In organized fandom, “continuity” can be a trigger word for many fanboys and fangirls out there. Continuity is what ties a universe full of stories together. But it can also be a detrimental roadblock for anyone attempting to understand and digest 30, 40, 50…hell, even 80 years worth of content.
No matter what corner of pop culture you reside in, whether it’s super hero comics, rpg video games or even long running television series, the want or need to keep everything straight is a daunting challenge.
But fear not, loyal listeners. The Geeks of My Big Fat Pull List are here to be your Sherpas up the mountain of understanding as we ask the question… Does Continuity Matter In Comics?
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Links from this Episode:
— My Big Fat Pull List on the Web http://mybigfatpulllist.com
— Doctor Who http://www.bbcamerica.com/shows/doctor-who
— Final Fantasy game series https://www.thefinalfantasy.com/games/
— Star Wars Legends https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Star_Wars_Legends
— Invincible https://imagecomics.com/comics/series/invincible
— The Sixth Gun https://onipress.com/collections/the-sixth-gun
— Black Hammer https://black-hammer.fandom.com/wiki/Black_Hammer_Wiki
— History Of The Marvel Universe mini https://www.marvel.com/comics/series/27019/history_of_the_marvel_universe_2019
— Understanding DC Comics episodes https://www.2gtdatacore.com/understanding-dc-comics-part-1-crisis-of-continuity/
— Dawn Of X https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Dawn_of_X
— Ultimate Universe https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Earth-1610
Calls to the Audience Inside this Episode:
— What examples do YOU have in mind when it comes to continuity in other pop culture media? We Want To Know!
— Which company has the most confusing continuity…Marvel or DC? Tell us now!
— Do YOU think continuity is a hindrance to writers or an obstacle to overcome? Share YOUR Thoughts With Us!
— What is YOUR opinion on the importance of continuity in comic books? Give Us YOUR Answers!
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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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