Posts Tagged ‘Grant Morrison’

Podcast 72 – Gods

ConSequential Podcast Episode 72 - Gods

Don’t call it a GodCast.

Actually don’t, that sounded far better in my head. We’re talking gods and mythology in comics, with drive-by reviewing of Hamish Steele’s Pantheon, a revisit of The Wicked and the Divine, and a bunch of other stuff along the way because we’re good to ya.

Benevolent, even. Read On…

Podcast 46 – Comics Continuity (Where To Start With Marvel and DC)

ConSequential Podcast 46 - Comics Continuity

Do you want to get started reading the lycra-clad adventures that Marvel and DC peddle, but you’re put off by the huge gnarled continuity that has built up over the best part of a century? Batman, X-Men, Superman – all have accreted a vast mythology full of plot holes, reboots, crises many and various, but fear not – we’re here to help with some surefire techniques to get you past the initial confusion, and to make sure you find the good stuff. Read On…

Podcast 36 – Sci Fi Roundup

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 Episode 27 – Violence (For Real This Time)

ConSequential Podcast Episode 27 - Violence

Comics have always been violent, and while early comics broadly focussed on Hitler getting punched on the jaw or lovesick cats being pelted with bricks, extreme violence has gone through peaks and troughs and sparked the odd moral panic along the way. We look at how violence is portrayed in comics, and where it works and doesn’t. Read On…

Reading Around Comics – The Best Comics Reference Books

If you’ve ever had the nagging sensation you’re not getting something in comics, or you just want to know more about a broad and complex range of books, genres, characters and creators, you’re certainly not alone. Here to help is a list of the best books to help get to grips with all of the above.

To make this list as broad as possible, I’ve mostly stayed away from books on creating comics – this will be a separate post further down the line. This will focus on comics theory, history, and some broad reference books. A list like this can never be comprehensive – if you think I’ve missed something, leave a comment or shout at us on Twitter. Read On…

The Subtle Art of the Reboot

Swamp Thing Reboot WingsLong-term comic readers, at least those who read the superhero output from Marvel and DC, will be used to the ground shifting under their feet. New readers are vital to the industry, bringing in new money, but the long-term readers reliably provide cash as well, and have huge emotional and financial investments in the characters and universes they enjoy. Surely there must be a way to satisfy these new readers, with a cursory notion of the characters and a need for a gentle introduction to a complex, long-running storyline, and still keep those older fans and their prolonged engagement with those characters, stories, and creators?

Read On…