Legion: Professor X's Powerhouse

Legion: Professor X's Powerhouse

I started watching the new FX series "Legion" and with that in mind I'd thought I share some info on who Legion aka David Charles Haller really is. I have high hopes for this show and I wanted to share some of his background and how he got his powers. I don't know if the show will follow his comic book exploits but I'm sure there will be examples pulled from them. So sit back and enjoy reading about this …
The Green Lanterns of Sector 2814

The Green Lanterns of Sector 2814

My love of the Green Lantern(s) is no secret (partly because I think I mention it on every single podcast that we do) and it's a franchise which has had a bit of a rough time over the last few years. We don't need to speak about the 2011 film which caused so much hate and arguably derailed Warner Bros plans for a DC Extended Universe before it even got off the ground but the comics also featured a Rebirth …
The Hulk: Monstrous Origins

The Hulk: Monstrous Origins

Since his inception The Incredible Hulk has been held up as an analogy for many things; the 60’s counter culture urge to rise up against repression – a reaction to the frustrations of war and the fear of nuclear side effects/ mutations and even a study on anger and justified violence. Stan Lee called the character ‘a golem’ in line with Jewish myth, and recalled Hulk as the Atomic Age Jekyll and Hyde. With so many dissonant personalities emerging over …
Sanity Among Craziness: My Take on

Sanity Among Craziness: My Take on "The Killing Joke"

“It's all a joke! Everything anybody ever valued or struggled for..it's all a monstrous, demented gag! So why can't you see the funny side?Why aren't you laughing?” - Joker
My next Alan Moore piece will be on The Killing Joke - maybe the greatest comic book story ever told. Most comic book fans know the story behind it and the events that took place. I'm going to try to explain the book a bit, so sit back, relax and …
AI Comic Pod Awards 2016

AI Comic Pod Awards 2016

As the year draws to a close, it seems only fitting to write one last article and it will sum up our recent 2016 Awards podcast and the accompanying Twitter polls as promised. A huge thank you to everyone who has taken the time to vote and share these polls, your engagement is so appreciated and there's been some great debate about these results which is what we want! We hope to do more interactive episodes like this in the future …
Peter Parker: The Relatable One

Peter Parker: The Relatable One

From billboards in New York's Times Square to toy stores, book shelves and even music stores, Marvel Comics' flagship character seems to be everywhere as fans await the latest Spider-Man movie. However, Spider-Man's enduring popularity has little to do with his ability to climb walls, his super-human strength, or his somewhat creepy-yet-cool costume. Fans have loved Spider-Man because he has trouble paying his rent. He was not the most popular guy in school and does not always get the girl. …
Ultron: The Rise of Rogue AI

Ultron: The Rise of Rogue AI

Ultron walks into a bar, and orders a drink. The bartender says, “We don’t serve robots!”. Ultron replies, “You will.” Artificial intelligence (AI) is a reliable theme in science fiction. In the Avengers: Age of Ultron, the AI arises from one of several alien Infinity Stones, with a bit of dabbling by Tony Stark and Bruce Banner, who are trying to protect the planet from potential invaders. The evil AI, named Ultron, seizes on a directive to protect the planet …
Marvel Ranked - Your definitive guide to each and every film

Marvel Ranked - Your definitive guide to each and every film

It's your definitive ranked guide to Marvel's filmography, starting at the beginning of Phase 1 in 2008 with Iron Man, all the way through to Doctor Strange released this year. To coincide with the release of the @AIComicPod's 1 year anniversary pod, Rory Greenfield, Stuart Bridson and Gags Tandon rank each and every Marvel release. No doubt it's been a challenge with the quality available, we really are spoilt for choice. If you fancy listening to us talk about our rankings …
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AI Comic Pod: Episode 38 - Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 Preview

AI Comic Pod: Episode 38 - Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 Preview

Rory and Stu are joined by Chris Vermeulen their resident Guardians expert, to preview this years most hotly anticipated film. Star Lord and his Guardians return for another epic adventure and we give you our thoughts, hopes, insight and predictions. We are Groot.
AI Comic Pod: Episode 37 - Iron Fist Review

AI Comic Pod: Episode 37 - Iron Fist Review

Rory and Stu are joined by Chris Vermeulen (aka 433Chris) to discuss the latest release from Marvel and Netflix - Iron Fist! Danny Rand is presumed dead after a plane crash only to be found alive and well after years living in a mystical monastery. This is the final piece of The Defenders puzzle and brings the mystical martial arts to the small screen!
AI Comic Pod 36: Logan Review

AI Comic Pod 36: Logan Review

Rory Greenfield is back on hosting duty, joined by Stuart Bridson and Marco Lopes, to review the magnificent Logan. We hope you enjoy our humble words, to fit such a pioneering, emotional, frankly beautiful film.
AI Comic Pod: Episode 35 - Logan Preview

AI Comic Pod: Episode 35 - Logan Preview

Logan is the next and final chapter in the Wolverine trilogy so Marco Lopes joins our own Stu to preview what is sure to be one of the smash hit movies of the year. You won't need Adamantium claws to slash your way through all this comic-related knowledge.
AI Comic Pod: Episode 34 - An Introduction to DC Rebirth

AI Comic Pod: Episode 34 - An Introduction to DC Rebirth

The time is finally here for the comic pod to do a pod about comics! Stu is joined by Joseph Connors - our resident comic expert - to tell you about the recent DC Rebirth event, the New 52 fiasco and talk about the first title in this series... Aquaman! If you want to hear two very excited comic fans talk about DCs latest great idea then you want to listen to this latest episode!
AI Comic Pod: Episode 33 - DC: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

AI Comic Pod: Episode 33 - DC: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

2017 is sure to be a make-or-break year for the DC Extended Universe - the comics are selling like hot cakes, TV shows are going from strength to strength but they cannot replicate the same success. Stu and Rory are looking at DC's recent offerings to look at what they did well, what they did wrong and what should be forever consigned to movie hell and never again spoken about.
AI Comic Pod: Episode 32 - 2017 Preview

AI Comic Pod: Episode 32 - 2017 Preview

The boys return for their first pod of the new year. Rory and Stu, bring you a massive preview of this years forthcoming attractions. From The Lego Batman movie through to The Justice League, with every major release in between. The films are discussed, hyped and critiqued, with predictions made for their potential success.
AI Comic Pod: Episode 31 - Comic Pod Awards 2016

AI Comic Pod: Episode 31 - Comic Pod Awards 2016

Rounding off an incredible year for the AI Comic Pod, Rory and Stu are joined by Marco Lopes to hand out the official gongs for the first inaugural Comic Pod Awards! How many will Deadpool walk away with? Can anyone stop Civil War from running away with the Best Movie award? Make sure you have your own picks ready as this is going to be an interactive one with all of you!
AI Comic Pod: Episode 30 - Marvel Cinematic Universe - Ranked

AI Comic Pod: Episode 30 - Marvel Cinematic Universe - Ranked

Rory Greenfield and Stuart Bridson have returned back to where it all started, as inspiration for this special anniversary episode. Joined once more by Marvel enthusiast Gags Tandon, all three rank each film from best to worst, from Iron Man (2008) all the way through to Dr Strange (2016). The boys pull no punches, discussing the highs and lows of each film. There is debate, insight and of course some great laughs along the way. Join us once more and please do let us know your top 5.
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