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The GAR Podcast

I know, as if I don’t have enough on my plate, right? This project has been in the wings for more than a few years. My friend Ray Cornwall and I have had long conversations about comics and other stuff, and have talked about doing it as a podcast for some time. I finally bit the bullet, kicked Ray in the butt, and we got it done. It was nowhere as hard as we thought it would be.

The final product can be found here. Yeah, it’s our first one, so it’s amateurish, badly edited, incredibly raw, and so much damned fun.

The topics covered in this inaugural podcast include: Who we are, “Storage Wars,” Man of Steel, Batman ’66, Green Hornet, Mark Waid, Insufferable, Peter Krause, Marshall Law, Ray’s comics childhood, Justice Society, Fantastic Four, Age of Ultron, Iron Man, Hank Pym, Marvelman, Brandon Peterson, Captain America and Bendis.

Links for this episode: Man of Steel trailer, Insufferable, Marshall Law. Age of Ultron, and Age of Ultron Book Six.

Check out the podcast here, and see what a star my buddy Ray is. Enjoy! We’ll be back next week!

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The Avengers on Biff Bam Pop!

For more than a decade I wrote monthly reviews of the current Avengers title from Marvel Comics at the Avengers Forever website. When that site closed up a few years ago, it left a void in my life as well as in the lives in many of the folks who hung out there. A version of Avengers Forever does exist on the Facebook here, but it’s just not the same.

This month at the Biff Bam Pop! pop culture website, it’s Mighty Marvel Month, and to celebrate, I have jumped back onto the Avengers bandwagon with a vengeance.

Here’s just a sampling of what you’ll find:

Avengers NOW!, an overview of the Avengers franchise in the Marvel NOW! era.

Age of Ultron: Book One and Age of Ultron: Book Two, writer Brian Michael Bendis’ final storyline for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes as their greatest enemy finally wins and takes the Earth.

Avengers Assemble Annual #1, a special spotlight on classic Avenger, the Vision, and his return to greatness.

Avengers #7, and how the New Universe fits into writer Jonathan Hickman’s plans for his eighteen member roster of Avengers.

And finally, there’s the new trailer for Iron Man 3 right here.

It has felt very good getting back into the driver’s seat. If you’re not into the Avengers, or comics, you could also check out my reviews of the latest albums from Adam Ant and David Bowie, and of course, you can find all of my Biff Bam Pop! work here!

This Week’s All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast

The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast features co-hosts Ame-Comi Allison Eckel, and Savage Glenn Walker, as they discuss the new comics out this week! You can see the show here, or check it out below.

Discussion featured in this week’s Comics Shop Live Episode includes: The New Format, Threshold #1, letting Allison read, Batman: Death of the Family, finales for Frankenstein and Legion Lost, Superboy #16, Demon Knights #16, Ame-Comi Girls #4 (of 5), Saga #9, Bionics away, stiff Magic, Grimm Fairy Tales Animated Series one-shot, New Avengers #2, Kelly Sue comics, hark it’s Tony Stark in the park, Indestructible Hulk #3, Avenging Spider-Man #16, Frank Cho’s Savage Wolverine #1, All-New X-Men #6 (yes, it’s true, Glenn likes a Bendis comic, and it’s X-Men), trades and toys, and Yoda in 3D.

Be sure to check out the All Things Fun! website, and the newly revamped All Things Fun! Blogs, written by Allison and Glenn, featuring The Vidcast Drinking Game so you can play along at home, and watch ATF! on YouTube (don’t forget to subscribe to the channel while you’re there, and leave a comment or two on the Vidcast as well!).

And be back here every Wednesday to watch the new broadcast, and thereafter throughout the week!

The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast is shot live every week at All Things Fun! – the South Jersey/Philadelphia area’s best comics, toys and gaming store – every Wednesday afternoon, located on Route 73 in West Berlin, NJ. Come on down and see the show live!

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The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast for the Week of 11-14-2012

The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast is shot live every week at All Things Fun! – the South Jersey/Philadelphia area’s best comics and gaming store, located in West Berlin, NJ.

Co-hosts Ed (retailer) Evans, Allison (fangirl) Eckel, and Glenn (curmudgeon) Walker discuss the new comics out this week in wicked high definition video, and also available on the YouTube. See it here!

Discussion featured in this week’s special boob smash episode includes: the Black Friday sale, The Batcave featuring “Death of the Family,” Ame-Comi Girls #2, Young Justice, Phantom Stranger #2, Green Lantern Corps #14, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe #4, Fantastic Four #1, All-New X-Men #1, Thor God of Thunder #1, Gambit #5, New Avengers #33 by Bendis and Oeming, Avengers Assemble #9 by Kelly Sue DeConnick, Ed’s Marvels and Ed’s indies, The Boys #72, Michael Avon Oeming’s The Victories #5 (of 6), Valiant Comics, Glenn takes Ed’s indies, Allison’s Zenescope comics and Allison’s kids comics, Fables: Werewolves of the Heartland, and trades and toys.


Be sure to check out the new All Things Fun! website, and the All Things Fun! Blogs, by Allison and Glenn, now featuring The Vidcast Drinking Game so you can play along at home, and ATF! on YouTube (don’t forget to subscribe to the channel while you’re there, and leave a comment or two on the Vidcast as well!).

And be back here every Wednesday (or Tuesdays at midnight) to watch the new broadcast, and thereafter throughout the week!

Don’t forget to visit us at Facebook!

The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast for the Week of 5-9-2012

The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast is shot live every week at All Things Fun! – the South Jersey/Philadelphia area’s best comics and gaming store, located in West Berlin, NJ.

Co-hosts Ultimate Ed Evans, Allison (OCD Girl) Eckel, and Grumpy Glenn Walker discuss the new comics out this week in two fun video segments, in wicked high definition, and available on the YouTube. See it here!

Discussion featured in this brand new extended episode includes: Free Comic Book Day 2012 aftermath, Night of the Owls, The Culling, Demon Knights #9, Frankenstein Agent of S.H.A.D.E. #9, Suicide Squad vs. Resurrection Man, Night Force #3, Rob Liefield’s Deathstroke #9, Mark Poulton instore appearance, Green Lantern #9, Fables and Fairest, the Avengers titles of the week, Allison goes OCD over AvsX, Avenging Spider-Man #7, the X-Men titles of the week, Captain America’s tricky numbering, Ultimate Comics The Ultimates #10, Ultimate Comics X-Men #11, Fanboys Vs. Zombies #2 and grout dogs, The Walking Dead #97, Invincible, Ed’s indies, Frankenstein Alive Alive #1 by Steve Niles and Bernie Wrightson, Takio #1 by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming, Allison’s kids comics, and Ed’s trades and toys.

Be sure to check out the fantastic new All Things Fun! website, and the All Things Fun! Blogs, by Allison and Glenn, and ATF! on YouTube.

Special thanks go to Dina Evans who keeps us all in line, and on the straight and narrow, and runs the show from behind the scenes. And be back here every Wednesday (or Tuesdays at midnight) to watch the new broadcast, and thereafter throughout the week!

The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast for the Week of 4-4-2012

The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast is shot live every week at All Things Fun! – the area’s best comics and gaming store, located in West Berlin, NJ.

Co-hosts Ed (Supreme) Evans, Allison (Fairest) Eckel, and Glenn (Via Skype) Walker discuss the new comics out this week in two fun video segments, in wicked high definition, and available on the YouTube. See it here!

Discussion featured in this brand new extended episode includes: AvsX hangover, Animal Man and Swamp Thing, Red Lanterns, Action Comics #8, Stormwatch #8, Night Force #2, Batwing two ways, Frankenstein in Men of War #8, Checkmate, Fairest #2, Amazing Spider-Man #683, Daredevil #10.1, Venom and the Secret Avengers, “Is that Red Hulk or Green Hulk?”, the X-titles, don’t talk about X-Club, alphabetized Avengers, Fanboys Vs. Zombies #1, Voltron Year One, Brilliant #3 and long letters columns, the return of Supreme, Ed’s indies, and Allison’s kids comics.

Be sure to check out the thrilling new All Things Fun! website, and the All Things Fun! Blogs, by Allison and Glenn, and ATF! on YouTube.

Special thanks go to Dina Evans who keeps us all in line, and on the straight and narrow, and runs the show from behind the scenes. And be back here every Wednesday (or Tuesdays at midnight) to watch the new broadcast, and thereafter throughout the week!

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The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast for 2-8-2012

The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast is shot live in a real comics and gaming store in West Berlin, NJ – All Things Fun! – co-hosts Ed (Green Lantern) Evans, Allison (Exoristos) Eckel and Glenn (Kevin Keller) Walker discuss the new comics out this week in two fun video segments, now in high definition, and also available on YouTube. See it here!

The first segment includes discussion of the following topics: Glenn finds out The Shadow is coming to Dynamite, comic news, Vertigo 2012 Previews, Deadpool #50, Scarlet Spider #2, Captain America #8, Secret Avengers #22, the AvX event at ATF!, Ed’s X-titles, Demon Knights #6 by Paul Cornell, Bat-Demon-Seed, and Allison defends Superboy and the Teen Titans.

The discussion continues in segment two including: Ed does DC Comics, Mark Poulton does Savage Hawkman, Green Lantern #6, Frankenstein vs. Dr. Manhattan, very very quick DCs, Suicide Squad #6, Glenn likes Star Wars, the great gay Kevin Keller controversy, Ed likes Star Wars more, Thief of Thieves #1 by Robert Kirkman, Powers #8 by Brian Michael Bendis, Allison’s kids comics including Adventure Time #1 and All-New Batman The Brave and the Bold #16, Ed’s trades including the wrong Warlord of Mars, and Glenn gives up.

Be sure to check out the curious new All Things Fun! website, and the All Things Fun! Blogs, by Allison and Glenn, and ATF! on YouTube.

And be back here every Wednesday morning at 11:30 AM EST to watch the new broadcast, and thereafter throughout the week!

Why does the All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast rock so hard? Because we’re smarter, we’re prettier, and we haven’t killed each other …yet.

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The Glenn-less All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast for 1-11-2012

The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast is shot live in a real comics and gaming store in West Berlin, NJ – All Things Fun! – co-hosts Ed (reads anything with an X in the title) Evans, Allison (sorts her comics by color) Eckel and Glenn (sick as a dog, be back next week) Walker discuss the new comics out this week in two fun video segments, now in high definition, and also available on YouTube. See it here!

The first segment includes discussion of the following topics: DC’s team books of the week, Ed’s grab bag o’ goodies, including Resurrection Man #5, Batman and Robin #5, Scarlet Spider #1, and the Avengers titles, plus Spidey and evil Deadpool.

The discussion continues in segment two including: More DC Comics from Allison, including Batgirl #5, Superboy #5, and The Ray #2, Ed’s Marvels, including Hulk, Ghost Rider, Captain America, and the Punisher, the X-titles of the week, indies including Buffy, Invincible, Avengelyne, Spawn, Star Wars, Adam West, and Brian Michael Bendis’ Brilliant #2, kids comics, and trades of the week.

Be sure to check out the outrageous new All Things Fun! website, and the All Things Fun! Blogs, by Allison and Glenn, and ATF! on YouTube.

And be back here every Wednesday morning at 11:30 AM EST to watch the new broadcast, and thereafter throughout the week!

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The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast for 9-28-2011

The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast is shot live in a real comics and gaming store in West Berlin, NJ – All Things Fun! – co-hosts Allison (Con Voodoo) Eckel and Glenn (Pro Voodoo) Walker (giver of leis Ed Evans jumps in once or twice) discuss the new comics out this week in two fun video segments, now in high definition, and also available on YouTube. See it here!

The first segment includes discussion of the following topics: Gifts from Hawaii, The New DC 52 including Geoff Johns’ fantastic Aquaman #1, also Peter Milligan’s Justice League Dark #1, Francis Manapul’s Flash #1, Savage Hawkman #1, Blackhawks #1, Gail Simone’s Fury of Firestorm #1 and Superman #1.

The discussion continues in segment two including: The Avengers and orange comic book covers, Mighty Thor #6, FF #9, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #2, Spider-Island and the rest of the Marvels, Brilliant #1 and Castle: Deadly Storm both by Brian Michael Bendis, I Vampire #1, Batman The Dark Knight #1, New Guardians #1, Teen Titans #1, Superman HeroClix, Star Trek Fleet Captains, a million trades, and much discussion of Ron Marz’ Voodoo #1.

Be sure to check out the All Things Fun! website, and the All Things Fun! Blogs, by Allison and Glenn, and ATF! on YouTube.

And be back here every Wednesday morning at 11:30 AM EST to watch the new broadcast, and thereafter throughout the week!

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The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast for 9-21-2011

The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast is shot live in a real comics and gaming store in West Berlin, NJ – All Things Fun! – co-hosts Allison (“I remember the 1980s”) Eckel and Glenn (“Hey you kids get off my lawn”) Walker (boss man Ed Evans returns next week!) discuss the new comics out this week in two fun video segments, now in high definition, and also available on YouTube. See it here!

The first segment includes discussion of the following topics: The New DC 52 including Scott Snyder’s Batman #1, the multiple Robins and their heights, iffy Teen Titans continuity, Catwoman #1, Wonder Woman #1, Birds of Prey #1, Blue Beetle #1, Supergirl #1, J.T. Krul’s Captain Atom #1, and the rest.

The discussion continues in segment two including: We forgot about Ed, Hawaiian hot dogs, the Fear Itself comics of the week including Avengers #17, Brian Michael Bendis’ talking heads and dissing 9/11, Allison’s kids comics, Kevin Smith’s Bionic Man #2, Tiny Titans and Young Justice, Treehouse of Horror, more Marvels, a pair of X-Factors, Ultimate X-Men in a bag, the indies, and the trades.

Be sure to check out the All Things Fun! website, and the All Things Fun! Blogs, by Allison and Glenn, and ATF! on YouTube.

And be back here every Wednesday morning at 11:30 AM EST to watch the new broadcast, and thereafter throughout the week!

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