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Cover B Podcast
36 minutes | Nov 25, 2022
Episode 192 - Powered Gaming: Gotham Knights
Powered Gaming: Gotham Knights Gotham's missing a Batman in the new DC video game, but that's not the only thing this game is lacking. A very mid- experience; it has some high points in interesting crafting & crime-stopping, but some really low points in villain development and boss fights. Should you spend a lot on it? Probably not. But it might be worth a pick up on a steep Black Friday sale.
34 minutes | Nov 14, 2022
Episode 191 - REEL EXTRA: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Reel Extra: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever There was a lot of speculation around how they would incorporate the loss of Chadwick Boseman and his rendition of T'Challa into the MCU, but it was done gracefully and with a lot of empathy. Beyond that, the movie itself is well done - great acting, beautiful visuals, and a solid story - even though there were some small but pronounced holes that could have made the film better with a little more fleshing out. More than anything, we're just proud the MCU has started to really figure out how to mix up the tone of their movies; we've come a long way from the Tony-Stark-ization of every character, and that's something to be celebrated, for sure.
25 minutes | Nov 4, 2022
Episode 190 - REEL EXTRA: Black Adam
Reel Extra: Black Adam I wouldn't say that the rock has brought something hugely new and different to the genre, but I would say he's helped create a super fun, action-packed popcorn movie that's definitely worth seeing on a big screen. Oh, and it DOES have some implications for the rest of the MCU so, you know, be ready for that.
18 minutes | Oct 28, 2022
Episode 189 - Graphic Novelties: Dissolving Classroom
Graphic Novelties: Dissolving Classroom It's our last episode for spooky season, and we're capping off with a goopy, gross, funny, and poignent title in Dissolving Classroom - the most recent anthology from one of Cover B's favorites, Junji Ito. It's weird and over-the-top, but still does a great job of calling out the ongoing trend of disingenuous apologies we see and experience a lot of the time. Get your candy, light your pumpkin, and join us for another spooky time!
17 minutes | Oct 21, 2022
Episode 188 - REEL EXTRA: Werewolf By Night
Reel Extra: Werewolf By Night It's a Halloween spooky special from your fright-night friends at Cover B! This week we're covering the recently released Werewolf By Night, a Marvel & Disney+ short horror film that does an incredible job stylizing itself after the old-school genre films. You know, except randomly for the "not-TVA" folks. Which... well, we'll tell you all about it. Time for some spooks!
41 minutes | Oct 14, 2022
Episode 187 - Key Issues: The Troublesome Journey from Comic to Screen
Key Issues: The Troublesome Journey from Comic to Screen It's been flop after failure-to-launch after cancellation when it comes to comic adaptations lately, and boy has it left some pretty big sticks in our collective craws. Today, we're talking about the three things that keep blocking the paths of comic IPs to the big or silver screens: a lack of marketing, good writing, and advocacy.
22 minutes | Oct 7, 2022
Episode 186 - Graphic Novelties: Leone: Notes on a Life
Graphic Novelties: Leone: Notes on a Life As two English majors talking about media on a weekly basis, it is super exciting when we get a graphic novel like this one that gives us something to really sink out teeth into. This book is beautiful, creative, subjective, and leaves so much up to the reader. From the use of color, to the nonsequential storytelling, to the subtle weaving of music the whole way through, this title has so much to offer. Definitely not one to miss!
37 minutes | Sep 30, 2022
Episode 185 - REEL EXTRA: Paper Girls
Reel Extra: Paper Girls This episode is both necessary and super sad. You may have heard that the Prime Video adaptation of Paper Girls has already been cancelled after just one season. While it may not have been the best new show to drop this year, it was a solid rendering of the story and a lack of renewal is a huge loss of potential. Just another hit to comic-based TV... sigh.
29 minutes | Sep 16, 2022
Episode 184 - REEL EXTRA: Revealer
Reel Extra: Revealer Grab your pumpkin spice lattes and Halloween soundtracks - it might only be September, but we're going full spooky season with this Shudder original, Revealer. Released with a comic promo/tie-in from Vault, get ready for an apocalyptic romp through the 80s, packed with religious zealotry and exotic dancers. This movie was super fun and we are REALLY hoping Shudder does more titles like this!
14 minutes | Sep 9, 2022
Episode 183 - Graphic Novelties: The Girl and the Glim
Graphic Novelties: The Girl and the Glim It's back to school season, so we thought we'd pick up a family-friendly graphic novel this time, and BOY did it deliver! A story about new schools, bullies, magical glowing wisps and evil shadow monsters, this book might be a little scary for the smallest of readers, but it offers a lot of joy and beautiful graphics for a younger age group.
27 minutes | Sep 3, 2022
Episode 182 - Key Issues: The Power of Family
Key Issues: The Power of Family The long-standing trope in comics has always been the death or demise of family - from Spider-Man's tragic loss of Uncle Ben, to Superman's whole dang planet exploding, a lack of family has often been a crutch for plot development. But lately, superheros are not only situated within happy families, but those relationships help provide major forward momentum for their heroism. We are BIG fans of keeping it in the family.
16 minutes | Aug 26, 2022
Episode 181 - Graphic Novelties: Summer Fires
Graphic Novelties: Summer Fires Summer may be winding down for us, but in Summer Fires, by Giulia Sagramola, we get to start the summer all over again... the summer of two-thousand-(insert mumbled date here). But in all fairness, this story of youthful awakening, sisterhood, and learning to drive is a beautiful story set to beautiful color shading. The fires burn hot, but nothing burns hotter than adolescence.
34 minutes | Aug 12, 2022
Episode 180 - REEL EXTRA: The Sandman (Netflix Series)
Reel Extra: The Sandman From beautiful visuals, to incredible effects, to brilliant casting and dynamic portrayals, this is one of those adaptations we'll be talking about for a LONG time. Hey, HBOMax, if you need some advice... maybe you should be chatting up Netflix?
11 minutes | Aug 5, 2022
Episode 179 - Cover B 2022 State of the Union
Cover B 2022 State of the Union This may not be the episode you were expecting, but we promise only good will come of it! We're changing things up with a format change, added blogs to our website, and even more content to our socials. It's an exciting time for Cover B!
36 minutes | Jul 12, 2022
Episode 178 - REEL EXTRA: Thor: Love and Thunder
Reel Extra: Thor: Love and Thunder This movie had one heck of a hype train behind it! Now that it's here, we've taken it upon ourselves to step out of summer break just to tell you that it's.... fine. Yep. It's... a movie... Damnit, Taika.
42 minutes | Jul 2, 2022
Episode 177 - Supernatural Noir, Artists Rights, Digital Influence
Weekly Pull Highlights Sins of the Black Flamingo #1 Public Domain #1 Mindset #1 We're about to go on summer break for a month, but we're wrapping up this season of standard episode with three fantastic books, including a flamboyant noir, an attack on the MCU, and a venture capitalist getting offed with a fire extinguisher. What a week to go out on!
17 minutes | Jun 28, 2022
Episode 176 - Graphic Novelties: Azimut
Graphic Novelties: Azimut This is one of the most clever, creative, inventive titles we've read in a very, very long time. A fantasy story that's not afraid to play with surealism, post-modernism, and utter chaos, this book has a little something for everyone. It's a big chongus of a read, too! Go get it! Go get it now!!
23 minutes | Jun 18, 2022
Episode 175 - Surprise Necromancy, Weepy Wrestling, Tony Mashedpotatoes
Weekly Pull Highlights Do A Powerbomb #1 A Calculated Man #1 We're working so hard to get back to a normal schedule, but as you can tell from Tee's voice, it's been easier said than done. But this week has a couple excellent new books, both with constant surprises around every page turn. Boom - necromancy out of nowhere! This is why we love comics.
41 minutes | Jun 10, 2022
Episode 174 - Celtic Mythology, Superhero Set Pieces, Independent Ivy
Weekly Pull Highlights Astronaut Down #1 The Ballad of Ronan #1 Aquaman: Andromeda #1 Poison Ivy #1 Alright, so we might sound raspy and kind of groggy... but it's only because we are. Despite the illness among us, we're powering through because this week had some excellent comics we didn't want you to miss out on, including TWO whole books from DC worth mentioning!
22 minutes | Jun 4, 2022
Episode 173 - Surprise Doctor, Post-Arthurian, Rock 'Em & Sock 'Em
Weekly Pull Highlights Triskele #1 Neverender #1 We're back, baby! And with a couple excellent indie titles about being swept onto adventure without ever seeing it coming.
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