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January 21, 2019  

Ep 145 - Captain Marvel: In Pursuit of Flight

This Week: Carol Danvers has a new codename and is determined to prove herself the best of the best! She's forging a new future for herself as Captain Marvel, but finds that she still can't walk away from a challenge from her past! It's a firefight in the sky as the Banshee Squadron debut - but who are the Prowlers, and where has Carol seen them before? Witness her in blazing battlefield action that just may change the course of history!  We’re reading Captain Marvel: In Pursuit of Flight.

Next Week: 2015's overnight internet sensation takes center stage in her own series! Gwen Poole used to be a comic book reader just like you...until she woke up in a world where the characters she read about seemed to be real! But that can't be, right? This must all be fake, or a dream or something, right? And you know what that means...NO CONSEQUENCES! Could Gwenpool truly be Marvel's least responsible and least role-modely character to date? She can if she tries!

 

Episode 145- Captain Marvel: In Pursuit of Flight Is Out Now! On: ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

 

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August 20, 2018  

Ep 123 - The Sentry

This Week: Middle aged, overweight Bob Reynolds remembers that he is the Sentry, a superhero whose "power of one million exploding suns" derives from a special serum. Realizing that his archenemy the Void is returning, Reynolds seeks out several prominent Marvel characters to warn them and to discover why no one remembers the Sentry.

Next Week: In 1804, Captain Meriwether Lewis and Second Lieutenant William Clark set out from St. Louis, Missouri with the intent of blazing a trail to the western coast of North America-a trip that would set the foundation for the future of the United States of America. But what the history books don't tell you is the true purpose of Lewis and Clark's journey to the west...

In this imaginative retelling of their famous trek, Lewis and Clark embark on a secret mission under direct orders from President Thomas Jefferson. They are going to do more than explore the wild frontier: they're going to catalog exotic life and eliminate the monsters that stand in the way of the safe and rapid expansion of the United States. Join us for Manifest Destiny, Volume 1: Flora and Fauna.

Episode 123- The Sentry Out Now! On ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

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June 18, 2018  

Ep 114 - America: The Life and Times of America Chavez

It’s Pride month again, so its time for: Pride 2: Electric Boogaloo

This Week:  At last! Everyone's favorite no-nonsense powerhouse, America Chavez, gets her own series! Critically acclaimed young-adult novelist Gabby Rivera and all-star artist Joe Quinones unite to shine a solo spotlight on America's high-octane and hard-hitting adventures! She was a Young Avenger. She leads the Ultimates. And now she officially claims her place as the preeminent butt-kicker of the entire Marvel Universe! But what's a super-powered teenager to do when she's looking for a little personal fulfillment? She goes to college! America just has to stop an inter-dimensional monster or two first and shut down a pesky alien cult that's begun worshipping her exploits before work can begin. Then she can get on with her first assignment: a field trip to the front lines of World War II - with Captain America as her wingman!

 

Next Week: It's 1953. While the United States is locked in a nuclear arms race with the Soviet Union, the gay Southern playwright known as Snagglepuss is the toast of Broadway. But success has made him a target. As he plans for his next hit play, Snagglepuss becomes the focus of the House Committee on Un-American Activities. And when powerful forces align to purge show business of its most subversive voices, no one is safe!

Episode 113- America: The Life and Times of America Chavez is out on Now! 

Available on ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

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June 4, 2018  

Ep 112 - Iceman: Thawing Out

It’s Pride month again, so its time for: Pride 2: Electric Boog-a-loo

This Week: We start with Iceman: Thawing Out.  Bobby Drake has been in the super hero game longer than most - but what has he left behind besides a few good one-liners and a string of failed relationships? And now a younger version of himself has emerged from the timestream - and he's more put together than Bobby ever was. He grapples with his gay identity and his family and how to build a life and legacy he can be proud of...and become the best Iceman he can be! But, whether it's seeking his ex-girlfriend Kitty Pryde's advice on meeting guys, or delivering his latest news to his folks, it won't be easy - and that's before a gang of revenge-seeking Purifiers comes calling! And, still learning to be comfortable in his own skin, Bobby will meet someone who's perhaps too comfortable in his - the son of Wolverine himself, Daken!

Next Week: A gritty, graphic pulp fiction about the temptation, damnation and redemption of aging private eye Frank Grissel.

Frank Grissel is a hard-knuckled private eye – and a deeply closeted homosexual, set in the very real world of 1953 San Francisco. Aided by his long-suffering secretary (and sometime live-in lover) Loretta, Grissel’s search for a runaway girl winds up with him becoming a suspect in a string of gruesome murders. The case takes twists and turns through the Golden Gate’s greasy underbelly: the beguiling arms of Chinese shipping heiress (and smuggler); an unexpected reunion with the daughter he abandoned long ago; the loss of Loretta to the sadistic clutches of the high-powered “Colonel;” and finally the horrifying, gender-bending truth.

Episode 112- Iceman: Thawing Out is out on Now! 

Available on ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

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May 28, 2018  

Ep 111 - Ant-Man: Second Chance Man

It’s the Merry Marvel Movie Month of May.  Were reading comics connected with this years Marvel Movies.

This Week: Scott Lang has never exactly been the world's best super hero. Heck, most people don't even think he's been the best Ant-Man! And the last guy invented Ultron and joined the Masters of Evil, so that's saying something. But when the Superior Iron Man calls with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and an old enemy returns (sort of), Scott's going to get a chance to turn it all around and be the hero he's always dreamed of being. That's right, Ant-Man's starting a new life -a bold new adventure - and you know what that means! It means he needs to borrow some money. Sure he's been to prison! Sure he's been through a messy divorce! Sure he's been, um...dead. But this time is different! This time nothing is gonna stop the astonishing Ant-Man!

Next Week:  It’s Pride month again, so its time for: Pride 2: Electric Boog-a-loo

We start with Iceman: Thawing Out.  Bobby Drake has been in the super hero game longer than most - but what has he left behind besides a few good one-liners and a string of failed relationships? And now a younger version of himself has emerged from the timestream - and he's more put together than Bobby ever was. He grapples with his gay identity and his family and how to build a life and legacy he can be proud of...and become the best Iceman he can be! But, whether it's seeking his ex-girlfriend Kitty Pryde's advice on meeting guys, or delivering his latest news to his folks, it won't be easy - and that's before a gang of revenge-seeking Purifiers comes calling! And, still learning to be comfortable in his own skin, Bobby will meet someone who's perhaps too comfortable in his - the son of Wolverine himself, Daken!

Episode 111- Ant-Man: Second Chance Man is out on Now! 

Available on ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

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May 21, 2018  

Ep 110 - Deadpool Max: Nutjob

It’s the Merry Marvel Movie Month of May.  Were reading comics connected with this years Marvel Movies.

This Week: It's Deadpool uncensored! Government agent Wade Wilson is too valuable an assassin for the brass not to take advantage of, but the unstable killer needs the guidance of a steady hand to be effective. It's Bob's job to make sure Deadpool completes his missions - by any means necessary. Unfortunately, Deadpool considers him something of a sidekick, and it's always the sidekick who takes one for the team. And Bob's got the bruises and mental scars to prove it. Bob manages to keep Wade focused on the likes of Hammerhead, Baron Zemo and the Taskmaster - and although he gets a glimpse of the assassin's tragic upbringing, it becomes clear Deadpool isn't the only damaged goods in this duo. 

Next Week: Scott Lang has never exactly been the world's best super hero. Heck, most people don't even think he's been the best Ant-Man! And the last guy invented Ultron and joined the Masters of Evil, so that's saying something. But when the Superior Iron Man calls with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and an old enemy returns (sort of), Scott's going to get a chance to turn it all around and be the hero he's always dreamed of being. That's right, Ant-Man's starting a new life -a bold new adventure - and you know what that means! It means he needs to borrow some money. Sure he's been to prison! Sure he's been through a messy divorce! Sure he's been, um...dead. But this time is different! This time nothing is gonna stop the astonishing Ant-Man!

Episode 110- Deadpool Max: Nutjob is out on Now! 

Available on ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

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May 14, 2018  

Ep 109 - Star Wars: Lando

It’s the Merry Marvel Movie Month of May.  Were reading comics connected with this years Marvel Movies.

This Week: You know him...you love him...now, join him for his biggest caper as master of charm Lando Calrissian gets his very own book! Before he joined the rebellion, before he ran Cloud City, Lando made his way in the galaxy getting by on some swindles, some swagger, and a smile. Lobot at his side, Lando has a plan to steal a very valuable ship...but has he bitten off more than he can chew? Writer Charles Soule (DEATH OF WOLVERINE, INHUMAN, SHE-HULK) and artist Alex Maleev (DAREDEVIL, SPIDER-WOMAN, MOON KNIGHT) bring us the tale of a scoundrel in his natural element--trouble!

Next Week: It's Deadpool uncensored! Government agent Wade Wilson is too valuable an assassin for the brass not to take advantage of, but the unstable killer needs the guidance of a steady hand to be effective. It's Bob's job to make sure Deadpool completes his missions - by any means necessary. Unfortunately, Deadpool considers him something of a sidekick, and it's always the sidekick who takes one for the team. And Bob's got the bruises and mental scars to prove it. Bob manages to keep Wade focused on the likes of Hammerhead, Baron Zemo and the Taskmaster - and although he gets a glimpse of the assassin's tragic upbringing, it becomes clear Deadpool isn't the only damaged goods in this duo. 

Episode 109- Star Wars: Lando is out on Now! 

Available on ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

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May 7, 2018  

Ep 108 - Rebirth of Thanos

It’s the Merry Marvel Movie Month of May.  Were reading comics connected with this years Marvel Movies.

This Week: The quest that led to Infinity Gauntlet begins here! Back from the dead, Thanos is after the power to bring the rest of the universe with him on a return trip! Can the Silver Surfer, Drax the Destroyer and others stop the cosmic iconoclast before he uses reality as a token of his affection for Death? Special guest-appearance by the Impossible Man!

Next Week: You know him...you love him...now, join him for his biggest caper as master of charm Lando Calrissian gets his very own book! Before he joined the rebellion, before he ran Cloud City, Lando made his way in the galaxy getting by on some swindles, some swagger, and a smile. Lobot at his side, Lando has a plan to steal a very valuable ship...but has he bitten off more than he can chew? Writer Charles Soule (DEATH OF WOLVERINE, INHUMAN, SHE-HULK) and artist Alex Maleev (DAREDEVIL, SPIDER-WOMAN, MOON KNIGHT) bring us the tale of a scoundrel in his natural element--trouble!

Episode 108- Rebirth of Thanos is out on Now! 

Available on ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

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May 1, 2018  

Ep 107.5 - Infinity War - Bonus Episode

Because our friends and family will hate us if we spoil the movie for them.  We shared our thoughts with each other about the biggest movie of the year, and recorded it to share with you. Sort of like a support group for people tired of keeping it all inside.   There are spoilers-a-plenty!  Seriously.  If you haven’t seen the move and you don’t want it to be spoiled, wait to listen to this episode.  And if you want, find us on line, and tell us if you disagree or agree.  We know were full of crap, tell us how much. 

Next Monday we are starting our Merry Marvel Movie Month of May, with the Rebirth of Thanos.  So this is still on topic.  That episode was recorded before we saw the movie, so you can see how wrong our predictions were. 

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