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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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    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)

    1817 - July 2021 Previews

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 139:11

    Just in time for the end of the month, we delve into Previews! Get those order in ASAP as Chris and Ian discuss Previews # 394 for Image and Dark Horse, and are joined by Murd in time for DC Connect #14, Marvel Previews #13, and the rest of the rest of the book, for titles mostly set for release in September, 2021. And we even slip in a singalong or two while we're at it! (2:19:11)

    1816 - Old Friends

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2021 97:08

    Peter and Bryan return to CGS for a casual conversation about comics, nerdy stuff, and life in 2021

    1815 - Spotlight on Nick Fury

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 197:19

    From his Lee and Kirby origins and the best eyepatch in comics, to The Howling Commandos, to Steranko's iconic take, all the way to Original Sin, the Infinity Formula and beyond, nobody has been a part of more facets of the Marvel Universe than Nick Fury. It took a group of four geeks, including Spotlight Maestro Chris Eberle, Shane, Ian and Murd, gathered together in one undisclosed location (okay fine, it's disclosed, it was the CGS Studio) to make this Spotlight happen! And for those paying attention, this one is at least five years in the making. So get in your flying car, put on your stealth suit with as many pouches as you can possibly fit, put that eyepatch on the correct eye, and join in on the action; if you're tough enough. (3:17:19)

    1814 - Black Widow Movie Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2021 83:15

    The MCU returns to theaters...and so does the CGS crew! Live, in person and in studio for the first time in over a year and a half, Ian, Chris, Murd and Shane give us their honest opinions on the first movie of Phase Four, and the experience of heading back into the theater to do so. They also open some mail from the mailbag, discuss trailers viewed before the movie such as Shang-Chi, Venom 2 and Suicide Squad, and some other digressions. And yes, there be spoilers abound within, so do wait until after you've seen Black Widow to listen! (1:23:15)

    Classic Geek Speak - 989: Spotlight on Hawkman and Hawkgirl

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 93:03

    Another episode from the archives returns to the feed, as Ian is on vacation this week, and the rest of the Geeks are preparing to celebrate the 4th! But rather than leave you all empty-handed, we give you one of the most celebrated of Peter Rios' Spotlights. This episode originally aired on December 24, 2010; It's our gift to the listeners this holiday season as we try and sort out the continuity landmine that is the world of Hawkman and Hawkgirl! From Egypt to the Golden Age to the far-flung planet of Thanagar, we walk through the characters' origins, retcons and more. (1:33:03)

    1813 - June 2021 Previews and Catching Up With JK Woodward

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 158:59

    We begin this month's Previews episode with a dalliance into the realm of the risqué, as longtime friend of the show JK Woodward joins Murd, Chris and Ian to discuss his latest book, "The Con-a-Sutra: An Adult Guide to Full-Frontal Nerdity." (5:11-36:16) As you can probably tell by the title, this book is not all-ages, so earmuffs if you tend to listen or watch these episodes with children around. Then, after JK exits, we tackle Previews #393, DC Connect #13 and Marvel Previews #12, for books mostly set for release in August 2021. (2:38:59)

    1812 - Loki 1 Spoiler Review and Comic Talk

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2021 126:16


    Not a trick! Not an imaginary story! But it sure is timey whimey, that much is true. Chris, Ian, Shane and Murd give an in-depth and spoiler-filled review of the first episode of Marvel's latest traverse through the multiverse, Loki (4:58-51:21). We then catch up on our latest reads, including Ian traveling to the 90s for X-Men Legends #1, Chris not traveling to the 90s for Heroes Reborn #1 (the new one) and Marvel Double Action, Spider-Man Spider's Shadow #1, Fantastic Four Life Story #1, Radiant Black #4, The Silver Coin #1 and more. Then, journey back in tiiiiime with Murd for DC's The Young All-Stars, and one of Grant Morrison's first (and trippiest), Zenith. Plus some World of Toys updates on GI Joe, Batman '66 figures and some amazing Lego sets, and yes, a Muddle the Murd! A true gem of an episode...not a stone. Trust me, no stones. (2:06:16)


    1811 - Top 5 Comic Books for Beginners

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 163:14

    Let's start at the very beginning; a very good place to start. Something that we as comic book readers want more than anything else is to have others find the craft, and the joy within it, and start reading right along with us. With this episode, we give these new readers our choices for books that would/could be that foot in the door to the medium at large. Some pieces are instructional, some all ages, some for adults, but all of these Top 5 choices (and one in particular more than the others) are, as always our hill, and our beans. And even if you're already quite familiar with comics as a whole, hopefully you'll find these suggestions as good items to read, or for someone you know to read! (2:43:14)

    - Crisis Tapes 24: Crisis on Infinite Earths #6, Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2021 167:08

    Earth-S is in turmoil! Some of our villains are missing! The new Wildcat steps into the ring! And Harbinger makes a supreme sacrifice to save the 'exogenous Earths' of the DC Multiverse! Adam and Peter hit the halfway point of their exhaustive summation of the Crisis maxiseries with this episode. (2:47:08)

    Classic Geek Speak - 1460: Top 5 JSA Members

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2021 97:28

    While we take a short siesta to regroup and enjoy the long weekend, we rebroadcast a classic from the archives! This episode originally aired on February 20, 2014, and featured the talented talents of Jamie D, Shane Kelly and Adam Murdough. The Geeks go for the gold in this episode, as they list and discuss their favorite characters, vintage and recent, who have served as members of the world's first superhero team: the Justice Society of America! (1:37:28)

    1810 - May 2021 Previews

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 160:44

    We begin this month's Previews as a Three Man Crew composed of Shane, Murd and Ian. Then Chris makes it a foursome in time for DC, and then Shane exits at Marvel to return to a newly formed three. We dive into Previews #392, DC Connect #12, and Marvel Previews #11, with books scheduled for release in July, 2021. (2:40:44)

    1809 - Comic Talk

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2021 110:55


    Gather one, gather all! It's Comic Talk time, y'all. Shane, Chris, Murd and Ian discuss a bevy of topics this week, including the news that broke on upcoming Marvel movies (Black Panther and Captain Marvel sequels specifically), we give are parting thoughts on Falcon and The Winter Soldier (spoilers begin at 20:15), Ian and Murd saw New Mutants and have feelings, Chris brings his recent reads of Black Hammer: Visions, Brubaker and Lark's Scene of the Crime, and whether Tom King's Rorschach passes the test, Murd gives a quick review of Non-Stop Spider-Man, Ian traverses to The Wrong Earth: Night & Day, and Shane opines the GI Joe figures that still evade his grasp. But we did catch a Muddle the Murd attempt at least! (1:50:55)


    1808 - Book of the Month Club: The Immortal Hulk, Vol 1 and 2

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2021 101:48

    After pressure cooking in our comic book Instapot for months, our latest Book of the Month Club is finally ready to sip and enjoy! A full crew of Ian, Chris, Shane, Murd and Kevin go through the first two trades of Al Ewing and Joe Bennett's revolutionary take on the character of The Hulk, alias Bruce Banner, covering issues 1 through 10 of The Immortal Hulk. Witness the horror within, Walter Langkowski's Murdoughnian sideburns, and plenty of Gamma Goulash for both listeners and hosts alike. (1:41:48)

    1807 - April 2021 Previews

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2021 150:32

    A monthly tradition soldiers on! Chris, Ian and Murd gather round the virtual Zoom table to discuss Previews #391, DC Connect #11 and Marvel Previews #10, with books mostly scheduled for release in June of 2021. Page through the catalog with us and earmark as many as you'd like. Plus, the return of the slightly delayed Free Comic Book Day and its various offerings! (2:30:32)

    1806 - The CGS Best of 2020 Awards Results Show, plus Comic Talk

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2021 156:52

    We begin the episode with the big reveal, as your votes have been tallied for the Comic Geek Speak Best of 2020 awards. Thank you all for participating, and do check out the books and creators that won if you have not done so. We then transition into a wide variety of Comic Talk featuring the return of Kevin Moyer, including discussion on Marvel's change in distributor to Penguin Random House, we review (with spoilers) the first two episodes of Falcon and The Winter Soldier (46:50), Shane, Kevin and Chris get in their takes on Zack Snyder's Justice League (1:11:06), Ian discusses the Invincible cartoon, Chris gives his field report on

    - Crisis Tapes 23: Crisis on Infinite Earths #6, Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2021 174:37

    For the first time in the COVID era, The Crisis Tapes are back in production!  The Monitor's satellite explodes and emotional mayhem reigns on Earth-X and Earth-4, as Peter and Adam pick apart the pertinent plot points of the first half of Crisis #6. BONUS: More fun facts about the cover of issue #5! (2:54:37)

    Comic Geek Speak Presents - Comic Timing 205: Zack Snyder's Justice League

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2021 173:46


    The following is a special presentation of the Comic Timing Podcast, as we celebrate fifteen years of the podcast! In turn, we review, and dissect, Zack Snyder's Justice League. A warning that if you're a pure fan of this and other Zack Snyder films this might not be for you. But if you're looking for a critical eye that delves into what works and what doesn't, then this may be your speed. Outside of your co-hosts Ian Levenstein and Brent Kossina, guests include artist Jamal Igle, writer and podcaster Kris Naudus, and longtime Comic Timing contributors Brandon Christopher, Donovan Morgan Grant, and Raphael Soohoo. (2:53:46)


    1805 - March 2021 Previews

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2021 128:08

    A three person crew of Chris, Ian and Murd dive into Previews #390, DC Connect #10, and Marvel Previews #9, mostly for books coming out in the month of May. And unlike most Previews episodes, all three stick around all episode! Oh, what a glorious feeling that is. And because we were expedient in our dissection of this month's offerings, there's time for a Muddle the Murd, even! (2:08:08)

    1804 - It Was Comic Talk All Along

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2021 119:06


    Who's been pulling every evil string? It's been Comic Talk all along! We give WandaVision the full spoiler filled treatment this episode (spoiler talk begins at 11:50 and concludes at 53:38), while also discussing the first few episodes of Superman & Lois, the new season of The Flash, and we even dabble into the upcoming Snyder Cut of Justice League. On the comics front, Ian discusses Infinite Frontier #1 from DC, Chris goes gaga for Radiant Black, Chip Zdarsky's Stillwater, Larry Hama and Dave Wachter's Iron First and Christopher Priest's Vampirella, and Murd dives deep into the first two issues of the original Nova. Plus some new GI Joe acquisitions by Shane, delving into some TwoMorrow's magazine content, the return of Chandra Free's The God Machine on Kickstarter, and a Muddle the Murd! (1:59:06)


    1803 - The CGS Best of 2020 Nominations Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2021 167:30

    Overture, curtains, lights. This is it, the night of nights. No more rehearsing and nursing a part, we know every part by heart! Gather round as the ever-ready Master of Ceremonies Adam Murdough, along with Chris, Ian and YOU the listener, bring forth the Best of 2020 Awards Nominations Show! 2020 was a long year, but there were tons of great comic books to help take our minds off of things. Let this episode be a way to learn about some you might have missed, and others you too wish to praise. (2:47:30)

    1802 - Retro Movie Review: Highlander

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2021 86:02

    Grab your prop sword, trench coat, and your best worst Sean Connery impersonation, because it's Highlander Time! Three out of four Geeks watch this cult classic for the very first time, while the other has nearly memorized the script word by word. Does the film live up to expectations? How do the flashbacks compare to time spent in 1986 Manhattan? Is The Quickening fast enough to keep up? Are Queen the Princes of the Universe? Is Clancy Brown's The Kurgan more punk than punk? What accent is Christopher Lambert using anyway? Listen closely, as your destiny awaits! We also have a challenger to Murd's throne, Muddle the Murd style.There can be only one (time we review this movie). (1:26:02)

    1801 - February 2021 Previews with Dave Dwonch

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2021 185:28

    It's Previews time once again and this time, things are a little bit more Dwonchy! Dave Dwonch joins in for the bulk of the episode to touch on picks for Previews #289, Marvel Previews #8 and DC Connect #9, for books scheduled for release mostly in April 2021. Dave isn't just here to catch up with old buddies, he has his new book, Jenny Zero, solicited this month under Dark Horse, plus a Kickstarter currently running for his follow-up to Prom of the Dead, The Broken Circle. That's right, two promos for the price of one! And enough vaudeville level humor to fit into a 1920s theater. But do be careful with those hardcover omnibus editions, you might wind up dead. Or...a zombie? Tip your waitress, try the veal! (3:05:28)

    1800 - Kickstarter Time with Uncle Sal

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2021 129:10

    As the show hits yet another milestone number, what better way to celebrate than with the one, the only Uncle Sal! And this time Sal comes with purpose and with drive, specifically a Kickstarter drive, for his new graphic novel, The Hostage. We discuss that and, as usual, so much more, including what it takes to make it in the industry as an independent creator, the state of the comic book industry and of comic book conventions, the bodily hygiene of teenagers, etcetera etcetera. Finally, a reminder that this one is not for the kiddies, so wear headphones where needed. And before the show comes to a close, we squeak in a Muddle the Murd, like we do. (2:09:10)

    1799 - Comic Talk (w/ Special Guest Steve Bryant)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2021 146:36

    Back at it again with that Comic Talk! This time, the gang are joined by Steve Bryant, who is returning to Kickstarter for the launch of his next story in the Athena Voltaire franchise, Athena Voltaire and the Terror on the Orient Express! Steve then sticks around afterward to talk about some of the things he's been reading of late such as Thief of Thieves, we go into Marvel's rebirth of Heroes Reborn, Bendis possibly no longer being DC exclusive, and we honor the untimely passing legendary artist Steve Lightle. Then, Murd dives deep into The Other History of the DC Universe, Ian reviews Scout's Honor from Aftershock, Tales From the Dark Multiverse: Infinite Crisis and Dark Knights: Death Metal #1 and #2, Chris and Ian discuss the joy that is Christopher Cantwell's Iron Man, Chris checks out Terry Moore's Ever: The Way Out, Shane gives us a quick World of Toys deviation, and we are provided with a crash course on Disney's The Black Hole before we conclude with an in-depth spoiler-filled discussion on WandaVision episode 1-3 (spoiler discussion begins at 1:55:05). And yes, as is tradition, a Muddle the Murd. (2:26:36)

    1798 - January 2021 Previews

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2021 159:33

    As the month of January comes to a close, gather round for a run through Previews #388, Marvel Previews #7, and DC Connect #8 for books mostly scheduled for release in March 2021. Bryan Deemer joins the crew for the first part of our perusal of catalogs, while the three person team of Chris Eberle, Adam Murdough and Ian Levenstein soldier through the rest of the rest of the books. Plenty of stuff to read ahead of us! (2:39:33)

    1797 - Top 5 What Ifs and/or Elseworlds

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2021 156:56

    Possibly a dream! Maybe an imaginary story! Listen in as the Geeks count down from five to one their favorite alternate tales on familiar characters, and throw in plenty of honorable mentions while they're at it. Don't let the name of the episode fool you, there will be an occasional trek away from the path of just Elseworlds and What If...? branded comics here, but we got Uatu's permission first so everything is fine. Although step on the wrong branch, and history will be rewritten once more! (2:36:56)

    MTB033 - Murd's Time Bubble: The Thirty-Third Time

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2021 189:28

    Just when it seemed that auld acquaintance would be forgot, Murd resurfaces at the helm of the Time Bubble, with remembrances of comics milestones past (Miller, mutants, the Man of Steel, and more!) to banish your 2020 blues. Ring in the new with a dash of the old, courtesy of Murd! (3:09:28)

    1796 - Comic Talk

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2020 98:49

    We bid farewell to 2020 with one final whammy of a Comic Talk! Shane, Chris and Ian give their spoiler-filled thoughts on the newly released to streaming (and theaters) Wonder Woman 1984, Ian touches spoiler-free on Pixar's Soul, Murd gives us a post-Christmas book report on Santa: The Life and Times and a comic book adaptation of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys, Shane updates us on his GI Joe scores of late, Chris discusses Doomsday Clock now that he's read it all the way through, Ian finally enters the world of Black Hammer and tackles the Juggernaut, and we give a spoiler-filled discussion on The Mandalorian Season Two to close us out. Plus, Muddle the Murd! Bring it on, 2021, we're coming for you. (1:38:49)

    Christmas - Frosty the Snowman

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2020 5:19

    For this year's 'Merry Christmas' monologue, Murd thaws out a winter wonder: from 1950, the very first portrayal in prose of that jolly, happy soul, Frosty the Snowman! Put your earbuds on and have some fun, now before he melts away! (5:19)

    1795 - December 2020 Previews

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2020 136:14

    Continuing with our new recording setup, we bring you this month's Previews episode with a touch of Zoom! Read along with us on YouTube, or listen along with us as usual on your favorite podcatcher, as Chris, Ian and Murd delve deep into Previews #387, DC Connect #7, and Marvel Previews #6, for books scheduled to be released in the month of February 2021. (2:16:14)

    1794 - 15th Anniversary Super Zoom!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2020 169:43

    For the first time, Comic Geek Speak ventures into the realm of ZOOM! Celebrate fifteen years of the podcast with us, along with appearances by seven Geeks (eight if you count Jamie D in spirit), fans and friends of the show, special guests, a live musical performance by the one and only Paul French, voicemails, Muddle the Murd, and more! (2:49:43)

    1793 - A Cornucopia of Comics Conversation 2020

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2020 107:47


    Gather round the table this holiday season, as we present our annual Cornucopia of Comics Conversation! Shane, Ian, Murd and Chris discuss a bevy of scintillating topics, including Wonder Woman 1984 heading to HBO Max, thoughts on The Mandalorian Season 2, revisiting The Rise of Skywalker and the Skywalker, TwoMorrow's Holly Jolly, Back Issue! #123 and AlterEgo #165, memories of Our Worlds at War and its subsequent tie-ins, some Dragonball manga as bedside reading material, a dip into Marvel Snapshots of X-Men and the Avengers, breaking down Taschen's The Marvel Age of Comics 1961-1978 by Roy Thomas, Tom King's Rorschach, Priest's US Agent, Star Trek Deep Space Nine: Too Long a Sacrifice, Bitter Root, A new edit of Rudolph on Freeform and a last minute save to show A Charlie Brown Christmas on terrestrial television, and various other deviations. Plus a dip into the CGS mailbag, Muddle the Murd, and more! (1:47:47)


    1792 - November 2020 Previews

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2020 138:00

    As we all wake up from our turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie induced food comas, we can all be thankful for a brand new Previews episode! Murd and Ian are this month's dynamic duo, parading select picks from issue 386 of Previews, issue 6 of DC Connect, and issue 5 of Marvel's Previews. Future State, King in Black and Ahoy are ahoy for all, and a feast of other choices while we're at it. And I hope you all saved room for a Muddle the Murd dessert! (2:18:00)

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