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80 minutes | 20 days ago
Episode 35: WandaVision
Hey there ACC-tion heroes! This week, we're assembling to discus the end of the first Disney+ MCU Show, WandaVision!We talk about the Ship of Theseus, the future of Vision, the need for a Darcy/Jimmy Woo X-files style show, and how WandaVison sets the floor for the next show, Falcon and Winter Soldier!
72 minutes | a month ago
Episode 33: The Tarnished Angel
Hey There ACC-Tion Heroes!This week we continue our deep dive into Kurt Busiek's Astro City with The Tarnished Angel. This is, so far, the most Noir of the Astro City stories. It is a look into the lives of the villains Astro City, and the never ending cycle of "one last score." Our protagonist is SteelJack, a man with a steel body who has just been release from prison and his return to his neighborhood to go straight... This one spoke volumes to Marty. Some come find out why this is the one landed so well!
53 minutes | a month ago
Episode 32: The Black Panther Party
Sorry for the delay in this week's episode, ACC-tion Heroes!This week, we take a break from WandaVision and AstroCity to talk about an amazing graphic novel: The Black Pantry Party by David F. Walker and Marcus Kwame Anderson. We recognize that we may not be the best people to talk about this work and this history of the Black Panthers. To that end, we are looking to bring in more Black and activist folks to talk about this particular work and the legacy of the Panthers. But for now, we do a deep dive into the work, discuss the history of the panthers, and discuss our take aways as why this was not included in our education!
62 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 31: Family Album
This week, Tim, Nick and Marty continue their deep dive into the world of Astro City with Family Album! We explore the themes and stories behind these collected issues, which focus on the idea of super-hero family.Now, the only drawback in spending so much time digging into Astro City is we don't have a lot of time left to talk about what we're reading IN ADDITION to Busik's wonderful world. We plan on returning to our Pullbox soon
52 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 31: Better Man
In this episode, Marty and Nick deconstruction how the patriarchy impacts folks who identify as men. We also then look to our primary touchstone -- Comics -- to see how what we can glean on what it means to be "a better man."We're delving into this topic because we have spent a lot of time deconstructing toxic masculinity without building up a better replacement. Tearing down terrible constructs and institutions is good. Given folks examples of what it will take to be 'good' is better. Please like, share, and let us know on Facebook what you think of this conversation? What did we miss? How does feminist and queer theory address these concepts in a more meaningful way? What comics do a fantastic job of not just deconstruction, but reconstruction -- if reconstruction of masculinity is even the way we should go?
49 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 29: WandaVision
This week, we take a break from our deep dive into Astro City and focus instead on the MCU's newest show, WandaVision!Marty, Tim, and Nick do a quick recap of the entire series and share some of the connective tissue from the comics. We also delve into our speculation about the Big Bad behind everything and some of our more wild wants and theories.Join us in Westview, y'all! And beware, Spoilers Abound!
74 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 28: Superman of Metropolis with Sean Lewis
Listeners, one of the first folks to reach out to us was an up and coming comics writer named Sean. He found the show, reached out to us, based on the fact that the book he was working on jived with Marty's job. So we interviewed him and talked Coyotes, Saints, and a mutual love of comics. Not too long after, he came back to talk about The Few, the end of Coyotes, and hinted at a BIGGER DEAL.That bigger deal? Superman.Sean's one of the writer attached to the Future State event, and he has a few back issues that are going to continue past the event. Join us as our friend comes back to talk about this process, Time Luchadores, how he was approached for the even, and what comes next!
78 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 27: WW84 with Megan from Dorkadia
Happy New Year ACC-tion heroes! Today we bring back one of our favorite guest hosts, Megan from Dorkadia, to discuss Wonder Woman 1984. We talk about what we like -- but could be better -- and what we want to see next in the DCEU.So join us as we jump back into a discussion about the comics we love!We even get a chance to talk about what's in our pullbox! Pullbox: Megan: High Republic and Project Luminious Nick: The Rise and Fall of Western Civilization Tim: Emypre (Not recommendation) and X-factopr 12 (Do recommend!) Marty: Daredevil, Akira, FirepowerBonus Megan recommendation:Jenny Lawson: Furiously Happy
54 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 26: The Next Phase of the MCU
Happy Holidays Acc-tion heroes! This week, Tim and Nick watch and react to a number of trailers, scenes, and glimpses of the MCU's Phase Four.WandaVision - Jan 15th - We’ll be seeing Dr. Strange and Agatha Harkness. Black Widow - ??Eternals - Summer 2021The Falcon and the Winter Soldier - March 19thLoki What If…?Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings - July 9th 2021Kamala Khan - actress Iman Vellani - late 2021Captain Marvel 2Director Nia DaCosta. We’ll be seeing Ms. Marvel here. Teyonah Parris as well as Monica/SpectrumShe-Hulk starring Tatiana Maslany - Guest-starring Mark RufaloMoon Knight, what the what? Secret Invasion - Sam Jackson and Ben Mendelsohn (aka Skrull, Talos)IronheartArmor Wars: Don Cheadle as War Machine doing the Armor Wars instead of TonyJames Gunn is running Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, which leads up to GofG 3I am Groot, shorts at Disney+Thor: Love and Thunder - we learn that Christian Bale has been cast as Gorr the God ButcherAnt-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania - with Kang the ConquerorBlack Panther 2 - we’ll being seeing more of the World of WakandaLast but not least, the announcement of the introduction to the Fantastic Four into the MCU proper.
36 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 25: Astro City Fan Cast
Hey there ACC-tion heroes! As we come to the end of the longest decade on record, Tim and Nick take a new view of Astro City: Who should bring this amazing series to life!So join Tim and Nick as they determine who should play Winged Victory, Samaritan, Cracker Jack and all the rest of Busiek's heroes! And let us know who you want to play your favorites from Astro City!
51 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 24: Astro City Part 2
In this episode, Marty, Tim, and Nick finish Vol 1 of Kurt Busiek's magnum opus, Astro City. This volume is exceptionally difficult to find, so you may have to do some digging on Ebay -- but it is well worth adding to your collection. Last week we did issues 0-2, today we touch on issues 2-6. We discuss the characters, themes, and art work that make Astro City a beautiful nod to the capes and cowls we love, all while pushing the limits of what we can do with a good superhero story.We have yet to give this a Kirby Score™ folks, but rest assured it going to be a good one!
50 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 23: Astro City
This week, Marty, Tim, and Nick delve into Kurt Busiek's Astro City. This on-going series is not just a love letter to the super-heroes we know and love, it is a reconstruction of the capes and cowls. Nick walks us through issues 0, 1, and 2 and sets the ground work for our on going series as we delve into what makes Astro City such a great series.
52 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 22: Red Sonja
This week ACC-tion heroes, Marty, Tim, and Nick return to Gail Simone's Hyrkania for Red Sonja: Vol 2. We discuss Sonja's DnD Adventure, our favorites from her party, and what we want to see next!This week, we even got a chance to do pullbox, and some Bonus Socialism™! Pullbox:Tim: Animal man: W: Lemire, A: Forman MartyDaredevil/Black Widow: Abbatoir W: Starlin, A: Chiodo Patrick Nagel Art Cry for Dawn
67 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 21: Umbrella Academy with Caitlin Yarsky!
Hey there ACC-tion heroes! You may remember when we interviewed Caitlin Yarsky a few months ago, she discussed her love of Umbrella Academy! So naturally, we invited her to come back on the show to talk about the art, framing, and story of this Netflix Original Series. Caitlin also hints at a new project that she's working on (And if you were on the stream, you got to see the oil painting of the cover to Bliss #4)So join us as we expand the crew with one of the great artists of our time and delve into the world of Umbrella Academy
54 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 20: Red Sonja
This week, we leave 616 and Earth-1 to venture to Hyrkania, to run with the She-devil with Sword, Red Sonja. Marty, Tim, and Nick delve into the 2014 Reboot by Simone, Geovani, and Jadson with covers by the incredible Jenny Frison. We also have a very deep conversation about the warriors, princes, and who we identify with when it comes to figures of authority and power. Join us for one hell of a show!W: Gail Simone, A: Walter Geovani, Jack Jadson, C: Jenny Frison
57 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 19: Miles Morales
Acc-tion heroes, friends, fans, and casual listeners: It is my pleasure to introduce to you this week's episode: Miles Morales. This week, Marty, Tim and Nick go back to the year 2011 to read Ultimate Comics Spider-man issues 1-5. By Bendis and Pichelli. We talk about what we love about Miles, his introduction to 1610, what was Donald Glover's role in Spider-man and, in general, how we feel about Bendis and Pichelli's work! We also do a pull box featuring Star, by Kelly Thompson!Book Reviewed:Ultimate Comics Spider-man (2011): 1-5 W: Bendis, A: PichelliPullbox:Star W: Kelly Thompson, A: Pina
55 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 18: Ultimate Spider-man
This week, Marty, Tim, and Nick return 1610 to discuss Ultimate Spider-man! What makes this series so important to Marty and Nick? How did Nick react to Marty's reading of USM at GenCon? Join us to find out!Ultimate Spider Man Writer: Bendis Artist: Bagely
70 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 17: Books of Magic
Hey there ACCtion heroes, want to walk the labyrinth? Careful, if you agree to walk the path, you'll end up like young Tim Hunter, the greatest magician of his age! This week, Marty, Tim, and Nick do a deep dive into the Vertigo classic, Books of Magic mini-series by Gaiman, Bolton, Vess, Hampton, and Johnson. We do talk about Vol2 a little bit, but let's be honest: we're really here for Tim Hunter and John Constantine (and maybe not even in that order)We also give a quick Pullbox -- Remember that kid's show XEMU? -- and discuss some of our favorite Hispanic superheroesBooks of Magic:W: Gaiman Book One Artist: John Bolton Book Two Artist: Scott Hampton Book Three Artist: Charles Vess Book Four Artist: Paul Johnson Pull BoxMarty -- Decorum: W: Hickman A: Huddleston Nick -- Immortal Hulk: Xemu Storyline W: Ewing A: Rodriguez, BennetTim -- Marvels X W: Krueger A: Stanojevic
58 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 16: A Very, Very Chaotic Pullbox
This week, Marty, Tim and Nick do a deep dive into what we've been reading comics wise. This week, Nick goes into why he is not happy with how the Dawn of X titles have been spinning out -- even if he likes specific books. Like Marauders. You're reading Mauraders, right?Tim does a deep dive into Dark Nights Metal, following his dive into Bendis' Superman run. We try to make a little sense of The Batman who Laughs, but you're going to have to listen to find out of if this is our Jam.Marty talks about Ironman 2020. It's certainly the end of a series!
66 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 15: Days of Future Past
Hey there ACCtion heroes, want to hear about one of the most influential and iconic comics? Of course you do, you're a rabid listener of ACC! Today, Tim, Nick, and Marty are going to delve into Days of Future Past, the Claremont/Byrne book that set up a thousands story lines -- lines you can draw straight to Hox Pox.In addition to Days of Future past, we have:Pullbox!Marty: X-men #11: W: Hickman, A: Yu Nick: Dark Tim: Strange Academy W: Young, A: Ramos And Nick makes a prediction about how Hox/Pox/Dox ends!! Come for the review, stay for the wild predictions!
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