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A podcast looking at comics, pop culture, and how the two connect. Come for the history, stay for the swearing.

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A podcast looking at comics, pop culture, and how the two connect. Come for the history, stay for the swearing.

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English


Episodes

Dollar Bin Discoveries: Unlikely Couples Edition

2/21/2024
February isn't over yet, which means there's (probably) still romance in the air! So this week's Dollar Bin Discovery theme is "Unlikely Couples." Somehow, Mike and Jessika both picked up Top Cow/Marvel crossovers: Silver Surfer/Weapon Zero and Witchblade/Wolverine. They're not good! Surprise! ----more---- Our new site is live! For the transcript of this episode, head over to https://www.tencenttakes.com/transcripts. Email: tencenttakes@gmail.com Twitter: @Tencenttakes Instagram: @Tencenttakes Facebook: /Tencenttakes Mastodon: retro.pizza/@tencenttakes Our banner art is original work by Sarah Frank (https://www.lookmomdraws.com/) Hive: Tencenttakes

Duration:00:25:54

Issue 79: The Uncensored Mouse

2/14/2024
What happens when you're a comics publisher in the 80s and don't understand that Mickey Mouse isn't in the public domain yet? Well, you wind up with The Uncensored Mouse. ----more----For the transcript of this episode, head over to https://www.tencenttakes.com/transcripts. Email: tencenttakes@gmail.com Twitter: @Tencenttakes Instagram: @Tencenttakes Facebook: /Tencenttakes Mastodon: retro.pizza/@tencenttakes Our banner art is original work by Sarah Frank (https://www.lookmomdraws.com/) Hive: Tencenttakes

Duration:01:13:06

Dollar Bin Discoveries: Health Edition

2/7/2024
A comic each day keeps the doctor at bay! This week's #DollarBinDiscoveries explores healthcare comics. Mike found the DC Comics Good Health Activity Book, while Jessika discusses Health and Wealth: A Graphic Guide to the US Healthcare System. ----more---- Our new site is live! For the transcript of this episode, head over to https://www.tencenttakes.com/transcripts. Email: tencenttakes@gmail.com Twitter: @Tencenttakes Instagram: @Tencenttakes Facebook: /Tencenttakes Mastodon: retro.pizza/@tencenttakes Our banner art is original work by Sarah Frank (https://www.lookmomdraws.com/) Hive: Tencenttakes

Duration:00:25:18

Issue 78: Phantom 2040

1/31/2024
New episode! We're fast-forwarding from 1986 to 1994 so we can talk about Phantom 2040, the *other* show that put a King Features character in a cyberpunk future and got a Marvel Comic adaptation! ----more----For the transcript of this episode, head over to https://www.tencenttakes.com/transcripts. Email: tencenttakes@gmail.com Twitter: @Tencenttakes Instagram: @Tencenttakes Facebook: /Tencenttakes Mastodon: retro.pizza/@tencenttakes Our banner art is original work by Sarah Frank (https://www.lookmomdraws.com/) Hive: Tencenttakes

Duration:01:10:35

Dollar Bin Discoveries: Comics of Unusual Size Edition

1/24/2024
It's time to expand (or shrink) our horizons and discuss Comics of Unusual Size. Mike picked up Captain America Meets the Asthma Monster and Jessika's talking about Yikes! no. 1 ----more---- Our new site is live! For the transcript of this episode, head over to https://www.tencenttakes.com/transcripts. Email: tencenttakes@gmail.com Twitter: @Tencenttakes Instagram: @Tencenttakes Facebook: /Tencenttakes Mastodon: retro.pizza/@tencenttakes Our banner art is original work by Sarah Frank (https://www.lookmomdraws.com/) Hive: Tencenttakes

Duration:00:22:23

Issue 77: Defenders of the Earth

1/17/2024
Today we're looking at Defenders of the Earth, the Marvel comic (and cartoon!) that took Platinum Age characters and combined them the sleek dazzling veneer of the 1980s! Just how well does this property hold up when you get past the nostalgia? We're about to find out! ----more----For the transcript of this episode, head over to https://www.tencenttakes.com/transcripts. Email: tencenttakes@gmail.com Twitter: @Tencenttakes Instagram: @Tencenttakes Facebook: /Tencenttakes Mastodon: retro.pizza/@tencenttakes Our banner art is original work by Sarah Frank (https://www.lookmomdraws.com/) Hive: Tencenttakes

Duration:01:07:07

Dollar Bin Discoveries: TV Spinoff Edition

1/10/2024
We're talking about comics that pick up where TV shows leave off! Mike found a low-key grail with Superman Adventure 5 and Jessika is getting in touch with her inner space cowboy courtesy of All New Firefly 1! ----more---- Our new site is live! For the transcript of this episode, head over to https://www.tencenttakes.com/transcripts. Email: tencenttakes@gmail.com Twitter: @Tencenttakes Instagram: @Tencenttakes Facebook: /Tencenttakes Mastodon: retro.pizza/@tencenttakes Our banner art is original work by Sarah Frank (https://www.lookmomdraws.com/) Hive: Tencenttakes

Duration:00:18:38

Issue 76: Jonni Thunder

1/3/2024
Today, our focus is on Jonni Thunder, the sharp-witted private investigator hailing from the pages of DC Comics! Jonni skillfully breathed new life into a Golden Age character from the Justice Society, tailored for the discerning readers of the 1980s. Curious about the comic's quality? Stick around; we're on the case! ----more----For the transcript of this episode, head over to https://www.tencenttakes.com/transcripts. Email: tencenttakes@gmail.com Twitter: @Tencenttakes Instagram: @Tencenttakes Facebook: /Tencenttakes Mastodon: retro.pizza/@tencenttakes Our banner art is original work by Sarah Frank (https://www.lookmomdraws.com/) Hive: Tencenttakes

Duration:01:06:56

Dollar Bin Discoveries: ”Strong” Female Character Edition

12/27/2023
Are these women powerful enough to shatter expectations? We'll find out! In the last Dollar Bin Discoveries of the year, we're checking out comics focused on "Strong" female characters. Jessika read Elektra: Root of Evil #3 and Mike checked out Valeria the She-Bat #1! ----more---- Our new site is live! For the transcript of this episode, head over to https://www.tencenttakes.com/transcripts. Email: tencenttakes@gmail.com Twitter: @Tencenttakes Instagram: @Tencenttakes Facebook: /Tencenttakes Mastodon: retro.pizza/@tencenttakes Our banner art is original work by Sarah Frank (https://www.lookmomdraws.com/) Hive: Tencenttakes

Duration:00:16:42

Issue 75: The Lobo Paramilitary Christmas Special

12/20/2023
What do you get when you cross ultra-violent violent satire with holiday specials, then sprinkle in some 90s Xtreme™ on top? Why, The Lobo Paramilitary Christmas Special, of course! ----more----For the transcript of this episode, head over to https://www.tencenttakes.com/transcripts. Email: tencenttakes@gmail.com Twitter: @Tencenttakes Instagram: @Tencenttakes Facebook: /Tencenttakes Mastodon: retro.pizza/@tencenttakes Our banner art is original work by Sarah Frank (https://www.lookmomdraws.com/) Hive: Tencenttakes

Duration:00:39:52

Dollar Bin Discoveries: Fabulous Foil Variants

12/13/2023
Gold never goes out of style! For today's Dollar Bin Discovery, we brought two gold foil comics to the table to talk about. Mike finally had an excuse to talk about Ravage 2099, while Jessika found The Infinity Crusade no. 1! ----more---- Our new site is live! For the transcript of this episode, head over to https://www.tencenttakes.com/transcripts. Email: tencenttakes@gmail.com Twitter: @Tencenttakes Instagram: @Tencenttakes Facebook: /Tencenttakes Mastodon: retro.pizza/@tencenttakes Our banner art is original work by Sarah Frank (https://www.lookmomdraws.com/) Hive: Tencenttakes

Duration:00:34:31

Issue 74: Charlemagne (w/D.G. Chichester!)

12/6/2023
It just wouldn't be the end of the year without an appearance by Dan "D.G." Chichester! This week we're talking about Charlemagne, the series he wrote for Defiant Comics, as well as his return to Marvel with Daredevil: Black Armor! ----more---- Dan is amazing! You can follow him on social media and should subscribe to his newsletter: DGChichesterdgchichesterhttps://storymaze.substack.com/ For the transcript of this episode, head over to https://www.tencenttakes.com/transcripts. Email: tencenttakes@gmail.com Twitter: @Tencenttakes Instagram: @Tencenttakes Facebook: /Tencenttakes Mastodon: retro.pizza/@tencenttakes Our banner art is original work by Sarah Frank (https://www.lookmomdraws.com/) Hive: Tencenttakes

Duration:01:47:31

Dollar Bin Discoveries: Seeing Double Edition

11/29/2023
No, you don’t need glasses! Today’s Dollar Bin Discoery theme is “Seeing Double,” and we came up with some WILD issues. Jessika read Barbi Twins Adventures and Mike was underwhelmed by Superman: King of the World! ----more---- Our new site is live! For the transcript of this episode, head over to https://www.tencenttakes.com/transcripts. Email: tencenttakes@gmail.com Twitter: @Tencenttakes Instagram: @Tencenttakes Facebook: /Tencenttakes Mastodon: retro.pizza/@tencenttakes Our banner art is original work by Sarah Frank (https://www.lookmomdraws.com/) Hive: Tencenttakes

Duration:00:34:15

Issue 73: Dakota North (w/special guest Gordon Scmidt!)

11/22/2023
Let's talk about Dakota North: comic book badass, model, and private eye. Joining us to discuss what is arguably the best female-starring miniseries from Marvel in the 80s is fellow comic nerd and author Dr. Gordon Schmidt! ----more---- Gordon is awesome! You should follow him and support his book: Amazoniopsychology For the transcript of this episode, head over to https://www.tencenttakes.com/transcripts. Email: tencenttakes@gmail.com Twitter: @Tencenttakes Instagram: @Tencenttakes Facebook: /Tencenttakes Mastodon: retro.pizza/@tencenttakes Our banner art is original work by Sarah Frank (https://www.lookmomdraws.com/) Hive: Tencenttakes

Duration:02:04:37

Dollar Bin Discoveries: Cops & Comics Edition

11/15/2023
Let's go for some ride-alongs on this week's Dollar Bin Discoveries and talk about police-themed comics! Mike picked up the first issue of Darkminds, a sci-fi noir detective story with anime aesthetics. Jessika, meanwhile, is checking out the first issue of DC's adaptation of the 1980s cartoon, COPS! ----more---- Our new site is live! For the transcript of this episode, head over to https://www.tencenttakes.com/transcripts. Email: tencenttakes@gmail.com Twitter: @Tencenttakes Instagram: @Tencenttakes Facebook: /Tencenttakes Mastodon: retro.pizza/@tencenttakes Our banner art is original work by Sarah Frank (https://www.lookmomdraws.com/) Hive: Tencenttakes

Duration:00:30:31

Issue 72: Route 666

11/8/2023
Just because October is done and dusted doesn't means we're done with Spooky Season! Today we're talking about Route 666, CrossGen's 2002 horror series. ----more----For the transcript of this episode, head over to https://www.tencenttakes.com/transcripts. Email: tencenttakes@gmail.com Twitter: @Tencenttakes Instagram: @Tencenttakes Facebook: /Tencenttakes Mastodon: retro.pizza/@tencenttakes Our banner art is original work by Sarah Frank (https://www.lookmomdraws.com/) Hive: Tencenttakes

Duration:01:02:46

Dollar Bin Discoveries: Terrific Team-Ups Edition

11/1/2023
We're checking out some superhero crossovers this week and talking about special team-up issues we found in the dollar bins. Jessika's coming to the table with Tomb Raider/Witchblade and Mike's telling us about Witchblade / Aliens / The Darkness / Predator: Mindhunter. ----more---- Our new site is live! For the transcript of this episode, head over to https://www.tencenttakes.com/transcripts. Email: tencenttakes@gmail.com Twitter: @Tencenttakes Instagram: @Tencenttakes Facebook: /Tencenttakes Mastodon: retro.pizza/@tencenttakes Our banner art is original work by Sarah Frank (https://www.lookmomdraws.com/) Hive: Tencenttakes

Duration:00:27:26

Issue 71: Witch for Hire

10/25/2023
Spooky Season™ continues! This week we're talking about the *ahem* charming graphic novel, Witch For Hire! We also go on tangents about solid horror movies and fantasy comics, as well as what high school was like for us and why you couldn't pay us to go back as teens today. ----more---- Our new site is live! For the transcript of this episode, head over to https://www.tencenttakes.com/transcripts. Email: tencenttakes@gmail.com Twitter: @Tencenttakes Instagram: @Tencenttakes Facebook: /Tencenttakes Mastodon: retro.pizza/@tencenttakes Our banner art is original work by Sarah Frank (https://www.lookmomdraws.com/) Hive: Tencenttakes

Duration:00:58:29

Dollar Bin Discoveries: Saturday Morning Cartoon Edition (w/David Booher!)

10/18/2023
Let's go back. Back to a simpler time. A time when brand-name sugary cereals were required for quality sleepovers. A time... of Saturday Morning Cartoons. Joining us this week is amazing comics scribe David M. Booher! Not only is he a connoisseur of quality kids' comics, but he also has a new book of his own out! And he's telling us all about it! ----more---- If you'd like to support David's new comic, head on over to Zoop and add all the things to your cart: https://zoop.gg/c/thefeeding Our new site is live! For the transcript of this episode, head over to https://www.tencenttakes.com/transcripts. Email: tencenttakes@gmail.com Twitter: @Tencenttakes Instagram: @Tencenttakes Facebook: /Tencenttakes Mastodon: retro.pizza/@tencenttakes Our banner art is original work by Sarah Frank (https://www.lookmomdraws.com/) Hive: Tencenttakes David M. Booher's social links: Instagram: @davidmbooher Twitter: @davidbooher

Duration:00:44:38

Issue 70: Jason Goes to Hell

10/11/2023
This week we're getting Friday, October 13th! Which is also Mike's wedding day! So we're talking about the comic adaptation of Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday and even got writer Andy Mangels to share some behind-the-scenes stories about what it was like working on that book! ----more---- Andy is an amazing writer and you should totally support his work: Andy's official site: https://www.andymangels.com/ Instagram: @andymangels Facebook: /amangelssw Our new site is live! For the transcript of this episode, head over to https://www.tencenttakes.com/transcripts. Email: tencenttakes@gmail.com Twitter: @Tencenttakes Instagram: @Tencenttakes Facebook: /Tencenttakes Mastodon: retro.pizza/@tencenttakes Our banner art is original work by Sarah Frank (https://www.lookmomdraws.com/) Hive: Tencenttakes

Duration:02:04:51