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Okay itunes.... i'm trusting you this time....

Posted by secondfallen616

Great podcast, but damn man, spent the rest of my listening time thinking about the Dark Tower movies that never were. It sounded like the project was ready to go with all the usual tie-ins, but the money dried up? Really? And Hollywood knew ahead of time that Twilight or The Hunger Games or any of the other trash being shoved down their audiences' throats would make bank? The Dark Tower would work as a series on HBO, make it happen G-Man, i know you've got the power please please please please please lol

Anyways, awesome job as always, love this site.

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I thought this would be uploaded earlier in the day, since it's pre-recorded. Oh well.

Posted by G-Man

@gotwillpower: Sorry man. I had two videos shoot and two to edit, plus this. And an interview to transcribe. And then ASM 698 just kicked my ass sideways.

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Posted by gotwillpower

@G-Man: No problem, I'm just glad it's here!

Posted by Cavemold

@G-Man said:

@gotwillpower: Sorry man. I had two videos shoot and two to edit, plus this. And an interview to transcribe. And then ASM 698 just kicked my ass sideways.

what your thoughts on 698!?

Posted by scuzz2.0

You didn't get to my question. Don't forget for the next time you do this.

Posted by doordoor123

@G-Man said:

@gotwillpower: Sorry man. I had two videos shoot and two to edit, plus this. And an interview to transcribe. And then ASM 698 just kicked my ass sideways.

Don't you work with a bunch of people? Do none of them know how to shoot and edit? You should think of having a workshop or something so you could take a load off.

Posted by deadpool25mm

Any chance I can download the podcast for my Andriod?

When I click the dowload button it just takes me to a new page and plays the podcast....

Posted by Timotheus316

I like this format. I really do. With guest stars in the last 2 it makes it more than "Ask..." And Dennis' kid yelling in the background is great! lol

Posted by thespideyguy

@doordoor123 said:

@G-Man said:

@gotwillpower: Sorry man. I had two videos shoot and two to edit, plus this. And an interview to transcribe. And then ASM 698 just kicked my ass sideways.

Don't you work with a bunch of people? Do none of them know how to shoot and edit? You should think of having a workshop or something so you could take a load off.

They have stuff to do.

Posted by doordoor123

@thespideyguy said:

@doordoor123 said:

@G-Man said:

@gotwillpower: Sorry man. I had two videos shoot and two to edit, plus this. And an interview to transcribe. And then ASM 698 just kicked my ass sideways.

Don't you work with a bunch of people? Do none of them know how to shoot and edit? You should think of having a workshop or something so you could take a load off.

They have stuff to do.

OH sorry, I didn't realize I was talking to you.

Because "they have stuff to do" isn't apparent... Everyone has stuff to do. If they can afford to put in extra effort to get people walking all over comic conventions, I don't see why they can't put in the effort toward other aspects of this site.

Posted by Loki9876

For 5 best Iron man villains

1 The mandarin

2 Ezekiel Stane

3 Ghost

4 Madam Masque

5 The Hammer girls.

Posted by G-Man

@doordoor123: It's funny that you feel the need to be condescending to other users when you don't seem to have an idea how companies or corporations are run. Different departments mean different budgets. You can't just grab other people away from their full time positions and duties. Conventions are different and involved a separate budget. It's unfortunate when 'internet attitude' has to creep onto our site.

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@G-Man said:

@doordoor123: It's funny that you feel the need to be condescending to other users when you don't seem to have an idea how companies or corporations are run. Different departments mean different budgets. You can't just grab other people away from their full time positions and duties. Conventions are different and involved a separate budget. It's unfortunate when 'internet attitude' has to creep onto our site.

Oh thank you. Condescending is exactly the tone I was going for.

I'm not saying "grab other people away from their full time positions and duties." I'm saying to try to find a way around the restrictions. "Putting effort" doesn't mean spending all of your money or messing up any of your business. You guys are always trying new things, but then you abruptly stop them. I'm just suggesting you go one-hundred percent into something.

You're right, I hate the "internet attitude." That is why I responded to thespideyguy in the way that I did. I thought he sounded condescending, so I sounded condescending and now you sound condescending. The internet truly is a condescending place.

I was also just suggesting a way to help you out a little bit. Thanks for pretty much attacking my intellect though.

Posted by G-Man

@doordoor123: Of course. I never go 100% into what I do. Thanks.

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Posted by doordoor123

@G-Man said:

@doordoor123: Of course. I never go 100% into what I do. Thanks.

That isn't what I said. Video "projects" or review projects start up all of the time, but they stop out of nowhere. What happened to things like that event follower? What happened to "unscripted" videos?

I'm sure you yourself put in a lot of time and resources into this site, but that doesn't mean you can't get help so you aren't doing so much. I'm not telling you how to do your work, I am simply trying to find a reasonable solution to help you.

I can see that this conversation might be getting into your head a little so I'll stop. I never meant to make you or anyone here upset. Like anyone else, I just don't like to be talked down to by simple blunt smart-a** remarks.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Calero drops a lot of wisdom. he also has great taste

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Edited by UnclePappyWolf

Hey Tony, @G-Man ...I love the frequency of how many podcasts you've been doing. Between this one and the regular one I get to hear more comic stuff throughout the month than before. It's Great!   

Edited by Tyrannotaur

Thanks for answering my questions Tony and Dennis.

Also thanks for the username compliments. I am very much a man BTW. A straight man at that. I am just a big X-23 fan. Made me laugh out loud when Tony thought I was a girl though, so its all good.

Great Podcast again!

Posted by Bobzenub

Okay, I'll be an a-hole here, but I really think we should maximize the amount of questions in three per page per user on the forum. krspaceT has been hogging the video and the podcast as long as I can remember.

Posted by ChernobylCow

Tony, when you have a guest. Please take a moment to introduce them and maybe mention their most recent project/their role in comics (artist/writer/both), etc. It's fine if you guys jump right into Star Wars talk but about 45 minutes in I still don't know who the heck this guy is.

I had to turn the podcast off about the time the Stephen King conversation was ending. Unfortunately, the guest's mic was picking up some horrible scratching sound like a cable was scraping the table and since I listen to my podcasts with headphones it was unbearable.

I like the format but I still have no idea who the last two guests were.

Posted by jaytiz27

Keep up the good work @G-Man dude, and I'll keep listening. Much respect to you.

Posted by therafalee

I have to agree with Dennis about the Robin minor thing, is not a change but a mistake... but i ddon't agree when he says thoose characters don't exist i think Comics characters exist if you consider all influence they have on peoples life specially ours, many of us can say we influenced so many lives as Peter Parker, Bruce Wayne and all the others around them.

Posted by Mezmero

This podcast plus the single question video format is working for me so far. I'm typically doing house work or cooking when I listen to the podcast and the video makes a nice bit sized treat to watch when browsing the site. Dennis was cool but I'm not exactly sure who he is. It's already hard enough to keep track of Tony's tangents but to deal with 2 dudes tip toeing around answers and opinions is a bit overwhelming.

To be perfectly honest I was more a fan of Brian from last week's episode. He was very blunt in his approach to answers and I found that he was better at counter balancing G-Man's mojo. Maybe Ryan Davis could come on at some point since he's a known comic fan and he's more available to the site. I can see the problem being that he has his own podcast to edit which is most likely what he's doing while this one gets recorded. Also after the bombcast I'm sure the last thing he wants to do is be on another podcast. I'm looking forward to hearing more of these regardless of who guest spots.

@Bobzenub said:

Okay, I'll be an a-hole here, but I really think we should maximize the amount of questions in three per page per user on the forum. krspaceT has been hogging the video and the podcast as long as I can remember.

This I agree with unfortunately. I know the dude is a fellow comic nerd and user of the site but sometimes I want to find him and smash his hands with a hammer. I'm kind of put off of ever asking another question again since I sent in a single, simple question that hasn't been answered since the beginning of this podcast. Maybe we should take the user questions out of the regular podcast and just make a unified questions podcast. It worked for Image United right...?

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I just want to say that everything I post is just my opinions based on what they talk about. Not saying anyone is right or wrong, just my opinions. I mostly agree with him about continuity, most of the time I don't really worry about it. But I think because comics are really this formless imaginary world that only exists because the writers and artists form them by their words and art writers and artists need to maybe remember that. Because the comics, words, and art, form these worlds and characters and make them real, and when you throw Continuity out it then makes these worlds seem less real and takes the reader out of the moment. Like when Wolverine was on the X-men, solo adventures, the Avengers, and in a few others teams and books. It wasn't really a big deal but it brought up the question of how he could be everywhere at once. And made the Marvel universe a little less real, like I couldn't actually walk into it. Restrictions might also lead to interesting stories. Also Tony and Sara talked about how in New X-men they should have kept the same dialogue from the original Stan Lee X-men comic because it would have added to the realism, showing that that old issue was a concrete moment, a past. However i do agree with him about how continuity could be and maybe should be approached in comics. Certain moments live forever while others could fade away. But then that means that, 15 years from now will it have mattered that Peter went on a time adventure with Grady and took Max's watch? Its a fun story but... And this was also something people were upset about when DC did New 52. All these stories and adventures were compressed down into 5 years. People began asking what stories happened and what didn't? Suddenly, because the time crunch, Tim Drake was never a Robin, DC's past instead of being this sort of shapeless thing where some stories faded away but they all still counted became this more concrete concept where only a few things happened and the rest didn't. Mike Kunkle told my class one time that at least his comic is out if they ever do make a movie of Hero Bear and mess it up, which he was fighting to keep from happening and why it wasn't made at the time. But I think comic fans want the past and continuity to still matter. I think they don't want stories they loved so much in the past erased. That is one reason some of us like comics, because they build and continue to build on this character and keep him going. Thats why I don't care when a character is brought back to life, the comics medium allows for that so why not use it. If Batman can be killed and brought back then why not bring him back? It was be more heartbreaking and frustrating if they killed off Spider-Man and he never returned. Comic fans, maybe, want the stories they like to keep going. It would be upsetting, I think, to fans if the new Star Wars film came out and said that Luke was originally trained by their father along with Leia instead of Luke being trained by Obi when he was a teen by himself before he knew Leia existed. The films are still out there but its still upsetting for some reason. Not sure at the moment if its actually this shallow part of me that wants things to never change and holds these stories on a pedestal or if there is an important reason why it upsets me. Maybe whats upsetting is that I am a fan who started reading these comics, I am not a new fan or a fan who has stopped his comics reading experience. I sort of feel like I am in the middle of my readings. Maybe that has something to do with it. Maybe its because I still count those old stories. I don't know. I agree with Tony about the pilot thing and tv versus comics. In comics readers pay $3.99 for a comic, and ongoing story. So I wouldn't want something I paid money for to suddenly be changed. Evolving the comic is one thing, Stan Lee I think did that with the old comics, listening to readers letters and stuff. But to sort of do away with all continuity and make comics this sort thing that doesn't have a reality or universe where all these characters live. It becomes fun stories that happen within those comic pages and nothing more. I think thats what comic fans like too, that these characters all exist and interact in this almost real universe. And maybe thats another reason why fans get upset by erasing or altering past stories. Because altering those stories makes that real universe seem less real, maybe. Continuity takes fun stories and turns them into a seemingly real universe full of these characters that can actually exist and interact, and live. Retooling and fixing things in a tv show to make it work for readers works fine, but in comics it feels like they are presenting the finished version to readers and asking them to buy the comic. It doesn't feel like something that should be a work in progress to me. I am not saying he is wrong, I am not debating him either, just talking. Fun podcast. Feels like we are tackling some controversial comic issues or something. Fun.

I only appose digital because I don't want to pay for those expensive iPad. And as a poor, well not poor but not rich freelance independent comic artist I would prefer to stick with the cheaper paper comics. I'd love to get an iPad and be able to do both paper and digital, but I don't have the cash for it right now. So for now I am glad most comic stores still sell paper comics. But I am surprise they don't also have some digital selling thing worked out. Maybe its because most comic stores are small and barely make enough money as it is and usually go out of business because lack of customers to begin with. So investing lost of money into that might be too much, I don't know because I don't know about tech stuff or costs like that.

The best Comic Vine podcasts in my opinion are when you guys, and anyone on the podcast with you, just let the conversation flow and go off on tangents. Its great.

Captain America is not only a good leader but he is a great tactician and a great soldier, he probably understands that the way to make the Mutant population happy is to show them that humans aren't going to be bossing them around. He wants to show them he supports them, so he put a mutant on the team as a leader. And he will be good at following orders too. But will Wolverine? Will Rogue? Will Thor? That is what will be interesting to read, maybe Cap is great at following orders and then Wolverine and Havok are constantly putting heads. maybe Thor has trouble with Havok but listens to Captain America. It makes for a good dynamic.

I think they have to at least do that Hawkeye is Captain America's son from a sperm bank in an alternate reality story. That would be AWESOME!

Johns did a great retelling of Superman's origin, he made Green Lantern the center of the universe, he made Aquaman a dynamic and interesting hero who never gets respect. Its approach is varied but good. After Snyder's run it might be interesting to see what he does with Batman. How about Johns does a Cyborg series, I hear he plans to anyway. Oh, I know. Give him Martian Manhunter. Since the new 52 started he has been forgotten sort of. I think what Johns is planning with Captain Marvel/SHAZAM is that he will make those characters like Captain Marvel Jr. and Mary Marvel return and be more central in the Captain Marvel story than just side characters. I think that is why we were introduced to Freddy and Mary way before Billy became Captain Marvel. And they will become a bigger part of the Marvel story.

You could tell an interesting story about a JLU styled team, JLU did it for about two seasons. Its also a more realistic idea where all the heroes team up and hey pick the best heroes for certain missions. And then it becomes the dynamic of how that team is managed, how different characters interact, like how Green Arrow interacts with Captain Atom and then in a later team up how he interacts with Wild Cat. This idea could be very compelling in comics.

I happen to be dislexic, and one time misspelled the word goatee in an email to John Favero (spelling?) on his facebook page about Tony Stark and he made fun of me and I am sure he didn't think it was a big deal, but it was a huge deal for me. Changed how I thought of him, making fun of a guy who misused grammar or spelling isn't nice.

I has never, ever, been my fantasy for my parents to be dead. What I like about Batman and characters like him, maybe others do too, is that it shows that the character without his parents is able to survive on his own and not only survive but succeed. He becomes Batman, the guy most capable of taking care of himself and surviving. So That is what I like, but if I could be Spider-man or Batman with the living parents thats a better fantasy. But that is so funny and true about Superman versus Batman. Superman's powers and origin and crime he fights is very unrelatable but his character is very relatable. He is a down home farm boy with very human feelings and characteristics while Batman is widely seen as the one comic character anyone could become without enough training but his character is very unrelatable. He is so dark and brooding and driven and never stopping. Thats hilarious, I never thought of that before. Maybe thats why they are such good friends.

You could say then why even bother calling it SHIELD, if its not going to have any of the characters from the comics, with realistic names like Gabriel Jones, Dum Dum Dugan, Agent Woo, Abigale Brand, Carol Danvers, Maria Hill, Contessa Valentina Allegra de la Fontaine. But I can also see that maybe the more popular SHIELD agents might show up in the Avengers movies. But the show is a place where they can showcase SHIELD agents from the comics. TV and movies will never replace comics because comics do something movies and tv can never do, which is to show all the panels of one page and sound fx and word bubbles and such in a dynamic way that is like a work of art all together, or broken down into smaller panel by panel parts. I don't want movies and tv to replace comics either.

Wait, what cartoon shows now are horrible? We have SpongeBob, Avengers, Young Justice, Ultimate Spider-Man, had Brave and the Bold, had all those Bruce Timm cartoons, the Simpsons, Futurama, Green Lantern, had Teen Titans, I'm a former animator, what cartoons was he talking about? Just curious. I'd LOVE to see an Invincible cartoon show for Adult Swim. A MADMAN animated TV show based heavily on Mike Allred's designs is a must! I really want to see that, I have the voice castings in my head already and I can even see it in my head animated.

I read that that is exactly how Marv Wolfman designed the Teen Titans he worked on. It was this triangle thing where everyone had one or two characters they related to and one or two characters they disagreed with, so if I am remembering what I read correctly a character like Beast Boy related to Cyborg because of what their parents did to them, but Beast Boy clashed with I don't remember. But there was built in alliances and disagreements, which also all stemmed from their parents as well. And maybe I am remembering it wrong but a character would have things in common with a different character like Raven and Starfire connecting over their parents using them, while at the same time disagreeing with that character like Starfire being brought up as a warrior while Raven was brought up to be a pacifist.

That is a nice team you guys came up with. Wolverine, Hawkeye, Nightwing, Wonder Woman, was there someone else? Good team.

I remember hearing on a tv show their psychological takes on Batman's rogues, and for the Riddler they said he was this narcissistic guy who left clues to show he is the smartest guy, they mentioned him being like the Zodiac killer. So I could see Snyder making the Riddler more like that, creepy and more like what Mr. Calero said with his Brosnan idea. Which was also a cool idea.

Alphas is a good show. Its sort of like what I would want an X-men tv show to be about. There are these people who are born with "Alpha" abilities, and a struggle with some Alphas wanting to live normal lifes, or some wanting to rule over normal humans, and normal humans who either hate and fear alphas or want to control them or live with them. Its very good. They use powers from comics in there too like Taskmaster's and Bullseyes. Alphas is like what I would want an X-Men live action show to be like and Person of Interest is what I would want a Batman live action show to be similar to.

Honestly, the renumbering never bothered me. Because its always been about the story and art for me. I understand it bothers some, I just don't thinks its a big deal.

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Posted by bunkerbuster05

Wow, Dennis was a great guest! PLEASE have him on more, he has a lot of insight and has some really interesting opinions.

Posted by jinxuandi

Great podcast as usual and I love the new format. I know you've heard/read this already but this means I can listen to it while I work. Keep up the good work .