Comic News Insider Episode 676 – Vanishing Sons!


Comic News Insider: Episode 676 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Baker Street Peculiars #1, Mars Attacks Occupation #1, Samurai #1

Jon Hoche returns to co-host after a short absence. They discuss the latest Spider-Man…I mean…Captain America trailer, Ian McShane’s thoughts on spoiling Game of Thrones and whom Jena Malone is playing in Batman v Superman. News includes: there will be a 5th Indiana Jones film with Harrison Ford and Steven Spielberg attached, a few actors have been shortlisted to play the lead in the young Han Solo movie, Amazon has ordered a pilot for a new The Tick series, Preacher will premiere on AMC on May 22, Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill will return as Batman and The Joker in the upcoming Batman: The Killing Joke animated feature, the Xena reboot may explore Xena and Gabrielle’s more intimate relationship, the Riverdale TV series casts Reggie, Dilton and Moose, and the all new The Powerpuff Girls will debut on April 4th on Cartoon Network. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!



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Super Hero Speak – #112: Waiting for Rusty

The tears of the world are a constant quantity. For each one who begins to weep somewhere else another stops. The same is true of the laugh.

Dave, John and Brad just killing time till this weeks’ guest shows up, spoilers he doesn’t! The guys talk Ant-Man, Terminator, Suicide Squad and Prometheus. Somehow the also get onto the topic of the speculator market from the 90’s. And Dave predicts that after Marvel Phase 3 completes Disney will release the “Special Edition” versions of all the Marvel movies. We can’t wait! So sit back and enjoy us waiting on Rusty!


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ARP – 04 – Death In The Family and Killing Joke

Dylan and John discuss the Killing Joke by Alan Moore and Death in the Family (Batman 426-429) from 1988-89. These comics were published by DC comics and focus on Batman, Robin, and Barbara Gordon.

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Follow along with the podcast with our notes:

Talking points


KJ – Sadistic Joker

KJ – One Bad Day turned this struggling comedian into the Joker

– Joker trying to create another crazy person by inducing One Bad Day with Jim

KJ – Joker not ‘remembering’ his origin (Dark Knight has this nod with Ledger)

KJ – originally designed as an Elseworlds story (DC wikia)

KJ – Misogamy of leaving Barbara paralyzed until the New 52. Would DC have left Nightwing in this state had he been the one paralyzed?

DITF – Politics of the time (Lebanon/Israel conflict, Reganomics, Iran)

DITF – Killing Jason Todd (the vote line)

– after 427, 50 cents a call, over 10,000 votes. 5343-5271 was the final tally

DITF – Writer acknowledging that the Joker is not dead even though he appeared to be in the crash

DITF – Would Batman have killed Joker if given the chance?

DITF – Is it a believable story? (nuclear missle)

DITF – Does Joker know that Bruce is Batman based on putting the pieces together of Jason’s death the same time that he killed Robin?

-Batman changing in front of Joker in the assembly

DITF – Should Jason have stayed dead?



Our next podcast will be a supplemental where we will give a bit of our own history with comics and superheroes as well as discuss some topics that do not fit in directly with a specific story arc. This podcast will be uploaded on August 11th.  In 4 weeks, we will be covering Armor Wars from the Iron Man comic series.


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F BombCast 84: I Got Your Nose

Episode 84

The boys are back and talking movies, comics, and dick troubles. On this episode you will learn who uses the cheapest binder of all the comic companies, what game not to play with a two year old, and why the Nightmare on Elm Street remake is not as horrible as others are making it out to be. In a piece of audio recorded outside the comic shop last saturday, Kev and TJ are joined by the Helboundinc boys as well as Vaughn from Motion Picture Massacre to discuss Nightmare, as well as film remakes in general. Then it is All DC Comics all the time with discussions on War of the Supermen 0 & 1, Brave and the Bold 33, House of Mystery, Garrison #1,  Batgirl 9. Some non-DC stuff is thrown in too with Spawn 197 and The Pilgrim 1.

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Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 123 (4/25/10)

Fun week for comics! Pick Of The Week goes to Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, and Amanda Conner for Power Girl #11 (DC). Fast Five picks include Ultimate Comics: Avengers #6 (Marvel), Brave And The Bold #33 (DC), NOVA #36 (Marvel), Green Lantern #53 (DC), and Guardians Of The Galaxy #25 (Marvel).

Need more Cammy? Check-out the KICK-ASS Episode and Geeky Talky – Episode 4!