Podcast! The Comics, Episode 183 – I Wish You Had Drowned

Contains the recounting of tears.

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Podcast! The Comics, Episode 182 – TV Show In Pieces

Contains TV criticism!

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Podcast! The Comics, Episode 181 – Those Last 20 Minutes Tho

Contains some real talk.

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This week, the boys get together to catch up after a week off, as James insisted to Brandon that “in the middle of moving” is not a good time to record a podcast and gave him the night off, before promising that he’d “figure something out,” which turned out to be “nothing.”  James talks watching a 5.5h Bollywood movie with the hosts of Bollywood Is For Lovers (@bollywoodpod) and they settle down to discuss the most recent episode of Gravity Falls and the season premiere of The Mind of a Chef.  Then they talk about some comics, and then things get real.

You may have noticed a discussion about the announcement of Marvel’s Red Wolf solo series last week and the controversy around it.  You may have also noticed that DC canceled their book with an aboriginal character in it.  James has some emotional thoughts about these announcements, the overall landscape of indigeneity in comics, and getting burnt out on bad news.

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Podcast! The Comics, Episode 180 – Minnesota White Talk with Sam Humphries

Contains our favourite guest!

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On 1872 #1

When I wrote about Marvel’s 1872, the character of Red Wolf and the message sent by his costume in the All New, All Different Marvel promotional image, the line from Marvel afterward was pretty easy to parse.  Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso defended the image due to 1872’s old west setting, and encouraged people to wait for the book itself to judge it.  Editor and Senior Vice President of Publishing Tom Brevoort was more direct, saying that instead of “judging wildly from a bit of promotional art,” people should “read the story” instead.  And while I think “tell people to give us money before we’ll engage in dialogue” isn’t necessarily a great response to that kind of thing, I took them up on it.  I waited.  1872 #1 came out this week, and I read it.

So let’s have that dialogue.

Podcast! The Comics, Episode 172 – RoboBogie Talk with Matt Wilson

Contains a debate about what counts as Canadian!

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Podcast! The Comics, Episode 167 and a Half: Bonus Content

Contains no Brandon.

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This Column Has Seven Days #058 // “Baby, You’ve Got A Stew Going!”

This week has been full of sleep deprivation and adventure, and I am not ashamed to say that the column is going to be a shorter one this week. That’s okay, though, because I have put together a strange gumbo featuring feminism, Batman, and Hollywood musicals.  Sometimes it’s awesome being me.