Because Comics Ep. 33 - Batman, Jem, and the Fantastic Four

Because Comics Ep. 33 - Batman, Jem, and the Fantastic Four

Jay recommends "Batman" again (this time it's different) and Mike recommends "Jem and the Holograms," and then, in honor of the new film reboot, Mike takes us back to the early days of "Fantastic Four," and the first appearance of Doctor Doom! Turns out, one of the greatest supervillains of all time has gone pretty much unchanged for the past 50 years. Finally, we play "Super-Mundane," and ask which heroes would be the best - and worst - at helping you move? 

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Because Comics Ep. 32 - Prez, Timewalker, and Ant-Man

Because Comics Ep. 32 - Prez, Timewalker, and Ant-Man

Jay and Mike take you to the future with their pull list suggestions, "Prez" and "Ivar, Timewalker." Then, in honor of the new Marvel Studios film, Mike takes us back to the past, to Scott Lang's first appearance as Ant-Man in the pages of "Marvel Premiere." Then we ring out the episode with a game of "Who Am I," and Mike is stumped until he isn't... and really, isn't that just how life is for all of us? 

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Because Comics Ep. 31 - Injection, Kaptara, and Robocop Vs. The Terminator

Because Comics Ep. 31 - Injection, Kaptara, and Robocop Vs. The Terminator

Jay and Mike recommend two VERY different science-fiction comics, "Injection" and "Kaptara." Then, in light of the new film "Terminator: Genesys" hitting theaters this week, Mike takes us back to an even more timey-wimey comic, "Robocop vs. The Terminator." Then we close out the episode with a game segment, "Super-Mundane," and ask which heroes would be the best and worst Wedding Planner? We don't mind telling you, this one really stumped us!

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Because Comics Ep. 30 - Ei8ht, Princess Leia, and Batman: A Death In The Family

Because Comics Ep. 30 - Ei8ht, Princess Leia, and Batman: A Death In The Family

Jay and Mike recommend two miniseries ending this month, "Ei8ht" and "Princess Leia." Then, Mike takes us back to a classic Batman comic, "A Death in the Family"... and it turns out it was much weirder and more political than any of us were expecting. Finally, for today's game segment, we play "Who Am I," and Mike gets an assist from another comics podcast... see, kids? Podcasts are full of useful information! 

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Because Comics Ep. 29 - D4VE, Shutter, And The Giant Turtle Man

Because Comics Ep. 29 - D4VE, Shutter, And The Giant Turtle Man

Jay and Mike recommend "D4VE" and "Shutter," and then we dive into "Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen" #53, and his most famous transformation - that time he turned into a giant turtle man! And then we play "Super-Mundane," and ask which hero would make the best - and the worst - dogwalker?

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Because Comics Ep. 28 - Archie v. Predator, The Kitchen, and Daredevil v. Namor

Because Comics Ep. 28 - Archie v. Predator, The Kitchen, and Daredevil v. Namor

Jay and Mike recommend brutal action with "Archie vs. Predator" and brutal crime drama with "The Kitchen," and then, to celebrate the new Marvel / Netflix series, Mike takes us back to "Daredevil" #7, when Matt Murdock first got his red costume, and battled - and defended - the Sub-Mariner! 

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Because Comics Ep. 27 - One Year Anniversary! Superman, Spider-Man, and the Battle of the Century

Because Comics Ep. 27 - One Year Anniversary! Superman, Spider-Man, and the Battle of the Century

It's our very special one-year anniversary! Jay and Mike flash back to how the podcast began, and talk about the comics that first got them into comics, "The Return of Superman" and "Ultimate Spider-Man." Which is funny, because then for the main segment, Mike invites us all to the Battle of the Century - "Superman vs. The Amazing Spider-Man!" And folks, it's a doozy.

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Because Comics Ep. 26 - Howard The Duck, Hexed, and Ultron's Vision

Because Comics Ep. 26 - Howard The Duck, Hexed, and Ultron's Vision

Jay and Mike tell you to read "Howard the Duck" and "Hexed," and then in light of the new "Avengers: Age of Ultron" film, they talk about "The Avengers" #57, with the first appearance of the Vision, his conflict with Ultron, and how the Avengers are apparently terrible at their jobs. 

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Because Comics Ep. 25 - The Phantom, Squirrel Girl, and The Question

Because Comics Ep. 25 - The Phantom, Squirrel Girl, and The Question

Jay and Mike recommend "The Phantom" and "The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl," and then Mike leads us on a discussion of "The Question" #26, where the Question meets the Riddler, and things get VERY heady. Then we play "Super-Mundane," and debate who would be the best - and worst - kids' sports coach. 

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Because Comics Ep. 24 - Nameless, Gotham Academy, and the Incredibles

Because Comics Ep. 24 - Nameless, Gotham Academy, and the Incredibles

Jay and Mike tell you that you should be reading "Nameless" and "Gotham Academy," because you really, really should. Then we discuss "The Incredibles: Family Matters," the comic book sequel to the best superhero movie of all time. Then, Mike and Jay play "Who Am I," and explore the magic of retroactive continuity... 

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