Axel-In-Charge: Extending "Secret Wars," Excitement for a "Totally Awesome Hulk"
Inside this episode!
We begin with a review of Robbie Thompson, Stacey Lee, and Ian Herring’s Silk #1 We’ve also got a review of Bitch Planet #3 by Kelly Sue DeConnick, Robert Wilson IV, and Cris Peter. Then we have a very special guest, former 3rd chick, Maddy Beaupre return to the cast to talk shop. She hasn’t been reading many comics of late (the reason she had to leave in the first place) but we catch up on lots of comic-based TV shows, especially Gotham. We talk a little bit about the upcoming Jem and The Holograms #1 (written by yours truly!) and the free 4-page preview just went up last week. You can read it here! Last, but not least, in the wrap up, Sue gives a delicious dramatic reading!
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This past year with The Walking Dead continuing its ratings domination, the high profile debut of Agents of Shield, and Arrow getting a good deal of praise as it upped its game, it kind of felt like comics were really taking over TV a little bit, especially with all the gossip about books (and concepts) that were being considered and optioned. But if I’m counting correctly in the next year (or so) we’re looking at about
EIGHTEEN NINETEEN ongoing shows adapted from comics (and that doesn’t include three mini-series for Syfy, or the Netflix Defenders mini-series “event”, or the Heroes Reborn nonsense).
That is INSANE. From about three properties to
Wow. So very little is known about most these new shows. We’ve seen a trailer for GOTHAM and we got a trailer for CONSTANTINE this week and we’ve seen casting and teasers for a few more shows. Right now, most are big question marks, but based on what we know, let’s take a look at them. To make things more fun, I’ll rate my interest level via the official* Taco Bell Rating System.
I often find myself in arguments about Catwoman: who played the best Selina Kyle in movies and who writes her the best in comics. I talk about her a lot. I mean, a lot. I’ve developed a really deep love for her as a character because she has never been easily pinned down or definable. She holds a special place for me because as a female character, she holds a lot of power for progressive and offensive representation and thought. She is not easily definable as good or bad, and this tension provides the room for her to become something more than just Batman’s love interest or Gotham’s ultimate femme fatale.
While I’ve felt this way about Catwoman in many different instances, Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale’s Catwoman: When In Rome really hits the nail on the head for me. It raises — whether intentionally or not — all these questions about Selina’s identity, but also the role of Catwoman as a feminist character in a world rife with problems when it comes to writing and representing women. Warning, I’m absolutely going to be spoiling the heck out of this run.
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