DS 645: Doc and the Deathbot

He’s a plague doctor with a heart and he’s a murderous robot sent from the future to save us from a deadly pandemic. Together, they are Doc and the Deathbot, and Steve Ogden is here to give this buddy adventure a sense of humor just a bit too edgy for the Sunday morning funnies (is that still a thing?). Hear our review in addition to news about Kill Six Billion DemonsTom Parkinson-Morgan’s RPG fun and the fourth season of Urban Animal kicking off. Now grab a friend and go have some hijinks!

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DS 644: Theseus

If you love stories about Greek gods but want them taken just a bit less seriously, Jordan Holt’s Theseus is the perfect way to spend an afternoon. Jason likens it to the Greek pantheon through the filter of Napoleon Dynamite and Steve concurs. Don’t miss the blog posts either, which are full of their own wit and wisdom, and aren’t required reading to enjoy the story itself. Great work all around, Jordan, now work on those mountains.

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DS 643: When I Am King

The final panel of Demian.5's webcomic, When I Am King

Journey back with us to a simpler, more horizontally-scrolling, hornier time as we review the 2020 remake of Demian.5’s 2001 classic, When I Am King. What do the flowers mean? Is that a camel or a dragon? Why is everyone having sex with everything? We had a great time trying to answer those questions and more in this episode!

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DS 642: The Hero Business

Welcome to Bill Walko’s The Hero Business, where you’re sure to hear numerous references to comic book ages of yore, misogynistic calls and phrases, and more attempts at gags than character development per four panel page. Together, the guys try to decide if the early 2000-teens was much longer ago than it feels like. Get to know this large cast of diverse, crass characters along with us in our review of this throwback gem!

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DS 641: Countdown to Countdown

We’ve got a bit of news about KC Green that should continue his plans for Internet comic supremacy accordingly, this time claiming the Comics Kingdom as his own with a new home for Funny Online Animals! Once we’ve paid our proper respects, it’s time to hide our superpowers, lest they get us killed, in Velinxi’s harsh reality fantasy story, Countdown to Countdown. Which flower would you be, and why is that almost certainly a terrible decision, no matter which one you choose? Listen to our review and then read the comic to find out for yourself!

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DS 640: As The Crow Flies

Journey with us into the mountains along with an underprepared leader, her helpful, kind daughter, and some wily, innocent young girls. Melanie Gillman’s As The Crow Flies examines nature as a means of discovery and exploration, using the setting as a character in this coming-of-age story that’s both sweet and tense. Hear our thoughts on this tale that’s representative of experiences wildly different than our own and why we found even more value in its lessons as a result.

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DS 639: Twistwood Tales

Charlie Brown from Peanuts says, "Good grief!"

Fairy and folk tales get an upgrade in Twistwood Tales, a comic consisting of mostly hilarious but always charming gag-a-day strips that add world building and occasionally give way to longer stories that weave all the adorable and memorable characters in and out of the titular region they call home.

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DS 638: Honey and Venom

Travel back in time with us in the name of love! Also, be reincarnated with us, also in the name of love. In Honey and Venom by Kurzz, a goddess and her priestess can never be separated, not by time or space, especially when true love is possibly on the line. This bubbly, fun story is sure to capture your heart and wow your fashion sense, leaving you rooting for destined love even more than a shocked Midnight Cartooner is now!

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DS 637: Pound

Jack Jack from The Incredibles blasts green lasers from his eyes

It’s not the Pound Puppies gritty reboot that Jason was hoping for, but Pound by Tony Karnowski Orlando Caicedo is all about fighting, metahumans, and MORE FIGHTING. In a world where fights could be around every corner, Leo Guerrero must be ready to go all day every day while trying to help his brother survive another day from his deteriorating disease. Ring the bell and step between the ropes to go a few rounds with this fun, rough romp!

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DS 636: Silverback

The world of Richard Macrae’s Silverback is full of superheroes and supervillains, and is lacking in evidence as to which is which. It’s a throwback to the Silver Age while also being full of tropes, cliches, and loads of fun. While we wish the site it lives on were more modern, you shouldn’t miss this wild, evil ride!

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