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Not sure whether to see the new superhero movie that just hit theaters? Check out Cover B’s ‘REEL EXTRA’ episodes, where they review the newest blockbusters right after they release. Get honest opinions in both spoiler-free and full-spoiler sections, letting you decide whether the film is worth it (or definitely worth waiting for RedBox).
Looking for something new to read? Cover B has you covered with segments like the Secret Shortbox, where we offer alternative comic book reads based off your favorite authors, or Graphic Novelties, where we review original trade paperback releases you may have never heard of before.
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Episode 212 - REEL EXTRA: Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
Coming into this film, we knew it was going to be a challenge to try and top the original, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. But hot damn, they achieved. Incredible art, an engaging storyline, cameos and references and fan service, oh my! It's like watching the live-action world blend with the comic world in a majestic symphony. Well done, Sony (but don't get comfortable, we still know what you did to Morbius...).
Episode 211 - Graphic Novelties: Cuckoo
Graphic Novelties: Cuckoo Oh snap, we've got another Joe Sparrow graphic novel, and this one is quite a bit thicker and meatier than Homunculus, but still in the same sci-fi vein. Our main character, Dorothy, goes through something strange and unexplainable when she's a child, and it isn't until much later, when she's struggling with college and her future and what she really wants to do with herself, that it comes back to have a significant impact. Less of a coming-of-age, and more a coming-to-terms-with, being an adult is hard and no one articulates some of those weird feelings better than Dorothy. It's supernatural, it's weird, it's beautifully drawn - this book hits on some heavy topics in a powerful way that feels relatable and inspiring. Go get this book!
Episode 210 - REEL EXTRA: Junji Ito Maniac
It's weird, it's creepy, it's kind of gross at times - it's very Junji Ito. Early in 2023, Netflix launched a new anime dedicated to the story-telling style you know and love from the horror king himself. Featuring some familiar faces, as well as some stories you may not know, it's a compilation of macabre with some hits, some misses, and some icky bits to keep you up at night. If you're into his style, it's definitely worth a watch.
Episode 209 - Graphic Novelties: Homunculus
Graphic Novelties: Homunculus There's been a lot of talk about AI lately - some exciting, some scary, some that seems straight out of a science fiction novel. What's so interesting about Homunculus by Joe Sparrow is that it tackles AI head-on, but not in the "what happens when we get overtaken by robots and they enslave us all" angle we see so frequently, but more in a "what happens when humans inevitably destroy themselves, and leave all this AI behind?" It's a deeply emotional, but also uplifting and hopeful take on our relationship with artificial intelligence that left me all up in my feels.
Episode 208 - REEL EXTRA: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
In all honesty, Marvel hasn't felt quite on their game lately. The majority of the recent films have felt just okay and a couple even outright disappointed us (looking at you Thor... sigh...).
Not this one. An emotional rollercoaster that can absolutley wreck your tear ducts, this one is well written, well directed, well acted, and serves as an incredible finale to the Guardians' storyline. Definitely go see it, but also come well prepared with a box of tissues.
Episode 207 - Powered Gaming: Marvel Snap
Powered Gaming: Marvel Snap RIGHT, SO, we took a bit of a break because we MOVED! We weren't totally planning on taking a break, but between the busy-ness of it all, and the lack of internet for multiple weekends in a row, it just sort of worked out that way. ANYWAY, Tee got all wrapped up into Marvel's fancy TCG, and decided to spend an episode trying to convince Chris to play it. Is she successful? Probaably not. But you'll have to listen to know for sure!
Great listen even for folks with limited comic knowledge!
I’ve been listening for a few weeks and I am LOVING it! Tee and Chris are both super knowledgeable on all things comic and aren’t afraid to step into any topic: comics, movies, books you name it! I’m not super into reading a ton of comics but their recommendations have me searching for new reads!