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Todd N Tyler Radio Empire
10/18 2-1 Suspicious Dead Pool Activities

Todd N Tyler Radio Empire

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 22:37


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Nerdinion!
Deadpool 2 (2018)

Nerdinion!

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 155:16


Deadpool 2 —— Directed By: David Leitch —— Written By: Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick —— Starring: Ryan Reynolds—— Morena Baccarin—— Josh Brolin—— Julian Dennison—— Zazie Beetz—— T.J Miller—— Leslie Uggams—— Karan Soni—— Brianna Hildebrand—— Jack Kesy—— Eddie Marsan—— Shioli Kutsuna—— Stefan Kapicic—— ——The wisecracking Mercenary with a Mouth, Wade Wilson, aka Deadpool, reluctantly joins Professor Charles Xavier's X-Men, after a sudden tragedy. Seeking redemption, Wade embarks on a mission to save the troubled fire-starting mutant, Russell, unbeknownst to him that Cable, a powerful time-travelling cyborg, has already set his sights on killing the young boy. Now, Wade needs to form a team of super-protectors to thwart the evil plans of the cybernetic killer from the future.—— Give us a follow on Twitter & Instagram @nerdinion And, give a 5-star review anywhere you can! Cheers!

Draw Drink'n
DECLAN SHALVEY

Draw Drink'n

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 102:08


Declan Shalvey is an Irish comics artist and writer. He has worked for Marvel Comics, drawing titles like Moon Knight, Thunderbolts and Deadpool. For Image Comics, he has collaborated with writer Warren Ellis on science fiction series Injection, and written crime comics set in Ireland, including Savage Town, with artist Philip Barrett, and Bog Bodies, with artist Gavin Fullerton. Check out more on wikipedia.

MCOC & ME!!
Pool's Gold

MCOC & ME!!

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 7:09


A quick review on the recent Deadpool side event.

Lass is More with Josh Lasser
Meanderings #240: "Free Guy" Proves Worth the Wait

Lass is More with Josh Lasser

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 5:36


Out now on digital as well as Blu-ray, Ryan Reynolds' "Free Guy" is one of those movies that actually delivers on the fun of its premise.  We sit there and watch as this video game NPC becomes something more than just a background character.  Most importantly though, it pleased Josh's son, who has been anxiously anticipating the film for two years.

WhatCulture
10 Insane Rumours For Upcoming Superhero Movies - The Snap Will Bring Deadpool Into The MCU! Wesley Snipes Will Play The Main Villain In Blade! Eternals Will Lay The Foundations For The X-Men! Rocket's Going To Die?!

WhatCulture

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 9:17


Is Tom Cruise going to make a cameo in the Doctor Strange sequel? Amy Rapeer presents 10 Insane Rumours For Upcoming Superhero Movies... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Paneloids Podcast
New York Comic Con 2021

Paneloids Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 25:43


This Week on Paneloids Podcast: Dmitri and Kyle go to New York Comic Con 2021! We talk about the panels we attended as well as the great interactions we had with comic creators Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, James Tynion IV, Fabian Nicieza, Brian K. Vaughan, Donny Cates, and Ryan Stegman. Send your questions and requests to paneloids@gmail.com Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @paneloids Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and we'll read it on our next episode Thanks for listening!

Capes and Lunatics
Capes and Lunatics Ep #230: Amazing Spider-Man #75, Deadpool - Black, White & Blood #3

Capes and Lunatics

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 56:10


Capes and Lunatics Ep #230: Amazing Spider-Man #75, Deadpool - Black, White & Blood #3 This week your geek guides discuss various topics including: Amazing Spider-Man #75 and the triumphant return of Ben Reilly for “Spider-Man Beyond” Other new comics including Chicken Devil #1, Impossible Jones #1, Wonder Woman 80th Anniversary Special #1, Hey Kids, Comics #6,  Jennifer Blood #1, New Mutants #22, Department of Truth #13, Are You Afraid of Darkseid #1, Deadpool: Black, White and Blood #3 Show notes: Capes and Lunatics Ep #230: Amazing Spider-Man #75, Deadpool - Black, White & Blood #3 Find all of our Social Media here: https://linktr.ee/capesandlunatics Follow Phil Perich on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nightwingpdp Follow Charlie Esser on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CharlieEsser Follow Lilith Hellfire on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LilithHellfire Produced by: Capes and Lunatics Podcast Production Team: Phil Perich Support the Capes and Lunatics Podcast on Patreon www.patreon.com/capesandlunatics

The Real Press Start
Tight Shots

The Real Press Start

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 61:08


This week we are talking Tyson Fury VS Deontay Wilder, Steve-o's Bucket List Tour, New Resident Evil movie trailer, GTA Definitive Edition, Deadpool 3, and a lot more!! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/trps/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/trps/support

Stay Nerdy Podcast
Episode 40- What If... we talked about ALL OF THE THINGS

Stay Nerdy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 75:42


Whats up nerds! This is episode 40 and we are joined by Chris from Nerd Gang-formerly from Honestly Nerds- and former pod partner, Ro! Listen in as we talk about what our fave go-to flicks are to bring in Spooky Season, what our thoughts are on that Disney+ announcement to bring in an Agatha Harkness spin-off, how we feel about the upcoming GoT Prequel-House of the Dragon, and how much we are all loving Squid Game on Netflix! We also discuss that What If finale and what it could mean for the future of the MCU... are mutants coming? Do we get to see a live action Uatu the Watcher? Who else is gonna pop up in Multiverse of Madness? Is Deadpool gonna take over Stan Lee's cameos? We also have double the Unpopular Opinions and chat about Halloween costumes, gross candy, ugly crocs, subs over dubs... we talk about ALL OF THE THINGS! It's a jam-packed episode kids so buckle up and enjoy the geek out!

KingdomCasts
Nude Ballet & Other Interests

KingdomCasts

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 82:38


They discuss What if and answer all your questions about it. Venom, Star Wars Visions, Y the Last Man get thrown in for good measure and then at the one hour mark they remember that they are supposed to discuss comics, and they do. Kind of. We also learn that the downfall of PBS is nude ballet and that Albert has afoot fetish which results in his consequent ban from Christian Mingle.com. Plus Sandra does not like Scarlet Johansson's apology to Disney.

Action Filmmaking Decoded- The Story of Action Films
Justin Eaton Pt 1: Falcon and the Winter Soldier's John Walker Double (Emmy Nominated), American Horror Story's Bloody Face, Dr Strange Stunt Double

Action Filmmaking Decoded- The Story of Action Films

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 69:20


Introducing: Justin Eaton, stuntman and double in Banshee, Dr. Strange, Daredevil, and The Punisher. He was Emmy nominated for his stunt performance as Captain America John Walker in Falcon and The Winter Soldier. He is also married to CC Ice, double for Black Widow and Scarlet Witch! In this episode, we discuss his work as Bloody Face on American Horror Story, scaring people on set with his monster makeup, and receiving an action stunt crash course for Bunraku. We also dive into his work relationship with Dave Macomber, having tattoos as a stunt performer, and that time he stretched his shoulder muscles til they "plucked" like the violin bow strings. We also breakdown Banshee's pit fight as well as the action short Identity Crisis which was filmed over two weekends with the Banshee action team! In Part II, we'll be going in depth about Daredevil, Deadpool, and Doctor Strange. We'll also be breaking down action sequences from Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Join us as we chat with Justin Eaton: The Wicked Lion of Stunts. - Edited by Luigi Hernandez If you enjoyed this episode, you can support us at Patreon.com/actionfilmmaking Subscribe and leave a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or the podcast app of your choice Find us at actiondecoded.com, on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok @actionfilmmakingpodcast or on Twitter @ActionDecoded Until next time, thanks for listening --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/action-filmmaking-decoded/support

Elite 8 Showdown
The Best Fight Scene in Marvel Cinematic History

Elite 8 Showdown

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 84:52


This week's slugfest is all about the best throw downs across all spectrums of Marvel movies, Deadpool, X-Men, Avengers and Spider-Man this week Big Chuck and Tim felt like another deep dive was the way to go to earn the respect of the fans! Katie Treanor's Rad Stuff: Noodlepuppet.threadless.com American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&teamID=266766 Twitch: Twitch.tv/professionalcasualnetwork Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfUOaJjpMfgRFWL7Z996lyQ A special thanks to our Patreon backers who helped support us at Patreon.com/professionalcasual : Thank you! Russel H., Rob M., Byron C., Rob., Franz B., VPotter, Leslie S., Matt F., Kasper S., Paul S., Christopher T., Matt L., Zane T., Thomas T, Joe J., Johan E., Jens R., Kelsey R., Oliver H., Mikolaj W., Andrew, Zach C., Justliketheplant, Neil L., Jared S., Mikael N., Taylor M., George F., Tom M., Devin M., Nicholas W., Jonas P., Jonathan L., Simon P., Gareth G., Jacob Y., Lady_Leah, Devin M., David R., Will B., Stephan S., Sean S., Brian Y., William S., Path, William P., Tim D., Simon W., Jake C., Theo A., Heber R., Ben R., Jacob P., Vaughan A., Andrew M., Daniel S., Lars, Taylor H., Blarin R., Gervasio L., Adam D., Christopher C., Craig G., Kevin C., WreckMyPodcast, Charlie S., Witchdream, Anthony R., Sarah B., Dan C., Dani, and Lindsay F. Use Code 'professionalcasual' for 15% off RAZE Energy: https://reppsports.com/?rfsn=5472644.3e7a1c&utm_source=refersion&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=5472644.3e7a1c Drive-Thru RPG: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse.php?affiliate_id=3002007 Professional Casual Gear: https://teespring.com/stores/professionalcasual Bearded Dragon Games (Pick up all your gaming needs): BeardedDragonGames.Online (use code 'professionalcasual' for free shipping!) Built Bar (Use link or use code 'professionalcasual' at checkout for 10% discount): https://builtbar.com#?baapp=PROFESSIONALCASUAL Skillshare (get 2 months free, or 30% off the annual sunscription): skillshare.eqcm.net/Q5mR9 Our Giveaways: Professionalcasual.com/giveaways Support this podcast

Matt and Alex Show
Matt and Alex Sports Podcast #96: NFL Week 5, PrimeTime Picks, DEAD POOL!

Matt and Alex Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 91:37


Yes, you heard that correctly. We have been talking about putting together a DEAD POOL for close to a year and it has arrived! Tune in to see our picks! Week 5 NFL is coming and we are in full swing with October baseball!RAZE ENERGY DRINK!PROMO FOR 15% OFF : SAVEWITHROLFEYCheck us out and SUBSCRIBE!..MATT AND ALEX SPORTS PODCASTSPORTS | PODCAST..MattandAlexShow.com.APPLE PODCAST : SPOTIFYPANDORA : STITCHERand more.....HOW TO SUPPORT OUR SHOW:      INSTACART: For Free Delivery on Your First Order Over $35 click the link and sign up!https://instacart.pxf.io/c/2336987/856254/7412 BUZZSPROUT: Do you want to start a podcast? Use BUZZSPROUT and use this referral page for a $20 gift card!   https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1002562PATREON: Matt and Alex Show https://www.patreon.com/join/mattandalexshow/checkout         #itunespodcasts #podcasterthoughts #podcastmarketing #podcastproduction #podcastproducer #podcastguest #podcastlistening #podcastapp #podcastday #podcast #sportsshoes #sportsnutrition #sportsmedicine #sportsspectrum #nbabetting #Bettingtime #Bettingwinner #freeBetting #Bettingsystems #Bettingsportswinners #sportsBettingtips #Bettingadvisor #vipBetting #Bettingpredictions #Bettingtipster #Bettingmoney #Bettingodds #Bettingexperts #Bettingsports#podcastediting  #podcastinterview #podcastlaunch #podcastepisode #podcastmafia #podcastincolor #podcastlovers #itunespodcasts #extremesport #sportsbetting #sportscards #sportsmessage #Bettingbola #Bettingexchange #Bettingslips #Bettingcharts #Bettingtip #Bettingpays #Bettingbetter #OnlineBetting #Winbetting #NFL #MLB #DEADPOOL

MCU and Me!
BONUS: Deadpool (3rd Contest Winner Choice)

MCU and Me!

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 28:29


4th wall breaks, quips, action, self-reference, chimichangas - you know 'em, you love 'em, now it's time for Kaylee to meet the Merc with the Mouth. Our 3rd and final contest winner Darren chose this wild ride, and it couldn't be more perfect timing, with Fox now owned by Disney, the multiverse opening up, and Deadpool poised to be the fella to tie it all together... 

Run Eat Drink Podcast
RED Episode 184: Maximum Effort Deadpool 5K and Sebastian's Bistro at Walt Disney World

Run Eat Drink Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 50:19


SHOUT OUTS  Thanks to all our patrons and everyone in the Runcation Nation for all your support and encouragement.  Because of you, we have been able to keep the show going over the last 18 months, and now that the races are returning, we look forward to meeting up with you, too! For anyone who would like a shoutout on the show, please don't forget to send them to us. We do our best to collect them throughout the week, but please send them our way!  Send them to info@runeatdrink.net or call 941-677-2733! Special thank you to all our patrons!  We have been able to expand our studio and keep the show going over the last year and a half.    We can't express how much it means to us.  Your support is appreciated from the bottom of our hearts.  If you'd like more of the Run Eat Drink Podcast, including bonus content, early access to episodes, become a patron of the show!  Go to www.patreon.com/runeatdrinkpodcast to find out more.   RUN We ran a great Medal Chasers Virtual while we were staying at Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando at Walt Disney World.  This week, we discuss completing Medal Chasers Maximum Effort 5K celebrating the anti-hero Deadpool.  The medal was such a great design, as always!  We love what Kristina and Bill do at Medal Chasers.  We were so excited to do this race to support Shriners Hospital for Children, too. EAT We finally scored a reservation at Sebastian's Bistro at Caribbean Beach Resort after trying for several weeks!    We specifically wanted to try this place because they have a 3-course, family-style meal offering that is plant-based as well as a version for meat lovers, too!  Reservations here are limited because they are only open for dinner.  In addition, there are some days they are not open.  We wish it was available all day, 7 days a week!  So good! DRINK Sebastian's Bistro also had great drinks, both non-alcoholic specialty drinks and cocktails that are very tasty!  Aimee had a Marooned Pig Old Fashioned… smoky bourbon and bacon goodness!  Dana, who is currently completing the 75 Hard, had a Sebastian Island Paradise that made us wish we were on a beach sipping that frozen and refreshing beverage.  Sebastian's Bistro has rum flights, too!  So good!  THAT'S A WRAP! Thank you for listening! We are looking forward to YEAR NUMBER 5 of the podcast because of all your support! Don't forget to follow us and let us know where to find you next on our website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Also, check out our store on the website and get some swag, thanks to Pure Creative Apparel. Thanks to PodcastMusic.com for providing the music for this episode, too!

Beautiful Feet Podcast
Ep 96: Deadpool

Beautiful Feet Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 56:58


In this episode, I share my thoughts on DeadPool. I also go through my thoughts on Revelation chapter 17.  I've published my first book! A book of poetry entitled, “ the Sanctuary of my Solitude” You can grab a copy at: Iuniverse.com at https://tinyurl.com/wauwqfd Amazon.com at https://tinyurl.com/rk86o72 Follow me on social media: Twitter @beautfeetent Instagram @beautiful_feet_entertainment Visit beautifulfeetentertainment.com for more!   --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beautifulfeetent/message

Outer Roses Podcast
Dive Bar Deadpool Update - Q3 2021

Outer Roses Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 43:42


This week, we have a special episode to update everyone on where things stand with the Dive Bar Deadpool bet. Corey, Matt and Scott get together to talk about which places have closed, who's leading the way and what to expect from the rest of the year. The group also talks about which picks they wished they hadn't made, and which ones they think might still close by end of year. We plan on doing another Dive Bar update episode at the end of the year to give final results and get a few more of the group together to reminisce on the places we've lost over the last two years. Next episode will be back to the Timbers but keep your eyes out for future Dive Bar Deadpool updates.

Earth's Mightiest Podcasts
MWAP Episode 121: Uncle Franky

Earth's Mightiest Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 107:11


Episode 121. The boys are back! In this episode Corwin discovers Harem is an anime genre, then gets nostalgic for Mike Carey's X-Men. Meanwhile Scott compares the Cowboy Bebop intro to a Target Commercial, then becomes astound that FYE has survived during the pandemic. The Deadpool drought is still going so they dive right into Past-O-Vision to talk about the Cable & Deadpool arc “Fractured”. In Get in the Review the boys talk about Evangelion 1.11: You Are (Not) Alone. Finally, Monty's Predictions are visited, and new ones are made. And a special appearance is made during Robot Chicken Hulk's PSA   0:11:58 Anime Talk Past-O-Vision 0:31:30 Cable & Deadpool (2004) #40 0:37:54 Retro Ads 0:44:40 Cable & Deadpool (2004) #41 0:55:48 Retro Ads 1:00:57 Shang Chi Movie (Spoilers) 1:04:54 Evangelion 1.11 You Are (Not) Alone 1:23:48 Monty's Predictions 1:43:50 What If…? (Spoilers) [MwaP RSS] Subscribe [RSS All] Subscribe [Google Podcasts] Subscribe [Apple Podcasts] Subscribe   Music by Jenki Girls of Los Angeles Email: HipsterDaken@gmail.com Website: http://www.EarthsMightiestPodcast.comFacebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/MercWithaPodcast/ Episodes #1-26 can be found @ Cultural Wormhole.com The Merc Report has now joined the EMP family of podcasts and has now become The Merc With a Podcast! -EXPLICIT CONTENT

Play Comics
Mutant Academy (All of Them) With Billy

Play Comics

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021 61:40


The early 2000s were an exciting time. X-Men had the start of a feature film franchise and I'm sure there isn't anything that could go wrong with that at all is there….. But for real people were really starting to get the hang of this PlayStation thing. And this was right at the start of every movie having a game to go with it. Listen in as Billy comes back to help take a look at this game that certainly isn't a Capcom vs title, but is still nothing to sneeze at. Mostly because that's a rude thing to do. This Episode is brought to you in part by Pocus Hocus, a Kickstarter comic that takes a look at what happens when someone sells their soul to the devil and then decides that they want their soul back. Learn such things as: Why do some non movie characters have movie costumes? What's Spider-Man doing here? Do the handheld games ever really matter when there's a console version? And so much more! You can find Billy's writing CommanderCast, or jump straight to his latest article which looks at the use of Squirrel creatures in Magic: the Gathering Arena or this older article that looks at the use of Zombies and zombie hoards, or listen to him in the second part of their 400th episode. If you want to be a guest on the show please check out the Be a A Guest on the Show page and let me know what you're interested in. If you want to help support the show check out the Play Comics Patreon page or head over to the Support page if you want to go another route. You can also check out the Play Comics Merch Store. Use the coupon code “ireadshownotes” for 15% off your order. Play Comics is part of the Gonna Geek Network, which is a wonderful collection of geeky podcasts. Be sure to check out the other shows on Gonna Geek if you need more of a nerd fix. You can find Play Comics @playcomicscast on Twitter and in the Play Comics Podcast Fan Group on Facebook. A big thanks to Legends: A Superhero Story, as well as Roll for Intent for the promos today. Intro/Outro Music by Best Day, whose favorite X-Man is Deadpool.

Listening to America
Seven States in Jeopardy as Prolonged Drought Threatens Power Generation (Ep. 26)

Listening to America

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 33:29


A new report from the federal government brings urgency to a veteran geologist's longtime warnings about the crippling of the Colorado River. Geochemist James Powell is a longtime observer of the complex interworking of Lake Powell, Lake Mead and the Upper Basin of the Colorado River. He has written 14 books on the subject – including, aptly enough, Dead Pool.

Arroe Collins
Ryan Jay Reviews Venom 2, Diana The Musical And The Guilty

Arroe Collins

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 13:12


Ryan Jay reviews Venom 2 Let There Be Carnage. He says it's far better than the original but still lacks the comedic edge of Ryan Reynolds in Dead Pool. It's still a great movie to see on the theater screen. When you see a title like Diana Musical what do you think? Diana Ross? Nope this feature on Netflix is all about Princess Diana and its a musical! The music written by Bon Jovi's keyboardist. A must see for fans of musicals and be prepared for the Rock edge. And finally what's up with this film called The Guilty? Ryan Jay reviewed it and says the Netflix feature is one you can miss. Its adapted from a 2018 Danish crime thriller.

Arroe Collins
Ryan Jay Reviews Venom 2, Diana The Musical And The Guilty

Arroe Collins

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 13:12


Ryan Jay reviews Venom 2 Let There Be Carnage. He says it's far better than the original but still lacks the comedic edge of Ryan Reynolds in Dead Pool. It's still a great movie to see on the theater screen. When you see a title like Diana Musical what do you think? Diana Ross? Nope this feature on Netflix is all about Princess Diana and its a musical! The music written by Bon Jovi's keyboardist. A must see for fans of musicals and be prepared for the Rock edge. And finally what's up with this film called The Guilty? Ryan Jay reviewed it and says the Netflix feature is one you can miss. Its adapted from a 2018 Danish crime thriller.

Arroe Collins
Ryan Jay Reviews Venom 2, Diana The Musical And The Guilty

Arroe Collins

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 13:12


Ryan Jay reviews Venom 2 Let There Be Carnage. He says it's far better than the original but still lacks the comedic edge of Ryan Reynolds in Dead Pool. It's still a great movie to see on the theater screen. When you see a title like Diana Musical what do you think? Diana Ross? Nope this feature on Netflix is all about Princess Diana and its a musical! The music written by Bon Jovi's keyboardist. A must see for fans of musicals and be prepared for the Rock edge. And finally what's up with this film called The Guilty? Ryan Jay reviewed it and says the Netflix feature is one you can miss. Its adapted from a 2018 Danish crime thriller.

Funny Science Fiction
S1E52 - The Real Life Jedi ft. Michelle C. Smith

Funny Science Fiction

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 51:11


The Real Life Jedi This week on Funny Science Fiction we get the details of how professional Stuntwoman Michelle C. Smith got to be so awesome. She details her path from Baton Competitions, to the circus community, to working with weapons and eventually into Stunt Training. We talk about how amazing of stuntwoman and weapons trainer she is, which is on display in movies like Deadpool. Not to mention that Michelle has some of the wickedest moves with a lightsaber that you have ever seen! (you should probably sub to her YouTube channel, you know, right after you sub to ours!) We talk about how we would all like to see more female led media and superheroes for little girls to look up too. Speaking of that, we also talked with Michelle about how we think she would be a great Elektra for the Marvel Universe. Someone with actual weapons and martial arts training! Good thing is, she is in for it! Michelle has a dream, so lets make it happen universe! Michelle C. Smith is a life long fan of Michelle Pfeiffer. Ever since Michelle Pfeiffer was Catwoman in Batman Returns, Michelle C. Smith has been a fan, and has wanted to be in a movie with her. Let's hope that happens! For more on Michelle C. Smith - Website www.michellecsmith.com Instagram and TikTok - @michelle.c.smith YouTube Channel - Michelle Christa Smith For more on our show partners - River City Tees - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/rivercitytees?ref_id=22912 Level Up Lightsabers - https://leveluplightsaber.com/?wpam_id=130 Support Funny Science Fiction by contributing to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/funny-science-fiction Find out more at https://funny-science-fiction.pinecast.co

Ten Cent Takes
Issue 16: Superman and RadioShack

Ten Cent Takes

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 65:03


What happens when you combine two of the biggest brands of the early 1980s? You get RadioShack's TRS-80 Whiz Kids comics, with special guest stars from the DC Universe. Marvel at snarky teens sassing the Man of Steel, then laugh at how he makes them perform complex math with mediocre computers! ----more---- Episode 16 Transcript Mike: [00:00:00] I used to go into an office, and when I did that, I had a dog that everybody loved and I baked cookies every day. Hello, hello, hello, welcome to Ten Cent Takes, the podcast where we sell out as superheroes, one issue at a time. My name is Mike Thompson and I am joined by my co-host, the talk show host of terror, Jessika Frazer. Jessika: Bwahahaha! I like when you give me nicknames that are a little mischievous and/or villainous, by the way. Mike: I mean, villains are always the most fun. Jessika: They really are. They get to do all the cool shit.  Mike: Yeah. You need a strong villain in order to have a good story. Jessika: Absolutely.  Mike: The purpose of this podcast is to look at notable moments in comic book history. [00:01:00] They can be big or they can be small, but we always hope that they're interesting, and we like to talk about them in ways that are both fun and informative. Today, we are going to be going back back back to the eighties and talking about the time that Superman sold computers for Radio Shack. Jessika: Fucking sellout.  Mike: Man, I don't. Can you blame him though? I mean, he was a reporter, like he needed the extra cash. Jessika: That's true. That does not pay all that much, from my understanding  Mike: Uh, speaking as someone who worked as a journalist for a decade, I can tell you it does not.  Jessika: Confirmed, everyone.  Mike: Confirmed. Before you freak out and think that you've missed an episode or that things are airing out of order, we are actually still doing the Sandman book club series, but we have decided to break it up, so it's not just one giant slog for people who aren't interested in Sandman. So that way there's a little something for [00:02:00] everybody, even as we're doing that prolonged experience. So every other episode will be the Sandman book club. Before we get to that though. What is one cool thing that you have read or watched recently? Jessika: Just last night, I watched the first episode of the Amazon Prime, let me just say it's 18+, animated series, Invincible.  Mike: Hmm.  Jessika: Have you seen that yet?  Mike: I haven't, I read the comic for a while and I really liked it, but then it just kind of felt very repetitive. And also, I didn't like how the comic got very women in refrigerator-y. Jessika: Oh, okay, fair enough.  Mike: Like yeah. Um, I hear it's great. I just, it's kind of, it's kind of like The Boys where like, I read the comic and, and then when they announced they were making a TV [00:03:00] show, I went, eh don't know. I like, I'm not sure. I really want to see that translated to the screen and then it was great. And so I'm sure that Invisible will be great. Jessika: I will be talking about The Boys later, in fact.  Mike: Oh okay. Well, then. Jessika: But for now, yeah, I know, spoilers. So for those of you who hadn't seen it yet, it's about a teenage boy whose father is a famous superhero and the kid himself has also potentially expected to get powers, which he, not spoiling anything, he does, and very early on in this episode. And when this happens, his father starts teaching them how to use them properly, even though he seems a little disappointed, even, that his really did have powers, which was kind of strange, but we'll see where that goes. But what I really liked about this series, is that they make fun of our well-known superheroes with a character like Batman and one that's very much like Wonder Woman, et cetera. And again, I don't want to give too much away, but the ending is [00:04:00] super intense, and I'll definitely be watching more of it tonight after we've finished recording this.  Mike: Yeah. And I will say that the comic itself has moments that are shockingly intense too. And it's really interesting because there are these moments that feel very wholesome and playful, and then there are other scenes that are complete 180 and it's really, it's kind of whiplash.  Jessika: That was how it felt in the show as well. So I mean, that translated definitely.  Mike: Yeah, it's one thing that's actually really neat is that it's the guy who wrote the comic, Robert Kirkman, is also the guy who created the walking dead.  Jessika: Hm.  Mike: So, you know, dude knows how to write a hit.  Jessika: Yeah.I guess so, huh. Mike: Yeah. Jessika: Well, what about you? What have you been reading or watching?  Mike: You mentioned a couple of weeks ago that you had read the first issue of a series called Die, by Kieron Gillen.  Jessika: Yeah.  Mike: I'd heard about it. I thought it looked [00:05:00] interesting. And then you mentioning that, threw it back on my radar, and so I found the first three volumes on Hoopla and I wound up bingeing through all of them in a couple of hours. And it's really good. I really like how it matches up a bunch of D & D tropes along with other things. And I just, I really, really enjoyed it. And so I want to say thank you for putting that on my radar. Jessika: Oh, that's awesome. Yeah, absolutely. You're welcome. And I'll have to go on Hoopla and check out more myself because I'd been wanting to, I just haven't gotten around to it yet.  Mike: No, shall we, uh, shall we mosey along?  Jessika: Mosey let's do it.  Mike: What do you remember about Radio Shack when you were growing up? Jessika: Good old Radio Shack. Radio Shack was huge, when I was growing up. It was [00:06:00] definitely a household name and it had a reputation that it carried most electronics related items that you may want or need to purchase. So just on my memory block here in particular, they used to carry a radio that was pretty easy to alter, to be a scanning radio, to use for ghost hunting. And for a while, it was a great cheap alternative to buying something made for that purpose. And it was priced really low and like affordable versus like buying something that was made for that purpose.  Mike: Mm. Jessika: And I've trying to find one of those radios for years now, but honestly, it's probably a dead end at this point, and I should just pony up the money to buy actual ghost hunting equipment. I mean, honestly, I should probably, if I want it, like I'm a full ass adult, I can afford the expensive things, maybe.  Mike: We have credit cards now, Jessika. Jessika: Just charge it.I say I can afford the expensive things, like I really can, which isn't actually true.  Mike: All right.[00:07:00]  Jessika: I can afford the mid-level things.  Mike: Yeah. I dunno. We used to have money and then we got air conditioning, and we're poor now. Jessika: I'm safe. I'm squirreling it away, man. Trying to buy a house, it's expensive.  Mike: Yeah. Especially where we live. Jessika: I don't recommend it. Folks.  Mike: Yeah, no, just. Jessika: Just stay away.  Mike: Yeah. Welcome to the Bay Area. The dystopian capitalist apocalypse. Jessika: Everything is overpriced, and on fire.  Mike: We're not making this up. Everything is literally on fire these days.  And, and over priced, but that's just California in general. Yeah. Well, I mean, I had a similar experience to you, in different ways, but like, you know, it was the same brand awareness of Radio Shack. I didn't realize until I was doing the research for this episode, that Radio Shack is actually a hundred years old [00:08:00] as of this year. Jessika: What? How? Mike: Yeah. It was founded in 1921 by these two brothers, Theodore and Milton Deutchman. They set up a mail order business and a single retail location that was focused on providing parts for ham radio, which was a field that was still pretty new back then. And they wound up doing pretty well for a while, but they basically were bankrupt by the early 1960s. But you know, like 40 years is not a bad run. Jessika: Yeah.  Mike: And then they got acquired by the Tandy corporation in 1960 for $300,000. Up until this point, Tandy had been this leather goods company and they were looking to basically get into the business of appealing to hobbyists, which they felt Radio Shack would be able to do. So, in order to do this, Tandy basically performed a complete overhaul of the unprofitable company it had just acquired, and the Wikipedia page has a really solid [00:09:00] summary of what happened. Jessika: Tandy closed Radio Shack's unprofitable mail order business, ended credit purchases, and eliminated many top management positions eating the salespeople, merchandisers and advertisers. The number of items carried was cut from 40,000 to 2,500, as Tandy sought to identify the 20% that represents the 80% of sales and replaced Radio Shacks handful of large stores with many little holes in the wall, large numbers of rented locations, which were easier to close and reopen elsewhere if one location didn't work out.  Mike: Yeah. So basically they were just going for a strategy that made Radio Shack into a much leaner, more nimble operation, which that's like the goal these days, those are kind of the golden buzzwords, but they were actually trying to do that. Charles D. Tandy, who was the guy who actually ran Tandy corporation back then, said that they were [00:10:00] basically not looking for the guy anymore, who wanted to spend his entire paycheck on the sound system, and instead they were looking for customers who wanted to save money by buying cheaper goods and then like improving them through modifications and accessories. So now they were really appealing towards nerds, and aiming at kids who are going to like work on stuff for the science fairs. And honestly it, it worked. I mean, when I was growing up Radio Shack was that store you went to, when you needed some small part a replacement, there was always one nearby. And even if they didn't have a name brand part, they usually had an off-brand version of whatever you needed. And, I never went there thinking that it was going to break the bank. It was always a fairly affordable thing. Jessika: Yeah. Agreed. I can think of like four different locations where they had a Radio Shack, just like in our area here.  Mike: Yeah. And I mean, like, I grew up in San Francisco in the eighties, and they were all over the place.[00:11:00]  So now, what's interesting is that the whole rise of personal computers happened to coincide with this period of success for Radio Shack. The late seventies was when personal computers with microprocessors started to actually be a thing on the consumer market, but typically if you wanted one, you had to build them from a kit. Like you, you physically had to, like, buy the kit and then assemble it, following the instructions, which, I mean, I'm not going to lie. That is terrifying to me. Jessika: That is terrifying. And it's total nerd shit too. They were right.  Mike: Right. Fucking nerds. Jessika: Nerd bait. Mike: Radio Shack actually wound up introducing the TRS 80 in 1977. And it was a game changer for the company because it was one of the first pre-built computers. And it was simultaneously backed by a national retail chain.  It was this super basic computer that sold for $600, which adjusting for inflation is like $2,700 nowadays. [00:12:00]  Jessika: Holy shit. There's no way. There's no way the average family is like, let's get one of those right away. Mike: No, it was, I mean, you know, this was for people who were super enthusiast, or had a lot of disposable income, which the middle-class used to have back then.  Jessika: Different times.  Mike: The salad days. But yeah, so the TRS 80, even though it had a fairly high price point sold like hotcakes, like gangbusters. I found this book and it's called, Priming the Pump: How the TRS 80 Enthusiast Helped Spark the PC Revolution, by Teresa Welsh and David Welsh. It has this really interesting history about that point in time, which, I mean, I'm not going to lie, I was waiting for her to be really dry, but it's full of a lot of really personal stories and anecdotes and it's cool, I really dug it. Basically, when they started manufacturing this computer, they were only expecting to sell 50,000 units. There's this great quote, talking about how [00:13:00] much of a surprise the first TRS computer sales were. Jessika: Both Charles Tandy and John Roach may have been skeptical about such a large. But it turned out to be an underestimation. When the first anniversary of the products came, the company found the, had sold many more than the prediction and taken a whopping 250,000 orders for TRS eighties. Most of them still undelivered. Actually we've seen various numbers in different sources, so we can't verify this number, but they certainly sold considerably more than 50,000. Don French said they received a number of threatening phone calls from people who demanded delivery of their TRS 80 right away. Ooh! Mike: Yeah, so after this huge success, they then ended up following the TRS 80 with the TRS 80 Color in 1980. And basically the first TRS computer was kind of like a full, complete unit with a built-in monitor and everything. [00:14:00] The TRS 80 Color, in turn, was just the computer itself, and then you would plug in a color TV instead of using this built-in monitor. The TRS computers wound up selling well enough that Radio Shack really leaned hard into the computer business, and they even started offering computer camps for pre-teens in the early eighties, which was kind of an extension of that mission that they wanted to appeal to kids who wanted to excel at science fairs, because I mean, you know, those were the new nerds. So if you want to learn more about the TRS computers, by the way, there's this really great site called MatthewReadsTRS80.org. That helped me kind of learn about a lot of this stuff. I'll put it in the show notes, but it's really kind of an interesting walk-through, this particular venue of history. Anyway, this was the high point for Radio Shack, to be perfectly honest. By September of 1982, the company had more than 4,300 stores just in America and [00:15:00] more than 2,000 independent franchises and towns that were not large enough to have a company owned store. So, for comparison, there are fewer GameStops worldwide today than there were Radio Shacks in the early eighties.  Jessika: Wow.  Mike: Like, I realized that GameStop has been having a rough go of it lately, but there's still a lot of them around. Jessika: Yeah. Huh. Mike: And during this period of unmitigated success, that's when the Whizkid's started to show up in comic books. The early eighties were right around the time when computers were starting to get a lot of prominent, you know, quote unquote roles in media. If you're listening to this and you want to learn more, there is a site dedicated to media prominently featuring computers and storylines, and it's called Starring the Computer, that tracks stuff like this all the way back to the fifties. It's an incomplete list, but it's really interesting, and they have a whole section devoted to Tandy computers.[00:16:00] Like, I remember there was an episode of Murder, She Wrote very early on where she moves to New York and there's this whole plot about how she's gotten a computer to write her novels on. And then evidence is falsified with a modem. It's really interesting. And you know, the computer was this suddenly viable object that could play a part in people's everyday lives and could serve as a driving narrative device. But as far as I can tell the first time anyone made comics specifically focusing on educating people about personal computers was when Radio Shack started to do these comic books. And I think that's just because it was such a new thing, especially on the personal consumer market, because, you know, up until recently computers had been these huge things that took up buildings on their own.  Jessika: Yeah. And they had to be, like cooled, professionally, and I mean, it was just this whole thing.  Mike: Yeah. I mean, there [00:17:00] is a movie right now on Disney plus called The Computer That Wore Tennis Shoes.  Jessika: Oh, yeah! Mike: A very early Kurt Russell, and it's one of those things where the whole he's in college and he winds up getting shocked, I think, and there's this whole thing, this computer gets basically downloaded into him. So he has the processing power and knowledge of this computer, but they show you the computer and it like, it is a giant monstrosity of a thing that takes up, I think, an entire lab.  Jessika: It does. I remember that movie. Mike: And I mean, our phones, these days are more powerful than those. So RadioShack started making comics in 1971. They were putting out a series of educational comics called the science fair story of electronics via the Radio Shack education comic book program. But, then in 1980, they pivoted and they started giving away these new comics in stores. You could also, [00:18:00] if you were a teacher, you could send in a request to Radio Shack on school letterhead and get a free pack of 50.  Jessika: Oh, wow. Mike: And yeah, like, you know, they were really pushing that hard because these comics were educational, but they were also advertisements.  Jessika: Very much so. Oh, that was something I messaged you earlier,  was like, wow. I was reading just an ad there, wasn't I?  Mike: But, I mean, I will say they were, they were educational.  Jessika: Yeah, absolutely.  Mike: Yeah, so the Superman Radio Shack giveaway comics starred the aforementioned Whiz Kids, Alec and Shanna, along with their teacher Mrs. Wilson, but for the first three issues, which were published in 1980, 81 and 82, they also starred Superman and other characters from the DC Universe.  Jessika: I need to correct you for a second, because you said Mrs. Wilson, and it definitely was Ms. Wilson.  Mike: Oh, I'm sorry. That's right.  Jessika: It was Ms. Wilson, and I think that will come into play [00:19:00] later.  Mike: That is true. She did not have a ring on her finger. Jessika: She did not. She looked a little close to all the superheroes that waltzed right up in there, half naked into her classroom.  Mike: I mean, can ya blame her? Jessika: No, she was hot too.  Mike: Right? We're going to talk about each of these specific issues, but first up is the Computer That Saved Metropolis, which was published in July of 1980. So, even though this was a promotional giveaway, DC committed some pretty serious talent to the book. The first two issues were written by Cary Bates, who was this long-term writer for DC. He wrote a ton of action comics, Superman, and the New Adventures of Superboy, as well as being the head script writer for the live action Superboy series in the 1980s that we discussed a couple episodes back.  Jessika: Totally. Mike: He also worked as a script writer for various cartoons, including Gem and Gargoyles.  Jessika: Oh, hell yeah.  Mike: Right. [00:20:00] But then also his name might sound familiar to some people listening to the show because we mentioned him on the New Guardians episode where, it turns out he wrote issues two through 12 of the New Guardians. The art for this issue, meanwhile, was handled by Jim Starlin and Dick Giordano. Both of them are pretty big deals too. Starlin became a big name in comics during the seventies. He garnered a lot of acclaim for his cosmic space opera stories. He co-created characters like Shang-Chi and Thanos. Giordano in turn was an artist who had recently come back to DC comics and was serving as the Batman editor at the time. He actually got promoted shortly after this to be the company's managing editor in 1981. And then he was promoted again to executive editor in 83, and then he stayed with the company until the mid nineties when he retired, after his wife died. And then, aside from being a giveaway issue, this comic actually ran as a backup story in the July, 1980 ssues for Action [00:21:00] Comics, Legion of Superheroes, House of Mystery and Superboy. So Superman schilling Radio Shack computers, and forcing children to perform complex math for him, and definitely, probably schtupping Ms. Wilson, like, I think we need to agree that, that those two totally smashed. Jessika: Oh, absolutely. And I have my theories about her and Supergirl as well.  Mike: Yeah. Yeah.  Jessika: They had a moment.  Mike: Right? Jessika: We both took the same picture of that same shot and I sent it to you and you were like, no way. Mike: I thought that was so funny.  Jessika: Don't worry, we'll post that one.  Mike: I, oh God. Like, I just, that was great. It was like great minds think alike. But yeah, all of this is officially a canon part of DC comics lore, which is wild. Like [00:22:00]  Jessika: It's bat shit bananas.  Mike: Yeah. Now weirdly it looks like this is the only issue that actually made it into other DC comics. So, you know, the other two or their own standalone things. And aren't officially cannon, I guess. All right. How would you describe the 1980 issue? The Computers That Saved Metropolis? Jessika: Well, these were like both very advertisey and complex at the same time in their narrative, which was interesting. So, this first one, I'm going to give you a little bit of backstory about these bitches. I say these bitches, because I'm going to be talking about a whole classroom full of children. So I obviously really like children. I have a bachelor's in French and everyone's like, you should teach. And I'm like, no, I shouldn't.  Mike: Oh, oh no. Let's talk about that for a sec. I majored in history my first time through college, and everyone also said I should teach. And I was like, I fucking hate [00:23:00] children. I worked at Disneyland it poisoned me again. And don't get me wrong. I have, I have two stepchildren now. I love them. I would die for them. They're great. But kids in general, not a fan. They're sociopathic little monsters. Jessika: Mm hmm. So the comic starts off with Superman doing patrols around Metropolis, and apparently he just does that. And he just jets off to a sixth grade classroom at the whim of Ms. Wilson.  Mike: I have my own theory about this. Jessika: Oh my goodness. He's supposed to be a guest teacher about computers, apparently. Like, First of all, for some reason, along with his super abilities, he's also a super computer genius. And is he accredited? Like is he allowed to be teaching students?  Mike: No. Okay. There, there are two things to discuss here. So you have [00:24:00] to remember that Superman from the Golden Age through the modern age was largely a weird sci-fi series where the main character was this alien who had all these powers that constantly changed. There wasn't really any editorial control until they streamlined it with Crisis on Infinite Earths. But on top of that, he was generally shown to be an amazing genius, like just whenever they needed it. But ,he built the Superman robots. He. I can't remember if he made the Phantom Zone Projector or if the Phantom Zone Projector was on artifact from Krypton, he was constantly trying to restore the city of Kandor, which was basically shrunk down to the size of a bottle, and it was a Kryptonian city, to restore it to its full size. Like in that issue of Super Boy, we read, he like put all those chemicals together and created the pools that granted the dogs, various powers.  Jessika: Yeah, no, I guess you're, I guess he's always been [00:25:00] smart.  Mike: Yeah. But then the other thing is that Superman is a little bit too earnest in this issue. Like, he shows up exactly on time. And then he is clearly trying to impress these kids to make a good impression with Ms. Wilson. And everything about this reeks of a dude who had a one night stand and is now desperate to hook up again. So what he's doing is he's trying to prove that A) he is reliable and B) he is good with kids. Jessika: Yep. No, that's totally how it felt.  Mike: I'm not speaking from experience. Jessika: Oh, so anyway, Superman creepily knows all the students' names, I guess, because he used his x-ray vision to look at the teacher's seating chart, even though that's not how x-rays work. That's always bothered me. I'm sorry, we don't have time for this.  Mike: [00:26:00] Thomas Edison would like a word. Jessika: Seriously. Also, I have to mention that the whole class was bored as fuck even after Sups flew in. And I don't know about you, but every kid I knew, wanted to know about computers and have a turn on the computer when we got them in the library at school or when someone got one at home.  Mike: Oh, yeah. Jessika: So the idea that one of the kids in his class is being dismissive of the whole idea of not doing normal schoolwork and just doing computer class instead with fucking Superman of all people. It's just ridiculous.  Mike: Oh yeah. And that kid actively shit talked Superman repeatedly.  Jessika: Oh, he's a shit heal. Oh. And he still gets to be the fucking like, protagonist. Fuck. Mike: Oh, it was so funny. I like, my favorite was when he beats Superman at a math problem later on and like the shit talking starts immediately, and I'm like, my dude, this is possibly not a good move to irritate a guy who could literally vaporize you with a [00:27:00] glare. Jessika: That's just it. That is just it. Yeah. No. Why would you try to piss this guy off? And then Shanna's like, Ooh, Superman. You better tell him. I was like, dude, Shanna, you, you need to shut the fuck up immediately and not goad this situation.  Mike: You know, that was probably the most realistic part of this entire comic, because speaking as someone that lives with an 11 year old, they are shit stirrers. Jessika: Oh my gosh. So, Supes takes the kids up to the roof because of course he does, and he proceeds to give the class some very long-winded exposition about the history of computers and their size and what they do and how they've evolved from the first computers, and moving into how they're used in society today from space travel to transistor radios, which what a time capsule of a callout.  Mike: [00:28:00] Yeah. Jessika: This whole thing was a whole time capsule.  Mike: Yeah. Very much is. Jessika: Of course, there was also some lovely product placement throughout and some not-so-subtle comments on affordability versus common household items. Tangent that always cracked me up to say, this computer is less expensive than a TV. Well, okay, but maybe I need a TV and I don't need a computer. They do vastly different things, or they did at that point.  Mike: Yeah. Jessika: It kind of reminds me of saying like this China set costs less than a month of gross. Okay, well, I need to eat and I don't necessarily need a China set, so.  Mike: Yeah, I mean, he was hard selling those kids. Jessika: Oh yeah. He was like, you should ask your parents to go out and buy you one.  Mike: Yup. Jessika: So, of course, Supes hears with his super hearing a tornado and he like jets the fuck out of there. And, he defeats it by [00:29:00] blowing the wind or something like that. And then he feels all sick and shit, and comes across a villain named Major Disaster who, you know, just as his name implies, causes quote unquote natural disasters like there's floods and shit. It was a little ridiculous.  Mike: Yeah, he was always kind of like a C- to D-list villain who would use weapons and equipment to make natural disasters. My knowledge of this character is hazy at best, but I think eventually he gained the ability to manipulate probability. He didn't appear a lot and he's been dead for a while, I think. Cause I remember him showing up as a zombie in Blackest Night. Jessika: Oh.  Mike: But, I mean, I remember reading this stuff and I was like, this is kind of a cool, like off-the-wall villain. I dig him. You know, I certainly liked them a lot better than other villains that I've seen in Superman books where it's like, you know, generic alien warlord number five. Jessika: Seriously. Well, and when I read the name, Major Disaster, I was like, [00:30:00] same, girl. So, of course Superman needs the help of these children that he like, makes them perform these, like, high-stress situational calculations on the computer for him. Instead of like asking the adult he's banging in the room. Mike: I mean. Jessika: Honestly, come on, like, get the adults involved, like, Alec and Shanna don't need to save the day. They're supposed to be in sixth grade, even though they look way older than that. Mike: Like, yeah, they looked like kind of like eighth or ninth graders. Like they were a little bit older, it seemed.  Jessika: The second one, they looked older than that, they looked like they were teenagers in the second one, for some reason, I was like, what's that? And then the third one, they got young again. And I was like, I don't know what's happening with you guys, but. Mike: Yeah. I mean, I will say that I was willing to believe that Alec was in sixth grade just because he had that awful fucking bowl haircut that like.  Jessika: My brother had that.  Mike: Right. Yeah. But [00:31:00] when did he stop having it? Jessika: No, no, you're right. Probably after he was like in, probably after middle school.  Mike: Yeah. It's, you know, it's that thing where suddenly you realize, oh, I can go to a barber instead of having my parents cut my hair.  Jessika: Oh. So the kids basically do a bunch of calculations, and they double check each other's work by doing the same calculation on two separate computers that Supes and flown in prior and just left there. Apparently.  Mike: Yeah. And there's a whole thing about how Major Disaster had knocked out all the other computers in town, but he didn't know about these two personal computers because personal computers were a new thing. And that's the other reason that they're the ones who were performing the calculations and then they're on radio headsets with Superman providing this information. Jessika: I still say you're in a school that has way more adults than just the one standing in that room, and even that one's not involved. So. Mike: I mean, well, and the other thing is that the math equations that he's throwing at them are like this jet is falling out of the sky at this speed. [00:32:00] The wind is this fast. They're going at this angle. How fast do I need to go to catch them without doing damage to the plane or the people inside. And it's like, first of all, of course, yes, as you said, it's high stress, but second, like I still don't know how to do that math equation. I don't know how these sixth graders did because they looked like they were in a pretty shitty school that Superman made worse at one point when he liked tunneled up through the floor and just left a giant hole. Jessika: He was like, I'll fix that later.  Mike: Sure you will, sure you will, Clark. Jessika: It's awful. Uh. So he finally of course finds the villain, defeats him, whatever. Then the kids are hailed as heroes and as a reward, I guess they get to be at a Radio Shack commercial about the computers they used. I mean, cool. I guess.  Mike: Yeah. It was kind of a, a, meh ending, but, but yeah. Like, I dunno. Did you [00:33:00] like the issue overall? I'm curious. Jessika: It got really in the weeds playing up the computer aspects, which okay. I get it. You know, again, I get it. This is an advertisement, but dude, snooze fest, I put it down a few times and had to pick it back up, during those computer exposition parts. And you know, I'm slightly bothered by a vague plot line, but all in all, like it was, it was fine.  Mike: Yeah. Jessika: To use your line.  Mike: Yeah. I mean, reading through it, some of the computer history stuff I thought was actually pretty interesting  Jessika: Yeah. Yeah.  Mike: Like, when they went up on the roof and he was saying, you know, so the space that we're sending in actually is the size of what computers used to fill. And yeah, it does get a little too in the weeds because they're trying to get a little too much exposition in there at the same time. I felt like overall it walked a relatively fine line of providing action that was kind of [00:34:00] interesting. And, and the plot line of, oh, well, yeah, his powers were on the fritz because there was microscopic kryptonite particles in the tornado and he inhaled them when he was getting ready to blow it out. Like, I thought that actually was surprisingly well thought out for basically a licensed advertisement. You know, this was, this was effectively a full length version of one of those like hostess, Twinkies ads that they used to do.  Jessika: Right?  Mike: Yeah. But like, I didn't hate it. I found it charming. Jessika: It had its moments.  Mike: Yeah. I'm not going to lie, I found the undeniable sexual attention between Superman and the kid's teacher really entertaining. Jessika: Yeah, definitely it was palpable. I thought it was even funnier too, that the kids were even, like Ms. Wilson, how do you know Superman?  Mike: And she doesn't answer! Jessika: And she was like, She like side eyes.[00:35:00] How do I know Superman?…Biblically.  Mike: Well, and that was the funny thing was when we were talking about this ahead of the episode, I was like, so yeah, they, they totally smashed, right? Like, like that's not up for debate. Jessika: No, it's really not. It happened.  Mike: All right. let's move on to the next issue. So. Clearly, this was a successful marketing tool because in 1981, DC and Radio Shack released a brand new book that was called Victory By Computer. So this time the main story was illustrated by a couple of legendary artists. There was Curt Swan and Vince Colletta. Coletta started as an artist and anchor from the Silver Age of comics. He frequently collaborated with Jack Kirby who is known as, you know, the king of comic books, and a lot of folks considered their run on Thor to be the definitive take on the character.  Kurt Swan's involvement, on the other hand, is especially noteworthy. [00:36:00] He is considered by many comic book artists to be the Superman artist. He started penciling Superman and Superboy comics in the late forties. And he didn't stop until DC put them out to pasture in the mid eighties because they were rebooting Superman via Crisis on Infinite Earths.  Arlen Schumer, who's this major comic book historian, says Swan penciled over 19,000 covers and pages of interior art for Superman comics.  Jessika: Whoa! Mike: Yeah. Like again, they were putting some serious talent behind these books. Jessika: They were pumping out a lot of content, to be fair.  Mike: Yeah. How would you summarize Victory By Computer? Jessika: We find ourselves, yet again at the elementary school, I put in heavy quotations of kids that look like they're about 17 years old, this issue. So Shanna and smartass Alec are back at it. This time, Supergirl joins the class to [00:37:00] teach them about the pocket computer. What a fucking throwback.  Mike: Like, that's something that we need to explain. Like the pocket computer was, basically kind of like a smart calculator that could perform basic functions and had a little keyboard in there. And I don't know how much they sold for, but they couldn't have been cheap. Jessika: I can't imagine so, yeah. Well, and by the way, at this point in the scene where Supergirl pulls out, her pocket computer, she pulls out of a pocket on her cape. So canonically, there are pockets in the capes. Mike: Yeah. They can't get them on the rest of their costume, but they can get them in their capes.  Jessika: Which means that there's just stuff like weighing down the cape, so it shouldn't even be moving like it does.  Mike: I remember in an early issue of Superman, the eighties series that John Byrne was doing, there is a bit where he stops by a balloon vendor because he's got a drone pursuing him and he winds up like [00:38:00] thinking, oh, it's lucky that I always carry a few spare dollars in like my belt buckle because he had that yellow belt back then, which side note I miss the yellow belt. I don't know if it's back, cause I haven't read any Superman comics for a while, but they got rid of it for quite some time. Like, I mean, you know, it's the Henry Cavill look now or it's the full blue suit. I miss the red trunks in the yellow belt. Jessika: Yeah. the good old days. Mike: Yeah. Jessika: So Supergirl decides to use her super powers to show the class they are able to find information on the TRS 80's as fast as she was able to find it, like physically with her super powers looking for it. And it was like, okay, sure.  Mike: Yeah.  Jessika: When an odd comparison, but fine.  Mike: Yeah, it was really weird, there was a bit where they, like, it almost felt like they were hacking into the newsfeed of, I think the Daily Planet to get headlines, even though I'm sorry, but like, come on really, you think that a [00:39:00] print journalistic outlet is going to have top of the line technology back then come on. Jessika: No they're not putting any of that into a computer. They're still handwriting everything.  Mike: Yes. I think back then they were still using, the electric typewriter that had like the built-in, it was quote unquote memory, but it was, you know, not really. Jessika: Not as we know it now, at least. And there was some definite sexual tension with Ms. Wilson at Supergirl as well. We will post the picture. Um.  Mike: Right. It's this whole bit where Supergirl is like, oh, don't worry. I'm a school teacher in my secret identity. And I'm like, I don't know. Like, Are you just trying to impress her with this? What's the end goal of revealing this crucial information about your secret identity, Supergirl? Jessika: I know, right. She's just trying to connect with another human. She's like I'm also a school teacher. We should talk about it over dinner sometime.  Mike: And then maybe move in together after three weeks of dating, and adopt three cats. Jessika: Oh, my gosh. So, Super girl basically [00:40:00] teaches the class and then she I'll bet she just left those fucking pocket computers too, because you know, just like Superman just left the computers there. He was like, have fun kids.  Mike: Okay. Yeah, but here's the thing, like, you really think that some middle school kids or elementary school kids, however old they fucking are. You really think that they're going to sit there and try to steal the computers that the literal alien gods from other planets dropped off and taught them about? Jessika: Oh, I'm not, I'm not worried. Oh, that's funny. Yeah, no, I'm not worried about them stealing it. I'm just like Superman just apparently has like the extra spending cash that he can just like drop off two computers to a school and just like fuck off. Like really?  Mike: No, I mean, I, I viewed it the other way of just like, they're like, they're not worried about it. They're like, yeah. We'll, we'll get those back. Don't worry.  Jessika: Oh, so Supergirl apparently gets asked to go on [00:41:00] patrol by Superman and she spots something fishy. And so she goes to check it out, but it was a trap, of course. Mike: Yeah, but I mean, it wasn't even a very good trap. Jessika: Is a stupid trap. It was like, if you're a superhero and you happen to get curious, because you happen to be going near this location, maybe. And she like fell right into maybe a four foot by four foot hole in the ground. So I'm not really sure how that worked either. They just were like, nah, she's going to fall right here.  Mike: Yeah. Like she fell through the skylight after getting hit with like a blast of red sun radiation, or whatever it is.  Jessika: You know what it was, they used their TRS 80 to calculate where she was going to fall. So she gets stuck in what's basically like, it's like a lounge. It's like somebody's living room, and they have a computer there with a phone. So it's like, they weren't even trying that hard to keep her [00:42:00] there.  Mike: No, it was, it was absolutely the, like what a seventies swinger house looks like in all the movies that we see now where you're just like, oh, oh, okay. Jessika: It basically had a conversation pit.  Mike: Yeah. Jessika: Yeah. So of course, she remembers the phone number from Ms. Wilson's classroom. Mike: Yeah, because the rotary phone had the phone number printed on the front of it, because that was a thing that used to happen. Jessika: I feel like that's a little more explaining than she needed to give. I think she is making up for the fact that she just knows that number by heart.  Mike: I was going to say, I think she really wanted to get Mrs. Wilson's phone number, and then it just happened to actually be helpful in a way other than getting her a date. Jessika: Gosh, Ms. Wilson, man. And canonically bisexual? Question mark? Mike: I don't see why not. I think we can, I think we can [00:43:00] officially declare it. Jessika: Someone's going to @ us, I hope they do. So at any rate, she gets in touch with the class. She makes them do all these weird wacky calculations, has some get in touch with Superman. And by the time Superman gets there, like she's gotten out of it because she also used the computer to find out that there were like underground tunnels. And so she's like, I'll just walk out of these tunnels.  Mike: Yeah, basically it turns out it was like an old mob hide out and the students were able to look up some articles, which again, like, I don't know, because I was born in 81 and I don't have a good idea of what computer and internet adjacent technology was like back then. But they apparently look up articles about this hideout that got busted and they learned from the articles that there were underground tunnels that. Whatever, it was dumb, they don't even show her getting out. It was dumb. Jessika: No, she's just like walking out afterwards and Superman's, like, [00:44:00] oh, I was here to save you. And she's like, I just took the tunnels dude. And then like the bad guys are just, they just happened to be driving by. So they were like, well, let's just go get the bad guys. What do you think? It looks like, oh those are Lex Luther's dudes. Let's just go get the bad guys.  Mike: Yeah. And there's a whole thing where like, Lex Luther has announced from jail that like Superman is going to break him out and it's a much looser plot than the first issue was. Like the first issue, there was like, I felt like a much tighter story, you know, in between the educational bits, this one, it felt like they were kind of stretching to figure out a way to connect all this stuff. Jessika: For sure. Yes. Mike: Yeah. Yeah. So I think we can safely say that this was not our favorite of three books. Jessika: No, this one was so ridiculous. I mean, I loved the heavy, heavy [00:45:00] gay overtones. Mike: I mean, when do we not love the heavy gay overtones? Come on. Jessika: It's the agenda after all: brunch for everyone.  Mike: Yeah. So like, do you have any final thoughts on this, or should we move on to the last of the three books? Jessika: Ugh. That's just once mosey.  Mike: Okay. All right. So 83 was when we got the final book, which is the Computer Masters of Metropolis. So, this time Paul Kupperberg wrote the script for the comic. Kupperberg, he's not exactly a household name in terms of comic books, but he is actually pretty prolific. He's written over a thousand comics during his time as a writer, including the first appearance of He-Man and then he wrote the subsequent Masters at the Universities for DC. Yeah, like, you know, so I've read some of his stuff and I didn't even realize it. Also like, this is actually my favorite factoid about him. He served as the senior editor of the Weekly World News shortly [00:46:00] before it got shut down in 2007. Jessika: What? Mike: Yeah. And like that automatically makes me like the dude, because the Weekly World News was one of my favorite things when I was in college, and because I was so good at Photoshop in high school and college, and I was interested in journalism, but I also love the weird stuff, I actually wanted to apply to the weekly world news for a job just for like a little while. And be like, yeah, like I Photoshop pictures of bat boy. Like, I really was hoping that that would be a thing, and then they shut down right after I graduated college and broke my cold black heart. Jessika: It's a damn shame.  Mike: But yeah. So, meanwhile, the art was handled again by Curt Swan and then he was also assisted by Frank Chiaramonte. Chiaramonte was Swan's regular anchor on the main Superman book from 1978 to 82. And then this is one of his last books that he worked on because he died really young in January of [00:47:00] 83. He was only 40 years old. Like.  Jessika: Oh.  Mike: Yeah, it's really weird too. I was trying to figure out what happened and all I could find was that just, he died young. But, he was regarded pretty well and he worked on a lot of stuff. So I think if he hadn't died, he probably would've, you know, gone on to great things. But the Computer Masters of Metropolis doesn't have a publish date other than 1982, which means it came out less than a year before his death, because he died in January of 83.  Jessika: Oh, dang.  Mike: Yeah. All right. So what happened in the Computer Masters of Metropolis?  Jessika: So, those are some lucky kids studying at whatever outskirts elementary school this is. Cause it's not in Metropolis proper, it's like in the suburbs of Metropolis somewhere.  Mike: Yeah. You know, it's superhero-adjacent to the city. Jessika: Yeah. Yeah. Right. And again, not sure why Ms. Wilson seems to be on really, really [00:48:00] friendly terms with all the superheroes in the area, but Wonder Woman shows up to take them to the World's Fair, which of course is being held in Metropolis.  Mike: Yeah. Which I mean, okay. Why, why not?  Jessika: Exactly. Meanwhile, Lex Luther was salty about being denied entry for an exhibit for the World's Fair because the organizers didn't want to encourage his villainy.  Mike: It's so good. It's so good. Jessika: And so Luther decides to try to blackmail a way in, but that didn't work. So, of course he decides the thing to do is to threaten, to like completely destroy the fair, and ultimately creates another red solar radiation trap. This time, luring Superman into a room, rigged with explosives and bathed in red solar radiation, dun, dun, dun. So once again, there are computers in the room, I think, so. So he reaches out to [00:49:00] Alec and Shanna who are told that Wonder Woman should also be at the fair and to page page her. And she's basically like, okay, why are children paging me right now? But finds out that Superman is being held at the plantarium. She lassos the whole damn building and whips it around and it somehow deactivates the red solar radiation beam? Question mark? Mike: I don't know, man, I was pretty checked out when I was reading this. Like. They reused a lot of the same stuff, too. Like the same art where they were showing the computer chip, getting threaded through the needle, the bit where the kids are all walking on the giant demo version of the TRS,  Jessika: Oh, and those kids were being very nice because they acted surprised and very impressed to see that same damn exhibit for a second time.  Mike: Yeah. Which previously had showed up in the last issue. And I mean, like, it was a lot more exposition this time around too.  Jessika: It was.  Mike: [00:50:00] Anyway, sorry. Jessika: No, not at all. So Superman escapes and they catch Luther and the day is saved. And the end scenes were particularly silly. The mayor I'm assuming goes to thank Wonder Woman for saving the day. And she's like, but also these children, who just happened to be standing on the stage, like right behind her anyway, like the mayor, just, wasn't going to say anything about those kids on the stage, too, apparently. And they had a computer on stage with them? They were like, and this is the computer, let it hold the key too. And you got to know that like both Wonder Woman and Superman have to have entire rooms dedicated to the key to Metropolis that they get every time they save some damn building or something, they're all like, chuck another one in there. No, no, no. You kids keep that one.  Mike: It's fine. I've got 12 at home that are much nicer. Jessika: They're hanging on a wall around in a study.  Mike: They just use them as like coat racks. Jessika: [00:51:00] So Alec and Shanna, once again, saved the day, I guess.  Mike: Yeah, I mean, this was actually my least favorite of the three comics, because again, it was recycling art or, or using very similar art. It was making a lot of the same points, but it felt a lot more telling, not showing. And while I was really happy to see Lex Luther being next level petty, which, these days, you know, Lex Luther is a billionaire CEO, scientist who also has like armies of underlings performing super science for him that he's able to utilize. He's basically he is a more-  Jessika: Jeff Bezos.  Mike: Yeah, He is He is a, I was going to say, he's just, he's a more nakedly transparent, Jeff Bezos.  Jessika: Oh, you actually were going to say that. I'm sorry. I stole that right from out from under you. Mike: [00:52:00] No. I mean like it's, I'm sorry, like Jeff Bezos exploits his workers and use the money that he got from that to take a rocket ship and play astronaut, which side note, one of my favorite things about that entire story is that NASA at the last minute redefined, I think it was NASA, redefined what constitutes the definition of an astronaut, so he couldn't get an astronaut patch or pin. An astronaut pin, I think. Jessika: Which, again, the level of petty, but this is what I need. This is what I need to see, because it can't always be fucking Lex Luther winning.  Mike: Yeah. But anyway, like I really appreciated that we got to see Lex Luther being a super villain goon, like very flamboyant, flying around with his own little personal jet pack or jet boots, whatever they were like, they were like, it was like little rockets that he had attached to like his. I'm I'm struggling to remember if it was on his boots or on his waist. It was one or the other, right? Jessika: Yeah, I think it was [00:53:00] on his, I think you're right about the boots. And then he also had those fancy power gauntlets.  Mike: Yeah. And I mean, the other thing is back in this era, Lex Luther actually had a couple of different costumes that he wore that were very colorful and over-the-top, and it was like green and purple. So it kind of was that, that Joker color motif again, you know, it was really striking. And so he had that outfit of kind of the purple and green spandex that we saw in this issue. But then he also had this really baller set of green power armor that he used to really make Superman's life miserable for awhile. Like I said, after 1983, Radio Shack stopped with the Superman comics, but they didn't actually stop making comics. They kept on doing these comics with the Whiz Kids, but they instead moved over to Archie comic publications. I haven't been able to find out why the partnership's stopped. There's very little actual [00:54:00] documentation about these comics outside of a bunch of articles saying, oh yeah, they happened. Like they were a thing. They were dumb. And then pretty much all I've been able to find otherwise is people selling them. Cause there's still a lot of them around. And if you're looking for a fun piece of comic book history, these aren't very expensive, even in mint condition. That said the Tandy brand was starting to fall out of popularity by 83. For some perspective, it's estimated that Tandy controlled up to 60% of the personal computer market in the late seventies, which is like an astronomical market share. However, and this is from an article by a guy named Ron White, that he wrote for a magazine called 80 Micro in 1987, and you can now find it on a site called Vintage is the New Old, and we'll put this in the show notes again, Tandy's market share was down to 25% by 86. So it's a pretty fast fall from grace. Jessika: Yeah.  Mike: And then, even though Archie was publishing the comics, [00:55:00] none of the Archie characters actually showed up in any of these books with the Whiz Kids, although Radio Shack did publish Archie in the History of Electronics separately.  Jessika: Oh. Mike: Like, yeah. But based on that, my guess is that Radio Shack was looking to save some cash and Archie was probably a much better deal. I'm guessing it costs a lot more to license DC superheroes than it does to just make a comic without any big name characters. Jessika: Oh, I am sure.  Mike: Yeah. And then shortly after Archie took over the publication duties, the TRS computer line got rebranded to the Tandy computer. So it makes sense that the comic was rebranded from the TRS Whiz Kid's to the Tandy computer Whiz Kids. And that's actually, when I first became aware of this whole venture, because Nostalgia Alley, which is the local retro game store up in Petaluma, has a copy of one of the Tandy Whiz Kids comics on the shelf behind the counter. And so I [00:56:00] spotted that one time and I was talking to Jason, the owner, and he let me check it out for a couple of minutes. And that's when I started looking into this whole thing, which, per usual, led us down a rabbit hole. Jessika: Love these rabbit holes of ours.  Mike: Yeah, they're fun. Anyway, the Tandi Whiz Kid's comics kept on coming out until 1992. And based on what I understand, they featured the Whiz Kids solving crimes, using Tandy computers and other Radio Shack products. I haven't read them. I do really want to track down a copy of the Computer that Said No To Drugs though. Jessika: Who was offering computers drugs? They are expensive! Mike: I, I don't know. I'm really curious about everything about that. Jessika: Hey man, you want to hit this? It's just a fucking computer. And it's like, what are you talking about, dude?  Mike: Oh, I'm having flashbacks now of that episode of, uh, Futurama where Bender gets hooked on electricity. Jessika: Oh, hahahaha. [00:57:00]  Mike: They keep on referring to it as jacking on anyway. Yeah. But the early nineties were when things really started to go downhill for Radio Shack and they never really stopped, because stores like Best Buy and Walmart just started to really eat their lunch. And then, it got to the point where they've had to declare bankruptcy twice in the past five years or so. Like they also declared Nick Cannon as their chief creative officer around the time of the first bankruptcy. Yeah. And now they've been bought by some shady sounding company out of Florida. So the brand is still around, but it's not really the company that we grew up with. And I don't know, I'm honestly not sure what's worse, like partnering with Nick Cannon, or being this pale reflection of your former glory. They both sound pretty bad. Jessika: Yeah.  Mike: But yeah, that's the story about Superman, and how he wound up acting as a computer salesman for [00:58:00] a couple of years. You got any final thoughts? Jessika: So I'm just shaking my head over here. Like my nostrils are flaring.  Mike: How was that different from any other conversation I lead though? Jessika: I literally prepare myself for these, cause I'm like, all right, you can get angry, but don't get too angry. My secret is I'm always angry.  Mike: Dun dun dun. Jessika: Hmm. So you know, it's really interesting to see how very far we've come since these issues came out in the early eighties. Like, we're sitting here on small laptops, I've got a phone and a tablet right here in front of me as well, and you and I are basically sitting across from each other, having a conversation, even though we're not even in the same physical location.  Mike: Yeah. Jessika: It blows my mind how amazing things like high speed trains and basic information [00:59:00] searches seemed back then, when they're so commonplace now. Like, I seriously Google everything. I would be nowhere without Google.  Mike: Yeah. My career is because of the internet. Jessika: Yeah. Yours, yours sure, is absolutely that's, yeah. That's a wild thing to think about too. And it's also wild to think about how much more advanced technology has become even in just, I had to do the calculations 40 years time, which I about had a panic attack when I mathed that out because. Ha ha ha. We're almost 40. Mike: Yep. Actually this episode is going to air right around the time that I'm going to be turning 40. Jessika: Yup. Happy birthday, to Mike.  Mike: Thanks, I hate it.  Jessika: No, Yeah. Right. At least you're not my mom giving my dad a [01:00:00] vulture piñata for his 40th birthday. Mike: No, Sarah has declared that she wants my 40th birthday to be a super soft birthday, which if you've ever watched Letterkenny.  Jessika: Yes! I was hoping You were going to say that. There has to be a unicorn.  Mike: I know, I think it's going to be put on hold until we're all vaccinated, but we might do a belated super soft birthday. Jessika: Yeah, okay. I figured you guys are going to have a family super soft birthday. But, if you want to have a super soft after birthday, when things clear up, I am, I am there and I will be eating some lovely pink frosted cupcakes with you.  Mike: You're on, big shoots. So we are now at the point of the episode where we're going to wrap things up with our Brain Wrinkles, which is when we discussed the one thing that is comics or comics adjacent that we just can't get out of our head. So you want to start things off? Jessika: Oh sure. [01:01:00] As I promised, I just finished watching the latest season of The Boys, which is season two. Holy shit. Holy fucking shit. That show is bat shit wild. Mike: Yeah.  Jessika: And what's been sticking in my head is the abuse dynamic between Homelander and mean, anybody he deals with, really? Mike: I was gonna say, everybody? Jessika: Yeah. And it's so interesting, cause as he was growing up, he was taught that not only is he more powerful than any person, he has been told that he is special and is entitled to do whatever pleases him. Which is really scary to see him manipulating others, using fear as a motivator to encourage them to comply. And honestly, the reason it scares me the most is just the powerlessness that these people, and most often women, are terrified into just following through with Homelander's whims.  Mike: Yeah. yeah. There's a lot of really [01:02:00] uncomfortable moments in that show. But I like the show, which I didn't expect. Jessika: Well, I do like that it's putting a spotlight onto that dynamic, cause that's a dynamic that we show is very one-sided, usually a little victim blamey.  Mike: Mmhmm.  Jessika: You know, why didn't she just leave kind of a narrative, which we all know it's not that easy.  Mike: Yeah. Jessika: And I think this is a really good example of why it's not that easy, in a very powerful way. And, it does remind me of people who are stuck in abusive households or relationships and are in different ways, powerless to leave their situations. So, hopefully it sparks some conversation.  Mike: Yeah. Jessika: Well, but what about you?  Mike: Mine is also TV related, but it's not quite as topical as your thoughts. So, I actually was trying to show my stepson[01:03:00] some X-Men cartoons the other day. And as we started to watch the first episode of Wolverine and the X-Men, he started to ask me all these questions about who the different characters were, because they basically start the show off assuming that the audience knows who all of the X-Men are, because at the time when it launched, the X-Men were a major brand, and then Disney acquired Marvel right before this. And then, they kind of made mutants personas, non grata, and, the mutants have not been featured in Disney programming up until the point where basically for the past 10 years, major media representation for kids of characters, like the X-Men, aren't all that common. And so it was just kind of a really thoughtful moment for me, where I realized I had to start them over from the beginning with an earlier X-Men cartoon, where he gets all these introductions. And I think there's going to be this generation that is going to grow up learning who the X-Men are a lot later than a lot of us [01:04:00] did. Like I knew all of the X-Men by the age of nine and I suspect. Jessika: Oh, yeah. Mike: Yeah. And so I think it's going to be really interesting to watch a generation of teenagers discover the X-Men really for the first time outside of, you know, Wolverine and Deadpool, because everybody knows who they are. Jessika: Yeah, of course. Hm. Mike: But yeah.  Jessika: That's wild.  Mike: Yeah. It's kind of one of those surreal moments of realization. Yeah.  Jessika: Hmm.  Mike: So, in two weeks we will be back with our next installment of the Sandman book club, which is going to be volumes three and four. And then until then we'll see you in the stacks. Thanks for listening to Ten Cent Takes. Accessibility is important to us, so text transcriptions of each of our published episodes can be found on our website.  Mike: This episode was hosted by Jessika Frazer and Mike Thompson written by Mike Thompson, and edited by Jessika Frazer. Our intro theme was written and performed by Jared Emerson Johnson of Bay Area Sound, our credits and transition music is Pursuit of Life by Evan [01:05:00] MacDonald, and was purchased with a standard license from Premium Beat. Our banner graphics were designed by Sarah Frank, who you can find on Instagram as @lookmomdraws. Jessika: If you'd like to get in touch with us, ask us questions, or tell us about how we got something wrong, please head over to tencenttakes.com or shoot an email to tencenttakes@gmail.com. You can also find us on Twitter; the official podcast account is tencenttakes. Jessika is jessikawitha, and Jessika spelled with a K, and Mike is vansau, V a N S a U.  Mike: If you'd like to support us, be sure to download, rate and review wherever you listen. And if you like, what you hear, tell your friends. Jessika: Stay safe out there.  Mike: And support your local comic shop. Lfa66XA001sq2SOSeOU7

Nerdy Legion Podcast Network
THE BRIGHT SIDE COMICS CHAT: ISSUE #150: APPLE TV+ FOUNDATION

Nerdy Legion Podcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 138:53


Another fun week at Arkham Comics and Games filled with laughs, books, bad jokes and just an all around great time hanging out talking all things comics!  If you like hanging out in a comic book store then this is the podcast for you!  Come on in and Join in on the Conversation.

WTF Nation Radio
Pop Culture Warrior ep. 74: with Special Guest, Stuntwoman Michelle C. Smith!

WTF Nation Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 163:54


Pop Culture Warrior - Episode 74 We've got tons of TV news for you including, our first look at the new show “The Last of Us” based on the hit PlayStation game, another possible “The Batman” HBO spinoff show, and who's going to be voicing the anime version of Lara Croft for Netflix. Also, join us in the second hour as we talk with Actress, Stuntwoman, and professional badass, Michelle C. Smith!  She's worked on Smallville, Fringe, Supernatural, Arrow, iZombie, Charmed, Titans, The Magicians, Supergirl, Percy Jackson, Deadpool and so much more! On set She's been a stunt performer, a weapons trainer, a stunt double, and most recently a Stunt and fight coordinator. Learn all about this impressive woman tonight!   Want to support the channel? Love special content and exclusives? Check out our Patreon page at www.patreon.com/popculturewarrior Want to see more awesome interviews? Check out our brand new YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/popculturewarrior

AlmostSideways Podcast
CXLV: Dear Evan Hansen, Greatest Musical Numbers

AlmostSideways Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021


 Recorded - 9/25/21On this episode of the Almost Sideways Movie Podcast, we discuss the latest Broadway adaptation to hit theaters before counting down the greatest musical numbers of all time.  Then, for trivia, we examine the careers of a married couple which happened to share the same birthday.  Here are the highlights:What We've Been WatchingZach's Criterion Review: The Vanishing (5:40)Terry's Oscar Anniversary Review: Monsieur Lazhar (8:00)Todd's Matt Dillon Review: Liar's Moon (12:30)Featured Review: Dear Evan Hansen (16:45)Power Rankings: Greatest Musical Numbers in Musicals (45:00)Guessing Adam's List (1:23:20)TriviaZach's Trivia Review: Deadpool (1:28:00)Todd's Trivia Review: Body Heat (1:34:45)Trivia: Filmographies of Michael Douglas & Catherine Zeta-Jones (1:37:50)Quote of the Day (1:47:30)Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, YouTube, or Pandora!If you can't subscribe, listen here.Find AlmostSideways everywhere!Websitealmostsideways.comFacebookhttps://www.facebook.com/AlmostSidewayscom-130953353614569/AlmostSideways Twitter: @almostsidewaysTerry's Twitter: @almostsideterryZach's Twitter: @pro_zach36Adam's Twitter: @adamsidewaysApple Podcastshttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/almostsideways-podcast/id1270959022Spotifyhttps://open.spotify.com/show/7oVcx7Y9U2Bj2dhTECzZ4mStitcherhttps://www.stitcher.com/podcast/almost-sideways-movie-podcastYouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfEoLqGyjn9M5Mr8umWiktA/featured?view_as=subscriberPandorahttps://pandora.app.link/hfYGimTce8

Mac & Gu
Top 10 Comic Book Characters Done Dirty in Movies (321)

Mac & Gu

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 47:56


In honor of Venom - We count down the top 10 comic book characters who have been depicted the worst in movies.Which character do you want given another chance? Where would you rank Venom? Who do you believe has been done dirty?Join the conversation on Twitter: @MACandGUpodcast

Nerdom And Knowledge
We're Dead AF

Nerdom And Knowledge

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 59:05


Jerry and James deep dive into Deadpool...wait, that came out wrong. This character spotlight is for the Merc With A Mouth, Wade Wilson. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nerdomandknowledge/support

Building the Premier Accounting Firm
Yep, from Bartender to Tax & Accounting Specialist w/ Alyssa Lang

Building the Premier Accounting Firm

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 45:45


Listen as Alyssa shares her story along with the lessons learned to build a successful accounting business. Alyssa and Roger discuss the unforeseen challenges and the corresponding solutions to address each.  From workflow, systems to client relations and everything in between. Consider this, finding someone to be front facing and interacting with clients in a way that meets our expectations and standards can be a hard, but they do exist.  We can build a business that thrives without us working within it doing the day-to-day tasks. Sit back and enjoy the conversation in this next episode of “Building the Premier Accounting Firm”.   Your Host: Roger Knecht, president of Universal Accounting Center Guest Name: Alyssa Lang  Alyssa, aka the Workflow Queen, teaches bookkeepers and accountants how to utilize tech and automation to create better workflows, systems, and processes. As a result, they can run their practices on autopilot, stress less and save time!   After being in the accounting world for five years, Alyssa struggled with streamlining her practice. She felt frustrated and nervous and couldn't sleep at night not knowing where her client work would come from. She was overwhelmed by all the daily tasks, lost track of work and just couldn't keep up.   Alyssa hit a wall and decided to make a change, so she started to automate her practice by creating workflows, systems, and processes. She was then able to run her practice and take on more clients, scale and provide excellent service in the process! These days Alyssa's a full-time educator. She's also an Asana Certified Pro and her courses and resources have helped hundreds of bookkeepers and accountants worldwide!   Fun fact: Alyssa's a certified skydiver and is obsessed with great white sharks + is mildly OBSESSED with Deadpool!   Sponsors: Universal Accounting Center Helping accounting professionals confidently and competently offer quality accounting services to get paid what they are worth.   Offers: Click HERE to register for the Breakthrough for Bookkeepers & Accountants group coaching program that will begin its first cohort on November 1, 2021. This program is meant to help bookkeepers and accountants to scale bigger, hire better and breakthrough to the next level. We will be providing weekly coaching calls with myself and my team, there will be a program included, homework reviews, detailed assets to use to build next level systems and operations for their firm. The intention of this program is to help gear them to creating a firm that can run without them.  Also learn more about the tech stack you should be using to effectively market your business to get the clients you deserve.  Attend this information packed webinar which is the Turn-Key System to get tax and accounting clients.  In it you will learn how to leverage your online presence to get new clients.  There is a Turnkey Business Plan for accounting professionals to help you run a success Virtual Bookkeeping business.   For Additional FREE Resources for accounting professionals check out this collection HERE!   Remember this, Accounting Success IS Universal. Listen to our next episode and be sure to subscribe.   For more information on how you can apply these principles in your business please visit us at www.universalaccountingschool.com or call us at 801.265.3777

Second Breakfast with Cam & Maggie

Join Cam and Maggie for a gleeful discussion of James Wan's Malignant. Spoiler alert for the whole episode - don't worry if you don't read the descriptions, we say it at the beginning of the episode. There's so much to talk about with this movie, and by golly it's just nice to see a filmmaker at the top of their game having this much FUN. Cam tracks all the moments of humor and wonderful over-the-top goofiness in Wan's earlier work to find the roots of all this movie's magnificent twists. Maggie has a problem with Gabriel's electricity powers. God, it's hard to write this description without too many spoilers - I'll just list the films we reference in our discussion instead: Halloween, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, The Invisible Man, Upgrade, The Evil Dead, The Conjuring, Insidious, Saw, The Haunting of Hill House, and Deadpool.  Because we both feel so positively about this wildly divisive movie, we invited our dear friend Tristan to join us for the second half of this episode and share his markedly different reaction to the film. That segment is also full of spoilers, and it was a lot of fun to record! What did you think of Malignant? Send us your feedback and theories at secondbreakfastpod@gmail.com Follow our Instagram: @secondbreakfastpod [Maggie is all in on fall colors and aesthetics] And check out our YouTube clips channel: https://bit.ly/2OT6RP3

SciFi TV Rewatch
Episode 426 Deadpool

SciFi TV Rewatch

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 61:15


Join Dave and Wayne for genre television show news, a glimpse into what the hosts are currently watching, commentary and analysis of the superhero film Deadpool, and our listener feedback.  This week on the SciFi TV Rewatch podcast we discuss the 2016 superhero film Deadpool and what makes Marvel offering great. Does Deadpool break the fourth wall too frequently? Do the voiceovers and excessive violence detract from the film's core? Is it a tale of revenge or simply a love story with a murder? In our What We're Watching segment, Dave gives a shout out to the upcoming NBC science fiction series La Brea and also watched Seberg on Prime Video. Wayne finishes up the latest season of Money Heist. In Listener Feedback, Fred from the Netherlands comares the violence found in Deadpool and Tribes of Europa. Remember to join the genre television and film discussion on the SciFi TV Rewatch Facebook group and follow us on Twitter @SciFiTVRewatch for the latest genre television show news and podcast releases. Film Grade: Dave A-  Wayne A  

Rick & Rick Rule the World

The Ricks review "The Suicide Squad"—complete with the backstory on Starro the Conqueror, King Shark's surprising love life, the box office buzz, and more. From August 8. Brought to you by Taskin, the first name in ultra-stylish, premium-quality travel gear for

Capes and Lunatics
Capes and Lunatics Ep #226: Amazing Spider-Man #73, Infinite Frontier #6

Capes and Lunatics

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 67:56


Capes and Lunatics Ep #226: Amazing Spider-Man #73, Infinite Frontier #6 This week your geek guides discuss various topics including: Amazing Spider-Man #73 and the TRUTH behind “Sins Past” New comics including Star Trek: Mirror War #0, Deadpool: Black, White & Blood #2, Superman 78 #1, Infinite Frontier #6, Conan the Barbarian #25, Army of Darkness 1979 #1, Blue & Gold #2 Show notes: Capes and Lunatics Ep #226: Amazing Spider-Man #73, Infinite Frontier #6 Find all of our Social Media here: https://linktr.ee/capesandlunatics Follow Phil Perich on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nightwingpdp Follow Charlie Esser on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CharlieEsser Follow Lilith Hellfire on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LilithHellfire Produced by: Capes and Lunatics Podcast Production Team: Phil Perich Support the Capes and Lunatics Podcast on Patreon www.patreon.com/capesandlunatics

Here's What I Don't Get
Episode 250 - Five Star Pull

Here's What I Don't Get

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 123:37


Check out the Video Episode!Five years strong and growing! Thanks to all out listeners and supporters, and shoutout to Flinstones Vitamins for keeping our bones healthy! As we snort another batch, let us regale you with our tales of nerd rage about:- Zombieland: Double Tap- Mobile Game Economy- A Lack of Visible Artistry- CollectiblesA bad sequel can be just that. But a bad sequel to a movie you didn't love in the first place? Well, that can just ruin your whole frame of reference for the original. A combination of annoying characters, a lack of laughs, and a general blandness to the whole thing leaves Zombieland 2 kinda like a zombie that ran into a tree and can't get free. It's a bad version of something that already wore out its welcome.Whether it's medieval fantasy, dinosaurs, superheroes, or scantily clad anime babes, you can bet that the hot new mobile games will rely on multiple timers, forms of currency, and lootboxes. 1 Gold Box is 1.99, but 5 Gold Boxes is 7.99. And 50 Gold Boxes for 69.99 is the BEST OFFER! Well, it's the best offer if you like krill. These games can get by with 5 million people that don't drop a dime into it. That's what the ads are for. But that 0.000001% of users? The whales that drop a fat hundo every day just on the chance they can get an ultra rare 5 star Deadpool? That's where the money's at. And those are the people they care about. You're a serf.Ever see a good ventriloquist act? There's a guy with his hand in a puppet's ass the whole time. But if he's good he can really make it feel like he's talking to a whole-ass person. I know Rowlf the Dog and The Swedish Chef are puppets. My brain knows that Jim Henson was under a table or some rig puppeteering them, but dammit, they're real to me! I can ignore the visible seams in the construction if the content is good enough. But these days, there are no seams. Everything is pristine digital perfection, but it's made by robots. I'll take a dude in a suit over it any day.Ah collectibles. Your childhood items that ended up in your trash when you moved, your parent's attic, or on the other side of the country in someone else's trash when they moved, really go for a fortune these days. That old issue of Batman was the first appearance of Tim Drake! And instead of some modern day speculator manchild freak, you read the shit out of that comic book! You lent it to a friend, who spilt grape soda on a page, but you tore it out cause it was just an ad for Castlevania 3 which you already had. You actually used the thing. It wasn't some artificially rare issue, or some factory churned out vinyl doll that'll end up the next Beanie Babies, it was a thing you used and enjoyed like a regular person. Too bad sucker, now a 9.8 CGC graded copy goes for $350.All this and more on this week's episode! Don't forget to join us on DISCORD, support us on PATREON or by BUYING A SHIRT.

Is It Hip?
Marvel Movies, Puzzles, Going On Walks, "Tomorrow In Her Eyes" by Ron Sexsmith

Is It Hip?

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 72:04


this episode is for the kids, the geriatrics, and lovers of socks everywhere.

Nerdinion!
Deadpool (2016)

Nerdinion!

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 152:40


Deadpool -- Directed By: Tim Miller -- Written By: Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick -- Starring: Ryan Reynolds-- Morena Baccarin-- T.J. Miller-- Ed Skrein-- Karan Soni-- Michael Benyaer-- Brianna Hildebrand-- Gina Corano-- Leslie Uggams-- Stefan Kapicic-- Greg Lasalle-- Andrei Tricoteux-- Glenn Ennis-- T.J. Storm-- --Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.-- Give us a follow on Twitter & Instagram @nerdinion And, give a 5-star review anywhere you can! Cheers!

Frame Work
The Suicide Squad

Frame Work

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 42:34


James Gunn tries to bring some Troma energy to superhero hijinks, and the guys are sort of here for it, but a little lukewarm?  We try to figure out if that is because vulgar violent superhero excess has become ground too well-trodden to be shocked by, or because Gunn himself has done better versions of similar material, or he is operating within the fundamentally compromised DCEU, or it's just part of Getting Old. 

Anime News Network's ANNCast
The ANN Aftershow - My Villain Academia: Is This Twice's Big Moment?

Anime News Network's ANNCast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021


Once he was seemingly little more than a Deadpool knockoff, but this week's episode shows that Twice is a villain full of heart that ended up in the wrong place at the wrong time.

The Rough Cut
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

The Rough Cut

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 54:12


Editors - Elísabet Ronaldsdottír ACE, Nat Sanders ACE and Harry Yoon ACE Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings editors Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir ACE, Nat Sanders ACE and Harry Yoon ACE combined their unique skills and sensibilities to craft the heart, comedy and action that made Marvel's latest entry in the MCU a hit with audiences and critics alike. Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, "Shang Chi" tells the story of a skilled martial artist who was trained to be an assassin by his father at a young age.  Shang Chi chooses not to follow the same path as his father, the immortal leader of the "Ten Rings" army of assassins, and runs away to San Francisco to live a mild-mannered life parking cars. ELÍSABET RONALDSDOTTÍR ACE Iceland native, Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir, is widely known for her work on high-adrenaline action films such as Deadpool 2 (2018), Atomic Blonde (2017) and John Wick (2014).  She is currently editing the action movie, Bullet Train (2022). NAT SANDERS ACE Once named as part of Filmmaker magazine's "25 New Faces Of Independent Cinema" in 2009, Nat Sanders is known for his work on If Beale Street Could Talk (2018), Moonlight (2016), and the tv series, Girls (2016).  Nat is also the only person has won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Editing twice. HARRY YOON ACE Immediately prior to his work on Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Harry Yoon was being lauded for his work with director Lee Isaac Chung on the Oscar®-nominated film, Minari (2020).  Harry's other work includes the films The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019), First Man (2018) and Detroit (2017). Editing Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings In our discussion with Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings editors Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir ACE, Nat Sanders ACE and Harry Yoon ACE we talk about: Finding the beats of hand-to-hand fight scenes Turning a problematic open into contextual flashbacks Dialing in characters that exist for comic relief Overcoming the resistance to making big cuts that come with big costs Being typecast into specific genres The Credits Get your free 100GB of media transfer at MASV Visit ExtremeMusic for all your production audio needs See which Avid Media Composer is right for you Subscribe to The Rough Cut podcast and never miss an episode Visit The Rough Cut on YouTube  

Comically Unaware
What If....?

Comically Unaware

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 26:01


This week we discuss a variety of What If comics and the TV show. New episodes every Monday.

Toy Power Podcast
#237: The Great Flood!

Toy Power Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2021 69:06


This week on the Toy Power Podcast we are once again joined by Special Guest Scotty.  Scot dusts off a few skeletons from the closet, with an extended intro to this ep; & we acknowledge the unfortunate absence of Master Darren.  It's a full-on news centric episode & we take no time in acknowledging the rapid pace that McFarlane seems to be able to produce toys!  Batmobeast, Batman Year 2 and many other key callouts!  Xenomorph reveals from Mezco as well as a few Kenner Homage figures from Neca.  Street Sharks from Mattel Creations - do these make a splash with us?  THE BIGGEST HasLab to date - is fully funded & has a lot of extras to be excited about plus a true Victory for Transformers fans.  Neca licensing the Usagi Yojimbo Comic by Stan Sakai & Sponge Bob SquarePants - Ultimates by Super7.  The Star Wars expands the size of a non-vintage toy, plus Brandon Lee's The Crow - gets a deluxe release by Mezco.  We finally have a Teaser Shot of the 4HM Cosmic Legion figure too!  The hype is real!!   Then our 2nd exciting segment of this episode is a very generous package from Webstor.83 - tune in to find out what this turns out to be!! Support the show: http://patreon.com/toypowerpodcast See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Creative Process Podcast
(Highlights) IAN SEABROOK

The Creative Process Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021


“It's about leaving the planet in a better condition than it is currently. What you're witnessing is years of neglect. It's the humans who have screwed it all up, and the warming of the earth is no different. The oceans are changing. The topography is changing. Mussels are being fried when the tides recede. This is all unnatural. Or maybe it's natural. I think it's Mother Nature just being pissed off and saying, “This is what you get.” And so it's up to everyone to change their ways. Their shopping habits, their eating habits, how much gas they use. All that stuff which people think “that can't affect anything.” Well, you're seeing the result of it now.”Ian Seabrook is an Underwater Director of Photography in the Motion Picture and Television Industry, working on a number of feature productions, such as Batman v Superman, Deadpool 2 and Jungle Cruise, along with documentary films such as The Rescue. Seabrook is also the winner of Double Gold & Silver Medals for Cinematography at the 2019 Telly Awards. A full member of the Society of Camera Operators, and the CSC, Seabrook holds both commercial and recreational dive certifications.· www.ianseabrook.net · www.creativeprocess.info · www.oneplanetpodcast.org

The Creative Process Podcast

Ian Seabrook is an Underwater Director of Photography in the Motion Picture and Television Industry, working on a number of feature productions, such as Batman v Superman, Deadpool 2 and Jungle Cruise, along with documentary films such as The Rescue. Seabrook is also the winner of Double Gold & Silver Medals for Cinematography at the 2019 Telly Awards. A full member of the Society of Camera Operators, and the CSC, Seabrook holds both commercial and recreational dive certifications.· www.ianseabrook.net · www.creativeprocess.info · www.oneplanetpodcast.org

Comic Talk Today
Comic Talk Today COMIC TALK TODAY COMIC TALK HEADLINES FOR September, 1st 2021 | WELCOME BACK NERDS!

Comic Talk Today

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 77:09


 It's time for the Comic Talk Headlines with Generally Nerdy! The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air dark reboot is ACTUALLY happening, and they just found their Will.  We have so many rumors I don't even know where to start. Spider-Man: No Way Home dropped the first proper trailer, here is my personal take on a noteworthy moment from the trailer.All that and MORE!! Catch up on all the nerdy headlines in TV and Movies, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Plus, don't forget to subscribe for more fresh content.  TV/StreamingFollow-ups/CorrectionsBatwoman - Bridget Regan cast as Poison Ivy. https://ew.com/tv/batwoman-bridget-regan-poison-ivy/ Interview with the Vampire - Cast their Louis… and it is Jacob Anderson, from GoT. To join Sam Reid's Lestat. https://www.amc.com/blogs/amc-networks-greenlights-anne-rices-interview-with-the-vampire-as-a-new-series-for-amc-and-amc--59585 TrailersMayor of Kingstown - https://youtu.be/LP1htMIeID8 to premier Nov 14 on Paramount+Bel-AirThe Bel-Air series based on the trailer that went viral some months back just cast Jabari Banks as young Wil for the Peacock series.https://comicbook.com/tv-shows/news/fresh-prince-bel-air-reboot-jabari-banks-young-will-smith-cast/ MoviesTrailersSpider-Man: No Way Home - The Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer has finally dropped. https://youtu.be/rt-2cxAiPJk Hot Take: Doc Oc is NOT talking to Tom Holland Spider-Man. RocketeerDisney working on a sequel. To be produced by David and Jessica Oyelowo, with David also starring.https://deadline.com/2021/08/the-rocketeer-movie-disneydavid-oyelowo-1234824453/#comment-3244629 Alita: Battle Angel 2Director Robert Rodriguez is hopeful that doing so much work with Disney will earn him the brownie points with the mouse to make a sequel to Alita: Battle Angel.https://www.thenerdybasement.com/movies/the-book-of-boba-fett-2/ Expendables 4Really is happening. 50 Cent, Tony Jaa, and Megan fox joining the cast for this one. So far the only returning cast members we know so far are Stallone, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren and Randy Couture.https://comicbook.com/movies/news/expendables-4-cast-sylvester-stallone-megan-fox-jason-statham/ Rumor MillMCU---Illuminati rumored to make an appearance in the Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness movie.Book of Boba FettThe Book of Boba Fett series is rumored to be seeing ANOTHER bounty hunter from the extended universe. Cad Bane is said to be joining the cast of The Book of Boba fett.MandalorianThe rumored game has supposedly leaked some gameplay footage. https://youtu.be/tlVs43yeAsY MandalorianSeason 3 is said to be the final Mandalorian season. Harley QuinnThe one time side piece of the Joker, Harley Quinn is now rumored to be getting a live-action series on HBO Max. The rumor claims the lead role of Harley Quinn MIGHT not be played by Margot Robbie.GoProThe next GoPro in the Hero Black line is rumored to upgrade the sensor to a new GP2 sensor which will allow for 23 megapixel images and 5.3k video at 60fps.CableThe future X-Man is ALSO rumored to be making his MCU debut in the new Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness movie… or is it Deadpool 3?Apex LegendsNetflix is reportedly trying to secure the rights to a series based on Apex Legends.Mortal KombatMortal Kombat animated series headed to HBO Max supposedly. I don't want to debunk a Mortal Kombat rumor…You can support this show by visiting our merch store, or by leaving us an Apple Podcasts review.

United We Fan
Ryan Reynolds Comic Book Films

United We Fan

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 58:06


Mark and Bryan unite to discuss Ryan Reynolds' comic book movie career of Green Lantern, Blade: Trinity, Wolverine and all that is the character of Deadpool. What is your favorite Ryan Reynolds comic book film?

The Nerds of Color
232. 'Shang-Chi' and the Legend of the Rep Sweats

The Nerds of Color

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 52:46


On a new episode of Hard NOC Life, Keith, Britney, and Dominic revisit the Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer, worry about the discourse surrounding Shang-Chi, how the Free Guy creative team should bring Deadpool to the MCU, and recap the latest episode of Disney+'s What If. They also look back at the one-year anniversary of Chadwick Boseman's passing. All this and more on Hard NOC Life! Watch it on your screen, hit "play," and check this. Subscribe to all of the podcasts in the Hard NOC Media family on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, NPR One, Spotify, and now on Stitcher Radio! Support us on GoFundMe and Patreon! Buy merch on TeePublic! Subscribe to our YouTube channel! As always, our official theme music is brought to you by the super team of Adam WarRock and Chops.

The Bert Show
Will There Be A Deadpool Crossover With Bambi?!

The Bert Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 5:07


Will There Be A Deadpool Crossover With Bambi?! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.