Marvel Load Up End of 2021, Tim Drake Gay?, Manga and Piracy Killing Comics, More
Marvel Comics are loading up the final quarter of 2021 with huge reboots and events to coincide with their new exclusive agreement with Penguin Random House. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, VENOM, HULK, MS. MARVEL, DEATH OF DR. STRANGE, PREDATOR and DARK AGES are all confirmed to launch by the end of the year. We also have indications of more events involving the X-MEN, SPIDER-MAN and VENOM. (00:00:00) DC Comics suffered a pair of high level defections this week. It appears 2 years of restructures and the uncertainty involved in the WarnerMEdia Discovery merger is too much for some value employees to endure. (00:11:47) Comic books writer/editor Joe Corallo and Wes discuss the implications that longtime Robin Tim Drake is about to come out as bisexual or gay in the DCU. (00:28:05) Comics, by Perch joins Wes to dispel the notion that manga will be the death of comics (00:47:44) and the theory that comic book piracy is what is hurting Western comics. (01:07:19) They also discuss the latest news involving Bad Idea, Skybound and IDW Publishing. (01:24:08) Marvel Comics continue a familiar pattern of hiring creators based on surface traits and identity politics rather than merit. How many readers will they lose before changing course? (01:39:39) Comic book writer Aaron Sparrow joins the channel to discuss the latest controversy involving Kevin Smith’s MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE: REVELATION series on Netflix.(02:03:53) Finally, they review the second episode of Disny+ MCU series LOKI. (02:28:51)
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