Episode 163 - Avengers: Endgame Review

.. in which, at long last, we, Tony Asaro & Ryan Miller, reveal our thoughts & our feels on the 22nd movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Avengers: Endgame!

[This episode begins with Non-Spoiler talk, after which we issue a clear Spoiler Warning, before diving into a more detailed discussion of the film]

Episode 162 - Fourth Anniversary Ramen Bowl Roundtable

.. in which we, Tony Asaro, Patrick Clarke, & Ryan Miller, celebrate Cracking The Vault's 4th anniversary with our 4th-ever ramen bowl roundtable AMA special!

[episode image from The Best of DC #16, by Rich Buckler & Dick Giordano, courtesy of DC Comics]

Episode 161 - Free Comic Book Day 2019 Preview

.. in which we, Tony Asaro, Patrick Clarke, & Ryan Miller, dive into our annual sneak-peek of the creator line-up, festivities, sale info, & some of the array of FCBD 2019 books that will be available at Empire's Comics Vault, on Saturday, May the 4th, aka Free Comic Book Day 2019!!

[official FCBD 2019 t-shirt image by Derek Charm, of The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Jughead, & Star Wars Adventures, among other delightful & adorable things]

Episode 160 - The Mighty Captain Marvel

.. in which we, Tony Asaro, Patrick Clarke, & Ryan Miller, review the latest blockbuster from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain Marvel!

*Please note: We do discuss spoilers for the film, in this episode!*

[image from The Life of Captain Marvel #4, by the great Jen Bartel, courtesy of Marvel Comics]

Episode 159 - The Umbrella Academy

.. in which we, Ryan Miller & Tony Asaro, review the first season of Netflix's adaptation of the Gerard Way, Gabriel Ba, & Dave Stewart, Dark Horse comic, The Umbrella Academy!!

[Please be aware: The first 20 minutes or so are our spoiler-free impressions, after which we give a clear spoiler warning, & then proceed with loads of spoilers for both Season 1 of the show, & for the first two volumes of the comic!]

Episode 158 - The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl

.. in which we, Ryan Miller, Tony Asaro, & Patrick Clarke, celebrate Ryan's birthday by finally devoting an entire episode to one of our most beloved characters, & most-favorite comics on the stands: The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl.

[image from The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #9, by Ryan North, Erica Henderson, & Rico Renzi, courtesy of Marvel Comics]

Episode 157 - Our Comic Book Resolutions for 2019

.. in which we, Patrick Clarke, Tony Asaro, & Ryan Miller, take a look back at how we did on our 2018 comic book resolutions, & then look forward to what comics-related goals we're hoping to accomplish this year!!

[image from Batman Adventures Holiday Special #1, by Paul Dini, Dan Riba, & Bruce Timm, courtesy of DC Comics]

Episode 156 - The 2018 Vaulty Awards

.. in which we, Tony Asaro, Ryan Miller, & Patrick Clarke, take a look back at the best in comics from last year, & announce the winners *including your Listener's Choice picks* in all 21 categories celebrating our favorite comics, characters, & creators, of 2018, in our 4th annual Vaulty Awards!

Episode 154 - Recent Reads & Hot Takes for The Holidays

.. in which we, Patrick Clarke, Ryan Miller, & Tony Asaro, offer up a smorgasbord of comics chatter, including-but-not-limited-to what we've been reading & enjoying recently, & whether or not Disney/Marvel will have a tough time working The Fantastic 4 into the MCU!!