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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.
Starlog #140710 -- talking about the new Batgirl, the New 52, a possible new Crisis, the "fake" script for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Plus: Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany was robbed again!
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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.
CAP 3 will be marvels first Flop! BATMAN VS SUPERMAN Will Destroy! It! Original Batgirl in Bette Kane in Gotham Show! Sara Paxton Cast! the DC marvel wars Begin
Stop by this Saturday at 6pm for the latest sonic rendering of The Grindhouse, courtesy of The Comic Shoppe and Afronerd Radio. Listen to your "Podcast Avengers," Daryll B., Dburt and Capt. Kirk as they unravel the following topical concerns: True Blood's Alexander Skarsgard has been tapped to star in the latest Tarzan reboot. And the crew simply ponders how Tarzan "works" within a 21st century context; Marvel may pull the trigger on a female solo film, under the Scarlet Johansson/Black Widow brand (still no Black Panther film, huh); Milestone Media co-founder Denys Cowan reminisces about 20th anniversary of his legendary comic book company and colleague, Dwayne McDuffie; MarySue.com highlights the return and neglect of the alternate Batgirls-Stephanie Brown returns in the new 52 but not the queen of assassin style badassery, Cassandra Cain and lastly, a recent Huffpost Canada op-ed piece ponders what we've all be pondering-why isn't the success of comic book movies translating back to the source?..the comics! Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.
And now for the second act, enter Afronerd Radio airing at 7pm. The topics up for grabs are: rapper, Nicki Minaj, gets into hot water with a questionable single cover using the iconic image of Malcolm X; In the wake of the Michael Dunn Trial, The Root asks how are parents supposed to keep Black males safe in an ever treacherous and violent environment and lastly, Black America loses another hallmark urban radio station, NY's WBLS.
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In this episode of The Culture of Comics, we will discuss:
The Culture of Comics has longer, meta discussions about themes and art in current runs of different books. It will often contain "spoilers" in current runs and "previews" of upcoming books.
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We're back to our normal time on our normal day. Elana and Brett discuss some of the latest comic news like:
Batgirl has introduced a transgender character, but not all are happy about it. We discuss Batgirl #19! Site favorite writer Gail Simone is taking on Red Sonja for Dynamite. We discuss the new series and women in comics. That's just the tip of the iceberg as we have fun, chat and want to hear from you!
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the boy wonder batman first sidekick at first there been 3 robins. dick grayson,jason todd,tim drake. now first robin dick watch his family get murder by gangster cause the circus owner own the mob boss some money. so during a act of flying grayson the rope snap and dick parents fell to there death. and bruce took dick under his wing and teach him on how to fight crime. cause at one time bruce took a oath that he never let other child go through on what he did. when he saw his family shot and kill in front him. so later on dick grayson became the robin. and was fighting crime on batman side and saving gotham from joker,two-face,riddler and many other. then later on dick went to college and started to learn law and went on his own and became nightwing. years later batman meet up with a street punk kid by the name of jason todd who never listen to batman rules. he thought to take out the crime is by breaking bones or almost killing them. but there one time where jason let his feeling get to him when he finally found his mother and she was working with the joker. and joker beat him to death with crowbar and tie him up with his mother with bomb set to go off. and kill jason. bruce told himself he will never take other sidekick in cause everyone that close to him either gets hurt like batgirl or dead. but then came tim drake the third robin who had dick brains but jason fighting style but bruce took him in. and now tim is leader of young justice while nightwing look after them. there been only two actors who play robin burt ward for the adam west batman and chris o'donnell for the movies batman forever and batman and robin.
BATMAN TRIUMPHANT SHOULD BE MADE! NO TO WORLDSFINEST
some how joel batman movie story been ending up on the internet lately and he was going be his next one if he was going make other one. it was going be call batman triumphant. and in this one it was going have jeff goldbulm as scarecrow and jack as the joker. and the actors who play the hero's in batman and robin was going come back. but it never got made cause the fans hated batman and robin well first off it got rush. second it should been call batman and nightwing cause he chris wore the nightwing outfit. and it wasn't dark like the first one with keaton. it was lighter and made for kids. so warner brothers told joel to take hike and they did nolan batman movies. now there talk about a batman reboot movies and rurmor has it going be base on the arkham games. this is what i say take the batman triumphant story and mix in with arkham story u got yourself a batman reboot movie. cause the more i hear about batman truimphant storyline it does reminds me of arkham city. where the inmates take over the city with the villains and put batman to the test can he save robin and the city in time. i can see it work have armie hammer as batman and also have jason david franks as nightwing when he is just suting up as him. then take julia stiles have her be the batgirl in the wheelchair plus have tim curry as alfred. now for joker get johnny depp he can pull it off he can play any role u give him he would be perfect for it. and now for the scarecrow get robert englund cause if u play the first arkham game it does remind me of freddy with niddle claws. now for jim gordon get sam neil he would be perfect for the role. now here the hard who can play the hooded robin from arkham city here my pick some people can agree some won't i say get milo ventimiglia he play rocky son in rocky balboa. he be perfect for that role. like said take batman triumphant story and mix in with arkham movies if that going be the batman reboot movies and u got yourself a movie.
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