11 O'Clock Comics Podcast
VinceB, David Price, and Jason Wood talk comics and stuff.
11 O'Clock Comics Episode 140

We ring in the holidays with some cheerful discussion on Joe Casey's Wildcats 3.0, Haunt from Image, Fantastic Four, Mike Wieringo, Moon and Ba's Details and Daytripper, Method Man and Redman, Hellboy Double Feature of Evil and Richard Corben from Dark Horse, Conan, mainstream events (Okay, so not all of the discussion was cheerful...), Fables volume 14 from Vertigo, Kiss: Psycho Circus from Brian Holguin, Angel Medina, and Image, comics on the iPad, Urasawa's Pluto, Humanoids, Jodorowsky, and Jimenez, creator-owned comics and work-for-hire, Marineman by Ian Churchill, R.E.B.E.L.S., and much, much more!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:47am EST

11 O'Clock Comics Episode 139

Casting our fates to the control of the almighty 11 O'Clock Orange D20, our extra-length holiday episode features Gabriel Hardman, Scott Pilgrim, Pluto, Doc Stearn: Mister Monster, Encyclopedia Deadpoolica, Giant-Size X-Men #1, Amazing Heroes, Underground Classics: The Transformation of Comics into Comix from Abrams ComicArts, The Bizarre Comics of Boody Rogers from Craig Yoe and Fantagraphics, Crossed, Matt Murdock, more Adele Blanc-Sec, Winter's Bone, One Eskimo, Avatar, S. Clay Wilson, an impromptu Fanzine Flashback featuring John Byrne's Alpha Flight and Bill Mantlo's Incredible Hulk, Man-Thing, Tom Scioli's American Barbarian, Declan Shalvey, Creepy Archives from Dark Horse, Secret Wars II, Damage Control, Vandal Savage, The Horror! The Horror!: Comic Books the Government Didn't Want You to Read from Abrams ComicArts, Hal Foster's Prince Valiant volume one from Fanta, Ostrander and company's Grimjack Omnibus from IDW, Black Comix: African American Independent Comics, Art and Culture from Mark Batty, Quantum & Woody, 100 Bullets, Sean Murphy's Off Road, Heavy Metal, Moebius, Wolverine, Grant Morrison, Tim and Eric, Shade, the Changing Man, Jean Grey, Howard the Duck, 2000 A.D., Fear Agent, Eaglemoss, Gotham Central, Deadpool, Strangers in Paradise, Grendel, Kamandi, ROM, Black Hole, Lady Death, L'Association's Comix 2000, curling brooms, Green Lantern/Green Arrow, Jack Kirby, Strange Tales II, James Stokoe's Orc Stain, Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Mystery Society, and a whole mess more!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:06am EST

11 O'Clock Comics Episode 138

After a very rocky start, we slide into the sweet spot with talk of Tardi's The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec and Luc Besson, Amy Reeder and Batwoman #0, Halcyon #1 from Guggenheim, Butters, Bodenheim, and Englert from Image, Garth Ennis' The Boys, The Incredibly Fantastic Adventures of Maureen Dowd (a Work of Satire and Fiction) #1 from Benjamin Marra and Traditional Comics, Highlander, the Spirit and First Wave, Art Adams, Jim Balent's Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose from Broadsword Comics, crossovers, Mice Guard and Templar, Hellboy/Beasts of Burden, R.E.B.E.L.S., Secret Six, Pinocchio: Vampire Slayer from Slave Labor, Sean Andrew's Moral Geometry, She-Hulks #1, Taskmaster, and a whole mess more!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:23am EST

11 O'Clock Comics Episode 137

The infamous Black Notebook returns and with it comes talk of our histories with mail order comics companies, Spawn, the results of Chris and Jason's friendly wager and John Byrne's Star Trek: Assignment Earth from IDW, Terry Austin, inking styles (strong voices, invisible entities, and the fabled Third Person), original art, Typhoid Mary, Urasawa and Tezuka's Pluto from Viz, One Piece, Spawn: The Dark Ages by Holguin and Sharp, Todd McFarlane and the Image founders, Erik Larsen and Savage Dragon, Lemire and Gallo's Superboy #1, Baltimore: The Plague Ships #1, and...the winner of the 11 O'Clock Comics logo contest!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:34am EST

11 O'Clock Comics Episode 136

Happy Thanksgiving! In this extra-length holiday special, we fight over drumsticks like Dynamite's Vampirella #1 by Trautmann and Reis, the rising price of BOOM! Disney comics, the Amazing World of DC Comics, more Duncan the Wonder Dog from AdHouse, Fist Stick Knife Gun, Dorohedoro volumes 1 and 2 from Q Hayashida and Viz Ikki, woman comics creators, Hellraiser, Marshall Law and Kevin O'Neill, King of the Flies from Fantagraphics, bootleg Charles Burns' X'ed Out, Chaos War: Alpha Flight, Batman Inc., Hack/Slash and Ant-Man and The Wasp #1 (by way of Deadpool and Rob Liefeld), Fantastic Four #585 and Alan Davis, the Ultimate Universe, Warlord of Mars from Dynamite, RockMelt, Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini's Last Days of American Crime from Radical, Steve Pugh, a roll call of recent G.I. Joe books, Walking Dead episode four, Previews, plasma vs. LCD (?), and a whole mess more!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:48am EST

11 O'Clock Comics Episode 135

Under the gun and in the nick of time, we produce another bevvy of buckshot comic book discussion, striking targets as far and wide as The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #10 from 1980, mylar, Bill Ward, the Flesk Publications collection of Mark Shultz' Xenozoic Tales, Jacques Tardi's The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec from Fantagraphics, Adam Hines' Duncan the Wonder Dog: Show One from AdHouse Books, Th3rd World Studios' The Stuff of Legend, the cancellation of Thor: The Mighty Avenger, a lil' bit on Walking Dead, Sherlock, and a whole mess more!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:57am EST

11 O'Clock Comics Episode 134

There's plenty to ponder as we talk about Charles Burns' X'ed Out from Pantheon, Johnny Ryan, A God Somewhere from Arcudi, Snejbjerg, and Wildstorm, Uncanny X-Men: Five Lights, the second episode of The Walking Dead on AMC, Lady Mechanika #0 from Joe Benitez and Aspen, Brian Lee O'Malley and the Scott Pilgrim movie, Jeff Lemire, Hulk #25 and #26 and Gabriel Hardman, Spider-Man: The Short Halloween, being "pulled out of the story", The Search for Steve Ditko, Stan Lee, and loads more!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:34am EST

11 O'Clock Comics Episode 133

After more than an hour of talk on the triumph that was the first episode of Robert Kirkman and company's The Walking Dead from AMC (via IDW's Famous Monsters of Filmland #252, Mike Mignola and Hellboy, Watchmen, and more), we hit the ground running on Skottie Young, our first impressions of Duncan the Wonder Dog: Show One from Adam Hines and AdHouse Books, The Sixth Gun from Cullen Bunn, Brian Hurtt, and ONI, Alan Moore and Jacen Burrows' Neonomicon #2 from Avatar, Lost Girls, and pornography, Marvel Heralds and Her-oes, and a whole lot more!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:38am EST

11 O'Clock Comics Episode 132

In this heated episode, we talk Digested #1 by Bobby N and Gestalt Publishing, Walking Dead (this Sunday, 10 pm EST on AMC!), If 'n' Oof from Brian Chippendale and PictureBox, Fort Thunder and Providence, RI, the Jason Aaron Ghost Rider Omnibus, religion, Gary Frank, The Twelve, Tom Fowler and Deadpool Team-Up, Philip Tan, Hickman and Epting's Fantastic Four, S.H.I.E.L.D., Jim Lee and Batman, RIP M.D. from Fantagraphics and Mike Vosburg, I, Zombie, Vertigo, Brian Wood, Angst, Brahm Revel's Guerrillas, Steve Lieber and 4CHAN, and much more!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:21am EST

11 O'Clock Comics Episode 131

Faulty Skype connections and fritzy mics can't stop us from talking about stolen copies of Kramers Ergot #7 and Pigeon Press, shelf space, MAD, Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Giant Robot #67 and Matt Furie, Rich Koslowski and J. D. Arnold's BB Wolf and the Three LPs from Top Shelf, Strange Tales 2 #1 and Rafael Grampa, Wolverine, John Sable: Freelance and Ashes of Eden by Mike Grell, old-style lettering, Turok: Son of Stone #1 by Jim Shooter and Eduardo Francisco from Dark Horse, Francis Manapul and the Legion of Super-Heroes, Knight and Squire #1,David Lapham and Kyle Baker's Deadpool MAX, Juan Doe, Sean Murphy, Darwyn Cooke's The Outfit, Grant Morrison, G.I. Joe: Cobra Special #2, Vertigo Crime: A Sickness in the Family by Denise Mina and Antonio Fuso, Howard the Duck and Spider-Man: Back in Quack, Steve Gerber, Die Hard: Year One from Howard Chaykin, Stephen Thompson, and BOOM!, Claws of the Panther and Doomwar, and a whole mess more!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:10am EST

11 O'Clock Comics Episode 130

It's our NYCC rundown featuring Jun Bob Kim, Nathan Fox and Fluorescent Black, Art Thibert and Chrono Mechanics, Gabriel Hardman, Jim Cheung, Pim and Francie's Al Columbia, Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon, Humberto Ramos, Gary Fields and Ren & Stimpy, Mahmud Asrar, Yildiray Cinar, Declan Shalvey, cosplayers, Archia, Top Shelf and AX: Alternative Manga anthology, Erik Larsen, Bergen Street Comics, Geoff Johns and Francis Manapul, Stan Lee, Jeff Lemire, Julian Lytle, Mike Norton and Tom Fowler, Mike Myers, Johnny Ryan's Prison Pit, A1 from Atomeka Press, Brian Pulido and Lady Death, Tricia Helfer, Kitchen Sink's Spirit Jam, Spawn, and a whole mess more!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:05am EST

11 O'Clock Comics Episode 129

NYCC looms large as David poses the question, "What moment in comics took you totally by surprise?" (incorporating Walking Dead, The Death of Jean DeWolff, Identity Crisis, the Teen Titans wedding, Susie's miscarriage, Crisis on Infinite Earths, Amazing Spider-Man, Hellboy, Starlin's Death of Captain Marvel and Dreadstar, Black Adam, Deathstroke and Terra, Kitty Pryde and the "N Word", Milligan and Allred's X-Force, the rape of Astoria in Cerebus, Preacher, Planetary, Squadron Supreme, I Kill Giants, and more). Plus, we find time to talk about the American Alan Moore, Skull Kickers #1, Boundless' Lady Death freebie, The Left Bank Gang from Jason and Fantagraphics, AX: Alternative Manga from Top Shelf, Darwyn Cooke's The Outfit, NYCC, Mort Drucker, the Street Angel short, Buscema's Conan, The Crusades from Image, Kelley Jones' Batman, Top Cow's Artifacts #2, Power Man #2, The Harvey Comics Treasury volume one from Dark Horse, Fred Van Lente, Shadowland, Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom volume one, and a whole mess more!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:23am EST

11 O'Clock Comics Episode 128

The countdown to NYCC begins as we enter into another one of our rare extended discussions focusing on one subject (give or take), in this case Bendis' recent comments on the state of comics journalism. Plus, we've enough time to tackle The Comics Journal, critical response to Blacksad, Ultimate X #3, Brightest Day, Jeffrey Brown (Sulk #1-3 and I Am Going to Be Small), Jim Rugg, Mike Mignola and The Amazing Screw-On Head and Other Curious Oddities from Dark Horse, Daken: Dark Wolverine (Oxymoron?), Namor: the First Mutant, Guarding the Globe from Image, Freedom Fighters, Taskmaster and Fred Van Lente, 7 Billion Needles by Nobuaki Tadano and Vertical, DC's placement of Bob Harras, Mark Waid, and a whole mess more!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:14am EST

11 O'Clock Comics Episode 127

In a rare episode with an honest-to-goodness direction, we wonder aloud which works we would present to that rare beast, the first-time comic book reader (incorporating Wolverine: Enemy of the State and Old Man Logan, Planet Hulk, Frank Miller's Ronin and Sin City, Secret Wars, New Frontier, Marvels, Cuba: My Revolution, Watchmen, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Mark Millar and Ultimates, The Authority, 28 Days Later, Buffy Season 8, John Byrne's Star Trek, Hack/Slash, Joker, The Mask, Bill and Ted's Excellent Comic Book, Bart Simpson's Treehouse of Horror, Thor: The Mighty Avenger, Asterios Polyp, Three Story, Jeffrey Brown, Locke and Key, The Stand and The Dark Tower, Parker, American Splendor, 30 Days of Night, Ashley Wood and Metal Gear Solid, and more)! Plus, we have enough time left over to talk up The Best American Comics of the Year, Not Brand Echh #3 and Jack Kirby, Marie Severin, recent news concerning Wildstorm and Zuda, Parker and Hardman's Hulk #25, NYCC, Wild Pig, The Stuff of Legend, Alpha Flight, Hulk #181, Desert Island's Smoke Signal #6, and even more! Weep not for the goat, for he has served the dark master well...

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:59am EST

Jason returns to the fold as we launch erudite excursions into Incredible Hulks #613, Dark Rain: A New Orleans Story and Cuba: My Revolution from Vertigo, Fear Agent #29, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight, B.P.R.D.: Plague of Frogs and The Dead, Magnus, Robot Fighter from Dark Horse, Paul Gulacy, artists that fall out of favor, Image and Valiant's Deathmate crossover, Rob Liefeld, pruning the pull list and playing the mainstream game, Kurt Busiek and company's Avengers volume three, DC's new/old war titles, and a whole mess more!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:30am EST

11 O'Clock Comics Episode 125

Technical difficulties prevent a West-coast Wooooode from joining us in discussion on The Mighty, our attachment to paper, Cameron Stewart, Frank Miller, Dark Horse Presents #100, Tom Grummett, Trencher, Tim Seeley's Hack/Slash, Vampirella, the EC Archives, Warren Publications, Gil Kane, John Buscema, Pat Broderick, Paul Pope, James Jean, Brave and the Bold, Batman: Under the Red Hood, Astonishing X-Men, David Finch and Brightest Day, Brand New Day, Humberto Ramos, the damage caused by Civil War, House of M, Peter David's X-Factor, JMS' Thor, editorial decisions, Shadowland, Daredevil, Coreyyy S. Lewis' Seedless, and a whole mess more!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:15am EST

11 O'Clock Comics Episode 124

A simple start -- discussing Ike Turner, Batman: The Brave and the Bold Season One, Part One DVD and Bruce Timm's take on the character, THB: Comics from Mars #2 from Paul Pope and AdHouse Books, our preliminary, off-the-cuff picks for the forthcoming 2010 11 O'Closcars (Earth One, Afrodisiac from AdHouse, Batman: Odyssey, The Sixth Gun from Oni Press, Action Comics, Walking Dead, American Vampire, Daytripper, Asylum Press' Fearless Dawn from Steve Mannion, Top Cow's Artifacts and Ron Marz, Fred Van Lente, Greg Pak, First Wave, Solar: Man of the Atom, G.I. Joe: Hearts and Minds, The Amazing Screw-On Head and Other Curious Objects, Wood and Templesmith's Spawn: Hellspawn, Stan Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo, and more...), Magnus: Robot Fighter #1 by Shooter and Reinhold, Image's Nancy in Hell #1 by Juan Jose Ryp and El Torres, The Abominable Charles Christopher, White Wolf's Mage: The Awakening and Michael William Kaluta, Vertigo Crime: Fogtown, Matt Kindt's Revolver, The Alcoholic, Shadowland: Power Man, and Daredevil -- all, like Nancy, goes to hell in a handbasket once the subject of Spider-Man and Batman's rogues galleries is broached. Complete and utter chaos...

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:14am EST

11 O'Clock Comics Episode 123

Jason is back and bettah than evah as he helps us suss out the second volume of the Sam Kieth Sketchbook from IDW, Bill Sienkiewicz, Wizard World Chicago 2010, buying original art, Jim Rugg, The Beats: A Graphic History by Harvey Pekar, Ed Piskor, et al from Novel Graphics and Hill and Wang, Spider-Man: Fever, the Walking Dead trailer from AMC, Scott Pilgrim, Haunt, Science Dog, Guarding the Globe, Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer and Kenneth Roquafort, the David Choe monograph from Chronicle Books, vampires and the X-Men, Jeff Lemire's Superboy, Teen Titans, Mike Mignola, Rick Remender, Hickman's Fantastic Four, and much, much more!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:06am EST

11 O'Clock Comics Episode 122

Tom Katers sits in for a vacationing Wooooode, wringing his trademark blend of wry humor out of topics like Brightest Day, The Smurfs from Peyo and Papercutz, One Piece and Silver Age sensibilities, Paul Grist's The Weird World of Jack Staff, Queen and Country, Dexter, Tom Defalco and Archie: The Man from Riverdale, Simpsons Comics #168 from Bongo, Locke and Key: Welcome to Lovecraft and Keys to the Kingdom from Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez, Showcase: Enemy Ace and Essential Man-Thing volume one, Howard Chaykin, Angelus #1-4 from Top Cow, The Luna Bros' and The Sword, Bakuman volume one from Shonen Jump/Viz Media, The Return of Bruce Wayne, JMS, Kanigher's Wonder Woman, and a whole mess more!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:26am EST

11 O'Clock Comics Episode 121

In this colon-infested commentary, we touch upon Predators, Ken Meyer Jr's awe-inspiring Ink Stains for Comic Attack, CLiNT, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Batgirl Vol. 1: Batgirl Rising, Abe Sapien: The Abyssal Plain #2, Morning Glories #1 from Image, Baltimore: The Plague Ships #1, Fear Agent: Out of Step part one from Dark Horse, Pilot Season: Stellar, The Sixth Gun from Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt from Oni Press, Steve Pugh (with Warren Ellis) and Hotwire: Deep Cut #1 from Radical (with a bit of Legends: The Enchanted for not-so-good measure), Thor, the Mighty Avenger by Chris Samnee and Roger Langridge, Vertigo's Unknown Soldier, Hack/Slash: My First Maniac, Officer Downe from Joe Casey and Chris Burnham, Scarlet #1, The Sword (part the first) from Image, and much, much more!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:11am EST

11 O'Clock Comics Episode 120

Unspeakable horrors come knock, knock, knock-in' at our dimensional door as we talk about Alan Moore, Anthony Johnston, and Jacen Burrows' The Courtyard (by way of the Courtyard Companion and Moore's Neonomicon #1) from Avatar, Walking Dead (No spoilers!), Vertigo's American Vampire, Forrest J. Ackerman and Famous Monsters of Filmland #251 from IDW, Batman: Under the Red Hood, Wonder Woman #601, The Amazing Spider-Girl, expectations of the long-term comic fan, James Robinson, more on Brendan Leach's Pterodactyl Hunters, Artifacts #1, Ron Marz, and the Top Cow universe, Superman/Batman: World's Funnest, Comic Book Guy #1 from Bongo, Eric Powell's Buzzard from Dark Horse, Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom by Shooter and Calero, more Age of Apocalypse, Brightest Day: The Atom and Jeff Lemire, Fractured Fables from Silverline, and much, much more! Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:37am EST

Neseman is out and Scoutmaster Brion "Sal" Salazar steps in to give us the lowdown on Fanboy Scouts and help us recount our favorite announcements from last weekend's San Diego Comic Con, including: Scottie Young and Eric Shanower's OZ, pro Wrestling, the return of Dark Horse Presents to print, Power Man and Iron Fist, IDW's Rocketeer anthology, Frank Frazetta and Painting with Fire, Abnett and Lanning's Rocket Raccoon and Groot miniseries, Strange Tales II, Chloe Sullivan in Action Comics, Smallville, Fantagraphics' reprinting of classic Floyd Gottfredson Mickey Mouse, new Frank Miller 300, Battle Chasers from Image, Batman Inc., Fables #100, Mark Millar's CLiNT, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, CrossGen at Marvel, Marvelman, Roy Thomas and Conan, Fear Agent, David Lapham and Deadpool MAX, Aaron Lopresti and Weird Worlds, Collider Entertainment, the end of Brand New Day, Ultimate Comics Thor, Steve Rogers and Mark Waid, the Green Lantern and Thor movies, Chris Evans as Captain America, the new Man without Fear and Shadowland, Clayton Crain's CARNAGE!, Parker and Hardman on Hulks, the Avengers and Red Hulk, John Byrne and Next Men, Johns Vs. Brubaker, and a whole mess more!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:40am EST

11 O'Clock Comics Episode 118

Rock-solid proof that what goes up must inevitably come down as we wander through Warren Ellis and John Cassaday's mighty Planetary, Hunter S. Thompson, Scott Pilgrim, IT!, the Terror from Beyond Space from IDW's Midnite Movies line, the Absolute and Omnibus format, X-Force: Sex and Violence #1, Brendan C. Leach's Pterodactyl Hunters in the Gilded City, Michael Avon Oeming and Mice Templar, Robert Kirkman's Skybound imprint and AMC's Walking Dead, characters and series that have lost their luster, Vertigo and the miniseries format, listener goodies, and much more!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:20am EST

11 O'Clock Comics Episode 117

Drivin' on holy gasoline! In this alcohol-fueled, three-hour catastrophe, we get all silly and stupid over Dr. Who and Farscape (with a little Lexx thrown in for good measure), Uncanny X-Force and Second Coming, Random Comic Book Countdown: Casanova #1, Mario Bava's Danger: Diabolik!, Pood #1 and Jim Rugg and Brian Maruca's USApe, Neal Adams' Batman: Odyssey #1, Aqualad, I, Zombie, J. H. Williams, R. Crumb's Genesis and Basil Wolverton's Bible stories, Harvey Pekar and American Splendor, Jim Valentino's Normalman, Darkness: Shadows and Flame, Hellboy: Mexico and Richard Corben, Abe Sapien: The Abyssal Plain #1, Sonic the Hedgehog #213, Micah Gunnell and Dellec from Aspen, Adam Warren's Empowered Volume 1, and, in addition to the requisite whole mess more, Chris falls asleep.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:49am EST

We earn our explicit tag with talk on Crossed and transgressive art (Lars Von Trier's Antichrist, XXXombies, Walking Dead, Andres Serrano's Piss Christ, Pontypool, Body Bags and Jason Pearson, Art That Kills by George Petros, Mike Diana, and more), Mr. Monster's Hi-Octane Horror #1 (Michael T. Gilbert, Jerry Grandenetti, Basil Wolverton, and George Evans), Chris Burnham, Wonder Woman #600 again, DC Legacies, Action #890 and Paul Cornell, Sea Bear and Grizzly Shark, Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files 01 and 2000 AD, Banimon, Peter Porker the Spectacular Spider-Ham Volume 1, I, Zombie, Captain Swing and the Electrical Pirates of Cindery Island by Warren Ellis and Raulo Caceres, Alan Moore's Neonomicon, Young Allies #1, Aliens Vs. Predator: Three Worlds War, Micronauts, and a whole mess more!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:18pm EST

11 O'Clock Comics Episode 115

We're four once more as we discuss Torpedo Comics, the Black Lantern drink, X-Men/Teen Titans and JLA/Avengers, Wonder Woman #600 and JMS, No Way Back and Jonah Hex, Splitting Image #2 and Don Simpson, Kenneth Rocafort's Velocity and the Filipino Invasion, the Bronze Age, Steve Gerber, Howard the Duck, and Underground comics, more on comic tattoos, Michael T. Gilbert, Stephen Platt, Bryan Lee O'Malley's Scott Pilgrim, the (Vince) Colletta letta, Fall of the Hulks, the Curse of the Mutants Saga, listener email, Comicopia, and a whole lot more!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:17am EST

11 O'Clock Comics Episode 114

Woooode's nowhere to be found and audio problems abound, but it's not enough to stop us from talking about Duncan the Wonder Dog Volume 1: Show One from Adam Hines and AdHouse, Asylum Press' Zombie Terrors and EEEK! Volume 1 collections, Dynamite's Vampirella Archives Volume One, The Weird World of Eerie Publications, Creepy #3, Spawn: Origins Volume 1, Bulletproof Coffin #1 by Hine and Kane, '90s Image, DC's digital comics, Fringe: Tales from the Fringe #1 out of Wildstorm, BOOM!'s 28 Days Later, Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, the Jonah Hex movie, New Avengers #1, Shield #2, Brightest Day, Fraction and company's Thor: Ages of Thunder, Amazing Spider-Man: SHED, and sooooo much more!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:33am EST

11 O'Clock Comics Episode 113

Chris "New Leaf" Neseman returns just in time to join us in spoiler-free talk about David Lapham's Stray Bullets, Jason and Gerry Conway, Desert Island and Smoke Signal #4, the Invincible Ultimate Collection volume five, Paul Pelletier and Incredible Hulk #610, Milestone Forever, Frank Miller's Dark Knight and Ronin, Brubaker's Captain America: Reborn and The Marvels Project, Stuart Immonen and New Avengers #1, Creepy #3 from Dark Horse, Omaha, the Cat Dancer and Blacksad, First Wave #2, Fantastic Four, Brandon Graham's King City from Image Comics and Tokyopop, John Arcudi and Peter Snejbjerg's A God Somewhere from Wildstorm, Unknown Soldier, Michael Turner, Black Comix, and a whole mess more!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:51am EST

11 O'Clock Comics Episode 112

Chris plays hooky yet again, so we double-time it with a rousing roster of comic talk, featuring the last word on Jim Rugg's Rambo 3.5, Dan Clowes' Wilson from Drawn & Quarterly, a Cartoonist Profile on Mike Zeck, Secret Wars, the Mortal Kombat short, Joe the Barbarian #4 and #5 and Sean Murphy, Spider-Man: Fever, the Act-I-Vate Primer, Pilot Season: Stealth from Top Cow, Milestone Forever, Captain America/Black Panther: Flags of Our Fathers, Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors from Udon and Capcom, Green Lantern: Willworld and Seth Fisher, Marvel U.K. Magazine, Skaar: Son of Hulk, 120 Days of Simon from Simon Gardenfors and Top Shelf, Avengers Forever, Nemesis #2 by Millar and McNiven, and a whole steamin' pile more!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:46am EST

11 O'Clock Comics Episode 111

We prove we're more than capable of cooking up a well-balanced comic book meal as we talk about Michael Deforge's LOSE from Koyama Press, a clarification on Adams and Maroto's Zero Patrol, Zack Kruse's Mystery Solved and Big Jim Miller, Avengers #1, Legion #1, Secret Avengers #1, Thunderbolts #144, Fraction's Iron Man, The Return of Bruce Wayne #1 and #2 and Morrison's Batman and Robin, Doop, David's thrift store escapades, Age of Apocalypse, Astro City #1/2, Cable: Blood and Metal, Todd McFarlane and company's Spawn #1-25 and Image comics from the same period, Jim Valentino's Shadowhawk Chronicles, more on Jim Rugg's Rambo 3.5, Hellboy in Mexico, Richard Corben, and the Hellboy films, Scott Pilgrim Volume One, James Kochalka's Superf*ckers, Avengers Prime #1, and a whole lot more!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:34am EST

11 O'Clock Comics Episode 110

Chris is back to fill our ears with tales of the Summit City Comic Con, leaving us enough time left over to talk about Jeffrey Brown's Process Packets, FCBD 2010: The Stuff of Legend, Green Hornet, War of the Supermen #0, Doctor Solar/Magnus, Robot Fighter and G.I. Joe #155 1/2, G.I. Joe: Hearts and Minds #1 and Klaus Scherwinski's Origins #15 featuring Snow Job, Girl Comics #1 and Marvel themed months, Urasawa's Pluto, 28 Days Later and 7 Psychopaths from BOOM!, Jim Rugg's One Model Nation and Rambo 3.5, Zero Squad from Continuity Comics, IDW's Mystery Society, LOST (*sniff*), Atlas #1, and a whole mess more (including two stranger-than-usual Hotline calls)!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:36am EST

11 O'Clock Comics Episode 109

Chris Samnee steps in to talk to us about Thor: The Mighty Avenger (Two issues in July!), The Age of Heroes, Siege: Embedded, Capote in Kansas, Avengers Day, Iron Man 2, Area 10, original art and commissions, Jersey Gods from Image, X-Factor Forever, The 6th Gun, Paul Pope's 100%, Siege and Siege: Fallen Sun, the Gold Key adaptation of the Beatles' Yellow Submarine, New Avengers: Finale, Bobgar "Slurmo" Ornelas' solo title B-One: Comics for Broken Hearts and Apocalypse...Meh with Jonathan "Homicidal Drummer" Westhoff, Patrick Scullin's Super Siblings, and a whole lot more!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:58am EST

11 O'Clock Comics Episode 108

Chris takes a breather, affording us ample opportunity for spoiler-free discussion on Siege #4, Alan Davis and the Marvels Project, Hulk #22 and Incredible Hulk #209, Ed McGuinness, The Return of Bruce Wayne #1 by Grant Morrison and Chris Sprouse, Dash Shaw's Bodyworld from Pantheon, The Black Terror and the Champions RPG, more distaste for the cut 'n' paste, Frank Frazetta, the Stumptown Festival: Bear Fight from Banner Year Press and Boilerplate: History's Mechanical Marvel by Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett from Abrams Image, Batman & Robin, the Superman titles, Daredevil's crap-ass ninja skills, the Punisher and Shadowland, One Piece, video games, Julian Lytle's ANTS, and a whole lot more! Plus, at the top of the second hour, we're joined by a very special guest to help us wade through this mess! Vootie!

Direct download: 11_OClock_Episode_108.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:39am EST

11 O'Clock Comics Episode 107

Our comics cup runneth way, way over as we delve into Free Comic Book Day 2010, Ben 10 and Generator Rex, Artifacts #0 from Top Cow, The 6th Gun #1 by Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt from Oni Press, Marvel's Thor/Iron Man offering, Archie Summer Splash, Zorro: The Complete Classic Adventures by the legendary Alex Toth, a battalion of IDW G.I. Joe books (Cobra I and II, A Real American Hero #155 1/2, the flagship Joe #9-17, and the amazing Robert Atkins), Sonic the Hedgehog, Amazing Spider-Man #630 and bombastic Chris Bachalo, Rob Liefeld, Mike and Laura Allred and I, Zombie from Vertigo, Terry Moore's Echo, the Blackest Night Director's Cut, West Coast Blues and Jacques Tardi from Fantagraphics, Chris Burnham, Tony Harris and Twitter, and gobs of gushing praise (at least from one of us) for Kirkman, Ottley, McFarlane, and Capullo's Haunt! Plus, the requisite listener voicemails and a few emails, too!

Direct download: 11_OClock_Episode_107.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:09am EST

11 O'Clock Comics Episode 106

Chris blinks in and out and back in again amidst talk on the Muppets and Fraggle Rock, Jim Rugg, Hi Fructose volume 15 with James Jean and Al Columbia, Grant Morrison and Mukesh Singh's 18 Days OGN from Dynamite, Shadowlands, the Avengers titles, Chris Samnee and Thor: Mighty Avenger, Casanova Max, a reaction to a listener voicemail (I know, right?!?), I, Zombie, Comic Book Artist #15, the Hernandez Brothers, Alex Toth and Spielberg's 1941, convention oversaturation, Alex Ross, Phil Hester and Jonathan Lau's Black Terror #5-9, X-Men: Hope, Fantomex, Brightest Day #1, RASL, Echo, and a whole mess more!

Direct download: 11_OClock_Episode_106.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:57am EST

11 O'Clock Comics Episode 105

It's our Giant-Size C2E2 (See Dos Eee Dos) wrap-up episode, featuring tales of Doug Mahnke, Jerry "The King" Lawler, Tom Fowler, Mike Perkins, Mike Norton, crazy Chicago cabbies, Phil Hester and Andy Parks, Ryan Stegman (and the Sif one-shot), Hilary Barta, Will Pfeifer, Fred Van Lente, Ryan Dunlavey, and Action Philosophers!, Jim Heffron, Brian Stringer and our tattoos, Larry Marder and Beanworld, Jeremy Haun, Andy Jewett and Jon Kulczar, Lance Kizer and Steve Bryant, con-centric listener email from John Wimmer, Harold's Chicken Shack, Mark Texeira, Vince's DC pick of the week, and a much, much more!

Direct download: 11_OClock_Episode_105.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:13am EST

11 O'Clock Comics Episode 104

BLACKEST NIGHT, BLACKEST NIGHT, and a little more BLACKEST NIGHT, as Chris and Wood finally step up and talk about the miniseries I've been BEGGING them to cover, with a little bit of time left over for investigations into Ultimate X #2 by Jeph Loeb and Art Adams, the Punisher Max: Butterfly one-shot, Dave Wachter and the Guns of Shadow Valley, Zak Smith's Gravity's Rainbow Illustrated (Pictures Showing What Happens on Each Page of Thomas Pynchon's Novel Gravity's Rainbow), Hard-Boiled by Miller and Darrow, Hulked-Out Heroes, and a whole lot more!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:06pm EST

11 O'Clock Comics Episode 103

Carefully-laid plans go awry and reams of notes are thrown out the window as we change course to discuss Cable #25, S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 by Jonathan Hickman and Dustin Weaver, Hickman vs. Johns, the Apple iPad, art and audience, plus, in the second half, we're joined by sizzlin' Steve Bryant, who drops by to lay down some science on Athena Voltaire and the Kickstart program, William Stout, Dave Stevens, and the aborted Godzilla 3D film, Mark Schultz, C2E2, Guy Davis, and, as usual, a whole mess more!

Direct download: 11_OClock_Episode_103.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:24am EST

11 O'Clock Comics Episode 102

After Chris renders us both crosseyed and painless by taking about a number of Marvel titles in a positive light, we traipse all over the place, batting it back and forth on the CGS Supershow, Gabriel Hardman, Chris' convention philosophy, Dave Wachter and Andy Jewett, Skottie Young and OZ, Wolverine: Weapon X #11, Love and Rockets: Heartbreak Soup and Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez, X-Factor Forever #1, Hercules: Fall of an Avenger, Captain America: Reborn, Eiichiro Oda's One Piece: East Blue, Teenagers from Mars, Wu-Massacre and Chris Bachalo, MoCCA 2010, Fantastic Four #577, ROM, How to Train a Dragon, and a whole lot more!

Direct download: 11_OClock_Episode_102.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:24am EST

11 O'Clock Comics Episode 101

We return to the stuff that passes for normal 'round these parts, merrily mixing it up on G.I. Joe Origins #11 and #12, Marvel Preview #21 and the Marvel Magazine and Essential formats, Madame Xanadu Volume 2: Exodus Noir from Matt Wagner, Michael Kaluta, and Dave Stewart, Fables, Liberty Comics #1 and #2, Incredible Hercules #141, Agents of Atlas, Gorilla Man and the Avengers, Miracle/Marvelman and the Sentry, Mysterious the Unfathomable TPB, Larry Marder's Beanworld Volume 2: A Gift Comes!, Mesmo Delivery Service and Hard Boiled, comic-themed tattoos, the Marvels Project #7 and Steve Epting, and a whole mess more!

Direct download: 11_OClock_Episode_101.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:53am EST

11 O'Clock Comics Episode 100

The 11 O'Clock Chat Room is ablaze with activity as forum members help us celebrate 100 episodes of insanity, flinging questions at us while we talk about Siege #3, Powers #3, curses vs. prayers, Deadwood, Northwest Passage from ONI, Tom Fowler (buy the Mysterious the Unfathomable TPB), Survivors, Dick Tracy, the Longbox beta, Incredible Hulk #208 and Hulk #21, Jeff Loeb, Marvel vs. DC continuity, our 2nd favorite writers, Alan Moore vs. Grant Morrison, Christopher Priest, C2E2, Steve Gerber, Stan Lee, First Wave #1, Batman, The Ultimate Guide to G.I. Joe, TMNT, Newave: The Underground Mini Comix of the 1980s from Fantagraphics, our obsession with collectibles, the price of comics, podcast regrets, 100 and Stray Bullets, JMS and Babylon 5, listener email, and much, much more!

Direct download: 11_OClock_Episode_100.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:22am EST

11 O'Clock Comics Episode 99

Lawd have mercy! David A. Price is far more chatty than usual this time around, drivin' the 11 O'Clock bus hard and fast through subjects like Jim Rugg, the Challengers/Chicago Comics Strange Tales event (featuring Michael Kupperman, Becky Cloonan, Jeffrey Brown, and Paul Hornschemeier), Web of Spider-Man #6 and the awesomeness that is Xurxo G. "Laseraw" Penalta, Lucas Testro and the Street Angel short film, Jack of Fables and the Great Fables Crossover, Cinderella: From Fabletown with Love, Stumptown, The Brave and the Bold: Milestone, buying titles out of habit, Black Dynamite, more Crisis on Two Earths, Emerald City and tips for first-time conventioneers, Dark Horse's Scatterbrain anthology, Adam Warren's Empowered, and much more good stuff!

Direct download: 11_OClock_Episode_099.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:29am EST

11 O'Clock Comics Episode 98

This episode: Chris reads Pluto! Plus, we find time to talk about Tales Designed to Thrizzle, Sweet Tooth, Afrodisiac and Street Angel, Matt Fraction and Invincible Iron Man #24, The 198, Marvel Masterworks: X-Men Volume Six, the Sam Kieth Sketchbook Vol. 1 from IDW, Highbrow Vs. Lowbrow art, Winter World, dystopian films, more Doctor Who, Douglas Adams, Osamu Tezuka's Apollo's Song, Catwoman: Selina's Big Score by Darwyn Cooke, First Wave, Blackest Night #7 and Alex Sinclair, Loeb and Cho's Ultimates and the Ultimate universe, Dynamite's Green Hornet and the Kato miniseries, Deadpool, and a whole mess more!

Direct download: 11_OClock_Episode_098.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:41am EST

11 O'Clock Comics Episode 97

I AM THE DRAGON PUNCHER! We are more scattershot than usual in our discussion on Eaglesham and Hickman's Fantastic Four #576, Nimrod, X-Factor, Hank Pym (the Scientist Supreme, just ask him) Cable, Iron Fist, Larry Marder's Beanworld, James Kochalka's Monkey Vs. Robot from Top Shelf, ultra-detailed versus economical graphic styles and their impact on the perception of the viewer, Scud the Disposable Assassin and Julian Lytle's Antz, Regina piles, School: A Ghost Story by Brian Defferding, The Storm in the Barn, James Stokoe's Orc Stain #1 for Image, Mark Waid's Irredeemable and Incorruptible, Siege sales and event books, and much more!

Direct download: 11_OClock_Episode_097.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:56am EST

11 O'Clock Comics Episode 96

By Odin's one good eye, we are all over the place this episode, twisting and turning through tangents on Cadence Comic Art, Pluto from Naoki Urasawa, Takashi Nagasaki, and Macoto Tezka (inspired by the Astro Boy work of the great god Osamu Tezuka) from Viz, 100 Bullets, when classics fail to click (by way of Box Office Poison, Local, Blankets, Starman, Walking Dead, Y the Last Man, Strangers in Paradise, and others), McSweeney's Quarterly Concern #33, Human Target, Doctor Who, Night Business and Gangsta Rap Posse from American Traditional Comics, Kick-Ass, John Romita Jr, LOST, curling (?), and much, much more!

Direct download: 11_OClock_Episode_096.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:10am EST

11 O'Clock Comics Episode 95

iFanboy's Ron Richards joins the fray, coaxing us through conversation on X-Men and X-Factor Forever, Chris Claremont, Alan Moore and his Neonomicon Hornbook with Jacen Burrows, Nazi Knife Volume Six and PictureBox, Brubaker's Secret Avengers, Jonathan Hickman, Witzend #3 and Wally Wood, Steve Ditko's Mr. A, IDW's Torpedo by Jordi Bernet, Twitter, The Definitive Queen and Country Volume 1, Dash Shaw's The Unclothed Man in the 35th Century AD from Fantagraphics, Loeb and Adams' Ultimate X and the Ultimate universe, Pixie Strikes Back, Top Cow's Pilot Season series and Robert Kirkman, Kenneth Rocafort, and much more!

Direct download: 11_OClock_Episode_095.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:45am EST

11 O'Clock Comics Episode 94

Come with us to the mean streets of Wilkesborough as we sing some sweet, baadasssss songs about Steve Ditko, Watchmen 2 and the possibilities of new stories set in Moore and Gibbons' universe, Parade with Fireworks from Shadowline, Jim Valentino, Siege #2 and the Sentry, Avengers (the forthcoming Avengers #1 by Bendis and John Romita JR, Dan Slott, and more), the Planet Hulk DVD and Fox's Human Target, Back Issue magazine, Ed Hannigan: Covered, Gene Colan, and Jim Rugg and Brian Maruca's phenomenal AFRODISIAC from Adhouse Books!

Direct download: 11_OClock_Episode_094.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:06am EST

11 O'Clock Comics Episode 93

Hoo, boy... The 11 O'Clock Comic train started off down the right track -- we chugged through topics like Top Shelf, the Apple iPad and our hopes and fears for the device and its impact on the comic book industry, more on Jon O's Mera and the emotional quotient to mark making, Fantastic Four #575, Remender's Punisher, The Chill and Area 10 from Vertigo Crime, Phil Hester's The Darkness from Top Cow, more Fables and Jack of Fables, Captain America, Fall of the Hulks (Alpha, Gamma, Incredible, Hulk, and Red, with a little Hulk: Winter Guard and What If? World War Hulk thrown in for good measure) -- but it all quickly runs off the rails as we begin our goodbyes when someone mentions the Deadpool variant for Siege #3, resulting in an additional twenty-some minutes of flat-out drunken CHAOS!

Direct download: 11_OClock_Episode_093.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:55am EST

11 O'Clock Comics Episode 92 As the dust settles on the 11 O'Closcars, we return to our usual streamlined, no-frills comics reportage (That's a joke, son.), throwing down hot 'n' heavy on Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth #7, listener email, The Escapist(s), Neil Gaiman, Joe the Barbarian #1 by Grant Morrison and the disgustingly talented Sean Murphy, Siege #1 and Siege: Embedded #1, Captain America #602, Avengers Vs. Agents of Atlas #1, the mysteries of the Spider-Man 2010 promo image, Walking Dead (no spoilers), Fables, Ex Machina, LOST, Jerks in Space by John_K, Mera from Jon O., JMS' The Brave and the Bold, Superman: Secret Origin, and much, much more!
Direct download: 11_OClock_Episode_092.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:10am EST

11 O'Clock Comics Episode 91 Jason leads the charge in this giant-size, 3.5-hour monster episode tallying the winners of the 11 O'Closcars, the comic industry's best of 2009 according to the members of the 11 O'Clock Comics forum and the four fools behind the microphones.
Direct download: 11_OClock_Episode_091.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:16am EST

11 O'Clock Comics Hotline Special 1 Crawling through the wreckage of the backlog of 11 O'Clock Comics Hotline messages!
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:40pm EST

11 O'Clock Comics Episode 90 Second verse, same as the first: we ramble, rumble, tickle, and tumble over topics such as Sam Raimi's Drag Me to Hell, Jason and Chris' Collectible Capers (by way of Eaglemoss and HeroClix), more holiday gifts, Emperor Doom and other Marvel Graphic Novels, Comics Journal #300, Batman Confidential #40 by Sam Kieth, reading versus looking, Jacques Tardi's West Coast Blues from Fantagraphics, Ellis and Jimenez's Astonishing X-Men, a stinkeroo called Siege #1, S.W.O.R.D., and a whole mess more!
Direct download: 11_OClock_Episode_090.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:46am EST

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