Retcon: The Essential Comic-Cast covers the Comic Book world like no other. Read along with comic book fiends Kyle, Hunter, and Charlie as they discover, break down, and discuss comic books both old and new.
We have a new favorite story from the DC Comic Universe! It's an adventure through the world if Superman was a jerk. Doug has been telling Kyle for weeks to read injustice, and now that he has, he won't stop. So much so, that is all the boys talk about this week, literally! There are some spoilers, but there is far too much to unpack in one issue. Read Injustice for yourself on DC Universe or even better, support your local comic shop!
Kyle and Doug may not be able to go see Bloodshot, but that doesn't mean we can't watch a bad bad boi comic movie. Finally, we talk about the 1997 classic soundtrack that accompanied a very mediocre movie, Spawn! Plus, Kyle tells Doug all about what has been cancelled and delayed, including all comics...Yikes! Wash your hands!
Does the new Locke and Key Series on Netflix stand up to the phenomenal comic series? I mean, how could it? That does not mean it is not good, because listen to see what we think. Also, get ready to judge Kyle for taking his 7 year old to an R-Rated movie! "That was a bit much."
K&D attempt to explain the Crisis on Infinite Earths from the Arrowverse and the Comic Books respectively. Surely by this point, you have read Crisis. If not, don't worry! I am sure you'll be just as confused when you do. In other news, Kyle manages to explain the Speed Force and the Cosmic Treadmill, so miracles do happen.
It's beginning to look a lot like George Lucas is laughing at all of us and Disney. The critics and the fans are split once again at the newest movie that apparently ends the Skywalker story. The Emperor is back, and so is the intro. Next week, comics! We promise.
Kyle and Just Doug talk about the newest, cutest things in a Galaxy Far, Far Away! Baby Yoda has stolen our wallets and our hearts more than any Porg could. Also, Mandalorian is pretty cool, and Boba Fett is not. Let's fight about it!
Star Wars Vader Rising
Kyle and Just Doug welcome back Retcon alumni, Bradley! The boys settle down for a seasonally spooky issue about the eclectic Alan Moore and his magical ways. Not far behind is the chaos magician himself, Grant Morrison. Let's break down these acient-diety-powered writers and the spells they've woven into our world. Buckle up, it's a helluva ride.
Kyle tells Doug about the Watchmen and the new HBO series just before he tucks him in for the night. Check out the new Watchmen Series Premier on HBO.
Watchmen (Duh, comics 101)
Doomsday Clock (if you have the time)
Kyle and Doug just saw the newest comic book (?) movie starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker. Does Todd Phillips do justice to the Clown? Can Joker even have justice? It certainly seems plausible. Pull out them wallets and let's go to the movies!
Kyle and Just Doug gather some of their favorite stories of the Clown Prince of Crime to prepare for the new movie next week. There's some news from the movie and TV world as well, and maybe a Rambo tangent.
Suggested reads: Batman Killing Joke, Joker by Brian Azzarello, Spectre #51, Justice League: The Nail
Our hosts have gone rogue with a "home recording," but what better way to bring back the independent books to the modern Retcon?!
Kyle shoves Just Doug into an indie comic pit to catch onto the heel of the great Invincible! Plus several others, of course!
The boys sit down to talk about all the news from the latest D23 Expo. More news regarding the future of Marvel Cinematic Universe, Disney + series, and of course the fate of our Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man in the MCU. Luckily, this will put a rest to the Marvel side of the show for some time... we hope.
Kyle and Doug keep it short this week due to both time crunch and the fact that The Boys may have left a bad taste in their mouth. Amazon Prime's new comic book action comedy, The Boys premieres July 26. Will we watch it? Should you?
Doug & Kyle bring you a giant-sized edition this week. Special guest, Bobby, joins to talk about the nostalgia-laden Stranger Things Season 3. Plus, during the show, Marvel wraps its SDCC panel giving us all great Phase 4 news to gush about. Sit back, and enjoy this beast of an episode!
Kyle and Doug take a dynamic-duo stab at the Poor Man's Movie Review as they breakdown the last of the MCU Phase 3. Pull out those wallets and join us for the second journey of Tom Holland as the Web-head!
Kyle, Brad, and Hunter bring you their look into the best reading for the Earth's Mightiest Heroes, The Avengers. Many haven't read or don't know where to begin with a group as historical as the Avengers. Since Infinity War is coming soon, we fight through Hunter's burger coma to discuss our favorite Avengers stories and why you should read them!
Kyle sits down with his original co-host, Charlie, one-on-one to discuss what it was like to pick up comics later in life. Many people might be intimidated by the vast world of comics or the small shops that sell them. Hopefully, you get a basis for the industry from this issue and all the others from Retcon.
Here's some recommendations from the show: Batman Hush, Invincible, Long Halloween, Locke & Key, Astonishing X-Men, The Walking Dead, Paper Girls, Saga. Welcome new readers!
Frank Castle has returned in amazing design in Netflix's The Punisher. Kyle, Brad, and Hunter sit down for a bearded discussion on their favorite murderer. Hunter also tells us about his new charitable project, Satan Claws!
Justice League movie! We do our best honor to Joss Whedon by being fast-paced and under 2 hours. How does it fare with the decades of JL comics? Hell, is it better than BvS? Charlie loves Geoff Johns' Flash, Brad spews Wonder Woman, Kyle chose Aquaman, and Hunter read Cyborg, allegedly.
The gang is back together, albeit briefly, to discuss the cornerstone of modern comics: Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns. Every comic fan has (or should have) read it, and what better way to kick off October than a baptism of Batman.
Jonathan Hickman and Tomm Coker's Black Monday Murders captivates and confuses the guys this week. Illuminati, Mammon, Secret Government, and more! Hunter couldn't survive it, but Bradley, Kyle, and King Cinnamon (aka Charlie) all really enjoyed flexing their conspiracy and occult muscles.
Kyle is back this issue with Charlie, Hunter, and Bradley! They've read and watched the Defenders by now. Everyone brought a different Defender to light in comics to share time! Sit back, and enjoy! Guaranteed to be more entertaining than The Defenders on Netflix!
Hunter, Charlie, and Kyle have a lot of comics to talk about this week. Marvel's "Venom" and DC's METAL setup story "Dark Days: The Forge" start off the show. Image's "Green Valley" and "Kill the Minotaur" follow. Not to mention, Kyle gets fed up with the real world, and Charlie decides to read while recording. Plus, Hawkfolks!
Kyle, Charlie, and Brad settle into an odd issue of Retcon. Away from the Bungalow, they get cozy on Kyle's couch while they watch the Predators during the Cup Finals. Before you get upset, don't worry: comics are still the topic.
Kyle tries to explain DC Rebirth's The Button to Hunter while Brad rolls his eyes. Inevitably, they step away from the superhero world to share some oddities from the indie world of comics. Charlie isn't on the show, because he's watching the Nashville Predators eliminate the Ducks.
Kyle and Bradley tell Hunter all about free comic book day, the amazing talent they met, and the super cool people that stopped by the Retcon table! Plus, they announce the winner of their FCBD giveaway! (Pardon the singing)
Guardians of the Galaxy have a long history in comics that is completely different than its film counterparts, and starting this week, Retcon starts its two-part coverage of the comic brigade. The Eisners were announced last week! As with most awards, that leads to confusion and an argument. Charlie wants more Jason Aaron, Hunter wants more chaos.... and Kyle, he's just glad.
Charlie, Hunter, and Kyle are joined by local comic clerk Andrew for an over-sized issue of comics this week! X-Men Blue and Weapon X hit the shelves running, Rat Queens is finally back to form, Boom! surprised us all with Godshaper, and much, much more!
Charlie and Kyle tell Brad about Jason Aaron's The Goddamned. Everyone reminisces on Hanna-Barbera after its DC crossovers before watching the new trailer to Thor: Ragnarok! Hot-button-issues prevail after major controversy strikes gold in Marvel's new X-Men Gold! All that and more this week on Retcon: The Essential Comic-Cast!
Kyle and Hunter are joined by Bradley and Nicole, as they chew at Justice League Dark! Should it be a film? Is it worth your time? Does anyone care about Shade the changing man? No, but find out for yourself!
On the inaugural episode of Retcon: The Essential Comic-Cast, Kyle, Hunter, and Charlie talk Suicide Squad through the ages. Featuring character histories, which issues you should be reading, and what to expect from DC's latest film.