We’re back this week with a special guest, longtime friend of Mighty Con and Geek Inc Comics Cary D.! Cary joins us to give a regular fans view on two hot button topics as of late, the decline of large conventions and Batman v Superman.
We start with Wizard World, which released it’s annual report today. As expected, they showed massive losses last year to the tune of 4.3 million dollars, and have been canceling more shows that they tried out last year in new locations. Their report relays concerns about waning crowds, but also keeps up the mistaken view that the answer is to get bigger movie and pop culture stars in order to fix the problem. Will they get around to bringing back the great conventions of old? Only time will tell.
Then the gang gets into Batman vs Superman, which fell to the #4 spot last week signaling the imminent end of it’s box office run. It looks like the film will possibly top $350 million domestically, but will get no where near the $400+ million that it cost to produce. We get more into the mechanics behind making movies and how large scale disasters come about. There may be hope for the DC movie-verse, but not without some top level changes at Warner Brothers.
Finally a quick over view of this weeks new releases, including some great new Marvel and DC titles, a new Image Firsts #1 for Deadly Class, and the first trade paperbacks for a shop favorite in I Hate Fairyland.
That’s it for this week folks, we want to thank Cary for joining us and we look forward to having him back sometime soon. As always, let us know what you think on our Facebook page, and we’ll see you all next time!