Caffeinated Comics Podcast
Jon gives a guest lecture! Wally Podrazik invites Jon to speak to his media class on advertising, comics and podcasting. From the right microphones to when you’ll see Deadpool in the MCU, Jon talks to Bhavini Nayi, Mark Plese,Michelle Campos
Tony Mazzarri and Jaelyn Vickers before they start their own careers in media.
It’s all been building to this. Jon and Steven have a MASSIVE SPOILER discussion with Lisa Brown and Tina Canfield about the 19th Marvel Studios film. Is Thanos the best MCU villain? Are a decade of storylines finally paid off? What about that ending? And how important will next year’s Avengers 4 be to […]
The oldest comic book ever just got older! Jon and Steven discuss the legacy of the first superhero comic, whether there are classic stories in it, what impact Superman has had on the comic book industry and why series renumber themselves. Plus, a “Smallville” actress is arrested for running a sex cult. Because 2018.
After three years, Dan Slott brings back Marvel’s first family! Jon and Steven discuss the role Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’ original creation plays in the Marvel Universe, what impact they might have on the movies when the Fox/Disney deal goes through and why Doctor Doom is the center of the Marvel Universe. Plus, […]
Steven stops by the studio in between visits to McCormick Place to talk the biggest Chicago convention of 2018! What happens at the privately guarded retailer summit? How do Dan DiDio and C.B. Cebulski connect with retailers? Why has there never been a national chain of comic book stores? Plus, who’s responsible for the […]
Did we get the whole truth? Lauren Faits rejoins us to close the 25 year saga. How does this comeback measure against “Roseanne” and “Star Trek: Discovery”? And, what’s more important, nostalgia or a satisfying conclusion?
Two major Marvel trailers are out! Jon and Steven discuss the expanded budget of a sequel for a movie intended to be a cult hit, the balance of spoilers vs the excitement of new footage and how Jonathan Hickman may have influenced the biggest superhero movie off all time.
The last of the big toy chains is gone. Mike Caplan, owner of Mr. Wayne’s Pop Culture Collectibles and Steven share insights of how the loss of the anchor store affects small businesses. Jon tells stories of how growing up changed his relationship with the franchise and all three compare Geoffrey’s demise with the […]
Jon’s out to sea! Bill Monroe takes Jon for his first geek cruise to Mexico and they record several check-in podcasts in between events. Panels! Performances! Karaoke! Tequila! Plus, what it’s like to live in the grey area between convention and summer camp and how to be neighborly to Will Wheaton, Maria Bamford, Matt […]
Steven published a graphic novel! He and Dani Romero tell Jon about the nine-year process creating the hardcover, his influences shining through his work, how Kickstarter made a difference and the freedom of drawing in a “cover band”.