A weekly podcast on comics, film, television and collectibles, all fueled by the magic of frappacinos.
Caffeinated Comics – Hasbro Pulse Con
From Marvel Legends to Star Wars to Indiana Jones, Hasbro saves the best announcements for themselves. Jon, Steven and Elliott discuss how much more money action figures will take from them in 2023. Does the Marvel Legends treatment for Indy live up to expectations? Who wants an Avalanche figure? Why does an $80 Serpentor figure sell out in an hour? Plus, enough with the packaging changes. [EP299]
Caffeinated Comics – HasLab HasLoses
A 4th version of a C list Marvel character for $350? What could possibly go wrong? Jon and Steven discuss the latest Marvel Legends Ghost Rider offering, if a 6 inch scale car is worth the Hot Toys price point, how it's already lost the Robbie Reyes stretch goal and what happen to Mephisto if 12,000 people don't want the car. [EP298]
Caffeinated Comics – MCU ReVU: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
James Gunn returns to the corner of the MCU he created! Elliott, Jon, Dave and Tom welcome writer Saurav Mohapatra to discuss what happens when a groundbreaking director makes a film that doesn't surprise its audience, Gunn's recurring theme of bad fathers and how the MCU is a step towards Peacemaker. Also, Marvel can afford a Beatle, adapting Kirby to real actors and cramming a ton of 80s action heroes into a movie that is not "The Expendables". [EP297]
Caffeinated Comics – D23
Disney focuses most of their announcements on Disney Plus but is the golden age of streaming already over? Jon and Steven discuss how HBO Max is ending the budget arms race for platforms, whether box office sales mean more than subscription numbers, and if one service will end up buying all the others. Plus, why old announcements are new announcements and become teasers for more announcements, and why the new Hasbro packaging for Marvel Legends has created total chaos. [EP296]
Caffeinated Comics – ELVIS
He's the King of Rock n' Roll but where does the movie rank? Jon and Elliott discuss when they got into Elvis Presley, how his persona has lasted and why the biopic put Tom Hanks in a fat suit. Plus, She-Hulk twerks, Moon Knight puzzles and Spider-Man show us ten more minutes. [EP295]
Caffeinated Comics – MCU ReVU: Doctor Strange
Dr. Suzana Flores returns to discuss Benedict Cumberbatch's entry into the MCU! Jon, Elliott, Dave and Dr. Flores discuss whether Strange's character can offset the exit of Robert Downey Jr., the vocabulary of magic in the MCU and how letting go is the most important part of healing. Plus, is Sam Raimi's movie a sequel or a reboot? [EP294]
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One of my favorite podcasts! I listen every week. Just wish I could download it in .mp3 instead of .wma through iTunes. Keep up the great work!
I started listening to the show once I saw an ad for it in Chimera's Comics, and I've been an avid listener ever since I saw it back in 2013. This around the time I was getting into comics, and it's been great hearing the guys who have been into that culture for years give recommendations, which was useful in becoming as fluent in comic book culture as I am today. I love that they don't stick to just comic books, and that the show naturally ends up on topics like video games or classic movies, (2 topics I also love) making the podcast seem much more naturally flowing than other, more segmented shows. It all comes together to make a consistently great show that I try to listen to as soon as possible each week. (Also I was promised a shoutout if I wrote this review, and I got a shoutout on the most recent episode, so hopefully this creates enough demand for me to be a guest (just kidding!))