Carly, Neil, Stu and returning guest Mark discuss their comic book and genre highlights of 2016, as well as presenting the BAM Magnificent 7 for 2017 - the ultimate list of what to watch, read and play in the coming year.
00:00 - Intro
04:27 - 2016 Highlights
Mark: 4DX, Drunken Bakers (Viz)
Carly: Wonder Woman as UN Ambassador, Black Panther
Stu: Batman Arkham VR, The Vision
Neil: Rat Queens, Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman, DC Super Hero Girls
33:57 - Surprise birthday
37:03 - Ted Brandt and Ro Stein interview
49:19 - BAM's Magnificent 7 for 2017
7 LEGO Batman
6 The Punisher Netflix
5 Freeway Fighter
4 Thor: Ragnarok
3 Spider-Man: Homecoming
2 Ghost in the Shell
01:20:51 - Sinister Society of Stupid - season finales
Animal Vegetable Mineral Man v Ruby Thursday v The King of the Cats
01:29:36 - Outro and #PodernFamily shoutout
Boots Electric - Boots Electric Theme
Eels - Fresh Blood
White Miles - In The Mirror
Electric Six - Compensation
Veruca Salt - So Weird
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