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Play Comics is a show that looks at video games based on comic properties and how faithful those games stay to the source material.

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Play Comics is a show that looks at video games based on comic properties and how faithful those games stay to the source material.

    Yu-Gi-Oh Forbidden Memories and Dark Duel Stories with Luke Herr

    Yu-Gi-Oh Forbidden Memories and Dark Duel Stories with Luke Herr

    Yu-Gi-Oh is something I never really got into growing up. Or now for that matter since I’ve gotten into some things now that I should have gotten into when I was younger. Although I was kind of around it since I was into Pokemon and Magic: the Gathering so it’s not a totally 100% new thing to me. Plus the memes.

    Good thing I somehow convinced Luke Herr to come back for another session of “Luke Explains Things To Chris that Chris Should Already Know About.” This time he takes on Yu-Gi-Oh and a combo shot of games in Forbidden Memories and Dark Duel Stories. Will we be trapped in the shadow realm for attempting this? Only one way to find out!

    Learn such things as:


    How well do card games translate into video games?
    Did anyone plan this thing out or did stuff just get thrown at the wall?
    How were kids who watched this not completely traumatized and as a general rule experienced mental breakdowns?
    And so much more!

    You can find Luke over on D’OhMance Dawn, Multiversal Q, and RPG Pals Club. Or catch him on Twitter @koltreg or his Patreon, found under Luke Herr.

    If you want to be a guest on the show please check out the Be a A Guest on the Show page and let me know what you’re interested in.

    If you want to help support the show check out the Play Comics Patreon page or head over to the Support page if you want to go another route. You can also check out the Play Comics Merch Store. Use the coupon code “ireadshownotes” for 15% off your order.

    Play Comics is part of the Gonna Geek Network, which is a wonderful collection of geeky podcasts. Be sure to check out the other shows on Gonna Geek if you need more of a nerd fix.

    You can find Play Comics @playcomicscast on Twitter and in the Play Comics Podcast Fan Group on Facebook.

    Intro/Outro Music by Best Day, who doesn’t understand a single word of what we said in this episode.

    • 1 hr 55 min
    Legacy Comix Fall 2022 Releases

    Legacy Comix Fall 2022 Releases

    Hot take here: comics are pretty fun. And one of those fun things is getting new stuff to check out. There's just something about the teamwork and the combination of words and art and the way they work together that just hits me in all the right ways. I love it. The creators love it. That's why I end up getting a lot of creators on this show.

    But there's the publishing side of things too. So who better to have come on the show than Patrick Hickey Jr to give us an insight into the publishing side of the comics world? And to give us a peek at what Legacy Comix has coming out for their fall slate of releases? Seriously, look at these! You'll have to do it at the main site though since Pinecast doesn't let me put images here in the show notes.

    Learn such things as:


    What weird coincidences can come together to bring a comic into existence?
    Why have I been doing this podcast the whole time?
    What role do the publishers play in all of this?
    And so much more!

    You can find Legacy Comix on Twitter @Legacy_Comix, Instagram @legacy_comix, Facebook @LegacyComix, the Legacy Comix website.

    You can find Patrick on Instagram @patrickhickeyjr, Twitter @reviewfixpat, and of course his personal website and Review Fix.

    If you want to be a guest on the show please check out the Be a A Guest on the Show page and let me know what you’re interested in.

    If you want to help support the show check out the Play Comics Patreon page or head over to the Support page if you want to go another route. You can also check out the Play Comics Merch Store. Use the coupon code “ireadshownotes” for 15% off your order.

    Play Comics is part of the Gonna Geek Network, which is a wonderful collection of geeky podcasts. Be sure to check out the other shows on Gonna Geek if you need more of a nerd fix.

    You can find Play Comics @playcomicscast on Twitter and in the Play Comics Podcast Fan Group on Facebook.

    Intro/Outro Music by Best Day, who hasn't read my thing yet. But then again, neither have you.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Barbaric Axe to Grind with Michael Moreci

    Barbaric Axe to Grind with Michael Moreci

    Alright no jokes with this one at all. I was looking through Previews one month and there’s this cover just staring at me. Barbaric. Such a simple name. Such an enticing cover. What’s not to love? You know, unless you hate cool looking comics and/or getting in at the start of the story of something like this.

    Enter Michael Moreci, writer of Barbaric, coming to talk about his wonderful series. Especially this second arc, Axe to Grind. I’ll be perfectly honest with you about this one in saying that I can’t over sell it because this thing is soooooooooooooooo good. The comic, not this episode. I don’t deserve as many O’s as the comic does. While you're checking things out, head over to the Wasted Space Kickstarter campaign as well.

    Learn such things as:


    How do you write an ongoing story when you know you essentially have to audition over and over at the end of each arc?
    How are children like a bloodthirsty cursed axe?
    How many different versions of the same comic issue is too many to have? And is that a different number if you were partially responsible for making it exist?
    And so much more!

    You can find on Twitter @MichaelMoreci and Instagram @michaelmoreci. And of course check out the Wasted Space Kickstarter campaign.

    If you want to be a guest on the show please check out the Be a A Guest on the Show page and let me know what you’re interested in.

    If you want to help support the show check out the Play Comics Patreon page or head over to the Support page if you want to go another route. You can also check out the Play Comics Merch Store. Use the coupon code “ireadshownotes” for 15% off your order.

    Play Comics is part of the Gonna Geek Network, which is a wonderful collection of geeky podcasts. Be sure to check out the other shows on Gonna Geek if you need more of a nerd fix.

    You can find Play Comics @playcomicscast on Twitter and in the Play Comics Podcast Fan Group on Facebook.

    Intro/Outro Music by Best Day, who prefers to just hit things with a big stick.

    • 39 min
    Destiny of an Emperor with Joey DiCarlo (So Wizard)

    Destiny of an Emperor with Joey DiCarlo (So Wizard)

    Digging back into the NES days with this one because I somehow missed it. Which in a weird way makes sense because I don’t think anybody that I knew back in the day would have known that Destiny of an Emperor was based on a manga. Or even what a manga was for that matter, but that’s a different issue.

    Good thing we have Joey DiCarlo from So Wizard here to help take a look at this early NES RPG. Because we’re both old and can appreciate this one for what it is without wondering why it doesn’t have the sensibilities of a PS4 game.

    Learn such things as:


    Did anyone in the US know that there was a manga that this game was based on?
    How hard is it to look at a manga when you can’t read it?
    At what point will Chris refuse to list all of the playable characters?
    And so much more!

    You can find Joey on Twitter as part of So Wizard @sowizardpodcast, on YouTube @SoWizardPodcast, and of course So Wizard’s website.

    If you want to be a guest on the show please check out the Be a A Guest on the Show page and let me know what you’re interested in.

    If you want to help support the show check out the Play Comics Patreon page or head over to the Support page if you want to go another route. You can also check out the Play Comics Merch Store. Use the coupon code “ireadshownotes” for 15% off your order.

    Play Comics is part of the Gonna Geek Network, which is a wonderful collection of geeky podcasts. Be sure to check out the other shows on Gonna Geek if you need more of a nerd fix.

    You can find Play Comics @playcomicscast on Twitter and in the Play Comics Podcast Fan Group on Facebook.

    A big thanks to Avast as well as Invasion of the Remake for the promos today.

    Intro/Outro Music by Best Day, who didn’t read this one either which makes me feel better.

    • 43 min
    Grandma Chainsaw with Allen Dunford and Will Radford

    Grandma Chainsaw with Allen Dunford and Will Radford

    Aren't grandma's cool? At least stereotypically they take care of you and make you cookies and I’ve even heard some parents will legit get mad that grandma’s aren’t spoiling those grandkids.

    And now forget about all of that because Allen Dunford and Will Radford and here to destroy all of those happy memories. Listen in as we take a look at their latest comic adventure, Grandma Chainsaw, and the Kickstarter campaign that can bring this wonderful conversation piece into your home.

    Learn such things as:


    How many times can I call out a certain other podcast?
    Do you need to have experience using the tools of your murderer?
    CHRIS HOW COULD YOU ASK ABOUT GRANDPARENTS AND THE FEELINGS THEY HAVE ABOUT A COMIC WITHOUT CHECKING TO SEE IF THEY’RE DEAD!?
    And so much more!

    You can find Allen on Twitter @ChapsofFury, Will on Instagram @willrad82 and Vimeo @WillRad. And of course there’s also the Grandma Chainsaw Kickstarter campaign and on Twitter @GrandmaChainsaw.

    If you want to be a guest on the show please check out the Be a A Guest on the Show page and let me know what you’re interested in.

    If you want to help support the show check out the Play Comics Patreon page or head over to the Support page if you want to go another route. You can also check out the Play Comics Merch Store. Use the coupon code “ireadshownotes” for 15% off your order.

    Play Comics is part of the Gonna Geek Network, which is a wonderful collection of geeky podcasts. Be sure to check out the other shows on Gonna Geek if you need more of a nerd fix.

    You can find Play Comics @playcomicscast on Twitter and in the Play Comics Podcast Fan Group on Facebook.

    Intro/Outro Music by Best Day, who is probably playing with a chainsaw right now.

    • 47 min
    Heart Eyes with Dennis Hopeless

    Heart Eyes with Dennis Hopeless

    The Covid Times sure have brought us some interesting stories. But a lot of them that I’ve seen are focused on the transition to before to during. What happens in the way WAAAAAY after?

    That’s where Dennis Hopeless comes enters the chat. Listen in as we take a look at his

    Learn such things as:


    How do you pitch a book that switches gears so quickly between issues 1 and 2?
    What is it about octopuses that are so cool?
    Where can you look to find hope in a world that is just so Hell bent on finding ways you metaphorically kick you in the nuts?
    And so much more!

    You can find Dennis on Twitter @HopelessDent, and @dennishopelesscomics on Instagram.

    If you want to be a guest on the show please check out the Be a A Guest on the Show page and let me know what you’re interested in.

    If you want to help support the show check out the Play Comics Patreon page or head over to the Support page if you want to go another route. You can also check out the Play Comics Merch Store. Use the coupon code “ireadshownotes” for 15% off your order.

    Play Comics is part of the Gonna Geek Network, which is a wonderful collection of geeky podcasts. Be sure to check out the other shows on Gonna Geek if you need more of a nerd fix.

    You can find Play Comics @playcomicscast on Twitter and in the Play Comics Podcast Fan Group on Facebook.

    Intro/Outro Music by Best Day, who hasn’t even wished me a happy birthday yet.

    • 46 min

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