Episode 125

Hakuna Potato


June 28th, 2013

1 hr 59 mins 12 secs

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About this Episode

TOPIC: There are Only Two Prices: Free and What It Costs

This week, Dan and Merlin return to the classic lineup and some classic topics, including knowing your value, learning what to charge, and realizing what you can live with.

Also: jury duty, traveling, bathrooms, the sliding scale of suffering, and what-have you.

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  • Hawkeye #11 - Comics by comiXology
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  • Hawkeye, Vol. 1: My Life as a Weapon (Marvel NOW!): Matt Fraction, David Aja, Javier Pulido: 9780785165620: Amazon.com: Books
    The breakout star of this summer's blockbuster Avengers film, Clint Barton - aka the self-made hero Hawkeye - fights for justice! With ex-Young Avenger Kate Bishop by his side, he's out to prove himself as one of Earth's Mightiest Heroes! SHIELD recruits Clint to intercept a packet of incriminating evidence - before he becomes the most wanted man in the world. You won't believe what is on The Tape! What is the Vagabond Code? Matt Fraction pens a Hawkeye thriller that spans the globe...and the darkest parts of Hawkeye's mind. Barton and Bishop mean double the Hawkeye and double the trouble...and stealing from the rich never looked so good.
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    Artist David Aja returns to the most critically acclaimed comic of 2012, as ace archer Clint Barton faces the digital doomsday of - DVR-Mageddon! Then: Cherry's got a gun. And she looks good in it. And Hawkeye gets very, very distracted. Plus: Valentine's Day with the heartthrob of the Marvel Universe? This will be...confusing. Marvel architect Matt Fraction continues his exciting, adventurous reinvention of the arrowed Avenger!
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    The Problem: This is why John can’t go to karaoke.
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  • The Great Escape (1963)
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  • Kung Fu Grippe: [Merlin's love letter to Hawkeye 11]
    I’ve only read Hawkeye #11 five or six times since yesterday. So, I feel utterly unqualified to declare that it’s one of the best single comic issues of the Modern Age as well as an empirically teachable model of economical visual storytelling with a literal heart.
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