Sunday, July 20, 2014

ARP - 23 - Guardian Devil

Daredevil has a crisis of faith and a mysterious villain tries to use it against him. Will Daredevil solve the mystery and stop the villains diabolical plot? Tune in and find out. We had a such a great time recording our thoughts on this story that you get another 100-minute spectacular.

Talking Points
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BAD THINGS

Murdock's inability to talk to women (39:04)
References to past stories (44:42)
Use of Aids (47:58)

GENERAL

Mysterio (1:01:51)

GOOD THINGS

Religious subtext (1:17:06)
Daredevil (1:20:03)
Detective story (1:21:15)
Superhero relationships (1:22:40)
Ambiguity of story (1:25:38)


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Our next release will be a double release on August 3rd. We will be releasing our review of the Guardians of the Galaxy film and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - City at War.

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We have new music for our intro and credits. We would like to thank Packie Wambaugh for recording it for us.
 
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Sunday, July 6, 2014

ARP - 22 - Green Lantern: Rise of the Third Army

The Guardians are at it again. This time they have created a Third Army to destroy their own Green Lantern Corps. Can the Corps survive? How do they fight these mindless creatures designed to destroy them? A hero will need to arise. Will it be Hal Jordan, John Stewart, Simon Baz, Kyle Raynor, or someone else? Join us as we discuss this crossover story amongst the Lantern titles.

Talking points
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Guardians are rash and quick to give up on things rather than work to fix them (24:10)

Introduction of an Arab character as a hero (27:07)

Philosophical question (53:26)

B'dg (the squirrel lantern) (1:05:05)

Third Army (1:07:46)   

GL Event stories (1:10:43)

Kyle's ability to use all emotional spectrums (1:17:32)


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Our next story will be on July 20th and we will be covering Daredevil - Guardian Devil

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We have new music for our intro and credits. We would like to thank Packie Wambaugh for recording it for us.
 
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Sunday, June 22, 2014

ARP - 21 - Thor: The God Butcher

We tackle Marvel's golden-haired god, Thor in this episode. Their is something amiss in the heavens and Thor must figure it out and stop it. Gorr, the god butcher, is on a rampage and its more than one Thor can handle. Enter multiple Thors! That's right. This story has 3, count them, 3 Thors. Join us as we talk about the first Marvel Now story for this founding member of the Avengers.



Talking points
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Thor hears prayers (42:04)
   
Marvel Now first story (46:53)
   
Librarian's snark to Thor is awesome (52:30)

Gorr's philosophy (55:07)

Time Travel (1:23:28)
   
Gorr (1:27:56)

Multiple Thors (1:34:26)


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Our next episode will be Green Lantern - Rise of the Third Army on July 6th.

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 have new music for our intro and credits. We would like to thank Packie Wambaugh for recording it for us.
 
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Monday, June 16, 2014

ARP - S12 - Denver ComicCon review

 John here. I was presented with the opportunity to attend Denver ComicCon as a media outlet. Join me as I recap my time there. I have interviews with Kevin J. Anderson, Derek Fridolfs, and Ron Randle included. Also, my buddy Paul Trebilcox-Ruiz joined me on Saturday to recap his time at the convention.


I wanted to share a few pictures with you. First picture is the view from my hotel room into the city. Pretty spectacular.

My photo of Kevin J Anderson at his panel:

A couple of cosplayers dressed up as the brothers Maul:


 The Godzilla suit that will be featured in Godzilla: Heritage, a fan film that will be created here soon. I went to their panel and they are very enthusiastic for this project. The have a facebook page here,  https://www.facebook.com/GodzillaHeritage and will soon be launching a Kickstarter campaign to raise funding for their movie. I plan on donating to their campaign as they have a great plan and great people working on this project.



That was all the pictures that I took while there at the convention. If you would like to download the episode, right click and Save As


 Our next podcast will be on June 22nd and we will be covering Thor - The God Butcher.

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 have new music for our intro and credits. We would like to thank Packie Wambaugh for recording it for us.
 
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Sunday, June 8, 2014

ARP - 20 - The Star Wars

John here. As a teenager I was in love with anything Star Wars. I waited in line to get Episode I tickets in 1999 like so many others. When I heard that Dark Horse was publishing The Star Wars comic series that brings a rough draft of the original story to the page, I was waiting patiently for the story to be released. Now that the final issue is out, Dylan and I tackle this story and see what was different in this original version and what was the same. Join us as we discuss this peek into the past of a classic sci-fi franchise.





Before we go further, I'd like to point out a couple corrections i noticed when editing:

1) I forgot to mention IG-88 when talking about the bounty hunters. He was not in this story, but was on the bridge of the Executor with the other bounty hunters in Empire Strikes Back
2) I said the vote of no confidence for Chancellor Valorum was in Episode II. I looked it up and it was in Episode I.

I apologize for the mistakes. I was relying on my memory, which I guess isn't as good as I thought it was.

Talking points
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Bad Things
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Character developtment (19:30)

Teaching wookiees to be combat pilots in a short timeframe (22:43)


Good Things
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The Force was not as pronounced (25:43)

Story is very obviously an early draft (28:22)

Character Study (34:39)

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Our next podcast will be on June 16th or 17th and I will be covering my time at Denver Comic Con with a friend of mine, Paul Trebilcox-Ruiz.


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 have new music for our intro and credits. We would like to thank Packie Wambaugh for recording it for us.
 
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Sunday, May 25, 2014

ARP - S11 - Days of Future Past (film)

Arc Reactions Podcast at the movies is back. This time we munch popcorn while we watch Fox Studios' Days of Future Past adaptation. How well did they portray the comics story? Did they do a good job? Give this episode a listen and find out.

SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS!!!! Be aware that we are talking about all aspects of the film and there will be spoilers if you have not seen the film.


Talking points
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Plot (5:42)

Relation to Comic Story (26:07)

Villains (33:07)

Action (41:53)


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Arc Reactions Podcast - S11 - Days of Future Past (film).mp3

Our next podcast will be June 8th and we will be covering The Star Wars from Dark Horse comics.

We have a new intro music composed for us by Packie Wambaugh. We want to thank him for his contribution to our show.

We are also now on Comics Podcast Network. Please go over there and check out our section as well as some of the other podcasts they host.
 
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ARP - 19 - Days of Future Past (comic)

In preparation for the Fox Studios film adaptation of Days of Future Past, Dylan and John decided to cover the 2-issue story from 1981. Join us as we examine Uncanny X-men 141 and 142.

  
 Original cover created by John Byrne and Terry Austin. Modifications by Leigh Newman.

Talking points
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Bad
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Wolverine sexist? (16:36)

Sending consciousness back in time vs. sending a person back in time (23:07)
   
Alternate timeline (30:27)

Other
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Post apocolyptic stories and devolving of technology (39:45)

Good
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Fight in Washington (46:07)


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Our next podcast will be on June 8th and we will be covering The Star Wars from Dark Horse comics.


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


We have new music for our intro and credits. We would like to thank Packie Wambaugh for recording it for us.
 
Contact us with any feedback or suggestions you may have:





We look forward to hearing form you and thanks for listening.