Following Films Podcast episode 36: Is Marvel ruining Hollywood?


This week Shawn Pryor and Chris Maynard talk about Marvel's ever expanding influence over modern studio films and ask the simple question, is Marvel ruining Hollywood?

Shawn has a Kickstarter for his latest comic book Cash & Carrie please support the project here.


Cash & Carrie is a comic book about two middle school detectives. Dallas Cash is an investigator and tenacious techie who believes in the supernatural, and Inez Carrie is an investigator as well as the captain of the wrestling team who bases her crime solving skills in realism.

Together, they are best friends who attempt to solve mysteries for schools all around the world.
Inspirations for this all-ages comic book include Disney's animated series Fillmore, Scooby Doo, and the X-Files.

 In their debut comic book, the strange disappearance of a school mascot, Misty the Goat, has left a small town without answers. Luckily junior high school friends, Dallas Cash and Inez Carrie, are on the case! With the help of a few friends and some intriguing clues, they narrow down the list of possible suspects... or did Misty magically vanish into thin air? If there's a mystery to be solved, look no further than Cash and Carrie!


Kickstarter provides the best opportunity to get the first Cash & Carrie comic book into the hands of those who want a copy.

In March, Shawn tabled at a comic book convention in Dayton, OH and printed 25 copies of Cash & Carrie to test market it, because he didn't know what kind of audience it would have.

Cash & Carrie sold out on the FIRST DAY.

During and after the convention, for weeks Shawn had people contacting him via social media asking him how they could get a copy, and instead of trying to print a few copies at a time and have people fight for them, he decided to work with the co-creators and other talented folks to add bonus material and other goodies to give you the opportunity to get something exclusive that you'll only be able to get through this Kickstarter.