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May 10th, 2018    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #108: Off the Page — Avengers Assemble

In Off the Page, Greg and Nick take a look at comic book media outside the printed page. In this edition, they review the first two episodes of the ongoing Disney XD Marvel Comics animated series “Avengers Assemble.” As a replacement for the excellent “Earth’s Mightiest Heroes,” this cartoon had a lot to live up to. Does it clear the bar? (SPOILER: Absolutely not.)

May 9th, 2018    

PTBN Play: #GameStruck 4 - The NES

Jordan and Brad share memories of the NES and the four games that best defined the system for them.

May 8th, 2018    

Geek & Sassy #24

In the 24th installment of Geek and Sassy, Jennifer and Mirandia recount tales from their recent travels! They take you from Wisconsin to New Orleans and from Washington D.C. to Atlanta! Back at home, the girls check out some TV shows, books, and comics. Stick around for a discussion and review of the animated movie Batman: Gotham by Gaslight. How does this Elseworlds story hold up against the comic book version? Who is Jack the Ripper?? And what the hell is a Cock Robin??? All these answers and more, including Nerd Eye Candy!


May 7th, 2018    

Marvel Age Podcast Featuring the Sarcastic Four: Episode One - 1961-1962

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 look at the Marvel Age of Comics.

This inaugural episode takes a concentrated look at Marvel's output from November 1961 until the end of 1962. The Sarcastic Four talk about Marvel Comics' origins as a company, they discuss the extremely crucial contributions of Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, and our team chronologically looks at the first comic book appearances of the Fantastic Four, Hulk, Thor, Spider-Man and Ant-Man.

May 4th, 2018    

Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #107: The Longbook Hunters — The Man of Steel

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 excursion, the boys celebrate 80 years of Superman by looking at one of the landmark stories in the character's celebrated history: John Byrne's 1986 miniseries "The Man of Steel." It's a story that changed the course of the oldest (and, some might say, greatest) superhero forever! Also: birthing matrices! Naked, hairy flesh! Katherine Hepburn! And more!

May 2nd, 2018    

Top Beer: Bullets, Barrels and Bullshit Excuses

We're back to form this week with three beers each. Tim gets a little funky with his brews and Adrian takes a bullet with his papaya.

May 1st, 2018    

PTBN Play: #GameStruck4 - Atari 2600

Brad and Jordan kick off a new PTBN Play miniseries, looking at the four Atari 2600 games that defined the system for them.

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