Podcast 41 – Warren Ellis’ Spies

ConSequential Podcast 41 - Warren Ellis' SpiesIn the run-up to Warren Ellis’ James Bond comics launch, we look at the espionage highlights of Weird Uncle Warren. The man writes about the fallout and faded glory of the intelligence agencies with a weird panache. Plus new releases and the end of Hawkeye, because we’re good to ya. Read On…

Podcast 40 – Shiny! New!

ConSequential Podcast 40 - Shiny and NewRoger and Dave find themselves alone again this week, but rather than fighting to the death with sexy blades, they’ve thrown themselves into a vast raft of new releases (issue 1s and new trades) for your edification and amusement. If that’s not enough, they still find time to get themselves a-frothy over Image Expo and the upcoming goodness. Onwards! Read On…

Podcast 39 – Shame Revisited

ConSequential Podcast 39 - Eating Our Shame

We return, having read those classics of the comics canon that we had shamefully missed out on, deliver our reports, and discuss whether a critical canon is even a useful thing.

Also: find out our thoughts on whether or not we’d shelter Nazi war criminals! What happens when there should be a human femur in a box but then you can’t find femurs? Drinking with Tom Paulin! Other things!

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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…