Comic Geek Speak Podcast - The Best Comic Book Pod

Comic Geek Speak Podcast - The Best Comic Book Pod

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Comic Geek Speak is the best podcast about comic books for fans and new readers alike. Put together by a group of life-long comic geeks, it's 4-5 hours a week of comic book history, current comic news, and a general look at the industry. In addition to all the latest in comics talk, the show also features creator interviews, listener responses, contests, and trivia, lots of trivia. So listen in and experience all the joys of a Wednesday afternoon at the comic shop, from the comfort of your own headphones.


1631 - Previews  

Let there be Previews! We go through the November catalog for items shipping to stores beginning in January. (1:22:11)

1630 - Doctor Strange Movie Review  

The moons of Munnopor have come into alignment, and it's time for the CGS review of the phantasmagorical feature film Doctor Strange! The Geeks enter into astral communion (also called 'Skype') to share their thoughts on plot, character, and above all, visual effects in Marvel's latest blockbuster. Fire up your All-Seeing iPod of Agamotto and feel the magic! (1:10:17)

1629 - Comic Talk  

Ian Levenstein of the Comic Timing podcast sticks with us for a second session this week, this time just to shoot the breeze in one of our any-old-topic-you-like Comic Talk discussions. Included: scary tales of Halloween Comic-Fest 2016 at Wildpig Comics; a critical look at mass-media celebrity signings at comic conventions; spoiler-free early thoughts on the Dr. Strange movie and the Cage Netflix series; and a salute to the late Steve Dillon. Plus TV talk, reading recommendations, and general merriment. Remember, you can't spell 'levity' without several of the letters found in 'Levenstein'! (1:26:09)

1628 - Top 5 Underappreciated Creators  

Our old friend Ian Levenstein of the Comic Timing podcast joins us to talk about a triply-tremendous Top Five topic of his own devising! It's our opportunity to show a little extra love and recognition to a few writers and artists whom we feel have been overlooked and/or misunderstood by fandom at large. Totally subjective, of course, but totally satisfying! Don't miss it! (1:55:34)

1627 - Story Time with Uncle Sal  

Uncle Sal fans, start Sal-ivating! You're in for over two hours of Chicago's favorite son gabbin' with the CGS guys about the changing face of Alex Ross Art, the insanity of exhibiting at SDCC and NYCC, the still-greater insanity of being a parent at Walt Disney World, and buckets of bonus brain-droppings besides! Mature Listeners Only!! (2:18:11)

1626 - The October 2016 Previews for items in shops in December 2016  

Time once again to go through the Previews catalog. This is the October 2016 catalog for items shipping to stores in December 2016. (1:08:23)

1625 - The 2016 NYCC Tapes with Tom King, Katie Cook, Shawna Benson, Julie Benson, and more  

Pants went to this year's New York ComicCon and brought back some interviews for this episode. He speaks with Tom King, Katie Cook, Eric Nolen-Weathington, Shawna Benson, and Julie Benson. Plus a 'Pants on the Street' with everyone's favorite inebriated Avenger. (1:00:11)

1624.5  - Behind the Scenes on 1624  

As some of the Geeks prepare for the New York Comic Con, we take a break and present a behind the scenes listen into the goings on before and after a CGS recording. (25:44)

1624 - Off the Racks: Deathstroke Rebirth #1, Kill or Be Killed #1, & Superwoman #1  

This month we're bringing you murderous vigilantism (Image's Kill or Be Killed), conscientious contract killing (DC's Deathstroke), and tried-and-true superheroics (DC's Superwoman), all spiced up with just a dash of RIOS! Plus bonus reviews, and a brief discussion about what made the Bronze Age of Comics great. (1:47:54)

1623 - Spotlight on The Invincible Iron Man in the Silver Age  

Our sizzlin' series of Silver Age Spotlights on Mighty Marvel mainstays continues with a look at the Invincible Iron Man! Head engineer Chris Eberle lays out the schematics of the first five years of Iron Man stories: the supporting cast, the nefarious foes, the Cold War propagandism ('COMMIES!'), the high-tech armor with its various upgrades, and the tortured, ingenious human being at the center of it all, 'cool exec with a heart of steel' Tony Stark. Includes a quick, nostalgic nod to the 1966 Iron Man cartoon! (2:56:40)

1622 - Previews and a chat with Steve Bryant  

Previews time again! We go through the September catalog for items shipping to stores beginning in November. We also talk with Steve Bryant about 'Athena Voltaire and the Volcano Goddess'. (1:49:12)

Happy 50th Birthday Jamie D.  

A collection of remarks and reminiscences--some silly, some somber, all sincere--from the friends, fans, and family of our departed comrade, Jamie D, on the occasion of his 50th birthday. Plus some vintage audio clips of the Shiznit himself. The pimp hand remains strong! (1:48:57)

1621 - Comic Talk - Improv Edition  

We got Comic Talk--right here on Comic Geek Speak!--with a capital 'C' and that rhymes with 'P' and that stands for Peter Rios, who joins us on this episode for a lively chat about about our recent CGS group outing to see his production of 'The Music Man'! After that, we engage in a bit of Shop Talk and Con Talk, congratulate Tom King, mourn Gene Wilder, question whether rumors of 'the death of comics journalism' might be greatly exaggerated, and just generally let it alllll hang out. See what good can come of our original episode plans falling through! (56:55)

1620 - Off the Racks: BBoP Rebirth #1, Betty & Veronica #1, and Faith #1  

It's Ladies' Month (oh, what a month!) for Off the Racks, as the Geeks analyze three July releases featuring female protagonists: Betty & Veronica #1 from Archie, Faith (ongoing) #1 from Valiant, and Batgirl & The Birds of Prey: Rebirth #1 from DC. Plus bonus reviews, and a Muddle the Murd! (1:11:52)

1619 - Comic Talk  

TV shows continuing on in comics; the 46th edition of the Overstreet Price Guide; spoiler-filled talk on Ghostbusters, Star Trek Beyond, Batman: The Killing Joke movie, and Batman vs Superman ultimate edition. All these topics and more tonight on Comic Geek Speak. (1:16:14)

1618 - Previews  

If you say it three times it will appear - Previews, Previews, Previews! Time to go through the August catalog for items shipping to stores starting in October. (1:18:23)

1617 - Off the Racks: Civil War II #0-1, Future Quest #1, et al.  

A double-stuffed catch-up round of Off the Racks, giving overdue attention to select releases from May and June: DC's Future Quest #1, Valiant's 4001 AD #1, IDW's Tales from the Darkside #1, and issues #0 and #1 of Marvel's Civil War II event miniseries. (1:10:53)

1616 - 2016 San Diego ComicCon Recap  

The Con-of-all-Cons has come and gone, and Pants was there! Hear the full account of his experiences at Comic-Con International 2016 in San Diego, interspersed with news items and announcements from the con. Plus a sidebar (with SPOILERS) on the controversial Batman: The Killing Joke animated movie, and a can't-miss 'Pants on the Floor' with Julie Benson and good ol' Uncle Sal. (The secret word is 'Stegron'!) (1:26:11)

1615 - Previews  

It's Previews time! We go through the July catalog for items shipping to stores beginning in September. (1:37:58)

1614 - Spotlight on The Mighty Thor in the Silver Age  

Whosoever downloads this podcast, if they be worthy, shall possess the knowledge of... Thor in the Silver Age! Chris Eberle spins the titanic tale of how Jack Kirby, Stan Lee and friends permanently expanded the definition of what superhero characters and stories could be, by incorporating the ancient mythology of the Norsemen into the modern mythology of Marvel Comics. Hearken to the origins of Marvel's Mighty Thor, his fabled homeland of Asgard, and his friends, foes, and family, and wonder at his earliest adventures, which take him from the streets of New York to the furthest reaches of space! Cosmic grandeur awaits! (3:02:02)

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