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Movies and television based off of comic books are a staple in modern entertainment. The quality may vary, but the quantity can not be denied. When the source material is adapted, it’s not uncommon for changes to be made. Some time even major changes. And once in awhile those changes can make the story…better.
Welcome to My Big Fat Pull List’s premier episode of Comic vs Adaptation, where in we discuss the differences when the comic pages jump to life on the big, or little, screen and determine which version is better. In this episode we have the difficult task of comparing the 2003 comic book Wanted with its nearly unrecognizable 2008 film version!
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Links from this Episode:
— My Big Fat Pull List on the Web http://mybigfatpulllist.com
— Wanted (comic) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wanted_(comics)
— Mark Millar http://www.millarworld.tv/creators/mark-millar
— J.G. Jones https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._G._Jones
— Top Cow https://topcow.com/
— The Sopranos https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0141842/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0
— Dexter https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0773262/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
— The Shield https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0286486/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
— Wanted (film) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0493464/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_2
— Timur Bekmambetov https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0067457/?ref_=tt_ov_dr
— Michael Brandt https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0104973/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr1
— Derek Haas https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0351929/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr2
— Chris Morgan https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0604555/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr3
— James McAvoy https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0564215/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t1
— Morgan Freeman https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000151/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t2
— Angelina Jolie https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001401/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t3
— Danny Elfman https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000384/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0
— The Matrix https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0133093/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0
— Jumper https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0489099/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0
— John Wick https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2911666/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_3
Calls to the Audience Inside this Episode:
— Do YOU have a topic for Comic Vs Adaptation you’d like us to cover? We Want To Know!
— Have YOU read the Wanted comic series? If so, what were your thoughts on it? Tell us now!
— Did YOU watch the 2008 film Wanted? If so, what did you think about it? Share YOUR Thoughts With Us!
— Which do YOU think is better…the Comic or the Adaptation? 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!
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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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