Books

Love comic books and nerd culture? This is the podcast for you! Comic book and movie reviews as well as in depth discussion about the medium and community as a whole. In addition to talking all things nerdy, we always try to focus on the Comic Book Creator (s) as much as possible.

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October 13, 2019

Creator Focus: Jeph Loeb

"Joseph "Jeph" Loeb III is an American film and television writer, producer and comic book writer. Loeb was a producer/writer on the TV series Smallville and Lost, writer for the films Commando and Teen Wolf, and a writer and co-executive producer on the NBC TV show Heroes from its premiere in 2006 to November 2008"

 

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September 1, 2019

Should Superheroes Kill?

This week we talk about and ask the question Should Superheroes kill?

Be sure to let us know your thoughts as well and where you stand. Are you a hard Yes or No or do you fall in the middle?

 

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August 4, 2019

Top 5 Comic Book Teams

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Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.

 

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Donny Cates

Born: Sept 14th 1984 Garland, Texas

Occupation: Writer

Notable Works:

  • Cosmic Ghost Rider
  • Babyteeth
  • God Country

Awards:

  • 2018 Best Limited Comic Series Golden Issue Cosmic Ghost Rider
  • 3 Diamond Gem awards

Cates studied sequential art at the Savannah College of Art and Design.

He then got an internship for Marvel Comics, working in the New York editorial office for their Ultimates line

His first title, Hunter Quaid, was published in Dark Horse's anthology, Dark Horse Presents

Link to the interview mentioned in the Podcast

https://www.comiccrusaders.com/family-man-an-interview-with-donny-cates/

Career

2010’s

  • Dark Horse Presents 2011 and 2014
  • Archer and Armstrong #25 2014
  • Unity 2013
  • He also wrote Buzzkill which was published by Dark Horse Comics in 2013.
    • Ruben is an unconventional superhero who gets his powers through the consumption of alcohol and illicit drugs. On one fateful day, facing a world-ending threat, Reuben drank so much that he blacked out. He saved the world...but he has no idea how or why. Now, he's in recovery, trying to get sober and piece together not only the events of the night in question, but the broken parts of his life as an alcoholic and an addict.
  • Ghost Fleet 2014 – 2015 7 issues
  • Captain America: Sam Wilson 2015
  • Captain America: Steve Rogers 2016
  • Interceptor 2016 5 issues
    • Poli has a mech suit and a mission. Weep has machine guns and a temper. Together they lead a band of freedom fighters on a planet populated exclusively by blood-sucking vampires. A planet called Earth. Donny Cates (Venom, God Country) and Dylan Burnett (Cosmic Ghost Rider, X-Force) bring you neon-drenched, blood-soaked, all-out vampire warfare. #DeathBeforeUndead
  • Star Trek 2016 and 2017
    • Waypoint
    • Deviations
  • God Country 2017
    • In GOD COUNTRY, readers meet Emmett Quinlan, an old widower rattled by dementia. Emmett isn't just a problem for his children—his violent outbursts are more than the local cops can handle. When a tornado levels his home—as well as the surrounding West Texas town—a restored Quinlan rises from the wreckage.
    • An enchanted sword at the eye of the storm gives him more than a sound mind and body, however. He's now the only man who can face these otherworldly creatures the sword has drawn down to the Lone Star State... 
  • Atomahawk 2017
  • Babyteeth 2017
  • Redneck 2017
    • The Bowmans are VAMPIRES who have quietly run the local barbecue joint in their small town for years, living off cow's blood. Their peaceful coexistence ends as generations of hate, fear and bad blood bubble to the surface--making it impossible to separate man from monster!
  • Thanos Legacy 2018
  • Death of Inhumans 2018
  • Venom 2018
  • Web of Venom: Ve’Nam 2018
  • Doctor Strange 2018
    • Damnation
  • Guardians of the Galaxy 2019
  • Web of Venom: Carnage Born

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April 28, 2019

Avengers: Endgame Review

SPOILER ALERT!

"Adrift in space with no food or water, Tony Stark sends a message to Pepper Potts as his oxygen supply starts to dwindle. Meanwhile, the remaining Avengers -- Thor, Black Widow, Captain America and Bruce Banner -- must figure out a way to bring back their vanquished allies for an epic showdown with Thanos -- the evil demigod who decimated the planet and the universe."

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March 10, 2019

Captain Marvel Review

Spoiler Alert!

Captain Marvel is an extraterrestrial Kree warrior who finds herself caught in the middle of an intergalactic battle between her people and the Skrulls. Living on Earth in 1995, she keeps having recurring memories of another life as U.S. Air Force pilot Carol Danvers. With help from Nick Fury, Captain Marvel tries to uncover the secrets of her past while harnessing her special superpowers to end the war with the evil Skrulls.

This Week we are joined by Kileys wife Erin to talk about Captain Marvel!

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