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Live from the Blue Box Cafe! Jon and Steven join the SMG Podcast Marathon to talk marathons. Is it worth doing what you love long enough to not like it anymore? Does binge watching create non-stop marathons? Is watching the same movie over and over again a marathon? And how embarrassing is it to […]
The first new episode of “Star Trek” in 12 years has premiered! But is it worth the subscription? Jon and Bill Monroe discuss the new approach to the series, the tone shift in putting plot before character, and is it really “Star Trek” without the social commentary? Plus, “Gotham” gives up.
Harley Quinn turns 25 and has taken over “Batman Day”! Jon and Steven discuss her 90’s origin, how the Arkham video games and the “Suicide Squad” movie altered her and whether her explosive popularity eclipses Batman. Plus, Rob Reiner is a national treasure.
The creator of Wolverine and Swamp Thing has passed. Jon and Steven discuss Len’s long and varied career, from runs on Thor, Justice League, Spider-Man and Batman to episodes of Batman:the Animated Series to his editorial stints running Watchmen and all of Marvel. Plus, how the model of publishing has changed since Len’s heyday […]
It’s a milestone for Bruce Timm’s groundbreaking show! Jon, Steven and David Redfield discuss their first reactions to the show in 1992, how it adapted into six more series and how much credit Paul Dini deserves. Also, the connections between the FOX show and “Batman Returns”!
“Defenders” on Netflix! “The Tick” on Amazon! “Batman Harley Quinn” on iTunes! And all of it disappointing! Jon and Steven cover a major turning point in comic media and how it’s so hard to top its predecessors. Plus, we’re all caught up on “Rick and Morty”!
Jack Kirby turns 100! Jon and Steven discuss Jack’s impact on comics to the present day, how responsible he was for his creations with Stan Lee and how to get past all those ugly faces. Plus, he hates Nazis.
Bill Monroe is back and so is most of his left side! Bill returns for a discussion on how the stroke he suffered in June changed the way he learns, how the brain communicates with the rest of the body and how we are abandoning drives for a blind faith in the cloud. Plus, […]
In a shared universe world, do sequels even matter? Neal Fischer joins Jon and Steven to talk the best and worst follow ups in movie history, why comedy sequels never work and his two new movie related podcasts. Also, do fan films count?
What begins as a discussion on the peak Arnold Schwarzenegger franchises expands to cover almost everything of the era. Jon and Steven talk the longevity of the Simpsons, the Rambo animated series and the Swamp Thing theme song. Plus, the importance of a good inker.