Thinking Critical Comic Book Podcast

Comics Aficionados: Entertainment’s Cancel Culture Battle, WB/Discovery Merger, Best Villains and More

May 23, 2021

Wes is joined by Comics Aficionados co-host Dok, YouTubers Comics, by Perch and Dylan from TheRealComicBookGamer, comic book scholar Josh  and comic book retailer Pele. The Comics Aficionados break down all the latest comic book industry news and rumors. Legendary comic writer Gerry Conway is waiting into the cancel culture debate, backing Lavar Burton’s position that the terminology is wrong. While Hollywood heavyweights Chris Rock and Alec Baldwin are speaking out on a potentially dangerous movement in Western society. (00:04:14) AT&T seemingly admired a mistake in acquiring WarnerMedia and taking on so much debt years ago. They announced a merger between WarnerMedia and Discovery, seemingly to strengthen their streaming platforms. How will this affect DC Comics? (00:52:06) DC announced horror-themed Batman event FEASR STATE. Tim Drake and Poison Ivey appear to be coming back in a major way as the Bat-Family square off with Scarecrow and the Magistrate. (01:25:16) Diamond Comics announced a new online pillbox service for customers and retailer. Is it too little too late? (01:36:36) DC announced a trio of new animated projects; an Injustice animated film, and new Batman and Superman series for HBO Max. (01:50:53) Finally Marvel’s Al Ewing is getting the Defenders back together for a cosmic adventure later this year. (02:05:33) The Comics Aficionados break down all the latest comic book industry news and rumors.

 

Comics, by Perch

YT: youtube.com/channel/UCw4ivsPeqZVtHD85VjVnNaw

Twitter: @ComicPerch

 

Dok

Twitter: @DokTwoPointOh

 

Dylan TheRealComicBookGamer

YT youtube.com/user/TheRealMacGamer

Twitter: @The_RCBG

 

Pele

Twitter: @Just_Pele

 

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