It's the Year of the Bastard, and everybody knows it.

Welcome to Year of the Bastard, one of a pair of new ECV features that will also serve as their own stand-alone spinoff podcasts so that people who want to get really granular about specific things can either listen here with all their other ECV content, or they can get it on their own by subscribing to a second feed. 

Year of the Bastard will be Russ Burlingame and a rotating cast of guests (including but not limited to Zach D. Roberts and Logan Bretschneider of Emerald City Video) doing an in-depth re-read and analysis of Transmetropolitan, the great Vertigo/Helix series from Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson. One or two issues a week, we will be breaking down Transmet and looking at its fascinating and often horrifying parallels to the world today.

You can find us (and a number of other awesome podcasts) on the ACPN family of shows.

The Emerald City Video Podcast is a periodic podcast hosted by entertainment journalist Russ Burlingame, with a rotating cast of hosts who used to work at the Emerald City Video store in East Syracuse, New York. The store was once awarded by the Video Software Dealers of America as the best small video store in the U.S. Though it closed in 2009, the store’s legacy still touches the daily lives of a lot of the people who used to work there, and the Syracuse community as a whole still has a lot of fondness for its memory.

The idea behind the podcast, which launched in 2016, was to bring the discourse you would get at a video store — talking with real humans about your movies, rather than trusting in an algorithm — back to…well, if not the world, or even Syracuse, at least to the guys who maybe missed that human connection the most: a bunch of pop culture junky loudmouths who used to run a really cool video store. Over the years, the Emerald City Video banner has flown over a number of themes, including specific episodes about TV series like Riverdale and Psych.

If you like what we’re doing here, you can become a patron of the Emerald City Video Podcast, which comes with fun perks. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook. We also have Instagram and Vero accounts where we share images, photos, memes, and nonsense. You can support us on Patreon, too, and do things like requesting custom episodes and the like.

Be back for more by noon on the fifth day, and please — always remember to rewind your videocassettes.

Emerald City Video hosts Russ Burlingame (ComicBook.com) and Zach D. Roberts (Around the Lens) talk Comic Con International: San Diego 2019, where Russ checked out various Warner Bros. TV projects including the end of ARROW, the CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, RIVERDALE, and the final season of SUPERNATURAL. We also talk about the "Kevin Smith Reboots Hall H" panel and a little bit about Marvel's aggressive new slate of movies and TV shows.

Jay & Silent Bob Reboot Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHvaWulHk5E

You can find us (and a number of other awesome podcasts) on the ACPN family of shows.

If you like what we're doing here, you can become a patron of the Emerald City Video Podcast, which comes with fun perks. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook. We also have Instagram and Vero accounts where we share images, photos, memes, and nonsense.

Be back for more by noon on the fifth day, and please -- always remember to rewind your videocassettes.

 

In this episode, Russ Burlingame talks with Ted Sikora about his new comic, Tap Dance Killer. He is currently crowdfunding the first trade paperback on Kickstarter, which you can check out here and pre-order a copy.

You can find us (and a number of other awesome podcasts) on the ACPN family of shows.

If you like what we're doing here, you can become a patron of the Emerald City Video Podcast, which comes with fun perks. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook. We also have Instagram and Vero accounts where we share images, photos, memes, and nonsense.

Be back for more by noon on the fifth day, and please -- always remember to rewind your videocassettes.

 
 

Russ and Zach look at Batman: Gotham By Gaslight, the animated feature film released to streaming platforms today.

The movie is one of the better DC animated features, with both of us really enjoying it when it was screened during this weekend's DC in DC event.

Apologies for substandard audio, and some distortion in the middle: as it's a new release wall episode, we recorded in the car...but whereas we are often parked, or driving through a neighborhood, this was going 65 miles an hour on 81 North coming back from Washington, D.C.

In this special episode, recorded in October and forgotten until now, Zach and Russ talk about the trend of making every protagonist an antihero, what (if anything) can bring more traditional heroes back to the forefront, and the role of superhero films in setting that tone.

Also, Zach compares Iron Man to Jesus. Like, a lot.

You can support the show here: http://paypal.me/emeraldcityvideo

November 22, 2017

Watchmen and Iambic Pentameter

One of a handful of special episodes recorded in the run-up to DC Comics's DOOMSDAY CLOCK. 

You can find us (and a number of other awesome podcasts) on the ACPN family of shows.

The Emerald City Video Podcast is a periodic podcast hosted by entertainment journalist Russ Burlingame, with a rotating cast of hosts who used to work at the Emerald City Video store in East Syracuse, New York. The store was once awarded by the Video Software Dealers of America as the best small video store in the U.S. Though it closed in 2009, the store’s legacy still touches the daily lives of a lot of the people who used to work there, and the Syracuse community as a whole still has a lot of fondness for its memory.

The idea behind the podcast, which launched in 2016, was to bring the discourse you would get at a video store — talking with real humans about your movies, rather than trusting in an algorithm — back to…well, if not the world, or even Syracuse, at least to the guys who maybe missed that human connection the most: a bunch of pop culture junky loudmouths who used to run a really cool video store. Over the years, the Emerald City Video banner has flown over a number of themes, including specific episodes about TV series like Riverdale and Psych.

If you like what we’re doing here, you can become a patron of the Emerald City Video Podcast, which comes with fun perks. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook. We also have Instagram and Vero accounts where we share images, photos, memes, and nonsense. You can support us on Patreon, too, and do things like requesting custom episodes and the like.

Be back for more by noon on the fifth day, and please — always remember to rewind your videocassettes.

This podcast might be a little rough around the edges, with some really wonky audio levels. I used two different methods to record and I did my best to normalize them but there's only so far you can go with it. I'll try and clean it up some more soon. Right now, I just wanted to get it UP.

Zach Roberts and Russ Burlingame talk about the flawed SUICIDE SQUAD, the flawless GHOSTBUSTERS, and much more. ALSO: Russ talks to Joshua Hale Fialkov and Tony Fleecs about their new comic, JOSH STEINBERG: CHAMPION OF EARTH, which features a slacker video store employee who has to rise to the occasion to save the world.

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