Why Read The Comics?

Daniel Lee and Clay Parrish are people who do things occasionally. One read comics and one doesn't waste his time. Together they watch films based on these worthless picture books and talk about them. We also drink. They are correlated.
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Jul 2, 2017

On this podcast, we talk about flavored boozes, finding happiness in suburbia,  we also sell out to the Russians. I hope you saw that coming. On top of all of that, we also have thoughts about this movie. Surprise! Email us at For Daniel's sake.

Jun 1, 2017

Daniel hosts the show this month. I know, I'm scared too. We talk about the wonders of Japanese Wikipedia, Power Rangers, the magic of editing, Clay's magic ability to know how long an hour is. Also Clay drunkenly fiddles with a syrofoam cup for the last bit, he isn't sorry about the sound. We have a new E-mail. Hit us up at and tell us how bad the podcast is. I promise Daniel will read it.

May 1, 2017

Someone squeezed the life-milk from a Spencer's and used it to paint an overzealous team-up film with a very thin plot. We watch it and then rip that thin ass plot apart. 

Apr 1, 2017

You may actually learn something from this episode. Clay gets blindsided by a guest who actually knows what the fuck they are talking about for once. It's a new experience for him. Then two ruffians come and ruin the second half of the podcast. You'll love it. I'm sure of that.

Mar 1, 2017

The guys have a guest on. He's pretty okay, I guess. They talk about Dean Koontz's Godzilla novel, memes, and stunts. Clay also sinks into another deep depression about his youth. That's fun to listen to.

Feb 1, 2017

Daniel and Clay finally tell you who writes these descriptions, we know you've been dying to find out. We also watch the movie Super. Most importantly, we talk about Kevin Bacon, and a world where Zach Galifianakis is extremely buff. CHECK IT OUT!

Jan 1, 2017

Daniel and Clay watch Fantastic Four. Daniel asks a lot of questions about the show Forever. We also talk about Chiclets gum, Jessica Alba's powers over the sun, over use of puns, and Clay's favorite Marvel character. We promise the podcast is more FANTASTIC than the movie. We like to lower the bar.

Dec 1, 2016

Daniel and Clay watch a movie about some kids making a really fucked up home video. They talk about the films that influenced this movie, there are a lot. We also talk about Josh Trank and how he crippled himself through twitter, much like anyone who uses twitter cripples themselves emotionally.

Nov 1, 2016

With a name that long, you think they'd make a quality film. Daniel and Clay drink and talk about how assumptions shouldn't be made based on title length. They also talk about the general "Meh" that was one of the years biggest blockbusters. There is also conversation about Ben Affleck's chubby Bat-face.

Oct 1, 2016

Daniel and Clay talk about the good you can do if you are Superman. They also talk about what good you can't do if you are just some idiot with superpowers. Listen to them talk about a movie that loves telling you that Superman is basically Jesus.

Sep 1, 2016

Clay and Daniel watch one of the films that began this current generation of superhero films. It's kind of like meeting Einstein before he created the H-bomb. How do they feel about the one of the originators of their pain, and therefore this podcast? 

Aug 1, 2016

Daniel and Clay talk about one of the most expensive, most impressive superhero films of all time. Weird, right? We also have a nice chat about continuity and the people who make us angry. It's a rip-roaring time!

Jul 1, 2016

You thought Howard the Duck was bad? Think again, Turkey! This movie is in a league of its own. It's so bad that it may or may not have made one of the hosts sick! Please help, every day is torture.

Jun 1, 2016

Spider-Man was an absolutely amazing film that acted as a benchmark for the commercial success of superhero films for years following its release. We don't watch that one. Apparently some guys made a film in the seventies. Good special effects though.

May 1, 2016

Daniel and Clay talk about a movie that started off as two other movies, then became a comic, then became a movie. Look things aren't always simple. You just have to deal with it.

Apr 1, 2016

We got tired of awful films. Does this count as a comic book film? Probably not, but Clay give a very poor reason to watch a great film. I mean people fly in this movie, and there are superpowers, kind of. Just listen to us talk about a good movie.

Mar 1, 2016

We talk about a film that became the barometer for comic book film failure. It's still bad, just as bad as everyone remembers it. We also talk about Star Wars, really anything to numb the pain.

Feb 1, 2016

We watch a film that manages to ruin a premise that isn't horrible. Way to go. Also that Native American guy from Joe Dirt is in it. He doesn't make it good. We also talk about having reasonable expectations for films.

Jan 1, 2016

"You know what we need? An animated movie by Bruce Timm set in an Elseworld where everyone is kind of a bad guy, but not really." The two sentences that people have been saying for decades has finally been realized! You know, because why not?

Dec 6, 2015

Clay and Daniel watch one of those Pixar movies. You know, the massively popular ones? It was pretty good. Can't wait for them to drive this one into the ground with a few more sequels!

Nov 2, 2015

Daniel and Clay watch their first Bruce Timm-verse film. Only about a thousand more to go. Who knew women got their own superhero films? Also what is the deal with the invisible jet? Who comes up with this crap?

Oct 1, 2015

Daniel and Clay have a special guest on today's show. Don't get used to it. His name is Eric Montague. We discuss his name. We also discuss the pilot for the wildly popular Incredible Hulk television show of yore. There may have also been a little drinking. I can't remember. We watch these comic book films so you don't have to. You may want to watch this one though. I don't really care.

Aug 31, 2015

Daniel and Clay watch a film that has been through so many money making cycles that it's a miracle the film isn't just thirty minutes of Warner Brothers laughing at you and telling you that you are going to buy their stuff for your children. We also drink and talk about how pathetic Robin is. Hold on to your wallets kids.