WIZARDS The Podcast Guide To Comics

WIZARDS The Podcast Guide To Comics

Adam & Michael re-examine the 90's comic book boom through the pages of Wizard magazine.

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February 1, 2023 43 min

In this mini-episode we catch up with the Jim & Todd Hype Machine tally that was omitted from the main episode. Plus, Wizard contests, Top 10 lists, reviews of X-Man, Savage Dragon and more!

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Joe and Mike from the Dollar Bin Bandits podcast join your WIZARDS hosts to talk Grant Morrison and Howard Porter's version of DC Comics Justice League of America in the Wizard JLA Special from 1997. Are super teams effective? Is Howard Porter's art good or bad? Is there a member of the team lamer than Aquaman? All this and more are debated, so listen now!

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We're joined by Gabe from GabeLoves90sComics to talk Erik Larsen's outrageous Savage Dragon, superhero revamps, X-Man aka Nate Grey, The Darkness, Witchblade and more!

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In 1996, Wizard published the Jim Lee Tribute Edition Special magazine, celebrating the highest selling and most influential artist in comics of the 90's. We assembled a group of fans to explore the issue and analyze the man, the myth, the legend during a Zoom event that produced a fantastic discussion. Listen now!

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Prolific author, comic book writer and former VP of Marketing at Wildstorm gives us a behind the scenes look at his work with Jim Lee during the boom period of 90's comics and beyond. From the early days of Image, to Heroes Reborn at Marvel and the sale to DC Comics, this insider look at the Wildstorm story is fascinating and fun. Listen now!

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Your hosts discuss a live action Legion of Super-Heroes movie Casting Call from Wizard 67, explore The Skinny reviews of Green Lantern & Untold Tales of Spider-Man comics, check in on the Top 10 Heroes & Villains list and more 90's comics nostalgia. Listen now!

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We reunite several members of the founding ToyFare magazine staff to share the origins of the beloved action figure magazine in this roundtable discussion. Scott Beatty, Steve Blackwell, Brian Cunningham and Andrew Kardon share behind the scenes stories of Twisted ToyFare Theatre, what jokes almost kept ToyFare out of Toys R Us and so much more!

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December 21, 2022 106 min

The holiday season is all about TOYS and so in this bonus episode, we're exploring the first two ToyFare Specials that launched your favorite action figure comedy magazine. Go Behind the scenes at Toy Biz, discover the origins of Twisted ToyFare Theatre and so much more!

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Adam is joined by former WIZARDS co-host, Steven and his friend, Ritchie, who shares stories from his time working on the set of the 2008 Iron Man film, being gifted prototypes of Toy Biz Spider-Man toys and brushes with future Superman, Brandon Routh. Plus, the crew has a lot of laughs talking about Heroes Reborn, Daredevil, Manga and more 90's comics nostalgia.

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Adam & Michael discuss a live action The Flash movie Casting Call, explore Wizard's 1997 reviews of Nightwing, Generation X & The X-Files comics, check in on the Top 10 Heroes & Villains list and more 90's comics nostalgia. Listen now!

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November 30, 2022 47 min

Adam & Michael are joined by 7 awesome listeners, making their selections for the ultimate 90's superhero team, in our 1st Annual Fantasy Superhero Draft. Watch the fun as these mighty geeks battle it out for the top talent, in order to win a HUGE 90's comic book grab bag.

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Superman turns electric blue! Wizard finds out who really should have won in DC versus Marvel! Peter David mocks Marvel! Gen 13 is the most 90s book ever! Plus, find out about the return of WIZARDS The Patreon Guide To Comics and more!

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November 16, 2022 58 min

We are joined by a panel of former Wizard magazine staffers including Brian Cunningham, Doug Goldstein, Mike Fasolo and Steve Blackwell to pay tribute to their friend and former Editor In Chief of Wizard, Pat McCallum, who passed away in 2022. Hilarious memories and touching stories of a man who made life more fun for all who knew him are shared in this very special episode.

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Top 10 lists abound from the Wizard 1996 Year-End issue, plus Adam reviews the Kesel/Nord run of Daredevil, reveals an outtake from Episode 65 and did you know there was an X-Men themed Laser Tag? All this and more 90's comics nostalgia. Listen now!

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For the 1996 Year-Ender we're joined by Dean Compton from The Unspoken Decade blog to tackle the tough geek questions: Was Hero Illustrated better than Wizard? Was DC better than Marvel in the 90's? Did Rob Liefeld dominate comic book controversy in 1996? Plus a Savage Dragon Casting Call, discussion of what makes a good comic book crossover and more 90's comic book nostalgia.

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We discuss a Star Trek Casting Call with Jeff from the Trekology podcast, read vintage reviews Gen 13 JLA & Daredevil, the Wizard staffers party 'til they puke and a defense of ROB LIEFELD? Plus Mort of the Month, contests and more! 

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We're joined by Andrew Cahak of the Life Was Peachy podcast to discuss the 10 year anniversary of The Dark Knight Returns, the legacy of Angela from Spawn, the return of the one true Spider-Man, the state of the Comics Code Authority in 1996, plus ROB LIEFELD SPEAKS about his departure from Image Comics. All this and plenty of laughs on the latest episode of WIZARDS!

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Adam reviews the Gen 13 thirteenth issue crossover extravaganza, explores The Ultimate Warrior doing 90's comics, Top 10 Ugliest Heroes and Villains,  Mort of the Month, contests and more!

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Michael explains the 1st annual Fantasy Superhero Draft Zoom event taking place on Thursday, October 13th from 8:30pm EST-10:30pm EST, where 8 lucky listeners can join the WIZARDS hosts to create the ultimate superhero team and win a WIZARDS Prize Pack. The rules are explained in this special podcast, but you'll get more out of the video presentation on the WIZARDS Podcast YouTube Channel at this link https://youtu.be/VxI8utNCq...

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It's the Wizard Halloween issue, packed with tricks and treats. Superman gets hitched! Top Cow's blade gets witched! Liefeld gets ditched! A Preacher movie gets pitched! All this and so much more in this nostalgic sugar rush of an episode.

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