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Now displaying: 2018
Dec 29, 2018

Look, we won’t lie. This one gets a little loose as we have a drink and say farewell to our co-host Dave, while talking Aquaman, Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse, doppelgängers, Larry’s time displacement and a bunch of comics new and old.

SHOW NOTES:
00.00 Intro & News
39.25 Reviews
- Ms Marvel Vol 2: Generation Why
- Shazam #1
- Marvel Action: Avengers #1
- X-Force #1
- Conan The Barbarian #1
- Guardians of the Galaxy #1
- Plastic
- Juni Ito’s Frankenstein
1:20.08 Feature Topic: Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse & (@1:50.36) Aquaman
2:27.28 BA’s PA

Dec 15, 2018

Here it is, the biggest event of the comics year - the Rad Lounge Awards for 2018! We celebrate the dozens of amazing comics that came out this year, as we name our Top 5 books. Then, at 1 hour 48 minutes, things get weird.

SHOW NOTES:
00.00 Intro
10.15 Our Top 5 comics for 2018
1:48.50 Random Top 5s

Dec 1, 2018

This ep we share our favourite comics crossovers, investigate Gary Coleman’s influence on 90s comics, talk crying in cafes, ask how DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is actually a show on television, and chat about horror storytelling with Tatiana Davidson, creator of Coney’s Best Cuts and Black Fish.

SHOW NOTES:
00.00 Intro & News
23.33 Reviews:
- Masanori Ushiki
- DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
- Dalston Monsters
- Everything We Miss
- Archie #700
- Marvel Action: Spider-Man #1
1:02.14 Feature Topic: Tatiana Davidson interview
1:23.30 BA’s PA

Nov 17, 2018

Want an in-depth discussion about the life and legacy of Stan Lee? ‘Nuff said. Unless you also want talk about premeditated double denim, the hairstyles of Kurt Russell, and comics that have made us mad, in which case we have that too this episode.

SHOW NOTES:
00.00 Intro & News
22.36 Reviews
- Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor #1
- Mars Attacks #1
- Action Comics #1004
- The Green Lantern #1
- The Other Side of the Wind
- They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead
- Immortal Hulk #8
1:04.44 Feature Topic: Stan Lee Retrospective
1:58.05 BA’s PA

Nov 4, 2018

Halloween may be over but you'll still have a devilish time this episode, as we talk the new Netflix series of Daredevil and The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, and do some spoooooooky comic reviewing. Plus a dream - and a brand new segment!

SHOW NOTES:
00.00 Intro & News
21:04 Reviews
- Wytches Bad Egg Halloween Special
- Batman / The Maxx: Arkham Dreams
- Vampironica #4
- Venom Annual #1
- Superman #4
- Jessica Jones GN
1:01.27 Feature Topic: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina & Daredevil
1:46.00 BA’s PA
2:02.21 Sandman Tales

Oct 21, 2018

We’d like to say this episode is about comics but it’s more about Doogie Howser, summer flings and bad New Years Eve experiences. But we do sneak in reviews of a few new comics not to miss, and we review the 2 surefire disasters of this year, Venom and Titans - and discover neither were quite what we were expecting.

SHOW NOTES:
00.00 Intro & News
20.15 Reviews:
- My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies
- Outer Darkness #1-2
- Exorsisters #1
- Murder Falcon #1
- Batman Vol. 2: I Am Suicide
- The Spectre (2002) #15-17
59.00 Feature Topic: Venom & Titans reviews
1:41.28 BA’s PA

Oct 6, 2018

We pay tribute to the late, great Norm Breyfogle and Carlos Ezquerra, two titans whose art was synonymous with Batman and Judge Dredd. And we chime in on Bendis’s new line of teen comics, along with a ton of other news coming out of New York Comic-Con.

SHOW NOTES:
00.00 Intro & News
42.20 Reviews
- Heroes In Crisis #1
- Batman: Damned #1
- Border Town #1 & 2
53.15 Tribute to Breyfogle & Ezquerra

Sep 22, 2018

As the Rad Lounge makes a fresh start for a new era, we check in on Marvel's own Fresh Start to review how the line's relaunch is going. Plus our theories about Henry Cavill and reviews of some awesome new comics.

SHOW NOTES:
00.00 Intro & News
25.14 Reviews:
- Murder Falcon #1 & 2
- Cobra 2, Act 1
- Action Comics #102
- Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man Vol. 1
- Archie 1941 #1
- Fantastic Four #2
- The Punisher #1
56.33 Feature Topic: Marvel Fresh Start catch-up
1:31.50 BA’s PA

Sep 8, 2018

After interviewing the legendary Frank Miller, the guys settle in to answer one quick letter. Thanks for 100 episodes, everyone!

Aug 24, 2018

This episode is shaken, stirred and then spilt all over the table in the final 15 minutes. It’s Lucas’s birthday and he’s doing whatever he wants. That means Downton Abbey news and a whole feature topic about James Bond with the artist of the new 007 ongoing comic, Marc Laming, joining the fun. Just be thankful it was recorded before the news dropped that Danny Boyle had left Bond 25, or it would have gone even longer!

SHOW NOTES:
00.00 Intro & News
20.32 Reviews
- Crowded #1
- Coda #1
- Sabrina by Nick Drnaso
- Superman #2
- Pearl #1
47.32 Feature Topic: James Bond
1:46.03 BA’s PA
2:04.06 Sandman Tales

Aug 11, 2018

It’s all about going back, this episode. We talk TV going back in time with reboots of Alf, Facts of Life and the return of Captain Picard. We review the return of the FF in Fantastic Four #1, plus a bunch of other books. Then we talk about all the calls we wish we could go back and change, as we admit “We Got It Wrong”.

SHOW NOTES:
00.00 Intro & News
30.54 Reviews
- Paper Girls Vol. 4
- Death of the Inhumans #2
- Fantastic Four #1
- Catwoman #2
- Black Badge #1
57.10 Feature: We Got It Wrong
1:27.53 BA’s PA

Jul 29, 2018

This episode we discuss erotic landmarks, charge headlong into the mass of San Diego Comic-Con news, highlight some of last year’s best Australian comics, and then reveal the secret of Larry’s letter-writing past.

SHOW NOTES:
00.00 Intro & News
35.54 Reviews
- Hawkman #2
- Sparks
- Monstress Vol. 1
- Slasher
- The Push Man and Other Stories
- Archie Meets Batman ’66 #1
- Venom #4
- Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk
1:00.00 Feature Topic: Aussie comics spotlight
1:27.07 BA’s PA

Jul 14, 2018

We celebrate the career of Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko, review Ant-Man and The Wasp, have some juicy group reviews of latest blockbuster comic 1st issues of Die Die Die, Superman and Amazing Spider-Man, AND talk more about ghostly encounters and weird dreams.

SHOW NOTES:
00.00 Intro & News, inc
09,50 News Special: Steve Ditko retrospective
38.25 Reviews
- Die Die Die #1
- Superman #1
- Amazing Spider-Man #1
1:17.04 Feature Topic: Ant-Man and The Wasp review
1:44.48 BA’s PA
1:55.28 Sandman Tales

Jul 1, 2018

Furries, our favourite BDSM superheroes, Jared Leto, manga... What more do you want from us?

SHOW NOTES:
00.00 Intro & News
27.53 Comics Reviews:
- The Sentry #1
- Hawkman #1
- Yakai: Night Mystery
47.13 Feature Topic: Manga Spotlight
1.35:55 BA’s PA

Jun 16, 2018

Chris Pine’s Wonder Woman 2 leisure wear, phallic hot dog dreams, a Vertigo reboot, more Ben Affleck drama, a whole bunch of number 1 issues AND Larry’s guide to the Hulk. What DOESN’T this episode have?

SHOW NOTES:
00.00 Intro & News
28.26 Reviews:
- Deadpool #1
- Immortal Hulk #1
- Justice League #1
- Thor #1
- Mage: The Hero Denied #9
57.58 Feature Topic: The Essential Guide to the Hulk
1:25.20 BA’s PA
1:36.30 Sandman Tales

Jun 3, 2018

Look, we're talking Bendis's first full Superman comic, Deadpool 2 AND Solo, so there was no way in hell this one was going to come in under 2 hours. We also talk families in comics, Penguin casting and our favourite ever concerts.

SHOW NOTES:
00.00 Intro & News
32.20 Reviews
- Black Lightning / Hong Kong Phooey
- Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles #5
- Man of Steel #1
- Amazing Spider-Man #800
- Caddyshack: The Making of a Hollywood Cinderella Story
1:26.27 Feature Pt 1: Deadpool 2 review
1:54.19 Feature Pt 2: Solo review
2:32.57 BA’s PA

May 20, 2018

This ep we give Mitch an anxiety attack talking about comic book vending machines, we review DC's latest big book DC Nation #0, we learn about Australia's forgotten Golden Age superheroes, and we achieve a personal best in dream analysis. And much more.

SHOW NOTES:
00.00 Intro & News
31.17 Reviews:
- DC Nation #0
- Avengers #1
- Justice League: No Justice #1
- Squishzine Brunstown #2 & #3
1:07.09 Feature Topic: Australia’s Golden Age superheroes
1:45.22 BA’s PA
1:57.22 Sandman Tales

May 1, 2018

It's the biggest day of the comics year, the biggest film of the year, & a big blockbuster of a Rad Lounge to boot. We give you the inside scoop on which Free Comic Book Day books to get, then review Avengers: Infinity War. And then BA’s PA and an all-new dream to analyse!

SHOW NOTES:
00.00 Intro & News
14.55 FCBD Preview
1:21.22 Feature Topic: Avengers Infinity War review
2:01.51 BA’s PA
2:09.16 Sandman Tales

Apr 21, 2018

We celebrate the Man of Steel’s 80th birthday with a chat about the fantastic Action Comics #1000, share our favourite Superman moments along the way, discuss what makes the character so great and such a challenge to write, and then address the elephant in the room - THAT Bendis story and what it means for Superman’s future. Plus a mega BA’s PA, more dream analysis, and Larry’s sleeping secrets.

SHOW NOTES:
00.00 Intro & News
15.06 Reviews
- Andre The Giant
- The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling
- The Weatherman #1-2
- X-Men: Grand Design, Book 1
50.40 Feature Topic: Action Comics #1000
1:26.49 BA’s PA

Apr 8, 2018

In anticipation of the release of Avengers: Infinity War, we go to war with each other to determine the official Rad Lounge ranking of the best and worst Marvel Movies. Enjoy Mitchell having an actual embolism trying to avoid giving his views on Black Panther. Plus the return of the Riverdale Wrap-Up and advanced reviews of a whole bunch of great new Number 1 issues.

SHOW NOTES:
00.00 Intro & News
28.00 Reviews
- Marvel Two In One #1
- Riverdale Wrap-Up
- Punks Not Dead #1-2
- Gideon Falls #1
- Skyward #1-2
- Flavor #1
- Isola #1
1:15.17 Feature Topic: Ranking the Marvel Movies
1:59.55 BA’s PA

Mar 24, 2018

This episode we try to imagine what the Rob Liefeld Extreme Cinematic Universe will be, what a Nic Cage animated Superman will be, and what a New Gods movie will be. Our reviews manage to cover TWO of our all-time favourite comics and another possible Book of the Year. And we talk all things Crumb, Pekar and underground comix.

SHOW NOTES:
00.00 Intro & News
28.23 Reviews:
- Frank
- Black Jack Vol 1
- Shared Space
- Vampironica #1
54.15 Feature Topic: Comix
1:27.27 BA’s PA

Mar 10, 2018

Lucas warned you but you still demanded it. It’s Larry's All-Dad Episode. A surprisingly large amount of all your normal favourite news & reviews, plus a whole lot of Dad Chat. And we pick pop culture's worst dads.

SHOW NOTES:
00.00 Intro & News
13.44 Reviews
- Crusty The Clown #1
- Punks Not Dead #1
- The Mighty Thor #704
- Phoebe and Her Unicorn
- GI Joe vs The Six Million Dollar Man #1
- Death of Love #1
36.48 Feature: Pop Culture’s Bad Dads
57.13 BA’s PA

Feb 25, 2018

This episode, we ask who should be Robert Culp to Hannah Simone’s William Katt in the new Greatest American Hero, and we pick comics we love that we never want to see adapted for the screen. Plus, of course, we review Black Panther!

SHOW NOTES:
00.00 Intro & News
32.55 Reviews
- The Prince and the Dressmaker
- Secret Weapons #0
- Snagglepuss Chronicles #2
- Giants, Trolls, Witches, Beasts
51.48 Feature Topic: Black Panther review
1:36.37 BA’s PA

Feb 10, 2018

From Bendis to Metropolis, we discuss the exciting and just plain horrible plans for Superman in 2018. Then we dive deep into a catch-up on the tidal wave of new Comics TV that’s hit our screens in the past 6 months, including TEOTFW, Black Lighting, Happy, The Punisher, The Gifted, Runaways and The Tick. Plus reviews!

SHOW NOTES:
00.00 Intro & News
39.12 Reviews
- Silencer #1
- My Struggle With Crohn’s Disease
- Avengers: Operation Galactic Storm Part 5
- Doomsday Clock
1:05.50 Feature Topic: New Comics TV Show & Tell
2:06.09 BA’s PA

Jan 27, 2018

Superman's underpants, 80s compilation albums, 60s British spy TV, DC's big books for 2018, comings and goings at Dark Horse, a preview of Robert Kirkman’s new comic series, and more... There's so much conversation this episode, we never get round to our feature topic. Whoops.

SHOW NOTES:
00.00 Intro & News
1:00.35 Reviews:
- Oblivion Song #1-4
- Aliens: Dead Orbit #4
- Avengers: No Surrender #1-2
- Damage #1
- Old Man Hawkeye #1
1:39.04 BA’s PA



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