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This is a podcast about comics... comic books. Sometimes. Comic book movies sometimes. Making fun of each other all the time. It all started when I (Frank Caliendo) walked into a comic book store to buy Avengers comic books for my daughter, so she could try to figure out what’s going to happen in End Game... I met a bunch of interesting people with great ideas and realized... this is like the cast of an A&E TV show ... let’s get everyone together and and go play... podcast style.

This is a podcast about comics... comic books. Sometimes. Comic book movies sometimes. Making fun of each other all the time. It all started when I (Frank Caliendo) walked into a comic book store to buy Avengers comic books for my daughter, so she could try to figure out what’s going to happen in End Game... I met a bunch of interesting people with great ideas and realized... this is like the cast of an A&E TV show ... let’s get everyone together and and go play... podcast style.
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This is a podcast about comics... comic books. Sometimes. Comic book movies sometimes. Making fun of each other all the time. It all started when I (Frank Caliendo) walked into a comic book store to buy Avengers comic books for my daughter, so she could try to figure out what’s going to happen in End Game... I met a bunch of interesting people with great ideas and realized... this is like the cast of an A&E TV show ... let’s get everyone together and and go play... podcast style.

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English

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1-800-661-5653


Episodes

Game Of Con-Fusion

5/21/2019
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With Phoenix Fan Fusion looming this weekend the guys get into some anticipated upcoming Batman projects on the horizon, share thoughts about this week's theatrical release of Brightburn and other "what-if" scenarios, get into what to expect for attendees of Fan Fusion for the uninitiated and then have a spoiler-filled discussion of the finale of HBO's Game Of Thrones.

Duration:00:59:00

X-Men 101 Class Is In Session

5/14/2019
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With the release of the latest Marvel X-Men installment 'Dark Phoenix' just weeks away the guys decided, along with the help of Drawn To Comics owner Ken Brown, to take a deep dive into the origin of the Jean Grey character and the X-Men team that surrounds her tangentially. Corben then takes us on a preview of the just announced CW series 'Batwoman' starring Ruby Rose (Netflix's 'Orange Is The New Black') and gives his thoughts on the direction the series may take.

Duration:01:03:07

BONUS: Hasbro Unboxing

5/7/2019
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Zack arranged a box of goods from our friends at Hasbro so we unleashed Donny on it!

Duration:00:03:50

Far From Spiderman, Endgame, Fan Fusion & Free Comic Book Day

5/7/2019
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With Adonnis out after undergoing surgery Joe returned to the fold and the guys got into the big nerd news of the week which was the trailer dropping for the July release of Spiderman: Far From Home. Joe gives his review and thoughts on Avengers: Endgame and we hit on potential plot hole we're seeing now after having seen it multiple times. Then we get set and prepped for the big Phoenix Fan Fusion convention coming up Memorial Day weekend and discuss things we have planned for it. And...

Duration:00:52:20

The Endgame: Unspoiled & Spoiled

4/30/2019
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If you have NOT seen Avengers: Endgame fear not. The first half of this week's CP episode is simply dedicated to our initial thoughts and reviews of the film and it is SPOILER FREE. Then after a warning we go into full spoiler mode and discuss our favorite moments, the culmination of this phase of the MCU and where we think this could pick up after the events of Endgame.

Duration:01:02:27

The Endgame Of Thrones

4/23/2019
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With the HUGE release this week of Avengers: Endgame the guys all get in the final thoughts on what the movie will bring to the Marvel Universe and the ending of this chapter and the characters involved in it. We look to the future of where our favorite Super Heroes will land, and with this being the END for the Avengers (for now) this week's Mark 5 is all about our favorite ending and finales. And lastly we react to episode 2 of season 8 of The Game Of Thrones.

Duration:00:59:31

Too Much Excitement for Disney Plus, A New Star Wars Trailer And The Final Season Of Game Of Thrones

4/16/2019
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With last week's announcement by Disney of a launch date for their streaming service Disney +, the guys get into what content they want to see on the platform as well as what properties Disney could potentially house there. Also last week saw the dropping of the FIRST trailer for Star Wars IX: Rise Of Skywalker so we gave our initial impressions of that. But the BIG news of this weeks episode is the debute of HBO's Game Of Thrones Season 8. And with Corban having never seen a single episode...

Duration:00:54:44

A Shazam, A Joker, Some Hellboy and A Bevy Of Clowns

4/9/2019
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With the release of Shazam topping the box office Playground gives their thoughts and review of the movie. They try and gleen any possible nuggets from the latest Avengers: End Game trailer. Corban gives a brief history of both Hellboy and a Joker origins explanation. Everyone shares excitement over the new trailer from DC for the upcoming Joaquin Phoenix 'The Joker' movie. And nearly but not quite forgotten...a top/Mark 5 of BEST Clowns regardless of genre.

Duration:00:54:40

More Shazam Than Anyone Should Know & The Future Looks Bright For The DC Universe

4/2/2019
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With Corban BACK in the fold and Joe OUT the guys find out what had Corban on the sidelines last week and then get into preparation for this week's box office release of DC's SHAZAM with a brief history of the character. The Mark 5 list is best Underdogs which somehow Corban managed to mess up. And lastly the guys talk about where they feel the DC Universe is headed and how things are being perceived thus far.

Duration:00:55:52

Cinematic & Comic Universe March Bracketology

3/28/2019
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In celebration of March Madness the guys constructed their own 32 "team" tournament bracket of beloved characters from the cinematic & comic/super-hero landscape and then debated the merits (or lack of) each entrant to determine a very UN-scientific champion!

Duration:00:59:03

BONUS: An Extra Mark 5 Top 5, What Ifs

3/25/2019
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We get ALL of the guys best “What If” ideas... Well... Almost all of them.

Duration:00:12:18

What if this whole episode is about cereal?

3/21/2019
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Last week’s audio issue with the Chickmunks. Donny gets angry at comedy and Norm Macdonald fires back. What ifs of what ifs... Great fans make the best comic book stories and the best podcasts (hopefully)! Frank wins again, Joe barely finishes a sentence. The guys talk cereal and we find out Zack is Grape Nuts. Frank tries another game. Corban goes the wrong way on the Batpoll.

Duration:00:59:09

BONUS: Mystery Box Unboxing: A Corban Redemption Story

3/15/2019
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Donny’s outta the bag! It’s Christmastime in Corban’s mind. Adonnis changes the game again. The guys react to The Dark Phoenix trailer and it gets pretty weird pretty quickly. The Hellboy you say! This Geek in History on Helium. Wonder Woman, just for Marissa.

Duration:00:53:28

Back to the DC Universe

3/14/2019
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Donny’s Gone Wild and he refuses to listen to what was supposed to be a brief history of Doom Patrol. Reactions: The Mark 5 Top 5 ways to annoy Frank. Rip…Offs? Corban, Adonnis, and Joe are equally crushed by poll results.

Duration:01:00:37

Captain Marvel Recap

3/8/2019
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The crew went to see "Captain Marvel" and talked about it... with almost no spoilers. Special Guest Ashley Maul.

Duration:00:24:35

The Confusing Life of the Captains Marvel

3/7/2019
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Corban and Adonnis are back and Donny ain’t mad about it. Joe gives a history of Captain Marvel (or at least he tries to between Frank’s interruptions). Frank Caliendo tries a new game and gets Flerken frustrated. Even with Zack cheating, somehow, they still all manage to lose.

Duration:01:02:21

Dear Corban and Adonnis, We Missed You

2/28/2019
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With Corban sick and Adonnis having to work late at the last second... Frank puts the rest of the guys in roles outside of their wheelhouses... some of it works (Zack and alter ego names)... some of it doesn’t... and some of it’s just Donny being Donny.

Duration:01:03:42

Time Traveling Umbrella Baseball Movie Academy

2/21/2019
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Frank Caliendo starts out playing with dolls after his online “Corbanning” experience... Corban gets mad at baseball movies... Adonis goes all Mortal Kombat on the crew... oh... and we think Donny had a rant where he got happier as it progressed. What? Exactly. Also... top 5 time travel movies; and some that Zack just thinks are time travel movies. ​

Duration:01:12:14

Fan Theories, A rant... or 2... and the 500 Dollar Mistake

2/14/2019
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They guys clear up some stuff from last week, hits some news stories, Donnie at the zoo? Corban makes a (really bad) deal... and Adonnis make us all think.

Duration:01:25:15

Hanna-Barbara’s Dark Knight Trivia Endgame Rant

2/7/2019
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Endgame is a figment of Juliet’s imagination, Batman who?, and the ballad of Nicolas Kim Coppola. Plus Donny’s rant... create-a-hero and Juliet is the Trivia Master

Duration:01:10:27