Welcome back to episode 22, where we ease back into our standard programming. In today’s episode we explain a mix up with Tom Jane and make one too many masturbation jokes in the Flashbacks section.
Introduction – Jake talks about how he’s living the real life Office Space movie, and I reveal that my dad listened to a podcast episode. I also discuss a local carjacking and my time chatting with a guy dealing with multiple personality disorder.
Mail Call – We clear up the Tom Jane thing, and Blackstone asks us if a PG-13 Punisher movie is possible. Justin then asks us about the limits who Frank will kill, including under 18s. We also discuss what we all assume Frank does off-panel to make us okay with all of his killing.
Bullet Points – We help Marvel squeeze blood from a dead and buried stone by reluctantly discussing Untold Tales of the Punisher #1. The best thing we can say is that it’s a self-contained story. I then laud Greg Rucka’s Punisher #12 as a masterful thesis on how Frank can continue his warrior’s journey past the classic vigilante arc, and Jake thinks it’s okay.
Flashbacks – Did you know that in the 80s and 90s Marvel had a war series called The ‘Nam? Guess who was a guest star in said series? Punisher Invades The ‘Nam includes issues #52 and #53 of the series, and includes one of Frank’s earliest behind-the-lines sniping mission. It’s awesome.
Discharge Papers – We talk about a shitty Wall Street Journal article, and I get really depressed about Before Watchmen’s Minutemen and Silk Spectre. Jake also talks up Blacksad, which I’m all on board with. I then start running out of gas and try to explain why God Bless America is both a cartoonish, yet socially important movie.
Stay tuned, people. We’ve got some cool stuff planned for the summer!