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COMIC BOOKS! The mythic stories! The dazzling colors! The memorable, often iconic, characters! Join brothers Kevin and Will Hines — two comedians from the UCB Theatre — as they discuss the comics they have loved their whole lives! Season one dove deep on 1960s Spider-Man, and the current season is swimming in the insanely great 1960s run of Jack Kirby’s Fantastic Four! Don’t miss an issue (episode)!

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COMIC BOOKS! The mythic stories! The dazzling colors! The memorable, often iconic, characters! Join brothers Kevin and Will Hines — two comedians from the UCB Theatre — as they discuss the comics they have loved their whole lives! Season one dove deep on 1960s Spider-Man, and the current season is swimming in the insanely great 1960s run of Jack Kirby’s Fantastic Four! Don’t miss an issue (episode)!

    Scott Aukerman: Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #6

    Scott Aukerman: Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #6

    The Milksops get their first returning guest: podcast novice Scott Aukerman, creator and host of Comedy Bang-Bang as well as the writer / actor / producer of many other comedy projects. This time around, we discuss Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #6, the debut of Spidey's sidekick Spider-Bite. Well, sort of sidekick. I mean, YES sidekick, but also... well, whatever, you'll see. We also talk about Scott's history as a fan of comics and how he got into writing a few himself.

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    Twitter: @ScrewItComics
    Instagram: @ScrewItComics
    Email: ScrewItSpidey@gmail.com
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    Mailbag #2

    Mailbag #2

    While the Milksops have been talking to all these guests, the mail has piled up so we catch up! We cover: superheroes in cabinet positions, the question of whether flying takes effort, and how Will's Stan Lee impression is starting to lean a bit Gilbert Gottfried.

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    SHOW INFORMATION
    Twitter: @ScrewItComics
    Instagram: @ScrewItComics
    Email: ScrewItSpidey@gmail.com
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Jordan White: Amazing Spider-Man #334-339

    Jordan White: Amazing Spider-Man #334-339

    We are joined by Jordan White, who is Marvel Comics Senior Editor that oversees the "X books." Damn, pretty cool, right? Jordan talks about Amazing Spider-Man #334-339, which is the "Return of the Sinister Six" by David Michelinie and Erik Larsen. This arc which came out in 1990 is a long-overdue homage to the first Spider-Man annual that came out in 1963. We talk about Erik's terrific arc, the very fun story, the entertainingly insane reasons that these 6 villains need any help at all, and how everyone in Manhattan seems to place bets on whether or not hit men will murder their targets!

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    SHOW INFORMATION
    Twitter: @ScrewItComics
    Instagram: @ScrewItComics
    Email: ScrewItSpidey@gmail.com
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    • 1 hr 31 min
    Chris Gethard: Mighty Thor #364-366

    Chris Gethard: Mighty Thor #364-366

    We are so legitiamately thrilled to announced our guest for this episode: Chris Gethard. In addition to being an author, comedian, creator of the hit podcast Beautiful/Anonymous and host of the third biggest show on his own twitch network Planet Scum, Chris did improv with the Milksops at the UCB Theater for like 100 years. So we talk forever. Also, by the way, Gethard comes onto the podcast to talk about the ingenious, delightful, thrilling arc: FROG THOR. In the middle of Walt Simonson's legendary run on Thor in the mid-1980s, the Thunder God gets turned into a frog, a storyline that polarized readers who either loved it or hated it. Put us in the "loved it" camp. We get into many topics with Gethard: how he's a fan of this podcast, his love of Mark Gruenwald Captain America run, why the X-Men resonate so much, our mutual friend Jesse Falcon's apartment, the death of the Executioner and you know we get a little improv talk in there, too. This is a long one, and we were restraining ourselves to only talk for 2 hours!!!

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    SHOW INFORMATION
    Twitter: @ScrewItComics
    Instagram: @ScrewItComics
    Email: ScrewItSpidey@gmail.com
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    • 1 hr 48 min
    Matt Kindt: Concrete #1-3

    Matt Kindt: Concrete #1-3

    Multi-genre master Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT, Red Handed, Beserker, Bang and a million more) comes on to wax nostalgic about the late 1980s indie favorite Concrete. We hear what Kindt loves about the thoughtful, lonely, beautiful comics series by Paul Chadwick. We get into why he refuses to re-read it! And plenty of talk about all the amazin comics that came out in the 1980s - A Milksops favorite topic!

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    SHOW INFORMATION
    Twitter: @ScrewItComics
    Instagram: @ScrewItComics
    Email: ScrewItSpidey@gmail.com
    Subscribe: Apple Podcasts
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Jesse Falcon: X-Men #128

    Jesse Falcon: X-Men #128

    Longtime Marvel (and ToyBiz and Disney) Toy Designer Jesse Falcon joins us. Jesse is both a comics professional and a comedian friend of the Milksops as they all performed together at the UCB Theatre for years. Jesse talks about his lifelong obsession with making comics gear, insanely strange movies and TV shows he somehow knows about it, that Will and Kevin were wrong for years to assume he was the guy who invented Hulk Hands, and that Steve Ditko once gave someone homemade pretzels. This ep is an instant classic!

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    SHOW INFORMATION
    Twitter: @ScrewItComics
    Instagram: @ScrewItComics
    Email: ScrewItSpidey@gmail.com
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    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

LastofmyKind ,

Very funny show by two grade "A" milksops!

I have been listening to this show by the Hines brothers since season 2 (Lee/Kirby Fantastic Four) and I am catching up on the season 1 Spiderman episodes. First of all, these guys are really funny and sometimes make me spit out my Pepsi while I am driving. Secondly, they really know their stuff. You can tell that they really love these issues they read from their youth. It really makes me want to get the back issues or the collected trades. Highly recommended.

Angus Livingstone ,

Oh hi.

Hi guys. Love the show. I was listening from pretty much right at the beginning but fell behind. I'm hoping this review finds you well. I hope there's a future to this podcast beyond the Ditko run.

Paraprax ,

a gift from the comic podcast gods

Have been reading the original Lee/Ditko Spidey run from the beginning this past year and could not have hoped to find a more perfect podcast than this one to enhance the experience tenfold. The Hines Bros are hilarious, but they're also completely earnest super-fans who do an excellent job pointing out details and aspects of the series, and its authors, that I wouldn't have appreciated nearly as well otherwise. Whether waxing poetic about associated the entire concept of water-towers and flagpoles with Ditko's New York or highlighting each issue's zippiest Stan Lee-isms, their humour and enthusiasm is infectious and this is an absolutely essential listen for anybody interested in the true spirit of Spidey. Even as a lifelong fan, they've brought me to new heights.

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