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We preview Deadpool 2 with former Deadpool writer Buddy Scalera and discuss his popular panel and online series Comic Book School.

Oh and we discuss a little something called #ComicsGate… it was nice knowing you!

Segment 1:

Michael and Hassan discuss big movies that released in 2018, Summary of comics gate and discuss the controversy and scandal surrounding it, Critics reception of Deadpool 1 and 2, Discussion about the harassment of female creators in the comics industry, “Social media is a dinner table, and politics and religion should not be discussed.”, Is weaponized social media a negative or a positive?, Hassan and Michael discuss trolling

Segment 2:

Hassan and Michael reveal how they deal with trolls, Hassan: “The internet has its own language and customs just like countries and cultures”, Freedom of speech or a lack of respect for the internet culture?, The flaws in weaponized internet, Michael and Hassan discuss Mark Waid, Rita Ora controversy surrounding lyrics the LGBT community views as harmful

Segment 3:

Former Deadpool writer Buddy Scalera joins the show, Comic book networking and making connections in the comic industry, Scalera talks about his attitude going into the writing the Deadpool comics, Scalera discusses the similarities and differences between the comic book and movie adaptation, The effects of capitalism on the comic book industry as well as Marvel’s business tactics, The monetization of negativity surrounding a film,  Buddy Scalera discusses comic book school, The importance of interacting socially to be successful in comics, and Scalera reveals his predictions for Deadpool 2

Segment 4:

Will Deadpool 2 be as good as the first one?, Spinning the Racks, Death of Margot Kidder and her impact on the industry, Hassan and Michael predict what’s sure to go wrong with Deadpool 2.

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NEXT WEEK:  Did Deadpool 2 live up to the hype? We give you our review of the Merc with a Mouth’s return! PLUS: We welcome master comics networker Dirk Manning to the show!

Deadpool 2 is hitting theaters May 18th and we’ve got your insider info covered as we interview co-creator Fabian Nicieza.

What storylines will they pull from for the film? What about Josh Brolin’s role as Cable? And is Deadpool simply a Deathstroke knock-off? Fabian dishes on all!

Deadpool 2 Review

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NEXT WEEK:  We’ve got former Deadpool writer Buddy Scalera joining us as we continue to preview the Merc With The Mouth’s triumphant return to the big screen.

Did Avengers Infinity War live up to the hype? And whose fantasy death team scored the most W’s? We give you our review of the biggest Marvel movie in history!

 

Avengers-Infinity-War-Thanos Death

Segment 1:

Michael and Hassan reveal their takes on Avengers: Infinity War, Death of Spiderman and Black Panther, Reaction from noncom book fans, How does Infinity War compare to other Marvel movies, Was Infinity War action heavy rather than story heavy?, Michael:“It’s a simple movie”, How Infinity War is a Thanos movie, Michael and Hassan debate how good the story really was

Segment 2:

Winner of the Infinity War Death Fantasy Draft revealed, Ant Man’s absence from the movie, Hassan: “The movie rolled over the Guardians of the Galaxy very easily”, Did Infinity War make the Guardians of the galaxy look subordinate to the other characters?,   Did Iron Man save the world or just save New York?, Guardians of the Galaxy vs. Iron Man, Michael and Hassan debate about whether it’s fair to diminish Iron Man’s accomplishments, Michael: “The Guardians of the Galaxy are goofballs”, Guardians of the Galaxy are overachievers?

Segment 3:

Casey from Bad Coyote Funky calls in, Michael and Hassan reflect on their picks for the Infinity War fantasy death draft, Casey: “Infinity War is the greatest movie I’ve ever seen”, Casey chooses Thor as the MVP of the movie, Michael chooses Dr.Strange as the MVP of the movie, Hassan chooses Gammora as the MVP of the movie, Had the Guardians of the Galaxy not been in the film the Avengers would have won, Sam chooses Scarlett Witch as the MVP of the movie, Scarlett Witch’s unrevealed powers, Hassan: “Why wouldn’t Thanos use the Infinity Stones to double resources rather than kill half the population?”

Segment 4:

Russo Brothers Anthony Russo and Joe Russo, Infinity War story was cohesive and easy to follow, First Avengers movie was harder to make than Infinity War, Hassan: “The writing for this film deserves more credit than the directing”, Comic Relief was well placed within the movie, Using comics to analyze what may happen in future movies, Discussing Dr.Strange’s decision to give Thanos the infinity stone, Where does Infinity War rank compared to other Marvel films, Michael announces Dead Pool 2 special.

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NEXT WEEK:  We preview Deadpool 2 with former Deadpool writer Buddy Scalera and discuss his popular panel and online series Comic Book School. Oh and we discuss a little something called #ComicsGate… it was nice knowing you!

5 podcasters…39 Avengers Characters… 1 of the biggest movie events of all time …as many deaths as we can draft in one hour! Who lives? Who dies? We give you OUR take in our Avengers Infinity War FANTASY DEATH DRAFT with special guests Derek Becker from Comic Pros and Cons, Bevin from Adultish and Casey Stroz from Bad Coyote Funky.

Pick the most deaths in the new film and your team wins. Join us won’t you?

Avengers Infinity War Deaths

Segment 1:

Michael Hassan and special guests for teams for Infinity War Fantasy Death Draft, Team that predicts the most deaths wins, Casey from Bad Coyote Funky, Bevin from Adultish, Sam from TalkRadioNYC, The Avengers Infinity War movie release, Derrick Becker from comic pros and cons, Infinity War Death Draft, Batman, Characters who die and come back in the film do not count, On screen death is a must, Batman vs. Superman, Stan Lee, Captain America gets drafted, Iron Man, Loki death?, Infinity War sequel talk, Casey: “Loki’s character arc is finished”

Segment 2:

The Infinity War Fantasy Death Draft continues, Bevin drafts Vision, Hassan drafts Iron Man, Sam drafts Nick Fury, Derrick drafts Spiderman and Nebula, Derrick convinces the group that Spiderman is a possibility, Sam drafts Thor, “Do we really want Natalie Portman in the starring role of a Thor film?”, Hassan drafts Hulk, Emotional draw between Hulk and Black Widow, Hassan: “Hulk Is never getting his own movies”, Bevin drafts Heimdall, Casey drafts Gamora, Derrick: “Gamora has the emotional punch that Nebula lacks to motivate the Avengers”, Michael drafts HawkEye, Will Scarlett Witch be in the movie?

Avengers-Infinity-War-Thanos Death

Segment 3:

What roll will Thanos play to justify his build up, Will Thanos kill some of the heroes the way he did in the comics?, Chris Pratt, Jennifer Lawrence’s role overblown in Xmen?, The Human Torch, Captain America vs Kill Monger?, The Help movie, Hassan and Michael play This or That?, Who’s more likely to die Lowkey or Vision?, Hulk loses an arm or Thor gets his eye back?, Will the final battle come down to Captain America or Iron Man, Hassan chooses Iron Man because the trailer promotes the former, The wild card of the movie will be Spiderman or Dr.Strange?, Which blockbuster will play more of a roll Guardians of the Galaxy or Black Panther, Who would win in a fight Thanos or Apocalypse, Comic book Thanos vs. Comic book Apocalypse, Biggest surprise cameo with largest impact?

Segment 4:

Will Wolverine or the Fantastic Four make a surprise appearance?, Nick Fury, Sam Jackson, Spinning the Racks, Yoda, Luke Skywalker, Mark Hannibal, Harley Quinn spin off movie, New God’s, Ava Dirne, First Asian director for their films, Dire Michael and Hassan discuss selling diversity, Warner Brother’s stealing MCU’s business model, Starbucks is closing all of their shops for one day for racial bias training, Michael discusses the inconveniences of closings Starbucks closing, Michael and Hassan discuss next weeks topics.

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NEXT WEEK:  Did Avengers Infinity War live up to the hype? And whose fantasy death team scored the most W’s? We give you our review of the biggest Marvel movie in history!

To Infinity War and Beyond! We give you FACTS (guesswork) and KEEN INSIGHT (we know nothing) and SPOILERS (we read the comic) into Marvel’s biggest release to date. Join us for our Marvel Infinity War Predictions sure to go WRONG!

Marvel Infinity War Predicitions

Segment 1:

2 week Infinity War Extravaganza will feature Infinity War predictions – Fan predictions- Fantasy death pool, Fan shout outs, Hassan condemns the concept of predicting, What are the Burning questions about Infinity War?, Who will die in the movie?, The Mainstream comic releases, Lowell Cunningham’s production deal for Men in Black, How is the Marvel Universe going to change based on Infinity War?, Antman, Aquaman, Black Panther, Ironman, Captain America, Thor, Ready Player 1, Pacific Rim, Hassan talks about watching movies in the theater, Rampage.

Segment 2:

Michael and Hassan react to fan predictions, If Vision dies do we care?, Stan Lee, Fan predicts Captain America will sacrifice himself, Are predictions considered spoilers?, Will Infinity War do better than Black Panther at the box office?, Will the movie end up being overrated?, What is the greatest movie ever made?, Roadhouse vs Citizen Kane, Going to school in the 80s, Hassan and Michael reminisce about Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure.

Segment 3:

What roll will Thanos play to justify his build up, Will Thanos kill some of the heroes the way he did in the comics?, Chris Pratt, Jennifer Lawrence’s role overblown in Xmen?, The Human Torch, Captain America vs Kill Monger?, The Help movie, Hassan and Michael play This or That?, Who’s more likely to die Lowkey or Vision?, Hulk loses an arm or Thor gets his eye back?, Will the final battle come down to Captain America or Iron Man, Hassan chooses Iron Man because the trailer promotes the former, The wild card of the movie will be Spiderman or Dr.Strange?, Which blockbuster will play more of a roll Guardians of the Galaxy or Black Panther, Who would win in a fight Thanos or Apocalypse, Comic book Thanos vs. Comic book Apocalypse, Biggest surprise cameo with largest impact?

Segment 4:

Will Wolverine or the Fantastic Four make a surprise appearance?, Nick Fury, Sam Jackson, Spinning the Racks, Yoda, Luke Skywalker, Mark Hannibal, Harley Quinn spin off movie, New God’s, Ava Dirne, First Asian director for their films, Dire Michael and Hassan discuss selling diversity, Warner Brother’s stealing MCU’s business model, Starbucks is closing all of their shops for one day for racial bias training, Michael discusses the inconveniences of closings Starbucks closing, Michael and Hassan discuss next weeks topics.

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NEXT WEEK:  Our Marvel Infinity War FANTASY DEATHPOOL begins! We would have said Deadpool but we don’t want you to get any ideas. Joined by Comic Pros and Cons Derek Becker and the Comic Noobs podcast!

True Blood’s Kristina Anapau returns to talk about her new movie ‘KULEANA’ PLUS: Did the new SOLO Trailer just save Star Wars? “I’ve got a great feeling about this…”

Segment 1:

Star Wars Solo Trailer, Rogue 1, Kristina Anapau from True Blood, Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, The Last Jedi, Is such a great trailer setting up for a let down of a movie?, Hassan: “Last Jedi is just not a good film, it’s not a good story. I don’t think Solo will have that problem”, Emilia Clarke, Lando, The monetization of negativity, Hassan: “Once you monetize the negativity, you won’t be able to stop the train from rolling.”, If a movie is bad we need to pile on the bad for click bait, Mike: “Black panther is an example of a universally love movie… it is a good movie… anybody who was negative was theoretically seen probably for a good cause as racist”, Obama monetization in comics

Segment 2:

Days of Future Past, Yoda movie?, Obi-Wan movie?, Disney Star Wars, Did this trailer save Star Wars?, Hassan: “As much as I dislike Disney Star Wars, I don’t think it needs saving”, Did Rogue 1 ruin Star Wars?, Hassan: “The movie will save us from talking about how bad Disney is on Star Wars.

Segment 3:

Kristina Anapau joins the show, Discusses new movie “Kuleana”, The making of the movie, Getting the movie into theaters, How she landed the role as Rose Coyle, The behind the scenes workings of the movie industry, Is more movie/tv producing on the future for Anapau?, Reminisces about True Blood, Kristina Anapau plays Name That Vampire

Segment 4:

Finish of Kristina Anapau interview, Twilight, Past Vampire movies, Avengers: Infinity War, Will Infinity War beat Black Panther?, Who’s gonna die?, Who will Peter Dinklage play?, Announcements for next week

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NEXT WEEK:  Our Infinity War countdown BEGINS!

Did Ready Player One hit all the nostalgia notes or did it wallow in the past?

PLUS: Our Best Sequels #FinalFour is at an end! Which of these 4 #comicbook sequels is the BEST of all time?!

Segment 1:

Best Comic Book Movie Sequel Madness Final Four: Spider Man 2 vs. The Dark Knight, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 vs. Winter Soldier, Ready Player 1 opening weekend, Steven Spielberg, Did Ready Player 1 live up to the hype?, Nostalgia and references in Ready Player 1, Do millennials understand the nostalgic references in the movie?,

Hassan: “The story was not original…”, Is this a win for Spielberg?

Segment 2:

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 vs. Winter Soldier debated, Are Hassan and Mike satisfied with the final four? , Hassan and Mike revel their ideal Top 4, Is Guardians of the Galaxy 2 the better sequel?, Captain America 1 to Winter Soldier leaves to much missing information?,

Hassan: “Captain America was not suppose to be good.”, Steve Rodgers, Winter Soldier helps Captain America passes Iron Man as the money maker?, Audience poll results for all final 4 movies, Mike: “Spiderman 2 changed everything when it came out”, Is The Dark Knight a Batman movie or a joker movie?, Christian Bale as Batman, Octavius one of the Marvel villains,

Mike: “Is all of Spiderman 2’s strengths greater than Heath Ledger’s performance as Joker?”

 

Segment 3:

Are The Dark Knight and Spiderman 2 better than Winter Soldier?, Audience Poll update, Winter Soldier vs. The Dark Knight, Dark Knight has a lot of artistic value,

Hassan: “If Dark Knight were a Joker movie it’d be one of the greatest comic book movies ever made.”, Audience poll and host opinions conflict, Bryan with a Y vs. Brian with an I, Best Comic Book Movie Sequel decided

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NEXT WEEK:  True Blood’s Kristina Anapau returns to the show to plug her new film!

Things are heating up in our #MarchMadness bracket! Which BEST SEQUEL will win it all? Winter Soldier vs Civil War! Dark Knight vs X2! Guardians 2 vs Logan and Superman 2 vs Spider-Man 2.

Listen in to find out more on this episode of Secrets of the Sire.

Michael and Hassan return to continue their Comic Book Movie Madness Tournament to determine the best comic book movie sequel.

Segment 1

Logan VS. Guardians of the Galaxy 2 – Hue Jackman, The Wolverine, Patrick Stewart, How did Wolverine get his claws back?, Tribute trailer, Even split poll, Magneto, Unresolved plot details, Stray Bullets. They start off by going into the comic book movie sequel bracket by breaking down the four remaining matchups.

They start off in the Talkradio bracket with…

Logan vs. Guardians of the Galaxy 2

Michael and Hassan discuss the potential plot holes in Logan, the experience watching Guardians 2 vs. its predecessor, and dive deep into what makes Logan great or not great.

Hassan on Logan: “Logan is a one-shot film. It had to destroy a lot to be successful.

Segment 2

Filling the 30 year gap between Logan and The Wolverine, The Last Jedi, Days of Futures Past, Logan has a stronger story than Guardians 2?, Hassan: “I say Logan sucks and Guardians of the Galaxy 2 wins”, How did Magneto get his powers back?, Mike Dolce’s new book The Mainstream release party.

The debate bleeds into the second segment. They go deep into comic book history to determine how Wolverine got his claws back in Logan, and dive into the continuity of the rebooted X-Men series to figure out the claw debate in Logan.

Michael on Logan vs. Guardians of the Galaxy 2: “From a story standpoint, Logan is better than Guardians 2.”

Segment 3

SuperMan 2 vs Spider Man 2, Octavius vs. General Zod, Richard Doner, Evolution of Superhero movies, Production Value.

They keep Logan vs. Guardians 2 on hold to sweep through the no-brainer match up which was Dark Knight vs. X2. Things get heated when they discuss Spiderman 2 vs. Superman 2.

Michael and Hassan debate over the flaws between Spiderman 2 and Superman 2 and why Hassan is for Superman 2 over Spiderman 2. They discuss whether how the different movie eras the two movies are in affected them and Sam even weighs in on Superman 2 vs. Spiderman 2.

They then go into Captain America: Winter Soldier vs. Captain America: Civil War. Michael questions what created the hype in Winter Soldier.

Hassan: “The only way they could make a good Logan film is to discredit everything that came before it.”

Segment 4

Civil War vs. Winter Soldier, What is it about Winter Soldier that makes it so exciting?, Caller discusses Spider Man 2’s effectiveness, as well as Guardians 2 vs. Logan, “Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is a better sequel, Logan is a better movie”, Captain America, Chris Evans and Scarlett Johannsen chemistry, Final 4 Decided, Donald Glover’s animated Dead Pool gets pushed back.

They wrap up the show by debating between Winter Soldier and Civil War. They then determine who gets into the Final Four and then Spin the Racks before ending the show. They discuss the cancellation of Deadpool: The Animated Series run by Donald Glover. Things get heated on this episode of Secrets of the Sire.

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NEXT WEEK:  Are you Ready… Player One? Our full review! PLUS: We’ll announce the winner of our Final Four! And O.A.R. lead singer Marc Roberge stops in to announce a project with his favorite comic book creator!

The Madness continues! Will a Wolverine make it out of the second round? Will the Dark Knight laugh down the competition? And oh that Thor: Dark World…

Comic Book Movie Sequels

Segment 1

Michael and Hassan start by previewing the Sweet 16 by going through each region.

First, the Lord of the Radio Region which consists of… Spiderman 2 vs. Hellboy 2 and Superman 2 vs. Thor Ragnarok

The Dolce Region with Dark Knight vs. The Wolverine and X2 vs. X-Men First Class

The Pat Shand region which consists of Captain America: Winter Soldier vs. Thor: Dark World and The Avengers: Age of Ultron vs Captain America: Civil War. Throw in a side debate over the pronunciation of posthumous and we got ourselves a heated tournament to decide amongst these movie sequels.

Hassan’s thoughts on Dark Knight: “Dark Knight is a great movie, it’s not a good batman movie.”

Hassan’s thoughts on The Wolverine : “Wolverine is a good Wolverine Movie, but not a good movie.”

Segment 2

They continue previewing the bracket with the Sam Talking Alternative Region which has Logan vs. Iron Man 3 and Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 vs. X-Men: Days of Future’s Past.

With the whole Sweet 16 bracket revealed, Mike and Hassan breakdown and determine which movies advance to the Elite 8.

They start by breaking down with Age of Ultron vs. Civil War and which movie’s issues are less glaring. They rush through some of the more lopsided matchups (Spiderman 2 vs. Hellboy 2 and Winter Soldier vs. Thor: Dark World).

Hassan’s opinion of Civil War: “Civil War comes down to one line: Should we tell Tony?”

 

Segment 3

Michael and Hassan go into the Sam region by breaking down the upset potential of Iron Man 3 over Logan. They debate between Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 vs. X-Men: Days of Future Past. They talk about what they didn’t expect out of Days of Future’s Past, the differences in the stories of The Dark Knight and The Wolverine: X-Men Origins.

Hassan on Logan: “I’m not a fan of old man Logan. I’m not a fan of the idea of Old Man Logan.”

Michael on The Wolverine: X-Men Origins: “Wolverine tried to do a lot of things, but the performances were a bit uneven. The Silver Samurai in the end was horrible.”

Segment 4

Michael and Hassan wrap the show up with a debate between Superman 2 and Thor Ragnarok and the nostalgia factor of Superman 2. They then determine which X-Men sequel is better: X-Men 2 or X-Men: First Class.

Michael on Thor Ragnarok vs. Superman 2: “Thor Ragnarok was a cool sitcom, but Superman 2 is much bigger.”

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NEXT WEEK: True Blood’s Kristina Anapau returns to talk about her new movie! PLUS: Best Sequel madness continues in Round 3!

The Best Comic Book Movie Sequels go head-to-head as our annual “Comic Book Movie March Madness” returns! Marvel novel writer Pat Shand help us field a bracket of 16 of the BEST comic book movie sequels of all time. You won’t believe what makes the cut!

Michael and Hassan are feeling the March Madness. They bring on Marvel writer Pat Shand to craft their own bracket for comic book movies. This year’s theme is comic book movie sequels.

Segment 1

They welcome on Marvel writer and friend of the show Pat Shand. They joke around with discussions of fast food, Pat’s fondness for Six Feet Under, whether the show “Jumped the Shark” and its overall legacy.

Segment 2

Michael, Hassan and Pat go on the unveil the bracket for this year’s Comic Book March Madness. They break down what films qualify as a sequel to be eligible for the tournament. They start determining which films earn the one seat

Michael: “Dark knight is a no-brainer one seat”

Thor Dark World

Segment 3

They continue to cut down the list with debates over whether X2 and Blade 2 are good enough to join the Big Dance, which Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Sequel deserves a spot and then begin the seeding process.

Segment 4

They close in on the bracket’s completion by establishing their top 8 films, and start the elimination process. ELIMINATED: Amazing Spider Man 2

Michael “They’ve serialized the movies to feel like episodes instead of movies.”

Hassan on Superman 2: “Superman 1 was an iconic movie. Superman 2 is a studio cash grab, but it was good.”

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NEXT WEEK: Our Comic Book March Movie Madness continues as we welcome comedian Halle Stern on to help us get to the Elite 8!