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Awesomed By Comics Podcast
63 minutes | Oct 13, 2016
ABCP Episode 173 -- OCTOBER SURPRISE
Oh hiiiiiiiiiiii. Sorry, we've been locked out of the house for the past two years, nine months and 12 days, it was incredibly inconvenient, the cats are pissed. The point is, since the last episode of Awesomed By Comics, we've had another kid, moved, had a combined four jobs and blah blah blah you don't care. The point is, we got away this weekend and bought some comics and recorded an episode to talk about those comics, some of which are new this (last) week, some of which are not, all of which confused us because what is even going on in comics. We don't know when this will happen again, so join us as we struggle through. MISSED U BBs.
70 minutes | Jan 1, 2014
ABCP Episode 172 - THIS IS NOT A DRILL
Happy New Year! In this episode of Awesomed By Comics, we talk about some books we missed, wonder what happened to events, and look back on--what? Why are you looking at us like that? Why is that vein popping out of your forehead, are you having a--wait why are you screaming STOP SCREAMING! WE'RE SORRY, WE'RE SORRY OKAY?!? WE'VE BEEN BUSY! WE STILL LOVE YOU! WE'LL CHANGE, WE PROMISE WE'LL CHANGE!! So yeah, after nine months of three job changes each, two coasts, lots of stress eating and zero podcasts, we bring you a brand-spanking-new episode of Awesomed By Comics to kick off 2014. It's not a Year In Review show because we had very little year to review, and it's not a Week In Review show because we talk about comics over several weeks, but it is a real show and we did put in effort so we hope you'll give us another chance. Our New Years Resolution is to do this at least once a month, so we're counting on you to HOLD OUR ASSES ACCOUNTABLE. Special thank you to guest star , and to each and every one of you who bothers to listen. LET'S GO 2014! USA! USA!
57 minutes | Mar 10, 2013
ABCP Episode 171 - DIE HARDERER
This episode of Awesomed By Comics is not to be confused with Episode #170, which was fully recorded and edited (on Oscar Night no less), but then infected with a technovirus and now lives in its own pocket universe where you can hear it if you listen extremely closely during the 187th minute of R.E.M. (the sleep, not the band). We're actually at a place where we're giving awards to the current week's comics, although it may or may not be the same current week when this is actually released, you'll never know. Thanks for hangin in, partners.
176 minutes | Jan 9, 2013
ABCP 2012 Year In Review
Yearly Awards for what we thought this weekend was the best of the last year! Turns out we only did 10 shows last year. We're shooting for at least a 50% increase this year. There's a TON of stuff we didn't get to read - so tell us what your favorites were! What did the fish say to the other fish in the fish place? Something smells fishy to me!
64 minutes | Nov 26, 2012
This episode features a show within our usual show within a show, so you know it'll be special! Lots of winners from the last few weeks. And from this week too, because Aaron didn't know we could go back and use previous weeks. If he did, all of his winners would be from Maus. The most important thing is that you go to and listen to The Ampersands' latest album, then purchase it if you enjoy it! That way we can make more albums, and also make more goofy theme songs and fake commercials for you guys.
60 minutes | Oct 29, 2012
75 minutes | Aug 30, 2011
ABCP Episode #149
This episode of the Awesomed By Comics Podcast is brought to you by the hurricane that we pretty much slept right through, and which did not give us an opportunity to bond while "hunkering down" but which was also far less destructive than it could have been which in the long run is a better thing for everyone. Winny wins this week for Mystery Men, Gotham City Sirens, Space Wolverines, Punishers, Captains America and Buckies and Confusingly-numbered Iron Man minis. We bid a fond farewell to this confusing iteration of Wonder Woman, and lament that the last-ever appearance of Oracle was as a side character in a hack-ass book. Plus Dr Who, Zelda, Vs. System, Pokemon Board Games, Iron Man Armored Adventures, The Origin of Stan, AND MANY MORE! The 150th is nigh! Be aware of street preachers and disco remixes! As always, leave your comments or picks on and if you like the show.
64 minutes | Aug 22, 2011
ABCP Episode #148
As we creep closer to our 150th show, this episode is brought to you by the return of the Zen Koan .... which quickly devolves into rap videos and masturbation jokes. Many loves for Daredevil, All Nighter, Journey Into Mystery, The Stuff of Legend, Generation Hope, and Power Girl. Not many loves for talksploitation comics and the death of fun. Many shenanigans including several trips to the MyTube, followed by FriendFace and BookSpace. Also we need a damn window in our studio. Or at the very least, a donkey with a box fan attached to it who can mill about the house spreading its cool donkey breeze. As always, leave your comments or picks on and if you like the show.
66 minutes | Aug 15, 2011
ABCP Episode #147
Whoa Nelly! This 147th episode of the Awesomed By Comics Website is brought to you by a little speed lesson! You got a need for speed? Then let's rev it up! Speed-style! VROOM VROOM VROOOOOOOOM. This week we bid a melancholy and vaguely disappointing farewell to Batgirl, which has been one of the entire industry's most solid titles, month-after-month, for the last two years, and whose lead character is not going to be appearing in the relaunch stuff for a while anyway. We also bid a lousy farewell to this incarnation of Birds of Prey, who deserved better than the sendoff they got. As Thor might apparently say, "Weak sauce, brah. Totes weak sauce." The Unwritten takes an interesting turn, and might be setting itself up for a pretty ballsy move, while Cloak and Dagger make a relationship book work in the midst of an event tie-in. Plus Squrlgurl. As always, leave your comments or picks on and if you like the show!
95 minutes | Aug 9, 2011
ABCP Episode #146
This extra-long episode of the Awesomed By Comics is brought to you by us soliciting ideas for our (now just four episodes away!!) 150th anniversary! That's right, Awesomed By Comics has been around for 150 years, 1874-2011!! Yes it does. Several of those years count as two or even three, if the crops were particularly bountiful. Anyway, this week renewed a lot of our faith in comics. Strong debuts for Rachel Rising, Severed, The Punisher, The Cape, Snarked and oh yeah, a certain new Ultimate hero. Strong endings for Secret Six and that thing about tennis which was silly but we loved it anyway. Plus great weeks for Irredeemable, Sweet Tooth, Thunderbolts, Hulk - MAN what a good week for comics. Also we talk about Iron Man Armored Adventures Season Two, which is off to a great start, and the next-to-last step for my band's next record which I've been working on and talking about for seriously at least two years. As always, leave your comments or picks on and if you like the show!
80 minutes | Jul 31, 2011
ABCP Episode #145
Hey! You know what? This episode of the Awesomed By Comics Podcast is brought to you by Horse Quotes, which we invite you to send in at your earliest convenience. We talk a little bit about the last couple weeks of books, recap the best and not-so-best of what we saw at SDCC, AND do our usual show about this week's books! It's like getting one and a quarter shows for the price of having to wait an extra two weeks! Which is not a very good deal at all! Venom, Gotham City Sirens, and Ultimate Fallout were all standouts this week, as were the first Ultimate Fallout and the debut of the all-new, all-not-miserable-anymore Daredevil. Meanwhile, an Eevee family was adorable and Dan DiDio was a colossal jackass at SDCC, but it appears DC is at least going to make an effort to address some of the concerns raised during its panels. (although we learned that too late to talk about it on the show.) Plus other stuff which I forget what it was because we recorded this a thousand days and three billion time zones ago. As always, leave your comments or picks on and if you like the show!
72 minutes | Jul 11, 2011
ABCP Episode #144
This episode of the Awesomed By Comics Podcast is brought to you by , which you can (and should) get to by googling "Wailord Pringles." Look, we did it for you, . Anyway, we're on that show this week as well, talking about Pokemon for a couple of hours. If you're the kind of person who listens to our show and thinks "man oh man, I wish they would just shut up about comics and get back to Pokemon!" (like I would be, if I listened to our show) then this is the show for you! If you're one of those people who merely tolerates our Pokemon talk, or even has complained about it in the comments or in email, then this is probably not the show for you, but we encourage you to download it anyway even if you have no intention of listening to it - just to make us look more influential than we are. Just download it and delete it, they'll never know. Unless they read this. Which they probably will. SHIT I SHOULD NOT HAVE EATEN THE BACKSPACE KEY ON THIS KEYBOARDE. Big wins this week for Generation Hope #8, Sweet Tooth #23, Secret Six #35, Spider Girl #8, Irredeemable #27 (and part of #26 - you'll see) and Thunderbolts #160. Plus despite some serious love for both Flashpoint and Fear Itself, we've got some ... issues. (one of which is too many damn Juggernauts. The other - we probably shouldn't describe here.) As always, leave your comments or picks on and if you like the show!
64 minutes | Jul 4, 2011
ABCP Episode #143
This episode of the Awesomed By Comics Podcast is brought to you by the fact that you can pay Nick Spencer three bucks or some 80 year-old painter a lot more (we're assuming) for basically the same idea. Great week for some old-school avenging, some classic X-Mens bantering, some Harley bitchery, and goddamnit, why isn't Bruce Wayne building schools and funding fire departments and neighborhood watch organizations and whatnot? Also despite that Prelude to Schism will make us "understand what leads to the Schism that is coming!" why does it do no such thing? Also why does Montreal hate Pokemon? Also who is "Safeword?" Also should we get the Ocarina of Time 3DS remake? Or should Evie play it on the Wii? OR should we go get the N64 from the basement? SO MANY QUESTIONS HALP!! As always, leave your comments or picks on (where you can also see a picture and get the recipe for Pasta and Vegetables!) and if you like the show!
83 minutes | Jun 27, 2011
ABCP Episode #142
This episode of the Awesomed By Comics Podcast is brought to you by special guest Ron Richards from iFanboy, who stops by in Evie's absence to talk about the books that came out this week, as well as one that came out a month ago, but Aaron's backup shop mislabeled. WHADDYAGONNADO. Big wins for David Hahn's All Nighter, Fraction and Coipel's Thor work, the second Rocketeer Adventures from IDW and the avocado-fueled adventures of Blake Griffin and whoever the hell "Carl" is. Some tempered complaints about the Ultimate Spidey spoiler and DC's weird-ass "cat in the tree" excuse, and Ron reveals his fear of cosplay and promises to come to New Jersey for episode 225. As always, leave your comments or picks on (where you can also see a picture and get the recipe for Pasta and Vegetables!) and if you like the show!
72 minutes | Jun 20, 2011
ABCP Episode #141
This episode of the Awesomed By Comics Podcast is brought to you by a nine year-old who returned to his 3rd-grade class the joy of Pokemon through the power of persuasive letter-writing. We saw the Green Lantern movie (and didn't pay for it, thanks to .) and then we watched the Green Lantern cartoon thing, and we gave a bunch of awards to Power Girl and Batgirl, two of the strongest and most appealing female characters in comics, both of whom we only have a few more months to enjoy in their current incarnations. Crap to not knowing what the hell is going on in X-Men Schism and we break down why the interview format worked well in Guardians of the Galaxy but it's annoying as all hell in Avengers. But the real star of this show is PASTA AND VEGETABLES. As always, leave your comments or picks on (where you can also see a picture and get the recipe for Pasta and Vegetables!) and if you like the show!
70 minutes | Jun 15, 2011
ABCP Episode #140
This episode of the Awesomed By Comics Podcast is brought to you by Whale Facts, all of which are at least 140% true, and contain 0 grams of trans fat. In a week with a billion firsts and lasts, wins for Empowered, Mystery Men, 15 Love, Journey into Mystery, Unwritten, Kevin Keller, Birds of Prey, Rocket n' Groot, and others. We also briefly discuss the X-Men movie but spend more time on Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark because you guys all saw X-Men and every 45 minutes someone else writes something new and smart about it. As always, leave your comments or picks on and if you like the show!
45 minutes | May 31, 2011
ABCP Episode #139
Boy, this is a weird one. And not in an especially memorable way, except that we do break into Bobby Darin's Beyond the Sea partway through. Evie's sick as , , and this week, and didn't have the energy to both make her list AND do the show, so we did the show just based off of Aaron's list, with Evie never having to exercise her veto power except for the categories where Image's The Mission #4 won stuff, because she hasn't been reading that. But she should be, as should all of you, because it's good, but I don't want to tell you what it's about because that would ruin some of the surprise. Also FF, Catwoman, Strange Adventures and X-Men win, while Green Lantern and Secret Avengers lose in ways that are trite and goofy, respectively. Oh and also, there's a brief technical hiccup where we lost the signal to the studio from our living room. SEE IF YOU CAN SPOT IT. (hint - I replaced the silence with the pokemon battle music, some cats and a gong.)Oh and also also, if I were a betting man, which I am not, which is good because I would lose a lot of money based on how bad I am at cell phone poker, but that's beside the point, I would bet on there not being a show next week as I'm heading to Atlanta on Sunday. But you never know, stranger things have happened. . That's a strange fish. And clearly it has happened. As always, leave your comments or picks on and if you like the show!
68 minutes | May 25, 2011
ABCP Episode #138
This episode of the Awesomed By Comics podcast is brought to you by life's questions. Questions like: 1) What is the traditional dance of Assam? 2) Has Rod Stewart ever been in a comic? 3) What was the name of the OTHER "Enigma" song? 4) What is Aaron's name? 5) How can we get the kitten to stop going through the garbage? And also we talk comics a little bit, with the cute little category thing that we do. Great weeks for usual suspects X-Factor and Power Girl, some Ultimate business leads to some Ultimate confusion, I'm pretty sure we dedicate an "eh" joke or two to Alpha Flight, and also Man Bull. BTW - expect holiday hijinx (hyjinx? "Hi ?") to lead to another late show next week. As always, leave your comments or picks on and if you like the show!
48 minutes | May 18, 2011
ABCP Episode #137
This episode of the Awesomed By Comics Podcast is brought to you, once again, by the Spectacular Superfriends Show, which has become even more spectacular since last time, if you can believe that! Loki and Savoy steal the show, with additional wins for Abnett & Lanning's solid start to New Mutants, a fun villain reveal in Birds of Prey, and Sue Storm's awesome hair. Also Smallville was Smallville for the last time. But seriously, come to the show on Thursday. You'll be awesomed by it. As always, leave your comments or picks on and if you like the show!
66 minutes | May 9, 2011
ABCP Episode #136
This episode of Awesomed By Comics is brought to you by on May 19 at Littlefield in Brooklyn, starring , (aka Aaron), Michael Kupperman, Daniel St. Germain and Chris Gethard, the proununciation of which we experiment upon (was really trying not to end this sentence with a preposition). We of course talk about the new eye-candy Thor movie, as well as excellent editions of Heroes for Hire, Herc, Annihilators, Sweet Tooth, Blue Estate and Secret Six. Fear Itself continues to inspire ambivalence, which does not mean indifference so please don't yell at us. As always, leave your comments or picks on and if you like the show!
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