158 Book Club Announcement = X-Men: No More Humans
"The X-Men awaken to find the all the world’s humans gone. From normal everyday folks to the Avengers and Fantastic Four, all homo sapiens have disappeared. It’s up to the disparate sides of the X-Men to come together, get to the bottom of this mystery and find a way to get the humans back. But do all of the mutants want their human brethren to return? From best-selling author and classic X-MEN scribe MIKE CAREY and superstar artist SA LVADOR LARROCA comes the first X-MEN OGN since the classic X-MEN: GOD LOVES, MAN KILLS."
Here we go. Time to dust off and turn the mics on once again, hot off of the heels of our spectacular Lone Wolf and Cub book club episode. This time around, we feature the recent X-Men original graphic novel, NO MORE HUMANS. 
This is all going down TONIGHT, ladies and gentlemen. So get your favorite slippers on, your favorite sleepshirt, and tune into youtube for our live broadcast. Or wait. Wait until that sweet audio is released to your favorite podcast feed catcher. Then listen. And love. The Pk3 will be there in full force, talking about the 1 book they read this week for both segments in the round table, as well as this here X-Men book. 
Stay tuned for the youtube link, coming sometime tonight on twitter and Facebook. Oh, and by the by, don’t forget about our Paperkeg Meetup on July 19th. It’s in Philadelphia, PA. So GET THERE.

158 Book Club Announcement = X-Men: No More Humans

"The X-Men awaken to find the all the world’s humans gone. From normal everyday folks to the Avengers and Fantastic Four, all homo sapiens have disappeared. It’s up to the disparate sides of the X-Men to come together, get to the bottom of this mystery and find a way to get the humans back. But do all of the mutants want their human brethren to return? From best-selling author and classic X-MEN scribe MIKE CAREY and superstar artist SA LVADOR LARROCA comes the first X-MEN OGN since the classic X-MEN: GOD LOVES, MAN KILLS."

Here we go. Time to dust off and turn the mics on once again, hot off of the heels of our spectacular Lone Wolf and Cub book club episode. This time around, we feature the recent X-Men original graphic novel, NO MORE HUMANS. 

This is all going down TONIGHT, ladies and gentlemen. So get your favorite slippers on, your favorite sleepshirt, and tune into youtube for our live broadcast. Or wait. Wait until that sweet audio is released to your favorite podcast feed catcher. Then listen. And love. The Pk3 will be there in full force, talking about the 1 book they read this week for both segments in the round table, as well as this here X-Men book. 

Stay tuned for the youtube link, coming sometime tonight on twitter and FacebookOh, and by the by, don’t forget about our Paperkeg Meetup on July 19th. It’s in Philadelphia, PA. So GET THERE.

157 | Lone Wolf and Cub: The Assassin’s Road

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Friends, Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima pulled out all the stops and constructed an epic that is on most “Best of” lists you can find. A wandering Ronin and his son join the living hosts of Paperkeg for a very special book club episode. Join us for the first volume of Lone Wolf and Cub.

Hosts: @dale_a | @slim | @JonesyLovesBeer

Special thanks to YOU for our iTunes reviews and/or ratings so far; they help spread the word about the show.

Sponsored by: The Comic Book Shop. The best place to grab your print or digital comics.

Bookjug. Like a beautiful warm blanket that Dale’s cats hadn’t peed on yet, it’s ready to comfort you. Episode 009 we talk about Patrick O’Brian’s Master and Commander.

"It is the dawn of the nineteenth century; Britain is at war with Napoleon’s France. Jack Aubrey, a young lieutenant in Nelson’s navy, is promoted to command of H.M.S. Sophie, an old, slow brig unlikely to make his fortune. But Captain Aubrey is a brave and gifted seaman, his thirst for adventure and victory immense. With the aid of his friend Stephen Maturin, ship’s surgeon and secret intelligence agent, Aubrey and his crew engage in one thrilling battle after another, their journey culminating in a stunning clash with a mighty Spanish frigate against whose guns and manpower the tiny Sophie is hopelessly outmatched." 

There could be spoilers related to the story in any episode of Bookjug, but we feel the experience of reading the book is what matters more than anything we could spoil. Plus, we would have nothing to talk about otherwise.

Like what you hear? Review Bookjug in iTunes! It helps spread the word about the show!

157 Book Club Announcement = Lone Wolf and Cub: The Assassin’s Road
My gosh, folks. Considered a true masterpiece. It appears on so many “Best Of…” lists after all, so what do the boys over at Paperkeg have to say about it? We’re getting into Lone Wolf and Cub, by Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima. 
“Shogunate executioner Ogami Itto is framed as a traitor by the agents from a rival clan. With his wife murdered and with an infant son to protect, Ogami chooses the path of the ronin, the masterless samurai. The Lone Wolf and Cub wander feudal Japan, Ogami’s sword for hire, but all roads will lead them to a single destination: vengeance.”
You want to talk about staying power, Lone Wolf and Cub began in 1970! We are pretty excited, not going to lie. Also, we’re not going to tell other lies - this episode is going to be ALL book club. The Assassin’s Road was nearly 300 pages, and frankly relegating that to a 15-20 minute book club segment may not do it justice. 
This is all going down TONIGHT (Thursday 6/19)! Around 9:30pm est or so if you want to put any faith in what “time” really is. We’ll all be in the secret pre-order line for our Amazon Phones and then we’ll shoot on home to record this thing. Here’s to hoping Dale sounds okay, he had fried wontons for lunch so the roof of his mouth feels like a spongey ruined mess. Jonesy keeps referring to needing ch**t dia**rs so all of our breath smells of vomit and acid reflux, but that’s life with Jonesy. Slim is hungover from drinking too many PBR’s in front of his wife and son last night on some restaurant veranda. They were so miserably bored but that beer tasted oh so good on the hot day he just kept needing more and more of them haha to get by in this life. We’re all pulling for Slim and his Xbox One. You’ll get there, Slim. Slimex’s Lemonade StandTM.
Oh, and by the by, don’t forget about our Paperkeg Meetup on July 19th. It’s in Philadelphia, PA. So come on by, we’d love to chat!
Stay tuned later on for a link to our live youtube broadcast, coming via twitter or Facebook! Cheers!

157 Book Club Announcement = Lone Wolf and Cub: The Assassin’s Road

My gosh, folks. Considered a true masterpiece. It appears on so many “Best Of…” lists after all, so what do the boys over at Paperkeg have to say about it? We’re getting into Lone Wolf and Cub, by Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima. 

Shogunate executioner Ogami Itto is framed as a traitor by the agents from a rival clan. With his wife murdered and with an infant son to protect, Ogami chooses the path of the ronin, the masterless samurai. The Lone Wolf and Cub wander feudal Japan, Ogami’s sword for hire, but all roads will lead them to a single destination: vengeance.”

You want to talk about staying power, Lone Wolf and Cub began in 1970! We are pretty excited, not going to lie. Also, we’re not going to tell other lies - this episode is going to be ALL book club. The Assassin’s Road was nearly 300 pages, and frankly relegating that to a 15-20 minute book club segment may not do it justice. 

This is all going down TONIGHT (Thursday 6/19)! Around 9:30pm est or so if you want to put any faith in what “time” really is. We’ll all be in the secret pre-order line for our Amazon Phones and then we’ll shoot on home to record this thing. Here’s to hoping Dale sounds okay, he had fried wontons for lunch so the roof of his mouth feels like a spongey ruined mess. Jonesy keeps referring to needing ch**t dia**rs so all of our breath smells of vomit and acid reflux, but that’s life with Jonesy. Slim is hungover from drinking too many PBR’s in front of his wife and son last night on some restaurant veranda. They were so miserably bored but that beer tasted oh so good on the hot day he just kept needing more and more of them haha to get by in this life. We’re all pulling for Slim and his Xbox One. You’ll get there, Slim. Slimex’s Lemonade StandTM.

Oh, and by the by, don’t forget about our Paperkeg Meetup on July 19th. It’s in Philadelphia, PA. So come on by, we’d love to chat!

Stay tuned later on for a link to our live youtube broadcast, coming via twitter or Facebook! Cheers!

Paperkeg Meetup Vol. 3 Announcement

When we started Paperkeg a little over 3 years ago, we wanted to keep it simple. Do our best to deliver the highest quality podcast on a weekly basis. That was it. Then you guys started in. Waving the temptation of beer in front of our faces. Promising to spend time with us if we put something together.

Three years later, and here we are. Organizing our THIRD annual Paperkeg Meetup and at this point it’s Paperkeg canon. Not some thing we felt forced to do and then no one shows up. We have had confirmed Canadiens drive down for this thing. 

July 19th, 2014 this year. That’s the date to mark on your calendars. Paperkeg and friends of Paperkeg will converge on Philadelphia’s Barcade for another year of merriment. Another year for Slim’s iron stomach to undergo the punishment that only unlimited Long Island Iced Teas can dish out. 

We three hosts will be there, you better believe we’ll be there. Hoping we can do another toast, just the three of us, before the festivities get started. The arcade of Barcade will be there. And you. Hopefully you. We need you to come out and say hi. Introduce yourself if we have only met on twitter, or one of your amazing emails to the show. You guys make this thing what it is. We have to do it before Jonesy can’t. You may have heard. Driving back up from the “(urban) swamps of Georgia” he projectile vomited all over his truck dashboard, and then his leg swelled up and frankly no one knows what it is but his Virginian ER doctor said he was “pretty sure it wasn’t Malaria.” His leg is so hideous and swelled that former host Mark Farrington would literally describe his leg as “schwolt.” We have to do it before Dale can’t. Dale is run so ragged nowadays he will probably be sleeping standing up at Barcade. In front of the Golden Axe 2 machine, most like. He’s always had those black as night circles under his eyes, but nowadays they really mean something. Mean he’s so far out of touch with what it means to be physically fit and energetic that he’s liable to make a grave mistake with the real glassware he started bringing downstairs with him. Glassware. Hard liquor. Walls. Tile floor. Wrists. Carotid arteries. Drunkenness. We have to do it before Slim can’t. Slim is mired in a console war of his very own, and pressures might start rising any day now. Guy is a father. A father who drinks caramel vodka and apple cider while sitting at his dining room table thinking about all of the Xbox Ones he doesn’t have. Because too many people in his life tell him no. Where would we be now if someone told the Wright Brothers “no”? Where would we be now if someone told Tom Cruise “no”? Where would we be now if someone told the guy who produced the Spawn movie soundtrack “no”? Exactly.

Enough already. Here is the link to the public event on Facebook. Reply if you’re so inclined. Also, give Paperkeg a ‘like’ even. July 19th, guys. You and us. 

It’s going to be a great night. 

Paperkeg Meetup Vol. 3 Announcement

When we started Paperkeg a little over 3 years ago, we wanted to keep it simple. Do our best to deliver the highest quality podcast on a weekly basis. That was it. Then you guys started in. Waving the temptation of beer in front of our faces. Promising to spend time with us if we put something together.

Three years later, and here we are. Organizing our THIRD annual Paperkeg Meetup and at this point it’s Paperkeg canon. Not some thing we felt forced to do and then no one shows up. We have had confirmed Canadiens drive down for this thing. 

July 19th, 2014 this year. That’s the date to mark on your calendars. Paperkeg and friends of Paperkeg will converge on Philadelphia’s Barcade for another year of merriment. Another year for Slim’s iron stomach to undergo the punishment that only unlimited Long Island Iced Teas can dish out. 

We three hosts will be there, you better believe we’ll be there. Hoping we can do another toast, just the three of us, before the festivities get started. The arcade of Barcade will be there. And you. Hopefully you. We need you to come out and say hi. Introduce yourself if we have only met on twitter, or one of your amazing emails to the show. You guys make this thing what it is. We have to do it before Jonesy can’t. You may have heard. Driving back up from the “(urban) swamps of Georgia” he projectile vomited all over his truck dashboard, and then his leg swelled up and frankly no one knows what it is but his Virginian ER doctor said he was “pretty sure it wasn’t Malaria.” His leg is so hideous and swelled that former host Mark Farrington would literally describe his leg as “schwolt.” We have to do it before Dale can’t. Dale is run so ragged nowadays he will probably be sleeping standing up at Barcade. In front of the Golden Axe 2 machine, most like. He’s always had those black as night circles under his eyes, but nowadays they really mean something. Mean he’s so far out of touch with what it means to be physically fit and energetic that he’s liable to make a grave mistake with the real glassware he started bringing downstairs with him. Glassware. Hard liquor. Walls. Tile floor. Wrists. Carotid arteries. Drunkenness. We have to do it before Slim can’t. Slim is mired in a console war of his very own, and pressures might start rising any day now. Guy is a father. A father who drinks caramel vodka and apple cider while sitting at his dining room table thinking about all of the Xbox Ones he doesn’t have. Because too many people in his life tell him no. Where would we be now if someone told the Wright Brothers “no”? Where would we be now if someone told Tom Cruise “no”? Where would we be now if someone told the guy who produced the Spawn movie soundtrack “no”? Exactly.

Enough already. Here is the link to the public event on Facebook. Reply if you’re so inclined. Also, give Paperkeg a ‘like’ even. July 19th, guys. You and us. 

It’s going to be a great night. 

156 | Sin City: The Hard Goodbye

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Ignore the movie, ignore everything you know. We’re reading the first Sin City collection together as one forever. We also read some other books that we talked about and stuff.

  • (03:40) - RIP Bigfoot
  • (05:00) - July 19th - Paperkeg Meetup 3
  • (06:50) - @ctcher’s new podcast artwork
  • (09:00) - Comic chatter: The Fuse 4, Real Heroes 1, Figment 1
  • (23:35) - Lightning Round™: Cyclops 2, Zero 1, Deadly Hands of Kung-Fu 2
  • (24:30) - Sin City: The Hard Goodbye
  • (48:20) - Letters: crossing into the Echo Rift schedule

Hosts: @dale_a | @slim | @JonesyLovesBeer

Special thanks to YOU for our iTunes reviews and/or ratings so far; they help spread the word about the show.

Sponsored by: The Comic Book Shop. The best place to grab your print or digital comics.

156 Book Club Announcement = Sin City: The Hard Goodbye
Basin City. Corrupt, cruel, and the setting for our next Pk book club. Sin City, bebs. Frank Miller first debuted this series in Dark Horse Presents, did you know that? Now you do.
“It’s a lousy room in a lousy part of a lousy town. But Marv doesn’t care. There’s an angel in the room. She says her name is Goldie. A few hours later, Goldie’s dead without a mark on her perfect body, and the cops are coming before anyone but Marv could know she’s been killed. Somebody paid good money for this frame …”
My heavens. You have seen the movie, now strap in for the source material will ya? Dale is pretty excited to finally be reading this. Slim is excited too. That Robocop and Ric Flair shared the same tv space at one point and time in our lifetime. Jonesy is excited… to be alive. “Virginian Medical Doctor” should be a wrestling move that Robocop puts on Dick Jones of OCP Corp. Show that guy. 
When are we recording this epic adventure? SUNDAY, folks. You want to get your letters in? Should be a riotous good time, ya dig? And don’t forget our Pk Meetup. THIRD ANNUAL! You believe that? Barcade in Philadelphia. July 19th. Be there (please). Dale might need a ride home lololol he can’t control himself haahaha so funny a problem to have. letters at paperkeg dot com!
Check twitter and/or Facebook for a link to our LIVE youtube broadcast! Also, as usual, download the show on your favorite podcast catcher on Monday!

156 Book Club Announcement = Sin City: The Hard Goodbye

Basin City. Corrupt, cruel, and the setting for our next Pk book club. Sin City, bebs. Frank Miller first debuted this series in Dark Horse Presents, did you know that? Now you do.

It’s a lousy room in a lousy part of a lousy town. But Marv doesn’t care. There’s an angel in the room. She says her name is Goldie. A few hours later, Goldie’s dead without a mark on her perfect body, and the cops are coming before anyone but Marv could know she’s been killed. Somebody paid good money for this frame …”

My heavens. You have seen the movie, now strap in for the source material will ya? Dale is pretty excited to finally be reading this. Slim is excited too. That Robocop and Ric Flair shared the same tv space at one point and time in our lifetime. Jonesy is excited… to be alive. “Virginian Medical Doctor” should be a wrestling move that Robocop puts on Dick Jones of OCP Corp. Show that guy. 

When are we recording this epic adventure? SUNDAY, folks. You want to get your letters in? Should be a riotous good time, ya dig? And don’t forget our Pk Meetup. THIRD ANNUAL! You believe that? Barcade in Philadelphia. July 19th. Be there (please). Dale might need a ride home lololol he can’t control himself haahaha so funny a problem to have. letters at paperkeg dot com!

Check twitter and/or Facebook for a link to our LIVE youtube broadcast! Also, as usual, download the show on your favorite podcast catcher on Monday!

155 | Mesmo Delivery

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The Paperkeg 3 gather to formally announce July 19th, talk about the books they’ve read that week, and also about a very special book club, Mesmo Delivery. Not mentioned, that sassy new logo from @ctcher.

Hosts: @dale_a | @slim | @JonesyLovesBeer.

Special thanks to YOU for our iTunes reviews and/or ratings so far; they help spread the word about the show.

Sponsored by: The Comic Book Shop. The best place to grab your print or digital comics.

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Paperkeg journeys to their childhood once more. It’s 1990, you’re in love with Ninja Turtles, you have the toys, maybe your rich friend has the Turtle blimp, and this movie is the biggest day of your life. Let’s go back together.

TMNT: iTunes | Amazon

Hosts: @dale_a | @slim | @JonesyLovesBeer.

Special thanks to YOU for our iTunes reviews and/or ratings so far; they help spread the word about the show.

Sponsored by: The Comic Book Shop. The best place to grab your print or digital comics.