The GAR! Podcast 147: Avengers Best and Worst

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

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intro under siege / Roger Stern’s Avengers / line-ups / the Mansion Siege / Cap’s pics / Kristoff / Baxter Building blow-up / Glenn’s gaps / Roger Stern fired / continuity gaps / Captain Hydra encounters / Walt Simonson’s Avengers / Doctor Druid / Crystal and the jacket era / what makes a good or bad Avenger? / Glenn’s worst Avengers / squatters of the galaxy / lists like this / Glenn’s best Avengers / New Avengers / Hawkeye / the Swordsman / the best Kang stories / the best Avengers writers / the worst anniversary issues ever / more writer discussion / Giant-Man flipbooks / George Perez / the best Avengers artists / West Coast Avengers for the words / Al Milgrom / the WCA Thing / Thor done right / the best Avengers headquarters / the real Mansion / Jarvis / best spin-off / the move and scheduling / black racers / closing /

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Links:

Bearded Shirts

Captain America – The Damage Is Done

Every Member of the Avengers, Ranked

Let’s Rank Every Avenger Ever

84 Avengers Members Ranked from Worst to Best

Glenn on Kang the Conqueror

The real Avengers Mansion

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 Instagram

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 111: Sex and Star Wars

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

intro / listener feedback / Audacious Eleven / no sex talk / writer’s block / Europa Universalis / back to the bathroom / Star Wars / the Eric Twin Stratford / Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo / races vs. racist / PG rating / Wonder bread / Star Wars comics / Jaws / the long run / more Eric Twin Stratford / John Pinette / Brickhouse / food allergies / food dislikes / Boo and Spooky / Koko / shout out to Terry / the snake box / Archie vs. Sharknado / Ant-Man / Michael Douglas / closing /

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Links:

Robin Renee

Audacious Eleven Podcast

Audacious Eleven on Their Favorite Podcasts

What If… Eurpoa Universalis IV

Janice Gable Bashman

Philadelphia Writers’ Conference

Glenn’s review of Jaws at Biff Bam Pop!

Jack & Mike’s Brickhouse Bar & Grille

Brickhouse at French Fry Diary

Koko’s Twitter (yes, Ray’s cat is on Twitter)

Terry’s Blog

Terry’s Twitter

Glenn’s Ant-Man review

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.

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GAR! Podcast Episode 108: Presidential Request

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

intro / All New All Different Avengers / what do you want from Avengers? / the Big Guns / Cap’s Kooky Quartet / classic Avengers / Mark Waid / President Obama podcast interview / caramel pretzels / porn stashes / cats / Prez too cool for the room / Joe Biden / Chris Christie / Hilary Clinton / sports and food / library cuts / Carly Fiorina / Bernie Sanders / Hilary on SNL / Presidential sense of humor / grillin’ with the Bushes / QVC wins / Ray’s sweet potato wedges recipe / Florida and Jersey grillin’ / Ray’s ribeye recipe / The Savory Spice Shop / meat temperatures / Presidential invitations / closing / Richie Rich and Casper / Glenn Walker Author Page at Facebook /

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Links:

WTF with Marc Maron – President Obama

Kansas City Steak Company

The Big Green Egg

The Savory Spice Shop

Glenn E. Walker

Welcome to Hell

Glenn Walker Author Page at Facebook

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 104: Cruising the Spider-Verse in the Batmobile

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

intro / where do you listen? / feedback / no vacuum / Iceman / Ray’s blog / Crisis and Convergence / the Batmobile / Deadshot vs. Batman ’66 / Suicide Squad / facial hair controversy / Michael Jordan / Dan Slott on Legion / Spider-Verse / bad Hulk / editorial interference / showrunner comics / Glenn the fossil / Howard the Duck / closing / Chickenman / Mighty Heroes /

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Links:

Robin Renee

Strippers and Iceman in the same episode

Glenn’s reviews of “The Flash”

Glenn talks Batmobile at Biff Bam Pop!

The Suicide Squad Batmobile

Glenn’s review of After Earth

Chickenman

Chickenman Episode 1

Mighty Heroes intro

Glenn’s thoughts on Jem (and Supergirl)

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 101: Ask Me Anything Part 2

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

intro / the meaning of GAR / 4chan / gar / Ben Grimm is purple / Glenn’s dream Marvel Netflix / Moon Knight / other choices / wrestling comics champs / New 52 Wonder Woman origin / Frightful Four / Paste-Pot Pete / Watchmen comic vs. film / DEVO / superhero erotica / Cartoon Network favorites / music likes and dislikes / new Marvel Netflix / Spider-Man on TV / television future / mixing the ducks / that Archie guy again / closing /

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Links:

Nerdfect Strangers

Audacious 11

Robin Renee

Glenn’s Daredevil reviews

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

 

GAR! Podcast Episode 86: Secret (and not-so-secret) Wars

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

intro / trademark / payment / Secret Wars announcement / the press conference / Tom Brevoort teases the fanboys / period Fantastic Four / Marvel’s sliding timeline / post-Crisis trauma / Age of Ultron / Disco Dazzler / X-Men comics / the real Green Lantern / Ray ruins Glenn’s favorite X-Men story / wrong reader perception / Ray trashes the new 52 / tweaking and trust / the new Ms. Marvel / Ray reads everything / crossovers are worth it for the side stories / Ultimate Comics Universe / Weird World / reactions / Jonathan Hickman / Scott Lang Ant-Man / Battleworld / M*A*S*H the videogame / Ray in the hospital / closing /

Links:

Glenn on the Secret Wars announcement at Biff Bam Pop!

“Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars

X-Men #130

M*A*S*H for Atari 2600

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

GAR! Podcast Episode 79: The Old Man Episode

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

OG intro / Yellow Pages / library phone books / encyclopedia / classics of literature / RIP Philadelphia Wings / Philadelphia 76ers / tickets / Chuck Berry / Spotify / David Bowie / Quadrophenia / liner notes / Pono / cassettes and vinyl / Guardians of the Galaxy / Big Hero 6 / Sandman Mystery Theatre / Silver Age Mark Waid / Conan / Barry Windsor-Smith / dark chocolate birthday / closing and thank you / Biff Bam Pop! Gift Guide / Amazon /

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Links:

New England Black Wolves

Philadelphia 76ers

Robin Renee

Pono

Make Mine Magic on Big Hero 6

Glenn’s review of The Flash: Going Rogue

Glenn’s review of Avengers Assemble: Nighthawk

Biff Bam Pop! Gift Guide for 2013

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 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 51: Camden Comic Con, part 3

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Thanks to all our new listeners who have joined our audience lately! Don’t forget to say hi through Twitter or the show comments.

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

quick intro / Camden’s Comics / The Bolt / Camden / passion / encouragement / local landmarks / teaching with comics / changing ethnic mix / Robert Repici / Birds of Prey / Arrow / Smallville and the monomyth / why Arrow rocks / Mike Missanelli / listeners / comics and bootlegging / the ages of comics / grim and gritty / Marvel vs. DC / Bronze Age vs. Dark Age / what age are we in now? / Dan DiDio / the corporate age / comics-based videogames / the amalgamated age / Michael Pagdon / people skills / Target and pregnancy / beards / closing and thank-yous /

Very special thanks go out for this episode to Miranda Powell, Bill Haas, Donnie Treadwell, Jennifer Walker, Frank Kamina Castle, Ryan Brady, Hong Nguyen, Robert Repici, Michael Pagdon, Rutgers University, and the Camden Comic Con.

Links:

Camden’s Comics

Camden’s Comics on Facebook

The Make Mine Magic Podcast

Glenn’s reviews of “Birds of Prey”

Glenn’s “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” reviews at Biff Bam Pop!

Glenn’s “Arrow” reviews

The Myth of the American Superhero

Men of Tomorrow by Gerald Jones

Glenn’s review of Captain America The First Avenger

The New Frontier by Darwyn Cooke

Glenn on Fear Itself at Biff Bam Pop!

Michael Pagdon’s website

Michael Pagdon’s blog

Michael Pagdon on Tumblr

Pagdon Illustration on Instagram

South Jersey Writers’ Group

Collingswood Book Festival

Camden Comic Con on Facebook

Camden Comic Con on Tumblr

Camden Comic Con on Twitter

Biff Bam Pop!

Glenn’s Twitter

Ray’s Twitter

The GAR! Podcast on Facebook