Comics Alternative, On Location: The December Visit to Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find

Highlighting 2018

Mike and Derek are back at Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find in Charlotte, NC, for their December show. It’s been a couple of months since their last visit to the shop — this past fall was difficult for everyone — but the guys are excited to sit down among customers and talk comics. And this being the end of 2018, they thought they’d discuss the year in review, the highlights, the news, and the notable titles that defined 2018. Among other topics, they cover the unfortunate passing of several comics legends over the past year, including Steve Ditko, Stan Lee, and Marie Severin. (They mistakenly bring up Bernie Wrightson, as well, although he died last year.) They also spend time talking about 2018 being the year that the imprints Black Crown and Berger Books really took off, the 1000th issue of Action Comics, the impact of Tom King this year, Grant Morrison’s new work on Green Lantern, and the past year in terms of the Marvel cinematic (and Netflix) universe. While Mike is free to share some of his favorite titles from the past twelve months, Derek is a little reticent because he doesn’t want to give away what he’ll discuss on next week’s year-end episode where he and Stergios reveal what each considers their favorites of 2018. Stay turned for that!

And remember, The Comics Alternative‘s on-location series is part of the Queen City Podcast Network. Check out the other great shows that make up this audio community!

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This week we talk all about Avengers: Infinity War! This episode is spoilerific, as we give all the details on corn flakes, no-name villains, a giant dwarf, and much much more! No Eternals were harmed in the making of this episode.

The Grawlix Podcast #70: Infinity Podcast

The Grawlix Podcast on the cutting edge of relevancy yet again with their timely review of Avengers: Infinity War!

This episode originally appeared on GrawlixPodcast.com

Show Notes

INTRO

00:00 – Intro/Greetings

IN-HOUSE NEWS

01:07 – SPOILER Warning for Avengers: Infinity War AND The Infinity Gauntlet
03:21 – Melanie’s New Shorts
03:57 – Coming Soon on Grawlix Cinematic Universe

IT’S ALL PIZZA

04:56 – Random Predator 2 Tangent

GRAWLIX GOES TO THE MOVIES

11:11 – Avengers: Infinity War

OUTRO

1:10:28 – Outro

Links Mentioned

GCU #4: The Terminator/Predator Cinematic Universe

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ComicsVerse Podcast Episode 96: Investigating X-MEN’s Polaris Before THE GIFTED

X-Men film franchise spin-off THE GIFTED premieres on Fox Television October 2017. It will feature prominent longtime X-Men teammate Polaris aka Lorna Dane. Polaris happens to be the daughter of Magneto. Created in the 1960’s, almost original X-Men character Polaris plays the role of the on-again/off-again daughter of Magneto. In honor of the television debut of the character of Polaris, ComicsVerse hosted a podcast about Polaris’s role in THE GIFTED as well as the emotional identity of Lorna Dane.

source: https://comicsverse.com/polaris-podcast-the-gifted-ep96/

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Episode 96: Investigating X-Men’s Polaris in Comics and Fox’s THE GIFTED

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Arc Reactions – 60 – Doctor Strange (film)

SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS!

John is joined by Cade from View From the Gutters to discuss Doctor Strange from Marvel Studios. Our discussion of the film will contain spoilers for the story, so please go see the movie first and then listen to the episode.

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Our next episode will be ARP – 61 – Doctor Strange: The Oath on November 13th.

We want to thank Packie Wambaugh for composing our intro and outro music selections.

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Comic Book Savant Episode 298: Movie Talk: Ranking The MCU Films

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Marvel’s Cinematic Universe has grown quite a bit over the years with Captain America: Civil War being it’s 13th theatrical release. So this week I go back and take a look over all the films released to date and rank them from worst to first. Also I will discuss some of the things I am looking forward to in phase three with Doctor Strange on the horizon. Enjoy!

Arc Reactions – 50 – Captain America: Civil War (film)

SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS!

The Avengers have split in Captain America: Civil War. Which side will win? Who do you support? Join us as we talk about the things we like and what we didn’t like about this Marvel film.

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Our next episode will be Bat Books For Beginners 142 – Bruce Wayne, Muderer? on May 17th.

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Arc Reactions – 48 – Daredevil Season 2 Review

SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS!

We watched Netflix’s Daredevil Season 2 and recorded our thoughts on this season of the show. We are joined by our friends from View From the Gutters, Tobiah Panshin and Cade Reynolds as we talk about where the show was lacking and what things the show did very well.

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Our next episode will be Martian Manhunter – Trial By Fire on May 1st.

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ComicsVerse Podcast Episode 61: Doctor Strange – Best Characters in Comics

Marvel just recently revealed how Benedict Cumberbatch is going to look in his role as Doctor Stephen Strange, the Sorcerer Supreme. Those who know about Doctor Strange are aware of just how powerful he is, and the endless possibilities that his presence in the MCU will provide. It’s rumored that the first connection to the upcoming DOCTOR STRANGE movie was in ANT-MAN when he went subatomic. But who exactly is Doctor Strange, and what is it that makes him the Sorcerer Supreme?

LISTEN: Want more of the best underrated characters? DC Comics’ Martian Manhunter was the subject of our last episode!

Join ComicsVerse as we dive into the history of Doctor Strange. Exploring the mysteries of the magical realms, we journey with Strange and Doctor Doom into Mephisto’s hellish realm on Doctor Doom’s most noble quest. We find out just how Strange earned the title of Sorcerer Supreme- and have quite the debate about what exactly this title means.

With some of ComicsVerse’s biggest DOCTOR STRANGE fans, including Editor-in-Chief Travis Czap, Chief Operations Officer Sean Bartley, and ComicsVerse staff and interns Fabio Castelblanco, Brian Delpozo, Kay Honda, and Bob Franco, you’ll discover a character whose power is greater than that of the rest of the Marvel heroes combined… depending on the storyline. While being a hero that is very versatile, he’s also incredibly inconsistent, which makes defining his character a tough task.

HEAR: Like Doctor Strange, Marvel’s BLACK PANTHER will soon be taking over movie theatre’s everywhere, listen to his origin story in this podcast!

This podcast and the readings that correspond with it are so varied, and yet, the one constant is that they never let up on a sense of wonder and mystery. This is a great quality to the stories and to the character himself — whether he is a womanizer or a sage, he always carries with him a superb knowledge of the mystical realm, and deals with it so casually that the reader is forced to be swept up in awe at the magic that has become Stephen Strange’s norm. New readers and old will be left with one major question on their minds- how will Benedict Cumberbatch bring this character to life?

For your convenience, this podcast is also available on iTunes:

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source: http://comicsverse.com/episode-61-doctor-strange-best-underrated-characters-in-comics/

Comic Book Savant Episode 216: Movie Talk: Ant-Man

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This week I review what some are calling Marvel’s biggest gamble yet  Ant-Man. I will talk in-depth about movie and how this films ranks with the other films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Enjoy!

Thwipping Boys – Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2 Finale: Scars and S.O.S. Parts 1 & 2

We check out how Season 2 ends, while trying to digest the insane news that somehow, this show is still losing viewers.

 

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Thwipping Boys – Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Catchup and Avengers: Age of Ultron Deep Dive

We haven’t talked Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in many a moon but decided to catch up now that we’re approaching what promises to be an insane season finale. So check in with us as we discuss episodes 12-19 of Season 2.

Some questions for you:
– What is Theta Protocol?
– Why is Jon wearing his wife’s dressing gown?
– What lies in the bowels of Gonzales’ battleship?

We think we know the answer to the third one at least, but if you have your own theories on any of those, email in and let us know!

 

And since you lovely Americans have now seen Age of Ultron, you can finally check out our spoiler-packed deep, deep dive into the latest Marvel blockbuster.

 

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Thwipping Boys – Avengers: Age of Ultron! SPOILERS!!!

Like the film itself, we almost collapse under the narrative weight, but just about manage to scrape through intact. Straight from the UK on day of release, it’s our Age of Ultron Review!

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