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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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #90: Off the Page — Batman and Robin

January 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 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 episode represents DA HARBINGER OF YOUR DOOM as the boys take a look at the maligned 1998 Joel Schumacher film “Batman and Robin”! From nipples to butts, this movie has it all. And what the heck is up with Poison Ivy’s accent? It’s a train wreck this week on the Hard Traveling Fanboys!

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #89: Countdown — 2017 Comic Book Films

December 29, 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. In this special year-end edition of Countdown, the boys are joined in person at an undisclosed location by peers and luminaries Todd Weber, Russell Sellers, Jennifer Smith and Andrew Garner to count down the best comic book movies of the year! From Wonder Woman to Logan, there are laughs and fights a-plenty in this one!

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #88: The Longbook Hunters — Star Wars Vol. 1: Skywalker Strikes

December 22, 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. To celebrate the premiere of “The Last Jedi,” the boys are takin a close look this month at Marvel’s 2015 relaunch of the Star Wars comic series with volume one: Skywalker Strikes, by Jason Aaron and John Cassaday. May the Force be with us all!

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Hard Traveling Fanboys Podcast #87: Un-Special Edition Number 2 - Oh Happy Day

December 15, 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. Occasionally an event occurs in the pop culture landscape that transcends expectations, and this week’s Walking Dead gave us such a moment. The Hard Traveling Fanboys commemorate this joyous occasion with another “un-special edition,” featuring our extended regular weekly features of Reading & Watching and the Rundown. Join us, won’t you?

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Hard Traveling Fanboys Podcast #86: Hard Travelers for Hire — Guardians of the Galaxy

December 8, 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' trek through the MCU brings them to 2014's Guardians of the Galaxy. Marvel's riskiest film to date saw James Gunn change the game for superhero blockbusters. How does it hold up?

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Hard Traveling Fanboys Podcast #85: The Longbook Hunters — Thor: The Surtur Saga

December 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. In this edition, the boys take a look at one of the most iconic stories in the history of Marvel’s god of thunder: Walt Simonson’s “Surtur Saga!” From Simonson’s mythological approach to his cutting edge pencils, this one is ripe for discussion.

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #84: Special Review — Justice League

November 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. In this Thanksgiving week edition of the show, Greg and Nick check in with an overstuffed review of the latest divisive film in the DC Comics cinematic universe: Zack Snyder's (sort of?) "Justice League!" With mixed reviews from critics and fans, and a disappointing opening weekend, what did the fanboys think of this tentpole movie? Is it a step in the right direction or another misfire? Opinions may vary.

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #83: Sick Edition

November 17, 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. Both the fanboys are sick this week, so this episode only consists of the two regular weekly segments: the Rundown, and Readin' and Watchin'. The boys give their thoughts on the DC CW shows, the Walking Dead and some of the big comic book news of the week.

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #82: Special Review — Thor: Ragnarok

November 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. In this edition of the show, Nick and Greg bring you their exclusive review of the number one movie in the world, Thor: Ragnarok! Nick’s a huge Thor fanatic, while Greg is most familiar with the film version. Hear how they viewed this latest Marvel spectacular! Also: Porter Wagoner is discussed.

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #81: Countdown — Geoff Johns’ Justice League

November 4, 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 episode where Greg and Nick will each give a top five list and debate the merits therein. In preparation for the coming release of the movie “Justice League,” the boys offer their respective lists of the five best issues of writer Geoff Johns’ five-year stint on the Justice League comic book.

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #80: The Walking Dead Season 8 Premiere Review — “Mercy”

October 28, 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. In this SPECIAL EDITION, the boys offer their thoughts on The Walking Dead’s season eight premiere, “Mercy.”

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #79: The Longbook Hunters — The Walking Dead Vol. 2: “Miles Behind Us”

October 22, 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. Walking Dead Month continues at the luxurious HTF studios in Vancouver, as the boys review the second trade paperback collection of Robert Kirkman’s hit series The Walking Dead. What did Greg and Nick think of this critical and commercial smash? The answer may surprise you ... quite frankly.

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #78: Countdown — Worst Walking Dead Characters

October 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 episode where Greg and Nick will each give a top five list and debate the merits therein. Walking Dead Month continues as the boys are joined by Jennifer Smith of the Geek & Sassy podcast to talk about their LEAST favorite characters in the Walking Dead multiverse. This covers everything from the comics to the games to the hit TV series. Be sure to tune in. CORAL!

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