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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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English


Episodes

"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


Ace Comicals 022- "On Paper Doesn't It Sound Terrible?"

11/15/2017
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In this episode, Greg, Leon and Rahul discuss: Dimension hopping adventure! The second time the Ghostbusters and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have come together in one comic "TMNT Ghostbusters II". (https://www.idwpublishing.com/product/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtlesghostbusters-ii-1/) Supernatural crisis catastrophe by Wes Craig, Toby Cypress and Niko Guardia in "The Grave Diggers Union #1". (https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/the-gravediggers-union-1) Being stuck in a nightmare...

Duration: 01:34:58


021: "The All Hallows Eve-isode"

10/30/2017
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In this episode, Greg and Leon discuss: - Satanic Panic era occult horror in Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Robert Hack's fantastic "Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina, Vol.1 : The Crucible". (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chilling_Adventures_of_Sabrina) - The love letter to the Hammer Horror movies of old, a story with heart AND horror, "Mr Higgins Comes Home" (https://www.darkhorse.com/Books/3001-524/Mr-Higgins-Comes-Home-HC) - Archie Comics classic monster horror with "Jughead: The Hunger #1"....

Duration: 01:09:21


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


019: "Admins Of S.H.I.E.L.D"

9/27/2017
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In this episode, Greg and Leon discuss: - Wonderfully executed post apocalyptic fantasy in "The Realm" (https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/the-realm-1) - The psychadelic and supernatural "Retcon" (https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/retcon-1) - The swords and sorcery of Gail Simone and Aaron Lopresti's "Wonder Woman/ Conan". (http://www.dccomics.com/comics/wonder-womanconan-2017/wonder-womanconan-1). - A nightmarish vision of The Flash from a broken universe in "Dark Knights-...

Duration: 01:21:36


018: "The Real Lemon In The Eye"

9/13/2017
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In this episode, Greg and Rahul discuss: - Garth Ennis' surreal military tale "Dastardly and Muttley". (http://www.dccomics.com/comics/dastardly-muttley-2017/dastardly-muttley-1) - The sword swinging, spell flinging, card cheating, "Scales And Scoundrels". (https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/scales-scoundrels-1) - cullinary experiments with monstrous ingredients in "Delicious in Dungeon". (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delicious_in_Dungeon) - Kelly Thompson and Marco Checchetto's oh...

Duration: 00:57:30


016: "Post Apocalyptic Comicocracy"

8/23/2017
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In this episode, Greg and Leon discuss: - The awesome "Batman: The War Of Jokes And Riddles". (https://comicvine.gamespot.com/the-war-of-jokes-and-riddles/4045-59444/) - The fun Sci-Fi action of TMNT: Dimension X. (https://www.idwpublishing.com/product-category/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-dimension-x/) - Mike Allred's super trippy and super radical "Madman". (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madman_(Image_Comics)). - Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's masterful Dark...

Duration: 01:40:12


013: ACP Spiderman: Reign (2006-2007)

7/12/2017
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Ace Comicals Presents Kaare Andrews' (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaare_Andrews) Spiderman: Reign (http://marvel.com/comics/series/852/spider-man_reign_2006_-_2007) Greg, Rahul and Leon get to grips with what works and what doesn't with the 2006-2007 Spiderman story! Spiderman: Reign (http://marvel.com/comics/series/852/spider-man_reign_2006_-_2007) is a small window into a dark future where we find Peter Parker who in his Twilight years, struggling with his past and wrestling with his...

Duration: 01:01:46


011: ACP Superman: Secret Identity (2004)

6/14/2017
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Ace Comicals Presents Kurt Busiek (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurt_Busiek) and Stuart Immonen's (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stuart_Immonen) Superman: Secret Identity (http://www.dccomics.com/graphic-novels/superman-secret-identity) Greg and Rahul team up in Leon's absence to discuss the amazing four issue mini series from 2004! Superman: Secret Identity (http://www.dccomics.com/graphic-novels/superman-secret-identity) is the uplifting tale of a boy called Clark Kent in our real...

Duration: 01:01:01


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


008: Free Comic Book Day 2017!

5/14/2017
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It was Free Comic Book Day (http://www.freecomicbookday.com/), Greg traveled down to London to hang out with Rahul and Leon. We visited some comic shops to see what kinds of things were going on and took in an awesome art exhibition called The Art Of The Brick: DC Super Heroes (http://www.aotbdc.co.uk/about-the-exhibition/). We talk about our day and our favourites from the free comics we snagged! Including I Hate Image (http://www.freecomicbookday.com/Catalog/JAN170007), TMNT: Prelude To...

Duration: 00:59:53


007: "Mutant Without A Cause"

5/3/2017
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This episode: Greg has discovered his wildest fever dream in comic form, Namwolf (https://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/FEB171104)! Takes a trip to a vampire run BBQ joint in Texas with Redneck (https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/redneck-1), and discovers 'Cantik', music without the help of gods in Godshaper (https://shop.boom-studios.com/series/detail/616/godshaper). Leon has been correcting time paradoxes with The Infinite Loop...

Duration: 01:06:01


006: ACP Old Man Logan (2008-2009)

4/19/2017
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Ace Comicals Episode 006, SNIKT! Ace Comicals Presents Old Man Logan! We got excited by the recently released Logan movie and decided to visit the book that inspired it, the original 8 issue run of Old Man Logan! This story ran from 2008 to 2009 through Wolverine #66–72 and ended in Wolverine Giant-Size Old Man Logan. Nihilism, violence, farming and pacifism! Come listen as we get into what makes this book tick! So join us, listen and please subscribe...

Duration: 01:09:10


005: "Load Bearing Stack"

4/5/2017
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Welcome to episode 005! This episode: Greg gets buried alive in an avalanche of comics including Underwinter (https://imagecomics.com/comics/series/underwinter), God Country (https://imagecomics.com/comics/series/god-country), and Ghostbusters 101! (http://www.idwpublishing.com/product/ghostbusters-101-1/) Leon has been digging through some recent IDW stuff, namely Locke & Key - Small World (http://www.idwpublishing.com/product/locke-key-small-world/) and Darkness Visible!...

Duration: 01:10:35


004: ACP Power Man and Iron Fist (2016) Vol. 1

3/22/2017
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Ace Comicals Episode 004! SWEET CHRISTMAS! It’s Power Man and Iron Fist! Ace Comicals Presents the David F. Walker and Sanford Greene Power Man and Iron Fist comics! We thought we would read and review the first collected volume of this humour-charged run titled "The Boys Are Back In Town" This volume collects #1-5 of the current run, where our favourite, street level "Heroes For Hire" are back together! The original hero-buddies deal with some small, unfinished business that spirals out...

Duration: 00:51:30


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