Sidekickcast Episode #77 – The Now in a Minute Men


Anyone who’s ever wondered what Soylent Green would be like if it starred Magneto, should hold onto something!
But we’re getting ahead of ourselves…It’s all bidness this episode where the boys discuss the new Star Wars director and Marvel phase 3 amongst the other news!
Then into Stack attack where we hit up Uncanny X-Force 1, Batman 16, Young Avengers 1, Minute Men Finale.
Bones puts an end to Dan’s attempted “Land Grab” last episode (because Dan forgot his fact book) and ups the game on Secrets and Lies – the comic book news quiz with a twist!
Then the boys give you a different take on Smack My Pitch Up for no other reason than they’re under prepared and drunk. Listen in awe as they put your favourite comic book characters into movies you know but maybe don’t love. Awesome outro music provided by @monitorclothing’s Seanus savent. Don’t forget to listen right until the end for some outtake gold!

Sidekickcast Episode #72 – No Super Heroes, No B.S., Just Jesus Christ

The original sidekicks bum-rush the geek behaviour this episode with the usual japery you’ve come to X-pect!

After discussing the Marvel Now! teasers and giving their guesses on what’s to come they touch on some Batman game news and move on to the ol’ fave Stack attack in a Number 1-o-rama, where they dismantle, (from Vertigo) Punk Rock Jesus #1, (from Image) Revivial #1 & Harvest #1 and (from Marvel) Hawkeye #1.

Then Bones tests the sub-standard geek knowledge once again in the veritable mastermind quiz-show-with-a-twist Secrets and Lies. Will Dan clamber back up for the lower rungs of the geek division? Listen to find out!

Finally, Dan takes the second part of his journey through the Holy Western that is Preacher. Not to mention the boys playing parts of a chosen passage from the book in “Preacher Theatre”.

If all this aint enough humdingin’ goodness just stay tuned for the awesome outtakes where the boys prove that 72 episodes just isn’t enough to get there Shiz together…


Sidekickcast Episode #68 – Cap in the Cube

Joining regular hosts Gavin and Dan in the Danger Room this episode is local comic book shop owner and fiends to the Sidekicks, Rob Fish. They all talk some bollocks about comics and movies including Avengers Assemble, Iron Man 3 and Gambit before moving on to some reviews in Stack Attack.

Reviews: AvX#1-2, The Omega Effect, Secret #1, Secret Service #1. Smoke and Mirrors #2, Red Hood and the Outlaws #8, America’s Got Powers #1, The Manhattan Projects #2 and possibly more I can’t quite remember right now.

In a twist to the usual set up, Rob tests both Sidekicks as he takes over Secrets and Lies and Smack My Pitch Up makes a dramatic return to the Sidekick final segment spot. Don’t forget to listen past the outro music for the usual brand of ridicule and disaster.


Sidekickcast Episode #67 – How the West was Won…

We drop beats not bombs as Sidekickcast hosts Gavin and Dan are joined in the Danger Room by Sidekick regular Lil’ Fat Mikey. Avengers, Ron Burgundy and Comic Book Crack are on the minds of the Sidekicks for this episode’s news.

Rocking the Stack Attack reviews was Avengers vs X-Men #0, Red Hood and the Outlaws #7, Batman #7, Smoke and Mirrors, Supercrooks #1, Crossed: Badlands #1 and Saga #1.

The comic book news quiz with a twist, Secrets and Lies gets interesting, Dan is still buzzing from last win but can he turn it into a streak? The Sidekicks close out the show with a reveal of the winner of #youdecide, whichever it is, this week’s segment focuses on Avengers vs X-Men.

Sidekickcast Episode #66 – Phone a Friend

Como Esta, Sidekicks!

Listen in awe as the Sidekicks assemble for yet another show for you and yours!

Gav sits in shock as Dan assaults him like Sean Cassidy while delivering all your favorites in true comic hero stylee!!!

Firstly they set upon the geek worlds news like the Norse Gods of Current Events.

In this weeks Stack Attack brought to you by the boys bum-rush a number-1-o-rama with Mondo #1, Age of Apocalypse #1, Hell Yeah #1 and Superbia #1.

Then slung at you like Cap’s Shield is everyone’s favorite News Quiz with a Twist, Secrets & Lies – this week with an extra life-line thrown in for good measure.

Finally, like Magneto’s Manifesto, the boys run down all your choices for You Decide!  Only one feature will survive and that is up to you!!!

Listen to the show and then get yourself over to twitter and pick your favorite feature of the last 4 weeks with the hash tag #youdecide

Get on that!!!


Sidekickcast Episode #65 – Live and Direct Yo!

This episode of the Sidekickcast is brought you in association with Geek News Radio and was broadcast live on Saturday 18th February.

Join Gavin, Dan and guest host Rob Fish for exactly one hour of live Sidekick and sometimes they even talk about comic books. In the news is Cardiff Comic Expo, the launch of Into the Woods, Before Watchmen and lawsuits a plenty.

A limited Stack Attack due to time constraints but we manage to get in reviews of Batman #6, The New Avengers #21 and Lou Scannon #1.

The comic book news quiz with a twist, Secrets and Lies manages to baffle even the most acute comic book minds but how will Rob Fish, owner of Fish4Comics cope, surely he should have no problem? We finish the podcast with a very brief, Amazing Fantasy Team Up before making way for the rest of that night’s live line up. We even manage to get some out-takes in just after the outro music.

Sidekickcast Episode #62 – The Hellfire Youth Club

Sidekickcast Episode #62 - The Hellfire Youth ClubJoin your hosts, Gavin and Dan for this Christmas special of the Sidekickcast as they delve deep into the world of comic books. In the news this week there’s Age of Apocalypse, G I Joe Retribution, The Dark Knight Rises, Avengers vs X-Men and The Amazing Spider-Man.

Reviewed in Stack Attack:

Avenging Spider-Man #2 (Zeb Welles, Joe Madureira)
Wolverine and the X-Men #2 (Jason Aaron, Chris Bachalo)
Avengers: X-Sanction #1 (Jeph Loeb, Ed McGuinness)
Stitched #1 (Garth Ennis, Mike Wolfer)

In the comic book news quiz with a twist, Secrets and Lies, Dan needs to make up so ground before Gavin becomes nothing but a bad memory. As part of the #youdecide event, you the audience have decided the Sidekicks should try out the new segment, Saturday Morning Cartoons, this week; Young Justice. Don’t forget to listen past the outro music for the usual brand of jovial out-takes.

Sidekickcast Episode #61 – The Strange Talent of the Sidekicks

Never drink and podcast, actually never drink the night before a podcast, this is all you will learn from this episode of the comic book podcast with something for everyone. Your regular hosts Gavin and Dan have been replaced by two hungover idiots, more idiot than their usual brand of idiot.

Stack Attack reviews include Wolverine and the X-Men #1, Catwoman #3, Incredible Hulk #1, The Strange Talent of Luther Strode #1-2, Uncanny X-Men #1 and The Avenging Spider-Man #1.

Secrets and Lies is the comic book news quiz with a twist, all the news stories are true apart from one, can Dan sniff out the lie? As part of #youdecide, bringing the power back to you the Sidekicks, you have chosen the final feature on the podcast; Sidekick vs Sidekick, as the Sidekicks take sides in the war between digital and print comics. Don’t forget to listen past the outro music for your usual out-take gold.

Sidekickcast Episode #59 – Gun Toting Future Bitches

With Daniel Marshall still out of the picture, Gavin resorts to a different tactic in the search for a new co-host, he replaces one Daniel with another as Daniel Clifford takes to the hot seat. There’s a lot of talk about Daniel, mostly by himself and then they look at some comics. In fact a lot of comics.
Stack Attack sees the majority of the The DC New 52 in one hit, foolish some may say…they’d be right.

Secrets and Lies; the comic book news quiz with a twist has a new challenger and one that is maybe up to the task. Daniel brings with him a choice for Dig That! as the new duo review The Amazing Spider-Man: Origin of the Species. Then everything changes…

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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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Sidekickcast Episode #57 – The Road to Civil War

Sidekickcast Episode #57 - The Road to Civil War

Dark times have descended upon the Sidekickcast, a change is coming, brutha versus brutha.

This is the road to civil war.

Captain America: The First Avenger Review


Stack Attack: Flashpoint #2-3, Fear Itself #3-4, Uncanny X-Force #11, Fear Itself: Uncanny X-Force #1, X-Men: Schism #1 and Moon Knight #3

Secrets and Lies

The Devil’s Back Bones: Daredevil #82-87 and Dardevil #1

Nothing will ever be the same again…

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Sidekickcast Episode #56 – Marvel vs DC

Sidekickcast Episode #56 - Marvel vs DC

A break from the normal comic book banter this week as regular Sidekicks Gavin and Dan are joined by Steve from the mighty Comic Book Outsiders podcast for a special Marvel vs DC episode. Together, the boys critically analyze and compare and contrast the latest Marvel and DC movie offerings…or get drunk and talk bollocks about superhero films, which do you think is more likely? From Blade to X-Men: First Class, Batman to Green Lantern, no Marvel/DC movie is left untouched as the Sidekickcast trie to definitively answer the question; who makes the beeter comic book movie, Marvel or DC?
A special Secrets and Lies this week as Steve plays quizmaster to both the Sidekicks, just how will Gavin deal with being on the other side of some devious lies?
Don’t forget to listen past the outro music for some good, clean, out-takes.

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Sidekickcast Episode #53 – The St Patrick’s Day Massacre

Sidekickcast Episode #53 - The St Patrick's Day Massacre

Join the Sidekicks in a full house as regular hosts Dan and Gavin are joined by Ned and Mikey Bumchin for some St Patrick’s day merriment, no none of us are irish but neither was St Paddy and we loves a drink. We start off with some chatter about the Daredevil movie reboot and CICE 2011, rounded off with a special St Patrick’s Day quiz.

In Stack Attack this week we start with some Age of X tie-ins X-Men Leagcy #245-46, New Mutants #22, and moving on to Venom #1, Amazing Spider-Man #654.1-56, True Grit and Crossed: Psychopath #1.

Secrets and Lies
is back to just the Sidekicks vs Gavin without a room full of geeks and comics professionals to play along too, will it ever be the same? Bringing up the rear is the latest in our focus on what makes Dardevil such a bad-ass book with Dardevil vol.2 #76-81 ‘The Murdock Papers’ in The Devils Back Bones. Don’t forget to listen past the outro music for some particularly boozey out-takes.

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Sidekickcast Presents…Secrets and Lies Live CICE 2011

Sidekickcast Presents...Secrets and Lies Live CICE 2011

Join your hosts Gavin Jones and Dan Marshall ably assisted by the artist formerly known as X-Centric Ned AKA the Sidekickcast as they take Secrets and Lies; the comic book news quiz with a twist, on the road again. This time it’s WAR with Artist vs Writers vs Cardiff International Comic Expo. Heading up the writer’s team is Chris Lynch with Paul Cornell and Rob Williams. Captain on the artist’s team is Stuart Tipples with Mike Collins and Charlie Adlard. Of course Dan will be getting amongst the people to represent those really in the know, you, the fans. Whose Side Are You On?

Check out the video of the panel on our YouTube channel.

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Sidekickcast Episode #52 – Sidekicks Kill Giants

Sidekickcast Episode #52 - Sidekicks Kill Giants

It’s back to business for the Sidekicks with some new features for 2011. Sidekickcast hosts Gavin and Dan do their usual update of the latest comic book news including their thoughts on the most recent pictures of the upcoming Marvel movies, The Marvel Big Shots intiative and some fan made trailers. This is followed up with an interview with Stuart Tipples, grand master of the 10thology anthology book as part of the Countdown to Cardiff Con.

Reviewed in Stack Attack this week is Age of X: Alpha, Uncanny X-Force #1-4, Avengers #9 and Slaughterman’s Creed #1-5. The comic book news quiz with a twist, Secrets and Lies follows the reviews with Dan trying make up some ground before the live show at Cardiff International Comic Expo.

The first edition of a new segment, The Devil’s Back Bones is Dan’s way of reminding people just how good Dareevil can be after the disaster of Shadowland, this week; Daredevil vol.2 #71-75: Decalogue by Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev. The show ends with another new segment, Educatiing Dan, the latest attempt to expand Dan’s horizons, this week I Kill Giants by Joe Kelly and J. M. Ken Niimura. Don’t forget to listen past the outro music for the usual barrage of balls ups in the out-takes.

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