GAR! 173: Bobby the Brain and the Avengers Go to Twin Peaks


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This week’s episode of The GAR! Podcast includes discussion of the following: Bobby ‘The Brain’ Heenan, “Twin Peaks,” Secret Empire, Len Wein, “The Good Place,” Hurricane Irma, Spider-Man, broken Avengers, Archie and digest comics, reprint comics, great gifts, the work of Alan Light, and Watchmen and “The Twilight Zone.”

Glenn admits that he got the “Seinfeld” episode memory wrong, but the analogy of the toothbrush in the toilet he presented still holds for Captain America and Secret Empire.

The GAR! Podcast is the Glenn Walker and Ray Cornwall weekly podcast where they talk unrehearsed about whatever happens to come to mind. It’s an audio-zine for your mind, a nerd exploration of a nerd world, coming to you from the suburbs of New Jersey and the sunny lakes of Florida via Skype.

Links:

Nerdfect Strangers

The Nerdfect Strangers Podcast

GAR! on Bobby ‘The Brain’ Heenan

Bobby Heenan Hall of Fame Speech

Wrapped in Plastic by Andy Burns

Captain America – The Damage Is Done

The Make Mine Magic Podcast

The Hornet’s Nest

Robin Renee

Audacious Eleven

Gobbledygeek

A List of Alan Light’s Flashback Reprint Comic Series

Len Wein and the Golden Age of Comics

Biff Bam Pop!

The Biff Bam Pop! Podcast Network

The GAR! Podcast on Twitter

Glenn’s Twitter

Ray’s Twitter

The Adventures of Ray

The GAR! Podcast on Pinterest

The GAR! Podcast on Instagram

The GAR! Podcast on Stitcher

The GAR! Podcast on TuneIn Radio

The GAR! Podcast on Apple Podcasts

The GAR! Podcast Group on Facebook

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The GAR! Podcast 127: Mugsy Goes to McDonald’s

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This week’s episode of The GAR! Podcast includes discussion of the following:

intro / Mugsy goes to McDonald’s / ordering / secret mission / palm pilots / Glenn’s little white book / Secret Wars #9 / FF retirement / Reed’s heroism / long runs and the FF / the failing comics industry / accessible comics / change is bad / just tell good stories / best Superman stories / Winter Soldier / All Things Fun! sad news / closing /

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Links:

Mugsy’s first appearance on GAR!

Ray’s Secret Wars blog

GAR! on the Fantastic Four movie

GAR! with special guest Amy Hollinger

All Things Fun!

Biff Bam Pop!

The Biff Bam Pop! Podcast Network

Glenn’s Twitter

Ray’s Twitter

The Adventures of Ray

The GAR! Podcast on Pinterest

The GAR! Podcast on Stitcher

The GAR! Podcast on iTunes

The GAR! Podcast Group on Facebook

The GAR! Podcast Page on Facebook

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The GAR! Podcast 125: Talking Comics, with Special Guest Amy Hollinger

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This week’s episode of The GAR! Podcast includes discussion of the following:

intro / special guest Amy Hollinger / what’s in a name / groups and books / New Jersey Comic Expo / Louise Simonson / Walt Simonson / Don Blake / Beta Ray Bill / Jane Foster / comic circulation / Spider-Man dead again? / Power Pack / where does the doctor go? / Ages of Comics / the Incredible Four / the FF film… again? / Michael B. Jordan / Jessica Jones / The Purple Man / back to the New Jersey Comic Expo / Amy Acker / Drea de Matteo / Garth Ennis / Preacher / AMC or HBO? / vehicles / more Amy and Star Wars / closing / Glenn’s hasty exit /

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Links:

South Jersey Writers’ Group

Amy’s Website

Amy’s Twitter

“Tall Tales and Short Stories from South Jersey”

“Reading Glasses”

New Jersey Comic Expo

GAR on the FF movie

Glenn’s reviews of “Jessica Jones” so far

Glenn’s reviews of “Doctor Who”

Glenn’s reviews of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

Drea de Matteo on “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

South Jersey Writers Blog

Biff Bam Pop!

The Biff Bam Pop! Podcast Network

Glenn’s Twitter

Ray’s Twitter

The Adventures of Ray

The GAR! Podcast on Pinterest

The GAR! Podcast on Stitcher

The GAR! Podcast on iTunes

The GAR! Podcast Group on Facebook

The GAR! Podcast Page on Facebook

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GAR! Podcast Episode 114: Finally, Fantastic Four! (And Denny’s!)

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This week’s episode of The GAR! Podcast includes discussion of the following:

apology and intro / Deptford 8 / Fantastic Four 2015 / corporate war / Josh Trank / what FF should be / the best FF comic run / Invisible Woman / The Thing / Human Torch / Reed Richards / Doctor Doom and origins / Namor / box office / romantic rivals / cinematic rights / Ben Grimm / what Ray wants / Johnny and Sue / favorite FF comics / the end of the FF comic / Audacious Eleven / aftermath / Ray’s initial thoughts on a bad movie / the good first half / clobbering time / spoiler warning / superhero movies and heroics / exclusive Sue / the acting / the blame / editing / flaws / Denny’s / The Thing Burger / Make Mine Magic / end of the film franchise / The Terminator / FF in the comics / Deadpool / trust / Wolverine and the X-Men / Kitty Pryde / the special effects / acting with effects / things about the movie Thing / origin without training / locales / cartoon with no plot / Doom’s lack of motivation / scars / anti-source material / the soul of Chronicle / oral history / Denny’s just desserts / thumbs up to Denny’s / young Ray’s thoughts / rating the movie / how bad is it? / closing / All Things Fun! Doctor Who Day / send Ray your toys /

Links:

The Fantastic Four Trailer

Ray Watches the Trailer Live

Andy Burns’ review at Biff Bam Pop!

Skott Stotland’s review at The Nerd Signal

Johnny and Sue, and Grant Morrison

The Deadpool Trailer at Biff Bam Pop!

Denny’s Blackwood-Clementon Road

Screen Crush ate everything on the Denny’s Fantastic Four Menu

All Things Fun!

Doctor Who Day at All Things Fun! August 15, 2015

Biff Bam Pop!

Glenn’s Twitter

Ray’s Twitter

The Adventures of Ray

The GAR! Podcast on Pinterest

The GAR! Podcast on Stitcher

The GAR! Podcast on iTunes

The GAR! Podcast Group on Facebook

The GAR! Podcast Page on Facebook

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GAR! Podcast Episode 110: #SDCC Aftermath

Someone tell Ben Grimm to put some pants on.
Someone tell Ben Grimm to put some pants on.

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This week’s episode of The GAR! Podcast includes discussion of the following:

intro / ComicCon hashtags / Comic Book People / con corruption / Artist Alley ghetto / the Arthur Suydam saga / the nicest people in comics / and then there’s John Byrne / Ray watches the Fantastic Four trailer live / the poster / li’l Reed Richards the screw-up / Kirby did it better / we need a Kamandi movie / Michael B. Jordan / apology / Newegg / Miles Teller / more Ray watches the FF trailer live / the Thing with no pants / bad special effects / Ray’s ten-minute-plus Secret Wars rant / Deadpool / Batman V. Superman / Suicide Squad / Fear the Walking Dead / Conan and respect / poor Kevin Smith / Glove and Boots / closing / Brick House / Avengers vs. Defenders 2099 /

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Links:

Comic Book People by Jackie Estrada

The Suicide Squad trailer

The Arthur Suydam Saga

Khoi Pham on Facebook

Chris Wisnia

Neil Vokes on Facebook

Darick Robertson on Twitter

Steve Pugh

Tom Smith on Facebook

The new Fantastic Four trailer at Biff Bam Pop!

Newegg

Batman v. Superman trailer

Glenn’s review of Assault on Arkham

The “Fear the Walking Dead” trailer (among others)

Glove and Boots on Kevin Smith

Jack & Mike’s Brickhouse Bar & Grille

Biff Bam Pop!

Glenn’s Twitter

Ray’s Twitter

The Adventures of Ray

The GAR! Podcast on Pinterest

The GAR! Podcast on Stitcher

The GAR! Podcast on iTunes

The GAR! Podcast Group on Facebook

The GAR! Podcast Page on Facebook

Contact us directly here.

From Brick House in Brick, NJ. A wonderful gluten-free burger and some great fries!
From Brick House in Brick, NJ. A wonderful gluten-free burger and some great fries!

GAR! Podcast Episode107: Weird Worlds

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p> This week’s episode of The GAR! Podcast includes discussion of the following:

intro / the threat / Arkon / Weirdworld / saving copyrights / Where Monsters Dwell / a reading of Weirdworld / Philadelphia Writers’ Conference / Cards Against Humanity / Spider-Ham / Outrageous Flash Facts / the new Prez / Donald Trump / the Big debate / crazy cage matches / Trump vs. Mexico / Tyler James Williams / RIP Dusty Rhodes / LeBron Sprite / Slurpee superhero cups / long musical closing /

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Links:

Ray on Weirdworld

Glenn on the Atlas Monsters

Philadelphia Writers’ Conference

South Jersey Writers’ Group

Jim Knipp

Top Ten Most Outrageous Flash Facts

Glenn’s review of Entourage

Back Issue #34

Biff Bam Pop!

Glenn’s Twitter

Ray’s Twitter

The Adventures of Ray

The GAR! Podcast on Pinterest

The GAR! Podcast on Stitcher

The GAR! Podcast on iTunes

The GAR! Podcast Group on Facebook

The GAR! Podcast Page on Facebook

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This podcast is not endorsed by Donald Trump. THANK GOD.
This podcast is not endorsed by Donald Trump. THANK GOD.

GAR! Podcast Episode 99: Dumber Than A Box Of Rocks

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This week’s episode of The GAR! Podcast includes discussion of the following:

intro / Hot for Teacher / Richard Cheese / covers / Dumber than a Box of Rocks / The Real / the hosts of The Real / Howard Stern / #GAR100 / Glenn takes the Am I Dumb? test / Brian Michael Bendis / All-New X-Men / Iceman coming out / continuity problems / Ray makes Glenn write X-Men / Secret Wars / Ray beats a dead horse / Star Wars / Fantastic Four / Star Wars in the MCU / #GAR100 / closing / Red Robin /

Links:

Lee Presson and The Nails

“The Real”

Am I Dumb?

Iceman comes out

Star Wars trailer at Biff Bam Pop!

Fantastic Four trailer at Biff Bam Pop!

#GAR100

The Bottomless Steak Fries

Biff Bam Pop!

Glenn’s Twitter

Ray’s Twitter

The GAR! Podcast on Pinterest

The GAR! Podcast on Stitcher

The GAR! Podcast on iTunes

The GAR! Podcast Group on Facebook

The GAR! Podcast Page on Facebook

Videos:

“Hot for Teacher” by Lee Presson and the Nails

 

GAR! Podcast Episode 78: Ray Flips Out Over Fake Dr. Doom

This is what Doom is eventually going to do to all stupid movie executives.
This is what Doom is eventually going to do to all stupid movie executives.

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This week’s episode of The GAR! Podcast includes discussion of the following:

pre-intro excitement / intro / Doctor Doom / rogue programmer / accent / the studio’s approach / invisible action figures / containment suits / Hulk fists / Doom is so cool… / reality TV angle / will Ray see the movie? / John Byrne / the Inhumans / trusting the storytellers / Tom DeFalco / other artist possibilities on Fantastic Four / does love equal quality / Bill Sienkiewicz / will Glenn see this movie? / Punisher Oscar / film criticism criteria / Freddy Got Fingered / Moulin Rouge! / Doom is so cool, part 2 / Vince Vaughn Doom / closing / shout out to JP Fallavollita / M. Night /

Links:

You had your chance, Fox. You had your chance.
You had your chance, Fox. You had your chance.

GAR! on The Fantastic Four Conspiracy Theory

The Fantastic Four on IMDb

Glenn’s reviews of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” at Biff Bam Pop!

Glenn’s 2003 review of Freddy Got Fingered

Glenn’s 2004 review of Moulin Rouge

JP Fallavollita at Biff Bam Pop!

JP Fallavollita on Twitter

Biff Bam Pop!

Glenn’s Twitter

Ray’s Twitter

The GAR! Podcast on Pinterest

The GAR! Podcast Group on Facebook

The GAR! Podcast Page on Facebook

 

Oh yeah, an angry computer programmer is SOOOOO much more compelling.
Oh yeah, an angry computer programmer is SOOOOO much more compelling.

GAR! Podcast Episode 75: The Fantastic Four Conspiracy Theory

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This week’s episode of The GAR! Podcast includes discussion of the following:

intro / nerd certification / 75th issues / cruisin’ and workin’ / special guest CL Quillen / Fantastic Four cancellation / James Robinson / Jose Ladronn / snookered / film licensing / the new FF film / rumors / Avengers Disassembled / Crisis of Heroes Reborn / spoiler warning / She-Thing / Malice / Reed gets a job / fall and rise / CM Punk / this is real / sales effect / relaunch / getting the characters right / Doctor Who / research / continuity errors / Bentley 23 / Future Foundation / Matt Fraction / closing / James Robinson’s Twitter /

Links:

“Read On … Romance” by C.L. Quillen and Ilene N. Lefkowitz

Booklist

our first FF cancellation discussion

Jose Ladronn

James Robinson’s Twitter

Biff Bam Pop!

Glenn’s Twitter

Ray’s Twitter

The GAR! Podcast on Pinterest

The GAR! Podcast Group on Facebook

The GAR! Podcast Page on Facebook

 

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GAR! Podcast Episode 73: #GlennDoTheWaterSlide

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MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: If you listened to the show, you know that Ray is trying to get Glenn to ride the water slide on his cruise. Glenn, averse to the supertall climb and the ride down the slide that extends over the ship, has said that the only way he’ll do it is if we get 100 people to tweet #GlennDoTheWaterSlide. C’mon people! Let’s get Glenn on the water slide! 

Don’t forget, it’s #GlennDoTheWaterSlide!

This week’s episode of The GAR! Podcast includes discussion of the following:

intro / TCM Cruise / watching movies on the cruise / ship theaters / programming / the sound of Tarantula / Glenn’s happy place / Ray’s excursions / the experience / AquaDuck / Twin Peaks / Rodney Dormitories / VCR adventures / ancient phone technology / Sony’s Spider-Man / Fox’s Fantastic Four / FF cancellation / Thor / the unfilmable FF / Robert Downey, Jr. / Guardians of the Galaxy / Burger King chicken nuggets / missing Spooky / closing /

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Links:

TCM Classic Cruise

TCM Cruise Events

TCM Cruise Programming Schedule

AquaDuck

Twin Peaks Returns

Biff Bam Popcast: Twin Peaks Edition

Sony Sharing Spider-Man

No New X-Men Characters

Cameron Stewart on Twitter

Biff Bam Pop!

Glenn’s Twitter

Ray’s Twitter

The GAR! Podcast on Pinterest

The GAR! Podcast Group on Facebook

The GAR! Podcast Page on Facebook

Videos:

A taste of Tarantula