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Mar 28, 2020

It's scary times but you can count on us to cover the big issues: Rosario Dawson's dating history, how they made the Six Million Dollar Child, and the time a rock icon tried to drown Larry. Plus we review a couple of major anniversary comics, we talk Star Trek: Picard, and we play “Guess That Tune” as you pitch your dream music biography comics.

SHOW NOTES:
00:00 Intro & News
39:50 Reviews
- Flash #750
- Robin 80th Anniversary Special
- Star Trek: Picard
- Pokemon: Sword
- Riven
1:14:12 Feature: dream music bio comics
2:23:24 BA’s PA

Mar 14, 2020

Sorry gang. Lots of shows being cancelled and yet no one has stopped this dumb podcast. This episode Lucas starts a flame war, Larry workshops his superhero name, Mitch gets aroused by the new Batmobile, and we get a very special voicemail.

SHOW NOTES:
00:00 Intro & News
1:04:13 Reviews
- X-Men #7
- Bowie: Stardust, Rayguns & Moonage Daydreams HC
- Spider-Man Noir #1
- Star Wars: Bounty Hunters #1
- Fire Power: Prelude TPB
1:53:43 BA’s PA

Mar 1, 2020

We analyse Dan Didio’s departure from DC, explore the next era of Star Wars, review the new Australia Burns comics anthology and the best Fantastic Four stories outside the FF series, and we talk about how DC’s introduction of its new character Punchline has perhaps damaged the comics industry.

SHOW NOTES:
00:00 Intro & news
36:48 Reviews
- Australia Burns
- Bowie: Stardust, Rayguns & Moonage Daydreams
- X-Men & Fantastic Four #1-2
- Giant-Sized X-Men #1
- Fantastic Four: Grimm Noir #1
- Wicked Things #1
- Wolverine #1
1:25:55 Feature: Punchline, DC and the speculator bubble
1:58:07 BA’s PA

Feb 15, 2020

It’s Suntory Time as we review whatever that Harley Quinn film is called this week, plus we talk Sam Raimi’s Tin Cup, and give you a sneak preview on this year’s most anticipated comic: Strange Adventures.

SHOW NOTES:
00.00 Intro & News
36.19 Reviews
- Hawkeye: Freefrall #1-3
- Green Arrow Rebirth
- Strange Adventures #1
- Superman: Heroes
- Gwen Stacy #1
- Immortal Hulk #31
01:23:16 Feature: Birds of Play review
01:49:18 BA’s PA

Feb 1, 2020

This one’s an emotional rollercoaster. Larry has his heart broken, Mitch almost gets “excited” about Doctor Who, and Lucas talks holding hands at the movies. Plus we preview Jonathan Hickman’s new blockbuster comic Decorum, and review the 2011 lost pilot for Locke & Key.

SHOW NOTES:
00:00 Intro & News
47:27 Reviews
- Avengers of the Wasteland #1
- Amazing Spider-Man #347 facsimile
- Guardians of the Galaxy #1
- Decorum #1
- Doctor Who
- Star Trek: Picard
1:22:40 Feature: Locke & Key 2011 review
1:40:00 BA’s PA

Jan 18, 2020

We name our best comics of the decade, interview the delightful Jess Parker about her new book The New Guards, and rank the hottest Riddlers. Why WOULDN'T you want to listen to this episode?

SHOW NOTES:
00:00 Intro
02:31 Jess Parker interview
03:12 News
1:01:30 Feature Topic: Best Books of the Decade
2:21:18 BA’s PA

Jan 4, 2020

In our post-New Year's stupor, we kick back for a relaxed, no format chat about a truckload of current books, Mitch's thoughts on Rise of Skywalker, and Larry's brave decision to see Cats.

SHOW NOTES:
Your idea is as good as ours, but we do review these comics:
- Star Wars #1
- Marauders #2-3
- New Mutants #3-4
- Marvel’s 2099 event
- Farmhand
- Dr Strange: Surgeon Supreme #1
- Thor #1
- Dark Knight Returns: The Golden Child
- Wonder Woman: Dead Earth, Book 1

Dec 24, 2019

Here's something we found under the tree.

Dec 21, 2019

It’s an all-screen spectacular as we wrap up Watchmen, catch up on The Mandalorian, and review The Rise of Skywalker. Plus possibly the most avant garde music break ever on the podcast.

SHOW NOTES
00:00 Intro & News
31:43 Watchmen (TV) full series review
57:42 The Mandalorian review
1:08:40 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker review

Dec 7, 2019

It's comics night of nights for another year as we count down the best books for 2019.

Nov 24, 2019

Lots of news this ep as we talk the proudest moment of the Disney Plus launch, the future of the DC streaming service and Henry Cavill's future with Superman. Then we get unusually grumpy in reviews, and go on a Comics Kontiki Tour... maybe?

SHOW NOTES:
00:00 Intro & News
40:46 Reviews
- 2099 Alpha #1
- Annihilation Scourge #1
- Event Leviathan #6
- X-Men: Grand Design vol. 3
- Everything #1-3
- Far Sector #1
- Fantastic Four: Grand Design #1
- Punisher: Soviet #1
- Captain Marvel #12
1:45:45 BA’s PA

Nov 9, 2019

We’re not locked in here with you. You’re locked in here with us. Unless you just don’t bother downloading. But then you’ll miss us talking all things Watchmen, from the original comic through prequels, sequels, movie and now the TV series. Plus some Green Lantern hot takes - and a major development in Larry’s quest to change his name.

SHOW NOTES:
00:00 Intro & News
22:55 Reviews:
- Watchmen
- Before Watchmen: Minutemen / Silk Spectre
- Doomsday Clock
1:04:10 Feature: Watchmen TV series review
1:35:35 BA’s PA

Oct 26, 2019

X-ray specs, sea monkeys, prizes and cash, this episode has it all as we take a stroll back through the ads of vintage comics. Plus more X-arguments, some spooky comics reviews for Halloween and possibly the strangest Hulk comic ever.

SHOW NOTES:
00:00 Intro & News
36:00 Reviews
- The Amazing Mary Jane #1
- The Immortal Hulk #25
- Marauders #1
- X-Men #1
- Strange Skies Over East Berlin #1
- A Visit From Midnight Mummy
1:15:20 Feature Topic: Vintage comic book ads
1:50:08 BA’s PA

Oct 13, 2019

Emotions get heated as the boys disagree over Joker, Hickman's X-Men, and whether Lucas should have brought them all Rebel Whoppers. Plus New York Comic-Con brings us possibly the weirdest DC rumour ever.

SHOW NOTES:

00:00 Intro & News
50:30 Reviews
- House of X #6
- Powers of X #6
- The Phantom #1850
- Smile OGN
- Ghost Rider #1
1:47:40 Feature Topic: Joker review
2:28:55 Sandman Tales

Sep 29, 2019

It’s the first ever Rad Lounge Book Club as a live Facebook video audience joins us to take on the event that started them all, Crisis On Infinite Earths. Plus all the usual news & reviews, and our first listener theme song!

SHOW NOTES:
00.00 Intro & News
33.10 Reviews:
- House of X #5
- Powers of X #5
- Spider-Man #1
- Trees: Three Fates #1
- Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium #1
1:10:55 Rad Lounge Book Club - Crisis on Infinite Earths

Sep 14, 2019

We make an early call this episode that it will be a weird one, and we're pretty sure we don't let you down. Blame It On Rio, love song dedications, the Jeremy Irons poll, an All-Media Show & Tell... and we talk about some comics along the way too, including a preview of Warren Ellis & Bryan Hitch's new Batman book!

SHOW NOTES:
00:00 Intro & News
26:23 Reviews:
- House of X #4
- Powers of X #4
- Amazing Spider-Man: Going Big #1
- Spawn #300
- Batman’s Grave #1
1:13:17 Feature Topic - All Media Show & Tell:
- Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
- The Sandbaggers
- Broken Earth trilogy
- Dark
- The Boys
2:00:48 BA’s PA

Sep 1, 2019

This episode is all about mistakes. We own up to our role in Spiderman leaving the MCU and DC Comics killing Alfred Pennyworth. And Larry Boxshall makes a factual error that may ruin his credibility for ever. The heat is on.

SHOW NOTES:
00:00 Intro & News
34.26 Reviews
- Powers of X #3
- House of X #3
- Stranger Things: Season 3
- Fantastic Four: 4 Yancy Street
- Batman Superman #1
- Marvel Comics #1000
- Money Shot #1
- Hashtag Danger #2
- Stone Fruit preview
1:30:15 Feature Topic: All about Alfred
1:53:55 BA’s PA

Aug 18, 2019

Rob Liefeld's woes, creepy song lyrics, and a giant pile of comics reviews. What better way to spend an anniversary episode?

SHOW NOTES:
00:00 Intro & News
31:29 Reviews
- House of X #2
- Powers of X #2
- Conan The Barbarian: Exodus
- Once & Future #1
- This Love So Brief
- Second Coming #1-2
- Punisher Kill Krew #1
- Sensational Spider-Man: Self-Improvement
- The Infinity War TPB
- Deathlok assorted
2:13:23 BA’s PA

Aug 4, 2019

The episode so entertaining we did it twice! Even the computer eating our first attempt at this show couldn't stop us from doing it all over again to review Jonathan Hickman's new X-era, and discuss Marvel's Phase 4 announcements, Eisner winners, and the next Tom King / Mitch Gerads joint.

SHOW NOTES:
00:00 Intro & News
55:50 Feature Reviews
- House of X
- Powers of X
1:33:20 BA’s PA

Jul 20, 2019

It’s another episode of blockbuster entertainment - at least in an era where Cats counts as a blockbuster. We try to get our heads around this year’s weirdest trailer and a bunch of other SDCC trailer disappointments, and review DC’s much discussed Walmart books. This episode has an official Jeremy Renner warning.

SHOW NOTES:
00.00 Intro & News
36.48 Reviews:
- Superman: Up In The Sky #1
- Batman Universe #1
- Wonder Woman: Come Back To Me #1
- Event Leviathan #2
- Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #1
- Black Hammer / Justice League #1
- Punisher Annual #1
- X-Men: The Seeds of Tomorrow
1:24.00 Feature Topic: SDCC trailers
1:53.52 BA’s PA

Jul 7, 2019

We review Spider-Man: Far From Home, talk the horror of DC’s horror publishing strategy, pick the best Black Cat stories ever, and give a farewell salute to Willie Tanner. Plus much, much more.

SHOW NOTES:
00.00 Intro & News
50.37 Reviews
- Archie vs Predator 2 #1
- Berserker Unbound #1
- JLA #1
- Savage Avengers #2
- Black Cat #1
1:17.45 Feature: Spider-Man: Far From Home
2:00.12 BA’s PA

Jun 23, 2019

The death of Vertigo came too late to talk about this episode. Instead we spend our time discussing a 30 year old Batman movie and nearly 30 year old X-Men series which still obsess pop culture. We’ll leave you to decide whether those two facts are connected.

SHOW NOTES:
00.00 Into & News
19.05 Reviews:
- Star Wars #108
- The Incredible Hulk: Last Call #1
- Superman: Year One #1
- Murder Falcon #8
- Superman: Leviathan Rising
- Lois Lane #1
- Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #1
1:05.57 Feature Topic: Batman ’89
1:44.45 BA’s PA

Jun 8, 2019

It's reunion season as another old friend returns, as we talk Godzilla: King of the Monsters, great licensed comics, the future of Vertigo Comics... and our new website obsession.

SHOW NOTES
00.00 Intro & News
30.18 Reviews
- DCeased #1-2
- Aama
50.15 Feature Topic: Godzilla King of the Monsters
1:30.02 BA’s PA

May 25, 2019

If you’re in the mood for big opinions, then this is the episode for you. Truth in comics marketing, the future of Batman on screen and on the page, the Dukes Of Hazzard - we’re taking on all the big guns. Plus talking about the oddest action figures ever.

SHOW NOTES:
00.00 Intro & News
39.50 Reviews
- Leviathan
- Silver Surfer: Black
- Daredevil #5
- Marvels Annotated #3
- Sara
1:13.25 Feature Topic: Action Figure Oddities
1:42.08 BA’s PA
2:05.10 Sandman Tales

May 12, 2019

This episode our young whippersnapper work-experience kid joins us, as we dive deep inside covers to pick our favourites ever. Plus the latest trailers have us trying to get our heads around a Marvel Cinematic Multiverse, Sonic the Hedgehog's teeth, and what the hell is happening in this new Watchman show.

SHOW NOTES:
00.00 Intro & News
58.46 Reviews:
- Deadly Class #36
- Lazarus Risen #1
- Low #21
- The Wildstorm #22
- The Wicked & The Divine #43
- Black Hammer ’45 #3
- Red Sonja & Vampirella Meet Betty & Veronica #1
- DC Year of the Villain #1
- Savage Avengers #1
- Heroes In Crisis #8
- Vault of Spiders #1
1:31.22 Feature: Comic Book Covers
2:06.44 BA’s PA

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