Super Hero Speak – #220: Old Man Batman

So this week the guys discuss DC prestige format vs Marvel Generations. DC seems to be abandoning continuity where Marvel is combining old and new in an attempt to preserve continuity.  Plus the guys all discuss a trailer they may or may not have seen. All this and so much more, so sit back, relax and enjoy!

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ComicsVerse Podcast Episode 89: Examining The Ultimate Galactus Trilogy

At first glance, Ultimate Marvel’s “Ultimate Galactus Trilogy” is an exciting read, a page-turner, and, if a one hundred thousand mile long swarm intelligence scares the bejesus out of you as it does me, the cause of a few nightmares.

I can count on one hand the number of times I experienced the inability to put a comics series down before I finished the whole thing, and I am happy to count  “The Ultimate Galactus Trilogy” among those times along with Y, THE LAST MAN, THE WALKING DEAD, and ULTIMATE X-MEN.

LISTEN: You’re probably an X-Men fan if you’re reading this! Our previous episode features Monet St. Croix and Dust!

“The Ultimate Galactus Trilogy” is a set of three limited series runs ULTIMATE NIGHTMARE, ULTIMATE SECRET, and ULTIMATE EXTINCTION. Each limited series is written by Warren Ellis with various artists. At its best, “The Ultimate Galactus Trilogy” flawlessly flows from issue to issue, making it near impossible to stop until the entire trilogy is finished. Sometimes, a slew of different artists working on a singular story can cause disjointedness but, instead, the art in each limited series worked in perfect tandem with the writing, enhancing it through epic cinematic visuals while capturing the most personal of moments between characters.

While being an amazing read, “The Ultimate Galactus Trilogy” is not without its flaws. While it seemed to perfectly encapsulate and even enhance the humanity of characters like Captain America, Nick Fury, Tony Stark, Reed Richards, and Thor by exploring their flaws and intellectual and emotional limitations, for those of us who tend to root more for the female characters, we were left wanting in the cases of Jean Grey, Susan Storm, and Black Widow. That being said, the depiction of Carol Danvers throughout the story is hilarious when it needs to be without losing the seriousness of the character who climbed the ranks through the American Military Industrial Complex.

HEAR: This podcast celebrates the women of X-Men: Jean Grey, Storm, Emma Frost, Rogue, and Mystique!

In the 89th episode of the ComicsVerse Podcast, ComicsVerse Marvel Section Editors Kat Vendetti and Alex Bisignaro join CEO and host Justin Alba, Columbia University Ph.D. student Nolan Bensen, and ComicsVerse X-Men writer Marius Thienenkamp for a discussion of “The Ultimate Galactus Trilogy” that examines themes of extraterrestrial life science, religion and Galactus as the un-creator, gender and sexism, and the role of government in Ultimate Marvel’s comics.

The discussion may be heavy, but a fair share of lighter funny moments did arise. After all, this is the ComicsVerse Podcast. Would you expect anything less than to laugh your butts off while learning a lot?

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Super Hero Speak – #142: Andre Lima Araujo

This week the guys sit down with Andre Lima Araujo. Andre has worked on various Marvel titles including Avengers A.I., FF (Future Foundation), X-Treme X-Men, Fantastic Four, Spider-Verse, Inhumans, Age of Ultron  and many more. Now he is promoting his creator owned book Man Plus that is now available through Titan comics. Man Plus is a high-octane dystopian thriller that whisks the reader into the thick of a robotic skirmish and the unsettling conspiracy that lies at its heart. So sit back and enjoy our chat with Andre Lima Araujo.


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Feed It Comics #85 | Told Ya So!


This episode was supposed to be up on Wednesday but Doc Fluxx was abducted by Skrulls and had to escape a prison planet somewhere near Alpha Centauri. The last thing he wanted to do when he made it back was edit a podcast, but there is no letting you people down!

The trinity of caretakers talks Fantastic Four’s abysmal box office failure, X-Men on TV, Deadpool, the upcoming Archie Musical, Frederick Krueger, Wally West, and more! Then we offer up some comics to the master, but not before introducing the Professor to a round of WHAT IS IT!!!???

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Super Hero Speak – #118: Lord of the Drinks

So this week the guys sit down for an OG hostful! The guys talk about some of the exciting news to come out of D23 this year like the Captain America: Civil War trailer, the official Star Wars: Force Awakens poster and details on Kingdom Hearts III! Also, Ben and Dave get very worried about John and feel his lack of drinking may be affecting his memory. All this and we are still slamming the Fantastic Four. So sit back and enjoy!

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Super Hero Speak – #117: Jon Miller

This week the guys sit down with Outpouring Comics CEO Jon Miller. They discuss everything from comics, to table top games to feeling lucky they avoided seeing the Fantastic Four this weekend. Jon gives the listener some insight on what it takes to what it takes to run a comic book company. So sit back and enjoy our chat with Jon Miller!


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Comic News Insider Episode 634 – SDCC Interruption aka Proof of Life!


Comic News Insider: Episode 634 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Archie: Sharknado One-Shot, Doctor Who: Four Doctors #1, Invader Zim #1, King #1, Star Wars: Lando #1, Fear the Walking Dead TV series, Fantastic Four film

Jimmy decides to take a break from all of the massive SDCC coverage to hit you up with some reviews and news from the past few weeks! It’s a quickie solo episode as it’s very last minute. We’ve been playing nothing but SDCC related podcasts and miss reviewing comics and sharing the news so we thought we’d jump back into the fray with a last regular format show. We know you missed hearing Jimmy’s beautiful voice. Well, okay…he missed recording. News includes:

  • Adam McKay & Funny or Die are teaming with Archie Comics for an Archie musical.
  • Judge Dredd: America collected edition is finally available in actual America.
  • MoCCA announces new venue/dates.
  • New production company Modern Prometheus will adapt Paul Pope’s The One Trick Rip-Off to film.
  • Disney is releasing a giant Miyazaki blu-ray collection in November.
  • Matt Ryan’s Constantine will make an appearance in an upcoming Season 4 episode of Arrow.
  • Chris Pine will be Steve Trevor in the upcoming Wonder Woman film.
  • Tom Hardy will produce and possibly star in an adaptation of the Vertigo comic series 100 Bullets.
  • The sides have been chosen for the upcoming Captain America: Civil War.
  • And much more!

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Comic Book Savant Episode 262: Movie Talk: Fantastic Four


This week, I review one of the most anticipated Summer Movie releases, Fantastic Four.

I will talk in depth about movie and the current status of the Fantastic Four franchise going forward.

Plus I discuss the past, present and future of the show on the nine year anniversary of the podcast. Enjoy!

Arc Reactions – 38.1 – Fantastic Four film


Coverage of Fox’s Fantastic Four film reboot. Dylan and John are joined by Cade from View From the Gutters as well as their friends Charlie and Cat. Discussions include science fiction, Fantastic Four, Doctor Doom, and the CGI used in the film.

We did not do any talking points for this episode. Instead we went around the table and each gave one bad point and one good point for the film.

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Our next release will be August 18th when we will be covering Nightwing – Big Guns for Bat Books For Beginners.

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Zone 4 #313: Comic Chat – Renew Your Vows

Brant, Chris and Mike Spider-Slayer are back with an all-new Comic Chat episode of Zone 4!

In this episode, we discuss the reviews the new Fantastic Four movie is receiving, the new NSFW Red Band trailer for Deadpool, Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows, and more.

Chris also goes on a rant about comments Dan Didio made in a recent interview about the DC Universe.

The finer points of bacon hotdogs and 7/11 slurpees also come into play.

To wrap things up, we make a couple of Zone 4 related announcements.


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He’s Got Issues #182.1: Marvel Comics, 7/15/15


  • Ant-Man Annual #1
  • Armor Wars #3
  • Captain Britain And The Mighty Defenders #1 (Of 2)
  • Captain Marvel And The Carol Corps #2
  • Dark Tower The Drawing Of The Three House Of Cards #5 (Of 5)
  • Guardians Of Knowhere #1
  • Hail Hydra #1
  • Hawkeye #22
  • Inhumans Attilan Rising #3
  • Korvac Saga #2
  • Moon Knight #17
  • Planet Hulk #3
  • Secret Wars Battleworld #3 (Of 4)
  • Siege #1
  • Silver Surfer #13
  • Where Monsters Dwell #3 (Of 5)
  • Years Of Future Past #3


  • All-New X-Men Volume 7 The Utopians HC
  • Fantastic Four By Aguirre-Sacasa And McNiven TP
  • Marvel Masterworks The Mighty Thor Volume 14 HC
  • Marvel’s Ant-Man The Art Of Movie Slipcase HC
  • Spider-Man 2099 Volume 2 Spider-Verse TP
  • Thor God Of Thunder Volume 4 The Last Days Of Midgard TP
  • Wolverines Volume 3 The Living And The Dead TP
  • X-Men Volume 5 Burning Earth TP (You Tube Channel) (Podcast) (Facebook)



He’s Got Issues #179.1: Marvel Comics, 6/17/15


  • Armor Wars #2
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad #4 (Of 5)
  • Bucky Barnes The Winter Soldier #9
  • Darth Vader #1 (Director’s Cut)
  • Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars #2 (Of 4)
  • Deathlok #9
  • George Romero’s Empire Of The Dead Act Three #3 (Of 5)
  • Magneto #19
  • Moon Knight #16
  • Ms Marvel #16
  • Old Man Logan #2
  • Runaways #1
  • Squadron Sinister #1
  • Star Wars #1 (Director’s Cut)
  • Thors #1


  • Amazing X-Men Volume 3 Once And Future Juggernaut TP
  • Annihilation Conquest Omnibus HC
  • Avengers Time Runs Out Volume 4 Premiere HC
  • Captain America And The Mighty Avengers Volume 1 Open For Business TP
  • Captain America Epic Collection Volume 16 Streets Of Poison TP
  • Fantastic Four Volume 4 The End Is Fourever TP
  • Spider-Woman Volume 1 Spider-Verse TP
  • X-Men The Hunt For Professor X TP (You Tube Channel) (Podcast) (Facebook)



He’s Got Issues #178.1: Marvel Comics, 6/10/15


  • 1602 Witch Hunter Angela #1
  • Captain America And The Mighty Avengers #9
  • Captain Marvel And The Carol Corps #1
  • Dark Tower The Drawing Of The Three House Of Cards #4 (Of 5)
  • Ghost Racers #1
  • Inferno #2
  • Inhumans Attilan Rising #2
  • Kanan #3
  • Marvel Universe Avengers Assemble Season Two #8
  • Marvel Zombies #1
  • Max Ride First Flight #3 (Of 5)
  • Mrs Deadpool And The Howling Commandos #1
  • Secret Wars 2099 #2 (Of 5)
  • Secret Wars Journal #2 (Of 5)
  • Silk #5
  • Silver Surfer #12
  • Spider-Gwen #5
  • Spider-Verse #2
  • Ultimate End #2 (Of 5)
  • Weirdworld #1


  • Ant-Man Scott Lang TP
  • Deadpool By Posehn And Duggan Volume 2 HC
  • Iron Man Volume 5 Rings Of The Mandarin TP
  • Marvel Masterworks The Fantastic Four Volume 17 HC
  • Marvel’s Ant-Man Prelude TP
  • Miles Morales Ultimate Spider-Man Volume 2 Revelations TP
  • Ms Marvel Volme 3 Crushed TP
  • Silver Surfer Volume 2 Worlds Apart TP (You Tube Channel) (Podcast) (Facebook)



He’s Got Issues #175.1: Marvel Comics, 5/20/15


  • A-Force #1
  • Avengers World #21
  • Daredevil #15.1
  • Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars #1 (Of 4)
  • Deathlok #8
  • Guardians Of The Galaxy #27
  • Loki Agent Of Asgard #14
  • Master Of Kung Fu #1 (Of 4)
  • Moon Knight #15
  • Planet Hulk #1
  • Powers #3
  • Secret Wars Battleworld #1 (Of 4)
  • Spider-Verse #1
  • Star Wars #5
  • Ultimate End #1 (Of 5)
  • Uncanny X-Men #34
  • Wolverines #19


  • All-New Ghost Rider Volume 2 Legend TP
  • Axis Revolutions TP
  • Civil War Ms. Marvel TP
  • Fantastic Four Epic Collection Volume 25 Strange Days TP
  • Secret Warriors The Complete Collection Volume 1 TP
  • Uncanny Avengers Volume 4 Avenge The Earth TP
  • Uncanny X-Men Volume 4 Vs S.H.I.E.L.D. TP (You Tube Channel) (Podcast) (Facebook)



He’s Got Issues #171: New Comics, 4/29/15

First Five:
1) Invincible #119
2) Batman #40
3) Avengers #44
4) New Avengers #33
5) Justice League #40

Top Ten:
6) Multiversity #2
7) Daredevil #15
8) Princess Leia #3 (Of 5)
9) Convergence #4 (Of 8)
10) Convergence Detective Comics #1 (Of 2)

Best of the Rest:

  • Convergence Action Comics #1 (Of 2)
  • Convergence Blue Beetle #1 (Of 2)
  • Convergence Booster Gold #1 (Of 2)
  • Convergence Crime Syndicate #1 (Of 2)
  • Convergence Infinity Inc #1 (Of 2)
  • Convergence Justice Society Of America #1 (Of 2)
  • Convergence Plastic Man And The Freedom Fighters #1 (Of 2)
  • Convergence Shazam #1 (Of 2)
  • Convergence World’s Finest Comics #1 (Of 2)
  • Superman #40


  • Fantastic Four #645
  • Moon Knight #14
  • New Avengers Ultron Forever #1
  • Nova #30
  • S.H.I.E.L.D. #5
  • Silk #3
  • Silver Surfer #11
  • Spider-Man And The X-Men #6
  • Superior Iron Man #8
  • X-Men #26


  • Alex + Ada #14
  • They’re Not Like Us #5


  • The Walking Dead Volume 23 TP
  • Spider-Verse HC (You Tube Channel) (Podcast) (Facebook)