Trade Paper Hacks - Episode 57 - DC on TV

January 22, 2016

The boys recap everything covered on DC's TV special "Dawn of the Justice League."  New Wonder Woman footage, new concept art for Aquaman, the Flash, and Cyborg, the big announcement of the next hero to return to the big screen, and the brand new Suicide Squad trailer.

Also:  A quick review of Agent Carter, the Flash and much more.  There's even some comic book news thrown in!

Trade Paper Hacks - Episode 56 - Determining Directors

January 14, 2016

The guys go over the news and apparently it's about a bunch of directors doing/not doing big movies!  What news is confirmed and what is only fan-cast fantasy?  They also go over Doctor Strange Easter-eggs in Agent Carter, what Marvel character is coming back from the dead, and Stan Lee's health.

Also:  the top 10 selling comics and trade paper backs for 2015!

Trade Paper Hacks - Episode 55 - 2016 Predictions

January 8, 2016

Happy New Year!  The guys welcome in TPH-favorite Scott White to preview all of the upcoming movies, tv shows and comic book events in 2016.  It's going to be a busy year...

Also:  Still hung over from New Years?  Play the TPH drinking game and take a shot every time Scott cusses.  (Dont worry, we censored it...but that long process drove us to drinking as well!)

Trade Paper Hacks - Episode 54 - Highs and Lows of 2015

December 30, 2015

Goodbye 2015!  The boys discuss what went well and what was awful in 2015.  Then the proceed to give their spoiler-free opinions on Star Wars: The Force Awakens.  

Also:  Alex changes his voice, a musical tribute, and does Mark know his Star Wars trivia?

Trade Paper Hacks - Episode 53 - Star Wars Blatant Marketing Tie-In

December 16, 2015

Look!  Another group trying to cash in on Star Wars MANIA!!!  This episode is brought to you by Star Wars.  With the hype around this week's release of Star Wars The Force Awakens, the boys take a trip down memory lane and look at all of the different versions of Star Wars in comics.  This next sentence is brought to you by Star Wars.  Everything from the original New Hope tie-ins to the retelling of George Lucas's original script to the new Vader Down event.

Also:  Techniques to avoid spoilers, what trailers are playing before the film, and much more!...Brought to you by Star Wars.

Trade Paper Hacks - Episode 52 - Not Another Batman V Superman Trailer

December 10, 2015

Surprise!  There's another superhero trailer out there!  Okay, now that everybody is done feigning excitement, the boys take a close look at the newest Batman v Superman trailer.  You will be amazed at how much speculation can come out of a trailer that tells you the entire plot to a movie...


Trade Paper Hacks - Episode 51 - Civil War Trailer Secrets

December 2, 2015

The boys tear apart the new Captain America Civil War trailer.  What clues and characters are hidden in the background?  What behind-the-scenes knowledge are you missing out on?  How will Spider-Man fit into all of this?

Follow along with the Captain America trailer:

Also:  A review of Frank Miller's Dark Knight III: The Master Race #1, the Batman V Superman sneak peak, and more!

Trade Paper Hacks - Episode 50 - Giving Thanks

November 25, 2015

The guys spend this milestone episode reflecting on all of the things they are thankful for in the comic book realm.  Everything from their favorite artists to their favorite stories to their favorite people.  

Also, don't miss the Jessica Jones review!  Spoiler Alert! 

Trade Paper Hacks - Episode 49 - Superheroes vs Terrorism

November 19, 2015

Mark and Alex reflect on the recent tragedy in Paris and take the opportunity to review how real-world crises influence comic books in positive and negative ways.  They cover everything from the poetic post-9/11 Spider-man to Frank Miller's absolutely-awful Holy Terror.  Which superheroes came to popularity during world conflicts?  Is punching an Islamic-extremist the same as punching Hitler?

Also: Which female-hero TV shows are you missing out on?

Trade Paper Hacks - Episode 48 - How to Pronounce Negan

November 12, 2015

The boys catch up on all the comic entertainment news they've missed over the last few weeks.  Everything including a major villain being cast in the Walking Dead, that Preacher trailer, Nicole Kidman in Wonder Woman, and much much more.  Seriously, there's a ton of ground covered in this one.  

(Also, see how many times Mark and Alex say the wrong episode can probably make a drinking game out of it)