We’re Still Alive!

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Hi Everyone,

You might be wondering where we’ve been. Well, obviously the podcast is on a hiatus, but we are still posting and interacting with fans of the iconic on the iconic superhero pages. We’ll soon begin posting regularly to the blog here as well.

To that end, I’m thrilled to present an interview with legendary comic artist Allen Bellman. Chrispy, our admin on the Iconic Captain America page recently sought out Bellman who graciously granted an interview, and you can read it on the following pdf!

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Look for more interviews, reviews, and analyses to come!

Stay tuned, and stay iconic!

Michael

2016 Christmas Episode!

It’s Christmas time! And we’re back with another Christmas special. Chris Meaux from The Big Sheaux with Chris Meaux sits in with us again to discuss some great holiday themed superhero stories. We also talk about which hero we’d invite to Christmas dinner and also hear some clips and commercials from the Geeky spirit of Christmas past!

Download at the following link (right click here) or on iTunes (sometimes it can take a day or two for new episodes to show up in the iTunes store, but if you subscribe to our podcast then check your subscriptions, episode two should be there), or simply use the player below.

Episode Guide

00:00:00  Introduction

Iconic Recommendations

00:06:02   Superman #64 “Metropolis Mailbag” (Chris)

00:18:10    Batman The Animated Series “Holiday Knights” (Sierra)

00:23:19   Batman Rebirth “Annual” (Al)

00:32:33    Daredevil (2011) #7 (Michael)

What Superhero Would You Invite to Christmas Dinner?

00:49:49  Sierra

00:54:06  Al

00:57:32   Michael

01:00:59   Chris

01:06:42   Holiday Wishes!

Check out The Big Sheax with Chris Meaux on itunes and podbean!

“Hooray for Santa Claus” by Roy Alfred and Milton Delugg from Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, Jalor Productions (1964)

Don’t forget our YouTube channel, which will be updated one of these days, here!

Happy Holidays!

Halloween Episode!

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Welcome to our Halloween Themed episode! Join Big Al, Michael and special guest Chris Meaux as they discuss their favorite Halloween themed superheroes and stories and geek out over Ghost Rider on Agents of SHIELD!

Download at the following link (click right here!) or on iTunes (sometimes it can take a day or two for new episodes to show up in the iTunes store, but if you subscribe to our podcast then check your subscriptions, episode two should be there), or simply use the player below.

00:00:00  Introduction

00:06:28   Past superhero costumes

00:13:58    Ghost Rider on Agents of SHIELD

00:27:34   Batman: The Long Halloween

00:35:50   Chris’ recommendation – Batman: The Mad Monk and The Monster Men

00:43:32    Big Al’s recommendation – Joung Justice: Secrets

01:01:58     Michael’s recommendation – Spider-man: The Short Halloween

01:10:13      Iconic Captain Marvel with Super Ben!

01:47:46   Favorite Halloween themed superheroes and villains and Wrap Up!

Iconicast theme music written and performed by Jared Featherstone http://www.jaredfeatherstone.com

For a list of all of our Iconic superhero Facebook pages, look to the right of our website: IconicastPodcast.com

Check out Superman Lives! The new podcast co-hosted by Chris Meaux and Iconicast’s own Michael Critzer. Tune in for news, commentary, and analyses of the traditional Man of Tomorrow!

Discover Chris Meaux’s own The Big Sheaux with Chris Meaux for an excellent blend of late night comedy, geek news and editorial! Check it out on itunes and podbean!

Episode 2.6: Our TV Shows Return!

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Episode 2.6 is here! Join the Iconicast crew as they anticipate the return of their superhero TV shows this season and talk about and analyze the big reveals.

Download at the following link (click right here!) or on iTunes (sometimes it can take a day or two for new episodes to show up in the iTunes store, but if you subscribe to our podcast then check your subscriptions, episode two should be there), or simply use the player below.

00:00:00  Introduction

00:05:18    Zendaya Mary Jane casting

00:23:25    CW Shows

01:10:13     Gotham

01:14:12     Agents of SHIELD

01:21:51     Happy Birthday Jack Kirby and Wrap Up!

Iconicast theme music written and performed by Jared Featherstone http://www.jaredfeatherstone.com

See the New Iconicast YouTube channel!

Our very own Duchess of DC and More has a great blog you can check out here

Check out Superman Lives! The new podcast co-hosted by Chris Meaux and Iconicast’s own Michael Critzer. Tune in for news, commentary, and analyses of the traditional Man of Tomorrow!

Discover Chris Meaux’s own The Big Sheaux with Chris Meaux for an excellent blend of late night comedy, geek news and editorial! Check it out on itunes and podbean!

Iconic International

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We’re pleased to introduce our first mini-sode between podcast episodes. Iconic International is hosted by our friend Knight Wolf from YouTube. He’ll be providing a look at international superheroes from a different country each month. You can find his YouTube channel here. And don’t forget our YouTube channel with my Professor Geek analyses, Sierra’s Reviews, and Big Al’s Bitstrips here. Stay tuned for September’s episode of Iconicast in the coming weeks, and stay Iconic!

~Michael

Listen with the player below, or click here to download.

Episode 2.5

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Episode 2.5 is here! Join the Iconicast crew as they debrief the news from comic con, pay tribute to Noel Neill, and discuss creator/fan relations!

Download at the following link (click right here!) or on iTunes (sometimes it can take a day or two for new episodes to show up in the iTunes store, but if you subscribe to our podcast then check your subscriptions, episode two should be there), or simply use the player below.

00:00:00  Introduction

00:03:40  Comic Con Debrief

01:10:27    Noel Neill Tribute

01:19:10   Creator/Fan Relations

See the article we discuss in Creator/Fan relations by clicking here.

Iconicast theme music written and performed by Jared Featherstone http://www.jaredfeatherstone.com

See the New Iconicast YouTube channel!

Our very own Duchess of DC and More has a great blog you can check out here

Check out Superman Lives! The new podcast co-hosted by Chris Meaux and Iconicast’s own Michael Critzer. Tune in for news, commentary, and analyses of the traditional Man of Tomorrow!

Discover Chris Meaux’s own The Big Sheaux with Chris Meaux for an excellent blend of late night comedy, geek news and editorial! Check it out on itunes and podbean!

Iconicast Episode 2.4

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Episode 2.4 is here! Join the Iconicast crew in a look back at Superman Returns, ten years later, and compare notes as they name their top five Superman portrayals!

Download at the following link (click right here!) or on iTunes (sometimes it can take a day or two for new episodes to show up in the iTunes store, but if you subscribe to our podcast then check your subscriptions, episode two should be there), or simply use the player below.

00:00:00  Introduction

00:04:09  Superman Returns after the break

01:14:15    Top 5 Superman Portrayals

01:34:29   Recommendations and Shoutouts

See the recommended titles we mentioned and more Superman Returns related content on this Amazon list.

Iconicast theme music written and performed by Jared Featherstone http://www.jaredfeatherstone.com

See the New Iconicast YouTube channel!

Our very own Duchess of DC and More has a great blog you can check out here

Check out Superman Lives! The new podcast co-hosted by Chris Meaux and Iconicast’s own Michael Critzer. Tune in for news, commentary, and analyses of the traditional Man of Tomorrow!

Check out Michael’s online course: Superhero Archetypes in the Marvel Cinematic U The campaign has ended, but if you’d still like to sign up, send an email to j.michaelcritzer@gmail.com for instructions on how to pay and register.

Discover Chris Meaux’s own The Big Sheaux with Chris Meaux for an excellent blend of late night comedy, geek news and editorial! Check it out on itunes and podbean!

 

Episode 2.3

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Episode 2.3 is here! Join us as we debrief on Civil War, mourn the passing of Darwyn Cooke and William Schallert, and make sense of Hydra Cap and DC Rebirth!

Download at the following link (click right here!) or on iTunes (sometimes it can take a day or two for new episodes to show up in the iTunes store, but if you subscribe to our podcast then check your subscriptions, episode two should be there), or simply use the player below.

 

00:00:00  Introduction

00:03:38   Civil War Debriefing

00:17:07  Darwyn Cooke

00:31:20  William Schallert

00:39:51  Hydra Cap and DC Rebirth

Iconicast theme music written and performed by Jared Featherstone http://www.jaredfeatherstone.com

See Michael’s Professor Geek YouTube channel!

Our very own Duchess of DC and More has a great blog you can check out here

Check out Superman Lives! The new podcast co-hosted by Chris Meaux and Iconicast’s own Michael Critzer. Tune in for news, commentary, and analyses of the traditional Man of Tomorrow!

Discover Chris Meaux’s own The Big Sheaux with Chris Meaux for an excellent blend of late night comedy, geek news and editorial! Check it out on itunes and podbean!

 

Holding Out for a Hero

Duchess of DC (and More!)

Today’s news about Captain America has me in a bit of a funk. With all Marvel has done so right in the cinematic universe, I can’t understand how they could blow it so big in their print stories. Captain  America is an agent of Hydra?! Come again?

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Superman. Batman. Wonder Woman. Captain America. These heroes were created during dark times in America’s history, not the “good ole days” people often romanticize. The Great Depression, World War II, these were times people needed HOPE. More than someone they could relate to, readers wanted stories that assured them tomorrow would be better, brighter, and that good would prevail. I don’t believe those are outdated concepts of a bye-gone time; they are as necessary today as ever before.

Lately though, it seems the world wants to take that notion away from us. With the Snyderverse making Superman unrecognizable apart from the spit curl…

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