Showing posts with label discussion. Show all posts
Showing posts with label discussion. Show all posts

Friday, July 7, 2017

Off The Panel Classic - Ultimate Spider-Man



In this reprint of a classic OPP episode, Aristo' Alex and Jam' James turn back the clock to the year 2000, when MTV's irrelevance was still relevant, America could not care less about the electoral process, and Spider-Man was being rebooted for what was certainly going to be the only time. What began as a last-ditch effort from a dying company to reach a new audience would soon become a cultural touchstone for an entire generation of comics fans, and for over 100 issues Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley crafted a run whose highs, lows, and filler issues would shape the medium for years to come. Listen as our past selves share their own experiences with the book that helped cement their love of comics, and talk about that time Gwen Stacy became Carnage.

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Off The Panel Classic - Wolverine: Origin


In this reprint of a classic OPP episode, The Men Who Would Be Unreal unite for the very first time to share their love for one of the most underrated stories to come out of modern Marvel: Paul Jenkins', Andy Kubert's, and Richard Isanove's "Origin". From his humble beginnings playing hoop and stick, to his disturbing transformation into the animal he was destined to become, your hosts explore the tragic first years of  Wolverine, and laugh at the very concept of Marvel ever redoing old event comics. Ha ha, we were so young.

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Music used: Morning Cruise by Jens Kiilstofte https://machinimasound.com/music/morning-cruise/
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Sunday, March 27, 2016

#10: "Batman Hearts Superman"


or "Cry fraternity! Cry... BESTIES!"

In all the years to come, in your most private moments, we want you to remember this episode in your ears. We want you to remember the one podcast... that warmed your heart. Under the shadow of the biggest movie in DC history, the Unreal Experts take a look at the relationship between the world's finest, and how often the duo are misinterpreted as rivals. What are the real differences between these two characters, and how have they driven them apart and brought them together? Is The Dark Knight Returns a relevant portrayal of their relationship? And what is the terrible secret of the the Drive-By Batman? To find out, well, you'll just have to listen!

All and this more, in the link!



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Music used: Neuro Rhythm by Jens Kiilstofte https://machinimasound.com/music/neurorhythm/
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The Lady In Red by Chris de Burgh  Ⓒ A&M Records
Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths Main Title by James L. Venable Ⓒ Warner Bros.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Off The Panel CLASSIC - Daredevil: The Man Without Fear


In this reprint of a classic episode from the fondly remembered Off-Panel Podcast, the men who would one day form Graphic Novelism meet to discuss the origin story that defined one of Marvel’s most underrated superheroes. Listen as three podcasters without fear discuss Frank Miller’s last great superhero story, how cinematic fiction can be achieved in the pages of a comic, and most importantly, the lengths a blind man will go to in order to eventually beat up Stilt-Man. This is Frank Miller and John Romita Jr.’s Daredevil: The Man Without Fear.

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Music used: Morning Cruise by Jens Kiilstofte https://machinimasound.com/music/morning-cruise/
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FURTHER READING
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"Revisiting The Man Without Fear" by Augie De Blieck, Jr.
John Romita, Jr. talks Daredevil
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Sunday, January 17, 2016

#8 "We MUST, Robin: The Fashionably Lame Costumes of Comics"


or "The Boob Window At The Gates Of Always!"

From fishnets to head-fins, bandoleers to face-socks, gloves that stretch to the armpits to collars that climb to the heavens, superhero costumes have seen their share of highs and lows. Join Aristocratic Alex, Jammin' James, and Maniacal Mike as they plumb the depths of four color fashion in a discussion of their favorite looks, why certain costumes have stuck around for so long, the subjectivity of a good design, and what the hell is even going on with Gambit's stupid head.

All and this more, in the link!



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Music used: Neuro Rhythm by Jens Kiilstofte https://machinimasound.com/music/neurorhythm/
Licensed under Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/)
Costume Montage by Danny Elfman

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

#7: "Spawn of Image, Part Two: Kirkman's Dream"



or "BLOODFIST II: NO MORE MR. NICE GUY"

In part two of our look at the storied, sordid history of Image comics, we visit the cocaine-fueled fall and zombie-plagued return of the once-and-future king of creator-owned publishers. Why would Rob Liefeld lend his car to Badrock? What was the straw that broke Frank Miller's back and/or sanity? And how did a nerdy kid from Kentucky turn an industry punchline into one of the most critically-acclaimed entertainment companies in the world?

All and this more, in the link!



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These two episodes couldn't have been possible without research from:
Sequart's excellent documentary, The Image Revolution
Sean Howe's indispensable Marvel Comics: The Untold Story 

Music used: Neuro Rhythm by Jens Kiilstofte https://machinimasound.com/music/neurorhythm/
Vangelis Sound-Alike by Filmmusic Group
Licensed under Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/)

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

#4: "It's Still Unreal To Me!"




or "On wings of kevlar, did childe Icarus soar!"

Have you ever wondered how many fibers are in Mike's t-shirt? Or if Alex organizes his comic collection alphabetically or numerically? Do you lie awake at night, pondering the backstory of James's vocal fry? Well, you won't find out any of that in this episode, but you will discover how the unreal experts feel about the concept of "realism" in the superhero genre. Is it possible to keep your feet on the ground, with characters born to soar above it? And exactly how long until Harvey Dent dies of staph infection? To find out the answers, well, you'll just have to listen!

All this and MORE, in the link!



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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

#2: "BIFF! BAM! POW! Superheroes on YOUR TV!"



or "WHERE WATCHES THE CHANNEL-SURFERS?!"

Lock yourself inside your Time Vault and toss that billy club into the trash, because the unreal experts are taking a look at the long, sordid history of comic books on TV. Do the early days of Saturday morning superheroes still have something to show us about these characters? What does the future hold now that shows like The Flash and Daredevil have elevated the genre beyond what anyone could have hoped for? Did somebody EVER get around to saving Tom Welling? To find out the answers, well, you'll just have to listen!

All this and MORE, in the link!