Spanky’s Quest was recently added to the Nintendo Switch Online service. It was heralded as a forgotten gem of the Super Nintendo library, but the real forgotten gem was the Game Boy version of Spanky’s Quest.
Spanky’s Quest (Game Boy) differs quite a bit from its Super Nintendo sequel, and THAT WAS A GAME is here to bring you all the details!
Jimmy Olsen?!??! It’s easy to forget that Superman’s Pal used to have his own long-running series filled with adventures, but now he’s back and winning Eisner Awards thanks to Matt Fraction and Steve Lieber!
We read the first half of the 2019 maxi-series which is all about the murder of Jimmy Olsen’s fake body double.
Then we continued The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck with Chapter 3!
Shang-Chi! CM Punk! It’s a double-topical episode! Shang-Chi is finally getting a movie and we admittedly knew absolutely nothing about him, so we went back to his beginnings in Special Marvel Edition #15 & #16 which was then renamed to Master of Kung Fu and the story continued with #17-19.
But we didn’t stop there! We also read Master of Kung Fu #126 written by the Best in the World himself, CM Punk.
Then we continued our long-read of The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck with #2. So much content!!!
Have you ever wanted to play a Mario game, but don’t like playing as Mario? Back in 2014, Nintendo released an official ROM hack of the original Super Mario Bros. 1 to replace Mario with Luigi. It’s a fun, official take on the original Mario, going right-to-left with Luigi’s classic floaty jump physics.
Some of my friends… WATCH WRESTLING?!?!? We delved into the squared circle with this episode by reading a biography of the biggest man in the industry, Andre the Giant: Life and Legend by Brian Box Brown.
Chris and Kia did their best to teach Vince all about this weird world but really we all learned how big of an asshole Andre was.
Then we moved onto our next long read: The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck by Don Rosa. That’s right, the ducks are back baby!!!!!!!
Agents of Atlas is a superhero team with a monkey AND a robot. Wow, it really doesn’t get any better than this folks. We’ve been talking about Jimmy Woo and his weirdly thrown together team for ages and now it’s finally time for us to see what it’s all about.
We read their first appearance as a team back in What If #9 when they saved President Eisenhower, and then we read their first substantial miniseries from 2006 by Jeff Parker and Leonard Kirk.
Then over in Amazing Spider-Man, we finally finish a full year of this book with #12 in which Peter gets unmasked! Like for real!
With everybody talking about the lore of Metroid these days, and the release of Metroid: Dread on the horizon, we took a look back at some Super Metroid comics from Nintendo Power 57-61 so that we could learn about Samus Aran and her weird bird blood.
And we did it with a guest! Mike from the podcast “Games My Mom Found” joins us and he even read Amazing Spider-Man #11 with us too.