Following up from last week, it sounds as if James Gunn will not return to Guardians of the Galaxy. Samuel L. Jackson will return as Nick Fury for Spider-Man: Far From Home. Batman returns to his "Hush" era costume soon in the comic books. DC is seemingly unhappy with Brian Michael Bendis and his sales on Superman. The comics division at Marvel continues to struggle.
Joe is back from vacation and we are back with a new show. James Gunn is removed as director of Guardians of the Galaxy. Robert De Niro is eyed for the new Joker movie. The new DC streaming service shows off an underwhelming trailer for Titans. Marvel messes up a slam dunk.....again.
Cliff, Joe and James Miller are back with a new episode. Marvel seeks to rebrand itself as a lifestyle company. IDW will produce comics featuring Marvel characters. Dynamite launches four new exciting series this fall. Zombieland returns with its original cast. Jeremy Renner joins the cast of the new Spawn movie.
Cliff and Joe pay tribute to Steve Ditko. Ditko co-created Spider-Man and Dr. Strange. He passed away last week at the age of 90. DC cuts an exclusive deal with Wal Mart for oversized comics at a reduced price. Cliff and Joe also talk about the guests coming to Hall of Fame City Comic Con this fall. We also cover all the new titles hitting shelves this week including Amazing Spider-Man #1, Flash #50 and Hawkman #2.
It's a jam-packed edition of Download Required. It's a been a rough week for DC Comics. The company spoiled the ending of the Batman-Catwoman wedding by leaking issue 50 to the New York Times days before releasing it to readers. Justice League Odyssey is delayed after the first two issues have to be redrawn. I also run down all the new titles on shelves this week.
Cliff runs down the top comics on shelves this week. The Joker and Harley Quinn Batman Wedding Special is the highlight. This is the first meeting between the two characters since DC Rebirth landed on shelves two years ago. Judging by the cover, the honeymoon is over. A rare busy week for summer video games is also covered.
Every year, some NFL team surprises everyone. Every year, that team is not the Browns. Could that change this year after last year's 0-16 season? Canton Repository Browns beat writer Steve Doerschuk talks with sports editor Chris Beaven about why the Browns could be that team in 2018 and who are the players who would have to step forward and lead the way.
Disney closes in on adding X-Men and Fantastic Four to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Solo reviewed. Marvel Comics brings back two cancelled titles due to "popular demand." Cliff and Joe examine just how popular the books were to begin with. Marvel drops the ball on the X-Men Gold wedding.
DC announces its fall event "Heroes in Crisis" by Tom King and it is unlike anything the panel has heard of before. Everything from E3 to Nightcrawler devouring thrown hot dogs in the pages of "X-Men Red Annual" is touched on in this mega cast.
Cliff Hickman and JoeScott try to avoid talking about Star Wars and end up burning the first 30 minutes of the show doing just that. Justice League #1 hits shelves with a slick variant cover by Jim Lee. Wolverine gets a new super power this fall.
It's a Cliff only special this week. Solo lands with a thud at the Memorial Day box office. Brian Michael Bendis begins his tenure at DC Comics with Man of Steel #1. The Watchmen tv show sounds awful. Battlefield V is announced. Lego DC Super Villains is revealed. All that and more!
Cliff Hickman and Joe Scott are back with a packed pop culture podcast. DC Comics announces an immediate price hike from $2.99 to $3.99 on several key titles. After an amazing 18-year run, the final Marvel Comic (Iron Man #600) from Brian Michael Bendis lands in stores. Bendis moves to DC full time beginning with Man of Steel #1 on May 30. More on the writers Marvel will rely on to try to fill the void left by Bendis.
A 911 caller describes the shooting death of Cleveland Hawthorne, 39, on May 22, 2018. Hawthorne's wife Classie, 33, has been arrested and charged in the Canton incident. The shooting took place in a church parking lot near the couple's home.