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StarMage #1 - Darien

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StarMage #2 - Eridu

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StarMage #3 - Rebellion and Desertion

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StarMage #4 - A Troubling Search

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StarMage #5 - The Ghosts of the Past

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StarMage #6 - The Planet of Sorrows

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Ancient Rising - The Graphic Novel

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White Chapel #1 - The Letter (with Martin Dunn)

5/ 22 pages. 22.7% done!

JC and Rita give you two main topics this week as they give you the lowdown on one of the biggest conventions in America, Mega Con. What was the best cosplay, who were the guests, what was the dealer room like? We give you all the scoopage. In addition, Game of Thrones had sensational Season 5 premiere. What did we like about it? What does it all mean? Plus, Doctor Geek tells us about Hurricanes, a Game of Thrones alum is guest starring in Doctor Who and what’s the deal with the two parters in Series 9! All this plus much more on Transmissions From Atlantis Episode 97!

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daredevil-posterThe first few minutes of the pilot episode of a new TV series are always critical. In a short amount of time, you have to successfully introduce the main character, set the tone for the series, provide background information so the audience knows what is going on but also leave enough mystery so they’re intrigued enough to keep tuning in.

The new Marvel series on Netflix, “Daredevil,” starts off the first few minutes of its first episode with two key scenes: showing how future crime fighter Matt Murdock is blinded as a child due to a toxic spill, and then fast-forwarding to an adult Murdock asking forgiveness from a priest for his vigilante actions. It establishes that this show will be gritty, tightly-written, thought-provoking — and thoroughly engrossing. By the time they started playing the opening credits, I was already hooked.

First off, I think Marvel made a good choice to tell the story of Daredevil — a blind defense lawyer who moonlights as a crime-fighting vigilante — in a TV format. I didn’t see the original Daredevil movie starring Ben Affleck but know that it is not exactly beloved by fans. Netflix has produced a show with cinema-like quality but is able to tell the story in a more episodic format.

Daredevil is an intriguing hero. Unlike some of the other heroes, his defining accident doesn’t give him superpowers (like Spider-Man and his spider bite). He doesn’t have fancy gadgets or unlimited resources like Iron Man or Batman. Instead, even though he can’t see, he uses his other senses to fight crime. Hearing becomes vitally important, as Murdock must listen carefully to tell when an assailiant is running towards him or preparing to fire a gun.

The show is a little grittier than we’re used to seeing from Marvel; to me, it feels like a cross between the CW’s gritty DC Comics show “Arrow” and a classic crime drama. Interestingly, the show also doesn’t seem to use a lot of CGI special effects — a fact I didn’t actually notice until later, when I was thinking back over the episode. Instead, the show relies on well-coreographed fight scenes.

I was impressed with the first episode and am looking forward to watching more. Even though the show is more serious in tone, I like that they still include a few moments of humor, something I hope they keep up throughout the series. After this promising start, I’m also looking forward to some of Netflix’s other planned projects with Marvel.

Earth Station One Ep 261It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s an enormous robot from outer space! Mike, Mike, John McCarthy, and author Allan Kemp avoid G.I. men with IBS and hang out in a beatnik’s junkyard marveling at the directorial debut of Brad Bird. Plus, we squeeze Shannon Rhea for info on the upcoming Marble City Comicon before subjecting him to The Geek Seat! All this, along with the usual Rants, Raves, Khan Report, and Shout Outs!

Table of Contents
0:00:00 Show Open / Rants & Raves
0:17:35 Interview & Geek Seat w/ Shannon Rhea of The Marble City Comic Con
0:39:04 Iron Giant
1:24:08 Dr Geeks Moment of Science
1:27:34 Khan Report
1:33:16 Show Close

Links
The New ESO Amazon.com E-Store
ESO on iTunes
ESO on Stitcher Radio
The ESO Window Sticker
Make-A-Wish Foundation
Allan Kemp
Raging Bullets 9th Year Anniversary
Comic News Insider #600
CBR: Tilting at Windmills
Marble City Comic Con
The Iron Giant on The ESO Amazon.com Store

ESO Network Appearances

Apr 18 Speakeasy Electroswing Red Light Cafe (Atlanta, GA)
RRETRO (Q)

Apr 19 Atlanta Comic Convention

Apr 24-26 Treklanta (Atlanta, GA)
ESO (MikeG)

Apr 25-26 Marble City Comic Con (Knoxville, TN)
ESO (MikeF)

May 2 FCBD Odin’s Comic (Lilburn, GA)
ESO (MikeF, MikeG)

May 8-10 Outlantacon (Atlanta, GA)
ESO (MikeF)

May 21-25 MISTI-Con 2015 (Laconia, NH)
13TH HR (Debbie)
DR GEEK (Scott)
TFA (Jason, Rita)

May 22-24 TimeGate (Atlanta, GA)
ESO (MikeF, MikeG)
ESW/ESMCU (Jen)
NTHINGS (Phantom)

Jun 10-14 Hukilau (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
ESO (MikeG)

Jun 13 Leesburg Public Library Comic-Con (Leesburg, FL)
DR GEEK (Scott)

If you would like to leave feedback or a comment on the show please call the ESO feedback line at (404)963-9057 (remember long distance charges may apply) or feel free to email us @ esopodcast@gmail.com

Earth Station MCU Ep 12In this episode, Jen and John discuss April Fool’s posts, adorable Funko Pop! Vision, the latest MCU rumors, and Agents of SHIELD’s “One Door Closes”.Coulson SHIELD and Gonzalez SHIELD clash, we see flashbacks to Winter Soldier, and someone makes a chocolate Benedict Cumberbatch. Because Reasons.

Earth Station MCU on Facebook
Earth Station MCU on WordPress
John Rabon at Anglotopia.net
Chocolate Benedict Cumberbatch
Audi’s Age of Ultron Tie-In
Linda Cardellini and Julie Delpy in Age of Ultron
Andy Serkis’ Character Revealed
Lessons from Hydra’s Victory

Earth Station MCU Ep 11Jen and John are back from vacation, and covering two Agents of SHIELD episodes for the price of one: “One of Us” and “Love in the Time of Hydra”. Crazy Cal has a posse, Skye has a therapist, and Coulson’s team has competition in the form of “The Real SHIELD” as lead by Robert Gonzalez, played by Edward James Olmos.

Links
Earth Station MCU on Facebook
Earth Station MCU on WordPress
John Rabon at Anglotopia.net
New “Roll Call” Avengers Trailer
Russos Directing Infinity War
“New” Characters to be Introduced in AoU?
Daredevil “Motion Poster”
Casting the New Spidey