The Two Brandons

The Two Brandons
A pop culture conversation between writers Brandon Thomas (Excellence, Horizon, Noble, Miranda Mercury) and Brandon Easton (Transformers: War For Cybertron, Star Trek: Year Five, Vampire Hunter D: The Series)

32- Nostalgia Is Real
Nov 18, 2019 • 74 min
The Two Brandons return with another frank conversation about Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Disney Plus, The Mandalorian, and the seductive pull of nostalgia and the memories that power it… NOTE: CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE AND MINOR AUDIO DISTORTION…
31- Always Forward
Feb 27, 2019 • 74 min
The Two Brandons return after a long absence to discuss newly announced projects, and how to get back up when you’ve been knocked down by your own aspirations. WARNING: CONTAINS SOME MILD CUSSIN’
30- Forever
Mar 19, 2018 • 58 min
The Two Brandons record their first “weekend edition” episode, diving deep into the magnificence that was Black Panther and its multi-layered portrayal of blackness, in an emotional discussion that ends with second thoughts about The Last Jedi in light…
29- Grow Beyond (Dissecting Star Wars: The Last Jedi)
Dec 22, 2017 • 76 min
Star Wars: The Last Jedi reviewed
28- Raw & Untamed
Oct 13, 2017 • 92 min
In an explosive return for The Two Brandons, the new trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi is discussed, along with racism in comics retailing, a disastrous product launch for Nintendo, and the evolution of the Catalyst Prime universe from Lion Forge…
27- NOBLE & The Last Jedi
Apr 14, 2017 • 50 min
The Two Brandons return and dive headfirst into the motivations behind NOBLE and the Catalyst Prime universe, in addition to their first impressions of the initial trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi… WARNING: CONTAINS SOME STRONG LANGUAGE
26- Gone Rogue
Dec 21, 2016 • 65 min
The Two Brandons discuss their impressions of Star Wars: Rogue One (one of them really liked it, one of them didn’t really) and also look back at Star Wars: The Force Awakens one year after its release, and whether their thoughts on it have changed. An…
25- Process Junkies, v1
Dec 16, 2016 • 51 min
The Two Brandons return with a deep dive into their most recent and upcoming projects, offering a comprehensive look at the creative process, and plenty of tips and suggestions for aspiring creators on what it takes to write professionally. Also, a few…
24- Double Edge
Nov 29, 2016 • 82 min
The Two Brandons return with a wide-ranging discussion focused on the development process, and how its scope and function differs between creator owned and company owned projects. Also, our thoughts on how to strike back in the Age of Trump. WARNING:…
Jun 3, 2016 • 73 min
The Two Brandons return with their thoughts on DC Universe: Rebirth #1, Steve Rogers: Captain America #1, and the predictable potency of fan outrage. Also, the writers talk up their recently announced projects from Skybound/Image, IDW, and Marvel…
22- The Force Unleashed
Dec 23, 2015 • 92 min
The Two Brandons discuss Star Wars: The Force Awakens after an explosive PSA from Brandon Easton. Reviews, impressions, wild speculation, alternate story ideas—-this episode has everything you need and more! WARNING: CONTAINS MAJOR SPOILERS AND SERIOUS…
21- An Awakening
Oct 6, 2015 • 69 min
The Two Brandons return once again with news about Easton’s recent gig writing for Marvel’s Agent Carter series, vague exciting news of Thomas’ secret comics project, and a truckload of impressions, bold predictions, and barely contained excitement as…
20- It’s A Celebration!
May 4, 2015 • 67 min
The Two Brandons share their respective encounters with the pure, unadulterated heart of Star Wars fandom at SW Celebration, and discuss the greatness of Marvel/Netflix’s Daredevil series… WARNING: CONTAINS SOME STRONG LANGUAGE
19- Take The Win
Mar 20, 2015 • 71 min
The Two Brandons return with their surprising thoughts on the recent costume changes made to DC’s greatest heroes, and lament how quickly online discussion dissolves into rampant negativity and nit-picking…
18- Where’s The Love?
Dec 19, 2014 • 79 min
The Two Brandons close out 2014 with their impressions on the mid-season finales of Arrow and The Flash, the recently released teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and wonder how in this golden age of geek culture, some fans still can’t…
17- You Have FAILED This City!
Oct 24, 2014 • 85 min
The Two Brandons begin by heaping praise upon CW’s Arrow before things get heated while discussing the recently premiered Gotham show, and the recently unveiled slate of upcoming DC Cinematic Universe films. WARNING: contains strong language and massive…
16- Batman v Superman v Guardians
Sep 23, 2014 • 68 min
The Two Brandons return with thoughts on the importance of the now 300 million dollar grossing Marvel Studios’ release Guardians of the Galaxy, and what it could mean for Warner Brothers’ current attempts at birthing their own cinematic superhero…
15- New Hopes
May 4, 2014 • 74 min
The Two Brandons return with their impressions on the long-awaited casting announcement for Star Wars: Episode 7, and their thoughts on gender disparity within the franchise. Time is also spent discussing the recent Eisner-nomination for Easton’s work…
14- Clearing the Decks (Q & A, part 3)
Mar 21, 2014 • 77 min
In the last recorded installment of 2013, the Two Brandons tackle more viewer questions, discussing webcomics, how to market and promote projects, writer wage scales, and good habits that emerging writers should fully embrace…
13- Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and the Whitewashing of Genre Entertainment (Q & A, part 2)
Dec 3, 2013 • 55 min
The Two Brandons continue answering listener questions, and are led inevitably into an intense discussion about Marvel’s Agents of Shield and the larger issues surrounding the portrayal of persons of color in genre entertainment…
12- Finding and Maintaining a Creative Partnership (Q & A, part 1)
Nov 25, 2013 • 56 min
The Two Brandons return with the first in a series of episodes generated by your questions. In this installment, they discuss the best way to find, cultivate, and nurture a successful creative partnership, while avoiding many of the common pitfalls and…
11- Cruel Summer
Sep 12, 2013 • 116 min
The Two Brandons tackle this year’s session of summer movies, comparing their previous expectations with the sometimes harsh reality of the final products. They also examine the implications of a geek culture no longer completely within our control, and…
10- Comic-Con Wrap Up and The God Shot of Pacific Rim
Aug 5, 2013 • 86 min
The Two Brandons unpack everything they personally experienced at Comic-Con 2013, including bursts of inspiration, scattered reports of discrimination during the show, and a bout of “con crud” after the dust settled. They end with a discussion of…
9- Mighty Black Avengers and the Legacy of Milestone Comics
Jun 17, 2013 • 66 min
In a fiery discussion, special guest Joe Illidge returns to discuss the recently announced Marvel series Mighty Avengers, the misappropriation of Dwayne McDuffie’s name, and the legacy of Milestone Comics on the 20th anniversary of the company’s…
8- Shut Up, Nerd…
May 24, 2013 • 82 min
The Two Brandons passionately discuss their impressions of the recent film Star Trek Into Darkness, and the blurred line between honest critique and entitled geek whining/complaining regarding beloved properties and characters…
7- The Good and The Bad of Iron Man 3
May 10, 2013 • 65 min
The Two Brandons discuss what worked and what didn’t work in Iron Man 3, and also chat about the visual greatness of Oblivion, and the importance of evocative, powerful film scores in films and animation…
6- Summer Movie Preview 2013
Apr 12, 2013 • 62 min
The Two Brandons each discuss the upcoming slate of summer movies, and list their top five most anticipated releases, along with the reasons behind their particular spots on the list…
5- Submit
Apr 5, 2013 • 56 min
The Two Brandons discuss the recently announced Comixology Submit program, as well as developments in fan-favorite shows The Walking Dead and Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Also, why you really should be watching Arrow on the CW…
4- How It Looks
Mar 28, 2013 • 73 min
The Two Brandons are joined by former Milestone/DC Comics/Archaia Entertainment editor Joe Illidge to discuss the recent high profile creative departures from DC Comics, in addition to the aborted attempts to kill John Stewart . The new creative team…
3- The Criteria
Mar 20, 2013 • 68 min
The Two Brandons discuss which comics they’re loving to death right now, and what goes into convincing them to purchase certain books, while ignoring others…
2- Dreamcasting
Mar 13, 2013 • 53 min
The Two Brandons discuss the lack of innovation afflicting the modern video game industry, and look back on simpler times when games and the overall gaming experience was just better…
1- You Have To Buy It
Mar 8, 2013 • 61 min
The Two Brandons discuss in detail just what needs to happen if fans, retailers, and publishers are truly concerned about the lack of minority representation in the comics industry…