In this month’s podcast we talk about:
Discussion: Light and Dark themes in superhero prose, comics, TV and movies. What do we like to read? What do we like to write? Works discussed: The Dark Knight Returns, The Flash, Superman, Watchmen.
Nerdfight: We discuss which of the current live action TV shows we like best, tell each other how awful each other’s choices are, and randomly pound on shows that aren’t even being broadcast anymore. Works Discussed: Agents of Shield, Daredevil, The Flash, Arrow, Smallville.
Stuffed in the Fridge: We discuss the superhero trope of “fridging” characters.
Note: The odd music you hear in the background is Chris’ computer receiving email. We’re going to avoid that in the future. We hope.
- DC Women Kicking Ass is a great Tumblr blog examining the roles of women in the DC Comics Universe (on Tumblr – http://dcwomenkickingass.tumblr.com).
- Shortpacked! by David Willis was a long-running webcomic that parodied many aspects of fandom (Frank Miller strip – Whores).
- Super Stupor by R.K. Milholland was a great parody of superhero tropes (Fridging strip – http://www.superstupor.com).
- Cape High by R.J. Ross is an ongoing YA superhero series (Cape High Books 1-4 on Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Distort-Arc-Cape-Books-Omnibus-ebook/dp/B00K0Q835I/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1432014932&sr=8-10&keywords=cape+high+on+amazon).
- Jackrabbit by Ian Thomas Healy is part of Healy’s Just Cause Universe (on Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Jackrabbit-Just-Cause-Universe-Book-ebook/dp/B00JBTGI2U/ref=sr_1_12?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1432015025&sr=1-12).
- Worm is a fantastic (but VERY DARK) superhero web serial by Wildbow (on the web – http://parahumans.wordpress.com).
- The Space Boomerang Trap: http://www.comicvine.com/the-f…..4000-5535/
- Superman Eating Hamburgers: http://www.comicbookdaily.com/…..gy-crisis/