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Alternate Reality – Episode 407

Alternate Reality – Episode #407

Alternate Reality is back for the second week in a row and with a track record like this we’re bound to hit episode 500 in the next 10 years.  This week, aside from arguing about what is and is not authentic Mexican cuisine, the boys are talking about last weeks comics.  We also give a shout-out to our newest Patreon supporters.  But the most interesting part has to be the discussion of why Heroes In Crisis makes no sense.  You don’t wanna miss this. 

Enjoy!!!

Comics:
Sideways #13
Savage Sword of Conan #2
Heroes In Crisis #6
Action Comics #1008
Superior Spider-Man #3
Shazam #3


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Alternate Reality – Episode 406

Well when we last left you, we promised to only be gone 2 or 3 weeks.  Its been more like 5.  Wow, we really pooched that one, didn’t we?  In all fairness there was no way for Jon to know just how long his recovery would be after surgery.  So what seem like a easy time of sitting propped up in a recliner for a couple weeks turned into a vomit spewing catastrophe.  Luckily, Jon pulled through and we can finally get back to talking about geek stuff.

And Talk they did.  This week the boys talk about fewer book than usual and yet manage to run longer than usual.  But I guess you can chock it up to podcasting withdrawal syndrome as they couldn’t seem to get enough when they got to talking.  They talked about everything from comics to Transformers to convention appearances, and several topics in-between.  So sit back, strap in, and get ready, cause Alternate Reality is back baby!!!!!

Enjoy!!!

Comics:
Avengers #15
Batman #65
Return of Wolverine #5
Jughead: The Hunger #12


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Alternate Reality – Episode 405

Movie reviews abound here on the Alternate Reality Podcast and we have another one for you tonight, albeit a short one.  This week Jon and Charlie are looking at the new stand-alone Transformers movie “Bumblebee”.  The boys wax nostalgic about seeing their favorite childhood toys come to life on the big screen in a way not yet shown before.  They quickly review the plot of the film and discuss how this movie fits in with the existing transformers movies, if it even does.

Movie Reviews:
Bumblebee

Enjoy!!!

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Alternate Reality – Episode 404

Alternate Reality – Episode #404

Alternate Reality is back for the second week in a row.  We’ve got a ton of book to talk about so let’s get busy.

Enjoy!!!

Comics:
Batman Kings of Fear #6
Justice League #15
Bully Wars #5
Young Justice #1
Adventures of the Supersons #6
Atomic Robo: Dawn of a New Era #1

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Alternate Reality – Episode 403

Alternate Reality – Episode #403

Jon and Charlie make their triumphant return this week after being off for a few months. The boys try to play catch up concerning comics, but the effort seems futile as too much stuff has come out since they’ve been gone to cover it all now. They do discuss a few issues but quickly turn their attention to easier topics; movie reviews. So the boys decide to fill the time with reviews of both Aquaman and Into the Spiderverse and we have it all for you here.

Movie Reviews:
Aquaman
Spider-Man – Into the Spiderverse

Enjoy!!!

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Alternate Reality – Episode 402

Alternate Reality – Episode #402

It was a fifth-week so the books were light on the Alternate Reality Podcast, but none the less the conversation was full.  The big event in the DC Universe right now is Heroes in Crisis and Jon is here to tell you all about who killed who in this epic “Who Done It” in the DC Universe.  Not to be outdone Charlie gives us an earful about Marvel’s even “Spider-Geddon” (ominous music).

The boys round out the night with talk of everything from He-Man fighting Superman to Batman hunting a yeti.  It was a full show in not a full week of books.

Enjoy!!!

Comics:
Heroes In Crisis #2
Vault of Spiders #1
Injustice vs Masters of the Universe #4
Doom Patrol #12
Batman Secret Files
Spider-Force #1

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Alternate Reality – Episode 401


Alternate Reality – Episode #401

The boys wind down the Halloween season by talking about some scary book this week…… Well, kind of.  I mean Jon’s talking about the Halloween specials Dynamite put out for both Red Sonja and Vampirella.  Charlie’s keeping things supernatural with Books of Magic.  And Jon brings it back around with his low-down on Spider-Geddon – a book featuring vampire-like bad guys called the inheritors.  (That was kind of a stretch wasn’t it)

Truth be told that’s it for the spooky stuff, but we’ve got some good old superhero action with The Terrifics, and Return of Wolverine, and if I might add a touch of space-opera in Star Wars: Dr. Aphra.  All of those books, while not horror books, do have anxious moments of intense action, scary even.  So don’t count them out till you’ve heard the reviews.

And then there’s the scariest thing of all….. Jon and Charlie.  (insert scream here)

Have a terrifyingly good time.

Enjoy!!!

Comics:
The Terrifics #9
Spider-Geddon #2
Star Wars: Dr. Aphra #25
Return of Wolverine #2
Books of Magic #1
Red Sonja/Vampirella Halloween Specials

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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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