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After having been extracted from the creepiest basement ever and hosed clean of lotion by an FBI team, The Stack returns with a brand new episode on The Silence of Lambs.  Join Chris, Hal, and special guest Chris as they discuss the book, the film, and all the related spinoffs (without spoiling the wonder that is NBC’s Hannibal series, the best TV show you’re not watching).

The Stack: Would you @#$% us? We’d @#$% us.

Direct download: stack20s320e420SILENCE.mp3
Category:Episode -- posted at: 7:16pm EDT

After an unexpected hiatus (while Hal learned to edit audio), The Stack is back with Kraven's Last Hunt, one of the greatest Spider-man stories every published.  The book should be unreadable (lion vest? Check. Forced literary allusions? Check? Mopey MJ? Check. A villain named Vermin? Check.), but the story works beautifully and is worthy of any collection.  Join Chris and Hal with special guest host Mike as we dig into what makes Kraven tick.
 
The Stack: more fun than a room full of hallucinogenic spiders.
Direct download: Kravens_last_hunt_-the_stack_-_season_3_episode_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:25pm EDT

What do you get when you combine Bruce Willis, bioterrorism, and an experimental French film that resembles a PowerPoint deck? You get 12 Monkeys, Terry Gilliam's time-travel movie - well, other time travel movie - that manages to be both trippy and brilliant despite a distressingly low number of actual monkeys.

The Stack: we also exist in a time loop.

Direct download: 12_monkeys_-_the_stack_-_season_3_episode_2.mp3
Category:Episode -- posted at: 1:40pm EDT

Who benefits? YOU benefit from the return of the Stack!

In our third season premiere we are talking about DC's IDENTITY CRISIS, by Brad Meltzer and Rags Morales. 

Join us as we talk about DC's grand plans and difficult material. And Joss Whedon gets mentioned, because apparently that's impossible to avoid these days.

The Stack: not even Zatanna can stop us.

Direct download: identity_crisis_-_the_stack_-_season_3_episode_1.mp3
Category:Episode -- posted at: 1:55pm EDT

Here we are! The finale of season 2. Yet another year has gone by in which we have proved the gypsy wrong!

Our extra-sized season closer (even for this notoriously long-winded show), in what is becoming a weird tradition, ranges far and wide over Marvel's great trade dress reimagining of last fall, Marvel Now. Is it a reboot? Is it a marketing ploy? Why are there two X-Force books that aren't very good? We discuss all this and more. 

Plus that Hickman guy's name may come up once or twice in passing.

Season 2 of the Stack wraps up in typically ridiculous fashion. See you on the other side.

Direct download: marvel_now_-_the_stack_-_season_2_episode_20.mp3
Category:Episode -- posted at: 8:42am EDT

This week we are rather profanely talking about the David Milch HBO Western Deadwood, famous for Al Swearengen and more f-bombs per minute than David Mamet's discarded drafts for Glengarry.

Seriously, folks, the explicit tag on this episode is not meant ironically. Very, very explicit.

But we have a lot of fun talking about a show we really, really love, and that you should too. Unless you're a hooplehead.

Direct download: deadwood_-_the_stack_-_season_2_episode_19.mp3
Category:Episode -- posted at: 7:03am EDT

To paraphrase the Tenth Doctor: we're sorry. We're so, so sorry.

Direct download: squadron_supreme_-_the_stack_-_season_2_episode_18.mp3
Category:Episode -- posted at: 7:06am EDT

DON'T PANIC

Direct download: hitchhikers_guide_to_the_galaxy_-_the_stack_-_season_2_episode_17.mp3
Category:Episode -- posted at: 7:05am EDT

Sex! And violence! And superheroes! Oh my!

It's THE BOYS by Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson, and a host of other artists. And Black Noir. And, gods save us, Team Titanic.

Direct download: the_boys_-_the_stack_-_season_2_episode_16.mp3
Category:Episode -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

There is something so monumentous in this week's show on the 117 versions of Ridley Scott's sci-fi neo-noir Blade Runner that we dare not spoil it here. 

Here's a fun drinking game, though: every time someone says the word "replicant" or "subtle," take a drink. 

Yes, we will visit you in the hospital.

Direct download: blade_runner_-_the_stack_-_season_2_episode_15.mp3
Category:Episode -- posted at: 6:42am EDT