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Will DC be The Greatest

Will DC be The Greatest

January 18, 2022

This one is a real commute killer as Ed Greer and special guest Billy Business find themselves asking, “Will DC be The Greatest?” Now obviously no one sane is actually rooting for any of the corporations vying for our collective attention (unless you work for one) but the superhero-sphere is undeniably more interesting when DC is doing great stuff. They are presently carving out a strong position as the “mature” version of the mythic power fantasies rocking the large and small screens these days. The topics include the much maligned DC fandom, the Snyder era, and after the 47 minute mark there’s some SPOILER chat about PEACEMAKER on HBO MAX until 1:03:15. Enjoy!

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Are Critics The Greatest

Are Critics The Greatest

January 9, 2022

“Are Critics The Greatest?” Of course not, but also, sometimes, yes. We have writer, podcaster, and Twitter giant Lon Harris on to discuss the value of film criticism in the modern age. This one is a fun debate as we examine where we get our criticism and film opinion from and what role we expect film criticism to serve now. Most people say they know what they like and need no help deciding what to watch but then why are Rotten Tomatoes scores all over every movie advertisement? With so many entertainment options vying for our attention and time, maybe finding film opinions you can trust is more important than ever. But also maybe we need to move beyond the simple binary idea of “Good and Bad” and embrace developing a more adventurous entertainment palette. Much food for thought in this ep. Enjoy and embrace your inner critic by giving us a 5 Star review!   

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Are Sequels The Greatest

Are Sequels The Greatest

January 3, 2022

“Are Sequels The Greatest?” It’s of course a loaded question.  Most sequels cost more and are worse than the original version. In this one, we discuss sequels and movie series as strictly artistic endeavors. Would some movies with multiple sequels be better with one? Or none? Which movie series would be better as two solid movies? Or as a TV series? All of these thoughts are explored and in the last segment, we pitch an 80’s movie nostalgia bomb sequel that would destroy at the box office. Happy New Year! 

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The Greatest Comic Book Voices

The Greatest Comic Book Voices

December 28, 2021

This week we were brought low by the various ills of life like family and omicron. This conversation is taken from a Patreon we recorded years ago for our previous podcast. From Ron’s super loud impressions to Ed’s East Coast bias and Producer Bill’s Watchmen fetish this thing is a landmark recording for the Greatest Pod Crew. Most of you whippersnappers haven’t heard it before, and to the rest of you, it’ll be a nostalgic romp as we explore “The Greatest Comic Book Voices!!”

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The Greatest Spider-man (No Spoilers about the movie)

The Greatest Spider-man (No Spoilers about the movie)

December 20, 2021

THIS CONTAINS NO TALK ABOUT NO WAY HOME. That spoiler review will be on our Patreon and boy is it a humdinger. So what’s THIS particular pod about? It was taped before Ed had seen No Way Home with Ron holding his tongue like a champ. He seriously spilled nothing.  Truly admirable. “So what is it about??!!” you may ask, this time more insistently. Well, we try to take Spider-Man as a character and discern just what is “The Greatest Spider-Man.” He’s been many things to many people and he’s even been many people at this point, so we try to drill down on what exactly makes for a GREAT depiction of Spider-Man. What basic structure and story conventions are present? What is a “violation” of the basic things that make Spider-Man cool and relatable? What hallmarks must be present for it to be truly Spider-Man? These are explored in a far-reaching conversation that’ll get you through your commute to the Daily Bugle, Tiger!

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The Greatest Pod Writers vs Artists

The Greatest Pod Writers vs Artists

December 14, 2021

When it comes to who’s responsible for a comic book’s success, who is “The Greatest: Writers or Artists?” It’s an age-old debate and one we don’t resolve on this broadcast but I do think we make some salient points about how necessary each of their contributions are. Each tribe has certain limitations and only through their combined powers do we get the best stuff.  There’s some discussion of the “comic book auteur” as well and how these rare cartoonists who can truly do both jobs well are less plentiful than we think, thus deserving of all the accolades they get. But when it comes to work-for-hire comics created by teams placed together under editorial direction there needs to be some sort of revision of credits when these things are adapted into television and movies. As we note in this conversation there’s no morally defensible reason Matt Fraction got a producer credit on the Hawkeye series on Disney Plus while the artist David Aja didn’t.

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The Greatest: John Byrne or Frank Miller

The Greatest: John Byrne or Frank Miller

December 7, 2021

Today we dissect the legacies of two comic book giants as we debate who is “The Greatest: John Byrne or Frank Miller?” These two were the Celestials of 80’s comics, luminaries that gave inspiration to the Image generation. Ed and Producer Bill don’t just wax poetic about these two brilliant creators, we dig into the controversies around them too. A wide-ranging discussion of their “Big 2” and creator-owned works, after listening to this you will understand how the greatness of these two still ripples through comics 30 years later. 

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The Greatest: Daredevil or The Punisher

The Greatest: Daredevil or The Punisher

November 29, 2021

In this discussion, Ed and Ron ask, who is “The Greatest: Daredevil or The Punisher?” Now there are obviously fans and detractors of each of these street-level vigilantes. Some may think they’ve heard every talking point about each of them, but when you have a superfan like Ed trying to explain why he basically likes them both equally it gets deep. This becomes a discussion of comic book psychology and its effects on real-life people. It’s a common theory that these two characters are almost like Rorschach tests for your morals and interests...but what if it was more complicated than that? What if these characters need each other to truly be interesting? What if they are sort of a codependent dyad that form the street-level Marvel universe? Listen with an open mind and enjoy.

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The Greatest: Spielberg or Scorsese

The Greatest: Spielberg or Scorsese

November 23, 2021

It’s the Eyebrows vs. the Glasses, the blockbuster pioneer vs. the street cineaste as we try to decide, who is “The Greatest: Spielberg or Scorsese?” The discussion of these two titans crashed my damn computer making this podcast late getting to you but on the bright side, you get a genre-spanning, at times contentious discussion that’s nearly twice as long as a normal episode. These two deserve this feast of hot takes & bold analysis, and so do you. Happy Thanksgiving everybody! 

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Are The Eternals The Greatest Misfire of the MCU?

Are The Eternals The Greatest Misfire of the MCU?

November 14, 2021

“Are The Eternals The Greatest Misfire of the MCU?” It’s certainly in question and this week, we have comedian/musician Jeffrey Baldinger join in to help us get to the bottom of it. The first half is NO SPOILERS so feel free to listen even if you haven’t seen the movie yet. The King Jack Kirby’s Eternals and The 4th World DC stuff were always your dad’s weird friend’s favorite comics and now they’ve made their way to the big screen. Their esoteric concepts and sci-fi god mythos have always thrown most fans for a loop so it’s no wonder this movie has been doubted since its inception. Will Oscar-Winner Chloe Zhao’s voice blend with Jack Kirby’s and Marvel’s brain trust to make another hit, or will it go down as an oddity amongst other more commercial properties? Why not both?

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