Chris and Christian team up yet again to spend this episode defending Iron Man 3, identifying Christian’s godfather, spitballing ideas for a new classic monster universe, sharing an appreciation for vinyl and other physical media, revealing small details about Clerks III, and explaining the death and resurrection of Christian’s upcoming holiday album.
Chris talks one-on-one with Mike Zapcic about basically everything you’d expect: how he ended up working at Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash, run-ins with various celebrities at conventions, how “Comic Book Men” came to be, and a lot of Ming Chen mockery. Chris also clarifies Mike’s side of a story told on an early SModcast episode and revitalizes This Or That with Mike as his latest victim.
At long last, Chris chats one-on-one with Ming Chen, star of AMC’s Comic Book Men and co-owner of A Shared Universe PodcaStudio. In this lengthy episode, they do a deep dive into how Ming connected to Kevin Smith and became part of the View Askew crew, the events which led him to become a Jersey transplant, and how the Comic Book Men TV series came to be. The two also share their perspectives on living in Los Angeles and celebrate the ways podcasting has opened up new worlds for them. Ming is also the first victim of CAPE’s all-new Quarantine This or That!