Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Completely Conspicuous 377: Disposable Heroes

Part 1 of my conversation with guest Matt Phillion as we discuss hero worship. Listen to the episode below or download directly (right click and "save as").

Show notes:
- Check out Matt's book, The Indestructibles: Breakout
- Matt founded Home For Wayward Geeks to rant about superheroes
- The problem with binge watching TV
- Superhero movies and TV shows are everywhere now
- Marvel's got a new movie coming out every few months
- Simon Pegg bites the hand that feeds him
- Comics are still big business, but the real money is in movies and merch
- Do we need superheroes?
- Matt: They're not going away until things get better in the real world
- We love to tear our heroes down
- Nobody likes a winner
- Robert Downey Jr. was a mess before he became Iron Man
- The Hugo Awards controversy
- People get all worked up over casting in comic book movies
- Matt doesn't get anime
- To be continued

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The opening and closing theme of Completely Conspicuous is "Theme to Big F'in Pants" by Jay Breitling. Find out more about Senor Breitling at his fine music blog Clicky Clicky. Voiceover work is courtesy of James Gralian.

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