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Name: Jeff Braun

Bio: BITTEN BY A RADIOACTIVE DADDY, I WAS TRANSFORMED FROM AN ORDINARY CITIZEN DAD INTO POWERDAD! My favorite comic is AstroCity. My favorite comic locations are Comics Dungeon and the Seattle Public Library.



The original OMAC consisted of a simple character named Buddy Blank who was transformed into a Super Soldier (not unlike…

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                                POWERDADWow, what a fun issue of Tiny Titans!  This comic is always great, with happy little characters for kids…

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July 31, 2019 4:06 pm Again, Conor is recording from a secure, undisclosed location. I'm just assuming you're in a bunker far down in the earth. That's probably for the best. If we were to lose Josh (and I certainly hope nothing happens), Conor (the designated survivor) will make sure iFanboy continues on. Stay safe both of you! FOR THE LOVE OF GOD STAY SAFE!! (Sorry, just finished watching season three of Stranger Things, and I'm a little on edge, concerned everything I love is in terrible jeopardy.)
September 22, 2018 5:59 pm Thanks so much for the show. Very enjoyable listen. You mentioned you didn't know why Superman changed into Electric Blue Superman, so I figured I would explain this, as I do remember part of it, and to make this extra fun I will not confirm any of this via the web; I will only rely upon my memory, so here it goes! At the time there was a miniseries called Genesis written by John Byrne and drawn by Walt Simonson, and during this "event" we learn of this thing called the "Godwave." The Godwave is responsible for the nature of superpowers (or something like that), it's come by the Earth in the past (two times, I believe.), and it's coming back again! On this third visit of the Godwave, Darkseid wants to take advantage of the waves power to strip heroes of their powers, or use it to alter their powers, or something-something (you know, doing Darkseid stuff). The series features the New Gods prominently, as they trying stop Darkseid from doing his Darkseid stuff. So in short the wave comes, changes the nature of various heroes powers, with Superman being one of them. I recall reading in an interview with John Byrne that it was communicated out to other book writers to feel free to use the "Godwave" as the means to be creative and change their characters as much or as little as they might like to tell new and novel stories. There was no specific direction anyone had to follow. So that was the genesis (pun intended) of the 90s Blue Superman. Again, I am completely going on my memory of this event/mini-series. I'm certain this could be researched on the web easily, I just find it more fun to do this "old school" and rely upon my memory of 20 years ago. :-)
August 6, 2018 5:52 pm A booksplode I can get behind. Love Planetary. I use to pick up old issues in the quarter bins at my local shop. (Those were the days.) And then added it to my monthly pull list (although it was hardly monthly). And then did something rare if ever do, bought the complete omnibus years ago.
August 6, 2018 5:47 pm Nice interview, Josh. Interesting guy, feels a little dated in the way he speaks. When he says things like "I've never won an argument with a woman," I know he means well, but it would never occur to me to think/say something like that.
July 28, 2018 4:54 pm Hey thanks so much for the Butter Powers! My wife was very pleased hearing of my new power, because she loves a lot of butter on the popcorn, and she does a lot of baking, which requires a lot of butter. (She's a professional cookbook author.) JEFF BUTTER AWAY!!
November 6, 2017 2:14 am What, you marry Stan Lee's daughter or something, and now you can't be on the show? You bastard! You beautiful, beautiful bastard! We love you, man, and we'll miss you!
June 11, 2015 2:55 am Hey Josh, I enjoyed the show. Kind of reminded me why I miss Augie De Bleck's Pipeline podcast so much.
September 27, 2013 5:21 am I really enjoyed the Fitz-Simmons. I have high hopes for them as well. They remind me _a_little_ of the two scientist in Pacific Rim (Charlie Day and the other guy). I also liked the fact that Dr. Streiten (Ron Glass) referred to them in the singular when saying they were not cleared for combat.
September 27, 2013 5:12 am I liked the way Coulson being back from the dead was handled. First, Level Six Agent Ward understands Coulson is dead, then welcome to Level 7 in which Coulson is alive and Nick tricked the Avengers, followed by maybe a Level 8-ish-like alternate version of the story (one in which perhaps Fury wasn't "tricking" the Avengers as much as Agent Coulson thinks and he was a little more dead-ish than he knows). I'm guessing the "Level 8" version (for lack of a better name) is the final layer to this onion, but you never know. Part of me never wants to know the truth, letting my imagination run while with different versions. But I know that for a series such as this it will certainly come up; and could be fun if it's truly handled correctly. I wonder if there will be little clues over the season about his "nature" now. Perhaps the "wonder twin" scientists accidentally notice something (his DNA doesn't match that on record, his blood is copper based, he only eats D cell batteries for breakfast), or Skye goes through one too many firewalls and learns something (such as one of those firewalls was in Coulson's brain!), or Coulson starts exhibiting odd behaviors or characteristics (qualities beyond those of mortal men; a new tendency to routinely come back from the dead...I mean, Tahiti; they never see Nick Fury and Agent Coulson in the same room at the same time anymore). If this is handled well, it could be fun; if not, you'll see this grown man cry.
September 27, 2013 4:30 am Pilots are always special beasts. So often it's one of the few episodes in a series in which there is typically the greatest amount of change; an amount of change which we won't probably have in the rest of the series (basically, setting up the status quo), so it's always hard making an evaluation based on it. But having said all that, I enjoyed the show and look forward to more.