Monday, December 30, 2013



Are prequels trilogies cursed? Or is The Desolation of Smaug a return to the glories of Lord of the Rings? Stu is back to discuss running time, the Silmarillion, Martin freeman and just what could possibly be in a third Hobbit movie?

Sunday, December 22, 2013



Geek Girl Chicago is back to discuss religion right before the birth of Christ! Why doesn't Doctor Who meet Jesus? Are supereheroes and religion simply the search for perfection? Does mythology automatically mean made up? There are so many things to make people mad here and that's our holiday gift to you.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Doctor Who 50th- Seattle Editioncast

Doctor Who 50th- Seattle Editioncast

Bill Monroe also saw the Doctor Who 50th Annicersary and he's gotta Skype about it! So much anger towards Christopher Eccleston here. Also, airport security in the 90's. Fear of Quidditch and why Jon hates food!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

JM DeMatteis

JM DeMatteis

The legendary author of Justice League International, Kraven's Last Hunt and Larfleeze is here! Jon and JM talk about these classics plus Imagination Studios, the Beatles, Brooklyn College and survive potentially crippling audio difficulties!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

The Infinity TARDIScast!

The Infinity TARDIScast!

Joe comes back from Chicago TARDIS after meeting three doctors and seven companions! Dave and Steven gush about Marvel's INFINITY! Jon loses no voice!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Doctor Who 50thcast

Doctor Who 50thcast

A spoiler filled, slightly confused and almost certainly drunken review of the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special! Steven doesn't know anything about Doctor Who and Dave is willing to tell him way too much. Also, sidebars into why X-Men isn't as good a book as you think. Geronimo!

Monday, November 18, 2013



We talk all kinds of SPOILERS about Thor: the Dark World! Also, a defense of "Agents of SHIELD", a refusal of "Arrow" and hope for "Gotham"! And more Loki! Everyone loves Loki!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Chicago Geekcast!

Chicago Geekcast

Chicago Geek Girl is back! We talk the hot spots of the Windy City geek scene and what it will take to get out of the shadow of midwest sports fans. Plus, new cars!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Chuck Dixon

Chuck Dixon

Legendary Batman writer and creator of Bane Chuck Dixon is here! Jon spends an hour with Chuck talking about the heady days of 90's DC comics, his experiences in Hollywood and his new self published novel "Cannibal Gold: Bad Times"!

Monday, October 28, 2013



"Monster Month"concludes with the slasher films from the 1980's! Neal Fischer is back to talk to Jon and Dave about the genre's beginnings in the 30's through the peak years of the Reagan era and how they've survived today. There will be blood. But no milkshakes.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Universal Monstercast

Universal Monstercast

"Monster Month" continues! Lisa Brown joins us for a comparison of the classic Universal Monster movies with the cg jumpy 'boo' fests of today. Guess which one wins?

Monday, October 14, 2013



When there is no more room in Hell, the dead will make podcasts! Bill Monroe makes his first trip to the studio to talk zombies with Jon, Steven and Joe! We cover everything from Dawn to Walking Dead. This episode has brains!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Breaking Badcast

Breaking Badcast

MASSIVE SPOILERS! Is Breaking Bad better than the Wire? How many pink bears are there? What exactly happened at Grey Matter? Jon and Dave join Neal Fischer to discuss the series in detail. We are the danger!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Agents of SHIELDcast!

Agents of SHIELDcast

On the eve of the final Breaking Bad comes another television event, Joss Whedon's Agents of SHIELD! Jon, Steven, Dave and Joe report on the pilot minutes after it airs! Is it another Firefly or another Dollhouse!?!

Monday, September 23, 2013



Heroclix is huge! And Jon doesn't understand it. Joe owns a ton and still doesn't know how to play. Stu gives a download on all things Heroclix, from history to rulebooks to exclusives. Plus, Villains Month, 90's cartoons and newborns!

Sunday, September 15, 2013



The robots are coming! Jon and Steven talk the rise of digital with tech maven Elaine Chen! Steven threatens his toaster!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Comic Book Parents

Comic Book Parents

Back to school edition! Jon, Steven and Dave Gonzales talk geek parenting and why you have no choice which Star wars your kid watches first. Plus, a visit with geek mom and comedian Amy Patrick! Get your shoes on!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Star Trek Into Vegascast

Star Trek Into Vegascast

Bill Monroe went to the Star Trek convention in Las Vegas and returns with a special report. Plus, print is dead, digital isn't perfect and science food! Enjoy our labors!

Monday, August 26, 2013



Ben Affleck is Batman and no one's talking about anything else. Lisa and Tina are back to weigh in. Then, a deep discussion on sexism and rape in comics. And Jon LOVES World's End! There's a little bit of everything in a little more than an hour.

Monday, August 19, 2013

'66 Batcast

'66 Batcast

With new figures and a monthly comic series, the Adam West version of Batman is as popular as ever. We talk what has made this series timeless while other versions of Batman have faded from view. Also how Adam West never worked out as hard as Hugh Jackman.

Monday, August 12, 2013

12th Doctorcast!

12th Doctorcast

After responding to comments made by Mark Millar and Len Wein this week, we discuss the announcement of the 12th incarnation of Doctor Who, Peter Capaldi. Is Moffat a genius or just torturing us with wibbly wobbly, timey wimey lies? 

Sunday, August 4, 2013

SDCAST 2: The Endening!

SDCCAST 2: The Endening!

Scott Rubin from on Hasbro and Mattel! Superman/Batman movie! Avengers 2: The Age of Ultron! The very last time we talk about Comicon 2013!

Monday, July 29, 2013


Wolverine Spoilercast

SDCC coverage goes on hold for a week because we've all seen "The Wolverine"! Jon, Steve and Dave find out how 90 minutes of awesome can be totally undone by 30 minutes of crap. Renee asks reasonable questions for which there are no answers. Plus, Tomato Blast 2013!

Sunday, July 21, 2013



It's Comicon time! And none of us are there. Jon and Jimmy the Muscle reminisce on previous trips to San Diego and Steven build his expectations. We also cover news from the con and spend some time discussing Pacific Rim. We're topical!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Best Dressed List

Best Dressed List

Fan demanded! Lisa Brown and Tina Canfield wanted us to talk superhero costumes so we're making them do it! Everything you wanted to know about practicality, sexism and dubious story reasons for changing your clothes in one hour! So, for God's sake, put something on and listen!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Captain Americast!

Captain Americast

In honor of the nation's birthday, we look at the world's most patriotic superhero! Does Captain America have any flaws? How can he deal with the other Avengers? Why does his costume work? Jon, Steven, and Joe welcome Stu McLean to ponder Steve Rogers and his place in the Marvel Universe. Attention!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Surviving the Creative Life

Surviving the Creative Life

Glenn Farrington creates the perfect comic book writing software with ComixWriter! Plus, the ins and outs of responsibility, anxiety and preparation with Motion Source founder Craig Bass!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Star Trek: the Restoraticast

Star Trek: the Restoraticast

Huston Hiddleton saves the Enterprise! Learn about the effort to restore the Star Trek: the Next Generation bridge in an in-depth interview. Then, Bill Monroe sees Star Trek: Into Darkness and in a spoiler heavy discussion, weighs it against 47 years of the franchise!  Listen! It is the will of Landru!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Man of Steelcast

Man of Steelcast

Jon hasn't seen "Man of Steel" so Steven and Jimmy the Muscle explain it in a spoiler free environment. Plus "The Bat Signal" host Jeff Sussman explores what brings a good comic book movie down. You won't believe how much we talk about Mr. T!

Sunday, June 9, 2013



On the eve of the release of "Man of Steel" we discuss the character of Superman and if he means as much as he did in 1938. The battle for truth and justice gets heated. Plus, a visit with "The Bat Signal"host Jeff Sussman!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Arrested Developcast

Arrested Developcast

Jon, Steven and and Dave discuss the Netflix exclusive season 4 of the cult favorite  show "Arrested Development" in a relatively spoiler free environment. Now with sidebars into Agents of SHIELD, Community and the departure of Matt Smith from Doctor Who. Busy tv week, it is. 

Tuesday, May 28, 2013



Are music nerds any cooler than comic nerds? Jon and Steven discuss vintage vinyl, swapping pickups and discography downloads with Kevin Ryan! Plus, a tour through the world of session guitar with Ron Zabrocki! You will rock and you will rock now!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Star Trek Into Darknesscast

Star Trek Into Darknesscast

SPOILERS! Jon, Dave and Steven talk about their expectations for the J.J. Abrams sequel. Then, live from Five Guys, they react to the film minutes after the credits. And eat cheeseburgers. Plus, Jon's wife Renee comments on her love of the films combined with her hatred of the tv series. 

Sunday, May 12, 2013



Captain Toy himself Michael Crawford is here! A long-form in-depth, detailed discussion about itty bitty children's toys and the adults who simply will not stop buying them. Present company included. 

Monday, May 6, 2013

Iron Man 3 SPOILER discussion

Iron Man 3 SPOILER Discussion

You saw it. So did we. Now here's our in-depth discussion of Iron Man 3. Who is the Mandarin? Where was SHIELD? Why 30 minutes of some kid in Kansas? All these questions and more posed by Jon, Steven, Joe Pakovits and Dave Redfield. Some are slightly answered.

Monday, April 29, 2013

C2E2 LIVE Somewhat

Caffeinated Comics- C2E2 LIVE Somewhat

Jamal Igle on Molly Danger! James Tynion IV in 59 seconds! Jenny Frison on music! Jimmy the Muscle being awesome! It all happened around Chicago's biggest comicon this weekend and we recorded it. Now to bed. 

Monday, April 22, 2013

Caffeinated Comics- Are Nerds Dead?

Caffeinated Comics- Are Nerds dead?

Geek Girl Chicago is here! Lauren, Jon, Steve and Dave talk the mainstreaming of nerds and if there's any shame left in geekdom. Plus, Mike Moreci and Tim Seeley are live at the store with Hoax Hunters!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Caffeinated Comics- The Big Con

Caffeinated Comics- The Big Con

Chicago comics legend Jimmy "the Muscle" Farano is in the studio! Jon, Steven and Jimmy talk signings, rare books, dollar bins, long lines and tape. Oh, the tape. This is the one you listen to first if you missed a couple. It's that kind of good one.

Sunday, April 7, 2013


Caffeinated Comics- In Memoriam

EMERGENCY PODCAST! Carmine Infantino and Roger Ebert passed away this week. If that wasn't enough, Bruce Timm stepped down from DC animation. And Green Lantern and Young Justice get cancelled. Jon, Steven, Dave and Doug Junius cover it all at the same time, jumping from DC Nation to Spider-Man 3. It's a big ball of saddy, waddy stuff.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Caffeinated Comics- England Vs. the US

Caffeinated Comics- England Vs. the US

In the wake of new Doctor Who episodes and April Fool's Day comes our weirdest podcast yet; England: Friend or Foe? Jon, Steven and Dave argue everything from Mark Millar to James Bond and Bill Monroe weighs in to compare the Doctor with Captain Picard. Pip pip!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Caffeinated Comics- Comic Book Embarassments

Caffeinated Comics- Comic Book Embarrassments

Jon, Steven and David Redfield recall the worst runs of the best characters. Plus, comedian Mike Lawrence Skypes in with his disrecommendations. It's gonna get ugly, Super Fools!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

EMERGENCY PODCAST- The Death of Robin!

EMERGENCY PODCAST- The Death of Robin!

Jon, Steven and Dave Redfield react to the news of the Death of Robin, and death in comics in general. Plus, Bill Monroe goes to ECCC and Krackle Fest!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Caffeinated Comics- Millercast!

Caffeinated Comics- Millercast

With Bruce Timm's vision of "The Dark Knight Returns" complete, we wonder what exactly happened to Frank Miller. Dave Gonzales returns with his sexy voice and Bat knowledge. Plus, a visit with "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" writer Mike Drucker!

Monday, February 11, 2013

History of the Universe

Caffeinated Comics- History of the Universe

Jay Nog and Dan Hirshon stop by to discuss the Kickstarter campaign on their new animated series "Heromakers"! Then, Jon and Steven travel through thirty years of comics history with Joe Pakovitz. Many indy publishers will enter. Few will leave.

Saturday, January 26, 2013


Caffeinated Comics 3

Jon, Steven and David Redfield react to the news that J.J. Abrams is directing Star Wars Episode VII. How does this help Star wars? Where does this leave Star Trek? Why are you panicking, you big baby?

Monday, January 21, 2013

Caffeinated Comics 2- Bat in Transition

Caffeinated Comics-Bat inTranslation

Jon and Steven invite Dave Gonzales to the studio to explore where a Nolan-less, Snyder filled Batman is going. Then they spend a lot of time trying to decipher what Tim Burton and Grant Morrison was doing with him. Plus, a visit from "The Bat Signal" host Jeff Sussman!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Caffeinated Comics 1- Han Solo Vest

Caffeinated Comics 1

Jon and Steven invite Joe Pakovits in for a spoliery discussion on Amazing Spider-man #700 and 48 frames of the Hobbit. Then wonder why Lando Calrissian dresses in Han Solo's clothes and how Batman passive aggressively fires each Robin.