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Alternate Reality – Episode 400

Alternate Reality – Episode #400

There’s a party going on right here, and it’s Jon and Charlie celebrating their 400th episode.  We’ve got special music, we’ve got good friends, and there’s the sexy ladies over there dancing on the…. Well you can’t see that so there’s no point in getting into it.

Suffice it to say that there’s a lot of fun going on here but Jon and Charlie don’t let that get in their way.  They’ve got comics to review, and by Jiminy nothing’s going to stop them.  Jon continues to be challenged by the Immortal Hulk, while Charlie walks us through Spider-Geddon.  Several DC comics then make the list, Supergirl, Hawkman, and Detective Comics respectively, and Charlie finishes talking about an Image book (of all things) about an STD that improves your looks??? Yep, you heard me.

Lastly Jon and Charlie get some love from a couple longtime listeners who sent in voicemails to help us celebrate the 400th episode.  There’s too much fun for your tiny mind to process on this episode of Alternate Reality!!!

Enjoy.

Comics:
The Immortal Hulk #7
Spider-Geddon #1
Supergirl #23
Hawkman #5
Detective Comics #990
Beauty #24

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Alternate Reality – Episode 399

Alternate Reality – Episode #399

Last episode was a double length episode.  Guess what?…. we got another hum-dinger of a show lined up tonight and it too is a double length episode.  Why does Alternate Reality keep putting out double length episodes?  Well perhaps it because we only put about half as many episodes as we’re supposed to, so we feel encumbered to give you more content each episode.  ORRRR it could be that we have no time management skills.  Either way you got double for you trouble again this week.

This week things take an “unexpected” turn when Charlie talks about The Unexpected #5.  Jon relives his college glory days in his review of Batman/The Maxx #1.  And the boys talk about several other great books; too numerous to name.

Then the worst happens.  Jon and Charlie decide to spend just a few moments on The Venom Movie that just came out in theaters.  Well you know that that means here on the Alternate Reality Podcast…………. DOUBLE LENGTH EPISODE!!!!!!!!

That’s right the boys go IN DEPTH to tell you everything that happens in the movie and what they thought about it right down to the mid and end credit sequences.  By the time they get done you will feel like you saw the movie twice as you’ll relive almost every moment of the film though Jon and Charlie’s eyes.  And if you haven’t seen it and decide to listen anyway, well then you won’t need to see it anymore as you will be able to create the action in the movie in your mind from the boy’s vivid “play-by-play” reenactments and descriptions.  It really is breath-taking.

If, after all that, you are still a fan and want to listen to next episode you’re in for a treat.  Next episode is #400.  See you there.

Comics:
The Unexpected #5
Batman/The Maxx #1
Superior Octopus #1
Justice League #9
Heroes In Crisis #1
Batman #55 & 56

Movies:
Venom

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Alternate Reality – Episode 398

Alternate Reality – Episode #398

Despite torrential flooding, the Alternate Reality crew is still here and all without building an Ark.  We managed to survive the flood waters this time but with a new hurricane coming in on the eastern seaboard, we’re liable to be up to our necks in it.

In the meantime, we’re already up to our necks in comics.  We’ve got an assortment for you this week as Jon and Charlie talk about everything from James Bond in WWII, to the Star Wars Universe and all points in-between.

And if that wasn’t enough for you, the boys take some extra time to dive outside the comics book flood waters into other seas of geekery.  We take a quick look at Spider-Man which just hit the PS4 and Iron Fist season 2 which just hit Netflix.

Uh oh, I should have said that.  Whenever we say we’re gonna do anything quick, or just touch on a subject for a few mins, the episode turns out to be twice as long.  Well, perhaps that’s for the best as the boys must take an extended brake after this so Jon can go to the Cleveland Clinic and be seen by the world’s best doctors.  So this double length episode may have to last as much as three weeks before Alternate Reality will be back.

Sorry, but that’s just the way things go sometimes.

Enjoy!!!

Comics:
James Bond Origin #1
Star Wars: Dr. Aphra Annual #2
Immortal Hulk #5
Bully Wars #1
The Dreaming #1
Deathstroke #35

Video Games:
Spider-Man – PS4

TV Shows:
Iron Fist Season 2 – Netflix

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Alternate Reality – Episode 397

Alternate Reality – Episode #397

All in all, it’s starting to feel a little like autumn.  The days are getting a little shorter, it’s still warm outside but the evenings aren’t as bad.  Labor Day will be on us next week, and not long after that the leaves will start to turn colors.  We’re starting to look forward to harvest, pumpkins, trick-or-treat, and scary tales.

Scary things are the theme this week as we’re talking werewolves.  But not just werewolves, the boys also talk about what makes Batman the biggest boogie-man in the dark.  The Justice League are busy fighting things that go bump in the night in JLA Dark.  Speaking of the dark, it doesn’t get much darker that the cold unfeeling heart of Darth Vader.  Jon and Charlie talk about what makes him tick in last week’s issue.

Taken together it’s a spook-tacular warm up to what’s bound to be an excellent Halloween season.

Enjoy!!!

Comics:

Jughead: The Hunger #8
Batman: Kings of Fear #1
JLA Dark #2
Avengers #6
Terrifics #7
Darth Vader #20

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Alternate Reality – Episode 396


Alternate Reality – Episode #396

Jon and Charlie are here this week talking about a smattering of books that doesn’t usually make the list.

Jon’s got Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Coprs, as well as Fantastic Four, and Sandman Universe.  Charlie on the other hand has reviews of Titans #24, Sideways #7, and Transformers Unicron #3.

Lastly, Charlie busts out some early birthday presents for Jon.  It’s a different kind of show this week on Alternate Reality.

Enjoy!!!

Comics:
Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #50
Titans #24
Fantastic Four #1
Sideways #7
Sandman Universe #1
Transformers: Unicron #3

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Alternate Reality – Episode 395

Alternate Reality – Episode #395

After a week off Jon and Charlie are back with another jam-packed episode.  We’re covering two weeks’ worth of books tonight.  The boys start off with a very thoughtful email from longtime friend of the show Matthew Kaiser.  Then they go thought a bevy of books from Darth Vader to Justice League and everything in between.

Next, we spend some time talking about the latest Kickstarter project from Jimmy Palmiotti and they guys and girls over at Paperfilms.  This new project is a mature graphic novel featuring nudity, sex, guns, violence, and death.  What’s not to love?  This in-your-face adventure called “Killing Time in America” was a fantastic read and Jon gives us a glimpse of what makes the book so special.

Lastly Jon and Charlie talk about San Diego Comic Con, all the movie trailers that came out, as well as DC’s new steaming service.

It’s a huge Elvis themed rocking good time on the week’s Alternate Reality,…. Enjoy!!!

Comics:

Darth Vader Annual #2
Justice League Dark #1
Saga #54
Infinity Wars Prime #1
The Terrifics #6
Killing Time in America OGN

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Alternate Reality – Episode 394

Alternate Reality – Episode #394

Jon’s weekend got jacked.  A bunch of stuff came up that kept him from doing his required reading.  He knew based on tweets that Charlie was going to be talking about Flash #50 and the end of Flash War.  So Jon, who was behind on Flash made a point to read the previous 4 Flash issues as well as #50 to have an intelligent conversation with Charlie about the book.  He even got to read a couple other books.  But that’s it.  With close to 20 books in Jon’s pile he read 7, and 5 of them were from one title.  *Sigh*

So this week Jon breaks out a couple new books for us.  Superman #1 from Brian Michael Bendis and Ivan Reis.  He also looks at the new Amazing Spider-Man #1 from Nick Spencer and Ryan Ottley.  While Charlie on the other hand, working to fill the gap, talks about the afore mentioned Flash #50, X-Men: Grand Design #1, and Archie #32.

All that and we still come up an issue short but long on time,… how’s that work?!?

Oh well,…. Enjoy!!!

Comics:

Superman #1
Flash #50
Amazing Spider-Man #1
X-Men: Grand Design #1
Archie #32

Also: This week’s music & sound is in honor of Prime Day 2018

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Alternate Reality – Episode 393

Alternate Reality – Episode #393

Ant-Man and the Wasp Movie Review.

Enjoy!!!

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Alternate Reality – Episode 392

Alternate Reality – Episode #392

In this episode we review:

Comics
I Hate Fairyland #20
Man of Steel #6
Bane Conquest #12
Immortal Hulk #2
The Terrifics #5
Batman #50

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Alternate Reality – Episode 391

Alternate Reality – Episode #391

A slew of new number ones are on the offering this week.  The Sentry makes his less than triumphant return in The Sentry #1.  Charlie looks at couple new titles with Weatherman #1 and The Magic Order #1.  A renegade group of Teen Titans are on the loose and are ready to do things “their way”, even if it means getting their hands dirty in Teen Titans Special #1.

Also a few follow-up issues for you.  Jon gives us the low down on Man of Steel #5 and Charlie brings us to the end of the Dan Slot run on Amazing Spider-Man with issue #801.

A great week of comics.

Enjoy!!!

Comics:
The Sentry #1
Weather Man #1
Man of Steel #4
The Magic Order #1
Teen Titans Special #1
Amazing Spider-Man #801

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Alternate Reality – Episode 390

*So I don’t know why but there was some static that was recorded during this last episode.  We have no idea why or where it came from as I didn’t discover it till we were posting the episode.  Might be a short in the mic cables.  Not sure.  We’ll try to figure out why this is happening.  Sorry about that.*

Alternate Reality – Episode #390

We’re back baby!  Alternate Reality was gone last week due exclusively to the fact that Charlie couldn’t make it back from Heroes Con in time.  But after a week hiatus to give Charlie a chance to sober up we got more comics to talk about this week.

This week, in order to earn a little small publisher/creator owned cred with Chris Partin, Charlie is talking about Skyward from Image Comics.  Charlie regales us with the awesome Zero-G premis of this story.  Then Jon and Charlie round out the rest of the episode talking about a slate of DC and Marvel books.

Lastly, Charlie fills us in on all the hijinks that occurred during his time in Charlotte, North Carolina at Heroes Con.  Charlie even has a special gift for Jon.

Alternate Reality; bringing you the best every week in comic book podcasting!!!

Enjoy!!!

Comics:
Skyward #3
Plastic Man #1
Aquaman #37
Doctor Strange #2
Justice League #2
Hawkman #1

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Alternate Reality – Episode 389

Alternate Reality – Episode #389

Lots of comics to talk about this week.  We look at a spooky ghost-like story in Immortal Hulk #1.  Charlie tells us about Deathstroke being out for Batman’s blood.  We finally get to the end of our weekly Justice League setup for the new series, but was it worth it?

Also, Charlie and Jon look at Papergirls from Brian K. Vaughan as Charlie tried to catch Jon up.  Jon takes a tour on the wild side with Medieval Spawn and Witchblade.  And we finish up with the new DC series The Unexpected.  (Wow, that was unanticipated)

Alternate Reality; bringing you the best every week in comic book podcasting!!!

Enjoy!!!

Comics:
The Immortal Hulk #1
Deathstroke #32
Papergirls #21
Medieval Spawn/Witchblade #1-2
The Unexpected #1

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Alternate Reality – Episode 388

Alternate Reality – Episode #388

Charlie this week is going deep on Descender from Image Comics telling why his feelings are so strong coming from the bottom of his very soul.  He’s also crazy about the Flash War.  He relates an amazing story found in the pages of Jughead: The Hunger about werewolves in the Archie universe.  And finally, Charlie reads a republished Star Wars story from Dark Horse in what is clearly a cash grab to coincide with the new Solo movie.  However, that doesn’t deter Charlie who had a lot of fun with the comedic revisionist history of Tag and Bink Were Here.

Meanwhile Jon is telling us about mostly the same books again.  He does get to mix it up just a little with Man of Steel #1, which is a new series about the same character that Jon always talks about.  Jon fills us in on whether the wait for Bendis was worth it and whether or not he delivered on this seminal fist issue.  Also, Jon follows up on Justice League: No Justice #3, and breaks a little more new ground with Doomsday Clock #5.

Alternate Reality coming to you wall to wall and tree top tall from our studio in Jeffersonville KY!!!

Enjoy!!!

Comics:

Descender #30
Man of Steel #1
Flash #47
Justice League: No Justice #3
Jughead: The Hunger #6
Doomsday Clock #5
Tag and Bink Were Here TP

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Alternate Reality – Episode 387

Alternate Reality – Episode #387

A long time ago (last week) in a galaxy far far away (Kentucky)….. Jon and Charlie sat down to discuss the newest outing from the, now Disney owned, Star Wars franchise; “Solo: A Star Wars Story”.

Both Jon and Charlie had things they liked and things they didn’t like about the movie.  High-points and low-points.  Some of those things they agreed on, others they did not.  And so they hash it all out in this quick (hour long) movie review.

Many things will be discussed such as; new actors in old roles, the look and feel of the film, charters they enjoyed and didn’t, easter eggs that relate to other existing and upcoming Star Wars films, back-splaining everything that we ever knew about these characters and how and why they got that way, weather those explanations make sense,….. so forth and so.

Also in this episode Jon and Charlie spend a good deal of time making fun of Chris Partin. We know you don’t want to miss that.

Enjoy!!!

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Alternate Reality – Episode 386

Alternate Reality – Episode #386

Hey gang, Jon and Charlie coming at ya’ with more comic reviews this week.  We continue discussion from previous weeks about Justice League: No Justice and Avengers.  Are these the same book in disguise?  Is there any collusion going on between DC and Marvel?  We have the answers.

Also, we’re talking heavily about Superman and Charlie is doing his best Joker and Harley impressions for you.  The odd thing?  Those impression ain’t half bad.  All in all, a rocking good time that you don’t want to miss; all on this week’s Alternate Reality!!!

Enjoy!!!

Comics

Justice League: No Justice #2
Mighty Thor: Gates of Valhalla #1
Avengers #2
Superman Special #1
Superman #39-41
Harley Quinn Love Joker #2

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