Welcome friends to Back Issue Bloodbath, a comics-centric podcast presented by Geek Hard. Join hosts Andrew Young and Sammy Younan as they get down and dirty in the four-colour world of comic books, focusing on classic stories, new issues, comic creators and hot button topics.
You ever read a comic and immediately think, “What the hell were they thinking? Why didn’t an editor stop this from going through?” You ever go back to an older story and think that? Did it make you uneasy that this idea or story ever made it to print? This episode of Back Issue Bloodbath is for you! Join us as we relive some of the most cringe-worthy moments in comics. From the whole “Did Carol Danvers give birth to her own rapist?” fiasco of the early 80s to major missteps with Starfire during the New 52, there are plenty of moments that have made us cringe over the years. Some for obvious reasons. Others, you have to really think about it.
Take a listen as Andrew and Sammy each share 5 cringe-worthy comic stories or moments from the long and recent past. Think you can guess which moments made our list? You’ll find out soon enough. There’s even a mention of the almost forgotten Marvel Swimsuit Specials from the early nineties. Try not to cringe too much as you listen to this episode. We hope you don’t get as many flashbacks to bad stories and poor decisions as we did putting it together. (Sometimes, reading comics is hard.) Enjoy?
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