The most fun you'll ever have listening to dudes talk about comic books.
This episode we offer our holiday gift suggestions for people who may be interested in reading their first comic book, ideas for young kids who have started to embrace their dork side, and potential presents for all the hardcore geeks in your life. Cheer on Captain Canada with your son! Assemble your own Galactus! Puff away on a Dalek pipe! Control your television with a magic wand! Do nothing with a Giant Thor Head! Scrape away even the most stubborn snow with a severed Wampa arm! The stuff no one needs but you know you want. And it is all in one mighty cast. (59:36)
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Category:Holiday Gifts, Comic Books -- posted at: 1:28am CST
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In the second episode of our two-part discussion on favorite creator-owned series, we talk about Atomic Robo, The Walking Dead, Invincible and Fables. Plus, more thoughts on Hellblazer dying, and Markisan and the Captain start planning for their next big chumventure at Fabletown and Beyond. (53:25)
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Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 2:22am CST
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In this first of two episodes we each talk in-depth about our favorite creator-owned series. So put on your slippers, throw on your Beats and get introduced to four excellent comic books – Mind MGMT, Sweet Tooth, Saga and Rachel Rising. Plus we lament over the impending death of Hellblazer, Captain longs for the return of a Crocodile Butler and Dan covers Silverchair. (1:05:53)
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Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 2:22am CST
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This episode Captain takes charge of the cast, leading a discussion on what we find ridiculous in comics, including invulnerable characters with armor, Aquaman and his trident, Hulk pants, Rob Liefeld tantrums, Avengers Arena and the New 52 Robins. We also give our thoughts on building a team in Ultimate Alliance, Wolverine, the Hobbit Hole breakfast and Hugo Weaving hating on the Red Skull. Plus, Dan is completely baffled by desktop folders and Muppet Babies. (47:06)
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Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 3:49am CST
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The MorrisonCon Adventures of Markisan and the Captain are finally revealed! Recorded days after MorrisonCon, Dan and Bova hear all about their experiences at the unique event and their interactions with creators. Topics include Grant Morrison the man, Darick Robertson worshipping of Jim Lee, the Pink Taco, Max Landis Vs. James Gunn, naming beards, building an entourage, and taking Jason Aaron’s mead virginity. (55:47)
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Category:Comic Book Conventions -- posted at: 5:15pm CST
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This episode we talk about the Justice League and the upcoming Justice League of America. We wax poetic about the big kiss between Superman and Wonder Woman, heroic splash pages, favorite JL stories, and the ridiculousness of resurrected league member and breakdancer... Vibe. Plus West Coast Justice League Vs. SAMCRO and Dan Vs. A Slug. (52:51)
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Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 5:06pm CST
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In this episode we talk about the beginning of "Death of the Family” in Batman #13, Uncanny Avengers #1 (starring Goat-Faced Girl), the end of Avengers Vs. X-Men and how it shapes the upcoming Marvel Now universe, Black Panther, the end of Scalped, Cerebus going digital, Transformers and news from the New York Comic Con. Plus Succulent Spider-Man? And Bova calls out Rochester. (52:39)
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Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 5:53pm CST
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This episode we discuss the first episode of the new hit TV show, Arrow. We talk about what we liked, what we didn’t like and how it compares to the current comic book series. Plus, you can call me Dig! (22:55)

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Category:Comic Book TV -- posted at: 3:56pm CST
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In this unusually raunchy episode, the full cast talks about the upcoming MorrisonCon in Las Vegas. We discuss what Markisan and the Captain will experience at the event, highlight the mystifying sessions on the MorrisonCon schedule and reflect on the Morrison legacy in comics – from the Invisibles to Batman Inc. Plus Bova calls out Rochester, NY.
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Category:Comic Book Conventions -- posted at: 4:39pm CST
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This episode Markisan and the Captain seriously discuss the big event in Avengers Vs. X-Men #11. Plus Thunderbolts, X-Force, AVX: Vs. and thoughts on how AVX leads into the upcoming Marvel Now books. (42:31)
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Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 2:27am CST
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This episode we discuss the New 52 after one year. Find out what DC books we are still reading, what our thoughts are on the line-wide revamp and where we think DC might be taking their universe. Plus, Rob Liefeld quitting DC, getting ready for MorrisonCon and suffering Green Lantern in Justice League. (56:57)
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Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 6:28pm CST
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This episode we discuss some of the latest news in comics, including FF and Miss Thang, Indestructible Hulk, Thor: The God of Thunder, Thor: The Dark World, Joss Whedon signing on for Avengers 2, the X-Men: First Class sequel, Ben Affleck on Justice League, Arrow, Tom Waits, and some thoughts on Batman #12. Plus, Ant-Man and his ribbon dance, the shopping habits of Hawkeye and a matrimonial vow to I Kick Your Face. (53:21)
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Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 12:00am CST
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This episode we review the final film in the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy –The Dark Knight Rises. We discuss the entire movie from start to finish, somehow mixing in muppets, Forrest Gump, midgets, prairie dogs, Jar Jar Binks and Jean-Claude Van Damme. And of course, there are Christian Bale Batman growls aplenty. This is the Batman review you have been waiting for. (1:08:13)
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Category:Comic Book Films -- posted at: 10:31am CST
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This episode we talk about Marvel Now, the recently announced revamp to the Marvel Universe. Uncanny Avengers, All-New X-Men and the advanced planning that Hickman does for Avengers are all discussed. Plus, thoughts on the return of Jean Grey, Wolverine and the X-Men, New Avengers, and the anti-Marvel team dynamics of a drunk Superman. (45:56)
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Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 11:57pm CST
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Markisan and Bova discuss The Amazing Spider-Man movie, and offer speculation on storylines and villains for the sequel. (34:15)

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Category:Quick Kicks -- posted at: 12:12am CST
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This episode we discuss the big reveal in Batman #10, the Court of Owls storyline and what the deal is with the ever-expanding Wayne family. Plus Dan talks about his experience at HeroesCon and Markisan offers thoughts on Captured Ghosts, the Warren Ellis documentary film. We also review the insanity of Hulk #10, Mind Management #1, Hypernaturals #1, Wasteland and SVK. Also, technology. (56:56)
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Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 10:31pm CST
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This Quick Kick features Captain talking to Markisan about The Avengers movie. Cap wasn’t able to join us on the full podcast review, so we recorded this bonus ep. (14:57)

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Category:Quick Kicks -- posted at: 8:56pm CST
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This episode we finally talk about The Avengers film. We start off trying to cover the movie scene-by-scene, but then shift gears halfway through to discuss and analyze our favorite sections and dialogue. Dan goes a bit too far with his love for Hulk and Markisan offers some new thoughts on the motivations of Loki in the film. Plus, The Hoff. (44:00)
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Category:Comic Book Films -- posted at: 1:28pm CST
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This episode we talk about the recently launched New 52 books – Earth 2 and Dial H for Hero, plus discussions on The Mighty Thor, Silver Surfer, the science of Daredevil’s cane. We also speculate on what will happen with the Ultron event teased in Moon Knight and who is the biggest douche in Avengers Vs. X-Men – Cap or Wolverine. Plus, MorrisonCon and the Mechadroid tastes freedom for the first time.
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Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 2:18am CST
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Markisan and Dan discuss costume alterations and employment for Green Arrow, and offer an idea for a new Justice League series. (5:36)

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Category:Quick Kicks -- posted at: 12:00am CST
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This episode we talk about what we look for in comic book art, art trends we don’t like and who some of our favorite artists are. Plus, the possibility of Aquaman living in a mall fountain and Bova feels his age. (51:11)
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Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 5:34pm CST
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This episode Captain and Markisan talk about their recent adventures at the Chicago comics convention, C2E2. Dan is also along for the ride as they discuss being old, Zombie Dust, the dumb questions fanboys always ask at panels, the moustache emporium, possibly being brothers with Ben Templesmith, the challenges of Steampunk, and the big announcements such as the ongoing Hawkeye and Gambit series. Plus Dan hand carves a gift from the heart for Brian K. Vaughan. (55:17)
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Category:Comic Book Conventions -- posted at: 1:10am CST
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Markisan calls in from the moon to talk Avengers Vs. X-Men #1 with Dan, Bova and The Captain. The discussion includes Spider-Man being a dick, why Colossus is constantly bald, Namor being a dick, Wolverine by fireside, why anyone can be an Avenger and the need for heroes to deliberate the potential doom of planet earth in the shallow surf. (37:38)
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Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 12:39am CST
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In anticipation of the new Warren Ellis documentary, Captured Ghosts, set to release this month on DVD, we discuss the impact of Warren Ellis on comics over the years, including his influential work on The Authority and Transmetropolitan. We also discuss his creator-owned work and recent work-for hire on titles like Secret Avengers. (53:16)
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Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 10:00pm CST
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Dan poses the question, If you could travel back in time, what one thing about comics would you change? We each set out to answer Dan's deep thought by first talking about the inspiration for it - the TV show, Voyagers. Then we discuss how crossover event books could suck less, crushing the Comics Code Authority in the 50s, and putting creators in contract signing seminars about how not to get screwed. We also talk monkey shirts, thoughts on the Max Landis video - The Death and Return of Superman, and the irritation of the Boyz Wonder. Plus Bova actually goes back in time. (58:37)
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Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 8:00pm CST
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Markisan and The Captain talk about their epic THORSday event, prompting a review of the SyFy Channel’s horrible TV film, Almighty Thor, starring Richard @#$%ing Grieco. We also discuss our thoughts on last year’s Marvel film, Thor. (35:30)

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Category:Quick Kicks -- posted at: 7:00pm CST
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We devote this episode to a discussion and dissection of the awful Marvel Comics film, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. From Cageisms to fire pee, this review covers every horrible, eye-gouge inducing scene. But first we kick off the cast with a burrito tale by the Captain. (1:02:09)
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Category:Comic Book Films -- posted at: 10:51pm CST
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We discuss Invincible, Thief of Thieves, Secret Avengers, the ending of The Infinite, Batman books, and Dan talks Bone novels. We also spend some time discussing Smallville and the upcoming Smallville Season 11 digital comic series, the Green Arrow TV show being developed by the CW, and Bova attempts an explanation of the return of Johnny Storm to the Fantastic Four with an insect arm. Plus, did you know that Bova looks exactly like Samwise Gamgee? (57:51)
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Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 12:29am CST
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We discuss our thoughts on upcoming comic book-related films in 2012. We dissect the current trailers and give our expert opinions on them. We also talk about Hunger Games, George Lucas, zombie sheep, evil tires and Dan challenges Markisan on his love for Batman. Plus Bova reenacts the Anne Hathaway scene in the Dark Knight Rises trailer and we reconstruct how Christian Bale tested his Batman voice on Christopher Nolan. (1:12:12)
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Category:Comic Book Films -- posted at: 3:05pm CST
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We talk about some of the big comics news announced in the last month, including the upcoming Before Watchmen books, Garth Ennis taking over the shadow, the new logo for DC, casting for the new Green Arrow TV show, new Mark Millar books, Liefeld at DC, Walt Simonson on Avengers and Marvel beating DC out for the top market spot after just 4 months of the New 52. Plus toaster strudel and a pitch for a Stan Lee and Christopher Lee reality show. (1:20:35)
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Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 4:29pm CST
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We complete our assessment of comics in 2011, beginning with what surprised us during the year, then descending into the biggest failures, like Defenders #1. Along the way we also discuss Shinku, Scarlet Spider #1, our disappointment with the art change in Incredible Hulk, the return of 90s creators to comics, Richard Pryor in Superman III and the pillaging of VERTIGO. Plus, Dr. Strange, X-books, commentary on Best Robots Ever by Wired and Bova challenges a hot cosplayer to a carve-off?!?!? (1:10:11)
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We discuss what we thought of comics in 2011, starting with our overall assessment and our opinion of the big events like the New 52, Schism and Fear Itself. We also name some our favorite comics and creators of last year. Top series discussed include Detective Comics, Walking Dead, Severed, Wolverine and the X-Men and Moon Knight. Plus Markisan and the Captain reveal the might of their Vader Head Army. (1:06:09)
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Category:2011 Retrospective -- posted at: 12:12pm CST
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This episode we reveal the true test of comic geek friendship, ponder the current state of VERTIGO and discuss our feelings on Action Comics and the rest of the New 52 so far. We also talk about Batman and Robin, FF, Stormwatch, The Flash, Shinku and the Garth Ennis mini-film, Stitched. Plus, Markisan tortures Dan with additional vampire tales and we voice objections to two Fraction series, The Mighty Thor and The Defenders. And what are the possibilities of an all All-Orange team-up book with Thing and Sasquatch? (1:14:24)
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Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 7:30pm CST
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We share a Christmas tale of Captainly transformation. Dan talks about sharing the holidays with his son, whose budding interest in comic book nerdery fills him with glee and arrows. And then we discuss Artemis, a beard for all seasons. (13:41)

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Category:Quick Kicks -- posted at: 12:00am CST
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We break from the usual news and reviews format to talk about our favorite non-superhero comic books. Our cast begins with a Captainly tale of Hansi, star of the least superhero book ever created. Then we discuss Scalped, Preacher, Fables and The Metabarons. But not without veering off course a few times to discuss Ghost Rider and his fire tinkle in the movie sequel trailer, the need for Marvel to capitalize on other movie genre monsters and a Rob Liefeld Presents television series. We also demonstrate our ignorance of Jersey Shore, much to the chagrin of Bova who professes an inexplicable fascination for the horrible phenomenon. Plus, soup. (1:05:17)
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Category:Comic Books -- posted at: 12:50am CST
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