Punisher Body Count: Episode 129a – Brandon Forgione Interview

Brandon Forgione is the creator of the 8-episode fan series Punisher: Uprising. Brandon stopped by to tell us what inspired him to create the show, the trials and tribulations of creating an indie fan series, and how they made a shoestring budget project into something a step above the typical passion project.

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Punisher: Body Count Episode 128

128 bannerRecord a show and have it out in 48 hours? Christmas miracles do happen.

Introduction – I talk about why hunters are the true heroes of America and Jake talks about how his daughter is an ascended child.

[21:00] News – We get an interesting rumor about the Moon Knight show and take stock on the show’s previous year. Don’t forget to call in at (347) 878-6474.

[35:10] Dane and Jake Get Christmasy – No spoilers here!

[55:45] Bullet Points – Jake and I cover Punisher: Soviet #2 and Revenge of the Cosmic Ghost Rider: Revengeance: Revelations #1. Both do their jobs well.

[ 1:38:45] Dane and Jake Go to the Movies – We finally get around to reviewing episodes 1-4 of the fan-made series, Punisher: Uprising. It’s made by Forgione Productions and can be watched for free on Youtube. They have a good mix of passion and technical talent so give their stuff a watch.

[2:01:08] Discharge Papers – Jake recommends you check out Jake Oliver, and I tell you about Klaus and 3 Kingdoms, but most badass “historical” drama ever.

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Punisher: Body Count Episode 127

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Ho ho ho it’s Punisher time.

Introduction – Jake is an award-winning Malifaux painter and I didn’t win much at all during my Las Vegas poker convention! I met a “neat” celebrity and had a minor breakdown afterwards, so that was cool.

[29:35] News – We discuss Punisher super-fan Ivo Santos’ appearance in the Punisher: Kill Krew series, rumors of a Punisher show continuation on Hulu, and a gun that’s never going to happen.

[46:25] Mail Call – 4chan scares the hell out of me and Jake and I what makes a Punisher comic “podcast gold.” Don’t forget to send us a voicemail at (347) 878-6474.

[1:02:40] Bullet Points – Good comics this time around:

  • Punisher Kill Krew #4-5: The Pantera concert that is this comes to a somber crescendo. Highly recommended, either in singles or for the trade.
  • Punisher 2099 #1, I really railed on this comic earlier, but Jake had a more even-handed take on it and makes some good points.
  • Savage Avengers #6, Frank and Conan go on a killer road trip.
  • Punisher: Soviet #1, Garth Ennis returns and it’s pretty good, if a bit “made-for-trades.”

[ 2:00:30] Flashbacks – We cover (muh real) Punisher 2099 #22-23, where Jake fights his son inside the internet, and we get introduced to a techno-goth villain that quotes Poe and is definitely not a virgin.

[2:20:30] Discharge Papers – Jake hurts himself with Dragonball GT and bashes one of the greatest animators of all time. I gush about the Mandolorian and recommend we return to the ancient ways of media viewing.

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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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