Category Archives: Comics

VoK 594: Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) [2019] (Review)



Please join Sarah (Lady Weaver), Matt (blu3arm0r) and Thomas (FTWard) as we discuss the fantabulous fashion, action, music and characters in DCs latest film. We also talk about the issues surrounding the movie, the Harley Quinn animated series and the future of the DCEU (if that is still even a thing).

After Show @ 1:06:00

Credits:
Edited by Thomas (FTWard)

Fandom Entertainment, Charting With Dan Bird’s of Prey Video
Dan and Roth on Fandom Entertainment
Hollywood Already Did It

Music:

Barracuda
Written by Ann Wilson, Roger Fisher, Nancy Wilson, Michael Derosier
Performed by Heart

Woman
Written by Andrew Pearson, Kesha Sebert, Stephen Wrabel
Performed by @emmajayne

It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World
Written by James Brown, Betty Jean Newsome
Performed by Jurnee Smollett-Bell

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VoK 585: Watchmen (HBO miniseries) – Retrospective


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No, Miss Crookshanks! It’s only just begun!

Welcome to the VOK review of maybe the only ever season of the TV show, Watchmen. (We reviewed episodes 1-3 in VOK 576).

Your hosts are Adam (drownedsnow), Amber (amberrocks), Jock (Munrojock2), Matt (blu3arm0r), Michael (Mordion) and Thomas (FTWard). There’s an aftershow at 1hr 24m in which Bina007 and DavidHHH share their thoughts on the season with a little counter-point from Mordion.

Editor: FTWard.

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VoK 576: Watchmen (HBO series) – Mid-Series Discussion


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Join Thomas (FTward), Michael (Mordion), Matt (Blu3arm0r), Adam (DrownedSnow) and Bina007 as they discuss the first three episodes of HBO’s Watchmen.

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[Peteypedia] Official world building
[The Hollywood Reporter] Lindelof on Ep 1
[Official Podcast] HBO’s episode guide

VoK 573: Joker [2019] (Review)


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Please join Jock (MunroJock2) , Matt (Blu3arm0r), Michael (Mordion) and Thomas (FTWard) as we discuss Joker (2019) – director Todd Phillips and star Joaquin Phoenix’s controversial origin story of comics most iconic villain.

Edited by: FTWard
Aftershow: 1:45:00

Music –
Intro:
My Name Is Carnival
Written by: Jackson C. Frank
Performed by: Erland & The Carnival

Outro:
Bathroom Dance
Written by: Hildur Guðnadóttir
Performed by: Evan Handyside

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VoK 561: Spider-Man – Far From Home [2019] (Review)



VoK takes a trip Far From Kingsgrave for the latest movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe “Spider-Man: Far From Home”. Can Spidey bring back the fun back to the MCU? What does this mean for the MCU as they move into Phase 4.

Hosts: Adam (drownedsnow), Sara (Lady Weaver), Matt (Blu3arm0r), Abby (Daceymormont), and Jock (Munrojock2).

Aftershow starts at 1:09:00 with some chat about the new Mulan trailer.

Spoilers: This episode covers all films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and also the latest episode of The Bachelorette for some reason.

Editor: Adam

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VoK 534: Avengers – Endgame [2019] (Review)



11 years of Marvel Cinematic history come to an end with Avengers: Endgame and VoK goes along for the ride. We discuss Endgame, our expectations going in, where we think the MCU is going, and how much these characters have meant to us. Also, is Hulk a hottie?

Hosts: Adam (drownedsnow), Michal (inkasrain), Amber (amberrocks), and Paul(SerDinnerRoll)

Spoilers for Avengers: Endgame and potentially anything the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Editor: Adam

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VoK 508: Spider-Man – Into the Spider-Verse [2018] (Review)




Join Vassals Bina (Bina007), Michal (inkasrain), Paul (SerDinnerRoll), and Zach (Alias) as they geek out to the max about all the things they get right in the recent Sony Pictures animated feature, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

Warning: this podcast will contain spoilers for Spider Man: Into the Spider-Verse. This movie also contains imagery that may potentially trigger a seizure for anyone with photosensitive epilepsy. 

Credits and Notes:
Edited by Zach
Vince Staples – Home
Lil Wayne & Ty Dolla $ign – Scared of the Dark (feat. XXXTENTACION)
The Great Responsibility: Why Marvel has failed fans with ‘Spider-Man’ (opinion) by Marama Whyte
‘Into the Spider-Verse’s Peter B. Parker is the redeemed Spidey millennials need by Michal Schick

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VoK 492: Avengers – Infinity War [2018] (Review)



Follow along for a podcast of epic length as the Vassals discussion the biggest movie of 2018 and something that took 10 years of Marvel movies to deliver.

Hosts: Sarah (Lady Weaver), Dana (Taindana), Matt (Blu3arm0r), Leigh (ChaoticNeutral1882), Jock (Munrojock2), David (davidhhh), and James (Queen James).

Edited by Jock

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VoK 462: Black Panther [2018] (Review)



Join hosts Kevin/Gaiden, Sara/DrBlood, and Dana/Taindana as they discuss the movie Black Panther, the latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Spoilers for the movie and for other entries in the MCU.

Aftershow starts at 1 hr 34 mins.

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VoK 448: Jessica Jones (Netflix series) – Season 1


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Join Nadia, Nymeria (Marie) and munrojock2 (Jock) as they discuss the first season of Marvel’s Jessica Jones.

This podcast contains spoilers for all episodes of the first season of the Marvel’s Jessica Jones.

Edited by Nadia.

Music:
Marvel’s Jessica Jones Opening Sequence
Cockroach by Sean Callery

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VoK 434: Justice League [2017] (Review)



Please join the Vassals as they decide if the latest DCEU movie is Rotten or Fresh and ponder the future if any of DC cinematic universe.

Thomas (FTWard), Adam (drownedsnow), David (davidhhh), Sarah (Lady Weaver), Kevin (Gaiden), and Shane (easttexasdirewolf) Unite the Vassals to discuss who has the best knitted jumper, why Daredevil shaves his chest and where the hell was Gleek?

After Show : 2:27

Intro Music: “Everybody Knows” Written by Leonard Cohen and Sharon Robinson Performed by Leonard Cohen
Outro Music: “Heroes” Written by David Bowie and Brian Eno Performed by David Bowie

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VoK 433: Thor – Ragnarok [2017] (Review)



Join Dana (taindana), Sarah (Lady Weaver), Paul (SerDinnerRoll), Nadia, and Adam (drownedsnow) as they drive their ships to new lands exploring Thor: Ragnarok and the current state of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Edited by Adam

Music credits: Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin

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VoK 382: Wonder Woman [2017] (Review)




The S3cr3t Book Club calls a sp3cial m33ting to r3vi3w Wond3r Woman f3aturing our v3ry own Howling Commandos rip offs – Michal (inkasrain), Shan3 (3astt3xasdir3wolf),
Kati3 (taindana), Scott (Skywaltz3r) and Thomas (FTWard).

FTWard mispronounc3s 3v3ryon3’s nam3- r3al and imagin3d, inkasrain tri3s to g3t to the bottom of wh3r3 th3 short n3rdy Amazons ar3, taindana giv3s a l3sson in Hyp3ractiv3 History,
Skywaltz3r onc3 again att3mpts to 3xplain the m3tric “syst3m” and 3astt3xasdir3wolf provid3s som3 much n33d3d p3rsp3ctiv3.

Credits:
Edited by Thomas (FTWard)
Music: Wonder Woman TV Series Intro written by Charles Fox
The Rake’s Progress featuring Dean and the Weenies and Mephiskapheles
Wonder Woman Theme written by Hans Zimmer & Junkie XL, Performed by Tina Guo

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VoK 359: Logan [2017] (Review)


loganimaxposterJoin the Vassals for a spoiler-filled discussed of the final Hugh Jackman Wolverine movie.

Hosts: Adam/DrownedSnow; Bina/Bina007; Greg/ClaudiusTheFool; Jock/MunroJock2; Matt/Varley; Sarah/LadyWeaver; and a special guest appearance from our resident lurker Amber/Amberrocks.

The aftershow begins at 58 minutes.

Music credit: Johnny Cash, The Man Comes Around and Hurt.

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VoK 330: Comic Book Club (Vol.7) – The Starman Omnibus (by James Robinson and Tony Harris)


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In the latest* meeting of The Secret Book Club, The Vassals (Scott, Thomas, Greg and Shane) discuss James Robinson and Tony Harris’ Starman.
 
Robinson’s seminal tale of Jack Knight, the reluctant heir of the Starman legacy, forces the Vassals to debate what it means to be a hero, are there corner kids in Opal City and when is a t shirt not just a t shirt?
 
 
Starman (Volume 2) Omnibus Vol 1
collects STARMAN #0-16, originally published by DC Comics from 1994 to 2001
Writer: James Robinson
Artist: Tony Harris, others
 
Edited by: FTWard
 
Art: Tony Harris
 
Music:
“Starman” Writen by David Bowie
Performed by Katie Ferrara @katieferrara
 
“Turn Off the Lights” Writen by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff
Performed by Teddy Pendergrass
 
After Show 2:03

Swamp Thing 2:23

 

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VoK 303: Captain America: Civil War [2016] (Review)


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Join Vassals Adam (drownedsnow), Michal (inkasrain), Matt (Varley), Matthieu (beric175), and Nadia as they discuss Captain America: Civil War and the current state of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Warning: The following podcast contains spoilers for the Marvel Cinematic Universe as well as all published books in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series.

Credits:
Edited by drownedsnow

Music:
Civil War by Guns N’ Roses
Real American by Rick Derringer

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VoK 277: Batman v Superman – Dawn of Justice [2016] (Review)


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The Vassals of Kingsgrave review of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice featuring our very own Super Friends – Drownedsnow (Adam), eigenvectorjon (Jon), Varley (Matt), easttexasdirewolf (Shane), Alias (Zach) and FTWard (Thomas).
The Vasslas decide which is the best superpower to have, who the greatest detective in the world is and if you SHOULD bring a knife to a gunfight.
Edited by: FTWard XL
Music:
The Red Capes Are Coming by Hans Zimmer & Junkie XL
Performed by Callum McGaw
@CallumMcGaw1
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VoK 243: Comic Book Club (Vol.6) – Alias (by Brian Michael Bendis & Michael Gaydos)


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In the latest meeting of the Secret Book Club – Thomas (FTWard), Shane (easttexasdirewolf) and Scott (Skywaltzer) discuss the comic Alias AKA Jessica Jones written by Brian Michael Bendis with art by Michael Gaydos.
We cover the first 9 issues of the Marvel series and also speculate on the upcoming Jessica Jones Netflix series that launches on November 20.
Finally we cover the beginning of the Fall seasons of comics on TV and wonder if Steve Rogers collects Social Security.
3:00  Alias Comic Issues #1-9
55:00 Netflix’s Jessica Jones and Alias Issues #10-28
1:28:00 Comics on TV
Credits:
Edited by FTWard
Art by David Mack
Music:
“Hurt” by Trent Reznor
Performed by Ainjel Emme
“Purple Rain” by Prince and The Revolution
Performed by Natasha Bedingfield
“Stronger Woman” by Marv Green and Jewel
Performed by Jewel

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VoK 224: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC series) – Season 2


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The agents of Kingsgrave break their cover to discuss season two of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Join Michal (inkasrain), Eddie (Teddard), Adam (drownedsnow), and Amber (Amberrocks) as they talk about the highs and lows of aliens, Inhumans, Ultron, and of course, Edward James Olmos.

We apologize for any frequent beeping, buzzing, or poor sound quality. It’s Hydra’s fault.

Credits:
Edited by inkasrain

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VoK 222: Comic Book Club (Vol.5) – Spring TV Shows


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The fifth meeting of the Secret Book Club invites you to join our round table conversation about comics on TV in the Spring of 2015.
Thomas (FTWard), Shane (easttexasdirewolf), Scott (Skywaltzer) and Adam (drownedsnow) discuss Arrow, The Flash and Daredevil as well as iZombie, Powers, Constantine and Gotham.
We talk TV, we talk comics, we talk Swamp Thing, we talk Canadian-American relations you know the drill.

4:25, Arrow
34:55, The Flash
1:04:30, Daredevil
1:48:00, The Rest
2:19:50, After Show

Credits:
Edited by FTWard
Blog Image by Legends of the Superheroes National Broadcasting Company

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Music:
Bein Green
Written by Joe Raposo
Performed by Sophie Milman

The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel (Scratch Perverts Remix)
By Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
Scratch Perverts
Special Thanks to: Chic, Blondie, Queen, Sugar Hill Gang, Furious Five and Spoonie Gee

Sympathy for the Devil
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Performed by alfatones

Uptown Funk
Written by Jeff Bhasker, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Mark Ronson, Nicholas Williams, Devon Gallaspy, Lonnie Simmons, Ronnie Wilson, Charles Wilson, Robert Wilson, Rudolph Taylor
Performed by Andie

Blame Canada
Written by Trey Parker and Marc Shaiman
Performed by MrConor777