Sunday, June 25, 2017
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Adam West has passed away at age 88. Jon and Steven discuss his slow burning comeback, the unsold pilot from Conan O'Brien "Lookwell" and how he was everyone's introduction to superheroes. Also, the "Black Panther" trailer and Joss Whedon remakes "Justice League".
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Two months ago it was called a "trainwreck". Now they say "Wonder Woman" is the best DC movie ever. Jon, Steven, Lisa Brown and Tina Canfield weigh in. They discuss editing choices in the third act, how faithfully the script reflects 75 years of the character and if DC is finally catching up to example Marvel has set. Plus, news about a member of the show.
Monday, May 29, 2017
After a lengthy discussion on how Joss Whedon can affect "Justice League" months before its release, Jon, Steven and Davis Miller look into alternate reality comics. Are they a chance to stretch creatively or a waste of effort in terms of continuity? Is "The Age of Apocalypse" the biggest "What If" story ever? Also, why did "CBR" turned into clickbait?
Sunday, May 21, 2017
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 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
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 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
Sunday, April 16, 2017
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
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.
Sunday, April 2, 2017
Sunday, March 26, 2017
A comics legend has passed. Jon and and Steven talk about the impact Berni made to both horror and superheroes, his influence on modern artists and how he stayed relevant through the decades. Plus, Jon tells a story about how his own comics work in the '90's led to an unlikely friendship with the master.
Sunday, March 19, 2017
The writer of "Prowler" is here! Sean Ryan discusses his tie-in series with Amazing Spider-Man's "Clone Conspiracy", his run on "Nova" and his run on "Suicide Squad" that led to the movie. Plus, how to pitch a comic, why British writers are still the greatest and the passing of the legendary Berni Wrightson.
Sunday, March 12, 2017
It's official! Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford have signed on for a new Indiana Jones movie. Will this be the grand send-off for the beloved character? Or will it fall victim to the same problems of the last three sequels? Plus, Samurai Jack returns and Aliens never really goes away.
Sunday, March 5, 2017
Hugh Jackman says goodbye to Wolverine in a film tonally different from the rest of the X-Men franchise. But is it better? Jon and Steven welcome Elliott Serrano to talk Jackman's tenure, where the other two Wolverine film went wrong and just how hard it is to write a superhero movie's third act.
Sunday, February 26, 2017
There are nine nominees for Best Picture and Davis Miller has seen eight of them! He gives his thoughts on each choice with personal pros and cons. Is "La La Land" unstoppable? How can the Oscars stand the rise of streaming and the dominance of superheroes? Plus, Batman movies.
Monday, February 20, 2017
Sunday, February 12, 2017
The latest Batman movie that isn't really a Batman movie is here! Jon and Steven welcome 9 year old Ben to get a real kid's perspective on the franchise. Is it a Lego movie or a Batman movie? A parody or an homage? Should Will Arnett get his own live action Batman movie? And does this Lego's success darken the chances of Affleck's attempt?
Sunday, February 5, 2017
Sunday, January 29, 2017
With "Legion" and "Powerless" premiering this week, there are a LOT of comic book series on networks right now. Jon and Steven discuss whether Marvel's focus on "Agents of SHIELD" places it behind DC's interconnected "Flash", "Arrow", "Legends of Tomorrow" and"Supergirl" or whether the commitment of four hours a week keeps many DC's fan away. Plus the standalone "Gotham", AMC's "Preacher" and whether "The Walking Dead" ever needed a spin-off. Plus, Jon's stunned by "The Good Place"!
Sunday, January 22, 2017
On the heels of a dour inauguration and an uplifting Women's March, Jon and Steven discuss the warnings comic writers have tried to give us over the years. Lex Luthor as president. Norman Osborn as Iron Patriot. Spider-Man villains replaced by identical Spider-Man villains. It gets political immediately and stays that way. No apologies.
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Steven's back from Orlando! He discusses the updates to Disney World and Universal Studios, including a new reliance on 3D, a renewed dedication to Star Wars and Harry Potter and which theme park will ultimately hold Marvel characters. Plus, Fantastic Beasts, Suicide Squad and both hosts have colds.
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Live from Chicago TARDIS! Jon talks with Jan Fennick about the turning point of the 20th century. From the immortal debuts of Batman and Star Trek to the legacy of James Bond to the peak of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's to the total takeover of popular music, this was the moment the baby boomers conquered pop culture.
Monday, January 2, 2017
It's over. Jon and Steven dig deep to find anything good about 2016, from "Captain America: Civil War" to Dan Slott's "Amazing Spider-Man". Then they look forward to 2017 and whether it will shake off the stink of 2016 or just follow its path. Also, many, many celebrity deaths.