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

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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.

Episode 036: She Looked A Lot Different in 1952

elvis_sept_9_1974_karate_7thIn this episode, the fellas, once again, are all over the map, but with that sweet comic twist.

They start off with their opening banter about Fitz taking a trip to the comic shop for nearly a half hour, then Joke Corner brings about some near gunplay. Fitz pimps a little known comic too.

Legends of animation die and retire, somebody can’t find a Doctor to stuff their finger up the bum, and then they get super personal…like TMI to the max, man!

Then they finally get around to that Ep 8 BTS vid from D23, plus so damn much more.

Get ready for fun times!

URL: Episode 036: She Looked A Lot Different In 1952
Direct Download: tnb036.mp3
YouTube: https://youtu.be/7ZFBJkb-UO4

Episode 035: Zeus Spunked On Some Clay

wonder-woman-1680x1050-gal-gadot-hd-4k-2017-2361In this episode, the fellas dive deep into some comic bookery again, this time with extremely mixed reactions.

They start out talking about Fitz’s kill count climbing ever higher then, too boost their mood, the pimp @HolidazeComics (as teased in 33.5) before reviewing some movies!

Train wrecks, The Great War gets Wonderfully Womanly, and some sweet comic flow gets ruined by a bloated comic crossover in fΩ€k this s#!t.

All that and more than you can shake a stick at in this sexified new Ep of The Nerd Blitz.

 

URL: Episode 035: Zeus Spunked On Some Clay
Direct Download: tnb035.mp3
YouTube: https://youtu.be/m7CZlcbX5go

TNB Commentaries Episode 006: Iron Man

M Payoff 1shtPlease turn off your cellphones and join Doom & Fitz as they travel back to the origins of the universe…the Marvel Cinematic Universe! *wink*

For our 6th commentary, we go flying all the way back to 2008’s Iron Man Starring Robert Downey Jr, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Jeff Bridges.

We talk about whiny bitch voices and their replacements, the amazing foundation this movie laid out, and one of them keeps pointing out motorcycles and bad CG.

Have Jarvis turn the lights down and pop some corn, it’s movie time!

URL: TNB Commentaries Episode 006: Iron Man
Direct Download: tnbc006-iron-man.mp3
Youtube: https://youtu.be/9I_GH2gpC5Y

This has been a feature of TS-D/JA Productions and JJ2E Media 2017

Episode 033.5: My Grandma Wore Pants Like That

marisatomeiIn this episode, the fellas swing down the road to a theater for a screening of the Spidery-Man movie!

Arriving early to the theater, they head to a comic shop then kill time by talking about Civil War again, Holidaze again…but before you hear it for the 1st time, and then a comic signing they definitely are not going too maybe…probably…possibly…

Then they give you their spoiler filled reactions and discuss 70’s slacks, granny asses, and just how Amazingly, Spectacularly, Sensationally, and flat out Friendly Neighborhoodly great Spider-Man: Homecoming truly is.

URL: Episode 033.5: My Grandma Wore Pants Like That
Direct Download: tnb033_5.mp3
YouTube: https://youtu.be/KljlpSXYkOU