Analog EP94: Theo Throws Water

It’s a special double-episode week! Theo and Bovi tackle a huge E3 episode themselves, while Josh takes on jolly old London! Covering the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer!

Loads of E3 reveals from Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, and more. Casting and updates for Snake Eyes, Bill and Ted, Frozen 2, and even some X-Men stuff on this week’s episode of Analog! Check out the episode, and follow us on Instagram – Instagram.com/AnalogCast! Check out the links below to listen, and please Rate & Review us on iTunes!

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Square Enix’ Avengers Project to be Revealed at E3

After first unveiling the project nearly two years ago, Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics have revealed that their highly anticipated Avengers video game project will be officially revealed at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo. Details are intensely scarce on this project, but it’s exciting to see more, soon.

The Square Enix E3 presentation will be livestreamed on Monday, June 10th, and 6:00pm EST.

SPOILERS: New Spider-Man: Far From Home Trailer Now Online

The newest trailer for Marvel Studios’ Spider-Man: Far From Home is now online and it contains quite a few major spoilers for Avengers: Endgame, which has now passed Titanic as the #2 largest movie of all time with $2.18 billion. After joining his friends on a European vacation, Peter Parker is thrust into a larger-than-life adventure alongside Nick Fury. It’s tough to get into anything deeper without going into spoiler territory, so watch the trailer at your own risk!

Starring a returning Tom Holland as Peter Parker, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio, and Zendaya as “MJ.” The film co-stars Jacob Batalon as Ned, Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, and Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill. Spider-Man: Far From Home hits theaters on July 2nd.

Analog EP90: We’re In The Endgame Now

SPOILER WARNING!

Josh, Theo, and Bovi are back to cover the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer!

The insane Sonic the Hedgehog trailer, and Suicide Squad casting, as well as over an hour of Avengers: Endgame chat! Spoiler warning! Check out the episode, and follow us on Instagram – Instagram.com/AnalogCast! Check out the links below to listen, and please Rate & Review us on iTunes!

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Pull Box: May 1

Laying the groundwork for much of the remainder of the year, DC Comics has some lofty plans as many of their biggest stories come to a head over the course of 2019. The truth of Leviathan and their rise to power has been fantastic, and it’s only going to get better from here. Then there’s Perpetua and the fall of the Source Wall, as Lex Luthor and the Legion of Doom continue to hatch the craziest plan I have ever seen. It’s going to be a great year!

That was a wildly beautiful issue as the realization of where they were set in. When Hal realized the truth he instantly leapt into action, not letting anything to the entity inside his Power Ring. The entity that he loves and cares for so much. It was a beautiful way of showing just how important his position in the Green Lantern Corps is to him. Just how much it’s changed his life.

Oh man, this is ramping up so hard. Darksied is a member of this Universe’s Legion of Doom! Batman is given the choice to kill Superman to save the Multiverse, and he does it. Or does he? What’s interesting is that the World Forger mentioned the fact that both Batman and Superman have Fifth Dimension Imps… assigned to them. That’s a strange thought, and is interesting to think about.

This just exploded into a much larger story. The Gemworld battle is interesting, but the flashback to Tim Drake learning part of the truth… about the New 52, and Rebirth, and the lost 10 years of their lives. That’s what this is all about! Slowly but surely it’s all coming back! The memories, characters, and status quo from before! Man, this slow burn has been great, with more heroes slowly learning. But I’ve noticed that it’s always the sidekicks. Wally West, and now Tim Drake. It’s interesting.

After several months of being trapped in the basement of Arkham Asylum, subdued and injected with the most potent fear toxin on the planet, Batman has broken free and he is pissed. After laying absolute waste to a number of villains, even laughing while beating them down, he sends a message to Bane. He’s coming back with an army, and it should be so awesome to see this all play out.

It seems pretty random to me that DC would be releasing a zombie book in the summer. Albeit one based on the Anti-Life Equation, which is pretty genius. It’s not the most original idea (Marvel Zombies, anybody?) but it has the potential to be pretty fun if it’s done right. I just really hope that it’s done right.

By far, the largest and most epic of anything we’ve seen from War of the Realms up to this point, which is saying quite a bit. The Avengers were split into teams, with each one being given a particular task. Captain America and his team are tracking down Thor on Jotunheim, while Lady Freyja and her team secure the Black Bifrost. Then there’s Captain Marvel’s team whose job it is to just kick as much ass as possible. This is moving quick, and it’s awesome.

Beyond reason, The Punisher is the breakout character in the War of the Realms with his insight to war being valuable beyond belief to helping secure key points across the realms, and stop Malekith. This was yet another example of just that, and it was awesome.

Pull Box: April 17

The end of “Knightmares” has finally come with the truth behind all of this finally coming to light. An innovation on Scarecrow’s fear toxin has driven Bruce into his own mind, to face his own fears, and only his greatest fear can save him: the truth about himself. Maybe Batman truly isn’t capable of that type of love. The type that drives a relationship forward, allowing two people to give themselves to one another completely. It’s horribly tragic, but maybe it’s true. On top of that, Thomas Wayne really is there, working with Bane and claiming himself the true Batman, but how did he even get there? Still more questions remain.

I’m not sure what it is, but the mysteries in this book have me eating out of the palm of their hands. Naomi’s past is so interesting, even though we know next to nothing. Now, we know that Dee and her Father are warring aliens who decided to just have normal lives on Earth, and we know that there is certainly something different about Naomi herself. The mysterious black box, and what almost looked like a White Lantern logo? It couldn’t have been, given the small differences, but it is certainly inspired by that.

And the award for best retcon of all time goes to Scott Snyder and Justice League. With an effortless flick of his pen, Snyder has merged the entire history of the Crisis on Infinite Earths, and the Anti-Monitor, as well as his motivations and history into the modern age. We now know the true history of Perpetua and her children, and the life they cursed themselves to in order to stop her machinations. That was storytelling at its most masterful.

As expected, even after being eaten by his own Frost Giant Father, Loki still cannot die. Even being digested, quite grotesquely, I might add, in the gullet of Laufey, he just subconsciously will not give up despite his pleas otherwise. Knowing that Loki is indirectly responsible for the creation of the horrible Malekith that started the War of the Realms was quite the revelation. Now, we get to see what Loki does with that information.

That was a jam-packed issue that was full of everything you could possibly ask for. Insane action, revelations and character development galore, and even more insane action. Jane Foster is the All-Mother of Asgard, as Freyja leaves for Jotunheim to find Thor, and Odin falls into the Odinsleep to heal his wounds before leaving for Svartalfehim to destroy the Black Bifrost. This is absolutely fantastic, and easily the best even Marvel has had in some time.

It’s interesting to see the front-row seat that Punisher of all people has taken in this massive war. The anti-hero with the fewest powers taking on these otherworldly creatures of unspeakable horror is impressive, and that’s most likely why that choice was made. With that being said, the usual amount of gore and blood was at play here, and it was jarring in all the right ways given how Thor books usually can be.

This is how you know Marvel is taking the War of the Realms seriously, with these small tie-in stories that show just how many heroes are actually involved in this event. The Daredevil story was obviously the stand-out here, and I’m actually excited to see how the Man Without Fear got a hold of the sword of Heimdall, giving him god-like powers. The Wolverine and Punisher story was also pretty fantastic, but one has to wonder where all of the Avengers are?

Avengers: Endgame Final Trailer Now Online

This is it. The final trailer for Avengers: Endgame has been released. With the film 10 days away, Marvel Studios opted to celebrate the long and incredible journey to get to this point. Marvel Studios has changed the landscape of cinema and pop culture forever with its 22-film journey, with no signs of slowing down in the future.

The trailer is light on new footage, but heavy on hype, with any fan that wasn’t yet excited (how?) sure to be after watching this montage. Avengers: Endgame tickets are on sale now, but moving fast, with the film releasing in theaters on April 26th.

Analog EP86: We’re Shaped Like Clothes

Josh, Theo, and Bovi have returned for one hell of an episode! Covering the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer!

Trailers for Avengers: Endgame and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, as well as news on the DC Universe, Child’s Play, and the Sega Genesis Mini, plus loads of talk on Wrestlemania on this week’s episode of Analog! Check out the episode, and follow us on Instagram – Instagram.com/AnalogCast! Check out the links below to listen, and please Rate & Review us on iTunes!

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Special Look at Avengers: Endgame; Tickets On Sale Now

Marvel Studios has shared a new special look at Avengers: Endgame, featuring loads of new footage, and the return of Thanos! Additionally, tickets for the epic conclusion to the Infinity Saga are now on sale, so go grab them, because they’re moving quick.

The new trailer shows the remaining Avengers venturing into space to confront Thanos directly after Tony and Nebula’s return to Earth. Given that we know the marketing only shows the beginning of the film, we should expect plenty more surprises in store for the team.

Marvel Releases Horde of Avengers: Endgame Character Posters

It looks like the hype train is running full steam on one of the most anticipated cinematic events in film history, with Marvel releasing a bevy of character posters for Avengers: Endgame. The posters were released by the many cast members across various social media outlets.

The posters show the remaining Avengers in full-color, with those that fell victim to Thanos in black and white. The tagline “Avenge The Fallen” adorning every poster. It’s a punch to the heart for fans of the franchise as we have only one month remaining until Avengers: Endgame hits theaters on April 26th. Hit the jump to check out all of the posters in full quality.

UPDATE: Additional posters have been released. Check the full list out after the jump.

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Iron Man VR Announced for PlayStation 4

Sony dropped a pleasant surprise last night with the announcement that Iron Man VR would be releasing on the PlayStation 4. The game will be releasing later this year, and will put players head-first into the vaunted Iron Man armor that Tony Stark uses to defeat his enemies, alongside his A.I. secretary, Friday.

The first trailer can be seen above, which shows off the amazing visuals, and confirms that Ghost, last seen in Ant-Man and the Wasp, will be the main antagonist.

Hulkbuster Confirmed for Avengers: Endgame

Though it’s not entirely unexpected given the stakes in the upcoming finale to the Infinity Saga, a Chinese banner for Avengers: Endgame has confirmed the return of Tony Stark’s Hulkbuster armor, seen previously in Avengers: Infinity War being piloted by Bruce Banner.

The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.

You can hit the jump to check out a full size look at the fantastic banner.

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Analog EP84: Blue In The Face

Josh, Theo, and Bovi are back from their hiatus with one of the biggest episodes ever! Covering the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer.

Trailers for Avengers: Endgame, Aladdin, and Toy Story 4, as well as tons of news from Marvel, Disney, and DC Entertainment on casting and directorial fronts. The return of James Gunn, as well as his next project, and Google’s crazy new game system. All on this week’s massive episode of Analog! Check out the episode, and follow us on Instagram – Instagram.com/AnalogCast! Check out the links below to listen, and please Rate & Review us on iTunes!

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New Trailer for Avengers: Endgame Now Online

Following the release, and subsequent record-breaking opening weekend, of Captain Marvel, Marvel Studios has released a new full-length trailer for Avengers: Endgame giving us our best look yet at the upcoming film. The new trailer gives us confirmation of Captain Marvel being with our heroes in the film, as well as Iron Man and Nebula confirmed to find their way back to Earth fairly early on in the film. We even get a look at the rumored Quantum Realm suits for the team, which are quite impressive in motion.

Avengers: Endgame looks to shatter quite a few records when it releases on April 26th, being the final chapter in The Avengers saga, and ending the third phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

First Live-Action Image from Avengers: Endgame

Thanks to the most unusual of sources we now have our first live-action piece of promotional art from Avengers: Endgame. The image of the six original Avengers was released as part of an Avengers: Endgame-themed contest run by popcorn company, Orville Redenbacher. The image gives us our first look at Hulk’s new costume, as well as a good look at Clint Barton in his new Ronin garb. It even shows new costumes for Captain America, and Black Widow.

“After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War, the universe is in ruins due to the efforts of the Mad Titan, Thanos. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers must assemble once more in order to undo Thanos’ actions and restore order to the universe once and for all, no matter what consequences may be in store.”

Avengers: Endgame hits theaters on April 26th.