Thinking Critical Comic Book Podcast

Comics Aficionados: Thought Bubble Cancels Frank Miller, Dr. Who Shakeup, New Superman, More

August 1, 2021

Wes is joined by Comics Aficionados: award-winning comic book editor Joe Corallo, comic book YouTubers  Tristen from Nerdette’s Newsstand and Nerdygirlcreates, comic book retailer Pele from Parts Unknown and co-host Dok. The Comics Aficionados break down all the latest comic book industry news and rumors. Comic book icon Frank was scheduled to be the guest of honor at the upcoming Thought Bubble Comic Con in the UK. That was until the thought police took down another industry legend. Zainab Akhtar and others scored another scalp for cancel culture, cancelling Frank Miller’s Thought Bubble appearance. (00:05:22) Speaking of scalps, Tom King successfully destroyed another classic DC Comics character. Adam Strange follows Tom King’s string of character assignations of Batman, Mister Miracle, Wally West Flash, Mr. Terrific among others. (00:40:36) Jodie Whittacker’s take on the classic Dr. Who character has seen longtime fans engaging in a cicil war of sorts. BBC announced Jodie Whitacker and Dr. Who showrunner Chris Chibnall are leaving the series this year. (01:04:20) Snake Eyes is meant to revive the fledgling G.I. JOE movie franchise. Unfortunately, Paramount decided to abandon everything that made the character interesting the past 40 years. Snake Eyes bombed at the box office, demonstrating once again fans are tired of Hollywoods relentless identity plotics and pandering. (00:1:19:50) Superman: Son of Kal El sees Jon Kent ascend to his fathers mantel for the first time in mainline DC continuity. Tom Taylor is taking the character in a direction his father would never go. (01:35:40) Marvel Comics had two extremely fun fan favorite comic releases this week; Amazing Spider-Man #71 and Amazing Fantasy #1. (01:49:57) Finally, Scott Snyder inked a massive Comixology Originals deal this week. Brining talents like Greg Capullo, Jock, Francis Manual and others with him. The Comics Aficionados break down all the latest comic book industry news and rumors. (02:03:05)

 

Joe Corallo

Twitter: @JoeCorallo

 

Tristen From Nerdette’s Newstand

YT: youtube.com/c/NerdettesNewsStand/videos

 

Nerdygirlcreates

Twitter: @kerry_comcgrl77

 

Dok

Twitter: @DokTwoPointOh

 

Pele

Twitter: @Just_Pele

 

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