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Topics:

  • Reuben Foster is somehow still employed.
  • Jerry Richardson somehow still owns the Panthers.
  • Roger somehow thought his confidential meeting would stay, yanno, confidential.
  • Dawgs in the NFL.
  • Round 1 recapping.
  • Sham commission on NCAA basketball.
  • PLAYOFFS
  • Lebron Raymone James Sr.

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Direct download: Tis_The_Season_-_Unanimous_Decision_92.m4a
Category:Sports -- posted at: 8:10am EDT

This show. Makes us care about Talbot then turns him into Graviton. Between this and Infinity War, Marvel is clearly set on ripping our hearts out. We also see the fractures in the team start to happen but its because they're all happening at once. Also, they're all "betraying" each other but for the greater good of the team. Add in Fitz still hating Deke, the tone turning into a horror movie and Daisy digging up the grave of her dead mother...yeah, we're not read for the final three episodes.

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Direct download: Agents_of_SHIELD_Season_5x19_Option_Two_Review_-_Super_Tuesday_Recap.m4a
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 3:21pm EDT

Arrow is coming up on it's end and despite some small problems, it's coming in strong. The development of Oliver this season has been pretty good. Oliver going back to Anatoly kinda brings this show full circle and showed that Oliver does still have a plan. Even the Laurel and Quentin stuff was pretty good. The only real drag is the old team but that can be fixed as long as in the end, everyone but Oliver admits they were wrong. 

Oliver turns to an old friend to help battle Diaz. Meanwhile, Rene is out of the hospital but has a hard time re-adjusting to life as Wild Dog. Also, Lance discovers something shocking about Black Siren.

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 2:36pm EDT

Avengers Infinity War is in theaters now and is already crushing records (and souls). While you wait for Avengers 4 to come out, now is a perfect time to catch up on Thanos in the comics to see just how accurate the movie is. But before we can get into Thanos, we first have to give a brief overview of Marvel Cosmic. We've touched on Marvel Cosmic a bit with Inhumans and when we talked Alex Summers. But Thanos throws us right in the middle of it. Jim Starlin really helped solidify the cosmic side of Marvel and so we give a condensed rundown of the Celestials, Eternals, Adam Warlock and more. Trust us, we will revisit all of this more in later episodes in more details.

We then jump forward a bit to go through Jason Aaron's Thanos Rising which while it's more recent (2013), it gives a pretty great (and dark) view of Thanos' origins. Then its back to the early 90's and Thanos collecting the Infinity Stones (or rather, Soul gems as they were called) in Thanos Quest, the Infinity Gauntlet crossover and more.

We end with the recent Thanos solo book that if you're not reading it...you're missing out on greatness.

Reading List (As usually with Marvel, most of these are on Marvel Unlimited)

  • First Appearance
    • Iron Man #55
    • Captain Marvel #25 - 32
    • Avengers #125
    • Captain #33 - 34
  • Thanos Returns
    • Strange Tales 178 - 181
    • Warlock 9 - 15
    • Marvel Team-up 55
    • Avengers Annual #7
    • Marvel Two-in-One Annual #2
  • Silver Surfer
    • #34 - #38
  • Thanos Quest
    • Thanos collecting the Soul Gems (what the Infinity Stones used to be called)
  • Infinity Gauntlet #1 - 6
  • Infinity War
  • Secret Defenders 11-14
  • Cosmic Powers
  • The Thanos Imperative
  • Thanos Rising (Jason Aaron)
  • Infinity #1 - 6
    • #1 - First appearance of The Black Order
  • New Avengers
    • Vol 3 #23
  • Secret Wars
  • Ultimates
  • Thanos

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 7:34am EDT

It's the end of April so it's time for another Mailbag episode. Kriss and Dpalm go through listener emails, hot topics and discuss their Pull-List for the month. The big topic for this episode: Action Comics #1000. Bendis seems to hint at going back to Krypton to redefine Superman's origins. Can he pull it off and why it makes us nervous. 

We recorded the Mailbag a bit early this time so we didn't get to see the BEAUTIFUL artwork in The Flash #45 which after discussing how the art in the previous books was a turnoff, is a welcomed surprise. 

Topics:

  • Emails
    • What got us into comics?
    • Favorite comic henchmen and mini-bosses
    • Bringing the Bat-Family to the DCEU
  • News
    • Harley Quinn movie gets writer
    • Is Dark Phoenix the last X-Men movie at Fox?
    • Coates doubles down on the Black Panther/Storm relationship
  • Topic of the Show:
    • Action Comics #1000
  • Pull-List (Not the complete list)
    • DC
      • The Flash #44
      • Batman #45
      • Grant Morrison Batman
      • Green Arrow vol 1
    • Marvel
      • X-Men Red/Gold/Blue (basically all of them)
      • Rogue & Gambit #4
      • Domino #1
      • Thanos Rising (Jason Aaron)
      • Thanos #18
      • Mighty Thor #704 - #706
    • Other
      • The Wicked + The Divine
      • Superb
      • Noble

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 10:02pm EDT

All roads lead to this! Avengers Infinity War is finally here and trust us, you're not ready for it. 

The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.

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Direct download: Avengers_Infinity_War_Review.m4a
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 9:40pm EDT

Did we really need yet another Laurel Lance? Ugh. Anyway, Fury Rogue isn't a bad episode. Matter of fact, the emotional parts of this episode were pretty good. Earth-X Snart (Leo) has become a bit of a therapist on these shows. He did for Barry and the team what he did for the Legends: Helping them work through some of their emotional scars. It was also nice seeing Caitlyn dealing with losing Killer Frost and Barry breaking down do the feeling that Ralph's death was his fault (it was). The problem is: We just don't care what Devoe is up to anymore. Is he building a bomb? Who cares?

We also talk about the latest issue of The Flash (#45) and the beautiful artwork in it and how excited we are for Flash War. Oh and there's a trailer for Venom. Yeah...that happened.

When Barry needs help transporting a dangerous meta, he calls on an old friend for help - Leo Snart AKA Citizen Cold. Meanwhile, Cisco becomes suspicious of Harry.

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Direct download: The_Flash_Season_4x19_Review_Fury_Rogue_-_Super_Tuesday_Recap.m4a
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 11:27pm EDT

Jefferson goes on a trip to the Ancestral Plane, LaLa goes boom, Proctor channels his inner Trump, Lynne packs heat, Jennifer lights everybody up, Tobias continues to provide bars, and Henderson...continues to be as mediocre as he is.  The Doctor is going on record as saying Pain Killer is the weakest villain alive, both in name and ability.  Proctor got all that hot lead from Gangsta Gambi and it was lovely in ways that cannot be explained here.  Anissa certainly approved of that message. It seems like the show did a tidy wrap up on the off chance that it didn't get a season 2.  They forgot that this was the year of Black Panther and Beychella.

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We're taking a bit of a break this week from the Insanity Check but that doesn't mean we don't have anything for you. Kriss talks to L Joy Williams from Sunday Civics about getting more people involved and increasing civic engagement. She talks about the civic engagement booth she was going to run at Universal FanCon and what she's doing to help at the grassroots level to get more people involved. 

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 6:45am EDT

Welcome back luvs to a new episode of Secret Sauce! Today I had two special guests: The Doctor from our very own network and Kay from Kutula by africana a boutique located in Los Angeles California.

**If you are a black woman affected by the UFC please contact us at bwbusiness@mtrnetwork.net so we can get you on the mic. I would love to signal boost your business to help you recoup your costs as much as possible.**

In addition. PHILADELPHIA COMIC CON is honoring any ticketholder from UFC to come to their Friday show April 27 for free and half off on a pass for Sunday April 29. WICOMICON is also having a popup show on Saturday April 28 go to hardnocmedia.com/popup for more information.

The Doctor and I discuss

  • the latest in TV
  • Some reflection on our favorite Prince songs
  • Universal FanCon debacle
  • black woman shoutout

During my interview with Kay from Kutula by africana we discuss

  • the origins of her family business
  • working on the black panther set and
  • dressing celebrities
  • business lessons learned
  • black woman shoutout

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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 9:49pm EDT