Caffeinated Comics Podcast
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? What did Jack Kirby do […]
When it comes to “Avengers: Endgame” there’s always more to talk about. Jon and Steven download the movie on iTunes and learn how well it fits with “Avengers: Infinity War”. They study the deleted scenes and audio commentary to learn everything they can about the most popular movie in the world. Plus, Kevin Conroy […]
Jonathan Hickman reboots the X-Men! Jon and Steven discuss plot vs. world-building, how the writer may alienate new fans, and what it will take to get Marvel’s flagship back to its peak. Plus, Rutger Hauer passes and “Batman: Hush” gets animated.
Oh, the announcements! Jon and Steven cover the phase 4 slate of MCU movies and streaming, Jonathan Hickman’s new “X-Men” run, trailers for “Picard” and the “Harley Quinn” animated series and the lack of a new “Batman” creative team. Plus all. The. Figures.
EP131: The icon turns 77! Jon and Steven discuss how the added a depth to the characters of Han Solo and Indiana Jones other action stars couldn’t match. Plus, the passing of Rip Torn, deep fakes and why there’s no limit to what Jon will send on action figures.
EP130: Marvel’s flagship character closes out the MCU Phase 3! Jon, Steven and Owen O’Riordan discuss the self-contained story, how to make Mysterio a complex and formidable character, the evolution of MJ and That. Mid. Credits. Scene. Also, was that really the black costume?
EP129: While Jon and Steven impatiently wait for “Spider-Man: Far From Home” Marvel rereleases “Avengers; Endgame” with additional footage! Is it worth another trip to the theater? Plus, why Jack Kirby kept recreating gods, comic fans still hate “Teen Titans Go” and J.J. Abrams writes Spider-Man in between Star Wars.
EP128: The Tim Burton adaptation of DC Comics flagship character turns 30! Steven, Lisa Brown and David Brown see it on the big screen for the first time at a Fathom event while Jon and Trafton Crandall recall how the film shaped the summer of ’89. Plus, how Jack Nicholson’s Joker measures up to […]
This summers’ “X-Men” and “Men in Black” movies are bombs but no one seems to care. In a world of evergreen properties and multi-media schedules, does one movie even matter anymore? How are Batman and Marvel so powerful into their 80s? Plus, Gen X makes toys great again and Steven learns that all “Spider-Man” […]