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Each week this show takes an in depth look at a hero or villain from comic books or related media. Each episode typically includes a guest and dares to ask, "how much do you really know?"

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Each week this show takes an in depth look at a hero or villain from comic books or related media. Each episode typically includes a guest and dares to ask, "how much do you really know?"

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Intriguing, informative, and entertaining!

By jamesbondshea - Nov 10 2019
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I randomly came across this podcast a few weeks ago and it’s exactly what I’ve been looking for (I’ve already listened to most of the DC character shows). Bruce is extremely knowledgeable and brings on guests who are equally informed in comic book lore. Wether it’s a character that you love or a character you’ve never heard of, Bruce does a great job explaining the characters biography, history, influences among other information pertaining to whichever character he chooses. This show has quickly become one of my favorites. Keep up the good work and I’ll keep on listening!!! P.S. Bruce, if you read this I would love to hear an episode on Tommy Monaghan, DC’s Hitman. I am a Garth Ennis freak!!! I really enjoy your episodes on the more obscure characters (the Spider Jerusalem, Tick, Howard the Duck, Animal Man, Jenny Sparks were amazing). Thanks for everything you do! -Jimmy Shea

Glad it’s back

By slient B - Nov 01 2018
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Dan you are doing a great job can’t wait to see what’s next

iTunes Ratings

98 Ratings
Average Ratings
93
4
0
1
0

Intriguing, informative, and entertaining!

By jamesbondshea - Nov 10 2019
Read more
I randomly came across this podcast a few weeks ago and it’s exactly what I’ve been looking for (I’ve already listened to most of the DC character shows). Bruce is extremely knowledgeable and brings on guests who are equally informed in comic book lore. Wether it’s a character that you love or a character you’ve never heard of, Bruce does a great job explaining the characters biography, history, influences among other information pertaining to whichever character he chooses. This show has quickly become one of my favorites. Keep up the good work and I’ll keep on listening!!! P.S. Bruce, if you read this I would love to hear an episode on Tommy Monaghan, DC’s Hitman. I am a Garth Ennis freak!!! I really enjoy your episodes on the more obscure characters (the Spider Jerusalem, Tick, Howard the Duck, Animal Man, Jenny Sparks were amazing). Thanks for everything you do! -Jimmy Shea

Glad it’s back

By slient B - Nov 01 2018
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Dan you are doing a great job can’t wait to see what’s next

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Heroes and Villains podcast

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Each week this show takes an in depth look at a hero or villain from comic books or related media. Each episode typically includes a guest and dares to ask, "how much do you really know?"

Rank #1: Heroes and Villains 87: Guy Gardner with Sean Keenan

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This week Sean joins me to discuss the "back up" Green Lantern, Guy Gardner. When Abin Sur crashed on Earth his power ring detected two people suitable to guard sector 2814. For arbitrary reasons it went to Hal Jordan, and left Guy to deal with the frustration of being "passed over". We discuss all the details of the evolution of Guy Gardner as a Green Lantern, to Warrior, and back again. Listen, learn, enjoy!

Sep 10 2014

1hr 36mins

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Rank #2: 112: Captain America with Dan Ritchie

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This week's episode is a birthday present to my guest Dan. His favorite character in all of comics is none other than America's favorite son, Cap. I'll tell you up front that this is a long one, but it is absolutely full of goodness. The episode contains much more than the basics everyone already knows about Cpt. Steve Rodgers from movies and television and really dives into the details that make Cap such a land mark guy in not only Marvel, but all of comics. So go ahead and listen, it's guaranteed to intrigue international listeners as well as folks here in the states.

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Feb 28 2015

2hr 12mins

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Rank #3: Heroes and Villains 69: Spawn with Rafael Berrios

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This week Rafael joins me to talk about Spawn, the best selling independent comic book super hero ever. There is plenty to learn about this epitome of 90's comics trends.

May 07 2014

1hr 45mins

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Rank #4: 157: Jason Todd (Robin/ Red Hood) Part One

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This is part 1 of a 2 part episode all about Jason Todd. He was the second Robin who was brutally murdered by the Joker. He was resurrected when Superboy Prime super punched reality and became an anti-hero known as the Red Hood. Bruce had so much to say that he couldn't fit it all into one episode.

Thanks Kirby Krackle for the theme music!

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Jan 24 2016

1hr 2mins

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Rank #5: Heroes and Villains 54: Neil Gaiman's Sandman with Ryan Higgins

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Ryan joins me to talk about the comic character that changed his life, Sandman/ Morpheus/ Dream of the endless. We cover every aspect of the King of the dream world and try our best to explain why Sandman is one of the most important comic characters ever created. Tune in to learn more about the mysterious man in black.

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Jan 22 2014

1hr 31mins

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Rank #6: Heroes and Villains 80: Black Panther with Arthur Worley

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This week Arthur joins me to talk about the King of Wakanda, T'Challa the Black Panther. Powered by an ancient herb and the Panther God, Black Panther changed the superhero landscape as the first black superhero.

Jul 23 2014

1hr 39mins

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Rank #7: 166: Thanos, The Mad Titan

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A race of beings known as the Eternals colonized Saturn's moon Titan. Here these Titanians had no idea what they birthed when the mutated, purple child known as Thanos was Born. A nihilist, spending most of his time in solitude, Thanos became obsessed with Death, both the concept and the entity. After augmenting himself with cybernetic implants and Infinity Gems, Thanos became an enemy to all life in the Multiverse.

Thanks Kirby Krackle for the theme music!

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Apr 02 2016

1hr 21mins

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Rank #8: Heroes and Villains 55: Quinlan Vos (Star Wars Comics) with Ryan Allgood

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Ryan Allgood Joins me again to discuss another character from the Star Wars Expanded Universe, Quinlan Vos. He is a force sensitive Kiffar, with the added power of psychometry making him desirable to both the Jedi and the Sith. He managed to fall in love and reproduce much like another Jedi you may know who was also tempted by the Dark side of the force. Whether serving as a Master on the Jedi council, or as a member of the Dark Acolytes, Vos is truly an interesting and formidable character.

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Jan 29 2014

1hr 27mins

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Rank #9: Heroes and Villains 96: The Hulk with Chad O'Connor

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This week Chad joins me to discuss the most incredible of heroes, The Hulk. We cover everything about Bruce Banner and his alter ego from the day he saved Rick Jones from a Gamma bomb to the shocking revelations of Original Sin. Tune in to find out exactly what makes the Hulk so incredible.

Nov 12 2014

1hr 38mins

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Rank #10: 161: Deadpool Part One

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This week Bruce embarks on another multi-part epic journey, this time exploring the "Merc with a Mouth" Deadpool. The unexpected box office success has shown that the masses have an appetite for the character, but his comic book roots have a winding story that many casual fans may not know about.

Thanks Kirby Krackle for the theme music!

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Feb 21 2016

1hr 8mins

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Rank #11: 229: Doctor Doom

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Victor Von Doom started life as a Romani child in the central european nation of Latveria. His mother was a sorceress and his father a healer, King Vladimir killed them both. Victor swore to someday dethrone the King and rule over Latveria... but why stop at Latveria if he can rule the world?

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Jan 23 2018

1hr 22mins

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Rank #12: 199: Blue Beetle (Ted Kord)

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Ted Kord was the second Blue Beetle, the only Blue Beetle without super powers. He began his comic book existence then moved to DC during the Crisis on Infinite Earths. He is close to my heart for his "Blue and Gold" adventures as well as for being the inspiration for Watchmen's Nit-Owl.

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Jan 15 2017

1hr 1min

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Rank #13: 141: The Flash (Barry Allen) with Bruce

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This Week Bruce tackles the Silver Age Flash, Barry Allen. Barry Allen created the speed force, discovered Earth-2 and Earth Prime, and used a cosmic treadmill all before he met his demise in the Original Crisis. After he was resurrected at the hands of Grant Morrison and Geoff Johns, he went on to create The New 52.

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Sep 21 2015

1hr 32mins

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Rank #14: Heroes and Villains 95: The Silver Surfer with Joey Tortorich

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This week Joey joins me to discuss the cosmic adventurer The Silver Surfer. Norin Radd made the ultimate sacrifice to save his home world and the woman he loved by volunteering to serve as the herald of Galactus. He soullessly led the devourer of planets to world after world until the made it to Earth. On Earth Surfer met the Fantastic Four and learned the value of humanity. Listen to this episode to learn everything you need to know about Norin Radd, better known as The Silver Surfer.

Nov 05 2014

1hr 21mins

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Rank #15: Heroes and Villains 98: The Penguin with Charlie West

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This week Charlie joins me to discuss Oswald Cobblepot, A.K.A. The Penguin. He is one of Batman's longest standing foes, and with the recent popularity of Gotham there is a resurgence of interest in this character. Listen to learn all about the many incarnations of this flightless bird.

Nov 26 2014

1hr 30mins

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Rank #16: Heroes and Villains 21: Dick Grayson/ Nightwing with Eric Isaacson

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On this episode I am joined by Eric Isaacson from The Long Box Review comic podcast. We discuss the evolution of Dick Grayson from the first Robin, to Nightwing to the third Batman (then back to Nightwing). One of the most iconic characters in all of comic books, you're bound to be intrigued by his story.

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Jun 12 2013

1hr 13mins

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Rank #17: 192: Colossus

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Born on a collective farm in The Soviet Union, Piotr Rasputin always preferred the quiet life. When he was 13 he discovered a mutant ability to transform his body into a powerful metallic form. Charles Xavier came to Russia to recruit him for an important rescue mission, and his life was forever changed.

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Nov 12 2016

1hr 18mins

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Rank #18: 153: Luke Skywalker with Jim Beverly (CONTAINS SPOILERS!)

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This week Jim joins Bruce to discuss the entire history of Luke Skywalker. THIS EPISODE CONTAINS MAJOR SPOILERS FOR THE FORCE AWAKENS! There, you've been warned. Discussion sticks primarily to the new cannon, but a little of the old extended universe does get worked in.

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Dec 26 2015

1hr 39mins

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Rank #19: 129: Ghost Rider/ Johnny Blaze with Bruce

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This week Bruce talks about Marvel's Spirit of Vengence, Ghost Rider (the Johnny Blaze version). Bound to the fallen Angel Zarathos as the result of a bad deal he made with Mephisto, Johnny Turns into Ghost Rider at night and delivers justice to the sinners of the world while atop his fiery motorcycle. Immortalized on film by Nicholas Cage, Ghost Rider has quite the comic book history.

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Jul 01 2015

1hr 16mins

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Rank #20: Heroes and Villains 46: The Shredder (from TMNT comics!) with Rachel Pandich

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This week we discuss The Shredder, that Foot Clan regional manager for the New York branch who is the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle's big bad. The always great Rachel Pandich joins me once again to discuss what is clearly one of her favorite topics. The blood feud that began with a love triangle involving Shredder's brother and Splinter's master made its way half way around the globe from Japan to New York and made Shredder a sworn mortal enemy of the Turtles. Tune in to learn about the many ways the Shredder evolved over the years.

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Nov 27 2013

1hr 17mins

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