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A geek who explains things! Each week, join host Aeric Azana on his journey to GEEKsplain every corner of pop culture! Featuring discussions on comics, film, TV, and more, this podcast is for the geeks, BY a geek! New episodes drop every Wednesday! Connect with Us! Twitter & IG - @GeeksplainedPod Email - Geeksplained@gmail.com

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A geek who explains things! Each week, join host Aeric Azana on his journey to GEEKsplain every corner of pop culture! Featuring discussions on comics, film, TV, and more, this podcast is for the geeks, BY a geek! New episodes drop every Wednesday! Connect with Us! Twitter & IG - @GeeksplainedPod Email - Geeksplained@gmail.com

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Episodes

Geeksplained: Digger Harkness aka CAPTAIN BOOMERANG

1/31/2024
AN EPISODE SIX YEARS IN THE MAKING! In our FINAL January special, we’re celebrating the release of SUICIDE SQUAD: KILL THE JUSTICE LEAGUE this week by examining the life and times of Digger Harkness aka CAPTAIN BOOMERANG! As one of Aeric’s favorite characters of all time, this episode has been a long time coming and serves as the greatest appetizer you could ask for before you head for the main course in Metropolis to kill the Justice League! Time Stamps: 00:00:53 Intro 00:07:20 Captain Boomerang Geeksplained 01:02:44 Wrap-Up Follow us! Twitter: twitter.com/geeksplainedpod?lang=en Instagram: www.instagram.com/geeksplainedpod/?hl=en Send us your questions for the Geeksplained Mailbag! Email: Geeksplained@gmail.com Music Sampled: "Sayonara" by SAKEROCK “That’s Life” by Frank Sinatra

Duration:01:14:55

Book Club: Jonathan Hickman's Ultimate Spider-Man #1

1/26/2024
THE BEST BOOK CLUB IN THE MULTIVERSE! Jonathan Hickman and Marco Checchetto’s new vision for Peter Parker and his amazing friends begins here, as the Book Club Bois discuss ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #1! Twenty years ago, a fifteen year old Peter Parker was SUPPOSED to be bitten by a radioactive spider, turning him into the Amazing Spider-Man… but The Maker prevented that from ever happening. Now, Peter leads a normal life – married to Mary-Jane Watson with two beautiful children. He holds a steady job and is watched over by his Uncle Ben. So why does everything feel… wrong? Peter has spent the last two decades feeling like something was missing in his life, and when he is contacted by the fugitive Tony Stark he finds out exactly what that is. Now armed with this newfound knowledge, will Peter Parker return to his ordinary life… or take the leap to become something more? Covers Ultimate Spider-Man #1 (2024) by Jonathan Hickman and Marco Checchetto Send us your questions for the Book Club Mailbag! Email: geeksplained@gmail.com Follow us! Twitter: twitter.com/geeksplainedpod?lang=en Instagram: www.instagram.com/geeksplainedpod/?hl=en Music Sampled: "Alive" by Warbly Jets “Amazing Spider-Man 2 Theme” by Hans Zimmer

Duration:02:35:25

Geeksplained: Nanaue aka KING SHARK

1/24/2024
THERE’S A NEW KING IN TOWN! In our penultimate installment of our January special series, we’re diving into the deep end as we take a retrospective look at the comic book history of KING SHARK! From his debut in the 90s to becoming a mainstay on the Suicide Squad, Nanaue finally hits the big time as he jumps from the comic book page to the realm of video games next week in SUICIDE SQUAD: KILL THE JUSTICE LEAGUE! Time Stamps: 00:00:50 Intro 00:03:44 King Shark Geeksplained 00:28:23 Wrap-Up Follow us! Twitter: twitter.com/geeksplainedpod?lang=en Instagram: www.instagram.com/geeksplainedpod/?hl=en Send us your questions for the Geeksplained Mailbag! Email: Geeksplained@gmail.com Music Sampled: "Sayonara" by SAKEROCK “Coliseum Clash” by Mikey Rukus

Duration:00:32:35

Book Club: Jonathan Hickman's Ultimate Universe Part 3 (Ultimate Universe #1)

1/19/2024
THE BEST BOOK CLUB IN THE MULTIVERSE! The Ultimate JANvasion continues, as the Book Club Bois discuss the starting line for Jonathan Hickman’s new vision for Earth 6160 in ULTIMATE UNIVERSE #1! The City has been sealed with The Maker and Howard Stark aka Iron Man trapped inside! Now Howard’s son Tony aka Iron Lad leads an effort to fix the world that Reed Richards manipulated alongside Doctor Doom, Thor Odinson and Lady Sif! But with the clock ticking until The City reopens, can Tony fix what The Maker has broken? And what of the shadowy rulers that have occupied the power vacuum in place of Richards? It’s a race against time as the fate of the New Ultimate Universe hangs in the balance! Covers Ultimate Universe #1 (2023) by Jonathan Hickman and Stefano Caselli Send us your questions for the Book Club Mailbag! Email: geeksplained@gmail.com Follow us! Twitter: twitter.com/geeksplainedpod?lang=en Instagram: www.instagram.com/geeksplainedpod/?hl=en Music Sampled: "Alive" by Warbly Jets “Doctor Who Titles” by Murray Gold

Duration:02:15:05

Geeksplained: Harleen Quinzel aka HARLEY QUINN

1/17/2024
LET’S RAISE SOME HELL, PUDDIN’! In the lead-up to SUICIDE SQUAD: KILL THE JUSTICE LEAGUE releasing next month, this week we’re taking an in-depth look at the comic book history of Harleen Quinzel! From her inception in Batman: The Animated Series to her officially joining the comics and later becoming a premiere comic character in several adaptations, Harley’s meteoric rise has catapulted her into superstardom as a pillar of DC Comics. So join us as we Geeksplain HARLEY QUINN! Time Stamps: 00:00:50 Intro 00:03:10 Harley Quinn Geeksplained 00:34:41 Wrap-Up Follow us! Twitter: twitter.com/geeksplainedpod?lang=en Instagram: www.instagram.com/geeksplainedpod/?hl=en Send us your questions for the Geeksplained Mailbag! Email: Geeksplained@gmail.com Music Sampled: "Sayonara" by SAKEROCK “Say That We’re Sweethearts Again” by Arleen Sorkin “WANNABE (Instrumental)” by ITZY

Duration:00:38:55

Book Club: Jonathan Hickman's Ultimate Universe Part 2 (Ultimate Invasion #3-4)

1/12/2024
THE BEST BOOK CLUB IN THE MULTIVERSE! Our coverage of Jonathan Hickman’s Ultimate Universe continues, as the Book Club Bois discuss the third and fourth chapters of ULTIMATE INVASION! With The Maker’s new Ultimate Universe firmly established, the experiment is fully underway! All that’s left now is to introduce… a variable. ENTER KANG, who threatens to unravel the tapestry Reed has made due to an age-old vendetta. But who is this time-traveling conqueror, and what does Howard Stark have to do with the events to come? Find out here as ULTIMATE INVASION concludes! Covers Ultimate Invasion (2023) #3-4 by Jonathan Hickman and Bryan Hitch Send us your questions for the Book Club Mailbag! Email: geeksplained@gmail.com Follow us! Twitter: twitter.com/geeksplainedpod?lang=en Instagram: www.instagram.com/geeksplainedpod/?hl=en Music Sampled: "Alive" by Warbly Jets

Duration:01:51:40

Geeksplained: Floyd Lawton aka DEADSHOT

1/10/2024
THE ROAD TO SUICIDE SQUAD: KILL THE JUSTICE LEAGUE BEGINS! In part two of our January specials, join Aeric as he dives into the comic book history of Floyd Lawton aka DEADSHOT! The world’s greatest marksman has had quite the winding road through the DC Universe since his inception in 1950(!!!), and we’re documenting it all before he makes his playable video game debut in SUICIDE SQUAD: KILL THE JUSTICE LEAGUE! Time Stamps: 00:00:41 Intro 00:03:40 Geeksplained: Deadshot 00:37:55 Wrap-Up Follow us! Twitter: twitter.com/geeksplainedpod?lang=en Instagram: www.instagram.com/geeksplainedpod/?hl=en Send us your questions for the Geeksplained Mailbag! Email: Geeksplained@gmail.com Music Sampled: "Sayonara" by SAKEROCK “Kill Shot (Instrumental)” by Janette

Duration:00:40:55

Book Club: Jonathan Hickman's Ultimate Universe Part 1 (Ultimate Invasion #1-2)

1/5/2024
THE BEST BOOK CLUB IN THE MULTIVERSE! THE INVASION HAS BEGUN! The Book Club Bois are back, and just in time for the birth of a new universe! Join Aeric, Malcolm, and a returning Jacob as they dive headfirst into Jonathan Hickman’s new ULTIMATE UNIVERSE! Ever since the SECRET WARS, Reed Richards of Earth-1610 has been trying to go home. And now, much to the chagrin of The Illuminati, he may have just unlocked the path to do just that. With a renewed sense of purpose, The Maker has a new mission: to remake the Ultimate Universe in his own image! But this experiment may not go the way anyone expects… Find out what The Maker has made in Part One of ULTIMATE INVASION! Covers Ultimate Invasion (2023) #1-2 by Jonathan Hickman and Bryan Hitch Send us your questions for the Book Club Mailbag! Email: geeksplained@gmail.com Follow us! Twitter: twitter.com/geeksplainedpod?lang=en Instagram: www.instagram.com/geeksplainedpod/?hl=en Music Sampled: "Alive" by Warbly Jets

Duration:02:02:50

Geeksplained: Maya Lopez aka ECHO

1/3/2024
WELCOME TO 2024! We’re dedicating January to a series of specials highlighting comic book characters making the jump into other mediums! Kicking things off is a deep dive into the comic book history of Maya Lopez aka ECHO! Time Stamps: 00:00:46 Intro 00:02:28 Echo Geeksplained 00:27:42 Wrap-Up Follow us! Twitter: twitter.com/geeksplainedpod?lang=en Instagram: www.instagram.com/geeksplainedpod/?hl=en Send us your questions for the Geeksplained Mailbag! Email: Geeksplained@gmail.com Music Sampled: "Sayonara" by SAKEROCK “Christmas Island” by Depeche Mode

Duration:00:30:25

Holiday Special - 2023 in Review

12/29/2023
HAPPY NEW YEAR! In our FINAL episode of 2023, host Aeric Azana looks back on the year that was and ranks his Top 5 comics, films, shows and video games! Plus an important announcement for the podcast as we head into 2024! Time Stamps: 00:03:22 Video Games 00:15:43 Films 00:30:00 Shows 00:57:55 Comics 01:05:57 Announcement Follow us! Twitter: twitter.com/geeksplainedpod?lang=en Instagram: www.instagram.com/geeksplainedpod/?hl=en Send us your questions for the Geeksplained Mailbag! Email: Geeksplained@gmail.com Music Sampled: "Sayonara" by SAKEROCK “Back in Time” by Huey Lewis and the News “Auld Lang Syne” by Dougie MacLean

Duration:01:22:00

284. INDIECEMBER: Firepower w/ Comic Book Couples Counseling

12/27/2023
INDIECEMBER FINALE! In the conclusion of Indiecember 2023, Aeric is joined by Brad and Lisa Gullickson of the Comic Book Couples Counseling podcast to discuss Robert Kirkman and Chris Samnee’s FIREPOWER! Subscribe to Comic Book Couples Counseling: https://www.comicbookcouplescounseling.com/ Time Stamps: 00:00:49 Intro 00:03:02 Firepower w/ CBCC 01:20:44 Comics Countdown 01:32:48 Wrap-Up Follow us! Twitter: twitter.com/geeksplainedpod?lang=en Instagram: www.instagram.com/geeksplainedpod/?hl=en Send us your questions for the Geeksplained Mailbag! Email: Geeksplained@gmail.com Music Sampled: "Sayonara" by SAKEROCK “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” by Andy Williams “Just Forget” by Force of Nature

Duration:01:42:25

Book Club: Green Arrow Rebirth Part 10 (Green Arrow 80th Anniversary Special)

12/22/2023
THE BEST BOOK CLUB IN THE MULTIVERSE! In our SEASON FOUR FINALE, join Aeric and Malcolm as they celebrate Oliver Queen with the GREEN ARROW 80TH ANNIVERSARY SUPER SPECTACULAR! Oliver Queen has lived many lives and had many faces – from Batman rip off to hard-traveling hero to the quintessential social justice warrior. And now it’s time to celebrate every era of Green Arrow and his supporting cast! With an all-star cast of creators, this 100-page spectacular celebrates the Emerald Archer and rings in 80 years of slinging arrows and punching fascists! Covers Green Arrow 80th Anniversary Special by Mariko Tamaki, Javier Rodriguez, Tom Taylor, Nicola Scott, Stephanie Phillips, Chris Mooneyham, Mike Grell, Ram V, Christopher Mitten, Brandon Thomas, Jorge Corona, Devin Grayson, Max Fiumara, Phil Hester, Vita Ayala, Laura Braga, Benjamin Percy, Otto Schmidt, Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino, Larry O’Neil and Jorge Fornes Send us your questions for the Book Club Mailbag! Email: geeksplained@gmail.com Follow us! Twitter: twitter.com/geeksplainedpod?lang=en Instagram: www.instagram.com/geeksplainedpod/?hl=en Music Sampled: "Alive" by Warbly Jets

Duration:01:57:49

283. INDIECEMBER: Klaus Part 2 w/ Dallas Taylor

12/20/2023
MERRY CHRISTMAS! It’s that time of year again! Aeric is joined by Dallas (Comics Collective) to discuss the continuing adventures of Grant Morrison and Dan Mora’s KLAUS! This time, Santa Claus finds himself battling against the Witch of Winter and dealing with a Crisis in X-Masville! Plus this week’s Comics Countdown, and more! Subscribe to the Comics Collective Podcast here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2LyaMedHGXQ4oOyvXIOP8J Time Stamps: 00:00:53 Intro 00:06:16 KLAUS w/ Dallas 01:20:55 Comics Countdown 01:34:28 Wrap-Up Follow us! Twitter: twitter.com/geeksplainedpod?lang=en Instagram: www.instagram.com/geeksplainedpod/?hl=en Send us your questions for the Geeksplained Mailbag! Email: Geeksplained@gmail.com Music Sampled: "Sayonara" by SAKEROCK “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” by Andy Williams “Invisible” by Zara Larsson

Duration:01:42:55

Book Club: Green Arrow Rebirth Part 9 (Green Arrow #39-42 & 48-50)

12/15/2023
THE BEST BOOK CLUB IN THE MULTIVERSE! It’s the end of the road for Oliver Queen. Join Aeric and Malcolm as they discuss the final chapter of GREEN ARROW REBIRTH! Oliver Queen is at the end of his rope. Thrown into crisis after crisis, he hasn’t had a moment to stop and process everything that’s happened to him over the past few years. And now, as he finds himself on both sides of the law, Ollie may have to cross a line to hold onto all that he’s gained. From a war-torn nation to the depths of Stryker’s Island and back again, this chapter of Green Arrow’s spiritual rebirth may be his last as he becomes the most wanted man in America! Covers Green Arrow (2016) #39-42 & 48-50 by Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly, Mairghread Scott, Javier Fernandez, Marcio Takara and Matthew Clark Send us your questions for the Book Club Mailbag! Email: geeksplained@gmail.com Follow us! Twitter: twitter.com/geeksplainedpod?lang=en Instagram: www.instagram.com/geeksplainedpod/?hl=en Music Sampled: "Alive" by Warbly Jets

Duration:02:33:55

282. INDIECEMBER: Miles Davis and the Search for The Sound

12/13/2023
NOW DIG ON THIS! In part two of Indiecember 2023, Aeric and Malcolm dive into the life and times of one of the greatest musicians to ever grace a stage. From his humble beginnings to his rise to stardom, Miles Davis is one of the most complicated figures in music history – and his story isn’t for the faint of heart. Come with us on a ride unlike any you’ve seen before, as we cover Dave Chisholm’s instant classic MILES DAVIS AND THE SEARCH FOR THE SOUND! Plus our final Weekly Review on the DOCTOR WHO 60th Anniversary specials, this week’s Comics Countdown, and more! Time Stamps: 00:00:51 Intro 00:04:06 Search for the Sound w/ Malcolm 01:06:58 Weekly Review 01:21:45 Comics Countdown 01:39:20 Wrap-up Follow us! Twitter: twitter.com/geeksplainedpod?lang=en Instagram: www.instagram.com/geeksplainedpod/?hl=en Send us your questions for the Geeksplained Mailbag! Email: Geeksplained@gmail.com Music Sampled: "Sayonara" by SAKEROCK “Doctor Who (2023)” by Murray Gold “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” by Andy Williams “So What” by Miles Davis

Duration:01:46:55

Book Club: Green Arrow Rebirth Part 8 (Green Arrow Annual #2 & 43-47)

12/8/2023
THE BEST BOOK CLUB IN THE MULTIVERSE! This week, Aeric and Malcolm enter the court of public opinion alongside Oliver Queen in Volume 7 of GREEN ARROW REBIRTH! Now that the Ninth Circle has been defeated, Oliver Queen and company have returned to Seattle to continue their campaign against the government fat cats that seek to rule it! However, now they’ll have to compete with a new vigilante on the scene: The Citizen, who has decided to be judge, jury, and executioner for the 1%! Can the Arrow family discover the identity of this masked murderer before they take justice into their own hands? And will their bonds be broken after a death in the family? Covers Green Arrow (2016) Annual #2 & 43-47 by Julie and Shawna Benson, Javier Fernandez, Carmen Carnero and German Peralta Send us your questions for the Book Club Mailbag! Email: geeksplained@gmail.com Follow us! Twitter: twitter.com/geeksplainedpod?lang=en Instagram: www.instagram.com/geeksplainedpod/?hl=en Music Sampled: "Alive" by Warbly Jets

Duration:02:27:05

281. INDIECEMBER: The Man in the McIntosh Suit w/ Rina Ayuyang

12/6/2023
WELCOME BACK TO INDIECEMBER! A full month of discussions on creator-owned comics kicks off this week! Aeric is joined by cartoonist Rina Ayuyang to chat about her graphic novel THE MAN IN THE MCINTOSH SUIT, a Depression-era detective noir story from the Filipino perspective! Plus our latest Weekly Review on the latest DOCTOR WHO special, this week’s Comics Countdown, and more! Get a SIGNED COPY of The Man in the McIntosh Suit here: https://drawnandquarterly.com/books/the-man-in-the-macintosh-suit/ Time Stamps: 00:00:52 Intro 00:01:58 Man in the McIntosh Suit w/ Rina Ayuyang 01:04:38 Weekly Review 01:14:14 Comics Countdown 01:25:01 Wrap-Up Follow us! Twitter: twitter.com/geeksplainedpod?lang=en Instagram: www.instagram.com/geeksplainedpod/?hl=en Send us your questions for the Geeksplained Mailbag! Email: Geeksplained@gmail.com Music Sampled: "Sayonara" by SAKEROCK “Doctor Who (2023)” by Murray Gold “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” by Andy Williams “My Sin” by Peggy Lee

Duration:01:32:35

Book Club: Green Arrow Rebirth Part 7 (Green Arrow #33-38)

12/1/2023
THE BEST BOOK CLUB IN THE MULTIVERSE! This week, Aeric and Malcolm wrap up the Benjamin Percy Saga of GREEN ARROW REBIRTH! It’s all come to this. Oliver and company have returned to Star City with one goal in mind: take down the Ninth Circle and reclaim their home. With Black Canary and Red Arrow by his side, Oliver will fight every enemy he’s come across in the Rebirth Era – leading to a final confrontation with the mastermind behind all of Green Arrow’s misfortune: Moira Queen! Covers Green Arrow (2016) #33-38 by Benjamin Percy, Juan Ferreyra, Jamal Campbell and Stephen Byrne Send us your questions for the Book Club Mailbag! Email: geeksplained@gmail.com Follow us! Twitter: twitter.com/geeksplainedpod?lang=en Instagram: www.instagram.com/geeksplainedpod/?hl=en Music Sampled: "Alive" by Warbly Jets

Duration:02:30:10

280. Why I LOVE Yu Yu Hakusho

11/29/2023
SPIRIT GUN! To celebrate 280 episodes and in anticipation of its upcoming Netflix adaptation, this week Aeric finally discusses WHY he loves Yu Yu Hakusho! Plus our latest Weekly Review on the first Doctor Who 60th Anniversary Special, this week’s Comics Countdown, and more! Time Stamps: 00:00:47 Intro 00:03:31 Why I Love YYH 01:27:39 Weekly Review 01:40:38 Comics Countdown 01:55:46 Wrap-Up Follow us! Twitter: twitter.com/geeksplainedpod?lang=en Instagram: www.instagram.com/geeksplainedpod/?hl=en Send us your questions for the Geeksplained Mailbag! Email: Geeksplained@gmail.com Music Sampled: "Sayonara" by SAKEROCK “Doctor Who (2023)” by Murray Gold “Smile Bomb” by Sara White

Duration:02:00:10

Book Club: Green Arrow Rebirth Part 6 (Green Arrow #26-31)

11/24/2023
THE BEST BOOK CLUB IN THE MULTIVERSE! This week, Aeric and Malcolm join Oliver Queen for a cross-country road trip in Volume 5 of GREEN ARROW REBIRTH! Seattle has fallen. In its place stands a STAR CITY. And the Ninth Circle plans to do the same all across the nation – which means Oliver Queen must hit the road to stop them! Leaving his city behind, Green Arrow will travel the nation and team up with the premiere heroes of the DC Universe! But will their combined efforts be enough to stop the conspiracy that has already been put into motion? Or will this be another defeat for our Hard Travelling Hero? Covers Green Arrow (2016) #26-31 by Benjamin Percy, Juan Ferreyra, Stephen Byrne, Jamal Campbell, and Otto Schmidt Send us your questions for the Book Club Mailbag! Email: geeksplained@gmail.com Follow us! Twitter: twitter.com/geeksplainedpod?lang=en Instagram: www.instagram.com/geeksplainedpod/?hl=en Music Sampled: "Alive" by Warbly Jets

Duration:02:21:30