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Each week I try to get my 69-year-old Father, who thinks comics are for dolts to understand why I love them and teach him comics. He is tempted with a treat to read an issue or arc and we discuss the comic and I try to defend or explain comics culture

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Each week I try to get my 69-year-old Father, who thinks comics are for dolts to understand why I love them and teach him comics. He is tempted with a treat to read an issue or arc and we discuss the comic and I try to defend or explain comics culture

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Give your dad that extra hug

By burntredwaffle - May 30 2017
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Great podcast. Been binging since I discovered it a few weeks ago.

Funny and Sweet

By Adam Foxman - Aug 22 2016
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It's a really funny show and very easily relatable. You have to try at least one episode!

iTunes Ratings

41 Ratings
Average Ratings
39
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1
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0

Give your dad that extra hug

By burntredwaffle - May 30 2017
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Great podcast. Been binging since I discovered it a few weeks ago.

Funny and Sweet

By Adam Foxman - Aug 22 2016
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It's a really funny show and very easily relatable. You have to try at least one episode!

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Make Dad Read Comics

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Each week I try to get my 69-year-old Father, who thinks comics are for dolts to understand why I love them and teach him comics. He is tempted with a treat to read an issue or arc and we discuss the comic and I try to defend or explain comics culture

Rank #1: EP 35 Green Arrow Year One

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Dad is on fire and out of control, Patrick tries to hang on, Dad thinks Green Arrow has magic powers of Dogmen? calls his wife for help. Green Arrow history cracks Dad up, especially Speedy on smack Free Comic Day for D

Apr 20 2014

20hr

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Rank #2: EP 248: Infinity Gauntlet

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Best show we ever did, hands down, just listen.

Next Week: I Kill Giants

May 20 2018

1hr 15mins

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Rank #3: EP 243: Old Man Logan

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Patrick and Dad are back on the beat with a run of comics that Patrick has wanted Dad to read for around three years the 2008 run of Old Man Logan. Folks, Dad gets this one, he rolls with it, close the shop and end the show. The treat was Easter based apple pie coated in walnuts and raisins.
Next Week: Pride of Baghdad

Apr 15 2018

46mins

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Rank #4: EP 92: Avengers: Ultron Unlimited

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Patrick throws Dad headfirst into Avengers and Ultron history. Dad commits to going to Free Comic Book Day and seeing the Avengers film. Dad likes robots but not a big fan of the Wasp and Hank Pym. Next Week : FCBD an

Apr 26 2015

20hr

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Rank #5: EP 88: Bone Vol 2 The Great Cow Race

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Dad wants to know why the Bones are so cute? Patrick has some answers and discusses Jeff Smith using archetypes. Dad tells stories about Patrick’s Childhood. Next Week: Moon Knight Vol 5 #1-8

Apr 05 2015

7hr

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Rank #6: EP 93: Avengers Age of Ultron & FCBD

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Patrick and Dad hit the road for FCBD and Avengers Age of Ultron. Dad and Patrick chat about fandom, directions, mishaps recording, and compare Ultron from Comics to Film. Next Week : The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstei

May 03 2015

13hr

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Rank #7: EP 109 : Batman Year One

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Dad reads about his favorite superhero Jim Gordon. Patrick uses Frank Miller and David Mazzuchelli’s Batman origin story to explain the concept of the retcon. The duo discuss how much Batman History is mined from this story line.

Next Week: The Uwritten

Aug 09 2015

58mins

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Rank #8: EP 207: Batman Year 100

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Dad returns from a week long break to discuss dental procedures and Paul Pope’s Batman Year 100. Next Week: Fables Vol 1

Topics discussed:

  1. Teeth being pulled
  2. Batman Year 100
  3. Fables and comic art

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May 22 2017

44mins

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Rank #9: EP 106: Shazam! The Monster Society of Evil

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Patrick and Dad finally get around to greatly requested Jeff Smith Captain Marvel tale. Dad really enjoys the work but changes names of characters liberally and interestingly. Patrick has some nitpicks but enjoys the comic as well. Dad describes walnut apple pie in great detail to end the show. Next Week : Crecy and Ministry of Space

Jul 20 2015

1hr 1min

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Rank #10: EP 205: Gotham Academy

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This week, Patrick, and Dad cover Gotham Academy Vol 1..

Topics discussed:

  1. Selling Comic long boxes
  2. Gotham Academy
  3. Cake and K-Pop

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May 08 2017

35mins

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Rank #11: EP 105: Gotham Central #12-15

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Dad and Patrick discuss the work of Greg Rucka and Ed Brubaker's tale of cops in Gotham fighting the Joker The boys talk about Michael Lark’s art and storytelling in depth and Dad compares this to his time in law enforcement. Next Week: Jeff Smith’s Shazam! Monster Society of Evil

Jul 13 2015

51mins

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Rank #12: EP 247: Grandville

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Patrick invites Mom on the show once again to discuss a “Mom” comic book. We read and discuss Bryan Talbot’s Grandville the first in a series of Steampunk ANthromic alternate history. Treat is Nature Peanut Butter Bars.

Next Week: Infinity Gauntlet

May 13 2018

45mins

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Rank #13: EP 240: One Punch Man

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This week we return to manga with One Punch Man. Dad does not understand Dragon Ball Z, youth culture in general. He does understand what makes a day old donut great and birthday cakes. Next Week: The Flash the Human Race

Mar 04 2018

28mins

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Rank #14: EP 239 Black Panther A Nation Under Our Feet

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This week is a struggle session in which we have a massive battle to dissect and interpret Ta-Nehisi Coates and Brian Stelfreeze Black Panther relaunch. Patrick tells a Pulitzer winner how to write and Dad tells an artist how to draw, plus we eat bad apple pie. Next Week: One Punch Man

Feb 25 2018

35mins

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Rank #15: EP 238: DC The New Frontier Vol 2

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Less heavy lifting from Patrick as Dad understands more of Darwyn Cooke’s 2004 mini series retelling the Silver Age origins of DC comic book heroes. We both love the Flash in this comic though. We eat too many fritters and discuss proper Paczki with prunes and or cream filling.

Next Week: Black Panther A Nation Under Our Feet

Feb 18 2018

51mins

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Rank #16: EP 237: DC: The New Frontier Vol 1

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Lotta heavy lifting from Patrick as Dad had very little interest in Darwyn Cooke’s 2004 mini series retelling the Silver Age origins of DC comic book heroes. We both love Wonder Woman in this comic though.

Next Week: New Frontier Vol 2

Feb 11 2018

39mins

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Rank #17: EP 236: The Wicked + The Divine

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Buckle in folks Dad understands none of the comic and hates the treat this week. We read Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie’s The Wicked + The Divine. The treat is very old candy from Southern Mexico.

Next Week: DC: The Frontier Vol 1

Feb 04 2018

40mins

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Rank #18: EP 235: We Stand Guard

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This week we explore future water wars and American / Canadian relations with Brian K Vaughan and Steve Skroce created mini series We Stand On Guard.from Image Comics. Patrick is luke warm on the story and does not know what this is playing at in the end. Dad thinks is is all about a fight for resources. Both are bowled over by the cinematic artwork and clean storytelling. The treat this week is Smuckers crustless peanut butter sandwiches.

Jan 21 2018

32mins

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Rank #19: EP 234: JSA Liberty Files

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Dad and Patrick begin their quest of tearing through comics suggested by listeners in the year 2017. First up is JLA Liberty Files. Earth 40 of the DC multiverse in which the JSA superheros are top secret agents fighting against Axis forces.

Next Week: The Wicked + The Divine

Jan 14 2018

44mins

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Rank #20: EP 231: Punisher MAX X-Mas Special

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Dad and Patrick dive into Jason Aaron and Roland Boschi bring about a bloody take on the manger story with the Punisher "protecting" a mafia Don, his wife, and an unborn child from three vile Wise Men on a mission to wipe them out.

Dad and Patrick also discuss email and gifts from listeners and why mincemeat pie is one of the greatest foods on Earth.

Next Week: JLA New World Order

Dec 24 2017

24mins

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