Episodes of Earth-2.net: The Show
957: Now that the third season of The Flash has drawn to a close, travel back in time as Chris and Donovan discuss the second season. Did it reach the heights of the highly praised first season? Was Zoom a threat worthy of following the machinations of the Reverse-Flash? Which of the hosts was less than impressed with the annual Arrow crossover? How do DC fan favorites Jay Garrick and Wally West fare in live action? And what were their initial reactions to the reality altering conclusion?
.: 4:05:00 :: 121.3 MB :: 27 May 2017 :.
956: Previews time! Which means it's also Mike Stumbles Over Simple Words time!
.: 48:18 :: 25.2 MB :: 23 May 2017 :.
955: In Useless rings, forgotten plot points, and unseen Disney characters are just a few ingredients of this flaptastic edition of List and Shout! This time, Pandy and Christian conjure up their favorite good and wicked witches and compile the cruelest curses ever cast.
.: 1:39:45 :: 50.9 MB :: 13 May 2017 :.
954: In a bit of catchup, We're Hep to It reacts to the Image announcements from ECCC, talk a lot about video games (including Fallout: New Vegas, Mass Effect Andromeda, and Persona 5), a bit of music, some Atomic Blonde, the wonderfulness of Mayday, and the not so wonderfulness of America (Chavez).
.: 1:51:10 :: 56.5 MB :: 02 May 2017 :.
953: Whether you know him as the dead Robin or The Red Hood, Jason Todd's impact on Batman lore will forever be felt. His murder helped shape Batman into the dark, brooding knight we still see today, while his resurrection opened old wounds. Today, we take a look at the death and life of Jason Todd! First, Dan and Mike discuss A Death in the Family, A Lonely Place of Dying, and Under the Hood. Then James returns as he and Mike breakdown the animated feature Batman: Under the Red Hood!
.: 3:24:49 :: 100.0 MB :: 29 April 2017 :.
952: Dan and Mike sit down to talk comics, specifically their experiences getting into the medium, falling out of it, then back in, their first storylines and collected editions, books they could never get into, and so much more.
.: 2:15:50 :: 68.1 MB :: 25 April 2017 :.
951: Dan and Mike take an in depth look at The Trial of the Incredible Hulk, featuring Street Hawk's Rex Smith as Matt Murdock / Daredevil. Then they dive into the first two episodes of the Daredevil Netflix series, which just might be the best production to come out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
.: 2:00:02 :: 59.4 MB :: 22 April 2017 :.
950: After playing an extended opening theme and completely failing to deliver a coherent intro, Pandy and Christian rank the five most British and most American characters, along with their favorite fictional figures from neither the UK nor the US. (Note: Not recommended for Trump supporters or Brexiteers.)
.: 1:39:50 :: 49.9 MB :: 08 April 2017 :.
949: First: Hannah and Jim briefly drop into Mass Effect: Andromeda, Nier: Automata, the end of Divinity III, how Matt Kindt can do all these comics, and briefly reference a current comics thing. And second: What makes a good anime adaptation in live-action? Ghost in the Shell may come the closest, but it still misses the mark in terms of translating the philosophical soul of the original series. Donovan and Harry sit down to discuss the controversial film, going through the number of ways the script works against not only the spirit of the franchise but its own plot, the meticulous recreation of scenes from the 1995 film, and how translations from other media loses the source material.
.: 2:18:55 :: 70.2 MB :: 04 April 2017 :.
948: Wasn't there a Previews episode the show before last? Yes, yes there was. That one was rather late in the month, whereas this one is as early as possible. Enjoy.
.: 54:35 :: 28.2 MB :: 01 April 2017 :.
947: Will has seen 2017's Power Rangers and presents his thoughts after taking a few moments to talk about why the previous Power Rangers films might not have worked. This episode is probably not brought to you by Krispy Kreme.
.: 45:55 :: 25.2 MB :: 28 March 2017 :.
946: It might be coming late in the month, but it's Previews time!
.: 1:01:55 :: 32.7 MB :: 25 March 2017 :.
945: Why are Dan and Mike covering Marvel Team-Up #32, along with The Brave and the Bold #118, instead of an issue of Marvel Two-in-One? For the answer to that, you'll have to listen. But that's not why you're here. You're here to hear about that dog. That poor, poor dog.
.: 51:50 :: 27.5 MB :: 14 March 2017 :.
944: As they make their way through the fall 1983 Saturday morning animated lineup for CBS, Will and Dan bear witness to a surreal descent into abject madness, which astonishingly does not come at the hands of obnoxious tiny puppy knights, flashdancing beagles, or stock car racing moonshiners facing off against the grand wizard of the leprechauns. What is donut?
.: 1:39:15 :: 50.5 MB :: 11 March 2017 :.
943: Put on your monocles and smoking jackets! In this edition of £ist and $hout, Pandy and Christian collude with Donovan Morgan Grant to invest in the fictional rich. Specifically, noble philanthropists, heartless misers, and the foolish purchases made between the two. During their survey, the three gentlemen encounter Leicester's second coolest pair of brothers, learn to how to befriend a certain bearded comics legend, and reveal the true fate of the Titanic.
.: 2:16:55 :: 67.3 MB :: 28 February 2017 :.
942: Hannah and Jim get to talking, and oh man, do they have things to say. Such things include, but are not limited to: a review of X-O Manowar #1, a discussion of the impending Batwoman relaunch, discussion of Marvel's May cancellations, a review of that godawful vampire-Viking-angel-fighting-ISIS book, a Marguerite Bennett extravaganza, Carol Danvers getting hit with the idiot ball, and so much more. Four hours worth of more, in fact. Also, this segment finally has a name, which you won't know until the end of the episode.
.: 4:07:15 :: 121.6 MB :: 25 February 2017 :.
941: Kids, don't watch crappy movies while drunk. Otherwise, you'll end up like Will and taking an inebriated look at 2015's Jem and The Holograms and 2001's Josie and The Pussycats. You start noticing the similarities. Then you realize how much the failure of films geared towards teenage girls is partially to blame due to them. You also get a bad hangover.
.: 39:48 :: 22.1 MB :: 21 February 2017 :.
940: Pandy and Christian hit more spoilers than usual, the two best films of the 1960s, and the genius of Michael Giacchino as they dig up the most sadly, the most stupidly, and the most deservedly deceased.
.: 1:36:00 :: 48.8 MB :: 11 February 2017 :.
939: First, Donovan takes a look at Steven Universe #1 from KaBOOM! Then Mike revisits episode 851 by comparing five of the seven trailers he looked at in said episode to their respective 2016 movies.
.: 39:35 :: 22.7 MB :: 07 February 2017 :.
938: As it is each month, Mike botches his way through the Previews catalog! Bonus: There are spoilers for The Clone Conspiracy between 39:20 and 40:24.
.: 1:08:15 :: 34.8 MB :: 04 February 2017 :.
937: Friends met The Real World in this failed attempt to bring the Justice League of America to live-action TV in 1997. Yet, despite all of its failings (and there are many), Dan and Mike find something to enjoy in this odd take on superheroes.
.: 1:11:58 :: 36.3 MB :: 21 January 2017 :.
936: Fascist werewolf cops, feminist T-shirts, and adulting! Oh my! Yup, it's Previews time.
.: 52:02 :: 27.6 MB :: 14 January 2017 :.
935: Cruising from bustling theme parks to remote Celtic isles, the HMS List and Shout sails through travel in fiction. Join Pandy and Christian (and Evie) as they gaze upon the places they'd most like to go (both fictional and real), retrace the toughest journeys ever embarked upon, and wade through the worst vacations ever endured!
.: 1:09:35 :: 36.7 MB :: 10 January 2017 :.
934: Wrapping up the 2016 Earth-2.net: The Show Advent Calendar, Will goes nostalgic with The Trolls and the Christmas Express. Then Dan and Mike discuss both the nostalgic and the new in their coverage of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
.: 3:22:05 :: 100.2 MB :: 25 December 2016 :.
933: Will goes obscure with Up on the Rooftop. Then Mike presents an episode of Eternal Light from 1944, which retells the story of The Maccabees and the birth of Hanukkah.
.: 39:25 :: 21.8 MB :: 24 December 2016 :.
932: Will takes a trip to Bloom County for A Wish for Wings That Work. Then, Donovan Morgan Grant returns with his friend Harrison Chute to discuss the iconic anime and manga franchise Ghost in the Shell. Leading up to the 2017 American movie, the guys discuss the kinky, esoteric tendencies of the original manga; the philosophical ponderings and relentless nudity of the transcendent 1995 animated film; the complex television series, Stand Alone Complex, and its sequel, 2nd GIG; the bleakness of the movie sequel, Innocence; the betrayal of the series reboot, Arise; and the potential hopes and trepidation of the controversially cast Scarlett Johansson US adaptation!
.: 2:32:10 :: 75.5 MB :: 23 December 2016 :.
931: Today's special is The Leprechauns' Christmas Gold, and Will cannot figure out what it has to do with Christmas. Then Mike spreads more Punisher-themed seasonal joy by discussing Punisher: Red X-Mas, Punisher: Silent Night, Punisher: X-Mas Special, and Punisher MAX X-Mas Special.
.: 48:45 :: 26.4 MB :: 22 December 2016 :.
930: Will covers Frosty's Winter Wonderland, which is weird. And Mike plays a radio adaptation of Miracle on 34th Street.
.: 1:11:40 :: 36.0 MB :: 21 December 2016 :.
929: After three long days of talking about The Smurfs, Will finds something actually decent in The Town that Santa Forgot. Then, in a team-up some thought would never happen, and others thought probably shouldn't, Dave Probert and Pandy Wilson join forces in what is supposed to be a review of their media consumption of 2016. Yet, somehow, they also end up talking about darts-themed game shows from the 1980s, wrestling from the 1990s (particularly how Vince McMahon would have booked Emmeline Pankhurst), nitpick the film Nativity, and recommend a variety of Hammer films. It's the review of the year you didn't realize you needed.
.: 1:47:10 :: 53.4 MB :: 20 December 2016 :.
928: Will covers even more mothersmurfing Smurfs with The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol. Charles Dickens would be Smurfing Smurfed about this. After that, Mike discusses The Punisher Holiday Special #1-3.
.: 59:55 :: 31.9 MB :: 19 December 2016 :.
927: Will thinks 'Tis the Season to Be Smurfy can go Smurf itself. Then the detectives of Dragnet have 24 hours to locate a missing statue in a tale called "The Big Little Jesus."
.: 39:40 :: 20.7 MB :: 18 December 2016 :.
926: In The Smurfs Christmas Special, Will tries to make some Smurfing sense of a wholly nonsensical plot. Then Dan and Mike try to make sense of Batman: Year Two. All around, there's little success.
.: 44:47 :: 25.0 MB :: 17 December 2016 :.
925: Will watches Bluetoes, the Christmas Elf and wonders why Santa has to be a jerk. Then Wendee, Dan, and Mike complete their Ewok adventure by discussing Ewoks: The Battle for Endor, which stars an oatmeal salesman, an assistant principal, and a Dame.
.: 1:32:48 :: 46.7 MB :: 16 December 2016 :.
924: The Bears Who Saved Christmas has talking teddy bears. Will isn't sure if there's much more than that. Then listen as the detectives of Dragnet investigate the somber tale called ".22 Rifle for Christmas."
.: 38:00 :: 19.4 MB :: 15 December 2016 :.
923: First, Will heads to Canada to look at A Cosmic Christmas. Then, in spirit of The Twelve Days of Christmas, and the 50th anniversary of his passing, Christian, Pandy, and Kelly discuss each of their 12 favorite Walt Disney songs. (Followed by a swift kicking of the songs and movies they have less-than-fond feelings for.) Which song does Pandy insist has gay undertones? Which of Christian's picks briefly traumatizes both Wilsons? And which classic Disney number is actually about Alan Turing? Before presenting the main course, however, Pandy and Christian serve an appetizer of outtakes from year two of List and Shout!
.: 2:20:35 :: 69.5 MB :: 14 December 2016 :.
922: Mike dives into the Earth-2.net: The Show archives one more time and pulls out the final installment of The Fantasticast, in which Des and Mike (from 2008) discuss Amazing Spider-Man #1, Fantastic Four Annual #1, and What If? #1. First up, though, Will was happy. Then he watched Noel.
.: 1:12:04 :: 37.1 MB :: 13 December 2016 :.
921: On the 12th day of the Earth-2.net: The Show Advent Calendar, Will has for you The 12 Days of Christmas. And Mike brings three Indiana Jones Read-Along Adventures: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
.: 47:55 :: 26.4 MB :: 12 December 2016 :.
920: After some real stinkers, Will finds something worth watching in The Berenstain Bears' Christmas Tree. (And, yes, that's spelled right, Internet.) Then Mike discusses the controversy surrounding Batman #12.
.: 32:15 :: 17.4 MB :: 11 December 2016 :.
919: Will tries to figure out why Inspector Gadget Saves Christmas is a thing that happened. Following that, Dan and Mike compare two versions of Captain Marvel: the 1941 serial Adventures of Captain Marvel and Shazam! from 1974. Also, tune in to learn The Lesson of the Day.
.: 1:18:10 :: 39.2 MB :: 10 December 2016 :.
918: Will takes a look at Oy to the World, starring Fran Drescher. Then there are two Read-Along Adventures: Star Trek III: The Search for Spock and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.
.: 36:31 :: 20.4 MB :: 09 December 2016 :.
917: Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey is the first Rankin / Bass production Will talks about this year, and it might be one of the stranger ones at that. Then: It's Christmas morning, 1980-something, and Will and Dan are anxious to unwrap animated specials based on toys and games! Will they be as excited once they actually see what Santa left in their stockings? (Spoiler: No.)
.: 1:26:30 :: 43.1 MB :: 08 December 2016 :.
916: As it turns out, all The Wish that Changed Christmas changed is Will's tolerance for bad Christmas Specials. Then, in The Whistler's "Letter from Cynthia," a doctor must choose between revenge and his oath to preserve life.
.: 40:57 :: 21.2 MB :: 07 December 2016 :.
915: Before Wendee, Dan, and Mike discuss the finer points of Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure, Will discovers you don't have to wear pants to enjoy Ziggy's Gift.
.: 1:41:39 :: 52.5 MB :: 06 December 2016 :.
914: Will takes a look at a Norse Holiday tradition with Disney's From All of Us, To All of You. Then it's time to cover your mouths and wash your hands, because Pandy and Christian discuss maladies and their cures in fiction. What cure's side effects include drowsiness, sexual nightmares, and sleep crime? Who is unfortunate enough to suffer from Cobbles? And which medication did the late, great Robin Williams invent?
.: 1:04:35 :: 33.7 MB :: 05 December 2016 :.
913: After Will briefly contemplates mortality, it's time for Casper's First Christmas. Then Mike reads through the December Previews.
.: 1:09:16 :: 34.9 MB :: 04 December 2016 :.
912: Will looks at the very depressing A Very Brady Christmas, before Mike airs the Read-Along Adventures adaptations of Star Trek: The Motion Picture and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
.: 37:12 :: 21.3 MB :: 03 December 2016 :.
911: Will opens the show with Snowden's Christmas, then Hannah and Jim talk about their recent playthroughs of Mass Effect 2 and 3! Highlights include: that ending, rampant speculation about Andromeda, and massive spoilers.
.: 1:28:29 :: 45.3 MB :: 02 December 2016 :.
910: The 2016 Earth-2.net: The Show Advent Calendar begins here! Dan and Mike dive into Dr. Strange. Not the surreal blockbuster from 2016, but the oddly faithful made-for-TV movie from 1978. Before that, though, in the first of 25 segments, Will takes a look at Christmas Specials that Time Forgot, starting with Christmas in Tattertown.
.: 59:21 :: 30.0 MB :: 01 December 2016 :.
909: Guillermo del Toro Q&A, a Toronto International Film Festival 2016 panel.
.: 32:00 :: 17.8 MB :: 26 November 2016 :.
908: Celebrity Q&A with the Legendary William Shatner, a Fan Expo Canada 2016 panel.
.: 48:30 :: 25.3 MB :: 22 November 2016 :.
907: Voice Actor Q&A: Get Goofy with Bill Farmer, a Fan Expo Canada 2016 panel.
.: 1:00:20 :: 30.6 MB :: 19 November 2016 :.
906: Celebrity Q&A with Batman's Adam West & Burt Ward, a Fan Expo Canada 2016 panel.
.: 44:55 :: 23.0 MB :: 15 November 2016 :.
905: The Power Rangers meet the Justice League, the history of the alternate-timeline Biff is revealed, Dormammu returns, and more as Mike reads through the November Previews.
.: 1:03:20 :: 33.0 MB :: 12 November 2016 :.
09 November 2016: Never give up, please.
.: 07:34 :: 3.6 MB :: 09 November 2016 :.
904: Superman snuffs out the sinister "Clan of the Fiery Cross" in these stories from The Adventures of Superman.
.: 1:03:15 :: 32.0 MB :: 07 November 2016 :.
903: Can Superman save Perry White and Jimmy Olsen from the bigoted "Clan of the Fiery Cross," or will two of his closest friends meet their doom?
.: 1:05:05 :: 33.8 MB :: 05 November 2016 :.
902: Superman continues his fight against the "Clan of the Fiery Cross" in these stories from The Adventures of Superman.
.: 1:04:05 :: 33.3 MB :: 03 November 2016 :.
901: Today, Earth-2.net: The Show kicks off a multipart special! Between episodes 901 and 904, we will hear the complete "Clan of the Fiery Cross" storyline from The Adventures of Superman radio program. And here are the first four installments.
.: 1:06:25 :: 34.4 MB :: 01 November 2016 :.
900: "Klytus, I'm bored." And thus begins the epic Flash Gordon film from 1980, starring Sam Jones, Max von Sydow, Melody Anderson, Timothy Dalton, and Brian Blessed. To celebrate the 900th episode and the 11th anniversary of Earth-2.net: The Show, Dan, Dave, Ian, and Mike dissect this cult classic from top to bottom, creating the most frustrated middle manager in the process. Opening theme: "Caffeine" from Vol. 2 of RWBY by Jeff Williams and Casey Lee Williams, featuring Lamar Hall.
.: 3:27:28 :: 102.2 MB :: 25 October 2016 :.
899: When you think of Flash Gordon, what comes to mind: someone jumping out of an airplane sans parachute before engaging beast-men in three-on-one fights, or someone standing around his mother's kitchen eating scrambled eggs before teaching beast-men how to chew gum? In this episode, Dan and Mike discuss both scenarios, as they look at the 1936 Flash Gordon serials starring Buster Crabbe, as well as the pilot episode of the 2007 Flash Gordon television series starring Eric Johnson.
.: 1:5045 :: 54.5 MB :: 22 October 2016 :.
898: With "Landing in Malaysia" and "Good-Bye Jungle Jim, Hello USA," Earth-2.net: The Show closes its doors on The Amazing Interplanetary Adventures of Flash Gordon.
.: 37:30 :: 22.0 MB :: 18 October 2016 :.
897: "Azura Tries to Negotiate," "Flash Defends Azura," "Jealousy," and "It's Finally Over" bring us two chapters away from the end The Amazing Interplanetary Adventures of Flash Gordon!
.: 1:04:35 :: 35.2 MB :: 11 October 2016 :.
896: With the winter holidays around the corner, DC and Marvel announce their holiday-themed books in the October Previews. Also, Mike gives a brief review of Doctor Crowe #1 (OCT161928).
.: 1:16:00 :: 38.7 MB :: 08 October 2016 :.
895: Episode 900 races closer with these episodes of The Amazing Interplanetary Adventures of Flash Gordon: "Flash Returns;" "After Him, Soldiers;" "Flash Captures Azura;" and "The Men of the Dwarf Tunnels."
.: 1:04:00 :: 34.7 MB :: 04 October 2016 :.
894: Miracle Man returns, but not the one you were hoping for, in Marvel Two-in-One #8. And Batman saves Sgt. Rock's career in the pages of The Brave and the Bold #117.
.: 46:55 :: 23.2 MB :: 01 October 2016 :.
893: The Amazing Interplanetary Adventures of Flash Gordon continue to drive us towards episode 900. Today's episodes are "Has Flash Made a Mistake," "General Tal Attacks Flash," "Dale is Rescued by the Boys," and "A Voice from the Shadows."
.: 1:05:40 :: 35.7 MB :: 27 September 2016 :.
892: Prepare yourself for more Amazing Interplanetary Adventures of Flash Gordon: "Wounded in the Heat of Battle," "A Cool Way to Win," "Zarkov Has to Rescue Dale," and "The Antidote."
.: 1:04:30 :: 35.0 MB :: 20 September 2016 :.
891: Jim and Hannah have a talk about the upheavals at Vertigo, and some of the larger situations at DC Comics. Warning: They get a wee bit ranty.
.: 1:35:55 :: 48.7 MB :: 17 September 2016 :.
890: The Amazing Interplanetary Adventures of Flash Gordon continues with "Flash Inspects the Kingdom of Caves," "Zarkov to the Rescue," "Promoted to Commander-in-Chief," and "The Battle Begins."
.: 1:05:35 :: 35.7 MB :: 13 September 2016 :.
889: September is here, and so are the Previews.
.: 1:05:05 :: 32.7 MB :: 10 September 2016 :.
888: The lead-up to Earth-2.net: The Show 900 begins here with four episodes of The Amazing Interplanetary Adventures of Flash Gordon: "On the Planet Mongo," "Battling a Plant and an Earthman," "The Prison Ship," and "Can Zarkov Save Hawk Mens' City."
.: 1:08:10 :: 36.7 MB :: 06 September 2016 :.
887: Hannah and Jim wax poetic about one of their favorite game series: Persona. Games covered include Persona 3: FES, Persona 4, and Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. There's also rampant speculation about Persona 5.
.: 1:25:05 :: 41.5 MB :: 03 September 2016 :.
886: Racist spies, cartoons, and last-minute changes permeate Mike and Tom's discussion of their favorite shapeshifters, as well as the best and worst disguises in fiction. Wait, who was that again?
.: 1:06:25 :: 32.8 MB :: 30 August 2016 :.
885: Jim and Hannah pop their heads back in to talk comics, video games, books, and more. And yes, the segment is still untitled. We're working on it.
.: 1:24:20 :: 42.5 MB :: 23 August 2016 :.
884: The August Previews go as one would expect, but then someone stops by to make a cameo.
.: 56:05 :: 30.2 MB :: 16 August 2016 :.
883: Donovan Morgan Grant traveled down to Comic-Con International: San Diego and had the opportunity to interview the cast and crew of Steven Universe! Coupled together are Zach Callison (voice of Steven) and Ian Jones-Quartey (former Supervising Director), Deedee Magno (voice of Pearl) and Michaela Dietz (voice of Amethyst), and Rebecca Sugar (series creator) and Estelle (voice of Garnet). Learn the inside secrets of the show's thematic compositions, what goes into the making of the songs, and how the actors approach voicing their characters!
.: 43:10 :: 21.3 MB :: 13 August 2016 :.
882: Steven Sing-A-Verse (part two), a Comic-Con International: San Diego 2016 panel.
.: 52:55 :: 26.3 MB :: 11 August 2016 :.
881: Steven Sing-A-Verse (part one), a Comic-Con International: San Diego 2016 panel.
.: 48:30 :: 23.1 MB :: 09 August 2016 :.
880: Mike actually makes it all the way through a Previews episode without taking a break! The intro, though, that took several tries.
.: 33:20 :: 17.3 MB :: 05 July 2016 :.
879: Just as Arrow paved the way for The Flash, the success of The Flash signaled it was time for a show that didn't need to abide by the "no tights, no flights" rule: Supergirl. Donovan Morgan Grant and Chris Johnson return for a thorough discussion of the first season of the latest addition to the Superman Family on screen. Plus: what episode did Donovan leave unfinished? How many times does Chris fail to pronounce Melissa Benoist's last name? And what is the startling secret of Superman's boots?
.: 3:12:45 :: 94.8 MB :: 28 June 2016 :.
878: Nearly one year into fatherhood, Pandy joins Christian for the first completely objective (or not) edition of List and Shout, focusing this time on parents: the good, the bad, and the embarrassing. Who should Pandy aspire to? Which lessons should be adhered to? All these questions answered and more! (Disclaimer: This podcast is in no way pedagogically sound, and should on no account be seen as actual parenting advice.)
.: 1:18:05 :: 37.8 MB :: 21 June 2016 :.
877: The Third Doctor returns! That's all you need to know about this month's Previews episode.
.: 54:49 :: 26.8 MB :: 14 June 2016 :.
876: As a follow-up to episode 875, in which Dan and Mike discussed the DC event Zero Hour, today they have an hour-long, spoiler-filled chat about the one-shot DC Universe: Rebirth.
.: 1:01:23 :: 31.7 MB :: 31 May 2016 :.
875: With the imminent release of DC Universe: Rebirth, Dan and Mike take a look at another of DC's attempts to clean up their continuity: Zero Hour.
.: 1:12:30 :: 35.5 MB :: 24 May 2016 :.
874: A year ago, Mike tweeted the following: "Prepping for a new segment: Give me a number between 2 and 17,518. Go!" Today we finally see the result of that as he correlates the given numbers to comics in his database. And those books are: 52 #41, Gen13 / Generation X, and 52 #29.
.: 46:51 :: 22.8 MB :: 21 May 2016 :.
873: In the first of two in-person List and Shout recordings, Christian joins Pandy and Kelly Wilson to play a variation on the Marry, Do, Kill game over tea and biscuits. Which character do both Kelly and Christian hate but Pandy swoons over? What is the best lesbian couple in all of fiction? And where do gay penguins and hammer humor fit into it?
.: 1:09:45 :: 33.8 MB :: 17 May 2016 :.
872: Hannah and Jim talk about the cons they've attended over the last few years. Cons discussed include ECCC 2015 and 2016, NYCC 2015, C2E2 2015 and 16, and CAKE.
.: 1:35:00 :: 45.8 MB :: 14 May 2016 :.
871: Mike coughs his way through the May Previews.
.: 1:11:05 :: 34.6 MB :: 10 May 2016 :.
870: Jim and Hannah have a lot of things to say. In this episode, they tackle more Valiant, a comparison of price points on recent comics, ECCC announcements from Image and Vertigo / DC, and a whole wide array of topics. Comics discussed in detail include Quantum and Woody volumes 1-3; The Delinquents; Faith #1-3; X-O-Manowar volumes 1-3; Ivar, Timewalker volume 1; Black Panther #1; No Mercy #9; and then some.
.: 2:54:05 :: 84.1 MB :: 07 May 2016 :.
869: Dan and Mike take a look back at The Death of Jean DeWolff, in which Spider-Man must hunt down a ruthless cop killer.
.: 42:35 :: 20.8 MB :: 03 May 2016 :.
868: Jim and Hannah delve into the two demos for Final Fantasy XV ("Episode Duscae" and "Platinum"), that develops into a discussion about Square Enix, the Final Fantasy series in general, two amazing crossovers that will never happen, a dash of Persona, and a slightly spoilerific discussion of Life is Strange!
.: 1:21:45 :: 39.6 MB :: 30 April 2016 :.
867: First up, Mike looks at the Star Wars crossover Vader Down. Then, in this yet-unnamed segment, Hannah Krueger and Jim Hepplewhite dive into the world of Valiant! Covered within are Archer & Armstrong volumes 1-3, Bloodshot Reborn volume 1, Dead Drop, The Death-Defying Dr. Mirage, The Death-Defying Dr. Mirage: Second Lives, Divinity, Harbinger volumes 1-3, Harbinger Wars, Imperium volume 1, and Rai volumes 1-3!
.: 1:50:45 :: 53.4 MB :: 26 April 2016 :.
866: The final installment of The Twelve Labours of Comic Reel-lief sees Ian Wilson return to give a final recap of the comic book movies of 2015 and to preview all of the ones due out in 2016, which will be subject to future reviews. But has he done enough to appease the PanDemon and get rid of him for good?
.: 28:20 :: 14.0 MB :: 23 April 2016 :.
865: The penultimate segment of The Twelve Labours of Comic Reel-lief requires Ian Wilson to review another really awful movie: Catwoman. Along with the host's thoughts on the Razzie award-winning, oft-derided spinoff to Batman Returns, Ian also marks a milestone and drops a big announcement regarding Comic Reel-lief.
.: 32:05 :: 15.8 MB :: 19 April 2016 :.
864: Everyone is talking about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but Dan and Will would like to remind everyone of an earlier and greater team-up: Batman and Scooby-Doo. Okay, probably not, but join them regardless as they take a look at this oddly enduring crossover.
.: 51:00 :: 25.0 MB :: 12 April 2016 :.
863: For this extra-long Previews episode, Mike changes up the format to better cover DC's Rebirth and Marvel's Civil War II.
.: 1:17:49 :: 37.9 MB :: 09 April 2016 :.
862: Full Spectrum: Why Color in Comics Matters, a C2E2 2016 panel.
.: 1:03:15 :: 30.8 MB :: 26 March 2016 :.
861: Women of Marvel, a C2E2 2016 panel.
.: 1:07:35 :: 33.0 MB :: 25 March 2016 :.
860: Welcome to the New Riverdale, a C2E2 2016 panel.
.: 54:50 :: 26.8 MB :: 24 March 2016 :.
859: The end is in sight as Ian Wilson has reached the tenth of his Twelve Labours of Comic Reel-lief. But it isn't going to be an easy ride as the PanDemon has decreed that the subject of the Labour be a review of one of the worst comic book movies ever created: The Spirit.
.: 31:25 :: 15.3 MB :: 15 March 2016 :.
858: Mike gives an impromptu review of Superman: American Alien #1-4 while reading through the March Previews.
.: 1:03:30 :: 30.9 MB :: 08 March 2016 :.
857: Rev your engines! Pandy and Christian investigate the world of fictional vehicles. Which vehicle sends Pandy into fits of childish giggles? What is a hover-twat? As the curse of the middle list strikes again, join them as they discuss mechanized beasts that traverse land, sky, sea, and space and the people who pilot / control them. Also, visit the forum thread for the episode to answer our listener question: What is the worst vehicular collision in fiction? Ready, set... LIST!
.: 1:10:25 :: 34.1 MB :: 01 March 2016 :.
856: Though Mike doesn't butcher things as badly as last month, he does make a few errors while going through the February Previews.
.: 52:20 :: 25.5 MB :: 06 February 2016 :.
855: The ninth of Ian Wilson's Twelve Labours of Comic Reel-lief sees the man in question take in three films on the same subject, that being Frank Castle, The Punisher. Aided by no lesser source than Michael David Sims as to what to look out for, Ian takes in The Punisher from 1989, The Punisher from 2004, and 2008's Punisher: War Zone. Which is the most compelling of these three very different iterations of the same character? Listen in to find out!
.: 1:10:40 :: 34.1 MB :: 02 February 2016 :.
854: The eighth of Ian Wilson's Twelve Labours of Comic Reel-lief sees a reunion between Ian and Tom Hemmings for a further Lists collaboration. The Englishmen are looking at the best and worst support villains and henchmen in the comic book movie subgenre, as well as picking 10 fictional characters each that would best suit such a movie. As part of their discussion, there's some dark humor from both hosts, as well as Tom confirming his links to Biggles, and Ian recounting an inappropriate show he participated in, which starred Adham Fisher. Also, is Ultraviolet better than The Wire?
.: 3:27:50 :: 100.1 MB :: 16 January 2016 :.
853: Listen in as Mike discusses Totally Awesome Hulk #1, Chewbacca #1-5, Jem and The Holograms #10, All-New Wolverine #3, and Black Canary #6.
.: 59:35 :: 29.1 MB :: 12 January 2016 :.
852: Mike's voice fails him as he reads through the January 2016 Previews.
.: 1:01:14 :: 29.8 MB :: 09 January 2016 :.
851: Mike discusses seven trailers from 2015, then ranks how excited he is for their respective 2016 movies.
.: 33:56 :: 16.8 MB :: 05 January 2016 :.
850: The seventh of Ian Wilson's Twelve Labours of Comic Reel-lief is here, with the Pandemon calling for the return of The Soapbox, which was last used to allow Adham Fisher to wax lyrical about Man of Steel. This episode's discussion takes in the development of the comic book movie and how much of a future the sub-genre has. It's a broad topic and a long conversation to boot. But who is Ian's colleague-in-chat? Will Ackerman? Hannah Krueger? Dave Probert? Donovan Morgan Grant? It's definitely one of them!
.: 2:46:20 :: 80.2 MB :: 31 December 2015 :.
849: Sherlock Holmes stars in "New Year's Eve Off the Scilly Isles."
.: 34:15 :: 16.8 MB :: 30 December 2015 :.
848: Set between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, The Clone Wars animated movie broadens the Star Wars lore with the addition of such rich, dynamic characters as Ziro the Hutt and Mike's favorite Jedi-in-training: Ahsoka.
.: 49:42 :: 24.2 MB :: 29 December 2015 :.
847: Last year, The CW used the success of their grounded take on Green Arrow to launch a TV show that needed to be much more embracing of its comic book roots: The Flash. Chris Johnson and Donovan Morgan Grant cover everything in the first season from the cast to the villains to individual episodes, examining how well this incarnation of The Scarlet Speedster translated to the small screen. And, since it's a CW show, you can expect more than one reference to Smallville along the way.
.: 2:44:20 :: 79.3 MB :: 28 December 2015 :.
846: Labour number six of Ian Wilson's Twelve Labours of Comic Reel-lief sees another new gauntlet thrown down to be picked up: an opinion piece! It's unedited fun as the off-colour Englishman decides to step back and analyze the relative merits of Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and to what extent it has been a success. Think of it as a Previews episode, except that it looks backwards instead of forwards and covers films that have already been reviewed under the banner of Comic Reel-lief.
.: 50:15 :: 24.7 MB :: 27 December 2015 :.
845: The 2015 Earth-2.net: The Show Advent Calendar wraps up with an episode like no other. Join Ian, Dave, and Mike as they discuss Darkman in this completely unedited yuletide treat. As you listen, ponder two questions: Why is this episode nearly seven hours long when the discussion is only three-plus hours in length? And, what does Garfield Minus Garfield have to do with anything?
.: 6:57:12 :: 200.7 MB :: 25 December 2015 :.
844: Mike introduces a brand new segment entitled Silver Linings, in which he attempts to find the best in the worst. First up for Silver Linings? The 2015 Jem and The Holograms movie! Following that, the final three Star Wars Read-Along Adventures are presented, and they are the Special Editions of Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi.
.: 1:10:45 :: 34.3 MB :: 24 December 2015 :.
843: As the 2015 Earth-2.net: The Show Advent Calendar begins to wind down, Mike discusses Darth Vader Annual #1, then he presents the Read-Along Adventure of The Phantom Menace.
.: 39:45 :: 19.5 MB :: 23 December 2015 :.
842: A look at Star Trek: Starfleet Academy #1 precedes three Star Wars Read-Along Adventures: Adventures in Colors and Shapes, Adventures in ABCs, and Junior Jedi Training Manual.
.: 1:08:50 :: 33.5 MB :: 22 December 2015 :.
841: Want some Ewok stories? Of course you do! (Right?) Well, here's three Ewok Read-Along Adventures: The Ewoks Join the Fight, The Ewok Adventure, and The Battle for Endor. Plus, Mike opens the show with his review of Weirdworld #1.
.: 55:24 :: 27.0 MB :: 21 December 2015 :.
840: Mike gives his thoughts on Batman / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 before playing two more Star Wars Read-Along Adventures: Droid World and Planet of the Hoojibs.
.: 39:49 :: 19.5 MB :: 20 December 2015 :.
839: Before Mike plays three Star Wars Read-Along Adventures (Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi), he discusses Spawn #258 by Todd McFarlane and Erik Larsen.
.: 1:02:32 :: 30.5 MB :: 19 December 2015 :.
838: As Des and Mike (from 2008) discuss Fantastic Four #9-12, Mike finds himself in The Ian Position long before it was a thing.
.: 1:52:20 :: 54.4 MB :: 18 December 2015 :.
837: Will Ackerman and TV 101 bring you a couple of stocking-stuffers. First, Will celebrates 50 years of A Charlie Brown Christmas. Then, he looks back on some lesser-seen holiday specials, including one that tends to be more than a little reviled. Grab some eggnog and take a listen.
.: 34:40 :: 17.1 MB :: 17 December 2015 :.
836: Sherlock Holmes stars in "The Case of the Christmas Bride."
.: 33:35 :: 16.4 MB :: 16 December 2015 :.
835: Labour number five of Ian Wilson's Twelve Labours of Comic Reel-lief sees our British protagonist tasked with reviewing two films within the same continuity. As such, Ian sits down to review the exaggerated pulp noir nonsense of Frank Miller's Sin City, via the 2005 original movie and the 2014 follow-up Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Which does Ian prefer? Also, can he resist the temptation to respond to Will Ackerman's throwdown from the Earth-2.net: The Show 10th anniversary episode? In a word, no.
.: 46:25 :: 22.6 MB :: 15 December 2015 :.
834: Between reminiscing about the 1990s and condemning Black Friday shoppers, Pandy and Christian cap-off the first year of List and Shout by celebrating their favorite holiday haters and fake Santas. Also, to reward their nice listeners for all the feedback they've provided over the year, Pandy opens up a bagful of extra-naughty outtakes.
.: 1:05:40 :: 31.8 MB :: 14 December 2015 :.
833: This time around, Mike reviews Mark Millar's heartwarming Huck #1, as well as the first part of DC's multi-Robin crossover, Robin War #1.
.: 27:20 :: 13.5 MB :: 13 December 2015 :.
832: Tune in to hear Mike butcher the intro, but stay for four Space: 1999 adventures! They are: Return to the Beginning, End of Eternity, Dragon's Domain, and It Played So Softly on the Ear!
.: 48:40 :: 23.8 MB :: 12 December 2015 :.
831: Celebrity Q&A Session with Tara Strong, a Fan Expo Canada 2015 panel.
.: 38:55 :: 19.2 MB :: 11 December 2015 :.
830: Will tears open old wounds by proving that Daffy Duck is entirely within DCAU continuity as he and Dan return to guide listeners through the animated history of the Green Lantern!
.: 1:13:05 :: 35.3 MB :: 10 December 2015 :.
829: While some comic book events are fondly remembered, others have long been forgotten. In this new segment, Dan and Mike look at one that time and reboots have left behind: Emerald Twilight. Not only do the guys cover the core storyline (Green Lantern #48-50), but there's also discussion of the issues before the fall of Hal Jordan (#46-47) and the rise of Kyle Rayner (#51-53).
.: 53:40 :: 26.3 MB :: 09 December 2015 :.
828: Things happen in Marvel Two-in-One #7 and The Brave and the Bold #116. What those things are, Dan and Mike aren't so sure.
.: 43:20 :: 21.4 MB :: 08 December 2015 :.
827: Celebrity Q&A Session with Hayley Atwell, a Fan Expo Canada 2015 panel. Before that, however, Mike puts out a plea for an injured friend. To help her, please visit https://www.crowdrise.com/marciabrennersepicbi.
.: 1:01:45 :: 30.0 MB :: 07 December 2015 :.
826: As Mike discusses All-New Wolverine #1-2, Scooby-Doo Team-Up #13, and All-New, All-Different Avengers #1 he changes his opinion on Marvel's legacy characters. And maybe Scooby-Doo.
.: 44:05 :: 21.6 MB :: 06 December 2015 :.
825: For the fourth of Ian Wilson's Twelve Labours of Comic Reel-lief, our British host must brave new territory by recording a solo commentary of a comic book movie. So, rolling back the years, the film in question is the first movie Ian ever reviewed for Earth-2.net: Blade. It's listen-along fun!
.: 2:09:40 :: 62.6 MB :: 05 December 2015 :.
824: Celebrity Q&A Session with Jenna Coleman, a Fan Expo Canada 2015 panel.
.: 59:00 :: 28.6 MB :: 04 December 2015 :.
823: Grab some paper and a pencil, because it's time for the December Previews episode! Bill & Ted Go to Hell, Wonder Woman: Earth One, Bloody Mary, Astro City, and so much more!
.: 41:30 :: 20.4 MB :: 03 December 2015 :.
822: In the first of two Space: 1999 Power Records episodes, Mike presents Breakaway, Death's Other Dominion, and Mission of the Darians!
.: 45:10 :: 22.2 MB :: 02 December 2015 :.
821: Mike kicks off the 2015 Earth-2.net: The Show Advent Calendar with reviews of the Dean Cain / Big Show movie Vendetta, and the Dan Jurgens / Lee Weeks comic Superman: Lois & Clark #1.
.: 56:40 :: 27.6 MB :: 01 December 2015 :.
820: Mike butchers his way through the November Previews.
.: 47:25 :: 23.1 MB :: 17 November 2015 :.
819: Will and Dan return to discuss the many and myriad versions of The Avengers in cartoon form. Also: Force Works!
.: 1:13:10 :: 35.7 MB :: 14 November 2015 :.
818: The third of Ian Wilson's Twelve Labours of Comic Reel-lief is the hardest to date as the PanDemon has challenged him to undertake a lists episode without Tom "Stavros" Hemmings. Hear Ian attempt to keep the format sailing smoothly as he discusses the best and worst representations of female characters in comic book movies, as well as the most sexually pleasing female character on screen. But who is Ian's co-host? Will Ackerman? Hannah Krueger? Adham Fisher? Stavros in a falsetto voice? It's definitely one of them!
.: 2:20:35 :: 67.8 MB :: 07 November 2015 :.
817: Ten years ago today, Earth-2.net: The Show was born! To celebrate, the E2 gang took a look at movies and TV shows which were once in the future but are now in the past. Dan and Mike tackle the Back to the Future trilogy! Ian, Dave, and Jim Moon dive into Escape from New York! Will and James sit down to watch "Lisa's Wedding," from The Simpsons! And Hannah and Will suit-up for Neon Genesis Evangelion!
.: 7:06:30 :: 207.6 MB :: 25 October 2015 :.
816: It's 21 October 2015, and, to honor the date made famous by Back to the Future Part II, Earth-2.net: The Show presents the Back to the Future Read-Along Adventures book.
.: 29:00 :: 14.4 MB :: 21 October 2015 :.
815: Taking on the government this time, King Christian and Prime Minister Wilson honor their favorite leaders, condemn the most irritating bureaucrats, and determine the worst rulers ever to take office. Prepare for occasional spoilers; be prepared for some outrageous puns. Although Skype's rebelling, it isn't too telling. And responses from feedback? There's tons. Yes, their teeth and positions are out — List and Shout!
.: 1:21:45 :: 39.6 MB :: 20 October 2015 :.
814: It's fall, so you know what that means? The TV 101 Fall Preview Special. Will goes through a host of new shows and finds some that look decent, some that look terrible, one he already hates, and a trend that runs through a ton of them. Once he mentions it, you'll see it everywhere.
.: 1:14:00 :: 36.0 MB :: 10 October 2015 :.
813: October Previews and caffeine combine to form this episode.
.: 50:30 :: 24.8 MB :: 06 October 2015 :.
812: The second of Ian Wilson's Twelve Labours of Comic Reel-lief is here, tasking the host with getting caught up on the comic book movies of 2015. On the slate are: Kingsman: The Secret Service (the latest Mark Millar / Matthew Vaughan collaboration), Avengers: Age of Ultron (the second Marvel Studios mondo team-up movie), Ant-Man (the final instalment of Marvel's Second Phase). And there's also been a Fantastic Four movie this summer, which, too, gets reviewed in this segment!
.: 1:23:15 :: 40.2 MB :: 03 October 2015 :.
811: Though the opening and closing of this episode are a bit different, sandwiched neatly in the middle you'll find Mike reading the September Previews.
.: 45:57 :: 22.7 MB :: 15 September 2015 :.
810: Nintendo nostalgia, the Midlands, and a new sub-segment penetrate List and Shout as Pandy and Christian review their favorite trademarked monsters, rave about the best classic monster incarnations, and rip into the lamest monsters ever conceived. Also, Christian confesses to a sin, and Pandy poses a challenge for Mike.
.: 1:17:00 :: 37.3 MB :: 01 September 2015 :.
809: Four long years before the release of Bryan Singer's X-Men there was Generation X. Debuting on Fox in 1996 and adapted from a Marvel comic of the same name, it serves as the very first live-action X-Men movie. Join Dan and Mike as they spend 90 minutes discussing not only this made-for-TV movie, but also changes in a character's race, Night Court, The Real World, and the awesomeness that is Matt Frewer.
.: 1:32:50 :: 44.9 MB :: 25 August 2015 :.
808: As punishment for his quiet abandonment of the Comic Reel-lief imprint, demonic forces have forced Ian Wilson out of his hiding place and tasked him with 12 Herculean tasks — AKA The Twelve Labours of Comic Reel-lief! The first labour requires Earth-2.net's British correspondent to finally deliver a retrospective of the Comic Book Movies of 2014, which features the return of Kazooioke, a guest appearance from Statistician Ian and the long-awaited Comic Reel-lief review of Guardians of the Galaxy.
.: 1:03:30 :: 31.0 MB :: 22 August 2015 :.
807: The August Previews episode features so many Marvel solicitations, Mike has to insert a bumper to comfort his failing voice.
.: 51:55 :: 25.5 MB :: 18 August 2015 :.
806: Dan and Wendee recap Boston Comic Con 2015.
.: 1:54:50 :: 55.5 MB :: 15 August 2015 :.
805: In this delicious and disgusting edition of List and Shout, Pandy and Christian discuss their favorite cooks, the worst cooks, and the least appetizing meals of all time. They then respond to feedback from the segment's second and third episodes. Bort bort bort!
.: 1:00:55 :: 29.4 MB :: 13 August 2015 :.
804: The Thing joins forces with Dr. Strange to right the fates of several New Yorkers (Marvel Two-in-One #6), and The Atom pulls a Weekend at Bernie's with Batman (The Brave and the Bold #115).
.: 54:50 :: 26.9 MB :: 04 August 2015 :.
803: Mike opens two Comic Blocks, discusses the casting of Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, and closes out the episode with a review of Darth Vader #1-6.
.: 40:50 :: 20.1 MB :: 21 July 2015 :.
802: Bane '66 torments Batman, Vampirella meets Xenomorphs on Mars, and The Maestro plans deicide! All this and more in the July Previews!
.: 29:55 :: 14.7 MB :: 14 July 2015 :.
801: Sure, it's a touch late in the month, but that doesn't mean the June Previews was forgotten about.
.: 31:15 :: 15.5 MB :: 20 June 2015 :.
800: There must be a reason episode 800 of Earth-2.net: The Show is being released on 12 June 2015. There must also be a reason the topic is Logan's Run. And surely there's a reason the three hosts are Dave Probert, Dan Toland, and Michael Sims. But what could that reason be? (Note: Please pardon the slight echo.)
.: 2:19:40 :: 67.6 MB :: 12 June 2015 :.
799: Dave shrouds himself in mystery as he, Ian, and Mike discuss The Shadow from 1994! Also: How meta can an outtake get? Listen to the entire show to find out!
.: 3:15:15 :: 94.0 MB :: 11 June 2015 :.
798: In this brand new segment, Dan and Mike take a look at the two Flash TV pilots. How does the 1990 show hold up, will the guys stick with the modern series, and what pushed Wendee too far?
.: 1:52:20 :: 54.3 MB :: 10 June 2015 :.
797: Pandy and Christian dance around Game of Thrones spoilers and play the Bennett Death Game throughout this army-oriented edition of List and Shout! This time, the two men wade through their favorite soldiers, the best corps, and the least fit for duty in all of fiction.
.: 1:09:05 :: 33.5 MB :: 09 June 2015 :.
796: Earth-2.net: The Show's 2015 Game of Superfight, a C2E2 2015 special.
.: 1:54:55 :: 55.3 MB :: 08 June 2015 :.
795: Farewell to Fables, a C2E2 2015 panel.
.: 1:08:50 :: 33.5 MB :: 07 June 2015 :.
794: "Marry, Do or Kill?" What Will it Take to Shatter Female Stereotypes in Comics?, a C2E2 2015 panel.
.: 1:08:50 :: 33.5 MB :: 07 June 2015 :.
793: Yellow Fever, Yellow Peril, and the Yellow Ranger: Asian Americans in Geek Culture & History, a C2E2 2015 panel.
.: 1:02:55 :: 30.7 MB :: 06 June 2015 :.
792: WTF is Going On?, a C2E2 2015 panel.
.: 1:05:25 :: 32.1 MB :: 06 June 2015 :.
791: Kick-Ass Women of SHIELD, a C2E2 2015 panel.
.: 1:00:10 :: 29.3 MB :: 05 June 2015 :.
790: Mark and Bill Fix Comics, a C2E2 2015 panel.
.: 1:07:10 :: 32.7 MB :: 03 June 2015 :.
789: Jason Momoa Spotlight, a C2E2 2015 panel.
.: 1:00:50 :: 29.6 MB :: 02 June 2015 :.
788: The Cinder Spires: Spotlight on Jim Butcher, a C2E2 2015 panel.
.: 1:04:45 :: 31.4 MB :: 02 June 2015 :.
787: Charlaine Harris Spotlight, a C2E2 2015 panel.
.: 59:15 :: 28.8 MB :: 01 June 2015 :.
786: Dynamite Entertainment: Comic Book Secrets Revealed, a C2E2 2015 panel.
.: 57:25 :: 28.1 MB :: 31 May 2015 :.
785: New drugs are discovered, old wounds are reopened, and madness is dissected in this effervescent edition of List and Shout! This time, Pandy and Christian delve into their favorite scientists, both sane and mad, and rank the daftest inventions in all of fiction. In addition, the hosts honor late screen legends, make dubious choices, and respond to early feedback.
.: 1:21:15 :: 39.4 MB :: 30 May 2015 :.
784: Hey, Gurlfriend salutes their favorite Marvel Comics Captain. No, not Steve Rogers. With a new movie on the horizon, Will and Hannah present a brief primer on Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel. From stock girlfriend to New York superhero, from times she doesn't want to remember to the current Golden Age of Carol, everything is explored.
.: 1:11:50 :: 34.9 MB :: 23 May 2015 :.
783: Dan and Will join forces once more, this time to discuss every Fantastic Four cartoon to date!
.: 1:09:20 :: 33.8 MB :: 12 May 2015 :.
782: Mike reads through the May Previews, and finds himself excited by Star Trek / Green Lantern #1, the return of the 1998 Black Panther series, and Batgirl Annual #3.
.: 32:25 :: 15.9 MB :: 05 May 2015 :.
781: In an all-singing, all-dancing Hey, Gurlfriend (except only one host ever sings and you can't really see the dancing), Hannah and Will look at the last 15 years of musicals before talking about Into the Woods. Movies are praised, a few are trashed, and did we mention that Will sings at one point? We're sorry about that.
.: 1:15:05 :: 36.5 MB :: 31 March 2015 :.
780: Answering Mike's call for new segments, Pandy and Christian debut List and Shout!, a semi-serious, semi-subjective look at characters across all of fiction. In this inaugural edition, the hosts rank both their favorite and worst teachers, in addition to the least effective head teachers. Along the way, the hosts discuss sentient rooms from space, give childish names to their Pokemon rivals, and both pan and praise one particular character in equal measure.
.: 1:19:20 :: 38.4 MB :: 21 March 2015 :.
779: It's time for Mike to stumble his way through the Previews catalog!
.: 51:30 :: 25.2 MB :: 17 March 2015 :.
778: Dan and Wendee deliver their report of Arisia 2015. Along the way the topic diverts to such things as the uselessness of shadowcasting television programs and fans who are douchenozzles.
.: 1:40:15 :: 48.5 MB :: 24 February 2015 :.
777: Mike puts a call out for new segments, then he reads through the February edition of Previews. This episode brought to you by Cool, Refreshing Water.
.: 46:35 :: 22.9 MB :: 17 February 2015 :.
776: For as long as there have been games, there have been tie-ins to other media. In this TV 101, Will takes a look at some of them, both video- and board-based. Some are good, some are bad, some are just bizarre. Also: terrible Dave Coulier jokes, a theory on how Donna Martin graduated, and inappropriate behavior from the Desperate Housewives.
.: 43:05 :: 21.2 MB :: 14 February 2015 :.
775: As the 2014 Earth-2.net: The Show Advent Calendar comes to a close, it would seem The Ghost of Christmas Past is upon us! Join Des and Mike (from 2008) as they cover Fantastic Four #5-8. Time-traveling, pirates, and Doctor Doom! And that's all from one issue! Also, from the letters pages: fans-turned writers, fantasy casting, and casual sexism.
.: 1:50:30 :: 53.6 MB :: 25 December 2014 :.
774: TV 101 is bringing you a double helping of festive happiness. First, yes listeners, there is a Santa Claus and no one ever seems to think about the deeper ramifications of this revelation. Then, Will takes a look at three forgotten Christmas specials that probably should have stayed this way. All this and why Jeffy is terrible.
.: 42:00 :: 20.6 MB :: 24 December 2014 :.
773: Please enjoy this episode of The Henry Morgan Show entitled "Christmas Story."
.: 35:00 :: 17.2 MB :: 24 December 2014 :.
772: It's time for The Show to get literary on your ass with Little Women.
.: 18:50 :: 9.8 MB :: 22 December 2014 :.
771: Gather 'round children, and listen to another Christmas story by Charles Dickens: The Cricket on the Hearth. A Fairy Tale of Home.
.: 31:00 :: 15.3 MB :: 21 December 2014 :.
770: Today it's The Amazing Adventures of Holo-Man!
.: 18:10 :: 9.2 MB :: 20 December 2014 :.
769: Sherlock Holmes stars in "The Blue Carbuncle," a Christmas adventure.
.: 35:35 :: 17.4 MB :: 20 December 2014 :.
768: Peter Pan Records presents these three (awful) stories: "Jaws of the Shark," "The Sacred Killer Shark," and "Treasure of the Sharks."
.: 32:25 :: 16.2 MB :: 19 December 2014 :.
767: Jimmy Stewart stars in "Britt Ponsett's Christmas Carol," an episode of The Six Shooter.
.: 34:55 :: 17.0 MB :: 18 December 2014 :.
766: You Better Not Shout
You Better Not Cry
You Better Not Pout
I'm Telling You Why
Hannah and Will are Covering their Favorite Santas.
.: 36:00 :: 17.7 MB :: 17 December 2014 :.
765: Today you'll hear three Power Records starring Scooby-Doo: Scooby-Doo and the Mystery of the Strange Paw Prints, Scooby-Doo and the Mystery of the Sticky Money, and Scooby-Doo and the Mystery of the Rider Without a Head.
.: 32:05 :: 16.0 MB :: 16 December 2014 :.
764: The Celebrity Q&A Session with Stephen Amell, a Fan Expo Canada 2014 panel.
.: 1:04:20 :: 31.2 MB :: 15 December 2014 :.
763: The Six Million Dollar Man: Hear 4 Exciting Christmas Adventures presents "The Toymaker," "The Kris Kringle Caper," "Christmas Lights," and "Elves' Revolt." Plus, an extra-special treat.
.: 40:40 :: 20.0 MB :: 13 December 2014 :.
762: Rarely have Hannah and Will had as many mixed feelings for a film as they do about The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1. While many elements burn bright, others left them feeling cold. Also, a discussion of the practice of releasing films in multiple parts.
.: 52:30 :: 25.7 MB :: 12 December 2014 :.
761: The Celebrity Q&A Session with the cast of The Walking Dead, a Fan Expo Canada 2014 panel.
.: 46:40 :: 22.8 MB :: 11 December 2014 :.
760: The Batman Mystery Club presents "The Monster of Dumphreys Hall."
.: 17:55 :: 8.9 MB :: 10 December 2014 :.
759: The Legendary Stan Lee, a Fan Expo Canada 2014 panel.
.: 36:05 :: 17.6 MB :: 09 December 2014 :.
758: It's been over a year in the making but Ian Wilson and Tom Hemmings are back with another Comic Reel-lief Lists episode! Definitely recorded back in June (despite Tom's attempts to break kayfabe), the duo weigh in on their Top 10 Best and Worst Love Interests, as well as the Best Mentors.They also ask important questions such as whether ducks are really animals, and what Batman's safe word is. The hosts also detail exactly how The Spirit was made, use a Bond girl as a yardstick for inappropriate casting, make terrible picks from the Thor franchise, and make sense of Superman Returns through the lyricism of Avril Lavigne.
.: 3:01:40 :: 87.5 MB :: 08 December 2014 :.
757: Adventure Time Screening with John DiMaggio and Hynden Walch, a Fan Expo Canada 2014 panel.
.: 30:05 :: 14.7 MB :: 07 December 2014 :.
756: Mike renames Darth Vader in the December Previews episode.
.: 23:15 :: 11.6 MB :: 06 December 2014 :.
755: The CBS Radio Mystery Theater presents "A Very Private Miracle."
.: 1:00:35 :: 29.7 MB :: 05 December 2014 :.
754: The 2014 Advent Calendar takes a turn for the sinister as Will Ackerman and TV 101 bring you a look at villainous protagonists. Why do we watch them, what does this say about ourselves, and who's getting an extra large chunk of coal this season from Santa?
.: 43:15 :: 21.0 MB :: 04 December 2014 :.
753: Colin Baker, a Rhode Island Comic Con 2014 panel. (Notice a pattern?)
.: 47:00 :: 23.0 MB :: 03 December 2014 :.
752: The Celebrity Q&A Session with Arthur Darvill, a Fan Expo Canada 2014 panel.
.: 44:10 :: 21.6 MB :: 02 December 2014 :.
751: The 2014 Earth-2.net: The Show Advent Calendar kicks off with The Celebrity Q&A Session with Matt Smith, a Fan Expo Canada 2014 panel.
.: 43:45 :: 21.3 MB :: 01 December 2014 :.
750: Cover-dated November 1939, Marvel Comics #1 changed the world. With the debuts of The Human Torch and Namor, comic books, radio, television, and movies would never be the same. On this ninth anniversary episode of Earth-2.net: The Show, a slew of hosts come together to celebrate 75 years of the highs and lows of Marvel Entertainment. Listen in to hear conversations about Marvel Comics #1, Tales of Suspense, Grant Morrison, Howard the Duck, and the X-Men cartoons. Plus: Too many surprises to count!
.: 7:59:40 :: 230.9 MB :: 01 November 2014 :.
749: The two-part Halloween series concludes with Diary of Fate: John Carthage Entry!
.: 33:35 :: 16.4 MB :: 31 October 2014 :.
748: One man's greed leads to his doom in Diary of Fate: Peter Drake Entry.
.: 34:45 :: 17.1 MB :: 30 October 2014 :.
747: Continuing their yearly look at the kids shows that shaped them, Kellen Scrivens and Will Ackerman celebrate the 20th anniversary of Gargoyles. Also: crazy theories, mind-blowing revelations, a public service announcement, a connection to another Earth-2.net podcast, and a much smaller retrospective hidden inside. We might not be defenders of the night, but we are fans of Gargoyles.
.: 2:11:10 :: 63.4 MB :: 28 October 2014 :.
746: While Hannah was generally impressed with New York Comic Con 2014, Dan and Wendee were much less impressed with Boston Comic Con 2014.
.: 1:36:10 :: 46.5 MB :: 21 October 2014 :.
745: As Mike reads through the October Previews, he explains why there was no September Previews episode, heavily promotes a book, and tries not to cough.
.: 38:35 :: 19.0 MB :: 11 October 2014 :.
744: Monty Python Week sods off with the group's 1973 album The Monty Python Matching Tie and Handkerchief.
.: 46:05 :: 22.7 MB :: 10 October 2014 :.
743: Christian Honoré and Tom Hemmings close this week's coverage of Python proper by going over its swan song, The Meaning of Life, as well as the group's ultimate disbanding and the death of Graham Chapman.
.: 52:50 :: 25.9 MB :: 09 October 2014 :.
742: Collaborating for a third time, Christian of Germantown and Ian of Newcastle now turn their attention to a film beloved and banned the world over: Monty Python's Life of Brian. Is it a blasphemous attack on the life and works of Christ, or a bold comedic masterpiece and the creative highpoint of Monty Python?
.: 1:03:00 :: 30.7 MB :: 08 October 2014 :.
741: Pandy investigates John Cleese's post-Flying Circus TV series Fawlty Towers. He is joined by newbie to both the show and podcasting: his wife Kelly, who's now the third Wilson on Earth-2.net. They discuss the the show as a whole, its legacy, and look at some of the shocking cultural and societal values on the show. Kelly considers what she would do when faced with a dead body, and Pandy's rose-tinted memories of the Major are crushed.
.: 24:45 :: 12.3 MB :: 07 October 2014 :.
740: What is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow? How do you know that someone's a witch? And can you wield supreme executive power if a watery tart throws a sword at you?Join moose-trainer Christian and moose-special-effects artist Pandy as they muse upon these and other moose-related matters raised by Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
.: 35:35 :: 17.4 MB :: 06 October 2014 :.
739: And now for something completely different. Forty-five years ago today, a naughty little program aired on BBC1 that would transform the comedic landscape forever: Monty Python's Flying Circus. Kicking off a new weeklong event on Earth-2.net: The Show, Christian Honoré teams up with Dan Toland to discuss how they got into the show, the ups and downs of its four seasons, and the six Pythons themselves before each ranks their Top 10 personal favorite sketches.
.: 1:25:05 :: 41.2 MB :: 05 October 2014 :.
738: It's a new TV season, so Will and TV 101 are back to preview the Fall 2014 line-up. There's some cautious optimism, outright hatred, and genuine enthusiasm. Also, what show is Will's bet for eventual cancellation this year? Tune in to find out!
.: 1:04:55 :: 31.5 MB :: 30 September 2014 :.
737: As Captain America and The Thing fight to save humanity in the year 3014, the original Guardians of the Galaxy stop by to lend a hand (Marvel Two-in-One #5). And speaking of lending a hand, Aquaman attempts to save Gotham City by killing 200 people (The Brave and the Bold #114).
.: 42:20 :: 20.9 MB :: 16 September 2014 :.
736: What happens when Will stops being polite and starts being real? The TV 101 Reality TV episode! We ask the question: is reality TV worth saving? But first, listen as we go through the history of this genre from it's roots to the post-Kardashian wasteland of today. Plus, Will admits to being a bit too much of a fan of yet another thing. What? He didn't come here to make friends.
.: 50:25 :: 24.5 MB :: 09 September 2014 :.
735: In this Earth-2-in-1: Captain America breaks some backs while The Thing punches a lion in the face (Marvel Two-in-One #4), Batman is forced into retirement by the mayor which somehow leads to Wayne Enterprises being held hostage (The Brave and the Bold #113), and the Wundarr "storyline" finally gets puts to rest.
.: 50:00 :: 24.8 MB :: 02 September 2014 :.
734: After answering a voicemail, Mike reads through the August Previews.
.: 1:32:50 :: 45.0 MB :: 26 August 2014 :.
733: Tired of no one celebrating Earth-2.net: The Show's lifespan, and therefore him by extension, Ian Wilson brings you the biggest Comic Reel-lief ever, charting his contributions to the podcast through the medium of past X-Men film reviews! The segment culminates with a review of X-Men: Days of Future Past. There are clip montages, long words, and personal insights into the evolution of the segment that would become Comic Reel-lief. If you can stand spoilers, and the typical obnoxiousness exuded by the host, then strap in for some British Broadcasting, inCorporatin' Marvel's Magnificent Mutants! And Storm.
.: 1:24:05 :: 40.8 MB :: 12 August 2014 :.
732: Despite some ironic sleepiness from one of the hosts, Hey, Gurlfriend is back with a look at the fairy tale Sleeping Beauty, as well as its many versions. This includes its multiple written forms, an animated film, and an in-depth review of the most recent adaptation: Maleficent. Also, there are many incorrect words, discussions of fairy tale princes needing to accept that no means no, and a look ahead to future segments that Disney is forcing upon the hosts.
.: 1:13:45 :: 35.7 MB :: 22 July 2014 :.
731: While reading through the July Previews, Mike creates a drinking game, calls back to an episode from eight years ago, and embarrasses himself to no end.
.: 1:13:20 :: 35.6 MB :: 08 July 2014 :.
730: Ian Wilson debuts a brand new spin-off for Comic Reel-lief: The Soapbox. Allowing a guest the chance to dictate a conversation about a comic book movie in spoilerific terms, the very first Soapbox is used to discuss Man of Steel, as well as A Good Day to Die Hard for some reason. Moreover, the very first Soapbox marks the return of Adham Fisher.
.: 1:44:30 :: 50.5 MB :: 01 July 2014 :.
729: Hey, Gurlfriend looks at its first video game as Will and Hannah take a glance back at the Kingdom Hearts franchise. Join them as they try to make sense of an increasingly complex plot, discuss the highlights and lowlights of the series, and look towards its future. All this and a bit of shipping.
.: 1:45:10 :: 50.9 MB :: 17 June 2014 :.
728: What started as a Facebook discussion over a comic book convention's new, controversial pricing model led to this segment where Dan and Wendee, along with Hannah and Will, talk about the pros, cons, and future of said pricing structure.
.: 1:28:50 :: 43.0 MB :: 10 June 2014 :.
727: Mike reads through the June Previews, and quickly forgets how to pronounce "concrete." He also has something to say about Krang's new exo-suit.
.: 47:55 :: 23.5 MB :: 03 June 2014 :.
726: Mike finally recaps C2E2 2014, then Ian Wilson gives his thoughts on The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
.: 55:55 :: 27.1 MB :: 24 May 2014 :.
725: Earth-2.net: The Show's 2014 Game of Cards Against Humanity, a C2E2 2014 special.
.: 1:25:30 :: 41.2 MB :: 13 May 2014 :.
724: As Mike reads through the May Previews, he gives his thoughts about DC Comics' upcoming new take on Dick Grayson.
.: 50:24 :: 24.7 MB :: 10 May 2014 :.
723: Stan Lee Spotlight, a C2E2 2014 panel.
.: 52:45 :: 25.6 MB :: 04 May 2014 :.
722: The Let's Play Panel, a C2E2 2014 panel.
.: 46:55 :: 23.1 MB :: 03 May 2014 :.
721: Aw Yeah, Dark Horse, a C2E2 2014 panel.
.: 1:03:45 :: 31.2 MB :: 03 May 2014 :.
720: Geek Geek Revolution, a C2E2 2014 panel.
.: 1:06:40 :: 32.4 MB :: 02 May 2014 :.
719: Power Rangers Reunion, a C2E2 2014 panel.
.: 1:04:25 :: 31.2 MB :: 02 May 2014 :.
718: Gay Characters and Creators Panel, a C2E2 2014 panel.
.: 1:03:50 :: 31.1 MB :: 02 May 2014 :.
717: In Defense of YA, a C2E2 2014 panel.
.: 1:04:40 :: 31.5 MB :: 01 May 2014 :.
716: Inside the Creator's Studio with Mark Waid and Buddy Scalera, a C2E2 2014 panel.
.: 1:00:50 :: 29.6 MB :: 01 May 2014 :.
715: Dark Horse Presents: Gail Simone, a C2E2 2014 panel.
.: 59:10 :: 28.8 MB :: 01 May 2014 :.
714: The Official First Comics Relaunch Panel, a C2E2 2014 panel.
.: 53:35 :: 26.3 MB :: 29 April 2014 :.
713: Graphic Novels: Super Classroom Tools for Tolerance and Taming Aggression, a C2E2 2014 panel.
.: 1:03:20 :: 30.7 MB :: 29 April 2014 :.
712: For better or worse, how we watch TV has changed. In this TV 101, Will explores how we've gone from four black and white channels to weekend binge sessions. How did we get here, what are some of the benefits of binging, and why is it the same as smoking a joint? All this and Julia Stiles as the most embarrassing hacker of all time.
.: 49:30 :: 24.2 MB :: 22 April 2014 :.
711: For the first proper Comic Reel-lief of 2014, Ian Wilson casts his views on two sequels of past comic book movies. Those being, 300: Rise of an Empire and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Spoilers are abound, so listen at your audio peril!
.: 27:40 :: 13.8 MB :: 15 April 2014 :.
710: In this edition of Earth-2-in-1, Daredevil is unsuccessful in his attempt to steal the Fantasticar (Marvel Two-in-One #3), Batman puts on a wacky hat (The Brave and the Bold #112), and Dan tells a Marvel versus DC tale that sends Mike into a laughing fit.
.: 50:45 :: 24.9 MB :: 08 April 2014 :.
709: April is here, and so is this month's Previews episode.
.: 43:40 :: 21.5 MB :: 01 April 2014 :.
708: Once more, Mike is joined by Dave and Ian for an installment of Pulp Diction! This time out, the guys put a cap on their loose aviation trilogy by discussing Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. Additional topics include the history of air raid sirens, the brilliance of Pokémon Snap, and weird names for kids. Also, by the end of the review, they reveal their next two movies.
.: 3:19:28 :: 96.1 MB :: 29 March 2014 :.
707: Mike battles his allergies as he brings you the March Previews.
.: 50:40 :: 24.7 MB :: 18 March 2014 :.
706: Hey, Gurlfriend returns as Will and Hannah discuss The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Did they like it more than the original? Along the way, an argument for polyamory pops up, bad accents are attempted, and wubbies are mourned. Oh, and Will verbally fellates Jennifer Lawrence. A lot.
.: 1:10:45 :: 34.5 MB :: 08 March 2014 :.
705: Faster than you can say "Zany Bob Haney," Dan and Mike return with another installment of Earth-2-in-1. This time around, their attention is on Marvel Two-in-One #2 and The Brave and the Bold #111.
.: 53:20 :: 26.2 MB :: 11 February 2014 :.
704: Fresh on the heels of the January edition comes the February Previews episode!
.: 53:30 :: 26.0 MB :: 08 February 2014 :.
703: Ian Wilson stops by for the annual Comic Reel-lief end-of-year review / preview of this year's upcoming films. Just what does the exaggerated Englishman think about 2 Guns, Bullet to the Head, Kick-Ass 2, Oblivion, Red 2, RIPD, and The Wolverine? And what wonders of the sub-genre await for 2014?
.: 1:05:10 :: 31.6 MB :: 04 February 2014 :.
702: It's been four months since the last installment, but Earth-2-in-1 has returned! This time, Dan and Mike look at Marvel Two-in-One #1 (in which The Thing aims to knock Man-Thing's head off) and The Brave and the Bold #110 (in which Batman and Wildcat take on an evil oil corporation).
.: 56:15 :: 27.6 MB :: 01 February 2014 :.
701: January may be coming to a close, but that doesn't mean it's too late to hear the Previews episode.
.: 42:15 :: 20.7 MB :: 28 January 2014 :.
700: This year, Earth-2.net celebrates its 10th anniversary. As such, each month you'll be treated to something special on the site. Kicking off the festivities is this gem from deep within the Earth-2.net archives. In 2008, Des and Mike recorded four episodes of a podcast that was to be called The Fantasticast. Their aim was to read and discuss every single issue of Fantastic Four, starting with Fantastic Four #1-4 from 1961. Why did the show never become a fully realized reality? For that answer, you'll need to listen to Mike's intro. After that, however, you'll hear the first installment of said unaired show, filled with now-dated references, one of the best Freudian slips ever, letters of dubious origin, and so much more. Enjoy!
.: 1:53:30 :: 55.0 MB :: 21 January 2014 :.
699: Jason Fabok, Yanick Paquette, and David Finch discuss digital art, the movement away from inkers, and more in this panel from the 2013 Christmas Comic Con 2.
.: 34:00 :: 16.8 MB :: 07 January 2014 :.
698: First up, a panel featuring Arvell Jones and Keith Pollard from the 2013 Christmas Comic Con 2. Then, Mike gives his thoughts on The Amazing Spider-Man #700.1 and 700.2.
.: 33:15 :: 16.4 MB :: 04 January 2014 :.
697: Before the year is out, there's just enough time to squeeze in a 30th anniversary special for a show that most history geeks hold close to their hearts: Blackadder. Hosted by Earth-2.net's very own Blackadder and Baldrick (Christian Honoré and Ian Wilson), this episode runs through the unaired 1982 pilot, all four series, plus the specials: Blackadder: The Cavalier Years, Blackadder's Christmas Carol, and Blackadder: Back & Forth. Quite simply, it's the whole damn dynasty!
.: 2:18:15 :: 66.7 MB :: 31 December 2013 :.
696: The final Hey, Gurlfriend of 2013 chills out by looking at Disney's most recent animated film: Frozen. From the beautiful music to Kristen Bell, there's so much gushing going on. Also, Will gives some advice to live by.
.: 59:05 :: 28.8 MB :: 28 December 2013 :.
695: The 2013 Earth-2.net: The Show Advent Calendar finishes with a little Disney magic as Kellen and Will review Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse. While it may reuse some footage from the show it's based on, how can you go wrong when you wrap it around "Donald on Ice," "Pluto's Christmas Tree," "The Nutcracker," and "Mickey's Christmas Carol." Merry Christmas everyone!
.: 57:45 :: 28.2 MB :: 25 December 2013 :.
694: 'Twas the day before Christmas and on the podcast, Kellen and Chris were there having a blast. Watching episodes from The Simpsons' golden age, and not new stuff that might send them into a rage. "Miracle on Evergreen Terrace" is first, where Bart creates for Springfield a robbery thirst. Following that is "Grift of the Magi," where school may be saved but for deception and lies. And while I know versions of this poem like this are quite trite, I still say Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!
.: 59:45 :: 29.0 MB :: 24 December 2013 :.
693: As Kellen and Adham Fisher find out, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is at first glance a harmless Christmas special from Rankin / Bass. However, it doesn't take long to realize that this special contains the most evil character in any Christmas special, worse than the Grinch, the Wet Bandits, and the Satanic Woodland Critters. No, it's not the Abominable Snow Monster of the North. It's Donner.
.: 56:40 :: 27.5 MB :: 23 December 2013 :.
692: As far as modern classic Christmas movies go, Kellen doesn't think there are many better than 2003's Elf. Find out why he feels the movie walks the fine line of playing with tropes, while being so genuine at the same time.
.: 41:25 :: 20.3 MB :: 22 December 2013 :.
691: It's a wonderful podcast today on Earth-2.net: The Show, as Will Ackerman takes over with a TV 101 all about It's a Wonderful Life. Then Will joins Kellen for the 2013 Earth-2.net: The Show Advent Calendar, where they review "It's a Wonderful Tiny Toons Christmas Special."
.: 1:14:45 :: 36.2 MB :: 21 December 2013 :.
690: Family Guy has never been one to shy away from corrupting wholesome childhood imagery in the name of laughs. To Kellen and Tom Hemmings, this is no more evident than in "Road to the North Pole," which sees a dystopian Santa's Workshop and a gift delivery that turns to a B&E / double murder.
.: 50:30 :: 24.5 MB :: 20 December 2013 :.
689: What happens when you take one of the greatest political satirists going today, remove said political satirizing, and replace it with a hodgepodge of musicians singing songs of wildly varying qualities? You get A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! To decipher the good from the bad, we turn to the Colbert Nation's own Kellen Scirvens and James Trenchard.
.: 43:10 :: 21.2 MB :: 19 December 2013 :.
688: Frosty the Snowman is one of Rankin / Bass' most well-known and beloved pieces of work. Frosty Returns, despite its title, has very little to do with the original. Kellen brings Adham Fisher back to the 2013 Earth-2.net: The Show Advent Calendar, and you'd be surprised who has the most negative view.
.: 1:03:35 :: 30.9 MB :: 18 December 2013 :.
687: In the 1990s, very few cartoons were as consistently funny as Animaniacs. However, as Kellen and Will found out, that level of consistency doesn't necessarily apply to Christmas episodes. Listen for yourself as they review "'Twas the Day Before Christmas" and "A Christmas Plotz."
.: 45:15 :: 22.0 MB :: 17 December 2013 :.
686: Kellen is joined by Chris Johnson to review one of the world's most beloved Christmas specials. From the mind of Dr. Seuss, the animation of Chuck Jones, the vocal stylings of Boris Karloff, and anchored by one of the most well-known Christmas song of all-time comes Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
.: 30:20 :: 14.9 MB :: 16 December 2013 :.
685: Someone at some point in the 1990s thought it would be a good idea to have Arnold Schwarzenegger star in a family Christmas comedy movie. The result was Jingle All the Way, and Kellen is joined by James Trenchard to make sense of it all.
.: 1:03:40 :: 31.0 MB :: 15 December 2013 :.
684: When it comes to unconventional Christmas celebrations, does it get much more unconventional than singing pieces of poo and a blood orgy involving adorable woodland critters? No, of course not. To make sense of it all, Kellen and Ian Wilson review South Park's "Mr. Hankey's Christmas Classics" and "Woodland Critter Christmas."
.: 1:00:30 :: 29.5 MB :: 14 December 2013 :.
683: One of the best parts of Christmas is the chance to get together with old friends and family you don't often see. While Christmas in Japan is very different from most of the Western world, Digimon's "A Very Digi Christmas" makes this a principle tennant of its story. Kellen is joined by Will Ackerman to discuss this episode.
.: 30:00 :: 14.7 MB :: 13 December 2013 :.
682: Kellen Scrivens loves Christmas. Adham Fisher does not. Kellen and Adham sat down to review Olive, the Other Reindeer. Kellen thinks that the special's opening number is fun, Adham is offended by the first line. Oh what fun awaits.
.: 1:08:05 :: 33.0 MB :: 12 December 2013 :.
681: Who doesn't love a Christmas episode that has its first airing in October and does not fit in with the present continuity? If that person is you, then you may not be a fan of Pokemon's "Holiday Hi-Jynx." To find out what Kellen and Chris Johnson felt about this episode you'll have to listen in as the 2013 Earth-2.net: The Show Advent Calendar continues.
.: 34:40 :: 16.9 MB :: 11 December 2013 :.
680: Christmas is about spending time with your family, be they blood, close friends, or the guys with the good drugs in prison. It's about making sure that you can give the best things to your family, regardless of the way how. And it's about looking back on how things used to be. To that end, Kellen and Brett Scrivens review the Trailer Park Boys special "Dear Santa Claus, Go Fuck Yourself."
.: 48:55 :: 23.9 MB :: 10 December 2013 :.
679: It's 09 December, which means it's the day that Abed and his mom meet to watch Rudolph, unless something new has happened in her life. In which case, Abed's world may degenerate into some sort of stop-motion animation. To bring the mood up, the gang tries to inject some glee into their lives, but is it enough to get them to Regionals? Find out as Kellen and Tom Hemmings review Community's Christmas episodes "Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas" and "Regional Holiday Music."
.: 1:02:55 :: 30.5 MB :: 09 December 2013 :.
678: No matter what decade it is, some things never change. Be it teenagers getting smashed at a party on Christmas vacation, a neighbor with really loud Christmas decorations, or some people being very cynical of the season. It's all here as Kellen and Chris Johnson look at two That '70s Show episodes: "Hyde's Christmas Rager" and "An Eric Forman Christmas."
.: 44:35 :: 21.7 MB :: 08 December 2013 :.
677: They say if the women don't find you handsome, they can at least find you handy. Very few people adhere to that philosophy quite as much as the incomparable Red Green. Join Kellen as we learn to cook our own Christmas dinner in a car, build our own one-horse open sleigh, and create a mobile Christmas carol machine as he reviews "A Wonderful Red Green Christmas" and "A Very Merry Red Green Christmas."
.: 40:45 :: 19.9 MB :: 07 December 2013 :.
676: Every kid has hoped that it could be Christmas every day of the year, but how would the world work if that really was the case? This is examined as Kellen and James Trenchard review The Fairly OddParents episode "Christmas Everyday!"
.: 30:54 :: 15.1 MB :: 06 December 2013 :.
675: While there are not going to be any Doctor Who Christmas episodes covered during the 2013 Earth-2.net: The Show Advent Calendar (you can hear those reviewed on Bigger on the Inside), today we get a Dalek appearance. Kellen and Ian Wilson discuss the Christmas special of one of Britain's most iconic characters in Merry Christmas, Mr. Bean.
.: 48:26 :: 23.6 MB :: 05 December 2013 :.
674: Kellen takes a trip way up North to the Evergreen Forest for day four of the 2013 Earth-2.net: The Show Advent Calendar to review The Christmas Raccoons. Following that, Mike reads through the December Previews.
.: 58:05 :: 28.2 MB :: 04 December 2013 :.
673: Chris Johnson joins Kellen for a nostalgic look at Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too.
.: 33:31 :: 16.4 MB :: 03 December 2013 :.
672: For the second day of the 2013 Earth-2.net: The Show Advent Calendar, Kellen sits down with Tom Hemmings to discuss the Christmas classic Home Alone.
.: 1:34:23 :: 45.7 MB :: 02 December 2013 :.
671: Kellen and Will open up the 2013 Earth-2.net: The Show Advent Calendar with A Charlie Brown Christmas!
.: 35:32 :: 17.4 MB :: 01 December 2013 :.
670: In the not-too-distant past
Last Sunday AD
There was a guy named Will
Not too different from you or me
He did a segment called TV 101
And there was a show that he really loved
He recorded an episode for its 25th year
But then he ended up gushing
And then it was so clear
If you can't wait to hear how it all started
And other history facts (la la la)
Then repeat to yourself, "It's just a show,
I should really just relax
For Mystery Science Theater 3000!"
.: 1:05:28 :: 31.6 MB :: 26 November 2013 :.
669: First, Ian Wilson looks at Thor: The Dark World in a solo Comic Reel-lief. Then Mike, having just completed the awesome cartoon that is Young Justice, discusses two Young Justice comic books: Young Justice #1 from 1998 and Young Justice #0 from 2011.
.: 55:50 :: 27.4 MB :: 19 November 2013 :.
668: Mike fumbles his way through the November Previews, which include: All-New Invaders #1, All-New X-Factor #1, Black Widow #1, Detective Comics #27, Red Lanterns #27, and more!
.: 54:18 :: 26.7 MB :: 05 November 2013 :.
667: Ian Wilson is back for Comic Reel-lief, and Tom Hemmings is back as well, meaning it's another lists segment! The two Englishmen look at the best and worst hero characterization under the Bizarro rules system first pioneered by Reddick & Sims. Ian can criticize DC and laud Marvel, but not the reverse. Whilst Tom can't slag off DC, nor praise Marvel. The rules are relaxed for their tertiary list: most evil villainous plan. Which character is condemned for wearing Aryan makeup? Who struggles to pronounce Rorschach? And just what will the banner image end up being?
.: 2:54:35 :: 84.1 MB :: 02 November 2013 :.
666: For the eighth anniversary of Earth-2.net: The Show, the episode number says it all! It's episode 666, and all things horror are on display. Dan and Wendee start things off with a conversation about "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." Then Ian and Dave are joined by Jim Moon to look at The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires. Will and Chris dive into Supernatural, and Des brings Darryll to The Show for a chat about the short film "Familiar." After that, it's Will, Hannah, and Rosemary's Baby. Then, Shana and Mike cap things off with Poltergeist.
.: 7:19:36 :: 211.4 MB :: 29 October 2013 :.
665: In this brand new segment, Mike begins his examination of the Devin Grayson era of Nightwing by covering Nightwing Annual #1, Nightwing and Huntress #1-4, and portions of Nightwing Secret Files.
.: 1:38:01 :: 47.5 MB :: 26 October 2013 :.
664: As Halloween draws near, Mike thought it appropriate to present The Witch's Tale episode "Graveyard Mansion."
.: 36:45 :: 18.0 MB :: 22 October 2013 :.
663: The Myth Arc is something more and more shows aspire to every year. What makes it so special, and how easy is it to mess it up? In this TV 101, Will takes a look at some of the more-admirable and less-encouraging attempts.
.: 42:06 :: 20.6 MB :: 15 October 2013 :.
662: In this experimental episode, Mike attempts to read through the October Previews in one take. No edits. All the blemishes. Be warned: It's mispronunciation-tastic!
.: 1:08:32 :: 33.4 MB :: 08 October 2013 :.
661: Dan and Mike are back with another installment of Earth-2-in-1. This time around, The Demon and Batman form a reluctant alliance in The Brave and the Bold #109, and The Thing aims to knock Iron Man's head off in Marvel Feature #12.
.: 52:34 :: 25.9 MB :: 01 October 2013 :.
660: A new TV season is upon us, and Will is here to tell you what's coming. Topics include: Will spending awhile ranting about one show in particular and why he might continue to watch it despite it being insane, recurring nostalgia, many shows that refuse to die, and a regrettable bet from the previous year. All this and more in the TV 101 Fall Preview Spectacular!
.: 1:22:28 :: 39.9 MB :: 24 September 2013 :.
659: Kelly Sue DeConnick returns to Ghost, Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti team-up for Harley Quinn, Joe Hill takes us to war with Thumbprint, and an old friend returns in Amazing X-Men. These are just some of the solicitations Mike reads through as he delivers the September Previews episode.
.: 42:30 :: 20.9 MB :: 17 September 2013 :.
658: Black & White Week concludes in a big way! First, Will sits down to talk about the early days of animation, then Dan joins him for a look at the Captain Marvel serials. DW returns for a chat with Dan about Godzilla, while James and Hannah cap things off with Citizen Kane. Stick around after the reviews, because there's still more: Shake and Blake hosts Dave Probert and Ian Wilson present a trailer for their next podcast! And, starting things off, Mike makes an announcement about Earth-2.net: The Show in the coming months.
.: 3:41:31 :: 106.7 MB :: 14 September 2013 :.
657: Black & White Week rolls on with Ian and Christian exploring Casablanca, then Hannah and Chris speak about Federico Fellini's 8 1/2.
.: 1:36:00 :: 46.4 MB :: 13 September 2013 :.
656: Black & White Week would not be complete without a discusson of an Alfred Hitchcock picture. To that end, James and Chris take a look at one of Hitchcock's best films: Shadow of a Doubt.
.: 59:45 :: 28.9 MB :: 12 September 2013 :.
655: Greetings, friends! As Black & White Week continues! Let us look at Ed Wood, and witness the career of a director considered to be the worst of all time. Hear the sworn testimony of Will on why he doesn't think Wood's that bad. Pull the string!
.: 46:54 :: 22.7 MB :: 11 September 2013 :.
654: Today, as Black & White Week continues, you'll receive two movie reviews! First, DW and Hannah team-up to cover Sabrina, starring Humphrey Bogart and Audrey Hepburn. Then Will and Kellen dive into Kevin Smith's breakout film, Clerks.
.: 1:45:05 :: 50.6 MB :: 10 September 2013 :.
653: DW and Chris Johnson discuss Fritz Lang's 1931 classic M as Earth-2.net's Black & White Week continues on Earth-2.net: The Show!
.: 56:55 :: 27.7 MB :: 09 September 2013 :.
652: Dan and Mike debut a new, yet familiar segment: Earth-2-in-1! In this, the first installment, the guys look at Marvel Feature #11 and The Brave and the Bold #108. Join them as they dive into the madness of Bob Haney.
.: 1:01:07 :: 29.9 MB :: 03 September 2013 :.
651: On this very day, 20 years ago one of the most successful children's action franchises of all time debuted: the often-imitated but never duplicated Power Rangers. In honor of this momentous occasion, Will Ackerman and Kellen Scrivens sit down to take a long look at everything from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers to Power Rangers in Space.
.: 4:28:10 :: 129.1 MB :: 28 August 2013 :.
650: Five years ago this month, Ian Wilson, James Deaux, and Michael David Sims began a journey named The Dark Knight Discussions. Their mission: Meticulously cover every Batman movie ever produced. Today, the trio finally reach their goal with The Dark Knight Rises. Prepare for dated references to all the things, Bane voices, a possible headdesk, and the shock of the ages: Ian Wilson reveals his true nationality! (Sorry for any audio glitches you may hear; Skype was not being helpful during this recording.)
.: 6:00:32 :: 173.7 MB :: 24 August 2013 :.
649: On-air production meetings. Timothy Dalton in drag. The new cartoon sensation Lothar & Chums. Gremlins 2 references. Racially insensitive German accents. A list of villains that can't be stopped by a kick to the balls. And some talk about The Rocketeer. Some.
.: 2:56:04 :: 84.9 MB :: 20 August 2013 :.
648: The August Previews episode is here!
.: 27:56 :: 13.9 MB :: 17 August 2013 :.
647: After two years, PotterWatch closes out with Aaron and Christian discussing both parts of the epic Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows! Listen as the two hosts discuss the best- and worst-realized characters and monsters, gush about a composer whose name neither of them can pronounce, and more!
.: 2:38:28 :: 76.6 MB :: 13 August 2013 :.
646: DC Comics, a Boston Comic Con 2013 panel.
.: 49:27 :: 24.0 MB :: 10 August 2013 :.
645: Neal Adams' Secrets of the Silver Age, a Boston Comic Con 2013 panel.
.: 49:38 :: 24.1 MB :: 06 August 2013 :.
644: Once again, Tom Hemmings joins Ian Wilson for another Comic Reel-lief lists episode, centered around the very best and worst comic book movie action sequences. Amongst the tangents that weren't cut out are Samuel L Jackson taking on Shakespearean dialog, Marvel characters inserted into seminal Disney moments, and the question of why Warner Bros. can't stop interfering with DC Comics film adaptations. Not only that, what are the greatest cameos in comic book movie history?
.: 2:38:35 :: 76.5 MB :: 30 July 2013 :.
643: Hey, Gurlfriend is celebrating Gay Pride Month (a little late) by discussing GLBT characters in science fiction and fantasy. Which character is at the forefront (hint, look at the album art), does Xena count, and why is space where no gay has gone before?
.: 1:05:35 :: 31.8 MB :: 23 July 2013 :.
642: Though it's a bit late in the month, Mike goes through the July Previews catalog.
.: 42:48 :: 21.0 MB :: 18 July 2013 :.
641: Strange things can happen to TV characters. Sometimes they disappear up the stairs, other times they leave with little believable explanation, some die in unexpected and cruel ways, and other times we're told they're the same but they're not. Will Ackerman takes a look back at some of the less-than-ceremonious exits from television. All this and one of the most terrible lines in television.
.: 45:30 :: 22.1 MB :: 02 July 2013 :.
640: Comic Reel-lief returns to cover Man of Steel as Ian Wilson cannot wait eight years for a collaboration review! What will the Englishman make of a British Superman, a ginger Lois Lane, and a morbidly obese Perry White? Listen in and find out!
.: 28:35 :: 14.1 MB :: 29 June 2013 :.
639: Hey, Gurlfriend hooves on down with coverage of the third season of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Will and Hannah gush over the return of John de Lancie, point out some animated tropes, and talk about the fandom-splitting event at the end of the season. Plus, some songs that you will never pry out of your skull.
.: 44:15 :: 21.7 MB :: 25 June 2013 :.
638: E3 2013 has come and gone, and it was one of the most eventful expos in recent memory. Damien Wilkens and Kellen Scrivens have sifted through all the news, trailers, and press conferences to tell you what they think about the immediate future of video gaming.
.: 1:48:32 :: 52.2 MB :: 18 June 2013 :.
637: In the June Previews episode, Mike inadvertently pitches a Daredevil / Power Pack crossover written by Frank Miller.
.: 32:49 :: 16.2 MB :: 11 June 2013 :.
636: Podcast Segments for $200, Alex. A delightful segment where Will Ackerman talks about game shows of past and present, and explores the hidden dangers of winning. What is TV 101: The Game Show Episode?
.: 42:59 :: 21.0 MB :: 21 May 2013 :.
635: Biggles is a British World War I fighter pilot, and Jim is an American entrepreneur from the 1980s. Together, they derp through time. Dave is a man with a soundboard, Ian is a Skype ninja, and Mike is displeased with time travel in a time travel movie. Together, they review Biggles: Adventures in Time. Also, Peter Cushing is in no way creepy. Nope. Not at all. Never mind that length of rope in the corner, the stuffed raven on a perch, and the bag of automatic machine guns.
.: 3:22:41 :: 97.8 MB :: 18 May 2013 :.
634: Iron Man 3 has hit the cinemas and Ian Wilson is here to review it! But that's not all, as Comic Reel-lief rises to the challenge of also reviewing another metal-based superhero movie: Steel.
.: 31:55 :: 15.8 MB :: 14 May 2013 :.
633: Get your pen and paper handy, 'cause it's time for the May Previews episode!
.: 48:59 :: 23.9 MB :: 11 May 2013 :.
632: The first installment of a series of Comic Reel-lief specials, your Number One genuine British person Ian Wilson employs the services of fellow Englishman Tom Hemmings to shoot the breeze of this bafflingly lucrative filmic sub-genre! On their agenda are lists of costumes ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous, and just which characters are too ludicrous to be true? Tally-ho!
.: 2:44:15 :: 79.1 MB :: 07 May 2013 :.
631: As Dan and Mike finish their look at the Star Wars movies, will Revenge of the Sith cause them to lose their will to live, will they scream "Noooooooooo" at the sky when midi-chlorians return, will rage turn them into red-eyed beasts, or, perhaps, is there hope that they actually enjoy the final prequel entry?
.: 2:50:54 :: 82.4 MB :: 04 May 2013 :.
630: Archaia Entertainment Presents: Comics, Storytelling, and the Lost Art of 3D, a C2E2 2013 panel.
.: 1:02:50 :: 30.7 MB :: 03 May 2013 :.
629: Exorcising the Spectre of the Fake Geek Girl: Discussing Geek Culture, Gatekeeping, and Sexism, a C2E2 2013 panel.
.: 1:06:49 :: 32.4 MB :: 03 May 2013 :.
628: Derf Backderf on My Friend Dahmer, a C2E2 2013 panel.
.: 1:02:59 :: 30.7 MB :: 02 May 2013 :.
627: Crowdsourcing: Kickstarting Your Way to Success, a C2E2 2013 panel.
.: 1:08:50 :: 33.2 MB :: 02 May 2013 :.
626: Peter Davison Q&A, a C2E2 2013 panel.
.: 1:06:40 :: 32.3 MB :: 01 May 2013 :.
625: The State of Play in Tabletop Roleplaying Gaming, a C2E2 2013 panel.
.: 1:05:10 :: 31.7 MB :: 01 May 2013 :.
624: IDW Publishing Presents: The Greatest Panel in History, a C2E2 2013 panel.
.: 1:08:58 :: 33.4 MB :: 30 April 2013 :.
623: WildClaw Presents: Deathscribe! Writing and Producing Horror Radio Plays, a C2E2 2013 panel.
.: 1:07:28 :: 32.7 MB :: 30 April 2013 :.
622: Writing for Television, a C2E2 2013 panel.
.: 1:01:16 :: 29.7 MB :: 30 April 2013 :.
621: Making Comics the Avatar Way, a C2E2 2013 panel.
.: 57:14 :: 27.8 MB :: 29 April 2013 :.
620: Jason David Frank Talks Power Rangers, a C2E2 2013 panel.
.: 1:01:59 :: 30.1 MB :: 29 April 2013 :.
619: In this edition of Lunch Over Graphic Novels, the guys discuss the various works of Matt Kindt.
.: 31:25 :: 15.4 MB :: 25 April 2013 :.
618: In the latest installment of Comic Reel-lief, Ian Wilson puts Karl Urban and Sylvester Stallone under the spotlight as he examines Dredd and Judge Dredd.
.: 23:25 :: 11.6 MB :: 16 April 2013 :.
617: It's time for the April Previews episode!
.: 33:53 :: 16.7 MB :: 13 April 2013 :.
616: There is something worse than The Star Wars Holiday Special, and it is here: Attack of the Clones.
.: 1:43:32 :: 50.1 MB :: 09 April 2013 :.
615: Grumpy Old Fans celebrates the independent spirit by looking at six indie comics: The Crow #1 and Adventure Time with Fionna & Cake #2, Grimjack #55 and To Hell You Ride #3, and The Next Nexus #2 and X-O Manowar #9.
.: 1:36:14 :: 46.8 MB :: 06 April 2013 :.
614: In this month's Hey, Gurlfriend, Will and Hannah examine the legend of The Fairest of Them All: Snow White. Who is the most consistently bland character across each interpretations, how has the story changed over the years, and why does every Evil Queen deserve her day? Bring us the heart of Snow White to find out.
.: 1:32:40 :: 44.8 MB :: 02 April 2013 :.
613: Recently, history was made when Rob Thomas successfully funded a Veronica Mars film through Kickstarter. In a very special TV 101, Will and Chris Johnson cover the project, discuss some shows they would like to see follow its lead, and speak about some of its cons.
.: 50:05 :: 24.4 MB :: 27 March 2013 :.
612: Dan and Wendee return once more to talk you through some more Books Without Pictures! This month, the topic of discussion is Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five; either this is the most incredible book you've ever read, or there's something intrinsically wrong with you a deep pit of emptiness and ache in your very core that can never be filled. Either way, stay tuned for an announcement that may or may not rock the Internet to its foundations.
.: 1:58:14 :: 57.0 MB :: 23 March 2013 :.
611: Coming at you midway through March, it's Previews time!
.: 32:18 :: 15.8 MB :: 16 March 2013 :.
610: Overture, curtains, lights / This is it, Will will hit the Heights / Tonight what heights we'll hit / TV 101. Musical Episode. This is it.
.: 49:23 :: 24.0 MB :: 02 March 2013 :.
609: Will Ackerman, Hannah Krueger, and special guest Matt Willis sit down to discuss the big screen adaptation of Les Miserables in this month's Hey, Gurlfriend. Along the way they discuss why sewers are disgusting, entire scenes of close-ups, and some of the worst facial expressions ever set to film. Les Miserables? More like Les Miserab-yea!
.: 1:08:49 :: 33.4 MB :: 26 February 2013 :.
608: In the latest Books Without Pictures, cyberpunk, ancient Sumerian mythology, pirates versus ninjas, the National Cryptologic Museum, and They Might Be Giants all become part of the attempt by Dan and Wendee to make some sort of sense out of Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash.
.: 2:01:29 :: 58.7 MB :: 19 February 2013 :.
607: Coming to you halfway through the month, it's the February Previews episode!
.: 38:01 :: 18.8 MB :: 13 February 2013 :.
606: Lunch Over Graphic Novels returns with an examination of the works of Craig Thompson: Good-bye, Chunky Rice, Blankets, and Habibi.
.: 52:35 :: 25.6 MB :: 09 February 2013 :.
605: After a 16-year break, Star Wars returned in 1999 with the first entry in a brand new prequel trilogy: The Phantom Menace. Hopes were high, maybe too high, but what was delivered was not what was expected. Listen as Dan and Mike examine the movie that gave us the origin of Anakin Skywalker, very little Obi-Wan, and defined The Force. Also, Mike has a theory about Qui-Gon Jinn.
.: 2:39:37 :: 77.0 MB :: 05 February 2013 :.
604: Depending on who you ask, the 1996 Billy Zane vehicle, The Phantom, is either an underrated gem or an odd mixture of excitement and tedium. Today, join Ian Wilson, Dave Probert, and Michael David Sims as they extol the virtues of The Ghost Who Walks and his awesomely awesome foe: Xander Drax! Look out for all those seaplanes, and get ready to slam evil! (Note: It's Rosebud, not redrum.)
.: 3:16:05 :: 94.5 MB :: 02 February 2013 :.
603: Long have TV fans dreaded seeing their favorite shows end up in the Friday Night Death Slot. This month, Will examines some of its victims. its history, and why it might all be a little overblown. Tune in, or Super Bunny Corps 3000 might not last the season!
.: 40:51 :: 19.8 MB :: 29 January 2013 :.
602: The first full edition of Books Without Pictures is here, and with it Dan and Wendee debate the merits of Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle's classic first-contact novel: The Mote in God's Eye! Blast Hardcheese and the He-Man Woman Haters' Club bring extreme diplomacy to the outer reaches of the galaxy! Is this the 25th greatest science fiction novel in history? Tune in to hear our hosts say "probably not." Note: Thank you to Preston Nelson for lending his dulcet tones to the proceedings.
.: 2:26:31 :: 70.8 MB :: 22 January 2013 :.
601: Mike kicks off 2013 by reading through the January Previews catalog!
.: 43:49 :: 21.6 MB :: 08 January 2013 :.
600: Dan and Mike bring the Earth-2.net: The Show 2012 Advent Calendar to a close with a review of The Star Wars Holiday Special!
.: 1:28:39 :: 42.8 MB :: 25 December 2012 :.
599: Today you'll be treated to a classic rendition of A Christmas Carol, as performed by Lionel Barrymore and narrated by Orson Welles. Before that, however, Preston Nelson reads 'Twas the Site Before Christmas, a poem written by Will Ackerman.
.: 1:03:25 :: 30.7 MB :: 24 December 2012 :.
598: The Earth-2.net Advent Calendar saunters forward with a holly jolly Hey, Gurlfriend as Will and Hannah discuss their top five Christmas movies. Hannah brings up a disturbing Christmas sweater, Will has a theory about a Christmas protagonist becoming one of this site's most reviled characters, and the hosts come to blows over one of the films on the list. Ladle up some eggnog into your moose-antler glass and take a listen.
.: 52:00 :: 25.5 MB :: 23 December 2012 :.
597: Only The Shadow knows Joey's Christmas Story. Well, now you do too, but don't tell him. He gets a bit tetchy sometimes.
.: 35:47 :: 17.5 MB :: 22 December 2012 :.
596: A Christmas Carol is a timeless classic that every TV show seems content to rip apart at some point or another. In this TV 101, Will talks about some of the better explorations of the holiday classic, says "Bah! Humbug!" to some of the less good, and wonders why one character is always so annoying.
.: 52:17 :: 25.6 MB :: 21 December 2012 :.
595: As we near the end of the Earth-2.net: The Show 2012 Advent Calendar, Mike dives into three more independent comic books: Blackacre #1, I Love Trouble #1, and Supreme #67.
.: 24:55 :: 12.3 MB :: 20 December 2012 :.
594: The other day, when Mike looked at a batch of recent Marvel comics, he had so much fun he decided to do it again: The Amazing Spider-Man #699.1, Avengers Arena #1, and Cable and X-Force #1.
.: 32:22 :: 15.9 MB :: 19 December 2012 :.
593: It's Christmastime, and Dan and Jonathan are here to cover three truly awful Christmas specials: "Cobra CLAWs Are Coming to Town" (GI Joe: A Real American Hero), He-Man & She-Ra: A Christmas Special, and "Have Yourself a Morlock Little X-Mas" (X-Men).
.: 1:24:00 :: 40.8 MB :: 18 December 2012 :.
592: In episode 585, Mike looked at several recent Marvel publications, and today he does the same for DC. And those books are Batgirl #15, Talon #1, and Team 7 #3.
.: 34:16 :: 16.8 MB :: 17 December 2012 :.
591: As the Advent Calendar moves closer to Christmas, today you'll hear three holiday-themed Power Records: Light Up the Tree, Mr. President; Christmas Carol Caper; and The Prisoner of Christmas Island.
.: 49:25 :: 24.2 MB :: 16 December 2012 :.
590: From 08 September 1990 to 07 September 2002 Fox Kids was the home to some of the greatest children's programming of its era. Now with 10 years to reflect, Kellen Scrivens and Will Ackerman take a very thorough look at this treasure trove of childhood memories.
.: 3:28:20 :: 100.2 MB :: 15 December 2012 :.
589: Who's this behind our Advent Calendar door? Why, it's Ian Wilson and his annual Comic Reel-lief year in review segment, with previews for the forthcoming year! Beware of kazoo-based time travel!
.: 38:35 :: 18.8 MB :: 14 December 2012 :.
588: Mike takes another trip to the 1990s, this time to examine one of the earliest Image miniseries: Jim Valentino's ShadowHawk.
.: 35:26 :: 17.7 MB :: 13 December 2012 :.
587: Nearly 15 years ago, with the launch of the Marvel Knights line, The Punisher was reinvented as an avenging angel. Now all these years later, Mike sits down to reevaluate the initial miniseries called The Punisher: Purgatory.
.: 34:36 :: 17.1 MB :: 12 December 2012 :.
586: The Earth-2.net: The Show 2012 Advent Calendar rolls along, and today you'll hear two Steven Spielberg-related Read-Along Adventures: The Goonies and Gremlins!
.: 33:20 :: 16.4 MB :: 11 December 2012 :.
585: Having fallen behind on Marvel, today Mike attempts to catch up by discussing All-New X-Men #1, Spider-Men #1-5, and Uncanny Avengers #1.
.: 38:09 :: 18.6 MB :: 10 December 2012 :.
584: For the ninth day of the Earth-2.net: The Show 2012 Advent Calendar, Mike presents four Hulk-themed Power Records: Black Chasm, Monster from the Deep, The Assassin, and Blind Alley.
.: 48:33 :: 23.9 MB :: 09 December 2012 :.
583: With the homestretch in sight, PotterWatch continues as Aaron and Christian cover Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
.: 1:21:06 :: 39.3 MB :: 08 December 2012 :.
582: The monthly segment that's far from being monthly is back with reviews of Conan the Barbarian #10, Judge Dredd #1, and Prophet #31. Mike also rants about My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic #1.
.: 38:21 :: 18.9 MB :: 07 December 2012 :.
581: In this installment of Lunch Over Graphic Novels, the guys discuss The Crogan Adventures by Chris Schweizer.
.: 27:57 :: 13.9 MB :: 06 December 2012 :.
580: It's Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula!
.: 1:31:19 :: 44.5 MB :: 05 December 2012 :.
579: It's time for Mike to read through the December Previews!
.: 47:35 :: 23.3 MB :: 04 December 2012 :.
578: This month in Waiting for the Trade, Tom and Chris discuss Valentine: The Ice Death, Spider-Men, and Box Office Poison.
.: 1:24:25 :: 40.9 MB :: 03 December 2012 :.
577: It's day two of the Earth-2.net: The Show 2012 Advent Calendar, and today you'll hear This is My Best: The Plot to Overthrow Christmas, as written by Norman Corwin and starring Orson Welles.
.: 36:00 :: 17.6 MB :: 02 December 2012 :.
576: New to Earth-2.net: The Show, Dan and Wendee discuss the 1959 short story "Flowers for Algernon" in this, the first episode of Books Without Pictures! Also, Mike make a major announcement about Earth-2.net: The Show, and begins paying back those who donated to the Shameless Pledge Drive.
.: 47:18 :: 23.0 MB :: 01 December 2012 :.
575: Today, Mike presents two Read-Along Adventures adapting cult classics from the 1980s: The Dark Crystal and The Black Cauldron!
.: 35:29 :: 17.4 MB :: 27 November 2012 :.
574: In November's Hey, Gurlfriend, Hannah and Will cover season two of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic! What surprising references does the show contain? What do Will and Hannah like most about this season? And does a sing-a-long happen? Come on down, everypony!
.: 45:05 :: 21.9 MB :: 24 November 2012 :.
573: In this super-sized edition of PotterWatch, Aaron and Christian examine the divisive Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the first of four Potter films directed by David Yates.
.: 2:03:33 :: 59.6 MB :: 20 November 2012 :.
572: This month, Will examines spinoffs and crossovers. What is the most spun-off show of all time, why should you be wary if a new character steals the focus of an entire episode for no reason, and what does an autistic kid with a snow globe have to do with any of this? We apologize for any head explosions that may result from listening to this podcast.
.: 1:02:51 :: 30.5 MB :: 17 November 2012 :.
571: Clocking in at just under an hour, this is the longest Previews episode in years!
.: 58:52 :: 28.7 MB :: 13 November 2012 :.
570: Just over three years ago, in episode 339 of Earth-2.net: The Show, Des and Mike sat down to speculate on what a Disney-run Marvel would look like. And now that Disney has purchased Lucasfilm, Dan and Mike do the same for Star Wars and Indiana Jones.
.: 55:05 :: 26.7 MB :: 10 November 2012 :.
568: You're not here to hear Dan and Mike compare Captain America Comics #7 to Captain America #16, The Arrow #3 to Hawkeye #1, and Whiz Comics #22 to Captain Marvel #2. No! You're here for the pot of gold that is The Rainbow!
.: 1:33:54 :: 45.5 MB :: 03 November 2012 :.
567: Dan and Mike celebrate seven years of Earth-2.net: The Show by laughing and sighing their way through Return of the Jedi! Yub nub!
.: 2:21:12 :: 68.2 MB :: 30 October 2012 :.
566: Though they've recorded over 100 podcasts together, all centered on comic book media, Mike and James have never actually reviewed comic books. But that changes today when Earth-2.net: The Show crosses over with Tranquil Tirades! Why have these two men come together, and what common ground could The Show share with The Tirades? That's easy. They're here to discuss Avengers vs. X-Men #7-12!
.: 1:25:33 :: 41.6 MB :: 27 October 2012 :.
565: Adam and Stephen and back with another Lunch Over Graphic Novels, and this time they discuss Anya's Ghost and Far Arden.
.: 26:07 :: 12.9 MB :: 23 October 2012 :.
564: It's a little late in the month, but it's time for the October Previews episode!
.: 37:23 :: 18.4 MB :: 13 October 2012 :.
563: After a brief hiatus, both Earth-2.net: The Show and Waiting for the Trade return! First Mike reveals this week's goal and incentive for the Shameless Pledge Drive, then Tom and Chris dive into Nemesis, The All-New Batman: The Brave and the Bold - Help Wanted, and Hellboy: The Chained Coffin and Others.
.: 1:11:50 :: 35.0 MB :: 09 October 2012 :.
562: The Spirit is an abortion.
.: 33:34 :: 16.5 MB :: 25 September 2012 :.
561: Will Ackerman embarks on a new journey to tell you about the 2012-2013 Television season. What new show makes his science brain hurt, how does Sherlock Holmes porn come up, and what bet is going to come back to haunt him? Tune in and find out!
.: 50:31 :: 24.5 MB :: 18 September 2012 :.
560: What do you get when you mix a less-than-sober tweet with two transatlantic replies? This four-hour episode! Today, Mike is joined by the Shake and Blake team of Ian Wilson and Dave Probert to discuss Warren Beatty's 1990 adaptation of Dick Tracy! And make sure to listen to the entire show, because there are four minutes of outtakes! (Notes: This episode was recorded months ago, so there is a rather dated reference to The Dark Knight Rises. Also, please pardon the Skype hiccups.)
.: 4:02:50 :: 116.8 MB :: 09 September 2012 :.
559: As a prelude to tomorrow's Dick Tracy review, Mike presents two Dick Tracy audio adventures: Big Boy Turns Up the Heat and Everything Comes Up Blank!
.: 1:01:06 :: 29.6 MB :: 08 September 2012 :.
558: Even Mike, who is not a religious man, found something in one of the comics he reviewed today a little off-putting And those books are Archer & Armstrong #1, Michael Avon Oeming's The Victories #1, Planet of the Apes Annual #1, RASL #15, and The Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom #1.
.: 40:16 :: 19.8 MB :: 04 September 2012 :.
557: Lots of Marvel NOW! books, a healthy amount of Image comics, a Wizard of Oz Western, and more fill up the September Previews episode!
.: 40:46 :: 20.1 MB :: 01 September 2012 :.
556: DC All Access: Saturday, a Fan Expo Canada 2012 panel.
.: 51:48 :: 25.4 MB :: 31 August 2012 :.
555: Celebrity Q&A Session: John Rhys-Davies, a Fan Expo Canada 2012 panel.
.: 1:04:40 :: 31.3 MB :: 28 August 2012 :.
554: Mike's spotlight on independent comic books returns with short reviews of 2000 AD #1788, Godzilla #2, and Harbinger #1, as well as full coverage of Bloodshot #1, The Crow: Death and Rebirth #1, Danger Girl / GI Joe #1, Dark Shadows #6, and Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose #75. One of these books causes Mike to lose his mind. And no, it's not the obvious choice.
.: 54:21 :: 26.5 MB :: 25 August 2012 :.
553: Join Hannah and Will as they travel through time and space to rate the modern companions on Doctor Who!
.: 1:42:15 :: 49.5 MB :: 21 August 2012 :.
552: Despite the "supposedly spirit-lifting ending" Surrogates presents, Mike insists something much more sinister has actually happened to this movie world.
.: 31:40 :: 15.5 MB :: 18 August 2012 :.
551: In episode 549 you heard the four absolutely abysmal movie-themed Planet of the Apes Power Records. In this episode you'll hear four more Planet of the Apes Power Records, but there are two difference here: these four are adapted from the television show, and they're much better!
.: 58:47 :: 28.7 MB :: 14 August 2012 :.
550: The Empire Strikes Back. In 1980, those four simple, yet ominous words changed everything you thought you knew about cinema!
.: 2:47:53 :: 81.0 MB :: 12 August 2012 :.
549: Honestly, these Power Records adaptations of the Planet of the Apes movies are awful. Horrible, lifeless, and poorly acted, even. And the twist ending of the first one lacks the power of its movie counterpart. But there's a certain retro charm about them. Sort of.
.: 53:40 :: 26.3 MB :: 11 August 2012 :.
548: The August Previews episode is here!
.: 30:40 :: 15.0 MB :: 07 August 2012 :.
547: For the second time in less than a month, Ian Wilson returns to Earth-2.net: The Show! This time around he's here to discuss Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2, as well as The Amazing Spider-Man! (For a complete look at Ian's coverage of the Sam Raimi Spider-Man movies, listen to Earth-2.net: The Show 99, in which he spoke about Spider-Man 3.)
.: 48:20 :: 23.7 MB :: 04 August 2012 :.
546: Mike presents the strangest collection of Power Records to date: Wonder Woman: The Return of Brunhilde, Plastic Man: The Invasion of the Plastic Men, Metamorpho: Fumo the Fire Giant, Aquaman: The Defeat of the Dehydrator, and The Flash: The Three Faces of Mr. Big. As an added bonus, there are three Justice League of America songs that need to be heard to be believed!
.: 49:20 :: 24.2 MB :: 31 July 2012 :.
545: In this edition of Waiting for the Trade, Tom and Chris dig deep into their libraries to cover Elephantmen: Devilish Functions, the first volume of Daredevil by Mark Waid, and Nikolai Dante: The Romanov Dynasty.
.: 1:22:35 :: 40.2 MB :: 28 July 2012 :.
544: Dan and Jonathan make their return to discuss the insanity that is The Aquabats! Super Show!
.: 2:02:43 :: 59.3 MB :: 24 July 2012 :.
543: Teen romance, dragons, David Tennant, and the true motives of Stephenie Meyer are all discussed as Aaron and Christian review Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
.: 1:31:13 :: 44.1 MB :: 21 July 2012 :.
542: Expressing their hopes by moonlight! Reliving nostalgia by daylight! Never running from a real review! They are the ones named Hey, Gurlfriend! (Or, Hannah and Will talk about the newly announced Sailor Moon anime. And no, that doesn't rhyme, damn it!)
.: 43:25 :: 21.3 MB :: 17 July 2012 :.
541: In the very first installment of Lunch Over Graphic Novels, Adam and Stephen dig into Lost Dogs by Jeff Lemire, Batman: Earth One by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank, and The 120 Days of Simon by Simon Gardenfors.
.: 25:55 :: 12.8 MB :: 14 July 2012 :.
540: The man with the ginger hair returns to Earth-2.net: The Show to discuss the men in black. Specifically, Men in Black II and III. (For a complete look at Ian's coverage of the Men in Black franchise, listen to Earth-2.net: The Show 198, in which he spoke about the original film.)
.: 26:30 :: 13.0 MB :: 10 July 2012 :.
539: It's the dawn of a new era! The Amazing Spider-Man ushers in a brand new Spider-Man in the form of Andrew Garfield, but this episode also marks the debut of a brand new Earth-2.net: The Show cohost!
.: 1:19:34 :: 38.8 MB :: 07 July 2012 :.
538: A new month is here, and that can mean only one thing! Well, it can mean a lot of things. But in this case it means it's Previews time!
.: 39:53 :: 19.6 MB :: 03 July 2012 :.
537: Wrapping up GI Joe Week are four Power Records from the original GI Joe era: The Search for the Stolen Idol, The Secret Mission to Spy Island, The Secret of the Mummy's Tomb, and The Rescue from Adventure Team Headquarters! To read along, download both the MP3 and a ZIP file containing all four storybooks!
.: 46:00 :: 22.5 MB :: 30 June 2012 :.
536: Of all the things GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra does wrong, Mike's most bothered by the fact that it's trying too hard to be the cartoon without the sense of joy that came with it. Also, what the hell is Joseph Gordon-Levitt doing here?
.: 35:55 :: 17.6 MB :: 29 June 2012 :.
535: Much like he did prior to his review of GI Joe: The Movie, Mike puts the world into context and explains why the mature, more-realistic GI Joe: Resolute is needed in this day and age. He also gushes about its writer: Warren Ellis.
.: 34:45 :: 17.0 MB :: 28 June 2012 :.
534: Before discussing GI Joe: The Movie, Mike puts the franchise into context. Specifically, he examines why it was needed in the 1980s, and what children of a certain age took away from it. Then he gets into the movie, which is flawed to the core but so much fun! Also, a mind-blowing discovery is made: this isn't a GI Joe cartoon, but something else entirely.
.: 39:03 :: 19.2 MB :: 27 June 2012 :.
533: In the latest edition of Saturday Morning 101, Dan and Jonathan examine GI Joe: A Real American Hero (aka The MASS Device), the original GI Joe miniseries. For many children of the 1980s, this is where GI Joe truly began!
.: 2:14:51 :: 65.1 MB :: 26 June 2012 :.
532: GI Joe Week continues as the Grumpy Old Fans go through three Marvel-era issues of GI Joe: A Real American Hero (#1, #21, and #50) and three IDW-era issues (#155 1/2, #177, and #178). How do Dan and Mike feel about Larry Hama changing the focus of the series from the Joes to ninjas, just how violent are the comics compared to the cartoon, and does the silent issue deserve the praise it's received throughout the years? There's only one way to find out, and you know what that is!
.: 2:13:30 :: 64.6 MB :: 25 June 2012 :.
531: GI Joe Week is finally here, and, to kick things off, Dan and Mike spend two hours fondly remembering, laughing, and then griping about the creation, rise, and fall of the GI Joe: A Real American Hero line of action figures.
.: 2:02:25 :: 59.2 MB :: 24 June 2012 :.
530: Marvel's massive summer crossover, Avengers vs. X-Men, has reached its midpoint, and as Mike read through it he reached his breaking point. Listen in to hear Mike lose his mind over the poorly portrayed characters, nonsensical reason for the series to even exist, and the general stupidity of Cyclops.
.: 50:35 :: 24.8 MB :: 23 June 2012 :.
529: This month, Tom and Chris chat about getting revenge on superheroes (The Boys: Butcher, Baker, Candlestickmaker), the new beginning of the DC Universe (Justice League: Origin), and the first 12 issues of an Image launch title (Spawn, volume one).
.: 1:48:30 :: 52.5 MB :: 22 June 2012 :.
528: In the first of a new (and hopefully) monthly series, Mike read through a stack of recently released independent comic books, then sat down to record his thoughts. Those books are: BPRD Hell on Earth: The Devil's Engine #1, Dancer #1, Epic Kill #1, Grim Leaper #1, Men Man #13, Star Trek: The Next Generation / Doctor Who: Assimilation2 #1, The Spider #1, X-O Manowar #1, and Youngblood #71. Plus, a special advanced review of Revival #1!
.: 1:13:05 :: 35.5 MB :: 19 June 2012 :.
527: It's Gay Pride Month, and Hey, Gurlfriend dives into it headfirst, covering the best of times, the worst of times, and their personal favorites, as they explore the world of gay characters in comics!
.: 1:52:55 :: 54.7 MB :: 16 June 2012 :.
526: Everybody knows the Dolph Lundgren Punisher movie sucks, right? Well, apparently Mike missed that memo, because he's here to defend it!
.: 38:00 :: 18.6 MB :: 12 June 2012 :.
525: James and Mike team-up once again to discuss Justice League: Doom, the very loose adaptation of Mark Waid's classic storyline, JLA: Tower of Babel!
.: 1:41:16 :: 48.9 MB :: 09 June 2012 :.
524: It's time for Mike to go through the June Previews catalog.
.: 35:15 :: 17.4 MB :: 05 June 2012 :.
523: In this episode, Mike reviews The Flash #1-8, so it's pretty obvious what he's going to say about Barry Allen, right? Think again! Before that, however, Tom Deja phones in with some feedback.
.: 53:20 :: 26.2 MB :: 02 June 2012 :.
522: After a yearlong stint as Batman, Dick Grayson once again fights crime as Nightwing! And in the first seven issues of his latest series, Dick unravels a mystery that will cut to the very core of Haly's Circus.
.: 35:55 :: 17.8 MB :: 29 May 2012 :.
521: On 25 May 1977, an unsuspecting public was exposed to the first installment of what would become the biggest film franchise of all time: Star Wars! Now, 35 years later, Dan Toland and Michael David Sims begin a six-part look at George Lucas' legendary contribution to cinema.
.: 4:31:55 :: 131.0 MB :: 26 May 2012 :.
520: Worldwide, The Avengers has pulled in $1.2 billion (and counting) in just over one month, yet Earth-2.net has remained silent on this front. But not anymore! Today, Ian Wilson delivers his take on The Avengers. Plus, a bonus review!
.: 27:11 :: 13.6 MB :: 22 May 2012 :.
519: In an effort to bring some positivity to Earth-2.net: The Show, Mike takes a break from covering the cancelled DCnU titles, and focuses on one that deserves more of a spotlight: Supergirl. Specifically, he discusses the first seven issues of this wonderful ongoing series.
.: 30:20 :: 14.9 MB :: 19 May 2012 :.
518: Mike continues his look at some of the cancelled DCnU titles with a discussion of OMAC #1-8.
.: 43:22 :: 21.4 MB :: 15 May 2012 :.
517: Tom and Chris discuss the first volumes of both The Twelve and Superman: The Black Ring, and then they take a look at the classic Squadron Supreme.
.: 1:21:45 :: 39.8 MB :: 12 May 2012 :.
516: In the May edition of Hey, Gurlfriend, Will and Hannah compare the book and movie of The Hunger Games! Does the movie hold up to the book? Listen to find out! And may the odds be ever in your favor!
.: 1:20:38 :: 39.2 MB :: 08 May 2012 :.
515: The May Previews catalog has arrived, and Mike has plucked out the best solicitations.
.: 42:51 :: 21.0 MB :: 05 May 2012 :.
514: The first wave of cancellations have struck the DCnU! Amongst them: Hawk & Dove by Sterling Gates and Rob Liefeld. Mike was once high on the series, but did that trend continue to the very of this eight-issue run?
.: 39:40 :: 19.5 MB :: 04 May 2012 :.
513: After reading Essex County: Tales from the Farm, Sweet Tooth: Out of the Deep Woods, and Animal Man: The Hunt, Mike examines the rising star of Jeff Lemire.
.: 30:20 :: 14.9 MB :: 28 April 2012 :.
512: After two years, the Previews episodes are back! This time around, Mike reads selections from the April catalog.
.: 28:30 :: 14.2 MB :: 24 April 2012 :.
511: Mike looks back at the highs and lows of the 2012 C2E2.
.: 47:42 :: 23.1 MB :: 21 April 2012 :.
510: DC Comics for Kids, a C2E2 2012 panel.
.: 45:20 :: 22.3 MB :: 20 April 2012 :.
509: Neal Adams Q&A, a C2E2 2012 panel.
.: 1:10:36 :: 34.3 MB :: 20 April 2012 :.
508: Cup O' Joe, a C2E2 2012 panel.
.: 1:05:07 :: 31.5 MB :: 19 April 2012 :.
507: Valiant Comics: Inside the New #1s, a C2E2 2012 panel.
.: 1:02:47 :: 30.5 MB :: 19 April 2012 :.
506: DC All Access: Before Watchmen, a C2E2 2012 panel.
.: 1:05:20 :: 31.7 MB :: 18 April 2012 :.
505: Avengers vs. X-Men, a C2E2 2012 panel.
.: 59:52 :: 29.2 MB :: 18 April 2012 :.
504: John Barrowman Q&A, a C2E2 2012 panel.
.: 1:09:10 :: 33.5 MB :: 17 April 2012 :.
503: Amazing Spider-Man, a C2E2 2012 panel.
.: 1:01:33 :: 29.9 MB :: 17 April 2012 :.
502: DC All Access, a C2E2 2012 panel.
.: 1:01:38 :: 30.3 MB :: 16 April 2012 :.
501: Marvel: House of Ideas, a C2E2 2012 panel.
.: 57:06 :: 27.8 MB :: 16 April 2012 :.
500: With but a few exceptions, comic book characters aren't known for capturing the hearts and minds of the entire world. But, nearly 75 years after his debut in Action Comics #1, Superman remains a worldwide icon. Be it the countless DC comic books or the radio show, the Saturday morning cartoons or the timeless movie starring Christopher Reeve, the music inspired by the character or the near-perfect costume, or simply the message of "truth, justice, and the American way," there's something about Superman that has inspired us all. That said, today, to celebrate the 500th episode of Earth-2.net: The Show, we proudly present our tribute to the creation of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster: Superman!
.: 9:22:55 :: 270.6 MB :: 13 April 2012 :.
499: Remember when Mike started his look at the DCnU all the way back in September 2011? Well, all these months later he's offering up the final chapter in that review series, and those books are All-Star Western #1, Aquaman #1, Batman: The Dark Knight #1, Blackhawks #1, The Flash #1, The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men #1, Green Lantern: New Guardians #1, I, Vampire #1, Justice League Dark #1, The Savage Hawkman #1, Superman #1, Teen Titans #1, and Voodoo #1.
.: 1:59:55 :: 58.0 MB :: 10 April 2012 :.
498: It's April and the guys are talking about books with February cover dates (Archie Giant Series Magazine #479, Archie #628, Tomb of Dracula #68, American Vampire #22, Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #461, and Disney-Pixar / Muppets Presents: The Treasure of Peg Leg Wilson), but you'll forget and forgive the delay once Dan and Mike begin to gush over comic book ads of the 1970s. Also, these world-shattering questions are asked: Who the bloody hell are The Sylvers? Did Lionel Richie drop in for a photobomb? Is that a Sea-Monkey's tail or something else? And what does Josie offer Alan in an ad for Hostess Fruit Pies?
.: 1:31:30 :: 44.5 MB :: 07 April 2012 :.
497: Join Will and Hannah on a very romantic edition of Hey, Gurlfriend, as they cover their top five geeky romantic films! Never heard of some of them? That's okay, neither has Hannah. Also, Will comes dangerously close to revoking Hannah's geek card.
.: 47:15 :: 23.1 MB :: 06 April 2012 :.
496: Captain Britain is here to bow at the feet of Captain America! Well, okay, not quite. It's Ian Wilson's look at the many attempts to bring Captain America to the screen, including the recent Chris Evans vehicle / Avengers tie-in film.
.: 41:20 :: 20.1 MB :: 27 March 2012 :.
495: Spotlight on George Perez, a Toronto ComiCon 2012 panel.
.: 1:08:52 :: 33.5 MB :: 24 March 2012 :.
494: It's time for another installment of PotterWatch! And this time the guys cover Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
.: 1:16:41 :: 37.1 MB :: 28 February 2012 :.
493: In this episode of Hey, Gurlfriend, Hannah and Will get their food on! And there's lots of bacon-wrapped, deep fried buttah to go around! So sit down, tuck in, and get ready to do some cooking!
.: 45:40 :: 22.4 MB :: 11 February 2012 :.
492: In the final Waiting for the Trade of 2011, Tom and Chris dig deep into King Conan: The Scarlet Citadel, Insurrection, and House of M!
.: 1:52:40 :: 54.6 MB :: 31 December 2011 :.
491: It's a Very Hey, Gurlfriend Christmas! And boy howdy, what a Christmas it will be, as Hannah and Will list their top five Christmas specials. Hannah has a small emotional breakdown, Will kills your childhood a bit more, the Girlfriends shamelessly promote a campaign to save one of the shows listed here, and they generally have a very merry time. Also, an announcement on the future of Big Damn Heroes is included at the start, so be sure to listen to this holly jolly episode!
.: 47:10 :: 23.1 MB :: 30 December 2011 :.
490: It's Grant Morrison versus Jeff Lemire, pulp hero versus pulp hero, and Havok versus Havok as Dan and Mike compare Animal Man (1988) #3 to Animal Man (2011) #1, Doc Savage (1988) #1 to John Carter: A Princess of Mars #1, and Havok & Wolverine: Meltdown #1 to X-Men Legacy #255!
.: 1:23:50 :: 40.7 MB :: 09 December 2011 :.
489: For the third installment of what Tom and Chris like to call The New Adventures of Waiting for the Trade, the duo dives into Gladstone's School for World Conquerors, Uncanny X-Force: The Dark Angel Saga, Book One, and Leviathan.
.: 1:22:40 :: 40.0 MB :: 22 November 2011 :.
488: It's been a whole month since Mike last covered the first issues set in the DCnU, but he's back for the fourth round of books: Batman #1, Birds of Prey #1, Blue Beetle #1, Captain Atom #1, Catwoman #1, DC Universe Presents #1, Green Lantern Corps #1, Legion of Super-Heroes #1, Nightwing #1, Red Hood and the Outlaws #1, Supergirl #1, and Wonder Woman #1.
.: 1:44:59 :: 51.0 MB :: 19 November 2011 :.
487: In the second edition of PotterWatch, Christian Honoré is joined by Aaron Ross as they discuss Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
.: 1:11:18 :: 34.5 MB :: 18 November 2011 :.
486: The second installment of Hey, Gurlfriend is trotting into town. That's right, Will and Hannah are covering the new My Little Pony show. Where does the secret gay agenda come into play, how unexpectedly geeky is it, and how unexpectedly addicting is a show about ponies? Come listen to find out!
.: 1:00:15 :: 29.2 MB :: 17 November 2011 :.
485: The Grumpy Old Fans are here, and this month they compare Alpha Flight (1983) #2 to Alpha Flight (2011) #2, Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld #5 to Flashpoint: Secret Seven #2, and Thor #335 to Journey into Mystery #625.
.: 1:08:00 :: 33.0 MB :: 27 October 2011 :.
484: Tom and Chris are back with their second installment of Waiting for the Trade, and this month they look at SHIELD: Architects of Forever, the fifth volume of Incorruptible, and The Flash: Blitz.
.: 1:27:30 :: 42.5 MB :: 21 October 2011 :.
483: Okay, it's really late, but Mike's look at the third week of DCnU comics is finally here! And this time he covers Batman and Robin #1, Batwoman #1, Deathstroke #1, Demon Knights #1, Frankenstein: Agent of SHADE #1, Green Lantern #1, Grifter #1, Legion Lost #1, Mister Terrific #1, Red Lanterns #1, Resurrection Man #1, Suicide Squad #1, and Superboy #1.
.: 1:53:02 :: 52.4 MB :: 18 October 2011 :.
482: It's time for another edition of Saturday Morning 101, and this time Dan and Jonathan cover the classic The Real Ghostbusters. All these years later, does it hold up? Well, there's only one way to find out!
.: 1:34:45 :: 45.6 MB :: 15 October 2011 :.
481: In the first installment of Hey, Gurlfriend, Hannah and Will tackle the 80s-tastic, Muppet-filled, logic-puzzle-failing wonderland that is the 1986 movie Labyrinth. Is the Labyrinth really just an appendix to the Aperture testing facilities? What are the D&D classes for our main quartet? What do date rape, peaches, and hoarders have to do with anything? And what on earth is The Bulge? Tune in and find out, gurl!
.: 1:37:53 :: 45.0 MB :: 11 October 2011 :.
480: In this episode, Mike dives into the second round of DCnU comics: Action Comics #1, Animal Man #1, Batgirl #1, Batwing #1, Detective Comics #1, Green Arrow #1, Hawk and Dove #1, Justice League International #1, Men of War #1, OMAC #1, Static Shock #1, Stormwatch #1, and Swamp Thing #1.
.: 1:54:30 :: 55.6 MB :: 27 September 2011 :.
479: In the August edition of Grumpy Old Fans (which is being released in September for some reason), Dan and Mike compare Catwoman (1993) #1 to Gotham City Sirens #24, Savage Dragon (1993) #3 to Fear Itself #3, and Spider-Man 2099 #10 to Ultimate Spider-Man #160.
.: 1:38:17 :: 47.4 MB :: 23 September 2011 :.
478: In the first edition of the brand new Waiting for the Trade, Bristol residents Tom Hemmings and Chris Gannon class the segment up by taking a look at the indie comic Love and Capes: Wake Up Where You Are, and the British mainstay Judge Dredd: The Apocalypse War. Between those, though, they cover the good ol' American superhero comic The Thanos Imperative. USA! USA! USA!
.: 1:15:05 :: 36.4 MB :: 15 September 2011 :.
477: It's time for another edition of Saturday Morning 101 with Dan and Jonathan. This time around they analyze Freakazoid!, the cult classic cartoon created by Bruce Timm and Paul Dini!
.: 59:16 :: 28.7 MB :: 06 September 2011 :.
476: Thanks to the events of Flashpoint, the post-Crisis DC Universe is dead. From its ashes rises the DCnU: a younger, forever-changed world! To herald in this momentous moment, DC Comics launched Justice League, the first in a wave of 52 brand new comic books. What did Mike think about Flashpoint #1-5 and Justice League #1, and what does he have to say about the risk DC is taking? There's only one way to find out!
.: 51:10 :: 25.1 MB :: 03 September 2011 :.
475: Closing out his look at the final post-Crisis DC comic books, Mike talks about Batman: Gates of Gotham #5, Batman: The Dark Knight #5, Batman, Inc. #8, Brightest Day Aftermath: The Search for Swamp Thing #3, Gotham City Sirens #26, Green Arrow #15, Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors #13, Justice Society of America #54, Teen Titans #100, Wonder Woman #614, Xombi #6, and Action Comics #904.
.: 2:00:55 :: 58.4 MB :: 31 August 2011 :.
474: From the awful to the surprisingly good, Mike discusses Batman #713, Green Lantern Corps #63, Justice League of America #60, Legion of Super-Heroes #16, Power Girl #27, Superboy #11, Supergirl #67, Superman / Batman #87, Titans #38, and Zatanna #16 in this, the third part of his look at the final comic books published in DC's post-Crisis universe.
.: 1:23:54 :: 40.5 MB :: 27 August 2011 :.
473: In the second of a four-part series, Mike continues to examine the final DC comics in the post-Crisis universe. This time, those books are Batgirl #24, Batman 80-Page Giant 2011, Batman and Robin #26, Birds of Prey #15, Booster Gold #47, Detective Comics #881, Red Robin #26, THUNDER Agents #10, and War of the Green Lanterns: Aftermath #2.
.: 1:31:10 :: 44.2 MB :: 25 August 2011 :.
472: As the post-Crisis on Infinite Earths DC Universe moves towards its conclusion, Mike sat down to review the first batch of final issues: Green Lantern #67, Adventure Comics #529, Batman Beyond #8, Jonah Hex #70, Secret Six #36, and Superman #714.
.: 1:00:36 :: 29.5 MB :: 20 August 2011 :.
471: The power of the written word (Transmetropolitan: One More Time), spy-on-spy anarchy (Black Widow: The Itsy-Bitsy Spider), and murder in gaudy tights (Hack / Slash: Super Sidekick Sleepover Slaughter) are the topics covered in this edition of Waiting for the Trade.
.: 53:46 :: 26.2 MB :: 16 August 2011 :.
470: In this episode of Earth-2.net: The Show, Dan and his friend Jonathan launch the brand new segment Saturday Morning 101! In the first installment, the guys look back on one of the greatest cartoons of the 1980s: Transformers!
.: 2:12:55 :: 64.2 MB :: 09 August 2011 :.
469: While comparing The Avengers #185 to New Avengers (2010) #12, The Flash (1959) #275 to Flashpoint #1, and Jonah Hex (1977) #26 to Jonah Hex (2006) #67, Dan and Mike discuss mail-order comics, they alienate female listeners, and Mike is given a new title right out of the gate.
.: 1:36:03 :: 46.6 MB :: 30 July 2011 :.
468: As another summer of comic book movies winds down, Ian Wilson uses this episode of Earth-2.net: The Show to examine three of this year's offerings: Priest, X-Men: First Class, and Green Lantern!
.: 36:52 :: 17.2 MB :: 26 July 2011 :.
467: Preston and Michelle present another edition of Comics Character Crash Course, this time about Todd McFarlane's Spawn!
.: 1:37:35 :: 47.3 MB :: 23 July 2011 :.
466: T'Challa begins to protect Hell's Kitchen (Black Panther: The Man Without Fear - Urban Jungle), Spider-Man and Wolverine are mysteriously lost in time (Astonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine), and a little boy's toys set out on an adventure to save their abducted master (The Stuff of Legend: The Dark).
.: 52:12 :: 25.6 MB :: 10 July 2011 :.
465: Rarely has Mike flown solo on Earth-2.net: The Show, but that's exactly what he's doing here with his review of X-Men: First Class.
.: 43:36 :: 21.3 MB :: 04 June 2011 :.
464: Grumpy Old Fans is finally back on schedule, and this one pairs Conan the Barbarian (1970) #194 with Joe the Barbarian #8, Justice League (1987) #1 with Justice League: Generation Lost #22, and Secret Origins #14 with Thunderbolts #155.
.: 1:11:18 :: 33.1 MB :: 31 May 2011 :.
463: As Conner Kent weighs himself against his two fathers, he reconnects with old friends and enemies (Superboy: The Boy of Steel). Then Mark Millar's out-of-continuity take on Peter Parker's parentage is examined (Trouble). And Dan and Mike discuss the comic book that bridges Firefly to Serenity (Serenity: Those Left Behind).
.: 54:25 :: 26.4 MB :: 30 May 2011 :.
462: Today, Earth-2.net: The Show is proud to launch a brand new, multipart segment by newcomers Christian Honoré and Chris Samson: PotterWatch! Kicking things off is their review of the very first Harry Potter movie: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone / Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone!
.: 2:41:10 :: 74.1 MB :: 24 May 2011 :.
461: In another (late) edition of Grumpy Old Fans, Dan and Mike compare Batman #358 to Batman Beyond (2011) #2, House of Mystery (1951) #315 to House of Mystery (2008) #34, and Power Man and Iron Fist (1978) #92 to Power Man and Iron Fist (2011) #1.
.: 1:11:40 :: 34.7 MB :: 14 May 2011 :.
460: Let me tell you somethin', Mean Gene! Those two dudes, Thor and Ian, they might not be real Americans, brother, but they train, take their vitamins, and are true to their countries, man. And they're gonna make all of the little Earth-2.netamaniacs believe that you don't need to be an American to be a hero! As for Big Barda, she's been to the top of the mountain. She's walked through the valley of the shadow of death, dude. And she might not have 24-inch pythons, man, but what you gonna do when Preston and Michelle give her bio to you?!
.: 1:55:55 :: 55.9 MB :: 13 May 2011 :.
459: In this edition of Comic Reel-lief, Ian Wilson takes a look at The Mask and Son of the Mask.
.: 35:00 :: 17.1 MB :: 07 May 2011 :.
458: It's time for the Fifth Annual Earth-2.net Awards!
.: 51:39 :: 25.3 MB :: 19 April 2011 :.
457: In the first installment of Comics Character Crash Course, Preston Nelson and Michelle Sylte discuss Daredevil!
.: 1:23:58 :: 40.8 MB :: 16 April 2011 :.
456: Captain America and Batroc, FF #1, Hellraiser #1, and The Lone Ranger & Zorro: The Death of Zorro #1 are the four issues Des and Preston review in this edition of 1st Issue Special!
.: 54:16 :: 26.4 MB :: 12 April 2011 :.
455: In Uncanny X-Force: The Apocalypse Solution, Wolverine assembles a brand new team to proactively eliminate Apocalypse. Problem is, the world-conquering mutant has been resurrected as a child. Doc Savage: Lords of Lightning provides Earth-2.net: The Show with Mike's latest rant. One that barely allows Dan to speak during the review. And Nextwave: Agents of HATE Ultimate Collection is insane violence for the sake of insane violence. And it's awesome!
.: 1:03:33 :: 30.9 MB :: 09 April 2011 :.
454: Once more it's old versus new, as the Grumpy Old Fans select six books to duke it out. This month, it's All-Star Squadron #67 versus JSA All-Stars #14, Fantastic Four #300 versus Fantastic Four #587, and Muppet Babies #12 versus Darkwing Duck Annual #1.
.: 1:43:13 :: 50.0 MB :: 05 April 2011 :.
453: Closing out Earth-2.net's C2E2 2011 coverage, we proudly present Ian Wilson's travelogue!
.: 2:01:10 :: 58.4 MB :: 02 April 2011 :.
452: Marvel's Next Big Thing, a C2E2 2011 panel.
.: 58:48 :: 28.6 MB :: 01 April 2011 :.
451: Brightest Day, a C2E2 2011 panel.
.: 1:03:24 :: 30.8 MB :: 31 March 2011 :.
450: To promote their forthcoming, Joss Whedon-centric podcast, Big Damn Heroes, hosts Preston Nelson and Hannah Krueger review the 1992 movie Buffy the Vampire Slayer!
.: 1:30:24 :: 43.8 MB :: 30 March 2011 :.
449: Slade forms his own team of Titans for an unknown agenda (Titans: Villains for Hire), Thor and Jane get even closer as the God of Thunder continues to unravel his mysterious banishment (Thor: The Mighty Avenger, volume two), and a carton of milk and a wedge of cheese break stuff (Fun with Milk & Cheese).
.: 52:05 :: 25.5 MB :: 29 March 2011 :.
448: Cup O' Joe, a C2E2 2011 panel.
.: 1:01:44 :: 28.5 MB :: 28 March 2011 :.
447: Avengers Assemble, a C2E2 2011 panel.
.: 55:40 :: 27.1 MB :: 27 March 2011 :.
446: DC Icons, a C2E2 2011 panel.
.: 1:10:20 :: 34.2 MB :: 26 March 2011 :.
445: Fear Itself, a C2E2 2011 panel.
.: 1:01:43 :: 30.2 MB :: 25 March 2011 :.
444: Script Writing & Comics in the Digital Age, a C2E2 2011 panel.
.: 1:05:37 :: 30.3 MB :: 24 March 2011 :.
443: DC Universe, a C2E2 2011 panel.
.: 56:39 :: 26.3 MB :: 23 March 2011 :.
442: Des and Preston return for another edition of 1st Issue Special, this time covering 5 Ronin #1, Axe Cop: Bad Guy Earth #1, GI Joe: Infestation #1, Marvel Zombies Supreme #1!
.: 51:35 :: 25.1 MB :: 22 March 2011 :.
441: Welcome to the X-Men, a C2E2 2011 panel.
.: 1:05:13 :: 31.7 MB :: 22 March 2011 :.
440: Green Lantern, a C2E2 2011 panel.
.: 1:00:11 :: 27.8 MB :: 21 March 2011 :.
439: Ian translates Christian Bale's Batman into the Queen's English, James valiantly fights a cold, Mike gives a frightening insight into his dreamscape, and all three hosts sing as they finally finish (for now) their Dark Knight Discussions by discussing The Dark Knight.
.: 5:42:18 :: 164.7 MB :: 19 March 2011 :.
438: Before 1st Issue Special returns for another round of comic book reviews (DC Universe Online Legends #1, Onslaught Unleashed #1, Silver Surfer #1, and Sir Edward Grey, Witchfinder: Lost and Gone Forever #1), Mike makes two announcements regarding the future of Earth-2.net: The Show.
.: 49:51 :: 24.5 MB :: 05 March 2011 :.
437: The Grumpy Old Fans are back for another round of old versus new! This time they pit The New Defenders #152 against Secret Avengers #8, Web of Spider-Man #11 against The Amazing Spider-Man #650, and Wonder Woman #329 against Wonder Woman #606.
.: 1:24:02 :: 40.6 MB :: 04 March 2011 :.
436: Barry Allen is accused of a murder he's yet to commit (The Flash: The Dastardly Death of the Rogues), the Justice League tackles pint-sized problems (Super Friends: Mystery in Space), and Batwoman's latest foe hits a little too close to home (Batwoman: Elegy).
.: 51:07 :: 24.9 MB :: 26 February 2011 :.
435: Ian Wilson looks at the highs and lows of the Seth Rogen vehicle, Green Hornet!
.: 29:10 :: 14.4 MB :: 05 February 2011 :.
434: This episode of Earth-2.net: The Show is a must-listen for two reasons. First, a new segment is launched, in which the hosts compare Green Lantern (1960) #136 to Green Lantern (2005) #60, Star Wars (1977) #43 to Star Wars: Knight Errant #4, and Uncanny X-Men #141 to Uncanny X-Men #530. Second, Mike reveals something quite staggering about this show. But to hear both, you'll have to download the program!
.: 1:34:53 :: 46.1 MB :: 29 January 2011 :.
433: The Green Hornet returns to Earth-2.net: The Show in these two exciting radio dramas: The Hornet Does It and Circumstances Alter Cases!
.: 55:25 :: 27.0 MB :: 28 January 2011 :.
432: Okay, let's be honest. You're not here to listen to Dan and Mike's reviews of Fraction and The Question: Pipeline. What you really want is the rant-inducing review of Omega: The Unknown. So download away!
.: 46:10 :: 22.4 MB :: 22 January 2011 :.
431: Kicking off the new year, Earth-2.net: The Show is proud to present two Green Hornet radio dramas: The Corpse That Wasn't There and Paroled for Revenge! Following that, Ian Wilson takes a look at the forthcoming comic book movies of 2011 — including Seth Rogen's Green Hornet.
.: 1:13:18 :: 33.8 MB :: 08 January 2011 :.
430: Tommy Monaghan confronts a corrupt government official and zombie sea creatures (Hitman: Local Heroes), Thor has lost his memory but has found love (Thor: The Mighty Avenger - The God Who Fell to Earth), and a dragon-human teenager fights his maddening instincts (FireBreather, volume one). Also, Dan does something so evil, so utterly vile, that the Earth-2.net forums will explode!
.: 56:28 :: 26.2 MB :: 28 December 2010 :.
429: It's time to review another batch of first issues! In this episode, the spotlight is on Assassin's Creed: The Fall #1, Atomic Robo and the Deadly Art of Science #1, Chaos War: Thor #1, Iron Man: Rapture #1, and Superboy #1.
.: 57:22 :: 26.5 MB :: 11 December 2010 :.
428: Something happens in Electric Ant, but neither host can say what. Is Absolute All-Star Superman a modern classic, or does Mike have another anti-Grant Morrison rant ready to dole out? And Daredevil takes a trip into madness with Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli's Daredevil: Born Again.
.: 1:11:33 :: 33.1 MB :: 27 November 2010 :.
427: Ian Wilson returns to his Comic Reel-lief segment in order to discuss the comic book movies of 2010: Iron Man 2, The Losers, Jonah Hex, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, and Red.
.: 53:18 :: 24.7 MB :: 13 November 2010 :.
426: This week, Dan and Mike discuss books written by Paul Dini and Mark Waid. Those being Batman: Streets of Gotham - Leviathan and Irredeemable, volume one, respectively. What could possibly go wrong?
.: 33:36 :: 15.7 MB :: 06 November 2010 :.
425: As Earth-2.net: The Show celebrates its fifth anniversary, a chapter comes to a close. For one last time, the gang dives headfirst into the abyss that is the Saw franchise. Join us on this glorious day as we spend over three hours bidding farewell to a self-righteous killer, gracious victims, glaring plot holes, nonstop flashbacks, illogical retcons, and the rabid fanbase that would rather see another series of gritty warehouses than anything resembling common sense.
.: 3:16:13 :: 90.1 MB :: 30 October 2010 :.
424: It's the last episode before the big fifth anniversary special, and it features two Green Hornet radio dramas: Torpedo on Wheels and Sabotage Finds a Name!
.: 57:26 :: 26.5 MB :: 29 October 2010 :.
423: Preston and Mike take a break from new first issues, and focus on six older books: Exiles #90, Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash #1, The Hood #1, Quantum & Woody #1, The Question #1, and Teen Titans #1.
.: 1:13:46 :: 34.2 MB :: 26 October 2010 :.
422: The Green Hornet gets involved with a sabotage ring (A Slip of the Lip), then tries to stop counterfeiters from framing a woman for murder (Murder Trips a Rat).
.: 59:04 :: 27.2 MB :: 23 October 2010 :.
421: It's the return of the audio Tranquil Tirades! James and Damien welcome newcomer Michael to the fray as they tackle the cinematic debacle known as DOA: Dead or Alive. Absurdity abounds as characters change race, gain superpowers, and often just disappear from the movie completely! The guys also manage to praise Kevin Nash and ogle Helena while discussing all of the other joys offered by the film, namely incest, generic fighting, and Eric Roberts wearing magic sunglasses.
.: 1:35:50 :: 44.3 MB :: 22 October 2010 :.
420: The world's most dangerous assassin is targeted by the CIA, and he doesn't take too kindly to that (Red). Then The Avengers are brutally attacked by their most dangerous foes, and not all of the heroes walk away unscathed (Avengers: Under Siege).
.: 41:51 :: 19.7 MB :: 20 October 2010 :.
419: Former Marvel Editor-in-Chief Bob Harras now has the same title at DC Comics, and the company has closed the door on the Wildstorm Universe. Des and Mike speculate as to what these changes will mean for DC, then they discuss some of their favorite Wildstorm comics books.
.: 1:13:24 :: 34.1 MB :: 16 October 2010 :.
418: As they discuss five comics books (The Darkness: Four Horsemen #1, Guarding the Globe #1, Namor: The First Mutant #1, PunisherMax: Happy Ending, and X-Men: Curse of the Mutants - Storm & Gambit), Mike rants about the portrayal of massage parlors, and Preston has something to say about two mutants.
.: 49:23 :: 22.9 MB :: 08 October 2010 :.
417: On the one-year anniversary of Steve Rogers' death, his friends gather not to mourn the legend, but to save him from the time-trap Red Skull has locked him in (Captain America: Reborn). Then Death of the Endless spends a day on Earth as a mortal, and later makes a bargain for the soul of a child (Absolute Death).
.: 34:08 :: 15.8 MB :: 25 September 2010 :.
416: After a three-month hiatus, Dan and Mike are back with reviews of Wolverine: Old Man Logan and Sandman, volume four: Season of Mists.
.: 42:56 :: 20.0 MB :: 11 September 2010 :.
415: Kellen, Randy, and Steph take control of Earth-2.net: The Show to review M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender, the big screen adaptation of the fan-favorite cartoon series Avatar: The Last Airbender! Also, the trio makes a huge announcement for fans of the animated series!
.: 1:14:18 :: 34.1 MB :: 24 August 2010 :.
414: Green Hornet uncovers a scheme to embezzle all of a charity's funds (Charity Takes It on the Chin), and then he frames himself for murder in order to prevent wartime plans from falling into the wrong hands (Invasion Plans for Victory)!
.: 57:34 :: 26.4 MB :: 21 August 2010 :.
413: In Murder Across the Board the Green Hornet and Kato prevent mobsters from fixing a horserace, then they uncover a construction scheme in Reservoir for Murder!
.: 57:56 :: 26.7 MB :: 24 July 2010 :.
412: This installment of 1st Issue Special starts with a surprise announcement, and ends with five reviews: Abe Sapien: The Abyssal Plain #1, Action Comics #890, Batman Beyond #1, The Death of Dracula, and Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper #1.
.: 53:34 :: 24.8 MB :: 17 July 2010 :.
411: In Poor Substitute for a Prison and Walkout for Profit, Green Hornet takes down more foes of the common man!
.: 57:20 :: 26.5 MB :: 10 July 2010 :.
410: The Green Hornet and Kato dive into action as they take on ruthless racketeers and savvy smugglers in these two exciting radio dramas: Parking Lot Racket and The Smuggler Signs His Name!
.: 1:01:11 :: 28.2 MB :: 26 June 2010 :.
409: While discussing Birds of Prey #1, Booster Gold #32, Justice League: Generation Lost #1, Titans: Villains for Hire, and Zatanna #1, Des provides some of the weirdest moments in the history of Earth-2.net: The Show.
.: 1:00:58 :: 28.3 MB :: 19 June 2010 :.
408: The two books Dan and Mike discuss this week couldn't be more different. First, it's the colorful and cutesy X-Babies: Stars Reborn, then the dark and moody Spider-Man: Kraven's Last Hunt.
.: 45:39 :: 21.3 MB :: 12 June 2010 :.
407: Because you demanded it! The Sultans of Suffering present the very first audio edition of Tranquil Tirades! Join James and Damien as they discuss Murder-Set-Pieces, an exploitation blunder that both of our hosts agree is the worse movie ever made. Ever. What do Jack the Ripper and 9/11 have in common? Why is there a random kid on railroad tracks? How can you scream with a slit throat? Since when do Nazis look like Kenny Rogers? Just where, exactly, is the plot? None of these questions are answered, but Earth-2.net's resident smartasses still manage to fight the good fight and blow this cinematic abortion away with their Shotgun of Truth and Justice. Remember: They suffer, so you don't have to.
.: 1:32:49 :: 42.7 MB :: 01 June 2010 :.
406: Bet you never thought we'd get to it, eh? Never mind the tardiness, the Fourth Annual Earth-2.net Mainpage Awards is finally here!
.: 1:03:46 :: 29.3 MB :: 29 May 2010 :.
405: In Spider-Woman: Agent of SWORD, Jessica Drew is charged with taking down one of the last Skrulls on Earth. And Kick-Ass might not be deep, but is it at least fun?
.: 29:01 :: 13.7 MB :: 28 May 2010 :.
404: Well, it's been fun, but this is the end of our Chrono Trigger discussion. In this bittersweet edition of Extra Lives, Aaron and Damien finish up the side-quests and then give Lavos what-for. If that wasn't enough, the guys have a lot more to say about all that is gaming. What major recent release did Damien hate? Why does Aaron need a rusted metal codpiece? What exactly is South African Caveman Punk? The answers to all that and more, in this, the longest edition of Extra Lives yet!
.: 2:06:15 :: 58.1 MB :: 15 May 2010 :.
403: This time around, Reddick & Sims takes a road trip to Bizarro World. While Des praises Marvel and gripes about DC, Mike has kind words about DC and harsh ones for Marvel. Also, Mike does the unthinkable.
.: 1:28:42 :: 40.9 MB :: 11 May 2010 :.
402: Dan and Mike take a look at two collections that could very much be set in the real world (The Question: Peacemaker and GI Joe: Cobra), then Ian stops by to have his say about the live action Speed Racer.
.: 52:52 :: 24.5 MB :: 08 May 2010 :.
401: Oil-based grappling, vehicular manslaughter featuring Matt Hardy, and the finer points of swimsuit trading. These are just a few of the topics covered in this edition of Extra Lives. Join Aaron and Damien as they once again take you on a journey you won't soon forget, tackling the two most significant events in Chrono Trigger along the way. Listen now. Magus commands it.
.: 1:29:09 :: 41.1 MB :: 04 May 2010 :.
400: James, Ian, and Mike have waded through piles of garbage to reach this point: the end of the rainbow. Oh yes, it's finally time for the guys to discuss Batman Begins!
.: 4:34:53 :: 126 MB :: 01 May 2010 :.
399: Super-spies and their allies (Black Widow #1), resurrected heroes and their foes (Brightest Day #0), space pirates and their guns (Cold Space #1), speedsters and their rogues (The Flash #1), and gods and wars (The Savage Axe of Ares) are all covered in this edition of 1st Issue Special.
.: 1:05:09 :: 30.3 MB :: 28 April 2010 :.
398: Before Ian returns to dissect Kick-Ass and The Rocketeer, Dan and Mike take hard looks at The Flash: Rebirth and Mouse Guard: Fall 1152.
.: 52:01 :: 24.3 MB :: 24 April 2010 :.
397: Max Brooks Spotlight, a C2E2 2010 panel.
.: 1:02:45 :: 29.0 MB :: 23 April 2010 :.
396: Pulp Fiction, a C2E2 2010 panel.
.: 1:06:53 :: 31.0 MB :: 22 April 2010 :.
395: Mike Mignola Spotlight, a C2E2 2010 panel.
.: 1:06:18 :: 30.5 MB :: 21 April 2010 :.
394: Comics and Mythology, a C2E2 2010 panel.
.: 59:13 :: 27.4 MB :: 20 April 2010 :.
393: Kevin Conroy Spotlight, a C2E2 2010 panel.
.: 1:02:29 :: 28.7 MB :: 19 April 2010 :.
392: Aaron and Damien return with the raunchiest edition of Extra Lives yet! The guys discuss the fun of driving to Hooters, putting breast physics in your pocket, and naming our time machines after parts of anatomy. Shockingly, Damien isn't the one responsible for all three topics. Oh yeah, and more Chrono Trigger.
.: 1:32:31 :: 42.7 MB :: 17 April 2010 :.
391: Does Grant Morrison's Batman and Robin: Batman Reborn live up to the hype, and is Danger Girl: The Ultimate Collection anything more than a cheesecake comic? The answers may surprise you!
.: 32:48 :: 15.5 MB :: 15 April 2010 :.
390: This installment of Reddick & Sims is all about you! That's right, it's their first-ever write-in show! Listen as the guys answer questions about Brightest Day and The Heroic Age, which comic book characters they'd like to have a chat with, and the differences between the hype machines of DC and Marvel.
.: 1:15:42 :: 34.8 MB :: 13 April 2010 :.
389: In this edition of 1st Issue Special, Des and Mike tackle pulp and Golden Age heroes, hardened killers, and another Jeph Loeb-written Ultimate Universe comic (First Wave #1, Green Hornet #1, Nemesis: The Impostors #1, Punisher Max: Butterfly, and Ultimate Comics: New Ultimates #1).
.: 55:34 :: 25.8 MB :: 06 April 2010 :.
388: Rikki Barnes, the Heroes Reborn Bucky, has made her way to the core Marvel Universe, and like her time-displaced mentor, she finds herself lost in an unfamiliar world (Nomad: Girl Without a World). And instead of accepting her father's rules, Chance Falconer grabs her destiny by the horns and makes her own future (Leave it to Chance: Shaman's Rain).
.: 35:14 :: 16.4 MB :: 03 April 2010 :.
387: In this packed edition of Extra Lives, Aaron and Damien are left in a state of awe and wonder when discussing an upcoming title. The awesomeness doesn't stop there, as the guys then power through one of the most entertaining sections of Chrono Trigger, featuring half a dozen boss fights, and Frog cutting a goddamn mountain in half. If that weren't enough, our hosts then reveal the next game they're going to be covering in the midst of discussions involving Willy Wonka, pumping gas in Silent Hill, and the healing powers of a single Slim Jim. Don't miss it!
.: 1:34:41 :: 43.5 MB :: 27 March 2010 :.
386: Leave your expectations at the door, as everything you know is turned topsy-turvy. (Well, most everything.) This time around Des and Mike review Choker #1, Hit-Monkey, Milestone Forever #1, Ultimate X #1, and X-Men: Pixie Strikes Back #1.
.: 50:50 :: 23.4 MB :: 23 March 2010 :.
385: There's a major twist in Punisher Noir, one that blows Dan and Mike away. But does the rest of the collection follow through on the promised excitement? And then they cover Bone: Out from Boneville, which counters the mob-killing violence of Punisher Noir with its all-ages cuteness.
.: 38:33 :: 17.9 MB :: 16 March 2010 :.
384: First Dan and Mike discuss Jonathan Hickman's take on the Fantastic Four (Fantastic Four by Jonathan Hickman, volume one), then they look at Alan Moore's love letter to pulp heroes (Tom Strong, book one).
.: 40:32 :: 18.9 MB :: 02 March 2010 :.
383: What happens when two dashing young gentlemen cross postapocalyptic ruins and enter the realm known only as Mode 7? Another edition of Extra Lives happens, that's what. Join Aaron and Damien as they take you through the next few hours of Chrono Trigger and brave the world of 2300 AD. Also, suspicions of rickrolling, scuba fetishists, and a grown man weeping over abstract art and roses. Don't miss it!
.: 1:31:44 :: 42.3 MB :: 27 February 2010 :.
382: There's pain and suffering, pleasant surprises, and mixed feelings this week as Dan and Mike discuss Final Crisis Aftermath: Dance, The Brave and the Bold: Demons and Dragons, and Green Lantern vs. Aliens.
.: 43:13 :: 20.1 MB :: 20 February 2010 :.
.: 1:14:54 :: 34.3 MB :: 17 February 2010 :.
380: This episode may be short, but it's stuffed full of solicitations from the February Previews catalog!
.: 31:51 :: 14.9 MB :: 16 February 2010 :.
379: Crono on trial! Monsters playing poker! A frog with a sword! Dogs and cats living together! It's anarchy in the streets! Or it's just the next few hours of Chrono Trigger. Join Aaron and Damien as they try to prove their innocence whilst thwacking guards on the back of the head. Will our hosts discover the secret to defeating the enigmatic Dragon Tank? Also: frozen sexual deviants, piranhas that don't exist, and Shia LaBeouf playing a hedgehog. It's the best Extra Lives ever.
.: 1:30:27 :: 41.6 MB :: 13 February 2010 :.
378: Aladdin: Legacy of the Lost #1, Army of Two #1, Conan: The Weight of the Crown, Joe the Barbarian #1, and Outsiders #26 are the five comic books Des and Mike take a look at this week.
.: 1:00:09 :: 27.9 MB :: 09 February 2010 :.
377: With The Avengers: World Trust, Marvel has finally released Geoff Johns' initial Avengers storyline, but does it live up to expectations? Then in Secret Warriors: God of Fear, God of War, Nick Fury's team of underground heroes do... stuff. Supposedly. And Astro City: Life in the Big City proves that Kurt Busiek knows superheroes better than anyone else.
.: 58:39 :: 27.2 MB :: 02 February 2010 :.
376: In the first edition of Extra Lives, genuine Aussie Aaron Robinson and wannabe Brit Damien Wilkens discuss the first hour of the immortal Chrono Trigger. But before that, there is foolishness abound, a nine-foot tall dominatrix, bikini samurais, and even a bad Michael Sims impression! There's something for everyone!
.: 1:15:18 :: 34.7 MB :: 26 January 2010 :.
374: While reviewing Casanova #1, Fell #1, The Goon #1, Thunderbolts #1, Ultimate Spider-Man #1, and Wonder Woman #14, Des and Mike suffer traumatic Countdown flashbacks. Also, Mike rants about Nazis, and Des is inspired to create a new exploitation film series.
.: 1:26:33 :: 39.8 MB :: 20 January 2010 :.
373: First Dan and Mike cover three trade paperbacks (Human Target: Chance Meetings, Wolverine First Class: Class Actions, and Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis - Once and Future), then Ian Wilson stops by to look at the comic book movies of 2009, 2010, and beyond!
.: 1:07:04 :: 31.1 MB :: 19 January 2010 :.
371: Not only do Des and Mike review Blackest Night: JSA #1, but also four one-shots: Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow, Captain America Reborn: Who Will Wield the Shield?, Hellboy: The Bride of Hell, and What If? Astonishing X-Men.
.: 1:02:20 :: 28.8 MB :: 05 January 2010 :.
369: Few names are synonymous with modern comic books, but one of those very few is Brian Michael Bendis the man who's helped reshape Marvel. From his radical take on Spider-Man, Daredevil, and the Avengers, Bendis has firmly cemented himself as Marvel's go-to guy when it comes to superheroes. But what about his noir-laced crime fiction? In an effort to better understand his roots, Dan and Mike examine the first volumes of Jinx, Sam and Twitch, and Alias.
.: 52:08 :: 24.0 MB :: 01 January 2010 :.
368: Des and Mike round out 2009 by discussing DC Comics' forthcoming graphic novel line. Not only do they examine the price point and format, but they also toss out a few ideas they'd love to see DC run with.
.: 50:14 :: 23.3 MB :: 29 December 2009 :.
367: You asked for it, and now you've got it! In response to countless e-mails, James and Mike are joined by DW to discuss the 2009 direct-to-DVD animated feature Wonder Woman!
.: 1:49:11 :: 50.2 MB :: 25 December 2009 :.
366: In the last 1st Issue Special of 2009, Des and Mike discuss Daytripper #1, The Last Days of American Crime #1, Nation X #1, Pilot Season: Murderer, and Spider-Man: The Secret Wars #1.
.: 1:00:12 :: 27.8 MB :: 22 December 2009 :.
365: A Superman-like superhero might not be all that he seems (The Mighty, volume one), the X-Men return to Limbo to retrieve an old friend (X-Infernus), and a Communist Superman grapples with bringing peace to the world (Superman: Red Son).
.: 44:42 :: 20.9 MB :: 19 December 2009 :.
364: Not only is it time for the December Previews, but Ian Wilson returns to review the Kate Beckinsale feature Whiteout.
.: 1:05:31 :: 30.2 MB :: 17 December 2009 :.
363: Peter Parker sticks it to Norman Osborn (Dark Reign: The List - The Amazing Spider-Man), the Image founders reunite in a unique manner (Image United #1), the Inhumans struggle to keep the cosmos safe (Realm of Kings: Inhumans #1), The Tick celebrates Christmas in his new series (The Tick New Series #1), and J. Michael Straczynski ends his run on Thor (Thor Giant-Sized Finale).
.: 1:08:36 :: 31.8 MB :: 11 December 2009 :.
361: A new hero with a familiar name arises in Terra. A look into a slew of Marvel's alternate realities is had in What If? Classics, volume six. And something truly evil returns in Onslaught Reborn it's not the title character, either. Also, Mike makes a small announcement.
.: 1:02:58 :: 29.0 MB :: 03 December 2009 :.
359: In this installment of 1st Issue Special: a pulp icon looks in on a rookie superhero (Batman / Doc Savage Special), Norman Osborn's X-Men come across a long-lost hero (Dark X-Men #1), Deadpool joins forces with Hercules (Deadpool Team-Up #899), The Punisher prepares to track down The Kingpin (PunisherMax #1), and nations build their own godlike superheroes (Supergod #1).
.: 1:10:40 :: 32.7 MB :: 27 November 2009 :.
357: Doctor Strange teams with the Avengers to find his replacement (New Avengers: Search for the Sorcerer Supreme). A former supervillain steps out of the shadows, and runs afoul of old friends and enemies (Incognito). And the characters of our beloved childhood stories have grown up and walk among us (Fables: Legends in Exile).
.: 54:19 :: 25.1 MB :: 17 November 2009 :.
356: A new cohost, plus a severe lack of gin and tonic, plus plot holes and retcons equals what? If you guessed Saw VI, you're the lucky winner! (Well, "winner" used loosely, as no one is a winner when it comes to this pile of rubbish.)
.: 2:14:52 :: 62.0 MB :: 14 November 2009 :.
355: Des offers a theory as to why John Byrne is working on Angel vs. Frankenstein, both guys are baffled by Azrael #1, they're a little split on Cowboy Ninja Viking #1, Mike loses his shit when discussing one of the stories in DCU Halloween Special 2009, and they can't make much sense of GI Joe: Snake Eyes #1.
.: 1:04:47 :: 29.9 MB :: 10 November 2009 :.
354: It's that time again! Time for what, you wonder? Time for Mike to read through the December Previews catalog.
.: 37:56 :: 17.7 MB :: 07 November 2009 :.
353: First Dan and Mike review something different in the form of The Authority: The Lost Year Reader, then they discuss two trade paperbacks: Supergirl: Who is Superwoman? and Supreme: The Return.
.: 53:27 :: 24.7 MB :: 05 November 2009 :.
352: It's time for another round of Power Records, this time featuring Spider-Man: Invasion of the Dragon Men, Return of the Conquistador, The Mad Hatter of Manhattan, The Abominable Showman, and The Bells of Doom.
.: 49:38 :: 22.9 MB :: 31 October 2009 :.
351: Demons (The Anchor #1), ninjas (Daredevil #501), bodyguards (Jon Sable Freelance: Ashes of Eden #1), cyborg-fairy-things (Soulfire #1), and X-Babies (X-Babies #1) dominate the comics Des and Mike discuss this time around. And two of the reviews, they're going to shock you!
.: 1:05:58 :: 30.5 MB :: 27 October 2009 :.
350: Puns, puns, and more puns! Campy acting! A useless new superhero! Three butchered supervillains! And the infamous credit card! Oh yes, it's Batman & Robin! Listen as James, Ian, and Mike celebrate the fourth anniversary of Earth-2.net: The Show by lamenting the murdering of the Batman movie franchise, cursing everyone involved with the picture, and suffering head trauma (again)! As an added bonus: singing!
.: 3:14:27 :: 89.3 MB :: 24 October 2009 :.
349: It's more senseless Hulk-on-Hulk violence in Hulk: Hulk No More. Then a series of one-off tales build towards something greater in Scalped: High Lonesome. And lastly, John Reid forges a legacy for himself as the mysterious masked man in The Lone Ranger: Now and Forever.
.: 56:05 :: 26.0 MB :: 20 October 2009 :.
348: During this edition of 1st Issue Special, Des and Mike break format! Instead of discussing recently released comic books, the guys dive into their long boxes to look at six classic issues: Daredevil #82, Heartland, JLA #1, Planetary #1, The Punisher Kills the Marvel Universe, and Suicide Squad #1.
.: 1:43:45 :: 47.7 MB :: 17 October 2009 :.
347: In a rare solo episode, Mike reads through the October Previews catalog. Also, a special announcement is made about the forthcoming episode 350 / 4th anniversary special!
.: 38:49 :: 18.2 MB :: 13 October 2009 :.
346: In a contest to find a new superhero, a perfectly qualified candidate is passed over for a prettier one (I Hate Gallant Girl). The Midnight Sons square off against a mutated zombie-causing virus (Marvel Zombies 4). And an unconventional superhero looks after a troubled social worker (The Maxx: Book One).
.: 49:13 :: 22.8 MB :: 10 October 2009 :.
345: Much like they reviewed Justice League: The New Frontier in episode 199, James and Mike sit down to discuss the direct-to-DVD feature Superman / Batman: Public Enemies.
.: 2:02:46 :: 56.5 MB :: 03 October 2009 :.
344: Two of the books Dan and Mike reviewed this week are heavily praised, while one is thoroughly trashed. Really, though, it doesn't take a genius to figure out which of the following received the verbal beating: Fantastic Four: The Master of Doom, Ultimatum, and JLA: The Nail.
.: 1:06:36 :: 30.9 MB :: 29 September 2009 :.
343: It's time for another round of Superman Power Records: The Man from Krypton, City Under Siege, The Killer Bees, and The Star of Bangalore.
.: 46:33 :: 21.5 MB :: 26 September 2009 :.
342: 28 Days Later #1, Army of Darkness: Ash Saves Obama #1, Batman: The Widening Gyre #1, and The Darkness / Pitt #1 are all about zombies and demons. But Fantastic Four #570 sees the debut of a brand new creative team, one that could push the title back to its rightful place as Marvel's flagship comic book.
.: 1:11:14 :: 33.0 MB :: 22 September 2009 :.
341: At the end of the last Waiting for the Trade segment, Dan and Mike each named two sets of comics they wish were currently collected. Now that they've had time to reread those books, do they still want to see them reprinted in trade paperback form? Some of the answers very well might surprise you. In case you missed it, the books they chose are Miracleman: A Dream of Flying, Sabretooth: Deathhunt, Iceman, and Ruse: Enter the Detective. Also, Mike does something absolutely evil to Dan.
.: 1:06:46 :: 31.0 MB :: 15 September 2009 :.
340: New heroes emerged and familiar faces returned in the five comics (Batgirl #1, Blackest Night: Superman #1, Dominic Fortune #1, The Red Circle: The Web #1, and Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #1) Des and Mike covered in this installment of 1st Issue Special.
.: 1:11:00 :: 32.8 MB :: 12 September 2009 :.
339: The moment the announcement was made that Disney had purchased Marvel, fearful questions spread across the Internet. Will Disney tone down the language and violence in the comic books? What will happen to the MAX line? How soon will Spider-Man shake Mickey Mouse's hand in Amazing Spider-Man? Well, Des and Mike are here to calm your nerves as they speculate on the future of Marvel now that the Mouse runs the House of Ideas.
.: 51:47 :: 23.8 MB :: 08 September 2009 :.
338: Jenny's back to read through the September Previews catalog!
.: 1:06:01 :: 30.6 MB :: 05 September 2009 :.
337: Will the Earth-2.net forums riot after hearing the review of Secret Six: Unhinged? Did Mike fire Dan for choosing Cable: Waiting for the End of the World? And just how awesome is The Punisher: Born?
.: 59:59 :: 27.7 MB :: 04 September 2009 :.
336: Three more Superman Power Records are on tap for today: The Best Cop in the World, The Mxyzptlk Up Menace, and Tomorrow the World.
.: 41:22 :: 19.1 MB :: 28 August 2009 :.
335: Ian Wilson is back with another Comic Reel-lief, and this time he has a co-host: Desmond Reddick! Together, the Brit and Canuck take a look at the Daredevil: Director's Cut DVD.
.: 1:12:43 :: 33.6 MB :: 26 August 2009 :.
334: The comics Des and Mike spoke about this week were all over the place in terms of quality, but one of them was a very pleasant surprise. But which of these was it: Adventure Comics #1, Incarnate #1, Luke Cage Noir #1, Red Herring #1, or Ultimate Comics Avengers #1?
.: 1:18:36 :: 36.3 MB :: 25 August 2009 :.
333: Most comic book fans who attend conventions are polite people who are willing to wait in lines for autographs and sketches. But sometimes there are those who are so self-entitled they cross a line, souring what's supposed to be a fun experience. It's to that group that Des and Mike have a few choice words.
.: 1:11:18 :: 33.0 MB :: 24 August 2009 :.
332: Lackluster coups are staged (Squadron Supreme: Bright Shining Lies), villains successfully rise to power (Dark Avengers: Dark Avengers Assemble), and a god makes his triumphant return (Thor by J. Michael Straczynski, volume one) in this installment of Waiting for the Trade.
.: 49:18 :: 22.8 MB :: 18 August 2009 :.
331: In this installment of 1st Issue Special, Des and Mike find themselves talking about futuristic bloggers (Citizen Rex #1), death metal bands (Dethklok vs. The Goon), rogue superheroes (Project Superpowers: Chapter Two #1), too much continuity (Star Trek: Spock Reflections #1), and monster hunters (We Kill Monsters #1).
.: 52:03 :: 24.1 MB :: 14 August 2009 :.
330: Mondo Marvel, a Chicago Comic-Con 2009 panel.
.: 55:57 :: 25.8 MB :: 11 August 2009 :.
329: Dan and Mike sat down with another stack of trade paperbacks, which begs the following questions: did they buy into the hype surrounding Agents of Atlas: Dark Reign, was Spider-Man & The Human Torch as good as they remembered, and how does the first volume of IDW's new GI Joe series fare?
.: 48:28 :: 22.4 MB :: 06 August 2009 :.
328: Sometimes something is so bad it's good. Well, that's the case with these four hilariously bad Superman Power Records: Alien Creatures, Weatherspoon's Catalyst, PO Box 65, and Mystery of the Mad Minnows.
.: 49:45 :: 23.2 MB :: 31 July 2009 :.
327: Though they may have ended the Is It Wednesday Yet? segment some months back, that doesn't mean Des and Mike are done talking about monthly comic books. In the premier of 1st Issue Special, the duo reviews Blackest Night #1, BPRD: 1947 #1, Creepy #1, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly #1, and North 40 #1.
.: 1:16:29 :: 35.3 MB :: 28 July 2009 :.
326: This week Dan and Mike discuss Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?, Spider-Man: Torment, and X-Men First Class: Tomorrow's Brightest. And while one of the books causes Mike to rant, another brings endless praise from both hosts. On top of that, a major announcement is made.
.: 54:03 :: 25.1 MB :: 24 July 2009 :.
325: It's been a long seven months, but Ian, James and Mike are back to continue their Dark Knight Discussions! Up for review today is the first of two Joel Schumacher films: Batman Forever. How will it stack up against the Tim Burton entries, what sexual innuendoes will accidentally spill out of the mouths of the hosts, and why does Mike keep bringing up male anatomy?
.: 2:49:18 :: 77.7 MB :: 11 July 2009 :.
324: It's Previews time! Jenny and Mike read through the July Previews catalog, and, of course, someone falls into a fit of laughter.
.: 48:10 :: 22.3 MB :: 10 July 2009 :.
323: When compared to other Pixar films, where do Jenny and Mike place Up, and what did they think of the use of 3D?
.: 1:07:04 :: 30.8 MB :: 05 July 2009 :.
322: As characters become more and more popular, it only makes sense for publishers to feature them in more and more comic books. However, sometimes a character can become too popular and used too much. In this episode of Earth-2.net: The Show, Des and Mike discuss those characters that are overexposed!
.: 1:04:34 :: 29.9 MB :: 30 June 2009 :.
321: Today you're going to hear two more Fisher-Price storybooks: The Justice League of America: The Lunar Invaders and Wonder Woman: Cheetah on the Prowl.
.: 1:19:37 :: 36.7 MB :: 27 June 2009 :.
320: This time around Dan and Mike discuss British superheroes smashing Ditko-esque demons (Captain Britain and MI13: Hell Comes to Birmingham), an alternate reality where the nights are hot and the dames are hotter (X-Men Noir) and a charming mass murderer who needs to borrow your face (Terror, Inc.).
.: 56:20 :: 25.9 MB :: 09 June 2009 :.
319: In Batman & Robin: The Case of the Laughing Sphinx and Superman: From Krypton to Metropolis, two Fisher-Price storybooks, you'll hear the amazing origins of Robin and Superman!
.: 1:22:00 :: 37.9 MB :: 29 May 2009 :.
318: May 1984 saw the release of Secrect Wars #1, the first chapter in what would become the 12-part series that defined comic book events. Now, 25 years later, Dan Toland and Michael Sims discuss the limited series had on superhero comic books. (Oh, and they also discuss the less successful and totally abysmal follow-up, Secrect Wars II.)
.: 55:50 :: 26.0 MB :: 22 May 2009 :.
317: Eventually death catches up with everyone, even superheroes. But in comic books, death isn't always permanent. Today, Des and Mike discuss the impact death has on comic book characters and the superhero genre.
.: 1:36:14 :: 44.4 MB :: 21 May 2009 :.
316: Mike has a thing or two to say about a play he recently suffered through, then he and Jenny read through the May Previews catalog. After that, Ian Wilson pops by with his thoughts about X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
.: 1:07:41 :: 31.3 MB :: 19 May 2009 :.
315: Dan and Mike present another installment of Waiting for the Trade, and this time they discuss world-destroying monsters (Hulk: World War Hulk), vampire-slaying vampire slayers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Time of Your Life) and Nazi-punching robots (Atomic Robo: Dogs of War).
.: 45:29 :: 21.2 MB :: 08 May 2009 :.
314: Today you'll hear the last two episodes of the Fantastic Four radio show: "In the Clutches of Doctor Doom" and "A Super-Skrull Walks Among Us."
.: 48:35 :: 22.4 MB :: 01 May 2009 :.
313: This week Dan and Mike discuss garishly colored mutants (Gambit Classics), whether kids will be grabbed by certain comics (Marvel Adventures Spider-Man: Jumping to Conclusions) and demons punching other demons in the face (Hellboy: Seed of Destruction).
.: 46:35 :: 21.7 MB :: 24 April 2009 :.
312: After Jenny recaps her recent trip, she and Mike make an announcement, then they read through the April Previews catalog.
.: 49:46 :: 23.1 MB :: 17 April 2009 :.
311: First Dan and Mike lament two of the three trades they read this week (Superman: The Coming of Atlas, The Perhapanauts: Triangle and The Middleman: The Trade Paperback Imperative), then Ian Wilson pops in to talk about Watchmen.
.: 59:25 :: 27.5 MB :: 14 April 2009 :.
310: It's running a tad later than normal this year, but nevertheless, James and Mike announce the winners of the Third Annual Earth-2.net Mainpage Awards!
.: 53:50 :: 25.0 MB :: 10 April 2009 :.
309: Two more episodes of the Fantastic Four radio program are coming your way! This time you'll hear "The Spell of the Hate-Monger" and "The Return of Doctor Doom."
.: 48:08 :: 22.4 MB :: 03 April 2009 :.
308: Seeing as how the 20th anniversary of Quantum Leap just passed, Dan and Mike decided to discuss the series which is very near and dear to their hearts. From the great acting to the cheesy moments to the botched final seconds, the guys leave no stone unturned. Specifically, however, they're here to look at their favorite cliffhanger (or "Oh boy!") moments.
.: 1:08:11 :: 31.3 MB :: 02 April 2009 :.
307: This time around Dan and Mike examine two hardcovers collecting classic Marvel stories from the early 1980s (Cloak & Dagger: Child of Darkness, Child of Light and Avengers: Hawkeye), then they take a look at a hit from the 1990s (Starman: Sins of the Father).
.: 1:02:00 :: 28.6 MB :: 24 March 2009 :.
306: Last time we heard from the Fantastic Four radio show, the titular quartet had just finished a skirmish with the Sub-Mariner. In this episode they'll face Doctor Doom ("The Dreaded Doctor Doom"), the Puppet Master ("Prisoners of the Puppet Master") and the Hulk ("The Fantastic Four Meet the Incredible Hulk")!
.: 1:06:26 :: 30.8 MB :: 13 March 2009 :.
305: Tweaking the origins of superheroes is nothing new, but in 1985 DC rebooted their entire line of comics allowing a handful of creative masterminds the opportunity to reshape classic characters. The three biggest, of course, were comprised of DC's Trinity: Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. In this edition of Waiting for the Trade, Dan and Mike take a look at those stories (Batman: Year One, The Man of Steel and Wonder Woman: Gods and Mortals) to see how well they did their job, and if they withstood the test of time.
.: 1:17:44 :: 35.7 MB :: 10 March 2009 :.
304: Without batting an eyelash, most comic book readers will decry the 1990s claiming the decade to be a creative cesspool for the industry. However, in this episode of Earth-2.net: The Show, Des and Mike do the exact opposite; they're here to tell you all about the greatness that came out of the decade, and why we should be thankful for the 10-year span.
.: 1:51:14 :: 51.3 MB :: 27 February 2009 :.
303: A killer worm in a giant robot fights a little boy in a man's body (Shazam!: The Monster Society of Evil). A scruffy mutant fights his lover's dishonorable father (Wolverine). And a so-so comic fights uncomfortable coloring (Sandman Mystery Theatre: The Face and the Brute).
.: 59:44 :: 27.6 MB :: 24 February 2009 :.
302: Today we present the first three episodes from the long-forgotten Fantastic Four radio program: "The Fantastic Four Meet the Mole Man," "The Menace of the Miracle Man" and "The Coming of Sub-Mariner."
.: 1:10:12 :: 32.5 MB :: 20 February 2009 :.
301: This episode might be a tad shorter than normal, but Dan and Mike have plenty to say about Hulk: Red Hulk, Marvel Illustrated: Treasure Island and 100 Bullets: First Shot, Last Call.
.: 42:14 :: 19.7 MB :: 10 February 2009 :.
300: With a movie that's grossed nearly $350 million worldwide, and all four books topping best seller lists, Twilight is very clearly a global phenomenon. But is it any good?
.: 3:05:14 :: 84.9 MB :: 30 January 2009 :.
299: Tiny Titans: Welcome to the Treehouse, Batman: RIP and Madman: The Oddity Oddessy are the three collections Dan and Mike review this week. Will they fall in love with the cuteness of the li'l Titans, believe the hype surrounding Bruce Wayne's demise and marvel at Mike Allred's earliest take on his most famous character? Maybe. Then again, maybe you'll want to get your hate mail ready.
.: 53:37 :: 24.8 MB :: 27 January 2009 :.
298: Jenny and Mike briefly discuss Christmas and address an e-mail before reading through the January Previews catalog. After that, Ian Wilson drops by to talk about the comic book movies of 2008, as well as what's coming up in 2009.
.: 1:38:26 :: 45.5 MB :: 23 January 2009 :.
297: First Des and Mike look back at the best comics of 2008, then they review Black Lightning: Year One #1, Haunted Tank #2, No Hero #3, Shrapnel: Aristeia Rising #1 and Spider-Man: Fear Itself.
.: 1:13:23 :: 34.0 MB :: 20 January 2009 :.
296: In the first edition of Waiting for the Trade of 2009, Dan and Mike review The Flash: Emergency Stop, Harley Quinn: Preludes & Knock-Knock Jokes and Global Frequency: Planet Ablaze.
.: 1:07:00 :: 30.9 MB :: 13 January 2009 :.
295: It's finally happened. Some of Marvel's key comic books now cost $3.99. What do Des and Mike have to say about this? A lot!
.: 1:07:41 :: 31.2 MB :: 09 January 2009 :.
294: This time around Dan and Mike discuss a letter to a lost love (Spider-Man: Blue), a world-changing event (Secret Invasion) and a world born too soon (Marvel 1602).
.: 1:15:10 :: 34.4 MB :: 30 December 2008 :.
293: Having covered the 1966 and 1989 Batman films, James, Ian and Mike are back to discuss the next movie in the Batman franchise: Batman Returns! Steady yourself for three hours of girlish giggling, historical references and potential head trauma. Oh, and there's a movie review mixed in there, too.
.: 3:03:15 :: 83.8 MB :: 25 December 2008 :.
292: Can you guess which of the following comics Des and Mike vehemently disagreed on? One look at the list should give you a big hint: DMZ #37, Final Crisis #5, Invincible #56, Secret Invasion: Dark Reign and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz #1.
.: 1:02:10 :: 28.4 MB :: 23 December 2008 :.
291: With Jenny's cough being no better than before, Mike reads the bulk of the December Previews. Also, some sad news for Star Trek fans.
.: 44:26 :: 20.3 MB :: 19 December 2008 :.
290: Someone recently celebrated her 30th birthday, and she's here to talk about it. Also, Ian pops in with his thoughts about Hellboy and Hellboy II: The Golden Army.
.: 1:06:46 :: 30.5 MB :: 18 December 2008 :.
289: Dan and Mike break format this week; instead of discussing two forthcoming collections and one that's already on the shelves, they cover (and argue over) the two series that made Alex Ross a comic book superstar: Marvels and Kingdom Come!
.: 2:04:10 :: 56.8 MB :: 16 December 2008 :.
288: Killer tomatoes, rogue heroes, enraged gods, warring rebels and possessed souls all attack in the five comics (Attack of the Killer Tomatoes #1, Savage Dragon #141, Thor: Man of War, Unknown Soldier #2 and Vincent Price Presents #3) Des and Mike discussed this week.
.: 1:03:07 :: 28.8 MB :: 09 December 2008 :.
287: Hidden truths are revealed (Green Lantern: Secret Origin), misguided revenge is sought (Invincible Iron Man: The Five Nightmares) and demonic plots are foiled (Hellblazer: Son of Man) in the three trades Dan and Mike reviewed this week.
.: 1:15:43 :: 34.6 MB :: 02 December 2008 :.
286: The final four Star Trek Power Records are presented today: The Man Who Trained Meteors, The Robot Masters, Dinosaur Planet and The Human Factor.
.: 1:03:39 :: 29.1 MB :: 28 November 2008 :.
285: This week Des and Mike butt heads over one of the five comic books, but then they come to agree that another is horrendous. And those five books are: Anna Mercury #4, Brit #9, The Cleaners #1, Green Arrow / Black Canary #14 and Nightwing #150.
.: 1:05:29 :: 29.9 MB :: 25 November 2008 :.
284: Doctor Who Week continues on Earth-2.net, and in this episode of Earth-2.net: The Show Dan and Mike discuss Steven Moffat, writer of such episodes as "The Doctor Dances" and "Blink." Not only do they look at his contributions to the program thus far, but speculate as to what he'll bring to the show now that he's been named head writer / executive producer.
.: 1:06:21 :: 30.3 MB :: 22 November 2008 :.
283: As part of Doctor Who Week, Dan and Mike discuss IDW's Doctor Who Classics, volume one. But before that, they review the Robin: Violent Tendencies and Ultimate Human trade paperbacks.
.: 1:00:17 :: 27.5 MB :: 18 November 2008 :.
282: Though selections from the November Previews catalog might be the main topic of the show, Jenny and Mike find time to talk about writing, road trips and ice cream. Oh, and STDs.
.: 1:07:59 :: 31.1 MB :: 14 November 2008 :.
281: First Des and Mike discuss Amazing Spider-Man #575, Battlefields: The Night Witches #1, Final Crisis: Rage of the Red Lanterns, Hellboy: In the Chapel of Moloch and The War that Time Forgot #6. Then DW chimes in with his review of the Mirror's Edge remix album.
.: 1:08:45 :: 31.4 MB :: 11 November 2008 :.
280: Ill-fated time travel, the politics of superheroes and the aftermath of world domination are the themes this week as Dan and Mike speak about Booster Gold: Blue and Gold, Civil War and Empire.
.: 1:15:37 :: 34.6 MB :: 04 November 2008 :.
279: Des and Mike discuss another round of comic books this week, and they are: Final Crisis: Rogues' Revenge #3, Ghostbusters: The Other Side #1, Justice Society of America #19, Robin #179 and X-Men: Worlds Apart #1.
.: 54:51 :: 25.1 MB :: 28 October 2008 :.
278: Jenny and Mike celebrate the third anniversary of Earth-2.net: The Show by discussing Saw V. Sigh.
.: 1:08:35 :: 31.3 MB :: 25 October 2008 :.
277: Robot boobies (Sky Doll), gruesome deaths (X-Force: Angels & Demons) and leaping Frenchmen (Captain America: War & Remembrance) are only a handful of the topics Dan and Mike cover this week in Waiting for the Trade.
.: 1:24:16 :: 38.5 MB :: 21 October 2008 :.
276: Recently Earth-2.net: The Show presented you with three Star Trek Power Records. Today you get four more: The Time Stealer, To Starve a Fleaver, Logistics of Stampede and Mirror for Futility.
.: 1:04:00 :: 29.3 MB :: 17 October 2008 :.
275: Never in the history of the Is It Wednesday Yet? segment have Des and Mike been so divided on one comic book. Which host declared "I hate this book" about one of the following titles: Batman #680, El Diablo #2, Four Eyes #1, House of Mystery #6 and Vixen: Return of the Lion #1?
.: 1:03:27 :: 29.0 MB :: 14 October 2008 :.
274: Batman has re-formed the Outsiders, and their first mission involves stopping an OMAC and a European space launch (Batman and the Outsiders, volume one). First Spider-Man has to prevent Mr. Negative from killing off the entire New York City mafia, then he teams with Jackpot to stop a new Goblin (Spider-Man: Brand New Day, volume one). And then Maxwell Lord's new (yet familiar) team of superheroes bumbles into one adventure after another (Formerly Known as the Justice League).
.: 1:42:36 :: 46.9 MB :: 07 October 2008 :.
273: At one point during the recording, Jenny says something so outrageous that Mike calls an end to the show. (Okay, they kept going, but he called an end nonetheless.) As it is with every Previews show, the laughter doesn't stop, and the October edition isn't any different.
.: 1:32:55 :: 42.5 MB :: 03 October 2008 :.
272: There's something different about Is It Wednesday Yet? this week. The show is being released on a Tuesday. Both Des and Mike are present. And five comic books are being covered: Action Comics #869, Cable #7, City of Dust #1, Civil War: House of M #2 and Scalped #21. Wait! Were there two DC books in there?
.: 1:01:32 :: 28.1 MB :: 30 September 2008 :.
271: Long after Star Trek ended its original run of episodes, the series was kept alive thanks to Power Records. In this episode of Earth-2.net: The Show you'll hear three such recordings: Passage to Moauv, In Vino Veritas and The Crier in Emptiness!
.: 50:45 :: 23.2 MB :: 26 September 2008 :.
270: No matter how hard they tried, Dan and Mike couldn't seem to agree this week. Is The Spirit, volume two goofy or trying too hard to be goofy? They agree that Wonder Woman: The Circle looks good, but that's where their consensus ends. And one of the hosts barely finished Sandman, volume two: The Doll's House.
.: 1:40:38 :: 46.0 MB :: 23 September 2008 :.
269: On paper, Teen Wolf is a great concept: a teenage werewolf who accidentally outs himself seeks acceptance from his friends. In execution, however, things fall apart, and it's up to Jenny and Mike to make sense out of it.
.: 2:15:15 :: 61.9 MB :: 19 September 2008 :.
268: Recently comic book writer Robert Kirkman made some controversial statements regarding corporate- versus self-publishing, and Des and Mike are here to chime in.
.: 55:55 :: 25.5 MB :: 18 September 2008 :.
267: This week Des and Mike talk about a Silver Age tribute book (The Age of the Sentry #1), the perfect blending of sex and action (Incredible Hercules #121), the rise of a former Avenger (Iron Man: Director of SHIELD #33), terrible urban stereotypes (Marvel Adventures The Avengers #28) and characters you've never heard of before (Mighty Avengers #18).
.: 1:05:26 :: 29.9 MB :: 16 September 2008 :.
266: Though it might have reshaped how the world saw Batman, and led directly to the creation of Batman: The Animated Series, Tim Burton's Batman (1989) is a seriously flawed film with bland characters, numerous plot holes and a Batman who has no qualms about killing. Let the ranting begin!
.: 3:08:35 :: 86.3 MB :: 12 September 2008 :.
265: Last week we teased it, and now it's here! The newest segment of Earth-2.net: The Show is Waiting for the Trade, hosted by Dan Toland and Michael David Sims. In this first installment, the guys speak about Abyss, volume one; Wolverine: Origins, volume five - Deadpool; and Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters.
.: 1:36:15 :: 44.0 MB :: 09 September 2008 :.
264: First the duo discusses Jenny's writing, then they read through the September Previews.
.: 1:21:58 :: 37.5 MB :: 05 September 2008 :.
263: Des is back! As always, he and Mike reviewed five comic books (Dead of Night Featuring Devil-Slayer #1, Marvel Apes #1, Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane #2, Sub-Mariner: The Depths #1 and Venom: Dark Origin #2), but one of them was so bad it put the duo in a foul mood for the rest of the show.
.: 1:05:24 :: 29.9 MB :: 02 September 2008 :.
262: "Am I the meanest? Sho'nuff! Am I the prettiest? Sho'nuff! Am I the baddest mofo lowdown around this town? Sho'nuff! Well who am I? Sho'nuff! Who am I? Sho'nuff! I can't hear you! Sho'nuff... the Shogun of Harlem!" Oh yeah, we're talking about The Last Dragon!
.: 1:30:03 :: 41.2 MB :: 29 August 2008 :.
261: For the honor of Grayskull, Jenny and Mike review She-Ra: The Secret of the Sword!
.: 1:38:57 :: 45.2 MB :: 28 August 2008 :.
260: Once again, Dan Toland joins Mike to discuss five comic books: Black Panther #40, Daredevil #110, Runaways #1, Secret Invasion: The Amazing Spider-Man #1 and She-Hulk #32.
.: 1:30:38 :: 41.4 MB :: 26 August 2008 :.
259: This week, Mike and a special guest review 1985 #4, Moon Knight #21, Punisher #61, Uncanny X-Men #501 and X-Factor Special: Layla Miller. Who's the guest and where's Des? You know how to found out.
.: 1:19:13 :: 36.2 MB :: 19 August 2008 :.
258: James Deaux and Ian Wilson join Mike this week, as the trio reviews the 1966 Batman movie, starring Adam West and Burt Ward. Along the way the guys discuss Robin's feelings about kissing girls, the monument to Benedict Arnold in Gotham City Central Park, the Riddler's wayward glances and the differences in how Americans and the British pronounce certain words.
.: 2:23:54 :: 65.8 MB :: 15 August 2008 :.
257: The five comics Des and Mike cover this week are Atomic Robo: Dogs of War #1, Fall of Cthulhu: Godwar #1, Secret Invasion: Inhumans #1, Station #2 and X-Men Origins: Jean Grey.
.: 1:17:51 :: 35.6 MB :: 12 August 2008 :.
256: Another collection of Power Records are presented today for your enjoyment. This batch, entitled The Amazing Spider-Man and Friends, includes Spider-Man: The Mark of the Man-Wolf, The Incredible Hulk at Bay, Captain America and the Falcon: And a Phoenix Shall Arise and The Fantastic Four: The Way It Began.
.: 1:10:37 :: 32.3 MB :: 08 August 2008 :.
255: Concerts, cleavage and comics are the order of the day, as Jenny and Mike read through the August Previews!
.: 1:47:53 :: 49.3 MB :: 05 August 2008 :.
254: As always, Des and Mike reviewed five comic books this week: Fantastic Four: True Story #1, Haunt of Horror: Lovecraft #2, newuniversal: 1959, Skaar: Son of Hulk #2 and X-Men: Odd Men Out. While two of them are worth your time, three are true stinkers!
.: 1:28:30 :: 40.5 MB :: 29 July 2008 :.
253: First up, Desmond Reddick interviews Dr. E. Paul Zehr, author of Becoming Batman: The Possibility of a Superhero. Then Ian Wilson chimes in with his review of Wanted.
.: 36:40 :: 16.7 MB :: 25 July 2008 :.
252: After taking a few weeks off, Des and Mike are back to review five comics books: The Immortal Iron Fist #17, Marvel Adventures Super Heroes #1, Uncanny X-Men #500, Wolverine: First Class #5 and X-Men: Legacy #214.
.: 1:35:39 :: 43.7 MB :: 22 July 2008 :.
251: Before Jenny reads the July Previews, Mike gushes over the Watchmen trailer.
.: 1:29:53 :: 41.1 MB :: 18 July 2008 :.
250: Episode 250 is (finally) here! After recapping Wizard World Chicago 2008, Jenny and Mike take a look back at one of their favorite films: From Dusk till Dawn.
.: 2:20:19 :: 64.2 MB :: 17 July 2008 :.
249: Marvel: Your Universe, a Wizard World Chicago 2008 panel.
.: 1:15:38 :: 34.6 MB :: 06 July 2008 :.
248: Women in Comics, a Wizard World Chicago 2008 panel.
.: 1:01:20 :: 28.0 MB :: 06 July 2008 :.
247: Cup O' Bendis, a Wizard World Chicago 2008 panel.
.: 1:11:30 :: 32.7 MB :: 05 July 2008 :.
246: DDP: The Pop Culture Zone, a Wizard World Chicago 2008 panel.
.: 49:36 :: 22.7 MB :: 05 July 2008 :.
245: The Image Founders Panel, a Wizard World Chicago 2008 panel.
.: 1:30:40 :: 41.5 MB :: 04 July 2008 :.
244: The Ultimate Zombie Survival Guide with Max Brooks, a Wizard World Chicago 2008 panel.
.: 55:25 :: 25.3 MB :: 04 July 2008 :.
243: Spawn to the Future, a Wizard World Chicago 2008 panel.
.: 53:01 :: 24.2 MB :: 03 July 2008 :.
242: Warren Ellis Unplugged, a Wizard World Chicago 2008 panel.
.: 2:21:37 :: 64.8 MB :: 03 July 2008 :.
241: The Great Debate: Bendis vs. Johns, a Wizard World Chicago 2008 panel.
.: 1:07:44 :: 31.0 MB :: 02 July 2008 :.
240: The Jessica Abel / Matt Madden Panel, a Wizard World Chicago 2008 panel.
.: 52:20 :: 23.9 MB :: 02 July 2008 :.
239: Image Comics Spotlight: Robert Kirkman, a Wizard World Chicago 2008 panel.
.: 1:06:23 :: 30.3 MB :: 01 July 2008 :.
238: Inflating breasts, slutty costumes, high fashion, invading aliens and incoherent nonsense are all discussed this week as Des and Mike review American Dream #5, Astonishing X-Men #25, Patsy Walker: Hellcat #1, Secret Invasion: Front Line #1 and Squadron Supreme #1.
.: 1:01:49 :: 28.3 MB :: 01 July 2008 :.
237: Vertigo: Edgy and Evocative, a Wizard World Chicago 2008 panel.
.: 55:12 :: 25.2 MB :: 30 June 2008 :.
236: Daredevil Retrospective with Bendis & Maleev, a Wizard World Chicago 2008 panel.
.: 58:51 :: 26.9 MB :: 30 June 2008 :.
235: In this short episode of Earth-2.net: The Show, Ian Wilson chimes in with his thoughts about The Hulk (2003) and The Incredible Hulk (2008).
.: 29:40 :: 13.5 MB :: 27 June 2008 :.
234: Angel: Revelations #2, Avengers Fairy Tales #3, Secret Invasion: Runaways / Young Avengers #1, Thunderbolts #121 and X-Men: First Class #13 weren't so fondly reviewed this week. Okay, one of them was. But the other four, not so much.
.: 56:34 :: 27.2 MB :: 24 June 2008 :.
233: "911. Please state the nature of your emergency..."
.: 1:12:32 :: 33.2 MB :: 21 June 2008 :.
232: Ghost Rider continues to hunt for Zadkiel (Ghost Rider #24), while Hercules battles Nightmare (The Incredible Hercules #118). Johnny Storm meets with an old flame (Secret Invasion: Fantastic Four #2), and Cyclops takes drugs (Ultimate X-Men #95). And a battle-weary Logan hits the road (Wolverine #66).
.: 1:10:05 :: 32.0 MB :: 17 June 2008 :.
231: Garth Ennis Q&A, a Wizard World Philly 2008 panel.
.: 1:04:52 :: 29.6 MB :: 13 June 2008 :.
230: DC's Sunday Conversation: For the Love of Comics, a Wizard World Philly 2008 panel.
.: 1:13:33 :: 33.6 MB :: 12 June 2008 :.
229: Avatar Press, a Wizard World Philly 2008 panel.
.: 48:47 :: 22.3 MB :: 11 June 2008 :.
228: After a brief hiatus, the Is It Wednesday Yet? segment is back! The books reviewed this week are: Captain Britain and MI-13 #2, Eternals #1, Punisher MAX Special: Little Black Book, The Twelve #6 and X-Force Special: Ain't No Dog. One of them is so bad, there are no words to score it. Also, Mike reveals a shocking truth about himself!
.: 1:04:52 :: 29.6 MB :: 10 June 2008 :.
227: Chris Claremont: Career Retrospective, a Wizard World Philly 2008 panel.
.: 1:41:32 :: 46.4 MB :: 09 June 2008 :.
226: Cup O' Joe, a Wizard World Philly 2008 panel.
.: 1:07:49 :: 31.0 MB :: 08 June 2008 :.
225: What do you get when you cross a late-night recording with the June Previews? The answer: comic book solicitations being interrupted by laughing fits and crude jokes, of course.
.: 1:38:07 :: 44.9 MB :: 07 June 2008 :.
224: DCU: Crisis Now, a Wizard World Philly 2008 panel.
.: 1:06:04 :: 30.2 MB :: 06 June 2008 :.
223: Secret Invasion, a Wizard World Philly 2008 panel.
.: 1:00:30 :: 27.7 MB :: 05 June 2008 :.
222: Legends of Comics, a Wizard World Philly 2008 panel.
.: 1:00:26 :: 27.6 MB :: 05 June 2008 :.
221: DC Nation, a Wizard World Philly 2008 panel.
.: 1:00:04 :: 27.4 MB :: 04 June 2008 :.
220: Spider-Man's Brand New Day, a Wizard World Philly 2008 panel.
.: 1:05:37 :: 30.0 MB :: 03 June 2008 :.
219: Marvel Knights 10th Anniversary, a Wizard World Philly 2008 panel.
.: 57:26 :: 26.2 MB :: 03 June 2008 :.
218: Mondo Marvel, a Wizard World Philly 2008 panel.
.: 1:10:45 :: 32.3 MB :: 02 June 2008 :.
217: Longtime listeners of the Is It Wednesday Yet? segment know the grading scale by heart: buy, borrow, flip through and skip. But they also know there are several grades reserved for extra special books. Sometimes those grades are full of loving warmth, and sometimes they're filled with burning hatred. In this episode of Earth-2.net: The Show, two of those special grades are given. The books this week are Daredevil #107, Marvel 1985 #1, Ms. Marvel #27, She-Hulk #29 and Wolverine: First Class #3.
.: 1:00:42 :: 27.7 MB :: 27 May 2008 :.
216: Anime Central, one of the premier anime conventions in North America, recently came to Chicago, so Jenny and Mike paid the show a visit. Following their discussion of the convention, Ian Wilson returns with his review of Iron Man!
.: 1:00:34 :: 27.7 MB :: 23 May 2008 :.
215: Good or bad, sometimes comics surprise you. You think you know what you're going to get, but the experience winds up nowhere near your expectations. This week, at least three of the comics (Black Panther #36, Captain America #38, Iron Man: Director of SHIELD #29, Marvel Adventures The Avengers #24 and X-Factor #31) surprised Des and Mike. But where did those surprises fall on the positive / negative scale?
.: 50:47 :: 23.2 MB :: 20 May 2008 :.
214: Conan, arguably the biggest name to leap from pulp novels, has also been featured in comic books, movies, television shows, video games and Power Records. Today you'll hear four such recordings: The Jewel of the Ages, Shadow of the Stolen City, The Thunder Dust and The Crawler in the Mists (PDF). To read along with The Crawler in the Mists, click the link (RE: PDF) above.
.: 59:56 :: 27.4 MB :: 16 May 2008 :.
213: One of the five books (GeNext #1, Guardians of the Galaxy #1, newuniversal: shockfront #1, Punisher #57 and X-Men Origin: Colossus) the guys reviewed this week might have made a reference to this very podcast! Download the show right now to hear the reactions of Des and Mike.
.: 1:07:13 :: 30.7 MB :: 13 May 2008 :.
212: Jenny's back just in time for a look at the May Previews catalog!
.: 1:33:48 :: 42.9 MB :: 09 May 2008 :.
211: It's a first issue extravaganza! This week Des and Mike spoke about American Dream #1, Avengers / Invaders #1, Invincible Iron Man #1, Iron Man: Viva Las Vegas #1 and Thunderbolts: Reason in Madness. Surprisingly, one of the hosts wasn't crazy about the big release this week, and another book truly amazed both of them!
.: 1:04:37 :: 29.5 MB :: 06 May 2008 :.
210: In a recent panel discussion, independent cartoonists Ivan Brunetti, John Hankiewicz and Onsmith spoke about their craft, personal lives and what inspires them to create. Presented here is a recording of said panel.
.: 1:28:12 :: 40.3 MB :: 02 May 2008 :.
209: While reviewing Daredevil: Blood of the Tarantula, Marvel Adventures Iron Man #12, New Avengers #40, New Warriors #11 and X-Men: Legacy #210, one of the hosts decided that a certain book could... mate with itself. But there's only one way to discover which book received the profanity-laced score: download the show.
.: 55:43 :: 25.5 MB :: 29 April 2008 :.
208: To celebrate their 11th anniversary in style (or as stylish as these two get), Jenny and Mike got in front of the microphone to discuss a comic book that is very near and dear to their hearts: Preacher! (More specifically, they focused on Gone to Texas, the first volume in the series.)
.: 2:02:32 :: 56.0 MB :: 22 April 2008 :.
207: In this rare Monday episode of Earth-2.net: The Show, Des and Mike discussed five comic books: Caliber #1, Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four #35, Mighty Avengers #12, Ultimate Spider-Man #121 and X-Force #3.
.: 50:01 :: 22.8 MB :: 21 April 2008 :.
206: What do My Chemical Romance, teenagers, The Karate Kid, parking violations and The Crow: Wicked Prayer all have in common? Well, nothing really, except that they're all topics of discussion on this episode of Earth-2.net: The Show.
.: 1:26:23 :: 39.5 MB :: 18 April 2008 :.
205: Of the five comic books Des and Mike spoke about this week (Avengers: The Initiative #11, Hercules #1, The Incredible Hercules #116, Iron Man #28 and War is Hell: The First Flight of the Phantom Eagle #2), three were filled with great storytelling, one was painfully awful and one (sort of) split them.
.: 1:03:28 :: 29.0 MB :: 15 April 2008 :.
204: Not all Power Records were stories about superheroes. Some were dark tales of pure dread! Today you'll hear five such tales: A Story of Dracula, the Wolfman and Frankenstein; The Monster of Frankenstein; Dracula: Terror in the Snow (PDF); Man-Thing: Night of the Laughing Dead (PDF); and The Curse of the Werewolf (PDF). To read along with three of the stories, click the links (RE: PDF) above.
.: 1:25:27 :: 39.1 MB :: 11 April 2008 :.
203: Avengers Fairy Tales #2, Criminal II #2, Dead of Night Featuring Man-Thing #3, The Last Defenders #2 and Wolverine #64 are the five comic books Des and Mike took an early look at this week.
.: 56:59 :: 26.0 MB :: 08 April 2008 :.
202: Jenny and Mike laugh their way through the April Previews catalog.
.: 1:15:42 :: 34.6 MB :: 04 April 2008 :.
201: Desmond Reddick and Michael David Sims are back in the long-awaited return of the Is It Wednesday Yet? segment of Earth-2.net: The Show! This week the duo reviewed Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Guilty Pleasures #10, Gemini #1, Moon Knight #17, Young Avengers Presents #3 and Young X-Men #1. Not only do you get those five reviews, but there are also two big surprises!
.: 1:08:43 :: 31.4 MB :: 01 April 2008 :.
200: Dim the lights, slather on some greasepaint and dust off your all-black wardrobe. To celebrate the 200th episode of Earth-2.net: The Show, Jenny and Mike sat down to discuss The Crow! First they explore the origins of the goth / punk icon by reviewing the James O'Barr comic book. Afterwards they set their sights on the 1994 film starring Brandon Lee. Also, the winner of the big, mysterious prize is finally announced!
.: 3:35:41 :: 98.7 MB :: 21 March 2008 :.
199: This isn't World's Finest Podcast and it isn't the Is It Wednesday Yet? segment, so why are both James Deaux and Desmond Reddick on Earth-2.net: The Show this week? That's because James and Mike review Justice League: The New Frontier, and then Des joins Mike to discuss Witchblade #116.
.: 3:01:52 :: 83.2 MB :: 14 March 2008 :.
198: In this extra-sized episode, Jenny and Mike discuss their recent trip to Disney World. Highlights include a medical emergency aboard the plane, a lost child, an illness caused by freezing rain, a lackluster movie and a forty-niner. A forty-niner? Yeah, sort of. After that, Jenny and Mike go through the March Previews catalog, and Ian Wilson reviews two Will Smith movies: I Am Legend and Men in Black. Plus: an addition to Earth-2.net is announced!
.: 2:53:11 :: 79.2 MB :: 07 March 2008 :.
197: And the Oscar goes to... oh, wrong award show. James and Mike are here to announce the winners of the Second Annual Earth-2.net Mainpage Awards!
.: 1:08:33 :: 31.3 MB :: 29 February 2008 :.
196: Jenny and Mike might be on vacation, but that doesn't mean they've left you empty-handed. Before heading off to celebrate Mike's 30th birthday, they sat down to record their thoughts about the haunting independent film Right at Your Door.
.: 1:07:08 :: 30.7 MB :: 22 February 2008 :.
195: Cable & Deadpool #50, Mighty Avengers #9, Ultimate Human #2, Ultimate X-Men #91 and Wolverine: Origins #22 are the five comic books reviewed this week by Des and Mike. One of these books splits the guys right down the middle. Can you guess which one?
.: 56:16 :: 25.7 MB :: 19 February 2008 :.
194: It's February Previews time! Plus, Jenny and Mike answer a few e-mails, including one about slumping Amazing Spider-Man sales. Mike also plays a very amusing review recorded by Rob Briscoe from the Uncanny X-Cast.
.: 1:04:34 :: 29.5 MB :: 15 February 2008 :.
193: This week Des and Mike took a look at Fantastic Four #554 (the first of 16 issues by Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch), Fantastic Four: The Lost Adventure (a hidden "gem" by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and friends), Ghost Rider #20 (in which Jason Aaron and Roland Boschi began their run), Marvel Adventures Hulk #8 (starring the Defenders) and Punisher: Force of Nature (wherein the Punisher stalks three men lost at sea).
.: 1:00:26 :: 27.6 MB :: 12 February 2008 :.
192: Of the five comics Des and Mike reviewed this week Clandestine #1, Lords of Avalon: Sword of Darkness #1, Marvel Illustrated: Moby Dick #1, The Twelve #2 and Uncanny X-Men #495 it's suggested that two be added to your pull list, and one is said to be a "modern classic in the making." Also, a Marvel Illustrated book finally impresses both men.
.: 1:03:14 :: 28.9 MB :: 05 February 2008 :.
191: Ewoks, Captain America #34, vacations, birthdays and fanboys are discussed. Oh yeah, Jenny and Mike also review the Danny Boyle film Sunshine.
.: 1:36:40 :: 44.2 MB :: 01 February 2008 :.
190: After Mike makes an announcement about episode 200, he and Des review five comic books slated for release this week: The Darkness #2, Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four #32, Spider-Man: With Great Power... #1, What If? Spider-Man vs. Wolverine and Witchblade #114.
.: 1:04:22 :: 29.4 MB :: 29 January 2008 :.
189: Mike rants about the way the media handled Heath Ledger's death, Jenny reveals her sexy side and together they review the Skinwalkers DVD.
.: 1:15:07 :: 34.3 MB :: 25 January 2008 :.
188: This week Des and Mike review two indy comic books (Afterburn #1 by Red 5 Comics, and Salem #0 from BOOM! Studios) as well as three Marvel books (Ultimate Fantastic Four #50, Ultimate Iron Man II #2 and World War Hulk Aftersmash: Damage Control #1).
.: 1:07:17 :: 30.8 MB :: 22 January 2008 :.
187: Ian Wilson looks back at the comic book movies of 2007, and then looks forward to what's forthcoming in 2008. Before that, however, Mike lets loose the strangest rant yet, Jenny mourns her puppy-less household and Mike confirms that plans have been set in motion for episode 200.
.: 1:02:01 :: 28.3 MB :: 18 January 2008 :.
186: While reviewing The Immortal Iron Fist #12, Iron Man and Power Pack #3, Marvel Comics Presents #5, New Exiles #1 and World War Hulk Aftersmash: Warbound #2 Des and Mike lost their minds.
.: 1:05:28 :: 29.9 MB :: 15 January 2008 :.
185: Power Records, for an entire generation they were the source of endless amusement. Each record was filled with action, drama and adventure! Not only could you listen to the excitement, but you could read along in a storybook. Those days are here again as Earth-2.net presents four Batman stories: Robin Meets Man-Bat, Gorilla City, Mystery of the Scarecrow Corpse and Catwoman's Revenge! To read along, download both the MP3 and PDF storybook.
.: 52:20 :: 23.9 MB :: 11 January 2008 :.
184: On an almost weekly basis, they've told you what comic books to buy, borrow, flip through and skip, but now Desmond Reddick and Michael David Sims take it one step further. In this installment of the Is It Wednesday Yet? segment of Earth-2.net: The Show, they shine a very bright light on the best comic books, creators and publishers of 2008!
.: 1:00:16 :: 27.5 MB :: 08 January 2008 :.
183: For the second show in a row Jenny rants! This time it wasn't the ill treatment of puppies that drew her ire; instead it was... well, telling would spoil the fun. Later the duo dissects the January Previews, but before all that they answer an e-mail concerning their recent I Am Legend discussion.
.: 1:02:26 :: 28.5 MB :: 04 January 2008 :.
182: It's the first show of the new year! First Jenny and Mike discuss Christmas, then Jenny rants about how people treat their dogs. Following that, the duo reviews I Am Legend the book by Richard Matheson and the movie starring Will Smith. One is loved, the other... not so much.
.: 1:35:51 :: 43.8 MB :: 01 January 2008 :.
181: It isn't often that Des and Mike agree on most of the books they review on the Is It Wednesday Yet? segment, but this is one of those weeks. Only one book had them at different ends of the spectrum. Was it Fantastic Four: ¡Isla de la Muerte!, Hulk vs. Fin Fan Foom, Marvel Illustrated: The Picture of Dorian Gray #1, X-Men: First Class #7 or The Zombie: Simon Garth #2?
.: 1:02:28 :: 28.5 MB :: 27 December 2007 :.
180: Movie trailers, the mess that is Spider-Man: One More Day, two errors in Mighty Avengers #6, stolen bras and video game systems, a bomb scare and The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters are all discussed by Jenny and Mike.
.: 1:32:13 :: 42.2 MB :: 21 December 2007 :.
179: Of the five comics Des and Mike reviewed this week (Foundation #1, The Incredible Hulk #112, Marvel Holiday Special 2007, Marvel Illustrated: The Iliad #1 and Wolverine: Origins #20), one was a surprise hit and another was ruined by the lettering. Which two are those, and what was said of the other three? Download the episode to hear our thoughts!
.: 53:41 :: 24.5 MB :: 18 December 2007 :.
178: For six months Desmond Reddick and Michael David Sims have examined DC's weekly series Countdown. Overall, their feelings about the series have been less than enthusiastic. Despite having been disappointed, they swore to trudge forward, hoping Countdown would get better as the series crossed into the final 26 issues. It didn't, and as they sat down to record for a seventh month, their spirits broke.
.: 1:04:36 :: 29.5 MB :: 17 December 2007 :.
177: With all of their technical difficulties solved (for now), Des and Mike return to review five comics scheduled for release this Wednesday: Amazing Spider-Girl #15, The Angelus Pilot Season, Atomic Robo #3, Dark Sector #0 and Fantastic Four #552. Which book caused Mike to step on his soapbox, and which television theme song does Des sing? You have to download the episode to find out!
.: 53:50 :: 24.6 MB :: 11 December 2007 :.
176: Is it okay to look at a lady's chest after you've made eye contact? That's the question Mike poses before he and Jenny read through the December Previews catalog. As always, someone (RE: Jenny) can't control their laughter after a hilarious flub!
.: 1:01:50 :: 28.3 MB :: 07 December 2007 :.
175: Jenny recently celebrated her 29th birthday by letting her inner punk out! Download this episode to hear her exploits, and learn why Mike doesn't care if other guys flirt with her. Also: Ian Wilson returns with reviews of Stardust and 30 Days of Night!
.: 1:30:50 :: 41.5 MB :: 03 December 2007 :.
174: In this episode Des and Mike take a look at four independent comic books slated for release this week: 2 Guns #4, First Born #3, Midknight #1 and Proof #2.
.: 50:48 :: 23.2 MB :: 27 November 2007 :.
173: For six months Des and Mike have been discussing Countdown, and it hasn't fared so well. We're now at the halfway point (30, 29, 28, 27 and 26); have their attitudes about DC's weekly series changed?
.: 4:02:52 :: 111 MB :: 16 November 2007 :.
172: This week Des and Mike discuss five Marvel comic books, with those being Avengers: The Initiative #7, Captain Marvel #1, Ghost Rider Annual #1, Punisher War Journal #13 and X-Men: Die by the Sword #3.
.: 54:55 :: 25.1 MB :: 13 November 2007 :.
171: What causes Jenny to fall into another fit of laughter? Mike says the new red Hulk looks like a what? And why should Rob Liefeld's detractors try the new Youngblood series? All these questions (and more) are answered as Jenny and Mike discuss the November Previews!
.: 1:06:03 :: 30.2 MB :: 09 November 2007 :.
170: Of the five comics Des and Mike reviewed this week (Astonishing X-Men #23, Marvel Adventures Spider-Man #33, Ms. Marvel #21, Mystic Arcana: Sister Grimm and Silver Surfer: In Thy Name #1), they greatly disagreed on two. In fact, in response to Mike's love for one of the comics, Des said, "I'm shocked this book isn't cancelled yet." Ouch!
.: 52:09 :: 23.8 MB :: 06 November 2007 :.
169: As they review Saw IV, Jenny and Mike explore the two major plot holes in the film, but they aren't what you think.
.: 2:02:00 :: 55.8 MB :: 02 November 2007 :.
168: Here we are again with five more early comic book reviews. This time Des and Mike cover Daredevil Annual #1, Iron Man #23, Mythos: Fantastic Four, Sub-Mariner #5 and Ultimate Power #8. Though they agree on most of the books, one of the issues has them at different ends of the spectrum.
.: 51:09 :: 23.4 MB :: 30 October 2007 :.
167: Earth-2.net: The Show is two years old! To celebrate, Jenny and Mike recap JemCon 2007, and then they review 30 Days of Night. And who's that with a review of 300? Why, it's Ian Wilson!
.: 1:43:19 :: 47.2 MB :: 26 October 2007 :.
166: This week in Is It Wednesday Yet?, Des and Mike take spoiler-free looks at Foolkiller #1, Moon Knight #13, Proof #1, She-Hulk #22 and What If? Planet Hulk.
.: 51:11 :: 23.4 MB :: 23 October 2007 :.
165: Des and Mike get together once again to discuss four more issues of Countdown (34, 33, 32 and 31). This month they cover the murder of three men at the hands of Mary Marvel, Black Canary's bachelorette party and Lois Lane's cocaine usage. Wait... what?
.: 4:09:20 :: 114 MB :: 19 October 2007 :.
164: This week in Is It Wednesday Yet?, Des and Mike discuss Drafted #2, Marvel Adventures The Avengers #17, Marvel Zombies 2 #1, Mighty Avengers #5 and Storm Shadow #4.
.: 53:20 :: 24.4 MB :: 16 October 2007 :.
163: Before discussing the October Previews, Jenny and Mike have a frank conversation about the forthcoming Saw IV and movies of its ilk.
.: 1:22:58 :: 37.9 MB :: 12 October 2007 :.
162: Did First Born #2 surpass the greatness of the first issue? Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #24 has a lot of hype behind it, but did the second chapter in the "One More Day" storyline impress? It might look pretty, but what of the story that makes up New Warriors #5? Is Punisher War Journal #12 the best Punisher book ever? And who didn't finish reading Runaways #28?
.: 50:30 :: 23.1 MB :: 09 October 2007 :.
161: This week Des and Mike took early looks at Howard the Duck #1, Ms. Marvel #20, Omega: The Unknown #1, Uncanny X-Men #491 and Wolverine Annual #1. Which book had them on opposite sides of the grading scale? Here's a clue: it's was a #1.
.: 55:20 :: 25.3 MB :: 02 October 2007 :.
160: Monday, 28 September 1987 was quite possibly the greatest day in geek history. On that day, exactly 20 years ago today, Star Trek: The Next Generation launched on syndicated television. Since then science fiction television has boomed, producing such shows as Quantum Leap, seaQuest DSV, Stargate, Battlestar Galactica and a countless host of others. Though they're all grossly different, each show owes a debt of gratitude to Star Trek: The Next Generation. In this special edition of Earth-2.net: The Show, Jenny and Mike honor ST:TNG by discussing their favorite characters, moments and episodes. Join them as they talk for over three hours about The Next Generation!
.: 3:35:20 :: 98.5 MB :: 28 September 2007 :.
159: Of the five mostly excellent books this week (Franklin Richards: Monster Mash #1, Marvel Adventures Iron Man # 5, Punisher MAX Annual #1, Ultimate Spider-Man #114 and X-Men #203), two honestly shocked Des and Mike with their greatness!
.: 56:00 :: 25.6 MB :: 25 September 2007 :.
158: "The angels are coming for you. But listen: your life could depend on this. Don't blink. Don't even blink! Blink and you're dead! They are fast! Faster than you can believe! Don't turn your back! Don't look away! And don't blink! Good luck." That's right, we're talking about "Blink," the awesomely wonderful episode of Doctor Who.
.: 1:05:25 :: 29.9 MB :: 21 September 2007 :.
157: In last week's Is It Wednesday Yet? Des and Mike didn't quite agree. This week the pair reviews Captain America #30, Marvel Comics Presents #1, New X-Men #42, Penance: Relentless #1 and Terror, Inc. #2. Are things any different this time around?
.: 1:04:37 :: 29.5 MB :: 18 September 2007 :.
156: Des and Mike go through five issues of Countdown this month (39, 38, 37, 36 and 35), pointing out the good, the bad and the ugly along the way. Oh, and Des was right about... ah, that would be telling!
.: 4:11:56 :: 115 MB :: 14 September 2007 :.
155: Jenny and Mike share some laughs over Confessions of a Blabbermouth, a brand new graphic novel by the DC Comics imprint Minx. They then briefly wonder how they acted as college freshmen. Mike offers a sincere apology to horror podcasters. And then the duo reviews Rob Zombie's Halloween.
.: 1:45:54 :: 48.4 MB :: 13 September 2007 :.
154: In previous installments of Is It Wednesday Yet?, Des and Mike have pretty much seen eye to eye, this week all that changes. Which books couldn't they come to terms on? Well, here's the list to choose from: Cyblade Pilot Season #1, New Avengers #34, Nova #6, Parade (with Fireworks) #1 and Thor #3.
.: 59:52 :: 27.4 MB :: 11 September 2007 :.
153: After arguing over who's better between Han Solo and Indiana Jones, Jenny and Mike take a look at the September Previews.
.: 56:53 :: 26.0 MB :: 07 September 2007 :.
152: In the latest installment of the Is It Wednesday Yet? segment, Des and Mike look at early copies of Captain America: The Chosen #1, Fantastic Four and Power Pack #3, Iron Man: Enter the Mandarin #1, Madame Mirage #2 and She-Hulk #21.
.: 48:56 :: 22.4 MB :: 04 September 2007 :.
151: After a short hiatus, Des and Mike return with reviews of Abyss #1, Atomic Robo #1, Mice Templar #1, Neozoic #1 and Strangeland: Seven Sins #1. Though three of these premier issues won't be released until October, the duo strongly recommends ordering them now! Which ones received the stamp of approval? Listen to find out.
.: 57:01 :: 26.1 MB :: 28 August 2007 :.
150: After a cryptic announcement, Jenny and Mike finally recap Wizard World Chicago 2007.
.: 1:24:04 :: 38.4 MB :: 27 August 2007 :.
149: Wildstorm: Stormfront, a Wizard World Chicago 2007 panel.
.: 43:55 :: 20.1 MB :: 23 August 2007 :.
148: Avatar Press Panel, a Wizard World Chicago 2007 panel.
.: 47:25 :: 21.7 MB :: 22 August 2007 :.
147: Cup O' Joe, a Wizard World Chicago 2007 panel.
.: 1:07:43 :: 31.0 MB :: 21 August 2007 :.
146: Zenescope Presents: What it Takes to Make it in Comics, a Wizard World Chicago 2007 panel.
.: 1:03:27 :: 29.0 MB :: 20 August 2007 :.
145: Marvel: Civil War & Remembrance, a Wizard World Chicago 2007 panel.
.: 1:16:21 :: 34.9 MB :: 20 August 2007 :.
144: As four more issues of Countdown (43, 42, 41 and 40) are dissected, Des proposes a theory so shocking it has to be true, Mike rants about inconsistent artwork, the duo praises one of the artists to the heavens and Mike has a message for Countdown / DC apologists.
.: 4:25:06 :: 121.0 MB :: 17 August 2007 :.
143: Paul Jenkins: From Comics to Video Games and Film, a Wizard World Chicago 2007 panel.
.: 1:20:49 :: 37.0 MB :: 16 August 2007 :.
142: DCU: New Worlds Order, a Wizard World Chicago 2007 panel.
.: 1:01:18 :: 28.0 MB :: 16 August 2007 :.
141: Davinder Brar and Desmond Reddick were in town recently to promote their forthcoming comic book, Aegis. So Jenny and Mike sat them down for a fun, informal interview.
.: 58:23 :: 26.7 MB :: 15 August 2007 :.
140: Vertigo: From the Edge, a Wizard World Chicago 2007 panel.
.: 58:59 :: 27.0 MB :: 15 August 2007 :.
139: Mondo Marvel, a Wizard World Chicago 2007 panel.
.: 1:12:51 :: 33.3 MB :: 14 August 2007 :.
138: The Wizard Q&A: Mark Millar, a Wizard World Chicago 2007 panel.
.: 1:04:40 :: 29.6 MB :: 14 August 2007 :.
137: Recently Jenny and Mike had the chance to speak with Mike Kingston, author of the forthcoming comic book Headlocked. Listen in to hear the writer's thoughts about wrestling, comic books and how they're not that dissimilar.
.: 47:55 :: 21.9 MB :: 13 August 2007 :.
136: DC Nation, a Wizard World Chicago 2007 panel.
.: 1:00:06 :: 27.5 MB :: 13 August 2007 :.
135: Marvel: X-Men, a Wizard World Chicago 2007 panel.
.: 1:06:08 :: 30.2 MB :: 13 August 2007 :.
134: In this edition of the weekly Is It Wednesday Yet? segment of Earth-2.net: The Show, Des and Mike review Exiles #97, New Excalibur #22, Powers #25, Ripclaw: Pilot Season #1 and X-Factor #22.
.: 1:00:07 :: 27.5 MB :: 07 August 2007 :.
133: Kellen, Randy and Steph return once more, this time to recap Ai-Kon 2007.
.: 1:50:18 :: 50.4 MB :: 06 August 2007 :.
132: Jenny and Mike (well, Mike mostly) gush over the leaked Iron Man footage that was shown in San Diego this past weekend and briefly discuss The Dark Knight teaser trailer before jumping into the August Previews.
.: 57:40 :: 26.4 MB :: 03 August 2007 :.
131: Is classic literature geeky? That's the question Mike asked of the audience before recording the weekly segment Is It Wednesday Yet? with Des. What did the duo think of the latest batch of comic books? You know how to find out.
.: 1:07:33 :: 30.9 MB :: 31 July 2007 :.
130: Nerds date? Damn straight! Jenny had a lengthy chat with Bathsheba Birman and Julia Borcherts, organizers of Nerds at Heart. If you're wondering how a nerd like you can get a date, you'll want to listen to this episode. These ladies will also be at Wizard World Chicago, overseeing a Dating for Nerds gaming tournament.
.: 1:25:39 :: 39.2 MB :: 30 July 2007 :.
129: Ian reviews all three (yes, three) Fantastic Four movies, and tosses in some comic book movie news to boot. Before that, however, Jenny and Mike discuss everything from their lack of interest in The Simpsons Movie to Mike's bursting desire to see The Dark Knight teaser trailer to haircuts.
.: 1:03:38 :: 29.1 MB :: 27 July 2007 :.
128: It's Tuesday, so you know what that means; it's time for another rousing edition of Is It Wednesday Yet? by Des and Mike. What comics do they discuss this time? Answering would be telling, but here's a clue (in song form): "... does whatever a spider can."
.: 1:01:30 :: 28.1 MB :: 24 July 2007 :.
127: Mike and Jenny hand the show over to Kellen, Randy and Steph who discuss the upcoming anime convention Ai-Kon 2007.
.: 1:03:36 :: 29.1 MB :: 23 July 2007 :.
126: Jenny and Mike roll out their thoughts on the live action Transformers movie. Did it have the touch, or was it a steaming pile in disguise?
.: 1:23:58 :: 38.4 MB :: 20 July 2007 :.
125: Jenny sat down with Josh Elder to talk about his manga series Mail Order Ninja, The Batman Strikes #36 and several other upcoming projects.
.: 1:09:35 :: 31.8 MB :: 19 July 2007 :.
124: There seems to be a theme to this batch of comic books, that being demons. We have gangsters being devoured by demons (The Darkness: Level 5), as well as demons wanting to molest goth girls (Hack/Slash: The Series #3). Superheroes (one of which is a demon) fight a few demons (Unholy Union), whilst a demon-schoolgirl fights even more demons (Witchblade Takeru Manga #6). That's a lot of demons!
.: 1:04:38 :: 29.5 MB :: 17 July 2007 :.
123: Two months into Countdown and Des and Mike are no closer to discovering the truth behind the event, though theories are abound! In addition to Mary Marvel's panties and the erasure of "Superboy" from the DC lexicon, the duo discussed issues 47, 46, 45 and 44.
.: 4:44:01 :: 130 MB :: 16 July 2007 :.
122: Before discussing the July Previews, Jenny and Mike chat about concerts and what makes one better than another. And Jenny seems to be confused about Van Halen.
.: 57:02 :: 26.1 MB :: 12 July 2007 :.
121: In the very first Is It Wednesday Yet?, Desmond joined Mike to review three forthcoming comic books: Freshmen II #6, Witchblade #108 and Xombie: Reanimated #3. In this batch they saw a lovers' quarrel (between a man and a plant), knife-fighting cherubs and zombie monkeys. Zombies, monkeys, angels with blades and plant lovers... why wouldn't you listen to this episode?
.: 50:48 :: 23.2 MB :: 10 July 2007 :.
120: Jenny and Mike finally sat down to recap Wizard World Philly, and they covered Ghost Hunters, Hayden Panettiere, writing, tattoos and large breasts. Large breasts... really?!
.: 1:08:35 :: 31.3 MB :: 06 July 2007 :.
119: Desmond Reddick was joined by Toren Atkinson (of The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets) in the latest installment of Dread Media!
.: 57:07 :: 26.1 MB :: 03 July 2007 :.
118: Spotlight: Marv Wolfman, a Wizard World Philly 2007 panel.
.: 1:15:52 :: 34.7 MB :: 29 June 2007 :.
117: Marvel: Avengers, a Wizard World Philly 2007 panel.
.: 1:12:07 :: 33.0 MB :: 28 June 2007 :.
116: WildStorm: The Best Is Yet To Come, a Wizard World Philly 2007 panel.
.: 27:57 :: 12.7 MB :: 28 June 2007 :.
115: Brian Bendis Presents: The Joe Quesada Interview, a Wizard World Philly 2007 panel.
.: 1:09:11 :: 31.6 MB :: 27 June 2007 :.
114: Sci Fi Channel's Ghost Hunters, a Wizard World Philly 2007 panel.
.: 1:09:44 :: 31.9 MB :: 27 June 2007 :.
113: Cup O' Joe, a Wizard World Philly 2007 panel.
.: 1:14:08 :: 33.9 MB :: 26 June 2007 :.
112: DCU: Building Momentum, a Wizard World Philly 2007 panel.
.: 59:43 :: 27.3 MB :: 26 June 2007 :.
111: Hayden Panettiere Q&A, a Wizard World Philly 2007 panel.
.: 56:43 :: 25.9 MB :: 25 June 2007 :.
110: World War Hulk, a Wizard World Philly 2007 panel.
.: 1:06:33 :: 30.4 MB :: 25 June 2007 :.
109: Though Earth-2.net and Earth-2.net: The Show didn't examine DC's weekly series 52, the same can't be said about DC's newest weekly effort: Countdown. Desmond Reddick and Michael Sims sat down to discuss the first four issues (51, 50, 49 and 48), and, based on the length of this episode, they clearly had a lot to say about the event. Does this story take place on New Earth? How is it that everyone knows that Jason Todd is Red Hood and was the second Robin? (Along those same lines, if they know that about Todd, how do they not know Bruce Wayne is Batman?) What course of action would cause Mike to drop all DC books? What will be the outcome once we're done counting down? All these questions and more are addressed inside this episode!
.: 4:53:55 :: 134 MB :: 22 June 2007 :.
108: Hey, Jenny's back and it's Previews time! What more needs to be said?
.: 58:19 :: 26.7 MB :: 21 June 2007 :.
107: The Brian Michael Bendis Super Happy Fun Hour Featuring Halo: Uprising, a Wizard World Philly 2007 panel.
.: 1:08:07 :: 31.1 MB :: 21 June 2007 :.
106: World's Finest, a Wizard World Philly 2007 panel.
.: 54:13 :: 24.8 MB :: 21 June 2007 :.
105: Spider-Man: One More Day, a Wizard World Philly 2007 panel.
.: 59:57 :: 27.4 MB :: 20 June 2007 :.
104: Bendis Presents: Oeming & Mack, a Wizard World Philly 2007 panel.
.: 1:03:50 :: 29.2 MB :: 20 June 2007 :.
103: Earth-2.net: The Show is taking a brief break from its presentation of Wizard World Philly panels in order to feature part one of Kellen Scrivens' new three-part segment, Was My Childhood a Lie?
.: 1:56:10 :: 53.1 MB :: 19 June 2007 :.
102: Counting Down: So Begins the End, a Wizard World Philly 2007 panel.
.: 59:44 :: 27.3 MB :: 19 June 2007 :.
101: Mondo Marvel: Featuring Annihilation, a Wizard World Philly 2007 panel.
.: 1:08:44 :: 31.4 MB :: 18 June 2007 :.
100: It's episode 100, baby! The big one we've been working towards for a year and a half is in the books, and we celebrated the occasion by covering all things Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! In a marathon of epic proportions, Jenny and Mike reviewed all four feature films. Never have they spent so much time discussing one topic, but the Turtles deserve such an honor (even if two of the films should be erased from the collective consciousness). Not only that, but Ian, Kellen, Desmond and D.W. all contributed to the Turtle lovefest. If you ever loved the Turtles, this is the episode you've been waiting for!
.: 7:15:27 :: 199.0 MB :: 08 June 2007 :.
099: Episode 100 is almost here! In case you've missed our previous announcements, another is made concerning 100 and 101! Beyond that, Mike has a rather long rant about "pompous bums," followed by Ian's thoughts on Spider-Man 3.
.: 1:17:01 :: 35.2 MB :: 25 May 2007 :.
098: Though they agree that Spider-Man 3 was rather lackluster, Jenny and Mike vehemently disagree on the characterization of Mary Jane. (One thinks she's an unsympathetic character portrayed by a hack actress who doesn't resemble the part. The other believes MJ epitomizes how young women think and act.) When that's all said and done, Desmond Reddick pops in with another installment of Dread Media. Also: Episodes 100 and 101 are right around the corner, and we need your help!
.: 1:52:22 :: 51.4 MB :: 18 May 2007 :.
097: Jenny reveals where she's been these last few weeks, then the duo moves into discussing the May Previews. Plus an announcement is made about episode 100!
.: 51:40 :: 23.5 MB :: 11 May 2007 :.
096: Relive a piece of your childhood by listening to this special episode of Earth-2.net: The Show. Today we present The Power of the Evil Horde! Featuring He-Man and Skeletor! This wonderfully narrated audio storybook was illustrated by none other than Bruce Timm, of Batman: The Animated Series fame. To read along, download both the MP3 and PDF.
.: 29:07 :: 13.3 MB :: 04 May 2007 :.
095: In an effort to better grasp the DC Universe, Mike recently read Justice League of America #0-8, Justice Society of America #1-4, World War III #1-4 and 52 #50. Which series stood head and shoulders above the rest, and which one stunk up the joint? It's not what you think!
.: 58:51 :: 26.9 MB :: 24 April 2007 :.
094: Mike and Jenny have very different opinions concerning 300, leading to a lengthy discussion about the film and its theme. Afterwards Ian reviews Ghost Rider. Plus Mike makes a huge announcement.
.: 1:27:25 :: 40.0 MB :: 10 April 2007 :.
093: Wait a second! Mike's glad his car was broken into? He's not boiling over with rage? Oh... kay! That little conundrum aside, it's time for the April Previews. And there's talk about boobies.
.: 1:01:24 :: 28.1 MB :: 03 April 2007 :.
092: Mike corrects an error before handing the show over to Desmond Reddick for Dread Media.
.: 55:43 :: 25.5 MB :: 27 March 2007 :.
091: There's lots of post-Civil War comic book talk in this episode, including discussions about Iron Man #15, Captain America #25, Civil War: The Confession, Civil War: The Initiative and The Mighty Avengers #1. There's also a frank dialogue about how the media handled the major news spawning out of Captain America #25, and what the comic book industry can do to entice the masses.
.: 1:49:57 :: 50.3 MB :: 23 March 2007 :.
090: In the first of a multipart series, Mike and James reviewed the inaugural five episodes of Batman: The Animated Series. Thanks to its moody approach, orchestral score and deep characterization, the show is considered a classic. However, only one of the five episodes demonstrated the full potential of the series. Which one was it, who did Mike call "the greatest character in all of TV" and how is "Pretty Poison" like A Tale of Two Cities?
.: 1:17:32 :: 35.4 MB :: 21 March 2007 :.
089: Otakus rejoice! You get not one but two full hours of anime talk. First Kellen reviews Fullmetal Alchemist, then he's joined by his friend Randy for a lengthy Gundam SEED discussion.
.: 2:05:31 :: 57.4 MB :: 16 March 2007 :.
088: Months in the making, our final Civil War episode has arrived! Who got his face smashed in? Who made a surprise appearance? And, most importantly, who won?
.: 1:39:49 :: 45.6 MB :: 13 March 2007 :.
087: Jenny's back! As if that wasn't enough reason to listen, there's a discussion about reading, UFC 68 spoilers and the March Previews.
.: 1:06:38 :: 30.5 MB :: 06 March 2007 :.
086: DC Nation, a New York Comic Con 2007 panel. Plus, the first installments of Dread Media by Desmond Reddick, and a new (yet unnamed) segment by Michael David Sims.
.: 46:48 :: 21.4 MB :: 02 March 2007 :.
085: Civil War Fallout: The Initiative, a New York Comic Con 2007 panel.
.: 57:38 :: 26.3 MB :: 01 March 2007 :.
084: World War Hulk, a New York Comic Con 2007 panel.
.: 1:05:59 :: 30.2 MB :: 28 February 2007 :.
083: James Deaux joined Mike to discuss the First Annual Earth-2.net Awards.
.: 59:36 :: 27.2 MB :: 20 February 2007 :.
082: In the very first Man Oh Manga, Kellen Scrivens and two friends discuss Saikano.
.: 1:00:24 :: 27.6 MB :: 16 February 2007 :.
081: It's that time of the month again! No, not that time. Previews time, faithful listeners. On top of that, the move is discussed some more, Mike rants about the direction of Nightwing and a birth announcement is made.
.: 1:00:25 :: 27.6 MB :: 13 February 2007 :.
080: The trip to Las Vegas is over and the condo has been purchased, leaving Mike and Jenny with lots to talk about. Including topless showgirls, escort services, the Borg and Klingons, vampires, The Dark Tower comic book and lots more.
.: 1:50:13 :: 50.4 MB :: 02 February 2007 :.
079: The move is still eating up all of Mike and Jenny's time, so Kellen and Ian picked up the slack with their respective segments. Kellen covers The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, and Ian discusses the comic book adaptations that were released in 2006 and what will be in 2007.
.: 34:20 :: 15.7 MB :: 19 January 2007 :.
078: Seeing as how it's a new month, Mike and Jenny once again sat down to give their recommendations from Previews.
.: 49:31 :: 22.6 MB :: 05 January 2007 :.
077: Mixed in with the Christmas recap is more talk about the forthcoming move, eBay auctions and lots of general banter.
.: 51:41 :: 23.6 MB :: 29 December 2006 :.
076: With the first half of the season out of the way, Mike and Jenny sat down to discuss the juggernaut that is Heroes.
.: 1:36:02 :: 43.9 MB :: 22 December 2006 :.
075: Kellen has the episode all to himself as he discusses Ginban Kaleidoscope and InuYasha.
.: 35:35 :: 16.2 MB :: 15 December 2006 :.
074: It wouldn't be Civil War without twists, turns and returns, and there's a big return in issue number five! Who was it? Here's a hint: what's black and white and red all-over?
.: 1:25:38 :: 39.2 MB :: 05 December 2006 :.
073: How many Absolutes and Omnibuses did Mike recommend after reading the December Previews, and why did he eat a sheet of the catalog? Something huge is coming to HBO, and Koi Kaze is reviewed by Kellen Scrivens.
.: 1:02:58 :: 28.8 MB :: 01 December 2006 :.
072: Ian Wilson is back with a review of Superman Returns (just in time for the release of the DVD), and lots of comic book movie news! (Be warned: there are a few Superman Returns spoilers, and possibly one for Spider-Man 3 as well.) There's also Wii talk, and a vague explanation of where we've been for the past week.
.: 44:45 :: 20.4 MB :: 28 November 2006 :.
071: A nude male model, Mike's impending root canal, selling the Wii (and other stuff), Final Fantasy V Advance, fundraising and the November Previews are all topics of discussion.
.: 55:42 :: 25.5 MB :: 17 November 2006 :.
070: Kellen and a special guest recap Chibicon 2006.
.: 55:43 :: 25.5 MB :: 14 November 2006 :.
069: What does Saw III have to do with the brief delay between episodes, and how does it play into a recent trip to the hospital? Everything is explained within these 95 minutes.
.: 1:35:20 :: 43.6 MB :: 10 November 2006 :.
068: We've gone another month without an issue of Civil War, but we still have a dozen tie-ins to discuss. Which one of us is even closer to changing sides? Only one way to find out!
.: 1:37:06 :: 44.4 MB :: 31 October 2006 :.
067: Otis Frampton's Oddly Normal is a wonderfully fun comic book with a very distinct artistic voice, and is an absolute must-read. Oh, and it's Earth-2.net: The Show's one-year anniversary.
.: 1:07:00 :: 30.6 MB :: 27 October 2006 :.
066: Kellen Scrivens, the ambitious host of Anticipation, is here to present not one... but two anime reviews!
.: 59:06 :: 27.0 MB :: 20 October 2006 :.
065: This is one loaded episode! Major Nintendo Wii news is announced. There are road trip stories mixed in with wrestling talk. The best high school reunion is a skipped high school reunion, or so says Mike. And a plethora of upcoming comic books are discussed thanks to the October Previews.
.: 1:25:08 :: 38.9 MB :: 13 October 2006 :.
064: When we last spoke about Blade: The Series we determined that it was an okay show, but nothing special. Now that it's over, however, our opinions have changed greatly.
.: 1:01:12 :: 28.0 MB :: 06 October 2006 :.
063: Nearly 40 episode ago we covered the fifth season finale of Smallville. Now we're back to discuss the premier of the sixth season. Good times were not had by all. Kellen also returns with his latest Anticipation.
.: 1:07:11 :: 30.7 MB :: 29 September 2006 :.
062: Civil War #4 is finally here. Was it worth the wait, how does it compare to the previous issues, which one of us was (partially) swayed? You know the drill: listen in to find out! Mike also discusses comments he made in episode 58, comments which have led to angry feedback.
.: 1:45:32 :: 48.3 MB :: 26 September 2006 :.
061: Is Who Wants to Be a Superhero? the best of the worst reality shows, or simply the worst? For that matter, is it even a reality show?
.: 1:06:15 :: 30.3 MB :: 19 September 2006 :.
060: In the first of what might become a monthly feature, Mike scoured through the September Previews to find the 25 comic books, one trade paperback, two hardcovers and one action figure you absolutely need to preorder this month.
.: 38:52 :: 17.7 MB :: 12 September 2006 :.
059: Brief Civil War news and a short discussion about The Hero Initiative precedes our spoiler-filled review of The Descent.
.: 1:48:43 :: 49.7 MB :: 08 September 2006 :.
058: Despite the delay of Civil War #4, we're here once again to discuss Marvel's universe-altering crossover. Also: we present some great news for fans of Alpha Flight, and Mike has a thing or two to say about Black Panther #19.
.: 1:54:21 :: 52.3 MB :: 05 September 2006 :.
057: D.W. and a special guest review the Silent Hill DVD, and afterwards they recap this year's HorrorFind convention.
.: 1:08:44 :: 31.4 MB :: 30 August 2006 :.
056: Wizard World Chicago 2006 has come and gone, and we're finally here to present our recap. Highlights include: more Owly talk, a discussion about writing, one of us took part in an IFL seminar, Mike's thoughts about Vertigo and so much more!
.: 2:03:42 :: 56.6 MB :: 28 August 2006 :.
055: WildStorm Editorial Presentation, a Wizard World Chicago 2006 panel.
.: 35:18 :: 16.1 MB :: 21 August 2006 :.
054: Vertigo Editorial Presentation, a Wizard World Chicago 2006 panel.
.: 57:13 :: 26.1 MB :: 18 August 2006 :.
053: Cup O' Joe, a Wizard World Chicago 2006 panel. Plus some major Ultimate Spider-Man news.
.: 1:21:48 :: 37.4 MB :: 17 August 2006 :.
052: DCU Editorial Presentation, a Wizard World Chicago 2006 panel. Plus some disappointing Civil War news.
.: 1:09:27 :: 31.7 MB :: 16 August 2006 :.
051: Marvel: Ultimate Universe, a Wizard World Chicago 2006 panel.
.: 1:03:06 :: 28.8 MB :: 15 August 2006 :.
050: This is what you've all been waiting for: our 50th episode extravaganza! While discussing our 50 favorite geek-related things, Jenny lost her mind and fell into an uncontrollable fit of laughter. Listen in to hear the insanity unfold!
.: 3:10:27 :: 87.1 MB :: 14 August 2006 :.
049: In our third Civil War episode, we discussed Civil War #3, Civil War: Front Line #2-4, way too many tie-ins, the recent thwarting of terrorist attacks in London, breastfeeding, gun control and one of us finally agrees with the other... sort of.
.: 2:30:31 :: 68.9 MB :: 11 August 2006 :.
048: Comic Book Writing: Soup to Nuts, a Wizard World Chicago 2006 panel.
.: 1:07:53 :: 31.0 MB :: 10 August 2006 :.
047: Marvel: Civil War!, a Wizard World Chicago 2006 panel.
.: 1:02:39 :: 28.6 MB :: 09 August 2006 :.
046: One-on-One with Brian Wood, a Wizard World Chicago 2006 panel.
.: 1:05:01 :: 29.7 MB :: 08 August 2006 :.
045: Mondo Marvel, a Wizard World Chicago 2006 panel.
.: 1:05:38 :: 30.0 MB :: 07 August 2006 :.
044: Kellen recently made his way over to the Winnipeg Convention Centre for Ai-Kon 2006, Manitoba's largest anime convention. And here we present his recap!
.: 39:47 :: 18.2 MB :: 02 August 2006 :.
043: He possesses all of the strengths of a vampire, but none of their weaknesses. That's right, we're talking about Blade. More specifically, Blade: The Series on Spike TV.
.: 39:07 :: 17.9 MB :: 25 July 2006 :.
042: Kellen and Ian take control!
.: 37:44 :: 17.2 MB :: 19 July 2006 :.
041: Heading to a comic book convention soon? Then you need to listen to our invaluable comic book convention survival guide!
.: 1:05:41 :: 30.0 MB :: 17 July 2006 :.
040: D.W. is back with a vengeance! In fact, he had so much to say, we had no choice but to hand him the bulk of the show.
.: 1:23:39 :: 38.2 MB :: 14 July 2006 :.
039: Superman Returns! Mike rants!
.: 1:29:53 :: 41.1 MB :: 07 July 2006 :.
038: It's about time! Jenny is finally here to give us her Wizard World Philly recap!
.: 1:08:29 :: 31.3 MB :: 03 July 2006 :.
037: It's our second Civil War episode. This time we discussed Civil War #2, Civil War: Front Line #1 and several tie-in issues.
.: 1:18:03 :: 35.7 MB :: 27 June 2006 :.
036: Jenny is still MIA. So the show was handed over to our good friend Kellen Scrivens.
.: 30:05 :: 13.7 MB :: 23 June 2006 :.
035: For the first time ever Earth-2.net: The Show hits the road; listen in to hear Mike's daily audio blogs recapping Wizard World Philly 2006.
.: 1:00:49 :: 27.8 MB :: 13 June 2006 :.
034: Civil War Planning, a Wizard World Philly 2006 panel.
.: 1:05:07 :: 29.8 MB :: 12 June 2006 :.
033: DCU: One Year Greater, a Wizard World Philly 2006 panel.
.: 1:04:43 :: 29.6 MB :: 09 June 2006 :.
032: Cup 'O Joe, a Wizard World Philly 2006 panel.
.: 1:07:07 :: 30.7 MB :: 08 June 2006 :.
031: The DC Nation Tour Continues, a Wizard World Philly 2006 panel.
.: 1:03:30 :: 29.0 MB :: 07 June 2006 :.
030: Mondo Marvel, a Wizard World Philly 2006 panel.
.: 1:01:47 :: 28.2 MB :: 06 June 2006 :.
029: Marvel: X-Men Changes, a Wizard World Philly 2006 panel.
.: 1:06:37 :: 30.4 MB :: 05 June 2006 :.
028: Oh my stars and garters! It's our review of X-Men: The Last Stand.
.: 1:56:38 :: 53.3 MB :: 30 May 2006 :.
027: In our first of seven Civil War specials, we examine New Avengers: Illuminati and Civil War #1.
.: 1:02:34 :: 28.6 MB :: 19 May 2006 :.
026: We spoil the heck out of the fifth Smallville season finale, and gush over the Superman Returns trailer!
.: 1:05:22 :: 29.9 MB :: 18 May 2006 :.
025: It's time to play the music. It's time to light the lights. It's time to get things started on the most sensational, inspirational, celebrational, Muppetational... this is what we call the Muppet Show!
.: 2:24:09 :: 65.9 MB :: 16 May 2006 :.
024: In our very first interview, we spoke with James D. Deaux IV (for 90 minutes) about all things anime and manga!
.: 1:34:47 :: 43.3 MB :: 09 May 2006 :.
023: Brain Age isn't just a game... well, it isn't a game at all. It's more of a daily exercise program for your brain, one which you just so happen to play on the Nintendo DS.
.: 58:00 :: 26.5 MB :: 02 May 2006 :.
022: We're back with loads of video game, comic book and movie news, as well as a review of Silent Hill. And you've seen James' Onegai Twins music video, now listen to his review of the controversial series.
.: 1:24:48 :: 38.8 MB :: 25 April 2006 :.
021: D.W. and Ian took control of the show while we took the week off. (Ian's review of V for Vendetta does contain spoilers!)
.: 1:06:31 :: 30.4 MB :: 11 April 2006 :.
020: Who ya gonna call? Ghostbusters! Kellen, the anime-reviewing boy wonder, takes a long, critical look at Peach Girl in the latest Anticipation.
.: 1:08:42 :: 31.4 MB :: 04 April 2006 :.
Quickie 004: Our VCR broke, leaving us unable to review Ghostbusters as promised... and, thus, without a topic for the week. However, James is here with his review of Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi.
.: 30:15 :: 13.8 MB :: 28 March 2006 :.
019: Runaways: The Good Die Young is quite simply the best volume yet, but it's still lacking something. Plus, we unload a ton of comic book, video game and movie news. And Kellen's third installment of Anticipation is here.
.: 48:06 :: 22.0 MB :: 24 March 2006 :.
018: If there's one thing we decided about V for Vendetta, it's that it needs to be seen multiple times to be fully appreciated. If there are two things, it's that the film is a wonderful exploration of the other side of terrorism. Also: the self-proclaimed video game fanatic, D.W., debuts the Gaming Guru's Guide.
.: 1:10:37 :: 32.3 MB :: 21 March 2006 :.
Quickie 003: Ian debuts his comic book movie news segment, while we breeze through several topics and the upcoming list.
.: 33:07 :: 15.1 MB :: 14 March 2006 :.
017: The best way to describe Ultraviolet is to call it eye candy. Sure, the plot has a sizeable hole and the dialog is mostly expositional, but it's oh so gorgeous! Kellen and Anticipation are back, and this time he reviews Witch Hunter Robin.
.: 1:01:12 :: 28.0 MB :: 07 March 2006 :.
016: In this all-vampire episode, we review Already Dead by Charlie Huston as well as the Vertigo comic book Bite Club. D.W. chimes in with a Castlevania retrospective, while Ian, James and Kellen review Blade, Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge and Hellsing: Impure Souls (respectively).
.: 2:03:41 :: 56.6 MB :: 28 February 2006 :.
015: Boo-ya! Oh wait. Cyborg never actually shouts that in episode 103 of Smallville. What a shame. It might have livened things up a little. Listener DarthSkeptical wrote a rather detailed explanation as to why Clark must be head over heels for Lana (at least for now), and we respond. James presents the third installment of Animazing Segment, and takes a look at R.O.D. - Read or Die. And a new segment debuts: Anticipation by Kellen Scrivens!
.: 1:19:16 :: 36.2 MB :: 21 February 2006 :.
014: Overly complicated deaths? Check. Cartoony gore? Check. ClichοΏ½d characters? Check. Great story? Hmm... nope. Good story? No again. Passable story? Nope. Subpar story with glaring plot holes? Check! It's Final Destination 3. And it's This Month in Horror time!
.: 1:20:42 :: 36.9 MB :: 14 February 2006 :.
013: It's all about Runaways: Teenage Wasteland this time around. Sure, we liked it more than the first volume, but the hype still seems like a lot of hot air. Also, the trivia question for the month of February is asked.
.: 59:25 :: 27.2 MB :: 07 February 2006 :.
012: The last two episodes of Teen Titans have finally aired, and, as good as they were, they really didn't feel like a proper finale. Also, episode 100 of Smallville aired this past week, and someone very close to Clark has died. And you better believe we have something to say about this! Lastly, we reveal the winner of January's trivia contest.
.: 1:19:29 :: 36.3 MB :: 31 January 2006 :.
011: Despite our high hopes for Red Eye, the movie fell flat thanks to Lisa's unbelievably heroic actions. Conversely, we didn't know what to expect when we bought Equilibrium, which blew us away! And James returns with another Animazing Segment.
.: 1:02:02 :: 28.4 MB :: 24 January 2006 :.
010: Though Gravity: Big City Super Hero and Runaways: Pride & Joy are both worth purchasing, we felt the former is a notch above the much-hyped latter. And Scott Tibbs chimes in with his take on local politics and the continued assault on video games.
.: 1:02:09 :: 28.4 MB :: 17 January 2006 :.
009: We're back from vacation and ready to get behind the microphone again. This time around we discuss our new sponsors, DCBS and InStockTrades. Along those same lines, Mike's first monthly order from DCBS arrived. Wolf Creek is up for review, and Cash's This Month in Horror returns for its January installment.
.: 1:05:20 :: 29.9 MB :: 10 January 2006 :.
Quickie 002: Christmas has come and gone, so Jen and I sat down to discuss our gifts. Also, December's trivia question is answered. Well, not really.
.: 23:41 :: 10.8 MB :: 27 December 2005 :.
008: Owly is the cutest book ever, and the joy he brings to his friends needs to be shared with everyone worldwide. Yeah, Burnout Revenge is a great game, but Burnout 3: Takedown was that much better. Despite the fact that it's a two-plus hour movie, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe could have been longer. That is, if it wanted to capture that epic Lord of the Rings essence. And the very first Animazing Segment debuts!
.: 1:16:11 :: 34.8 MB :: 20 December 2005 :.
007: Two hours of cartoon talk! Lots and lots of cartoon talk.
.: 2:06:37 :: 57.9 MB :: 13 December 2005 :.
Quickie 001: December's trivia question is asked, and a new segment is born! Cower in fear, all ye who enter... er, listen. Cower!
.: 25:33 :: 11.7 MB :: 06 December 2005 :.
006 [w/ spoilers]: Essentially the same as the unspoiled version, except this one spoils the second half of Invincible: The Ultimate Collection, vol. 1. You've been warned!
.: 1:07:45 :: 31.0 MB :: 29 November 2005 :.
006: What is DCBS and why has it caused Mike to end his 15 year relationship with the local comic shop? Despite the hefty price, Invincible: The Ultimate Collection, vol. 1 is a must-have comic for fans new and old. (So is Marvel Team-Up #14.) Half-Life 2 is a near perfect port of the original PC title, unfortunately placed load times and all. And while Mike loves Dawn of the Dead (2004), Jenny wasn't all that crazy about it.
.: 59:57 :: 27.4 MB :: 29 November 2005 :.
005: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is out, and Jenny has her review. The Superman Returns teaser trailer gave both of us goose bumps. Hardcore fanboys will love the faithful continuity of Green Lantern: Rebirth, but not so dedicated readers might find it difficult to understand. And while Rob Zombie's The Devil's Rejects is better than House of 1000 Corpses, it isn't necessarily good.
.: 1:08:41 :: 31.4 MB :: 22 November 2005 :.
DVD Commentary: American Psycho 2: The richly satirical American Psycho is a classic horror / thriller if there ever was one, and is one of the few that demands its viewers think. American Psycho 2, not so much.
.: 1:29:20 :: 40.9 MB :: 18 November 2005 :.
.: instructions: Place the DVD into your player, and turn on your iPod as you wait for the main menu to load. Cue up this episode and await further instructions from us before starting the movie. :.
004: WE3 might be grossly violent, but it's one of the most heartwarming and bittersweet stories ever told. Despite his initial disdain for the game, Mike's decided to give Soulcalibur III a second chance. And the rabid Saw fans have their say!
.: 1:21:30 :: 37.3 MB :: 15 November 2005 :.
003: We've decided that Astonishing X-Men: Gifted is a must-read comic book, but what about the follow-up? DC Comics has finally released Showcase, their black and white answer to Marvel's Essentials line of TPBs, and they're so awesome! And we answer some feedback.
.: 1:03:06 :: 28.8 MB :: 08 November 2005 :.
002: I examine Saw II a little further. Nintendogs is cute and oddly addictive, but is it a game? And, you know, I'm not all that excited about the imminent DVD release of Revenge of the Sith. Plus, the first monthly trivia question is asked.
.: 15:23 :: 7.0 MB :: 01 November 2005 :.
001: In the inaugural episode of Earth-2.net: The Show I discuss the brand new PlayStation 2 title Shadow of the Colossus, the "Crossover" storyline spanning from Ultimate Fantastic Four #21 to 23, and the upcoming Saw II.
.: 34:11 :: 32.8 MB :: 25 October 2005 :.