Hard Traveling Fanboys Podcast #86: Hard Travelers for Hire — Guardians of the Galaxy

December 8, 2017

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. Now, by listener request, Greg and Nick are embarking on a chronological voyage through the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This time around, the boys' trek through the MCU brings them to 2014's Guardians of the Galaxy. Marvel's riskiest film to date saw James Gunn change the game for superhero blockbusters. How does it hold up?

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Hard Traveling Fanboys Podcast #85: The Longbook Hunters — Thor: The Surtur Saga

December 3, 2017

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. Over the course of their travels through comicdom, they have encountered numerous stories via the wonder of trade paperbacks and graphic novels. Once a month, Nick and Greg will review one of those collections in The Longbook Hunters. In this edition, the boys take a look at one of the most iconic stories in the history of Marvel’s god of thunder: Walt Simonson’s “Surtur Saga!” From Simonson’s mythological approach to his cutting edge pencils, this one is ripe for discussion.

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #84: Special Review — Justice League

November 21, 2017

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 this Thanksgiving week edition of the show, Greg and Nick check in with an overstuffed review of the latest divisive film in the DC Comics cinematic universe: Zack Snyder's (sort of?) "Justice League!" With mixed reviews from critics and fans, and a disappointing opening weekend, what did the fanboys think of this tentpole movie? Is it a step in the right direction or another misfire? Opinions may vary.

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #83: Sick Edition

November 17, 2017

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. Both the fanboys are sick this week, so this episode only consists of the two regular weekly segments: the Rundown, and Readin' and Watchin'. The boys give their thoughts on the DC CW shows, the Walking Dead and some of the big comic book news of the week.

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #82: Special Review — Thor: Ragnarok

November 12, 2017

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 this edition of the show, Nick and Greg bring you their exclusive review of the number one movie in the world, Thor: Ragnarok! Nick’s a huge Thor fanatic, while Greg is most familiar with the film version. Hear how they viewed this latest Marvel spectacular! Also: Porter Wagoner is discussed.

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #81: Countdown — Geoff Johns’ Justice League

November 4, 2017

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. In preparation for the coming release of the movie “Justice League,” the boys offer their respective lists of the five best issues of writer Geoff Johns’ five-year stint on the Justice League comic book.

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #80: The Walking Dead Season 8 Premiere Review — “Mercy”

October 28, 2017

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 this SPECIAL EDITION, the boys offer their thoughts on The Walking Dead’s season eight premiere, “Mercy.”

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #79: The Longbook Hunters — The Walking Dead Vol. 2: “Miles Behind Us”

October 22, 2017

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. Over the course of their travels through comicdom, they have encountered numerous stories via the wonder of trade paperbacks and graphic novels. Once a month, Nick and Greg will review one of those collections in The Longbook Hunters. Walking Dead Month continues at the luxurious HTF studios in Vancouver, as the boys review the second trade paperback collection of Robert Kirkman’s hit series The Walking Dead. What did Greg and Nick think of this critical and commercial smash? The answer may surprise you ... quite frankly.

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #78: Countdown — Worst Walking Dead Characters

October 13, 2017

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. Walking Dead Month continues as the boys are joined by Jennifer Smith of the Geek & Sassy podcast to talk about their LEAST favorite characters in the Walking Dead multiverse. This covers everything from the comics to the games to the hit TV series. Be sure to tune in. CORAL!

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #77: Off the Page — The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series Season 1

October 7, 2017

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 their love of comics isn’t limited to the page. In Off the Page, Greg and Nick will examine pieces of comic book media outside the comics themselves. In this edition, Nick and Greg kick off Walking Dead Month with a discussion of the 2012 interactive "point and click" game The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series. The show turns from discussions about the series' voice cast to tales of a video game hitting Greg and Nick right in the heartstrings. Enjoy!

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #76: The Longbook Hunters — Southern Bastards: Here Was A Man

September 29, 2017

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. Over the course of their travels through comicdom, they have encountered numerous stories via the wonder of trade paperbacks and graphic novels. Once a month, Nick and Greg will review one of those collections in The Longbook Hunters. In this edition, the Wild Eyed Southern Boys ... err, Hard-Traveling Fanboys delve into their southern roots to discuss the first volume of Image Comics' Southern Bastards. by Jason Aaron and Jason Latour.

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #75: Countdown — Best Retcons

September 22, 2017

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. This episode focuses on a topic typically reviled by fanboys and fangirls: retcons. Short for "retroactive continuity," these occur when comic book writers change characters' established histories for the sake of new stories. While many of these changes are for the worst, we've picked out some that not only work well, but fundamentally improve their characters and universes.

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #74: Off the Page — Batman: The Telltale Series

September 15, 2017

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 their love of comics isn’t limited to the page. In Off the Page, Greg and Nick will examine pieces of comic book media outside the comics themselves.

In this edition, Sellers Points host Russell Sellers joins Nick and Greg to discuss the 2016 interactive "point and click" game Batman: The Telltale Series. The show turns from discussions about the series' voice cast to a philosophical analysis of Bruce Wayne and, eventually, an impromptu boxing tournament known as The Burt Young Classic. Enjoy!

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #73: Hard Travelers for Hire — Captain America: The Winter Soldier

September 8, 2017

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. Now, by listener request, Greg and Nick are embarking on a chronological voyage through the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Winter is coming. The Winter Soldier, that is. And what he does in his free time is his business, quite frankly. Greg and Nick are joined by PTBN contributor (and co-host of Survey Says) Tim Capel to discuss one of the greatest superhero sequels of them all. Where does this one stack up with the previous movies watched in Hard Traveles for Hire? You may be surprised to find out.

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #72: PTBN Pop! Comic Book Theatre — Watchmen

September 1, 2017

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. Some events, however, call for more than just two fanboys to discuss. Banding together with fellow comic book aficionados on these occasions, Greg and Nick will present a GIANT-SIZED edition of their weekly podcast.

Folks, this is it. After months of build, the Hard-Traveling Fanboys and Place to Be Nation POP! proudly present to you the debut episode of COMIC BOOK THEATRE! In this debut episode, the vocal talents of the PTBN crew bring to you our audio adaptation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' seminal masterpiece "Watchmen." Listen ... if you dare!

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