Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Special: Maijin the Artist Interview



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We have a very special episode for you today - an interview with the stellar LA-based artist, Maijin the Artist! He's a really cool guy, and Darin had a blast talking with him - all about comics and art, how he got into art, and what his current and future projects are. Give it a listen - it's a great interview!

Want to be interviewed to promote your project on Between the Bubbles? Talk to us here, our Facebook or Twitter, or e-mail us at talk@betweenthebubbles.com. We'd love to hear from you!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Pull List: 31 Oct 2012



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Guess what? Last week, we went four for four. Will we match our record this week? (Especially because Braeden sort of cheated and mentioned three things he was super excited for?) Let's see tomorrow!

What we're looking forward to:
Braeden: Captain Marvel  #6, Fashion Beast #3 (plus New Deadwardians #8)
Darin: Superman: Earth One volume 2, Aquaman #13

We sure loved having Skottie Young at our store last week. And hey! It's a Halloween party this week! So . . . party? Let us know what you're looking forward to, and take our advice along with you to your local comic store this week! Give them a treat by buying lots of books.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Reviews: releases from 24 Oct 2012



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This week was surprisingly busy! You'd never guess this was a five-Wednesday month, given the amount of stuff we talk about this week. Punisher: War Zone was amazing! The ending of Debris? Not so much. But the endings of Hulk and Captain America? Just listen. Hear all that and more right now!

Breakdown:
Dark Horse: 00:00 - 00:08
DC/Vertigo: 00:08 - 00:22
Image: 00:23 - 00:29
Marvel: 00:29 - 00:51
Hero/Villain Moments of the Week: 00:51 - 00:57

Did you read what we read? Something else? Nothing? If that's the case, why are you listening to us? (But please keep listening anyway...) Let us know here, at the Facebook or Twitter pages, or e-mail us at talk@betweenthebubbles.com. We'd love you to pick our minds!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

News: week of 28 Oct 2012



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Lots of Marvel movie news this week. So that's a thing. Check out what's happening this week!

News items:
More SHIELD tv show news: 00:00 - 00:03
Wolverine movie update - it's a sequel?: 00:03 - 00:06
X-Men: Days of Future Past movie update: 00:06 - 00:10
Grant Morrison awarded the MBE: 00:10 - 00:14

Which new X-Men related movie are you more excited about? Are you ready for some Ming-Na Wen headed your way next year? Does Grant Morrison deserve such a reward? Let us know your thoughts here, at our Facebook or Twitter pages, or e-mail us. Shoot us a message! Oh yeah - and listen to Between the Reels here.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Features: 26 Oct 2012



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Hello again, intrepid listeners! Thanks for being willing to wait for today's episode - yesterday was Braeden's birthday and he didn't feel like editing up a podcast. So he did it for you today! Like a boss.

Today, we have a very special features episode, as it deals with something near and dear to our hearts - the importance of supporting your local comic store and how you should do so. So take a listen and love your local store!

Breakdown:
Why should you start a pull list? 00:00 - 00:09
From the archives - Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth: 00:09 - 00:13
X-Men #5: 00:13 - 00:16

Do you have a pull? What do you have on your pull? Want more reasons to start one - we can keep talking! Let us know here, at our Facebook or Twitter pages, or e-mail us at talk@betweenthebubbles.com. And love your local store. Because we say so.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Special: Superhero Party!



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Today, dear podcast listeners, we have a special treat for you. Darin and Braeden had a joint birthday party this last weekend, which they turned into the First Annual Between the Bubbles Superhero Party! (Will it become a yearly thing? I guess we'll have to see...) Consequently, they interviewed the attendees and much fun was had by all.

All the materials we produced for the party that we mention in the podcast will show up in a blog post in a few days - so keep your eyes peeled for that blog post if you, too, want to have an amazing superhero themed party. It doesn't even have to be for kids. We promise.

So take a listen, enjoy this small episode, and have a good Wednesday at your comic store! Come say happy birthday on our Twitter or Facebook pages, or e-mail us at talk@betweenthebubbles.com. It'll make us feel special.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Pull List: 24 Oct 2012



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Last week, we mentioned four comics - three of which were stellar. How will our record be for this coming week? I guess we'll see tomorrow...

What we're looking forward to
Darin: Incredible Hulk #15, Flash #13
Braeden: A-Babies VS X-Babies #1, Punisher War Zone #1

Let us know what you're looking forward to here, at our Facebook or Twitter pages, or e-mail us at talk@betweenthebubbles.com. Tell your LCS we want to be friends with them. Because we like new friends.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Reviews: releases from 17 Oct 2012



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This was a fruitful week, filled with stunning releases that we were super excited to talk about. So pull up a chair, crack open your favorite ice-cold beverage, and listen away!

Breakdown:
DC/Vertigo: 00:00 - 00:15
IDW: 00:15 - 00:17
Image: 00:17 - 00:22
Marvel: 00:22 - 00:42
Valiant: 00:42 - 00:45
Hero/Villain Moments of the Week: 00:45 - 00:51

Did you read what we read? Something else? Nothing? That would be a shame, to be perfectly honest. Because if you're listening to our reviews and you don't read comics, we don't know what else we can do to convince you. But let us know here, at the Facebook or Twitter pages, or e-mail us at talk@betweenthebubbles.com. And go buy more comics! 

Sunday, October 21, 2012

News: week of 21 Oct 2012



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Hey, look, it's all that news from last weekend that we missed out on because we record on Saturday mornings! You know you want to hear our thoughts on these news stories this week. If you don't want to, that makes us sad.

News items:
What exactly happened with DC Nation last week?
Agent Coulson, star of SHIELD
DC's January cancellations
Superman and his legal woes

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  news stories here, on the Facebook or Twitter pages, or e-mail us at talk@betweenthebubbles.com. Check out our potential new name! Slash we are not changing the name of the podcast. So yeah.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Features: 18 Oct 2012



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Our features episodes are perhaps my favorite episodes every week, because we can kick back, relax, and chat about whatever we want. Which is awesome, incidentally. And we talk about a lot of awesome stuff this week, too!

Breakdown
How does Uncanny Avengers work as an introduction to new readers? 00:00 - 00:07
From the archives - Batman: The Black Mirror: 00:07 - 00:12
X-Men #4: 00:12 - 00:15

How did Uncanny Avengers work for you? Was it the right book to make the flagship of the Marvel NOW or was it too mired in continuity and the recent crossover? What do you want to see in Marvel NOW moving forward? Let us know here, the Facebook or Twitter, or e-mail us at talk@betweenthebubbles.com. You know you want to.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Special: After-panel chat!



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So this is a special bonus episode. (Because we're not quite done editing our big Batman and Robin review, due to some technical difficulties.) After our epic Avengers / Dark Knight Rises panel, we kept talking afterwards, about our hopes and fears regarding the upcoming release of Man of Steel. Listen to the panel's thoughts on a new Superman movie - what it needs to get right, what pitfalls it may encounter. You know, the works.

What do you think? Excited about Man of Steel? Scared? Let us know here, at our Facebook or Twitter pages, or e-mail us at talk@betweenthebubbles.com. Seriously - we want to know your brain.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Pull List: 17 Oct 2012



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Are you a Wednesday Warrior? Are you headed into your LCS tomorrow to pick up all the new releases? If so, take us (or, our advice, at least) along with you! Hear what we're most excited about this week.

What we're looking forward to
Braeden: Hawkeye #3, Ultimate Comics: Iron Man #1
Darin: Batwoman #13, Wonder Woman #13

Let us know what you're looking forward to here, at our Facebook or Twitter pages, or e-mail us at talk@betweenthebubbles.com. Tell your LCS we want to be friends with them. Because of reasons.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Reviews: releases from 10 Oct 2012




We (read: Braeden) bought an embarrassing amount of comics this last week, so this episode's a doozy. It's loaded down with all sorts of reviews, from the boring to the great - hear us talk about whether Snyder and Capullo's Joker delivered in Batman #13! Learn why Dark Horse had such a good batch of releases last Wednesday! Find out how that new Red She-Hulk book is, and more!

Breakdown:
Dark Horse: 00:00 - 00:07
DC/Vertigo: 00:07 - 00:24
Image: 00:25 - 00:27
Marvel: 00:27 - 00:40
Oni: 00:40 - 00:41
Valiant: 00:41 - 00:42
Holiday Hooligans: 00:42 - 00:44
Hero/Villain Moments of the Week: 00:44 - 00:51

Did you read what we read? Something else? Nothing? That would be a shame, to be perfectly honest. Because if you're listening to our reviews and you don't read comics, we don't know what else we can do to convince you. But let us know here, at the Facebook or Twitter pages, or e-mail us at talk@betweenthebubbles.com. And go buy more comics! 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

News: week of 14 Oct 2012



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Another week, another news episode - and this one's a doozy! So much huge news came out this week with the beginning of NYCC, and we're sure we'll have more to whet your news appetite next week! But for now, check out these thrilling news stories.

News items:
Preliminary news about Superior Spider-Man
New Superman book by Scott Snyder and Jim Lee
Uncanny X-Force sounds amazing, and has a mohawk-ed Storm
Stan Lee Media is suing Disney for billions?

And we didn't even get to talk about what Braeden thinks is the biggest NYCC news of all - the SHIELD show will see the return of Agent Coulson! But just wait until you hear the excitement next week. But in the meantime, 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. Write us - because we love you.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Features: 11 Oct 2012



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Sorry about yesterday, dear listeners. But we have a new episode up and ready to roll today! Our features this week deal with the possible relaunch of Spider-Man (prior to the big news from yesterday - stay tuned Sunday to see our reactions to the revelations!), as well as a deep cut from Darin's past issues and Matthew's review of X-Men #3!

Breakdown
Prognostication of the Spider-Man news: 00:00 - 00:10
From the archives - Sinestro Corps War: 00:10 - 00:14
X-Men #3: 00:15 - 00:17

Tomorrow we'll have a what should have been yesterday's episode up for you, but enjoy this features episode in the meantime. What do you think of the Spider-Man news? The concept of the Third Army crossover? Let us know here, the Facebook or Twitter, or e-mail us at talk@betweenthebubbles.com. It'll be a blast.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Pull List: 10 Oct 2012



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Headed to the comic book store tomorrow? Take us along with you, to give you some advice and some direction as to what we think you should be buying at your local comic store! (And tell them we love them.)

What we're looking forward to
Darin: Batman #13, Punk Rock Jesus #4
Braeden: Uncanny Avengers #1, Red She-Hulk #58

Let us know what you're looking forward to here, at our Facebook or Twitter pages, or e-mail us at talk@betweenthebubbles.com. Enjoy your weekly trip to the store, and smile. Or something like that.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Reviews: Releases from 03 Oct 2012



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It's the third week of our big 2.0 relaunch, and we think it's going great. And we love to talk the nitty-gritty about the comics week bought last Wednesday - so take a listen and hear what we loved, hated, or just felt "meh" about this last week!

Breakdown
Avatar: 00:00 - 00:03
Dark Horse: 00:03 - 00:05
DC: 00:05 - 00:22
Image: 00:22 - 00:27
Marvel: 00:28 - 00:43
Hero/Villain moments of the week: 00:43 - 00:49

Did you read what we read? Something else? Nothing? That would be a shame, to be perfectly honest. But let us know here, at the Facebook or Twitter pages, or e-mail us at talk@betweenthebubbles.com. We're eager to hear from you because of reasons.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

News: week of 07 Oct 2012



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We love news days. There's all sorts of big news this week - most of it from Marvel, but there are some funny items about some ridiculous litigation as well. Listen to what's happening in the world of comics this week!

News items:
New Marvel animated film featuring Hulk and Iron Man
Avengers and New Avengers relaunching in December and January, respectively
SHIELD TV show announcement - how about those characters?
Todd MacFarlane is a litigious dude

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. Give us the skinny.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Features: 04 Oct 2012




Hello again, intrepid listeners! We have another great episode for you today, as Braeden and Darin rant and rave about the pluses and minuses of DC's New 52 and what we hope Marvel gets right as part of the Marvel NOW initiative. They get pretty passionate about it. Then, Braeden brings back and oldie but a goodie, thanks to his dear friend Missy who sends him awesome stuff in the mail all the time! Plus, as always, another edition of Matthew talking about reading X-Men. It's darling.

Breakdown
DC/Marvel chat: 00:00 - 00:13
Amazing Spider-Man: 00:13 - 00:16
X-Men #2: 00:17 - 00:19

We hope week 2 of the relaunch has been worth your while - stay tuned tomorrow for another very special episode we'll be bringing your way! Let us know your thoughts here, at the Facebook or Twitter page, or e-mail us at talk@betweenthebubbles.com. We love you. It's true!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Special: Fantastic Four Movie Review



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We've been hard at work delivering you daily doses of quality entertainment, but we may have hit it out of the park today. In this special episode, regular panelist and geek god Braeden is joined by his sister Vanessa, to suffer so you don't have to - they watched, in excruciating detail, the 2005 film Fantastic Four. (We know. It's a sacrifice of love.) They then give their honest (if blunt) review of this "wonderful" piece of cinema, right down to the nitty gritty of the whole thing. It's not pleasant - but it sure is funny.

So take a listen. Agree? Disagree? How do you feel about the Fantastic Four movie? Was it a trainwreck? A diamond in the rough? Let us know here, at our Facebook or Twitter pages, or e-mail us at talk@betweenthebubbles.com. Come on. You know you loathed this movie as much as we did.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Pull List: 03 Oct 2012



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We love the Pull List episode - it's just a lot of fun to prognosticate about what we think will be exciting tomorrow at the comic store. So we hope you like listening as much as we like chatting about them!

What we're looking forward to
Braeden: Avengers VS X-Men #12, Daredevil: End of Days #1
Darin: Green Lantern #13, Detective Comics #13

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 want to hear all your thoughts. You know you want to hear it, too.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Reviews: Releases from 26 Sep 2012



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We're loving our 2.0 relaunch, and we hope you are, too! It's been fun to break up our original, larger episode into lots of smaller, fun stuff during the week. So here we are, another Monday, another review episode - we'll tell you what was great, what was bad, and what we felt indifferent towards. Give it a listen!

Breakdown
Boom: 00:00 - 00:03
Dark Horse: 00:03 - 00:06
DC/Vertigo: 00:06 - 00:25
IDW: 00:25 - 00:28
Image: 00:28 - 00:33
Marvel: 00:33 - 00:48
Hero/Villain Moments of the Week: 00:48 - 00:53

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. Let us know what you're thinking - you're our favorites, after all.