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Want an in-depth analysis discussion of arcs, trades, and one offs? Enjoy finding out which beer best pairs with an evil villain? Are puns the greatest thing you've ever heard? Join Mike and Davis as they delight and destroy your favorite illustrated works!
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We’ve got a new episode for you (social distance respected, of course!) This month we continue Keiren Gillen’s groundbreaking series of gods and teenagers, The Wicked + The Divine. This is our first episode where we are all remote so this is a ground breaking episode for us as well. Join us this month for a divine episode of Jacks of Trades!As always you can find this episode on apple podcasts, spotify, stitcher, and more!Warning: We will be reviewing the book in excruciating detail. If you have not read it and want to, please read the book (and/or check out a previous episode) before listening to this episode. If you want to know what happens without reading it, then let it ride!Contact us!Our website (jacksoftradespodcast.com), and @JacksTradesPod on instagram, twitter, and facebook!Reviewers: Mike Durette, Davis Callais, Greg Tilton, Daniel DesimoneRecording: Greg TiltonEditing: Daniel DesimoneIntro Theme: Joshua Leblanc
With the Bloodshot movie just released (hooray dating episodes!) the team decided to review the official run that is meant to prep moviegoers for the Vin Diesel-led action fest. What the hell are nanites? Is Bloodshot being gaslit, or is he just crazy? What did the team think of this action-fueled shoot em up? Listen and find out on this week’s Jacks of Trades!As always you can find this episode on apple podcasts, spotify, stitcher, and more!Warning: We will be reviewing the book in excruciating detail. If you have not read it and want to, please read the book (and/or check out a previous episode) before listening to this episode. If you want to know what happens without reading it, then let it ride!Contact us!Our website (jacksoftradespodcast.com), and @JacksTradesPod on instagram, twitter, and facebook!Reviewers: Mike Durette, Davis Callais, Greg Tilton, Daniel DesimoneRecording: Greg TiltonEditing: Daniel DesimoneIntro Theme: Joshua Leblanc
Drinking Issues is back and we have more issues than ever. History repeats itself as we dive into another teen oriented comic illustrated by Humberto Ramos, Strange Academy. A bunch of teens are learning magic in New Orleans, what could go wrong? Find out this week on Jacks of Trades: Drinking Issues.Warning: We will be reviewing the book in excruciating detail. If you have not read it and want to, please read the book (and/or check out a previous episode) before listening to this episode. If you want to know what happens without reading it, then let it ride!Check out the show on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, and more!Contact us!Our website (jacksoftradespodcast.com), and @JacksTradesPod on instagram, twitter, and facebook!Reviewers: Mike Durette, Davis Callais, Greg Tilton, and Daniel DesimoneRecording: Greg Tilton + Daniel DesimoneEditing: Greg TiltonIntro Theme: Joshua Leblanc
It’s election year in the world of Spider Jerusalem, and it’s time for him to get out of the city. Before he can leave in peace he has to get one more novels worth of columns before we can return to the mountain. Join us this month as we review the third trade of the Transmetropolitan series. Will Mike hate it? Will Davis keep on using this as an excuse to say Hunter S. Thompson? Will Greg have anything important to say about the cyberpunk genre? Listen and find out on Jacks of Trades!As always you can find this episode on apple podcasts, spotify, stitcher, and more!MIKE IS BACK! WOOOO!Warning: We will be reviewing the book in excruciating detail. If you have not read it and want to, please read the book (and/or check out a previous episode) before listening to this episode. If you want to know what happens without reading it, then let it ride!Contact us!Our website (jacksoftradespodcast.com), and @JacksTradesPod on instagram, twitter, and facebook!Reviewers: Mike Durette, Davis CallaisRecording: Greg TiltonEditing: Greg TiltonIntro Theme: Joshua Leblanc
There’s a magic place where the river flows with whiskey, and bulldogs have rubber teeth, and a man can use a magic spear stolen from Hitler to find The Rock Candy Mountain. Join us this week as we explore 8 wonderful issues of hobo culture, a post WWII America, and what it means to trick the devil. Let’s go train hoppin’ on this week’s Jacks of Trades!As always you can find this episode on apple podcasts, spotify, stitcher, and more!MIKE IS BACK! WOOOO!As always you can find this episode on apple podcasts, spotify, stitcher, and more!Warning: We will be reviewing the book in excruciating detail. If you have not read it and want to, please read the book (and/or check out a previous episode) before listening to this episode. If you want to know what happens without reading it, then let it ride!Contact us!Our website (jacksoftradespodcast.com), and @JacksTradesPod on instagram, twitter, and facebook!Reviewers: Mike Durette, Daniel Desimone, Davis Callais, Greg TiltonRecording: Greg TiltonEditing: Greg TiltonIntro Theme: Joshua Leblanc
The 2019 Tradies

The 2019 Tradies

2020-01-0201:23:40

Last year we did our 2018 Tradies, so this year we decided to take it to the next level - A SEQUAL. Join us we wrap up another fantastic year of comics, graphic novels, and complimentary beverages, and settle on our top picks! Find out who will win best single issue, best ongoing series, best artist, and more, in our second annual “Tradies”! What are some of your top picks?Thank you all so much for another wonderful year. We’ve had tons of fun doing this and can’t wait to continue in 2020 and beyond.Contact us!Our website (jacksoftradespodcast.com), and @JacksTradesPod on instagram, twitter, and facebook!Reviewers: Mike Durette, Davis Callais. Greg Tilton, and Daniel DesimoneRecording: Daniel DesimoneEditing: Greg TiltonIntro Theme: Joshua Leblanc
As we wrap up 2019 and look back on all the heroes we’ve read and loved, we now reflect on: THE VILLAINS! That’s right folks, it’s time to celebrate our favorite dastardly foils. Join us as we review Mark Russell’s take on “Harley Quinn” with an issue celebrating (and revealing) DC fans’ favorite villains. But…what is this? Someone lurks in the shadows, furious over this self-congratulatory affair…Find out on more this episode of Jacks of Trades!As always you can find this episode on apple podcasts, spotify, stitcher, and more!This is the final episode without Mike! Huzzah!As always you can find this episode on apple podcasts, spotify, stitcher, and more!We have bid a limited-ado to our wonderful co-host, Mike. Luckily he is not truly gone: Mike will be contributing blogs and popping in for some episodes when available, but for the next few months Jacks of Trades will continue under a new format with Greg, Davis, and Dezi at the helm.As always you can find this episode on apple podcasts, spotify, stitcher, and more!We have bid a limited-ado to our wonderful co-host, Mike. Luckily he is not truly gone: Mike will be contributing blogs and popping in for some episodes when available, but for the next few months Jacks of Trades will continue under a new format with Greg, Davis, and Dezi at the helm.Warning: We will be reviewing the book in excruciating detail. If you have not read it and want to, please read the book (and/or check out a previous episode) before listening to this episode. If you want to know what happens without reading it, then let it ride!Contact us!Our website (jacksoftradespodcast.com), and @JacksTradesPod on instagram, twitter, and facebook!Reviewers: Davis Callais, Greg TiltonRecording: Greg TiltonEditing: Ryan CaligariIntro Theme: Joshua Leblanc
In Soviet Russia, you punish The Punisher. This month, Greg and Davis check out the first issue of Punisher Soviet. Garth Ennis is back behind the helm in his latest book with one of Marvel’s most iconic characters. Do Greg and Davis love it? Like it? Are they Russian out to get the second issue? Find out on this episode of Jacks of Trades.As always you can find this episode on apple podcasts, spotify, stitcher, and more!We have bid a limited-ado to our wonderful co-host, Mike. Luckily he is not truly gone: Mike will be contributing blogs and popping in for some episodes when available, but for the next few months Jacks of Trades will continue under a new format with Greg, Davis, and Dezi at the helm.As always you can find this episode on apple podcasts, spotify, stitcher, and more!We have bid a limited-ado to our wonderful co-host, Mike. Luckily he is not truly gone: Mike will be contributing blogs and popping in for some episodes when available, but for the next few months Jacks of Trades will continue under a new format with Greg, Davis, and Dezi at the helm.Warning: We will be reviewing the book in excruciating detail. If you have not read it and want to, please read the book (and/or check out a previous episode) before listening to this episode. If you want to know what happens without reading it, then let it ride!Contact us!Our website (jacksoftradespodcast.com), and @JacksTradesPod on instagram, twitter, and facebook!Reviewers: Davis Callais, Greg TiltonRecording: Greg Tilton Editing: Greg TiltonIntro Theme: Joshua Leblanc
No full episode this week as we are working on some new stuff/formats, but the show doesn’t stop!Louisiana’s own Rob Guillory (Chew and Farmhand) sat down with Davis for a quick interview at Big Easy Con this past weekend. If you listen carefully you can hear Davis trying to be a good interviewer while trying not to fan boy out too hard.As always you can find this episode on apple podcasts, spotify, stitcher, and more!We have bid a limited-ado to our wonderful co-host, Mike. Luckily he is not truly gone: Mike will be contributing blogs and popping in for some episodes when available, but for the next few months Jacks of Trades will continue under a new format with Greg, Davis, and Dezi at the helm.Contact us!Our website (jacksoftradespodcast.com), and @JacksTradesPod on instagram, twitter, and facebook!Reviewers: Davis Callais, Daniel DesimoneRecording: Greg Tilton + Daniel DesimoneEditing: Greg TiltonIntro Theme: Joshua Leblanc
Dun dun dun, dun DUN dun, dun DUN dun…. [Cue heavy breathing] This month the Jacks take on Darth Vader in Kieron Gillens Vader run. Tune in for opinions, riffs, and the chargrilled-status of the our favorite Sith lord!Start-8:44 - Intro + Trade/Author Background8:45-14:26 - Story Recap14:26-End - Trade DiscussionAs always you can find this episode on apple podcasts, spotify, stitcher, and more!We have bid a limited-ado to our wonderful co-host, Mike. Luckily he is not truly gone: Mike will be contributing blogs and popping in for some episodes when available, but for the next few months Jacks of Trades will continue under a new format with Greg, Davis, and Dezi at the helm.Warning: We will be reviewing the book in excruciating detail. If you have not read it and want to, please read the book (and/or check out a previous episode) before listening to this episode. If you want to know what happens without reading it, then let it ride!Contact us!Our website (jacksoftradespodcast.com), and @JacksTradesPod on instagram, twitter, and facebook!Reviewers: Davis Callais, Daniel DesimoneRecording: Greg Tilton + Daniel DesimoneEditing: Greg TiltonIntro Theme: Joshua Leblanc
With the release of Joker, we decided to share one of our earliest episodes with you all once more! Join us for the third-ever recording we did: The Killing Joke! An Eisner Award winning graphic novel by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland, this is one of the most famous and impacting Batman/Joker stories. The Killing Joke brings the Caped Crusader and the Clown Prince of Crime to new heights, lows, and changes the trajectory of one major character for years to come. Our guest and close friend, Matt Ikner, helps lend his perspective and humor to this episode's analysis.As always you can find this episode on apple podcasts, spotify, stitcher, and more!We have bid a limited-ado to our wonderful co-host, Mike. Luckily he is not truly gone: Mike will be contributing blogs and popping in for some episodes when available, but for the next few months Jacks of Trades will continue under a new format with Greg, Davis, and Dezi at the helm.Warning: We will be reviewing the book in excruciating detail. If you have not read it and want to, please read the book (and/or check out a previous episode) before listening to this episode. If you want to know what happens without reading it, then let it ride!Contact us!Our website (jacksoftradespodcast.com), and @JacksTradesPod on instagram, twitter, and facebook!Reviewers: Mike Durette, Davis Callais, Matt IknerRecording: Greg TiltonEditing: Daniel DesimoneIntro Theme: Joshua Leblanc
Ep. 36: "Daytripper"

Ep. 36: "Daytripper"

2019-09-1901:04:11

While Mike is away, JoT drops its hard façade and contemplates romance, family, friendship, life, and the repeated deaths of Brás de Oliva Domingos in Daytripper, Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá's magical realist exploration of what it means to be alive. We'll follow Brás as he struggles to escape his father's shadow, writing obituaries to pay the bills while dreaming of being a novelist. And dying brutally at the end of each issue. Davis and Desi sink there teeth into this thick steak of a trade that seeks to shed light on what it is to grow up and grow old.Start-6:34 - Intro + Trade/Author Background6:34-13:30 - Story Recap13:30 - End - Trade DiscussionAs always you can find this episode on apple podcasts, spotify, stitcher, and more!We have bid a limited-ado to our wonderful co-host, Mike. Luckily he is not truly gone: Mike will be contributing blogs and popping in for some episodes when available, but for the next few months Jacks of Trades will continue under a new format with Greg, Davis, and Dezi at the helm.Warning: We will be reviewing the book in excruciating detail. If you have not read it and want to, please read the book (and/or check out a previous episode) before listening to this episode. If you want to know what happens without reading it, then let it ride!Contact us!Our website (jacksoftradespodcast.com), and @JacksTradesPod on instagram, twitter, and facebook!Reviewers: Davis Callais, Daniel DesimoneRecording: Greg TiltonEditing: Greg TiltonIntro Theme: Joshua Leblanc
We drafted a fantasy football team consisting entirely of comic book characters! Come critique, judge, and maybe even support, our decisions. Who would YOU draft?Standard league rules, snake draft, no kicker, but must have a coach!1 C, 1 QB, 2 RB’s, 2 WR’s, 1 TE, 1 D/ST. Tell us your dream team!As always you can find this episode on apple podcasts, spotify, stitcher, and more!We have bid a limited-ado to our wonderful co-host, Mike. Luckily he is not truly gone: Mike will be contributing blogs and popping in for some episodes (like this one!) when available, but for the next few months Jacks of Trades will continue under a new format with Greg, Davis, and Dezi at the helm.Warning: We will be reviewing the book in excruciating detail. If you have not read it and want to, please read the book (and/or check out a previous episode) before listening to this episode. If you want to know what happens without reading it, then let it ride!Contact us!Our website (jacksoftradespodcast.com), and @JacksTradesPod on instagram, twitter, and facebook!Drafters: Greg Tilton, Davis Callais, Mike DuretteRecording and Editing: Greg TiltonIntro Theme: Joshua Leblanc
The whole world’s a stage and we are merely the players. This week the players, Greg and Davis, talk about Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles. Their current obsession, Mark Russell, turns one of Hannah Barbera’s most iconic characters into a Tennessee Williams’s analog set in 1950’s New York. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll get a history lesson about Cold War United States.Start-9:42 - Intro + Trade/Author Background17:00-23:17 - Story Recap23:17-End - Trade DiscussionAs always you can find this episode on apple podcasts, spotify, stitcher, and more!We have bid a limited-ado to our wonderful co-host, Mike. Luckily he is not truly gone: Mike will be contributing blogs and popping in for some episodes when available, but for the next few months Jacks of Trades will continue under a new format with Greg, Davis, and Dezi at the helm.Warning: We will be reviewing the book in excruciating detail. If you have not read it and want to, please read the book (and/or check out a previous episode) before listening to this episode. If you want to know what happens without reading it, then let it ride!Contact us!Our website (jacksoftradespodcast.com), and @JacksTradesPod on instagram, twitter, and facebook!Reviewers: Mike Durette, Davis CallaisRecording: Daniel DesimoneEditing: Daniel DesimoneIntro Theme: Joshua Leblanc
As the ashes of War of Realms and Mike’s (temporary!) departure settle, our humble podcast is joined by our new friends over at First Issue Club! We team up to discuss the inaugural issue of Jason Aaron’s Valkyrie. All weapons and opinions fly as we kick off this new adventure! At the end we also have a very special “guest” calling in…so make sure to stay for the post-credit scene!Warning: We will be reviewing the book in excruciating detail. If you have not read it and want to, please read the book (and/or check out a previous episode) before listening to this episode. If you want to know what happens without reading it, then let it ride!Check out the show on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, and more!Check out First Issue Club on social media!http://instagram.com/FirstIssueClubhttp://twitter.com/FirstIssueClubContact us!Our website (jacksoftradespodcast.com), and @JacksTradesPod on instagram, twitter, and facebook!Reviewers: Davis Callais, Greg Tilton, and First Issue Club!Recording: Daniel DesimoneEditing: Greg TiltonIntro Theme: Joshua Leblanc
What happens when you combine one of the literary forces of our generation with a comic artist for the ages? This months episode is about The Eternals. Jump on the hype train before Marvel announces the details on their long awaited film of the same name. We laugh, we cry, and we even discuss economics.Start-9:42 - Intro + Trade/Author Background9:42-15:08 - Story Recap15:09-End - Trade DiscussionAs always you can find this episode on apple podcasts, spotify, stitcher, and more!With this episode we bid a limited-ado to our wonderful co-host, Mike. Luckily he is not truly gone: Mike will be contributing blogs and popping in for some episodes when available, but for the next few months Jacks of Trades will continue under a new format. In the mean time we will be having guests join our other lovely half, Davis, so join us next episode for a fun (and temporary!) new format!Warning: We will be reviewing the book in excruciating detail. If you have not read it and want to, please read the book (and/or check out a previous episode) before listening to this episode. If you want to know what happens without reading it, then let it ride!Contact us!Our website (jacksoftradespodcast.com), and @JacksTradesPod on instagram, twitter, and facebook!Reviewers: Mike Durette, Davis CallaisRecording: Greg TiltonEditing: Daniel DesimoneIntro Theme: Joshua Leblanc
All things must come to an end, and our heroes in Gem World are no exception. Join us as we read the 6th and final issue of this Young Justice arc! We also bid adieu to Mike (more in the next episode on this!) as he rounds his final segment of Drinking Issues for the next ~6 months. But fear not! Mike will return, Davis/Greg/Dezi have plans for the future, and Jacks of Trades will continue undaunted! As Davis puts it: “Our drinking issues may be ending for now, but rest assured, they will be back.”Warning: We will be reviewing the book in excruciating detail. If you have not read it and want to, please read the book (and/or check out a previous episode) before listening to this episode. If you want to know what happens without reading it, then let it ride!Check out the show on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, and more!Contact us!Our website (jacksoftradespodcast.com), and @JacksTradesPod on instagram, twitter, and facebook!Reviewers: Mike Durette & Davis CallaisRecording: Daniel DesimoneEditing: Greg TiltonIntro Theme: Joshua Leblanc
We’re trying a new format (on the show and in the notes)! Please let us know your thoughts!Start-8:56 - Intro + Trade/Author Background8:57-18:00 - Story Recap18:01-End - Trade DiscussionAs always you can find this episode on apple podcasts, spotify, stitcher, and more!Warning: We will be reviewing the book in excruciating detail. If you have not read it and want to, please read the book (and/or check out a previous episode) before listening to this episode. If you want to know what happens without reading it, then let it ride!Contact us!Our website (jacksoftradespodcast.com), and @JacksTradesPod on instagram, twitter, and facebook!Reviewers: Mike Durette, Davis CallaisRecording: Greg TiltonEditing: Daniel DesimoneIntro Theme: Joshua Leblanc
The gang’s all here. Young Justice is together as a team once again, but Dark Lord Opal won’t make things easy for them. We get some back story for Tim Drake that ties into the larger DC Rebirth mystery, and gives us what are known in the scientific community as “warm-fuzzies”. This issue is paired with Chandeleur Island Brewing Company’s “Love Bug” and Synergy’s “Watermelon Wonder” (kombucha).Warning: We will be reviewing the book in excruciating detail. If you have not read it and want to, please read the book (and/or check out a previous episode) before listening to this episode. If you want to know what happens without reading it, then let it ride!Check out the show on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, and more!Contact us!Our website (jacksoftradespodcast.com), and @JacksTradesPod on instagram, twitter, and facebook!Reviewers: Mike Durette & Davis CallaisRecording: Greg TiltonEditing: Greg TiltonIntro Theme: Joshua Leblanc
We’re trying a new format (on the show and in the notes)! Please let us know your thoughts!We’re staying close to home with this episode, trekking into the bayous of Southeast Louisiana to spend some time with Swamp Thing. In a new format, we shorten our plot recap and spend more time diving into that murky water to breakdown the themes of one of mean green’s most iconic runs.Start-8:56 - Intro + Trade/Author Background8:57-18:00 - Story Recap18:01-End - Trade DiscussionAs always you can find this episode on apple podcasts, spotify, stitcher, and more!Warning: We will be reviewing the book in excruciating detail. If you have not read it and want to, please read the book (and/or check out a previous episode) before listening to this episode. If you want to know what happens without reading it, then let it ride!Contact us!Our website (jacksoftradespodcast.com), and @JacksTradesPod on instagram, twitter, and facebook!Reviewers: Mike Durette, Davis Callais\Recording: Greg TiltonEditing: Daniel DesimoneIntro Theme: Joshua Leblanc
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