Cracking The Vault
By Empire's Comics Vault
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We're in a comic book shop sitting with customers, talking about comics and pop culture. We talk comic books, comic movies, and more.
||CleanEpisode 89 - Writer Ben Schwartz talks about Union St. Choir's Kickstarter campaign||Local writer/artist team, Ben Schwartz and Hainanu "Nooligan" Saulque recently launched their Kickstarter for their book Union St. Choir. We sit down with Ben to talk about it. Download ctv_89_UnionSt_Choir_KS_Interview_wBen.mp3||2/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 88 - Comic Book Resolutions for 2017||Tony, Patty, Amy, and Ryan talk about their personal comic-related resolutions, as well as what we're looking forward to in comics in 2017. Download ctv_88_comic_book_resolutions_for_2017.mp3||2/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 87 - Movie Review of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story||Tony, Amy, and Patrick review Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Join them. And may the force be with you. Download episode_87_Rogue_One_A_Star_Wars_Story_review.mp3||1/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 86 - 2016 Holiday Gift Guide||Download Episode_86_-_2016_Holiday_Gift_Guide.mp3 Tony, Amy, and Patrick sit down to talk comic books that you might want to give this holiday season. And they break down the titles by age group in order to make your comic book giving as easy as possible||12/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 85 - Turkey Lurkey Doo and Ghoul School Interview||Download Episode_85_-_Turkey_Lurkey_Doo_and_Ghoul_School_Interview.mp3 Thanksgiving may be over but our thankfulness is not. In this belated episode, we share what we're thankful for in comics. You'll hear from Ben, Amy, Tony, and Patrick. Then we wrap u||12/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 84 - Over The Garden Wall Commentary||Download EP_84_-_Over_The_Garden_Wall_Commentary.mp3 EPISODE 84 is here!! This all-newest chapter of Empire's Comics Presents: Cracking The Vault finds us, Amy Nunag, Patrick Clarke, & Tony Asaro, donning our pointiest dunce caps & most comfo||12/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 83 - Reviewing Marvel's Doctor Strange||Tony and Patrick fall in love with Doctor Strange all over again -- or do they? Only the Eye of Agamotto knows. Download ctv83_reviewing_marvels_doctor_strange.mp3||11/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 82 - Reviewing Netflix' Luke Cage Season 1||Tony and Patrick go all out in this season one review of Netflix' Luke Cage. Download ctv82_reviewing_netflix_luke_cage.mp3||11/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 72 - Hot Bits And Hotter Bobs||Tony, Patty, and Amy talk about all sorts of comics news from the last couple of months including Mike Mignola's retirement, the cancellation of Agent Carter, the recent slate of DC animated films, Geoff Johns' appointment as the Grand Poobah of DC/WB fi||10/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 73 - The Super Pixar Episode||Sixteen Pixar movies ranked five times! How would you rank them? Let us know in the comments. Then listen as Jake, Amy, Patrick, Tony, and returning guest Ryan Miller take the long stroll down this crooked mile of ecstatic joy and thunderous anger. Inser||10/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 74 - Saga! Saga! Saga! The ultimate comic book||We're celebrating this week's release of the 6th volume of collected issues of the mighty comic book known as Saga. Jake, Patty, Amy, and Tony talk all things Saga -- spoilers on -- from way back when to current! Don't miss this exciting episode. We're||10/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 75 - Hot Bits and Hotter Bobs - Volume 2||It's Jake, Patty, Amy, & Tony, dishing out their piping hot takes on the rest of the Spring and early Summer comics news that they couldn't get to a few weeks ago, including DC's/Gerard Way's new Young Animal imprint, the revival of DC's Round-Robin||10/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 76 - We four knerds||It's Jake, Amy, Patty, and Tony passing around a ramen bowl filled with questions they'd each written up beforehand. Good times! Download ep76_we_four_knerds.mp3||10/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 77 - A Tale of Two Movies - The Killing Joke Review||Jake, Amy, Patty, and Tony review the theatrical release of the animated adaptation of Batman: The Killing Joke. Download ep77_-_A_Tale_of_Two_Movies_-_The_Killing_Joke_review.mp3||10/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 78 - Geek news coming out of Comic-Con International San Diego||Amy, Patty, and Tony cover recent news and trailers coming out of Comic-Con International, San Diego. Download ep78_sdcc_news.mp3||10/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 79 - Patrick Loves Samurai||Patty, Jake, Amy, and Tony get together for a birthday-choice episode, meaning, it's Patty's belated birthday, and he wants to talk about samurai, why we like them, what they mean to us, and each of our favorite samurai comics, tv shows, and films -- to||10/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 80 - Episode "80s" and Netflix' Stranger Things review||The Cracking the Vault crew dissects Netflix' Stranger Things' first season in this ultimate "episode 80s." The gangs all here: Jacob DeSersa, Amy Nunag, Patrick Clarke, and Tony Asaro. Download ep80_episode80s_stranger_things_a_review.mp3||10/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 81 - All of our love, Jake, plus the Con Catch-Up!||We're back! Tony and Amy bring you up to date on the latest convention news, and we say goodbye to one of our founding members, the glorious Mr. Jake DeSersa. But watch for great things from Jake. He can't stay away from podcasting -- promise! Check out||10/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 71 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles vs The Capeless Crusaders||Episode 71's description was guest-written by Thomas Petborisooth, one of our guests from The Capeless Crusaders podcast who "appear" in this episode: "In case y'all forgot comic books and their characters are a huge part of our cutlure and have been for||6/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 66 - Captain America 3 Civil War Movie Review||You chose a side: Team Captain America or Team Iron Man. Our reviewers take sides on what was good and what was bad about Captain America Civil War. Join Jake, Amy, Patrick, and Tony for this conversation, and please, share your thoughts in the comments||5/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 69 - The CW's DC Comics television show panel with Cody Stark||Good Day Sacramento's Cody Stark heads up a discussion about the CW's DC Comics television shows, and the Cracking the Vault crew is represented! Amy, Patrick, and Tony join Cody for some serious chat about Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, and more. As||5/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 70 - Remembering Darwyn Cooke and 2016 Eisner nominations||It's Tony, Jake, and Patty. On the agenda: saying goodbye to Darwyn Cooke, followed by a category by category review of this year's Eisner nominations. Download ep70_goodbye_darwyn_cooke_and_2016_Eisner_nominations.mp3||5/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 68 - Interviews from Free Comic Book Day Festival 2016||FCBD Festival 2016 wasn't just about free comic books, but also about Sacramento. Meet some great local groups, like Supreme Pro Wrestling, Sac City Rollers, and HeroicGirls.com, but also some amazing writers, artists, and comic book creators, like Chris||5/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 67 - The Cracking the Vault podcast crew interview||Ben interviews the crew of Cracking the Vault to get the real scoop about the members of Sacramento's awesomest geek podcast. You'll go deeper into the minds of the CTV crew than you ever imagined possible. Download ep67_cracking_the_vault_interview.mp3||5/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 62 - Silicon Valley Comic Con Review - Special Episode||Our crew brings you highlights from the March 18-20, 2016 Silicon Valley Comic Con. Plus, we have special gift for you: panel highlights featuring William Shatner, Jeremy Renner, Nathan Fillion, and the Back To The Future reunion of Michael J. Fox, Chris||5/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 65 - Let me tell you a tale||Jake, Amy, and Tony play two rounds of the improv, competitive/collaborative storytelling game "Once Upon A Time," by Atlas Games, in honor of April 30's International Tabletop Day. Get ready for one whopper of a tale. Download ep65_Let_me_tell_you_a_tal||5/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 64 - Free Comic Book Day Festival and Titles Preview||With our Free Comic Book Day Festival just around the corner, on Saturday, May 7, Jake, Amy, Patty, and Tony sit down to talk about the festivities you can expect and also the free comic book titles they like most! Don't miss this episode or FCBD Festiva||4/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 63 - Why does a mouse need pants?||The crew opens up a whole new world of Disney love just for you. So, think of this podcast as a sort of audio Arabian Nights and you're all set. One thing is certain: you ain't never had a podcast quite like us. Get ready for a magic carpet ride with Jak||4/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 61 - Daredevil Season 2 - Elektrik Boogaloo||Jake, Amy, Patty, Tony, and special guest Alex take Netflix' Daredevil Season 2 (Marvel) blow by blow. Don't miss it. Download ep61_-_Daredevil_Season_2_-_Elektrik_Boogaloo.mp3||4/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 60 - DC Comic's Rebirth||At last weekend's WonderCon, DC Comics announced its upcoming summer event, Rebirth. Jake, Patrick, and Tony sit down to comb through the excitement, expectations, and potential hazards of DC's next big thing. Download ep60_DC_Comics_Rebirth.mp3||3/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Great store and reviews
this store in my opinion is awesome. i have been going there for years and the reviews for comics and customer service are the best. i have a hard time finding which comics series i should start reading and they fill me in with the best. the podcast are funny and lets u know whats new and whats happining in the comic world.
Love these. Keep 'em comin'!
Thank you so much Empire for letting us ladies give our two cents about Ghibli! So fun!