Punisher: Body Count Episode 126

First off, I apologize for how late this was. The episode was recorded in late October, but I got hit with a lot of serious professional and personal problems that stalled me on getting this out. I’m grateful for our wonderful audience and my co-host Jake’s patience with me as I worked through those issues (I’m fine now, don’t worry). We still plan to release a November episode this month, so keep an eye out for that. 

Introduction – Jake talks about Florida Woman and being the lord of manga and I talk about how my degenerate gambling has finally paid off.

[28:30] News – Punisher superfan Ivo Santos is going to be in a comic, and a new Punisher fan film is out! We also get some cool side stories on an ultimate haggler and the Punisher gun funded by the military.

[58:45] Mail Call – Blackstone asks us about the podcast’s holiday plans.

[1:05:00] Bullet Points – Good comics this time around:

  • Punisher Kill Krew #1-3, Gather the war goats and put on some Skynyrd, because we’re killin’ giants.
  • Punisher #15, for better or worse, it’s over.
  • Savage Avengers #5, Jake and I try to understand the brain biology of a Cthulhu creature.

[ 2:12:55 Flashbacks – We wrap up Paul Scheer’s Cosmic Ghost Rider Destroys Marvel History #5-6 and then have a brief talk about Frank being an imaginary war veteran in History of the Marvel Universe #2.

[3:07:35] Discharge Papers – We finally settle the Joker bet and Jake talks about the genius of Panty and Stocking plus other good animes.

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Punisher: Body Count Episode 125

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Welcome to episode 125. A lot of blood, sweat, and re-takes were done to bring the semi-milestone to you. But it was all worth it, since this episode starred executive producer and longtime listener Arch Stanton, who brings his encyclopedic comic knowledge and much-needed normalcy to the table.

Introduction – Jake descends further into madness as he fights against his HOA constituents and tells America how to do sports. I learn my town has a meth problem and do my civic duty against my will.

[42:15] News – Garth Ennis gets back on the Punisher saddle, and at some point Arch tells us about this amazing toy.

Mail Call – Mercifully, there is none.

[1:02:00] Bullet Points – Here’s the comics we covered:

  • Punisher Annual #1, where Frank and Jameson go to space.
  • Punisher #12-14, where questions no one asked are answered, and fanservice ramps up to 11. Also, that Kingpin challenge is real.
  • Savage Avengers #3-4, WHERE IS MY FAMILY???

[ 2:43:30] Flashbacks – We continue with Paul Scheer’s Cosmic Ghost Rider Destroys Marvel History #3-4 and man these guys put in some work. We then do the jet ski meme comic Punisher: War Journal #19.

[3:45:55] Discharge Papers– First off, Arch’s audio cut out halfway through this segment, even though he was with us on Skype. I’ve shortened this segment down a bit due to that error. Anyway, Jake tell us why we need Samurai Cop in our lives and I explain why I want to be reincarnated into an anime girl who is a degenerate gambler.

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Punisher: Body Count Episode 124

The wait is over, comic and prose writer Chuck Dixon has stopped by the show for an amazing interview! For those that don’t know Dixon is a prolific comic writer who has made impressive contributions to comics such as the Batman franchise, Conan the Barbarian, and of course, the Punisher (and so much more).

Dixon talked to us about earnestness in writing, how to make sure a soldier is holding the right gun, why Sylvester Stallone is a cooler guy than you know, and why Frank doesn’t give a damn about dinosaurs. Our listeners contributed some great questions as well, and of course Jake and I talked to him about those GI Joe comics.

The love that Chuck Dixon has for the craft comes off crystal clear, and if you would like to check out his unpublished work and advice on writing comics and prose, you can check out his blog: http://www.chuckdixon.net/

And if any of our discussions of his work interested you, check out his Amazon page. I recommend the Levon Cade Complete Series.

The guy is a scholar, a fan, and just a chill person to talk to, and he’s welcome back on the show at any time.

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Punisher: Body Count Episode 123

In honor of Chuck Dixon coming on the show this week, we changed up the intro a little. If you want to ask Chuck Dixon a question, email us at punisherbodycount@gmail.com.

Introduction – Jake and I turn into your dad and explain why you should spend a little extra on big ticket items. Jake also turns this podcast into Craigslist and I bring up another Bill story.

[31:35] News – Bank robbers get inspired by the Punisher and I make you aware of some sweet merch.

[58:05] Mail Call – We answer what new media and games the Punisher should star in, catch up with a listener, and discuss what our fight walk-on music would be. We also talk about game show strategy.

[1:21:22] Bullet Points – Here’s the comics we covered:

  • Guardians of the Galaxy #6
  • War of the Realms: Punisher #2-3
  • Savage Avengers #1-2

It’s better than last time!

[ 2:06:35] Flashbacks – It’s a bit different this time! We review Paul Scheer’s Cosmic Ghost Rider Destroys Marvel History #1-2. It’s better than you think.

[2:25:15] Discharge Papers– Jake recommends the surprisingly deep Chinese cartoon movie Silent Voice. I talk about Letterkenny and some guys I met at a con.

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Punisher: Body Count Episode 122

In honor of Endgame, there will be no post-credit scenes this episode. You’re welcome.

Introduction – Jake weathers the storms with a new bed and I teach the world a valuable life lesson.

[25:50] News – We cover that dumb article and get caught up on Punisher comic news, as well as some Marvel writers that want to hear from you!

[55:20] Mail Call – We get asked about returning to old projects and creating new What If? worlds for the Punisher.

[1:18:22] Bullet Points – Here’s the comics we covered:

  • Guardians of the Galaxy #4-5
  • War of the Realms: Punisher #1
  • War of the Realms: Strike Force: The Dark Elf Realm: Revelations #1
  • Daredevil #4
  • Punisher #11

Can you guess which ones Jake hates? Spoiler: It’s all of them.

[2:28:28] Flashbacks – We get more of man’s best killing machine in Punisher: War Zone #37!

[2:39:30] Discharge Papers– Jake recommends the game Hate and I explain how we are all free. And Cobra Kai is still baller. Also, please check out Sam Brice’s podcast Marvel: Civil War. It’s very professionally made and I had a great time being a guest on the most recent episode.

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Punisher: Body Count Episode 121

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Caveman Ugg love tangents almost as much as he love destabilizing countries.

Introduction – Jake learns a bit about his genetic history and I talk about being a big star and running the table on my company’s weight loss challenge.

[37:00] News – We cover the new Punisher War of the Realms tie-ins and get mad at Bleeding Cool again.

[52:35] Mail Call – We get excited for a new summer event and get a cool update on one of our listeners!

[58:35] Bullet Points – We try to decode the backstories to more characters in Guardians of the Galaxy #3. We also cover Punisher #9-10, where Baron Zemo just can’t catch a break.

[1:37:55] Flashbacks – Jake Gallows gets some women problems in in Punisher 2099 #20-21! God I missed this series.

[2:14:12] Discharge Papers– Jake has gotten into Necromunda and has some baller figurines to show for it. I recommend Tokyo Dark and the movie Shazam.

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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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