Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #104: Off the Page — The Music of DC Comics 75th Anniversary Collection

April 13, 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, the boys tackle their first musical episode! It’s all about the music of DC Comics, as this album collects some of the classic themes and musical pieces from throughout DC’s time on radio, TV and the silver screen.

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #103: The Longbook Hunters — Favorite Non-DCU/Marvel Comics Stories

April 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 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.

The boys have already counted down their favorite Marvel Universe and DC Universe stories, so now it's time to take a look outside the mainstream! That's right, Greg and Nick are talking about their favorite original comics that take place outside the traditional superhero confines. From Image Comics to DC's Vertigo and Marvel's Icon imprints, these lists are a who's who of brilliant comic book minds and interesting concepts.

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #102: Hard Travelers for Hire — Captain America: Civil War

March 31, 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 loaded edition features TWO guests from the PTBN Pop family: Sunday Groove’s David Sunday and Talk’N’Pop’s Tim Capel! The fellas join the fanboys to talk about Captain America: Civil War, a.k.a. Avengers 3! The Russo Brothers’ follow up to Winter Soldier takes us into very personal territory, yet also features perhaps the best battle in MCU history.

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #101: The Longbook Hunters — Batman: The Court of Owls and City of Owls

March 24, 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 continue Love Month by talking about one of their favorite modern Batman tales: Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s Court of Owls!

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Hard Traveling Fanboys Podcast #100: Countdown — Favorite DC Comics Stories

March 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. 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.

In this edition, the boys tackle a topic near and dear to their hearts — the best stories ever published by DC Comics! Well, as you’ll hear, “best” is really a word to describe their favorite stories. There’s no attempt at objectivity, because this list is all about Captain Planet’s favorite organ: heart! Which stories made the cut?

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Sunday Groove 8: Jimmy Eat World

March 14, 2018

Welcome to The Sunday Groove, where David Sunday discusses music of all types. David, a self-diagnosed “Music Addict” will guide your journey on a monthly basis. Each episode features a different guest and we’ll discuss different bands and music that we enjoy. This episode features the amazing Tim Capel from Talk’n Pop, Survey Says, and frequent guest on Conversation Comics. We dive deep into Tim’s favorite band, Jimmy Eat World. This episode features the normal segment “Currents Spins” with a new jingle and comments from the listeners. Please contact me @SundayGroovePTB on twitter, or David Sunday on Facebook and let me know your thoughts and suggestions.

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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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