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The Alternate Reality

A bI-weekly round table podcast on comics, movies, wrestling, TV and other pop culture related foolishness. “The Alternate Reality” features the occasional guest and is powered by regular contributors including Larry Bocepheus" Evans, Rod Flash, Adan Alvarado, Eric Kallenborn, Ronell Whitaker, “Comicbookman” Tim Davis and others. Got a question or topic you’d like to hear discussed on a later podcast? Drop us a note at: arssmail@msn.com.

Tracks

Episode 111: Year of the Villain: The 8 Month Year
  The Terrific Trio of Comicbookman, Bocepheus, and Rod Flash discuss DC’s Year of the Villain event which has not yet set the comic’s world afire. Also discussed it the sister story: Event Leviathan.   Episode Run-time: 31:15
31:30 11/05/2019
Episode 110: Disney’s Killing My Kids
Episode 110: Disney’s Killing My Kids   The Terrific Trio of Comicbookman, Bocepheus, and Rod Flash discuss George Lucas’ problems with the Disney Corporation’s handling of the Star Wars franchise since its sale. Episode Runtime: 31:15
31:16 10/19/2019
Episode 109: Fall Movie Preview-2019
The Terrific Trio of Comicbookman, Bocepheus, and Rod Flash discuss the movies that will be playing in theaters for the autumn of 2019. Episode Runtime: 29:51
29:52 09/21/2019
Episode 108: Fall TV Preview-2019
  The Terrific Trio of Comicbookman, Bocepheus, and Rod Flash discuss the four shows debuting on TV this fall that are comic or Science Fiction related: Emergence (ABC), Stumptown (ABC), Batwoman (CW) and Watchmen (HBO).   Episode Runtime: 29:31
29:32 09/17/2019
Episode 107: The Coming Wednesday Night Wars
  The Terrific Trio of Comicbookman, Bocepheus, and Rod Flash discuss the coming Wednesday Night Wrestling Wars between AEW and NXT as the two wrestling shows go up against each other on Wednesday Nights form 7:00pm to 9:00pm (cst). Episode Runtime: 29:56
29:57 09/02/2019
Episode 106: Save Spiderman!
  The Terrific Trio of Comicbookman, Bocepheus, and Rod Flash discuss the recent disillusion of the partnership between Sony Pictures and Walt Disney Pictures over the production of films featuring Marvel’s Spider-man. Episode Runtime: 29:45
29:46 08/26/2019
Episode 105: In Memoriam-Harley Race & Ernie Colon
  The Terrific Trio of Comicbookman, Bocepheus, and Rod Flash memorialize the life and career of wrestling legend “the King” Harley Race and comic artist Ernie Colon.   Episode Runtime: 29:53
29:54 08/12/2019
Episode 104: Marvel Cinematic Universe-Phase 4
Comicbookman, Rod Flash and Bocepheus look the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 4 slate of announced films and streaming productions. Episode Runtime: 29:55
29:58 08/05/2019
Episode 103: House of X
Comicbookman, Rod Flash and Bocepheus look the Fifth Age of Marvel’s X-Men as laid out by writer Jonathan Hickman in his books: House of X and Powers of X. Episode Runtime: 30:26
30:27 07/29/2019
Episode 102: What Killed Vertigo Comics?
Episode 102: What Killed Vertigo Comics? Subtitle: We look at the caused of the Death of Vertigo Comics Comicbookman and Bocepheus look the history of  DC’s Vertigo Comics imprint and how that history may have led to the imprints death. Episode Runtime: 29:07
29:08 07/22/2019
Episode 101: Immortal Hulk
Comicbookman, Bocepheus and Rod Flash look the superhero comic that is really A HORROR COMIC-the Immortal Hulk. Episode Runtime: 30:00
30:00 07/15/2019
Episode 100: AEW
Comicbookman and Bocepheus and Rod Flash look at the biggest thing in professional wrestling: AEW (All Elite Wrestling). From “All In” to “Double or Nothing” to TNT this Fall, they discuss it all. Episode Runtime: 27:53
27:54 07/09/2019
Episode 99: the Shazam Show
Comicbookman and Good Old JR look at the history of the Original Captain Marvel (aka “The Big Red Cheese”) looking at the lawsuits, movie serials, return to comics, tv series, Miracleman, movie and more. The various characters comic history is examined followed up with JR’s review of the film. You’ll find JR’s review of Shazam! at: http://www.myalternatereality.com/EPOP/REVIEWS/2019/MOVIES2019/shazam.html Episode Runtime: 50:24
50:25 06/17/2019
Episode 98: the Captain Marvel Show
Comicbookman and Good Old JR look at the history of Marvel’s Captain Marvel (or Mar-Vell) from the characters inception triggered by a lawsuit to the Brie Larson movie. The various Marvel comic book incarnations of the character are examined followed up with JR’s review of the film and it’s place in the MCE cannon. You’ll find JR’s review of Captain Marvel at: http://www.myalternatereality.com/EPOP/REVIEWS/2019/MOVIES2019/captainmarvel.html RORSCHACH TEST BONUS: Bo & Rod Flash do a run in with their RT on GODZILLA! Episode Runtime: 57:44
57:45 04/22/2019
Episode 97: Oscar Picks-2019
Comicbookman hosts the Fantastic Foursome of Bocepheus, Rod Flash, Big Tuna Vito and Good Old JR as they make and discuss their picks for the 91st Annual Academy Awards (aka: the 2019 Oscars). This is the episode where they put their reputations on the line and pick the winners for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and over a dozen more categories.  After listening to this episode stop by our website and read more about Bo, JR’s and Vito Carli’s picks for this year’s Oscars. You’ll find it at: http://www.myalternatereality.com/EPOP/REVIEWS/2019/MOVIES2019/2019academyawardpredictions.html Episode Runtime: 1:01:57
61:58 02/21/2019
Episode 96: TOP 10 Comic News Stories of 2018
Episode 96: TOP 10 Comic News Stories of 2018 Subtitle: Discussion of  the Top 10 Comicbook News Stories for 2018 Tags: #podcast, #humor, #discussion, #news, #comics, #marvel, #alternate reality, #dc,  #batman, #stan_lee, #bendis, #comicsgate, #ditko, #millarworld,  #superman, #comicbookman, #bocepheus, #rod flash The Terrific Trio of Comicbookman, Bocepheus, and Rod Flash discuss the TOP 10 Comicbook News stories for 2018. Among the stores discussed are: the death of Stan Lee, the death of Steve Ditko, Brian Bendis’ Superman, Black Label fallout, CB Cebulski takes over Marvel Comics, comicsgate, Mark Waid’s lawsuit and more. Episode Run Time: 56:07
56:08 02/11/2019
Episode 95: In Memoriam-Stan Lee
The Terrific Trio of Comicbookman, Bocepheus, and Rod Flash memorialize the life and career of Stanley Martin Lieber aka: Stan Lee. For the entire hour they remember Stan, his impact on not just Marvel but the entire comics industry and what his legacy may be.   Episode Runtime: 57:48
56:01 01/14/2019
Episode 94: All MEDIA/WRESTLING News-Late December 2018
The Terrific Trio of Comicbookman, Bocepheus, and Rod Flash discuss dice and slice recent media and fight news in this all non-comic news episode. Stories include: Walking Dead without Jesus, the future of Rambo and Rocky, WWE buys up as much talent as they can, Kingsmen 3, All In 2 Update, Disney Streaming and the Marvel exodus from Netflix and more PLUS!  The RORSCHACH TEST:  Movie Theaters Episode Run Time: 58:14
58:15 12/26/2018
Episode 93: All COMIC News-Mid December 2018
The Terrific Trio of Comicbookman, Bocepheus, and Rod Flash discuss dice and slice recent comic book news in this all comic news episode. Stories include: The current status of DC’s Black Label line, Old Man Quill, Daredevils return, Avengers No Road Home, Betty & Veronica Senior Year, Action Comics #1005 fallout, Turok returns and more PLUS!  The RORSCHACH TEST:  Walgreens Episode Run Time: 59:51
59:52 12/17/2018
Episode 92: In The News-Mid November 2018
The Terrific Trio of Comicbookman, Bocepheus, and Rod Flash discuss dice and slice recent wrestling, media, and comic news including: Ric Grayson, James Gunn on Suicide Squad, Kevin Owens on the shelf, the Goon moves to Albatross, Criminal returns to Image, Drowned Earth is only the start, Crown Jewel's fallout, Netflix dumps Luke Cage and Iron Fist and more PLUS!  The RORSCHACH TEST:  pineapple pizza Episode Run Time: 58:02
58:03 11/19/2018
Episode 91: Shaken Not Stirred-the James Bond Show
The Terrific Trio of Comicbookman, Bocepheus, and Rod Flash discuss James Bond, the character, the franchise, the phenomenon. The character’s history and possible futures are discussed, spotlighting the interpretations over the years by artists both in front and behind the camera!   Episode Runtime: 57:53
57:54 11/12/2018
Episode 90: In The News-Mid October 2018
Episode 90: In The News-Mid October 2018 Subtitle: Discussion of  Comic, Media, and Wrestling News Stories for Mid October 2018 The Terrific Trio of Comicbookman, Bocepheus, and Rod Flash discuss dice and slice recent wrestling, media, and comic news including: Batman the Damned delayed, Marvel’s 80th Anniversary, Buffy the Vampire Slayer moving to Boom, Humanoids superhero initiative, Star Wars TV on Disney Play, Lethal Weapon Season 3, Rey Mysterio returns to WWE, Fox Disney merger and more PLUS! Good Old JR reviews the movie Venom Episode Run Time: 59:54
59:55 10/26/2018
Episode 89: Super-Sized Pumpkin Spiced TV/Movie 2018 Preview
The Terrific Trio of Comicbookman, Bocepheus, and Rod Flash discuss the new TV shows and upcoming movies all premiering in the Fall of 2018. This SUPER SIZED edition (it’s longer than usual) is Pumpkin Spiced with Autumnal media goodness for children of all ages!   Episode Runtime: 1:19:18
79:19 10/19/2018
Episode 88: In The News-Mid September 2018
Episode 88: In The News-Mid September 2018 The Terrific Trio of Comicbookman, Bocepheus, and Rod Flash discuss dice and slice recent wrestling, media, and comic news including: Batman the Damned, Marvel’s aborted Vision mini-series, Freedom Fighter return to punch Nazi’s, Hit-Girl world-wide, Anthony Bourdin’s final recipes, Bond 25 has a director, Star Wars slows down, Caville Is still Superman, Randy Orton shakes the mayor’s hand, Fox’s X-Men at Disney and more This episode’s RORSCHACH TEST:  Steven Spielberg   Episode Runtime: 58:05
58:06 09/24/2018
Episode 87: In Memoriam-Heath, Severin & Friedrich
The Dynamic Duo of Comicbookman and Bocepheus memorialize three recent deaths from the world of comics. For the entire hour they remember the lives of: Comic book artist’s Russ Heath and Marie Severin and Comic writer Gary Friedrich.   Episode Runtime: 57:48
57:49 09/17/2018
Episode 86: In The News-Mid September 2018
The Dynamic Duo of Comicbookman and Bocepheus discuss dice and slice recent wrestling, media, and comic news including All In round-up, Neville's official WWE release, is Batman an atheist? The death of Poseidon, Warren Ellis goes to Cemetary Beach, Doom Patrol cast for DC Universe Streaming, Doctor Who and Shield return, Vision gets a new mini-series and more. This episode’s RORSCHACH TEST:  Jim Cornette (with special guest Rod Flash)   Episode Runtime: 57:30
57:31 09/10/2018
Episode 85: In The News-Early September 2018
Episode 85: In The News-Early September 2018 The Terrific Trio of Comicbookman, Bocepheus, and Rod Flash discuss dice and slice recent wrestling, media, and comic news including Geoff Johns DC projects, Marvel Knights to celebrate its Anniversary with new specials and minis, Defenders return in one-shots, Stan Lee gatekeeper update, Bewitched to return to TV, Colt Cabana sues CM Punk, Rhonda Rousey future matches, Magic Order breaks sales records and more.   Episode Runtime: 59.52
59:53 09/03/2018
Episode 84: In The News-Mid August 2018
The Terrific Trio of Comicbookman, Bocepheus, and Rod Flash discuss dice and slice recent wrestling, media, and comic news including: DC Bendis buyer’s remorse?, Saga taking a break, Greg Pak is busy, Marvel Knights anniversary, upcoming Batman comic projects, the Oscars reinvent themselves, Star Trek hell, Mad Max lawsuit, the future of AMC’s Walking Dead, James Gunn update, Cazz, the Hardy Boys coming up on the end and more.   PLUS! Good Old JR reviews the DEATH OF SUPERMAN DC Direct DVD Episode Runtime: 59.36
59:37 08/22/2018
Episode 83: Top 10 Films of 2018 at the Mid Term
Comicbookman is joined by the Dynamic Duo of Good Old JR and the Big Tuna as they pick their choices for the Top 10 films of 2018 by the halfway point in the year. From art-house films to mainstream Hollywood fare, over 20 total films are ranked, discussed and debated over. Episode Runtime: 54:06
54:07 08/13/2018
Episode 82: Toxic Social Media
The Terrific Trio of Comicbookman, Bocepheus, and Rod Flash discuss the recent spate of toxic social media events which have had an impact on comic fandom. These events culminate in the firing of director James Gunn from the Guardians of the Galaxy movie franchise but also include Brian Bendis’ departure from Facebook, Tom King’s death threats after Batman #50 and more. PLUS! Good Old JR reviews MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT Episode Runtime: 59.30
59:31 08/06/2018