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Kriss is back with another episode of the Insanity Check to cover this week's dose of insanity in the world. And this week was pretty insane. This week he's joined by a veteran of the MTR Network, Shanna. Shanna is launching her own comic, Young God, discusses what the comic is about and why folks should support.

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Guest: Shanna


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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 8:32pm EDT

Kriss and Dpalm are back with another...wait...is this a Character Corner or a  Comic Book Book Club? If you didn't know we're trying something new on the Character Corner podcast feed. We'll still be doing break downs of our favorite characters but in order to bring new content to the listeners, we're also going to be bringing some Comic Book Book Club episodes to the Character Corner. For this episode, we continue our dive into IDW's Transformers world with Chaos Theory, Last Stand of the Wreckers and Sins of the Wreckers.  

Now I know what you're thinking "Transformers? Really?" But these books are fantastic. Go listen to the IDW Primer also on the feed as well as when we discussed the first 22 issues of More Than Meets the Eye. Once you get over the initial hump of reading about giant robots you'll realize how human and real these books are. They deal with a lot of relevant topics in today's world:

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Chaos Theory:

  • Optimus Prime...sorry...Orion Pax is a bad ass
  • Optimus and Megatron were almost on the same sidea
  • Never Forget: This is all Whirl's fault

Last Stand of the Wreckers

  • A stark reminder that War isn't fun and has lasting affects
  • Here are the rules to be a Wrecker....as the Wreckers break every single one of them
  • Overlord is a sociopath
  • The reason why Fortress Maximus had PTSD over Overlord and Garrius-9
  • The Autobots had their fair share of war crimes
  • We're not saying Impactor was right but...we understand.

Sins of the Wreckers

  • Calling Prowl a "prick" is a bit of an understatement
  • Who Springer really is

If you sign up for premium you can hear us talk about the end of More Than Meets the Eye which also tie into these issues as well.


 

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 5:14am EDT

Kriss is back with another episode of the Insanity Check to cover this week's dose of insanity in the world. This week he's joined by Rod & Karen from the Black Guy Who Tips.

Topics:

  • Kids listen to XXXTentacion for the same reason we listened to Tupac when our parents hated him
  • Get off the moral soapbox
  • XXXTentacion's crimes were horrific
  • Why do men get to be redeemed in death while women have everything stick to them?
  • Melania and Ivanka don't need your capes and are part of the problem
  • It's not just the southern border 
  • Republicans are on some Willie Horton shit 24/7 now
  • Rep. Steve King's ridiculously racist reason for not wanting Somali Muslims working in his district
  • Great Moments in White Privilege
  • Do You Even Sci-Fi Bro?

Guest: Rod & Karen


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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 7:54am EDT

Kriss is back with another episode of the Insanity Check to cover this week's dose of insanity in the world. This week he's joined by Leslie Mac. They talk about the overwhelming amount of news coming out each week and how it's becoming almost impossible to keep up. It's draining and if not careful, one can find themselves feeling completely lost and helpless.

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Guest: Leslie Mac


 

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 6:46am EDT

In 2005, the Transformers comic license had found it's way to IDW Publishing and back into the hands of beloved Transformers scribe Simon Furman. Only, things didn't necessarily go according to plan in those initial issues as the man behind the keyboard spun a tale largely absent the well worn trappings of the franchise. To say the fan base was uneasy is to put it mildly so fresh off of the collapse of Dreamwave Productions.

Thirteen years, more issues than any other Transformers universe, and the longest running singular continuity across the Transformers landscape later, and it's all coming to a close with the arrival of Unicron. Originally made famous by film legend Orson Welles in the 1986 animated movie,  this planet eating threat will put a bow on the most critically successful era of Transformers ever.

To recap how we got here, we're joined by one of the hosts of the TransMissions Podcast, Charles Shelton and chart the entire IDW Transformers timeline from Infiltration to Unicron. We talk about how IDW has been forever transformed by the property, our predictions for how this is all going to unfold, and ask what's next for the nearly 35 year old franchise.

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Kriss is back with another episode of the Insanity Check to cover this week's dose of insanity in the world. This week he's joined by another voice familiar to the MTR Network, Shanna.

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Guest:  Shanna


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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 8:27pm EDT

Kriss is back with another episode of the Insanity Check to cover this week's dose of insanity in the world. This week he's joined by Justin from the Three Fifs Podcast to talk about how the 2018 Nazis have reemerged and beating everyone at their own game.

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Guest: Justin

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 4:25pm EDT

Kriss is joined this week by Tim (@peoplescrtic) to talk a long week of insanity.

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 8:22pm EDT

With Deadpool 2 hitting theaters this weekend we've finally recorded our Character Corner episode on Nathaniel Christopher Charles Summers, aka, Cable. Now first off, we've touched on a lot of the early years with Nathan/Cable already in some previous Character Corners. We cover Nathan's birth and being sent to the future in the Cyclops & Alex episode as well as him being genetically created specifically to be a weapon against Apocalypse in our Apocalypse & Mister Sinister episode. And if you want more on Deadpool and Cable's relationship, we covered that all the way back in our Deadpool Character Corner.

Now Cable wasn't originally created to be the grown up, future Nathan Summers. Originally Louise Simonson and Rob Liefeld created him to just be a military leader who was the complete opposite of Professor X and would lead the young New Mutants. Things changed rather quickly as the character became more popular and soon it was revealed he was not only Nathan Summers but his clone was Stryfe who founded the Mutant Liberation Front. It only gets stranger and weirder from here and we cover it all. From his half sister from an alternate timeline (Rachel Summers/Grey) to Cable going becoming the protector and father of Hope Summers. There's a lot going on, it can be convoluted but it's all connected. We try to make sense of it all.

http://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/6608270

Issues:

  • Uncanny X-Men #201 - First appearance of Nathan Summers
  • X-Factor #68 - Infected with the Techno-Organic virus and sent to the future
  • New Mutants #86 - First Appearance of Stryfe
  • New Mutants #87 - First Appearance of Cable 
  • X-Force #1
  • Cable Volume 1 (1993)
    • Issue #6 he's confirmed to be Nathan Summers
  • The Adventures of Cyclops and Phoenix - Scott & Jean get pulled into the future by Rachel Summers to raise the young Nathan
  • X-Cutioner's Song
    • Uncanny X-Men #294
    • X-Factor #84
    • X-Men #14
    • X-Force #16
    • Uncanny X-Men #295
    • X-Factor #85
    • X-Men #15
    • X-Force #17
    • Uncanny X-Men #296
    • X-Factor #86
    • X-Men #16
    • X-Force #18
    • Uncanny X-Men #297
  • Soldier X
  • Cable & Deadpool (2004)
  • Messiah Complex Saga
    • Messiah Complex
    • Cable Vol 2 (2009)
    • Messiah War
      • X-Force/Cable Messiah War #1
      • Cable vol 2 #13
      • X-Force Vol 3 #14
      • Cable Vol 2 #14
      • X-Force Vol 3 #15
      • Cable Vol 2 #15
      • X-Force Vol 3 #16
    • X-Men Second Coming
      • X-Men Second Coming #1
      • Uncanny X-Men #523
      • New Mutants Vol 3 #12
      • X-Men Legacy #235
      • X-Factor #204
      • X-Force Vol 3 #26
      • Uncanny X-Men #524
      • X-Men Hellbound #1
      • New Mutants Vol 3 #13
      • X-Men Blind Science #1
      • X-Men Legacy #236
      • X-Factor #205
      • X-Force Vol 3 #27
      • Uncanny X-Men #525
      • X-Men Hellbound #2
      • New Mutants Vol 3 #14
      • X-Men Legacy #237
      • X-Factor #206
      • X-Force Vol 3 #28
      • X-Men Hellbound #3
      • X-Men Second Coming #2
  • Avengers X-Sanction
  • Avengers vs X-Men
  • Cable and X-Force
  • X-Force Volume 4
  • Cable Volume 3

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 9:57am EDT

You'd think after Universal FanCon spectacularly crashed and burned, co-founders Robert Butler and Jamie Broadnax would keep a low profile and not say anything. Particularly since every time they speak on the issue, they make it worse. You'd probably think that because you have the intelligence to know that the more you speak the more you make yourself look bad. You probably also have an ounce of shame that's apparently completely absent from anyone involved with ScamCon. Late Monday afternoon, Vulture posted this piece The Story Behind FanCon's Controversial Collapse and it makes everyone involved look even worse. 

First there's Butler inexplicably blaming a "lack of support" from the blerd community as the cause of the collapse and not the fact that he used 80% of the Kickstarter funds as a deposit for the Baltimore Convention Center. Then there's Jamie claiming she's the one who informed the hotels that they couldn't pay their $70,000 bill even though she previously claimed she had no idea how or why the hotels canceled reservations. It quickly becomes clear that Universal FanCon was all about rubbing elbows with celebrities and not building and serving the community.

Listen as Kriss and Phenom break down the audacity of the claims in the article.

 

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 6:06am EDT