Podcast 38 – Our Secret Shame

ConSequential Podcast 38 - Our Secret ShameNo matter how well read you are (and we’re all amazingly well-read, clearly), there are always blind spots. We talk about the big hoary beast comics that we’ve been avoiding, tell you why, and vow to go away and improve ourselves. It’s going to be a journey.

But hey, it’s not all brutal introspection. We also talk about a ton of exciting new comics!

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Podcast Special: Daredevil

ConSequential Podcast Special - DaredevilWith Daredevil on screens courtesy of Netflix, we take a look at the convoluted history of the character and pick out the must-read comics. Also: superheroes in gritty crime drama – can they have their cape and eat it too?

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So then, welcome to a timely (by our standards) and compact (by our standards) guide to The Man Without Fear.
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Podcast 37 – Queerness In Mainstream Comics

ConSequential Podcast 37 - Queerness in Mainstream Comics

While independent comics are a home for diverse creators and stories, the mainstream hasn’t dealt so well with representing a range of races, sexualities, viewpoints or much beyond white people hitting other white people.

We shout about this for a while. Maybe we figure out how to solve it? (SPOILERS: NO JUST YELLING)

Also: nitrous huffing teens! Lucy gets angry at Young Avengers! Sass! Read On…

Podcast 36 – Sci Fi Roundup

Podcast Episode 35: Indie Comics Roundup (Sort Of)

ConSequential Podcast Episode 35 - Indie Comics Roundup

This week is a roundup of indie comics – coincidentally about 90% of what we were reading anyway. Think of us as Newsnight Review for comics, if Bonnie Greer was shitfaced and Tom Paulin had figured out how to hide his obvious depression behind overlong foul-mouthed tirades. What’s that? You already do? Excellent! Let’s crack on. Read On…

Podcast Episode 34: Smut

ConSequential Podcast 34 - Smut! (Porn)Or pornographic comics, if you’re nasty. We take a broad overview of smutty books, try not to say anything too awful about Sonic The Hedgehog fan art, and rate various pornoglyphs on “wankability”. Or Roger does. He’s very forward. Read On…

Podcast Episode 33: She Makes Comics

ConSequential Podcast 33

This week we watched Marissa Stotter’s documentary She Makes Comics, a history of women in comics creation and fandom. We also run down some recent comics that we’ve been reading.

I’ve got to level with you, Lucy says “anus” repeatedly in this episode for no discernible reason. Also you can find out what swimming certificates we each have. Shall we? Read On…

Podcast 32 – Agony Ant-Man

ConSequential Podcast 32 - Agony Ant-Man

This week we’re giving something back to the people. As Agony Ant-Man, we take listener questions and pump out good advice and comics-related wisdom at a frankly disturbing volume. As in quantity. If it’s too loud, turn it down. We can’t do everything for you. Read On…

Podcast 31 – The Wicked And The Divine

The Wicked And The Divine

This week we try to give you a Cliff’s Notes on mythology and a bit of a close reading of The Wicked and the Divine, and we would have got away with it too if it weren’t for those pesky booze-sodden minds. Read On…

The Gods of The Wicked and the Divine and Performative Identity

One of the big themes of The Wicked and the Divine at this point is performative identity. The gods are a big part of this – they are the person they were before they joined the pantheon, a pop star, and an existing god. What that means though is not clear – and many of the gods take on more than one form.

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Our most recent podcast talks about WicDiv, and in what’s a bit of a mammoth post, we’ve looked at the gods’ background, who they are, who they were, what they do, and some of what it might mean.

Dave gets his myth on, and Roger talks performance…

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