Category Archives: Casual Comics Cast
In the vein of our popular “Secret Wars” series recap, we’re talking about the comic series that inspired the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s “Captain America: Civil War”.
This 7-issue mini-series published in 1999 ignited the debate on “who watches the watchmen” in Marvel Comics, as a tragic event leads to attempted government regulation on the actions of super-powered individuals.
The series features almost every Marvel hero (and villain) including Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man, the New Avengers, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, and the Thunderbolts!
And now we’ve read it – so you don’t have to!
Join us as we review Marvel’s Civil War!
I cannot believe how excited I am for the premiere of WandaVision on Disney+. So excited that it’s awakened my passion to update this blog with podcast news.
In our latest episode, we cover some key comics that are sure to tie into the TV show, and serve as a beginner’s guide to Vision and the Scarlet Witch. Listen in, and you’ll hear why this Synthozoid and Mutant couple moving to the suburbs of Jersey made me a stark-raving Marvel fan and colored my view of comics for decades to come.
If the trailers are any indication, the Marvel mini-series from the 80s will serve as a guide for this TV series, and I could not be happier. Listen in as we discuss:
X-men 4 – The Origin of the Scarlet Witch
Vision and the Scarlet Witch (1982) #1-4 – The couple takes leave from the Avengers to live in wedded bliss… but with some family complications, ending in a big comics reveal on the true family tree of the Scarlet Witch!
Join us on the Casual Comics Cast, won’t you?
We’re back with another podcast and a discussion of everyone’s favorite mutant squad: The X-Men
On this episode, we discuss our favorite X-Men characters and review:
Giant Size X-Men #1 (1975) – the introduction of the “new” X-Men that we all know and love.
Astonishing X-Men vol. 1 (1995) by Joss Whedon – a more modern take on the X-Men from the fan favorite creator.
Plus, we talk about which of our X-Men are our favorites and play an X-Men version of “Date, Marry, Kill”.
We hope you’ll join us from your favorite podcast platform or at the link below.
In this episode, we’re talking about the new trailer for THE BATMAN with Timmy Hall, host of the Buckeye Show on 97.1 the Fan.
Topics discussed include:
- The Batman Trailer
- The seminal comic book, The Killing Joke
- The previous Batman films from – Nolan, Burton, and yes – even the Schumacher films.
And, Timmy Hall selects his Marvel Cinematic Universe All-Star squad – the top 5 heroes he’d want at his back if he had to face down Thanos in a rematch.
Wow – that SDCC at Home hangover lasted longer than I expected. Not to worry faithful fans. We’re back and stronger than ever with a new podcast exploring the world of DC’s Scarlet Speedster – The FLASH!
We’re seeking the answer to the age-old question – who is faster, Superman or The Flash.
Plus, we’ve got a discussion of the most famous villains in Flash’s Rogues Gallery.
Classic comics that we read this week are:
Superman #199, “Superman’s Race with The Flash”
And, The Flash #175, “The Race to the End of the Universe”
Join us for this race across the globe (and beyond)!
And, there’s plenty of the general silliness you’ve come to know and love.
As San Diego Comic Con (at Home Edition) comes to an end, we recap the highs and lows of the final two days.
In addition, we’re joined by Thom Zahler, creator of the acclaimed comic series “Love and Capes” for an interview regarding his SDCC experiences, his comics inspirations, and what’s next for him in the world of comics.
You can find more about Thom at his website: https://thomzahler.squarespace.com/
You can hear the podcast at the link below (or on your favorite podcast app)!
On part two of our SDCC At Home coverage, we talk about the highlights from Thursday and Friday. There were some pretty great panels, and you can still check them out online.
Plus, we are super-happy to be joined by Dan Davis, creator of All Luck Comics!
Dan talks to us about the creation of the book, his inspirations, and the status of the upcoming second issue of All Luck Comics. He’s in the middle of an indiegogo fundraiser for the second issue of All Luck Comics. You can finally get a print version of issue #1 and help support the publication of issue #2. Plus, in true indiegogo fashion, there are a ton of goodies available based on your level of support, including some beautiful variant covers.
Listen to the podcast here:
And Support Dan’s Indiegogo campaign below:
Day 1 (and a half) of San Diego Comic Con 2020 is in the bag, and it’s a real treat to have these panels available for a virtual con experience.
On the latest podcast, Michael and I talk about the “must have” surrounding experiences for an honest-to-goodness virtual convention. You’ll never be able to replicate the experience of standing in line for three hours to hope for a glimpse of Don Cheadle in Hall H, but there are some things you definitely can do to enhance your own “at home” Comic Con experience.
In addition, we talk about some of the panels we’ve already seen, including the sure to be hilarious upcoming comedy series “Truth Seekers”, starring Nick Frost and Simon Pegg – debuting on Amazon Prime Video this fall. \
We hope you’ll join us this weekend. With only about 100k passes issued this year, SDCC is one of the hardest tickets to get, so to be real, this is the closest some people will ever get to experience the glory of SDCC.
All panels are available for viewing on YouTube after they air, so if there’s something you missed, there’s still time for you to grab a pretzel dog, camp out on your carpet, and enjoy the fun!
Plus, as promised, here’s another flashback cosplay from an SDCC from years gone by.
On this episode, Michael and I are joined by our resident DC Comics “expert”, Ryan as we try and get our arms around Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey.
- We’re covering TV, comics, and movies with discussions on:
- The most recent DC Comic “Birds of Prey” one-shot, written by Brian Azzarello
- The confusingly (re-)named movie “Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey”
- And, “Joker’s Favor”, the first appearance of Harley Quinn, which happened on the TV show, “Batman: The Animated Series”
We’re discussing all these and more, so settle in and enjoy the show.
Hoo-boy! I can’t believe we made it. Marvel’s Secret Wars was a seminal mini-series in the 80s that shaped comics (and comic book culture) for years to come. In this episode, we finish up our coverage of the comic with a review of issues #10-12 of the classic story.
With a double-sized final issue and a recap of “Who’s Who”, “What’s Next”, and the series MVP (including a fantasy football-style draft of our own Secret Wars lineups), this episode is jam-packed with Marvel Comics goodness.
So sit back, and we hope you’ll enjoy our final recap of SECRET WARS!