Friday, February 23, 2018

Confirmed Epic Podcast #85: New York Toy Fair 2018





In the 85th edition of the Confirmed Epic Podcast  Jerry "Barbecue17" Reed and The Reel Brad Bell breakdown New York Toy Fair 2018, giving you their top picks from the show, and what to expect in collecting throughout 2018.

As always we discuss the epic news items of the week (Batman Ninja Trailer, The Netflix Ryan Murphy Deal, Fangoria Magazine Returning, and the potential end of Paramount's Transformers Universe.)  



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Monday, February 19, 2018

Confirmed Epic Podcast Retro Rewind #1: Bullet to the Head





This podcast originally aired on February 7th 2013, and is part of our Retro Rewind initiative to publish our back catalog of episodes for our listeners!

In the inaugural episode of the Confirmed Epic Podcast we review Bullet to the head starring Sly Stallone, and discuss our thoughts on the Epic News of the week such as: Phase 3 Marvel movie speculation, proposed Star Wars Spin off films in the works, and preview New York toy fair 2013.  

We also delve into what we have been checking out this week: Avengers #4, Superior Spider-man #2, Part 1 of The Dark Knight Returns animated film from DC, Ian Flemming James Bond novels, and the Theater by Raven Gregory, and Lego Valentines.

Let us know what you thought about the podcast in the comments below or follow and tweet us @thereelbradbell  

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Sunday, February 18, 2018

A Transcendent Societal Epic! - A 'Black Panther' Review


There is no bigger property/franchise in geekdom right now than the Marvel Cinematic Universe or perhaps ever! One could make the argument that the MCU is more popular now than Star Wars was at the end of 1970’s heading into the 1980’s.  Beyond that the MCU has served to make being a geek mainstream; it is now cool to wear an Iron Man or Thor shirt were as before 2008 that would not have been the case.  

With the popularity of this franchise comes what some on the Internet would call a free pass from critics, and fan boys/girls alike.  Often you see film’s like Ant-Man which was a good movie catapulted into great movie status, leaving one to question if this were not a MCU film would anyone care?  Over the past few months, and even since the characters debut in 2016’s Civil War the hype for Black Panther has grown to unprecedented levels with the film currently setting at a 97% on rotten tomatoes, making it the most critically well received superhero film of all time with the film slated for a $210 million dollar opening weekend which would break February box-office records by leaps and bounds.  

So is Black Panther just the latest passenger on the vibranium fueled MCU hype train or is it the transcendent film many claim it to be? Find out after the break…

*Mild Spoilers for Black Panther follow!

Friday, February 16, 2018

Confirmed Epic Podcast #84: Gotham by Gaslight





In the 84th edition of the Confirmed Epic Podcast  Jerry "Barbecue17" Reed and The Reel Brad Bell review the latest DC home video release: Batman Gotham by Gaslight.

We also get into what we have been checking out (Batgirl Bronze Age Omnibus, Marvel 2in1: Fate of the Four, Old Man Hawkeye #1 ) as well as discuss the epic news items of the week (Joaquin Phoenix possibly playing the Joker, A Michael Bay Lobo film, David S. Goyer leaving the Masters of the Universe film, and the Venom Poster/Trailer).  



Let us know what you thought about the podcast in the comments below or follow and tweet us @thereelbradbell  

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Check It Out: Mezco One 12:Collective Toy Fair 2018 Reveal Sovereign Knight Batman


Mezco has revealed their latest Toy Fair 2018 collectible, in the form of Sovereign Knight Batman. This latest Mezco version of Batman follows the companies Ascending Knight Batman, making it the second in the line of Mezco's career Batmen.

Sovereign Knight is meant to represent a Batman who is becoming more established in his war on crime, so if Ascending Knight Batman is Batman Begins level experience, I guess this would make the Sovereign Knight more Dark Knight level Batman experience.

Personally I love this figure, based on the promotional image it seems Mezco has done an elegant job of capturing Batman in the physical prime of his war on crime.

Look for this figure to retail for around $85 with pre-orders hitting bigbadtoystore.com shortly after Toy Fair begins on February 17th.


Let us know what you think of the latest Mezco Batman in the comments below, and stay tuned to the Confirmed Epic Podcast as we will recap Toy Fair 2018 in the upcoming 85th edition of the pod!

Check It Out: Solo One Sheet Poster


With some character posters debuting last week, the official one sheet theatrical poster for Solo: A Star Wars Story has surfaced.  Personally I am digging the western aesthetic this film seems to be vibing, and as more time passes I find myself more, and more optimistic about Solo.

Let us know what you think of the poster in the comments below! 

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Confirmed Epic Podcast Retro Rewind: #2, Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters, and Batman Death of the Family





*This podcast originally aired Valentines Day 2013, and is part of our Retro Rewind initiative to publish our back catalog of episodes for our listeners!

In the 2nd ever edition of the confirmed Epic podcast we review Hansel and Gretel Witch hunters, and discuss the Epic news items of the week such as New York Toy Fair, Ben Affleck Batman rumors, and more Amazing Spiderman villain speculation.  

We also delve into what we have been checking out this week:  the return of Community, Lego history, TMNT classic collection volume 1, and the end of Scott Snyder’s nearly Epic Joker tale Death of the family.

Let us know what you thought about the podcast in the comments below or follow and tweet us @thereelbradbell  

You can buy our Merch. and support the show by going to teepublic.com/user/thereelbradbell

Don't forget to follow us on Instagram @confirmedepicpodcast 

Checkout Jerry's Action Figure reviews hot and fresh daily over at actionfigurebarbecue.com

Please remember to rate, review, and subscribe to us on iTunes just search for: The Confirmed Epic Podcast 

You can always email any questions, comments, and concerns about the show to thepicreview@gmail.com