It’s finally here! Episode 100! And it’s over six hours long! We are unto gods of podcasting now. Lesser podcasters weep at our wise, niche branding, and women have stopped Jake and I on the street so much that we must employ guards to use Punisher 2099-style Adjustable Density Power Bats against them. Advertisers compete in gladiatorial matches for us to even mumble their products on our show.
We have a lot of content for this episode because wanted episode 100 to symbolize what this podcast is about. So we have prizes, we have an interview, we have stupid comedy bit, and more! Also, there was some drinking done, mostly for me, so I’m going to apologize in advance for that.
Introduction – We welcome long-time listener and Punisher fan Arch back to the show. Jake and Arch catch up on the South and sweet medieval tournaments. I give an update on my new Bog Saget-style life with my sister and her kids, and then I share some magical local folklore that Jake immediately ruins. Jake then talks about being a friend to the animals and Arch rounds off the segment with an actually nice story regarding Steven Dillon. Then there’s some back-patting, but you can skip that part.
[1:04:01] News – Jake gives us an Indiegogo update, and I tell you about the episode 100 prize! More info in the paragraph below this one. The rest of our segment is filled with Punisher in all walks of life: Comics, TV, Toys, and a fat asshole who tried to kill the Green Ranger.
Episode 100 Contest! – As mentioned in News, we have a new contest running, with a cool prize. We want to make sure the show reaches as many people as possible, so each of these acts counts as an entry:
- Review us on iTunes
- Review us on Google Play (coming soon!)
- Review us on Stitcher
- Share the episode 100 post on Facebook
- Re-Tweet episode 100 on Twitter
The prize is a color copy work-in-progress page from Batman/Punisher: Deadly Knights, the crossover comic done by Chuck Dixon and John Romita Jr.! This was a collaboration work-in-progress page between the colorist, editor, and other artists!
[2:03:48] Mail Call – We have a big mail call segment, with discussions on logos, ranking MAX stories, cool guns, an update on Cody’s marathon, and cool sci-fi gadgets.
[2:48:20] Interrogation Room – We interview Fred Van Lente, the writer behind the current Deadpool vs. The Punisher mini-series and so much more! Check out his new book, Ten Dead Comedians, wherever fine books are sold.
[3:56:20] Bullet Points – We cover the stabby conclusion to Punisher #12, and then wrap things up with a satisfying couple of comics called Deadpool Vs. Punisher #3-4 from Fred Van Lente. Also we covered the Secret Empire garbage at the beginning but who cares.
[5:02:50] Flashbacks – We go deep with the listener-requested mini-series Origin of Microchip #1-2!
[5:31:30] Discharge Papers – Jake has watched Riverdale and we briefly discuss Wonder Woman. Be sure to check out Arch’s site Frank’s Salad Days for high-quality research, reviews, and behind-the-scenes info on older Punisher comics. His new series focusing on Fury MAX: My War Gone By is awesome! I talk up my love of half-hour show binge-watching, and include Ash vs. Evil Dead in that list. Finally, I plug my own comedy album: The Paul Peron Tapes. The album is a collection of prank calls where I’m a redneck named Paul Peron and I screw with any scam caller that calls my home. I’m a huge fan of Jerky Boys and Richard and Sal, so this album was a joy to make. I couldn’t have made this without what I’ve learned from this podcast, so thank you all for encouraging us to continue. I’ll list some places to listen/buy it below:
And finally, if you’re a fan of Jesse’s Punisher fanfiction, give his collection a look.