19 episodes

Will you take the binge? A comic book reading podcast from two longtime friends and fans.

The Comic Binge Paul Hermann and Chris Clow

    • Fiction
    • 4.9 • 16 Ratings

Will you take the binge? A comic book reading podcast from two longtime friends and fans.

    19 | 'Doomsday Clock' #1-12

    19 | 'Doomsday Clock' #1-12

    One of the most long-awaited DC Comics events in years is the subject of the latest episode, as Paul and Chris talk all things DOOMSDAY CLOCK! In 2016, DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH posited a reality that had been irrevocably changed by none other than DOCTOR MANHATTAN, the sole super hero to be found in Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' WATCHMEN. What followed was a hype machine nearly two years in the making as fans waited to discover what the first collision between the mainline DC Universe and the world of WATCHMEN would bring.What followed was a series that ended up being far less about WATCHMEN, and far more about the symbolic power of hope contained in the heroes of DC Comics. Listen in as Paul and Chris drill down into this series, and what it's truly all about.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    18 | 'Rorschach' #2 (of 12)

    18 | 'Rorschach' #2 (of 12)

    Another issue, and another point of contention: Paul and Chris return to talk about comics in general and what they've been up to before getting into it over Tom King and Jorge Fornes' RORSCHACH #2, and many of the same excitement and criticisms return for this latest go-around. An engaging mystery story invoking comics history, or a needless expansion of the WATCHMEN brand?You decide! Listen in now.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    17 | 'Batman: Three Jokers' #3

    17 | 'Batman: Three Jokers' #3

    After Chris scarfs down a burrito and Paul talks about his pickups for the week, the guys settle into a review and reaction to BATMAN: THREE JOKERS #3, the final issue of the highly-anticipated miniseries from writer Geoff Johns and penciler Jason Fabok.To call this story consequential for all of the involved characters is an understatement, as we see the intimate character study and how they overcome trauma put under an intense microscope in this series finale. What do the new revelations for Batman and his allies mean, and what does the story's events tell readers about who Batman is at his core? What does this mean for his relationship with his most notorious enemy, and how has Batman's defining trauma been affected by this story?Listen in for Paul's and Chris' answers to these questions, and a whole lot more!

    • 1 hr 24 min
    16 | 'Secret Avengers' #6-12

    16 | 'Secret Avengers' #6-12

    At the end of the "Dark Reign," Norman Osborn was deposed and S.H.I.E.L.D. had returned. Installed as the nation's foremost law enforcer, former Captain America Steve Rogers spearheads Marvel's "Heroic Age" with a black ops version of the Avengers!Paul and Chris take a look at the second arc of the ongoing SECRET AVENGERS series, the final arc on the title from writer Ed Brubaker and penciler Mike Deodato which invokes superhero action, intrigue, espionage, secret societies and a whole lot more! The guys revisit this solid series from the 2010 line-wide Heroic Age event, and see how well it holds up a decade later.Plus, the guys talk about a recent interview given by Alan Moore about the nature of the comics medium, as well as about how these influential creators like Moore and Ed Brubaker have been conducting themselves after making their names in superhero fiction.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    15 | 'Rorschach' #1 (2020)

    15 | 'Rorschach' #1 (2020)

    The Binge returns to tackle another brand new comic book series coming from the DC Black Label: writer Tom King's and artist Jorge Fornés' Rorschach #1!The enduringly popular character created by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons from 1986's Watchmen – though he was inspired by Steve Ditko's original Charlton incarnation of the Question – has returned in an all-new series, taking place 35 years after Walter Kovacs met a sticky end at the glowing blue hand of Dr. Manhattan.The story seems to try and evoke political intrigue and mystery as well as a couple of callbacks to the popular HBO Watchmen series, but Paul and Chris have different ideas about how well it lands. Listen in to find out why!

    • 1 hr 11 min
    14 | 'Batman: Three Jokers' #2

    14 | 'Batman: Three Jokers' #2

    Paul and Chris are back to react to the second issue of the current Black Label Batman event mini-series by writer Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok, Batman: Three Jokers!Trauma is the overriding theme here, and readers get to take a new look at what trauma is – and how it can be overcome – through another major focus character for this series. Listen in as Paul and Chris react to the twists and turns of this second issue, and what its events say about the core characters at the center of this deceptive plot.Plus, listen in for what's next! It's a...secret.

    • 1 hr 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

josheemi ,

Favorite Comic Podcast

Chris and Paul are two of my favorite people to listen to when it comes to comics. Paul leans more Marvel while Chris is a little more DC so the show gets a good balance of stuff from both universes, which I appreciate. Most importantly they are both knowledgeable and passionate and it comes out in the show!

spencer5150 ,

The best at what they do...

I’ve been following Paul and Chris for almost 10 years, now. From Star Wars to comic book video game adaptations the podcasts they’re involved in never cease to meet a level of excellence. The Comics Binge is a phenomenal dive into works you rarely hear in discussions. Both hosts have a knowledge and passion for the subject (nothing new there) that surpasses a lot of other comic book podcasts. There’s no notes of cynicism, vitriol or disdain. It’s just love for the comic book medium and that’s what makes them the best at what they do.

J ROCKA ,

Binge but no purge!

Comics fans hold on to everything. But we rarely go back to most of it. Now that subscription services are making it a bit easier to pull a random issue from the cloud, revisiting a run is a cakewalk. No box digging necessary. And you can read along with the super knowledgeable Chris Clow and hyper awesome Paul Hermann. I am excited for where this show goes.

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