CONNECT WITH US

 

 

Secrets of The Sire

PODCAST | It’s our post NYCC Hangover episode! Did you see the Aquaman trailer? Did you catch the 15-minute Dark Phoenix footage? We bring Jeffrey Kaufman, creator of Jolly Jane and NYCC exhibitor on to give you his take on the biggest show of the year!

PLUS: How about that record breaking Venom movie? We give you our full review and Easter Eggs. Plus: What’s next for the Venomverse?!

Click here to check out our new sponsor: Jolly Jane Kickstarter!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bigcity/jolly-jane-1-created-by-russ-rollins-and-jeff-kauf?ref=1oyegt

Venom Movie Reaction

Segment 1

Michael and Hassan begin the show with a review of Venom. They look through different reviews from critics and then give their own take on the film. Both hosts have different feelings on the plot as Hassan questions Michael about the “good parts” to the film and how it was erratic. Plus, is seeing a free movie a waste of time?

Segment 2

Michael and Hassan continue the conversation about Venom. They go more in depth about the storyline (SPOILER ALERT!) and explain the areas of the film could have been better for all Venom fans to enjoy. The guys also compare Venom with other movies such as Ant Man and Deadpool. Also, a quick comment on the Easter eggs.

Aquaman Trailer Review

Segment 3

The NY ComicCon was last weekend and the guys review the biggest headlines, trailers, and characters of the event. Both Michael and Hassan were very interested in the upcoming Aquaman film as they talk about the aesthetics and potential plot from the five minute preview. Then they both dive into some X-Men talk and worry about the changes that may come to these films following the Disney-Fox merger, including Dark Phoenix.

Segment 4

Spinning The Racks: More ComicCon talk as Michael and Hassan debate on James Gunn directing the Suicide Squad sequel. Also, everyone agrees… MORE FEMALE SUPERHEROES!

 

Click here to check out our new sponsor: Jolly Jane Kickstarter!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bigcity/jolly-jane-1-created-by-russ-rollins-and-jeff-kauf?ref=1oyegt

Download our Podcast:

Or check out the show any podcasting app for your iOS or Android phone. Just search “Secrets of the Sire” or “Host Michael Dolce” to find us.

Stream our Videos:

And don’t forget to go to our Patreon.com/secretsofthesire page and support our show! Listen to us every Wednesday night 8pm ET Talkradio.nyc

NEXT WEEK: We preview the upcoming Daredevil Season 3 and welcome How To Train Your Dragon’s Richard Hamilton to talk about adapting the famous animated films into comics.

 

PODCAST | With Morbius now announced, it looks like Venom is just the beginning for SONY. We play The Good, the Bad and the Ugly for a potential Marvel-Like Universe in the making.

PLUS: We preview New York Comic Con with Mainstream artist Tony Moy.

AND: We interview Vampire Diaries actor David Alpay!

Click here to check out our new sponsor: Jolly Jane Kickstarter!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bigcity/jolly-jane-1-created-by-russ-rollins-and-jeff-kauf?ref=1oyegt

Segment 1

Michael and Hassan are joined by Tony Moy for tonight’s show. Michael and Hassan begin with their takes on the new Venom movie. Tony discuss the difficulty of making a great villain movie and a Venom movie without Spiderman. They then speculate the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly about a potential Venomverse or SonyVerse. Our hosts debate whether the Venom movie diverges from the comics and what projects Sony has planned after Venom.

Segment 2

Our hosts continue their discussion of Sony’s potential future movies. Is Sony at risk of becoming like DC? They debate whether Sony can successfully build a franchise around villains while loaning characters to Marvel. The discussion pivots to how Sony has failed to make Spiderman villains compelling in the past and how that could happen with Venom. Hassan breaks down the challenges he sees with villain based-films.

Segment 3

Hassan, Michael, and Tony discuss expectations for NY Comic Con this weekend.They compare past and present Comic Cons. Tony tells how he connects with fans sharing his work and stories. We then hear Michael’s interview with David Alpay. David shares his experience working on Vampire Diaries and The Tudors. David describes how his interactions with fans at conventions inspire him when working on these two shows.

Segment 4

Spinning The Racks: Our hosts debate whether Russian trolls are to blame for Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s negative press. #ComicsGate leader, Richard Meyer suing Mark Waid over Jawbreakers Controversy. Does Meyer have a case?

Click here to check out our new sponsor: Jolly Jane Kickstarter!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bigcity/jolly-jane-1-created-by-russ-rollins-and-jeff-kauf?ref=1oyegt

Download our Podcast:

Or check out the show any podcasting app for your iOS or Android phone. Just search “Secrets of the Sire” or “Host Michael Dolce” to find us.

Stream our Videos:

And don’t forget to go to our Patreon.com/secretsofthesire page and support our show! Listen to us every Wednesday night 8pm ET Talkradio.nyc

NEXT WEEK: We give you OUR take on the Venom movie – was it as bad as they say? PLUS: We welcome Jolly Jane’s Jeff Kaufman on to talk about his Kickstarter.

PODCAST | We run the Dark Phoenix through the the Trailer ‘Truth or Trash hot stove !’ Does this movie have any shot at being good? And with Disney looming… what’s the point??

PLUS: Has Walking Dead gone from Must Watch TV to Save it For Later? We give you the skinny and play WATCH, SAVE, DELETE as we preview the final crop of Fall TV shows both new and returning.

AND: We welcome Thomas Ian Nicholas of American Pie fame – is there a 20th anniversary film in the works?

Click here to check out our new sponsor: Jolly Jane Kickstarter!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bigcity/jolly-jane-1-created-by-russ-rollins-and-jeff-kauf?ref=1oyegt

Segment 1

Segment 1

Michael and Hassan begin tonight’s show debating the X-Men: Dark Phoenix trailer and expectations for the film. Will it be a success or another Fox X-Men flop? Michael weighs in on challenges Fox has faced making X-Men films; Hassan expresses his concerns about Fox’s poor treatment of past characters and X-Men continuity. Stay tuned to hear the verdict on the latest X-Men movie.

Segment 2

Hassan and Michael offer their predictions about Dark Phoenix and how it will compare to films by Marvel. Our hosts discuss Marvel’s successful promotion strategy to illustrate how Fox has struggled to develop and market their X-Men franchise. Hear why our hosts agree Dark Phoenix is Trailer Trash.We then pivot to the Fall TV shows deciding Watch, Binge, or Delete for the upcoming seasons of Daredevil and The Walking Dead.

Segment 3

Our hosts continue their Fall TV show preview with Riverdale. Tonight’s guest, Thomas Ian Nicholas, joins the show to discuss his recently released fantasy novel and a potential upcoming American Pie reunion. Thomas discusses his creative process and how he developed his fantasy novel. Thomas then weighs in on what he’s heard so far about a potential upcoming American Pie 20 year reunion movie.

Segment 4

Spinning The Racks: Our hosts pay homage to Norm Breyfogle, celebrating his art and career in comics. Michael and Hassan discuss the Birds of Prey film and its casting choices. Andrew Lincoln returning to TWD as a director? Check in next week for the NY Comic Con Preview.

 

Click here to check out our new sponsor: Jolly Jane Kickstarter!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bigcity/jolly-jane-1-created-by-russ-rollins-and-jeff-kauf?ref=1oyegt

Download our Podcast:

Or check out the show any podcasting app for your iOS or Android phone. Just search “Secrets of the Sire” or “Host Michael Dolce” to find us.

Stream our Videos:

And don’t forget to go to our Patreon.com/secretsofthesire page and support our show! Listen to us every Wednesday night 8pm ET Talkradio.nyc

NEXT WEEK: Our NYCC preview show! We welcome Tony (Mainstream) Moy in studio as we interview Vampire Diaries David Alden and preview the biggest east coast ComicCon of the year!

PODCAST | Each week we’ll spotlight one of our tremendous celebrity guests in a stand alone video and podcast. We’ll also dig into the vault to bring you interviews with folks who haven’t yet been on the show! This week: KIm Possible’s Christy Carlson Romano

Click here to check out our new sponsor: Jolly Jane Kickstarter!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bigcity/jolly-jane-1-created-by-russ-rollins-and-jeff-kauf?ref=1oyegt

 

Click here to check out our new sponsor: Jolly Jane Kickstarter!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bigcity/jolly-jane-1-created-by-russ-rollins-and-jeff-kauf?ref=1oyegt

Download our Podcast:

Or check out the show any podcasting app for your iOS or Android phone. Just search “Secrets of the Sire” or “Host Michael Dolce” to find us.

Stream our Videos:

And don’t forget to go to our Patreon.com/secretsofthesire page and support our show! Listen to us every Wednesday night 8pm ET Talkradio.nyc

NEXT WEEK:  Thomas Ian Nicholas of American Pie fame drops in as we continue our Fall TV Preview!

PODCAST | Is the Captain Marvel Trailer: Truth or Trash? We give you OUR take on the explosive new entry to the Marvel Universe. (Did she just punch an old lady??)

PLUS: Who’s the most powerful hero in the DC Universe? We pit the CW shows against each other (Legends too) in a series of contests to determine a winnah as we preview the Fall DC lineup

AND: We welcome Christy Carlson Romano on to talk growing up a child star, her time with Kim Possible and her new role on Big Hero 6!

Click here to check out our new sponsor: Jolly Jane Kickstarter!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bigcity/jolly-jane-1-created-by-russ-rollins-and-jeff-kauf?ref=1oyegt

Segment 1

Michael and Hassan begin tonight’s show by discussing the newly released Captain Marvel trailer. They discuss Sam Jackson’s look as young Nick Fury, Blockbuster, 90s nostalgia, and Captain Marvel punching the old lady on the bus. Hassan and Michael debate why the bus scene was included in the trailer and how it will play out in the movie. Our hosts conclude the trailer is truth not trash, placing their faith in the MCU given the past decade of brand building and box office success.

Segment 2

Hassan and Michael judge the DC superheroes on CW to determine the best DC hero on TV. Our hosts are joined by Andrew Lovuolo of GI Studios as they break down costume, abilities, personality, storyline, and weaknesses for each hero. They debate the best and worst characteristics of each hero.. Andrew provides an update on all his projects and where readers can find him. Michael and Hassan provide their verdict on which DC hero is the best on TV.

Segment 3

In this segment, our hosts bring on the Emmy-nominated composer from Iron Fist, Robert Lydecker. They ask him how he “got here” in terms of his career. He speaks about his interest in acting as a child and his creative exposure to a lot of different things. When he got a computer, he figured out how to write music. He later studied music at USC and worked with different composers including Brian Tyler with whom he felt blessed to work. They talk to him about the process of movie scoring and how he matches music to characters and scenes. Lydecker talks about creating music from the second season as opposed to starting from season 1. He also discusses his favorite scene to score in Iron Fist Season 2!

Segment 4

Spinning The Racks: Henry Cavill out as Superman? Will Dave Bautista drop out as Drax for Guardians of The Galaxy 3? Are Warner Bros. trying to move on from the Zack Snyder universe?  They discuss where Warner Bros. will go from here.

Click here to check out our new sponsor: Jolly Jane Kickstarter!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bigcity/jolly-jane-1-created-by-russ-rollins-and-jeff-kauf?ref=1oyegt

Download our Podcast:

Or check out the show any podcasting app for your iOS or Android phone. Just search “Secrets of the Sire” or “Host Michael Dolce” to find us.

Stream our Videos:

And don’t forget to go to our Patreon.com/secretsofthesire page and support our show! Listen to us every Wednesday night 8pm ET Talkradio.nyc

NEXT WEEK:  Thomas Ian Nicholas of American Pie fame drops in as we continue our Fall TV Preview!

PODCAST | #Comicsgate heats up as Marvel E-I-C Joe Quesada engages directly with the fans on Twitter. Did his intervention pay off?

PLUS: Iron Fist Season 2 Is Here! We break down the new season 2 with its Emmy-nominated composer Robert Lydecker and explore how he got into working on TV shows, Films and Video Games like Designated Survivor, Avengers Age of Ultron and More!

FINALLY: Henry Cavill is OUT as Superman as we go spinning the racks!

Segment 1

Michael and Hassan begin tonight’s show by speaking about the effects of #ComicsGate. They weigh in on Joe Quesada’s recent tweets about #ComicsGate.  Michael argues that it is similar to a school shooting in that the people involved are the most outrageous thing for attention. Hassan disagrees and says that they could’ve reached their goal without being as inflammatory. Michael ends this segment by stating that there is one more thing he needs to discuss about #ComicsGate.

Segment 2

Michael and Hassan revisit their discussion from last week on Alterna Comics and their involvement in #ComicsGate. Hassan argues that #ComicsGate is based on sensationalism as opposed to real interest. He uses Marvel as an example stating that many people go and see Marvel because of Marvel’s brand and the hype. In the same way, #ComicsGate has drawn much attention in the zeitgeist recently. They then review season 2 of Iron Fist, listing their likes and dislikes about the show. Both of our hosts agree that everyone ripped apart Season 1 of Iron Fist, while the general consensus seems to agree that Iron Fist Season 2 is great.

Segment 3

In this segment, our hosts bring on the Emmy-nominated composer from Iron Fist, Robert Lydecker. They ask him how he “got here” in terms of his career. He speaks about his interest in acting as a child and his creative exposure to a lot of different things. When he got a computer, he figured out how to write music. He later studied music at USC and worked with different composers including Brian Tyler with whom he felt blessed to work. They talk to him about the process of movie scoring and how he matches music to characters and scenes. Lydecker talks about creating music from the second season as opposed to starting from season 1. He also discusses his favorite scene to score in Iron Fist Season 2!

Segment 4

Spinning The Racks: Henry Cavill out as Superman? Will Dave Bautista drop out as Drax for Guardians of The Galaxy 3? Are Warner Bros. trying to move on from the Zack Snyder universe?  They discuss where Warner Bros. will go from here.

Download our Podcast:

Or check out the show any podcasting app for your iOS or Android phone. Just search “Secrets of the Sire” or “Host Michael Dolce” to find us.

Stream our Videos:

And don’t forget to go to our Patreon.com/secretsofthesire page and support our show! Listen to us every Wednesday night 8pm ET Talkradio.nyc

NEXT WEEK:  We welcome Marisa Kotter creator of Sequart’s SHE MAKES COMICS: The Untold Story of Women In Comics – Now Streaming on Netflix to talk about the project!

PLUS: Fall TV Season is HERE! We give you the skinny on all the new #ComicBook related TV you need to see!

PODCAST | Captain Marvelous? Brie Larson gives fans a taste of the new Marvel movie in the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, but where’s the trailer?

PLUS: #Comicsgate reaches a fever pitch and AlternaComics makes a NIKE-esque decision. Is the Indy-Publisher sunk or is this over-reaction theater?

FINALLY: We welcome Sequart’s Rich Handley in our “Sire Spotlight”

Segment 1

Michael and Hassan begin tonight’s show by reacting to the developments in comics over the Labor Day weekend. They evaluate the Captain Marvel reveal in the most recent issue of Entertainment Weekly. Hassan and Michael debate whether Captain Marvel will live up to the hype as the first Marvel film headlined by a female superhero. They compare the marketing for Captain Marvel to past superhero films from Wonder Woman to Dark Knight. They speculate about whether the promotion will contribute to the film’s critical and commercial reception.

Segment 2

Continuing their debate, Michael and Hassan express their disappointment over the lack of trailer for the new Captain Marvel film. They react to the character profile provided for Captain Marvel. While Hassan is cautiously optimistic, Michael sees the film as a test of how well a superhero film can be marketed to capture a cultural moment. Is the future superhero female?

They pivot to discuss #ComicsGate and the vitriol between the two sides. Michael and Hassan then delve into Vox Day’s role in ComicsGate and AlternaComics recent decision to ban block chain applications on their site. Hassan weighs in on how creators are at risk of being associated with the more negative aspects of ComicsGate.

 

Segment 3

Our hosts are joined by Rich Handley of Sequart. Rich recounts his journey in the comics industry. He takes us back to his days as a Yellow Pages and phonebook editor. After selling his first story to the Star Wars expanded universe, his career took him to journalism as magazine editor; while balancing his passion for science fiction. Rich explores how his skill sets differ when working as a writer and an editor. He tells the story of how he developed his Planet of The Apes books. Rich then breaks down the differences working with companies such as DC, IDW, and Boom! Rich concludes by stressing the importance of engaging with people whose opinions and ideas differ.

Segment 4

Spinning the racks: Vanilla Ice on quarantined flight in NY, AlternaComics blockchain policy on social media: Will it hurt Alterna’s future? Is the controversy a product of current political climate? Michael and Hassan debate how political ambiguity or willful ignorance affect the polarization in response to #ComicsGate and Alterna’s decision.

 

Rich Handley Planet of the Apes

Download our Podcast:

Or check out the show any podcasting app for your iOS or Android phone. Just search “Secrets of the Sire” or “Host Michael Dolce” to find us.

Stream our Videos:

And don’t forget to go to our Patreon.com/secretsofthesire page and support our show! Listen to us every Wednesday night 8pm ET Talkradio.nyc

NEXT WEEK: Get your pumpkin spice latte ready. Get the kids on the school bus – It’s Fall TV Preview time! Iron Fist is BACK and it’s supposedly a lot better! And we’ve got its Emmy-nominated composer Robert Lydecker on to talk about it!

PLUS: We run down all the comic book movie related shows you need to see.

PODCAST | With reboots being all the rage these days we give you our “Properties We Need Rebooted” vs “Those That Should Be De-Booted“

We dive into the Amazing Disgrace: A ‘Spider-Man’ Comic Features Reference to Anti-Mormon Book…

PLUS: Guardians 3 Suspended Indefinitely – What’s the Future Of This Marvel Franchise…

AND: We welcome Charon Comics’ Fred Packard and Joshua Valliere to close out our “Summer Spotlight”

Segment 1:

Recent Spiderman comic contains anti mormon symbol, Should a symbol like this be in a comic book?, The harsh effects of political controversy, How to pull off political statement in comics, Should artist lose his job over this?

Segment 2:

Michael and Hassan shares their top choices for reboots in pop culture, Rebooting XMen animated from the 90s? Rebooting Dune as a TV show? Which projects should be de-booted? The continuation of Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Quantum Leap?

 

Segment 3:

Joshua Valliere and Frederick Packard from Charon Comics join the show, Discuss Sol Survivor and Skylin, How Joshua and Frederick formed a duo and how they enhance each other’s writing, The benefits of kickstarter, How Charon Comics plans their kickstarter campaign and money goal, Charon Comics announces giveaway to Long Beach comic con

Segment 4:

Spinning the racks, Alec Baldwin drops out of Joker movie, Guardians of the Galaxy 3 production suspended, Marvel rehiring James Gunn?, AntMan and Wasp win box office

 

Alec Baldwin Joker

Download our Podcast:

Or check out the show any podcasting app for your iOS or Android phone. Just search “Secrets of the Sire” or “Host Michael Dolce” to find us.

Stream our Videos:

And don’t forget to go to our Patreon.com/secretsofthesire page and support our show! Listen to us every Wednesday night 8pm ET Talkradio.nyc

NEXT WEEK: We welcome Rich Handley, editor of PLANET OF THE APES and Star Wars Expanded Universe join us to talk about the new books.

PODCAST | Twenty years ago this week BLADE hit theaters and changed EVERYTHING for comic book movies. We take a look back at the groundbreaking film and answer the questsion: Does it still hold up after all these years?

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

Blade Retro Review

Segment 1:

The crew start out discussing Blade, What were the expectations for Blade?, Gene Colan and Neal Adams, Michael and Hassan discuss their experience working at Wizard Magazine, Hassan analyzes the introduction and art style of Blade

Segment 2:

The crew continue their retro review of Blade, Paul shares his teaching resume, How important is it for educators to learn about the graphic novel format?, The change in perception of the graphic novel industry, How Blade transcended the unfavorable comic book movie perception of the past, The success of 1997 Batman, How movies like X Men succeeded without going to TV first

 

Brooklyn Blood Graphic Novel

Segment 3:

How Wesley Snipes’ portrayal of Blade facilitated the comic book movie crossover, Michael discusses interviewing Ryan Reynolds, Paul Levitz discusses his new graphic novel Brooklyn Blood, Paul shares the plot of Brooklyn Blood and what you can expect, The transition from paper comic to digital comic, Paul shares the coolest moment from his tenure as president at DC Comics

Segment 4:

Spinning the Racks: Who Watches The Watchmen? Former DC Comics President Paul Levitz weighs in on the news that HBO has picked up the WATCHMEN for a full season.

HBO Picks UP Watchmen

Download our Podcast:

Or check out the show any podcasting app for your iOS or Android phone. Just search “Secrets of the Sire” or “Host Michael Dolce” to find us.

Stream our Videos:

And don’t forget to go to our Patreon.com/secretsofthesire page and support our show! Listen to us every Wednesday night 8pm ET Talkradio.nyc

NEXT WEEK: We spotlight Charon Comics and welcome David Nieves on the show to talk Video Games.

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

Download our Podcast:

Or check out the show any podcasting app for your iOS or Android phone. Just search “Secrets of the Sire” or “Host Michael Dolce” to find us.

Stream our Videos:

And don’t forget to go to our Patreon.com/secretsofthesire page and support our show! Listen to us every Wednesday night 8pm ET Talkradio.nyc

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