Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 165: DC Comics, Life Reassessment and Pills

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  • Intro (0:00), Books – See List Below (10:48), Mail #1 (1:33:28), Marvel Minute – Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #300 (1:54:09), Mail #2 (3:26:06), Mail #3 (4:46:14), Rant and Raves (6:44:41), Vermillion’s Visions – Wayward Vol 1 (7:42:39), Jeremy’s Crossover Corner – The Ruff & Reddy Show #5 (7:59:37)

 

  • DC Books Reviewed: Detective Comics #975 (13:15), Action Comics #998 (1:00:03), Blue Beetle #18 (1:20:04), Wonder Woman #41 (2:17:19), Flash #41 (2:33:21), Justice League of America #25 (3:01:26), Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #39 (3:56:43), Suicide Squad #36 (4:10:47), Batgirl #20 (4:24:40), The Demon: Hell is Earth #4 (5:17:59), Teen Titans #17 (5:40:15), Raven: Daughter of Darkness #2 (6:00:35), Milk Wars: Doom Patrol/JLA Special #1 (6:19:39), Batman Beyond #17 (8:25:32), The Silencer #2 (8:48:16)

 

 

Super Hero Speak – #247: Patrick Trahey

This week the guys sit down with Patrick Trahey creator of The XII. In a post apocalyptic world, Caleb has kept his family alive for fifteen years by squeezing out meager crops from a desolate plot of land. Caleb does everything in his power to protect his family, but all along a secretive group known as The XII have had their eyes on him, and Caleb is forced to face the cruel truth that if he wants to keep his family safe, he will have to play by The XII’s rules. Patrick talks to the guys about The XII and the creative process. All this and more in this episode!

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Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 162: DC Comics, Batman and Eric’s Chatterbate Rules

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  • Intro (0:00), Rant and Raves (11:10), Mail #1 (43:29), Books – See List Below (55:51), Mail #2 (2:11:19), Marvel Minute – X-Men Red #1 (2:21:07), Mail #3 (3:41:07), Mail #4 (4:48:53), Vermillion’s Visions – Rock Candy Mountain Vol 1 (5:00:07), Jeremy’s Crossover Corner – The Shadow/Batman #5, Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles #2 & Dastardly And Muttley #6 (5:14:53), Mail #5 (6:13:16)

 

  • DC Books Reviewed: Batman #40 (58:02), Batman: White Knight #5 (1:22:20), Nightwing #38 (1:46:15), Green Lanterns #40 (2:34:57), Green Arrow #37 (2:54:50), Justice League #38 (3:18:56), Harley Quinn #37 (3:48:12), Black Lightning: Cold Dead Hands #4 (4:06:27), Milk Wars: Mother Panic/Batman Special #1 (4:30:31), Deathstroke #28 (6:21:19), Bane: Conquest #9 (7:00:37)

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 161: DC Comics, Annuals Week and Joaquin Phoenix – Man or Monster?

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  • Intro (0:00), Rant and Raves (10:41), Mail #1 (1:01:12), Books – See List Below (1:36:46), Mail #2 (4:02:35), Marvel Minute – Punisher: The Platoon #5 (4:47:27), Mail #3 (6:15:32), Vermillion’s Visions – Autumnlands Vol #1 (6:49:44), Mail #4 – Extra Edition (7:05:06)

 

  • DC Comics Reviewed: Dark Nights: Metal #5 (1:45:33), Flash Annual #1 (2:39:43), Deathstroke Annual #1 (3:26:00), Harley Quinn #36 (5:22:44), Milk Wars: JLA/Doom Patrol Special #1 (5:48:08)

 

  • Keywords: Comics, Comic Books, Comic Book Podcast, Comics Podcast, Batman, Superman, DC Comics, Wonder Woman, Justice League, Podcast, Comic Book, superhero, superhero podcast, DCU, DC YOU, dc rebirth, dc comics rebirth, batman rebirth, superman rebirth, green arrow rebirth, green lantern rebirth, New 52, Supergirl, Superboy

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 160: DC Comics, Batman, Superman & Wrong Turn Alexa

Check out our Patreon.  For as little as $1 a month, you can help support the podcast! This week’s Patreon Spotlight: Doomsday Clock #3 & Raven: Daughter of Darkness #1

  • Intro (0:00), Rant and Raves #1 (9:13), Mail #1 (46:52), Books – See List Below (1:08:30), Mail #2 (2:17:57), Marvel Minute – Marvel Two-In-One #2 (2:32:34), Mail #3 (4:12:01), Mail #4 (5:48:57), Rant and Raves #2 (7:16:20), Vermillion’s Visions – Welcome Back Vol 1 (7:52:37), Jeremy’s Crossover Corner – The Ruff & Reddy Show #4 & Wild Storm #11 (8:07:05), Mail #5 (8:47:18)
  • DC Books Reviewed: Detective Comics #973 (1:13:07), Action Comics #996 (1:40:16), Nightwing: The New Order #6 (1:55:02), Wonder Woman #39 (2:57:52), Flash #39 (3:18:28), Justice League of America #23 (3:38:58),  Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #37 (4:42:14), Suicide Squad #34 (4:58:30), Batgirl #19 (5:17:42), Hellblazer #18 (6:09:59), The Demon: Hell is Earth #3 (6:31:18), Doom Patrol #10 (6:53:11), Batman Beyond #16 (9:03:25), Blue Beetle #17 (9:20:26)
  • Keywords: Comics, Comic Books, Comic Book Podcast, Comics Podcast, Batman, Superman, DC Comics, Wonder Woman, Justice League, Podcast, Comic Book, superhero, superhero podcast, DCU, DC YOU, dc rebirth, dc comics rebirth, batman rebirth, superman rebirth, green arrow rebirth, green lantern rebirth, New 52, Supergirl, Superboy

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Spotlight: Batman #39

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Weird Science DC Comics Best of 2017 Awards Show

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Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 157: DC Comics, Sick Days and Robot Takeover

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Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Spotlight: Hawkman Found #1

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Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 155: DC Comics. Metal, Batman and Disgusting Sandwiches

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Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 154: DC Comics, Flash, Booster Gold and Casseroles

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ComicsVerse Podcast Episode 98: Emma Dumont of THE GIFTED on FOX Talks About Playing Polaris

source: https://comicsverse.com/episode-98-emma-dumont-interview/

“I am Polaris.” Words I never expected to hear my whole life. I didn’t even expect to hear it when I spoke with Emma Dumont who plays Polaris (aka Lorna Dane) on Fox’s THE GIFTED.

Polaris’s Journey

I picked up my first X-Men comic by the time I turned seven years old. Polaris (aka Lorna Dane) almost instantly earned a spot on my favorites list. She persevered through witnessing a genocide, her fiance abandoning her at the altar, being possessed by a psychic vampire, the list goes on and on. Despite her difficult journey, at the core of Lorna Dane’s personality lies the naked struggle for a human being to survive, to persevere and thrive.

Episode 96: Investigating X-Men’s Polaris in Comics and Fox’s THE GIFTED

Polaris’s story is universal. We have all experienced it one time or another. Unfortunately for some, they experience these downturns a lot more than most. For more than thirty years, I imagined what the experience of meeting Lorna Dane might feel like. This Emma Dumont interview granted me that wish, a wish I never fathomed would become reality.

Emma Dumont Researched the $%@& out of Lorna Dane!

Once, a friend described comic book fandom as similar to the NRA. I wish he was 100% wrong. We’re all too aware the national conversation has descended into the gutter. It somehow managed to seep its way into comic book culture, a medium sprung out of oppression. In the past, comic book fans criticized movie counterparts from their favorite comics harshly. On occasion, cause exists when an actor’s disdain for portraying a comic book character is obvious. In the case of Emma Dumont, nothing could be further from the truth.

Recently, ComicsVerse conducted a two-hour podcast all about Lorna Dane (aka Polaris). I, personally, re-read over 200 issues in the months preceding the podcast. Before our interview started, I meant to ask if Emma had read any comics with Polaris in them. I felt so nervous that I forgot to ask. Not too long into the conversation, I realized Emma was as versed, if not more, in all the comics featuring Polaris we read, every comic book reader’s dream when it comes to how they want actors to approach their favorite characters!

THE GIFTED: Emma Dumont in the "got your siX" episode of THE GIFTED airing Monday, Nov. 6 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Eliza Morse/FOX

THE GIFTED: Emma Dumont in the “got your siX” episode of THE GIFTED airing Monday, Nov. 6 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Eliza Morse/FOX

Emma Dumont, the Artist

I often caught myself talking too much during the interview. Please accept my apologies in advance. Talking with Emma felt so natural, like talking with any number of my good female friends. Just when I thought things couldn’t get more awesome, something profound happened. We gave it lip service several times in the interview.

However, experiencing this felt so different than simply knowing it. Emma Dumont committed herself so intensely to the role of Lorna Dane that differences between them ceased to exist. I’m not hyperbolizing. I bore witness to art in its purest form — an artist sitting in their truth with their need overlapping their character’s need. It wasn’t a scene. Emma certainly wasn’t acting, and that didn’t take anything away from the experience.

Emotional Truths

Hollywood too often stinks of bullshit and huge egos. Emma Dumont’s humility and sense of self appear to allow her to create art on network television. Emma doesn’t hold any punches when it comes to expressing her fear that THE GIFTED too closely resembles life under the Trump Administration for minorities. Referring to herself as a privileged white girl, she states her plight.

Emma Dumont’s goal is for people to understand how closely the discrimination and oppression her character experiences in THE GIFTED is real for too many people. Emma’s commitment to understanding something she says she hasn’t experienced makes her goal even nobler. However, after discussing her history in more detail, Emma felt like an outcast growing up too.

THE GIFTED After Show Episode 1: The Gift Gets Real

What we are privy to in Emma Dumont’s portrayal of Polaris is nothing short of lucky. As the audience, we get to experience Emma struggling in a world that discriminates and judges. Every week, we get to see her live in her pain. The world isn’t safe for everyone. Emma Dumont wants us to know that so fiercely she surrenders her comfort and emotional armor in order for us to see what its like for people who have it worse than we do. In sacrificing that, Lorna Dane becomes even more of a living breathing human being.

THE GIFTED: Emma Dumont and Sean Teale in the "boXed In" airing Monday, Oct. 30 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Guy D'Alema/FOX

THE GIFTED: Emma Dumont and Sean Teale in the “boXed In” airing Monday, Oct. 30 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Guy D’Alema/FOX

Emma Dumont: “I am Polaris”

I grew up with Polaris as part of my life, and I care deeply about her character’s portrayal in comics and on the screen. I feel connected with her journey, and I meant it in the interview when I said Emma Dumont is the Polaris X-Men fans have been waiting for. My only regret is not telling Emma she’s the artist Polaris has been waiting for.

Emma Dumont isn’t kidding when she says “I am Polaris.”

I went into the interview knowing Polaris is a superhero. By the time the interview finished, I left knowing Emma Dumont is a superhero too.

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source: https://comicsverse.com/episode-98-emma-dumont-interview/

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 153: DC Comics, Batman, Superman and Children Problems

Jim and Eric talk about a ton of books as well as how Dancing Mike made the right decision by not having kids.  Branden seems to agree at the end of the Marvel Minute as well! Continue reading

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 152: DC Comics, Annuals Week and Wrong Turn Soundboard

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Weird Science DC Comics New 52 Review Ep 19: Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. Vol. 1: War of the Monsters

Check out our Patreon.  Right now, you can listen to the next two episodes of the New 52 Review: Static Shock Vol 1 Part 1 & Static Shock Vol 1 Part 2.