Nothing stays the same forever. Everything grows, everything evolves, everything changes. Without change, things become stale, stagnant and boring. But change is scary. People fear change because they have no idea what to expect. Or worse, they think they know what to expect and dismiss it out right! Why? Because they’re afraid. And that fear is a powerful motivator for behaving badly. That fear is ugly. It’s venomous. It’s HATE.
With the rise of geek culture sweeping the world, and the staggering amount of technology that connects us all, it’s no wonder we’ve seen a frightening increase of “Nerd Rage”. Not wanting to add fuel to the fire, we here at My Big Fat Pull List have decided to take a look at some of the rage inducing topics that have plagued comic books recently (and not so recently) and attempt to put them into a perspective even Smurphy could understand. It’s our look at Controversy In Comics!
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Links from this Episode:
— My Big Fat Pull List on the Web http://mybigfatpulllist.com
— Iron Patriot https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Iron_Patriot
— Thunderbolts https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Thunderbolts_(Earth-616)
— Uncanny Avengers https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Avengers_Unity_Division_(Earth-616)
— The Juggernaut https://www.marvel.com/characters/juggernaut-cain-marko
— Infamous Iron Man https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infamous_Iron_Man
— Harley Quinn https://www.dccomics.com/characters/harley-quinn
— Sinestro https://www.dccomics.com/characters/sinestro
— Ultimate Nick Fury https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Nicholas_Fury_(Earth-1610)
— Original Sin https://www.marvel.com/comics/events/319/original_sin
— True Believers comics https://comicvine.gamespot.com/true-believers/4015-56602/issues-cover/
— Power Girl https://dc.fandom.com/wiki/Power_Girl
— Starfire https://dc.fandom.com/wiki/Starfire
— Superman on Supergirl https://arrow.fandom.com/wiki/Clark_Kent
— He-Man and the Masters of the Universe https://he-man.fandom.com/wiki/He-Man_and_the_Masters_of_the_Universe
— Ghostbusters: Answer The Call https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1289401/?ref_=nv_sr_3?ref_=nv_sr_3
— Star Wars: Battlefront 2 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars_Battlefront_II_(2017_video_game)#Microtransactions_controversy
— Jane Foster Thor https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Jane_Foster_(Earth-616)
— Sam Wilson: Captain America https://www.marvel.com/comics/discover/1328/captain-america-sam-wilson
— All-New Wolverine https://www.marvel.com/comics/series/20682/all-new_wolverine_2015_-_2018
— Totally Awesome Hulk https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Amadeus_Cho_(Earth-616)
— Star Trek Beyond https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2660888/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1
— Alan Scott https://dc.fandom.com/wiki/Alan_Scott
Calls to the Audience Inside this Episode:
— What are YOUR favorite and least favorite character turns? We Want To Know!
— What changes did Hollywood make to YOUR favorite comic book character? Tell us now!
— What are YOUR thoughts on over sexualizing characters, both male and female, in comic books? Share YOUR Thoughts With Us!
— How do YOU feel about the rising level of toxic fandom? Give Us YOUR View
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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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