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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.




Episode 126: Does Iron Man Have A Taint Thruster?

An incredibly sick Siobhan joins a perfectly healthy Levins to review all the comics that came out last week! Comics reviewed in this episode: First Things First (3:40) Pearl #1 Crowded #1 Edge of Spidergeddon #1 Extermination #1 Star Wars: Beckett #1 The Terminator: Sector War #1 Volition #1 Image (29:04) Ice Cream Man #6 Skyward #5 The Wicked + The Divine #38 Gideon Falls #6 Flavor #4 The Weather Man #3 Manifest Destiny #36 Analog #5 Proxima Centauri #3 Marvel...


Episode 125: Siobhan's A Furry Now

This week we say GOODBYE to Maestros, Eternal Empire, Eternity Girl and Bloodshot Salvation and WELCOME BACK to Fantastic Four and The Sandman! Comics reviewed in this episode: First Things First (2:05) Fantastic Four #1 The Sandman Universe #1 Black Badge #1 Hot Lunch Special #1 Marvel (23:00) The Amazing Spider-Man #3 Hunt For Wolverine: The Adamantium Agenda #4 Domino #5 The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #35 Star Wars: Darth Vader #19 Image (34:37) Maestros #7 Eternal Empire...


Episode 124: Sentient Flag Or Superpower?

A smaller than usual week meant we were able to record TWO PODCASTS this week, including this very episode you’re about to listen to PLUS a spolier-riffic bonus episode all about SAGA by Fiona Staples and Brian K. Vaughan which you can hear over on our Patreon page: Comics reviewed in this episode: First Things First (4:00) Infinity Wars #1 Adventures of the Super Sons #1 Leviathan #1 The Seeds #1 Project Superpowers #1 Image (21:22) Paper...


Episode 123: The New World Burp

What a week! The New World! Mr and Mrs X! Justice League Dark! The final Descender! The final Saga for a while! We’re actually going to record an all Saga spoiler episode next week and we want you to contribute! Head over to our Facebook group or Patreon page to find out how! Comics reviewed in this episode: First Things First (4:35) The New World #1 DC’s Beach Blanket Bad Guys Summer Special #1 Justice League Dark #1 Mr & Mrs X #1 Infinity Wars Prime #1 X-Men Grand Design #1 Bone...


Episode 122: Batman vs The Urinal

Your favourite comic loving dorks are a little late this week because we spent two extra days packing all kinds of extra awesomeness into this episode! Just kidding, one of us spent the weekend in a cold, dark tent and the other spent it throwing up. Find out who did what in our 122nd episode! Comics reviewed in this episode: First Things First The Life of Captain Marvel #1 Marvel Superhero Adventures: Ms. Marvel and the Teleporting Dog #1 Injustice vs Masters of the Universe #1 Teen...


Episode 121: Utility Closet

Dog and Bone are BACK with another extremely large handful of comic book reviews including their thoughts on the new Superman, Spidey and X-23 comics! Comics reviewed in this episode: First Things First (0:51) Die! Die! Die! #1 Farmhand #1 Outpost Zero #1 The Amazing Spider-Man #1 X-23 #1 Superman #1 She Could Fly #1 Incredibles 2 #1 Ruinworld #1 Transformers: Unicron #1 Conco and the Fudge #1 DC (38:53) Detective Comics #984 Plastic Man #2 Michael Cray #9 Eternity Girl...


Episode 120: Bendis Comes But Batman Doesn't

It’s all been building up to this point! 120 episodes of Serious Issues have been leading to this one massive moment: Siobhan reviewing Batman #50. Sure we review a few other comics too, but lets be honest, that’s the only reason you’re listening. Listen to our half hour long KILL OR BE KILLED spoilercast at Comics reviewed in this episode: First Things First (1:20) Captain America #1 Death of Inhumans #1 Cosmic Ghost Rider #1 Marvel Rising:...


Episode 119: Itchy Buttons

THE MOST FIENDISH DUO IN PODCASTING LEAVE THE KIDS AT HOME SO THEY CAN TALK ABOUT DONGS AND RASHES (THOSE THINGS ARE NOT LINKED WE SWEAR) PLUS COMICS I GUESS WOO Listen to our half hour long KILL OR BE KILLED spoilercast at First Things First (3:45) The Sentry #1 Multiple Man #1 Wakanda Forever/Amazing Spider-Man #1 Marvel Superhero Adventures: Webs and Arrows and Ants, Oh My! #1 Batman: Prelude to the Wedding: Harley Quinn vs The Joker...


Episode 118: The Wedding Episode

Kitty Pride and Colossus. Batman and Catwoman. Siobhan and Cajun accents. Levins and Irish folk songs. Everyone’s getting married this week and you’re invited! Comics reviewed in this episode: First Things First (2:46) Tony Stark: Iron Man #1 Infinity Countdown: Black Widow #1 Infinity Countdown: Champions #1 Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man Annual #1 Batman Prelude to the Wedding: Red Hood vs Anarky #1 Shanghai Red #1 Archie’s Superteens Versus Crusaders #1 Regular Show:...


Episode 117: Blandrew Blevins

We’re on time this week with no less than 15 number ones PLUS reviews of everything from DC, Marvel, Image and more INCLUDING two self published comics from local creators! This episode is brought to you by LEVINS! Specifically, all of his podcasts! He’s putting up a new episode of each of his five podcasts every day this week, including Hey Fam, The Mitchen, Old Raps and All The Small Games! If you listen to all of them, you’ll be able to put together a secret message that will maybe...


Episode 116: The Most Magical Vagina Of All Time

Sorry we’re late! Did you miss us? Will reviews of 40 comic books make everything ok? You got it! First Things First (2:40) Justice League #1 The Unexpected #1 Batman: Prelude to the Wedding: Robin vs. Ra’s al Ghul #1 Batman: Prelude to the Wedding: Nightwing vs. Hush #1 The Immortal Hulk #1 Deadpool #1 Doctor Strange #1 Ant-Man and the Wasp #1 Ant-Man and the Wasp: Living Legends #1 Dazzler #1 Sword Daughter #1 Vagrant Queen #1 Garfield: Homecoming #1 Brother Nash #1 DC...


Episode 115: Christmas Carol Danvers (with Meagan Date)

Siobhan is on holiday but don’t worry! We stole Siobhan’s partner in crime at Queens of Kings, Meagan Date (who dressed up as Spider-Woman for this year’s Free Comic Book Day!) to guest host the first half of the episode. Come for Meagan being forced to read way too many first issues, stay for Levins losing his mind as he reviews comics on his own for 45 minutes! This is episode is brought to you by Vans x Marvel. Visit to win Vans shoes with Marvel...


Episode 114: Bendis is Going

A slightly shorter than usual this week because there was slightly less books than usual this week! It’s definitely quality over quantity BUT if you wanted an extra half hour of Serious Issues comic book chat this weekend we just uploaded a new bonus episode about graphic novels over on our Patreon page! Comics reviewed this week: First Things First (3:12) Black Panther #1 Infinity Countdown: Darkhawk #1 Hunt For Wolverine: Mystery in Madripoor #1 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Urban...


Episode 113: Siobhan Was Right

Siobhan stays up WAY past her bedtime so she and Levins can review all of last week’s books (while insulting America’s marshmallows). Warning: Light spoilers for Deadpool 2 from 19:06 - 23:00. First Things First (1:30) Flavor #1 The Mighty Thor: At The Gates of Valhalla #1 Quicksilver: No Surrender #1 Infinity Countdown: Daredevil #1 Hunt For Wolverine: The Claws of a Killer #1 X-Men: The Wedding Special #1 Superman Special #1 New Challengers #1 Ether #1 A Walk Through Hell...


Episode 112: Look Beyond The Land

It was a great week of comics this week! Some cool new series, some bittersweet but brilliant finales and some mighty fine regular issues! First Things First (4:58) Justice League: No Justice #1 Venom #1 Hunt For Wolverine: The Adamantium Agenda #1 Barrier #1 Barrier #2 Medieval Spawn and Witchblade #1 Tank Girl 30th Anniversary #1 Marvel (35:19) The Despicable Deadpool #300 The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #32 Domino #2 Exiles #3 New Mutants: Dead Souls #3 Runaways #9 Star...


Episode 111: The Juice is Loose

Siobhan survived Free Comic Book Day and even managed to read all of this week’s books! Everybody send her presents please. Comics reviewed in this episode: First Things First (2:13) The Avengers #1 The Avengers FCBD Issue The Amazing Spider-Man FCBD Issue Hunt For Wolverine: Weapon Lost #1 You Are Deadpool #1 S.H.I.E.L.D. The Rebirth 1-4 Star Wars: Tag & Bink Were Here DC Nation #0 Action Comics Special #1 Harley Loves Joker #1 Death or Glory #1 Coda #1 Harbinger Wars 2...


Episode 110: Particularly Pancakey

Can you believe it? Siobhan lets the team down AGAIN by showing up to record with ANOTHER hangover! What absolutely classic Siobhan behaviour and as the always more responsible host I must apologise (for Siobhan’s actions, not mine) to all of our beloved listeners who frankly deserve better. SPOILERS FOR THE MIGHTY THOR #706 FROM 38:50 - 44:10. Comics reviewed in this episode: First Things First (4:15) Hunt For Wolverine #1 Thanos Annual #1 Aliens Dust to Dust #1 Black AF: Widows...


Episode 109: Gobby Carnage

Wow can you believe it, this week we celebrate 109 episodes of Serious Issues! Over two years of reading, talking and hitting that record button. What an incredible milestone that deserves the many accolades it will certainly receive in the next few weeks. Thanks for your support and helping us achieve this insane feat! Also, this week Action Comics put out its 1000th issue pffft who cares. Comics reviewed in this episode: First Things First (1:10) Black Hammer: Age of Doom #1 Skyward...


Episode 108: X-Men World On The Gold Coast

We’re back to shed a tear as Erica Henderson and Chris Samnee hand in their last books for Marvel, DC release another in their New Age of Heroes line and Image creators continue to be scared of Russia. Comics reviewed this week: First Things First (6:20) Exiles #1 Domino #1 The Immortal Men #1 Mad Magazine #1 The Dead Hand #1 Cursed #1 The Season of the Snake #1 Brothers Dracul #1 Marvel (37:10) The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #31 Captain America #700 Doctor Strange #388 X-Men...


Episode 107: Because the Internet Broke

The end of Black Bolt, the theft of Catwoman’s wedding dress, the return of Frank Miller, the sequel to Dredd, the saddest Lemire book, the endless journey of two parents trying to read every comic is existence. First Things First (1:40) Isola #1 Analog #1 The Curse of Brimstone #1 Venomized #1 Avengers Shards of Infinity #1 Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander #1 Rugrats: R is for Reptar #1 Dredd: Furies #1 Sonic the Hedgehog #1 Portal Bound...