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

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The latest episode of Archie Digest: A Riverdale Podcast ran a little long — actually about another 15 minutes over what you hear here, since Russ ended up trimming quite a bit of comic book talk that wandered off into the esoteric and absurd.
 
We’ve got quite a bit going on this week. Obviously the biggest piece is talking about “Chapter Five: Heart of Darkness,” the episode of Riverdale that just finished airing minutes ago as of when this episode posted.
 
Other areas we touched on included the Riverdale comic book, which launches next Wednesday, March 1, from Archie Comics. We took a little time out to look at the sales pitch for the first three issues, including May’s issue of Riverdale which feels very much like a wink and a nod to a classic film starring upcoming Riverdale guest star Molly Ringwald!
 
Let us know in the comments whether you enjoyed the comics talk. It certainly seems germane to the podcast, and Russ writing for a comic book website it seemed to make sense to at least address it, but obviously if we’re going to add a few minutes to the show every month or so to look at solicitations and/or the comics themselves, we want to make sure the listeners are finding it enjoyable and worthwhile.
 
There’s also the matter of Beaverdale, a porn parody of Archie Comics recently released to capitalize on the increased awareness of the characters thanks to Riverdale’s success. You can check out the official trailer for this incredibly bizarre abomination below. If it’s your kind of thing, you can see it at PornHub Premium — although, no, we aren’t going to do an episode of the podcast for this one. Sorry.
HOLDING ON — When Jughead (Cole Sprouse) learns that an anonymous buyer has plans to tear down the local drive-in, he fights desperately to keep it open. Betty (Lili Reinhart) finds her friendship with Archie on the line after stumbling upon some startling information she’s uncovered about Miss Grundy’s (guest star Sarah Habel) past.
 
Elsewhere, Veronica (Camila Mendes) confronts her mother Hermoine (Marisol Nichols) about a suspicious meeting she witnessed between her mother and a shady Southside Serpent. Finally, after uncovering Betty’s diary, Alice (Madchen Amick) finds the perfect opportunity to destroy Archie’s golden boy image.
 
Russ, Craig, and Chris broadcast from Vancouver, BC, where they're currently visiting the set of Riverdale!
Craig, Russ, and Chris get together to talk about the second episode of Riverdale, and it's AWESOME.
Craig Byrne, Chris Hayner, and Russ Burlingame get together to digest the pilot episode of Riverdale, our new favorite show.

This was not the Episode 99 that we wanted or expected.

Russ brings the Archie Digest: A Riverdale Podcast hosts together for the first time this season to remember Luke Perry, the actor who played Fred Andrews on Riverdale. Perry passed away on Monday at age 52 following a stroke last week.

Russ, Craig Byrne, and Chris Hayner all had positive experiences to relate about meeting and working with Perry, and ECV is sending warm feelings and deep condolences out to his family.

Next episode, everything changes.

Russ Burlingame and Eva Furmanska meet up to talk about Scream and Anatomy of a Murder, inspired by the penultimate episode of Riverdale's first season, titled "Anatomy of a Murder."

It has been a couple of weeks since this was recorded, actually, but editing time started to get away from me. Ultimately after the computer crashed at the tail end of FINALLY getting the editing done, I decided it was time to just give up and publish what I had. So apologies for each of us having at least one instance of pausing to talk to a toddler.

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Russ Burlingame and Eva Furmanska launch THE SUMMER OF RIVERDALE, a 13-part series here at the Emerald City Video podcast where the show essentially crosses over with Russ's Archie Digest: A Riverdale Podcast...but not really.

Instead of looking at the popular CW series, which is what Archie Digest is for, ECV will be taking a look at the 13 movies that lent their titles to Season One episodes of Riverdale...and then pairing them with classic teen movies (because Archie and the gang are teens, after all).

This week, we look at two '80s classics -- one that holds up, one that doesn't, and both that leave us feeling a little sad -- River's Edge and Sixteen Candles.

It's not a five for five deal, but it's something else that you might remember from the days of brick and mortar video stores being a commonplace thing: "If you like this, try this..."

We remember back when we used to have to fill out these little employee recommendation cards for major new releases, and here, we get to do it all over again...but on the internet. And with audio.

Also, I think we forgot to introduce ourselves, so bear in mind this episode is Russ and Zach.

Anyway, with John Wick 2: Electric Bugaloo in theaters now, we figured it was as good a time as any to make some suggestions for movies you can watch if you really enjoyed John Wick.

Also, Russ and Zach both have new podcasts. Check 'em out here:

The Insurgency USA Podcast with Zach Roberts

Archie Digest: A Riverdale Podcast with Russ Burlingame, Craig Byrne, and Chris Hayner

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