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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 - 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


Arc Reactions - 74 - Green River Killer

6/4/2017
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We cover Green River Killer: A True Detective Story from writer Jeff Jensen and artist Jonathon Case. This graphic novel from Dark Horse Comics covers the the story of Tom Jensen as he spent 20 years searching for and working to convict Gary Ridgeway, the Green River Killer. We talk about the stylistic choices of the comic, serial killers, and more. TALKING POINTS ------------------------ Stylistic choices (12:03) Out of order storytelling (17:54) The Cops (21:20) Psychology of the...

Duration: 00:54:17


Arc Reactions - 73 - Baker Street Peculiars

5/14/2017
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Dylan and John cover Baker Street Peculiars from Kaboom studios. We talk about the good, the bad, and the incarnations of Sherlock Holmes that we have seen and read. BAD THINGS ------------------ The mystery (10:02) Rajani's threats to leave the group (13:38) Amount of British slang (14:50) GOOD THINGS -------------------- Cast of Characters (17:26) Lessons and Messages (19:06) Presentation of the book (21:26) The Villain (25:51) Additional...

Duration: 00:39:31


Arc Reactions - 72 - Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (film)

5/7/2017
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SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! We talk about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 from Marvel Studios with our good friend Cade Reynolds. We talk about what we liked and what we didn't in the latest film from Marvel. As Mentioned ----------------- Why Marvel Movie Music is Unremarkable Arc Reactions - S13 - Guardians of the Galaxy (film) If you would like to download the episode, right click and Save As ARP-72-GuardiansVol2.mp3 Our next episode will be Arc Reactions - 73 - Baker...

Duration: 00:34:39


Arc Reactions - 71 - Iron Fist (Netflix)

4/16/2017
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SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! We talk about the Netflix Iron Fist series and discuss the characters, the fights, the pacing, and what might be coming next. If you would like to download the episode, right click and Save As ARP-71-IronFist.mp3 Our next episode will be Arc Reactions - 72 - Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 on May 7th. We want to thank Packie Wambaugh for composing our intro and outro music selections. We are also now on Comics Podcast Network. Please...

Duration: 01:10:54


Arc Reactions - 70 - Kaijumax Season 1

4/2/2017
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WARNING! In this episode we talk about a sexual assault scene in Issue 4 of this story. We will provide a trigger warning before we begin talking about it and our show notes will have the time stamps of when we start talking about it and when we finish talking about it. Kaijumax is a story about giant monsters (Kaiju) that are imprisoned on an island with guards who can grow into giant superheros. We talk about the world building, the tone of the book, the humor, and more. BAD...

Duration: 00:55:18


Arc Reactions - 69 - Power Rangers (film)

3/26/2017
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SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! We cover the Power Rangers reboot by Haim Saban on this episode. We take a nostalgia trip back to our childhoods when we watched the show. Does the movie live up to the hype? What did we like about it? What did we dislike? Check out the episode and see what we think. If you would like to download the episode, right click and Save As ARP-69-PowerRangers.mp3 Our next episode will be Arc Reactions - 70 - Kaijumax Season 1 next week. We want to...

Duration: 01:00:04


Arc Reactions - 68 - Logan (film)

3/19/2017
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SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! Dylan and John discuss Logan, the latest film from Fox. This is the last film featuring Hugh Jackman as the Wolverine. Did he go out with a bang? How was X-23? We talk about this and more. If you would like to download the episode, right click and Save As ARP-68-Logan.mp3 Our next episode will be Arc Reactions - 69 - Power Rangers (film) next week. We want to thank Packie Wambaugh for composing our intro and outro music selections. We are also...

Duration: 00:41:11


Arc Reactions - 67 - ECCC 2017 Recap

3/12/2017
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Dylan and John discuss Emerald City Comicon 2017 and share their experiences with the event. We talk about panels we saw, people we chatted with, and what Reed Pop is doing well and where we could see some improvement. AS MENTIONED ----------------------- Stan Lee honored for his military service Our next podcast will be Logan (film) on March 19th. We are also on Comics Podcast Network. Please go over there and check out our section as well as some of the other podcasts they host. We...

Duration: 00:59:44


Arc Reactions 66 - Spawn

3/5/2017
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Arc Reactions Podcast goes back to 1992 to cover Spawn, issues 1-5. We take a look at one of the iconic characters from the 1990s comic boom. We talk about the comic, the animated series, and a little bit about the movie. Talking points -------------- BAD THINGS ----------- The Violator (2:10) Story (4:22) GOOD THINGS ------------ Spawn's Family storyline (10:18) Devil (Malebolgia) (12:33) The two cops (14:47) NEUTRAL THINGS ------------------------- Spawn...

Duration: 00:35:16


Arc Reactions - 65 - Torchlight Lullaby

2/5/2017
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Talking Points ------------------ Story (4:00) Characters (8:14) Art (17:24) Metaphor (18:05) Message (25:53) AS MENTIONED ----------------------- John was wrong about the Radio vs. the Martians episode he mentioned. It was about Don Bluth and not Ralph Bakshi, but its still a great episode to listen to. Radio vs. the Martian - 25 - There Will Be No Second Disney Our next podcast will be Spawn by Todd McFarlane on March 5th. We are also on Comics Podcast Network. Please go...

Duration: 00:49:51


ARP - 64 - Alias

1/1/2017
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Alias is the comic that introduces Jessica Jones to the Marvel universe. We cover the whole series in this episode. This comic has some unique elements that we really enjoyed, but also has some flaws that we talk about. TALKING POINTS ------------------------ BAD THINGS ------------------ Purple Man (8:24) GOOD THINGS -------------------- Jessica Jones (24:24) The series tries some different things (28:44) The story is messy (38:35) Snark (43:49) OTHER...

Duration: 00:58:13

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