The Source Material Gang (Mark, Jesse, Coop) review the 2016 comics, Voltron From the Ashes.
Description: “More than 200 years ago, Voltron Force fought its final battle against the Drule Empire. Voltron has not moved since that battle, but his legacy lives on. Now, an ancient enemy has arisen. And a new Voltron Force must be chosen to pilot the Defender of the Universe!
Writer Cullen Bunn says, “You don’t grow up in the day and age of my childhood without developing a deep and abiding love for Voltron, so writing the adventures of such an iconic giant robot is a real thrill and a treat. With this story, I hope to show a couple of different sides of Voltron, one vibrant and exciting like the old cartoons, and one a little more dark and even frightening. This dichotomy should be a lot of fun for readers and allow me to explore different sides of the characters involved. For me, Voltron has this mythic quality that I really want to delve into, and I’m excited to see what fans think of my contribution to the Voltron legend!”
Source Material #128: Voltron From The Ashes
About Radulich in Broadcasting
Mark Radulich has been an internet personality since 2004 with his Progressive Conservatism blog. He then took that blog to the airwaves and created a podcast for it. It then changed to PC Live. After that, he brought out the 411mania Ground and Pound Radio as well.
Also, Mark would partner up with another 411mania alum, Sean Comer, to create the movie franchise review podcast Long Road to Ruin and then Robert Cooper to create the metal album review podcast, The Metal Hammer of Doom. Robert Winfree took over the MMA show and then added his own podcast, Everybody Loves a Bad Guy. That’s when the Radulich in Broadcasting Network was born. Joining Winfree in having their own podcasts were super fan’s Jesse Starcher (Source Material). Finally Winfree and Radulich added a weekly movie review show to the ever growing lists of podcasts on the Network.
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About Source Material
Source Material is a comic book podcast that discusses some of the great and sometimes not-so-great comic book story arcs that have been published. Usually hosted by Jesse Starcher and his good friend Ronnie Adams. They bring on a multitude of guests to talk comic book storylines. Sort of like a book of the month club, but with comics. They also throw a dash of current events in every once in a while. Or just shoot the breeze with some of their “BS” episodes. Just trying to keep it casual and fun.
Podcasts are one of the greatest mediums ever. 10 years ago Jesse found himself driving back and forth to work with over an hour of travel time. Talk radio became something that he enjoyed and helped kill time during the commute. The problem was NPR never stayed completely interesting and his only other options were the ESPN network and the local channel that hosted religious programming. Always the same show… at the same time. It was pretty limited. About three years ago he discovered Podcasts and it changed how he spent much of his time. It opened up options to great niche content that he never even knew was available. After that, he got his first podcast gig on the From the Cheap Seats sports podcast with Jayson Teasley and became a co-host shortly after that.
His real passion, however, was comics. He managed to talk Mark Radulich into letting him do the network’s premier comic book podcast Source Material. This would give him a platform to chat with friends about one of his favorite hobbies. A tremendous opportunity. Also, recently Jesse has worked his way into becoming the third co-host, alongside Mark Radulich and Robert Cooper, of the Metal Hammer of Doom podcast. He loves music and a podcast about heavy-metal right up his alley.
The reason Ronnie started the Screaming Boy Podcast is that he’s always loved discussing things that he’s passionate about (as most anyone does). This gives Ronnie an opportunity to gather friends and likeminded (and sometimes not so likeminded) people together and talk, laugh and just have a good time talking about what they love. The biggest influence in this was Kevin Smith. While watching one of his “Evening With” specials, he gave his reasoning behind making Clerks. Hit or not, he made that. He left his mark. That inspired Ronnie. Thus, Screaming Boy was born. This opened up opportunities to become friends with other podcasts and be invited into the Radulich in Broadcasting Network who also plays the show and has given Ronnie the opportunity to co-host with Jesse Starcher on Source Material.