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Dylan and John review and react to comic book story arcs on a monthly basis. We review a mix of classic and modern story lines with insightful commentary and a bit of fun research thrown in. Come join us on our personal journey through some of the best and worst stories in comics.

Dylan and John review and react to comic book story arcs on a monthly basis. We review a mix of classic and modern story lines with insightful commentary and a bit of fun research thrown in. Come join us on our personal journey through some of the best and worst stories in comics.
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United States

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Dylan and John review and react to comic book story arcs on a monthly basis. We review a mix of classic and modern story lines with insightful commentary and a bit of fun research thrown in. Come join us on our personal journey through some of the best and worst stories in comics.

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English


Episodes

Arc Reactions - 95 - Jessica Jones Season 2

4/7/2018
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SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! We review the second season of Jessica Jones and talk about the things we didn't like followed by the things we did like. We also speculate about possible future directions for the series and things we would like to see. If you would like to download the episode, right click and Save As ARP-95-JessicaJonesS2(Netflix).mp3 Our next episode will be Arc Reactions 96 - Avengers: Infinity War on April 28th We want to thank Packie Wambaugh for...

Duration:00:48:50

Arc Reactions - 94 - Dark Night: A True Batman Story

4/1/2018
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We cover Dark Night: A True Batman Story by Paul Dini and Eduardo Risso. This story covers the true story of Paul Dini's mugging and how he used Batman and his associated characters to help him recover from that tragic event. Talking Points ------------------ BAD THINGS ------------------ Oversexualized Art (5:53) GOOD THINGS -------------------- The message (9:33) Biographical story (21:26) Parallels with Bruce Wayne (31:07) As Mentioned ----------------- ARP - 90 -...

Duration:00:45:06

Arc Reactions - 93 - ECCC Review

3/11/2018
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We talk about our experience at Emerald City Comiccon 2018 and share some comics that we are looking to check out. As Mentioned ----------------- Tom Wilson's Question song John's convention badges If you would like to download the episode, right click and Save As ARP-93-ECCC2018.mp3 Our next podcast will be our review of Dark Knight: A True Batman Story on April 1st. We are also on Comics Podcast Network. Please go over there and check out our section as well as some of the other...

Duration:01:02:18

Arc Reactions - 92 - Blade MAX

3/4/2018
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We talk about Blade MAX - V3s, a story where Blade has to battle a new type of vampire and face some demons from his past. We talk about the characters, the story, and disagree about whether this comic needed to be in the MAX line or not Talking points -------------- V3s (2:29) Vampires (9:44) Blade (26:51) If you would like to download the episode, right click and Save As ARP-92-BladeMAX.mp3 Our next podcast will be our review of Emerald City Comiccon on March 11th. We are also...

Duration:00:43:36

Arc Reactions - 91 - Black Panther (film)

2/18/2018
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SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! We travel to Wakanda to crown the new king, T'Chala. We talk about the themes, the action, and the characters in this Marvel movie. Arc Reactions - 41 - Who Is The Black Panther? If you would like to download the episode, right click and Save As ARP-91-BlackPanther(film).mp3 Our next episode will be Arc Reactions 92 - Blade MAX on March 4th We want to thank Packie Wambaugh for composing our intro and outro music selections. We are also now on...

Duration:00:34:35

Arc Reactions - 90 - Stumptown

2/4/2018
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This episode covers Stumptown by Greg Rucka. We talk about the characters, the cases, and setting this story in Portland, OR. A wonderful example of the private eye story from a masterful writer. Talking points -------------- Stories (10:13) Dex (24:52) Ansel (41:20) Other characters (47:05) Marencos (50:20) Diversity (52:55) If you would like to download the episode, right click and Save As ARP-90-Stumptown.mp3 As Mentioned ----------------- Arc Reactions 72 - Guardians...

Duration:01:04:24

Arc Reactions - 89 - Death and the Maiden

1/7/2018
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We discuss the webcomic Death and the Maiden by Nina Ruzicka. We start 2018 off with a new type of story for us. This will be the first time we have covered a webcomic and we talk aobut how that changes the experience slightly as well as some of the great things this comic does as well as a few things that confused us. Talking points -------------- Bad Things ---------- Death's powers and rules are ill-defined (6:15) Tone changes as the story goes along (13:00) Good...

Duration:00:48:20

12/10/2017
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SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! We discuss Marvel's The Punisher season 1 from Netflix. We talk about the pacing, the violence, the issues raised on the show, and more. As Mentioned ------------ Arc Reactions - 29 - Welcom Back Frank If you would like to download the episode, right click and Save As ARP-87-ThePunisher(Netflix).mp3 Our next episode will be Arc Reactions 88 - Star Wars: The Last Jedi on December 17th. We want to thank Packie Wambaugh for composing...

Duration:01:17:23

Arc Reactions - 86 - Justice League (film)

11/19/2017
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SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! We talk about the latest DC film, Justice League. We talk about we liked and what we didn't. We also talk about the dynamics between the team and what we hope to see in the future from the DC films. If you would like to download the episode, right click and Save As ARP-86-JusticeLeague(film).mp3 Our next episode will be Arc Reactions 87 - Punisher Season 1 (Netflix) on December 10th We want to thank Packie Wambaugh for composing our intro and outro music...

Duration:00:42:36

Arc Reactions - 85 - V for Vendetta

11/12/2017
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V for Vendetta, the classic story by Alan Moore that deals with anarchy and facism in a near future England. Topics include characters, setting, politics, and how it relates to our current political climate Talking points ----------------- BAD THINGS ------------------ Government has too many characters (15:07) Moore wants the best of both worlds (17:08) Random things that either didn't make sense or were not followed up on (22:48) GOOD THINGS --------------------- Fate...

Duration:02:00:23

Arc Reactions 84 - Thor Ragnarok (film)

11/5/2017
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SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! We went to see Thor Ragnarok and we sat down to talk about it. We talk about the good, the bad and Jeff Goldblum. As Mentioned ----------------- Arc Reactions 21 - Thor: The God Butcher Arc Reactions 31 - Planet Hulk Arc Reactions 37.1 - Ant Man (film) If you would like to download the episode, right click and Save As ARP-84-ThorRagnarok(film).mp3 Our next episode will be Arc Reactions 85 - V for Vendetta on November 12th. We want to thank...

Duration:00:45:22

Arc Reactions - 83 - The Longbow Hunters

10/1/2017
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We cover Longbow Hunters, a pivotal Green Arrow story as our final installment of Follow-Up Fall for 2017. We talk about the depiction of a superhero who is getting older and experiencing a possible midlife crisis as well as the art and the multiple storylines within this tale. Talking points -------------- BAD THINGS ---------- Multiple Storylines (18:38) GOOD THINGS ----------- Art (23:29) Superhero midlife crisis (29:29) Oliver Queen's dichotomy of not wanting to kill, but...

Duration:00:54:38

Arc Reactions - 82 - The Defenders (Netflix)

9/16/2017
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SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! We talk about Marvel's The Defenders on Netflix. We talk about the plot, the planning, the characters, and more. As Mentioned ----------------- Arc Reactions - 23 - Guardian Devil Arc Reactions - 71 - Iron Fist (Netflix) If you would like to download the episode, right click and Save As ARP-82-Defenders.mp3 Our next episode will be Arc Reactions - 83 - Long Bow Hunters on October 1st. We want to thank Packie Wambaugh for composing...

Duration:00:43:07

Arc Reactions - 81 - Jeff

9/3/2017
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We cover Jeff by Travis Bundy and Chad Thomas in our second episode of follow up fall. We talk about the story, the characters, and interview the writer/artist. Talking points -------------- Story (1:44) Characters (4:27) Art (8:25) Interview with Travis (9:44) If you would like to download the episode, right click and Save As ARP-81-Jeff.mp3 As Mentioned ----------------- Arc Reactions - 35 - Billy Love Nibbles Our next podcast will be our review of The Defenders (Netflix) on...

Duration:00:33:53

Arc Reactions - 80 - Spider-Man: Identity Crisis

8/6/2017
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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 -------------- Villains (7:58) Story (23:09) Outfits/Personas (34:32) If you would like to download the episode, right click and Save As ARP-80-Spider-man-IdentityCrisis.mp3 Our next podcast will be...

Duration:00:53:04

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

7/23/2017
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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. If you would like to download the episode, right click and Save As ARP-79-Valerian(film).mp3 Our next episode will be Arc Reactions - 80 - Spider-Man: Identity Crisis on August 5th. We want to thank Packie Wambaugh...

Duration:00:39:01

Arc Reactions - 78 - Denver Comic Con 2017

7/16/2017
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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 -------------- 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...

Duration:02:06:23

ARP - 77 - Spider-man: Homecoming (film)

7/9/2017
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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. If you would like to download the episode, right click and Save As ARP-77-Homecoming.mp3 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...

Duration:00:39:33

Arc Reactions - 76 - Turncoat

7/2/2017
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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 -------------- 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...

Duration:01:18:33

ARP - 75 - Wonder Woman (film)

6/11/2017
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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 ----------------- Episode 41 - Who Is The Black Panther? Episode 06 - Wonder Woman: Gods and Monsters If you would like to download the episode, right click and Save As ARP-75-WonderWomanFilm.mp3 Our next episode will be Arc Reactions - 76 - Turncoat on July 2nd. We want to...

Duration:01:06:41

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