Podcast 43 – Architecture

ConSequential Podcast 43 - Architecture

Buildings! Pretty great, huh? Personally, we all live in one. One each, this isn’t like Rainbow where we all live in our pyjamas and hang out with a sexually ambiguous hippo. If only. Comics and architecture are natural allies, buildings being where stuff often happens, and comics being images of stuff happening. But there’s more to it than that, and we look at some of the most interesting and informative takes on architecture in comics.

We also go into which each of our favourite metro systems are. Regular listeners will wonder what took us so long, frankly.

We apologise for the noisiness of this episode. Sometimes we just need our air really conditioned. Read On…

Podcast 42 – Travel

ConSequential Podcast 42This week we tackle travel, the subject of a surprising number of comics of surprising breadth. We read a ton of other comics too, and we took some time out of our busy lives to worry if Roger’s penis is haunted. And now we’re taking that time from your life too. Read On…

Glacial Period – Nicolas de Crécy

Have you ever wanted to read At The Mountains of Madness, but with Baroque portraiture instead of shoggoths? How about a meditation on semiotics, historiography, and context, through the eyes (and nose) of a talking dog named after the Hulk?

You have? Then golly does Nicolas de Crécy have a treat for you.

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Glacial Period is de Crécy’s 2005 collaboration with the Louvre, and forms part of a set of 6 or so graphic novels exploring parts of the collection. It takes his feeling that the Louvre could be overwhelming and extrudes that experience to a problem of future archaeology: faced with  interpreting something so unimaginably vast and eclectic, all chains of context lost, would a team of future experts fare any better than a contemporary five year old?

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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