Monday, November 4, 2013

The Quad: Episode 024

The latest episode of The Quad is ready for your ear holes! Guess what! We got another guest! It's David A. Price! We lurve heeem.  We talk about some comicy books and some TV and it's friggin' great. Listen!

Twitter: @zackkruse @bentiede @davidaprice

Common - The Believer 

Friday, October 11, 2013

The Quad: Episode 023

This episode is posting a couple of days later than planned. Sorry about that. It's Zack's fault. Aaaaaannnyway, it's a really good one. Zack and Ben with special guests Gabriel Hardman and Dave Wachter. Gabe and Dave talk about working with comic writers, process, how comics should be read, and a how folks really just need to relax. It’s a real fun hoot! Enjoy.

Twitter: @zackkruse @bentiede @gabrielhardman @davewachter


Curtis Mayfield - Little Chile Runnin' Wild

Thursday, September 19, 2013

The Quad: Episode 022

This was supposed to be a short episode, but it ended up being long. Whatcha gonna do? Nothin'! That's what! Yer gonna lissen and lyke et! This episode Ben and Zack talk about Renaissance poetry, RASL, respond to some criticism, and they wrap up by answering questions about marriage fears, our favorite conventions, teaching, and lots more. It's a real fun hoot!

Twitter: @zackkruse @bentiede

The Bouncing Souls - Don't You Forget About Me

Thursday, August 29, 2013

The Quad: Episode 021

Ben and Zack go deep on this episode of The Quad. We talk about the Appleseed Kickstarter, Dave Wachter and Steve Niles’ Breath of Bones, Goonies and the decay of popular culture in the post-millennial generation, and the brilliant work of Jim Rugg in Supermag. Chip chip!

Twitter: @zackkruse @bentiede

Intro à Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention - Wowie Zowie
Outro à Egyptian Hip Hop - Middle Name Period

Thursday, August 22, 2013

The Quad: Episode 020

It’s the double sawbuck episode of The Quad! Ben picks up with Scalped again; Zack reads a Marvel event—and likes it! (say what?); Ben talks about some Bat-tastic stuff; Ben watched the Flashpoint animated movie; James Ellroy gets mentioned; Jack Webb comes up again; Zack read Abe Sapien!; we talk about the Appleseed Kickstarter; we answer some questions; and then we forget how to end an episode.

Appleseed Kickstarter:

@ZackKruse; @BenTiede

MUSIC: Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – I am the Cool

Thursday, August 15, 2013

The Quad: Episode 019

Holy lord geez. It’s a new episode of the quad. It’s been a minute since the last one. The beautiful Will Pfeifer re-joins us, and we’re covering all the bases; all of them. We got Scalped, Love and Rockets, Much Ado about Nothing, and then a whole bunch of quick thoughts on Kinski, Bandette, Hell on Wheels, Double Indemnity, Psycho, Foodfight!, Scarlet Street, The Apartment, Machete 2, Edward G. Robinson, and JACK WEBB!

Twitter:  @WillPfeifer, @BenTiede, @ZackKruse

Dominque Young UniqueBlaster

Friday, June 21, 2013

The Quad: Episode 018

Socks! It's the latest episode of The Quad! Ben's back from vacation in Washington D.C. and then we talk about dull novels, sexy-time assassins, murdering gods, Zack has a throw down with a lady in a movie theater, Mildred Pierce, and Dave Wachter's Guns of Shadow Valley Kickstarter!

1. Elektra: Assassin (Marvel/Epic)
2. Medicine River
3. Thor: God of Thunder (Marvel)
4. Mildred Pierce  

Twitter:  @BenTiede, @ZackKruse

Hot Water Music - State of Grace

Thursday, June 6, 2013

The Quad: Episode 017

Sadness! In this week's very serious episode of The Quad, Ben and Zack talk about serious issues that are serious to everyone. Zack buys a car. Ben reads a book. Zack reads five books. Ben and Zack read a great graphic novel. Then they talk about things like Barsoom, Native Americans, chopping off hands, dead mothers, the weirdness of first person narratives, and the seriousness of life.

1. A Princess of Mars
2. Winter in the Blood
3. High Crimes (Monkey Brain)
4. Mother, Come Home (Fantagraphics)
5. The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
6. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian

Twitter:  @BenTiede, @ZackKruse


Rodriguez - Cause

Friday, May 31, 2013

The Quad: Episode 016

Party time! Ben and Zack watched Jacques Tourneur's horror classic, Cat People!

1. Cat People

Twitter:  @BenTiede, @ZackKruse



David Bowie - Cat People

Friday, May 17, 2013

The Quad: Episode 015

Audio! It's the latest episode of The Quad and you're invited! We talk about modern vision quests, and Ben talks about some mini-comics goodness! 

1. Winter in the Blood (James Welch)
2. mini-comics!

Twitter:  @BenTiede, @ZackKruse



The Libertines - Arbiet Macht Frei
David Liebe Hart - Salame

Friday, May 3, 2013

The Quad: Episode 014

Item! The dudes are back from C2E2 with stories of friendship, excitement, debauchery, and insanity! Then Zack regales everyone with his day of education--teachin' the kids about comics and what-have-ya.

1. C2E2
2. Comics with da kids

Twitter:  @BenTiede, @ZackKruse


Bad Brains - Regulator
Bad Brains - You're a Migrane

Friday, April 19, 2013

The Quad: Episode 013

New! It's the thirteenth episode of Ben and Zack's podcast: The Quad. And you're listening to it! Hip-hop-hooray! We're talkin' about nineteenth century detective fiction, Ben's journey intoooooo SPPPPPPAAAAAACCCCEEEE, Satanic superheroes, Marvel's archer, and other neat stuff. 

1. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
2. The Adventure of Ben in SPACE
3. Satan's Soldier (Tom Scioli)
4. Hawkeye (Marvel)

Twitter:  @BenTiede, @ZackKruse


George Baker Selection - Little Green Bag

Monday, April 8, 2013

The Quad: Episode 012

SORRY! We had all kinds of technical difficulties in getting this episode recorded and edited, but Ben heroically salvaged it and now you get to listen to it! Hip hop hooray! In this episode, we talk about Twin Peaks and David Lynch, Marvel Comics: The Untold Story

1. Twin Peaks
2. Marvel Comics: The Untold Story
3. The Steppenwolf Chronicles

If you are interested in reading The Steppenwolf Chronicles by Byron Black, you can contact him at bpbkomix [at] Byron assured me that a webcomic edition of Steppenwolf is forthcoming. 

Twitter:  @BenTiede, @ZackKruse


Hot Water Music - Drag My Body

Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Quad: Episode 011

Holy banana pants! There's an Andy Jewett on this episode! Who's lucky? Ben and Zack. That's who. The lads catch up Andy, talk about the death of a cyber-cow at the hands of a mysterious warrior, (un)happy clowns, and happiness!

1. Calgary - Death Milks a Cow (Connor Willumsen)
2. Ed the Happy Clown (Drawn & Quarterly)
3. Strikeforce Morituri (Marvel)
4. Hitchcock
5. The Hunks get questions!

Check out Willumesen's Death Milks a Cow here: Study Group Comics - Death Milks a Cow

Twitter:  @BenTiede, @ZackKruse, @AndyJewett


Ray Charles - What'd I Say?

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The Quad: Episode 010

Aaaaaaannnnd go! It’s The Quad number ten! Ben and Zack bought little magnets. Zack read about matchsticks. Ben was underwhelmed by a classic. Zack joins the resistance against the Horde. Ben went saw Hitchcock. We answer some questions and probably sound like we have our heads buried deep in our sphincters. 

1. Mage (Image)
2. American Flagg (Image)
3. Strikeforce Morituri (Marvel)
4. Hitchcock
5. The Hunks get questions!

Twitter:  @BenTiede, @ZackKruse


Jane's Addiction - Ted, Just Admit It

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The Quad: Episode 009

Axe of Violence! It's The Quad number nine! We got babies! We got dead babies! We got larval babies! We got trees full of larval dead babies! We got the Oooooooooold West! We got British governesses! We some'a da exclamations!

1. Blood Meridian
2. Jane Eyre (real quick like)

Twitter:  @BenTiede, @ZackKruse

Lole Y Manuel - Tu mira

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Quad: Episode 008

Now we're-a da Popes! It's the eighth episode The Quad! We talk briefly about religion and our individual experiences with it...sorry? Then we talk about Neil Jordan movies that reunite the cast of Batman Begins. Also, Ben got a really cool book about Zelda. Chip chip!

1. Stuff you probably don't want to hear about
2. Breakfast on Pluto
3. The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Hyrule Historia Art Book
4. An Honest Liar

Twitter:  @BenTiede, @ZackKruse

Blind Melon - Pusher

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The Quad: Episode 007

Hoo-daddy! The seventh consecutive episode The Quad! Michigans. Real Doll love affairs. Calligraphy weddings. A magician in the laboratory.

1. DC Animated: The Dark Knight Returns: Part II
2. Lars and the Real Girl
3. Scenes from an Impending Marriage (Drawn & Quarterly)
4. An Honest Liar

Twitter:  @BenTiede, @ZackKruse

Blind Melon - Pusher

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Quad - Episode 006

Derp! It's a new episode of The Quad! We got nine old men. We nineteenth century jerks. We got Dick Grayson. We got the true hero of the galactic rebellion.We got kindergarten teachers. We got panhandlers. We got dream projects. We got questions about food. We got Charleston Chews. We got you!

1. Walt Disney Animation Studios: The Archive Series vol. 5: Nine Old Men: The Flip Books
2. Emma
3. Batman: Gates of Gotham (DC)
4. Star Wars #1 (Dark Horse)
5. The Hunks answer some questions

Twitter:  @BenTiede, @ZackKruse

Boysetsfire - Rookie

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Quad: Episode 005

Guess what, guys! Guess. What. We gots THE David A. Price on this show. He's the prettiest, the smartiest, and sexiest dude we know, and he's on The Quad! We get to talk a lot about stuff too: The fatalization of a terrorist; British High Society and all their fancy four dollar words like, "ruminate"; hillbillies, their hillbilly heroin, and the U.S. Marshall that's gonna win your heart; the unlikable detective that you're gonna love. Enjoy!

1. Zero Dark Thirty
2. Downton Abbey
3. Justified
4. Sherlock


Prince - Party Man

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Quad: Episode 004

Episode 004:

It's the fourth episode of The Quad with Ben and Zack! We've got muck-men who take over major metropolitan areas! Dystopian futures where men are heaved from balconies with reckless abandon! And the listeners have questions for the hunks!

  1. Swamp Thing
  2. Dredd
  3. Ask hunks questions


The Clash:
White Man In Hammersmith Palais

Twitter: @BenTiede @ZackKruse

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The Quad: Episode 003

Episode 003:

Holy lord geez. This is a wild one. Sure, Ben and Zack are on the episode...but who gives a crap? This episode the Wonderful Will Pfeifer and the Breathtaking Vince B. Daaaaaaang! We dig in on some Joe Kubert; talk about Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Steve Ditko (the world's greatest human); Iron Eyes Cody and his relationship to Dean Wormer and Ernest; FINALLY, a good horror movie magazine; Star Warring on arts; Alec Guinness on the usefulness of bidets; convention time fun; rich-billies; werewolf menstruation; Will's Swamp Thing experience; the touching story of Penelope; attracting the attention of the attorneys of celebrities; who wouldn't want to work at Wal-Mart or Burger King?

Follow us on the Twitter: @BenTiede, @VinceBon, @WillPfeifer, @ZackKruse

  1. Weird Horros & Daring Adventures: The Joe Kubert Archives vol. 1 (Fantagraphics)
  2. Ditko, Kirby, and Lee
  3. Ditko #17 (Steve Ditko & Robin Snyder)
  4. Horror Hound magazine
  5. The Illustrated Star Wars Universe of Ralph Mcquarrie
  6. The Queen of Versailles 
  7. Swamp Thing (DC)
  8. Chatterbox


Frank Zappa - Dancin' Fool

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The Quad: Episode 002

It’s 2013, or whatever. We’re settling into the new year with some hobbits, dwarves, and eagles. We also gots some comics about adventures of some thievin’ teenage scamps, bating-men, libaries, and Netflix queues.

  1. The Hobbit
  2. Alphonse Mucha
  3. Bandette (Monkey Brain Comics)
  4. Batman (DC Comics)
  5. Allen County Public Library
  6. Netflix queues
  7. Whatcha workin’ on?
  8. Ask hunks questions


Melodysheep - Bill Hicks - George Carlin: The Big Electron