Long running film, television and comic book series all have the same problem. How do they keep their properties fresh? There’s a laundry list of possible story ideas that could be used, but which ones will satisfy the fans? How creatively drastic to they need to get win us over? It doesn’t matter if it’s a fresh coat of paint or a complete demolition and rebuild, what matters is if the STORY is compelling.
In the world of comic books, the BIG TWO, Marvel and DC, have been competing for decades to outdo one another by telling the same stories, just with a different spin. During this episode of My Big Fat Pull List, we’re going to compare and contrast a few of DC and Marvel’s major storylines and see how they hold up and what company “did it better” as we look at Reboots, Reimaginings and Alternate Realities!
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Links from this Episode:
— My Big Fat Pull List on the Web http://mybigfatpulllist.com
— MBFPL Overused Tropes In Comics episode https://www.2gtdatacore.com/overused-tropes-in-comics/
— The Ultimate Marvel Universe https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Earth-1610
— Buffy the Vampire Slayer from BOOM https://www.boom-studios.com/category/series/buffy/
— The Dark Knight Returns https://dc.fandom.com/wiki/Batman:_The_Dark_Knight_Returns
— Old Man Logan https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Old_Man_Logan_(Event)
— Spider-Man: Reign https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Spider-Man:_Reign_Vol_1_1
— Heroes Reborn https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Heroes_Reborn
— The New 52 https://dc.fandom.com/wiki/The_New_52
— Onslaught Sage https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Onslaught_(Event)
— Mark Waid http://markwaid.com/
— Jim Lee https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Lee
— Wildstorm https://dc.fandom.com/wiki/Wildstorm_Universe
— Marvel 2099 https://www.marvel.com/comics/discover/271/marvel-2099
— Batman Beyond https://dc.fandom.com/wiki/Batman_Beyond
— Peter David https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_David
— Age of Apocalypse https://www.marvel.com/comics/events/227/age_of_apocalypse
— Flashpoint https://dc.fandom.com/wiki/Flash:_Flashpoint
— X-Men The Animated Series https://marvelanimated.fandom.com/wiki/X-Men_(TV_Series)
— Wolverine and the X-Men https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Wolverine_and_the_X-Men_(Animated_Series)
–Comic Book Ashcan https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashcan_copy
Calls to the Audience Inside this Episode:
— Which do YOU think was a better reboot, Heroes Reborn or The New 52? We Want To Know!
— Which do YOU think was a better reimagining, the world of Marvel 2099 or the world of Batman Beyond? Tell us now!
— Which do YOU think was a better Alternate Reality, The Age of Apocalypse or Flashpoint? Share YOUR Thoughts With Us!
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The Hosts of this Program:
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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