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Titan Up The Defense

In which our intrepid heroes (Hub and Cory) endeavor to read and discuss the entire New Teen Titans series AND the entire Defenders series. Using only their wits, Hub's comic book collection, and a not insignificant amount of alcohol, these brave men attempt the Sisyphean task of wringing coherence from the four color world of 70's/80's comics. Which is to say that my brother Cory and I get our swerve on and read some comics. Join us, won't you?

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Titan Up the Defense 110- Defenders #42

It's the debut of a new creative team on the Defenders this issue! It's...not...good. But our hosts expound on woodsheds and Doritos, and as promised, Hub share his thoughts on the film Uncle Drew! Enjoy! Enjoy!

1hr 14mins

13 Dec 2018

Rank #1

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Titan Up the Defense 56- New Teen Titans #26

We take a look at New Teen Titans #26, in which our heroes first encounter an earth bending teen named, Terra. Hub delivers a quick recap of the origin of Halloween, and Cory is a bit under the weather. Our hosts discuss: the difficulties inherent in dating a teen with an "R bird" for a name; Batman was a shitty dad; spaceship storage; underworld catering gigs; and Swordquest! All this, plus a surprising amount of discussion surrounding George Washington's genitals. Sorry. Enjoy! Enjoy!

1hr 9mins

1 Nov 2017

Rank #2

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Titan Up the Defense 151- New Teen Titans (Vol 2) #6

Titansmania is running wild! We join Mayor Ed Koch in celebrating the Teen Titans as we read New Teen Titans (Vol 2) #6. Topics include: Oregonian Ewoks, unlicensed wig vendors, the price of celebrity, and the disguise choices of mayoral assistants! Enjoy! Enjoy!If you enjoy the show please consider supporting us at patreon.com/ttwasteland

1hr 18mins

23 Oct 2019

Rank #3

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Titan Up the Defense 106- Defenders King-Size Annual #1

It's a special King-Size podcast! Cory and Hub read Defenders King-Size Annual #1, and boy was it ever a comic book! Topics include: inept secret agent Jack Norris; Nick Nolte vs Dennis Quaid; Le Chateau Bozeaux; and Cathy! All this plus Hostess Twinkie Theater Presents! Enjoy! Enjoy! Ack!

1hr 25mins

15 Nov 2018

Rank #4

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Tales from the Haunted Disco Barn- The Disco Call of Chthulu OR The Twerking Fear

Return with us for another tale of terror from the hottest supernatural discotheque 1970's rural Maine had to offer. Owner and proprietor of the Haunted Disco Barn, Ezekiel P. Shadowmaven, regales us with a story of lobsters, Lovecraftian horror, and friendship. Happy Halloween!If you like the show, please consider donating at patreon.com/ttwasteland.

1hr 5mins

30 Oct 2019

Rank #5

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Titan Up the Defense 65- Defenders #24

Our hosts take a look at the delicious nothing burger that is Defenders #25. Topics of discussion include: Jack Norris sucks; bears; the Legion of Substitute Defenders; bears; Hub's fun nickname for the Sons of Serpents; and Steve should really clear his mystical browser history. Enjoy! Enjoy!

1hr 9mins

11 Jan 2018

Rank #6

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Titan Up the Defense 63- Defenders #23

The hosts are a little loopy on boozy eggnog and holiday cheer as they tackle Defenders #23. Topics of discussion include: Holiday Pangea; Inspector Insector (aka Hank Pym) has a very unpleasant raygun; Hub's embarrassing Netflix history; Jack Norris is no Sandra Bullock; and a fun new nickname for the Sons of the Serpent. All this, plus Count Dante, and the return of Hostess Fruit Pie Theater! Enjoy! Enjoy!

1hr 8mins

28 Dec 2017

Rank #7

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Teen Titan Wasteland 40- Teen Titans #36

Lordy lordy, look who's up to episode 40! It's us. We are. In this episode, we take a look at Teen Titans #36. It's a big issue with four different stories, so buckle in! We learn that Shakespeare left a bunch of stuff out of 'Romeo and Juliet', how to throw the worst birthday party ever, and how easy it is to convince Superboy you come from the future. Then it gets a little blue at the end. Sorry.

1hr 3mins

27 Apr 2016

Rank #8

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Titan Up the Defense 141- New Teen Titans (Vol 2) #1

Our titular teens underwent a pajama inspired format change, so we read New Teen Titans (Vol 2) #1! We get a little goofy as we discuss: Perry Mason; dropkicking jackets; Cyborg's VERY specific taste in pornography; and that one time Cory beaned himself in the junk with a bag of cheese. Enjoy! Enjoy!If like what you hear, you can donate at patreon.com/ttwasteland

1hr 15mins

14 Aug 2019

Rank #9

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Titan Up the Defense 67- Defenders #25

The Sons of the Serpent saga slithers to its conclusion as our hosts examine Defenders #25! Topics of discussion include: casual racists versus overt racists; Brian Blessed talks big; the anatomy of horses (both demonic and otherwise), Post Impressionist fisticuffs, and the debut of Elf with a Gun! All this, plus another pulse pounding installment of Hostess Twinkie Theater! You'll get a big wet crunch with every punch!

1hr 15mins

25 Jan 2018

Rank #10

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Titan Up the Defense 73- Defenders #27

Cory is back in his home dimension, but still in Southeast Asia. He corresponds from Cambodia, and our hosts take a look at Defenders #27. Topics of discussion include: camouflage dick punch belts, drunken Ren-Fair biker hippies from space, Jack Norris is still the worst, and the musical stylings of the Golobulus Situation. Enjoy! Enjoy!

1hr 9mins

22 Mar 2018

Rank #11

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Titan Up the Defense 70- Tales of the New Teen Titans #2: Raven

Cory ate an enchanted hot wing and has been banished to the land of wind and ghosts, so Hub is joined by his wonderful and brilliant wife, Lisa. They take a look at Raven's secret origin from Tales of the New Teen Titans #2. Topics of discussion include: how many eyeballs cats have, reflective listening tips, bird taxonomy, Azarath smells like farts, and why can't Raven be more like Data? All this, plus a gratuitous Paul Lynde reference! Enjoy! Enjoy!

1hr 10mins

1 Mar 2018

Rank #12

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Titan Up The Defense 3- New Teen Titans #1

It's New Teen Titans #1! Hub and Cory disagree over which New Titan is the creepiest, but agree that this comic is super rad. Hub recommends the films Halloween III: Season of the Witch and Death Bed: The Bed That Eats People. Cory shows off his beautiful singing voice. Then they both talk a surprising amount of shit about the moon.

1hr

26 Oct 2016

Rank #13

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Titan Up the Defense 97- Defenders #37

Horticultural hijinks abound when Plant Man attacks! We take a look at Defenders #37. Topics include: the return of Luke Cage, Hulk breaks Namor's record, Plant Man hates getting punched in the dick, and Nebulon's clown cult has some pretty fun rides. All this plus an all new Hostess Snack Cake Theater! Enjoy! Enjoy!

1hr 20mins

6 Sep 2018

Rank #14

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Titan Up the Defense 57- Defenders #21

Our hosts take a look at Defenders #21. We meet Dr. Gorillabody, Jerry Meltyface, and Nighthawk's rad ex-girlfriend. Topics of discussion include: Kyle Richmond is a total piece of garbage, Steven Strange conquers the wily doorknob, being an insurance actuary in the Marvel Universe is a pretty exciting job, and the perils of homonyms for thin skinned yogis! All this, plus stay tuned after the closing music for outtakes about conversational song lyrics, Halloween flagging, and maps to the zoo. Enjoy! Enjoy!

1hr 9mins

9 Nov 2017

Rank #15

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Titan Up the Defense 66- New Teen Titans #31

So...there's some pretty jacked audio on this one. Did my best to mitigate it in editing, but, it's a thing. Sorry. Anyway, Our hosts take a look at New Teen Titans #31. Topics of discussion include: garbage disposal safety tips, Wally is seriously the worst, that "how many days are in each month" mnemonic device is a sham, and the discrete charm of a super-intelligent French ape. All this, plus our solemn vow to you...a big wet crunch with every punch!

1hr 10mins

18 Jan 2018

Rank #16

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Titan Up The Defense 31- New Teen Titans #15

The Brotherhood of Evil is back! And they brought their terrible accents with them! Topics of discussion include: terrarium chat, murder is probably mostly bad, Wonder Girl seems to have put her cat strangling ways behind her, criminal utopias, and whether or not cavemen eat robots! Sorry this one is a little late, technical difficulties abounded.

1hr 5mins

11 May 2017

Rank #17

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Titan Up the Defense 154- Defenders #62

It's a cavalcade of costumed crimefighters as we read Defenders #62, starting our coverage of the much anticipated Defender for a Day storyline! The Defenders ranks swells to 23 members and our podcast length swells accordingly as we conduct our first Defenders Fantasy Draft! Enjoy! Enjoy!If you enjoy the show, please consider donating to us at patreon.com/ttwasteland

1hr 35mins

20 Nov 2019

Rank #18

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Titan Up the Defense 158- Defenders #64

There goes everybody! It's the dramatic conclusion of the Defender for a Day storyline! Defenders #64 features no less than 38 costumed characters, but we get kinda derailed by heavy hitters like Joe the Gorilla and the Shocker. Other topics include truck nuts, stock trading tips, and unfortunate nicknames. Enjoy! Enjoy!If you like the show, please consider donating at patreon.com/ttwasteland

1hr 23mins

18 Dec 2019

Rank #19

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Tighten Up the Defense 55- Defenders #20

Our hosts take a look at the weird pile of inexplicable nonsense that is Defenders #20. Wow. Just, wow. Topics of discussion include: Amora the Enchantress hotboxing the state of Vermont; Val's family is the worst; Nighthawk and Dr. Strange are *that* couple; a small-town sheriff's secondary duties; and Destiny is stupid. All this, plus the surprisingly omnipresent Steve Allen! And stay tuned after the closing music for a special treat! Enjoy! Enjoy!

1hr 11mins

26 Oct 2017

Rank #20