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Where comic books and politics meet
Captain Marvel Movie: Skrulls are People Too
Captain Marvel merits a conversation that can celebrate it's feminism and anti-Imperialist themes while criticizing its Air Force propaganda packaging. Queer subtext? 90s throwbacks? We've got you covered: Chelsea Manning is Captain Marvel! How we're shapeshifters (Elana's essay about feeling like a Skrull for Wired.com ) Monica is the hero ?Top Gun is why I almost enlisted, Don't Ask Don't Tell is why I didn't? The meaning of Nick Fury's Eye Carol and Maria holding the ?gayz? Felicia Perez is the Innovation Director at the Center for Story-based Strategy. She previously worked at the United Workers Congress, ACLU of Southern California & was a high school social studies for twelve years in the Los Angeles Unified School District where she was also an active union leader and chapter chair for United Teachers of Los Angeles. Tea Fougner is the Editorial Director for Comics at King Features Syndicate. When she's not reading comics for work, she's reading comics for fun, drawing comics, dressing up as comic book characters, or watching comic adaptations on television. Tea is at @TeaberryBlue on everything.
3/11/2019 2:30:00 AM
Castlevania: A Very Warren Ellis Anime. with Leslie Lee III & Kat Overland
Warren Ellis' Castlevania show for Netflix is about powerful old men who want to bring the world down around them and the OT3 who say "nope" to all that. I'm joined by two critics who know their anime way better than I to talk about the...
3/25/2020 2:00:00 AM
Tea and Spinach! Politics of Popeye, King Features Comics Strips to Memes
The comic strips you grew up with, and your great-grandma grew up with, are probably from King Features Syndicate: a comics syndicate over 100 years old! Tea Fougner is the Editorial Director for Comics at King Features Syndicate...
3/12/2020 1:30:00 AM
V for Vendetta: A mask becomes un-Moore'd in time
V for Vendetta is marching in streets from Catalonia to Hong Kong; a centuries old symbol reinvented in the 1982 graphic novel by Alan Moore and David Lloyd, and further popularized by the Wachowski Sisters movie of 2005. Even...
2/26/2020 4:00:00 AM
Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipated Comics Critics
Perfectly choreographed fights against sexists who had it coming! Does DC Entertainment's Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey movie keep the spirit of the beloved comics alive? From the comics to the big screen we've got an expert panel:...
2/17/2020 3:00:00 AM
Watchmen on HBO: Black Wall Street, "Trust In the Law", masks & politics
Victor Luckerson is writing a book about Tulsa's Black Wall Street, which was highlighted by HBO's Watchmen series. Felicia Perez is the Innovation Director at the Center for Story-based Strategy. We team up to look at the real history...
2/8/2020 10:00:00 PM
Jamelle Bouie, Spencer Ackerman: The X-Men at Davos, HoxPox & Dawn of X
New York Times Opinion columnist Jamelle Bouie and Spencer Ackerman, Daily Beast National Security Reporter, join me to talk about the new X-Men series, the ideology of Krakoa and more: ?Magneto as Lenin? Jamelle Bouie ?This is The...
1/26/2020 12:30:00 AM
Martin Luther King, X-Men and Magneto: A Vintage Episode
Our roundtable of historians, cultural critics and comics bloggers came together for a Martin Luther King Day episode 5 years ago. The world of X-Men and criticism has changed since but our panelists rocked and listeners loved it. So...
1/20/2020 7:30:00 PM
Bowie: Stardust, Rayguns & Moonage Daydreams Graphic Novel with Steve Horton
"BOWIE: Stardust, Rayguns & Moonage Daydreams is a graphic novel from legendary artist Mike Allred and writer Steve Horton. It chronicles the rise of David Bowie's career from obscurity to fame; paralleled by the rise and fall of his alter...
1/14/2020 4:30:00 AM
The Mandalorian: Westerns, Samurai Manga and Muppets
What better collapse of the Disney vs auteurism fight then Werner Herzog talking to a Muppet? I'm joined by experts in the show's influences from High Noon to Lone Wolf and Cub. Learn about darksabers and other stuff you missed by not...
1/6/2020 5:00:00 AM
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