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The Comic Shack
86 minutes | May 9, 2013
28: Men of Iron and Steel
Moisés and John talk about Free Comic Book Day, Iron Man 3, and Man of Steel, along with good jumping-on points for Iron Man and Superman comics via TPBs and hardcovers. Make sure to listen to the After Dark, where we plot future topics for the show!
83 minutes | Mar 1, 2013
27: Joker at the Front Door
John Gholson from GuttersandPanels.com joins Moisés to begin our 77-part mega-crossover-Bat-series by discussing some of the best stories to read if you want to get into Batman...aka NOT Dark Knight Returns. *Program Note: Moisés erroneously claims Batman Inc (New 52) has been collected already. LYING (unintentionally). See the Comic Shack Reading List linked in the shownotes for more.
71 minutes | Feb 18, 2013
An After Dark for another show (Screen Time 26) suddenly mutates into a full-on trip by The Shack with 70Decibels's Myke Hurley. We go from talking about his go-to reads to how we compile our personal "SuperTeams" of the characters and stories we follow.
82 minutes | Feb 9, 2013
25: Taste the Hulk Rainbow
On top of being a huge fan of The Hulk, John Gholson publishes Gutters and Panels and writes a column for Movies.com. With the news that the Marvel Movies plan to tackle Planet Hulk and World War Hulk, we look at the best ways to "jump on" with the not-so-jolly Jade Giant, in all his green and purple glory. Apologies for audio issues. SHACK SMASH SKYPE. From Peter David and Bill Mantlo to Harlan Ellison, John Byrne, and the great Greg Pak, we pick out the best bits of Hulk lore to dive into. Check the shownotes links for an article that compiles and summarizes all of these recommendations in one place.
89 minutes | Jan 11, 2013
24: Dark and Weird
Moisés and Dan welcome Andy Ihnatko to talk about Superior Spider-Man #1, symbiotic storylines, and jumping on points for characters that are multiple decades old.
97 minutes | Jan 4, 2013
23: Lying Cat is My Spirit Animal
Merlin Mann joins Moisés to talk about Saga while Dan screens live calls. They inevitably talk a little bit about X-Men, "comics that never end", and the precise/exact/nebulous/opaque thing/things that they love about Saga, and why you should read it. Get ready for your "to read" list to expand exponentially into quantum space, as Moisés, Merlin, and our listeners also talk about loads of the best modern limited-run maxi-series, including Y: The Last Man, Transmetropolitan, Locke & Key, and seventeen dozen other great reads that start and end, with no revivals, reboots, Next Generations, or Summer Crossover Events. Sometimes it's a great thing when things just...end.
64 minutes | Dec 27, 2012
22: Heaven Looks a Lot Like Queens
SPOILERS ABOUND! Moisés and Dan* are joined by "The Incomparable" Jason Snell (host of 5by5's The Incomparable!) to discuss the Spiderverse-shaking events contained in Amazing Spider-Man #700 and Avenging Spider-Man #15.1. We start spoilers early and often, so read those before listening, and beware golden octobots. Hear Dan refuse to contain his rage and indignation, Jason complain (again?!) about One More Day, and Moisés have panic attacks over the Clone Saga. Three Spider-fans enter, but will they end the show saying "Spider-Fan No More"?! *This is the New52/MarvelNOW-ish reboot premiere of Comic Shack V2, but we didn't renumber because we aren't slaves to cruel commerce. NUFF SAID!
56 minutes | Nov 3, 2012
21: Star Wars Comics
Jim talks about the significant impact Star Wars has had on his life. He then delves into a discussion of the Marvel and Dark Horse comics, followed by some quick recommendations for comics based on toy lines and other media tie-ins.
98 minutes | Oct 25, 2012
20: Intergalactic Quatrain
Alex Jarvis (@AlxJrvs), Editor-In-Chief of spandexless.com, joins Jim to provide a detailed overview of Green Lantern. Learn about the origins of the characters who become protectors of Sector 2814, The Guardians of the Universe, Oa, the Lantern oaths, and much more!
80 minutes | Oct 18, 2012
19: A Granola Bar and a Bottle of Imodium
Jim talks with 'The Weekly Longbox' co-host Todd Rowker (@RowkerTheJoker) about attending conventions, collecting sketches, autographs, Doctor Who, and more!
77 minutes | Oct 11, 2012
18: Multiverse Crossover
This week, Leonard Chikarason (@LFChikarason) from 'The Weekly Longbox' podcast joins Jim to talk about his favorite comics and all the latest industry news.
58 minutes | Sep 27, 2012
17: Comic Book Video Games
Jim Metzendorf is joined in studio by two of his friends, David Moore and Steve Johnson, to talk about comic book inspired video games.
47 minutes | Sep 20, 2012
16: Classic Storylines
Jim dons his cape for a solo adventure this week as he explores classic comic book storylines. Using a list compiled by comicbookresources.com of the top 100 stories as a starting point, Jim picks his favorite 15. The catch? Only issues from ongoing series are discussed here—no minis or alternate reality tales.
73 minutes | Sep 13, 2012
Jim Metzendorf is joined this week by Alex Jarvis (@alxjrvs) of Spandexless.com to talk about non-superhero comics and a whole lot more!
63 minutes | Sep 6, 2012
14: Listener Questions
This week, Jim and Moisés Chiullan (@moiseschiu) answer listener questions about comic book collecting, history, recommended reading, and more!
80 minutes | Aug 30, 2012
13: The Dark Knight
Jim Metzendorf is joined this week by gourmet cook and Batman aficionado Jay Thrash (@jaythrash) to talk about The Dark Knight Rises and the many parallels to Frank Miller's Batman: The Dark Knight Returns and other tales of Gotham's favorite vigilante.
125 minutes | Aug 23, 2012
12: The Holofoil Age of Comics
This week, Jim and Moisés Chiullan (@moiseschiu) examine the landmark eras of American comic books. You've probably heard terms like Golden Age, Silver Age, Bronze, etc... Learn when they occurred and what comic books characters and stories define them!
66 minutes | Aug 16, 2012
11: The Green Dude Who Kills Stuff
Jim is joined by Moisés Chiullan (@moiseschiu) discuss the passing of comics legend Joe Kubert, and fundraising efforts for the Hero Initiative by Jack Kirby's granddaughter. They also get you caught up on all the latest Marvel NOW! news and more!
130 minutes | Aug 9, 2012
10: Rehearsed Hipsterisms
This week, Jim is joined by special guest Faith Korpi (@faitherina) from Geek Friday! They discuss her favorite comics, comic book movies, TV shows, and much more!
82 minutes | Aug 3, 2012
9: Concatenation of Severed Heads
This week, Jim and Moisés Chiullan talk about comics they've been reading recently, including Captain Marvel #1, Batman: Earth One, and X-Treme X-Men #1. They also dive headfirst into the basics of comic book grading, bags and boards, and storage conditions. Special Note: There are a few audio hiccups in the first 18 minutes of the show. Thanks to a Skype crash, we had to resort to a backup recording that was less than ideal.
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