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September 29th, 2016    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #24: GIANT SIZE — The Fantasy Comics Draft PITCHES

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.

Following up the 2nd Biennial Peter David Memorial Place to Be Nation Fantasy Comics Draft (presented by a hypothetical DC Unlimited online subscription service), this is the ultimate payoff for this geeky project: the staff of PTBN POP! get to flex their creative muscles and turn their draft picks into a fantasy comic book universe. This is the main event, folks, and we've got some great ideas from the staff -- Greg, Nick, Russell, Stephanie, Tim and Todd!

For a link to the full pitches, the draft itself and the rules, click HERE! (Insert following link in the HERE portion: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B1O8lOTFndz7TDcxRnRlcTE0UDA?sort=13&direction=a)

September 29th, 2016    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #23: GIANT SIZE — The Fantasy Comics Draft

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 edition, the ENTIRE comics staff of PTBN -- Greg, Nick, Todd Weber, Tim Capel, Russell Sellers and Stephanie Holly -- join together for the geekiest of all endeavors: a fantasy comic book draft.

The rules are simple, yet complex: Each participant is tasked with drafting a roster of writers, artists and characters sufficient to create 12 to 15 monthly comic book titles. From there, the participants were to take their draft picks and create formal pitches for each of their fictitious books.

This podcast is the live, unedited draft recorded on a Friday night. NOTE: The PTBN Wellness Policy was not enforced this night.

For a round-by-round listing of the draft, click HERE. (insert following link in the HERE portion: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ZKlcGYBZYn-Mut806xTCAmN8JhZknBhCMuo8Db3c6mQ/edit#gid=0)

The pitches podcast -- and the pitches themselves -- are also posted on PlaceToBeNation.com.

September 28th, 2016    

Top Beer: Pilsners

This week on Top Beer Tim and Adrian get a good dose of pils from Avery Brewing Company, Oskar Blues among two other brewing companies that will be sure to delight in all their malty glory.  

Be sure to follow us on twitter @luchaundead and check out Greg's Beer Reviews on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Gregsbeerreviews

September 22nd, 2016    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #22: Countdown — Best Superhero Movie Fight Scenes

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, Greg and Nick discuss their favorite fight scenes in superhero cinematic history. From the classics to movies from this year, did your favorite scenes make the cut?

September 22nd, 2016    

Top Beer: Shot #4

Tim and Adrian try some more random beers for your listening pleasure in this abridged version of "Top Beer". To see the beers we drink on the regular, check out our twitter: @luchaundead. If you have any beer suggestions please tell us and be sure to follow us @luchaundead #TopBeer.

September 21st, 2016    

Sellers Points #8: Bottom 5 Worst Live Action Comic Book Shows Ever!

Two guys talking comics and selling you on the idea of buying only the best, Sellers Points comes to you twice monthly only on Place To Be Nation POP! Long-time friends and comic nerds, Russell and Kelley use every episode to tell you about the best in comics and comics adaptations along with a few tidbits of news and “award-winning” analysis.

This episode, things get inverted from the previous outing with the first-ever Bottom 5! Russell and Kelley, aka The Authority On All Things Comics, break down the absolute worst in live action comics television. There have been many terrible shows, but only five can be looked at as the true bottom of the barrel. The debate is OVAH and despite Russell’s efforts to DELETE one of his favorites from the list, PooleGuard209 was victorious…for now.
 
Bottom 5 Rules for consideration
1. Must be based on a pre-existing comic book and/or character
2. Must have had at least one season that aired and/or TV movies subbed in as episodes
3. Subjectively suck according to Russell and Kelley
 
Nominees:
Batman (1966)
Shazam!
Superboy
Swamp Thing
Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
Agents of SHIELD
Gotham
The Strain
Fear The Walking Dead
Blade
Flash Gordon (2007)
Birds of Prey
The Amazing Spider-Man (1978)
The Tick
Nightman

September 20th, 2016    

Lucha Undead: Get to Know Scott Criscuolo

Tim is joined but one of the PTBN core four this week as he works through the origin of the site and the many uses of the term with Scott Criscuolo, host of the mothership Place to Be Podcast and PTBN's Main Event.

They talk about Scott's past & current work in broadcasting, past guest issues, & where he was on 9/11. Scott gets into his childhood and what lead him to his love of sports. Tim and Scott share a lot of laughs & good banter as always. Follow Scott on twitter @ScottCriscuolo plus look for all of his articles & podcasts fromthe place to be nation at http://placetobenation.com/author/scottc/​

September 19th, 2016    

Geek & Sassy #2

Moms by day, Netflix bingers by night; Jennifer and Mirandia are friends who will gush over their fandoms for hours with anyone. They are also known to fight over who gets to have Stephen Amell as a second husband.

In their second episode, Jennifer and Mirandia begin with Streams and Reads, highlighting the books, comics, and shows they have been enjoying. Then they bring you an expansive look at Fall TV Premiers across many networks and platforms. Find out when your favorites are returning and learn about some new shows coming soon! And of course, Nerd Eye Candy of the Moment.

September 18th, 2016    

PTBN Play: An Introduction

Join Brad Woodling as he introduces the PTBN Play series as well as the main hosts/co-hosts of the brand new endeavor: Glenn Butler, Jordan Duncan and Chad Campbell. The guys talk about their favorite types of gaming, what they're playing of late and what kind of future episode ideas (some already pre-recorded!) we have lined up.

September 16th, 2016    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #21: The Longbook Hunters - Daredevil: Guardian Devil

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 turn back the clock to 1998 for a look at Kevin Smith and Joe Quesada's landmark Daredevil arc, "Guardian Devil," featuring Jimmy Palmiotti on inks. What was the background that led Smith to his first major comics work, and how does the story hold up nearly two decades later?

September 13th, 2016    

Top Beer: News and Brews

This week, Tim and Adrian take some time off from drinking beers and discussing some recent beers they've tried and some recent BEARS they've avoided. Follow us @luchaundead ​

September 12th, 2016    

The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular, Episode 27: Stranger Things

Stranger Things has made a splash as the newest blockbuster Netflix original series, and The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular is ON IT. Glenn is joined by Alanna Kelly to talk about the pacing concerns of streaming shows, a shared love of damaged people doing their best, Stranger Things‘ various models of parenting, and much more. So tune in on your walkie-talkie, make sure your compass is pointing in the right direction, and check out the latest episode of The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular!

September 9th, 2016    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #20: Hard Travelers for Hire - Iron Man

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.

Join the boys this month as they review the first film in the MCU, 2008's Iron Man.

September 8th, 2016    

Top Beer: Shot #3

Adrian and Time are back for another feed-exclusive Top Beer: Shot episode on PTBN POP!

September 8th, 2016    

Sellers Points #7: Top 5 Live Action Comic Book Shows

Two guys talking comics and selling you on the idea of buying only the best, Sellers Points comes to you twice monthly only on Place To Be Nation POP! Long-time friends and comic nerds, Russell and Kelley use every episode to tell you about the best in comics and comics adaptations along with a few tidbits of news and “award-winning” analysis.

This episode, the guys introduce the first of several new regularly occurring segments: The Top 5! This month’s is Top 5 Live Action Comic Book TV Shows Ever. That’s right…Ever! Because Russell and Kelley are definitely the authority on these things and as we all know...The Authority always wins. But it’s easy to win when one half of your team has such smooth, dulcet tones. Or, as Kelley would say, “Hmm.” (We promised the full list of nominees we had to narrow down in order to show how hard the process was. So here it is:)

Adventures of Superman

Batman (1966)
Shazam!
Wonder Woman
The Incredible Hulk
Superboy
Swamp Thing
Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
Smallville
Human Target (2010)
Arrow
The Flash
Daredevil
 Agents of SHIELD
Gotham
Walking Dead
The Strain 
Agent Carter

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