DC Special Podcast: The Joke That Keeps On Killing

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Meanwhile… Mr. Fixit, Illegal Machine, & Diabolu Frank look at the controversial 1988 Batman: The Killing Joke prestige format one-shot that has gone from one of the most revered works of a new wave of mature readers books to a (mostly) direct-to-video animated film and an albatross around the neck of DC’s attempts at outreach to modern women not in refrigerators. While the comic and flick are a touchstone, this is less an individual critique than a debate about the treatment of prominent females in comics. But bro-ier than that sounds. Beyond Alan Moore and Brian Bolland, we also talk Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello, Rafael Albuquerque, and more. We also go broader than Barbara Gordon to other imperiled heroines like Supergirl, Ms. Marvel, Captain Marvel, Cassandra Caine, The Huntress, Bat-Girl, Batwoman, Superwoman, and yes, Sansa Stark. If you’re not up to date with Game of Thrones or Orange Is The New Black, this episode may be even more problematic for you than usual.

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The Marvel Super Heroes Podcast Episode 060

#MarvelSHP Summer Special 2016 featuring X-Men & Julio Iglesias

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Face Front, True Believer! We’re cleaning out the closet with lots of old audio and unaddressed letters in the Mighty Marvel Mail Bag! Illegal Machine, Diabolu Frank, & Mister Fixit are joined by special guests Count Drunkula, The Irredeemable Shag & Pekita Trotamundos! Excelsior!


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DC Special Podcast: Warner Bros.’ Suicide Squad (2016)


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The Marvel Super Heroes Podcast Episode 059

SDCC 2016 411

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Face Front, True Believer! The world renowned San Diego Comic-Con International held its 2016 gathering this weekend before last, and our vociferous speakers Diabolu Frank, Mister Fixit and Illegal Machine have graciously spent an hour and change discussing the scintillating revelations of this momentous occasion in a bonus second episode in as many weeks without jumping to another stream or skipping out entirely for the comic book adaptation faithful, totally free of charge to you! Now you can’t complain that you have nothing to do while standing in line during the Thursday “midnight” debut showing of the most homicidal metahuman motion picture in film history since Batman v Superman, DCEU’s Suicide Squad! How’s that for service, effendi? Excelsior!

  • 01:00 Justice League sizzle reel.
  • 10:39 Wonder Woman first full trailer.
  • 19:19 Doctor Strange final(?) trailer.
  • 31:10 Thor: Ragnarok.
  • 33:50 “Untitled Avengers.”
  • 35:30 Vengeance comes this fall to Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., if by “vengeance” they mean the Latino version of Ghost Rider you forgot existed that didn’t have skeleton breasts and also Inhumans.
  • 39:59 FX’s Legion trailer. Yeah, if it wasn’t for Fixit we’d have completely skipped this one.
  • 44:09 Netflix’s Luke Cage trailer, plus a bit of Daredevil season two.
  • 48:08 Netflix’s Defenders teaser & a smidge of Jessica Jones with Valkyrie v Sif.
  • 53:22 Netflix’s Iron Fist teaser.
  • 56:42 DCEUTV, including Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Powerless.
  • 1:05:50 Random wrap-up comments on The Great Wall & Kong: Skull Island.

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The Marvel Super Heroes Podcast Episode 058

Wild Agents of Marvel- Curtis the Shadow

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Face Front, True Believers! A very belated episode arrives with Curtis joining Frank for a general discussion, including early comics reading, cosmic books, and zombies! Excelsior!

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Comic Reader Résumé #2

Spring Internship 1982

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ré·su·mé [rez-oo-mey, rez-oo-mey]
noun
1. a summing up; summary.
2. a brief written account of personal, educational, and professional qualifications and experience, as that prepared by an applicant for a job.

In Comic Reader Résumé, I use Mike’s Amazing World of Comics to travel back through time via his virtual newsstand to the genesis point of my lifelong collecting of comics. From there, I can offer a “work history” of my fandom. In this second edition, I cover some more general books I had lying around before I actively collected comics, then zero in on purchases made roughly between March-May of 1982. I’m also recycling some years old lo-fi audio recorded when I was doing these things as YouTube videos, so please forgive the mess.

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DC Special: Dawn Of Justice Ultimate Edition

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Meanwhile… Illegal Machine & Mr. Fixit revisit Batman v Superman, this time in the extended length edition favored by the director and joined by Diabolu Frank. Come join us in jeering the DC Extended Universe debuts of Wonder Woman, Cyborg, The Flash and Aquaman while we try to find any peanuts left to pick out of this thoroughly canvassed turd!

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