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ISSUE #278 (Sam Beck Interview, Dune Prophecy, & More)

In this week's episode of The Comic Section Podcast, the hosts begin with a heartfelt tribute to Roger Corman, the legendary producer and director who dominated the B-movie scene for decades. Known for his prolific output of low-budget horror, science fiction, and crime films, Corman passed away at his home in Santa Monica, California, at the age of 98.


The episode then moves on to exciting news from Netflix. The beloved 1996 golf comedy "Happy Gilmore" is getting a sequel, with original star Adam Sandler set to return. The announcement was made during Netflix's upfront presentation to advertisers in New York. Additionally, Netflix has renewed "3 Body Problem," though instead of a traditional Season 2, the streamer is opting for additional episodes to expand the story.


In a surprising and thrilling update for Marvel fans, Natasha Lyonne, known for her roles in "Russian Doll" and "Poker Face," is joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She has been cast in Disney’s upcoming "The Fantastic Four" reboot, although her specific role remains undisclosed.


The podcast features a special phone interview with Sam Beck, a talented writer and illustrator from Toronto, Canada. Sam is the creative force behind the fantasy trilogy "Verse," which will conclude with the release of the final book in August 2024. Starting as a web-comic, "Verse" gained substantial readership and support, leading to a successful Kickstarter campaign and subsequent publication by Vault Comics. Sam shares insights into her unique world-building process and the inspiration she draws from enchanting landscapes. Follow her work at https://sambeck.ca/ 


In the coming soon/preview segment, the hosts preview trailers for the upcoming Dune prequel, "Dune: Prophecy," which will be streaming on Max this fall, and the highly anticipated movie adaptation of "Wicked," set to hit theaters in Thanksgiving 2024.


Listeners are encouraged to tune in for all these updates, previews, and the exclusive interview with Sam Beck, as the hosts cover an exciting array of topics in this week's episode of The Comic Section Podcast.




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