Comic News Insider Episode 908 – Top 3-ing it!

Comic News Insider: Episode 908 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Since there has been so much coverage from Thought Bubble and NYCC, there hasn’t been a lot of Top 3 picks going on lately! We’re here to remedy that for you! Jimmy does a Top 3 x 3 segment! So, for the math-impaired, that’s 9 picks! Varying from comics to TV to music and more! We always like to suggest things from just about anyone or anywhere so hope you enjoy. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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The Legion Project 12: The More Things Change

The Legion Project 12: The More Things Change

Presenting a joint podcast production with Peter from The Daily Rios podcast (where you can also listen and subscribe to The Legion Project), where we will discuss, issue by issue, the 1984 Legion of Super-Heroes (volume 3) series affectionately known as the “Baxter run”.

In this episode, we discuss Legion of Super-Heroes #12, “The More Things Change”, wherein the Legion elects a leader, and the Legion founders announce their resignations! Plus, Who’s Who entries and a special announcement!

Timestamps:

(00:42) Preamble, anniversary talk, and feedback
(13:46) Legion of Super-Heroes #12 synopsis, general thoughts, and comparing covers
(30:48) Main discussion on “The More Things Change” and the Legion election
(55:59) “The More Things Stay the Same” back-up tale discussion and the art of Ernie Colón
(1:11:54) Extra thoughts and letter column reactions
(1:27:42) Who’s Who #5 Legion entries: Color Kid, Colossal Boy, Composite Superman, Computo, Controllers, Cosmic Boy, and Cosmic King
(1:52:30) Announcing our new supplemental episodes: Tales of the Legion Project!
(1:57:22) Wrap up and Outro

Please leave comments below, send your comments to longboxreview@gmail.com or peter@thedailyrios.com, or chat with us @longboxreview or @peterjrios on Twitter.

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Intro theme: “Lost City” by RhoMusic

The Legion Project 11: Taking Care of Business

The Legion Project 11: Taking Care of Business

Presenting a joint podcast production with Peter from The Daily Rios podcast (where you can also listen and subscribe to The Legion Project), where we will discuss, issue by issue, the 1984 Legion of Super-Heroes (volume 3) series affectionately known as the “Baxter run”.

In this episode, we discuss Legion of Super-Heroes #11, “Taking Care of Business”.  The Legion Founders come full circle with their past and contemplate their future, and Bouncing Boy has a, like, c-speed adventure with Comet Queen!

Timestamps:

(00:44) Preamble and our first listener art sent in by Charlton Hero
(12:27) Legion of Super-Heroes issue #11 synopsis, general thoughts, comparing covers, and the art of Ernie Colón
(30:35) LSH #11 main discussion on “Old Business”
(1:17:02) “New Business” back up tale discussion featuring Bouncing Boy and Comet Queen
(1:29:18) Quick thoughts on the Shvaughn Erin appearance in Action Comics #568
(1:40:26) Who’s Who issue 4 Legion entries: Chameleon Boy, Chemical King, and Chlorophyll Kid
(1:54:49) Wrap up and Outro

Please leave comments below, send your comments to longboxreview@gmail.com or peter@thedailyrios.com, or chat with us @longboxreview or @peterjrios on Twitter.

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Intro theme: “Lost City” by RhoMusic

The Legion Project 10: Election Day

The Legion Project 10: Election Day

Presenting a joint podcast production with Peter from The Daily Rios podcast (where you can also listen and subscribe to The Legion Project), where we will discuss, issue by issue, the 1984 Legion of Super-Heroes (volume 3) series affectionately known as the “Baxter run”.

In this episode, we discuss Legion of Super-Heroes #10, “Election Day”. Earth must decide on a new President, but the Khunds have no time for collusion, they only want to kill! Plus, Legion Who’s Who begins here!

Timestamps:

(00:42) Preamble and feedback
(14:12) LSH issue #10 synopsis, general thoughts, and the covers
(28:09) LSH #10 main discussion
(1:12:46) The Founders subplot, Legion outfits, and letter column responses
(1:26:53) A new segment featuring Legion entries in Who’s Who issue 3: Blok, Bouncing Boy, Brainiac 5, and Brainiac.
(1:44:38) Wrap up and outro

Listener Chris (@Charlton_Hero on Twitter) sent us very cool episode 10 promo art, and we wanted to share it with everyone. Thanks Chris!

Please leave comments below, send your comments to longboxreview@gmail.com or peter@thedailyrios.com, or chat with us @longboxreview or @peterjrios on Twitter.

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Intro theme: “Lost City” by RhoMusic

The Legion Project 9: Reunion

The Legion Project 9: Reunion

Presenting a joint podcast production with Peter from The Daily Rios podcast (where you can also listen and subscribe to The Legion Project), where we will discuss, issue by issue, the 1984 Legion of Super-Heroes (volume 3) series affectionately known as the “Baxter run”.

In this episode, we discuss Legion of Super-Heroes #9, “Reunion”. The “lost” Legionnaires return, the Legion throws a party, and Element Lad gets lucky.

Timestamps:

(00:44) Preamble
(05:08) Synopsis and cover comparisons
(16:09) General thoughts and the main discussion
(53:21) Analyzing the page 6 landscape scene, the Robert Altman effect, and other thoughts
(1:28:41) Feedback from Charlito of the Indie Spinner Rack podcast
(1:40:07) Wrap up and Outro

Please leave comments below, send your comments to longboxreview@gmail.com or peter@thedailyrios.com, or chat with us @longboxreview or @peterjrios on Twitter.

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Intro theme: “Lost City” by RhoMusic

The Legion Project 7: A Choice of Dooms

The Legion Project 7: A Choice of Dooms

Presenting a joint podcast production with Peter from The Daily Rios podcast (where you can also listen and subscribe to The Legion Project), where we will discuss, issue by issue, the 1984 Legion of Super-Heroes (volume 3) series affectionately known as the “Baxter run”.

In this episode, we discuss Legion of Super-Heroes #7, “A Choice of Dooms”, wherein the “lost” Legionnaires make a pivotal decision and we get the denouement of Lightning Lass’s story.

Please leave comments below, send your comments to longboxreview@gmail.com or peter@thedailyrios.com, or chat with us @longboxreview or @peterjrios on Twitter.

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The Legion Project 6: Silver Linings

Presenting a joint podcast production with Peter from The Daily Rios podcast (where you can also listen and subscribe to The Legion Project), where we will discuss, issue by issue, the 1984 Legion of Super-Heroes (volume 3) series affectionately known as the “Baxter run”.

In this episode, we discuss Legion of Super-Heroes #6, which is a spotlight on Lightning Lass titled “Silver Linings”.

Time Stamps:
(00:42) Preamble and listener feedback
(15:34) Legion of Super-Heroes issue 6 synopsis and initial reactions
(27:03) On artist Joe Orlando and comparing covers
(47:02) LSH #6 main discussion
(1:33:39) Brief thoughts on Batman ’66 Meets the LSH and Scooby-Doo Team-Up #33, “The Ghost of Ferro Lad!”
(1:44:07) Wrap up and Outro

Please leave comments below, send your comments to longboxreview@gmail.com or peter@thedailyrios.com, or chat with us @longboxreview or @peterjrios on Twitter.

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Intro theme: “Lost City” by RhoMusic

The Legion Project 5: Eye for an Eye pt. 5

The Legion Project 5: Eye for an Eye pt. 5

Presenting a joint podcast production with Peter from The Daily Rios podcast (where you can also listen and subscribe to The Legion Project), where we will discuss, issue by issue, the 1984 Legion of Super-Heroes (volume 3) series affectionately known as the “Baxter run”.

In this episode, we discuss Legion of Super-Heroes #5, the fifth part of the “Eye for an Eye” story that ends with another death, sweeping change, and lingering questions.

Time Stamps:
(00:44) Preamble
(04:53) Legion of Super-Heroes issue 5 synopsis and initial reactions
(27:38) LSH 5 discussion
(1:21:06) Unfinished plot points and listener feedback
(1:49:58) Wrap up and Outro

Please leave comments below, send your comments to longboxreview@gmail.com or peter@thedailyrios.com, or chat with us @longboxreview or @peterjrios on Twitter.

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Intro theme: “Lost City” by RhoMusic

The Legion Project 4: Eye for an Eye pt. 4

Presenting a joint podcast production with Peter from The Daily Rios podcast (where you can also listen and subscribe to The Legion Project), where we will discuss, issue by issue, the 1984 Legion of Super-Heroes (volume 3) series affectionately known as the “Baxter run”.

In this episode, we discuss Legion of Super-Heroes #4, the fourth part of the Eye for an Eye story in which the Legion encounters tragedy, Peter loves the issue, and Eric not so much.

Time Stamps:
(00:45) Preamble, Legion news and Legion Instagram art
(13:28) Listener Feedback
(31:09) Legion of Super-Heroes issue 4 synopsis, initial reactions and the cover
(49:46) LSH 4 discussion
(2:17:02) Final thoughts
(2:32:34) Wrap up and Outro

Please leave comments below, send your comments to longboxreview@gmail.com or peter@thedailyrios.com, or chat with us @longboxreview or @peterjrios on Twitter.

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Links for Legion artwork:

Phil Jimenez
https://www.instagram.com/philjimeneznyc

Julian Lytle
https://www.instagram.com/julianlytle/

Chris Maka
https://www.instagram.com/chrismaka99/

Intro theme: “Lost City” by RhoMusic

Comic News Insider Episode 825 – The Best of 2017!

Comic News Insider: Episode 825 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Heidi MacDonald (The Beat) returns to join Jimmy in the annual “Best of 2017” podcast! While there were many amazing comic books, TV shows, films and more…these are the best picks that THEY happen to read/watch. They probably missed some of your favorites but hope you check out what they really enjoyed in 2017. I mean, just check out that picture above. They covered A LOT! They’re definitely more loquacious than laconic so buckle up for a long ride! So many great creators in comics this year and quite a few got multiple kudos throughout the podcast. Thanks to Penelope Bagieu, Emil Ferris, Tillie Walden, Tom King, Greg Pak, Sina Grace and many others for bringing us such amazing work last year. Looking forward to all of your future projects! Drop us a line and let us know what some of your favorites were so we can check them out. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Longbox Review Presents: The Legion Project 3: Eye for an Eye pt. 3

Presenting a joint podcast production with Peter from The Daily Rios podcast (where you can also listen and subscribe to The Legion Project), where we will discuss, issue by issue, the 1984 Legion of Super-Heroes (volume 3) series affectionately known as the “Baxter run”.

In this episode, we discuss Legion of Super-Heroes Annual #3, “The Curse”, before we dive into the third part of the Eye for an Eye story. Please leave comments below, send your comments to longboxreview@gmail.com or peter@thedailyrios.com, or chat with us @longboxreview or @peterjrios on Twitter.

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Timestamps:

  • (00:43) Preamble
  • (05:43) Legion of Super-Heroes Annual 3 chapter one
  • (39:56) LSH Annual 3 chapter two
  • (1:00:16) LSH Annual 3 epilogues
  • (1:14:34) Legion of Super-Heroes issue 3 discussion
  • (02:18:45) Wrap-up and Outro

Links:
George and Tony Entertainment Show #192, “Podcasting Trinity”
http://georgeandtony.libsyn.com/george-and-tony-entertainment-show-192

Intro theme: “Lost City” by RhoMusic

Longbox Review Presents: The Legion Project 2: Eye for an Eye pt. 2

Presenting a joint podcast production with Peter from The Daily Rios podcast (where you can also listen and subscribe to The Legion Project), where we will discuss, issue by issue, the 1984 Legion of Super-Heroes (volume 3) series affectionately known as the “Baxter run”.

In this episode, we introduce our theme song, relate some feedback, discuss issue 2, and offer trivia and more! Please leave comments below, send your comments to longboxreview@gmail.com or peter@thedailyrios.com, or chat with us @longboxreview or @peterjrios on Twitter.

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Timestamps:

  • (00:44) Preamble, wildfires, naming the podcast and a new theme song!
  • (10:15) Feedback from episode 1
  • (14:57) Addendum: DC in the ‘80s and issue 1 original art
  • (25:01) Legion of Super-Heroes issue 2 synopsis, general thoughts, and discussion
  • (1:13:31) Final thoughts, trivia, and reader reactions
  • (1:48:45) Wrap-up and outro

Longbox Review Presents: The Legion Project Episode 1: Eye for an Eye pt. 1

Presenting a joint podcast production with Peter from The Daily Rios podcast (where you can also listen and subscribe to The Legion Project), where we will discuss, issue by issue, the 1984 Legion of Super-Heroes (volume 3) series affectionately known as the “Baxter run” (starting with the “Eye for an Eye” story line). In this episode, Peter and I will explain what we’re doing and why, and then we’ll discuss the first of a five-part battle against the Legion of Super-Villains. Please let us know what you thought of our new project and send us any comments or questions that we can talk about on a future episode.

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Comic News Insider Episode 775 – Heroes Conning with Kelly Sue DeConnick/Kata Kane/Melody Often/Yoshi Yoshitani!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 775 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Dark Days The Forge #1, The Defenders #1, Legion Of Super-Heroes/Bugs Bunny Special #1, Martian Manhunter/Marvin The Martian Special #1, Blood Drive 

Emily Edwards returns to the rotating co-host chair. Jimmy was at Heroes Con over the weekend and all he brought back for her was a lousy recap! But you get to hear it too. He moderated 3 panels and got about 14 interviews. Some of which you’ll hear here! He got to chat with Kelly Sue DeConnick, Kata Kane, Melody Often and Yoshi Yoshitani. News includes: The Walking Dead: Here’s Negan gets the hardcover treatment, seven evil Batmen are coming, Kingsman is returning to comics, Ben Templesmith is bringing back Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse, and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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