This will change things…FOREVER!
It’s phrases like that which grab a comic book readers attention. When we’re told that a character that we’ve grown up loving for so long is going to be put through a core shaking, life altering event, we grow concerned. What could possibly bend the unbendable, break the unbreakable? Three words send shivers down our spine, shriek in terror and run for the hills… Comic. Book. Event!
What was once the epic climax to a building story arc in a solo or team book has now become a cash grab from publishers. And the worst thing about these “massive events” is that they either have a great start, but a weak ending, OR, the repercussions of the event are wiped away a few months later to build up to the NEXT major event!
Hold on to your capes, geeks and geekets. We at My Big Fat Pull List are about to throw ourselves in front of the deadly lazer blast, sacrificing ourselves to save YOU from Comic Book Event Fatigue! (Don’t worry, we’ll be resurrected before this intro is done.) Let’s look at The Problem With Comic Book Events!
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Links from this Episode:
— My Big Fat Pull List on the Web http://mybigfatpulllist.com
— Captain Marvel film https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4154664/
— The Kree/Skrull War https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kree%E2%80%93Skrull_War
— Secret Wars comic https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Secret_Wars_(1984)
— Secret Wars toy line https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secret_Wars_(toyline)
— Crisis On Infinite Earths https://www.dccomics.com/graphic-novels/crisis-on-infinite-earths-1985/crisis-on-infinite-earths
— Death of Superman https://comicvine.gamespot.com/death-of-superman/4045-41233/
— Funeral For A Friend https://dc.fandom.com/wiki/Funeral_for_a_Friend
— Reign Of The Supermen https://dc.fandom.com/wiki/Reign_of_the_Supermen
— Infinity Gauntlet https://comicvine.gamespot.com/infinity-gauntlet/4045-42233/
— Infinity War https://www.marvel.com/comics/events/29/infinity_war
— Fall Of The Mutants https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Fall_of_the_Mutants
— The Onslaught Saga https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Onslaught_(Event)
— Fatal Attractions https://www.marvel.com/comics/events/249/fatal_attractions
— Heroes Reborn https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Heroes_Reborn
— Spawn 1997 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120177/?ref_=nv_sr_2
— Avengers Disassembled https://www.marvel.com/comics/events/234/avengers_disassembled
— House of M https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/House_of_M_(Event)
— Secret Invasion https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Secret_Invasion
— Identity Crisis https://dc.fandom.com/wiki/Identity_Crisis
— Countdown To Infinite Crisis https://comicvine.gamespot.com/countdown-to-infinite-crisis/4050-18410/
— Countdown To Final Crisis https://comicvine.gamespot.com/countdown-to-final-crisis/4050-18564/
— DC’s World War 3 https://dc.fandom.com/wiki/World_War_III
— Original Sin https://www.marvel.com/comics/discover/367/original-sin
— Civil War 2 https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Civil_War_II
— Secret Empire https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Secret_Empire_(Event)
— Superior Spider-Man Vol.1 https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Superior_Spider-Man_Vol_1
Calls to the Audience Inside this Episode:
— What epic Comic Event Storyline from the late ’80’s/early ’90’s was YOUR favorite? We Want To Know!
— How much pain was YOUR bank account in during the “all tie-ins matter” days of comic book events? Tell us now!
— What do YOU think need to be in major events so they matter?? Share YOUR Thoughts With Us!
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Nicholas J. Hearne:
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!
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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