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PODCAST | We review the Avengers: Infinity War Blu Ray: Everything we learned the second time around and everything we know about Avengers 4 so far! And who was the badder villain: Thanos or Heath Ledger’s Joker?

PLUS: We welcome Source Point Press’ Kasey Pierce as she talks about the new her sci-fi book “Norah.”

InfinityWar Blu-Ray

Segment 1: 

 Michael and his co-host, Hassan is going to take about Avengers 4: Infinity War Blu Ray. Micahel and Hassan is talking about Avengers 4 and their reaction to the movie. Hassan talks about who was going to be the center focus during the movie. Normally, it would be Iron-Man or Captain America. Blu Ray ignores Avengers 4. Normally Marvel shows footage of any other upcoming Marvel comic, but Avengers 4 footage was nowhere seen in Avengers: Infinity Wars. 

Segment 2: 

Michael and Hassan continues their discussion in Avengers: Infinity War while comparing it to the comic book, Thanos: The Infinity Gauntlet. Hassan come up with the ideas of villains needing to stop blowing up things. “Let me blow up half of the universe while the other half is safe.” The thought and discussion of having your strongest hero go against strongest villain. A quick rundown of a  speculation of Avenger 4.

Kasey Pierce

Segment 3: 

Michael and Hassan are having The Great Debate: Thanos vs Joker, how the Dark Knight is Batman’s POV about the Joker while Avengers: Infinity War was from Thanos’s POV. Special guest, Kasey Pierce called in to join the show to gives a backstory about Source Point Press. She even talks about the new sci-fi, Norah, a girl who can  travel into people’s coma state to retrieve them. A very intense comic book to read. There was also discussion of comic con. Kasey closed out of the different handles where you can find her. 

Segment 4: 

Michael thanking Kasey for calling in. Michael and Hassan continue their talk about Avengers: Infinity War and what could possibly happen in Avengers 4. They even talking about the different celebrity actors and actresses that could be appearing in Avengers 4. In closing, they talks about the celebrities dropping out of the star trek movie.

 

Mark Hamill Knightfall

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NEXT WEEK: Industry legend Paul Levitz joins us IN STUDIO to chat about his 30 year career and latest graphic novel “Brooklyn Blood”

We debate: Mission Impossible: Fallout vs the top Superhero Franchises in theaters today! Who comes out on top? And is Ethan Hunt just #Batman without a costume?

PLUS: We welcome Adrian Wassel, E-I-C of Vault Comics onto the show to talk about their exciting new comics as part of our Summer Comics Spotlight!

Mission Impossible: Fallout Review

Segment 1:

Michael and Hassan discuss movies coming out, Michael shares his thoughts after seeing Mission Impossible: Fallout, Is Mission Impossible a superhero movie franchise or an action movie franchise? What’s the real difference between Ethan Hunt and Batman?

Segment 2:

Is Ethan Hunt a superhero?, Do superheroes have a choice on what missions they take? What are the top superhero film franchises?, What is a franchise?, Are Marvel and DC franchises? Is Star Wars a franchise? M. Night Shyamalan Unbreakable? What is the weakest superhero franchise currently?

Vault Comics Spotlight

Segment 3:

First Summer Spotlight segment, Michael and Hassan interview Adrian Wassel of Vault Comics, How could a publishing company with a Netflix partnership and sold out series fly under the radar?, Adrian explains how Vault Comics landed Michael B Jordan for Failsafe, Comic art among Indie Publishers, Adrian shares how he Vault Comics acquired their quality artists, Future releases from Vault Comics

Segment 4:

Oscars make changes to increase viewership, Oscars introduce new category Outstanding Achievement in Popular Film, Will Black Panther be nominated for Best Picture?, What’s the difference between Achievement in Popular Film and Best Picture?, Patrick Stewart returning to Star Trek

Oscars Changes

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NEXT WEEK: Our “Summer Spotlight” continues as we welcome Source Point Press’ Kasey Pierce on to talk about their exciting new line of books.

It’s official! Disney and Fox have agreed to the merger which means X-Men andFantastic Four are coming home! Where does this leave X-Men: Dark PhoenixX-ForceLegion and what can fans look forward to?

PLUS: We review the new Venom trailer. Will the Movie Be Vicious Or Vile? Darren Sanchez from Marvel Comics is in studio as Michael’s guest co-host!

This week, Michael welcomes a guest co-host, Darren Sanchez!

Segment 1:

Michael explains Hassan’s absence, The guys talk Venom trailer, Tom Hardy’s acting style, Will Venom surprise people with how good it is?, Darren breaks down different aspects showcased in the Venom trailer, Darren shares his job description working at Marvel, Shares how he collaborates with companies to make promotional comic content, Michael breaks down the issue with a Venom movie

Segment 2:

Darren and Michael discuss their co created comic The Mainstream #4, Darren breaks down the questions answered and unanswered by Venom trailer, Michael discusses the recent Fantastic Four news, Darren talks Wizards on Netflix, What are the first three Marvel Fox movies Michael and Darren want to see, Spiderman vs. Wolverine and Deadpool under Marvel Fox.

 

Segment 3:

Michael and Darren continue to discuss their top picks for a reboot after Marvel and Fox merger, Wolverine and Hulk potential, Is Deadpool as popular as Hulk and Wolverine?, Michael shares his idea for Deadpool Wolverine, Potential for The InHumans, How popular are the X-Men characters compared to other Marvel characters with the younger demographic, Darren is not a fan of Channing Tatum as Gambit, Michael shares his favorite Gambit moment,

Segment 4:

Spinning the Racks, Hassan chimes in on the Facebook feed, Chris Hardwick reinstated on Talking Dead, James Gunn coworkers rally to get him reinstated, Recapping Chris Hardwick and James Gunn allegations, The misuse of social media and its effects, Michael brings up a point about Roseanne Barr, Princess Leia returns.

Deadpool-Wolverine

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NEXT WEEK: We welcome Adrian Wassel E-I-C of Vault Comics onto the show to talk about their exciting new comics as part of our Summer Comics Spotlight

It’s our post-ComicCon Recap! Aquaman! Glass! Shazam! Wonder Woman! Which trailer had you buzzing? Which panel stole the show? Which celeb appearance left you breathless? Hear our FIRST HAND account of the show (including closing the bar with Aleks Paunovic of Van Helsing!)

PLUS: James Gunn Firing: Was it justified amd where does that leave Guardians of the Galaxy 3?

Aquaman Movie

Segment 1:

Michael’s first hand account about his comic con trip, Michael shares his experience navigating comic con and the most memorable exhibits, What is expected from Marvel after not displaying at comic con, The Split, Michael and Hassan discuss the James Gunn firing and controversy

Segment 2:

Michael and Hassan continue to discuss the James Gunn controversy, Michael attempts to defend James Gunn, Is the punishment of Gunn suitable for the offense?, Is it important to be mindful of all your activities on social media now?, Michael continues to dissect Marvel’s absence at comic con, Marvel vs DC who is leading?

 

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Segment 3:

Michael and Hassan continue to discuss whether Marvel’s absence from comic con was a big deal and how it may have affected their perception, DC’s Shazam and Aquaman trailers, The Glass trailer and Michael reflects on Unbreakable, Out of Shazam, Aquaman, and Glass which one is most must see for Hassan and Michael?

Segment 4:

Hassan and Michael discuss the Aquaman trailer, Spinning the Racks, Teen Titans being brought to television as “Titans”, Clone Wars returning

 

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NEXT WEEK: It’s official!  Disney and Fox have agreed to the merger which means X-Men and Fantastic Four are coming home! Where does this leave X-Men: Dark Phoenix, X-Force, Legion and what can fans look forward to?

PLUS: Young The Giant talks about the comic book movies that keeps them busy on the road.

PODCAST | The She-Ra Controversy: Is this Thundercats all over again?

PLUS: SDCC Preview Special! What’s the most controversial panel this weekend? And we welcome Filmmaker and artist Jose Holder to talk Netflix, Assassin’s Creed and Red Ruby.

Segment #1:

Michael and Hassan talk about the new graphics and they preview the show’s topics of San Diego Comic Con and this week’s host Jose Holder. Michael leads into the She-Ra controversy, in the upcoming Netflix remake.  They poke a lot of fun at the people making a controversy out of this, and even make comic book “hero” personas for the trolls. Next Michael preview the “most controversial panel at Comic Con” for the next segment.

Segment #2:

They open the segment with some finishing remarks on the supposed She-Ra controversy before diving into the San Diego Comic Con discussion. Michael goes through a list of the various panels that’ll take place at the event, including news about the first female Doctor Who, The Walking Dead, Cloak and Dagger, Bumblebee, and more. Michael talks about the Star Wars Po Dameron Mock Trial, the most controversial panel of the event. Hassan and Michael talk about the implications of the panel, especially after the lackluster The Last Jedi.

Segment #3:

The segment opens with our guest caller, Jose Holder calling in. They briefly reminisce about the past when Jose worked on The Sire. Next he talks about his work, specifically his production work with Netflix and his comic soon to be turned to film, Red Ruby.  They talk about other projects he’s worked on and getting credited in a film. The segment ends with Jose’s interview and Michael previews spinning the racks.

Segment #4:

Michael opens the segment thanking Jose for the interview. Next they read some comments from the audience on the various topics of today’s shows. As today’s the tenth anniversary of The Dark Knight Returns and whether it did as much for comic book movies as everyone claims that it does. They end the show previewing next week’s episodes: an account of Michael’s time at San Diego Comic Con.

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NEXT WEEK: It’s our Post SDCC Recap! All the Pop Culture news, notes and stories STRAIGHT from the scene.

PLUS: James Gunn Removed From Guardians 3. What that means for the final chapter of the Marvel trilogy.

PODCAST | Our Ant-Man & Wasp Review with stunt driver Leesha Davis. She gives us her first hand account of working on the latest Marvel hit and her near death experience as a stunt woman!

PLUS: Dynamite Entertainment’s Joseph Rybandt shares the SDCC exclusives as we begin our countdown to the MECCA of ComicCons!

Ant-Man & Wasp Stunt Driver

Segment #1:

Michael opens the show previewing this week’s discussion focusing on Ant-man and the Wasp. They open the discussion with the vast majority of fans online talking about how enjoyable the film was and whether or not it lived up to the first movie. Michael draws comparisons between what fans loved about this film and how they criticized Solo for the same thing. Michael’s Mom briefly texts and roasts Steve. The guys talk about how this may be the last summer blockbuster of this year and how Deadpool 2 changing it’s time slot may be the cause. Next they talk about how influential a large dedicated group of people can be (or aren’t) when boycotting a film. They end the segment talking about some of their favorite parts from Ant-man and the Wasp.

Segment #2:

Michael opens the segment with recognizing some of the show’s patrons and other supporters of the show. Michael continues with his favorite part of the film, Ghost, the films villain, but that the movie suffered overall because the serious moments were undercut because of the comedy. Hassan and Steve discuss Michael’s points before the welcome on Alicia Davis, one of the stunt drivers on the film, and her role as a precision stunt driver. Alicia talks about how she first got into the stunt driving business on the Matrix Reloaded. Alicia then talks about some of her past stunt experiences before going back to her time on set for Ant-man and the Wasp. Alicia then talks about an injury she had on a dive and how it didn’t stop her from continuing.

Dynamite Comics Joseph Rybandt Interview

egment #3:

The segment begins with our next guest, Joe Rybandt from Dynamite Entertainment. The interview starts with a conversation about San Diego Comic Con and some of the preparation that goes into such an event. Michael ends the segment teasing spinning the racks in our final segment.

Segment #4:

The segment begins with a little friendly berating and banter between the hosts and Steve and then they go into Spin the Racks, which focuses on an article about the upcoming Birds of Prey D.C. film and it’s diversity and its implications. Michael ends the show previewing next week’s show, the San Diego Comic Con preview episode.

Ant-Man & wasp Car Chase

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NEXT WEEK: It’s our SDCC Preview Episode! Deadpool 2 extended cut screening! The Future of Star Wars and more! What are the MUST-SEE panels at this year’s show?

PLUS: Netflix Storyboard Artist and Director of the award winning film RED RUBY Jose Holder joins us to talk about the biggest con on the planet!

PODCAST | Westworld and Luke Cage Season 2 Reviews and the Top 10 Marvel Netflix Moments All Time!

PLUS: We answer your burning Westworld finale questions including “What the heck just happened?” and “What the heck am I watching?”

Segment #1:

Hassan starts off the show by giving his take on people stretching a plot line. With many superhero movies today the plotline is so vague, and you cant tell stories that way.  The guys then go on to discuss season 2 of Westworld and there problem with the plotline. Hassan doesn’t realize why it took them two years to finish that plotline. Michael believes that the season is a tale of 2 actions, some of the best riveting single episodes and then this overarching story that is nowhere near as compelling as season 1. Hassan explains how Westworld half settled the riddles from the season before and this seasons riddle was “what the hell is going on?” Hassan’s issue with the series is that its not real storytelling. Both Hassan and Michael feel that the show was way too confusing and at some points during the show the audience doesn’t really care what’s going on. Hassan goes on to say that the problem with shows like this and movies like avatar is that the writers try to make a simple plot out to be so complicated.

Segment 2:

Hassan compares the series to the girl with a dragon tattoo. He has never read anything so compelling, with such a bad surprise. Michael believes that one problem with the show is that the writers never set up the story line. Hassan mentions that the first season had a major flaw, which was William bought the park before it got put online. Michael switches the conversation to the post credit scene.

 

Segment #3:

The third segment starts off with the post credit scene of Westworld. Hassan believes that the man in black was killed by Maeve when their paths crossed. Michael explains that the man in black did kill his daughter and he made the wrong choice and the man in black is a now a host version of himself and lives the same loop of events over and over again. Michael mentions that Teddy was one of the most interesting character arcs, because in the end he made his own choice. Next, the guys discuss the premiere of Luke Cage, season 2. They begin by looking at the first episode and mention how Luke is a lot different than he was in season 2, he is now embracing his heroism. Hassan brings up the point that he never understands the hero who is in love with the girl who convinces him not to be a hero. Michael feels that the plot is changing a little too much for his liking and he’s not sure what exactly is going to happen. Hassan mentions that with Luke Cage you can have both the comic book and TV feel to it because his powers are grounded. Hassan and Michael go on to give their top 10 best Marvel Netflix moments.

Segment 4:

The last segment starts off with Michael and Hassan sharing their top 10 best Marvel Netflix moments. Michael’s favorites include The Punisher, Jessica Jones season 1 when she shoots her parents, and the hallway fight scene in Daredevil. Hassan loved the scene in the Defendenders when the power man and Iron Fist meet each other. Michael wishes that there would be on marvel show with all of these characters included. Hassan implores that the problem with some of these comic book shows is that the writers are trying to one up one another instead of focusing on the writing. In his words, “If they tell the story then people will watch them.”

 

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In 2 WEEKs: We review Ant-Man & Wasp with a stuntwoman FROM the movie Leesha Davis!

PLUS: We welcome Dynamite Entertainment’s Joseph Rybant on to help us preview SDCC 2018.

PODCAST | Him too? We discuss the fallout from the Chris Hardwick allegations and break down what’s next for the Talking Dead celeb and MeToo movement in Pop Culture.

PLUS: We welcome the hosts of the ‘Oh Sith’ podcast on for a Retro Review of the first X-Men Franchise: Does it still hold up after all these years?

Chris Hardwick MeToo

Segment #1:

Michael and Hassan start off the show by informing the audience about who Chris Hardwick is and the details of the claims of sexual assault and other claims against him. They talk about the details of Hardwick’s abusive relationship, the complexities of the story and how hard to is to prove mental abuse. Next they discuss the Me Too Movement and its implications. They end the segment with a tease of the upcoming debate about the situation and whether or not it applies to the Me Too Movement.

Segment #2:

Michael and Hassan open the segment discussing whether or not anything in the Hardwick situation is true since it’s so difficult to prove any of this happened. Next they discuss whether or not accusations without concrete evidence are enough to strip a person’s livelihood away, which is what has been seen with the majority of the men accused by the Me Too Movement, even if said claims are eventually proved to be true. Michael ends the segment by previewing the next segment with an interview with the Oh Sith! Show and a retro review of the original X-Men Trilogy.

X3 Retro Review

Segment #3:

Michael opens the segment by welcoming Nicholas and and Cecily from the Oh Sith! Show. Before going to the X-Men retro review, they close up on the previous discussion of the Me Too Movement and the large number of male actors accused of sexual misconduct in recent months. Next talk begin the retro review with talking about how bad X-Men The Last Stand was and how good X-Men United was and is, especially in comparison. Hassan spearheads the discussion of if these movies are as good or bad as everyone says that they are.

Segment #4:

Michael, Hassan, and the Oh Sith! Show open this final segment moving the retro review towards the first X-Men movie. The discussion quickly moves to the portrayal of Rogue and how it didn’t sit well with some of the audience members. Michael thanks the Oh Sith! Show for joining this week’s episode. On this week’s Spinning the Racks, they bring up the rumor that Billy Dee Williams is going to return to Star Wars Episode IX as Lando Calrissan, and that they working title for the origin story for the DCU’s Joker.

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NEXT WEEK: Westworld Season 2 comes to a close JUST as Luke Cage Season 2 debuts! We’ll give you our take on both and rank the Top Ten Marvel Netflix moments!

PLUS: We welcome Dynamite Entertainment’s Joseph Rybant on to help us preview SDCC 2018.

PODCAST | We predict the second half of 2018 Comic Book Films in 5 Words or less including Aquaman, Venom and Ant-Man! PLUS: Aquaman director thinks his film is ‘Extraordinary’, don’t count on that Disney/Fox Merger just yet and we welcome Legion M – the world’s first ever FAN owned entertainment company!

Segment 1:

Michael starts off the show by introducing their new sponsor. Michael gives breaking news regarding the director of Aquaman claiming that the movie will be a blockbuster hit. Hassan goes on to give his thoughts on the relationship between the Avengers director and his claim that the studio had tampered with the movie. Michael and Hassan then discuss what it would mean for Aquaman to be a hit in a time where there haven’t been many comic book movie hits. Next, the guys move on to discuss how the Marvel industry in a way ruined the most recent DC films because they had already been done.

Segment 2:

The segment starts off by going back to the question, “ Have the Marvel films hurt the releasing of the most current DC films?” Hassan points out that Marvel created a format where they drag out the story of characters of many movies, which can get a little boring and long. Michael goes on to mention how DC tried to set up Justice League like Marvel did with the Avengers, and it didn’t quite work out. Hassan sets the record straight by saying that the problem with the DC films is the character degation. Michael and Hassaan introduce a new way to give their thoughts on the rest of comic book movie season by using 5 words or less.

 

Legion M

Segment 3:

Michael and Hassan interview Daniel Leister about drawing for The Sire, Leister shares his experience transitioning from 9 to 5 to full time comic book professional, The crew discusses the reality of the comic book industry and the difficulty of being in it full time.

Segment 4:

Hassan and Michael discusses a viewers grades for the films, Pacific Rim and Rampage, Was Deadpool 2 released to close to Infinity War?, Spinning the Racks, Kelly Marie Tran leaves Instagram after sexist and racist abuse stemming from her role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

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NEXT WEEK: Crossover time! We welcome the Oh Sith Podcast on the show for a Retro Review of one of your Marvel favorite franchises

PODCAST | Black Panther or Infinity War? Deadpool or SOLO? We grade the 2018 Comic Book Films to date as our fans share THEIR first half report cards during the live feed. PLUS: Who’s to blame for the SOLO bomb? Kelly Marie Tran leaves social media and artist Dan Leister talks Metal Ice Cream!

Segment 1:

Michael and Hassan talk about Solo: A Star Wars Story losing more than $50,000,000 at the box office, Is Solo bombing a chink in the Star Wars armor?, Is Ron Howard to blame for Solo’s failure?, How Solo coming so soon after the Last Jedi effected turn out.

Segment 2:

Michael and Hassan give their report cards for Black Panther, Deadpool 2, Infinity War, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Hassan gives Deadpool 2 a D letter grade, Does Deadpool having a love interest take away from the Deadpool character we know?, A viewer shares their grades.

Segment 3:

Michael and Hassan interview Daniel Leister about drawing for The Sire, Leister shares his experience transitioning from 9 to 5 to full time comic book professional, The crew discusses the reality of the comic book industry and the difficulty of being in it full time.

Segment 4:

Hassan and Michael discusses a viewers grades for the films, Pacific Rim and Rampage, Was Deadpool 2 released to close to Infinity War?, Spinning the Racks, Kelly Marie Tran leaves Instagram after sexist and racist abuse stemming from her role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

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NEXT WEEK: 

We look AHEAD to the rest of the year in Comic Book Movies: Will Ant-Man shrink when confronted with sequel expectations? And is Venom as bad as it looks?