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Joing your geeky hosts, Cate and Em as they discuss some serous comicbook news! What were your thoughts on Convergence? How do you feel about Battleworld? How about that Batgirl variant cover controversy? Tune in to hear our thoughts, some comic reccommendations and some shenangians!
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It's Monday night, and that means a brand new episode of Graphic Policy Radio, the show thay mixes politics and comics. It's been a bit since we discussed recent releases and general news in the comic industry, so it's potluck Monday!
On this episode:
We talk what we've been reading and discuss hot comics and graphic novels you should check out, and what you should skip, and what we're looking forward to!
Emerald City Comicon was this past weekend with lots of announcements and hints as to what's coming up. We round up the news and talk about what you need to know.
Geekdom and politics clashed this past week and the largest game convention in North American Gen Con spoke out about Indiana's SB 101, and threatened to leave the state if passed. We lay it out there as to what you need to know.
The past few weeks also saw controversy. We discuss the recent round of harassment as well as the controversy over DC Comics variant cover to Batgirl #41.
We discuss all of that and more this Monday! We want to hear from you. Call in with your thoughts or Tweet them to us @graphicpolicy.
Going all the way back to the Attacks on Charlie Hebdo and before people have been hooping and hollering about censorship and artistic freedom, and when in Rome, you scream at Romans until you're arrested for charges you need to be translated
so Kai and myself will be throwing our two cents in tbe bucket regarding this concept as it has recently become an issue (big surprise) in the comic book world. A variant cover showing a batgirl being victimized by the Joker, which brough fresh to readers mind's " The Killing Joke" arc in which batgirl was brutally attacked and left for dead.
we'll discuss this and some pretty cool videogame news about Nintendo, and some intrgrigue @ Konami.
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Ladies and gentlemen, the end of the week is almost upon us and what better way to spend your Friday evening exists, other than spending it with the Assassins. On this episode controversy again stirs in the comic book world regarding Batgirl #41, the simulator genre has officially checked out, and nintendo announces a surprising partnership, which may have some fans a little disappointed. Toaster talks some Flash, and Arrow, as well as some Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D all this and the usual pop culture randomness on Episode 105 *Plop*
Welcome to the latest edition of Afronerd Radio's Grindhouse (The Comic Shoppe airing at 6pm and Afronerd Radio, thereafter at 7pm) featuring your hosts-Daryll B., Capt. Kirk and Dburt. For the Comic Shoppe segment, the topics to be rousted about are: our thoughts about the recently banned Batgirl variant cover and how the character has been portrayed over the years; the IGN website provides you with their own What If? casting for an Avengers film circa 1985 (think Burt Reynolds as Tony Stark); a recent Comics Alliance piece highlights cartoonist, Ronald Wimberly's lament at being told by an editor to lighten a character of color's skin; our impressions of the CW's comic to TV properties-last Tuesday's Flash episode, the premiere of iZombie and more spinoff talk for the Atom (and others). And lastly, it appears that President Obama's Lilly Ledbetter Act is working because Thor as a woman is selling better than Thor (Odinson)!
Up next, there's Afronerd Radio starting at 7pm. The topics to be grilled on the barbie are: Dburt name checks the theory of "locomotive" (or steamroller) politics relating to the Dolce & Gabbana designer babies issue (incl. the daughter of a same sex couple that doesn't favor gay marriage); a Blasian women becoming Miss Japan causes controversy with some Nipponese folk; highlighting news of a 100m set aside for African tech entrepreneurs with hopes of creating a million jobs in the continent. And lastly, the hosts attempt to discern and dissect the latest racial stories that have hit the scene in the last few days (Mississippi hanging, UVA student beating, Taraji P Henson's son gets profiled, etc). Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.
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This Monday night Graphic Policy Radio returns with a brand new episode! This show is all DC Comics as we talk about some brand new series as well as the debut of Constantine on NBC this past Friday. Joining the discussion is frequent guest Emma Houxbois.
Emma is a queer blogger for hire out of Vancouver, BC, and the DC Comics reviewer for The Rainbow Hub!
On tap this episode we're discussing:
Constantine debuted this past Friday on NBC. We discuss the first episode and what we think of the latest live adaptation of the character.
DC Comics has been shaking things up debuting lots of new series and shaking of the creative teams on others. We're discussing new series and the new directions for Catwoman, Gotham Academy, and Batgirl.
We want to hear from you too! Call in with your thoughts, or Tweet them to us @graphicpolicy.
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This Monday is a brand new episode of Graphic Policy Radio, the show that mixes comics, geekdom, and politics. It's been a bit since our last episode and we're back to cover some of the latest releases as well as conventions. On tap this week is:
Batgirl got a new look, new location, a new status-quo in Batgirl #35. We discuss the change for the character.
Gotham Academy #1 came out and the series attempts to fill a much needed gap in the DC Comics line-up. We talk about the new series' first issue and recent changes for DC.
New York Comic Con recently descended on New York City's Javitts Center. We talk about the convention and the numerous announcement that came out of it.
We'll discuss the above and more in a brand new episode! We want to hear from you too. You can call in with your thoughts, or Tweet us your thoughts @graphicpolicy.
Well if you're looking (or listening) for one last hurrah before the summer officially ends and school and the fall season star, why not listen to Afronerd Radio's Grindhouse broadcast, airing this Saturday at 6pm EST? Join Daryll B., Capt. Kirk and Dburt as they borrow the keys to Fred's "Mystery Machine" in order to anaylze this week's latest conundrums: actor/comedian/rapper, Donald Glover appears to have gotten his Spiderman wish ; has Wesley Snipes really been confirmed to revisit the Blade franchise for a cool 3 mill plus?; and speaking of reboots, our thoughts on Fox rebooting The Greatest American Hero series; Dburt and Comics Alliance's Chris Sims are both asking about the skewed trajectory of one of DC's original characters, Cassandra Cain (Batgirl); Spike Lee has a new comic but the crew must ask what is the overall end game for celebrity created comic books?; and how cool is it that the Black Nerd Problems site has dubbed the Afropunk festival the new "Wakanda" (we can dig it); and lastly, what would the crew like to see character development-wise in mainstream Black comic characters (Falcon, Panther, Storm, Black Lightning, Cage,etc)? Call live at 646-915-9620.
And in a display of designated hitter status, airs at 7pm. The topics on the table are: cleaning up some of the issues we failed to address during the last show (i.e. the #iftheygunnedmedown campaign, Kevin Sorbo rant; Megyn Kelly vs Bill O'reilly on White privilege, Mo'ne Davis); is that a budding "afronerd" we see in a car seat viral video? (how exasperating!) ; 71 yr old bodybuilder, Sonny Bryant reminds Dburt that it's time for Operation:Rebirth and our thoughts on the N-word being used on the front page of an Egyptian newspaper.
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Tonight we're talking comics and video games:
A new creative team and design for Bat-Girl aka Barbara Gordon has been introduced and of course people are pissed off about it. We'll talk about that as well as taking a cosplay approach to designing future comic book characters and what it might mean.
On the games front. Sony has crosses the 100 million mark across all consoles and hand held devices. Does this mean Sony is back on top? or are these numbers a bit more decpetive than they look?
we'll talk about that and in between we'll go on 15minute tangets....so I guess we'll see where it all goes.
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