122 episodes

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

    • Visual Arts
    • 4.8, 36 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.

    Shadow Man with Insane Ian

    Shadow Man with Insane Ian

    You know what's a great idea? Being a game publisher/developer and just buying a comic publisher so you can have IP to make games with a built in audience? So should you grab Marvel or DC? How about Valiant? Yup, that's what happened.

    Listen in as Insane Ian comes on the show to take a stab at Shadow Man for the N64, PS1, and Sega Dreamcast and we try to figure out if this game is good or not because it's in a really awkward place and we can't quite figure it out.

    Learn such things as:


    Who are all these random serial killers?
    Why does the PS1 version always suck?
    Is it really necessary for Acclaim to change character backstories?
    And so much more!

    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.

    You can find Insane Ian's music over on Bandcamp or check out some video things on YouTube.

    A big thanks to Capes on the Couch, as well as Oh No! Lit Class for the promos today.

    Music by Best Day, who probably isn't wearing clean underwear today.

    • 55 min
    Manga Before Anime and a Few Other Tangents with Justin Williams (SuperTangent)

    Manga Before Anime and a Few Other Tangents with Justin Williams (SuperTangent)

    You’ve got lots of manga titles. You’ve got lots of anime titles. And it always seems to be a manga coming first, then the anime coming after that. But why?

    Listen in as Justin Williams from Super Tangent tries to discuss this with Chris. But tangents happen so there’s other stuff as well.

    Learn such things as:


    Sometimes the simplest answer is probably right
    Can Chris and Justin ever stay on topic?
    How can you have an arcade without a fighting game?
    And so much more!

    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.

    You can find Justin over mostly in the Nerds and Knowledge Facebook group, technically on Twitter @SuperProclivity but not really, or the official SuperTangent website.

    Music by Best Day, who does thinks that Spongebob is an anime.

    • 58 min
    Ultraverse Prime with Scott Niswander

    Ultraverse Prime with Scott Niswander

    Time to dig back into the Malibu vault and pull out Prime, part of the Ultraverse universe. But he seems kind of familiar since Prime is a kid who turns into an adult super hero. Except the hero he turns into is based on whatever the kid wants it based on. So yeah, that’s a thing that happened.


    Listen in as Scott Niswander from NerdSync comes by the show to talk about this Sega CD exclusive experience. And yeah that’s about all I can say about it.

    Learn such things as:


    This had to be for an earlier system, right?
    How far back can you trace the ability to digitally read comics?
    Did we really not mention that this was only released with another game on the same disc?
    And so much more!

    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.

    You can find Scott at The NerdSync YouTube channel, on Twitter @NerdSync or on the NerdSync Patreon page. And seriously, check out the Scooby Doo video.

    A big thanks to Behold!, as well as Reel Feels for the promos today.

    Music by Best Day, who will never have a cat as cool as Nyx or Sparta.

    • 50 min
    The Minds Behind Adventure Games with Patrick Hickey Jr

    The Minds Behind Adventure Games with Patrick Hickey Jr

    Recorded waaaaay back in February but finally getting released now, listen in as I talk to Patrick Hickey Jr. about his new book The Minds Behind Adventure Games, the writing process, having an excuse to talk to cool people, the giant chore it is to decide what games get into his books, and future books that may or may not be an excuse to get to talk about all of the games he loves to talk about.

    You can find Patrick on Instagram @patrickhickeyjr, Twitter @reviewfixpat, and of course his personal website and Review Fix.

    • 41 min
    Ghost in the Shell with Billy (CommanderCast)

    Ghost in the Shell with Billy (CommanderCast)

    Future tech heavy police states where still a thing of the future when we recorded this episode I swear. Can we please go back to simpler times where almost everything in Ghost in the Shell was fictional instead of just the tech?

    Listen in as Billy from CommanderCast joins the show and through the power of recording way ahead of time we blissfully think that there’s no way that Ghost in the Shell could ever actually be happening in the real world. Please tell me we were right about that, even if it’s a lie.

    Learn such things as:



    Is this anime really as good as the fans say it is?



    How can you do a tie in licensed game well?



    What’s the secret to getting beautiful anime cut scenes?



    And so much more!



    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.

    You can find Billy’s writing CommanderCast, or jump straight to his latest article which looks at the use of Squirrel creatures in Magic: the Gathering Arena or this older article that looks at the use of Zombies and zombie hoards, or listen to him in the second part of their 400th episode.

    A big thanks to Match Club, as well as The Wheel Weaves for the promos today.

    Music by Best Day, who thinks anime is a type of sushi roll.

    • 39 min
    Break's Over

    Break's Over

    Alright, I can’t do this anymore. I need to be making this podcast. So it’s coming back!

    To answer a few questions right off the bat:


    We still aren’t in the new house. I blame…….everything……….
    I miss talking to people about this stuff
    I do talk about other things over at Caffeine and Spite now as well so if you want to hear more from me you can do that there
    Patreon is about to maybe get some more stuff thrown their way that you can only get there
    I love all of you and miss all of you and all that other mushy stuff

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

ODPH607 ,

Check it out!

Great blend of comics and video games! Solid content each episode! - #ODPH

ECKatelyn ,

Really cool

This podcast has a really interesting topic and every episode brings a fresh look at comics and games. Let’s you know whether a game will be a let down before you buy it. 😂

Cpt.Geech ,

Comics, Games, and A Great Time!

A wonderful show that bridges the gap between the franchises and characters across comic and video game mediums and beyond. I loved their coverage of some of my favorite heroes especially their episode on Beast Wars one of my favorite franchises. Check the show out for yourself! Keep up the awesomeness!!!
-K

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