<![CDATA[ - Home]]>Tue, 24 Nov 2015 06:18:56 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[New LEGENDS OF TOMORROW Trailer Teases Even More Awesomeness]]>Tue, 24 Nov 2015 14:10:38 GMThttp://www.secretidentitypodcast.com/home/new-legends-of-tomorrow-trailer-teases-even-more-awesomeness
by Brian LeTendre

I was already all-in for Legends of Tomorrow, the upcoming team show set in DC's television universe. But the new trailer that debuted this week has taken that excitement up a few notches.

We're starting to see what the dynamics between the characters are going to look like on this team, and I love the chemistry I'm seeing. The time travel element is going to be huge in this show, and it's giving me a Stargate SG-1 type of feeling (even though I think most people are getting a Dr. Who vibe).

As psyched as I am to see Hawkman and Hawkgirl, the thing I'm looking forward to the most is watching Dominic Purcell and Wentworth Miller eat up every scene that Heat Wave and Captain Cold are in. Those two are a joy to watch. 
<![CDATA[Secret Identity Podcast Issue #696--Doctor Who and Trancers]]>Sun, 22 Nov 2015 21:14:36 GMThttp://www.secretidentitypodcast.com/home/secret-identity-podcast-issue-696-doctor-who-and-trancers
Happy Sunday, Everyone!

What better way to end a relaxing weekend than with some sweet ear candy? This week we've got Doctor Who, Trancers, Marvel Team-Up and more! Here's your rundown:

Download Location of the Week:  San Jose, CA


Doctor Who: The 8th Doctor #1
Flash #45
Ant-Man #1
Trancers #1
Hangman #1

Out of the Longbox:
Marvel Team-Up #81 

You can listen to the episode right here in the player above, or grab us on iTunes, Stitcher or your favorite podcast app. Thanks for listening!
<![CDATA[Dan Parent and Fernando Ruiz Team Up For 'Die Kitty Die']]>Thu, 19 Nov 2015 10:27:51 GMThttp://www.secretidentitypodcast.com/home/dan-parent-and-fernando-ruiz-team-up-for-die-kitty-die
by Matman

What happens when a comic book character comes to the end of her run? You kill her of course! This is what Dan Parent and Fernando Ruiz have decided to do

The veteran Archie creators are at the beginning of a Kickstarter campaign to fund this exciting project... and here is the pitch...

"Kitty Ravencraft, a beautiful and magical young witch, is the star of her own popular comic book. When her greedy, publicity-starved publisher wants to increase interest in her comic book, he does what many comic book publishers do nowadays... he sets out to kill his main character, Kitty! Even worse, he decides to REALLY spike sales by killing the REAL Kitty in REAL life! The question is though... how do you kill a witch? "DIE, KITTY! DIE!" is a funny, exciting, and often sexy story about a girl caught in both the supernatural world of witches, and the super-crazy world of comics!"

To find out more go to 

And here is a bit about the duo...

"Some of you may not know us but we've been in the comic business for over twenty years. We've produced many popular, high-selling comics for other publishers, e.g. Archie Meets Kiss, Archie Vs Predator, Felix the Cat, etc. Over the years, we've often talked about the possibility of doing something together that is creator owned, and the timing for this has finally arrived. "Die Kitty Die!" will be a collaborative effort where we'll share writing and art duties. This will be our first joint effort under own new label, Astrocomix (it just sounds better than Parent & Ruiz comics, you know?)

We hope this venture will prove popular enough that we can produce more books and possibly launch more projects! You can read more about us individually at our own web-sites: danparent.com and fernandoruizeverybody.com  And for more Kitty info there's diekittydie.com and her Facebook page 
<![CDATA[WITCH HUNTER Vol 1. Is Drive Thru's Deal of the Day Today!]]>Wed, 18 Nov 2015 16:13:00 GMThttp://www.secretidentitypodcast.com/home/witch-hunter-vol-1-is-drive-thrus-deal-of-the-day-today
by Brian LeTendre

You've heard us rave about what a fun book WITCH HUNTER is for years on Secret Identity. But you don't have to take our word for it anymore--you can get the first volume of WITCH HUNTER today for only a $1.50 over at Drive Thru Comics. WITCH HUNTER is Drive Thru's Deal of the Day, so that price only lasts for 24 hours.

Get WITCH HUNTER Vol. 1 for $1.50 right now!

The trade contains the first four issues of the series, and creator Vin Ferrante is also offering to send a free digital copy of issue #5 to anyone who forwards proof of purchase to him at contact@monarchcomics.com.

So, pick up the trade for $1.50, and then get an extra issue for free! That's a pretty sweet way to dive into the world of WITCH HUNTER.
<![CDATA[W.A.S.P. - Golgotha ]]>Tue, 17 Nov 2015 12:25:25 GMThttp://www.secretidentitypodcast.com/home/wasp-golgotha
by Matman

When I first heard that the latest WASP disc was going to be called GOLGOTHA I admit i got a bit worried. After all one of the most controversial metal bands releasing an album named after the place where Jesus was crucified made me a little... nervous!

But when I found out that frontman/founder Blackie Lawless is now a Christian it made me... curious.

After only one listen I was hooked! GOLGOTHA is by far the most mature WASP album ever. Blackie Lawless has always been a great songwriter and possesses a powerful voice, but here all that just gets magnified! This thing is amazing from first song to last note... this is one of the best hard rock / heavy metal albums I have ever listened to. There is a serious maturity to the songs, melodies and playing that completely caught me off guard.

Every song on GOLGOTHA is brilliant with a few of them; 'Scream', 'Last Runaway', 'Miss You' and the title track are incredibly commercial sounding, yet rock harder than anything else they have ever done before. I will say this with all honesty... there isn't a bad song on this disc! So much power, aggression  and emotion... with a ton of melody and hooks. GOLGOTHA is epic!   

The current W.A.S.P. line up of Lawless (guitar/vocals), Connecticut native Doug Blair (guitar), Mike Duda (bass) and Mike Dupke (drums) are the tightest and certainly most talented line-up of the band and each one of them shine all over this disc!  

I don't think you will be hearing stuff like 'Eyes Of My Maker' or 'Hero Of The World' on Christian radio but this 'new' Blackie certainly has become transparent and has come a long way from the one dimensional magic of 'L.O.V.E. Machine' and 'Blind In Texas!'  

I thought W.A.S.P. hit their creative peak on THE CRIMSON IDOL, but apparently Blackie and the boys had another one up their leather sleeve!  

Matman Rating - 5 out of 5 skulls
<![CDATA[Secret Identity Podcast Issue #695--Star Trek and Red Hood/Arsenal]]>Mon, 16 Nov 2015 13:44:23 GMThttp://www.secretidentitypodcast.com/home/secret-identity-podcast-issue-695-star-trek-and-red-hoodarsenal
It's a chilly November Monday here in New England, and what better way to warm up your ears than with the sweet sounds of two old dudes talking about comic books? Here's your rundown:

Greatest American Hero coming back
VT Comic Con 2016
Jessica Jones trailer
NaNoWriMo 2015 updates

Star Trek #50
Red Hood/Arsenal #4

Summer Watching Project:
Daredevil #10--Nelson v. Murdock

Creator Spotlight: Jay Dee Rosario (Unstoppable Comics)
Brian caught up with our pal and the creator of Storm Chasers and Dragonstorm to talk about his new horror comic NEW YORK VS. THE WORLD. You can see a free preview here.

You can listen to the episode right here in the player above, or grab us on iTunes, Stitcher or your favorite podcast app. Thanks for listening!
<![CDATA[PASSED is a Haunting and Beautiful Comic You Should Be Reading]]>Sun, 15 Nov 2015 16:37:28 GMThttp://www.secretidentitypodcast.com/home/passed-is-a-haunting-and-beautiful-comic-you-should-be-reading
by Brian LeTendre

One of the things I love about Twitter is how it helps me discover new things to love.

I became acquainted with Torunn Grønbekk through the heavy metal podcast I do with Antony Johnston, THRASH IT OUT. Torunn and I had talked about music a bit, and then I saw she was a fellow writer and had just launched a new webcomic called PASSED. I checked out the first two installments and was blown away--PASSED is fantastic.

The comic, which Torunn created and writes, is about death--and life. It's about what happens when you die, and what you leave behind. It's about loss, and regret, and moving on. It's about a lot things, and maybe that's why I love it.

There are three installments of PASSED up on the comic's website (www.passedcomic.com) which you can read right now. Artists San Espina and Luisa Russo both lend beautiful art to Grønbekk's stories, and it looks like more artists will be lending their talents in the future. There's also a blog where you can see concept art and read about the creative process behind the comic.

I'm all in for PASSED now. I can't wait to read more and I know I'll be talking about this comic for some time to come. Go check it out.
<![CDATA[Bond Is Back... In SPECTRE!]]>Sun, 15 Nov 2015 04:33:49 GMThttp://www.secretidentitypodcast.com/home/bond-is-back-in-spectre
by Matman

-------NO SPOILERS------

I have several fandoms that i'm incredibly passionate about... and the world of James Bond is one of them.  Since the first time I saw Bond on screen (the tv screen - ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE) I have been enthralled by the amazing world of 007!

So here we are with SPECTRE, the 25th James Bond film and so far... one of the best!  Here we see Bond return to a comfortable place. After the 'epic' and for me disappointing SKYFALL we see Bond on the hunt for the secret organization that was first introduced in CASINO ROYALE. As Bond begins to dig deeper he finds way more than he expects including a ghost from his past... one that has pulling the strings of his life for a long, long time. 

Without giving anything away let me just say this movie i amazing, well paced and contains enough 'wow' moments to make everyone happy.  A cool moment in a film of so many was the on field work by M,Q Miss Moneypenny and Tanner helping James in a war he usually fights alone.

Daniel Craig is joined by a host of amazing actors like the amazing Christof Waltz who plays the main bad guy... the head of it all! Lea Seydoux and Monica Bellucci are great additions to the 'Bond Girl' and play their parts incredibly well. But the darkhorses in this film are Ben Wishaw (Q), Naomie Harris (Moneypenny) and Ralph Fines (M) who don't take a back seat in this movie.  In fact their expanded roles is of my favorite points of the movie. But it is Andrew Scott as the smug 'C' who gets under my skin so much I wanna slap him! 

Overall SPECTRE is a throwback to 'old Bond' that many fans will appreciate. It has humor, mystery and a plot that keeps you thinking the entire time. Director Sam Mendes really has a handle on the character and gave us what we wanted...a fun escape!

My only complaint? The title song was awful! I don't judge a 'Bond' song by the singer or style... I only judge by how it fits with the movie. And so far... the past three haven't been good... at all!!!

So get out there and throw your money at SPECTRE because you will love it!!!

MATMAN RATING - 4 OUT OF 5 facial scars!   

... and I count NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN as a Bond film... so that makes it 25 movies. 
<![CDATA[Doctor Who Comes To Topps]]>Thu, 12 Nov 2015 19:21:56 GMThttp://www.secretidentitypodcast.com/home/doctor-who-comes-to-topps
Press Release

Over the years there have been plenty of sets of Doctor Who trading cards. However, the vast majority have been targeted at European audiences. A major set hasn't been released with North American audiences in mind since the show was rebooted in 2005. At least until now. 2015 Topps Doctor Who is a comprehensive set that covers the many angles of the reboot. Hobby boxes come with two hits or premium inserts such as autographs and relic cards.

The 2015 Topps Doctor Who base set is large by today's standards, clocking in at 200 cards. The majority of the base set focuses on characters, and is broken down into Doctors, Companions, Aliens and Villains. The final 35 cards cover every season of the show, with both the classic seasons and current series featured on Storyline cards. Parallels include Blue(#/199), Purple (#/99), Red (#/50) and Gold (1/1). There are also Printing Plates.
The set is complimented by several basic inserts which total 50 cards and touch on both the recent and distant history of the show. Memorable Moments (1:2 packs) cover key points in the show's first five decades. Just as there have been several Doctor's over the years, they have been joined by several partners. Companions (1:4 packs) spotlights them. The Doctor Is In (1:8 packs) showcases each of the primary Time Lords. Finally, Christmas Time (1:6 packs) honors the holiday specials, while Gadgets (1:12 packs) documents all the cool gear.
But what about the hits? Like the rest of the product, there's lots of variety. 2015 Topps Doctor Who hobby boxes have two total premium inserts. Base Autographs feature both Doctors and his companions and more rarity is offered with Blue (#/50), Purple (#/25), Red(#/10) and Gold (1/1) parallels, as well as autographed Printing Plates. In addition to basic autographs, there are Dual Autographs and Triple Autographs.
Relic cards come with a variety of items. On the memorabilia side, there are Costume Relics and Autographed Relics with wardrobe items used in the show. Collectors can also find TARDIS Patch Cards. These commemorative relics showcase the now-iconic time machine with multiple parallels, including Blue (#/100), Purple (#/50), Red (#/10) and Gold(1/1). There are also limited signed versions that are numbered to three.
Doctor Who isn't totally new to Topps. Leading up to this release, they did Doctor Who Alien Attax and Doctor Who Alien Attax 50th Anniversary in 2013. Both sets are intended to be card games and were released primarily in Europe. At one time, Inkworks held the license for the show. And while they were able to release a few promos, they never got a full set to market before they went out of business.
<![CDATA[Brian's Pull List Adds and Drops: 11/11/15]]>Wed, 11 Nov 2015 13:28:06 GMThttp://www.secretidentitypodcast.com/home/brians-pull-list-adds-and-drops-111115
by Brian LeTendre

It's new comics day, and with Marvel in the middle of it's reboot launch, there's a lot of new number ones coming out again this week. Because of that, I'll be making some adjustments to my pull list at the local comic shop, and I thought I'd post about what's getting added, what's getting dropped and why. I think I'll do a series of these, since I expect more adds and drops to be happening over the next few months. Without further ado:

All-New Wolverine #1--I have to admit, the only character in the Marvel universe I find more boring than Wolverine is Iron Man. In fact, the only run of Wolverine I own is the Guggenheim and Ramos run during Civil Was (which I loved). But X-23?  She's a character I've always been interested in learning more about, but I never caught one of her series from the beginning. Now's my chance.

Black Magick #1--Greg Rucka and Nicola Scott? that's enough to get me to check out a book right there. The book is about a robbery/homicide detective who also happens to be a witch. Sold.

Web Warriors #1--As a lifelong Spidey fan, I am compelled to give almost all Spider-related titles at least a shot to impress me. The Spider-Verse version of this series was horrendous, so this book has one issue to impress me. I love Anya Coarazon as a character, and I hope she gets some time to shine in this new series.

Teen Titans #13--I have given this book 12 issues to impress me--it has not. With a roster or great characters like Teen Titans has, it's kind of amazing this book manages to be so boring. Every time I think it's about turn a corner, it just keeps meandering. 

Secret Wars #7--If you listened to my rant at the end of Secret Identity #692, the you know I cancelled the rest of the Summer Reading Project on Secret Wars. Not only has this series been completely underwhelming and overly complicated, but it's been ridiculously late as well. If Marvel doesn't care about finishing Secret Wars before their universe is rebooted, why should I care about reading it?