Sunday, September 30, 2012

News: Between the Reels Debut Episode



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Dear podcast friends, we have a treat for you today! Two of our friends have been inspired by Between the Bubbles to start their own film-centric podcast, Between the Reels! They'll be a sister podcast to us, and so they asked Darin and Braeden to sit in on their first episode, which is all about comic book movie news and reviews. Take a listen to this first episode and stay tuned for more episodes from Devin and Kase!

Like what you hear? Want more? Let us know here, at our Facebook or Twitter pages, or e-mail us at talk@betweenthebubbles.com. Devin and Kase want to hear from you!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Special: Avengers VS Dark Knight Rises panel, part 2



Your pleas were heard, your clamor was deafening, and we're proud to bring you the much-anticipated second half of the huge panel discussion about The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises - which film is better, and why? You'll hear plenty of compelling arguments from teams on both sides, and perhaps you'll think of these two films in ways you haven't before.

To recap, our panelists are: Braeden and Darin (are you surprised?), their friend Kelsey, Darin's twin brother Devin, and Braeden's sister Vanessa. They finally get to the nitty-gritty - which movie has the most lasting power? It's a pretty great discussion.

Breakdown
Best female lead: 00:00 - 00:10
Best ending: 00:11 - 00:27
What we'll be talking about in twenty years: 00:28 - 00:40

Thanks again to our amazing panelists, and we hope you enjoyed the episode! Let us know which side you fall on here, on Facebook or Twitter, or e-mail us at talk@betweenthebubbles.com. Seriously. We want to hear your opinions.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Features: 27 Sep 2012



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Here it is, our first feature episode of our big 2.0 relaunch. We hope you've enjoyed our offerings so far this week, and we've still got one more for tomorrow! Today's episode: features. We'll talk about a collected edition we love, explain a webcomic that's worth your attention, and finally, we'll let Jordan and Matthew talk all about Uncanny X-Men #1, the original first issue of the stellar series!

Breakdown
Frankenstien: 00:00 - 00:04
Lady Sabre and the Pirates of the Ineffable Aether: 00:04 - 00:09
X-Men #1: 00:09 - 00:12

We hope the relaunch has been worth your while, and we hope you're finding something (if not everything) to your liking! Let us know what you think of the relaunch and whether it works for you here, on our Facebook or Twitter pages, or e-mail us at talk@betweenthebubbles.com! We want your advice. All of it.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Special: Avengers VS Dark Knight Rises panel, part 1



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Here it is, as a part of our big 2.0 relaunch! We've been teasing you with this for weeks, but finally we have our big panel discussion of The Avengers VS The Dark Knight Rises - well, at least, the first half of it. Hear us talk about which film has a better story, which has a better villain, and much more - and come back Friday for the second half, where we discuss best female lead, which film we'll be watching in twenty years, and much more!

Our panelists are: Braeden and Darin (of course), their friend Kelsey, Darin's twin brother Devin, and Braeden's sister Vanessa. They really dig in and have a hearty discussion. (Also, love that flub-up at the beginning - Braeden thought it would be funnier to leave it there. Because that's how he rolls.)

Breakdown
Intro: 00:00 - 00:08
Best story: 00:08 - 00:21
Best villain: 00:21 - 00:38
Best action: 00:38 - 00:50

Stay tuned Friday for the second half of the panel, and let us know which side of the great divide you fall on - are you an Avengers fanboy? A Dark Knight Rises acolyte? Tell us here, on Facebook or Twitter, or e-mail us at talk@betweenthebubbles.com. You'll be glad you did.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Pull List: 26 Sep 2012



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Another pull list episode! This may be our first pull list episode as part of the 2.0 relaunch, but you already know the drill - we each pick two things we're most excited about for the coming week, and tell you exactly why we're so eager to pick them up!

What we're looking forward to:
Darin: Aquaman #0, Incredible Hulk #14
Braeden: Prophet #29, Captain Marvel #4

Let us know what you're looking forward to here, at our Facebook or Twitter pages, or e-mail us at talk@betweenthebubbles.com. We bet you're chock-full of opinions. We want to hear all about them.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Reviews: Releases from 19 Sep 2012



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Welcome back to another thrilling episode of Between the Bubbles! Here's where you'll hear our reviews from last Wednesday, in all their glory, and we'll tell you exactly what we loved, what we hated, what we were indifferent towards, what made us gasp, what made us cry . . . you know, the works. Check out what we read last week!

Breakdown
Boom!: 00:00 - 00:02
Dark Horse: 00:03 - 00:08
DC: 00:09 - 00:26
IDW: 00:26 - 00:30
Image: 00:30 - 00:32
Marvel: 00:32 - 00:40
Hero/Villain moments of the week: 00:41 - 00:49

Did you read what we did? Something else entirely? Let us know here, at the Facebook or Twitter pages, or e-mail us at talk@betweenthebubbles.com. Give us your insights - they'll make us wise.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

News: Week of 23 Sep 2012



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Here we are, dear podcast listeners - with Between the Bubbles, version 2.0! We've been eager to roll out our new format for weeks now, and we're pleased as punch to be presenting it to you all this week. Take a listen to hear about the most exciting comics-related news of the past week, and find out what interesting things are going on!

News items:
Spider-Man #700: last issue?
What were all those Marvel NOW! teasers about two weeks ago?
Injustice: Gods Among Us has a release date
Guardians of the Galaxy director announced!

Let us know what you'd like to see in the future on our news podcasts, and let us know what you're thinking about these pretty monumental news stories here, on the Facebook or Twitter pages, or e-mail us at talk@betweenthebubbles.com. Let us know how you really feel.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Pull List: 19 Sep 2012




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Pull list episode! We'll tell you, among all the bountiful offerings your LCS (or your internet-connected device) will have for you tomorrow, what two things each of us are looking forward to most! (Plus, there's that moment in the reviews episode where we'll find out whether our bated breath was worth it or a waste!) Check it out:

What we're looking forward to
Darin: Justice League #0, Wonder Woman #0
Braeden: Spider-Men #5, Revival #3

Let us know what you're looking forward to this week here or at our Facebook, Twitter, or you can always contact us at talk@betweenthebubbles.com. And tell your LCS owner all about us and that we love them!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Episode 13: Big announcements ahead!




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Another stunning episode! Big news for the coming weeks and months ahead, as we explain exactly how Between the Bubbles will be having some format changes in order to please you, intrepid listener! Hear Braeden rave about all three of Brian Wood's books that came out this week! Darin talks about his Barbara Gordon crush some more, and apparently likes Guy Gardner now? AvX still sucks. Winter Soldier still kills it! So . . . yeah.

Breakdown
Big announcement: 00:00 - 00:07
Comics reviews: 00:07 - 01:04

Stay tuned for the relaunch next week! We think you'll really like the new direction for the podcast. Let us know what you think and join in the conversation here, on our Facebook or Twitter pages, or e-mail us at talk@betweenthebubbles.com. We'd love to hear your thoughts!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Short 04: Watchmen and Before Watchmen.




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We have a very special treat for you today, intrepid listeners! Join Braeden and guest host Jarrod for this in-depth look at Watchmen, widely regarded as one of the most important stories told in the graphic medium! It's also been the subject of many debates: are comics too adult? What rights should creators have? What rights should the publishers maintain? Additionally, Jarrod gives us his impression of the Before Watchmen miniseries, which focus on many of the characters of the original to tell more of their back story. Are the essential reading? Glorified fan fiction? Or somewhere in between? Listen to find out!

Breakdown
Original Watchmen talk: 00:00 - 00:11
Before Watchmen thoughts: 00:11 - 00:27

Let us know what you think of Watchmen - is it worthy of the hype it gets? Is it a seminal classic, or is it just a footnote that has been surpassed by other tales? And if you're reading the new series, let us know which ones you like, which ones you hate, and everything in between! Join in the conversation here, at our Facebook and Twitter pages, or e-mail us at talk@betweenthebubbles.com. We'd love to hear your opinions!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Pull List: 12 Sep 2012




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Here we are again, dear podcast listeners - with another short episode featuring what we're excited about picking up tomorrow! Each week, we'll be telling you two things we're definitely looking forward to, and explaining exactly why we're so thrilled to pick them up! Plus, then you can listen to our reviews later and see whether these comics lived up to our expectations or not.

What we're looking forward to
Braeden: Punk Rock Jesus #3, Fatale #8
Darin: Batgirl #0, Winter Soldier #10

Let us know what you're looking forward to this week here or at our Facebook, Twitter, or you can always contact us at talk@betweenthebubbles.com. And tell your LCS owner all about us and that we love them!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Episode 12: Darin loves Superman.




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New episode! Darin stays home today. (Recuperating from a nasty bout of studying for his boards.) But he's kind enough to send us in some thoughts on this week's releases, as well as tell us all why we need to repent and love Superman the way he does. (Braeden couldn't disagree more, but they'll have to devote an entire episode to a review of Superman Returns if he wants to really get into it.) Also: Braeden and guest host Jarrod talk news! Cosplay weddings. Wonder Woman show? Marvel NOW teasers. Tons of reviews! Braeden was mostly disappointed with his pull list this week, with a few exceptions. (Hawkeye? Punisher? Ultimate Spider-Man? He's looking at you.) Darin also wasn't super sold on most of them . . . Earth 2. What a waste.

Breakdown
Comics news: 00:00 - 00:09
Comics reviews: 00:09 - 00:48

Also: stay tuned this week for a special short all about Watchmen and the Before Watchmen series with our special guest panelist, Jarrod! It'll be a blast. Plus, we've got some exciting changes in the pipeline for the soon-to-be-revealed relaunch of Between the Bubbles! So make sure you keep your eyes peeled. And, as always, let us know what you're reading and what you're thinking here, at our Facebook or Twitter pages, or hit us up at talk@betweenthebubbles.com. We'll love you forever.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Pull List: 05 Sep 2012



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As we've mentioned obliquely in our last episode, we've decided to gift you all with another (short) weekly episode - one that pertains to what'll be coming out each week! On Tuesdays, we'll release a new pull list episode, and we'll each discuss two of the things we're most excited for in the coming week, as well as mentioning some of the other things we'll be picking up! Hopefully this will help guide and direct you as you head to your store this Wednesday.

What we're looking forward to
Darin: Earth 2 #0, Phantom Stranger #0
Braeden: World's Finest #0, Hawkeye #2

Let us know what you're looking forward to this week here or at our Facebook, Twitter, or you can always contact us at talk@betweenthebubbles.com. And tell your LCS owner all about us and that we love them!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Episode 11: the do-over.



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Imagine this scenario: Darin and Braeden finally have some decent microphones and are excited about using them. Braeden, not thinking clearly, turns the sensitivity of the mics up so they can hold them further away from their mouths while recording - you know, normal things. Then, Braeden doesn't check the recordings during the episode's creation, realizing to his horror (and after Darin has headed back to his place, an hour away) that the mics picked each other up and there's this nasty echo nonsense going on. Bad news, bears. (If only they'd have had one of those buttons pictured above.)

Nevertheless, by the power of Skype recordings, they have the power (AKA a re-recorded episode)! Blech. Hopefully the final product is still good, despite our having to produce it twice. Lots of reviews! News about possible Justice League directors. Captain Marvel is unquestionably the best ever! Green Lantern spoilers abound! Braeden craves more Prophet than he's currently getting. And more!

Breakdown
Comics news: 00:00 - 00:14
Comics reviews: 00:14 - 00:56
Weekly features: 00:56 - 01:12

This'll be our last episode together for at least one week (and maybe two, depending on how Darin's exams go), but Braeden will be here next week with some exciting interviews, a guest host, and we've also got some surprises up our sleeves for the coming week - stay tuned! And, as always, let us know what you're reading and what you're thinking here, at our Facebook or Twitter pages, or hit us up at talk@betweenthebubbles.com. Drop us a line, and we'll send you digital high fives.