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Here at “The Alternate Reality” we indulge in a weekly round table discussion/good natured debate of cool comics, movies, TV and other pop culture related foolishness. Recorded in the heart of beautiful downtown Mount Greenwood at the Alternate Reality Studio Center, “The Alternate Reality” is hosted by our regular contributors of south-sides sages and the occasional guest. We’re coming to you weekly so give us a listen at the player link below, or click here to download.

May 29, 2016

So, you take your Aunt Sally to see Captain America Civil War and it quickly turns into an exercise on catching her up on a decade of movie continuity. You go to see Batman v Superman and want to get back into reading comics but where to begin? .In this episode the Fashionable Foursome are joined by special guest (and returning comic reader) Adrian as they examine the good and bad sides of the current comic boom. Will that success be sustainable or is it painting itself into a corner of eventual collapse. How to sustain that success while it’s here or is today’s comic publicity boom destined to become the boom of the late 80’s-early 90’s.

Topics Discussed include: audio books, the heavy responsibility of being “the comic book guy” in a group, walking dead and new comic readers, preacher on AMC, comic book movie fatigue,  Chris Evans as Tyler, dead Hollywood formats, Civil War woes, over complicated continuity alienates viewers or readers “outside of the church”, Geoff Johns promotion in the DC Movie Universe, Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy, comic adaptations of movies and TV series, Marvels Star Wars comics, Batman/TMNT and the slow sales boil, the decline of cross over books, Lumber Janes/Gotham Academy cross over, Boom, Black Mask and Image as excellent portals for finding accessible non superhero comic reading.
This week’s SAD or LUXURIOUS: The Mall.