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Cinematic Universe

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The podcast that makes sense of the comics behind the movies. Host Joe Cunningham is joined by comics experts Seb Patrick and James Hunt to review a different movie or TV show each episode, filling in background for long-time fans and newcomers alike. We also cover the latest comic book movie and TV news, with guest experts joining us on a regular basis.

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The podcast that makes sense of the comics behind the movies. Host Joe Cunningham is joined by comics experts Seb Patrick and James Hunt to review a different movie or TV show each episode, filling in background for long-time fans and newcomers alike. We also cover the latest comic book movie and TV news, with guest experts joining us on a regular basis.

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Cinematic Universe

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The podcast that makes sense of the comics behind the movies. Host Joe Cunningham is joined by comics experts Seb Patrick and James Hunt to review a different movie or TV show each episode, filling in background for long-time fans and newcomers alike. We also cover the latest comic book movie and TV news, with guest experts joining us on a regular basis.

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Rank #1: Bonus Episode: February 2019 News Special

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It was Superbowl Sunday this week, which traditionally means an influx of absolutely massive movie trailer news. Or, at least it does in theory - in reality, it can end up being a bit like the movie equivalent of Transfer Deadline Day. Either way, and because we needed to catch up with some outstanding news matters anyway, Seb and James have roped in Den of Geek news editor Kirsten Howard to run through the latest Avengers: Endgame and Captain Marvel spots, that Birds of Prey teaser, an old Keanu Reeves story getting reported as new, Y: The Last Man going to series, James Gunn moving away from Superman and towards The Suicide Squad, and plenty more besides. Well, some more besides, anyway.

Feb 06 2019
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Rank #2: Minisode 89.5: The Velvet Underground of Superhero Movies

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It's our first news roundup of 2019, so of course it's come out nearly a week late after we spent several days unable between us to edit it. But listen on for our takes on Black Panther's Oscars nomination, Katherine Langford's new hairdo, the possible presence of Genis-Vell in Captain Marvel, the latest Morbius developments, James Wan lining up Aquaman 2 and various other bits of DC future, the Flarrowverse doing Crisis, and trailers for The Boys and The Umbrella Academy. And! We'll actually be back before our next main episode with another news special, rounding up last week's developments as well as anything that might get shown during the Superbowl tomorrow...

Feb 02 2019
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Rank #3: Episode 89: Supergirl (1984)

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We're kicking off our fifth year with a jam-packed episode, and the film that might just have marked the creation of the first ever cinematic universe: Jeanott Szwarc's 1984 version of Supergirl! Plus, we catch up on some of the latest news, including a dive into the Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer, and Seb getting to have a big old rant about Stargirl's choice of Starman. All of this, and you get to learn the fate of the Pitch segment!

Jan 21 2019
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Rank #4: Awards Special: The Cuppies 2018 (Part Two)

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Sure, we're a week into 2019, but there's still time to keep looking back at 2018, right? Well, there'd better be, as here we are one week later with PART TWO of our epic end-of-year awards special. So listen on to find out our all-important remaining picks, including Best Film, new Hall of Fame entrants, AND news on how you, yes YOU, can have your say on one of the major awards!

Jan 07 2019
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Rank #5: Awards Special: The Cuppies 2018 (Part One)

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It's been a heck of a year for great new comic book movies, which might explain why we balanced it out by covering so many old bad ones, too. Join us for our annual awards bash as we hand out gongs for our favourites (and less-than-favourites) of everything we've covered in the last year. And don't forget, this is only part one - we'll be along with the second half to round everything else up in a few days' time!

Dec 31 2018
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Rank #6: Episode 88: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

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In all the plot twists of 2018, an animated Miles Morales movie sneaking in at the death to arguably be not only the superhero film of the year, but also possibly the best Spider-Man film ever, is something to behold. But even bigger than that is that James liked it. Join us as we take a deep dive into this immensely enjoyable insta-masterpiece - with a spoiler-free section at the beginning for those of you who somehow haven't seen it yet (but seriously... see it).

Dec 17 2018
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Rank #7: Minisode 87.5: The One Where They Talk About The Avengers: Endgame Trailer

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So yeah, the Avengers trailer (and title) dropped, and naturally we were able to spend a good half an hour talking about it. But, we had already just before that recorded our long-awaited catchup on all the news that's happened over the last couple of weeks before that - and because we're mean, we're making you sit through that before we get on to all the Endgame talk. Enjoy!

Dec 08 2018
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Rank #8: Episode 87: The Rocketeer (1991)

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It's another one of those "comic book movies that most people didn't know were comic book movies" that the 1990s were so fond of! But how does The Rocketeer hold up nowadays when both the film itself and its source material were already so deliberately throwback? Does it contain the seeds of greatness that would lead to Captain America: The First Avenger? Joe and Seb are joined by a man who has had the film's poster as his Twitter avatar for years and years, so Matthew Turner definitely won't be biased at all... right?

Nov 30 2018
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Rank #9: Minisode 85.5: At Least Iron Fist Has Gone

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There's been an awful lot of news since the last time we had a chance to talk about anyway, and we've been a bit slack in keeping up with it. So here's the first part of our attempt to catch up: a minisode in which Joe and James talk about some of the outstanding news items, before Joe and Seb talk about a bunch more of it on our next main episode.

Oct 24 2018
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Rank #10: Episode 85: Venom (2018)

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Joe and James are joined by special guest Amon Warmann to discuss the Sony Spider-Man symbiote spinoff that someone, somewhere, seemingly solicited:: Venom! Does it manage to be a worthy addition to the Spidey canon (not to mention the Tom Hardy canon), or does it live up to its own tagline of "The World Has Enough Super-Heroes"? Find out! As per usual for a new release episode, there's no news section beforehand - just some non-spoilery opinions followed by a launch straight into the spoiler section.

Oct 09 2018
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