Gimmickier than the old Thor.
Am I upset about a female Thor? No, not really. I think I’m more upset that Marvel opted for stunt casting over putting good writers on existing or new female characters. Why is it so hard to task resources for a genuine effort? Jason Aaron is writing it, so, it’ll probably be good, but, much like the Superior Spider-man, once the next movie gets nearer, they’ll reset it and the stunt will be over – leaving any female readers that fell for the stunt without a strong female character once again. It’s too little, and too insincere to fix a glaring imbalance in comics.
This week on Hold 322! Hello Sweetie’s own Danielle ÜberAlles joins us in studio and pretties up the place just by being there. We discuss the Finches taking over Wonder Woman, DC’s decision to block the use of the Superman logo on a Canadian memorial, and Batgirl‘s new look (and creative team). In comics, Q meets new Kirk, Star Wars makes one last run at a story arc, the true Birds of Prey fight together in Batgirl, Spider-Man turns 100, Thor and Loki go looking for their sister, and Peter David returns to Spider-Man 2099.
All this, and Bob asks: “what comic book moments have shocked you? “! Face front, true believers! It’s Hold 322!
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Links of Hope
This week on Hold 322… No smoking for Constantine and no Loki for Avengers 2. 3 more villains are revealed for Bat v Sup, and 2 new Batman inspired comics are unveiled by DC. And DC finally lets us have the joke. In comics, a new Other is unsurprisingly revealed, a new Superman rises, Miles meets the Ultimate Green Goblin, Starlord gets a great solo title, and Thor gets a spectacular epilogue. Bob asks: “which character would give you writers block?” All this and Kevin Smith! Face front, true believers! It’s Hold 322!
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The Links of Hotness
This week on Hold 322… Life imitates art (sorta) when a good friend of the show witnesses a robbery. Amy Adams is a hero. Harrison Ford’s injury has shut down episode VII. Allison Baker takes over Ops on the Starship IDW. And we talk about the biggest rumor to come out of comicdom in a long long time. Meanwhile, in the comics: Leaves on the Wind ends (sorta), Mera shows just how bad-ass she is, Bruce Banner learns that Tony Stark may have turned him into the Hulk, Doctor Strange gets darker, and Ms Marvel suffers from bad editing. Bob asks: “what comic series would you like to see made into a movie.”
All this and Canada Day! Face front true believers, it’s Hold 322!
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Links of Pain
Quote of the Week
“In the name of the Board of Directors of the Gotham City Museum of Natural History, I demand you and your men unhand those crates!” -Batman 66 meets the Green Hornet #1
JC and Bob were off Shakespeareing each other’s Bard’s this week, and Thom was …. doing whatever Canadians do when Hockey is out of season, so, in the grand fashion of all things classy, JM called up Bob 616 Robert J Defendi, and The LEFT Show’s very own Forrest Shaw to cover the team’s absence.
This is the time, this is the place, these are the people … who were talking and stuff.
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TV NEWS ROUND UP
This week on Hold 322! We finally get into our discussion from last week about Marvel. Doctor Strange has a director and star, Robert Pattinson is NOT the new Indiana Jones (thank God), and fairy-tale porn is a big hit! In comics, we have a new Dresden Files story, Green Lantern shows us just how bad-ass he is on Earth 2, Captain America gets old, no surprises in Iron Man, and a new Chinese Super Team is born in the pages of Avengers World!
All this and Eva Green’s Boobs! Face front, true believer! It’s Hold 322!
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The Lucious Links
Question of the Week
TV and Movie Round-up