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AWWWWWWW YISS. It’s THE WOLVERINE! AKA ALMOST ENOUGH SHIRTLESS HUGH JACKMAN! Trevon, Alan, and Aaron drunkenly barrel through the cinematic saga of the X-Men franchise to celebrate(ish) the latest entry in Fox’s ongoing assault upon Aaron’s entire childhood! We belatedly talk about Pacific Rim! Comic-Con! The wonders of old-timey Aerosmith.

This episode totally brought to you by Pabst Blue Ribbon.

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Sweet Jupiter’s jelly beans! It’s episode 40 of the Four Color Freak-Out and boy howdy do we have stuff to rant talk about. Comics! E3! Xbox One vs PS4! And a little indie movie called “MAN OF STEEL”. Joining us in the jump seat is Kansas City podcast butterfly Trevan McGee so sit back, keep a fresh drink handy, and dig into to two hours of wall to wall nerdom.

And if two hours of yours truly isn’t enough, head over to KCUR this morning at 11:30 to hear me run down the sordid history of The Big Blue Schoolboy in film and television on Up To Date!

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What the?! Yup, it’s another Four Color Freak-Out covering three weeks(!) of comics, Doctor Who, the vagaries of acronyms versus made-up words, anticipation of the Man of Steel, and the best of 80′s crushes! It’s also 2 hours long! So for those of you with long commutes: You’re welcome. To the rest of you: We’re very, very sorry.

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Oh, goodness…it’s 1 hour and 30 minutes of Doctor Who, the week in comics, and of course a tribble ranch of Star Trek Into Darkness! Oh, and a little thing we like to call “the return of Bobby”. We don’t spoil the shit out of Star Trek because mostly we can’t articulate our thoughts particularly well, but there’s all manner of nerdraging and nerd boners.

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Okay, so we lied. No Bobby and we blow past 45 minutes like it’s the check-out counter at Randy Quaid’s hotel*. But we’ve got a veritable SLEW of comics to cover as well as Doctor Who, Iron Man 3 spoilers, Free Comic Book Day (and how Atomic Robo totally owned that day), the wisdom of Zach Braff, and an intervention of Cap’n Carrot’s hideous carrot addiction.

Spoiler: Hawkeye still kicks ass. And Aaron still loves the Avengers and all related titles.

*If you caught that reference; congratulations and we’re sorry.

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Holy. Crap. We’re back, baby! Not a joke and not a one-off! The Four Color Freak-Out returns in a bite-sized 45 minute episode to dig in on the succulent meal that is Iron Man 3! We cover what’s happened in uh…like half a year in DC and Marvel news, and talk a little bit about the comics we’re still very, very, very excited about.

And Eric Melin from Scenestealers joins us for our totes spoiler-free Iron Man 3 review.

Listen now or iTunes the hell out of it later!

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At this point, Christopher Nolan’s Batman films are just as much about filmmaker as they are about the Dark Knight. This isn’t an issue of the vanity on Nolan’s part, this is a result of the work of a director who can very fairly be referred to as an auteur, and his radical revision of Gotham City that has swept popular culture in ways that Bob Kane’s superhero never had before.

The reputation he’s built for his Batman movies – as well as for himself – have reached intimidating heights. And with his decision that The Dark Knight Rises would be his final film, Nolan was practically daring himself to successfully find a way off the cliff of expectations that the previous installment, The Dark Knight, left the series dangling from.

The Dark Knight Rises sees Nolan successfully climb down with a film that is unsurprisingly wide in birth and big on thrills. He doesn’t get away without a fair few scratches, but movies this ambitious should be allowed this range of a hit-to-miss ratio when the hits hit as hard as they do.

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That’s right, folks! It’s a second consecutive week with a Freak-Out! It’s almost like a big comic book movie is set to come out or something! Oh, wait…there is, and Amazing Spider-Man is really, really good! Our long-lost pal Bobby Bierley returns to the fray to help us cover a week in comics, Amazing Spider-Man, Safety Not Guaranteed, and a whole mess o’ trades. Also: Bobby’s near death encounter with the gypsies of Lawrence, KS!

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Yes, I made a Robbie Williams joke in the title. No, I’m not ashamed.

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Wakey wakey, Bladerunner! It’s time to FREAK-OUT over Pixar’s Brave, the meh-fest that was Prometheus, the return of Stephanie Brown (kinda), a whole mess of AvX, and a look back at the books that’ve pissed us off this summer! We’re even sober! Get your listen on before some a-hole tells you not to see Brave (because they are wrong. WRONG. WRONG. WRONG.)

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You knew we couldn’t quit you, babe, and you damn well knew there wasn’t a force on this Earth that would keep us from talking about The Avengers (which most of you know we caught earlier this week). Sweet flibbity jibbity, folks! Get your listen on for a triple dose of Aaron, Alan, and Trevon talking Avengers, the week’s best comics, and a little thing we call the most looked forward to event of the Summer. Aka Battleship the Game The Movie The Game.

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