Punisher: Body Count Episode 120

Be amazed as I litter this episode with useless Marvel comics trivia.

Introduction – I re-tell some re-runs in my life and Jake deals with an online nerd feud.

[27:00] News – Here is that cool Garth Ennis interview we talked about. We also talk about some of the aftermath of the Punisher TV show and how awful the internet is at publishing pop culture news these days.

[48:44] Mail Call – We answer questions on Bored Punisher and the women fans of the character.

[1:04:28] Bullet Points – Guardians of the Galaxy #2 is where the characters stop being nice… and start being REAL. In Punisher #8, Michael Chiklis engineers a prison revolt

[1:45:30] Flashbacks – We cover #2-5 of Marvel Knights 20th Anniversary mini-series. It was a serviceable amnesia story with some questionable character moments.

[2:12:44] Discharge Papers– I think everyone should watch Doom Patrol and DBZ made Jake remember that he likes anime.

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Punisher: Body Count Episode 119

Gone too soon.

Credit to thank octo for the clipshow in the beginning of today’s show.

Introduction –  I live a life of ennui and Jake lives the Space Jam life with his mother-in-law.

[19:55] News – Here is that interview with the Punisher TV showrunner I mentioned. We then report on a Punisher wannabe that has a run-in with the police.

[38:00] Mail Call –  I fanboy out on an unlikely crossover idea, Jake and I delve into a cover mystery, and just goof off on your questions (sorry).

[1:02:40] Netflix and Kill – Billy Russo is that cousin you get stories about during Thanksgiving, and Jon Bernthal expresses himself with through 3-card monty and screaming.

[57:07] Bullet Points –  Guardians of the Galaxy #1 turns into your favorite Saturday morning cartoon, and we finally cover the first issue of Marvel Knights: 20th. In Punisher #7, Frank learns that being a non-stop killing machine may be actually kinda bad sometimes.

[1:33:45] Flashbacks – We follow Rosenberg’s reference by covering Punisher #37-40, written by Mike Baron and I can only assume some hallucinogens.

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Punisher: Body Count Episode 118

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Welcome to the new year! In this episode, Jake and I discuss some of the drama around Punisher season 2, ruin our relationship with our Australian listeners, and shill for boner pill company.

Introduction – Jake and I catch up on our holiday breaks. Speaking about breaks, that’s what different parts of Jake’s body is doing. I win the lottery and my sister decides to get revenge on me.

Here is my cousin’s podcast that I mentioned and here is my recent appearance on Signal of Doom! I got to discuss half of season 2 with David, as well as get into Ennis’s Slavers arc.

[14:52] News – We talk about the new Guardians of the Galaxy company and the early reviews for Punisher season 2.

Here is that article about Jigsaw that I was talking about.

[28:45] Mail Call –  We get some great questions on the Punisher TV show and getting Punisher tattoos.

[57:07] Bullet Points –  We catch up with Punisher #5-6. The story is a roller coaster, and so is the art!

[1:33:45] Flashbacks – We go down under (it’s an Australia reference, you see) with Mike Baron’s Punisher vol. 2 #19 and then book a flight to Vegas with Punisher #20.

[2:03:58] Discharge Papers – Jake bonds with his daughter over Dragon Ball and I apparently spoil Megalo Boxing for him.

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Punisher: Body Count Episode 117

Merry Christmas! We had to cut back some planned special content due to scheduling issues, but it’s still got plenty of Christmas cheer. An X-Mas miracle even occurs during the post-credits gifting segment, which may be my favorite 2018 moment.

Introduction – Jake talks about his snarky daughter and I discuss the trials and tribulations of being a t-shirt mogul.

[9:20 ] News – We give a eulogy for Stan Lee and the Marvel Netflix shows.

[24:25] Mail Call –  We get into a power-level fight on how to make Cosmic Ghost Rider stronger and then question what the cut-off age is for being murdered by Frank.

[36:18] Bullet Points –  We finish up discussing future Eisner award contender Cosmic Ghost Rider #5. We continue the good times with Punisher #4, with a Jigsaw appearance that we don’t hate.

[57:05] Flashbacks – We make good on last episode’s promise and get to the first arc of Matt Fraction’s Punisher: War Journal, including #1-3. This was a Civil War tie-in, and was a “re-introduction” of Frank back to the mainline Marvel comics.

[1:56:03] Discharge Papers – Jake and I can’t believe how good Creed 2 is, and then we get into some anime nostalgia. Here’s the Youtube channel I recommended: Overly Sarcastic Productions.

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Our gift to you.

Hey everyone, just wanted to say we are finally on Spotify.

Also here is that link I was talking about so happy holidays!

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Punisher: Body Count Episode 116

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Today is my birthday, and I’m celebrating it by finally getting this cursed episode out of my life.

Introduction – Jake and his office goes all out for Halloween, and I edge ever closer to hipsterdom with my new hobby. Halloween hijinks ensue with my family as well.

[21:30] News – Jake and I are now NPR thought leaders! We also clarify the Rosenberg signed comic contest winner, and then we talk about the Netflix Marvel cancellations. We also explain what’s coming up in the remainder of our year’s podcasting schedule.

[41:55] Mail Call – We get FrankenCastle questions and some fun crossover fight questions.

[1:03:17] Bullet Points – Cosmic Ghost Rider #4 continues to surprise us with its delightful tonal shifts. We then get caught up on Punisher #2-3, where Frank is just an asshole to everybody and Daredevil settles in to being a tired housewife. We also read What If Spider-Man Became the Punisher? and the answer is that his life turns out pretty great.

[1:35:15] Flashbacks – It finally happened. We covered the first six issues of FrankenCastle. The nightmare is finally over.

[2:00:11] Discharge Papers – We go full weeaboo in this segment. Jake recommends High Rise Invasion and I recommend Goblin Slayer. 

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Punisher Body Count: Episode 115

It’s the Ken Kristensen intervi222223752c45ec144dd07781ccf8dfcc_400x400ew we talked about a month ago! We had some technical difficulties with the Halloween episode, but it is coming out, rest assured. However, it wasn’t fair to delay the interview with Ken any longer, so Jake and I decided to release it on its own.

Ken has had a fascinating career in comics, TV, and film, and he turned out to have some fascinating stories for us. He is a staff writer on the Punisher TV series and personally wrote the “Virtue of the Vicious” episode, which was one of our favorites of season one.

He is also behind a wide variety of indy comics such as Todd: The Ugliest Kid on Earth and his most recent work, OBLIV18N. Please check out his work!

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