Sunday, August 6, 2017

Arc Reactions - 80 - Spider-Man: Identity Crisis

We review the Spider-Man: Identity Crisis storyline on this episode. Spider-man has been framed for a crime and Peter must retire the identity and creates 4 new identities to fight crime and try to clear his name. We talk about the villains, the identities and the story.



Talking points
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Villains (7:58)
Story (23:09)
Outfits/Personas (34:32)


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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Arc Reactions - 79 - Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (film)

SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS!

We went to see the sci-fi spectacle that is Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. We talk about the movie, the comic, and the casting. We are joined by our good friend Travis to talk the good, the bad and the source material.



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Our next episode will be Arc Reactions - 80 - Spider-Man: Identity Crisis on August 5th.

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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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Arc Reactions - 78 - Denver Comic Con 2017

Dylan and John were invited to Denver Comic Con as media for the 4th year in a row. We got 9 interviews with comics creators that we will share with you as well as recap the other things we did at the show.



Show notes
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Interview 1 - Larry Hamma  (3:04)

Interview 2 - Alitha Martinez (13:17)

Interview 3 - Bob McLeod (35:38)

Interview 4 - Tom Grummett (49:59)

Interview 5 - Bob Wiacek (1:06:42)

Interview 6 - Chad Hardin (1:21:10)

Interview 7 - Andy Mangels (1:36:27)

Interview 8 - Jeremy Whitley (1:51:47)

Interview 9 - James LeCroix (1:57:49)


As Mentioned
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Pictures from world record attempt




Our next podcast will be our review of the Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets film on July 23rd.


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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Arc Reactions - 77 - Spider-man: Homecoming (film)

SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS!

We talk about Spider-man: Homecoming, the latest reboot of Spider-man by Sony Pictures. We talk about what we liked and what we didn't like with the first solo film for Tom Holland as the web slinger.



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Our next episode will be Arc Reactions - 78 - Denver Comic Con 2017 on July 16th.

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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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Arc Reactions - 76 - Turncoat

We cover Turncoat from Boom Studios in this episode. This comic is a great look at the effects of colonialism on the common man set in a sci-fi dystopian world. Creators Alex Paknadel and Artyom Trakhanov do a great job with this 4-issue series telling a compelling tale and giving us lots to talk about.


Talking points
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World building (3:25)
Hybrid kids (27:48)
Marta (38:31)
Everyone is flawed (56:10)
Overall Metaphor/Theme of the story (1:05:25)
Art (1:08:36)


As Mentioned
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Black Panther
Kaijumax


Our next podcast will be our review of the Spider-Man Homecoming film on July 9th.


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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Arc Reactions - 75 - Wonder Woman (film)

SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS!

We talk about Wonder Woman from Warner Brothers and DC Comics. We talk about the plot, the villain, the supporting cast and more.



Photo credit - wonderwomanfilm.com


As Mentioned
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Episode 41 - Who Is The Black Panther?

Episode 06 - Wonder Woman: Gods and Monsters


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Our next episode will be Arc Reactions - 76 - Turncoat on July 2nd.

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

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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Arc Reactions - 74 - Green River Killer

We cover Green River Killer: A True Detective Story from writer Jeff Jensen and artist Jonathon Case. This graphic novel from Dark Horse Comics covers the the story of Tom Jensen as he spent 20 years searching for and working to convict Gary Ridgeway, the Green River Killer. We talk about the stylistic choices of the comic, serial killers, and more.



TALKING POINTS
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Stylistic choices (12:03)
Out of order storytelling (17:54)
The Cops (21:20)
Psychology of the GRK (30:45)
History with Serial Killers (39:30)


Our next podcast will be our review of the Wonder Woman film on June 11th.


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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Arc Reactions - 73 - Baker Street Peculiars

Dylan and John cover Baker Street Peculiars from Kaboom studios. We talk about the good, the bad, and the incarnations of Sherlock Holmes that we have seen and read.



BAD THINGS
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The mystery (10:02)
Rajani's threats to leave the group (13:38)
Amount of British slang (14:50)

GOOD THINGS
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Cast of Characters (17:26)
Lessons and Messages (19:06)
Presentation of the book (21:26)
The Villain (25:51)
Additional topics
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Various incarnations of Sherlock Holmes (29:31)


As Mentioned
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Our next podcast will be our review of the Green River Killer: A True Detective Story on June 4th.


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.


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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Arc Reactions - 72 - Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (film)

SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS!

We talk about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 from Marvel Studios with our good friend Cade Reynolds. We talk about what we liked and what we didn't in the latest film from Marvel.


As Mentioned
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Our next episode will be Arc Reactions - 73 - Baker Street Peculiars on May 14th.

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Arc Reactions - 71 - Iron Fist (Netflix)

SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS!

We talk about the Netflix Iron Fist series and discuss the characters, the fights, the pacing, and what might be coming next.



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Our next episode will be Arc Reactions - 72 - Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 on May 7th.

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Sunday, April 2, 2017

Arc Reactions - 70 - Kaijumax Season 1

WARNING! In this episode we talk about a sexual assault scene in Issue 4 of this story. We will provide a trigger warning before we begin talking about it and our show notes will have the time stamps of when we start talking about it and when we finish talking about it.

Kaijumax is a story about giant monsters (Kaiju) that are imprisoned on an island with guards who can grow into giant superheros. We talk about the world building, the tone of the book, the humor, and more.



BAD THINGS
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Made up curse words and slurs (14:16)
Electrogar's rape scene (17:29)


GOOD THINGS
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Aftermath of Jeung Killing a Kaiju (22:20)
World Building (26:35)
Humor (34:18)


OTHER THINGS
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Tone of the book (36:46)


Our next podcast will be our review of the Netflix Iron Fist series on April 16th.


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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Arc Reactions - 69 - Power Rangers (film)

SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS!

We cover the Power Rangers reboot by Haim Saban on this episode. We take a nostalgia trip back to our childhoods when we watched the show. Does the movie live up to the hype? What did we like about it? What did we dislike? Check out the episode and see what we think.



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Our next episode will be Arc Reactions - 70 - Kaijumax Season 1 next week.

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Arc Reactions - 68 - Logan (film)

SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS!

Dylan and John discuss Logan, the latest film from Fox. This is the last film featuring Hugh Jackman as the Wolverine. Did he go out with a bang? How was X-23? We talk about this and more.



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Our next episode will be Arc Reactions - 69 - Power Rangers (film) next week.

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Arc Reactions - 67 - ECCC 2017 Recap

Dylan and John discuss Emerald City Comicon 2017 and share their experiences with the event. We talk about panels we saw, people we chatted with, and what Reed Pop is doing well and where we could see some improvement.



AS MENTIONED
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Stan Lee honored for his military service


Our next podcast will be Logan (film) on March 19th.


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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Arc Reactions 66 - Spawn

Arc Reactions Podcast goes back to 1992 to cover Spawn, issues 1-5. We take a look at one of the iconic characters from the 1990s comic boom. We talk about the comic, the animated series, and a little bit about the movie.



Talking points
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BAD THINGS
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The Violator (2:10)
Story (4:22)


GOOD THINGS
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Spawn's Family storyline (10:18)
Devil (Malebolgia) (12:33)
The two cops (14:47)


NEUTRAL THINGS
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Spawn (17:56)
Animated Show (27:23)
Movie (30:14)


AS MENTIONED
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Arc Reactions 28 - Chew 1-5
Arc Reactions 57 - Chew 6-10
Arc Reactions 53 - Ghost Rider: Road To Damnation


Our next podcast will be Emerald City Comiccon Recap on March 12th.


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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Arc Reactions - 65 - Torchlight Lullaby





Talking Points
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Story (4:00)

Characters (8:14)

Art (17:24)

Metaphor (18:05)

Message (25:53)


AS MENTIONED
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John was wrong about the Radio vs. the Martians episode he mentioned. It was about Don Bluth and not Ralph Bakshi, but its still a great episode to listen to.



Our next podcast will be Spawn by Todd McFarlane on March 5th.


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Sunday, January 1, 2017

Arc Reactions - 64 - Alias

Alias is the comic that introduces Jessica Jones to the Marvel universe. We cover the whole series in this episode. This comic has some unique elements that we really enjoyed, but also has some flaws that we talk about.


TALKING POINTS
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BAD THINGS
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Purple Man (8:24)


GOOD THINGS
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Jessica Jones (24:24)

The series tries some different things (28:44)

The story is messy (38:35)

Snark (43:49)


OTHER THINGS
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Story touches a lot of pieces of the Marvel Universe (47:27)


AS MENTIONED
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Arc Reactions - 61 - Dr. Strange: The Oath
Arc Reactions - 62 - Luke Cage


Our next podcast will be Torchlight Lullaby by Ryan Fisher on February 5th.


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