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The Short Box

Since 2012, The Short Box has entertained listeners around the world with great conversations about comic books and pop-culture topics. Join the crew every Wednesday for comic reviews and artist spotlights worthy of your time, as well as interviews with the best creators in the industry. Subscribe and join the Short Box Nation today! read less

#379 - Exploring the Magic of Bill Watterson's Calvin and Hobbes
1w ago
#379 - Exploring the Magic of Bill Watterson's Calvin and Hobbes
Dust off your favorite Calvin and Hobbes book, and join us for the latest installment of our artist spotlight series. We're analyzing the life and career of one of comic's most private and beloved creators: Bill Watterson.  Watch the video version of this episode on YouTubeTOPICS & TIMESTAMPS: Remembering our first Calvin and Hobbes strip - 00:10:25A crash course into the life/career of Bill Watterson - 00:18:30The best Calvin and Hobbes strips to read  - 00:29:10What themes are relevant in Calvin and Hobbes? - 00:45:49What makes Bill Watterson's art style unique? - 00:49:32Why is there no Calvin and Hobbes merchandise?  - 00:55:58Ben's Top 3 Comic Picks - 01:08:34Invincible S2 teaser trailer reaction - 01:27:38 SUPPORT THE SHOW: Click here to join our Patreon community and get access to bonus episodes and special rewards for as little as a $1. Take your comic experience to the limit by shopping online at Gotham City Limit!Use the discount code "YOO" to save 10%  when you buy merch from our storeProudly sponsored by Collective Con! Proudly sponsored by Collective Con! Support the show Purchase tickets for the return of North FL's premier pop-culture event, Collective Con, here! GET IN TOUCH WITH US! 🀝🏼 Email us at theshortboxjax@gmail.com Website: theshortboxentertainment.com Follow us on IG & tweet us at @theshortboxjax Join us on WhatNot for our next live showMusic provided by: Mecca Tha Marvelous, DJ Crumbz, & L.E.R.M.
#377 - WhatNot Publishing with Co-Founder & Co-Publisher: Kevin Roditeli
Jan 11 2023
#377 - WhatNot Publishing with Co-Founder & Co-Publisher: Kevin Roditeli
The Co-founder & Co-Publisher of WhatNot Publishing, Kevin Roditeli, joins the show to talk about the company's inaugural slate of books  (Alpha Betas, Ninja Funk, Quested, and The Exiled), and more! Watch the extended video version of this episode on our YouTubeTOPICS & TIMESTAMPS: What is the role of a Co-Publisher? - 00:04:29WhatNot Publishing's partnership with Heavy Metal - 00:10:59Transitioning from working in comic retail to starting a comic imprint - 00:29:02How has WhatNot impacted comic retailers & the comic community? - 00:42:28WhatNot Publishing's first round of releases - 00:54:30Kevin's advice for aspiring comic creators - 01:09:35 SUPPORT THE SHOW: Click here to join our Patreon community and get access to bonus episodes and special rewards for as little as a $1. Take your comic shopping experience to the limit by shopping at Gotham City Limit online!Join us on WhatNot for our next live show!Use the discount code "YOO" to save 10%  when you buy merch from our store. Shop for shirts, hats, and pins hereProudly sponsored by Collective Con! Support the show Purchase tickets for the return of North FL's premier pop-culture event, Collective Con, here! GET IN TOUCH WITH US! 🀝🏼 Email us at theshortboxjax@gmail.com Website: theshortboxentertainment.com Follow us on IG & tweet us at @theshortboxjax Join us on WhatNot for our next live showMusic provided by: Mecca Tha Marvelous, DJ Crumbz, & L.E.R.M.
#376 - The Last Episode of The Year (Best Comics of 2022 Spotlight)
Dec 28 2022
#376 - The Last Episode of The Year (Best Comics of 2022 Spotlight)
Badr invites some friends and fellow comic podcasters to close out the year. Alongside Chris Hacker (The Oblivion Bar), Lance (Comic Book Keepers), and Jake Hull (Spec Tales), no stone is left unturned when it comes to recounting the year's best comic books, movies, and superhero offerings. Watch the extended video version of this episode on YouTube for additional best-of-year categories!SEGMENTS & TIMESTAMPS: The Best Comic Books of 2022 - 00:12:40The Best Non-Superhero Movies & TV Shows of 2022 - 00:27:25The Best Superhero/Comic Book Movies and TV Shows of 2022 - 00:47:20Our Favorite Pop-Culture and Other Media of 2022 - 01:01:22Our Most Anticipated Movies & Comics of 2023 - 01:08:45SUPPORT THE SHOW: Click here to join our Patreon community and get access to bonus episodes and special rewards for as little as a $1. Use the discount code "YOO" to save 10%  when you buy merch from our store. Shop for shirts, hats, and pins hereMusic provided by: Mecca Tha Marvelous, DJ Crumbz, & L.E.R.M.Proudly sponsored by Collective Con! Proudly sponsored by Gotham City Limit! Support the show Purchase tickets for the return of North FL's premier pop-culture event, Collective Con, here! GET IN TOUCH WITH US! 🀝🏼 Email us at theshortboxjax@gmail.com Website: theshortboxentertainment.com Follow us on IG & tweet us at @theshortboxjax Join us on WhatNot for our next live showMusic provided by: Mecca Tha Marvelous, DJ Crumbz, & L.E.R.M.
#375 - The Short Box Holiday Special (Christmas Comics Spotlight)
Dec 21 2022
#375 - The Short Box Holiday Special (Christmas Comics Spotlight)
This episode was recorded during the Short Box Christmas party, where we reunited in person to celebrate the holidays and the 10 yr anniversary of the show! This rowdy episode is brought to you by friendship, Christmas cheer, and Ashley's famous spiked eggnog πŸŽ…πŸ½TIMESTAMPS:Our Holiday Traditions - 00:12:39Christmas Comics Spotlight - 00:23:13 Cesar -  A Night Out With Spider-Man and Wolverine & Hellboy KrampusnachtAshley - Lobo Paramilitary Christmas Special Ed -  Authority vs Lobo: Jingle HellBadr - Spider-Man’s Tangled Web #21Other Recommendations To Put You In The Festive Mood - 00:55:39Champion Season Picks - 01:09:50Mail Bag Segment - 01:31:09SUPPORT THE SHOW: Click here to join our Patreon community and get access to bonus episodes and special rewards for as little as a $1. Use the discount code "YOO" to save 10%  when you buy merch from our store. Shop for shirts, hats, and pins hereMusic provided by: Mecca Tha Marvelous, DJ Crumbz, & L.E.R.M.Proudly sponsored by Collective Con! Proudly sponsored by Gotham City Limit! Support the show Purchase tickets for the return of North FL's premier pop-culture event, Collective Con, here! GET IN TOUCH WITH US! 🀝🏼 Email us at theshortboxjax@gmail.com Website: theshortboxentertainment.com Follow us on IG & tweet us at @theshortboxjax Join us on WhatNot for our next live showMusic provided by: Mecca Tha Marvelous, DJ Crumbz, & L.E.R.M.
Bonus Episode: December PREVIEWS Wishlist
Dec 14 2022
Bonus Episode: December PREVIEWS Wishlist
Badr & Drew discuss the best comics they've read all month, and then compare notes on the most interesting comics, manga, toys, and merch hitting shops soon, according to this month's PREVIEWS catalog. Check out the merch below, and watch the video version of this episode on YouTube! PREVIEWS Wishlist (starts at 00:14:48)Drew’s Pick:DEC222117 - PLUNDERLINGS PLUNDERSTRONG RAIDER BLITZ AF Badr’s Picks:SUPERCADE VISUAL HISTORY VIDEOGAME AGE 1985-2001 SC BLITZ GN VOL 02 PHOTONIK MAN OF LIGHT #1 CVR A TOTA MEGA MAN X FULL ARMOR & ROCKMAN X FULL ARMOR MDL KIT MARVEL LS-086 LOKI FROG OF THUNDER LIFE SIZE STATUE Ben's Pick: Street Fighter Series Pop Up Parade Cammy Pvc FigSUPPORT THE SHOW: Click here to join our Patreon community and get access to bonus episodes and special rewards for as little as a $1. Use the discount code "YOO" to save 10%  when you buy merch from our store. Shop for shirts, hats, and pins hereMusic provided by: Mecca Tha Marvelous, DJ Crumbz, & L.E.R.M.Proudly sponsored by Collective Con! Proudly sponsored by Gotham City Limit! Support the show Purchase tickets for the return of North FL's premier pop-culture event, Collective Con, here! GET IN TOUCH WITH US! 🀝🏼 Email us at theshortboxjax@gmail.com Website: theshortboxentertainment.com Follow us on IG & tweet us at @theshortboxjax Join us on WhatNot for our next live showMusic provided by: Mecca Tha Marvelous, DJ Crumbz, & L.E.R.M.
Short Box #370: Marvel EA Video Games, WhatNot Publishing, and Titans Season 4
Sep 28 2022
Short Box #370: Marvel EA Video Games, WhatNot Publishing, and Titans Season 4
The crew catch-up with some of the latest comic news and headlines from the past week, and unearth a very incriminating photo from Ashley's past. Check out the timestamps below for topics, and watch the extended video version of this episode on YouTube! We're also partnering with the Shortboxed app to give away a Deadly Class #1 CGC 9.8! Click here for contest rules TOPICS:Titus Welliver cast as Lex Luthor - 00:09:09WhatNot Publishing's debut comics - 00:16:00Marvel & EA videogame announcements - 00:21:18Champions of the week: 00:34:41SUPPORT THE SHOW: Buy merch from our store, and use the discount code "YOO" to save 10% (Shop here)Join our Patreon Community to pick the topic for future episodes and get access to bonus shows (Join here)RELATED LINKS:Write in and email us at theshortboxjax@gmail.com Subscribe to our YouTube channelJoin our next live show on WhatNotMusic by: DJ Crumbz, & Mecca Tha Marvelous Episode artwork by: Ashley Follow The Short Box, and Badr, Cesar,  & Ed, on IGProudly sponsored by Collective Con! Proudly sponsored by Gotham City Limit! Support the show Purchase tickets for the return of North FL's premier pop-culture event, Collective Con, here! GET IN TOUCH WITH US! 🀝🏼 Email us at theshortboxjax@gmail.com Website: theshortboxentertainment.com Follow us on IG & tweet us at @theshortboxjax Join us on WhatNot for our next live showMusic provided by: Mecca Tha Marvelous, DJ Crumbz, & L.E.R.M.
Short Box #369: Rick Remender Writer Spotlight
Sep 21 2022
Short Box #369: Rick Remender Writer Spotlight
Ashley & Ed are back in action this week to continue our celebration of 30 yrs of Image Comics with a dedicated, and sentimental, discussion about one of our favorite writers of all time: Rick Remender. The video version of this podcast is available on YouTube We're also partnering with the Shortboxed app to give away a Deadly Class #1 CGC 9.8! Click here for contest rules TIMESTAMPS:Rick Remender spotlight start  (00:13:07)Discussion: Image Comics 2012 Renaissance (00:25:32)Roundtable: What are Remender's best comics (00:31:29)The story behind this week's episode art (00:54:51)Champion picks of the week (01:07:30)SUPPORT THE SHOW: Buy merch from our store, and use the discount code "YOO" to save 10% (Shop here)Join our Patreon Community to pick the topic for future episodes and get access to bonus shows (Join here)RELATED LINKS:Write in and email us at theshortboxjax@gmail.com Subscribe to our YouTube channelJoin our next live show on WhatNotMusic by: DJ Crumbz, & Mecca Tha Marvelous Episode artwork by: Ashley Follow The Short Box, and Badr, Cesar,  & Ed, on IGProudly sponsored by Collective Con! Support the show Purchase tickets for the return of North FL's premier pop-culture event, Collective Con, here! GET IN TOUCH WITH US! 🀝🏼 Email us at theshortboxjax@gmail.com Website: theshortboxentertainment.com Follow us on IG & tweet us at @theshortboxjax Join us on WhatNot for our next live showMusic provided by: Mecca Tha Marvelous, DJ Crumbz, & L.E.R.M.
Short Box #366 - Savage Dragon and 30 yrs of Image Comics
Aug 10 2022
Short Box #366 - Savage Dragon and 30 yrs of Image Comics
To celebrate 30 yrs of Image Comics, our Patrons voted on Chicago PD's finest (and greenest) for us to deep dive. We're reviewing the first few issues of Erik Larsen's Savage Dragon series and talking about the founding fathers of Image. Watch the video version of this episode on YouTubeTOPICS: 30 yrs of Image Comics - 00:13:24Savage Dragon comic review - 00:25:26Dream casting for a Savage Dragon movie - 00:50:28Ben's Top 3 comic picks - 00:58:56Mail-bag topics (Netflix's Sandman, WhatNot) - 01:08:28Comic giveaway: Dark Crisis Green Lantern #1 - 01:22:10Champions of the week - 01:23:52SUPPORT THE SHOW: Buy merch from our store, and use the discount code "YOO" to save 10% (Shop here)Join our Patreon Community to pick the topic for future episodes and get access to bonus shows (Join here)RELATED LINKS:Write in and email us at theshortboxjax@gmail.com Music by: DJ Crumbz, & Mecca Tha Marvelous (Stream the new EP Naraka)Podcast logo by: Ashley Lani Hoye Follow The Short Box, and Badr, Cesar,  & Ed, on IG Proudly sponsored by Collective Con! Proudly sponsored by Gotham City Limit! Support the show Purchase tickets for the return of North FL's premier pop-culture event, Collective Con, here! GET IN TOUCH WITH US! 🀝🏼 Email us at theshortboxjax@gmail.com Website: theshortboxentertainment.com Follow us on IG & tweet us at @theshortboxjax Join us on WhatNot for our next live showMusic provided by: Mecca Tha Marvelous, DJ Crumbz, & L.E.R.M.