Top 100 Heroes: 5-1

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The age old questions of comic fans: Batman or Superman? Spider-Man or Wolverine? The debates about the best heroes are endless. We tried to make a top 10 list, but that was just too hard. So we tried a top 25, but that quickly became a top 50… you get the idea. So we were able to ‘narrow’ it down to an even 100. Odds are you will vehemently disagree with who did or did not make the list, or just the order that we placed them. But, hey, it’s our list.

(Honorable mentions to Beta Ray Bill, USAgent, Martian Manhunter, Kid Flash, Hercules, The Frenchman and the Female (the Boys), Abe Sapien, Spider-Man 2099, Static Shock, Nite Owl, Guy Gardner, Booster Gold, Spawn, Atom Eve, Mary Marvel, and a hell of a lot more. So many more we could- and may- do another whole 100 list!)

We will release these in installments of 10 so that you don’t have the longest list ever to read through. Agree with the placement or who made the list? Disagree with the burning power of a thousand suns? Let us know! Enjoy!

(Click here for Part One!)

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Why “INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE” is *still* one of the Best Comic Book Movies of all Time!

With the recent release of “Spider-man: No Way Home” (see our review on the Comic Zombie podcast), it really got me thinking about another Spider-man movie that also just so happens to deal with multiversal shenanigans: “Into the Spider-verse”! So I recently revisited this groundbreaking animated movie and not only did it hold up extremely well, I’d argue that it’s easily one of the best comic book movies ever made!

2018’s “Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse”, written by Phil Lord (of ‘Lego Movie’ and ’21 Jump Street’ fame), directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman – is about the origin of Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) as the newest Spider-man in a multiverse teaming with spider-themed heroes!

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Comic Zombie #17: “Spider-man: No Way Home” Review!

Issue 17: “SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME” Review! *Spoiler Alert!*

SPOILER ALERT for “Spider-man: No Way Home”, “Hawkeye” Episode 5, the post-credits scene for “Venom: Let There Be Carnage”, Marvel’s “What If…?”, “Wandavision”, “Loki”, “Into the Spider-verse”, and the teaser trailer for “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”! 

In this spoiler-filled review, Chris and Erik are joined by their good friend Jimmy Lester to talk about their (emotional) reactions to the latest MCU movie, “Spider-man: No Way Home”! 

Also on this episode: 

  • Where does Peter Parker go from here?
  • Will we see some of these villains (and heroes) again?
  • Who will Spidey team up with next?
  • Venom predictions
  • Miles Morales predictions
  • Speculation about “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”! 
  • Do Marvel trailers reveal too much?
  • More Kingpin / Daredevil / Hawkeye talk
  • Theories on Marvel’s Cinematic Multiverse – who’s responsible for reality breaking? (Loki, the Scarlet Witch, or Doctor Strange?)

If you haven’t already, be sure to check out Issue #10: “Ranking the Spider-man Movies” and Issue #16: “No Way Home” Predictions! 

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Comic Zombie Podcast #16

Issue 16: “Spider-man: No Way Home” Predictions, “Hawkeye” Theories, and George Pérez Spotlight

Who is the 6th member of the Sinister Six?

On this week’s Marvel-heavy episode we’re discussing our initial thoughts on the first 4 episodes of “Hawkeye” (now on Disney+), giving our predictions for this Friday’s “Spider-man: No Way Home”, and celebrating the life and works of the great George Pérez for our first artist spotlight. (Minor Spoilers for the post-credit scenes for “Eternals”, “Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”, and “Venom: Let There Be Carnage”)

*Note: We ran into some slight technical issues on today’s episode, so the audio quality varies a little bit throughout, but it does improve as the episode goes on. Thank you for bearing with us!

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A “Brief” Recap of the MCU Timeline (Part Two)

Reblogged from ProbablyWork.com

Click here for Part One of our MCU breakdown!

Phase Two picks up after the events of ‘The Avengers’ and re-focus back on their individual adventures before they reform in ‘Age of Ultron’. We also get introduced to some new characters as the cosmic side of things starts to take center stage. The timeline also gets a little nebulous here as these events take place roughly around the same time in different corners of the universe.

We also decided to include the Netflix Marvel shows on our list since they are tangentially related and according to rumors may still end up impacting upcoming MCU films and shows. Before we jump in though, we need to give a massive *spoiler warning* for anyone new to the MCU because most of these movies have some pretty big twists, so proceed with caution…

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Top 10 Animated Comic Book TV Shows

While comic books and animation seem to go hand in hand, for some reason there are so, so many more bad animated shows based on comics than there are good. Maybe because so many are aimed at children, or maybe there are so many variables that come with even getting a show off the ground, let alone having and audience to keep it around and also having the right people to keep elevating the material, and ALSO having a studio that has faith in the production team and can stay out of the way.

For every successful show, there’s a Savage Dragon, WildC.A.T.S., or multiple failed adaptations of the likes of Iron Man, the Fantastic Four, or the Avengers. But when all of the right circumstances come together, sometimes you get something special. While a lot of how ‘good’ a show is can come down to personal taste and preferences, below are 10 animated shows based on comics that, regardless of order, everyone can agree are among the best!

Honorable mention goes to MTV’s The Maxx, based on the Image Comics series by Sam Keith, Superman: The Animated Series, and Wolverine & The X-Men!

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Essential Reads: SPIDER-MAN

Back on Issue #10 of the podcast (Ranking the Spider-man movies!), we featured a couple of our all time favorite Spidey comics!

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Comic Zombie Podcast #10: Ranking the Spider-man Movies!

COMIC ZOMBIE – Issue #10: Ranking the Spider-man Movies!

Chris and Erik try and rank all the (live action) Spider-man movies! (so far!)

  • Spider-man (2002)
  • Spider-man 2
  • Spider-man 3
  • The Amazing Spider-man (2012)
  • The Amazing Spider-man 2
  • Spider-man: Homecoming
  • Spider-man: Far From Home
  • Venom

*Note: Although we didn’t include “Into the Spider-verse” on our lists, we’re planning on covering that one in a future episode. Like our ‘Ranking the X-Men Movies’, this episode was also recorded several months ago.

Also on this episode:

  • What we’ve been reading (Chris: “The Immortal Hulk” by Al Ewing and Joe Bennett, Erik: Donny Cates’s “Guardians of the Galaxy”)
  • What we’ve been watching (CW / DC “Arrow-verse” shows, “The Mandalorian” Season 2)
  • Essential Reads: Spider-man (“Marvel Knights: Spider-man” by Brian Michael Bendis and “Spider-man: Blue” by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale)

(Episode edited by Erik Slader)

For more random shenanigans, check out our blog at ComicZombie.net – Including our Spider-man movie articles!

*Also listen to us on Podcasters Assemble!

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Comic Zombie Podcast #6: Nerdy Secret Origins

Issue 6: Nerdy Secret Origins (New to Comics? Start Here!)

Chris and Erik return from the dead to bring you their own personal secret origins into comic fandom *and* how they first met! They also discuss what they’ve been reading recently, including Tom King’s “Mister Miracle”, Donny Cates, Garth Ennis, and “Spider-man: Life Story” by Chip Zdarsky, as well as some recommended starting points for those new to the world of comic books and highlight a couple of their all time favorite Batman graphic novels. 

Segments on this episode:

  • New Comics
  • WTF Moments
  • Essential Reads: Batman

(Episode edited by Erik Slader)

For more random shenanigans, check out our blog at ComicZombie.net! *Also listen to us on Podcasters Assemble!

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