The Stack Podcast: The Deep End of Pop Culture. Comics, Movies, TV, Books, and three guys making fun of each other.
info_outline The Silence of the Lambs: Season 3, Episode 4 02/13/2015
The Silence of the Lambs: Season 3, Episode 4 After having been extracted from the creepiest basement ever and hosed clean of lotion by an FBI team, The Stack returns with a brand new episode on The Silence of Lambs. Join Chris, Hal, and special guest Chris as they discuss the book, the film, and all the related spinoffs (without spoiling the wonder that is NBC’s Hannibal series, the best TV show you’re not watching).
info_outline Kraven's Last Hunt: Season 3, Episode 3 07/23/2014
Kraven's Last Hunt: Season 3, Episode 3 After an unexpected hiatus (while Hal learned to edit audio), The Stack is back with Kraven's Last Hunt, one of the greatest Spider-man stories every published. The book should be unreadable (lion vest? Check. Forced literary allusions? Check? Mopey MJ? Check. A villain named Vermin? Check.), but the story works beautifully and is worthy of any collection. Join Chris and Hal with special guest host Mike as we dig into what makes Kraven tick.
info_outline 12 Monkeys: Season 3, Episode 2 04/10/2014
12 Monkeys: Season 3, Episode 2 What do you get when you combine Bruce Willis, bioterrorism, and an experimental French film that resembles a PowerPoint deck? You get 12 Monkeys, Terry Gilliam's time-travel movie - well, other time travel movie - that manages to be both trippy and brilliant despite a distressingly low number of actual monkeys.
info_outline The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Season 2, Episode 17 10/02/2013
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Season 2, Episode 17 DON'T PANIC
info_outline Close Encounters of the Third Kind: Season 2, Episode 13 08/07/2013
Close Encounters of the Third Kind: Season 2, Episode 13 DAH
info_outline TRUTH: Season 2, Episode 12 07/24/2013
TRUTH: Season 2, Episode 12 This week we are taking a look at TRUTH: RED, WHITE, AND BLACK, a book you may not have read. And if you want to read it that's going to be very hard, because it's out of print. And that sucks, because you should read it. It's incredible. Written by Robert Morales and drawn by Kyle Baker, TRUTH is the story of a second Super Soldier program in World War II that experimented on African-American soldiers, and the repercussions that had in the 1940s and today.
info_outline FROM HELL: Season 2, Episode 10 06/26/2013
FROM HELL: Season 2, Episode 10 Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell take us on a harrowing tour of 19th century London and the secret history of Jack the Ripper in FROM HELL, their hulking, tome-like, extensively-cited black and white masterpiece. While FROM HELL may not necessarily be the first comic to have endnotes, it certainly has the best.
info_outline THE INFINITY GAUNTLET: Season 2, Episode 6 05/01/2013
THE INFINITY GAUNTLET: Season 2, Episode 6 What happens when a crazy alien in love with Death (the person) gains ultimate power? He snaps his fingers, kills half the universe, and then spends six issues talking about how weird it is to have ultimate power, and hey, what is ultimate power anyway?
info_outline THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY: Season 2, Episode 4 04/03/2013
THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY: Season 2, Episode 4 The Professor, The Designer and The Cannibal take us on a journey into one of the best new comics of the 21st century as The Stack dives headfirst into THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY, the brilliant and bonkers creation of a rock star and half a set of twins.
info_outline Good Omens: Season 2, Episode 3 03/20/2013
Good Omens: Season 2, Episode 3 Not only do you get a whole podcast's worth of content on the brilliant book Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, this week also brings inside it two special, bonus mini-podcasts inserted right into the show! They're great. You'll love them
info_outline Superman For All Seasons: Season 2, Episode 2 03/06/2013
Superman For All Seasons: Season 2, Episode 2 We go to the Loeb/Sale well again this week with our look at SUPERMAN FOR ALL SEASONS, the classic coming of age story about a Kansas farmboy getting away from his small town roots. Also his small town friends, who we determine to be kind of annoying.
info_outline The New 52: The Stack, Episode 22 11/14/2012
The New 52: The Stack, Episode 22 The first season of The Stack comes to a close with a wide-open discussion of DC's latest publishing initiative/reboot/what the heck ever, The New 52. We cover the dizzying highs, the despairing lows, and the exceptionally broad middle of DC's onslaught of new books.
info_outline THE LONG HALLOWEEN: The Stack, Episode 21 10/31/2012
THE LONG HALLOWEEN: The Stack, Episode 21 Hurricaney stuff is going to cut short the witty banter this week, but suffice it to say: Batman. Holiday. Jeph Loeb. Tim Sale. One of the all-time great Batman stories ever. If you haven't read this one, get on it this second.