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Ep. 071 “Reading Rainbow”


The best things in life are free – and this podcast is no exception! This week, we geek out over Free Comic Book Day, Avengers: Age of Ultron, the Eisner Awards, Herb Trimpe and much, much more.

imgresFirst up in Top o’ the Pile, we talk about Essex County,  Uncanny X-Men, and Josh’s refusal to read comics. then it’s off to our local comic shop to take in the sights, sounds and smells of Free Comic Book Day.

Dan and Ben assemble for a (mostly spoiler-free) review of Avengers: Age of Ultron that gives props to big action and breakout characters. Dan chimes in on last week’s Daredevil conversation. We run down some of the recent Eisner Award nominations and make our (no doubt completely wrong) picks to win.

Can o’ Beans closes out the show with promises to read She-Hulk, FCBD comics and, well… anything in Josh’s case.  It’s an action-packed, over-stuffed episode that you won’t want to miss, “but you don’t have to take my word for it.”

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Music in this episode by: Donovan Frankenreiter, Adam Warrock, Jimmy Fallon

Avengers movie to feature Downey Jr., Cheadle, Favreau

Iron Man....'nuff said.
Iron Man....'nuff said.

There’s no stopping this Avengers movie now! News came out this week that Robert Downey Jr., Don Cheadle and Jon Favreau have added The Avengers to their calendars in addition to Iron Man 2.

Here’s some additional clarification points:

-Downey’s deal was for four movies, meaning that he’ll be wearing the armor in another film after the sequel and Avengers are complete.

-Favreau is directing Iron Man 2 and will executive produce for Avengers.

-Cheadle will play James Rhodes in the sequel, Avengers and other sequels. I’m still confused as to why Terrence Howard was relieved of his duties in this role. I thought he was really good in the first film.

-Release dates are May 7, 2010 for Iron Man 2 and July 15, 2011, for Avengers.