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A cast of comic enthusiasts, collectors, gamers, and film aficionados discuss the varying aspects of nerd and geek culture. The hosts discuss the latest news, review the latest comics, and hang out with/interview creators who make craft the industries that we love. This show is about the appreciation of geek culture, the comics medium, and a community that has room for everyone.
 
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*Comic Spoilers* Lets be honest, 2020 was a terrible year. However, there were some amazing #comics for us to read. Caleb, Matt, and Craig are joined by a friend to help run down each host's Top Ten Favorite Comics of 2020. #NCBS Pics: X-Force #16, Future State: Immortal Wonder Woman; Iron Fist: Heart of the Dragon; Crimson Flower #1…
 
Spoiler Warning Short Stacks: Eternals #1; Detective Comics #1033; One Piece #1000; Batman Future State #1; Wolverine #8; The Arrival (Shaun Tan); Getting It Together #4; Six Days (Vertigo) Comics: Star Wars--High Republic #1 (24:00); Captain America #117 Facimile Edition (54:00) Future State--Swamp Thing #1 (1:06:00); Dune Graphic Novel Vol.1 (1:2…
 
*Happy New Year, Have some Spoiler Warning* We are joined by our good friend and pop-culture companion Dr. Zack Kruse to chat up our likes and dislikes of the recently released Wonder Woman '84. Then we get some excellent insight on Zack's forthcoming book on the great and often misunderstood Steve Ditko. Mysterious Travelers: Steve Ditko and the S…
 
Happy Holidays! This week the boys celebrate with In Other News, and Keith goes through a chair. Thank you to Fidel, Andrew Lueck, Cherish Sarmiento, Nadia Zepeda, Bri Vizcarra, Carissa T, and Patrick Mahoney for being our beautiful patrons on https://www.patreon.com/randomencounterspod. Random Encounters Email: RandomEncounterspodcast@gmail.com In…
 
Thank you, thank you, thank you to our Patreon supporters! To join the lovely folks keeping this podcast running (AND get some cool rewards), click here. This week we want to especially thank Shannon, Katelynn, Stephanie, Megan, Erin, and Christina. We couldn’t do any of this without you. This week’s episode is sponsored by the wonderful geeky illu…
 
*Comics Spoilers For our 3rd Anniversary, we're doing what we do best: Talking about comics. Immortal Hulk-King In Black; Darth Vader #8; The Comic Book History of Animation: Detective Comics 1031-32; Wolverine BW&B #2; Second Coming-Only Begotten Son; Solid Blood #17; Decorum; Batman's Grave #12; Unearth #8; Namor-King In Black; Cat Shit One #2. N…
 
The world is at a turning point as vaccines are starting to be distributed. The boys talk about their dream scenarios for a post-pandemic world and Disney's massive Marvel and Star Wars announcements. Thank you to Fidel, Andrew Lueck, Cherish Sarmiento, Nadia Zepeda, Bri Vizcarra, Carissa T, and Patrick Mahoney for being our beautiful patrons on ht…
 
Thank you, thank you, thank you to our Patreon supporters! To join the lovely folks keeping this podcast running (AND get some cool rewards), click here. This week we want to especially thank Elle, Heather, Danielle, Gabriela, Kelsey, and Stephanie. We love you forever. This episode is sponsored by Geeklery, the small batch fandom jewelry brand of …
 
*Comic Spoilers* Disney dumps a heap of Marvel & Star Wars film news (2:00); Shortstacks (30:00): Mountain Head #5, Juggernaut #4, Marauders #16; SweetTooth-Return #2, Locke&Key #0, DC's tales from the Dark Multiverse-Flashpoint, Colonel Weird #2, Noir-Crime Comics, Red Atlantis #2; S.W.O.R.D. #1 (51:00); Dash-The Case of the Mysterious Zita Makara…
 
As always, we want to thank our faithful Patreon supporters: Jesseca, Kristen, Virginia, Hillari, Pamela, and Heather. We can’t do anything we’re doing without you. We’d also like to give a big thank you to this week’s sponsor, LoganArch! Check out their Chicago-based shop for all of your geeky and nostalgic needs. This week, we’re celebrating all …
 
Thank you, thank you, thank you to our Patreon supporters! To join the lovely folks keeping this podcast running (AND get some cool rewards), click here. This week’s episode is sponsored by the wonderful geeky illustrator Karen Hallion. Click here to check out her beautiful art and her Patreon! I am very very excited to have Robyn Warren of Geek Gi…
 
Welcome to the 2020 Thanksgiving episode! This week on RE, the boys talk about My Chemical Romance merch, the rise, fall, and resurrection of Keith's love life, and new intern, Alex, blows the guy's minds with military stories. Thank you to Fidel, Andrew Lueck, Cherish Sarmiento, Nadia Zepeda, Bri Vizcarra, Carissa T, and Patrick Mahoney for being …
 
*SPOILER* This week the spotlight is on The Mandalorian, Ep. 1-4, Sea of Sorrow #1, The Demon Annual #2, Punchline #1, Nightwing #76, Faithless II #6, Scarenthood #1, Immortal Hulk #40, X of Swords #19, Captain America #25, Barbalien Red Planet #1. NCBD Picks: The Complete Peanuts Vol. 14, X of Swords Destruction #1, The Plot #7 Happy Turkey Day. W…
 
Thank you, thank you, thank you to our Patreon supporters! To join the lovely folks keeping this podcast running (AND get some cool rewards), click here. This episode is sponsored by Geeklery, the small batch fandom jewelry brand of your dreams. This week’s episode is exciting for two reasons. One, we get to lose our minds reveling in the glory tha…
 
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Askaban is fake! And, In Other News. This week the guys talk about Myspace and a robot that takes contacts out for you. Thank you to Fidel, Andrew Lueck, Cherish Sarmiento, Nadia Zepeda, Bri Vizcarra, Carissa T, and Patrick Mahoney for being our beautiful patrons on https://www.patreon.com/randomencounterspod. Rando…
 
*spoilers* Craig is taking the week off so Matt and Caleb dive into Crossover, the new Cates/Shaw/Cunniffee joint from Image Comics. We catch up on Marvel's X of Swords, Wolverine: Red, White, & Blood; and the new ONI PRESS graphic novel Odessa by Jonathon Hill. Get your #NCBD game right with X-Force #14, Barbalien #1, and more. Missing Jerry & Sea…
 
This week on Random Encounters, Jose and Nate discuss dildo shops, bad dad jokes, and coked out Situation on the Jersey Shore. They also go through the listener's suggested topics that have nothing to do with politics. Thank you to Fidel, Andrew Lueck, Cherish Sarmiento, Nadia Zepeda, Bri Vizcarra, Carissa T, and Patrick Mahoney for being our beaut…
 
*Spoilers* Colonel Weird #1 from Jeff Lemire and Tyler Crook, Dark Horse Comics (24:00); Batman Three Jokers #3, DC (50:00); Werewolf By Night #1, Marvel (1:05:00); Giga #1, Vault (1:15:00). NCBD Picks: Wolverine Black, White, and Blood; Sweet Tooth the Return #1; Transformers/My Little Pony #4. *Last week, while discussing Scumbag, Caleb mentioned…
 
REEL Random is back for the end of Nate's Creepy Corner month! Celebrate Spooky Season with us as we talk about one of the scariest movies of our generation, Hereditary. Find out how Nate and Keith feel about the movie after their first time watching it, and Jose throws in the hidden meanings of the Hereditary. Random Encounters Email: RandomEncoun…
 
As always, we want to thank our faithful Patreon supporters: Andi, Athena, Kathleen, Leigh, Rebecca, and Alexa. We can’t do anything we’re doing without you. We’d also like to give a big thank you to this week’s sponsor, LoganArch! Check out their Chicago-based shop for all of your geeky and nostalgic needs. We’ve been living in Kickstarter land la…
 
*Comics Spoilers* We serve up some Scumbag to you this week. The new series by Remender will feature a different artist on each issue, but the first issue is well handled by Lerosa and Dinisio. As all good art does, it spurred some good conversation, including us running down some other notable scumbags in comics and pop-culture. NCBD Pre-Picks: Co…
 
Our Kickstarter ends tomorrow! This is your last chance to get our Editor’s Pick Boxes! As always, we want to thank our faithful Patreon supporters: Mark, Meghan, Evangelina, Amber, Danielle, and Tyler. We can’t do anything we’re doing without you. This week’s episode is sponsored by the wonderful geeky illustrator Karen Hallion. Click here to chec…
 
*Comics Spoilers* With Matt away, Craig & Caleb play. The dynamic duo run through a short-stack of recent reads like American Vampire, Firepower, Thor, Adventureman, and more (6:00) before leaning into the first episode of Helstrom, the new tv series streaming on Hulu, inspired by the Marvel Comics character (34:00); Dracula, Motherf**ker! by Alex …
 
REEL Random is back! This week, the boys take a deep dive into the "classic" movie, Signs. Jose introduces the boys to his conspiracy corner, Keith talks about parts of the movie he didn't see, and Nate tries to keep the train on the tracks. Random Encounters Email: RandomEncounterspodcast@gmail.com Instagram: https://bit.ly/2M6OkvU Twitter: https:…
 
Before this week’s episode, we want to thank some lovely Patreon supporters: Samantha, Jamie, Katherine, Michelle, Sarah, and Jennifer. Thank you, thank you, thank you! This episode is sponsored by Geeklery, the small batch fandom jewelry brand of your dreams. Okay, have you heard of BTS? I hadn’t, until it seemed like everyone in my life couldn’t …
 
We run through a little bit of what we've read this week (6:00) and then dig into The Legend of the Swamp Thing Halloween Spectacular Anthology (22:00) from a wealth of talented creators. Craig goes old school with the Tales of Suspense #39 Facsimile Edition from Marvel, Matt talks about Marauders #13 and the X Of Swords event/crossover at large (5…
 
This week on Random Encounters, Keith is back and talking about Among Us, Jose reintroduces us to 90's toys, and Nate fires off new impressions. Random Encounters Email: RandomEncounterspodcast@gmail.com Instagram: https://bit.ly/2M6OkvU Twitter: https://bit.ly/2ZMxLc1 Check out Random Encounters on Patreon. If you enjoy the show, please consider s…
 
Before this week’s episode, we want to thank some lovely Patreon supporters: Kimberly, Teri, Ruth, Maddie, and Ali. Thank you, thank you, thank you! We’d like to give a big thank you to this week’s sponsor, LoganArch! Check out their Chicago-based shop for all of your geeky and nostalgic needs. This week, we’re asking ourselves a very important que…
 
*Comics Spoilers* Comics: Shang-Chi (23:00) and the deadliest hands in Kung Fu are back with a new solo series by Gene Luen Yang, Dike Ruan, Philip Tan, and Sebastian Cheng; Rich Woodall's Sgt. Werewolf (56:30)(www.projectpandoraentertainment.com); The Department of Truth #1 (1:07:15); The Possessed 1-2 (1:22:30)(Clover Press). Next week, look out …
 
This week’s episode is sponsored by the wonderful geeky illustrator Karen Hallion. Click here to check out her beautiful art and her Patreon! Liz and Jordan are back to chat about the second Sartorial Geek Kickstarter! We’ve spent most of 2020 trying to pivot/survive this new chaos, and our Kickstarter campaign is our pandemic solution to The Sarto…
 
*Comic Spoilers* We throw Immortal She-Hulk up on the roundtable for the week, and while Jen's mortality may be in question, our love for Al Ewing, Jon Davis-Hunt, and Marcio Menyz is not! Then, we've got a special treat for y'all. We are joined by Todd Dezago, Craig Rosseau, and Rich Woodall to talk about the Perhapanauts! Todd and Craig have put …
 
This week on Random Encounters, Jose and Nate talk about RBG, Nate's musical abilities, and some other stuff. Random Encounters Email: RandomEncounterspodcast@gmail.com Instagram: https://bit.ly/2M6OkvU Twitter: https://bit.ly/2ZMxLc1 Check out Random Encounters on Patreon. If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us through Patreon so we …
 
Before this week’s episode, we want to thank some lovely Patreon supporters: Angelica, Cat, Taire, Sarah, and Kimma. Thank you for your fierce support! WE ALSO HAVE A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT! OUR SECOND KICKSTARTER IS LIVE! You can check it out here. This week’s episode is sponsored by the wonderful geeky illustrator Karen Hallion. Click here to check…
 
*Comic Spoilers* We take a look at Stillwater (23:00), the new series from Chip Zdarshy, Ramon K Perez, and Mike Spicer. Then, with Craig away, Matt and Caleb play around by discussing comics that are so bad they end up being so good. The conversation jumps from Frank Miller to Space Mice to...GWAR? NCBD Picks: Unkindness of Ravens #1, Juggernaut #…
 
Before this week’s episode, we want to thank some lovely Patreon supporters: Amber, Christina, Jennifer, Kristen, and Jenna. We love you forever! We’d also like to thank this week’s sponsor, LoganArch! Check out their Chicago-based shop for all of your geeky and nostalgic needs. Last week we debuted our “Should I Watch/Read/Play/Listen to” series, …
 
On this episode brought to you by Spinwhizcomics.com The return of the show to the California Cabana at IBstudio... Steve also now loves Cobra Kai... Lovecraft Country Episode 3! Mulan! Dumbshit our kids did! And so much more!!! The Nerd Life Crisis Podcast....Chris Thayer, Steve Hale (Not here this time), and Ron Milts talk about the things they l…
 
*comic spoilers When it comes to Ultraman, the current cast of the show are total noobs, but that's not gonna stop us from exploring "The Rise of Ultraman" #1 and dip our toes into the deep well of this famous and renowned character that gave birth to so many iconic elements of modern pop-culture. Other comics: Bullseye-The Colombian Connection (20…
 
Spoiler alert! It's a boy! This week on Random Encounters, California is still on fire, Keith and Nate play Tony Hawk, and the boys talk about Mulan. Random Encounters Email: RandomEncounterspodcast@gmail.com Instagram: https://bit.ly/2M6OkvU Twitter: https://bit.ly/2ZMxLc1 Check out Random Encounters on Patreon. If you enjoy the show, please consi…
 
Before our episode, we want to shout out some of the wonderful people who are keeping The Sartorial Geek running via our Patreon: Audrey, Sharon, Leslie, Latoya, and Julianne. We love you forever! This week’s episode is sponsored by the wonderful geeky illustrator Karen Hallion. Click here to check out her beautiful art and her Patreon! Hello and w…
 
*Comics Spoilers* Roundtable: We Only Find Them When They're Dead by Al Ewing, Simone Di Meo, Mariasara Miotti, and AndWorld Design. Locke & Key: Welcome to Lovecraft; Hellblazer: Rise and Fall #1; JLA (2006) 1-6: The Tornado's Path. NCBD Picks: Star Wars Adventures Annual (2020); Reaver #11; Ash & Thorn #5 Wanna tell us the 3 comics you think ever…
 
This episode is full of fun facts about Ireland, the best sex songs, and Mulan. Welcome to Random Encounters! Random Encounters Email: RandomEncounterspodcast@gmail.com Instagram: https://bit.ly/2M6OkvU Twitter: https://bit.ly/2ZMxLc1 Check out Random Encounters on Patreon. If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us through Patreon so we …
 
On this episode brought to you by Spinwhizcomics.com The return of Steve to the California Cabana at IBstudio... We talk about Chadwick Boseman passing and what it means for the MCU Bill & Ted Face the Music! Chris finally watches Cobra Kai! Lovecraft Country episode 2! And so much more!!! The Nerd Life Crisis Podcast....Chris Thayer, Steve Hale (N…
 
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