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Comic Book Fan Scott Aukerman Wrote About the Hulk’s Psychiatrist For Marvel

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Regular Comedy Bang! Bang! viewers know that host Scott Aukerman is an Auker-man of many names and talents, and when the first episode of the new season airs next Thursday, he might be introduced as Comic Book Writer-man: In issue #3 of the Marvel comic Secret Wars Journal that was released yesterday, Scott wrote a 10-page story about Doc Samson, a psychiatrist whose list of wound-up clientele includes The Hulk.

This isn’t our favorite talk show host’s first foray into comics: Earlier this year, he wrote a story in Issue #250 (actually #45) of Marvel’s Deadpool, and he’s discussed comics on various podcasts whenever the opportunity presents itself. Scott spoke to Comic Book Resources about how he has transitioned from comic fan to comic creator, saying:

When they were coming up with Deadpool #250, they went out to a lot of comedian friends that they knew read comics, and asked them if they would do short five-page stories set in the Deadpool universe. That’s how I got started — I wrote that one pretty quickly, and the editor really liked it, and didn’t have a ton of notes on it. I guess I did pretty well, because shortly after that, Jake Thomas at Marvel got a hold of me, and wondered if I could do a 10-page story for Secret Wars [Journal].”

Scott notes that his comic book writing endeavors are only getting starting:

I’m just going to keep doubling it up. At a certain point, I’m going to do a 20-page story, and then a 40, and then an 80-page giant. 160, 320, 640, 1,280. It goes on and on.

Our man Scotty is just the latest member of the Comedy Bang! Bang! family to contribute to big-time comics, as previous guests Paul Scheer and Patton Oswalt have also penned stories for DC and Marvel.

Marvel’s Secret Wars Journal #3 is available now in fine comic book stores nationwide and digitally over on Comixology. And don’t forget that Season 5 of Comedy Bang! Bang! begins on Thursday, July 9th at 10:30P on IFC with new bandleader Kid Cudi. He hasn’t written any comics (yet), but, you know, we still like him.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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