The official podcast of Derry's Comic City Festival

Bobby Best, Ciaran Flanagan & Ciarán Marcantonio bring you Ireland's only cross-community, cross-border, comics podcast. Join us every two weeks for the very best in comics news, views and interviews. And sometimes wrestling as well.

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ComicCityCast 44

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Welcome to episode 44 of the ComicCityCast. This time around our focus is very firmly  on the events of San Diego Comic Con. Obviously as one of the biggest events of the year SDCC brings us a world of shiny new things to look at. We talk up all the trailers, announcements and events of…

ComicCityCast 43

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Welcome to episode 43 of The ComicCityCast. In this episode, Bobby Best gives us the lowdown on Spider-Man: Homecoming – was it a Todd Mc Farlane silver variant smash or was it an emo Toby Maguire stinker? Find out here. Ciaran Marcantonio gives us a rundown of the recent Small Press Day event in Dublin…

ComicCityCast 42

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Welcome to episode 42 of The ComicCityCast. In this episode, we discuss the upcoming Small Press Day event in Dublin. Ciaran Marcantonio not only gives the lowdown on who is taking part and where everything is all going down for this fantastic event, but also gives a scintillating blow by blow of the opening sequence…

ComicCityCast 41

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Welcome to episode 41 of The ComicCityCast. In this episode we are delighted to have as our guest the fantastic Anthea West. She joins us on the panel to discuss her work, including her (already insanely successful) Fate Kickstarter. We also discuss that shoddy looking Inhumans trailer that leaked, and the absolutely tremendous NJPW Dominion…

ComicCityCast 40- Title Redacted.

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Welcome to episode 40 of The ComicCityCast. In this episode, we discuss the ongoing Watchmen event at DC, and take a look at The Button as well as the just announced Doomsday Clock mini-series to be released in November. Ciaran Flanagan gives his live review of the recent WWE Smackdown taping in London, plus a…

ComicCityCast 39

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  Welcome to episode 39 of The ComicCityCast, in which we cast our vapid glare over the recently released Guardians of The Galaxy Volume 2. We look at the most recent WWE event Payback and review the greatest thing that ever happened in the history of combat sports, THE HOUSE OF HORRORS MATCH. We also…

ComicCityCast 38- MCU on trial!

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In this litigious episode of The ComicCityCast (Ireland’s most judicially rigorous comics podcast) we put THE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE ON TRIAL. Under the watchful eye of the Irish comic scene’s own Living Tribunal Ciaran Marcantonio, councilors Best and Flanagan will joust it out in the courtroom stylee to ask a burning question: is the Marvel…

ComicCityCast 37 – WRESTLEMANIA!

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Welcome to episode 37 of the ComicCityCast. Wrestlemania has been and gone for another year and, in the spirit of celebration, we cast our critical eye over what is considered the Superbowl of Sports Entertainment™. Who were the real winners and losers? What sizzled? What fizzled?  We have the scoops. Also in this episode Also,…

ComicCityCast Special Event – Wrestlemania 32

Presented without edits (or apologies) join the ComicCityCast (and their special guests) for their commentary on Wrestlemania 32, live from Dallas Texas. Over the course of seven interminable hours, we give our thoughts and feelings on the happenings of the biggest night of the wrestling calendar as they happen, and read some of the choicest comments…

ComicCityCast 33

Welcome to episode 33 of the ComicCityCast! In celebration of the recent Royal Rumble and our love of comics we’ve got a gimmick: we’ve booked a fantasy Pay Per View with a twist. The Royal Rumble of Comic Creator Feuds. Will Schneaky Stan Lee beat Battlin’ Jack Kirby in a no DQ winner takes all…

ComicCityCast 32

Welcome to episode 32 of the ComicCityCast. Stephen Byrne is quite the fellow, or so we reckon. In this episode we discuss his work in general and more specifically the current Justice League/|Power Rangers book. Speaking of Power Rangers, Ciaran Marcantonio waxes nostalgic about Sabin’s super popular franchise and the prospects for the forthcoming movie…

ComicCityCast 31

Welcome to the first ComicCityCast of 2017. As well as all our usual comics and wrestling related nonsense, we, in the spirit of the new year we offer our predictions for what will be hot and what will not in the year to come. We discuss how the variant market once again threatens to unbalance…

ComicCityCast 30 – The Liquor

It’s our final episode of 2016 and in the spirit of the Christmas season Flanagan come directly from his office Christmas party. As well as learning why this is a terrible idea we discuss the prospects of Rogue One, marvel at the ongoing excellence of Westworld and salivate at the prospects of the brand new,…

ComicCityCast 28 – WE STILL BELIEVE

Welcome to episode 28 of the ComicCityCast, in which we address the crippling existential dread that grips the world in the wake of the recent presidential election and DRAW A LINE IN THE SAND GODDAMNIT. In the wake of the electoral hullabaloo, we take a look at comics with a presidential flavour and give a…

ComicCityCast 27 – Stranger Things

In this slightly delayed episode of the ComicCityCast we gather (in a mystic circle) to discuss Marvels latest effort, Dr Strange. Is it magically delicious (in the Luck Charms style)? Find out here. Also in this episode, Ciaran Marcantonio gives us a preview of the long since happened Thought Bubble festival, we exclusively(much too late), reveal…

ComicCityCast 26 – Marcantonio State of Mind

In this episode of the ComicCityCast, Ciaran Marcantonio returns from across the water to give an on the ground review of New York Comic Con. We discuss the recent debut of the new TV version of Superman, we struggle with technical difficulties, discuss the greatest rip-offs in genre history, and make the best Britpop/post-apocalyptic wasteland…

ComicCityCast 25

In this episode of the ComicCityCast (Ireland’s ONLY cross border/cross-community comics podcast) we are joined by The Guards creator Kevin Keane for a full-on rollicking trip through all the news from approximately two weeks ago (sorry about the delay). We discuss CM Punk and his disastrous first foray into the octagon, we look at the…

ComicCityCast 24 – Swamp Jock

In this episode of the ComicCityCast (Irelands ONLY cross border/cross community comics podcast) were struggling with real life challenges, chiefly Industrial action, clement weather and road traffic accidents. Were also discussing all the news that’s fit to (verbally) print, we review the excellent account of the long-time editor of 2000ad Mighty One by Steve McManus…

ComicCityCast 23 – Glorious

Welcome to the ComicCityCast episode 23, in which we do a certain amount of setting the world to rights. Ciaran Marcantonio laments the loss of the fallen warrior hero Finn Balor at Summerslam, Bobby Best expresses confusion at the problems of casting a model/actress to play a model/actress in Spiderman Homecoming, and Ciaran Flanagan expresses his…

ComicCityCast 21 – DELIGHTFUL

We’ve got a lot on our mind in this episode of the ComicCityCast. The Summer season always brings with it a high concentration of comic and genre-related events, so the team have no shortage of topics to discuss. We talk about recent DC and Marvel editorial decisions (and how social media has reacted to them),…

ComicCityCast 19 – Defenders of the Mirth

Welcome to the 19th episode of the ComicCityCast featuring the return of our always enjoyable Sacred Cows segment, where we take a long hard look at childhood treasures, minus the nostalgia filter. This time around (at the behest of long time listener Chris Dalton) we tackle perennial RTE favourite and Kings Features dumping ground Defenders of…

ComicCityCast 17 – Back by Dope Demand

Welcome to the seventeenth episode of the ComicCityCast. We have tamed our technological demons and are back with the usual mix of irreverent banter, poorly thought out arguments and coarse language. In this episode, we discuss the latest Marvel joint, Captain America: Civil War. Marvel rarely miss a step when it comes to their cinematic…

ComicCityCast 16 – Dawn of Controversy

Welcome to episode 16 of the ComicCityCast, in which we speak with breathless excitement about the release of Batman\Superman: Dawn of Justice and then refuse to review it. We instead defer to our ever loyal audience who throw us their questions and thoughts about what promises to be the year’s most controversial blockbuster. Speaking of…

ComicCityCast 15 – Ghostbutthurt

Welcome to episode 15 of the ComicCityCast. “Every action has an equal and opposite reaction”, or so Newton’s Third Law would have us believe. Bobby Best, on the other hand, would counter with his First Law: every trailer will have an equal and opposite over- reaction. Join us as we share our thoughts on the trailer…

ComicCityCast 14

Welcome to Episode 14 of the ComicCityCast – Irelands 3rd best Comics related podcast!!!!! In this episode, we turn our focus towards a veritable cornucopia of unusual topics. We talk about the Irish political scene and how government fiscal policy can affect someone’s pull list. We also talk about the current state of the WWE…

ComicCityCast 13 – Future Shock!

BORAGG THUNG and welcome to the ComicCityCast episode 13. We’ve waited a long time for Future Shock! The Story of 2000AD to become available, so it’s with no small amount of gusto that we present our review of Director Paul Goodwin’s love letter to the galaxy’s greatest comic. We share our own recollections of great…

ComicCityCast – 2015 Year in Review

It’s been one hell of a year, and the ComicCityCast team invite you to relive it with them in this their bumper Year in Review special (formerly the ComicCityCast Christmas Cracker). We cast our critical eye over the year’s top selling comics, look at the year’s events in television and cinema, and remember our fallen…

ComicCityCast Episode 10

In the absence of Ciaran Marcantonio, Flanagan and Best do their best to muddle through a shortened (in anticipation of our Christmas special) episode looking at Warner Movies and their seeming need to spoil Superman/Batman: Dawn of Justice and various other comic related ting.   Next episode is our special Christmas Annual and Year in…

ComicCityCast Episode 9

We return in a stripped down format to discuss a galaxy of comics and genre-related products including Jessica Jones, Sins of The Wreckers, Dark Knight 3 and Survivor Series. We should return to a more normal schedule starting with this episode so thank you for your patience and continued support. We’re on bloody social media,…

ComicCityCast Episode 8 – A New Hope

The Trailer for Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens has caused quite the stir in Internet land so in our 8th intrepid episode we watch it LIVE and discuss its implications. We look at the recent race storm on Twitter, the new Muppets series, American Horror Story, plus we even review some bloody comics.…

ComicCityCast Episode 2

We return with a real treat for our second episode: Writer extraordinaire and father of one third of the crew Michael Carroll joins us to turn the world of podcasting on its head. Who is the host?  Who is the guest? What will be happening at the Comic City Festival (September 12/13 various venues in Derry)?…

ComicCityCast Episode 1

Hey Hey! Here is the first episode of the newly re-branded ComicCityCast, chock full of information about the first Comic City Festival taking place on the 12th and 13th of September in various venues in Derry/Londonderry. All the necessary info can be found in the following locations: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/comiccityfestival?fref=photo Twitter: @comiccityfest.