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Watching Comics Podcast

Author: Mitchell Roush

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Two mild-mannered dudes you haven't heard of reviewing the comic book inspired titles hitting the big and small screens. Because in the 21st Century--watching comic books is a thing!
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Remember when Alec Baldwin was a superhero?.Jake + Mitch venture back to the 90s vault and relish in the red scarfed glory of THE SHADOW. Along the way they hit a few key questions:.- Why isn't comic book hero Alec Baldwin a bigger deal?- What if Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell did a remake?- Is Baldwin's Lamont Cranston just Don Draper minus the booze?.As is the case with most pre-21st Century campy comic flicks, this one had a moment ... just not a big one. Either way, THE SHADOW is a fun ride and every bit deserving of a deep-dive..Be sure to give a listen, rate and review!.https://www.watchingcomics.com/.*WCP is a member of the GeekDad Podcast Network* 
Sandman to Audible

Sandman to Audible

2020-05-2144:23

Time to pivot to Listening Comics?.Jake + Mitch freak out over the latest SANDMAN news. From a grade-A cast to the inclusion of the master Neil Gaiman himself, there's much to be excited about. With Audible going all-in on comic book audio drama, they can't help but wonder what that means for the future of comic book entertainment. A few questions arise:.- Is James McAvoy a good leading man?- What will this audio experience mean for the long-awaited TV / Movie projects?- Which comics will get the audio drama treatment next?.Any way you slice it, SANDMAN is going to make waves through our headphones and, if they stick the landing, it'll be monumental..Be sure to give a listen, rate, and review!.https://www.watchingcomics.com/.*WCP is a member of the GeekDad Podcast Network* 
The Watching Comics Pod returns with another installment of....IMPOSSIBLE QUESTIONS..Attempting to answer daunting questions; or at least re-visiting something we may have underestimated. Quick takes, sharp focus, and endless Twitter-blasting potential..Co-Host Mitch shares his bold take from a memorably disappointing flick:.Is it possible that SUPERMAN RETURNS is the grand champion of “Great Trailer, Bad Movie”?.In a few quick minutes, Mitch shares why the initial Supes teaser gave him chills in the theater and ultimately how the movie fell flat despite the incredible hype. Indeed, a great trailer does not guarantee a great film. .Be sure to rate, review, and give a listen!.https://www.watchingcomics.com/.TWITTER: @WatchComixPod .*WCP is a member of the GeekDad Podcast Network*
Fan-casting just got real..Jake + Mitch return with a Shut-Up and Give It To Me-adjacent episode. The guys pick their go to writers, directors, and creatives they'd like to see venture into the comic book movie arena next. Because even with all the great comic stuff hitting our screens, there's still room for more. Along the way they hit four exciting potential projects:.- Who should write the next wave of X-Men flicks?- Could we see Lynne Ramsay taking on an indie comic film?- Is there a recipe to finally getting Swamp Thing right?- What if we Matt Stone + Trey Parker a comic property?.To be honest, this episode couldn't have been more on-brand. But tell us you're not excited about the prospect of the South Park guys giving us a comic film! There's a lot to unpack, but some of these crazy ideas just might be good. .Be sure to give a listen, rate, and review!.https://www.watchingcomics.com/.*WCP is a member of the GeekDad Podcast Network*
Is being mostly good really good enough?.Jake + Mitch share thoughts on the latest DC property hitting HBO Max. In some ways, they celebrate that JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK is finally getting the TV treatment. In others, they can't help but wonder: Is J.J. Abrams the best choice to run the show?.What starts as an innocent conversation on the new DC series turns into a full-blown Abrams examination. The guys go through his IMDb rap sheet, and ask a few questions along the way:.- Why does J.J. seem to only operate in existing properties?- What's the best work he's ever done?- Will this new JLD series work?.There's a lot to unpack when it comes to a popular name like Mr. Abrams. Regardless of where everyone lands we know the internet will be full of rumors and takes. .Give a listen, rate, and review!.https://www.watchingcomics.com/.*WCP is a member of the GeekDad Podcast Network* 
The multiverse just got real, folks ....Jake + Mitch can't contain their excitement at the latest news to hit the MCU. That's right, the godfather of comic book flicks himself is returning to the land of superheroes. The guys take a full-blown deep dive into the possibilities of DOCTOR STRANGE II now that Sam Raimi is the director. Along the way, they posit:.- Does this have top-tier MCU potential?- How will Scarlet Witch factor in?- Could Shuma-Gorath be the next villian?.There's much to be excited about, and even more to speculate. But with the multiverse and H.P. Lovecraft possibilities teased through the title, we're optimistic this one will deliver the goods. .Be sure to give a listen, rate, and review!.https://www.watchingcomics.com/.*WCP is a member of the GeekDad Podcast Network* 
The Watching Comics Pod returns with another installment of... . IMPOSSIBLE QUESTIONS. Attempting to answer daunting questions; or at least re-visiting something we may have underestimated. Quick takes, sharp focus, and endless Twitter-blasting potential. . Co-Host Jake shares his bold take from a favorite flick: . Is it possible the SCOTT PILGRIM vs THE WORLD movie is better than the comics? . In a few quick minutes, Jake dishes on why the movie--and leading character--changed his life, and why the comics, which are great in their own right, don't quite stick the landing like the flick. . BONUS: You're invited to a party! Don't worry, it's quarantine friendly. The guys are hosting their first ever, "Watching Comics Comic Watch". That's right, Saturday, April 11th @ 9:30 pm (CST) WCP is hosting a SCOTT PILGRIM Netflix watch party. You won't want to miss it. Hit up our Twitter for details. . TWITTER: @WatchComixPod . Be sure to rate, review, and give a listen! . https://www.watchingcomics.com/ . *WCP is a member of the GeekDad Podcast Network*
Everyone's favorite sub-series is back! And this time we're making it more than a trilogy. . Jake + Mitch strap on their fan-casting capes for another round of, "wouldn't be cool if this project were green-list?" Shut-Up and Give it to Me, Vol. IV hits a lot of random stops along the way but promises to bring you faithful listeners one movie and one show that would be utterly awesome. . Here's a quick snapshot of what they've labeled as the next round of "passion projects": . - MiracleMan: Dare we give the keys to Zack Snyder? - America Chavez: Give this series to Jenji Kohan you cowards! . They also manage to share hot takes on Christopher Nolan, Denis' upcoming DUNE flick, and self-quarantine updates. So, yeah, a lot happens--but it's totally worth it. . Be sure to rate, review, and give a listen! . https://www.watchingcomics.com/
The battle royale you've been waiting for ... . Jake + Mitch open old wounds as they re-visit two of their most painful cinema experiences in BATMAN & ROBIN and SPIDER-MAN 3. But the question remains: . Which is the most painful? . In one corner, we have SM3, complete w/ Emo Tobey and two musical numbers. . In the opposite corner, we have Bat Nipples. . Both movies remain infamous for all the wrong reasons. The guys attempt to break down why and flirt with existentialism along the way. . Be sure to give a listen, rate, and review! . https://www.watchingcomics.com/ . HOSTS: @thatjakeowens + @MitchRoush . *WCP is a member of the GeekDad Podcast Network*
Quarantine Watchlist

Quarantine Watchlist

2020-03-2046:39

So, now that we’re quarantined…what’s next? . Jake + Mitch emerge from their social distancing to compile a go-to watchlist. Because when you’re cooped-up at home for two weeks, you’ve got to have something to watch, right? Thanks to the wonders of physical media and the endless libraries of streaming platforms, there’s no shortage of comic book inspired titles to choose from. . With Jake vowing to share BATMAN TAS with his kids and Mitch planning a DEADPOOL day, stuff is bound to get rowdy. Besides, no one said quarantine was supposed to be boring. . And after crafting the watchlist there’s nothing left to do than wash your hands, grab some snacks, and let the binge-watching begin. . Be sure to give a listen, rate, and review! . https://watchingcomics.com . *WCP is a member of the GeekDad Podcast Network*
Will we call him BatPat, Battinson, or R-Bat? . Jake + Mitch aren't sure which nickname will stick, but they are certain enough "leaked" photos of THE BATMAN that it's worth talking about. Because we're never at a shortage of Batman content. Along the way the guys hit a few key questions: . - Is this Batmobile sleek or stupid? - Will Matt Reeves bring the goods? - Can Paul Dano reach Heath Ledger heights w/ his Riddler? . Whether we asked for it or not, next year we're getting another Batman movie...and we're excited (mostly). How could you not be? Have you seen Pattinson's chin-game?! So, yes, give us more Caped Crusader on screen. . Be sure to give a listen, rate, and review. . https://www.watchingcomics.com/ . *WCP is a member of the GeekDad Podcast Network*
15 years later and it still holds up. . Jake + Mitch commemorate WCP's second anniversary by re-visiting one of the greatest comic book sequels of all-time, SPIDER-MAN 2. Because when it comes to our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, Raimi's interpretations deserve placement among the best. Along the way, the guys hit a few key talking points: . - Do we give Kirsten Dunst enough credit? - Just how bad is James Franco's performance? - Which Spidey flick is the best? . Above all, another incredible display of a classic villain that takes this one into rewatchable territory. Thank goodness for early 2000s comic book camp. . Be sure to rate, review, and give a listen! . https://www.watchingcomics.com/ . *WCP is a member of the GeekDad Podcast Network*
Make no mistake, a breakfast sandwich is worth fighting for. . Mitch sits down with Ashley, in her triumphant return, from The Cutaways Podcast to dish on Harley Quinn's mallet and all the visceral awesomeness that comes with it.  More importantly, they break down how BIRDS OF PREY cracked the code to 21st Century action movie making. . Along the way, they hit other key talking points like: . - Remember when movies had killer soundtracks? - What separates this one from the rest of the "girl power" flicks? - Why are so many folks trying to call it a flop? . Naturally, spoilers abound in this unapologetically gushing episode.  Because Cathy Yan and her team finally gave Harley the big screen treatment she deserved.  . This episode contains explicit language. Be sure to give a listen, rate, and review! . HOSTS:  @Thatjakeowens + @MitchRoush GUEST:  Ashley - @CutawaysPodcast https://thecutaways.com/episodes/ . *WCP is a member of the GeekDad Podcast Network*
Somehow we live in a world where three iterations of THE TICK exist. . Jake + Mitch take a long overdue, and deeply philosophical look at the cult-favorite superhero show, THE TICK. Because if it's good enough to earn this many reboots it's worth having a debate over 'em, right? The guys hit rare form as they touch on a few key components: . - What's the best punk rock band comparison to THE TICK? - Why didn't we get more Patrick Warburton? - Does anyone remember when FAMILY GUY was actually good? . A perfectly random episode to salute an iconically random, but somehow never popular show. So, here's to our favorite big, blue hero for always being ahead of his time. . Be sure to give a listen, rate, and review! . https://www.watchingcomics.com/ . HOSTS: Jake Owens + Mitch Roush . *WCP is a member of the GeekDad Podcast Network*
The Watching Comics Pod is back with another feature of... . IMPOSSIBLE QUESTIONS. . Attempts to answering daunting questions; or at least re-visiting something we may have underestimated. Quick takes, sharp focus, and endless Twitter-blasting potential. . Co-Host Jake shares his bold take from a favorite comic: . Is it possible SAGA could be TV's next GAME OF THRONES? . In a few quick minutes, Jake dishes on the background for one of his favorite recent runs, Brian K. Vaughan's SAGA and why it may be the untapped gold-mine for the next wave of zeitgeist defining television. Because if not alien races, pacifism, and brilliant social commentary then what will it be? . Be sure to rate, review, and give a listen! . https://www.watchingcomics.com/ . TWITTER: @WatchComixPod . *WCP is a member of the GeekDad Podcast Network*
"Wise man say, 'Forgiveness is divine, but never pay full price for late pizza'." . That's right, the guys reach deep into the well of 90s nostalgia and venture back to everyone's favorite pizza-eating sewer dwellers, THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES. Because life was simpler back when Mikey, Raph, Donny, & Leo were taking care of mayhem in the heart of New York City. . Jake + Mitch go full blown geek as they break down the cultural impact of the 1990 classic. Little did we know this campy, iconic gem would end up serving as formula for the MCU juggernaut decades later. More importantly, the guys compare the merits of viewing TMNT as their generations GODFATHER. . Plus, a few other random things: . - Mitch shares his Master Splinter impression. - Jake shares his TMNT trauma. . This one gets rowdy, but in the best way possible. Cowabunga, dudes! . Be sure to rate, review, and give a listen! . https://www.watchingcomics.com/ . *WCP is a member of the GeekDad Podcast Network*
The Watching Comics Podcast returns with another installment of: . IMPOSSIBLE QUESTIONS. Attempts to posit a difficult to answer question; or at least a re-visit to something we may have underestimated. Quick takes, sharp focus, and endless Twitter-blasting potential. . Co-Host Mitch brings the segment by asking the impossible question: . Is it possible Superman is the most influential fictional character of 20th Century literature? . In a few quick minutes, Mitch share the story of his first trip to the comic book store, reflects on the massive cultural influence of comic books themselves, and salutes Superman as an icon of progress and really cool comic book covers.. . Be sure to rate, review, and give a listen! . https://www.watchingcomics.com/ . TWITTER: @WatchComixPod . *WCP is a member of the GeekDad Podcast Network*
Best Moments of 2019

Best Moments of 2019

2019-12-3145:29

Good News: We survived the year! And some pretty cool stuff happened along the way. . Jake + Mitch revisit their favorite TV + Movie moments that comic book entertainment delivered in 2019. From Netflix to HBO to closing the book on the Avengers, the year definitely brought its fair share of endings and reimagining. But *SPOILER ALERT* Todd Phillips' JOKER didn't make the cut. Deal with it. . The guys did make time to shout-out a few notable things: . - Umbrella Academy carrying the Netflix mantle. - Killgrave speaks to Jessica Jones. - Endgame made hit right in the feels. . Thanks for the goods, 2019, it was a banner year. . Be sure to give a listen, rate, and review! . https://www.watchingcomics.com/ . *WCP is a member of the GeekDad Podcast Network* . TWITTER: @WatchComixPod HOSTS: @thatjakeowens + @MitchRoush
WW84 Trailer Reactions

WW84 Trailer Reactions

2019-12-1339:12

The '80s are still in. . Jake + Mitch deep dive into the awesomeness of Patty Jenkins second DC installment, WONDER WOMAN 1984. True to form, this week's launch of the first trailer did not disappoint. In addition to attempting to unearth all the easter eggs, the guys posit a few questions: . - Kristen Wiig as Cheetah = Single best casting call in 2020? - Will Max Lord keep his neck? - Is it possible Batman's Brother Eye becomes a key factor? . Strap on your fanny packs and dust off your Huey Lewis and the News cassettes, Diana Prince is taking us back to neon glory. And lassoing lightning bolts along the way. . Be sure to give a listen, rate, & review! . https://www.watchingcomics.com/ . *WCP is a member of the GeekDad Podcast Network*
What's wrong with Kal-El? . Jake + Mitch dive into the polarizing discussion of Superman and his relevancy, or lack-thereof, in modern culture. Because if Warner Bros. is stumped, that means there's a problem...right? Maybe not so much. The guys hit a few questions along the way: . - Is it fair to compare Batman and Superman? - Why can't WB figure out the secret sauce? - Who would we want to see directing Supes' new title? . A lot is said, but ultimately the guys come back to a simple plea: Is it too much to ask for just one really good Superman movie?! Time will tell. But if the new take involves Grant Morrison and/or new-wave animation--we are totally in. . Be sure to rate, review, and give a listen on your favorite pod platform! . https://www.watchingcomics.com/ . Hit us up on Twitter too: @WatchComixPod . *WCP is a member of the GeekDad Podcast Network*
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