Super Hero Speak – #55: The Rhino in the Room

This week Ben, Dave and John sit down and take an in-depth look at Amazing Spider-Man 2. The guys rate and review Andrew Garfield’s second outing as everyone’s favorite wall-crawler.  Not the greatest superhero movie of all time, but Spidey is part of the guys DNA and had to be talked about on the show. Be warned this review is spoiler heavy. So sit back and enjoy and here we go!

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Comic News Insider Episode 535 – TCAFfeinated!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 535 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Amazing Spider-Man Vol 3 #1, Battlestar Galactica Six #1, Dexters Laboratory Vol 2 #1, Southern Bastards #1, V-Wars #1, Vertigo Quarterly Cyan #1, Amazing Spider-Man 2

Producer Joe joins Jimmy in studio to talk about their upcoming trip to The Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF).  Jimmy will be moderating 2 panels (info below) and they both will be conducting many an interview. They pay tribute to their friend Jamie Dallessandro and send love to his family/friends. We lost one of the best of us. The guys go on to chat about Free Comic Book Day, Star Wars Day, Fox canceling Being Human, the CBR forum revamp, the ET video game cartridge dump and Jimmy makes up a new gaming company called Atario. News includes: Star Wars VII cast revealed, Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Superheroes announced, SyFy developing comic book based shows, Yahoo developing sci-fi comedy, 11th Doctor gets terminated, Carlton Cuse remaking The Returned, and Kevin Smith gets Krampus for Christmas. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Jimmy’s TCAF Panels

I’ll be moderating a couple of panels at TCAF this weekend. Come on by and check them out! 
Sports Vs. Comic Books: Making Peace Between Schoolyard Enemies 
Jocks Vs. Nerds is an engrained trope, but times have thankfully changed. The North American comics industry is catching up to its European and Japanese compatriots, realizing that blending popular sporting events with comics and graphic novels goes together like peanut butter and chocolate, and the result are great comics that appeal to an entirely new artist. Join authors Box Brown (Andre The Giant), Reinhard Kleist (The Boxer), Wai Au (Fujosports), and Jesse Lonergan (All-Star) for a spirited discussion of this emerging genre of comics!
@ The Pilot Saturday, May 10 11am-12pm
Spotlight: Reinhard Kleist
This would be a feature interview with Kleist about his work and career, with a special focus on The Boxer, which is debuting in English at the festival.

@The Marriott 50 Saturday, May 10 12pm-1:15pm

Ultimate Facepalm 90: Godzilla remake, The Phantom Zone of Vaginas and just call it “Justice League” already!

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New show!

A day early! (at the time of the drop)

Please enjoy!

 

Ozzy needs a Pagoda and a Ketamine Burrito

People think cats are their own species when in fact, they are just gay dogs

Some painful real life facepalms

Autism is now in vogue

 

UFP Crew Questions!

–          Requests for “C*nt of the Week”; this week “Hi-Tila Tequila”

–          Rover Red Charlie – Garth Ennis’ new work

–          The New Sin City movie

–          Disney’s acquisition of the Indiana Jones franchise

–          Our FINAL rant on The Walking Dead

–          All the Amazing Spider-man 2 news

–          A Sound of Thunder

–          Is watching Honey BooBoo grounds for leaving someone?

–          Ron Burgandy whoredom knows no bounds

–          Books we haven’t written

 

NEWS!

–          Australia’s only epic city in and epic example of epic-bad journalism

–          The worst baby names in 2013

 

NERD NEWS!

–          Batman vs. Superman; should they just call it “Justice League”?

–          Wonder Woman casting

–          The bait ‘n’ switch of Brian’s death on The Family Guy

–          Terminator TV series to tie with the Terminator films reboot and we all wonder, “Why the fuck?”

–          Matt Smith meeting with JJ Abrams and now featuring in the latest “American Psycho” theater run

–          The new US Godzilla remake

–          Adam Sandler is Hollywood’s most overpaid star (what a shock right?)

Super Podcasto Magnifico! Ep. #147: Justice League #22 Review, Andrew Garfield and Vin Diesel

Episode #147

Two podcasts in one week!

On this podcast we review the start to DC Comics’ “Trinity War” crossover with Justice League #22. Who lives? Who dies? Who kills? May (SPOILER) rest in peace. Also, Andrew Garfield wants MJ to be a dude, and Vin Diesel’s secret Marvel Movie role. Listen in!

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Comic News Insider Episode 465 – Dinner w/ Spidey & Gwen

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Comic News Insider: Episode 465 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Constantine #1, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray #1, GI Joe: Special Missions Vol 2 #1, Judge Dredd Year One #1, Star Wars Legacy Prisoner Of The Floating World #1, X-Termination #1

Jimmy does it solo…wait, no…he records solo! He chats about the new Vampire Cowboys Theater show, briefly  mentions a non-spoilery bit about the new Doctor Who episode he got to see in advance, he’s back in the web comic Devil Inside, salutes Kelly Sue DeConnick on her troll ownage on Tumblr, and gives some love to the Elysia Kickstarter He also mentions his dinner with fellow podcaster Dave Monteith (Geek Syndicate) whom was in town visiting from the UK for one night. And yes, Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) and Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) were sitting one table away! News includes: Neil Gaiman’s Angela joins the Marvel Universe, DC brings the Batman TV show to digital comics, Green Lantern John Stewart will live, Quantum and Woody returns and KISS Kids will rock and roll until nap time at IDW. As always, listener feedback, Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Sidekickcast Episode #71 – The Bumchin Redux

Presented for the very second time, it’s the Bumchin Redux, starring Cardiff’s answer to Stan Lee; Mikey Bumchin…there’s some other guys along for the ride too in form of Dan, Gavin and Rob Fish. At the start of the episode there’s some uninformed discussion about Marvel Now! and the Sidekicks turn on Bones for his Amazing Spider-Man review.

There’s some reviews in Stack Attack, a Bumchin flavoured Secrets and Lies and the Sidekicks finish off with a little Smack My Pitch Up. If none of that makes any sense you clearly haven’t been paying attention, go back and listen from episode one yo!

Check the out-takes past the outro music too.

Two True Freaks! Episode 272 – Andy and Scott (eventually) talk Star Trek

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In what could almost be regarded as a precursor to the upcoming and momentous occasion of the “Hey, Kids! Comics!” Podcast  joining the “Two True Freaks! Network”, Scott sits down with Andrew Leyland for a little chit-chat (ostensibly) about Star Trek.  And (eventually) they actually (kinda, sorta) get around to that glorious subject!

Oh, and while listening you may want to keep in mind the old Klingon proverb — “it’s not the fall that gets you, it’s the sudden stop at the end”. 

 

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Super Podcasto Magnifico! Ep. #97: Amazing Spider-Man Movie Review

The Spider-Man reboot is finally here, how can we not talk about it? In this episode, we discuss our likes and dislikes, and try to make sense of the many lingering questions of The Amazing Spider-Man. Listen in and see if you agree. Spoilers ahead!

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Bonus Roundtable – The Amazing Spider-Man

The Backroom joins forces with The MacGuffin for a bonus roundtable discussion on The Amazing Spider-Man, from director Marc Webb and starring Andrew Garfield & Emma Stone. Featuring special guest Brandon Jerwa (Pop Culture ZooBJ Shea’s Geek Nation).

This episode can be played online via the flash player below or it can be downloaded from here. It is available on iTunes and Stitcher.

Sidekickcast Episode #58a – The Mighty Sidekickcast Rises

Sidekickcast Episode #58a - The Mighty Sidekickcast Rises

While the Sidekick Civil War rages on, Team Batman regroups to launch The Mighty Sidekickcast, a new podcast with a new co-host as Iz McAuliffe joins Gavin as a potential replacement for ‘He who shall not be named’.

All your old favourites are still here with All Nighter #1, The Red Wing #1, Punisher #1 and Severed #1 in Stack Attack and Secrets and Lies goes through a DCNU-style reboot.

As this is a whole new podcast we also have a new feature, who will win the first ever Geek of the Week award?

Go #TeamBatman!

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Backroom Comics Podcast Episode 101 – Jason’s Long Box

The Backroom team discusses the latest comic news, takes a look at the issue of variant covers, and browse through Jason’s childhood long box.

Questions? Comments? Stop by the Backroom Comics Podcast website.

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Backroom Comics Podcast Episode 74 – The New Era

The Backroom Comics crew tackle the latest comic news including Wonder Woman’s new costume and the new Spider-Man, share some original comic artwork, and tells you why you should be reading Scott Pilgrim.

Questions? Comments? Please visit the Backroom Comics Podcast website.

This episode is available on iTunes and Zune. Additionally, we have a RSS feed and it is available on Miro.