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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

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)...

Duration:01:07:11

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

"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

023: "The Doomsday Clock Has Struck Midnight"

11/29/2017
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In this episode, Greg, Leon and Rahul discuss: The return of the Watchmen in the highly anticipated Geoff Johns and Gary Frank comic "Doomsday Clock #1". (http://www.dccomics.com/comics/doomsday-clock-2017/doomsday-clock-1) The tale of the Punisher's first military Command and his first kill in "Punisher: The Platoon". (http://marvel.com/comics/issue/49110/punisher_the_platoon_2017_1) The conclusion, and overall impression left by the beautifully grotesque "Kill The Minotaur"....

Duration:01:37:23

020: "Universe-Ending Bad"

10/11/2017
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In this episode, Greg Leon and Rahul discuss: - Kicking butt and taking heads with "Head Lopper Vol. 1: The Island or A Plague Of Beasts". (https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/head-lopper-vol.-1-the-island-or-a-plague-of-beasts-tp) - Tom King, Gabriel Hernandez Walta, and Jordie Bellaire's Vision Vol. 1: Little Worse Than A Man (http://marvel.com/comics/collection/57307/vision_vol_1_little_worse_than_a_man_trade_paperback) - Sean Murphy and Matt Hollingsworth's brilliant, new, "Batman:...

Duration:01:04:23

010: "This Is Fast Becoming The Image Cast"

5/31/2017
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Rahul is missing, somewhere deep in Puzzlewood Forest, So its up to Leon and Greg to hold the fort! Its all coming up Image (https://imagecomics.com/) right now and this time we have some crossover! This episode: Greg gets all techo-espionage conspiratorial with Samaritan Veritas (https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/samaritan-1). Both Greg and Leon grapple with Victor Lavalle's modern Frankenstien's monster, Destroyer (https://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/MAR178240). Greg re-visits a...

Duration:01:09:01

009: ACP Aliens ("Salvation" and "Dead Orbit")

5/17/2017
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In Anticipation of the latest cinematic entry in the Alien franchise, we read two offerings of the comic variety both old and new. we get to grips with the Mike Mignoa and Dave Gibbons 1993 tale Aliens: Salvation (https://www.darkhorse.com/Books/27-253/Aliens-Salvation-HC) and James Stokoe's Aliens: Dead Orbit #1 (https://www.darkhorse.com/Comics/30-286/Aliens-Dead-Orbit-1), In an Aliens double feature of fear, violence and fantastic artwork! Aliens: Salvation...

Duration:00:53:25

003: "Too Lit for the Real World"

3/8/2017
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Welcome to episode 003! This is the first of what we have dubbed the "talky" episodes where we discuss freely our current reads, new discoveries, and general thoughts and feelings regarding the medium. And what a wild ride it is! This episode: Greg takes on the stack, Leon has a confession to make and Rahul sends us a question from the future (Japan!). Join us as we discuss whether CAGE! (https://news.marvel.com/comics/26417/cage_breaks_out_this_october/), The Belfry...

Duration:01:11:04

001: How To Get Into Comics

2/8/2017
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Welcome to Ace Comicals this is the first show of 2017, Episode 001! We decided, to kick off the Ace Comicals 2017 Reboot, we would do a show where we talk about how comics work and how we got into it! We wanted to present a gentle introduction for people curious about comics, and to address some of the things we wish we had been told when WE started reading comics. Alongside this episode, we have created a supplementary guide on the various methods for purchasing comics both physically...

Duration:01:04:21