Bri Rudd's back to talk about her favorite X-Man, Jubilee. Fireworks vs plasma vs vampire vs baby, the perils of being an unapologetic teenage girl, the Robin to Wolverine's Batman, and the relative merits of various girl/girl ships. We're both being very careful not get our hopes up about X-Men movies.
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Art Student Megan Nielsen is on the show to talk about their favorite superhero, Aquaman. The ebb and flow of soft reboots, blue costumes, hook hands, the tragedy of Aquababy, and the problem with Dolphin. Black Manta is the evilest, but Garth is the worst.
Actual superhero mom Elizabeth Ferguson Keathley is here to discuss Alias and The Pulse, the Marvel comic books that introduced the world to soon-to-be TV star Jessica Jones. The ethics of finding Captain America's sex tape, the only good Ant-Man, more than one kind of runaway, and the perils of superhero motherhood.
Writer and reader Bilal Shelby is on the show to talk about Storm of the X-Men, the most prominent black female superhero in comics. Ororo Munro as a metaphor for the African diaspora, as the most super-heroic of the X-Men, as one of comics' most recognizable subtextual bisexuals, and as a poorly served movie character.
Writer and podcaster Graeme McMillan has a lot to say about Jack Kirby, and for that matter so does Elle. Subtopics include Fantastic Four, New Gods, OMAC, The Eternals, Captain America and the Falcon, Big Barda, and more, plus a bonus consideration of Steve Ditko.
If this episode leaves you hungry for Kirby comics, you can go to Comixology right this minute and pick up OMAC #1, the beginning of his gonzo Captain America run, the Devil Dinosaur story where the aliens show up, or the best stand-alone issue of Fantastic Four.
Writer and podcaster Matt D. Wilson is on the show to talk about his favorite super-hero, Spider-Man. Ditko vs. Romita! Maguire vs. Garfield! Dr. Octopus vs. Green Goblin! Lady Octopus vs. Lady Stiltman! An appreciation of Anna Maria Marconi, and questions from Twitter too.