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Loikamania 250: The End with Brian Michael Bendis

Episode 250 The End

Bendis returns for the final episode of the Loikamania podcast to try to talk some sense into Pat. We also catch up on Brian’s work, life, and so much more. Plus, a final word from Pat.

Cover designed and illustrated by Chris Maze.

Brian on twitter: @BrianMBendis

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Loikamania 205: Remembering the Bendis Board

Episode 205 Remembering the Bendis Board

Join Pat and many, many friends as they talk about the end of the Bendis Board, their online home for many years. They go over some highlights, some of the board’s more famous members, and so much more. We celebrate what made it such a great community during its time.

Thanks, Brian, and thank you, Jinxworld!

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Loikamania 200 with your host, Brian Bendis!

Episode200 Bendis HostsTo celebrate episode 200, Brian Bendis takes over the reins of the podcast to chat with Pat about conventions, life, creating, and a host of other topics.

A big thank you to everyone who has supported the podcast over the years, from all the listeners, sponsors, to the guests, and all the friends who kept us going. Thank you for all the love.

Music by the Revengineers and Weezer. Cover designed by Chris Maze.

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Loikamania 196: Kris Anka

loikamania196coverThis week, Kris Anka returns to talk about his current work on Uncanny X-Men, Wolverine, and more! There’s some process talk, Sideshow Collectibles chatter, and more. Plus, we talk AT LENGTH about our favorite character, Emma Frost. Yes. We did that.

Music by the Revengineers and Beyonce. Cover designed by Chris Maze, illustrated by Anka.

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Loikamania 171: Brian Michael Bendis


Brian Michael Bendis returns to the show as we talk about the aftermath of Battle of the Atom! We go over the story behind the crossover, and talk about what comes next for the X-Men. We then touch upon Guardians of the Galaxy, Powers, Ultimate Spider-Man and Brian’s other projects. We even throw in some process talk in the mix. Plus, we talk about artists, cosplay, and Brian reveals a new project.

Music by The Revengineers and Weezer! Cover design by Chris Maze, art by Brandon Peterson!

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Loikamania 162: Current Events


Event comics. I love them. They’re fun, they’re exciting, and they shake things up a lot. In this week’s podcast, I geek out over the three big events currently running. First, I chat with my buddy Kevin Spooner about Jonathan Hickman’s cosmic epic, Infinity. Then, listen to me and Angela Paman be cautiously optimistic about Forever Evil. For the main event, Eugene ‘Adam Warrock’ Ahn and Meredith Placko join me to really geek out about Battle of the Atom and X-books in general. A fun show filled with SPOILERS. This is your warning!

Time markers:00:00:00 – Infinity
00:33:00 – Forever Evil
01:01:08 – Battle of the Atom

Music by The Revengineers, God is an Astronaut and Adam Warrock. Cover art by Arthur Adams, design by Chris Maze.

You can meet Meredith at Anime Weekend Atlanta this weekend! She will be at Artist Alley table C-14. Go there and buy her stuff and tell her I sent you!

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Loikamania 137: Brian Michael Bendis


This week, Brian Michael Bendis returns to talk all things X-Men! We go over both Uncanny X-Men and All-New X-Men, and his approach to writing the two mutant books. We talk some Age of Ultron, as well as the news regarding Neil Gaiman and Guardians of the Galaxy. We also cover Daredevil: End of Days and working with legends like Klaus Janson and Bill Sienkiewicz. Plus, some Ultimate Spider-Man talk, Powers, Scarlet, convention plans and so much more!

Music by The Revengineers and James Blake! Cover design by Chris Maze, art by Stuart Immonen, Wade Von Grawbadger and Marte Gracia!

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Loikamania 112: End of an Era

As the final issues of Ed Brubaker’s Captain America, Matt Fraction’s Iron Man, Jonathan Hickman’s FF, and Kieron Gillen’s Uncanny X-Men and Journey Into Mystery hits the stands, Pat and Antonio talk about their favorite moments from this amazing era of Marvel Comics history. We delve into the aforementioned runs, as well as Rick Remender’s Uncanny X-Force, Brian Bendis’ Avengers and so much more. We discuss what makes these runs so special, and we even go through some listener comments. Be warned: there are HEAVY SPOILERS.

Plus, we take a quick look at what’s coming next in Marvel NOW, and get into which books excite us the most!

Music by Steve Earnhart and The Mountain Goats.

Cover art by Ed McGuinness, design by Chris Maze.

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Loikamania 105 – Brian Michael Bendis

Brian Michael Bendis returns to talk about his current projects, including his final arcs on the Avengers titles. We talk about his creator-owned work, like Scarlet, Powers and Takio. We talk about Marvel Now’s origins and get into his upcoming X-Men book. We also talk about the wackiness of the internet, and so much more!

I would also like to dedicate this show to the memory of a good friend, Frank Barile III, who I met through Brian’s board on Jinxworld. Frank was a great artist, musician and friend. I’ll miss him. Rest in peace, Frankie.

Cover art by Mark Bagley, design by Chris Maze.

Music by Steve Earnhart and Frank Barile III with Nat Purcell.

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Loikamania 096: Hidden Gems

It’s time once again to celebrate those books that more people should be reading. Adam Witt joins me as we talk about The Activity Edmondson and Gerads, Secret by Hickman and Bodenheim, Heart by Butler and Mellon, American Barbarian by Scioli, and Hitman by Ennis and McCrea. We also chat about more recent books.

Music by Steve Earnhart and Pulp. Cover art by John McCrea, cover design by Chris Maze.

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