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All Comics Considered

All Comics Considered is a comics podcast dedicated to bringing a positive and welcoming attitude to all things related to comic books. From the Big Two and Boom! To the MCU and Image, if it has to do with a comic, we want to talk about it!

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Episode 178: Cosmic and Grounded Pullbox!

Hello and welcome to All Comics Considered, the comic book podcast with a heart of gold. This is the episode where we talk about what we're reading and why we're digging it. From new favs to guilty pleasures. Let's get started! Pullbox  Tim Hulkverines! W: Pak, A: Anindito Greg Pak: Taking a wild combo to new heights! Marty Annihilation Wave  If you like cosmic heroes, this is totally your book Nick Digger W: Ursula Vernon

32mins

19 Dec 2019

Rank #1

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Format Changes!

Hi there Patrons and ACCtion Heroes!   The audio file says it all, but we have some formatting changes coming down the pike. We're spinning off Pullbox into its own weekly show. This way, we get to focus on our core mission of introducing new comics and comics-related media to our community. We tend to think of it as gate-opening. We are still going to do regular deep dives into other topics. For example, in the coming weeks, we have Immortal Hulk and Horror, Romantic Representation in Comics, and an interview with writer Jon Tsuei. But we're also adding a "lighter" topic into the rotation. Think of those topics as being palate cleansers for the dark and gritty Daredevil/Batman stories that Marty cannot stop bringing up. Examples of those topics include All Ages Media, State of the Arrowverse, and romance in general. Bookclub isn't going anywhere. In fact, this next bookclub will be Bone! And because Nick loves it so, we're going to do two whole shows on it, about a month apart. Look for our next Book Club vote in the coming weeks!   No matter what changes, our purpose remains the same: To open up the comics community so that it is welcoming to all people. Comics are for everyone, and we want to share the joy they bring with everyone. These changes let us double down on our commitment to you. The format changes are taking place this week. Let us know how we're doing either on Patreon or wherever you get your podcasts (ie a 5-star review would be great!)

3mins

28 Oct 2019

Rank #2

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Episode 160: Seeds

This week on All Comics Considered: Marty, Nick, and Tim do a pullbox, discuss who would make the best accountant AND discuss Krakoa Seeds: Are they really the worst comic book promotional item? (the answer? Probably not!) Pullbox: Tim:  Archie Afterlife  - Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Francesco Francavilla X-Accountant: Colossus Kamala Doug Ramsay The Question Nick Superman: Man of Steel - Brian Michael Bendis, Ivan Reis Marty:  POX - Hickman, RB Silva, Marte Gracia Daredevil #8 Chip Zdarsky, Lalit Kumar Sharma, Jay Leisten Seeds: Are they really the worst promotional gimmick?

50mins

9 Aug 2019

Rank #3

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Episode 162: Muder Mysteries

For our August Bookclub edition, we’ll talk about the book that makes us nervous to be in an elevator with Neil Gaiman, and also the subject of the next edition of our book club, Murder Mysteries.   Highlights The Wrapper Story - creepy old guy on the bench The Inner Story - creepy young guy on the prowl The Central Story - Raguel, agent of vengeance The Murder - Cain and Abel The Trick - Who is god The Inner Story Wraps - creepy killer guy The Wrapper Story wraps - everyone appears to be fucked Crit Analysis What the hell is this about? Is it cool because of the story, or because there’s a weird cool factor to angels Did Neil Gaiman kill someone? Other Versions: Audio Book Credits: Our music and sound engineering was done by the handsome and talented Steve Jacoby. Thanks to the amazing Debra Craig for suggesting this month's topic!

55mins

2 Sep 2019

Rank #4

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Episode 143: Project Runway, ACC Edition

Today on All Comics Considered we’ll do a Project Runway grading of superhero costumes. Let’s make it work!  Project Runway: ACC Style (Costumes Hot or Not) Marty: Kris Anka Hot: McKelvie Captain Marvel Not: every other captain marvel costume ever https://www.instagram.com/p/BqavvD7hedK/ 37813 Hot: God Doom Unpopular opinion… red 3 piece suit with vest and whatnot. Actually, super inappropriate costume because no one wears suits like that on the West Coast. -- Tim Literally from a west coast tailor -- Marty Hannah McKelvie Interview  Nick Good - Beard Captain America, WW2 Captain America, Spider-Man 2099, Spider-Man Noir, Kamala Khan Dated - weird chainmail wings on the head Captain America Bad - Namor gets a loincloth, Azrael Batman, Black Widow’s poor spine, Power Girl, (redesign didn’t take) c’mon guys... Adam Warlock Tim Bad - Spider-People: Scarlet Spider’s spandex cum torn sweatshirt. Iron Spider, and Armored Spider-Man. Good - Secret Wars Black Spidey suit, Miles’s, and Spider-Gwen’s sweet hoodie costume.   Good - Adam Warlock’s current incarnation, I’m a sucker for a thunderbolt motif. Bad - Basically every She-Hulk costume, in all reality.  The purple and white number was the best, but even that was jjust a one-piece bathing suit.

58mins

22 Feb 2019

Rank #5

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Episode 176: Pullbox with Adam (from Battle of the Atom)

Episode 176: Pullbox with Adam (from Battle of the Atom) ACCep174PB04Adam.m4a The epic conclusion our time with Adam Reck from Battle of the Atom and Bish and Jubz is finally here! Find out why Nick made Adam so sad! Get the link to see how to pronounce Apocalypse's mutant name!  (it's at about the 2:20 mark). Because this episode took a bit longer to publish than expected, we're releasing it early for everyone a bit early.   Marty:  Full Circle: W: Chip Zdarsky,  Stegman Cast  Nick:  Squirrel Girl,  W: Ryan North, A: Erica Henderson  Adam:   X-men: W: Hickman, A: Yu  Marauders: ,W: Duggan A: Lolli  Excalibur: W: Howard, A: To  Assassination Nation , W: Kyle Starks A: Erica Henderson

16mins

7 Dec 2019

Rank #6

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Episode 165: House of X and Powers of X with Kat!

The Episode Where We Talk about Mutants and Flowers  Hello and welcome to All Comics Considered, the comic book podcast with a heart of gold.  Tonight, with special  returning guest  Kat Lehto, we’re jumping in on the Hox Pox! Patron Shout Out Liaden Ryland! Spoilers Spoiling House of X 1-5  Powers of X (4)  Structure of the Books House of X  Hickman, Larraz, Gracia, Cowles, Annalise Bissa and Jordan White Primary focus on current/616 Powers of X Hickman,  RB Silva,Adriano Di Benedetto, Gracia, Cowles, Annalise Bissa, Jordan White Focuses on secret events across all the era of X men Infographics and Essays Infographic Intertwining stories HoX then PoX Books in Red are BIG REVELATIONS? Krakoan code The Story Favorite beats: Scott Moments Franklin can come home It will be done To Me My Pod People The Many Lives of Moira Nimrod the Lesser and Karmina Sinister Island Goldballs the Savior Kurt and Logan Buddy Moment Wolverine #6 Future of the Line -- “Dawn of X” X-Men Hickman, Yu Marauders Duggan, Matteo Lolli Excalibur Tini Howard, Marcus To Fallen Angels Bryan Edward Hill, Szymon Kudranski X-Force Percy, Cassara New Mutants Hickman/Brisson, Rod Reis Prediction

1hr 10mins

2 Oct 2019

Rank #7

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Episode 159: The one where we talk about SDCC

Today on ACC we want to cover SDCC, the San Diego Comic Con - what was the big news coming out of SDCC this year?  Marvel Studios: Mutants ARE coming into the MCU. “More” importantly...the Fantastic Four are coming to the MCU. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the 10 Rings (Tony Leung as the real Mandarian, Simu Liu (Kim’s Convenience) as Shang-Chi, Awkwafina also starring) Thor: Love and Thunder (Natalie Portman as Thor, Valkyrie confirmed as bi and out, Taika Waititi back to direct) Black Widow (David Harbour from Stranger Things also starring)  Blade (Mahershala Ali as Blade) Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness The Eternals (has an insane cast: Richard Madden (GoT), Kumail Nanjiani, Salma Hayek, and Angelina Jolie) MCU TV: WHAT IF…? (animated, VAs are all the MCU actors) (Summer 2021) Loki WandaVision (leads into Dr. Strange 2) Falcon and the Winter Soldier Marvel Comics: X-men: House of X   Hickman, Larraz Marvel #1000 The the origins of a multitude of Marvel characters like:  Apocalypse (Hickman, Dustin Weaver)  Loki (Kieron Gillen, Doug Braithwaite) The Thing (Saladin Ahmed, Steve Rude)  Black Panther (Christopher Priest, Brien Stelfreeze)  Thanos, the Mad Titan (Ryan North, James Warren)

1hr

9 Aug 2019

Rank #8

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Episode 166: Problematic Faves and Pullbox!

The Episode Where We Talk About What We’re Reading   MANU Quick question: Revisiting our problematic character faves! Marty Matt motherfucking Murdock John Constantine Tim She-Hulk White Queen/Emma Pullbox Marty White Trees Aditya Bidikar Sera and the Royal Stars Pretty Deadly Wolverine and X-Men Jason Aaron (2011–14) Regular artists Chris Bachalo (2011–12) Nick Bradshaw (2011–14) Mahmud Asrar (2014) Pepe Larraz Tim Avengers: No Road Home (Conan!) Spider-Man: Life Story Meet the Skrulls

53mins

10 Oct 2019

Rank #9

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Episode 168: The Joker Movie with Steven Barnes

Part 2 of our Joker interviews!  In this episode Producer Tim speaks to life coach, martial artist, and noted sci-fi author Steven Barnes about Joke! They covered the psychological depths of Joker and the incel connection, color theory and how DC can stand a chance against Marvel by producing movies like Joker.   If you want to learn more about Steven’s life coaching, he can be reached at http://stevenbarneslife.com/

38mins

23 Oct 2019

Rank #10

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Episode 177: Book Club - Bone!

Whence We Speak Of All The Bone Cousins Book Club: Bone Part 1 “Out of Boneville” Welcome to our next Book Club, where we break down specific books and do a bit of a deeper dive into them.  Tonight we’ll be talking about the first volume of Jeff Smith’s epic story “Bone”, titled “Out of Boneville”.  I’m guessing Jeff went through a breakup before he titled this one. Overview Genre Art Style Writing style Basic plot intro Characters Fone Bone Smiley Bone Phoney Bone Thorn Gramma Ben The Red Dragon Minor characters (Ted, Lucius, the rat creatures) Favorites and Highlights Marty Nick Red Dragon Gramma The weirdly archaic language Tim Insights - any possible insights into the book and its applicability in the real world? Marty Nick The 3 types of M Tim The Innkeeper (Lucius)  CBLDF CBLDF Print Rat Creature

50mins

12 Dec 2019

Rank #11

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Episode 171: Pullbox edition!

This episode was recorded during our All Ages Show, and it features Marty and Tim delving into new Dawn Of X-men and HBO's Watchmen!   Tim Amazing Spider-Man Annual #15 W: Mark Gruenwald, A: Bob Layton Marty Watchmen Maraurders #1 W: Gerry Duggan, A: Matteo Lolli, A: Federic Blee

33mins

13 Nov 2019

Rank #12

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Episode 144: Black Creators

Today on All Comics Considered we’re going to do a Pullbox consisting of works by black creators!   PullBox Marty - Naomi and Bitter Root and LaGuardia Nick - Some thoughts on ethno-futurism - Spec-lit that imagines worlds that exist by different cultural values - what we think of as science-fiction is really just western-futurism - it celebrates and promotes western ideas, and often western(white) people Roots - Archetypes, Story Archetype modes Iconography - Representation, different symbol set Pallette - cultural expressions of color Hannah - “Power & Magic - The Queer Witch Comics Anthology”

56mins

7 Mar 2019

Rank #13

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Episode 170: Where Tim Asks Us Questions About the Joker Movie

Today We Talk About Horror in Comics Hello and welcome to All Comics Considered, the comic book podcast with a heart of gold.  Tonight, your hosts Marty, Nick, and Tim discuss the Joker  Movie and why TWO of the hosts aren't watching it... Patron Shout Out Dana!  Joker Tim's Solo Interviews Part 1: Steven Barnes  Part 2: Somer Suter  Tim's question to Marty and Nick Why aren’t you going to see it?

26mins

2 Nov 2019

Rank #14

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Episode 174: Pullbox with Kat and Tim

This week, we've got a pillbox with Tim and Kat! This is from our X-men and romance recording sessions. So after you load up on carbs, tryptophan and family conversations, curl up with one of our recommendations!   ACC-tion Hero Shout Out! Lauren Roy Pulls  Tim Amazing Spider-Man Annual #15 W: Dennis O'Neill, A: Frank Miller, Inker: Klaus Jansen   Marty Excalibur  W: Tini Howard, A: Marcus To  Valkyrie  W: Jason Aaron, Al Ewing, A: C Cafu Kat X-Force  W: Benjamin Percy  P:Joshua Cassara New Mutants  W: Ed Brisson Jonathan Hickman A: Rod Reis Lois Lane  W: Greg Rucka, A: Mike Perkins

19mins

28 Nov 2019

Rank #15

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Episode 167: The Joker Movie with Somer Suter

The Episode Where I get to speak to Somer and Steve about Joker Your guests are: Steven Barnes Somer Suter   Joker Todd Phillips steps away from the dick and fart jokes, to try his hand at a serious movie, and the result was Joker. I had the feeling that this was going to be DC’s first breakout movie in the modern era, and wanted to talk to a couple of friends who saw the movie. In this episode, Producer Tim and Somer Suter talk for about an hour about Joker. What worked, what messages were being delivered, what didn’t work, and why, despite Somer’s disappointment, this was a good movie.

54mins

23 Oct 2019

Rank #16

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Episode 158: 158: So bad! So good?

This week, Marty, Nick, and Tim come to discuss some comic properties that are so bad they're good and a quick pullbox featuring Saga, Winter Soldier, and the Marvel Knights 20th Anniversary mini-series -- oh, and a huge plug for Doom Patrol.   And now, let's turn the page! So Bad! So good? Tim: Wolverine: The Best There Is Marty: Guardians of the Galaxy/M&Ms  Nick: Superfriends, Mystery Men  Pullbox: Nick: Sad-ga Marty:  Marvel Knights 20th anniversary Tim: Winter Soldier #1, 2 - writer: Kyle Higgins, artist: Rod Reis who has a real Phil Noto vibe.

41mins

26 Jul 2019

Rank #17

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Episode 142: Milestone and Shuri

Today on All Comics Considered, to kick of Black History Month, Marty and Tim discuss the state of the late great Dwayne McDuffie’s Milestone/EarthM and the Shuri Series! Let’s turn the page! Milestone and EarthM What was Milestone Static Shock Currently Milestone Media Variety Article ResetEra Timeline It’s been over 3 years since the Milestone relaunch was first announced and at this point we don’t have any idea if it’s happening or not. Timeline by Lojo January 2015: Reggie Hudlin, Denys Cowan, and Derek Dingle announce the return of Milestone under the name Milestone Media 2.0. July 2015: DC announces partnership with Milestone 2.0, relaunching the Dakotaverse under the name Earth M. 2015-2017: We hear nothing about the relaunch, but an occasional it’s still happening. May-June 2017: Michael Davis, an original co-founder of Milestone, writes two articles about how he was left out of the reboot and why he thinks Milestone 2.0 is going to fail. August2017: We learn the reason that the relaunch hasn’t happened is a lawsuit between the Dwayne Mcduffie estate and Milestone 2.0. The lawsuit claims Milestone 2.0 hadn’t included McDuffie’s shares in the new company and that his estate had been excluded from all plans for the relaunch. October 2017: DC and Milestone announce that Earth M will launch in Spring 2018. 2018: Earth M does not launch in Spring. We later hear that it was moved to October and again nothing happens with little information given. The last we heard Bendis wanted to use Static in Young Justice, but was denied permission from Milestone. Shuri! Writer: Nnendi Okorafor TED Talk:  https://youtu.be/Mt0PiXLvYlU Artist: Leonardo Romero Colorist:Jordie Bellaire

30mins

21 Feb 2019

Rank #18

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Episode 161: Batman as a Lifestyle

This week on ACC, Marty, Tim, and Nick gather around their microphones to discuss "DC as a Lifestyle Brand" and what ATT/Time Warner are doing with DC comics. Folks, it's a bit worrisome  In the second half of the show, we talk about the history of the MCU on Netflix and what the future of the MCU on Disney+ may bring. More specifically, we go into great detail about what did, and did not, work with Netflix.   As you may have guessed, Marty talks about Daredevil. At least this time, its within the context of the Netflix shows.

46mins

15 Aug 2019

Rank #19

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Episode 164: Banned Comics

In this episode, Marty, Nick, and Tim talk about Banned Comics! Patron Shout Out Christi Rigby! What does it mean to ban a book? Being removed from schools and libraries Usually happens based on a single challenge Most bans fail Most bans are based around puritanism What is the CBLDF  CBLDF Banned Books Bone  Persepolis  Sandman  Fun Home  Blankets  Spider-Man

50mins

21 Sep 2019

Rank #20