About Hopkins

If gaming is my true love, then comics are my seedy mistress. Always one to latch on to a good story or an interesting character, I'm a product of the 90's and all that Pop Culture has to offer. Jumping onto the comic train after dipping my toes in the MCU, I never got off and the train speeds up a little bit everyday. When I'm not playing a game I'm devouring some other form of written or visual nerd culture stimuli.
Website: http://thecomicbookden.ca

Of Things To Come

Hey Superfriends,

Hopkins checking in with you all again, this time to talk about the things that we’re planning for the new year and on for The Comic Book Den. We have a few things we can’t quite talk about just yet but here’s the gist:

-The show is returning to it’s original bi weekly format, so new episodes every two weeks. Mondays at 9:30am EST.

-Re Education Through Reading, our book review centred show has been shelved so that we can focus more on the main podcast and make sure it meets the level of quality discussion that we’re striving for. Don’t fret though you can expect more book centred¬†episodes in the future as well as written reviews and opinions here on thecomicbookden.ca.

-We’re looking for more ways that we can engage with you, the listeners, so be sure to tune in for ways that you can help us make the show better. Please, please, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us on Twitter (@thecomicbookden) or on Facebook with show topics you’d like to hear us discuss, questions for the guys or just friendly constructive criticism.

-Just like last year we will be out in force at the Ottawa Comic Con in May with news and happenings from that event, so be sure to look forward to that. We may or may not be attending Fan Expo Canada again, Arden definitely will not but that’s his prerogative, more on that as we get further into the year.

-Lastly if you’re an independent comic book writer or artist we would love to feature your hard work on the podcast so please reach out to us so we can bring your creations to a wider audience.

The next episode of the show will be available on Monday February 13th at 9:30am  EST.

Until then,


Hopkins out.


EP22 – Here is… More Catch Up and the Beginning of Season 2

The guys catch up after a short hiatus from recording. Everyone checks in at the halfway point through winter, Arden’s stomach argues with him, and surprise surprise Suicide Squad still isn’t a very good movie. Beers!

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Rising from the Ashes

*tumble weed drifts about the now empty space in the internet that is TheComicBookDen*


We’re getting back to business…again, but this time we mean it. More updates to follow but here’s what you can expect:

-More fan engagement
-Celebrity interviews
-Free money
-More concise formatting
-More comics
-More Marvel
-More DC
-More Indie
-Less movies
-More beards
-Communist propaganda
-Bad jokes
-Even shittier bad jokes
-Matt…. will be there too
-Death on the Oregan trail

Here’s to a super 2017 superfriends. Beers!


Where have we been?

Are you a listener of the Comic Book Den Podcast? Are you asking yourself, “Where the fuck is this week’s show?”. Well we’re a bit behind, we’ve been planting toilet celery, attending Ottawa Comic Con, watching Civil War, reading books, ogling commissioned artwork and playing Uncharted 4.

But guess what Superfriends, tonight we’re hitting the Den and talking into some robot penises all for your listening pleasure, while we apologize for the hiatus I can tell you right now you’re gonna get some solid shows in the next few weeks, not to mention some surprises for you, the listeners. That is of course, if you even exist at all…

So don’t fret, content is coming.

See you at beers.


The Division – One Week In

What’s up Superfriends?

I don’t get to talk about games nearly as much as I would like to on the show, so I figured I’d get my fill by posting about my #1 hobby, nay, obsession here on the site. Maybe one day we’ll be able to have a dedicated gaming show from the Den… One day…

So to kick things off, I want to tell you guys about my experiences with Tom Clancy’s The Division, which came out just last week. (more…)

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