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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.

Play Comics Chris Osborne

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    • 4.8 • 39 Ratings

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

    Razorblades with Steve Foxe

    Razorblades with Steve Foxe

    Horror and comics just seem to go hand in hand. Horror comics had a large hand in the creation of the comics code many years ago, and it seems like so many people have a secret love and/or talent for horror. So why not have a place where you can let that out without a big commitment?

    Enter Steve Foxe, half of the creator team behind Razorblades. Listen in terror as we talk about the creation of a collection of things that go bump in the night, except not anywhere nearly as cheesy as that since Steve is a professional. James meanwhile was not here and may or may not have been tied up in a basement somewhere..........
    Learn such things as:


    Why do people take on so many projects?
    What were the real reasons behind Steve and James creating this horror anthology?
    Who are some of the great creators that have contributed?
    Where is the picture of Steve's dog? (Just check out his Instragram account, I don't want to actually steal a picture of his dog)
    And so much more!

    You can get physical issues of Razorblades #1 and Razorblades #2 assuming that Jetpack Comics have any left.

    You can find Steve on Twitter @steve_foxe and his website SteveFoxe.com. You can find Razorblades on Twitter @ReadRazorblades and the Razorblades 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.

    Intro/Outro Music by Best Day, who can't read these because they're too scary.

    • 48 min
    Marvel Nemesis Rise of the Imperfects with Robert Secundus (Comics XF)

    Marvel Nemesis Rise of the Imperfects with Robert Secundus (Comics XF)

    The world of comics and games, as evidenced by the existence of this podcast, have a decent amount of crossover. But a game where you introduce a whole new team to an already established universe? And have a tie in comic? That's got to be pretty rare, right?

    Listen in as Robert Secundus from Comics XF comes on the show to help take a look at Marvel Nemesis Rise of the Imperfects.

    Learn such things as:


    Are tie in comics worth reading?
    How do you trick gamers into buying a portable version of a console game?
    What happens to characters lost in licensing limbo?
    And so much more!

    You can find Robert on Twitter @RobertSecundus and his articles over on Comics XF. You can support them over at the Comics XF Patreon.

    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 Strikes My Fancy and Capes on the Couch for the promos today.

    Music by Best Day, who might be a mutant.

    • 56 min
    The Polar Paradox with Frank Martin

    The Polar Paradox with Frank Martin

    What do space and the ocean have in common? A lot of things actually. Like people getting lost and having close encounters with giant monsters who probably want to eat them.

    Listen in as Frank Martin comes to talk about his new Kickstarter comic project The Polar Paradox.


    What is so fascinating about the ocean anyway?
    Do I as a reader really need to know a super detailed backstory about every character?
    What are some good ways to make sure you get press for your own project?
    And so much more!

    You can find the guest on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @FrankTheWriter and FrankTheWriter.com.

    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 afraid of the cold.

    • 32 min
    Fist of the North Star 10 Big Brawls for the King of the Universe with Andrew Mecha Davis (Popanimecomics)

    Fist of the North Star 10 Big Brawls for the King of the Universe with Andrew Mecha Davis (Popanimecomics)

    These days when a series is based all around fighting and punching people in the face it's a surprise when there isn't a fighting game to go along with it. But did you know that there was a time when Street Fighter II hadn't come out yet? And that people were making fighting games before it?

    Listen in as Andrew Mecha Davis from Popanimecomics joins the show to help take a look at Fist of the North Star 10 Big Brawls for the King of the Universe to help solve the mystery of why this anime hasn't been bigger in the US. And possibly set a new record for longest Play Comics episode title. I'm too lazy to actually go check on that one though, it just feels right.
    Learn such things as:


    Can a story be good if you already know where it's going?
    Does it really matter who characters are in a fighting game?
    What's the best way to experience Fist of the North Star?
    And so much more!

    You can find Andrew on Facebook @Popanimecomics, the Popanimecomics website, the Popanimecomics Lounge podcast, Popanimecomics on YouTube.

    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 What Should We Watch, as well as What the Smut for the promos today.

    Intro/Outro Music by Best Day, who doesn't believe that Game Boys are real.

    • 52 min
    Scout's Honor with David Pepose

    Scout's Honor with David Pepose

    It's a thing we've all seen before. Post apocalyptic worlds and the groups who rise to power in which to rule them. And it's something I'll never really get tired of because all that really means is that you have a fairly familiar stepping stone into a story that can truly go anywhere. That's what we have here in Scout's Honor (published by those AfterShock dudes who are trying to take all my money by doing silly things like printing good comics and getting creators who are cool people) and why I'm spending this episode talking to writer David Pepose.

    Listen in as I talk to David about how this wonderful book came to be and what drives him to write the way he does.

    Learn such things as:


    What has us drawn to this type of dystopian story?
    What significant fact did Chris miss while reading this one?
    Why might I never buy Scout Popcorn every again?
    What to tell your local comic ship if you want to preorder #2 (DEC201133) or #3 (JAN211049)
    And so much more!

    You can find David on Twitter @Peposed, Instagram @Peposed, on Facebook @ David Pepose Comics, his newsletter Pep Talks, and his website DavidPepose.com.

    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 might have been a Boy Scout. I don't know, I wasn't there.

    M.O.D.O.K Head Games with Jordan Blum

    M.O.D.O.K Head Games with Jordan Blum

    Comics have  such a long history that there's no way anybody can know everything about every character. M.O.D.O.K. is that way for me. I have an idea of who this giant killing organism is but only because he's happened to be in other things.

    Good thing I have Jordan Blum, one of the writers on the current mini-series M.O.D.O.K Head Games, on to let me know how much fun this series is (he's right) and how it's OK that I really don't know much going into reading this or watching the TV show due out later this year.

    Learn such things as:


    What was Jordan's real reason for making the upcoming M.O.D.O.K. show?
    How much trouble is Jordan going to get into with Marvel editor Jordan D White?
    What did I do to make Jordan sad?
    And so much more!

    You can find Jordan on Twitter @BlumJordan, Instagram @BlumJordan,

    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 either does or does not have a giant head.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

Poldi Wieland ,

Highly recommend this one!

Great podcast with an awesome host. Cant wait to check out more of the episodes. Keep up the good work!

MouthDork ,

Delightful, passionate.

Really appreciate the point of view on this podcast. Unique angle featuring passionate celebratory voices. Plus, great guest appearances every now and again. Highly recommend.

Davidmwein ,

Awesome pod!

Really enjoyed listening to it, the host always brings in the most interesting guests and I appreciate how he gives them the time to really show their expertise in the subject. Def a fan!

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