Sunday, January 29, 2017

Battle of the Network Superheroescast

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

Villains Wincast

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

Theme Parkcast

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

2016 Wrapupcast

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.