The Under Guides Graphic Novel Podcast

The Under Guides Graphic Novel Podcast Vol VI

Scalped by the Undying Swords of Cerebus

As we pass through our fifth year of podcasting, we present our sixth functionally annual episode of The Under Guides is the form of a reflective Judas. The Irredeemable Shag of The Fire & Water Podcasting discusses his frustration with DC & Marvel Comics, prompting Frank to offer some independent publishing alternatives (plus unavoidable Firestorm talk.) Then Joe Fixit reviews the DC/Vertigo series Scalped, Frank brings up a slew of zombie titles, and Mac pleads with us not to spoil Walking Dead seasons long passed. On the back end is coverage of the final stories presented in Dave Sims’ first “telephone book” 25-issue collection of the groundbreaking Cerebus.

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One Song Each

One Song Each (Side A, Track 11)


On our music & memories show, co-hosts Diabolu Frank, Ill Mac, & Joe Fixit each select a song to discuss, relating facts about its release, its meaning, and how it relates to them anecdotally.


  1. “Bette Davis Eyes” from the 1981 album Mistaken Identity by Kim Carnes
  2. “Lost in the Supermarket” from the 1979 album London Calling by The Clash
  3. “Jocko Homo” from the 1977 dual single Mongoloid / Jocko Homo by Devo

Artists: Diabolu Frank, Illegal Machine, Mister Fixit
Label: Rolled Spine Podcasts
Format: MP3 Digital Download/Streaming
Country: USA
Released: 11 September 2019
Genre: Synth-pop, Post-punk, Art Rock

The Marvel Super Heroes Podcast

The Marvel Super Heroes Podcast Episode 098

Wild Agents of Marvel:
The Irredeemable Shag

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Note: We like our language NSFW salty, and there be spoilers here…

Face Front, True Believers! We’re back! Waaay back! Presented this episode is a colossal collection of clips dating back years to the earliest days of the show! And by “we’re back” we mean Frank and one of the granddaddies of our podcasting circles, Shagggg of The Fire and Water Podcast Network! The show is culled from numerous recording sessions spanning many hours, and you’ll be amazed at all the hubris and left turns and forgotten ventures discussed! Excelsior!

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Spawnometer 0:0:2:0: Batman & Houdini

Spawn #20 &
Daring Escapes &
Spawn/Batman [“Red Scare”] &
Batman/Spawn: War Devil

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Spawn #20

by Tom Orzechowski & Andrew Grossberg and Greg Capullo & Mark Pennington & Todd McFarlane

“Showtime” Part 2
Dedicated To: Roy Thomas

…Yousef Volokhov, a visiting scientist from the East-West Atomic Warfare, Science and Applications Conference, is still unaccounted for…

Percival Issacsen-Smythe, please… Fitzgerald, Terence D., A5A-923777… Yo Percy. I just got the bejeesus kicked out of me. Nah, some match-crisp dude helped me out.

I had so much to learn from you, Houdini– if you really were Houdini.

Daring Escapes #1-4 (1998)

by Tom Orzechowski & Andy Grossberg and Alan Weiss & Jim Fern & Art Nichols

Spawn-Batman (1994)

by Frank Miller & Todd McFarlane

Among the dregs of humanity, Batman listens– for any scant clue… now and then he hears legends of one of their own named “Al”– a bum possessed with magical powers. Nonsense, he thinks.

It’s not just a story. It was Batman. And if he’s working for Nadia Vladova– or Margaret Love, as she’s calling herself– then he’s not the hero everybody says he is…

Batman-Spawn: War Devil (1994)

by Doug Moench & Chuck Dixon & Alan Grant and Klaus Janson

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  • The Magic Detective Podcast: Dean Carnegie covers all magic history, especially stories about Houdini, and many lesser known magicians.
  • The Overlooked Dark Knight: Hosted by Andrew Leyland and Michael Bailey, their mandate is to shine a light on Batman stories that hardly anyone talks about and stick mainly with the Bronze Age of the Caped Crusader.
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Spawning Ground

Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.

The Coming Thing: An Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. Podcast Chapter THREE

Chapter THREE:
“No Man’s Land”


Cribbed from various internet sources:

While pursuing the Swill brothers, Brisco is injured. Found by Professor Wickwire as he toured the country with his rocket, the pair end up in a supposed “ghost town” now inhabited solely by women. Meanwhile, Lord Bowler has been hired by Socrates Poole for the Westerfield Club to track down and recover a “mobile battle wagon,” stolen from the government by the Swill’s Cousin Ed. Also this episode: Bob the Goon, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Key West, and Stranger Things 3!

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Spawnometer 0:0:1:9: WildC.A.T.s Compendium (1993)

Spawn #19 &
WildC.A.T.s Trilogy &
WildC.A.T.s Special

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Spawn #19

by Greg Capullo & Mark Pennington and Tom Orzechowski & Andrew Grossberg

“Showtime” Part 1
Dedicated To: Chris Claremont

This atomic event may tell us something about the effects of mundane high-energy particle bombardment on infernal matter.

Elsewhen/where: The place is known as The Overlap. It is a reality that intersects all planes of existence. It is the birthplace of what’s called magic.

There’s no way I’m going to believe you’re Harry Houdini… Aren’t you dead or something?

WildC.A.T.s Trilogy #1-3 (1993)

by Jae Lee and Brandon Choi & Dafydd Wyn

WildC.A.T.S Special #1 (1993)

by Travis Charest and Steve Gerber with various

…I suppose Hightower’s entitled to some braggin’ rights this time. He and that Coda, Sister Artemis, got the drop on us but good. I guess that’s the worst part for me, The Grifter, bein’ suckered by my old friend, Lonely, into a trap, only to be used as bait to lure the other WildC.A.T.s.

Bring you back to Themiscrya and lead a revolt against me, Andromache, the ruling Majestrix of The Coda!

The most brutal war on the planet– at the moment– is the one between Yurgovia and Kasmia in Eastern Europe. The Kasmians are poorly organized, poorly armed– all but defenseless against the armies of the Yurgovian Baroness Destine.

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Spawning Ground

ZombiCast: Duration of Dawn of the Dead

ZombiCast [00:02:00] Duration of Dawn of the Dead

Album art by Richard Van Ingram
Zombicast 00-02-00 tag

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Movies by Minutes-style coverage of George A. Romero’s horror masterpiece, researched by Diabolu Frank with archival footage throughout. This episode offers a George Romero “autobiography,” a Christine Forrest Romero spotlight, and a look at the music of the film with emphasis on Goblin’s “L’alba Dei Morti Viventi”.
Bonus movie review: Lucio Fulci’s Zombi 2.

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  • Screenplay courtesy of HorrorLair
  • Dawn of the Dead (Ultimate Edition) commentary excerpt courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment
  • Dawn of the Dead novelization by George A. Romero and Susanna Sparrow published by Gallery Books
  • Dawn of the Dead Audiobook as read by Jonathan Davis for Audible Studios
  • “Cosmogony Part 1” by Paul Lemel
  • “L’alba Dei Morti Viventi” by Goblin
  • “L’alba Dei Morti Viventi (Alternate Take)” by Goblin
  • “Zombi (The Living Dead Voices)” by Goblin
  • “L’alba Dei Morti Viventi” by Roger Rotor
  • “L’alba Dei Morti Viventi” by Bloodstar
  • “L’alba Dei Morti Viventi” by Nemesi
  • News footage courtesy of CBS Pittsburgh
  • Lyceum clip courtesy of Pittsburgh PBS
  • Masters of Horror clip courtesy of Showtime Networks Inc./CBS Corporation
  • The Dick Cavett Show clips courtesy of Daphne Productions, Inc.
  • Time Magazine clip courtesy of TIME USA, LLC.
  • TIFF clip courtesy of Toronto International Film Festival Inc.
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