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Posted: Tuesday April 25, 2017

What happened to the weird stuff? Isn't there supposed to be a discussion of weird stuff this week?

Well, yes. Yes there was. But life happened. So Honeywell and I couldn't convene to talk about weird oddities of strangeness.

So in this week's ball-previewing episode, Magnus runs his mouth about a bunch of upcoming stuff and also shoots the bull about some podcasting administrivia. Jokes are told (by Magnus), laughs are shared (by Magnus) and a good time is had by all (or at least by Magnus).

Sorry folks! Sometimes you just can't fight the scheduling gremlins.

But just wait until you hear episode 200!

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Posted: Tuesday April 18, 2017

In this week's ball-crippling episode, the epic megaseries of mega epicness about the Chris Nolan Batman trilogy and the first three Harry Potter movies concludes!

In this week's adventure, Magnus once again teams up with Professor Alan from the Relatively Geek network to talk about The Dark Knight Rises.

The conversation takes some interesting turns, not least because one of the participants had not seen TDKRises since it was out in theaters.

In true click-bait fashion, "the results will surprise, amaze and astonish you".

All this while Magnus and the good professor don't talk about Nolan's probable political views as implied by his entire Batman trilogy. Not too much anyway.

So what more do you need? Start listening now or else Bane will steal your private jet and crash this plane with no survivors.

Due to the blitzkrieg of badassitude this week, unfortunately there's just no time for listener feedback this week. But don't cry about it, some is coming in the future!

So dry your eyes! Use the time wisely! This would be an opportune time to send in any feedback you may have as the vault could get totally cleared out of feedback in the relatively near future. So get to writing!

In the meantime, though, don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, your emperor permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday April 11, 2017

Normally I'd write a smarmy, self-indulgent intro here. But it's Monday and I'm freaking exhausted.

You'll live.

See you all next week!

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Posted: Tuesday April 4, 2017

This audience deserves a better class of podcaster. So, in the form of Professor Alan, Magnus will give it to them.

In this week's ball-bombing episode, Magnus continues a mega megaseries of epic meganess.

Can you dig it?

You see, ladies and gentlemen, for probably too long the majority of Trentus Magnus Punches Reality's episodes revolved around comics. The reason for that is because Magnus loves comics. Which means you should love comics too. No, really. You should. It will be better for you if you do.

So a few weeks ago His Excellency embarked upon retrospectives of two different movie franchises. Or an entire movie trilogy in one case and the beginnings of a different franchise in another case.

Up this week is The Dark Knight. This is the big one! Professor Alan is once again joining in for the fun. And needless to say, there's a lot of yammering about the Dark Knight and what it all *REALLY* means.

A tiny little bit of discussion is even dedicated to just how right-wing the movie and the director might actually be.

So what more do you need? Start listening now or the Joker will come to your house with his coat loaded with grenades.

Due to the blitzkrieg of badassitude this week, unfortunately there's just no time for listener feedback this week. But don't cry about it, some is coming in the future!

So dry your eyes! Use the time wisely! This would be an opportune time to send in any feedback you may have as the vault could get totally cleared out of feedback in the relatively near future. So get to writing!

In the meantime, though, don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, your emperor permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday March 28, 2017

In this week's ball-polyjuicing episode, Magnus continues a mega epicseries epic of epic meganess.

And stuff.

You see, boys and girls, for maybe too long the majority of Trentus Magnus Punches Reality's episodes have revolved around comics. Because Magnus loves comics. Which means you should love comics too if you know what's good for you.

So beginning two weeks ago (and continuing this week) His Excellency has taken some time to look back at two different movie franchises. Or an entire movie franchise in one case and the beginnings of a different franchise in another case.

Up this week is Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets. Rebecca Johnson has once again joined in for the festive festivies and considerable time is spent gabbing about all things Chamber of Secrets. What worked, what didn't, what could've been done better, what was awesome and all that.

In all fairness, there are some minor audio problems going on here. It's not horrible but it is a bit noticeable. A thousand pardons.

So what more do you need? Start listening now or Hermione will turn you into a cat-mutant-thingie.

Due to the blitzkrieg of badassitude this week, unfortunately there's just no time for listener feedback this week. But don't cry about it, some is coming in the future!

So dry your eyes! Use the time wisely! This would be an opportune time to send in any feedback you may have as the vault could get totally cleared out of feedback in the relatively near future. So get to writing!

In the meantime, though, don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, your emperor permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday March 21, 2017

In this week's ball-beginning episode, Magnus continues a megaseries epic of epic meganess.

For a long time, the focus of Trentus Magnus Punches Reality has been narrowed to comic books. Because everybody love comics, right? But there should be more to geekdom than just comics.

Magnus sure thinks so! And as your leader, what Magnus believes should be your only concern.

So beginning last week and continuing this week is the aforementioned epic megaseries of epic meganess or something in which Magnus looks back at two separate movie franchises. Or an entire movie franchise in one case and the beginnings of a different franchise in another case.

Up next this week is Batman Begins. Professor Alan of the Relatively Geeky Network is on-hand for the festivities as well in order to keep His Excellency on task. So in case you fear another instance of Magnus going into a foaming frenzy over something, fear not! The good professor is here to keep everything mature and erudite.

So what more do you need? Start listening now or Batman will attach a zip tie to your foot and hang you off a building.

Due to the blitzkrieg of badassitude this week, unfortunately there's just no time for listener feedback this week. But don't cry about it, some is coming in the future!

So dry your eyes! Use the time wisely! This would be an opportune time to send in any feedback you may have as the vault could get totally cleared out of feedback in the relatively near future. So get to writing!

In the meantime, though, don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, your emperor permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday March 14, 2017

In this week's ball-vanishing episode, Magnus launches an epic megaseries of mega epicness.

For too long (far too long, some would say), Magnus has narrowed his focus down on comics. And we all love comics, it's true. But isn't there more to geekdom than just comics?

Or shouldn't there be?

Magnus sure thinks so! And what Magnus believes is pretty much the definition of what is.

So beginning this week is the aforementioned epic megaseries of epic meganess or something wherein Magnus takes a look back at two separate movie franchises. Or an entire movie franchise in one case and the beginnings of a different franchise in another case.

But anywho, up first this week is Harry Potter & the Sorceror's Stone. Rebecca Johnson was kind enough to join in for the fun this week to take a fond reappraisal of the first of the two Chris Columbus Harry Potter flicks. What worked? What didn't? And what makes Harry so freaking interesting anyway?

Rebecca and His Excellency also take a few moments to explain the humble beginnings of their Potter fandom and where it all came from. The secret origin of their Potter enthusiasm, if you will.

So what more do you need? Start listening now or Rebecca will send the troll over to your house to wreck shop on your bathroom and stuff.

Due to the blitzkrieg of badassitude this week, unfortunately there's just no time for listener feedback this week. But don't cry about it, some is coming in the future!

So dry your eyes! Use the time wisely! This would be an opportune time to send in any feedback you may have as the vault could get totally cleared out of feedback in the relatively near future. So get to writing!

In the meantime, though, don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, your emperor permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday March 7, 2017

In this week's ball-biting episode, Magnus continues the Smallville season 05 retrospective. Going under the microscope this week are the episodes Thirst, Exposed, Splinter and Solitude.

This is a pivotal part of the Smallville retrospective as Magnus not only talks about the changes that were happening in the Superman fan community during this time (eg, the fall of 2005) but he also talks about the episode many people consider to be the very worst of Smallville's entire run.

Yes, they consider it to be even worse than the entire dreaded fourth season.

Of perhaps greater importance though is the lesson Clark learns in one of these episodes. Depending on your definition of the word "victory", Clark was defeated in this episode. But he learns that sometimes there are degrees of victory and he has to be ready to accept them. A very important and, ahem, revealing episode of Smallville.

All that, and Clark discovers how Krypton was *REALLY* destroyed.

So what more do you need? Start listening now or Lana Lang will come to your house and suck the life out of you.

Due to the blitzkrieg of badassitude this week, unfortunately there's just no time for listener feedback this week. But don't cry about it, some is coming in the future!

So dry your eyes! Use the time wisely! This would be an opportune time to send in any feedback you may have as the vault could get totally cleared out of feedback in the relatively near future. So get to writing!

In the meantime, though, don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, your emperor permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday February 28, 2017

In this week's ball-bigly episode, Magnus is rejoined by Chris Honeywell to kick off Weird Stuff, the replacement for the Big Book Report as the 7th episode feature.

In this week's adventure, Honeywell and Magnus talk about Shia the Beef's He Will Not Divide Us performance art project.

At least, that was the plan.

What ended up actually happening was that Honeywell and Magnus gave it last rites because the project was cancelled less than a week after recording. Yeah, apparently it's back now in the desert. But it's gone, let's be realistic.

But for one brief, shining, bigly moment, He Will Not Divide Us was a cascade of trolling, counter-trolling, idiotic chants, racist chants, incoherent chants and more web-cam crap-show insanity than you could ever hope to shake a stick at.

In the course of conversation, Magnus and Honeywell analyze the finer points of performance art and offer relevant critiques to the Beef.

All this and Honeywell recounts some of his adventures from college.

So what more do you need? Unless you want the Beef to scream in your face, start listening now!

Due to the blitzkrieg of badassitude this week, unfortunately there's just no time for listener feedback this week. But don't cry about it, some is coming in the future!

So dry your eyes! Use the time wisely! This would be an opportune time to send in any feedback you may have as the vault could get totally cleared out of feedback in the relatively near future. So get to writing!

In the meantime, though, don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, your emperor permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday February 21, 2017

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Posted: Tuesday February 14, 2017

In this week's ball-jamming episode, continues an idea from last year. This is the second edition of Musical Magnus, an irregular feature of Trentus Magnus Punches Reality wherein His Excellency talks not about comics, not above movies and not about TV shows.

If you're completely stupid and can't figure out what the subject matter of Musical Magnus might be... well, you probably shouldn't operate heavy farm machinery.

But, in brief, Musical Magnus represents an opportunity to salute fine albums. And in this week's ball-jamming episode, Magnus is once again joined by host of the Pop Culture Affidavit podcast, lead blogger of the Pop Culture Affidavit blog, all-around nice guy, eccentric millionaire and patron of the arts Mr. Tom Panarese!

This week the guys listen to R.E.M.'s 'Automatic for the People' album.

Actually, they listened to the album prior to recording. But you get the idea.

The $64,000 Question: What did Magnus and Tom think of this album? Well, a better question is would they bother recording for three hours about an album they absolutely loathe?

The answer begins with "h" and ends with "ell no".

Due to the barrage of badassery this week, unfortunately there's just no time for listener feedback this week. But don't cry about it because there was some not long ago and there'll be more in the future!

Dry your eyes! Feedback will be addressed in just a few weeks. As a matter of fact, several upcoming episodes will feature feedback sections.

Still, this would be an opportune time to send in any feedback you may have as the vault could get totally cleared out of feedback in the relatively near future. So get to writing!

In the meantime, though, don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, your emperor permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday February 7, 2017

In this week's ball-haunting episode, because Professor Alan said it was okay, Magnus finally reads and talks about a comic that's been on the ol' wishlist for a long time now.

No kidding, boys and girls, the John Ostrander/Tom Mandrake Spectre series has been on His Excellency's list of subjects since day one. But it was never the right time to talk about it before.

But now it's the right time!

Magnus takes a long, leisurely look at The Spectre #01 from December 1992 and it's intense! Did he love it? Hate it? Completely forget it? There's only one way to find out for sure!

Because, um, saying so here would defeat the entire purpose of recording a podcast about this comic book in the first place, wouldn't it?

Due to the barrage of badassery this week, unfortunately there's just no time for listener feedback this week. But don't cry about it because there was some not long ago and there'll be more in the future!

Dry your eyes! Feedback will be addressed in just a few weeks. As a matter of fact, several upcoming episodes will feature feedback sections.

Still, this would be an opportune time to send in any feedback you may have as the vault could get totally cleared out of feedback in the relatively near future. So get to writing!

In the meantime, though, don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, your emperor permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday January 31, 2017

In this week's ball-collecting episode, Magnus waxes nostalgic about collecting toys in the late 80's and early 90's. Specifically, collecting Batman action figures.

The process of doing so unfolds many memories, some blissful and nostalgic. And others are still the source of foaming outrage over a given toy line's crappy craptacular crapness. Full of crap!

The Toy Biz line Batman '89 figures get compared to Kenner's subsequent Dark Knight Collection. Which one comes out on top? Of those two, which did Magnus love more?

The only way to find out for sure is to listen to this episode!

Or you could compare one line to the other, which should pretty much say it all. But hey, where's the fun in that, right? Right? Am I right? Where's the fun in that, right?

Due to the barrage of badassery this week, unfortunately there's just no time for listener feedback this week. But don't cry about it because there was some not long ago and there'll be more in the future!

Dry your eyes! Feedback will be addressed in just a few weeks. As a matter of fact, several upcoming episodes will feature feedback sections.

This would be an opportune time to send in any feedback you may have as the vault could get totally cleared out of feedback in the relatively near future. So get to writing!

In the meantime, though, don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, your emperor permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday January 24, 2017

In this week's ball-treking episode, Magnus talks about one comic book, one movie and one TV show.

Yes, the show about comics, movies and TV shows talks about all three this week. And they're all related to Star Trek!

First on the docket is the Trouble with Tribbles, an episode that is both popular and divisive. Which is no mean feat.

Following that is discussion concerning Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, a movie far more divisive than it is popular. And yet, not without its charm.

To top the whole thing off, Magnus switches gears to talk about Star Trek: The Next Generation #76, a story titled "Suspect". Considering His Excellency's overall lack of familiarity with Star Trek comics, this issue could've gone either way.

What did Magnus think of all three of these items? Well, explaining that here would tend to defeat the entire purpose of listening to this episode, would it not?

Also in this episode, for the first time since the last time, Magnus also shines a long overdue spotlight on all the feedback for which there wasn't time to discuss in previous episodes.

More feedback will be coming in future episodes. But for right now, hopefully this is a good start on the vast backlog of listener remarks.

So be patient! More feedback will be addressed in the weeks to come.

As it happens, now would be an opportune time to send in any feedback you may have as the vault could get totally cleared out of feedback in the relatively near future. So get to writing!

In the meantime, you can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! Yes, you humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, your emperor permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday January 17, 2017

I'm in a sort of cranky mood right now so here's the new episode of Trentus Magnus Punches Reality with no BS description.

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Posted: Tuesday January 10, 2017

In this week's ball-journeying episode, Magnus kicks off the Smallville season 05 retrospective.

Arrival, Mortal, Hidden and Aqua are on the docket this week as the fifth season gets underway.

As is frequently the case with these retrospectives, character arcs are dissected, storylines are analyzed and there's more than enough conjecture to keep the Smallville True Believer happy.

So what more do you need? Start listening now or face Lana's wrath!

For those of you determined to ruin the Internet by sharing click-bait on Facebook, "Magnus shares a conspiracy theory about Virgil Swann AND IT'S INSANE!"

Due to the deluge of ass-kickery this week, unfortunately there just wasn't time for listener feedback this week. But don't cry about it because there's more coming in the future!

Patience! Feedback will be addressed in just a few weeks. As a matter of fact, several upcoming episodes will feature feedback sections.

This would be an opportune time to send in any feedback you may have as the vault could get totally cleared out of feedback in the relatively near future. So get to writing!

In the meantime, though, don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, your emperor permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday January 3, 2017

In this week's climactic episode, Magnus bids a fond farewell to the Big Book Report!

In the first segment, Magnus once again joins forces with Chris Honeywell to talk about a couple of stories from previous Big Books (none of which come from the Urban Legends volume) which simply could not be addressed in previous Big Book Reports... many of which are violent, bloody, shady or a Top 40 radio hit.

In the second segment, Magnus and Honeywell join forces with Scott Ryfun of Dinner 4 Geeks fame so that Ryfun can give the Big Book of Urban Legends his full attention. Bigly!

The reason for this is explained as the episode unfolds.

Laughter is shared, stories are told and Honeywell shows up late! It's all here for the listening in this, the final edition of the Big Book Report!

Seriously, ladies and gentlemen, clocking in at nearly four hours this episode is a real doozy!

As a disclaimer, the sound quality in the second segment is perhaps not as solid as it might've been but there's a good explanation for that so listen close!

Due to the deluge of ass-kickery this week, unfortunately there just wasn't time for listener feedback this week. But don't cry about it because there's more coming in the future!

Patience! Feedback will be addressed in just a few weeks. As a matter of fact, several upcoming episodes will feature feedback sections.

This would be an opportune time to send in any feedback you may have as the vault could get totally cleared out of feedback in the relatively near future. So get to writing!

In the meantime, though, don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, your emperor permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday December 27, 2016

In this week's ball-shadowing episode, Magnus once again fills the time with The Shadow Strikes.

If it sounds like His Excellency was desperate to find something to talk about this week because It's All About Image couldn't be finished off properly, that would be because His Excellency was desperate to find something to talk about this week because It's All About Image couldn't be finished off properly.

And as it happens, Magnus is a fan of the Shadow in general and The Shadow Strikes in particular, and has been for quite some time now. So what better way to get an episode out for this week than talking about The Shadow Strikes #03?

The answer to that is there *IS NO BETTER WAY*. And if you think there is, you're welcome to keep your incorrect opinion to yourself.

For those of you determined to soil the Internet by sharing click-bait, "Margot thought she was safe with Brother Gregor but then THIS happened!"

Due to the deluge of ass-kickery this week, unfortunately there just wasn't time for listener feedback this week. But don't cry about it because there's more coming in the future!

Patience! Feedback will be addressed in just a few weeks. As a matter of fact, several upcoming episodes will feature feedback sections.

This would be an opportune time to send in any feedback you may have as the vault could get totally cleared out of feedback in the relatively near future. So get to writing!

In the meantime, though, don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, your emperor permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday December 20, 2016

In this week's ball-caroling episode, 'tis the season for Magnus to celebrate Christmas by taking a long (very long!) look back at The Batman Adventures Christmas Special.

This classic has been a holiday favorite of His Excellency's since practically the day it was released, boys and girls.

There are more stories in this single issue than you could hope to shake a stick at but that doesn't stop Magnus from trying as he works his way from one cover to the other in fairly economical time.

For those of you determined to soil the Internet by sharing click-bait, "You won't believe what Magnus was doing the first time he read this comic!"

Due to the deluge of ass-kickery this week, unfortunately there just wasn't time for listener feedback this week. But don't cry about it because there's more coming in the future!

Patience! The vast backlog of feedback will be addressed in due time. Fear not!

In the meantime, though, don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, your emperor permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday December 13, 2016

In this week's ball-attacking episode, Magnus talks about a film classic. Yes indeedy, today's subject has been on His Excellency's mind literally since the day Trentus Magnus Punches Reality first started.

If it sounds like Magnus will be talking about Jaws today, that is because Magnus will in fact be talking about Jaws today.

But this isn't a solo episode! No, no! This time around, Magnus browbeat... um, that is, Magnus persuaded journeyman podcaster and all around nice guy Chris Tyler to join in on the fun.

Seriously, boys and girls, this film gets dissected every which way and a wonderful time is had by all.

For those of you determined to soil the Internet by sharing click-bait, "Magnus said *WHAT* about Ellen Brodie?!"

Due to the deluge of ass-kickery this week, unfortunately there just wasn't time for listener feedback this week. But don't cry about it because there's more coming in the future!

Patience! The vast backlog of feedback will be addressed in due time. Fear not!

In the meantime, though, don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, your emperor permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday December 6, 2016

In this week's ball-losing episode, Magnus concludes It's All About Image, a megaseries about few Image titles from the 1990's.

In perhaps better terms, it's an opportunity to maybe change your opinion of a handful of Image comics. Or at least it has the potential.

Possibly.

The curtain rises on Supreme #41 this week, which marked the beginning of Alan Moore's run on the title. What's good? What's bad? What's typical freaking Alan Moore? Quite a lot of all three, in fact.

But no matter what, there's only one way to find out for sure! (pssst, that's your cue to download the show)

For those of you determined to soil the Internet by sharing click-bait, "Magnus starts the episode by talking about *WHAT* movie?!"

There's also a long shoutout to Gene "Gene the Podcasting Machine" Hendricks in the cold open. So lots of fun all around, yes?

Due to the deluge of ass-kickery this week, unfortunately there just wasn't time for listener feedback this week. But don't cry about it because there's more coming in the future!

Patience! The vast backlog of feedback will be addressed in due time. Fear not!

In the meantime, though, don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, your emperor permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday November 29, 2016

In this week's ball-hacking episode, Magnus continues the It's All About Image megaseries, the purpose of which is to take a look back at a few Image titles from the 1990's.

Think of it as an opportunity to maybe change your opinion of Image in the 90's. Maybe.

But then again, maybe not.

Continuing the megaseries this week is the oh-riginal Astro City miniseries from 1995.

Honestly now, what's up with Astro City? It gets a lot of love but is it really everything people say? Have the ensuing twenty years been kind to Astro City? Or, like so many other things, is Astro City an overrated hackjob?

There's only one way to find out for sure!

For those of you determined to soil the Internet by sharing click-bait, "Magnus sat down to read Astro City but then *THIS* happened!"

Due to the deluge of ass-kickery this week, unfortunately there just wasn't time for listener feedback this week. But don't cry about it because there's more coming in the future!

Patience! The vast backlog of feedback will be addressed in due time. Fear not!

In the meantime, though, don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, your emperor permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday November 22, 2016

In this week's ball-manifesting episode, Magnus launches a brand new megaseries... the exact duration of which is still up for grabs due to some behind the scenes drama upon which we need not dwell.

The shtick of this megaseries is actually rather simple.

By far, one of the most controversial events of the 1990's was the advent of Image Comics. And in the ensuing years it would be safe to say that history has not been kind to 1990's-era Image Comics. In fact, the prevailing sentiment is those comics suck.

But do they?

So the purpose of this series is to take a look back at a few Image titles from that era and reach a different conclusion. Maybe.

Or maybe not.

Kicking off the series is the oh-riginal Gen 13 miniseries from 1994, which Tom Panarese assures us was the most important year of the 90's.

In any case, how does Gen 13 far in retrospect? Have the ensuing decades been kind to this miniseries? Or, like so many other comics, is Gen 13 a dated, cringe-inducing anachronism better left forgotten?

The answer to that question can only be "Some time in the first quarter of 2017 is what I keep hearing".

For those of you determined to soil the Internet by sharing click-bait, "Gen 13 isn't the only 1990's mainstay that gets saluted in this episode!"

Due to the deluge of ass-kickery this week, unfortunately there just wasn't time for listener feedback this week. But don't cry about it because there's more coming in the future!

Patience! The vast backlog of feedback will be addressed in due time. Fear not!

In the meantime, though, don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, your emperor permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday November 15, 2016

In this week's ball-splitting episode, Magnus concludes the retrospective of Smallville's dreaded fourth season. At the whipping post this week are the episodes Onyx, Spirit, Blank, Ageless, Forever and Commencement.

"But Magnus, but Magnus," you say. "That's six episodes? Why so many?"

Well, you see, the answer is rather simple. His Excellency spent all of episode #142 talking about Crusade and nothing else. That threw off the numbering.

Plus, Magnus didn't want to spend six episodes talking about the dreaded fourth season. It was time to just tear the band-aid off and be done with it, you know?

All in all, it would be fair to say that these episodes are a substantial improvement over what's come in the last bunch of dreaded season 4 shows... in the sense that the worst is behind us.

Even so, back in episode #150 your wise leader said "Oddly enough, Lex's attraction to women who remind him of his mom isn't the creepiest sexual impulse that is implied during this season." Well, here's where that little hint gets paid off. If creepy deviancy is your thing, well, here you go.

Freak.

Now that it's all over, hopefully Magnus has proven once and for all that while he is many things, he is not blindly devoted to Smallville.

Beginning in 2017, things will take a turn for the better as Magnus starts the season 5 retrospective. Something to look forward to, yes?

For those of you determined to soil the Internet by sharing click-bait, "No, seriously, the sexual impulse implied in one of these episodes is freaking disgusting! NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART!!"

Due to the deluge of ass-kickery this week, unfortunately there just wasn't time for listener feedback this week. But don't cry about it because there's more coming in the future!

Patience! The vast backlog of feedback will be addressed in due time. Fear not!

In the meantime, though, don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, your emperor permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday November 8, 2016

In this week's ball-joke-making episodes, Magnus... well, this is a 7th episode so technically Magnus should be joining forces with Chris Honeywell. But that proved impossible.

So... other arrangements had to be made.

Guys, we need to talk about Kevin Smith. Yes, he's funny. Yes, he seems like a nice guy. Yes, he's been something of a geek ambassador to Hollywood.

But he has, shall we say, other problems that need to get straightened out. Or at least publicly-acknowledged.

Thus this episode is intended to be a springboard for your own ideas about Kevin Smith's work... and perhaps Kevin Smith as a media figure as well.

Nobody expects you to blindly agree with what's said here; simply giving the matter some thought will probably go a long way.

Due to the deluge of ass-kickery this week, unfortunately there just wasn't time for listener feedback this week. But don't cry about it because there's more coming in the future!

Patience! The vast backlog of feedback will be addressed in due time. Fear not!

Still, it's not a total loss. There's a tiny bit of feed-forward in this episode. More than you'd think considering the respondents had less than 36 hours to see and reply to the Kevin Smith post in the TMPR Facebook group.

In the meantime, though, don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, your emperor permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday November 1, 2016

In this week's ball-rescuing episode, the Unfinished Business megaseries is over! So this week, Magnus reflects soberly on ten'ish years of Superman Returns? What few things worked? What was less successful? Does the movie hold up after ten years? The answer won't surprise you.

It's a lengthy meditation on growing old, ruminating on life decisions and wondering what this is all really about anyway.

For those determined to ruin the Internet for everyone else by perpetuating click-bait on Facebook, "Magnus thought he was doing a retrospective about Superman Returns but then *THIS* happened!"

In spite of the deluge of ass-kickery in this week's episode, Magnus solicited feed-forward regarding Superman Returns from the Facebook group. And you guys didn't disappoint either!

Even though there's no feedback, as such, a splendid time was still had by all.

In the meantime, you can still offer your feeble effort at praise and tribute to your Ducé! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, your emperor permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday October 25, 2016

Unfinished Business continues! In short, Magnus originally had something else planned for this episode. But, through no fault of anybody's, that ended up not working out so well.

So His Excellency, ever one step ahead of you lowly miscreants, moved an episode originally scheduled for release in 2017 over to today!

(Yes, things really are planned out that far ahead.)

In short, today's show is all about The Shadow Strikes #2, written (with astute attention to detail) by Gerard Jones and pencilled (with great expertise) by Eduardo Barreto.

There's probably other stuff that could get mentioned here but it's been a long day, Magnus is worn out and this is all you're getting. Deal with it.

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Posted: Tuesday October 18, 2016

The Unfinished Business megaseries continues! This week it's all about Justice Society of America, by Len Strazewski and Mike Parobeck! It'll blast your balls off! Download it!

Usually I'd write more to hype this thing up but it's been a long day and I'm tired. You'll deal.

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Posted: Tuesday October 11, 2016

In this week's ball-harming episode, Magnus hits the middle of the Unfinished Business series by revisiting his discussion from years and years (and years!) ago related to Young Justice.

The "Young Justice" under discussion here is the Peter David/Todd Nauck oh-riginal; none of that animated stuff going on here, boys and girls. Maybe some other time. Maybe.

Eh. Maybe...

Anyway, it's late right now so we'll make this short and sweet. What's awesome about these comics? Nearly everything. What's crappy about these comics? Practically nothing! Not to worry though, all will be revealed.

For those determined to ruin the Internet for everyone else by perpetuating click-bait on Facebook, "Young Justice comics aren't the only bit of 90's nostalgia that get revisited in this episode. Within the first forty seconds of the show, *THIS* happened!"

So what more do you need? Start listening right now! Otherwise, Harm (or worse yet, Harm's dad) will be very disappointed!

Due to the deluge of ass-kickery this week, unfortunately there just wasn't time for listener feedback this week. But don't cry about it because there's more coming in the future!

Patience! The vast backlog of feedback will be addressed in due time. Fear not!

In the meantime, though, don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, your emperor permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday October 4, 2016

In this week's ball-rebelling episode, Magnus continues the Unfinished Business series by resuming his discussion from years and years (and years!) ago related to Threeboot version of the Legion of Superheroes.

"Eat It Grandpa", the self-same continuation of the self-same Legion title, is the end product of Magnus vaping like a mad man and perusing Legion #06-#08.

What worked? What didn't work? All gets discussed here.

But frankly, there's not much about this comic that didn't work. Mark Waid and Barry Kitson were on their A-game through this whole series. A lot of time, effort, blood, sweat and definitely some tears went into making the Threebot, for one brief, shining moment, the greatest Legion comic book there ever was. Until things changed, that is.

And why did things change? Well, that's a bit of a rabbit-hole... which His Excellency eventually falls down...

For those determined to ruin the Internet for everyone else by perpetuating click-bait on Facebook, "You won't believe what Magnus says about the Twilight movies!"

So what more do you need? Start listening right now! Otherwise, Brainiac 5 might instigate his next uprising against YOU!

Due to the deluge of ass-kickery this week, unfortunately there just wasn't time for listener feedback this week. But don't cry about it because there's more coming in the future!

Patience! The vast backlog of feedback will be addressed in due time. Fear not!

In the meantime, though, don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, your emperor permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday September 27, 2016

Starting this week, Magnus launches the Unfinished Business megaseries!

Honestly, how many times have your heard your emperor wrap up an episode with words to the effect of "I don't know when but at some point I'll come back to this"? But invariably next week's episode is about some other subject. It's almost enough to make you think His Excellency has ADD or something.

Well, this megaseries is where all that starts getting put right.

In this week's ball-cloning episode, Magnus talks about another Star Wars prequel. The last time this subject came up was back in episode #99 which was dedicated to the Phantom Menace.

This week, that subject gets revisited as His Excellency turns his gaze to Attack of the Clones. How good is it? How bad is it? And can it be just one or the other?

Much ink and many words have beeen spilled over the Star Wars prequels in general and Attack of the Clones in particular. But rest assured, you've never heard anybody talk about Attack of the Clones the way Magnus does.

Stones are overturned, plot developments are analyzed, character motivations are critiqued and a director's vision is studied.

You think you've heard it all with Attack of the Clones? Think again!

So what more do you need? Start listening right now! Nobody wants a visit from Padme and her giant mouth, right?

Due to the deluge of ass-kickery this week, unfortunately there just wasn't time for listener feedback this week. But don't cry about it because there's more coming in the future!

Patience! The vast backlog of feedback will be addressed in due time. Fear not!

In the meantime, though, don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, your emperor permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday September 20, 2016

In this week's ball-paralyzing episode, Magnus begins the build up to the end of Smallville's deplorable, dreaded fourth season retrospective by talking about Recruit, Krypto, Sacred and Lucy.

Those of you looking for some sort of comfort or good news in all the pain, suffering, misery and torment that is the dreaded fourth season are out of luck.

Mostly.

Honestly, this is a pretty difficult episode to hype up because there's so little positive to say about this stretch of episodes.

In the plus column though, anybody who thinks His Excellency is a blind devotee to all things Smallville will quickly see the error of their ways after listening to this episode. There's a lot to be said for unbiased objectivity, right?

Still, there are some interesting character tidbits going on here. You have to dig deep to find them sometimes. But they're there. And in this batch of episodes, they're a Godsend!

So what more do you need? Start listening before Isobel the Witch pays you a visit and bores you to death with vapid sexual innuendo.

Due to the deluge of ass-kickery this week, unfortunately there just wasn't time for listener feedback this week. But don't whine and complain about it because some feedback was addressed just last week and there's more to come in the future!

Patience! The vast backlog of feedback will be addressed in due time. Fear not!

In the meantime, though, don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, your emperor permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday September 13, 2016

In this week's ball-medicating episode, a very sick Magnus coughs and sneezes his way through an explanation as to why there isn't an episode of the Big Book Report this week.

Technically one had never been announced so this isn't really breaking any promises. So there's that, eh? Eh, listeners?

Eh?

Anyway.

And so it was that His Excellency had to find a different subject to talk about this week. And, as fate would have it, his gaze fell upon Superboy- The Series.

This 80's oddity from the 80's makes for very enticing subject matter for discussion. And as it happens, Magnus shares a theory!

A fan theory!

Your wise emperor suggests a new interpretive framework for Superboy- The Series as well as the tie-in comic book.

Speaking of the comic book, that gets a little time in the sun here as well.

So what more do you need? Pop some NyQuil, turn up the volume and listen to your leader share more of his wisdom.

And coughs! Yes, there are many coughs all through this episode. But you take the bad with the good, eh? Eh, listeners?

Eh?

Due to the deluge of ass-kickery (and viruses) this week, unfortunately there just wasn't time for listener feedback this week. But don't whine and complain about it because some feedback was addressed just last week and there's more to come in the future!

Patience! The vast backlog of feedback will be addressed in due time. Fear not!

In the meantime, though, don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, your emperor permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday September 6, 2016

In this week's ball-jamming episode, Magnus begins something. Something new. Something exciting.

Something musical!

Yes indeed, beginning this week is Musical Magnus, an irregular feature of Trentus Magnus Punches Reality that will appear on the show whenever your wise leader feels like making one.

To inaugurate the beginning of the launch of the Musical Magnus start-up premiere, Tom Panarese from the Pop Culture Affidavit and In-Country podcasts was persuaded (by a crowbar, a blow torch and a set of jumper cables) into joining in!

And what is this adventure's album, you ask?

Why, it's none other than R.E.M.'s 1991 effort 'Out of Time'. Yes, R.E.M.'s major label breakthrough into mainstream commercial success!

Did Magnus and Panarese love and cherish this album? Or did they loathe and mock it?

A better question to ask would be why they'd spend nearly three hours talking about an album if they despised it.

Points are raised, songs are analyzed, music is critiqued, tangents are followed to their meandering conclusion and you could fairly say a rad time is had by all!

Due to the deluge of ass-kickery, unfortunately there's just no time for listener feedback this week. But don't whine and complain about it because some feedback was addressed just last week and there's more to come in the future!

Patience! The vast backlog of feedback will be addressed in due time. Fear not!

In the meantime, though, don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, your emperor permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Friday September 2, 2016

Music hath charms to soothe the savage beast. Or something, hell if I know.

The point though is that Magnus fell in love with the greats of classical music about two'ish years ago.

Now is your chance to follow your beloved emperor on an excursion; a musical journey, one might say. And in the bargain, you'll hear bits of the five classical music pieces Magnus can't get out of his head.

If you enjoy this episode and want to hear it done better, swing on by Professor Alan's page and listen to his Top 10 Wagnerian Jams show.

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Posted: Tuesday August 30, 2016

In this week's ball-webbing episode, Magnus finishes the conclusion of the finale of Tremendous Bendis Weekly, a megaseries dedicated to some comics written by Brian Michael Bendis that are actually pretty rad.

Yes. Rad. Say it out loud, you'll feel better.

Rad...

Anyway, these Bendis comics are mad, bad and rad. And that's why His Excellency is spending so much freaking time talking about Bendis, you see!

The main reason for all this is because of the fact that, let's face it, Bendis has his fair share of detractors.

Whatever the origin of all this belly-aching might be, a lot of comic mavens give Bendis comics the cold shoulder. Or they turn their backs on them. Or they turn their cold backs to the shoulder. Or some freaking expression.

But Magnus is having none of that, boys and girls!

Yes indeed, kiddos, while Magnus is hardly a Bendis devotee (particularly lately), it would be accurate to say that His Excellency has enjoyed several Bendis stories and, it so happens, was in a mood to gab about some Bendis stories.

And, to finally get to the point here, the spotlight shines this week on the 'Fantastic' storyline from Ultimate Fantastic Four #01-#06.

What's so special about Fantastic, you ask? In part, it relates to His Excellency's relative ignorance about Fantastic Four comics; a fact, by the way, Bendis detractors should keep in mind when they type up their weekly hate mail.

For those determined to ruin the Internet for everyone else by perpetuating click-bait on Facebook, "Reed thought Victor was making improvements to the computer but then *THIS* happened!"

In spite of the deluge of ass-kickery in this week's rad episode, Magnus *MADE* time for feedback! Yes indeed! You asked for, begged, demanded and a few of you even threatened. And now it's here! Feedback!

"But Magnus, but Magnus, what about the rest of the backlog of you haven't gotten to yet?"

Patience! That process is beginning this week and there's more to come in the future! So fear not, true believer!

In the meantime, you can still offer your feeble effort at praise and tribute to your Ducé! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, your emperor permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Friday August 26, 2016

I'd usually put together some kind of smartass blurb here but I put together the art for this episode using Gimp, the frustration from which is beginning to tempt me into smashing my computer into a thousand pieces and scattering the splinters to the wind.

You'll take what you get and you'll like it.

Oh, and I talk about religion in this episode. Listener discretion is not only advised, it is actively encouraged.

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Posted: Tuesday August 23, 2016

In this week's ball-stretching episode, Magnus resumes the ongoing continuation of the proceeding of Tremendous Bendis Weekly, a megaseries dedicated to some comics written by Brian Michael Bendis that are actually pretty kewl.

Remember when people used to type "kewl"? And wasn't it rad?

Maybe not...

Anyway, these Bendis comics are pretty rad though and that's why His Excellency is spending so much freaking time talking about them!

The main reason for that is because Bendis certainly has his share of detractors.

Whatever the cause of the discontent might be, a lot of comic mavens turn their noses up merely at the name "Bendis" in the credits.

But Magnus is having none of that, ladies and gentlemen!

Yes indeed, kiddos, while Magnus is hardly a Bendis devotee (particularly lately), it would be accurate to say that His Excellency has enjoyed several Bendis stories and, it so happens, was in a mood to gab about some Bendis stories.

And, to finally get to the point here, the spotlight shines this week on the 'Fantastic' storyline from Ultimate Fantastic Four #01-#06.

What's so special about Fantastic, you ask? In part, it relates to His Excellency's relative ignorance about Fantastic Four comics; a fact, by the way, Bendis detractors should keep in mind when they type up their weekly hate mail.

For those determined to ruin the Internet for everyone else by perpetuating click-bait on Facebook, "Reed thought Victor was making improvements to the computer but then *THIS* happened!"

Due to the deluge of ass-kickery, unfortunately there's just no time for listener feedback this week.

However, there has been a fair amount of feedback (and feed-forward!) fairly recently so this subject hasn't been entirely ignored.

Patience! The vast backlog of feedback will be addressed in due time. Next week, in fact! So fear not, true believer!

In the meantime, though, don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, your emperor permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Wednesday August 17, 2016

What does Magnus want from the DCEU?

Frankly, His Excellency rather enjoys most of what's come so far. But is this the *IDEAL*? Not really.

So because Magnus had nothing better to do, here's a 20'ish minute discussion on what His Excellency's ideal DCEU would be.

How similar *IS* it to what we currently have? Well, answering that here sort of defeats the purpose of listening to this Very Special Trentus Magnus Jabs Reality, now doesn't it?

Suffice it to say, the answer is not what you think. What ever you're thinking, it's totally wrong and the complete opposite of what Magnus wants. Even if two people reading this blurb have totally opposite ideas, they're still both wrong because they're both somehow totally the opposite.

Capice?

Listen and learn, boys and girls!

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Posted: Tuesday August 16, 2016

In this week's ball-blinding episode, Magnus continues the ongoing progression of the unfolding of the protracted furthering of Tremendous Bendis Weekly.

Y'see, boys and girls, Brian Michael Bendis, though widely popular, has his share of detractors.

The potential causes are almost too numerous to mention: his writing style, his prolificacy or his wanton fixation for really freaking long storytelling. I mean, seriously, the guy could hardly be accused of writing for the trade anymore; at one point, it was more like he was writing for the omnibus.

Or it's possible that some of the summer of our Bendis discontent is the product of all those things happening at once simultaneously in concert with each other together all at the same time!

Whatever the case, a lot of comic mavens bristle merely at the name "Brian Michael Bendis" in the writer's credit.

This sort of thing is a bit trendy on the Internet. Or it was at one time, anyway.

But Magnus is having none of it, ladies and gentlemen!

Yes indeed, kiddos, while Magnus is hardly a Bendis devotee, it would be accurate to say that His Excellency has enjoyed several Bendis stories and, it so happens, was in a mood to gab about some Bendis stories.

And, to finally get to the point here, the spotlight shines this week on the 'Underboss' storyline from Daredevil vol. 2 #26-31.

What's so special about Underboss, you ask? Well, giving that all away here would probably harm this episode's download numbers. However, this storyline is what we in the know call "The beginning of the Bendis run proper" for Daredevil. Some really big stuff spun out of this story.

For those determined to ruin the Internet for everyone else by perpetuating click-bait on Facebook, "Kingpin's underlings find out he's been keeping a *VERY* big secret and then *THIS* happens!"

Due to the deluge of ass-kickery, unfortunately there's just no time for listener feedback this week.

However, there has been a fair amount of feedback (and feed-forward!) fairly recently so this subject hasn't been entirely ignored.

Patience! The vast backlog of feedback will be addressed in due time. Fear not!

In the meantime, though, don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, your emperor permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday August 9, 2016

No BS this week, Magnus is exhausted.

This week's shows continues the Tremendous Bendis Weekly megaseries. The Secret War limited series from 2004 is the focus.

Enjoy!

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Posted: Friday August 5, 2016

Magnus has a new job.

Magnus is off to order a pizza now.

Good night.

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Posted: Tuesday August 2, 2016

A new week! A new mega series!

And, yes, a new theme song. It was time.

So anyhoo, in this week's ball-breaking episode, Magnus inaugurates the beginning of the launch of the initial episode of the start of Tremendous Bendis Weekly.

Y'see, kiddies, Brian Michael Bendis is one of those comic pros who epitomizes the wise old adage "Familiarity breeds contempt".

It could be his writing style. It could be his, shall we say, minimalistic style of writing.

Or it could all be totally legitimate!

But whatever the case, a lot of comic geeks grouse and complain when they see the name "Brian Michael Bendis" in the writer section of their comics.

It's sort of a thing on the Internet.

Well, His Excellency is having none of it! Or very little of it anyway. A moderate level of it!

Yes indeed, kiddies, while Magnus is no Bendis devotee, it would still be fair to say that he's enjoyed a bigly number of Bendis comics and, by golly, felt like reading and then, God knows, gabbing about a bigly number of Bendis comics.

And, to finally get to the point here, the spotlight shines this week on New Avengers vol. 01 #01-#06.

What's so special about New Avengers, you ask? For starters, this was a major part of His Excellency's introduction into the Marvel universe. But over and above that, this is just a *FUN* story! Yes, it has the general veneer of "darkness" (whatever that word even means anymore) but underneath that facade, this story is just a lot of fun to read!

Plus!

Plus it kicks off a bit of an epic in the Marvel Universe... the climax of which His Excellency deigned to include Michael Bailey on back in episode #106! So we're going backwards here a little bit. We started with the ending and are only just now getting to the beginning. Maybe, in the end, we'll talk about the middle. Someday. Maybe.

For those determined to ruin the Internet for everyone else by perpetuating click-bait on Facebook, "Five reasons why Breakout is an awesome story! #4 will make you laugh!"

Due to the deluge of ass-kickery, unfortunately there's just no time for listener feedback this week.

However, there has been a fair amount of feedback (and feed-forward!) in recent episodes so this subject hasn't been entirely ignored.

Patience! The vast backlog of feedback will be addressed in due time. Fear not!

In the meantime, though, don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, your emperor permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday July 26, 2016

In this week's ball-stalking episode, Magnus continues his increasingly disaffected look back at the dreaded fourth season of Smallville.

This is the *DREADED* season 4. That's the bad news. And the even worse news is the episodes discussed in this show, namely Jinx, Spell, Bound, Scare, Unsafe and (as a bonus) Pariah, are where the dreaded season 4 *BECOMES* the dreaded season 4.

Prior to this point, the dreaded fourth season was pretty tolerable. Or even really awesome in some cases!

But beginning here, the dreaded season 4 begins a decline from which it never really recovers.

Needless to say, we fans had no idea what was in store for us. And most sadly of all, the worst is still to come.

For those determined to ruin the Internet for everyone else by perpetuating click-bait on Facebook, "You won't believe the idea Magnus had for fixing Smallville's problem with Mxyzptlk!!"

Due to the deluge of ass-kickery, unfortunately there's just no time for listener feedback this week.

However, there has been a fair amount of feedback (and feed-forward!) in recent episodes so this subject hasn't been entirely ignored.

Patience! The vast backlog of feedback will be addressed in due time. Fear not!

In the meantime, though, don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, your emperor permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday July 19, 2016

In this week's ball-freaking episode, Magnus and his loyal sidekick Chris Honeywell conclude the Big Book Report. This week, the curtain rises on the Big Book of Freaks. Much is said about the freaks and weirdos of history. Midgets, sideshow attractions, lobster boys, it's all talked about this week!

Eventually.

But first Magnus and Honeywell talk about food. At great length. All different kinds of food too. Yes, including Explosive Taquerias. So if you're hungry, you'll want to grab a snack before listening to this show.

You know how it's usually a bad idea to go shopping when you're hungry? Same deal here. It's a *REALLY* bad idea to listen to podcasts when you're hungry. Especially this particular podcast. So get your snack-on ahead of time.

Also this week, the usual Trentus Magnus Punches Reality theme song nears retirement. This episode is one of the last times you'll hear it. At least for right now.

All in all, big doings this week!

So what more do you want? Download this episode through iTunes, your browser, your phone or whatever you've got. Crank this sucker up, munch on your salted snack treats and enjoy the discussion!

Due to the avalanche of ass-kickery, unfortunately there was just no time for listener feedback this week. In fairness though, there was a fair amount of feedback (and feed-forward!) not long ago so this subject hasn't been entirely ignored lately.

Patience! The vast backlog of feedback will be addressed in just a few more weeks! You're all closer to it than you think!

In the meantime, though, don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, your emperor permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday July 12, 2016

In this week's ball-searing episode, Magnus concludes the Barbara Gordon/Dick Grayson megaseries. The focus of these episodes has been the evolution of their relationship, which is sometimes cordial and sometimes not. This week, it's committed, confused, romantic and rejected. But never all of those things at the time, thankfully!

The idea for this megaseries came from a Batman comic book reading project your wise emperor fell into not very long at all before recording these episodes. Oddly enough, that was the first His Excellency had even heard of the Babs/Dick relationship! It was a totally new idea here!

This week Birds of Prey #8 and Nightwing Annual #2 come under the microscope and Magnus goes into long, laborious depth as to the nuances and subtleties of the story. Or stories.

These issues see Dick and Barbara try but never quite manage to get on the same page with one another. And how does Kory fit into all this anyway?

Last of all, Trentus Magnus Punches Reality has always depended on music. The thinking goes that even if the episode is no good, at least it sounds great, right? Even so, of nothing is that more true than this Babs/Dick megaseries. Further, this week's theme song is all about the anticipation of seeing that special someone and having an adventure together. If Babs and Dick have a song, undoubtedly it could be this one.

Due to the avalanche of ass-kickery, unfortunately there was just no time for listener feedback this week. In fairness though, there was a fair amount of feedback (and feed-forward!) not long ago so this subject hasn't been entirely ignored lately.

Patience! The vast backlog of feedback will be addressed in just a few more weeks! You're all closer to it than you think!

In the meantime, though, don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, your emperor permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday July 5, 2016

In this week's ball-tearing episode, Magnus continues a Barbara Gordon/Dick Grayson megaseries, the focus of which revolves around the evolution of their relationship. At times it's romantic while other times it's more like a sibling rivalry.

The idea for this megaseries came from a Batman comic book reading project your emperor embarked upon not long before recording these episodes. That is when the Babs/Dick relationship subplot first came up on the radar. It was a totally new idea to Magnus!

This week the curtain rises on Nightwing #101-#106. A little storyline called Nightwing- Year One, written by Chuck Dixon & Scott Beatty and pencilled by the mighty Scott McDaniel.

This storyline sees Dick Grayson say goodbye to his life as Robin and begin crafting a new identity for himself. How did Bruce and Dick ever have their falling out? Why did Dick choose "Nightwing" as his new alias? Will Jason Todd do as well running the Gauntlet as Dick did?

One thing that unfortunately isn't explained is just what the hell Dick was smoking when he designed the high-collared first version of his Nightwing uniform. But, hey, you can't have everything, right?

Then again, this story doesn't require any squinting to fit into your head canon. So there's that, eh?

Finally, Trentus Magnus Punches Reality has always depended on music. Even so, of nothing is that more true than this Babs/Dick megaseries. Further, this week's theme song comes recommended by J. David Weter But You Can Call Him Dave, who said this little tune has always reminded him of Dick Grayson.

Due to the avalanche of ass-kickery, unfortunately there was just no time for listener feedback this week. On the other hand, there has been a fair amount of feedback (and feed-forward!) a few weeks ago so this subject hasn't been entirely ignored lately.

Patience! The vast backlog of feedback will be addressed in only a few more weeks!

In the meantime, though, don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, your emperor permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Friday July 1, 2016

As a kinda sorta not really sequel to episode #141, a very sick Magnus deleriously updates you loyal subjects concerning his second impressions of Batman v Superman. And this goes on great, NyQuil-induced length as Magnus speaks a few somewhat unpleasant truths.

Throughout, His Excellency frequently veers back to Batfleck. One might be tempted to credit the prescription-induced fog for this lack of focus. But in fact the answer is rather simple: Magnus has ADD.

Enjoy this very brief helping of Trentus Magnus Jabs Reality to finish off your week in fine (though scrapy and nasaly) style!

If you're determined to contribute to the ruination of the Internet through idiotic click-bait, "You won't believe how infrequently Magnus coughs in this show! Even stricken, His Excellency is a rugged, hairy-chested man amongst men!"

If that's not good enough for you, tough luck. Magnus is off to lie down for a while now.

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Posted: Tuesday June 28, 2016

In this week's ball-crashing episode, Magnus continues the Batgirl and Robin megaseries all about the relationship between Babs and Dick. It's sometimes romantic. Other times it's more like a sibling rivalry.

The entire concept for this thing came from a Batman comic book binge your wise leader fell into not long before recording this episode, which is just about when the Babs/Dick ship subplot first fell under the microscope.

Yes, Magnus never even knew this subplot existed until then.

This week His Excellency takes a long look at The Batman Adventures #18, #26, #12 and #14 (in that order).

This selection of comics requires a bit of a squint test as The Batman Adventures exists outside the standard DC continuity. But head canon being what it is, there was no way these issues would escape a thorough investigation in light of Babs and Dick's past and, God knows, their future.

If that seems odd, bear in mind that the writer of these issues, Kelley Puckett, has written other comics discussed in this megaseries so there is some creative continuity to be found here.

Again, people, these comic books pass the squint test. Barely. But they pass.

Finally, Trentus Magnus Punches Reality has always revolved a fair amount around music. Of nothing is that more true than this Babs/Dick megaseries. Further, this week's theme song foreshadows Dick chafing in his partnership with Batman. The boy is fast becoming a man.

Due to the avalanche of ass-kickery, unfortunately there was just no time for listener feedback this week. On the other hand, there has been a fair amount of feedback (and feed-forward!) a few weeks ago so this subject hasn't been entirely ignored lately.

Patience! The vast backlog of feedback will be addressed in due time. Fear not! It will require only a few more weeks!

In the meantime, though, don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, your emperor permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday June 21, 2016

In this week's ball-stomping episode, Magnus continues the Batgirl and Robin megaseries, which is a megaseries all about the occasionally romantic relationship between Batgirl and Robin.

Or, more accurately, Babs and Dick.

The entire concept for this thing came from a Batman comic book reading project upon which your wise emperor embarked not long before recording this episode, whereupon he fell unwittingly into the Babs/Dick ship subplot.

This week, the spotlight falls on the Batgirl one-shot from 1997, which was a tie-in to Batman & Robin, as well as the Batgirl- Girlfrenzy one-shot from 1998. These two issues relate to Babs and her determination to overcome, even when faced with psychotic serial killers such as the Joker and Mr. Zsasz.

Unlike other books from this megaseries, the comics discussed in this episode were both written by the same writer (eg, Kelley Puckett) and explore somewhat similar ideas in very different ways. These are worthy follow-ups to Batgirl- Year One... even though that was published after these books...

As a result, these two comics both fit together rather conveniently into my head canon... for those of you who go in for such things.

Finally, Trentus Magnus Punches Reality has always revolved a fair amount around music. Of nothing is that more true than this Babs/Dick megaseries. Further, this week's theme song has a decided Babs-like flavor to it.

Due to the avalanche of ass-kickery, unfortunately there was just no time for listener feedback this week. On the other hand, there has been a fair amount of feedback (and feed-forward!) a few weeks ago so this subject hasn't been entirely ignored lately.

Patience! The vast backlog of feedback will be addressed in due time. Fear not!

In the meantime, though, don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, your emperor permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday June 14, 2016

This week is a ball-kicking episode! Look at the artwork! Batgirl is kicking a bad guy in the balls! The BALLS! How was I *EVER* not using this for the art this week! So here we go!

In this week's ball-kicking episode, Magnus continues the Batgirl and Robin epic megaseries! This one's all about Barbara Gordon, Dick Grayson and their rather bizarre relationship!

You see, boys and girls, this all spun out of a Batman comic book reading project your wise emperor undertook a week or three before recording these episodes, whereupon he discovered the Babs/Dick ship subplot.

Yes, this subplot was completely invisible to Magnus prior to just a few months ago. Really!

This week, the spotlight falls on the Batgirl- Year One miniseries, which modernizes and updates Babs' entry point into the DCU. Or DCM. Or whatever the hell they call it this week.

Even though this is certainly an update, it is striking (no, really, *YOU WILL BE STRUCK*) how faithful this enterprise is overall to Barbara's original introduction.

Much fun is had but, perhaps most importantly, Magnus has a whole new appreciation for Babs and her badassitude!

Finally, Trentus Magnus Punches Reality has always depended a fair amount of music. Of nothing is that more true than this Babs/Dick megaseries.

Due to the avalanche of ass-kickery, unfortunately there was just no time for listener feedback this week.

However, there has been a fair amount of feedback (and feed-forward!) in fairly recent episodes so this subject hasn't been entirely ignored.

Patience! The vast backlog of feedback will be addressed in due time. Fear not!

In the meantime, though, don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, your emperor permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday June 7, 2016

In this week's ball-training episode, Magnus kicks off a new epic megaseries! Yes indeedy, this one's dedicated to Batgirl and Robin.

Or, more accurately, Barbara Gordon and Dick Grayson.

This all spun out of a Batman comic book reading project your brave leader undertook a week or three before recording this episode, whereupon he fell ass-backwards into the Babs/Dick ship subplot.

This week, the spotlight falls on Robin Annual #04, Robin- The Gauntlet and the Robin- Year One miniseries. These form the basic seeds of where Dick Grayson started in the post-Zero Hour DCU.

In spite of the fact that different creative teams handled different books that will be discussed through this megaseries, it's truly astounding how well these books all fit together in a weird type of head canon... for those of you who go in for such things.

Due to the avalanche of ass-kickery, unfortunately there was just no time for listener feedback this week.

However, there has been a fair amount of feedback (and feed-forward!) in recent episodes so this subject hasn't been entirely ignored.

Patience! The vast backlog of feedback will be addressed in due time. Fear not!

In the meantime, though, don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, your emperor permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday May 31, 2016

In this week's ball-operating episode, Magnus continues his kind of affectionate look back at the dreaded fourt season of Smallville.

This is the *DREADED* season 4. That's the bad news. The good news is the episodes discussed in this show, namely Gone, Facade, Devoted, Run and Transference, are actually really solid. In fact, you could reasonably argue that the dreaded fourth season's positive reputation comes almost entirely from these episodes. If you subtract Gone, Facade, Devoted, Run and Transference from this dreaded season, you're left with a hot mess.

When people speak in positive terms about this dreaded season, mostly these are the shows they mention. The absence of most subsequent episodes is rather telling, isn't it?

Because of that, there won't be as much moral outrage as there was in the first episode of the dreaded season 4 retrospective nor will there be the mandatory alcohol-induced catharsis caused by subsequent episodes.

Gone, Facade, Devoted, Run and Transference exist in their own unique bubble, a calm before the storm, that period in the fourth season's run when all mostly seemed to be on the up and up.

Needless to say, fans had no idea what lay in store.

But that's the future! In the here and now, Gone, Facade, Devoted, Run and Transference are a fun batch of episodes and your wise leader has mostly positive things to say about them.

For those determined to ruin the Internet for everyone else by perpetuating click-bait on Facebook, "Your brain will melt listening to Magnus tie Facade to Devoted in one easy step!"

Due to the avalanche of ass-kickery, unfortunately there was just no time for listener feedback this week.

However, there has been a fair amount of feedback (and feed-forward!) in recent episodes so this subject hasn't been entirely ignored.

Patience! The vast backlog of feedback will be addressed in due time. Fear not!

In the meantime, though, don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, your emperor permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday May 24, 2016

In this week's ball-crashing episode, Magnus is rejoined by Chris Honeywell, benefactor, co-host and co-founder of Two True Freaks, for another entry in the Big Book Report.

The Big Book Report is a series not long for this world dedicated to paying homage to the DC/Paradox Press line of Big Books.

This week the curtain rises on the Big Book of Bad, the thirteenth volume in the Big Book series. The focus in this graphic novel is evil.

Fictional evil, such as Dracula, or real life evil, such as Joseph Stalin, everything gets put under the microscope here.

And it all happens very slowly as Magnus and Honeywell have never met a tangent, diversion or meander they didn't love.

Car crashes, failed relationships, nothing gets ignored here... even if it perhaps should have been.

Due to the avalanche of ass-kickery, unfortunately there was just no time for listener feedback this week.

However, there has been a fair amount of feedback (and feed-forward!) in recent episodes so this subject hasn't been entirely ignored.

Patience! The vast backlog of feedback will be addressed in due time. Fear not!

In the meantime, though, don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, your emperor permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday May 17, 2016

In this week's ball-ranting episode, the Great Goof of 2016 concludes! As it turns out, Magnus originally intended to gab about all things X-Men- Age of Apocalypse. But a lot of things went wrong with that.

So why not talk about current goings on with DC?

That ambition saw Magnus joining two separate episodes together into one giant smorgasbord of awesome!

Magnus rambles about the New 52 and then also gives his initial thoughts about news concerning DC Rebirth.

But that's not all!

Not content with merely voicing his own mind, a call was put out for listeners to submit feed-forward so that their thoughts can also be given voice in this episode, as only Magnus can do!

For those determined to ruin the Internet for everyone else by perpetuating click-bait on Facebook, "You won't believe the board game commercial that gets played in this show!"

In spite of the avalanche of ass-kickery this week, there was *FINALLY* some time to work through a little bit of feedback! Magnus promised he'd start working through feedback soon and he, as a benevolent leader, is a man of his word.

That's the good news!

The maybe not-so-good news is that it will be a while yet before there's a chance for more feedback.

But in the meantime, don't let that get you down! As ever, you can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, your emperor permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday May 10, 2016

Okay, for the third time...

In this week's ball-vanishing episode, the Great Goof of 2016 continues! You see, boys and girls, His Excellency is officially supposed to winding through the X-Men- Age of Apocalypse storyline. But, suffice it to say, things didn't exactly play out that way.

So why not do a commentary?

Yes indeedy, Magnus decided to take a fond look back at the fourth season Knight Rider episode "Deadly Knightshade".

Thrill to His Excellency's Knight Rider origin story! Gasp in wonder as Magnus explains why Templeton is an awesome Knight Rider villain! Swoon over His Excellency's appreciation for classical music (and pocket lint!)!

Yes, folks, it's all here!

For those determined to ruin the Internet for everyone else by perpetuating click-bait on Facebook, "You'll question which team Magnus plays for when you hear what he says about Templeton!"

In spite of the avalanche of ass-kickery this week, there was *FINALLY* some time to work through a little bit of feedback! Magnus promised he'd start working through feedback soon and he, as a benevolent leader, is a man of his word.

That's the good news!

The maybe not-so-good news is that it will be a while yet before there's a chance for more feedback.

But in the meantime, don't let that get you down! As ever, you can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, your emperor permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday May 3, 2016

In this week's ball-rambling episode, Magnus totally goofs up. Technically this week's subject matter was supposed to be X-Men- Age of Apocalypse. But that ended up crashing down around your leader's ears for various reasons.

For that reason, Michael Bailey, host and founder of Views from the Longbox and co-host and co-founder of From Crisis to Crisis: A Superman Podcast, volunteered his services for another Shoot the Sh** show.

In other words, when all is said and done, Bailey will have guest starred on exactly half of this cycle's six episodes. And believe it or not, this was entirely unplanned.

Bailey and Magnus talk at great length about fandom, Smallville, the state of Superman in big screen live action and life in general.

For those determined to ruin the Internet for everyone else by perpetuating click-bait on Facebook, "You won't believe what Magnus compares comic book fandom to!"

Due to the avalanche of ass-kickery, unfortunately there was just no time for listener feedback this week.

Something will need to be done about the backlog of feedback. But don't worry, loyal subjects, your leader has a few ideas.

But in the meantime, don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, your emperor permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday April 26, 2016

In this week's ball-snikting episode, Magnus concludes the Brother Fights Brother miniseries, a three-part miniseries all about Marvel's Civil War.

Do you wonder why Magnus chose right now to look back at Civil War rather than six months ago or six months from now? Gee...

This week's adventure finds Magnus saluting Civil War- X-Men, which shows the team reacting to the Superhuman Registration Act being signed into law. Also, there's the Wolverine 'Vendetta' storyline, which unmasks the true villain responsible for the destruction in Stamford.

As Magnus is a complete neophyte when it comes to the X-Men, the mutant perspective on all these matters is completely new and absolutely fascinating!

For those determined to ruin the Internet for everyone else by perpetuating click-bait on Facebook, "You won't believe which tragedy Magnus compares the Stamford explosion to!"

Due to the avalanche of ass-kickery, unfortunately there was just no time for listener feedback this week.

Something will need to be done about the backlog of feedback. But don't worry, loyal subjects, your leader has a few ideas.

But in the meantime, don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, your emperor permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday April 19, 2016

In this week's ball-confessing episode, Magnus continues Brother Fights Brother, a three-part miniseries all about Marvel's Civil War.

One wonders why Magnus chose now to talk about Civil War rather than six months ago or six months from now. Hmm...

Anyway, joining in for the fun this week once again is Michael Bailey, host of From Crisis to Crisis: A Superman Podcast, Views from the Longbox and other podcasts too numerous to mention.

This week's adventure finds Bailey and your wise leader winding down their discussion of Civil War as a storyline and beginning an investigation of Civil War tie-in books.

Points are made, character motivations are considered, tears are cried, feelings are validated, tempers are lost, blood is shed and overall a wonderful time is had by all!

For those determined to ruin the Internet for everyone else by perpetuating click-bait on Facebook, "You won't believe the reason why Trentus Magnus Punches Reality is a one-man show!"

Due to the avalanche of ass-kickery, unfortunately there was just no time for listener feedback this week.

Something will need to be done about the backlog of feedback. But don't worry, loyal subjects, your leader has a few ideas.

But in the meantime, don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, your emperor permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday April 12, 2016

In this week's ball-rebelling episode, Magnus kicks off a new a three-part miniseries all about Marvel's Civil War.

Gee, could this possibly be a tie-in with Captain America: Civil War?

Joining in for the fun this week is Michael Bailey, host of From Crisis to Crisis: A Superman Podcast, Views from the Longbox, Bailey's Batman Podcast and other podcasts too numerous to mention here. Suffice it to say, he's a very busy man!

This week's adventure starts off literally with a bang, His Excellency's lovely girlfriend drops by for a *VERY* brief cameo appearance and, oh yeah, Magnus and Bailey shoot the bull about the Illuminati one-shot special before diving balls-first into a hard, deep, lengthy, penetrating discussion of the Civil War miniseries.

Points are raised, political ramifications are considered, real life comparisons are somewhat artfully avoided and a wonderful time is had by all!

For those determined to ruin the Internet for everyone else by perpetuating click-bait on Facebook, "Bailey said *WHAT* about Alex Maleev?!"

Due to the avalanche of ass-kickery, unfortunately there was just no time for listener feedback this week.

Something will need to be done about the backlog of feedback. But don't worry, loyal subjects, your leader has a few ideas.

But in the meantime, don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, the leader permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday April 5, 2016

In this week's ball-grabbing episode, Magnus begins Phase Two of the Smallville retrospective. In this week's adventure, His Excellency Magnus talks about the dreaded fourth season premiere, Crusade.

No, really! That's it! Just one episode! Talking just about Crusade uses up all the time Magnus had for this week.

So what could possibly take one hour, three minutes and thirty-three seconds? Well, there's only one way to get the answer to that, eh?

During Smallville Phase One, the policy was to guard against spoilers. But that's going straight down the tubes for the dreaded fourth season retrospective as the decree has been handed down from on high that the dreaded season four's story points are mostly not worth protecting.

The word "mostly" is a tell. There is one spoiler that your leader can only stomach talking about just once. But all other spoilers are fair game this season.

For those determined to ruin the Internet for everyone else by perpetuating click-bait on Facebook, "You won't believe what Magnus says about the perverts he went to school with!"

Due to the avalanche of ass-kickery, unfortunately there was just no time for listener feedback this week.

Something will need to be done about the backlog of feedback. But don't worry, loyal subjects, your leader has a few ideas.

But in the meantime, don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, the leader permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday March 29, 2016

Hot off the presses! Recorded mere hours ago is this week's ball-battling episode, wherein Magnus is joined by Jon M. Wilson for the final time (for now) to talk about their first impressions of Batman v Superman- Dawn of Justice.

This Superman/Batman megaseries has been all about saluting Batman comics, Superman comics and Batman & Superman comics! But those things are all behind us now! And now it's time to gab about the movie, which was the entire point of this exercise to begin with!

The title of this week's episode was generously provided by Todd Strickland, one of His Excellency's loyal subjects.

This week the discussion is (relatively) short, sweet and to the point; exactly one hour and 32 minutes of badass discussion.

For those determined to ruin the Internet for everyone else by perpetuating click-bait on Facebook, "Can you believe the conspiracy theory about Batman's dream that Magnus laid out?!"

Due to the avalanche of bare-chested awesomeness in this week's show, unfortunately there was just no time for listener feedback this week.

A plan has been formed to be deal with the backlog of feedback but it's far too early to go into details beyond that. Even so, fear not, loyal subjects! Your leader will reveal all in due course.

In the meantime, don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, the leader permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday March 22, 2016

In this week's ball-rescuing episode, Magnus is joined by Jon M. Wilson one last time to conclude the ultra super mega epic 13-part Batman v. Superman megaseries epic of ultra superness!

This megaseries has been all about saluting Batman comics, Superman comics and Batman & Superman comics! This marks the conclusion to a five hour long Man of Steel retrospective, followed next week by an episode all about Magnus and Jon's initial reactions to Batman v Superman!

This week, Magnus and Jon consumate their long, hard and deep penetration of 2013's Man of Steel. Yes indeed, the end is finally ending! Jon and a flu-stricken Magnus finally say everything they have to say about Man of Steel (as of a year ago, at least).

As ever, disregard some of the remarks by Jon and Magnus about this retrospective being contained all in one episode or even two episodes. It will be three episodes: 138, 139 and 140

For those determined to ruin the Internet for everyone else by perpetuating click-bait on Facebook, "You won't believe who introduces this week's show!"

Due to the avalanche of bare-chested awesomeness in this week's show, unfortunately there was just no time for listener feedback this week.

A plan has been formed to be deal with the backlog of feedback but it's far too early to go into details beyond that. Even so, fear not, loyal subjects! Your leader will reveal all in due course.

In the meantime, don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, the leader permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday March 15, 2016

In this week's ball-burying episode, Magnus is once again joined by Jon M. Wilson to continue winding down the ultra super mega epic 13-part Batman v. Superman megaseries epic of ultra superness!

This megaseries has been all about saluting Batman comics, Superman comics and Batman & Superman comics! Starting next week is a five hour long Man of Steel retrospective as well spread across three episodes followed, finally, by an initial reaction episode for Batman v Superman!

This week, Magnus and Jon eschew comics altogether and continue a long, fond look back at 2013's Man of Steel. Yes indeed, for episodes 138, 139 and 140, Jon and a flu-stricken Magnus gab all about Man of Steel, yammer briefly about the Amazing Spider-Man movies, circle back to MOS and basically have a great old time.

As ever, disregard some of the remarks by Jon and Magnus about this retrospective being contained all in one episode or even two episodes. It will be three episodes: 138, 139 and 140

It works out to five hours in total. No fooling either. Five! Hours! Of Man of Steel discussion with Magnus and Jon. You can count 'em if you want. Five! Five hours!

For those determined to ruin the Internet for everyone else by perpetuating click-bait on Facebook, "Can you believe Wilson and Magnus are already finished with talking about this other superhero movie? Man of Steel resumes!"

Due to the avalanche of bare-chested awesomeness in this week's show, unfortunately there was just no time for listener feedback this week.

A plan has been formed to be deal with the backlog of feedback but it's far too early to go into details beyond that. Even so, fear not, loyal subjects! Your leader will reveal all in due course.

In the meantime, don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, the leader permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday March 8, 2016

In this week's ball-analyzing episode, Magnus is once again rejoined by Jon M. Wilson to begin winding down the ultra super mega epic 13-part Batman v. Superman megaseries epic of ultra superness!

This megaseries has been all about saluting Batman comics, Superman comics and Batman & Superman comics! Starting next week is a five hour long Man of Steel retrospective as well spread across three episodes followed, finally, by an initial reaction episode for Batman v Superman!

In terms of comics, this megaseries is all about the old, the new and a tasteful selection of stuff in between!

But this week, things take a turn as Magnus and Jon eschew comics altogether to begin a long, fond look back at 2013's Man of Steel. Yes indeed, for episodes 138, 139 and 140, Jon and a flu-stricken Magnus analyze Man of Steel, talk about how awesome some things are, what maybe could've been handled better and generally have a great old time.

Disregard some of the remarks by Jon and Magnus about this retrospective being contained all in one episode or even two episodes. It will be three episodes: 138, 139 and 140

Altogether, it works out to five hours. I kid thee negative! Five! Hours! Of Man of Steel discussion with Magnus and Jon.

But that's not all! The conversation wanders, as it tends to do when Magnus and Jon get together, and there's even some discussion about the Amazing Spider-Man films here too. Not much! But a little.

For those determined to ruin the Internet for everyone else by perpetuating click-bait on Facebook, "You won't believe how long ago this show was recorded!"

Due to the avalanche of bare-chested awesomeness in this week's show, unfortunately there was just no time for listener feedback this week.

A plan has been formed to be deal with the backlog of feedback but it's far too early to go into details beyond that. Even so, fear not, loyal subjects! Your leader will reveal all in due course.

In the meantime, don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, the leader permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday March 1, 2016

Even when he's late, Magnus is still on time!

In this week's ball-pairing episode, Magnus is rejoined by Jon M. Wilson to conclude the comic book-oriented portion of the ultra super mega epic 13-part Batman v. Superman megaseries epic of ultra superness!

This part of the megaseries has been all about saluting Batman comics, Superman comics and Batman & Superman comics! Starting next week is a five hour long Man of Steel retrospective as well spread across three episodes followed, finally, by an initial reaction episode for Batman v Superman!

In terms of comics, this megaseries is all about the old, the new and a tasteful selection of stuff in between!

In this week's adventure, Magnus and Wilson majestically turn their collective attention to another crucial turning point in Superman and Batman's publishing history. Yes indeed, the guys take a moment to pay homage to Dark Knight Over Metropolis.

And by "a moment" I mean they spend nearly four hours working their way through it. No, really. Four hours! You can count 'em if you want. Four. Freaking. Hours. Of discussion about Dark Knight Over Metropolis.

For those determined to ruin the Internet for everyone else by perpetuating click-bait on Facebook, "You won't believe how many tangents Magnus and Jon get lost in!"

Due to the avalanche of rugged awesomeness in this week's show, unfortunately there was just no time for listener feedback this week.

A plan has been formed to be deal with the backlog of feedback but it's far too early to go into details beyond that. Even so, fear not, loyal subjects! Your leader will reveal all in due course.

In the meantime, don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, the leader permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Wednesday February 24, 2016

Magnus and Honeywell join forces to talk about the Team Negative One preservation of Star Wars... and the ensuing controversy in a very special episode of Trentus Magnus Jabs Reality.

Best of all, it's an episode entirely devoid of politics! What's not to like?

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Posted: Tuesday February 23, 2016

In this week's ball-stalking episode, Magnus is rejoined by Jon M. Wilson to begin winding up the comic book-oriented portion of the ultra super mega epic 13-part Batman v. Superman megaseries epic of ultra superness!

This megaseries is all about saluting Batman comics, Superman comics and Batman & Superman comics! Oh yeah, and there will also be a lengthy Man of Steel retrospective as well as an initial reaction episode for Batman v Superman!

In terms of comics, this megaseries is all about the old, the new and a tasteful selection of stuff in between!

In this week's adventure, Magnus and Wilson imperiously turn their collective attention to a crucial turning point in Superman's publishing history. Yes indeed, the guys talk about Superman #1 cover dated January 1987.

And because they both suffer from the devil's own case of ADD, they spend over two and a half hours working their way through it. No kidding! 2 hours, 42 minutes, 51 seconds of Superman #1 discussion.

But that's not all that happens in these issues! Nope! An important character from the Silver Age gets an extensive makeover, forever altering his destiny in the Superman mythos!

For those determined to ruin the Internet for everyone else by perpetuating click-bait on Facebook, "Magnus melts Wilson's brain with a Post-Crisis Superman conspiracy theory!"

Due to the avalanche of rugged awesomeness in this week's show, unfortunately there was just no time for listener feedback this week.

A plan has been formed to be deal with the backlog of feedback but it's far too early to go into details beyond that. Even so, fear not, loyal subjects! Your leader will reveal all in due course.

In the meantime, don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, the leader permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Friday February 19, 2016

In this special edition of Trentus Magnus Punches Jabs Reality, Magnus is joined by former Carthage, New York mayoral candidate Chris Honeywell for an affectionate, non-partisan review of the state of affairs with the current Presidential primaries through the end of New Hampshire.

Ideas are bandied about and while sides are rarely taken, listener-discretion is nevertheless advised (hell, it's *ACTIVELY ENCOURAGED*) because of the potentially sensitive nature of the discussion.

No candidates are criticized and sides really aren't taken on most issues; the conversation revolves primarily around election 2016 as a media event. But, seriously, *BE ADVISED THAT THIS IS POLITICAL AND THUS POTENTIALLY BOTHERSOME*. You've been warned. So don't gripe at Magnus because he or Honeywell said something you don't like.

Chris can be griped at by sending email to twotruefreaks@gmail.com however. :)

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Posted: Monday February 15, 2016

In this week's ball-dreaming episode, Magnus continues the ultra super mega epic 13-part Batman v. Superman megaseries epic!

The objective of this megaseries is to salute Batman comics, Superman comics and Batman & Superman comics!

In terms of comics, this megaseries is all about the old, the new and a tasteful selection of stuff in between!

In this week's adventure, Magnus turns his attention on one of the most important pivot-points in the Dark Knight's extensive publishing history. Batman has been deeply affected by then recent events in his life and these comics begin hinting at what in store for the character.

The crying shame is *NOBODY* recognizes that. Nobody, that is, except for your fearless leader!

But that's not all that happens in these issues! Nope! A major character gets an extensive makeover, forever altering his destiny in the comics world.

Due to the avalanche of rugged awesomeness in this week's show, unfortunately there was just no time for listener feedback this week.

A plan has been formed to be deal with the backlog of feedback but it's far too early to go into details beyond that. Even so, fear not, loyal subjects! Your leader will reveal all in due course.

In the meantime, don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, the leader permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday February 9, 2016

In this week's ball-stabbing episode, Magnus wraps up Phase One of the Smallville retrospective. In this week's adventure, Talisman, Forsaken and Covenant from the Mighty Season 3 are all analyzed to borderline pornographic extremes. Plot lines are put under the microscope, character arcs are combed through, everything gets dropped into a blender and put on Puree and all in all Smallville Phase One has been officially subjected to a degree of analysis and critique that nobody has ever attempted before.

Many revelations are made in this batch of episodes, not least of which being current goings on with Lex's investigation of the Kent family in general and Clark in particular.

But the best is yet to come! Yes, beginning in April the spotlight falls on Smallville Phase Two beginning with the dreaded season 4.

For those determined to ruin the Internet for everyone else by perpetuating click-bait on Facebook, "Magnus said *WHAT* about KFC?!"

Due to the avalanche of ass-kickery, unfortunately there was just no time for listener feedback this week.

Something will need to be done about the backlog of feedback. But don't worry, loyal subjects, your leader has a few ideas.

But in the meantime, don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, the leader permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday February 2, 2016

In this week's ball-rustling episode, Magnus and Two True Freaks superstar Chris Honeywell begin winding down the Big Book Report series.

This week the Big Book Reporters run their mouths virtually non-stop about the Big Book of the Weird, Wild West.

When you think about it, the Wild West was a pretty bizarre time in American history, and this Big Book does a thorough job of documenting many oddities from that period of time. From medicine shows to cowboys vs. flying saucers, from cannibals to wannabe outlaws, no stone is left unturned in this discussion.

But that comes later. Before all that stuff, the Big Book Reporters exhibit Satan's own case of ADD and follow every single tangent that comes their way.

Due to the avalanche of covered wagon awesomeness in this week's show, unfortunately there was just no time for listener feedback this week.

A plan has been formed to be deal with the backlog of feedback but it's far too early to go into details beyond that. Even so, fear not, loyal subjects! Your leader will reveal all in due course.

In the meantime, don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, the leader permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday January 26, 2016

In this week's ball-coinciding episode, Magnus continues the ultra super mega epic 13-part Batman v. Superman megaseries epic!

The objective of this megaseries is to salute Batman comics, Superman comics and Batman & Superman comics!

In terms of comics, this megaseries has covered and will cover the oldest of the old, the newest of the new and a tasteful selection of everything in between!

In this week's adventure, the curtain rises on one of the oldest of the old as Magnus gabs, jabbers and yammers about Action Comics #252!

This is one of the most important Silver Age Superman comics ever and generally one of the most important Silver Age comics of all time. There's more inventiveness, creativity and imagination in this one issue than in entire years' worth of new comics.

It's nothing but a Silver Age lovefest as Magnus rambles virtually nonstop about this amazing issue.

Due to the avalanche of rugged awesomeness in this week's show, unfortunately there was just no time for listener feedback this week.

A plan has been formed to be deal with the backlog of feedback but it's far too early to go into details beyond that. Even so, fear not, loyal subjects! Your leader will reveal all in due course.

In the meantime, don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, the leader permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday January 19, 2016

In this week's ball-hanging episode, Magnus continues the epic ultra super mega deluxe Special Edition 13-part Batman v. Superman megaseries epic!

The objective of this megaseries is to salute Batman comics, Superman comics and Batman & Superman comics!

In terms of comics, this megaseries has covered and will cover the oldest of the old, the newest of the new and a tasteful selection of everything in between!

In this week's adventure, Magnus gabs about Batman- Dark Victory!

Yes, a Jeph Loeb comic book.

This sequel to the Long Halloween completes the transition from Batman's world as we first saw it in Year One to what it had become in the 1990's.

Considering the fact that this is a Jeph Loeb comment, it's perfectly valid to ask if His Excellency had another meltdown over it or if he actually enjoyed himself for a change.

Giving that away here would be rather pointless, would it not?

But that's not all! In the second segment, your leader takes a moment to acknowledge that this past summer marked the 20th anniversary of Batman Forever, one of the most underrated Batman films of all time.

For those determined to ruin the Internet for everyone else by perpetuating click-bait on Facebook, "His Excellency's near death experience will shock and amaze you!"

Due to the blitzkrieg of ass-kickery, unfortunately there was just no time for listener feedback this week.

Something will need to be done about the backlog of feedback. But don't worry, loyal subjects, your leader has a few ideas and you can expect to hear more on them as time progresses, moves forward and passes by. That day draws closer, ever closer!

But in the meantime, don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, the leader permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday January 12, 2016

In this week's ball-betraying episode, Magnus is once again joined by Jon M. Wilson to continue the epic ultra super mega deluxe Special Edition 13-part Batman v. Superman megaseries epic!

The objective of this megaseries is to salute Batman comics, Superman comics and Batman & Superman comics!

In terms of comics, this megaseries has covered and will cover the oldest of the old, the newest of the new and a tasteful selection of everything in between!

In this week's adventure, the spotlight falls on the then brand spanking new Superman Earth One vol. 03!

Yes, Magnus and Wilson recorded this episode nanoseconds after the hardcover was released specifically so that both of their immediate impressions will be forever immortalized and neither will be able to deny their initial comments.

Victory laps are run, trash is talked, writing is evaluated, art is appreciated (though not overly so) and there is gloating to spare.

For those determined to ruin the Internet for everyone else by perpetuating click-bait on Facebook, "You won't believe what Wilson was doing while recording this episode!"

Due to the blitzkrieg of ass-kickery, unfortunately there was just no time for listener feedback this week.

Something will need to be done about the backlog of feedback. But don't worry, loyal subjects, your leader has a few ideas and you can expect to hear more on them as time progresses, moves forward and passes by. That day draws closer, ever closer!

But in the meantime, don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, the leader permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Friday January 8, 2016

By popular demand, a short, sweet Trentus Magnus Jabs Reality special. You guys have been beating down my door wanting to know what I think of the Force Awakens. So here it is!

His Excellency Magnus avoided all spoilers concerning the Force Awakens and even avoided other podcasters reacting to the movie before recording. What ensues is about 15 or so minutes of off-the-cuff reaction that isn't influenced by anybody else.

Listener discretion is advised! No, really, you should think twice about listening to this show because you may not like some of the stuff I have to say.

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Posted: Tuesday January 5, 2016

In this week's ball-burning episode, Magnus continues the ultra super mega deluxe Special Edition 13-part Batman v. Superman megaseries epic!

The objective here is to take salute Batman comics, Superman comics and Batman & Superman comics!

In terms of comics, this megaseries has covered and will cover the oldest of the old, the newest of the new and a tasteful selection of everything in between!

In this week's adventure, the spotlight falls on the oldest of the old as Magnus talks about Detective Comics #28-#37.

This is the earliest incarnation of Batman (unless The Shadow counts) where the character, his world and his entire genre all begin getting defined.

For those determined to ruin the Internet for everyone else by perpetuating click-bait on Facebook, "You'll be shocked to hear when this episode was originally intended to be released!"

Due to the avalanche of ass-kickery, unfortunately there was just no time for listener feedback this week.

Something will need to be done about the backlog of feedback. But don't worry, loyal subjects, your leader has a few ideas and you can expect to hear more on them as time progresses, moves forward and passes by.

But in the meantime, don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, the leader permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday December 29, 2015

In this week's ball-reanimating episode, Magnus and loyal podcasting vassal Jon M. Wilson of the Avengers Inspiration podcast continue the ultra super mega deluxe Special Edition 13-part Batman v. Superman megaseries epic!

The objective here is to take salute Batman comics, Superman comics and Batman & Superman comics!

In terms of comics, this megaseries has covered and will cover the oldest of the old, the newest of the new and a tasteful selection of everything in between!

In this week's adventure, His Excellency and Jon spend nearly three hours picking through Superman #248 and #258 at a level that can only be called microscopic.

Character motivations are dissected, covers are adored, art is drooled over and the tangents are many and briefly between.

For those determined to ruin the Internet for everyone else by perpetuating click-bait on Facebook, "You'll be amazed to find out what Wilson thinks about Bronze Age Lois!"

Due to the avalanche of ass-kickery, unfortunately there was just no time for listener feedback this week.

Something will need to be done about the backlog of feedback. But don't worry, loyal subjects, your leader has a few ideas and you can expect to hear more on them as time progresses, moves forward and passes by.

But in the meantime, don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, the leader permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday December 22, 2015

In this week's ball-robbing episode, THIS IS IT!! Magnus kicks off the ultra super mega deluxe Special Edition epic, the 13-part Batman v. Superman megaseries, an ultra super mega deluxe mega epic of mega epicness and epic meganess in thirteen parts of mega epic so on and so forth!

The objective here is to take salute Batman comics, Superman comics and Batman & Superman comics!

This megaseries will cover the oldest of the old, the newest of the new and a tasteful selection of everything in between!

Joining in on the fun this week is a Trentus Magnus Punches Reality long time friend Jon M. Wilson!

In this week's adventure, Wilson and Magnus discuss Batman #227 & Batman #234 at great, deep, penetrating length. What did they think? Were these comics great? Or were they the GREATEST? The only way to find out for sure is by listening!

For those determined to ruin the Internet for everyone else by perpetuating click-bait on Facebook, "You won't believe which incarnation of Batman that Jon M. Wilson compares a Bronze Age Batman story to!"

Due to the avalanche of ass-kickery, unfortunately there was just no time for listener feedback this week.

Something will need to be done about the backlog of feedback. But don't worry, loyal subjects, your leader has a few ideas and you can expect to hear more on them as time progresses, moves forward and passes by.

But in the meantime, don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, the leader permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday December 15, 2015

In this week's ball-hypnotizing episode, Magnus continues the Smallville retrospective. In this week's adventure, Resurrection, Crisis, Legacy, Truth and Memoria from the Mighty Season 3 are put under the microscope. Plot lines are put together, character arcs are pulled apart, everything gets dropped into a blender and put on High and it would be fairly safe to say that nobody but nobody has ever analyzed Smallville to this nearly pornographic level.

Many revelations are made in this batch of episodes, arguably none more shocking than goings on related to Clark and Lex's respective mothers.

But that's not all! Once the Smallville discussion has run its course, Magnus looks to the future and gives a glimpse of coming attractions planned for 2016.

For those determined to ruin the Internet for everyone else by perpetuating click-bait on Facebook, "You won't believe which beloved fanboy movie Magnus compares Memoria to!"

Due to the avalanche of ass-kickery, unfortunately there was just no time for listener feedback this week.

Something will need to be done about the backlog of feedback. But don't worry, loyal subjects, your leader has a few ideas.

But in the meantime, don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, the leader permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Wednesday December 9, 2015

A Trentus Magnus Jabs Reality Special! His Excellency and Jon M. Wilson react to and simultaneously reflect upon the new Batman v Superman trailer!

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Posted: Tuesday December 8, 2015

In this week's ball-beating episode, Magnus once again teams up with Chris Honeywell from Two True Freaks to talk about roving gangs, the criminal underworld and thug-life forever. Yes indeed, this is another entry in the Big Book Report.

In this week's adventure, the Big Book Reporters work their way through the Big Book of Thugs from DC/Paradox Press.

It's a long sordid tale of thieves, scum and every kind of reject you can imagine. And that's all before talking about the characters featured in the book!

What did it take to build America? Who in his right mind would be crazy enough to even try? And what are the lasting legacies of the expansionist era of the United States?

All these subjects and more are discussed this week!

For those determined to ruin the Internet for everyone else by perpetuating click-bait on Facebook, "Honeywell's encounter with mob thugs will make you pee your pants!"

Due to the avalanche of ass-kickery, unfortunately there was just no time for listener feedback this week.

Something will need to be done about the backlog of feedback. But don't worry, loyal subjects, your leader has a few ideas.

But in the meantime, don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, the leader permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday December 1, 2015

In this week's ball-banning episode, Magnus throws everything on pause to talk about a long, drawn out and rather unhappy story of how he got banned from Facebook over the summer... and also the harrowing tale of how he reclaimed what is rightfully his!

It's an epic tale that spans years as Magnus recounts the Secret Origin of the name Trentus Magnus and the exact set of circumstances that led to the temporary banning.

The telling of said story necessarily diverges from the topics and discussions for which Trentus Magnus Punches Reality is famous. And many of those topics may be a bitter pill for some followers. Listener discretion is advised!

For those determined to ruin the Internet for everyone else by perpetuating click-bait on Facebook, "Ten reasons why Magnus was banned from Facebook. #7 will make you laugh your balls off, glue them back on and then laugh them off again."

Due to the avalanche of ass-kickery, unfortunately there was just no time for listener feedback this week.

Something will need to be done about the backlog of feedback. But don't worry, loyal subjects, your leader has a few ideas.

But in the meantime, don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, the leader permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday November 24, 2015

In this week's ball-clouding episode, Magnus is forced to change the subject for reasons that will become clear later.

For right now, this is a show that's been planned since the very beginning of Trentus Magnus Punches Reality. It's been delayed for various reasons on too many occasions to count but this week offered the perfect opportunity to do a show about The Shadow Strikes #01, written by Gerard Jones and illustrated by Eduardo Barreto.

The Shadow unexpectedly reconnects with an old flame from the old world. Meanwhile, the lovely Margot Lane becomes embroiled in a mysterious cult led by a nigh-mythic figure from the early 20th century.

Fact and fiction collide in this, the first issue of an epic comic book series. Who can say where fact ends and fiction begins?

Or which is which?

Once that's all over, Magnus takes the occasion to yammer on about 'Dead Again', a Superman storyline from 1994 which the hosts of From Crisis to Crisis have been covering for a while now. And, in typical Magnus fashion, your wise leader delivers an angle to Dead Again that you've never heard before and will never hear anywhere else!

For those determined to ruin the Internet for everyone else by perpetuating click-bait on Facebook, "You'll feel like you've been kicked in the balls when you hear how Magnus ties Reign of the Supermen, Dead Again and the Death of Clark Kent together!"

Due to the avalanche of ass-kickery, unfortunately there was just no time for listener feedback this week.

Something will need to be done about the backlog of feedback. But don't worry, loyal subjects, your leader has a few ideas.

So don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, the leader permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday November 17, 2015

In this week's ball-amputating episode, Magnus was unable to sync up a recording schedule with any other podcaster who likes this week's comic. So it's a solo show concluding the This is the End mega series. You see, there was a trend back in the 90's when the main character would die, get incapacitated or otherwise get replaced so that some other dude could take over.

The re-educated staff at Trentus Magnus Punches Reality all adore those stories (or else!) and, as shouldn't be breaking news to anybody, what Magnus believes is the very reality of what *IS*.

This week, it's all about Emerald Twilight. And this isn't a passing acknowledgement that Emerald Twilight occurred in order to transition into a discussion about Kyle Rayner. No, good friends, this is a balls-deep examination of Emerald Twilight and everything it meant to Hal Jordan at the time the storyline saw print.

What went right, what went wrong, what could've been done better, it's all put on the table here.

For those determined to ruin the Internet for everyone else by perpetuating click-bait on Facebook, "You'll shave your head and join a cult when you hear what Magnus says about Ron Marz!"

Due to the avalanche of ass-kickery, unfortunately there was just no time for listener feedback this week.

Something will need to be done about the backlog of feedback. But don't worry, loyal subjects, your leader has a few ideas.

There is, however, an opportunity for feedFORWARD this week. Mary Cohen, one of His Excellency's most loyal subjects, sent in her thoughts regarding Emerald Twilight this week prior to the deadline. The other emails arrived after the deadline so they'll need to wait until later.

So don't let the lack of feedback this time get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, the leader permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday November 10, 2015

In this week's ball-racing episode, J. David Weter But You Can Call Him Dave swings by to hang out with Magnus and continue His Excellency's This is the End mega series, which is all about that trend in the 90's when the main hero would die, get incapacitated or otherwise get chased out of his job in favor of someone else.

Here at Trentus Magnus Punches Reality, our dedicated staff universally adore those stories (or else!). And, as long time loyal subjects learned from the beginning, what Magnus believes is the definitive statement as to what *IS*.

This week, Dave and Magnus gab about all things Terminal Velocity. What did Mark Waid do right? What did his army of artists royally screw up? Does Terminal Velocity even count for the aforementioned "Let's replace the main hero" shtick?

Dave and Magnus take turns pining for Mike Wieringo, analyzing story bits and having an open, balanced exchange concerning Dave's opinions about Impulse. No judgments are made, both points of view are validated and the mutual respect practically drips off the mp3 file containing this open exchange of equally valid ideas. At no time does one threaten to beat the other with a chair. Really! Honest!

For those determined to ruin the Internet for everyone else by perpetuating click-bait on Facebook, "You won't believe what Dave says about Bart Allen!"

Yes indeed, comics are read, fun is had and both sides get equal time as Magnus and Dave get swept away in Terminal Velocity's rather unexpected problems.

Because of the virtual deluge of ball-stomping comic book talk, unfortunately there was just no time for listener feedback this week.

But don't let that get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, the leader permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday November 3, 2015

In this week's ball-crippling episode, Magnus is joined by Michael "She Didn't Look Like A Cop" Bailey to continue the This is the End mega series, which is all about that trend in the 90's when the main hero would die, get incapacitated or otherwise get chased out of his job in favor of someone else.

Here at Trentus Magnus Punches Reality, we have a strong affection for those stories. And, as long time loyal subjects well know, what His Excellency believes is the final word on what *IS*.

This week, Batman gets put under the microscope (and over Bane's knee) for a fond look back at Knightfall... and Knightquest and KnightsEnd as well.

Bailey and Magnus alternately heap praise upon some aspects of the Knightfall as a story and it's legacy while still serving a few pointed criticisms as certain people who shall remain nameless. Hey, there's gotta be some kind of incentive to actually listen to the show, right?

For those determined to ruin the Internet for everyone else by perpetuating click-bait on Facebook, "You'll be shocked to hear which character Magnus thinks should have headlined The Dark Knight Rises!"

Comics are read, fun is had and conversations are conversitated as Magnus and Bailey get lost in amusing anecdotes, brief breaks, cunning conversations, devious dialogue and Magnus muses mightily about amazing alliterations!

Because of the virtual avalanche of ass-kickery this week, unfortunately there was just no time for listener feedback this week.

But don't let that get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, the leader permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday October 27, 2015

In this week's ball-pounding episode, Magnus joins forces with Shawn Engel to kick off This is the End, a new epic mega series from Trentus Magnus Punches Reality.

Remember that trend in the 90's when the main hero would die, get incapacitated or otherwise get chased out of his job in favor of someone else? And weren't those comics *TOTALLY METAL*?

Yes they were! And this week, the spotlight falls on Superman- Doomsday. Yes, the trade paperback has a different title but the comics are called simply "Doomsday" so that's what Magnus goes by.

Shawn and Magnus wax nostalgic as they work their way through the entire Doomsday, Funeral for a Friend and Reign of the Supermen storylines.

Revealed for the first time is the true story of how Shawn ever came to read this storyline. Magnus then breaks his silence as to how he spent the summer of 1993 *AND THE STORY WILL SHOCK AND AMAZE YOU*!

Comics are read, fun is had and conversations are conversed as Magnus and Shawn fawn over this trilogy's nigh unprecedented awesomeness.

Because of the virtual barrage of badassitude this week, unfortunately there was just no time for listener feedback this week.

But don't let that get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, the leader permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday October 20, 2015

In this week's ball-racing episode, Magnus continues analying the mighty third season of Smallville. The episodes this time around are Whisper, Delete, Hereafter, Velocity and (as a bonus) Obsession.

Clark acquires superhearing, gets hypnotized, gains a girlfriend, gets married, gets an annulment and loses his girl.

While working through these episodes, His Excellency also discovers that Smallville Clark has a superpower that no other version of Superman has ever been shown to have.

The Leader psychoanalyzes character motives, tells stories about the time he was caught in the middle of a riot and discovers that Clark actually gains *TWO* new superpowers in this run of episodes. A wonderful time is had by all!

For those of you determined to ruin the Internet for everyone else by perpetuating click-bait on Facebook, "You'll be amazed to discover what Clark's new superpower is!"

Because of the virtual barrage of badassitude this week, unfortunately there was just no time for listener feedback this week.

But don't let that get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, the leader permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday October 13, 2015

In this week's ball-scaring episode, Magnus takes a break from the Big Book Report by roping Chris Honeywell from Two True Freaks in for a discussion about Halloween, trick or treating, troublemaking, Facebook, politicians, elections, Star Trek, Star Wars and tons of other subjects.

Honeywell has no shortage of opinions about anythin, especially those subjects.

For those determined to ruin the Internet for everyone else by perpetuating click-bait on Facebook, "Chris was amazed when he heard what Magnus said about voting".

Because of the virtual blitzkrieg of ass-kickery this week, unfortunately there was just no time for listener feedback this week.

But don't let that get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, the leader permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday October 6, 2015

In this week's ball-meandering episode, Magnus takes a momentary break from big huge giant megaseries by roping Scott Gardner from Two True Freaks in for a discussion about comics, comics on film, DC films, Marvel films, Superman, Star Trek, Star Wars, Bea Arthur and tons of other subjects.

Teary-eyed confessions are made, hands are shaken, balls are meandered and it would be safe to say that Magnus and Scott both come away from the experience better, wiser men as a result.

Isn't that what these Shoot the Sh*t shows are supposed to be all about?

For those determined to ruin the Internet for everyone else by perpetuating click-bait on Facebook, "Scott can't believe what Magnus says about Superman II".

Because of the virtual blitzkrieg of ass-kickery this week, unfortunately there was just no time for listener feedback this week.

But don't let that get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, the leader permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday September 29, 2015

In this week's ball-ambushing episode, Magnus wraps up the megaseries about women in comics, cleverly titled Women in Comics, by reading Spider-Girl #01 written by Tom DeFalco and drawn by Pat Oliffe. This title is to Spider-Man what Batman Beyond is to Batman... a sentiment somewhat agreed with by this week's guest, Scott Ryfun (of Dinner 4 Geeks fame).

Magnus and Scott go through this issue with a fine-toothed comb. Scott actually agreed to discuss the first four issues of this series but His Excellency was so in awe of this issue's awesome splendor and splendid awesomeness that there was only time for the one issue. Scott was a good sport about it and agreed to return in the future to discuss the next three issues.

As to this week's subject matter, what's so special about this comic that people still talk about it over 15 years later? More importantly, did our brave hosts enjoy this comic?

Wouldn't answering that question here defeat the point of listening to both hours of Magnus and Scott's discussion?

For those determined to ruin the Internet for everyone else by perpetuating click-bait on Facebook, "Magnus cites five reasons why Spider-Girl is the best thing to happen to Spider-Man in the 1990's; #3 will make you giggle".

Because of the virtual blitzkrieg of ass-kickery this week, unfortunately there was just no time for listener feedback this week.

But don't let that get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, the leader permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday September 22, 2015

In this week's ball-amnesia-inducing episode, Magnus recounts his difficulties accepting Peter David's ongoing Supergirl series from 1996. David wrought many changes to the character, not least of which was placing her into more of a supernatural horror type of setting.

In point of fact, Linda's arc starts off on a note that eerily and spookily reminded Magnus of a Dream Theater song so the episode begins with a slightly different introduction than usual.

In any event, the comics being discussed this week are Supergirl #01-#03 written by the aforementioned Peter David, penciled by a pre-Sucky Origin Gary Frank and inked by Cam Smith. What a pleasant nightmare!

Remember a few weeks ago when Tom Panarese guest starred on the Final Night episode and it was mentioned that Supergirl #03 was being intentionally left out of the discussion? This is why!

This relates to the megaseries about women in comics, cleverly titled (wait for it!) Women in Comics. As a matter of fact, the Women in Comics series is nearly finished! But comics about female characters are what are on the docket now and next week.

As to this week's subject matter, were the changes Peter David introduced worth it? Does Gary Frank's Vertigo-lite style fit better with Supergirl than his later work on Superman?

Wouldn't answering those questions here defeat the purpose of listening to the show?

For those determined to ruin the Internet for everyone else by perpetuating click-bait on Facebook, "Magnus said *WHAT* about Peter David when Supergirl first got started?"

But that's not all! In the second segment Magnus shares his thoughts concerning Jon Schnepp's the Death of Superman Lives- What Happened and how strange it is that a movie that never existed somehow has DVD extras. But there's more to His Excellency's comments than just that! So listen up!

Because of the nonstop assault of awesome in this show, unfortunately there was just no time for listener feedback this week.

But don't let that get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader's ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, the leader permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday September 15, 2015

In this week's ball-stealing episode, Magnus rambles about Ms. Marvel #1-#5 written by Brian Reed, penciled by Roberto De La Torre and inked by Jimmy Palmiotti.

Unlike last week, wherein Magnus rambled a bit too much so there was only time for one issue, this time around the discussion revolves around five issues of Ms. Marvel. So there's some progress, yes?

This all relates to the megaseries about women in comics which is cleverly titled Women in Comics. Comics about female characters are what are on the docket now and in the next few episodes.

And, as has been said, the focus this week is Ms. Marvel. Is she just Marvel's Supergirl? Or is there something unique to Carol Danvers that sets her apart not only from Supergirl but also from all other superheroes in either the Marvel or the DC universes?

If the answer to that was no, do you really think she would be the subject of this week's show?

For those of you who are determined to ruin the Internet for everyone else by perpetuating click-bait on Facebook, "You won't believe what His Excellency's favorite part of these comics is!"

But that's not all! For the first time since the last time we've got some listener feedback in the second segment. Yes indeed, a few peasants will have their time in the sun this week to offer adulation to Trent Magnus Punches Reality's epic splendor!

So let that be an encouragement to the rest of you! You too may offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to pay your pathetic attempts at homage to your leader. DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept bribes to present your meager missives to your wise leader. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

In an another sublime act of unprecedented charity, the leader permits you lowly rabble to kiss his ring regarding this or any other episode. Thus, notes of loyalty may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review.

Again, listener feedback should be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com since the other email address is having trouble right now.

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Posted: Tuesday September 8, 2015

In this week's ball-reeducating episode, Magnus gabs about the first issue of the Cassandra Cain Batgirl series written by Scott Peterson & Kelley Puckett and drawn by Damion Scott.

Magnus ends up rambling a bit too much so there was only time for just one issue this time around. But at least it's stuff you've never heard ANYbody say about the Cassandra Cain series before. So you'll take your one issue and you'll *LIKE* it!

You see, this is all part of the megaseries about women in comics. Which is titled (wait for it!) Women in Comics. Comics about female characters are what are on the docket. And there will be plenty more to choose from in the future!

For those of you who are determined to ruin the Internet for everyone else by perpetuating click-bait on Facebook, "Magnus gives a shout out to WHO at the very beginning?"

Because of all the comic book awesomeness this week, there's just no time for listener feedback.

But that shouldn't discourage the rest of you from offering your feeble attempt at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to pay your pathetic attempts at homage to your leader. DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept bribes to present your meager missives to your wise leader. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

In an another sublime act of unprecedented charity, the leader permits you lowly rabble to kiss his ring regarding this or any other episode. Thus, notes of loyalty may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review.

Again, listener feedback should be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com since the other email address is having trouble right now.

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Posted: Tuesday September 1, 2015

In this week's ball-surveilling (because "ball-sodomizing" wouldn't make any sense) episode, Magnus gabs about Alias, the once-forgotten-but-now-coming-to-a-Netflix-channel-near-you property starring Jessica Jones.

Up for discussion this time around is Alias Investigations, the opening salvo in the Alias ongoing title. For being a MAX title, it's strange to think how much of this series ended up getting incorporated into mainstream Marvel continuity. I assume page 11 of the first issue is included in that.

What a sticky situation, eh?

You see, this episode marks the first chapter of a five part megaseries about Women in Comics. Comics concerning other female characters are coming soon.

After finishing up the Alias discussion, Magnus then gabs about Views from the Longbox episode 203: Eight Years and Holding. Apart from being an awesome episode of Bailey's show, it's a chance for His Excellency to kick some awesome science onto the unwashed masses' asses regarding where the Fanboy Muse has taken comic book-reading currently.

Is that enough hype yet?

If not, and for those of you who are determined to ruin the Internet for everyone else by perpetuating click-bait on Facebook, "You won't believe how many sodomy jokes His Excellency makes before the 20 minute mark!"

Because of all the comic book awesomeness, Bailey awesomeness and more comic book awesomeness, there's just no time for listener feedback this week.

But that shouldn't discourage you from offering your feeble attempt at tribute! The rest of you humble serfs are always welcome to pay your feeble attempts at homage to your leader. DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept bribes to present your meager missives to your wise leader. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

In an another sublime act of unprecedented charity, the leader permits you lowly rabble to kiss his ring regarding this or any other episode. Thus, notes of loyalty may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review.

Again, listener feedback should be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com since the other email address is having trouble right now.

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Posted: Tuesday August 25, 2015

In this week's ball-magnetizing episode, Magnus continues his fond look back at Smallville and how awesome it is. Specifically this is the second part of the mighty season 3 retrospective.

Up for discussion this time are Relic, Magnetic, Shattered and Asylum. So it would be safe to say that the story gets crazier and crazier with each passing week. For the first time, Clark is facing some very serious moral complications and coming to understand that the right thing to do isn't always labeled accordingly for his convenience.

Clark also learns that there's a time to be calm and be still. But there's also a time to bust a few heads to get the job done.

But that's not all! For the first time in a long time there's finally an opportunity to get into more listener feedback!

Is that enough hype yet?

If not, and for those of you who are determined to ruin the Internet for everyone else by perpetuating click-bait on Facebook, "You'll be shocked to hear what Magnus said about Relic!"

As has already been said, there's a fair helping of listener feedback to work through this week. Even so, that shouldn't discourage you from offering your feeble attempt at tribute! The rest of you humble serfs are always welcome to pay your feeble attempts at homage to your leader. DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept bribes to present your meager missives to your wise leader. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

In an another sublime act of unprecedented charity, the leader permits you lowly rabble to kiss his ring regarding this or any other episode. Thus, notes of loyalty may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review.

Again, listener feedback should be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com since the other email address is having trouble right now.

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Posted: Tuesday August 18, 2015

In this week's ball-haunting episode, Extinction Level Event may be over but the fun's just getting started! That's right! This week marks two years of His Excellency kicking some awesome science onto all your lame asses.

But that's not all! This week Magnus is once again rejoined by loyal sidekick Chris "Happy Anniversary" Honeywell for yet another entry in the Big Book Report series!

And not just *ANY* Big Book either. Nope! This week is all about the Big Book of Weirdos.

Listen as one of the Big Book Reporters tries to hold one of history's more reviled figures morally responsible for his actions. Thrill as the other Big Book Reporter doesn't believe a word of it! Gasp as the Big Book Reporters rant about e-cigs, modern consumerism and elements of the entertainment industrial complex! Tremble in fear as the Reporters speculate on demonology and talk around their own experiences with the subject! Drool in slack-jawed astonishment the Reporters JUST WON'T SHUT UP!

Is that enough hype yet?

If not, and for those of you who are determined to ruin the Internet for everyone else by perpetuating click-bait on Facebook, "You won't believe what one of the Big Book Reporters says about Hitler!"

Because of the epic splendor wrought by your emperor and his loyal podcasting vassal, there's just no time for feedback this week. But that's okay because Extinction Level Event didn't have any either and look how that turned out! Besides feedback is coming soon. Patience!

Even so, that shouldn't discourage you from offering your feeble attempt at tribute! The rest of you humble serfs are always welcome to pay your feeble attempts at homage to your leader. DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept bribes to present your meager missives to your wise leader. The email address to use is excellency@trentusmagnus.com, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

In an another sublime act of unprecedented charity, the leader permits you lowly rabble to kiss his ring regarding this or any other episode. Thus, notes of loyalty may be sent to excellency@trentusmagnus.com for DiManzocorp interns to review.

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Posted: Tuesday August 11, 2015

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In this week's ball-pummeling episode, the Extinction Level Event reaches its conclusion. But the nearly-year of uninterrupted miniseries dedicated to one specific theme, topic, character, idea, nose-berry or storyline continues!

This week the spotlight falls on Marvel's Fear Itself storyline. The stakes haven't been this high for at least a couple of months! This time the property values of Broxton, Oklahoma are at stake while these marvels of heroism struggle like hell to turn back a band of really torqued off supervillains with supernatural weapons.

BUT!!

WILL WILL THEY SUCCEED??!

The discussion this week finds Magnus and Gene Gene "the Podcasting Machine" Hendricks from the Hammer Podcast mull over the proceedings with their characteristic cool and calm demeanors.

Yes indeed, art is painstakingly analyzed, character dynamics are carefully reviewed, inspirational myths are compared and a wonderful time is had by all.

The co-hosts also find time to question this story's entire reason for being.

Is that enough hype yet?

If not, and for those among you determined to destroy true creativity online by constantly giving in to click-bait marketing tactics, "You won't believe what Hendricks says about religion!"

Because of the epic splendor wrought by your emperor and his loyal podcasting vassal, there's just no time for feedback this week. But that's okay because the earlier chapters in Extinction Level Event haven't had any either.

Even so, that shouldn't discourage you! The rest of you humble serfs are always welcome to pay your feeble attempts at homage to your leader. DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept bribes to present your meager missives to your wise leader. The email address to use is excellency@trentusmagnus.com, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

In an another sublime act of unprecedented charity, the leader permits you lowly rabble to kiss his ring regarding this or any other episode. Thus, notes of loyalty may be sent to excellency@trentusmagnus.com for DiManzocorp interns to review.

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Posted: Tuesday August 4, 2015

In this week's ball-extinguishing episode, the nearly-year uninterrupted miniseries dedicated to one specific theme, topic, character, idea, nose-berry or storyline continues!

On top of that, Extinction Level Event continues! The stakes haven't been this high since the last time the stakes were this high! This time the fate of the whole planet is at stake as these valiant figures of heroic legend struggle like hell not only to reignite the sun but also to keep some measure of order going on Earth.

BUT!!

WILL WILL THEY SUCCEED??!

The discussion this week finds Magnus and Tom Panarese from the Pop Culture Affidavit blog and podcast study DC's Final Night miniseries with a nigh-forensic detail of study. Panarese never said so out loud but it's apparent that he's going to forsake his life as an assassin for the goverment to pursue a career as a literature critic for the New York Times following the closing credits of this show.

Yes indeed, art is painstakingly analyzed, character dynamics are carefully reviewed and discussed and a wonderful time is had by all.

Is that enough hype for you?

If not, and for those among you determined to destroy true creativity online by constantly giving in to click-bait marketing tactics, "Panarese explains why the Final Night is *EXACTLY* like a string of dismal 1990's disaster films AND IS MORE AWESOMEREST FOR IT!!!!"

Because of the epic splendor wrought by your emperor and his loyal podcasting vassal, there's just no time for feedback this week. But that's okay because the earlier chapters in Extinction Level Event haven't had any either.

Even so, that shouldn't discourage you! The rest of you humble serfs are always welcome to pay your feeble attempts at homage to your leader. DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept bribes to present your meager missives to your wise leader. The email address to use is excellency@trentusmagnus.com, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

In an another sublime act of unprecedented charity, the leader permits you lowly rabble to kiss his ring regarding this or any other episode. Thus, notes of loyalty may be sent to excellency@trentusmagnus.com for DiManzocorp interns to review.

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Posted: Tuesday July 28, 2015

In this week's ball-masking episode, Magnus carries on with a year of nearly uninterrupted miniseries dedicated to one specific theme, topic, character, idea, nose-berry or storyline!

Extinction Level Event continues! The stakes haven't been this high since last week! The fate of the entire planet is at stake as these aliens continue their all-out assault on the whole world even though we mostly just see the action in one particular city. Mankind's first, last, only and best hope is group of superhuman who don't even fully trust each other. They alone can turn the tide!

BUT WILL WILL THEY SUCCEED?

The discussion this week finds Magnus and Michael Bailey from every freaking podcast on the entire Internet serve Marvel's Secret Invasion limited series a Cosbypolitan and taking turns with it. Jokes are made, story arcs are analyzed, characterization is studied and fun is had.

Is that enough hype yet?

Magnus and Bailey inevitably draw comparisons between this and certain other high profile Marvel crossovers.

For those of you who contribute to the ruination of creativity on the Inter by always succumbing to click-bait marketing, "You won't believe which story Magnus enjoys more than Secret Invasion!"

Because of the splendid epicness wrought by your emperor and his loyal podcasting vassal, there's simply no opportunity for feedback this week. Indeed, there's not likely to be time for feedback during *ANY* of the Extinction Level Event megaseries megaevent of mega epic meat-eating, red-blooded *AWESOMENESS*.

But don't let that discourage you! The rest of you humble serfs are always welcome to pay your feeble attempts at homage to your leader. DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept bribes to present your meager missives to your wise leader. The email address to use is excellency@trentusmagnus.com, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

In an another sublime act of unprecedented charity, the leader permits you lowly rabble to kiss his ring regarding this or any other episode. Thus, notes of loyalty may be sent to excellency@trentusmagnus.com for DiManzocorp interns to review.

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Posted: Tuesday July 21, 2015

In this week's ball-transforming episode, Magnus continues a year of virtually uninterrupted miniseries dedicated to one specific theme, topic, character, idea, clump of pocket lint or storyline!

Extinction Level Event continues! The stakes haven't been this high since the ending to this issue got suddenly changed! Liberty and freedom hang perilously in the balance and it's up to a time-travelling firebrand to save the day!

But!

WILL HE SUCCEED?

The discussion this week finds Magnus and Professor Alan of the Relatively Geeky Network in general and the Quarter-Bin Podcast in particular unapologetically exulting in the splendid awesomeness that is Armageddon 2001.

Both hosts make a special point of mentioning there's more to Armageddon 2001 than a last minute change to the story.

His Excellency and the good professor both opine about a tasteful sampling of tie-in annuals from the summer of 1991. Sadly there are too many to cover in just one episode. But, as Armageddon 2001 proves textually and subtextually, you never knows what the future may bring, eh? Eh, peasants? Eh?

Has this show been hyped up enough yet?

For those of you who contribute to the ruination of creativity on the Inter by always succumbing to click-bait marketing, "Five reasons to love Armageddon 2001 just the way it is! #3 will make you cry!"

Because of the splendid epicness wrought by your emperor and his loyal podcasting vassal, there's simply no opportunity for feedback this week. Indeed, there's not likely to be time for feedback during *ANY* of the Extinction Level Event megaseries megaevent of mega epic meat-eating, red-blooded *AWESOMENESS*.

But don't let that discourage you! The rest of you humble serfs are always welcome to pay your feeble attempts at homage to your leader. DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept bribes to present your meager missives to your wise leader. The email address to use is excellency@trentusmagnus.com, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

In an another sublime act of unprecedented charity, the leader permits you lowly rabble to kiss his ring regarding this or any other episode. Thus, notes of loyalty may be sent to excellency@trentusmagnus.com for DiManzocorp interns to review.

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Posted: Tuesday July 14, 2015

In this week's ball-warping episode, Magnus continues a year of virtually non-stop miniseries dedicated to a single topic, theme, idea, character, headbanging instrumental death-polka or storyline!

Extinction Level Event continues! The stakes haven't been this high since the last time they were this high! All of civilization hangs in the balance! It's up to a handful (or a crapton) of superheroes to save the day!

But!

WILL THEY SUCCEED?

This takes the form of a long lookback at House of M. Joining in the fun this is none other than Scott W. Ryfun of Dinner 4 Geeks fame, who has quite a lot to say about House of M.

At least he's got a lot to say about the main limited series at least as there are far too many tie-in's to cover in but one podcast episode.

But you never knows what future episodes may be about, eh? Eh, loyal subjects? Eh?

Has this been hyped up well enough for you yet?

For those of you who contribute to the ruination of originality online by constantly falling for click-bait marketing, "Ryfun *TOTALLY* sets the record straight on Bendis!"

Because of the splendid epicness wrought by your emperor and his loyal podcasting vassal, there's simply no opportunity for feedback this week. Indeed, there's not likely to be time for feedback during *ANY* of the Extinction Level Event megaseries megaevent of mega epic meat-eating, red-blooded *AWESOMENESS*.

But don't let that discourage you! The rest of you humble serfs are always welcome to pay your feeble attempts at homage to your leader. DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept bribes to present your meager missives to your wise leader. The email address to use is excellency@trentusmagnus.com, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

In an another sublime act of unprecedented charity, the leader permits you lowly rabble to kiss his ring regarding this or any other episode. Thus, notes of loyalty may be sent to excellency@trentusmagnus.com for DiManzocorp interns to review.

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Posted: Tuesday July 7, 2015

This is IT! In this week's ball-televising episode, Magnus kicks off a year of virtual non-stop miniseries dedicated to a single topic, theme, idea, character, cook book recipe, Bea Arthur or storyline!

To help kick off the festivities, this miniseries festivities are helped with getting kicked off by Michael "get the diesel fuel!" Bailey.

Yes, this week marks the kicking off of the festivities surrounding Extinction Level Event. You've seen the hype, you've heard the promos, you were confused by the Facebook banner and you know Bailey is joining the show this time around.

Extinction Level Event is upon us! The stakes have never been higher! All of creation hangs in the balance! It's up to a handful (or a crapload) of superheroes to save the day! But WILL THEY SUCCEED?

The only fair, fitting and right way to kick off the festivities of such an indescribably epic megaseries of mega epicness in this series is to take long, fond, affection and long lookback at Legends, the first major crossover in DC's Post-Crisis era.

The main series at least, Rao knows there are far too many tie-in's to cover in but one podcast episode.

But one never knows what the future may bring, does one?

In an era of Jazzercise, Reaganomics, John Byrne and John Byrne drawing Black Canary in a Jazzercise outfit in violation of President Reagan's executive order, Darkseid sees his window of opportunity to make his big push on Earth.

And Bailey and His Excellency are there to chronicle the chronicling in this kicking off of festivities of the Extinction Level Event megaseries festivities-kicking off episode!

Is that enough hype for you yet?

For those of you who contribute to the ruination of originality online by constantly falling for click-bait marketing, "Bailey said *WHAT* about President Reagan?!"

Because of the splendid epicness wrought by your emperor and his loyal podcasting vassal, there's simply no opportunity for feedback this week. Indeed, there's not likely to be time for feedback during *ANY* of the Extinction Level Event megaseries megaevent of megaepic festivity-kicking off mega epic bare-chested manliness.

But don't let that discourage you! The rest of you humble serfs are always welcome to pay your feeble attempts at homage to your leader. DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept bribes to present your meager missives to your wise leader. The email address to use is excellency@trentusmagnus.com, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

In an another sublime act of unprecedented charity, the leader permits you lowly rabble to kiss his ring regarding this or any other episode. Thus, notes of loyalty may be sent to excellency@trentusmagnus.com for DiManzocorp interns to review.

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Posted: Tuesday June 30, 2015

In this week's ball-brainwashing show, Magnus kicks off the retrospective of the mighty third season of Smallville with fond looks back at Exile, Phoenix, Extinction, Slumber and Perry.

Smallville's fast entering a whole new phase in its cinematic history, characters are firmly established and the subplots fly around in these episodes like a 2nd grader after an entire box of Cocoa Puffs.

For those of you with an undying affection for the click-bait idiocy that's killing originality online, "Magnus listens to some R.E.M. and *THIS* is how he reacts!"

Seriously, you people *REALLY* need to raise your standards. Magnus is watching you.

Magnus also reaches around, stretches the ol' mailsack open nice and wide and hashes through feedback from several loyal subjects. Laughs are had, tears are shed and bond of camaraderie is reinforced.

Don't let that discourage you though! The rest of you peasants are always welcome to pay your feeble attempts at homage to your leader. DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept bribes to present your meager missives to your wise leader. The email address to use is excellency@trentusmagnus.com, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

In an another act of truly sublime charity, the leader permits the lowly rabble such as you to kiss his ring regarding this or any other episode. Thus, notes of loyalty may be sent to excellency@trentusmagnus.com for DiManzocorp interns to review.

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Posted: Tuesday June 23, 2015

In this week's ball-remaking show, the wheels fall off the wagon! Yes, there will be no new Big Book Report this week as was originally scheduled. And there's really nobody to blame for that either. The simple truth is the Big Book Reporters couldn't work out their schedules well enough to allow time to record.

It happens!

So instead. His Excellency Magnus took a show originally scheduled to come out in December 2015 and moved it ahead to this week. The show must go on, after all.

And it fits! This entire episode relates very directly to Father's Day. Because of that, this was the logical choice to release this week.

The fact that it's been recorded, edited, mixed and scored for months now doesn't hurt either.

This week's subject matter is an epically long look back at Detective Comics #627. It's a collection of stories titled (or at least based on) the Case of the Chemical Syndicate originally published in Detective Comics #27.

It's a tribute to Batman's 600th appearance in Detective Comics and the comic DIDN'T DISAPPOINT!

So join your leader on an unexpected but still welcome excursion into yesteryear (or yesterdecade as the case may be) and soak up the fun and excitement of Batman's first story!

Due to the length, width and girth of this week's penetrating show, there is no time to soak up the adulation of the filthy masses.

Even so, the rest of you commoners and simpletons are always welcome to pay your pathetic attempt at tribute to your leader. DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept bribes to present your meager missives to your wise leader. The email address to use is excellency@trentusmagnus.com, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

In an another act of truly sublime charity, the leader permits the lowly rabble such as you to kiss his ring regarding this or any other episode. Thus, notes of homage may be sent to excellency@trentusmagnus.com for DiManzocorp interns to review.

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Posted: Friday June 19, 2015

Coming in July 2015 is Extinction Level Event, a new epic megaseries from Trentus Magnus Punches Reality.

Everybody loves those crossovers by Marvel and DC so Magnus will be talking about a bunch of them. Old ones and new ones with a CRAPLOAD of guests while working through a bunch of crossover events.

This is Extinction Level Event coming in July 2015 from Trentus Magnus Punches Reality.

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Posted: Tuesday June 16, 2015

Put a well-deserved ice pack on your balls this week and look back at the humble beginnings of Trentus Magnus Punches Reality in this mighty 100th episode.

It's a show about embryonic ideas and the origins of genius. This 100th episode begins with a demo of a song (this show's usual weekly theme song, in fact) and ends with a call to action as only your leader could deliver.

Through the process, you'll be treated to sketches of rough ideas that got abandoned, deleted promos that didn't know they were promos and even comments that might've been actionable had they been heard in context.

Magnus also pauses for a few moments to salute recent episodes of Dinner 4 Geeks and Views from the Longbox.

Promos are played, memories formed, old episodes gone by looked back upon fondly and a bright future promised.

It's an inspirational epic of leadership, vision and guidance for you lowly serfs and peasants.

Speaking of which, this week's ice pack for your balls has a tiny smattering of feed-forward from loyal subjects and podcasting vassals.

Even so, the rest of you commoners and simpletons are always welcome to pay your pathetic attempt at tribute to your leader. DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept bribes to present your meager missives to your wise leader. The email address to use is excellency@trentusmagnus.com, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

In an another act of truly sublime charity, the leader permits the lowly rabble such as you to kiss his ring regarding this or any other episode. Thus, notes of homage may be sent to excellency@trentusmagnus.com for DiManzocorp interns to review.

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Posted: Tuesday June 9, 2015

In this week's ball-sabering show, the final one before the epic, epic, EPIC 100th episode, Magnus winds up the downtime with a partially fond, partially hostile, partially ambivalent look back at Star Wars- Episode I- The Phantom Menace.

Much has been said about this, the most maligned Star Wars film of all time.

But none of it has been said by His Excellency Magnus and so you haven't heard EVERYTHING yet. Actually, there's a very good argument that you haven't heard ANYTHING yet.

Is it the greatest film ever made? A cancer upon the Star Wars saga? The loudest, harshest, most ball-kicking wake up call the fan community ever got? A middle finger from a complacent, out of touch billionaire toy huckster playing filmmaker?

Or is it one man's deadlevel best effort to deliver an entertaining film?

Giving that away would nullify any requirement to listen to the episode, would it not?

Still, for you weak-minded fools who never fail to be tricked by tricky click-bait trickery, tactics "Magnus said *WHAT* about Ben Burtt?!"

Usually now is the time when feedback would become an issue. But, in yet another showcase of unprecedented podcasting brilliance married with a neverending, nigh-unmatched awareness of the lowly, simple folk, His Excellency actively solicited feedFORWARD from the podcasting vassals and loyal subjects who are members of the Magnus empire on Facebook.

Be it audio recording or simple text email, each endeavors in the second segment to deliver his or her views concerning this picked on nugget of Star Wars lore in a way that attempts to pay tribute to the magnificence which Magnus delivered in the first segment.

Tickets will be torn, corn will be popped, soda will be slurped, Sith will be bisected, pods will be raced, blood will be shed, tears will be wiped away, and Jar Jar will probably fart or something as Magnus finally brings the long, painful co-existence The Fans and Episode I have had to endure lo these past many years.

Even so, the rest of you commoners and simpletons are always welcome to pay your pathetic attempt at tribute to your leader. DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept bribes to present your meager missives to your wise leader. The email address to use is excellency@trentusmagnus.com, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

In an another act of truly sublime charity, the leader permits the lowly rabble such as you to kiss his ring regarding this or any other episode. Thus, notes of homage may be sent to excellency@trentusmagnus.com for DiManzocorp interns to review.

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Posted: Tuesday June 2, 2015

In this week's ball-hunting episode, Magnus nears the end of his downtime before a virtual onslaught of mini and megaseries occupies virtually the entire next year.

As part of the "festivities", it seemed like a good idea at the time to gab about the Punisher MAX "Kitchen Irish" storyline. The quotation marks indicate that maybe all is not well with this story. Hey, who knew right?

It's not that the story is *BAD*, per se, it's that you have to listen to the show to get the full nuances of the thing.

For those who actually fall for click-bait tactics (and thus make the Internet a miserable experience for the rest of us) "I just couldn't *BELIEVE* what His Excellency said about the IRA!"

As it happens, there was plenty of time to dig really deep and stretch the mail sack open nice and wide this week as you miserable beggars are afforded a very fleeting amount of the spotlight so that Magnus can pay you a very brief amount of notice before wiping his hands on a moist towelette and forgetting.

Even so, the rest of you commoners and simpletons are always welcome to pay your pathetic attempt at tribute to your leader. DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept bribes to present your meager missives to your wise leader. The email address to use is excellency@trentusmagnus.com, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

In an act of absolutely unprecedented charity, your leader permits the lowly rabble such as you to kiss his ring regarding this or any other episode. Thus, notes of homage may be sent to excellency@trentusmagnus.com for DiManzocorp interns to review.

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Posted: Tuesday May 26, 2015

In this week's ball-slapping episode, Magnus continues enjoying what little remains of the downtime before the 100th episode and the onslaught of megaseries that 2015 and 2016 portend.

This week's comics focus on Batman #467-#469, a three part story entitled Shadowbox, wherein Chuck Dixon and Tom Lyle pretty much nail down what will be the status quo between Bruce Wayne and Tim Drake for the first several years of their partnership.

Batman & Robin begin, one might say.

Also relevant to that is The General from Detective Comics #654-#656. Tim Drake is noticeably absent from that story, which says much about the status quo that Dixon was laboring to create.

Plus, how can you not love the art by Tom Lyle and Michael Netzer, right? Right? Am I right?

So all around this is some amazingly awesome Batman goodness which, strangely enough, nobody ever recognizes as being as formative to this era of Batman and Robin as they are. So luckily Magnus is here to kick some awesome science on all your lame selves.

Unfortunately, this much Awesome comes at the expense of listener feedback this week.

Even so, you miserable beggars shouldn't feel left out. Commoners and simpletons such as you are always welcome to pay your pathetic attempt at tribute to Magnus. DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept bribes to present your meager missives to your wise leader. The email address to use is excellency@trentusmagnus.com, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

In an act of absolutely unprecedented charity, your leader permits the lowly rabble such as you to kiss his ring regarding this or any other episode. Thus, notes of homage may be sent to excellency@trentusmagnus.com for DiManzocorp interns to review.

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Posted: Tuesday May 19, 2015

In this week's ball-startling episode, Magnus and his fellow Big Book Reporter Chris Honeywell prepare for Halloween 2014 as they literally warm up from the cold and figuratively warm up for the Big Book of Death.

It's a podcast about nothing as the Big Book Reporters discuss politics, religion, Fight Club and the Great Pumpkin. In other words, pretty much every subject you're supposed to steer clear of in polite company.

Not that Honeywell is polite company but you understand.

From Lords of Flies to sociological studies of political movements, no stone is left unturned by these two under-achieving geniuses who have singlehandedly managed to figure out solutions to all the world's problems with all the free time they have from not actually putting those solutions into practice.

If you only respond to click-bait... actually, you may want to just skip this episode since the parts that don't go over your head are virtually guaranteed to sear your sense of moral outrage. Even so, "You just won't believe what Magnus compared Occupy Oakland to!"

Still not enough? Well, this week there's finally to reach down, stretch the ol' mail sack open nice and wide and review praise and adoration is contributed by you lowly miscreants.

Even so, you miserable beggars who haven't paid due homage to your leader shouldn't feel left out. Commoners and simpletons such as you are always welcome to pay your pathetic attempt at tribute to Magnus. DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept bribes to present your meager missives to your wise leader. The email address to use is excellency@trentusmagnus.com, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

In an act of absolutely unprecedented charity, your leader permits the lowly rabble such as you to kiss his ring regarding this or any other episode. Thus, notes of homage may be sent to excellency@trentusmagnus.com for DiManzocorp interns to review.

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Posted: Tuesday May 12, 2015

In this week's ball-freezing episode, Magnus dips a toe into a couple of Superman issues from the Byrne Age. The common misconception about stories from this vintage of Superman's career is that there was never a two-part story taking place in a single Superman title because of the triangle numbering system. Au contraire! Karl Kesel kicks off the beginning of Stuart Immonen's run on Adventures of Superman with an oft-overlooked two-part Christmas story featuring heroes, villains, Christmas, split personalities and angry girl bands of the indie rock persuasion (or some such) than you can shake a stick at!

If that isn't enough of a selling point for you, and if you just love some click-bait, "You won't believe what Magnus thinks of the Riot Grrrls!"

Still not enough? Well, this week there's finally to reach down, stretch the ol' mail sack open nice and wide and review praise and adoration is contributed by you lowly beggars.

Even so, you miscreants who haven't paid due homage to your leader shouldn't feel left out. Commoners and simpletons such as you are always welcome to pay your pathetic attempt at tribute to Magnus. DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept bribes to present your meager missives to your wise leader. The email address to use is excellency@trentusmagnus.com, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

In an act of absolutely unprecedented charity, your leader permits the lowly rabble such as you to kiss his ring regarding this or any other episode. Thus, notes of homage may be sent to excellency@trentusmagnus.com for DiManzocorp interns to review.

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Posted: Tuesday May 5, 2015

In this week's ball-rocking episode, Magnus feels like talking about absolutely nothing. Before poor Tom Panarese has even realized what's happened, he finds himself roped into long, meandering discussions about music, the art of the mix, how rock music fans have a strange habit of reflecting their band of choice's personality traits and other minutiae.

For the click bait-fixated, "Magnus said *WHAT* about Eddie Van Halen?!"

Because of the endless cascade of guitar solos and concert memories this week, there's just no time for Magnus to soak up adoration from the teeming hordes of unwashed masses.

Notwithstanding though, you lowly beggars and miscreants shouldn't feel left out. You commoners and simpletons are always welcome to pay your pathetic attempt at tribute to Magnus. DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept bribes to present your meager missives to your wise leader. The email address to use is excellency@trentusmagnus.com, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

In an act of absolutely unprecedented charity, your leader permits the lowly rabble such as you to kiss his ring regarding this or any other episode. Thus, notes of homage may be sent to excellency@trentusmagnus.com for DiManzocorp interns to review.

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Posted: Tuesday April 28, 2015

Two down, eight to go. In this week's ball-flogging episode, Magnus winds up his long, fond look back at the second season of Smallville in the last of two back-to-back Smallville episodes leading up to the epic, epic, EPIC 100th episode.

This week, the spotlight falls on Visitor (a decent but not great episode), Precipice (featuring Clark's first brush with honest law enforcement), Witness (featuring Clark's first efforts to avoid honest law enforcement), Accelerate (where there doesn't have to be a rational explanation for all this), Calling (where Dr. Walden deserves a hand) and Exodus (where Clark "meets" his biological father).

Subplots are concluded, characters (or what's left of them) are analyzed, future spoilers are only at most hinted at and the whole son of an enchilada weighs in at a compact hour and a half of undiluted Epic.

Because of the amount of multi-layered analysis this week, there's just no opportunity to soak up adoration from the teeming masses.

Notwithstanding though, you lowly beggars and miscreants shouldn't feel left out. You commoners and simpletons are always welcome to pay your pathetic attempt at tribute to Magnus. DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept bribes to present your meager missives to your wise leader. The email address to use is excellency@trentusmagnus.com, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

In an act of absolutely unprecedented charity, your leader permits the lowly rabble such as you to kiss his ring regarding this or any other episode. Thus, notes of homage may be sent to excellency@trentusmagnus.com for DiManzocorp interns to review.

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Posted: Tuesday April 21, 2015

In this week's ball-drugging episode, Magnus starts wrapping up his fond look back at the second season of Smallville in the first of two back-to-back Smallville episodes leading up to the epic, epic, EPIC 100th episode.

This week, the spotlight falls on Suspect (a new cinematic benchmark for the show), Rush (wherein Magnus reveals a hitherto undisclosed comic book connection), Prodigal (there's some behind the scenes shenanigans that complicated the major plot point of this show and Fever (everything else has a parenthetical statement with it so this one should too). After that, in a segment all by itself, comes Rosetta, which was when His Excellency gave up the pretense and became a Smallville fan for life.

Subplots are weighed, characters are analyzed, future spoilers are avoided and the whole burrito clocks in at a very efficient 76 minutes of undiluted Awesome.

Because of the amount of discussion this week about all manner of character development and unappreciated comic book influences, there's simply no opportunity to soak up adoration from the teeming masses.

Notwithstanding though, you lowly beggars and miscreants shouldn't feel left out. You commoners and simpletons are always welcome to pay your pathetic attempt at tribute to Magnus. DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept bribes to present your missives to His Excellency for review. The email address to use is excellency@trentusmagnus.com, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

In an act of nearly inconceivable charity, your leader permits the lowly rabble such as you to kiss his ring regarding this or any other episode. Thus, notes of homage may be sent to excellency@trentusmagnus.com for DiManzocorp interns to review.

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Posted: Tuesday April 14, 2015

In this week's ball-bootlegging episode, Magnus is joined by Chris "Not Guilty, Your Honor" Honeywell for another entry in the Big Book Report.

This week, the Big Book Reporters take wander aimlessly through red light districts teeming with hookers, drug dealers, smugglers, gun-runners, pornographers, bootleggers and jaywalkers. And this is not to mention what happened after they finally started recording this episode about the DC/Paradox Press Big Book of Vice!

Yes indeed, this much undiluted Awesome is only legal in four states (and yours isn't one of them, unfortunately) so listener discretion is advised. In fact, it's blatantly advocated in this case. Because this episode simply isn't for the faint of heart. If you suffer from high blood pressure, low blood pressure, withdrawal symptoms of any kind, diabetes, miscellaneous and sundry STD's, gout or chronic tardiness, you may want to find something a little less chiseled and manly to listen to. Surely there's a Brony podcast out there for you somewhere.

Because of the amount of discussion about all manner of illegal activities this week, there's simply no opportunity to soak up adoration from the teeming masses.

Notwithstanding though, you lowly beggars and miscreants shouldn't feel left out. You commoners and simpletons are always welcome to pay your pathetic attempt at tribute to Magnus. DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept bribes to present your missives to His Excellency for review. The email address to use is excellency@trentusmagnus.com, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

In an act of nearly inconceivable charity, your leader permits the lowly rabble such as you to kiss his ring regarding this or any other episode. Thus, notes of homage may be sent to excellency@trentusmagnus.com for DiManzocorp interns to review.

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Posted: Tuesday April 7, 2015

In this week's ball-zapping episode, Magnus is joined by J. David Weter (but you can call him "Dave") for a fond look back at the pure, unadulterated, undiluted awesomeness that is Flash- Born to Run from Flash #62-#65, written by Mark Waid and illustrated by Greg Larocque.

Not to worry, whatever the story lacks in visual flair is more than made up for by Waid bringing the badass as Wally recounts his first several adventures not only as a speedster but, more importantly, as the Flash's sidekick.

Like a great boxer, Weter bobs, weaves, distracts, floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee as he never makes the comment you'd expect him to make. His kickassitude is exceeded only by His Excellency's rugged, bare-chested manliness.

Weter is also singlehandedly responsible for this show's sheer existence as he was the only one of the two co-host's with a working podcast recorder.

For those given to click-bait teases, "Weter said *WHAT* about Greg Larocque?"

Because of the amount of discussion about absolutely nothing this week, there's no opportunity to soak up adoration from the teeming masses.

Notwithstanding though, you lowly beggars and miscreants shouldn't feel left out. You commoners and peasants are always welcome to pay your pathetic attempt at tribute to Magnus. DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept bribes to present your missives to His Excellency for review. The email address to use is excellency@trentusmagnus.com, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

In an act of nearly inconceivable charity, your leader permits the lowly rabble such as you to kiss his ring regarding this or any other episode. Thus, notes of homage may be sent to excellency@trentusmagnus.com for DiManzocorp interns to review.

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Posted: Tuesday March 31, 2015

In this week's ball-trampling episode, Magnus is joined by Chris Honeywell for an impromptu discussion. Actually, it's warm up for the Big Book Report- Vice episode coming soon to a podcast feed near you.

Basically Honeywell and His Excellency gabbed about technology, Big Media, music and Honey-Do lists.

And a wonderful time was had by all.

There's a reason this episode was never officially announced on the Trentus Magnus Facebook page.

For those given to click-bait teases, "You won't believe what Honeywell said about Christian music!"

Because of the amount of discussion about absolutely nothing this week, there's no opportunity to soak up adoration from the teeming masses.

Notwithstanding though, you lowly beggars and miscreants shouldn't feel left out. You commoners and peasants are always welcome to pay your pathetic attempt at tribute to Magnus. DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept bribes to present your missives to His Excellency for review. The email address to use is excellency@trentusmagnus.com, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

In an act of nearly inconceivable charity, your leader permits the lowly rabble such as you to kiss his ring regarding this or any other episode. Thus, notes of homage may be sent to excellency@trentusmagnus.com for DiManzocorp interns to review.

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Posted: Tuesday March 24, 2015

In this week's ball-depowering episode, Magnus was in a Byrne Age Superman mood and decided to geek out over two of the better issues from John Byrne's era: Adventures of Superman #440 and Superman #19.

In these glory days, there were only two Superman-centric titles coming out each month to Byrne, Jerry Ordway and the other talents leading Superman into Post-Crisis glory knew they had to make with the awesome every single month.

The end result is one of the all-time greatest yet sadly most-underappreciated eras of Superman's entire publishing history. On the rare occasion that most snooterati jerkface hipsters deign to notice Superman's existence, Doomsday invariably comes up... and it's high time those fecal-spewing misanthropes sat down, shut up and learned from their betters.

To get back on the subject though, what's so amazing about these specific issues? Nothing. They simply carry on the well-established trend of awesomeness in Superman comics, month in and month out.

All due respect to the triangle number years but *THIS* is a phenomenal era of Superman awesomeness. So stop reading and start listening!

And then start writing! Sure, because of the amount of discussion about the ol' funny books this week, there's no time to soak up adoration from the teeming masses. You miserable beggars, miscreants, commoners and peasants are always welcome to pay your pathetic attempt at tribute to Magnus. DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept bribes to present your missives to His Excellency for review. The email address to use is excellency@trentusmagnus.com, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

In an act of nearly inconceivable charity, your leader permits the lowly rabble such as you to kiss his ring regarding this or any other episode. Thus, notes of homage may be sent to excellency@trentusmagnus.com for DiManzocorp interns to review.

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Posted: Tuesday March 17, 2015

In this week's ball-gassing episode, Magnus felt like reading a crapload of Spider-Man comics. Actually, nothing much new there. That's been going on for months now.

But the difference this time around is the historical nature of the issues in question. Yes, it would be fair to say that Amazing Spider-Man #39-#40 and #121-#122 are of considerable historical input. And, as it happens, very influential on the live action films we've seen up to now. So there's that.

But most of all, this is a treasured continuation of His Excellency's downtime before things. Get. Real. Because it won't be long now before episode #100 comes along. And shortly after that Magnus will embark upon what amounts to a year a of six episode miniseries about miscellaneous and sundry themes, topics, storylines and other stuff.

Enjoy it while you can, people.

For those easily tricked by click-bait teases, "You won't believe what Magnus said about Norman Osborne!"

Because of the amount of discussion about the ol' funny books this week, there's no opportunity, time or willingness to soak up adoration from the teeming masses.

Notwithstanding though, you lowly beggars and miscreants shouldn't feel left out. You commoners and peasants are always welcome to pay your pathetic attempt at tribute to Magnus. DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept bribes to present your missives to His Excellency for review. The email address to use is excellency@trentusmagnus.com, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

In an act of nearly inconceivable charity, your leader permits the lowly rabble such as you to kiss his ring regarding this or any other episode. Thus, notes of homage may be sent to excellency@trentusmagnus.com for DiManzocorp interns to review.

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Posted: Tuesday March 10, 2015

In this week's ball-shattering episode, Magnus puts Rite of Passage from Detective Comics #618-#621 and Identity Crisis (not that one) from Batman #455-#457 under the microscope. These two classic stories written by Alan Grant, pencilled by Norm Breyfogle and inked by Steve Mitchell served as the final lap in Tim Drake's journey toward becoming Batman's sidekick.

In the process, Magnus waxes nostalgic over how much these stories meant as a wee ol' comic book collector in training.

What ensues is seven issues of character-driven awesomeness with one brand new villain, one very old villain, awesome art and engaging characters.

For those of you who regularly fall for click-bait tactics "Here are five things Magnus used to cherish about Batman comics. #3 will make you smile."

After it's all over, Magnus stretches open the sack of mail once again to accept fawning praise from his loyal subjects.

What more do you need to hear? Start listening now, lest a deranged voodoo witch doctor kidnap you.

You lowly beggars and miscreants shouldn't feel left out. You commoners and peasants are always welcome to pay your pathetic attempt at tribute to Magnus. DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept bribes to present your missives to His Excellency for review. The email address to use is excellency@trentusmagnus.com, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

In an act of nearly inconceivable charity, your leader permits the lowly rabble such as you to kiss his ring regarding this or any other episode. Thus, notes of homage may be sent to excellency@trentusmagnus.com for DiManzocorp interns to review.

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Posted: Tuesday March 3, 2015

In this week's ball-biting episode, Magnus continues the downtime by flipping through the first bunch of issues of Ultimate Spider-Man, the opening salvo of Marvel's Ultimate line and also the gateway for Brian Michael Bendis into Spider-Man's world and Mark Bagley's gateway *BACK* into Spider-Man's world.

What ensues is seven issues of... well, something. Good? Bad? A Lady Gaga video? There's absolutely positively only *ONE* way to know for sure. And that's by listening!

For those of you who regularly fall for click-bait tactics "Magnus said *WHAT* about Stan Lee?!"

Leading off all this though is a nice, tantalizing preview of coming attractions... most of which aren't actually coming soon after all because His Excellency reorganized the schedule long after recording this segment. So hmm.

But rest assured, at one point all of that stuff was very much the plan. Just not anymore so much.

So what else is there to say? Start listening now! Or else a genetically-engineered spider will chew up your balls.

Unfortunately though, there's no time for listener feedback this week. Still, you lowly beggars and miscreants shouldn't feel left out. You commoners and peasants are always welcome to pay your pathetic attempt at tribute to Magnus. DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept bribes to present your missives to His Excellency for review. The email address to use is excellency@trentusmagnus.com, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

In an act of nearly inconceivable charity, your leader permits the lowly rabble such as you to kiss his ring regarding this or any other episode. Thus, notes of homage may be sent to excellency@trentusmagnus.com for DiManzocorp interns to review.

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Posted: Tuesday February 24, 2015

In this week's ball-smashing-with-a-nine-iron episode, Magnus once again yammers on at great (some would say unnecessary) length about Dichotic, Skinwalker, Visage and Insurgence from Smallville's second season.

Watch Jonathan Taylor-Thomas split in two! Thrill to a Kawache girl turning into a werewolf (if that's your thing)! Witness Clark almost leap a tall building with a single bound!

Crucial characters are introduced, sublime subplots are carried forward and a well-regarded second season episode is manifestly a sequel to a first season episode.

All this, and Magnus once again pulls the ol' mailbag open nice and wide.

So what are you waiting for? Start listening right now! Otherwise Tina Greer might beat you silly with a baseball bat.

You lowly beggars and miscreants shouldn't feel left out. You commoners and peasants are always welcome to pay your pathetic attempt at tribute to Magnus. DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept bribes to present your missives to His Excellency for review. The email address to use is excellency@trentusmagnus.com, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

In an act of nearly inconceivable charity, your leader permits the lowly rabble such as you to kiss his ring regarding this or any other episode. Thus, notes of homage may be sent to excellency@trentusmagnus.com for DiManzocorp interns to review.

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Posted: Tuesday February 17, 2015

In this week's ball-stealing adventure, Magnus is once joined by Chris Honeywell, recently out on parole, for another entry in the Big Book Report.

The duo take a look back at the Big Book of Little Criminals... which provides a nice opportunity for Big Book Reporters to take a fond and maybe not-so-fond look back at various scumbags, miscreants and general lowlifes they've known over the years. And it ain't pretty either.

Because of the SIZE of comic discussion this around, there's no real opportunity for Magnus to whip out the ol' mailsack and stretch it open nice and wide.

But even so, you lowly beggars and miscreants shouldn't feel left out. You commoners and peasants are always welcome to pay your pathetic attempt at tribute to Magnus. DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept bribes to present your missives to His Excellency for review. The email address to use is excellency@trentusmagnus.com, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

In an act of nearly inconceivable charity, your leader permits the lowly rabble such as you to kiss his ring regarding this or any other episode. Thus, notes of homage may be sent to excellency@trentusmagnus.com for DiManzocorp interns to review.

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Posted: Tuesday February 10, 2015

In this week's ball-reprogramming adventure, Magnus is joined by the Conway Twitty of podcasting, J. David Weter (but you can call him "Dave") to shoot the bull about Spider-Man & Batman- Disordered Minds written by jovial J.M. DeMatteis and illustrated by mellow Mark Bagley.

A first for Trentus Magnus Punches Reality (in that inter-company crossovers have never been discussed on this show before), His Excellency and J. David Weter (but you can call him "Dave") pore through every last detail of the comic and also find the time to shoot the bull about Daredevil a little bit.

As ever with Spider-Man, he wins and loses, loves and loses, fights and loses, tries to stay calm and loses, reaches out for friendship with Batman and loses, and pretty much does a lot of losing in this story. But he punches the Joker in the face and lives to tell the tale. So that's something.

Because of the length, width and girth of comic talk this week, there's no time for Magnus to stretch the mailsack.

But even so, you lowly beggars and miscreants shouldn't feel ignored. You commoners and peasants are always welcome to pay your pathetic attempt at tribute to Magnus. DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept bribes to present your missives to His Excellency for review. The email address to use is excellency@trentusmagnus.com, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

In an act of nearly inconceivable charity, your leader permits the lowly rabble such as you to kiss his ring regarding this or any other episode. Thus, notes of homage may be sent to excellency@trentusmagnus.com for DiManzocorp interns to review.

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Posted: Tuesday February 3, 2015

In this latest ball-strangling episode, Magnus reads Amazing Spider-Man #298-#300 for the very first time. Or maybe the first time in a long time. Who can tell? This legendary trio of issues written by David Michelinie and illustrated by Todd McFarlane, for better or for worse, introduce a major new character to the Spider-Mythos. Unlike subsequent appearances though, this mystery character is actually a pretty interesting and compelling character in this story. Subsequent comics would not be so kind to him.

As for Spider-Man, he once again wins and loses, loves and loses, fights and loses, tries to stay calm and loses and pretty much does a lot of losing in this story. But he hangs out with Aunt May a few times. So there's that.

Once the comic talk has run its course, Magnus pulls a gaping hole into the mailsack so that you beggars can trip over each other to heap praise upon His Excellency's excellence.

But you other lowly commoners and peasants shouldn't feel left out. Yes, the great, filthy, unwashed masses are welcome to pay their pathetic attempt at tribute to Magnus as well. DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing and able to accept bribes to present your missives to His Excellency. The email address to use is excellency@trentusmagnus.com, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

In an act of nearly incomprehensible charity, your wise potentate permits lowly rabble such as you to kiss his ring regarding this or any other episode. Thus, notes of homage may be sent to excellency@trentusmagnus.com for DiManzocorp interns to review.

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Posted: Tuesday January 27, 2015

This latest ball-drowning episode finds His Excellency Magnus taking a long, fond and nostalgic look back at Batman- Going Sane, a four part story from Legends of the Dark Knight #65-#68 geniusly written by JM DeMatteis, masterfully illustrated by Joe Staton and imaginatively lettered by Willie Schubert.

The pitch is simple enough: What if the Joker wins?

What follows is a journey through darkness and insanity that Apocalypse Now can only dream of.

This story is so awesome that a strong argument can be made that mass audiences *STILL* haven't recovered from it. Certainly the Joker has it. Take your Death of the Family silliness outside; nobody cares. Going Sane is what the Joker is *ALL* about.

The common rabble aren't left out of the fun either! Nope. This week His Excellency stretches the ol' mail sack once again so that the lowly peasants can pay their great leader the honor which he is due.

Even so, the rest of you simple commoners are welcome to kiss His Excellency's ring of greatness too. DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing and able to accept bribes to present your missives to Magnus. The email address to use is excellency@trentusmagnus.com, whereupon your emperor might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

In an act of nearly incomprehensible charity, your wise potentate permits lowly miscreants such as you to pay homage regarding this or any other episode. Thus, your notes of humble devotion may be sent to excellency@trentusmagnus.com for DiManzocorp interns to review.

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Posted: Tuesday January 20, 2015

In this latest ball-webbing episode, Magnus is still kicking back and enjoying the downtime before a crapload of miniseries and megaseries start up by taking a fond, if slightly sarcastic, look back at Amazing Spider-Man #31-#33 by Surfing Stan Lee and Pyschosomatic Steve Ditko, a little classic called If This Be My Destiny.

Spider-Man wins and loses, loves and loses, fights and loses, tries to stay calm and loses. In short, he does a lot of losing in this storyline, and His Excellency is there every step of the way to chronicle the journey.

Once all that's over, Magnus stretches the gaping hole in the mailsack so that the simpletons and fools can jockey for position to heap praise upon His Excellency's splendor.

You other lowly halfwits and commoners, you great, filthy, unwashed masses are welcome to pay your pathetic attempt at tribute to Magnus as well. DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing and able to accept bribes to present your missives to His Excellency. The email address to use is excellency@trentusmagnus.com, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

In an act of nearly incomprehensible charity, your wise potentate permits lowly rabble such as you to kiss his ring regarding this or any other episode. Thus, notes of homage may be sent to excellency@trentusmagnus.com for DiManzocorp interns to review.

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Posted: Tuesday January 13, 2015

In this latest ball-yanking episode, Magnus continues his downtime before things get crazygonuts by Legends of the Dark Knight #11-#15 by Doug Moench and Paul Gulacy. Or, as it's more commonly known, Batman- Prey.

If this seems like unusual subject matter for this show, keep in mind that Batman's 75th anniversary is over so the moratorium on the character has ended as well.

This is a classic yet unsung Batman story that nobody except Magnus seems to remember, which means it's well worth talking about. His Excellency rationally analyzes some parts of the story, geeks out over others and generally a good time is had by all. Test-audiences were rendered blind over this episode's epic splendor so listener discretion is not only advised but actively encouraged.

Once all that's over, Magnus opens up the ol' mailsack so that the peasants can compete with each other to heap fawning praise on the ground upon which their leader walks.

Notwithstanding all the time spent letting the unwashed masses pay their humble tribute, homage His Excellency's awesomeness is never discouraged so you commoners are welcome to share your thoughts as well. DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing and able to accept bribes to present your missives to His Excellency, who can be reached at excellency@trentusmagnus.com, whereupon your potentate might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

In an act of nearly incomprehensible charity, Magnus permits lowly rabble such as you to kiss his ring regarding this or any other episode. Thus, notes of homage may be sent to excellency@trentusmagnus.com for DiManzocorp interns to review.

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Posted: Tuesday January 6, 2015

In this latest ball-twisting episode, Magnus enjoys the downtime by rereading some of the few truly enjoyable Spider-Man comics from the mid-90's. The Untold Tales of Spider-Man was an unexpected oasis in the Clone Saga wilderness. So what effect did Untold Tales have on His Excellency's budding Spider-Fandom? The answer is not what you think

Once it's all over, Magnus reacts to Views from the Longbox Episode 188: Legion Talk. So important is that episode of Views that the awesomeness of it cannot be contained to just one episode of Bailey's fine show.

The click-bait fiends amongst us probably expected "Magnus said *WHAT* about Paul Levitz?!" but not everything should cater to Buzzfeed's lowest common denominator marketing gimmicks.

Because of all the comic talk and Views from the Longbox reaction, there's no time for His Excellency to accept homage from his listening audience of serfs this week.

Notwithstanding, paying tribute to His Excellency's awesomeness is never discouraged so you peasants with ideas for a topic should feel free to e-mail their beloved emperor at excellency@trentusmagnus.com and he might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

In an act of nearly incomprehensible kindness, Magnus permits the lowly rabble to kiss his ring regarding this or any other episode. Thus, notes of homage may be sent to excellency@trentusmagnus.com for DiManzocorp interns to review.

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Posted: Tuesday December 30, 2014

In this latest ball-poisoning episode, Magnus once again takes a look back at Smallville, this time discussing the episodes Nocturne, Redux, Lineage and Ryan from season 2. The characters alternately get blasts from the past, discover surprising secrets about family and, at points, say goodbye to friends way too soon. All that and Magnus clues you plebes in on the sowing of seeds for Clark's character trajectory this season.

Once it's all over, His Excellency takes a fond look back at his own magnificence in podcasting during 2014. The voluminous quantity of highs, the only low (which was itself a fluke, very brief and the perfect storm of factors utterly beyond His Excellency's control).

The click-bait suckers in the crowd might have wanted the above to say "I can't believe who Magnus smack-talked in the second half!" but not everything belongs on Buzzfeed. Most things don't, in fact.

Because of all the character study and the recognition of his grandeur, Magnus has no time for you plebes to pay tribute to your leader this week.

Notwithstanding, paying homage to His Excellency's majesty is never discouraged so you peasant with ideas for a topic should feel free to e-mail their beloved emperor at excellency@trentusmagnus.com and he might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

In an act of nearly incomprehensible kindness, Magnus permits the lowly commoners to kiss his ring regarding this or any other episode. Thus, notes of homage may be sent to excellency@trentusmagnus.com for DiManzocorp interns to review.

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Posted: Tuesday December 23, 2014

In this latest ball-hoaxing episode, Magnus is rejoined by his loyal podcasting vassal Chris Honeywell to talk about something other than Big Books. Because it's Christmas and His Excellency and Chris both have other stuff going on.

To make the most of the Big Book Report label though, you could consider this an unofficial sequel the Big Book Report- Hoaxes as the stuff Magnus and Honeywell talk about this time around might've been included if the Big Book of Hoaxes had been published today.

From non-existent Internet celebrities to supposed wackaloons offering modest proposals, no stone is left unturned in this discussion about all things Internet that might be termed "tawdry BS".

The click-bait audience might've preferred "You won't BELIEVE who Magnus nearly booked for this episode!" but not everything is meant for sub-room temperature IQ's.

Because this thing is so long (that's what she said?), there's no real opportunity for Magnus to permit the masses from declaring their undying love and adulation in the form of listener feedback this week.

Still, paying homage to His Excellency's majesty is never discouraged so you peasant with ideas for a topic should feel free to e-mail their beloved emperor at excellency@trentusmagnus.com and he might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

In an act of nearly incomprehensible kindness, Magnus permits the lowly commoners to kiss his ring regarding this or any other episode. Thus, notes of homage may be sent to excellency@trentusmagnus.com for DiManzocorp interns to review.

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Posted: Tuesday December 16, 2014

In this latest ball-assassinating episode, Magnus is rejoined by his loyal podcasting vassal Michael Bailey to talk, talk and talk some more about the director's cut of Oliver Stone's 1991 opus JFK. 3.5 hours of commentary, conspiracy skepticism and smoke breaks.

The click-bait vulnerable might've preferred "Magnus did *WHAT* halfway through the commentary?!!?" but it's hard to lose enough brain cells to invent such cheap marketing tactics.

Because of the length of this episode (has it been mentioned yet that it's 3.5 hours long?), there's no time for adulation from the unwashed miscreants. Listener feedback has been suspended this week.

Even so, paying tribute to His Excellency's grandeur is always encouraged so the lowmen and commoners listening who have ideas for a topic should feel free to e-mail their beloved emperor at excellency@trentusmagnus.com and he might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

In an act of barely comprehensible charity, Magnus permits you lowly miscreants to kiss his ring regarding this or any other episode. Thus, notes of homage may be sent to excellency@trentusmagnus.com for DiManzocorp interns to review.

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Posted: Tuesday December 9, 2014

In this latest ball-shocking episode, Magnus takes a fond walk down memory lane and salutes the very first Marvel comics he ever owned... plus issue #3 of that series.

The click-bait crowd might've preferred "You won't BELIEVE what His Excellency's first Marvel comics were!" but nothing's perfect, right?

Magnus also whips out the ol' mail sack once again this week and podcasting vassal Tom Panarese unintentionally touches off a nuclear freaking explosion.

All this and more in this week's adventure!

Singing the praises of Magnus is always encouraged so any of you miserable peasants with ideas for a topic should feel free to e-mail your beloved king at excellency@trentusmagnus.com and he might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

In an act of nigh-unprecedented benevolence, Magnus permits the lowly miscreants to kiss his ring regarding this or any other episode. Thus, notes of admiration may be sent to excellency@trentusmagnus.com for servants of Magnus to review.

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Posted: Tuesday December 2, 2014

In this latest ball-punishing episode, Magnus gabs about the MAX Punisher storyline "In the Beginning". That's one way to put it. Another way would be that Magnus has a total geekout over the awesome splendidness of the Garth Ennis take on the Punisher.

The click-bait crowd might've preferred "You won't BELIEVE won't Magnus said about Frank Miller" but you can't have everything, right? Unless you're Magnus, that is.

To commemorate Just A Good Moment, a very sleepy Magnus recorded a stream of consciousness ode to those small pockets of happiness and joy that come along sometimes waaaaaaaaaaaaay back in July. And it's the second part of this show.

Because of that, there can be no feedback this week.

Still, singing the praises of Magnus is never discouraged so any of you commoners with ideas for a topic should feel free to e-mail your beloved king at trentusmagnus@gmail.com and he might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

In an act of borderline unparalleled charity, Magnus has condescended to allow the rabble and unwashed masses to kiss his ring regarding this or any other episode. Thus, notes of admiration may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for servants of Magnus to review.

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Posted: Tuesday November 25, 2014

Happy birthday, PQ Ribber! In this latest ball-shooting episode, Magnus kicks back with PQ Ribber, a podcasting vassal of note, and the two spend time shooting the bull, gabbing about comics, ranting about certain creators and paying their last respects to Joan Rivers.

This off-the-cuff show was recorded on a whim mostly because His Excellency felt like recording something and PQ Ribber, the birthday boy, was available at that moment. A wonderful time is had by all!

To commemorate Thanksgiving, Magnus puts feedback on hold to look back at what a kickass year 2014 has been.

For those who put a premium on click-bait gimmicks, "Magnus is superstitious about WHAT?!"

Because of PQ Ribber's contributions and His Excellency's outpouring of gratitude, there is no feedback from any of the Magnus Nation's loyal subjects.

Even so, acts of tribute are never discouraged though so any of you serfs with ideas for a topic should feel free to e-mail your beloved king at trentusmagnus@gmail.com and he might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

In an act of nearly incomprehensible benevolence, Magnus allows you humble commoners to kiss his ring regarding this or any other episode. Thus, notes of admiration may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for servants of Magnus to review.

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Posted: Tuesday November 18, 2014

In this latest ball-tasing episode, Magnus goes to great pains to show listeners and stuffy DC editors that, in spite of all claims to the contrary, Green Lantern- Emerald Dawn is most assuredly *NOT* a sin.

It begins with awesomeness. Which, of course, His Excellency has in the utmost abundance. And that leads to an idea. The idea in this case being to establish that Jim Owsley, Keith Giffen, Gerard Jones and MD Bright are men amongst men when it comes to all things Green Lantern.

The end result of any such undertaking can only be the face-rocking splendor which longtime listeners have come to expect and which first time listeners will have their faces rocked by.

For those given to cheap click-bait gimmicks, "You won't believe what Magnus said about Emerald Dawn! My wife just went sterile listening to this!"

But it's not *ALL* comics this week. Nope! This week's plentiful helping of badassitude is wrapped up with plebes giving adoring tribute to His Excellency Magnus in this week's feedback section. "You just won't believe who Magnus reads email from this week!"

Additional acts of homage are never discouraged though so any of you peasants with ideas for a topic should feel free to e-mail your beloved king at trentusmagnus@gmail.com and he might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

In an act of almost unprecedented charity and generosity, Magnus allows you lowly peasants to kiss his ring regarding this and any other episode. Thus, notes of admiration may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for His Excellency's servants to review.

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Posted: Tuesday November 11, 2014

In this latest ball-electrifying episode, Magnus indulges his fandom for both Jerry Ordway and Captain Marvel. For clarity's sake, this is the character who deserves to be called Captain Marvel rather than Marvel's terminally-ill copyright gimmick.

Specifically, the story on tap this time around is the Power of Shazam hardcover, written and painted by no less than Jerry Ordway himself. The Power of Shazam endeavored to do for Captain Marvel what John Byrne's Man of Steel did for Superman in giving the character a proper start point.

Or does it?

For the click-bait crowd, "Five great reasons to read the Power of Shazam. You won't believe #4!!"

The episode wraps up with peasant listeners paying loving homage to His Excellency's grandeur in the feedback section.

Kissing His Excellency's ring is never discouraged though so any of you commoners and lowmen with ideas for a topic should feel free to e-mail your beloved king at trentusmagnus@gmail.com and he might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

In an act of almost unprecedented charity and generosity, Magnus allows you miserable serfs to express devotion to His Excellency regarding this and any other episode. Thus, notes of admiration may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for His Excellency's servants to review.

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Posted: Tuesday November 4, 2014

In this latest ball-obliterating episode, the Magnus Talks About Smallville retrospective series resumes with discussion about the episodes Vortex, Heat, Duplicity and Red. Smallville's sophomore season was marked by several major changes, advancements and improvements. An already good show becomes even better during the second season.

This episode, destined to become Douglas Meacham's favorite ever, is wrapped up with a long overdue return to feedback. It has been many weeks since Magnus made himself available to his adoring public to allow them to kiss his ring and behold his majesty so time is graciously spent this week allowing the peasants and commoners to express fealty to their beloved leader.

Still, more is not discouraged. Should any of you beggars have ideas for a topic, you should feel free to e-mail your wise emperor at trentusmagnus@gmail.com and he might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

In an act of almost unprecedented charity and generosity, Magnus allows serfs to express devotion to His Excellency regarding this and any other episode. Thus, notes paying homage and admiration may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for His Excellency's servants to review.

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Posted: Tuesday October 28, 2014

In this latest ball-haunting episode, Magnus is once again joined by Two True Freaks co-host and former crime scene investigator Chris Honeywell for another entry in the Big Book Report series.

This time around, His Excellency Magnus and his humble vassal Honeywell plum the depths the Big Book of Death, which itself attempts to plum the depths of every conceivable way to check out, go to that big LCS in the sky, swim the fishes, become worm food, buy the farm, reach one's expiration date and, most of all, shuffle off this mortal coil.

Seriously, people, *GOTH CHICKS* probably don't talk as much about death as Magnus and his loyal sidekick Honeywell do in this show.

And as ever, there are tangents aplenty. Politics, religion, sexual preference, the Great Pumpkins, Fight Club, virtually *EVERYTHING* you don't talk about with people gets talked about by these insensitive reactionaries.

Because of this show's amazing splendidness, there isn't time for any of you lowly nobodies to kiss His Excellency's ring in the feedback section.

Still, if any of you peasants have ideas for a topic, you should feel free to e-mail your beloved potentate at trentusmagnus@gmail.com and he might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

Those of you who wish to express your obsequiousness to His Excellency regarding this and any other episode may send their notes of devotion to trentusmagnus@gmail.com.

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Posted: Tuesday October 21, 2014

In this latest ball-poisoning episode, Magnus reaches the conclusion of the critically-venerated Superman Megaseries by paying homage to the Death of Superman from Superman #149. Last time, Superman consciously took sentient life. This time, he loses his own life.

This time out, Magnus is joined by Superman professor emeritus Michael Bailey from Fayetville County.

What did they say about The Death of Superman? Heartfelt praises? Scorn and mockery? Abject confusion? Or, in Mr. Bailey's case, long, rambling, drunken threats against persons unknown? The only way to find out is by listening to this instant classic!

For those of you inclined to click-bait, "Magnus said *WHAT* about a fan-favorite Superman writer?!"

The awesome leaks off this episode to such a degree that there is neither time nor need for feedback from the lowly commoners who adore this show week in and week out.

Still, if any of you beggars have ideas for a topic, you should feel free to e-mail your beloved emperor at trentusmagnus@gmail.com and he might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

Those of you who wish to express your obsequiousness to His Excellency regarding this and any other episode may send their notes of devotion to trentusmagnus@gmail.com.

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Posted: Tuesday October 14, 2014

In this latest ball-slicing episode, Magnus nears the conclusion of the critically-apotheosized Superman Megaseries by taking an eye-opening look back at the Supergirl Saga primarily by John Byrne, which was not only served as Byrne's farewell to Superman (and possibly middle finger to the Powers That Were at DC) but also saw Superman consciously take sentient life.

This time around, Magnus is joined by J. David Weter, one of the very few who could ever be considered one of His Excellency's podcasting vassals. Did they love the Supergirl Saga? Hate it? Disagree bitterly over it?

For the click-bait prone, "WHO did Superman kill in this comic book?"

This much awesome in one podcast is very close to unprecedented so unfortunately there was no time for Magnus to indulge in feedback from the beggars and peasants.

Still, if any of you lowly commoners have a suggestion for a topic, you should feel free to e-mail your benevolent leader at trentusmagnus@gmail.com and he might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

Feedback for this and any other episode may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com.

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Posted: Tuesday October 7, 2014

In this latest ball-nuking episode, Magnus continues the critically-deified Superman Megaseries by resuming the discussion about All-Star Superman. Issues #07-12 come under the microscope this time as Magnus and Jon M. Wilson give the remainder of the miniseries a full-cavity search that Robert Stack would be proud of. In many ways, this is the perfect follow up to last week's first part of the All-Star Superman series. Because this is the conclusion of it, duh.

For those of you who fall for click-bait tactics everytime, "YOU JUST WON'T BELIEVE WHICH SUPERHERO HIS EXCELLENCY HAD A TANGENT ABOUT THIS TIME OUT!!"

Because of this masterpiece's running time, unfortunately none of you fools and peasants will be heard from this week.

Still, if any of you lowly commoners have a suggestion for a topic, you should feel free to e-mail your beloved leader at trentusmagnus@gmail.com and he might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

Feedback for this and any other episode may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com.

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Posted: Tuesday September 30, 2014

In this latest ball-stabbing episode, Magnus continues the critically-canonized Superman Megaseries by discussing the first six episodes of All-Star Superman. The story by Grant Morrison is analyzed and the art by Frank Quitely is discussed quite frankly. In many ways, this is the perfect follow up to last week's realism-obsessed Earth One vol. 2.

Since click-bait tactics are the order of the day, "YOU JUST WON'T BELIEVE WHO JOINED MAGNUS TO TALK ABOUT ALL-STAR SUPERMAN!!"

Sadly, none of you simpletons and beggars will be heard from this week. This episode is quite long enough as it is so there wasn't time for feedback.

Still, if any of you lowmen have a suggestion for a topic, you should feel free to e-mail your beloved emperor at trentusmagnus@gmail.com and he might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

Feedback for this and any other episode may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com.

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Posted: Tuesday September 23, 2014

In this latest ball-draining episode, Magnus continues the critically-felated Superman Megaseries by finally talking about Superman- Earth One vol. 02. This story picks up basically where the last one left off.

How did such an outspoken critic of realism in comics feel about this entry in the Earth One universe? That'd ruin the surprise.

Click-bait tactics seem to work well though so you can imagine the headline says "Magnus said *WHAT* about Superman- Earth One vol. 02?!?!"

No feedback this week as Magnus takes the opportunity to talk about something that (so far at least) has absolutely nothing to do with comics.

If any of you simple-minded fools have a suggestion for a topic, you should feel free to e-mail your beloved potentate at trentusmagnus@gmail.com and he might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

Feedback for this and any other episode may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com.

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Posted: Tuesday September 16, 2014

In this latest ball-chewing episode, Magnus resumes the critically-venerated Superman Megaseries by reading Smallville: The Comic #1 cover dated November 2002. It's a collection of two short stories taking place in the Smallville universe.

Before season 11 came along, Smallville comics had a pretty lousy reputation, which begs the question of just how His Excellency reacted to this issue. Was it toilet paper with staples in it? Or is it an underappreciated gem? Listen and find out.

For those of you who respond to click-bait crap, just pretend the above paragraph says "You won't believe how Magnus reacted to *THIS* Smallville comic!"

Also, Magnus once again opens the floor to feedback from you weak-minded listeners this week.

If any of you knaves and fools have a suggestion for a topic, you should feel free to e-mail your revered leader at trentusmagnus@gmail.com and he might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

Feedback for this and any other episode may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com.

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Posted: Tuesday September 9, 2014

In this latest ball-twisting episode, Magnus wraps the Smallville season 01 retrospective series, discussing episode 18- Drone through episode 21- Tempest. The back four of season 01, this batch of shows includes a popular (though incoherent) TV trope and a tornado hitting Smallville! NOTHING WILL EVER BE THE SAME AGAIN! Until the season 02 retrospective starts anyway.

All things considered, this run of episodes REALLY could've sucked out loud but several major and minor elements affected the outcome. But to what degree? Did Magnus love these episodes? Hate them? Forget them moments after rewatching them? LISTEN NOW AND FIND OUT!!

Also, we once again dip into listener feedback as yet more peasant listeners trip over themselves to kiss His Excellency's ring. Also, Magnus goes on a borderline psychotic rant about the PC Police ruining the experience of nicotine.

If any of you serfs and lowmen have a suggestion for a topic, you should feel free to e-mail your wise leader at trentusmagnus@gmail.com and he might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

Feedback for this and any other episode may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com.

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Posted: Tuesday September 2, 2014

In this latest ball-clenching episode, Magnus takes a break from the critically-beloved Superman Megaseries with another installment of the Big Book Report.

This time the spotlight falls on the Big Book of the Unexplained, written by Doug Moench and illustrated by entirely too many artists to mention here. These are bizarre stories of impossible animals, lost continents, out of place artifacts, UFO's, alien abductions and weird sex with female extra terrestrial lifeforms!

His Excellency is once again joined by Chris Honeywell. But this time, Chris roped Scott H. Gardner, his own co-host of Two True Freaks, to talk about all that weird stuff.

With more tangents than you could ever hope to shake a tin foil at, your leader and his two compatriots plumb the depths of the bizarre and even share a few personal anecdotes.

No feedback this week... unless you count that bizarre static sound in the beginning. Is that the NSA listening in on the discussion?

If any of you simpleminded fools have a suggestion for a topic, you should feel free to e-mail your wise leader at trentusmagnus@gmail.com and he might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

Feedback for this and any other episode may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com.

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Posted: Tuesday August 26, 2014

In this latest ball-boiling episode, Magnus continues the critically-sainted Superman Megaseries by taking a look at Superman vol. 1 #01 and #02, the first Golden Age comics this series has ever covered.

What did His Excellency think of these quaint old relics from a bygone era? Well, saying so here means you wouldn't have to listen to the episode. And that would be bad. Mmmkay?

Also, Magnus opens the old mailbag and responds to some feedback from you lowly peasants this week.

If any of you simpletons have a suggestion for a topic, you should feel free to e-mail your wise leader at trentusmagnus@gmail.com and he might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

Feedback for this and any other episode may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com.

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Posted: Tuesday August 19, 2014

In this latest ball-bruising episode, Magnus continues the critically-worshipped Superman Megaseries by putting everything on pause for a chit-chat with Jon M. Wilson, host of The New 52 Adventures.

Wilson and His Excellency turn a something-less-than-critical eye on the New 52 and also discuss other aspects of the Man of Steel.

No feedback from any of you lowly minded peasants this week.

Even so, if any of you rubes have a suggestion for a topic, you should feel free to e-mail your grand leader at trentusmagnus@gmail.com and he might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

Feedback for this and any other episode may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com.

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Posted: Tuesday August 12, 2014

In this latest ball-ruining episode, Magnus continues the critically-adored Superman Megaseries by taking a fond look back at Superman #246.

What's so special about Superman #246? Absolutely nothing. Which is what makes it so special. What does that even mean? Explaining it here means you wouldn't have to listen to the podcast. None you low-men seem to mind sharing click-bait stupidity on Facebook so one good turn deserves another.

No feedback this week because His Excellency uses the second segment to break down why the Pre-Crisis Superman in general and the Bronze Age version in particular is definitive.

Even so, if you lowly peons have a suggestion for a topic, you should feel free to e-mail your grand leader at trentusmagnus@gmail.com and he might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

Feedback for this and any other episode may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com.

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Posted: Tuesday August 5, 2014

In this latest ball-wrecking episode, Magnus continues the critically-praised Superman Megaseries with a discussion about Superman Beyond #1-#4. An elderly Superman questions his place in a world that truly has moved on around him.Did His Excellency cherish these comics? Or metaphorically burn them in effigy because you can't really burn digital comics? Saying so here would defeat the purpose of listening. So start listening!Also, in the email section, more lowly peasants attempt to express their love and devotion to His Excellency but, once again, words fail them. But Magnus appreciates their pathetic efforts anyway.If the rest of you peons have a suggestion for a topic, you should feel free to e-mail your wise leader at trentusmagnus@gmail.com and he might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!Feedback for this and any other episode may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com.

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Posted: Tuesday July 29, 2014

In this latest ball-crashing episode, Magnus continues the critically-lauded Superman Megaseries with a discussion about the DC Comics Library hardcover reprint of the classic Kryptonite Nevermore/Sandman Saga that brought the titular hero into the Bronze Age.

Did Magnus love it? Hate it? Reluctantly accept it? Demand his money back? Tune in now and find out!

Also, we once again get into some listener feedback as you plebes try your pathetic best to give proper tribute to His Excellency's grandeur but fail miserably in the attempt. But Magnus loves you anyway.

If the rest of you lowly serfs have a suggestion for a topic, you should feel free to e-mail your grand leader at trentusmagnus@gmail.com and he might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

Feedback for this and any other episode may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com.

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Posted: Tuesday July 22, 2014

In this latest ball-shivving episode, Magnus kicks off the longwaited Superman Megaseries in observance of a certain Last Son of Krypton's 76th anniversary. In this inaugural entry in the megaseries, the focus falls on "The Stranger Who Stalks Smallville" from Superboy v1 #150 cover dated September 1968.

Also, we once again dip into listener feedback. His Excellency's loyal subjects try their pitiful best to render proper homage but their words fail to do justice to his awesomeness. But Magnus forgives them.

As for the rest of you lowly peons, do you have a suggestion for a topic? Feel free to e-mail me at trentusmagnus@gmail.com and I might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

Feedback for this and any other episode may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com.

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Posted: Tuesday July 15, 2014

In this latest ball-slamming episode, Magnus continues the Smallville season 01 retrospective series, tackling episode 14- Zero through episode 17- Reaper. A *MAJOR* Smallville trope gets introduced in this batch of episodes, an old villain returns (briefly) and there are two incredibly annoying guest stars.

Also, we once again dip into listener feedback. Grateful subjects of His Excellency Magnus express their loyalty and try to understand just what makes their leader so amazing. But there are no words to explain something like that, of course.

Do you have a suggestion for a topic? Feel free to e-mail me at trentusmagnus@gmail.com and I might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

Feedback for this and any other episode may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com.

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Posted: Tuesday July 8, 2014

In this latest ball-deflating episode, Magnus is once again joined by disgraced former-Wall Street financial advisor Chris Honeywell for another chapter of the Big Book Report. This time out, it's the Big Book of Scandal. Magnus and Chris make a gentleman's agreement to talk about all the stuff you're really not supposed to talk about with other people. Ever.

After last week's ball-punching, 3.5 hour epic, things are a little easier this time. Minimal production BS and just under two hours in length. Much more manageable. Also, this is the narrowest gap in time between recording and release of any Trentus Magnus Punches Reality episode since the mighty first episode many moons ago. So here we are. Now start listening lest some really embarassing information about you get leaked to the national media.

Do you have a suggestion for a topic? Feel free to e-mail me at trentusmagnus@gmail.com and I might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

Feedback for this and any other episode may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com.

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Posted: Tuesday July 1, 2014

Here it is! In this latest ball-punching episode, Magnus is joined by several podcasters to shoot the breeze about famous 50th issues of comics.

This son of a son is over three and a half hours long. Three and a half hours of comic book awesomeness, plus a few personal confessions and recollections.

Do you have a suggestion for a topic? Feel free to e-mail me at trentusmagnus@gmail.com and I might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

Feedback for this and any other episode may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com.

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Posted: Tuesday June 24, 2014

In this latest ball-kicking episode, Magnus winds up this five part series dedicated to movie sequels that have been severely misjudged. By the time "credits" roll here, the record will have oh-fficially been set straight as only His Excellency Magnus can set it!

This time around, the spotlight falls on the Karate Kid Part III, easily the most maligned and misunderstood of the Karate Kid trilogy. Daniel gets kicked around a lot during the movie but that's nothing compared to how poorly this third entry's been treated by fans, critics and the intelligentsia over the years.

But no more! Yes, kids, Magnus turns a highly literary and analytical eye to this film's myriad themes, layers and twists. So what more is there to say? Start listening or Terry Silver and John Kreese will concoct a diabolical plot against you and your sensei next!

This sequel series will consist of only five parts because next week comes the epic, epic, EPIC Fiftieth Episode Epic Milestone Anniversary Retrospective Spectacular Extravaganza!

You like guest stars? You like disorganization? You like extreme amounts of ego? You like *COMICS*? Do yourself a favor for once in life and listen to the mighty and majestic Magnus Episode 50. Epic and his little brother Badass *BOTH* suffered severe symptoms of inadequacy after test screenings of episode 50. Don't miss it!

Also, this time around we once again dip into listener feedback. Loyal subjects everywhere try to put into words just how His Excellency Magnus saved them from lives of utter meaninglessness by allowing them to lift him high above themselves, where he belongs.

Do you have a suggestion for a topic? Feel free to e-mail me at trentusmagnus@gmail.com and I might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

Feedback for this and any other episode may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com.

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Posted: Tuesday June 17, 2014

In this latest ball-stomping episode, Magnus nears the end of a five part series dedicated to movie sequels that have been severely misjudged. Because it's time to set the record straight!

This time around, the discussion revolves around the Matrix Reloaded and the Matrix Revolutions. How bad are those movies exactly? Well, giving it all away here would defeat the whole purpose of the episode. So start listening already! Otherwise, Smith will drop by your house and assimilate you too.

This sequel series will only consist of five parts because we're drawing closer, ever closer, to the epic, epic, EPIC Fiftieth Episode Epic Milestone Anniversary Retrospective Spectacular Extravaganza! More to follow!

Also, this time around we once again dip into listener feedback. Loyal subjects everywhere try to put into words just how awesome His Excellency Magnus is but none can quite do justice to his grandeur. Their efforts are nevertheless appreciated though.

Do you have a suggestion for a topic? Feel free to e-mail me at trentusmagnus@gmail.com and I might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

Feedback for this and any other episode may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com.

Forgive the early arrival of this episode but it was either release it a couple of days early or possibly a few days late.

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Posted: Tuesday June 10, 2014

In this latest ball-smothering episode, Magnus continues the five part series dedicated to movie sequels that have been severely misjudged. Because it's time to set the record straight!

This time around, the spotlight falls on the Superman sequels that haven't been discussed on this show yet: Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut, Superman III and Superman IV. This is by popular demand, incidentally. Where does Magnus come down with movies. Great? Mediocre? Poop on a stick without the stick?

Saying so here would defeat the whole point of listening to the show, wouldn't it?

This sequel series will only consist of five parts because here we also begin our build up to the epic, epic, EPIC Fiftieth Episode Epic Milestone Anniversary Retrospective Spectacular Extravaganza! More to follow!

Do you have a suggestion for a topic? Feel free to e-mail me at trentusmagnus@gmail.com and I might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

Feedback for this and any other episode may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com.

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Posted: Tuesday June 3, 2014

In this latest ball-igniting episode, Magnus continues the five part series dedicated to movie sequels that have been severely misjudged. Because it's time to set the record straight!

This time around, the spotlight falls on Batman Returns. What did the guy who praised and defended the Schumacher films think of Burton's darkest Batman film?

If I said it here, there'd be no reason to listen. And this show's nothing if not gimmick-adept!

This sequel series will only consist of five parts because here we also begin our build up to the epic, epic, EPIC Fiftieth Episode Epic Milestone Anniversary Retrospective Spectacular Extravaganza! More to follow!

So what the hell more is there to say? Unless you want penguin commandos camping out on your front lawn, start listening!

Do you have a suggestion for a topic? Feel free to e-mail me at trentusmagnus@gmail.com and I might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

Feedback for this and any other episode may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com.

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Posted: Tuesday May 27, 2014

In this latest ball-detonating episode, Magnus embarks on a new five part series dedicated to movie sequels that have been severely misjudged. It's time to set the record straight!

To kick off the new series, His Excellency is joined by Two True Freaks co-host and former Apple software engineer Scott Gardner to shoot the breeze about the amazingly awesome epicness of Spider-Man 3. Did he and Scott love it? Hate it? You did read the beginning of this paragraph, right?

This series will only consist of five parts because here we also begin our build up to the epic, epic, EPIC Fiftieth Episode Epic Milestone Anniversary Retrospective Spectacular Extravaganza! More to follow!

So what the hell more is there to say? Start listening right now or Venom will come to your house and chew your face off!

Do you have a suggestion for a topic? Feel free to e-mail me at trentusmagnus@gmail.com and I might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

Feedback for this and any other episode may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com.

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Posted: Monday May 19, 2014

In this latest ball-impaling episode, Magnus continues the Smallville retrospective series, tackling episode number eight, Jitters through episode 13, Kinetic. How much is there to really say about these episodes? Listen for yourself.

In a rare show of synergy, the feedback section relates to the first trickles of the response to the last Magnus Talks About Smallville show. Something to look forward to, yes?

So what more do you want? Unless you want Amy Adams to come to your house and eat your spleen, you'll start listening right now!

Do you have a suggestion for a topic? Feel free to e-mail me at trentusmagnus@gmail.com and I might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

Feedback for this and any other episode may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com.

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Posted: Tuesday May 13, 2014

In this latest ball-shocking episode, Magnus is once again joined by Chris "not guilty, Your Honor" Honeywell for another entry of the Big Book Report. This week features discussion about the Big Book of the 70's. From disco to polyester, we're talking about ten years of tackiness and tumult!

Chris "she didn't look like a cop!" Honeywell's nostalgia for the more colorful extracurricular activities isn't as interesting following the latest edition of Two True Freaks Storytellers.

And as a pair, Magnus and Honeywell get lost in fond remembrances of Recordings of Illegitimate Origin while criticizing the modern music industry (or what's left of it)... and less-than-fond remembrances of the Son of Sam with a side of Columbine thrown in for good measure.

But in the plus column, if you're a fan of listening to Chris "pinch and roll" Honeywell gleefully violate every known measuring post of common sense and good taste, this is the episode for you!

So start listening already! Just don't expect any feedback this time around. This episode's long enough as it is.

Do you have a suggestion for a topic? Feel free to e-mail me at trentusmagnus@gmail.com and I might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday May 6, 2014

In this latest ball-choking episode, Magnus runs out of ideas and so joins forces with Scott Ryfun from D4G (where pretentious goes for dinner) to talk mostly about music. From the 1960's to the 1990's, there's a *LOT* of music talk here.

Oh yeah, and the Secret Origins of D4G and Trentus Magnus Punches Reality are revealed for the very first time (at least on Trentus Magnus Punches Reality).

So start listening! Otherwise His Excellency might go into a kung-fu stance on you!

No feedback this week!

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Posted: Tuesday April 29, 2014

In this latest ball-hammering episode, Magnus takes a fond look back at one of the great sci-fi movies of all time. Gattaca! Thrill to His Excellency's origin story with Gattaca before subjecting this bad boy to a little bit of analysis. How well does the movie ultimately hold up? Judge for yourself!There's also more feedback this week courtesy of Tom Panarese!What more do you need? Start listening now before Eugene runs you over in his wheelchair!Do you have a suggestion for a topic? Feel free to e-mail me at trentusmagnus@gmail.com and I might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!Feedback for this and any other episode may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com.

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Posted: Tuesday April 22, 2014

In this latest ball-immolating episode, Magnus kicks the tires on Sandman Mystery Theatre 1-4 written by Matt Wagner with art by Guy Davis. It's a sordid tale of kidnapping, murder and incest. As if all that wasn't cool enough, it's also the first Vertigo title this podcast has ever discussed. Probably. Truth is we're too lazy to double-check.So. Sandman Mystery Theatre. What worked? What didn't? Is SMT a celebration of Wesley Dodds or a brand new character given an old character's name? There's only one way to find out! And that one way is to listen!All this, plus more listener e-mail too! This week's response comes from the pen (yes, he handwrites everything) of Professor Alan of the Quarter-Bin and Shortbox Showcase podcasts from the Relatively Geeky Network.If you're not convinced yet, you may as well give up and listen to boring NPR or something because this podcast episode to end all podcast episodes will rip your face off, glue it back on and rip it off again. You will need a new pair of underwear by the time the episode's over. Satisfaction guaranteed!Do you have a suggestion for a topic? Feel free to e-mail me at trentusmagnus@gmail.com and I might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!Feedback for this and any other episode may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com.

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Posted: Tuesday April 15, 2014

Come celebrate 39 ball-demolishing episodes with Magnus and take a fond look back at everything that's made Trentus Magnus Punches Reality the runaway podcast sensation that's sweeping the nation and, as ever, gab about comics.It's an hour and a half of incredibly manly talk about comics. Plus, Magnus opens the ol' mailbag and handles some listener feedback.All this and criticism of Grant Morrison is kept to a relative minimum.Unless you won lottery and have a bio-movie in development where you'll be played by Denzel Washington (like Magnus does), it just doesn't get any better than this. So start listening now!Do you have a suggestion for a topic? Feel free to e-mail me at trentusmagnus@gmail.com and I might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!Feedback for this and any other episode may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com.

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Posted: Tuesday April 8, 2014

In this latest ball-gripping episode, Magnus takes a fond look back at the three issue Strangers in Paradise miniseries from 1993. What went right and what went wrong. All that and Magnus checks out some more listener feedback too!So get to it already! Or do you want Katchoo to pull your nose and then curb stomp you too?Do you have a suggestion for a topic? Feel free to e-mail me at trentusmagnus@gmail.com and I might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!Feedback for this and any other episode may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com.

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Posted: Tuesday April 1, 2014

All podcasters make grandiose plans sometimes. Sometimes they dream up epic scales of awesome never before dreamed of by their predecessors. Sometimes they come up with something so stupendously amazing that the entire podcasting game is redefined. Sometimes their creativity and inventiveness is unleashed in ways nobody ever dared dream of before.But sometimes they fall flat on their faces.And when they fall flat on their faces, they need help digging themselves out and retaining some semblance of their dignity. It's a true friend who assists in that endeavor.But in this latest ball-squeezing episode, that's precisely what happens when J. David Weter (but you can call him Dave) saves Magnus from the consequences of his own folly. This episode was originally intended to reach for the stars but the end result instead barely scratched the ground.And J. David Weter (but you can call him Dave) agreed to come to the rescue and bail Magnus out.The subject? Zip, zilch, nada. Nearly 2.5 hours of nothing. Absolutely nothing. 2.5 hours of Magnus and J. David Weter (but you can call him Dave) shooting the sh*t and desperately trying not to talk about what a crashing failure the original episode had become.But emerging from the burning, steaming wreck of ineptitude and failure is a touching story of forgiveness, hope, friendship, alien refugees from distant galaxies, blind attorneys who terrorize Hell's Kitchen's underworld and genetic deviants sworn to protect a world that hates and fears them.Listen to J. David Weter (but you can call him Dave) and Magnus desperately cast about for something, ANYTHING, to talk about besides what this episode was originally intended to be.Do you have a suggestion for a topic? Feel free to e-mail me at trentusmagnus@gmail.com and I might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!Feedback for this and any other episode may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com.

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Posted: Tuesday March 25, 2014

In this latest ball-crunching episode, Magnus begins an epic new journey in analyzing Smallville. From the ball-decimating pilot episode to the ball-slapping series finale, Magnus will discuss every Smallville episode there's ever been. Admittedly some more than others but ALL will be discussed.Yes, including the dreaded fourth season.Analysis is made, subplots are analyzed, continuity is remarked upon; no stone will be left unturned in Clark's journey from simple farmboy to world's greatest protector.So get to it already! Or do you want Lex to get sent over to your house to run you off a bridge with his Porsche?Do you have a suggestion for a topic? Feel free to e-mail me at trentusmagnus@gmail.com and I might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!Feedback for this and any other episode may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com.

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Posted: Tuesday March 18, 2014

In this latest ball-bending episode, Two True Freaks co-host comes back to once again joins forces with Magnus, which can only mean there's another Big Book to talk about. This time it's the DC/Paradox Press Big Book of Losers written by Paul Kirchner with art by Frank Quitely, freaking Ty Templeton, Lee Moder, Val Semeiks, Rick Geary, Marshall Rogers, Dick Giordano, Joe Orlando, Charlie Adlard, Kieron Dwyer, Joe Staton, Ed Hannigan, Steve Leialoha and a metric crapload of others.These are the mind-turning tales of failure at life, industry, entertainment and even death that the perpetrators' magnitude of suck simply had to be documented for all time partly for entertainment value and partly as a cautionary tale to others.Still, a scant minority of ideas first presented in the Big Book of Losers have been vindicated by history, believe it or not, and the Big Book Reporters make sure to give those things their due.So start listening already! Failure to download and listen to this podcast is a mistake of such monumentally idiotic proportions that it's sure to be listed in the Big Book of Losers vol. 2 (due out sooner or later)! So don't be a moron; enjoy listening to Chris Honeywell and Magnus talk about the failures and shortcomings of others!Do you have a suggestion for a topic? Feel free to e-mail me at trentusmagnus@gmail.com and I might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!Feedback for this and any other episode may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com.

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Posted: Tuesday March 11, 2014

In this latest ball-pounding episode, Magnus joins forces with Shawn Joe Engel Anthrax, host of Just One of the Guys (http://twotruefreaks.com/shows.php?show=19) to talk about Green Lantern- Rebirth, written by Geoff Johns and drawn by Ethan Van Sciver.The last time Magnus had to talk about a Geoff Johns book, he ripped it to pieces. And Engel hosts a Kyle Rayner lovefest show. So what did they think about Rebirth? Love it? Hate it? Wish for Geoff Johns to be tarred, feathered and run out of town?Do you REALLY think Magnus will give that much away in a teaser?Get to it already! Start to listening or the Spectre will magically graft copies of NFL Super-Pro to your forehead as punishment because this episode is one hour, 39 minutes and 31 seconds of pure, undiluted AWESOME!

Also, thanks once again to Shawn for joining in!Do you have a suggestion for a topic? Feel free to e-mail me at trentusmagnus@gmail.com and I might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!Feedback for this and any other episode may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com.

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Posted: Tuesday March 4, 2014

In this latest ball-searing episode, Magnus takes a look back at Vertigo's Y: The Last Man, written by Brian K. Vaughan and drawn by Pia Guerra. The concept of Y: The Last Man is sufficient enough to offend everybody who ponders the ramifications of it, which makes it a natural for Magnus to talk about. Just how offended *IS* he over Y: The Last Man's content? Well, who doesn't like stories about monkeys?All this and Magnus opens up his mail-sack. Yes indeedy, we've got more feedback to dig through this week!There's only way to find out! So get to listening or Agent 355 will give you the same treatment she gave to the Amazons when they attacked (see what I did there?).Do you have a suggestion for a topic? Feel free to e-mail me at trentusmagnus@gmail.com and I might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!Feedback for this and any other episode may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com.

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Posted: Tuesday February 25, 2014

In this latest ball-ripping episode, His Excellency Magnus takes a look back at Batman- The Long Halloween, written by Jeph Loeb and illlustrated by Tim Sale. Considering what happened the last time a Jeph Loeb story came up as a topic of conversation, what was the verdict for The Long Halloween? Winner? Loser? Mediocre? There's only one way to find out!

All this and Magnus opens up the mailbag to deal with some feedback!

That's about as good an indicator as you're going to get so what are you waiting for? A Falcone hitman has instructions to pay you a visit unless you listen NOW!

Do you have a suggestion for a topic? Feel free to e-mail me at trentusmagnus@gmail.com and I might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!

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Posted: Tuesday February 18, 2014

In this episode, Magnus is joined by renowned Post-Crisis Superman artist and writer Dan Jurgens to shoot the breeze about Panic in the Sky, the triangle numbering system and Bob McLeod.What more is there to say? What are you waiting for? Unless you want Mongul and Warworld to come knocking on your door, start listening now!Do you have a suggestion for a topic? Feel free to e-mail me at trentusmagnus@gmail.com and I might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!Feedback for this and any other episode may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com.

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Posted: Tuesday February 11, 2014

In this nut-blasting episode, Magnus is joined by classic Batman illustrator Norm Breyfogle to shoot the breeze about Breyfogle's first year or so on Detective Comics, his views on Batman, his approach to his art and lots of tidbits about key supporting characters he and Alan Grant created for the series.So what are you waiting for? Start listening *NOW* unless you want Breyfogle to send Anarky and Scarface to pay you a visit.Do you have a suggestion for a topic? Feel free to e-mail me at trentusmagnus@gmail.com and I might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!Feedback for this and any other episode may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com.

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Posted: Tuesday February 4, 2014

In this latest ball-waterboarding episode, the Merry Magnus Marching Society gets together to talk comic book movies. I mean, seriously, *WHY* do people make such a big deal out of them? Are they *TOO* big a priority?

Magnus is joined by Scott "Pinch and roll" Gardner from Two True Freaks, Shawn "she's over 18, it's legal" Engel from Just One of the Guys, Bill "not guilty, your honor" Robinson from Back to the Bins and Professor Alan from the Relatively Geeky network to bash this out. That was the plan anyway. But before too long, the conversation went off in a million different directions.

So what are you waiting for? Start listening *NOW* unless you want Magnus to call his legion of soldiers down on you.Do you have a suggestion for a topic? Feel free to e-mail me at trentusmagnus@gmail.com and I might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!Feedback for this and any other episode may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com.

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Posted: Tuesday January 28, 2014

In this latest ball-maiming episode of Trentus Magnus Donkey-Punches Reality, Scott Ryfun from Dinner 4 Geeks joins in for the fun to talk about the Star Wars- Shadows of the Empire novel by Steve Perry and as well as the score, comics and other aspects of the Shadows of the Empire multimedia project.

This episode concludes Star Wars discussion as part of this show's regular format. The next eighth episode will launch the Magnus Talks About Smallville series of retrospectives beginning with the pilot episode of Smallville from 2001. Star Wars will likely be a feature in future episodes but not as part of the show's regular format and certainly not any time soon.

So what are you waiting for? Unless you want a shaved Wookiee to pay you a visit, you should get to listening.

Do you have a suggestion for a topic? Feel free to e-mail me at trentusmagnus@gmail.com and I might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!Feedback for this and any other episode may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com.

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Posted: Tuesday January 21, 2014

This is it! In this latest ball-cutting episode, His Excellency Magnus is once again joined by Two True Freaks co-host and former SNL script writer Chris Honeywell for the latest in the Big Book Report series, this one centering on the Big Book of Hoaxes from DC Comics/Paradox Press, written by Carl Sifakis and illustrated by artists too numerous (and awesome) to mention.This 3.5 hour epic features one of the episode's co-hosts confessing a willingness to experiment with cannibalism, Magnus throwing a verbal grenade about all journalism at all times in the entire world all through history, sound clips from movies and Magnus digging through listener feedback. And at some point, Magnus and Honeywell also talk about the hoaxes listed in the book.3.5 hours, people. This episode is not for the faint-hearted. If you suffer from high blood pressure, low blood pressure, astigmatism, lysdexia, hearing loss, erectile dysfunction or basically any other problem, this episode may not be safe for you. During test-screenings of this episode, professional hockey players were known to break down in defeated paroxysms of grief over their relative inadequacy compared to the bone-crushing, bare-chested manliness Magnus exhudes just by showing up.Do you have a suggestion for a topic? Feel free to e-mail me at trentusmagnus@gmail.com and I might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!Feedback for this and any other episode may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com.

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Posted: Tuesday January 14, 2014

In this ball-chopping episode, Magnus is rejoined by Michael "Crazy Mike" Bailey from Views from the Longbox to close out the Elseworlds Series by talking about Superman- Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow, written by Alan Moore and drawn by Curt Swan.Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow is a complicated subject both for His Excellency and for Crazy Mike which is why they need roughly an hour and a half to hash through their feelings about it.Trentus Magnus Punches Reality is a very proud member of the Two True Freaks podcast network, the Comics Podcast Network and the Rhymes With Geek podcast network.Do you have a suggestion for a topic? Feel free to e-mail me at trentusmagnus@gmail.com and I might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!Feedback for this and any other episode may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com.

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Posted: Tuesday January 7, 2014

In this latest ball-tearing episode, Magnus nears the end of The Elseworlds Series. On the docket this time is Kingdom Come, written by Mark Waid and co-plotted, drawn and painted by Alex Ross. This story is a favorite for many people but what does His Excellency think? Did he love it? Hate it? Merely tolerate it? And how good can Magnus do a Christian Bale impression? All these questions and more are answered right here!

Trentus Magnus Punches Reality is a very proud member of the Two True Freaks podcast network, the Comics Podcast Network and the Rhymes With Geek podcast network.

Do you have a suggestion for a topic? Feel free to e-mail me at trentusmagnus@gmail.com and I might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!Feedback for this and any other episode may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com.

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Posted: Tuesday December 31, 2013

In this latest ball-tearing episode, Magnus continues the Elseworlds Series, this time discussuing Batman vs. Dracula- Red Rain written by Doug Moench and drawn by the incomparably awesome Kelley Jones. The fact that these vampires don't spark alone makes this comic is worth reading

Trentus Magnus Punches Reality is a very proud member of the Two True Freaks podcast network, the Comics Podcast Network and the Rhymes With Geek podcast network.

Do you have a suggestion for a topic? Feel free to e-mail me at trentusmagnus@gmail.com and I might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!Feedback for this and any other episode may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com.

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Posted: Friday December 27, 2013

In this spontaneous-but-still-ball-bashing not-quite-Christmas episode, Magnus takes a look back not only on 2013 but other years as well before making a big announcement.

Trentus Magnus Punches Reality is a very proud member of the Two True Freaks podcast network, the Comics Podcast Network and the Rhymes With Geek podcast network.

Do you have a suggestion for a topic? Feel free to e-mail me at trentusmagnus@gmail.com and I might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!Feedback for this and any other episode may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com.

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Posted: Tuesday December 24, 2013

In this latest ball-bursting entry in The Elseworlds Series, Magnus takes a look back at Superman- War of the Worlds, written by Roy Thomas and drawn by Michael Lark, as well as Superman- Speeding Bullets, written by J.M. DeMatteis and drawn by Eduardo Barreto. One gets saluted in sheer reverence and appreciation, the other gets the middle finger with extreme prejudice.

Trentus Magnus Punches reality is a very proud member of the Two True Freaks podcast network, the Comics Podcast Network and the Rhymes With Geek podcast network.

Do you have a suggestion for a topic? Feel free to e-mail me at trentusmagnus@gmail.com and I might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!Feedback for this and any other episode may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com.

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Posted: Tuesday December 17, 2013

In this latest ball-busting episode, Professors Michael Bailey and Alan come back to continue The Elseworlds Series and talk about Batman- In Darkest Knight written by Mike W. Barr with art by Jerry Bingham. They all loved it! Or did they? Listen and find out!

Trentus Magnus Punches reality is a very proud member of the Two True Freaks podcast network, the Comics Podcast Network and the Rhymes With Geek podcast network.

Do you have a suggestion for a topic? Feel free to e-mail me at trentusmagnus@gmail.com and I might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!Feedback for this and any other episode may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com.

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Posted: Tuesday December 10, 2013

In this ball-breaking episode, Magnus joins forces with Professor Alan of the Relatively Geeky Network and Professor Michael Bailey of Views From the Longbox, From Crisis to Crisis- A Superman Podcast and too many other shows to mention to kick off a new miniseries. Yes sir, this is the start of The Elseworlds Series, the first storyline of which is Superman- Red Son, written by Mark Millar and drawn by Dave Johnson and Kilian Plunkett.Do you have a suggestion for a topic? Feel free to e-mail me at trentusmagnus@gmail.com and I might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!Feedback for this and any other episode may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com.

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Posted: Tuesday December 3, 2013

In this latest ball-rupturing episode, Magnus joins forces with Scott and Chris from Two True Freaks to talk about The Empire Strikes Back- Infinities written by Chris Warner and drawn by Drew Johnson. Did they love it? Hate it? There's also some broader Expanded Universe discussion, talk about the prequels and even a few comments on Episode VII.Remember the Superman discussion Scott, Chris and I had in a previous episode? Empire Infinities was what we originally convened to record.Do you have a suggestion for a topic? Feel free to e-mail me at trentusmagnus@gmail.com and I might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!Feedback for this and any other episode may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com.

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Posted: Tuesday November 26, 2013

This is it! Not only is this the first episode of Trentus Magnus Punches Reality to come out via the Two True Freaks feed but it's also the next installment of The Big Book Report. This time out, Magnus is joined by Arthur Ratnik to discuss The Big Book of Conspiracies. The assassination of John F. Kennedy, UFO's landing in Roswell, MK Ultra, Manchurian Candidates, mind control, election-rigging, coup d'etat, secret moon colonies, faked moon landings, Nazis in America, black helicopters, Jim Morrison faking his death and so much more fill up all three hours of this conspiracy theory-fueled insanity!Do you have a suggestion for a topic? Feel free to e-mail me at trentusmagnus@gmail.com and I might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!Feedback for this and any other episode may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com.

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Posted: Tuesday November 19, 2013

In this ball-mutilating episode, Magnus reaches the final chapter of Superman Begins, the miniseries saluting (or flipping off) various Superman origin stories from comics.This time out the subject is Superman- Earth One vol. 1 written by J. Michael Straczynski and drawn by Shane Davis. Did Magnus love it? Hate it? Is this going to be another Secret Origin episode where he can't even bear to finish the episode? There's only one way to find out!Also winding down is this Libsyn account in preparation for the move to the Two True Freaks podcast network. I'm not sure how long I will keep this Libsyn account active or, for that matter, how best to facilitate the final transfer to the TTF feed. However, the final episode I plan to upload at this time is the Tuesday, 11.19.2013 episode. Be advised that the day will come when this Libsyn account will "go dark", after which Trentus Magnus Punches Reality will be availably only via www.twotruefreaks.com.Do you have a suggestion for a topic? Feel free to e-mail me at trentusmagnus@gmail.com and I might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!Feedback for this and any other episode may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com.

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Posted: Friday November 15, 2013

In this latest ball-smashing episode, Magnus begins winding down the Superman Begins miniseries with discussion about Superman- Secret Origin by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank. Brief discussion, as it happens, for reasons that will become clear only after you listen to the episode.Seriously, this episode is not for the faint of heart. It's also not for fans of Secret Origin. If you love Secret Origin, you may want to listen to something else.Also winding down is this Libsyn account in preparation for the move to the Two True Freaks podcast network. I'm not sure how long I will keep this Libsyn account active or, for that matter, how best to facilitate the final transfer to the TTF feed. However, the final episode I plan to upload at this time is the Tuesday, 11.19.2013 episode. Be advised that the day will come when this Libsyn account will "go dark", after which Trentus Magnus Punches Reality will be availably only via www.twotruefreaks.com.Do you have a suggestion for a topic? Feel free to e-mail me at trentusmagnus@gmail.com and I might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!Feedback for this and any other episode may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com.

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Posted: Tuesday November 12, 2013

In this latest ball-scorching show, Magnus does commentary for Man of Steel. The comments start immediately. No preamble, no opening credits, no promos, no closing comments, nothing. This is pure, undiluted Man of Steel talk. All thrilla, no filla in the mighty Magnus tradition of manliness. If you want to watch the movie in sync with this commentary, press play on both of them immediately and the syncing should take care of itself. Pro film buffs all agree that the amount of Badass in this commentary is nigh unprecedented so be ready to have your face rocked off, glued back on and then rocked off again by His Excellency Magnus.Finally, Superman Begins as a miniseries grew far beyond what was originally planned. Because of that, the remaining episodes will drop on Tuesday 11.05, Friday 11.08, Tues 11.12, Friday 11.15 and Tuesday 11.19.2013 to get everything out there. After Episode 17/Superman Begins 06, the final chapter of the miniseries, is released, the weekly release day of Tuesday will resume... just in time for the migration over to the Two True Freaks podcast network.Do you have a suggestion for a topic? Feel free to e-mail me at trentusmagnus@gmail.com and I might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!Feedback for this and any other episode may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com.

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Posted: Friday November 8, 2013

In this latest ball-hammering show, Magnus takes a look back at Superman Returns. What went wrong? What went right (if anything)? Was Superman Returns worth the wait?As a note of caution, fans of Superman Returns may not like the answers Magnus gives to those questions. You've been warned.But before even getting into that, Magnus addresses the virtual deluge of feedback and praise from his loyal subjects, and also explains why it has taken so long for it to be acknowledged.Finally, Superman Begins as a miniseries grew far beyond what was originally planned. Because of that, the remaining episodes will drop on Tuesday 11.05, Friday 11.08, Tues 11.12, Friday 11.15 and Tuesday 11.19.2013 to get everything out there. After Episode 17/Superman Begins 06, the final chapter of the miniseries, is released, the weekly release day of Tuesday will resume... just in time for the migration over to the Two True Freaks podcast network.Do you have a suggestion for a topic? Feel free to e-mail me at trentusmagnus@gmail.com and I might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!Feedback for this and any other episode may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com.

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Posted: Tuesday November 5, 2013

In this latest ball-crushing entry in the Superman Begins miniseries, Magnus takes another look at Superman- Birthright by Mark Waid and Leinil Francis Yu. Does Magnus think Birthright was a blessing for Superman? A disaster? Maybe BOTH? There's only one way to find out!Also, Superman Begins as a miniseries grew far beyond what was originally planned. Because of that, episodes will drop on Tuesday 11.05, Friday 11.08, Tues 11.12, Friday 11.15 and Tuesday 11.19.2013 to get everything out there. After Episode 17/Superman Begins 06, the final chapter of the miniseries, is released, the weekly release day of Tuesday will resume... just in time for the migration over to the Two True Freaks podcast network.Do you have a suggestion for a topic? Feel free to e-mail me at trentusmagnus@gmail.com and I might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!Feedback for this and any other episode may also be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com.

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Posted: Thursday October 31, 2013

In this unplanned-but-nevertheless-ball-rending episode, Magnus joins forces with Scott and Chris from Two True Freaks to gab about Superman. His Excellency Magnus is awesome even when improvising while Scott and Chris ain't half bad themselves.Do you have a suggestion for a topic? Feel free to e-mail me at trentusmagnus@gmail.com and I might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!Feedback for this and any other episode may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com.

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Posted: Tuesday October 29, 2013

In this latest ball-scorching episode, Magnus takes a look back at Superman- For All Seasons by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale. It's not all sunshine and roses though. For fans of this miniseries: listener discretion is advised.Do you have a suggestion for a topic? Feel free to e-mail me at trentusmagnus@gmail.com and I might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that's a promise!Feedback for this and any other episode may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com.

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Posted: Tuesday October 22, 2013

In this latest ball-burning episode, Magnus continues his exploration of Superman origin stories in comics. This time out, the subject is 1986's Man of Steel miniseries written and drawn by The Mighty John Byrne, which, apart from being a scorched Earth reboot, is an amazingly well-written and historic miniseries which set the context for Superman over the next 20'ish years.

Additionally, this iteration of Superman is the subject of a dedicated podcast known as From Crisis to Crisis- A Superman Podcast, which can be found at http://www.supermanhomepage.com/multimedia/multimedia.php?topic=crisis-podcast. His Excellency Magnus highly approves of this show and encourages all his loyal subjects to listen to it.

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Posted: Tuesday October 15, 2013

In this latest ball-buster of an episode, Magnus heads into Superman Begins, a new miniseries dedicated to various Superman origin stories in comics.This time around, His Excellency reviews the New Adventures of Superboy #51 and Superman- The Secret Years, written by Bob Rozakis, illustrated (mostly) by The Mighty Curt Swan and partly screwed up by Flexographic printing.All this, plus Magnus considers in his own inimitable, manly and bare-chested way how stealing cake might relate to Marsellus Wallace's soul.

Yes sir, this show is Epic with a side of Awesome and washed down with several gallons of Badass. Find out why professional hockey players have cried in bitter anguish after listening to this podcast.

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Posted: Tuesday October 8, 2013

Ever wonder what would've happened if Luke hadn't blown up the Death Star? Probably not. But comic book writer Chris Warner sure has and he breaks down how things might've played out if the Battle of Yavin hadn't been completely successful. And in this ball-blasting episode, His Excellency Magnus finishes his break in regular episodes to talk about the ups, downs, fits, starts, highs, lows, peaks and valleys of the Star Wars- Infinities miniseries.

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Posted: Monday September 30, 2013

In this latest nut-hammering episode, His Excellency Magnus joins forces with Chris from Two True Freaks to talk about urban legends, TV commercials and outdated technology. But mostly it's urban legends.

All this and more in the first edition of The Big Book Report.

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Posted: Tuesday September 24, 2013

In this latest testicle-smashing episode, Magnus gives the lowdown on Young Justice (the *REAL* Young Justice written by Peter David and drawn by Todd Nauck; not that jive-ass cartoon show) and then switches it up for old timey Justice Society of America goodness from Len Strazewski and Mike Parobeck.

All this and more as Magnus once again punches reality onto all of your lame asses!

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Posted: Monday September 16, 2013

In this ball-blistering episode, Magnus breaks down Batman- Earth One vol. 1 by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank and then changes gears to give you a different perspective on Richard Lester's Superman II. Listen to Magnus for guidance!

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Posted: Tuesday September 10, 2013

In the latest thrill-packed, ear-porn episode, Magnus breaks down why Gotham By Gaslight is still a Batman classic and how Secret Identity is one of the greatest Superman tales ever. This all-Elseworlds special is so awesome you'll think you've been kicked right in the balls!

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Posted: Tuesday September 3, 2013

In his latest adventure, our hero rereads the now classic Mark Waid/Barry Kitson "Threeboot" Legion of Superheroes #1-5 and then reviews the first four issues of the Jimmy Palmiotti Jonah Hex series that Scott Gardner has been in love with for decades.

This much awesome in one podcast is simply unheard of. Studies have shown this podcast episode to risk making other men envy the awesomeness of His Excellency Magnus and make otherwise healthy women barren and sterile.

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Posted: Tuesday August 27, 2013

In the Second Episode Anniversary Epic Milestone Retrospective Spectacular Extravaganza, Magnus takes a look back at the show's history, present and future, gives thanks where they are due.

Magnus also attacks one sacred cow comic book and defends two widely loathed Batman movies.

All this and more in the Second Episode Anniversary Epic Milestone Retrospective Spectacular Extravaganza!

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Posted: Tuesday August 20, 2013

People pick on Smallville way too often and I'm sick of it. So in my debut episode, I defend Smallville and point out the many and varied things it did well that it never gets credit for.

I also give the origin story behind me as a collector and this podcast so that you'll understand where I'm coming from.

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