Awesomed By Comics Podcast
A weekly awards show/wrap-up of the week that was in the world of comics, hosted by a husband and wife team of journalist comic book fans in NYC. Weekly features include sound effects and swearing. Please also visit

This episode features a show within our usual show within a show, so you know it'll be special! Lots of winners from the last few weeks. And from this week too, because Aaron didn't know we could go back and use previous weeks. If he did, all of his winners would be from Maus.

The most important thing is that you go to and listen to The Ampersands' latest album, then purchase it if you enjoy it! That way we can make more albums, and also make more goofy theme songs and fake commercials for you guys.

Direct download: ABCP_Episode_169.mp3
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Direct download: ABCP168.mp3
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No mic problems, very few baby problems, a week in which we actually read comics, a new weird sponsor, a post-credits joke and some bitching about Secret Invasion make it feel like 2010 (or 2009 or whatever) all over again! Sure there's a couple of stray nose-blows that we might have edited out in the past, and sure there's some baby yips in there and sure there's no cat interuptions, but it's pretty close to good ol' old school ABCP.  "Ol' Old?" Is that okay to say? "Ol' old" What about if you have an oldsmobile from when they used to make those? An Old Olds. An Ol' Old Olds. Now that's a spicy biscuits!

Direct download: ABCP_Episode_167.mp3
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Man alive, this podcast has it going on! Let's checklist!

Listener contributions? CHECK!

Listener contributions that you can only kinda hear because Aaron's mic stopped working at the very beginning and nobody knew it? CHECK!

Baby interruptions? CHECK!

Cat interruptions? CHECK!

Batman talk? CHECK!

PLUS MANY MORE! (it's a turtle.)

Take the survey below, based on this week's books, and you could be on the next show we do! 


Direct download: ABCP_Episode_166.mp3
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i am barely hanging on to being awake long enough to fo thi..................................

Direct download: ABCP165.mp3
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SCHLEPISODE 164 is here! 

We abandon the usual categories and make up some new ones to bullshit about because frankly if we hadn't, we couldn't have done this show. We talk about all the crap that's been going on in our lives on top of having a 6-month-old baby, including an insane work and family-related travel schedule for Aaron, and a massively disappointing layoff for Evie. (and no, that doesn't give her more time to read comics, in fact she's actually busier than ever.)

We talk Monkeybrain launch, Marvel re-(IT'S NOT A RELAUNCH)-launch, Amazing Spider-Man, some Saga, some Spider-Men, and some Dave Clark Five.

In fact, fuck it. All the music is Dave Clark Five in this one.

Then we get real tired and start to trail off a bit and one of the cats causes problems and then the OH HEY LYNX:


Evie's Spider-Man Tangled Web

OK Cupid Enemies

Seriously look at that thing again, that is awesome.

Direct download: ABCP164.mp3
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We found time to record ... but editing time eluded us (me) until tonight. So this is based on last week's books, not the ones which came out on Wednesday which we haven't even gotten yet. 


Direct download: ABCP_Episode_163.mp3
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Direct download: ABCP_Episode_162.mp3
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new ahow! putting baby to sleep so can't write more right now! Maybe later! LISTEN TO IT!

Direct download: ABCP161.mp3
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This episode of the Asesomed By Comics Podcast is brought to you by the fact that there's an Awesomed By Comics Podcast! We talk Namors, Bendises, Runaways, LGBT Youths, Swamp Things, Rising Rachels, drymouth and lots more. And I think usually we put more here but the baby's getting restless and Evie's in the other room so just listen.

As always, leave your comments or picks on our blog and leave an iTunes review if you like the show.

Direct download: ABCP_Episode_160.mp3
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It seems like just last year we didn't put our year-end show up until several days after the year was over! And it was! And now it is again! And again it shall be next year! But from now on, we shall have an always-valid excuse for being late with anything and everything, which is our new baby! 

As always with these year-end shows, we've got a list of nominee-nominees ... that is to sa, things we thought were among the best the year had to offer and were deserving of mention.  Of these lists, we've narrowed down each category to five or so nominees, about which we talk at some length, and then from those nominees we pick winners. Some were tough to narrow down (we could have had 10 writer nominees easily) and some were tough to pick enough nominees from to fill out a segment (rough year for compelling villains overall) but here you go. 

As always, leave your comments or picks on our blog and leave an iTunes review if you like the show.

Direct download: ABCP_2011_Year-In-Review.mp3
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