May 19, 2020
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!
April 14, 2020
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!
April 8, 2020
Kyle and Doug breakdown Avengers Disassembled to bring us back to Marvel for this week. Stay home and read comics.
March 4, 2020
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."
February 21, 2020
Just Doug and Kyle discuss Locke and Key the comic ahead of the new Netflix show, and Kyle tries to wring out any goodness from the Super Bowl Trailers.
January 25, 2020
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.
January 13, 2020
Big news day for Kyle as the long awaited Locke and Key Series on Netflix has a new trailer. It comes out in less than a month! Plus, the dudes talk about upcoming comics events in 2020.
December 27, 2019
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.
December 21, 2019
Kyle and Just Doug discuss some of the most recent comic news and movies with the release of Black Widow trailer and one for Wonder Woman 84. Plus, Kyle rants about CW universe again.
November 22, 2019
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! Recommended Reads: Dark Empire Star Wars Vader Rising Vader Doctor Aphra
November 1, 2019
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.
October 26, 2019
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. Suggested Reads: Watchmen (Duh, comics 101) Before Watchmen Doomsday Clock (if you have the time)
October 10, 2019
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!
October 2, 2019
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
September 23, 2019
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!
August 31, 2019
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.
August 31, 2019
Kyle and Doug discuss the Eternals and Shang-Chi following the announcements from SDCC. But also, Garth Ennis defense included.
August 7, 2019
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?
July 24, 2019
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!
July 14, 2019
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!
July 4, 2019
Kyle and Doug discuss Spider-Man in film and in the books. While Doug attempts to decipher the Marvel Patriots from the 80s, after all it is that time of the year.
June 22, 2019
Retcon is back at it with a new twist!
January 31, 2018
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!
January 25, 2018
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!
January 4, 2018
The whole gang sits down to talk about the past year, the year to come, and, of course, Star Wars.
December 8, 2017
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!
November 23, 2017
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.
November 9, 2017
Retcon returns with Atomahawk, Cloak and Dagger, TV updates, and Thor Ragnarok! Plus, our first interview following the show!
October 25, 2017
The whole crew sits down to discuss Locke and Key, while also covering the return of The Walking Dead.
October 13, 2017
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.
September 27, 2017
In the absence of Charlie and Hunter, Bradley and Kyle talk about Transmetropolitan.
September 13, 2017
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.
August 31, 2017
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!
August 16, 2017
Kyle takes the week off, and things go off the rails.
August 3, 2017
On this special one-year anniversary episode, the whole gang gets together to reflect on the year and read slash fiction together.
July 27, 2017
Charlie is back from the San Diego Comic-Con, and talks with Bradley, Kyle, and Hunter talk about what's new.
July 19, 2017
On this week's episode of Retcon Bradley, Hunter, and Kyle talk about Invincible.
July 12, 2017
Following the release of the latest Spider-Man movie, Bradley, Charlie, Hunter, and Kyle put Spider-Man on trial.
July 5, 2017
The whole gang gets together to talk about Spider-Man.
June 28, 2017
Bradley joins Kyle and Charlie to talk about this week in comics.
June 22, 2017
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!
June 14, 2017
All four nerds are back! Charlie and Brad argue over Wonder Woman. Kyle throws down on Millar's Reborn. Hunter forgets his joke. It's a madhouse as our heroes return to a chatter-filled issue!
June 8, 2017
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.
May 31, 2017
Kyle and Nicole sit down to talk about Wonder Woman and what is new this week in comics.
May 24, 2017
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.
May 18, 2017
Charlie is back and ready to deliver monologues! Kyle, Hunter, and Charlie talk about what they read and what's new for this week.
May 10, 2017
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)
May 3, 2017
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.
April 27, 2017
Andrew and Nicole join Kyle and Charlie to talk about Astonishing X-Men, Network TV, Spider-Man Clone Conspiracy, Venom, and upcoming Free Comic Book Day.
April 20, 2017
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!
April 12, 2017
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!
April 5, 2017
Nicole joins Charlie, Hunter, and Kyle as they test their comic book knowledge on the first Retcon Comic Book IQ Quiz.
March 29, 2017
Bradley, Charlie, and Kyle take on Venom again in this week's episode of Retcon: The Essential Comic-Cast.
March 22, 2017
Bradley, Charlie, Kyle, and Hunter talk about some of Venom comics.
March 15, 2017
Special guest James the Fieldmouse joins Kyle and Charlie with the intention of talking about Logan, but things quickly digress.
March 8, 2017
Kyle, Nicole, and Hunter talk about Logan and the Old Man Logan comics.
March 1, 2017
Kyle and Hunter go back to their southern roots to talk about Southern Bastards while streaming on Instagram Live.
February 22, 2017
This week on Retcon, it's the third part of the Green Lantern series.
February 15, 2017
Welcome to part two of Retcon's Green Lantern series. Also, The Walking Dead is back!
February 8, 2017
Bradley joins the crew for part one of a series on Green Lantern.
February 2, 2017
Bradley joins Charlie, Hunter, and Kyle to discuss pop-culture and comics.
January 25, 2017
Special guest Vick joins Kyle and Charlie to discuss videogames.
January 18, 2017
The gang goes over Marvel's Civil War II.
January 11, 2017
Kyle, Charlie, and Hunter do some comic-book exploration on this episode of Retcon: The Essential Comic-Cast.
January 3, 2017
Bradley, Hunter, Kyle, and Nicole look back at 2016 and follow up on some of the topics discussed.
December 28, 2016
Bradley fills in for Charlie this week to talk about a little bit of everything on this episode.
December 21, 2016
The gang talks over some of the comics of the Star Wars universe.
December 14, 2016
Walking Dead insider Brandon Davis joins Kyle and Charlie to discuss The Walking Dead.
December 7, 2016
The gang takes on X-Men.
November 30, 2016
Nicole joins the crew to talk about Chew.
November 23, 2016
The guys sit down with Bradley once more to delve into all things Valiant and take some interesting detours including Reborn, Ether, Godzilla, and Patrick Swayze.
November 16, 2016
Bradley rejoins Kyle, Charlie, and Hunter to talk about everything from Birthright to John Stamos.
November 9, 2016
The gang sits down to have a discussion about some of the indie comics they are reading.
November 2, 2016
The guys get their panties in a bunch about Dr. Strange, Captain Native America, and Megan Fox's thumbs.
October 26, 2016
Charlie rejoins Kyle and Hunter to discuss the comics behind the hit television show, The Walking Dead.
October 19, 2016
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!
October 12, 2016
Spawn and Ghost Rider face off in this episode of Retcon: The Essential Comic-Cast.
October 5, 2016
Bradley Joins Kyle and Charlie to discuss the history of Luke Cage, the brilliance of Locke & Key, and the wonder mystery that is Matthew Lilliard.
September 28, 2016
Charlie, Hunter, and Kyle discuss Flashpoint on this week's episode of Retcon: The Essential Comic-Cast.
September 21, 2016
In the wake of Alan Moore's retirement, the guys dissect his legendary graphic novel, The Watchmen, and discuss how it has influenced the DC Universe today.
September 14, 2016
Charlie, Hunter, and Kyle discuss their favorite fantasy comics.
September 7, 2016
This week we put the Man of Steel on trial! Joined by special guest Bradley, the guys discuss Superman's character, history, and whether or not he's relevant in today's world.
August 31, 2016
The guys are joined by special guest Nicole as they break down the wonderful world of female-driven comics, including Faith, Jessica Jones, Lumberjanes, and many more!
August 25, 2016
In the first of many indie-centric episodes, the guys break down Chew, Valiant Comic's rise to power, the genius of Eric Powell, and much more
August 15, 2016
On Episode #2 the guys break down the genus between the pages of Old Man Logan, and dive a little deeper into legendary creators Mark Millar and Steve McNiven.
August 9, 2016
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.
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