Wes is back with another episode of the The Comic Wrap. Wes runs down the biggest comic book and pop culture news and best conversations of the week. X-Men group editor Jordan White answered X-Men: Green critics this week. Turns out he has no clue what the real criticism is or what made the story repugnant. (00:00:00) Streaming services like Netflix and HBO Max are frequently turning to Hollywood names to produce content based on beloved franchises. Comic book editor and writer Aaron Sparrow and Wes discuss why this is resulting in low quality adaptations. And how Seth Rogan and Kevin Smith do themselves no favors lashing out at fans. (00:23:01) DC Comics announced their first exclusive writer in over a year this week, Tom Taylor. Taylor has begun incorporating his trademark writing tropes that ruined his career at Marvel Comics. (00:45:12) For the first time in moths Manga didn’t occupy the best selling adult graphic novel in November. Unfortunately, DC and Marvel still can’t penetrate the Top 20. Falling behind Manga and webtoons. (01:03:36) There are more troubling signs at IDW Publishing. They recently letting go of EIC John Barber after rumors of major licenses leaving the company. (01:16:16) Marvel Comics released details of this weeks Devil’s Reign event in anticipation of its release. Turns out, Marvel are rehashing their illegal superhero story…again. (01:29:24) Wes reviews the first issue of Devil’s Reign from Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto. The comic hits all the right notes on action but lacks in motive and plot. (01:42:56) Dok and Wes review two of the worst comics of last week; Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons and Phoenix Song: Echo #2. (02:05:10) Finally, Skip and Aaron Sparrow join Wes to talk about Hawkeye episode 4 from Disney+. (02:32:05)
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