Comic Zombie Podcast #35: Early 2000’s Marvel Movies (Hulk, Daredevil, Elektra, Ghost Rider)

Issue 35: Early 2000’s Marvel Movies (Hulk, Daredevil, Elektra, Ghost Rider)

“Get me Bullseye!” – The Kingpin

On today’s episode, Chris and Erik breakdown some of the early 2000’s (pre-MCU) Marvel movies! Back when comic book movies had way lower standards…

Movies Discussed:

  • Ang Lee’s “Hulk” (2003)
  • Daredevil (2003)
  • Elektra (2005)
  • Ghost Rider (2007)
  • Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011)

(Episode edited by Chris Carroll)

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Top 100 Villains 50-41

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Everyone knows nothing makes a good hero like a great villain. Sherlock Holmes needed Moriarty, G.I. Joe needed Cobra, the rebels needed Darth Vader, etc. Nothing makes a story better quite like an interesting, intriguing, and yet hated adversary. Readers tend to flock to the villains they love to hate. The best villains bring something out of the hero that nobody else does, or force the hero to push themselves further than before to find a way to win.

We wanted to make a top 10 list, but that’s impossible. There are just too many good choices, and we couldn’t agree on any of it. So we increased the list, and increased it, and increased it (honestly we probably could have kept going, too). So, before it gets too out of hand, here are our choices for the 100 best villains in comics.

(Click here for our Top 100 Heroes List!)

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Comic Zombie Podcast #34: “HELLBOY” (Comics vs Movies)

Issue 34: “HELLBOY” (Comics vs Movies)

“Behind this door, a dark entity. Evil, ancient, and hungry…” – Abe Sapien

 “Oh, well. Let me go in and say hi.” – HellBoy

Erik and Chris get together to talk some “HellBoy”! Mike Mignola’s comics from Dark Horse, the Guillermo del Toro duology starring Ron Perlman (and Doug Jones), the 2019 movie with David Harbour, the animated movies, the latest video game, the spin-off comics, and the upcoming reboot based on Mike Mignola’s “The Crooked Man”!

Movies Discussed:

  • HellBoy (2004)
  • HellBoy II: The Golden Army (2008)
  • HellBoy (2019)
  • The HellBoy Animated Movies: “Sword of Storms” and “Blood and Iron”

Also On This Episode:

(Episode edited by Chris Carroll)

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Artist Spotlight: Mike Mignola!

For the latest ‘Artist Spotlight’, we decided to showcase the incredibly talented Mike Mignola!

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Essential Reads: HELLBOY

On our latest podcast episode (issue #34) we gave our recommendations for Mike Mignola’s “HellBoy” from Darkhorse Comics!

Chris’s Pick: HELLBOY IN MEXICO by Mike Mignola and Richard Corben

Erik’s Pick: HELLBOY: KRAMPUSNACHT by Mike Mignola and Adam Hughes (Eisner Award-winning one shot)

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Comic Zombie Podcast #33: “THE BOYS” (Comics vs Show)

Issue 33: “THE BOYS” (Comics vs Show)

“Yeah, I Can Talk To Fish. So What? How Often Do You Need To Be Saved By A School Of Salmon?” – The Deep

*Spoiler Alert!* Erik and Chris are joined by ‘the boys’, Jimmy and BJ, to talk about “The Boys” Seasons 1-3 (now on Amazon Prime), their favorite moments / characters, how it compares to the Garth Ennis comics from Dynamite, and what they hope to see going forward… 

Also On This Episode:

(Episode edited by Erik Slader)

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And buy Erik’s new sci-fi / noir novella, “2299” here! 

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James Gunn’s DC Studios Announcements!

James Gunn (the director of “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “The Suicide Squad”) was recently hired (along with Peter Safran) as the new creative director of DC Studios, and just last week announced a whole new slate of DC movies and shows – following the release of “The Flash” and “Aquaman: The Lost Kingdom”!

DC – Chapter One: “GODS AND MONSTERS”

  • Superman: Legacy (Hitting theaters July 11th, 2025! – Inspired by Grant Morrison’s “All Star Superman”)
  • Lanterns (Greg Berlanti live-action Green Lantern series!)
  • Creature Commandos (animated series)
  • Waller (‘Peacemaker’ / ‘Suicide Squad’ spin-off about Amanda Waller – starring: Viola Davis)
  • The Authority (based on characters from the Wildstorm comics by Jim Lee)
  • Paradise Lost (live action ‘Wonder Woman’ prequel series about the Amazons of Themyscira)
  • Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow (Movie based on the Tom King mini-series, a cosmic fantasy with an edgier take)
  • Booster Gold (HBO Max series)
  • Swamp Thing (A horror movie, most likely taking influence from the Alan Moore comics)
  • The Brave and the Bold (A new Batman movie with the Damian Wayne Robin, inspired by Grant Morrison’s run!)
  • And even more announcements to come…!
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Comic Zombie Podcast #32: The Future of the DCU?

Issue 32: The Future of the DCU?

“Storytelling is always king, that’s all that matters to us.” – James Gunn 

In light of the recent news that James Gunn (director of “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “The Suicide Squad”) and Peter Safran are officially “rebooting” the *entire* DC film franchise (following “The Flash” and “Aquaman: The Lost Kingdom”), we decided to break down what each of us would do if we were (somehow) put in charge of the DC Studios reboot! Strap in for two of the craziest, nerdiest, mega-fan pitch meetings of all time as Chris and Erik attempt to construct an entire inter-connected cinematic universe! 

Also On This Episode: 

(Episode edited by Erik Slader)

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Top 10 Avengers Teams

In the past 60-ish years there have been a lot, and I mean a LOT of people assembling as Avengers. The roster has been in a constant state of evolution and change since the fourth issue, when they re-introduced Captain America to the Marvel universe, and issue 16, when they replaced everyone but Cap with a former Iron Man villain (Hawkeye) and two of Magneto’s lackeys from the Brotherhood over in X-Men (Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch)!

Because there have been oh-so-many rosters over the decades, it’s fun to debate which are the best ones. Of course, as always it comes down to personal preference; for instance, I’ve got the West Coast Avengers on this list, but I’m sure many would disqualify them just based on the name. To each their own. That said, what follows are my picks for the 10 best Avengers rosters ever assembled.

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