Fanboy News Network Episode 48

“Send in the Clowns”

A quick discussion of scary clowns because why not.

Jeff talks about going to see Puddles Pity Party on Halloween.

Daniel tells about performing in the rock opera “Rite of Jupiter”

Another look at large convention growth patterns.

Daniel talks about his mother’s plan to attend Emerald City Comicon with him next year.

Why Daniel will not go see Doctor Strange but is looking forward to Moana.

Just talks about going to go see Mad Max: Fury Road Black and Chrome edition.

Jeff talks about seeing Lights Out.

Daniel talks about his love of the movie Hero starring Jet Li.

The release of the new Wonder Woman trailer.

Traditional vs Non-traditional media.

The strength of representation in geek media.

A quick state of comic book tv shows.

Why Jeff is glad he never got into Walking Dead.

on to Books where Jeff read Imprudence and Daniel talks about the Everything Box.

Fanboy News Network Episode 47


“Podcast Siblings”

Jeff welcomes guest co-host Jennifer Lovely of our sister podcast Don’t Read the Latin

Jeff and Jennifer talk about where they are as podcasters

Jennifer is participating in the Scarecrow Video Pyschotronic Challenge which led her to see Phantasm: Ravager.

Jeff laments missing his chance to see Shin Godzilla in the theater.

Jennifer talks about her experiences at Geek Girl Con.

Talk of New York Comic Con and the unfortunate incident with Peter David.

That leads to a discussion of Romani culture in comics.

Jennifer talks about upcoming horror films.

Jeff talks about the CreepyPasta based series Channel Zero, and the talk is interwoven with talk of American Horror Story.

A quick discussion about Luke Cage.

An overview of the premiers of the CW Superhero shows.

Jeff talks in particular about the premier of Supergirl, and the portrayal of both Supergirl and Superman.

a look at what Agents of SHIELD is doing this season.

 

Fanboy News Network Episode 46

 
“Sleep Evangelism”

Daniel tell of his adventures at Rose City Comic Con and what Peter Mayhews laugh sounds like

Dicussion of the business aspects of celebraties attending conventions

Jeff laments not being able to get out of the theater and instead talks about recent horror movie night watches including High Rise, Psycho Beach Party, and Young Frankenstein, whichs leads to some discussion of Blazing Saddles and what could have been castings.

Jeff talks about the Tick pilot and the history of the Tick in various different media.

Discussion of the Luke Cage Series (the episode was recorded prior to the series release so it is all speculation)

The inclusion of Ghost Rider on Agents of SHEILD.

Daniel talks about being on the final season of Penny Dreadful on Netflix, and the recycling of props vs actioning them off.

Jeff’s talks about the anticipation of the new Season of Supergirl.

Talk about shows that appear to be expansion of plots from single episodes of other series.

The casting of Designated Survior

The possible legal issues faced by No Man’s Sky.

Jeff laments his lack of time to read.

Daniel has read the Non-Fiction book Grunt by Mary Roach.

Daniel talks about the musical he is rehearsing for based on the work of Aleister Crowly.

Jeff discovered two new podcasts: The Billy West Podcast and The West Wing Weekly.

West Wing Weekly let Jeff to discover the Justiceforvets.org

Fanboy News Network Episode 45

“Better Late then Never”

Technical difficulties delayed the release of this episode thus the title and why some subjects may seem out of date.

Dainel Talks about Suicide Squad.

RIP Gene Wilder

The failure of Star Trek Beyond’s ad campaign.

The boys growing excitement for Rogue One.

Jeff has commentary on theme park rides and park events.

Daniel comments on Kubo and the Two Strings.

Discussion about the Labor day geek events, including Pax, Burning Man, and Dragon Con.

Daniel is finally watching Penny Dreadful. Jeff goes out of his way not to crush Daniel’s hope for the characters with spoilers.

Jeff finally got around to seeing Stranger Things and shares his thoughts.

The boys speculate about the Luke Cage and Tick series coming to streaming, as well as Superman being included on Supergirl.

Jeff talks about playing No Man’s Sky.

On Book’s Jeff can’t decide if he wants to read Sandman Slim next or go to the latest Wild Cards book.

Daniel has read 7 Eves by Neil Stephenson, the First Expanse book, and I am Providence.

A quick recap of the Hugo Awards.

Jeff updates on several Podcasts including a progress update on Family Skeletons and Daniel talks about why he likes the resurgence of Sci-Fi and Horror in the medium.

 

Fanboy News Network Episode 44

 

“When Trailers Attack”

Jeff welcomes guest co-host Ian Crowfeather.

R.I.P. David Huddleston.

Jeff’s review of the new Ghostbusters.

A discussion of the new crop of trailers to come out of San Diego Comic Con.

Hopes for the new season of the CW Superhero shows.

Jeff and Ian reminisce about the Ghostbusters role-playing game.

Talk of No Man’s Sky, We Happy Few, and the coming of procedurally generated games.

Jeff talks about the first day of recording on Family Skeletons.

 

Fanboy News Network Episode 43

“The calm before the comic con”

A discussion of the success of Ghostbusters and the man baby backlash.

Jeff reviews the Horror Movies Green Room and the Invitation.

Talk about making the final Divergent book as a tv series.

the anticipation of the American Gods Series and the Wee Free Men movie.

The coming of Batman characters on the CW DC shows.

Jeff’s take on the current course of DC comics.

Why the Wonder Woman coloring book is a disappointment.

Jeff explains Avengers Academy to Daniel.

How Wolf 359 continues to inspire.

 

Fanboy News Network Episode 42

 

“For the love of the pastiche”

Jeff reviews Jungle Book.

a discussion about the new Tarzan movie leads to another talk about being able to like things with problematic aspects.

Jeff finally saw The Conjuring and liked it, but finds trouble with the real life nature of it’s subject.

Why Game of Thrones is being delayed and why the boys can’t wait for American Gods.

The follow up on Captain America, agent of Hydra and why Tom Bevoort has no credibility any longer.

A discussion of pastiche characters and their use in legitimate story telling from Watchmen to Sexton Blake.

Daniel talks about Sir Ian McKellen’s movie Mr. Holmes, leading to a discussion on the longevity of some characters.

Talking about great comics coming out that are not from DC or Marvel.

Fanboy News Network Episode 41

“My Nerd Game is Strong”

RIP Anton Yelchin
Discussion of what went wrong at Space City comic con
Jeff and Daniel discuss the film the Martian.
Jeff and Daniel debate the mertis of Roland Emmarich movies.
Discussion of the merits of the careers of Oscar Issac, John Boyega, and Domhnall Gleeson
Discussion of the good and bad of recent indie horror.
The merits of seeing Henry Rollins live.
Jeff’s reaction to the final episode of Penny Dreadful.
Daniel’s method of watching Game of Thrones.
What Supergirl’s move to CW could mean.
Jeff proves the level of his comic book nerdom.
Even having stopped watching it, Gotham still haunts Jeff.
Examining Preacher as an exercise on how you adapt a comicbook to a new medium.
Looking at what effect 1.6 millon doller loss to Diamond Distributing will have on the comics industry.
A recap of DC Rebirth and the coming of the new old Superman.
Daniel addresses his feelings about the current Captain America storyline.
Jeff talks about old DC comic based Fanfiction Podcasts.
On the book front Daniel talks about his recent and future reads.
Jeff talks about his current reading material Ghostlight, which leads to a discussion about Jack Parsons.

Fanboy News Network Episode 40

Fanboy News Network Episode 40

“Dawn of the Spoilers”

Jeff is joined this week by guest co-host Jim Cartwright of Fire When Ready.

A discussion of legal issues facing Emerald City Comicon.

A review of Captain America: Civil War that also comparses it to Batman V Superman

Spoiler for both movies start at time code 4:58
Spoilers end at time code 31:16

A discussion of the DC tv shows, especially with Supergirl moving to the CW.

The debate over whether Nathan Fillion would be a good choice for the new Star Trek Series.

Speculation on the underlying reason that led to Paramont dropping the lawsuit against the Star Trek Fan Film.

A discussion of the benefits of a comic book series that ends.

A discussion of DC Rebirth, with yet more spoilers

Spoilers begin at Time code 48:55
Spoilers end at time code 57:51

Fanboy News Network Episode 39

Fanboy News Network Episode 39

“What is seen can’t be unseen”

Jeff finally goes to see Batman V Superman to give it an honest review.

The conversation naturally turns to Marverl’s upcoming movies.

Discussion of events that occured when PAX East let a sixteen year old run an inclusivity panel.

Jeff endevors to convince Daniel to watch IZombie.

A discussion of the controversy surrounding DC Editorial.

Jeff talks about his theory of podcast cast size vs how many episodes it can make in a year.

A look at this year’s Hugo nomination announcement.