Episode CCVI…Bob Salley Talkin’ Star Wars

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Writer Bob Salley ( Salvagers ) sits in to talk some Star Wars, Rogue One, Rebels, comics, sci-fi and all the exciting surprises that came out of Star Wars Celebration Europe.

 

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Episode CCV…Kevin Boyd

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A conversation with the comics co-ordinator for FanExpo Canada and co-founder of The Shuster Awards, Kevin Boyd.

 

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Episode CCIV…Tom Kane and Matthew Wood

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This week we bring you the final installment of our Great Philadelphia Comic Con 2016 series featuring  a chat with the voice of Yoda, Tom Kane and Hollywood sound engineer and the voice of General Grievous Matthew Wood.

 

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Episode CCIII…Denise Crosby/Josh Dahl

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This week I chat with writer Josh Dahl about his innovative use of Kickstarter for Rapid City: Below Zero and bring you an amazing chat LIVE from Philly with Denise Crosby.

Click here to receive a free read of Rapid City : Below Zero #1 and Click here to visit the Kickstarter for Issue 5 page 6!

 

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Episode CCII…NFCC/Voltron In Review

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The Jedi Ras is joined by the host of The Ninja Starship, Jimmy McKnight to review their adventure at Niagara Falls Comic Con, featuring a chat from AA with GTA creator Keith Grachow. Also reviewed is the first episode of Voltron : Legendary Defender.

 

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Episode CCI…Julian Glover

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The Jedi Ras chats with actor Julian Glover of the Empire Strikes Back, Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade and Game Of Thrones, LIVE from The Great Philadelphia Con.

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Episode CC…The Chromium Cover

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We celebrate 200 episodes by crosspodding with The Ninja Starship LIVE from the Podcast Detroit booth at Motor City Comic Con featuring guests Tony and Derek of Drunk On Comics and Ming Chen and Michael Zapcic of the Mike and Ming Show. Good times were had by all.

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Episode CXCIX…Ray Park

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J.M.Clark sits down with Ray Park for a conversation from the couch at The Great Philadelphia Comic Con 2016. They chat Star Wars, X-Men, G.I.Joe, and more as well as partake in some audience Q and A.

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Episode CXCVIII…Dirk Manning

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To celebrate The Weapon’s upcoming guest appearance at this years Motor City Comic Con , The Jedi Ras chats with fellow MCCC guest, writer Dirk Manning. Check out Dirk’s juggernaut of a Kickstarter campaign for Tales of Mr. Rhee : “Those who fight monsters” and join the party!

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Episode CXCVI…Tim Rose

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A chat with the animatronic puppeteering pioneer behind such performances as Admiral Ackbar, Howard the Duck, The Dark Crystal, The Great Muppet Caper and many more, Tim Rose.

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Episode CXCV…Robin Lord Taylor & James Frain

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LIVE from The Great Philadelphia Comic Con 2016, The Jedi Ras chats with the stars of FOX’s GOTHAM, Robin Lord Taylor and James Frain.

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Episode CXCIV…Brian Lau

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Brian Lau, the driving creative force behind the beautiful Sci-fi book Staunch Ambition, sits in to chat about this exciting project.

Visit Kickstarter for a preview of Staunch Ambition and support today!

 

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Episode CXCIII…The ACTIONVERSE w/ Anthony Ruttgaizer

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Toronto comicbook writer and long time friend Anthony Ruttgaizer ( The F1rst Hero ) joins us to discuss a little Batman v Superman, Star Wars ; Rogue One, his upcoming projects and the new ACTIONVERSE crossover series from Action Lab Comics starting April 13th.

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Episode CXCII…C2E2 Part Two

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The Jedi Ras brings you conversations straight from the trenches of Artist’s Alley at C2E2 2016 with such amazing talents as Scott Hepburn (Star Wars, Drax) Jay Fosgitt (Rocket and Groot, Dead Duck and Zombie Chic) Bob Salley (The Salvagers) Josh Dahl (Rapid City: Below Zero) and Ryan lee (The Naturals, InHumans).

 

 

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Episode CXCI…C2E2 Part One

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The Jedi Ras gives his quick opinion of Batman V Superman before diving into his adventure at the Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo 2016. The party begins with a quadcast featuring the Weapon, Comic Pros and Cons and fellow P.O.I network members Drunk On Comics and The Ninja Starship followed by chats with the mighty and merciless Ming Chen, The Jedi Ras’ faithful Podawan Da Nerdette, fellow Ontarian writer/artist Jim Zub, Youtuber The Comicstorian and writer/artist and creative director for Action Lab Jamal Igle.

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Episode CXC…C2E2 Pre-show Party w/ Comic Pros and Cons!

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This episodes features the first hour of a two hour chat with Derek Becker, host of the Comic Pros and Cons podcast. We get all excitable discussing the who’s it’s we’ll be interviewing and the what’s it’s that will be happening this coming weekend when we’re covering press at the Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo 2016. Tune in this Wednesday to Comic Pros and Cons to hear hour two of our conversation all about the upcoming Motor City Comic Con ! Con season hath begun!!

 

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Episode CLXXXIX…The Toronto Comics Anthology

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This week I venture from the 905 to the 416 to sit down for a chat with a few of the editors of the Toronto Comics Anthology Vol.3, Andrew Stevenson, Allison O’Toole and Aaron Feldman. We talk about the origin of the project, the T.O. comic community, the people, artists and writers involved and what it takes to put together an endeavour such as this.

Support Toronto Indie Comics, visit the KICKSTARTER and pledge today!

 

 

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Episode CLXXXVIII…Dave Bishop

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The Jedi Ras is joined by long time friend of the show, Toronto comic creator Dave Bishop. We chat about the Toronto comic community, the upcoming issue of his amazing series Of Stone and his contribution to Vol. 3 of  The Toronto Comics Anthology.  You can also check out Dave’s other titles Squirrels and the zombie series Stranger.

 

 

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Episode CLXXXVII…What Happened, Guys?

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The Jedi Ras assembles a council of fellow Podfathers to discuss the shift in attitudes during comicbook culture’s growth throughout the decades, the DC and Marvel cinematic and television universes, Deadpool and it’s potential effects on comicbook movie making and DC : REBIRTH.

 

 

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Episode CLXXXVI…John Ostrander

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This week I had the extreme pleasure of talking with legendary writer John Ostrander. John has written for countless titles across DC, Marvel, Dark Horse and others including Batman, X-men, Martian Manhunter, The Punisher, Hawkworld and much much more. He was a major player in the Star Wars EU comics having written for Republic and Legacy as well as being the creator of the modern day version of The Suicide Squad, his own title Grimjack and the character of Oracle. We discuss his work and career in comics and have a good time geek out session over the upcoming Suicide Squad film, DC’s television universe and Doctor Who.

 

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Episode CLXXXV…Glen Pine

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I’m joined by the trombonist and co-lead vocalist for The Slackers, Glen Pine. We discuss the band’s 25th anniversary, tours, storied career adventures, ska and their new self titled album ( which is BLOODY amazing)  dropping on Feb 19th.

 

 

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Episode CLXXXIV…Kasey Pierce

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Author, friend and cool, cool, cat Kasey Pierce joins The Jedi Ras to chat about Norah, her new comic project from Source Point Press with artist Sean Seal.

Visit the KICKSTARTER FOR NORAH today, pledge and support!

 

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Episode CLXXXIII…Sean Seal

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After years of chasing the mystical and illusive creature know as the artist Sean Seal , The Weapon is very proud to finally welcome one of the most talented guests to ever grace this podcast. Sean is a fine artist from the Michigan area and as it turns out, is a really nice guy as well. We discuss his life, art, painting, little zen trees, The Rot and Norah, his upcoming masterpiece with writer Kasey Pierce from Source Point Press.

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Episode CLXXXI… Jay P. Fosgitt

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This week I’m joined by an incredible friend and an amazing talent, cartoonist/illustrator Jay P. Fosgitt. Jay is an artist for My Little Pony and his own personal creation Bodie Troll as well as producing the new Gwenpool variant cover for Marvel’s Avengers Standoff. Jay is one of my favourite individuals to ever have had the pleasure of talking to and has a heart the size of his insane imagination. Fun times, indeed.


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Episode CLXXX…Mike Speakman

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The Weapon returns with it’s first show of 2016! To start the new year off with a bang we chat all the way over to Australia for the first time and welcome creator Mike Speakman. We chat about his work, the Australian comic scene and more. Mike is behind the book Carmen from Source Point Press, now available on Comixology, check it out!


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Episode CLXXIX…The Force Awakens (SPOILERS)

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The Jedi Ras gives an instant reaction and review after seeing Star Wars : Episode VII, The Force Awakens.

WARNING : SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS!

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Episode CLXXVIII…Solo’s Hold

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To celebrate the release of Episode VII, The Force Awakens, I bring you a conversation with Tron a.k.a Juan Cholo, a.k.a Aaron of Solo’s Hold, a custom lightsaber and prop fabricator with some serious skills. We chat about his art and our thoughts on The Force Awakens.

May the Force be with you!


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Episode CLXXVII…Toronto Fan Days Holiday Show

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Recorded LIVE at Toronto Comic Con Fan Days Holiday Show and featuring conversations with local GTA indie creators Dave Bishop ( Stranger, Of Stone, Deep Sea ) , Alfonso Espinos ( Studicomix, Nightspike) , Ricky Lima ( Deep Sea, The Black Hole Hunter’s Club) , Shane Amato ( The Black Hole Hunter’s Club), Andy S ( AH Comics ) and a quick cameo by A. Shay Hahn ( The Homeless G-Men ) .


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Episode CLXXVI…Dave Hillyard

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It’s a dream come true for The Jedi Ras as he gets to chat with Dave Hillyard, founder and saxophonist for the legendary NYC Ska band, The Slackers. Dave is a very influential figure in the Ska/Reggae scene and an extremely talented musician. We talk about family, The Slackers relentless touring schedule, his hippy dippy beginnings and of course, Jamaican Rock ‘n Roll.


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Episode CLXXV…Dan Dougherty

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This week The Jedi Ras welcomes the talented and super cool Dan Dougherty. Dan is the writer and artist behind Beardo comics and also Touching Evil, a thrilling comic that is currently being collected into a 240 page hardcover graphic novel via Kickstarter. Please visit and lend some support to one the best comic books I’ve had the pleasure of reading this year, truly amazing stuff, kids.


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Episode CLXXIV…Pints and Pages Part Two

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Part two of the local Toronto Comic creator event, Pints and Pages LIVE from The Cameron House. This episode features a lengthy chat with Oakville artist Mike Rooth ( Red Sonja and Conan ) about his career and art and perpetual nice guy, T.O. native Shawn Daley ( TerraQuill ).


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Episode CLXXIII…Pints and Pages Part One

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This episode features some good time conversation from Pints and Pages,a recent event held at The Cameron House in Toronto. This event brought together some of the GTA’s finest up and coming local comic book creators to hang out, draw, have a few pints and share some laughs. Part one features artists T. Medeiros ( Tales of Lost) Joe Osei Bonsu ( Heroes of The World) and Aaron Ong ( MaddSketch )


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Episode CLXXII…A. Shay Hahn presents Pints and Pages

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I’m joined by local creator, writer and artist A. Shay Hahn to chat about his work and the Toronto independent comic community in preparation for his event, Pints and Pages at the Cameron House Nov 14/15, where many of the GTA’s coolest up and coming comic creators will be hanging out drawing, drinking and being merry! The Weapon will be there also so come on down from 3-7pm for some good good times!

Check out Shay’s work at The Mad Craft Shoppe.


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Episode CLXXI…Brian Lee Byrd

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This week in the L5J studios I chat with Brian Lee Byrd. Brian is an editor and content contributor at Master Plot Comics. He’s the writer of Bullets and Angels and the upcoming 100 tears based on the slasher film of the same name. We talk about the formation of Master Plot Comics, the development of 100 Tears, balancing family and a busy professional life and a whole slew of other fun stuff including, of course, Star Wars. Brian is a super fun and impressive fellow and I urge you to visit Master Plot Comics and check out and support the kickstarter for 100 Tears.

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Episode CLXX…Horror Flicks ‘n Fun

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The Jedi Ras and fellow P.O.I.’er Anthony Bachman hook up for a Halloween chat about their favourite horror flicks and T.V. specials. Have a safe and Happy Halloween!


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Episode CLXIX…Kasey Pierce

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I visited Grand Rapids Comic Con where I sat down for an in depth discussion with author Kasey Pierce, writer of Pieces of Madness and the upcoming Norah. Kasey is one of the coolest cats to ever grace this show.We kosmic kids enjoyed a pint together talking comics, writing, family, religion, childhood, the ’80’s and much much more. This episode also features a foreword about Ms. Pierce provided by her sensai himself, Dirk Manning. And, as if that wasn’t enough, as a prologue I got to spend two minutes with Anthony Carrigan ( Victor Zsasz ) of TV’s Gotham.


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Episode CLXVIII…Crosspod : AGP presents

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The Weapon joins forces with The AGP presents podcast for a classic crosspod chatting about comics, podcasting and much, much more. Featuring The Jedi Ras and AGP host Amanda Gilliam. Check out Amanda Gilliam Presents


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Episode CLXVII…Josh Dahl

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This week i’m joined by writer Josh Dahl for a fun discussion about his new kickstarter for Rapid City : Below Zero #4, as well as a plethora of other interesting thangs.

Check it… Rapid City : Below Zero #4 kickstarter, pledge and support!!


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Episode CLXVI…Those Shadow People

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Get your groove ready as I welcome writer/musician Phil Buck for a fantastic talk about his experimental project Those Shadow People, wherein his comic and band co-exist as a singularity birthed from the same well of inspiration. To experience this mad meta mixing of media goodness please visit … Those Shadow People

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Episode CLXV…Day of the Bat

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After a little post FanExpo break we return to celebrate Batman Day. The Jedi Ras , Stan Konopka and Jay Webb gather to babble all about the Bat and review Star Wars: Shattered Empire issue 1, Journey to the Force Awakens.


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Episode CLXIV…FanExpo Self Publishing/Marketing panel w/ Ted Woods, Jules Faulkner and Jay Fosgitt

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The Jedi Ras moderates his very first live FanExpo panel featuring Michigan comic creators Jay Fosgitt and Ted Woods as well as London, Ontario’s own Jules Faulkner. A great deal of fun was had and perhaps a few things learned as well as these three fine artists lay down their own personal paths to self publishing and marketing through a very lively discussion and at times, debate. They also take some smart questions from a very interested audience. Good times. #makecomics #makepod


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Episode CLXIII…FanExpo 2015 w/ Ty Templeton and Katie Cook

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Welcome to our 3rd annual FanExpo Extravaganza! It was the best year yet for this epic monster of a con as The Jedi Ras brings his guerilla pod stylies to the floor featuring a chat with Canadian comic book artist Ty Templeton about growing up in the L5J, being part of a legendary Toronto family, the origins of the creation of Superman and how he came to work on Batman ’66. Also featured is a chat with Michigan native and current killer artist for My Little Pony, Katie Cook !


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Episode CLXII…Mark McKenna

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The Jedi Ras sits down with friend of the show and 29 year veteran of the comic biz, DC/Marvel/Dark Horse artist and inker Mark McKenna. Mark tells some stories abouit breaking into the industry, his time on staff at DC and in the Marvel Bullpen, his first time working on Detective Comics and the new kickstarter for his book Combat Jacks #3.


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Episode CLXI…Shawn Langley

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Fun fellow and talented artist Shawn Langley joins The Jedi Ras to chat about his art, converse about comics, and discuss a little Doctor Who.

Check out Shawn’s incredible illustrations at The Artwork Of Shawn Langley


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Episode CLX…The Indie Huntress

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This week I had the extreme pleasure of getting to know indie comic journalist Crystal O’Rourke. Crystal, a.k.a The Indie Huntress, is a writer for TheOutHousers.com and a staunch supporter of the independent comic community. We chat about her foray into the comics world, the motivations behind her writing and the art of the interview. As well, there’s little bit of a history lesson on The Weapon it’s self as Crystal flips the script on me and I find myself responding to her own queries. We also discuss Michigan, gush about some of our favourite artists and dwell upon the man in black himself, the indelible Dirk Manning. Hope you enjoy this chat as much as I did.
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Episode CLIX…The Black Suit of Death

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This week The Jedi Ras welcomes the founder of Warrior Innkeeper Comics, Benjamin Kreger to talk about the kickstarter for his new book The Black Suit of Death and his career in comics.

Check out the kickstarter for this cool original take on the legacy and lore of The Grim Reaper!


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Episode CLVIII…The F1rst Hero Vol.2

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Long time friend and frequent guest Anthony Ruttgaizer a.k.a “Kingdom” James, comic writer and pro wrestler, returns to the Weapon to chat about his new Kickstarter for The F1rst Hero Vol.2 from Action Lab, his farewell tour on the wrestling circuit and memories of the late, great “Rowdy” Roddy Piper.

Check out everything Anthony is up to at Sixteen Hectares and a Moose


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Episode CLVII…Breaking Dirty

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What if Walter White was a hippy? Jay and Stan ponder this and chat about DC’s upcoming animated version of The Killing Joke, Batman V Superman, Smallville and what the hell IS Supernatural anyway? Also, Stan gives a review of his experience at the Garden State Comic Fest with Nemesis Studios. Up, Up and away!


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