MARTY! • Episode 14 • ‘The Flash’ Season 2 Finale

Screenshot 2016-05-27 02.20.08Mike & Rus are back, just in time to discuss the time-travel riddled Season 2 finale of The Flash! Apologies for the poor quality of Rus’s audio; he apparently doesn’t know how to work his mic.

Spoilers follow…

With at least 5 speedsters in this episode and at least 3 instances of time-travel by at least 2 of those speedsters, Rus needs Mike’s help to get up to speed on both The Flash in DC Comics and on Barry Allen’s actions and motivations in this episode. The two discuss the implications of Flash’s actions on the growing CW’s DC superhero universe, and Mike threatens to turn his back on the show if there’s too much soap opera type human interactions in the Season 3 premiere this fall. Rus is all geek-giddy seeing 1990’s TV Flash, John Wesley Shipp, suited up as The Flash once again, but this time as Earth 3’s Jay Garrick Flash, who is inspired by DC Comics’ golden age Flash.

Run, Barry, run!

Up Late With Rus & Pat • Episode 46

capRus & Pat return to talk about Captain America: Civil War and geek out like you’d expect!

MASSIVE SPOILER WARNINGS if you haven’t seen it.  If you have, strap on your shield because it’s going to be a wild ride! We could do this all day…

Crowdfinders • Episode 50 (Part 2) • Rus Wooton & Olivia Li

Screenshot 2016-05-16 16.07.36What do you do with a 50th episode so spectacular that you can’t fit it into one episode? Simple, you split it into two episodes!

Part 2 (Electric Boogaloo) consists of a long and most excellent interview with The Up Late Network’s own Rus Wooton (Crowdfinders #36, before Crowdfinders was a part of the Network), and a talk with Olivia Li about Boundless, the science comics anthology that features, among other great talents, Dave, straight from this very podcast.

Check out the Boundless Anthology!

Crowdfinders • Episode 50 (Part 1)

Screenshot 2016-05-16 15.56.44Welcome to the Crowdfinders 50th episode SPECTACULAR! This action packed show is David’s way of thanking you, dear and gentle Crowdfinders for the support you showed in getting him all the way to episode 50. He couldn’t have done it without you; he wouldn’t have done it without you.

This episode contains:

  1. Shoutouts to, and updates from, former Crowdfinders
  2. Interviews with former Crowdfinders:
  3. A promotion of David’s very own Kickstarter: He was accepted to the Boundless Anthology of Science Comics with his artist and co-creator Rayna, Please follow this link if you are interested in supporting the Kickstarter!

Crowdfinders • Episode 49 • Bobby Torres

Screenshot 2016-05-02 12.33.40David had the pleasure of talking with Bobby Torres, a scrappy yet meticulous up-and-comer in the indie comic book world. They talk about Bobby’s journey developing his incipient career while balancing family and two jobs (the second of which he took to pay for his comic book habit). All of us can learn a lot from this guy, and if you’re anything like David, you can take away a little bit of inspiration as well.

Follow Bobby on Twitter: @bltorres82, and check out his website tenaciouscomics.com!

The Podcave • Episode 2 • Chris v Chris: Podcave of Justice

ccChris and Chris are back! Following hot on the heels of their Oscars preview/wrap-up, the guys get to have the last words on the latest film offering from DC, including the irrelevance of Lois Lane, the questionable directional choices of Zach Snyder, and how to do a post-credit sequence the right way. That leads them directly into Marvel Universe territory, where Chris (listen to find out which one!) suggests that DC could learn a thing or two from its competitor. It’s a dirty bomb of Kryptonite thrown right into DC’s face!

Up Late With Rus & Pat • Episode 45

spider-man-rhino-comic_0Just over two weeks, and Rus & Pat are back! This is another 2 hour episode, but it’s basically two episodes in one. It starts with a brief discussion of Patrick Warburton and Louis CK, leading into the now-late Doris Roberts (Everybody Loves Raymond) which leads into talking about the ’80s show Remington Steele, Pierce Brosnan, and James Bond and Batman films. They then get into who would make a cool villain in the upcoming film Spider-Man • Homecoming. The second half of this episode has the guys talking about personal comics projects they’re working on these days when they should be sleeping (according to doctors — what do they know?).

Check out Pat’s Lloyd Boykin of Earth #1 on Amazon! 

Check out info on Rus’s The Dark Reaches!

Related posts over on our All-Things-Geek page!

MARTY! • Episode 13 • ‘11.22.63’

112263_franco_russ_martinMike & Rus finally return after about two months, with an all-new time-travel related podcast. This time around, they discuss the new Hulu Original mini-series 11.22.63, based on the 2011 novel by Stephen King, starring James Franco & Sarah Gadon. Make sure you’ve either read the book or watched the series (8 episodes in all) before listening, because many spoilers are discussed as they debate the pros and cons of going back in time to change a huge historical event or just pursuing a romantic relationship with someone in the past.

Crowdfinders 48 • David Gallaher

photo-originalDavid got to talk with David Gallaher about hard work, process, overcoming epilepsy and illness his upcoming graphic novel, The Only Living Boy.

Be sure to shout out to David on the Twitter @DavidGallaher and shop for all his amazing wares on AMAZON!

More on David Gallaher (from the press release)…

In addition to his work as Chief Creative Officer for Bottled Lightning Inc., Gallaher has written for Marvel Comics, The New York City Police Department, and McGraw-Hill and served as an editor on Attack on Titan, Fairy Tail and Sailor Moon for Kodansha,. For five years shortly after college, he taught in the Maryland Public School System as a special education teacher.

“My experiences as an educator informs so much of THE ONLY LIVING BOY,” said Gallaher. “Growing up can often feel lonely and isolating. As teacher, I saw firsthand how anxiety can haunt children. With this series, I’m exploring how children adapt to adversity. Readers might gravitate to this story because of the exotic and dangerous creatures, but the story will resonate because the characters grapple with issues that kids relate to, like intolerance, self-confidence, and feeling like the odd one out.