Caffeinated Comics Podcast
It’s Crisis on Multiple Series! Jon and Steven discuss the stunt castings, the legacy of DC on television and whether interconnected continuity keeps away a new audience as it caters to existing fans. Also, quitting paper monthly comics, when hardcover graphic novels are worth it, and why it’s hard […]
Is it the greatest movie of the year or the greatest episode of “Gotham?” Jon, Steven and Kevin Ryan discuss the self-contained universe, the real-life mental illness it confronts, the debt the movie owes not only to Martin Scorcese but Heath Ledger and if there’s anyone to root for […]
Live with Art Balthazar! Jon and Steven appear at the Blue Box Cafe to discuss George Lucas’ comments on Disney’s “Star Wars” movies with Elliott Serrano. Then legendary DC cartoonist Art Balthazar gets involved and keeps everyone on stage for his podcast, A Famous Cartoonist Says Things with his […]
Batman is 80! Jon, Steven and Lisa Brown discuss where Bruce Wayne is now. Can Tom King leave lasting change on the character? Where is the line between intense and two-dimensional? Blue or black? Plus, does Batman need a secret identity?
James Gunn announces over 20 cast members of his soft reboot. Who’s coming back form the first film? Who’s coming back from Guardians of the Galaxy? Who will get killed? Plus, how much we drank before recording.
While Steven sees the most anticipated horror movie of the year, Jon stays home with “Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” on Netflix. Jon and Steven discuss the blending off Stephen King’s novel’s structure into two films, the odd SPOILERY right turn it takes in the final act, and why […]
EP138: Caffeinated Comics invades Libertyville! Jon and Steven visit The Bess Bower Dunn museum and their collection of Alex Ross originals! They discuss Ross’ detailed pencil work, early criticisms and the stuffed dolls he made of Marvel characters. Plus, how comics are pitched, the importance of collaborators and how […]
EP137: Disney makes its own SDCC! Jon and Steven wade through a deluge of announcements, from She-Hulk, Moon Knight and Ms. Marvel to Jeff Goldblum being Jeff Goldblum. Plus, Disney’s hands-off approach to the Muppets and Sony’s hands-off approach to Disney over Spider-Man
After cancelling his movie, it’s looking like Ewan McGregor is signing up for an entire Star Wars series! Jon and Steven discuss how CBS streaming “Picard” may have influenced this decision. Plus, the return of “Invader Zim” and why Jon is not on board for “The Boys”.
Yes, Frank Miller’s “Daredevil” is great. Chris Claremont’s “X-Men” set the benchmark. Stan Lee’s “Amazing Spider-Man” is required reading. But what else? Jon and Steven discuss the great runs of characters that often fly beneath the radar. Why did no one know Paul Dini was writing monthly Batman comics? […]