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COMIC BOOKS! The mythic stories! The dazzling colors! The memorable, often iconic, characters! Join brothers Kevin and Will Hines — two comedians from the UCB Theatre — as they discuss the comics they have loved their whole lives! Season one dove deep on 1960s Spider-Man, and the current season is swimming in the insanely great 1960s run of Jack Kirby’s Fantastic Four! Don’t miss an issue (episode)!

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    • 4.9 • 228 Ratings

COMIC BOOKS! The mythic stories! The dazzling colors! The memorable, often iconic, characters! Join brothers Kevin and Will Hines — two comedians from the UCB Theatre — as they discuss the comics they have loved their whole lives! Season one dove deep on 1960s Spider-Man, and the current season is swimming in the insanely great 1960s run of Jack Kirby’s Fantastic Four! Don’t miss an issue (episode)!

    Mutants and Mailbags #27 - X-Men #192-194

    Mutants and Mailbags #27 - X-Men #192-194

    Whoa, we are coming up on 100+ issues of the Uncanny X-Men reviewed on this podcast! Pretty good for two idiots who'd skipped this stuff the first time it came out. We go over some fun stories in these issues including: the X-men face off against Magus (alien robot lifeform) who's come looking for his son Warlock (a member of the New Mutants) the return (sort of) of original new X-man Thunderbird (sort of), and a battle with Juggernaut. I believe all of these battles end in a draw, which now that I realize that, is hilarious. We also go over the mail in which we say that comics created at the demands of marketing departments are (hot take alert) sometimes pretty good.

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Mutants and Mailbags #26 - X-Men #189-191

    Mutants and Mailbags #26 - X-Men #189-191

    First the Milksops review a three issue span where the X-Men and New Mutants team up against the magic villain Kulan Gath, who has thrown Manhattan back into Conan the Barbarian-esque time (NOT Conan O'Brien, despite what Will says a few times). Kevin liked that it was a short arc, and the glimpse into telepath Rachel Summer's terrible dystopian future world. Will was fed up with Claremont's overly-complicated plots and the density of characters! Like, wait, who's Amara? Why is Spider-Man unaffected? Why is Spider-Man even here? Which Milksop is right? We also get into some mail and talk about re-buying issues, forgotten teams we want back, British comics, and give out a few no-prizes for no reason!

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Sandman Netflix Show Review

    Sandman Netflix Show Review

    The Milksops review the new Netflix' series The Sandman. We already did 10 eps on the comics so you know we're fans, so was the show good enough for us? Short answer: kind of! We respect the shows' reverence for the source material, the great casting and visual goodness. But something is missing from the show, and we spend 45 minutes trying to figure out what.  But we love the Corinthian, maybe too much, and the show kept getting better and better as it went. We're hoping there’s a season 2 because we feel the comics ALSO got better as they went, and we think the show will too!

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    • 53 min
    Crash Course: She-Hulk

    Crash Course: She-Hulk

    In preparation for the Disney Plus show, the Milksops review She-Hulk in the comics! We go over the Savage era, the Byrne treatment, the Sensational phase (Byrne II), the Slott epoch and the Soule chapter. Plus dips into the other stuff. We talk about how Jennifer Walters went from a very tossed-off rip off of Bruce Banner into her own indominatable indispensible part of the Marvel Universe!

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Mutants and Mailbags #25: Wolverine (1982) #1-4

    Mutants and Mailbags #25: Wolverine (1982) #1-4

    The Milksops go over the 1982 four-issue mini series Wolverine, written by Chris Claremont and drawn by Frank Miller. This was part of Wolverine's ascendence to becoming one of the most popular characters in the Marvel Universe. Kevin was expecting a "bigger" story, something akin to what Miller would do on Batman: Year One or Daredevil: Born Again. It's not that seismic, but there's plenty of terrific Miller art and layouts in this story. There's also ninjas, Japanese culture, an expansion of the Wolverine character and world, the arrival of the assassin/would-be-love-interest Yugio and plenty of Claremont prose. The story is good, both Milksops agree, and they are glad to have read this story -- something that has been recommended to them for over 30 years! We also read mail!

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    • 53 min
    Mutants and Mailbags #24: God Loves, Man Kills

    Mutants and Mailbags #24: God Loves, Man Kills

    NO MAILBAG THIS EPISODE. For the "mutants" portion of our ep, the Milksops review the graphic novel "God Loves, Man Kills" in which the X-Men ally with arch-enemy Magneto to battle an anti-mutant televangelist/murderer! This was also known as "Marvel Graphic Novel #5," which was part of a series where Marvel creators could make more adult content. This story contains brutal murders, commentary on how people use religion and media to manipulate the masses, a man killing his family and Kitty Pryde dropping the N-word in an argument about racism. It's intense! It's also really good and one of the most compeling and nuanced portrayal of Magneto so far!

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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
228 Ratings

228 Ratings

Benny_73 ,

Less linguini, more comics

I am glad that the milksop brothers have decided to tone down the pasta side of things (which I always thought was weird in the first place) and concentrate on the comics. They are always entertaining, funny and have a great love for the books they cover. I cannot image my weekly commute to work without listening to these guys.....plus wargames.

improvguy_under60 ,

I learned something about brothers, but not ghost flies (yet)

I love this show about Jimmy Linguini and his brother, Benny Linguini. Let me tell you, these two brothers really know how to brother! They mostly talk about dudes running around in spandex or something (not sure, I fast forward during those parts) and how to make the perfect creamy cream for your pasta dishes that you want to make to impress your aging Hasidic mother-law (also not sure about this, I fast forward, a lot!). I do find it strange that they rarely talk about their brother, Lemmy Linguini, but I think it’s probably because they sacrificed him in an occult ritual in exchange for a rare Lee/Ditko Spedermen comic book. I do wish they would get back to me regarding the email I sent them asking if they believe whether flies go to heaven after they die or if they turn into ghost flies and are just like floaty invisible fly guys all over the dang place. I hope they will respond when they see this review. I need to know their thoughts. Anyway, listen to the show already!

TheSighGuy ,

Brothers

I just like that they’re brothers.

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