Ten Cent Takes

Arts & Culture Podcasts

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

Location:

United States

Description:

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

Language:

English


Episodes

Issue 51: Spanner’s Galaxy

1/26/2023
Pull on your pirate boots and ready your sheks, because it's time to talk about one of DC's strangest, least-known comic series from the 1980s: Spanner's Galaxy! ----more---- Get hyped! Our new site is almost done and we'll have which will have a dedicated transcripts section. Email: tencenttakes@gmail.com Twitter: @Tencenttakes Instagram: @Tencenttakes Facebook: /Tencenttakes Mastodon: retro.pizza/@tencenttakes Hive: Tencenttakes Our banner art is original work by Sarah Frank...

Duration:01:19:33

Dollar Bin Discoveries: Orphan and the Five Beasts & Terminator vs Transformers

1/19/2023
Mike and Jessika's latest discoveries show the dollar bins continue to bear fruit! This week, we're talking about Orphan and the Five Beasts from Dark Horse, as well as IDW's recent Terminator vs Transformers comic. ----more---- Get hyped! Our new site is almost done and we'll have which will have a dedicated transcripts section. Email: tencenttakes@gmail.com Twitter: @Tencenttakes Instagram: @Tencenttakes Facebook: /Tencenttakes Mastodon: retro.pizza/@tencenttakes Our banner art is...

Duration:00:13:38

Issue 50: DC’s Super Powers

1/12/2023
We're revisiting Mike's childhood to take a long look at DC's Super Powers Collection, the action figures that inspired all sorts of tie-in products like puffy stickers, Play-Doh sets, and multiple comic book series from Jack Kirby. ----more---- Get hyped! Our new site is almost done and we'll have which will have a dedicated transcripts section. Email: tencenttakes@gmail.com Twitter: @Tencenttakes Instagram: @Tencenttakes Facebook: /Tencenttakes Mastodon: retro.pizza/@tencenttakes...

Duration:01:07:47

Dollar Bin Discoveries: The Heathens & St. Swithin’s Day

1/5/2023
Welcome back to another episode of Dollar Bin Discoveries! This time, Mike and Jessika found some cool finds from legendary writers Grant Morrison and Cullen Bunn: St. Swithin's Day and The Heathens. ----more---- Get hyped! Our new site is almost done and we'll have which will have a dedicated transcripts section. Email: tencenttakes@gmail.com Twitter: @Tencenttakes Instagram: @Tencenttakes Facebook: /Tencenttakes Mastodon: retro.pizza/@tencenttakes Hive: Tencenttakes Our banner art is...

Duration:00:12:28

Issue 49: Firestar

12/29/2022
Another dollar bin find pays off! Jessika's discovery of the complete 1980s Firestar miniseries sent us down a rabbit hole complete with the realization that we're going to need to return to the character at some point in order to talk about another series. ----more---- Get hyped! Our new site is almost done and we'll have which will have a dedicated transcripts section. Email: tencenttakes@gmail.com Twitter: @Tencenttakes Instagram: @Tencenttakes Facebook: /Tencenttakes Mastodon:...

Duration:01:01:00

Dollar Bin Discoveries: Spectacular Spider-Man 53 and The Darkness/Superman

12/22/2022
We're back for another Dollar Bin Discovery! Today, we're looking at Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #53 (and how strangely problematic it is), as well as the first issue of The Darkness/Superman crossover miniseries. ----more---- Get hyped! Our new site is almost done and we'll have which will have a dedicated transcripts section. Email: tencenttakes@gmail.com Twitter: @Tencenttakes Instagram: @Tencenttakes Facebook: /Tencenttakes Mastodon: retro.pizza/@tencenttakes Hive:...

Duration:00:22:35

Issue 48: DC’s Super-Star Holiday Special

12/15/2022
It's that time of year! Time for friends, time for joy, and time for weird comics! This year, we're checking out the Superstar Holiday Special which is one of the wildest anthology issues we've ever come across. ----more---- Get hyped! Our new site is almost done and we'll have which will have a dedicated transcripts section. Email: tencenttakes@gmail.com Twitter: @Tencenttakes Instagram: @Tencenttakes Facebook: /Tencenttakes Mastodon: retro.pizza/@tencenttakes Hive: Tencenttakes Our...

Duration:01:06:27

Dollar Bin Discoveries: Alf #48 and Hero: Warrior of the Mystic Realm

12/8/2022
Today we're discussing two early 90s Marvel comics we found in the dollar bins. One of them is a series most people never heard of, the other is... um... mildly upsetting because of its cover content. ----more----Transcripts are coming soon! We're in the process of putting together a new site, which will have a dedicated transcripts section. Email: tencenttakes@gmail.com Twitter: @Tencenttakes Instagram: @Tencenttakes Facebook: /Tencenttakes Our banner art is original work by Sarah Frank...

Duration:00:13:50

Issue 47: Fish Police

12/1/2022
What happens when you mix pulp noire narrative devices, anthropomorphic fish, and the male gaze? You get Fish Police, one of the strangest indy comics to ever hit the 1980s. ----more---- Transcripts are coming soon! We're in the process of putting together a new site, which will have a dedicated transcripts section. Email: tencenttakes@gmail.com Twitter: @Tencenttakes Instagram: @Tencenttakes Facebook: /Tencenttakes Our banner art is original work by Sarah Frank...

Duration:00:50:27

Dollar Bin Discoveries: Rain & The Sword of Sorcery

11/24/2022
This week, we've got a broad spectrum of dollar bin comics: Jessika found a copy of the excellent Rain (released earlier this year) and Mike wound up picking up The Sword of Sorcery from 1973. ----more---- Transcripts are coming soon! We're in the process of putting together a new site, which will have a dedicated transcripts section. Email: tencenttakes@gmail.com Twitter: @Tencenttakes Instagram: @Tencenttakes Facebook: /Tencenttakes Our banner art is original work by Sarah Frank...

Duration:00:12:37

Issue 46: Marvel and DC’s Famine Relief Comics

11/17/2022
Today we're talking about how –during the early 80s– some of the top creators in comics came together to help raise money for famine relief in Africa. The results are... wild, to say the least. ----more---- To find a local foodbank, check out Feeding America's website: https://www.feedingamerica.org/find-your-local-foodbank Transcripts are coming soon! We're in the process of putting together a new site, which will have a dedicated transcripts section. Email: tencenttakes@gmail.com...

Duration:01:06:22

Dollar Bin Discoveries: The Last Session & Hellcop

11/10/2022
Welcome back to Dollar Bin Discoveries! We had a ton of fun reading this week's selections: Jessika brought a DND-inspired series called The Last Session (ahem) to the table and Mike discovered a late 90s dark fantasy series called... wait for it... Hellcop. ----more---- Transcripts are coming soon! We're in the process of putting together a new site, which will have a dedicated transcripts section. Email: tencenttakes@gmail.com Twitter: @Tencenttakes Instagram: @Tencenttakes Facebook:...

Duration:00:10:08

Issue 45: The Gargoyle

11/3/2022
No, it doesn't have anything to do with the incredible 1994 animated series. Yes, we wish we'd focused on those comics instead. ----more---- Transcripts are coming soon! We're in the process of putting together a new site, which will have a dedicated transcripts section. Email: tencenttakes@gmail.com Twitter: @Tencenttakes Instagram: @Tencenttakes Facebook: /Tencenttakes Our banner art is original work by Sarah Frank (https://www.lookmomdraws.com/)

Duration:01:00:46

Dollar Bin Discoveries: Captain Nauticus and Animal Castle

10/27/2022
Welcome back to Dollar Bin Discoveries! We had a ton of fun reading this week's selections: Jessika found the recent series Animal Castle and Mike discovered... a superhero created by the National Maritime Center. Strap in, everyone. ----more---- Transcripts are coming soon! We're in the process of putting together a new site, which will have a dedicated transcripts section. Email: tencenttakes@gmail.com Twitter: @Tencenttakes Instagram: @Tencenttakes Facebook: /Tencenttakes Our banner...

Duration:00:15:30

Issue 44: The Saga of Crystar

10/20/2022
Did you know that Marvel created a comic in the 1980s with the express purpose of licensing it into a line of action figures? Or that some of its art became a central piece of a musician's iconography? Buckle up, everyone. It's time to talk about The Saga of Crystar: Crystal Warrior. ----more---- Transcripts are coming soon! We're in the process of putting together a new site, which will have a dedicated transcripts section. Email: tencenttakes@gmail.com Twitter: @Tencenttakes...

Duration:01:06:22

Dollar Bin Discoveries with Special Guest Sarah Cooke

10/13/2022
Welcome back to Dollar Bin Discoveries, the sub-series where we talk about interesting comics we've come across while digging through dollar bins. This week, we're joined by comics writer Sarah Cooke to talk about her first comic Kickstarter and discuss Mercury Heat, Batman: Shadow of the Bat 28, and the first issue of the strange 90s series Poe! ----more---- Special thanks to Sarah Cooke for coming on the episode to talk about all her amazing projects (and dollar bin issues)! If you...

Duration:00:21:24

Issue 43: Clive Barker’s Hellraiser (w/D.G. Chichester!)

10/6/2022
What's your pleasure, sir? Today we're talking about Clive Barker's Hellraiser, the first comic to... embrace... the iconic horror franchise. We were incredibly lucky to talk about this Epic Comics series with none other than D.G. Chichester, who Clive Barker described as the "Godfather" of Hellraiser and served as both an editor and writer on the book!----more---- Transcripts are coming soon! We're in the process of putting together a new site, which will have a dedicated transcripts...

Duration:01:28:20

Dollar Bin Discoveries: Action Comics & Instruction for Making a Proper Offering to Forgotten Gods

9/29/2022
Welcome back to Dollar Bin Discoveries, the sub-series where we talk about interesting comics we've come across while digging through dollar bins. This week, we're talking about Action Comics 645 and Instruction for Making a Proper Offering to Forgotten Gods. ----more---- Transcripts are coming soon! We're in the process of putting together a new site, which will have a dedicated transcripts section. Email: tencenttakes@gmail.com Twitter: @Tencenttakes Instagram: @Tencenttakes Facebook:...

Duration:00:16:37

Issue 42: Bats, Cats & Cadillacs

9/22/2022
Hello, all you ghouls and goblins! We're kicking off Spooky Season (as is our godless-given right) and talking about the short-lived 1990 series Bats, Cats & Cadillacs. It might not have lasted long, but it certainly made an impression on us! ----more---- Transcripts are coming soon! We're in the process of putting together a new site, which will have a dedicated transcripts section. Email: tencenttakes@gmail.com Twitter: @Tencenttakes Instagram: @Tencenttakes Facebook: /Tencenttakes...

Duration:00:49:40

Dollar Bin Discoveries: Wild Thing and Lola XOXO

9/15/2022
Welcome back to Dollar Bin Discoveries, the sub-series where we talk about interesting comics we've come across while digging through dollar bins. This week, we're talking about Marvel UK's WildThing (or Nikki Doyle: WildThing, it's a little unclear) and Lola XOXO. ----more---- Transcripts are coming soon! We're in the process of putting together a new site, which will have a dedicated transcripts section. Email: tencenttakes@gmail.com Twitter: @Tencenttakes Instagram: @Tencenttakes...

Duration:00:14:40