Chris Evans Confirms Departure from the MCU


Avengers 4 is currently undergoing a few re-shoots before its release next May, but after that, Chris Evans has confirmed something inevitable that we all knew was coming. He is leaving the role of Steve Rogers aka. Captain America, to pursue other ventures as his contract is expired. His contract actually expired after Infinity War, but he opted to see the story through to the end.

Captain America is expected to be one of the casualties of the Infinity War, much like his comic book counterpart was killed after the events of Civil War. Afterwards, Bucky Barnes aka. The Winter Soldier took up the mantle of his long-time best friend, which fits with the redemption story that Marvel is telling with the now White Wolf.


Pull Box: March 21


After years of building, we’ve finally seen the moment… the moment that Jane Foster became Thor, and changed not only Marvel as a whole, but the entire landscape of comics. It was just as satisfying as her entire run as the Mighty Thor has been. The moment where she took her helmet off was when I lost it, and started to tear up, unsure of what the future will hold for this wonderful Thor.
A tragic conclusion to yet another incredible arc for Tom King’s run on Batman. This Poison Ivy arc has been absolutely astounding, and the realization that Ivy’s motivation for it all was a lie from the beginning, a ruse perpetrated by Riddler to manipulate her emotionally during the War of Jokes and Riddles… that was some masterful writing.
Damage is just on the verge of becoming a great and interesting story, but thus far it’s still just on the edge. It’s a character we’ve seen a thousand times, but he’s mixing it up with Wonder Woman, and now with Batman. Throwing Batman into the mix is certain to spice things up a bit, and hopefully push it over the edge like his “New Age of Heroes” brethren.
I’m still so confused, but delighted by this book. There’s still a pretty heavy mystery happening here, but Neal Adams is so obsessed with writing such batshit dialogue that we’ve gotten almost no exposition on the actual happenings. Or perhaps we have, and I just haven’t pieced it together yet? It’s hard to say, but I will certainly keep reading, and hoping this makes a little more sense.
Naturally, the opposite of Doom is Fun, and Bizarro’s Legion of Fun is set to definitely be one of the funnest things in comics, right now. Changing the Earth to be round, and causing energy shifts. It was a nice touch that Superman is so experienced with the Bizarro World that he knew immediately what to do about Boyzarro, and how to speak with him and the rest of the Bizarro family. It went a long way to making him the seasoned veteran.
I love Batman in magical stories. He’s so out of his element, but he refuses to let it phase him. He’s convinced that magic is just science that we don’t yet understand, but he pushes himself to understand it. To manipulate it, and be able to control it in his own way. Thus far, the Wonder Woman aspects of this story have been lack luster, but the addition of Batman should definitely up the ante and make this story more fun and mysterious.
I’m not going to lie. I just caught up on Thanos and it is fabulous. Particularly this most recent arc with The Rider, and glorious time travel. There’s so much to love happening here that it can’t help but make one smile while reading it. These stories are always the best, and this one is no different. I’m just excited to see how it concludes, and worry that they won’t be able to get past the bar that they themselves have set.

Analog EP45: Technical Dissiculties


We’re back from hiatus! Sorta! Josh and Theo have returned sans Bovi after a bout of technical difficulties to cover the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer!

The latest Nintendo Direct, Shazam, a few badass trailers, and some possibly bad news for Deadpool 2! Check out this week’s episode of Analog! Check out the links below to listen, and please Rate & Review us on iTunes!


New Avengers: Infinity War Trailer

Marvel Studios has shared the newest trailer for Avengers: Infinity War and it’s filled to the brim with action and character interaction that we’ve dreamed of for years. Iron Man and Star Lord, Captain America fighting Thanos, and Doctor Strange and Spider-Man… all moments in this one trailer, and it still manages to not spoil the plot, at all.

It’s an impressive trailer, and definitely one pushing the hype train forward in a big way for Avengers: Infinity War. Additionally, tickets are now on sale at all major online ticket retailers! Get them now, because they’re going fast!

Pull Box: March 14


That was the absolute best way to reintroduce newer readers to General Sam Lane and his tensions with Superman, while also creating a new arc involving Hank Henshaw and the inevitability of the corruption of Superman’s Kryptonian technology. I’m not sure where that story is going, but it’s sure to blow up in Superman’s face in some crazy way.
There are so many moving pieces to the story taking place in Detective Comics right now, but like a game of chess, each piece is vital to the endgame, and it’s looking to be a great story. Batwoman and the Colony, the fall of the Knights Program and Batman’s unraveling trust, Tim’s interactions with Ulysses Armstrong. These are all leading to something bigger, and better, and it will be fun to see where it leads.
The thought of Zod and his family playing possum against the Green Lantern Corps, and then just absolutely laying waste to an entire squad of Lanterns is insane. That was one of the most brutal beatdowns I have ever seen a Green Lantern endure, and seeing Zod and Hal Jordan fight each other at full strength is going to be quite the sight.
That was easily the most somber and straightforward issue of Mister Miracle, and it was a joy to read. I’m honestly hoping that this is all, in some way, canon, and Jacob being a New God becomes a thing that affects other books in some way. The back-story for Barda and Scott was nice, and the way they named their son was fitting, given their history together. Definitely a beautiful read.
This is easily one of the best stories Flash has had since Rebirth started. Grodd is a believable villain with a great plan, full of twists and turns. Each time we think the Flash Family might have gained the upper hand, it was still always part of his plan. I’m looking forward to the conclusion of this arc, because it’s sure to be a good one.
The new, more powerful, Jason is definitely an intriguing player in all of this. Given the hint of the Greek Pantheon from the past, it’s probably going to be the Old Gods that gave Jason his newfound abilities and golden armor, but it’s still too hard to tell at this point. The biggest takeaway from here? Darkseid is getting desperate, and invading A.R.G.U.S. headquarters seems like a hell of a risky thing to do.
Now that is how you introduce a kick-ass multiverse-trekking story. Such an interesting plot, with one of the most insane multiversal twists I have ever seen. Doom becoming Galactus and swallowing the entire universe?! That is anime level crazy, and I absolutely love it. It’s stories like this that make me miss the Fantastic Four.

Analog EP44: Prestalgia (Patent Pending)


A rare Friday release! The gang’s all here as Josh, Theo, and Bovi cover the coolest shit to come out of pop culture this week!

The guys talk about Black Panther! Lost in Space, Avengers: Infinity War, plenty of DC Entertainment talk, and the Wreck-It Ralph 2 teaser trailer! Plus a ton more in this news-filled week of Analog! Check out the links below to listen, and please Rate & Review us on iTunes!


New Comic Books: February 21


A heavy tale filled to the brim with fantasy tropes and beautiful, vivid imagery. This is going to be a very interesting read over the next few months. Wonder Woman acting as the emissary to a forgotten world of Faerie folk, and dark creatures, with Batman acting, as always the detective, in a tale of murder and what is sure to be betrayal. Definitely recommending this book.
A strong lesson for Jon ended in tragedy, but with a hint of hope. It was sad to see Superman’s failure to coerce the species to save themselves, but at the very least, they will go on without the burden of their current religion forcing them to choose their planet over life. Another beautiful contained story for Superman, which seem to be the norm for the Big Blue Boy Scout, right now.
Damage is such a short but sweet read. This issue was action-packed from start to finish, and felt like an action film inside of a cinematic universe. The addition of the Suicide Squad felt perfectly at home with Damage, and the ending with Wonder Woman appearing to take him on left it one hell of a cliffhanger that had me itching for the next issue. Nice job!
The last Milk Wars crossover was just as weird as the others, but this time we get Swamp Thing compressing dead bodies into a fertilizer bomb with Wild Dog, so that’s definitely something, I suppose. We also got some vinyl toys for Wonder Wife and Father Bruce (but not a Milkman Man), which I hope eventually become a real thing. I would absolutely buy that Trinity.
Everything about Batman and the Signal just screams Static Shock to me, and that’s honestly an absolutely amazing compliment. The metahumans in Gotham being created by the Nth Metal is interesting, and the implication of Duke’s role in the world Post-Metal is such a mystery. I know there are still a lot of questions that The Signal has to answer, but I hope we get them soon.
That was easily one of the most incredible starts to an arc I have ever read. Poison Ivy went from a normal villain from Batman’s Rogues Gallery, to an absolute God in less than half an issue. So many mysteries already, with such an incredible build already taking place. Batman just topped my list of must-reads all over again. Man, Tom King is on a roll.
This slow burning tale of tragedy has been one of the best in comics, and it’s coming to a glorious head with the death of Jane Foster. Mighty Thor has been the pinnacle of Marvel comics for a couple years, now, and it just keeps getting better. Such a beautiful tale that cycled back and forth between past and present so flawlessly, outlining why Jane Foster makes her eventual choice. Just beautiful.

Analog EP42: Valentine’s Day Special


The gang’s all here for a special romantic episode of Analog! Let us sarinate* you with all the coolest shit that pop culture has to offer!

Bad Boys Lobo, a bunch of trailers, and crazy directors, plus a sequel to Kung Fury starring Magneto! Holy crap! Join us on this edition of Analog! Check out the links below to listen, and please Rate & Review us on iTunes!


New Comic Books: February 14


This was a fantastic issue that not only solidifed a new, impressively brutal rogue for Wonder Woman, but also built several future stories for the Amazon Warrior. The crazed doctor studying Silver Swan, and the mysterious portal that stole away Jason. It seems that Diana has an interesting rest of the year in place, and I’m looking forward to where it goes. Particularly the Darkseid aspect of all of this.
It would make sense that the first moment that Barry has without his powers, he would jump at the chance to have a normal life. Almost immediately passing the mantle of The Flash back to Wally West, who hasn’t been the go-to Flash in well over a decade. It was also refreshing to see Grodd as a legitimate threat to the Flash, and Central City, which The Flash hasn’t truly had in quite some time. The Rogues are fun, but they’re never really a believable threat… Grodd comes in, and in two issues he’s beaten The Flash. Impressive.
This was the least interesting of the Young Animal crossovers from a story perspective, but from a design perspective this was an absolute marvel. The small hints of Diana’s real form in the Wonder Wife world were subtle, but phenomenal. I particularly liked the shot of Diana’s shadow that revealed her true form, but featured her red star on her tiara. That was an incredibly beautiful shot, and absolutely worth reading for that alone.
It’s shocking to me how fun all of these new Post-Metal heroes have been. Each book has been so different from the last, with some genuinely interesting and charming introductions for these new heroes. My hope is that they last, because DC has done a fantastic job of building them up to be a big deal, with some great issue 1’s to follow suit.
First off, Kyle Rayner’s costume with Hal’s ring is so legit. That’s one of the coolest costumes Kyle has ever worn, which is saying something. Second, Zod has quite a plan here, luring the Corps to a planet that contains ore that can pierce constructs. I wonder what it is about this planet’s ore that makes it so unique? Lastly, Hal’s sacrifice to get Kyle off-world to get help is why he’s one of my favorite superheroes.
The death of Basil aka Clayface was made so much more tragic by the real loss felt by Cassandra. That was a beautiful relationship that, in my opinion, felt so natural somehow. Her sadness just leapt off the page, and it made it perfect. Even Batwoman’s indifference and uncaring for how she just murdered a friend was apparent. She never flinched, and never once wavered in her decision. The war between her and the Bat-family will certainly be something to keep an eye on.
Neal Adams’ Deadman remains one of DC’s most batshit insane reads, and while things seem to be making more and more sense, it’s still difficult to follow. Boston Brand is being used by Ra’s Al Ghul, and his family is the tool that’s manipulating him. A lost brother, taken by the League, that enjoys his time there, and a family, knowing too well his destiny. It’s getting interesting.
This was both immensely confusing, and horrifyingly entertaining. I’ll read anything with Detectiv Chimp in it, and the hope that the heroes have finally defeated one of the Dark Knights is great. But, once again, it was all just part of the plan. They’ve mapped out everything. Every outcome that the heroes could try, they’ve figured out and countered against it from the very beginning. There’s one last issue of Metal left, so let’s keep it firing on all cylinders.
Admittedly, I feel as if this story has nearly run its course. The Booster Gold plot has been interesting, but it’s starting to drag a bit for me. Vice-versa, the Lois Lane rescuing her Father side-plot has been far more entertaining. Sam Lane hasn’t been a presence in the Superman books for years, and it’s nice to see him back in the fold in any capacity. Hopefully the next issue will start to wrap things up, and take us forward.
I just started reading this after I remembered that Fantastic Four bits of Marvel Legacy were fantastic, and this is immediately a really good read. The Fantastic Four have always been some of Marvel’s best stories, and this is no different, even with an incomplete family. Also, the “post-credits” scene with Wolverine and Hydro-Man was pretty great.

First Teaser Trailer for Tom Hardy’s Venom

Sony Pictures has shared the first teaser trailer for Venom, starring Tom Hardy. The trailer gives us our first proper look at Hardy’s interpretation of Eddie Brock, as well as his attempt at a New York accent, but it doesn’t give us much in the way of Venom himself.

We get a shot of the symbiote, in the hands of what appears to be a corporate guy, played by Riz Ahmed (Star Wars: Rogue One), insinuating he’s not Carnage after all. As well as our first look at 4x Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams (Marilyn, Blue Valentine) in her mystery role, as well. There’s a lot of mystery surrounding this film, but hopefully it gets cleared up in the months to come.

Analog EP41: The HamMurderer


The gang’s all here as Josh, Theo, and Bovi are back for another episode of Analog, totally not sponsored by McDonald’s! Covering the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer!

The State of Star Wars! Super Bowl trailers! Some actual video game news & more on this week’s McEpisode of Analog! Check out the links below to listen, and please Rate & Review us on iTunes!


First Full Jessica Jones Season 2 Trailer

Marvel Studios and Netflix have debuted the first full trailer for season 2 of Jessica Jones, which is already set to debut just over a month from now, on March 8th. The second season is set to put a spotlight on Jessica’s origin, and what happened to her after the mysterious death of her family.

The trailer also gives mention of a sidekick, so maybe we’ll be seeing Hellcat this season, as well, which would be great. There are still plenty of surprises as these trailers usually only give away scenes from the first few episodes, so there’s plenty of mystery left to uncover.

New Full Deadpool 2 Trailer

20th Century Fox released a new full trailer for Deadpool 2 that gives us a load more action, with plenty of news looks at the new and returning faces in the film. We get some action with Josh Brolin’s Cable, as well as Domino, Colossus, as well as some shocking faces, such as Terry Crews playing an unknown character.

The trailer is fantastic, and definitely pushes the hype train for this much anticipated sequel further. The month of May is going to be stacked with some of the best comic book films of all time, that’s for damn sure.

Analog EP40: Shazamler Shrinkydinkery


Josh and Theo are back, with a splash of Fauxvi and a cherry for garnish! Covering the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer!

The first trailers for Mute, and Ant-Man and the Wasp! Shazam! Venom! A bunch of awesome DC Entertainment news & more on this week’s Analog! Check out the links below to listen, and please Rate & Review us on iTunes!


First Ant-Man and the Wasp Trailer

Marvel Studios has unveiled the first official trailer for Ant-Man and the Wasp, hitting theaters on July 6th. Continuing what seems to be a trend with the Ant-Man films, this looks unlike every other film Marvel is releasing, and seems to be far more grounded, albeit with a lot of sizing shenanigans now that Giant Man has debuted in Captain America: Civil War.

It will be interesting to see where Ant-Man and the Wasp fits among the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as it releases just two months after Avengers: Infinity War.