Nick and Greg are back to explore another piece of comic book media. In this case, it's a curious 1974 television movie Wonder Woman! Starring Cathy Lee Crosby and a show-stealing Ricardo Montalbon, this is a different version of Wonder Woman than you've likely encountered, and one rooted in the 1970s! But does it work? Opinions may vary, and at least one Hard-Traveling Fanboy may surprise you with his takes!
Russell and Todd continue DC4U's Green Lantern Month by taking a deep dive into the beginnings of The Four Corpsmen: Hal Jordan, Guy Gardner, John Stewart and Kyle Rayner. Who is the true greatest Green Lantern of them all? Which one is VASTLY different in his debut vs how we know him today? Who makes the best constructs? And what era Four Horsemen fits this crew? Listen and find out and then tell us who's who in your lineup!
Welcome to another edition of This Week in the NFL! Your cohosts the Cowboy and the muscular John D'Amato take you through all the week 10 action and preview the big week 11 matchups. Topics include a breakdown of the phenomenal Monday Night Football game between the Seahawks and Niners, Lamar Jackson's MVP credentials, and the Chiefs' great offense and lack of defense. Enjoy!
This week on Diamond Conversations Chad B sits down for a one on one chat with Executive Vice President and GM of the Fredericksburg Nationals, Nick Hall. The Fred Nats are the Carolina League affiliate of the 2019 World Series Champion Washington Nationals and have recently undergone a franchise transformation recently moving from their longtime home in Prince William County, VA down to historic Fredericksburg, VA where a name change, new stadium and fresh start await them in the 2020 season. I get some inside information on the future of the team's mascot, updates on stadium construction and a few key dates that fans need to know as the Fred Nats embark on their inaugural season of baseball in Spotsylvania County.
Welcome to another edition of This Week in the NFL! Your co- hosts the Cowboy and the immovable object John D'Amato take you through all the week's action. They take a special look back at the Ravens big win over the Patriots and preview Patrick Mahomes' return to action. As always, they provide their predictions and at least two bad jokes each. Enjoy!
In this edition of The Longbook Hunters, Nick and Greg venture into Elseworlds with a look at the 1993 book “The Golden Age” by James Robinson and Paul Smith. This story traces the post-World War II lives of DC Comics’ earliest superheroes, including Green Lantern Alan Scott, Liberty Belle and Johnny Quick. With a cast of dozens (maybe hundreds), it’s a bold and risky book that exposed the Hard-Traveling Fanboys to many new ideas and characters. Does the narrative hold up? Mild-mannered reporters by day, Greg Phillips and Nick Duke share an intense love of comic books that has made them the Hard-Traveling Fanboys.
Fifteen years ago, Geoff Johns paved the way for a new era of great cosmic storytelling at DC Comics with the seminal Green Lantern Rebirth. All these years later and it's still one of the greatest comics Russell or Todd have ever read. It made new fans of nearly everyone who read it, including recurring guest Greg Phillips who joins the guys to talk all about the influence this story had on their fandom. It's a wild trip down memory lane to kick off Green Lantern Month!
Sweet Christmas! This episode takes a concentrated look at roughly one-third of the most-significant of Marvel’s output throughout 1972. The Sarcastic Four (Nick Duke, Tim Capel, Russell Sellers and Todd Weber) talk in depth about a terrible Avengers reunion in issue #100 of that title, Stan Lee's swan song on the Fantastic Four in issues 124-125 of FF, Werewolf by Night's continuing adventures in Marvel Spotlight #4 and his eponymous debut issue, Black Widow's origin and San Francisco shenanigans in Daredevil #88-89, Man-Thing being weird in the pages of Fear 10-11, Luke Cage's origin story in Luke Cage Hero for Hire #1, the Beast's continuing solo escapades in Amazing Adventures 14-15, Spidey, the Human Torch and the X-Men joining together in Marvel Team-Up #3-4, Hulk vs. Havok and Polaris in the Incredible Hulk #150, Amazing Spider-Man meets the Gibbon in Stan Lee's last issues of ASM (110-112), the return of the Defenders in Marvel Feature #3 and what the hell is Night Nurse #1? The boys discuss the contributions of creators Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, Gerry Conway, Steve Englehart, Steve Gerber, John Romita, Barry Smith, Joe Sinnott, Gil Kane, Mike Ploog, Gene Colan and Tom Palmer.
Welcome to the Marvel Age! Each month PTBN Comics’ very own Sarcastic Four (Nick Duke, Tim Capel, Russell Sellers and Todd Weber) take an in-depth,year-by-year look at Marvel Comics’ publishing history, focusing the most significant stories from that year. The team looks at important character debuts, discusses significant comic creators, and places social and historical context of the era onto the books-all culminating in a holistic look at the Marvel Age of Comics.
Diamond Conversations Episode 3 welcomes Author Chris Donnelly. Chris's book "Doc, Donnie, the Kid, and Billy Brawl" focuses on the 1985 New York baseball season, a season that would set the table for the following year and the magical 1986 Mets but also one for the Yankees that would prove to be a very successful but also quite tumultuous campaign for the Bronx Bombers. Nearly 15 years prior to the 2000 Subway Series match up, the 85 Mets and Yankees were on a collision course for October glory but how did both teams fall short? That story and more is covered in this episode of Diamond Conversations.
Welcome to This Week in the NFL! Your co-hosts the Cowboy and the suave John D'Amato take you through all the Week 9 action. The recap the Cardinals/Niners game from Thursday night and take a look ahead to all the big games coming up on Sunday. Enjoy!
In Fix It or Nix It, Nick and Greg will tackle the worst of the worst in comic book movies — box office bombs, critical duds and movies that left fans scratching their heads. But rather than simply pile on the critiques of these stinkers, the boys are challenged to fix these movies and turn them into something watchable. This month, they turn their attention to the much-maligned box office disaster known as Josh Trank's Fantastic Four. Is there any way to save this serious, gritty take on the fantastic?
Let's go through time, and see how far back we got scared or started screaming. From Nosferatu to Frankenstein to the Blob (Not the Five Blobs) to the Conjuring and everything in between, horror has been in pop culture for decades. Join Scott Criscuolo & Jennifer Smith as they travel through time to see the highs and lows of horror in the movies, from the Universal Monster-Verse to Europe to the Exorcist and beyond. It's a great journey for any horror movie fan of any level, so sit back and enjoy!
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