208 episodes

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)!

Screw It, We're Just Gonna Talk About Comics Campfire Media

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    • 4.9 • 233 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)!

    Squadron Supreme #10-12

    Squadron Supreme #10-12

    We finish our analysis of 1985's Squadron Supreme series and come to the same conclusion we had at the very beginning: it's good but reading it now isn't as fun as reading it then probably was. We also go over Sean Howe's Marvel Comics: The Untold Story even though Will is only 20% through it! #screwitinstapush is still in effect as make our drive to get 1500 instagram followers. WILL IT HAPPEN? WOULD WE NOTICE?

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    Email: ScrewItComics@gmail.com
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Squadron Supreme #7-9

    Squadron Supreme #7-9

    CORRECTION: Yep, Will is still saying 'Madame Ape' instead of 'Ape X' -- please enjoy his wrongness! Three more issues down, and the Milksops opinion of the Squadron has... remained mostly the same! They appreciate the books' strengths and find it interesting BUT we both feel that it suffers when you read it, like, now (post-Watchmen, post-multiversemania). Still, we examine the stories in this issue which include: Fake Evil Hyperion dating Recently Widowed Princess Power (recently widowed because Evil Hyperion killed her husband!), Blue Eagle and Foxfire getting it on, Madame Ape (Ape X?) falling for Tom Thumb, and a very abrupt ending to issue 9! We also talk about the CW cartoon series The Spectacular Spider-Man which Will has just started watching. We wrap it up by trying to think of what movies / comics / TV shows have endings that make your impression of them jump way up.

    • 59 min
    Squadron Supreme #4-6

    Squadron Supreme #4-6

    CORRECTION: Will keeps saying 'Madame Ape' which is very wrong -- he should have said 'Ape X.' Three more Squadron Supreme issues, and it's growing on the 'sops. There's a brainwashing machine in play and it's giving the Squadron some Clockwork Orange creepiness. We like. Plus there's guilt and death and betrayal and just to keep things interesting, another 10 or so characters added. We like these more than we did the first three, maybe because the exposition is finished? Plus we grieve the recent deaths of comics greats Kevin O'Neill, Carlos Pacheco and Kevin Conroy (voice of Batman in BTAS and ... everything). Also, the #screwitinsta push remains in full effect! 

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Squadron Supreme #1-3

    Squadron Supreme #1-3

    The Milksops begin their coverage of Mark Gruenwald's most famous work, the 12-issue "Squadron Supreme" mini-series from 1985. It's the OTHER comic where a bunch of heroes who are not in the normal comics continuity have to deal with a realistic world (the primary one from this time in comics being Alan Moore's Watchmen). We get into the huge cast, the Squadron's history up until this point, the gutsiness of Gruenweld's story, the surprises, and also the shortcomings (perhaps TOO "regular comics" for its subject, maybe a bit rushed?) as well as the inevitable comparison to Alan Moore's great work. Defying expectations, we even answer a few pieces of mail.

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Cosmic Rays and Correspondence 2 - FF #235-237

    Cosmic Rays and Correspondence 2 - FF #235-237

    On the Byrne FF side of things, we've got two great issues and one very solidly okay one. In the "great" column we have the FF battling Ego The Living Planet in issue 235 -- one of Kevin's favorite FF issues ever! Then in issue 236 there is one of the most revered issues in Byrne's whole run - "Terror In A Tiny Town" which has the FF facing off against The Puppet Master, Dr. Doom as well as.... their own minds! Then issue 237 is pretty okay too. We also get into our mail which has a listener fan-casting a Fred Hembeck movie(?), and pleas for us to read more X-Men (no, but thank you). Please email us at screwitcomics@gmail.com and post Instagram stories about our pod with the hashtag #screwitinstapush

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Cosmic Rays and Correspondence - FF #232-234

    Cosmic Rays and Correspondence - FF #232-234

    It's a new era of mailbags episodes! Starting now, we are covering issues of the John Byrne Fantastic Four run on the eps where we also read some mail. In this first FF/mail ep, we talk about what we learned about Byrne from reading his run as co-creator of X-Men stories. We discuss his "back to basics" approach with the FF, his terrific fight scenes, the clear story beats, simple characters, cool clothes, advancement of female characters and of course his stupendous rubble! We read mail (barely, kind of).

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    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
233 Ratings

233 Ratings

InvisiTrip ,

More linguini, less comics

Baffled as to how these two spend so much time talking about comics when there are so many varieties of pasta to fixate on. Bucatini, ziti, linguini, orrechiette, I mean the list practically writes itself

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!

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