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Join the Secrets of the Sire Radio Hour as we break down Captain America: Civil War. We give our Spoiler-Free review – is this the best Marvelverse movie of all time? Where does Civil War rank among the Marvel movies to date? And how does it compare to DC’s Batman v Superman? All this and more for or first PrimeTime show!

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This week’s show will also be our FIRST at the new PRIMETIME time slot on TalkingAlternative.com. Catch us at our new PRIMETIME slot every week starting tonight at 8:30 pm. New Bat time, same Bat channel, same Batty Opinions, Guests and general Mayhem (SoS is still banned in China!)

Missed anything? Catch up on previous shows like last week’s discussion on the politics behind Civil War. Are you #teamcap? Or #teamironman? Did you know you’re probably on the wrong side no matter what? That’s because Marvel royally screwed up the politics in the original Civil War. We dove into all of that, described how the movie universe got it right and gave our predictions for what is sure to be the movie event of the summer with the gang from BadCoyoteFunky

Download our podcast via iTunes or SoundCloud – or stream the whole show below!

Captain America: Civil War is upon us! Are you #teamcap? Or #teamironman? Did you know you’re probably on the wrong side no matter what? That’s because Marvel royally screwed up the politics in the original Civil War. We dove into all of that, described how the movie universe got it right and gave our predictions for what is sure to be the movie event of the summer with the gang from BadCoyoteFunky

And that’s not all! Join Secrets of the Sire as we hit PRIMETIME this Wednesday May 11th 8:30pm ET on TalkingAlternative.com as we give our spoiler free review and compare it to Batman v Superman!

As always you can listen above or download us on iTunes and now Google Play as well! 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.

Or you can head to our Soundcloud page and catch up on any podcast you may have missed!

Captain America: Civil War is upon us! Are you #teamcap? Or #teamironman? Did you know you’re probably on the wrong side no matter what? That’s because Marvel royally screwed up the politics in the original Civil War.

Would Tony Stark, a businessman be FOR government registration? Would Captain America, a 40s patriot be AGAINST it? That would be like Donald Trump supporting Bernie Sanders’ policies or Hillary calling for more tax cuts for businesses.

We dive into all of that, describe how the movie universe got it right and give our predictions for what is sure to be the movie event of the summer with the gang from BadCoyoteFunky this Friday 11am on TalkingAlternative.com

This week’s show will also be our LAST at the current time slot on TalkingAlternative.com.Catch us at our new PRIMETIME slot starting Wednesday May 11th at 8:30 pm. New Bat time, same Bat channel, same Batty Opinions, Guests and general Mayhem (SoS is still banned in China!)

Missed anything? Catch up on previous shows like last week’s discussion on DC Movies v Civil War

With Civil War less than a week away we posed the question: Is it fair to compare The DC movie universe to the Marvel movie universe? Granted, Batman V Superman was a critical and fan disappointment for the most part, but it did accelerate the process.

Is DC as far away from competing with Marvel as some people think? Or will Suicide Squad lead DC out of the rear view and into the forefront.

Download our podcast via iTunes or SoundCloud – or stream the whole show below!

Is the DC Movie Universe as far away from competing with Marvel as some people think? Or will Suicide Squad lead DC out of the rear view and into the forefront. We discussed Civil War V DC Universe, the new Tomb Raider and we introduced the new “Spinning The Racks” segment in our latest episode of Secrets of the Sire.

And that’s not all! In preparation for Civil War I’ll be joining the gang from Bad Coyote Funky Thursday 9:30pm ET on Twitch.tv/badcoyotefunky as we break down the original Civil War mini series. Then Friday May 6th, we’ll be welcoming them on Secrets of the Sire for our FINAL show at 11am ET before we hit PRIMETIME Wednesday May 11th on TalkingAlternative.com!

As always you can listen above or download us on iTunes and now Google Play as well! 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.

Or you can head to our Soundcloud page and catch up on any podcast you may have missed!

With Civil War less than a week away we pose the question: Is it fair to compare The DC movie universe to the Marvel movie universe? Granted, Batman V Superman was a critical and fan disappointment for the most part, but it did accelerate the process.

Is DC as far away from competing with Marvel as some people think? Or will Suicide Squad lead DC out of the rear view and into the forefront. Join the conversation 11am on TalkingAlternative.com

Civil War Captain America

Image via Screen Rant

Also: here’s a breakdown on what’s to come this summer in the Pop Culture realm:

  • Captain America: Civil War – Friday, May 6
  • The Angry Birds Movie – Friday, May 20
  • Alice Through the Looking Glass Friday, May 27
  • X-Men: Apocalypse – Friday, May 27
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows – Friday, June 3
  • Finding Dory – Friday, June 17
  • Independence Day: Resurgence – Friday, June 24
  • The Legend of Tarzan – Friday, July 1
  • The Secret Life of Pets – Friday, July 8
  • Ghostbusters – Friday, July 15
  • Star Trek Beyond – Friday, July 22
  • Untitled Next Bourne Chapter – Friday, July 29
  • Suicide Squad – Friday, August 5

Catch up on previous shows like last week’s discussion on Prince’s death, the impact artists have on our lives and the future of comics. Download our podcast via iTunes or SoundCloud – or stream the whole show below!

In our latest episode of Secrets of the Sire we discussed Prince’s death and the impact artists have on the world. Then we opened up the Print Vs. Digital comics debate to the floor.

How long until Digital Comics completely overtakes the market and comic book stores are a thing of the past? We welcome Jim Gibbons, part of Stela Comics, an all-digital comic book company with original creations made for your phone to chat about the long standing print vs digital debate: is paper even worth it anymore?

As always you can listen above or download us on iTunes or any podcasting app on your iOS or Android phone. Just search “Secrets of the Sire” or “Host Michael Dolce” to find us.

Or you can head to our Soundcloud page and catch up on any podcast you may have missed!

When we asked our loyal listeners if movies like Batman v Superman and Guardians of the Galaxy actually impacted comic book stores the response was tepid (not the response from our Facebook fans, but that they didn’t think there was much). Which of course leads me to the ever popular Digital vs Print debate I carried on our sister site mikebooks.com a few months back. Below is an excerpt from that popular blog:

Sire fan and newfound Facebook friend Luis Santana hit me up and asked if it’s even worth doing printed comics anymore. The short answer? Maybe. Let’s take a look shall we?

Luis Santana (via FB DM) asked:
“Hey Michael, love your book, The Sire. I was wondering if you could tell me if its worth it to even print comics these days and just go digital through comixology? How has your experience been with them? I am debating on putting out a creator owned comic on print and just go digital. Any advice? Thanks. Keep the great work coming. Luis.”

Well Luis, first off, thanks for digging the book! Really means a lot and helps keep the wheels turning. Now for your question(s). Lets break them down into the following categories:

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Print vs Digital Comics

First let’s tackle the ever engaging print vs digital debate. The short answer is: yes, i DO think there’s value in having your book in print form sitting on a store shelf somewhere. It’s even moreso if you can meet Diamond’s monthly minimums and be carried “officially” in stores because it gives your brand legitamacy. You didn’t beg your local shop to carry your books on consignment and it already passed the test of Diamond reps and retailer shops.

But that can be costly as well. And often times, unless you advertise heavily getting the word out on a creator owned book, may end up being more expensive than it’s worth. Best case, sure, you’re in stores. Worst case? You’ve spent ten grand making it happen and you’re not likely to get recouped (unless you Kickstarted it which is a whole OTHER topic)

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So what do you think? How long until Digital Comics completely overtakes the market? And comic book stores are a thing of the past? We welcome Jim Gibbons, part of Stela Comics, an all-digital comic book company with original creations made for your phone to chat about the long standing print vs digital debate: is paper even worth it anymore?

Missed an epsiode? Catch up on Soundcloud now! Listen to last week’s episode on MIB 23 and Avatar below:

What a wacky movie world we live in! MIB 23, the rumored Men In Black, 21 Jump Street crossover is official.

Yeah, it’s one thing to have something like say Civil War crossing their characters but has every studio gone mad?? Sigh…is this even more ramifications from DC’s movie strategy that includes Batman V Superman, Justice League and Suicide Squad? Or is this something cool?

We welcome our Transmedia guru Jeff Gomez, whose company Starlight Runner helped craft the MIB story universe, to help break down the craziness and give us insight into the new Avatar and Civil War films as well. PLUS: We continue our DC movie debate!

As always you can listen above or download us on iTunes or any podcasting app on your iOS or Android phone. Just search “Secrets of the Sire” or “Host Michael Dolce” to find us.

Or you can head to our Soundcloud page and catch up on any podcast you may have missed!

What a wacky movie world we live in! MIB 23, the rumored Men In Black, 21 Jump Street crossover, as reported by Comic Book Dot Com, is official! WTF??

“Little information has been made available yet, although it’s assumed that Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum will return to reprise their roles from 21 Jump Street and 22 Jump Street. Whether the Men in Black will be recast or whether they’ll bring back actors from previous films is, at this point, anybody’s guess. At least one report has said that Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones are definitely not coming back, although whether they’ll be replaced altogether or whether Sony will make a run at Josh Brolin to reprise his role as a younger Jones isn’t known.”

Yeah, it’s one thing to have something like say Civil War crossing their characters but has every studio gone mad??

Civil War Captain America

Image via Screen Rant

 

Sigh…is this even more ramifications from DC’s movie strategy that includes Batman V Superman, Justice League and Suicide Squad? Or is this something cool?

We welcome our Transmedia guru Jeff Gomez to help break down this craziness and give us insight into the new Avatar and Civil War films as well. PLUS: we continue our DC movie debate!

Suicide Squad Movie

Catch up on previous shows like last week’s hot discussion of Batman V Superman and the future of the DC Movie Universe. Simply click here to download our podcast on iTunes!

After the poor reception from critics and fans alike for Batman v Superman do you have any faith left in the DC Movie Universe? That simple question launched a heated debate from both sides of the coin!

As always you can listen above or download us on iTunes or any podcasting app on your iOS or Android phone. Just search “Secrets of the Sire” or “Host Michael Dolce” to find us.

Or you can head to our Soundcloud page and catch up on any podcast you may have missed!