A weekly podcast on comics, film, television and collectibles, all fueled by the magic of frappacinos.
Caffeinated Comics – Batgirl Gone
Why did Warner Brothers mothball a 90 million dollar movie? Jon and Elliott discuss the fallout from the WB Discovery merger, the de-escalation of HBO Max and the perceived quality of the straight-to-streaming DC movie. Plus, Spider-Man Day and remembering Nichelle Nichols, Alan Grant and Jon's Aunt Peggy. [EP291]
Caffeinated Comics – MCU ReVU: Ant-Man
The smallest superhero took the longest time to get a movie! Jon, Elliott and dave welcome Tom the mixologist and Mike Caplan, the owner of Mr. Wayne's Pop Culture Collectibles to discuss Edgar wright's protracted (and failed) attempt to get Scott Lang on the big screen, why Paul Rudd was the right actor at the right time and how Michael Douglas' penchant for playing bastards in the 80's informed his portrayal of Hank Pym, a character with a dark past. [EP290]
Caffeinated Comics – SDCC 2022
Another San Diego Comicon is in the books and Jon and Elliott are here to unpack the announcements. How many Marvel movies are coming? Why is Star Trek having more fun than Star Wars? How good are the parties? Plus, more Slott on Spider-Man and more Hickman on, something. [EP289]
Caffeinated Comics – Comics Are Worth How Much?
Comic sales hit 2 billion dollars in 2022. So why aren't we hearing more about comics? Jon, Steven and Elliott discuss where kids are getting their graphic novels, how 1000 less comic books stores impact the reading community, and if rising prices are worth the boost to the bottom line. Plus, why a George Carlin quote perfectly applies to older comic fans. [EP288]
Caffeinated Comics – Thor: Love and Thunder
Taika Waititi returns to the franchise he transformed, but can he pull off the same trick twice? Jon, Steven, and Elliott discuss whether the balance of comedy and tragedy pays off, how much Jason Aaron's comic run factors into the plot and how Taika can be in everything. Plus, Bruce Campbell hosts a Doctor Strange special. [EP287]
Caffeinated Comics – Geek Year Supreme: 1982 vs 1989
It's more than "Tron" vs "Batman". Jon, Elliott, Bill Monroe and Wally Podrazik discuss the two watershed years for geek movies. Do we need Hollywood polish or the grit of guerilla filmmaking? How did the home video market change the landscape in 7 years in between? And are movie theaters that important? [EP286]
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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!))