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Two geeks separated by an ocean discuss the latest news in comics, film, TV, video games, and all things nerdy!
Apr 17, 2022
Episdoe 91 - Blade Runner: Origins Vol 1
On this episode, we spend quite a bit of time talking about our trip to New York! It is official, the GU crew has FINALLY met in person! In addition to Mark and Jasmin meeting, they also met up with some fellow podcast nerds including Phable, Big Herm, and K! We hung out, bought comics together, crashed a live show, went to a bar, and ended the night with $1 pizza in the rain! Tracklist: 2:00 - A recap of Mark and Jasmin meeting for the first time and hanging out in NYC!! 9:13 - We also had a nerdy podcast meet-up with Phable, Big Herm, and K! 39:00 - Blade Runner: Origins Vol 1 review You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or if you would like to support us you can donate to our KoFi or become a Patron.
1 hr 15 min
Apr 10, 2022
Episode 90 - Morbius Review
Guess what? By the time this episode drops, Mark and Jasmin will have FINALLY met in person! That's right, after meeting online and working on a GU website back in 2013, the Geeks Unleashed are going to be face-to-face! In this episode we take a look at another entry into the Sony Spider-Man Shared Universe with Morbius. We also talked about what we've been watching (Jasmin: Sasaki & Miyano, Kotaro Lives Alone; Mark: The Batman) where we've been, and we play a little live action vampire themed versus! Tracklist: 23:51 - a live vs battle! We've selected random vampires to battle against each other to see who would win. Let us know what you think about our choices! 28:18 - Morbius review You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or if you would like to support us you can donate to our KoFi or become a Patron.
1 hr 14 min
Apr 5, 2022
Episode 89 - The King’s Man review
Is this, perhaps, our shortest episode ever? That alone should tell you everything you need to know about our thoughts on The King's Man. Tracklist: 0:47 - Where we've been traveling! Jasmin was adventuring in South Africa while Mark was cruising in Bruges. 6:59 - What we've been watching and/or reading 13:05 - The Oscar's slap heard 'round the world 19:57 - The King's Man review Our apologies for the audio quality this week! You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or if you would like to support us you can donate to our KoFi or become a Patron.
Mar 13, 2022
Episode 88 - Peacemaker Season 1
For the first time in a long time, we've rated this series the same! The jokes landed, the chemistry with the cast was off the charts, and it was all wrapped up in a violent, profanity laden bow! Spoiler: we LOVED Peacemaker! Tracklist: 1:18 - What we've been watching (Jasmin - Sasaki & Miyano and Salaryman's Club; Mark finally finished all of Power) 11:59 - Blind reaction to Obi-Wan Kenobi trailer 19:17 - Walking Dead spin-off, Isle of the Dead, set to premiere in 2023 and will follow Negan and Maggie 28:24 - Peacemaker season 1 review You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or if you would like to support us you can donate to our KoFi or become a Patron.
1 hr 13 min
Mar 6, 2022
Episode 87 - A Discovery of Witches The Final Season Review
OMG, we're BACK again! Yes, after several weeks off because of life happenings, Mark and Jasmin are back to poddin'! We talk about what we've been up to over the past six weeks and cover a few pieces of news. Then we dive in to the final season of A Discovery of Witches and see if any of our predictions from Season 2 came true. Tracklist: 8:44 - What have we been up to while on hiatus! 20:10 - I Am Legend moving forward with sequel starring Will Smith and Michael B. Jordan 28:43 - Hulu doing an Alien film that is "unconnected to the previous films," Fede Alvarez set to direct 33:12 - A Discovery of Witches - The Final Chapter review You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or if you would like to support us you can donate to our KoFi or become a Patron.
1 hr 7 min
Jan 30, 2022
Episode 86 - Ghostbusters Afterlife Review
This week, we're catching up! We talk about what we're reading and watching, go over a bit of news, and then dive into another nostalgic feature as we discuss Ghostbusters Afterlife. Tracklist: 2:05 - What have we been up to this week (Jasmin read hilariously inappropriate D*ck Fight Island; Mark is continuing to watch Power and picked up She-Hulk #1) 13:38 - Netflix announced new casting for the live action He-Man film 19:30 - Jason Momoa rumored to be joining The Fast and Furious franchise for Fast 10 25:58 - More MCU rumors! Tom Cruise as Iron Man? Andrew Garfield and another Spidey film? 32:23 - Ghostbusters Afterlife review You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or if you would like to support us you can donate to our KoFi or become a Patron.
1 hr 17 min
Jan 23, 2022
Episode 85 - Scream 5
We are back to talk about one our ALL TIME FAVORITE franchises! But before we get into Scream 5, we go through live trailer reactions for Moon Knight and Picard season 2, and we'll also catch up on what else we've been watching this week. Tracklist: 3:02 - Catching up on the week (Jasmin's been watching Ranking of Kings and Mark has moved on to season 2 of Power.) 9:17 - Moon Knight reaction trailer 16:06 - Picard season 2 reaction trailer 21:38 - Scream 5 review - We go over some trivia, talk about the new rules, legacy characters vs newbies, best death scene, how this film fixes most of the mistakes from the 4th film, and where we'd like to see the franchise go from here! You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or if you would like to support us you can donate to our KoFi or become a Patron.
1 hr 30 min
Jan 18, 2022
Episode 84 - 2022’s Most Anticipated List
We are BACK to our regularly scheduled geekery as we catch up on what we binged over the holidays, talk about a few news bits that have us excited, and dive into the things we're looking forward to so far in 2022! Tracklist: 2:19 - What we caught up on over the holidays (Tokyo Revengers, The Silent Sea, Power, The Matrix: Resurrections) 16:39 - The return of Justified, new mini series Justified: City Primeval 22:27 - Talks of a Quantum Leap revival from the showrunners of La Brea 27:00 - Most anticipated comics of 2022 (so far). Mark picked some floppies and a trade, while Jasmin picked some webtoons and manga 35:41 - Most anticipated TV of 2022. Mark picked all streamers and Jasmin anime (duh) and a couple of network shows 52:49 - Most anticipated movies of 2022. Mark is holding out for two DC flicks while Jasmin is excited about a Sony showing! 1:04:48 - Most anticipated game of 2022. We both picked PS exclusives! Shocker for Jasmin since she's bigger on Xbox. You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or if you would like to support us you can donate to our KoFi or become a Patron.
1 hr 12 min
Jan 12, 2022
Episode 83 - GU Conversations - A Mental Health Check-in
TW/CW Happy 2022! We are back and the gang's all here! This episode is a special, intentional deviation from our norm and we hope you'll give this a listen if you're a newbie or a regular. Mark, Jasmin, and Stephen sit down to talk about our mental health during the pandemic. What kind of things popped up for us, what measures we've put in place to work our way out of it, and how general geekery and pop culture have helped us keep our sanity as we move into this third calendar year of a global pandemic. Our best advice? Talk about it! Talk to a professional, talk to some friends or family, or find your people online (like we did) and talk to them. We get a little serious, we have a few laughs, but mostly we're grateful that we were able to open up to receiving the help we needed. Some resources: In the UK: - Samaritans - Call: 0800 689 5652 - Shout Crisis Text Line - Text SHOUT to 85258 In the US: - National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - Call: 1-800-273-8255 - Crisis Text Line - Text HELLO to 741741 International - Check this link. You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or if you would like to support us you can donate to our KoFi or become a Patron.
1 hr 21 min
Dec 23, 2021
Late to the Party Book Club - Episode 13 - Scott Pilgrim Vol 2
We have decided that Scott Pilgrim will henceforth be known as a Christmas book. No, we will not be taking questions on the matter. In fact, we hope you'll join us next year as we cover volume 3 in December 2022! In great spirit, as always, we were joined by Rockin' Robbie (who has also been co-opted into this new tradition) to help us get through Scott Pilgrim Vol 2: Scott Pilgrim vs The World! Tracklist: 5:51 - Thoughts on the artwork 21:13 - How's the video game boss progression for the evil exes 31:55 - Favorite gag from vol 2 35:42 - What's the significance of The Clash at Demonshead 48:15 - Our favorite alt/rock bands of the 90s 54:13 - Any essential comic books Robbie would recommend You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or if you would like to support us you can donate to our KoFi or become a Patron.
Dec 21, 2021
Episode 82 - Best of 2021 Year End Show (With Guests!)
Wrapping up another year of podcasting! For this year's year end extravaganza, we decided we would chop it up with some of the friends we've picked up along this journey. We were joined by Amir and K from Paperbacks & Soundtracks and Phable and Big Herm from The PCP Bad Batch. Be sure to check out their shows as well! Thanks so much, especially to all of our listeners! Thank you for the downloads, the likes, the comments, and for buying us some comics as well! We definitely appreciate the love and are looking forward to what 2022 will bring geekdom! Tracklist: 9:00 - Best Comic of 2021 28:17 - Best TV Series of 2021 47:28 - Best Animated Series of 2021 59:38 - Best Movie of 2021 1:14:45 - Best Album of 2021 This was originally a live YouTube broadcast, so our apologies for the audio quality! You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or if you would like to support us you can donate to our KoFi or become a Patreon.
1 hr 35 min
Dec 19, 2021
Episode 81 - Spider-Man: No Way Home (SPOILERS!)
Please do not listen to this episode until AFTER you have seen Spider-Man: No Way Home. As a spidey fan, we want you to be as unspoiled as possible. Tracklist: 5:28 - Brief thoughts and ratings for Homecoming and Far From Home 33:39 - LAST CHANCE TO BE UNSPOILED! We jump into all of our spoilery thoughts on Spider-Man: No Way Home for the rest of the episode You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or if you would like to support us you can donate to our KoFi or become a Patreon.
1 hr 44 min
Dec 12, 2021
Episode 80 - The Amazing Spider-Man Films
We continue our trek down Spidey memory lane as we take a look at the Andrew Garfield era. It was Jasmin's first time seeing both Amazing Spider-Man films while Mark got a revisit, and let's just say some things can be as bad as you remember them to be. Tracklist: 2:21 - Netflix has cancelled live action Cowboy Bebop 7:46 - Christmas prep 8:29 - The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 summaries 28:46 - Overall thoughts and the backstory with Peter's parents 40:39 - Emotional connection in these films 53:47 - Favorite characters and villains 1:02:56 - Who are we excited to see pop up in Spider-Man: No Way Home 1:07:25 - Ratings You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or if you would like to support us you can donate to our KoFi or become a Patreon.
1 hr 16 min
Dec 5, 2021
Episode 79 - Spider-Man Tobey Maguire Trilogy
We have decided to dedicate the entire month of December to Spider-Man! Yes, in the lead up to Spider-Man: No Way Home, we're taking a look back at the films that came before. For this first week of the month, we're going back to 2002 and reviewing Tobey Maguire's run as our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man! Tracklist: 1:56 - Catch up on what we've been watching (Jasmin - Cowboy Bebop live action; Mark - Dexter) 11:30 - Spider-Man (Sam Raimi trilogy) review - 19:55 - Summary of the three films - 30:23 - Overall thoughts on the trilogy as a whole - 44:18 - Why is this trilogy so iconic? - 1:09:26 - Rating the films back then vs now You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or if you would like to support us you can donate to our KoFi or become a Patreon.
1 hr 17 min
Nov 28, 2021
Episode 78 - GU Conversations - Creator and Writer Shawn Pryor
This month, we speak with creator and writer Shawn Pryor! We talk everything from Super Sentai to Action Lab Comics to mental health and we get the inside scoop on the long list of projects Shawn has in the pipeline -- including his latest Kickstarter for Ignition #3! Tracklist: 3:35 - Getting to know Shawn and his comic origin story 18:27 - How did Shawn get into writing sports themed books for kids 25:20 - Writing an RPG for the band Angels & Airwaves 34:49 - How'd Shawn get into the comics industry and Shawn talks about his time building and working within Action Lab Comics 53:54 - Transitioning from comics to getting a literary agent and moving into (traditional) books 1:01:20 - Ignition #3 Kickstarter 1:15:34 - Shawn's essential graphic novel recommendation: Black Sad You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or if you would like to support us you can donate to our KoFi or become a Patreon.
1 hr 20 min
Nov 21, 2021
Episode 77 - Y: The Last Man Season 1
We are joined once again by Verno from The Cerebros Podcast! We take some time to get to know Verno before jumping into the episode where we cover the latest Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer. Then we've got a mixed bad as we discuss the FX on Hulu series, Y: The Last Man. Tracklist: 1:43 - New Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer reaction and expectations for the film 13:25 - Verno's secret comic origin 20:52 - How did The Cerebros Podcast come to be? 29:29 - Transitioning from podcasting to YouTube 39:59 - Best thing you've seen or read in 2021? 53:07 - Y: The Last Man Season 1 Review 1:52:30 - Our ratings You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or if you would like to support us you can donate to our KoFi or become a Patron.
1 hr 57 min
Nov 18, 2021
Late to the Party Book Club - Episode 12 - Fables Vol 1 and 2
For this month's book club, we're taking a look at one of the classics: Fables! We are joined by Jennifer, from Comics Will Break Your Heart, as we discuss this modern take on some of the most famous characters in all of literature. Snow White finally has some autonomy; Prince Charming is a real d-bag; and Goldilocks is spearheading a revolution? All that and more, give it a listen and let us know what you think! Tracklist: 1:10 - Meet Our Guest: Jennifer from Comics Will Break Your Heart 2:53 - Fables summary 7:07 - Overall experience reading Fables 13:42 - Why it's so easy to recommend this series to casual readers 15:13 - Discussing the modern take on fairy tale characters and our favorite characters of the series 32:49 - Writing and Story Structure (does story hold up, mythology, character journey/development) 51:36 - Artwork - covers vs interiors You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or if you would like to support us you can donate to our KoFi or become a Patron.
1 hr 7 min
Nov 14, 2021
Episode 76 - Eternals
Back to the original duo! We haven't done an episode with just the two of us in about 6 weeks because we've been having so much fun talking with guest hosts! This week, we're back to chatting and catching up, recommendations, and discussing news of the week before we jump into our review of the 26th MCU film, Eternals. Tracklist: 2:58 - Intro/catch up, just the two of us! 5:02 - Recommendations 10:48 - News of the week: The passing of actor Dean Stockwell; Disney+ Announcements we loved 26:10 - PROMO: Go Figure 27:08 - Eternals review You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or if you would like to support us you can donate to our KoFi or become a Patron.
1 hr 40 min
Nov 7, 2021
Episode 75 - Army of Thieves
We've got three continents represented on the podcast this week as we're joined by Matt from Talking Pop Culture, all the way from Australia! We had such a fun time getting to know Matt and then chopping it up about how much fun Army of Thieves is. Tracklist: 2:25 - Matt's comic origin story 4:01 - How did the Talking Pop Culture YouTube channel come about? 10:53 - What Matt's learned from podcasting and YouTubing 14:51 - How Matt gets comics shipped to Australia and what he buys locally 20:23 - Any "essential" graphic novels recommendations 22:48 - Top reads of 2021 so far 25:26 - PROMO: Legends A Superhero Story 26:20 - Army of Thieves review - 27:16 - Thoughts on the first film of the franchise, Army of The Dead - 35:38 - Summary of Army of Thieves - 39:02 - Overall thoughts on this film - 49:46 - Favorite characters - 57:40 - Structure of the film, favorite scenes, writing/dialogue - 1:09:20 - How does this prequel fit into the same universe as Army of The Dead - 1:14:13 - Is the…
1 hr 32 min
Oct 31, 2021
Episode 74 - Fear Street Trilogy
The conclusion to our jam-packed spooky season series! We are joined by Verno from The Cerebros Podcast, Nick from Comic Culture, and Cookie from Just a Little Podcast as we tackle Netflix's Fear Street Trilogy! 1:01 - Verno from The Cerebros Podcast 1:20 - Nick from Comic Culture 1:55 - Cookie from Just A Little Podcast 2:54 - Horror film trivia / Q&A 23:27 - Fear Street Part One: 1994 review - 25:58 - How well or how poorly does this first film live up to its genre decade? - 35:36 - Knowing that this is part one of a trilogy, how does this film stack up as a stand alone? - 42:06 - Best/Favorite killer? - 46:38 - Best/Favorite Teen? - 49:12 - Best Death Scene? - 51:52 - Thoughts on the ending/lead up into the second film and our combined rating 58:47 - Fear Street Part Two: 1978 review - 1:00:22 - How well or how poorly does this first film live up to its genre decade? - 1:05:00 - Knowing that this is part two of a trilogy, how does this film stack up as a stand alone? - 1:12:33 - Be…
2 hr 21 min
Oct 24, 2021
Episode 73 - Venom: Let There Be Carnage
On this episode we're speaking with our buddy Tom, from the 2 Brothers at a Watercooler podcast about his publishing company and the comic he's got on Kickstarter at the moment! Hedge is about a deaf witch in New York City whose desire to learn more about magic lead to unintended consequences. Be sure to give this one a look as this all ages comic is a diverse and fun fantasy tale! The main event, Venom: Let There Be Carnage, is a lot of Mark trying to get Jasmin and Tom to say something (ANYTHING) positive. Tracklist: 1:26 - Director of Photography, Halyna Hutchins, was killed on the set of Rust due to a prop gun having a live round 5:39 - Tom's comic origin story 17:38 - How did 2 Brothers At A Watercooler come to be as a podcast? 20:23 - When did you create Crow Hill Comics? 23:35 - Tom's original comic, Hedge, on Kickstarter 32:24 - PROMO: Comic Book Keepers 32:57 - Venom: Let There Be Carnage Review - 34:03 - Our viewing experience - 37:40 - Overall thoughts on the first Venom f…
1 hr 39 min
Oct 21, 2021
Late to the Party Book Club - Episode 11 - Batman: The Long Halloween
We wanted to cover something seasonal since it's officially spooky season, and what could be more perfect than one of the most quintessential Batman stories, Batman: The Long Halloween. This month, we are joined by Chris Hacker of The Oblivion Bar Podcast as he helps us break down what makes this a MUST read for any Batman fans. Tracklist: 1:27 - Getting to Know Chris from The Oblivion Bar podcast 3:33 - Summary of Batman: The Long Halloween 6:12 - Overall reading experience 15:50 - Gotham as a character 18:56 - Character highlights 29:13 - Thoughts on the writing and structure of this book 41:59 - Tim Sale's artwork throughout the book 50:52 - The Holiday reveal 1:06:08 - Batman: The Long Halloween film 1:16:31 - Batman: The Long Halloween Special, set for release 26 October 2021 -- a direct follow-up comic to the original book You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or if you would like to support us you can donate to our KoFi or become a Patron.
1 hr 25 min
Oct 17, 2021
Episode 72 - DC Fandome and Something is Killing the Children
Guess what... VS is back! Who do you think wins in a battle between Ghostface (from a Scream of your choosing) and The Fisherman (from the first I Know What You Did Last Summer film)?! We cover a LOT this week as we go through some our favorite moments from DC Fandome Day 1 and we cover all 20 issues of Something is Killing the Children. Tracklist: 1:03 - Ghostface (Scream) vs The Fisherman (I Know What You Did Last Summer) 5:40 - Jon Kent's Superman set to come out as bisexual in Nov 19:05 - DC Fandome - 19:13 - Superman's motto is changing to be more modern and inclusive - 20:46 - Renewals: Pennyworth (season 3), Titans (Season 4), Doom Patrol (Season 4) - 21:46 - The Milestone Initiative - 24:22 - New DC trailers! The Batman, Peacemaker, Naomi, Flashpoint, Black Adam, Batwoman, and Blue Beetle (no trailer for this one) 42:37 - Something is Killing the Children review (issues 1-20) - 46:21 - Summary and overall thoughts on the series - 52:55 - Compelling characters - 1:10:23 - Struc…
1 hr 54 min
Oct 10, 2021
Episode 71 - GU Conversations - Writer and Illustrator Tony Fleecs
Stray Dogs is one of the most talked about comics of 2021 and we spoke with creator Tony Fleecs about this massive hit and talk about his upcoming Kickstarter, Time Shopper. Tracklist: 4:14 - What is Tony Fleecs' comic origin story 8:46 - What books really hooked you in after your first trip to a comic shop 14:05 - When did you decide you wanted to make comics for a living 18:09 - Writing vs illustrating, what are the different processes you go through for each 24:31 - Differences between working within larger franchises vs creator owned works 32:54 - What impact has COVID had on your published works 37:55 - Time Shopper, Kickstarter project 44:26 - Were there any time travel influences on this new book? 51:03 - Horror inspirations for Stray Dogs 56:13 - How did all the Stray Dogs variant covers come to be? 1:01:34 - What's your favorite scary movie? 1:03:34 - Telling the story of Stray Dogs only from the dogs point of view 1:06:25 - Anything else coming up that you can talk about? 1…
1 hr 21 min
Oct 3, 2021
Episode 70 - MOVIE REVIEW: A Quiet Place Part 1 & 2
We are kicking off our spooktacular Halloween month with a creature feature double feature! We are joined by Phable of the Blame Phable show and part of the PCP Bad Batch as we break down A Quiet Place Parts 1 & 2. Tracklist: 1:24 - Guest intro and Phable's secret origin story 4:30 - What is Phable into at the moment 6:00 - Any contenders for book of the year so far for 2021? 8:50 - What exactly is the PCP Bad Batch? 14:04 - Lessons streaming has taught 16:53 - PROMO: 2 Brothers at a Watercooler 17:26 - A Quiet Place review 43:26 - First film rating 45:47 - A Quiet Place Part 2 review 1:20:16 - Second film rating You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or if you would like to support us you can donate to our KoFi.
1 hr 28 min
Sep 26, 2021
Episode 69 - GU Conversations - Martin ”Biff” Averre of ACE Comics
For our September conversation, we speak with Martin "Biff" Averre, founder and owner of ACE Comics, a retailer in the UK! Biff's been in the industry for 40 years and he was generous with his time, allowing us to pick his brain about all things comics! Not in the UK? No worries, you can still order from ACE and have it shipped to you! (We did have some technical issues with this episode, so our apologies for the sound quality!) Tracklist: 1:36 - Where does the nickname Biff come from? 3:49 - What is Biff's comic origin 5:53 - Which UK comics did Biff read before he got into American comics? 9:18 - What books Biff is catching up on right now 11:53 - Is the feeling of reading comics now the same as having read them when you were younger? 14:57 - Selling, trading, and what it takes for ACE Comics to turn a profit 18:37 - Founding ACE Comics and going from mail order to brick and mortar to thriving during COVID 24:21 - Competing with and being confused with Forbidden Planet, and fosteri…
1 hr 19 min
Sep 19, 2021
Episode 68 - Jujutsu Kaisen Season 1
We secretly took some time off, but we are back after almost two week of not recording! We're doing another trailer reaction with Hawkeye, talking about new books coming next year from DC and Marvel, and then we go deep into the first season of Jujutsu Kaisen. Tracklist: 0:54 - Catch up, Jasmin took a week off and Mark went moonlighting on other podcasts (BlamePhable and The Cerebros)! 5:18 - Hawkeye series trailer reaction 11:39 - New comics next year from the Big 2 - Batgirls from DC and Ben Reilly: Spider-Man from Marvel 18:33 - Promo: Good Game Guys Podcast 19:32 - Jujutsu Kaisen season 1 review - 24:48 - Overall series summary - 31:09 - Breakdown of the 5 major categories of anime - 33:48 - Overall thoughts on the first season as a whole - 41:17 - Favorite and/or most compelling characters - 57:55 - Thoughts on the structure and arcs of the first season and favorite episodes - 1:12:27 - Anything we'd change? - 1:15:44 - Thoughts on the animation style - 1:19:04 - Discussing Intr…
1 hr 39 min
Sep 16, 2021
Late to the Party Book Club - Episode 10 - Y: The Last Man
Hot on the heels of the new Hulu series, we're taking on one of Mark's favorite books as we cover the first two volumes of Y: The Last Man. This episode also marks one year of our book club! Thank you reading along with us, engaging in some great conversations, and massive thanks to the people who have picked up their first graphic novel ever because of our series. Tracklist: 0:32 - Thank you for 1 year of our Late to the Party Book Club! 1:41 - Episode 1 - Maus with guest host Randy from the Midseason Replacements Podcast 2:12 - Episode 2 - V For Vendetta with guest host, Irish author and play write Derek Flynn 3:07 - Episode 3 - Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life Vol 1 with guest host Rockin' Robbie of the Pop Culture Philosophers 4:16 - Episode 4 - Monstress: Awakening Vol 1 with guest host author Allie Burke 5:04 - Episode 5- March Book 1 with guest host, American Library Association Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Deborah Taylor 6:10 - Episode 6 - Akira Vol 1 with guest h…
1 hr 31 min
Sep 12, 2021
Episode 67 - MOVIE REVIEW: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
We are joined by Jelani of the Pop Culture Philosophers this week to discuss Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings! Tracklist: 1:55 - Our guest, Jelani from the Pop Culture Philosophers, tells us his nerdy origin story 8:50 - What we're enjoying reading/watching right now 14:29 - How has PCP changed since COVID hit and what have you learned podcasting so far (TW/CW: talk of suicide) 23:27 - PROMO: GoFigure 24:04 - Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings review - 27:50 - Overall thoughts on the film - 43:19 - Favorite characters - 54:04 - Iron Man 3 connections - 1:11:14 - Writing, film structure, and what we'd have changed - 1:28:13 - Thoughts on the ending, mid and post credits scenes - 1:34:30 - Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings ratings You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or if you would like to support us you can donate to our KoFi.
1 hr 42 min
Sep 5, 2021
Episode 66 - GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW: Cult of Dracula vol 1
We had more fun covering this week's big Marvel and DC news than we did with our main event. In short, we read Count of Dracula vol 1 so you didn't have to. Tracklist: 1:38 - Marvel announces 8 new titles for the publisher's 82nd anniversary - 2:43 - Devil's Reign, Daredevil book out in December 2021 - 6:19 - Avengers Forever, Avengers book out in December 2021 - 7:28 - Timeless, Kang the Conqueror limited series, book debuts this December - 10:55 - X Lives of Wolverine, X Deaths of Wolverine, both books out in January 2022 - 13:23 - She-Hulk from current Avengers series, new book debuts January 2022 - 15:58 - Fantastic Four: Reckoning War will take another look at the original Secret War story line, book comes out January 2022 - 17:06 - Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur is relaunching near the release of the animated series on Disney+, book drops February 2022 19:19 - DC announces lineup for their DC Fandome event, which starts streaming for 24hrs straight on October 16, 2021 - 19:57 - W…
1 hr 17 min
Aug 29, 2021
Episode 65 - GU Conversations w/Rockin' Robbie of the Pop Culture Philosophers
We've got a new monthly feature where we'll chop it up interview style with some people we think are pretty awesome! In this episode we get to speak with Rockin' Robbie Billups of the Pop Culture Philosophers, and we're talking everything from making music to making comics to running a successful YouTube channel and everything in between! Tracklist: 3:06 - Origin of Robbie's nickname 8:07 - Robbie's hip hop past and music influences 21:26 - A GU freestyle from Robbie? ;) 22:45 - What's your comic origin story? 26:45 - Co-creator of Black Spec, an indie comic... Any other comics coming down the pipeline? 35:28 - How long have you worked in and around comics? What do you love most about working in a comic shop? 44:56 - How do you recommend books to total newbies that walk in looking for something to jump into? 51:13 - Got any kind of comic shop drama you'd like to share? 54:41 - Thoughts on the rise of digital distribution and now Substack subscription models? 1:05:37 - How did the Pop…
1 hr 30 min
Aug 22, 2021
Episode 64 - GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW: Crossover Vol 1
A cross over to end all cross overs? You bet! This week, we take a look at volume 1 of Crossover from Image Comics. We also spend some time talking about whether or not the Substack subscription model will be good for comics and how we're looking forward to Black Canary film in the works from HBO. Tracklist: 1:23 - Geeks Unleashed format changes 11:03 - Who Wins Wednesday: Star Lord (T'Challa) vs Star Lord (Peter Quill) 13:41 - Comic creators moving to Substack subscription model 32:14 - Black Canary film in the works at HBO with Jurnee Smollett and Misha Green attached 35:16 - Nerd By Word Promo 35:52 - Crossover Vol 1 - Review You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or if you would like to support us you can donate to our KoFi.
1 hr 17 min
Aug 19, 2021
Late to the Party Book Club - Episode 9 - Persepolis
What's it like for a young girl to come of age in a time of war, oppression, and revolution? We take a deep dive into the graphic memoir Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. On this episode, we are joined by Dr. Lindsey Meeks -- a political communication and gender bias in media professor from the University of Oklahoma. Please listen in as we discuss privilege, rebellion, and being 14 and alone in a country where you don't speak the language. Tracklist: 0:46 - Guest Intro: Dr. Lindsey Meeks 3:39 - Graphic novels as a non-fiction vehicle, from a Professor's perspective 6:36 - How does this artwork, specifically, aid in the storytelling 17:51 - How well does Satrapi handle all of the different themes that are covered throughout Persepolis (repression, war, leaving home/returning home, violence, , communication, family...) 35:35 - Which parts of the book resonated most 46:22 - From privilege to homeless, how pride can get in the way of progress 55:04 - Why do you think this book winds up on…
1 hr 11 min
Aug 15, 2021
Episode 63 - MOVIE REVIEW: The Suicide Squad (2021)
We're back to present day this week as we talk The Suicide Squad! But before we get into the film, we cover Wednesday casting news, Marvel's What If... has opened the door for more MCU animated series, Chloe Bennet's exit from CW's Powerpuff series, live action Avatar: The Last Airbender series announces main cast, and the My Hero Academia live action film gets a director! Tracklist: 4:44 - Who Wins Wednesday: Bloodsport vs Knuckles 7:39 - Catherine Zeta-Jones and Luis Guzman cast as Morticia and Gomez Addams in Netflix series Wednesday 9:22 - Marvel has more animated series in the pipeline 13:06 - Chloe Bennet has exited CW's Powerpuff Girls series 18:24 - Netflix's live action Avatar: The Last Airbender begins announcing main cast 19:14 - My Hero Academia live action film announced in 2018 finally has director with Shinsuke Sato 22:07 - Legends: A Superhero Story Promo 23:01 - The Suicide Squad review You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or if you would like to sup…
1 hr 30 min
Aug 8, 2021
Episode 62 - MOVIE REVIEW: Masters of the Universe (1987)
Happiest of Birthdays to our fearless leader, Mark! We celebrate this week by talking about one of his favorite films, Masters of the Universe! To help ring in the big 4-0, we've also got Robbie of the Pop Culture Philosophers and Adam of GoFigure with us this week to talk all things He-Man. Tracklist: 0:39 - Birthday wishes for Mark's 40th! 4:27 - Intros with our guests Robbie and Adam 6:23 - Who Wins Wednesday - Striga vs Teela 9:33 - Adam's He-Man Toy Talk 23:59 - Masters of the Universe trivia 37:25 - Comic Book Keepers Promo 38:01 - Masters of the Universe (1987) review -- 40:03 - Initial thoughts -- 1:06:47 - Technology -- magic, phasers, swords, does it all work together? -- 1:12:48 - Wardrobe, set design, what is really going on here? -- 1:20:47 - Could this film be rebooted or remade today? -- 1:26:57 - Characters, OGs vs new faces -- who did it better? -- 1:37:44 - What would you change about this film to make it better? -- 1:55:21 - Ratings You can follow us on Twitter, F…
2 hr 5 min
Aug 1, 2021
Episode 61 - SERIES REVIEW: Masters of the Universe: Revelation (2021)
Week one of our two weeks of all things He-Man! But first, we talk about the beatdown in our Who Wins Wednesday poll between Bugs Bunny and Roger Rabbit; then we get into the latest Army of Thieves trailer (prequel to Army of the Dead); talk about Scarlett Johansson's lawsuit against Disney for breach of contract; and Horizon Forbidden West has been delayed until 2022. Our main event is comparing Netflix's new Masters of the Universe: Revelation series to all the previous He-Man cartoons that came before starting with the original from 1983 and wrapping up with the 2002 version. Tracklist: 1:47 - Army of Thieves, prequel to Army of the Dead 3:54 - Who Wins Wednesday, Bugs Bunny vs Roger Rabbit 8:42 - Scarlett Johansson sues Disney citing breach of contract 20:30 - Horizon Forbidden West delayed until 2022 (no official announcement from Sony) 24:15 - Go Figure YouTube Promo 25:13 - Breakdown of previous He-Man cartoons from 1983-2002 45:56 - Masters of the Universe: Revelation Part 1…
1 hr 37 min
Jul 25, 2021
Episode 60 - SERIES REVIEW: Loki Season 1
Our Loki vs Joker Who Wins Wednesday poll was a wild one this week! The God of Mischief seems to have edged out the Clown Prince of Gotham, but not by much. In news we talk about the deplorable details of the lawsuit filed against Activision/Blizzard; in good news we speculate about Michaela Coel being cast in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever; and we talk about theater chains still beefin' with studios over streaming films. Then we dive into the sacred timeline as we talk all things Loki season 1! Tracklist: 1:21 - Who Wins Wednesday: Loki vs Joker 6:28 - Blizzard/Activision lawsuit over "frat boy culture" 14:24 - Michaela Coel cast in undisclosed role in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever 18:28 - Theater owners make statement to Disney/Marvel over the 67% drop in theater sales for Black Widow due to simultaneous launch on D+ 34:37 - Comic Book Keepers promo 35:12 - Loki Season 1 Review You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or if you would like to support us you can donate…
1 hr 37 min
Jul 22, 2021
Late to the Party Book Club - Episode 8 - Batman: The Killing Joke
Easily one of the most influential Batman stories of all time, we tackle Batman: The Killing Joke with our regular co-host Stephen Fox. From the legacy of this story, to the modern context, and even a comparison to the 2016 animated feature, we all had strong reactions to this book. Tracklist: 1:55 - Brief history of The Killing Joke 3:17 - Reading this book the first time vs re-reading it now 12:17 - The legacy of The Killing Joke 20:40 - The Killing Joke in Modern Context 1:03:38 - Print vs The Animated Film 1:17:07 - Overall Thoughts You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or if you would like to support us you can donate to our KoFi.
1 hr 29 min
Jul 18, 2021
Episode 59 - Black Widow Review with Erin of Girls Talk Comics
This week, we're joined by Erin who is one half of the Girls Talk Comics podcast! First we chat it up about who would win a brawl between Black Widow and Huntress. Next, we talk about some of the odd Emmy Nominations that dropped this week including all of the Marvel nods. Then we put Erin on the hot seat so we can get to know more about her and the Girls Talk Comics podcast! Finally, we go all in on Black Widow, which is the 24th MCU film and the first film of phase 4. From the way the film talks about women, to where it fits into the overall MCU, and we break down the good, bad, and ugly of the characters. Tracklist: 2:09 - Who Wins Wednesday - Black Widow vs Huntress 5:36 - What's up with the Emmy nominations? 15:22 - Getting to know Girls Talk Comics 38:19 - Promo: 2 Brothers At A Water Cooler 38:52 - Black Widow review You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or if you would like to support us you can donate to our KoFi.
1 hr 49 min
Jul 11, 2021
Episode 58 - Shadow Service Vol One: Dark Arts
This week, we delve into some Hollywood classics as we talk about the passing of legendary director and producer Richard Donner. Then we get into the news of the week covering The Witcher season 2 release date, a Silverhawks revival, and the Netflix adaptation of Something Is Killing The Children. To wrap up, we cover the supernatural/fantasy series from Vault Comics, Shadow Service! Spoiler alert, we absolutely loved this book! Tracklist: 3:42 - Riddick vs Dom Toretto Instagram results (#family) 6:24 - Our condolences to the family of director and producer Richard Donner 10:20 - SilverHawks revival in the works 14:04 - Something Is Killing The Children set for Netflix adaptation 19:06 - The Witcher season 2 is dropping on Netflix on December 17, 2021 21:04 - Getting back to the movie theater 28:12 - Good Game Guys Podcast promo 29:12 - Shadow Service Vol One: Dark Arts You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or if you would like to support us you can donate to our KoFi…
1 hr 3 min
Jul 4, 2021
Episode 57 - F9: The Fast Saga
This week, we're talking Ben Riley's return to Spider-Man comics, $10M in stolen Xbox gift cards, Riddick 4: Furya script is complete, Batwoman season 3 will be bringing in Renee Montoya. Then we dive into F9 and the 20 years of content so far in the Fast and Furious franchise. Tracklist: 3:24 - Ben Riley back as Spider-Man, dropping in September 7:49 - Who Wins Wednesday - Skeletor vs Shredder 10:35 - $10M in stolen Xbox gift cards?! 17:55 - Riddick 4: Furya script is complete, likely to film in Australia 24:45 - Batwoman season 3 adding Renee Montoya 27:53 - Nerd By Word promo 28:40 - F9: The Fast Saga review You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or if you would like to support us you can donate to our KoFi.
1 hr 35 min
Jun 20, 2021
Episode 56 - SERIES REVIEW: Trese Season 1
We've got a couple of format changes to show off this week... let us know if you notice them! We've got A LOT of news to get through before we dive into the first season of Netflix's Trese. Tracklist: 2:35 - Playing through Miles Morales: Spider-Man on PS4 13:31 - Our new Instagram feature, Who Wins Wednesday -- Luther vs Luthor 16:40 - Supernatural prequel series announcement causes drama between Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki 28:30 - The Blacklist loses showrunner after 8 seasons 36:02 - Madame Xanadu series coming to HBOMAX as part of the Justice League Dark shared universe 40:20 - New Spider-Man creative team at Marvel Comics 45:42 - Image Comics distances themselves from Warren Ellis until “he has made amends to the satisfaction of all involved.” 59:41 - Legends: A Superhero Story Promo 1:00:36 - Trese Season 1 Review 1:09:47 - Favorite and least favorite characters 1:14:51 - What worked and didn't 1:19:33 - What we thought of the structure of the series 1:31:34 - Overall…
1 hr 41 min
Jun 20, 2021
Episode 55 - Geeks Unleashed 1 Year Podiversary feat. Paperbacks and Soundtracks
It's our 1 year podiversary!!! Thanks so much to all of our listeners for taking this journey with us -- we appreciate you humoring our geekiness. And a very special thanks to The Ciabatta Boys at Paperbacks and Soundtracks for hopping on to talk about all the things we're loving about 2021 so far. 7:15 - How did Paperbacks and Soundtracks come to be? 12:23 - What's your comic origin story? 16:46 - Any podcasting horror stories? 19:03 - Going back to cons anytime soon? 21:06 - What does Paperbacks and Soundtracks have on the horizon? FAVORITE TV OF 2021 SO FAR 27:54 - Amir's pick: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (honorable mention, The Mandolorian) 34:07 - K's pick: Young Rock (honorable mention, Grey's Anatomy) 41:12 - Jasmin's pick: Fruits Basket (honorable mention, Castlevania) 49:46 - Mark's pick: WandaVision (honorable mention, Line of Duty) FAVORITE COMIC OF 2021 SO FAR 58:15 - Amir's pick: Killadelphia (honorable mention, Bitter Root) 1:03:30 - K's pick: Milestone Returns (…
1 hr 48 min
Jun 13, 2021
Episode 54 - SERIES REVIEW: Sweet Tooth Season 1 on Netflix
We managed to get Stephen to co-host two weeks in a row! We are back this week talking about Sweet Tooth again as now we review the first season of the Netflix series and compare it to the first 12 issues of the Sweet Tooth Deluxe Edition that we covered last week. In news, we talk about Namor casting rumors and break down Netflix Geeked Week announcements and reveals! There was so much to cover here, so be sure to have a look at the full Geeked Week trailers, images, and messages at the official Netflix site. Tracklist: 2:45 - He-Man: Revelations trailer 6:11 - Tenoch Huerta is Namor? 10:28 - Netflix Geeked Week Day 1 recap 13:37 - Netflix Geeked Week Day 2 recap 17:21 - Netflix Geeked Week Day 3 recap 21:57 - Netflix Geeked Week Day 4 recap 29:03 - Sweet Tooth Season 1 review You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or if you would like to support us you can donate to our KoFi.
1 hr 30 min
Jun 6, 2021
Episode 53 - GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW: Sweet Tooth Deluxe Edition Book One
Stephen's back this week as we strip the episode down to a bit of news and then we really sink our teeth into the first 12 issues of Sweet Tooth before the Netflix adaptation drops. Tracklist: 2:05 - Ryan Ottley and Donny Cates join Hulk in November; Bryan Hitch, Ram V, and Al Ewing join new Venom ongoing in November 7:30 - God of War sequel pushed back to 2022, per Santa Monica Studios 14:35 - Jupiter's Legacy cancelled after one season on Netflix 21:03 - Avengers Campus tour and opening ceremony 27:40 - FX releases fall schedule 34:28 - Sweet Tooth Deluxe Edition Book 1 You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or if you would like to support us you can donate to our KoFi.
1 hr 37 min
May 30, 2021
Episode 52 - Army of the Dead and Pilot Season: Demon Slayer
We've changed up the format just a touch this week, so please bear with us as we continue to tweak and improve formatting! That said, we've got a fun show this week kicking off with news like Danai Gurira returning to Wakanda for Disney + series; the Eternals trailer drop; Kraven the Hunter getting a solo film; and The Book of Boba Fett gets a Disney + release date! Then we move on to our reviews of Zack Snyder's Army of the Dead and this month's Pilot Season review of Demon Slayer (Kimetsu No Yaiba). Tracklist: 1:10 - Catching up on the week, what we're reading and watching 12:41 - Danai Gurira to return for Disney+ Wakanda origin type story 16:12 - Aaron Taylor-Johnson to star as Kraven in Kraven The Hunter stand alone film set for 2023 release from Sony 23:48 - The Book of Boba Fett set for Disney+ series release in December 2021 26:07 - Eternals trailer 30:11 - Army of the Dead review 1:06:08 - Pilot Season: Demon Slayer You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or if…
1 hr 33 min
May 27, 2021
Late to the Party Book Club - Episode 7 - They Called Us Enemy
We are joined once again by Deborah Taylor, a Lifetime Achievement Award recipient from the American Library Association as we digest the graphic memoir of actor and activist George Takei's They Called Us Enemy. We can't help but make comparisons to our previous Maus and March episodes as we read through Takei's account of living in Japanese internment camps in the 1940s. Please join us as we experience this journey through the eyes of a child. Tracklist: 3:54 - What kind of impact did telling this story from the perspective of a child have on you as a reader? 14:29 - Learning about events in this memoir for the first time had an impact on us, and how current legislation (in 2021!) is continuing to censor history 26:37 - Takei explaining the differences between the ways the different generations responded government mistreatment, and how his parent's decisions changed the trajectory of their lives in the internment camps 31:36 - The importance of forming a community in the camps, try…
1 hr 11 min
May 23, 2021
Episode 51 - Shang-Chi, Wonder Girl, and Castlevania Season 4
We've got a jam-packed episode this week as we are joined by Stephen Fox! After several tangents (many of which did not make the final cut), we were finally able to cover news like Henry Cavill attached to Highlander film, Marvel crossover/shared Disney + world, and a new Vampire Academy property. Then we dive into our THREE topics for this week in Shang-Chi issue #1, Wonder Girl Issue #1, and the 4th and final season of Castlevania on Netflix. Enjoy! Tracklist: 1:17 - Henry Cavill to join Highlander film 3:52 - RUMOR: Marvel developing several cross over Disney + shared universe, potentially Young Avengers, Thunderbolts, and Midnight Sons 5:54 - Julie Plec set to lead Vampire Academy series for Peacock 9:13 - Shang-Chi Issue #1 review 27:36 - Wonder Girl Issue #1 review 45:05 - Castlevania Season 4 review 1:25:36 - Mark's Recommendation: Clarice 1:26:40 - Jasmin's Recommendation: @GoodGameGuys podcast let me and Aaron of @OblivionBarPod talk about the Mass Effect Legendary Edition!…
1 hr 30 min
May 20, 2021
Episode 50 - A Conversation with author Derek Flynn
50! We've hit 50 episodes, can you believe it?! Thanks for taking this journey with us! We wanted to change things up a little bit for this special episode, so we invited back one of our favorite Late to the Party Book Club guests back for a candid conversation! For this episode, we've sat down (virtually) with author, playwright, and musician, Derek Flynn. We talk about his latest novel (The Bone Lake), some of his most memorable rejection letters, shifting gears while keeping the lights on during COVID-19, which comics brought Derek into the geek world, plus so much more! Join us! You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
1 hr 20 min
May 17, 2021
Episode 49 - Time Before Time and Jupiter's Legacy
Busy week news wise, so we try to keep this one short and sweet! We both enjoyed Time Before Time and are looking forward to more issues in this world, and we were very lackluster about Jupiter's Legacy (but some parts do shine). Tracklist: 1:32 - Venom: Let There Be Carnage Trailer 7:31 - Tom Cruise returns his 3 Golden Globes in protest of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) 16:38 - First look at He-Man animated series, Masters of the Universe: Revelation, coming to Netflix, from Kevin Smith with a ROCKSTAR voice cast 19:18 - Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins posters and trailer 21:35 - Black Widow posters -- who is Taskmaster, really?! 24:21 - Time Before Time Issue #1 review 38:33 - Jupiter's Legacy review 1:04:42 - Mark's recommendation - Line of Duty 1:06:25 - Jasmin's recommendation - Mass Effect Legendary Edition You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
1 hr 10 min
May 9, 2021
Episode 48 - Raya and the Last Dragon and Stillwater Vol 1
Busy week this episode as we also snuck in a mini wrap up review of the first season of Invincible as well! In news, Hannah John-Kamen cast as Red Sonja; Stranger Things Season 4 drops first trailer; Netflix set for live action adaptation of Lady Killer series from Dark Horse (Netflix does have a first look deal with Dark Horse comics); Marvel releases film titles and dates through 2023; Can a Black Superman and Henry Cavill existing on the same earth? After that, we jump into Invincible, Raya and the Last Dragon, and Stillwater Vol 1! Tracklist: 3:02 - Hannah John-Kamen casts as Red Sonja in live action film 7:42 - Stranger Things Season 4 first trailer drops 10:04 - Netflix picks up live action film adaptation of Lady Killer comic, Blake Lively and Diablo Cody attached 15:53 - Marvel releases 3 minute video montage of their films through 2023, and a handful that don't have release dates yet 30:43 - More talk about Black Superman 36:46 - Invincible - mini review 50:29 - Raya and the…
1 hr 43 min
May 2, 2021
Episode 47 - Yasuke and Pilot Season: Fringe S01E01
We're giving you a break from last week's marathon episode with a short news roundup and reviews of Yasuke (a Netflix original anime about the first and only known Black Samurai in Japan) and this month's Pilot Season review of Fox's Fringe, which first aired in 2008! Tracklist: 1:35 - Sony delays Morbius again 1:56 - Invincible renewed for seasons 2 and 3 on Amazon Prime 2:49 - Finn Wittrock cast as Guy Gardner in HBO live action Green Lantern series 4:51 - CW releases first look image from Naomi series 6:33 - Disney Wish cruise ship news 12:40 - Yasuke review 41:50 - Pilot Season: Fringe S01E01 1:07:39 - Mark's Recommendation: Robin Issue #1 1:09:18 - Jasmin's Recommendation: Afro Samurai You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
1 hr 12 min
Apr 28, 2021
Late to the Party Book Club - Episode 6 - Akira Vol 1
The serialized version of Akira ran from 1982 - 1990, and we were so excited to dive into the first collected volume of this renowned manga by Katsuhiro Otomo. As we are dropped into Neo-Tokyo after a decimating explosion leveled the old city, we meet a wild cast of characters and set off on a cyberpunk thriller! This month, we are joined by writer Mellow Brown, who is currently writing another cyberpunk series in Blade Runner: Origins from Titan Comics. Join us as we discuss the incredibly detailed line art, humor, influence, and humanity of Akira. Tracklist: 00:39 - Guest intro: Mellow Brown 3:23 - Discussing the art style 10:47 - Characters informing the book's culture -- what exactly is cyberpunk 15:07 - Kids, gangs, and found families 20:07 - Dropped into this story with no backstory on characters (off topic but relevant: flashbacks, yay or nay?) 23:39 - Why, specifically in Japanese mediums, is the burden always on the kids to do something grandiose 30:53 - Where else do you se…
Apr 25, 2021
Episode 46 - Sleeping Beauties and Mortal Kombat
This week's episode runs a tad longer as we also sneak in a mini wrap up of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier! In news, we talk about new Superman changes at DC; MCU casting rumors; and the big announcement of Captain America 4 from Marvel! Then we dive into the pandemic laden Sleeping Beauties vol 1 before we talking about the biggest divide we've every had over a movie rating with Mortal Kombat. Tracklist: 1:04 - Horizon Zero Dawn Frozen Wilds DLC 2:24 - MCU Casting rumor bring the Netflix casts into the Disney+ fold 7:53 - Russell Crowe confirms he's playing Zeus in Thor: Love and Thunder 12:02 - Superman shakeups at DC with Son of Kal-El and Superman and The Authority 16:53 - Captain America 4 announced, quick The Falcon and The Winter Soldier series review 34:09 - Sleeping Beauties vol 1 review 59:57 - Mortal Kombat review 1:40:32 - Mark's recommendation: Stoner Chicks Podcast 1:43:21 - Jasmin's recommendation: The Case Files of the Jeweler Richard You can follow us on Twitter…
1 hr 47 min
Apr 18, 2021
Episode 45 - Pacific Rim: The Black and Kung Fu
Stephen Fox is back this week to help us get through this episode! After a few minutes of catching up, we kick off with news including Luther being criticized for not be Black enough; a live action Gundam series coming to Netflix with Jordan Voght-Roberts and Brian K. Vaughn attached; Skybound anthology series coming from Image Comics will bring Clementine in from Telltale's Walking Dead video game series; and Castlevania season 4 gets a new poster and a release day of May 13th! Then we head into a difference kind of monsterverse with Pacific Rim: The Black and CW's re-imagined take on the 1972 series of the same name, Kung Fu. Tracklist: 0:46 - Catching up on what the three of us are up to 10:06 - Luther series accused of not being authentic enough 17:17 - Live action Gundam movie coming to Netflix with Jordan Voght-Roberts and Brian K. Vaughn attached 19:17 - Skybound miniseries announced for anthology run that involves most of their characters from across books 26:31 - Castlevania…
1 hr 29 min
Apr 11, 2021
Episode 44 - Discovery of Witches and Godzilla vs Kong
At just under 90 minutes, we managed to pack a lot into this episode! After an absurd number of outtakes, we kick off the episode talking about other podcasts we're listening to. In news, we cover the new Sony/Netflix "pay one window" deal; Into the Spider-Verse 2 casting rumors; Chris Terrio's comments about Whedon's Justice League; and the slate of films Paramount has pushed back. Then we dive into the centuries sprawling second season of A Discovery of Witches before expressing our disappointment in Godzilla vs Kong. Be sure to let us know what you think! Tracklist: 1:10 - What other podcasts we're listening to 3:23 - Netflix and Sony sign new exclusive deal where Sony's films will hit Netflix immediately after theatrical release and home video release 8:20 - Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 rumored to be bringing in 90s cartoon Spidey 10:42 - Chris Terrio, screenwriter for Justice League, speaks out about how he wished he could have had his name removed from the theatrical ver…
1 hr 28 min
Apr 4, 2021
Episode 43 - Zack Snyder's Justice League
Long one this week as we dive head first into Zack Snyder's Justice League! We cover a bit of a news at the beginning including MLB getting political over Georgia's new voting laws, and a bunch of DC info like New Gods and The Trench getting axed, The Batman being set on Earth-2, and the voice cast announced for animated Batman: The Long Halloween. Tracklist: 1:07 - New Gods (Ava DuVernay) and The Trench (James Wan) have been cancelled by WB 2:58 - MLB pulls All-Star game and draft out of the state of Georgia based on disapproval of new voting laws 5:08 - The Batman, starring Robert Pattinson, is set to take place on Earth-2 7:35 - Batman: The Long Halloween reveals animated voice cast 8:45 - Zack Snyder's Justice League review 1:42:52 - Mark's Recommendation - The Falcon and the Winter Soldier episode 3 1:43:30 - Jasmin's Recommendation - Invincible on Amazon Prime You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
1 hr 47 min
Mar 28, 2021
Episode 42 - Invincible and Pilot Season: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers - The Day of the Dumpster
We try to get better about letting you know what's going on in our lives, so we spend a bit of time talkin about our "geek caves" this week. Then we get into some Disney release date changes, a new National Treasure series coming to Disney+, and Marvel's big break from Diamond distributors and on to Penguin/Random House. Next we review the first three episodes of Amazon's Invincible before we finish the month off with Pilot Season: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers - The Day of the Dumpster. Tracklist: 0:55 - What do our "geek caves" look like 10:04 - How did Mark and Jasmin even meet?! 12:01 - Marvel moves away from Diamond distributing to Penguin/Random House 16:17 - New National Treasure series set for Disney + 19:23 - Black Widow, Cruella, and Luca have new release dates from Disney 23:51 - Invincible review 48:38 - Pilot Season: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers - The Day of the Dumpster - Pilot review 1:11:45 - Mark's Recommendation: Witchblood #1 from Vault Comics 1:13:17 - Jasmin's Rec…
1 hr 15 min
Mar 23, 2021
Episode 41- The Falcon and The Winter Soldier and Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Lots of fun this week as our news dissolved into us chatting about all sorts of unrelated franchise topics! BZRKR, a Keanu Reeves and Matt Kindt comic, is being adapted for film and an anime over at Netflix with Keanu attached; Hawkeye has already produced a spinoff series as Native American hero Echo gets her own Disney+ series as well; Batwoman has officially recast Kate Kane. Then we get into the meat and potatoes as we tackle the first episode of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier and bring our monster-verse film watching to a close with Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Tracklist: 1:02 - BZRKR comic, with Keanu Reeves, gets Netflix film and anime adaption 4:22 - Echo, a Native American superhero, is getting her own spin off series from the Hawkeye Disney+ series 7:05 - Batwoman has officially recast Kate Kane, after Ruby Rose's exit, they have added Wallis Day 13:00 - Random tangent that covers a bazillion different things 19:26 - The Falcon and The Winter Solider review 51:56 - Go…
1 hr 27 min
Mar 14, 2021
Episode 40 - Coming 2 America and Kong Skull Island
A bit of sad news to start the week as actor Cliff Simon passed away -- best known for his role as Ba'al on Stargate: SG1. Camrus Johnson, who plays Luke Fox on Batwoman, will be writing for the character of Luke Fox for DC comics! In Netflix news, casting announcements for both an adaptation of a Philippine graphic novel, Trese, and the Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness animated series'; first look images and release date for Yasuke have been announced as well. We're back to our March Monster Movie Month as we continue with the next film in our series, Kong: Skull Island; and we're heading back to Zamunda for Coming 2 America! Tracklist: 1:46 - Actor Cliff Simon has passed away aged 58 3:50 - Trese, Philippine graphic novel, announced as new Netflix Anime series from a Jakarta and Singapore based studio 6:11 - Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness voice cast announced for Netflix series 7:47 - Camrus Johnson, Luke Fox in Batwoman series, set to write a Luke Fox story for DC Comics 9:57 -…
1 hr 23 min
Mar 7, 2021
Episode 39 - Superman & Lois and Godzilla (2014)
It's always a fun time when Stephen Fox joins us on the podcast! This week we do a bit of WandaVision recap, talk about SDCC going virtual for the second year in a row, and talk about some Seuss books that haven't aged well. Then we get into our reviews of the first two episodes of Superman & Lois on The CW and we kick off our March Monster Movie Month with Godzilla (2014)! For the first time in a long while, each of us had a comic to recommend this week. Tracklist: 1:03 - WandaVision recap 11:41 - Quiet Place 2 moves up release date by 4 months 12:00 - SDCC going virtual only in July for second year in a row, but may have smaller in-person event in November 12:35 - Dr. Seuss books pulled from circulation for racist implications 18:54 - Superman & Lois review 52:50 - Godzilla (2014) review 01:21:35 - Mark's recommendation: Nocterra #1 comic 01:26:33 - Jasmin's recommendation: Marvel Voices Legacy #1 01:28:00 - Stephen's recommendation: Jupiter's Legacy You can follow us on Twitter,…
1 hr 34 min
Feb 28, 2021
Episode 38 - Noughts + Crosses, Dear White People S01E01, Bitter Root Vol 1
We skipped news this week because last week's review of Black Cotton really got us thinking about how the societal role reversal could be done differently. For episode 38, we're taking a look at the BBC/Peacock series Noughts + Crosses which also explores a "what if" scenario about the roles of the majority and minority being flipped. We review Bitter Root vol 1 from Image Comics as well. As for this month's Pilot Season, we're revisiting Dear White People on Netflix. There are lots of things to unpack in this episode, so please give it a listen and leave a comment! Tracklist: 1:07 - Catching up on the week 3:36 - Noughts + Crosses review 50:50 - Pilot Season: Dear White People S01E01 review 01:14:27 - Bitter Root Vol 1 review 01:32:13 - Mark's recommendation: Shadowman from Valiant Comics 01:34:11 - Jasmin's recommendation: Powerman and Iron Fist (2011) from Marvel Comics You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
1 hr 38 min
Feb 22, 2021
Late to the Party Book Club - Episode 5 - March Book 1
Originally published in 2013 by Top Shelf, an imprint of IDW Publishing, March is a trilogy that spans Congressman John Lewis’s lifelong fight for civil rights and the role he played in the Civil Rights movement in the United States. Book 1 covers Lewis’s youth from his childhood spent fighting to be able to go to school, up to his university days where he met Dr. Martin Luther King and began to organize sit ins at counters around the downtown area of his town. March is a multi-award winning series including being a New York Times bestseller, a Washington Post bestseller, a National Book Award winner, a Coretta Scott King Book Award winner, a Robert F. Kennedy Book Award winner, and an Eisner winner. We are joined this week by retired librarian and American Library Association Lifetime Achievement award winner Deborah Taylor. Please listen as we discuss the importance of graphic novels as a medium to tell non-fiction stories and we talk about how the late John Lewis always found a…
1 hr 3 min
Feb 21, 2021
Episode 37 - Black Cotton Issue 1 and Castlevania Season 3
The cold snap in Texas won't stop us! Jasmin's working on borrowed Internet to get things done this week as we guested on Pop Culture Philosophers Live with Robbie! Be sure to check that out on YouTube and give it a thumbs up! This week, there's Star Girl news, we talk the Mortal Kombat trailer, Super Girl has been cast for the Flash film, and Wednesday Addams is getting a live action series on Netflix. Then we have a serious conversation about Black Cotton #1 before wrapping up our Castlevania rewatch with season 3. Tracklist: 00:50 - Recap of the week: our appearance on Pop Culture Philosophers and Jasmin's trying times in the Texas freeze 13:47 - John Wesley Shipp will guest star on Star Girl 19:53 - Mortal Kombat trailer 24:49 - Sasha Calle cast as Super Girl in Flash film 27:15 - Wednesday Addams gets live action Netflix series, with Tim Burton set to direct 28:31 - Black Cotton #1 review 55:32 - Castlevania Season 3 review 1:28:42 - Mark's recommendation: Nice White Parents pod…
1 hr 34 min
Feb 14, 2021
Episode 36 - Radiant Black Issue 1 and Castlevania Season 2
This week, we're once again joined by Stephen Fox of Fox Storytelling! The three of us cover more Joss Whedon is terrible news, CW pilot pick ups, Gina Carano fired from Lucasfilm, Last of Us live action cast for Joel and Ellie, and HBOMAX's new slate of adult animation. Our first review this week is the first issue of the highly anticipated Radiant Black from Image Comics; and we're continuing our Castlevania re-watch as we fight over the greatness of the second season. Tracklist: 00:58 - More actors come forward about Joss Whedon's abusive behavior 6:45 - CW orders pilots for Powerpuff Girls, a 4400 reboot, and Naomi 10:17 - Gina Carano fired from Lucasfilm 13:42 - Last of Us live action series on HBOMAX has cast Joel and Ellie 21:51 - HBOMAX announces big slate of adult animation shows 27:25 - Radiant Black Issue #1 review 53:24 - Castlevania Season 2 review 1:19:44 - Mark's recommendation - Bastille - Surviving [from the Goosebumps EP] 1:22:00 - Jasmin's recommendation - Horimiya…
1 hr 27 min
Feb 7, 2021
Episode 35 - Specter Inspectors Issue #1 and Castlevania Season 1
The past week has been tough personally and we lost some Hollywood giants. Legendary actors Christopher Plummer and Cicely Tyson have both passed away at 91 and 96, respectively. CW announces early renewals for every show that has already premiered for this season, including adding 5 more episodes for the first season of Walker and 2 more episodes for the first season of Superman and Lois. We also talk Mass Effect Legendary Edition as the official release date has been set for May 14th. We take a look at a new book from BOOM! Box, a Boom Studios imprint, Specter Inspectors (think a Helstrom and Ghost Facers/Hunters mashup); and we take on Castlevania Season 1 on Netflix. Tracklist: 00:54 - Issues at the local comic shop 13:50 - Christopher Plummer dies at 91 15:32 - Cicely Tyson dies at 96 16:48 - CW announces early renewals for nearly all of their series 22:30 - Mass Effect Legendary Edition official release date is May 14th, plus other new tidbits about the release 27:55 - Specter I…
1 hr 26 min
Feb 1, 2021
Episode 34 - Greenland and Dexter Pilot
Not much by way of news this week, but we are going to get some Tomb Raider upgrades as Misha Green is set to direct the next Tomb Raider film starring Alicia Vikander and we're getting a Netflix animated Tomb Raider series. We are also GEEKED about the Godzilla vs Kong trailer, and we've got another Cloverfield film on the way! This week we review disaster film, Greenland; and we jump into our newest series, Pilot Season! The last week of each month, we're going to be taking a look back at a pilot from an often lauded series. Our first Pilot Season covers the Dexter pilot. Join us! Episode Tracklist: 00:54 - Tomb Raider anime series on Netflix and Misha Green set to direct second Alicia Vikander film 05:25 - Godzilla vs Kong trailer 10:30 - Another Cloverfield film announced 14:18 - Greenland review 48:50 - Pilot Season: Dexter, Season 1 Episode 1 1:23:28 - Mark's recommendation - WandaVision Episode 4 1:25:54 - Jasmin's recommendation - Urbanime You can follow us on Twitter, Facebo…
1 hr 29 min
Jan 24, 2021
Episode 33 - Batwoman Season 2 Premiere and Walker Series Premiere
Just when we thought we'd be able to shed the bad luck from 2020, fans have been hit with another round of film delays. Uncharted, Morbius, No Time to Die, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, and MORE have all been further delayed due to COVID. The Glastonbury Festival has also been officially cancelled and there are unconfirmed rumors that the 2021 Olympic Games may not happen either. Venom #200 set to be Donny Cates' last hurrah for the character; and Marvel has also announced a 25th anniversary Heroes Reborn even. We then jump right in to our review of the season 2 premiere for Batwoman on The CW, and it offers a welcome change of pace and overall improvement from season 1. Next up is the series premiere of Walker, also on The CW, but the jury is still out on this one... Episode Tracklist 1:17 - Several more films delayed due to existing COVID conditions 4:23 - Final issue of Venom will be #200 out in April 2021 (issue 35 of current run) 5:44 - Marvel announces Heroes Reborn 25th Anniversary…
1 hr 13 min
Jan 17, 2021
Episode 32 - WandaVision and Future State Dark Detective #1
Another week of DC Future State new releases has us jumping headlong into this new and neon Gotham. But first, we talk about Mortal Kombat first look images, the newest DC slate of book announcements, and Disney+ re-imagining of Doogie Howser M.D. with a female lead. We've FINALLY got some new MCU content to kick off the year as we take a look at the first two episodes of WandaVision. Then we dive into Future State Dark Detective #1 as well as briefly cover Justice League and Green Lantern first issues as well. Join us! Timestamps: 1:58 - Mortal Kombat first look images 4:47 - DC announces slew of new books 10:21 - Disney+ re-imagining Doogie Howser M.D. with female lead 15:16 - WandaVision review 36:36 - Dark Detective #1 review 51:28 - Future Past Part 1 57:23 - Justice League #1 1:01:47 - Green Lantern #1 1:03:46 - The Taking of Sector 0123 1:05:30 - The Book of Guy 1:08:26 - Mark recommends Cross Over #3 1:12:59 - Jasmin recommends Kemono Jihen on Funimation You can follow us on T…
1 hr 17 min
Jan 10, 2021
Episode 31 - The Idhun Chronicles Part 2, DC Future State The Next Batman, and a Look Ahead to 2021
WE ARE BACK! And we've brought a massive episode to ring in the New Year after our holiday break. There's some catching up at the beginning and a look ahead to some of the cool, new things we want to try with the podcast in 2021. In the meantime, we start 2021 with The Idhun Chronicles Part 2 and the first issues of DC's Future State books. This week, we've included a timestamped track list to help navigate this double sized episode. 00:56 - Catching up on our holiday time off! 15:35 - New GU content, series, and info for 2021! 18:22 - News - Green Arrow and the Canaries cancelled at The CW; Book of Boba Fett spin off from The Mandalorian 24:26 - Idhun Chronicles Part 2 49:12 - DC Comics Future State - The Next Batman #1 1:03:44 - Future State: Outsiders 1:10:34 - Future State: Arkham Knights 1:18:57 - Future State: Wonder Woman 1:28:50 - Future State: Superman 1:33:42 - Future State: Mr. Miracle 1:34:36 - Future State: Guardian 1:36:06 - Future State: Swamp Thing 1:43:58 - 2020 Year…
2 hr 13 min
Jan 3, 2021
Late to the Party Book Club - Episode 4 - Monstress: Awakening Vol 1
Monstress: Awakening (Image Comics) is the first volume of an ongoing, multiple award winning series lead by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda. The series drops the reader into the aftermath of a devastating war that has left several different races of fantastical beings teetering on the edge of a fragile truce. This month, we are joined by author Allie Burke to discuss the incredible artwork, world building, and sprawling tale of identity and belonging. This violent yet intriguing story captivated the three of us, leaving us excited to pick up the next volumes to continue! You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Dec 20, 2020
Episode 30 - Christmas Party Special!
We're closing out our 2020 season with a virtual party! We gathered some guests and each brought drinks, merriment, and a film to battle for the title of King of Christmas. Mark chose a hotly debated film, Die Hard; Jasmin came into the ring with the hilarious and festive Trading Places; Peggy (Peggy at the Movies) chose rom-com The Family Man; Stephen (Fox Storytelling) came with a Disney darling, While You Were Sleeping; and Robbie (Pop Culture Philosophers) came to slay with Gremlins. Which film came out on top? You'll have to tune in to find out! We've also done something a little different with this episode and uploaded a video version to YouTube! Thank you so much for listening in 2020! We're taking a couple of weeks off for the holidays and will be back with plenty of new content in 2021! Cheers! You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
1 hr 22 min
Dec 13, 2020
Episode 29 - That Texas Blood Issues 1-6 and Batwoman Season 1
There was so much news this week, we had to break it off into its own episode! So if you're looking for info on the Disney Investor's Day and The Game Awards 2020, please give episode 28 a listen! As for our reviews, this episode covers the first six issues of That Texas Blood from Image Comics and the first season of Batwoman on the CW. We really loved Chris Condon and Jacob Phillips' debut comic! It doesn't smack you in the face right out of the gate, but it brings the kind of satisfaction that only a slow burn story can. Gritty art and biting dialogue make this series a must read! We also finished off Batwoman season 1 to get ready for all the changes coming down the pipe in the second season. Instead of a traditional review, we opted for a top 5 likes and dislikes from the first season, then we'll leave you with our thoughts on what we hope for in season 2. You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
1 hr 21 min
Dec 12, 2020
Episode 28 - NEWS SPECIAL! - Disney Investor's Day and The Game Awards
What a busy news week! So busy, in fact, we recorded a special episode with just the news. Disney made some huge announcements in their 4+ hour Investor's Day virtual conference. 10 Star Wars series, 10 Marvel series, and 30 Disney+ additions from across all House of Mouse brands. After a global pandemic drastically reduced content in 2020, Disney has just laid out a 3-year plan that promises to inject said content directly into consumer's streaming veins. Additionally, The Game Awards 2020 was held on December 10th, and we talk about the year's biggest winners (hint: Naughty Dog), and we get excited about some of the world premiere game trailers from the show. Because there is SO MUCH INFORMATION this week, we've included two posts on our website that has lists of all the Disney announcements and The Game Awards winners and trailers. You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Dec 6, 2020
Episode 27 - Batman/Catwoman #1 and King in Black #1
This week was a MASSIVE news week! We begin with WB Pictures announcing they are releasing entire 2021 slate on HBOMAX same day as theaters (0:57); Theater chains response to WB news (3:37); Hailee Steinfeld finally confirmed by Marvel to be Kate Bishop in Hawkeye Disney+ series (6:44); Sony finally confirms (then removes video) that Tobey Mcguire, Andrew Garfield, will join Tom Holland in Spider-Man 3 (8:25); Diggle is making the Arrowverse rounds as he’s set to guest star on each series in 2021 (11:08); Leticia Wright, who plays Shuri in Black Panther, is in hot water for anti-trans Twitter thread she shared (13:57); Oscar Isaac confirmed to star in new video game adaptation Metal Gear Solid as main character Solid Snake (17:00); Elliot Page has come out as transgender, and will continue his role in Umbrella Academy season 3 to continue Vanya’s story (20:05). Now we get into our mixed review of DC's Batman/Catwoman #1 (22:02) and our glowing review of Marvel's King in Black #1 (…
1 hr 11 min
Dec 1, 2020
Late to the Party Book Club - Episode 3 - Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life
Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life is the first of 6 volumes in the series written and drawn by Bryan Lee O'Malley, and what a perfect little breather to inject into our book club series after two months of heavy material. On this episode we are joined by Robbie Billups of the Pop Culture Philosophers to help us dig through this first volume of a book that all of us could relate to in one way or another. From dating woes to roommate jokes to the wacky infusion of video game boss fights, we laughed our way through this episode and through the book. You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Nov 29, 2020
Episode 26 - Redbone: The True Story of a Native American Rock Band and Christmas Chronicles 2
We're joined by a special guest and former writer for Geeks Unleashed, Stephen Fox! We spend a bit of time talking about more Spider-Man 3 rumors and the as yet untitled film's new release date, plus we geek out about The Mandalorian episode 5! Then we jump into our reviews as we wrap up Native American Heritage Month as we discuss Redbone: The True Story of a Native American Rock Band; then we usher in some Christmas cheer with our review of Netflix's Christmas Chronicles 2. You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
1 hr 30 min
Nov 22, 2020
Episode 25 - Sea of Sorrows #1 and Supernatural Series Finale
We've made it to 25 episodes! Huzzah!!! This week's news includes all of our questions about the simultaneous release of WW84 into theaters and onto HBOMAX; we are excited about a new CW Wonder Girl series staring newcomer Yara Flor; but we are sad to see that Black Lightning will be ending with upcoming season 4. Our first review this week takes on Sea of Sorrows issue #1 from IDW publishing and we try to sum up 15 years of fandom as we say goodbye to Supernatural. You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
1 hr 27 min
Nov 15, 2020
Episode 24 - Punchline from DC Comics and Jingle Jangle on Netflix
We lost another household name this week with the passing of legendary television personality, Alex Trebek, after the long-time Jeopardy host lost his battle against prostate cancer. There were a few bright spots of news, however! WandaVision finally gets a release date on Disney+, Painkiller is getting his own spin off from Black Lightning, and Grey's Anatomy brings a fan favorite back to the series (sort of)! Then we dive into our reviews of DC's Punchline One Shot and Netflix's Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey -- both of which we thoroughly enjoyed. Join us! You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
1 hr 27 min
Nov 8, 2020
Episode 23 - Crossover and The Queen's Gambit
The US Presidential election dominated global news this past week, but we did manage to squeeze in a Sean Connery tribute since he passed away on October 31, 2020, and we talk about Johnny Depp's exit from Fantastic Beasts amid a franchise mired in controversy. Then we tackle our reviews for the week in the first issue of Image Comics' Crossover, which we both enjoyed, and The Queen's Gambit, which caused the most divisive review we've ever done! You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
1 hr 20 min
Nov 5, 2020
Late to the Party Book Club - Episode 2 - V For Vendetta
"Remember, remember the 5th of November..." We take another stab at one of the best graphic novels of all time as we tackle Alan Moore's V For Vendetta. We could not have picked a more timely book given the current global political climate; and trust us, this book has not aged a day since it was published in the late 1980s. There is so much more to this book than anarchy. Joined by author and musician Derek Flynn, we discuss the prescient topic the story tells and how all of us were shocked at universal and timely the theme is. This is our first podcast where three different countries and nationalities are represented! You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Nov 1, 2020
Episode 22 - Love and Monsters and The Mandalorian Season 2 Premiere
The CW has released its winter premiere dates, and we've got our fingers crossed that we'll actually get new network content beginning in January. We're most excited about Batwoman, The Flash, Superman & Lois, and Black Lightning! Netflix and Ubisoft have announced a big Assassin's Creed teamup that involves multiple shows including both live action and animated series. Let's just say we're cautiously optimistic about this one. Finally we dive into this week's reviews as we both surprisingly loved Love and Monsters and were a bit disappointed with the return of The Mandalorian. Let us know where you stand as well! You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
1 hr 15 min
Oct 26, 2020
Episode 21 - The Resistance and Helstrom
We took on a bit too much this week, so our apologies for the delay and length! In news we have a new Netflix and Jamie Foxx original feature in the works; another Spider-Man 3 casting rumor; and a potential lead cast as Moon Knight for upcoming Disney + series! Then we jump into our review of volume one of The Resistance from AWA Upshot Comics and season 1 of Helstrom on Hulu. We had some differences of opinion this week, but were finally able to setting on ratings we could both live with. Give us a listen and let us know your thoughts on The Resistance and Helstrom! You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
1 hr 41 min
Oct 18, 2020
Episode 20 - Adventureman and Star Trek Discovery Season 3 Premiere
Big news from DC this week as they've announced their new Future State! We talk about the comics we're looking forward to picking up, as well as more Spider-Man 3 casting rumors, and a Dexter revival headed to Showtime for a limited series. Then we dive into what we loved with this week's reviews of Adventureman issues 1-4 from Image Comics and the season 3 premiere of Star Trek Discovery from CBS All Access. Let us know what you think! You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
1 hr 24 min
Oct 11, 2020
Episode 19 - The Walking Dead World Beyond and The Boys Season 2
Regal Cinemas have closed "until further notice" all of their theaters worldwide due to COVID-19 and no major film releases; Dr. Strange will be the major MCU crossover character for the as yet untitled Spider-Man 3 film; HBOMAX Green Lantern series has found its writers; Captain Janeway is making a comeback in 2021 for Nickelodeon's animated series Star Trek: Prodigy. Spooky season has brought us the return of The Walking Dead and their newest spin off series World Beyond. We dive into the zombie apocalypse once more with our mixed review of The Walking Dead: World Beyond; and we wrap up an overstuffed second season of The Boys. You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
1 hr 34 min
Oct 4, 2020
Late to the Party Book Club - Episode 1 - Maus
Late to the Party is our BRAND NEW book club podcast where we read what are classified as some of the greatest graphic novels of all time. Our inaugural episode features the only comic to have ever received a Pulitzer Prize, Maus by Art Spiegelman. We are also joined by Randy Dankievitch of Goomba Stomp and the Mid-Season Replacement Podcast. Join us as we discuss this narrative of Holocaust survival and how generational trauma informs the lives of those it touches. We also ask ourselves, would this story have worked -- especially as a comic -- if it hadn't been drawn allegorically as animals. You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Oct 4, 2020
Episode 18 - Amazon Prime's Utopia and Gangs of London on AMCPlus
Netflix reveals that Cobra Kai has been renewed for a 4th season while setting the release date for season 3 in early 2021; Jamie Foxx confirmed to reprise role of Electro in new MCU Spidey film; and No Time To Die pushes its release date to Easter 2021, knocking F9 even further back to a Memorial Day Weekend release in 2021. Geeks Unleashed are a house divided when it comes to the Utopia remake on Amazon Prime, while we can't sing enough praises for Gangs of London! You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
1 hr 29 min
Sep 27, 2020
Episode 17 - Bill and Ted Face the Music and Netflix's Enola Holmes
We kick off this week with an Emmy wrap up where HBO and Schitt's Creek were the biggest winners; lament over the cancellation of CW's Supergirl; wonder about WB's Peacemaker TV spin off, Amazon's The Boys college edition spin off series, and Disney+ with a new Nick Fury series. Then we dive into a week of more upbeat features as we review Bill and Ted Face the Music along with Netflix's Enola Holmes. One of these films gave us our first unanimous rating decision! Tune in to find out which ;) You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
1 hr 19 min
Sep 20, 2020
Episode 16 - The Devil All the Time and The Third Day
Feels like we were more excited about the news this week than we were about the two reviews! First up, PS5 pricing and release dates are out; She-Hulk casts Tatiana Maslany in titular role; Jonathan Majors set to play Kang the Conqueror in the MCU's Ant-Man 3. Then we dive into two items with sketchy religious followings as we tackle Netflix's The Devil All The Time and HBO's The Third Day. You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
1 hr 30 min
Sep 13, 2020
Episode 15 -Netflix's The Idhun Chronicles and Disney's Mulan
Jam packed episode this week as we tackle quite a bit of news, including Xbox Series X pricing and release date, Walking Dead's ending spawns two more spinoffs, more Scream 5 casting news, Wonder Woman 1984 release pushed back, plus a handful of comic new bits! Then we dive into our reviews of Netflix's The Idhun Chronicles (a Spanish anime) and Disney's live action Mulan. We've also introduced a new rating system for our reviews, and we remind you about our upcoming Late to the Party Book Club that begins in October. Be sure to join us! You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
1 hr 38 min
Sep 6, 2020
Episode 14 - Netflix's Away and Amazon Prime's The Boys Season 2
Light on news this week as we cover the new Mario Kart augmented reality Switch game, Batwoman begins filming, and Netflix has announced a live action Resident Evil series with all new characters. Getting into the nitty gritty, we talk about Netflix's Away while we geek out about the idea of realistic space flight, and we go hog wild over the insanity that is Amazon Prime's The Boys Season 2! You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
1 hr 25 min
Aug 30, 2020
Episode 13 - Superman: Man of Tomorrow and Batman: Three Jokers
This week's episode starts on a somber note as we discuss the career of the late Chadwick Boseman who passed away from cancer. The rest of the episode is all DC related as we cover the plethora of news from DC's Fandome virtual event, review Superman: Man of Tomorrow, and Batman: Three Jokers. You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
1 hr 23 min
Aug 22, 2020
Episode 12 - HBO's Lovecraft Country and Netflix's Project Power
We got a little carried away with our reviews this week, but it couldn't be helped because HBO's Lovecraft Country and Netflix's Project Power were just too good! But before we wax poetic about these great shows, we talked about some Netflix cancellations, DC Flashpoint news, and a fresh face stepping into Sony's Spiderverse. You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
1 hr 34 min
Aug 16, 2020
Episode 11 - Seven Secrets from Boom! Studios and Umbrella Academy Season 2
Is WB OK? Has someone checked in on them? On this episode we discuss the shakeup happening over at Warner Bros across all their different divisions. We also touch on Bel Air, the Fresh Prince reboot that has Will Smith exec producing; and we find out New York Comic Con is going virtual with some LIVE panels and Q&A sessions. Our reviews this week are Seven Secrets, a new book from Boom! Studios written by Tom Taylor; and we finally get around to reviewing Umbrella Academy season 2. Give us a listen!
1 hr 22 min
Aug 10, 2020
Episode 10 - Horizon Zero Dawn Issues #1 and #2 and Fire Power Issues #1 and #2
It's all about the comics this week! After a trip down memory lane with news of a new Knight Rider, a 3rd TRON film, and yet another team up from Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, we dive into two new ongoing series. First up is Horizon Zero Dawn Issues #0 and #1 from Titan Comics, followed by a gleeful review of Fire Power issues #1 and #2 from Image Comics. We also discuss TV shows we'd like to see make a comeback and a handful of other comics that are keeping our attention!
1 hr 19 min
Aug 4, 2020
Episode 9 - Transformers: War for Cybertron and Pulp
This week's theme inadvertently plays up to our nostalgic sides as we take a trip down memory lane! With news about Scream 5, Patty Jenkins leaving Wonder Woman after the third film, and Spider-Man being a playable exclusive in the PS4/5 version of the Avengers game, Mark and Jasmin talk about the impact the Scream franchise and PlayStation consoles had on their childhoods. Reviews of Transformers: War for Cybertron and Pulp lead to more nostalgic asides even though one of the aforementioned pieces left a lot to be desired. Have a listen!
1 hr 18 min
Jul 27, 2020
Geeks Unleashead Special Episode - Comic-Con at Home Part 2
We wrap up the final two days of Comic-Con at Home, discussing our favorite panels and our hopes for more digital access in the future. From DC's Death Metal, to Boom! Studio's BRZRKR, to conversations with Nathan Fillion and Keanu Reaves, and a good time for horror with films like Antlers, and new series like Lovecraft Country and Helstrom.
Jul 24, 2020
Geeks Unleashed Special Episode - Comic Con at Home Part 1
For the first time in San Diego Comic-Con's 50+ year history, they were forced to cancel the physical event. Lucky for fans everywhere, they've put the 2020 event online for FREE! This special episode is a rundown of the panels and news that caught our attention from the first three days of the convention. We've got updates on The Walking Dead, New Mutants, The Boys, Star Trek: Discovery, His Dark Materials, the Horizon Zero Dawn comic, and so much more!
Jul 19, 2020
Episode 6 - Netflix's Cursed and TNT's Snowpiercer
This week we cover lots of comic news; including a Power Rangers relaunch with Mighty Morphin #1, re-release of full color issues for The Walking Dead, and a brand new comic from Boom! Studios and Keanu Reaves. As for reviews, we're tackling Cursed (a Netflix original series), and TNT's Snowpiercer series now that the first season has wrapped up. Recommendations this week are the March graphic novel series from Congressman and civil rights activist John Lewis (who passed away this week), and Empyre #1 from Marvel. You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
1 hr 28 min
Jul 12, 2020
Episode 5 - Japan Sinks and Netflix's The Old Guard
We start off this episode with more DCEU news -- Javicia Leslie has been announced as the new Batwoman for the CW and HBO Max will have a Gotham PD series spin off from the Robert Pattinson led Batman film. In Marvel comic news, there's another massive event coming our way in December as Knull heads to Earth. We also gush about how much we've enjoyed Japan Sinks and The Old Guard which were new Netflix originals. Give us a listen and let us know what you think! You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
1 hr 17 min