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Now displaying: 2017
Dec 19, 2017

We discuss the big news about Disney soon owning the world, try to get our heads around Dick Tracy as a story for today’s kidz, and review a heap of exciting books. But, come on, obviously this episode is all about Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

SHOW NOTES
00.00 Intro & News
25.00 Reviews
- Excitement City Book 1
- Who Likes Short Shorts
- Murder She Zined
- Doctor Strange #381 & 382
- The Tea Dragon Society
- Batman Annual #2
- Mister Miracle #5
1:05.18 Feature Topic: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

 

Dec 3, 2017

It's that night of nights, the Rad Lounge Awards for the best in comics & pop culture in 2017! Plus in perhaps our latest derailment ever, we get an update on Larry's planning for the All-Dad Episode.

SHOW NOTES:
00.00 Top 3 Comics for 2017
1:01.43 Mystery Top 5s
1:30.00 BA's PA

Nov 19, 2017

When things are bleakest, you call the Justice League. But what happens when it's the Justice League that's the trouble in the first place? We try to solve the problem of DC's latest cinematic "masterpiece". Plus we discuss what a DC with Bendis looks like, and the future of Star Wars and X-men movie franchises.

SHOW NOTES:
00.00 Intro & News
21.57 Reviews:
- Fighting American #2
- All Time Comics: Atlas #1
- the art of Yuko Higuchi
- Doomed: the Untold Story of Roger Corman's the Fantastic Four
- Punisher #218
39.15 Feature Topic: Justice League review
57.58 BA's PA

Nov 16, 2017

Live from All Star Comics, it's Lucas's conversation with C.S. Pacat, author of the best-selling Captive Prince novels and now her first comic Fence, from Boom Studios. Talking sports manga, making the jump from prose to comics, the secret rivalry between badminton players and fencers, and the importance of seeing yourself represented in stories.

Nov 5, 2017

Odin's beard! It's a jam-packed episode as we talk Shazam casting, get musical in the Riverdale wrap-up, review a heap of great books (and some not so great), and then Thor Ragnarok divides the team - but who's got the heart of stone?

SHOW NOTES:
00.00 Intro & News
31.40 Reviews
- Dan Dare 1
- Fighting American 1
- Now 1
- Silver Surfer 14
- Captain Marvel 125
- Invincible Iron Man 593
- Jughead: The Hunger 1
1:15.37 Feature Topic: Thor Ragnarok
1:43.06 BA's PA

Oct 22, 2017

With the new season of Riverdale kicking off, we finally look back for a wrap-up of our feels on Series 1, and what we want from Series 2. Plus we talk Star Trek Discovery, the new Star Wars and New Mutants trailers, and have some #realtalk about Marvel Legacy.

SHOW NOTES:
00.00 News
27.26 Reviews
- Motor Crush Vol. 1
- Humans Vol. 1 & 2
- Those Guys Have All The Fun
- Marvel Legacy #1
- Runaways #1 & 2
58.34 Feature - Riverdale Wrap-Up / Trek Talk
1:20.27 BA's PA

Oct 8, 2017

Live from All Star Comics, it's our Episode 75 extravaganza featuring the return of all our favourite segments from the last 3 years - and the return of some old friends as well.

SHOW NOTES:
00.00 News
29.50 Reviews
52.06 Return of the Rad Lounge Quiz
1:15.10 BA’s PA

Sep 24, 2017

We pay tribute to Len Wein, discuss Mitchell's thing for Hellboy's pants, get lessons in walking like Tobey Maguire in Spider-Man 3, and chat with comics young gun Chris Gooch about his twisted new book Bottled.

SHOW NOTES:
00.00 Intro & News
37.28 Reviews
- Harry Potter and My Childhood Obsession
- Star Trek: Deviations
- Atomahawk
- Altamont: The Rolling Stones, the Hells Angels, and the Inside Story of Rock's Darkest Day
1:10.46 Feature: Chris Gooch Interview
1:36.08 BA's PA

Sep 10, 2017

We celebrate the 25th anniversary of Batman: The Animated Series, get in a possibly controversial discussion about Jack Kirby's legacy, and try to understand what the hell happened to Defenders.

SHOW NOTES:
14.53 News
32.15 Reviews
- There's Nothing There
- Night Business
- Batman / The Shadow 1-3
- Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Night
57.26 Feature Topic - Batman: The Animated Series
1:25.05 BA's PA
1:49.48 Defenders review

Aug 26, 2017

This episode we pick our favourite ever monster movies, with the help of writer/artist and monster expert Zander Cannon ("Kaijumax"). Plus an extra long batch of reviews - including a few contenders for our favourite books this year, and a monster rant from Larry.

SHOW NOTES:
00.00 Introduction
07.00 Reviews
- Darth Vader #1
- Avengers: Galactic Storm
- Swordquest #0-2
- The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye
- Your Pal Archie #1
- Marvel Generations: The Strongest
- Marvel Generations: The Best
- Marvel Generations: The Phoenix
42.21 Feature Topic: Our Favourite Monster Movies, with Zander Cannon ("Kaijumax")

Aug 13, 2017

This episode we talk to Will Simpson, concept and storyboard artist for Game of Thrones, about inventing the look for the biggest TV show on the planet. Plus we talk Mark Millar and Netflix's new comics empire and announce the winner of our Alf Stewart vs Doomsday meme competition!

SHOW NOTES:
00.00  Intro & News
12.20  Reviews
- Zodiac Starforce: Cries of the Fire Prince #1
- The Spirit: The Corpse-Makers #3
- Mouth Baby
- Extremity #6
- Secret Weapons #2
41.05  Feature Topic: Will Simpson interview
1:17.25  BA's PA

Jul 30, 2017

We're positively exploding with content and moustaches this episode. There's all the biggest news from San Diego Comic-Con - Stachegate, the latest twist in the Batfleck saga, a surprise Iron Fist 2 announcement, DC's vow to transform the industry, plus all the big new comics announcements. And we bring you a Q&A with creators Ryan Lindsay and Craig Bruyn about their new books Ink Island and Beautiful Canvas and their tips for getting your break in the industry!

SHOW NOTES:
00.00  Intro and San Diego Comic-Con News Wrap-up
1:23.28  Reviews
- Nailbiter Vol 6
- Blade of the Immortal Omnibus
- Accell #2
1:41.54  Feature Topic
2:08.53  BA's PA

Jul 16, 2017

We dive deep on the 2 biggest meet-cutes of 2017: Spider-Man and the Marvel Cinematic Universe; and Batman meeting Elmer Fudd. Plus a special preview of one of the year's most anticipated books: Tom King & Mitch Gerad's Mister Miracle!

SHOW NOTES:
00.00  Intro & News
27.40  Reviews
- My Favourite Thing Is Monsters
- Spider-Man: Master Plan
- Mister Miracle
- Thor Ragnarok: Prelude
- Batman/Elmer Fudd
1:11.50  Feature Topic - Spider-Man: Homecoming review
1:47.40  BA's PA

Jul 2, 2017

What a fortnight of big headlines it's been! So we give the news segment a promotion to feature status this week, as we sink our teeth into the future of the Fantastic Four in comics and film, Ron Howard taking the controls of the Millennium Falcon, Man-Baby Metallica screenings and more. Plus reviews (including Lucas's favourite book this year, Cankor), BA's PA, and a shocking reveal about Dave and Lucas's musical past.

SHOW NOTES:
00.00  Intro & News
55.27  Reviews
- Aquaman #25
- Peter Parker: Spectacular Spider-Man #1
- Cankor
- Shirtless Bear Fighter #1
- Spy Seal #1
- Ichi The Killer
1:30.37  BA's PA

Jun 18, 2017

Wonder Woman is taking the world by storm and this episode we discuss whether Diana's big screen debut lives up to the hype. Plus we hail the king as we discuss the first Black Panther trailer and we celebrate the life of the legendary Adam West.

SHOW NOTES:
00.00  Intro & News
14.35  Reviews
- Hillbilly #6
- Bug #1
- Doctor Strange #20
- Defenders #1
- Jughead: The Hunger One-Shot
- The Archies One-Shot
- Darth Vader #1
45.56  Feature Topic - Wonder Woman review
1:13.50  BA's PA

Jun 4, 2017

This episode we speak to the creators of FRAJER, the zine that asks you to draw TV’s favourite psychiatrist Frasier Crane from memory, and then we pay tribute to the late, great Roger Moore. Plus all the latest comics news, reviews and usual inanity.

SHOW NOTES:
00.00 Intro & News
28.55 Interview with Keith McLean, editor of the Frajer zine
45.22 Reviews
- Guardians of the Galaxy #2
- Secret Warriors #2
- Secret Weapons #1
- Coney's Best Cuts
- The Spirit: The Corpse-Makers #3
- Spencer & Locke #1
1:18.49 Feature Topic: Celebrating Roger Moore  
1:47.27 BA's PA

What's the next TV character you want drawn from memory for a zine? Should Lucas be getting on board the X-Men books? Are you excited about a Spider-Manless Tom Hardy Venom movie? We want to hear all of your thoughts and questions for BA’s PA - email us at info@radioactivelounge.com

May 21, 2017

What ISN'T in this episode? Besides talking bad massage experiences, the Hellboy reboot, Riverdale's Reggie-Gate, reviewing a heap of books AND debuting a brand new segment, we discuss the biggest news to hit the world since we all found out Prince Phillip had died. Plus we settle down for some #realtalk in the feature segment as we chart the highs and lows of the Alien movies and debate whether there's any future for the hallowed franchise.

SHOW NOTES:
00.00 Intro & News
42.00 Reviews
- Star Wars: The Screaming Citadel #1
- Swordquest #1
- Youngblood #1
- Catalyst: Noble #1
- Flophouse Presents: A Hairy Night in Wolfsburg
- Complete Eightball
01:16.40 Feature Topic
01:54.58 BA's PA

May 4, 2017

The whole team's here as we celebrate the biggest day of the comic book year, reviewing our 15 favourite books out this Free Comic Book Day! Plus we talk all the latest news and review Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Apr 23, 2017

It's a packed show as we dive deep on the X-Men Gold hidden messages controversy, to explain the story behind the scandal. Then we review some of the best upcoming comics including James Stokoe's stunning Aliens: Dead Orbit! And then we round things off by pulling out the ice cream and baring our souls about the comics that have made us cry. All this and more in Rad Lounge Episode 63!

SHOW NOTES:
00.00  Intro & News
29.25  Reviews
- The Flop House Presents: Cosmic Bowl
- Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky
- The Damned #1
- Secret Empire #0
- Aliens: Dead Orbit #1
- Shaolin Cowboy: Who'll Stop The Reign #1
54.00  Feature Topic - The Comics That Made Us Cry
1:20.05  BA's PA

Apr 9, 2017

Youtube's own Nerd Burger, Cazz, joins us in the lounge to talk about Jason Momoa's junk, Marvel's diversity woes, tazos, and the value (or not) of legacy characters in comics. Plus we review a ton of great books.

SHOW NOTES:
00.00  Intro
05.30  News
38.48  Reviews
- Flying Witch
- Suicide Squad / Banana Splits
- Iron Fist #1
- Beautiful Canvas #1
- Space Riders: Galaxy of Brutality #1
- Torn
- Star Trek: Waypoint #4
- A Wrong Turn At The Office of Unmade Lists
1:10.22  Feature Topic - Legacy Characters
1:36.36  BA's PA

Are you a fan of legacy characters or are you original flavour all the way? Send us your thoughts on that, diversity in comics, the Justice League and Spider-Man trailers, or anything else on your mind, at info@radioactivelounge.com. Or find us on Facebook and Twitter @RadLounge

Mar 26, 2017

If you're a fan of Nutella, Bernie Wrightson, Goosebumps, Iron Fist or ridiculing Iron Fist, this is the episode for you. Also, crying in movies.

SHOW NOTES:
00.00  Intro
06.25  News (including an interview with Game of Thrones concept designer & storyboard artist William Simpson about the legacy of Bernie Wrightson)
37.05  Reviews
- Man-Thing #1
- He-Man / Thundercats #6
- Monsters Unleashed #5
- Sun Bakery #1
- Head Lopper 5
- Rock Candy Mountain #1
- Saga #42
1:18.20  Feature Topic - Iron Fist review
1:53.00  BA's PA

Send us your thoughts on Iron Fist, Saga, crying in movies, or anything else on your mind, at info@radioactivelounge.com

Mar 11, 2017

Special guest Chuck Forsman (creator of TEOTFW, Revenger and Slasher) joins us as we serve up all the usual news & comics reviews, plus give the lowdown on latest X-Men film Logan - and we discuss Chuck's idiosyncratic and often headsplitting work, ranging from self-publishing to his very own upcoming Netflix series!

SHOW NOTES:
00.00 - Intro & News
20.05 - Comics Reviews
- Savage Dragon #220
- Weird Detective
- Demon #1
- Doctor Strange/The Punisher: Magic Bullets #3
- Hulk #3
38:13 - Logan movie review
1:00.35 - Feature Topic: Chuck Forsman interview
1:34:00 - BA's PA

Feb 26, 2017

News, reviews, and we talk the latest Comics TV: Riverdale, Legion, and Powerless. Plus we play a round of Bat-casting, and our "State of the Industry" discussion continues in BA's PA!

SHOW NOTES:
00.00  Intro & news
26.02  Reviews
- Archie #15 & 16
- Betty & Veronica #2
- Jughead #9
- The Effervescent Pill
- John Christie, Detective: A Consequent Engagement
- Slasher #1
- Heathen #1
- Power of the Dark Crystal #1
1:02.05  Feature: reviews of the latest comics TV - Riverdale, Legion and Powerless
1:47.00  BA's PA

Feb 12, 2017

Dave's back and everything's right again in the world. News; reviews; plus we talk with Josh Bayer, creator of All Time Comics - the new Fantagraphics superhero series bringing together an all-star roster of veteran and young indie creators like Herb Trimpe, Al Migrom and Ben Marra. And the discussion you've all been waiting for - the best way to make a fake poo.

SHOW NOTES:
00.00  Intro & News
32.25  Reviews
- The Fall & Rise of Captain Atom #1
- Dead No More: The Clone Conspiracy #4
- Amazing Spider-Man #23
- American Blood by Benjamin Marra
- Nash by Johan Pedersen
- Extremity by Daniel Warren Johnson
1:04.30  Feature Topic - a conversation with Josh Bayer, writer of All Time Comics
1:42.39  BA's PA

Send us your comics and pop culture thoughts, questions, hopes and dreams for BA’s PA at info@radioactivelounge.com, Radioactive Lounge on Facebook or @RadLounge on Twitter.

Jan 28, 2017

It's the second part of our mega show that kicked off in Episode 56. Larry gets grilled in BA's PA, and then we look at a tidal wave threatening to wash the comic book industry away if something is not quickly done.

This was recorded at the same time as Episode 56, so unfortunately that occasional crackle is still lurking around. Again, this one sounds better if you don't use headphones.

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