Assemble After Dark
Summary: Every week, Joey Esposito, Benjamin Bailey and a slew of special guests dissect your favorite comics, movies and pop culture tidbits. It's like hanging out with your best buds who won't shut up about comic books.
Here it is, the Assemble After Dark episode all about the one of the greatest bands in this universe or any other, Pink Floyd! We tell our Pink Floyd origin stories -- one is more traumatic than the other -- and how the band ultimately shaped us as people. We don't quite go through the entire discography album by album, because if we did that, it'd be the longest show ever! We also do our best to get Taco Bell to pay attention to us.
Here it is, the Assemble After Dark episode all about the King of Monsters himself, GODZILLA. The guys talk about Ben's long history with the rubber-suited menace as well as digging deep into the character's storied filmography. Fair warning, this episode also contains spoilers for the new Godzilla flick that is currently in theaters, so listen at your own peril. As a special bonus, Ben reveals his plans to purchase the Wu-Tang Clan's new album. Exciting!
Here it is, the Assemble After Dark episode all about Brian Wood and Rebekah Isaacs' fantastic Wildstorm mini-series, DV8: Gods and Monsters. It's a cerebral tale about teens with super powers unleashed on a primitive world where things get all Lord of the Flies pretty quickly. It's dark and exhilarating, and a damn fine way for Wildstorm to close out its existence back in 2010.
Here it is, the Assemble After Dark episode all about Clueless. As if! The dudes discuss the cinematic masterpiece at length and take some extra time to express their undying love for Alicia Silverstone. The guys even reflect on their own tortured high school experiences. Fun for everyone. Don't worry, you still get plenty of the usual nonsense, like music chatter and comic book discussions. Plus, this episode reveals details on how you, yes you, can co-host an episode of Assemble After Dark!
Here it is, the Assemble After Dark episode all about Judge Dredd. The dudes discuss everyone's favorite lawman in detail, diving into the movies (even the Stallone one) and the classic comic series. As an added bonus, you get an heavy conversation about the wonder and majesty of Avril Lavigne's Hello Kitty music video. It'll change your life, people.
Here it is, the Assemble After Dark episode all about the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. We're joined by the writers of Image Comics' C.O.W.L. (go pre-order from your local comic book shop, kids) Kyle Higgins and Alec Siegel to discuss the greatest live-action interpretation of the beloved Turtles to date. And as you'll see, we don't expect that to change with the upcoming new movie.
Here it is, the Assemble After Dark episode all about Bucky Barnes AKA The Winter Soldier! Note: this episode is about the comic book character, not the new Captain America movie. Before the guys dig into one of the best Marvel Comic characters in recent memory, they spend some time arguing about salad dressing. In addition, you'll get some comic book chatter about some great, affordable runs currently on the market and Ben tells the story of proposing to his wife during a screening of Tremors. Enjoy!
Here it is, the Assemble After Dark episode all about The Terminator! The guys, joined by famed gentleman Rob Coles, discuss the film franchise is gory detail, plus spend some time digging into the extended universe. Plus, Joey defends his love of Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines and everyone agrees that Terminator: Salvation is utter garbage. Good times were had by all.
Here it is, the Assemble After Dark episode all about Jeff Lemire's Vertigo masterpiece, Sweet Tooth. We're joined by the creators of Alterna Comics' Gwendolyn (now available on Comixology), Andrew Sanford and Joe Cabatit, to talk about the lovely journey of Gus the antlered boy. We also talk about Ben's horrible sexual misdeeds and the elite Bad Decisions Club.
Here it is, the Assemble After Dark episode all about the Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch run on The Authority. There's discussion about the importance of the series, our favorite characters and Freddie Prince Jr. As a special bonus, Ben rambles the whole time because he took a bunch of painkillers and is out of his mind. Professionalism!
Here it is, the Assemble After Dark episode all about the cinematic masterpiece, Cobra. Mr. Esposito took the week off, so our very own Abe Raigne joined Ben to talk about the movie that at one time could have been Beverly Hills Cop. Plus, the guys do some serious comic book discussion and Abe tells the story of his years of media blackout. Spoiler: it involves a trailer and polygamists.
Here it is, the Assemble After Dark episode all about the modern classic Wayne's World, the high point of SNL adaptations! Party on, everyone.
Here it is, the Assemble After Dark episode all about the amazing Punisher run by writer Greg Rucka and artist Marco Checchetto. Though it was unfortunately short-lived, it gave us one of the best incarnations of the character that will be worth chatting about for many years to come.
Here it is, the Assemble After Dark episode all about The Rocketeer, featuring artist extraordinaire Chris Samnee. We had intended this just to be about the amazing 1991 Disney movie adaptation of Dave Stevens' famous character, but it spiraled into much more. Plus, Samnee settles the debate of Coke vs. Pepsi.
Here it is, the Assemble After Dark episode all about Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba's stellar Vertigo comic, Daytripper. Unpack the tissues for this one, kiddos. If you've never read it, we suggest doing so before listening to this episode. Plus, Ben tries to start a movement to be the official correspondent for the new Godzilla movie. #Ben4Godzilla