Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Bat Books For Beginners - 130 - Batman Evolution

Following on the heals of No Man's Land, Gotham is trying to recover and Batman has to foil a plot by R'as Al Ghul to take over the city. Join Dylan and John as they discuss R'as as well as the social policy of Gotham in the wake of No Man's Land. Did you ever think you'd be listening to a discussion on social policy and fiscal responsibility from a comics podcast? Neither did we, but we had a great time discussing it.

Dylan and John are back with another Bat Books For Beginners episode. Please visit www.thebatmanuniverse.net and check out all the Batman news, comics reviews, and podcasts they have to offer.

Direct link to the episode page: Bat Books For Beginners - Episode 130

Please leave us some feedback on the episode page and we will incorporate it into our next episode.

Arc Reactions Podcast will be back May 26th with our coverage from Denver Comiccon

Sunday, May 3, 2015

ARP - 35.1 - Age of Ultron film review

SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS!

Demetrick joins Dylan and John to discuss the events, characters, and repercussions from the latest movie from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Did we like it? Were the MCU changes from the comics done well? Give it a listen and see.


Talking points
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Dialogue - 1:35
Returning Characters - 6:12
New characters - 18:24
Infinity gems - 41:15
Action - 45:32


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Our next release will be May 26th when we will be recapping our time at Denver Comiccon.


We want to thank Packie Wambaugh for composing our intro and outro music selections.

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

ARP - 35 - Billy Loves Nibbles

Travis Bundy, the creator of Billy Loves Nibbles, joins us for an interview about his latest graphic novel. In the novel Billy, a mentally handicapped man, falls in love with a pug named Nibbles and inadvertently takes on the mob when his dog gets hit by a car. Join us as we dive into this great independent comic that you can get by visiting the Indiegogo campagin.


Talking points
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Bad things
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Questionable content (7:57)


Good things
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The Setting (9:47)

Momma (13:36)

Billy (25:29)

Helping characters (31:28)

Mob (36:35)

The story (42:18)

Art style (45:15)


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ARP-35-BillyLovesNibbles.mp3


As mentioned in the episode:

Billy Loves Nibbles Indiegogo campaign
Creator's Edge Press
Spokane Comiccon


Please check out our Age of Ultron movie review which is also releasing today.

Our next episodes will be Bat Books For Beginners - Episode 130: Batman Evolution on May 19th.

And come back May 26th for our Denver Comiccon review.

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.

Contact us with any feedback or suggestions you may have:



We look forward to hearing form you and thanks for listening

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Bat Books For Beginners - Episode 129 - Emperor Joker

The Joker has created the Universe to his liking. The Justice League is led by Bizarro, Superman is a criminal, and Batman is no where to be found. Join us as we discuss how this Superman focused story affects Batman and his relationship with the big blue boyscout.

Dylan and John are back with another Bat Books For Beginners episode. Please visit www.thebatmanuniverse.net and check out all the Batman news, comics reviews, and podcasts they have to offer.

Direct link to the episode page:  Bat Books For Beginners - Episode 129

Please leave us some feedback on the episode page and we will incorporate it into our next episode.

Arc Reactions Podcast will be back with 2 episodes the weekend of May 2nd and 3rd. Join us for our thoughts on Avengers: Age of Ultron and Billy Loves Nibbles.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Arc Reactions - 34 - The Wake

The Wake gives us a nautical based story with strong characters and an intriguing mysterious creature that is terrorizing mankind. We look deeply at the ending of the story and do our best to explain some of the unclear elements and discuss the characters, science and mythology woven into this tale.



Talking Points
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BAD
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The Ending (28:31)
The Governess (48:35)

Storytelling style (52:22)


GOOD
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Strong female characters (1:04:46)

Good use of science (1:09:50)
Good use of mythology (1:13:32)




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ARP-34-TheWake.mp3

Please join us May 2nd and May 3rd for our Age of Ultron movie review and Billie Loves Nibbles by Creators Edge Press.

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.

Contact us with any feedback or suggestions you may have:





We look forward to hearing form you and thanks for listening

Monday, March 30, 2015

ARP - S17 - Emerald City Comicon 2015

Emerald City Comicon 2015 was a blast. Another great year of comics, movies, television, and games all coming together to celebrate what we love. Dylan and John discuss what they enjoyed at the convention as well as a few trends they have noticed and wonder how things will change for next year. Also, they talk about some of the other shows they will be attending this year and possibly in future years.

Caricature by Mark Brill


Links to organizations and comics mentioned in the episode:


Upcoming Comicons:



Episodes mentioned:



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Please join us Sunday, April 5th for The Wake from Scott Snyder.

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.

Contact us with any feedback or suggestions you may have:





We look forward to hearing form you and thanks for listening

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Meet the hosts at Emerald City Comiccon

John will be at Emerald City Comiccon all three days this weekend (March 27-29). Dylan and Debi will be there Saturday. We have arranged a time for those of you attending on Saturday to meet us and have a conversation. We will be in the 4th Floor Atrium from 4-430pm on Saturday. Please join us along with our friends Packie from Down the Bunny Hole, and also Manix, Alison, and Kelly from Out of the Fridge. We would all love to meet you and talk to you about comics or anything else of interest.



Again, join us at the 4th Floor Atrium Lobby from 4-430pm on Saturday. We will have business cards for you if you would like one.