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Comic Geek Speak is the best podcast about comic books for fans and new readers alike. Put together by a group of life-long comic geeks, it's 4-5 hours a week of comic book history, current comic news, and a general look at the industry. In addition to all the latest in comics talk, the show also fe…

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    Classic Geek Speak - Book of the Month Club: Superman For All Seasons

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 88:50

    In honor of the passing of Tim Sale, we here at Comic Geek Speak are digging into the archive once more. All the way back in 2006, the team of Bryan Deemer, Jamie D, Matt, Peter Rios and Shane gave us an in-depth look at Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale's Superman For All Seasons for the Book of the Month Club. And as we here in America celebrate our Independence Day, we could use some of the hope, joy, and light that this story brings forth, so it is extra fitting indeed to re-air this one. Here's to you, Tim, and thank you. (1:28:50)

    Comic Geek Speak Presents: Comic Timing 208 - Wanda and Vishawn

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 192:02

    Not a hoax! Not an imaginary story! As the regular CGS take a week to regroup, Comic Timing returns for the first time since December 2021! Join Ian, Brent, Kris, Donovan, Brandon and Raph as they discuss topics ranging from the passing of Neal Adams, George Perez and Tim Sale to Donovan's reaction to CGS' The Batman review, initial thoughts on Ms. Marvel as well as other Marvel shows, Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, The Boys, Umbrella Academy, and plenty more. Expect spoilers, and a reminder that these episodes do not stray from letting curses fly, so do utilize headphones, or earmuffs as needed. (3:12:02)

    1856 - June 2022 Previews

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 110:50

    It's just Chris and Ian all the way through for this one, as we give you listeners our finest offering from Diamond's Previews issue 405, DC Connect 25, and Marvel Previews Vol 6, issue 9, for issues mostly set for release in August, 2022. Just a quick note that due to supply chain issues, a decent amount of Marvel comics mentioned in this very episode may no longer be available for pre-order. But fear not, they will be resolicited as needed, so we soldiered on and gave picks according to the existing catalog. Madness, I tells ya! (1:50:50)

    1855 - Retro Movie Review: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 95:16

    Get your best Shatner scream at the ready, and expose your chest for all to see! That's right, in celebration of forty years since its original release, Comic Geek Speak goes back in tiiiiime once again to give the formal review treatment to the gem of the Star Trek movie franchise. Chris, Shane and Ian all rewatched Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan for the assignment, while Murd experienced it all the way through for the very first time! Listen in to find out more about what this movie means to them all, and Star Trek in general. It's a real ear worm of a movie, I tell ya. (1:35:16)

    1854 - Bryan and Peter Talk MCU Phase Four

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 99:01

    The Founders™ gather once more for some old school CGS convo! This time out, Bryan and Peter start with some discussion of Joe Quesada's exit from Marvel and how he's always been there for as long as CGS has existed. They then maneuver to the glut of Geek entertainment and how impossible it is to watch everything to thoughts on Spider-Man No Way Home, Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, The potential of the Fantastic Four in the MCU, and as usual, more! (1:39:01)

    1853 - Comic Talk

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 105:54

    Chris, Ian and Murd have comics to talk about, so let's do the Comic Talk again! Within, topics discussed include Joe Quesada leaving Marvel Comics, the first two episodes of Obi Wan and Season Four Part 1 of Stranger Things (spoiler free), Chris gives us a Kurt Busiek twofer on Astro City: This Was Then... and Arrowsmith Behind Enemy Lines, then a Batman duo with Chip Zdarsky's Batman: The Knight and Tom King's Batman: Killing Time. Ian gets further into Dark Crisis with Justice League: Road to Dark Crisis and the FCBD Dark Crisis issue, then gives his thoughts on issues 1 and 2 of Zeb Wells' and John Romita Jr's Amazing Spider-Man and Zdarsky's The All-Nighter, with some Patsy Walker 1955 thrown in for good measure. Then, Murd hops in the Bubble for Decades: Marvel In The '50S - Captain America Strikes! in honor of Memorial Day, and Dean Haspiel's The Red Hook in honor of...Brooklyn. Plus Muddle the Murd, and more! (1:45:54)

    1852 - May 2022 Previews

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 151:18

    As the month of May approaches its finale, it's time for Previews! Chris, Ian and Murd run through issue 404 of Diamond Previews, DC Connect 24, and Marvel Previews issue 8 (vol 6) for books mostly set for July 2022 release. Hunker down in your favorite chair, as we make you spend more money on comics! And maybe an ALF action figure. You're welcome. (2:31:18)

    1851 - Marvel Studios' Moon Knight Series Review

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 104:42

    Finally, the time has come to review Moon Knight! Ian, Chris, Shane and Murd certainly couldn't do this without calling in Matt and our resident Moon Knight scholar, Kevin Moyer, to help us fully understand what this series brings to the table, both compared to the comic book original and standing on its own. Spoilers throughout, as usual, so go fire up Disney+ and watch all six episodes before listening if you haven't already. Do you have what it takes to become a Fist of Khonshu? Because if you don't we'll ask that other guy living in your head instead. (1:44:42)

    1850 - Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Movie Review

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 102:41

    By the hoary hosts of Hoggoth! A packed house of Kevin, Matt, Chris, Ian, Murd, Shane and Legacy Geek, Ben, give us their in-depth, spoiler-filled, and passionate thoughts on the MCU's latest, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Every stone is unturned, and every thread of reality is unraveled in this thoughtful discussion, inlcuding the tumultuous journey that occured to get this movie made, Sam Raimi's return to Marvel, all the surprises and how they'll affect what comes next, The Wong Cinematic Universe, and more. So sit back, relax, grab a pizza ball from Pizza Poppa and give this one a try.  (1:42:41)

    1849 - Top 5 Legacy Villains

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 138:10

    A long overdue conclusion to our Top 5 Legacy series of episodes finally comes your way! Way back in 2018, Chris, Ian, Shane and Murd gave you their list of legacy heroes; now the villains take the stage. Whether it's someone unexpected who took over the mantle, a new take on an existing character, or family stepping up and taking over a role, who do the Geeks think are the best of the bad guys? Tune in and find out! And there's a Muddle the Murd attempt after the lists are all wrapped up, to be extra evil. (2:18:10)

    1848 - The CGS Best of 2021 Results and Comic Talk

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 136:03

    Six Geeks take the stage for this loosey goosey Comic Talk, as Shane, Murd and Ian are joined by Kevin and Matt! First, the results of the Comic Geek Speak Best of 2021 Awards are shared with the crowd, followed by discussion of the Warner Bros and Discovery merger and how that may affect DC Comics moving forward, The Flash movie and its tumultuous future, news out of Cinemacon for Sony and Warner Bros alike, and reactions to the first Thor: Love and Thunder trailer. Plus, Chris checks out Tom Taylor's Nightwing and finishes Human Target Season One, Ian gives Jeff Lemire and Greg Smallwood's Moon Knight a spin and comments on the leadup to Dark Crisis in Justice League 75, Matt revisits Moon Knight from the 1980s, Kevin gives Kelly Thompson's Captain Marvel a whirl, Shane gives Batman: The Long Halloween a reread, and Murd goes Kickstarter with Karl Kessel's Impossible Jones. All that and some movie conversation, Chris' latest trip to Eide's, a Muddle, and more! (2:16:03)

    1847 - April 2022 Previews

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 172:55

    Mid month, time for Previews! Shane, Ian and Murd give you their rundown of the comics to check out in Previews 403, DC Connect 23 and Marvel Previews Vol 7 number 7, for issues mostly set for release in June, 2022. Highlights include a return to The Walking Dead, the return of Genis-Vell, the return to DC Crisis level events, and more. Plus, in a shocking twist, IDW is relegated to the back of the book. How does this change how we read Previews? Tune in to found out! (2:52:55)

    1846 - The CGS Best of 2021 Nominations Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 190:26

    Another year, another round of nominations to be listed, labeled and lauded! Chris, Murd, Ian and you the listeners go through sixteen comic related categories in order to spread the love on 2021's best. And best of all, we still managed to produce an episode a half hour shorter than this year's Academy Awards! Bazinga. (3:10:26)

    1845 - March 2022 Previews

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 158:44

    And the time has come once more for these Comic Geeks three to journey into the depths of Previews to bring forth as many comic books as they can afford to take with them! Shane, Murd and Ian flip forward Diamond Previews issue 402, DC Connect 22, and Marvel Previews (Vol 6) 6, for books mainly scheduled to be released in May 2022. And hey, that's Free Comic Book Day Month! (2:38:44)

    1844 - The Batman Movie Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 153:53

    It's time for the Geeks to take on the latest iteration of The World's Greatest Detective. And this time, he brought with him a definitive article. And in order to tackle a movie the magnitude of The Batman, Chris, Ian, Shane and Murd welcome back Julian Lytle to the show! Prepare for a review not quite the length of the movie itself, but still one that delves into the finer details, inspiration, costuming, acting, staging, and brooding that Matt Reeves' take brings forth. So sit back, put your Batmobile on autopilot, eat your fresh berries, and get ready for a bevy of Batty opinions! (2:03:53)

    1842 - Comic Talk w/ Bryan and Peter

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 104:33

    The Founders are back for another round of Comic Talk! Bryan and Peter go through some thoughts on the Comixology changes, Peter gives Bryan a Batman book he's never read before to check out and review, and they follow it up with some TV and movie talk, plus various other tangents. Finally, they give tribute to the late, great Jim Dietz. Welcome home again. (1:44:33)

    1843 - Retro Movie Review: Mystery Men

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 86:44

    Look at what the fork we just put out! A choice choice by Murd, as Ian, Shane and Chris join him on a return to 1999, and the cult classic superhero epic, Mystery Men. How does the movie hold up after all this time? Just how heavy was that bowling ball The Bowler was holding? Will disco ever die? How fast can Roy get Furious? Do superheroes wear glasses? Is shoveling a martial art? Are there any names better than Casanova Frankenstein? And is Invisible Kid really invisible? Tune in to find out, or I'll eat this sandwich. (1:26:44)

    1841 - Comic Talk

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2022 141:14

    Hey now, the gang's all here! Chris, Shane, Ian and Murd reconvene to discuss a bevy of comic related topics. These include the Marvel Netflix shows heading to Disney Plus (including slight spoilers for Spider-Man: No Way Home), the incoming arrival of Chip Zdarsky's Batman and Al Ewing's Ant-Man, The Hero Initiative reprinting JLA/Avengers, the sorry state of Comixology at the moment, and so much more. Plus, Murd brings us back to the 90s with Silver Surfer: Rebirth, to an alternate World War I with Arrowsmith: Behind Enemy Lines and back to the present with DC's Monkey Prince, Shane goes Blue and Gold and gives his full World of Toys rundown on He-Man, GI Joe and some Batarangs, Ian shares stories of his sojourn to London, including reviews of Back to the Future The Musical and Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane while also fitting in a review of Superman: Son of Kal-El #1, and Chris goes to war (comics) with Garth Ennis, returns to Claremont's classic X-Men: From the Ashes, finishes out Fantastic Four: Life Story, and bathes in the wonder that is Tom King and John Paul Leon's Batman/Catwoman Special. Plus some thoughts on the return of Futurama (with a this just in update), Peacemaker, Hawkeye, and a Muddle the Murd! (2:21:14)

    MTB034 - Murd's Time Bubble: The Thirty-Fourth Time

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2022 191:20

    As the Time Bubble makes its first appearance in over a year, Murd emerges to give you the lowdown on the first-ever appearances of a true triple-threat from Marvel's Bronze Age; a magical mystery musician from DC's Silver Age; and an ambitious young squad of incorporated crusaders from the Time Bubble's current HQ in 2002! Plus other chronal curios. (3:11:20)

    Classic Geek Speak: 526, Politics in Comics - Spotlight on Prez

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 21, 2022 63:14

    This Presidents' Day, we at Comic Geek Speak rerun one of our absolute favorites. This originally aired on October 13, 2008 as part of the Politics in Comics Comic Book Crossover. It's a spotlight on DC's swinging 70s New Flower Party candidate PREZ, First Teen President! From battling the great great great great grand nephew of George Washington, playing pingpong with Mao Tse Tung, to vampire's attacking the White House, it's a look at a character created as social and political commentary with all the brilliant craziness of the 70s. (1:03:14)

    Comic Geek Speak Presents - Across the Bifrost: Tales of Asgard Vol 1-3 and The Warriors Three

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2022 187:59

    We are in the midst of a two week reprieve from recording the Comic Geek Speak podcast. Rather than keep you without things to listen to, here is one of two releases to tide you over! Ryan Does of Across the Bifrost: The Mighty Thor Podcast had Chris Eberle on for a series of episodes focusing on the Tales of Asgard backups in Journey into Mystery. Listen in to Volumes 1-3, and then Ian joins Chris and Ryan to discuss the Bill Willingham 2010 miniseries The Warriors Three. Thanks once again to Ryan for having us on, and HAVE AT THEE!!! (3:07:59)

    1840 - February 2022 Previews

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2022 115:56

    It's mid-month, and that means Previews time! Murd, Chris and Ian stick with it all the way through Previews Issue 401, DC Connect 21 and Marvel Previews (Vol 6) number 5, for issues mostly set for release in April 2022. Featuring anniversaries galore, returning favorite characters, returning favorite creators, Lego Ninjago, The Rocketeer, Betty Paige, that same ad for Mob Psycho, and more! (1:55:56)

    1839 - Top 5 George Perez Projects

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2022 116:46

    Today, the Geeks celebrate the legendary comic book creator and craftsman George Perez in our traditional Top 5 style. Chris, Shane, Murd and Ian delve into each corner of the man's illustrious career, doing their best to point out the highlights in their individual reading histories. This includes everything from story arcs to individual issues, posters, writing, covers, and more. And please, raise a glass as we toast Mr. Perez, as he makes his final rounds. (1:56:46)

    1838 - Book of the Month Club: Starman Issues 0-11

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 130:42

    Shane, Chris, Ian and Murd finally make good on a promise made many months ago, and return to the Book of the Month format for a book that means a lot to each of them. That's right, the first twelve issues of James Robinson's Starman are here! The Geeks go over their histories with the book and with Jack Knight and other versions of the titular character, then give their thoughts on issues 0 through 11 of the series, including the introductions (and for some characters reintroductions) of The Shade, The Mist, The O'Dare Family, Ragdoll, Opal City, and so much more. Grab your leather jacket, anti-flare googles, some patches and a staff, and dive right in with us! (2:10:42)

    1837 - January 2022 Previews

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 150:16

    It's the first Previews of 2022, and it's a milestone! Join Chris, Ian and Murd as they flip through the 400th Diamond Previews, as well as DC Connect issue 20, and Marvel Previews (Vol 6) issue 4, for comics scheduled for release mostly in March 2022. Let's go through this together and find some comics you may have missed, shall we? (2:30:16)

    1836 - Post-Holiday Comic Talk

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 149:54

    As we welcome in 2022, we Geeks return from our various holiday traditions and celebrations with the gift of Comic Talk! This includes sharing what comic book related and comic book adjacent presents we received, spoiler-filled discussions of Hawkeye (1:11:52-1:33:10), the first episode of The Book of Boba Fett (1:34:12-1:47:23), and The Matrix Resurrections (1:47:26-1:57:31). We also discuss Chris' trip to Eide's Entertainment in Pittsburgh and what he picked up along the way, Murd tantalizes us all with tale of Catwoman: Lonely City, Ian gets lost in the multiverse with Image Comics' Bolero as well as some Infinite Crusade and Wally West's return to The Flash, Shane goes shopping for some GI Joe and shows off his Lego, and so much more. Plus, the first Muddle attempt of the New Year! (2:29:54)

    Christmas - The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus: Part One

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 38:33

    Our own elfin elocutionist, Adam Murdough, has prepared another season's reading for your Christmas listening pleasure. This year, Murd is proud to present Part One (of Three) of L. Frank Baum's 'The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus.' Hear about the enchanted childhood of the boy who would become dear old St. Nick, as envisioned by the Dreamer of Oz himself! (38:33)

    Classic Geek Speak - 1527: Trivia Showdown!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 99:42

    As we embark on this holiday season, we return to the archives for this joyous pursuit of trivia! This episode originally aired on January 4, 2015 as Episode 1527 of the show. A gaggle of Geeks gather to pass an evening in the time-honored fan practice of competitive comics trivia! Which Geeks will win bragging rights--and which questions can YOU answer that they can't?? Find out in this fun-filled episode, emceed by CGS quizmaster Peter Rios! (1:39:42)

    1835 - Spider-Man: No Way Home Movie Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 129:58

    We here at Comic Geek Speak close out 2021 with a movie we've been waiting all year to wrap our arms around. Glide right into our spoiler-filled discussion of Spider-Man: No Way Home, featuring Murd, Ian, Shane, Chris and special guests Comfort Love and Adam Withers! We collectively sink our teeth into every nook and cranny of the film, no if, sands or butts about it. Trust me, the conversation is simply electrifying! (2:09:58)

    Christmas - The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus: Part One

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 38:33

    Our own elfin elocutionist, Adam Murdough, has prepared another season's reading for your Christmas listening pleasure. This year, Murd is proud to present Part One (of Three) of L. Frank Baum's 'The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus.' Hear about the enchanted childhood of the boy who would become dear old St. Nick, as envisioned by the Dreamer of Oz himself! (38:33)

    1835 - Spider-Man: No Way Home Movie Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 129:58

    We here at Comic Geek Speak close out 2021 with a movie we've been waiting all year to wrap our arms around. Glide right into our spoiler-filled discussion of Spider-Man: No Way Home, featuring Murd, Ian, Shane, Chris and special guests Comfort Love and Adam Withers! We collectively sink our teeth into every nook and cranny of the film, no if, sands or butts about it. Trust me, the conversation is simply electrifying! (2:09:58)

    1834 - December 2021 Previews

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 142:40

    Perfectly timed for the middle of the month, Chris, Ian and Murd are ready to peruse Previews! The catalogs this time around are Previews issue 399, DC Connect 19, and Marvel Previews Vol 6 issue 3, for books mostly set to be released in February 2022. And as we sit here planning our winter holidays, Previews is all about love and romance for that other one with the chocolate and the hearts and what have you. And strangely tons of horror; you be the judge on that one. (2:22:40)

    Comic Geek Speak Presents: Comic Timing 207 - Korg Walked So Ben Grimm Could Run

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 179:46

    While the Geeks take a week to regroup and rest during this busy holiday season, we present the latest episode of Comic Timing! This episode Ian and Brent are joined by Raph Soohoo, Donovan Morgan Grant, Brandon Christopher, Kris Naudus and Jamal Igle to go over what's new in the world of comic book fandom over the past few months. This includes a deconstruction on Substack and Comixology Unlimited and what they mean to the comic book publishing industry, Raph's passionate review and thoughts on Shang-Chi and what it means to him as an American Born Chinese man, What Eternals may mean for Marvel's cinematic future, how frustrating modern press can be when it comes to spoilers, Fandome discussion including The Flash, The Batman, Young Justice and Blue Beetle, Brent hates on Ava Duvernay and also discusses Ben Reilly Spider-Man, and Once and Future, Ian explains how awesome X-Men Legends is, Jamal goes into Cliff Chang's Catwoman: Lonely City, Donovan loves Bat books, Raph adores Superman '78 and has thoughts on Clark handing his mantle over to Jonathan, Brandon praises X-Men, Kris rolls her D20 on Keith Ammann's Live to Tell the Tale, and much much more. (2:59:46)

    1833 - A Cornucopia of Comics Conversation 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 132:38

    As they digest a luxurious meal and try not to slip into a tryptophan laced nap, the foursome of Chris, Shane, Ian and Murd do their best to provide a worthy amount of comics conversation for the dinner table! This includes spoiler-filled reviews of Ghostbusters: Afterlife and Eternals, spoiler-free Hawkeye talk on episodes 1 and 2, some recent reads including Tom King's Strange Adventures, Chris Claremont's The Black Dungeon, Ed Brubaker and Marcos Martin's Friday Book One: The First Day of Christmas, Jeff Lemire's Primordial, Mark Millar's King of Spies, The Stargirl Spring Break Special, and much more! Much more includes some World of Toys, a Muddle the Murd, and even some spoilery Venom: Let There Be Carnage talk. Plenty to digest all around, pun intended! (2:12:38)

    1832 - Thanksgiving Storytime with Uncle Sal

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 104:54

    Gather round the table, grab a turkey leg, some cranberry sauce, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy. and dig in to our festive treat to you, the listeners. As this year, Murd and Ian celebrate with the one, the only, Uncle Sal Abbinanti! As usual, this episode is very much not for the kids and the episode itself is raw and uncensored, but we go over everything from what Sal's been up to lately, life in and around Chicago as it tries to return to normal, his eventual return to conventions and what he wants to see once there, how time away has been a source of inspiration, plenty of slice of life anecdotes, and of course his current Kickstarter campaign for the Atomika: God is Red Omnibus. Dig in, this one is worth taking your time with and really savoring it. And for those of you celebrating, a happy and a healthy Thanksgiving to you all! (1:44:54)

    1831 - November 2021 Previews

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 140:29

    Chris, Murd and Ian scrum through November's Previews issue 398, DC Connect 18, and Marvel Previews (Vol 6) issue 2, for books scheduled mostly for release in January 2022. And as we reach a new year on the calendar...SAGA RETURNS!!! 'Nuff said. (2:20:29)

    1830 - Comic Talk

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 145:27

    Shane, Ian and Murd gather together to discuss as much geeky goodness as they can fit into an episode! Topics include the Ringo Award winners, trailers for Morbius (with spoilers for Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage), The Batman, Flash, The Book of Boba Fett and Black Adam, Shane goes into Hasbro Pulse Con announcements and his recent toy purchases around said Pulse Con and elsewhere, the new Neca Goliath figure from Gargoyles is amazing, Ian discusses books he grabbed at New York Comic Con along with Robin #1, Robins #1 Fantastic Four: Life Story #4, Star Trek: Prodigy and Young Justice: Phantoms, Murd reads Alan Moore's Neonomicon in honor of All Hallow's Eve, talks CW's The Flash and the lack of a cranial fin on Despero and Stargirl Season Two, and we finish things out with an in-depth and spoiler-filled discussion of the 2021 Dune movie. And even a Muddle the Murd, even! (2:25:27)

    1829 - Catching Up with Comfort Love and Adam Withers, New York Style

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 86:37

    Recorded live at Comfort Love and Adam Withers' hotel room after Day 1 of New York Comic Con, join Ian and Kris Naudus as they catch up with these two longtime friends of Comic Geek Speak.  As is the case with most of these types of episodes the topics are all over the place and off the cuff, so language, opinions, and tangents are all our own. This includes discussion on how conventions have changed along with the audience attending them since the pandemic, how media itself has adapted and evolved, what it's like for Comfort and Adam returning to NYCC after a three year absence, the age of the average con-goer may be decreasing, what the future may hold for comics, films, publishing and conventions in a world of DC Fandome and similar digital announcements, the demographic difference found on digital platforms like Webtoon and how "shipping" is definitely a thing, tons of Hamilton references, Twitter is not the real world for an artist, how much in-person interaction still matters, Jem is still excitement, mochi and bubble tea are delicious, appreciation versus appropriation, and much much more. (1:26:37)

    1828 - Retro Movie Review: The Lost Boys

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 85:07

    Just in time for Halloween, Comic Geek Speak goes back to the vault and digs up a blood-sucking, worm-eating classic just for you! Chris, Shane, Ian and Murd give their takes on 1987's classic, The Lost Boys. Does it hold up after all these years? How does it work for Murd after his first ever viewing? And will you please just invite me in already so I can eat my raw garlic pasta in peace? Plus, a spooooooky (okay not really) Muddle the Murd! Cryyyyyyy little sister...(1:25:07)

    1827 - October 2021 Previews

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 159:38

    For the second month in a row it's just Ian and Murd, doing what they do best: finding the best bits in the monthly Previews catalog and getting you, our faithful listeners, to spend more money on comics! The catalogs in question this time around are Diamond Previews #397, DC Connect #17, and Marvel Previews #1 (Volume 6), with books mostly scheduled for release in December 2021. There's Christmas cheer to be found in these solicitations, plus books set in the world of existing (and upcoming) media, and plenty of kaiju to boot! (2:39:38)

    Comic Geek Speak Presents: Back to the Bins - 471

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 81:14

    Here's some supplemental listening material for you all while we await our next release! This episode of Back to the Bins oriignally aired on July 17, 2021. Host Paul Spataro is once again joined by Chris Eberle and Adam Murdough from Comic Geek Speak, along with a cameo from Ian Levenstein.  The CGS boys bring their love of old books and perspective to the show which always makes for a good time.  Listen in! (1:21:14)

    1826 - The Return to New York Comic Con

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 97:08

    This episode, Ian does his best attempt at a Pants on the Floor, as he had the pleasure of returning to New York Comic Con for its first in-person event since 2019. Listen in for his thoughts and experiences on and at the con, as well as some interviews with friends new and old, including the one and only Jamal Igle as we discuss many things, including his upcoming collaboration with Scott Snyder on "Dudley Datson and the Forever Machine", Fabian Lelay of "We Are the Danger", Eli Neugeboren of "Sharkary vs. Tsunami Crab" and he contributed to the new recreation of Barry Windsor Smith's Weapon X fittingly known as "Weapon Echh", Dani Colman of "The Unfinished Corner", and then we wrap up with final thoughts on the con from Ian and his friends Kris Naudus, David Gold, and Claire Samuels, including our take on the Star Trek: Prodigy premiere, and what it's like to cosplay the "it" costume at a convention. Welcome back, cons! (1:34:23)

    1825 - Comic Talk

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 121:46

    Get ready for quite the catchup of comic book related reads, watching and happenings! This includes IDW heading to Penguin Random House, Chris discusses his recovery from Tropical Storm Ida and how it will change his collecting habits moving forward, Shane got some time to read Justice League: Death Metal, Batman '89 #1, Batman Beyond #48 and 49, Infinite Frontier and some Wally West Flash, Murd discusses Superman '89 #1 and Al Ewing's Defenders, Ian goes into Spider-Man Life Story Annual #1 and Fantastic Four: Life Story and goes into Joe Bennett's removal from Marvel Comics in further detail, and Chris goes over JMS and Epting's Telepaths, Ron Marz's Almost American, Cantwell's Iron Man and Brubaker's The Fall Out. Plus some media conversation of Superman & Lois, Y: The Last Man, What If...?, Stargirl and Star Trek: Lower Decks, Shane does a World of Toys on GI Joe Cobra Island, Marvel Legends, Star Wars and He-Man, we fit in a Muddle the Murd and more! (2:01:46)

    Comic Geek Speak Presents: Footnotes - Superman Annual #11

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 245:57

    With this very special episode of Comic Geek Speak, we honor one of our longest running and most generous listeners, Dr. Eamonn Clarke, as he heads into retirement after 36 years on the job, and begins the next stage of his journey. And the best gift we could offer the man who has everything is just that! Peter Rios and Adam Murdough give the Footnotes treatment to Superman Annual #11, written by Alan Moore with art by Dave Gibbons. Here's to you, Eamonn, and to you, our listeners as a whole! May this episode be everything your heart desires. (4:05:57)

    1824 - September 2021 Previews

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 156:45

    The Dynamic Diamond Duo of Ian and Murd tag team the September Previews this month, covering solicits mostly set for release in November 2021. This includes selections from Previews #396, DC Connect #16, and Marvel Previews #15. But how, you ask, do only two people manage to record their monthly picks and still go two and a half hours? They found a way. (2:36:45)

    1823 - Introducing...Karate Kid, Shang-Chi, and The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 75:35

    With expert timing, we jump out of the shadows for another Introducing...! This time, we focus on the first appearances of some of the most nimble martial artists of the comic book world: DC's Karate Kid, Marvel's Shang-Chi (now a major motion picture), and Mirage's (now IDW's) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. If you'd like to read along with us, you can find these character premieres in Adventure Comics #346, Special Marvel Edition #15, and of course, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1. These origins also manage to span the Silver, Bronze and Copper Age of comics, as America's appreciation of the martial arts went from a passing glance to a full blown obsession. How do the issues hold up? Listen in to find out, but please, don't try this at home; leave that to the Living Weapons. (1:15:35)

    1822 - Something Old and Something New, Buckaroo Bonzai and Shang-Chi Too!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 103:12

    There's a Retro Movie Review in my new release review. There's a new release review in my Retro Movie Review! To start us off, Chris, Shane, Murd and Ian review the 1984 sci-fi cult classic, and favorite of Shane, "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension." But is it truly retro if three out of four are watching it for the first time? You be the judge. The cast (sans Shane) then transition into an in-depth and spoiler-filled discussion on Marvel's latest cinematic entry in Phase Four of the MCU, "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings." And as if that wasn't enough, we also attempt to Muddle the Murd! (1:43:12)

    1821 - Bryan & Peter Talk Simonson's Thor

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 97:08

    Bryan and Peter dive back into Walter Simonson's Thor run and pick up where we left off years ago. Join us as we discuss the rest of the Surtur Saga.

    1820 - August 2021 Previews

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 148:12

    Before the month is through, there's Previews left to do! And for the month of August, Chris, Ian and Murd find many a thing that goes bump in the night, as Previews #395, DC Connect #15 and Marvel Previews #14 reveal their spooky titles set mostly for release in the month of October. No tricks, just the treats of good comics to be had. (2:28:12)

    1819 - Comic Talk

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 154:14

    It's been a while since we caught up, so we pack as much Comic Talk as we can into this week's episode. This includes spoilery conversation on DC's latest movie to hit theaters and HBO Max, The Suicide Squad, Peacemaker, Bloodsport, Ratcatcher 2, TDK, King Shark, Harley Quinn, Polka Dot Man and all. We also touch on the season finale of Loki (also with spoilers), the launch of new digital comic book publisher Substack, Shane gets his wish and talks Blue and Gold with Chris and Ian, Tim Drake comes out as bisexual, Murd opines on Chrisopher Cantwell's The Blue Flame and Wally West Quantum Leaping into the Superfriends reality, Chris brings his to-read pile which includes some of the latest James Bond comics, Tom King's Supergirl: The Woman of Tomorrow, Spider-Man Spider's Shadow, Fantastic Four's Bride of Doom arc, Gerry Duggan's X-Men, Black Hammer: Reborn and Black Hammer: Visions, United States of Captain America, the first three trades of Invincible, Hadrian's Wall, Dracula MoFo', Garth Ennis' Sara, and more. Plus, Chris, Ian and Murd review Jeff Lemire's Primordial, Ian tackles JH Williams' Echolands, Shane gives us a World of Toys update, we Muddle the Murd, and other random ramblings! (2:34:14)

    1818 - A Conversation With Ron Marz

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 107:08

    After a nine year hiatus, Ron Marz returns to Comic Geek Speak! Since then, the cast has changed, and so has the comic book industry. In turn, Ron's main focus is his current cosmic crowdfunding campaign at Zoop along with Andy Lanning and Rick Leonardi, titled Resolution. Along with that, Ian and Chris discuss the full scope of Ron's career, including the creations of Kyle Rayner and Genis-Vell, taking over for Starlin on Silver Surfer, the rise and fall of Crossgen and how its existence changed the comic book medium, Samurai: Heaven and Earth (one of Chris' all-time favorites), Russian spies and Almost American, Swamp God at Heavy Metal and different formats of releasing comics, the state of the NL East, and so much more. (1:47:08)

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