The Comic Conspiracy: Episode 272

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The Comic Conspiracy — Episode 272 (2016-08-02)
This week, we discuss HOA’s, buying comic collections, early Suicide Squad reviews, chronic depression, how Valiant ended, GenCon, a new Marvel vs DC event, and other listener questions. Starring Ryan Higgins and Toby Sidler.
Running Time: 1h 14m 10s
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The Geekbox: Episode 383

Ryan Higgins took a very special and exclusive trip to Disney’s Haunted Mansion — and now he’s back to tell the tale. Also: Don’t miss Adam Fitch’s recent appearance on the ARGcast, where he discusses classic games, and Natsume’s upcoming lineup. As always, don’t forget to check out our Patreon campaign to see how you can support the show!

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Crunchyroll: Want the most authentic anime experience this side of Japan? Head to our custom link and sign up for a Crunchyroll account today, and watch all the anime your heart desires for 30 days free!
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The Geekbox — Episode 383 (2016-08-02)
Wherein we discuss Pokemon Go, the Haunted Mansion Ghost Post, Hearthstone: One Night in Karazhan, the World of Warcraft: Legion pre-patch, Suicide Squad, Jason Bourne, Stranger Things, mountain-climbing, Animal Crossing, hot Nintendo NX rumors, the games we wish we’d gotten into earlier, the gaming trends that we miss, hating on the original Game Boy, our biggest (and most embarrassing) gaming achievements. Starring Ryan Scott, Adam Fitch, Justin Haywald, and Ryan Higgins.
Running Time: 1h 41m 22s
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The Comedy Button: Episode 240

This week, our good friend Chastity Vicencio drops by to tell us about her wild and crazy life. Check out our our Patreon campaign to learn how you can support the podcast, and get two exclusive bonus episodes each month, plus all kinds of other awesome stuff!

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Crunchyroll: Want the most authentic anime experience this side of Japan? Head to our custom link and sign up for a Crunchyroll account today, and watch all the anime your heart desires for 30 days free!
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The Comedy Button — Episode 240 (2016-07-29)
Our friend Chastity Vicencio joins us to talk about what it was like working for Jimmy Fallon, how she almost became a teen pop sensation, and that one time that comedian Tracy Morgan awkwardly hit on her. Starring Brian Altano, Scott Bromley, Anthony Gallegos, Ryan Scott, and Max Scoville, with special guest Chastity Vicencio.
Running Time: 1h 4m 21s
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The Comic Conspiracy: Episode 271

Don’t forget to check out our Patreon, and huge thanks to all our backers! For as little as $1 a month, you can help support the podcast.

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The Comic Conspiracy — Episode 271 (2016-07-26)
This week, we discuss Batman: The Killing Joke, San Diego Comic-Con 2016, LineCon, Legion, Power Man & Iron Fist, Doctor Strange, WB releasing all the trailers, Wonder Woman, and Justice League. Starring Ryan Higgins, Jim Jokisch, Brock Sager, Toby Sidler, Lane Terasaki, and Charlie West.
Running Time: 1h 14m 57s
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The Geekbox: Episode 382

This week, the regular cast is back together, at long last! As always, don’t forget to check out our Patreon campaign to see how you can support the show!

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The Geekbox — Episode 382 (2016-07-27)
Wherein we discuss Big Sur, Pokemon Go, San Diego Comic-Con 2016, Final Fantasy XV, Hearthstone, Doctor Strange, Wonder Woman, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Justice League, the proper way to say Hawaii, Finding Dory, The Shannara Chronicles, Ghostbusters, the ills of social media, Star Trek Beyond, Batman: The Killing Joke, and real proper nerd concerts. Starring Ryan Scott, Adam Fitch, Justin Haywald, Ryan Higgins, and Alice Liang.
Running Time: 1h 35m 57s
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The Comedy Button: Episode 239

This week: sleepin’ nekkid, and fightin’ fires. Check out our our Patreon campaign to learn how you can support the podcast, and get two exclusive bonus episodes each month, plus all kinds of other awesome stuff!

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The Comedy Button — Episode 239 (2016-07-22)
Firemen have the easiest job in the world, except for those few hours a year where they really, really don’t. Starring Brian Altano, Scott Bromley, Anthony Gallegos, Ryan Scott, and Max Scoville.
Running Time: 1h 3m 35s
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The Suicide Squad Crash Course

Want to catch up on the essential Suicide Squad stores before the movie hits theaters on August 5? Well, here’s your two-week crash course to writer John Ostrander’s classic ’80s comic series! You’ll find digital versions of everything you need over at Comics Conspiracy’s digital store; specifically, the four Suicide Squad collected editions and the Deadshot collected edition will get you everything up through Day 8 of this reading order. After that, you’ll need single issues for Suicide Squad #31-66.

So grab this stuff, and see what the Suicide Squad is all about! You’ve got exactly two weeks from today until the film releases, and I’ve broken it all up into nice, clean story arcs for you, with an easy 5-7 issues per day!

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DAY 1: TRIAL BY FIRE
Secret Origins (1986) #14 (the prelude to the entire series)
Suicide Squad (1987) #1-4

DAY 2: THE FLIGHT OF THE FIREBIRD
Suicide Squad (1987) #5-8
Millennium (1988) #4 (optional Suicide Squad #9 tie-in, but you won’t miss much)
Suicide Squad (1987) #9

DAY 3: BLOOD & SNOW
Suicide Squad (1987) #10
Doom Patrol and Suicide Squad Special (1988) #1 (really awful, totally skippable one-shot)
Suicide Squad (1987) #11-12
Justice League International (1987) #13 (must-read crossover with Suicide Squad #13)
Suicide Squad (1987) #13

DAY 4: THE NIGHTSHADE ODYSSEY
Secret Origins (1986) #28 (essential prelude to the Nightshade Odyssey arc)
Suicide Squad (1987) #14-18

DAY 5: ELECTION YEAR
Suicide Squad (1987) #19
Suicide Squad (1987) Annual #1
Suicide Squad (1987) #20-22

DAY 6: BEGINNINGS
Deadshot (1988) #1-4 (absolutely essential, FANTASTIC Deadshot miniseries)
Suicide Squad (1987) #23-25

DAY 7: THE JANUS DIRECTIVE
Suicide Squad (1987) #26
Checkmate (1988) #15 (the first in an 11-issue crossover event)
Suicide Squad (1987) #27
Checkmate (1988) #16
Suicide Squad (1987) #28
Checkmate (1988) #17

DAY 8: THE JANUS DIRECTIVE, CONCLUSION
Manhunter (1988) #14
Firestorm (1982) #86
Suicide Squad (1987) #29
Checkmate (1988) #18
Suicide Squad (1987) #30
Captain Atom (1987) #30 (the final part of the Janus Directive crossover)

DAY 9: APOKOLIPS NOW
Suicide Squad (1987) #31-37

DAY 10: THE PHOENIX GAMBIT
Suicide Squad (1987) #38-43

DAY 11: SERPENT OF CHAOS
Suicide Squad (1987) #44-50

DAY 12: THE DRAGON’S HOARD
Suicide Squad (1987) #51-57

DAY 13: LEGERDEMAIN
Suicide Squad (1987) #58
War of the Gods (1991) #3 (optional Suicide Squad #58 tie-in, but you won’t miss much)
Suicide Squad (1987) #59-62

DAY 14: THE FINAL MISSION
Suicide Squad (1987) #63-66

EXTRA CREDIT (if you finish early and just can’t get enough)
Suicide Squad (2001) #1-12 (Keith Giffen’s very odd, different, sometimes bad, and sometimes underrated series)
Checkmate (2006) #6 and Checkmate (2006) #7 (Greg Rucka’s absolutely awesome 2-issue Suicide Squad arc)
Suicide Squad (2007) #1-8 (John Ostrander’s brief, fantastic return to the classic Squad)

THE RECENT STUFF (not the best… but if you want Harley Quinn, here she is)
Suicide Squad (2011) #1-30 (plus #0 in the middle there) (you can grab issue #1 for free!)
Suicide Squad: Amanda Waller (2014) #1 (really bad one-shot about the awful Amanda Waller remake)
New Suicide Squad (2014) #1-22 (along with Annual #1 and Futures End #1)
Convergence: Suicide Squad (2015) #1-2 (multiverse crossover event that more-or-less features the classic Squad)
Suicide Squad Most Wanted: Deadshot and Katana (2016) #1-6
Harley Quinn and the Suicide Squad April Fools’ Special (2016) #1 (lead-in to the upcoming Jim Lee-drawn series)

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