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Every two weeks your host Greg and his co-hosts Leon and Rahul discuss comics in all their forms; monthly issues, collected volumes, graphic novels, newspaper strips, film tie-ins, TV tie-ins, flip-books, pictures scribbled on the backs of napkins...
If it tells a story in sequence through art and text, rest assured we'll have something to say about it.
Art and logos by the talented and extremely generous Anthony Smith (https://www.acecomicals.com/guests/anthonysmith)
If you have questions or comments, please reach us at acecomicals@gmail.com or on twitter at https://twitter.com/AceComicals
If you like what we do please considering donating to us at https://ko-fi.com/acecomicals. All contributions will be used to defray the cost of hosting the website.

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Every two weeks your host Greg and his co-hosts Leon and Rahul discuss comics in all their forms; monthly issues, collected volumes, graphic novels, newspaper strips, film tie-ins, TV tie-ins, flip-books, pictures scribbled on the backs of napkins...
If it tells a story in sequence through art and text, rest assured we'll have something to say about it.
Art and logos by the talented and extremely generous Anthony Smith (https://www.acecomicals.com/guests/anthonysmith)
If you have questions or comments, please reach us at acecomicals@gmail.com or on twitter at https://twitter.com/AceComicals
If you like what we do please considering donating to us at https://ko-fi.com/acecomicals. All contributions will be used to defray the cost of hosting the website.

    145: "GREEN HELL"

    145: "GREEN HELL"

    In this episode, Greg and Leon discuss the following comics:



    SUPERGIRL: WOMAN OF TOMORROW
    BREATH OF SHADOWS #1
    ART BRUT #1-2
    SWAMP THING: GREEN HELL #1-2


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    • 1 hr 31 min
    144: ACE COMICALS PRESENTS- THE DEATH AND RETURN OF SUPERMAN PART III

    144: ACE COMICALS PRESENTS- THE DEATH AND RETURN OF SUPERMAN PART III

    In this episode, Greg , Rahul and Leon are joined by special guest Marvyn for the finale episode in our special series discussing, in honour of it's 30th anniversary, "THE DEATH AND RETURN OF SUPERMAN"


    We get into the last arc of "THE DEATH AND RETURN OF SUPERMAN" "THE RETURN OF SUPERMAN", we also discuss some of the other media inspired by or adapting the saga including the video game "THE DEATH AND RETURN OF SUPERMAN" and the failed attempt to create a movie based on the storyline, the legendary doomed project known as SUPERMAN LIVES!.


    "THE RETURN OF SUPERMAN" covers:



    ACTION COMICS #689-692
    ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #5
    ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #503-505
    ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN ANNUAL #5
    GREEN LANTERN #46
    SUPERMAN #80-83
    SUPERMAN: THE MAN OFSTEEL #24-26


    Notes:



    THE DEATH AND RETURN OF SUPERMAN SNES 1994 Longplay/ full playthrough
    SUPERMAN LIVES! Animated teaser trailer (it's weird)
    SUPERMAN LIVES! suit test footage
    Footage of Nicholas Cage as Superman / Clark Kent (more suit tests)


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    • 1 hr 56 min
    143: "STATION FULL OF MUSKS"

    143: "STATION FULL OF MUSKS"

    In this episode, Greg, Leon and Rahul discuss the following comics:



    Always Never
    Black Paradox
    Know Your Station
    PTSD Radio


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    • 1 hr 28 min
    142: X-MAS: DAYS OF NOEL PAST

    142: X-MAS: DAYS OF NOEL PAST

    Merry Christmas and welcome to this year's Christmas special. We decided to take a trip back in time, riffing off our recent Death and Return of Superman episodes and put together a list of Christmas comics that cover the first half of the 90s. We offer you a snapshot of the particular kind of Christmas cheer that would have been available on the stands at the time!


    In this episode, Greg and Leon discuss the following comics:



    What The-?! #10
    The Lobo Paramilitary Christmas Special
    Terror Inc #8
    1993 Marvel Holiday Special
    Extreme Super Christmas Special
    Spawn #39
    Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight (Vol 1) #79


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    This winter will be tough for a lot of people in the UK because of the consistent cruelty and wilful failure of the Conservative goverment. If you would have considered donating to our Ko-fi then we would ask that instead, please consider giving to one of the following charities:


    -The Trussell Trust
    -Crisis
    -Shelter
    -Refugee Action
    -The British Red Cross


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    • 2 hrs 12 min
    141: ACE COMICALS PRESENTS- THE DEATH AND RETURN OF SUPERMAN PART II

    141: ACE COMICALS PRESENTS- THE DEATH AND RETURN OF SUPERMAN PART II

    In this episode, Greg and Leon are joined by special guest Marvyn for the second episode in our special series discussing, in honour of it's 30th anniversary, "THE DEATH AND RETURN OF SUPERMAN". In this episode we discuss the comic book industry of the early 90s and the impact that seismic events, such as the comic book sales boom and the founding of image comics, had on the descision making behind the story and particularly, the arc that follows THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN and SUPERMAN: FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND, REIGN OF THE SUPERMEN!!.


    REIGN OF THE SUPERMEN covers:



    ACTION COMICS #687-688
    ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN#500-502
    SUPERMAN #78-79
    SUPERMAN ANNUAL #5
    SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #22-23
    SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL ANNUAL #2


    We also talk a little about DCs infamous BLOODLINES CROSSOVER EVENT (Greg Suffered so that you don't have to!) In the context of it being an interesting bridge between Knightfall and The Death And Return Of Superman.


    Foil covers, trading cards, and more variant covers than you can shake a stick at, ITS ALL HERE! So join us as we continue our voyage through "THE DEATH AND RETURN OF SUPERMAN"
    around the 30th anniversary of the event that taught the world not to take our heroes for granted!


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    Ace Comicals, over and out!Special Guest: Marvyn Lafayette.
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    • 1 hr 37 min
    140: ACE COMICALS- WITH DR JOE SUTLIFF SANDERS

    140: ACE COMICALS- WITH DR JOE SUTLIFF SANDERS

    In this episode, Greg is joined by special guest Dr Joe Sutliff Sanders to discuss, primarily his work in creating and launching the first world-class collection of graphic novels at Cambridge’s Lucy Cavendish College. The initial and core focus of the library is the prioritisation of works by LGBTQ+ creators, women, Indigenous peoples and people of colour.
    We discuss the reasons behind the decision to create this groundbreaking library and collection at an institution like Cambridge University, along with how this might impact the medium.
    We discuss why this library is important and also what the potential of the library might be in the future. We touch on his other work within the comics sphere as an academic, and also talk about the comics, stories and experiences that have informed Dr Sutliff Sanders as a champion of the medium among a range of other things! (a lot of Batman).


    This Library is being built using cash donations. any donations, large or small in any currency are gratefully accepted. To support the Lucy Cavendish College Library’s Graphic Novels Collection donations can be made here: https://www.lucy.cam.ac.uk/single-donation These donations go straight to the Graphic Novels Collection -- only that and nothing else -- so donors can be assured that they are helping to make outstanding authors who are female, queer, indigenous, marginalized, and people of colour part of the conversation for all time.


    Comics are a unique medium that has a wealth of wonderful voices from marginalised backgrounds and it is important that we pay attention and raise these voices and stories up.


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    • 1 hr 16 min

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