So, it’s taking me far too long to publish my other blog article, I decided to something else in the mean time.
There will be multiple blog posts about my recommendations on different stuff, so if you like these, stay tuned!
(psst, click on the names of the channels to get to their YouTube page)
It’s time for Recommendations!
(well, for whoever’s gonna read this anyway, but I doubt many people would)
Anyways, here we go.
Now, there are a wide variety of YouTube channels I follow.
So, I’m gonna arrange them by category (because I’m not a complete disorganized wreck.)
From their “About” page-
“Taking a look at why the best comic books work the way they do, by breaking them down and analysing the work that’s gone into them.”
Hass, the man behind the channel, does a phenomenal job in giving you a little behind-the-panels look at every single detail that goes into making a comic book and really makes you appreciate every aspect of it. You don’t have to be an active comic reader to appreciate it. The concepts he puts out there and explains is often noticeable in all other media as well and it really gives you a deeper understanding of what’s going through a creator’s mind and what their intention is when they are making a thing a certain way. The videos are also superbly edited and they’re always a treat for your eyes.
Where To Start?
If you’re a bit uncomfortable into getting right into comic books without any prior experience, don’t worry. I’m not too big on them either, but the videos are still very well made and give a good enough insight that you don’t have to be a super-fan to enjoy them and learn something new.
But if you still have apprehensions, then you can check out this video he made for NerdSync (my next entry), breaking down the colors of Marvel’s Spider-Man Homecoming.
Hass also collaborated with NerdSync back in 2016 as well, and made a series, named “Comicana”, consisting of really great informational videos, which are closer in format to the ones on his channel.
Here’s the playlist.
From their “About” page-
“Comic books are an incredible medium filled with the amazing adventures of fantastic superheroes, but they are also much more than just stories on a page. We here at NerdSync see comics as a tool that can help teach us about the world we live in!“
It pretty much sums their channel up. Their videos are really well researched and provide a really good insight on behind-the-scenes of a lot of nerdy stuff. But they’re not just limited to comic books, they often delve out into movies and other media as well! Their videos are also really well-edited and very fun to watch. And, many other content creators also drop in occasionally, so there is really no shortage of variety.
Where To Start?
This is my favorite episode of NerdSync.
In this episode, Scott explains how creators and journalists in late 1940s and early 50s came together to spread the message of peace and love and expose the KKK for what they truly are, and used Superman’s radio show as their medium of sending out the message. It really shows you the power that writers and content creators have and how they can send out a really powerful message and bring good to society.
You can also check out this playlist which delves into how comic book creators designed and gave birth to your favorite characters. These stories are always really interesting to watch, and give you a really detailed and well documented history of the comic industry and the culture at the given time periods.
If you’re interested, you should also check out NerdSync’s Featured Channels, as they all have some great content as well.
Now, the No.1 reason I love this channel is the BANTER. James Clement, the man behind this extraordinary YouTube channel, has a really unique sense of humor and it really makes his content stand out. There are hundreds of other channels which give you comic book news and tells you about easter eggs and things like that, but the way Mr. Sunday does the same thing is totally unique and is really fun to watch. It’s always a treat to watch and his videos never fail to entertain.
Other than the usual comic book news and reviews and stuff, he also has a few series unique to him, such as “Caravan of Garbage” in which James, with his great friend Nick Mason, revisit an old comic book thing or a video game (basically a hidden gem, but not really) from the past and it’s really entertaining to watch.
He also has his own podcast, named “The Weekly Planet” in which he, along with his co-host, Nick Mason, discuss comic book movie news and do some other stuff. Their Banter is always fun to listen to and their chemistry really works in entertaining you for at least a couple of hours every week. It’s definitely worth checking out.
Though, be wary, unlike the other recommendations above, there is occasionally some strong language on the YouTube channel and on the podcast, but not too much.
Where To Start?
This video, in which they discuss an old (scrapped) movie script for Batman V Superman, which was to be made in the early 2000’s, is a great starting point. You really get a sense of their chemistry and banter and it’s great all around.
If you like it, you should also check out their podcast “The Weekly Planet” here.
And, if you like their podcast, you can also check out the rest of the podcasts on that website, which are usually in the same vein. Good starting points for those podcasts would be the ones in which James and Mason guest-star. It’s hundreds of hours of quality fun time, anytime you want.
I will (or, more accurately, I might) edit this article soon and add even more recommendations, so stay tuned if you’re interested!
After I’m done with recommendations, my next real article will be about the Guardians of the Galaxy, and I’m hoping to publish it sometime in the middle of March. So if you’re interested, Subscribe!