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We're almost 80 episodes deep into this thing. Can you believe that?

I feel kind of bad for my 3DS. Ever since I finished Fire Emblem it has just been sitting there on my desk giving me the pouty face. I'm not one who can replay games on a whim. Honestly I could probably count the number of games I've played through more than once on one hand. I thought Fire Emblem would be different because there are so many different routes you can take with your characters but I ran into the same roadblock that I always hit when I try to replay something: I get bored. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, however. With the new Smash Bros. and Pokemon games coming out in the near future, really my 3DS should be thanking me for the extended layoff since I'm going to be abusing it so much in the coming months. So, YOU'RE WELCOME, 3DS. 

Also, this fall weather is THE SHIT AMAZING. If you haven't experienced autumn in New England you need to get on that. Until then I don't think we can be friends. Nothing personal. You understand, right? Aw, c'mon baby, don't be upset.

Damnit. I gotta go handle this. Enjoy episode 79, ya'll.

-Jayare.

Direct download: 9.18.2013_Episode_79.mp3
Category:Comics Movies & Videogames -- posted at: 10:17am EDT
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I don't really have a whole lot to say that isn't already in this week's episode. Lucky for me Alex wrote this piece on volunteering at conventions and events. Enjoy!

Speaking with Charlie from Sketchprices.com on episode 71 (and the pre-show) reminded me of my own experiences volunteering for a convention. This is an aspect I had completely forgotten about for the simple yet terribly misguided thought that it’s something I don’t plan on doing anymore. (I’ll get to why later on.) Also my work with Zombie Charge encouraged me to finish this as of episode 78.

Charlie was able to choose a shift for each day he volunteered and would choose a morning shift which would allow him the rest of the day to experience the huge event. This seems like a better deal than when I volunteered for Wizard World Philadelphia 20XX, it was at least ten years ago, where I got about an hour mid-day and then some time near closing when I wasn’t needed anymore. In later years I’d go back to Philly to volunteer for Wizkids, the company that makes and runs the Heroclix miniature figures game I used to play. Wizkids would host games and tournaments and needed envoy/judges to run them, stay organized, pass out prizes, and do demonstrations on the show floor. For the most part I had fun, I met some people, I liked working the gaming area, I’d get some figures of my own for working and I got into the event for free. Yes, volunteering is a free pass into the show.

There are perks and minuses to volunteering. If you don’t have the money but really  want to go, this will get you in for free. However it will act as your job for the day. You’ll need to be on time, stay when they need you and man your post. As a guest or ticketholder you can wander all you want, arrive when you want, leave when you want, do laps around the floor make trips to your car go down the street for food with complete freedom.  But volunteering ties you down until you’re granted a lunch break or a few minutes to check out the con.  Sometimes if you’re lucky you’ll get something in addition to a pass, sometimes it’s a t-shirt, I got a hardcover “100 covers of Wizard” book for staying after the show was over to direct parking for vendors to pack up. Depending on your job you could meet the artists/stars/editors/talent while working. One girl I met would close out the “end of the line” spots for signings and guard the signing table, by the end of the weekend her shirt was covered with signatures and Jim Lee drew a huge Batman profile on the back of her shirt. I brought ice to “Stone Cold” Steve Austin… Alright that one isn’t interesting… when Wizard World had portfolio reviews I got to watch Axel Alonso make people cry. That was when Alonso was an editor of a stable of comics, I don’t remember which one but a stable is considered being the main editor of all the X-books or all the Spider-books, He’s now the Marvel editor-in-chief. While you are on the show floor or at the entrance or where ever you can still interact with people and take pictures. A group of volunteers in Boston in the past cosplay while volunteering, example: Rogue from the X-Men directed me to where Frank Quietly was signing. People watching becomes a sport, maybe make a bingo chart or scavenger hunt.

            With the good comes the bad though. I also spent 5 hours guarding stairs no one used. They led to a special lounge for staff and talent and we didn’t want any fanboys sneaking up there. Those were very boring hours and I didn’t know better to go buy something interested to read while I stood there. I did meet the Wizard Magazine owners mom…while standing at stairs.
As with any other customer service job you are responsible for everything that ever happens. If an artist is late, had to leave early or cancels it may be you that has to tell a con-goer or all the con-goers. Maybe the autographs for [TV Star X] are too expensive or the atm ran out of money or any number of things, you may get blamed for all of it. Lots of people will know it’s not your fault or there’s nothing you can do about it but there will be a few that think you have a shirt (the color of the other staff/volunteers) and the con name on it that you are in control of all situations. The best artillery you can have is information. Direct them to another artist, another atm, a different food vendor, or someone that may have the answer if you don’t. I was impressed with the willingness to help and find the answer when I asked some volunteers and helpers at Steampunk Worlds Fair who not only brought me to someone that could help but stayed there until my question was resolved or answered.  

            Also you’re helping the event. These events need people to direct traffic flow, hand out badges, answer questions or set up that fancy lounge I mentioned earlier. To speak to NYCC staff/volunteer professionalism last year, there was a situation where  unexpectedly the line got serious for Mark Bagley and was bogging down space for anyone else to get through. Pretty quickly staff placed a couple people to hold the line out of the way and still maintain everyone’s spot. (It was a matter of “We stand here, then you can go stand over there. Because here isn’t going to get us run over.”)

And more recently was when I helped for the CT Zombie Charge 5K: Mud and Blood 2013 event. I got to meet almost all the zombies that were trying to infect the runners. They also had volunteers to be present at any of the potentially dangerous obstacles, working the bag-check tables, getting people their registration numbers and flags, decontaminating the infected and working the parking area. The event was also held to benefit  The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, Connecticut Food Bank, and Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  As I said whatever you can do will help the event and possibly help others. 

There is also the chance to get your foot in the door, if you make yourself known or are able to make regular contributions it may lead to a job in the future. At the very least you'll meet some people, make a few friends, learn a few things and have some stories to tell.

-Alex

Direct download: 9.10.2013_Episode_78.mp3
Category:Comics Movies & Videogames -- posted at: 9:44am EDT
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Last week I briefly touched on the 2DS and my initial gut reaction. I do have to say that a week later my feelings haven't changed much. Unfortunately, it seems I lacked the proper vocabulary and grammar skills while discussing it in the episode to really say anything besides "it's ugly". One could make the arguement that I didn't make any other valid points and you would probably be 100% right. But in response to that arguement I leave you with this: Dude. Have you seen it yet? That thing is fucking ugly. So. Luckily we had Joe on this week and he was able to help us discuss more features about the 2DS other than it's aesthetic value.

PAX is happening right now. Like, at this very second. Every time I punch another key, another millisecond of PAX ends. And I'm not there to experience it. Joe mentioned during pre-show that attending a West Coast PAX, or "PAX Prime", is a bullet point on his bucket list and I couldn't agree more. People might call us spoiled as we have our own East Coast PAX event every spring in Boston but that doesn't change my stance on wanting to attend the Prime show. There's just something about the original, the first, the OG, that makes every other PAX seem inferior. Maybe inferior isn't quite the right word. From what I've seen PAX East is an incredible convention and I can't wait until we finally get to experience it, but the call of the Prime show is undeniable. And some day we will taste it's delicious fruit. Someday...

Oh, and Bradley Cooper is Rocket Raccoon? Vin Diesel is Groot? James Spader is Ultron?? Three pretty huge Marvel announcements and we talked about them for all of 3 seconds this week. We're terrible nerds.

-Jr.

Direct download: 9.1.2013_Episode_77.mp3
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You'd think I would have a lot to say about this week's events. Honestly, I've been very "meh" about the whole situation. My initial reaction, that fabled "gut" reaction that these men speak of, was that of "OMG I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE WHAT THE INTERNET SAYS". Then, after an hour or so of pure hilarity I got bored and forgot about it until we laid down the track for this sweet, sweet episode.

Also, while trying to think of things to write about I came across this article...and I kind of threw up in my mouth a little. Don't get me wrong, I tend to say that every time Nintendo comes out with a new handheld....then I buy one and end up loving it...but this thing has me confused. It reminds me of one of those home-made portable N64s or something. From what I've read it seems to be pretty comfortable in your hands but I'm not sure that will make up for all the lost dignity. Not to mention it seems a bit bulky which would give me panic attacks when packing for conventions and such. At the end of the day these are all those silly gut reactions I mentioned earlier and I'm sure I'll end up eating my words later when the 2DS ends up being the best selling handheld device of all time...but for now I'll stick to my guns and say that thing is one ugly mother fucker and I wouldn't be caught dead with one.

In other news I finally picked up the first Hellboy trade and OH MY GOD WHAT HAVE I BEEN DOING WITH MY LIFE?? I've had people say "hey man, you should totally read Hellboy" more times than I can count but I always shrugged them off and informed them that I've seen the movies so I don't really need to read it. I wish I could go back in time and punch myself in the face. On the list of "Jayare's biggest regrets" I'd say Not Reading Hellboy Sooner is on there right below Hey Maybe Rob Liefeld Isn't That Bad Of An Artist. Live and learn, I suppose.

-Jr.

Direct download: 8.27.2013_Episode_76.mp3
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Our friend Ryan is a huge fan of the show. We've had him on in the past and we are going to have him on again in the future. Since he's currently enlisted in the US Army and stationed in Washington; it kind of makes it difficult to have him on consistently. Luckily, he's on leave at the moment so, like the geniuses that we are, we jumped on the opportunity to have him join us.

There's been a ton of talk in the past week or so about The Killing Joke. I don't think I've ever met someone who has read the story and not said "Oh man, it's one of my favorite stories ever". Apparently, Grant Morrison recently stated that he believes Batman killed the Joker at the end of the book. Then the internet exploded. Well, not literally, but you know how we get when people drop bombs like that. Not only are people debating the killing, they're debating how the killing happened. I don't know about you, but I find conspiracy theories to be absolutely delicious. 

I've had two people in the past 3 days ask me if I've played The Wondeful 101 yet. Both of these inquires were completely unprovoked, and after hearing Joe's reaction to the demo I decided it was probably worth checking out. I've been looking for reasons to use my Wii U anyways, so why not? Right? Turns out the game is pretty sweet. Of course it's just a demo with little instruction on what to do but I must say the game is absolutely beautiful and very entertaining. Learning the controls almost killed it for me, though. I was thrown into battle with just a few pop-ups on the screen attempting to tell me what to do. I might as well have been an infant attempting to assemble a machine gun. I'm anxious to see what the full game is going to be like and what kind of story they could possibly incorporate into it even if it makes absolutely zero sense. Either way I'm just excited to dust off the Wii U and finally have something to play.

-Jr.

Direct download: 8.20.2013_Episode_75.mp3
Category:Comics Movies & Videogames -- posted at: 10:55am EDT
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So I never got around to writing a blog post for last week's episode...call it writer's block, call it laziness, call it a combination of the two. Either way, my apologies for not delivering what I promised. I'll make it up to you all soon with silly cat pictures or something.

A few weeks ago we talked about a new project that Alex and Jared (from episode 56) are working on. Turns out the writer/lead actress, Kt Baldassaro, is also cool as hell and came on the show so we could ask her all about it and stuff. They launched a Kickstarter that was funded in a whopping 6 days and they're already working on their first stretch goal. From what I understand this is a good thing. If you want to find out more about her flim you should have a listen to the interview and check out their Facebook page. You won't regret it. And if you do, maybe you should really think about these things before you go clicking links, eh? No, but seriously. Click them.

They had some huge announcement thingy for the new Call of Duty today. We were busy asking Kt questions when it was going down so we didn't have the chance to catch any of it. From what I gathered from MLG CEO Sundance DiGiovanni there was a lot of noise...and music...and guns....which is what I've come to expect from COD games so I guess I'm excited? I think? Either way I know one thing: I will be terrible at it.

In other news: Saga returns today and I can't wait to get it in my face. Like, I need it. In my face. If you're not reading Saga you should start putting it in your face so we can talk about how awesome putting Saga in our faces is.

Is Pacific Rim out on Blu-Ray, yet?

-Jr.

Direct download: 8.14.2013_Episode_74.mp3
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We've been going to the Boston Comic Con for the past 4 years now and after this weekend I can confidently say that I never plan on ever missing it. It was definitely a bummer when the event was postponed but no one can argue that it was absolutely necessary. At the end of the day it was well worth the wait. The venue was larger, the weather was perfect and the atmosphere was incredible.

I don't want to say too much more as it would totally ruin the episode so do yourself a favor and click that link! Sadly Joe wasn't able to make it to the wrap-up, but hopefully Colin, Alex, Brett and I will be able to fill those fancy, fancy shoes.

-Jr.

Direct download: 8.7.2013_Episode_73.mp3
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Buying a 3DS has had a severe impact on my productivity. For example: I wanted to have this written two days ago. But. Fire Emblem. So....yeah, there was a bit of a delay. Can you really blame me, though? Ever since I sold my DS Lite those many years ago it has felt like a piece of me was missing. A piece that specialized in handheld joy. Endless amounts of entertainment right at my fingertips. Although, I'll admit my DS Lite never made me want to vomit....I don't see how anyone could use the 3D function consistently without wanting to force a pair of scissors through their eye sockets.

As per Colin's recommendation I picked up Fire Emblem as my first game. My only experience with the Fire Emblem games is playing as Roy/Marth/Ike in Super Smash Brothers. So, really I have no experience with the Fire Emblem games. I've never really been into the turn-based strategy games before (I was God awful at Advance Wars) but I will admit I simply can't stop playing this game. I'd give a full review, but honestly I'm way too lazy. Besides, it has absolutey nothing to do with this week's episode.

Colin Skype'd with us this week and told us all about a LARP'ing event he attended last weekend. I know what you're thinking. You're thinking "UM, I'VE SEEN ROLE MODELS SOOOO I KINDA KNOW ALL ABOUT LARP LOL NERDS". Well, you might want to have a listen to what Colin has to say because, excuse the language, that shit sounded fucking sweet. So. Hold your judgements for after the episode.

Oh, and we're going to be at the Boston Comic Con this weekend. We even have a table and stuff that we're sharing with Brett Kelley: Art Mercenary. Yes, THAT Brett Kelley. We're kind of excited because while we've been to Boston plenty of times; we've never had a table before. It's going to be a new experience and I'm crazy excited to chat with people from the "other side". (Meaning from behind the table instead of awkwardly standing in front of it thumbing through artwork until the artist decides to humor me and look up...)

Check in next week for our typical wrap-up episode.

-Jr.

Direct download: 7.28.2013_Episode_72.mp3
Category:Comics Movies & Videogames -- posted at: 7:50pm EDT
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This past weekend was pretty rough. Not only was PAX Australia happening about a million miles away from us but the San Diego Comic Con was also taking place about a half million miles away. Unable to attend either of these events, I found myself frequently walking down dusty roads kicking rocks and wallowing in my own self-loathing. Not really, though. Mostly I just sat around and played video games. Pretty much the same thing.

Alex, on the other hand, wasn't about to sit around wasting away into nothingness. He was busy chatting with a man from California named Charlie. Charlie is the founder/owner/operator/everything of the website sketchprices.com. (We talked about it once in episode 44) Despite living like a bajillion miles and three time zones away, Charlie was nice enough to join us for the first half our our episode so we could ask him all sorts of questions about his website, SDCC, and of course his own sketch collection.

You can find his site here, Twitter here, and Facebook here. Go to all of them and learn.

For the second year in a row Alex and I ventured to Northampton, Mass to attend the mc chris show at Pearl St. After the events of last year's mc chris tour, I honestly had no idea what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised when Chris came on and rocked a great set after 3 very solid openers. If I recall correctly I think he was done before midnight so old men like Alex and me could get home and rest our tired bones. Check out his tour schedule and go see a show if he's coming anywhere near you.

Oh, we also talk about GIANT ROBOTS PUNCHING GIANT ALIENS OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN. PACIFIC RIM, BABY. THAT'S WHATS UP.

-Jr.

Direct download: 7.22.2013_Episode_71.mp3
Category:Comics Movies & Videogames -- posted at: 10:45am EDT
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Welcome back!

After a 40 episode hiatus Vicky is finally back in the studio!

This past weekend we all went to ConnectiCon in Hartford, CT and episode 70 is completely devoted to our thoughts, reactions, and experiences. While Vicky and Alex are both ConnectiCon veterans, this was Jayare's first experience.

Over past few years going to conventions has become part of our routine. When Alex said "ConnectiCon is a totally different type of convention" he certainly wasn't lying.

Have a listen to episode 70 and learn all about Connecticut's "Massively Multi-Genre Convention".

In addition to the episode we also have some new YouTube content for you! We had the opportunity to interview nerdcore artist Adam WarRock and the creators of Atomic Robo!

Big thanks to Leo Marinak for giving us the opportunity to cover ConnectiCon this year. Hopefully there will be many more to come!


Direct download: 7.15.2013_Episode_70.mp3
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Exciting news!

Brett Kelley from BK Endeavors is back in studio to talk about his recent work with the Make-A-Wish foundation!

Brett had an amazing opportunity to make a child's wish come true and he told us all about it. Make sure you check out the pictures he posted on his blog.

Also we hit Brett with some of the best Flash Questions to date, discussed James Cameron and the incredible amount of lawsuits he's endured and we have some fun with CBR's master list of the Greatest Stories Ever Told.

Sidenote: We have a busy week coming up with mc chris coming to town and ConnectiCon this weekend! Be prepared for tons of con-chat in the coming weeks!

Direct download: 7.7.2013_Episode_69.mp3
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Hey hey!

We had an awesome time in the studio this week with OMV newcomer Mike D!

Mike recently had a speculation article he wrote published on the ShieldTV website so we had him on to talk about it!

Check out the article here.

We also hit Mike with the Flash Questions, gave a full review of the new Deadpool game, and talked about Mark Waid's webcomic site "Thrillbent".

Enjoy!

Direct download: 6.30.2013_Episode_68.mp3
Category:Comics Movies & Videogames -- posted at: 10:41pm EDT
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Greetings!

Episode 67 is done and jam packed with tons of OMV awesomeness. Joe was back in the studio with us and we're talkin' videogames!

Topics for this week include:

-The Flash Questions

-Nintendo being the dark horse of the E3 convention.

-Jim Carrey and his recent series of Tweets that have rubbed some people the wrong way.

Also we had a very special announcement at the end of the show regarding ConnectiCon next month! Don't miss out!

Direct download: 6.25.2013_Episode_67.mp3
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It was a tense few hours in the studio while we recorded episode 66...

Frequent OMV guest Will and newcomer Bill went at it as they debated one of the hottest topics in movies:

Is Man of Steel actually good or is it garbage??

It wouldn't be an episode of OMV without some massive SPOILERS. So consider yourself warned...pretty much everything important about the movie is discussed.

Oh, and we also hit Will and Bill with some of the toughest Flash Questions to date. Don't miss out!

Direct download: 6.17.2013_Episode_66.mp3
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Hello again!

Colin's back and we're talking comics! It's been a while since we've had an episode focused on recent comics and comic news so we made sure to make up for lost time.

This week we:

-Hit Colin with the Flash Questions

-Discuss Paul Jenkins and his recent departure from the major comic brands

-Talk general comic talk (what we're reading, what we're into, what we're tired of, etc)

As usual we had a great time with Colin and we can't thank him enough for joining us yet again!

Until next week, everyone!

Direct download: 6.9.2013_Episode_65.mp3
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Joe is in studio this week and we're talking:

-Flash Questions

-Arrested Development: Season 4 (Minimal Spoilers...actually. I don't think we spoiled anything...)

-Kickstarter controversy

-Quick E3 predictions

Also, we've added a ton of videos from the Steampunk World's Fair to our YouTube channel. Check them out and let us know what you think!

Direct download: 6.1.2013_Episode_64.mp3
Category:Comics Movies & Videogames -- posted at: 10:24pm EDT
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Hello again!

Joining us this week is our friend Jess fresh off her trip to Anime Boston this past weekend!

Show topics for this week's episode include:

-The Flash Questions

-Jess and her experiences at Anime Boston 2013

-Recent Kickstarter news (Rob Liefeld, RoboCop Statue, mc chris)

-Videogame discussion and the world of terrifying mind-blowers.

Direct download: 5.28.2013_Episode_63.mp3
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Hello!

Episode 62 is finally complete!

After attending the Steampunk World's Fair in Piscataway, New Jersey this past weekend we were finally able to get in the studio and discuss our thoughts, experiences and reactions!

It was an amazing event and we can't thank all the SPWF employees enough for the incredible service they provided throughout the weekend. Also a huge thanks goes to Jeff Mach for putting on the event and deeming us worthy of press passes!

In addition to this episode we're also going to be uploading videos of our interviews with Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band, Frenchie & The Punk, Nicole from The Devil's Darkroom and more!

Keep an eye on our YouTube channel as we'll be uploading footage from the weekend as soon as possible!

Direct download: 5.22.2013_Episode_62.mp3
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Happy Mother's Day!

It was a great week in the OMV studio. Not only did we have Brett Kelley of BK Endeavors join us on Skype but we also had the honor of having our good friend Ryan join us in studio as well!

Ryan just got back from his tour of duty in Afghanistan with the U.S. Army and was nice enough to give us some time to discuss all things nerd!

Show topics for this week include:

-The Flash Questions

-Steampunk shenanigans and the Steampunk World's Fair

-Comic rants

-Disney canning Lucas Arts and hiring EA to develop Star Wars video games

Direct download: 5.12.2013_Episode61.mp3
Category:Comics Movies & Videogames -- posted at: 10:55pm EDT
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Hey everyone!

Comic lover and local artist Steve is back in the studio this week and we're talking Iron Man 3!

For the first time in OMV history we managed to keep the spoilers to a minimum. Crazy, right?

Anyways, tune in to episode 60 for the Flash Questions, Free Comic Book Day discussion and of course Iron Man 3 reactions and opinions.*Mostly Spoiler Free!!* *Mostly!!*

Enjoy!

Direct download: 5.5.2013_Episode_60.mp3
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Hey everyone,

Joe is back in studio to join us for a special episode this week.

Last time Joe joined us we discussed our initial reaction to Bioshock Infinite and what we thought of the game. Now that we've all had time to play and complete it we brought Joe back in to give our post-game thoughts and reactions. Note: This discussion is extremely SPOILER HEAVY. If you haven't played/completed Infinite yet and plan on doing so we recommend listening to this episode after you finish!

We also hit Joe with the Flash Questions and discussed the latest info about the new date for the 2013 Boston Comic Con!

Direct download: 4.28.2013_Episode_59.mp3
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Hey everyone,

Colin was nice enough to stop in this week to help us discuss the postponement of the Boston Comic Con and all the details that have surfaced since their announcement.

We also hit Colin with the Flash Questions and discussed the new fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us (that game where DC characters decide to fight each other).

Enjoy!

Direct download: 4.20.2013_Episode_58.mp3
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Hey everyone,

After a stunning 11 weeks outside the studio, Will is finally back and ready to discuss the new Evil Dead movie with us! (SPOILER ALERT)

We also hit Will with the Flash Questions and discuss Iron Man 3. What's the deal with The Mandarin? Who is in all of those suits at the end of the preview? Is Pepper going to be rocking a suit of armor herself?? Let the speculation begin!

Direct download: 4.15.2013_Episode_57.mp3
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Hey everyone!

This week's guest is local director/producer/cinematographer Jared Skolnick!

Jared joins us this week to talk about his short film "The Earth Rejects Him" which will be screened both days at the Boston Comic Con Film Festival! Check out his work at www.skolnickfilms.com.

We also hit Jared with the Flash Round, discuss the Veronica Mars Kickstarter, and reflect on the season finale of The Walking Dead!

Direct download: 4.6.2013_Episode_56.mp3
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Ryan is back and it's time for episode 55!

Ryan was a lucky son of a gun and went to PAX East this past week. We took it upon ourselves to ask him all about it.

We also talk about Brian K. Vaughn's new digital comic project and we hit Ryan with the Flash Round!

Direct download: 3.31.2013_Episode_55.mp3
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Joe is back in the studio this week for episode 54! Now that our one year celebration is over it's time to get back to business and talk about nerd stuff again.

Show topics include:

-"The Speedround" - A new segment that features quick, rapidfire questions comparing two topics. (Example: Star Trek/Star Wars)

-Bioshock: Infinite and our thoughts on the game thus far.

-"Cards Against Humanity" - a party game Joe received via a kickstarter campaign.

-General comic talk. Saga, Chew, Ex Machina and more!

Direct download: 3.27.2013_Episode_54.mp3
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Hey!

No guest this week! Just Alex and me!

No worries though, with it being our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY Alex decided to put some clips together from the past year as a Thank You to everyone who has taken the time to join us or listen to our opinionated banter. We would be nothing but a couple of fools talking into microphones without everyone who has contributed over the past year. Thank you all so much!

Show topics include:

-Our interview with our friend Dina who recently got to attend a Norman Reedus Q&A session.

-Alex's journey to the land of Civil War reenactments.

-Pokemon!!

Direct download: 3.18.2013_Episode_53.mp3
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Welcome  back!

Joining us for episode 52 this week is our good friend and first time guest Art!

Show topics include:

-Sim City and their recent release debacle.

-Art's incredible cause to kick cancer in the ass.

-News about Boston Comic Con

-The weekly question!

Only one more week until our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!

Direct download: 3.11.2013_Episode_52.mp3
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Joining us in the studio this week is the only guest who tells us when he's coming on the show. Of course that can only mean one man....OMV Veteran Joe!

Topics for this week's episode include:

-Batman Inc. #8 (Spoilers)

-Bioshock Infinite and DLC discussion

-The weekly question!

Join in on the discussion on our Facebook and Twitter pages!

-Facebook: facebook.com/opinionsmayvary

-Twitter: @OMVPodcast

Direct download: 3.3.2013_Episode_51.mp3
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Hey everyone!

Our guest host this week is none other than Captain Pryo himself....Justin!

Show topics for our 50th episode include:

-Justin's review of "Marvel Comics: The Untold Story".

-PlayStation 4 news.

-The weekly question!

This episode marks 50 straight weeks of recording! Thank you to everyone who has been tuning in and giving us a listen!

Direct download: 2.24.2013_Episode_50.mp3
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Colin is back! Recording happened! Serious topics and joyous laughter! Enjoy!

Show topics include:

-Orson Scott Card being hired to write a Superman comic.

-The latest video game disaster to bear the name "Alien".

-The Weekly Question.

-Random comic talk. Recent releases, latest surprises, etc.

Enjoy!!

Direct download: 2.16.2013_Episode_49.mp3
Category:Comics Movies & Videogames -- posted at: 11:50pm EDT
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Hey everyone!

Adam was nice enough to brave the terrible New England weather and join us for episode 48 this week!

Show topics include:

-The Walking Dead Season 3.5 premier.

-The weekly question.

-My Little Pony (Yes, you read that correctly.)

-Dr. Fredric Wertham being a filthy liar.

Direct download: 2.11.2013_Episode_48.mp3
Category:Comics Movies & Videogames -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT
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The time has come, everyone!

Brett Kelley of BK Endeavors is in studio to help us discuss the biggest announcement we've ever had!!

Show topics include:

-Invincible #100

-Borderlands 2 controversy

-The Weekly Question

We're crazy excited about the future and we're so thankful for everyone who has taken the time to give us a listen. We can't wait to see what else 2013 will bring us!

Direct download: 2.3.2013_Episode_47.mp3
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Hey hey!

Will was brave enough to make it to the studio despite the terrible New England weather! Thanks, Will!

This week's show topics include:

-Star Wars finally getting a director and other movie news.

-Will's thoughts on superhero outfits in comics and movies.

-Hulking out.

-The weekly question!

ALSO. Be sure to tune in next week for a HUGE announcement! In the 46 weeks we've been cranking out these episodes this is by far the biggest thing we've done so far and we're excited to say the least!

Direct download: 1.28.2013_Episode_46.mp3
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Hey!

After an 11 week hiatus Colin is finally back in studio to talk comics and videogames with us!

Show topics include:

-Superior Spider-Man #1

-The Weekly Question

-The travesty that is the new Final Fantasy mobile game

-Will mobile games ever take over console games and rule the gaming universe??

Direct download: 1.20.2013_Episode_45.mp3
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Hiya!

Fellow comic lover and artist Steve is in studio with us this week!

Show topics include:

-AGDQ (Awesome Games Done Quick) and their incredible contribution to cancer research.

-Alex's recent internet goldmine find: sketchprices.com

-Warner Brothers buying tons of different website names relating to Batman. Time to speculate!

-The weekly question!

Direct download: 1.13.2013_Episode_44.mp3
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Hello again!

Master balloon artist and entertainer extraordinaire Rob Balchunas took some time out of his insane schedule to record episode 43 with us!

Show topics include:

-Rob's profession and how he came to be "Rob the Balloon Guy"

-A frustrated parent's attempt at getting his videogame addicted son out of the house.

-Is Glados going to be in Pacific Rim??

-The weekly question!

Direct download: 1.7.2013_Episode_43.mp3
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Happy New Year everyone!

Justin is in studio this week for our New Year's special.

Show topics include:

-Our 2013 Geek resolutions.

-What we're most excited for in the New Year.

-The best and worst moments of the 2012 Geek Year.

We hope everyone had a fantastic New Year and we can't wait to see what 2013 brings us!

Direct download: 1.3.2013_Episode_42_Take_2.mp3
Category:Comics Movies & Videogames -- posted at: 11:06pm EDT
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Happy Holidays!

Ryan is back in studio with us this week for episode 41.

Show topics include:

-Gail Simone being put back on Batgirl

-Glen Mazzara leaving The Walking Dead

-Controversy surrounding Spider-Man #700

-The weekly question.

Hope you all enjoy and have a safe and amazing holiday/new year!

Direct download: 12.23.2012_Episode_41.mp3
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Exciting news!

After a long hiatus Brett Kelley from BK Endeavors is back in the studio! You read that right, by the way. No Skype this time. He's actually here in person!

Show topics include:

-Neil Gaiman and his views on individualistic creativity.

-Francis Tsai refusing to abandon his passion despite his crippling disease.

-The Weekly Question.

HUGE thanks to Brett for taking the time out of his insanely busy schedule to join us!

Cya next week everyone!

Direct download: 12.16.2012_Episode_40.mp3
Category:Comics Movies & Videogames -- posted at: 10:48pm EDT
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Hey guys and gals,

Will is back in the studio this week for episode 39!

Show topics include:

-Gail Simone being removed from Batgirl via e-mail.

-The Walking Dead Mid-Season Finale.

-Tony Harris and his recent internet cosplay rant.

-The weekly question.

Hope you enjoy and see you next week!

Direct download: 12.10.2012_Episode_39.mp3
Category:Comics Movies & Videogames -- posted at: 11:10pm EDT
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Yo!

Local gamer/comic enthusiast Greg joined us for our 38th straight week of Opinions May Vary!

Show topics include:

-Thoughts on Before Watchmen after the hype.

-Weekly question.

-Videogames. Classics vs modern and why gaming is turning away from the casual gamer.

Direct download: 12.2.2012_Episode_38.mp3
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Hello again!

Joe is back in the studio and this week he brought his Wii U! After a few hours of playing we sat down and put our thoughts into our microphones for you to enjoy.

We kept it relatively simple this week with the only other topic focusing on sex/violence in videogames and the reaction it causes.

Note: Some topics in this episode may not be suitable for our younger listeners.

Otherwise, we hope you enjoy the episode and we'll be back next week!

Direct download: 11.25.2012_Episode_37.mp3
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Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls!

It's the return of Justin with our friend Jesse this week! Jesse is a hardcore gamer who also shares a love for comics like the rest of us. We're pumped to have him and Justin in the studio for some intense videogame chatter.

Show topics for this week's episode include:

-Hostess closing up shop.

-THQ being sued by Carlos Condit's tattoo artist.

-Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

-The Weekly question (Call of Duty related!)

Direct download: 11.18.2012_Episode_36.mp3
Category:Comics Movies & Videogames -- posted at: 10:20pm EDT
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Hey everyone!

We're back this week with a new guest! Ryan is a fellow nerd who has a deep appreciation for all things geek. Needless to say, he fit in with us just fine.

This week's show topics include:

-Jayare's opinions on Halo 4.

-OMV's first field trip to the grand opening of A Hero's Legacy.

-Topless Robot and their recent staff shakeup.

-The sleeper hit comic book "Saga" and the weekly question.

Direct download: 11.11.2012_Episode_35.mp3
Category:Comics Movies & Videogames -- posted at: 10:04pm EDT
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Hey folks,

We're back with Colin this week for episode 34. Show topics include:

-Cyclops and the Avengers vs. X-Men fallout.

-Arsenic Lullaby and their recent kickstarter promotion.

-The Amazing Spider-Man 2 casting rumors.

-The Weekly question.

Direct download: 11.6.2012_Episode_34.mp3
Category:Comics Movies & Videogames -- posted at: 7:31pm EDT
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Finally!!!!

This week we were finally able to get both Colin and Zach in the studio for one of the most anticipated episodes to date.

Show topics include:

-Victoria's Secret and their contributions to the Hurricane Sandy relief effort.

-The Big Bang (Theory) Debate!

-George Lucas selling the Star Wars franchise to Disney.

-The Weekly Question!

Direct download: 11.3.2012_Episode_33.mp3
Category:Comics Movies & Videogames -- posted at: 5:22pm EDT
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Hello again!

Tune in to Episode 32 of OMV featuring special guest Joe!

We’re back to our normal format after our post-convention episode. Topics for episode 32 include:

-Borderlands 2/Videogame talk.

-Our thoughts on the Iron Man 3 trailer.

-Recap and opinions of the first two episodes of season three of The Walking Dead.

-The weekly question.

Direct download: 10.26.2012__Episode_32.mp3
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Hey everyone,

We were finally able to rise from our New York Comic Con slumber and get Episode 31 in the books!

As you can probably guess; we spent the entire episode discussing the convention. Really not much else to say about the episode besides the fact that former OMV host Justin and frequent guest host Brett both joined us this week!!!  It’s been a whopping 22 episodes since Justin has been on and it was like he never left. Huge thanks to both of them!

Be sure to tune in next week as we’ll be back to talking about our usual nerd related topics. There is so much to talk about you won’t want to miss it!

Until then,

                Jayare, Alex, Justin, & Brett.

Direct download: 10.18.2012_Episode_31.mp3
Category:Comics Movies & Videogames -- posted at: 12:47am EDT
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Episode 30 is in the books!

Huge thanks to Vicky for stopping in and getting her nerd on. Alex and I can sometimes run away with topics on huge nerd rants but she kept up with ease!

Show topics include:

-New Kickstarter news!

-Our own opinions on the newly announced Peanuts movie.

-New York Comic Con and cosplay.

-The weekly question: If you could get anything signed by anyone what would you choose??

We’re going to be at the New York Comic Con this weekend so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for some new videos on our YouTube page from the show! Check us out at OMVPodcast on youtube.com.

See ya’ll next week!

                Jayare, Alex, & Vicky.

Direct download: 10.9.2012_Episode_30.mp3
Category:Comics Movies & Videogames -- posted at: 12:11am EDT
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Hello again!

Colin is back for episode 29 of Opinions May Vary. Topics for this week’s episode include:

-Todd McFarlane and his lawsuit with Al Simmons (Yes, you read that correctly)

-Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith’s recent kickstarter success.

-Marvel NOW!

-The weekly question: What is your favorite fight scene in comic history?

Big thanks to Colin for making his 4th appearance and also handling introduction duties for the first time!

Until next week!

                Jayare, Alex, & Colin.

Direct download: 10.2.2012_Episode_29.mp3
Category:Comics Movies & Videogames -- posted at: 11:50pm EDT
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Happy Wednesday!

The ever reliable and ever attractive Brett Kelley joined us via Skype this week for episode 28!

Show topics include:

-The Jon and his departure from Steam Powered Giraffe

-Tony Moore and Robert Kirkman settling their lawsuits over The Walking Dead

-Stan Lee and his mysterious cancellation of shows and what it could possibly mean for the future

-The weekly question: When has someone introduced us to something new that completely hooked us from the start?

Thanks to Brett for joining us yet again and also don’t forget to check us out on the interwebs!

Facebook: facebook.com/opinionsmayvary

Twitter: @OMVPodcast

YouTube: OMVPodcast

Catch ya’ll next week!

                Jayare, Alex, & Brett.

Direct download: 9.26.2012_Episode_28.mp3
Category:Comics Movies & Videogames -- posted at: 11:05pm EDT
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What a fine evening for episode 27!

Colin Vigneault was our special guest for the third time this week and discussed topics with us including:

-Amanda Palmer, her Kickstarter success, and subsequent internet overreaction.

-The weekly question: When have we overreacted to something and were we justified in doing so?

-The recent “virus” spreading through The World of Warcraft close to the anniversary of a similar event that happened 7 years ago.

-Avengers vs. X-Men Round 11 and Colin’s reaction toward the upcoming climax of the series.

Be sure to tune in next week for episode 28! New York Comic Con is right around the corner and we’ll have much to discuss in the upcoming weeks!

Until then follow us on our various social media outlets!

Facebook: facebook.com/opinionsmayvary

Twitter: @OMVPodcast

YouTube: OMVPodcast

Peace!

                Jayare, Alex, & Colin.

Direct download: 9.17.2012_Episode_27.mp3
Category:Comics Movies & Videogames -- posted at: 12:32am EDT
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Good evening!

Will is back for our special “We’ve been doing this for 6 months now!” episode!

Episode topics include:

-Greg Capullo getting really mad at Bleeding cool.

-Horror movies. Lots of horror movie talk. (Will is kind of a genius when it comes to this subject)

-The weekly question: If you had to live in any type of horror genre what would you choose??

As usual, follow us on the interwebs!

Facebook: facebook.com/opinionsmayvary

Twitter: @OMVPodcast

YouTube: OMVPodcast

See ya’ll next week!

                Jayare, Alex, & Will

Direct download: 9.11.2012_Episode_26.mp3
Category:Comics Movies & Videogames -- posted at: 11:49pm EDT
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Good morning/afternoon/evening!

Brett Kelley was nice enough to take some time out of his day and join us via Skype for Episode 25!

This week’s topic include:

-S.H.I.E.L.D. becoming a television show! Marvel fans rejoice!

-Upcoming/current conventions (PAX Prime, Dragoncon, etc)

-The weekly question: What feature would we like to see at a convention?

-Videogames: New, upcoming, and Madden!

While you’re enjoying episode 25 be sure to like us on Facebook at facebook.com/opinionsmayvary, Follow us on Twitter @OMVPodcast and check us out on YouTube!

Peace,

Jayare, Alex, & Brett

Direct download: 9.2.2012_Episode_25.mp3
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Hello guys and gals!

Episode 24 with special guest Chris is in the books!

This week we discussed the latest news in the land of Rob Liefeld…The man never ceases to amaze us but I guess we should thank him seeing as he consistently gives us things to talk about!

Also we touch on the uproar the cover of Justice League #12 has caused. Is it a fling?? Is it legit?? Is it even worth the uproar it has caused????

Lastly we take a page from our friend Ryan out in Washington who gave us the idea of discussing video games that have been made into movies and we use the weekly question to pick our favorites!

Props to Chris for coming out and joining us this week! He’s definitely welcome back anytime!

Until next time,

                Jayare, Alex, & Chris

Direct download: 8.27.2012_Episode_24.mp3
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Hello again!

Episode 23 is in the books and comes with the Colin Vigneault stamp of approval!

Colin joined us this week to discuss the New 52: One Year Later, The Playstation All Stars Battle Royale Beta, Daredevil and the recent news about the movie rights, and of course the weekly question!

We’re pumped to have Colin back this week. His excitement for recording rejuvenates us tired old men and he always keeps us on our toes with spur-of-the-moment questions and outside the box thinking. Big thanks to him for joining us again!

As usual, check us out on Twitter @OMVPodcast and on Facebook at facebook.com/opinionsmayvary

Until next week!

                Jayare, Alex, & Colin

Direct download: 8.21.2012_Episode_23.mp3
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Hello again!

The infamous Joe stopped by the studio again to join us for episode 22 of Opinions May Vary!

It seems every time Joe stops by we always end up talking about video games and today was no exception! Tonight we focused on video game production, our favorite childhood games and even spent some time reminiscing about when arcades actually existed back in the day. If you’re a gamer (and if you’re a fan of Valve) this is the perfect episode for you!

On a serious note, we are very sad to hear about the passing of comic legend Joe Kubert today. The man was an inspiration to many and the comic world has lost a true hero.  Opinions May Vary sends condolences to the Kubert family for their loss. RIP Mr. Kubert.

Thanks again to Joe for stopping by the studio and be sure to check us out on Twitter and YouTube @OMVPodcast! We’re a bit new to the sites but don’t worry…plenty of content will soon be crammed down your faces.

Until next time,

                Jayare, Alex, & Joe

Direct download: 8.12.2012_Episode_22.mp3
Category:Comics Movies & Videogames -- posted at: 11:39pm EDT
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Good Monday to you all!

The ever amazing Brett Kelley joined us this week for our most intense episode to date; The Super Duper Opinionated “Ragefeld” Episode…..*cue the scary music*

In other words, we talked about Rob Liefeld….a lot…pretty much for the whole episode.  But don’t worry; we didn’t skip the weekly question. This week we drew some inspiration from our friends over at The Geek League of America and discussed who we thought the most overrated characters in comics/movies are. 

Big thanks to everyone over at the Geek League for helping us out with our question this week. Check them out at www.geekleagueofamerica.com and on Facebook!

Also big thanks to Brett for joining us yet again! If there were ever an award for “Most Reliable Co-Host” Brett would win it easily!

Oh, and we’re on Twitter now! Just click the link on our site or follow us @OMVpodcast! We follow everyone who follows us so get on it!

Until next week,

                Jayare, Alex, & Brett

Direct download: 8.6.2012_Episode_21.mp3
Category:Comics Movies & Videogames -- posted at: 12:20am EDT
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Hello Hello!

Episode #20 is in the books and ready to be injected into your ears!

Our special guests this week were local nerds Michelle and John. They took some time to give us their opinions on Kickstarter, the new Hobbit movies, and of course the weekly question!

This week’s question focused on what character you’d like to see spread across all mediums. For example: What if Ryan Reynolds was in your favorite television show….as Hal Jordan? Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne in The Big Bang Theory? The possibilities are mind boggling!

Once again we’d like to thank John and Michelle for making their way out and spending some time with us. It is always good to see new faces and hear new opinions and they definitely didn’t disappoint us!

Until next week,

                Jayare, Alex, Michelle, & John

Direct download: 7.31.2012_Episode_20.mp3
Category:Comics Movies & Videogames -- posted at: 12:31am EDT
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There’s a storm coming….and its name is Episode 19!

Brett Kelley and Joe were both kind enough to join us this week for another episode of Opinions May Vary!

The discussion starts with some intense talk about MC Chris and the recent events that took place in Philadelphia and on the internet. Of course, we also took some time to talk about The Dark Knight Rises and our own various opinions of the movie (SPOILER ALERT!!) and finally we answered the weekly question about deaths in books/comics/movies etc.

Big thanks to Joe and Brett for helping us out yet again! You guys always make every episode fun and entertaining and we hope all the listeners agree!

Until next week,

                Jayare, Alex, Brett, & Joe.

Direct download: 7.22.2012_Episode_19.mp3
Category:Comics Movies & Videogames -- posted at: 11:10pm EDT
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Hello fellow OMV’ers!

Somehow we were able to rise from our post MC Chris slumber and record an awesome episode 18! This week our good friend Colin was generous enough to join us despite being just as exhausted as we were.

For episode 18 we focused on recapping the Richie Branson/Powerglove/MC Chris show, the monumental 100th issue of Walking Dead, the new Amazing Spider-Man movie and of course the weekly question!

Huge thanks to Colin for joining us this week. We’d love to have him on again soon!

If you haven’t already, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/opinionsmayvary and be sure to give us the 5 star rating in iTunes!

Until next week!

                Jayare, Alex, & Colin

Direct download: 7.15.2012_Episode_18.mp3
Category:Comics Movies & Videogames -- posted at: 6:05pm EDT
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Hey hey!

Exciting news! Brett Kelley was able to join us again via Skype to help us announce the winner of our special 1,000th download giveaway! Last week we gave you all information on how to win a custom Brett Kelley sketch and after putting all the names in a hat we were able to draw our winner! We’re crazy excited to contact them and see what they want Brett to draw. Thanks to everyone who took part in our giveaway. Hopefully there will be many more to come!

Aside from giving away amazing Brett art we also took some time this week to talk about the San Diego Comic Con, Ron Perlman and his amazing contribution to Make A Wish, and of course; the weekly question!

Big thanks to Brett for joining us again and also for volunteering to help us out with our contest! This show just wouldn’t be the same without that Kelley charm!

Until next week,

                Jayare, Alex, & Brett

Direct download: 7.9.2012_Episode_17.mp3
Category:Comics Movies & Videogames -- posted at: 12:14am EDT
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Hey everyone!

Brett Kelley is back for episode 16 to join us for some intense nerd discussion on the upcoming MC Chris/Powerglove show, the original art depicting the recent gay marriage from Marvel selling on eBay, and the big question regarding nerd themed tattoos.

We also have some very exciting news regarding the 1,000th download giveaway! If you want to be the proud owner of your own original Brett Kelley sketch, be sure to listen carefully once we wrap up our discussion about tattoos! You only have until next Sunday July 8th, 2012 so be sure to download and listen to this episode asap so you can learn how to enter the contest!

Good Luck!

                Jayare, Alex, & Brett

Direct download: 7.1.2012_Episode_16.mp3
Category:Comics Movies & Videogames -- posted at: 11:14pm EDT
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Hello again!

The one and only Joe joined us again this week to discuss the latest news from E3, our favorite gaming moments, and the weekly question: When have you ever been embarassed by your nerd-dom/geek-dom?

If you're into videogames you won't want to miss this episode! The news from E3 was....a bit lackluster but we're still excited to say the least! With games like Halo 4 and Borderlands 2 coming soon how could we not be??

As always, be sure to check us out on Facebook at facebook.com/opinionsmayvary and keep an eye out for a giveaway in celebration of our 1,000th download! As a prize we're going to be giving a lucky listener a piece of Brett Kelley original art!....We just need to figure out how to give it away first...No worries though....We'll figure it out...soon....ish....

Until next time,

               Jayare, Alex, & Joe

Direct download: 6.26.2012_Episode_15.mp3
Category:Comics Movies & Videogames -- posted at: 12:28am EDT
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Hey everyone!

We have exciting news! Our good friend Will Munro was able to join us this week for some discussion on acting, the recent events in the newest Green Lantern story arc, this week's Big Question and even had a question of his own for us! We've been dying to have Will on for weeks now and we're thrilled he was finally able to join us for some nerd chat!

Remember: If you like what you hear be sure to visit us on Facebook at facebook.com/opinionsmayvary and give us some likes! Also check us out in iTunes and give us the 5 stars and let us know how we're doing!

Thanks again to Will for taking time out of his schedule to join us this week. We can't wait to have him on again!

Until next week,

                  Jayare, Alex, & Will

Direct download: 6.19.2012_Episode_14.mp3
Category:Comics Movies & Videogames -- posted at: 12:41am EDT
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Hey folks!

Join us this week for lucky number 13 as we discuss the latest news on the World War Z movie, Before Watchmen and answer the weekly question! Remember, if you have your own answer for the weekly question be sure to hit us up on Facebook and let us know! Check us out at facebook.com/opinionsmayvary!

Also, we'd like to give a huge thank you to Brett Kelley for once again taking the time to join us via Skype.  Be sure to check out all of his incredible work on BK Endeavours!

Until next time,

              Jayare, Alex, & Brett

Direct download: 6.11.2012_Episode_12.mp3
Category:Comics Movies & Videogames -- posted at: 12:04am EDT
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Hey everyone!

Thanks to some incredible advancements in technology Mr. Brett Kelley was able to join us for this episode all the way from the cape via Skype! Justin is away helping out a friend in Maine and luckily Brett was more than willing to help us out!

This week we discussed the recent news on the Javits Center in New York City, the "zombie" attacks happening throughout the country, and what it would be like to own a movie prop from some of our favorite movies.

Also we went into uncharted territory this week and talked about some of our favorite musical artists who are coming to town. By the way, if you've never heard MC Chris, Powerglove, or Steam Powered Giraffe then you need to get onto iTunes immediately and check them out!

Once again we'd like to send a huge thank you to Brett for helping us ou this week. Our butt's were saved yet again! Be sure to check out BK Endeavours on deviantart and blogspot!

Until next time, check us out on Facebook at facebook.com/opinionsmayvary or in iTunes and be sure to rate and subscribe! See you all next week!

              Jayare, Alex, & Brett

Direct download: 6.3.12_Episode_12.mp3
Category:Comics Movies & Videogames -- posted at: 10:44pm EDT
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Hello again!

This week we have the ever reliable Joe back with us while Justin takes some time off. Joe was kind enough to stop by last minute after we had some scheduling conflicts with Mr. Brett Kelley but no worries, Brett will be on asap!

After briefly touching on the leaked identity of the DC character announcing their homosexuality, we took the rest of the episode to discuss our various guilty pleasures when it comes to comics, movies/tv, and videogames.  It is pretty safe to say our responses were interesting to say the least.

If you have your own responses be sure to let us know what they are on our Facebook page! Go to facebook.com/opinionsmayvary and give us your guilty comic/movie/tv/videogame pleasures!

Once again we'd like to give a huge thank you to Joe for dropping by on such short notice. You saved our butts yet again!

Until next time!

          Jayare, Alex, & Joe.

Direct download: 5.28.2012_Episode_11.mp3
Category:Comics Movies & Videogames -- posted at: 3:14am EDT
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Hey ya'll!

We're back with the 10th episode of Opinions May Vary! We made it to double digits! Happy times!!

Anyways....Justin is off this week to get some much needed R&R so we brought in our good friend Joe to discuss this week's topics with us!

Join us this week as we discuss DC Comics' recent announcement that they are going to be making one of their heroes a homosexual.  Will it affect the fanbase? Will it bring in new customers? Who is it going to be????

The question of the week was a simple yet deep one: Who is your ultimate fanboy character. Meaning what character do you go crazy for regardless of story or artist? What character will you ALWAYS stand by even during tough times?

Next is some talk about videogames. We haven't discussed videogames much and Joe thought it was a subject that needed to be touched on seeing as he and Jr have been playing them together for probably over a decade. Needless to say he was definitely right. What kind of nerds are we if we don't even talk videogames???

Closing the show is some talk about webcomics.  All of us are huge fans of webcomics and we took some time to discuss our favorite popular and more unknown comics.  Which ones are your favorite? Be sure to check them out for some quick 3 panel hilarity.

Also be sure to check us out on Facebook at facebook.com/opinionsmayvary and keep your ears to the ground for news on Joe's podcast which will hopefully be launching soon!

Until next week,

                  Jayare, Alex, & Joe.

Direct download: 5.22.2012_Episode_10.mp3
Category:Comics Movies & Videogames -- posted at: 11:26pm EDT
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Hey Folks!

We're finally back after a slight delay due to a pesky case of the stomach bug rampaging through the studio. No worries though, we pulled it together and got your weekly fix of OMV ready for listening pleasure!

This week we kick it off with some Avengers box office updates. Will they be able to topple Avatar?? We certainly hope so...

Also, we took some time this week to touch on the latest television renewals. Should The Office be put down? Is 30 Rock getting stale? Can anyone touch Community?? Comic Book Men??? Seriously??

We follow the television talk with the weekly question: What comic/tv show did you enjoy most that was cut off early and what comic/tv show do you think should have quit while it was ahead? Be sure to tell us what you think on our facebook page! www.facebook.com/opinionsmayvary.

Lastly we end with Alex telling us about his recent trip to the land of Steampunk and his upcoming return to Boston for the Zombie March! Silly Alex. Always "involving" himself with "fun activities".

Anyways...we're glad we were finally able to get the episode done and we hope it pleases your ears to the fullest extent.

See you sunday!

         Jayare, Justin, & Alex

Direct download: 5.17.2012_Episode_9.mp3
Category:Comics Movies & Videogames -- posted at: 12:48am EDT
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Hey everyone,

Right off the bat I'm going to start with this: SPOILER ALERT!!!

The Avengers came out this weekend and we saw it...so, of course we are going to talk about it.  If you haven't seen The Avengers yet I recommend skipping ahead to about 30 minutes into the episode to try to avoid any major spoilers.  You have been warned!!

Aside from that, enjoy some Free Comic Book Day chat, the question of the week discussing who we'd love to see engage in battle on the big screen and Alex took some time to talk about his recent outing during the Run For Your Lives 5k in Boston, Mass.

Oh, and be sure to listen for a special unexpected guest caller who had just got out of The Avengers and had some questions for Justin. I'll give you a hint: He's kind of a legend in Western Mass.

We hope you enjoy the episode and be sure to check us out on facebook at facebook.com/opinionsmayvary. Oh, and if you still haven't seen The Avengers, do yourself a favor and see it. You can thank us later!

Best,

       Jayare, Justin, & Alex.

RIP MCA

Direct download: 5.6.2012_Episode_8.mp3
Category:Comics Movies & Videogames -- posted at: 12:11am EDT
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We're back this week with a huge surprise!

Just hours before we were set to record this week's episode, the one and only Brett Kelley showed up and we didn't hesitate to ask him to make a 2nd appearance on our show!

This week we took a break from comics to discuss the summer movie madness that is about to ensue.  Join us as we weigh in on some of the ones we're most excited for and some that probably shouldn't have been made in the first place...

Once again we'd like to give a huge thank you to Brett for joining us especially when he has to drive 3+ hours home tonight. Be sure to check out BK Endeavors on Blogspot and Deviant Art. His work is absolutely incredible.

See you next week!

                      Jayare, Justin, Alex, & Brett

Direct download: 4.29.2012_Episode_7.mp3
Category:Comics Movies & Videogames -- posted at: 10:49pm EDT
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Hello again!

This week's episode is a special one as we had our very good friend Jon York as a special guest! Jon is visiting us from Florida and was kind enough to be a part of our Post-Boston Comic Con episode. He added great insight and humor that only Jon could provide and we were pumped to have him on the show!


As I said before, this episode is all about the recent Boston Comic Con and all the experiences we had so be sure to get comfortable, be ready to laugh, and enjoy!


Thanks again to Jon for taking time out of his busy vacation schedule to record with us. New England isn't the same without you, Jon!

Best,

         Jayare, Justin, Alex, & Jon.

Direct download: 4.23.2012_Episode_6.mp3
Category:Comics Movies & Videogames -- posted at: 12:39am EDT
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We're back with another episode of Opinions May Vary!

This week is special as we are going to be attending the Boston Comic Con this coming Saturday so we decided to dedicate the entire episode to the convention.

We start out with some basic convention info. Who we're excited to see, what we're looking forward to and such.

We continue with a topic we've been eager to discuss since we started this project: The Do's and Dont's of attending a convention. With years of experience under our collective belts we've gained a knowledge of Comic Conventions and we took some time to share our thoughts on some issues.

We follow with the question of the week: Our personal best/worst moments of conventions past. The answers are interesting to say the least...

Finally we finish up with the inevitable "dud sketch" discussion. As with every sketch comes a level of risk. Every now and then...you're going to get a dud. Listen in as we talk about some of our past duds and how to avoid getting one of your own.

That about wraps up the Boston Comic Con episode. Be sure to tune in next week and join us for our post-convention discussion. Also, we're going to have a very special guest with us: Mr. Jon York! It is going to be a great time and you won't want to miss it!

Love always,

         Jayare, Justin, & Alex.

Direct download: 4.15.2012_Episode_5.mp3
Category:Comics Movies & Videogames -- posted at: 12:19am EDT
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Welcome back everyone!

Join us for Episode 4 of Opinions May Vary!

This week we dive right into comics with some Avengers vs. X-Men discussion. Can Marvel make its way back to the top of the comic charts??

Next, we take some time to discuss the first comics we ever read/the comic that got us in to reading comics.  Be warned....we definitely date ourselves with our answers...

Finally we wrap it up with the latest news on the original art from Walking Dead #2 selling on eBay and touch on what art we've purchased/what we're anxious to buy but might not be able to afford...

Be sure to join us next week for the Boston Comic Con special! With the convention right around the corner we're going to take some time to discuss what we're most excited for plus a few tips on what to do and not to do at conventions. Always remember: Don't be that guy!!

Also, big shout out to Riley Stark for designing our logo for us! Her work is amazing. Be sure to check her out on Facebook and Deviant Art.

See you next week!

           Jayare, Justin, & Alex.

Direct download: 4.8.12_Episode_4.mp3
Category:Comics Movies & Videogames -- posted at: 8:14pm EDT
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Hey everyone!

Exciting news! The amazing Brett Kelley from BK Endeavors came all the way from Cape Cod to join us this week.

In light of Wrestlemania happening as I type this we took some time to discuss our favorite wrestlers of wrestling past.

Next, we touch on the highly anticipated Avengers vs. X-Men crossover coming up later this week..warning: Some opinions may vary....(awful..)

Also, we discuss our favorite childhood cartoons as well as any guilty pleasures we've never told anyone about until tonight...

Finally we end it with some good 'ol videogame discussion. You don't want to miss it!

Thanks again to Brett Kelley for joining us and being our very first guest. Hopefully he'll be back many times in the future!

Best,

        Jayare, Justin, Alex, & Brett.


Direct download: 4.1.2012_Episode_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:09pm EDT
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Hey all!

Welcome back to another episode of Opinions May Vary, the show that always satisfies but somehow leaves you longing for more.

This week we discuss the Walking Dead season 3 finale aftermath, CGC graded comics, our personal dream sketches from our favorite artists and we even give our predictions on the upcoming Wrestlemania event!

As always, we hope you enjoy and be sure to tune in next week as we'll have the one and only Brett Kelley from BK Endeavors joining us as a special guest!

Hugs & kisses,

               JayAre, Justin, & Alex.

Direct download: 3.25.2012_Episode_2.mp3
Category:Comics Movies & Videogames -- posted at: 10:06pm EDT
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Opinions May Vary Episode 1

Hey guys and gals!

Join us for the inaugural episode of our new weekly Podcast "Opinions May Vary"!

If you're a fan of comics, videogames, movies and everything that goes with them you've come to the right place.

This week we discuss the Walking Dead Season 2 finale, our dream statues, the new Ninja Turtle/Michael Bay fiasco and our thoughts on the New 52!

We hope you enjoy and be sure to tune in weekly (we hope!) and listen to our ramblings.

With much love,

                 JayAre, Justin, & Alex.

Direct download: 3.19.2012_Episode_1.mp3
Category:Comics Movies & Videogames -- posted at: 12:00am EDT
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