Geek Girl Riot recently teamed up with Fantastic Forum for another ambitious crossover, talking about the infamous Black Widow lawsuit, Marvel & DC vs. artists, and more entertainment news. This show was recorded on July 31.
Black Widow vs. The Mouse Scarlett Johansson has once again been shaking up the internet by announcing she’s suing Disney over her Black Widow contract. Our hosts break down all the nitty gritty details and why it’s important. That leads them into discussing similar lawsuits from other films, before getting into how the rise of streaming is changing contracts.
Marvel & DC vs. Their Artists It’s a well-known concept that artists are rarely paid what they’re worth. In comics, it seems, things are even worse—especially when TV and movie networks get involved. Often they take characters from comics and adapt them onscreen to make millions, without so much as a thank you to the artists who created them. Ulysses, Sherin, Julian, Drew, and Roberto look at the recent backlash facing Marvel and DC, especially since Ed Brubaker aired his discontent about not getting paid a cut of what his character The Winter Soldier generates onscreen. That takes them via a quick history lesson in royalties.
It is always Wine O’Clock on Geek Girl Riot, which is why we’ve teamed up with Firstleaf for a special deal! Their wine club curates and ships boxes of wine completely tailored to you thanks to a handy quiz. Try their top selections from renowned winemakers all over the world and treat yourself to some new tastes (or your fave flavors)! Whether you’re by the water, grilling with friends, or taking it easy at home, Firstleaf is the perfect summer staple. Join today and you’ll get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping! Just go to tryfirstleaf.com/ggriot.