In 1986 the landscape of comic books changed forever. The seminal tome that is Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' Watchmen put a mirror up to the superhero genre, forcing it to take a long, hard look at itself. Now, over 30 years later, Dan Toland and Michael David Sims are putting that same mirror up to Watchmen. Join us on this weekly adventure as we breakdown and examine Watchmen chapter by chapter.
Animezing Podcast is Earth-2.net's source for news, reviews, previews and everything else you want to know about anime and manga! Whether you're a diehard otaku or even just a little curious about Asian animation, this is the show for you.
No matter if you're new to Doctor Who or a longtime fan, Bigger on the Inside is the podcast for you! The two hosts — one a very knowledgeable fan, the other being new to the program — will examine every serial with keen eyes and an unending wit.
Tales of speculative fiction have been told since before recorded history, but in the past century it has grown into an art form all its own. From Asimov to Wells, from adventures in space opera to cyberpunk dystopias, from Amazing Stories to your e-reader and beyond, join us as we discuss some of the most important and acclaimed science fiction novels of all time. Warning: Here be spoilers.
In 1997, Vince McMahon's WWF was at a crossroads. With Ted Turner's WCW and its nWo storyline dominating the legendary Monday Night Ratings War, the WWF found itself in the unfamiliar territory of having to fight from behind to become the number one promotion again. History shows us that they were successful, but Tom Hemmings and Kellen Scrivens decided to take a long, hard, and thorough look of how it happened. What worked, what didn't, and how does it all hold up today?
Damien and Desmond talk wrestling. A lot. They needed a reason to bullshit regularly. Okay, another reason to bullshit regularly. So, why not go through the pay-per-views of ECW, the little wrestling promotion that could? See, Desmond is a lapsed fan whose final days were in the Attitude Era, and Damien is the fount of knowledge.
From reviews to interviews to news, Dread Media is your source for the best, the worst and weirdest the horror genre has to offer. Every week Desmond Reddick casts a shadow over all aspects of the genre. Movies, books, television, comic books, music... nothing is safe. It's horror geek Mecca! Look for new episodes of Dread Media every Monday, and listen with the lights on!
Desmond and DW are on a rock n' roll odyssey to review their favorite bands' discographies album-by-album, track-by-track. You see, kids: there used to be things called albums that were a collection of songs by a single musical artist or group of artists. You may have to take our word on that.
Years in the making, Earth-2.net's Star Trek podcast has arrived! Whether you're a fan of Kirk, Picard, Sisko, Janeway, or Archer, you'll want to listen to this chronicle of every Star Trek franchise from start to finish!
Extra Lives is a podcast about video games. Every two weeks, Aaron Robinson and Damien Wilkens come together to bring you some of the most entertaining (and often eccentric) discussions on current and classic gaming without the over-analytical news format of other shows. Join the Aussie and the American as they revisit some of the best and worst examples of gaming history, while at the same time keeping current with talk of the newest and upcoming titles on the horizon. They also like to make jokes about codpieces. We're sorry.
For better or worse, it seems as though Hollywood is bent on remaking every movie and rebooting every franchise. Sometimes they're warranted, but most often they're not. Either way, a new version of your favorite movie is near. And that's where married couple Michael and Shana Sims come in. Every other Friday they'll recast, rewrite, and reboot cinematic classics, underrated gems, and stinkers with potential. Hollywood might not get it right, but these two will.
For Your Ears Only fills that niche in the podcasting market for a monthly run-through of all James Bond films in chronological order. Hosted by Ian Wilson, this podcast celebrates both the past and the future of England's most venerable action hero, and will leave the audience shaken, if not stirred!
Married to Movies is the he said / she said review show with a twist. Every episode, real life married couple Desmond and Megan alternate between a chick flick and a guy's film. Whether it's boobs and blood you love in your movies or tears and dance numbers, these two will give an honest evaluation of its merits. If they can keep from fighting with each other, that is.
Starting with the critically acclaimed Batman: The Animated Series, hosts Michael David Sims and James Deaux will review every episode of every cartoon in the DC Animated Universe. Every other Wednesday World's Finest Podcast will focus on five episodes of a DCAU cartoon, taking long, hard looks at the story, animation, dialog and character development. Along the way Easter Eggs and little bits of trivia will be pointed out, and laughs will be had by all!
With much thanks to Editor-In-Chief Joe Quesada, Marvel has ushered in the Platinum Age of comics by hiring the best writers the industry has ever seen — and in the process we've been rewarded with titles such as Ultimate Spider-Man and Daredevil.
DC isn't just about Superman and Batman anymore. The publisher has a more modern, realistic line in Wildstorm. A mature readers imprint responsible for some of the best comics of all time in Vertigo. And an awesome kids line of comics in Johnny DC. But if you're still interested in the heroes who defined superhero comic books, the DC Universe combines the best writers and artists in the business on some of the world's most iconic characters for your monthly enjoyment.
Image, Dark Horse, Boom!, Dynamite, and so many other smaller publishers might not have the financial power of Marvel and DC, but they produce great comic books nonetheless. Feel free to promote your own comic in here as well.
Xbox Live is still the dominant force in online gaming, with little end in sight. Through sheer force of will and a powerful library, Microsoft has managed to keep gamers glued to their seats without any handhelds or next-gen teases.
We're lucky to be living in the renaissance of the comic book adaptation. Sure, they're not all winners, but the occasional bomb is surely offset by epic blockbusters like Spider-Man 2.
Comic book related cartoons should also be discussed here.
Horror, sci-fi and fantasy have been in an upswing these last few years, with many thanks to Saw, Doctor Who and The Lord of the Rings. Will that trend continue, or will perpetual sequels and spinoffs once again water-down the genres?