119 minutes | Nov 19, 2019

Kevin Feige's Promotion and Secret War by Brian Michael Bendis and Gabriele Dell'Otto

Welcome to Episode 2 of Two Guys, One Comic. In this episode we discuss the swinging pendulum that is Spider-Man's MCU membership, the Joker's box office success and Kevin Feige's promotion to Lord High Ruler of all entertainment as well as 2004's Secret War, Marvel's most paranoid title.   00:00:00 - Intro and tipsy chat; Daudi is a very responsible drinker 00:02:41 - What’s been happening since the last episode? The Joker movie is a critical and commercial success - what does this mean for the future of smaller comic book movies? Martin Scorsese’s denounces comic book movie Kevin Feige’s promotion; are mega franchises a threat to our culture Spider-Man is out of the MCU. No, wait. He’s back in the MCU 00:30:02 - Let’s talk ‘Secret War’ by Brian Michael Bendis and Gabriele Dell’Otto: In 2003, Nick Fury, Director of the international security force S.H.I.E.L.D., uncovers a secret plot by Latverian Prime Minister Lucia von Bardas to fund a group of B-List supervillains with advanced technology, presumably that of previous Latverian dictator Doctor Doom (who was trapped in Hell at the time), as a means of wreaking terror on American soil. Fury immediately takes his findings to the President of the United States but is denied the authorization requested to overthrow the post-Doom Latverian government due to its sponsorship by the U.S. Government. Fury is enraged at what he sees as the same pre-9/11 security complacency inviting disaster yet again. Fury recruits Captain America, Spider-Man, Daredevil, Black Widow, Luke Cage, Wolverine, and superhuman S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Daisy Johnson in a private attempt to covertly overthrow Latveria. 01:20:09 - A quick aside regarding our earlier discussions - there is no risk in comic book movies but could that mean we get an Amalgam movie franchise? 01:24:01 - Back to the book 01:49:46 - Conclusion 01:52:49 - Comic-Book Roulette Daudi's not on twitter but you can find Tom there.
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