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The Fantastic Origin

Welcome to Waiting on the Trade, a monthly comics book club for people who don’t have time for monthly comics!

In this intro episode, Matt and Pat explain what this new podcast is all about, talk about their first and favorite comics, and tease what’s coming up.

Come for the episode, stay for the bonus content! In these blog posts, I’ll include some episode-relevant explanations, observations, and links of note. This episode’s include:

  • We talk about A LOT of comics in this episode. Here, I’m going to mention just some of our firsts and faves:
  • If you like our style and are looking for an excuse to re-watch Battlestar Galactica, here’s a link to the Battlestar Bros. podcast that Pat and I finished just before starting this project.
  • The term “Marvel Comics Bullshit” is lovingly stolen from the War Rocket Ajax boys, who host one of my favorite comics podcasts.
  • And just in case you didn’t know, you do not vape a weeb. Also, Pat is not actually a weeb. Like not even close.

If you’re planning to tune in to future episodes, we’d LOVE to hear your suggestions for what comics we should talk about. Feel free to leave those in the comments, or contact us via Twitter or email using the links below.

Be sure to join us next time, when we discuss Grant Morrison, Frank Quitely, and Jamie Grant’s All-Star Superman!

New to the show? Waiting on the Trade is a monthly comics podcast, run by two gents who don’t have time for monthly comics. If you’d like to get in touch with us, you can email us at WaitingOnTheTrade@gmail.com.

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As always, thanks for listening!


  1. Yaaas episode zero cause only cool people start numbering things with 0!

    Legit episode! I know nothing about comics so the links in the show notes were super helpful! It definitely was nice to be able to have a visual reference to the comics ya’ll talked about. Super interesting hearing about your guys’ intro to comics and favorite ones! Once I’m ready to start reading them I’ll know exactly where to look.

    If no one has claimed Scott Pilgrim Vs the World, I would love to do an episode with you guys about that series if ya’ll are down.

    Stoked to listen to Episode 1!


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