Podcast - Episode 55: SDCC and Doctor Strange: The Oath

Dave went to San Diego Comic Con! He's back to talk all about the things he saw, the people he met, the awards he won, and the things he bought! We also cover as much of the news that came out of SDCC as possible, including our thoughts on about a hundred movie trailers.

It's also another instalment of our summer book club, and this week we are talking about Doctor Strange: The Oath by Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martin.

PLUS we have a lot of comics to talk about! Steve Rogers Captain America #3 came out this week and it was awesome and nuts! And in This Week in Winter Soldier, I talk all about Thunderbolts #3 and tell Dave a story about fans going absolutely bananas on Sebastian Stan's Instagram when he cancelled his Wizard World Chicago appearance.

You can't watch Arty, the short film directed by Nathan Boone that Dave acts in, online yet, but here is the trailer:

Dave got me a present at SDCC! It's an amazing print by Marvel Studios' Head of Visual Development, Ryan Meinerding

Man, so pretty.

Ryan Meinerding has like the best job in the world.

Thanks Dave! 

Here are those Iron Fist/Power Man Bill Sienkiewicz Marvel ads Dave was talking about:

Alright! I hope you enjoyed, or will enjoy, Doctor Strange: The Oath! It's really, really good!!!!

Podcast - Episode 20: Events!

Secret Wars #7 drops this week and there are still two more issues after that one! Meanwhile Marvel has been rolling out their All New All Different line-up for the past few weeks, despite the event that was supposed to introduce it all not being finished. It's just the latest in a long history of major comic book events that are plagued by scheduling issues and generally fall a little flat.

So we're talking about comic book events this week! Which ones worked, which ones didn't, which ones matter at all, etc.

We got ourselves some brand new microphones this week and it took us forever trying to figure them out. We still have improvements to make, but I think you can expect a much better sounding podcast moving forward.

Before we get into our topic, we talk about a bunch of other stuff, including the alleged Disney decision to stop producing 'Slave Leia' merchandise. The raging online debate caused me to tweet that I would like to see some Slave Han Solo concept designs.

The tweet was a joke, but I was not at all sad that J.Bone delivered.

Sketch of Slave Han 1.0 before I head out for comics. #hansolo #starwars #rotj #drawing #beefcake #jbone

A photo posted by J.Bone (@originaljbone) on

You're doing God's work, J! Let's collaborate on a Han Solo/Winter Soldier crossover!

Speaking of Winter Soldier (and I usually am), here's that article about the cosplayer being arrested in London this week. And here is a great excerpt from it where they used a picture of an action figure for reference:

In other Winter Soldier news, look at this crazy hot picture of Sebastian Stan!!!


And speaking of hotties (it's segue city up in here!), here is that Chris Hemsworth Instagram post that caused me to spend most of a morning researching death-by-hippo stats:

Almost 3,000 people a year are killed by hippos?! A YEAR?! I don't buy it. I need to find a new source for my nature facts.

I say in this episode that I don't remember anything about Final Crisis except maybe I didn't like it or found it boring? I found an old blog post that completely contradicts this. Apparently I loved it. I still don't remember what it even was.

We didn't get around to talking about the new Supergirl episode but you can check out Dave's recaps for Global TV here.