So my cousin Alex recently got into comics for practically the first time in his life. He had a few issues back when he was still a level 1 Padawan, but it wasn’t until he leveled up and multiclassed (as Worker Bee, sadly) that he was able to find/make time to read more and actually have the means to do so for a reasonable price and time investment. Thanks to the advent of Marvel Unlimited, a comic book equivalent to Netflix, he has been catching up on a lot of Marvel’s history, which got him excited to discuss it with me, as I’ve spent a little more time with our four-color (nerd for “comic books”) friends.
So, naturally, we decided to record ourselves and throw together a podcast. Interestingly enough, despite the ease with which we had access to Marvel comics and the fact that we both know and love Marvel’s characters more than DC’s, we decided to start by reading some DC comics. Maybe it’s the great unknown, or maybe it’s because The Death of Superman was one of those moments in my own history that kept me interested in comics over the years, but that’s what we decided upon.
Anyway, the first episode, in which we introduce ourselves and discuss our plans for the podcast, is online already and the second (wherein we discuss The Death of Superman) will be online Soon™. If you want to follow along with what we’re reading, I highly recommend checking out the website and subscribing to the podcast. We post which issues we’re reading so that you can listen in and follow along. We’re also on Twitter and App.net if you just want to jump into the discussion with us.
RetroforceGO! was a podcast from Destructoid that talked about classic video games. It ran for several years and to date remains my favorite podcast of all time. Unfortunately, the Destructoid website didn’t exactly do a very complete job of keeping the episodes online and available. Fortunately, I saved every episode on my computer long after I had listened to them.
I’m not the first person to put up an archive of the show, but I did put the entire contents online a couple years ago so that I could publish a link to them on here for others to download, in case they were looking for a specific episode or just wanted to listen to the podcast again or for the first time. I had always meant to set them up with an RSS feed for those that wanted to “re-subscribe” to it and get it into their preferred podcast player, but I never got around to it. So anyway, here they are in all their downloadable glory. When I have free time, I’ll try to come back in here and link to each individual episode, but for now I’m just going to present you with a link to the folder where they’re contained. If you want a more detailed download option, then I suggest you check out Wasted Seconds’ own archive of the podcast. They’ve also got links to a torrent to grab all of them at once.
I hope you’re excited, because we’ve got a special treat for you this episode. jPar and I were so absolutely unimpressed by this movie, it was so completely unforgettable, that we could barely bring ourselves to talk about it at all. I’m not even joking. Maybe 15 minutes of this podcast is actually devoted to the movie.
This episode we watched Knowing, “featuring” Nicolas Cage and the end of the world. If any of you out there are actually deluded enough to believe that Nicolas Cage is talented, then you probably shouldn’t listen to this podcast. Actually, I take that back. You should listen so that perhaps your eyes will be opened.
Anyway, I apologize in advance for the rough nature of this particular episode. I promise that we’ll do much better next time, when the movie is at least entertaining in its horrendous badness. Despite how little time is devoted to the movie, it still turned out to be rather long. So, if you’d prefer to jump directly past the shitty movie talk and get to the really entertaining parts, listen to the intro and then skip to about the 20-25 minute mark and listen from there.
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