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Those Two Geeks Episode 246: Survivor Series Speculation with Matthew Klein

Alex, Joe, and Matthew Klein spend the entire show on topic, probably because it’s a wrestling show. Join us as we make our now customary predictions for the upcoming WWE PPV.

Matthew’s book Crashing is available now through IDW Publishing. His webcomic The Rhyme Scheme is available for free here.
He can be found on Twitter @matthewklein316 and Instagram @macktheknife1116

You can reach Alex and Joe can be found on Twitter respectively @karcossa and @FirstRonin4 if you feel the need to tell them they’re wrong individually, or by email at ItsThose2Geeks@gmail.com.

Music by AlexGrohl from Pixabay

Anime NYC 2023: Yen Audio Adds Three New Audiobooks

Yen Audio will be releasing three new audiobook adaptations of Yen On novels (Bungo Stray Dogs, Baccano!,and Reign of the Seven Spellblades). With a commitment to bringing popular and compelling stories to life in a different format, Yen Audio will introduce the thrilling adventures and enthralling characters of these stories to a wider audience, giving fans a chance to experience the stories in a whole new way.

Bungo Stray Dogs

Story by Kafka Asagiri

Doppo Kunikida is an idealist and a straitlaced detective at the Armed Detective Agency, an organization that takes on dangerous jobs even the police won’t handle. Everything in his life is going just as he’s planned…until one day, he’s paired up with the agency’s newest hire: a suspicious, eccentric, suicide-obsessed man named Osamu Dazai. Their first case together turns out to be far more complicated than Kunikida anticipated—and it looks like the detective agency’s sworn enemy, the Port Mafia, is somehow involved, too! Set two years before the events of the manga series, this is the tale of how two seemingly incompatible personalities end up forming the partnership that has made them one of Yokohama’s top detective duos!

Bungo Stray Dogs is an iconic action-adventure story with manga and light novels published by Yen Press. With its slick character designs and captivating plot, the globally renowned serieshas entertained fans for over a decade. The novels are standalone episodes that focus on fan-favorite characters, like Osamu Dazai and Ryuunosuke Akutagawa, through special episodes, prequel stories and alternate universe spin-offs. It also has an anime adaptation with five seasons available to stream on Crunchyroll. The audiobook series is set to release May 2024.

Bungo Stray Dogs

Baccano!

Story by Ryohgo Narita

New York, 1931. The manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages is prohibited by law, but behind this prohibition, organized crime flourishes  so, too, do bank robbers, bootleggers, assassins, and homunculi. Some want money, some are chasing the secret to immortality, and others just want to have a really good time. You know what they say, though: You can’t always get what you want.

The noir setting of New York in the 1930s along with its distinct and captivating characters are two reasons why the Baccano! light novel, manga, and anime series are well loved! The story is written by Ryohgo Narita, the author of Dead Mount Death Play and the hit light novel, manga, and anime property Durarara!!The audiobook edition is set to release May 2024.

Baccano!

Reign of the Seven Spellblades

Story by Bokuto Uno

Springtime at Kimberly Magic Academy brings a new batch of first-year students, all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed as they begin their journey to become full-fledged mages. Among these newcomers are Oliver Horn, a studious boy equally skilled with the wand and the blade, and Nanao Hibiya, a strong-willed samurai girl from the distant nation of Yamatsu. The wheels of fate bring these two souls together at Kimberly, where they become both comrades and rivals in equal measure. However, lurking within the academy’s halls are countless dangers and dark secrets guaranteed to threaten not only their friendship—but their very lives…

With fun character interactions and action-packed fights, the Reign of the Seven Spellblades manga and light novels appeal to fans of ensemble casts in magical schools. The anime adaptation aired summer 2023 on Crunchyroll. The audiobook series is set to release May 2024.

Reign of the Seven Spellblades

Those Two Geeks Episode 245: AEW Full Gear Speculation with Matthew Klein

Alex, Joe and Matthew Klein spend the entire show on topic, probably because it’s a wrestling show. Join us as we make our now customary predictions for the up coming AEW PPV.

Matthew’s book Crashing is available now through IDW Publishing. His webcomic The Rhyme Scheme is available for free here.
He can be found on Twitter @matthewklein316 and Instagram @macktheknife1116

You can reach Alex and Joe can be found on Twitter respectively @karcossa and @FirstRonin4 if you feel the need to tell them they’re wrong individually, or by email at ItsThose2Geeks@gmail.com.

Music by AlexGrohl from Pixabay

The Chromatic Fantasy: Trans Love, The Devils, and Mel Brooks with comics artist H.A.

“like a medieval manuscript full of demon sex…’ but also written by an anime Mel Brooks.” – H.A‘s stunning graphic novel is all this and more. H.A joins me to talk about his debut graphic novel, The Chromatic Fantasy available from Silver Sprocket Press

About the book:

Jules is a trans man trapped in his life as a nun. The devil that the convent guards against offers him a deal to escape: an illicit tryst and lifelong possession. Jules takes the deal, and begins his new life as a criminal who’s impervious to harm. He soon meets Casper, another trans man and a poetic thief, and together they steal, lie, and cheat their way through bewildering adventures, and develop feelings for each other along the way. But as Jules and Casper’s relationship deepens, so does the devil’s jealous grasp…

A gorgeously drawn graphic novel reminiscent of stained glass and illuminated manuscripts, telling a story of queer transmasc romance, daring adventure, and (literally) fighting your demons. 

Keep up with HA https://retrospring.net/@dirtcup_art  
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Those Two Geeks Special: Joe Goes To Rhode Island Comic Con

Alex and Joe talk about Joe’s visit to Rhode Island Comic Con.

You can reach Alex and Joe can be found on Twitter respectively @karcossa and @FirstRonin4 if you feel the need to tell them they’re wrong individually, or by email at ItsThose2Geeks@gmail.com.

Music by AlexGrohl from Pixabay

Those Two Geeks Episode 244: Lightning Round?

Alex and Joe talk about toys, probably wrestling, and toys in the fastest episode the two have ever recorded.

You can reach Alex and Joe can be found on Twitter respectively @karcossa and @FirstRonin4 if you feel the need to tell them they’re wrong individually, or by email at ItsThose2Geeks@gmail.com.

Music by AlexGrohl from Pixabay

Those Two Geeks Episode 243: Everybody Scream! (Not really)

Alex and Joe talk about toys, including some initial thoughts on the Ghostbusters Haslab, a very brief round up of WWE Crown Jewell, and then, of all things, Halloween decorations.

You can reach Alex and Joe can be found on Twitter respectively @karcossa and @FirstRonin4 if you feel the need to tell them they’re wrong individually, or by email at ItsThose2Geeks@gmail.com.

Music by AlexGrohl from Pixabay

Those Two Geeks Episode 242: Everybody Scream! (Not really)

Alex and Joe talk about toys, including some final thoughts on the Giant Man Haslab, a very quick haul discussion, and then forget if there’s any tangents worth noting.

You can reach Alex and Joe can be found on Twitter respectively @karcossa and @FirstRonin4 if you feel the need to tell them they’re wrong individually, or by email at ItsThose2Geeks@gmail.com.

Music by AlexGrohl from Pixabay

Those Two Geeks Episode 241: On Brand Tangents

Alex and Joe talk about crowd funded toys, evolving collecting habits, food storage, wrestling, and… generally forget they should have planned the show better.

You can reach Alex and Joe can be found on Twitter respectively @karcossa and @FirstRonin4 if you feel the need to tell them they’re wrong individually, or by email at ItsThose2Geeks@gmail.com.

Music by AlexGrohl from Pixabay

Those Two Geeks Episode 240: Crowdfunding Toys, Evolving Collecting Habits & Food

Alex and Joe talk about crowd funded toys, evolving collecting habits, food storage wrestling, and… generally forget they should have planned the show better.

You can reach Alex and Joe can be found on Twitter respectively @karcossa and @FirstRonin4 if you feel the need to tell them they’re wrong individually, or by email at ItsThose2Geeks@gmail.com.

Music by AlexGrohl from Pixabay

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