Some weeks, you don't record a podcast when you're ready. You record when you're awake. Rob had a long weekend of late nights being on call for his day gig, leading to a slim, two-hour window where he'd had enough coffee to be able to say something longer than his own name, yet not enough liquor to actively slur those things. And this strange state put him in a mood to rant. About the golden days of Marvel after the bankruptcy and before Civil War, when they were willing to take chances. About acceptable Mark Millar stories. About how Batman's most driving personality trait might be hoarding. And, God help us, how there might be redeeming qualities to Secret Empire. So strap in: this is a weird one, and we talk about all of those things, plus: Old Man Logan #25, written by Ed Brisson with art by Mike Deodato, Jr., Secret Empire #4, written by Nick Spencer with art by Leinil Francis Yu, Dark Days: The Forge #1, written by Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV, with art by Jim Lee, Andy Kubert and John Romita Jr., and The Defenders #1, written by Brian Michael Bendis with art by David Marquez!