The Curious Case of D.B. Cooper: The FBI’s Greatest Unsolved Mystery (Epik Fails of History)

Reblogged from EpikFails.com

The ‘D.B. Cooper’ Incident: November 24th, 1971

“D.B. Cooper” is easily one of the most confounding mysteries of the 20th century. The mysterious hijacker who got away with $200,000 has proven to be just as elusive as Big Foot or the Loch Ness Monster. So much so that after 45 years, the FBI finally closed the door on the case back in 2016! If the freaking Federal Bureau of Investigation gives up, you know it’s probably not getting solved by some random podcaster in his basement. Even Sherlock Holmes himself would have had trouble with this one…

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Comic Zombie Podcast #26: Marvel SDCC 2022 News! / DC Cancellations?!

Issue 26: Marvel SDCC 2022 News! / DC Cancellations?!

“It’s an incredibly bad look to cancel a Latina Batgirl movie.” – Kevin Smith 

Erik and Chris return to discuss the latest geek news – with ALL of Kevin Feige’s Marvel Phase 5 *and* 6 announcements from this year’s San Diego Comic Con 2022! Meanwhile, the new head of Warner Bros decided to cancel not only the (nearly completed) “Batgirl” movie, starring Leslie Grace (and Michael Keaton!), but several other DC projects from the CW and HBO Max (including Kevin Smith’s work on “Strange Adventures” an animated anthology which honestly sounded cool as hell) all in an apparent attempt to save $3 billion with a tax loophole, but the move has since apparently backfired causing them to lose $20 billion after pissing off the entire internet, because of course it did. So you know, the usual. 

Note: In this episode we accidentally referred to Ezra Miller as ‘he’ instead of ‘they’, but mean no disrespect the trans community, just an honest slip up. 

Also On This Episode:

  • Our belated reviews on “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” *and* “Thor: Love and Thunder”
  • “She-Hulk” Episode 1 – initial thoughts
  • Artist Spotlight: Tim Sale (RIP)
  • Essential Reads: Fantastic Four! 
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Artist Spotlight: Tim Sale (RIP)

We were extremely saddened to hear about the recent passing of renowned comic book artist Tim Sale, so we decided to spotlight his life’s work on the latest podcast (Issue #26).

Books to check out:

  • Superman: For All Seasons
  • Spider-man: Blue
  • Daredevil: Yellow
  • Hulk: Gray
  • Captain America: White
  • Batman: The Long Halloween
  • Batman: Dark Victory
  • Batman: Haunted Knight

Listen to the podcast for more!

Essential Reads: FANTASTIC FOUR

On our latest podcast episode (Issue #26) we gave some recommendations for the FF!

Erik’s Pick: “FANTASTIC FOUR: 1234” by Grant Morrison and Jae Lee (Marvel Knights)

Chris’s Pick(s): “Fantastic Four: Unthinkable” by Mark Waid, Mike Wieringo, and Casey Jones *AND* “Fantastic Four: Authoritative Action” by Mark Waid, Howard Porter, and Mike Wieringo!

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Comic Zombie Podcast #25: The Death of Superman

Issue 25: “The Death of Superman” (30th Anniversary!)

Chris goes solo once again to talk about one of the biggest DC comic book events of the 90’s: “The Death (and Return) of Superman” – just in time for the 30th Anniversary! 

For more random nerdy content, check out our blog at ComicZombie.net for more – including our Top 100 Heroes list and our Essential Reads: Superman! 

(Episode edited by Chris Carroll)

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Comic Zombie Podcast #24: Daredevil and the Marvel Netflix Shows!

Issue 24: Daredevil and the Marvel Netflix Shows!

“When I was a boy…” – Wilson Fisk aka The Kingpin

Chris and Erik join forces once again to talk about the Marvel Netflix shows! (Now on Disney Plus)

Marvel Netflix Shows:

  • Daredevil
  • Jessica Jones
  • Luke Cage
  • Iron Fist
  • The Defenders
  • The Punisher 

*Note: this episode was recorded prior to the release of “Moon Knight”, “Ms. Marvel”, “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”, and “Thor: Love and Thunder”. We also had some technical difficulties and had to record the episode over two separate recording sessions, so there may be some repeated comments. 

Also On This Episode: 

  • Our belated “Hawkeye” Finale Review! 
  • Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio officially in the MCU!
  • Predictions for the upcoming “Echo” series
  • “Moon Knight”, “Ms. Marvel”, and “She-Hulk” speculation
  • Outdated rumors about “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”
  • Will Namor be in Black Panther 2? (Spoilers: Yes)
  • A random tangent about stretchy characters…?

Be sure to listen to our last MCU episode with Zack on Phase Two!

And check out our blog at ComicZombie.net for more – including Erik’s Scott Pilgrim comic reviews!

(Episode edited by Erik Slader)

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WTF Moments #77

Sigh… another bizarre comic cover that has nothing to do with the actual issue…

*Face palm*

You’re telling me that Wolverine, Spider-man, *AND* the Punisher don’t actually appear in the issue in which they are featured prominently on the cover? Seriously, why did they even feel the need to troll us like that?! This was worse than getting rick rolled back in the day, because you actually had to shell out hard earned lawn mowing money before getting home and realizing you were duped.

Comic Zombie Podcast #23: Catching up on “Crisis on Infinite Earths” (the DC/CW Shows), Alex Ross, and more!

Issue 23: Catching up on “Crisis on Infinite Earths” (the DC/CW Shows), Alex Ross, and more!

“You have failed this universe.” – Oliver Queen

*Note: this episode was recorded back in early February, 2022!*

An extremely outdated episode where Chris and Erik catch up on what they’ve been reading, and speculate about things that are already out now, before talking about the DC / CW “Arrow-verse” shows: ‘The Flash’, ‘Supergirl’, ‘Arrow’, ‘Legends of Tomorrow’, ‘Batwoman’, etc – now that Erik’s finally caught up on the epic “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover! 

Also on this Episode: 

Next Time: The Marvel Netflix shows! 

(Episode edited by Erik Slader)

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Artist Spotlight: Alex Ross

In our latest episode (Comic Zombie #23), we decided to showcase one of our all-time favorite artists in the industry, the one and only, the legendary Alex Ross!

Books to Check Out:

  • Kingdom Come
  • Marvels
  • Justice
  • Earth X (Trilogy)
  • U.S. – Uncle Sam (graphic novel)
  • Justice Society of America (covers)
  • The Immortal Hulk (covers)
  • Batman: War on Crime, Superman: Peace on Earth, Wonder Woman: Spirit of Truth, etc
  • Secret Wars (2015 event – covers)
  • Amazing Spider-man (2015-2018 covers)
  • Fantastic Four: Full Circle (coming soon!)

And listen to the podcast for more recommendations!