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A weekly show hosted by a diverse crew of sarcastic fanboys, centered on comic book reviews, recommendations, artist spotlights, and interviews with industry professionals.

A weekly show hosted by a diverse crew of sarcastic fanboys, centered on comic book reviews, recommendations, artist spotlights, and interviews with industry professionals.

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United States

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A weekly show hosted by a diverse crew of sarcastic fanboys, centered on comic book reviews, recommendations, artist spotlights, and interviews with industry professionals.

Language:

English

Contact:

9047104820


Episodes

The Mandalorian Review, Season 2 Episode 5: "The Jedi"

11/30/2020
Lars joins the crew to recap the highly anticipated episode that is Chapter 13, of The Mandalorian. This episode contains SPOILERS! The Mandalorian finally makes contact with the Jedi, Ahsoka Tano, but finds himself in the middle of a confrontation between the Jedi and the Imperial Magistrate, Morgan Elsbeth. In order to get the proper training for the Child, he must help Ahsoka free the city of Calodan. Support the show to receive access to bonus episodes, early access, merch, and other...

Duration:00:58:11

Ep.304 - Swamp Thing: Earth to Earth (Comic Spotlight)

11/25/2020
Ashley picked this week's comic spotlight topic: Issues #52-#53 of the 1982 Swamp Thing comic series, by Alan Moore, Rick Veitch, and John Totleben. It's a tale of mayhem as Swamp Thing heads to Gotham City in search of his spouse, Abby, who is on the run for crimes against nature. The Swamp Thing crosses paths with Batman once again in an all-out battle for Gotham City and Abby! Other topics covered: JLA Snyder Cut, the HBO Max Green Lantern series, and Wonder Woman 1984 release (00:59:10)...

Duration:01:32:52

The Mandalorian Review, Season 2 Episode 4: "The Seige"

11/23/2020
The Mandalorian returns to his friends Greef and Cara on Nevarro for repairs on his ship but is talked into blowing up an old imperial base. Little to everyone's knowledge there is a lot more taking place at the base. Cesar is back to chat about the fourth episode (Chapter 12) , and gives a surprising predication for the next episode. This episode contains SPOILERS! Support the show to receive access to bonus episodes like our new series, Pilots License, a Patreon exclusive spin-off devoted...

Duration:00:41:30

Ep.303 - The Punisher: Return to Big Nothing (Comic Spotlight)

11/18/2020
This week's comic spotlight is about the 1989 Epic Graphic Novel (an imprint of Marvel Comics): The Punisher: Return to Big Nothing, by Steven Grant & Mike Zeck. This comic was suggested by a patron of the show, and follows Frank Castle's run-in with an old sergeant that takes him back to his Vietnam days - but this time they're on opposite sides! Other topics include: DC Comic layoffs (00:49:53) & Champion Season segment (00:55:35) Support the show to receive access to bonus episodes...

Duration:01:11:36

The Mandalorian Review, Season 2 Episode 3: "The Heiress"

11/16/2020
The Mandalorian finds himself braving the high seas alongside some unexpected allies who reveal more things about his Mandalorian heritage. And with so many Easter Eggs & references to cover, we invited two of our favorite Star Wars correspondents to chat about the third episode (Chapter 11) of the new season of The Mandalorian, "The Heiress". This episode contains SPOILERS! Support the show to receive access to bonus episodes like our new series, Pilots License, a Patreon exclusive...

Duration:00:54:07

BONUS: Spider-Man Unlimited (Pilots License Ep #1)

11/11/2020
We're proud to present the debut of our new ongoing bonus series: Pilots License, a Patreon exclusive spin-off devoted to comic book cartoons and animated shows This episode features Badr & Drew discussing the debut episode of the Spider-Man Unlimited cartoon (available on Disney +), a short-lived series that only lasted from 1999-2001, and spawned an even shorter five-issue comic series Pilots License episode #2 drops this week on Patreon, and features the full crew talking about Batman:...

Duration:00:57:26

The Mandalorian Review, Season 2 Episode 2: "The Passenger"

11/9/2020
We cover the second episode (Chapter 10) of the new season of The Mandalorian, "The Passenger". The Mandalorian must ferry a passenger with precious cargo on a risky journey. This episode contains SPOILERS! Support the show to receive access to bonus episodes like our new series, Pilots License, a Patreon exclusive spin-off devoted to comic book cartoons/animated series. #makemineshortbox Gotham City Limit sponsors the show! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/theshortbox)

Duration:00:39:09

Ep.302 - Batman: Mad Love (Comic Spotlight)

11/3/2020
Batman: Mad Love is next up to receive our comic spotlight treatment. It's the 1994 Eisner Award-winning comic by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm, set in the continuity of Batman: The Animated Series, and features the origin of the Joker's girlfriend, Harley Quinn. Other topics include: Short Box Fan-mail (01:04:38) & Champion Season (01:12:40) This episode was recorded at Darby's Dungeon! Support the show to receive access to bonus episodes like our new series, Pilots License, a Patreon...

Duration:01:33:08

The Mandalorian Review, Season 2 Episode 1: "The Marshall"

11/2/2020
Taking a break from our usual comic -themed topics, we're covering the first episode (Chapter 9) of the new season of The Mandalorian, "The Marshall". The episode stars Pedro Pascal as the Mandalorian, a lone bounty hunter on the run with "The Child", in search of other Mandalorians to help him return the Child to his people. This episode contains SPOILERS! We'll be attempting to cover every episode of the new series, so stay tuned to the podcast feed for future episodes! Support the show...

Duration:00:46:21

Ep.301 - Urban Animal w/Justin Jordan Interview

10/28/2020
Justin Jordan's (Luther Strode, Reaver, Green Lantern) popular Webtoons series, Urban Animal, is seeing print for the first time! It's the story about a normal kid who finds out he's not so normal when he turns into a sabertooth tiger. Justin called in to chat about the Kickstarter campaign, the series' Webtoons origin, his thoughts on the direct market, advice for aspiring comic writers, and his ideal Luther Strode casting. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/theshortbox)

Duration:01:16:15

#300 Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (Comic Spotlight)

10/21/2020
This is it, our milestone 300th episode! Not only do we discuss Venom's first full appearance in the iconic Amazing Spider-Man #300, but past guests, friends of the show, and some mystery patrons call in to celebrate with us (00:55:58). Other topics include: Fan-mail (01:00:50), Champion Season (01:11:33), and a few heartfelt words on what you can expect in the next season (01:27:30). Thank you for making this possible, Short Box Nation. Support the show...

Duration:01:37:15

Road to 300: The Stranger (Flashback to Episode #1)

10/14/2020
This is the last stop on our road to 300 before we drop our landmark show, next week. Here is a remastered version of the episode that started it all, the first episode of the Short Box from December 2012, starring the OG crew talking about the infamous Amazing Spider-Man #700 leak and bonding over their Jerome Opena man-crush. This episode also includes a special bonus segment featuring an outtake from our upcoming 300th episode (00:43:20). Support the show...

Duration:00:52:38

Ep.299 - Octobriana 1976 w/Jim Rugg (Interview)

10/7/2020
Comic book artist and illustrator, Jim Rugg (Afrodiasiac, Street Angel,PLAIN Janes), joins us to talk about his new comic, Octobriana 1976, the world's first fluorescent black light comic, and the success of Cartoonist Kayfabe, TMNT, teaching visual narrative, and answers some questions from the Kayfabe Community. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/theshortbox)

Duration:01:23:39

Ep.298 - Hellboy: Wolves of St. August (Comic Spotlight)

9/30/2020
We're reviewing Mike Mignola's first solo-written Hellboy story, The Wolves of St. August, as suggested by our patrons. Everyone's favorite occult investigator travels to the Balkans to find it decimated by angry ghosts and an associate murdered by a living werewolf, thanks to a 780-yr-old curse that’s been put on the town. Other topics include: Fan mail (01:01:48) & Champion Season segment (01:16:23) Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/theshortbox)

Duration:01:33:54

Road to 300: From One to Loki (Flashback Episode)

9/16/2020
Our road to 300 begins now! We're revisiting key episodes from the Short Box saga, starting with a remastered version of the first episode featuring the crew you know today. Originally released as "Ep.134 From One to Loki", this episode also happens be Ashley's debut as a full time host! Throwback topics include: 2016 E3 hype, Dark Knight 3, and an introduction to Ashley and her comic picks. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/theshortbox)

Duration:01:16:18

Ep.297 - New Mutants: Demon Bear Saga (Comic Spotlight)

9/9/2020
The crew have an in depth discussion about the comic book series that inspired the New Mutants movie, the "Demon Bear Saga" (10:32). Ed shares his thoughts on the movie's adaptation (1:02:45) and everyone pays respect to Chadwick Boseman (1:21:30). Hear our full New Mutants movie review here Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/theshortbox)

Duration:01:57:25

Ep.296 - Lion Forge w/Desiree Rodriguez (Interview)

9/2/2020
Desiree Rodriguez, an Eisner award-winning editor, and comic writer, stops by to chat about her role at Lion Forge comics, working with Gail Simone on Catalyst Prime: Seven Days, where she sees the industry going, and how her Latinx heritage has played a part in her journey. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/theshortbox)

Duration:01:13:04

BONUS EPISODE: Free Comic Book Day 2020 (Live Interviews)

8/26/2020
This episode was recorded live at Gotham City Limit's Free Comic Book Day event. Badr interviewed fans in attendance and the staff about the FCBD offerings, and DC Fandome movie trailers like The Batman, Wonder Woman 1984, Justice League #Snydercut, and the Suicide Squad sequel. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/theshortbox)

Duration:00:29:24

Ep.295 - Top Five Comic Artist Debate

8/19/2020
The crew share their personal top five comic artist list (22:40) and discuss the DC layoffs and Jim Lee's response (55:58). Bets are wagered on the outcome of this year's superhero movies: New Mutants, Black Widow, or Wonder Woman 1984 (1:08:45), and Cesar turns in his Hamilton & Southern Bastards homework (08:06) Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/theshortbox)

Duration:01:48:41

"Simpsons Is Greater Than" Pilot Episode w/ Yeardley Smith

8/12/2020
The Short Box is excited to premiere the pilot episode of the Bart of Darkness' upcoming podcast debut: Simpsons Is Greater Than, a show about the cultural impact of the Simpsons. Press play to listen to Warren's interview with Yeardley Smith, the iconic voice actress of Lisa Simpson. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/theshortbox)

Duration:01:04:29