Caffeinated Comics on Radio Misfits

Caffeinated Comics on Radio Misfits

A weekly podcast on comics, film, television and collectibles, all fueled by the magic of frappacinos.

Episodes

February 12, 2024 12 mins
There are big plans afoot! Jon heard a podcast idea from Howie Weingarten so good it will shake the foundation of "Caffeinated Comics" itself! Stay tuned for all the details in the next episode. Plus, disappointing Super Bowl ads, a Batman creator steps on Jon's legacy, and pinning all hopes on Ryan Reynolds. [Ep370]
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In the age of social media is anyone worth admiring? Jon and Elliott meet face to face to discuss how to forgive franchises when they turn, keeping politics out of anything, and hating the creators of the things we love. Plus, ageism in comics, skipping "Ghostbusters" and exploring brandy. [Ep369]
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January 31, 2024 17 mins
Jon drops in for a quick podcast when life gets in the way. Jon's son went into the hospital for a routine surgery that felt anything but routine. Jon discusses how Ben is doing now, the calming power of Adam West, and why geek culture is meant to be a distraction, not a stress. [Ep368]
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January 23, 2024 59 mins
Marvel releases an entire streaming series in one day about a D level character while the brand is on decline.So why watch it? Jon and Elliott discuss the return to form for the Netflix Marvel style series, how multiple differentiations keep it from being preachy and why the entire MCU needs to revolve around the Kingpin. Plus, the new Indiana Jones video game, the new, new Doctor Who companion, and the persistent wattage of Adam W...
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2023 shook up the collecting world and Mike Caplan is here to make sense of it. The owner of "Mr. Wayne's Pop Culture Collectibles has a long talk with Jon about the gateway drug of  Funko Pops, how inflation is causing a move to higher-end collectibles and whether there is a ceiling for the prices collectors will pay for something they really want. Plus, podcasting in -11 degrees. [Ep366]
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Howie Weingarten is a die-hard Godzilla fan and has good reasons to be elated and angry. Jon and Howie discuss how the latest Japanese version of Godzilla may be the best iteration since the 50s. Also, why he hates hates hates the new Apple TV series "Monarch: Legacy of Monsters". [Ep364]
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January 2, 2024 25 mins
Everybody hated 2023 and Jon hates that. In a quick minisode, he goes over what he loved about 2023, and it's more than just "Picard: Season 3". Want to add your thoughts? Send a comment to https://www.facebook.com/CaffeinatedComics [Ep364]
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In the midst of layoffs from one of the biggest American toy companies, Jon discusses what went right this year with Captain Toy himself! Michael Crawford runs down his personal Top 10 of 2023, how inflation and experience shapes a collection, and why Mezco is taking up so much of his time. Plus, knowing when to be a completist on a line and knowing when to get out.  [Ep363]
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December 18, 2023 62 mins
The comics market is changing and everyone has their own reason why. Jon and Elliott pore over the social media firestorm over the different ideas comic creators, retailers and fans have for falling comic book sales. From inflation to the end of periodicals to good old finger pointing, every excuse will be examined and dismissed. Plus, loving Mark Waid, feeling conflicted about Joss Whedon and arguing over what makes an argument. [...
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It's Doctor Who's birthday and the BBC are celebrating with a soft reboot! Jon talks to JB Anderton, the host of the podcast "Doctor Who Gives a F*ck" on whether the Doctor is worth caring about again. Plus, breaking continuity, how David Tennant plays the Doctor today and why the long running sci-fi series is actually a magic trick. [Ep361]
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December 4, 2023 65 mins
"Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny" has arrived on Disney Plus and it's brought a new documentary on Harrison Ford with it. Jon and Elliott discuss what the doc covers (and doesn't), how we can get to know the enigmatic Harrison Ford and how Disney Plus can save the reputation of the final Indy film. Plus, unstable digital libraries, the year of old men, and not being able to contain ourselves about "Doctor Who". [Ep360]
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November 29, 2023 65 mins
Jon and Howie Weingarten took the holiday weekend to cram in as many "Mystery Science Theater 3000" level movies as possible. Some were amazing, some were painful and some were unwatchable. But if they were all bad, what's the difference? Jon and Howie discuss the difference in tone and how the filmmakers sense of fun translates to an audience, even if the execution stinks. Plus, how much does nostalgia play into reviewing old movi...
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November 21, 2023 53 mins
Steven Brown returns to the studio to talk MCU. Jon and Steven discuss skipping "The Marvels" to finish Loki Season 2, why Kevin Feige is the new Brian Michael Bendis, and whether pausing creative work recharges it or loses its spark forever. [Ep358]
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We made up for starting our halloween celebration late by keeping it going an extra week. Howie Weingarten returns to speak of his love of haunted houses. He talks about the relationships between the guests and the actors, how out of the way locations bring more people in, and the responses he got when volunteering as his own monster. Plus, the fine line between scaring people and torturing them, how COVID impacted the haunted hous...
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Halloween came last this year! Jon and Howie line up a murderer's row of horror recommendations as November rears its ugly head. Why were Roger Corman's Edgar Allen Poe movies "A" list movies? When did "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" get an identity crisis? And, is "Sorority Babes at the Slimeball Bowl-a-Rama" just a good title? [Ep356]
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Marvel Legend DG Chichester returns to comics in a big way! Dan tells Jon and Elliott all about his new 4-issue limited series "Daredevil: Black Armor" and how he returned to write Matt Murdock after 25 years. Plus, the shadow of Frank Miller, the next generation of Marvel talent and the kickstarter for his new creator-owned comic "Axles Infernal"! [Ep355]
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October 24, 2023 68 mins
Todd comes to the podcast with a Kickstarter already funded, so he tells Jon and Steven what's in store for his latest novel and audiobook. Then, Todd uses his unique view into the comic book landscape to explain why sales charts no longer exist, what might actually be a hit and just what is going on with digital comics. [Ep354]
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A comic legend has passed away. Jon and Elliott discuss how Keith Giffen' dark art style and quirky sense of humor made him the backbone of DC comics for a generation, from Legion of Superheroes and Ambush Bug to Justice League International and 52 (not to mention creating Lobo). Plus, the return of Frasier Crane, why Loki is the new Doctor and how to let Batman back into your life. [Ep353]
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October 10, 2023 67 mins
Want to live in Jerry Seinfeld's apartment? Neal Fischer can get you the next big thing. His new book "Behind the Screens" showcases floorplans from tv's greatest shows from "The Brady Bunch" to "Scandal". Jon and Neal discuss the missing fourth wall in most tv homes, impossible hallways and props that exist through the decades. Plus, missing writer's rooms, nostalgia through streaming and the last iconic set. [Ep352]
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October 3, 2023 62 mins
Toy Fair returns but in the fall, with no new announcements and planning to leave New York for New Orleans. Jon and Elliott discuss the changing face of press events, whether conventions are still the backbone of the industry and why AI doesn't matter. Plus, streaming Vincent Price, VHS tapes and the problem with being Spider-Boy. [Ep351]
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