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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.

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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

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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.