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JC Carter, Holly Braithwaite, J.M. Bell, Bob Easton, Bob Defendi, and Thom Floyd

243 – Too Noir for its Own Good

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 in The World's Greatest Comic Book Podcast™ Hold 322!, This Week | 0 comments

This week on The World’s Greatest Comic Book Podcast™: Superman gets a new super suit that’s more like his old supersuit… Batman teams up with the Flash to investigate The WatchmenBatman V Superman tops the Razzies shortlist for nominations… and… is Disney planning more CG Leia? In TV: Twin Peaks finally has a premiere date… CW is renewing all four shows in its superhero line-up… Constantine is BACK as an animated series… and… could Riverdale spin off more “Dark” Archie shows like Sabrina and Josie and the Pussycats? In this week’s comics… Felix Leiter is too “noir” for its own good… Ms. Marvel and Thor start new story lines… Jessica Jones finally lets us know what’s going on… and The Unstoppable Wasp!

All this and “I’m gettin’ too old for this poem!” Face front, true believers! It’s The World’s Greatest Comic Book Podcast™!


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Superman Is Getting a New Outfit That Is Basically the Same Outfit, But Better http://bit.ly/2jR5QX0
Batman V Superman Tops Razzies Shortlist http://bit.ly/2jRcpIU
Batman and the Flash Are Teaming Up to Uncover DC Rebirth’s Watchmen Mystery http://bit.ly/2jRcX1n
Green Lantern Corps Movie Signs Writers, Will Be ‘Lethal Weapon in Space’ http://bit.ly/2jRgPQb
Disney Is Negotiating With Carrie Fisher’s Estate for More Leia (UPDATED) http://bit.ly/2jRduAn
** Se7en’s Iconic Ending Only Happened Because of a Lucky Accident http://bit.ly/2jRbpEI
** Justice League Photo Finally Unites the Team http://bit.ly/2jRbXKR
Start Planning Your Viewing Party, Twin Peaks Finally Has a Premiere Date http://bit.ly/2jR0MBJ
Please Let the Hook For Marvel’s Defenders Series Be Daredevil’s Giant Literal Plot Hole http://bit.ly/2jR7tnB
Rest Easy, The Arrow-Verse Isn’t Going Anywhere http://bit.ly/2jRbRmt
The Supergirl/Flash Musical Crossover Has Found Its Villain http://bit.ly/2jRh0Ll
The CW Revives Matt Ryan’s Constantine as Animated Series http://bit.ly/2jRbwA8
Could Riverdale Lead To A Shared CW Archie-verse? http://bit.ly/2jRdksN


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2016 Best and Worst – J.M. Bell

Posted by on Jan 13, 2017 in Hey Fanboy!, The World's Greatest Comic Book Podcast™ Hold 322! | 0 comments

Mine are pretty simple, and, to get ahead of your arguments, if it’s not on either the best or worst lists, that doesn’t mean I didn’t think it was good – or even great! For all the Hel of 2016 and its celebrity killing spree, 2016 had a lot of outstanding new content, stories, and art. It was, in retrospect, an embarrassment of riches for the entertainment and literature circuit – though you’d never know it listening to the show (so Charles tells me).

Anyway, here’s my list:

BEST of 2016

COMIC – Reborn – Millar / Cappulo
TV TIE – Luke Cage / Preacher
MOVIE – Star Trek Beyond / Deadpool


COMICS TIE – Mighty Thor – Jason Aaron / All Star Batman – Snyder
TV – Legends of Tomorrow
MOVIE – Suicide Squad


March – Rep. John Lewis
Bitch Planet – Kelly Sue
A-Force – G. Willow Wilson Kelly Thompson
Unworthy Thor – Jason Aaron
Hellblazer – Oliver / Moritat
Old Man Logan – Lemire / Andrade


Mighty Thor – Jason Aaron  (Lady Thor – YAY! / Talking hammer … Jesus wept)

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242 Best and Worst of 2016 [FIXED]

Posted by on Jan 10, 2017 in The World's Greatest Comic Book Podcast™ Hold 322! | 0 comments

This week on The World’s Greatest Comic Book Podcast™: We say goodbye to Carrie Fisher. We look forward to Blade Runner 2049, the Doctor Strange blu-ray, and Captain Marvel’s first appearance! In comics, one publisher is returning to newsprint and newsprint pricing. And we close out 2016 with our best and worst in movies, TV and comic books! We’re asked: “Which celebrity death of 2016 hit you the hardest?”

All this and Archie gets dark with Riverdale! Face front, true believers! It’s The World’s Greatest Comic Book Podcast™!


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Star Wars Actress Carrie Fisher Dies at 60 AUTO PLAY http://bit.ly/2jow7M0
Carrie Fisher’s Brother Todd Brings Prozac Pill-Shaped Urn to Funeral AUTO PLAY http://eonli.ne/2jowiHa
Star Wars 8 Already Finished Filming “Larger Role” as General Organa http://bit.ly/2jouePl
Blade Runner 2049 Has an R Rating, Possible Sequels, and New Photos http://bit.ly/2josB4c
Doctor Strange SteelBook Blu-ray Wields The Eye of Agamotto http://bit.ly/2jowXIH
Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel Reportedly Appearing in INFINITY WAR http://bit.ly/2jownuD
One Publisher Returning to Newsprint For Comic Book Printing http://bit.ly/2joyD4Y
The Extended Riverdale Trailer Is Here and Everything Is Perfect http://bit.ly/2jots4Q
‘Doll Squad’ and ‘Batman’ Actress Francine York Dies at 80 http://bit.ly/2joyoa3
Paramount Television Enters Partnership With Federation Entertainment http://bit.ly/2joqDAZ
‘Frontier’: Jason Momoa’s New Netflix Drama Gets Trailer http://bit.ly/2joyz5d
Conan O’Brien Format Change Under Consideration at TBS http://bit.ly/2jooEfQ
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241 PEC – More is More!

Posted by on Dec 27, 2016 in The World's Greatest Comic Book Podcast™ Hold 322! | 0 comments

Welcome to … what, Boxing Day? I don’t know, that’s Empire stuff. Oh! Hey! Merry Solstice Yule! Happy other things! We didn’t record this week, so, because we love you, here’s the Patreon Only TV Review from last week! AWESOME? HELL YES!


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240 – [SPOILERS] It’s beginning to look a lot like Life Day

Posted by on Dec 20, 2016 in The World's Greatest Comic Book Podcast™ Hold 322!, This Week | 0 comments

This week on The World’s Greatest Comic Book Podcast™: Rogue One! Con Man Season 2! Hawkeye #1! But there’s still more! The Batman starts shooting in spring. Did you know Wonder Woman was a real UN Ambassador for women, for these past two months? Hugh Jackman took a pay cut to get Logan an R-Rating. Justice Smith will be in Jurassic World 2. On TV, Gypsy is coming to The Flash! Agents of SHIELD has a digital spin-off. And David Tennant will voice Scrooge McDuck. We’re asked: “what’re your Yul traditions?”

All this and Godzilla! Face front, true believers! It’s the World’s Greatest Comic Book Podcast!

#240 World’s Greatest Comic Book Podcast



Godzilla Sequel Title Revealed AUTO PLAYS – http://bit.ly/2hcNVoq
The Batman on Track to Shoot Spring 2017 Says Ben Affleck – http://bit.ly/2hcO6jG
UN Says Wonder Woman’s Ambassadorship Always Meant to End in December – http://bit.ly/2hcF3zu
Report: Hugh Jackman Took a Pay Cut for ‘Logan’s R Rating – http://bit.ly/2hcM43j
‘Jurassic World’ Sequel Adds ‘The Get Down’ Star Justice Smith – http://bit.ly/2hcGqhz


Another Justice Leaguer is Coming to The Flash AUTO PLAYS – http://bit.ly/2hcLkLs
STAR TREK DISCOVERY Casts THE WALKING DEAD Star in Lead Role – http://bit.ly/2hcFJoo
An Exclusive Look at the New Funko ‘Lost’ Figurines – http://abcn.ws/2hcQ1ok
Agents of SHIELD ‘Slingshot’ Digital Series Released Online – http://bit.ly/2hcJGt1
New Duck Tales! – http://bit.ly/2hcLi6b
Con Man Season Two Clips: Alan Tudyk Deals With His Insane New Agent – http://bit.ly/2hcLIcN
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Death by Cliché, On Sale December 17th and 18th!

Posted by on Dec 13, 2016 in The World's Greatest Comic Book Podcast™ Hold 322! | 0 comments

Hello, all! I’m pleased to announce that Death by Cliché, by Bob Defendi (me) is on sale this weekend (December 17th and 18th) for 99 cents. 99 cents! You can’t even get a cup of coffee for 99 cents. A crappy cup of coffee. This book is better than a crappy cup of coffee. It lasts longer too. You should buy a copy or five. Give them to your friends. Give them to your enemies. That’ll show them.


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