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9 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 024: Doctor Strange: Marvel’s Magical Mystery Tour
We appreciate everyone sticking with us through this long hiatus but are planning our return even as we speak, with a bunch of new goodies and an updated format. In the meantime, here’s a brief primer on Marvel’s Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Strange — just so you can go into the movie knowing what you’re getting yourself into.
50 minutes | 5 years ago
Episode 023: Luke Cage: Marvel’s Bulletproof Black Man
Marvel’s new Netflix series Luke Cage drops next week, so we delve into the history of the hero for hire, spectacularly bad costume and all. Hosted by: Chris Youngblood: @Chrisyoungest Hannah Mezzell: @HannahMezzell Ryan Hamm: @RyanECHamm Tyler Huckabee: @TylerHuckabee Connect with Gradient: Web ... www.Gradient.is Twitter ... @gradientdotis Facebook ... /gradientdotis NOTES: Supergirl is on Netflix now, so you can watch it if you want to! We probably won’t. http://netflixlife.com/2016/08/09/when-will-supergirl-season-1-be-on-netflix/ Each of the 50 states is getting its own Avenger. One more reason it’s great to be an American: http://www.cbr.com/50-u-s-avengers-variants-designate-every-state-an-avenge Deathstroke is going to be the bad guy in the next Batman movie, and Joe Manganiello is going to play him. Who really cares, just make a good DC movie, please. http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2016/09/08/joe-manganiello-will-play-deathstroke-in-ben-afflecks-batman-movie/
62 minutes | 5 years ago
Episode 022: The Vision: Marvel’s OK Computer
This week, we talk about the Avengers’ resident synthesized humanoid android, The Vision, and how he blurred the lines between computers and humanity long before Siri was trying to. Hosted by: Chris Youngblood: @Chrisyoungest Hannah Mezzell: @HannahMezzell Ryan Hamm: @RyanECHamm Tyler Huckabee: @TylerHuckabee Connect with Gradient: Web ... www.Gradient.is Twitter ... @gradientdotis Facebook ... /gradientdotis SHOW NOTES: Zendaya is going to be Mary Jane Watson in the new Spider-Man movies! http://www.torontosun.com/2016/08/23/spider-man-homecoming-stan-lee-endorses-zendaya-as-mary-jane-watson The new Luke Cage Netflix series is going to take place during Daredevil season two. http://screenrant.com/luke-cage-season-1-daredevil-season-2-connection/ Joss Whedon is maybe going to direct a Supergirl/Flash musical crossover or something? http://variety.com/2016/tv/news/the-flash-supergirl-musical-crossover-arrow-legends-of-tomorrow-dolph-lundgren-1201835643/ Josh Schwartz will be producing the Runaways for Hulu:
47 minutes | 5 years ago
Episode 021: Harley Quinn: The Joke’s on You
Last week, Suicide Squad introduced Harley Quinn to the big screen, and although Margot Robbie’s performance is very good, the movie missed out on what an interesting, complicated character Harley really is. Hosted by: Chris Youngblood:@Chrisyoungest Hannah Mezzell: @HannahMezzell Ryan Hamm: @RyanECHamm Tyler Huckabee:@TylerHuckabee Connect with Gradient: Web ... www.Gradient.is Twitter ... @gradientdotis Facebook ... /gradientdotis SHOW NOTES: There’s a new trailer for Marvel’s Luke Cage, and it looks awesome. http://www.gradient.is/reactions/luke-cage-is-still-bulletproof-in-the-latest-trailer/ Suicide Squad made a lot of money it’s first day, and then it stopped making money altogether. http://www.slashfilm.com/suicide-squad-box-office/ ‘Man of Steel 2’ is happening, no duh. http://www.thewrap.com/warner-bros-puts-man-of-steel-sequel-into-active-development-exclusive/
29 minutes | 5 years ago
Sidekick: Suicide Squad: Brohemian Crapsody
Tyler and Chris are joined by special non-nerd guest Alyssa McNally to talk about what in the hell went wrong with ‘Suicide Squad’. Spoiler-free, not that there’s much to spoil anyway! Hosted by: @TylerHuckabee @Chrisyoungest @Alyssaamcnally
59 minutes | 5 years ago
Episode 020: Miles Morales: Along Came Another Spider
For superheroes to stay fresh and relevant, they have to be updated for new generations to discover. And never has that impulse been bolder than with Miles Morales’, Marvel’s new Spider-Man. Hosted by: Chris Youngblood: @ChrisYoungest Hannah Mezzell: @HannahMezzell Ryan Hamm: @RyanECHamm Tyler Huckabee: @TylerHuckabee Connect with Gradient: Web ... www.Gradient.is Twitter ... @gradientdotis Facebook ... /gradientdotis SHOW NOTES: There is a LOT of news this week, so let’s dive in! We had a Wonder Woman trailer, and it’s pretty good! https://youtu.be/AM0NHRFgRHo We had a Justice League trailer, and it’s not so good. https://youtu.be/fIHH5-HVS9o We had a Luke Cage trailer, and it’s pretty good! https://youtu.be/Ymw5uvViqPU We had an Iron Fist trailer, and it’s sort of meh. https://youtu.be/QCSPda7xQ3s Brie Larsen is going to be Captain Marvel! https://twitter.com/brielarson/status/757042695537774592?lang=en Kurt Russell is going to be in Guardian of the Galaxy 2 with Sylvester Stallone! http://www.cinemablend.com/news/153
59 minutes | 5 years ago
Episode 019: Nova: Marvel’s reminder that comics are for kids
In the 1970s, Marvel started to get concerned that their comics had gotten so focused on big issues that their original audience, kids, had been forgotten. They came up with a solution, and his name was Nova. Hosted by: Tyler Huckabee: @TylerHuckabee Hannah Mezzell: @HannahMezzell Ryan Hamm: @RyanECHamm Chris Youngblood: @ChrisYoungest Connect with Gradient: Web ... www.Gradient.is Twitter ... @gradientdotis Facebook ... /gradientdotis SHOW NOTES: Marvel has announced its new line of comics, and some of them look pretty good! http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/full-marvel-now-2-point-0-lineup-promo-art-leaks-online Oh joy, Zack Snyder helped write Wonder Woman. http://io9.gizmodo.com/the-wonder-woman-movie-was-written-by-zack-snyder-alla-1783512963 Fox is getting a TV show based in the X-Men universe, and that’s about all we know: http://io9.gizmodo.com/fox-cancels-hellfire-but-adds-another-marvel-mutant-sho-1783544738 Thor: Ragnarok got the Lord of the Rings set designer to handle its own set design. http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/lord-of-the-rings-art-director-to-helm-production-design-on-thor-ragnarok BONUS: The new Iron Man is Iron Maiden: http://www.gradient.is/reactions/meet-marvels-new-iron-man-a-teen-black-girl-named-riri/
58 minutes | 5 years ago
Episode 018: Lois Lane: Saving Superman
For as long as there have been superheroes who floated down from heaven like gods, there have been the mortals they mingled with who fought against them, praised them, were saved by them and, in the case of Lois Lane, loved them. Here’s the story of the first woman in superhero comics, and how she’s become a superhero in her own right. Hosted by: Chris Youngblood: @ChrisYoungest Hannah Mezzell: @HannahMezzell Ryan Hamm: @RyanECHamm Tyler Huckabee: @TylerHuckabee Connect with Gradient: Web ... www.Gradient.is Twitter ... @gradientdotis Facebook ... /gradientdotis Show Notes: Captain America: Steve Rogers #2 is out and apparently Captain America is not a [spoiler], as was previous reported. It’s all sort of complicated. http://io9.gizmodo.com/why-captain-america-is-saying-hail-hydra-1782809869 Speaking of Captain America, Nick Spencer’s issue of Captain America: Sam Wilson #10 is very thoughtful and poignant, no matter what Hannah says. https://www.comixology.com/Captain-America-Sam-Wilson-2015-10/digital-comic/360771?ref=c2VhcmNoL2luZGV4L2Rlc2t0b3Avc2xpZGVyTGlzdC9pdGVtU2xpZGVy Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is on the cover Alpha Flight this month. Looking good, Prime Minister! http://www.comicbookreso
34 minutes | 5 years ago
Episode 017: The No-Hannah News Roundup
Our co-host Hannah got tied up at the last minute, so here’s just a shorter episode detailing some of the week’s biggest news items in superhero culture, including our thoughts on the big Spider-Man casting news, early reports about the upcoming ‘Justice League’ movie and the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ sequel. We’ll be back next week with a full episode. Hosted by: Tyler Huckabee: @TylerHuckabee Ryan Hamm: @RyanECHamm Chris Youngblood: @ChrisYoungest Connect with Gradient: Web ... www.Gradient.is Twitter ... @gradientdotis Facebook ... /gradientdotis SHOW NOTES: i09 visited the set of ‘Justice League’ and it sure sounds like Zack Snyder wants this DC movie to basically be a Marvel movie: http://io9.gizmodo.com/on-the-set-of-justice-league-the-movie-that-wants-to-s-1782290344 Donald Glover and Hannibal Buress were both cast in the upcoming ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’. How nice for them. http://variety.com/2016/film/news/spider-man-homecoming-hannibal-buress-1201799535/ We still don’t know much about ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’, but it’s done filming. Good job, everyone! You’ve earned a break. http://collider.com/guardians-of-the-galaxy-2-synopsis-marvel/ So, the big bad guy in the Defenders Netflix series may be Sata-uhhh, Mephisto. Good luck, Defenders!
70 minutes | 5 years ago
Episode 016: Where to Start Reading When You Don’t Know Where to Start Reading
The most common question we get is where to start reading comics books so, on this episode, we make it easy. 21 popular superheroes. 21 places to get started. Links to all our recommendations are below! Hosted by: Tyler Huckabee: @TylerHuckabee Hannah Mezzell: @HannahMezzell Ryan Hamm: @RyanECHamm Chris Youngblood: @ChrisYoungest Connect with Gradient: Web ... www.Gradient.is Twitter ... @gradientdotis Facebook ... /gradientdotis SHOW NOTES: Hannah went to MegaCon and she met the guy who played Foggy and Stan Lee, but she didn’t talk to Frank Miller, obviously: http://megaconvention.com/ JK Simmons is bulking up for his role as Commissioner Gordon. Looking good, JK! http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/06/09/how-j-k-simmons-got-jacked-by-zac-efron-s-abs-trainer.html Nick Spencer is getting death threats for making Captain America a bad guy. Guys, you can be mad at Nick Spencer, but handle it like an adult, please. http://www.bleedingcool.com/2016/05/25/captain-america-writer-nick-spencer-gets-death-threats-on-social-media/ Injustice 2 is coming. There’s a trailer and everything. https://youtu.be/hX0
25 minutes | 5 years ago
Sidekick: ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ is not as terrible as we x-pected
Tyler and Chris chat about ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ which is not great, but not as bad as they x-pected. Hosted by: Tyler: @TylerHuckabee Chris: @ChrisYoungest
61 minutes | 5 years ago
Episode 015: Magneto: Marvel’s Best Villain
With ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ landing this week, we take a look at one of Marvel’s oldest and best villains: Magneto, and why he doesn’t truly fit the villain mold. Hosted by: Tyler Huckabee: @TylerHuckabee Hannah Mezzell: @HannahMezzell Ryan Hamm: @RyanECHamm Chris Youngblood: @ChrisYoungest Connect with Gradient: Web ... www.Gradient.is Twitter ... @gradientdotis Facebook ... /gradientdotis SHOW NOTES: Hannah’s headed to Orlando’s MegaCon this week, to join Stan Lee’s mob of fans and be the guy who plays Foggy’s only fan: http://megaconvention.com/ Chris really loves the new Superman comic, Superman: American Alien. http://www.dccomics.com/comics/superman-american-alien-2015/superman-american-alien-1 Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin is *maybe* (but probably not) going to be in the new Spider-Man movie where HE ...would ...TALK ...like this: http://www.gamesradar.com/spider-man-homecoming-vincent-donofrio-talks-kingpin-rumours/ Marvel’s Black Panther movie is getting a stacked cast that includes just about everyone you could want in a Black Panther movie, except for John Boyega:
59 minutes | 5 years ago
Episode 014: Spider-Man: Amazing Power. Amazing Responsibility.
After a totally fire turn in Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man is a star again. But for nearly as long as he’s been around, the wall crawler has been Marvel’s most recognizable figure. He’s become so popular, in fact, that it’s easy to forget just how revolutionary he was when he first appeared. Hosted by: Alyce Youngblood: @alyceyoungblood Chris Youngblood: @Chrisyoungest Tyler Huckabee: @TylerHuckabee Connect with Gradient: Web ... www.Gradient.is Twitter ... @gradientdotis Facebook ... /gradientdotis Show notes: Marvel’s launching a brand new video series to educate comic readers about their characters. Stay in your lane, Marvel. http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/7364702/run-the-jewels-marvel-black-panther-video-series Captain America: Civil War made all the money last week. Nobody else made any money, because it all went to Civil War. http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Captain-America-Civil-War-Just-Crossed-Its-First-Major-Box-Office-Milestone-130337.html The first X-Men: Apocalypse reviews are in, and they are, to quote one review, mostly X-Meh. http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/x_men_apocalypse/
24 minutes | 5 years ago
Sidekick: ‘Captain America: Civil War’: Now THAT’S a superhero movie
Hosted by: Tyler: @TylerHuckabee Ryan: @RyanECHamm Hannah: @HannahMezzell Connect with Gradient: Web ... www.Gradient.is Twitter ... @gradientdotis Facebook ... /gradientdotis Show Notes: In this short Sidekick, we give our takes on ‘Captain America: Civil War’. We talk spoilers, so listen at your own risk!
61 minutes | 5 years ago
Episode 013: Civil War: Marvel’s Patriot Act
With Captain America: Civil War dropping into theaters this week, we take a look at the comic book event that inspired the movie, and how Marvel’s “Civil War” reflects one of the oldest tensions in American history: the one between liberty and security. Hosted by: Tyler: @TylerHuckabee Ryan: @RyanECHamm Hannah: @HannahMezzell Connect with Gradient: Web ... www.Gradient.is Twitter ... @gradientdotis Facebook ... /gradientdotis Show Notes: X-Men: Apocalypse director Bryan Singer defended his movie from all the mean things people are saying about it. Guys, you’ve got to be nicer to Bryan Singer: http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/05/02/x-men-director-bryan-singer-addresses-apocalypse-backlash Scott Snyder’s take on Batman has been as wonderful as Zack Snyder’s was disastrous. His incredible run on Batman comics has come to a perfect close: http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/batmans-gotham-was-scott-snyder-greg-capullo
58 minutes | 5 years ago
Episode 012: The Joker: When Your Shadows Laugh Back
The Joker is easily the most enduring comic book villain of all time, and maybe that’s because his longstanding rivalry with the Batman is something much deeper than simple animosity—and much more recognizable. Hosted by: Tyler ... @tylerhuckabee Ryan ... @RyanECHamm Connect with Gradient: Web ... Gradient.is Twitter ... @gradientdotis Facebook ... /gradientdotis Show notes: The trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse has a cameo that’s sort of a surprise, but it also be surprising if this character didn’t show up in an X-Men movie. http://www.gradient.is/reactions/the-new-x-men-apocalypse-trailer-brings-in-a-little-help/ The Inhumans movie got dropped from Marvel’s calendar, which probably upsets the five people who deeply cared about an Inhumans movie: http://wegotthiscovered.com/movies/is-this-why-inhumans-was-really-taken-off-marvels-slate/ We talk a lot about The Killing Joke in this episode, and you can buy the entire bo
58 minutes | 5 years ago
Episode 011: Ms. Marvel: An All-American Hero
At least four characters have had the name Ms. Marvel throughout the history of Marvel Comics, but the most recent one is Kamalah Kahn, the New Jersey teen who became Marvel’s first Muslim superhero to star in her own series. Hosted by: Tyler ... @tylerhuckabee Ryan ... @RyanECHamm Hannah ... @HannahMezzell Connect with Gradient: Web ... Gradient.is Twitter ... @gradientdotis Facebook ... /gradientdotis Show Notes: The trailer for Doctor Strange features all sorts of metaphysical wizardry, some very Inception-y visuals and bald Tilda Swinton. http://www.gradient.is/reactions/the-first-trailer-for-doctor-strange-will-see-you-now/ No matter how bad the Joker would actually be in real life, Jared Leto pretending to be the Joker is worse. http://www.avclub.com/article/hanging-out-jared-letos-joker-sounds-it-was-awful-227481 Moon Knight #1 is the hero we need and deserve:
62 minutes | 5 years ago
Episode 010: The Flash: DC’s Anti-Antihero
Just ahead of the The Flash’s midseason return, we take a look at the Flash’s very weird history in the comics, and how he became not only the first truly grownup superhero, but has often been the most human one. Hosted by: Tyler ... @tylerhuckabee Ryan ... @RyanECHamm Hannah ... @HannahMezzell Chris ... @chrisyoungest Connect with Gradient: Web ... Gradient.is Twitter ... @gradientdotis Facebook ... /gradientdotis Show Notes: Marvel has released a ton of new clips from Captain America: Civil War. Check them out at the link or be like us and choose to just wait and see the whole thing in the theater: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BQnCIR_deQ The new Suicide Squad trailer looks pretty good! https://youtu.be/HWvzhfI4SuM
57 minutes | 5 years ago
Episode 009: Black Panther: More than Just Marvel’s First Black Superhero
This week, Ta-Nehisi Coates relaunched Marvel’s Black Panther, catapulting Marvel’s first black superhero into the national spotlight. But it’s far from the first time Black Panther has been near the center of black America’s fight for equality –– This week, Doctor Strange wrapped filming, and some truly delightful GIF’s leaked from the set: http://bit.ly/1S3eNaR Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice had a great opening week at the box office, followed by the largest drop in Hollywood history. That “dark” enough for you, Zack Snyder? http://bit.ly/1Wdj8Z5 Anybody with the slightest interest in superhero movies or just filmmaking in general ought to enjoy this conversation between Richard Donner and Christopher Nolan: http://bit.ly/1UFRUKZ -- You can find more podcasts like this over at Gradient.is.
55 minutes | 5 years ago
Episode 008: Wonder Woman: Born Liberated
On the heels of Batman v. Superman we explore the third member of DC’s Trinity, Wonder Woman, and her role as one of the iconic female superhero of the last 75 years and how she’s weathered decades of stereotypical treatment. –– Do you love Chris Pratt as much as we apparently do and want to have lunch with him on the set of Guardians of the Galaxy 2? http://bit.ly/1VTLEyK Deadpool officially takes the top spot for highest grossing R-rated film worldwide, ousting Ryan’s favorite movie The Matrix Reloaded from #1: http://www.gradient.is/reactions/well-deadpool-is-the-highest-grossing-r-rated-movie-of-all-time/ Writers and artists are coming together to celebrate Captain America’s 75th anniversary this week: http://bit.ly/1omtyb7 Have you been wanting a starting point for DC Comics. Last week they announced details to give “Rebirth” to their entire comic book line: http://bit.ly/1pL0smw -- You can find more podcasts like this over at Gradient.is.
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