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Posted by inferiorego

FIRST! I DID IT! I FINALLY DID IT!

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Posted by inferiorego

(also, first grade was hard for me)

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Posted by Renchamp

@inferiorego: Flagged for obnoxiousness. (That's a thing we flag for, right?)

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Posted by MadeinBangladesh

FIRST! I DID IT! I FINALLY DID IT!

FLAGGED AND REPORTED.

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Thanks guys for all your hard work and putting out the podcast weekly. Since stumbling across the podcast during the summer it has really expanded my interest in comics. Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Being romani I am highly offended @inferiorego not because you used the word gyp but because you called us Romanians!

(jk I'm not really offended)

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Edited by NICKXH

Awesome to get a shout out to Paradox comics. My local comic shop in Poole, Dorset. :)

Edited by KASPERCOLE

Really G-Man:"There's really not much to say about Batman and Robin. . ." How about you let your podcast listeners know if you liked it or not. I understand you don't want to go into spoilers, but just throw us a bone (even a little one)! I personally thought it was awesome. I guess anybody who was curious could read the review you guys posted. Also, why don't you guys review more Valiant books? Harbinger 0: Faith came out this week and it was a pretty cool Faith/Zephyr intro for Unity readers who have not been reading Harbinger.

Posted by G-Man

@nickxh: Tell them we totally appreciate the nomination and the chance to win.

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Posted by inferiorego

Being romani I am highly offended @inferiorego not because you used the word gyp but because you called us Romanians!

(jk I'm not really offended)

Well, what can I say... I'm an idiot.

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Posted by Wardishy

I totally always listen right to the end.

Posted by FearTheLiving

@wardishy said:

I totally always listen right to the end.

It's a must.

Posted by CaptainMarvel4Ever

Before the New 52 (and during the New 52) I never heard people call him "Shazam" (they have begun to now obviously now). It's clear DC/WB did that for better marketing and I think that's both dumb, and a disservice to the character. Quite frankly I think taking away the name he had for over 70 years, simply to make him slightly more marketable is out of line. I don't see Nintendo changing Link's name to Zelda simply because that's the name on the box. DC didn't need to change it, the only restraint they had was not being able to put it on the cover of any comics, or put his name in the title of any media features. Plus, one of the biggest appeals to Captain Marvel was the fact that all that stood between a boy, and a being with godly powers was a mere word. The fact that it now only works when he thinks "Good Thoughts" makes it feel much less special when he actually says the word, and takes away some of the fun a writer could have with that.

At any rate while I did like Thunderworld as a one shot, I would love for it to be an ongoing, but even more then that I would like New 52 Billy to look and act more like this.... and to change his name to Captain Marvel as it should be.

No matter what the future holds that issue was enough to make me feel good and helped keep me from leaving comic books. Although what really helped me stay was all the different people I have mat, most of which have been here on Comic Vine, that's what really got me to stay. If you wanna read more about how I felt about this then read this, fair warning though it's very emotional.

Posted by G-Man

@captainmarvel4ever: Well, I remember the TV show from the 70s (yes, I've been around). I've heard people call him Shazam my whole life. Sadly, probably more than people have called him Captain Marvel. Probably because that show was even SHAZAM! (which sadly only has one episode entered in our wiki even though it is out on DVD).

Posted by CaptainMarvel4Ever

@g_man: Well maybe one day when I figure out how all this crazy wiki stuff works I'll put in the rest of the episodes.

At any rate I still think if DC just stuck to their guns people would slowly figure it out, especially given the mass exposure of heroes these days. Even if people never did learn, I still feel like it's disrespectful to the character and the fans. Like I said though, I think this was a decision made by WB, and not DC.

Hopefully one day this whole mess will be sorted out and the character can get back to his roots, after the positive reception of Thunderworld, I now believe more then ever that's a possibility.

Posted by G-Man

@captainmarvel4ever: I haven't looked into it, I thought it was more of a legal thing. They couldn't call the show or comics Captain Marvel.

Posted by CaptainMarvel4Ever

@g_man: I know, I've already learned everything about Cap's legal history. As it stands they can call him Captain marvel, but not in the title of anything.

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

the end is the best