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The Punisher Season 2 w. Jay Edidin & Tea Fougner: Marvel X-Perts. Listen to the Podcast on Demand

Jay Edidin is half of the podcast Jay and Miles X-Plain the X-Men (“because it’s about time someone did”). He writes comics, short fiction, and narrative nonfiction; and edits comics, transmedia, and genre fiction. Jay was named‘s 2017 Comics Person of the Year for his investigative coverage of harassment issues at D.C. Comics and his work to foster diversity and inclusion in comics culture.

Tea Fougner is the Editorial Director for Comics at King Features Syndicate. When she’s not reading comics for work, she’s reading comics for fun, drawing comics, dressing up as comic book characters, or watching comic adaptations on television.

Graphic Policy (& guests) loved Netflix Punisher S1. Now here’s our take on Season 2…

We X-Plain:

  • Joker and Harley Quinn, Netflix style
  • Which Wolverine sidekick is Amy?
  • The Skull Vs The Mask
  • When You Name Your Episode After Batman: The Killing Joke
  • How Punisher shops for hot dog rolls
  • Comparisons to Mrs. Dalloway and Assault on Precinct 13
  • “Curtis deserves better than the universe he’s stuck in, or any of the people he interacts with.”
  • Punisher comics recommendations and warnings

Captain Marvel Movie: Skrulls are People Too. Listen to the Podcast on Demand.

Captain Marvel merits a conversation that can celebrate it’s feminism and anti-Imperialist themes while criticizing its Air Force propaganda packaging. Queer subtext? 90s throwbacks? We’ve got you covered:

  • Chelsea Manning is Captain Marvel!
  • How we’re shapeshifters (Elana’s essay about feeling like a Skrull for )
  • Monica is the hero
  • “Top Gun is why I almost enlisted, Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is why I didn’t”
  • The meaning of Nick Fury’s Eye
  • Carol and Maria holding the “gayz”

FeliciaPerez is the Innovation Director at the Center for Story-based Strategy. She previously worked at the United Workers Congress, ACLU of Southern California & was a high school social studies for twelve years in the Los Angeles Unified School District where she was also an active union leader and chapter chair for United Teachers of Los Angeles.

Tea Fougner is the Editorial Director for Comics at King Features Syndicate. When she’s not reading comics for work, she’s reading comics for fun, drawing comics, dressing up as comic book characters, or watching comic adaptations on television. Tea is at @TeaberryBlue on everything.

Doom Patrol Episodes 1 & 2: To Doom Patrol or Not to Doom Patrol?

DC‘s new high concept streaming TV series is based on the cult classic comics. The show is exclusively available on DC’s streaming platform DC Universe. Is the show good? Is it worth subscribing to the platform? We discuss the service and the show’s first two episodes in depth (first part is spoiler-free). We also geek out on the brilliant comics that inspired it all and when or how to read them.

  • Mental illness and unrully bodies
  • Doom Patrol: X-Men or Fantastic Four?
  • Negative Man is Green Lantern as horror
  • Worthy usage of a David Bowie song
  • “Dad feels are the new romance”
  • Is Doom Patrol capable of handing it’s queer characters? 
  • Reading the comics while watching the show?

My guests are:

Comic’s retailer and pop culture critic John Arminio@QuasarSniffer on Twitter.

Mark Argent: Resident Doom Patrol-ologist. Who back in High School served as the Virgil to my Dante in the hell of comics fandom. Perhaps this show is their fault. But @mark_argent can’t take it back now. 

Nick Robles: comics artist on drawing Euthanauts, fan art & Rush. Listen to the Podcast

I wanted to be the Adam Hughes of Guys” – Artist Nick Robles discusses drawing wings and tails, the makings of a good pin-up and other professional advice.

Nick Robles is a freelance artist from southern Louisiana.  Self-taught, he works with digital art as his main medium.

He’s been published by BOOM!, IDW, BLACK CROWN, VAULT, DARK HORSE and continues to grow that list with a love for art and creating with passionate storytellers. His most recent book,EUTHANAUTS (with writer TINI HOWARD) has it’s first volume dropping on Feb 27th.

“After a near-death experience, lonely funeral home receptionist Thalia Rosewood is recruited into the Euthanauts, a select group of psychonauts, sick folk, and other intrepid explorers who pass over willingly to determine What Lies Beyond.” 

Nick shares his advice for aspiring artists on things like developing your own style, drawing diverse body types and getting your work out there.

Also on why “drawing Nightwing is relaxing”. For which we are thankful.

Talking with Cartoonist Blue Delliquanti, creator of “Oh Human Star” on Graphic Policy Radio

O Human Star, is a webcomic about a trans robot, the humans who made her and the complex world of robotics and human development they all live in. I interviewed series creator Blue Delliquanti

Blue is the creator of the Prism Award-winning webcomic O Human Star. Blue is also the co-creator of the graphic novel Meal (with Soleil Ho) and The ‘Stan (with David Axe and Kevin Knodell).

We discuss artistic inspiration, transhumanism, robot politics, Rossum’s Universal Robots, Mike Mignola’s influence, queer stories and generation gaps and the unique joy of finding fanart of your work.

Steven Universe Season 5 Finale: “She prefers to be called Steven!”

Brilliant queer television for all ages.

  • Steven Universe is “The First Time I’ve Seen Someone Like Myself on Television”
  • Queer family will heal society
  • White Diamond’s White Hegemony 
  • Neoliberalism is brittle, a false fusion
  • Guests try to convince Elana to watch a mecha anime? 

Ethan Gould is a visual artist and project developer living in Brooklyn. He is a graduate of the Visual Narrative MFA program at SVA, likes to create work about fictional materials and even worse, fictional logistics. He mostly writes about environment as character.

Jameson Hampton is a nonbinary adventurer from Buffalo, NY who wishes they were immortal so they could visit every coffee shop in the world. You may have seen their comics and games criticism in WWAC, Rogues Portal, and Sidequest!

Writer Leah Williams: X-Men, Barbarella/Dejah Thoris & “make it queer”

“I write professional fan fiction. We get paid to do it”

Leah Williams is an American writer originally from Oxford, Mississippi. She writes comics for Marvel, BOOM! Studios, Dynamite Entertainment, and more. Her debut novel was a YA Fantasy book titled The Alchemy of Being Fourteen and she is currently writing its sequel, The Divinity of Hitting Fifteen. Leah has also written nonfiction articles and essays for The Atlantic, Oprah Magazine, and Salon. Visit Leah’s website.

Presenting wisdom on:

  • How fans can most effective say “Make It Gay You Cowards” 
  • Hoarding queer characters for her X-Tremists mini-series
  • Emma Frost’s rules: be ruthless, have tenderness
  • Barbarella/Dejah Thoris is hard scifi with hot queer babes

Graphic Policy Radio Talks The Punisher Season 1 with Sean T Collins

Marvel’s The Punisher Season 2 is coming so at the recommendation of our guest, Graphic Policy Radio finally decided to cover Marvel Netflix The Punisher Season 1.

Sean T. Collins is the co-editor of the comics and art anthology Mirror Mirror II and a critic for the New York TimesRolling Stone, VultureDecider and many other publications.

Can two leftists enjoy a TV show about a character beloved by the “alt-right”? Yes. Stay tuned for:

  • “Reclaiming Punisher for the goths”
  • Frank Castle is Sandor Clegane
  • Micro is Edward Snowden
  • Metallica
  • Punisher fandom explained
  • “Punisher as a symbol for unfettered state violence against people who aren’t white”
  • Season 2 Trailer: exposed!

PS I love Sean’s ASOIAF / Game of Thrones podcast, Boiled Leather Audio Hour. Listen to it!

Graphic Policy Radio Talks The Best Comics of 2018 with Bilal Shelby, Steven Attewell & Alex K Cossa

From comics for kids to adults-only graphic novels, from superheroes– Marvel, DC, Valiant and Lion Forge– to creator-owned Twisted Romance, from slice of life to horror, we read A LOT of comics in 2018. Here are some our favorites! 

Bilal Shelby is a non-binary writer who focuses on queerness in historical and speculative fiction.  

Alex K Cossa is a contributor to Graphic Policy, a lover of Valiant Comics, and a co-host of Those Two Geeks.

Steven Attewell writes about the intersection of history, politics, and pop culture in The People’s History of the Marvel Universe for Graphic Policy. In his day job, He teaches public policy at CUNY’s Murphy Institute for Labor Studies. He is the founder of Race for the Iron Throne. (A must read for Game of Thrones fans)!

We cover Batman, Fence!, loving everything by Vita Ayala, Saladin Ahmed & Gillen/McKelvie, The Rise of the Black Panther, X-Men miniseries, Giant Days, Tomas Giorello and Chris Priest are BACK, the wholesomest queerest OGN for kids and why Jay Edidin is IRL hero of the year and MUCH more. And how to pronounce the K at the end of Ninjak.

The Best TV & Films of 2018 with Valerie Complex, Alexis Latinx Geeks & Bill Scurry

Alexis Sanchezis the creator and co-founder of Latinx Geeks, an online community for latinxs who love all things geeky and pop culture. She is a student by day and geek fangirl by night.

Bill Scurryis a filmmaker and podcaster living New York, with his wife and cat. He’s the co-host of the “I Don’t Get It Podcast,” a frequent contributor to “Wrong Reel” and he’s the founder and proprietor of AmericanCaesar Enterprises.

Valerie Complex is a military veteran turned screenwriter and film critic who loves all movies of all genres.


  • There is no heterosexual explanation for anything in Oceans’ 8
  • Susperia is what a remake should be
  • Insecure shows how to light black actors
  • Star Trek Discovery (“do straight people watch Star Trek?”)
  • BlacKkKlansman on Jewish identity
  • Voltron Hot Takes

Other 2018 TV podcasts: The Venture BrosAdventure TimeDaredevilShe-RaLegion



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