Episode 019 – “the Great Escape”

 

 

Happy Holidays! In an episode packed with holiday cheer (if not comics talk) the boys wax poetic about Christmas nerds and winter beards before touching on the remotely relevant. Gather around the fireplace as Josh offers up a dramatic reading from the Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay – the novel that left Ben with a 60-comic backlog.

 

The Escapist from Dark Horse, inspired by Michael Chabon's "Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay"

 

Eventually, we get to silver bells and brass tacks with yuletide rants about Cap: Reborn, Annuals, Web of Spider-Man and iTunes reviews. Josh swears off zombies but can’t quit Spidey Noir…. Ben stumbles under the mistletoe and gets gushy about New Avengers #59… And the Fa-la-la-la-loodgates open with talk of Blackest Night, Dark Reign, Deadpool, Excel sheets, the Kick Ass movie and a look ahead to 20X.

Music in this episode by: Ween, Mariah Carey, ZZ Top, Dispatch, Gwen Stefani and Jay-Z

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