Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #111: 2018 Halfie Awards

June 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. On every fifth Thursday of a month, forces will align for a special GIANT SIZED edition of the HTF podcast! In this edition, PTBN POP stars Tim Capel, Russell Sellers and David Sunday join Nick and Greg for the most prestigious night of the year: the Halfie Awards! They turn back the clock to look at the best and worst in the world of comics since January!

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Marvel Age Podcast Featuring the Sarcastic Four - Episode 2: 1963

May 30, 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 second episode takes a concentrated look at Marvel's output throughout the calendar year 1963. The Sarcastic Four talk about Marvel Comics' expansion and its shared universe in the first adventures of the Avengers and the X-Men, the boys once again discuss the contributions of creators Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko (and even newcomer Don Heck), the S4 take an extended tour of Amazing Spider-Man 1-3 as well as the first Fantastic Four Annual, and our team chronologically looks at the first comic book appearances of Iron Man, Dr. Strange, Nick Fury and the Wasp.
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PTBN’s NBA-Team- 2018 NBA Finals Preview and More

May 30, 2018

The NBA Finals is finally here, and for the fourth year in a row, Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team, are going to discuss the same two teams. Is Adam "over it" with the Cavs/Warriors matchup being a mismatch this year? Why does Andrew think the Andre Iguodala injury hold a lot more importance than Adam thinks? Can LeBron do seemingly the impossible? And although Cleveland and Golden State are still duking it out for the NBA Championship, Riche and Adam also discuss the Gone Fishin' editions for the final four teams, including the Celtics and Rockets, who had devastating Game 7 losses. So suit up and take it, Finals style, with he NBA-Team!

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #110: The Longbook Hunters — The Infinity Gauntlet

May 28, 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 time around, the boys finally tackle arguably Marvel’s most famous “event book,” that staple of early ‘90s comic book kids’ lives, “The Infinity Gauntlet” by Jim Starlin, George Perez and Ron Lim! Greg and Nick discuss their histories with this title, 1991 fashion, the unusual Avengers lineup of the time, Adam Warlock weirdness, Thanos’ inability to take a hint, and much more! Plus: how does the book stack up with the movie it inspired, Avengers: Infinity War?

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Top Beer: Bales, Buttholes & Berliner Weisse

May 28, 2018

Was America founded on white supremacy?  Does America run on Dunkin?  These are the kind of heavy questions we get into in this episode of Top Beer.  Other discussions: Tim's cans, 47 terabytes of child porn and hot takes which Tim spits out like hot cakes.  Follow us on Untappd app: @luchaundead @delaboots

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PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast- Gone Fishin’ 2018: Part 2

May 27, 2018

The season may be over for most NBA teams already, but the offseason is just getting started, and Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team, Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, are here to discuss what EVERY team needs to do now that the whistle has blown. In this installment, Riche and Adam discuss the Philadelphia 76ers, the Denver Nuggets, and the Phoenix Suns. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team! 

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Marvel Age: Master Class 1961-1962

May 26, 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 very special premiere episode takes a highly-concentrated look at Marvel's output from November 1961 until the end of 1962. Ben and guest Russell Sellers 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. Face front, true believers, and EXCELSIOR!

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Sellers Points: Talk’in Shop - Image Comics

May 25, 2018

​Sellers Points is the place to be for real comic analysis, speculation and all around useless opinions as host Russell Sellers and a plethora of cohorts and special guests bring you new episodes monthly.

This month, Russell is joined by good buddies James Echols and host of the Sunday Groove, David Sunday to talk a little shop. This time it's all about Image Comics. Which creator-owned titles are hottest right now? Which classics should everyone check out? How long did each of them last in this season's Walking Dead finale? Don't Seinfeld gif out before you get the answer!

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PTBN Play: #GameStruck4 - Super Nintendo

May 24, 2018

Brad and Jordan share their four defining games for the SNES.

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PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast- Gone Fishin’ in 2018: Part 1

May 23, 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 Brooklyn Nets, the Milwaukee Bucks, and the Los Angeles Lakers. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

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Songs With Friends #1

May 22, 2018

Songs With Friends is the newest addition to the Place to Be Nation POP feed! On each episode, Steve Williams and Kelly explore the lyrics behind two famous songs and try to decipher the backstories. This week, they discuss Dido's "White Flag" and Evanescence's "My Immortal." Is Dido a home wrecker? Why is Amy Lee always lying down? Did anyone die? Listen in as Steve and Kelly delve into all that and more!

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Marvel Age: Reaction - Announcement

May 21, 2018

Big news from PTBN Pop's Comic Team and the Marvel Age Podcast! Here's a very special announcement regarding a second show from our team and a new member to the Marvel Age family - someone quite familiar to both Marvel fans and the Place to be Nation!

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Hard-Traveling Fanboys Podcast #109: Countdown — Top Active Writers

May 18, 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.

This month, the Fanboys take a moment to survey the current landscape of comics and choose their top 5 active comic book writers (not named Geoff Johns)! Find out which newer writers made the cut alongside some grizzled vets and full-fledged legends.

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PTBN Play: #GameStruck4 - SEGA Genesis

May 16, 2018

Brad and Jordan share their SEGA Genesis memories and detail their four defining games for the console.

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PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast- 2018 Conference Finals Preview

May 13, 2018

After an interesting first round and a less than interesting second round, we are on to the NBA's Final Four, and Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team, are here to give you their insights on the Conference Finals. Will we see a repeat of last year between Boston and Cleveland although the rosters are drastically different? Will Brad Stevens find a way to "solve" the myriad of problems LeBron James presents to the Celtics? The top two teams made it to the Western Conference Finals,but which team has the most pressure to deliver this year? Riche and Adam also talk about the Raptor's latest postseason mudslide, the greatness of Kevin Durant, the Chris Paul problem Houston might have against Steph Curry, and much more. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

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