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 Reveals its Avengers Video Game

First off, apologies for the delay. I’ve been on vacation, and now have a ton of catch-up to do. I won’t be covering everything, but select things that are interesting. Square Enix revealed their long-awaited Avengers video game at this year’s E3, showing off a massive, beautiful world inside the game. Additionally, Avengers will take place within an ever-expanding universe with a consistently growing roster of superheroes, and Square Enix has confirmed that every new hero and world will be added to the game for free.

Assemble your team of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, embrace your powers, and live your Super Hero dreams.

Marvel Entertainment and Square Enix® are excited to unveil Marvel’s Avengers, an epic action-adventure game that combines cinematic storytelling with single-player and co-operative gameplay. Developed by Crystal Dynamics® in collaboration with Eidos-Montréal™, Nixxes Software, and Crystal Northwest, the game features an original story and delivers the definitive Avengers gaming experience. Assemble into teams of up to four players online, master extraordinary abilities, customize a growing roster of Heroes, and defend the Earth from escalating threats.

Marvel’s Avengers begins at A-Day, where Captain America, Iron Man, the Hulk, Black Widow, and Thor are unveiling a hi-tech Avengers Headquarters in San Francisco — including the reveal of their own helicarrier powered by an experimental energy source. The celebration turns deadly when a catastrophic accident results in massive devastation. Blamed for the tragedy, the Avengers disband. Five years later, with all Super Heroes outlawed and the world in peril, the only hope is to reassemble Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.

Featuring regular content updates, Marvel’s Avengers will take players on an epic journey delivered over multiple years. This game is what’s next for the Avengers.

Release Date: May 15, 2020

Analog EP93: Pokemon Half-Eaten Can of Beans

Josh, Theo, and Bovi are here to fill your ear holes with news and cover the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer!

The first trailer for Onward, crazy DC casting news, and lots of cool video game news, including Death Stranding, and Pokemon Sword & Shield on this week’s episode 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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Pull Box: June 5

The issue that all of us really needed, to be honest. A nice, long, exposition-filled issue that broke down everything we had learned up to this point and revealed just how far Bane had gone in his machinations against Batman. That Thomas Wayne was giving the exposition was a bit expected, but we still don’t know why he truly sided with Bane in all of this. Or even how he got here for that matter. With King out in 13 issues, we should certainly learn more, soon.

That was a million times better than the first issue of DCeased. A technological-biological hybrid virus corrupting the planet. Batman outwitting just long enough to learn the truth, and Dinah Lance is the new Green Lantern after killing an infected Hal Jordan. That’s insane! This is quickly becoming yet another awesome alternate-future story for the heroes, and I love it.

The Year of the Villain has officially begun! DC has so many incredible stories going at once right now, it’s mind-boggling. The World Forger is a member of the League now, shockingly, with the goal of finding his brothers, the Monitor and the Anti-Monitor, which is an amazing twist if they’ll join up. But, Luthor is making his own moves and has the world in quite a predicament with the villains about to be armed to the teeth. Ahhh it’s so good!

This upended the status quo quite a bit for the Shazam Family. Sivana defeated Black Adam and waits at the Rock of Eternity. Billy’s adopted family now knows the truth, while his Dad waits outside. Now, the Wizard, Shazam, has returned to rescue the children from the Magiclands, while Funland prepares to go to war with the Earthlands. That’s a doozy of an issue, for sure.

Another fun, throwback romp to the glory days of Green Lantern and Green Arrow’s classic team-up. Though the addition of Grant Morrison certainly made this one a little strange and memorable. Using Dimension Zero was certainly a fun way to put these two back together. Now, Sinestro is back in the mix, as well, which should give Hal his much-needed adversary in this crazy story.

I knew the Gemworld couldn’t be trusted, and when Young Justice inevitably finds their way back there, hell will most certainly be paid. It was great seeing the team back together, recounting what’s happened up to this point for them and getting us all up to speed, the taking down Opal with very little trouble. I’m genuinely curious as to what Jinny Hex is hauling around in her truck, though.

The latest issue in Marvel’s best event in years was yet another win for the once-named “House of Ideas.” It’s been such a long time since such a great event came from Marvel, it’s refreshing to see this continuing to fire on all cylinders. Thor has nailed himself to Yggdrasil, just as Odin did before him, hoping to stop Malekith once and for all, while the Avengers fight back against the forces of evil. All of these cool changes to characters, as well as interesting “Ten Realm” related roles has even been a lot of fun.

Mister Miracle Scribe to Co-Write New Gods Film

DC Entertainment has revealed that it has tapped Eisner Award-winning comic book writer, Tom King (Mister Miracle, Vision), to co-write its upcoming New Gods film alongside director, Ava DuVernay. According to The Wrap, it’s likely he’s been handed this massive gig after the success of his recent 12-issue miniseries, Mister Miracle, which starred Scott Free, aka Mister Miracle, and his wife, Big Barda, two of the New Gods that will be featured in the film.

While New Gods has not been officially announced, and has no release date, it’s good to see some movement on yet another anticipated DC Entertainment adaptation.

Analog EP92: They Call Him Joey Pants

After a short break, Josh, Theo, and Bovi are back with a new episode of Analog to cover the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer!

Trailers for Terminator: Dark Fate, Batwoman,Swamp Thing, and Jessica Jones, and a ton of news on Batman, Akira, Sonic the Hedgehog, and more on this jam-packed edition! 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.

Pull Box: May 22 & 29

Leviathan remains one of the biggest mysteries running in the DC Universe, right now, and the way it’s been setup consistently throughout multiple books has been so damn fantastic. Now, it’s all coming to a head with Event Leviathan next month. We’ll get all the answers. The truth about who’s Leviathan, and who isn’t. That’s giving me goosebumps just thinking about it.

That was mind-boggling in so many ways. Doomsday Clock just opened the door for such amazing story-telling opportunities. The Metaverse! Superman has always been the centerpoint of it all, and using him in this way is so fantastic. It’s genius, and I’m so absurdly excited for what comes next.

Astrid Arkham certainly has a most destined origin story. The daughter of the Arkham Family, and the one person the inmates of the Asylum would happily give their lives for. Hidden under the nose of Batman as she watched and trained herself to best him. She is Batman’s antithesis, and most certainly an interesting new addition to the mythos.

A great annual issue bringing back an old villain with a new face. It’s always good to see some of the Batman’s lesser known villains used in these circumstances, though I hope that one day they’ll use the Phantasm in something like this. It would have been amazing to see the Phantasm used in the modern day Gotham that DC has built.

I love the chemistry that Lunella, aka Moon Girl, has with every single member of the Fantastic Four. She’s a fantastic character with her own mythos that meshes so well with Marvel’s First Family. On top of that, I’m waiting for the inevitability this is something throwing Franklin Richards back into overpowered God-mode, because that is honestly where he shines best.

Mordru naturally wants nothing to do with the Lords of Order, or the Otherkind. Both of which seem to be mad with power, and ready to destroy the world at any moment. But, once again, crafty Jason Blood, now an old man with Etrigan burned away from his soul, has a plan to stall Doctor Fate and his siblings. Does he know that Zatanna and Wonder Woman are the new Lords of Chaos?

Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo cemented their status as one of the greatest creative teams in all of comic books years ago, but this is some next level stuff. Even after Dark Knights: METAL, this still manages to feel fresh and new. This is already one of 2019’s most must-read stories, and it’s only a single issue in.

There are still so many mysteries when it comes to Leviathan and their plan, moving forward. All this mega-sized issue did was open even more boxes of questions. Talia Al-Ghul no longer runs Leviathan, so who does? It’s nice to see the rest of the Justice League finally getting involved, helping this story feel even more larger than life than it was already was.

Since switching creative teams, The Terrifics has gotten somehow even better. The art is better, and the story is fun and interesting. There’s been a lot of “virtual game” stories in comics lately, but thus far, I’ve been far more vested in the trials and tribulations of Plastic Man, and his rag-tag group of friends. Though, I suppose I’m a little biased.

With only one issue of The Silencer left, sadly, it was nice to see Honor nearly get her happy ending. Defeating her “sister,” Smoke, and saving her family from the danger that Talia presented at the time. My only hope is that in the future we see more of Honor Guest. Particularly as Leviathan becomes more of a threat throughout the greater DC Universe.

To see The Flash like this is so damn refreshing. For months on end, he has been so pessimistic and down on himself, but now with this new origin he’s back to his old self. While he’s doubting things a bit, it’s to be expected. But Old Man Barry is ever the optimist, and it’s exactly where The Flash should be.

While the ending to Heroes in Crisis didn’t quite have the impact I thought it would, nor the reverberations through the greater DC Universe, it still accomplished exactly what it needed to do. Where Wally goes from here, on his journey to find the wife and kids he lost after Doctor Manhattan is the question. While Superman is the centerpoint of the Metaverse, Wally West is its engine, ensuring things continue to move forward.

I can’t say I was expecting Overman to be a Cyborg Overman during the time they’ve been building him up. It was an awesome twist that really shakes things up moving forward. Maybe the real Overman will return, changed by what he’s seen in the Universe? Maybe he’s even Superman, now. Discovering his Kryptonian heritage and embracing it? There’s a lot of interesting paths, now.

Final Season of Jessica Jones Gets a Teaser Trailer

The final season of Jessica Jones, the last Marvel streaming series on Netflix, just got a teaser trailer and an official release date: June 14th. While details are still tight-lipped on the final season, the villain of the piece can be heard calling Jessica a “fraud” in the above trailer. Additionally, the first plot synopsis can be seen below.

“When Jessica (Krysten Ritter) crosses paths with a highly intelligent psychopath, she and Trish (Rachael Taylor) must repair their fractured relationship and team up to take him down.  But a devastating loss reveals their conflicting ideas of heroism and sets them on a collision course that will forever change them both.”

More Details on Falcon & Winter Soldier for Disney+

The excitement around the upcoming Disney+ series, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, skyrocketed after the conclusion of Avengers: Endgame. Now, we have our first details on the series from Deadline, and they promise something special. First off, Daniel Bruhl and Emily Van Camp are both returning to reprise their Captain America: Civil War roles as Baron Von Zemo and Sharon Carter, respectively. Additionally, Emmy-nominated, BAFTA award-winning director Kari Skogland has signed on to direct all 6 episodes of the mini-series.

While not 100% confirmed, it would seem that (Spoiler Warning) Sam Wilson taking on the mantle of Captain America will be a key point in the series. The Falcon and The Winter Soldier will premiere on Disney+ in August 2020.

Analog EP91: Age Shamed… Interestingly

Josh, Theo, and Bovi are back for a huge, news-filled episode of Analog! Covering the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer!


Trailers for Watchmen, IT: Chapter Two, and Spider-Man: Far From Home, plus loads of casting news, Disney’s movie slate through 2027, and plenty more. 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 15

The twists and turns and conundrums at play these last few issues have been pretty wild, and honestly a bit difficult to follow at times in the later parts of this run on Batman. I know that it’s coming to quite the conclusion, and I can’t wait to see it, but these mind games that are being played on Bruce are pretty serious. They’re even getting to me.

Jor-El’s many enemies have united against him in an assassination attempt, disguised as a massive space battle that seems to be working pretty well. Then, showing his status and reputation across the Universe, Superman’s appearance puts a stop to it, immediately. But, Rogol Zaar is quite the villain. I’m not sure why Zod hesitated with Jon, perhaps seeing a Kryptonian boy was too much for him? Either way, the House of El has a united front, and that’s going to be tough to beat.

This battle against the World Forger and his Justice League is pretty intense, and the future Legion of Doom being the heroes in all of this is a fantastic twist. Luthor has always been manipulating them for his own ends, and after his transformation, he truthfully needs them no longer. With that in mind, they’re all cast aside, while the universe becomes a chained utopia. It’s pretty exciting, honestly.

Ah man, I love this book! Naomi is from an alternate Earth, where superheroes didn’t exist until a natural disaster that nearly cost the planet, everything. She looks so awesome, and the symbol in her eyes so greatly resembles the White Lantern emblem. The white light of life. With only one book left in this series, I really hope that we see Naomi pop up elsewhere, because she has been amazing.

That was how you go out in a blaze of glory. Lady Freyja and Odin haven’t been on good terms in years, but at the end of it all they destroy the Black Bifrost together, setting Malekith’s forces up for failure, and enraged and steeled the resolve of Thor, the key to this entire battle. I’m so impressed that Marvel has kept up this fantastic pace of great story-telling up to this point. I hope they can keep it going.

Another bit of clever gap-filling as each and every Avenger is getting their time to shine throughout the War of the Realms. It’s enveloped the entire planet, so naturally every major player has had a part to play. Kudos for it coming out so cohesive. Scenes are being re-played with new pieces that fit perfectly into place. It’s impressive.

Naturally, Thor’s wisdom is greater than any of us give him credit for. He chooses Spider-Man as the Midgardian ambassador for the League of Realms knowing full well that this battle has the likeliest possibility of diplomacy. So, of course, he sends the kindest Avenger there is. Or rather, the most “Midgardian” Avenger there is. Thor is certainly coming into his own through the course of this battle.

It’s pretty clever to choose the witty Giant-People, like Scott Lang, to go on an assassination mission to avenge a devoured Loki. It made for another light-hearted book in the War of the Realms that gave some levity, with a heavy back-drop behind it. The Frost Giants have been formidable through the war, but little by little their numbers are dwindling, as well as their strategic advantage.

Pull Box: May 8

While the Magic Lands story hasn’t exactly been captivating by any means, everything happening in the background has been amazing. Black Adam races to the Funlands to destroy Billy Batson, fearing for the future of the World if the Magic Lands get word of each other. Now, the sudden appearance of Doctor Sivana forcing Black Adam to join Mr. Mind or fight him? That’s a pretty fantastic matchup.

With Carter’s will restored, the Deathbringers were no match for him and his many past lives, given all that they’ve been through. Now that they’ve been defeated, and all of his memories restored for countless generations, it will be interesting to see the repercussions of storing that much information in your head. There has to be a limit, right?

This has been one of the best starts for a new book that I’ve seen in quite a long time. The Outsiders have spent well over a year establishing their chemistry in other books, and they’ve earned the right to have their own. They all have their own individual styles and issues to deal with, but they work well together. Throw in a potential time travel plot, and you have the makings of an interesting new title.

This is an interesting twist to the Arkham Knight that I did not see coming. Astrid Arkham, the daughter of the Arkham family itself is the Knight, twisting and contorting Batman’s rogues gallery to her own end. After releasing Damian without a fight, he seemed a bit more jovial than usual, and something seemed entirely off. Almost as if he was possibly considering betraying Batman, but more to his owns ends.

The War of the Realms has been a heavy-hitting, emotionally charged battleground, and this light-hearted baby chase that is Journey Into Mystery has been a breath of fresh air, giving some much needed levity to the story. I love the rag-tag team that’s been assembled to escort the baby, as well, and then throwing in random things like off-grid Skrulls that live in an RV camp is just icing on the cake.

This issue seemed to move as fast as The Flash himself, with attempts at establishing a new origin for Barry Allen and his powers. The obvious here is the end scene, and the effort it puts into establishing Turtle as a threat to the future for Central City. A little too heavy-handed in that narrative (Green Lantern: Secret Origin did it considerably better with Atrocitus), but I’ll wait to reserve too much judgment for the next issue.

Truthfully, I know very little about the Agents of Atlas, and I haven’t read any of the Champions books, so I go into this only looking for more War of the Realms goodness, and I can’t say I was disappointed. A whole bunch of international superheroes with elemental powers with Amadeus Cho, Shang-Chi, and Silk – all fighting the Queen of Cinders. I can get behind that.

Richard Madden Joins Marvel’s The Eternals

After several interesting casting choices for the upcoming film, Variety is reporting that Richard Madden (Game of Thrones) has joined Marvel’s The Eternals as the lead, Ikaris, opposite previously announced Angelina Jolie, Kumail Nanjiani, and Ma Dong-Seok.

While The Eternals doesn’t yet have a release date, with Avengers: Endgame breaking every cinematic record on the planet, and Spider-Man: Far From Home making waves, expect to hear plenty more, soon.

Disney Announces Slate of Films Through 2027

Disney has officially announced its upcoming slate of films, now through 2027, with numerous Marvel films on the slate, including two new Marvel films next year, down from its previous three films. Additionally, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be the last Star Wars film until 2024, giving us a lengthy break for the franchise.

Fox’s The New Mutants has been officially delayed to next year, as well as Avatar 2 being delayed to 2021. You can hit the jump for the full slate of films.

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