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Since 2012, The Short Box has explored a wide spectrum of comics and pop culture topics. Hosted by a crew of long time friends: Badr, Ashley, Ed, and Cesar, provide entertaining discussions about comic books with the best creators in the industry, and worthwhile recommendations that will respect your time. New episodes come out every Wednesday
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Badr and Ed are joined by Drew & Bryan this week, to discuss the debut of the Invincible animated series (00:08:51). The new streaming series is based on the successful long-running comic book of the same name, by Robert Kirkman, Corey Walker, and Ryan Ottley. Together, the crew recap the first three episodes, champion the remarkable roster of voice actors involved and highlight why the comic is an essential read for any fans of the superhero-genre. Opening Topic: The Suicide Squad 2 trailerLike our content and want to support the show? Join our Patreon community and get access to bonus content! Music by: Mecca Tha MarvelousPodcast logo by: Ashley Lani Hoye, and other artwork by Edmund "Edbot5k" DansartFollow us on social media: The Short Box IG, Badr, & Cesar Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/theshortbox)Proudly sponsored by Gotham City Limit!
The hosts of The Wait for It Podcast (Phil Smith & Eric Serna), join us this week to talk about Zack Snyder's Justice League movie. We discuss the differences in Snyder's cut from the theatrical release, highlight the best parts of the 4hr film, and analyze the films extensive comic book influences and Easter Eggs. Music by: Mecca Tha MarvelousPodcast logo by: Ashley Lani Hoye, and other artwork by Edmund "Edbot5k" DansartFollow the hosts: Badr & Cesar Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/theshortbox)Proudly sponsored by Gotham City Limit!
This week we put a spotlight on the 2003 comic series: Truth: Red, White, and Black (00:08:55).  The series is written by Robert Morales and drawn by Kyle Baker, and follows Isaiah Bradley, and a battalion of black soldiers who undergo experiments in an attempt to recreate the super-soldier serum that previously turned Steve Rogers into Captain America.Other segments in this episode:  No Comic Shop For Old Men: 00:52:44Champion Season Segment:  01:04:15New Comic Picks:Ashley - Jonna and the Umpossible MonstersBadr - CrossoverCesar - DaredevilEd - Karmen Music by: Allen Fresh (aka KidLookAlike)Podcast logo by: Ashley Lani Hoye, and other artwork by Edmund "Edbot5k" DansartFollow the hosts: Badr & CesarSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/theshortbox)Proudly sponsored by Gotham City Limit!
Phil Smith, co-host of the Wait For It Podcast, joins us this week to recap and discuss the series finale of WandaVision and hypothesize what might come next in the MCU. The crew also share some worthwhile entertainment recommendations in the Champion Season segment (00:48:04) The Short Box is made possible by sponsor & listener support on Patreon. Support the show & join our Patreon community!Pre-Order Short Box hats & shirts by March 15thMusic by: Mecca Tha Marvelous Podcast logo by: Ashley Lani Hoye, and other artwork by Edmund "Edbot5k" DansartAnd you can follow hosts: Badr & Cesar (and Sandor The Chocalte Lab!)Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/theshortbox)Proudly sponsored by Gotham City Limit!
British comic artist, writer, and colorist: Brian Bolland, is the subject of our latest Artist Spotlight segment (00:07:28).  Bolland has a hyper photo-realistic style that has made him a favorite among comic fans for decades. We're analyzing his catalog of work that includes critically acclaimed projects like Judge Dredd/2000 A.D., Batman: The Killing Joke, and  his artwork on HUNDREDS of covers for DC comics such as Animal Man, Wonder Woman, The Flash, and more. Other topics/segments covered in this episode: Opener Topic: Superman Reboot With Ta-Nehisi Coates & J.J. Abrams No Comic Shop for Old Men (00:50:05): Champion Recommendations (01:00:31)New Comic Picks This Week:Ashley - Black Hammer: VisionsEd - Two MoonsBadr - EternalsThe Short Box is made possible by sponsor & listener support on Patreon. Support the show & join our Patreon community!Podcast logo by Ashley Lani Hoye, and other artwork by Edmund "Edbot5k" DansartAnd you can follow hosts: Badr & Cesar  Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/theshortbox)Proudly sponsored by Gotham City Limit!
This week we're unlocking one of our favorite Patreon exclusive episodes for everyone to enjoy. It's our Batman: The Animated Series (episode one) spotlight from our bonus podcast series:Pilots License,  A series where we get to fanboy over great cartoons like this one, while talking about their comic counterparts. And since episode one, "On Leather Wings", features Man-Bat as the main antagonist -- we went back to his first comic appearance in Detective Comics #400 (1970). If you enjoy this episode or comic book cartoon talk, make sure to check out the rest of the Pilots License series on our Patreon page. We've covered Spider-Man Unlimited, The Maxx, and most recently: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/theshortbox)Proudly sponsored by Gotham City Limit!
This week we're analyzing House of M, to continue our WandaVision-inspired comic reads. This 2005 Marvel Comic's event, done by Brian Michael Bendis and Oliver Coipel, tells the story of how the Scarlet Witch uses her powers to create a world in which mutants are in charge, by rewriting reality and the memories of the Avengers and X-Men.Check out our new comic picks this week, mentioned in our No Comic Shop For Old Men segment (00:53:44), below: The Crew's New Comic Picks:Ashley - Chained to the GraveEd - Crimson FlowerCesar - Immortal HulkBadr - Crimson Flower Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/theshortbox)Proudly sponsored by Gotham City Limit!
Inspired by the recent episodes of WandaVision, we're taking a look at  Young Avengers (Vol.1), created by Allan Heinberg & Jim Cheung. The original 2005 series helped reintroduce the Scarlet Witch's children: Billy Kaplan (Wiccan) & Tommy Shepherd (Speed), as members of a new team of teenage heroes.  In addition, the crew also broke a tiebreaker between Brian Bolland & Dave Gibbons, to announce the winner of the next artist spotlight (00:42:59 ), and talked about some of the best new/recent comics, out right now (00:46:43). The Crew's Comic Picks:Ashley - DC Future State: CatwomanEd - The Picture of Everything ElseCesar - Phantom Starkiller Badr - Batman: Black & White  The Short Box is made possible by sponsor & listener support on Patreon. Support the show & join our Patreon community!Podcast logo by Ashley Lani Hoye, and other artwork by Edmund "Edbot5k" DansartAnd you can follow hosts: Badr & Cesar Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/theshortbox)Proudly sponsored by Gotham City Limit!
Abraham Riesman is a journalist and essayist, writing primarily for New York Magazine about arts and culture. He has written a book chronicling the world-changing triumphs and tragic missteps of the extraordinary life of Stan Lee, titled: True Believer: The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee. He called into the show to discuss the book and detailed the extensive research involved, and talked about what readers can expect from the upcoming biography.Watch the FULL interview on our YouTube channel  The Short Box is made possible by sponsor & listener support on Patreon. Support the show & join our Patreon community! Podcast logo & other artwork by Ashley Lani Hoye, Edmund "Edbot5k" DansartAnd you can follow hosts: Badr & CesarSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/theshortbox)Proudly sponsored by Gotham City Limit!
Badr and Drew record a quickstrike, casual conversation about the latest episode of WandaVision and the MCU.  SPOILER WARNING for WandaVision EP.4Support the show by becoming a Patreon subscriber, and receive early access to our weekly shows, bonus  episodes, merch, and other rewards. #makemineshortbox Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/theshortbox)Proudly sponsored by Gotham City Limit!
The critically acclaimed, superhero, action-horror comic: The Strange Talent of Luther Strode, by Justin Jordan & Tradd Moore, is this week's main topic (00:09:03). Followed by fan-mail (00:39:01), a brief recap of WandaVision episode three (00:46:50), and the return of our dedicated segment focused on new comics (00:55:00). READ: The Strange Talent of Luther Strode #1LISTEN: To our Justin Jordan interview THE CREW'S COMIC PICKS:Ashley - DC Future State: SuperwomanBadr - DC Future State: Swamp Thing Cesar - Batman/Catwoman Ed - Rain Like Hammers Music from the show: Mecca Tha Marvelous "Gawd is Marvelous"Support the show by becoming a Patreon subscriber, and receive early access to our weekly shows, bonus  episodes, merch, and other rewards. #makemineshortbox Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/theshortbox)Proudly sponsored by Gotham City Limit!
Badr, Drew, and Walt kick off the first podcast of 2021 with a conversation about the debut episodes of WandaVision, the Scarlet Witch's best comic book moments, and their most-anticipated titles coming out this year. TIMESTAMPS: WandaVision - 00:05:23Fan-mail - 00:36: 26 Champion Season Segment + 2021 Comics: 00:40:20THE CREW'S 2021 COMIC PICKS:Badr - Geiger, Friend of the Devil, and Orphan and the Five Beasts Walt - Way of X Drew - Beta Ray Bill Music from the show: Mecca Tha Marvelous "Gawd is Marvelous"Support the show by becoming a Patreon subscriber, and receive early access to our weekly shows, bonus  episodes, merch, and other rewards. #makemineshortbox Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/theshortbox)Proudly sponsored by Gotham City Limit!
The crew close out the year discussing Wonder Woman 1984 (00:07:25), answering listener emails (00:43:25), and recapping the best comics from this year (01:01:00)Categories include:Best Comic SeriesFavorite Creative TeamBest One-Shot/Graphic NovelBest Movie/TV seriesFavorite Podcast Episode/MomentTwo new categories: "Just Missed The Bandwagon" & "Allow Me To Walk-that-back" And it's not too late to enter in our Wonder Woman skate deck raffle! Support the show by becoming a Patreon subscriber, and receive early access to our weekly shows, bonus  episodes, merch, and other rewards. #makemineshortbox Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/theshortbox)Proudly sponsored by Gotham City Limit!
Fiona Staples was voted as the winning artist, by our patrons, to be the focus of the13th installment of our Artist Spotlight series.  Fiona Staples is a Canadian comic artist best known for being a co-creator on the science fiction series Saga, written by Brian K. Vaughan, as well as being the artist on other books such as North 40, DV8: Gods and Monsters, T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents, and Archie Other segments/topics in this episode:No Comic Shop for Old Men - 001:00:34 (a segment focused on new comics)Champion Season - 01:14:12 (a segment focused on comic book & other pop-culture recommendations) A special shout-out to Marc Mangra, for making a cool BTS spot for this episode. Support the show by becoming a Patreon subscriber, and receive early access to our weekly shows, bonus  episodes, merch, and other rewards. #makemineshortbox Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/theshortbox)Proudly sponsored by Gotham City Limit!
The crew discuss the season finale of the Mandalorian, and all the jaw-dropping moments and surprises of the episode. THIS PODCAST CONTAINS SPOILERS!The Mandalorian and his allies attempt a daring rescue after Din finds the location of Moff Gideon and the captured Grogu. With the help of Boba Fett, Fennec Shand, Bo-Katan Kryze, and her lieutenant Koska Reeves, a hard fought battle ends with surprising revelations and changes for everyone involved. Support the show by becoming a Patreon subscriber, and receive early access to our weekly shows, bonus  episodes, merch, and other rewards. #makemineshortbox Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/theshortbox)Proudly sponsored by Gotham City Limit!
This week's episode is dedicated to the announcements made from Disney Investor Day 2020, and the lineup of upcoming Marvel series. The crew discuss their most anticipated Disney + shows (00:05:40), and debut a new ongoing segment inspired by Cesar, about new & current comics, called: "No Comic Shops for Old Men" (00:36:17).  Support the show by becoming a Patreon subscriber, and receive early access to our weekly shows, bonus  episodes, merch, and other rewards. #makemineshortbox Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/theshortbox)Proudly sponsored by Gotham City Limit!
The crew discuss a major reveal from this week's episode, and compare the character arc of a new ally to that of an iconic Star Wars character.  They also find time to talk about the new Star Wars projects coming to Disney Plus (00:36:09) THIS EPISODE CONTAINS SPOILERS TO THE MANDALORIAN EP.7In this week's episode of The Mandalorian: Cara Dune, commits an old enemy of Mando, to his custody. In order to move against the Empire and free Grogu, The Mandalorian will need to trust his old adversary in more ways than one  Support the show and become a Patreon subscriber to receive access to early access,  bonus  episodes, merch, and other rewards. #makemineshortbox Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/theshortbox)Proudly sponsored by Gotham City Limit!
Elektra Lives Again, Frank Miller's farewell to everyone's favorite Greek assassin,  is the subject of this week's comic spotlight.  The 1990 graphic novel, by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley, is a spin-off from Miller's OG run on Daredevil and tells the story of the apparent return of the ninja warrior from deathOTHER TOPICS COVERED: Oscar Isaac cast as Solid Snake (00:59:21) & Champion Season Segment (01:04:10)A special shout-out to Kory Torjussen, host of the new pop-culture review and history podcast: The World Is My Burrito (TWIMB), who joined us this episode as a guest co-host. Support the show and become a Patreon subscriber to receive access to bonus  episodes, early access, merch, and other rewards. #makemineshortbox Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/theshortbox)Proudly sponsored by Gotham City Limit!
The crew discuss the return of a Star Wars fan-favorite character and the possible implications it may have on Mando's journey.  This episode contains SPOILERS!The Mandalorian reaches the ancient temple of Tython, where he takes Grogu to the seeing stone, so he can use the force to find other Jedi. But old acquaintances show up to settle unfinished business. The Mandalorian must team up with these unlikely allies to stop a small army from stealing the child.  Support the show to receive access to bonus  episodes, early access, merch, and other rewards. #makemineshortbox Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/theshortbox)Proudly sponsored by Gotham City Limit!
Lars joins the crew to recap the highly anticipated episode that is Chapter 13, of The Mandalorian.  This episode contains SPOILERS!The Mandalorian  finally makes contact with the Jedi, Ahsoka Tano, but finds himself in the middle of a confrontation between the Jedi and the Imperial Magistrate, Morgan Elsbeth. In order to get the proper training for the Child, he must help Ahsoka free the city of Calodan. Support the show to receive access to bonus  episodes, early access, merch, and other rewards. #makemineshortbox Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/theshortbox)
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