Mighty Cast Episode 5: A Shakeup At DC
Mighty Cast is back this week with Bill and Paul on the mics. We start off with a tribute to the recently deceased Wes Craven, a true legend in the film industry and one of the most successful horror film creators ever. His library covers 5 decades of film making, and even includes an early comic book adaptation in Swamp Thing.
Then, the guys get into a major move at DC Comics. Warner Bros., DCs parent company, has issued an order to stop trying to create wild and crazy new storylines that don’t have any staying power, and instead return to their roots. While no time line has been given for this, the move seems to be a very sharp response to falling DC comic book sales and more out there story lines such as Commissioner Gordon becoming Batman in a giant mechanical suit. It’s unknown how much this edict may or may not effect the movie universe, as DC and Warner Bros. have famously for years been behind the 8-ball when it comes to putting out competitive blockbusters.
Finally, the guys discuss a few recent conventions, a few upcoming conventions, and a very special announcement. Geek Inc. Comics was set up last week at Lake Count I Con at the Lake County fairgrounds just Northwest of Chicago, and Bill gives a quick review of that show. They then give a quick preview of a mini-con taking place in Chicago this weekend that the shop will be set up at called The World Vintage Toy & Collectible show, which hopes to become a monthly show. Next up is the Cincy Comic Con, taking place the second weekend in September in Cincinnati Ohio, and featuring an incredible slew of comic book artists and writers. Then, finally, Bill makes the big announcement of the St. Louis Comic Con, coming in June of 2016, and their first big guest in legendary artist George Perez! This will be Mighty Con’s first show in St. Louis, and we can’t wait to see everyone there!
Thanks for tuning in this week, and we’ll see you again next week!
MightyCast Episode 4 is here, and this week we give you the low down on what you missed and what you didn’t from the big Wizard World Chicago show. Once one of the largest shows in the world, WW Chicago has become a bit on the overpriced side for what you get, and Paul & Bill were there all weekend to give their perspective from the sides of both vendors and fans.
The big Chicago show has gotten to be a huge expense for both vendors and for fans hoping to attend the show, and no longer offers an incredible amount more than other less expensive shows.
Then the two cover the premier of Fear The Walking Dead, which also shambled its way to mediocrity, getting off to a very slow start as the characters are established, showing enough promise to merit watching another episode or two, but not quite standing on its own.
Finally, Summerslam also took place last weekend, and the guys give a quick overview of the results, including the Green Arrow himself Stephen Amell getting himself a tag team win. So take a listen, and don’t forget to jump on to our Facebook page and let us know what you think of our questions this week!
This weeks MightyCast features the return of Kat to the table, and her and Paul have their takes on Fantastic Four (spoiler alert, they’re not good). Paul then brings up an interesting question, is the MCU the best film franchise ever? Other contenders brought up are the Bond films, the Harry Potter series, of course Star Wars and Star Trek. But what do you think fans, is the MCU better than them all?
Finally they run over what’s new this week with some fresh recommendations, and give a quick sneak peak at this weeks Wizard World Chicago convention. Take a listen fans and let us know what you think!
Did you see the Fantastic Four last weekend? No, of course you didn’t, no one did. Well, no one except your loyal Geek Inc. crew, who were happy to fall on that grenade just so they could bring this latest podcast with a review and summary of the latest from Fox studios.
Bill and Paul are back to talk about the latest Fantastic Four movie, what worked and what didn’t, as well as upcoming comic book series, new releases, and of course the big event of Wizard World Chicago! To take a listen and let us know what you’d like to hear more of on our Facebook page!