Comic News & Views – Episode 1

Hello everyone and welcome to a new show I hope to keep going for a good while, where I talk and discuss comic book news.

In today’s episode, I look at some new series from Marvel, including Silk and Thor, discuss the revealing of bisexuality of Selina Kyle in Catwoman, as well as some movie news about a possible ‘black’ Spider-Man and Jason Mamoa as Aquaman.

For further information, I’ve included a number of links discussing the comics I talked about today.

Silk’s character, at Marvel Wiki.

An interview with Robbie Thompson, the writer of Silk.

Selena Kyle confirmed as bisexual.

The new Thor kicks the Absorbing Man’s Butt.

Jason Mamoa discusses his feelings on being Aquaman.

One further note I wish to add with regards to the new Thor’s costume… I do wish that they hadn’t gone with the boob-conforming armour. Overall, I love the costume, but you don’t need that in it. Yes, Thor is invulnerable, but still…

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Not Just Cautious, But Cautiously Cautious

While looking over a favourite tumblr blogger of mine, I came across spoilers for the latest season of Arrow, and learned that a prominent female character had been killed off.

It was disappointing to see because this character was also bisexual, and it just seemed to me to be the latest in DC/WB’s efforts to keep their superhero universe as straight as possible.

And as filled with as many men as possible to boot.

Some friends I talked with about this noted my cynical words when talk about other female superhero-lead shows were coming up, such as Agent Peggy Carter on ABC and Supergirl on CBS, but quite frankly, I have little to no faith in the top execs actually putting any effort into these shows.

And sadly enough, history has backed me up on this.

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DC Comics Screwing Up – The Trap Card

Hello everyone and welcome to yet another installment of DC Comics Fucking Up that I like to call… The Trap Card!

Here it is on youtube:

And here it is on Blip.TV:

And for further information, I’ve included some of the links that delves further into some of the things I mentioned in the video.
Chris Sprouse Leaves Adventures of Anthology #1.

Interview With Richard Neal of Zeus’ Comics

USA Today Discusses Chris Sprouse Leaving The Superman Anthology.

Summit Entertainment Executives Nervous About Adapting Homophobic Bigot’s Book Into Movie And People Finding Out That The Movie Is Based Off Of A Homophobic Bigot’s Book.

Brain Food – Episode 26

Hello everyone, and welcome to the 26th episode of Brain Food!

In this episode, I am waylaid by a bad cold and sore throat, and unable to talk.

So what’s a book reviewer to do?

Crank up the music and use a montage of pictures and words, of course! So sit back, relax, and enjoy my review of Adilifu Nama!

Here it is on Blip TV:

And here it is on Youtube!

Voices of Dissent – Episode 1

Hello everyone and welcome to the first episode of Voices of Dissent!

Episode 1 – What does THIS button do? Oh dear…

It’s very rough, as I am new to using audacity, but I feel it would make for a great new tool in our war against bullshit in our media.

If you have any advice or have had any experience with using audacity, then please let me know by leaving a comment or contacting me through my e-mail.

Here are a list of links to the material used in the show:

Gail Simone Dismissed from writing Batgirl

Gail Simone’s twitter reply to Mike Nelson

Leaving Megatropolis

Tropes Vs Women in Video Games

Superblack by Adilifu Nama