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We discuss comics in all their forms; monthly issues, collected volumes, graphic novels, newspaper strips, film tie-ins, TV tie-ins, flip-books, pictures scribbled on the backs of napkins... If it tells a story in sequence through art and text, rest assured we'll have something to say about it. Welcome, dear listeners, to ACE COMICALS

We discuss comics in all their forms; monthly issues, collected volumes, graphic novels, newspaper strips, film tie-ins, TV tie-ins, flip-books, pictures scribbled on the backs of napkins... If it tells a story in sequence through art and text, rest assured we'll have something to say about it. Welcome, dear listeners, to ACE COMICALS
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We discuss comics in all their forms; monthly issues, collected volumes, graphic novels, newspaper strips, film tie-ins, TV tie-ins, flip-books, pictures scribbled on the backs of napkins... If it tells a story in sequence through art and text, rest assured we'll have something to say about it. Welcome, dear listeners, to ACE COMICALS

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Episodes

043: "Spider-Man's Pants"

9/11/2018
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In this episode, Greg and Rahul discuss the following: There's chatter and first impressions the beginning of the episode about The new Playstation 4 game Marvel's Spider-Man (https://www.playstation.com/en-us/games/marvels-spider-man-ps4/) - Silver Surfer Annual (2018) #1 (https://comicstore.marvel.com/Silver-Surfer-Annual-2018-1/digital-comic/49118) - Cover #1 (https://www.dccomics.com/comics/cover-2018/cover-1) - Batman: The Jiro Kuwata Batmanga...

Duration:01:25:34

042: "I Like One Third Of Neapolitan Ice Cream"

8/28/2018
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In this episode, Greg, Leon and Rahul discuss the following comics and games! : ICE CREAM MAN #6 (https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/ice-cream-man-6) The awesome rogue-lite game HOLLOW KNIGHT (http://hollowknight.com/) You can watch friend of the cast AntAskew (https://www.twitch.tv/antaskew) Play Hollow Knight amongst other games on his twitch stream (https://www.twitch.tv/antaskew) and also his youtube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/Tseng808/videos). BATMAN: KINGS OF FEAR #1...

Duration:01:36:09

041: "A Punk Spirit Fueled By Adrenaline And Stained With Beer"

8/14/2018
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In this episode, Greg, and Leon discuss: Greg's holiday Reading in the form of Alan Moore's Saga of the Swamp Thing (https://www.comixology.co.uk/Saga-of-the-Swamp-Thing-Book-One/digital-comic/50784) The welcome return of "The World's Greatest Comic Magazine" with Fantastic Four #1 (https://comicstore.marvel.com/Fantastic-Four-2018-1/digital-comic/48841) X-Men: Grand Design - Second Genesis #1 (https://comicstore.marvel.com/X-Men-Grand-Design-Second-Genesis-2018-1-of-2/digital-comic/48625)...

Duration:01:03:14

040: "Monochrome Man, Technicolour World"

7/24/2018
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In this episode, Greg, Leon and Rahul discuss: The Incredibles 2 The Dark Knight is now TEN YEARS OLD (whaaaat) Octopath Traveller As well as the following comics: Relay #1 (http://aftershockcomics.com/relay/) Ice Cream Man #5 (https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/ice-cream-man-5) She Could Fly #1 (https://www.darkhorse.com/Comics/3002-507/She-Could-Fly-1) Life of Captain Marvel #1 (https://comicstore.marvel.com/The-Life-Of-Captain-Marvel-2018-1-of-5/digital-comic/48601) The Thrilling...

Duration:01:41:46

039: "Dupes And Time Travel"

7/10/2018
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At the very beginning of this episode before the introduction, there is a short conversation in tribute to the late Steve Ditko, his contribution to comics, and what he meant to us. In this episode, Greg, Leon and Rahul discuss the following comics: Batman #50 (https://www.dccomics.com/comics/batman-2016/batman-50) Cosmic Ghost Rider #1 (2018) (https://comicstore.marvel.com/Cosmic-Ghost-Rider-2018-1-of-5/digital-comic/48539) The radical metal playlist for this comic that Greg put together...

Duration:01:33:42

038: "Pentagram Pizza"

6/26/2018
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In this episode, Greg, and Rahul discuss Netflix's Marvel shows (specifically Luke Cage S2), their comic book music listening habits, and THEN they dive into The Stack™ to discuss the following comics: SHANGHAI RED #1 (https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/shanghai-red-1) HIT-GIRL #5 (https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/hit-girl-5) BY NIGHT #1 (http://www.boom-studios.com/series/by-night/) TMNT UNIVERSE #23...

Duration:01:13:28

037: "Trash Compactor Selfie"

6/12/2018
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In this episode, Greg and Leon chat about the recent comic convention based in Leicester: Leicester Comic Con! (https://www.comicconleicester.co.uk/) and discuss the following comics: STAR WARS: LANDO - DOUBLE OR NOTHING (2018) #1 (http://marvel.com/comics/issue/67558/star_wars_lando_-_double_or_nothing_2018_1) SWORD DAUGHTER #1 (https://www.darkhorse.com/Comics/3002-777/Sword-Daughter-1) BLACKWOOD #1 (https://www.darkhorse.com/Comics/30-372/Blackwood-1) BATMAN VOL 1: #433-435 “The Many...

Duration:01:07:13

036: "Wallowing in Cheetos and Beer"

5/29/2018
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In this episode, Greg, Leon and Rahul discuss their bank holiday weekend plans, watching Deadpool 2 and Solo (and associated cinema horror stories), their wants and misgivings on the current state of comic book movie adaptations, how both the movie studios and the comic fan-base are letting down the comics industry, the dilemma of having to sacrifice the comics you want to read in order to keep up with the zeitgeist (or choosing not to), how we tackle "resuming" runs that we took a long...

Duration:02:17:19

035: "Never Queue for Breakfast" (or "Free Comic Book Day and other stories")

5/15/2018
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In this episode, Greg, Leon and Rahul discuss Free Comic Book Day 2018 in London, queuing for (and eventually meeting!) Mike and Laura Allred, and the following comics: RELAY #1 (http://aftershockcomics.com/relay/) CRUSH #1 (http://www.b2c.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/none/Crush/9780316363235/?yen) BERLIN #1 (https://www.drawnandquarterly.com/berlin) DEATH OR GLORY #1 (https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/death-or-glory-1) DAYGLOAHOLE #1 (http://www.silversprocket.net/daygloayhole-1/)...

Duration:02:06:53

034: "Infinity Talk"

5/1/2018
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Dread it... Run from it...Destiny still arrives... Meaning it's FINALLY time for an Ace Comicals Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War Spoiler Special! Greg, Leon and Rahul take turns wielding the Infinity Gauntlet ("Perfectly balanced, as all things should be") and tear through the fabric of the film's reality to deliver a blow-by-blow of the film's biggest moments, thrilling victories and devastating losses. "Fun is definately something you consider when dealing with this movie and this review...

Duration:02:10:18

033: "Ghibli-esque"

4/17/2018
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In this episode, Greg and Rahul discuss: Isola #1 (https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/isola-1) Analog #1 (https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/analog-1) Scales And Scoundrels #8 (https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/scales-scoundrels-8) Lucy Dreaming #1 (https://shop.boom-studios.com/series/detail/644/lucy-dreaming) The Dead Hand #1 (https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/the-dead-hand-1) Pug.Nay.Shus #1 (https://leagueofcomicgeeks.com/comic/3381012/pugnayshus-1) All this and...

Duration:01:24:04

032: "Boring Brown Dystopias Vs Colourful Sexy Time Travel"

4/3/2018
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In this episode, Greg and Leon discuss: Doomsday Clock #4 (https://www.dccomics.com/comics/doomsday-clock-2017/doomsday-clock-4) Usagi Yojimbo: The Hidden #1 (https://www.darkhorse.com/Comics/3002-958/Usagi-Yojimbo-The-Hidden-1) Breathless #1 (https://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/JAN181299) Harrow County (https://www.darkhorse.com/Comics/26-606/Harrow-County-1) DC Dark Nights: Metal (https://www.dccomics.com/comics/dark-nights-metal-2017/dark-nights-metal-6) Infinity 8 #1...

Duration:01:24:30

031: "Timecoin Man, It's The Way Forward"

3/20/2018
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In this episode, Greg and Leon discuss: The Ghostbusters Annual 2018 (https://www.idwpublishing.com/product/ghostbusters-annual-2018/) Ghostbusters: Crossing Over #1 (https://www.idwpublishing.com/product/ghostbusters-crossing-over-1/) Abbott #2 (https://shop.boom-studios.com/comics/detail/8352/abbott-2) Oblivion Song #1 (https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/oblivion-song-by-kirkman-de-felici-1) Incognegro: Renaissance #1...

Duration:01:20:40

030: "Architect Of Irony"

3/6/2018
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In this episode, Greg and Rahul discuss: Kick-Ass #1 (https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/kick-ass-1) Hit-Girl #1 (https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/hit-girl-1) Ice Cream Man #2 (https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/ice-cream-man-2) Dr. Strange: Damnation #1 (https://comicstore.marvel.com/Doctor-Strange-Damnation-2018-1-of-4/digital-comic/47331) Lockjaw #1 (https://comicstore.marvel.com/Lockjaw-2018-1/digital-comic/47243) Saga #49...

Duration:01:11:33

029: "War On Love With A Chainsaw"

2/20/2018
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In this episode, Greg, Leon and Rahul discuss: "Swamp Thing Winter Special #1" (https://www.dccomics.com/comics/swamp-thing-2016/swamp-thing-winter-special-1) "Death Of Love #1" (https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/death-of-love-1-of-5) "Cold War #1" (http://aftershockcomics.com/cold-war/) "Twisted Romance #1 and #2" (https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/twisted-romance-1-of-4) "Bingo Love" (https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/bingo-love-ogn) "Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss...

Duration:01:28:12

028: "Gachi Gachi!!!"

2/7/2018
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In this episode, Greg, Leon and Rahul discuss: Noir detective comedy with added eldritch horror in "Vinegar Teeth #1". (https://www.darkhorse.com/Comics/29-884/Vinegar-Teeth-1) An X-Men tale! the son of Charles Xavier in his own new story "Legion (2018) #1". (https://comicstore.marvel.com/Legion-2018-1-of-5/digital-comic/47119) a politically charged supernatural detective tale woven through the backdrop of 1972 Detroit "Abbot #1". (https://shop.boom-studios.com/series/detail/639/abbott) The...

Duration:01:07:11

027: "Are You Afraid Of Suburbia"

1/24/2018
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In this episode, Greg, Leon and Rahul discuss: The second part of Ed Piskor's X-Men history lesson, "X-Men: Grand Design #2". (https://comicstore.marvel.com/X-Men-Grand-Design-2017-2018-2-of-2/digital-comic/47028?r=1) The latest installment of the IDW nostalgic weird, moral tales series, "Diablo House #3". (https://www.idwpublishing.com/product/diablo-house-3/) A very real vision of a not too distant future in "Days of Hate #1". (https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/days-of-hate-1-of-12)...

Duration:01:13:35

026: "2017 Roundup, New Year, and Beyond!"

1/10/2018
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In this episode, Greg, Leon and Rahul discuss: Their favourite 2017 comics: those that spoke to them, and those that deserved special mention. Buried treasure from years gone by that they first read in 2017. The books that have them excited for 2018! Also a brief talk about comics-adjacent videogames, questions about comics and comics themed gifts that were exchanged over Christmas, and the books that they've always intended to read but have never gotten around to! Notes: A link to the Ace...

Duration:02:03:03

025: "A Very Ace Comicals Christmas"

12/24/2017
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Welcome to the Holiday Special! There's talk about how we will be spending Christmas, and a "Regrettable Christmas Quiz" that puts Leon and Rahul head to head in an electrifying battle for co host supremacy! And lets not forget the list of seasonal comics! In this episode, Greg, Leon and Rahul discuss: Awesome supernatural and creepy action with a festive spin in the "Hellboy Christmas Special (1997)". (https://www.darkhorse.com/Comics/97-666/Hellboy-Christmas-Special) A celebration of all...

Duration:01:19:13

024: "Maybe If My Teacher Taught Maths Like This"

12/13/2017
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In this episode, Greg, Leon and Rahul discuss: love's beginnings and inevitable endings in Lee Weeks and Tom King's Beautiful "Batman Annual #2". (http://www.dccomics.com/comics/batman-2016/batman-annual-2) The awesome conclusion of and overall thoughts on "Ghostbusters TMNT 2". (https://www.idwpublishing.com/product/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtlesghostbusters-ii-1/) The Continuing tale of Jack Napier and his one man mission to save Gotham from ruin at the hands of Batman? in "Batman: White...

Duration:01:30:08