering, as well as Geek Freaks for the promos today.

Music by Best Day, who is getting more sleep than me tonight and I don’t hate him for that at all.


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

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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 everything I’ve seen from him and I don’t expect Super Slasher to be any different.

If Super Slasher sounds like something you want to get your hands on then go visit the Super Slasher Kickstarter and give him your money. I already did so you can’t pressure me with the same tactics.

You can find Luke over on Exiled, Multiversal Q, and RPG Pals Club. Or catch him on Twitter @koltreg.

Also if you’re looking at this on the Play Comics website then you’re definitely seeing a page from the comic that Luke sent over to me. Not sure about anywhere else. Or, you know, you could just support the Kickstarter and get a lot of pages in your mailbox at a future date instead of continually looking at this one which really doesn’t have much context just sitting out there by itself like that.


Who Are The Eternals? With Luke Herr (Mutliversal Q/RPG Pals Club/Exiled)

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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 to the show.

Like this one, where Luke Herr from Multiversal Q and RPG Pal’s Club (as well as the recently ended Exiled) comes to tell us who The Eternals are.

Learn such things as:

  • Wait, what?
  • Are you serious?
  • No, that’s just insane. For real?
  • And so much more!

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.

You can find Luke over on Exiled, Multiversal Q, and RPG Pals Club. Or catch him on Twitter @koltreg.

Music by Best Day, who thinks he could take on an emu in a fight.


Beast Wars TransMetals with Josh Garvey

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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 America. But somehow this is the first version of the franchise that got a console game over here. Why? This makes no sense?

Josh Garvey from the internet (ooooooh) comes by the show to take a look at Beast Wars Transmetals and to help catch me up on Transformers things since watching the cartoons is pretty much all I’ve ever done with them.

Learn such things as:

  • The fluidity of time and how that really messes with the history books.
  • The impossible nature of making new characters that won’t immediately remind people of other, already established characters.
  • The way a toy franchise whose previous commercial cartoon was based on making new characters, and thus new toys, adapts to a show with a very small number of characters.
  • And so much more!

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.

You can find Josh on Twitter @joshgarvey and in some of the best places on the internet if you’re lucky. But you’ll have to find those yourself.

A big thanks to Bottom of the Stream, as well as Bring on the Weird for the promos today.

Music by Best Day, who would probably watch Transmorphers anyway.


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

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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 has no reason to exist in this world but does anyway.

Listen in as Trent Seely from Continuity Nod comes to talk about what is possibly one of the best games every made. Period. End of discussion.

Learn such things as:

  • Seriously, is this game really as good as everyone says?
  • How did this one manage to have a better roster construction despite using mostly characters that had already been in the previous games?
  • Can anyone say anything bad about this game at all? For real, I’m not sure if they can.
  • And so much more!

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.

You can find Trent on Twitter @InstaTrent or over at his website Continuity Nod.

A big thanks to the Chrises from Chrises on Infinite Earths, as well asDan and Jake from DC Supersons for the promos today.

Music by Best Day, who hopefully can spell better than me. Which isn’t saying much because I suck at it.


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

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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 that at all the first time around.

Listen in as real life British person Andrew Young from 4 Panel comes on the show to give us a more nuanced perspective on where Judge Dredd comes from and what makes it something worth exploring today.

Learn such things as:

  • How bad can a Judge Dredd light gun game really be?
  • What does a British comic anthology know about American society anwyay?
  • Do game critics even look at the source material when a game is based on something that already exists.
  • And so much more!

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.

You can find Andrew over on Twitter @hokusblokus, and over at the 4 Panel website.

A big thanks to Grief Burrito, as well as 3 Hours Later for the promos today.

Music by Best Day, who definitely is or isn’t Batman.


Turok 2 Seeds of Evil with Billy (CommanderCast)

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

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

Learn such things as:

  • What did Billy admit to doing that’s probably going to get him in trouble?
  • What do you name a dinosaur if you don’t have a word for dinosaur?
  • Would a bow and arrow really work all that well against a dinosaur?
  • And so much more!

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.

You can find Billy’s writing CommanderCast, or jump straight to his latest article which looks at the use of Squirrel creatures in Magic: the Gathering Arena or this older article that looks at the use of Zombies and zombie hoards.

A big thanks to Dani and Brett from The Wheel Weaves, as well as everyone from The Compleat Discography for the promos today.

Music by Best Day, who did a thing but I already forgot what it was and it probably wasn’t really that cool anyway.


Attack of the Feels: Electric Boogaloo

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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.

People Mentioned in this Episode

We’ve made it through another year of being excellent to each other. But you still get homework again this year.

Your Podcast Homework

  1. Let the people who have had this kind of impact on your life know that you appreciate them
  2. Find a way to do that same thing for someone else

Music, as always, by Best Day, who won’t get mentioned here until he lets me know that he’s seen all the things I say about him in the show notes.


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

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

That’s where Chris and Cody from Believer Skeptic Podcast come in. Listen in as these two experts (or at least much more of an expert then I am) in the paranormal come on the show to talk about Men in Black, and a bit about men in black.

Learn such things as:

  • Oh shit there might really be men in black?
  • Is this the shortest comic series we’ll cover on the show?
  • Thing 3
  • And so much more!

If you want a more factual look at the Men in Black, like the real ones, be sure to check out Episode 53 – Back to (Men in) Black on the Believer Skeptic podcast.

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.

You can Chris and Cody on Twitter @BSPodPhx or the Believer Skeptic website. You can find Chris on Twitter @crc0377 and Cody on Twitter @cfjwagner.

A big thanks to Dan and Jake from DC Supersons, as well as everyone from This Planet Needs a Name for the promos today.

Music by Best Day, who makes sure to take all the corner pieces from the brownie pan.


Pizza Boyz with Spencer Scott Holmes

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

Good news though, there’s always Pizza Boyz on Comixology so you can still read it if it’s something that you’d be into. And since you’re listening to this podcast I’m pretty sure it’s something you’d be into.

You can find Spencer on Twitter ?@SpencerSHolmes, Instagram @SpencerScottHolmes, and a whole slew of podcasts over at Old Man Orange.