Tony, Ryan, Patrick, & friends, talk comics & other pop culture, weekly, from the friendly confines of Empire's Comics Vault.
Episode 174 - The 2019 Vaulty Awards
.. in which we, Tony Asaro, Patrick Clarke, & Ryan Miller, celebrate the best in comics & comics-related media of 2019, in our fifth annual Vaulty Awards show!! Download EP_174_-_THE_2019_VAULTY_AWARDS_FIN.mp3
Episode 173 - Horrified
.. in which we, Ryan Miller, Patrick Clarke, & Tony Asaro, celebrate Ryan's birthday in a town beset by evil, trying to fend-off the fury of Dracula, The Wolf Man, & The Mummy, in a round of Prospero Hall's Universal Monster-mash cooperative board game Horrified, out of Ravensburger Games!! [Note: This episode is a tad noisy! 'Cause that's what happens when you put a mic on a table & then play a board game on that same table! Mistakes were made, lol. Regardless, we hope you enjoy the episode, because we had an absolute blast making it. Cheers.] Download EP_173_-_Horrified_FIN_FIN.mp3
Episode 172 - New Years Comics Resolutions 2020
.. in which we, Patrick Clarke, Tony Asaro, & Ryan Miller, indulge in one of our longest-running annual traditions & take a look at how we did on our comics-related resolutions from 2019, before then making a whole batch of spectacularly-ill-advised new resolutions for 2020!! [image from My Hero Academia by Bones/Funimation, created by Kōhei Horikoshi] Download EP_172_-_New_Years_Comics_Resolutions_FIN.mp3
Episode 171 - The HoX & PoX of It All
.. in which we, Ryan Miller, Patrick Clarke, & Tony Asaro, try our level best to wrangle, explain, & discuss, our feelings about the biggest comic event of 2019: Marvel's 12-part, showstopping, X-Men miniseries, House of X & Powers of X, by Jonathan Hickman, Pepe Larraz, Marte Gracia, R.B. Silva, & Adriano Di Benedetto!! [Note: We recorded this episode in November, just as the first wave of Dawn of X was debuting. Much has happened in those books in the meantime, & there have also been a great many exciting developments with Tony's flowerbed full of Krakoa Seeds. We will update you on these matters with all due haste.] Download EP_171_-_HOX_POX_FIN.mp3
Episode 170 - The Year Was 1979
.. in which we, Tony Asaro, Patrick Clarke, & Ryan Miller, travel all the way back to The Bronze Age of Comics in honor of Tony's birthday, & rap about what was on the spinner rack in 1979!! (featuring reviews of Ghost Rider, Elfquest, & the original Marvel-era Star Wars comics) Download EP_170_-_The_Year_Was_1979_FIN.mp3
Episode 169 - The Long-Lost Superman Ep
.. in which we, Tony Asaro, Patrick Clarke, & Minnie Saucedo, (with additional contributions from Ryan Miller, & Ben Schwartz), helped celebrate Tony's birthday way back in September of 2018 by talking-out all our feels concerning The Big Blue Boyscout, himself, Clark Kent. *** This one sat buried in The Vault for an embarrassing length of time, which was unplanned & unintentional, & we're thrilled to finally put it out there, into the world. Thank you for sticking with us, thank you -as always- for listening, we hope you enjoy hearing this as much as we enjoyed making it, & we hope each & every one of you is having a warm & wonderful winter holiday season. Lastly but most importantly, a big thank you to Minnie for being such a vital part of our show for so many episodes. We remain deeply grateful to her, for her incalculable contributions to Cracking The Vault during her time with us. *** [cover image from Action Comics (vol 2) #37, drawn by the incomparable Darwyn Cooke] Download EP_169_-_Superman_FIN.mp3
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So much fun. Gives a bunch of info and is great to hear.
Still catching up
I have def gotten some great comic book recommendations from this podcast. Keep it up!!
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This is podcast from a great comic book shop in Sacromento. I visit Empire Comics Vault every week. I like that place for it's safe and welcoming enviroment which is reflected in this great podcast.