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RIP Richard Hatch

Posted by on Feb 7, 2017 in Hey Fanboy!, The World's Greatest Comic Book Podcast™ Hold 322! | 0 comments

It’s with a heavy heart that we report the passing of a talented actor, and friend of the World’s Greatest Comic Book Podcast, Richard Hatch, best known for his roles of Apollo and Tom Zarek on both series of Battlestar Galactica. TMZ  is reporting that he passed away in hospice from Pancreatic cancer. He was 71 years young.

We had the opportunity to interview him at the first Salt Lake Comic Con. He was a delightful and stand-up guy.

FROM JEFF: Who couldn’t read his lines, but was adorable not doing it.

Here is the episode! CLICK IT! 

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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

WORST OF 2016

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

EXCEPTIONAL COMICS 2016

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

GREAT AND THEN GARBAGE

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

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Captain America works for Hydra? Is that all you got?

Posted by on May 27, 2016 in Hey Fanboy!, JC's Jocularity | 1 comment

Meanwhile at DC, we got a one-shot… DC Universe Rebirth. $2.99 for 80 pages of HOLY SHIT (Cap was $4.99 for a standard 32-page comic). So what’s so damned special about Rebirth? Well, I’ll tell you…

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Flashpoint is explained (putting the season finale for The Flash into perspective). Also, the New 52 is explained, or at least what happened. Whose hand is that? Oh, just you wait…

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Johnny Thunder (as a very old man) is looking for the Justice Society.

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The Legion of Superheroes are back.

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The Atom found the Microverse? Copyright infringement lawsuits are pending, I imagine…

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Ted Kord is back and slowly turning himself into the Blue Beetle, while trying to help Jaime Reyes remove the scarab (that turns Jaime into the current Blue Beetle). Oh, and Doctor Fate shows up and drops this little nugget:

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And Ted’s just as delighted about that information as we all are.

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The Aqualad made popular on the cartoon series, “Young Justice” is back. And evidently gay and has a religious mom.

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Wonder Woman has a twin brother named Jason, and Darkseid is reborn and out to find him.

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Aquaman proposed to Mera.

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Wally West, the original Kid Flash, and later the Flash, is back!

Oh, but I hear you, you really like Keiynan Lonsdale on the Flash TV series and wonder if having a red-headed white kid might be too confusing for fans of the TV show… That’s cool, DC’s got your back:

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It’s a little silly, and obviously pandering, but I’ll give it to them.

 

But THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF ALL OF THIS…

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AAAAAAND that explains whose hand that was…

 

So, Captain America said “Hail Hyrda” on the last page of his comic book, while DC fixed all the stuff they broke with their half-assed New 52 concept. Sure. “Hail Hydra.” What else you got?

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191 Hold 322 – The Seattle Siren and the Hoffmangler

Posted by on Nov 17, 2015 in Hey Fanboy!, The World's Greatest Comic Book Podcast™ Hold 322!, This Week | 0 comments

STK688235This week on the World’s Greatest Comic Book Podcast™: With the Bobs and the Mighty Thom each on their own solo adventures this week, it was the perfect time to welcome back an old friend, Salt City Strangers‘ own Hoffmangler: Chris Hoffman, and, after a long absence, the Seattle Siren herself: Holly Braithwaite RETURNS! We’ve got the terrible, like Cable joining the Avengers and the Jem and the Holograms movie. We’ve got the great, like Spectre and Guilermo Del Toro’s Jack Kirby Tribute. We’ve got TV news and reviews! JC reviews 4 first issues out from Marvel this week… 2 were “meh”, one was “OK”, and one was great! With no Bob in the studio to ask a question, Chris updated us on Salt City Strangers #4 and gave us some great indy comic reviews. Holly told us about Kelly Thompson, Jem and the Holograms, and some great comics as well!

All this and a Star Trek musical? Face front, true believers! It’s Hold 322!

Issue 191 Hold 322 Podcast

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LINKS of Justice
William Shatner Is Trying To Make A ‘Star Trek’ Musical Happen http://uproxx.it/1j1qBKd
Cable Joins The Avengers http://bit.ly/1j1qE8W
Guillermo del Toro Gives Jack Kirby a Perfect Tribute http://bit.ly/1kWlsV8
Scott Adkins Cast In Doctor Strange http://bit.ly/1j1qCOi
We May Not See All Of Batman v. Superman Until The Epic Director’s Cut! http://bit.ly/1j1qEWp
The “Jem And The Holograms” Movie Was Pulled From Theaters After Only 2 Weeks http://bit.ly/1j1qQFf
THE TELEVISION STUFF 
‘Fantasy Island’ Remake In Works At ABC With Female Lead From Sheldon Turner http://bit.ly/1j1qQow
Wynonna Earp Takes Aim in the First Look at Syfy’s Modern Fantasy Show http://bit.ly/1j1qRZN
Adam Savage Documented the Last Day of MYTHBUSTERS http://bit.ly/1j1r0wp

 

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Convergence of the Secret Wars

Posted by on Apr 21, 2015 in Bob's Bloviating, Hey Fanboy!, The World's Greatest Comic Book Podcast™ Hold 322! | 0 comments

Hello, fanboys and fangirls, my given name’s Robert, but to those dozens of loyal Hold 322 listeners I’m better known as Ultimate Bob. As our show’s “staff of writer” it is my obligation to bring to you a weekly blog containing my ideas and opinions concerning comic books and all other things nerdy / geek. This week’s blog will be about the universe spanning events currently happening at the two big comic book publishers: Convergence at DC, and Secret Wars at Marvel.

When not hanging with celebs, JC and I do hasty research.

When not hanging with celebs, JC and I do hasty research.

Like many of you, we at Hold 322 have known Convergence and Secret Wars were on the horizon for some time now, but to be honest, until very recently I didn’t know the full scope of what they would entail or what the lasting impact of either event would be on their respective milieus. So in preparation for this blog, the radioactive professor JC Carter and myself did some hasty research (mine into Convergence and his into Secret Wars) and what follows is what we found out. Of course, what we found out is a lot, so put your safety helmet on, strap in securely, and let’s dig right in.

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Save Constantine

Posted by on Apr 14, 2015 in Bob's Bloviating, Hey Fanboy!, The World's Greatest Comic Book Podcast™ Hold 322! | 0 comments

Hello, fanboys and fangirls, I’m Robert, but to those dozens of loyal Hold 322 listeners I’m better known as Ultimate Bob. As our show’s “staff of writer” it is my obligation to bring to you a weekly blog containing my ideas and opinions concerning comic books and all other things nerdy / geek. This week’s blog will be about why Constantine is a great TV show, and how we, the fans, can do our part to ensure it gets a second season on the air.

Even Matt Ryan loves the show, see!

Even Matt Ryan loves the show, see!

A couple of weeks ago I stumbled across a tweet from Constantine producer and showrunner Daniel Cerone that mentioned his efforts to convince NBC to renew the series for a second season. He will (if he hasn’t already) be pitching his ideas for a second season to the network this month, most certainly suggesting ways he’ll improve on what is already a damn good show—thus (hopefully) boosting disappointing ratings—and then NBC will decide the show’s fate; by the end of May, at the latest. This will be a fairy monumental task for Mr. Cerone, and not because the show is terrible (it’s good, but there are ways it could be even better), but because, as I stated earlier, ratings for Constantine have been a bit too low.

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