This week life gets real for the boys. Also, they take a look at Agent Carter, the Ant-Man trailer, December 2014 comic sales numbers, (another) Deadpool death, and Star Wars issue 1. The guys are also taking bets on whether or not Star Wars will end up on Marvel Unlimited.
Marvel Comics announced today at Mid-Town Comics in New York City, that the Marvel Universe as we know it is coming to an end in a shocking (Here is the video and much more over at Newsarama) announcement exactly the way we all figured this would go down. When we were recorded the podcast last night we talked about it, and one of us (Me) pretty closely said what this was going to be. Personally I don’t think this is really as big of a deal as when DC started the whole New-52 thing, most likely because what DC had over Marvel previously was the sense of Legacy, heroes died, new heroes stepped in to feel those shoes and became amazing characters on their own. I don’t know if I’m just burnt out and cynical, but this is hardly news. So Marvel can incorporate characters from the Ultimate Universe, or whatever other version of the MU with the 616 in a New Universe. This will probably help them take characters off the table they don’t have the film rights to and massage the Inhumans into everything else in place of mutants. While people are furiously clicking mice, and typing away, I will be hovering and watching from the sidelines to see what happens, using the Terrigen Mist derived power of flight by doing jerk-off motions with both hands. Put Al Ewing on some big stuff Marvel.
The new trailer for Avengers: Age Of Ultron just dropped, and it looks freaking awesome! We finally get to see a bit of that Hulk vs Hulkbuster action, some speculation had been that it wasn’t Tony in the armor awhile back, but it sure looks like him piloting it in this trailer. And Hulk looked pretty beat up there. And it makes me wonder, can you have a Marvel team without a redhead being a member at some point? Or two. And that dude is Klaw right? Who was the chick we saw from behind? Is it May yet? I’m dying to see The Vision.
This week the guys went back to revisit The Gravy Age episode one. They took a look back at the gear, the notes, and the nerves. Also, the launch of the High Voltage Radio Network was announced! Finally, there’s a listener voice-mail and a smidge of comic talk.
Episode 25! This week we take on Frozen, Disneyland, hipsters, and analyze the new Deconnick book “Bitch Planet.” We also listen to some listener voicemail and Kris gives us the elevator pitch for a script he’s working on.
Episode XXIV has arrived! Topics for this episode include Days of Future Past, recent character casting announcements, those crazy cosplay kids ruining cons (not), the Star Wars Episode VII teaser, chlorinated Furries, and the Fantastic 4 film being “Doomed” to fail. Chris also shares tales of his recent San Fran trip. Warning; there is some talk of various bodily functions in this episode.
The number 23! This week Chris shares what comic book related things he’s grateful for. The guys also talk about the new Starlin/Thanos graphic novel, Constantine’s possible single season, Wonder Woman’s director, Wade/Samnee’s Daredevil run coming to an end, and a change in the Rat Queens creative team. Finally, Kris takes another quiz.
This week the boys share their podcast set-up in hopes of getting more people podding. Got any podcasting questions? Let ‘em know. They are in no way experts but are more than happy to share their experiences. They also kinda recap Gotham, Arrow (insert dry-heave), Flash, Agents of SHIELD and Constantine. WB/DC’s lack of sticktoitiveness is put under a microscope. Additionally bad Canadian zombie jokes are made and we find out Marvel is run by a turbo-dick. Finally, we listen to a message from the one and only Mad Mock! Look for Mad Mock over at Z-Poc Nation.