This week we’re featuring stories on the LOVE IS LOVE comic release, THE UNQUOTABLE TRUMP, and the end of DC’s JUSTICE LEAGUE VS SUICIDE SQUAD. The LOVE IS LOVE comic is a collection of stories relating to the Pulse nightclub shooting and LGBTQIA+ issues, THE UNQUOTABLE TRUMP is Artist Robert Sikoryak’s blog where he has turned President Trump and his controversial quotes into covers of iconic comic books, and DC’s JUSTICE LEAGUE VS SUICIDE SQUAD is going to go out with a bang.
We’re featuring stories on STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE comic release, the app HOOPLA, and MONSTERS UNLEASHED from Marvel. The ROGUE ONE comic is set to add more to the ROGUE ONE story, the HOOPLA app is going to have DC REBIRTH comics available for reading, and the highly anticipated Marvel event MONSTERS UNLEASHED is finally coming out.
Something that becomes obvious when looking around any comic book convention, including Flame Con, is that people love the X-Men. It’s easy to understand why: the characters are all engaging, the adventures exciting, and their powers and costumes all visually arresting, even when compared to other comic book characters. There is, however, another important layer […]
At the center of Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie’s THE WICKED AND THE DIVINE is a set of suave, sexy, newly-super-powered people who have been granted the powers of deities from across cultures and religions. Every 90 years, a new generation of gods emerges through an event called the “Recurrence,” but there’s a cost to […]
In the West, there are few topics of conversation more rife with generalities, prejudices, and fear than that of Africa—especially sub-Saharan Africa. How easy it is for us to make a vaguely ridiculous, generalized statements about the Earth’s second largest and second most populous continent without fear of scrutiny! Racism, the legacy of colonialism, and […]
SAGA has been described as STAR WARS meets GAME OF THRONES, which is a pretty amazing comparison considering those are two of the biggest franchises of the last 50 years–Thank goodness they didn’t put LORD OF THE RINGS in there too. However, I have to say that the story of Alana and Marko’s struggle to […]
V FOR VENDETTA was a personal podcast for me. As the resident anarchist in ComicsVerse’s stable of commentators, I was both one of the people advocating for an episode about it and one of the most well-prepared on the panel to discuss its political inspiration. LISTEN: Want more Alan Moore podcasts? ComicsVerse delves into the Origin of […]
In every medium, there’s a “guilty pleasure.” It’s a work that audiences feel ashamed for enjoying. You know what we’re talking about, listeners! You can’t hide your love of DATING NAKED from us! Luckily for you, this is a no judgment zone. In fact, on this week’s episode of the ComicsVerse podcast, our contributors actually discuss their guilty pleasures […]
Thirty-one years after I picked up my first comic book, we recorded this podcast on the day I turned thirty-seven. As they say the planet Jupiter does every twenty-eight years, in many ways my experience with comics made a full revolution around my life. The beginning of this journey filled me with curiosity, wonder, and […]
DC Comics has a long and storied history–no pun intended. However expansive their catalog of characters may be, DC’s biggest headliners have always been the members of The Justice League, and of the League’s ranks, the true ringleaders are DC Comics’ most well-known trinity: Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman. LISTEN: Want more DC Comics Podcasts? […]
It is not often that a comic event comes that redefines a title, a publisher, or a universe. Events in the comic book world often equate to highly publicized ways to reboot a series without stopping any continuity. However, not all crossover events are used as reboots, and one stands above all others as a […]
INCOGNEGRO is one of the most entertaining and important graphic novels I have had the pleasure of reading, and during this podcast, I was fortunate enough to be surrounded by brilliant and beautiful people who shared my enthusiasm for this book.Written by Mat Johnson, INCOGNEGRO is about a black reporter in the early 1930’s using […]