RetroBlasting Returns! Dragon Con panel hosts, and retro enthusiasts who have a passion for restoring our childhood, one action figure and play-set at a time. Join us for a retro conversation on current trends and multi-level geeky bliss, complete with free parking at POPX.LIVE!
Comic books and films have crossed paths many times in the past century, but in the past 40 years or more, there may have been some films released that you didn't know were inspired by comic book origins. This week, we take a look at 10 films with deep comic roots, and showcase their impact on pop culture today. Get ready friends, this is going to be an episode to take notes on!
After years of planning and preparation, multiple seasons of character story development between DareDevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist, Marvel's "The Defenders" officially dropped on Netflix Friday August 18th. We've given fans a few weeks to watch the show (8 episodes) and now we're here to review, and discuss the Marvel live streaming franchise. Face front True Believers, Excelsior!
Marvel's third film of 2017 bridges the gap between Sony's Spider-man franchise and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Actor Tom Holland reprises the role as everyone's favorite friendly "Neighborhood Spider-man." Stay tuned for an in-depth analysis and review on the next chapter of the MCU.
Will Michael Bay's final film in the Transformers series stand alongside the previous four films, or open the franchise up to more and future films? Only time will tell! But hey, Team POPX will be here to tear apart Michael Bay's new film. Love it, or hate it, we're gonna rate it!
The Amazon invades POPX, as we dive into all things Princess Diana of Themyscira. We offer some insightful details about Wonder Woman's origin story, and how it relates to her first feature length cinematic debut hitting theaters June 2nd. Could this be the film to jump start the DC cinematic universe? We'll see!
This week, on the heels of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 release, we dive deep into two beings mentioned or referred to in the new film. We're talking about Celestials and Adam Warlock. Who are these two beings, are they connected, and will we see them in the MCU in the future? Find all the answers here on episode 57 of PopXcast.
That's right folks, it's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the third Marvel film of the year, and one of this year's superhero blockbusters. Join Team POPX as we jump across the galaxy in an inter-dimensional retelling and breakdown of intergalactic proportions. WE'RE GROOT! #iamgroot
This week, POPX dives into Marvel's new and fifth Netflix series Iron Fist, as we uncover some of the pros and cons from the show. When Danny Rand was 10-years old, he survived a mysterious plane crash that claimed the lives of his extremely wealthy parents. Rescued by warrior monks, Danny grew up in the of city of K'un-Lun, where he endured harsh conditions, but also trained to be a fierce warrior. Years later, Danny returns home to New York, where he wants to reconnect with his past and take his rightful place at his family's company, which is being run by his father's former business partner. Danny hopes to restore his family legacy by defeating the people who threaten it.
We dive into all things The Incredible Hulk as Team POPX's uncovers over 54 years of the Jade Giant, and the many forms of Hulk throughout Marvel Comics over the years. From Bruce Banner, to Joe Fixit and General Ross, Hulk implores many forms, colors and variations.
This week, we take a look back at the origins of the Power Rangers franchise, how it rose to popularity among teens in the 90's and it's legacy of shows and media in pop culture. We also give our film review to the new Power Rangers film, and offer our insights, ratings and more.
It's giant monsters and one giant ape who is a little more than ticked off. This week, Team POPX dives into all things King Kong giving a history lesson of the historical film adaptations of Kong as well as a full review of the new film Kong: Skull Island.
Team POPX breaks down the newest in the X-men / Wolverine franchise with the climactic finale. Putting an end to iconic roles played by Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart. We will discuss what worked, what didn't and share some insightful hidden nuggets from the film.
In the series finale of the "History of Comics in Pop Culture," Team POPX concludes their 5-part series with a look into the current modern age of comics. From the growth of indie comics, to comics making their way into film and television shows, the current age and pop culture is closely impacted by the influence of comics written in the 80's, 90's and 2000's era of comic book canon. From the rise to of The Walking Dead, to Todd McFarlane's Spawn, to Alan Moore's The Watchmen and Frank Miller's Sin City - film and comics are closely woven together.
In this "Origin Stories" special, we unravel the mysteries of both Marvel and DC Comic's creatures of the swamp, and which one came first. We talk about their superpowers and abilities, and break down their roles in story line arcs from their comic book legacies.
In honor of Valentine's Day, POPX uncovers some of our most beloved romances and couples from both DC and Marvel comics. Some you may know, but others you may not know about. Love is in the air, so join us as we get nerdy and romantic all at the same time.
Step back into 80's time capsule as Team POPX rewinds our Top 10 80's Television Shows from our youth. A nostalgic and retrospective glance at some of the favorite sitcoms, dramas and action shows that captivated our minds in the best decade that ever will was or will be, the 80's and 90's.
It's official, POPX is officially one year old this week. Join Team POPX as we reflect on one year of podcasting, geeky movies, comics and great retrospective about the culture in which we live in. You never know who will show up for this special celabratory show, so be sure to tune in, subscribe and Getcha Geek On!
This week, Origin Stories continues with it's X-men conversations about the super villain Mister Sinister and his possible ties in future upcoming X-men films. We also talk about the hero anti-hero that is Cable, who is rumored to be appearing in the upcoming Deadpool 2 film in 2018. We discuss both characters origin stories and their tie-in to the X-men universe.
We talk about some of the latest upcoming video games approaching 2017, including Resident Evil 7, Spiderman on PS4, and Super Mario Odyssey. We also discuss mobile gaming markets and new platforms like the Nintendo Switch.
We rewind from some of this hottest shows and their epic and awesome mid-season finales, we catch our listeners up on all things The Walking Dead, along with CW's Superhero Crossover event. We also discuss each show's mid-season finale from Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and DC's Legends of Tomorrow.
Team POPX shares our highlights and favorite moments from the latest series to the Star Wars film sage, Rogue One. Spoiler Alert!
In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire's ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.
Join Team POPX as we share our most beloved Christmas memories, moments and traditions from each member. We also reveal our Santa Wish List on items we want the Big Jolly One to bring us this year, with some nerdy/geeky flare of course.
This week, we continue our series diving into the history of comics in pop culture, as we progress through the silver age of comics, where the strips leap to the small screen on television. We explore how Timely Comics was instrumental in aiding Stan Lee and Jack Kirby to create some of the most iconic names in comic book pop culture history.
Team POPX dives into a whole new series that uncovers the origins of some well noted, and not so noted superheroes and villains. With DC's Justice League under way in film production, we felt that unraveling the mysteries of Aquaman, and Suicide Squad's own Killer Croc would be a more than fitting start.
This week, we have an open discussion about Marvel's latest show series on Netflix, "Luke Cage." Team POPX Joe, Austin and Lindsay dives into their own thoughts as we share some little known facts and Easter Eggs from the 13 part series.
This week, Joe and Austin Burke dive down the rabbit hole of the many dimensional multi-verses of this amazing film. We offer our pros and cons, and some heartfelt correlations between many of Marvel's Cinematic Universe. This truly was a film that impacted us deeply, and we hope you get a chance to see this film in all it's glory on the silver screen.
This week, Joe, Austin and Lindsay share their favorite Halloween genre films from their own unique perspectives, and give insight into why they chose each of their top 5 feature horror/spooky selections. They also share some beloved favorite Autumn Traditions.
We talk with local actor, personality, writer and author Audrey Brown-Williams on her new start-up project called LEAVES. Combining whimsical elements of Stranger Things, and fantasy of classic horror, blended with suspense, Leaves delivers a fresh perspective on storytelling. Visit www.leavesthecomic.com for information and to offer financial support.
This week, team POPX rewinds to our youths as we revisit some of our most beloved cartoons from Saturday mornings, and the breakfast cereals that went with them. Team POPX gives their top 5 beloved cartoons, and the top 5 retro cereals that accompanied them. Saturday mornings will never be the same, but at least we can walk down memory lane.
We talk with Steve Middleton from "State Run Media Productions," about film documenting, and capturing the culture of rural Appalachia in Southeastern Kentucky. Check out Steve's documentaries online at: https://vimeo.com/staterunmediaproductions/.
POPX team member Joseph Burke joined Next Big Thing Radio's host Brett Strickler on this interview with actor Gene Farber, whose voice acting rolls in Call of Duty, X-Men : First Class and more recently his role as Karpov from Captain America : Civil War, has opened new doors for this thriving and talented individual.
This week, we dive headfirst into easily this Summer's most talked about television show streaming only on Netflix, Stranger Things. We give you pop culture references, as well as break down each chapter from the shows 8 episodes. If you're into 80's pop culture, POPX and Stranger Things are right up your alley.
This week, we step back to the dawn of the atomic age, and the rise of the Cold War in the History of Comics in Pop Culture Part 3, The Dark Ages. From the rise of McCarthyism to "Seduction of the Innocent," by Fredric Wertham to the introduction of the Comics Code Authority.
This week, Team POPX heads to Krum's World comics, on location in Winter Garden, Florida for a remote live podcast in the store. The comic book shop was doing a promotion in which people who work in the food industry can get up to 20% off their purchase. Tagging along with this, Team POPX rolls out the most memorable foods, brands and the like from our favorite movies and television shows. We apologize in advance for the beeping in this recording, as their store's security system was loud, and near our recording setup.
This week, Joe and Austin dive down the rabbit hole of the top 10 film franchise reboots that worked! This list is comprised of movies from the past 30 years that breath new life into beloved film genres. What is our number one on the list? Be sure to listen and find out!
This week we break down the movie Suicide Squad from DC comics and Warner Bros. We give our likes and dislikes relating to the film, and be warned, there is a spoiler alert for this episode. We also dive into the top 10 Easter Eggs from the film you may have missed!
We talk with indie comic book universe creator Enrique Bentacourt from NeoVerse, who just launched their all new paperback novel on Amazon. NeoVerse is a new diverse group of creative talents, combing unique superheroes with real world issues and topical afflictions.
On this week's episode we dive into all things San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) and the plethora of information, trailers and releases that follows. This week's movie, Star Trek Beyond, is a glowing example of what a Summer blockbuster movie should and can be.
On this episode, we dive into the brand new Ghostbusters film, which opened in theaters on July 15th, 2016. We share some of our likes and dislikes with the film, and round up the podcast with a fury of Easter Egg tidbits. "Who Ya Gonna Call?"
This special BONUS podcast discusses all things Pokémon Go. The brand new mobile game has taken the world by storm, and we are here to share some great information about the game. Also, we give you some insider PRO TIPS to help level up your XP!
On this episode we talk retrospectively about some of the main titles and technologies coming out of the 2016 E3 convention, and even share top 3 most anticipated game titles. We also dive into all things Preacher, from the comic books, to AMC's new hit show, and offer up some comparisons between them both.
We dive into the world of time lords and BBC's Dr. Who, with special guest KJ the Comic Guy from 'Warp My TARDIS' and 'Legends of the Panel' podcasts. We introduce fans to the series, where to begin, and some key terms to get familiar with before watching the show. If you're an upcoming Dr. Who fan, and want to know where to start, this podcast is for you.
We talk with Adam from indie pixel game developer company Home World Arts about video game design and following the industry in your own mold and platform. We discuss our love for all 8-bit video games and beyond, and a definite must download for anyone wanting to design video games.
Happy Father's Day everyone! This week we talk about some sad news in the Star Trek franchise as Anton Yelchin is dead at age 27 in a fluke automobile accident. We also uncover some some awesome #EctoCooler love gearing up for the new #Ghostbusters film. And CW announces full fall lineup of shows starting in October. This week we discuss the "Rise of Comics in Pop Culture Part 2 - The Jewish Immigrant Influence." We dive into the humble origins of Detective Comics, Marvel Comics and creators Stan Lee, Bob Kane, Bill Finger, Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel.
Joe and Austin share our favorite top 5 comic book movies of all time. The movies that impacted our youth, and hit home with timeless storytelling. We hop you enjoy this week's very special episode.
This week we review Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles : Out of the Shadows, so #SpoilerAlert! We also talk new comic book series and discuss season finales of Arrow, Flash and DC's Legends of Tomorrow.
This week, guest co-host Carlos Phoenix joins us on an in-depth discussion about the all new X-men : Apocalypse film released by FOX. Spoiler Alert!!! We share our favorite moments from the movie, and things that didn't work so well. We also throw out some Easter Eggs from the movie in case you missed them.
We talk with Todd Merrick, 8 year comic book shop owner about some of his personal favorite aspects of his day to day. We also dive into some of his projections on trends, fads and what's hot, what's fading in the industry today. We even geek out over some Star Wars nostalgia.