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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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #39: Countdown — Least Favorite DC Comics Stories

January 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 column where Greg and Nick will give a top five list and debate the merits therein. In this edition, they're talking about the worst of the worst (in their eyes) -- their BOTTOM FIVE DC Comics stories! These are the stories that, for whatever reason, just grind their gears like no others. Some of the choices here are controversial, so be prepared!

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #38: Hard Travelers for Hire — Thor

January 6, 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 are joined by the host of Conversation Comics, Todd Weber to discuss the fourth entry in the MCU: Thor! How well does this film capture the mythical land of the ice and snow? And where did Natalie Portman leave her Academy Award-level acting chops?

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #37: GIANT SIZE 2016 Year in Review

December 30, 2016

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.

In this year-end episode, Nick and Greg are joined by Todd Weber(Conversation Comics), Russell Sellers (Sellers Points) and Jennifer Smith (Geek & Sassy) to look at the year that was 2016 in the world of comics. From star-studded motion pictures to real-world tragedies, all the major happenings are covered here!

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #36: Countdown — Geoff Johns’ Green Lantern

December 23, 2016

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. In this edition, the boys have their toughest task to date: listing their five favorite Green Lantern issues written by their favorite writer, Geoff Johns. Encompassing the entirety of Johns' decade-long run on the franchise, including the main Green Lantern title and various spinoffs and one-shots, these lists represent a labor of love for Greg and Nick. In brightest day, in blackest night, we invite you along for the ride!

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #35: The Longbook Hunters — Darth Vader Vol. 1

December 16, 2016

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, Greg and Nick take a look at the first collected volume of Marvel's Darth Vader ongoing series, titled "Vader." How does the series accomplish the task of telling a compelling story with a protagonist who wears a full expressionless mask? And what do the boys think of new characters such as Doctor Aphra and Triple Zero?

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #34: Hard Travelers for Hire — Iron Man 2

December 8, 2016

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 discuss and debate the merits of the first sequel in the MCU -- 2010's Iron Man 2! Among the topics discussed are the new War Machine (Don Cheadle replacing Terrence Howard), Gwyneth Paltrow's rapidly improving Pepper Potts, and a comparison with the first film.

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #33: Off the Page — Watchmen “Rorschach” the Fan Film

December 3, 2016

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.

Chris Jericho may be preparing for the "biggest podcast ever," but the Hard-Traveling Fanboys are bringing you the LARGEST PODCAST EVER ... in Place to Be Nation Pop history! Greg and Nick are joined by special guest (and jingle writer) David Sunday as they take a look at one of the greatest pieces of independent cinema ever created -- the YouTube fan film "Watchmen: Rorschach" from 2008! You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll understand more about the human condition. Join us, won't you?

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