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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #191: Off the Page — CW’s Crisis on Infinite Earths (parts 1-3)

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #191: Off the Page — CW’s Crisis on Infinite Earths (parts 1-3)

December 12, 2019

Wing-It Month continues as the HTF offer up a lengthy review/recap of the first three parts of the CW's ambitious Arrowverse crossover event Crisis on Infinite Earths! Greg and Nick offer their thoughts on how the event is shaping up more than halfway through, from surprising cameos and shocking twists to heartwarming and heartbreaking farewells. Hear from them about how this may be greatest the superhero television event of them all!

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.

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #190: Off the Page — Spider-Man Unlimited

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #190: Off the Page — Spider-Man Unlimited

December 6, 2019

The boys are back in the studio and revisiting a topic from the days of yore. Several years ago, the Hard-Traveling Fanboys penned a column looking at the first two episodes of the ill-fated 1999 cartoon Spider-Man Unlimited. Now, more than five years later, they're looking to the END of that series to see if it improved. From the High AF Evolutionary and his Knights of Wundagore to Counter-Mary Jane, from sym-by-otes to a literal Shit Storm, it's a show you can't miss!

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.

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #189: GIANT-SIZED Special Edition-The Essential Jim Ross, Volume Two

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #189: GIANT-SIZED Special Edition-The Essential Jim Ross, Volume Two

November 29, 2019

The Hard-Traveling Fanboys are the Longest-Running Weekly Episodic Comic Book Podcast in ALL of Place to be Nation. Together with the Manager Todd Weber, the HTF celebrate this Thanksgiving Season by presenting a SECOND carefully-curated selection of the greatest musical appearances from Good Old JR himself, WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross. Jim's unique vocal stylings continue to be the only way to truly recognize the singular achievement of never once missing, nor phoning in an episode. Featuring songs by Lizzo, Aerosmith, Lil Nas X, John Michael Montgomery, Tenacious D, the immortal Freddy Fender and more!

*celebrity voice impersonated

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #188: Countdown — Worst Costumes

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #188: Countdown — Worst Costumes

November 22, 2019

The streak lives on this week with an abbreviated and phoned in, yet all brand-new episode of Countdown! This time out, Greg and Nick are here to take down their least favorite comic book threads of all time. So listen in and hear what they consider to be the worst of the worst. 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.

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #187: Off the Page — Wonder Woman (1974)

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #187: Off the Page — Wonder Woman (1974)

November 15, 2019

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!

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #186: The Longbook Hunters - The Golden Age

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #186: The Longbook Hunters - The Golden Age

November 8, 2019

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.

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #185: Fix It or Nix It — Fantastic Four (2015)

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #185: Fix It or Nix It — Fantastic Four (2015)

November 1, 2019

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?

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #184: The Longbook Hunters — The Walking Dead Vol. 5: The Best Defense

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #184: The Longbook Hunters — The Walking Dead Vol. 5: The Best Defense

October 25, 2019

 Nick and Greg are back with another entry in Walking Dead month as they continue their volume-by-volume journey through Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard’s The Walking Dead. In this volume, the boys marvel at the depth of the Governor, drop their jaws at the Dickensian character development and sing the praises of the simultaneously too slow and too fast pacing! Or the opposite of that. Either way, they make their controversial thoughts known! 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.

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #183: Countdown — Worst Walking Dead Episodes

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #183: Countdown — Worst Walking Dead Episodes

October 18, 2019

Walking Dead Month rolls on with a brand-new episode of Countdown! Nick Duke and Greg Phillips, the Hard-Traveling Fanboys, are joined by Walking Dead Month alumna Jennifer Smith to discuss the worst of the worst when it comes to AMC's The Walking Dead. The three of them unveil their picks for the five worst TWD episodes, with plenty of heavy breathing and southern accents along the way.

So pick up a can of pudding, stare longingly at an empty field and start making an elaborate plan while you listen to the latest HTF!

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.

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #182: Walking Dead Season 10 Premiere

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #182: Walking Dead Season 10 Premiere

October 11, 2019

Walking Dead Month continues as Nick Duke and Greg Phillips are joined by Sunday Groove podcast host David Sunday to discuss the season 10 premiere of AMC's The Walking Dead! Off the heels of a surprisingly strong back half of season 9, can TWD continue its momentum? Will Nick be sucked back into the show after abandoning ship last year? And can David find a music angle to the episode? 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.

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #181: Off the Page — Fear the Walking Dead

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #181: Off the Page — Fear the Walking Dead

October 4, 2019

WARNING: Before listening to this episode, watch the YouTube videos "Vince McMahon, Directed by David Lynch."

Nick Duke and Greg Phillips, the Hard-Traveling Fanboys, keep an HTF tradition alive as they begrudgingly begin another Walking Dead Month! To kick things off, they're jumping to season 4 episode 1 of the AMC spinoff Fear the Walking Dead! It's a jumping-on point for new viewers, as longtime Walking Dead favorite Morgan Jones (Lennie James) hops over to the spinoff and begins a new journey. But is it a journey worth watching? Opinions may vary. It's a do or die episode of the longest-running weekly episodic comic book podcast in all of Place to Be Nation!

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #180: The Longbook Hunters — The Great Darkness Saga

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #180: The Longbook Hunters — The Great Darkness Saga

September 27, 2019

Nick Duke and Greg Phillips continue their Longbook Hunters escapades by reading a Legion of Superheroes story for the very first time! That’s right, the boys give their thoughts on one of the most revered stories starring DC’s 30th century teens, as they go to war with the greatest evil in the entire DCU. Did the HTF walk away confused, disappointed or impressed? And did they agree? Also, are they boys, lads or kids? All this and more in a new Longbook Hunters!

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #179: Fix it or Nix It — Elektra

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #179: Fix it or Nix It — Elektra

September 20, 2019

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.

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. In episode number two, the boys tackle the 2005 FOX-Marvel film "Elektra." It's one of the worst comic book films of them all, but can the boys find enough to turn this from a dud to a ... slightly more successful dud?

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #178: Off the Page — Batman: Hush

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #178: Off the Page — Batman: Hush

September 13, 2019

DC4U co-host Russell Sellers joins the Hard-Traveling Fanboys to review the latest DC Comics animated feature, a somewhat loose adaptation of the Jeph Loeb/Jim Lee hit story "Hush." The boys discuss the diversions made from the source material and whether those changes ultimately helped or hindered the 13th movie in the DC Animated Original Movie universe. 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. In Off the Page, the boys take a look at comic book media outside the books themselves -- games, TV shows, movies and so forth.

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #177: Countdown — DC Animated Movies

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #177: Countdown — DC Animated Movies

September 6, 2019

The boys are back with another edition of Countdown! In honor of the recent animated adaptation of Batman: Hush, Nick and Greg unveil their lists of the five best DC Comics animated movies! From Dark Knight betrayals to heroic sacrifices, these tales cover the gamut and should be added to your movie collections (or just watch them on DC Universe). But whatever you do, don't try to socialize with Mogo! 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. And if there’s anything that fanboys love, it’s debating what book is better than another book or which character is “cooler.” Enter Countdown, a monthly episode where Greg and Nick will each give a top five list and debate the merits therein.