It’s another fancy pants week in the studio, as JC goes camping, we pull in Bob 616, Robert J Defendi, who’s man enough to cover Thom’s spotted dick caused narcolepsy. JM Bell and Ultimate Bob Easton round out the trio, and it’s an intellectual adventure of mega proportions on this week’s Hold 322. Special this week – the podcast is FREE! Listen in at no cost to you!
JC Carter's Hold 322 with J.M. Bell, Thom Floyd, and Bob Easton
It's Found The G-Spot In Your Unworthy Ear Holes
This week on Hold 322… Channing Tatum is going to give the rajun’ cajun a try in Gambit. Christopher Nolan has blocked Jessica Chastain from talking about her next movie or even screening it while Interstellar is out. Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell are bringing back Ash in a new series on Starz. Matt & Chip’s “Just The Tips” book is too dirty for their printer. In Comics: All the new books from Marvel start up in earnest… Thor, Captain America and Superior Iron Man are off and running in their newest reboots. Meanwhile, in SIXIS (Axis), the Avengers turn Republican and the X-Men take a page from Ché Guevarra, but that’s not the worst of it, not by a long shot (and no, I’m not talking about Longshot)… Still, there is hope in Spider-Man and Batman. Bob asks: “what would comic book characters do with the end of the world?”
All this and Adam West! Face front true believers! It’s Hold 322!
Links of the Great Web
This week on Hold 322! We’ve got Doctor Who as a college course and Robert Downey Jr as a new dad! Jessica Chastain is NOT Captain Marvel and Idris Elba is regretting his Marvel contract and Bayonetta 2 gets a Playboy spread! Meanwhile, Marvel is hunting down those who released the Avengers 2 trailer by subpoenaing God (or Google). We talk TV and review some comics! Bob asks: “what makes Marvel Studios so successful?”
All this, and could Sony sell Spider-Man back to Marvel in time for Civil War?
Hold 322 Links
Over the past few weeks we’ve had major announcements from both Warner Brothers regarding their DC properties and Marvel Studios regarding phase 3. And as I and my fellow geeks speculate futher on what these movies may hold for us, I found myself thinking about where we’ve come from and how what’s happening in the cinema has similarities to what happened during the famous Silver Age of comics.
DC started it back in the 50s, when they reimagined The Flash and Green Lantern for the atomic age. They showed us heroes relevant to the era, and gave them pseudo-scientific backgrounds. Warner did that with Batman, rescuing the property from what Schumacher did with Batman and Robin, and gave us a cinematic Batman that belonged in the art house just as much as it did in the Cineplex. Nolan made it real, eschewing hyperbole for a strong, character driven script.
But just like in the comic book silver age, then came Marvel with Iron Man, and a promise of even more to come, a bigger, connected universe.
So now DC/Warner tried to catch up. But their biggest name character, rather than getting a reimagining, stayed clumsily tied to his Golden Age persona. In both cases (comic book silver age and this new movie silver age) I’m talking about Superman. We could have had a Man of Steel 10 years ago, instead Bryan Singer threw it back to the Golden Age of Richard Donner with Superman Returns.
There were further attempts to catch up to Marvel’s tidal wave of success, but much like DC comics, Warner had forgotten that they were the ones who started it all, by green lighting Christopher Nolan to helm the Batman trilogy… Let it be character driven… And in forgetting this, they make the mistake of rejecting Joss Whedon.
Meanwhile, Marvel Studios moved forward with their art house slate of directors, like Favreu, Leterrier, and Brannagh, and then they pull in Whedon. Just like the 60s, everyone wants to work at Marvel.
So if we look upon the Donner Superman and Burton Batman, and television series from the 70s and 80s, like Wonder Woman and The Flash as the Golden Age of superhero entertainment, I think the new line, starting awkwardly with X-Men and Spider-Man in the movies and Smallville on TV, a new generation was introduced to the genre, but with Batman Begins and Iron Man the bar was raised, and now we have 5 years worth of movies slated and promises of more TV shows to come. Will we see an abbreviated Silver Age of movies before we get a “Crisis” level event at Warner and have all the creative talent leave Marvel for the shiny new production company, only to come back after a year or so? I guess only time will tell if history will fulfill this odd repeat. All I can say is, it’s a great time to be a comic book geek.Read More
This week on Hold 322… Not to be outdone by DC, Marvel announces its upcoming Phase 3 movie schedule! Kelly Sue DeConnick is proud and Benedict Cumberbatch is Strange! And you wondered, true believer, and we found out… yes, there will be a Guardians of the Galaxy porn! Some classic games are returning, and we look forward to whats coming in Marvel and DC comics. We have an all new feature this week, and Bob asks: “what Earth One comic do you want?”
All this and is the Syfy channel returning to its roots? Face front, true believers, it’s Hold 322!
The Link Pharm
This week on Hold 322… Did you see the Age of Ultron Trailer? Holy shit! We’ve got the breakdowns for you! Meanwhile, the new Constantine series started. Jenna Malone is probably Robin in Batman V Superman, and the “Awesome Mix Tape” soundtrack of Guardians of the Galaxy will be released on cassette! Meanwhile, in comics, Aquaman can’t hang out in Atlantis, Deadpool saves the day, May-Day Parker returns and She-Hulk and Daredevil take it to court! Bob asks: ” ?”
All this and Stan Lee’s got something he’d like to sell ya! Face front, true believers! It’s Hold 322!