Category Archives: Guest Fighters

episode 014: Binary Nation (Marvel’s Civil War)

When the empowered everywhere are placated for a single catastrophic event, is there any such thing as a side? Join Joel, Alain, and Mike as they are joined by Reality Check Fail‘s always excellent  Daniel Campisi for a one-of-a-kind roundtable look back at one of superhero comic-dom’s most controversial crossover arcs!

BTW: Our very own Joel seems to finally be writing some more! Check out his look back at a gaming franchise that needs little introduction.

[00:00 – 27:00] Intros & What We’ve Been Checking Out. (Sgt. Frog, DC Online, Green Hornet, Fractale, Mother, & more!)

[26:23 – 90:23] Themes of Civil War & The Superhero Registration Act

[26:23 – 41:00] First Impressions On the Overall & The Challenge Of Characters As Plot Devices;

[41:15 -45:25] The Primary Players: Iron Man Vs. Captain America?

[45:26- 49:25] Peter Parker’s Dilemma & The Problem With Continuity/Cross-Marketing  **SPOILERS?**

[49:40 – 52:00] Allegorical Melee

[52:00 – 57:00]  The X-Men: Forever Outcast

[57:00 –  59:00] The Cable Factor “….My Past Is Your Future”

[59:00 –  62:39] Just Sayin’ : Character Retcon Check (What if Bruce were here?) **SERIOUS SPOILERS**

[62:40 – 90:23] The Outcome & Personal Reflections. **Goes Without Saying**

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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 007 – The Flesh Of The Matter (Re:The Original Dead Trilogy)


Low on ammunition, supplies, and hope. The CA team is barricading all doors and windows…but they aren’t alone.

Diving headlong into our October series of Combo Attack!! shows, we figured it was time to lay a great geek trope to rest by taking it out the most rudimentary way we know how..from the source. Next to the vampire, fewer modern monsters have gained the pop culture traction quite like the lumbering, moaning, flesh-gnashing zombie. So it only felt natural to take this ever popular concept, and talk the seminal works of one George A. Romero, as we examine the scares & social impact of his original Dead trilogy!

And for just this purpose, we also have on our show, special guest in the form of So-Cal filmmaker, DJ, performance artist, and professed zombiphile, Manuel Gomez (aka @DjLoVeDaY on Twitter!).

From the inimitable classic Night Of The Living Dead, the consumerism-gone madness that is Dawn Of The Dead, and through the grimy 80s apoca-fest, Day Of The Dead, the intrepid four will attempt to navigate, and survive the perils of geek cliche, by sharing views, memories & little known facts about these legendary pieces of horror history, and perhaps why they have become such a staple of fan films, convention panels, and websites.

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(btw- Should it still not be enough for you after the show, stop on by The Anime Network for a little something extra. ::wink,wink-nudge-Oh OK, I’m leaving.:: )

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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