In which, Andrew, Tracy, and Dude break open the ’06-07 Marvel event Civil War. We discuss who was responsible for missed deadlines and delayed releases, whether inking had something to do with the hit-or-miss artwork, and the likelihood that some characters were ventriloquists, due to the ambiguity of various speech bubbles. Tracy reveals an intense dislike of Mariam Sharpe. We also raise the question: “why won’t Punisher fight Captain America?” Noteworthy event: if you listen carefully, you will hear Dude also actually admit that Tracy was not wrong.
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This podcast will be discussing plot points of comics and movies which may be considered spoilers. Consider yourselves warned.
In which, Dude and Becky fill in for Andrew & Tracy due to unforeseen circumstances and cover the premiere of Captain America: Civil War. Dude, in a moment that surprises literally no one, hated the movie, while Becky actually liked it. They discuss awkward closeups, the implosion of Marvel’s greatest bromance, and wonder why the female superheroes do not get the same treatment as the males.
All the biggest geek news this week seems to be about upcoming movie trailers. First on the list was the new teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which was released online yesterday and was pretty much the only thing anyone talked about for several hours. As with many such things in this era of YouTube, a rash of reaction videos very quickly emerged, but none were quite so good as this mashup of the trailer juxtaposed with a scene from Interstellar in which Matthew McConaughey cries–now appearing as though the tears were in reaction to the trailer.
Can’t say that I blame him, honestly. It’s a sweet trailer. Continue reading