Because Comics Ep. 34 - East of West, Kaijumax, and the Joker

Because Comics Ep. 34 - East of West, Kaijumax, and the Joker

Jay and Mike make a case for you to read "East of West" and "Kaijumax," though those comics pretty much sell themselves. Then, in light of the recent buzz over Jared Leto's Joker in "Suicide Squad," Mike takes us back to the days when the Clown Prince of Crime first got his murderin' groove back, with "The Joker's Five-Way Revenge!" Then we close out with a game of "Who Am I," and Jay pulls out some obscure clues to try to stump Mike. Does it work? Listen and find out!

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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. 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. 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. 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. 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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Because Comics Ep. 22 - Batman, Autumnlands, and the Amazing Spider-Mobile

Because Comics Ep. 22 - Batman, Autumnlands, and the Amazing Spider-Mobile

Jay and Mike recommend "Batman" (especially the "Endgame" storyline) and "The Autumnlands: Tooth and Claw," and then Mike takes us back to "The Amazing Spider-Man" and the most ill-advised superhero car of all time, the Spider-Mobile! Then, we play "Who Am I," and we REALLY test Mike's knowledge of DC continuity... 

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Because Comics Ep. 20 - Birthright, Wayward, and Madrox: Multiple Choice

Because Comics Ep. 20 - Birthright, Wayward, and Madrox: Multiple Choice

In today's episode, Jay and Mike recommend "Birthright" and "Wayward," and then Mike draws us in with the noir-style revamp of the X-Men's Multiple Man in "Madrox: Multiple Choice." Then we play "Who Am I?" The answer is: someone totally awesome. 

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Because Comics Ep. 18 - Ghost Cops, She-Devils, and One More Day

Because Comics Ep. 18 - Ghost Cops, She-Devils, and One More Day

Jay and Mike recommend "Gotham By Midnight" and "Red Sonja," and then Mike leads us in an examination of the most broken Spider-Man story ever - "Spider-Man: One More Day." 

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Because Comics Ep. 16 - Raccoons, Third Graders, and Dark Knight Fan-Fiction

Because Comics Ep. 16 - Raccoons, Third Graders, and Dark Knight Fan-Fiction

Jay and Mike recommend the new "Rocket Raccoon" series and "JL8," and then we flip the script! And Jay leads us on a discussion of Mark Millar's "Nemesis." It's... it's pretty rough, you guys. Also, we play "Who Am I," and this time Mike's the man with the answers, and Jay's in the hot seat...

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