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Episode 11 – Wugga, Wugga, Gaijin — It’s GO TIME!

      Happy Friday, folks! Here we are with another episode of Turtle Soup. This episode is special. Namely, it’s these two issues that really cut through. Eastman and Laird’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol. 1, #10 and Leonardo Micro-Series #1 are epic. Literally nothing as extreme and heartrending has ever happened in the TMNT franchise this far. I’ll leave it at that. We also discuss the Daycare Din of Hell, the concept of “Handsome Women”, and Facebook boasting. Well, that was quick! Here’s the good stuff:

DOWNLOAD: Episode 11 – Wugga, Wugga, Gaijin — It’s GO TIME!

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Episode 10 – Live From My Deathbed in Japan

      Well, happiness abounds, ladies and gentlemen! Our iTunes problems have been resolved and you can now find all 11 episodes of Turtle Soup (including this one,of course) in fabulous fashion. This has been a long time coming, so thanks for keeping up with the show in this somewhat inconvenient form. We’ll still be posting all of the episodes and synopses here, so don’t worry.
      Okay, so we’re turning and burning with releasing yet another episode in quick succession. On this one we cover the Donatello Micro-Series and Eastman and Laird’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Vol. 1, #9. In other discussion we report on our 2nd trip to Tampa Bay ComiCon, a strange run-in with witnessing Christians handing out batteries, Ryan’s Big Muff, and Eric’s awesome Grandma. Yep. Well, without further delay, here’s the stuff!

Episode 9 – “The Late Night Adventures of Lord Simultaneous (and the Digital Cosmic Quartz)”

For Episode 9 we review Eastman and Laird’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol. 1, #8. Besides the issue, this one is notable for our in depth discussion of The Walking Dead’s (TV Series) Daryl and his alignment between racist and helpful buddy and our best Halloween costume stories.

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2 more!!! Episode 8 – “Set Beams on Heavy Stun” *and* Episode 9 – “The Late Night Adventures of Lord Simultaneous (and the Digital Cosmic Quartz)”!

      Well, in keeping with our continuing goal of releasing the episodes we have in the can, we bring you 2 more excellent installments of Turtle Soup. I’m still feeling the after effects of the holidays, so I don’t really have much in the clever banter department… Cup Madness!

      So, on Episode 8 we cover Eastman and Laird’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol.1, #7. We also discuss the newly minted “CONabunga” TMNT convention and it’s horrible name, our visit to the Tampa Bay ComiCon, Ryan’s TMNT themed family Halloween plans, and the group dynamic aspects of Leo and Raph’s relationship. For some reason, we accidently tagged the beginning of the episode as “Episode 7”. Don’t know why this happened. It was probably 4am.

      For Episode 9 we review Eastman and Laird’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol. 1, #8. Besides the issue, this one is notable for our in depth discussion of The Walking Dead’s (TV Series) Daryl and his alignment between racist and helpful buddy and our best Halloween costume stories.

      Parting on some house keeping news, we are much closer to fixing the iTunes problem. One day, kids… one day. Anyways, wanna listen to these cool new episodes? Here ya go.

Episode 8 – “Set Beams on Heavy Stun”

Episode 9 – “The Late Night Adventures of Lord Simultaneous (and the Digital Cosmic Quartz)”

Episode 7 – “The Swill of Champions.”

Episode 7, we delve into the Michelangelo Micro-Series as well as Eastman and Laird’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol.1, #6. This a weird one. Just sayin’. The concept of “moon money” is introduced here. And now it belongs to the ages. And the snow… My God the snow.

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Holiday Bonus 2 Pack! Episode 6 – “Eureka! It Works!!!” *and* Episode 7 – “The Swill of Champions!”

      Joe.

      Martin.

      Rocks.

      And he’s available! For your art and logo commission work, of course. He has a girlfriend. And while she’s awesome, I don’t think she’s that into sharing. And do you blame her? I mean, LOOK AT THAT SOUP CAN!

      This week we introduce our new logo. If you saw the effortless ease with which Joe made it, you might be thinking (as I was at the time) “Damn… How’s he just whip those things up like that?! And he’s a Guinness World Record Holder in Gradius? Are my genetics just inferior or what?”. Besides creating our awesome logo, Joe will also be assisting us when we cover the TMNT role playing game and with the multitude of TMNT video game releases for the show. He takes commissions for a really fair price and his work is astounding, You can drop in and check out his other work or order a custom piece of art for yourself at joerocksart.com . Tell him Domestic Danny sent ‘ya!

      And it’s almost CRITMAS! So, given the real reason for the season (Crit), and in the spirit of giving (and maybe catching up to live episodes…), we are giving you, our fair listener, 2 whole new episodes of Turtle Soup! These are two of my favorites, personally, and it definitely feels like we’re getting on a roll. Kind of like when you settle in for a really long road trip. You spend the first few minutes getting all situated and then… you just sit there. Bad analogy.

      In Episode 6, we tackle Eastman and Laird’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol.1,  #5 and the Fugitoid One-Shot. There is a generous helping of awesome and gross kid stories on my part in this one. Eric celebrates He-Man’s 30th birthday. And awesomeness ensues! Eureka!

      As for Episode 7, we delve into the Michelangelo Micro-Series as well as Eastman and Laird’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol.1, #6. This a weird one. Just sayin’. The concept of “moon money” is introduced here. And now it belongs to the ages. And the snow… My God the snow.

      Wrapping up with some news, the Official Turtle Naming Contest is going strong and we are getting some great suggestions, some of which should be covered in some episodes coming up soon. Also, Eric and I are currently revising our TMNT Flow Chart (where we house the now monthly chronological history of the Turtles) and should be able to make that available soon to all of you who want keep pace with the show. There are lots of other cool things we are planning as well, so stay tuned!

Ryan

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Episode 6 – “Eureka! It Works!!!”

Episode 7 – “The Swill of Champions.”

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Episode 5 – “Domestic Danny and the Bag of Tricks”

      Here are again, fine folks. Another episode of Turtle Soup, another step toward… reading, watching, and playing everything TMNT related. On that note, did you guys know I have at least 2 live turtles in my pool? I do.

      See, when you buy a house from HUD or any other government run agency who take homes from people that owe Uncle Sam a good deal of money, you tend to find things in a bit of a state of… disrepair. Our house was pretty trashed, and while gutting a lot of the interior and making it sterile and livable, we haven’t gotten to the pool yet. It’s covered with a “cap” made of lumber, chicken wire, and black PVC. Through holes in the PVC you can see dark, murky green water. Damn gross. But fixable. When we get the money to do it…

    So one day I’m outside walking around and I peer deep into the opaque waters of my pool. Slowly, like in a dream, an image became apparent. It was a soft shelled snapper turtle at least two feet long. I was pretty freaked out, I must say. It was a couple days later that I noticed a second turtle, a small hardshell that wasn’t nearly as scary. Occasionally I’ll see them in there, swimming around, eating grass clippings, happy as hell. Maybe I’ll when we get that cap off we’ll capture the turtles in question and make them our mascots.

      This leads me to my point: I am offering you, the listeners of our fine show, the opportunity to name them. Yes, that’s right, YOU can name the future Turtle Soup mascots! Email us at turtlesoupshow@gmail.com with your suggestions. Let’s do this!

      Oh, you wanna hear about the actual episode we’re posting tonight? Okay. We cover Eastman and Laird’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol. 1, Issue 4. This was a fun one to read and very interesting to cover, especially given the one and only appearance of the infamous Domestic Danny. Also included in the banter? Our penchant for acting like dogs when we were younger, Jason Biggs’ hilarious Tweet that sent Nickelodeon spinning, and dated football controversy.

      We are getting closer and closer to being “live”, as in the episode we record on Friday night being released over the weekend, but for now, we’re still bringing out the episodes with a good deal of delay. Tonight we’re dedicating ourselves to fixing the iTunes issue, which has plagued us much so far. Fun!

      Well, without further delay, here it is! Enjoy and don’t forget to write. We love your letters (especially W and K!).

DOWNLOAD HERE: Episode 5 – “Domestic Danny and the Bag of Tricks”

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Black Friday Bonus! Episode 3 – “AH HA! Do Not Ambulate!!!” *and* Episode 4 – “Look out, scum! Casey’s Cumin’!”

     

     
      Black Friday is crazy. I’ll just start with that. Eric and I were lined up outside our local comic shop at 4am this morning for the chance to partake in half priced comics and trades. And we got some cool stuff. Myself? I took on the Grant Morrison Animal Man run on Vertigo. Eric? A bunch of Invincible, among other things. We both managed to pick up a copy of the IDW TMNT 2012 Annual, which hit the streets at a whopping $8.99 a couple of weeks ago. I mean, it’s bound like a trade, but it feels a lot better to get it for $4…

      It was with this air of deals and the outrageous celebration of commercial spending that I was hit with the following idea: Why the hell not post up two episodes? Are you guys worth it? Certainly. So, given we have a good number of these in the can,  I was able to wipe the crust from my eyes and make it so.

      Episode 3 finds us covering Eastman and Laird’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles vol.1 #3. We also manage to rope in Slenderman somehow. That cat is scary. For real scary.

      Episode 4 covers the Mirage Raphael Micro-Series #1. A classic. Also discussed: Ryan’s honeymoon at the Holocaust museum and the changes coming up in Marvel’s Now initiative.

      One thing you may notice is some pretty dated talk during the intro to these episodes. This is once again due to the fact that we have a good number of these episodes already done and are trying to get live by releasing episodes more often than we record them. So, enjoy your trip back in time as we marvel over the new TMNT cartoon theme song (Episode 3) and discuss the aforementioned Marvel Now… then.

      Without further delay, thank you so much for listening, be sure to let us know what you think at turtlesoupshow@gmail.com , and you can download the new episodes below!

Episode 3 – “AH HA! Do Not Ambulate!”

Episode 4 – “Look Out, Scum! Casey’s Cumin’!”

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Episode 2 – “I’m Evil as SHIT!”

     
      On this, our 2nd Turtles-riffic episode, we explore Eastman and Laird’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol.1 #2. This turns out to be a huge issue, as it is the historic first appearance of not only April O’Neil, but Baxter Stockman and his Mousers as well. With this being my first turn with this first issues, I was surprised at how absolutely, bat shit crazy Stockman is. Crazy as shit, one might say…

      Also, we tackle some listener emails, the insanely horrible “leaked” script for the new TMNT film, discuss the sad state of employment at Gran Prix, torn rare band T-shirts, Dan Scott from One Tree Hill, and other stuff. Be sure to send us more emails with your questions / comments because the ones we cover here were incredibly awesome.

      The above picture is of Eric in his excellent “above ground’ incognito turtle outfit, by the way. I’m looking to also get one of these so we can both skulk around Cons together, keeping to the shadows. The only problem we might have would be our uncanny similarity to child predators. This may or may not put us in jail for a time, interrupting the flow of this excellent podcast… worth it? Perhaps

      So, here she is, Turtle Soup Episode 2! Enjoy and don’t forget to write…

DOWNLOAD HERE: Episode 2 – “I’m Evil as SHIT!”