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10 Comic Book Tropes We Kinda Love | SIDEBAR FOREVER

10 Comic Book Tropes We Kinda Love | SIDEBAR FOREVER

August 15, 2022

CBR posted a list of 10 classic comic book tropes and on this week's episode, we go through them one by one. You know, stuff like super villains teaming up or the hero having a crisis of faith. We threw in a few of our own like dystopian futures where everyone dies and 'The Trail of...' stories. 

https://www.cbr.com/comics-tropes-we-kinda-love/

Playback: Logan’s Run (1976) | SIDEBAR FOREVER

Playback: Logan’s Run (1976) | SIDEBAR FOREVER

August 8, 2022

There is no sanctuary as we play back the 1976 sci-fi thriller Logan's Run starring Michael York, Jenny Agutter, and Richard Jordan. Come with us as we discuss the film's pre-Star Wars impact, its practical effects, other sci-fi from the era (Planet of the Apes, Soylent Green and Westworld), and the Adonis-like features of a young Michael York

SIDEBAR CLASSIC - LEINIL YU | SIDEBAR FOREVER

SIDEBAR CLASSIC - LEINIL YU | SIDEBAR FOREVER

August 1, 2022

Presenting our classic episode featuring a conversation with superstar comic artist Leinil Yu.

Yu is best known for his run on Wolverine; in addition to X-Men, New Avengers, Superman: Birthright and Supercrooks.

Playback: Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982) | SIDEBAR FOREVER

Playback: Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982) | SIDEBAR FOREVER

July 25, 2022

We go back to school for the 40th anniversary of the teen comedy 'Fast Times At Ridgemont High'. The 1982 classic is the feature directorial debut of Amy Heckerling and stars Sean Penn, Judge Reinhold, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Phoebe Cates, Forest Whitaker and Robert Romanus

Stranger Things Season 4 | SIDEBAR FOREVER

Stranger Things Season 4 | SIDEBAR FOREVER

July 11, 2022

Netflix's award-winning series Stranger Things has concluded its fourth season. On the pod, we share our favorite moments, make comparisons to Goonies and It, show love for newer characters like Robin, Eddie and Argyle, as well as discuss potential spin-offs and why the show could have (should have?) ended with this season. Also, tons of unbridled Kate Bush love. This episode is spoilerrific, so consider yourself forewarned. 

Playback: Blow Out (1981) | SIDEBAR FOREVER

Playback: Blow Out (1981) | SIDEBAR FOREVER

July 5, 2022

All of our tapes have been erased! Every one except our playback review of Brian De Palma's 1981 conspiracy thriller Blow Out. We also chop up other films in this subgenre like All the President's Men, Three Days of the Condor, The Firm, and Enemy of the State.

Batman: Year One (35th Anniversary) | SIDEBAR FOREVER

Batman: Year One (35th Anniversary) | SIDEBAR FOREVER

June 27, 2022

The Dark Knight Returns was a game changer for Frank Miller, but Batman: Year One holds a special place for us. To celebrate its 35th anniversary, we discuss Year One's fresh take on Batman's origin story, the Toth-inspired look of the book, its impact on the feature films, and how this second collaboration between Miller and artist David Mazzucchelli was the perfect follow-up to Daredevil: Born Again

1992: The Year That Kicked Off the Image Comics Revolution | SIDEBAR FOREVER

1992: The Year That Kicked Off the Image Comics Revolution | SIDEBAR FOREVER

June 21, 2022

Image Comics released three number ones 30 years ago: Spawn #1, WildCats #1 and Youngblood #1. We celebrate that anniversary by discussing the formation of Image at the peak of the Speculator Boom, other books released that same year such as The Death of Superman and Batman: Sword of Azrael, and how those three initial titles cemented the superstardom of Todd McFarlane, Jim Lee and Rob Liefeld

Let’s Hear It For ’The Boys’ Season 3 | SIDEBAR FOREVER

Let’s Hear It For ’The Boys’ Season 3 | SIDEBAR FOREVER

June 13, 2022

The first three episodes have been released on Prime Video and The Boys are back — bloodier, gorier and more outrageous than ever.

Playback: The Crow (1994) | SIDEBAR FOREVER

Playback: The Crow (1994) | SIDEBAR FOREVER

May 31, 2022

It can’t rain all the time as we play back 1994’s The Crow starring Brandon Lee in his final role, along with Ernie Hudson, Michael Wincott, Tony Todd and David Patrick Kelly.

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