280 episodes

Each week I try to get my 69-year-old Father, who thinks comics are for dolts to understand why I love them and teach him comics. He is tempted with a treat to read an issue or arc and we discuss the comic and I try to defend or explain comics culture

Make Dad Read Comics Patrick and Dad

    • Visual Arts
    • 4.9 • 43 Ratings

Each week I try to get my 69-year-old Father, who thinks comics are for dolts to understand why I love them and teach him comics. He is tempted with a treat to read an issue or arc and we discuss the comic and I try to defend or explain comics culture

    Invincible #1

    Invincible #1

    Mark Grayson is teenage superhero Invincible. He was a normal high school senior with a normal part-time job and otherwise normal life, except his father Nolan is the superhero Omni-Man, the most powerful superhero on the planet. At the age of 17, Mark begins to display superpowers, which come from his father being a member of the Viltrumite race, who, according to Nolan, pioneer the galaxy on a mission of benevolence and enlightenment.

    • 16 min
    Hellboy: The Chained Coffin

    Hellboy: The Chained Coffin

    Patrick invites long time listener and emailer Bob Musgrave to the podcast to discuss the third trade paperback collection in the Hellboy series created by Mike Mignola, published by Dark Horse Comics on August 5, 1998. The trade collects various mini-series, one-shots and back-up features featuring fictional paranormal detective Hellboy

    Plus ghost werewolves

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Golden Age Comics: Captain Marvel

    Golden Age Comics: Captain Marvel

    Whiz Comics #2 (cover-dated Feb. 1940) was published in late 1939. Captain Marvel, the comic's lead feature, introduced audiences to Billy Batson, an orphaned 12-year-old boy who, by speaking the name of the ancient wizard Shazam, is struck by a magic lightning bolt and transformed into the adult superhero Captain Marvel. Shazam's name was an acronym derived from the six immortal elders who grant Captain Marvel his superpowers: Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles, and Mercury.

    • 21 min
    Fantastic Four #571

    Fantastic Four #571

    Reed continues his quest to right all wrongs while Ben and Johnny prepare for a trip to Nu-Earth. Val figures out what her dad is up to and Sue wants to know "is that an ultimate nullifier in your pocket?" All that and a world-eater before breakfast!

    • 16 min
    FANTASTIC FOUR #570

    FANTASTIC FOUR #570

    SOLVE EVERYTHING, PART 1

    Brand new creative team! Brave new comics experience! Be there as Marvel's newest exciting creator, Jonathan Hickman, teams up with superstar artist, Dale Eaglesham, to give you the Fantastic Four experience you've been waiting for! It's adventure, it's family, it's tough questions in dark times...See what happens when Reed Richards tries to SOLVE EVERYTHING.

    • 16 min
    Fantastic Four #251

    Fantastic Four #251

    John Byrne (Author, Cover Art, Artist)

    "Into the Negative Zone!" Part 1 of 9. The Fantastic Four embark on their most perilous adventure to date, as they venture to explore the infamous Negative Zone. Can Marvel's First Family discover the secrets of this foreboding place, or will they succumb to the dangers and evils with dwell there?

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

andrewofearth ,

Father & Son

As soon as I got unlimited data this was the first podcast I subscribed to! Love the father and son chemistry. I disagree with dads opinions that comics isn't literature but I love hearing his opinions on my favorite books. I also love the local feel to it since I'm also from the metro Detroit area.

J Ricky ,

Even if you don't know comics this is a fun pod

This podcast is a great listen no matter your interests. Patrick and Dad have a great chemistry and you can tell they really get each other. They will cover any and all comics from superman to Japanese manga. Highly recommend as an entertainment listen.

jekief01 ,

How have I not reviewed this before now?!

This podcast should be required listening to anyone who is a comic book reader that doesn't get how the rest of the world doesn't relate to your awesome reading habits OR for the person who doesn't understand comics but has someone in their life that loves them. Patrick and Dad do a great job of bridging what is almost a cultural divide via the power of treats and comics. This show has a great premise and I genuinely look forward to each new episode and love to hear life updates as they dig into something Nerdy and awesome in the world of Comics. as well as any and every possible Dad/Patrick Tangent.

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