The Short Box

The Short Box
The Short Box is an award-winning comic-book and pop-culture podcast based in Jacksonville, FL, created in 2012 and hosted by Badr, Cesar, Ed, Ashley, and Drew. The show is on its sixth season of releasing weekly opinionated discussions centered around…

Ep.271 “Unmasked”
Dec 11 • 70 min
We had the opportunity to host a TEDxFSCJ panel alongside some of our favorite SBX alumni and hometown representatives of the geek/nerd scene
Ep.270 “My Mando”
Nov 27 • 100 min
The crew review the third episode of The Mandalorian and catch up on this week’s latest headlines and news
Bonus Episode: Into the Shrimpverse
Nov 22 • 46 min
Assistant GM of the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, Noel Blaha, stops by to talk about the club’s latest campaign, and custom comic book: Into the Shrimpverse. The project introduces Captain Crustacean and Dr. Cocktail Sauce into the Shrimp’s roster of…
Ep.269 “I Have Spoken”
Nov 19 • 113 min
Lars Lundquist, joins us to talk about the initial launch of Disney +, and a deep dive into the first two episodes of the Mandalorian and extended universe lore.
Ep.268 “Little Turbo”
Nov 13 • 92 min
the crew is reunited in full to recap the comic-swap food-drive, discuss the latest headlines, and listen to Cesar read fan fiction about his childhood
Ep.267 “Raunch Bomb”
Oct 30 • 102 min
We invited two zine creators & aficionados to dive into the subculture and it’s impact on pop culture and Jacksonville
Ep.266 “Head Nerd In Charge”
Oct 23 • 95 min
The crew catch up on relevant topics and headlines from this week including Kevin Feige’s latest promotion, HBO GO’s newest addition, and movie/TV news
Ep.265 “Comic-Con with Latwan”
Oct 9 • 87 min
We invited Latwan Holland from the River City Gaming Squad, to talk about some select topics from New York Comic-Con and X-men.
Ep.264 “Amanda Miller Interview”
Oct 2 • 50 min
The crew interview Amanda C. Miller about her roles as Sailor Jupitor, Boruto, and her many other anime and video game roles!
Bonus Episode: Gerald Home Interview
Sep 20 • 66 min
We teamed up with Ancient City Con to interview Gerald Home, the actor who has played Captain Verrack & Tessek (aka Squid Head) in Star Wars Return of the Jedi and Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors
Ep.263 “The Nice Guy”
Sep 18 • 106 min
The crew shared their favorite moments in comics penciled by the legend and deep dive into the extensive career, and many contributions provided by Mr. Perez.
Bonus Episode: Introducing Jax to Jax
Sep 16 • 76 min
The Short Box invite Toni Smailagic to talk about his upcoming book, Introducing Jacksonville to Jacksonville
Ep.262 “More B.S.”
Sep 11 • 98 min
We covered the latest Joker movie news & early reviews, the rise in popularity of Webtoons, Marvel’s latest collaboration with Shonen Jump, and catch up on fan mail!
Ep.261 Not Coming Home
Aug 28 • 101 min
Badr and Drew discuss a select few of their favorite DS3 news, and sadly speculate over their favorite webslinger’s unfortunate corporate mess.
Ep.260 Box Office Potential
Aug 21 • 90 min
the crew with Shaggy Black’s help discuss the New Mutants movie, plagiarism accusations against Hickman, and Popeye’s vs Chik-fil-a
Ep.259 “Bart of Darkness”
Aug 14 • 83 min
We interviewed one of the most prolific online Simpsons fanboy and collector, the bart of darkness, to talk about his massive collection of rare memorabilia and favorite episodes and moments of the franchise
Ep.258 “The Super Drought”
Aug 7 • 117 min
the crew discuss this week’s latest headlines including Spawn #300, the future of DC comics, and finally talk about The Boys
Ep.257 “Newish Comics”
Jul 31 • 96 min
Badr, Cesar, and Drew review a few of their favorite new comic series incl
Ep.256 Philistine-Con 2019
Jul 23 • 127 min
the crew recap comic-con and discuss the latest MCU phase 4 news
In Todd We Trust
Jul 10 • 111 min
Todd Mcfarlane gets the artist spotlight treatment in our latest installment of the series. His iconic work for DC, Marvel, and Image are all discussed in detail, and his many business ventures too
GAAM E3 Recap
Jul 3 • 80 min
Ryan Paul Thompson recaps in detail the GAAM team’s E3 experience this year and provides an insightful look into what it takes to plan for and succeed at the event
Old Guy Hour
Jun 26 • 106 min
Cesar and Ed bond over old guy music and both shed a tear hearing Badr’s comic book tastes mature. The crew also cover Vertigo’s cancellation, Moon Knight casting rumors, and Marvel’s tricky new Spider-Man roll-out
Comics, Generally Crossover
Jun 18 • 77 min
The Ohio-based comic book podcast duo, Comics, Generally, unite with the SBX for a podcast crossover episode! The two teams talk podcasting, conventions, and recount their Heroes-Con experience in detail.
“The Demmy’s”
Jun 11 • 139 min
Cesar creates a new type of award in celebration of all the topics covered in this week’s Short Box Stories segmentWant more and to support the show? Consider becoming a patron!
The Demmy’s
Jun 11 • 139 min
Cesar creates a new type of award in celebration of all the topics covered in this week’s Short Box Stories segment
Game of Thrones Last Watch
May 27 • 61 min
The crew perform their last Game of Thrones special episode by discussing the documentary and recounting their favorite heroes and deaths of the season and series
May 22 • 67 min
This episode contains audio from our joint LIVE podcast show with the Straight Chilling podcast! Centered around the movie and comic adaptation of the George A. Romero and Stephen King horror movie classic, CREEPSHOW
Game of Thrones Episode 6 Reaction
May 20 • 69 min
The crew review the last episode of this season and try their best to channel their emotions while Ed demands Wormbowl!
Game of Thrones Episode 5 Reaction
May 13 • 72 min
Confusion, skepticism, and a slew of other emotions are shared by the crew after this episode. Badr shares his worst season-finale prediction yet and the top 5 survivor list is revisited
TKO by Tze Chun
May 7 • 65 min
This interview with Gotham writer/director and TKO Studios co-founder, Tze Chun, has been long awaited and we’re happy to finally talk with the man behind our favorite new comic publisher about TKO, Batman, and representation
Game of Thrones Episode 4 Reaction
May 6 • 57 min
The crew review episode four still in shock and discuss Daenery’s possible spiral into madness, and champion power moves by Cersei and Sansa.
The Other Avengers Endgame Review
Apr 30 • 62 min
Badr, Cesar, Drew, and Walt go into even more detail about their reaction and review of Avengers Endgame and speculate what could be next for the MCU
Game of Thrones Episode 3 Reaction & Review
Apr 29 • 80 min
The crew have a very emotional recap of episode 3 and share their top 5 survivor list. Plus, bonus interview with Miltos Yerolemou, aka Syrio Forel, included!
Sanford Greene Interview
Apr 23 • 21 min
Sanford Greene’s artwork has graced the pages for MANY comic book publishers. The talented artist shared a few minutes to talk about his creator owned work, working with the legendary Pete Rock, and his thoughts on Luke Cage
Remix To The Remix
Mar 25 • 86 min
The crew talk about the finished Disney and Fox deal and what it means for Marvel and the movies. Ed talks in depth about his ideal Shang Chi movie and Walt calls in to share his excitement about Hickman’s return to Marvel.
Umbrella Academy
Mar 17 • 36 min
Badr, Cesar, and a very special guest review episode one of the new Netflix series, Umbrella Academy
Player Haters Club
Mar 11 • 60 min
The crew, sans Ashley, recaps the Captain Marvel movie and podcast event, revisits their initial reviews, and talk about meeting a Star Wars legend.
A Badr Story
Mar 4 • 99 min
Austin joins us to talk about our current reads and TV viewing, the Hellboy and Dark Phoenix trailers, comic-shop horror stories, and indulge in sharing our early predictions of the upcoming Captain Marvel movie.
James Cameron 2099
Feb 18 • 58 min
The crew gets candid when talking about their fans and share an important update. Ed gives his official review of Alita: Battle Angel and Badr stirs up some chaos.
Fetish Con
Feb 4 • 99 min
The whole crew is here this week to discuss the latest comic & pop-culture headlines and news: Ashley defends Punisher season 2, Affleck exits Batman, and George Perez gets a Short Box sendoff.
Celebrity Supermax
Jan 28 • 56 min
The Bags & Boards crew assemble to help Walt manage his comic pull-list, shuffle through X-men rabbit holes, and debate, Is Wolverine a nice guy?
Dragon Ball Super: Broly Review
Jan 16 • 45 min
Badr, Drew, and Chris chat after their screening of the new Dragon Ball Super movie. The group talks about Broly’s new origin story and what it means for fans and the future of the franchise.
Privilege Journal
Jan 14 • 80 min
Our semi-new segment makes a podcast world-premiere, the Punisher’s real journal is unearthed, and a fake news scandal rocks the Short Box Network!
The Alpha
Jan 7 • 106 min
The crew looks back at 2018 one last time to highlight and take the best pop-culture and comic book trends into 2019. Cesar also gives a harsh crash course into what the 80’s really was like, while Ed navigates Bandersnatch, and Badr shares TMI
A Fisherman’s Dream
Dec 30, 2018 • 96 min
Badr and Drew toast (again and again) to one more last episode of the year by discussing their least favorite comic book TV series, best comic series of the month, and reviewing Aquaman’s place in the DCEU.
Stan Lee Tribute Pt.2
Dec 20, 2018 • 118 min
The second part of our tribute picks back up with the creation of Spider-Man and covers Stan’s rise to prominence among college students, Hollywood, and the rest of the world.
Into the Spider-Verse
Dec 14, 2018 • 72 min
Badr and Cesar share their thoughts on “Into the Spider-Verse” immediately after their 1st viewing,and Ashley reviews the latest Avengers and Captain Marvel trailers, while giving a crash course on Harry Potter in the 2nd-half.
Stan Lee Tribute Pt.1
Dec 10, 2018 • 72 min
For everything Stan “The Man” Lee has done for comics and what he means to us, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that he gets a special two-part series. ‘Nuff Said!
Nerd Holiday Guide
Dec 3, 2018 • 97 min
If you’re looking for great comic-books, merch, and stocking stuffers for yourself or that special fanboy/girl in your life, we got you covered! Four local comic-shops and GAAM help steer us in the right direction for the holidays.
Black Friday
Nov 23, 2018 • 47 min
After scoring some great deals, Badr & Drew converse about the latest comic-book happenings, X-men X-Termination, Hellboy, and anticipation for the upcoming Spider-Man Spider-Verse movie
Born Again Live
Nov 19, 2018 • 87 min
This episode was recorded during our live show that took place at Coliseum of Comics Jax. The crew got to talk about Frank Miller’s classic Daredevil story arc surrounded by fellow comic heads, fans, and friends!
John Poveromo
Nov 11, 2018 • 70 min
Standup comedian and writer, John Poveromo, stops by before his show to talk about his comedy beginnings, inspirations, and to fanboy out on the genius of the X-Men animated series.
Mythology: Alex Ross
Nov 4, 2018 • 83 min
The 4th installment of our artist spotlight series is dedicated to the proclaimed “Norman Rockwell” of comics, Alex Ross. The crew dives into his career, highlights, and the elements of what makes his art revered by so many.
Pog Hustler
Oct 28, 2018 • 86 min
Ashley settles the debate between Namor or Aquaman, Badr gets horology wrong, and Cesar teaches him a hard lesson about comedy.
The Devil You Know
Oct 26, 2018 • 195 min
Badr and Cesar review Daredevil Season 3 in its entirety episode-by-episode. These reviews are also available as videos, make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel!
Family Friendly
Oct 8, 2018 • 87 min
This episode was recorded onsite at M.O.S.H. in front of our first live audience. Topics include the new Hellboy promo, Venom movie review, and a Q&A segment. A huge shout-out to the audience and museum staff that helped make this one happen!
Nate Does Short Box
Sep 27, 2018 • 79 min
One of Jacksonville’s most prolific food bloggers, Nate Does Food, stops by to talk with us about his start, food and restaurant recommendations, Jax hidden gems, and the true cost of making a dream a reality.
Sep 23, 2018 • 94 min
ShaggyBlack joins us to share his hot takes and review of the new Captain Marvel trailer, Joker origin movie, and we address Batman’s Bat-Pole backlash!
Hall of Heroes
Sep 10, 2018 • 64 min
Paul Bourcier & GAAM Ryan join us to talk about two premiere events taking place at MOSH in less than two weeks! The Hall of Heroes exhibit and Retro Hero GAAM Night will be here before you know it, so let us get you spun up on why you should go.
Jason’s Second Chance
Sep 5, 2018 • 58 min
Max Michaels stops by to announce the return of Ancient City Con and what to expect, and brings along Jason Marsden to talk about his voice acting career and Young Justice!
Ashley’s Pyramid Scheme
Aug 26, 2018 • 90 min
The crew reunites for an overdue opportunity to play catch up on personal matters, review the latest pop culture headlines and comic book news, and hear-out Ashley’s get-rich advice.
Turd In The Wind
Aug 5, 2018 • 84 min
We focus on highlighting a few key issues and comics from this week’s new releases, address the new Venom trailer, and discuss the large selection of comic book themed mobile games.
Make Mom Proud
Jul 29, 2018 • 113 min
The third part to our “Trust Your DJ” series; Mas Appeal helps cohost a Hip-Hop centric interview with the very talented Mal Jones & well respected Mr. Al Pete. And a new first for the show, is the first ever Short Box freestyle cypher!
New DC, Who Dis?
Jul 22, 2018 • 85 min
Shaggy Black guest cohosts with the crew as they go through San Diego Comic Con news and controversy. Drew provides a scathing review of the Titans trailer, and DC’s film & comic future are discussed.
GAAM Takeover
Jul 18, 2018 • 134 min
Ryan and the GAAM Mafia broke into the studio and took over the podcast! This crew stumbles through Instagram drama, hentai, behind the scene stories, and address why there isn’t an artist alley; because GAAM is not a con!
Wild Card
Jul 13, 2018 • 82 min
It’s a Bags & Boards edition of the show as the crew assembles to discuss June’s music offerings, the pettiest Lakers list in sports history, black cards, and Drew’s new superpower.
The Vision
Jul 8, 2018 • 72 min
Walt joins Badr and Ashley to discuss the New York Time’s comic book spoiler problem, this week’s new #1’s, and to pay our respects to comic legend, Steve Ditko.
Finger Suckin’ Good
Jun 24, 2018 • 91 min
The crew recaps their Heroes-Con experience and discuss Chris Hardwick, Batman’s wedding, Luke Cage Season 2, and Drew’s kinky love life with Black Mariah.
Live From E3
Jun 17, 2018 • 39 min
Ryan Thompson acts as our E3 correspondent and checks in with us on his way to the show’s closing ceremonies to talk about the event and upcoming releases. He also declares this years E3 winner and shares updates on GAAM.
The Cautionverse
Jun 14, 2018 • 56 min
Ben Henderson, the founder of Cautionary Comics, a new independent comic publisher with a roster that includes the talents of Chuck Dixon, joins us for an interview. Find out what it takes to start a comic book company and hear our new intro song!
Hero of the Weirdos
Jun 3, 2018 • 102 min
Hip-Hop extraordinaire and action figure photographer, Arsun F!st, joins us to celebrate our new international collaboration and talk about the toy collecting community, Han Solo, and a discussion on retirement in comics.
Booty Loops
May 19, 2018 • 141 min
The crew is back together with a lot to discuss; from the turn of events that led Badr to finally start GoT, the issue with Ryan’s gym selfies, prison wallets, Image comics turned TV series, and finally getting an answer to Cesar’s whereabouts.
Wakanda Hood Pass
May 13, 2018 • 105 min
This is a three-part review of Avengers Infinity War with Easter eggs, theories, hot takes, and spoilers galore. We’re back and season 5 starts now!
Fanboys In Cars
May 13, 2018 • 55 min
We’re proud to present something special for our milestone 200th episode. Badr, Drew, and Walt take to the car for funny conversations, comic book and pop culture references, and a look back at the shows legacy thus far. Watch the full video on our You…
Apr 2, 2018 • 102 min
The crew got back together to catch up on the latest comic book happenings, review Ready Player One, and listen to Drew get passionate about RiRi. Ashley is still on the run from the feds but finds time to celebrate Saga turning fifty.
The Tacoverse
Mar 18, 2018 • 90 min
We’re joined by a guest that rivals the Marvel OG’s knowledge of Marvel comics! Paul Bourcier, A Marvel freelance writer and comic historian joins us for an in-depth conversation about the importance of continuity, comic book indexes, and fan theories
Head Bitch in Charge
Mar 11, 2018 • 95 min
Catalina Alers-Alers, the overnight host of 97.9 KISSFM and the ‘But First Brunch’ podcast, joins the show to talk about her journey into the radio profession, her love of all things Jacksonville, and how to get the title of H.B.I.C. on your resume
Over 9000
Mar 3, 2018 • 105 min
The third installment of our Artist Spotlight series is all about the creator of the Dragon Ball franchise, Akira Toriyama! Press play and learn a couple of new and interesting tidbits about the manga icon and his legacy.
Full Plate
Feb 25, 2018 • 122 min
Paten Locke, Dillon Maurer, and Jay Myztroh of the Full Plate record’s family join the show to talk about the origins of the label, their creative process, the new Stono Echo album, and a surprising number of Tori Spelling references.
Wakanda Forever
Feb 17, 2018 • 66 min
Walt and the Marvel OG call in for a three-way discussion to share their thoughts and review of the new Black Panther movie, and attempt to unpack the themes and social commentary presented.
Feb 9, 2018 • 41 min
Matt Schulman, Keg and Coin managing partner, stops by the show to talk retro games, community, and what it took to start Jacksonville’s newest barcade in town.
Live From Fight Night
Feb 2, 2018 • 71 min
With the GAAM crew’s help, we host a fight night live from the podcast HQ to celebrate the release of Dragon Ball Fighter Z. Amongst the chaos and fun we record a series of interviews to review the game and share our thoughts on the franchise.
Babes Who Hustle
Jan 28, 2018 • 85 min
The founder of Babes Who Hustle, Chelsea, and Creative Director, Mara, join the show to give us a crash course in what being a BWH means, and what they’re doing to inspire and champion fellow babes in the community.
State Of The Union
Jan 22, 2018 • 68 min
It’s Ashley, Ed, and Badr together for the first time this year to address some of the highlights, news, and headlines of the first twenty days of 2018.
The Big Picture
Jan 14, 2018 • 139 min
Representatives from the Cultural Council, Jax Public Library, and Geek Street Radio help us bring in the new year with information about their ongoing book club, upcoming Black Panther screening, and a pulse check on the local arts scene.
Blueberry Tequila Cough Syrup
Dec 24, 2017 • 90 min
We are celebrating the holiday and wrapping up the year with one more episode by sharing our Star Wars review, and counting down a number of year end & best of nominations. There’s also an impromptu roast powered by Rum balls!
Spoiler Wars 2
Dec 15, 2017 • 59 min
We had a goal to record our reaction and review in less than 24hrs of the new Star Wars premiere. If you haven’t watched Star Wars TLJ, SPOILER WARNING! We discuss theories and our predictions of the franchise going forward.
Port of Earth
Dec 3, 2017 • 59 min
Image Comics & Top Cow writer, Zack Kaplan joins us for his return guest appearance to talk about his new alien arrival comic series, Port of Earth. In addition, we discuss his success with Eclipse and what it takes to keep the momentum going.
Extra Credit
Nov 30, 2017 • 64 min
Mega Ran is back to claim his three-peat guest appearance and he’s brought friends. Kadesh Flow and Alfred Banks join us hours before their performance to talk touring, new music, and the artistic process behind throwing a show.
Cute Enough For Chili
Nov 26, 2017 • 101 min
We talk about Justice League and attempt a spoiler free review of The Punisher. Ashley also shares her top three creepiest interactions at the shop, while Drew discloses his Rosario disdain.
Bags & Boards Vol.5
Nov 20, 2017 • 72 min
The 5th installment of our series that pays respect to the Short Box of past reunites Walt and Drew once again to share hot takes, reviews, and opinions on new comics and the latest industry news
The Pullout
Nov 12, 2017 • 104 min
The crew reunites to talk about the shakeups going on this week in the comic industry and in our very own backyard. Ed beats out Ashley for obsessive Norse God love, and spoiler warnings for Thor and Stranger Things!
Podcast Of Doom
Nov 5, 2017 • 101 min
The second installment of our Artist Spotlight series is all about the creator of Hellboy and the appropriately named Mignolaverse, Mike Mignola! All things Mignola is the focus for this episode, and we even called a special guest to join in.
The Peoples Choice
Oct 15, 2017 • 90 min
Thank you for voting us best local podcast! In return, we try our best to deliver a hard-hitting opinion piece before spiraling into the ridiculousness we’re known for. Join us in our round table discussion about Shaq Fu & the merchants of diabetes
The Short Box Meets Agent M
Oct 1, 2017 • 64 min
Ryan Penagos aka Agent M joined us to talk about his start at Wizard magazine, working for Marvel and shaping it’s digital and social media division, and some of the exciting things going on at the house of ideas!
King Kirby
Sep 17, 2017 • 117 min
The Marvel OG joins us for a celebration of the King of Comics: Jack Kirby. We share our praises, analyze the impact of the King, talk about IT, and get treated by an appearance from Etrigan-Z
Fin Fang Foom Money
Aug 27, 2017 • 83 min
Vacations are over and we’re back to business! Join us for an in-depth review of The Defenders and an overdue GOT recap, and of course we’re one step closer to unearthing Ashley’s cover band material.
The New 8-bit Hero
Jul 30, 2017 • 88 min
Joe Granato , director of the video-game documentary, “The New 8-bit Heroes”, talks with us about the August 11th special Pre-GAAM screening, Nintendo homebrew, and his journey creating a new 8-bit game for the NES.
Penis Parker
Jul 23, 2017 • 114 min
Ashley is preparing her Michelle Branch cover band debut while the rest of us take the new Spider-Man movie through our review gauntlet. We also discuss why we want more fast food team-ups in comics, and give a farewell to an American comic staple.
Trust Your DJ Pt.2
Jul 9, 2017 • 142 min
Nick Fresh and Mas Appeal join us for part two of our DJ appreciation episode. This time they bring along Duval rap icon, Tough Junkie, for a Tyler Durden style Q&A, and share more DJ stories and pet peeves.
Real Housewives of Comics
Jul 2, 2017 • 92 min
We’ve got a full cast together to discuss Ashley’s wild Heroes Con weekend and the trials and tribulations of comic book marriages. We plunge head first into the rabbit hole of the weird and crazy reasons why heroes and companies tie the knot.
Jun 11, 2017 • 106 min
We’re back in full force with Ashley and Adam back on the mics to tackle the new Black Panther teaser, and finally, give our review of the Wonder Woman movie! Even the Marvel OG makes a guest appearance to give some commentary.
Make GAAM Great Again
Jun 4, 2017 • 115 min
Another GAAM event is on the horizon, and that means the return of Ryan and Logan to the show. The GAAM Adventure Show is August 12th, and we wanted to know why you should attend and how to get in cheap. Ryan doesn’t hold back on this at all.
Tales From The True North
May 22, 2017 • 116 min
We took this episode for a ride way up north for an interview with Tony White, the managing editor of Canadian comic book publisher, Chapterhouse. We were then joined by the cool dudes of Reader’s Copy and the Comic Book Fiend Club!
Space Chlamydia
May 14, 2017 • 82 min
We spend some time reviewing the new GOTG movie, as well as recapping our free comic book day activities. Cesar also gives us a stern crash course into the Dark Tower series, and we welcome our new international listeners.
Violent Love
May 1, 2017 • 77 min
Frank J. Barbiere, writer for Image Comics, joins us to talk about his upcoming FCBD appearance and some of the many titles under his belt, including “Violent Love” Q& “Five Ghosts”. Ashley and Ed also share some info on next Saturday’s big events.
Trust Your DJ
Apr 23, 2017 • 126 min
DJ’s Nick Fresh and Mas Appeal take us on a crash course of DJ’ing 101. From what it takes to produce a mix, breaking new records, pet peeves of the job, Soul Train fan clubs, and highlighting The Looseness mix show!
Weekend At Cesar’s
Apr 16, 2017 • 101 min
Badr brings back Cesar early from recovery, despite doctor’s orders, to join the crew in discussing Marvel’s controversial PR nightmare this month, diversity, X-Men Gold, and Dr. Doom champions United Airlines.
Coming To a Theater Near You
Apr 8, 2017 • 97 min
We spend time discussing the new Spider-Man and IT trailer, while also analyzing the elements of what makes a trailer good or bad. Ed shares his thought’s on the current Kong and Godzilla franchise, and Ashley chimes in on Iron Fist.
Bags&Boards Vol.4
Apr 2, 2017 • 79 min
It’s been a while since Walt & Drew have been in the same room, but they made it happen just in time to beef with Scott Snyder, discuss Thor’s worthiness, X-Men conspiracies, and our higher end choices of trap music.
Social Justice League
Mar 27, 2017 • 123 min
Adam returns from K’un-Lun alongside the Marvel OG to assist us in discussing the new Justice League Trailer and the Iron Fist Netflix series. There weren’t enough snickers to go around for the surly cast, but we’ve got plenty of emails to read!
Straight Chilling
Mar 19, 2017 • 95 min
We finally get a chance to talk about Jordan Peele’s, “Get Out”, along with other horror and thriller movies. But we had to do it right, and invite Justin and Robbie from our favorite horror film review podcast, Straight Chilling!
Mr.Letson Goes to California
Mar 12, 2017 • 50 min
Al Letson graces the show for his three-peat guest appearance. The busiest man, formerly of Jax, shares his experience into the DC talent development workshop, running a Peabody award winning radio show, and how life on the west coast is like.
Snikt, Crackle & Pop
Mar 5, 2017 • 106 min
Back from a short hiatus, the crew is united again to discuss the new Logan movie, Inhumans casting, and catch up on fan mail! Thanks for the support and kind words, we promise no more sfx machines after this one.
Designed to Hit it & Quit it
Feb 12, 2017 • 83 min
Badr’s sound effects machine is put to the test as Cesar and Ed struggle to keep the show on course. The boys are left to themselves to talk about everything from new trailers to comic book child support in this one.
Nerd In The Know
Feb 2, 2017 • 85 min
There’s a new column in the FL Times Union that highlights all things geek and nerd here in Northeast Florida, and we’ve got the woman in charge to talk about it. Tiffanie Reynolds stops by to talk about journalism and the Jax nerd community.
Jan 22, 2017 • 87 min
It’s our 2017 homecoming episode. Ashley and Ed are back to unite the almost full crew. Everyone shares a pop-culture article and piece of news while Ed shares the truth serum, and we uncover more dark secrets from Ashley’s past.
My Kingdom For A Die
Jan 15, 2017 • 73 min
We highlight one of our favorite game stores, Cool Stuff Games, with the head honcho of the Jax location, Melvin Conyers. We learn the origin of the store and discuss some of the best titles that modern day gaming has to offer.
Bless Your Heart
Jan 9, 2017 • 109 min
Shaun Thurston and Dustin Harewood of the art collective crew, Bless Your Heart, help us bring in the New Year with a Q&A about Shaun’s start, the Phoenix art district, and present the first Weak Sauce Award of the year.
The Holiday Special Strikes Back
Dec 18, 2016 • 120 min
It’s our holiday special and year-end review episode in one, and it’s no surprise that it’s mostly Star Wars talk. We dish out our Rogue One reviews and share our best of 2016 list’s. This episode was powered by Hood Rich Cashley spiked rum!
Dec 11, 2016 • 98 min
Sarah Delaine, former PR & Marketing coordinator of Image Comics stops by to share her unique perspective on the world of comics and marketing. Plus, we have free tickets to give-away for the GAAM Secret Toyland party, find out how you can win them!
Flying Boner
Dec 4, 2016 • 118 min
In celebration of the return of X-Men Blue & Gold teams, we’re dedicating this one to our love of all things X-Men. We also finally learn the secret to Adam’s beef with Gambit, and the first taste test of Ashley’s highly illegal spiked cider!
Make Mine Short Box
Nov 20, 2016 • 139 min
The crew, past & present, come together to celebrate the past four years of recording and to usher in a new season with a movie review, more dark secrets from Ashley’s past, our best of 2016 list so far, and the debut of the new intro song!
Giant-Sized Spectacular
Nov 13, 2016 • 173 min
For our milestone episode, we’re taking you through a gauntlet of short, fun, and insightful interviews captured from the Hall of Heroes Con. Get to know comic creator’s like Zack Kaplan, Peter David, and more about this year’s GAAM and MOSH events!
Short Box Sanctorum
Nov 6, 2016 • 131 min
The Marvel OG joins the crew, with a returned Adam, to talk about the Doctor Strange movie and our reactions to the new Walking Dead season. Adam shows us how Luke Cage has changed him for the better, and Ed talks about the foodie life.
Suck It Trebek!
Oct 17, 2016 • 59 min
Wrapping up their Jax tour stop, Mega Ran and MC Lars, come on the show to address the Trebek beef, world tours, and Lars shares his origin story. These Nerdcore rap titans also premiere a few friendly words in rap form to the Jeopardy host.
I’m Not Barb!
Oct 16, 2016 • 104 min
The crew survived Hurricane Matthew to record another day! Cesar shares some highlights from his NYCC experience, we talk more in-depth about Luke Cage and the soundtrack, and read more fan emails than Cesar has impressions for.
Sweet Christmas
Oct 3, 2016 • 99 min
Logan Zawacki, project manager for one of Jacksonville’s most interesting companies, Sally Corp, is invited on the show to talk about the new Justice League interactive dark ride, “Battle for Metropolis”, and we share our review of Luke Cage.
Son of Slam
Sep 25, 2016 • 115 min
USWA Champion’s, Dagon Briggs and Jon Davis, stop by the show to talk about their upcoming match and rivalry. The crew takes a nostalgic trip down memory lane and learns a dark part of Badr’s past, and then discusses the future of comic books.
A Doc Ice Production
Sep 18, 2016 • 121 min
The visionary leader returns and brings us back to the dark/silver ages depending on who you ask. The crew discusses this week’s latest comic and movie news and Badr invites some friends to share promo codes with you listeners.
SBX Lost Episode
Sep 5, 2016 • 84 min
Two idiots, Adam and Drew, find their way into the studio to record a drunken whiskey fueled ramble about book clubs,Star Wars, and life. We’re really sorry.
Sock Weiner
Aug 28, 2016 • 124 min
Your favorite chums from the podcast are back and they’re flying by the seat of their pants. Script, what script? This is The Goldener era, we’re nothing but flow. We talk the future of Steve Rogers, Image titles ending, and of course, Star Wars.
The Goldener Era
Aug 26, 2016 • 127 min
When the cat is away, the mice will play! Mwuahahahaha…ahem…Adam and Cesar take the reins and course-correct the show toward a brighter horizon. Joined by Ed Dansart and Ashley, the crew welcomes with open arms Badr’s mystery replacement.
Cool Hand Ashley
Aug 14, 2016 • 114 min
The full crew is back together after surviving the epic GAAM VS show. They tally up their scores on DC’s Suicide Squad movie, Adam ensures Star Wars stays in the mix, and the truth behind visionary founder Badr. Keep those emails coming!
Jul 31, 2016 • 94 min
We’re joined by the creators of Jacksonville-born clothing brand, Bonsoir Southern Flea Market. It’s a brand championed by the likes of J.T. Thomas and Odell Backham. Malcolm, Jordie, and Stan give us the history and breakdown of their movement
The Fine Prinst
Jul 24, 2016 • 106 min
It’s a full house cast as we attempt to cover as many comic book trailers and news coming out of San Diego Comic-Con as possible. The crew is united by their love of Stranger Things and Adam goes outside the show for legal help.
The Passion of Badeer
Jul 17, 2016 • 105 min
We’re joined by Ryan of GAAM and Craig Young of Fan-Lexicon to talk about their upcoming August events here in Jax. Badr survives an onslaught of mispronunciation and our first ever blooper reel. Send us your haiku’s at [email protected]!
Do You Even Short Box Bro?
Jul 10, 2016 • 110 min
Adam’s back and he doesn’t waste time trying to take the host throne! The guys also spend a good amount of time convincing Badr to start GOT and proving that he may be a Stan Lee megalomaniac.
A Convo with Drew
Jul 2, 2016 • 61 min
Just in time for Fourth of July festivities! We kept this episode light hearted with a conversational piece between Badr and Drew. In true bags and boards fashion, they play catch up with what they’ve been reading, watching, and listening to.
From One To Loki
Jun 26, 2016 • 85 min
Ashley Lanni Hoye joins the crew to discuss a plethora of random topics. From the new E3 video-games coming to claim our wallets in December, Dark Knight 3 review, fan fictions, and Badr’s first time at a USWA match; this episode covers a lot.
Got Gimmicks?
Jun 12, 2016 • 96 min
USWA Champions, Dagon Briggs and Jon Davis, join us for a crash course on all things wrestling, their origin stories, and the indie circuit here in FL. Everything leads up to the USWA: Red, White, and Bruised championship bout in two weeks!
Geoff Johns FTW
Jun 5, 2016 • 91 min
The Short Box trifecta is back to talk about actual current comics! After singing our praises for Geoff Johns and Rebirth we discuss Civil War 2, X-Men Age of Apocalypse, and Matt Attack tells us how he really feels.
Bags&Boards Vol.3
Jun 1, 2016 • 105 min
Live from Memorial Day and MegaCon weekend is another installment of our throwback Bags&Boards segment. The original members of the show team up to bring you a discussion from the latest comic book happenings and the music in their rotation.
Some Thor Sh*t
May 22, 2016 • 122 min
We continue our discussion of Civil War with none other than, The Marvel OG. Cesar test runs a new segment, we review the latest TMNT trailer, and the OG shares insight on the Black Panther’s history and his comic gripes.
Civil War
May 15, 2016 • 110 min
We’re back with our thoughts and opinions on the newest Captain America movie. After dissecting the differences in the comic and movie; we take time to honor the genius of Darwin Cooke and share a special Short Box exclusive promo.
Wunna Punshara Mahnnn!!
May 1, 2016 • 113 min
We take a chance to catch up with the latest comic and movie news, as well as highlight all the things happening in Jax for Free Comic Book Day. Badr struggles to defend his Marvel card and we’ve got some words for the new X-Men trailer.
It’s Hard Being A Hedgehog
Apr 17, 2016 • 115 min
We give our thoughts on the new comic book movie trailers and Archie Comic’s artist, Adam Bryce Thomas, joins us for an in-depth interview about drawing for Sonic the Hedgehog and what it takes to make it in the comic business.
Pulled Porkin’s
Apr 10, 2016 • 107 min
We get around to covering our picks from the Image Comic Expo and DC Rebirth coverage. Badr commits a party foul and there’s a ton of emails to be read. Keep the emails coming and let us know your thoughts on our next commentary episode!
Apr 3, 2016 • 115 min
It’s the summer of punch your best friend in the face blockbusters and we’ve been inspired! It’s a full house when we try our best to have a discussion about Batman Vs Superman, answer emails, and we pick more champion picks than you could ask for!
One Batch, Two Batch
Mar 20, 2016 • 111 min
Adam’s back! After confessing our love for Daredevil Season two in its entirety we’re joined by Max Michaels, who share’s all the details for the upcoming Collective Con show coming April 1st. This is not a joke and the spoilers are very real!
Forgot About Strange
Mar 14, 2016 • 101 min
This one has trash talking, our reactions to the new Civil War trailer, thoughts on casting Iron Fist, more trash talking, and a visit from the owner of Monsters in My Closet. All of this in one episode plus a visit from a new challenger!
Check Out My Wikipedia
Feb 29, 2016 • 126 min
We finally got a chance to interview the long overdue Hip-hop triple threat, Mr. Paten Locke! Aside from a trip down memory lane, we learned a lesson in braggadocios and talked about our appreciation for the X-Men’s often overlooked man of steel.
Death by Zamboni
Feb 21, 2016 • 95 min
The title lets you know we’re about to review our favorite Merc with a Mouth! But we also find time to discuss the new Daredevil trailer, NY Toy Fare, Cesar’s feminine side, and we catch up on emails.
Tightly Knit Duo
Feb 8, 2016 • 96 min
International cosplay model, Jenifer Ann, and renowned costume designer, Candy Keane, stop by the show to talk about life in the professional cosplay business and the do’s and don’ts of convention life.
Rappin’ With Spidey Pt.2
Feb 1, 2016 • 100 min
This is the second part to the in-depth review of Marvel’s Hip-Hop variants hosted by the Altered Egos Comics Podcast. Learn how about the covers and how hip-hop and comic culture intersect with Badr, Zane, and Jon. Check out
Nobody Puts Brett In The Corner
Jan 25, 2016 • 94 min
Brett Ricketts of stops by to join us to talk about our latest partnership. We also took time to highlight the latest comic book and movie news that you guys and gals have shared with us! Keep sending those emails and comments.
Jalapeno Jack
Jan 8, 2016 • 39 min
It’s our first episode of 2016 and we’ve got a solid forty minutes of Champion Season, our review of the new Cloverfield trailer, and we share in bonding time over Erik Larson
The Holiday Special
Dec 23, 2015 • 99 min
Christmas is upon us so the Marvel OG stops by. We real-time review the new X-Men Apocalypse trailer and take a trip down memory lane of our favorite holiday moments of the past. Plus special return appearance by Dr. Strange and Wong!
Spoiler Wars
Dec 19, 2015 • 63 min
In the midst of all the Star Wars frenzy this weekend we’ve gathered to talk a very SPOILER FILLED episode breaking down our reactions and thoughts on the new movie. Do yourself a favor and listen to this episode after you’ve seen Force Awakens.
Landenberger With The Works
Dec 8, 2015 • 96 min
Designer and artist Chad Landenberger joins the crew for a round table discussion of the latest comic book movie trailers and an in-depth chat about Jessica Jones. Adam champions the best TV series out and we find time to read a few emails!
Short Box Fanboys
Nov 30, 2015 • 90 min
We’ve got interviews from Mega-Con Fan-Days with Rob Hunter, Mike Perkins, Cully Hamner, and Tim Townsend for the first half, and a classic round table discussion with Walt, Badr, and Drew on the latest news in the nerd world to close it out.
Video Game Jesus
Nov 23, 2015 • 89 min
We invited GAAM Ryan to fill in for a very video game centric episode. Dustin Gartenbush, owner of Video Game Rescue, sits with us to talk the rise of a new retail empire, the video game hustle, and we take a stroll down 16bit memory lane.
Rappin’ With Spidey
Nov 17, 2015 • 83 min
Badr was invited as a special guest on the Altered Egos Comics Podcast for an in-depth review on Marvel’s Hip-Hop variant initiative. Learn how hip-hop and comic culture intersect and look for part two next month on
The Droids You Were Looking For
Nov 10, 2015 • 137 min
It’s the Star Wars themed show you all asked for and well-deserve. We enlist a full cast for a round table discussion of the most popular franchise in pop-culture. We cover the impact, facts, and random tidbits from the movies to the comics
The Goddamn Aquaman
Nov 4, 2015 • 160 min
Two episodes in one! Ep.108 finds the crew back for a second round of various topic discussions about the latest geek and pop-culture news. Ep.109 is audio and interviews from last week’s North Florida Comic-Con show with local vendors and creators.
The Kingdom Bum Reading Show
Oct 27, 2015 • 22 min
Adam Wollet and Action Lab Comic’s present a live reading of Kingdom Bum #1. Adam enlists comedian, Cesar Cordero; comic professor, James Greene; Superhero Hive managers Neil and Jon, and Brett from Jax Nerd for an astonishing recording.
North Florida Life
Oct 20, 2015 • 88 min
It’s our first two-part bonus episode of the season. Badr, Cesar, and Ed shoot the breeze in-between episodes and we invite Greg Hopkins of North Florida Comic-Con and Amanda Marron from Extra-Life for a Q&A about their upcoming events.
Rated E
Oct 12, 2015 • 93 min
Adam is back! And he’s brought exclusive insight into his new comic, “Kingdom Bum”, being published by Action Lab. We also share news and articles from NYCC and Cesar comes close to championing something from his old intangible days.
Oct 5, 2015 • 76 min
Just hours before his performance here in Jax, we were honored to have teacher turned rapper and respected hero of the nerdcore rap community, Mega-Ran aka Random, stop by to talk about his origin story, Capcom, and new album, “RNDM”.
Trollin’ Dirty
Sep 28, 2015 • 104 min
Cesar and Drew tackle Badr’s barrage of troll worthy topics. The guys discuss various costume reveals for the upcoming fall superhero TV shows, the X-Men’s latest struggle, and take sides with The Winter Soldier against DC’s flavor of the week
Puff of Smoke
Sep 7, 2015 • 112 min
The last music themed episode was such a hit, we interviewed another hometown band! The trio that make up, Moyamoya, guest on the show to talk about instrumental music, the five year process of their debut album, and their upcoming show in October.
Wollet Was Right
Aug 31, 2015 • 83 min
Down their main fact checking wizard the guys try their hand at catching up with all the latest comic book news, movie rumors, and television. Learn why you should never mush Stephen Amell in the face and our theories on the catalyst for Civil War.
Gods and Podcasters
Aug 25, 2015 • 102 min
It’s been a long time coming but we’re proud to present our milestone 100th episode! In this one we premiere the first ever Short Box brand of DVD commentary. DC’s latest animated film “Justice League: Gods and Monsters” is the lucky first victim.
Aug 10, 2015 • 109 min
Before our big 100th episode, we present the funkiest Q&A in podcast history! Down two co-hosts Badr and Cesar team up with the new podcast in town, The Errthang Show, hosted by Jax Renaissance man, Al Letson; and rapper extraordinaire, Willie Evans.
Hidden Cat-Claw, Sea Cycle Style
Aug 3, 2015 • 101 min
We’re taking it back to our roots with a music themed episode. Local hometown hero’s turned nationwide touring premiere band, The Sea Cycles, guest star on this episode. Find out what synth pop is really all about and why Tinder is a viable champion.
The Interview
Jul 28, 2015 • 30 min
Because the fans demanded it, we finally got the audio to Badr and Cesar’s collaborative interview with IGN Netherlands! While attending FCBD in Amsterdam the guys got a chance to interview DC comic’s artist duo, Ivan Reis and Joe Prado.
Jul 20, 2015 • 99 min
With only a couple of days before GAAM’s next big show, we invited GAAM Ryan and special cosplayer guest, Ann Marie. Get all the information you need for the Jax event of the year you shouldn’t miss, plus the secrets to a perfect Deadpool cosplay.
Slightly Touched
Jul 13, 2015 • 134 min
The bands back together! It’s the welcome home episode we hinted at. Badr and Cesar recount their adventures in Europe and share their experiences with the comic book culture and locals.
Chris Hates The World
Jul 7, 2015 • 124 min
Comic talk! What we’re reading, what you should be reading, and what we do and don’t like about the post-secret war Marvel lineup. Also, Chris is wrong. Stay tuned till the very end for a very important reveal that will change the course of the show!
Reverse Adam
Jun 30, 2015 • 125 min
Who’s the greatest movie character of all time? We have no idea, but that didn’t stop us from talking about it. Plus, Heroes Con recap, and the one and only Iron Man Jax Joins the crew to talk about the new Spider-Man casting, movie rumors, and more.
Keep on Cruisin’.
Jun 16, 2015 • 129 min
HYPE LEVEL 9000! Two awesome events, Level Up and GAAMvengers are right around the corner and we have the details. And that’s not all! Brett Ricketts and RJ Jojola join us to talk about all things nerdy. Last but not least…RIP Sir Christopher Lee.
The Black is Silent.
Jun 2, 2015 • 126 min
His journey was long and arduous, but the months spent honing his skills via e-mail and Facebook posts paved his way to victory. The Short Box is proud to present Matthew Stinson, bringing the Matt Attack! straight to your ear holes!
It smells like the ’90s.
May 26, 2015 • 136 min
The Professor, James Greene, returns from his year of time traveling to regale us with tales from comic book past. Founding member, Drew Torres, talks Flarrow, and Adam doesn’t even make it out of the intro without making a shocking discovery.
I can see your boob.
May 18, 2015 • 91 min
Fury Roads, women name Furiosa, and the men who hate them. Cosplayer and artist, Darci Pelham, joins us to talk about DC television, why you should be watching anime, and why Mad Max is the beginning of the end for men everywhere.
What does the Badr say?
May 11, 2015 • 101 min
Sneak Attack! We said there wouldn’t be an episode this week, but we just can’t stay away! Coming at you on the tails of Collective Con, the crew goes guest-less and talks about the debut of Marvel’s Secret Wars.
Not Everyone’s Boinkin’
May 5, 2015 • 122 min
Another episode for the ages! It wouldn’t be the Shortbox without a Milligan on the show to talk Marvel movies. Fan favorite, The Marvel OG, Joe Milligan, joins us to talk Age of Ultron, Suicide Squad, and the new batwing. Excelsior!
Jay’s a Brony
Apr 28, 2015 • 130 min
Adam and Ed bring on friend of the show, Jay, to help tackle last week’s controversial topics such as Iceman coming out of the closet, Juggalo Joker, and oh, hey look! Comics! We miss you Badr and Cesar.
Going in Blind
Apr 20, 2015 • 140 min
The nerd world tries to break The Short Box: Batman v Superman, Star Wars, Daredevil, and Mega Con all dropped since last episode. Comic book guru, Jonathan Sanders, and local author, RJ Jojola join us to break it all down.
Punchin’ a B*tch
Apr 7, 2015 • 120 min
The Shortbox Reboots! All new uncanny FIRST EPISODE in a bold new direction. Super Counter Girl, Amber, returns to regale us with astonishing tales from the comic shop. Controversy Corner debuts, and Michael bay won’t leave our childhoods alone.
Keyboard Warriors
Mar 24, 2015 • 97 min
A turtle dies…maybe. The Killing Joke rears its head again, bringing us another cover controversy. Another contest is announced, and the cast breaks some big, but sad news.
Saturday Con-tunes
Mar 16, 2015 • 114 min
Everything you need to know about the upcoming Collective-Con coming to Jacksonville May 8th is right here! We learn what and who we can expect at this very promising con, Cesar continues to champion tangible things, and a new segment is premiered.
Mar 3, 2015 • 124 min
We’ve got an exclusive piece of news to share! With the help of our mystery guest we cover not one, but all aspects of fandom on this show. The winners of the first Short Box giveaway are announced! It’s the surprise heads up episode you can’t miss
Power Ranger Mafia
Mar 3, 2015 • 125 min
The Big Kahuna himself, Neil Sindicich, owner of both Superhero Hive and Superhero Beach comic shops, guests on the show. Neil breaks down what it takes to own a comic shop, Badr exposes the truth behind the Power Rangers, and Cesar honors Mr.Nimoy.
The Short Box Mixtape
Mar 3, 2015 • 136 min
Another double sized episode! Twice the content, still the same price: FREE-ninety-nine. The first part is a special episode starring the original short boxers, Drew and Walt, followed by audio from an exclusive interview we did for EU magazine!
The Big Black Thing
Feb 22, 2015 • 101 min
Get your mind out the gutters Short Boxers! The crew gathers for a roulette style conversation about the latest pop culture news, articles, and links, and a fan email sparks a serious conversation. Badr even champions a Dark Horse comic!
White On!
Feb 16, 2015 • 154 min
The Marvel OG Pops is on the show and he’s got a lot to get off his chest when it comes to the new FF trailer, Marvel title’s, and his own origin is revealed. Ed gives us a tutorial on the life of Wally Wood and we finally give DC comics a spotlight.
Feb 1, 2015 • 91 min
Very good friend Clay Doran becomes a two-time guest! He’s got a release party for the premiere of Grim Times Comic #2 and he wants you there. The crew talks about the new Fantastic Four trailer before getting into some emails and champions.
Nerd Shaming
Jan 26, 2015 • 98 min
There’s a new RPG tabletop game in town and it goes by the name of “Ultimum”. Special guest, Christian Muckler, tells us why you need to need to get involved! The Marvel universe isn’t ending just yet and Adam finally gets his revenge.
Jan 18, 2015 • 100 min webmaster and writer in charge, Erik Slader, joins the show to talk about the best of Spidey, DC, and explains just who the hell the Sentry really was. Adam falls out of love and Ant-Man is spotlighted with a brief history lesson.
The Episode Without Fear
Jan 5, 2015 • 83 min
The Short Boxers are back with their first episode of 2015! The crew lists their top five favorite artists and writers to look out for this year, Adam has more rumors and movie news to share than ever before, and our first Matt-Attack of the year.
A Very Special Short Box X-Mas
Dec 23, 2014 • 86 min
Happy holidays Short Box Nation! The crew gathers one more time this year to list their top 5 champions of 2014. Adam lets us know how he really feels about new comic costume revamps and everyone joins in on a holiday reading.
Dec 16, 2014 • 87 min
The title says it all, Badr enlists some help from Drew and Chris to discuss the mid-season finales of Flash, Arrow, and Agents of Shield. Adam shares some updates concerning Sony’s possible collaboration with Marvel and a silent issue is championed.
Teppanyaki 1000
Dec 8, 2014 • 96 min
Ed’s back! We highlight the new batch of movie trailers including Star Wars and share our thoughts on the Suicide Squad casting. Things get awkward when Badr lets out a spoiler and Adam teams up to champions the new Arrow and Flash crossover.
Bags And Boards Vol.2
Nov 26, 2014 • 74 min
Badr brings the show’s one man band, K.L.A, to Orlando to visit Walt. The crew tries to make sense of Interstellar, share their current favorite music picks, tag team champion Rick Remender’s Deadly Class comic, and KLA’s new Pastel Color project.
Flaccid Burritos
Nov 18, 2014 • 73 min
The crew gathers during a tornado warning to talk about their love for CW’s The Flash and Arrow. Ed’s still missing so Chris fill’s in, Cesar is Born Again, and Adam puts dear old Aunt May to rest…rumors that is. Keep sending us those emails!
Ed Auditions For Wong
Nov 10, 2014 • 106 min
The crew returns sans Ed with a special fill-in from the past. The Marvel Phase 3 movie lineup is addressed, Adam confirms the latest rumors, and things get pretty tense when Interstellar is championed. We even find time to read some of your letters!
Adamantium O-Face
Oct 20, 2014 • 107 min
It’s the return of the all comic book talk episode! The crew is back to discuss NYCC and Marvel’s future, Adam clears up Fantastic Four rumors, Cesar debuts the one true Canadian Wolverine, and Badr destroys the English language one name at a time.
Calling All Gamers
Oct 13, 2014 • 75 min
We’re all about helping the kids anyway we can, so we invited Amanda from Extra-Life, a video game themed charity, to tell us how we all could help. We also interview Tyga, the host of Jacksonville’s newest video-game podcast, Storm Unity
Oct 6, 2014 • 78 min
It’s more voice acting and impersonations than you could ask for! Jazz Walker and Miss Fushi stop by to talk about Kijah Studio’s newest indie film and school us on Twitch. Cesar gives his review on “Annabelle” and battles to keep his co-host slot.
What’s Up My Nigma?
Sep 29, 2014 • 84 min
As promised, part two from last week! The crew reviews the pilot episode for Gotham, Cesar takes on Thanos and Kiss, Adam talks about his visit at Halloween Horror Nights, and Ice-T makes a cameo! Order the MOYAMOYA album:
Eye For An Eye
Sep 18, 2014 • 54 min
The tail end of Marvel’s latest comic event, “Original Sin” unites the crew alongside a friend of the show, Jay, to try and piece together the puzzle of this event. Champion season will be continued next episode!
Joe Milligan Likes Joe Milligan
Sep 9, 2014 • 90 min
It’s the part two that we promised last episode. Marvel OG Pops and the crew debate Wolverine’s popularity and up-coming death. Things get serious when diversity in comics is brought up but cool down for the first ever father-son champion season.
First Family or First Felons?
Aug 25, 2014 • 83 min
Marvel OG Pops takes the crew back in time with some old school Marvel summer reading. Fantastic Four, John Buscema, Golden Age vs Marvel Now, and Guardians of the Galaxy are all discussed by Pops. Part one of a fantastic giant sized episode.
The Busiest Man In Jacksonville
Aug 9, 2014 • 130 min
Cesar makes a new best friend in Al Letson, entrepreneur of the arts and purveyor of comics. Al has a new comic coming out, Imperfect, the crew cosigns and you should too! We got a feeling there’s something for everyone in this champion season.
Shim Who Wields The Hammer
Jul 28, 2014 • 93 min
Your favorite Short Boxers are back together to talk shop, controversies, and updates from San Diego Comic Con. In addition Cesar finally joins the new century and Badr has found the answer to the struggle. BEST OF ALL NO STATIC OR FEEDBACK!
GAAM-Box Episode 3ish
Jul 13, 2014 • 33 min
It was the night of the GAAM Fantasy Summer 2014 Show and not a soul was stirring, well except The Short Boxers. For those of you who missed out on this epic event consider this one a recap of the nights events.
GAAM-Box Episode 2
Jul 5, 2014 • 103 min
Saturday July 12th,GAAM is throwing their art/music event based on Final Fantasy 7! You’ve heard us mention the show plenty but Ryan and Kyle are back to give us the final details on the event and what you can expect out of this can’t miss party.
Life Leave Me Alone
Jul 3, 2014 • 98 min
It’s a big step forward for the Short Box. The first ever Skype interview with good friend Matt Fisher, creator of Richmond Virginia’s comic and culture podcast, Life Leave Me Alone. Matt talks origins and interviewing Brian Wood and Mike Allred.
Jojola’s Sex Tip Column
Jul 3, 2014 • 103 min
Adam brings Ashley Hoye back on the show to give a recap of this year’s Heroes-Con. Newbie comic book collector in training, Chris Jojola, represents for all the aspiring Short Boxers out there and champion season highlights a new type of Outcast
Friends,How Many of Us Have Them?
Jun 26, 2014 • 96 min
Grim Times are to be had all around when Clay Doran stops by the show. Creator of the latest indie comic,”Grim Times Comic”, sits down with the Short Boxers to talk about inspiration through bad luck and helps repair a strained friendship.
The Short Box In Space
Jun 19, 2014 • 67 min
The crew interview Josh and Jacqueline Rudloff, creators of the space comedy comic, “Dan in Space”. They learn the magic phrase to get into New York City Comic-Con and Adam ponders being a locksmith as a side hustle. PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THE INTRO.
Rumor Has It, The Holocaust Sucked
Jun 14, 2014 • 102 min
The Short Boxers are reunited to discuss the latest rumors, conspiracies, and hunches surrounding a lot of upcoming Marvel projects. Cesar champions an emotional state, Ed favors giants named Andre, and Badr advocates an elderly Daredevil.
Summer School With Professor X
Jun 4, 2014 • 112 min
The first episode of Season 2 kicks off with a crash course on the more technical side of comic book making. The Short Boxers chop it up with art professor and comic creator, James Greene, and Cesar gets Xtremley Xcited about the new X-Men movie.
The Really Big 50th Episode
May 25, 2014 • 211 min
It’s a Short Box celebration when the new and original cast team up to bring you three and half hours of comic-book and comedy free for all. Consider this one a thank you to all the fans who’ve been with us from the beginning and the new comers.
A Cosplay on Words
May 14, 2014 • 93 min
Badr and Cesar have their hands full when they delve into the particular world of cosplay and fan-girls. The talented ladies trifecta from Beyond Imagination Cosplay, Rj, Keia, and Jae, stop by to help the boys out.
Rhino’s Don’t Have Paws
May 4, 2014 • 78 min
The Short Boxers assemble to share their critique of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Ed catches the crew up to speed about out of town conventions and hometown love. Cesar champions his favorite neighbor and Badr and Adam have a case of spider fever.
Apr 27, 2014 • 78 min
It’s a GAAM invasion on The Short Box! Ringleader Ryan Thompson brings fellow GAAM-bassadors Kyle Lybrand and Jannelle Hernandez to promote July’s Final Fantasty themed show and Badr and Cesar share some unique choices for the champion segment.
Enter The Morlock
Apr 19, 2014 • 73 min
North Side Jax prepare yourself for a comic shop of your own! Cesar and Badr get to know Andy Morlock, owner of the soon to be open Northside Comics store. The Short Boxers also welcome Pamela Robie, professional nerd girl correspondent zoologist.
Too Many People In The Elevator
Apr 12, 2014 • 101 min
Another double sized episode as the short boxers welcome back fan favorite, The Marvel OG, Joe Milligan. The cast share their review on the new Captain America movie and the OG tells another classic old school Marvel story.
Cesar’s Authentic Spirit of Vengeance
Mar 29, 2014 • 92 min
The one you’ve all been waiting for. The crew is back together to share their Mega-Con stories! But first they have to square away a minor dispute about a certain hell spawn motorcyclist. Audio from the Short Box’s encounter with Stan Lee included.
Bags And Boards
Mar 22, 2014 • 82 min
It’s Mega-Con weekend in Orlando, FL. The original short boxers reunite for a long overdue recording. Walt and Drew fill Badr in with what they’ve been up too and champion more selections than should ever be allowed in one episode!
It’s Just A Little Pre-Con Baby
Mar 15, 2014 • 81 min
Badr, Cesar, Adam, and Ed unite to talk nerd girl crushes and expectations for the Mega-Con convention this weekend. The Crypt keeper is shunned for being a bad wingman and Jacksonville’s green monster are among the champions selections
Coffee Makes Me Run Fast
Mar 8, 2014 • 72 min
Returning guest Jack Twatchman sits down with Cesar and Badr to promote his latest venture, Brew Five Points. The crew dissembles every hater’s argument of the Flash and champion season finds a villain and an unlikely movie being heralded.
I Only Have Eye-Balls For You
Mar 1, 2014 • 78 min
Funny man Cesar Cordero is back on the show! Joining Badr,Adam, and Ed. The crew discusses Marvel’s upcoming summer movie and comic blockbusters. In addition the crew shares a startling revelation of the debauchery of comic book father figures.
The JaxShortHustle Swing
Feb 15, 2014 • 79 min
It’s a podcast host convention! Badr invites Willis Leroy of the Side Hustle podcast and the ladies trio that make up the Jax Core podcast.The quintet discuss all things Jacksonville and podcast related. In the end an unlikely team-up is birthed all in…
Keep Your Brown Out of My Comics
Feb 1, 2014 • 90 min
We finally get around to completing the Black Hive Comics and More trifecta! Jonathon Sanders, Your Friendly Neighborhood Comic Manager, is invited on the show to discuss the recent movie news of TMNT, Superman/Batman, and X-Men Days of Future Past. Th…
Counting Numbers with Mr.Kent
Jan 4, 2014 • 75 min
First episode of the New Year! Badr has assembled Adam and Ed to welcome first guest of 2014, geek writer, Ricky Kent! The crew breaks down top sellers and comics of the past month, as well as championing their top 10 items of the past year.
Walker Texas Bang’em
Dec 28, 2013 • 85 min
Our last recorded episode of 2013! Badr is joined by Drew and Grant in welcoming longtime friend, Walker Leary. The crew gets nostalgic with tales from the “Tai” days of Sun Coast Comics. Sibling rivalries and video game hardships.
A Very Short Box X-Mas Special
Dec 14, 2013 • 105 min
It’s our holiday/one year anniversary double sized episode! With only a few days left to go before Christmas, Ashley Hoye and Adam team up with Badr and surprise guest, Walt!
A Comic-Book Duet
Nov 30, 2013 • 68 min
With no special guests to interview, Badr and Adam keep it simple. The duo keep it 100 percent comic talk in this ep. Topics range from the new Ms. Marvel, Thor 2, and the upcoming Marvel and Netflix shows!
A Guy’s Girl Guide to Turtle Soup
Nov 9, 2013 • 57 min
Drew is back to join Badr in interviewing Editor-in-Chief of VOID magazine and author of “A Girl’s Guide to Football Fanaticism”, Blythe Brumleve! Ryan Thompson makes another welcomed return to discuss the December 7th GAAM event.
The Tough Issues
Oct 26, 2013 • 71 min
The Short Box cast has no trouble tackling a wide range of topics… From Scarlett Johansson’s hair, to Frog Punks, to Sara Pichelli, and old school comic monologues. Badr brings on a new regular cast for their inaugural episode.
Reckless Driving
Oct 12, 2013 • 74 min
Adam Wollet gives GAAM a challenge making this his third guest appearance! Aaron Hazouri, creator of Toaster Guy comics, also stops by to talk ComiXology and his new web comic. Drew is back in town and the cast gets a surprise visit.
Short Box Alpha 3
Sep 21, 2013 • 101 min
Badr enlists the help of the inner circle of GAAM for the 30th ep. Ryan Thompson brings along Patrick Duffie and local artist Ed Dansart to share some exclusive information on the upcoming TMNT inspired art event.
Walt Chucks The Deuces
Sep 14, 2013 • 57 min
If the title wasn’t enough, another host bids a temporary farewell. Not before Walt and Badr find time to chop it up about sneakers, comics, Orlando and VMA debauchery and BET Uncut excellence.
On The Eve of Bat-Affleck
Sep 7, 2013 • 79 min
Ryan and Amber join Badr and Walt for a rainy day Short Box catch up. The crew shares opinions on the casting of Ben Affleck as Batman, Ryan updates us on his Tension comic book Kickstarter success, and Badr is exposed to disturbing foreign films!
Wilson, Blunt and Biel
Aug 31, 2013 • 89 min
We take a break from interviews and invite good friend Grant on the show to chop it up about Grant Morrison, throwback rap tracks and their celebrity picks for comic book movie roles. Champion season reigns supreme on this episode!
More Storytelling: The Double Size Issue
Aug 10, 2013 • 111 min
Return of the fan favorite guest, Marvel Head OG Pops, Joe Milligan returns! Drew makes a return for this one as the crew debates Captain America as a symbol, Kung fu, comic book television adaptations and champion season galore! This one has it all!
A Broken Walt and a Crunk Tom Walk Into a Bar
Aug 3, 2013 • 85 min
Rachel Pandich brings her husband Tom, and Ashley Hoye, the artist of “Aspire”, by to talk comics. Rachel delves into Skin Crawling Comics, Ashley discusses life as the “Beach Variant” Super Counter Comic Girl, and Tom catches everybody off guard.
Bushido Raps
Jul 27, 2013 • 91 min
Jacksonville Hip-Hop Icon, Willie Evans, teams up with The Short Box one man band, K.L.A. (Greg Parish) for an episode Walt and Badr have been waiting for. Magna Carta Holy Grail is reviewed and Willie breaks down his favorite X-Men stories.
Nothing Minor About Bold City
Jul 20, 2013 • 69 min
Walt and Badr get a crash course on Batman ‘66, the perks of digital comics, details on the upcoming Bold City Comic Con, and appreciation for jocks. Special guest: Austin Wade Ellis, creator of Minor Thread Clothing and Bold City Comic Con.
All About This GAAM
Jul 6, 2013 • 49 min
Ryan and Logan of show GAAM visit the Shortbox again to discuss the latest details for their July 13th 2013 Legend of GAAM show. Plenty of details and information for this highly anticipated Jax event in this ep. Also, Ryan shares his E3 experiences.
Fist-pump for Bronies
Jun 29, 2013 • 69 min
Author of Aspire and organizer of Jax Comic Creatives, Rachel Pandich drops by with artist extraordinaire Savy Lim! On top of talking jax’s comic collective network and championing weekly titles, we get a crash course in the “Brony” movement.
Nerd English: The Found Episode
Jun 22, 2013 • 79 min
If the name wasn’t a dead giveaway; Willie Evans Jr. stops by to discuss his come up in the music industry, touring and the difference in hip-hop appreciation in Europe. This is the full episode! So download it, already.
What’s GAAM? (pt. 1)
Jun 8, 2013 • 79 min
Logan Zawacki and Ryan Thompson of the local Jax art show GAAM (Game Music and Arts) get interviewed about the upcoming July show. Plus… Walt’s comic book philosophy, old-school video games, and the Rob Liefeld vs Mark Bagley debate starts!
Sexy Time with Your Comics
Jun 1, 2013 • 64 min
Jack Twatchman joins the reunited cast to shed light on his venture in and what it was like planning the One Spark event. Ryan gets a chance to voice his opinion on Iron Mess 3, Amber talks FCBD aftermath, and comic reviews galore.
May 25, 2013 • 74 min
Greg Hopkins, the HMFIC of North Florida’s Comic-Con, sits in to talk about the origins of the convention and more. The crew champions their favorite weekly titles, Greg shines a light on some DC titles worth checking out, and we talk new Star Trek!
Designer Wife Beaters
May 4, 2013 • 72 min
It’s the return of founding member Andrew and comedic guest Cesar Cordero. This episode the cast reviews Iron Man 3 and “Drew’s Dilemma” brings the cast to a crossroads. Drew pays respect to the Marines and Cesar gives relationship advice for nerds.
The Golden Age is Dead
Apr 27, 2013 • 61 min
Free Comic Book Day is May 4th! The cast chats about some of the upcoming titles. Ryan talks about his Kickstarter for “Tension” launching May 1st and Amber breaks down Image’s newest comic from Mark Millar, Jupiter’s Legacy.
Cross-Country Creations
Apr 13, 2013 • 73 min
The busiest comic book creator in Jacksonville, Adam Wollet, finds time to come on the show and talk about his new ventures, including upcoming title “Aero-Girl.” The crew reviews the “Saga vs. Apple” face off, and many more weekly comic book reviews.
Ryan Squared
Mar 23, 2013 • 73 min
Disorderly conduct and complete/udder hilarious randomness invades this episode. New cast members are premiered and the introduction of Black Ryan! This one’s got it all; plus weekly comic reviews and the cast’s thoughts on “Spring Breakers.”
Shotgun Exit
Mar 16, 2013 • 77 min
The crew says a temporary goodbye to one of the founding members; of course we could only see them off in true Shortbox fashion… with weekly comic and music reviews, our best Mega-Con stories, and the rules of shot gun.
Collector’s Edition
Mar 9, 2013 • 84 min
The Side Hustle member, Will, joins in on the nerd talk this week. He brings along his sacred action figure collect for critique. Also Drew’s dilemma and The Mighty Thor by Jason Aaron finally gets it’s righteous admiration in this episode!
The Art of Story Telling
Mar 2, 2013 • 111 min
You’ve heard him mentioned in previous episodes but he’s on the show this time around! Badr’s OG Marvel-head pops, Joe Milligan, visits and drops some old school fanboy wisdom on the crew.
The Biz
Feb 24, 2013 • 81 min
College (FSCJ) Art professor, Dustin Harewood visits the show to talk about his upcoming art show at Cork studios and interning for Marvel. Walter gets hip-hop trivia stumped and we learn the secrets to comic book breast reductions.
Technicolor Vomit
Feb 16, 2013 • 65 min
We welcome another local talent on the show, Ryan Black, to talk about his new independent superhero comic book “Tension.” Super Counter Girl Amber joins the show as well to tell us her thoughts on the finale of Batman: Death in the Family.
Enter Bruce Lee Kid
Feb 9, 2013 • 85 min
Walt, Badr, and Drew unite to discuss the amazing run of Avengers and New Avengers by Jonathan Hickman and breakdown new-found throwback love for the gritty storytelling of Jason Aaron’s “Scalped” - Plus the Badr uncovers more secrets of Bruce Lee kid!
Mississippi Bred, Corn Bread Fed
Jan 19, 2013 • 86 min
The man behind The Shortbox Intro and all the instrumentals and music used throughout the show, KLA!! (Greg Parish), comes by the show to talk his music upbringing, Mississippi, Anime, and the story of “Karate Kid” is revealed!
Jan 12, 2013 • 82 min
Local comic book writer Adam Wollet visits the show to talk about the indie comic book scene, some projects he’s working on (WIDOWED), and the job of a comic letterer. Even manages to make some sense about Dan Slott??!
Pick up your sh!t
Jan 5, 2013 • 81 min
First episode of 2013! The crew (minus Walt) interviews Riverside’s own tattoo artist extraordinaire AND new owner of the Blackhive Comics and More shop; Nick Wagner! And his special femme fatale partner; Super Counter girl Amber!
The A is silent
Dec 29, 2012 • 85 min
Good friend of the cast and local comedian Cesar Cordero stops by the show to showcase some amazing voice acting skills. Discussion on books out this week, tpb vs. regular issues, and movie reviews.
Have you seen my arm?
Dec 22, 2012 • 77 min
Badr, Drew, and Walt declare their love of saga and discuss more Spider-Man/Dan Slott. Drew’s Dilemma “Should you bring your girl/lady friend to the comic shop?” and more comic book and music talk.
The Stranger
Dec 15, 2012 • 70 min
Inaugural Episode for Jacksonville’s local and weekly comic book, music, and comedy podcast. Not recommended for Dan Slott enthusiasts, but welcome true believers and comic fans alike!