Deconstructing the Superhero
In this episode, we deconstruct the superhero in comics, Molly discusses alien STD’s, Daniel defends Batman’s Sanity, and Dean comes up with a supervillainous plot to overthrow of the podcast!
Defining the Superhero
“HomeDepot presents, Superman!”
6:00: The Filth, Grant Morrison
“Bold of you to assume Batman is mentally stable!”
Greg Feely is a “dodgy bachelor” living a quiet life in London alone with his elderly cat. Everything changes when a strange woman named Miami Nil confronts him. She informs him that “Greg Feely” is actually a “para-personality”–in effect, a secret identity–and that he is in fact Ned Slade, the top agent for an organization called the Hand, a group of extra-dimensional agents who need Greg/Ned back in action!
16:00: The Boys, Garth Ennis (Author), Darick Robertson (Illustrator, Artist), Tony Avina (Artist)
“The Boys are back in town!”
Dynamite Entertainment is proud to welcome Gath Ennis and Darick Robertson’s The Boys as they present the first trade paperback collection of the comic book series everyone is talking about!! Collecting the first 6 issues of the controversial new series from PREACHER writer Garth Ennis and artist Darick Robertson (TRANSMETROPOLITAN)! Don’t miss this dark, twisted look at superpowers, super – people, and the men and women who make sure the world’s “heroes” never go too far. Also features an introuction from writer, actor and producer Simon Pegg, the creator and star of Shaun of the Dead, Spaced and the upcoming Hot Fuzz! Recommended for Mature Readers
25:16: Empowered, Adam Warren
“The genre is ‘no-confidence dweeb'”
Not only is costumed crimefighter “Empowered” saddled with a less-than-ideal superhero name, but she wears a skintight and cruelly revealing “supersuit” that only magnifies her body-image insecurities. Worse yet, the suit’s unreliable powers are prone to failure, repeatedly leaving her in appallingly distressing situations… and giving her a shameful reputation as the lamest “cape” in the masks-and-tights business. Nonetheless, she pluckily braves the ordeals of her bottom-rung superheroic life with the help of her “thugalicious” boyfriend (and former Witless Minion) and her hard-drinking ninja girlfriend, not to mention the supervillainous advice from the caged alien demonlord watching DVDs from atop her coffee table . . .
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