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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 features creator interviews, listener responses, contests, and trivia, lots of trivia. So listen in and experience all the joys of a Wednesday afternoon at the comic shop, from the comfort of your own headphones.

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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 features creator interviews, listener responses, contests, and trivia, lots of trivia. So listen in and experience all the joys of a Wednesday afternoon at the comic shop, from the comfort of your own headphones.

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493 Ratings
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So much fun

By Fillatio Sans - Oct 27 2019
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I listen to a lot of Geek based podcasts. Geek101, The Daily Planet, Nerdificent, Comic Geek Speak. These guys are solid entertainment. The sheer back catalog kept me busy at my job for quite a while. Thank you.

Great podcast.

By Empire2 - Dec 05 2018
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Great comics book podcast.

iTunes Ratings

493 Ratings
Average Ratings
371
43
25
21
33

So much fun

By Fillatio Sans - Oct 27 2019
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I listen to a lot of Geek based podcasts. Geek101, The Daily Planet, Nerdificent, Comic Geek Speak. These guys are solid entertainment. The sheer back catalog kept me busy at my job for quite a while. Thank you.

Great podcast.

By Empire2 - Dec 05 2018
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Great comics book podcast.
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Comic Geek Speak Podcast - The Best Comic Book Podcast

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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 features creator interviews, listener responses, contests, and trivia, lots of trivia. So listen in and experience all the joys of a Wednesday afternoon at the comic shop, from the comfort of your own headphones.

Rank #1: 1675 - Justice League Movie Review

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Just Imagine: the mightiest heroes of our time, banded together as the Justice League in a major motion picture! Next, imagine the CGS Geeks similarly united to review that motion picture, hashing out the good, the bad, and the ugly of the JLA's big-screen debut. Now stop imagining and start downloading! Justice Is Served!! (1:06:32)

Nov 21 2017

1hr 6mins

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Rank #2: 1706 - Spotlight on the Hulk in the Silver Age

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We're turning green (well, first gray, then green) with excitement to bring you this look at the beginnings of the greatest 'man vs. self' conflict dynamic in all of comics: scientist Bruce Banner... and the Incredible Hulk! It's a rampage through the first seven years of the Hulk's adventures, introducing his supporting cast, his most significant foes, his nigh-limitless might, and his increasingly fractured psyche, brought to you by comics scholar Gamma Cum Laude Chris Eberle and lowly lab tech Adam Murdough. Go Go Go HULK! (2:05:58)

Jul 31 2018

2hr 5mins

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Rank #3: 1605 - Captain America: Civil War Movie Review

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There's no internal strife among the Geeks in this rundown of Marvel Studios' Captain America: Civil War--we all loved it! We sift through the nebula of MCU stars, old (Cap; Iron Man) and new (Black Panther; Spider-Man), appearing in the film, and revisit our favorite lines, moments, plot twists, Easter eggs, etc. Of course, SPOILERS abound! Whose side are YOU on? If it's the side of awesomeness, download this episode pronto! (1:16:26)

May 12 2016

1hr 16mins

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Rank #4: 1604 - Spotlight on the Black Panther

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Fifty years after his daring debut, T'Challa, warrior-king of Wakanda, known throughout the Marvel Universe as the Black Panther, receives the royal treatment from CGS! Prof. Chris Eberle, holder of the T'Chaka Chair in History at Wakanda Polytechnic, outdoes himself in this episode, providing exhaustive background on the Panther's friends and foes, the culture and geography of his realm, and the narrative highlights of the past half-century of his adventures. Long Live the King! (3:30:45)

May 02 2016

3hr 30mins

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Rank #5: 1685 - Comic Talk

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Been craving some bona-fide, fully-accredited CGS Comic Talk--the kind that consists mainly of discussion of actual comics?? Well, this episode's got the goods! The Geeks put their heads together to evaluate Doomsday Clock #2, and then sound off on all sorts of other things they've been reading lately, without sparing the SPOILERS! Also, Pants' report on some high-profile occurrences of that magic number, 52; a few low-spoiler reactions to the CW's Black Lightning pilot; and a most memorable Muddle the Murd! (1:37:11)

Jan 24 2018

1hr 37mins

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Rank #6: 1713 - Top 5 Reads While Stranded on a Desert Island

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Imagine that you're about to be marooned on a remote desert island for days, weeks, or longer. Which comics (series, runs, collections, etc.; anything goes!) would you want to have with you to pass the time? We Geeks reveal what we'd throw into the lifeboat in this episode. Comics Ahoy! (2:03:37)

Oct 26 2018

2hr 3mins

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Rank #7: 1734 - Avengers: Endgame Movie Review

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Twenty-one movies, dozens of characters, billions of theatergoer dollars: it's all led up to this! The time has come to review the Marvel-film-to-end-all-Marvel-films (figuratively speaking), and in the 'Send Everybody' idiom of Endgame, we've assembled six Geeks (plus the Avenging spirit of Jamie D!) to talk over the cast, the creators, and the myriad of Marvel-ous movie moments that make up this cosmic-class blockbuster. Expect infinite SPOILERS! (2:06:06)

May 03 2019

2hr 6mins

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Rank #8: 1681 - Star Wars: The Last Jedi Movie Review

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The latest installment in the Star Wars sequel trilogy has thundered into theaters and divided fandom as sharply as a lightsaber through a torso. Now it's time for Shane, Chris, and Murd to have their spoiler-laden say on the matter. May the Force be with us all! (59:56)

Dec 27 2017

59mins

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Rank #9: 1669 - Comic Talk

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It's another format-free fiesta from the fine folks at the CGS Studio! Good news and bad news, trivia and travelogues, quickie reviews of comics new and old--why, this episode is so eclectic, so magnificently multifarious and righteously rambling, that it defies summary! Listen and see what we mean! (1:04:32)

Sep 20 2017

1hr 4mins

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Rank #10: 1725 - Comic Talk

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Now appearing on your audio-screens will be a round-up of a very Geek-friendly Oscar Night; a torrent of TV talk, including a look at some of the latest content from the soon-to-be-terminated Marvel/Netflix partnership; and more than enough talk about actual comics to make this episode worthy of its title! (1:27:40)

Feb 27 2019

1hr 27mins

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Rank #11: 1718 - Spotlight on Namor the Sub-Mariner

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Up from the murky depths of comics history arises this seaworthy Spotlight on the very first Marvel Comics character: Prince Namor, the Sub-Mariner! Lend your pointed ears to Grand Admiral Chris Eberle and Frigate Lieutenant Adam Murdough as they chart out 80 years of stories starring the Avenging Son: his divided heritage; his turbulent, oft-interrupted reign over the peoples of Atlantis; his key alliances and rivalries; his tempestuous love affairs; and the fine line he has always walked (or swum) between the arbitrary roles of 'hero,' 'villain,' and 'anti-hero.' It's an aquatic anniversary acclamation for Atlantean aficionados of all ages! Imperius Rex!! (3:09:11)

Dec 31 2018

3hr 9mins

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Rank #12: 1671 - 2017 NYCC Chat and October Previews

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Treat yourself to Previews, with a crunchy candy coating of Comic Talk! We go through the October 2017 catalog for items shipping to stores beginning in December... but first, we have a nice long chat, including notes on New York Comic Con 2017, with our special guest, longtime CGS consultant Eric Nolen-Weathington of TwoMorrows Publishing. (1:44:30)

Oct 11 2017

1hr 44mins

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Rank #13: 1683 - January 2018 Previews

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It's Previews Time! We go over the January 2018 catalog for items shipping to stores beginning in March. (1:21:25)

Jan 09 2018

1hr 21mins

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Rank #14: MTB031- Murd's Time Bubble: The Thirty-First Time

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A monstrous Marvel legacy begins! The rough and raucous career of a DC antihero ends! And an unlikely venture straddling the heritages of both major publishers sees the light of day! This is what's rolling out of the Time Bubble's cargo hold this TIME... plus a bumper-crop of Quick Pops! (2:33:19)

Oct 19 2018

2hr 33mins

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Rank #15: 1736 - Top 5 MCU Movies

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Now that Avengers: Endgame has capped off an eleven-year sequence of 22 Marvel movies, the Geeks revisit the question of which ones they like best--and, just for cheek, we rank 'em, too! Excelsior!! (WARNING: Various spoilers may occur!) (2:07:33)

May 20 2019

2hr 7mins

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Rank #16: 1719 - Comic Talk & Aquaman Movie Review

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The Geeks make some deep cuts (five fathoms deep, that is!) when we review the Aquaman movie! From there, the conversation drifts to DC's new Young Justice series by Brian Michael Bendis and Pat Gleason; Conan and Spider-Geddon from Marvel; the Bumblebee and Dragon Ball Super: Broly movies; Season 2 of Runaways on Hulu; geeky Christmas gifts; Muddle the Murd; and more! (Be warned: in this episode, we SPOIL everything we touch!) (1:54:54)

Jan 11 2019

1hr 54mins

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Rank #17: 1721 - Comic Talk

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Comic Talk comin' at ya! In this formidable farina of fannish ephemera, you'll find our musings on the latest wave of 'restructuring' at DC Entertainment, a spoiler-free reaction to M. Night Shyamalan's pseudo-superhero film Glass, movie news, reading reviews, trivia, random anecdotes, and other tender vittles. (1:49:23)

Jan 31 2019

1hr 49mins

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Rank #18: 1682 - Post-Holiday Mishmosh (a.k.a. Comic Talk)

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Do you hear what I hear? It's Comic Talk and post-holiday decompression, together in perfect harmony! In this festive episode we open a few Christmas presents, look ahead to the 'DC in D.C.' event later this month, unload a sleighful of trivia and TV talk (Some Spoilers May Apply!), and drink in the conviviality like a fine eggnog. Post-Holiday Mishmosh will always be--just as long as we have we! (1:20:49)

Jan 05 2018

1hr 20mins

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Rank #19: 1720 - January 2019 Previews

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We say 'Pre,' you say 'Views'! Pre...VIEWS!!! We go through the January catalog for items shipping to stores beginning in March. (2:10:45)

Jan 16 2019

2hr 10mins

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Rank #20: 1727 - Captain Marvel Movie Review

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Aviator of the USAF. Warrior of the Kree. Dominator of the box office! Carol Danvers, alias Captain Marvel, has finally come into her own, and in this episode we offer our cosmic-powered critique of her motion picture debut. Brace yourself for SPOILERS! (1:31:08)

Mar 13 2019

1hr 31mins

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1771 - Galaxy Quest Retro Movie Review

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Get ready for a Retro Movie Review of Galaxy Quest, the stirringly satirical saga of a handful of has-been actors who, thanks to a race of naive aliens, get a chance to be the outer-space heroes they used to play on TV! The Geeks declare their varying degrees of devotion to this 1999 cult classic, thought by many to be the greatest (or at least the funniest) non-Star-Trek Star Trek movie ever made! By Grabthar's Hammer, you will be entertained! (1:17:09)

May 25 2020

1hr 37mins

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- CGS Presents: Comic Timing 202

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In keeping with the 'Old Home Week' theme that's emerged on CGS lately, Ian L. and his Comic Timing crew have a sit-down with one of our favorite artists and oldest friends, the ever-insightful Jamal Igle, to talk about (among lots of other things) the current corona-craziness and what it might mean to comics in the long run. (2:26:11)

May 18 2020

2hr 26mins

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1770 - Comic Talk, and Catching Up With Danielle Corsetto

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The CGS rolodex continues to unfold its wonders, as we welcome back cartoonist Danielle Corsetto to enthuse about Elephant Town (the open-ended online graphic novel she's been working on) and to shoot the breeze with us about the bad habits and guilty pleasures we've all embraced under quarantine! Plus, a paean to the X-Men, Claremont's and Hickman's; a bit of speculation on the possible demise of Diamond's comics distribution monopoly; several reader's reviews; and other COVIDiosyncrasies. (2:00:11)

May 09 2020

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1769 - Micro-Spotlight on Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #68-75

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Our second Micro-Spotlight shines straight and true from the waist of the Web-Slinger, as we discuss the 1969 classic Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #68-75, a.k.a. 'The Clay Tablet Saga'! It's Spider-Man and half the New York Underworld in a mad scramble to secure the Mighty Marvel McGuffin known as the Lifeline Tablet, in a story stuffed with suspense, slugfests, pseudo-science, social commentary, and several surprises! Featuring scintillating Spider-sayings from our expert guest-panelist, Dan Gvozden of the Amazing Spider-Talk podcast! (2:25:32)

May 01 2020

2hr 25mins

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1768 - Social Distancing Storytime with Uncle Sal

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Back by popular demand! The royal raconteur of CGSLand, Uncle Sal Abbinanti, brings his signature style of raunchy, not-safe-for-work-from-home humor back to the podcast for the first time in nearly three years! Sal riffs on the possible state of the comics industry post-COVID, why he's NOT sorry to be missing SDCC this year, being a dad at Disney World, and much, much more! Mature Listeners Only!!! (2:29:37)

Apr 23 2020

2hr 29mins

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1767 - The CGS 'Best of 2019' Awards Results Show, Et Al.

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Revealed at last: the winners of the CGS 'Best of 2019' Awards! Afterwards, we talk with our old friend artist/writer Steve Bryant about his latest miniseries, The Catch, the story of a bounty hunter who tracks down bail-jumping supervillains. Plus: what the Geeks have been reading/watching in quarantine, Muddle the Murd, and more! (1:48:22)

Apr 18 2020

1hr 48mins

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1766 - Top 5 Animated Series of Our Adulthood

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Our toon-tastic Top 5 talkfest (begun in Episode 1743) returns for a second season, as a slap-happy sextet of Geeks sing the praises of their five-or-so favorite animated series that entered their lives during their adult years (ages 18-present). And, like a beacon of hope in his nation's darkest hour: the return of DRUNK CAP!! (3:00:29)

Apr 15 2020

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1765 - BOMC: DC: The New Frontier

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The late 1950s in the U.S. of A.: prosperity and paranoia were both on the rise, humanity was striving toward the stars, and the characters in comic books were acquiring the unmistakable lustre of SILVER. This BOMC episode pays homage to writer/artist Darwyn Cooke's homage to those heady times, DC: The New Frontier. We comment on Cooke's engagement with his period setting, scrutinize his signature art style, and marvel at his distillation of such classic DC characters as Hal Jordan, Barry Allen, J'onn J'onzz, the Losers, and the Challengers of the Unknown to their purest sterling essence. It's one small step for us Geeks, one giant leap for this podcast! (1:54:49)

Apr 07 2020

1hr 54mins

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1764 - March 2020 Previews

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Without further ado, here's Previews! We go through the March catalog for items shipping to stores beginning... well, after the recent announcement from Diamond about Coronavirus-related distribution stoppage, we have no idea when any of these items will be reaching stores. But that won't stop us from talking about them! Excelsior!! (2:17:17)

Mar 27 2020

2hr 17mins

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1763 - Comic Talk and a Conversation with Shawn Pryor

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While penned up in the pandemic poky, what better way to pass the time than by talking some comics and catching up with old friends? That's just what the Geeks do in this episode, as they commiserate over the COVID crisis, compare notes on recent reads, and touch base with their longtime friend and ally, Shawn Pryor to discuss his latest comic book Kickstarter, Ignition. (1:14:35)

Mar 19 2020

1hr 14mins

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- CGS Presents Classic Geek Speak: TRIVIA!

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To celebrate our 15th anniversary, we represent Episode 1449 (December 30, 2013), a good old-fashioned CGS shindig featuring a roomful of Geeks, a few special guests, several rounds of comics trivia, and your emcee, Jamie D. (2:25:35)

Mar 07 2020

2hr 25mins

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1762 - The CGS 'Best of 2019' Awards Nominations Show

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Now it can be told: the complete list of comics, characters, and creators deemed worthy of consideration for a 'Best of 2019' Award by the CGS electorate, Geeks and listeners alike! Listen carefully and get those voting muscles limbered up! (And don't miss the opening act: Ian and Murd's discussion of Dan DiDio's sudden departure from DC!) (3:01:04)

Feb 25 2020

3hr 1min

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1761 - February 2020 Previews

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How do we love Previews? Let us count the ways! We go through the February catalog for items shipping to stores beginning in April. (1:48:28)

Feb 11 2020

1hr 48mins

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1760 - Comic Talk

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It's the first Comic Talk of the 2020s, and the Geeks have double-stuffed it with tantalizing topics from a myriad of media! Comic talk, TV talk, streaming series talk, movie talk, toy talk, Christmas presents, trivia, news and gossip: you name it, it's probably no more than three degrees removed from something discussed in this fabulous format-free fiesta! (1:44:34)

Feb 05 2020

1hr 44mins

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- Crisis Tapes 22: Crisis on Infinite Earths #5, Part 4

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The Red Tornado gone haywire! The Freedom Fighters deployed! Wildcat down for the count! And the Anti-Monitor revealed! We close the book on issue #5 of the Crisis maxiseries in this episode. (3:00:05)

Jan 27 2020

3hr

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1759 - January 2020 Previews

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How can you lose when we talk PREVIEWS? We go through the January catalog for items shipping to stores beginning in March. (2:03:53)

Jan 23 2020

2hr 3mins

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1758 - Micro-Spotlight on Justice League of America #183-185

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Presenting a new type of CGS episode, in which the Geeks review brief-but-important story arcs selected from throughout comics history. Is it a Spotlight or a Book of the Month or... IS IT BOTH?? First, we train our gaze on a classic JLA/JSA team-up from 1980, 'Crisis on New Genesis' (Justice League of America [Vol. 1] #183-185), featuring Jack Kirby's New Gods and the first-ever JLA artwork by George Perez. (Devotees of The Crisis Tapes, tune your vibro-towers to this frequency!) (1:01:52)

Jan 07 2020

1hr 1min

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1757 - Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Movie Review

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In this Force-majeure episode, we share our mixed feelings about Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, the conclusion of the latest trilogy of Star Wars motion pictures: what it did right, where it went wrong, where our hopes lie for the future of Star Wars. Listen, and your journey toward the Dark Side will be complete!! (1:34:27)

Jan 02 2020

1hr 34mins

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Christmas - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

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After digging around in the chestnut-pit for this year's festive fable, Murd is pleased as plum pudding to present the first story ever told about the most famous reindeer of all: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, as penned by Robert L. May in 1939! Pull up an ice-block and lend an ear! (10:42)

Dec 24 2019

10mins

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1756 - December 2019 Previews

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When what to your wondering eyes should appear, but a Previews episode--our last of the year! We go through the December catalog for items shipping to stores beginning in February. (2:15:57)

Dec 20 2019

2hr 15mins

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iTunes Ratings

493 Ratings
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371
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So much fun

By Fillatio Sans - Oct 27 2019
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I listen to a lot of Geek based podcasts. Geek101, The Daily Planet, Nerdificent, Comic Geek Speak. These guys are solid entertainment. The sheer back catalog kept me busy at my job for quite a while. Thank you.

Great podcast.

By Empire2 - Dec 05 2018
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Great comics book podcast.