39 episodes

This is a podcast about comics... comic books. Sometimes. Comic book movies sometimes. Making fun of each other all the time. It all started when I walked into a comic book store to buy Avengers comic books for my daughter, so she could try to figure out what’s going to happen in End Game... I met a bunch of interesting people with great ideas and realized... this is like the cast of an A&E TV show ... let’s get everyone together and and go play... podcast style.

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This is a podcast about comics... comic books. Sometimes. Comic book movies sometimes. Making fun of each other all the time. It all started when I walked into a comic book store to buy Avengers comic books for my daughter, so she could try to figure out what’s going to happen in End Game... I met a bunch of interesting people with great ideas and realized... this is like the cast of an A&E TV show ... let’s get everyone together and and go play... podcast style.

    Favorite Jokers - Zack's TED Talk On Pokemon Go - Augustyn Teaches The Flash 101

    Favorite Jokers - Zack's TED Talk On Pokemon Go - Augustyn Teaches The Flash 101

    PROGRAMMING NOTE: Comic Playground is becoming 'The Frank Caliendo Cast Is Nerding Out' and will become an offshoot of the Frank Caliendo Cast where the Comic Playground Crew joins the Caliendo Cast to discuss 'Nerding Out' topics. FUTURE posts will be posted at www.thefrankcaliendocast.com where you can download and subscribe.



    SO THEN, in this FIRST episode of The Frank Caliendo Cast Is Nerding Out, The Caliendo Cast of Frank & John Holmberg share some final opinions on The Joker and how it seems to be resonating with audiences. Then The Comic Playground Crew of Brian Augustyn, Zack Colman, Adonnis Blake & Donny Ivory join the fray to discuss their favorite 'Jokers', Zack Colman gives a superb TED Talk-style dissertation on Pokemon Go, and Brian Augustyn teaches a 101 course on The Flash.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    The Joker's Final Trailer & Rumors of a Black Batman

    The Joker's Final Trailer & Rumors of a Black Batman

    Frank is joined this week by Bryan Augustyn, Corban Ford, and Adonnis Blake to discuss their thoughts and expectations for the upcoming DC release of 'The Joker', starring Joaquin Phoenix following the studio's release of the "final" film trailer, and Corban announces news of a rumored Black Batman casting.

    • 39 min
    Corban Joined By Mendte & Maurer From Fireside Crew

    Corban Joined By Mendte & Maurer From Fireside Crew

    This week scheduling snafus meant that Corban was the only cast member available so he enlisted some help and is joined by our buddies, Jon Mendte & Mr Mauer, from our sister podcast The Fireside Crew (www.welcometofireside.com @FiresideCrew) for a breakdown of the D23 Expo.

    • 47 min
    The Evolution Of The Super-Hero Genre from the 60's to Today

    The Evolution Of The Super-Hero Genre from the 60's to Today

    The guys discuss what it was like in the 60's for an 11 year old Brian Augustyn to see his beloved characters hit the big screen for the first time, the prevailing feeling about those characters at the time, and how the process has evolved across the decades to the high budget productions of today MCU & DCU.

    • 32 min
    The Return Of The Listener Mailbag & Mark V

    The Return Of The Listener Mailbag & Mark V

    The guys welcome the return of the listener/subscriber mailbag and answer questions submitted on social media as well as a return of the infamous Mark V.



    Comics & Movies Referenced:

    MCU - Marvel Cinematic Universe, D.C. Universe, Batman Dark Night Returns, Batman Hush, Jim Lee (artist, writer), Watchmen, Tom King (writer), Image Comics - Outcast, Walking Dead, Walking Dead Comic Book, Rick Grimes, Comic Book Grading, Marvel Civil War, Mark Millar, Steve McNiven, Silver Surfer, Batman: The New 52, Nightwing, Batwoman, House of X, Powers of X, Maximum Carnage, Stan Lee, Todd McFarlane, Flash Gordon, Rise of the Silver Surfer, Fantastic Four, Venom, Ghost Rider, X-Men Origins Wolverine, Ang Lee Hulk Movie

    • 39 min
    Introducing New Cast Member, Comic Book author/editor Brian Augustyn

    Introducing New Cast Member, Comic Book author/editor Brian Augustyn

    The guys welcome in famed comic book writer/editor Brian Augustyn as part of the team for a discussion of his career, the new Amazon Prime series 'The Boys' and dream super hero roles for actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson

    • 48 min

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