The Radiation!!!

Lord Retail is joined by a cavalclade of Acme alumni including John Bethel (ep #106 Good Ol' Children of the Atom, ep. #185 America Still Needs Your Help), Jay Howerton (ep. 120 People v. Acmecast), Ryan Rubio (Acmecast #166 Weapon X-Files, Acmecast #141 Gijoey), and newcomer Devin Turner to bask in the glory of the Marvel cinematic universe, past, present, and future!

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  • Editor's Note: I don't like to over-analyze the episodes that I didn't host myself, but if I could throw one thought out there, it would be that Jon Favreau doesn't get enough credit for establishing a visual style that is able to be both unique to each director and character (Star-Lord's dancing intro in Guardians, the period piece of Captain America: the First Avenger) and transcendant of all genres and actors.

    Jermaine touches on Warner Bros. not getting the interconnectivity of the movies, the DVD shorts, TV shows, etc., and I think that's 100% true, but they've also clung to the super-stylized take that Christopher Nolan brought to Batman, even when it's not appropriate for Superman, Flash, Wonder Woman, etc., as emphasized by the leaked inter-office memo concerning Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.

    Even though they haven't gotten too far into the detailed reasoning behind Edgar Wright and the other cast members leaving Ant-Man, maybe Wright, whose body of work has always been 100% his, Simon Pegg's, Nick Frost's and Jessica Hines', couldn't play ball with the visual language to which Marvel movie-going audiences have become accustomed. Wright's other comic adaptation, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, a favorite of mine, made just $47 million worldwide, whereas the least successful Marvel cinematic movie, Hulk, still grossed $263 million.
  • I also just want to clarify the creative credits for Annihilation and Annihilation Conquest:
    • Drax the Destroyer came out in 2005 before Annihilation began and was written by Keith Giffen.
    • During the Annihilation minis from 2005-2006, Giffen wrote Silver Surfer, Abnett & Lanning wrote Nova, Javier Grillo-Marxuach wrote Super-Skrull, and Simon Furman wrote Ronan.
    • Giffen then wrote the unifying Annihilation mini series in 2006, which the Nova ongoing series by Abnett & Lanning spun out of in 2007
    • The Annihilation Conquest minis started in 2007, with Quasar written by Christos Gage, Star-Lord by Giffen (introducing the Guardians of the Galaxy as we know them today), and Wraith written by Grillo-Marxuach.
    • Abnett & Lanning then stepped in for the climax mini series in late 2007/ early 2008, from which the Guardians of the Galaxy spun out.
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Stephen and Riley are joined in the studio by Out of Step CrossFit owner and head coach Rob Turner as they get into their divergent and intersecting paths, making fitness and comics work for YOU, and a big week of debut issues with the Fade Out, Dark Horse Presents, Little Nemo Return to Slumberland and Multiversity!

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Jermaine & Stephen set sail without a compass, throwing caution to the wind, and end up way down the rabbit hole as they wind their way through comics, movies and, of course, retail!

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Jermaine debriefs Stephen on his trip to San Diego for Comic-Con International, who he saw and what he heard, they go over the new highlights from comics, TV and movies, provide a spoiler-free review of Guardians of the Galaxy, and go through two weeks worth of Comics at the Table!

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Jermaine and Stephen are joined by comic writer/ artist, photographer and Loikamania podcast host Pat Loika to preview this year's Comic-Con International in San Diego, discuss the pre-show news and talk over some of this week's Comics at the Table!

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If the episode description could be a song, it would be the Flight of the Conchords "Think About It". Since it cannot, Jermaine and Stephen get truly, falsely outraged by the heart of comics today, go to the numbers in search of answers, and console themselves with comics at the table!

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Editor's Note: After the rough first mix on Acmecast #200, I took extra pains to make this the best sounding episode of our entire run!

Jermaine and Stephen OD on Guardians of the Galaxy as they page through July's Previews magazine, wrap up their adventures at HeroesCon 2014, and look forward to a packed midway point of the year!

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Recorded live at HeroesCon 2014 in Charlotte, NC on June 20th!

For nearly four years, Jermaine “Lord Retail” Exum, Stephen Mayer, and the rest of the Acme Comics crew have been bringing you in-depth interviews with your favorite creators, up-to-date reviews of the week’s books, and any other untold amount of nonsense. Now with over 150,000 downloads and 199 episode in the rearview mirror, join them to celebrate their 200th show LIVE with any number of guest drop-ins to be announced!

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Join us on Friday, June 20th at 2:30 PM as we record Acmecast #200 LIVE at HeroesCon 2014 at the Charlotte Convention Center! Special guests, games and Comics at the Table galore! Stop by and see us at Booth 1908-1910 on the show floor before and afterwards!

Recorded live at Acme Comics Presents on Saturday, March 29th, 2014!

ACTION LAB BUSINESS FORUM with Kelly Dale & Kevin Freeman!

  • Once you have an idea or finished product, how to market it via social media or conventions to stores and the public!
  • How to present your portfolio or story to a publisher!
  • What constitutes intellectual property and how to protect it!
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Jermaine & Stephen catch you up on the latest Acme events and comic news, bring you the second half of the Action Lab Day Artist's Forum, and break through two weeks of Comics at the Table!

Recorded live at Acme Comics Presents on Saturday, March 29th!

How to turn a written script into finished art! How to decide between working with full color and black & white! How to layout a cover to stand out on store shelves!

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