MEYERED IN CONTROVERSY: Richard Meyer and his “Diversity and Comics” YouTube Channel have been no stranger on this podcast with his leading the charge of the abhorrent ComicsGate dissention among comic book fandom. After gaining notoriety with his “Dark Roast” YouTube video (since deleted) that accused various popular industry creatives of committing sexual, devious, and illegal acts to get their way to the top, Mark Waid––among others––reached out to Antarctic Press to voice concerns with their decision to publish Meyer’s comic, JAWBREAKERS. After hearing those concerns, Antarctic Press terminated their contract with Meyer and went to the internet to spew bile in response. At the end of September, Meyer sued Waid for “tortious interference with contract” and “defamation.” D. Bethel and resident nerd lawyer, Andrew Asplund, dive back into this cesspool to navigate what exactly is going on throughout this new development.
NOTE: No comment made by Andrew during this episode constitutes legal advice or establishes client-lawyer relations.
TWILIGHT RETURNS: It was recently announced that the previously announced Jordan Peele-produced reboot of The Twilight Zone will actually star Mr. Peele himself as the host for the digital-only streaming service CBS All-Access. Andrew and D. talk about their excitement––and fears! (to make it spooky for Spookytober)––for the upcoming show.
- Shortcast 38 – Love is Made for Chicken Noodle: Where D. Bethel finds Lovecraftian undertones in Get Out.
- Shortcast 55 – Occam’s Complexifier: Where Andrew and D. talk about the Antarctic Press incident.
- Jackson, Gita. “Video Game About Dating Supreme Court Justices Has a Different Ring To It These Days.” Kotaku. Gizmodo Media Group, 01 Oct. 2018.
- Johnston, Rich. “Richard Meyer Sues Mark Waid Over ‘Tortious Interference With Contract and Defamation‘.” Bleeding Cool. Bleeding Cool, 29 Sep. 2018.
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