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Listen Up Casuals! Welcome to a show for the casual comic book fan.

We break down your favorite comic book shows and movies and compare them to the comics they are based on. Did they nail it? What was different? Did we love it or hate it? Tune in to find out!

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Listen Up Casuals! Welcome to a show for the casual comic book fan.

We break down your favorite comic book shows and movies and compare them to the comics they are based on. Did they nail it? What was different? Did we love it or hate it? Tune in to find out!

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    S3.E6 - Ghost Rider

    S3.E6 - Ghost Rider

    Listen Up Casuals! Welcome to a show for the casual fan. We break down your favorite comic book shows and movies and compare them to the comics they are based on. Did they nail it? What was different? Did we love it or hate it? Tune in to find out!
    Get your engines ready because Rocco and Chris are back with another hauntingly dark episode of Listen Up Casuals! On the season finale we are discussing the Ghost Rider. We hope you enjoyed this season and we have some ideas for season themes cookin' so stay tuned. Speaking of cookin', let's talk the Spirit of Vengeance! This is LUC Dark.
     
    INTRO
    What are you reading?
    NEWS

    RIP Ray Stevenson
    Miles Morales live action movie
    Spiderman 2 VG
    Marvel “retires” Nick Fury
    Kamala Kahn to die
    Alligator Loki comic 
    New DD creative
    GODS
    Gotham War
    TMNT trailer 
    Image to depart previews

    COMMERCIAL
    CHARACTER DISCUSSION
    Character Origin in Comics

    Carter Slade - Ghost Rider #1 (February 1967)
    Johnny Blaze - Marvel Spotlight #5 (Aug. 1972)
    Danny Ketch - Ghost Rider (vol. 3) #1 (May 1990)
    Robbie Reyes - All-New Ghost Rider #1 (March 2014)

    TEAM UPS

    Champions
    Secret Defenders
    Marvel Knights
    Midnight Sons

    Current Status in Comics

    Ben Percy current run
    Weapons of Vengeance this summer  w/ Wolverine
    Danny Ketch mini series

    MOVIES

    Ghost Rider (2007)
    Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance (2011)

    TV

    Agents of SHIELD - Robbie Reyes - Gabriel Luna & Tom McComas
    90’s cartoons - appearances on X-Men, F4, Incredible Hulk (voiced by Richard Grieco)

    PLUGS
    CLOSE

    • 1 hr 24 min
    S3.E5 - Constantine

    S3.E5 - Constantine

    Listen Up Casuals! Welcome to a show for the casual fan. We break down your favorite comic book shows and movies and compare them to the comics they are based on. Did they nail it? What was different? Did we love it or hate it? Tune in to find out!
    Abra cadabra! Rocco and Chris are back and we are talking all about everyone's favorite cynical, chain smoking sorcerer, John Constantine. Tune in as we talk about his comic book origins, animated and live action appearances, and more! Welcome to LUC Dark.
    INTRO
    FCBD?
    What are you reading?
    NEWS

    Jim Lee promoted
    Krypto in Superman Legacy
    JSA members get their own minis
    DC Knight Terrors 
    McFarlane Toys Gold Label Superman Unchained patina version -10k qty
    Marvel Star Wars xover event Dark Droids
    Daredevil Reborn to be affected by strike? Blade production halted.
    F4 castings?
    Midnight Suns P6?

    COMMERCIAL
    Character Origin in Comics
    Swamp Thing #37 (1985) - created by Alan Moore, Steve Bissette, and John Totleben
    Runs
    Hellblazer (1988- 2013) 300 issues
    Justice League Dark (2011) 
    Constantine (2013)
    Constantine: The Hellblazer (2015)
    The Hellblazer: Rebirth (2016)
    Current Status in Comics
    The Sandman Universe Presents: Hellblazer (2019) -  one-shot
    John Constantine: Hellblazer (2019) - set in Sandman Universe - 12 issues
    Hellblazer: Rise and Fall (2020) Tom Taylor - Black Label
    Swamp Thing: Green Hell (2022-2023)
    CHARACTER DISCUSSION
    Keanu

    Constantine (2005)
    Newly announced sequel

    Matt Ryan

    NBC show (2014)
    Arrowverse - Arrow (4th season), Legends of Tomorrow (3rd season and became regular on 4th)

    • 1 hr 33 min
    S3.E4 - Elektra

    S3.E4 - Elektra

    Listen Up Casuals! Welcome to a show for the casual fan. We break down your favorite comic book shows and movies and compare them to the comics they are based on. Did they nail it? What was different? Did we love it or hate it? Tune in to find out!
    On this episode we talk about another character near and dear to Rocco's heart, Elektra! We talked Daredevil in S1 and we thought it was about time we talked about his counterpart. This season has been dubbed LUC Dark as we are talking all about your favorite vigilantes, assassins, sorcerers and more!
    INTRO
    What are you reading?
    NEWS

    The Marvels
    Kraven rated R & details
    The Flash trailer 2
    Mangold Swamp Thing
    Penguin teaser
    Creature Commandos cast
    Blue Beetle ongoing SEPT
    Brzrkr: Poetry of Madness

    See it or skip it?
    COMMERCIAL
    Character Origin in Comics

    First Appearance - Daredevil #168 (1964) Frank Miller introduces Marvel’s deadliest assassin. In a former lifetime she was a woman of privilege, a disciplined student of martial arts. But after her father’s death, Elektra focused solely on violence, masking her grief with rage
    Daredevil: The Man Without Fear #3 (1993) While students at Columbia, a Greek heiress and a blind law student fall hard for each other- and embrace the danger of young, reckless love.
    Daredevil #181 (1981) One of Frank Miller’s most famed Daredevil issues. Elektra and Bullseye engage in a ferocious battle. The death of Elektra.
    Daredevil #190 (1982) The Hand, an occult clan of ninjas, resurrects Elektra for their own nefarious means. Once she was a disciple of their shadowy order is she now The Hand’s greatest weapon? Elektra’s abilities take a supernatural turn.
    Elektra #1 (1996) first time having her own run.

    Current Status in Comics

    Ongoing as Lady Daredevil, Queen of the Fist and Daredevil’s wife in current Daredevil ongoing run by Zdarsky. In current Daredevil, Matt and Elektra go on a quest with The Fist, enemy of The Hand to take The Hand down once and for all. Matt and Elektra are married and take on titles of Kind and Queen of The Fist. Elektra’s new alter ego as Lady Daredevil. This run continues to collide with current The Punisher run as Frank is High Slayer of The Hand.

    CHARACTER DISCUSSION
    Daredevil (2003)

    Jennifer Garner cast

    Elektra (2005)

    Jennifer Garner reprises her role in a generally maligned movie

    Netflix’s Daredevil Season 2 (2015) & Defenders (2017)

    Élodie Yung portrays Elektra back closer to her comic book origins
    Élodie Yung reprises her role as the villain w/ The Hand

    Daredevil: Born Again? (2024)

    Bringing in Elektra?

    Thunderbolts? (2024)

    Brief stint with the Thunderbolts in the comics.

    CLOSE

    • 1 hr 21 min
    S3.E3 - Wolverine

    S3.E3 - Wolverine

    Listen Up Casuals! Welcome to a show for the casual fan. We break down your favorite comic book shows and movies and compare them to the comics they are based on. Did they nail it? What was different? Did we love it or hate it? Tune in to find out!
    We are back with a brand new episode of Listen Up Casuals! This season has been dubbed LUC Dark as we are talking all about your favorite vigilantes, assassins, sorcerers and more! This week Rocco and Chris tackle everyone's favorite cigar smoking Canadian Mutant, WOLVERINE!!
     
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    INTRO
    What are you reading?
    Jonathan Majors discussion
    NEWS

    Liv Tyler back for Cap 4
    Loki 2 rumored for end of Summer/September
    Peter Weller joins Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur
    Secret Invasion 6/21
    Clayface rumored for The Batman 2
    Titans returns 4/13
    Stargirl/Titans xover
    Jaxxon one shot

    COMMERCIAL 
    CHARACTER DISCUSSION
    Character Origin in Comics

    Avengers #66 - first adamantium (1969)
    FOOM Magazine #2 (1973) first true? Andy Olsen 
    Incredible Hulk #180/#181 - cameo and FA (1974) *He was created by Marvel editor-in-chief Roy Thomas, writer Len Wein, and Marvel art director John Romita Sr. Romita designed the character's costume, but the character was first drawn for publication by Herb Trimpe.
    Giant-Size X-Men #1 (1975)
    Wolverine #1 (1982) Claremont/Miller FIRST SOLO
    Wolverine #1 (1988) Claremont/Buscema FIRST ONGOING
    Wolverine The Origin #1 (2001) Quesada/Jenkins 
    NYX #3 (2004) - first X-23; first true appearance as Laura Kinney in X-Men Evolution TV 2003. 
    Wolverine: Origins #10 (2007) 1st Daken son of Wolverine and Itsu. Quesada/Way
    Wolverine #66 (2008) 1st Old Man Logan. McNiven/Millar
    Current State in Comics
    Ben Percy (2020)

    Movies/TV and more

    X-Men TAS
    X-Men films

    • 1 hr 31 min
    S3.E2 - Harley Quinn

    S3.E2 - Harley Quinn

    Listen Up Casuals! Welcome to a show for the casual fan. We break down your favorite comic book shows and movies and compare them to the comics they are based on. Did they nail it? What was different? Did we love it or hate it? Tune in to find out!
    This time around we are chatting it up about the Clown Princess of Crime, Harley Quinn! What a unique character. One of the few characters who did not start off in the comics. Have a listen as Rocco and Chris have been long time Batman: TAS fans!
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    INTRO
    What are you reading?
    NEWS

    Moon Knight s2 King Rama Tut? 16:40
    X-Men 97
    Morbius MS trailer 
    Fantastic Four petition
    Titans s4 p2 returns 4/13

    First look Jaylen Waddle Robin costume

    Dawn of the DCU titles. Batgirls and Tim Drake: Robin ending.
    Shazam 2 digital in April
    TMNT Usagi Yojimbo Wherewhen
    Sweet Tooth S2 4/27
    Punkdroid Kickstarter. LAST PUSH! ONLY A FEW MORE DAYS LEFT TO BACK!!!!

    Commercial 
    CHARACTER DISCUSSION
    Harley’s FIRST APPEARANCE: she was created by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm as a comic relief henchwoman for the supervillain Joker in Batman: The Animated Series, and debuted in its episode, "Joker's Favor", in September 1992
    Character Origin in Comics

    The Batman Adventures #12 (September 1993, “non-canon”) 
    Batman: Harley Quinn #1 (October 1999, “canon” The first official Harley Quinn entry (appearance) into the DC Universe. Also an origin issue. A modern day classic cover by Alex Ross "Mad Love"
    Action Comics #765 - (2000) – Harley steps out of a Batman comic universe for the first time. This comic is also the first time she appears in the same book as Superman. 
    Harley Quinn #1 - (2000) – 7 years after her debut into the comic

    • 1 hr 29 min
    S3.E1 - The Punisher

    S3.E1 - The Punisher

    Listen Up Casuals! Welcome to a show for the casual fan. We break down your favorite comic book shows and movies and compare them to the comics they are based on. Did they nail it? What was different? Did we love it or hate it? Tune in to find out! We are back with our third season and we are opening it up with a big banger Frank Castle, THE PUNISHER!! Thank you for your patience as life happens and we've missed doing this show. We hope you enjoy this season!
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    INTRO
    What are you reading?
    NEWS

    Bernthal back as Punisher in MCU. Vanessa Fisk recast. Foggy and Karen not returning. 
    Cap 4 synopsis
    Clancy Brown joins Penguin as Salvatore Maroni
    Batman Caped Crusader picked up by Amazon
    20th Century Imprint 

    Character the in Comics
    AMS #129 (1974)
    Punisher V1 #1 (1986)
    Punisher War Journal V1 #1 (1988)
    Punisher War Zone V1 #1 (1992)
    Punisher Max #1 (2010)
    The Hand - current Jason Aaron run 
    COMMERCIAL
    CHARACTER DISCUSSION 
    The Punisher (2004)
    Punisher: War Zone (2008)
    DD S2 & The Punisher S1-S2
    Other Media

    89 movie
    Iron Man: Rise of Technovore, voiced by Norman Reedus.
    Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher, voiced by Brian Bloom.

    CLOSE
     

    • 1 hr 20 min

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