Man, wasn’t episode 100 good? Consider this the hangover episode, where we try to get by, realizing we will never reach such heights until we get another big name on the show.
Introduction – Jake educates us on safe sex and I nearly die in a Chuck E. Cheese.
News – We predicted Marvel VR, discuss The Platoon, mention Mego figures, and of course dive into Netflix news.
Episode 100 Contest! – The episode 100 contest is still running, and we’ll announce a winner next episode. We want to make sure the show reaches as many people as possible, so each of these acts counts as an entry:
[37:22]Mail Call – We get voicemails from Big Rab and Blackstone, rant about the cycle of Punisher comics, and bring up possible short film ideas, and more.
[1:06:32]Bullet Points – We wrap up Deadpool Vs. Punisher #5, love the direction of Cloonan’s one shots in Punisher #13-14, and get through Defenders #3 and Secret Empire #7 (Defenders is fine, though).
[2:22:16] Flashbacks – Frank “fights” Doctor Doom in Punisher #28-29!
[2:41:46]Discharge Papers – I talk about Preacher, and Jake talks about Glow and Highlander: The American Dream comic series.
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.
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:
[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:
We can’t stop, we won’t stop. We might get delayed, but stopping? No. Out of the question.
Introduction – Jake and I give an update on the Indiegogo campaign and investigate his wife’s cyber-bullying.
[22:54] News – We learn about a new Punisher/Deadpool mini-series, some Punisher cast news, and a horrible mistake made by Kentucky police.
[39:30] Mail Call – We get some great “accidental revenge” movie recommendations from Arch, and some new questions from new fans!
[1:03:30] Bullet Points –We cover Magic Bullets #7-8 and finish off Punisher #9.
[1:43:10] Flashbacks –As per an Indiegogo request, we got Punisher: Year One on the docket! As a mini-series, it holds up very well, combining Frank’s story with the greater Marvel universe while keeping it on a very human level.
[2:17:58] Discharge Papers – Jake recommends Rurouni Kenshin and not getting a liberal arts degree. I recommend you give Legion three episodes before deciding if you hate it.
[29:55] Mail Call – We mull over some casting questions and talk about dealing with liking a character but hating the current direction the character is in.
[47:04] Bullet Points – We coverPunisher #7-8 and Magic Bullets #4-6.
[1:35:54] Interrogation Room – We are honored to have had John Barber, the writer behind Doctor Strange/Punisher: Magic Bullets! He has been an editor for IDW and Marvel, with plenty of great stories to boot! John was a top-notch guest, and we recommend you check out the other equally notch IDW comics he is writing right now:
[2:46:35] Discharge Papers – Jake’s finally seen Rogue One and Stranger Things. I talk about Ben Affleck’s The Accountant and I realize what is my favorite kind of niche genre. Seriously, if you have any recommendations for me in that genre, send us an email. I will watch it.
Introduction – Jake and I thank you for your amazing contributions to our Indiegogo campaign! We also share a moment of confusion and a moment of manliness. Special thanks to Sherry Konkus for the banner art!
News – A new cast photo for the Punisher show is out, and that’s about it!
Gift Exchange – Jake and I take part in our annual tradition of trading gifts on the air!
Bullet Points – We discuss Magic Bullets #3 and Gwenpool Holiday Special #1 in our search for the true meaning of the holidays.
Fan Fiction Fun Time – We read some of our favorite Punisher fan fictions. In order: