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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 • 42 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.

    Godfoe Universe Appolyon 20XX with Josh Adams

    Godfoe Universe Appolyon 20XX with Josh Adams

    The future is scary. It seems it’s always been scary. Remember when we would see dates like 20XX and know it was a stand in for some far off time when the world would be a totally different place? Yep those days are long gone. Heck it’s the year 20XX right now!

    Enter Josh Adams, artist behind the Godfoe Universe series soon to be published by legacy Comix. Listen in as we take a look behind the scenes of this new comic universe that should have you pretty excited. Or scared out of your mind. Definitely one of those two.

    Learn such things as:


    How can random friendships turn into creating an entire universe?
    Why would anyone not use Kickstarter with a new comic?
    Is it really not 1999 anymore?
    And so much more!

    You can find Josh on Twitter @Joshua_Adams83, Godfoe Universe specific stuff on Twitter @GODFOE_UNIVERSE, join the Godfoe Universe community on Facebook, or just order Godfoe Universe #0 right now from Legacy Comix.

    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 still thinks it’s 1998.

    • 33 min
    Batman Vengeance

    Batman Vengeance

    Batman is one of the most well know superheroes around despite the fact that he’s not really a superhero when you break the term down. Don’t care, still love him. And that little used fact in games where he’s a pretty good detective.

    Good thing we have Matt and Thad from Making Nerds Cringe here to help unravel the mystery of Batman Vengeance. Listen in as we take a look at this Batman the Animated Series (?) inspired game and all the fun that goes with it.

    Learn such things as:


    Why can’t anyone agree on which series/season this game was based on?
    Can a Batman game exist with Joker in it somewhere?
    Does Nightwing regret his choice to have a mullet?
    And so much more!

    You can find the guest at their social media places and podcast links.

    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 Chrises on Infinite Earths as well as Adventures in Erylia for the promos today.

    Intro/Outro Music by Best Day, who probably would have gotten this out yesterday when it was supposed to be out in the world.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Spider-Man Arcade with The Well Red Mage (Magecast)

    Spider-Man Arcade with The Well Red Mage (Magecast)

    Sometimes you just can't help but take a look at something you missed on purpose. Like here, where I wouldn't normally look at arcade only releases. But it's Spider-Man and someone asked about it and who am I to let the fans down?

    Listen in as The Well Red Mage from Mage Cast joins the show to take a look at the Spider-Man arcade game that so many of us missed growing up. Which sucks because we could have had some more 4 player action going.

    Learn such things as:


    What does Namor have to do with any of this?
    Did this game even stand a chance with what else was coming out around the same time?
    Why haven't we seen a home console port of this one yet?
    And so much more!

    You can find Red on Twitter @theWellRedMage, Twitch @thewellredmage, his website The Pixels (which includes his podcast Mage Cast), and he's helping out as the Director of Content for NES Pro Magazine.

    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 Just the Zoo of Us, as well as Capes on the Couch for the promos today.

    Intro/Outro Music by Best Day, who probably would have had this episode out weeks ago.

    • 1 hr
    A Talk with David Dissanayake

    A Talk with David Dissanayake

    You can make the best comic in the world, but people won’t read it unless it gets published. And even if it gets published people need to know about it. So how does that happen? And what What all happens behind the scenes to help make your book a success?

    Listen in as we hear from David Dissanayake, director of sales and marketing at Vault Comics, as he lets us in on some of the secrets from way too long ago when I actually recorded this.

    Learn such things as:


    How to get on the marketing director’s bad side
    Where to find out more about your favorite publishers
    When will David get into the creative side of things?
    And so much more!

    You can find David on Twitter @dwdissanayake and of course be sure to check out what’s going on over at Vault 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 just wants a Pepsi.

    • 48 min
    A Talk with Cullen Bunn

    A Talk with Cullen Bunn

    Editor’s Note: Chris sat on this episode for way too long. It’s embarrassing how long actually. But it’s still good so you still get to hear it.



    Some people are just good at writing stories. Like really good. Those are the kinds of people I want to pick the brains of. Or in the case of horror writers, maybe steal the brains of and see if I can get those brains to do some work for me.

    This time we have Cullen Bunn, one of the current masters (in my opinion) of writing for comics. Listen in as we see part of his process and how he got to be where he is today.

    Be sure to visit Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men to see how you can help support people effected by Florida’s recent passing of HB1557, commonly known as the “don’t say gay” bill.

    If you find yourself in need of grief counseling, give Tawny Platis at Death is Hilarious a visit.

    Learn such things as:


    Is Cullen a robot?
    Why haven’t Marvel and/or DC let Cullen write a real horror comic yet?
    Will there eventually be a story about me hacking into Cullen’s email?
    And so much more!

    You can find the guest on Twitter @cullenbunn and on his website CullenBunn.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 would rather be creative than administrative.

    Men in Black: The Series with Tristan Johnson (It's (Probably) Not Aliens/Step Back History)

    Men in Black: The Series with Tristan Johnson (It's (Probably) Not Aliens/Step Back History)

    We’re just not going to escape aliens at all are we? You know, for a comic that I’m not sure even existed sometimes there sure are a ton of games to go with it. It certainly helps that there’s a spin off movie (that’s vaguely related) with a spin off cartoon (that’s vaguely related to the movie but oddly kind of closer to the comics).



    Yup we’re talking about Men in Black again. This time with Tristan Johnson from It’s (Probably) Not Aliens and Step Back History as we take a look at Men in Black: The Series for Game Boy Color.

    Be sure to visit Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men to see how you can help support people effected by Florida’s recent passing of HB1557, commonly known as the “don’t say gay” bill.

    Learn such things as:


    Are the Men in Black movies secret political commentary?
    Did Tristan get through the episode without being wrong?
    How important are sunglasses?
    And so much more!

    You can find Tristan at It’s (Probably) Not Aliens and Step Back History. We think you should check out this episode about the Girl Guides and their role in WW II.

    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 still believes in humanity. That poor child.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

SteampunkLink ,

A Perfect Pop Culture Intersection

Video game adaptations of comics and manga are an interesting intersection of topics that give host Chris plenty to talk about. He’s got a wealth of knowledge about a wide variety of comics (not just Marvel/DC). Great show for fans of comics and video games alike.

allkindsofnogood ,

Level up your podcast rotation!

Mixing comics & video games together should be a no brainer in terms of an awesome podcast idea, and Play Comics succeeds in making it truly awesome! A great mix of terrific host, topics, & special guests make for a podcast you should definitely have in your rotation!

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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