Mighty Cast Episode 21: The Fall Of Wizard Cons

2016-04-21 00:01:27

Paul and Bill are back this week to look at another recent Wizard World Convention, which was yet another let down compared to previous years.

This is sadly getting to be a habit, and unfortunately the downward slide doesn’t show any sign of stopping. Guest cancellations are turning out to be the hardest hitting blow to the integrity of the shows, with the majority of last weeks big guests bowing out.  For some of these guests, that makes a couple shows in a row that they were supposed to originally be at.

Madison Wizard World is on it’s second year, and between fans not being happy with what they paid to get in and vendors/artists not being happy with the turn out, the second year may very well be it’s last. Guests like the Matt Smith (Dr. Who), Kristen Ritter (Jessica Jones), and Mike Colter (Luke Cage) all being heavily promoted then dropped at the last second is brutal for the reliability of a show that once was by far the biggest name in touring conventions.  Combine that with the fact that the number of county fair style booths like heated pads, laser vision correction, and blood testing now out numbers the number of comic dealers on a regular basis, and it’s a travesty to even call this a Comic Con.

Bill and Paul then get into some of the latest movie and TV news, including lifting the ban on spoilers for the Walking Dead season finale and the latest Batman v Superman numbers.  The summer of movies keeps rolling through, and they also talk about the new Suicide Squad footage as well as the latest on Civil War.

Finally, a quick look at this weeks new releases, including some new titles from Image comics and the release of the much awaited Moon Knight #1 from Marvel.

That’s it for this week folks, as always let us know what you think on the Facebook page, and we’ll see you again soon!