Super Hero Speak – #140: 2015 Movie Speakies!

In part 2 of Super Hero Speak’s first annual award episode the guys give you the 2015 Movie Speakies! So sit back and enjoy as the guys talk about the best and worst movies of 2015.

“Coulson!” prize (best character death):
Han Solo (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
Ant-tony (Ant-man)
Quicksilver (Avengers: Age of Ultron)

Shyamalan prize (best surprise twist):
Hawkeye has a secret country house and a whole secret family (Avengers: Age of Ultron)
At President Snow’s execution, Katniss kills Coin instead (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay part 2)
Blofeld is Bond’s adopted brother. (Spectre)
Nostalgia Critic (Shyamalan Month: January)

“Deus Ex Machina” prize (worst use of convenient plot device or bad science):
The I. Rex can speak raptor because … genetics (Jurassic World)
Poe’s alive but seemed to conveniently abandon his quest for BB-8 (Star Wars)
Thor tries to destroy Vision with lightning, but this somehow gives him life. (Age of Ultron)
The mind stone is conveniently in Loki’s staff and there is information stored on it like a hard drive that can be read as an AI Program. (Age of Ultron)
consciousness can be transferred via helmet and wires (Chappie)
Blofeld drilling into James Bond’s head. Not only does it not affect him in the way Blofeld says, it doesn’t affect him at all. (Spectre)
Tank on a keychain (Ant Man)
Thomas the Tank balloon (Ant Man)

“I Know Kung Fu” prize (best movie fight):
Kilo Ren vs. Rey (mind vs. mind) (Star Wars)
Finn vs Riot Trooper (Star Wars)
Ant-man vs. Falcon (Ant-man)
T. rex vs. I. rex vs. Raptors (Jurassic World)
Hulkbuster Iron Man vs Hulk (Age of Ultron)
Mad Max: Fury Road (The entire movie)

“Maybe you should put some shorts on or something if you want to keep fighting evil today” prize (worst hero):
The Thing (Fant4stic)
Adam Sandler (Pixels)
The Hulk (Avengers: Age of Ultron)
Finn (Star Wars)

“Inconceivable” prize (worst villain):
Darren Cross (Ant-man)
Doctor Doom (Fant4stic)
John Connor (Terminator: Genisys)
Vincent Moore (Chappie)
Baron Von Strucker (Age of Ultron)
Josh Trank (Director: Fantastic 4)

“It’s not who you are underneath, it’s what you do that defines you” prize (best hero):
Rey (Star Wars)
Finn (Star Wars)
Ant-man (Ant-man)
Hawkeye (Avengers: Age of Ultron)
Imperator Furiosa (Mad Max)

“Wait’ll they get a load of me” prize (best villain):
Kilo Ren (Star Wars)
Ava (Ex Machina)
Richmond Valentine (Kingsman: The Secret Service)
Ernst Stavro Blofeld (Spectre)
Immortan Joe (Mad Max: Fury Road)

“Michael Bay” prize (worst picture / waste of effects budget for all the story problems):
Terminator: Genisys

Honorable Mentions:
Maze Runner: Scorch Trials
Jupiter Ascending

“Mulligan” prize (movie that wasn’t perfect, but we’re willing to give it a pass):
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Jurassic World
The Force Awakens

“Honest Trailer-proof” prize (best picture / least plot holes):
Ex Machina
The Force Awakens

“HA HA” Funniest movie
The Martian

He’s Got Issues #175: New Comics, 5/20/15

First Five:
1) Uncanny X-Men #34
2) Star Wars #5
3) Guardians Of The Galaxy #27
4) Daredevil #15.1
5) Ultimate End #1 (Of 5)

Top Ten:
6) Powers #3
7) Secret Wars Battleworld #1 (Of 4)
8) Spider-Verse #1
9) Planet Hulk #1
10) Convergence #7 (Of 8)

Best of the Rest:

  • Convergence Adventures Of Superman #2 (Of 2)
  • Convergence Batman And The Outsiders #2 (Of 2)
  • Convergence Green Lantern Corps #2 (Of 2)
  • Convergence Hawkman #2 (Of 2)
  • Convergence Justice League America #2 (Of 2)
  • Convergence New Teen Titans #2 (Of 2)
  • Convergence Superboy And The Legion Of Super-Heroes #2 (Of 2)
  • Convergence Swamp Thing #2 (Of 2)
  • Convergence The Flash #2 (Of 2)
  • Convergence Wonder Woman #2 (Of 2)
  • The Kitchen #7 (Of 8)
  • Mad Max Fury Road Nux And Immortan Joe #1


  • A-Force #1
  • Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars #1 (Of 4)
  • Deathlok #8
  • Master Of Kung Fu #1 (Of 4)
  • Moon Knight #15


  • The Fade Out #6
  • Kaptara #2


  • Bloodshot Reborn #2
  • Ninjak #3


  • Uncanny X-Men Volume 4 Vs S.H.I.E.L.D. TP
  • Ex Machina Volume 5 TP (You Tube Channel) (Podcast) (Facebook)



He’s Got Issues #175.2: DC Comics, 5/20/15


  • Convergence #7 (Of 8)
  • Convergence Adventures Of Superman #2 (Of 2)
  • Convergence Batman And The Outsiders #2 (Of 2)
  • Convergence Green Lantern Corps #2 (Of 2)
  • Convergence Hawkman #2 (Of 2)
  • Convergence Justice League America #2 (Of 2)
  • Convergence New Teen Titans #2 (Of 2)
  • Convergence Superboy And The Legion Of Super-Heroes #2 (Of 2)
  • Convergence Swamp Thing #2 (Of 2)
  • Convergence The Flash #2 (Of 2)
  • Convergence Wonder Woman #2 (Of 2)
  • Infinite Crisis The Fight For The Multiverse #11
  • The Kitchen #7 (Of 8)
  • Mad Max Fury Road Nux And Immortan Joe #1
  • Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #10


  • Batman Detective Comics Volume 5 Gothopia TP
  • Batman Detective Comics Volume 6 Icarus HC
  • Ex Machina Volume 5 TP
  • FBP Federal Bureau Of Physics Volume 3 Standing On Shoulders TP
  • JLA Volume 7 TP
  • Unwritten Volume 11 Apocalypse TP (You Tube Channel) (Podcast) (Facebook)



Comic News Insider Episode 603 – More MoCCA w/ Monica Gallagher/Jamie Tanner!


Comic News Insider: Episode 603 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Archie vs Predator #1, The Fox Vol 2 #1, RunLoveKill #1, The Tithe #1, Orphan Black. Other Space

More MoCCA interviews with Monica Gallagher and Jamie Tanner! Jimmy is joined in studio by artists Melissa Dowell and Yao Xiao. They chat about all the trailers that came out last week including Star Wars, Jurassic World, Fantastic Four and Batman vs Superman. News includes: Archie gets a Sharknado, Revolution comes back in comic form,  an X-Men is outed by telepathy, Silicon Valley Comic Con is coming, R2D2 will fly around the world, Jedis CAN marry, Patty Jenkins is new Wonder Woman movie director, a new Flash Gordon film is on the way, a live action Winnie the Pooh film is coming, a Galaxy Quest TV show is happening and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

Also, get a hold of us!



Comic News Insider

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RIP Leonard Nimoy, Capcom and Sega join forces, The Oscars snoozefest and seduced by Doctor Bigfoot attorney at large!

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We’re back to the old format and I hope you like it because…. Well…. Tough.


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We answer the UFP Crew’s Questions and chat about their talk topics!


UFP News!

  • Tony Abbott is still a c*nt
  • Rupert Murdoch is not his real name
  • Cops Find Weed In Sour Cream Container Marked ‘Not Weed’
  • Seduced by Doctor Bigfoot Is Your Horror of the Day


  • Tom Ellis is Lucifer
  • Ben Hardy to be Angel (?)
  • New Faith No More Song – Superhero
  • Ex Machina trailer
  • Netflix coming to Australia

Comic Book reviews

  • Spider Gwen #1
  • Suiciders #1
  • Silk #1
  • Thor Annual #1
  • Curb Stomp #1


He’s Got Issues #157: New Comics, 1/21/15

First Five:
1) Invincible #116
2) Guardians Of The Galaxy #23
3) Justice League #38
4) Powers #1
5) Batman And Robin #38

Top Ten:
6) All-New X-Men #35
7) Amazing Spider-Man #13
8) All-New X-Factor #20 (Final Issue)
9) Legendary Star-Lord #8
10) Superior Iron Man #4

Best of the Rest:

  • Batman Eternal #42
  • The Kitchen #3 (Of 8)
  • Red Hood And The Outlaws #38
  • Teen Titans #6
  • Wonder Woman #38


  • Black Widow #14
  • Captain America And The Mighty Avengers #4
  • Elektra #10
  • Fantastic Four #642
  • Moon Knight #11
  • Rocket Raccoon #7
  • Scarlet Spiders #3 (Of 3)
  • Spider-Verse Team-Up #3 (Of 3)
  • Spider-Woman #3
  • Wolverines #3


  • Twilight Zone Shadow And Substance #1


  • Galaxy Quest The Journey Continues #1 (Of 4)
  • Star Trek Planet Of The Apes #2 (Of 5)
  • Wild Blue Yonder #6 (Of 6)


  • The Wicked + The Divine #7


  • Ivar Timewalker #1 (Of 4)
  • Valiant #2 (Of 4)


  • Ex Machina Volume 4 TP
  • Legendary Star-Lord Volume 1 Face It I Rule TP
  • Marvel Masterworks The Uncanny X-Men Volume 9 HC
  • Black Widow Volume 2 The Tightly Tangled Web TP (You Tube Channel) (Podcast) (Facebook)



He’s Got Issues #157.2: DC Comics, 1/21/15


  • Batman And Robin #38
  • Batman Eternal #42
  • Batman Superman #18
  • Batwoman #38
  • Earth 2 World’s End #16
  • Fables #148
  • Green Lantern New Guardians #38
  • Infinite Crisis The Fight For The Multiverse #7
  • Justice League #38
  • The Kitchen #3 (Of 8)
  • New 52 Futures End #38
  • Red Hood And The Outlaws #38
  • Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #6
  • Supergirl #38
  • Teen Titans #6
  • Trinity Of Sin #4
  • Wonder Woman #38


  • Aquaman And The Others Volume 1 Legacy Of Gold TP
  • Beware The Batman Volume 1 TP
  • Birds Of Prey Volume 5 Soul Crisis TP
  • Ex Machina Volume 4 TP
  • JLA Volume 6 TP
  • North 40 TP (New Edition) (You Tube Channel) (Podcast) (Facebook)



Comics Alternative Interviews: Brian K. Vaughan

BKV Is in the House

BKVThe guys are pleased to have on their podcast the great Brian K. Vaughan. And for this conversation, Derek and Andy K. are joined by Andy Wolverton, who actually secured this interview for the show through his library connections. The guys begin by asking Brian about his thematic ambitions in Saga, and the discussion evolves from there. Over the course of their conversation, they ask their guest about the origins of the award-winning series, his melding of the sci-fi and fantasy genres, the challenges of juggling more than one ongoing title at a time, the stories behind the artists he chooses to work with, the pay-what-you-will philosophy behind The Private Eye, the future of Panel Syndicate, his loyal (and enthusiastic) fan base, the ever-evolving nature of comic conventions, and (as much as Brian can reveal) his new series that were recently announced at the Image Expo. Along the way they discuss not only his current titles, but also Brian’s ever-popular Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina, Swamp Thing, The Runaways, and The Pride of Baghdad. This is an exciting interview for the guys, and it’s a sign of the many great guests they will have on The Comics Alternative in the coming year.


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Backroom Comics Podcast Episode 155 – The Crossroads

The Backroom team revisits the topic of collecting, discuss the future of Watchmen, and look back on Brian K. Vaughan’s career.

Questions? Comments? Stop by the Backroom website.

This episode can be played online via the flash player below or it can be downloaded from here. It is available on iTunes and Stitcher.

Backroom Comics Podcast Episode 88 – The Ex Machina Special

The Backroom Comics crew look back at Ex Machina, from creator Brian K. Vaughan, following the completion of the series.

Questions? Comments? Stop by the Backroom Comics Podcast website.

This episode is available on iTunes and Zune. It is also available on Miro and Stitcher, or you can find our podcast RSS feeds on our subscribe page and use whatever system you want.

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Comic Book Pitt #51 – Goodbye Summer!

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Let’s face it, summer is pretty much over, but there are still shows to go to and comic books to talk about. In this episode we hear about Star Wars Celebration V and Baltimore Comicon from the Duke. After that Dang and Duke talk about Star Wars: Legacy #50, Morning Glories #1, Marvel Universe vs The Punisher #1, Dungeons and Dragons #0, Amazing Spider-Man #640 and Ex Machina #50.

(FYI, this was our second episode recorded via Skype and we’re still working out the bugs. Apologies for the “canned” sound.)

Comic Book Pitt theme music is by Nik Furious. You can find more of Nik’s music on iTunes.

Cover scans for the titles we talk about in this episode can be found on the CBP Flickr site.

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The Fourth Wall’s 100th Podcast Spectacular

Jesse, Art, and Freddie host the 100th Podcast Spectacular featuring tons of special guests including: Cammy, Gary, Danny, John, and Seth! 8 dudes. 4 topics. 1 helluva podcast!


[01:07] COMICS

The Big Four

  • DC Universe: Legacies #4 (of 10) [02:07]
  • Secret Avengers #4 [06:23]
  • The Sixth Gun #3 (of 6) [13:52]
  • Ex Machina #50 [18:04]


  • We chat with Gary Sinister about how he achieved the top gamerscore in Xbox Live Arcade
  • We discuss upcoming games including: Scott Pilgrim, Halo Reach, Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2, Dead Rising 2 and more!

[45:17] DVD/FILM

  • DVD Discussion: The Decline of DVD Purchases
  • Our Personal DVD Libraries

[1:11:31] TV

The Top Picks of the 2009/2010 Season

In Comedy:

  • Modern Family
  • The Office
  • Louie
  • Futurama

In Drama:

  • True Blood
  • Caprica
  • Justified

The Pull List podcast #101: Phil Hester interview / SUGARSHOCK / INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #19

(1:05:56) This week the guys get a chance to talk to comic creator Phil Hestor (THE DARKNESS, THE ANCHOR, VAMPIRELLA, FIREBREATHER) and on the review side of things, Craig enjoys the saccharine music of SUGARSHOCK, while Sean wipes his mind to INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #19. All this and much, much more!

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Go to to find “Ring Capacity” and other great tunes!

0:00:00 – Show ID

0:00:14 – Music: “Ring Capacity” by Kirby Krackle

0:01:08 – Introductions

0:03:45 – SUGARSHOCK: The best band you’ve never heard of goes into space for an intergalactic battle of the bands; just don’t call Dandelion a viking!

0:10:48 – INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #19: The moment Norman Osborn has waited for is finally here, Tony Stark is in his grasp and nothing can take that victory away from him, right? Right?!

0:19:39 – The Stacks:

0:19:53 – BEASTS OF BURDEN #2

0:21:20 – SPACE ACE #1

0:23:45 – BRAVE AND THE BOLD #28

0:24:51 – FCA: DANCE #6

0:26:00 – CITIZEN REX #4

0:26:44 – POWER GIRL #6


0:29:03 – EX MACHINA #46

0:30:40 – HELLBLAZER #260

0:31:28 – DARK WOLVERINE #79

0:32:48 – UNDERGROUND #2

0:33:40 – X-MEN: LEGACY #228

0:34:50 – TINY TITANS #21

0:35:37 – INVINCIBLE #67

0:36:46 – Top of The Stacks: Sean – INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #19; Craig – BEASTS OF BURDEN #2

0:37:51 – Interview with Phil Hester

1:02:48 – Wrap-up

1:04:38 – Music: “Ring Capacity” by Kirby Krackle

1:05:56 – End

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 81.5 (5/24/09)

As promised, a “.5” Episode! Picks include Batman: Battle For The Cowl #3 (DC), Invincible #62 (Image), Ex Machina #42 (WildStorm), Captain America #50 (Marvel), and Final Crisis Aftermath: Dance #1 (DC).

Batman, Captain America, and the Super Young Team made this week jam-packed with awesomeness!

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 77.5 (4/29/09)

Alas, another huge week for comics! Additional Fast Five include Ex Machina #41 (WildStorm), Thor #601 (Marvel), Ignition City #2 (Avatar), Kick-Ass #6 (Icon), and Guardians of the Galaxy #13 (Marvel).  An additional episode this weekend was rightly needed.

Can I get some rest now? Even coffee can’t keep me awake at this point.