Quarantine & Binging! (The Boys)

Every now and then great TV can inspire you. In today’s episode my guest Jess Flock and I get into our newest obsession The Boys! We go over it’s complex themes of heroism, villainy, and humanity. We talk about our favorite moments and what brought us back for more. Plus Simon Pegg is amazing. So there’s that!

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Published: April 8, 2020, 3:14 a.m.

Quarantine and Binging! (Star Trek)

Great art will always entertain you as well as make you think. In this first edition of the quarantine specials of this podcast we’ll go over great stories to help you cope with the craziness outside! This episode includes my good friend Adele Crotty and we discuss the impact Star Trek has had on our lives and pop culture in general.

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Published: April 1, 2020, 2:12 a.m.

Robin Month! (Tim Drake)

“Every one of you came to me” says Bruce Wayne about his partners. That’s especially true of Tim Drake! A young man who discovered Batman’s identity and convinced him that Batman needs Robin. In this episode my guest Mike Bean and I get into how Tim Drake has evolved from amateur detective to one of Batman’s greatest allies!

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Published: March 25, 2020, 2:59 a.m.

Robin Month! (Carrie Kelley)

Years into the future The Dark Knight Returns! But he’s not fighting crime alone! He’s aided by Carrie Kelley a young woman eager to help Batman fight crime in Gotham City. Today my guest is my good friend Chelsea Logan and we get into Carrie’s origins and Chelsea’s love of Carrie! It’s a great story and totally fitting with the origin of the Robin character!

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Published: March 18, 2020, 2:58 a.m.

Robin Month! (Jason Todd)

What is a parent’s worst nightmare? That they’ll fail their child? In Batman’s case the argument could be made he failed Jason Todd. Or perhaps he set him free? In this episode my guest Jesse James and I get into the complicated relationship between Bruce Wayne and Jason Todd. Is Jason a villain or just misunderstood? Is he a better Batman than Bruce? Tune in and hear our discussion about fathers and sons, legacy, and the faults of our parents.

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Published: March 11, 2020, 1:48 a.m.

Robin Month! (Dick Grayson)

Happy 80th Anniversary to the Boy Wonder! Today is the first episode of Robin Month and today we’re talking about the OG Robin Dick Grayson! My guest is my sister Meri Kay and we get into our favorite Grayson stories and how the character has shaped our fandom as much as he’s impacted Batman’s life.

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Published: March 4, 2020, 2:45 a.m.

Corey & JJ’s Top Ten Batman Stories! (Part II)

It’s finally here! The long awaited episode where JJ and Corey finish telling their favorite Batman stories! JJ gives his favorite Bat-comics while Corey goes into his favorite Bat-media. It’s a lot of fun as we hush over these great stories! Tune in and tell us what you think! Do you agree or disagree? What would you add to the list?

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Published: Feb. 29, 2020, 7:56 a.m.

Comics & Villainy! (Kingpin)

What makes for a truly great villain? The scariest ones are the ones with an unbreakable resolve. The ones that stand by their convictions. Wilson Fisk, the Kingpin, has the resources and the literal strength to uphold his resolve. In this episode my guest Jesse James and I get into what makes Fisk so exciting as a character. We get into his origins as a Spider-Man villain but eventually became a better foil for Daredevil. Tune in as we mourn the loss of the Daredevil Netflix series but we have hope for the future!

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Published: Feb. 26, 2020, 2:54 a.m.

Comics & Villainy! (Bane)

What makes for a compelling villain? Sometimes their motivation is simple - be better than the hero. And even worse than that sometimes they win! Today’s episode features returning guest Andrew Roseman and we get into the back breaking debut of Bane! We go over Bane’s obsession with Batman, his addiction to venom, and the way he manages to claw his way back up from nothing every time he’s defeated. Face his reckoning and check out this episode!

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Published: Feb. 19, 2020, 1:28 a.m.

Comics & Love! (Batman/Catwoman, Joker/Harley)

Happy Valentines Day! Today my guests are Jarod Gianoni and Olivia Crandall, two cute kids on their way down the aisle :) We get into their love of each other and how they love to cosplay as their favorite characters like Batman and Catwoman and the Joker and Harley Quinn. It’s an adorable story and it was so much fun talking to them about these great characters!

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Published: Feb. 14, 2020, 2:35 a.m.

Comics & Villainy! (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

How do you make compelling villains when your villains have no soul? Today my guest is resident Buffy expert Jessie Thorpe and we get into the complicated journey Buffy and her friends went on while fighting their increasing difficult adversaries and how they helped them grow into heroes.

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Published: Feb. 12, 2020, 2:57 a.m.

Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn!

It’s finally here! Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey are in theaters now for our viewing pleasure! In today’s bonus episode my guests Chelsea Logan and Jackie Sabulsky discuss this awesome movie and what we hope to see going forward with these characters in the DCEU!

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Published: Feb. 10, 2020, 11:03 p.m.

Comics and Villainy! (The Joker)

What makes a great villain? Is it his convictions? His diabolical schemes? Or maybe it’s something unpredictable! In this episode my guest Ginny Hodges and I discuss The Clown Prince of Crime and the complicated relationship between him, Gotham City, and the Batman.

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Published: Feb. 5, 2020, 4:34 a.m.

Comics & Feminism! (Lois Lane)

We’re doing another a round of Comics and Feminism! Today’s topic is all about everyone’s favorite intrepid reporter Lois Lane! I’m joined by my new friend Lauren Winn and she gets into how she was inspired by Lois Lane and how her courage and determination motivates her in her daily life! We hope you enjoy this one!

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Published: Jan. 29, 2020, 2:51 a.m.

Comics & Development Hell! (Superman Lives)

Have you ever played the what if game? In life it can lead to regret. But when it comes to pop culture it’s a lot of fun! Today my guest is Zach Moore, host of Always Hold On To Smallville, and we talk about all things Superman and play the what if game with the most famous Development Hell story - Superman Lives! Take a listen as we get into this wild take on the Superman mythology and how different our world would look with it in it!

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Published: Jan. 22, 2020, 2:10 a.m.

Comics & Family! (Justice League: the Animated Series)

Who do you identify as family? Is it your blood relatives? Your best friends? Your coworkers? Maybe some combination of all three? Today my guest is my good friend Jackie Sabulsky and we discuss how the Justice League is made up of outcasts and orphans yet they find common ground in their mission and values. It was so much fun discussing this remarkable series with a fellow fan and learning a lot about each other along the way! We hope you enjoy it!

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Published: Jan. 15, 2020, 2:42 a.m.

Comics & Family! (Star Wars)

A long time ago in a recording studio that’s some sort of distance from where you are now . . . It’s a family affair! In today’s episode I’m joined by my sisters Meri Kay and Ginny and we get into our love of Star Wars and it’s theme of family. It’s a true family event! Even my nephew Nick jumps in!

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Published: Jan. 8, 2020, 3:40 a.m.

Corey & JJ’s Top 10 Batman Stories!

Today we’re doing something different! My guest Corey Ferraro and I will be going over our top ten favorite Batman stories. This is Part 1 featuring Corey’s 5 favorite Bat-comics and my 5 favorite Bat-media! Part 2 coming soon! Enjoy our list and feel free to share yours with us!

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Published: Dec. 31, 2019, 3:51 a.m.

Comics & Legacy! (Batman the Animated Series)

In this very special episode my best friends Jesse, Steve, and I discuss growing up big fans of Batman the Animated Series. We talk about how Batman helped us with our struggles with depression, loneliness, and being bullied. We also get into how much the show still holds up today as incredible storytelling. We go over multiple episodes as well as how the show has contributed to the legacy of Batman and DC Comics.

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Published: Dec. 26, 2019, 6:55 a.m.

Comics & Legacy! (Batman: Hush)

We’re capping off the year of the Bat in style! My guest Andrew Roseman and I discuss the modern classic Bat-story Hush! We discuss how it celebrated the Bat legacy as well as contributing to it by setting up future stories and a new status quo for Batman and his supporting cast. Plus we give our thoughts on the animated adaptation. Spoiler - we didn’t care for it. Enjoy the show!

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Published: Dec. 18, 2019, 4 a.m.

Comics & Ethics/Morality! (The Dark Knight)

In this special episode my good friend Corey Ferraro and I talk about the 2008 hit film THE DARK KNIGHT! We get into it’s themes of ethics and morality and how real it all feels to our society. We’re celebrating the end of Batman’s 80th anniversary for the rest of the month!

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Published: Dec. 11, 2019, 5:24 a.m.

Comics & Crossovers! (Elseworlds)

This is it! The final crossover before Crisis on Infinite Earths! In this episode my guest Danny and I discuss Elseworlds and his love of Superman! He had never seen any of the Arrowverse shows so this was exciting to get a fresh perspective on the series and get him excited for more DC bonkers stuff!

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Published: Dec. 8, 2019, 9:32 a.m.

Comics & Crossovers! (Crisis on Earth X)

Weddings! Nazis! Parallel Earths! It’s all happening in the Arrowverse’s huge event Crisis on Earth X! My sister Meri Kay returns to discuss how this event was a massive undertaking and how we as fans never expected to see Arrow go from a gritty crime drama to a superhero team up!

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Published: Dec. 7, 2019, 8:07 a.m.

Comics & Musicals! (The Flash/Supergirl, Buffy, Batman)

What is it about comic books that the characters always seem on the verge of breaking out into song? Crossover week continues with an added twist! Jessie Thorpe and I get into the fun of the Flash/Supergirl crossover Duet, the Batman the Brave and the Bold episode Mayhem of the Music Meister, and her favorite Once More With Feeling from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. We were gonna sing . . . But we didn’t. Anyway! Enjoy the show!

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Published: Dec. 6, 2019, 1:52 p.m.

Comics & Crossovers! (Invasion!)

This is it folks! The beginning of when the Arrowverse crossovers turned into full fledged superhero extravaganzas! In this one the alien race known as the Dominators showed up to wreak havoc on our heroes! Luckily they have Supergirl on their side! And I have my good friend Mike Bean to talk about this one! We laugh about how they clearly hadn’t quite figured out how to work all the actors in but they still pulled off a fun and exciting crossover event!

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Published: Dec. 5, 2019, 12:37 p.m.

Comics & Crossovers! (Worlds Finest)

Oh boy! We’re still going strong! So strong that we’ll need the Flash & Supergirl to help out! Haha! In this episode you’ll hear me make a new friend in Raph and we’ll geek out over comics and crossovers and all kinds of stuff!

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Published: Dec. 4, 2019, 1:47 p.m.

Comics & Crossovers! (Heroes Join Forces)

Crossover Week continues! My guest today is my other sister Ginny and we get into the Flash/Arrow crossover Legends of Today & Legends of Yesterday! We love these characters so much so it’s understandable that we’re a little annoyed with a good chunk of their decisions in these episodes. But it’s all good! It’s still fun! Enjoy!

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Published: Dec. 3, 2019, 1 p.m.

Comics & Crossovers! (The Flash vs Arrow)

Hey there friends! We’re kicking off this week of Comics & Crossovers! To start it’s my sister Meri Kay and I discussing the first two episodes of Arrow and the Flash: The Flash vs Arrow & The Brave and the Bold! It’s the start of the For Comic Junkies celebration leading up to Crisis On Infinite Earths!

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Published: Dec. 2, 2019, 1:08 p.m.

Comics & Feminism! (Harley Quinn)

This week I’m joined by the always awesome Chelsea Logan via telephone communicator device. We discuss the secret origin of HARLEY QUINN! We get into our relationship with her as well as the impact she’s had on pop culture in the past 30 years!

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Published: Nov. 27, 2019, 12:34 p.m.

Comics & Shakespeare! (Hamlet)

This week Adam Jeffrey Rossi sits down with me to talk about the timelessness of Shakespeare and how comic books are very Shakespearean in nature. It’s a couple of comic book and theatre nerds getting into our favorite genres!

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Published: Nov. 20, 2019, 1:15 p.m.

Comics & Controversy! (Man of Steel)

In this episode my guests Jesse James, Jonas Ward, and I dig deep into the 2013 film MAN OF STEEL! We discuss the secret origin of JJ and Jonas’s friendship, our thoughts on the overall film, and the resulting controversy surrounding the destruction of Metropolis, Pa Kent’s demise, and how Superman finished the fight with Zod. We even offer our own controversial takes about Superman on Film. Spoilers ahead!

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Published: Nov. 13, 2019, 1 p.m.

Comics & Feminism! (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

Welcome back! In this episode my guest , Jessie Thorpe, and I get deep into the mythology of the hit series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. We discuss it’s themes of female empowerment and how the show brilliantly told real world stories masked as supernatural adventures. Enjoy the show

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Published: Nov. 6, 2019, 1 p.m.

Comics & Humanity! (Kingdom Come)

Welcome to the first episode of the For Comic Junkies Podcast! This episode local filmmaker Jesse James and I discuss the classic DC graphic novel Kingdom Come and it’s themes of faith and humanity! We hope you enjoy it! Like and subscribe to hear more!

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Published: Oct. 30, 2019, 4:57 p.m.

Comics & Mental Health! (Joker)

In this episode my guests Jesse James, Corey Ferraro, and I discuss Joker. We get into the comic book origins, the controversy before the film was released, our overall thoughts, and what we think should be the takeaway from the final film. Like and subscribe and leave a review! Thanks to CAM Erie for providing our venue!

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Published: Oct. 30, 2019, 2:42 p.m.

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