Marvel Age Master Class: 1964 Part 2 with Todd Weber

June 24, 2018

Welcome to the Marvel Age Master Class Podcast! Each month, former Marvel staffer Ben Morse joins with a member of PTBN Comics' very own Sarcastic Four (Nick Duke, Tim Capel, Russell Sellers or Todd Weber) to take a closer look at the year previously highlighted in that same month's Marvel Age Podcast! Ben brings his wealth of behind-the-scenes knowledge to catch things the S4 missed and brings his unique perspective to talk about the stories and creators of the selected year.

Ben's fantastic fourth episode takes a concentrated look at the rest of Marvel's output throughout 1964. Ben and guest Todd Weber talk about Marvel Comics' many crossovers as characters within their shared universe interacted more than ever. Morse & Weber discuss the work of creators Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, as well as Steve Ditko. Ben and Todd look at the further development of Dr. Strange and Spider-Man's greatest threats to date-The Sinister Six and the Green Goblin. They also talk in depth about the origin of Marvel's most menacing villain of all, Dr. Doom, and why Marvel's annuals were revolutionary.​

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #114: Countdown — Best Comic Book Dads

June 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. 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.

It's a special Fathers Day Week episode of Countdown, and the boys are joined by none other than Ben Morse, the former Editorial Director of Digital Media for Marvel Comics, current UNLV professor and host of Marvel Age Master Class right here on PTBN POP! Ben and the HTF count down the best dads from the world of comics -- from kindly old farmers to high-tech badasses, these lists are sure to inspire and, in some cases, baffle!

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PTBN Play: #GameStruck4 - SEGA Dreamcast

June 22, 2018

Brad and Jordan share the history of the short-lived and beloved SEGA Dreamcast, plus their top 4 defining games on the system.

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Duo: A Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular

June 21, 2018

Solo: A Star Wars Story is the subject of the latest Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular, as we still want that sweet sweet search engine optimization despite not putting the name of the movie in the title. Glenn & Scott convene to break down their expectations for the newest Star War and how they were greatly exceeded, plus Solo‘s characterization, the Han-Chewie dynamic, gratuitous sequel-bait, the qualities of scoundrels, droid liberation theology, and much more. Come for the analysis of where John Powell’s score fits in the Star Wars corpus, stay for the pilot episode of the hit new podcast Glenn and Scott Read Wookieepedia!

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PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast: Gone Fishin’ 2018 - Part 7

June 19, 2018

For most teams in the NBA, the season is over, but that won't stop Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team, from discussing ALL of the teams and what they need to do in the offseason. In this installment, Riche and Adam discuss the Los Angeles Clippers, the Toronto Raptors, and the Minnesota Timberwolves. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

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Marvel Age Master Class: 1964 Part 1

June 18, 2018

Welcome to the Marvel Age Master Class Podcast! Each month, former Marvel staffer Ben Morse joins with a member of PTBN Comics' very own Sarcastic Four (Nick Duke, Tim Capel, Russell Sellers or Todd Weber) to take a closer look at the year previously highlighted in that same month's Marvel Age Podcast! Ben brings his wealth of behind-the-scenes knowledge to catch things the S4 missed and brings his unique perspective to talk about the stories and creators of the selected year.

This third episode takes a focused look at Marvel's output throughout 1964. Ben and guest Todd Weber talk about Marvel Comics synergistic growth as they expanded their comic universe, Morse & Weber discuss the work of creators Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Don Heck and Bill Everett, and Ben and Todd look at the further development of Iron Man, the X-Men and the Avengers while also investigating and dissecting the debuts of the Mandarin, Hawkeye, the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants and Daredevil as well as the triumphant return of Captain America in Avengers issue #4!​
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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #113: Off the Page — The Amazing Spider-Man 2

June 16, 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 Off the Page, Greg and Nick take a look at comic book media outside the printed page. In this edition, Russell Sellers joins Greg and Nick to talk about the movie that killed a franchise: The Amazing Spider-Man 2. What caused this film to go off the rails, and was it really bad enough to warrant Sony throwing in the towel? Also, was it all ultimately worth it? All this, plus an epic Harry Osborn rant!

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PTBN Play: #GameStruck4 - Nintendo 64

June 15, 2018

Brad and Jordan share their memories of the Nintendo 64, including potentially life-altering stories revolving around THQ wrestling games! Oh and their top 4 defining games for the system, plus a slew of honorable mentions are covered as well.

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Marvel Age Podcast Featuring the Sarcastic Four - Episode 3: 1964

June 13, 2018

Welcome to the Marvel Age! Each month PTBN Comics' very own Sarcastic Four (Nick Duke, Tim Capel, Russell Sellers and Todd Weber) take an in-depth year-by-year look at Marvel Comics' publishing history, focusing on 10 significant issues from that year. The team looks at important character debuts, discusses significant comic creators, and places social and historical context of the era onto the books-all culminating in a holistic view at the Marvel Age of Comics.

This third episode takes a concentrated look at Marvel's output throughout the calendar year 1964. The Sarcastic Four talk about Marvel Comics' further expansion and its shared sandbox in the pages of the Fantastic Four and the Amazing Spider-Man, the boys once again discuss the contributions of creators Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Don Heck and "newcomers" Bill Everett, Joe Orlando and Vinnie Colletta, the S4 take an extended tour of the politically incorrect pages of early Iron Man Tales of Suspense, and our team breaks down the first appearance of Daredevil and the triumphant Silver Age return of the legendary Captain America.​

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PTBN’s NBA-Team Podast: Gone Fishin’ 2018 - Part 6

June 12, 2018

For most teams in the NBA, the season is over, but that won't stop Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team, from discussing ALL of the teams and what they need to do in the offseason. In this installment, Riche and Adam discuss the Charlotte Hornets, the Atlanta Hawks, the Oklahoma City Thunder, and the Indiana Pacers. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

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The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular, Episode 37: More Spectacular Advice

June 11, 2018

Steve Wille joins Glenn & Scott for another dip into the Spectacular Advice email, which you can reach right now at spectacularadvice@gmail.com! This time the three discuss family planning, privacy vs. secrecy, and grilled cheese sandwiches.

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PTBN Play: #GameStruck4 - Sony PlayStation

June 9, 2018

Brad and Jordan share their history with the original PlayStation and give their four defining games of the system.

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #112: Hard Travelers for Hire — Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

June 8, 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. The boys' movie-by-movie trek reaches 2017 in this edition, as they tackle director James Gunn's "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2." As the followup to the MCU's biggest surprise hit, Gunn adds Kurt Russell and Pom Klementieff while progressing the cast of characters from the original. All that, plus Batista's nipples!

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Marvel Age Master Class: 1963

June 7, 2018

​​Welcome to the Marvel Age Master Class Podcast! Each month, former Marvel staffer Ben Morse joins with a member of PTBN Comics' very own Sarcastic Four (Nick Duke, Tim Capel, Russell Sellers or Todd Weber) to take a closer look at the year previously highlighted in that same month's Marvel Age Podcast! Ben brings his wealth of behind-the-scenes knowledge to catch things the S4 missed and brings his unique perspective to talk about the stories and creators of the selected year.

This second episode takes a focused look at Marvel's output throughout 1963. Ben and guest Tim Capel talk about Marvel Comics' growing pains as they expanded their comic universe, Morse & Capel discuss the work of creators Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko and Don Heck, and Ben and Tim look at the further development of the Fantastic Four, Hulk, Thor and Spider-Man while also investigating and dissecting the debuts of Iron Man, Dr. Strange, the Avengers debut and the first-ever X-Men comic.

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PTBN Comics PopBlast on Dark Nights: Metal #6 / No Justice

June 7, 2018

Russell Sellers & Todd Weber wrap up their PopBlast series on Dark Nights: Metal, and then recap the 4-issue weekly event No Justice that sets up the new status quo for DC's Justice League.

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