Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Our first Bat Books For Beginners episode is released. Episode 127 - No Man's Land volume 4

The new creative team on Bat Books For Beginners covers No Man's Land volume 4. The explosive conclusion to this year long story arc has a lot of effects on the Bat Family and Batman Universe moving forward.


Dylan and John take over this long running podcast from Jon and Melinda who did a great job on the title. We bring our same style from Arc Reactions Podcast to the Batman Universe. Please visit thebatmanuniverse.net and check out Bat Books For Beginners as well as the other great podcasts and Batman related news they have to offer.

The direct link to the episode page:   Bat Books For Beginners Episode 127

If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions please leave them in the comments section on the episode page and we will read them in our next episode.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

ARP - 32 - Teen Titans: Judas Contract

Dylan and John discuss this classic Teen Titans tale that gives us the first appearance of Dick Grayson's Nightwing identity and costume as well as a very disruptive betrayal by one of the members of the team.


Talking Points
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Bad Things
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Beast Boy (18:32)

Terra (22:27)


Good Things
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Cyborg (29:50)

Powers augment the hero, they don't make him (32:25)

Deathstroke (34:15)


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ARP-32-JudasContract.mp3

Please join us in March for Fantastic Four - The Trial of Reed Richards.

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We would like to thank Packie Wambaugh for recording our intro and outro music for us.

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Sunday, January 4, 2015

ARP - 31 - Planet Hulk

We are back for year 3 of Arc Reactions Podcast. We start out with a large story that we have looked forward to covering since we started the podcast. This episode we visit Planet Hulk and talk about the green behemoth in one of his biggest adventures to-date.

*** A quick note *** - Dylan mentions 'Women in Refrigerators' podcast in the episode. He meant the Out of the Fridge podcast which you can find at http://outofthefridgecomics.com/.


Talking Points
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Hulk (27:01)

Hulk's entourage (1:04:30)
   
GOOD THINGS
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Silver Surfer (1:18:58)

Encyclopedia (1:23:13)
   
FINAL POINT
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The story (1:26:27)


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ARP-31-PlanetHulk.mp3

Please join us in February for Teen Titans - The Judas Contract.

We are also on Comics Podcast Network. Please go over there and check out our section as well as some of the other podcasts they host.


We would like to thank Packie Wambaugh for recording our intro and outro music for us.

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

ARP - S16 - 2 Year Review

We are celebrating our 2 years of podcasting. We decided that the last episode of the year would be a review of some of the episodes we have released over that period. Enjoy this break from our normal format and maybe check out a few of the episodes we talk about in this episode.


Talking points
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Worst comics stories

Worst films

Best Interviews

Best recordings

Best comics stories

Best films


This is our last episode of 2014. Please join us again in 2015 when we will be changing our release schedule to be monthly on the first Sunday of the month. We are going to begin with Planet Hulk.

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We are also on Comics Podcast Network. Please go over there and check out our section as well as some of the other podcasts they host.


We would like to thank Packie Wambaugh for recording our intro and outro music for us.

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Sunday, November 9, 2014

ARP - 30 - Hellboy: Wake The Devil

Dylan and John read a story from the Dark Horse staple, Hellboy. We chose the 1996 story Wake The Devil. Hellboy and the BPRD track down Giurescu and have some interesting adventures along the way. Join us as we discuss what this story did well and what things could have been done better.


Talking points
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BAD
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Confusing story (19:53)
   
GOOD
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supernatural story (31:05)

Hellboy (37:23)

OTHER
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Rasputin and the Dragon (42:36)


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ARP-30-WakeTheDevil.mp3

Join us November 23rd for our 2 year recap show where we tell you our favorite and least favorite stories and films we've covered.


We are also on Comics Podcast Network. Please go over there and check out our section as well as some of the other podcasts they host.


We would like to thank Packie Wambaugh for recording our intro and outro music for us.

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

ARP - 29 - Welcome Back, Frank

Dylan and John read the 2000 Punisher story, Welcome Back Frank and give their thoughts on this generally well liked story from Marvel comics.

Talking points
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BAD THINGS
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Lack of a strong main villain (15:31)

Portrayal of the police (19:40)

Characters are caricatures (23:37)

Poor humor (28:44)

Other Vigilantes (32:53)


GOOD THINGS
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Punisher vs Daredevil (37:36)

Joan and her interaction with Frank (43:25)


GENERAL
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Frank Castle (45:53)


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ARP-29-WelcomeBackFrank.mp3

Join us on November 9th for Hellboy: Wake the Devil from Dark Horse comics.

We are also on Comics Podcast Network. Please go over there and check out our section as well as some of the other podcasts they host.


We would like to thank Packie Wambaugh for recording our intro and outro music for us.

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

ARP-28-Chew

Dylan and John welcome Carl (owner of Tacoma Games) to discuss his favorite comic book, Chew. We chose to cover the first five issues entitled Taster's Choice. This comic is a food themed take on the police procedural detective story. Join us as we discuss the good and bad things of this unique comic.

Talking points
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Bad things
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Characterizations (23:49)


Good things
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Background humor (46:17)

Future plot points (49:11)

The World/Setting (1:02:48)


Other
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Interesting take on the detective story (1:12:10)


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ARP-28-Chew.mp3

Join us on October 26th for our next story Punisher - Welcome Back, Frank from Marvel Comics.

We are also on Comics Podcast Network. Please go over there and check out our section as well as some of the other podcasts they host.


We would like to thank Packie Wambaugh for recording our intro and outro music for us.

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We look forward to hearing form you and thanks for listening