Caffeinated Comics Blog
The most surprising movie of the year is out! Jon and Steven welcome Seth Wilkins for a SPOILER filled discussion on the latest Marvel animated film. Did the lower expectations lead to a more satisfying experience? How does Marvel balance multiculturalism and copies of their own well-known characters? Why is the Lego Batman movie […]
The “Avengers: Endgame” trailer hits right on the heels of the new “Captain Marvel” trailer! And the new “Spider-Man:Far From Home” trailer (kinda). Jon and Steven discuss whether tone is more important than plot, why Captain Marvel is Green Lantern and why they never want to see a comics adaptation again. Plus, Jon sees […]
On the heels of the cancellations of “Iron Fist” and “Luke Cage” “Daredevil” goes dark. Jon and Steven discuss what it means for Disney’s streaming app, whether the characters will be rebooted and if Jessica Jones and Punisher are long for this world. Plus, “Into the Spider-Verse” is the best superhero movie of 2018?
With the price of monthly comics climbing up to $5.00 a piece, $150 hardcovers are thriving. Jon and Steven discuss what material deserves this treatment, how multiple options per month can harm both your budget and your bookshelf and how it’s impossible to ever have a complete comic book collection.
The single most important person to the history of comics has passed away at the age of 95. Elliott Serrano joins Jon and Steven to relate his experience meeting Stan at C2E2, how Lee created an icon for himself to change public opinion of the medium and how much credit he truly deserves.
A slow news week has Jon and Steven focused on the hundreds of Marvel figures Hasbro plans to release over the next few months. They discuss how the line has survived 17 years and two companies, the evolution from the dominant 90’s X-men toys and how 6 inch highly poseable superhero figures changed Star […]
We’re short and live! Jon and Steven perform a live podcast during the SMG Podcast Marathon at the Blue Box Cafe to discuss how introverts get together, Steven’s self assessment as a broadcaster and why dumb thugs in Spider-Man PS4 are tougher than a guy with super powers. The coffees were barista made and […]
It’s Halloween! Jon and Steven discuss how 80’s slashers relied on latex and goo, how Universal Studios created horror icons that became as ubiquitous as superheroes and how the Walking Dead ate up all the good zombie ideas. Plus, horror comedies, the genius of Jeffrey Coombs and the lost “Anchorman” movie!
The streaming giant that green-lights everything now takes away two Marvel series! Jon, Steven and Lisa Brown discuss how the cancellations of “Iron Fist” and “Luke Cage” could impact the new thirds season of Daredevil, what it might mean for Disney’s upcoming streaming service and why “Orange is the New Black” matters. Plus, Lisa […]
The author of “Untamed: The Psychology of Marvel’s Wolverine” is here! Jon and Dr. Flores discuss how to create a psychological profile for a fictional character shaped by many authors, how childhood trauma played a fundamental role in Logan’s development even though the story was revealed forty years later and how the X-Man’s capacity […]