Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Bat Books For Beginners 144 - Gotham Central: In the Line of Duty

John is joined by special guest Tobiah from View From the Gutters to discuss the beginnings of this unique comic series taking a look at Gotham through the eyes of the GCPD and only tangentially involving Batman. We talk about how unique this series is and if it was an influence on the Gotham TV show.



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 144

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

Arc Reactions Podcast will be back on August 7th with our coverage of the Suicide Squad film.

Bat Books For Beginners will be back on August 16th with Batman: Family

Sunday, July 3, 2016

ARP - 55 - Velvet 1-10

We discuss the first 10 issues of Velvet by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting. This female led spy story is set in a very realistic environment and focuses on a retired agent who must use her spy skills to solve a mystery.



Talking points
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Is Velvet a Ms. Male character? (11:18)

Velvet's approach to Marina (21:51)

A More Realistic Spy Story (36:16)

The plot (42:44)

The world is very real (50:28)

Naration (55:47)

Continuation past this story (1:04:41)

Letters Pages (1:07:16)


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As mentioned in the episode
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BBFB 142 - Bruce Wayne, Murderer?
Deadpool film
Winter Soldier film
BBFB 141 - Catwoman: Dark End of the Street
Cosplay artist who painted her body like comic book characters

Our next podcast will be our coverage of the Suicide Squad (film) on August 7th. Our next Bat Books For Beginners episode will be Gotham Central: In The Line of Duty on July 19th.


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, June 26, 2016

ARP - 54 - Denver Comiccon 2016

We had a great time at Denver Comiccon and want to thank our friends Paul, Kaylee, and Becky for all you did for us. We have a supersize episode for you with 12 interviews for you. We talk to established professionals in the industry as well as independent publishers and hope you find some new books to check out.



Talking points
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Brief Recap of our time at the con

Allen Bellman interview (4:15)

Best Thing at the convention

Andy Mangels interview (12:06)

2016 Con Exclusive Beer Selection

Barbara Randall Kesel interview (36:34)

Ben Girven interview - Stomping Ground (48:15)

John Myers interview - Era of Great Wonders (57:08)

James Lacroix interview - Critical Mass (1:02:10)

Cat Staggs interview (1:05:49)

Things that DCC Does well

Jay Peteranetz interview - Magicians Must Die (1:18:15)

Lee Oaks interview - Thunder Monkey (1:22:00)

Shawn Gustafson interview - The Specialists (1:26:54)

Narrier Comics interview (1:29:54)

Final thoughts on the Convention

Ellie Ann Soderstrom interview (1:40:00
- Trigger warning. Ellie Ann shares her story about how she has been harassed in the comics industry and it is intense. We really do hope you listen to her story, but we understand if it will be too upsetting and you want to stop the episode now.


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Our next podcast will cover Velvet 1-10 on July 3rd. Our next Bat Books For Beginners episode will be Batman: Family on July 19th.


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.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Bat Books For Beginners 143 - Bruce Wayne: Fugitive

John is joined by special guest Joe Preti from View From the Gutters to talk about the second half of one of his favorite Batman stories, Bruce Wayne: Fugitive. We talk about Bruce Wayne's double standard, whether Bruce is the mask, and how they solved the mystery of this story.


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 143

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

Arc Reactions Podcast will be back on June 26th with our coverage from Denver Comiccon 2016.

Bat Books For Beginners will be back on July 19th with Gotham Central: In The Line of Duty

Monday, June 20, 2016

West Coast Podvengers Round Table #2 - Captain America Controversy

WARNING: This show contains explicit language, and spoilers for its topic work.

Welcome to Episode 2 of our new super-group series we’re producing on a roughly monthly basis. On each episode we’ll be discussing a topic from the broader world of geekery, selected by our hosts. To subscribe to just the West Coast Podvengers.

On this episode we discuss the recent release of Captain America: Steve Rogers #1, and the debate which ensued from its cliff-hanger final page.

Our fellow hosts for this episode are Tobiah Panshin of View from the Gutters, Missy Brinks and Merri Christianson of Fake Geek Girls.

You can download the episode here:  West Coast Podvengers Round Table #2 - Captain America Controversy

Please reach out to us and let us know your thoughts on the comic and the events surrounding it. The links below will take you to our presence on the various social media platforms. We look forward to hearing from you.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

ARP - 53 - Ghost Rider: Road to Damnation

We tackle the Spirit of Vengeance with Ghost Rider - Road to Damnation. We are joined by our friend Cade Reynolds and dissect this mini-series where Ghost Rider battles the forces of heaven and hell.


Talking points
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BAD THINGS
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Ghost Rider's presence does not effect the outcome of the story (4:47)

Methods of the agents of heaven (12:51)

Pacing (22:46)


GOOD THINGS
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World Building (26:53)

Art (38:00)

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Our next podcast will be our coverage of Denver Comiccon on June 26th. Our next Bat Books For Beginners episode will be Bruce Wayne: Fugitive on June 21st.


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.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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Sunday, June 5, 2016

ARP - 52 - TMNT 2: Out of the Shadows (film)

SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS!

Travis and John discuss the 2nd TMNT film, Out of the Shadows. We talk about what we liked about it, where it was not perfect, and how it brought to life some of our favorite characters from the 90s cartoon.

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Our next episode will be Ghost Rider: Road To Damnation on June 12th.

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.

We look forward to hearing from you

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