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A weekly comic book podcast reviewing all the latest issues from DC, Marvel, Image, Archie, Dark Horse and more. Hosted by Andrew Levins and Siobhan Coombs for Kings Comics in Sydney.

A weekly comic book podcast reviewing all the latest issues from DC, Marvel, Image, Archie, Dark Horse and more. Hosted by Andrew Levins and Siobhan Coombs for Kings Comics in Sydney.
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A weekly comic book podcast reviewing all the latest issues from DC, Marvel, Image, Archie, Dark Horse and more. Hosted by Andrew Levins and Siobhan Coombs for Kings Comics in Sydney.

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English


Episodes

Episode 148: The End Of All Things

7/7/2019
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Levins reviews the final issues of The Walking Dead, The War Of The Realms, The Wild Storm and The Silencer, plus a few more new comics! Comics reviewed in this episode: The Walking Dead #193 The War Of The Realms #6 Thor #14 The Avengers #20 The Wild Storm #24 The Silencer #18 Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me My Hero Academia SUPPORT US ON PATREON FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK JOIN THE SERIOUS ISSUES FACEBOOK GROUP FOLLOW US ON TWITTER TWITTER: LEVINS / SIOBHAN INSTAGRAM: LEVINS...

Duration:00:41:03

Episode 147: Now Who's Pregnant

6/17/2019
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Siobhan's about to have another baby but that baby can't be delivered until she reviews the last month of comics from DC, Marvel, Image and more! Comics reviewed in this issue: First Things First Silver Surfer Black #1 Event Leviathan #1 The Ride: Burning Desire #1 Clue: Candlestick #1 Jughead's Time Police #1 DC The Wild Storm #1 Doomsday Clock #10 Green Lantern #8 The Silencer #17 Naomi #5 Wonder Twins #5 DCeased #2 Marvel War Of The Realms #5 Thor #13 Giant-Man...

Duration:01:37:47

Episode 146_ What If Doctor Strange Was A Bunch Of Dogs_

5/21/2019
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Levins and Siobhan are back for a massive look back at all the comics that came out in the last month, including the highly anticipated Five Years crossover book by Terry Moore! Comics reviewed in this episode: Five Years #1 Thanos #1 Savage Avengers #1 DCeased #1 Year of the Villain #1 Batman and the Outsiders #1 Ascender #1 Beasts of Burden: The Presence of Others #1 Excellence #1 Gogor #1 Ghost Tree #1 Spencer & Locke 2 #1 Eve Stranger #1 The Green Lantern #7 The Wild...

Duration:01:38:41

Episode 145: Backpak

4/18/2019
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After 7 weeks off we've forgotten how to do everything. Mainly we forgot how to write up all the comics we talked about in this episode. And by we I mean Levins. Also by forgot I mean I just didn't feel like doing it ok? So up the top you've got First Things First, then we do some DC books, then Marvel and oh yeah I forgot to read my Image comics for seven weeks so don't expect much from that section. You know what we haven't forgotten though? How to make more dick jokes than any other...

Duration:01:33:59

Episode 144: Goldballs On The Brain

2/27/2019
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We're back with reviews of a billion comics and some wild news! Comics reviewed in this episode: First Things First Naomi #1 Wonder Twins #1 Female Furies #1 Love Romances #1 Crypt of Shadows #1 Gunhawks #1 Daredevil #1 Guardians of the Galaxy #1 Wolverine Infinity Watch #1 Avengers No Road Home #1 Savage Sword of Conan #1 Oliver #1 High Level #1 Inclusion #1 G.I. Joe Sierra Muerte #1 The Spider King: Frostbite #1 Barbarella/Dejah Thoris #1 Image Die! Die! Die! #7 The...

Duration:02:20:34

Episode 143: I Think You're Wrong And Dumb

1/21/2019
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Our first episode of 2019 is also our longest episode ever! Sit back and enjoy 2 hours and 38 minutes of comic reviews, plus find out who were the winners in our 2018 Serious Issues Awards AND we drop the bombshell that Serious Issues is gonna be weekly again (with an enormous asterisk)! The 2018 Serious Issues Awards winners (3:08) Serious Minute: One Piece (28:26) First Things First (34:26) Criminal #1 Young Justice #1 Captain Marvel #1 Invaders #1 Miles Morales: Spider-Man...

Duration:02:37:58

Episode 142: Ongoing

12/19/2018
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After a short break we are back to review 68 issues of comics! I know right, why couldn’t we have read just one more? Oh well, there’s always next month. Vote for the best comics and comic creators of 2018 in the Serious Issues Awards: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NV7ZBGY First Things First Die #1 Self Made #1 Outer Darkness #1 The Best Defense: Namor #1 The Best Defense: The Immortal Hulk #1 The Best Defense: Silver Surfer #1 Winter Soldier #1 Riri Williams: Ironheart #1 The...

Duration:01:44:41

Episode 141: Interview with Chris Neill

12/3/2018
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This week Levins and Siobhan speak with Chris Neill, the Sydney based writer and editor behind the self published music comics anthology series Meet Me In The Pit! SUPPORT US ON PATREON FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK JOIN THE SERIOUS ISSUES FACEBOOK GROUP FOLLOW US ON TWITTER TWITTER: LEVINS / SIOBHAN INSTAGRAM: LEVINS / SIOBHAN – Serious Issues is a comic book review podcast, hosted by Andrew Levins and Siobhan Coombs at Kings Comics in Sydney. Find every comic we review on the show at...

Duration:00:46:31

Episode 140: Interview with Mat Groom

11/29/2018
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Mat Groom is the writer of Self/Made, a new comic book series coming to Image in December. He’s also one of the hosts of Ranger Danger: A Power Rangers Podcast and this week he’s our very special guest! Find out more about Self/Made here: https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/self-made-1 SUPPORT US ON PATREON FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK JOIN THE SERIOUS ISSUES FACEBOOK GROUP FOLLOW US ON TWITTER TWITTER: LEVINS / SIOBHAN INSTAGRAM: LEVINS / SIOBHAN – Serious Issues is a comic book...

Duration:00:33:22

Episode 139: Thortnite

11/19/2018
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Big news, friends! This is gonna be the last weekly Serious Issues episode! Find out why (and what we're gonna do instead) by listening. Thanks so much for your support this far and we hope you'll stay with us! Comics reviewed in this episode: First Things First (5:30) The Terrible Elisabeth Dumn Against the Devils in Suits #1 Bitter Root #1 Uncanny X-Men #1 Infinity Wars #1 Captain Marvel Prelude #1 Electric Warriors #1 God Of War #1 Bloodshot: Rising Spirit #1 Rugrats: C Is For...

Duration:01:20:11

Episode 138: Too Much Shakespeare

11/12/2018
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The Grant Morrison/Liam Sharp Green Lantern comic from Siobhan’s dreams has finally arrived, can it live up to the hype?! Comics reviewed in this episode: First Things First (1:36) Green Lantern #1 Marvel Knights #1 Star Wars: Han Solo Imperial Cadet #1 Outer Darkness #1 Auntie Agatha’s Home For Wayward Rabbits #1 The Wicked + The Divine: The Funnies #1 James Bond 007 #1 The Whispering Dark #1 The Empty Man #1 Image (27:24) Dead Rabbit #2 Farmhand #5 Crowded #4 Redlands...

Duration:01:27:36

Episode 137: Netflix Ruins Comics

11/5/2018
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In the final week of Halloween specials, DC gave us the scariest comics of all: another round of Hanna Barbera meets DC crossover comics! We somehow survived this onslaught of horror plus read new issues of Fence, Ice Cream Man, Man-Eaters, Doom Patrol and more. Plus! In this week’s post-show, Levins talks about reading Jeff Smith’s Bone for the first time and Siobhan has been reading a book without pictures in it: Slade House by David Mitchell. Listen to the post-shows by supporting us at...

Duration:01:23:02

Bonus Episode: Halloween Special (with Andrew Constant)

10/31/2018
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Happy halloween, shitheads! We celebrate by going through our favourite spooky comics with Andrew Constant, whose DC mini-series The Demon: Hell Is Earth is released in trade this week! If you live in Sydney come get your copy signed by Andrew at Kings Comics! Details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/530456457365543/ SUPPORT US ON PATREON FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK JOIN THE SERIOUS ISSUES FACEBOOK GROUP FOLLOW US ON TWITTER TWITTER: LEVINS / SIOBHAN INSTAGRAM: LEVINS /...

Duration:00:33:17

Episode 136: Blade Scrubber (with Nick Mason)

10/29/2018
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It’s an extra special MEGA EPISODE where The Weekly Planet’s own Nick Mason joins Levins to discuss brand new issues of Spider-Gwen, Books of Magic, Black Panther vs Deadpool, Judge Dredd and more. Levins is then immediately teleported to Kings Comics in Sydney to finish the rest of this week’s new comics with Siobhan! If this isn’t enough Serious Issues for you, be sure to hear the Patreon exclusive post-show, featuring Levins and Siobhan review graphic novels including Luisa: Now And...

Duration:01:41:14

Episode 135: It's A Lemiracle

10/22/2018
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Did you know that on top of reviewing between 30 - 50 new issues of comics each week, we review 4 new trades or graphic novels in a new weekly Patreon exclusive post-show? This week we reviewed My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies, the latest novella by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, Volume 2 of Gengoroh Tagame’s manga My Brother’s Husband and two graphic novels by Norwegian cartoonist Jason! Hear our weekly post-show by supporting us on Patreon:...

Duration:01:34:05

Episode 134: Wolverine Wears Pretty Tight Pants

10/15/2018
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All of last week’s incredible comics, read and reviewed PLUS we announce something super cool for all our Patrons - a weekly post-show in which we review some recent trades and older comics we’ve been reading lately! This week we review My Boyfriend The Bear, Concrete, The Pervert and more! Get a weekly bonus dose of Levins and Shinbone by supporting us on Patreon: http://patreon.com/seriousissuespodcast Comics reviewed in this episode: First Things First (3:55) Murder Falcon #1 Cursed...

Duration:01:22:44

Episode 133: An Old Octopus In A Young Spider's Body

10/10/2018
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Two days late is still fashionably late right? Comics reviewed in this episode: First Things First (2:05) Shatterstar #1 Sleepwalker #1 X-Men Black: Magneto #1 Typhoid Fever: Spider-Man #1 The Superior Octopus #1 What If? Flash Thompson Became Spider-Man #1 What If? The X-Men #1 The Batman/The Maxx: Arkham Dreams #1 Wonder Woman/Justice League Dark: The Witching Hour #1 Dead Rabbit #1 Blackbird #1 Errand Boys #1 Jook Joint #1 These Savage Shores #1 The Umbrella Academy...

Duration:01:26:38

132: Bend It Like Bendis

10/2/2018
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Sorry we're late! It was a public holiday (just don't ask Levins what the holiday was for) which meant we got an extra day to read all of these extra comics! Comics reviewed in this episode: First Things First (2:10) Man Eaters #1 The Wicked + The Divine 1373AD #1 Heroes In Crisis #1 Justice League Odyssey #1 Infinity Warps: Iron Hammer #1 Spider-Geddon #0 Domino Annual #1 Harbinger Wars 2: Aftermath #1 Faith: Dreamside #1 Gamma #1 Fearscape #1 Friendo #1 High Heaven #1 Image...

Duration:01:19:12

Episode 131: Batawang

9/24/2018
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It’s the episode we’ve been training for since we started this podcast. The ultimate dongwatch is here: Batman’s. Comics reviewed in this episode: First Things First Batman Damned #1 Return Of Wolverine #1 Soldier Supreme #1 Captain America Annual #1 The Amazing Spider-man #1 Dick Tracy: Dead Or Alive #1 Burnouts #1 Impossible Incorporated #1 Patience! Conviction! Revenge! #1 Olivia Twist #1 Marvel (32:24) The Avengers #8 West Coast Avengers #2 Mr & Mrs X #3 Venom #6 Thor...

Duration:01:32:24

Episode 130: Monday Afternoon Live

9/17/2018
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Kings Comics has moved to a new location (403 George St Sydney!) and we decided to record this week’s episode in the middle of the store, surrounded by customers! Comics reviewed in this episode: First Things First (3:38) Cemetery Beach #1 MCMLXXV #1 Iceman #1 Journey Into Mystery: The Birth of Krakoa #1 House of Whispers #1 Archie 1941 #1 Low Road West #1 Moth & Whisper #1 Welcome to Wanderland #1 The Wrong Earth #1 Image (39:24) Head Lopper #9 The New World #3 Sleepless...

Duration:01:51:43