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Welcome to our fourth instalment of Current Issues, where your hosts talk about what THEY think are the most important news items going on in the world of comic books and pop culture. These topics are triple fact checked and double researched, for You, the listener, so as not to be dumped into the “fake news” bin for shoddy reporting.
Our top stories for this episode include a look at Dan Slott and his plans for Tony Stark in the Iron Man 2020 event, traveling to Image Comics to explore Undiscovered Country by Scott Snyder and trying not to choke on our popcorn during a review of the new film ‘Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey.’
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Iron Man 2020 Event (0:02:28 – 0:22:00)
— Iron Man 2020 https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Iron_Man_2020_(Event)
— Arno Stark (original) https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Arno_Stark_(Earth-8410)
— Arno Stark (616) https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Arno_Stark_(Earth-616)
— Dan Slot https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Slott
— Amazing Spider-Man run https://www.marvel.com/articles/comics/how-to-read-the-longest-run-in-spider-man-history
— Machine Man https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/X-51_(Earth-616)
— Iron Man 2020 Reading Checklist https://www.howtolovecomics.com/2020/01/12/iron-man-2020-reading-order/
— Albert & elsie-Dee https://uncannyxmen.net/characters/albert-elsie-dee
— Larry Hama https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Hama
Undiscovered Country (0:22:23 – 0:44:00)
— Undiscovered Country https://imagecomics.com/comics/series/undiscovered-country
— Scott Snyder https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Snyder
— Charles Soule https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Soule
— Giuseppe Camuncoli https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giuseppe_Camuncoli
— Image Comics https://imagecomics.com/
— Lost https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0411008/
Harley Quinn And The Birds Of Prey review (0:44:27 – 01:04:27)
— Harley Quinn And The Birds Of Prey https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7713068/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0
— Margot Robbie https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3053338/?ref_=tt_cl_t1
— Rosie Perez https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001609/?ref_=tt_cl_t2
— Mary Elizabeth Winstead https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0935541/?ref_=tt_cl_t3
— Jurnee Smollett-Bell https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0810619/?ref_=tt_cl_t4
— Ewan McGregor https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000191/?ref_=tt_cl_t5
— Suicide Squad https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1386697/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0
— Huntress https://dc.fandom.com/wiki/Helena_Bertinelli_(New_Earth)
— Black Mask https://dc.fandom.com/wiki/Roman_Sionis_(New_Earth)
— LEGO Batman https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4116284/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0
Calls to the Audience Inside this Episode:
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— Are YOU reading the Iron Man 2020 event? If so, what are your thoughts? Tell us now!
— Have YOU been picking up Undiscovered Country from Image Comics? If so, what do you think of the series so far? Share YOUR Thoughts With Us!
— Did YOU go see Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey? If so, what was your experience with the film? Give Us YOUR Thoughts!
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Blessed with an overactive imagination, Nick spent his early years absorbing as much pop culture as possible. From comic books to television, films, sci-fi, fantasy, horror – if it was great storytelling, he assimilated it! His fascination with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Marvel Comics X-Men drove him to become an avid reader of all literature and a devoted comic collector at the age of eleven! Even though Nick enjoyed most comic book related material, his deep passion for all things “mutant” led to his alter ego being formed, the Uncanny Mister X! In recent years, Nick has co-founded his own comic book company, Archlight Comics, a film company, Archlight Studios, and has become a skilled podcaster and podcast editor. Mister X has taken all of Nick’s talents and found an outlet for his mad ramblings… the My Big Fat Pull List podcast!
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Just a common man, working hard with his hands, Jacob Petri has always had an eclectic taste in the world of pop culture. As a child, Jacob read comics, watched Saturday morning cartoons, enjoyed televised sports entertainment, played video games and collected trading cards and action figures. As an adult, he took his love of over the top theatrics and parlayed that into a mediocre Pro-Wrestling career, as he believed Pro-Wrestling was the closest he could get to live action comic books.
As Pistol Danger, he’s used his knowledge and skill both in the ring and on the internet, navigating video games during Let’s Plays and dishing out advice about the wrestling business. Needing to conquer new forms of entertainment, Pistol Danger has turned to podcasting, hoping to educate people on the finer points of geek culture, from comic books to films and everything in between.
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Born with the ambition to one day be a professional football player and then join the military, Sean Murphy was always drawn towards hero based cartoons such as G.I. Joe and the X-Men. Sadly, those dreams were crushed after a terrible accident while playing street football. Sean learned that he was born with missing bones in his feet and his doctors informed him that he wouldn’t be able to play pro football let alone join the military. Missing out on being the hero he wanted to be, Sean turned towards the heroes he knew and loved… comic book superheroes!
As his teenage years turned to adulthood, Sean found a deep love for pop culture. Taking part in role-playing games, cosplaying as his favorite characters at conventions, Sean even worked at a comic book shop for over a decade. His need to absorb geek culture and fun facts earned him the nickname Smurphy. A fun-loving and sometimes socially clueless podcaster, Smurphy is eager to pass on all he knows and then some.
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