The Short Box: A Comic Book Podcast

The Short Box: A Comic Book Podcast

A weekly comic book podcast hosted by a diverse crew of sarcastic fanboys, centered on reviews, recommendations, artist spotlights, and interviews with industry professionals.... Show More

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October 14, 2020 52 min

This is the last stop on our road to 300 before we drop our landmark show, next week. Here is a remastered version of the episode that started it all, the first episode of the Short Box from December 2012, starring the OG crew talking about the infamous Amazing Spider-Man #700 leak and bonding over their Jerome Opena man-crush. This episode also includes a special bonus segment featuring an outtake from our upcoming 300th episode (...

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October 7, 2020 83 min

Comic book artist and illustrator, Jim Rugg (Afrodiasiac, Street Angel,PLAIN Janes), joins us to talk about his new comic, Octobriana 1976, the world's first fluorescent black light comic, and the success of Cartoonist Kayfabe, TMNT, teaching visual narrative, and answers some questions from the Kayfabe Community. 

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September 30, 2020 93 min

We're reviewing Mike Mignola's first solo-written Hellboy story, The Wolves of St. August, as suggested by our patrons. Everyone's favorite occult investigator travels to the Balkans to find it decimated by angry ghosts and an associate murdered by a living werewolf, thanks to a 780-yr-old curse that’s been put on the town. 
Other topics include: Fan mail (01:01:48) & Champion Season segment (01:16:23)

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September 16, 2020 76 min

Our road to 300 begins now! We're revisiting key episodes from the Short Box saga, starting with a remastered version of the first episode featuring the crew you know today. Originally released as "Ep.134 From One to Loki", this episode also happens be Ashley's debut as a full time host! Throwback topics include: 2016 E3 hype, Dark Knight 3, and an introduction to Ashley and her comic picks. 

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September 9, 2020 117 min

The crew have an in depth discussion about the comic book series that inspired the New Mutants movie, the "Demon Bear Saga"  (10:32). Ed shares his thoughts on the movie's adaptation (1:02:45) and everyone pays respect to Chadwick Boseman (1:21:30). Hear our full New Mutants movie review here 

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September 2, 2020 73 min

Desiree Rodriguez, an Eisner award-winning editor, and comic writer, stops by to chat about her role at Lion Forge comics, working with Gail Simone on Catalyst Prime: Seven Days, where she sees the industry going, and how her Latinx heritage has played a part in her journey. 

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August 26, 2020 29 min

This episode was recorded live at Gotham City Limit's Free Comic Book Day event.  Badr interviewed fans in attendance and the staff about the FCBD offerings, and DC Fandome movie trailers like The Batman, Wonder Woman 1984, Justice League #Snydercut, and the Suicide Squad sequel. 

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August 19, 2020 108 min

The crew share their personal top five comic artist list (22:40) and discuss the DC layoffs and Jim Lee's response (55:58). Bets are wagered on the outcome of this year's superhero movies: New Mutants, Black Widow, or Wonder Woman 1984 (1:08:45), and Cesar turns in his Hamilton & Southern Bastards homework (08:06) 

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The Short Box is excited to premiere the pilot episode of the Bart of Darkness' upcoming podcast debut: Simpsons Is Greater Than, a show about the cultural impact of the Simpsons. Press play to listen to Warren's interview with Yeardley Smith, the iconic voice actress of Lisa Simpson. 

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Warren Evans, aka Bart of Darkness, is back for a special conversation introducing his upcoming podcast debut: "Simpsons Is Greater Than", a podcast about the creative impact of The Simpsons. We'll be premiering the pilot episode, his interview with the legendary Yeardley Smith, on this feed Wednesday, August 12th, and it's a must-listen!  

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August 5, 2020 121 min

The crew catch up on listener emails (09:37), revisit the Michael Jordan of comic artist debate (11:53), get nostalgic over Marvel trading cards (27:27), speculate on the fate of the DC Universe app (55:39), and share their dream Scott Snyder Marvel project (1:12:18)

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July 29, 2020 144 min

The crew celebrates the career, and talent of Art Adams, and his influence on  a generation of comicbook artists, in addition to discussing the New Mutants trailer, Helstrom, and other Comic-Con@Home related news


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July 15, 2020 120 min

Badr and Drew pay Walt a visit to discuss Empyre's prelude issues (10:57), debate who is the Michael Jordan of comic book artists (45:00), and tackle Drew's doubt in Rick Remender (01:03:23). Who do you think is the MJ of comicbooks? What's your top Backburner Series? Leave us an email, or message us @theshortboxjax

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Last week, we invited a select group of Short Box Patrons to join us for a secret live show. The conversation was focused on Roger Corman's, unreleased 1994 Marvel movie, "The Fantastic Four", and the comic series of the same name. This week's episode is audio from that show! Visit our YouTube Channel for the video version!

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July 1, 2020 109 min

The hosts of The Creator's Corner, Greg Hopkins & Cory Pommell, join us to talk about their upcoming virtual comic convention: Comic Conline (July 9-12th), favorite convention stories, and working alongside Stanley "Artgerm" Lau  on Artgerm Collectibles. We also find time to catch up on emails from the Short Box Nation!

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June 24, 2020 131 min

Malcolm "The Mayor" Jackson joins Badr and Drew for a 2hr-long conversation with a wide-array of topics including Kung-Fu flicks, Gundam, Age of Apocalypse, the Eisner Award nominations, and Malc's experience with the  recent protests.

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June 17, 2020 140 min

Four months after his Short Box first appearance, Bryan Brumleve returns to talk more about being a new comic collector, allowing Badr and Cesar to step into the shoes of a new fan, and share their tips on navigating the expanse world of comic books.

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June 3, 2020 88 min

This crew reunites for their first in-person recording since March! Shaggy Black joins as a guest co-host, as part of his last weekend in Jax, to help cover recent news and headlines. Check out the time-stamps below for topics:

Topics by timestamps: 

  • Newsarama joining GamesRadar - 00:10:01
  • Justice League Synder Cut - 00:17:51
  • HBO Max - 00:32:16 
  • Champion Segment - 01:09:40 
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    May 20, 2020 117 min

    The full crew is back to discuss recent news & announcements, their first bad comic book experience, and catch-up on listener emails. Check out the timestamps below for key topics:

  • Comic Shops reopening -  00:07:50
  • SFWA adding Comic Book writers - 00:23:00
  • Mark Waid & Neal Adams Fantastic Four comic - 00:28:31
  • Sandman audio series - 00:30:53
  • Junji Ito coming to Adult Swim - 00:40:09
  • Listener emails - 1:01:07
  • Bad comic experience -...
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    May 6, 2020 78 min

    Cesar hosts part two of our Hotline episode featuring more Short Box friends and patrons. Find out what comics, movies, books, and activities fellow listeners are championing this round. 

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