Sunday, May 21, 2017

Alien Covenant

Ridley Scott returns once again to the Alien franchise! Jon and Steven discuss the connections to "Prometheus", the foolish decisions of characters in horror prequels and just why the director decided to make a third Alien film instead of the second "Blade Runner". Plus, Hellboy gets a reboot.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Karl Kesel

Karl Kesel is bringing back his creator owned series after 17 years! He and Tom Grummett are rereleasing the three issues of their Image series "Section Zero" and completing the story as a Kickstarter graphic novel. Jon discusses the history of the series with the legendary artist, the tone he brings to work like "Superboy" and "Fantastic Four" and how to write and ink the same book without losing it.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

SPOILERS! The most anticipated movie of 2017 is out! Jon, Steven, Elliot Serrano and Marco Garcia discuss the evidence of James Gunn's style movie within Marvel, the unlimited use of music and the audacity to create a self contained story in a shared universe. Plus, young Kurt Russell!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Bane Conquestcast

Bane is back in the hand of his creators! Chuck Dixon joins Jon to talk the influence of his 90's character across the comic universe and into animation and films. Then the writer discusses his plans with Graham Nolan for the 12 issue series "Bane Conquest"! Plus, how he translated the non fiction exploration of the Great Depression, "The Forgotten Man" into a graphic novel.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

C2E2 Prepcast

It's time for the 2017 Chicago convention! Steven tells Jon how a retailer prepares for a show, from budgeting the man-hours to stocking the shelves. Also, what's it's like to be on the other side of the table at a big con.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

MST3K The Returncast

After 18 years and one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns in history, Mystery Science Theater 3000 is back! Jon and Bill Monroe talk what made the show important to geek comedy in the 90's and how the Netflix series captures a tone that even Rifftrax couldn't. Plus, Doctor Who comes back after 18 months and more Star Wars trailers!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Comics Are Boringcast

Why don't we talk about comics more? Jon and Steven talk about the state of geek where movies and television steal all the spotlight from the source material. After decades of superhero stories, is any change permanent or a surprise? Plus, why we'll never quit monthlies.