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Dec 7, 2019
Episode 176: Pullbox with Adam (from Battle of the Atom)

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: 

Nick: 

Adam:  

Dec 4, 2019
Part 2 of Romance in Comics, featuring Marty, Nick, and Adam from BATTLE OF THE ATOM.  
 
 
Romantic Representation: From Love and Rockets to X-Men (25+)
  • Adam - The history of romance in X-men
  • Nick
  • 1963 - Prof X likes Jean
  • Kara and Jimmy - CW Supergirl
  • Marty
  • Destiny and Mystique
  • Logan and Hercules
 
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Now, If we’ve made a mistake and you want to let us know about it, you can email us at lockjaw@allcomicsconsidered.com 
Your hosts have been:
 
Adam can be found at
Nick is legally nick fury
And remember ACCtion heroes:  There is a mutant for everyone!
Nov 28, 2019
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!

Pulls 

Tim
 
Marty

 

Nov 23, 2019

With Bar Sinister and the literal layout of House of Summer, the X-titles are once again pushing the boundaries on romantic representation -- and ACC-tion heroes, we are here for it. In fact, we're here for it with two guests and a two-part show! Part one brings on our Senior X-Correspondent Kat Letho in to discuss X-men and romance in comics. In Part 2, we have Adam from Battle of the Atom joins us to discuss how the X-men have been fundamental to breaking heteronormative narratives!

 

Romantic Representation: From Love and Rockets to X-Men (25+)

  • House of Summer: X-men
  •  Kat
    • Storm and Yukio
    • Kitty and Rachel (and Illyana?)
  • Nick
    • 1963 - Prof X likes Jean
    • Kara and Jimmy - CW Supergirl
  • Marty
    • Destiny and Mystique
    • Logan and Hercules
    • Injection

 

Pullbox:

Tim

Marty

Nov 15, 2019
 
On today’s episode of All Comics Considered, we’re going to talk about comics for all ages. And the reason we’re doing this is that we really do believe in being gate openers into the world of comic books. Grim and dark books simply aren’t going to be appropriate for a younger audience and we feel that they should have something to curl up with on the couch. 
 
Marty will be talking about Superman Smashes the Klan written by Gene Luen Yang and art by Gurihiru. In a world that keeps pushing towards a right wing, hateful place, everyone needs to follow Superman’s lead here.
 
Tim picked up David Peterson’s Mouse Guard, and it is a lush fantasy novel that features enticing character development, a feast for the eyes, and elements that reminded him of the Black Cauldron series.
 

Favorite All Ages Books

Nov 13, 2019
 
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!
 
Nov 2, 2019

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

Tim's question to Marty and Nick

  • Why aren’t you going to see it?
Oct 31, 2019

Patron Shout-out!

DANA!

First 12 issues  

  • Nick’s Impressions
  • Tim’s Theory of Horror
    • Dissolution of Identity and Body Horror
  • Marty’s question: Who put this mysticism in my horror comic?
    • Kabbalah and mystical elements as it relates to the Hulk
  • Nick’s most important panels
    • How can I be like you?

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Our music and sound engineering were done by the handsome and talented Steve Jacoby. 

Thank you for listening, and please share the podcast with a friend this week!

Your hosts have been

Marty @officergleason

Tim @timconsiders

 

Oct 28, 2019
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!)
Oct 23, 2019

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/
Oct 23, 2019

 

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.
 
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

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