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Steven Universe The Movie: With Musical Theater Geeks

Steven Universe the Movie is Steven Universe The Musical soone of my guests writes musicals: AriDy Nox is a black femme storyteller and social activist with a variety of forward-thinking creative works under her/their belt including the documentary Flawless Feminism, the sci-fi operetta Project Tiresias, and the dark comedy Joy is Dead, as well as others. AriDy creates out of the vehement belief that creating a future in which marginalized peoples are free requires a radical imagination. Ari is a graduate of the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at Tisch School of the Performing Arts at NYU and a beneficiary of the Musical Theater Factory fellowship afrofuturist musical named Metropolis. Klaudia Amenabar is a social media producer, pop culture critic, and occasional audio fiction voice actor. You may know her from her embarrassing Tumblr URL from high school Elphibia for President of Galifery or because she tweets too much about either Star Wars or Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure As https://twitter.com/kaludiasays. This is also the episode wherehttps://twitter.com/Elana_Brooklyncompares Steven Universe’s predicament here to Obama ending Organize for America... "You cant fix all your problems with a song!”What happens when youactually decolonize?Antiracism is something you have to do for the rest of your life

80 MIN1 days ago
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Steven Universe The Movie: With Musical Theater Geeks

Young Justice: Outsiders! With Ahmed Ali Akbar, Ardo Omer & Ben Kahn

#WeAreAllOutsiders! I've got the perfect guests talking about the return of DC's beloved animated series,Young JusticeSeason 3,streaming on DC Universe. Ahmed Ali Akbaris a writer and host of the show “See Something Say Something.” He has worked as Staff Writer at BuzzFeed and has contributed pieces to Netflix, Catapult, Thrillist, Pushkin Industries, and more. He holds a Masters in Islamic Studies from Harvard Divinity School.https://twitter.com/radbrowndads Ardo Omeris a critic and freelance writer whose work can be found in The Comics Journal, Women Write About Comics and more. She's the co-host of the Put A Blurb On It podcast, and has two short comics in the Toronto Comics' Osgoode As Gold anthology and the upcoming Wayward Kindred anthology.https://twitter.com/ArdoOmer Ben Kahnis an Ignatz Award-nominated comics writer. Their previous works include the comics series Heavenly Blues (Scout Comics) and Gryffen: Galaxy’s Most Wanted (SBI Press)https://twitter.com/BenTheKahn Discussed Young Justice is like being on TwitterJustice Society, "The Original Antifa"Missed opportunities withHaloHalo IS a rebuttal to fascismSuperboy learns collective actionThe DCU: Where the UN is really powerful and run by Lex Luthor/Trump“I’m not even mad about Harper Roe?!”https://twitter.com/Elana_Brooklyn

74 MIN1 weeks ago
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Young Justice: Outsiders! With Ahmed Ali Akbar, Ardo Omer & Ben Kahn

She-ra & the Princesses of Power: Seasons 2&3

It's bi-week! Time to talk about She-ra and the Princesses of Power.What with all the queer teen heroes, and their queer parents, and their bi-pride flag coloredhologram mentors and freedom fighting unicorns.Mey Rudereturns for her second dive into the Dreamworks animated series. Mey is a queer, trans and fat Latina living in LA where she works as a trans consultant and a culture and entertainment writer forOut.com. She loves nerds, Judy Hopps and talking about her feelings. And joining for the first time is Samantha Puc! Samantha Puc is an essayist and culture critic who frequently writes about LGBTQ and fat characters in fiction. She is the managing editor at The Beat, as well as the co-creator and editor-in-chief of Fatventure Mag, an outdoors zine for fat folx who are into being active, but not into toxic weight-loss culture. She lives in Montana with her partner and cats. Discussed: Everyone’s dreamgirlHuntaraThe right kind of sympathetic villians"Once Upon a Time in the Waste" is the best episode name everHordakgets a Vader suit---and pathosLooking queer, for the kids! Listen to our coverage of She-ra season 1(and on spotify, itunes etc etc) And sign-up for the new she-ra fanzine, Fans for Etheria, that's a fundraiser for RAICES.

64 MINSEP 18
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She-ra & the Princesses of Power: Seasons 2&3

Daniel Kibblesmith: writing Loki, Colbert & being funny on the Internet

DanielKibblesmithis an Emmy-Nominated writer for The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, and the writer of comics like Marvel's "Loki" (2019), "Black Panther Vs. Deadpool" (2018) and others. He's also the author of picture books like "Santa's Husband" (2017) and the upcoming, "Princess Dinosaur" (2020).He was one of the founding editors of ClickHole (2014) and his humor writing can be seen in places like The New Yorker andMcSweeney's. We talk about the differences between writing humor in comics, TV, movies, andTwitter. Also: The universal appeal of a High School AULoki as a 60 year redemption projectIs Loki immune to woobification?"Like you’re all playing MST3K together but with the entire world"That Low Key t-shirtAhierarchy of 4th wall breaking Check out GraphicPolicy.com for comics news and reviews. And follow @Elana_Brooklyn on Twitter.

63 MINSEP 9
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Daniel Kibblesmith: writing Loki, Colbert & being funny on the Internet

Writer Brenden Fletcher: Motor Crush, Robotech & Isola

Brenden Fletcher is a bestselling writer of comic books and animation. Current projectsinclude the Eisner Award-nominated series ISOLA and MOTOR CRUSH for Image Comics as well as the upcoming ROBOTECH Remix series for Titan. Prevoius work includes:BATGIRL OF BURNSIDE and the YA mystery/adventure series GOTHAM ACADEMY. Learn: Of thecreation of Catball: Nova Honda's cutest robot/cat/ballRobotech already IS a remixCrediting the geniuses behindRobotechMotor Crush Vol 3 goes Terminator (& I'll Be Back)Barbara Gordon fighting gentrificationThe etiquate of fan art aboutcreator owned comicsA possible return for Gotham Academy?Robotech's legacy as a diverse series Listen to our 2015 episode for more from Brenden on hisBatgirl, Black Canary and Gotham Academy runs.

77 MINSEP 3
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Writer Brenden Fletcher: Motor Crush, Robotech & Isola

Superman's Pal, Steve Lieber, Comics Artist

Artist Steve Lieber is one of the funniest artists in superhero comics today and his new series with Matt Fraction, Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen is wild and wonderful.Steve Lieber's comics have been published by DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, Image, Valiant and many others. He’s known for his work on the Eisner-winning Whiteout, a graphic novel adapted by Warner Brothers as a feature film, and for Superior Foes of Spider-Man, an Eisner-nominated cult favorite. His comic The Fix was named Best New Comic of the Year by IGN. Steve is also a founding member of Helioscope, the largest studio of comic book artists in North America. http://helioscopepdx.com/He lives in Portland, Oregon. Find out: Pro tips on making comics funny-- like how creative paneling will kill a jokeJimmy’s outfits are based on Steve’s lawyerWhat a 10 year old Steve madeof the Don Rickles issues of JimmyOlson by Jack Kirby“Social class is everywhere. If it's not coming out in your pictures I’m not sure what you’re drawing”“Humor theory is always terrible.”"I was trained in the state of the art art of the mid 50s" My review of issue 1https://www.comicsbeat.com/review-jimmy-olsen-1/ And here's my interview with Steve 3 years back about his series The Fix and going to The Kubert School of Art.https://graphicpolicy.com/2016/05/29/interview-with-the-fix-artist-steve-lieber/

70 MINAUG 15
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Superman's Pal, Steve Lieber, Comics Artist

Psychedelic space warriors & kitty cats w/ comics writer Carlos Giffoni

Comics writer/musician Carlos Giffonijoins us to talk about his seriesStrayed,a sci fi story about the military industrial complex, staring a pet cat, with artbyJuan Doe, and Space Riders: Vortex of DarknesswithAlexis Ziritt, which is some seriously trippy stuff. At 14 Carlos began singing in a punk bandin his homeland Venezuela. Since then, he has been involved in experimental music with over a dozen releases. He has worked on projects for League of Legends, South Park, Ugly Americans, The Daily Show, and other established properties. He currently lives in LA, with his two cats Viktor and Lou Reed. Hestarted writing comic books a few years ago with two creator-owned series and more on the way.https://twitter.com/carlosgiffoni Don’t worry,the cat is safe!“he’s just under stress”Why we needed to know that the cat would be okOn inheriting an highly personal creator driven comicCasual SpanishHis work in animation industry& I,https://twitter.com/Elana_Brooklynfinally getto talk Hawkwind with someone who cares

55 MINAUG 1
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Psychedelic space warriors & kitty cats w/ comics writer Carlos Giffoni

Spider-Man Far From Home, Ripped from the Headlines

TV writer Tom Ciaccio and Cayden Mak of https://18millionrising.org/webswing by to talk about the latest MCU movie. Wherein we discuss: The Post Blip EconomyWhat makes a Spider-Man storyUnionizing tech workersSeeing the world through weapons colored lensesGive the trans actor lines you cowards!"At every movie now people are always waiting for Sammuel L Jackson to pop out after the credits"Young Justice S3 Cayden Mak is Executive Director at 18MillionRising.org, where he has been rabble-rousing and nerding out in various roles for the past seven years. Outside of work he keeps busy with local organizing projects in Oakland, California, where he lives with his two cats. On Twitter @Cayden Tom Ciaccio is a television writer and producer whose recent credits include truTV’s HACK MY LIFE, Bravo’s THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA, and the forthcoming web series, LO: THE NEW ADVENTURES OF ULTIMATE MAN’S EX-GIRLFRIEND. He grew up in Queens but has yet to be bitten by a radioactive anything. He is on twitter at @tomteevee (and I'mhttps://twitter.com/Elana_Brooklyn)

63 MINJUL 26
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Spider-Man Far From Home, Ripped from the Headlines

Doom Patrol: It's Always Pride on Danny Street

Danny the Street sprang into existence out of the first brick thrown at Stonewall. Facts. We loved Doom Patrol on DC Unlverse streaming and comics writer Ben Kahn & comics retailer John Arminio are hereto tell you why. The Bureau ofNormalcy is ICEYes you should watch Swamp Thing"My face is beat. My look is flawless. And I am dulcet from head to toe. The only thing I am not is scared of you." This covers episodes 3throug the finale. Hear thoughts on episodes 1 and 2:http://bit.ly/doomP1and2 Ben Kahn is a comic book writer based in New York. Their latest series, Gryffen: galaxy's Most Wanted, is their third collaboration with artist Bruno Hidalgo after Shaman and Heavenly Blues. Gryffen is a genderqueer, anti-fascist space opera published by SBI Press exclusively on ComiXology. Heavenly Blues sees a ragtag group of deceased thieves condemned Hell team up to pull the ultimate heist on Heaven. Art also by Bruno Hidalgo. John Arminio is a long-time comic book devotee and retailer who peddles his wares at Comix Connection in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Along with comics, another of his great passions is film, and you can hear him discuss that artistic medium on recent episodes of the podcasts Hellbent for Horror, Film '89, and 26 Movies from Hell. Thank you John for the editing help! And sorry to our listeners for the wait on this.

73 MINJUL 10
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Doom Patrol: It's Always Pride on Danny Street

I am Phoenix Hear Me Roar: Jean Grey of the X-Men from Comics to Screen

Even a bad movie can’t stop the return of the Phoenix! The Phoenix Saga is iconicbut it shouldn't be the only Jean story you know.Josh Wilson of The Fabulist interviews me(Elana) for a change, as we talk about Jean Grey incomics andcartoons. How X-Men #28 made me fall for JeanJack Kirby's Jean is feminist. Stan Lee's is not. (via TheKirby Without Words Tumblr http://bit.ly/KirbyWOwordsJean )The Best Use of Jean’s powers is in New X-MenWe ship the love rectangleRead Josh's full essay about Jean Grey here:https://the-fabulist.org/2019/06/15/dark-phoenix-and-the-persistence-of-jean-greyand as always listen to the real X-perts:https://www.xplainthexmen.com/

51 MINJUN 18
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I am Phoenix Hear Me Roar: Jean Grey of the X-Men from Comics to Screen

Latest Episodes

Steven Universe The Movie: With Musical Theater Geeks

Steven Universe the Movie is Steven Universe The Musical soone of my guests writes musicals: AriDy Nox is a black femme storyteller and social activist with a variety of forward-thinking creative works under her/their belt including the documentary Flawless Feminism, the sci-fi operetta Project Tiresias, and the dark comedy Joy is Dead, as well as others. AriDy creates out of the vehement belief that creating a future in which marginalized peoples are free requires a radical imagination. Ari is a graduate of the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at Tisch School of the Performing Arts at NYU and a beneficiary of the Musical Theater Factory fellowship afrofuturist musical named Metropolis. Klaudia Amenabar is a social media producer, pop culture critic, and occasional audio fiction voice actor. You may know her from her embarrassing Tumblr URL from high school Elphibia for President of Galifery or because she tweets too much about either Star Wars or Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure As https://twitter.com/kaludiasays. This is also the episode wherehttps://twitter.com/Elana_Brooklyncompares Steven Universe’s predicament here to Obama ending Organize for America... "You cant fix all your problems with a song!”What happens when youactually decolonize?Antiracism is something you have to do for the rest of your life

80 MIN1 days ago
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Steven Universe The Movie: With Musical Theater Geeks

Young Justice: Outsiders! With Ahmed Ali Akbar, Ardo Omer & Ben Kahn

#WeAreAllOutsiders! I've got the perfect guests talking about the return of DC's beloved animated series,Young JusticeSeason 3,streaming on DC Universe. Ahmed Ali Akbaris a writer and host of the show “See Something Say Something.” He has worked as Staff Writer at BuzzFeed and has contributed pieces to Netflix, Catapult, Thrillist, Pushkin Industries, and more. He holds a Masters in Islamic Studies from Harvard Divinity School.https://twitter.com/radbrowndads Ardo Omeris a critic and freelance writer whose work can be found in The Comics Journal, Women Write About Comics and more. She's the co-host of the Put A Blurb On It podcast, and has two short comics in the Toronto Comics' Osgoode As Gold anthology and the upcoming Wayward Kindred anthology.https://twitter.com/ArdoOmer Ben Kahnis an Ignatz Award-nominated comics writer. Their previous works include the comics series Heavenly Blues (Scout Comics) and Gryffen: Galaxy’s Most Wanted (SBI Press)https://twitter.com/BenTheKahn Discussed Young Justice is like being on TwitterJustice Society, "The Original Antifa"Missed opportunities withHaloHalo IS a rebuttal to fascismSuperboy learns collective actionThe DCU: Where the UN is really powerful and run by Lex Luthor/Trump“I’m not even mad about Harper Roe?!”https://twitter.com/Elana_Brooklyn

74 MIN1 weeks ago
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Young Justice: Outsiders! With Ahmed Ali Akbar, Ardo Omer & Ben Kahn

She-ra & the Princesses of Power: Seasons 2&3

It's bi-week! Time to talk about She-ra and the Princesses of Power.What with all the queer teen heroes, and their queer parents, and their bi-pride flag coloredhologram mentors and freedom fighting unicorns.Mey Rudereturns for her second dive into the Dreamworks animated series. Mey is a queer, trans and fat Latina living in LA where she works as a trans consultant and a culture and entertainment writer forOut.com. She loves nerds, Judy Hopps and talking about her feelings. And joining for the first time is Samantha Puc! Samantha Puc is an essayist and culture critic who frequently writes about LGBTQ and fat characters in fiction. She is the managing editor at The Beat, as well as the co-creator and editor-in-chief of Fatventure Mag, an outdoors zine for fat folx who are into being active, but not into toxic weight-loss culture. She lives in Montana with her partner and cats. Discussed: Everyone’s dreamgirlHuntaraThe right kind of sympathetic villians"Once Upon a Time in the Waste" is the best episode name everHordakgets a Vader suit---and pathosLooking queer, for the kids! Listen to our coverage of She-ra season 1(and on spotify, itunes etc etc) And sign-up for the new she-ra fanzine, Fans for Etheria, that's a fundraiser for RAICES.

64 MINSEP 18
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She-ra & the Princesses of Power: Seasons 2&3

Daniel Kibblesmith: writing Loki, Colbert & being funny on the Internet

DanielKibblesmithis an Emmy-Nominated writer for The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, and the writer of comics like Marvel's "Loki" (2019), "Black Panther Vs. Deadpool" (2018) and others. He's also the author of picture books like "Santa's Husband" (2017) and the upcoming, "Princess Dinosaur" (2020).He was one of the founding editors of ClickHole (2014) and his humor writing can be seen in places like The New Yorker andMcSweeney's. We talk about the differences between writing humor in comics, TV, movies, andTwitter. Also: The universal appeal of a High School AULoki as a 60 year redemption projectIs Loki immune to woobification?"Like you’re all playing MST3K together but with the entire world"That Low Key t-shirtAhierarchy of 4th wall breaking Check out GraphicPolicy.com for comics news and reviews. And follow @Elana_Brooklyn on Twitter.

63 MINSEP 9
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Daniel Kibblesmith: writing Loki, Colbert & being funny on the Internet

Writer Brenden Fletcher: Motor Crush, Robotech & Isola

Brenden Fletcher is a bestselling writer of comic books and animation. Current projectsinclude the Eisner Award-nominated series ISOLA and MOTOR CRUSH for Image Comics as well as the upcoming ROBOTECH Remix series for Titan. Prevoius work includes:BATGIRL OF BURNSIDE and the YA mystery/adventure series GOTHAM ACADEMY. Learn: Of thecreation of Catball: Nova Honda's cutest robot/cat/ballRobotech already IS a remixCrediting the geniuses behindRobotechMotor Crush Vol 3 goes Terminator (& I'll Be Back)Barbara Gordon fighting gentrificationThe etiquate of fan art aboutcreator owned comicsA possible return for Gotham Academy?Robotech's legacy as a diverse series Listen to our 2015 episode for more from Brenden on hisBatgirl, Black Canary and Gotham Academy runs.

77 MINSEP 3
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Writer Brenden Fletcher: Motor Crush, Robotech & Isola

Superman's Pal, Steve Lieber, Comics Artist

Artist Steve Lieber is one of the funniest artists in superhero comics today and his new series with Matt Fraction, Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen is wild and wonderful.Steve Lieber's comics have been published by DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, Image, Valiant and many others. He’s known for his work on the Eisner-winning Whiteout, a graphic novel adapted by Warner Brothers as a feature film, and for Superior Foes of Spider-Man, an Eisner-nominated cult favorite. His comic The Fix was named Best New Comic of the Year by IGN. Steve is also a founding member of Helioscope, the largest studio of comic book artists in North America. http://helioscopepdx.com/He lives in Portland, Oregon. Find out: Pro tips on making comics funny-- like how creative paneling will kill a jokeJimmy’s outfits are based on Steve’s lawyerWhat a 10 year old Steve madeof the Don Rickles issues of JimmyOlson by Jack Kirby“Social class is everywhere. If it's not coming out in your pictures I’m not sure what you’re drawing”“Humor theory is always terrible.”"I was trained in the state of the art art of the mid 50s" My review of issue 1https://www.comicsbeat.com/review-jimmy-olsen-1/ And here's my interview with Steve 3 years back about his series The Fix and going to The Kubert School of Art.https://graphicpolicy.com/2016/05/29/interview-with-the-fix-artist-steve-lieber/

70 MINAUG 15
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Superman's Pal, Steve Lieber, Comics Artist

Psychedelic space warriors & kitty cats w/ comics writer Carlos Giffoni

Comics writer/musician Carlos Giffonijoins us to talk about his seriesStrayed,a sci fi story about the military industrial complex, staring a pet cat, with artbyJuan Doe, and Space Riders: Vortex of DarknesswithAlexis Ziritt, which is some seriously trippy stuff. At 14 Carlos began singing in a punk bandin his homeland Venezuela. Since then, he has been involved in experimental music with over a dozen releases. He has worked on projects for League of Legends, South Park, Ugly Americans, The Daily Show, and other established properties. He currently lives in LA, with his two cats Viktor and Lou Reed. Hestarted writing comic books a few years ago with two creator-owned series and more on the way.https://twitter.com/carlosgiffoni Don’t worry,the cat is safe!“he’s just under stress”Why we needed to know that the cat would be okOn inheriting an highly personal creator driven comicCasual SpanishHis work in animation industry& I,https://twitter.com/Elana_Brooklynfinally getto talk Hawkwind with someone who cares

55 MINAUG 1
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Psychedelic space warriors & kitty cats w/ comics writer Carlos Giffoni

Spider-Man Far From Home, Ripped from the Headlines

TV writer Tom Ciaccio and Cayden Mak of https://18millionrising.org/webswing by to talk about the latest MCU movie. Wherein we discuss: The Post Blip EconomyWhat makes a Spider-Man storyUnionizing tech workersSeeing the world through weapons colored lensesGive the trans actor lines you cowards!"At every movie now people are always waiting for Sammuel L Jackson to pop out after the credits"Young Justice S3 Cayden Mak is Executive Director at 18MillionRising.org, where he has been rabble-rousing and nerding out in various roles for the past seven years. Outside of work he keeps busy with local organizing projects in Oakland, California, where he lives with his two cats. On Twitter @Cayden Tom Ciaccio is a television writer and producer whose recent credits include truTV’s HACK MY LIFE, Bravo’s THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA, and the forthcoming web series, LO: THE NEW ADVENTURES OF ULTIMATE MAN’S EX-GIRLFRIEND. He grew up in Queens but has yet to be bitten by a radioactive anything. He is on twitter at @tomteevee (and I'mhttps://twitter.com/Elana_Brooklyn)

63 MINJUL 26
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Spider-Man Far From Home, Ripped from the Headlines

Doom Patrol: It's Always Pride on Danny Street

Danny the Street sprang into existence out of the first brick thrown at Stonewall. Facts. We loved Doom Patrol on DC Unlverse streaming and comics writer Ben Kahn & comics retailer John Arminio are hereto tell you why. The Bureau ofNormalcy is ICEYes you should watch Swamp Thing"My face is beat. My look is flawless. And I am dulcet from head to toe. The only thing I am not is scared of you." This covers episodes 3throug the finale. Hear thoughts on episodes 1 and 2:http://bit.ly/doomP1and2 Ben Kahn is a comic book writer based in New York. Their latest series, Gryffen: galaxy's Most Wanted, is their third collaboration with artist Bruno Hidalgo after Shaman and Heavenly Blues. Gryffen is a genderqueer, anti-fascist space opera published by SBI Press exclusively on ComiXology. Heavenly Blues sees a ragtag group of deceased thieves condemned Hell team up to pull the ultimate heist on Heaven. Art also by Bruno Hidalgo. John Arminio is a long-time comic book devotee and retailer who peddles his wares at Comix Connection in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Along with comics, another of his great passions is film, and you can hear him discuss that artistic medium on recent episodes of the podcasts Hellbent for Horror, Film '89, and 26 Movies from Hell. Thank you John for the editing help! And sorry to our listeners for the wait on this.

73 MINJUL 10
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Doom Patrol: It's Always Pride on Danny Street

I am Phoenix Hear Me Roar: Jean Grey of the X-Men from Comics to Screen

Even a bad movie can’t stop the return of the Phoenix! The Phoenix Saga is iconicbut it shouldn't be the only Jean story you know.Josh Wilson of The Fabulist interviews me(Elana) for a change, as we talk about Jean Grey incomics andcartoons. How X-Men #28 made me fall for JeanJack Kirby's Jean is feminist. Stan Lee's is not. (via TheKirby Without Words Tumblr http://bit.ly/KirbyWOwordsJean )The Best Use of Jean’s powers is in New X-MenWe ship the love rectangleRead Josh's full essay about Jean Grey here:https://the-fabulist.org/2019/06/15/dark-phoenix-and-the-persistence-of-jean-greyand as always listen to the real X-perts:https://www.xplainthexmen.com/

51 MINJUN 18
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I am Phoenix Hear Me Roar: Jean Grey of the X-Men from Comics to Screen