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‘The Legend of Caleb York’ Review by Ron Fortier

THE LEGEND OF CALEB YORK By Mickey Spillane & Max Allan Collins Kensington Publishing 229 pages Say the words Mickey Spillane and most readers will immediately Mike Hammer and hardboiled mysteries. Perhaps the furthest thing from anyone’s thoughts would be a classic western adventure. Which is exactly what this book

Earth StationMCU Episode Fourteen: Agents of SHIELD – Melinda

In this episode of ESMCU, John and Jen discuss the backstory of “The Cavalry,” Agent Melinda May. We also talk about the critical response to Daredevil, new writers and directors announced for more Phase 3, the Carol Corps, the Infinity Gems, as well as the intersection between powers and race

Flopcast 155: Betty, Please

It’s been too long since we presented a good old fashioned ridiculous Flopcast Top 4 ½ List… and so this week, we bring you a Betty list. (Hey, we take that “ridiculous” part pretty seriously.) We’re listing our favorite Betty cartoon characters (from the Stone Age and beyond), our favorite

Earth Station One Episode 263 – Farewell to Justified

Fire in the hole! One of our favorite series has come to an end and the ESO crew has been accused of a lot of things but being inarticulate ain’t one of ’em. Mike, Mike, Thom Trainer, and award winning authors Bobby Nash and Van Allen Plexico stay frosty and

Flopcast 154: Heap Watch

Our report from the South Coast Toy and Comic Show includes: silly cat comics; a very tempting Monster Squad board game; the stars of Buck Rogers, Clerks, and The Last Dragon; and our dream of unleashing the New England Brethren of Pirates on Fish Island. Also: comedian Marc Maron (whose

Pulpsploitation Review By Ron Fortier

PULPSPLOITATION Edited by Nicholas Ahlhem Metahuman Press 177 pages Exploit – A notable deed or act. To use to best advantage. To make use of selfishly or unethically. The word exploit didn’t attract any particular attention until the folks in Hollywood got hold of it and then we were given

Earth Station Who Episode 98 – The Daemons

As the end of April approaches, ESW celebrates Beltane by visiting Devil’s End with the Third Doctor. Mike, Mike, and Mary Ogle are joined by Louis Robinson who assisted with editing The Daemons and insists that no actual dark spirits were harmed during the making of this serial. However, not

Needless Things Podcast 53 – Marvel’s Daredevil on Netflix

Last weekend Marvel unleashed the newest corner of their Cinematic Universe on Netflix in the form of Daredevil. The show was so dramatically different and so impactful that Needless Things rallied the troops and recorded a podcast! Phantom Troublemaker is joined by Needless Things’ Head Researcher Ryan Schweck, The Belligerent

Earth Station MCU: Episode Thirteen “Afterlife”

Earth Station MCU Ep 13Lots of news this week, but also lots of questions. Will there be a SHIELD spinoff, and what would it focus on? Is there really no post-post credits scene in Age of Ultron? Does Ward deserve a chance to “redeem” himself? Is Gonzalez a “bad” guy?

Earth Station One Episode 262 – Crisis on Infinite Earths

The episode you dare not miss! Worlds will live. Worlds will die And the ESO crew will never be the same! (Until the next reboot, anyway.) Mike, Mike, John McCarthy, and Gary Mitchel relive the crossover event that was 50 years in the making and made an impact that is

Flopcast 153: Blah Blah Blah SHAZAM!

According to the Elders, it’s time to celebrate 75 years of Captain Marvel! Yes, young Billy Batson has been screaming “Shazam!” and fighting crime (and Superman’s lawyers) as Captain Marvel since 1940. This week we’ll look at the comic books, the movie serials, the cartoons, and of course, the live

Ratchet Retrocast Episode 49 – To Live Long and Prosper

It is a dark time for the RetroCast, as all of the amazing pop culture icons are dropping like flies! Join in as we share their stories of how they have shaped the known future for all the geeks of today. Hear heartfelt cries of joy and sorrow as we

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