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Produced by a group of life-long friends, Comic Geek Speak is a daily look at comic book history, current comic news, and a general look at the industry. Experience all the joys of a Wednesday afternoon at the comic shop, from the comfort of your own headphones.

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    CGS Presents Classic Geek Speak: Spotlight on Batman in the Golden Age

    CGS: (August 28, 2014)

    In this 75th anniversary year of the first appearance of Batman in Detective Comics #27, we re-present our Spotlight on Batman in the Golden Age we did back in 2009 for his 70th anniversary. (1:07:43)

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    Jamie's Avengers Assemble!

    CGS: Episode 1501 (August 25, 2014)

    ...And there came a day, a day unlike any other, when Jamie D.'s Mightiest Acquaintances found themselves united against a common threat: the disease that took Jamie's life. On that day were JAMIE'S AVENGERS born, to take part in a 5K/10K footrace to raise funds for the Livestrong Foundation in Jamie's memory. These are the audio chronicles of Jamie's Avengers, recorded shortly before and after the group's epic race for cancer relief. Excelsior! (47:20)

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    Uncle Sal Lives!

    CGS: Episode 1500 (August 18, 2014)

    Sal Abbinanti has been a friend of ours for quite some time and we're very happy to have him for Episode 1500 to regale us with stories on Comic-Con, his family, and so much more. And away we go! (2:35:04)

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    Talking Doctor Who Comics (and More!) with Charlie Kirchoff

    CGS: Episode 1499 (August 14, 2014)

    It's Time Lord time! Shane and Pants chat with comics pro and big-time Whovian Charlie Kirchoff about his contributions to IDW's line of Doctor Who comics, with time left over to geek out over the Gallifrey One convention and the upcoming adventures of the Twelfth Doctor! (1:15:23)

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    Off the Racks: Grayson #1, Rocket Raccoon #1, and Tuki #1

    CGS: Episode 1498 (August 12, 2014)

    Raccoons and hominids and spies, oh my! This month's roster of Off the Racks reviews encompasses espionage action (Grayson #1 from DC), outer-space funny-animal thrills (Rocket Raccoon #1 from Marvel), and dawn-of-man comedy-drama (Tuki: Save the Humans #1 from Jeff Smith's Cartoon Books). It's genre-bending jollity the way YOU like it! (1:05:08)

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    Previews

    CGS: Episode 1497 (August 8, 2014)

    All's fair in love and Previews! We go through the August catalog for items shipping to stores starting in October. Then, we talk to our old friend Steve Bryant about the Athena Voltaire Compendium, coming soon from Dark Horse! (1:28:10)

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    Comic Talk: Guardians of the Galaxy Edition

    CGS: Episode 1496 (August 6, 2014)

    We take some time to react to a few SDCC news items, including this year's Eisner winners and the upcoming Star Wars series (plural!) from Marvel. Then, we shoot for the stars, devoting the entire second half of this episode to our rapturous review of the magical, musical, mirthful space-odyssey that is the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' movie! (1:24:49)

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    BOMC: Saga Volumes 1 and 2

    CGS: Episode 1495 (August 4, 2014)

    It's the story of Alana and Marko--lovers, fighters, new parents, deserters from both sides of a vast interstellar conflict as ancient as it is senseless--who defy all odds to seek a new life for themselves and for their new baby girl, somewhere among the stars. It's a tale of love and war, comedy and tragedy, sci-fi concepts and family values. It's SAGA, the smash-hit space opera/romantic comedy/action/adventure comic by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples, and in this episode covering the first 12 issues of the ongoing series, it commands the Geeks' full attention! (1:14:44)

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    CGS Presents: Comics With or Without Pulp Episode 10: Miss Fury

    CGS: (July 31, 2014)

    Episode 10: 'Hell Hath No Fury'. A look at a Femme Fatale from the age of pulp characters. Created by one of the first female creators; Tarpe Mills. Guest co-host Eric Nolen-Weathington helps discuss a hero with fashion sense. (1:20:57)

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    Listener Feedback

    CGS: Episode 1494 (July 29, 2014)

    Demonstrating once again the truth of the old Riosian motto 'We Are Wordy B**ches!', we the Geeks take a mere handful of communiques from you the Listeners and spin them out into an hour-and-a-half of entertaining comics-connected commentary and conversation. It's what we do! (1:37:01)

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    Comic Talk

    CGS: Episode 1493 (July 24, 2014)

    Matt's in the studio for this episode, so the topic inevitably veers toward movies, in particular the latest 'Batfleck' tidbits. Also, Chris provides a retailer's perspective on conventions; Peter describes his first exposure to the old 'limited animation' Marvel cartoons of the '60s; and Pants and Shane indulge in a two-man discussion of the latest Doctor Who comics series from Titan Comics. (1:25:13)

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    Off the Racks: Savage Hulk #1, Superman #32, and The City on the Edge of Forever #1

    CGS: Episode 1492 (July 21, 2014)

    Witness here one of the last legacies of late CGS producer Jamie D: an Off the Racks episode featuring reviews of Superman #32 from DC; Savage Hulk #1 from Marvel; and most Jamie-approved of all, the first issue of IDW's adaptation of Harlan Ellison's original script for the classic Star Trek episode, 'The City on the Edge of Forever.' (1:12:38)

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    Previews

    CGS: Episode 1491 (July 15, 2014)

    Stars and Stripes and PREVIEWS Forever! We go through the July catalog for items shipping to stores starting in September. (1:43:24)

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    Comic Talk

    CGS: Episode 1490 (July 10, 2014)

    Summertime, and the livin' is easy--and in the CGS Studio, we've got some comic talk to catch up on! Topics include the remarkable reading habits of Bryan's daughter Clara (hint: she's into superheroes), Pants' ongoing love affair with original art, early buzz concerning the upcoming San Diego convention, and other bits'n'bobs. (1:27:41)

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    Top 5 Comics Based on Licensed Properties

    CGS: Episode 1489 (July 3, 2014)

    As Seen on TV! The Geeks wax nostalgic about their favorite comics licensed from other media: toys, video games, film/television, and beyond! An essential topic of conversation for all geeks (children of the '70s/'80s in particular), presented in the scintillatingly synergistic CGS style! (2:00:33)

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    Spotlight on The Fantastic Four in the Bronze Age

    CGS: Episode 1488 (July 1, 2014)

    The Lee/Kirby stories of the Silver Age are a tough act to follow, but the Fantastic Four in the Bronze Age has a lot to offer the interested reader as well, as this episode endeavors to prove! Inside you'll find scripts by Thomas and Conway, pencils by Perez and Pollard and Buckler and Buscema, and covers by Kirby; Medusa and Luke Cage as substitute FFers; Earth (TWO of 'em!) under siege by Galactus; the emergence of Franklin Richards' powers; the menace of Overmind; the courtship of Crystal and Quicksilver; the return of the Impossible Man; the deposition of Dr. Doom; and other '70s sensations sampled from the second 100 issues of the World's Greatest Comic Magazine. Excelsior! (1:52:38)

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    Comic and Convention Talk

    CGS: Episode 1487 (June 24, 2014)

    Convention season is in full swing, and we discuss a few recent and upcoming cons of interest, including a glowing description of Pants' Heroes Con 2014 experience from the man himself! Our second feature: a prolonged discourse on the present and future state of the back-issue market, with retailer's insight from Chris Eberle. (1:40:20)

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    Previews

    CGS: Episode 1486 (June 19, 2014)

    Everything's coming up Previews! We go through the June catalog for items shipping to stores starting in August. (1:41:29)

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    Off the Racks: C.O.W.L. #1, Futures End #1, and Thanos Annual #1

    CGS: Episode 1485 (June 17, 2014)

    From the annals of Infinity to the streets of Chicago, from fifty years ago to five years from now, we've scanned time and space in search of worthy topics for this month's 'Off the Racks' episode. The result: reviews of Image's C.O.W.L. #1, DC's Futures End #1, and Marvel's Thanos Annual #1, for your information and enjoyment. (1:28:32)

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    Comic Talk

    CGS: Episode 1484 (June 11, 2014)

    We find time in this episode for a 'Jamie's Avengers' 10K race update, a few thoughts about current Avengers comics, and a Peter Rios soapbox speech or two, but our main focus is movies, and in particular a SPOILER-laden look at that sensational '70s period piece, 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'. (1:35:04)

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    BOMC: Avengers Forever (#7-12)

    CGS: Episode 1483 (June 3, 2014)

    Concluding our two-part scrutinization of the landmark Avengers Forever maxiseries. Secrets revealed! Continuity glitches resolved! Avengers history revisited! Everything you've ever wanted to know about Kang the Conqueror, Immortus, and the Space Phantom! Cameo appearances by dozens of actual and potential Avengers! The second half of Avengers Forever is pure ambrosia for the elite Avengers fan, and we're here to break it all down for you! (2:05:28)

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    Top Five Comic Book Movies (Redux)

    CGS: Episode 1482 (May 29, 2014)

    We've done it once before (in Episode 25!), but it was SO long ago, and the genre has expanded SO much, and the assortment of participating Geeks is SO different, we thought we'd try it again: it's Comic Geek Speak's Top Five Comic Book Movies, take two! We'll supply the discussion, digression, declamation, and sprawling cinematic sidebars on our favorite comic-book-based films; you supply the popcorn! (2:02:11)

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    Comic Talk with Tom King

    CGS: Episode 1481 (May 26, 2014)

    Our favorite intelligence man, Tom King, stops by to discuss his role as co-writer of the upcoming DC series Grayson (as in 'Dick'), and then sticks around to shoot the breeze with us about everything from DC's 3-D variant 'Futures End' one-shots to Pants' recent trip to SpringCon in Minnesota. Includes a group review of 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' that does whatever a SPOILER can! (1:59:38)

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    Off the Racks: Amazing Spider-Man #1, Flash Annual #3, and Solar: Man of the Atom #1

    CGS: Episode 1480 (May 21, 2014)

    Clear your plates for an extra-large serving of Off the Racks, in which we offer our thoughts on this year's Flash Annual (#3), Solar: Man of the Atom #1 from Dynamite Entertainment, and the whopping 64-page first issue of the latest volume of Amazing Spider-Man. (Warning: Product may contain SPOILERS!) (1:31:15)

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    Previews

    CGS: Episode 1479 (May 19, 2014)

    The podcast may change, but Previews remains the same. We go through the May catalog for items shipping to stores starting in July. (1:25:26)

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    Comic Talk... Eventually

    CGS: Episode 1478 (May 14, 2014)

    Following a few more announcements and musings in regard to the passing of Jamie D, we Geeks find the time for some much-needed friendly conversation, ranging from geeky TV news to original art collection to trivia, and whatever other topics dribble out of our mouths. We've just endured the most grueling couple of weeks in CGS history--come unwind with us. (1:32:23)

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    A Salute to Jamie D.

    CGS: (May 5, 2014)

    It's an installment of Comic Geek Speak we'd hoped never to record: the entire cast gathers, joined by friends and extended family members in the studio and by well-wishing listeners via voice-mail, to share fond memories of our departed brother and friend, Jamie D. (2:57:52)

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    James 'Jamie D.' Dallessandro: September 5, 1966 to May 2, 2014

    CGS: (May 2, 2014)

    A brief announcement of the passing of our beloved colleague and brother-in-arms, Jamie Dallessandro.

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    BOMC: The Sandman: The Doll's House

    CGS: Episode 1477 (May 1, 2014)

    A beautiful dream recurs, as our comics-conscious conventicle recongregates for the second in a series of Book-of-the-Month episodes devoted to Neil Gaiman's Sandman. In the second volume, 'The Doll's House,' interludes set in the past afford us precious glimpses into the past doings, dealings, and dalliances of Dream; while, in the present, Morpheus stalks a few of his wayward subjects and contends with a dangerous 'dream-vortex'... named Rose. Let the Geeks be your Gaiman-gushing guides on this tour through the tiny, fragile rooms of the human imagination! (1:52:10)

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    Off the Racks: Magnus: Robot Fighter #1, Moon Knight #1, and Silver Surfer #1

    CGS: Episode 1476 (April 27, 2014)

    Moon madness, macrocosmic misadventure, and mechanical men abound in our monthly sampler of recent-release reviews (with SPOILERS!). But first, a special announcement from an assembled throng of Geeks, concerning the health and welfare of one of our own.... (1:58:02)

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    Captain America: The Winter Soldier Movie Review

    CGS: Episode 1475 (April 17, 2014)

    'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' is already being called one of the best superhero movies made to date--now hear what WE have to say about the Shield-Slinger's second cinematic sortie! (Hint: it's pretty complimentary.) But be warned, if you enter this battlefield, expect to come under heavy SPOILER-fire! (1:13:55)

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    Previews

    CGS: Episode 1474 (April 15, 2014)

    In Spring, a young Geek's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of Previews! We go through the April catalog for items shipping to stores starting in June. (1:26:42)

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    BOMC: Avengers Forever (#1-6)

    CGS: Episode 1473 (April 10, 2014)

    The Avengers' 50th Anniversary year may be over, but the fun continues as CGS follows through on its plans to discuss, in some detail, the Avengers Forever maxiseries, a sprawling, eras-spanning, action- and exposition-packed celebration of Avengers history! Download this 'Book of the Month' episode, covering the first half of the maxiseries, and learn why Avengers Forever is, in a peculiarly literal sense, one of the greatest Avengers stories of 'all time'! (2:37:30)

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    Spotlight on Daredevil in the Silver Age

    CGS: Episode 1472 (April 8, 2014)

    Here Comes... a new series of CGS Spotlight episodes devoted to Daredevil, in honor of ol' Hornhead's 50th Anniversary! In our first installment, encapsulating Daredevil's first eight years in comics, we address DD's milestone first appearance, his visual development, his early rogues' gallery, his turbulent non-romance with Karen Page, his frequent interactions with (and conspicuous similarity to) Spider-Man, his long-lost twin brother(??), and everything else that defined Daredevil in the Silver Age. Presented by Murdock Scholar Chris Eberle, Prof. Emeritus of Daredevil Studies Kevin Moyer, and the rest of the CGS University faculty! (2:12:41)

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    Introducing! Red Tornado, Machine Man, and Scud the Disposable Assassin

    CGS: Episode 1471 (April 3, 2014)

    Reintroducing the 'Introducing!' format, in which we shine the CGS spotlight on the first appearances of three characters, all sharing some common trait or feature, from three different publishers and decades. Taking 'Androids' as our theme, we investigate the inorganic origins of three synthetic superstars: the Silver Age Red Tornado; Jack Kirby's X-51, the Machine Man; and that small-press sensation of the '90s, Scud the Disposable Assassin! If you're in the mood for all-out android action (and origin analysis), these are the droids you're looking for! (1:38:17)

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    Questions From the Internet (and Stuff)

    CGS: Episode 1470 (April 1, 2014)

    Returning to a time-honored but long-neglected CGS tradition, we the Geeks use questions and suggestions solicited from the listening audience to help us concoct our signature blend of Comic Talk. Along the way, our friend and fellow 'caster Ian Levenstein offers a review of the new, Charles Soule-written She-Hulk series, and we sound off on 'Muppets Most Wanted' (with our very special guest star, SPOILERS! Yaaaaaaay!). (1:32:58)

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    Comic Talk

    CGS: Episode 1469 (March 25, 2014)

    It's the right time of the week for Comic Talk, and neither snow nor rain nor swollen tongue (Jamie's) will stay these Geeks from entertaining you with their comics-correlative conversation! This episode contains the usual listener feedback and trivia; some TV talk (with SPOILERS!) vis-a-vis 'The Walking Dead,' 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,' 'Arrow,' and the primetime special 'Marvel: Assembling a Universe'; Shane's reaction to his first taste of Ed Brubaker's Captain America; and other trifles. (1:22:14)

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    A Conversation with Brian Miller

    CGS: Episode 1468 (March 20, 2014)

    Join us as we welcome back one of the very first comics professionals ever to make a guest appearance on CGS: colorist Brian Miller of Hi-Fi Color Design! Brian talks to us about the state of the comics-coloring art; the several series he's working on for DC Comics; his excitement for Free Comic Book Day; and his popular instructional guide to coloring, now back in circulation courtesy of Kickstarter! If you're an aspiring comics colorist, you could do worse than listen to what Brian has to say! (1:24:15)

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    Comic Talk

    CGS: Episode 1467 (March 18, 2014)

    Pants makes another guest appearance to share a few stories from the London Super Comic Convention. Then, we 'pick a little, talk a little' about assorted listener correspondence, recent comics news items, and trivia questions. Like the episode title says, it's 'Comic Talk'! (1:43:54)

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    Off the Racks: New Warriors #1, One-Hit Wonder #1, and The Royals #1

    CGS: Episode 1466 (March 13, 2014)

    New Warriors #1 from Marvel. One-Hit Wonder #1 from Image. The Royals: Masters of War #1 from DC/Vertigo. One unanimous BUY; one unanimous BORROW; and one unanimous PANTS. Which is which? Listen and find out! Then, stay tuned for mini-reviews of Dynamite's Turok: Dinosaur Hunter #1 and the first issue of the latest Fantastic Four series. (1:43:02)

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    Previews

    CGS: Episode 1465 (March 11, 2014)

    Time to stop and smell the Previews! We go through the March catalog for items shipping to stores starting in May. (1:50:57)

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    Comic Talk

    CGS: Episode 1464 (March 6, 2014)

    In addition to the dependably geeky gallimaufry of news, trivia, and good-natured banter you've come to expect from a 'Comic Talk' episode, this installment of CGS has a little something extra to offer: PANTS! Our old pal and former producer Brian 'Pants' Christman joins us by phone to chat about his contribution to a recent episode of the Letterman show, among other topics. It's a hoot-and-a-half! (1:26:18)

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    The CGS 'Best of 2013' Awards Show

    CGS: Episode 1463 (March 4, 2014)

    The ballots are in, the results are tallied, the champagne is chilled and the Geeks are in place! The time has finally come to announce who and what the hosts and listenership of Comic Geek Speak have chosen to acknowledge as comic books' 'Best of 2013'! It's quite possibly the second awards show you'll experience this week! (55:53)

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    Spotlight on the Fantastic Four in the Silver Age, Part Two

    CGS: Episode 1462 (February 27, 2014)

    Following a brief intermission, we reconvene to wrap up our extended examination of the Fantastic Four in the Silver Age, from the introduction of the Black Panther to the birth of Franklin Richards to the dissolution of the storied Lee/Kirby partnership in 1970. Also, a few words about the Human Torch feature in Strange Tales, and the 1967 Hanna-Barbera F.F. cartoon! (1:33:49)

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    CGS Presents: Back to the Bins Episode 139

    CGS: (February 26, 2014)

    Chris and Murd recently made a guest appearance on the Back to the Bins podcast, where they joined host Paul Spataro in scrutinizing a pair of hand-picked back issues: one Marvel, one DC, both at least ten years old. Here's the result! (1:23:08)

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    Spotlight on the Fantastic Four in the Silver Age, Part One

    CGS: Episode 1461 (February 25, 2014)

    Face Front, True Believers! Now begins a year-long exploration of the first family of Marvel Comics: the Fantastic Four! Adjunct professor of Marvel history Chris Eberle, teaching assistant Adam Murdough, and prize pupil Jamie D unite to bring you the reasonably complete lowdown on 'The World's Greatest Comic Magazine' through all the ages of its existence! First up, the first half of the all-important Lee/Kirby run of the Silver Age, including everything from the team's first appearance through the Galactus Trilogy, plus a passel of pedagogical propaganda pertaining to the pulsatin' pre-history of Marvel Comics itself! (2:46:10)

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    Top 5 JSA Members

    CGS: Episode 1460 (February 20, 2014)

    The Geeks go for the gold in this episode, as they list and discuss their favorite characters, vintage and recent, who have served as members of the world's first superhero team: the Justice Society of America! (1:35:03)

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    Comic Talk

    CGS: Episode 1459 (February 18, 2014)

    The Geeks take a little time to catch up on correspondence, review some recent comics news, react to a few celebrity obituaries, and just enjoy each other's company. Join them, won't you? They're lonely. (1:32:54)

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    Off the Racks: All-New Invaders #1, Detective Comics #27, and ElfQuest: The Final Que

    CGS: Episode 1458 (February 13, 2014)

    In this, Chris Eberle's first appearance in an 'OTR' episode, Chris earns his Recent Release Reviewer's credentials as we dissect the nostalgic All-New Invaders from Marvel; the gigantic Detective Comics (Vol. 2) #27 from DC; and the esoteric ElfQuest: The Final Quest from Dark Horse. Also, a few brief remarks about Paul Cornell's new Wolverine series and the new Ms. Marvel #1. (1:36:04)

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    Previews

    CGS: Episode 1457 (February 11, 2014)

    Another month, another PREVIEWS! We go through the February catalog for items shipping to stores starting in April. (1:37:41)

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    CGS Presents: Comics With or Without Pulp Episode 9: Dr. Fu Manchu

    CGS: (February 7, 2014)

    'I Didn't Spend 6 Years in Evil Medical School to be Called Mr.!' Taking a look at the Yellow Peril, one of the original arch-villains: Dr. Fu Manchu. Along for the ride are current Fu Manchu writer William Patrick Maynard & CGS Forums moderator Solitaire Rose. (1:05:29)

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    The CGS 'Best of 2013' Nominations Show

    CGS: Episode 1456 (January 31, 2014)

    The nominations have been received and sorted, and the time has come to announce the contenders for the title(s) of Comic Geek Speak's 'Best of 2013'! Which comics and creators did we, the Geeks, and you, the Listeners, deem worthy of special recognition this year? Listen to this episode and you'll not only find out, but enjoy a year's worth of super-concentrated high-test comic talk into the bargain! (2:00:02)

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    BOMC: The Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes

    CGS: Episode 1455 (January 28, 2014)

    No, you're not dreaming! The 'Book of the Month' series is back, and we mark its return with a discussion of the first collected volume of one of the most celebrated series in comics history, if not in all of fantasy literature: Neil Gaiman's Sandman. (1:58:24)

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    CGS Presents: Comic Timing 150

    CGS: (January 23, 2014)

    The Comic Timing podcast, hosted by our old friends Ian Levenstein and Brent Kossina, has reached the big One-Five-Oh, and to help Brent and Ian celebrate, the CGS guys join them in doing what we all love most: talking comics! The topic is 'Team Books': our personal favorites, our criteria of quality, our guilty pleasures, and so on. Happy Sesquicentennial, CT! (1:29:51)

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    Spotlight on the X-Men in the 2000s

    CGS: Episode 1454 (January 20, 2014)

    Our X-haustive X-egesis on the X-Men X-pires in this episode, covering the last seventeen years (1997-2013) of the first fifty years of of X-Men comics. The Geeks (along with 'gifted youngsters' Dani O'Brien and Jamie Hatton) offer their takes on Chris Claremont's attempted homecoming to the X-titles; the poignant-if-temporary death of Colossus; Grant Morrison's fan-polarizing New X-Men run; Joss Whedon's Astonishing X-Men; a cranium-creasing complement of crossover events, from 'Operation: Zero Tolerance' to 'House of M' to 'Messiah CompleX' to 'Avengers vs. X-Men'; and much more. The Spotlights have ended, but the Dream lives on! (2:08:45)

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    Previews

    CGS: Episode 1453 (January 15, 2014)

    Did somebody say 'Previews'? We go through the January catalog for items shipping to stores starting in March. Includes our first look at this year's Free Comic Book Day giveaways! (1:55:38)

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    Spotlight on the Avengers in the 2000s

    CGS: Episode 1452 (January 13, 2014)

    Speakers of Geek from two different states assemble to discuss the Avengers one final time, as our series of 50th-Anniversary retrospective Spotlights on the Avengers concludes with a look at the most recent phase (2000-present) in the decades-long evolution of Earth's Mightiest Heroes. From the grand finale of Kurt Busiek's run, through the custodianships of Geoff Johns and Chuck Austen, to the Avengers' rise to star franchise status under the direction of Brian Michael Bendis, to the cosmic expansionism of Jonathan Hickman's current run, this episode brings us up to date on the Avengers and is the culmination of an entire year of Avengers talk. Miss it not, True Believers! (2:21:14)

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    Off the Racks: Doc Savage #1, Inhumanity #1, and Justice League 3000 #1

    CGS: Episode 1451 (January 10, 2014)

    Doc Savage #1 from Dynamite Entertainment, Inhumanity #1 from Marvel, and Justice League 3000 #1 from DC: Which of these three comics has induced fits of self-loathing in one of the Geeks? This month's Off the Racks episode holds the answer! (1:33:29)

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    Episode 1450 - Comic Talk: Month in Review

    CGS: Episode 1450 (January 8, 2014)

    We begin 2014 with a roundup of select news and events from the last few weeks of 2013. Topics include the return of Gail Simone, Jim Starlin, and the Star Wars franchise to Marvel, and the inevitable mishmash of geek-appropriate TV talk. (1:27:21)

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    TRIVIA!

    CGS: Episode 1449 (December 30, 2013)

    Because YOU demanded it! A packed studio of Geeks, plus some special guests, sit down to play a few rounds of no-holds-barred, no-quarter-given comics trivia! It's our last episode of the year, and we're closing out 2013 in style! (2:25:35)

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    Top 5 Christmas Gifts We Got As Kids

    CGS: Episode 1448 (December 24, 2013)

    As the holiday season approaches its apex, the Speakers of Geek take some time to relax and reminisce about their personal favorite childhood Christmas gifts. So what kind of geeky goodies did the guys get during their formative years? Pour yourself an eggnog, listen, and learn! Plus: a Christmas nightcap with Drunk Cap! (1:50:16)

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    A Christmas Carol: Chapter Three

    CGS: (December 24, 2013)

    Murd's five-year mission to record a complete dramatization of the Dickens classic 'A Christmas Carol' reaches its midway point with this reading of the third chapter. (49:42)

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    Off the Racks: Amazing X-Men #1, Scooby-Doo Team-Up #1, and Unity #1

    CGS: Episode 1447 (December 19, 2013)

    This month's roundup of recent releases includes Marvel's Amazing X-Men, DC's Scooby-Doo Team-Up, and Valiant's Unity. As always, our OTR reviews contain SPOILERS, so read before you listen! (1:47:08)

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    Previews

    CGS: Episode 1446 (December 17, 2013)

    It's beginning to look a lot like... Previews! We go through the December catalog for items shipping to stores starting in February. (1:34:56)

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    Christmas Storytime with Uncle Sal

    CGS: Episode 1445 (December 12, 2013)

    You better watch out, you better not cry! Uncle Sal is comin' to town, with a sackful of hilarious tales of bitterness and frustration, just in time for the holidays! (Make sure the children are nestled all snug in their beds before you listen, though--Mature Audiences only!) (2:22:25)

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    Down in Fraggle Rock!

    CGS: Episode 1444 (December 10, 2013)

    Here at the tail-end of Fraggle Rock's 30th anniversary year, we sit down with our favorite professional Muppet fans, artists Katie Cook and David Petersen, to reminisce about our favorite characters, episodes, music, and historical trivia from the classic TV series, Jim Henson & Co.'s attempt to achieve world peace through children's television! A pre-holiday treat for all the Muppet fans out there in CGS Land. (1:52:02)

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    Spotlight on The X-Men in the Chromium Age, Part Two

    CGS: Episode 1443 (December 6, 2013)

    Our X-tended coverage of the X-Men in the '90s soldiers on in this look at the years 1993-97, everything from 'The Phalanx Covenant' to 'The Trial of Gambit'! ENTER... the Age of Apocalypse! ATTEND... the wedding of Jean Grey and Scott Summers! TREMBLE... at the terrifying menace of Onslaught! WONDER... as two people agree that Maggott was a cool character! Plus, reflections on Generation X from Dani O'Brien, and some Excalibur sword-strokes from Murd. (2:30:44)

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    Spotlight on The X-Men in the Chromium Age, Part One

    CGS: Episode 1442 (December 3, 2013)

    Our 50th Anniversary X-travaganza continues, as the CGS 'Blue Team' (Chris Eberle, Dani O'Brien, and Jamie Hatton) journeys from Jersey to join the CGS 'Gold Team' (Shane, Murd, and Jamie D) in discussing a most prolific period of X-history: the 1990s! Covered in this episode are the introduction of Bishop; the transformation of Psylocke; the launch of the millions-selling 'X-Men' (vol. 2) title; the 'X-Tinction Agenda,' 'X-Cutioner's Song,' and 'Fatal Attractions' crossovers; and much more. (2:32:04)

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    Doctor Who - The Day of the Doctor and more

    CGS: Episode 1441 (November 27, 2013)

    The geeks sit down and digest this past weekend's 50th anniversary special of Doctor Who. We also discuss the 'An Adventure in Time and Space' telemovie and more. (1:06:51)

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    A Cornucopia of Comics Conversation 2013

    CGS: Episode 1440 (November 25, 2013)

    It's our annual Thanksgiving Week gobble-gobble gabfest, and we welcome a special guest to the table, our old friend Scott Powers, to partake in a bounteous banquet of babble! Topics on the menu include the passing of Nick Cardy; the return of MST3K Turkey Day; the Bat-Kid of San Francisco; recently announced comic book cancellations and revivals; a marathon of 'Muddle the Murd' misfires; and a heaping helping of TV talk (with spoiler sauce!) covering 'Arrow,' 'The Walking Dead,' 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,' and 'American Horror Story.' This one's got everything but the cranberry sauce! (1:39:47)

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    Off the Racks: I.M.A.G.I.N.E. Agents #1, Letter 44 #1, and Thor: Crown of Fools

    CGS: Episode 1439 (November 21, 2013)

    OTR is plus-sized this month, as last month's missing pick, Afterlife With Archie #1, staggers in to join our regularly scheduled lineup of reviews: I.M.A.G.I.N.E. Agents #1 from BOOM! Studios, Letter 44 #1 from Oni Press, and Marvel's Thor: Crown of Fools one-shot. (1:15:12)

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    Previews

    CGS: Episode 1438 (November 19, 2013)

    Hey, it's Previews! We go through the November catalog for items shipping to stores starting in January. (1:33:00)

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    Thor: The Dark World Movie Review

    CGS: Episode 1437 (November 14, 2013)

    Marvel Studios has made its second foray into the shining realm of Asgard, and we of CGS have gathered to share our reactions to 'Thor: The Dark World.' (Be thou wary, gentle listeners, for SPOILERS do herein abound!) (1:19:06)

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    Spotlight on The Avengers in the Chromium Age Part Two

    CGS: Episode 1436 (November 11, 2013)

    And Now: The Nineties! Travel with us back to that misunderstood decade, when came to pass some of the highest and lowest points in the fifty-year history of the Avengers. The menace of the Gatherers! The madness of Sersi! The multitude of cover enhancements! The momentousness of the Avengers' 30th anniversary! The malodorousness of 'The Crossing'! The mediocrity of 'Heroes Reborn'! And the renaissance that was the Busiek/Perez run and the Avengers Forever maxiseries! Miss it not, frantic ones! (2:20:18)

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    Spotlight on Marvel Monsters

    CGS: Episode 1435 (November 7, 2013)

    Creatures on the loose! Monsters on the prowl! Just in time to be a week late for Halloween, Chris Eberle (in his first appearance as a fully accredited Geek!) shambles out of the hellish nether-realm of New Jersey to help us celebrate the supernatural superstars of Marvel Comics' character-driven horror titles, in the horror heyday of the '70s and beyond. Listen if you dare!! (2:09:17)

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    Top 5 Marvel Series

    CGS: Episode 1434 (October 31, 2013)

    Face Front, True Believers! Two years ago we picked our 'Top 5' favorite DC series, and now that Jamie D is running the show, it's finally time to give the House of Ideas its due. 'Nuff Said! (2:30:23)

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    Off the Racks: Molly Danger

    CGS: Episode 1433 (October 28, 2013)

    Our first 'Post-Pants' episode is an old-fashioned CGS group discussion of Jamal Igle's Molly Danger OGN, plus recent X-Men titles, The Halloween Legion from Dark Horse, and whatever else we've been reading. Featuring the return of CGS Founding Father Bryan Deemer! (1:09:23)

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    CGS Presents Classic Geek Speak: Spotlight on Superman in the Byrne/Jurgens Years

    CGS: (October 24, 2013)

    Time for another trip back into the CGS archives to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the first appearance of Superman as we represent our Spotlight on Superman in the Byrne/Jurgens years we recorded in 2008 during Superman's 70th anniversary. (1:11:43)

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    CGS Presents Classic Geek Speak: Spotlight on Superman in the Bronze Age

    CGS: (October 22, 2013)

    We head back into the CGS archives to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the first appearance of Superman this year and represent our Spotlight on Superman in the Bronze Age we recorded in 2008 during Superman's 70th anniversary. (1:30:39)

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    A Farewell to Pants

    CGS: Episode 1432 (October 21, 2013)

    Not a hoax, not a dream, not an imaginary tale -- Pants (a.k.a. Brian Christman) is leaving the podcast. Listen as he explains why he's leaving and we reminisce about the past and look towards the future of CGS. It's also one last chance to get in some jabs at Pants. (29:15)

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    CGS Presents: Comics With or Without Pulp Episode 8: The Green Hornet

    CGS: (October 17, 2013)

    Episode 8: 'Feel the Sting of Green'. Coinciding with the last episode on the Lone Ranger, we talk about Britt Reid's alter ego. Also, the importance of his partner, Kato. Guest co-host Nick Quan & creator Ande Parks join the fun. (2:44:20)

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    Oh No, Not Another Clip Show?

    CGS: Episode 1431 (October 15, 2013)

    Time for another episode of unaired clips from the show. You'll hear talk about Alyssa Milano, Doctor Who, iCarly, Star Wars, and even comic books. There may be some adult language so 'earmuffs' (48:58)

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    2013 New York Comic Con

    CGS: Episode 1430 (October 13, 2013)

    Another New York Comic Con has come and gone. Pants, Murd, Bryan Deemer, and Kevin Moyer talk about what they did at the con as well as discuss some of the news that was announced during the weekend. We also have some interviews with Comfort Love and Adam Withers, and Jamal Igle (1:25:00)

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    Convention Survival Guide Re-Revisted

    CGS: Episode 1429 (October 10, 2013)

    A listener e-mail asking for advice on going to his first comic convention spurred us into action to again revisit our convention survival guide. The shopping, panels, autographs, and more are discussed as we get ready for the New York Comic Con. (56:23)

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    Comic Talk

    CGS: Episode 1428 (October 8, 2013)

    In this week's general-topic gabfest, the guys react to the announcement of the upcoming 18-part JLA Dark crossover 'Blight'; Jamie D holds forth on the Forever Evil and Infinity events; and Murd recommends the classic manga Dragonball. Plus, some bonus TV talk about Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Dr. Who, and The Crazy Ones! (1:03:05)

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    Previews

    CGS: Episode 1427 (October 7, 2013)

    Time for Previews again! We go through the October catalog for items shipping to stores starting in December. (1:13:11)

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    Top 5 Animals in Comics

    CGS: Episode 1426 (October 3, 2013)

    In this long-overdue return to the Top Five format, CGS goes to the dogs. . . and cats, horses, ducks, dragons, gorillas, etc.! It's our tribute to animal characters (super-powered, anthropomorphic, and otherwise) in comics. Each Geek sounds the fanfare for his five favorite furred, finned, and/or feathered fellows featured in four-color fiction! Don't miss this episode; it's gonna be a wild one! (1:13:42)

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    Off the Rack: Batman Black & White #1 and X-Men: Battle of the Atom #1

    CGS: Episode 1425 (October 2, 2013)

    Off the Racks goes Off the Reservation this month, thanks to the delayed release of one of our selections. First, we bring you our regularly scheduled reviews of Batman: Black & White #1 and X-Men: Battle of the Atom #1; then, stay tuned for bonus coverage of The Star Wars #1, Thor: God of Thunder #13, Daredevil #31, Farlaine the Goblin #1, and the civil-rights-themed graphic novel March (Book One). (1:16:53)

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    Feedback, Follow-Up, and Frivolity

    CGS: Episode 1424 (October 1, 2013)

    Marvel's Agents of SHIELD, life model decoys, She Hulk, and the new fall TV season are just some of the topics covered in this episode, which is brought to you by the letter F. (1:08:42)

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    Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Premiere

    CGS: Episode 1423 (September 26, 2013)

    The new TV series Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has debuted and in this episode we give our thoughts on the premiere. (44:12)

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    A Conversation with Jeremy Whitley, Writer of 'Princeless'

    CGS: Episode 1422 (September 24, 2013)

    Writer Jeremy Whitley joins us to talk about his book 'Princeless', how he became the Marketing Director for Action Lab Entertainment, Gus Fring from 'Breaking Bad', video games, and more. (59:45)

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    Comic Talk

    CGS: Episode 1421 (September 23, 2013)

    There are spoilers ahead as we each discuss some of the books we've recently read including Rachel Rising, Hawkeye, Journey Into Mystery, Batman '66, Star Wars, and some of the Villains Month books from DC. (1:16:28)

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    Spotlight on The X-Men in the Copper Age Part Two

    CGS: Episode 1420 (September 19, 2013)

    Chris Eberle of Wild Pig Comics returns once more, bearing the torch of knowledge to light our way through the second half of the X-Men's Copper Age, perhaps the darkest period in Marvel mutant history. 'Inferno', 'The Fall of the Mutants,' and 'Mutant Massacre'. Longshot, Psylocke, and Jubilee. The Marauders, the Reavers, and the Freedom Force. Australia, Genosha, and the Siege Perilous. Death, disfigurement, and desperation. All of this and more awaited the X-Men in the late '80s, and now, it awaits YOU. Not for the faint-hearted! (1:44:58)

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    Spotlight on The Avengers in the Chromium Age Part One

    CGS: Episode 1419 (September 18, 2013)

    The late '80s / early '90s were something of a rebuilding period for Earth's Mightiest Heroes, and in this episode the CGS guys survey the damage, with much help from guest assessor Chris Eberle. Listen and learn how the Avengers endured the 'Acts of Vengeance' conspiracy; the cosmic conflagration that was 'Operation: Galactic Storm'; the disassembly of the Vision; the brief, turbulent memberships of Dr. Druid, Marrina, and Rage; and the most roster turnover in the team's history. Plus, notes on the West Coast team and Solo Avengers! (1:36:02)

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    Comic Talk

    CGS: Episode 1418 (September 17, 2013)

    Chris Eberle from Wild Pig Comics joins us in studio for this general comic talk episode as Pants solicits advice on ways to introduce his three year old nephew to comics and super heroes. We also discuss recent storylines in Skyward, Captain America, Indestructible Hulk, and Batwoman. (1:05:57)

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    Previews

    CGS: Episode 1417 (September 12, 2013)

    Previews time again! We go through the September catalog for items shipping to stores beginning in November. (1:11:12)

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    Comic Talk

    CGS: Episode 1416 (September 10, 2013)

    This past weekend was a busy one for comic conventions. Longtime listener Brian Nixon tells us about his experience at the inaugural Salt Lake City Comic Con and writer Tom King joins us in studio to talk about the Baltimore Comic Con. (1:12:38)

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    Off the Racks: Infinity #1, Itty Bitty Hellboy #1, Trillium #1, and Forever Evil #1

    CGS: Episode 1415 (September 5, 2013)

    Time to talk about some recent comics. In this episode we discuss Infinity #1 from Marvel, Itty Bitty Hellboy #1 from Dark Horse, Trillium #1 from Vertigo, and Forever Evil #1 from DC. (1:22:49)

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    CGS Presents Classic Geek Speak: Spotlight on Superman in the Silver Age

    CGS: (September 3, 2013)

    With 2013 being the 75th anniversary of the first appearance of Superman, we dig into the CGS archives and represent our Spotlight on Superman in the Silver Age we recorded in 2008 during Superman's 70th anniversary. (1:05:58)

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    CGS Presents Classic Geek Speak: Spotlight on Superman in the Golden Age

    CGS: (September 1, 2013)

    In this 75th anniversary year of the first appearance of Superman, we represent our Spotlight on Superman in the Golden Age we did back in 2008 for his 70th anniversary. (1:13:42)

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    Fan Expo Canada 2013 panel with David Michelinie and Dan Slott

    CGS: Episode 1414 (August 29, 2013)

    Pants was the moderator for the David Michelinie and Dan Slott panel at this past weekend's Fan Expo Canada. Topics of discussion include how they broke into comics, their work on Spider-Man, the 'Demon in a Bottle' Iron Man story, the creation of Venom, and more. (53:22)

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    Fan Expo Canada 2013 Panel with Walt and Louise Simonson

    CGS: Episode 1413 (August 27, 2013)

    Pants moderated a Spotlight Panel on Walt and Louise Simonson this past weekend at Fan Expo Canada. They were asked questions from the audience on Beta Ray Bill, Doomsday and the Death of Superman story, X-Factor, Frog of Thunder, and more. (33:36)

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    Fan Expo Canada 2013 Recap

    CGS: Episode 1412 (August 25, 2013)

    Jamie, Murd, and Pants were up in Toronto for Fan Expo Canada 2013 this past weekend and in this episode we recap our experiences at the con. We discuss our purchases, panels we attended or moderated, and more including the announcement of 'Justice League Canada'. (1:07:05)

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    Spotlight on Doctor Who Part Two

    CGS: Episode 1411 (August 22, 2013)

    We conclude our spotlight on Doctor Who in this 50th Anniversary year as we discuss 'The Wilderness Years', the 1996 Fox TV Movie, the relaunch in 2005, and some speculation on the upcoming anniversary episode. We are joined once again by our friends Dani O'Brien, Eamonn Clarke, and Dave and Angela Williams. Geronimo! (2:27:06)

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    Spotlight on Doctor Who Part One

    CGS: Episode 1410 (August 20, 2013)

    We now shine our spotlight onto Doctor Who in honor of the show's 50th anniversary this year. To help us in our discussion we are joined in studio by Dani O'Brien and by Skype by our UK mates Eamonn Clarke and Dave and Angela Williams. In part one we give our thoughts on the show's beginnings in 1963 up until the show ended it's first run in 1989. (1:57:46)

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    Comic Talk

    CGS: Episode 1409 (August 19, 2013)

    Chris Eberle and Dani O'Brien from Wild Pig Comics join us in studio for some lively discussion. We discuss our upcoming trip to Fan Expo, the Kick Ass 2 movie, Chris' retailer take on the 3D/2D DC covers, and more. Sure there's some ranting, but to make up for it we've got suggestions on some great books we're currently reading. (1:33:09)

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    Previews

    CGS: Episode 1408 (August 15, 2013)

    And once again it's time for Previews! We go through the August catalog for items shipping to stores starting in October. (1:05:33)

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    Talking Vamplets and more with Dave Dwonch

    CGS: Episode 1407 (August 14, 2013)

    Dave is the Creative Director of Action Lab Entertainment whose stable of books include NFL Rush Zone, Molly Danger, Skyward, and more. We talk with him about these books and more including Vamplets which he's co-writing with creator Gayle Middleton. (1:03:10)

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    Comic Talk

    CGS: Episode 1406 (August 12, 2013)

    In this episode we give our thoughts on some of the recent news about DC Comics - the allocations of the 3D Villains covers, Kevin Maguire being removed from Justice League 3000, Forevil Evil and more. Plus we ask the question - what comic/geek related item takes your mind back to when you were a kid? (1:25:41)

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    Talking Appleseed Comic Con with Zack Kruse

    CGS: Episode 1405 (August 7, 2013)

    Zack Kruse wears many hats - teacher, student, web comic writer, Steve Ditko fan, and more. He's also the organizer/creator of the Appleseed Comics and Art Convention in Fort Wayne, Indiana and we talk about the con with him as well as his Kickstarter campaign to help expand the con for 2014. (59:28)

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    Comic Talk

    CGS: Episode 1404 (August 6, 2013)

    We touch on many topics in this episode including the announcement of a Flash TV series, catching up on Secret Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Thor: God of Thunder, and Shane's thoughts on the animated 'Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox' DVD. We also have some Doctor Who talk on the casting of the 12th Doctor. (58:18)

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    Off the Racks - Batman '66, The Superior Foes of Spider-Man, Quantum and Woody

    CGS: Episode 1403 (July 31, 2013)

    In this episode we discuss the recent first issues of Batman '66 from DC, The Superior Foes of Spider-Man from Marvel, and Quantum and Woody from Valiant. We also touch on Trinity War from DC, Satellite Sam from Image, and Watson and Holmes from New Paradigm Studios.(1:23:48)

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    Comic Talk

    CGS: Episode 1402 (July 30, 2013)

    After we welcome Adam back to the studio with a 'Muddle the Murd' segment, we jump into discussions on 'Beware the Batman', the Eisner Award winners, and 'The Wolverine' movie. (1:13:25)

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    Comic Talk: SDCC News Edition

    CGS: Episode 1401 (July 23, 2013)

    There's always lots of news coming out of Comic-Con and this year was no exception. We talk movie news on Superman & Batman, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Guardians of the Galaxy, comic news on the X-Men, IDW's Artist Editions and more. (1:10:16)

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    Pants' 2013 San Diego Comic-Con Recap

    CGS: Episode 1400 (July 21, 2013)

    Pants went out to San Diego once again for the great spectacle that is Comic-Con. In this episode he and his roommate John Burk discuss their con experience which included Pants going to his first Comic-Con Party. Sprinkled in amongst their recaps are interviews with Bill Sienkiewicz, Gary Frank, Art & Franco, and Uncle Sal. (1:05:35)

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    Comic Talk

    CGS: Episode 1399 (July 18, 2013)

    Jamie and Pants have a casual discussion about Comic-Con, the debut episode of 'Beware the Batman', and 'Pacific Rim'. We're then joined by writer Keith DeCandido and artist JK Woodward to talk about their Kickstarter for 'Dragon Precinct'. (1:15:20)

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    CGS Presents: Comics With or Without Pulp Episode 7: The Lone Ranger

    CGS: (July 16, 2013)

    In a time when outlaws were overrunning the West & law was handled with posses. Where Native Americans were driven from their land. A masked Ranger rode for justice & peace with his partner Tonto. (2:10:15)

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    A Conversation with Sanford Greene

    CGS: Episode 1398 (July 15, 2013)

    Artist Sanford Greene has worked professionally in the comics and animation industries for over a decade. We chat with him about how he first got interested in comics, how going to conventions helped him hone his craft, and his current Kickstarter Campaign for a project that's very dear to him - '1000: The Animated Micro-Series'. (1:25:04)

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    Spotlight on The X-Men in the Copper Age Part One

    CGS: Episode 1397 (July 12, 2013)

    We knew going in that the X-Men in the Copper Age would be too broad a topic to spotlight in just one episode, so in this installment we confine ourselves to the years 1980-85. It's a serpentine saga of Secret Wars and samurai weddings; of the Brood and the Brotherhood; of doomed romance and Dire Wraiths; of Morlocks and mohawks! Everything X-Men (and New Mutants) between John Byrne's departure and the Trial of Magneto is covered here, courtesy of Chris Eberle and Co. (1:39:30)

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    Spotlight on The Avengers in the Copper Age

    CGS: Episode 1396 (July 10, 2013)

    Our fiftieth-anniversary Avengers retrospective marches on into the Eighties, with honorary Geek grand-marshal Chris Eberle at the head of the parade. Listen and learn how the Avengers cope with the disgrace and betrayal of founding member Hank Pym; emotional fallout from Avengers #200; new friends and foes stemming from the twisted family heritage of Thanos; the Vision gone haywire; the royal rivalry of Namor and Hercules; and a fateful appearance on Late Night with David Letterman! Plus, the foundation of the West Coast Avengers, and an extended recap of one of the greatest Avengers stories (and THE greatest Masters of Evil story) ever told: 'Under Siege'! (1:56:33)

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    Previews

    CGS: Episode 1395 (July 9, 2013)

    Time again for Previews! Chris Eberle from Wild Pig Comics joins us in studio to go through the July catalog for items shipping to stores in September. (1:19:27)

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    Off the Racks - Astro City #1, Dardevil: Dark Knights #1, Six-Gun Gorilla #1

    CGS: Episode 1394 (July 4, 2013)

    Time for another round of Off the Rack reviews. In this episode we discuss Astro City #1 from Vertigo, Daredevil: Dark Nights #1 from Marvel, and Six-Gun Gorilla #1 from BOOM! (1:20:14)

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    Comic Talk

    CGS: Episode 1393 (July 2, 2013)

    After some talk about upcoming Comic-Con exclusives and the obligatory Doctor Who chat, we discuss comics in the first half of 2013 - what we're currently reading, what we're behind on in reading, and our pull lists. (1:04:43)

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    Catching Up with Uncle Sal

    CGS: Episode 1392 (June 30, 2013)

    Time once again for Uncle Sal! We talk Chicago sports, the San Diego Comic-Con, his family, and even a little about comics. This episode introduces the instant classic story 'The Recital'. (2:47:28)

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    Comic Talk

    CGS: Episode 1391 (June 26, 2013)

    In this episode we get Murd's thoughts on the end of Age of Ultron (spoilers), follow up on Jamie's reaction to the storyline, and discuss BOOM! Studios' acquisition of Archaia. We also talk with Teras Cassidy and Marie-Claude Bourbonnais about 'Geek Nation Tours' and their plans for this year's New York Comic Con. (1:11:50)

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    Kickstarter Campaign Cavalcade!

    CGS: Episode 1390 (June 25, 2013)

    Several longtime guests of our show have Kickstarter campaigns currently running that we'd like to spotlight. We talk to Kevin Volo about 'Max & Thorne', Dave Wachter about 'The Guns of Shadow Valley', and Josh Finney, Kat Rocha, and Patrick McEvoy about 'World War Kaiju'. (1:38:06)

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    2013 Denver Comic Con Panel: Podcast Peak Assemble!

    CGS: Episode 1389 (June 23, 2013)

    This is the 'Podcast Peak Assemble!' panel from the Denver Comic Con that featured members of Comic Geek Speak, Reel Nerds, and the So Like, You Know podcasts. We talk about our various shows, how we got started, tips on podcasting and more. (53:56)

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    Age of Ultron Issue 10

    CGS: Episode 1388 (June 20, 2013)

    It's the finale of Age of Ultron as we go over issue 10. What does this mean for the future of the Marvel Universe(s)? (58:24)

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    Off the Racks - Battlestar Galactica #1, The Green Team #1, The Movement #1

    CGS: Episode 1387 (June 19, 2013)

    This month, DC 'occupies' Off the Racks with not one, but two selections, The Movement #1 and The Green Team: Teen Trillionaires #1, flanked by Battlestar Galactica #1 from Dynamite Entertainment. (1:08:14)

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    Man of Steel Movie Review

    CGS: Episode 1386 (June 18, 2013)

    Superman is back on the big screen in a big way, and having borne witness to the super-spectacle, a group of Geeks (including lost son of CGS Kevin Moyer!) share their impressions of 'Man of Steel.' Listen as we train our heat vision on the cast of characters, the new costume, the narrative structure, the somber tone, the already infamous Superman/Zod climactic clash, and a host of other topics relating to the blockbuster film. (1:20:18)

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    2013 Denver Comic Con Panel: Spotlight on Gerry Conway

    CGS: Episode 1385 (June 13, 2013)

    Pants moderated the Spotlight on Gerry Conway panel at the recent Denver Comic Con which we present for you here. Mr. Conway discusses how he started working in comics at DC, moving over to Marvel and working on Spider-Man, his brief tenure as Editor in Chief at Marvel, going back to DC Comics and more. (51:03)

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    Age of Ultron Issues 7 to 9

    CGS: Episode 1384 (June 11, 2013)

    The repercussions of what Wolverine did at the end of Age of Ultron issue 6 are dealt with in the next three issues of the series. We go over issues 7 to 9 of Age of Ultron and discuss what it all means as the story heads towards its conclusion. (48:19)

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    The 2013 Heroes Con Tapes

    CGS: Episode 1383 (June 9, 2013)

    Pants traveled down to Charlotte, NC for Heroes Con this past weekend and did several interviews. Listen to talks with Vivek Tiwary writer of the upcoming Dark Horse book 'The Fifth Beatle', Buzz, Eric Nolen-Weathington from TwoMorrows Publishing, Jeremy Whitley from Action Lab Entertainment and more. (1:30:23)

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    2013 Denver Comic Con Panel: My Little Pony Spotlight

    CGS: Episode 1382 (June 8, 2013)

    Sunday afternoon at Denver Comic Con 2013, Katie Cook, Andy Price, Tony Fleecs, and Thom Zahler gathered in a packed auditorium, full of boisterous buckin' Bronies, to engage in a panel discussion of their work on IDW's line of 'My Little Pony' comics, with our very own Murd ridin' herd as moderator! How'd that turn out, you ask? Listen for yourself--it's magic! (50:34)

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    2013 Denver Comic Con Panel: Spotlight on Denny O'Neil

    CGS: Episode 1381 (June 7, 2013)

    Jamie got to moderate a panel at the Denver Comic Con on one of his favorite writers - Denny O'Neil. If you've seen a comic in the last 40 years you should recognize his name! (46:54)

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    Previews

    CGS: Episode 1380 (June 5, 2013)

    It's Previews time again! We go through the June catalog for items shipping to stores beginning in August. (56:09)

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    Spotlight on The X-Men in the Bronze Age

    CGS: Episode 1379 (June 3, 2013)

    Welcome to the Bronze Age, X-Men - hope you survive the experience! Join us, and CGS lecturer-in-residence Chris Eberle, as we pay homage to one of the most successful comebacks in comics history, recounting the X-Men's rise ('Like a Phoenix...!') from reprint limbo to the heady heights of the Claremont/Byrne/Austin run! With a special in-studio appearance by a genuine, first-printing copy of Giant-Size X-Men #1! (2:09:18)

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    2013 Denver Comic Con Tapes

    CGS: Episode 1378 (June 2, 2013)

    Adam, Jamie D., and Pants headed out west for the second annual Denver Comicon this past weekend. Listen as we recap the Rocky Mountain highs and lows of our con experience, including the panels we moderated, the geek-rock concert we attended and other Denver nuggets including a chat with the Sixth Doctor - Colin Baker. (1:04:34)

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    Spotlight on The Avengers in the Bronze Age Part Two

    CGS: Episode 1377 (May 29, 2013)

    Concluding our two-part focus on the Avengers in the 1970s. From the Serpent Crown to the Korvac Saga, from the resurrection of Wonder Man to the mysterious parentage of Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch, from the induction of the Beast to. . . whatever the hell was going on in Avengers #200, we hit all the major beats of Marvel's flagship super-team title in the latter half of the Decade of Decadence. Wild Pig's Chris Eberle helps us bring home the Bronze in this episode. (1:22:02)

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    Yet Another Clip Show

    CGS: Episode 1376 (May 26, 2013)

    As we take some time off from recording due to the Memorial Day holiday and convention travel, we present another collection of unaired clips from the podcast. There's behind the scenes silliness, pre-interview chatter, discussion on the 'Highlander' movies, 'The Office' finale, and more. (1:12:38)

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    Talking Heroes Con with Shelton Drum

    CGS: Episode 1375 (May 23, 2013)

    Shelton Drum, founding father of Charlotte, NC's Heroes Convention, sits down with us for a laid-back chat about his lengthy experience as a comics collector and retailer; the current back-issue market; and the outlook for this year's double-sized Heroes Con! (55:26)

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    TV Talk on Arrow and Doctor Who

    CGS: Episode 1374 (May 22, 2013)

    The season finales of 'Arrow' and 'Doctor Who' aired last week so we decided to discuss them as well as the seasons as a whole. Spoilers Sweetie! (59:04)

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    Comic Talk

    CGS: Episode 1373 (May 21, 2013)

    In this episode the Geeks open some mail, comment on James Robinson's exit from 'Earth 2' and DC, and discuss in some spoilery detail 'Star Trek: Into Darkness' and the direct-to-DVD 'Superman: Unbound'. Also, a brief elegy for a departed CGS Forum member. (1:12:33)

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    Denver Comic Con Preview

    CGS: Episode 1372 (May 16, 2013)

    In two weeks, Jamie, Murd, and Pants will ascend to 'Podcast Peak' at the 2nd Annual Denver Comic Con. But first, our merry mountaineers (and Shane) establish base camp with convention organizers and impresarios Bruce MacIntosh, and 'Charlito' LaGreca, as they map out the mother lode of panels, guests, events, and other goodies they've got in store for those bold enough to make the climb! Even if you're not planning to attend Denver Con, give this episode a listen and learn how altitudinously awesome an ambitiously planned comic convention can be! (1:20:17)

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    Previews

    CGS: Episode 1371 (May 15, 2013)

    Time once again for Previews. We go through the May catalog for items shipping beginning in July. (1:19:59)

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    Comic Talk

    CGS: Episode 1370 (May 14, 2013)

    We open this episode with a salute to Berks County, Pa.'s late, lamented local treasure, artist Dan Adkins. We close it with webcomic artist Jamie Noguchi (Yellow Peril), who joins us to discuss his Kickstarter campaign, and an interview with Mr. Adkins from the CGS Archives. Somewhere in between, we address the official green-lighting of the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series; the upcoming DCU/Masters of the Universe crossover; and the latest 'New 52' DC titles to suffer cancellation. (1:37:56)

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    Off the Racks - Batman:Li'l Gotham #1,Thanos Rising #1,Jupiter's Legacy #1

    CGS: Episode 1369 (May 9, 2013)

    For this month's spoiler-heavy spotlight discussion of recent comics, our selections are the first issue of DC's digital-first Batman: Li'l Gotham; Thanos Rising #1 from Marvel; and Jupiter's Legacy #1 from Mark Millar and Image. (And, lurking amid the reviews, a startling revelation about Shane's taste in movies!) (1:15:39)

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    Comic Talk: Free Comic Book Day and more

    CGS: Episode 1368 (May 7, 2013)

    Free Comic Book Day is here; happiness and cheer! The Geeks compare the piles of goodies they amassed over the weekend, while Jamie reminds us all of 'what FCBD is all about, Charlie Brown,' from a retailer's perspective. Also, a few words about the new 'Teen Titans Go!' cartoon and Doctor Who (more than a few words really), and a distress signal from Murd, as the fate of a spin-off podcast hangs in the balance! (58:28)

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    Iron Man 3 Movie Review

    CGS: Episode 1367 (May 5, 2013)

    Calling All Shellheads! In the wake of a highly successful opening weekend for Iron Man 3, Jamie, Pants and Murd sit down to share their reactions to the film. Comedy! Tragedy! Irony! Technology! Interminable plot synopsis! And the controversial master of menace and misdirection men call the Mandarin! All this and more awaits you in this repulsor-powered review episode. (Not for the spoiler-intolerant!) (1:29:07)

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    C2E2 Podcasters Roundtable

    CGS: Episode 1366 (May 3, 2013)

    Pants joined several other podcasters at C2E2 this past weekend for an informal roundtable discussion. He along with John Siuntres (Word Balloon), Chris Marshall (Collected Comics Library), Stevie D (Comic Book Queers), Wendi Freeman (Double Page Spread), and Mike Pfeiffer (Most People Are DJ's) talk about recent goings on in the comics industry. (47:04)

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    Age of Ultron Issues 4 to 6

    CGS: Episode 1365 (May 1, 2013)

    Our running recap of Marvel's latest miniseries event continues with the second act (Books 4-6) of Age of Ultron, as heroes convene, ethical debates erupt, and things get timey-wimey! Read along with us in this episode. (1:20:11)

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    C2E2 Recap

    CGS: Episode 1364 (April 30, 2013)

    The fourth annual Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, or C2E2, happened this past weekend and Pants was there. He talks about his experience at the show and we discuss several of the news stories to come out of the convention. Also Murd gives us his thoughts on the first trade of Saga. (57:52)

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    CGSSS 2013: 'Aw Yeah' Panel with Art and Franco

    CGS: Episode 1363 (April 25, 2013)

    Our final panel recording from this year's Super Show features Art and Franco chatting with Pants on many topics including the Aw Yeah Comics store, their recent Kickstarter campaign, their upcoming 'Green Team' comic and more. (53:58)

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    CGS Presents: Comics With or Without Pulp Special Edition Vol. 1. Masks #1 to #4

    CGS: (April 24, 2013)

    'No one knows what lies behind the masked charade.' A look at Dynamite Entertainment's mini-series Masks issues 1 to 4; with some insight by series writer, Chris Roberson. Also, we discuss some of the pulp comics released by DE. Shane, Jamie D, and Pants join in for the discussion. (1:11:08)

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    Comic Talk

    CGS: Episode 1362 (April 23, 2013)

    Topics of discussion in this episode include upcoming comic conventions, the Eisner Award nominations, the 75th anniversary of Superman, the Injustice Gods Among Us video game, Superman Family Adventures and some TV talk including a healthy discussion on Dr. Who. (1:03:55)

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    CGSSS 2013: Honor Roll Panel

    CGS: Episode 1361 (April 21, 2013)

    Our next panel recording from Super Show features our many guests of honor: Fred Hembeck, Rudy Nebres, Joe Staton, Tim Truman, and Lee Weeks. Moderated once again by the honorable Joe Sergi (1:02:20)

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    CGSSS 2013: Storytime with Uncle Sal Panel

    CGS: Episode 1360 (April 18, 2013)

    We present another panel recorded at this year's Super Show - Storytime with Uncle Sal. (1:20:44)

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    A Conversation with Cliff Chiang

    CGS: Episode 1359 (April 17, 2013)

    Cliff Chiang is the latest creator to be featured in TwoMorrows Publishing's Modern Masters Series. In this episode we speak to Cliff about his education, how he got into comics, his current work on Wonder Woman and more. We then speak to the authors of Cliff's book - Chris Arrant and Eric Nolen-Weathington. (1:02:33)

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    Off the Racks: Time Warp #1,East of West #1,Green Hornet #1, Batman & Red Robin #19

    CGS: Episode 1358 (April 16, 2013)

    Time for some discussion on some recent comics. We talk about, in some detail, Time Warp #1, East of West #1, Green Hornet #1 and Batman & Red Robin #19. (1:22:18)

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    CGSSS 2013: Webcomics Panel

    CGS: Episode 1357 (April 14, 2013)

    Our next panel release from this year's Super Show is the Webcomics Panel. Moderated by Joe Sergi with panelists Julian Lytle (Ants), Bill Ellis (All New Issues), Danielle Corsetto (Girls With Slingshots), Comfort Love (Rainbow in the Dark, The Uniques), Katie Cook (Gronk: A Monster's Story) and Mike Norton (Battlepug) (54:18)

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    Previews

    CGS: Episode 1356 (April 12, 2013)

    It's Previews time once again as we go through the April catalog for items shipping to stores in June. (1:16:09)

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    CGSSS 2013: Kickstarter and Comics Panel

    CGS: Episode 1355 (April 10, 2013)

    From Super Show 2013, it's the Kickstarter and Comics Panel moderated by Joe Sergi. Jamal Igle, Danielle O'Brien and Shawn Pryor share their success stories and give advice on what to do and what not to do when trying to fund a comics project through Kickstarter. (1:05:03)

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    Super Show 2013 Recap

    CGS: Episode 1354 (April 9, 2013)

    Another Super Show has come and gone. It was a fun weekend for us and we talk about the highlights and anecdotes from the show. (1:02:29)

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    TV Talk on The Walking Dead and More

    CGS: Episode 1353 (April 4, 2013)

    Easter Sunday was a big night for geek television, and in this episode we bring you the highlights, from Walking Dead to Game of Thrones to. . . Masterpiece Theatre?? Also, Pants bends Jamie's ear about Dr. Who, and Jamie sounds off on Comic Book Men. (1:13:55)

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    Age of Ultron Issues 1 to 3

    CGS: Episode 1352 (April 2, 2013)

    The Age of Ultron has arrived! We discuss the first three issues of this event series and what it may mean for the Marvel Universe. (1:20:11)

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    CGS Presents: Comics With or Without Pulp Episode 6: Conan

    CGS: (March 31, 2013)

    Between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis & the rise of the Sons of Aryas, there was a time when a baby was born on the battlefield. Son to a blacksmith. This boy grew to be a great warrior, mercenary, thief, pirate, & eventually a king. (1:15:59)

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    Spotlight on The Avengers in the Bronze Age Part One

    CGS: Episode 1351 (March 28, 2013)

    With Chris Eberle as our spirit-guide, we return to our 50th Anniversary coverage of The Avengers, this time spotlighting the team in the soul-searching Seventies! Hear our thoughts on the legendary Kree/Skrull War; the Avengers/Defenders War; the staggering celestial saga of Mantis; Hawkeye and the Vision's continuing quests for self-understanding, including their love triangle with the Scarlet Witch; the wedding of Crystal and Quicksilver; and much more--so much that one episode couldn't hold it all! (1:07:33)

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    Comic Talk

    CGS: Episode 1350 (March 26, 2013)

    It's another mixed bag this week, as we touch on topics including (but not limited to) the Annunciation of Neil Gaiman's Angela at Marvel, the latest creator departures from DC, the upcoming 'Batman: Zero Year' arc, the ongoing multimedia renaissance of the '60s Batman TV series, and recent DC-licensed video games. Plus, at no extra charge, more Dr. Who talk with Pants and Shane, and Murd and Matt compare notes on 'Oz, The Great and Powerful.' (1:33:28)

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    Super Show Updates/Let's Talk Shop with Wild Pig Comics

    CGS: Episode 1349 (March 25, 2013)

    CGS hits the road! We travel to Wild Pig Comics in Kenilworth, NJ for their Grand Reopening Part II and stick around after closing to record. After some Super Show updates, we talk with Wild Pig owner Chris Eberle about the challenges of operating a comic shop today - how to get/keep customers, what books to order, what kind of in-store events to have and more. (1:16:31)

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    Catching up with Martheus Wade

    CGS: Episode 1348 (March 21, 2013)

    It's been far too long since we've talked to Jetta creator Martheus Wade so we remedy that in this episode. We catch up on the latest news on Jetta, the spinoff character Turra and the Indiegogo campaign to film 'Turra: Gun Angel', Power Rangers, fatherhood and much more. (1:32:12)

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    A Hodgepodge

    CGS: Episode 1347 (March 19, 2013)

    After a health update from Jamie we get into some spoilery discussion on the finales of Green Lantern the Animated Series and Young Justice: Invasion. Also Pants' journey into Dr. Who continues and kicks off a long conversation about the show and we answer a listener question about what 80's Avengers and DC New 52 books to suggest. (1:15:10)

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    Previews

    CGS: Episode 1346 (March 14, 2013)

    It's Previews time yet again! We go through the March Previews catalog for items shipping beginning in May. (1:25:01)

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    Comic/TV Talk

    CGS: Episode 1345 (March 12, 2013)

    First up is some comic talk on the recent Marvel announcements from SXSW and Batman: Zero Year then some TV talk on Dr. Who and the penultimate episodes (SPOILERS!) of Green Lantern: The Animated Series and Young Justice. (49:56)

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    Marvel Now Round Ten

    CGS: Episode 1344 (March 7, 2013)

    In this round of our Marvel Now coverage we discuss Guardians of the Galaxy #0.1, Uncanny X-Men #1, Nova #1, Secret Avengers #1 and Fearless Defenders #1. (1:35:27)

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    Off the Racks: Professor Frink #1, GI Joe #1 and Son of Merlin #1

    CGS: Episode 1343 (March 6, 2013)

    Off the Rack reviews on Simpsons One-Shot Wonders: Professor Frink from Bongo Comics, GI Joe #1 from IDW and Son of Merlin #1 from Top Cow and some brief discussion on Justice League of America #1 from DC. (1:11:34)

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    Comic Talk

    CGS: Episode 1342 (March 5, 2013)

    Pants and Murd discuss the recent Emerald City Comicon and have some TV talk on Arrow and The Walking Dead. Murd also goes on a mini rant about the Anti-Monitor from Green Lantern Animated Series and throws out a theory or two on Vibe #1. (56:09)

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    London Super Comic Convention 2013 Wrap-Up

    CGS: Episode 1341 (March 1, 2013)

    Bryan and Pants recently crossed the Atlantic to attend the second annual London Super Comic Convention. In this episode they discuss the creators, panels, cosplay and more from the show and also talk about their side trip after the convention to Amsterdam. (54:31)

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    Spotlight on The X-Men in the Silver Age

    CGS: Episode 1340 (February 27, 2013)

    This year is also the fiftieth anniversary of the X-Men, so they too will get the CGS spotlight treatment, starting with the Silver Age. Chris Eberle from Wild Pig Comics joins us as we review the early history of Marvel's Merry Mutants, from their first appearance to their brush with (gasp!) cancellation! (1:09:19)

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    Spotlight on The Avengers in the Silver Age

    CGS: Episode 1339 (February 24, 2013)

    We're giving the Avengers the CGS spotlight treatment in honor of their fifty-year anniversary, starting with the Silver Age. Prepare yourselves for vile villains, rapid roster revisions, and many other twists and turns in the early careers of Earth's Mightiest Heroes! Chris Eberle from Wild Pig Comics joins us to navigate us through this time in the team's history. Avengers Assemble! (1:54:30)

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    Best of 2012 Awards Show

    CGS: Episode 1338 (February 22, 2013)

    The listeners have sent in their votes and it's time to announce the winners of the CGS Best of 2012 Awards. (43:35)

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    A Comics Consultation with Joe Sergi

    CGS: Episode 1337 (February 19, 2013)

    We check in with our legal expert Joe Sergi to update us on some recent comic book related legal matters. We discuss the Superman creators heirs' copyright case, Frederic Wertham, Stan Lee Media, the Super Barbershop, Al Simmons and Spawn and much more. (1:02:22)

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    Comic Talk: Batman #17 and New Avengers #3

    CGS: Episode 1336 (February 18, 2013)

    After Pants tells of his recent trip to NYC for Toy Fair and a 'Late Show' taping, we discuss (spoilers) Batman #17 and New Avengers #3. And with no added charge we also throw in some TV talk on the recent Arrow episode 'The Odyssey'. (1:06:14)

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    Previews

    CGS: Episode 1335 (February 14, 2013)

    It's Previews time again! We go through the February Previews catalog for items shipping beginning in April. (1:13:39)

  • Podcast Title

    Talking Emerald City Comicon with Jim Demonakos

    CGS: Episode 1334 (February 13, 2013)

    We talk with Jim Demonakos, the Convention Director of the Emerald City Comicon all about the upcoming show happening March 1st to the 3rd. They've got a great guest list, amazing panels and cool exclusives so put on your cozy pants and take a listen.(51:36)

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    Comic Talk

    CGS: Episode 1333 (February 12, 2013)

    We hear from JK Woodward about an art auction to raise money to help pay for Peter David's medical bills and then jump into talk on Geoff Johns leaving Green Lantern, DC's recently announced cancellations and new titles, the upcoming Batman TV series toys, the mid-season premiere of The Walking Dead and more. (1:02:55)

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    Marvel Now Round Nine - Savage Wolverine, Uncanny X-Force and Young Avengers

    CGS: Episode 1332 (February 7, 2013)

    Our Marvel Now coverage continues with our thoughts on Savage Wolverine #1, Uncanny X-Force #1 and Young Avengers #1. We also get some belated Christmas wishes from our favorite inebriated Avenger. (1:19:07)

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    Off the Racks: Threshold #1, X-Factor #250, Star Wars #1

    CGS: Episode 1331 (February 6, 2013)

    It's time for another round of Off the Rack reviews as we cover Threshold #1 from DC, X-Factor #250 from Marvel and Star Wars #1 from Dark Horse. We've also got an impassioned rant from Jamie regarding DC's WTF certified books (adult language alert). (1:16:09)

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    Comic Talk: WTF Certified

    CGS: Episode 1330 (February 5, 2013)

    Discussions on this general chat episode include the Iron Man 3, Star Trek Into Darkness and The Lone Ranger trailers, Green Lantern The Animated Series, DC's WTF certified books, the new line of Star Wars figures and some Taylor Swift talk. Taylor Swift? WTF? (48:57)

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    Talking with Tiz

    CGS: Episode 1329 (January 31, 2013)

    Tiz from Fan Expo Canada gives us the skinny on this year's Toronto Comicon, Fan Expo Vancouver and Fan Expo Canada. In between con talk we discuss 'Titanic', Lucca, Amsterdam, 'Duck Dynasty' and so much more. (1:36:24)

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    An Experiment with Action Lab Comics and Dave Dwonch

    CGS: Episode 1328 (January 30, 2013)

    Dave Dwonch, the Creative Director of Action Lab Entertainment, joins us to discuss their many upcoming projects this year. We learn about their new mature readers line 'Danger Zone', NFL Rush Zone and their appearance at the Super Bowl Experience, their Free Comic Book Day books and more. (1:09:00)

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    Comic Talk

    CGS: Episode 1327 (January 29, 2013)

    Author Tom King joins us in studio to talk about his story in the upcoming Vertigo anthology 'Time Warp'. We then talk about the cancellation of the Green Lantern and Young Justice animated series, IDW making new X-Files comics, JJ Abrams agreeing to direct the next Star Wars movie, Star Trek Deep Space Nine and more. (1:34:17)

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    Marvel Now Round Eight

    CGS: Episode 1326 (January 24, 2013)

    Time to look at some more of the new Marvel Now books. In this episode we discuss New Avengers #1, Morbius: The Living Vampire #1 and The Superior Spider-Man #1. (52:00)

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    Best of 2012 Nominations Part Two

    CGS: Episode 1325 (January 23, 2013)

    And now part two of our nominations for the Best of 2012. In this episode we cover Best Writer, Artist, Writer/Artist, Inker, Color Artist, Letterer, Editor, Cover Artist, Breakout Talent, Comic Project in Another Medium, Most Important News, Most Anticipated for 2013 and Best Revamp. It's toyetic! (1:28:11)

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    Best of 2012 Nominations Show Part One

    CGS: Episode 1324 (January 21, 2013)

    It's time to reveal the nominations for the CGS Best of 2012 Awards. Here in part one we have New Hero, New Villain, New Comic, Limited Series, Single Issue or Oneshot, Cliffhanger or Moment, Storyline, Sleeper/Surprise Hit, Ongoing, Reprint, Original Graphic Novel and Publication About Comics. (1:21:42)

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    Previews

    CGS: Episode 1323 (January 17, 2013)

    Previews time! David Hedgecock, CEO of Ape Entertainment, joins us to discuss the return of Poison Elves and sticks around as we go through the January Previews catalog for items shipping mostly in March. (2:02:43)

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    Top 5 Justice Leaguers

    CGS: Episode 1322 (January 16, 2013)

    Time for another Top 5 list, this time on members of the Justice League. It's Leaguetastic! (1:21:49)

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    Comic Talk

    CGS: Episode 1321 (January 15, 2013)

    In this episode we recap our weekend visit with the Wild Pig Comics crew, discuss the writing change on Constantine, talk about the recent DC cancelled titles as well as the ending of Comics Buyer's Guide. (53:49)

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    A Conversation with Jeff Lemire

    CGS: Episode 1320 (January 10, 2013)

    It's time to catch up with Jeff Lemire on projects past, present and future. We discuss his graphic novel Underwater Welder, the ending of Sweet Tooth, his taking over as writer on Green Arrow, his new project for Vertigo, Hockey and more. (49:43)

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    Comic Talk

    CGS: Episode 1319 (January 8, 2013)

    There's a hodge podge of topics in this episode. We have some convention talk, discuss Danielle Corsetto's upcoming 'Adventure Time' OGN, Shane goes on and on about Legos, and we trumpet the return of DC Nation on the Cartoon Newtork. (1:00:26)

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    Off the Racks: ASM #700, Black Beetle #0, Whistling Skull #1

    CGS: Episode 1318 (January 3, 2013)

    We discuss Amazing Spider-Man #700 from Marvel, Black Beetle #0 from Dark Horse and JSA Libery Files: The Whistling Skull #1 from DC in this episode plus Jamie gives his thoughts on the first two chapters of the Aquaman/Justice League crossover 'Throne of Atlantis'. (1:14:00)

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    Marvel Now Round Seven: We Play Catch Up

    CGS: Episode 1317 (January 2, 2013)

    There were a bunch of new Marvel Now issues that came out just before Christmas and we catch up on them here. Second issues of Avengers, Avengers Arena, Cable and X-Force, Captain America, FF, Indestructible Hulk and Thunderbolts are discussed as well as third and fourth issues of some other titles. (1:24:39)

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    Post Christmas Mishmosh

    CGS: Episode 1316 (December 31, 2012)

    We're back in the studio for the first time after our Christmas break. We've got Super Show updates, the CGS mailbag, our Secret Santa exchange, some Dr. Who Christmas special talk, Matt goes 'Off the Reservation' and more. And stay tuned after the credits as Jamie D interviews some special guests. (1:24:42)

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    Spotlight on Spider-Man in Other Media

    CGS: Episode 1315 (December 26, 2012)

    Time for one last Spider-Man spotlight, this time in other media. The animated series, live action TV show, movies, toys, music, collectibles and so much more are discussed in this episode. (1:46:41)

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    A Christmas Carol: Chapter Two

    CGS: (December 23, 2012)

    It's time again for Murd, our resident Christmas expert, to perform a dramatic reading. This time it's the second chapter of Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol'.

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    Comic Talk

    CGS: Episode 1314 (December 20, 2012)

    Topics of discussion include the recent Locust Moon Comics Festival in Philadelphia, 2013 CGS convention appearances, Bryan's thoughts on some recent Marvel Now #1 issues and the mid-season finale of Arrow. (1:05:41)

  • Podcast Title

    Spotlight on Spider-Man in the Modern Age

    CGS: Episode 1313 (December 19, 2012)

    Our 50th anniversary spotlight on Spider-Man throughout the ages concludes in this episode with the Modern Age. Chris and Dan return from our last Spider-Man spotlight to discuss the JMS era, Ezekiel, the 9/11 issue, Death in the Family, Sins of the Past, Civil War, One More Day, Brand New Day and more. (1:53:31)

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    Marvel Now Round Six

    CGS: Episode 1312 (December 18, 2012)

    The Marvel Now discussions keep on coming. In this episode we talk about Avengers Arena #1 and Cable and X-Force #1 as well as Fantastic Four #2, All-New X-Men #3 and Avengers Assemble #10. (1:10:51)

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    Previews

    CGS: Episode 1311 (December 13, 2012)

    'It's the most wonderful time of the month.' Put on your glasses and follow along as we go through the December Previews catalog for items shipping mostly in February 2013. (1:16:14)

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    Marvel Now Round Five

    CGS: Episode 1310 (December 12, 2012)

    Time to return to our Marvel Now coverage. We discuss the number one issues of FF, Avengers and Thunderbolts and touch on the number two issues of All-New X-men, Uncanny Avengers, A+X, X-Men Legacy and Thor: God of Thunder. (1:20:10)

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    Catching up with Ron Marz

    CGS: Episode 1309 (December 11, 2012)

    Ron Marz is writing quite a lot of comics currently. He joins us to discuss his many projects which include Shinku, Prophecy, Artifacts, Magdalena, The Protectors and Ravine. Throw in some talk about Star Wars, football, hammers and razors and you got yourself a show. (1:09:27)

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    Playin' the Ponies with Katie Cook and Andy Price

    CGS: Episode 1308 (December 6, 2012)

    The creative team behind My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic #1, writer Katie Cook and artist Andy Price, join us in this episode.We discuss the public's (occasionally extreme) reaction to the book, getting kids into comics, the perils and pitfalls of Disneyland and more. (1:13:15)

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    Off the Racks

    CGS: Episode 1307 (December 5, 2012)

    In this episode we discuss Justice League Dark #14 from DC, Journey Into Mystery #646 from Marvel and My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic #1 from IDW. Concretize! (1:08:24)

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    A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That

    CGS: Episode 1306 (December 4, 2012)

    Some follow up on our Monkees Spotlight, Karen Berger's departure from Vertigo, The Hobbit, The Walking Dead, Arrow, the Mayans and Legos are just some of what's discussed in this all over the place episode. (58:53)

  • Podcast Title

    Comic Talk

    CGS: Episode 1305 (November 29, 2012)

    After some discussion on our Thanksgiving and Black Friday activities we dive into some comic talk. We discuss in some detail (that means spoilers!) Amazing Spider-Man #698, Jamie gives his thoughts on the 'Arrow' TV show and we get some history of Ultron in anticipation of the upcoming 'Age of Ultron' event from Marvel in 2013. (1:00:36)

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    Marvel Now Round Four

    CGS: Episode 1304 (November 27, 2012)

    We take a look at the next batch of Marvel Now branded books in this episode - Captain America #1 and Indestructible Hulk #1 as well as Deadpool #2 and Iron Man #2. (1:13:52)

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    Therapy with Uncle Sal

    CGS: Episode 1303 (November 25, 2012)

    Hang on to your wigs and keys - it's Uncle Sal time. 'Nuff said. (2:46:14)

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    Spotlight on The Monkees

    CGS: Episode 1302 (November 23, 2012)

    In this episode we shine our spotlight on The Monkees. We discuss how we first got into The Monkees, our favorite songs, our favorite episodes, trivia, the upcoming tour and more. This episode was originally a CGS iPhone app exclusive but now gets a wider release (1:25:27)

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    A Cornucopia of Comics Conversation 2012

    CGS: Episode 1301 (November 21, 2012)

    We start with an Off the Rack from Murd on 'Are You My Mother?', chat with Steve Hoveke about his Kickstarter project for 'The Steamworld Chronicles', talk about the 'Wreck It Ralph' and 'Skyfall' movies and go over some of the original art results from the latest Heritage Auctions. (1:16:21)

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    Marvel Now Round Three

    CGS: Episode 1300 (November 20, 2012)

    We continue with our reviews of the newest batch of Marvel Now books. In this episode we discuss All-New X-Men #1, Fantastic Four #1, Thor: God of Thunder #1, X-Men Legacy #1 and Avengers Assemble #9. (1:43:14)

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    CGS Presents: Comics With or Without Pulp Episode 5

    CGS: (November 18, 2012)

    Guest Co-Host Lance Kizer assists with discussing 'Old Jungle' Sayings, Family Legacies, Legends, and the Color Purple. We give an in depth look at the Ghost Who Walks from its origins, newspaper strips, comics, novels, and live-action interpretations. Grab Devil and saddle up Hero and join in the fun as we look at the Phantom. (1:49:25)

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    Previews

    CGS: Episode 1299 (November 15, 2012)

    It's Previews time once again! We go over items from the November Previews catalog that will mostly be shipping in January. (1:18:55)

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    Comic Talk

    CGS: Episode 1298 (November 14, 2012)

    In this episode we discuss Disney's purchase of Lucasfilm and how it might affect the Star Wars movies, comics and toys, DC's upcoming Katana, Vibe and Justice League of America books and some spoiler filled TV talk on The Walking Dead and Arrow. (1:08:44)

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    Marvel Now Round Two

    CGS: Episode 1297 (November 13, 2012)

    Our coverage of the Marvel Now books continues as we give our Buy/Borrow/Pants reviews of Deadpool #1 and Iron Man #1. (53:13)

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    Marvel Now Round One

    CGS: Episode 1296 (November 8, 2012)

    We begin our coverage of Marvel Now as we take a spoiler filled look at Red She-Hulk #58, Marvel Now Point One #1 and A Plus X #1. (54:14)

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    Off the Racks

    CGS: Episode 1295 (November 6, 2012)

    Joe Kubert Presents #1 from DC, Uncanny Avengers #1 from Marvel, Multiple Warheads #1 from Image and Cyberforce #1 from Top Cow are reviewed (with spoilers) in this episode. We also talk with artist JK Woodward about his experience during Hurricane Sandy (1:15:16)

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    Spotlight on Spider-Man in the Chromium Age (90's)

    CGS: Episode 1294 (November 1, 2012)

    Our 50th Anniversary spotlight on Spider-Man continues as we look at his 'Chromium Age' - the 1990's. Chris from Wild Pig Comics joins us again as does Dan Cangilla who is a big fan of this era. We discuss Carnage, the return of Peter's parents, Peter and Mary Jane's baby, the 'deaths' during this era, Spider-Girl, the Clone Saga and more. (1:21:51)

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    Ridin' the Storm Out

    CGS: Episode 1293 (October 29, 2012)

    As we prepare for the storm heading our way, we decided the best thing to do is to talk about comics. We discuss Marvel Now!, the first Hawkeye mini series, Super-Hero movies, the changes coming to Spider-Man and more. (2:23:04)

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    Top 5 Avengers

    CGS: Episode 1292 (October 25, 2012)

    In this the 'Year of the Avengers', we realized we've never done a Top 5 Avengers list before. Longtime listener Mario Muscar helps us remedy that as he joins us for this episode. (1:15:57)

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    Rappin' with Fred Chao

    CGS: Episode 1291 (October 24, 2012)

    Fred Chao joins us to talk about his Kickstarter project for his book 'Alison And Her Rainy Day Robot' as well as revisiting 'Johnny Hiro'. Plus we coax Fred into performing a Star Wars rap for us. (50:53)

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    'Marvel Comics: The Untold Story' with author Sean Howe

    CGS: Episode 1290 (October 22, 2012)

    'Marvel Comics: The Untold Story' is 'An unvarnished, unauthorized, behind-the-scenes account of one of the most dominant pop cultural forces in contemporary America.' Marvel history buff Chris Eberle from Wild Pig Comics joins us to talk about the book with the author Sean Howe (50:17)

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    Comic Talk: News Edition

    CGS: Episode 1289 (October 18, 2012)

    There was a lot of news coming out of New York Comic Con as well as after the con was over. We discuss IDW's announcements, Cartoon Network pulling DC Nation off the air, Scott Snyder and Jim Lee on a new Superman title, the SHIELD TV series pilot and more. (55:15)

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    TV Talk on Arrow and The Walking Dead

    CGS: Episode 1288 (October 16, 2012)

    Time for a change of pace from comic talk to TV talk. Shane and Pants discuss the series premiere of 'Arrow' and the third season premiere of 'The Walking Dead'. Spoilers! (1:00:35)

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    The 2012 New York Comic Con Tapes

    CGS: Episode 1287 (October 15, 2012)

    The latest New York Comic Con has come and gone and CGS was there. Listen to some reports from the floor as well as interviews with Simone Bianchi, Ron Marz and more (1:03:29)

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    Previews

    CGS: Episode 1286 (October 11, 2012)

    Once again it's time for Previews! We go over the October catalog for items shipping mostly in December. (1:00:06)

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    Off the Racks

    CGS: Episode 1285 (October 9, 2012)

    Our Marvel choice for this month's off the rack was delayed so Jamie and Shane discuss Avengers vs. X-men #12 instead. We then talk about Sword of Sorcery #0 from DC and Stumptown Volume 2 from Oni Press and briefly go over some of the other DC zero issues. (1:06:10)

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    Listener Feedback

    CGS: Episode 1284 (October 8, 2012)

    After a health update from Jamie D we jump into some listener feedback. Topics include the Dredd movie, where to start with Dr. Who, what to name your newborn child and more. (1:06:08)

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    Skype Me with Julian Lytle

    CGS: Episode 1283 (October 6, 2012)

    Julian Lytle returns to the show as we test drive Skype for the first time. Julian tells us all about the recent MorrisonCon and gives us his theory on Avengers vs X-Men. It's been said before, but the man is plantanas! (1:46:46)

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    Avengers vs X-Men Issue 12 Call In Show

    CGS: Episode 1282 (October 4, 2012)

    It's the final issue of the Avengers vs X-Men series. How did it end and what are it's repercussions for the Marvel Universe? We give our thought on the issue and take some phone calls from our listeners to hear what they think. (1:22:05)

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    Conventions Conventions Conventions!

    CGS: Episode 1281 (October 1, 2012)

    Pants flies solo in this episode about - you guessed it - Conventions! First up is some talk about the recent Hershey Comic Con, then some New York Comic Con talk and then finally some more information about our own upcoming convention - The CGS Super Show 2013. (28:08)

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    Top 5 Costumes

    CGS: Episode 1280 (September 27, 2012)

    Cosplayer and costume maker Amber Love joins us in studio for this wide open top 5 episode on costumes. (1:05:59)

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    Comic Talk

    CGS: Episode 1279 (September 25, 2012)

    Amber Love joins us in studio to talk about the upcoming Super Hero event at the Comic Fusion store in Flemington, NJ on October 6th and 7th. We also touch on the settlement of the Robert Kirkman/Tony Moore lawsuit, movie news on Wolverine and Dredd 3D and more. (1:08:18)

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    Avengers vs X-Men Issue 11

    CGS: Episode 1278 (September 23, 2012)

    SPOILERS! We go over the penultimate issue of Avengers vs. X-Men in this episode. Who makes the 'ultimate sacrifice' and what do we think will happen in issue 12? (52:12)

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    Off the Racks

    CGS: Episode 1277 (September 20, 2012)

    Time for another round of Off the Rack reviews. In this episode we discuss Phantom Lady #1 from DC, Hawkeye #1 from Marvel and Archer & Armstrong #1 from Valiant. (1:05:29)

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    Wild Pig Grand Reopening Recap

    CGS: Episode 1276 (September 18, 2012)

    CGS was in Kenilworth, NJ this past weekend for the grand reopening sale at Wild Pig Comics. Hear about what we bought, what raffles we won and the future for the store. We also discuss the changes made with Tim Drake being Robin and throw in an announcement or two regarding CGS in 2013. (1:06:12)

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    Previews

    CGS: Episode 1275 (September 14, 2012)

    Yes it's Previews time once again. We go through the September Previews for items shipping beginning in November. (1:06:19)

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    A Conversation with Bill Willingham

    CGS: Episode 1274 (September 12, 2012)

    We're big fans of Fables here at CGS so it was great to get to talk to writer Bill Willingham. We discuss his childhood reading habits, his desire to be Tarzan and of course Fables. He's also spearheading a convention next year - Fabletown and Beyond. (1:23:29)

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    Baltimore Comic Con Recap and more

    CGS: Episode 1273 (September 11, 2012)

    Pants discusses the recent Baltimore Comic Con with in studio guest author Tom King. We talk about Tom's experience as a first time exhibitor at the convention, his book 'A Once Crowded Sky', the Marvel panel that Pants appeared on and more. Wait...Pants was on a Marvel Panel? This I gotta hear. (1:04:34)

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    CGS Behind the Scenes Clip Show

    CGS: Episode 1272 (September 7, 2012)

    Time for another clip show of previously unaired material. There's some studio chatter from before and after episodes, recordings made for the CGS website but never used, content edited out of episodes, comic talk, tomfoolery and even some singing! (56:04)

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    DC's New 52: One Year Later

    CGS: Episode 1271 (September 5, 2012)

    It's been one year since DC relaunched their entire universe. What worked? What didn't work? What are some of our favorite books? In this episode we take a look back and give our thoughts on the last year of DC Comics. (1:29:50)

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    Comic Talk

    CGS: Episode 1270 (September 3, 2012)

    First up is some TV talk on the season premiere of Dr. Who and the pilot for SHIELD and then comic talk. We discuss Justice League 12, Batman Incorporated 3, Green Lantern Annual 1 and more. (1:10:35)

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    Spotlight on Batman: The Animated Series

    CGS: Episode 1269 (August 30, 2012)

    Batman: The Animated Series premiered on September 5th, 1992 almost twenty years ago so we thought it was a good time for a Spotlight episode. We discuss our favorite episodes, the voice actors, the toys, the movies and more. (1:10:06)

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    Comic Talk

    CGS: Episode 1268 (August 28, 2012)

    After some follow up on previous episodes we jump into discussions on Rob Liefeld's tweets, Superman and Wonder Woman as a couple, the new Justice League of America book, Wolverine's latest update to his story and more. (1:16:36)

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    CGS by the Sea

    CGS: Episode 1267 (August 26, 2012)

    Members of Comic Geek Speak and some friends of the show headed down to Stone Harbor, NJ this weekend to visit with fellow geek Adam Murdough. In this episode we catch up with them to see what they've been up to recently. Find out who is going on a book signing tour in 2013, who collects memorabilia from the live action Spider-Man TV show and who was recently almost hired by Marvel. (59:04)

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    Avengers vs X-Men Month 5

    CGS: Episode 1266 (August 24, 2012)

    Spider-Man takes a beating, the Phoenix Five get whittled down to two and Hope stands up to Cyclops. We discuss all this and more as we go over issues 9 and 10 of Avengers vs X-Men. (1:09:59)

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    Off the Racks

    CGS: Episode 1265 (August 22, 2012)

    In this episode we give our Buy/Borrow/Pants reviews of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe #1 from DC, Captain Marvel #1 from Marvel and Revival #1 from Image and have some brief discussions on Daredevil, Fantastic Four and Batman: Earth One. (1:04:34)

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    Leaving Megalopolis Kickstarter with Jim Calafiore

    CGS: Episode 1264 (August 21, 2012)

    Jim has been on a few of our conventions episodes, but this is the first time we've had him on for a full interview. We cover his work for Valiant Comics in the 90's, his run on Exiles for Marvel and Aquaman and Secret Six for DC. He's now got a Kickstarter campaign for Leaving Megalopolis - a graphic novel with writer Gail Simone. (1:09:40)

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    Comic Talk

    CGS: Episode 1263 (August 16, 2012)

    It's a relaxed episode with just Jamie D. and Pants. After some discussion on the passing of Joe Kubert, we talk about Marvel's cancellation of The Defenders book, Joss Whedon signing on to the Avengers sequel, the Superman Family Adventures comic and more. (56:06)

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    Molly Danger Kickstarter with Jamal Igle

    CGS: Episode 1262 (August 14, 2012)

    Jamal Igle joins us to talk about Molly Danger and the Kickstarter campaign to help finance it. We also discuss his recent work on Kiss for IDW, how he got on to the weekly 52 book from DC and more. (1:18:52)

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    Classic Geek Speak: A Conversation with Joe Kubert

    CGS: (August 12, 2012)

    The comics industry has lost a legend today in the passing of Joe Kubert. To honor the man in our own small way, we represent our conversation with him from November of 2005. (52:44)

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    Catching up with ILM's Tom Martinek

    CGS: Episode 1261 (August 9, 2012)

    Tom Martinek works for Industrial Light & Magic and it's been far too long since we've had him on to talk movies. We discuss his work on the Avengers movie, the award his team won for Transformers: Dark of the Moon, how he ended up in a room with George Lucas, the recent superhero movies and more including his best day of work ever. (1:19:49)

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    Previews

    CGS: Episode 1260 (August 8, 2012)

    It's Previews time again! We go through the August catalog for items shipping in October and we also tell you what book to order 'if you want to crush your nuts as you read.' (1:27:21)

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    Talking Fan Expo Canada with Tiz

    CGS: Episode 1259 (August 7, 2012)

    Fan Expo Canada is coming up in only a few weeks in Toronto so we talk with the Event Coordinator Tiziano De Santis all about conventions in general and specifically what to expect from this year's show. (1:36:52)

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    Off the Racks

    CGS: Episode 1258 (August 2, 2012)

    For this off the rack episode we give our thoughts on the first issues of some current mini series - American Vampire: Lord of Nightmares from DC/Verigo, The Infernal Man-Thing from Marvel and Prophecy from Dynamite. We also throw in some John Carter movie talk. (1:11:52)

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    Avengers vs X-Men Month 4

    CGS: Episode 1257 (July 31, 2012)

    An Avenger burns, Namor attacks Wakanda, and the Phoenix Five lose a member. All this and more from issues 7 and 8 of Avengers vs X-men. (57:34)

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    Comic Talk: News Edition

    CGS: Episode 1256 (July 29, 2012)

    Neil Gaiman returning to Sandman, John Layman taking over writing duties on Detective Comics and Marvel movie news are just some of the stories from Comic-Con that we discuss in this episode. We also get a health update from Jamie. (1:07:56)

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    Spotlight on Spider-Man in the Copper Age

    CGS: Episode 1255 (July 27, 2012)

    Our spotlight on Spider-Man for his 50th anniversary continues as we look at his 'Copper' age - the 1980's. Chris from Wild Pig Comics joins us again as we discuss the Hobgoblin, the black costume, Mary Jane and Peter's wedding, 'The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man' and more. (1:41:11)

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    A Conversation with Colleen Doran

    CGS: Episode 1254 (July 25, 2012)

    Most comic fans would probably know Colleen Doran from her work on 'A Distant Soil', but she's done work for DC, Marvel and many other publishers also. In this episode we discuss her career in comics, her quest to digitally restore 'A Distant Soil' and much more including her strange connection to Fabio. (1:20:11)

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    'The Dark Knight Rises' Movie Review

    CGS: Episode 1253 (July 23, 2012)

    'The Dark Knight Rises' movie has finally arrived and a room full of Geeks give their thoughts on it. (1:25:04)

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    Top 5 Original Graphic Novels

    CGS: Episode 1252 (July 20, 2012)

    Four Geeks plus three members of the Wild Pig crew equals a packed house for this Top 5 episode on Original Graphic Novels. (1:44:39)

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    The Road to 'The Dark Knight Rises'

    CGS: Episode 1251 (July 18, 2012)

    In anticipation of 'The Dark Knight Rises' coming out this Friday, we discuss the previous two Batman films - what comic books stories the movies draw from, the casting of the various roles and more. (1:31:28)

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    2012 San Diego Comic-Con Interviews

    CGS: Episode 1250 (July 15, 2012)

    Comic-Con was this past weekend and Pants was there. Listen to his interviews with Katie Cook, Dave Dwonch, Jim Calafiore, Kevin Freeman, Freddie Williams II, Jamal Igle and the Eisner Award winning Mike Norton. (1:03:57)

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    Previews

    CGS: Episode 1249 (July 12, 2012)

    It's time once again for Previews! We go over the July Previews for items shipping mostly in September. (1:18:49)

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    Before Watchmen

    CGS: Episode 1248 (July 11, 2012)

    'Before Watchmen' has arrived. We take a Buy/Borrow/Pants look at the first month of books - 'Minutemen', 'Silk Spectre', 'Comedian' and 'Nite Owl'. (57:43)

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    Comic Talk

    CGS: Episode 1247 (July 10, 2012)

    This episode is dominated by discussion, speculation, theories and more about the 'Marvel NOW!' relaunch. (1:07:43)

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    The Amazing Spider-Man Movie Review

    CGS: Episode 1246 (July 7, 2012)

    For Spider-Man's 50th Anniversary year we get a reboot of the movie franchise. Chris, Dani and Ryan from Wild Pig Comics join us to talk all about 'The Amazing Spider-Man' film. (1:06:24)

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    A Conversation with Christos Gage

    CGS: Episode 1245 (July 5, 2012)

    Christos Gage is currently writing 'Avengers Academy' and 'X-Men Legacy' for Marvel and 'Angel & Faith' for Dark Horse. He's also got an original graphic novel coming out from Top Cow/Minotaur Press this month called 'Sunset'. We chat with him about all of this as well as his upcoming work with Neal Adams on 'First X-men'. (1:12:11)

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    Avengers vs X-Men Month 3

    CGS: Episode 1244 (July 3, 2012)

    A battle on the moon! The Phoenix Five! Peace on Earth? We're only at the halfway point of 'Avengers vs. X-Men' and there's plenty going in with more to come as we cover issues 5 and 6 of the series. (1:10:38)

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    CGS Presents: Comics With or Without Pulp Episode 4

    CGS: (July 1, 2012)

    It's a Thark, It's a Lotharian, It's a Red Martian...No, It's John Carter! To coincide with the 100th anniversary of the creation of the character, we look to bring the Virginian center stage in episode 4. Guest Host Al Sparrow (Torchsong on the forums) helps astral project us into the world of John Carter of Mars. (1:44:13)

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    Uncle Sal

    CGS: Episode 1243 (June 28, 2012)

    As he's quick to point out, it's been a while since we've had Sal Abbinanti, or 'Uncle Sal' as we like to call him, on our show. We remedy that with this over two hour extravaganza. Listen along won't you please and enjoy the monologues of America's Sweetheart. (2:13:55)

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    Comic Talk

    CGS: Episode 1242 (June 26, 2012)

    We talk about the most recent Wizard World Philadelphia convention, Jamal Igle's 'Molly Danger' book joins the Action Lab family, Mike catches us up on what he's been doing recently and we debut his new segment 'Gallagher's Gallows'. (1:03:33)

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    Spotlight on GI Joe in Comics

    CGS: Episode 1241 (June 21, 2012)

    We've put the spotlight on the GI Joe toys in the past, but now we shine that light on the comic books. Our emphasis is mainly on the Marvel Comics series started by Larry Hama, but we do touch on the recent series from IDW as well. Chris from Wild Pig Comics joins us again to discuss this great run of comics. (1:29:21)

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    The Return of AJ Lieberman

    CGS: Episode 1240 (June 20, 2012)

    In this episode we catch up with writer AJ Lieberman who has a new book 'Harvest' coming out in August from Image Comics. After reminiscing about his work on 'Harley Quinn', 'Batman: Gotham Knights', 'Cowboy Ninja Viking' and 'Term Life', we dive into the first issue of 'Harvest'. (1:09:00)

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    Batman: Night of the Owls

    CGS: Episode 1239 (June 19, 2012)

    Batman has been one of our favorite titles from DC's relaunch. The 'Night of the Owls' crossover spread the story to the rest of the Bat Universe. We review the story in Batman to this point and go through the crossover titles and discuss the reveal in Batman #10. SPOILERS! (1:53:50)

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    Off the Racks

    CGS: Episode 1238 (June 14, 2012)

    Our choices for some off the rack discussion for this episode are Batman Annual #1 from DC, Fury Max #1 from Marvel and Mind the Gap #1 from Image. We also touch on Trio #1, Star Trek:TNG/Doctor Who #1 and more. (1:09:16)

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    Talking Marvel in the 60's and 70's with author Pierre Comtois

    CGS: Episode 1237 (June 13, 2012)

    TwoMorrows Publishing has put out some great books on comics and comics history. Author Pierre Comtois joins us to talk about his books on Marvel in the 60's and 70's. (1:00:35)

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    Previews

    CGS: Episode 1236 (June 12, 2012)

    It's Previews time again! We go over the June Previews for books shipping in August. (1:41:16)

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    Spotlight on Spider-Man in the Bronze Age

    CGS: Episode 1235 (June 7, 2012)

    We continue to celebrate Spider-Man's 50th Anniversary with his appearances in the Bronze Age. Chris from Wild Pig Comics joins us again as we cover from Amazing Spider-Man #101 through #200. (1:28:45)

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    DC's New 52: The Second Wave

    CGS: Episode 1234 (June 6, 2012)

    Six new titles from DC make up the 'Second Wave' of the New 52. We give the buy/borrow/pants treatment to Batman Incorporated, Dial H, Earth 2, GI Combat, The Ravagers and Worlds' Finest. (1:52:38)

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    Avengers vs X-Men Month 2

    CGS: Episode 1233 (June 5, 2012)

    It's month two of Avengers vs X-Men and we cover issues 3 and 4. The tension is building as the teams search for Hope and the Phoenix force gets closer to Earth. (1:08:09)

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    Spotlight on Marvel in the 2000's Part Two

    CGS: Episode 1232 (May 24, 2012)

    Our look at Marvel in the 2000's continues as we cover the years 2002-2004. (2:08:18)

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    Comic Talk

    CGS: Episode 1231 (May 22, 2012)

    'You can't get off topic if there is no topic to begin with.' We talk about the new Avengers TV show comic from Boom and the second wave of DC's new 52, but there's also a nice story about Jamie on a track. (1:01:26)

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    Off the Racks

    CGS: Episode 1230 (May 17, 2012)

    Green Lantern Animated Series #1 (DC), Secret Service #1 (Marvel/Icon) and The Shadow #1 (Dynamite) were our choices for some off the rack discussion this month. (1:11:12)

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    A Conversation with Mike Norton and Tim Seeley

    CGS: Episode 1229 (May 16, 2012)

    Mike and Tim are certainly busy right now with projects like Revival, Battlepug, Witchblade, Double Feature Comics, Hack/Slash and more. They managed to find some time to talk to us to let us know all about them. (1:08:30)

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    Comic Talk

    CGS: Episode 1228 (May 15, 2012)

    In this episode we talk about the Avengers movie (again!), Justice League International, Hellblazer, the upcoming 'Arrow' TV show, some original comic art auction results and more. (1:06:03)

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    Previews

    CGS: Episode 1227 (May 10, 2012)

    It's Previews time again! We go over the May Previews for books shipping in July (1:11:04)

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    Super Wild Pig Show Recap

    CGS: Episode 1226 (May 9, 2012)

    Comic Geek Speak and Wild Pig Comics joined forces this past weekend to put on the Super Wild Pig Show and we had a great time. In this episode we talk about the setup, our purchases, the Freking Swear Awards, the raffles, who we saw at the show and more. (1:20:38)

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    Avengers Movie Review

    CGS: Episode 1225 (May 7, 2012)

    Geeks assemble! We've waited a long time for the Avengers movie and now that we've seen it we can't wait to talk about it. (1:12:54)

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    Avengers vs X-Men Month 1

    CGS: Episode 1224 (May 3, 2012)

    Our look at the battle between Marvel's two biggest teams starts here as we cover issues 0, 1 and 2 of 'Avengers vs X-Men'. The lines have been drawn - whose side are you on? (1:34:24)

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    Summit City and Denver Comic Con Convention Talk

    CGS: Episode 1223 (May 2, 2012)

    Convention season is in full swing and some familiar voices join us to discuss some upcoming shows. Zack Kruse tells us all about the Summit City Comic Con and Charlito regales us with news on the Denver Comic Con. (1:38:53)

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    Comic Talk

    CGS: Episode 1222 (May 1, 2012)

    Shane, Murd and Pants talk about some Walking Dead original art and the new video game as well as some upcoming conventions and their guest lists. (1:08:08)

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    Listener Feedback

    CGS: Episode 1221 (April 26, 2012)

    Discussion topics brought up by our listeners include which of the DC new 52 books we're still reading, a challenging sketch request for artists at conventions, how much violence can we see from AMC's 'The Walking Dead' and more. (1:03:05)

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    Kickstarting Crazy Mary

    CGS: Episode 1220 (April 25, 2012)

    We talk with writer Michael Colbert and artists JK Woodward and William Blankenship about their graphic novel Crazy Mary which is currently on Kickstarter . (1:20:46)

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    Comic Talk

    CGS: Episode 1219 (April 24, 2012)

    Topics of discussion include DC Comics' upcoming #0 issues, Batman: Odyssey, the Young Justice Season Finale, Marvel's Augmented Reality App, Batman: Night of the Owls and more. (1:16:11)

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    Spotlight on Marvel Comics in the 2000's Part One

    CGS: Episode 1218 (April 19, 2012)

    Our look at Marvel Comics through the ages nears its conclusion. The launch of the Ultimate line, Bendis on Daredevil, Alias and the Sentry are some of the topics discussed in this episode as we go through the years 2000-2001. (1:45:10)

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    The 2012 C2E2 Tapes

    CGS: Episode 1217 (April 18, 2012)

    Pants went to Chicago for C2E2 and did some interviews with writer Charles Soule, Filip Sablik from Top Cow, Jeff Dyer and Steve Ott from 'Every Waking Moment', Steve Bryant, Ryan Stegman, Chris Caira, Jim Segulin from the Raging Bullets podcast and JK Woodward. (1:21:54)

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    Comic Talk

    CGS: Episode 1216 (April 17, 2012)

    Just a good old fashioned comic talk episode. We discuss some of the news coming out of C2E2, Fantastic Four Season 1, the Ultimates line and even chat about some classic TV. (1:19:59)

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    Spotlight on Spider-Man in the Silver Age

    CGS: Episode 1215 (April 12, 2012)

    Wild Pig Comics' own Chris Eberle joins us to talk about Spider-Man in the Silver Age. The stories, the artists, the villains, the supporting cast and even the cartoon series are discussed. We cover from Amazing Fantasy #15 through Amazing Spider-Man #100. (1:36:43)

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    Looking Ahead to the Super Wild Pig Show

    CGS: Episode 1214 (April 10, 2012)

    After some Avengers vs X-Men discussion we dive into all things Super Wild Pig Show. Chris and Dani from Wild Pig Comics join us in studio to discuss the details of the upcoming convention. (1:48:18)

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    Previews

    CGS: Episode 1213 (April 4, 2012)

    What time is it? It's Previews time! (The Management is aware of the repetitiveness of the descriptions for Previews episodes, but hopes you'll listen and enjoy them anyway.) (1:41:32)

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    Off the Racks on Fairest, Avengers Assemble and The Manhattan Projects

    CGS: Episode 1212 (April 2, 2012)

    After Pants gives his recap on Emerald City Comicon, we review some recent books - specifically Fairest #1 from Vertigo, Avengers Assemble #1 from Marvel and The Manhattan Projects #1 from Image. (1:17:06)

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    What Fools We Are

    CGS: Episode 1211 (April 1, 2012)

    For April Fools Day we present this behind the scenes glimpse into the recording studio. This show is a collection of previously unheard clips made mostly before the episodes start and, with the exception of Pants, without the knowledge of the other Geeks. (52:43)

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    Gone to Amerikay with Derek McCulloch

    CGS: Episode 1210 (March 29, 2012)

    Join us on a trip through time as seen through the eyes of the Irish as we speak to Derek McCulloch, author of the new Vertigo graphic novel 'Gone to Amerikay'. We discuss the complex story, his work with Colleen Doran, and Irish music. (1:05:18)

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    A Conversation with Dave Wachter on 'Night of 1000 Wolves'

    CGS: Episode 1209 (March 28, 2012)

    Dave Wachter returns to the show to discuss his upcoming book from IDW 'Night of 1000 Wolves' as well as his other recent projects. (1:20:24)

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    Comic Talk: Listener Feedback Edition

    CGS: Episode 1208 (March 27, 2012)

    After some announcements about the forums and upcoming conventions, we dig into our voice mails and e-mails. We hear from our listeners about their experience at the London Super Comic Convention, get a question about Comic Now! magazine and get asked about our apparent 'DC bias'. All this plus some Shazam talk and Muddle the Murd! (1:06:45)

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    A Conversation with Dave Dwonch on Double Jumpers and Action Lab Entertainment

    CGS: Episode 1207 (March 22, 2012)

    In this episode we talk with the Creative Director of Action Lab Entertainment Dave Dwonch about his latest book 'Double Jumpers' and so much more. We also get a health update from Mike. (1:24:08)

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    Into the Darkness with David Hine and Jeremy Haun

    CGS: Episode 1206 (March 21, 2012)

    The Darkness #101 comes out today from Top Cow with a new creative team on the book. We talk with writer David Hine and artist Jeremy Haun about their take on Jackie Estacado and the Darkness. (1:04:39)

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    Walking Dead Season Two Wrap Up And Look Ahead To Season Three

    CGS: Episode 1205 (March 19, 2012)

    The second season of The Walking Dead has ended and left us wanting more. We discuss the season finale and what to look for in the third season. SPOILERS! (58:00)

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    Talking Emerald City Comicon with Jim Demonakos

    CGS: Episode 1204 (March 15, 2012)

    The Emerald City Comicon is having their 10th annual convention this March 30th to April 1st. Convention director, Kirby Krackle member and all around good guy Jim Demonakos joins us to talk about one of the biggest comic conventions in the US. (55:06)

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    Comic Talk: DC Animation Edition

    CGS: Episode 1203 (March 13, 2012)

    Justice League: Doom, Green Lantern: The Animated Series and Young Justice are discussed in this DC animation centric episode. Spoilers! (1:18:45)

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    CGS Presents: Comics With or Without Pulp Episode 3

    CGS: (March 11, 2012)

    Comics: With or Without Pulp remembers the great Dave Stevens on the 4th anniversary of his death, by discussing The Rocketeer. Special guest and Number 1 Rocketeer fan, Steve Bryant cohosts the show to discuss the character, the source material, the movie, and its creator. So, strap on your rocket pack, grab your helmet, make sure your riding boots are on tight, and listen to Episode #3: 'Burning Out His Fuse Up Here Alone'. (1:26:00)

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    Jamie and Shana's Big Adventure

    CGS: Episode 1202 (March 9, 2012)

    Jamie and his sister Shana did some recordings recapping their days in London after the London Super Comic Convention. Jamie's trip to London was made possible by the generosity of our listeners and this episode is a thank you to them for giving him this great holiday. (50:45)

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    DC's New 52 Six Months On

    CGS: Episode 1201 (March 8, 2012)

    It's been six months since the relaunch of the DC Universe, so it seemed like a good enough time to revisit the new 52 books. Spoilers! (2:10:29)

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    Our 7th Anniversary

    CGS: Episode 1200 (March 7, 2012)

    It's been seven years since Comic Geek Speak debuted back on March 7th, 2005. Listeners Chris Eberle from Wild Pig Comics, Shawn Pryor from Action Lab Entertainment, Jason Grice, Kyle Moyer and others join us in studio to celebrate. Hear about Jamie's trip to London, we debut the theme song for 'Muddle the Murd', Mike introduces his new segment, Bryan talks about the comic 'Z' that he worked on in the 90's, we have a very late Secret Santa gift exchange and questions from the Geeks to each other. All this and more in this near two and a half hour long extravaganza. (2:25:46)

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