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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.





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





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!
Oct 31, 2019

Patron Shout-out!


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?

If you had a good time hearing about (topic) and learned a thing or two, please rate us wherever you get your podcasts. If we’ve made a mistake and you want to let us know about it, you can email us at 

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


The Episode Where I get to speak to Somer and Steve about Joker

Your guests are:

Steven Barnes
Somer Suter


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 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!


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



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:




  • 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! 

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)
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!  


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

Superkid! Update: Girls Camp!

Bookclub Reminder:

-Poll coming out !

C-List Upgrades by Tragic Backstory



Kite Man (Hell yeah)



Artists: Pulido, Wemberly


Absorbing Man as Red Dog


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?


  • 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...)


  • 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!



  • 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


Immortal Hulk #8: 


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

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!



  • 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!



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


  • 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
Mar 5, 2019

Hey their ACC-tion heroes! Today, in addition to some house keeping about episodes and teasing future projects, I go give a Kirby Rating™ and a recommendation for Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetoo,Sunny Gho, and Clayton Cowles'DDrun which began in February of this year.

Kirby Rating: .85-.9

Recommendation: Buy it

Bonus: Marco's going to be at C2E2 WHAT?

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