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Alternate Titles: "Famous People Poop!" or "Unfrozen Cavemen Super Soldiers"
- Tonight's Beverages: Labatt Ice (Dirk), Mountain Dew (Otto), Pepsi (Ming)
Special Guest: Ming Chen from Comic Book Men; co-host of I Sell Comics podcast; and all around cool frood. Facespace Like him and follow him on Twitter.
- Referenced: The Shat story is from Episode #45 - "Genocide Or Nickleback"
- Ming recaps his Michigan roots and how he got Kevin Smith's attention as a University of Michigan site.
- Fact Check: Dirk did NOT break the 4th Wall because Otto brought up his secret name.
- We get the scoop on how Comic Book Men is produced.
- Got cool stuff? Hit www.ComicBookMenCasting.com to apply to appear on the show.
- Referenced: The Albany Times-Union article dissing Comic Book Men as a poor portrayal of nerd culture.
- Fact Check: The third comic book store Dirk couldn't recall was Comics & More.
- Referenced: I Sell Comics Episode #218 covering Free Comic Book Day.
- First Music Break: Aqua, "Cartoon Heroes"; Ramones, "Spider-Man"; Wesley Willis, "I Whipped Spiderman's Ass"
- Are digital comics a good or bad development for comics collecting and selling back issues.
- Is CGC comic grading defeating the purpose of collecting comics.
- Referenced: The pre-Force Awakens show (Episode #110 - "Star Wars Prime") and our recap show (Episode #113 - "Star Wars: The Country Song")
- Breaking News: Joan Rivers wrongful-death lawsuit settled.
- How are collectibles market being ginned-up?
- Discussion of The Walking Dead and related spinoffs and the polarizing S6 season finale.
- Referenced: Robert Kirkman's open letter.
- Why you need to watch The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones when they air live or stay off the Internet until you do.
- How scripted are the store scenes of Comic Book Men? And what happened in the pilot is discussed.
- Second Music Break: R.E.M., "Superman"; The Traits, "Nobody Loves The Hulk"
- The blockbusting success of Captain America: Civil War vs. Batdude v Superdude: Dumpster Fire of Fail. ADD LINK
- Referenced: Dirk's BvS review.
- Drew McWeeny's piece about unhappy nerds.
- Referenced: The Honest Trailer for the 1990 Captain America:
- Early reviews of X-Men: Apocalypse our middling.
- Referenced: The show where the "no fun allowed" for nerds issue really came to the fore - Episode #98 - "The Greatest Terrible Movie Ever"
- Discussion of forced diversity and how we can't have any fun anymore because a Vanity Fair is unhappy that Captain America and Winter Soldier aren't gay.
- Marvel's manhandling of DC.
- Third Music Break: Transvision Vamp, "I'm Hanging Out With Halo Jones"; The Sinister Ducks, "March of the Sinister Ducks"
- Discussion of the Kevin Smith-directed episode of The Flash. Smith's EW article on how he came to direct it; the Fat Man On Batman live show from Detroit which opened with a half-hour on his experience and the episode with the writer, Zack Stentz.
- How nerd culture is denigrated, especially for older nerds.
- First look at the Rocky Horror TV Show.
- Referenced: The Grease: Live opening. (Netflix link)
- Official Girlfriend of the Culture Vultures Krysten Ritter says they'll be shooting The Defenders and Jessica Jones S2 back-to-back.
- Ming reveals he's heard rumors of a Shang-Chi: Master of Kung Fu series possibly happening. Learn about him here.
- Referenced: The Every Frame A Painting video about Vancouver's appearances in films:
- Referenced: Frederic Wertham, M.D.'s The Seduction of the Innocent, the Reefer Madness of books against comic books.
- Dirk briefly reviews Limitless S1.
- The controversial Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare trailer which has over six times as many thumbs down than up.
- Disney kills off their Infinity series of games.
- Sixteen Candles is racist and rapey according to some killjoy.
- The AV Club's retrospective of the changes in title designs for Saturday Night Live over its 40+ year history.
- Superheroes jumping without special effects.
- Glen Danzig to reunite with The Misfits for the first time in 33 years at Riot Fest.
- New Apple Music ads with Taylor Swift getting down to the music of The Darkness and Jimmy Eat World.
- Amazing how different T.Swizzle looks with different makeup on the June 2016 issue of Vogue:
- Post-show mug shots of us with Ming. Thanks again for blessing us with your presence, good sir!
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