The Earth Station One crew and friends head back to the theater for a look at one of the summers most highly anticipated movies. That’s right. It’s Iron Man 3! ESO will take a look at the film, the franchise, and the comic books that started it all. Plus, as if that wasn’t enough, ESO takes a look back at this year’s Free Comic Book Day celebration.
ESO wants to hear from you. Tell us what you thought about Iron Man 3. Did you love it? Did you hate it? Are you ready for Tony Stark’s next adventure? We want to know your thoughts regarding Marvel’s Armored Avenger. Plus, ESO wants to know how you celebrated Free Comic Book Day. We’d love to hear reports from you about your comic shop.
Drop us a line at www.esopodcast.com, Facebook, Twitter, or Google+. We just might read yours on the show.
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Tagged Ben Kingsly, Bobby Nash, Earth Station One, ESO, ESO Network, FCBD, Free Comic Book Day, Gwyneth Paltrow, Iron Man, Iron Man 3, Jon Favreau, Marvel Studios, Mike Faber, Mike Gordon, Podcast, Robert Downey Jr., Shane Black, The Avengers
Extraordinary crimes against the people, and the state, have to be avenged by agents extraordinary. Three such people are Mike Faber, who dons a bowler, Mike Gordon, who looks fantastic in a catsuit, and Bobby Nash, who reports to Mother. Joining them are writer Anthony Taylor and award-winning artist Mark Maddox. Together, they discuss The Avengers. Also, they reveal adventures at Con Nooga, including rescuing the Vitamin Geek podcasters from The Geek Seat! Plus, the usual Rants, Raves, Khan Report, and Shout Outs. Good show, ol’ boy!
Join us for yet another episode of The Earth Station One Podcast we like to call: Defending Her Majesty’s Honor and Enjoying a Good Cup of Tea with The Avengers
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Tagged Anthony Taylor, Bobby Nash, con nooga, Earth Station One Episode 153, Mark Maddox, Mike Faber, Mike Gordon, Mr Steed, Mrs Peel, The Avengers, The Vitamin Geek Podcast
Mrs. Peel, we’re needed.
Next week, the Earth Station One crew is on the case with Steed and Mrs. Peel as we look back at The British Spy-fi thriller, The Avengers. And if that wasn’t enough, we’ll have the usual rants, raves, shout outs, and ESO’s Khan Report! It’s going to be another fun episode next week at Earth Station One. You should join us.
And we want to hear from you. What are your favorite Avengers memories? Let us know at www.esopodcast.com, Facebook, Twitter, or Google+.
Posted in Blog, Conventions, Earth Station One, Interview, News, Sci-fi, Space, TV
Tagged Bobby Nash, con nooga, Earth Station One, ESO, ESO Network, Mike Faber, Mike Gordon, Movie, novels, Podcast, steed & mrs peel, Television, The Avengers, TV
By Ashley Bergner
Box Office Buzz
From superheroes to super spies, from hobbits to bow-and-arrow wielding heroines, 2012 was quite an epic year at the box office. It’s been a while since I remember so many good movies being packed into one year, and I had a difficult time narrowing down my list of favorites. Normally one film will rise to the top and emerge as my clear favorite (last year, Michael Fassbender’s breakout performance as Magneto in “X-Men: First Class” pushed that film to the top of my list). But this year, I had to spend a long time deciding what films I liked the best.
In terms of ticket sales, superheroes were the clear winners at the box office, with Joss Whedon’s epic mash-up “The Avengers” leading the pack. Arguably the most-hyped movie of the year, the film also was the biggest moneymaker, pulling in about $1.5 billion and ending up in the third slot on the list of all-time highest grossing films. It received a thumb’s up from critics, as well, scoring 92 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. Continue reading
Posted in Comic Books, Comics, Fantasy, movies, Reviews, Sci-fi
Tagged 2012, An Unexpected Journey, Batman, Box office, James Bond, Skyfall, The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, The Hobbit, The Hunger Games, Year in Review
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.
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.
ESO REASSEMBLE!!! This week, the ESO crew follows up on The Avengers movie review to focus on the long-running comic series that inspired one of the biggest blockbusters of all-time. Mike, Mike and Bobby are joined by Van Allen Plexico (www.AvengersAssemble.net) to discuss what makes this band of Marvel misfits the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. We also interview writer/editor Win Scott Eckert as he takes a turn in The Geek Seat. And we are proud to introduce the newest podcast to the ESO Network family, Transmissions from Atlantis with hosts Jason and Rita de la Torre! All this, plus the usual Rants, Raves, Khan Report, and Shout Outs!
Join us for yet another episode of The Earth Station One Podcast we like to call: More Assembly Required
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Tagged Bobby Nash, Earth Station One Episode 114, fright night film fest, Jason De La Torre, Mike Faber, Mike Gordon, Rita De La Torre, The Avengers, Transmissions From Atlantis, Van Allen Plexico, Win Scott Eckert
Next week, the Earth Station One crew answers the call: “AVENGERS ASSEMBLE!” In part 2 of our look at Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, we move from the big screen blockbuster to the comics that started it all. Joined by noted Avengers fan Van Allen Plexico, ESO recounts their favorite Avengers comic book stories.
What are you favorite Avengers story lines, creative teams, and lineups? Let us know at http://www.esopodcast.com, at the ESO Facebook Group, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
Posted in Blog, Comic Books, Comics, Earth Station One, movies, News, Sci-fi
Tagged Earth Station One, entertainment, Marvel Comics, Podcast, The Avengers, Van Allen Plexico
By Albert Ching, Source: Newsarmama.com
***This article discusses the mid-credits scene of Avengers, and if you haven’t seen it yet and have managed to avoid spoilers, well, that’s impressive and we don’t want to ruin it for you.**
Nearly a year ago, reports surfaced that Marvel Studios was looking at Guardians of the Galaxy as a potential future movie property. Though it excited fans, it also seemed like ultimately a long shot — it’s a relatively unknown commodity to all except hardcore comic book fans, and one that has only existed since 2008 (since it’s the present-day cosmic team that’s in development, not the 31st century superheroes that have been around sicne 1969). Plus, the last superhero/sci-fi movie was Green Lantern, a major financial and critical disappointment.
Following a few recent developments and the continually escalating success of Avengers, it seems like a Guardians of the Galaxy movie might just happen, potentially as soon as 2014.
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige himself mentioned it as a possibility last month at the Avengers press junket, expressing his fondness for the property and listing it among Inhumans, Doctor Strange and the long in-the-works Ant-Man as non-sequel films being considered. Continue reading
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Tagged Earth Station One, Film, Marvel Studios, Movie, Newsarama, The Avengers, The Guardians of the Galaxy