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Comics Alliance Podcast 104: Church of Nerd HQ, Jem and the Holo-Tumblrs, and Asian American Iron Fist

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Welcome back to the ComicsAlliance Podcast, covering the latest comic book entertainment culture, news, humor and commentary. Joining Senior Editors Andy Khouri and Caleb Goellner for this episode are Senior Writer Chris Sims and Staff Writer Andrew Wheeler.

On the table for discussion: An Asian American advocacy group petitions Marvel to cast Iron Fist, a blond caucasian kung fu master in the comics, with an Asian American actor in the forthcoming Netflix series. We talk about why this is a great idea.

After decades of waiting, there is to be a live action film based on 1980s iconic animated series, Jem and the Hologram, which will be crowdsourced on Tumblr. Unfortunately, Jem creator Christy Marx has been shut out of the project. We talk about why this is outrageous.

Finally, the group analyzes the controversial Nerd HQ crowd funding campaign undertaken by actor Zachary Levi, who hopes to raise one million dollars to produce an off-site celebrity charity event during San Diego Comic-Con, raising questions both financial and cultural.

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San Diego Comic-Con International 2014: To Badge Or Not To Badge?

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The reaction to Comic-Con International's recent announcement that it would only be selling single-day passes for this year's convention has been, well, rather mixed.

Comments range from anger about what sorts of attendees the decision will attract to celebration that perhaps more people can attend. There were worries about about missing particular panels and a sort of at-a-remove approval because the end of full-event passes will mean fewer first-time attendees burning out by the last day. There are clearly pros and cons to the new approach, but is it really the best course of action?

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What Is San Diego Comic-Con For? [Opinion]

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San Diego Comic-Con is the big show. For consumers of nerd culture it's E3, the Super Bowl, the Oscars, Cannes and prom night all at once. It's where our people go. Every year it brings together vast crowds of fans of comics, movies, TV shows, toys, games and more to stand in long lines, push through dense crowds and empty their wallets. It makes a lot of people happy. It makes a lot of people money.

But is there anything more to the show than that? Does it occupy an important place in comics culture beyond the value we attach to it for its scale? What is San Diego Comic-Con actually for?

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Hasbro To Deliver ‘Deadpool Corps’ Action Figure Box Set In A Taco Truck At SDCC

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If you're looking for Hasbro's exclusive 3.75" Marvel Universe Deadpool Corps box set this July at San Diego Comic-Con, you won't just be looking for Booth #3329, you'll be looking for a taco truck. Deadpool, Lady Deadpool, Champion of the Universe, Kidpool, Dogpool and Squirrelpool are getting served up to fans in taco shell style blister packs, boxed inside a cardboard tray that rides inside DP's "El Guero Taqueria."

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Hasbro Unveils ‘Thunderbolts,’ ‘G.I. Joe Vs. Transformers,’ And More SDCC 2013 Exclusives

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Maybe I'm biased having spent the better part of sixth grade painting spare Spider-Man toys to look like Citizen V, but having seen USA Today's reveal of Hasbro's San Diego Comic-Con 2013 exclusives all I can really think is, "It's about dadburn time we got some Thunderbolts action figures."

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Link Ink: Supervillain High School Photos, San Diego Keeps Comic-Con, And ‘SwitchClix’ Are Coming

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Art: Even the most evil among us had to deal with that awkward phase, at least according to artist GhostHause's imagined supervillain high school photos.

News: The city of San Diego has extended its contract with Comic-Con International through 2016. The convention center will add more space, and the

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J. Michael Straczynski Expands His Multimedia Reach with ‘Studio JMS’

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In one of the first surprise announcements of this year's San Diego Comic-Con, writer J. Michael Strazcynski has confirmed the formation of a new company that will bring all of his projects in multiple media together under one metaphorical roof, with comics projects to be published by Image. World, meet Studio JMS.Deadline had the news yest

Hasbro Reveals G.I. Joe Comic-Con 2012 Toy Exclusives

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Building on last year's exclusive Comic-Con offerings, Hasbro will once again pay homage to Marvel's classic 1987 G.I. Joe and The Transformers miniseries with a special crossover between the Decepticon Shockwave and a

Marvel Legends Special Edition Uncanny X-Force Collector’s Pack Coming to Comic-Con

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The 2012 return of Hasbro's Marvel Legends line will add three more figures to its regrowing roster this summer at San Diego Comic-Con International 2012 with an three pack focusing on three of the most recognizable members of the covert Uncanny X-Force

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Hasbro Announces Comic-Con Exclusive Masters of Evil Action Figure Box Set

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The Avengers may be the hottest thing this side of the sun this summer, but Hasbro's turning its attention to the team's greatest foes at San Diego Comic-Con in July with an exclusive new Marvel Universe Masters of Evil box set. Featuring 3.75" versions of Radi

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