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Fun Time Comics
58 minutes | Oct 12, 2015
Episode 15: Hey Look Gang, All New Number 1s!
Jessica and Mike are back to talk about books what were filled with fun for them, this past week! Warning: it gets a little bit spoilery in some of the discussion, so you might want to read up before tuning in!Bummer of the Week (7:52) - Marvel movies rescheduling and blatant comic book piracy Fun Books (17:46) - Amazing Spider-Man #1; Batman Robin Eternal #1; Paper Girls #1 Question of the Week (46:53) - What comic is so scary that it's fun?
41 minutes | Sep 29, 2015
Episode 14: Can’t Forget Frankie!
The good news is, we're back! The bad news is, Mike ends up with more homework. Somewhere in between all of that, Jessica confides in us that she *might* like Frankie from Batgirl just a bit. Maybe.Bummer of the Week (4:10) - Batman Day (what?!); damage done to old comics... Fun Books (10:51) - Batgirl #44; The Pitiful Human-Lizard #1; DC Bombshells Chapter 10 (DC digital first); Wild's End - The Enemy Within #1. Special Mention: Demon Knights. Question of the Week (29:31) - What fun comic book duo would you out together in an ongoing series?
38 minutes | Sep 22, 2015
Episode 13: Team Butthorn 2015!
By Jobs, these 2 butthorns have done it! It's time for another episode of Fun Time Comics! Fair warning: there's some salty language in this one, gang!Bummer of the Week (1:58) - DC cancellations (or not) and the reactions to them... Fun Books (10:10) - This week our theme is D4VE! We discuss the first 5 issue mini series, and the first issue of the new series!Question of the Week (29:14) - What book most enjoyably encapsulates a rite of passage or time period of your life?
47 minutes | Sep 15, 2015
Episode 12: Taking A Look At Licensed Books
This week we take a look at some of the licensed comics currently available for readers!Bummer of the Week (2:29) - no real bummers, other than illness and 'homework'... Fun Books (5:42) - Doctor Who comics (overview); My LIttle Pony: Friendship Is Magic #33; Green Lantern/Star Trek #3.Special Mention: Star Wars: Shattered Empire #1Question of the Week (37:43) - Which licensed comic book do you think is the most fun?Thanks for listening!
63 minutes | Sep 7, 2015
Episode 11: A Fairly Loose Definition Of The Word ‘Fun’
We're back with a double sized episode, to make up for last week's missed show, which was due to technical issues...which Jessica explains....err thanks for listening, gang!Bummer of the Week (1:42) - the price of comics these days... Fun Books (8:34) - Mockingbird: SHIELD 50th Anniversary #1; Batgirl #43; Green Lantern #44.Special Mentions: Silk #7, Zodiac Starforce #1, Cluster #7, We(L)Come BAck #1Question of the Week (48:53) - What change to a comic series' status quo was the most fun?
55 minutes | Aug 24, 2015
Episode 10: Totally In Love With Comics, Or Something
Yes, we're back with more comic-related shenanigans -and look, Ma, no DC books!Bummer of the Week (5:18) - Gender-crunching the Big 3... Fun Books (9:44) - Secret Wars: Secret Love 1, Star Wars 8, Rat Queens 11Question of the Week (36:35) - What comic had the longest absence or delay that drove you crazy?Thanks for listening!
45 minutes | Aug 17, 2015
Episode 9: Time for Heroes to be Reborn!
Yes, we are back! Your heroes, reborn! We also have a Bummer of the Summer, and someone mixes up baseball and basketball. Welcome to episode 9! Bummer of the Week (2:27) - Breaking up with a certain comics publisher / Accepting a comics budget into your life... Fun Books (12:07) - Star Trek/Green Lantern 2, Justice League United 12, DC Bombshells 1, and honourable mention to Batman 43Question of the Week (36:14) - When you are blue and you don't know what to do, what comic can you always turn to?Thanks for listening!
48 minutes | Jul 20, 2015
Episode 8: Too Many Good Books!
Welcome to episode 8! Bummer of the Week (4:27) - Poorly timed cultural appropriation by publishers... Fun Books (9:53) - Silver Surfer #13, Secret Identities #6, Black Canary #2, Doctor Fate #2Question of the Week (36:19) - What announcement out of San Diego Comic Con are you most excited for?Thanks for listening!
35 minutes | Jul 11, 2015
Episode 7: The Triumphant Return of Jessica and Mike!
HEY GANG! WE'RE BACK! Welcome to ep7! Bummer of the Week (4:31) - Irresponsibility in regards to historical context in comics.Fun Books (11:12) - Star Trek/Green Lantern 1; Gotham Academy 8; Justice League of America 2 - and special mention to Negative Space 1.Question of the Week - because we were on hiatus (and sick), we had no question for this episode, BUT we do ask a new question for the next episode!Thanks for listening!
35 minutes | Jun 12, 2015
Episode 6: Comics from the Past, Present and Future! (Kinda)
Welcome to ep6! Bummer of the Week (2:25) - Sales of unlicensed art prints / Attitudes towards transgender people Fun Books (8:15) - Justice League #41, Doctor Who: 9th Doctor #2, Gotham Academy #7Question of the Week (41:11) - What's the one series you would take to read on your summer vacation / road trip?Thanks for listening!
51 minutes | Jun 1, 2015
Episode 5: The Good, The Bummer And The Obscure
Welcome to ep5! We run slightly longer this week to make up for taking a break last week! Thanks for listening!Bummer of the Week (6:28) - Denver Comic Con 'Women In Comics' Panel Fun Books (13:36) - DC Comics Sneak Peaks: Black Canary / Batgirl, Prince Valiant #2, Swords of Sorrow: Masquerade Kato One ShotQuestion of the Week (41:11) - What was the last comic you read that was so good, you just HAD to tell a friend about it?
36 minutes | May 19, 2015
Episode 4: Howard the Duck - SIP Kids - D4VE
Welcome to ep4! Fair warning - we had some tech issues this ep, but in any case, thanks for listening!Bummer of the Week (5:15) - A-Force Article / Archie Comics Kickstarter / Supergirl Preview Reaction UPDATE: You can find a reblog of G. Willow Wilson's response to the A-Force article here - also, Jessica accidentally mentioned the New York Times, when she meant the New Yorker, as the publication that printed Dr. Lepore's piece. Apologies for any confusion. Fun Books (14:25) - Howard the Duck #3, SIP Kids #3, D4VE #4Question of the Week (31:03) - What's a comic you though wouldn't be fun, but turned out to be super fun?
42 minutes | May 11, 2015
Episode 3: Wonder Woman 77 - Swords of Sorrow - Unbeatable Squirrel Girl
Welcome to ep3! Thanks for listening!Bummer of the Week (4:01) - Civil disagreements (or lack thereof) / Universal destruction as plot device Fun Books (10:41) - Wonder Woman 77 Special, Swords of Sorrow #1, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #5Question of the Week (36:47) - What was the most fun Free Comic Book Day book that you read?
34 minutes | May 4, 2015
Episode 2: Convergence Shazam - Secret Avengers - Silk
Welcome to ep2! Thanks for listening!Bummer of the Week (1:05) - DC's treatment of creators of 'derivative characters' Fun Books (5:40) - Convergence: Shazam #1, Secret Avengers #15 and Silk #3 - special bonus mention of FCBD All New All Different Avengers #1Question of the Week (24:46) - What fun comic series was your favourite to read as a child?
32 minutes | Apr 27, 2015
Episode 1: Creepy - Flash Gordon - Unbeatable Squirrel Girl
Welcome to the show! Thanks for listening!Bummer of the Week (2:27) - A wide net is cast Fun Books (8:06) - Creepy #20, Flash Gordon #3 and Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #4 Question of the Week (24:46) - What current comic series is the most fun to read?
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