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Council of Geeks

A podcast covering all topics geeky, from comic books to movies, Doctor Who to Game of Thrones, and video games to anime. Regular features include roundtable discussions, movie & TV news on Go Home Hollywood, You're Drunk, and 90's Comics Retrial.
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Oct 12, 2016

Host Nathaniel Wayne revisits his personal comic book collection. This time he takes a look at the odd case of X-Men comics based on the X-Men cartoon based on X-Men comics. It's three issues reviewed for the price of one!

Comments can be left at 90scomicsretrial.wordpress.com

Theme music composed and performed by Erica Driesbach, whose other works can be found at www.ericaricardo.com

Sep 28, 2016

Writer/artist Mike Grell was one of many comics creators who were swept up in Image's promise of creator control. His contribution was Shaman's Tears and podcast host Nathaniel Wayne takes a look at this odd mix of native mythology and sci-fi genetics.

Comments can be left at 90scomicsretrial.wordpress.com

Theme music composed and performed by Erica Driesbach, whose other works can be found at www.ericaricardo.com

Sep 15, 2016

Picking up on a thread left by the mega-sized issue #365, Spider-Man's parents have suddenly turned up and are far less dead than originally advertised. Host Nathaniel Wayne takes a look at this story and sees what villainy might be afoot!

Comments can be left at 90scomicsretrial.wordpress.com

Theme music composed and performed by Erica Driesbach, whose other works can be found at www.ericaricardo.com

Sep 7, 2016

After a summer of movies that could most charitably be called a mixed bag, Nathaniel Wayne brings in Ryan Daly so the two of them can pick through the rubble and try to figure out what franchises can come back from weak showings and what ones should just be put into shallow graves.

You can find Ryan's most popular other podcast here: http://fireandwaterpodcast.com/show/secret-origins-podcast/

Aug 31, 2016

Host Nathaniel Wayne tackles one of his very few issues involving the seminal team, the Fantastic Four. But since he can't even really fake being even slightly learned on this group, he brought in one half of the Fantasticast in the form of Andrew Leyland to help. And boy, is help needed.

Images from the comic can be found at 90scomicsretrial.wordpress.com

You can check out some of Siskoid's other podcasting works at fireandwaterpodcast.com

Theme music composed and performed by Erica Driesbach, whose other works can be found at www.ericaricardo.com

Aug 17, 2016

When you think of Wolverine's villains there's one name that undoubtedly floats to the top: Sabretooth. And in the 1993 Marvel decided to give the villain his own mini-series. Host Nathaniel Wayne takes a look at the first two issues of this attempt to give a vicious killer who's literally characterized as having little personality beyond savagery his own title.

Cover images from the comic can be found at 90scomicsretrial.wordpress.com

Theme music composed and performed by Erica Driesbach, whose other works can be found at www.ericaricardo.com

Aug 3, 2016

It's past time to dive back into the Image comics poster child: Todd McFarlane's Spawn! This time host Nathaniel Wayne takes a look at two issues featuring that most 90s of comics staples: the oversized, overmuscled, cyborg killer. Because there's no such thing as too much EXTREME!

Cover images from the comic can be found at 90scomicsretrial.wordpress.com

Theme music composed and performed by Erica Driesbach, whose other works can be found at www.ericaricardo.com

Jul 20, 2016

It's time to revisit a villain introduced in the 80s but who blew up huge in the 90s, largely in the events that followed on from these very issues. Host Nathaniel Wayne brings in Siskoid of Siskoid's Blog of Geekery and numerous podcasts to talk about the one and only Venom.

Images from the comic can be found at 90scomicsretrial.wordpress.com

You can check out some of Siskoid's other podcasting works at fireandwaterpodcast.com

Theme music composed and performed by Erica Driesbach, whose other works can be found at www.ericaricardo.com

Jul 6, 2016

Time to head back to the Dark Horse well to see what other licensed cows they're milking (mixed metaphor, change this before release.) This two part mini-series claims to take a closer look at the trials and tribulations of the child character from one of the greatest sci-fi action films in history. Can it possibly be worthy of that lineage? Let's find out.

Theme music composed and performed by Erica Driesbach, whose other works can be found at www.ericaricardo.com

 

Jun 22, 2016

Reviewing X-Force #1 a while back was one of the more painful experiences of this podcast to date. So with the rest of the team and the original artist/creator removed can the character of Cable rise above his origins to be something that transcends the era in which he was created? Is the Pope a lizard?

Theme music composed and performed by Erica Driesbach, whose other works can be found at www.ericaricardo.com

 

Jun 8, 2016

It's time to dive into possibly the weirdest comic to ever be allowed to finish its run: Sam Keith's The Maxx from Image Comics. Host Nathaniel Wayne, who drank the Kool-Aid on this one years ago, bring in a fresh set of eyes belonging to Kyle Benning to try and judge this as even handedly as possible. 

Theme music composed and performed by Erica Driesbach, whose other works can be found at www.ericaricardo.com

You can find out more from Kyle at his blog: http://kingsizecomicsgiantsizefun.blogspot.com/

Jun 1, 2016

This year will bring no less than four attempts at finally cracking the video game to film adaptation nut that so far no studio or project has been able to properly crack. Host Nathaniel Wayne brings in guest Paul Scavitto to discuss not only the games coming out this year, but in fact if there are any games that could actually make a successful transition to film at all.

 

You can find some of Paul's comic work here: http://www.risingsuncomics.com/#!armadillo-justice/c10vq

 

And the theme music is by Erica Driesbach, whose other works can be found here: http://www.ericaricardo.com/

May 25, 2016

In a bit of a revisit to the first episode, host Nathaniel Wayne takes on another overstuffed 30th anniversary issue of Spider-Man with a holographic cover. Will it just be more of the same or will it manage to carve its own overpriced identity?

Theme music composed and performed by Erica Driesbach, whose other works can be found at www.ericaricardo.com

90s Comics Retrial is a Council of Geeks production. Consider taking a look at the Council of Geeks YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/councilofgeeks

 

May 4, 2016

Host Nathaniel Wayne brings back his occasional punching bag Ryan Daly to try and take on the one of a kind creation that was Death's Head II. Can a guy who looks like badass be anything other than amazing? Well... it was the 90s so just looking badass was pretty standard and didn't always carry that much credibility. So let's find out.

 

You can find Ryan's most popular other podcast here: http://fireandwaterpodcast.com/show/secret-origins-podcast/

 

And the theme music is by Erica Driesbach, whose other works can be found here: http://www.ericaricardo.com/

Apr 20, 2016

Host Nathaniel Wayne takes a look at one of the very first comic books he ever purchased. Will it be a joyful jog down memory lane or a harsh face plant into the pavement of disappointment? Give it a listen and find out!

Apr 15, 2016

Host Nathaniel Wayne brings in regular panelists Paul Scavitto and Ryan Daly to help sift through the wreckage of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. They talk about the film itself before moving onto how its impact and reception may or may not affect the broader slate of Warner Brothers' DC related films.

Apr 6, 2016

It's time to crack open another early Image title. This time it's the first two issues of Dale Keown's Pitt. Host Nathaniel Wayne takes a look at the long haired, leather clad, razor clawed rip-off of the Incredible Hulk and sees if he can stand on his own feet or not.

Mar 23, 2016

Because life happens, I don't have the planned episode ready to go. So here's a bit of a fallback plan I've had for when this eventually happened. I take this episode to go over what's coming on the horizon so folks aren't hoping for me to review something that I don't have and am not planning to get to.

Mar 16, 2016

Spider-man is back on everybody's minds again following his debut in the latest Captain America: Civil War trailer. Host Nathaniel Wayne sits down with Ryan Daly to talk about the future of Spider-Man in film. Particularly, what villains could be used in the upcoming film series that either are worth revisiting or haven't been milked to death already?

Mar 9, 2016

In the wake of the seminal Spider-Man story Kraven's Last Hunt there was some unfinished and some deep scars left behind for Spidey. Host Nathaniel Wayne brings back guest Paul Scavitto to help dissect this particularly dark chapter in the web slinger's life.

Feb 24, 2016

From the pages of Captain America comes Lorenzo Lamas! Oh, wait, I mean Nomad! A man without a country wandering the nation... with a baby... that isn't his... strapped to his back... even during gun fights. Can this comic book take that questionable premise and spin gold with it? Host Nathaniel Wayne dives into this first issue to answer that very question.

Feb 10, 2016

Can Wolverine break the X-Men related comic books' streak of convictions? Is it possible to start piecing together Logan's history without spoiling what makes him enjoyable? Is it really confusing to introduce a new bald character called "The Professor" who ISN'T the one you immediately thought of? We've brought in our very own supervillain, Alexa Luthor, to answer these very questions.

Jan 27, 2016

The one and only Wade Wilson, aka Deadpool, has his own movie coming out soon. So this seems like the perfect time for this podcast to jump on the bandwagon and grab whatever topical attention it can by covering his first ever solo issue. Sean McFeeley returns to dissect the first ever title to bear the name of the Merc with a Mouth.

Jan 20, 2016

Host Nathaniel Wayne brings in the usual suspects (Paul Scavitto and Ryan Daly) and they've all brought their picks for an overrated comic books movie. Let the battle commence!

Jan 13, 2016

It's time to take a look at the contribution of another founding member of Image Comics. This time it's Erik Larson and his super-powered blue collar cop: The Savage Dragon. Host Nathaniel Wayne brings in guest Jon Van Luling to see is this off kilter take on the superhero holds up.

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