What characters were rip-offs of others? Are comics and pro wrestling actually tied together? Is the story from the comic better than the story in the movie? Just what the heck was happening in comics in the 90’s?
These are some questions any reasonable human being who contributes a portion of their weekly salary to the funny books may ask. The Flickcast alumni Jonathan ‘Wally’ Weilbaecher and I join forces with Golden Apple Comics in Los Angeles to answer these and more.
With regulars Joe Slepski of The Joe on Joe podcast, Pablo Romero-Estevez and Alan ‘Sizzler’ Kistler of Crazy Sexy Geeks and some guests like Lucha Underground’s Joey Ryan and The Flickcast co-founder Matt Raub, we haven’t come to many conclusions but we have had a ton of fun arguing our way there.
Hello! It’s time for a brand new episode of The Flickcast. We’re excited. Super excited. We hope you are too.
On this week’s show Chris and Joe pretty much devote the entire episode to Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Do they like it? Do they hate it? Is it amazing or the biggest POS since Affleck played Daredevil? Does anyone care at this point? Listen and find out . . . if you dare!
Picks this week are a secret but you can probably guess if you try really, really hard.
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The recent Jem & The Holograms feature film is not what anyone would call successful. With an estimated $5,000,000 budget and a worldwide gross of only $3,000,000 it could be argued that the team behind the film really missed the point. That’s exactly what the all girl YouTube group known as CreatureTubes felt when they released a Jem Reacts video with the original cast reacting to the new feature film.
After a positive response to their video (and likely more viewers than the movie garnered, the group decided to take a step in a positive direction and instead of looking at what didn’t work and focus on creating what they feel should have been the Jem film. But since no studio is going to touch that property for a good decade, the girls are turning towards Kickstarter to make it happen.
Comic-Con comes and goes but the memories never leave… because we take video… and add music to it… and post it to YouTube. This was the 7th year The Flickcast has been at SDCC, and though the whole crew couldn’t make it down this time, those of us who did made sure to fully represent. As always, way more happened than we could fully capture on camera but we did our best to catch as much of it as possible as we could.
Some of the highlights for this year:
With WonderCon, the Con season of 2015 has begun. Starting with WonderCon it rolls into the Star Wars Celebration, E3, Comic Con in San Diego, VidCon, RTX and wraps up around New York Comic Con… so basically the next six months of our lives. In celebration, JC and Wally went to Anaheim with camera in hand and only one pass. If Wally didn’t get in, he’d head to Disneyland. But if he did, he was going to “press” as hard as he could.
This may be the last year for WonderCon to grace the Disney neighborhood as it may be heading to Los Angeles next year. When we were there this year, we did see an influx of Disney / Star Wars hybrids. If they get further from the happiest place on earth, will that still happen?
Most likely. Mashup cosplays have taken over. JC though wasn’t having any of that and decided to rock the SoCal Hal look, the douchebag alternate universe version of the Green Lantern from DC’s Infinite Crisis MOBA game.