As a tease for a larger discussion next week, the gang talks about their initial thoughts on Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Daredevil Season 2. Also, Jake and Sam finally see 10 Cloverfield Lane and talk about it and Sam briefly shares his adventures in Los Angeles! Keeping it short and sweet this week!

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The next commentary series is here! As a countdown to this summer's X-Men: Apocalypse, the gang is doing commentaries for all the theatrically released X-Men films starting with 2000's X-Men. For decades, X-Men was Marvel Comics' marquee franchise and, after the success of X-Men: The Animated Series, the publisher licensed the title to Fox resulting in this sleeper blockbuster that kicked off the longrunning film series. Listen as the gang looks on how the film has aged, some of the original creative and casting decisions, and what lines and reactions were unscripted!

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Jake is back to about the greatest band in the land, Kiss! While their debut album contains some all time Kiss classics, it failed to make waves initially on the charts. Kiss went immediately back to the studio and put out a follow-up...but does Jake think of their sophomore effort? Listen as Jake points out some key tracks, the production value of the album, and how the band progressed from their debut!

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The gang is back with a whole slew of topics to discuss. Chris and Josh talk 10 Cloverfield Lane and their thoughts about the surprise spinoff from producer JJ Abrams. Jake and Chris also talk about Pee-Wee's Big Holiday, the Netflix revival of the beloved children's show character leading to a spot-on impression from one of the Geek Out gang. Finally, the gang talks about the latest season of Daredevil, some of their favorite moments, and a wider discussion about Frank Castle, better known as The Punisher! Chock full of content this week, folks!

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The gang is back with another advance review this time talking the first issue of Dept. H by Matt and Sharlene Kindt! This all new series from Dark Horse Comics centers around a murder mystery in one of the most inhospitable locations on Earth: A research facility at the bottom of the ocean. Listen along as the boys discuss the debut issue, the art style, and potential influences and inspirations on the comic.

Dept. H is out in comic shops and on Comixology on Wednesday, April 20!

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The countdown to Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice with our commentary series on Superman theatrical feature films ends here with 2013's Man of Steel. Interestingly the only film in our commentary series to take place in the same continuity as Batman v. Superman, Man of Steel stands as Jake and Josh's favorite Superman film to date and allowed Warner Bros. to relaunch the iconic character for a new generation. But, with a sequel incoming, how do the boys feel about the film now? Take a listen as we dive into the, as of now, most recent cinematic adventure of the Last Son of Krypton!

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Josh is back to talk about the fourth live action Resident Evil film, Resident Evil: Afterlife and he's brought his friend Joy to talk about it with him! Both the highest grossing film in the series to date and the first filmed in 3D, Afterlife integrated elements of the more recent Resident Evil games (Most notably, Resident Evil 5)...but what do Josh and Joy think of it. We're in the home stretch now because following Afterlife comes Damnation!

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The boys are back with a host-centric episode! Josh and Chris compare notes on Zootopia while Jake talks about Whiskey Tango Foxtrot leading to Sam hint at his bizarre list of integral components in a must-see film. The gang geeks out about the latest Captain America: Civil War trailer including the appearance of a fan favorite character and predict future surprises for the third Captain America film. Finally, Jake leads a discussion on the Justice Society of America, DC Comics' first superhero team!

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This episode marks the first time the boys review a book from Dark Horse Comics and their first review of a single comic issue from any publisher! This week, the gang is looking at the debut issue of Shadow Glass from writer/artist Aly Fell! Listen what the boys think of the book, where they think it'll go next, their thoughts about the time period and setting, and possible pop culture influences and inspirations for the story!

Shadow Glass is out on Comixology and in comic shops everywhere on Wednesday, March 23! 

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Geek Out Commentary: Superman Returns

Is this movie really 10 years old now? Man, time flies. Continuing our countdown to Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice with our commentary series of Superman films, this time with Sam's personal favorite Superman movie to date, Superman Returns! Bryan Singer ditched the third X-Men film to work on the first Superman film in 19 years as Superman: The Movie was one of the films that inspired him to become a filmmaker. Unfortunately, audiences and critics were lukewarm towards the spiritual sequel to Superman II and Warner Bros. were forced to go back to the drawing board with the cinematic adventures of the Man of Steel. Watch along and listen as we revisit the 2006 film and see how it stacks up a decade later.

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The Japanese market LOVED Laserdiscs, they stayed alive for about a year longer than here in the states, and one of the main things printed on Japanese Laserdiscs? Anime! And luckily our resident weeaboo, Ken, has plenty of them to talk about. Notably, Chris only has one movie but it's a damn good one!

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Did you like our advance review of The Beauty last week? If not, check out our thoughts on the Image Comics series. We have on the creative team of the book on this week to talk about it (Along with horror movies and Queen) but be warned, we go pretty spoiler heavy about it especially as we talk about where the book is going next. Afterwards, we talk about Eddie the Eagle and what constitutes a true Ghostbusters fan in the wake of the reboot's first theatrical trailer!

The Beauty, Vol 1 is out on Comixology and comic shops everywhere on Wednesday, March 16!

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The boys tackle their first review of a licensed property with the first volume of Archie Comics' relaunch of their namesake and flagship franchise! The Geek Out gang admittedly only had a passing familiarity with the series before the relaunch so they went into the relaunch with fresh eyes...but what did they think coming out of it. Listen as the gang reviews the first volume collecting the first six issues of the Mark Waid-penned Riverdale with Fiona Staples, Annie Wu, and Veronica Fish on art! Also, a discussion about Archie Comics en masse!

Archie, Volume 1 is out on Comixology and in comic shops everywhere Wednesday, March 9! 

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Geek Out Commentary: Superman IV - The Quest for Peace

Chris and Sam often regard Superman IV as better than Superman III but that doesn't mean Christopher Reeve's swan song to the franchise that made him a star is a good movie by any means. Despite its moralistic message and attempt to reduce the campy elements of the series that had overtaken it in Superman III, Superman IV is simply a film that ran out of money in mid-production leaving us with, well, this. Watch along and listen as we revisit Christopher Reeve's final turn as the Man of Steel.

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Sam and Jake are back to talking about The Beatles, this time around about the band's fifth full-length album and soundtrack to their second feature film, Help! With influences from Bob Dylan and the fledgling American folk rock movement running deep, The Beatles put out an album that was half pop hits and half a folksy, country-western exploration that would serve as a fitting end to their early period and inform where they would go as a band next. Listen as Sam and Jake go track-by-track to reveal some of their favorites along with trivia and backstory behind some of The Beatles' most iconic songs!

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The boys are back with another advance review this time of Jeremy Haun and Jason Hurley's Image Comics series, The Beauty, which gets its first collection on Wednesday, March 16 on Comixology and in comic shops everywhere! The world sees the outbreak of a sexually transmitted disease that causes those infected to literally become beautiful but at what cost? The gang discusses the series' first story arc which is part social commentary, part detective yarn, and part horror and their thoughts on it.

The Beauty, Volume 1 is out Wednesday, March 16!

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The gang is back with writer Antony Johnston talking his latest Image Comics series, Codename Baboushka: The Conclave of Death, a fun, kinetic black ops adventure featuring a strong female lead with gorgeous art by Shari Chankhamma! Antony talks about his influences in the book and what to expect with the series moving forward. Outside of comics, Antony also talks about his experiences writing for video games like Dead Space and Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor and about his views on heavy metal, including his heavy metal podcast Thrash It Out. Additionally, the boys talk about the recent Oscars and Chris and Josh compare thoughts on the Coen Brothers latest, Hail, Caesar!

The first four issues of Codename Baboushka: The Conclave of Death are available in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology!

The fifth issue of Codename Baboushka will be in comic shops everywhere and on Comixology on Wednesday, March 9! The first volume collecting the first story arc of the series will be available Wednesday, April 20!

For Thrash It Out and Antony's other podcasts, visit his website here!

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Geek Out Commentary: Superman III

After last week's birthday interlude, we're back to our countdown to Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice by continuing our commentary series of Superman films. This time around we have Superman III, the first Christopher Reeve Superman flick without any direct influence from original series director Richard Donner. Superman III is often regarded as a misguided film at best with director Richard Lester getting full creative license to employ the campy elements he always wanted to add to the series while casting Superman fan, Richard Pryor in a bigger role than Clark Kent! If you haven't watched this movie in awhile, watch along and listen as we revisit Superman III.

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