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On the latest episode of Secrets of the Sire we put the definitive bow on the  #Oscars with New York Times bestselling author and super hero enthusiast Chris Brogan. From envelope malfunctions to Suicide Squad’s big win, we cover it all!

PLUS: We play “Hero of Zero” with Chris – can you guess which superhero is real and which one we cleverly made up?

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Chris Brogan provides strategy and skills for the modern business. He is CEO of Owner Media Group, a sought after public speaker, and the New York Times bestselling author of nine books and working on his tenth. Ask him about it!

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NEXT WEEK: We welcome Marvel custom comics editor Darren Sanchez on to talk Logan!

On the latest episode of Secrets of the Sire, we welcome writer Justin Gray to talk about his new Kickstarter “Jail Bait & Trailer Trash”

PLUS:: Before Matt Reeves miraculously signed on for The Batman, we ran down YOUR picks for who you’d like to see direct the Caped Crusader

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Justin Gray is an author and graphic novelist. He’s worked for some of the largest North American comic book publishers (including DC Comics), media companies and content providers. He co-created The Monolith which is in development at LionsGate.

He just launched a Kickstarter for a Mature Readers collection of stories called “Jail Bait & Trailer Trash”

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NEXT WEEK: We welcome New York Times bestselling author and super hero enthusiast Chris Brogan on the show!

PLUS: Will Logan FINALLY deliver the Wolverine movie fans have demanded for years. We discuss.

This week we ask the question: LEGO Batman vs the DC Movie Universe…who got it right? Transmedia guru Jeff Gomez joins us to dish on this and more!

PLUS: Ben Affleck…Batman No More? What this means for the DCU going forward if its true.

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Jeff Gomez is an expert at transmedia storytelling, incubating new entertainment properties, strategic planning and production for cross-platform implementation.

As CEO of Starlight Runner Entertainment, an animation and live-action feature film production company and leading creator of highly successful fictional worlds, Jeff transforms intellectual properties into highly successful transmedia franchises. He also extends niche properties such as toys, animation or videogame titles across multiple platforms, evolving them into high quality persistent narratives, which in turn generate multiple revenue streams for his clients.

Jeff has worked on such blockbuster universes as Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean, Prince of Persia and Tron, Microsoft’s Halo, James Cameron’s Avatar, Hasbro’s Transformers, Mattel’s Hot Wheels and Coca-Cola’s Happiness Factory.

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NEXT WEEK: We welcome DC writer Justin Grey. He’s got a new Kickstarter campaign running that he is thrilled to talk about. PLUS: How he stalked Joe Quesada into giving him his first break in comics.

On this week’s episode of Secrets of the Sire: We talk Entertainment Weekly’s #SuperHeroPowerList and how they got it all wrong!

PLUS: We welcome Walking Dead’s letterer Rus Wooton on to talk about working on the popular comic book series and the most anticipated upcoming season premiere on television! Who lives? Who dies? Find out HERE!

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NEXT WEEK: We’ll bring Rus BACK on next week to discuss all the Walking Dead stuff he WASN’T allowed to spill this week. PLUS: we gauge YOUR reaction to the brutal death. And we countdown the Top 10 most powerful deaths in comics and movies!

So Entertainment Weekly put out it’s list of “50 Most Powerful Superheroes.” And of course they got it all wrong. And they did it on purpose too.

Yes, I understand this list is meant to spur conversation. Putting Superman at the top of the list wouldn’t really spur debate  (or would it? Maybe considering how bad his films have been recently…) but did I expect any less from a magazine like Entertainment Weekly who continually pushes a PC agenda? No. So why am I up in arms? I think it’s because EW is the closest thing we have to a magazine about comics anymore. It’s filled the void once occupied by Wizard Magazine. And that’ what makes me sad.

See for yourself. Go check out the list and the criteria for their conclusion and tell me if you agree. Then tune in Wednesday 8pm ET TalkingAlternative.com for MY take on this mess.

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PLUS: We talk Walking Dead with the letterer for the comic book, Rus Wooten! Who bites the dust this weekend?

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Batman v Superman steamrolled into theaters this past weekend to record breaking Easter sales. But does it translate to into sales for comic book stores and other distribution platforms? And more importantly, does it equal more fans of comic books – the source material for these films?

Batman v Superman: Box Office Equals Comic Book Fans?

Plus, we announce the winner of the Comic Book Movie Film Franchise bracket in our March Madness Franchise Final Four!

Click here to listen to Secrets of the Sire: Episode Eleven

Batman v Superman steamrolled into theaters this past weekend to record breaking Easter sales. And while fan and critic reaction was divided to say the least (see my article on Inquisitr for more on that), one thing is for certain: the comic book movie train continues to roll on!

But does it translate to into sales for comic book stores and other distribution platforms? And more importantly, does it equal more fans of comic books – the source material for these films?

Batman v Superman: Box Office Equals Comic Book Fans?

My take (and the take of the local retailer) by me is no. I am a vendor at about 5-7 conventions a year across the country (catch me in NJ, NY, CA and more this year alone). And while these pop culture gatherings have grown tremendously, I can’t say the retail side of things has seen any bump. In fact, I sell more sketches and custom prints than books these days. And that really defeats the purpose doesn’t it?

Tune in this Friday as we ask the curator of Larry’s Wonderful World of Comics himself, Larry Doherty, that very question and more. Plus, we give you OUR take on BvS and we wrap up our March Madness Franchise Final Four with the X-Men franchise this Friday 11am ET on TalkingAlternative.com

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Man that Batman V Superman was great wasn’t it? Between Wonder Woman’s surprise appearance and Doomsday catapulting out of a giant meteor thanks to Lex Luthor manipulating our heroes into that massive slugfest, this movie had it all!

What’s that? Shouldn’t I have labeled this post SPOILERS? Well, sure I would have…had the trailer for the film not already spoiled the movie for everyone already.

So, no, I haven’t actually SEEN Dawn of Justice yet, so I’m not 100% sure how everything goes down. But I’ve also seen enough thanks to the trailer and my knowledge of comic books to put the pieces together. Sure, there are probably more spoilers and cameos we haven’t heard of yet, but I gotta say, this disturbing trend of giving away all the twists and turns in the trailer has got to end.

Batman V Superman: Movie Trailer

It wasn’t long ago that Amazing Spider-Man 2 revealed Harry’s role as Green Goblin a good month before the film hit. And the big reveal that John Connor was the villain in Terminator: Genysis even took the director, Alan Taylor, himself by surprise. Or Chris Pratt driving alongside velociraptors en route to a massive Jurassic Park opening.

Maybe I’m wrong. According to an article featured on Entertainment Weekly last year, market research actually seems to argue the MORE we know, the more likely we are to see the film. But I have a feeling those stats are related to more obscure flicks and not FREAKING BATMAN VS SUPERMAN!!! That alone should be all you need to want to see this movie. (Same applies to Terminator too which would explain the sorry box office results I’d wager)

In this age of giving away the whole movie, all I can say is…Thank God for J.J. Abrams.

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Plus, we announce the winner of the Superman Film Franchise bracket in our March Madness Franchise Final Four. Haven’t voted yet? No problem! Do it below! Decide which Superman movie advances to the next round in our #comicbookmovie Franchise Final Four Bracket!

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And lastly catch me with the gang from @BadCoyoteFunky Thursday at 9:30p.m. ET for a special crossover event! We chat Dark Knight Returns and Batman vs Superman on http://twitch.tv/badcoyotefunky

Christopher Nolan or Tim Burton? Omitting Joel Schumacher altogether for his entries in the Batman movie canon and Zack Snyder who will partially make his debut in Batman movie lore with Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, the consensus among fans is that these two directors best represent Bruce Wayne’s transition from comics to screen.

But how do you evaluate two, totally different, but equally impressive interpretations of the character, not to mention the time periods in which they were filmed? Burton’s Gotham could have existed in the 1930s as easily as it existed in the 1980s, while Nolan’s run was a hard and fast look at the Bush era times we faced in the mid 2000s.

Batman Tim Burton v Christopher Nolan

No, the only way to truly define which version was better is to look at the amount of pressure each director faced when bringing the character to screen. And in this case, it’s without question that Nolan had to deliver. Mainly because of the debacle that was Batman and Robin (thank you Joel Schumacher) but also because he was attempting to bring to life the interpretation of Batman fans were clamoring for since Frank Miller’s Dark Knight Returns. And by delivering a gritty, down-to Earth representation of the character, Nolan not only he succeeded, he set the bar higher for gritty real-world superhero movies we’re experiencing today (looking at you Amazing Spider-Man franchises).

What do you think? Who had more pressure to perform and based on that criteria – who did it better? We’ll discuss that and our March Madness Franchise Final Four. Plus, we’ll welcome Zenescope’s Ralph Tedesco as he gives us the inside scoop on what it takes to bring a comic book creation to the big (and small) screen. Catch Secrets of the Sire exclusively on TalkingAlternative.com 11am ET.

Also, be sure to vote for your Favorite Batman Film And decide which movie advances to the next round in our #comicbookmovie Franchise Final Four Bracket! Poll below:

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We introduce the Comic Book Movie March Madness bracket. Each week we’ll pit the 4 most popular/best versions of each Batman, Spider-Man, Superman, and X-Men franchises against each other in a weekly poll on our Twitter feed (@Michael_Dolce) starting with the Batman bracket – and leave it in your hands to see which film emerges as the best in that franchise.

We also hear from Atlas Genius’ Keith Jeffrey on the new Creative Economy: What jobs exist today in the creative field that never existed at any time before – and how do you score those gigs? Video Game analyst, Blogger, Professional live streamer, YouTube Sensation – we give you the insight and history of how the Internet (for the umpteenth time) has changed EVERYTHING. Plus, we break down Chris Rock’s Oscar speech and more! Secrets of the Sire: Friday 11am ET on TalkingAlternative.com

Comic Book Movie March Madness

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