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Getting Caught Up is a biweekly podcast with Jeff Perry and Mike Rapin: two friends who have strong passions for tech, getting stuff done, podcasting, comic books, and more. Join them every other week as they catch up with each other, chat about life, and discuss a specific topic in their purview.
 
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Mike and Nick continue their Ice Cream Man saga with volume 7 of the series: Certain Descents. Ice Cream Man by W. Maxwell Prince, Martin Morazzo, Chris O'Hallaran, and Good Ol' Neon. Music provided by Infinity Shred. Find them on Bandcamp. IRCB Avatars by @ICELEVEL Producer: Mike Rapin Editor: Zander Riggs Support us on Patreon to get access to ou…
 
Mike, Brian, and Nick discuss their picks for the 2022 IRCB Goodreads Challenge: Spider-Man: Spider's Shadow, The Way of the Househusband Vol. 1, and Aster of Pan. Check out the 2022 IRCB Goodreads Reading Challenge. Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Start/Last Week in Comics 00:01:23 - West Michigan Weather Watch 00:02:09 - Star Wars: Hidden Empire #1 00:06:…
 
Mike, Kara, and Paul come together to discuss big, bombastic, stupid comics that are dumb and fun. Also: Mike goes on a(nother) Hellraiser rant, Paul discussed bad(?) Batman comics, and Kara goes deep into skin care courtesy of a how-to manga. Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Start/Last Week in Comics 00:03:17 - Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands 00:07:17 - M…
 
Mike, Paloma, and Nick talk about the life of a Wednesday Warrior and the vibes of working at a comic shop (from Paloma's perspective) on the ever-wonderful New Comic Book Day. Check out Saga of Saga: Volume 10, the latest episode of our in depth Saga-discussion series, only on Patreon! Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Start/Last Week in Comics 00:00:46 - He…
 
Mike, Danny, and Kait chat about Cryptid Club by Sarah Andersen as part of October's Goodreads Book of the Month theme: Spooky Not Scary Comics! Check out the Goodreads Book of the Month thread! Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Start/Last Week in Comics 00:02:28 - The Riddler: Year One 00:06:17 - Seen - True Stories of Marginalized Trailblazers: Edmonia Lewi…
 
Mike, Brian, and René are joined by special guest, Brandon Ingram of Dismay Comics! His Kickstarter for Dismay Avenue #1-2 is live now! Support Dismay Avenue #1-2 on Kickstarter Follow Dismay Comics: tiktok.com/@dismaycomics instagram.com/dismaycomics facebook.com/dismaycomics Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Start/Last Week in Comics 00:02:52 - Introducing …
 
Mike, Danny, and Nick discuss three recent #1s and give their review: Kaya #1, Briar #1, and 007 #1. Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Start/Last Week in Comics 00:02:52 - Orphan and the Five Beasts 00:08:45 - Two Moons #1-5 00:13:06 - Mike rants about the worst movie he's ever seen 00:15:15 - X-Men #15 00:19:09 - Batman Incorporated #1 00:24:43 - Lost Lad Lo…
 
Mike, Paul, and Brian chat comics they've been reading, what's on the Top of Their Pile, and ALL of She-Hulk (so far). Spoilers ahead! Vote on the next IRCB Movie Club movie here! Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Start/Last Week in Comics 00:01:19 - Alien Vol 2 00:06:13 - The Best of 2000 AD Vol 1 00:16:44 - Human Target #7 00:21:54 - DC vs Vampires Vol 1 00…
 
Kait, Kate, and Mike chat comics they've been reading and hand out some recommendations for comics to read that have Fall Vibes. Timestamps 00:00:00 - Start/Last Week in Comics 00:03:16 - The Golden Hour 00:06:23 - Witches of Brooklyn: What The Hex 00:10:43 - Stages of Rot 00:17:17 - Top of Our Pile 00:17:31 - Lucy 00:21:50 - Beetle and the Hollowb…
 
Kara, Tia, and Mike discuss the comics they've read and what exactly makes a sexy bad boi, their appeal, agency of the reader and the problem with beefcake comic art. Timestamps 00:00:00 - Start/Last Week in Comics 00:04:36 - Chilling Adventures Presents... Weirder Mysteries 00:09:57 - Minions: Mini Boss 00:17:31 - Mike on Vanish 00:22:50 - Time Be…
 
Mike, Nick, and Paul talk comics they've read and the Top of Their Pile, the ONE PIECE, and the most hyped comic coming out this week: Vanish #1. Check out the latest shirt in our shop: https://shop.ircbpodcast.com/ Check out THE ONE PIECE Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Start/Last Week in Comics 00:02:03 - Batman #127 00:06:54 - Bone Orchard: Ten Thousand …
 
This episode was recorded on September 11th, 2022! Paul, Tia, and Kait revisit a topic of recent past: comic book grievances. Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Start/Last Week in Comics 00:21:55 - Top of the Pile 00:28:44 - Revisiting Our Comic Book Grievances 01:03:10 - Wrap/Credits Comics Read Wake: The History of Women-Led Slave Revolts Golden Rage #1-2 De…
 
This episode was recorded in the past! Kara brings René along to talk about the prevalence of baseball in comic books and manga! Music provided by Infinity Shred. Find them on Bandcamp. IRCB Avatars by @ICELEVEL Producer: Mike Rapin Editor: Zander Riggs Support us on Patreon to get access to our Patreon-only series: IRCB Movie Club, Saga of Saga, G…
 
This episode was recorded on August 28th, 2022! Mike, Kait, and Paul discuss the books they read for our Goodreads Book of the Month theme: Banned Books -- comics challenged or removed from libraries and other places. Check out our Goodreads Thread to see what everyone else read for this month. Get the alleged Star Wars Episode 3 video mash on our …
 
This episode was recorded on August 21st, 2022! Mike, Danny, and IRCB's newest member, Paloma, sat down to talk about their favorite members of the Bat-family. Which member of Batman's ever-growing family is your favorite? Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Start / What We Read 00:21:11 - Top of Our Pile 00:29:28 - The Bat-fam 00:57:38 - Wrap/Credits Top of Ou…
 
This episode was recorded on August 14th, 2022! Mike, Tia, and Brian talk comics they read and what's on the top of their pile, but also: issues with manga art, why Vault Comics still work as a publisher, and... buttholes? Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Start/Last Week in Comics 00:38:41 - Top of the Pile 00:53:40 - Wrap/Credits Comics Read: The Mortal Ins…
 
This episode was recorded on August 7th, 2022! Kara, Kate, and Danny discuss anthropomorphic animals in comics! Why are there so many rabbits? Also: what was YOUR Horse Girl Experience? Listen to A Better Batmobile on Patreon! Timestamps 00:00:00 - Start Last Week in Comics 00:16:35 - Top of Our Pile 00:26:00 - Anthropomorphic Animals, also Unicorn…
 
This episode was recorded on July 31, 2022! Mike, Kait, and Nick discuss color in manga chapters, the mysteries of translated French comics, and what makes a good comic book logo. Listen to A Better Batmobile on Patreon! Timestamps 00:00:00 - Start Last Week in Comics 00:30:12 - Top of the Pile 00:41:59 - Comic Book Logos 01:25:50 - Wrap/Credits Co…
 
This is the first episode of our Patreon-only series: A Better Batmobile! Join the IRCB Patreon to get access to the rest of this series and many others at patreon.com/ircbpodcast. From Patreon: It's here! The first episode of A Better Batmobile with Paul and his first guest: Mike! FULL SPOILERS for Batman Arkham Asylum and Batman: Gothic. Want a s…
 
This is the first episode of our Patreon-only series: Giant Days of Our Lives! Join the IRCB Patreon to get access to the rest of this series and many others at patreon.com/ircbpodcast. From Patreon: The latest and greatest PATREON EXCLUSIVE read along series! Join us as we read through the wonderful series Giant Days from BOOM! Studios. Each episo…
 
This is the first episode of our Patreon-only series: Mike and Paul Read Doom Patrol! Join the IRCB Patreon to get access to the rest of this series and many others at patreon.com/ircbpodcast. From Patreon: This is the first of a mini-series all about Grant Morrison's Doom Patrol. Mike and Paul sat down to discuss Volume 1 of the series, the intric…
 
This is the first episode of the IRCB Patreon series, IRCB Movie Club! Join the IRCB Patreon to get access to the rest of this series and many others at patreon.com/ircbpodcast. From Patreon: On this first episode of a new quarterly series, Paul, Mike, and Brian discuss Daniel Clowes' Ghost World and the film adaptation of the same name, directed b…
 
This episode was recorded on June 26th, 2022! Mike, Paul, and Kate discuss some of their favorite comics from 2021, the theme of this month's Goodreads Book of the Month. Check out the rest of the comics folks picked on the IRCB Goodreads Group! Abortion is a basic healthcare need for millions of people who can become pregnant. Find out how you can…
 
This episode was recorded on June 19th, 2022! Mike, Kara, and René are joined by Aubrey Lyn Jeppson (@TamingTheMuse) and C.K. Lawson (@chrisdoescomics), editors of the Kickstarter anthology "Scott Snyder Presents Tales From the Cloakroom" (@CloakRoomComics), to chat comic they're reading and going from comic book classroom to making a comic book an…
 
This episode was recorded on June 12, 2022! Mike, Nick, and Paul send off the final(?) episode of IRCB with a discussion about comic book endings. SPOILERS AHEAD. Make sure to check out A Better Batmobile on our Patreon! New episodes every other Saturday. Timestamps 00:00:00 - Start/Last Week in Comics 00:35:44 - Top of Our Pile 00:47:08 - Our Favo…
 
This episode was recorded on June 5th, 2022! Mike, Brian, and Kate dig in on the chaos-magic-wielding, reality warping, witchcraft-saving character known as Scarlet Witch. Timestamps 00:00:00 - Start/Last Week in Comics 00:17:53 - Top of the Pile 00:25:13 - Scarlet Witch: A History 00:57:33 - Wrap/Credits Comics Read / Top of Our Pile Saga #1 Blood…
 
This episode was recorded some time in the recent past! Mike and Kait dig through our backlog of comics comp'd to us from publishers and creators to discuss. Comics Discussed Love and War #1 Cold Iron #1 The O.Z. #1-2 Chronophage Phantom of the Opera The Wrong Earth: Fame and Fortune #1 Music provided by Infinity Shred. Find them on Bandcamp. Produ…
 
This episode was recorded on May 22, 2022! Mike, Nick, and René try changing up our show format a bit this week and spend some time trying to suss out who the TMNT Last Ronin is, discuss comic literacy in Manga, and fawn over the color work of Jacob Phillips. Check out the prelude and official reading list of A Better Batmobile now PUBLIC on Patre…
 
This episode was recorded on May 15th, 2022! Mike and Kait are joined by comic creator Curtis Clow to talk the comics they've been reading plus they dig in on Curtis' latest Kickstarter for his series Slightly Exaggerated! Links Curtis on Twitter/Instagram - @curtisclow Back Slightly Exaggerated #1-4 on Kickstarter now! Tell your LCS to order a cop…
 
This episode was recorded on May 8th, 2022! Mike and Brian are joined by special guests Brenda and Austin from the Secret Histories of Nerd Mysteries podcast to chat comics and a bit about their super fun, deep dive podcast. Check out Secret Histories of Nerd Mysteries on your favorite podcast player or on Twitter - @NerdMysteries Timestamps 00:00:…
 
This episode was recorded on May 1st, 2022! Paul, Kara, and Nick were brought together for a commissioned episode of IRCB courtesy of our Patron, Cinco, all about comics by musicians, about music, and/or with music playlists! Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Start/Last Week in Comics 00:30:29 - Top of The Pile 00:40:05 - Comics and Music 01:14:29 - Music of …
 
This episode was recorded on April 24th, 2022! This week, Kait, Tia, and Kate discuss comics and, specifically, comics from our April 2022 Goodreads Book of the Month theme: Anthologies. Timestamps 00:00:00 - Start / Comics Read 00:22:08 - Top of Our Pile 00:30:53 - Goodreads Book of the Month - April 2022: Anthologies 01:53:41 - Credits Comics Rea…
 
This episode was recorded on April 17th, 2022! Mike, Brian, and Nick talk the comics they've been reading their Top of My Pile picks, Pokémon, and the outfits of the upcoming Hellfire Gala. Check out A Better Batmobile on Patreon, Paul's brand new series following Grant Morrison's run on Batman! Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Start/Last Week in Comics 00:3…
 
This episode was recorded on April 10th, 2022! This week, Kara, Kait, and Paul dig into some comics they've read, comics they're reading next, and Kara takes us through her journey into the light novel, manhua, and anime adaptation of Heaven Official’s Blessing vol 1. Our next hangout is on April 16th at 8pm EST! And don't miss THE FIRST EPISODE of…
 
This episode was recorded on April 3rd, 2022! Paul, Nick, and Mike have been commissioned by Patron Danny to discuss our comic book grievances and how we can fix them! Join the IRCB Patreon at the $10 tier to commission an episode of IRCB! Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Start/Last Week in Comics 00:33:04 - Top of the Pile 00:42:55 - An Airing of Grievances…
 
This episode was recorded on March 27th, 2022! Nick and René join Mike this week to dig into some not yet (or recently) released comics to give their thoughts! Let us know what you thought of this episode and if we should do more of these episodes in the future. Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Start/Last Week in Comics 00:23:18 - Top of the Pile 00:34:47 - …
 
This episode was recorded on March 20th, 2022! This week, Mike, Kara, and Brian chat comics they've been reading, what's on the top of their pile, Lord of the Rings, and the Flash's rogues gallery. Timestamps 00:00:00 - Start/Last Week in Comics 00:35:42 - Top of the Pile 00:59:50 - Wrap/Credits Comics Read / Top of Our Pile Star Wars The High Repu…
 
This episode was recorded on March 13th, 2022! Tia, Paul and Mike reflect on the 30th Anniversary of Image Comics, some history of the publisher, Image's impact on comics, and each host's journey with the comics Image has published over the years. Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Start/Last Week in Comics 00:17:41 - Top of the Pile 00:29:31 - Talkin' About I…
 
This episode was recorded on March 6th, 2022! Mike, Nick, and Kate discuss the fears and horrors of comics that force us to dive down wikipedia as comics readers. Warning: this episode discusses topics of anxiety, murder, and sexual assault. Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Start/Last Week in Comics 00:29:30 - Top of the Pile 00:37:38 - What Is Real Life? 01…
 
This episode was recorded on February 27th, 2022! Kara and Kait join Mike to chat about comic books and our Goodreads Book of the Month: In The Pines by Erik Kriek. Check out "you pick" book of the month thread here. Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Start/Last Week in Comics 00:30:45 - Top of the Pile 00:37:44 - Goodreads Book of the Month - In the Pines: 5 …
 
This episode was recorded on February 20th, 2022! Mike and René are joined by special guest, Gabe Cheng, to chat about comics and a bit about Gabe’s ongoing Kickstarter: The Problem With Parallels with artist Elisa Meneghel. Find Gabe online at @gabechengcomics or at gabechengcomics.com Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Start/Last Week in Comics 00:37:31 - Th…
 
This episode was recorded on February 12th, 2022! Mike, Nick, and Kara have been gathered together by Geoff for a Patreon commissioned episode all about supporting local comic shops, the dilemma of getting rid of comics, and so much more! Join our Patreon today at the $10 level to grab one of 10 spots to commission an episode of IRCB yourself! patr…
 
This episode was recorded on February 6th, 2022! Mike, Paul, and Nick discuss comics they've been reading, Gumroad's NFT problem, and more! Join the Goodreads Reading Challenge now! Check out Paul's guest spot on Best One Since The Next One. Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Start/Announcements 00:03:49 - Last Week in Comics 00:41:04 - Gumroad is doing what??…
 
This episode was recorded on January 30th, 2022! Brian, Kate, and Mike sat down to chat about our Goodreads Book of the Month for January 2022, Pearl Vol. 1 by Brian Michael Bendis, Michael Gaydos, and Joshua Reed--as chosen by the folks who finished the Goodreads Reading Challenge in 2021! Check out the Goodreads Thread Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Star…
 
This episode was recorded on January 23rd, 2022! Our seventh annual anniversary episode! Mike, Kara, Nick, and Paul chat comics and reflect on the last year of IRCB. PLUS we announce our next Patreon read-along series! Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Start/Last Week in Comics 00:33:59 - Top of the Pile 00:40:59 - Listener Picks! 00:45:33 - Next Issue Podcas…
 
Mike and Tia are joined by special guest Henry Barajas (La Voz De M.A.Y.O Rambo, Helm Greycastle) to discuss the problem with NFTs in comics, Kickstarter, and the art world in general. Check out the NFT Shit List. Send us an email or a voicemail for our 7th Annual anniversary episode next week - ircbpodcast@gmail.com. Let us know your favorite bits…
 
This episode was recorded on January 9th, 2021! Brian, Kate, and Kait discuss newspaper comics in our first commissioned episode of IRCB! Thank you to Jolamprex (check him out on YouTube!) for being a member of the IRCB Inner Circle on Patreon! Don't forget to take the IRCB 2022 Listener Survey! bit.ly/ircb2022 Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Start/Last Wee…
 
This episode was recorded in the recent past! Paul and Mike dig into the documentary Future Shock! The Story of 2000AD, about the publisher 2000AD and the history of the magazine. Music provided by Infinity Shred. Find them on Bandcamp. Producer: Mike Rapin Editor: Zander Riggs Support us on Patreon to get access to our Patreon-only series: IRCB Mo…
 
This episode was recorded in the recent past! THE SERIES CONTINUES. Mike and Nick dig into a, surprisingly, less depressing volume of Ice Cream Man and continue to try to put together the pieces of this story. Is there more to ICM than meets the eye? Music provided by Infinity Shred. Find them on Bandcamp. Producer: Mike Rapin Editor: Zander Riggs …
 
This episode was recorded on December 19, 2021! Mike, Kait, and Brian discuss our FINAL Goodreads Book of the Month for 2021: Long Walk To Valhalla by Adam Smith and Matthew Fox! Check out this month's Goodreads thread here. Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Start/Last Week in Comics 00:15:33 - Comic Picks 00:23:14 - Goodreads Book of the Month - Long Walk To…
 
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