TNB Commentaries 020: The Incredible Hulk

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Please turn off your cellphones and join the fellas as they…kinda, break Harlem…

For our 20th commentary, we smash our way back 2008 for this often forgotten gem starring Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, and William Hurt.

Listen in as the fellas discuss how underrated this movie is, debate Norton Banner Vs Ruffalo Banner, whether or not Lou Ferrigno eats pizza, and just where Luke Cage was at this point in the MCU.

Lots of fun and comic bookery in this ep, gang, so enjoy!

URL: TNB Commentaries 020: The Incredible Hulk
Direct Download:tnbc-020-the-incredible-hulk.mp3

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Episode 053: Yo, This Mafucka Got A Cape On!

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In this episode, the fellers is talkin’ the Star Wars again, this time they talk over the Han Solo trailer and break down the age and timeline of a certain wookiee, which spins into some Battlefront II talk again.

They discuss some shapes, then Doom gets into a detailed breakdown of ScoobyNatural and every aspect of that episode’s sweetness (***Spoilers***, He loved it!), then they talk some Scooby news and rumors.

The show is ended with some sweet sweet comics talk as we learn that Fitz turned Doom and makes him feel dirty, but things do end up getting Fantastic and Spectacular for them both as they tease some upcoming funness!

Enjoy, gang, BYE!

URL: Episode 053: Yo, This Mafucka Got A Cape On!
Direct Download: tnb053.mp3

Episode 052.5: To Infinity And Beyond!

ironspiderIn this episode, asshole and fuck face ride again as they take the show on the road to see that there new Avengering movie what the kids are all a yammerin’ about and such.

Listen to these fools bicker like old ladies fighting over bingo numbers as they head to the theater, one accuses the other of acting like a spouse, while navigational and tech troubles abound in an apocalyptic rain storm.

Then hear their raw and uncensored thoughts on Infinity War and loud ass dude bros THAT ABOUT GOT CUT FOR ACTIN’ A FOOL…

…also, a semi hot chick and boners be poppin’ in this episode stacked with…fun?

Enjoy!

URL: Episode 052.5: To Infinity And Beyond!
Direct Download: tnb052_5.mp3

Episode 050.5: The Original Prequel (or, TypeCast Volume 2)

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In this episode, the fellas take their final trip back in time, to exactly 5 months before The Nerd Blitz was born!

After a brand new intro, Doom & Fitz take a deep dive into issue 17 of the original 1970’s Marvel Star Wars comic, in their 2nd proto podcast. Adventure? Huh. Excitement? Hmm A Jedi craves not these things…but we sure as hell do, and this episode is jam-packed with 23 pages or so of lightsaberless fun from that galaxy far far away.

Enjoy this look back, gang!

URL: Episode 050.5: The Original Prequel (or, TypeCase Volume 2)
Direct Download: tnb050_5.mp3

Episode 041: Brian Quinn Likes Pink Zinfandel

3409047393_dee54215d7In this episode, the roles are reversed as Doom is sick & downtrodden and Fitz is the energetic one!

After a plug for their newest merch design, Doom brings up Fitz being older and Fitz proves it by reminiscing about jobs he had in the golden days of yore, and they both talk about running into local “celebrities” throughout the years.

Oh yeah, you know how that new Star Wars picture opened yesterday?

They talk about the title for the one after that being revealed and some of those Marvel things on Netflix that Doom finally watched some of.

That’s all I can remember, BYE!

URL: Episode 041: Brian Quinn Likes Pink Zinfandel
Direct Download: tnb041.mp3

Episode 040.5-B: A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Thor’s Hammer

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In this episode, the fellas are on the road yet again for the latest installment of The MCU, Thor: Ragnarok!

The opening 20 mins or so of the show were streamed live on Periscope, where we talked about the new Dan Shamble Novel Tastes Like Chicken (Available now) and how Doom got his hands on an early digital copy, and their BRAND NEW Bandcamp album #TheLaughingBird (Available now).

After the trailer, one of them complains a bit (who’d have thunk it?), one slobbers on the balls of the movie, and then they agree the music rocks!

All that and so much more as they struggle to navigate a parking lot and munch on Mic…not a dude!

 

URL: Episode 040.5-B: A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Thor’s Hammer
Direct Download: tnb040-5B.mp3

Spider-Man: Carnage In New York Review

After stopping what he thought was a scientist being mugged down an alley, Spider-Man is forced to stop one of his most deadly foes from destroying his city and unleashing a new danger on the world.

Before I get too far, consider this your ***Official Spoiler Warning***

1st and foremost, look at that damn cover, man.
That’s a thing of beauty!

But getting into it, I gotta say, on paper this novel has all of the ingredients of a perfect Spider-Man story.
You have your villain storyline, you have your personal dilemma story, and you have a storyline of Jonah being a bombastic skin flint and looking for publicity and attention.
What could go wrong?
Well, to be honest, not much.

Early on I had an issue with how much they beat the drum about Cletus Kasady/Carnage being such a crazy and dangerous killer.
Over and over to the point that I literally said out loud “for fuck sake, I get it! He’s an evil asshole!”, and that sort of continues through the rest of book.
It’s annoying for sure, but I guess it’s there to remind you why he keeps doing the purely evil and chaotic crap he does.

Moving onto the good stuff, Pete mistaking 2 Federal Agents trying to stop a Scientist who broke out of a research lab with a fluid that causes homicidal rage in people with just a drop for muggers is perfectly Spider-Man.
That Scientist, while trying to destroy that same liquid, breaks into an abandoned school where the government is trying to separate Kasady from the Carnage symbiote and unwittingly helps Carnage escape from custody and is tortured until he gives up the serum and the secret behind it.
Which gives Pete/Spidey his mission, and the main reason why he isn’t able to help Aunt May keep her house, our personal story thread.

The blend of storylines is damn good here, woven so well.
JJJ is holding an event in Central Park for the homeless that is little more than a publicity stunt for the rich folks of NYC to get some good press.
And Spider-Man and Carnage’s final battle takes place there, after Carnage murders a pre-event party.

The battle scenes are wonderfully written and easy to visualize.
I always wonder when reading a novel with two authors who wrote what, but in this case I really don’t care because it was all just fun.
Some of the 20 illustrations are a bit wonky, but I think that may be the fault of the inker and not the artist because it’s mostly to do with awkward shading.

The final little bit I want to mention is the ending.
Without spoiling it, it is pretty damn uplifting and heartwarming.
While Spidey is fighting Carnage, getting his ass kicked for the most part, MJ ends up helping out in a big bad way.
Pete, having defeated Carnage, but still beaten and dejected, gets home to a surprise and she tells him that on some level she understands what he does when he’s suited up.
It’s a great way to end after the craziness of everything else.

This is among the 1st of these Marvel novels from the 90’s that I’ve actually read, and now I’m excited to read the other 11 I have and track down and read all of the rest.
I highly recommend you all check this out.
Hopefully I’ll be getting to the sequel, Spider-Man: Goblin’s Revenge, sooner rather than later.