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Sequential Underground #70 - Crowdfunders

2013-07-01 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

Nick Marino and Shawn Atkins chat with three dedicated cartoonists who are working to crowdfund print editions of their webcomics. Heather Nunnelly (co-host of the AudioShocker's VACANT Bits podcast) wants to create a graphic novel of the first six issues of VACANT. She's steadily been working to reach her funding goal on Kickstarter (and as [...]…

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HyperComboCast #74 - Patriot Apocalypse: The BlazBlue Blowout (so far)

2013-06-28 :: AudioShocker
Length: 2s

HERE COMES A NEW CHALLENGER! Kenny Riot brings on another friend of his, who's also a mutual friend of John (Zansam) and Alex (SNKZato1). Give a warm welcome to Nathan Allen, also known as "Windows Uninstaller"! Together they sit down and go into detail about the Arc System Works fighting game series, Blazblue. On a [...]…

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Allegheny Teen Center Reading Program #2 - Scalpedcast pt 2

2013-06-27 :: AudioShocker

On the previous episode, Hank 300 and Nick Marino assumed that Dash would always be Scalped's primary protagonist. But Scalped Vol. 2: Casino Boogie smashes that notion to bits as it spotlights six different characters from the rez. After we ponder the chronological order of events that led to Gina Bad Horse's death, we ask [...]…

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Podcast Vérité #2 - Competitive Etiquette

2013-06-26 :: AudioShocker

Welcome to Podcast Vérité. The concept is simple -- 3 topics, 20 minutes. Neal picks a topic, Nick picks a topic, and you pick a topic. 1. Is there house party etiquette? Neal attended a house roof party over the weekend and he wasn't sure when it was time to leave. That forced him to [...]…

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A Podcast with Kaylie and Nick #163 - Outlaws

2013-06-25 :: AudioShocker
Length: 2s

First off... GO SUPPORT THE VACANT KICKSTARTER by Heethar Noonully. Okay, did you give it money? Good. Now we may proceed. After Kaylie McDougal confesses her hatred for Bill Murray and Nick Marino drops a shoutout to illustrator Summer Suzuki, we BARF up a storm with ALF s1 e23 and ALF s1 e24! Kaylie got [...]…

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VACANT Bits #16 - The Wrath of Faora-Ul

2013-06-24 :: AudioShocker

Heather and Michelle Nunnelly talk about VACANT's Kickstarter that just launched to print a Vol. 1 graphic novel. Then they talk about the heated debate on the ending of Issue 4 of the series. After a quick review of Warm Bodies, Heather and Michelle do a compare and contrast between Star Trek II: The Wrath [...]…

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Allegheny Teen Center Reading Program #1 - Scalpedcast pt 1

2013-06-20 :: AudioShocker

Hank 300 of the Allegheny Teen Center has teamed up with Nick Marino to launch a new show about books, comics, and more! We're kicking things off with an 11-part series of weekly podcasts focused on Scalped, the 60-issue Vertigo comic series by Jason Aaron and R.M. Guéra. In our debut episode, we review Scalped [...]…

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Everything Blows with Ross and Nick #2 - Claw Force

2013-06-19 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

Our contest winner from Everything Blows #1 is Jason Averill, who cast Vanilla Ice as Captain America. Jason's won a copy of the 1990 Captain America movie on Blu-ray! Read on to find out how you can be next episode's lucky winner... After Ross Campbell and Nick Marino discuss two sets of wacky Laser Mission [...]…

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A Podcast with Kaylie and Ed #162 - We Love You, Shemp

2013-06-18 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

It's a belated Father's Day celebration as Kaylie McDougal and Nick Marino are joined by Nick's dad, Ed! And, luckily, Ed loves ALF. So when it's time to BARF, everybody's ready and raring to go! Kaylie got screencaps and Nick got screencaps. First up, there's a boring Rear Window parody in ALF s1 e21. But [...]…

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Sequential Underground #69 - The Elite Saga

2013-06-17 :: AudioShocker

V Ken Marion -- penciler of Fathom: The Elite Saga -- joins Shawn Atkins and Nick Marino to talk about drawing the 5-issue underwater adventure. The Elite Saga is a weekly summer event from Aspen Comics. It's a dream job for Ken, who's been working on the story since we last spoke to him in [...]…

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HyperComboCast #73 - Hippodrome

2013-06-14 :: AudioShocker

Nik Furious welcomes a new challenger to the HCC... Mo-Wisher a.k.a. Jason Averill! His quest to rediscover a childhood favorite led him to Hippodrome (a.k.a. Fighting Fantasy), a 1989 2D fighting game made by Data East. A retro gamer's delight, Hippodrome is pretty cool for its time, packed with detailed opponents who resemble bizarre D&D [...]…

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Gello Shots #12 - Rusty and Raw

2013-06-13 :: AudioShocker

He loves it when you call him Big Poppa! Shawn Atkins is back and he's a daddy now. Want proof? Here ya go: While Shawn works on the latest page of the Gello Apocalypse webcomic, he talks about life, love, comics, and more. Check out this sexy scenic panel from the latest page of Gello [...]…

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Podcast Vérité #1 - Instant Blitz

2013-06-12 :: AudioShocker

Welcome to Podcast Vérité, a new series hosted by the founders of the AudioShocker! The concept is simple -- 3 topics, 20 minutes. Neal picks a topic, Nick picks a topic, and you pick a topic. 1. The death of instant messaging. Neal eulogizes the instant messaging services that used to be such a big [...]…

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A Podcast with Kaylie and Nick #161 - Softcore

2013-06-11 :: AudioShocker
Length: 2s

We kick things off with an apology regarding last week's commenting problem. And then we debut a new theme song! It's a snippet of the currently unreleased PonyGasm pt 1 (which will drop this summer on the new Nik Furious album). But ya know what's out right now? The PonyGasm digital comic, a kickass erotic [...]…

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VACANT Bits #15 - KKKKAAAHHHNNN!

2013-06-10 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

Heather and Michelle Nunnelly start off by talking about a couple storytelling techniques used in the VACANT webcomic. One in involves the "set up and pay off" style movie scriptwriters often use. The other involves Vacant's prologue, which you can see as a trailer. Then they go over the good bad girl trope. Examples of [...]…

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Everything Blows with Ross and Nick #1 - It Sucks

2013-06-05 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

Ross Campbell is back! From the ashes of the EXTREME challenge, Ross returns to the AudioShocker for a brand new podcast featuring the same ol' conversation! Nick Marino is riding shotgun and Kelly Thompson is a backseat driver as the three friends plow into the massive mess that is the 1990 Captain America movie. Shout! [...]…

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A Podcast with Kaylie and Nick #160 - How To Mail A Ham

2013-06-04 :: AudioShocker
Length: 2s

After Nick Marino complains about expensive move tickets and crappy theaters, Kaylie McDougal helps him BARF all over the place! ALF s1 e15 and ALF s1 e18 were pretty good. Check out Kaylie's ALF screencaps and Nick's ALF screencaps. Then Kaylie and Nick reminisce about childhood, comparing and contrasting their exposure to strong female characters [...]…

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Sequential Underground #68 - How Colors Can Change

2013-06-03 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

Comic book self-publishers Shawn Atkins and Nick Marino discuss the way that comics can change in appearance as digital colors migrate from the computer screen to the printed page. Shawn and Nick collaborated on the Time Log webcomic, which needed some serious color adjustments the first time it was printed! Shawn is often satisfied with [...]…

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HyperComboCast #72 - Oh, Hey, Some New Things!

2013-05-31 :: AudioShocker

Kenny Riot goes solo again for a quick chat about the slight renaming of the HyperComboCast twitter account, Lobo and Batgirl appearing in Injustice: Gods Among Us... ...Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, DoA 5: Ultimate, PS4 and Xbox One, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, and Shin Koihime Musou: Arcade Edition.…

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Sequential Underground #67 - Keep It Fresh

2013-05-29 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

After Shawn Atkins recaps his experience at last weekend's Pittsburgh Comic Arts Festival, he talks to Nick Marino about keeping long ongoing comics fresh and exciting for himself as creator. Shawn keeps it fresh by staying flexible and experimenting with the medium. For years, Shawn has told the story of Kat and Pryor in Gello [...]…

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A Podcast with Kaylie and Nick #159 - Uncanny Valley

2013-05-28 :: AudioShocker
Length: 2s

Kaylie McDougal and Nick Marino begin with a look back at the monumental career of Cliff Foenander and The Fabulous Echoes, who (as we all know by now) became household names in South Asia thanks to their cover of A Little Bit Of Soap. Then it's time to BARF up our feelings about two solid [...]…

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VACANT Bits #14 - Loki and the Bad Boy Trope

2013-05-27 :: AudioShocker

Heather and Michelle Nunnelly talk about VACANT's short hiatus. Then they talk briefly about Resident Evil 3 and their new bunny Jiji. Their topic for this week is the bad boy trope. Specifically Loki. Again. This is a response to Doug Walker's video about the character.…

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AudioShocker Podcast #244 - Crazy Pants Man

2013-05-22 :: AudioShocker

Neal's got a new web app and he wants you to treat him like a pirate. Nick's bummed because his computer crashed and WordPress didn't save his blog post and now he's feeling like a crazy pants man. Also, Nick's become aware of a new Jean-Claude Van Damme project with FashionTV called Luxury Meets Justice, [...]…

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A Podcast with Kaylie and Fawn #158 - Breakneck

2013-05-21 :: AudioShocker
Length: 2s

Kaylie McDougal is a maniac. Fawndolyn Valentine likes to cuddle with cat ladies in back alleys. And Nick Marino wants to be the Emperor of the North. Then we BARF all over each other as we review ALF s1 e11 and ALF s1 e12, wherein the Tanners go on a crappy vacation and celebrate an [...]…

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HyperComboCast #71 - Deadliest Warrior: The Game

2013-05-17 :: AudioShocker

The Hairicane joins Nick to review Deadliest Warrior: The Game, a baffling 3D fighting game available on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade (and on disc for the PS3 and Xbox 360 as Deadliest Warrior: Ancient Combat). It features generic historical characters and bloody fights that rarely last longer than 30 seconds (10 seconds [...]…

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Sequential Underground #66 - Prints vs. Comics

2013-05-15 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

Scott Hedlund joins Nick Marino to talk about comic book conventions, self-published comics, and prints. Spinning out of Comic Book Pitt #126, Scott and Nick discuss the struggle of selling indie comics at comicons. Even though they began as comic book events, most large conventions are now expensive pop culture showcases for movies, TV, and [...]…

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A Podcast with Kaylie and Nick #157 - Cat Trap

2013-05-14 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

Nick Marino doesn't understand the appeal of shipping characters... so Kaylie McDougal tries to explain it to him. However, both of them totally appreciate the appeal of watching Data and Captain Picard entering into a steamy romance on Star Trek: TNG. That's why Nick is currently writing a fanfic novella about it, featuring a glowing [...]…

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VACANT Bits #13 - Breaking Bad Needs More Gay

2013-05-13 :: AudioShocker

Heather Nunnelly talks about the VACANT May update, including the secret origin of Chow Chow Fist's super awesome name! After that, Michelle Nunnelly shares her mixed feelings about The Lion King. Is it good? Is it bad? Is it whatever? Then it's time for the beefy juicy meat of the episode... Breaking Bad needs more [...]…

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HyperComboCast #70 - Down, But Not Out!

2013-05-10 :: AudioShocker

Kenny Riot returns in a solo episode after an unintentional hiatus due to life preventing him from becoming a responsible adult or something to that effect. Listen as he shares his thoughts about the console version of Injustice: Gods Among Us, the upcoming Chicago fighting game event -- UFGT9: Guts -- from May 24-26, the [...]…

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A Podcast with Kaylie and Nick #156 - Slump

2013-05-07 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

Kaylie McDougal and Nick Marino tear into two confounding episodes of ALF as the Bombastic ALF-tastic Runny Farts (BARF) challenge continues! (Kaylie made screencaps and Nick made screencaps, natch.) In ALF s1 e7, Gordon Shumway remembers his old friends on Melmac decides to leave Earth and fly around the cosmos with them. But he doesn't [...]…

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Sequential Underground #65 - Lecture

2013-05-01 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

I've been sitting on this recording for about six months, patiently waiting for just the right time for a fill-in podcast. I was in Pittsburgh last week emptying out my storage space and I had to take the week off from podcasting. That meant messing up my schedule for future weeks, including a tentatively planned [...]…

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A Podcast with Kaylie and Jason #155 - Mystery Monsters

2013-04-30 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

We Google our names to learn more about our infamous doppelgangers, like the Australian Kaylie McDougal, Mr. Palm Springs Leather 2008 Nick Marino (NSFW!), keyboardist Nick Z Marino, and power pop balladeer Nick Marino. But the real Kaylie McDougal and Nick Marino soon emerge -- along with special guest Jason K Averill -- to review [...]…

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VACANT Bits #12 - Fictional Favorites

2013-04-29 :: AudioShocker

Heather and Michelle start off by talking about VACANT and its request for guest art. Also, the next VACANT update will be loaded onto the web in a few days. Since the podcast is now bi-monthly, the update will be discussed in two weeks. Then they briefly talk about Breaking Bad and how it's ruining [...]…

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A Podcast with Kaylie and Fawn #154 - Magical Back Door

2013-04-16 :: AudioShocker
Length: 2s

We kick things off with some creepy TV for kids! From Goobers! to Kidsongs to this bizarre music video by Sloppy Pop that Kaylie saw on PBS in Alabama: Then it's time for some serious media criticism... Bold ALF Rerun Fanfare (BARF)! Kaylie McDougal, Nick Marino, and special guest Fawndolyn Valentine review ALF s1 e3 [...]…

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VACANT Bits #11 - And Then Michelle Farts Again

2013-04-15 :: AudioShocker

Michelle and Heather Nunnelly start off with a brief conversation about the last update of the VACANT webcomic. They talk about Heather's April Fools joke, the introduction of Siren, and interactive storytelling. Then they quickly go over Rise of the Guardians and share their personal thoughts about it. Please don't kill them! Heather and Michelle [...]…

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AudioShocker Podcast #243 - Burn All Your Stuff

2013-04-10 :: AudioShocker

After some false starts and bad segues, Nick talks about the mid-00s b-movie, Throttle. It's a fantastic parking garage horror thriller in the vein of P2. Believe it or not, there are multiple parking garage horror movies out there. Neal follows up on our previous episode and recaps his spirit quest... but not before he [...]…

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A Podcast with Kaylie and Nick #153 - B.A.R.F.

2013-04-09 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

A BOLD NEW DIRECTION! Nick Marino is joined by Kaylie McDougal, who's filling in for Ross Campbell while he takes a break from the podcast. Things begin with PEZ conversation, comparing the faceless bunny Ross got for Nick with the weird bunny impersonator Kaylie bought last week. See 'em here. Then it's time to tear [...]…

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HyperComboCast #69 - Injustice Mobile

2013-04-05 :: AudioShocker

Nick Marino reviews the new Injustice: Gods Among Us mobile game released yesterday for iPad, iPhone, and iPod. This free iOS fighting game blends simplified mechanics with a "collectible" DC Comics character card game featuring superheroes like Green Lantern, Cyborg, Catwoman, Nightwing, Flash, and more. (You have to purchase credits or play for a while [...]…

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Sequential Underground #64 - Day Job

2013-04-03 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

How do you continue creating comics when you have a day job? It's not impossible. In fact, almost every self-publisher struggles with the balance between what they have to do -- hold down a job -- and what they want to do -- make comics. Brandon Williams made Dedford Tales a webcomic because of his [...]…

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A Podcast with Ross and Kelly #152 - The End

2013-04-02 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

THIS IS IT! The end of the Epic X-Men TV Review Endurance Marathon Extravaganza! We've watched X-Men: The Animated Series #75-76 (s5 e12 & e14 on Netflix)... the final two episodes of this terrible fan favorite TV show. Before the tears begin flowing, Kelly Thompson, Ross Campbell, and Nick Marino converse about scary Easter bunnies, [...]…

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Super Haters Destruct-O-Cast #21 - Unchained

2013-03-29 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

A double dose of Jared Catherine continues from yesterday's Gello Shots podcast! Jared joins Nick Marino to share the behind-the-scene goods about their Super Haters webcomics collaboration, Mr. Magnifico Unchained! Open the image in a new tab to read Jared's naughty refrigerator poetry. Jared chats about the difference between his more detailed writing style (as [...]…

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Gello Shots #11 - Dare to Dream

2013-03-28 :: AudioShocker

A double-dose of Jared Catherine begins! The cartoonist behind Incrediman Comix and co-host of the Comic Book Pitt podcast joins Shawn Atkins to talk about comics, art, and life. The guys share funny stories about their shitty restaurant jobs, Jared explains his last name (KA-THUR-EEN, not KATH-RIN!), and Shawn complains about OBGYN visits. Jared and [...]…

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AudioShocker Podcast #242 - Spirit Quest

2013-03-27 :: AudioShocker

Neal's on a spirit quest at Lake Las Vegas! What's he doing there? How is he striving for enlightenment? And what deep spiritual answers does he seek? Meanwhile, Nick watched the movie White Dog, an odd 80s parable about a wannabe Hollywood actress, her racist dog, and the dog trainer that's determined to reverse the [...]…

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A Podcast with Kelly and Rick #151 - Reckless Eye Color

2013-03-26 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

After Nick Marino shares his love for the kickass-super-fantastic webcomic Goblyn by Smars, it's time for the penultimate EXTREME session with X-Men: The Animated Series episodes #73-74 (s5 e11 & e13 on Netflix). BEHOLD! Screencaps by Ross and screencaps by Nick. BEHOLD SOME MORE! Kelly Thompson's The Girl Who Would Be King is now on [...]…

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VACANT Bits #10 - Freelance Woes

2013-03-25 :: AudioShocker

Michelle and Heather Nunnelly start off by discussing the lack of pages that'll be posted for the next VACANT update. Then they briefly mention MoCCA Fest and how there will be no VACANT Bits podcast on April 8th because they'll be tabling there all weekend selling their comic goods! Then they talk about freelance woes [...]…

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Sequential Underground #63 - Persia Blues

2013-03-21 :: AudioShocker

Terry Nantier -- founder of NBM Publishing -- talks to Nick Marino about Dara Naraghi and Brent Bowman's new graphic novel, Persia Blues. From the NBM press release announcing Persia Blues #1 on comiXology: The first volume in a three volume series coming from NBM, Persia Blues was both the first title from the publisher [...]…

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Sequential Underground #62 - Collage Comics

2013-03-20 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

Doug De Rocher makes collage comics. No, that doesn't mean he's making comics out of photos from magazines -- he makes cut paper comics. It's like painting with colored paper, razors, and glue instead of paint and brushes. Doug joins Nick Marino and Shawn Atkins to discuss his approach to art. He shares about the [...]…

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A Podcast with Kelly and Ross and Nick #150 - Gamey

2013-03-19 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

It's our anniversary spectacular wherein we do the same damn thing we do on every podcast!! That means getting EXTREME with X-Men: The Animated Series episodes #71-72 (s5 e9-10 on Netflix). And you know we've got screencaps!! After Fantastic Four and Brian Austin Green musical interludes, Kelly Thompson, Ross Campbell, and Nick Marino do the [...]…

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VACANT Bits #9 - Girl Gaming

2013-03-18 :: AudioShocker

Michelle and Heather Nunnelly are back after a short one week break! Heather talks about the Lara Croft piece she completed for deviantART's Tomb Raider Contest while Michelle dozes off in the background. Heather also mentions her recent interview with QRD, a web zine by Sequential Underground guest Brian John Mitchell. The topic for the [...]…

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HyperComboCast #68 - Download Throwbacks

2013-03-15 :: AudioShocker

Kenny Riot goes solo to discuss a few old games he recently downloaded for himself, including Fighting Vipers, Guilty Gear XX Λ Core Plus, Marvel vs. Capcom Origins... ...and the newest throwback, Darkstalkers Resurrection, which includes Night Warriors and Darkstalkers 3 / Vampire Savior. There's also talk of an indie fighting game called Battle High: [...]…

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AudioShocker Podcast #241 - Maniacs

2013-03-13 :: AudioShocker

Nick's an Eleniak maniac!! He's been watching thrillers (some awkwardly erotic, some awkwardly un-erotic) starring Erika Eleniak... Second to Die and Betrayal. Neal's a BBC maniac!! He finished watching the 8th season (series?) of Peep Show on Hulu. And then he binged on Top Gear, a show which apparently made jeans uncool in the UK [...]…

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A Podcast with Kaylie and Lois #149 - Scarf Anxiety

2013-03-12 :: AudioShocker
Length: 2s

Kaylie McDougal. She's here. On this podcast. She draws stuff. Good stuff. And this week she's joining Ross Campbell and Nick Marino to chat about X-Men: The Animated Series episodes #69-70 (s5 e7-8 on Netflix). Ross made stunning screencaps and Nick did his best. Storm stars in a two-parter that sucks. We power thru the [...]…

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HyperComboCast #67 - World Heroes Gorgeous

2013-03-08 :: AudioShocker

Kenny Riot and Nick Marino hop into the Hyper Combo Time Machine to explore the World Heroes series from ADK and SNK!! (Make sure to check out our World Heroes Tumblr post so you can see the images we talk about.) First up, Street Fighter II collides with Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure in the [...]…

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Sequential Underground #61 - $500

2013-03-06 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

If somebody gave you $500 to invest in your career as a cartoonist, how would you spend it? Brian John Mitchell of Silber Media joins Shawn Atkins and Nick Marino to discuss this tricky comics question that has countless answers! Would you spend it on technology? Advertising? Exposure? Printing? Distribution? Art supplies? A nude model? [...]…

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A Podcast with Nick and Kelly #148 - Desert Island

2013-03-05 :: AudioShocker
Length: 2s

What's your desert island TV show? We're talking one TV show -- the only TV show you could ever watch again -- while you're stranded on a desert island for the rest of your life. Nick Marino wants to know! But Kelly Thompson doesn't wanna talk about desert islands. She wants to talk about X-Men: [...]…

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VACANT Bits #8 - Kentucky Self-Esteem

2013-03-04 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

Heather and Michelle Nunnelly are joined by Ross Campbell to continue their conversation about self-esteem. Ross has done awesome comic books like Wet Moon, Glory, and Shadoweyes. The crew talks about their personal troubles in the art world and tries to come up with suggestions to overcome these problems. Shoutout to Neil Gaiman's inspiring speech [...]…

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HyperComboCast #66 - Justifying Injustice

2013-03-01 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

HyperComboCast returns on its new day -- Friday! -- to bring you a discussion of NetherRealm's upcoming DC Comics fighting game, Injustice: Gods Among Us. Solomon Grundy waddles in the background. "Heeeyy guys... w-wait up!!" Kenny Riot tackles this new title produced by the makers of Mortal Kombat from a technical perspective, searching the gameplay [...]…

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A Podcast with Kelly and Ross #147 - Immortus

2013-02-27 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

After Nick Marino rants about the Academy Awards, Kelly Thompson confesses that she hates watching TV news. Then Ross Campbell shares his enjoyment of Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li before the gang dives into an EXTREME discussion about two tedious episodes of X-Men: The Animated Series episodes #65-66 (s4 e10-11 on Netflix). We've got [...]…

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AudioShocker Podcast #240 - Wash Your Feet

2013-02-26 :: AudioShocker

Nick's found a new rival for The Room! It's called Octavia, and it's a delightfully stupid 1984 film about a young blind woman with dirty feet who runs away from home with a wanted criminal to go on a "journey of heedless exploration." Neal saw Woody Allen's To Rome With Love. While her generally likes [...]…

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VACANT Bits #7 - And Then Michelle Farts

2013-02-25 :: AudioShocker

After a VACANT news update, Michelle and Heather Nunnelly answer a question from one of the listeners about getting inspiration from things that you hate. Then they dive into a discussion about self-esteem. They give advice on how to deal with low self-esteem and they share their own troubles battling self-doubt. They give a shoutout [...]…

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Gello Shots #10 - Patriot Haters

2013-02-21 :: AudioShocker

Shawn Atkins is joined by David DeVera, comics writer and indie publisher of the grindhouse graphic novel, Ninjabitch, through Diamondgoat Media. They kick things off by discussing the possibility of new Star Wars standalone films. The dudes also discuss Cleveland, Rush, and Tom Brady's chiseled chin. Then things swing to comics! Dave talks about what [...]…

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Sequential Underground #60 - From Self-Publishing to Publishing Company

2013-02-20 :: AudioShocker

Nick Marino, Dan Greenwald, and Shawn Atkins are joined by Jeremy Whitley, comic book writer and Director of Marketing at Action Lab Entertainment. Jeremy's the writer of Princeless, a story that's succeed by breaking away from the stereotypes found in traditional comic books and fairy tales. He's also writing other titles for Action Lab including [...]…

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VACANT Bits #6 - Naked Dante and Writing Scripts

2013-02-18 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

Michelle and Heather Nunnelly quickly go over the new VACANT website that's going to be uploaded onto the net soon (here's the current site). Right afterwards they butcher the title of the video game Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch... ...and then spew about how Dante's naked in his new game, DmC: Devil [...]…

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Super Haters Destruct-O-Cast #20 - Manga Haters

2013-02-15 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

Comics creator Brandon Williams teams up with Nick Marino to talk about music, digital art, manga, anime, Tokyo, and more... including their Super Haters webcomics collaboration, "Manga Haters" (a.k.a. Brandon Williams Guest Week)! Brandon went all-out with his character designs for the Manga Haters. Brandon shares about his background as a musician and how it's [...]…

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A Podcast with Kelly and Nick #146 - So Mad, It's Good

2013-02-13 :: AudioShocker
Length: 2s

Kelly Thompson is back for more EXTREME punishment as she joins Ross Campbell and Nick Marino to discuss X-Men: The Animated Series episodes #63-64 (s4 e8-9 on Netflix). Naturally, Nick has screencaps and Ross has screencaps. Then the friendly conversation shifts to debate as Nick reveals that he started watching The Amazing Spider-Man on 1.5x [...]…

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AudioShocker Podcast #239 - Here I Come, Tacoma!

2013-02-12 :: AudioShocker

Neai's juiced up on tea and wants to talk about Tommy Lee's spinning drum kit: After an extensive review of why Neal loves watching Tommy Lee yell "TACOMA!!" over and over again, Nick talks about how morons use his email address to sign up for shit all the time -- DIRECTV, job applications, high school [...]…

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VACANT Bits #5 - Conventions and Half-Life 2

2013-02-11 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

A new podcast joins the hallowed halls of the mighty AudioShocker! Heather and Michelle Nunnelly start off the VACANT webcomics talk by discussing Hayze's hot body with their special guest, James Atwood. James talks a little bit about his work, and then they roll over to VACANT being translated into french, along with The Luminary's [...]…

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VACANT Bits #2 - The Walking Hair Drama

2013-02-10 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

The VACANT webcomic conversation gets retro with a chitchat about Aex's 90s haircut. EXCELLENT!!! Then Michelle and Heather Nunnelly share their thoughts on drama in storytelling. What's too dramatic or not dramatic enough? And at 33:30 the twins talk about The Walking Dead video game and why it works! They discuss its pacing, characters, and [...]…

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VACANT Bits #1 - Pigs, Romance, and RE6

2013-02-10 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

A new podcast about the webcomic VACANT! Michelle and Heather Nunnelly kick off off their first VACANT Bits episode with... teacup pigs?!? After that the sisters get into a deep discussion about romance in entertainment. Opinions are expressed! Knowledge is dropped! And shoutouts are shouted out... especially to Ross Campbell and his portrayals of romance [...]…

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VACANT Bits #3 - Chalk and Women

2013-02-10 :: AudioShocker

The VACANT webcomics talk starts off with an announcement -- NO MORE ASK MY CHARACTERS COMICS! Instead, Heather and Michelle Nunnelly are going to answer your random and weird VACANT questions on this podcast :D A question about Penepre's expressive side transitions into a conversation about writing female characters, especially for comics. The twins go [...]…

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VACANT Bits #4 - Shoulder and Hot Guys

2013-02-10 :: AudioShocker

NEW PAAAAAAGGGESSS!!! Heather Nunnelly talks about the latest update to the VACANT webcomic and Michelle comes along for the wild ride. Then Michelle and Heather list their top 10 hot fictional guys and girls. Plus, the Half-Life 2 drinking game!! Also... Heather and Michelle want your VACANT questions!! Email Heather or leave 'em below in [...]…

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Gello Shots #9 - Pinned Up

2013-02-07 :: AudioShocker

Shawn Atkins sits at the mic with pen in hand and coffee in mug to catch you up on the latest and greatest goings on in the webcomics world of Gello Apocalypse, including this new bodacious pin up by Jared Catherine: ALSO: Shawn broke a Facebook spambot (Editor's note: from Nigeria, not Nicaragua) Shout out [...]…

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Sequential Underground #59 - Pow Wow Power

2013-02-06 :: AudioShocker

Jessica Heberle joins Shawn Atkins and Nick Marino to discuss the pros and cons of artist support groups (thx to Dan for the topic!) Photo by Tom Jefferson Jessica is a Pittsburgh artist and the organizer of Artists Meetup, an interdisciplinary gathering held at Assemble in Pittsburgh's Garfield neighborhood. Shawn, Jess, and Nick share their [...]…

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A Podcast with Ross and Nick #145 - Oyster Loaf

2013-01-30 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

Is it actually Paul Giamatti's dream to play the Rhino? Does J.J. Abrams have any chops as a director? WHY DO WE EVEN CARE? We don't wanna see these movies anyway, yet we still take the time to complain. Then get ready to celebrate the holidays with Ross Campbell and Nick Marino as we endure [...]…

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AudioShocker Podcast #238 - Edible Complex

2013-01-29 :: AudioShocker

Neal plays hooky to pitch Nick some fantastic ideas for new startups. Then he reminisces about the glory days of RnB group Jagged Edge, who were more interested in settling down and raising your children than having a one night stand. Neal wonders how the BBC's Top Gear is able to rustle up a production [...]…

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Super Haters Destruct-O-Cast #19 - Work is Hell

2013-01-25 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

E.D. from Peculiar Comics joins Nick Marino to discuss their recent Super Haters collaboration, "When Ya Comin' Back, Kid Raptor?" (a.k.a. E.D. Guest Week). The story features Kid Raptor, a new sidekick hired by the Super Haters. And, of course, Mind's Eye and Destruct-O-Tron are making his life a living fucking hell!! That's why we [...]…

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Sequential Underground #58 - An Old School Break In

2013-01-23 :: AudioShocker

Shawn Atkins and Nick Marino are joined by penciler V Ken Marion to discuss his journey as a professional comic book artist. Ken talks about starting with samples and portfolio reviews, his early work with Bluewater Productions and Zenescope, his work on the recently-wrapped Extermination from BOOM! Studios, and his new secret upcoming assignments! Plus, [...]…

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Gello Shots #8 - Nuts

2013-01-17 :: AudioShocker

Shawn Atkins had a very Ohio Xmas and he's here to recap his midwestern holiday adventures! Plus, he got some Jack Kirby goodies from Santa :D So what's up next in Gello Apocalypse? The raucous return of Pryor and Mikey 3!!! Shawn also reviews Windsor McCay's The Complete Little Nemo in Slumberland, Volume II: 1907-1908 [...]…

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A Podcast with Ross and Nick #144 - What Planet Is This?

2013-01-16 :: AudioShocker
Length: 2s

Nick Marino read the digital ComiXology version of Wet Moon 6 and shares his thoughts with Ross Campbell. That leads to a discussion about digitizing printed work. Is it inappropriate for ComiXology to create a "smart panels" mode for a digital book without approval from the creators? We eventually work our way to the EXTREME [...]…

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AudioShocker Podcast #237 - Flap Action

2013-01-15 :: AudioShocker

Nick is psyched that THE 99 (the superheroes, not the protest movement) finally has an animated series and it's on Netflix and uhhhh the animators had a little too much fun with this moment: Neal watched Lost Girl wants to know... who greenlights these bootleg multi-season sci-fi TV series?!?!? Also, Neal saw Archer Live! and [...]…

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HyperComboCast #65 - Capcom vs. SNK: As told by Capcom

2013-01-14 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

Seeing as how they already teamed up to discuss SVC Chaos, Alex and Kenny finally talk about the Capcom side of that crossover with... ...Capcom vs. SNK: Millennium Fight 2000 and Capcom vs. SNK 2: Millionaire Fighting 2001 / Mark of the Millennium 2001!!! They run through the ups and downs of both games, and [...]…

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HyperComboCast #64 - Surprise Mixtape!

2013-01-11 :: AudioShocker

Kenny Riot wants to get you hyped for the next episode, so he put together a little mixtape of music from another series of fighting games. Trust us, you'll know what's up when you hear it. Enjoy!…

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Sequential Underground #57 - Death, Divorce, and Instagram

2013-01-10 :: AudioShocker

Dan Greenwald and Shawn Atkins share an intimate conversation about death and divorce in comics, approaching the topic as both fans and creators. Dan talks about teasing the death of the title character in his Blue Wraith webcomic, while Shawn discloses his secret desire to kill off all of the main characters in Explorers of [...]…

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Sequential Underground #56 - Hiatus Happens

2012-12-26 :: AudioShocker

DUN DUN DUUNNNNNN!!! The evilest of all evils consumes the latest and greatest Sequential Underground discussion as Rebecca Cohen, Dan Greenwald, Shawn Atkins, and Nick Marino battle... the dreaded hiatus! Rebecca opens up about the return of Gyno-Star and the six week hiatus which proceeded it. Shawn talks about the recent return of his Explorers [...]…

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AudioShocker Podcast #236 - Hot Lawn Garbage

2012-12-25 :: AudioShocker

It's Xmas and the AudioShocker's got the whole the shebang!! (But, sadly, a shebang is not a lesbian orgy.) We kick things off with a vague discussion of Neal's new secret web project and our mutual disappointment with the Scary Movie 5 trailer: After that, Neal confirms that Pootie Tang still sucks and will forever [...]…

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HyperComboCast #63 - Street Fighter X Mega Man

2012-12-24 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

Alex and Kenny team up once again to discuss the fan-made project that became a free-to-download Capcom game celebrating the 25th anniversaries of Street Fighter and Mega Man... Street Fighter X Mega Man!! K and A discuss their gameplay experience and the various ups and downs (and tricks and cheats!) that came with it. As [...]…

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HyperComboCast #62 - 2012 Rundown

2012-12-17 :: AudioShocker

After a bit of a hiatus, Kenny Riot returns to the mic to go over the non-re-release fighting games of 2012 and what he thought of 'em, including BlazBlue: Continuum Shift EXTEND, SoulCalibur V, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Dead or Alive 5, and tons more. Some of these games already had their own HyperComboCast episodes, [...]…

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AudioShocker Podcast #235 - Snippini

2012-12-11 :: AudioShocker

Get fuzzy! Neal's in the office and Nick's on the road, so the audio sounds kinda crazy... BUT WE'RE STILL PODCASTING, DAMN IT!!! We talk about what we've been doing lately, including watching Killer Karaoke (or, in Neal's case, watching clips of it on The Soup)... Also, Nick recaps an uneventful visit to the Webcomics [...]…

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Gello Shots #7 - Savage

2012-12-06 :: AudioShocker

Shawn Atkins is inking the last page of Chapter 11 as he talks to you about anything and everything Gello Apocalypse! Along with Gello, Shawn dishes about when you can expect the Explorers of the Unknown to return. After that, he reminisces about the packet of goodies he received when he enrolled at the Art [...]…

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Sequential Underground #55 - Holiday Comics

2012-12-05 :: AudioShocker

With Nick on the road, Sequential Underground is now in the hands of Dan Greenwald and Shawn Atkins. Muuuwwaahahahahaha!! This week, Pittsburgh artist Virginia Shields joins the podcast to discuss the pros and cons of incorporating holiday themes into comics. Later, they discuss resolutions for the upcoming new year regarding projects, work habits, and attending [...]…

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A Podcast with Ross and Nick #143 - Judy Winslow

2012-11-28 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

Discussing Ross's favorite comics character leads us down a path of discovery as we uncover the strange case of Judy Winslow, the daughter who was inexplicably removed from Family Matters in the fifth season. We explore the mystery of Jaimee Foxworth, who went from shunned 90s sitcom actress to hardcore porn star. But after that... [...]…

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AudioShocker Podcast #234 - Vintage Crap

2012-11-27 :: AudioShocker

Neal had a crazy dream about flying over a bridge and some other shit like that. Nick has a guitar. It's podcast vérité. Does it matter if we review movies and media on this podcast anymore? I mean, do you even care that Nick watched Deathsport? If you do care, here are some choice screencaps [...]…

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Sequential Underground #54 - Coming and Going

2012-11-21 :: AudioShocker

Dan Greenwald, Shawn Atkins, Brian John Mitchell, and Nick Marino compare the experience of joining a comics scene in a new city with the experience of leaving your hometown comics scene behind. Brian has spent the month of November immersing himself in the Pittsburgh comics scene as a resident at the Cyberpunk Apocalypse artists collective. [...]…

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Gello Shots #6 - I'm Not Dead Yet

2012-11-15 :: AudioShocker

Shawn Atkins resurrects Gello Shots with I'm Not Dead Yet or Turkey Tears! He talks about Mary Ann and Ginger, the conjoined twins from Gello Apocalypse, and the weird experiences he's had with fetishists. After Shawn raves about the way Travis Charest colors his art, he talks about a Gello Apocalypse flashback starring Pryor. He [...]…

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A Podcast with Ross and Nick #142 - A Comics Podcast

2012-11-14 :: AudioShocker
Length: 2s

Ross Campbell and Nick Marino become EXTREME comic book podcasters, starting out with two mind-blowingly stupid incredible episodes of X-Men: The Animated Series, #56-57 (s4 e4-5 on Netflix). We've got hilarious screencaps from episode 56 and episode 57. And we geek out over a cameo by Technet (a.k.a. Nightcrawler's N-Men)! Then it's time for News [...]…

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AudioShocker Podcast #233 - Blueberry Toast

2012-11-13 :: AudioShocker

Neal dodged the worst of Hurricane Sandy, but he's been exiled from NYC for almost two weeks. Holed up in Connecticut, he saw a couple of weird plays at Yale and the new Bond film, Skyfall. After he learns about the existence of OJ da Juiceman, Nick talks about Wreck-It Ralph and how he thinks [...]…

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Sequential Underground #53 - Kids Comics vs. Adult Comics

2012-11-07 :: AudioShocker

Fred Chao is outta this world! He joins Dan Greenwald, Shawn Atkins, and Nick Marino to discuss creating comics for kids versus creating comics for adults. Fred currently has a Kickstarter campaign going (support it!!) for Alison and Her Rainy Day Robot, a 64-page hardcover children's book. But his other comics like Johnny Hiro aren't [...]…

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AFI 100 Years 100 Movies Podcast #25 - A Psycho Flew Over Chinatown

2012-11-06 :: AudioShocker

We've cracked the Top 20 of the AFI 100 list!! We're in the home stretch. 20. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) Despite some dragging moments, Nick enjoyed watching this again. And Conrad was impressed with how much of it is reflected in pop culture. Also, Danny DeVito?? 19. Chinatown (1974) Conrad really enjoyed [...]…

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HyperComboCast #61 - Messatsu Gou Shaq-Fu

2012-11-05 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

Kenny Riot and SNKZato1 get together to somewhat discuss the legendary awful fighting game, Shaq-Fu, starring Shaquille O'Neal. Jokes and laughs and heavy sighs a-plenty up in here! THE CHALLENGE BEGINS!…

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HyperComboCast #60 - The Blueprint

2012-11-01 :: AudioShocker

Kenny Riot talks about his plans for the future of HyperComboCast, involving streaming, recording gameplay, and creating a HyperComboVision YouTube channel, as well as his new HyperComboCast focused Facebook profile. Kenny also shares his thoughts on how horrible he's become at Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and finally getting a chance to play Dead or [...]…

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A Podcast with Heather and Nick #141 - Bishop's Baby Leg

2012-10-31 :: AudioShocker
Length: 2s

Heather Nunnelly is back for more EXTREME torture as we review X-Men: The Animated Series episodes #54-55 (s4 e1-2 on Netflix). Nick Marino and his nasty gum are here. So is Kaylie McDougal. Yeaaaah... Ross Campbell is here too. And, of course, we've got MUTHASUCKIN X-Men screencaps! Check out Heather's screencaps, Nick's screencaps, and Ross's [...]…

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AudioShocker Podcast #232 - PodCampers

2012-10-30 :: AudioShocker

Recorded in-person by Neal and Nick immediately before and after our PodCamp Pittsburgh 7 session, "I've Started a Podcast. Now What?" It all began on Friday night with Boner Pissin', an impromptu performance at THE Open Mic @ 720 Music, Clothing and Cafe. Photos by Shawn Atkins and Dan Greenwald. Thx dudes!! On Saturday we [...]…

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Sequential Underground #52 - Print First vs. Digital First

2012-10-24 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

Two AudioShocker regulars step into the Sequential Underground! Ross Campbell and Kaylie McDougal join Shawn Atkins and Nick Marino to discuss making comics for print versus making comics for the web and digital devices. Wet Moon 6 launched as a webcomic before the graphic novel was in stores. After an improvised list titled 52 Things [...]…

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A Podcast with Ross and Heather #140 - Booogers

2012-10-17 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

Ross Campbell and Nick Marino review the EXTREMELY awful X-Men: The Animated Series episodes #52-53 (s4 e15 & s3 e18 on Netflix). Peep Nick's screencaps and Ross's screencaps as you follow along. Once the X-Men conversation is done at 27:30, we're joined by cartoonist Heather Nunnelly. We dig into her webcomic -- Vacant -- focusing [...]…

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AudioShocker Podcast #231 - Tomato Foam

2012-10-16 :: AudioShocker

Recorded in-person immediately following the 2012 New York Comic Con! First up, Neal and Nick are sick of your stupid Facebook posts about babies, weddings, and other annoying shit. We wanna split Facebook in half to create Familybook (for cutesy crap) and Fuckupbook (for awesome fucks like us). Then we talk about peeing in public [...]…

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HyperComboCast #59 - Punch Your Way Onto the Podcast

2012-10-15 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

Kenny Riot re-teams up with SNKZato1, who's back to share the rest of his thoughts on Street Fighter Alpha: The Animation since he had to cut out early last time. Our guest also proposes a groundbreaking theory as to why Street Fighter as a franchise is difficult to translate into a feature film format. Prepare [...]…

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Sequential Underground #51 - The Future of Indie Comics

2012-10-10 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

We kick things off with 51 Things Dan Greenwald Loves About Creating Comics! Download the full list as a PDF here. After that, Scott Hedlund talks about his experience at the 2012 Wizard World Ohio Comic Con a.k.a. the show formerly known as Mid-Ohio Con. Then it's time for a talk about what we want [...]…

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HyperComboCast #58 - Why Do We Podcast?

2012-10-08 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

Kenny Riot teams up with Nik Furious and SNKZato1 (briefly) to discuss the good, bad, and outright odd points of Street Fighter Alpha: The Animation! If you haven't seen it before, hit up Youtube to watch it first and then come back to listen to us talk about it. And check out Nik's ridiculous screencaps. [...]…

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A Podcast with Ross and Nick #139 - Threw My Butt Out

2012-10-03 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

Ross and Nick make an EXTREME stew of screencaps from X-Men: The Animated Series episodes #50-51 (s4 e16 & s4 e3 on Netflix). Check out Ross's #50 screencaps, Nick's #50 screencaps, and both of their #51 screencaps. After that, we talk about X-Men comics including Brian Wood's current run on adjectiveless X-Men and why Ross [...]…

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AudioShocker Podcast #230 - Sex Bullets

2012-10-02 :: AudioShocker

Let's do a little math: 2 + 3 + 0 = 5..... 5 years of the AudioShocker Podcast! Come celebrate our 5 year anniversary with this ridiculous episode full of arguments, contradictions, eating, and Justique. Now that's what I call podcast vérité! Neal watched Looper. And hated it. Nick watched Jean-Claude Van Damme's new movie [...]…

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Super Haters Destruct-O-Cast #18 - Baby Poop

2012-09-28 :: AudioShocker

Nick Marino talks about Baby Blues, the recently completed Super Haters story arc about Annabelle, the child of Destruct-O-Tron and Mind's Eye. The tale introduces Destruct-O-Belle, the grizzled 58-year-old post-apocalyptic version of Annabelle. And you can learn how to create your own time-traveling anti-hero here! Finally, come hang with Nick at the 2012 New York [...]…

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Sequential Underground #50 - We Love Indie Comics

2012-09-26 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

We kick things off with 50 Things Shawn Atkins Loves About Indie Comics! Download the full list as a PDF here. Following some NSFW 50th episode conversation, Dan Greenwald, Nick Marino, and Shawn revisit some past Sequential Underground topics and share new insights. These include: fan feedback, I wish I knew what I know now, [...]…

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HyperComboCast #57 - TEKKEN IS THE KEY TO LIFE!

2012-09-24 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

Kenny Riot and Nik Furious come together to talk about the animated Tekken movie known as Tekken: The Motion Picture, which is LOOSELY based on Tekken 2. You're not a real man unless you can catch a tomahawk with your teeth, son! click on Heihachi for more ridiculous Tekken: The Motion Picture screencaps GET READY [...]…

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A Podcast with Ross and Fawn #138 - SPX-Men

2012-09-19 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

Fawn gets in on the fun as we dissect an EXTREME two-part story from X-Men: The Animated Series episodes #48-49 (s4 e6-7 on Netflix). And, of course, we've got stupid screencaps for you from both episode 48 and episode 49. Magneto has decided to give the mutants a home away from home on Asteroid M. [...]…

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AudioShocker Podcast #229 - Abbreviated

2012-09-19 :: AudioShocker

The ultimate in podcast vérité!! Neal and Nick hope their panel pitch for Podcamp Pittsburgh gets approved, big ups to Ayn Rand, and Judge Reinhold is ridiculous in Vice Versa: COMIC BOOK MOVIE ANTI-NEWS! The Falcon is excited to be the Falcon and there's no Aquaman movie. Also, Neal's been setting up dates via text [...]…

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HyperComboCast #56 - Do Your Homework!

2012-09-17 :: AudioShocker

Kenny Riot puts out a short episode this week because he wants you prepared for the NEXT episode so that you know exactly what he's talkin' about! Nick sayz: If you want a good grade you gotta watch Tekken: The Motion Picture and report back here next Monday to get schooled by Dr. Riot.…

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Sequential Underground #49 - Pittsburgh Zine Fair 2012

2012-09-12 :: AudioShocker

Nick Marino and Virginia Shields are joined by cartoonist and anthology publisher, Andy Scott, who's also the head organizer of this year's Pittsburgh Zine Fair. The 2012 PGH Zine Fair will be held on Saturday, September 22 from 11am-7pm in the Wiegand Gymnasium at the University Center at Carnegie Mellon University. Virginia's a vendor and [...]…

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AFI 100 Years 100 Movies Podcast #24 - A Grape Odyssey

2012-09-11 :: AudioShocker

Conrad and Nick continue their careful climb up the AFI 100 list! 25. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) Conrad likes it. Nick prefers Mac and Me. 24. Raging Bull (1980) BOOOOOOORING!!! Why it's this high on the list (not to mention ranking at #4 on the revised list) is beyond us. 23. The Maltese Falcon (1941) [...]…

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HyperComboCast Bonus Stage #4 - Tekken: A History of Beats

2012-09-10 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

Kenny Riot goes solo in a rhythmic assault of a bonus stage, taking all of you listeners on a trip down memory lane with the music of the Tekken series. This definitely ought to get you hype before Tekken Tag Tournament 2 releases! NOTE: This podcast is HQ audio @ 320 kbps and the file [...]…

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Super Haters Destruct-O-Cast #17 - Daddy Issues

2012-09-07 :: AudioShocker

Nick Marino and Justique Woolridge talk about Who's Your Daddy?, the Super Haters story arc that takes Destruct-O-Tron on a journey of familial discovery. From practical jokes to family secrets to emotional confrontations to shocking reveals to the identity of Mind's Eye's baby daddy, we give you the behind-the-scenes scoop in this podcast! Nick also [...]…

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Gello Shots #5 - Congratulations

2012-09-06 :: AudioShocker

Shawn Atkins wants you to have a wee bit of Gello Apocalypse in your life. In the latest Gello strip, Kat gets... strippped! Also, Shawn was featured on the Pittsburgh-focused blog, RadioChumps. Plus: Shawn reviews Kick the Football Chuck by Rev. Fitz.…

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A Podcast with Kaylie and Nick #137 - Bonerang

2012-09-05 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

After a brief discussion of fashionable bald hairstyles, we devour an EXTREME smorgasbord of terrible screencaps (part 1 and part 2) from X-Men: The Animated Series episodes #46-47 (s3 e17 and s5 e3 on Netflix). Cain Marko loses his Juggernaut powers and Omega Red gets revived in these stupid installments of X:TAS. DO YOU BELIEVE [...]…

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AudioShocker Podcast #228 - Sharkleg

2012-09-04 :: AudioShocker

Nick wants to talk about Ed Solomon -- co-creator of Bill & Ted and screenwriter of Super Mario Bros., Men in Black, Charlie's Angels, and more -- but Neal's being a buzzkill and keeps crushing the conversation!! Maybe Neal's in a bad mood because he watched Star Trek and Star Wars in the same day. [...]…

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HyperComboCast #55 - Yatagarasu

2012-09-03 :: AudioShocker

Kenny Riot goes solo this time so he can tell you about a PC Doujin fighting game called 'Yatagarasu' that will be ported over to the Nintendo 3DS as an eShop title in the USA and Europe! click for more pics from the game Unfortunately, there hasn't been a release date with that announcement, but [...]…

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Sequential Underground #48 - Color and Communication

2012-08-29 :: AudioShocker

Nick Marino is joined by Jeremy Baum, the Pittsburgh-based artist behind the comics Postland, Extravagant Traveler, and more. The discussion begins with color, analyzing the intentional and unintentional decisions behind the palettes used in our comics. But the conversation morphs as we ask bigger questions and push for deeper answers about why we make comics [...]…

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HyperComboCast #54 - The Man Series: HyperCombroFist

2012-08-27 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

HERE COMES A NEW CHALLENGER! Kenny teams up with a fellow poster from the Talking Time forums, Adam Nelson a.k.a. TirMcDohl. The bros talk about the latest collaboration between Atlus and Arc System Works: Persona 4 Arena! Are you ready to reach out to the truth?…

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Gello Shots #4 - Norman Fell

2012-08-23 :: AudioShocker

Shawn Atkins is back with more Gello Apocalypse conversation! WHO IS THAT GREEN MAN ABOVE??? And how is he connected to a similarly-shaped purple monster? Dive into the mystery with Chapter 11 a.k.a. Road Trip. Shawn also reviews The Zombie Hunters by Jenny Romanchuk. It's an undead webcomic with big action and lots of emotion. [...]…

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A Podcast with Ross and Nick #136 - Good and Evil

2012-08-22 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

The EXTREME Challenge rolls on with X-Men: The Animated Series episodes #44-45 (s3 e16 and s4 e14 on Netflix). We take a bite out of some hilarious screencaps right away, including this gem: X-Men: TAS dominates the first 38 minutes of the show, but after that we branch out big time. Ross watched Titanic for [...]…

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AudioShocker Podcast #227 - Wolverrreeeen

2012-08-21 :: AudioShocker

A podcast that begins with the middle and ends with the beginning!!! The mystery kicks off as Neal discusses how his life has turned into The Shitpool, akin to The Deadpool from X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Following a surprise call-in from Justique and a brief Total Recall review, Nick talks about watching Marvel Anime: Wolverine on [...]…

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HyperComboCast #53 - Podcast in Real Earnest

2012-08-20 :: AudioShocker

Alex and Kenny get together to discuss a much-criticized fighting game crossover... ...get ready for SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos! NO ESCAPE!…

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HyperComboCast #52 - Go to Chicago 4 Ultimate in Midwest Arena!

2012-08-13 :: AudioShocker

A ridiculously short episode where Kenny calls attention to an upcoming fighting game tournament... ...which hints at what the NEXT episode of this podcast is going to be about!…

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Gello Shots #3 - Tripping Balls

2012-08-09 :: AudioShocker

Shawn Atkins is back with a bullet! And this time he's talking about Gello Apocalypse chapter 2, The Laundromat Blues. Shawn shares about his life experiences that inspired The Laundromat Blues, including the time someone secretly slipped some drugs to his friend and make her unexpectedly trip balls. After that, Shawn reviews Ninjabitch, a grindhouse [...]…

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A Podcast with Ross and Nick #135 - No More Dogs

2012-08-08 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

EXTREME (Epic X-Men TV Review Endurance Marathon Extravaganza) is back, baby!!! Ross and Nick review X-Men: The Animated Series episodes #42-43 (s3 e13-14 on Netflix). We've got screencaps!!! Ross made a ton (set 1 and set 2) and Nick made a few choice ones. But in general, these episodes suck. Which makes us wonder... why [...]…

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HyperComboCast #51 - The King of Fighters Blowout: Part 4

2012-08-06 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

Alex and Kenny team up one last time to wade through the murky waters that make up the King of Fighters spinoff games. Expect small praise, many jokes, and a whole lot of groans in this episode! KoF Blowout podcasts: Part 1 • Part 2 • Part 3 • Part 4…

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Sequential Underground #47 - Webcomics Hosts vs. Web Hosts

2012-08-01 :: AudioShocker

Dan Greenwald, Shawn Atkins, and Nick Marino weight the pros and cons of using a webcomics host to house your comics versus building your own website using a web host. Webcomics hosts like Smack Jeeves, ComicFury, Comic Genesis, and Drunk Duck provide webcomics-focused layouts and built-in communities hungry for new content. But they also limit [...]…

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AudioShocker Podcast #226 - Off Segue

2012-07-31 :: AudioShocker

Neal wants to know: Is the Konami Code console only? Or does it also work on the arcade versions of games like Contra? Then... Where in the World is Rockapella? Carmen Sandiego made them famous, but now the only thing Nick remembers is their a cappella Folgers commercial. Neal watched Clueless for the first time [...]…

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HyperComboCast #50 - The King of Fighters Blowout: Part 3

2012-07-30 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

Alex and Kenny come together once more to discuss the Ash Crimson Saga of the KoF series. Meanwhile... power surges try to take out Alex's modem! No matter, the duo soldiers on so that they can bring you the 50th episode of HyperComboCast!! KoF Blowout podcasts: Part 1 • Part 2 • Part 3 • [...]…

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Super Haters Destruct-O-Cast #16 - Marvelous

2012-07-27 :: AudioShocker

Nick Marino (that's me!!) drops some in-depth audio commentary for the Super Haters story arc concluding today, Marvelous Detectives. (read the full thing on Facebook) Here's the plot: Wet Dream has joined the world's premier corporate superteam. But after a few days of their unending bureaucratic shtick, Randall can barely take it anymore and he [...]…

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Gello Shots #2 - Rough Stuff

2012-07-26 :: AudioShocker

Shawn Atkins is back with the sophomore installment of his new podcast all about Gello Apocalypse! Shawn tells some unusual stories (not for the easily offended!) about his early days living in Pittsburgh and how that time influenced the first chapter of his Gello Apocalypse comic book. After that, Shawn shares some thoughts on Monica [...]…

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A Podcast with Ross and Nick #134 - Socks

2012-07-25 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

Ross and Nick kick things off with some brief conversation about The Hollywood Complex. After that, Nick confesses his addiction to claw machines and Ross talks about buying clothes online. Then it's time for comics conversation!!! First up is New X-Men and Nick's theory that Emma Frost is Grant Morrison's secret cipher. Then Ross and [...]…

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Sequential Underground #46 - Genre and Format in Webcomics

2012-07-18 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

Shawn Atkins and Nick Marino are joined by Rebecca Cohen, creator of The Adventures of Gyno-Star, to tackle a ton of massive webcomics topics. First up, we explore the definition of genre. How does it differ from format and style? And Rebecca asks: does the web have its own genres distinct from print comics? Sometimes [...]…

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HyperComboCast #49 - The King of Fighters Blowout: Part 2

2012-07-16 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

Kenny Riot is rejoined by Alex to discuss the NESTS saga in The King of Fighters series. (here's The King of Fighters Blowout: Part 1 podcast) Fan service, bankruptcy, blatant copyright infringement, and a plethora of frustration-loaded-profanity await you in the second part of the King of Fighters Blowout! KoF Blowout podcasts: Part 1 • [...]…

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A Podcast with Ross and Aaron #133 - Maggot NOW!

2012-07-11 :: AudioShocker
Length: 3s

Ross and Nick are joined by comic book artist Aaron Conley for a massive 3.5 hour episode!! Things kick off with some fighting games art chit-chat, including the best and worst of Capcom's character art: Then it's time for comic books with bullet holes in their covers!! Including real bullet holes (Jab #3) and fake [...]…

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AudioShocker Podcast #225 - ReligionShocker

2012-07-10 :: AudioShocker

This is IT!!! The 500th conversation podcast on AudioShocker.com! And to celebrate, we're discussing religion... because religion is a racket awesome. Neal talks about the ridiculous blessing ceremony his baby niece had to go through last week. Nick doesn't remember a goddamn think about his confirmation, but he does (uhhh, sorta) remember the episode of [...]…

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HyperComboCast #48 - The Riot Break

2012-07-09 :: AudioShocker

Kenny Riot takes a moment to discuss some recent going-ons in the fighting game world. Avatar Fighter Online, The Rumble Fish 2, DOA 5, MvC Origins, DLC for SFxTK, Seth Killian's resignation, and more. Though Kenny doesn't mention it in the recording, Adam "Keits" Heart -- creator of the game DIVEKICK -- has started a [...]…

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Gello Shots #1 - Slice of Life with a Twist

2012-07-05 :: AudioShocker

A new podcast series from the AudioShocker!!! Writer and artist Shawn Atkins talks about his stoner webcomic, Gello Apocalypse. Shawn kicks things off by explaining the genesis of Gello Apocalypse. And then he shares a bit about the creation of his newest Gello character, Ben: Shawn also talks about some of his animation influences (and [...]…

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AudioShocker Podcast #224 - Moral Ineptitude

2012-07-03 :: AudioShocker

Neal wants to talk about the highly underappreciated lead henchman role in action movies. From Colm Feore as Wolfe in Paycheck to Michael Ironside as Richter in Total Recall to Tracey Walter as Bob in Batman. But wait... there's more!!! Remember V.I.P.? Neal loves Drop Zone and Yancy Butler. Nick rewatched Arrested Development and really [...]…

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HyperComboCast #47 - The King of Fighters Blowout: Part 1

2012-07-02 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

Kenny Riot teams up with Alex Gomory / SNKZato1 to discuss the entirety of The King of Fighters series, with this first part discussing entries 1994-1998! Consider this something of an apology for making you guys watch the god awful KoF movie in Bonus Stage 3. KoF Blowout podcasts: Part 1 • Part 2 • [...]…

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Super Haters Destruct-O-Cast #15 - Work for Hire

2012-06-29 :: AudioShocker

Nick Marino (that's me!!) goes solo to disclose the shocking secrets behind the Work for Hire story arc, which concludes today at SuperHaters.com. Here's a glimpse at one of my scripts. I don't even bother to write the character names because I know who's saying what. Since I letter it myself, I just type out [...]…

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A Podcast with Ross and Nick #132 - Saga of 1000 Comics

2012-06-27 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

Ross is reading Love and Rockets instead of the Iron Man comics he told Nick that he would read. Nick is slowly reading the Sleepwalker comics he promised Ross that he would read... but he also went overboard and bought nearly 100 backissues last weekend at Copacetic Comics! Both dudes are enjoying Bobby Curnow and [...]…

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AudioShocker Podcast #223 - The Typs

2012-06-26 :: AudioShocker

We kick things off with an advance review of Ted. Nick's verdict? 2 out of 5 for good elements but average-to-poor execution (unlikable Mila Kunis character and really ignorant jokes). Neal saw Atlas Shrugged: Part I and liked it... but was bummed out when he learned that the entire cast has been replaced for Part [...]…

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HyperComboCast #46 - Ring Out!

2012-06-25 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

Kenny Riot welcomes a new challenger to the HyperComboCast, Webster Snow (one of the most strongly opinionated people in fighting games) to discuss Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown, as well as other games in the Virtua Fighter series. Lines are drawn! Questions are destroyed by answers! Differs get begged! Are you ready for this serious [...]…

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Sequential Underground #45 - After Kickstarter, What's Next?

2012-06-21 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

Brian John Mitchell joins Nick Marino to discuss his successful Kickstarter campaign for the Silber Mini-Comics Collection. Brian delivers a comprehensive overview of what'll happen in the aftermath of your funded Kickstarter project. He also drops a ton of tips about how to first get accepted and then how to reach your funding goal. To [...]…

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Sequential Underground #44 - What Should Change?

2012-06-20 :: AudioShocker

Shawn Atkins and Nick Marino rant about the comic book business, as inspired by a blog post by Pittsburgh comics creator and retailer, Wayne Wise (which was in turn inspired by a discussion from the mysterious and elusive Pittsburgh Comic Talk Facebook group). Shawn thinks that the big corporate publishers need to produce more works [...]…

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AFI 100 Years 100 Movies Podcast #23 - Dr. Apocalypse

2012-06-19 :: AudioShocker

Conrad and Nick continue their countdown of the AFI 100 list! 28. Apocalypse Now (1979) Conrad was stoked to rewatch this massive movie. And he highly recommends the 'making of' documentary, Hearts of Darkness. 27. Bonnie and Clyde (1977) Ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh... not so good. IRON MAN INTERMISSION!!! 26. Dr. Strangelove (1948) Conrad thinks that-- wait, it's [...]…

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HyperComboCast #45 - It's a Stick Up!

2012-06-18 :: AudioShocker

Kenny Riot has a chat with his friend in the Chicago fighting game community, Clayton Knight (also known as "Phreakazoid"), about one of the key components of fighting games: joysticks! Learn about how Clayton got himself into fighting games in the first place, and how he ended up working on modding joysticks for himself and [...]…

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A Podcast with Ross and Rachael #131 - Philosophical

2012-06-14 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

Ross and Nick are joined by Rachael E. Stephen to discuss different superheroes and their respective philosophies. Ross, Rachael, and Nick's first Spider-Man comic books. We dissect Spider-Man, Batman, and Wolverine as we attempt to understand what separates their motivations and actions on a conceptual level. A badass Venom by Jon Vermilyea from the Covered [...]…

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AudioShocker Podcast #222 - Divine Secrets

2012-06-12 :: AudioShocker

We've got our groove back!!! Honestly, I'd love to use this space to tell you about all of the fantastic and insightful things we talk about in this episode... but I can't. It's a secret. To find out why this unicorn is a jerk, click here. Finally, after the end theme we share all of [...]…

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HyperComboCast #44 - MrBulbamike Makes Music

2012-06-11 :: AudioShocker

Nick talks to MrBulbamike a.k.a. Mike Stoney, a UK musician that's currently creating 8-bit renditions of the theme songs from Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. MrBulbamike kickin' it with Yoshinori Ono at E3. We start the conversation by talking about MrBulbamike's history with fighting games, his favorite fighters, his main for SSFIV, and his team [...]…

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Sequential Underground #43 - Working at Home: Pants or No Pants?

2012-06-07 :: AudioShocker

Dan Greenwald, Shawn Atkins, and featured guest Marcel Walker discuss the oft-overlooked issue of comfort while making comics. Is Marcel wearing pants or not wearing pants? I'm going with not wearing pants. It's a solid hour of conversation about distractions, routines, work spaces, working at home vs. outside the home and whether wearing pants fits [...]…

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HyperComboCast #43 - UFGT8: Infinity... and stuff

2012-06-04 :: AudioShocker

Kenny Riot goes solo to discuss his time spent at the recent Ultimate Fighting Game Tournament 8: Infinity event. Infinity Gauntlet trophies were given out at UFGT8. Kenny also delivers a brief rundown of upcoming fighting game news, including info on Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown and the just-announced Injustice game featuring characters from DC [...]…

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A Podcast with Ross and Nick #130 - Maximum Pulp

2012-05-30 :: AudioShocker
Length: 2s

FIRST: Ross talks about his signing at Heroes Your Mom Threw Out. NEXT: Nick shares his new feelings about the obsolescence of comic book and webcomics numbering as he discusses changes he plans to make to Super Haters. THEN: Ross agrees to read Iron Man #281-316 if Nick will read all of Sleepwalker. DONE DEAL!!! [...]…

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AudioShocker Podcast #221 - Blood Orgy

2012-05-29 :: AudioShocker

Neal hated Battleship. Nick and Justique loved Men in Black III. Neal hated The Avengers. And Nick and Justique are fucking sick of the trailer for Brave.…

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HyperComboCast #42 - Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie

2012-05-28 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

A new challenger appears as Mike Dent of the R5 Central podcast teams up with Kenny Riot to take on the anime adaptation of Super Street Fighter II a.k.a. Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie! Banter combos into jokes and play-by-play commentary. Prepare to get rocked! After the end theme, some discussion about Street Fighter [...]…

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Super Haters Destruct-O-Cast #14 - Monstrous

2012-05-25 :: AudioShocker

Virginia Shields joins Nick Marino to discuss their new Super Haters collaboration (read the full story on Facebook)! It's a 5-page tale that introduces Mr. Nibbles to the Haters lore and contains this classic moment: But this podcast isn't exclusively about poop vomit. Oh NO NO NO!!! We also discuss the dead cat that's currently [...]…

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Sequential Underground #42 - 10 Year Plan

2012-05-23 :: AudioShocker

Shawn Atkins, Dan Greenwald, and Nick Marino start this week's podcast by revisiting a topic discussed way back in Sequential Underground #6 -- making money from your websites (and, even more importantly, your webcomics!). The conversation evolves as we discuss commitment to the financial success (or just sustainability!) of our comics and the idea of [...]…

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Super Haters Destruct-O-Cast #13 - Glorious

2012-05-18 :: AudioShocker

A conversation years in the making! THE FIRST OF ITS KIND!!! Okay... I'm totally lying. That's completely untrue. Fresh from this week's double-shot (#128 and #129) of A Podcast with Ross and Nick, Nick Marino (that's me!) and Ross Campbell reunite to talk about Glorious, the recent Super Haters story featuring the extreme warrior woman, [...]…

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A Podcast with Kaylie and Ross #129 - Uncut

2012-05-17 :: AudioShocker

No start theme. No end theme. No set topic. No limits! It's an all-natural, uncut bonus episode spontaneously recorded after #128. Kaylie, Ross, and I start out talking about depictions of different body types in comics and other pop media. Eventually, the conversation shifts to a discussion about the podcast itself. And it ends with [...]…

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A Podcast with Kelly and Kaylie #128 - Generation X

2012-05-16 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

Emma Frost! Banshee! Skin! Jubilee! Monet! Mondo! Buff? Refrax?!? It's, uhhh... the Generation X made-for-TV movie!!! Kelly Thompson and Kaylie McDougal join Ross Campbell and Nick Marino (that's me!) to discuss this cinematic gem from 1996. The verdict is that the Gen X movie is a mess of 90s filmmaking mistakes, but it also has [...]…

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AudioShocker Podcast #220 - Pink Camo

2012-05-15 :: AudioShocker

Neal wants to know -- what's the deal with wearing camo? Nick thinks it's just as much about the social statement as it is the fashion statement. Then, after Nick talks about The Avengers movie and its relationship to the modern military industrial complex, Neal wants to know -- what's the deal with Warner Bros [...]…

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HyperComboCast #41 - Level One COMPLETED

2012-05-14 :: AudioShocker

One year ago this Wednesday, Kenny and Nick (that's me!) started this fighting games podcast and it's still going strong... SO WE'RE CELEBRATING!!! A random screencap from Marvel Super Heroes because, well... why not? For our anniversary-cast, Kenny and I reveal the secret origin of the HyperComboCast and share some factoids about ourselves. Plus, we [...]…

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Sequential Underground #41 - Writer's Delight

2012-05-09 :: AudioShocker

Shawn Atkins, Dan Greenwald, and Nick Marino are joined by Brian Babyok of Weirdlings.com to discuss their individual writing styles, from seat-of-your-pants improv to heavily outlined scripts. Brian reaches into his bag of writing tricks at S.P.A.C.E. in 2011. We share our favorite kinds of scripts, our preferred methods of collaboration, our best writing experiences, [...]…

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HyperComboCast #40 - News and Stuff

2012-05-07 :: AudioShocker

NEWS BY KENNY! Dr. Riot runs down some upcoming games and other stuff that's going down on the fighting game scene. He also wants you to check out the Fighting Games Symposium interview series and like the HyperComboCast on Facebook. After the end theme, an 8-bit version of Nova's UMvC3 theme song as performed by [...]…

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Super Haters Destruct-O-Cast #12 - Word Association

2012-05-04 :: AudioShocker

On this week's Super Haters podcast, Nick Marino (c'est moi!) and creator extraordinaire Andrew Kilian go off-topic to debate The Godfather, share mutual love for The Legend of Korra, and trade philosophical views. Completely unrelated to this podcast... THE HATERS NEED YOUR VOTE! After the end theme (which happens somewhere in the middle of the [...]…

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A Podcast with Ross and Nick #127 - Leonardo

2012-05-02 :: AudioShocker
Length: 2s

Ross "Golden Pen" Campbell talks to Nick "Pen 15 Club" Marino (that's me!) about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Microseries #4: Leonardo, his latest comic book. Ross tells the thrilling tale of how he got the gig with IDW, his artistic process for the issue, and tons more. Plus, we answer your questions from Twitter, Facebook, [...]…

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AudioShocker Podcast #219 - Truly Outrageous

2012-05-01 :: AudioShocker

Neal's smoothie game is off the chain. Pineapple chunks. STOP! Justique and Nick started watching Jem and the Holograms on Netflix... and it's fucking sweet!!!! Meanwhile, Neal's on Crackle and that's the way he likes it. But he thinks the original Ghostbusters flick is waaaaay overrated (which may or may not be related to all [...]…

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Sequential Underground #40 - Cartooning All Night

2012-04-25 :: AudioShocker

Shawn Atkins and Nick Marino speak with Pierce Johnson, Pittsburgh cartoonist and an organizer of the Cartooning All Night component of the larger Art All Night event held in Pittsburgh's Lawrenceville neighborhood this Sat-Sun April 28-29. Pierce explains what you can expect to see at Cartooning All Night, and we run down the list of [...]…

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HyperComboCast #39 - Justice League Task Force

2012-04-23 :: AudioShocker

HERE COMES A NEW CHALLENGER! The Hairicane has arrived to help Nick get a handle on Justice League Task Force. Released in 1995 for Sega Genesis and SNES, this weird fighter features some of DC Comics most famous heavy-hitters. NOTE: In this episode, we share our non-expert opinions on the Genesis version, which is pretty [...]…

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A Podcast with Kaylie and Ross and Nick #126 - Tammy and the T-Rex

2012-04-18 :: AudioShocker

Kaylie McDougal, creator of Dinogeddon, joins Ross and Nick to recap Tammy and the T-Rex, a 1994 sci-fi comedy film starring Denise Richards and Paul Walker. This is a rare film, available only on VHS if you wanna buy it... but luckily we found the whole thing on YouTube: It's better than you'd think... but [...]…

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AudioShocker Podcast #218 - Lowe Standards

2012-04-17 :: AudioShocker

Get ready to ride the sails! Nick talks about the sailing thriller Masquerade starring Rob Lowe, his butt, Meg Tilly, and (naked) Kim Cattrall. Then Neal and Nick rant about streaming video, sharing their frustrations about not being able to watch whatever TV shows they want whenever they want. AIUGDIUH OIHSOIHNS OIHJS!!!! After that, Nick [...]…

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HyperComboCast #38 - Skullgirls

2012-04-16 :: AudioShocker

FOUR PLAYER MODE! Kenny, ZanSam, Kayin, and Nick discuss the newest fighting game on the scene -- Skullgirls! From gameplay to art direction to the netcode to combo fanfare and everything in between, we deliver our opinions on this one-of-a-kind fighter. Plus, listener feedback from David Rodriguez and a special 8-bit version of Felicia's UMvC3 [...]…

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Super Haters Destruct-O-Cast #11 - Office Haters

2012-04-13 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

On this week's podcast, Nick Marino is joined by artist Scott Hedlund to discuss Scott Hedlund Guest Week a.k.a. Office Haters! The guys discuss Scott's artistic process, the creation of their collaboration, the influences behind the themes and jokes in their story, putting Mind's Eye in a skirt suit, and tons more! Read all of [...]…

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Sequential Underground #39 - Legally Speaking

2012-04-11 :: AudioShocker

Shawn Atkins and Nick Marino are joined by magnificent Pittsburgh cartoonist Marcel Walker (of M.L.Walker's HERO CORP) to discuss legal troubles and how to avoid them as an indie comics creator. Remember, nothing we're saying on this podcast should be taken as legal advice! We're just three cartoonists trading opinions and sharing experiences. If you're [...]…

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AFI 100 Years 100 Movies Podcast #22 - Diane Doubles Down

2012-04-10 :: AudioShocker

Four movies reviewed, straight offa the AFI 100 list! 32. The Godfather Part II (1974) The Diane Keaton takeover pt 1. A good flick. Both Conrad and Nick dig it. 31. Annie Hall (1977) The Diane Keaton takeover pt 2. Conrad likey. More than he thought he would. Nick hasn't seen it since he was [...]…

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HyperComboCast #37 - Waku Waku 7

2012-04-09 :: AudioShocker

Kenny and Nick tackle the Neo-Geo fighting game that's got more character than Betty White, Samuel L. Jackson, and Dan Hibiki combined -- Waku Waku 7! Kenny kicks off the podcast by following up on last week's episode and sharing a few thoughts about Street Fighter X Tekken. After that, it's some hardcore WW7 conversation! [...]…

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Super Haters Destruct-O-Cast #10 - What I Did On My Haters Vacation

2012-04-06 :: AudioShocker

Nick Marino delivers a detailed report on what he did during the month and a half that the Super Haters webcomic was on hiatus. From San Antonio to Austin to Phoenix to Pittsburgh to Buffalo to Rochester and back to Pittsburgh again, Nick stayed busy during his break from Destruct-O-Tron and Mind's Eye. Learn about [...]…

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A Podcast with Kelly and Ross and Nick #125 - On Tap

2012-04-04 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

Kelly Thompson (of the world renowned 3 Chicks Podcast) teams up with Ross and Nick to talk about how fans treat ongoing / continuous / on tap properties. What kinds of properties, you ask? Franchises like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, X-Men, Wonder Woman, and more. Compelling conversation awaits! Learn the [...]…

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AudioShocker Podcast #217 - Pal Kenn

2012-04-03 :: AudioShocker

Neal wants to know: what happened to Kid 'n Play? Nick wants to know: what's the deal with people complaining about the casting of Hunger Games? He thought the movie had the opposite problem! Nick also wants to know: how does Neal feel about the depictions of Indians and Indian-Americans in movies and TV shows? [...]…

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HyperComboCast #36 - An SFxTK First Impression

2012-04-02 :: AudioShocker

Nick goes solo to deliver his first impression of Street Fighter X Tekken. PODCAST SPOILER ALERT!!! He didn't like it. What was your first impression of SFxTK? Email HyperComboCast@gmail.com or call our automated comment line at 412-567-7606. Then, after the end theme -- in a shocking turn of events! -- Nick goes rogue and talks [...]…

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Super Haters Destruct-O-Cast #9 - Audio Commentary for Super Haters #27-56d

2012-03-30 :: AudioShocker

Directly following last week's Destruct-O-Cast #8, we're back with more audio commentary, this time for Super Haters #27-56d. As before, these recordings come from 2010's Super Haters Special Edition, a homemade CD collection of comics, commentary, and extras. This episode covers the transition from three panels to six panels, some meta commentary, the death of [...]…

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Sequential Underground #38 - The MiniCon Cometh

2012-03-28 :: AudioShocker

Indie cartoonist (and soon-to-be CCS student!) Juan José Fernández returns to Sequential Underground to talk about The Toonseum MiniCon, an upcoming Pittsburgh small press and indie comics event that's a part of the 3rd annual GA/GI Festival. Juan explains the MiniCon to fellow Pittsburgh comics creators Shawn Atkins, Dan Greenwald, and Nick Marino, discussing the [...]…

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HyperComboCast #35 - Attract Mode

2012-03-26 :: AudioShocker

Kenny Riot brings John "ZanSam" Amenta back to discuss what attracts them to certain fighting games. Remember your first time with a certain game that grabbed you the right way? Tell us about it! Email HyperComboCast@gmail.com or call our automated comment line at 412-567-7606. Also, check out this video featuring ZanSam's Funny Face Crusher (FFC) [...]…

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Super Haters Destruct-O-Cast #8 - Audio Commentary for Super Haters #1-26

2012-03-23 :: AudioShocker

Take a trip down memory lane as Nick Marino presents audio commentary for Super Haters #1-26, as recorded for 2010's Super Haters Special Edition, a homemade digital collection of comics, commentary, and a few extras: Never before released online, this audio commentary reveals behind-the-scenes info about the earliest Super Haters story arcs, including: Super Haters [...]…

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A Podcast with Kaylie and Ross and Nick #124 - Mac and Me

2012-03-21 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

The year was 1988. Following the success of E.T. and ALF, Vision International, New Star Entertainment, and Orion Pictures joined forces to release one of the (if not the) worst films ever reviewed on A Podcast with Ross and Nick -- Mac and Me. Kaylie's back to help Ross and Nick relieve all of their [...]…

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AudioShocker Podcast #216 - Best of the Best

2012-03-20 :: AudioShocker

Neal has the new iPad, but Nick wonders: should they have called it the iPad 3? ALSO: Neal's not sure how to end a conversation -- or, more importantly -- how to end a hang out session. Nick recommends ending all conversations and social events by dressing up like a clown and punching people in [...]…

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HyperComboCast #34 - Dressed to Kill

2012-03-19 :: AudioShocker

HERE COMES A NEW CHALLENGER! Kenny Riot brings on his friend Kitty "Miss Strawberry" Anderson to discuss cosplay and fighting games... ...though the conversation is definitely leaning more towards cosplay, heh. Characters discussed: Yurika, of Project Justice Kurow, of Project Justice Ran, of Project Justice Frank West, originally of Dead Rising, but also appears in [...]…

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A Podcast with Kelly and Ross and Nick #123 - When You Don't Agree

2012-03-14 :: AudioShocker
Length: 2s

It's been one month since the last A Podcast with Ross and Nick. To make up for our absence, we're giving you a double-sized brain cruncher! Kelly Thompson joins Ross and Nick to discuss a complex conundrum: Where do you draw the line and how do you feel about reading or watching or listening to [...]…

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HyperComboCast #33 - Words with the Quickness!

2012-03-12 :: AudioShocker

Kenny Riot discusses how YouTube video creator, Miles923 a.k.a. Maxamillian of "Assist Me", basically said everything else he could've said about all the current controversy surrounding Street Fighter X Tekken. Instead, Kenny proposes an idea for a convention for fighting games, after telling all you listeners to rep AudioShocker at it's fullest.…

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Sequential Underground #37 - Characters and Pages

2012-03-07 :: AudioShocker

Nick is away at STAPLE so Dan and Shawn take the reigns for this episode. They discuss the process of character design... Dan's Blue Wraith has a simple-yet-striking color scheme. ...and then they chat about the complexity of page layout. A unique double-page spread by Shawn. We wanna hear your tips and tricks for character [...]…

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HyperComboCast #32 - We're Not Bad Apples

2012-03-05 :: AudioShocker

Kenny records another solo episode to address the recent controversy around Cross Assault, a reality show / commercial for Street Fighter X Tekken... ...and he wants people to know that the sexist behavior on the show IS NOT indicative of the fighting game community as a whole.…

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AFI 100 Years 100 Movies Podcast #21 - High Night

2012-02-28 :: AudioShocker

35. It Happened One Night (1934) ...is refreshingly good yet surprisingly familiar. Conrad likey very much. 34. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) ...is a boring character study. Conrad no likey. 33. High Noon (1952) ...is a western that happens in real time. Conrad likey. Nick not so much. NEXT: The Godfather Part II, Annie Hall, [...]…

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HyperComboCast #31 - The Battle Within

2012-02-27 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

Kenny brings John "ZanSam" Amenta on the HyperComboCast again to discuss the trials and tribulations of an often overlooked aspect of playing fighting games -- the pursuit of bettering yourself. Get your notebooks out and start takin' notes, 'cause this episode is quite important! ALSO: Listen to the original Kenny and ZanSam podcast team-up on [...]…

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Sequential Underground #36 - Acting Locally

2012-02-22 :: AudioShocker

On today's podcast, we kick things off with listener feedback from Javier Hernandez, cartoonist and podcaster. Then Shawn Atkins, Dan Greenwald, and Nick Marino get hyper-local with cartoonist and Pittsburghese expert, Virginia Shields. Virginia's "Words and Phrases for Getting Arahnd Pittsburgh" (available on Etsy) We discuss staying active in your local indie comics scene by [...]…

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AudioShocker Podcast #215 - Exploratory Thingies

2012-02-21 :: AudioShocker

Neal went to Seattle and met a lot of people who agreed that Portland is exactly like Portlandia. He also talks about Netflix's first original series, Lilyhammer. Plus, Neal's been watching RuPaul's Drag Race and he now recognizes the grave importance of slappin' a bitch. Meanwhile, Nick saw Chronicle. He was initially impressed... but upon [...]…

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HyperComboCast #30 - The Squared Circle

2012-02-20 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

Kenny invites special guest, Joe "Shakewell" Drilling of OnTheStick.com, to discuss various aspects of pro wrestling and how they influenced fighting games. Step into the squared circle and experience this podcast crossover! Here's the Tekken 3 King video that Joe watches during the show: Ooooooooh yeeeeaah! Got something you wanna say about wrestling and fighting [...]…

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Super Haters Destruct-O-Cast #7 - Who Is Ross MacDonald?

2012-02-17 :: AudioShocker

Nick Marino is sleepy. And he's podcasting. Alone. In this Super Haters micro-cast, Nick talks about the genesis of the Fast Cash story arc (concluding today with #349!). It all began with the mystery of Ross MacDonald, which continued to build and build until it all came to a head with this week's odd (and [...]…

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A Podcast with Kelly and Ross and Nick #122 - Talentless

2012-02-15 :: AudioShocker

Remember when Kelly Thompson, Ross Campbell, and Nick Marino made podcast magic by taking you on "Quite An Adventure" with #120? KISS THOSE DAYS GOODBYE, BABY! The magic gets tragic as we talk about Garfield, how we all agree on the existence (and overrated-ness) talent, Ross's new Leonardo comic book cover, and how Kelly's not [...]…

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HyperComboCast #29 - Arcade Cabinets

2012-02-13 :: AudioShocker

From marquee art to screen size to the spacing between joysticks, we're talking about those shrines of battle... those big ol' boxes of fun... arcade cabinets! Kenny and Nick discuss arcade gameplay and their favorite cabinet art, from Street Fighter II to Mortal Kombat II to Soulcalibur II to Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter [...]…

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Super Haters Destruct-O-Cast #6 - Who's Your Daddy?

2012-02-10 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

On this week's Destruct-O-Cast: Nick Marino talks to Brian John Mitchell, emperor of the Silber Media empire, comics creator, and Super Haters guest writer. STOP! You should take a couple of minutes to read Brian John Mitchell Guest Week before you listen to this episode! Brian's 10-strip tale was all about Destruct-O-Tron being reunited with [...]…

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Sequential Underground #35 - Don't Come Back

2012-02-08 :: AudioShocker

Pittsburgh indie scribble master Nate McDonough joins Dan Greenwald, Shawn Atkins, and Nick Marino to talk about his new graphic novel, Don't Come Back, and more. Nate discusses his Kickstarter campaign for Don't Come Back (you should become a backer!!!) and the experience of putting the entirety of Don't Come Back online for free (you [...]…

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AudioShocker Podcast #214 - Halftime

2012-02-07 :: AudioShocker

Neal asks: When it comes to the Super Bowl, is the game just a break for the ads? Neal says yes, but that's mostly because he doesn't know anything about football. Nick disagrees. And Justique just has halftime show ennui. Neal thinks that the NFL was crazy for letting MIA on the show in the [...]…

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HyperComboCast #28 - Art Direction

2012-02-06 :: AudioShocker

Kenny and Nick reunited!!! Will the HyperComboCast #28 tear them apart?!? LISTEN AND FIND OUT!!!!!! We kick things off with some awesome listener feedback from David Rodriguez. After that, Nick takes a few moments to offer up his thoughts on Kenny's topic from HyperComboCast #27. Here's the car accident background Kenny talks about from Capcom [...]…

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Super Haters Destruct-O-Cast #5 - Start to Finish

2012-02-03 :: AudioShocker

On this week's Destruct-O-Cast: making a Super Haters comic strip from start to finish. Join Nick Marino as he details his creation process, revealing lots of little Super Haters secrets along the way! It all starts with the plot, building it up through brainstorming and conversation. Then, after plenty of tweaks, the process moves onto [...]…

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A Podcast with Kaylie and Ross and Nick #121 - The Princecast

2012-02-01 :: AudioShocker

Another episode packed full of deep issues and ethical conundrums! Just kidding. We're talking about Prince movies. Kaylie is back to discuss Purple Rain, Under the Cherry Moon, and Graffiti Bridge. Have you watched the Prince movies? Tell us what you think about 'em! Leave us a message on our automated comment line at 412-567-7606 [...]…

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AFI 100 Years 100 Movies Podcast #20 - Double Midnight

2012-01-31 :: AudioShocker

Double-sized episode! 39. Doctor Zhivago (1965) Conrad's wife makes a cameo appearance in the film. Too long. Too boring. Too famous. 38. Double Indemnity (1944) Nick's in love! This film is a taut thriller that stands the test of time. Watch it! 37. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) Conrad's the only one that [...]…

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HyperComboCast #27 - Comebacks and Limitations

2012-01-30 :: AudioShocker

Kenny kicks things off by discussing the new additions to the Street Fighter X Tekken cast, including this handsome fella: But after that, then it's time for the real battle... comeback mechanics vs. self-imposed limitations!!! Actually, it's not a battle. Instead, Kenny poses two different-but-related fighting games questions: Do comeback mechanics like Soulcalibur's Ring Out [...]…

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Super Haters Destruct-O-Cast #4 - Back Talk

2012-01-27 :: AudioShocker

On this week's Destruct-O-Cast, Nick Marino (that's me!) and Justique Woolridge are joined by Brett Wallwork, Super Haters super fan! Above: Brett on the left. Dorks on the right. We discuss Brett's taste in comedy, his taste in candy bars, and his taste in Super Haters comics. (Actually, now that I think about it, we [...]…

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Sequential Underground #34 - Looking for the Perfect Comics

2012-01-25 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

Pittsburgh cartoonist Ed Piskor joins Nick Marino and Shawn Atkins to discuss hip hop history, the formulation of taste, hand lettering, comics reprints, and tons more. Ed's recently embarked on an ambitious new project -- chronicling the genesis of rap music through a comprehensive Hip Hop Family Tree series for his Brain Rot webcomic on [...]…

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AudioShocker Podcast #213 - Hot Glue

2012-01-24 :: AudioShocker

After Neal and Nick pen the latest mega-dance hit -- Do the Martha Stewart -- live on the podcast, then it's time to talk about... The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret. Nick (that's me!) is currently obsessed with it, especially loving the David Cross humor and the show's editing. While it's not new, it [...]…

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Super Haters Destruct-O-Cast #3 - Hyperreal

2012-01-20 :: AudioShocker

On this week's Destruct-O-Cast, Nick Marino (that's me!) is joined by Andrew Kilian. He's the hyper-awesome artist behind the hyper-anatomy of Andrew Kilian Guest Week, a 5-page Super Haters story that debuted last fall. NOTE: We spend a lot of time referencing our collaboration, so if you haven't already read it, you should check it [...]…

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A Podcast with Ross and Nick #120 - Quite An Adventure

2012-01-18 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

Kelly Thompson wants to know -- what do creators owe fans? Does Ross Campbell owe you anything? Probably not. (photo shamelessly lifted from Tom Spurgeon's 2011 TCAF coverage) Special guest Kelly (writer of She Has No Head, podcaster of 3 Chicks Review Comics, and blogger-er of 1979 Semi-Finalist) makes her triumphant return to lay down [...]…

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AFI 100 Years 100 Movies Podcast #19 - West by Northwest

2012-01-17 :: AudioShocker

ANNOUNCEMENT: Tuesday's regular weekly series -- the AudioShocker Podcast -- is going bi-monthly (as in once every two weeks). That means the the AFI 100 Movies Podcast now has a new day and schedule -- alternating every other Tuesday with the AudioShocker Podcast! 41. West Side Story (1961) Conrad and Nick both agree -- despite [...]…

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HyperComboCast Bonus Stage #3 - The King of Fighters... the movie!

2012-01-16 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

Kenny dares to go where no HyperComboCast has gone before! He kicks it solo to deliver an AUDIO COMMENTARY TRACK for 2010's The King of Fighters movie! Watch along with Kenny by streaming TKoF on Netflix, or if you really love the AudioShocker, you can buy it from Amazon through our associate's link. Thrill to [...]…

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Super Haters Destruct-O-Cast #2 - Co-Writing

2012-01-13 :: AudioShocker

Welcome back to the Destruct-O-Cast, a new weekly podcast devoted exclusively to the Super Haters webcomic! In this episode, Justique joins Nick (that's me!) to discuss the co-writing process. We kick things off with some listener questions from Dana Spallinger (a.k.a. lunch bag artist supreme) and Shawn Atkins (a.k.a. comics storyteller gordita). To leave us [...]…

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Sequential Underground #33 - Two Paths

2012-01-11 :: AudioShocker

An AudioShocker first! On this week's Sequential Underground, you get to choose your own adventure!!! We've got two podcasts... and two distinctly different paths for you to travel down... Sequential Underground #33a - To Sketch Or Not To Sketch? Mega artist Dave Wachter (from The Guns of Shadow Valley and That Hellbound Train) joins Shawn [...]…

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AudioShocker Podcast #212 - Neal vs. Nick

2012-01-10 :: AudioShocker

It's the ultimate battle you've all been waiting for... the supreme throwdown of all beef supremes... it's... These AudioShocker co-founders and podcast co-hosts can't agree on anything in this episode covering important topics such as Beyonce's birthing process, British actors on TV vs. British actors in film, and Fletch vs. Fletch Lives... Finally, after their [...]…

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HyperComboCast #26 - A Word From Kenny Riot

2012-01-09 :: AudioShocker

Kenny. Goes. Solo. In this intimate podcast message, Dr. Riot shares the games he's looking forward to in 2012, a few solid fighting games tips, and some of the great things you can expect from the HyperComboCast in the coming months. To leave us feedback for future episodes of the HyperComboCast, hit up our email [...]…

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Super Haters Destruct-O-Cast #1 - Genesis

2012-01-06 :: AudioShocker

Welcome to the debut of the Destruct-O-Cast, a new weekly podcast devoted exclusively to the Super Haters*! Nick (that's me!) dives into feedback from Facebook and Twitter, answering questions and dropping shoutouts. Dan Greenwald asks about Nick's character creation process for the Haters, while Byron Winton wants to know what's up with Destruct-O-Tron's new political [...]…

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A Podcast with Ross and Nick #119 - The Ernestcast

2012-01-04 :: AudioShocker

Featuring the triumphant return of Kaylie McDougal! She joins Ross Campbell and Nick Marino (a.k.a. me) to discuss... ERNEST P. WORRELL! We watched Ernest Goes to Camp, Ernest Goes to Jail, Ernest Scared Stupid, and some... uhhhhh... other stuff: Then it's time for a comics intermission!!! We share some project updates, including the status of [...]…

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AudioShocker Podcast #211 - The 2011 YOU DON'T SUCK Awards

2012-01-03 :: AudioShocker

It's here!!! The award ceremony that no one's been waiting for... the 2011 YOU DON'T SUCK Awards! Join our hosts -- Justique, Neal, and Nick -- as we pick the 2011 media that didn't suck the most. Listen to find out which nominees just didn't not suck enough to win! Thrill at the strange and [...]…

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HyperComboCast #25 - Nick's Top 11 of 2011

2012-01-02 :: AudioShocker

To kick off 2012, I go solo to deliver my Personal Top 11 Fighting Game Moments from 2011!!! 11. Kuma's bear fart hyper combo. 10. Finding someone who'll take my copy of Super Street Fighter IV PC. 09. Giving up on Super Street Fighter IV. 08. The UMvC3 theme songs tournament. 07. Learning how to [...]…

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Sequential Underground #32 - The Superhero Virus

2011-12-28 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

A conversation so that it can't be summed up with only a few small words Tom Scioli joins Shawn Atkins and Nick Marino to discuss indie comics, superheroes, artistic expression, and tons more. Here's Tom's trailer for the American Barbarian print collection: ALSO: Indie comics vs. superheroes (debunked!), ballpoint pens vs. art teachers (grudge match!), [...]…

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AudioShocker Podcast #210 - Manifeast Destiny

2011-12-27 :: AudioShocker

What is American cuisine? Neal wants know, so Justique and Nick try to help him figure it out. Is it a pretzel burger? Or maybe s'mores pizza? After that, we serve up more puppet conversation as Justique and Nick saw The Muppets, and Neal saw Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas Special. And finally, after the [...]…

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AFI 100 Years 100 Movies Podcast #18 - Rear Kong

2011-12-22 :: AudioShocker

Conrad and Nick are trying to put their long-standing misunderstanding to rest -- did the original AFI 100 Years 100 Movies list come out in 1997 and the 10th anniversary revision in 2007? Or was it 1997 and 2008? Or 1998 and 2007? We're confused. 43. King Kong (1933) Conrad thinks King Kong is most [...]…

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A Podcast with Ross and Nick #118 - Comic Tools

2011-12-21 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

Featuring special guest, Rachelle a.k.a. Morose Poet! And she wants to talk about C'Mon Ride It (The Train) and gaming. Then we play a call-in from Andrew Kilian and Nick takes the opportunity to announce the Destruct-O-Cast, a Super Haters podcast launching in 2012. To leave us feedback, call our automated comment line at 412-567-7606 [...]…

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AudioShocker Podcast #209 - Roving Gang

2011-12-20 :: AudioShocker

Justique and Nick watched tons of Haruhi Suzumiya anime (Season 1, Season 2, and the movie) over the weekend. Unfortunately, Neal hates new anime. Nick thinks Neal is now officially a weird (and/or creepy) uncle, but Neal thinks he's gonna be the "cool" uncle (if there even is such a thing). Then a conversation about [...]…

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HyperComboCast #24 - UMvC3 Themes, Final Round!

2011-12-19 :: AudioShocker

It's the final battle in the Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Character Theme Song Showdown Tournament!! Kenny and Nick kick things off with a listener call-in by kickass artist Andrew Kilian (see Andrew's work in his Super Haters Guest Week collaboration with Nick!). To leave us feedback of your own, email HyperComboCast@Gmail.com with your questions [...]…

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AFI 100 Years 100 Movies Podcast #17 - Boring Nation

2011-12-15 :: AudioShocker

SURPRISE AGAIN!!! Back after only one week, Conrad and Nick return to their AFI 100 Years 100 Movies countdown, recording over the phone via TalkShoe. 45. A Streetcar Named Desire Conrad couldn't get enough of this thrilling, captivating 50s classic! Oh, wait... wrong movie. He was bored out of his mind by this one. 44. [...]…

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Sequential Underground #31 - To Fan Or Not To Fan?

2011-12-14 :: AudioShocker

Which side of the table are you on? Dan, Shawn, and Nick discuss being comics creators vs. being comics fans. Dan never wants to lose his passion as a fan, no matter what. Shawn has always approached comics with creation in mind, and for him being a fan has always been a secondary role. Nick [...]…

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AudioShocker Podcast #208 - Puppets vs. Zombies

2011-12-13 :: AudioShocker

Nick loves the Warren the Ape show (a puppet-filled reality TV satire): Warren the Ape on MTV - FREE Full Episodes But Neal hates puppets. And Nick wants to understand why. Then we talk about Rodney Dangerfield, from his Sum 41 music video cameo to the oft-forgotten My 5 Wives. Nick watched the documentary Wham! [...]…

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HyperComboCast #23 - UMvC3 Themes, Round 3!

2011-12-12 :: AudioShocker

Kenny and Nick kick off Round 3 of the Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Character Theme Song Showdown Tournament by responding to some listener feedback. We play a call-in from Pierce Johnson, who wants to know about playing fighting games on the PC. Kenny drops some knowledge and Nick has a gift for Pierce -- [...]…

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AFI 100 Years 100 Movies Podcast #16 - Like Clockwork

2011-12-08 :: AudioShocker

SURPRISE!!! We're back! Conrad and Nick return to their AFI 100 Years 100 Movies countdown with a new style and renewed determination. 47. Taxi Driver After rewatching this Scorsese classic multiple times in the past few years, Conrad feels it deserves its placement on the AFI list. 46. A Clockwork Orange Both Conrad and Nick [...]…

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A Podcast with Ross and Nick #117 - Dana Carby

2011-12-07 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

Ross found sexy Shadoweyes fan art by gravedigger1006: Then it's time for listener feedback! We've got call-ins from a creepy guy and Rachelle (@morosepoet). You can leave your own call-in message through our automated comment line at 412-567-7606. Anyway, Rachelle wants to know about drawing and music. Nick rambles for a while, and Ross manages [...]…

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AudioShocker Podcast #207 - Comedy Intensive

2011-12-06 :: AudioShocker

Nick watched the new Sex Ed Couples Therapy sketch from last weekend's SNL and he loved it. Neal... not so much. That leads into an intense Saturday Night Live discussion, spinning off into other comedy, including Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (Neal's favorite movie): ...AND SuperTwins, a new superhero comedy web series that Neal and [...]…

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HyperComboCast #22 - UMvC3 Themes, Round 2!

2011-12-05 :: AudioShocker

Kenny and Nick reunite for Round 2 of the Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Character Theme Song Showdown Tournament!!! (Here's Round 1.) Match 1: Iron Fist VS. Virgil Match 2: Doctor Strange VS. Nemesis Match 1 is a super close fight, while Match 2 is far more decisive. The winner from Match 1 goes up [...]…

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Sequential Underground #30 - What Do Creators Deserve?

2011-12-01 :: AudioShocker

What do comics creators deserve? Shawn and Nick discuss the question, from unknown webcomics creators to the most famous and successful creators in comic books. Do webcomics creators deserve compensation from their fans? Should it be money, gifts, or just a constant stream of feedback? Does the Jack Kirby estate deserve compensation from Marvel? Did [...]…

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AudioShocker Podcast #206 - Super H8rs

2011-11-29 :: AudioShocker

FIRST: Nick thinks Thanksgiving is a horrible holiday and he's worried that Neal is becoming the 1%. THEN: Neal has a dilema: should he stop taking money from his 'rents? PLUS: Nick disliked Super 8 for a number of reasons and he explains them all. ALSO: GHOST IN THE MACHINE! Destruct-O-Tron (from Super Haters) has [...]…

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HyperComboCast #21 - Embrace Creativity

2011-11-28 :: AudioShocker

A.K.A. Changing the Game pt 2!!! Kenny and Alex get together to record their long awaited sequel to HyperComboCast #13 - Changing the Game pt 1, in which they express concerns that the more vocal competitive fighting game scene may have a dangerous effect on the creativity behind fighting games. ALSO: The controversial "is it [...]…

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A Podcast with Ross and Nick #116 - Continuity Heavy

2011-11-23 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

Ross talks about the talk he gave at the Center for Cartoon Studies, and how White River Junction has a lot of dead cats. Then Ross and Nick share coincidence stories. Also, we chat about the West Lakes Great Lakes Avengers. Nick didn't join a band recently, Ross wants to make digital music, and -- [...]…

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AudioShocker Podcast #205 - Fundamentally Filthy

2011-11-22 :: AudioShocker

Neal couldn't take a shower this morning... and that made him cranky. Above is the video I said I'd link to in the show notes. Wake up early and go hard. CORRECTION: Ooops! I forgot to link to Super Haters #300 when I first posted this.…

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Sequential Underground #29 - To Comics Or Not To Comics?

2011-11-16 :: AudioShocker

Two artists with two very different paths... similar passions but opposing pursuits... Katie Henderson's first love was animation. She recounts the desires and experiences that led her to follow her current path, living in Los Angeles and working hard to break into the animation business. While Katie's done comics in the past (see below, from [...]…

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AudioShocker Podcast #204 - Strombolis vs. Calzones

2011-11-15 :: AudioShocker

Neal wants to know why white people love Saag Paneer, Nick thinks Pittsburgh Italian food sucks, and he made a video about Herman Cain and pizza: Occupy iTunes, Neal attended the Silicon Alley Talent Fair, he has stinky farts, and Nick watched Winnebago Man: Justique watched Hellevator, and Nick misses good action comedies.…

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HyperComboCast Bonus Stage #2 - More Learning

2011-11-14 :: AudioShocker
Length: 2s

HERE COMES A NEW CHALLENGER! Kenny brings in a good local friend of his, John Amenta (ZanSam), to expand on the topic of, HyperComboCast #3 - Learning, and compare the differences between learning in the past (where Kenny started 20 years ago) as opposed to learning now (where John started). Expect a deep conversation that [...]…

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A Podcast with Ross and Nick #115 - Dreams

2011-11-09 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

FIRST: Ross and Nick get metaphysical!!! Nick's been having lots of compelling dreams lately and he's wondering what it all means. Ross tells stories about some of his dreams, plus he shares some dream art: THEN: Action Jackson and why YOU should watch it (if you haven't already... or, if you have, go watch it [...]…

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AudioShocker Podcast #203 - Any Which Way But Neal

2011-11-08 :: AudioShocker

Nick's pasta, Amazon's design, flashing, and Neal's been watching Spy on Hulu Plus. Nick watched the arm wrestling documentary Pulling John based on a recommendation by Andrew Kilian. It was awesome. PLUS: Phonocasting vs. FM radio, and names that begin with N.…

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HyperComboCast #20 - UMvC3 Themes, Round 1!

2011-11-07 :: AudioShocker

Welcome to Round 1 of the Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Character Theme Song Showdown Tournament!!! Match 1: Rocket Raccoon VS. Frank West Match 2: Nova VS. Phoenix Wright Finally, the winner from Match 1 goes up against the winner from Match 2... and while I won't spoil the final fight, I will say it [...]…

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Sequential Underground #28 - Small Shows vs. Big Shows

2011-11-02 :: AudioShocker

Dan, Shawn, Juan, and Nick talk about shows! Conventions, expos, festivals, fairs. We're talking about SMALL SHOWS (for example, PIX)... ...versus BIG SHOWS (for example, NYCC). What makes a comic book show "small" or "big"? Is it scale? Is it theme? What makes more sense for an indie comics creator? We discuss table cost, freebies, [...]…

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AudioShocker Podcast #202 - Hot Toddy Taint

2011-11-01 :: AudioShocker

We start with a completely fictional recap of #201. Then we talk Halloween costumes! Justique was a baroque hottie, Nick was modern art: Nick had a very Carl Weathers weekend. Plus, he watched Jean-Claude Van Damme in Assassination Games. Justique's been watching a lot of Shin Chan. Neal doesn't like Prime Suspect. And he's looking [...]…

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HyperComboCast #19 - Darkstalkers

2011-10-31 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! It's the Darkstalkers episode. Kenny and Nick are joined by Justique and Kayin to discuss the Darkstalkers (a.k.a. Vampire) series from Capcom. From the gameplay to the character art and everything in between, we've got your ultimate Darkstalkers review right here! BUT WAIT! There's more than just the video games -- we also [...]…

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A Podcast with Ross and Nick #114 - NYCC Recap and THE FART!

2011-10-26 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

Ross recaps his titillating New York Comic Con 2011 experience, including the announcement of his latest project, Glory. And... is it time for Ross to have a Morrison-esque psychedelic awakening? Then we answer questions!!! We field Creature Girl's final post from Ross' long-running deviantART feedback thread. Ross rants about shared universes and Nick raves about [...]…

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AudioShocker Podcast #201 - 1991 vs. 1995

2011-10-25 :: AudioShocker

Neal loves 1995 and Nick doesn't understand. Instead, Nick sees the immense beauty of 1991. It's 1991 vs. 1995... WHO WILL WIN? U DECIDE!…

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HyperComboCast #18 - Feedback Fighters!

2011-10-24 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

Nick rants about NYCC, MvC3 on the Xbox, and bad dpads... THEN IT'S TIME FOR THE FEEDBACK! Wait... no... Dr. Mario. BUT THEN IT'S TIME FOR FEEDBACK! Christian Wolfe sent us a fantastic email! He wants to know about learning how to use a joystick, and Nick likes his question. Kenny drops knowledge on the [...]…

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Sequential Underground #27 - PIX 2011 Recap

2011-10-20 :: AudioShocker

We're live at Kiva Han in Oakland, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, Earth, Milky Way with our... PIX (Pittsburgh Indy Comics Expo) 2011 recap!!! We're talking about everything PIX, from comics to attendance to events and more. Shoutouts to Pierce Johnson, Paige Shoemaker, Joe Wos, and Bill Boichel. Thx for making the show extra awesome! This episode's [...]…

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AudioShocker Podcast #200 - NYC NYCC BKLYN

2011-10-18 :: AudioShocker

Our New York Comic Con 2011 recap! Neal and Nick exhibited on the far end of Artist Alley in the Podcast Arena. Find out how it went! (Hint: It was good.) Also, it's our 200th anniversary episode, so we talk about... uhhhhh... whatever the fuck we want. Yeaaaah. NYCC. Neal and Ross hanging out. Lenticular. [...]…

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A Podcast with Ross and Nick #113 - NYCC and Art School

2011-10-12 :: AudioShocker
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Over one hour of hot Ross and Nick conversation! We're getting ready for NYCC 2011, so we discuss Ross' signing schedule with Oni and Image, plus what's happening at the AudioShocker booth! The AudioShocker will be located at table D15 on the far side of Artist Alley... in the PODCAST ARENA! Also, Ross discusses what [...]…

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AudioShocker Podcast #199 - Taco Night

2011-10-11 :: AudioShocker

FIRST: After some food talk, Nick does a short recap of last weekend's PIX (Pittsburgh Indy Comics Expo). (You can read his thoughts on Day 1 and Day 2.) Photo by Dan Greenwald of the Comic Book Pitt THEN: Neal re-watched Back to School and found it poignant. Nick saw Balance of Power starring Billy [...]…

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HyperComboCast #17 - Feedback, NYCC, DOA5

2011-10-10 :: AudioShocker

We want your feedback!!! In fact, HyperComboCast #18 (in two weeks) is gonna made out of your feedback! Kenny set up a new email address -- hypercombocast@gmail.com -- and he wants to hear from you. We're even taking a one week break to give you time to hit us up. Send us questions, comments, and [...]…

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Sequential Underground #26 - 24-Hour Comics Day Recap and PIX Pregame

2011-10-05 :: AudioShocker

FIRST: A call-in from Justin Rivers of the Distro1 podcast. He talks about his scrapped comics project (a topic we discussed on the show back in SU #22). THEN: What's a bindlestiff? WAIT... WHO CARES? Shawn Atkins and Nick Marino recap their 24-Hour Comics Day 12-Hour Comics Day experience at the Toonseum. Shawn showed up [...]…

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AudioShocker Podcast #198 - AudioHammer Thoughtcast

2011-10-04 :: AudioShocker

DEEPCASTING! First up, it's MicroMachines, Galoob, and John Moschitta Jr. THEN: Nick is confused about the gender revolution and he wants your help. Is Lil B's "I'm Gay" album title enlightened or a marketing ploy? (BTW, we call him Lil E... whoops!) Are Nick and Neal losing touch with youth culture? AND: Nick watched the [...]…

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HyperComboCast #16 - Crossovers!

2011-10-03 :: AudioShocker

It's NOT Mah-vel, baby!!! We're talkin' bout fighting game crossovers that aren't Marvel-related. (Cause we already did that.) Kenny describes Fighters Megamix and it sounds like the craziest game ever. Nick didn't realize King of Fighters was a crossover. Then there's Capcom vs. SNK versus SNK vs. Capcom! Nick likes the dumb fun of Mortal [...]…

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A Podcast with Ross and Nicholas #112 - Fashion in Comics

2011-09-28 :: AudioShocker

Guest starring writer M. Nicholas Almand! We're talking about the fashion in comic books, manga, and more. From Rob Liefeld to Starfire's misfire, and everything in between!!! Thx to Diello for suggesting our topic on deviantART! NEXT: Art school memories.…

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AudioShocker Podcast #197 - Ponder Rosa

2011-09-27 :: AudioShocker

We're almost to #200!!! Neal wanted to watch Footloose on Netflix but it's not there. And he thinks Qwikster is dumb. Nick wants to know -- What's your Netflix holy grail? Nick says Steel, Justique says Tales from the Crypt, and Neal says Footloose (sigh). ALSO: Shout out to posterous.com (Neal hates you), Nick will [...]…

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HyperComboCast #15 - Mortal Kombat: The Movie

2011-09-26 :: AudioShocker

Your fighters: Kenny and Nick. The main event: Mortal Kombat the movie. "It's so real, it hurts!!!" FINISH HER!…

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Sequential Underground #25 - Self-Publishing with Wayne Wise

2011-09-21 :: AudioShocker

The podcast by indie comics creators for indie comics creators gets historical! Writer/artist Wayne Wise joins Nick (a.k.a. me) and Shawn to discuss his history of self-publishing comics and prose fiction. (Above: A delicious Wayne sandwich.) From the black and white boom of the mid 80s to the direct market bust of the late 90s [...]…

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AudioShocker Podcast #196 - Pr0n Buddies

2011-09-20 :: AudioShocker

SPECIAL GUEST: Emily McGuiness, cartoonist and author of Ties. Here's what we discussed: Comic Book Pitt the Ties creation process Latchkey Studios missing noses porn buddies DJ Jazzy Jeff hip hop superhero mashups 90s music Netflix and the state of streaming video NEXT: Avoid the Noid.…

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A Podcast with Ross and Nick #111 - Crash

2011-09-16 :: AudioShocker

FIRST: Nick leads off with announcements about Podcamp Pittsburgh and NYCC 2011. BUT: Ross is dreading the fact that he has to call his insurance agent... so he talks about his driving history and past car crashes. Nick relates his (MOSTLY FALSE) car crash stories, as well as the (TRUE!) time he fought for his [...]…

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AudioShocker Podcast #195 - YEAAAH!!!

2011-09-15 :: AudioShocker

FIRST: Nick announces his upcoming session at Podcamp Pittsburgh -- Podcasting 201 @ 2 PM on Saturday, September 17th. ALSO: Don't forget -- we're gonna be at NYCC. AND: Why does Neal hate freedom? ACTUALLY: No, he doesn't hate freedom. He just hates when TV shows split their seasons in half. NEXT: Emily McGuiness joins [...]…

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HyperComboCast Bonus Stage #1 - Women in Fighting Games

2011-09-12 :: AudioShocker
Length: 1s

This first Bonus Stage branches off of HyperComboCast 8: Character Design. In that episode, Nick and I spoke about the importance of character designs in fighting games, and other random related stuff. For Bonus Stage 1, Nick and I are joined by my awesome feminist friend, Michelle, to discuss various aspects of the presence of [...]…

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Sequential Underground #24 - Doing Diversity

2011-09-07 :: AudioShocker

The podcast by indie comics creators for indie comics creators diversifies! First up, a few announcements -- Nick and the AudioShocker will be in the Podcast Arena at NYCC 2011! Dan's gonna be there too, using his glorious Comic Book Pitt press pass to get the latest scoops from the con floor!!! BUT WAIT! There's [...]…

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AudioShocker Podcast #194 - Naked Tokusatsu

2011-09-06 :: AudioShocker

LISTEN TO A SUPER SPECIAL TEASER FOR TODAY'S EPISODE ON THE NAKED JEWS AND NEO-HIPPIES PODCAST! We're talking about Wolverine chest tattoos, Ronco spray-on hair, and how Iowa made Sarah Palin boring. And... is there breast discrimination in politics? OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: The AudioShocker will in the Podcast Arena at the 2011 New York Comic Con! [...]…

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HyperComboCast #14 - Upcoming

2011-09-05 :: AudioShocker

Last week we said this was gonna be Changing the Game pt 2. Unfortunately, it's not. Instead, we're talking about some upcoming games for 2011 and 2012. Street Fighter X Tekken -- Kirby krackles, Kuma's cartoony face and his fart hyper combo, plus a return of some MvC1 flavor. Tekken Tag Tournament 2 -- Kenny [...]…

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A Podcast with Ross and Nick #110 - Fartcast (plus comics)

2011-08-31 :: AudioShocker

FARTS! It's the podcast that only Bo demanded!!! We discuss our dream farts, beats, Nick's nightmare fart, the diarrhea song, shower farts, and farts in comics. WE'RE TALKIN' 30 MINUTES OF FARTS!!! THEN: After the end theme, we talk about comics for 20 mins. Ross tells his story about how he got into the comics [...]…

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AudioShocker Podcast #193 - Asparagus Ice Cream

2011-08-30 :: AudioShocker

Horrible Bosses, Mr. Tumnus, and Nick NEEDS you to go to the Pittsburgh Zine Fair on September 1st from 5-10 PM. Neal recaps the hype of MTV's VMAs and Nick talks about guesting on the Naked Jews and Neo-Hippies podcast last week. Then Nick reviews the Hollywood horror art film SCUMBABIES, and Neal talks about [...]…

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HyperComboCast #13 - Changing the Game pt 1

2011-08-29 :: AudioShocker

Here comes a new challenger: Alex! This week, we're showcasing fighting games that broke the mold. We talk about tons of games, including Fatal Fury, Art of Fighting, Darkstalkers, Pocket Fighter, Mortal Kombat, World Heroes, Virtua Fighter, Real Bout Fatal Fury, Savage Reign, Voltage Fighter Gowcaizer, Samurai Shodown, Bushido Blade, and MORE!!! NEXT: Changing the [...]…

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A Podcast with Ross and Nick #85 - Omegathong

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EXTREME #17! X-Men ( Season 2, Episode 17 ): We run down Ross' awesome screen caps from this episode, including Wolverine and Omega Red dancing as well as Storm's fucked up eyes. Jubilee's powers are inconsistent... AGAIN. Who is Darkstar? What is the Dar…

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A Podcast with Ross and Nick #84 - Storm Runner

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EXTREME #16! X-Men ( Season 2, Episode 16 ): STORM EPISODE! Coffee-colored Africans, Africans in the Amazon, more Morph, and Ross hates the Shadow King but Mjnari can outrun him! See our EXTREME #16 screen caps! James Hong Marathong begins!!! But Missing …

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Sequential Underground #7 - Storytellers

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The podcast by indie comics creators for indie comics creators rambles on. OH NO! NO DAN! But the show goes on with Shawn and Nick as they trade stories -- Shawn parted ways with his limited series project, Nick's comics are so good he can sell them to th…

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A Podcast with Ross and Nick #83 - Till Death Do Us Part

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We missed a week, so we make up for it with an entire EXTREME episode!!!* EXTREME #14-15! X-Men ( Season 2, Episode 14 ) and X-Men ( Season 2, Episode 15 ): Morph is back!! HOLY URMPHFJGHJJK!!!! How long has Morph been a priest? What's the deal with Miste…

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A Podcast with Kelly #82 - Ross vs. Nick

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EXTREME #13. X-Men ( Season 1, Episode 13 ): Season 1 is done! Our favorite dumb episode moments, Nick thinks the plot is stupid, Kelly sorta likes it (as usual), and Ross continues to hate Storm. American Psycho 2! A sequel that makes no sense! Thus Ross…

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AudioShocker Podcast #162 - Magical Creatures

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Neal blabs about his journey to a dyn-o-mite wedding, we announce the 2010 YOU DON'T SUCK Awards (and talk about the 2009 YDS Awards), Neal went to Target and he bought a Kindle (and synced up Time Log), give Neal your book recommendations (including clas…

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Sequential Underground #6 - Online Money

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The podcast by indie comics creators for indie comics creators talks $$$. Special guests Chad Cicconi and Shawn Gabborin from Action Lab Entertainment join Dan, Shawn, and Nick! They discuss financing their new project, Fracture, through Kickstarter. Maki…

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A Podcast without Justique and Kelly #81 - J: Save the World

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Justique is on a life or death mission! Can she save the world by the end of the podcast? But first it's... EXTREME #12! X-Men ( Season 1, Episode 12 ): Ross says animated Bishop is a dope, Nick defends Bishop, Kaylie doesn't care, Jubilee's a slacker, My…

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AudioShocker Podcast #161 - Prude Bong Hits

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Palin's bongo solo. Montell Williams vs. Nick Cannon. Sean Connery in Zardoz: Neal saw The Proposal AND Get Him to the Greek AND the Aziz Ansari comedy special, Nick wants to discuss nudity in movies past and present, and Justique thinks Miley's bong hits…

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A Podcast with Ross and Nick and Justique and Kelly and Kaylie #80 - Future Garbage

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EXTREME #11! X-Men ( Season 1, Episode 11 ): Rusty and Skids... are not in this episode. Funny moments (a.k.a. the whole thing), WAY WEIRD, BISHOP! Harmonica music! MULLET Mane!, two-parters, Kenny's Japanese X-Men openings, and Beast has glasses. The Gar…

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AudioShocker Podcast #160 - Chest Hats

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Justique likes Jessie J's "Do It Like a Dude," Kelly Maize doesn't email us back, Ke$ha's a "Cannibal," Figment.com has officially launched for YA fiction fans, Chappelle's Show is dated but funny, VH1 blows, so does Oprah, and is "Black and Yellow" a hot…

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Sequential Underground #5 - Printed

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The podcast by indie comics creators for indie comics creators gets papered. PRINTING!!! Dan talks about going from office printers to Ka-Blam (and he likes them), Shawn used comiXpress for his 2010 books and liked them cause they take PDFs, Shawn talks a…

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A Podcast with Ross and Kaylie #79 - EXTREME Invasion

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EXTREME #10! X-Men ( Season 1, Episode 10 ): Kaylie in the house, Ross likes tornadoes, Justique likes Jean Grey's fall, bad dialogue, Rogue's disappearing boobs, bad haircuts, Pestilence goes commando, Storm's dumb voice, and Apocalypse's powers. And X-M…

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AudioShocker Podcast #159 - Great Things Come in Bears

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No one goes to our Spreadshit store! BOO! But you can start to support the show by buying stuff from the AudioShocker Select Amazon aStore. Also, while you're at it, check out Nik Furious on PodOMatic. THIS EPISODE: Conrad and Neal bore Nick with a normal…

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A Podcast with Ross and Nick #78 - The Mutant Minority, pt 2

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Listen to PART 1... then listen to this one to hear us talk about The Minority!!! [See it for yourself! Buy The Minority on DVD or Amazon Video On Demand] So seriously... is The Minority a joke? We're not sure, but we loved it! Is it insightful? Justique …

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A Podcast with Ross and Nick #77 - The Mutant Minority, pt 1

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EXTREME #9! X-Men ( Season 1, Episode 9 ): The potato sack, did Ross watch it?, Moira's a sellout, same plot as X-Men 3, book shelfs and plasma cannons, Mystique and Rogue, and Cable's backstory. And then we tease PART 2 by discussing the trailer for The …

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AudioShocker Podcast #158 - Foodcast

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Neal watched Batman Returns, Shades of Ray, Amanda, Robocop 2, Shelf Life, Iron Eagle, and Cherry 2000. Plus, he hates Kat VonD from LA Ink. Nick bought ketchup and watched Black Belt Jones. AND... Is Girl Talk still in Pittsburgh? How does he make money?…

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Sequential Underground #4 - Research This

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The podcast by indie comics creators for indie comics creators does its homework. Research, research, research! Dan, Shawn, Justique, Nick, and newcomer Seth Fronzoli discuss their experiences with research while making indie comics. What are the stranges…

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Re-Listen: AudioShocker Podcast #2

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AudioShocker Podcast #2 - Sidekick Magic Original air date: October 9, 2007 What we talk about: Trey Songz, Blue Magic, Jill Scott, ICP, Wu-Tang, The Heartbreak Kid, Grandma's Boy, Avatar: The Last Airbender (this is before Neal had ever seen it!!!), Paul…

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Re-Listen: AudioShocker Podcast #1

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I'm embarking on a new project that may or mat not turn out to be something I see all the way through to the end: re-listening to all of the AudioShocker podcasts in chronological order. But for now, it's fun! AudioShocker Podcast #1 - Pop Culture Kingdom…

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A Podcast with Ross and Nick #76 - Tales from the EXTREME

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Teasing next week's episode featuring The Minority. AND... Kelly announces the 3 Chicks podcast starting next week on CSBG!!!! EXTREME #8! X-Men ( Season 1, Episode 8 ): It's a mess, Jubilee's sweater, Wolverine's golf cart Jeep, the construction scene su…

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AudioShocker Podcast #157 - Right Now

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Vamping, you should like the Unlicensed Attorneys at Law, can you still find Zima?, icing, The Story of a Sex Surrogate, American Pimp, Arrested Development (the show and the band), and WHAT IS RIGHT NOW???? (a.k.a. do you know where I can score a Betamax…

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A Podcast with Ross and Nick #75 - Jubilee vs. Ahsoka

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EXTREME #7! X-Men ( Season 1, Episode 7 ): Problems!!! Stupid cartoon Cable is an angry laborer, Genoshan power collars, Xavier blows off the X-Men, Jubliee -- revolution leader Sentinel easy-bake oven, lightning wind, and more power inconsistencies. The …

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AudioShocker Podcast #156 - In Sheep Skin

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Diwali blind dates, Cyborg 2, shout out to Link, Vince's meth eye, choppacasting, Avatar Roku Box, fishbowl Jell-O, Runaway, Wassup Rockers, Flashpoint, and Catalina Cruz.…

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Sequential Underground #3 - Big Ideas

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The podcast by indie comics creators for indie comics creators talks Pittsburgh. The Big Idea bookstore in Bloomfield, Shawn walked from McKee's Rocks to Copacetic Comics in Polish Hill, quick reviews of Andy Scott's Andromeda #2 and Nate McDonough's Grix…

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A Podcast with Ross and Nick #74 - Episode 6cast

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EXTREME #6! X-Men ( Season 1, Episode 6 ): Wolverine's photo of Scott and Jean, Wolverine's magic shirt (~8:30), Gambit's crap disguise, no Kelly means more hate (and less notes), and Sabretooth sucks. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi is still b…

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AudioShocker Podcast #155 - Refined

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Neal hates Halloween, Kanye and Brett Favre get exposed (they're no Cassie, that's for sure), is Saturday Night Live relevant?, is Neal refined?, aged cheeses, Nick watches documentaries, bass sax, the OK Go show, and YouTube. NEW -- listen to the first n…

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A Podcast with Ross and Kelly #73 - Episode 5cast, pt 2

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Episode 5cast continued! Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back discussed! Ross loves Yoda, Nick hates C-3PO, Lando's decision making, and Kelly wants to know -- do we like Leia? And... more EXTREME #5 with X-Men ( Season 1, Episode 5 )! Storm is …

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A Podcast with Kelly and Ross #72 - Episode 5cast, pt 1

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Two episode fives so nice... we're doing it twice! First it's EXTREME #5! X-Men ( Season 1, Episode 5 ): The theme song... good or suck? Jean's inconsistent powers, coloring mistakes, Storm's powers make no sense, and "LEGGO MY FRUIT!" Then Ross has an X-…

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AudioShocker Podcast #154 - Down and Dairy

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Broken English, Baum Blvd, Jericho and MS Paint, AppleWorks, Neal got stuck in the Death Star's trash compactor, Mystery Team, This Film Is Not Yet Rated and MPAA censorship, and the Avengers: EMH series premiere.…

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Sequential Underground #2 - PIX and Pen Names

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The podcast by indie comics creators for indie comics creators is PIXelated! Our PIX 2010 recap!!! Shawn's Thundergirl was a hit. Dan's mini-comics did best. Nothing was a big seller for Nick and Justique. Bill Boichel did an awesome job organizing the sh…

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A Podcast with Kelly and Justique #71 - Episode 4cast

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EXTREME #4! X-Men ( Season 1, Episode 4 ): Amateur hour at the chemical plant. "I'll penetrate his recesses!" Is Xavier's power rapey? Where are Jean Grey and Gambit? And Kelly hates story convenience. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope is SLOW!!!!!!!! Wa…

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AudioShocker Podcast #153 - Math Spatula

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Svedka ads, Neal's vodka history, Muslim banking and Spuds McKenzie, Broken Bells and Sleigh Bells, math spatula, PIX shoutouts, broken TV, would you say Nick has a plethora of pinatas?, and our personal Quinces Courts.…

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A Podcast with Kelly and Justique #70 - Episode 3cast

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EXTREME #3! X-Men ( Season 1, Episode 3 ): Ice cream, awful animation, Ross likes this one, episode inconsistencies, Rogue is dumber than the Warwolves, and X-Oafs. Then it's Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. And, ummm... have YOU seen Episode…

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AudioShocker Podcast #152 - An Auspicious Nancy

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Calling out Ross Campbell and Angela Capel at NYCC!!! THEN THE HIP HOP PRODUCTION DEBATE BEGINS! Wiz Khalifa debuts his Black and Gold music video and Neal's not feeling it. But he is feeling Mac Miller... who's not rhyming over original beats, to Nick's …

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Sequential Underground #1 - What The @#$% Is It?

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The podcast by indie comics creators for indie comics creators is born. A new bi-weekly podcast with local Pittsburgh underground comics creators talking about their ongoing and upcoming projects, that's what!!! Shawn Atkins, Dan Greenwald, and Nick Marin…

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A Podcast with Kelly and Justique #69 - Episode 2cast, pt 2

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Continued from PART ONE!!! Guest starring Ross Campbell! Emma Frost, miniskirts in flight, and does Storm need more to be a breakout character? That rounds out EXTREME #2, our X-Men ( Season 1, Episode 2 ) conversation. But there's more two-ness! Next up …

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A Podcast with Kelly and Justique #68 - Episode 2cast, pt 1

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Part one of a special 2cast two-parter!!! Guest starring Kelly Thompson! Female Voldo, Ross doesn't know TMZ, and... EXTREME #2! X-Men ( Season 1, Episode 2 ): X-Min, Rogue over the years, Jim Lee's artistic evolution, and is Cyclops awesome? TO BE CONTIN…

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AudioShocker Podcast #151 - Male Midriffs (Pinnies 4 All)

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Conrad cleans! Neal shows up late! Conrad leaves! And then... introducing the exclusive AudioShocker pinnys (or is it pinnies???). BTW, don't forget about the AudioShocker Spreadshirt Store!!! Neal stumps Justique about BoB's career. Any more pinnys.…

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A Podcast with Ross and Justique #67 - Episode 1cast

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Special guest Robot Nick!!! Ross is sick. Justique found Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace... watchable??? Jar Jar Binks, suspiciously accented Trade Federation characters, creeper Amidala and Anakin, and more. Then it's time for EXTREME!!! X-Men …

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AudioShocker Podcast #150 - THREE YEARS!!! Almost.

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Neal gets cranky about tequila, Conrad wants to know if podcast years are like dog years, and... how do crappy roles forward an actor's career? Neal name drops Anisha Nagarajan. Down in the Valley-- no, Deep in the Valley. Lower Learning. Shin Chin. Das R…

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A Podcast with Ross and Justique #66 - Police Academycast

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Announcing EXTREME -- Epic X-Men TV Review Endurance Marathon Extravaganza! We watch every episode of the 90s animated series and review them one-by-one (starting in #67). Then it's time for Police Academycast!!! Hint: the movie's not that good. Pat Proft…

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AudioShocker Podcast #149 - The Crankycast

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Tune in to hear the crew get cranky. Nick and Justique saw the Joaquin Phoenix documentary, I'm Still Here. Grayscale vs. black and white, Neal vs. dark yellow (which is NOT brown), and Macho Man workout videos. AND Neal saw Zombieland. And can we please …

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A Podcast with Ross and Nick #92 - Mojo Meets Marathong

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Officially announcing Super Haters Guest Week featuring Ross Campbell! No, he's not drawing it. SORRY! But he is writing it and THINGS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME!!! Ross's guest week starts next Monday, March 14th. Then it's EXTREME #24! X-Men ( Season 2, Epi…

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AudioShocker Podcast #168 - Boycott Neal

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Justique plays secretary as the boys... well... do what they do best. Neal had a greasy burger. Nick likes "The Gruffalo" and Justique likes "Madagascar" from the 2011 Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts, while the winner "The Lost Thing" is lost on them. Nic…

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Sequential Underground #11 - Indie Crossovers and Universe Building

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The podcast by indie comics creators for indie comics creators goes universal! Dan, Shawn, and Nick discuss universe building and crossing over indie comics characters. Could Blue Wraith handle a crossover? Did Shawn put himself in a pickle by crossing-ov…

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A Podcast with Ross and Nick #91 - Team Whatever

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EXTREME #23! X-Men ( Season 2, Episode 23 ): Screen caps. Is Longshot a mutant? YOU TELL US! Beast is crusin' for babes at the blind clinic in his underwear. Graydon Creed, Sr sucks. Then it's the James Hong Marathong. American Fusion might be James Hong'…

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AudioShocker Podcast #167 - Farty Down

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Neal calls out Will.I.Am for his bullshit auto-tune excuses, Nick is confused, Nick is watching Party Down, shout out to Ken Marino... and what happened to Neal on the subway??? SHOCKING REVELATIONS! SECRETS REVEALED!…

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A Podcast with Ross and Nick #90 - Sucker Free Rogue

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EXTREME #22! X-Men ( Season 2, Episode 22 ): Does Ross's dad like Nik Furious? Are Ross's screen caps good? This episode fucks with the plot from Uncanny X-Men #269 and Mr. Sinister sucks. Then it's the James Hong Marathong with The Art of War and Sucker …

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AudioShocker Podcast #166 - Pepper Plus

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Neal asks Nick some questions about his upcoming Pepper Jones graphic novel, Alyssa Milano vs. Sarah Michelle Gellar, Total Recall sex dolls, a Shawn Atkins guest appearance, the Criterion Collection comes to Hulu Plus and Nick think it sucks, and Justiqu…

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Sequential Underground #10 - Creative Domain

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The podcast by indie comics creators for indie comics creators has character. Public domain character conversation, that is! (Okay, okay, bad pun. Sorry.) Dan wants to talk about public domain comic book characters. Nick wants to talk about passion for li…

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A Podcast with Ross and Nick #89 - Bishop's Hair Is Stupid

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Epic X-Men TV Review Endurance Marathon Extravaganza #21! X-Men ( Season 2, Episode 21 ): Talkin bout screen caps, the Savage Land is still forgotten, Cable and killing, Jenskot's shoulder chaps, Jean floats, Ross made a guest appearance in Super Haters #…

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AudioShocker Podcast #165 - Wurst Episode Ever

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Grammys, Poison Ivy, Neal saw a sneak peak of The Adjustment Bureau, Tangled, Lady Gaga's Born This Way (live on the Grammys... in an egg), Neal bores everyone with SNL talk, and Lake Consequence is a Skinemax classic.…

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A Podcast with Ross and Nick #88 - The Year 4000

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Epic X-Men TV Review Endurance Marathon Extravaganza #20! X-Men ( Season 2, Episode 20 ): Did Storm make a funny? Ross screen caps. Cable's bad animated continuity. The computer cube. War Machine made a cameo and Nick missed it!!! And Ross likes sexy Colo…

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AudioShocker Podcast #164 - Almost LIVE!

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Special K with Red Berries. Neal and football texts. Man, Woman, and the Wall. Then -- because we're recording this episode the very morning it goes up -- we go through and read people's most recent Facebook updates!!! We find out that Ross has dance part…

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Sequential Underground #9 - Digital Diversity

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The podcast by indie comics creators for indie comics creators gets topical. Eric Powell's redacted Diversity video inspires us to talk about genre and the comic book marketplace. Is it the rape/prostitution scene that caused Eric to take the video down? …

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A Podcast with Ross and Nick #87 - Ride the Eagle

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EXTREME #19! X-Men ( Season 2, Episode 19 ): All Gambit episode!!! We recap our screen caps. What's an X-Ternal? In retrospect, Gambit sucks. Jean's wimpy powers. Savage Land say wha? Then it's the James Hong Marathong! Talons of the Eagle is bland but go…

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AudioShocker Podcast #163 - Ride the Elephant

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Neal's been around the globe and his cab rides were the most memorable things. Project Basement v2 has wrapped and new Super Haters starts tomorrow!!! Neal watched Killers, The Expendables, Machete -- Moon Bloodgood intermission -- Despicable Me, and Resi…

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Sequential Underground #8 - Webcomics and Static

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The podcast by indie comics creators for indie comics creators gets fuzzy. WEBCOMICS DISCUSSION! Also: static and confusion. That's why we call it "Fun" with a capital "F"!!! Look, we're not webcomics experts, but we read a few and make our own -- Explore…

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A Podcast with Ross and Nick #86 - Tame

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EXTREME #18! X-Men ( Season 2, Episode 18 ): Nick wants you to like Super Haters on Facebook, Wolverine's origin was tame, Len Wein wrote this episode, Ross hates Alpha Flight, Wolvie's costume, why is he back in Canada?, silly Heather Hudson, the never-e…