Hosted by Kris Bather and Mladen Luketin from Western Australia, ES is a weekly podcast filled with news, reviews and pop culture shenanigans. Kris (loyal superhero fan) and Mladen (manga, anime and indie defender) chat about their varying, and occasional overlapping, interests in the wonderful world of sequential art.

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ExSeq Ep.90-Our Grand Finale!

57 mins. Yes, it’s the big finish, our fond farewell, our last hurrah. In our most rambling episode yet, we talk about a bunch of comics, Turok, the master of sit-com theme songs, an awkward Italian song contest, David Bowie’s wife, Michael Jackson as Spider-Man, alternate cinematic realities, and much more! Fare thee well and thanks so much for listening!

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ExSeq Ep.89-Fave Comic Book Films

70 mins. How many movies based on comic books have there been in the last few years? Heaps. How many of them have been awesome? Far less. We offer our ten fave films, and not many of our selections feature superheroes! Also, Katrina and the Waves, and a dancing Emperor Palpatine.

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ExSeq Ep.88-Are Superheroes Relevant?

58 mins. We examine the role superheroes play, what stories they can tell, and how far they’ve come since their roots from the pulp era. Also, multiple Boba Fetts, and Jean-Claude Van Damme vs a pinata.

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ExSeq Ep.87-Long Lost Characters

64 mins. We dedicate this show to supporting cast members who had their day in the sun, but haven’t been seen for some time.  It’s time for misty eyed fondness as we remember some of our favourite characters who never had their own series, but fulfilled a special role.  Also Dr Marvin Monroe as Batman, the importance of butlers, and crotch sniffing.

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ExSeq Ep.85-Race Relations

65 mins. We finally get to this topic! The history of minority characters within comics, superheroes who are replaced by minority characters, or changed when adapted to other media. We also throw a few gnarly questions at one another and lament the lack of catchphrases from today’s spandex brigade.

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ExSeq Ep.84-Strange Team-Ups

57 mins.  Strange x-overs you never knew existed! Unusual team-ups you tried to forget! Dodgy pronunciations of ‘moustache’ and ‘oeuvre.’ This one has it all, including a detour involving celebrity cameos and Jeff Goldblum movies.

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ExSeq Ep.81-Meta-Comics

56 mins. We go high-brow and examine meta-comics. In other words, stories in which the writers appear as themselves, characters know that they’re in a comic, and more rule breaking craziness. Also, the best pirate joke you’ll ever hear.

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ExSeq Ep.80-Multi-discipline Writers

46 mins. These days there are more people writing comics from other disciplines than ever before. We discuss the whos and the whys, including examples of playwrights, TV and film writers, as well as novelists who spend their time writing comics too. Also, Darth Maul and why he was never cloned, and when celebrities embarrass themselves by thinking they know how to write comics.

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ExSeq Ep.73-2011 Recap

59 mins. We chat about the comics events and trends that have shaped the last 12 months and grabbed the most headlines, including dead superheroes, digital shopping and more. Also, The Punisher as an angel. Ah, memories.

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ExSeq Ep.72-Best Comics of 2011

60 mins. What a crazy good year it’s been for comics. We talk about what has impressed us the most from breakout talent, to new series to movie adaptation. Also, Star Trek: TNG’s Riker, and which superhero series resembles Breaking Bad.

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ExSeq Ep.71-Christmas Gifts

59 mins. Christmas is just around the corner so we recommend a few comics to buy for those who may be new to this wonderful medium. We cover the gamut of styles and genres. There’s something for everybody! Also, putting a crooner in your stocking, and which Futurama characters we most closely resemble.

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ExSeq Ep.68-Endings

50 mins. The opposite of origin tales is this week’s focus as we examine various superhero future stories, both classic and new. What happens to our favourite characters decades into the future when they’re older, greyer and grumpier?  Also, Colin Firth in a fountain.

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ExSeq Ep.67-Damsels in Distress

53 mins. We analyse the purpose of the love-interest character, how they play off of the heroic lead, and what makes the archetypal Lois Lane memorable while others are forgotten. Also, Jean Claude van Damme. Just because.

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ExSeq Ep.65-Chuck Dixon

62 mins. Our creator profile on underrated and prolific superhero writer, Chuck Dixon. His talent, writing style, and influence on superhero comics in the late 90s is discussed, as well as the controversial issues and personal politics which led to his blacklisting at both Marvel & DC. Also, Whoopi Goldberg’s love life and Billy Connolly as Dr. Who.

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ExSeq Ep.64-Old DC Debuts

69 mins. We thought we’d turn back the clock to the some old debuts from DC Comics and compare them to the current blast of new series premieres, and discuss the trouble of new superhero concepts and the business of such. Also, Beauty and the Geek, Family Matters and Bruce Willis.

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ExSeq Ep.62-Arkham Asylum

72 mins. In honour of next week’s highly anticipated release of the Batman: Arkham City videogame, we discuss the best Arkham Asylum comics, the dark history of Gotham City and a few of its cruel and unusual inhabitants. Also, predictable superhero posing, Woody Allen as Batman and the ice-cold woman known as Frostbite McDonough.

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ExSeq Ep.61-’30s & ’40s Heroes

64 mins. We wind back the clock to those halcyon days of the 1930s and 40s when comic books and superheroes were brand new. And they were stranger and wilder than you could imagine. Also, Orson Welles. Drunk.

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ExSeq Ep.60-Sex Scenes

75 mins. Put on the jazz and light some candles. It’s time for a look at sex scenes in comics. It’s our raunchiest episode ever! Actually, it’s more funny than raunchy as we realise how disturbing, hilarious and just plain strange sequential art sex can get. Also duck rude bits, cooking chicken and Andrew Ridgley from WHAM!.

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ExSeq Ep.59-DuckTales

55 mins. Don’t cry fowl, but we discuss the whacky and funny Fantagraphics collection of Carl Barks’ much loved 1940s Donald Duck stories, and compare them to BOOM! Studios’ current DuckTales…tales. Also, Ninja Turtles, Mythbusters and capitalism.

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ExSeq Ep.57-Aquatic Characters

64 mins. Our maritime message is that you listen to this aquatic adventure for your audio canals, as a tidal wave of seafaring superheroes and stories washes over you. Also, six-packs, Eddie Murphy and arm wrestling and our attempt to mock Aquaman’s harpoon hand, and lustrous hair. He’s the King of the Seven Seas! He demands respect people!

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ExSeq Ep.56-Comics We Wanna See

77 mins. After a few brief news items we launch into comics we’d like to see some day. This involves dream projects, concept variations and fond memories of 80s cartoons and forgotten 90s TV shows. We also sing. A lot and mention Gerard Depardieu, She-Hulk and Mad Max.

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ExSeq Ep. 55-Read Comics in Public

53 mins. It’s International Read Comics in Public Day so we discuss the hows and whys of doing so. Also, the definition of geeks, Dan Brown, and cheering superheroes.

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ExSeq Ep. 54-Genre Mash Ups

61 mins. We focus on genre mash-ups in comics. The movie trailer marketing for the DC 52 Relaunch, writer Brian Wood leaving DC, the workings behind film-rights at Vertigo, the Death of Hellboy, and our quick thoughts on the new Conan the Barbarian & Iron Man: Extremis motion comic. Also floating moustaches, zombie cows and Herman’s Head.

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ExSeq Ep. 50

60 mins. Join us as we celebrate our first milestone episode and talk about heaps of Comic-Con news, and a few recent reviews. We also answer some fanmail and talk about bad Robin Williams’ films, MacGyver, Klingons, Jarvis Cocker, and invisible pants.

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