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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

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

Super Bowl, Super Man, Soup or Salad? ​

1/31/2019
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After once again talking way too much before the show starts... the guys get to their Super bowl trailer predictions and discuss Netflix Marvel shows. Then... Donny goes on a rant? Corban Talks about Superman Reign of the Supermen. Joe Talks about his Own Superhero creation/story. Juliet makes the guys question their Marvel Movie knowledge. And... a whole lot more! ​

Duration:01:23:10

Looking Glass

1/25/2019
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Frank Caliendo and the Comic Playground Podcast crew discuss M. Night Shyamalan's new film, Glass; Frank's daughter stops by to breakdown the new Spider-Man trailer; Black Panther goes to the Oscars; Batman Beyond turns 20, and much, much more! In this episode, we welcome new Comic Playground podcast member Joe Newcomer! JosephDNewcomer.com Join Facebook group “Friends and Supporters of Author Joseph D. Newcomer” Facebook Author Page El Camino Blue now available on Amazon:...

Duration:01:14:14

Ep4: Ace Comic Con Recap

1/23/2019
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Frank Caliendo and The Comic Playground Podcast guys break down their experiences at Ace Comic Con in Arizona; Donny dishes on Turtles; Frank talks about meeting Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Todd McFarlane; and Much more!!

Duration:01:08:03

Ep3: Origin Stories - Donny, Adonnis & Justin

1/22/2019
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In episode #3, Frank Caliendo & Brandon Boney spend some time learning about stats assassin Donny & and the artistic mind of Adonnis. Then Justin pops in from off camera to talk Endgame theories.

Duration:00:40:29

Ep2: Origin Stories - Zack & Corban

1/16/2019
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In episode #2, Frank Caliendo & Brandon Boney spend some time learning more about Zack's inherited "tub" collection of comic books and Corban's comic book influences.

Duration:00:47:47

Ep1: Origin Stories - Brandon & Joe

1/8/2019
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EPISODE 1 - ORIGIN STORIES - BRANDON & JOE Podcast Starts/Frank talks/Brandon talks Brandon Origin Story Comic Jargon discussion X-Men Discussion Back into Comics/Comic Jargon/Impressions Intro to next Guest Commercial Break/Set up for Joe BREAK Show Starts Back Up/Joe Introduction/Joe Interview Joe Comic Collection Weapon H Discussion Favorite Comic for Joe/Best Comic Discussion Comic Playground Plugs

Duration:00:45:08