Comic Chaos

Comic Chaos

A weekly podcast that discusses the comic book world in all its forms. We will cover movies, television, pop culture, graphic novels, collectibles, and everything comic book related. Host Fred LeFebvre has over 40 years in radio and co-host Jim Beard is a lifelong comic book aficionado, editor, and writer of pulp fiction.... Show More

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Small businesses all over the country are hurting, but comic book stores may be in worse shape than others. Without new product many are finding themselves closed, possibly permanently. What's going on with your favorite shop where you live? Jim and Fred talk about the sad state of comic book shops and Jim's new projects for Marvel.com
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For the coronavirus edition of Comic Chaos Fred and Jim practiced social distancing with Jim on the phone, Fred in studio. Almost every business is being impacted by this health crisis but how is it affecting a business that relies on people coming in and touching the things they are considering. Will this force comic book shops to rethink the business model? If they don't is this the end of many smaller shops in states that a...
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Jim went to Disneyworld a few weeks ago and had a blast especially on Rise Of The Rebellion, and the Smuggler's Run. We talk about the best way to make sure you get a pass, and tips on how to enjoy the park. Tip one, take Jim Beard with you.
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Jim and Fred talk about the big shake-up at the top of DC Comics. What's behind it, and where does the future of DC lead. Does Batman have a new outfit? It would appear so and lots of fans are not happy. And Fred rediscovers Doc Savage, could there be a TV show in the near future?
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Jim and Fred take a look at what's happened to superheroes over the years. Have they become too soft, too real? Jim misses the fantasy, Fred not so much. What's on your reading list this week. Comment in the Facebook page section.
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Jim discovers that a national podcast about Planet Of The Apes has reveiwed his book, Planet Of The Apes-Tales From The Forbidden Zone, and liked it a lot. He is a very happy writer /editor today. We also talk about two great actors we lost this week Kirk Douglas and Robert Conrad. Comic-con season starts soon and Jim will be at quite a few, we'll check his calendar.
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A professor in TX says a white woman shouldn't have written a book of fiction about a Mexican family. Can only white people write about white characters, and African-Americans write AF characters? Where would comic books be if that were the norm back in the day?
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This week Fred and Jim talk about Morbius The Living Vampire and a weird superhero from the 40's named Dr. Hormone. The two have nothing in common except they both show up as a topic this week. New Harley Quinn movie doesn't interest Jim but Fred's on board.
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Fred and Jim try to help DC with the new rumor of a coming 5G event. How do you deal with aging superheroes? Should they retire and pass the torch, come up with a new universe, or kill them off and have someone step into fill the role? And what is the end game for comic book companies. Did The Phantom have it right all along? We want to know what you think.
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Final show of the year for Jim and Fred so they deal with the two biggest stories of the year The Rise Of Skywalker and The Mandalorian. Did your expectations get in the way of you really enjoying TROS? Do people coming to the Star Wars universe since the 90's have a different outlook than those of us who saw the originals when they were original? Final Mandalorian episode airs with a few surprises and new we wait until Fall of...
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Jim and Fred talk about the latest episode of The Mandalorian and what is going on with "the kid" and Jim has seen The Rise of Skywalker and minus spoilers gives us his review.
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Packed show this week with Jim and Fred. Trailers dropped for Black Widow, new Bond film, and WandaVision. Plus the CW has a special DC event starting tonight (Dec 8) that you'll want to hear about. We deal with episode 5 of Mandalorian also. Is that a Star Wars icon at the end of the episode or not?
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The day before Cyber Monday we deal with Christmas shopping for comic book and pulp fiction fans on your list. Fred got a question about a possible African-American Superman and Black superheroes in general. Is "the kid" from Mandalorian turning into Fonzie?
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This week Jim and Fred talk about the new DC characters coming to the CW along with a multi-character series arc. What does the latest Mandalorian episode tell us about Disney plans for merchandising? And finally is the old Superman also the new Superman?
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Star Wars fans are all about The Mandalorian and episode two did not disappoint them. Fred and Jim discuss without spoilers and talk about the new dates dropped by Marvel for movie releases. From the League of Regrettable Superheroes we introduce you to Captain Truth.
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You know we both had to watch The Mandalorian on Disney+ and we both have plenty to say. Fred checked out some old animation of The Avengers also and was not impressed. Leave a comment about what you thought about The Mandalorian and the other offerings on Disney+
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Halloween is Thursday and Fred and Jim talk about how Halloween has changed since they were kids and we take a look at all the broadcast stations that are showing "scary" movie collections. What was your favorite scary film growing up, and now?
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The Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker drops on MNF and Jim and Fred delve into it. Superman will have his identity revealed, yet again. Is it for good this time? And HBO aired the first episode of Watchmen, it's not what you think.
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This week Fred and Jim talk with a fantasy football expert from NFL.COM but not about football. Marcas Grant grew up with comic books and later in life discovered Kolchak: The Night Stalker in reruns. His snarky take on the show was a hit on his Twitter account @MarcasG. We touch base with him about his reaction to Jim's novel Kolchak: The Night Stalker "The Last Temptation"
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Denis Lawson is back in Star Wars. We know why and we know who Denis Lawson is. The reviews are in for Jim's book Kolchack: The Night Stalker. Fred and Jim talk about the new Batwoman show on The CW.
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