This week, the ESO crew begins reviewing the summer movies with one of the most anticipated films of the season, Iron Man 3. Mike, Mike, the award-winning author Bobby Nash, Tara Lynn, and Jennifer Hartshorn form a think-tank of their own and discuss the movie in detail. They also talk about the other geek-related events of the weekend, particularly the phenomenon known as Free Comic Book Day. Also, writers Charles and Beverley Connor take turns in The Geek Seat and Nikki Rau-Baker reports on C2E2. Plus, the usual Rants, Raves, and Shout Outs!
Join us for yet another episode of The Earth Station One Podcast we like to call: The Third Time’s the Charm with Iron Man 3
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Tagged beverly connor, Bobby Nash, C2E2, Charles Conner, Earth Station One Ep 162, Free Comic Book Day, Iron Man, Iron Man 3, Jen Hartshorn, Marvel, Mike Faber, Mike Gordon, Nikki Rau-Baker, Tara Lynne
By Ashley Bergner
Box Office Buzz
“Big man in a suit of armor — take that off, what are you?”
That’s a question Captain America asks Tony Stark/Iron Man during “The Avengers” movie. Of course Stark fires back one of his trademark snarky replies — “Genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist” — but he’s not forced to seriously consider that question until “Iron Man 3.” The first two “Iron Man” films were all about Tony creating the suit and coming to grips with his new identity, but the third is about his search for the answer to Captain America’s question — without the suit, is he still a hero? Continue reading
By Ashley Bergner
Box Office Buzz
Before 2008, many people weren’t familiar with the Marvel comic book superhero Iron Man. DC Comics characters Superman and Batman had long been the two most famous superheroes, and no one was expecting a movie based on Tony Stark — a snarky narcissist in a metal suit — to be a mega-hit.
However, Robert Downey Jr.’s great performance not only rebooted the actor’s own career, it also helped launch an impressive theatrical run for a line-up of Marvel superheroes, culminating in last summer’s epic mash-up “The Avengers.” Earning more than $1.5 billion worldwide, “The Avengers” established Marvel’s dominance in the cinematic superhero universe, and now DC Comics is the one struggling to catch up.
Still, Marvel is hoping this is just the beginning. “The Avengers” completed the first stage of the film franchise, and now Marvel is preparing to launch what the company is calling “Phase 2,” which features new movies about Iron Man, Thor and Captain America; an Avengers sequel; and a science fiction film about an Avengers-style team called “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Personally, I’m very much looking forward to Marvel’s new line-up of films, though I do have a few possible concerns. Continue reading
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Tagged Captain America, Guardians of the Galaxy, Iron Man, Marvel, Movie, superhero, Thor
Hulk vs Thing! Captain America vs Iron Man! Superman vs Batman! Can’t all heroes just get along? Mike, Mike, Bobby and special guest Darren Nowell discuss what happens when super friends fight. We also feature Khan Reports from the Atlanta South Comic Con and Swampcon. Plus the usual Rants, Raves, and Shout Outs!
Join us for yet another episode of The Earth Station One Podcast we like to call: Superhero Rivalries
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Tagged Atlanta South Comic Con, Bobby Nash, Comic Books, Darren Nowell, DC, Earth Station One Episode 146, Marvel, Mike Faber, Mike Gordon, Superhero Rivalries, Swamp Con
This week on the White Rocket Podcast, we present Part 2 of Van’s conversation with writer/ publisher/ director Jim Yelton, exploring Marvel’s Cinematic Universe– and in this installment, they also dig a little bit into what DC is doing, has been doing, and will be doing in movies.
White Rocket, Ep 007: Marvel Movies, Part 2
Welcome back once again to Chuck’n Comics! Where sitting on the couch in your underwear in the middle of the day is no longer weird but a fact of life and completely accepted by everyone in my social circle.
Okay, that’s a lie. But let’s disregard that awkward little tangent and get into our next comic review: Avengers Vs. X-Men #1!
Short and sweet: The mutant species is dying off. There are only handful of them left on the planet. The Phoenix force, once inhabiting the body of Jean Grey, is alive and well and heading to Earth. Destroying at least one planet in it’s wake.
The X-Men are far removed from the mutants we knew and loved just a few short years ago. They have hardened.
Next week, the Earth Station One crew swings into action with everyone’s favorite wall-crawler just in time to review and discuss The Amazing Spider-man movie. And where better to talk about the latest super hero movie than a comic shop? That’s right, ESO is returning to Odin’s Cosmic Bookshelf in Lilburn, GA and we’re bringing a few friends along with us. Watch as we spin a web, any size.
ESO wants to hear from you. Let us know your thoughts on the new Spider-man movie at http://www.esopodcast.com, at the ESO Facebook Group, @EarthStationOne on Twitter, email us at email@example.com, or call us at 404-963-9057. We might just read yours on the show. Plus, join us for the usual rants, raves, shout outs, and Mike’s Khan Report! It’s going to be an action-packed episode next week at Earth Station One.
The ESO Crew
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Tagged Andrew Garfield, Bobby Nash, Denis Leary, Earth Station One, Emma Stone, ESO, Marvel, Mike Faber, Mike Gordon, Movies, Podcast, Spider-man, The Amazing Spider-man
Welcome back! This week on Chuck’n Comics we are looking at AvsX #1…of the limited series. An exciting opportunity turned disappointment when I realized the book I was reading was not the first book in the series but more a complimentary series for the story arc.
For those of you not in the know, what AvsX represents is the ultimate fight between Earth’s mightiest heroes and the X-Men when it comes down to the return of the Phoenix either meaning the rebirth of the mutant species or the end of Earth as the Avengers know it. The X-Men want it and the Avengers must protect the planet thus…Avengers vs. X-men!
So understanding this, I must say this was a series I was extremely excited to dive into. It has been a while since I have been excited about a Marvel event so, needless to say, I was eager. I, unfortunately, should have looked before I leaped because I ended up in the right story but wrong set of books so my experience with the books, thus far, is confusing but I am going to shoot a review of it anyway.
By Trent Moore, Source: Blastr.com
When ABC’s fall schedule was announced, there was one oft-rumored project that was conspicuously absent: The small-screen reboot of Marvel’s The Hulk, with none other than Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy) attached to produce. Well, we’re happy to report that Bruce Banner’s latest adventure ain’t dead yet.
ABC entertainment president Paul Lee told The Hollywood Reporter that he still wants to “see some Marvel projects come to television.” When pressed about the Hulk project, Lee noted that it’s definitely still coming—and could come smashing into living rooms by next fall. Continue reading
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Tagged ABC TV, Blastr.com, Earth Station One, Guillermo Del Torro, Marvel, The Hulk, TV Series