Caffeinated Comics Podcast

Caffeinated Comics – Top Men: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

“Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” is finally out and it seems to be paying the price for its predecessor. Jon, Elliott, Dave and Tom welcome back Lucasfilm PR man John Singh to describe the feeling at Skywalker Ranch in 2008, whether the atmosphere around the premiere of “Indiana […]

Caffeinated Comics – Justin Berger and Jamie Benning

Think you know everything about “Star Wars”? Justin Berger and Jamie Benning spent years researching every day of production for their new book “Return of the Jedi: An Authorized Timeline”. Jon talks to Justin and Jamie about finding new stories in a well-researched property, how George Lucas took a step […]

Caffeinated Comics – Remembering John Romita

A seminal Marvel artist has passed away at the age of 93. Jon and Steven discuss how Jazzy John’s Spider-Man was the only Spider-Man for an entire generation, why “Daredevil” was secretly an audition, and how his soap opera background completed Peter Parker’s world in a way even Steve Ditko […]

Caffeinated Comics – Renfield Sucks

Howie Weingarten loves a good vampire movie. That’s why he hated Nicolas Cage playing Dracula. Jon and Howie discuss what makes a great vampire, why we still talk about Bela Lugosi and Christopher Lee and why budget doesn’t matter. Plus, sneaking magazines in class, big hair porn and reviewing movies alone. […]

Caffeinated Comics – Why Shows End

So many streaming shows dropped their final episodes this week. Jon and Elliott discuss whether a good ending is worth fewer episodes. Was “Barry” the greatest finale since “Breaking Bad”? Was “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” this decade’s “Mad Men”? And can any ending beat “Picard”? Plus, seeing and missing multiple […]

Caffeinated Comics – Top Men: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

It’s the third Indiana Jones movie, but is it the last Indiana Jones movie? Jon, Elliott, Dave and Tom discuss whether the Indy franchise was designed as a trilogy and if ignoring “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” means ignoring “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny”. […]

Caffeinated Comics – Remembering Bill Monroe

Bill Monroe was the host of “the Strokecast”, a seasoned public speaker and a frequent guest of the show. He was also Jon’s best friend. Jon tells the story of how he and Bill met in the 1980s, the adventures they had from Seattle to Las Vegas to the Dominican […]

Caffeinated Comics – Remembering Ron Zabrocki

Noted NY session guitarist, producer and lifelong friend of the podcast Ron Zabrocki passed away this week so we’re representing his 2013 appearance. Ron tells stories of coming up in the 70s, how digital changed his sound and what he really thinks about the Beatles, all in his own inimitable, […]

Caffeinated Comics – How Was Your COVID?

Jon was on his way to see “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3” when Howie Weingarten showed up from NY on the heels of the World Health Organization ending the COVID-19 global health emergency. They discuss the early days of lockdown, the good and bad ways their lives were changed forever […]

Caffeinated Comics – MCU ReVU: Avengers Endgame

It’s all come down to this. Jon, Elliott, Dave, Tom and Steven Brown cover the largest superhero movie ever made.Was it a 3 hour movie or 3 1 hour movies? How did Lord of the Rings inform the structure? And did creating a perfect ending harm all the Marvel projects […]

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