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Ambush Bug here. The below hour-plus long conversation took place between myself and my fellow @$$holes Matt Adler, Optimous Douche, and our host Johnny Destructo of as we talked about BATMAN #12, GODZILLA: THE HALF CENTURY WAR #1, ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1, IDOLIZED #1, X-FACTOR #241, BEFORE WATCHMEN: OZYMANDIAS #2, GAMBIT #1, THE CREEP #0, THUN’DA #1, another rousing edition of @$$terpiece Theatre, and of course, more general jack@$$$ery!

Looks for more of the Holes rambling about comics on Poptards, follow us on Facebook here, and in future AICN COMICS columns!

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  • Aug. 14, 2012, 9:39 p.m. CST


    by menacingphantom

  • Aug. 14, 2012, 10:09 p.m. CST

    New Godzilla comic kicks ASS!

    by dead youngling

  • Aug. 14, 2012, 10:09 p.m. CST

    New Godzilla comic kicks ASS!

    by dead youngling

  • Aug. 14, 2012, 10:25 p.m. CST

    So, uh.....Bug....

    by 3774

    ....have you been getting paid? It's none of my business of course, but I'm really curious if a few pennies from that latest copy of the Jungle Book I bought actually made their way to you...

  • Aug. 14, 2012, 10:52 p.m. CST

    Never had a problem with Zenescope.

    by Ambush Bug

    Can't speak for anyone else, but it's never been an issue with me.

  • Aug. 14, 2012, 11:03 p.m. CST


    by Balkin Flabgurter

    looks mighty fine.......that'll do pig.

  • I'm totally on board with the new Valiant stuff. I had pretty much all the books. Though I never got to collect all the Magnus Robot Fighter & Dr.Mirage issues.

  • Aug. 15, 2012, 4:55 a.m. CST

    Loved Valiant

    by aceldama

    Anytime anyone wants to talk about Valiant comics is OK with me. I sometimes think I am the only one who really loved the Unity storyline and the whole Valiant universe.

  • Aug. 15, 2012, 8:20 a.m. CST

    Not Alone on Valiant Folks - I Had Em All - And Getting Them All Again

    by optimous_douche

  • Nor did I know there was such love for it out there! But like the Sandman books, that everyone loves but I can't stomach the art enuff to actuall read all the way through, I'm worried about going back and reading the originals.. How is the art on the older Valiant books?

  • Aug. 15, 2012, 11:32 a.m. CST

    Old Valiant Art

    by optimous_douche

    Depends on your sensibilities. The stuff from Barry Windsor Smith is gorgeous in my opinion, but some will call it ugly. As for the rest, I loved it, but I have heard some of the whipper snappers out there call it 70s van art. If you can get to a comic shop I would highly recommend checking out some of the old trades ;-p

  • Aug. 15, 2012, 2:46 p.m. CST

    hey douche-bags pop tarting assholes

    by BikerZero

    thumbs up on the show, it's good mutherfuckers

  • Aug. 15, 2012, 6:39 p.m. CST

    Bikerz Will be OUR Pull Quote

    by optimous_douche

    Stellar fucking endorsement... Bikerz completes my Wednesday

  • Aug. 16, 2012, 8:47 a.m. CST it! thanks Bikerzero ;)

    by Poptard_JD

  • Aug. 16, 2012, 9:35 a.m. CST

    Mutant X

    by Jason White

    I am so glad to hear you guys liked Mutant X. I was the Assistant editor on that book back in the day. Tom drew me and my boss Frank into the 2nd issue on the 1st double page spread. I'm the guy with goatee and brown hair. It was a great book to work on we really had a lot of freedom to mess with stuff.

  • Aug. 16, 2012, 11:01 a.m. CST

    Mutant X

    by MattAdler

    Hey Jason, thanks for weighing in. I was the lone dissenter on Mutant X; as I recall, the later issues were pretty dire. But that's no bearing on you, since IIRC you were caught up in one of the waves of Marvelcution shortly after the series launched. Must have been a difficult time to work at Marvel.

  • Aug. 16, 2012, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Zuriel: Mutant X

    by Poptard_JD

    Yeah, I'm not usually one for alternate timelines for the X-characters, but something about Mutant X really grabbed me and I remember always really looking forward to reading it as it came out. I'll have to see if I can track down some trades so I can re-read them

  • Aug. 16, 2012, 11:14 a.m. CST


    by MattAdler

    I don't think Mutant X was ever collected. Generally they only seem to do collections of '90s comics when there's a huge demand or some sort of movie tie-in.

  • Aug. 16, 2012, 2:25 p.m. CST

    @Mutant X by mattadler

    by Jason White

    Yeah I got downsized around issue 6 in one of the last rounds of layoffs going on then. It was a wild ride!

  • Aug. 17, 2012, 7:23 p.m. CST

    Batman Returns Comic

    by Annahonsa

    After going to see The Dark Night Rises you should check out the Frank Miller comic of him coming out of retirement, it goes together very nicely.