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Watching Comics Podcast

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!
70 Episodes
Disney+ / Marvel Line-Up

Disney+ / Marvel Line-Up


Disney+ is coming…and with it a bunch more comic book inspired stuff.Jake + Mitch bust out the time clock and give space to the noteworthy Marvel titles coming soon to hit your small screens. Because what would the magical world of Disney be without more intergalactic awesomeness? In five minute rapid fire rounds, the guys dish on four upcoming shows:WANDAVISION
Will Kathryn Hahn ensure we finally get the superhero sitcom we deserve?MS. MARVELEveryone’s favorite comic fan becomes a hero and brings with her a new level of marvelous representation.HAWKEYEHow long until Kate Bishop takes the reins? We hope it’s soon.MOON KNIGHTWhy do we have to wait two more years for this masterpiece?!The Disney machine keeps churning, and the new Superhero projects ensure we’ll be busy catching up on all the goodness. In the meantime, there’s still plenty of time to speculate and dish-out hot takes. Like, what in the world is with that LOKI typography? Be sure to rate, review and give a listen!*WCP is a member of the GeekDad Podcast Network*
Everyone’s favorite sub-series is back! Well … at least it’s the hosts’ favorite.Jake + Mitch venture back into the realm of fan-casting and what if’s. Shut-Up and Give it to Me, Vol. III take a few weird turns as the guys dish on the comic books they’d most like to see get the big screen or Netflix treatment. Here’s a quick snapshot of what they’ve labeled as their “passion projects”:- Thundercats gets the Spider-Verse treatment.- Star Wars goes Samurai.- Tommy Lee Jones tackles a psychotic football coach.- Matt Mair Lowrey’s LIFEFORMED earns prestige TV status.So, yeah, a lot happens—so strap in for geek-tactic weirdness. And admit the world would be a better place with THE SEVEN JEDI ruling the box office. Right?Be sure to rate, review, and give a listen! *WCP is a member of the GeekDad Podcast Network*



Are you ready to slam evil?Jake + Mitch dip into the well of sweet 90’s nostalgia in re-visiting Billy Zane and his purple jumpsuit. THE PHANTOM was not quite a phenomenon, but in the brief trend of resurrecting art-deco comic strips of yesteryear, it was definitely a contributor. Of course, with a hamburgler mask and a mystical ring there’s only so much substance one can hope for. Nevertheless, the guys ask the tough questions:- Treat Williams: Best comic book movie mustache ever?- Better airplane stunts: Billy Zane or Tom Cruise?- Which is better: Judge Dredd or The Phantom?They also go down a rabbit hole of discussing the merits of Superman and Lex Luthor’s arch-rival status. It makes sense…mostly.If you find yourself feeling adventurous, dive back into the South African jungle and relish in the awesomely campiness that is THE PHANTOM.Be sure to rate, review, and give a listen!*WCP is a member of the GeekDad Podcast Network*
And just like that, your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man has moved.Jake + Mitch jump-in with an emergency pod to dish on the latest Twitter-breaking development from studio wars. Disney's greedy, that's no surprise, but Sony certainly seems to have confidence in their flagship comic book property. A few questions remain:- Does Sony need Feige's influence?- How will the MCU fare sans Spidey?- Do we really need Disney to own everything?True to form, the guys have a lot of thoughts. And most of them revolve around hoping the next two Holland Spider-man flicks aren't awful.Be sure to give a listen, rate, and review! @Thatjakeowens + @MitchRoush *WCP is a member of the GeekDad Podcast Network*
Darkseid is coming, and we couldn't be more stoked!Jake + Mitch go full geek and deep-dive into the duel Jack Kirby projects soon to hit the big screen. That's right, with both NEW GODS and ETERNALS projects in pre-production, the cultural zeitgeist is about to go full-on galactic. The guys hit a few points along the way:- Who's the next MCU big bad: Dr. Doom or Annihilus?- What makes Ava DuVernay the perfect helmer for NEW GODS?- Is Angelina Jolie mic drop worthy?One thing is certain, NEW GODS carries game-changing potential for the DCEU. And Darkseid finally getting the movie treatment is worth celebrating. Also, Jake got a Great Dane.Be sure to rate, review and give a listen!*WCP is a member of the GeekDad Podcast Network*
Someone's got to decide, right?Jake + Mitch go straight for the jugular by tackling the daunting task of ranking the Top 5 Best Comic Book Movies of All-Time. Imperfect as the exercise may be, a few of our favorite heroes—Spider-Man, Superman, Batman—all get shout-outs. Though, along the way, the guys hit a few crazy questions:- Is Spider-verse more re-watchable than Dark Knight?- How many animated movies belong on the list?- Does V for Vendetta leap frog The Avengers saga?By the time you listen to this episode, their lists will have changed. But as for 9:51 p.m. on a Thursday night, the respective top fives are immortalized on the internet. Because what good is ranking comic book movies if you don’t regret a few hot-takes after the fact? With different titles in the top-spots—the conversation gets real. Be sure to share your Top 5 Comic Flick List with the guys on Twitter: @WatchComixPod.Give a listen, rate and review! @MitchRoush & @Thatjakeowens *WCP is a member of the GeekDad Podcast Network*
Time to wield the hammer!Jake + Mitch celebrate Taika’s return to Asgard by welcoming back the illustrious Maite Molina-Muñiz. And with Natalie Portman promised to make Jane Foster the new feminine-charged Thor-force—all feels right in the world. The gang hits a few hot topics along the way:-Which villain do we hope to see in Thor: Love and Thunder?-Will Phase 4 be the best MCU era yet? -Is Black Widow going to bomb or surprise?So much unknown but MCU excitement may be at an all-time high. There’s plenty to ruminate on while we wait for the next wave of vibrant, awesome movies. And, the petition to get Tessa Thompson her own Valkyrie flick starts now.Give a listen! @MitchRoush + @ThatjakeowensGUEST: @_maite14 of *WCP is a member of the GeekDad Podcast Network*
The doomsday clock is ticking...HBO dropped an extended WATCHMEN trailer at SDCC and Jake + Mitch have thoughts. It's a bold move to extend an entirely new chapter in the Watchmen-verse, but HBO has certainly earned our trust. But a few questions remain:- What does Dr. Manhattan's return mean?- Will Lindelhof's story carry the same weight?- Regina King is queen.Either way, October can't get here fast enough. The guys are ready to expand the Watchmen-verse, and hope it continues to shift the conversation.Be sure to rate, review and give a listen! @Thatjakeowens + @MitchRoush*WCP is a member of the GeekDad Podcast Network*
You asked, we answered!That's right, Jake + Mitch opened the mailbag to dish on questions submitted by the best listeners in the podverse. The conversation got interesting while circulating questions like:- Top 3 non-MCU/DCEU comic book movies?- Which MCU villain do we want to see in the DCEU?- What comic book role would we give to Adam Driver?- Who would win in a Spidey throw-down: Tobey, Andrew, and Tom?It got real super fast. And, of course, it wouldn't be complete without a bold forecasting of what's to come. Jake gives his pitch for the Thor 4 story line.Dive-in and give a listen! @thatjakeowens + @MitchRoush* WCP is a member of the GeekDad Podcast Network *
Jessica Jones S3

Jessica Jones S3


A.K.A - Everything Ends and is Sad. Jake + Mitch go existential as they grapple with the close of Netflix's Jessica Jones. A legit prestige TV title and delicious 21st Century noir; JJ gave us a three season run that rarely fell short. Naturally, the last run presented a few questions:- Is s3 the last vestige of "bloated" Netflix series?- How do Killgrave, Cotton Mouth, and Fisk stack-up to MCU's villain arsenal?- Is Jessica Jones the best of the Marvel TV titles?They also get a little side-tracked with some scalding hot Star Wars takes. It makes sense...mostly. Bottom line, Jessica Jones ranks among the best of the bunch. Now it's time to re-watch the whole series, because we can't believe it's over. Be sure to give a listen, rate and review! @WatchComixPod HOSTS: @MitchRoush + @Thatjakeowens
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