Submetropolitan

The whirring internet depository for Brandon Schatz, haphazard writer of things you might like.

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What Kind Of Wife Am I?
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Reflections on Bitch Planet: Triple Feature Recently, I re-read Bitch Planet Volume 2 for WTF+ YEG Book Club. This led me to shamefully admit to the group that I had not been reading the mini-series, Bitch Planet: Triple Feature!, even though the issues were conveniently located in my comics subs...
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Imperfect
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My heart, it keens. While on vacation with Danica in early August, I picked up The Book of Speculation on a whim. The book promised me mystery, circuses, mermaids and libraries, and the price was right, so I grabbed it, and… well, it wasn’t perfect. But holy shit, was it perfect for m...
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ha ha no
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It’s a funny joke right? I mean, my first thought was to laugh, but after a couple of seconds, I just got tired. Valiant is advertising the most gimmicked variant of all time for this December, and they’re asking retailers to order 250 copies of the new Quantum and Woody title to get ...
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Comics Are For Kids
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“Kids are our future.” You’ve all heard this. Whether it’s spoken in response to climate change, supporting girls to begin working in STEM fields or politics, or comic books. While I have opinions on many things, I’m an expert on one thing. From day one, I wanted my store to have a vast all ages ...
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Doctor Whooch // Episode 122 // Baby Daddy in 12 Seconds or Less
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In which we kick off our first Companions Season of episodes by talking about one of our favourite episodes to discuss drunk. Welcome back to Doctor Whooch! For this batch of episodes, we’re going to have a bunch of special guests, starting with our good friend Allen Gould! He arrives on th...
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Comics Taste Test for Sept 13, 2017
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Happy new comic book day, party people! Here at Submet, we’re starting up a weekly feature where we gather up all of our #preNCBD (pre New Comic Book Day) tweets into one easily digestible blog post so that everyone can get a little taste of what’s hitting the stands. For a full list ...
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#VERecommends // Slam Vol 1
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WHAT IT IS: A story about two women who are saved and wrecked by roller derby, and friendship, possibly in that order. FROM THE PUBLISHER: Bestselling novelist, screenwriter, and retired Los Angeles Derby Doll Pamela Ribon (Going in Circles, Why Girls Are Weird, Moana) joins artist Veronica Fish ...
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Welcome to Submet (or) It’s Not Okay
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(art from This is Not Fine by KC Green) The world is on fire. The world is on fire, and as it burns, we watch and we wait, and we hope for the best. We cringe at every new story, but in all honesty, there’s not much we can do. Not individually. The key phrase there … Continue reading Welcom...
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Comics Taste Test for Sept 6th, 2017
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Testing out a little thing in preparation for THE WORLD TO COME. Hmm. HMM… Tuesday night! Let’s get ready for some #preNCBD talk. pic.twitter.com/rTo2mKChS3 — Brandon Schatz (@soupytoasterson) September 6, 2017 Hmmm, how appropriate… #preNCBD pic.twitter.com/ovFFxJX9I8 — Brandon...
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Doctor Whooch // Episode 121 // Gallifrey Public Radio Crossover: It’s About Time
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In which we are sober AF, so we sound awkward AF. On this very special episode, we’re featuring the main conversation from this week’s Gallifrey Public Radioepisode that we guested on. Hosts Keir, Jay and Haley were wonderful people to talk about the casting of the newest Doctor with,...
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