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8Bit Proof Episode 08: Back Issues

Today, the word “geek” is thrown around with reckless abandon. While it’s nice to see that geek culture is beginning to be accepted by the mainstream, the term “Geek Chic” is still quite irritating. Throwing on a pair of dark rimmed glasses and a pre-faded superhero shirt from Target makes you a “geek” as much as a cowboy hat and a country western bar makes an upper class suburbanite a redneck. “Geek” is more than skin deep.

Comic books are a truly fundamental piece of geek culture. Nolan’s Batman Trilogy, Whedon’s The Avengers, and even shows like Smallville and Arrow have proven that for superhero fans it’s a great time to alive. However, if one really wants to gain a deeper appreciation for these things, it’s best to go back to the original source material. Having spent a majority of our lives reading them, we’ve dedicated this episode to the simple joy that is comics. This episode features:

Roger’s completely fair and unbiased Comic Trivia Game.

The origin story of our comic book collections, and how it feels to be an adult comic enthusiast.

Our thoughts on many of today’s popular comic writers and artists.

A heated “Are comic books literature?” debate so vicious and confusing that listeners are brought in to help settle the subject.

Roger’s descent from masterful debater, to furious, drunken mess.

Information on how anyone (seriously, anyone) can win a free month of PlayStation Plus and a copy of Sid Meier’s Civilization V.

Whether you’re avid comic collector, or have never even read a single panel, take a listen. We may turn you on to some great new titles, or possibly offend you with something grossly inaccurate. Either way, join in on the conversation via Facebook, Twitter, or in the comment section below. Listener responses are always welcome and will be read on the air. (Culture, Sid Meier's Civilization V, Tag Invalid, The Walking Dead: Episode 1 "A New Day")

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