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Because It's About Time Someone Did

Because It's About Time Someone Did

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United States

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Because It's About Time Someone Did

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English


Episodes

330 – Suddenly, Ninjas

4/18/2021
In which the podcast turns seven; Matt has officially edited half the podcast; a lot of things are made by metal; Doctor Strange is a big weirdo; Gambit is a scoundrel, not a villain; Wolverine goes goth; Onslaught could probably use a better herald; Bishop fires two guns whilst going aaaaaaa; and we commit to making what sense we can of Onslaught.

Duration:00:56:21

329 – Scheming and Argument

4/11/2021
In which Nate Grey has the soul of a man in a mesh shirt; Black Air is somehow even worse than you thought it was; Hulk does not want to be x-treme teen from alternate dimension; we are excited as hell for the upcoming Frasier/Ewing Gamma Flight; and Moira MacTaggert is (sometimes) the adult we need.

Duration:00:47:30

HAWK TALK – Doctor Internet

4/4/2021
This would usually be a skip week, but the world is still being a jerk, so we made you a bonus, entirely unedited, and almost entirely off-topic episode. This time, we talked about the Internet. Topics, roughly: Blazing fast 28.8 Kbps dial-up AOL CDs Final Fantasy, MIDI-style Angelfire vs. Carrd The Gaming Intelligence Agency The Brunching Shuttlecocks The finest memes of the early 2000s Chaos Social media, as explained by Jay Social media, as baffles Miles Podcasts vs. the Internet

Duration:00:43:22

328 – Single Blue Male

3/28/2021
In which Sam Guthrie will take all your money; Gambit has exceptionally poor judgment; having friends who are couples means getting to be the big spoon AND the little spoon; Hank McCoy is the agrarian Rube Goldberg; and there are a lot of ways to appreciate a comic.

Duration:00:52:44

327 – The Sounds of Gravity

3/21/2021
Art by David Wynne. Wanna buy the original? Drop him a line! In which nobody’s ages ever make sense; Sebastian Shaw catches up on villain speeches; nobody puts Louise Simonson in a corner; Tabitha Smith has a bad day; Gambit and Bat Manuel have a lot in common; and Warpath outruns Adam X. X-PLAINED: X-Force #49-51 Haircuts The return off Sebastian Shaw Stansfield A series of kidnappings Solar-powered superpowers Attempted murder Memories Cable as an audience surrogate Tabitha’s new codename...

Duration:00:48:35

326 – Son of a Gun

3/14/2021
In which it’s hard to be a hologram; the Internet is terrible and you should probably avoid it; we have no idea how Naze is still alive; this is not your mom’s Adversary (if your mom is Fall of the Mutants); Forge is an order muppet; and Sabretooth is not a great addition to most teams.

Duration:00:57:05

HAWK TALK – Turtle Power

3/7/2021
This would usually be a skip week, but the world is still being a jerk, so we made you a bonus, entirely unedited, and almost entirely off-topic episode. This time, we talked about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Topics, roughly: Daredevil parodies The nature of mutation The four humors Archetypes of masculinity Legal status of mutant animal people Questionable toys Adaptations and adaptations of adaptations Miles's favorite Mirage comic story The excellently weird Archie comic series Girl...

Duration:00:34:27

325 – Captain Bloodscream

2/28/2021
In which we recommend against having a birthday in the Marvel Universe; Shinobi Shaw was a proto-Quentin Quire; Lee Forrester returns under the best possible circumstances; Bloodscream lives his best unlife; Belasco is apparently master of the cat people now; and a former Marvel intern returns to solve a mystery.

Duration:00:45:40

324 – Snack Attack

2/21/2021
In which Cordelia Frost is a terrible friend; Mondo is better than the story arcs that surround him; and we’d really love to see a series about Sean Cassidy’s super groovy past.

Duration:00:55:38

323 – Baby Talk

2/14/2021
In which we spend a large amount of time on a group of small characters; X-Babies stories cover a wide range of quality; Mojo is relegated to public access; the ‘Vengers rebel against their creator; the X-Babies excavate Star Comics; we adjust our opinion of the mid-‘90s; and WandaVision is probably not connected to the Mojoverse.

Duration:00:57:49

HAWK TALK – Call Any Vegetable

2/7/2021
This would usually be a skip week, but the world is still being a jerk, so we made you a bonus, entirely unedited, and almost entirely off-topic episode. This time, we talked about vegetables. Kind of. Topics, roughly: Vegetables. Like we said. Is Apocalypse a fruit? Ghost vs. slime trees Dwarves in the rutabagas Ramen mishaps How to be less terrible at cooking Cherimoya, that weirdo

Duration:00:39:36

322 – Do More Crimes

1/31/2021
In which the X-Babies fail to charm; clones are people, too; Iceman doesn’t (quite) come out; Gambit and Bishop bond; Joseph comes into ambiguous being; and Principal Nezu and Charles Xavier would probably get along okay.

Duration:01:04:36

321 – Revolving Doors

1/25/2021
In which Sabretooth does not get effectively rehabilitated; nobody has the moral high ground; Val Cooper is the worst possible person to call in any emergency; Bishop needs a better support system; Jay knows several things about onions; and not everything has to be a mammal.

Duration:01:01:16

320 – The Accountability Wagon

1/18/2021
In which Pete Wisdom is the guy you love to glare at; Nightcrawler is right (and a delightfully complex individual); Colossus has a lot of issues; and Wolfsbane gets the confrontation we’ve been waiting for since the New Mutants graphic novel.

Duration:01:03:11

319 – Giant-Size Special #9 (feat. Vita Ayala, Tini Howard, & Leah Williams)

1/4/2021
In which Jay and Miles receive a mysterious missive and are visited by three of our favorite X-writers; Further Adventures of Cyclops and Phoenix is a pleasant surprise; Nathaniel Essex is the most dramatic man in the Marvel Universe; the sewers of Victorian London were a happenin’ place; Apocalypse isn’t even French; Beast is the flip-side of Sinister; community is for everyone; the Internet is (kind of) Krakoa; and death is fixable, but trauma might take a little more work.

Duration:02:38:23

HAWK TALK – Surviving 2020

12/28/2020
This would usually be a skip week, but the world is still being a jerk, so we made you a bonus, entirely unedited, and almost entirely off-topic episode. This time, we talked (exhaustedly) about This Freaking Year. Topics, roughly: This year was pretty rough Maybe next year will be better? Some things are cool, though NOTE: Miles watched Knives Out immediately after recording this episode, and Jay was right: it is delightful.

Duration:00:35:29

318 – Leprechaun Hill

12/20/2020
In which we are broken by leprechauns.

Duration:00:54:37

317 – Acquaintances of Humanity

12/14/2020
In which Nicholas Cage is more of a concept than a human being; Rogue’s angst-fueled road trip continues; Gambit and Sinister have complementary aesthetics; there are a lot of Guthries; the Trasks are never up to any good; and whether or not it is canon, Ghost Rider has definitely teamed up with Johnny Cash.

Duration:01:00:30

316 – Return to Megalopolis: At the Movies with the New Mutants

12/6/2020
In which we review the New Mutants' film debut.

Duration:01:03:34

HAWK TALK – Surviving the (Holiday) Experience

11/29/2020
This would usually be a skip week, but the world is still being a jerk, so we made you a bonus, entirely unedited, and almost entirely off-topic episode. This time, we talked about holidays, winter and otherwise. Topics, roughly: Time, which used to make sense Several holidays and feelings, media, and traditions related thereto Flash Gordon Mixed-faith families A New York Christmas Wedding (the lesbian time travel gay dead baby angel movie) Gingerbread Secular rituals Night in the Woods:...

Duration:00:53:37