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”

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’!”

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!”

Turtle Soup Episode 1 – “Soaked in Blood”


 At long last: Episode 1!

     Man, what a delay between episodes, huh? I could blame this on a number of things. The international burrito exchange rate crash tanking my Tex-Mex investments. Our over the top, vegas style appearance at Tampa Bay ComicCon 2012 (pictured). The scramble to find the key to infinite feedback sustain. An insane contest between two rich guys to sit in an oval office and look important…. But I won’t. I’ll just say that it’s something that…

     Dammit, it was the burrito crash! I lost everything!


     On this episode we tackle the very first appearance of the TMNT, Eastman and Laird’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol.1, Issue 1. We do a pretty in depth analysis into the premier issue and the events surrounding it, including the story of Mirage Comics, notes on various printings, annotations from Kevin and Peter, and the artistic approach behind creating the comic that brought us the Green Teens.

     In current event notes, we are having some slight trouble getting the iTunes feed to work, so please bear with us while we get things all fixed up. We’re also recording at this point with a few episodes in the can, so it may take a couple of episodes to get your emails read / get made fun of on the show…

     Well, without any further tomfoolery, you can download the episode here:

     Episode 1 – “Soaked in Blood”

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