Category Archives: Comic Book Adaptations

Status Report: Summer Of Heroes 2011 (Captain America, X-Men & More!)


After an unexpectedly long break, Alain & Mike return for an impromptu update on the state of 2011’s Summer Of Heroes! Join in as superhero-lovin’ Alain shares his reactions to this year’s mythical hero Marvel overdose-cum Avengers prelude, featuring thoughts on Thor, X-Men: First Class, and of course, the newly released Captain America: The First Avenger (all the while Mike wonders what he has gotten himself into!).¬† Following this is a chat about Comic-Con weekend’s clockwork unveiling of trailers for next year’s heavy-hitters. What do they think of the footage of the upcoming Amazing Spiderman & The Dark Knight¬† Rises? Well you’ll just have to tune in, and find out!

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Episode 009: Scott Pilgrim Is Dead (aka-Farewell, Days Of Youth)

After months of tweets, blogs, podcasts, and even Q & A visits, the boys at Combo Attack!! see no recourse, this is it. As Edgar Wright’s adaptation of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s comic opus receives a somewhat rushed dvd/Blu-ray release on November 9th, it only felt right to give our favorite Toronto kids the sendoff they deserve in a near 90-minute free for all featuring a most unique of guests!

Adventures On Infant Island co-host, Jenny Park joins us for the festivities as we not only discuss the film, but also of geek royalty past and present, and even plumb the depths of Rock N’ Roll movie history!

Combo Attack 009 – Scott Pilgrim Is Dead

Let the bonuses begin!

And then a little more regarding the film version’s kinetic assault!

Oh ok…How about the whole affair we attended via Edgar himself?

Episode 6 – Elegy For Masks (WATCHMEN – from book to film)

And from the protracted quiet comes this barnburner of a September show featuring a wonderful guest! Fellow comics lover & artist, Yanis Zambeis joins Alain, Joel & Mike for an informal roundtable talk regarding both Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons’ comic book milestone, as well as discuss the long-awaited, and controversial live-action film version! We attempted to hit one hour with this episode, and came up short, but this is WATCHMEN. (Can one blame us?)

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From talking the dichotomy of masks in an alternate 1985, to the sledgehammer stylings of Zack Snyder, this is a timed podcast for the books.

Featured sounds:

Prophecies by Philip Glass


This Bitter Earth by Dinah Washington & Max Richter

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Combo Attack!! Bonus Round – Scott Pilgrim Vs. The Comics?

Ok, so we lied.

Surprise! Despite our initial plans to have a new episode taking place at the end of August, this just couldn’t wait. Join Alain & Mike as they kick & punch their way through an off-the-cuff geekfest battle royale regarding the release of Edgar Wright’s spectacular adaptation of Bryan Lee O’ Malley’s quasi-manga magnum opus, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World!

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Opus Debut Is Huge: Episode 000 Talkin’ The Dark Knight

Welcome one and all to yet another super geeky podcast!

What sets Combo Attack!! apart from the rest? We’ll be examine pop culture milestones & cult hits from the visual to the literary in the hopes of finding what sets them apart in a world filled with product.

Combo Attack!! hits the scene with a primer episode filled to the gills with mythological discussion, insight, and love from three guys hailing from three diverging fandoms. In this roundtable debut, your hosts, Alain, Joel , and Mike embark on what is perhaps the modern geek’s essential fireside chat, a penultimate examination of Christopher Nolan’s groundbreaking blockbuster. Covering the finer character points of the film, this is no doubt a sprawling, **SPOILER** heavy preview of what we’re about. So sit back, relax, and enjoy what we hope will be a sufficiently epic taster for future shows.

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