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A weekly pop-culture show hosted by a diverse crew of lively fanboys, artists, and comedians, focused on comic book reviews, recommendations, artist spotlights, and interviews with industry professionals.
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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 Proudly sponsored by Gotham City Limit! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/theshortbox)
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 Proudly sponsored by Gotham City Limit! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/theshortbox)
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 Proudly sponsored by Gotham City Limit! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/theshortbox)
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 Proudly sponsored by Gotham City Limit! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/theshortbox)
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 Proudly sponsored by Gotham City Limit! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/theshortbox)
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 Proudly sponsored by Gotham City Limit! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/theshortbox)
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 Proudly sponsored by Gotham City Limit! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/theshortbox)
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)
Ashley picked this week's comic spotlight topic: Issues #52-#53 of the 1982 Swamp Thing comic series, by Alan Moore, Rick Veitch, and John Totleben.  It's a tale of mayhem as Swamp Thing heads to Gotham City in search of his spouse, Abby, who is on the run for crimes against nature. The Swamp Thing crosses paths with Batman once again in an all-out battle for Gotham City and Abby! Other topics covered: JLA Snyder Cut, the HBO Max Green Lantern series, and Wonder Woman 1984 release (00:59:10) & Champions recommendation segment (01:13:00) Proudly sponsored by Gotham City Limit! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/theshortbox)
The Mandalorian returns to his friends Greef and Cara on Nevarro for repairs on his ship but is talked into blowing up an old imperial base. Little to everyone's knowledge there is a lot more taking place at the base.  Cesar is back to chat about the fourth episode (Chapter 12) , and gives a surprising predication for the next episode. This episode contains SPOILERS! Support the show to receive access to bonus  episodes like  our new series, Pilots License, a Patreon exclusive spin-off devoted to comic book cartoons/animated series. #makemineshortbox Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/theshortbox)
This week's comic spotlight is about the 1989 Epic Graphic Novel (an imprint of Marvel Comics): The Punisher: Return to Big Nothing, by Steven Grant & Mike Zeck. This comic was suggested by a patron of the show, and follows Frank Castle's run-in with an old sergeant that takes him back to his Vietnam days - but this time they're on opposite sides!Other topics include: DC Comic layoffs (00:49:53) & Champion Season segment (00:55:35) Support the show to receive access to bonus  episodes like  our new series, Pilots License, a Patreon exclusive spin-off devoted to comic book cartoons/animated series. #makemineshortbox  Proudly sponsored by Gotham City Limit! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/theshortbox)
The Mandalorian finds himself braving the high seas alongside some unexpected allies who reveal more things about his Mandalorian heritage. And with so many Easter Eggs & references to cover, we invited two of our favorite Star Wars correspondents to chat about the third episode (Chapter 11) of the new season of The Mandalorian, "The Heiress". This episode contains SPOILERS! Support the show to receive access to bonus  episodes like  our new series, Pilots License, a Patreon exclusive spin-off devoted to comic book cartoons/animated series. #makemineshortbox  Proudly sponsored by Gotham City Limit! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/theshortbox)
We're proud to present the debut of our new ongoing bonus series: Pilots License,  a Patreon exclusive spin-off devoted to comic book cartoons and animated showsThis episode features Badr & Drew discussing the debut episode of the Spider-Man Unlimited cartoon (available on Disney +), a short-lived series that only lasted from 1999-2001, and spawned an even shorter five-issue comic series Pilots License episode #2 drops this week on Patreon, and features the full crew talking about Batman: The Animated Series, so stay tuned.  And if you have suggestions for animated shows you'd like us to cover, let us know! Proudly sponsored by Gotham City Limit! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/theshortbox)
 We cover the second episode (Chapter 10) of the new season of The Mandalorian, "The Passenger". The Mandalorian must ferry a passenger with precious cargo on a risky journey.  This episode contains SPOILERS! Support the show to receive access to bonus  episodes like  our new series, Pilots License, a Patreon exclusive spin-off devoted to comic book cartoons/animated series. #makemineshortbox Proudly sponsored by Gotham City Limit! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/theshortbox)
Batman: Mad Love is next up to receive our comic spotlight treatment. It's the 1994 Eisner Award-winning comic by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm, set in the continuity of Batman: The Animated Series, and features the origin of the Joker's girlfriend, Harley Quinn. Other topics include: Short Box Fan-mail (01:04:38) & Champion Season (01:12:40)  This episode was recorded at Darby's Dungeon!Support the show to receive access to bonus  episodes like  our new series, Pilots License, a Patreon exclusive spin-off devoted to comic book cartoons/animated series. #makemineshortboxSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/theshortbox)
Taking a break from our usual comic -themed topics, we're covering the first episode (Chapter 9) of the new season of The Mandalorian, "The Marshall".  The episode stars Pedro Pascal as the Mandalorian, a lone bounty hunter on the run with "The Child", in search of other Mandalorians to help him return the Child to his people.  This episode contains SPOILERS!We'll be attempting to cover every episode of the new series, so stay tuned to the podcast feed for future episodes!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/theshortbox)
Justin Jordan's (Luther Strode, Reaver, Green Lantern) popular Webtoons series, Urban Animal,  is seeing print for the first time! It's the story about a normal kid who finds out he's not so normal when he turns into a sabertooth tiger. Justin called in to chat about the Kickstarter campaign, the series' Webtoons origin, his thoughts on the direct market, advice for  aspiring comic writers, and his ideal Luther Strode casting. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/theshortbox)
This is it, our milestone 300th episode!  Not only do we discuss Venom's first full appearance in the iconic Amazing Spider-Man #300, but past guests, friends of the show, and some mystery patrons call in to celebrate with us (00:55:58). Other topics include: Fan-mail (01:00:50), Champion Season (01:11:33), and a few heartfelt words on what you can expect in the next season (01:27:30).Thank you for making this possible, Short Box Nation.  Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/theshortbox)
This is the last stop on our road to 300 before we drop our landmark show, next week. Here is a remastered version of the episode that started it all, the first episode of the Short Box from December 2012, starring the OG crew talking about the infamous Amazing Spider-Man #700 leak and bonding over their Jerome Opena man-crush. This episode also includes a special bonus segment featuring an outtake from our upcoming 300th episode (00:43:20). Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/theshortbox)
Comic book artist and illustrator, Jim Rugg (Afrodiasiac, Street Angel,PLAIN Janes), joins us to talk about his new comic, Octobriana 1976, the world's first fluorescent black light comic, and the success of Cartoonist Kayfabe, TMNT, teaching visual narrative, and answers some questions from the Kayfabe Community. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/theshortbox)
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