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The Pull – Thought About Comics Week 2 2015

This week on The Pull, time runs out for an Avenger, Grayson takes on Midnighter once again, Dawn and Silver Surfer visit a world of lasts, the Rebellion continues after destroying the Death Star, and Carl makes a new friend in The Walking Dead. All of this and a few side thoughts on this week’s comics lie ahead. Spoilers ahead so click past the jump.

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CYaN Podcast Episode 131: Episode Fatigue

Welcome to November and a brand new episode of the Call Yourself A Nerd Podcast. We had a whole list of things to talk about, but in actuality this episode is primarily all about the Marvel Studios announcements.

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CYaN Podcast Episode 130: Piece of Duty

It’s the weekend before Halloween and we have a new episode of the Call Yourself A Nerd Podcast. This week; Danny and Ricky talk about the new Age of Ultron trailer, some comic and TV news, and the upcoming holiday games.

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CYaN Podcast Episode 124: Delusional Danny

Apologies for lack of an episode of last week; to make up for it we have an excellent episode (as if they’re not all excellent) where we talk about movies and shows based on DC Comics, Destiny, and a lot of other nonsense pulled from our rears.

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End Credits – Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain American: The Winter Soldier releases worldwide today. It is an excellently thought-out and fun film, we’ll have a review for you later. But in the meantime, here’s a little history lesson explaining the end credits scene.

It should go without saying, but SPOILERS for the end credits scene. I won’t spoil the movie, but if you want to know more then bash your way past the jump.

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Do Toys and Batman Ruin Female Super Hero Movies?

A little while back, I had a conversation with some friends about comic book movies. It stemmed from Iron Man airing on TV; which led to someone mentioning how much they disliked Pepper’s portrayal in Iron Man 3 as the “damsel in distress” until the climax of the film. They argued that the movie fails to optimize her character in lieu of a trope, but let’s put aside the fact that Pepper has almost always been an ancillary character.

The conversation then moved on to “Why are there no comic book movies featuring a female heroes?”

Where am I going with this? Well, with recent news that Katee Sackhoff may play a major role in an upcoming Marvel Studios film (which is hopefully as Captain Marvel); I thought I would give my thoughts as why there have been no successful comic book movies featuring a female hero and how the sales of toys and success of Batman hinders a movie coming out.

Fly past the jump to read what I have to say. [Warning: I’m going to be wordy.]

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CYaN Podcast Episode 61: Nerd Emotion

Time for another episode of the Call Yourself A Nerd Podcast; but this time without it being a special episode. We’re back talking about the weekly nerdy news including RDJ and his role as Tony Stark, the announcements of new comics and the end of a mini-series, not to mention a couple of movies that came out over the weekend.

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Robert Downey JR. Signs on For More Iron Man

Hmmm…. Looks like we will have Robert Downey Jr. back for Avengers 2 and 3.

Weeks ago Joss Whedon said, “I have no intention of making Avengers 2 without him, nor do I think I’ll be called upon to do that. … But I loved working with Robert, and everybody knows he embodied that role in a way no one else can.”

Now it is official (Marvel confirmed) and we have RDJ for two more movies. I guess when you make 1.5 billion from the first movie it is pretty good incentive to make those fans happy with the next two movies.

Avengers 2 is slotted for May 2015.

Cheap Date: Dec 19th

Less than a week before Christmas, hopefully you have all your shopping done already. But what about yourself? Are you treating yourself to some fun entertainment? How about you have a Cheap Date? We’ll spend $30 on nerdy entertainment to fill your week. Enjoy!

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Cheap Date: Dec 5th

The days of Christmas are creeping closer and closer. You have spent a lot of money on presents for others, but what about yourself? How about you treat yourself to a nerdy Cheap Date with lots of fun entertainment. Like always, we will keep you to a budget of no more than $30.

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