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GeekChew No. 69: We Need Explainers

This week is Black Panther week! First we talked about the Swamp Thing: Winter Special (9:22), then hit on some Netflix sci-fi with The Cloverfield Paradox (19:17) and Altered Carbon (24:37), and finish it out with Black Panther (29:31).

GeekChew No. 62: Fight Seens

This week we start with some talk about the first five episodes of The Defenders on Netflix (6:40), then slide into Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (14:18) and Atomic Blonde (20:35), and cap it off with what might be our favorite book of the year, Mister Miracle, by Tom King and Mitch Gerads (26:02). 

GeekChew No. 46: Star Trek. Big. Space. Deal.

The power couple discusses news out of San Diego Comic Con, mostly the trailers for the upcoming Wonder Woman (2:18) and Justice League (4:06) movies. We also talk about some of the Marvel stuff (7:38), from Captain Marvel to Thor: Ragnarok to Marvel on Netflix. We then jump to Bo Burnham's new comedy special on Netflix (14:31), the last two episodes from season six of Game of Thrones (12:25), Pokemon Go (14:31), and Star Trek Beyond (16:23). After that we dive into the new Netflix series Stranger Things (19:03), a fantastic new show created by the Duffer Brothers, with a great cast that includes Winona Ryder, David Harbour, and many more. Finally, we talk volume one of Monstress, a series from Image Comics written by Marjorie Liu with art by Sana Takeda (28:53).

GeekChew No. 43: Emily Blunt and Friends... and Civil War

The power couple discusses Captain America: Civil War (00:47) and the upcoming Mary Poppins movie (20:36). We also hit episodes 2 and 3 of Game of Thrones (22:39) before we dive into some of the best comics of the week. We talk about Moon Knight #2 (26:13), A-Force #5 (28:34), and 4001 A.D. (31:31).  

GeekChew No. 35: Podcasts About Other Podcasts is the Future of Podcasting

The power couple discusses the new Ghostbusters trailer and other movie stuff, including Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Children of the Corn. In comics we talk the new Black Widow series and Descender. For tv consumed this week we really enjoyed Last Week Tonight, 11.22.63, Veep, The Fall, and The Bachelor. We also talk about some other podcasts like Serial, Stuff You Should Know, and Sources Say. We close it all out with Girl Scout cookies... get 'em while you can!

GeekChew No. 27: Bitch Planet #5/Batman #44/A-Force #4

The power couple discusses Bitch Planet #5 from Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro, a book published by Image Comics. We talk about the series to date and how important it is to the medium and to us personally. We look at the storyline, but also how effectively the creators are using every part of a comic book to make an important statement/call to action. We also talk briefly about Batman #44, a one-shot detective story arc from Scott Snyder and JOCK that draws a lot of parallels to many of the important social issues that come to the fore again and again in today's society. We take another short detour to talk about A-Force, from G. Willow Wilson and Marguerite Bennett, a super fun series that ties into the Secret Wars event at Marvel. Finally, we choose a new show for the fall TV season to follow and discuss: Blindspot on NBC, Monday's @ 10 EST for anyone who wants to follow along!    

GeekChew No. 26: Plutona #1/Lazarus #19/Hank Johnson: Agent of Hydra

The power couple discusses the first issue of Plutona, written by Jeff Lemire with art by Emi Lenox. The first issue of a five-part mini-series published by Image Comics, Plutona #1 introduces us to the main characters of the story and offers a startling introduction into a new superhero-inhabited world. From there we move on to Lazarus #19, written by Greg Rucka with art by Michael Lark. We've talked about Lazarus before, but the series just keeps getting better and better and issue nineteen was no exception. And finally, we also really enjoyed the new one-shot from Marvel Comics, Hank Johnson: Agent of Hydra. Written by David Mandel with art by Michael Walsh, the book is loaded with humor as it tells the story of a rank and file member of Hydra and the challenges of everyday life - both at work and at home.  

GeekChew No. 24: Exquisite Corpse/Fantastic Four

The power couple discusses Exquisite Corpse, a graphic novel from Penelope Bagieu, originally published in France in 2010 and brought to the US this year by First Second Books. We both loved this book and would recommend it to anyone. We also talk about the new Fantastic Four movie, directed by Josh Trank and starring Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, and Jaimie Bell. Hear what we thought about the movie and the noise surrounding its production/results at the box office. Finally, Charlene's Notable this week was the upcoming movie Pod, an intense looking new horror movie from director Mickey Keating. Eamon's Notable this week was Jon Stewart's last episode of The Daily Show, which ended an amazingly influential run in late night television.    

GeekChew No. 22: Hawkeye #22/Ant-Man/Ex Machina

The power couple discusses Hawkeye #22, the final issue of the Matt Fraction and David Aja run. A great issue to end an amazing series, we talk about the story and the art and the overall effect that this Hawkeye book has had on comics in general. We also talk about the new Ant-Man movie, Marvel's latest superhero offering that stands out because of its unique approach to Marvel's version of the superhero genre movie. Directed by Peyton Reed, Ant-Man stars Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, and Corey Stoll. Lastly, we talk about Ex Machina, the new movie from director Alex Garland and starring Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleason, and Oscar Isaac. The movie is a tense sci-fi drama (with a very small cast) about the advent of self-aware artificial intelligence, and does a great job with a lot of associated themes. Eamon's Notable this week is that Hulu has made the entire series of Seinfeld available on demand, and he throws in some other cool Seinfeld stuff. Charlene's Notable is the news about ABC's television series Once Upon A Time that came out of Comic-Con, and why it's so important to her.    

GeekChew No. 13: Chrononauts/Daredevil

The power couple is back after a long hiatus with episode 13 of GeekChew! We talk about Chrononauts, the new Image Comics series from writer Mark Millar and artist Sean Murphy. We also discuss the first four episodes of the new Daredevil series from Netflix.  Then we close out with our Notables, from the X-Files to Cadbury chocolate.