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Oct 10, 2019
The Episode Where We Talk About What Were Reading
 
Quick question: Revisiting our problematic character faves!

Marty

  • Matt motherfucking Murdock
  • John Constantine

Tim

  • She-Hulk
  • White Queen/Emma

Pullbox

Marty
Regular artists

Tim

Oct 2, 2019

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

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
  • 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

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

 

Sep 21, 2019

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 

Banned Books

Sep 7, 2019
Episode 163: MERCH

Tonight we’ll talk about the where the real money is: merchandizing!  Also, Tim gets sneak attack damage on Marty and Nick!  Let’s turn the first page.

Your hosts today are:
Marty

Tim

Nick

Merch

  • Favorite piece of merch?
  • Something you bought that you shouldn’t have?
  • Something you’ve gotten rid of?

Examples of good merch

Video games:

  • Spider-man (PS4)
  • Spider-man: Shattered Dimensions
  • Arkham Series
  • DC Universe Online
  • MPQ 

Other Cool Merch

Tim's Shirt!

Tim's Cap Shield!

Manzinger Z! 

Sep 2, 2019
For our August Bookclub edition, well 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:

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!
Aug 15, 2019

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.

Aug 9, 2019
 

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)
Aug 9, 2019

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:

Seeds: Are they really the worst promotional gimmick?

Jul 26, 2019

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?

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.

Jul 19, 2019
Hey there ACCtion heroes! Did you think we went on summer break without telling you? I, on behalf of the whole ACC crew, am so sorry we have been off for a few weeks. But we are back with at least two episodes ready to go!
 
In this week's episode, Tim and his lovely bride came to visit Chicago wherein pizza was tasted, ice cream was compared to Italian ice, coffee was consumed, and adventures were had. We also saw a little movie we like to call Nightmonkey Takes Europe, but what most of the critics are calling Spider-Man: Far From Home.
 
I think we also talked about Hulk, Green Lantern, and Chip's Daredevil run, but we didn't get all of that on tape.
Jun 26, 2019

Today on All Comics Considered we’re celebrating pride! We’re going to focus on three books featuring some of our LGBTQIA superstars!  

Pride-box!

Jun 13, 2019
Today on All Comics Considered Marty and Tim do a deep dive on silver age villains who got updated to the modern age through tragedy and trauma. Plus, updates on Project Superkid, Bookclub, and a pull box! Let’s turn the first page.ge.

Superkid! Update: Girls Camp!

Bookclub Reminder:

-Poll coming out !

C-List Upgrades by Tragic Backstory

Tim:

Marty:

Kite Man (Hell yeah)

 

Shocker

Artists: Pulido, Wemberly
 

Tim

Absorbing Man as Red Dog

Pullbox

Jun 7, 2019

Today is the inaugural episode of our very first All Comics Considered Book Club! We’ll be covering issues 1 through 6 of John Cassidy's,  Warren Ellis’ , and Laura Martin’s Planetary, published by  Wildstorm/DC. 

Brief Summary

  1. What is Planetary about?
  2. Who are the main characters? 

Book Club Questions

  1. What other books by this author have you read? 
  2. How did they compare to this book? 
  3. What did you like best about this book?
  4. What did you like least about this book?
  5. What do you think Ellis’s purpose was in writing this book? What ideas was he trying to get across?

Misc

  • Art - what did we think of the art in the book?
  • Homages/references - Planetary is a book about the superhero genre itself - what references and homages have we spotted?
  • Book out of time - Yeltsin was still the Russian president when this book came out.  
Jun 6, 2019

Hey there ACC-tion heroes! This week, Marty and Nick do a quick pullbox episode. Nick does a review of the first episode of the new DC Universe TV Show Doom Patrol, and Marty discusses G Willow Wilson's run on Wonder Woman! So let's turn the page and talk about comics!

 

Doom Patrol

Wonder Woman

May 30, 2019
Just before Endgame leaves the box office, we're here to finish our in-depth review! This week, we talk about our supporting cast, who was left behind, who got dusted and things we shouldn't think too hard about (for now...)
 

PART TWO

  • Supporting Cast
  • Good use of screentime
  • Who got short-changed? Goose the Flerkin, Vision???

Overall High Points

  • What made you gasp?
  • What made you cry?
  • What made you laugh?
  • Any Misses?
  • Anything you didn’t care for?
  • Any bad stereotyping?

We’re Not Gonna Think About It Too Hard:

  • Steve’s time travel ending shouldn’t work
  • Steve may have made out with his niece
  • Thanos breaks the whole timeline by coming forward in time
  • The Ancient One specifically explains that there are no multiple realities because of the infinity stones.  This makes time travel make no sense
  • Cassie grows up 10 years in five
  • Did all of Peter Parker’s friends get dusted?
Kirby Scores!
 
Thanks to Steve Jacoby for editing, even though HE HADN'T SEEN THE MOVIE!

 

May 23, 2019

Welcome to All Comics Considered, the comic book podcast with a heart.  Our hosts are:

  • Marty
  • Nick
  • Tim

And Today on All Comics Considered we’re going to take a tour to the land of the tin foil hats and share our favorite conspiracy theories.  Also, we’ll let you know how Project Superkid went this year.  Let’s turn the first page.

Superkid! Update:

 We raised $600, we got vol1 and vol2 of Miles Morales: Spider-Man in the hands of 20 young men. Next up is the Girls Camp.

Bookclub Reminder:

Join our Patreon and not only get a vote on what we will read, but suggest titles!

 

Conspiracies

  • Nick 
    • Powers
    • Arrow
  • Tim: 
    • Marvel - The Franklin Timeslide, 
    • Spidey’s backward danger sense
    • Beyonders
    • DC: The Robin Weapon
  • Marty: 
    • MCU: A world without the FF
    • Marvel is trying to kill the x-men...until Marvel got the rights back

Tim: 

Immortal Hulk #8: 

Marty: 

One Fall: 

Invisible kingdom:  

 
May 9, 2019
Today on All Comics Considered we’re going to get all liquored up on Endgame!  Our 151st episode is going to be all Endgame, all the time, so if you haven’t seen it yet, ACCtion Heroes, press pause and hit the movie theatre.  Let’s turn the page!
Part One: Character by Character Breakdown
  1. Brief overview of arc
  2. High points
  3. How it ties everything together
This episode focuses predominately on the original Avengers (and let's be fair: Tony and Steve.) Episode 151a will do a deeper dive on the end of the Avengers Saga.
 
A quick note: Patron's are going to get episode 151a a lot sooner than other ACC-tion heroes! So join our Patreon today!
May 9, 2019

When Tim and Hannah go to the movies--Endgame--without out us, Nick and Marty express their feelings by making up a hot mess of a "leaked" preview of Spider-Man: Far From Home.

 

Featuring: Bad Ideas! Attempts at Riverdale explanations! Jokes! Marty and Nick riffing off of each other!  

May 8, 2019

Today on All Comics Considered we have a special guest - an old friend of Marty and Nick, Theresa Griffin of Industrial Athena Cosplay.  We’ll be chatting with her today a bit about her experiences as a cosplayer, and getting her fashion opinions on the Avenger’s Endgame costumes.

Support Project Superkid here! 

Win a SECRET PRIZE for naming our new Book Club!

Theresa Interview

  • When was your first cosplay?
  • What was your favorite cosplay? 
  • How long do you typically spend on a cosplay?
  • What have your experiences been as a cosplayer of color, online and in person at cons?
  • How long have you been in cosplay?
  • How expensive is it usually?
  • Who are your favorite cosplayers? 
  • What’s a cosplay you’ve been dying to do but haven’t yet?

Avengers: End Game trailer Costume Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcMBFSGVi1c

Apr 19, 2019

Today on All Comics Considered we talk about how to prepare for an ending, and then a little bit about our current and upcoming work, Project Superkid and the ACC Book Club!

Project Superkid!

 

Bookclub

  • Why?
  • Expectations
  • Contest! Give our Bookclub a better name!

How do we prepare for The End? 

Apr 12, 2019

This week, Marty and Hannah are your conductors on the hype train to talk about Endgame, House of X and Power of X (ten). 

House of X, Powers of X

Notes from the Marvel Panels at C2E2

X-men: Asgardian Wars 

  • Part 1 – X-Men & Alpha Flight (1st series) #1
  • Part 2 – X-Men & Alpha Flight (1st series) #2
  • Part 3 – New Mutants Special Edition #1
  • Part 4 – Uncanny X-Men Annual #9

Images from the series:

Check out Pepe Larraz's art!

 

Endgame

https://twitter.com/Ethan_Anderton/status/1110592345567883269

Apr 4, 2019

And Today on All Comics Considered we’ll talk about superheroes as a medium, and do a short Pullbox.  Let’s turn the page!

Superheroes as a Medium - What’s your favorite genre that’s also a superhero movie?

  • Nick - Buddy comedy “Captain Marvel”
  • Marty - Logan “Western-Horror”
  • Tim - Coming of Age, “Into the Spider-Verse” and probably “Shazam”.

Pull Box

Mar 28, 2019

This week, Marti -- that's the fun nickname for Marty and Tim -- discuss the latest addition to the MCU, Captain Marvel. Beware, here there be spoilers!

We break down what we liked, what could have been done better, how this relates to Carol in 616, and what the future may hold for Carol, Monica, and the Avengers. 

Mar 7, 2019
Today on All Comics Considered we’re going to do a Pullbox consisting of works by black creators!
 

PullBox

  • 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
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