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PODCAST | We look ahead to the final slate of Comic Book Movies in 2018 including Aquaman, is it sink or swim for DC’s hero? Spider-Man into the Spider-verse: Will this be the best Spider-Man Movie of them all? And Bumblebee – FINALLY these Transformers look like, well, TRANSFORMERS! But is the movie going to be any good?

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Segment 1:

Michael and Hassan begin tonight’s show with the new Aquaman movie. They discuss the early reviews and expectations for DC’s latest release. Hassan thinks Jason Momoa deserves his big break with this film. Michael wonders if the early reviews are being released to build the hype for DC. The guys weigh in on Aquaman having higher 24 hour tickets sales than Infinity War. Plus, the guys predict the over/under for Aquaman’s opening weekend box office numbers.

Segment #2:

Hassan and Michael preview Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse. They talk about the past Sony Spiderman films and how they fell short. With that in mind, the guys discuss what they expect from the box office and the early responses from the critics. Michael brings up how the film will showcase the diversity in the Spiderverse. They debate how Miles Morales will be received as the main character in the film.

 

Segment 3:

Michael and Hassan pivot to the upcoming Transformers movie: Bumblebee. They agree the Transformers in the trailer look reminiscent of the original Transformers from the 1980s. They then compare the three films, speculating how Aquaman, Spiderman:Into The Spiderverse and Bumblebee will match up at the box office.

Segment #4:

Spinning The Racks: The guys discuss expectations for John Cena in Bumblebee. Plus, final predictions on the three upcoming films discussed tonight. Will Aquaman be an underwater Star Wars? Hassan and Michael debate Which film has the most pressure and how the films’ success or failure will affect their franchises in the future. To close, the guys pay tribute to Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of Spongebob.

 

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NEXT WEEK: We welcome Mitch Hyman creator of cult horror hit Bubba The Redneck Werewolf to talk about his next horror project!

PODCAST | What are YOU thankful for in 2018. Who makes the cut in our Pop Culture Gravy List and who gets stuffed with a Turkey Leg? Join us for the best of 2018 special!

PLUS: We welcome actor and star of “When We Dance the Music Dies” William Ragsdale alongside director Anthony de Lioncourt for an in-depth discussion on the new indie flick!

 

Segment 1:

Michael and Hassan run down their Pop Culture Gravy (ie: the BEST from 2018 so far). Number three on Mike’s list takes Hassan by surprise and madness ensues.

Segment 2:

We switch over to our Pop Culture TURKEYs (ie: The WORST of 2018). A certain Zombie show, Star Wars movie and Netflix show makes the list.

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Segment 3:

We welcome actor William Ragsdale, alongside director Anthony de Lioncourt as they discuss their new film, “When We Dance the Music Dies” and Michael asks William about his days on Hermans Head.

Segment 4:

Spinning The Racks: The most bizarre Birds of Prey/Harley Quinn news plus: what’s YOUR favorite Thanksgiving dish?

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NEXT WEEK: We look ahead to the final films of 2018: Aquaman, Bumblebee and Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse.

PLUS: We welcome Mitch Hyman creator of cult horror hit Bubba The Redneck Werewolf!

Ep 144: We look back at the epic career of the godfather of Marvel Comics. His history, his influence, the ups and downs of his career and YOUR stories about the man who touched us all with his creations.

Join us for this celebration of Stan Lee – Excelsior!

Segment 1

On tonight’s show, Michael and Hassan pay tribute to the legend Stan Lee. They discuss the tremendous impact Stan Lee had on the comic industry and how the world responded to news of his passing. They then reflect on how Stan Lee gave joy to readers through his comics and later on through his cameos in the MCU. They highlight Stan’s skill with writing dialogue and  how he popularized the superhero genre as an allegory for our real lives.

Segment 2

Hassan and Michael continue their tribute by recognizing how central Stan Lee was to Marvel’s success. They are joined by Casey from BadCoyoteFunky, who shares his experience of meeting Stan Lee and getting his Marvel No Prize signed. They pivot to Stan’s many characters. Hassan shares how he saw humanity in the flaws of the Marvel characters Stan created, which allowed him to sympathize more with the characters.

Segment 3

Michael and Hassan count down the best Stan Lee cameos. They debate the best Stan Lee cameos from the past three decades. They react to the outpouring of Excelsior on social media after Stan Lee passed. They consider how the cameos in the Marvel movies elevated Stan’s celebrity later in life. They touch on Stan Lee’s marketing genius. Listen to hear which Stan Lee cameo they think was best!

Segment 4

Spinning The Racks: The guys react to Armie Hammer slamming celebrities for posting pictures with Stan Lee. They debate celebrity motivations for posting pictures with Stan Lee in the aftermath of his death. Michael takes heart in how celebrities are in awe of a comics legend. Hassan and Michael consider their own tributes to Stan Lee on social media and reflect on their motivations. They conclude with their thanks to Stan Lee for his influence on their lives and careers.

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NEXT WEEK: It’s Thanksgiving! We give you our picks for what we were thankful for in 2018. PLUS: We’ll welcome Fright Night’s William Ragsdale and the directors of the new film “When We Dance”

It’s official! Disney and Fox have agreed to the merger which means X-Men andFantastic Four are coming home! Where does this leave X-Men: Dark PhoenixX-ForceLegion and what can fans look forward to?

PLUS: We review the new Venom trailer. Will the Movie Be Vicious Or Vile? Darren Sanchez from Marvel Comics is in studio as Michael’s guest co-host!

This week, Michael welcomes a guest co-host, Darren Sanchez!

Segment 1:

Michael explains Hassan’s absence, The guys talk Venom trailer, Tom Hardy’s acting style, Will Venom surprise people with how good it is?, Darren breaks down different aspects showcased in the Venom trailer, Darren shares his job description working at Marvel, Shares how he collaborates with companies to make promotional comic content, Michael breaks down the issue with a Venom movie

Segment 2:

Darren and Michael discuss their co created comic The Mainstream #4, Darren breaks down the questions answered and unanswered by Venom trailer, Michael discusses the recent Fantastic Four news, Darren talks Wizards on Netflix, What are the first three Marvel Fox movies Michael and Darren want to see, Spiderman vs. Wolverine and Deadpool under Marvel Fox.

 

Segment 3:

Michael and Darren continue to discuss their top picks for a reboot after Marvel and Fox merger, Wolverine and Hulk potential, Is Deadpool as popular as Hulk and Wolverine?, Michael shares his idea for Deadpool Wolverine, Potential for The InHumans, How popular are the X-Men characters compared to other Marvel characters with the younger demographic, Darren is not a fan of Channing Tatum as Gambit, Michael shares his favorite Gambit moment,

Segment 4:

Spinning the Racks, Hassan chimes in on the Facebook feed, Chris Hardwick reinstated on Talking Dead, James Gunn coworkers rally to get him reinstated, Recapping Chris Hardwick and James Gunn allegations, The misuse of social media and its effects, Michael brings up a point about Roseanne Barr, Princess Leia returns.

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NEXT WEEK: We welcome Adrian Wassel E-I-C of Vault Comics onto the show to talk about their exciting new comics as part of our Summer Comics Spotlight

PODCAST | Westworld and Luke Cage Season 2 Reviews and the Top 10 Marvel Netflix Moments All Time!

PLUS: We answer your burning Westworld finale questions including “What the heck just happened?” and “What the heck am I watching?”

Segment #1:

Hassan starts off the show by giving his take on people stretching a plot line. With many superhero movies today the plotline is so vague, and you cant tell stories that way.  The guys then go on to discuss season 2 of Westworld and there problem with the plotline. Hassan doesn’t realize why it took them two years to finish that plotline. Michael believes that the season is a tale of 2 actions, some of the best riveting single episodes and then this overarching story that is nowhere near as compelling as season 1. Hassan explains how Westworld half settled the riddles from the season before and this seasons riddle was “what the hell is going on?” Hassan’s issue with the series is that its not real storytelling. Both Hassan and Michael feel that the show was way too confusing and at some points during the show the audience doesn’t really care what’s going on. Hassan goes on to say that the problem with shows like this and movies like avatar is that the writers try to make a simple plot out to be so complicated.

Segment 2:

Hassan compares the series to the girl with a dragon tattoo. He has never read anything so compelling, with such a bad surprise. Michael believes that one problem with the show is that the writers never set up the story line. Hassan mentions that the first season had a major flaw, which was William bought the park before it got put online. Michael switches the conversation to the post credit scene.

 

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The third segment starts off with the post credit scene of Westworld. Hassan believes that the man in black was killed by Maeve when their paths crossed. Michael explains that the man in black did kill his daughter and he made the wrong choice and the man in black is a now a host version of himself and lives the same loop of events over and over again. Michael mentions that Teddy was one of the most interesting character arcs, because in the end he made his own choice. Next, the guys discuss the premiere of Luke Cage, season 2. They begin by looking at the first episode and mention how Luke is a lot different than he was in season 2, he is now embracing his heroism. Hassan brings up the point that he never understands the hero who is in love with the girl who convinces him not to be a hero. Michael feels that the plot is changing a little too much for his liking and he’s not sure what exactly is going to happen. Hassan mentions that with Luke Cage you can have both the comic book and TV feel to it because his powers are grounded. Hassan and Michael go on to give their top 10 best Marvel Netflix moments.

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The last segment starts off with Michael and Hassan sharing their top 10 best Marvel Netflix moments. Michael’s favorites include The Punisher, Jessica Jones season 1 when she shoots her parents, and the hallway fight scene in Daredevil. Hassan loved the scene in the Defendenders when the power man and Iron Fist meet each other. Michael wishes that there would be on marvel show with all of these characters included. Hassan implores that the problem with some of these comic book shows is that the writers are trying to one up one another instead of focusing on the writing. In his words, “If they tell the story then people will watch them.”

 

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In 2 WEEKs: We review Ant-Man & Wasp with a stuntwoman FROM the movie Leesha Davis!

PLUS: We welcome Dynamite Entertainment’s Joseph Rybant on to help us preview SDCC 2018.

Transmedia guru Jeff Gomez shared so many insider nuggets as our guest this past week. He even dropped the rumored FIRST Marvel/FOX film post merger. You won’t believe who’s in it and who will be playing the role of a certain Canadian-clawed mutant.

Spider-Man/Wolverine Crossover In The Works?

Will Hugh Jackman Reprise the role of Wolverine in a crossover with Tom Holland’s Spider-Man?

“The muscles were flexing to take these third and fourth tier characters and lift them,” Gomez revealed when asked how the Disney/Fox merger would impact the MCU going forward. “It’s going to be a little easier with X-Men, Fantastic Four and Deadpool.”

But then Gomez dropped the “inside baseball” bombshell of exactly what the bigwigs at Disney were planning to unveil

“The big win is a Hugh Jackman Wolverine with Spider-Man. Why? Spider-Man is the number one superhero merchandise generator ever. So combining those two characters…and Hugh is willing to do it.”

There’s been some debate on Secrets of the Sire as to whether Hugh Jackman needs to hang up the claws. Co-hosts Michael Dolce and Hassan Godwin have debated back and forth whether this merger, combined with he storyline in Logan, is the perfect opportunity to cast someone new in Jackman’s iconic role. But Gomez revealed the thought of Jackman reprising the role is just too good an opportunity to pass up at this point.

“[Wolverine] will have to evolve into another actor at some point, but there are a number of opportunities in the [Marvel] cinematic universe [waiting] to happen.”

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Hugh Jackman’s turn as Wolverine may not be over

About This Clip: Disney/Fox Merger
Jeff Gomez gives insight into a potential Disney/Fox merger saying it’ll be “huge for fanboys” and how that might dictate Marvel’s plans for the MCU in the coming years. With a bunch of movies getting new release dates including Deadpool and The New Mutants, what does this say about the direction Fox is heading?

“In the twilight of Fox they are doing interesting things with the franchises.”

You can read Jeff’s article “The Self Disruption of Star Wars” and more from him at blog.collectivejourney.com and can follow him on Twitter @jeff_gomez

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We’re on Amazon Alexa devices now! Look up “Spreaker Podcast Radio Player “ on Amazon and enable it on your Alexa device. Then “Alexa, open Spreaker” Then “Alexa, open Secrets of the Sire” – ain’t technology grand?

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NEXT WEEK: Newsarama’s Chris Arrant help us run down the must-read Comic Books for 2018!

With Wonder Woman‘s overwhelming success and moderate buzz for Spider-Man: Homecoming are fans over the MCU? Or will Avengers: Infinity War tip the scales back next year?

PLUS: We welcome the Comic Noobs podcast on to talk..what else? COMICS!

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Here’s an excerpt from the Podcast: Kevin Veldman from Comic Noobs:

Michael Dolce: Whats your take on the DC Film U? To me DC is this train wreck that we have to watch, but all of the sudden it went from “we can’t make good movies” to “I’m more excited to see the future DC films than I am the MCU.”

Kevin Veldman: I was a fan of Man of Steel, it wasn’t perfect and had a lot of pacing issues. I did not like Batman vs Superman, it had a ton of issues, but I did feel a lot of those issues were do to studio interference. I’ve been pretty confident in the movies going forward. I don’t know what happened with Suicide Squad, I was super hyped for that one.

MD: Yeah, it just wasn’t very good.

K: I had fun watching it, but I did not like it. Wonder Woman, I have to be honest, I haven’t seen it. I have a toddler at home, so it is very hard to go to the movies.

MD: That is no excuse. I have a 16 month at home. So you haven’t seen Wonder Woman yet?

K: You can blame it on my son.

MD- That is perfectly fair.

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ABOUT OUR GUEST: Marty Grabstein

WHAT DO YOU DO? (Think Twitter Bio)

WHAT DO YOU DO? (Brief bio, credits and how you like to be referred to on air. Think Twitter Bio)

I host a Comedy podcast where we recap the most important, most fun, and most iconic comic book stories every week.

WHAT DO YOU GOT GOING ON THESE DAYS? (Shameless Plug Time)

We’ve launched a new segment on our show called SuperRealityTV, where we put various comic book characters into shows like Big Brother, The Bachelor and Survivor and try to figure out who wins. It’s a hilarious and a ton of fun. We’ve got something special planned for our 100th episode comic up soon! I can’t tell you what yet though. We’ll be launching a bonus series called COMICS IN SPACE where we’re going to be talking about some epic Green Lantern comics and Marvel’s cosmic stories that are amazing but not nearly as well-known as their superheroes (featuring your favorite guardians of the galaxy!).

GOT A HOT TAKE? (Tell us the burning issues you’re dying to talk about)

Oh man I’m terrible at this kind of stuff. All my hot takes are so geeky it’s embarrassing. So a new Spider-Man movie comes out this weekend and you know how nerds like to get into pointless debates on this stuff. My most controversial position is that Spider-Man’s greatest enemy is…. Mary Jane Watson. Think about it! She’s awful!

Additionally people love to talk about superhero movie fatigue. Given the success of Guardians of the Galaxy (and Star Wars!) I could see a shift coming soon where Marvel Cosmic and the Green Lantern Corps could become the blockbuster stars of the next era of comic book movies!

YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES (Friend You?)
You can subscribe to our podcast under ComicNoobs (all one word) on iTunes or any podcast app, find us on twitter @ComicNoobsShow, Facebook.com/comicnoobsshow, you can find us on the awesome website TheGWW.com and follow them @the_GWW.

NEXT WEEK: Spider-Man: Homecoming is receiving positive reviews and could win the summer for the House of Ideas. We welcome Ultimate Spider-Man writer Brian Smith on to discuss the film’s chances of bringing back the buzz to the MCU.

Secrets of the Sire turns 50! We welcome guest co-host, Joe Mulvey (SCAM, Mummys All Right) in studio and comic book icon Paul Jenkins via phone to talk his latest After Shock project Alters!

PLUS: What chance does Deadpool have of taking home the Golden Globe and we count down or Top 5 Movies To Come in 2017

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NEXT WEEK: We welcome Eric Palicki creator of NO ANGEL #1 from Black Mask Comics on the show.

PLUS: Our Golden Globes recap and a look forward at Marvel and DC in 2017

On the latest Secrets of the Sire Podcast we talk Westworld season finale – Is this show the next Game of Thrones or will it suffer a True Detective like Season 2 fate?

PLUS: We welcome Jason Powell author of the definitive Chris Claremont/X-Men book and break down his epic 18 year run on the title.

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About This Weeks Guest: Jason Powell
The book is “The Best There Is At What He Does: Examining Chris Claremont’s X-Men.” Facebook page for that is https://www.facebook.com/claremonts.xmen/ The book can be purchased on Amazon, and there is also information about it at Sequart.org.
Writer: Superhero musical, “Fortuna the Time-Bender Vs. The Schoolgirls of Doom.”
The Facebook page for that is:
https://www.facebook.com/FortunaTheTimeBender/
Here is his own Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/JasonPowellSongwriter/

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NEXT WEEK: We welcome Valiant Comics’ E-I-C Warren Simons on to discuss the past, present and future of the company!

We welcome Creative Beast Studio ‘s David Silva to discuss action figures, godzilla and his successfully funded Kickstarter for Beasts of the Mezosoic!

PLUS: What does the new X-Men Blue & Gold comic book launch mean for Marvel Studios? Are the wheels in motion for a Marvel/Fox crossover?

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About This Week’s Guest:
David Silva is a sculptor for NECA, specializing in collectible action figures. He has worked at McFarlane and Hasbro. More recently he successfully funded the Beasts of the Mesozoic: Raptor Series- (dinosaur action figures), and owner of Creative Beast Studio.

Kickstarter page: Beasts of the Mesozoic- Raptor Series

Facebook page: Creative Beast Studio

website: creative-beast.com
Instagram: creativebeaststudio
Twitter: Creative-Beast@Beast_SculptKit

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NEXT WEEK: We welcome Jason Powell author of the definitive Chris Claremont book. We break down his epic 18-year run with Jason next week!