A Podcast with Ross and Nick #152

A Podcast with Ross and Nick

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THIS IS IT! The end of the Epic X-Men TV Review Endurance Marathon Extravaganza! We’ve watched X-Men: The Animated Series #7576 (s5 e12 & e14 on Netflix)… the final two episodes of this terrible fan favorite TV show.

Before the tears begin flowing, Kelly Thompson, Ross Campbell, and Nick Marino converse about scary Easter bunnies, Nick’s sobering reality check at WonderCon, and comic book posters we had as kids.

Then it’s time to scratch the EXTREME itch! You know it’s a special occasion because even Kelly made screencaps. We discuss them in this order: Kelly’s first set, Ross’s first set, Ross’s second set, Kelly’s second set, and Nick’s set.

Nick also recorded a cover of the X-Men theme song:

While X-Men discussion dominates most of this podcast, we also talk about mangoes, oranges, kumquats, and Kelly’s custom bookcase.

Next: A new era begins with Gordon Shumway! It’s ALF s1 e1 and ALF s1 e2.

A Podcast with Ross and Nick #151

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After Nick Marino shares his love for the kickass-super-fantastic webcomic Goblyn by Smars, it’s time for the penultimate EXTREME session with X-Men: The Animated Series episodes #7374 (s5 e11 & e13 on Netflix).

BEHOLD! Screencaps by Ross and screencaps by Nick. BEHOLD SOME MORE! Kelly Thompson‘s The Girl Who Would Be King is now on TV Tropes!

Then… drinking and doing drugs! Why has Ross Campbell never gotten drunk or high? Why did Nick quit drinking and smoking? Is going to the bar making Kelly’s life better? And can an altered state of mind forever change an artist’s expression?

Next: This is it! The final two episodes of X-Men: The Animated Series — #7576 (s5 e12 & e14 on Netflix)!!!

A Podcast with Ross and Nick #150

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It’s our anniversary spectacular wherein we do the same damn thing we do on every podcast!! That means getting EXTREME with X-Men: The Animated Series episodes #7172 (s5 e9-10 on Netflix). And you know we’ve got screencaps!!

After Fantastic Four and Brian Austin Green musical interludes, Kelly Thompson, Ross Campbell, and Nick Marino do the unthinkable… talk about comics! Good Uncanny X-Force old and new, Hawkeye vs. Hypernaturals, and more.

Then we tackle a topic suggestion from Brandon Williamsare video games art? The debate quickly veers off course and turns into a discussion about the addictive qualities of gaming. Do video games hinder the productivity of creative people in a destructive way?

Next: Len Wein writes Wolverine and Rogue returns in X-Men: The Animated Series episodes #7374 (s5 e11 & e13 on Netflix).

A Podcast with Ross and Nick #149

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Kaylie McDougal. She’s here. On this podcast. She draws stuff. Good stuff. And this week she’s joining Ross Campbell and Nick Marino to chat about X-Men: The Animated Series episodes #6970 (s5 e7-8 on Netflix). Ross made stunning screencaps and Nick did his best.

Storm stars in a two-parter that sucks. We power thru the pain… it’s your gain!

Then we torture ourselves some more by reviewing an atrocious family film called Funky Monkey. It’s got a sort-of-okay-at-acting chimp, a creepy mom, a loser kid, a suspicious drifter, and Tommy Davidson.

After that we travel back in time to 1970 when Superman helped Lois Lane turn black for 24 hours. Gripping! Mesmerizing! Excruciatingly awkward!

Next: Apocalypse returns and Jubilee entraps small children in X-Men: The Animated Series episodes #7172 (s5 e9-10 on Netflix).

A Podcast with Ross and Nick #148

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What’s your desert island TV show? We’re talking one TV show — the only TV show you could ever watch again — while you’re stranded on a desert island for the rest of your life. Nick Marino wants to know!

But Kelly Thompson doesn’t wanna talk about desert islands. She wants to talk about X-Men: The Animated Series episodes #6768 (s5 e1-2 on Netflix), for which Ross made a GIF and Nick made some screencaps.

Then Ross Campbell wants to hear about your desert island food… the only food you can eat for the rest of your life! And Nick wants to know your desert island team of five X-Men… the only five X-Men you could ever read about again!!

After that, Kelly goes on a massive image hunt for the perfect desert island PEZ dispenser. See the fruits of Kelly’s spectacular search here and here and here.

We’ve all changed our Twitter icons to awful PEZ dispensers for the next week.

ALSO:

Next: Be back in one week for the Storm Front two-parter in X-Men: The Animated Series episodes #6970 (s5 e7-8 on Netflix).

A Podcast with Ross and Nick #147

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After Nick Marino rants about the Academy Awards, Kelly Thompson confesses that she hates watching TV news. Then Ross Campbell shares his enjoyment of Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li before the gang dives into an EXTREME discussion about two tedious episodes of X-Men: The Animated Series episodes #6566 (s4 e10-11 on Netflix). We’ve got screencaps by Ross and screencaps by Nick.

Once the X-Men topic has wrapped (and we’ve sufficiently researched Danny Glover‘s defunct restaurant, Hollywood Fries), Ross has a question for you…

how do you feel about the AudioShocker’s unedited style of conversation? Kelly likes the intimate nature of the moments when Ross goes to get his tea, and Nick reveals the real reason for podcast vérité — he doesn’t like to edit stuff out because it’s a pain in the ass!

We also chat about the strengths of Kelly’s 3 Chicks Review Comics podcast and how it contrasts with our series.

broccoli photos shamelessly stolen from Ross’s sister’s food blog

Seriously, though… Ross wants to hear from you! Do you like raw conversation in your podcasts? Or do you prefer a more refined style of podcasting with stuff about audio problems and pee breaks taken out? Comment pleeeaazzzee!

Finally, we’re pumped to announce that A Podcast with Ross and Nick is going weekly! At least, for the rest of the Epic X-Men TV Review Endurance Marathon Extravaganza. So be back here in a week (Tuesday, to be exact) for #148!!

Next: X-Men: The Animated Series episodes #6768 (s5 e1-2 on Netflix).

A Podcast with Ross and Nick #146

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Kelly Thompson is back for more EXTREME punishment as she joins Ross Campbell and Nick Marino to discuss X-Men: The Animated Series episodes #6364 (s4 e8-9 on Netflix). Naturally, Nick has screencaps and Ross has screencaps.

Then the friendly conversation shifts to debate as Nick reveals that he started watching The Amazing Spider-Man on 1.5x speed his first time seeing the movie. Kelly doesn’t understand how he could possibly enjoy the film or recognize its value when he’s not even giving it a chance.

Cyclops doesn’t get it either. He thought it was a good movie.

It’s Kelly vs. Nick! The Naked Gun vs. The Avengers! Existing characters vs. new creations! Is Nick a holier-than-thou inconsistent hypocrite? Is Kelly an over-dramatic corporate zealot? And why isn’t Ross saying anything? Listen to find out!!

Also: Cool Wraps.

Next: X-Men: The Animated Series episodes #6566 (s4 e10-11 on Netflix).

A Podcast with Ross and Nick #145

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Is it actually Paul Giamatti’s dream to play the Rhino? Does J.J. Abrams have any chops as a director? WHY DO WE EVEN CARE? We don’t wanna see these movies anyway, yet we still take the time to complain.

Then get ready to celebrate the holidays with Ross Campbell and Nick Marino as we endure an EXTREMEly awful Morlock adventure in X-Men: The Animated Series episode #62 (s4 e12 on Netflix). And here be thine gifts: screencaps!!!

What’s that??? You heard we’re giving out some awards? YOU’RE RIGHT!!

AudioShocker’s 2012 YOU DON’T SUCK Awards:

If you’re a YDS 2012 winner, you can sport this nifty (and well designed!) banner on your website or blog (click on it for a bigger version):

Finally, after the end theme we lament the loss of PonyGasm. And Nick gives Ross a special gift… Funky Monkey!

Next: X-Men: The Animated Series episodes #6364 (s4 e8-9 on Netflix).

A Podcast with Ross and Nick #144

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Nick Marino read the digital ComiXology version of Wet Moon 6 and shares his thoughts with Ross Campbell. That leads to a discussion about digitizing printed work. Is it inappropriate for ComiXology to create a “smart panels” mode for a digital book without approval from the creators?

We eventually work our way to the EXTREME challenge, discussing two more shitty X-Men: The Animated Series episodes, #6061 (s4 e13 & s3 e19 on Netflix). Of course, Ross made screencaps and Nick made screencaps.

Then we switch to another cartoon we might watch from top-to-bottom: Street Sharks! Will creator Joe Galliani to respond to our tweet and join us on the podcast??

CALL TO ACTION!!! We need you to send us your nominations for the AudioShocker’s 2012 YOU DON’T SUCK Awards in the categories of Movies, Streaming Video, Comics, Podcasts, Tea, and Internet Meltdown. Leave your noms in the comments below. We’ll reveal the winners in #145.

After that, Nick rants about why he’s losing interest in superheroes movies. Ross adds more fuel to the fire by tossing out other reasons why superhero flicks are boring.

Finally, we ask a confusing question — on which Earth does DC’s Superman: Earth One take place? Is it “Earth One” or “Earth-1” or unnamed? And what about the main Earth in The New 52… which one is that??? After the end theme, we take the question to Twitter and get a shitload of ridiculous replies (and one possible answer).

Next: X-Men: The Animated Series episode #62 (s4 e12 on Netflix).

A Podcast with Ross and Nick #142

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Ross Campbell and Nick Marino become EXTREME comic book podcasters, starting out with two mind-blowingly stupid incredible episodes of X-Men: The Animated Series, #5657 (s4 e4-5 on Netflix).

We’ve got hilarious screencaps from episode 56 and episode 57. And we geek out over a cameo by Technet (a.k.a. Nightcrawler‘s N-Men)!

Then it’s time for News You Can Use, catching you up on the latest and greatest comic book news. Check out our currated comics news stories here.

We dive into some Reel Talk, discussing what awesome movies we’ve been watching, including Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning and Amazing Spider-Man.

Finally, in Changing the Game, we demand big changes from the comics industry, including our concept for a new breakout series called Wolverine Force.

Next: X-Men: The Animated Series episodes #5859 (s4 e17 & s5 e6 on Netflix).

A Podcast with Ross and Nick #141

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Heather Nunnelly is back for more EXTREME torture as we review X-Men: The Animated Series episodes #5455 (s4 e1-2 on Netflix).

Nick Marino and his nasty gum are here. So is Kaylie McDougal. Yeaaaah… Ross Campbell is here too. And, of course, we’ve got MUTHASUCKIN X-Men screencaps! Check out Heather’s screencaps, Nick’s screencaps, and Ross’s screencaps.

But that’s only the first hour of the podcast. We dive into some intense talk about intestinal problems followed by Ross’s Tumblr turnoffs. Kaylie reveals her special order of eating food on her plate, and Nick reminds everyone that he’ll eat all manner of nasty things. Finally, Heather explains how Texas schools are anti-sex.

Next: X-Men: The Animated Series episodes #5657 (s4 e4-5 on Netflix).

A Podcast with Ross and Nick #140

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Ross Campbell and Nick Marino review the EXTREMELY awful X-Men: The Animated Series episodes #5253 (s4 e15 & s3 e18 on Netflix). Peep Nick’s screencaps and Ross’s screencaps as you follow along.

Once the X-Men conversation is done at 27:30, we’re joined by cartoonist Heather Nunnelly. We dig into her webcomic — Vacant — focusing on its fantastic pacing.

At 49:30, we launch into our massive recap of New York Comic Con 2012 including tons of shout outs!! Sales sucked for Nick and Heather, but Ross was a bona fide rockstar with a constant line at his Artist Alley table. TMNTerrific!!

Check out some awesome art Ross got at the show and his NYCC photo diary.

Plus: What’s the correct pronunciation of booger?
And: Nick can’t find his stylus. Oh, wait… there it is.

Next: X-Men: The Animated Series episodes #5455 (s4 e1-2 on Netflix).

A Podcast with Ross and Nick #139

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Ross and Nick make an EXTREME stew of screencaps from X-Men: The Animated Series episodes #5051 (s4 e16 & s4 e3 on Netflix). Check out Ross’s #50 screencaps, Nick’s #50 screencaps, and both of their #51 screencaps.

After that, we talk about X-Men comics including Brian Wood’s current run on adjectiveless X-Men and why Ross loves New X-Men and X-Statix. We also discuss TMNT comics and why that ongoing narrative is so much easier to access.

Then it’s time to GET PUMPED for New York Comic Con! You can find Ross Campbell in Artist Alley at Booth R8B in the North Pavilion, and you can find Nick Marino and the AudioShocker in the Podcast Arena at Booth 3354 on the Show Floor:

After the end theme? Poop.

Next: X-Men: The Animated Series episodes #5253 (s4 e15 & s3 e18 on Netflix).

A Podcast with Ross and Nick #138

A Podcast with Ross and Nick

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Fawn gets in on the fun as we dissect an EXTREME two-part story from X-Men: The Animated Series episodes #4849 (s4 e6-7 on Netflix). And, of course, we’ve got stupid screencaps for you from both episode 48 and episode 49.

Magneto has decided to give the mutants a home away from home on Asteroid M. But everything doesn’t go to plan and Magneto’s most zealous follower ends up becoming his most deadly enemy! Oooo!!

After that, we talk about our magnificent road trip to the 2012 Small Press Expo in Bethesda, Maryland. Ross Campbell, Nick Marino, and special guest Fawn were at the show last weekend repping Super Haters, Stick Cats, Time Log, Wet Moon, Glory, and more.

Fawn kickin’ it at Nick’s SPX table

We’ve got so many goddamn SPX shout outs that it would be virtually impossible to list them out here. Listen to see if you get a shout out!!

ALSO: Smars needs your help to get to Anime Weekend Atlanta! Your donation gets you kickass digital comics and printed schwag. Donate here!!

AND: Come see Nick at this weekend’s Pittsburgh Zine Fair.

Next: X-Men: The Animated Series episodes #5051 (s4 e16 & s4 e3 on Netflix).

Elements of this episode are continued from AudioShocker Podcast #229.

A Podcast with Ross and Nick #137

A Podcast with Ross and Nick

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After a brief discussion of fashionable bald hairstyles, we devour an EXTREME smorgasbord of terrible screencaps (part 1 and part 2) from X-Men: The Animated Series episodes #4647 (s3 e17 and s5 e3 on Netflix).

Cain Marko loses his Juggernaut powers and Omega Red gets revived in these stupid installments of X:TAS. DO YOU BELIEVE US YET THAT THIS SHOW SUCKS? No? Well, give it time. You’ll believe us one day.

Dick Bonynge

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Marrow’s Bonerang from MvC2

Next: X-Men: The Animated Series episodes #4849 (s4 e6-7 on Netflix).