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Issue #131 – Hold 322 – I am Hold 322!

Posted by on Aug 5, 2014 in The World's Greatest Comic Book Podcast™ Hold 322!, This Week, Uncategorized | 0 comments

ZenJeffThis week on Hold 322! We review Guardians of the Galaxy! We’re just lucky we didn’t get a re-screening of Rise of the Guardians (never should have named it that, Dreamworks). We cover more news out of San Diego, the PR nightmare of a single poster, and the world’s first Gaelic Superhero (really, he speaks Gaelic!). We have a lot of endings and specials this week, with Fatale and Batman: Zero Year ending. We also have the Aquaman annual, Guardians 100th anniversary and an Iron Man special. We’ll let you know which of those are worth reading. Bob asks: “what are your top five artist?”

All this, and Chip Zdarsky! Face front, true believers! It’s Hold 322!

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Whoops! Instead Of Guardians Of The Galaxy, A Theater Showed Thishttp://bit.ly/1o1DaoS
Breaking: SDCC cosplayer was injured as the result of a fall not an assaulthttp://bit.ly/1o1CLmr
So the Australian TMNT Poster Is Officially a PR Nightmare http://bit.ly/1o1COyC
FROM TROY – World’s first Gaelic superhero comic book released http://bit.ly/1o1CVKq
Daniel Radcliffe Disguises Himself at Comic-Con & No It Wasn’t As Harry Potterhttp://bit.ly/1o1CZKq
SEX CRIMINALS won BEST NEW SERIES at the Eisner Awards http://bit.ly/1o1DkfY
Sex Crimlnals Follow up http://bit.ly/1o1DqnL
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Here Comes the New Thor,

Posted by on Jul 17, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Gimmickier than the old Thor.

Am I upset about a female Thor? No, not really. I think I’m more upset that Marvel opted for stunt casting over putting good writers on existing or new female characters. Why is it so hard to task resources for a genuine effort? Jason Aaron is writing it, so, it’ll probably be good, but, much like the Superior Spider-man, once the next movie gets nearer, they’ll reset it and the stunt will be over – leaving any female readers that fell for the stunt without a strong female character once again. It’s too little, and too insincere to fix a glaring imbalance in comics.

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2014 Tournament of Heroes Round Three

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in Bob's Bloviating, Hey Fanboy!, Uncategorized | 2 comments

Welcome back one and all to Hold 322’s second annual Tournament of Heroes.

So far we have done all of the first three rounds. Here are this week’s round three (the Elite 8) results:

Fight One: Thor vs. Superman

Superman with Thor's hammer and Cap's shieldJeff got the round started by challenging JC’s team with his last remaining hero and last year’s tournament champion, Thor! JC countered with Superman, picked Thom to be the judge and the most epic battle of the tournament so far was on. Jeff said it would be a real slobber knocker of a back and forth brawl as the two nearly evenly matched super heroes clashed, but in the end he believed that the Man of Steel would fall down in defeat after one too many hits to the head from the Thunder God’s magic hammer. Bob jumped into the fray, siding with his DC fanboy favorite, Superman, and along with JC argued that Big Blue could take (Mjolner) away from Thor and use it against him, since it was shown in JLA/Avengers that the Last Son of Krypton is in fact worthy to wield such a weapon, but a roll of the dice ruled out Supes even being able to wrest the hammer from Thor’s grasp. Even still, JC insisted that Superman’s greater speed would allow him to hold back Thor’s hammer bearing arm with one hand while delivering a multitude super punches right to the Thunder God’s face with his free hand. Jeff and JC also argued about what was more powerful, lightning or heat vision. In the end, Judge Thom ruled it a draw and it was up to a roll of the D-12 to decide a victor…

Winner: Superman!

Fight Two: Doctor Strange vs. Doctor Fate

Fate versus StrangeAs per a gentleman’s agreement they made with one another off air during the past week, when JC challenged Bob’s team with Doctor Strange, the Ultimate Sidekick countered with Doctor Fate, so that it could finally be determined (in this tournament at least) which one of the super hero sorcerers really is supreme. Bob railed against Strange’s spell casting hand gestures that seem to him to be no more than an upside-down rip-off of Spidey’s web shooting motion, and insisted that Fate already knew the outcome of the battle and surely wouldn’t enter into a fight he knew he couldn’t win. Judge Jeff, miffed at both JC and Bob for Thor’s loss to Superman, and not seeing a clear winner between the seemingly even matched spell-casters, decided to let the dice decide the final outcome.

Winner: Doctor Fate!

Fight Three: Silver Surfer vs. Invisible Woman

Invisible Woman in BattleThom took the fight to Bob, attacking with his last remaining hero, the Silver Surfer! Bob’s response was a bit unorthodox as he countered the former herald of Galactus with the seemingly outmatched Invisible Woman. Thom argued that the Surfer was clearly more powerful, but Bob did his best to cast doubt on that assertion by reminding Judge JC of his own words when earlier in the tournament the radioactive professor had remarked that Sue Storm was secretly the most powerful person in the Marvel universe, she just didn’t know it yet. Bob also went on to say that Sue could force bubble the Surfer off his board and take control of it herself, but Thom argued against that, saying that Sue would not be able to wield the power cosmic with much success. In the end, JC sided with the Silver Surfer but gave Sue decent odds for a dice throw to overcome his ruling, which it did.

Winner: Invisible Woman!

Fight Four: Earth 2’s Green Lantern vs. the Thing

Ben Grimm discouragedWhen it came time for Bob’s turn to attack, he only had one hero to attack with (Alan Scott) and only one hero left to attack (Ben Grimm), so the matchup was an easy one to make, and JC chose Jeff to be the judge. JC argued that through sheer strength and determination alone, the Thing could battle through whatever Earth 2’s Green Lantern could hit him with, but Bob countered that as long as Alan stayed high enough in the air, Ben would never be able to reach him, not even in the classic bathtub looking Fantasti-car, which could fairly easily be blasted to bits before it could carry its charge high enough. Jeff sided with GL and the dice roll upheld his ruling.

Winner: Earth 2’s Green Lantern!

So that’s it for this week’s matches and round three as a whole. Join us next week when three more heroes fall as we finally finish year’s exciting tournament, starting with the pair of epic matchups of the final four and ending with a champion being crowned in a fight between the last two heroes standing. Remember to keep listening to Hold 322 every Tuesday on iTunes, Stitcher and Hold 322.com! For all of us at the world’s greatest comic book podcast, this is Robert Easton wishing you a wonderfully nerdy week. Alons-y! @Robert_A_Easton

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Issue #113 – Hold 322 – The Draft!

Posted by on Mar 4, 2014 in The World's Greatest Comic Book Podcast™ Hold 322!, Uncategorized | 1 comment

IRON-MAN-3-Barack-Obama-PosterThis week on Hold 322… we pay special tribute to an actor and writer who shaped our childhoods. RIP Harold Ramis. We also learn that Charles Soule is a practicing attorney. Constantine has been cast. The former cast of Heroes is surprised by the Heroes Return announcement. Apparently there’s a third Hemsworth brother. Marvel’s running a TV special to promote it’s upcoming projects. But it’s March! So we have a couple of specials items for our listeners… we have the list of of important comics to look for in March, and we start our Heroes tournament. Sorta.

All this, and Obama is building Iron Man!  Face front, true believers! It’s Hold 322!

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Harold Ramis, Chicago actor, writer and director, dead at 69 http://bit.ly/1hCxTzl
DC hero John Constantine cast for upcoming show http://bit.ly/1hCxXis
The Raid remake nabs a director and eyes the Hemsworth brothers http://bit.ly/1hCzm8Z
Patton Oswalt’s ‘Indie-Izer’ Creates Indie Versions Of Blockbuster Films http://bit.ly/1hCy0Lr
Star Wars Episode 7: Casting & Story Update http://bit.ly/1hCy5P5
Chris O’Donnell keeps his Robin costume locked in the basement http://bit.ly/1hCy6CM
Cast respond to announcement of Heroes: reborn http://bit.ly/1hCy8dN
Marvel TV Special Will Show AGE OF ULTRON Footage http://bit.ly/1hCydxY
WB Reveals First Photo of Grant Gustin as “The Flash”  http://bit.ly/1hCyeSC
President Obama: “We’re Building Iron Man”  http://bit.ly/1hCyjFU

 

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Issue #109 – Hold 322 – Sniffles and dick jokes

Posted by on Feb 4, 2014 in The World's Greatest Comic Book Podcast™ Hold 322!, This Week, Uncategorized | 0 comments

batman-and-robin-annual-2This week on Hold 322… The host has a head cold, so sorry in advance for the sniffles and sneezes during the podcast. This week we talk about Marvel’s Guardian’s of the Galaxy Halloween costumes, ScarJo will get nekkid in an upcoming movie, and will Jesse Eisenberg make a good Lex Luthor? Meanwhile, Bob and Jeff talk about what was in their holds this week, giving us updates on Thor, Batman, Justice League, and Batman & Robin. JC dicusses Nightwing and how it could be made even better. Bob asks: “What one comic would you keep in your hold if you could only have one?”

All this and Thom’s Northern Report! Face front, true believers! It’s Hold 322!

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HOLD 322 LINKS
‘Marvel Universe LIVE!’ tour begins in July http://usat.ly/1bRl6nw
Halloween Costumes For GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY & CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER http://bit.ly/1bRla70
Original BUFFY Actor To Pen Multi-Issue Arc for Season 10 Comic http://bit.ly/1bRlfHL
Warner Bros. Casts a Surprise LEX LUTHOR and ALFRED for SUPERMAN / BATMAN http://bit.ly/1bRlkLE
 Scarlett Johansson in the ultra-artsy Under the Skin trailer http://bit.ly/1bRmire

 

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We’ve Millar’d it … Issue 106, but not really

Posted by on Jan 7, 2014 in Bob's Bloviating, Hey Fanboy!, JC's Jocularity, Movies!, The World's Greatest Comic Book Podcast™ Hold 322!, This Week, Uncategorized | 0 comments

The episode is done – sounded great, uploaded to the internet … and disappeared.

I can’t fix the problem until tonight, after work, so … I blame the communists.

So, until this afternoon, enjoy this tasty ear snack …

Wow …. this takes me back!

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