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Revamping Bat-Villains



When it comes to super villains in comic books, the norm for the longest time was make them colorful looking so they pop of the page and don’t give them too complicated of a backstory. Simple and eye catching. Once television and animation became a factor, comic book fans were seeing their favorite characters acted or drawn out on their TV sets for the first time and they were just as colorful and simplistic as they were on the comic page.

All that started to change in the early 1980’s. The writing in comic books became more sophisticated, more adult. Sure, the villains were still colorful, but their methods and reasoning became more grim. And with film adaptations going from campy to gritty, the villains became the whole reason to go to the movie theater. The prime example of this is Heath Ledger’s performance as The Joker in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight.

Listen in on the Original Geeks as they come up with backstories and performers to bring to life more realistic versions of some of Batman’s “greatest” foes. It’s time to Revamp A Bat-Villain on My Big Fat Pull List!

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Links from this Episode:

— My Big Fat Pull List on the Web http://mybigfatpulllist.com

— Amanda Waller http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Amanda_Waller

— Ra’s al Ghul http://batman.wikia.com/wiki/Ra%27s_al_Ghul

— Law Abiding Citizen https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1197624/

— The Riddler http://batman.wikia.com/wiki/The_Riddler

— Toy Man http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Toyman

— Roxy Rocket http://dcau.wikia.com/wiki/Roxy_Rocket

— Firefly http://batman.wikia.com/wiki/Firefly

— Green Arrow http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Green_Arrow_(Oliver_Queen)

— Arrow-verse https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arrowverse

— Nightwing http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Nightwing

— Jack Black https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0085312/?ref_=nv_sr_1

— The Number 23 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0481369/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

— Supernatural https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0460681/?ref_=nv_sr_1

— One Hour Photo https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0265459/?ref_=nv_sr_1

— Rachel Weisz https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001838/?ref_=tt_cl_t2

— Brendan Fraser https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000409/?ref_=tt_cl_t1

— The Mummy (1999) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120616/

— The Sportsmen http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Sportsmaster

— Jigsaw https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jigsaw_(Saw_character)

— Saw https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0387564/?ref_=nv_sr_1

— Batman: Arkham game series https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batman:_Arkham

— Leonardo DiCaprio https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000138/?ref_=nv_sr_1

— Django Unchained https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1853728/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_9

— Looney Tunes: Back in Action https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0318155/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Calls to the Audience Inside this Episode:

— What Batman villain from the comics would YOU give the Revamp treatment to??  Tell us now!

— What comic book villain has been adapted the best in film/television?  Tell us now!

— What are YOUR thoughts on our choices for Revamped Bat-Villain?  Tell us now!

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The Hosts of this Program:

Nicholas J. Hearne - The Host of The My Big Fat Pull List PodcastNicholas 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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— Nicholas J. Hearne on Twitter
— 2GuysTalking on LinkedIn

Jacob Petri:

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.

— Jacob Petrie on Facebook
— Jacob Petrie on LinkedIn
— Jacob Petrie on Twitter
— 2GuysTalking on LinkedIn

Sean Murphy - The Host of The My Big Fat Pull List PodcastSean Murphy

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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— Sean Murphy on Twitter
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Watchmen (The Graphic Novel) VERSUS Watchmen (The 2009 Movie)



Graphic novels and graphic novel movies have been a staple of American culture since the golden age of comics. They have steadily become the most interesting and hotly debated of cinematic exploits. To talk about a time when movies made us feel like we knew superheroes is to talk about a time when cinema ruled the world. But in terms of graphic novels, none are more highly revered than that of Alan Moore. Of all Moore’s work, his foray into the nuclear-driven world of “Watchmen” has so many topics for discussion, let alone comparison. Once called “unfilmable” by the author himself, this novel deals with so many topics that it is rough to even summarize. But though “unfilmable,” “300” director Zack Snyder has dared to conquer such a thing in his 2009 adaptation. We at the Versus Machine Podcast feel Snyder got some of the essence of purpose and characters, but he missed the biggest points. Unfortunately, this leaves us wanting in a way that may be hard to conquer for any fan.

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— Watchmen Graphic Novel from DC Comics

— Own A Copy Of Watchmen? Look HERE!

— Watchmen (2009) film on IMDB

— Watchmen (2009) film on WIkipedia

— Watchmen Graphic Novel on Wikipedia

— Watchmen The Series Coming 2019 from HBO

15 Facts YOU May Not Have Known About The Watchmen (2009) Film!

Calls to the Audience Inside this Episode:

— Which do YOU prefer, The Watchmen graphic novel or The Watchmen (2009) film? Be sure to tell us now!
— What was YOUR favorite scene from Watchmen (2009)? Be sure to tell us now!
— What are YOUR favorite memories of reading the Watchmen graphic novel? Tell Us Now!

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Joseph Burge: Joseph Burge is a writer, podcaster, and operations technician with a large nationwide communication company. Joe has been writing for over 10 years, and has concepted stories, websites, and is the pillar of the original Versus Machine Podcast effort. Detailed outlines that provide an excellent series of discussion points are a hallmark of all of the original Versus Machine programs. Joe is married and lives in the metropolitan St. Louis area with his wife Heaven.

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Richard Gibson: Richard Gibson loves to read and share the gift of reading with anyone he can connect with. While the classics are a clear favorite, Richard has an incredibly diverse interest in books and stories of all kinds. Richard, along with Joseph Burge are the two pillars of the original Versus Machine Podcast effort, and lives in the metropolitan St. Louis area with his wife joy. Richard continues to work with the community via a variety of on-going efforts.

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The Changing World Of Comics



At one point in time, the only way to enjoy your comic books was to sit down, hold them in your hands and turn the pages. Then, when it was time to put them away, you got up, grabbed a poly bag and board, slid your comic in and put it away, preferably in a long or short box. If you wanted to read a specific storyline, you had to dig through your collection and pull out all the related issues. That’s how it was done.

Then the age of Trade Paperbacks and Digital Comics arrived…

No longer did you have to hunt through your collection for a story. The Trade Paperback has all the issues in one place, easy to store on a shelf.
No longer did you have to bag and board your newest comic acquisitions. The Digital Download allows for easy storage on your computer, along with being able to read your books anytime, anywhere, so long as you have a device to read them from.

With these types of advancements, it’s been said that the world of printed comics is dying. The O.G.’s of My Big Fat Pull List have something to say about that during this episode revolving around The Changing World Of Comics!

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— My Big Fat Pull List on the Web http://mybigfatpulllist.com

— Marvel Unlimited https://www.marvel.com/comics/unlimited

— DC Digital? http://www.moderntimesmagazine.com/page19/180131-Arts-DC-Comics-Digital-Subscription-Service/180131-Arts-DC-Comics-Digital-Subscription-Service.php

— DC Universe https://www.dcuniverse.com/coming-soon/?utm_source=adwords&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=acq_evergreen_sq_keyword_none_na%20_dcu&utm_content=DC%20Universe_evergreen_acq_cpc&keyword=dc%20universe%20online&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI8YKOws6r3AIVlS-BCh0PsAK7EAAYASAAEgKcuPD_BwE

— ComiXology https://www.comixology.com/?app=1&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=BRAND%20-%20HV&utm_content=BRAND%20-%20E&utm_term=digital%20comics&tid=08242017&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIrM6L486r3AIVUSWBCh0wugBfEAAYASAAEgL3ifD_BwE

— Punisher Armory http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Punisher_Armory_Vol_1

— Trade Paperback https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trade_paperback

— Digital Comics https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_comic

— The Walking Dead https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Walking_Dead_(comic_book)

— Invincible https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invincible_(comics)

— The Incredible Hulk https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Incredible_Hulk_(comic_book)

— The Mutant Massacre http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Mutant_Massacre

— Spider-Man Reign https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spider-Man:_Reign

— Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures #13 http://miragelicensing.com/comics/archie/13/13.htm

— Planet of the Apes (Malibu Publishing/Adventure Comics) http://planetoftheapes.wikia.com/wiki/Malibu_Graphics

— X-Men: No More Humans https://www.marvel.com/comics/collection/49005/x-men_no_more_humans_hardcover

— Hydra Cap https://www.themarysue.com/captain-america-as-symbol/

— Variant Comic Covers https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Variant_cover

— Hologram Covers https://marswillsendnomore.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/x-men-fatal-attractions-wrap-around-covers-with-holograms/

— Marvel 2099 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvel_2099

Calls to the Audience Inside this Episode:

— What is YOUR preferred way of collecting comics?  Tell us now!

— What do YOU think is the cause of “the death of comic books”?  Tell us now!

— What is YOUR least favorite gimmick comic book companies use to create more sales?  Tell us now!

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The Hosts of this Program:

Nicholas J. Hearne - The Host of The My Big Fat Pull List PodcastNicholas 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!

— Nicholas J. Hearne on Facebook
— Nicholas J. Hearne on LinkedIn
— Nicholas J. Hearne on Twitter
— 2GuysTalking on LinkedIn

Jacob Petri:

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.

— Jacob Petrie on Facebook
— Jacob Petrie on LinkedIn
— Jacob Petrie on Twitter
— 2GuysTalking on LinkedIn

Sean Murphy - The Host of The My Big Fat Pull List PodcastSean Murphy

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.

— Sean Murphy on Facebook
— Sean Murphy on LinkedIn
— Sean Murphy on Twitter
— 2GuysTalking on LinkedIn