In BIll’s first visit to the show in 2020, our original topic of the history of calendars was quickly abandoned, and we decided to take a look at some of the new superhero movies coming up this year. Topics included New Mutants nightmares, Disney’s no-no naughty words, a gentler & cuddlier Venom, and Wonder Woman moping out to The Smiths. Plus: Black Widow’s big payday, and Colin Jost punches everything up.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Bill McCormick from the World News Center called in for his weekly segment where we proceeded to talk about unnecessary Disney remakes, unnamed future Marvel movies, unneeded humble bragging, and unrealistic chances of portraying Namor. Plus: unbelievable amounts of overlapping dialogue and unnerving uncomfortable pauses.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Bill McCormick from the World News Center dialed in to respond to some listener emails before leading a (spoiler-free) discussion on the accuracy of the time travel elements in “Avengers: Endgame.”Follow @bigwakeupcall
Bill McCormick dialed us up from the World News Center to chat about getting his name & photo in the paper (surprisingly, not a mug shot.) Things are going to start happening for him now! We also discussed Bill being a furry guy (but not a Furry, though he does write Furry fiction). Plus: Christopher Robin (a sweet, subversive movie), Captain Marvel vs. Shazam,and Aquaman‘s concentric circles.
In his weekly visit from the World News Center, Bill McCormick called in with some thoughts about his time at c2e2. We also discussed banning & burning books and media and shared some live listener feedback. Plus: Sexy anime robot bees, more on the real-life Iron Man suit, and getting me closer to an Adamantium skeleton.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Bill McCormick called in from c2e2 where he’s selling his books, signing autographs, and inviting listeners to drop by his booth for a free burly, tattooed hug. Plus: celebrating diversity in the comics industry, Black Panther in Saudi Arabia, and Bill agrees to sell a kidney to buy me a Jack Kirby Fantastic Four #1.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Bill McCormick called in once again from the World News Center on a bright and beautiful Friday to preview his appearance at c2e2 next weekend. Bill will be calling in live from the acoustically perfect basement of McCormick Place (no relation). Plus: more on Black Panther, the CW superhero lineup, making more realistic action figures, and for the 19th time, folks, Easter is not Ishtar.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Bill McCormick called in from the World News Center for his weekly visit and answered a listener’s question about a supposed new presidential rating system (there is none). We also talked more about Black Panther, including our appearance in an upcoming issue of ICC Magazine. Plus: Frank Zappa & Dee Snider vs. Tipper Gore, Ryan’s Batgirl fan fiction, retro cliffhangers, and awkward yet undetectable edits.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Bill McCormick from the World News Center joined the show to discuss the new Marvel movie “Black Panther.” Using his connections with The Big Wakeup Call, Bill was able to get into a special screening including a live via satellite Q&A with the stars of the film.
Discussion topics included the how the film hits on many different levels, a wacky human trafficking scene that turns into a love story, and the most knee-slapping bullet-in-the-spine scene ever.
The World News Center’s Bill McCormick called in to chat about the fallout from Disney’s acquisition of Fox, including Thor becoming a Disney princess and the potential death of Deadpool. Plus: Netflix vs. the FCC and whether we’re heading back to the dial-up days.Follow @bigwakeupcall