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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.

    Everyone is Tulip with Dave Baker

    Everyone is Tulip with Dave Baker

    There’s no turning back now, social media is here to stay. And with that comes a new type of interaction with the world and the people who make the pieces of entertainment that help us get through our day.

    But what happens behind the scenes and along the way for the people who create these things? Good thing we have Dave Baker here to help shed some light on that with Everyone is Tulip, a comic created with Nicole Goux and published by Dark Horse.

    Learn such things as:


    Why are there so many social media based comics happening lately?
    How can a work be autobiographical without a character that’s directly a stand in for yourself?
    How many different versions of Kermit can the world actually contain?
    And so much more!

    You can find Dave @xdavebakerx on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok. Also check out his Website Hey Dave Baker where you can find lots of cool comic things and his podcast Deep Cuts.

    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 know when this one is coming out either so at least we’re all on the same page.
    Support Play Comics by contributing to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/playcomics

    Check out our podcast host, Pinecast. Start your own podcast for free with no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-89f00a for 40% off for 4 months, and support Play Comics.

    • 54 min
    The Minds Behind Shooter Games with Patrick Hickey Jr (Corrected)

    The Minds Behind Shooter Games with Patrick Hickey Jr (Corrected)

    I can't get into first person shooters. But let's get it even wider than that, I usually can't get into shooters at all. They're just not my genre of choice.

    Patrick Hickey Jr. might just change that with his latest book The Minds Behind Shooter Games. I'll probably never be good at them but after reading the background that Patrick was able to pick up. I might not love the games, but I love hearing about the stories behind how these games came into existence.

    This episode is brought to you in part by Lesser Known Comics. Be sure to check out the Lesser Known Comics website for the most up to date news on what they've got going on.

    Learn such things as:


    What happens when you start a conversation with "This game is trash"?
    How does Patrick get
    Patrick is writing a comic!?
    And so much more!

    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 any of Patrick's books yet.

    Support Play Comics by contributing to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/playcomics

    Check out our podcast host, Pinecast. Start your own podcast for free with no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-89f00a for 40% off for 4 months, and support Play Comics.

    Wonder Woman with Michael Conrad and Becky Cloonan

    Wonder Woman with Michael Conrad and Becky Cloonan

    When you think of the most iconic characters in the DC Universe then Wonder Woman is definitely up there. Easily one of the most important characters in comics. But with that longevity and popularity comes an interesting problem, a lot of stuff has already been done. So when you can get a fresh take on things it’s always great, and even better when it’s a well done comic.

    That’s what we have here with Michael Conrad and Becky Cloonan. Listen in as we talk about the best parts of a limited Future State run, plans for their run on the ongoing Wonder Woman story, and go off on some of the most relevant tangents this show might have ever had.

    Learn such things as:


    What’s the best/worst way to solve arguments with your partner?
    Who is most likely to get a Wonder Woman related tattoo next?
    What are some of the ways you can make it work when you work with and live with someone?
    And so much more!

    You can find Michael on Twitter @michaelwconrad and the Michael W Conrad website. You can find Becky on Twitter @beckycloonan. You can find both of them at Mystery School Comics Group where you can buy cool stuff and help make sure they get to keep making great comics like this.

    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 does not have a pet kangaroo.

    Support Play Comics by contributing to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/playcomics

    Check out our podcast host, Pinecast. Start your own podcast for free with no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-89f00a for 40% off for 4 months, and support Play Comics.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    The Pride Omnibus with Joe Glass

    The Pride Omnibus with Joe Glass

    One of the great things about comics is that there’s a story for everyone. A character for everyone. Or there can be, some groups are just more well represented than others. What can you do?

    If you’re Joe Glass, you can go write a comic that has been popular enough to spawn a 400+ page omnibus release. I’d say that’s doing a little something to make sure that marginalized portions of the population can get some more and better representation wouldn’t you?

    This episode is brought to you by everyone who has made The Pride possible. Which might even include you. Pick up your copy from your local comic shop, Amazon, or Joe’s personal pick Big Bang Comics.

    Or you can prove to me that you read show notes by telling me that I have this offer to give away a copy in the show notes and I’ll enter you in a drawing for a free copy. Assuming I can ship it to you without costing me a small fortune, and if that’s the case we’ll work something out.

    Learn such things as:


    How do people possibly miss the point of this series?
    How many things had Joe written before popping this wonderful series out?
    Who is the worst group of fans in all of comics?
    And so much more!

    You can find Joe on Twitter @JosephGlass, on Instagram @joeglass, YouTube @JoeGlassComics, and his website Joe Glass Comics.

    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 this one yet.

    Support Play Comics by contributing to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/playcomics

    Check out our podcast host, Pinecast. Start your own podcast for free with no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-89f00a for 40% off for 4 months, and support Play Comics.

    • 54 min
    Goblin with Eric Grissom and Will Perkins

    Goblin with Eric Grissom and Will Perkins

    Comics is a team sport. Unless you’re talking about one of those super talented people who can do everything, but we’re not talking about them right now. We’re looking at a book made by two people who are both good at what they do.

    Those people: Eric Grissom and Will Perkins. The book: Goblin. I have both of them here to talk about this wonderful story that you really will have to read. Spoiler alert though: it’s pretty good.

    This episode is brought to you by the wonderful patrons of Play Comics. Want to help support the show? Head over to PlayComics.com/Patreon and you too can get early episodes and other special patron only goodies.

    Learn such things as:


    How many dinosaurs can one artist squeeze into a definitely not dinosaur focused book?
    Who is going to find Eric’s long lost early web comic?
    How do you get a pull quote on someone’s book?
    And so much more!

    You can find Eric on Twitter @egrissom and his website EricGrissom.com.

    You can find Will on Twitter @DillGerkins, on Instagram @willperkinscomics. and his website WillPerkinsComics.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 has made friends with the monsters under his bed.

    Support Play Comics by contributing to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/playcomics

    • 56 min
    Lesser Known Comics with Mark Bernal

    Lesser Known Comics with Mark Bernal

    Sometimes a dumb idea actually turns into something. You know, like telling your wife that you’re starting a comic publisher. Or not telling her and just kind of doing it until one day neither of you can deny that this is exactly what’s going on.

    I’ve never done that. But you know who has? Today’s guest Mark Bernal from Lesser Known Comics. So listen in as I pick his brain about how you can sneaky start a publisher and some of the best parts of doing so as a relative newcomer.

    This episode is brought to you in part by Lesser Known Comics. Partly because it just makes too much sense not to do it, and partly because they have a Kickstarter going where you can pick up some print copies of their comics.

    Learn such things as:


    What are the benefits of listening to employees?
    How do you just back into running a comic publisher?
    What are some benefits to knowing Patrick Hickey Jr.?
    And so much more!

    You can find Mark and Lesser Known Comics on Twitter @LesserKComics, Instagram @lesserknowncomics, or the Lesser Known Comics 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 is probably not very good at baseball.

    Support Play Comics by contributing to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/playcomics

    • 42 min

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40 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!

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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.

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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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