Jim Starlin joins us to talk about his return to comics and the drawing board with Dreadstar Returns from Ominous Press. This all-new 100-page graphic novel is written and illustrated by the legendary Jim Starlin and inked by Jaime Jameson. This is the first new Dreadstar story in three decades! We travel from the early days of Dreadstar at Epic Illustrated to the three Omnibus Editions just released from Ominous Press.
Don’t worry, we talk Thanos, Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Archie Goodwin, Marvel Cosmic and so much more! After an injury, Jim is back at the drawing board and more Dreadstar is coming our way!
Can’t get enough Dreadstar? Check out the Who’s Who-style guide to Jim Starlin’s Dreadstar Universe in Dreadstar Guidebook featuring nearly 100 pages of content written by comics scholar Robert Greenberger!
The Gents take on yet another Bond film (#Launching into Lazenby?) as we tackle the only one-off Bond, George Lazenby, and his polarizing film, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. We’re pretty split on this, which is interesting because that never happened to the other fellow.
The Gents talk about one of the most successful and well-regarded kung-fu movies of all-time, Bruce Lee’s Enter the Dragon. In true Bruce Lee fashion, we talk about this movie without talking about it.
The Gents wrap up our Bounding Through Brosnan Series with Pierce’s final (and worst?) installment, Die Another Day, and watching Halle Barry’s acting, you might wish you were dead this day. But the podcast is still fun!
The Gents discuss the 2020 documentary The Last Blockbuster, covering the last remaining Blockbuster Video store in the U.S. Like the movie, we also cover our own experiences with working in and going to video stores back in the day. And all the weird dummies that we dated.
The Gents are back for our third installment of our Bounding Through Brosnan Series, as we take on Denise Richards’ The World is Not Enough. Well, I guess there were some other people in it, too, but she was the most noticeable. Like, by far.
Silent Bob is Silent no more! Director Kevin Smith brings his Mooby's Pop-up to Boston at House of Blues for a limited engagement. We got a chance to sit down with him and talk all the nerdy tidbits about Stan Lee, his upcoming Masters of the Universe: Revelation, helping restaurant workers in the pandemic, and his shot-from home sitcom, Son in Lockdown featuring his entire family and introducing Austin Zajur.
Snootch to the Bootch!
Clay, John and Dursin have a conversation with one of the great creative minds that shaped our lives, Buzz Dixon, the man behind all our favorite shows like G.I. Joe, Transformers, Visionaries, Thundarr the Barbarian, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and yes, The Mork & Mindy/Laverne & Shirley/Fonz Hour! Give it a listen to hear Buzz’s take on Turbo Teen, Sgt. Slaughter, and finally find out what the heck happened with Duke in G.I. Joe: The Movie.
We give our short-notice, quick-take on the first episode of The Falcon and Winter Soldier, plus a five-minute explanation on who the new Captain America, John Walker, also known as Super-Patriot and U.S. Agent, is.
A League Snyder Cut Special: two classic oddios for the price of none! Green Lantern in "The Leap Year Menace" & Kid Flash in "King of the Beatnicks!" In Part 1, Green Lantern creates a ridiculous creature and endangers the whole city just to avoid a marriage proposal from Carol Faris, who he actually does want to marry. Weird, right? In Part 2, Wally West must face the most evil villains of all: hippy stoners!
In Part 1 of our first ever two-part podcast, The Gents take a stroll (or hop on a hoverboard) down memory lane, being members of the only generation that transverses analog and digital entertainment. VHS to DVD to Streaming! Vinyl to 8-track to CD’s to iPods to Streaming. Sharing phone lines with siblings! We’ve seen and heard and clicked on it all!
In our second Bounding Through Brosnan podcast, The Gents tackle Pierce’ second outing as Bond, Tomorrow Never Dies. Take a listen, because as Bond says to Teri Hatcher about telling someone you love them, “It always sounds good.”
With new episodes arriving this weekend, it's a good time to relive our fun-filled day at the inaugural Walker Stalker Con back in 2014, where we scored chats with Walking Dead cast members Jeff Kober, Nick Gomez and Travis Love, plus Walking Dead: The Game and Wolf Among Us voice actor Melissa Hutchison, and Comic Book Men Bryan Johnson and Ming Chen! Plus, some weird zombie dude! remember going to Cons and talking to people? It was a good time to be undead!
From Family Ties to Full House, Dursin and Clay come together to uncover the mystery of The Twins, celebrate Kat Dennings and Randall Park, and wonder where Balder is these days! Is the former King of Asgard OK? All this and a big recasting spoiler WARNING in the latest Special Edition for Wandavision!
The three-headed monster that is The League takes on a real three-headed monster, the kaiju King Ghidorah! Like the monsters in the movie, we have a pow-wow and all agree that larva Mothra is the worst.
Our latest episode is up! This week, I ask good friend and even better singer Joshua Pederson about the philosophical facets used on #TheGoodPlace! Listen and learn. Or just have fun and don't learn. There's no test at the end or anything.
If you’re going to be enjoying WandaVision on Disney+ this weekend, you can get a little taste of our interpretation of Vision and his fellow Avengers in this classic Oddio Comic: Avengers #60, featuring the wedding of The Wasp and her “secret” suitor!
All 4 Gents are here to talk about Wonder Woman 1984, The Mandalorian some more, and other things we streamed in 2020, and are streaming now, and will be streaming soon. I mean, it’s not like we can go to the movies. Or do anything, really. But at least Josh is back!
Christmas classic performed by Lex Luthor, Luke Cage, The Black Panther, Damian Hellstrom, The Hulk, Metamorpho, Bill McMahon, Carol Ferris, The DC Comics Narrator, Cutter, Hawkeye and Digby Masters.
Merry Christmas from The League!
The Gents pass the burning Yule Log in the latest War On…Holiday Specials! We Cover The Simpsons Christmas Special, Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol, Frosty The Snowman, A Charlie Brown Christmas, A Garfield Christmas, The Year Without a Santa Claus, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, A Christmas Story, and more. Plus, we get ready for the 2021 edition!
We enjoyed our talk with Flint so much, we decided to add a few more minutes for you fans who might be interested in his extensive NFL knowledge. Listen for his take on the some of the greatest players of all time, and which Transformers he equated them with while writing Transformers: The Movie.
The League had the ultimate pleasure of talking to the “almost famous” geek icon Flint Dille, author of The Gamesmaster: My Life in the '80s Geek Culture Trenches with G.I. Joe, Dungeons & Dragons, and The Transformers as well as author of our childhoods, and keeper of hidden geek memorabilia.
The Gents take on two different versions of the Kaiju classic the oft-rented, but seldom-revisited Rodan, also known as “Radon,” and also known as “The Bloodthirsty Hawks,” which is Dursin’s new band name.
The Gents give their take on a different version of an old classic, Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut, and how Christopher Reeves was born to play Superman, and how Brando wanted his part to be a bagel. It was a pretty weird production.
The League attempts to de-stress from world events by tackling one of the all-time classic adventure-comedy films, Back to the Future. Even though some people think it’s a tragedy, but you can listen and figure it out for yourself.
Sam Furst of Monsters are Good returns to help us tackle the Hammer Film/Dragoon Thrills/Shaw Bros. co-production of The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires. Sam told us the movie was “pretty wacky,” and that’s about as accurate of a review as you are going to get.
In the spirit of the season, the Gents take on the classic 1931 Boris Karloff version of Frankenstein. This podcast is ALIVE, ALIVE!!!… with greatness! No, just kidding. It’s mediocre at best. You can grab it from Amazon and figure out if we're on the money here.
In the spirit of the season, and as a prelude to our next League Vs. podcast, listen to this classic "oddio comic," our interpretation of The Frankenstein Monster #9 - "The Vampire Killers!" Listen as two classic monsters battle... to the undeath!
The Frankenstein Monster #9 can be found in the pages of the Essential Monster of Frankenstein Vol. 1. Click on the title to buy from Amazon and help The League out!
Malfeasant Matt Dursin
Heinous John Hunt
Jolly Jen Seaboyer
The Gents tackle another childhood favorite: the 1986 animated classic Transformers: The Movie, not one of those horrible Michael Bay ones. Listen to it… until the day till all are one. It’s ponderous, man.
It’s October, so we decided to pick one of our favorite horror classics to analyze… to deeeeeaaaaaaaath, Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn. Listen as we give our take on this horror/comedy/sequel/reboot/requel. It’ll be groovy.
The Gents went LIVE on August 21st from the ONCE Ballroom Virtual Venue. We talked the movies of the Summer of 1990, John Hunt showed us how he works his lettering magic, some opened some cool toys, and answered some trivia questions! Thanks to ONCE for letting us do this. We hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed doing it.
Clay and Dursin are joined by Ken Reid (TV Guidance Counselor podcast) Tishna Lodi (Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival) and Rebecca Housel (Professor of Writing and Literature) as they discuss representation, shared universes versus stand-alone films, and where comic book movies are going at the 2019 Boston Fan Expo.
Continuing our Kirk Watch-Along Series, The Gents tackle the 2009 Star Trek reboot. The very same movie that inspired John to get a Blu-Ray Player, Clay to download it from iTunes, and all of us to make several trips to Burger King in order to get the promotional Star Trek glasses, which broke easily and possibly caused cancer. But the movie is excellent!
Clay, John and Dursin watch are back for the next installment in our Star Trek Watch-Along, Generations. But you don’t need to be lectured by us. We were out saving the galaxy when your grandfather was in diapers.
The League reacts to the Zack Snyder’s Justice League Snyder Cut News before they start another show! Release The Snyder Cut, they said. It will be fun, they said.
Join Dursin, Clay, and Sam Furst of Monsters Are Good for their candid conversation.
Will Clay, John and Dursin be able to survive another Star Trek movie Watch-a-Long? I think we know what “Out Of The Question” Man would say, but find out when they tackle Star Trek III: Go Pick Up Spock!
John, Clay and Dursin start an ongoing mission to watch and chat about the OG Star Trek movies, beginning with the groundbreaking Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Listen and watch and get drunk like Dursin did.
Clay, John, and Dursin celebrate our 400th episode while quarantined by watching Sam Raimi’s blockbuster Spider-Man and giving our thoughts! We invite you yo watch it with us if you’re listening, which you’re not! Either way, thanks to you for 400 “amazing” episodes!
Iron Man battles a new menace who has the ability to melt Tony Stark's armor! Can the Armored Avenger find a way to combat the monstrous menace of the mysterious Melter?
Tales of Suspense #89 and #90 can be found in the pages of Iron Man Essentials Vol. 2. Click here to buy from Amazon and help The League out.
We are joined once again by Sam Furst of MonstersAreGood.com to talk about the latest episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm. Plus, sweat soup, hand-sanitizing and ebaying a car! Come on and join us for a hot cup of spite!
An in-depth discussion as Clay and Dursin dissect the latest episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm, including appetizer allotment, revenge-dating and why the term “Lazy Susan” is or isn’t offensive…to Susans.
That's right! It's two, TWO, TWO! Cap adventures in one classic Oddio Comic as the Red Skull devises an insidious plan to make Cap turn traitor!
Tales of Suspense #90 & 91 can be found in the pages of Captain America Masterworks Vol. 2. Click here to buy from Amazon and help The League out!
Jingoistic John Hunt
Dutiful Matt Dursin
Get ready for February 29th with this classic oddio as Green Lantern creates an actual monster just to avoid the leap year marriage proposal of Carol Ferris, who he actually does kind of want to marry! Ah, love.
Green Lantern #4 can be found in the pages of Green Lantern Showcase Vol. 1. Click here to buy from Amazon and help The League out!
Clay and Dursin are joined by old friend Sam Furst of Monsters Are Good. to talk about the latest episode of Curb. Plus, the weight of Larry’s misadventures over the years, the possible outcome of the series, and… scones!
Clay and Dursin are back to talk about Larry David’s latest misadventures on the new Curb Your Enthusiasm. Plus some shared bathroom etiquette, side-sitting in a restaurant and making a move. End of session! You can stream the entire season on Amazon here!
Clay and Dursin are back for a new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm! Larry David sets the stage for this season with his usual aplomb, including opening a coffee shop out of spite, pregnancy etiquette, and using a MAGA hat to get out of human interactions. Trust us, this one passes The Nose Test.
Part 2 of our banging Oddio Comic, "The Deadly Blessing!" Iron Man's climactic battle with The Bishop. Plus, Rhodey fights a fat guy! It's all-out war in Scotland!
Buy Iron Man #164 on Amazon or Comixology here!
After a couple of quickies, Tony Stark must travel to Scotland to battle the religious zealot known as The Bishop, who apparently has a problem with sex outside of marriage. This one may not be safe for work. Check out the full issue and feel free to do your own voices here.
Edited by: Jovial John Hunt
The Element Man must contend with the menace of the Bat-Hulk, and look suave doing it!
This classic story can be found in the pages of DC Showcase: Metamorpho, Vol. 1. Click on the title to purchase from Amazon now!
The Hulk must contend with Gen. "Thunderbolt" Ross (a.k.a. Ol' T-Bolt) as well as a time-displaced Abomination! Hear our take on this smashing tale!
Read Incredible Hulk #159 on Amazon or Comixology here!
This episode chronicles one of Cap’s cosmic adventures as he is hurled through time and space by the mysterious Mr. Buda, in search of the American dream. Instead he finds work in a Hollywood musical (and gets really cheesed off!) He eventually takes comfort in the hearts of some fiddle music and ghetto kids, and is inspired enough to give a speech on the good ol’ U.S. of A. Actually, several speeches. It gets kind of tedious, really, but hey, it’s written by Jack ‘King’ Kirby. What did you expect?
Captain America: Bicentennial Battles #1 can be purchased on Amazon or Comixology here!
In our new Oddio Comic for Action Comics #47, Lex Luthor becomes juiced using electricity, but the greedy bugger wants to become even more powerful, and tries to coerce Superman to obtain an even greater weapon: The Powerstone!
Action Comics #47 can be purchased on Amazon or Comixology here!