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.
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.
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
Miles Morales’ feature film debut is breaking boundaries and winning accolades. Join us for a conversation about:
This most comic book of all comic book movies
“It’s like Obama’s 8 years”
The superpower of invisibility vs hypervisibility
Miles’ charter school (waiting for Spider-Man not Waiting for Superman)
Why did we wait so long for a brown Spider-Man?
“Black Panther meets The Power-Puff Girls”
Osvaldo Oyola teaches writing at New York University and serves on the executive board for the International Comics Art Forum. His blog, The Middle Spaces publishes work on comics, music and culture. You can also find images from and comments on his growing collection of both current and back issues of comics on his tumblr, Notes from Comics Collecting. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Felicia Perez is the Innovation Director at the Center for Story-based Strategy. She’s worked at the United Workers Congress, ACLU of Southern California & was a high school social studies for 12 years in the Los Angeles Unified School District where she was also an active union leader. She reviews films at Lucha’s Flix Picks
Mey Rude is a queer, fat, trans Latina, a writer, a tastemaker and a lover of nerds. She lives in LA and you can find her writing at Autostraddle, Remezcla, them.us and other places. On Twitter @meyrude.
Tea Fougneris 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.
What the old cartoon got right, what the new cartoon got even better
She-ra is a Star Wars but everyone’s a girl
The importance of LGBTQ cartoons for kids
Trope busting characters such as;
A socialist flying horse
Entrapta and her robot Emily
Scorpiana’s particular Mid-Western dyke energy
“Seahawk is pansexual because he loves men, he loves women and he loves the sea”.- Tea
Daredevil was “Born Again” in Season 3 of the Netflix series. From brown-washing the FBI to NY pizza history, questionable journalism to plot significant Abstract Art and Catholic Symbolism as far as your radar can sense. Who better to talk about it all than Pulitzer Award winner Spencer Ackerman, Senior National Security Correspondent for The Daily Beast (and lifelong New Yorker).
On the docket this week: The geeks talk about Stan Lee.
As always, the Alex and Joe can be found on twitter respectively @karcossa and @jc_hesh if you feel the need to tell them they’re wrong individually, or @those2geeks if you want to yell at them together on twitter, or by email at ItsThose2Geeks@gmail.com.
We survived the election to bring you in-depth analysis of the Season 7 finale of The Venture Bros.. Join us for a look at the season’s themes, “Empire Strikes Back vs Barbarella” (only one of them has Terence Stamp playing Dildano) and a whole lot of Guild of Calamitous Intent ritual borrowed from the Masons. Steven Attwell explains who the fuck is Saphrax (and also who’s Hank & Dean’s mom!) and we get into the twin’s psychology again (Jungian and otherwise).
Fair warning: Elana’s knowledge of the Masons largely comes from watching avante-garde filmmaker Matthew Barney’s Cremaster cycle and we both geek out about Alan Moore’s From Hell (which are probably Hammer and Publick’s sources on The Masons anyway).
Matthew Barney as the Entered Apprentice Mason in Cremaster 3
Marvel and Stitcher have announced Marvel’s “Wolverine: The Lost Trail,” marking the second season for the critically-acclaimed scripted podcast series. The 10-episode second season will be available exclusively on Stitcher Premium starting in winter 2019. It will be released widely across all podcast platforms later in the year.
Following the incredible fan reception of Marvel’s “Wolverine: The Long Night,” Richard Armitage will reprise his role as Logan in Marvel’s “Wolverine: The Lost Trail.”
Marvel’s “Wolverine: The Lost Trail” is an epic quest that takes place in the Louisiana bayou. Following the events of Marvel’s “Wolverine: The Long Night,” Logan (Richard Armitage) returns to New Orleans in search of redemption, only to discover that his ex-lover, Maureen is nowhere to be found. And she’s not the only one. Dozens of humans and mutants have gone missing, including the mother of a teenage boy, Marcus Baptiste. With Weapon X in close pursuit, Logan and Marcus must team up and follow a trail of clues that leads them deep into the gothic heart of the bayou, where they encounter biker gangs, Cajun thieves and a world of wonders that defies explanation. It is here that they find Greenhaven — a backwater refuge run by a powerful mutant named Jason Wyngarde.
The show’s cast includes notable actors Bill Irwin as Jason Wyngarde, Bill Heck as Remy LeBeau, and Blair Brown as Bonnie Roach.
Award-winning comic book author Ben Percy, director Brendan Baker sound designer Chloe Prasinos will return the series, produced by Daniel Fink and Chloe Wilson of Marvel and Jenny Radelet of Stitcher.
The first nine episodes of Marvel’s “Wolverine: The Long Night” are now available on all major podcast platforms and devices. Listeners can tune in to the season one finale on Wednesday, November 7.