Reviews: Batman Vol 3 Annual #2, John Wick #1, Justice League of America Vol 5 Annual #1, Star Trek Discovery #1, Agents of SHIELD s5 premiere, Crisis on Earth-X (CW crossover w/ Arrow/Supergirl/The Flash/Legends of Tomorrow)
Jon Hoche returns to co-host! He and Jimmy talk about that awesome Batman Ninja trailer and Jimmy is planning the big birthday this weekend. News includes: DC is releasing a new line of comics this January, showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green are leaving American Gods ahead of season 2, the live-action The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is coming to Netflix and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!
At San Diego Comic Con, Jimmy sat in on the roundtables for Riverdale. Yes, THAT Riverdale from Archie Comics. It”s a new show debuting on the CW early next year. Among the cast/creative participants were Luke Perry, Madelaine Petsch, Ashleigh Murray, Cole Sprouse, KJ Apa, Camilla Mendes, Lili Reinhart, and showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. You’ll hear about the upcoming debut season and why it’s being called “Twin Peaks for teens”. Why did they stray from the wholesome Archie look known in the comics? How close is this to the horror comic Afterlife with Archie? Will Archie choose Betty or Veronica? You’ll have to tune in to find out the answers to these burning questions! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!
If you’ve ever listened to this podcast, then you know that Jimmy has been an unabashed Archie Comics fan since childhood. At Comic Con, he spoke with CCO/writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa about writing Afterlife With Archie and Sabrina as well as updates on the live action Archie TV show on the CW. He also talked to writer/artist Dan Parent about creating Kevin Keller and working on some of the more out there Archie comics crosssovers like Archie/Sharknado. He even gets Dan to answer that age old question: Betty or Veronica? And finally, he chatted with Archie President Mike Pellerito about all things Archie including the “New Riverdale” line. You will also hear Mike promise to make one of Jimmy’s dreams come true. To be drawn into an Archie comic! You will love hearing what Archie Comics has in store. If you aren’t an Archie fan, you soon will be after hearing these gentlemen talk. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!
Reviews: Doctor Who 12th Doctor #1, Sleepy Hollow #1, Wytches #1, The Book of Life
The podcast wife Erica Schultz returns to join Jimmy in studio for some more New York Comic Con coverage! They both forget how to speak throughout this episode but get their groove back near the end. Plus, Jimmy’s 6 year old nephew Maximus and 5 year old niece Chloe record their reviews of the new film Book of Life. At NYCC, Jimmy chatted with Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Archie Comics CCO) about all things Archie as well as his impressive writing resume in theater (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), TV (Glee, Big Love) and film (Carrie). He also sat down with one of his new favorite writers Vera Greentea about having her own publishing company, the comics she’s written and her love of baking (still waiting on those baked goods!). News includes: Warner Bros. announces massive slate of DCU films including Wonder Woman, The Flash, Shazam and more, WB also announces new digital unit Blue Ribbon Content will be producing a live action Static Shock series along with an untitled Mortal Kombat one, Marvel is bringing back yet another old storyline for revamp, Dave Gibbons is announced 1st UK Comics Laureate, and The Other Dead comic series is coming to Animal Planet in a new series. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!
Jimmy is joined in studio by playwright extraordinaire Qui Nguyen (Vampire Cowboys Theatre Co.). They chat about the nerd wins at the Oscars, watching mutual pal Maureen Sebastian on Revolution, and the ridiculous witchhunt by a small minority to remove Jonathan Ross from hosting The Hugo Awards. News includes: Marvel to shoot Netflix series in New York, Archie Comics announces Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa as Chief Creative Officer/hires Lena Dunham to write an Archie arc/Afterlife With Archie may be a movie, Arkham Knight will conclude Batman Arkham video game series, SyFy cancels Being Human and picks up Metal Hurlant Chronicles, Rocket Raccoon goes solo, and Steve Rude is back on Superman. As always, Listener Feedback, Top 3 and more. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!
This past weekend, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark turned off the lights and packed up its sets for good at the Foxwoods Theater on Broadway. To commemorate the passing of the troubled musical (okay fine, it’s moving to Las Vegas), Ian is joined for this Extra Point, for the first time, by friend and fellow geek Austin Cantrell, who got to the see the original version of the play before Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa was brought in the try and fix it; Ian got to see it post-Taymor in mid-December of 2013. Ian and Austin compare versions and notes (with Kris chiming in from time to time) as we try to figure out just what went wrong here. We also discuss various other missteps, including what eventually became “The Emperor’s New Groove,” which was then titled “Kingdom of the Sun.” You can check out the documentary on “Kingdom of the Sun” at the link embed below. And major thanks to Austin for joining in!
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In this episode I compare, contrast, and review two original graphic novels from the DC & Marvel. First, Superman: Earth One (DC), followed by Fantastic Four: Season One (Marvel), then suggestions for better origin stories. Spoilers!