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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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498 Ratings
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Great Show!!!

By Crow68x - May 19 2020
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Love this podcast so informative on comics and especially those gems that I don’t know about and pick up them books and always becomes a great read ...but I love when Big Al is on this guy is wicked funny and makes you laugh through the whole episode ...thanks guys!!

Great podcast.

By Empire2 - Dec 05 2018
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Great comics book podcast.

iTunes Ratings

498 Ratings
Average Ratings
376
43
25
21
33

Great Show!!!

By Crow68x - May 19 2020
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Love this podcast so informative on comics and especially those gems that I don’t know about and pick up them books and always becomes a great read ...but I love when Big Al is on this guy is wicked funny and makes you laugh through the whole episode ...thanks guys!!

Great podcast.

By Empire2 - Dec 05 2018
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Great comics 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: 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 #3: 1709 - Top 5 Iconic Moments in Comics

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That moment when you see something in a comic book that makes a permanent impression, that changes your idea of what can be done in comics and reminds you of why you love to read them: these are the moments we're celebrating in this Top 5 episode, as we count down some of our favorite cliffhangers, turning points, splash pages, and other fleeting flashes and flourishes of narrative brilliance to grace the medium over the years. (Special CGS salutations to our good friend Ian Levenstein of Comic Timing, who not only salvaged the recording of this episode, but is also in it!) (1:56:03)

Sep 07 2018

1hr 56mins

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Rank #4: 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

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Rank #5: 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 #6: 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 #7: 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 #8: 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 #9: 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 #10: 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 #11: 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 #12: 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 #13: 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 #14: 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 #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: 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 #17: 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 #18: 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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Rank #19: MTB029- Murd's Time Bubble: The Twenty-Ninth Time

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Return with Murd to those dark, portentous days of late 2001. Some spots to explore on our two-hour tour: the Fantastic Four (a la Grant Morrison), 'Our Worlds at War', the Mighty Thor, and more! (2:19:18)

Oct 19 2017

1hr 37mins

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Rank #20: 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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1779 - Book of the Month Club: The Star Wars

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It's a battle, and premise, everyone in the galaxy knows by now: Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker, lightsaber in hand, bands together with his group of rebels, a duo of droids, Leia, Han Solo and Chewbacca to take on Darth Vader and the evil Empire. But if you think you know more than that basic descriptor, well, we've got news for you. This ain't your daddy's Star Wars. Gather round as we discuss a very different eight-issue comic book adaptation of George Lucas' original rough draft, The Star Wars. And who better to assist in dissecting this Book of the Month selection and tying it into all kinds of Star Wars lore than Ryan Drost of the Star Joes podcast? Nobody, I say! May the Force of Others be with you. (2:09:51)

Aug 06 2020

2hr 9mins

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1778 - July 2020 Previews

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Back after a few months of hiatus and just in time for the end of the month, it's Previews time! Join the gang as we go over the July 2020 catalog with a fine tooth comb. And for the very first time, a journey into new territory...DC Connect. The more things change, the more they stay the same. (1:37:08)

Jul 30 2020

1hr 37mins

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1777 - Comic Talk

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We begin this Comic Talk on an elegiacal note, as we reflect on the lives and work of two recently departed titans of the industry, Denny O'Neil and Joe Sinnott. Also, some further thoughts on the Stargirl TV series and the possible fate of the DC Universe streaming service; reports of our recent off-the-shelf reading; Muddle the Murd; and other moments of Midnight Madness. (1:19:12)

Jul 15 2020

1hr 19mins

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1776 - Introducing! Uncle Sam, Colonial Captain America, and the Black Coat

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We the people of Comic Geek Speak, in recognition of the fantastic coincidence that Episode 1776 of our podcast is due for release in the week of July 4th, do ordain and establish this special tribute to the first appearances of three characters with ties to the American War of Independence: Will Eisner's Uncle Sam (National Comics #1, 1940), Capt. Steven Rogers of the Continental Army (Captain America #194, 1976 / Cap: Sentinel of Liberty #6-7, 1999), and the Black Coat (The Black Coat: A Call to Arms #1, 2006). Download it at your liberty; it's a yankee-doodle dandy! (1:21:18)

Jul 04 2020

1hr 21mins

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1775 - Top 5 Supporting Characters

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The time has come for some of the most salient second bananas in comics to reach the top--Top Five, that is! This episode is our strictly subjective salute to all the friends and relatives, lovers and colleagues, mentors and tormentors, and miscellaneous bit-players that make the stars of our favorite series shine their brightest. Join us in thanking them for their support! (1:56:22)

Jun 22 2020

1hr 56mins

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- CGS Presents Classic Geek Speak: An Interview with Denny O'Neil

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In memory of the late Denny O'Neil, we re-present this interview with the legendary writer/editor recorded at a panel at the 2013 Denver Comic Con, conducted by our very own, equally-dearly-departed Jamie D. (48:57)

Jun 15 2020

48mins

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1774 - Comic Talk

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The Geeks take time to reflect and speculate on DC's withdrawal from Diamond Comic Distributors. Our podcast progenitor, Bryan Deemer, pops in to talk about what he's been reading, to stress the virtues of domestic decluttering, and to reopen the standard 'print vs. digital' debate. We take a look at this year's Eisner Awards nominees. And the beat goes on! (1:50:48)

Jun 11 2020

1hr 50mins

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1773 - A Conversation with Zack Kruse

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Our old crony-in-comics Zack Kruse, fresh off the completion of a PhD. in comics and literature, stops by to talk about his soon-to-be-published book on the art and personal philosophy of Steve Ditko. Think you know all you need to know about this much-misunderstood figure in comics history? Listen to what Dr. Zack has to say, and think again! (1:02:27)

Jun 04 2020

1hr 2mins

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1772 - Comic Talk

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We catch a falling star and put it in our pocket in this episode, as we discuss the premiere of the stellar new CWTV series, DC's Stargirl! Plus many more multimedia maunderings. (1:28:43)

May 29 2020

1hr 37mins

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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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iTunes Ratings

498 Ratings
Average Ratings
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43
25
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33

Great Show!!!

By Crow68x - May 19 2020
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Love this podcast so informative on comics and especially those gems that I don’t know about and pick up them books and always becomes a great read ...but I love when Big Al is on this guy is wicked funny and makes you laugh through the whole episode ...thanks guys!!

Great podcast.

By Empire2 - Dec 05 2018
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Great comics book podcast.