Episode

Armageddon It!

It’s the End Of The World as we know it! Audiences have a longstanding love affair with Post-Apocalyptic themes and scenarios. Depictions of Armageddon and the aftermath have been famously explored on screens big & small in Planet Of The Apes, Walking Dead and recently, A Quiet Place. Rob examines the comic book explorations, expansions and exploitations of popular apocalyptic worlds!

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Drawn to Spider-Man!

Marvel’s famous Wall-Crawler has had no shortage of amazing artists depict his legendary adventures! Todd McFarlane! Steve Ditko! John Romita Sr! Erik Larsen! Gil Kane! Who defines your Spider Man? Who is your favorite Spidey illustrator? Rob breaks down the distinct influence of each artist and provides his top 5 Spider Man artists of all time!

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It’s Not You, It’s Batman

Working on legendary and storied franchises provides career opportunities like no other. None bigger than Batman. How long do you stay, when do you parlay the exposure into the next big thing? Rob looks at the art, practice and negotiation of the Signal Boost!

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The Greatest Batman Story You’ve Never Heard Of!

Rob examines a grueling Batman Tale from the not too distant past that offers a brutal glimpse of another future Gotham struggling without a Batman! From The Pope Of Comic Books himself, Paul Pope, a Bat-Masterpiece!! Also – The Eternals! Fast & Furious 9! Mission Impossible! Star Wars! The Age Of Heroes! Literally, the age of our current & future franchises given careful scrutiny! What comes next?

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Wheres The Beef? The Rivalries That Made Us!

Demonslayer! Princess Mononoke! Avatar! Avengers:Endgame! Star Wars! James Cameron! George Lucas! John Byrne! Dave Cockrum! Movies, Anime and Comic Books have long been defined by rivalries that push all involved. Huge talents powering themselves towards the top! Rob looks at some of the best, most memorable rivalries across pop and comic books!

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Across The Universes!

Two Sprawling Heroic Universes, every character presented with tremendous detail, listed alphabetically from A to Z. The story of two competing Universe Handbooks, how they were crafted, produced and sold. The talents that created them and more importantly, the superstars who were left behind. Rob compares and contrasts the brand new omnibus collections of The Marvel Universe Handbook and DC’s Who’s Who series.

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Weapons Of Mass Construction!

Wolverine’s Claws! Thor’s hammer! Cap’s Shield! King Kong’s Axe Blade! G.I. Joe-Real American Hero! Weapon’s are a staple of myth and lore, from Star Wars to X-Men, they literally make and define the hero, transforming entire franchises! Rob covers the gear that is near and dear to us all!

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Swords & Sorcery! Barbarians At The Gates!

20 years ago the Lord Of The Rings trilogy blew the doors off the fantasy genre, opening the doors for Game Of Thrones and all that followed. Some 50 years back Marvel Comics paved the way for the birth of the Modern Fantasy movement by securing the rights to a pulp fantasy character that became the face of a franchise, inspiring a surge of sword & sorcery warriors from all publishers!

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The Nostalgia Imperative!

NOSTALGIA! What is it? Why is it? Is your love of that great comic book run because you experienced it as a child or because it was executed at the top of its craft? What about that movie? That cartoon? Those toys? Rob examines what is and is not nostalgia across multiple genres!

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Kung Fu Fighting!

Martial Arts exploded throughout the culture in the 70’s, igniting a wave of comics, movies and tv shows that inspired a generation of fans! Marvel & DC Comics were quick to capitalize on this craze launching a flurry of new titles reflecting the popular Kung Fu dynamic! Bruce Lee! Shang Chi! Iron Fist! Karate Kid! Richard Dragon! The origins of these comics and their lasting influence & staying power is dissected. Plus, a surprise interview!

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