Believe it or not, the year 2000 was 20 years ago! So this week we look back and celebrate the original X-MEN movie! The film that introduced Hugh Jackman (and, to some extent, Wolverine) to the public at large! How does this early Marvel movie hold up since comic movies have evolved so much since? What are the highlights? Who are the actors and characters who never got their due? Make like evolution and leap forward into this episode!!
Let’s be honest. It’s been a weird few months. We’re all feeling it. Us too at the podcast. It’s been so strange that for the past few months we’ve barely touched on one of the cornerstones of the podcast…. COMIC NEWS!!! So this week we’re diving all in to the deep end of the news pool! Marvel events! The Boys! Witcher! Hawkeye (his show and his app)! Marauder name change! Star Trek! Worf’s Talk Show! Neil Gaiman! Dynamite! Tom King & Jae Lee! Zack Snyder and Justicecon! New Mutants! Helstrom…. or is it Hellstorm? Daredevil’s Loeb! Rob Liefeld! Mom Jeans! And SO MUCH MORE!! We’re going full comic news cable channel!
NEW YORK – JUNE 26: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert during Monday’s June 26, 2017 show. (Photo by Scott Kowalchyk/CBS via Getty Images)
From beautiful downtown Coast City, it’s a star studded event filled with laughs, tears, masked vigilantes and utter humiliation! It’s the ROAST OF HAL JORDAN!! Yes, the Green Lantern is in the crosshairs of his peers as they celebrate this legendary hero while, simultaneously, tearing a strip out of the emerald knight! Join Batman, Green Arrow, Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, Kilowog, Guy Gardner and others as they…. reminisce…. about dear ol’ Hal. The early years. The awkward years. That mask that hides nothing….even his shame. Sponsored by Sinestro Industries.
Less Mr. A, more Mr. T this week as we dive into the world of licensed comics. Everything from Kool-Aid Man to Mega Man to P…Pope John Paul II…man. And y’know, I think we learn a little something about friendship along the way.
We’ve done March Madness… we’ve done August Audness… now, for the first time ever… it’s the IMAGE SCRIMMAGE! We pit eight randomly selected original Image Comics characters against each other in a tournament of champions! They’ve all got pouches, random body blades, and about 47 powers each, but only one can survive!
My podcast this week talks about Frank Miller’s Will Eisner’s The Spirit. My podcast doesn’t think that it’s a very good movie. My podcast isn’t one of those other “bad movie” podcasts, though, it’s actually a comic book podcast, one that only on rare occasions dips its big toe into bad movies. My podcasts talks about the dad from Wonder Years being in this movie for the appropriate amount of time.
My podcast also features some hot new comic book news, and something in the Warmup that, if you didn’t know it yet, is new to you!
It’s that time of year again! No not to get your fishin’ license and go looking for Aquaman! It’s Father’s Day this weekend! So we look at superhero dads who you may not have known had gone out & made a baby…. or two… or three… or 45 in the case of Wolverine. Is deadbeat dad his new mutation?!? We talk about that and kids from Superman, Batman, Colossus (Are you my papa, tovarisch?) and many more. We debate whether Tony Stark had a vasectomy at 25 or developed an extremis condom. Either is possible. And yes, we actually discuss it. We’re nerds. We also have a warm up bit with a game of 20 questions, and lots of news including Spiderman at the BLM protests, the police bizarrely using the Punisher logo, the new DC distribution deal and the sad passing of a comics legend, Denny O’ Neil.
Recorded a few weeks back: From the tome of Fletcher Hanks comes a Dramatic Reading like no other! Bry, Kyle and Merk bring you another inexplicable tale of STARDUST THE SUPER WIZARD… this time with a video option!
You wanna get nuts? Let’s get nuts. This week, we dedicate time to talking about the crazy, the absurd, and the just plain chemically imbalanced. How messed up is The Hulk these days (very), is The Tick legally insane (yep), and is Doctor Strange secretly delusional (it depends)?
All that and hot Jackpot (who?) and Sandman news, and we pit some superheroes against the apocalypse in the Warm Up!
So … it’s finally happening. The elusive Snyder Cut will hit HBO Max next year. How? Why? What? WHAT?!?! And at twice the original length?!? We puzzle over how this will come about. Extra characters? Extra subplots? Mirrors? All without reshoots? But…. how? We’re baffled. Join us for this and lots more! Batwoman recasting! Mandalorian casting! We go over another #release’SOME DIRECTOR’S’ cut. And in a warm up we do a Snyderesque game of Character Storm! And we postulate on OTHER films that demand a director’s cut! #releasethefattermartiancut !