Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #54: The Longbook Hunters — Hard-Traveling Heroes Pt. 1

April 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. 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 finally bite from the low-hanging fruit. That's right, the Hard Traveling Fanboys are finally reviewing their namesake, the Hard Traveling Heroes! Nick and Greg sat down with the recently reprinted collected edition "Green Lantern/Green Arrow," which encompasses the historic 1970s stories by Denny O'Neil and Neal Adams! Learn about the history that led into the iconic creative team's bold new takes on DC's preeminent emerald-clad heroes. From Adams' innovative visuals to O'Neil's socially conscious prose, it's an era that informed virtually every subsequent story involving these characters.

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #53: Off the Page — Batman Forever

April 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. 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.

This time around, the boys have been kissed by a rose! That's right, they're re-examining the 1995 Joel Schumacher film Batman Forever! From the backstage maneuverings that preceded the film to the ... curious ... characterizations of the villains, this film is put under a critical microscope. And the results aren't pretty.

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #52: Countdown — Scott Snyder/Greg Capullo Batman

April 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. This month, the boys count down their favorite issues of the landmark New 52 Batman series by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo! From the Court of Owls to a Superheavy finale, it was a run for the ages. Which issues top Greg and Nick's respective lists?

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #51: Hard Travelers for Hire - Marvel’s The Avengers

April 9, 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 month, it's a very special LIVE (recorded) edition of the Hard Travelers for Hire! Nick and Greg are joined by Russell Sellers, Todd Weber and, making his PTBN Pop debut, Andrew Garner to take a look at Marvel's The Avengers! The gang assembled in Orlando, the site of WrestleMania 33, to watch this film and reminisce about a project so big that it wasn't even a movie ... it was an event!

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast: 50TH EPISODE GIANT-SIZE EXTRAVAGANZA!

March 31, 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.

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages... the Hard-Traveling Fanboys proudly bring to you our landmark 50TH EPISODE GIANT-SIZE EXTRAVAGANZA! We're joined by Jennifer Smith, Russell Sellers and Todd Weber to take an in-depth look at DC Rebirth, one year later! We talk about the highs, the lows and the ... mediums? AW, SPANK IT!

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #49: Countdown — X-Men The Animated Series

March 24, 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 column where Greg and Nick will each give a top five list and debate the merits therein.

Wolverine Month rolls on as the boys take a look back at Cal Dodd's iconic voice portrayal of the Ol' Canucklehead and count down their favorite episodes of the 1992 X-Men animated series! From mysterious cabins to "sinister" villains, this countdown is filled with power ... INCREDIBLE POWER!

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #48: Off the Page — X-Men Origins: Wolverine

March 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. 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.

Wolverine Month continues to roll on, as this week the boys take a look at the character's oft-maligned first solo film, Gavin Hood's "X-Men Origins: Wolverine." How does a movie with performances as good as those of Hugh Jackman and Liev Schreiber manage to fall apart? Why does everyone call Wolverine "Logan" when they know his real name? And what does an adamantium bullet have in common with Superman II?

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #47: Logan SPECIAL EDITION

March 9, 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.

Wolverine Month continues with this SPECIAL EDITION, as Nick and Greg provide their PTBN-EXCLUSIVE reactions to the recently released film Logan. The latest X-franchise film features a farewell to Hugh Jackman's iconic portrayal of the titular character, Patrick Stewart's swan song as Professor Charles Xavier, and the star-making debut of Dafne Keen as Laura, aka X-23.

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #46: The Longbook Hunters — Old Man Logan: Berzerker

March 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.

Wolverine Month begins on the Hard-Traveling Fanboys, as we take a look at Marvel's ongoing Old Man Logan series. In particular, we go on a Longbook Hunt to discuss the first collected edition, titled "Berzerker." How do the critically acclaimed Green Arrow creative team of Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino adapt to the (really) Ol' Canucklehead? Also, will Greg survive the episode?

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #45: Countdown — Favorite Marvel Comics Stories

February 23, 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 column where Greg and Nick will give a top five list and debate the merits therein. This month, the boys wax nostalgic about their favorite tales from Marvel Comics as LOVE MONTH concludes. From cosmic epics to personal tragedies, these lists run the gamut. Also, in the Rundown, the topic of Matt Reeves' departure from The Batman is discussed. HOWEVER, in late breaking news after recording, Reeves has now officially signed on to the project. So listen as Greg foolishly talks about his excitement for a potential Ridley Scott film about the Dark Knight.

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #44: Off the Page — Batman: Under the Red Hood

February 18, 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. LOVE MONTH continues as the boys talk about their favorite DC Comics animated movie, Batman: Under the Red Hood. It's the rare case of a movie improving its source material!

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #43: The Longbook Hunters — The Sinestro Corps War

February 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. 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. LOVE MONTH continues on the HTF podcast as Greg and Nick turn into the HEART Traveling Fanboys and discuss the greatest Green Lantern story of them all: The Sinestro Corps War! It's the book that helped bond them as comic book buddies, so the boys will do their best to explain what makes it so darn great.

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #42: Hard Travelers for Hire — Captain America: The First Avenger

February 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. Now, by listener request, Greg and Nick are embarking on a chronological voyage through the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This time around, the official HTF Captain America Correspondent, Tim Capel, joins the boys to discuss the fifth entry in the MCU, 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger! Tim, Nick and Greg discuss the pulpy Joe Johnston film and the redemption story of Tommy Lee Jones.

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #41: The Longbook Hunters — The Dark Knight Strikes Again

January 27, 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, HATE MONTH continues as Greg and Nick review one of the most controversial graphic novels of all time: Frank Miller's "The Dark Knight Strikes Again." From the 2003 Triple H biker shorts of The Flash to the green Gumby block family of Green Lantern, this is truly a unique situation.

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #40: Off the Page — Ultimate Spider-Man

January 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. 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. This time around, Greg and Nick continue Hate Month at the HTF Studios, as they take a look at the Disney animated series Ultimate Spider-Man. How do the boys feel about the "Family Guy"-style cutaway gags and whimsical humor? Hmm...

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