Sidekickcast Episode #89 – Hit the Road Jack


After a jolly ol’ festive season, the boys are back with a Special Guest, Jack Cooper.

The guys kick things off by taking statement of Jack’s late, but budding Geek credentials.

In the News the guys dissect the return of Peter Parker as Spider-Man.  Ant-Man Casting News and how it may pan out. Bones Runs down his top 5 Image Comics announcements.

Stack Attack visits Black Widow #1, Origin II #1,Marvel Point 1 and Animal Man #26.

The Final Crisis comes ever closer with Secrets and Lies – Will Jack be able to help Dan get back on top?

Sidekickcast Episode #88 – 619 Review Show 2013


It’s that special time of year again where the sidekicks run through the very best comics we’ve all enjoyed, join us yo, for our very first time on YouTube Live and Direct with special guest all the way from the US of A; Doktor Andy. For the first time ever you have a choice on how you consume this episode of the Sidekickcast, you can either watch the video or listen to the completely unedited audio, you decide.

619 Best of 2013 Categories:

Splash Page
Big 2 Ongoing
Big 2 Limited Series
Creator owned/Indy (including Vertigo) Ongoing
Indy Limited Series
Digital First Comic
Comic Book Movie

Sidekickcast Episode #87 – The Lost Tapes


After another monumental tech-fail, your favourite poscast hosts, Dan and Bones, roll out like transformer for another informative and business like episode.

In the news,there’s a one-sentence review of Captain America: The Winter Soldier trailer, update of Sex Criminals being banned by Apple.  We then move on to a brief update on the lost episode before getting some proper news about Netflix new Marvel Series and touch on some Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Dan has a new love for Arrow.  Bones get behind one of our fave artists Kickstarter project too.

In Stack Attack the guys hit up Batman #25, The Wake #5 and X-Men Gold.

Secrets & Lies edges ever closer to the ultimate 50th point and the threats are abound.

Before sign-off Dan tries to figure out the trailer for Day of the Doctor.

Sidekickchat Episode 01 – Dan Boultwood

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For the first episode of the Sidekickchat Gavin talks to cartoonist, Dan Boultwood about his latest comic It Came!, drinking absinthe, car restoration and how he’s more Lindy Hop than Hip Hop.

The Sidekickchat is the podcast where you can be the host, if you have a creator you want to sit down with for a fireside chat then let us know by tweeting @sidekickcast or mailing
thesidekicks@sidekickcast and we’ll hook you up. Until then enjoy this trailer for Dan’s Titan Comics series, It Came!:


Sidekickcast Episode #86 – Shut UP, Steve


With Bones away Dan had to make the arrangements for this episode.  So, he started by breaking the rule about number of people on the show, recorded in the ghetto and plied all and sundry with alcohol.  It gets a little more than messy!

With special guest stars Steve and Lloyd the sidekicks stumble their way through the world of geek in the manner your used to.

The guys start with their early memories of comics before moving onto the news.

In the news it’s knives out as Dan compares Agents of SHIELD to Buffy before moving onto the finale of Breaking Bad.  Bones discussing his latest purchase: 2000AD’s Zenith. Then the boys talk about the difficulties with Gotham TV show.

In stack attack they guys hit up Savage Wolverine #9, Superman & Wonder Woman #1, Battle for the Atom Tie in; All New X-Men #17, Riddler & Penguin #1’s, Sex Criminals #1 and Bones tries out the new evolution in comic book storytelling by Madefire comics.

Fan fave secrets and lies, twisting the twist this week with Dan outnumbered, but will he be outgunned?


Sidekickcast Episode #85 – Autobots Anonymous


Bonjourno Sidekicks!
The guys bring another episode of Sidekickcast with added Chad!

Special guest star Chad kicks off the show with his love for The Transformers, which Gavin shares and confuses Dan.  Then the guys move onto what went down at Cardiff Comic Con and some news that’ll make you proud!

In the news we hit up the new Robocop trailer & Bat-fleck is dissected (follow #ibelieveinbenaffleck).

Stack attack comes at you in 3D with the first offerings from DC’s Villains Month.  We also review X-Men Battle of the Atom #1,Daredevil #30, Batman Inc special #1 and to wrap up Bones gives an abridged review of the last 4 Thor books, up to issue #12.

Will Chad be a helping hand Dan needs in this episode’s Secrets & Lies?  To find out, check it out, yo!

To end the show we have Gavin’s special interview with the one and only Gail Simone!!!

That’s w’us up!

Just in case you doubted us, here’s @gavlesidekick with Gail Simone just after their interview:


Sidekickcast Episode #84 – First world problems


After 4 failed attempts and 3 laptops later, the sidekickast bring you another fine episode, because we couldn’t let our fellow Sidekicks down!

This episode we’re joined by Pete Rogers, who fills us in on his new comic imprint, Dapper Chimp Press and gives us the 411 on the new and future projects coming from the studio. We also talk about submitting to comixology and trials in tribulations of self-publishing, including kickstarter. Bones also makes an audacious announcement about the future of his comics experience.

In Stack Attack the guys give a mention and start a campaign to ensure that everyone continues to purchase Collider despite the name change. Dan tries to get his head around Batman/Superman #2!  Bones hits up his digital first Batman Beyond 2.0, which Dan struggles with too.  Satellite Sam #2,The Bunker #2 and It Came #1.

In Secrets and Lies, the sidekicks look to close the gap for the final dare finale!!!

In our final section Doktor Andy interview the nerdcore legend that is Adam Warrock.  Ch-ch-ch-check it, yo!

Sidekickcast Episode #83 – A word from our sponsor


This week it all goes wrong from the get-go!
We have special guest and stack Attack sponsor Rob Fish from @fish4comics hell bent on derailing the podcast.

In the intro there’s talk of Comicon-Basketball-Assault, Naked Thundercats and Pacific Rim(jobs). There’s much shout outs and we find out why the comic OG’s hang out in Christchurch!

In the news we discuss X-force rumors and Dr Strange casting.

The chaos ensues with Stack Attack. Reviews include: Satellite Sam #1, Superior Foes of Spider-Man #1, Hawkeye #11 & #12 and Lazarus #1.

Rob has to go home, but a special guest makes an appearance for Secrets and Lies! Will it be enough to keep Dan’s winning streak?

Sidekickast Episode #82 – The Lego Colonel Kurtz


This episode Mickey Bumchin is back, not so much taking over as holding court!

Continuing last episodes mind-bending Dr Who education, Bones gives Dan a present to help him keep up with Doctor continuity.  Then it’s off with the latest Iron Man news and some 80’s cartoon revival amongst all the latest geek related news.

Next up: You may have heard a Man of Steel review, but not Mikey Bumchin’s attempt to dismantle the narrative sidekick style!

In Stack Attack the guys look at Superman Unchained #1, Avengers #14, Age of Ultron #10, Indestructible Hulk #9, Thor: God of Thunder #9, Batman #21.

Mikey Brings the noise on Secrets & Lies and all hell breaks lose.

Finally the Sidekicks battle for their lives in Injustice – Gods Among Us!

Sidekickcast Episode 81 – Page 4 Giants


This epsiode the boys try hard to keep to a schedule and have new(ish)news.  This week they discuss what the future holds for digital comics and DC2(squared).

Stack Attack is brought to you with a special guest from our sponsor, Fish 4 Comics and move on to just how bad the boys comic habits are.  Then they review Wake #1 and discuss the world it sits in! Brian Wood’s X-Men #1 capsizes Bones’ brain, so we go on to talk about Wolverine’s guy issues. Honourable breakdown to Guardians of the Galaxy so far, before moving onto Daredevil #26, Avengers Arena #10 and the Man of Steel Prequel comic that may just suggest something a little more!

Sidekickcast Episode 80 – Giant-Size Sidekickcast


At Last–the inevitable return of the Sidekicks!
It’s been a while so your Sidekicks, Gavin and Dan, are bustin up a bumper episode to get back into the swing of things.
This episode her about how the sidekicks became Iron Man and then  the boys finally talk about Iron Man Three and set phasers to sidekick as they also review Star Trek: Into Darkness.  Sprinkle in a bit of news about Stiffs abd the Pride 2’s too along with SHIELD Trailer breakdown and we’re back with the sections you know and love, yo!
In Stack attack Dan talks about his revitalized love for comics through trades. Bones reviews the controversial Saga, honorable mentions to Uncanny X-Men (where the guys deconstruct Cyclopsn via Bendis’ writing), Hawkeye, Five Ghosts: The Haunting of Fabian Grey, Ten Grand,Aliens Vs Parker and re-inventing the Indy plan with Brian K Vaughn’s Private Eye.
We triumphantly return with Stack Attack where Dan has a great chance to catch up in the ever-closing gap. Finally as it’s the wee hours and they guys have been joined by Gentleman Jack, The Sidekicks pitch their new outro ideas…then fighting ensues!

Sidekickcast Episode #79 – Viva La Bumchin


Mikey Bumchin bangs in a hat trick on his 3rd Sidekickcast takeover.
There’s a bumper edition of the news this episode including Mikey’s own comic book story “Simple rules of time travel”, the future of the Ghost Rider movie franchise, Nightcrawler in Days of Future Past, Future DLC for Injustice, Supergirl redesign and many more tid-buts!

In Stack Attack we devour and disseminate Age of Ultron 1 and Dan shows Bones how to use Marvel AR, Daredevil 23, new indie book Moon 1 & 2, All New X-Men 8 and Justice League of America 1.

Taking his takeover duties seriously, Mikey tries to dust the boys fan-fave Secrets & Lies, but Bones’ knowledge of Beauty and the Beast songs may have him pulling further ahead!

Bumchin makes us check Kick-Ass’ new trailer and finally the boys round of the show with a hearty debate about the future of the Kid Wonder; Robin.

Sidekickcast Episode #78 – Fast Not Furious


The Dynamic Duo Strike again this episode. The boys peddle their wares in the kind of entertaining way only the sidekicks know how before moving on to the news. This week we hit up the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past movie, the controversial cover for Batman Inc #8 and Jason Statham bridging the Fast & Furious movies together in one fell swoop! Dan teaches himself about comic history while you listen with new section Flash Fact! Then on to Stack Attack. Where the boys attack Uncanny X-Men #1, Secret Avengers #1, Batman #17, Batman & Robin annual #1, Superior Spider-Man #3 and Red Team #1.

Fan favourite, Secrets & Lies comes into full effect once again. Can Dan continue the streak? Well if if he can’t he’s brought his big book of truth to try and even the score like Commando! Stay tuned after the show for the usual outtake lushness! Outro Music by Outpost 31 Podcast, coming soon…

Don’t forget it ain’t too late to get your tickets for Cardiff International Comic Expo 2nd & 3rd of March!!!

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 #76 – Punk Rock Secrets and Jesus Lies



It’s number 76 folks!!!

Bringing it bad to our original MO we have a brand new sidekick for this episode! The new sidekick explains how he thought Dan was a total loser before getting him into comic books.

The usual news and awesomeness is discussed by the sidekicks and Bones explains his new comic speculative schemes before we review the final issue of Punk Rock Jesus – will it be all they hoped for? Harvest, Thunderbolts #1, Daredevil: End of Days and Superior Spider-Man #1

Secrets and lies gets a new twist in honour of Punk Rock Jesus and in an attempt to close the gap, Dan brings his own quiz!
We also have guest music from Monitor Clothing’s Seanus Savant and our usual out take japery!!