For the March on-location recording at Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find in Charlotte, NC, the topic of discussion is comics adapted into movies and television series (especially superhero properties), and if we’re about to reach the point of oversaturation. Joining Derek in the conversation are shop customers Zyg, Jack, Jesse, Erica, and Christian. All of them are fans of superhero film and TV, and each brings a unique perspective to the discussion. And, as expected, everyone varies in their opinions on how much is too much when it comes to superhero adaptations. Among the various movies and series they discuss are Black Panther, the Iron Man series, Watchmen, The Crow, JusticeLeague,Tim Burton’s Batman, Gotham,the various Netflix series, and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. They also talk about non-superhero comics adaptations such as Lucifer, iZombie,Ghost World, and, of course, The Walking Dead. And toward the end of their conversation, everyone expresses her or his own wish list of other properties that could be adapted into television series or films.
This weekend Derek talks with Joseph Freistuhler about his current Kickstarter project, The Not So Gold Age #2. This parody of the superhero genre is actually a webcomic, the first physical issue of which Joseph and his co-creator Phil Buck successfully Kickstarted back in 2016. How they’re back to bring the second issue into paper existence.
The Not So Golden Age is the story of several washed up, dysfunctional superheroes. They were once the premier heroes of their generation, but having been unused for so long, they’re relegated to the dreaded public domain. As a result, they now reside in a trailer park outside of Reno, Nevada. That happens.
As Derek’s talk with Joseph reveals, this is a project steeped in humor, from the narrative itself to the mock ads that populate the insides. As the writer reveals upfront in his Kickstarter disclaimer, “This comic may not actually be the best comic you will ever read. However, it is the best comic book my mother will ever read!”
This week the guys sit down with former Marvel artist turned independent creator Tom Rasch. Tom tells Dave and Matt what it was like to join Marvel in the late 90s and why he left the business to work in video games. Now he’s back in the buisness and introducing his new book Black Alpha, an idea hes had since he was a kid. So sit back and enjoy!
Episode 186 is here, bub. Ian and Brent have seen Logan, so the second half of the episode is devoted to that, with spoilers aplenty. But before we get to that, Ian, Brent and Brandon do what they do best: list stuff! The Hollywood Reporter put out their list of the Top 50 Best Superhero Performances Ever, and we think we can do better. But don’t worry, we only do a Top 15, so you don’t have to sit through fifty different choices.
This week the guys review the DC CW 4 episode cross over Invasion. Hear what the guys thought about the trial run of the Justice League. They all enjoyed the ride, but there were a few bumps in the road, enjoy!
This week the guys talk about The Tick and Agent’s of SHIELD premiers. Also they discuss the rumors that a certain Marvel vigilante might be making an appearance on Agents. Plus Dave has a wish for this season of Agents that no one wants to see be fulfilled. Finally John tries to start a rumor that the others have to quickly stop. All this and so much more. So sit back and Enjoy!
This week we dive right in to Night of the Monster Men parts 1 & 2. Then we sit down for dinner with the Top 3 in Trinity. Followed by some sick gunslinging in Kingsway West and finishing with a little demon hunting with our pal Lucas Stand.
3:25 Batman 07 / Nightwing 05 “Night of the Monster Men Parts 1 & 2”
Host Anthony Desiato brings in The Dads (John-Eric Aguilar, Matt Horton, and Joe Morciglio) to talk fatherhood and collecting: finding the time, space, and money to continue the hobby; charting a course for the next generation of collectors; and keeping those prized collectibles out of reach. It’s the penultimate episode of Season 2!
This week the guys discuss all the amazing news and previews that came out of San Diego Comic Con 2016. Like the confirmation of Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, the very promising teaser for Justice League and the mind blowing trailer for Wonder Woman. Plus we learn what Thor was up to during Civil War. This and so much, much more on this week’s Super Hero Speak, so sit back and enjoy!
Jim and Eric get together the day after Christmas and they are not in a jolly mood. Maybe they didn’t get the presents they wanted or they are still reeling from last week’s “Dildo Incident”, but they certainly don’t agree much. Eric gives a sort of update on Stinky Jamie and Jim just wants to end it all. They do manage to talk about a ton of books and continue being the #hardestworkingguysinpodcasting. Enjoy!
It’s Star Wars weekend so Jim and Eric talk…DC Comics. Yep, they stick with their mission statement and talk about every DC Comics comic book that came out this week. The podcast may be filled with Superman, Batman, and the Justice League, but Eric’s girlfriend steals the show with her podcast debut and it’s a doozy. In fact, it literally took Jim’s breath (and ability to speak) away. We all hope that Eric is still alive and that you all enjoy the show.
This week the guys sit down with artist John Orlando. John is a comic book artist and writer best known for his work on Journey into Madness and Cybergen. He also produces and independent book FHA-Q. He has now teamed up with Outpouring Comics and they will be releasing the John Orlando collection, so keep an eye out for that. And in the mean time, sit back and enjoy!