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iFanboy - Comic Books

The iFanboy.com Comic Book Podcast is a weekly talk show all about the best new current comic book releases. Lifelong friends, Conor Kilpatrick and Josh Flanagan talk about what they loved and (sometimes) hated in the current weekly books, from publishers like Marvel, DC, Image Comics, Dark Horse Comics, BOOM! Studios, IDW, Aftershock, Valiant, and more. The aim is to have a fun time, some laughs, but to also really understand what makes comic books work and what doesn’t, and trying to understand the craft of this great, often under appreciated art form. Sometimes they agree, and sometimes… they don’t. With decades of experience talking about comics, interacting with comic book professionals, this is all about the love of an art form. If the names Brian Michael Bendis, Amanda Conner, Geoff Johns, Gene Luen Yang, Donny Cates, Jason Aaron, Kelly Thompson, David Marquez, Kelly Sue de Connick, Kieron Gillen, Charles Soule, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Scott Snyder, Tom King, Mitch Gerads, Esad Ribic, Rick Remender, Nick Spencer, John Ridley, Skottie Young, Chip Zdarsky, Jöelle Jones, David F. Walker, Grant Morrison, and Darwyn Cooke get you excited, then this is the place for you. This podcast is so good, you don’t even need to read comic books or graphic novels to enjoy it, but it’s a lot better if you do.

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Pick of the Week #700 - Event Leviathan #4

iFanboy celebrates its 700th episode with a triple-sized all listener e-mail spectacular! Josh Flanagan, Conor Kilpatrick, and special guest Ryan Haupt asked you, the iFanbase, to send them e-mails… and you delivered!Running Time: 03:19:31Pick of the Week:00:03:57 - Event Leviathan #4Comics:00:12:34 - Conor talks briefly about Pick of the Week runner-ups: The Amazing Spider-Man #29, Black Cat #4, Batman: Universe #3, and The Riddler: Year of the Villain Special.Patron Pick:00:13:56 - Moon Knight Annual #1Audience Questions:00:25:37 - The tradition continues as we field questions from the loyal iFanbase for over 3 hours! Listen as this iFanboy trio slowly fall apart, talking comics and ephemera to the very bitter end.Patron Thanks:01:40:07 - Peter Stonecipher01:41:32 - Ben Gosney01:42:21 - Brandon Jared01:43:26 - Mik GuevarraBrought To You By:• iFanboy Patrons - Become one today for as little as $3/month! Or make a one time donation of any amount!• iFanboy T-Shirts and Merch - Show your iFanboy pride with a t-shirt or other great merchandise on Threadless! We've got seven designs!Music:"Back and To The Left"Texas is the Reason Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

3hr 21mins

15 Sep 2019

Rank #1

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Pick of the Week #565 – Avengers #2

It’s the last Pick of the Week of 2016! But don’t worry, it’s not the last podcast of 2016, we’ve got more to come. But this week? We’ve got velocity, Freddie Mercury and lots more to discuss. Ron gets excited by Kang on Kang action and Josh and Conor can’t believe it. Meanwhile, a purple elephant cracks the meaning of life. Happy Holidays! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 5mins

11 Dec 2016

Rank #2

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Talksplode #85 - Tom King

Thanks to iFanboy Patrons, it's Talksplode time.Back when we relaunched the regular Talksplode episodes almost exactly 3 years ago, Tom King and Mitch Gerads were my first guests. His Batman run was just about to start, today a whole lot of comics have come out of Tom's head. He's still working on Batman, wrapped up the amazing Mister Miracle, also with Mitch. Mr. King is back, and we go deeper than ever, including his mom's hand in the invention of an amazing digital format, and what is really happening with the end of his Batman story. And plenty more, leaving you, the listener, this gift of a super long episode.You can follow Tom on Twitter.Total Running Time: 01:46:18Music:“TV Party"Black Flag Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 47mins

20 Jun 2019

Rank #3

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Pick of the Week #527 - Superman: American Alien #5

This week, Conor Kilpatrick just woke up, Ron Richards does his best to wrestle with hotel wi-fi, and Josh Flanagan takes on a new and surprising title: Defender of Continuity. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

57mins

20 Mar 2016

Rank #4

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Special Edition – Star Wars: The Last Jedi

It’s a new annual holiday tradition! It’s time to gather around the fire and talk about the newest chapter of the Star Wars Saga — Star Wars: The Last Jedi! Josh Flanagan and Conor Kilpatrick welcome back special guest Ron Richards to break it down.Running Time: 01:02:29Music:“Main Title and Escape”John Williamsand“Finale”John Williams Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 3mins

19 Dec 2017

Rank #5

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Special Edition – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

This is a lively one! It's the first Star Wars Anthology Film and opinions are all over the place (or are they?)! Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is finally here and Conor Kilpatrick, Ron Richards, and Josh Flanagan have a lot to say about the film, the relative success of media blackouts, the uncanny valley, and the new Star Wars-saturated reality that we now live in! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

52mins

21 Dec 2016

Rank #6

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Special Edition - Avengers: Infinity War

It's all been leading to this! Josh Flanagan and Conor Kilpatrick are joined by Ryan Haupt to discuss the culmination of ten years of Marvel Studios films -- Avengers: Infinity War!Running Time: 01:10:27Music: "All Together Now" The Beatles Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 11mins

28 Apr 2018

Rank #7

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Pick of the Week #525 - Old Man Logan #3

It's a podcast full of delights! Josh Flanagan is able to avoid missing the show and good thing, because Conor Kilpatrick and Ron Richards have developed an uncomfortable dependency on Josh's personal brand of comics criticism. And how better to celebrate the week in comics than be coming down hard on fan theories or childhood memories of the B-52s. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 4mins

6 Mar 2016

Rank #8

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2015 iFanboy All-Media Year End Round-Up

It’s the tenth annual iFanboy All-Media Year End Round-Up! Conor Kilpatrick, Josh Flanagan, and Ron Richards discuss some of what they enjoyed in media in 2015. Movies, television, podcasts, books, music, games, and comics–it’s all here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

3hr 2mins

27 Dec 2015

Rank #9

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Special Edition - Black Panther

Conor Kilpatrick is joined by Paul Montgomery and Ryan Haupt to take a trip to Wakanda and discuss the latest film from Marvel Studios -- Black Panther!Running Time: 00:48:46Music: "All the Stars" Kendrick Lamar & SZA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

50mins

17 Feb 2018

Rank #10

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Special Edition - Spider-Man: Far From Home

Conor Kilpatrick and Paul Montgomery are back and this time they're flying high all over Europe with Spider-Man: Far From Home! Listen to them try (and mostly fail) to figure out the ins and outs and ramifications of "The Blip," and, since they both missed that show, they also briefly discuss Avengers: Endgame!Running Time: 00:46:30Music:"Vacation"The Go-Go's Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

48mins

5 Jul 2019

Rank #11

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iFanboy Special Edition Podcast - Daredevil

Conor Kilpatrick and Josh Flanagan are joined by former iFanboy columnist Mike Romo to talk about the 13-hour original series (from the partnership of Netflix and Marvel Studios) featuring real estate crime and punching–so much punching–Daredevil! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

50mins

23 Apr 2015

Rank #12

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2019 All Media Year End Roundup

It’s the fourteenth annual iFanboy All Media Year End Roundup! Conor Kilpatrick, Josh Flanagan, and special guest Ron Richards discuss some of what they enjoyed in media in 2019. Movies, television, music, books, podcasts, and comics -- it's all here!(Disclaimer: Ron Richard's opinions are his own and do not represent Marvel Entertainment or the Walt Disney Corporation.)Running Time: 02:52:50Movies:00:02:35 - Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood00:09:02 - Parasite00:12:44 - Dolemite is My Name00:15:58 - The Irishman00:23:46 - The Farewell00:25:29 - Rocketman00:27:49 - Ford v Ferrari00:33:50 - A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood00:36:32 - Yesterday00:40:09 - Booksmart00:43:32 - Late Night00:45:23 - The Current War00:49:35 - Knives Out00:54:52 - Downton Abbey00:57:35 - Josh's Kids Movie RoundupTelevision:01:00:37 - Chernobyl01:05:38 - The Crown01:08:06 - The Boys01:10:47 - The Deuce01:14:07 - Succession01:16:18 - The Righteous Gemstones01:18:43 - The Mandalorian01:21:13 - Good Omens01:23:11 - For All Mankind01:25:49 - The Orville01:28:41 - The Good Place01:29:31 - Wu-Tang: An American Saga01:32:25 - The Imagineering Story01:35:41 - Yellowstone01:37:01 - Country Music: A Film By Ken BurnsMusic:01:43:24 - Bad Religion, "Age of Unreason" / Age of Unreason Tour01:45:32 - Adult Magic, "Adult Magic"01:47:15 - Superchunk, Acoustic Foolish Tour01:49:35 - Reunions01:56:37 - Conor Goes to Shows!01:59:23 - Mike Watt02:01:08 - Vinyl... just in general02:02:40 - Camp FuzzBooks:02:07:23 - "Fall; or, Dodge in Hell: A Novel" by Neal Stephenson02:11:32 - "The Cobweb: A Novel" by Neal Stephenson and J. Frederick George02:12:39 - "The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.: A Novel" by Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland02:14:38 - "Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI" by David Grann02:16:21 - "The Right Stuff" by Tom Wolfe02:18:46 - "Born to Run" by Bruce Springsteen02:20:09 - "Let's Go (So We Can Get Back): A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, Etc." by Jeff Tweedy02:22:05 - "All the Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of The Wire" by Jonathan Abrams02:23:37 - "Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies" by Jared Diamond02:26:51 - "The Big Sleep" by Raymond Chandler02:28:29 - "Smash!: Green Day, The Offspring, Bad Religion, NOFX, and the '90s Punk Explosion" by Ian WinwoodPodcasts:02:30:52 - "The Chernobyl Podcast" with Peter Segal and Craig Mazin02:32:01 - "Dolly Parton's America" with Jad Abumrad and Shima Oliaee02:32:57 - "Patient Zero" with Taylor Quimby and New Hampshire Public Radio02:34:35 - Pinball Podcasts02:36:00 - Audible Originals02:38:35 - "Revisionist History" with Malcolm GladwellComics:02:39:27 - Batman: Universe02:40:04 - Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen02:40:44 - Superman: Up in the Sky02:41:23 - Red Sonja02:42:07 - Criminal02:42:41 - DCeased02:43:39 - Fantastic Four02:44:22 - Crowded02:45:19 - The Lone Ranger02:46:08 - Old Man QuillBrought To You By:• iFanboy Patrons - Become one today for as little as $3/month! Or make a one time donation of any amount!• iFanboy T-Shirts and Merch - Show your iFanboy pride with a t-shirt or other great merchandise on Threadless! We've got seven designs!Music:"A Willie Nice Christmas (feat. Willie Nelson)"Kacey Musgraves Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

2hr 54mins

15 Dec 2019

Rank #13

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Pick of the Week #693 - Marvels Epilogue

Conor flew in overnight and didn't sleep. Will he fall apart?!? Will Josh suffocate from the heat of an uncooled room in late July?!?! No, not really, it turns out. Sometimes things can be very good, but you also might not like them. Sometimes that's because your are Josh. But you can also learn to love. Come learn with us.Running Time: 01:22:21Pick of the Week:00:03:06 - Marvels EpilogueComics:00:20:18 - History of the Marvel Universe #100:28:05 - Valkyrie: Jane Foster #100:32:13 - Batman: Curse of the White Knight #100:35:27 - Skyward #1500:40:57 - Batgirl #3700:43:12 - Lazarus: Rising #200:48:52 - The Flash #7500:51:37 - A Walk Through Hell #12Patron Pick:00:55:57 - House of X #1Patron Thanks:01:08:19 - Joe Jordan01:09:35 - Kenneth Luther01:11:04 - Edward01:12:34 - Drunk VikingAudience Question:01:14:45 - Tom asks a question that can be answered easily and quickly with a t-shirt.Brought To You By:• Audible Original Stan Lee’s Alliances: A Trick of Light - Listen free with a 30-day trial. Just go to audible.com/ifanboy or text IFANBOY to 500500. Stan Lee’s Alliances: A Trick of Light. The power to change, changes everything.• iFanboy Patrons - Become one today for as little as $3/month! Or make a one time donation of any amount!• iFanboy T-Shirts and Merch - Show your iFanboy pride with a t-shirt or other great merchandise on Threadless! We've got seven designs!Music:"Here Comes Your Man"The Pixies Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 23mins

28 Jul 2019

Rank #14

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Pick of the Week #519 - Captain Marvel #1

It's a very special episode as we bid adieu to the beloved voicemail line. Some laughs are had and an old, old friend makes a triumphant return. But before we hand the show to the select last group of listeners, we've got comics to discuss! Bonus moments as Conor and Ron reminisce over how Voltron blew their minds as kids and Josh does his best Sheev impression. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 4mins

24 Jan 2016

Rank #15

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Pick of the Week #691 - Batman: Universe #1

Not even Josh Flanagan's tyrannical alarm clock can stop he and Conor Kilpatrick from talking about comic books beyond their allotted one hour. As per usual.Running Time: 01:03:51Pick of the Week:00:02:00 - Batman: Universe #1Comics:00:12:32 - Young Justice #700:16:41 - Second Coming #100:23:08 - The Avengers #2100:27:19 - Thor #1500:32:31 - The War of the Realms: Omega #100:36:45 - The Amazing Spider-Man #2500:39:50 - Invisible Woman #100:42:22 - Black Hammer / Justice League: Hammer of Justice! #1Patron Pick:00:45:00 - Giant-Size X-Statix #1Patron Thanks:00:51:40 - Alan Robertson00:52:58 - Max Howes00:53:57 - Mason Havens00:55:35 - Mark KatuzneyAudience Question:00:57:28 - Alex C. from Wellington, New Zealand asks about shelving books of unusual shape.Brought To You By:• Audible Original Stan Lee’s Alliances: A Trick of Light - Listen free with a 30-day trial. Just go to audible.com/ifanboy or text IFANBOY to 500500. Stan Lee’s Alliances: A Trick of Light. The power to change, changes everything.• iFanboy Patrons - Become one today for as little as $3/month! Or make a one time donation of any amount!• iFanboy T-Shirts and Merch - Show your iFanboy pride with a t-shirt or other great merchandise on Threadless! We've got seven designs!Music:"Across the Universe"Rufus Wainwright Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 5mins

14 Jul 2019

Rank #16

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Pick of the Week #537 - DC Rebirth #1

The summer of comics kicks off lots of ennui. Controversy and new starts highlight the week and Conor Kilpatrick, Josh Flanagan, and Ron Richards are ready to roll up their sleeves and work through the issues, clock be damned! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 9mins

29 May 2016

Rank #17

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Pick of the Week #613 – Batman: Creature of the Night #1

Josh and Conor don’t mention the word “jamoke” even once in the episode, but we do wonder at this point, how long can we drag the use of that out? It’s a 5th week, and there is a dearth of books, but there are still some winners, and it turns out, we have a lot to say. Running Time: 01:05:10 Pick of the Week/Patron Pick: 00:01:51 – Batman: Creature of the Night #1 Comics: 00:13:13 – Batman Annual #2 00:20:38 – Moon Knight #189 00:24:34 – DC New Talent Showcase 2017 #1 00:35:44 – Lazarus X+66 #5 00:38:49 – Kill or Be Killed #14 00:40:56 – Mystik U #1 Patron Pick (Redux): 00:43:20 – Batman: Creature of the Night #1 Patron Thanks: 00:45:04 – Craig Byrd 00:46:21 – Adrian Lilley 00:47:25 – Sam R. 00:49:18 – Joao Fontes Audience Question: 00:52:50 – Patrick wants to know about crossovers and the JLA versions. 00:55:05 – Isaac is curious what other podcasts we might do some day? Brought To You By: • Mack Weldon – Mack Weldon makes fantastic premium men’s underwear and essentials. Go to MackWeldon.com and get 20% off using promo code IFANBOY • iFanboy Patrons – Become one today for as little as $3/month! Or make a one time donation of any amount! • iFanboy T-Shirts and Merch – Show your iFanboy pride with a t-shirt or other great merchandise on Threadless! Use code “CHEERf916b2” before December 15 for free shipping over $45! Music: “Jingle Bell Rock” Chet Atkins Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 6mins

3 Dec 2017

Rank #18

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Pick of the Week #690 - Old Man Quill #7

This week we will absolutely not go long... is what we tell ourselves, so Josh Flanagan, returned, takes it off the rails immediately. No, not by the talk. It's good comic talk. What else would you expect. But maybe he's just so excited about his co-jamoke, he can't help it. Anyway, we've got comics and opinions about those comics. Some are starting, and some are ending, and we hope you enjoy it.Running Time: 01:20:01Pick of the Week:00:02:20 - Old Man Quill #7Comics:00:09:53 - Lois Lane #100:15:38 - No One Left to Fight #100:21:26 - Sea of Stars #100:26:26 - Captain America and The Invaders: The Bermuda Triangle #100:32:06 - Superman: Up in the Sky #100:36:19 - The Wild Storm #2400:38:46 - Postal: Deliverance #100:40:44 - Crowded #7Patron Pick:00:42:18 - The Walking Dead #193Patron Thanks:00:57:35 - Caleb Peters00:58:54 - Enda O'Driscoll01:00:10 - Viren Patel01:01:34 - Jason SmithAudience Question:01:03:30 - Scott asks our opinion on comics media, and off we go!Brought To You By:• Mack Weldon - Mack Weldon makes fantastic premium men's underwear and essentials. Go to MackWeldon.com and get 20% off your first order using promo code IFANBOY• iFanboy Patrons - Become one today for as little as $3/month! Or make a one time donation of any amount!• iFanboy T-Shirts and Merch - Show your iFanboy pride with a t-shirt or other great merchandise on Threadless! We've got seven designs!Music:"Tired of Being Alone"Al Green Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 21mins

7 Jul 2019

Rank #19

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Pick of the Week #669 - Daredevil #1

No one could predict what the Pick would be, but it gets clearer during the discussion. Will a bulldog snore? Will the Old Man genre burn itself out? Will the show withstand 3 whole entries in the War Corner? All these answers and more in this week's show!Running Time: 01:19:53Pick of the Week:00:02:33 - Daredevil #1Comics:00:14:49 - United States Vs. Murder, Inc. #600:19:44 - Old Man Quill #100:25:16 - Red Sonja #100:29:22 - Uncanny X-Men #1100:34:48 - Batman #6400:41:07 - Gunhawks #100:42:49 - Green Arrow #49War Corner:00:44:54 - Archie: 1941 #500:47:29 - James Bond: Origin #500:48:57 - Die #3Patron Pick:00:53:15 - The Girl in the Bay #1Patron Thanks:01:01:06 - Chris Conine01:02:40 - Ark Wang01:03:21 - Austyn Riley01:04:34 - Jared HillerAudience Question:01:06:52 - Wes wants to know what the last great Vertigo series was. And we go on and on.Brought To You By:• iFanboy Patrons - Become one today for as little as $3/month! Or make a one time donation of any amount!• iFanboy T-Shirts and Merch - Show your iFanboy pride with a t-shirt or other great merchandise on Threadless! We've got seven designs!Music:"Sunshine Rock"Bob Mould Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 21mins

10 Feb 2019

Rank #20