Welcome to another edition of Current Issues, where your hosts turn their heads away from the seriousness of reality and focus more on geek things like comics, video games, movies and other pop culture related materials.
Our top stories for this episode include Solving a multi decades long mystery in Three Jokers, getting a new history lesson in X Of Swords, banging our heads to DC’s Death Metal and exploring a galaxy far, far away with The Mandalorian Season 2.
Rate this Podcast on iTunes!
The ultimate success for every podcaster – is FEEDBACK! Be sure to take just a few minutes to tell the hosts of this podcast what YOU think over at iTunes! It takes only a few minutes but helps the hosts of this program pave the way to future greatness!
Not an iTunes user? No problem! Be sure to check out any of the other many growing podcast directories online to find this and many other podcasts on The 2GuysTalking Podcast Network!
— Visit Our Patreon Page And Support The Show! Click Here
Links from this Episode:
— My Big Fat Pull List on the Web http://mybigfatpulllist.com
— Contact Us Here!
Three Jokers Review 00:02:30 – 00:19:38
— The Killing Joke https://dc.fandom.com/wiki/Batman:_The_Killing_Joke
— A Death In The Family https://dc.fandom.com/wiki/Batman:_A_Death_in_the_Family
— Joker War https://dc.fandom.com/wiki/The_Joker_War
X Of Swords First Half Review 00:19:42 – 00:38:08
— X Of Swords https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/X_of_Swords
— Jonathan Hickman https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Hickman
— Tini Howard https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tini_Howard
— Otherworld https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Otherworld
Dark Knights: Death Metal 00:38:10 – 00:55:47
— Dark Knights: Death Metal https://dc.fandom.com/wiki/Dark_Nights:_Death_Metal
— Death Metal Tie-Ins https://www.howtolovecomics.com/2020/06/08/dark-nights-death-metal-reading-order/
— Superboy Prime https://superman.fandom.com/wiki/Superboy-Prime
The Mandalorian Season 2 00:56:02 – 01:09:45
— The Mandalorian https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8111088/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0
— Timothy Olyphant https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0648249/?ref_=tt_cl_t4
— Boba Fett https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Boba_Fett
— Star Wars: The High Republic https://www.starwars.com/the-high-republic
Episodes From Our Back Issues
Calls to the Audience Inside this Episode:
— What did YOU think of Three Jokers? We Want To Know!
— What are YOUR thoughts on X Of Swords so far? Tell us now!
— Are YOU enjoying the Anti-Crisis Death Metal? Share YOUR Thoughts With Us!
— What do YOU hope to see during the second season of The Mandalorian? Give Us The Scoop!
Be an Advertiser/Sponsor for This Program!
Tell us what you think! It’s never too late to be an advertiser in this podcast, thanks to Perpetual Advertising! Contact us now and learn more about why podcasting allows your advertising dollar to live across millions of future listeners – FOREVER!
The Hosts of this Program:
Nicholas J. Hearne:
Blessed with an overactive imagination, Nick spent his early years absorbing as much pop culture as possible. From comic books to television, films, sci-fi, fantasy, horror – if it was great storytelling, he assimilated it! His fascination with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Marvel Comics X-Men drove him to become an avid reader of all literature and a devoted comic collector at the age of eleven! Even though Nick enjoyed most comic book related material, his deep passion for all things “mutant” led to his alter ego being formed, the Uncanny Mister X! In recent years, Nick has co-founded his own comic book company, Archlight Comics, a film company, Archlight Studios, and has become a skilled podcaster and podcast editor. Mister X has taken all of Nick’s talents and found an outlet for his mad ramblings… the My Big Fat Pull List podcast!
Just a common man, working hard with his hands, Jacob Petri has always had an eclectic taste in the world of pop culture. As a child, Jacob read comics, watched Saturday morning cartoons, enjoyed televised sports entertainment, played video games and collected trading cards and action figures. As an adult, he took his love of over the top theatrics and parlayed that into a mediocre Pro-Wrestling career, as he believed Pro-Wrestling was the closest he could get to live action comic books.
As Pistol Danger, he’s used his knowledge and skill both in the ring and on the internet, navigating video games during Let’s Plays and dishing out advice about the wrestling business. Needing to conquer new forms of entertainment, Pistol Danger has turned to podcasting, hoping to educate people on the finer points of geek culture, from comic books to films and everything in between.
— Jacob Petrie on Facebook
— Jacob Petrie on LinkedIn
— Jacob Petrie on Twitter
— 2GuysTalking on LinkedIn
Born with the ambition to one day be a professional football player and then join the military, Sean Murphy was always drawn towards hero based cartoons such as G.I. Joe and the X-Men. Sadly, those dreams were crushed after a terrible accident while playing street football. Sean learned that he was born with missing bones in his feet and his doctors informed him that he wouldn’t be able to play pro football let alone join the military. Missing out on being the hero he wanted to be, Sean turned towards the heroes he knew and loved… comic book superheroes!
As his teenage years turned to adulthood, Sean found a deep love for pop culture. Taking part in role-playing games, cosplaying as his favorite characters at conventions, Sean even worked at a comic book shop for over a decade. His need to absorb geek culture and fun facts earned him the nickname Smurphy. A fun-loving and sometimes socially clueless podcaster, Smurphy is eager to pass on all he knows and then some.
— Sean Murphy on Facebook
— Sean Murphy on LinkedIn
— Sean Murphy on Twitter
— 2GuysTalking on LinkedIn