The Short Box: A Comic Book Podcast

The Short Box: A Comic Book Podcast

Since 2012, The Short Box has entertained listeners around the world with great conversations about comic books and pop-culture. Join the crew every Wednesday for comic spotlights, interviews with the best comic creators in the industry, and recommendations worthy of your time. Make yours Short Box!

Episodes

May 18, 2022 90 min

We're re-releasing this classic episode in honor of the recent passing of George Pérez

Back in September 2019, The remarkable career of George Pérez was the subject for the 9th installment of our Artist Spotlight series (as selected by our Patrons). We explored his extensive career, recounted the many contributions he provided to comics, and shared personal stories from meeting the man himself.

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    Cesar is back with us this week, so we've got a lot of catching up to do. We covered a handful of topics, and made sure to dedicate plenty of time to celebrate the careers of two comic legends who recently left us. Rest in Peace to George Pérez and Neal Adams, respectively

    TIMESTAMPS: 

  • George Perez tribute (00:09:42)
  • Neal Adams tribute (00:29:35)
  • Frank Miller Presents (00:50:20)
  • Batman dethrones Joe Rogen (00:57:28)
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    Badr & Drew say farewell to their pals, Marc, Steven...and Jake?! And discuss what happened in the season finale, and contemplate on what two MCU cameos were possibly cut from this episode.  Watch the full unedited video version of this podcast on our YouTube!

    SUPPORT THE SHOW: 

  • Buy some merch from our store, and use the discount code "YOO" to save 10%. 
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    The 2006 limited series: New Avengers: Illuminati, which chronicled the earliest clandestine adventures of Marvel's secret society, gets the spotlight treatment (thanks to our Patron's pick) to celebrate their forthcoming appearance in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (Spoiler free!)

    ALSO IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Introduction to the Illuminati (00:05:05)
  • Live-action adaptation predictions (00:44:07)
  • Comic-picks for June (00...
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    Badr & Drew get sentimental talking about Marc's troubled childhood as portrayed in last week's emotional Moon Knight episode. Watch the full unedited video version of this podcast on our YouTube!

    SUPPORT THE SHOW: 

  • Buy some merch from our store, and use the discount code "YOO" to save 10%. 
  • Want to hear these episodes, and more, the second we post them? Subscribe to our Patreon
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    April 27, 2022 60 min

    Here's the fourth installment of our Moon Knight series rewatch and review series. Listen to Badr & Drew recap, react, and comment on the episode all-in-one, and attempt to make sense of what transpired this week (you know the scene we're talking about). Watch the full unedited video version of this podcast on our YouTube!

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    Badr & Drew fire up the third episode of Moon Knight and provide commentary as the episode plays, share their predictions for Marc's potential third personality, and ponder how the gods/deities in the MCU could all be related. Watch the full unedited video version of this podcast on our YouTube!

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  • Buy some merch from our store, and use the discount code "YOO" to save 10%. 
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    Jordan Blanco is the creator of the ultimate social network for comic book fans: League of Comic Geeks. The platform helps collectors discover and discuss comics, organize their collections, and more. Jordan talks with Badr about the origin of the League, and how he's helping improve the comic experience for readers, retailers, and comic creators around the world.

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    Badr & Drew rewatch the second episode of Moon Knight, and share their reactions, opinions, and predictions while the episode plays. Fire up Disney+ and watch along with us! Watch the full unedited video version of this podcast on our YouTube!

    SUPPORT THE SHOW: 

  • Buy some merch from our store, and use the discount code "YOO" to save 10%. 
  • Want to hear these episodes the second we post them? Subscribe to our Patreon
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    Badr & Drew rewatch the premiere of Moon Knight, and share their reactions, opinions, and predictions while the episode plays. Fire up Disney+ and watch along with us! (starting at 00:07:00), and watch the video version of this podcast on our YouTube!

    SUPPORT THE SHOW: 

  • Buy some merch from our store, and use the discount code "YOO" to save 10%. 
  • Want to hear these episodes the second we post them? Subscribe to our Patr...
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    The 2014 Moon Knight comic series (by Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey), responsible for introducing Moon Knight's "Mr. Knight" persona, gets the spotlight treatment this week, just in time for the new Disney+ series!

    ALSO IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Moon Knight vs Batman comparisons (00:28:45)
  • Live-action predictions (00:37:30)
  • Fistful of Comics (00:47:09)
  • Digital vs physical comics (01:03:48)
  • DC Shadow War Alpha #1 giveaway (01:13...
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    We're talking about a select handful of the latest comic news and headlines from this month, for another installment of our SBX News series 

    TOPICS IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Metallica invests in Vault Comics (00:08:03)
  • Riddler prequel comic by Paul Dano (00:18:22)
  • Mandalorian comic series announced (00:24:13)
  • Daredevil reboot rumor (00:30:11)
  • New comics arriving in April (00:37:10)
  • Favorite entertainment picks (00:51:14)
  • MERCH & PERKS: 

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    March 16, 2022 87 min

    It's an all Batman episode this week, so buckle in, and SPOILER WARNING if you haven't seen The Batman yet.  We spend a lot of time recapping the movie, and talking about our favorite scenes and characters

    ALSO IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Comic recommendations based on the movie (01:10:06)
  • Top 5 Batmobiles (01:13:05)
  • MERCH & PERKS: 

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    Jim Rugg joins us once again, to talk about his new comic: Hulk: Grand Design. Jim discusses the success of the Grand Design series (00:11:33), what he learned after reading over 10,000 pages of Hulk comics (00:26:54), the best Hulk artists of all time (00:47:59), and answers some fan questions about ninja comics, skateboarding, and more (01:16:23) 

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  • The founder of Cosmic Lion Productions calls in to talk about W...
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    The 1996 award-winning comic, Batman: The Long Halloween, won our last spotlight poll, and is credited as being a major influence on the upcoming The Batman film (according to director Matt Reeves). We decided to see how it holds up, and figure out how it might fit into the new film

    OTHER SEGMENTS: 

  • Check out our favorite entertainment picks this week (00:58:30)
  • Tell us your Top 5 Batmobiles to win an exclusive comic from us! (00:57:0...
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    February 23, 2022 64 min

    Drew joins in on the celebration, and talks about his most treasured comics of all time, shares a pitch for his favorite Z-list Marvel character, and recalls his favorite convention memories, and the "grails" that got away. Plus, some Batman & Peacemaker talk! 

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    February 16, 2022 146 min

    To celebrate this epic milestone (350 episodes!!), we answered your questions about our favorite comics of all time, the most treasured items in our collections, and talked about our favorite moments from the past 10 years, in this extra-sized episode. Thank you to everyone who submitted questions. We couldn't do this without you, Short Box Nation! (Q&A starts at 00:09:34)

    Plus, our regular segment highlighting the best ente...

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    February 9, 2022 120 min

    Bill Morrison, is a comic artist, the former editor-in-chief of MAD Magazine, and one of the co-founders of Bongo Comics. He joins the show this week for a comic-heavy conversation about his love of golden age Batman, working with Matt Groening on the Simpsons, the origin of Radioactive Man, run-ins with comic legends, becoming a Marvel fanboy, and recounts the time he partied with Princess Leila!

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    January 26, 2022 133 min

    The expansive career of Jim Lee, one of the most revered and respected artists in American comics, is the topic of our latest Artist Spotlight series. We talked about how his work has personally impacted us (00:09:18), the promise he made to his parents, and his early career (00:19:04), setting a world record at Marvel, and then leaving to create his own studio (00:34:35), his meteoric rise at DC with Batman (00:55:53), and how he ...

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    We're covering the latest comic news and pop culture headlines from the past month. Topics include: a record setting Spider-Man art piece (00:05:40), Jeff Lemiere's Image exclusive deal (00:14:41), the return of Astro City (00:20:10), Marvel's Netflix shows (00:30:14), and updates on the new Batman animated series (00:36:59). All this, and listeners react to our Star Wars episode! (00:54:02)

    Plus, regular segments highl...

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