Hype is my Superpower
Episode 48: Heroes reborn? In this economy???

Episode 48: Heroes reborn? In this economy???

February 19, 2022

Thankfully, the 2022 reboot is a lot better than the first time through — meaning, those horrible 1998 comics Steve is stuck with. Heroes Reborn: Earth's Mightiest Heroes and Heroes Reborn: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Companion vols 1 and 2 (2022) for Will this week. For Steve, X-Man #32-38, Elektra vol 2 #15, Longshot One-Shot, Quicksilver #4-6, Cable/Machine Man Annual 1998, Machine Man/Bastion Annual 1998, and Uncanny X-Men vol 1 #353-355 (1998).

Episode 47: Medium-Sized Reign of X Podcast #1

Episode 47: Medium-Sized Reign of X Podcast #1

February 12, 2022

The Krakoa-era X-Men are back! We set out to do a Giant-Sized podcast, covering the first 5 volumes of Reign of X, continuing our our previous series on Dawn of X and X of Swords, but we only made it through volumes 1-4 (2021). Hence, the slightly reduced size.

Episode 46: Hawkguy, bro!

Episode 46: Hawkguy, bro!

February 5, 2022

Dipping back into the MCU, the hype boys get a heaping helping of Hawkguy. But first: comics! Will's got Maestro: War and Pax, Eternals vol 1: Only Death is Eternal, and Amazing Spider-Man by Nick Spencer vol 13: King's Ransom, featuring the debut of the much maligned livestream suit — all from 2021. Steve goes to town with Excalibur vol 1 #115-117, X-Men Unlimited vol 1 #18, X-Men vol 2 #71-72, Uncanny X-Men vol 1 #351-352, X-Factor vol 1 #142, and the Bishop: XSE miniseries, all from 1998.

Episode 45: Jubilee learns the true meaning of Christmas

Episode 45: Jubilee learns the true meaning of Christmas

January 31, 2022

What is the world like now that Gnomon and King in Black are done? Back to our usual antics, I guess. Will takes on Avengers by Jason Aaron vol 8: Enter the Phoenix, King Deadpool vol 2, Fantastic Four by Dan Slott vol 7: The Forever Gate, and Iron Fist: Heart of the Dragon (all from 2021). Steve makes his triumphant return to 90s X-Men with X-Force vol 1 #72-76, Deadpool vol 3 #12-14, and Generation X vol 1 #32-39 (all from 1998).

Episode 44: King in Black and the End of Gnomon Finale — What is Gnomon?

Episode 44: King in Black and the End of Gnomon Finale — What is Gnomon?

January 25, 2022

It's the end of an era for the Hype pod as both King in Black and Gnomon come to a close! Will, as advertised, takes on Black Cat vol 4: Queen in Black, Savage Avengers vol 4: King in Black, Spider-Woman vol 2: King in Black, Symbiote Spider-Man vol 1: King in Black, The Union: The Brittania Project, and Venom vol 6: King in Black (phew!). Steve, at long last, finishes Gnomon by Nick Harkaway, and we get to finally discuss what it all means.

Episode 43: King in Black and the End of Gnomon — That Awkward Car Ride

Episode 43: King in Black and the End of Gnomon — That Awkward Car Ride

January 14, 2022

The countdown continues! Will takes on the King in Black miniseries side-stories: King in Black: Atlantis Attacks, King in Black: Avengers, King in Black: Gwenom vs. Carnage, King in Black: Namor, King in Black: Return of the Valkyries, and King in Black: Thunderbolts.

On Steve's end, yet another upheaval from Gnomon by Nick Harkaway in Chapter 20: "Catabasis."

Episode 42: King in Black and the End of Gnomon, part 1

Episode 42: King in Black and the End of Gnomon, part 1

January 7, 2022

Will's on the latest giant Marvel crossover, King in Black, while Steve is counting down to the end of his long series on Gnomon by Nick Harkaway, so we figured we'd combine the two! In this episode, we've got the main crossover title, King in Black, and Chapter 19 of Gnomon, where the entire novel is thrown on its head, again.

Episode 41: Knives Out — The Missing Twist

Episode 41: Knives Out — The Missing Twist

January 1, 2022

Happy new year, Hype fans! We'll be back to regular pods starting next week!

In this episode, Will overcomes his crippling packrat addiction and reads Immortal Hulk vol 9: The Weakest One There Is, Taskmaster: The Rubicon Trigger, and Curse of the Man-Thing (all from 2021). Steve took a week off of Gnomon to do some amateur script doctoring of director Rian Johnson's 2019 movie Knives Out.

Episode 40: What‘s up friends and family, it‘s time for Hype is my Superpower…

Episode 40: What‘s up friends and family, it‘s time for Hype is my Superpower…

December 20, 2021

We forgot to do the intro for this episode so I'm putting it here instead: This is Hype is my Superpower, a podcast where two best friends talk about the stuff we're hyped on — most frequently, comics.

In this episode, Will tackles Black Panther Book 9: The Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda vol 4, and Guardians of the Galaxy by Al Ewing vol 2: Here We Make Our Stand. Steve continues the Gnomon by Nick Harkaway train: chapters 17 and 18, and the return of Constantine Kyriakos. 

Episode 39: The Journey Down Below

Episode 39: The Journey Down Below

November 22, 2021

Quick announcement: our posting schedule will be a bit erratic over the next couple weeks, with holidays and travel and so forth — though travel may also bring some special features to this pod! As for content, this week Will delivered on Power Pack: The Powers that Be, Thor by Donny Dates vol 2: Prey, and Amazing Spider-Man by Nick Spencer vol 12: Shattered Web. Steve soldiered on through Gnomon by Nick Harkaway, chapters 15 and 16, and the return of Athenaïs!

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