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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.

Location:

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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Arc Reactions - 139 - Birds of Prey film

2/9/2020
SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! We talk about the Birds of Prey film. Topics include the comedy, the action, and the characters. As Mentioned ----------------- Arc Reactions - 121 - Shazaam (film) If you would like to download the episode, right click and Save As ARP-139-BirdsOfPreyFilm.mp3 Our next episode will be Legion of Superheroes - Great Darkness Saga on March 1st We want to thank Packie Wambaugh for composing our intro and outro music selections. We look forward...

Duration:00:36:21

Arc Reactions - 138 - Saga v1

2/2/2020
We cover Saga volume 1 by Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples. We talk about the characters, the real world tie-ins and how exceptional this story is. Talking points -------------- GOOD THINGS ----------- Pacing (2:00) Characters (4:15) Proxy War (20:12) As Mentioned --------------- Arc Reactions - 85 - V for Vendetta Arc Reactions - 137 - Uber If you would like to download the episode, right click and Save As ARP-138-SagaV1.mp3 Our next podcast will be our review of the...

Duration:01:03:12

Arc Reactions - 137 - Uber

1/5/2020
We cover Uber, an alternate history of World War 2 where the Nazis develop super soldiers. We talk about the art, the pacing, and alternate history fiction in general Talking points -------------- BAD THINGS ----------- Art (5:36) Slow start (8:06) GOOD THINGS ------------ Alternate History (10:30) Author notes (20:52) Different type of superhero story (22:30) Neutral -------- Possible Controversial choices (27:20) Favorite Alternate History Stories (34:27) As...

Duration:00:43:33

Arc Reactions - 136 - Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

12/21/2019
SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! We watched Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and sat down to talk about it. We talk about what we didn't like and what we did like and if the series had a satisfying conclusion. As Mentioned ------------------ Arc Reactions - 41.1 - The Force Awakens Arc Reactions - 88 - The Last Jedi If you would like to download the episode, right click and Save As ARP-136-TheRiseOfSkywalker.mp3 Our next episode will be Uber 0-10 on January 5th We want to thank...

Duration:00:40:25

Arc Reactions - 135 - Memetic

11/3/2019
We cover Memetic by James Tynion IV and Eryk Donovan. We dive deep into the topic of memes, how they can be used as a weapon, and what we can do combat them. Talking points -------------- Bad Things ---------- The Ending (7:46) Good Things ------------ Otherly-abled characters shine (18:33) Memetic warfare (31:06) As Mentioned ----------------- Arc Reactions - 76 - Turncoat Arc Reactions - 85 - V for Vendetta If you would like to download the episode, right click and Save...

Duration:01:40:22

Arc Reactions - 134 - Ghost Rider v3 1-10

10/13/2019
We talk about the new Ghost Rider, Danny Ketch, in this final installment of follow-up fall. Topics include fridging, Flag Smasher, and what we would have liked to see done with the characters and story. Talking points -------------- BAD THINGS ---------- Fridging of Barb (6:41) Canister plot (9:48) Guest appearances (12:20) Character development (17:59) GOOD THINGS ---------- Danny Ketch Ghost Rider (23:05) Flag Smasher and Ultimatum (35:49) As...

Duration:01:01:25

Arc Reactions - 133 - The Joker (film)

10/6/2019
SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! We went to see The Joker film with Joaquin Phoenix and sat down to talk about it. We talk about the setting, the use of source material, and the acting If you would like to download the episode, right click and Save As ARP-133-TheJokerFilm.mp3 Our next episode will be Ghost Rider v3 1-10 on October 13th 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...

Duration:00:44:32

Arc Reactions - 132 - Chew 11-15

9/8/2019
We cover Chew issues 11-15 for our second installment of Follow-Up Fall in 2019. We talk about the food names, the setup for future issues, and more. Talking points -------------- Bad ---- *PREFACE: These are bad for purposes of reviewing this part of the story* Chu's Family (10:46) Too many threads (17:06) Good ----- Relationships (21:45) Small cases during lulls in big cases (28:09) If you would like to download the episode, right click and Save...

Duration:00:34:26

Arc Reactions - 131 - Bloodshot Reborn 6-9

8/18/2019
We cover Bloodshot Reborn issue 6-9 for our first episode of Follow-Up Fall in 2019. We talk about the relationships, Bloodshot, and the nanites Talking Points ----------------- Bad? ---- Relationships (1:51) Neutral ------- Plot (8:19) Good ----- Bloodshot (11:54) Nanites (19:30) As Mentioned ------------ ARP - 129 - Saga of the Swamp Thing If you would like to download the episode, right click and Save As ARP-131-BloodshotReborn6-9.mp3 Our next podcast will be our...

Duration:00:30:35

Arc Reactions - 130 - The Kitchen (film)

8/11/2019
SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! We went to see The Kitchen and sat down to talk about it. We talk about the setting, the characters, and more. If you would like to download the episode, right click and Save As ARP-130-TheKitchenFilm.mp3 Our next episode will be Bloodshot Reborn v2 on August 18th 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...

Duration:00:25:57

Arc Reactions - 129 - Saga of the Swamp Thing

7/14/2019
We talk about Saga of the Swamp Thing by Alan Moore and Steve Bissette. We liked the complex characters, the horror story, and how timeless this story remains. Talking points -------------- Flowery Prose (5:48) Horror (10:10) Environmental Message (27:30) Swamp Thing (43:43) Nuanced characters (55:33) As Mentioned ------------ ARP - 33 - Trial of Reed Richards ARP - 104 - LXG ARP - 85 - V for Vendetta ARP - 16 - Watchmen ARP - 122 - Hellboy (film) If you would like to...

Duration:01:06:42

Arc Reactions - 128 - Spider-Man: Far From Home

7/7/2019
We talk about Spider-Man: Far From Home. Topics include the villain, the tone, and more. If you would like to download the episode, right click and Save As ARP-128-FarFromHomeFilm.mp3 Our next episode will be Saga of the Swamp Thing #20-27 on July 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...

Duration:00:29:46

Arc Reactions - 127 part 2 - Denver Pop Culture Con 2019

6/16/2019
Part 2 of our coverage of Denver Pop Culture Con. We talk to creators James and Joe Pruett, James Haick, R Alan Brooks, and Andy Mangels. Interview 1 - James Haick (1:21) Interview 2 - James Pruett (23:11) Interview 3 - Joe Pruett (39:42) Interview 4 - R Alan Brooks (47:56) Interview 5 - Andy Mangels (58:21) If you would like to download the episode, right click and Save As ARP-127-2-DPCC2019.mp3 Our next podcast will be our coverage of Spider-Man: Far From Home (film) on July...

Duration:01:12:24

Arc Reactions - 127 part 1 - Denver Pop Culture Con 2019

6/9/2019
Part 1 of our coverage of Denver Pop Culture Con. We talk to creators David Pepose, Dylan Edwards, Scott van Domelen, Ryan Dunlavey, Fred Van Lente, and the 501st Legion's Jeff Rodriguez. Interview 1 - Dylan Edwards (1:38) Interview 2 - Jeff Rodriguez (19:35) Interview 3 - Ryan Dunlavey and Fred Van Lente (29:51) Interview 4 - Scott van Domelen (44:54) Interview 5 - David Peopse (Spencer and Locke) (57:42) If you would like to download the episode, right click and Save...

Duration:00:59:37

Arc Reactions - 126 - Guardians of the Galaxy v2 - Legacy

6/2/2019
We cover Guardians of the Galaxy v2 - Legacy from 2008 which deals with the aftermath of Annihilation Conquest and leads into the Secret Invasion event. We talk about the tie-ins, the story, the characters, and more. Talking points -------------- Bad Things ----------- Art (3:34) Event tie-ins (7:03) Mantis (17:08) Good Things ----------- Cosmo (24:53) Social Commentary (29:53) Neutral ------- Debrief Framing Device (52:06) As Mentioned ----------------- Arc Reactions...

Duration:01:03:36

Arc Reactions - 125 - Ab Irato

5/5/2019
We talk about Ab Irato, a dystopian story about greedy corporations, the government, and young people caught in the middle. We talk about the setting, the themes, and connections to real world events. Talking points -------------- BAD THINGS ---------- Love Interests (1:24) Too Cluttered (4:59) Rebels (16:36) GOOD THINGS ----------- Setting (21:14) Interesting characters (29:12) NEUTRAL ------- Happy Ending (41:37) Themes (43:05) Rating (1:09:25) As...

Duration:01:11:14

Arc Reactions - 124 - Avengers Endgame film

4/28/2019
SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! We went to see Avengers Endgame and sat down to talk about it. This movie is the culmination of 11 years and 21 Marvel films. We talk about the tone, the ending, and whether we were satisfied with the conclusion. If you would like to download the episode, right click and Save As ARP-124-AvengersEndgameFilm.mp3 Our next episode will be Ab Irato on May 5th We want to thank Packie Wambaugh for composing our intro and outro music selections. We are...

Duration:00:23:44

Arc Reactions - 123 - Ms. Marvel: No Normal

4/21/2019
We cover Kamala Khan, the new Ms. Marvel. We talk about her character, her family, cultural differences, and the reuse of the name Ms. Marvel. Talking points -------------- Depiction of teenage life (6:20) Depiction of Muslim-American life (10:13) Reuse of the Ms Marvel identity (28:35) As Mentioned ----------------- Arc Reactions - 85 - V For Vendetta Arc Reactions - 118 - The Life After Arc Reactions - 76 - Turncoat Arc Reactions - 22 -Rise of the Third Army If you would...

Duration:00:53:02

Arc Reactions - 122 - Hellboy film

4/14/2019
SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! We went to see Hellboy and sat down to talk about it. We talk about the story, the monsters, the action, and more If you would like to download the episode, right click and Save As ARP-122-HellboyFilm.mp3 Our next episode will be Ms Marvel - No Normal on April 21st 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...

Duration:00:29:10

Arc Reactions - 121 - Shazam film

4/7/2019
SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! We went to see Shazam! in theaters and sat down to talk about it. We talk about the villain, the hero, the humor, and more. If you would like to download the episode, right click and Save As ARP-121-ShazamFilm.mp3 Our next episode will be Hellboy (film) on April 14th 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...

Duration:00:49:32