Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #99: Off the Page — Spider-Man 2 Movie Rewatch

March 11, 2018

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 long-awaited edition of Off the Page, the boys revisit one of the (relatively) early comic-book movie classics, Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2! From the sleepy, boyish charm of star Tobey Maguire to the tragic tale of Alfred Molina’s Dr. Otto Octavius, we see if this movie stands the test of time in the era of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Join us for a truly spectacular edition of HTFB!

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #98: Hard Travelers for Hire — Ant-Man

March 1, 2018

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 brings the journey to the final step in Phase II of the MCU, 2015's Ant-Man! Nick and Greg are joined by special guest Jennifer Smith of the Geek & Sassy podcast to discuss this one!

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #97: Special Review — Black Panther

February 23, 2018

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 of Off the Page, the boys are joined by Russell Sellers of the Sellers Points podcast to review the biggest movie in the world, Marvel's Black Panther! From the charm of star Chadwick Boseman to the villainous Killmonger, this film has a lot to digest. Join us for a raucous edition of HTF!

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #96: The Longbook Hunters — Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet

February 17, 2018

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 delve into the critically acclaimed ongoing Black Panther series by author Ta-Nehisi Coates! Specifically, they review volume one, A Nation Under Our Feet.

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #95: Off the Page — Black Panther (TV series)

February 11, 2018

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. Black Panther Month continues as the boys examine this forgotten, short-lived animated series from BET. Does it do justice to T’Challa, or are you better off turning to the comics and the upcoming movie?

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #94: The Longbook Hunters — Black Panther: The Client

February 2, 2018

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.

This week, the boys kick off Black Panther Month with a delve into the first volume of writer Christopher Priest's landmark tenure on the character, 1998's Black Panther: The Client! Along with artist Mark Texeira, Priest introduced a whole new generation to T'Challa. Will Greg and Nick love it through modern eyes the way critics did in the '90s?

 
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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #93: Hard Travelers for Hire — Avengers: Age of Ultron

January 29, 2018

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, the boys trek on through the second Avengers film, Age of Ultron! This surprisingly divisive film has its lovers and its haters. Which side do Greg and Nick fall on?

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #92: The Longbook Hunters — Batman: Hush Returns

January 20, 2018

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. This hunt brings the boys to one of Greg's least favorite stories of all time: A.J. Lieberman and Al Barrionuevo's Batman: Hush Returns! It's the follow-up to the iconic "Hush" by Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee, minus everything good about it! Emo Joker, John Matrix workout sequences, metal phalli and scatalogical country music, all in this week's HTF!

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #91: Countdown — Worst Marvel Stories

January 12, 2018

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. Last year, the boys counted down their favorite Marvel Comics stories of all time. Now, it's time to flip the script and count down their LEAST favorite stories. Some of these are badly written, some badly drawn, some both; others simply represent ill-thought-out concepts or ideas that led to creative bankruptcy later on. Join us for what is sure to be a controversial episode!

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #90: Off the Page — Batman and Robin

January 5, 2018

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 episode represents DA HARBINGER OF YOUR DOOM as the boys take a look at the maligned 1998 Joel Schumacher film “Batman and Robin”! From nipples to butts, this movie has it all. And what the heck is up with Poison Ivy’s accent? It’s a train wreck this week on the Hard Traveling Fanboys!

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #89: Countdown — 2017 Comic Book Films

December 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. In this special year-end edition of Countdown, the boys are joined in person at an undisclosed location by peers and luminaries Todd Weber, Russell Sellers, Jennifer Smith and Andrew Garner to count down the best comic book movies of the year! From Wonder Woman to Logan, there are laughs and fights a-plenty in this one!

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #88: The Longbook Hunters — Star Wars Vol. 1: Skywalker Strikes

December 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. To celebrate the premiere of “The Last Jedi,” the boys are takin a close look this month at Marvel’s 2015 relaunch of the Star Wars comic series with volume one: Skywalker Strikes, by Jason Aaron and John Cassaday. May the Force be with us all!

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Hard Traveling Fanboys Podcast #87: Un-Special Edition Number 2 - Oh Happy Day

December 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. Occasionally an event occurs in the pop culture landscape that transcends expectations, and this week’s Walking Dead gave us such a moment. The Hard Traveling Fanboys commemorate this joyous occasion with another “un-special edition,” featuring our extended regular weekly features of Reading & Watching and the Rundown. Join us, won’t you?

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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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