Comics Onscreen – 2016 Halftime Report

Deadpool Movie

20th Century Fox

In this episode, Curt and Kevin take a break from talking about comic book stories, and instead talk about … TV and movie adaptations of comic book stories from the first half of 2016! How did these series and films reflect their source material? And more importantly—were they any good?

Things discussed in this non-canonical, somewhat spoiler-y installment include Deadpool’s skewering of superhero movie tropes, the lighthearted romp that was Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the evolutionary dead end that was X-Men: Apocalypse, and the rock -’em sock-’em bonanza that was Captain America: Civil War.

But wait! There’s more! We also weigh in on the disappointing second season of Agent Carter and the surprisingly entertaining third season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the best things about the second season of Daredevil, the charms of DC’s burgeoning TV empire (The Flash, Supergirl, Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow), the long-awaited arrival of Negan on The Walking Dead and the debut of AMC’s Preacher.

Meanwhile, join us in two weeks as we turn our attention back to the printed page with a look at Alison Bechdel’s award-winning graphic memoir Fun Home!

Until then, please rate us on iTunes, send us an email, or hit us up on Twitter or Facebook, and we may read your comments in an upcoming episode. And as always, thanks for listening!

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