tag:podcast.empirescomics.com,2013:/posts Cracking The Vault 2017-04-19T06:26:13Z Empire's Comics Vault Podcast tag:podcast.empirescomics.com,2013:Post/1147501 2017-04-19T06:26:13Z 2017-04-19T06:26:13Z Episode 94 - Netflix Original: Marvel's Iron Fist Review

Patty and Tony chat about the Netflix Original: Marvel's Iron Fist! It's one of our favorite episodes. Enjoy. 

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tag:podcast.empirescomics.com,2013:Post/1142202 2017-03-28T21:02:26Z 2017-03-28T21:02:26Z Episode 93 - Logan Movie Review

Tony Asaro, Patrick Clarke, and belated Amy Nunag, gush about Dafne Keen, Sir. Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, & co's, masterful turns in Fox's newest X-Family motion picture! This episode is rife with Logan spoilers! And also feels! Warned, you have been! Picks & Pulls of The Week (for the comics week of March 29th) at the end, as usual. #snikt - Tony

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tag:podcast.empirescomics.com,2013:Post/1139385 2017-03-17T03:34:19Z 2017-03-21T20:18:12Z Episode 92 - Interview with Sacramento Comic Book Creator Kyrun Silva of Big Tree Comics

Tony sits down with local writer, artist, publisher Kyrun Silva, founder of Big Tree Comics, to chat about a great many things -- the most important of which is Kyrun's ongoing Kickstarter for Shaman's Destiny! Picks & Pulls of The Week (for the comics week of March 15th) are at the end of the episode, as usual.

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tag:podcast.empirescomics.com,2013:Post/1136716 2017-03-07T21:54:27Z 2017-03-16T22:44:00Z Episode 91: Everything is cool when you're part of a team: A Lego Batman Review

Episode 91: Everything is cool when you're part of a team: A Lego Batman Review, in which we, Tony Asaro, Patrick Clarke, Amy Nunag, and our increasingly-frequent and much-beloved cohort Ryan Miller, review the newest cinematic release from DC Comics & Warner Brothers, The Lego Batman Movie! In a particularly-thematic opener, this time around, we each reveal our all-time Top 5 Batman Films and, of course, you can hear our Picks & Pulls of The Week (for the comics week of March 1st) at the end, as usual!

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tag:podcast.empirescomics.com,2013:Post/1135040 2017-03-01T00:49:39Z 2017-03-01T00:49:39Z Episode 90 - 2016 Vaulty Award Winners -- Recognizing Excellence in Comic Books

Tony, Patty, Amy, and YOU, the listeners, pick the best in 2016's comics and comics-related media. And the winners are...

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tag:podcast.empirescomics.com,2013:Post/1130522 2017-02-12T01:48:10Z 2017-02-12T01:48:10Z Episode 89 - Writer Ben Schwartz talks about Union St. Choir's Kickstarter campaign

Local writer/artist team, Ben Schwartz and Hainanu "Nooligan" Saulque recently launched their Kickstarter for their book Union St. Choir. We sit down with Ben to talk about it.


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tag:podcast.empirescomics.com,2013:Post/1130518 2017-02-12T01:28:14Z 2017-02-12T01:28:14Z Episode 88 - Comic Book Resolutions for 2017

Tony, Patty, Amy, and Ryan talk about their personal comic-related resolutions, as well as what we're looking forward to in comics in 2017.

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tag:podcast.empirescomics.com,2013:Post/1123743 2017-01-17T07:39:03Z 2017-01-20T08:55:33Z Episode 87 - Movie Review of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Tony, Amy, and Patrick review Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Join them. And may the force be with you.

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tag:podcast.empirescomics.com,2013:Post/1116822 2016-12-20T01:32:50Z 2016-12-20T01:32:50Z Episode 86 - 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Tony, Amy, and Patrick sit down to talk comic books that you might want to give this holiday season. And they break down the titles by age group in order to make your comic book giving as easy as possible. Please share your recommendations if you think there's something we missed -- add them to the comments or call and leave a message and we'll add it to our next episode:  +1 (916) 936-1613.

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tag:podcast.empirescomics.com,2013:Post/1114320 2016-12-10T08:45:58Z 2016-12-10T08:45:58Z Episode 85 - Turkey Lurkey Doo and Ghoul School Interview

Thanksgiving may be over but our thankfulness is not. In this belated episode, we share what we're thankful for in comics. You'll hear from Ben, Amy, Tony, and Patrick. Then we wrap up with an interview of Sacramento band Ghoul School. See them play in the shop on December 16.

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tag:podcast.empirescomics.com,2013:Post/1113793 2016-12-08T07:05:05Z 2016-12-09T20:33:45Z Episode 84 - Over The Garden Wall Commentary

EPISODE 84 is here!! This all-newest chapter of Empire's Comics Presents: Cracking The Vault​ finds us, Amy Nunag​, Patrick Clarke​, & Tony Asaro​, donning our pointiest dunce caps & most comfortable teapots, shaking our fists at our own personal Jason Funderburkers, & belatedly honoring Amy's birthday by providing a commentary track for Patrick McHale's Autumnal animated-musical masterpiece Over the Garden Wall​! So queue up your own copy, brew something warm & heap marshmallows atop it, & watch along with us!

And if you're new 'round here, please don't miss the Scott Pilgrim commentary and Dredd commentary episodes! Got some popcorn ready? Good. Enjoy.

Our Question of The Week for this episode is a new one! Birthday Girl's choice: If you were to live in any comic universe, which one would you pick? And of course stay tuned for our Picks & Pulls of The Week at the end, as usual!

[this show is courtesy of & recorded at Empire's Comics Vault​ (owned & operated by Ben Schwartz​), & produced by Ronnie Ledesma​]

**NOTES**

- Due to some scheduling difficulties, we had to start recording a bit earlier than usual this day, so for the first 10 minutes or so of the episode there's some ambient shop-business-at-the-close-of-day noise going on in the background.

- Our Picks for this episode are for the comics week of November 16th. #AndThatsARockFact

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tag:podcast.empirescomics.com,2013:Post/1109354 2016-11-19T19:57:49Z 2016-11-19T19:57:49Z Episode 83 - Reviewing Marvel's Doctor Strange

Tony and Patrick fall in love with Doctor Strange all over again -- or do they? Only the Eye of Agamotto knows. 

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tag:podcast.empirescomics.com,2013:Post/1108198 2016-11-15T01:03:19Z 2016-11-15T03:14:36Z Episode 82 - Reviewing Netflix' Luke Cage Season 1

Tony and Patrick go all out in this season one review of Netflix' Luke Cage. 

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tag:podcast.empirescomics.com,2013:Post/1102247 2016-10-26T07:01:34Z 2016-10-26T07:02:32Z Episode 81 - All of our love, Jake, plus the Con Catch-Up!

We're back! Tony and Amy bring you up to date on the latest convention news, and we say goodbye to one of our founding members, the glorious Mr. Jake DeSersa. But watch for great things from Jake. He can't stay away from podcasting -- promise! Check out the podcasts we mentioned in this episode at OutOfTheFridgeComics.com and TheCapelessCrusaders.Podbean.com.

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tag:podcast.empirescomics.com,2013:Post/1083266 2016-08-23T04:57:12Z 2016-10-26T07:02:37Z Episode 80 - Episode "80s" and Netflix' Stranger Things review

The Cracking the Vault crew dissects Netflix' Stranger Things' first season in this ultimate "episode 80s." The gangs all here: Jacob DeSersa, Amy Nunag, Patrick Clarke, and Tony Asaro.

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tag:podcast.empirescomics.com,2013:Post/1082747 2016-08-20T19:58:18Z 2016-10-26T07:02:39Z Episode 79 - Patrick Loves Samurai

Patty, Jake, Amy, and Tony get together for a birthday-choice episode, meaning, it's Patty's belated birthday, and he wants to talk about samurai, why we like them, what they mean to us, and each of our favorite samurai comics, tv shows, and films -- to which we all say, Hai! ('Yes' in Japanese).

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tag:podcast.empirescomics.com,2013:Post/1082046 2016-08-17T23:07:45Z 2016-10-26T07:02:41Z Episode 78 - Geek news coming out of Comic-Con International San Diego

Amy, Patty, and Tony cover recent news and trailers coming out of Comic-Con International, San Diego.

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tag:podcast.empirescomics.com,2013:Post/1080586 2016-08-11T23:32:08Z 2016-10-26T07:02:43Z Episode 77 - A Tale of Two Movies - The Killing Joke Review

Jake, Amy, Patty, and Tony review the theatrical release of the animated adaptation of Batman: The Killing Joke. 

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tag:podcast.empirescomics.com,2013:Post/1078684 2016-08-04T06:13:54Z 2016-10-26T07:02:45Z Episode 76 - We four knerds

It's Jake, Amy, Patty, and Tony passing around a ramen bowl filled with questions they'd each written up beforehand. Good times!

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tag:podcast.empirescomics.com,2013:Post/1073737 2016-07-18T13:57:49Z 2016-10-26T07:02:47Z Episode 75 - Hot Bits and Hotter Bobs - Volume 2

It's Jake, Patty, Amy, & Tony, dishing out their piping hot takes on the rest of the Spring and early Summer comics news that they couldn't get to a few weeks ago, including DC's/Gerard Way's new Young Animal imprint, the revival of DC's Round-Robin Storytelling "Challenge" Series, all 20+ newly announced Image books from the most recent Image Expo, and more. Picks & Pulls of The Week at the end, as usual.

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tag:podcast.empirescomics.com,2013:Post/1068713 2016-07-03T00:00:00Z 2016-10-26T07:02:48Z Episode 74 - Saga! Saga! Saga! The ultimate comic book

We're celebrating this week's release of the 6th volume of collected issues of the mighty comic book known as Saga. Jake, Patty, Amy, and Tony talk all things Saga -- spoilers on -- from way back when to current! Don't miss this exciting episode. We're on iTunes and Stitcher, so please rate our show. Thank you.

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tag:podcast.empirescomics.com,2013:Post/1068706 2016-06-30T23:59:26Z 2016-10-26T07:02:50Z Episode 73 - The Super Pixar Episode

Sixteen Pixar movies ranked five times! How would you rank them? Let us know in the comments. Then listen as Jake, Amy, Patrick, Tony, and returning guest Ryan Miller take the long stroll down this crooked mile of ecstatic joy and thunderous anger. Insert cheesy grin. Love the show? Please rate us on iTunes.

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tag:podcast.empirescomics.com,2013:Post/1065154 2016-06-20T08:07:38Z 2016-10-26T07:02:53Z Episode 72 - Hot Bits And Hotter Bobs

Tony, Patty, and Amy talk about all sorts of comics news from the last couple of months including Mike Mignola's retirement, the cancellation of Agent Carter, the recent slate of DC animated films, Geoff Johns' appointment as the Grand Poobah of DC/WB films, how Civil War II's coming along, how Rebirth is going, how the Preacher and Outcast shows have been, and much more.

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tag:podcast.empirescomics.com,2013:Post/1063146 2016-06-14T01:11:29Z 2016-06-14T17:10:41Z Episode 71 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles vs The Capeless Crusaders

Episode 71's description was guest-written by Thomas Petborisooth, one of our guests from The Capeless Crusaders podcast who "appear" in this episode: "In case y'all forgot comic books and their characters are a huge part of our cutlure and have been for the last 80 years... Cracking The Vault and The Capeless Crusaders came together to talk about some Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to debate who is the best." Join Jake, Amy, Patrick, and Tony as they battle it out, and guest podcasters, The Capeless Crusaders, who render a decision. The Capeless Crusaders are Anthony Esteves, David Barrie, Justin Piper, and Tom Petborisooth.

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tag:podcast.empirescomics.com,2013:Post/1058203 2016-06-01T00:33:27Z 2016-06-01T01:34:56Z Episode 70 - Remembering Darwyn Cooke and 2016 Eisner nominations

It's Tony, Jake, and Patty. On the agenda: saying goodbye to Darwyn Cooke, followed by a category by category review of this year's Eisner nominations. 

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tag:podcast.empirescomics.com,2013:Post/1055475 2016-05-25T02:00:24Z 2016-06-01T01:35:42Z Episode 69 - The CW's DC Comics television show panel with Cody Stark

Good Day Sacramento's Cody Stark heads up a discussion about the CW's DC Comics television shows, and the Cracking the Vault crew is represented! Amy, Patrick, and Tony join Cody for some serious chat about Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, and more. As far as con panel discussions go, this is one you won't want to miss. Recorded at the Intergalactic Expo in West Sacramento, CA, on Sunday, May 22, 2016. 

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tag:podcast.empirescomics.com,2013:Post/1052479 2016-05-18T05:58:22Z 2016-05-18T05:58:22Z Episode 68 - Interviews from Free Comic Book Day Festival 2016

FCBD Festival 2016 wasn't just about free comic books, but also about Sacramento. Meet some great local groups, like Supreme Pro Wrestling, Sac City Rollers, and HeroicGirls.com, but also some amazing writers, artists, and comic book creators, like Christine Balog, Nooligan, and Jared Konopitski. PLUS we chat TopCow Productions' COO and superstar writer Matt Hawkins. All that and more in this episode. Check out pictures from the event on our Facebook page and Instagram account: @CrackingTheVaultPodcast.

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tag:podcast.empirescomics.com,2013:Post/1049592 2016-05-10T23:21:43Z 2016-05-10T23:21:43Z Episode 67 - The Cracking the Vault podcast crew interview

Ben interviews the crew of Cracking the Vault to get the real scoop about the members of Sacramento's awesomest geek podcast. You'll go deeper into the minds of the CTV crew than you ever imagined possible.

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tag:podcast.empirescomics.com,2013:Post/1048025 2016-05-07T06:46:44Z 2016-06-01T01:36:01Z Episode 66 - Captain America 3 Civil War Movie Review

You chose a side: Team Captain America or Team Iron Man. Our reviewers take sides on what was good and what was bad about Captain America Civil War. Join Jake, Amy, Patrick, and Tony for this conversation, and please, share your thoughts in the comments or on Twitter, @CrackInTheVault.

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tag:podcast.empirescomics.com,2013:Post/1047478 2016-05-06T00:27:21Z 2016-05-06T00:27:21Z Episode 65 - Let me tell you a tale

Jake, Amy, and Tony play two rounds of the improv, competitive/collaborative storytelling game "Once Upon A Time," by Atlas Games, in honor of April 30's International Tabletop Day. Get ready for one whopper of a tale.

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