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Aug 1, 2020

We talk Snyder sneak previews and Comicsgate controversies, get excited about 3 new Image comics and nostalgic about an Image classic. And we talk to the team behind Planet Divoc 91, a new webcomic using the medium to help young people deal with the pandemic.

SHOW NOTES:
00:00 Intro & News
36:10 Reviews
- Hedra
- Queen & Country - Def Ed 1
- Pulp
- JSA: The Golden Age #1-2
- Gen 13
- Big Girls #1
1:24:47 Feature Topic: Planet Divoc 91 interview
1:51:03 BA’s PA

Jul 18, 2020

This episode we talk the X-Men's greatest cry-babies, the greatness of Daniel Warren Johnson's Wonder Woman: Dead Earth, and talk to writer John Layman (Chew, Outer Darkness) about his return to the Chewniverse with new series Chu. Oh, and Mitch has news.

SHOW NOTES:
00:00 Intro & News
53:10 Reviews:
- Wonder Woman: Dead Earth
- Empyre #1
- Negan Lives
- Savage Dragon #250
1:19:38 Feature: John Layman
1:53:00 BA’s PA

Jul 4, 2020

Talking the best superhero cartoon you've never seen, the latest pillaging of the Dark Horse catalogue, Matthew Allison's fabulous comic Cankor, and a bunch of deaths - including the death of Lucas's favourite comic.

SHOW NOTES:
00:00 Intro & News
29:40 Reviews:
- Cankor
- Fire Power
- Outer Darkness / Chew
1:07:40 Feature: Harley Quinn
1:31:54 BA’s PA

Jun 20, 2020

It's a double-feature extravaganza! First Mal Briggs from Impact Comics joins us to discuss what Covid-19 and DC's recent distribution bombshell mean for retailers. Then we pay tribute to the career of the late great Denny O'Neil.

SHOW NOTES:
00:00 Intro & News
10:45 State of the Industry
1:05:28 Tribute to Denny O’Neil
1:42:03 BA’s PA

Jun 6, 2020

The boys are back in town - literally! Mitch, Larry and Lucas gather under one roof at All Star Comics for the first time in months, and anarchy ensues. Plus Eisner nominations, more comics cancellations, and we review the end of Star Wars: Clone Wars.

SHOW NOTES:
00:00 Intro & News
1:06:03 Reviews
- Under Earth
- Dead Day
- Catwoman 80th Anniversary Oneshot
1:21:57 Feature: Star Wars: Clone Wars
1:50:22 BA’s PA

May 23, 2020

Mitch is back, what else do you need to know? We also talk the Snyder Cut, the death of 5G, and pay tribute to Jerry Stiller and Fred Willard.

SHOW NOTES:
00:00 Intro & News
51:27 Reviews:
- The Comedians, by Kliph Nesteroff
- Batman: Contagion
- Blood of the Virgin by Sammy Harkham (Crickets 3-6)
1:08:30 Feature Topic: Ask Mitch Anything
1:37:45 BA’s PA

May 10, 2020

It’s another fortnight in lockdown with your buds talking Demolition Man sequels, 70s Marvel kung fu comics, and the best TV themes to be played by high school brass bands.

00:00  Intro & News
1:06:58  Reviews:
- Code of honour
- Avenue 5
- Hellblazer: City of Demons
- The Morning Show
- Star Wars: Darth Maul
- Motherland
1:45:29  BA’s PA

Apr 25, 2020

Daniel Best, author of The World vs Todd McFarlane, joins us to talk the mysteries of McFarlane. Plus: the Aussie comic artist turned spy, "condemned" 40s strip Miss Fury, and we invent the Alan Moore bedtime story phone line.

SHOW NOTES:
00:00 Intro & News
34:38 Reviews
- Batman: The Black Mirror
- All Star Batman & Robin
- Da & Dill
- Tarpe Mills & Miss Fury: Sensational Sundays 1944 - 1949
58:54 Feature Topic: Todd McFarlane
1:36:04 BA’s PA

Apr 12, 2020

Jess Kitty Parker joins us as we revel in the joys of #sixfanarts, celebrate the life of legendary MAD artist Mort Drucker, pitch a Doogie Houser spin-off, discuss the madcap world of Tezuka’s Black Jack, catch up on Netflix’s She-Ra, and remember 90s music diva Betty Boo.

SHOW NOTES:
00:00 Intro & News
32:42 Reviews:
- Azarello’s Hellblazer
- Bendis & Immonen’s All-New X-Men
- Spencer & Ottley’s Amazing Spider-Man
- The Abominations
- The Golden Age
- The Fire That Never Goes Out
- By Chance or Providence
- Madman Vol. 2: Madman Adventures
- Black JacK Vol. 2
1:05:53 Feature: She-Ra and the Princesses of Power review
1:28:24 BA’s PA

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

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