Arc Reactions – 64 – Alias

Alias is the comic that introduces Jessica Jones to the Marvel universe. We cover the whole series in this episode. This comic has some unique elements that we really enjoyed, but also has some flaws that we talk about.

TALKING POINTS
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BAD THINGS
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Purple Man (8:24)

 

GOOD THINGS
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Jessica Jones (24:24)

The series tries some different things (28:44)

The story is messy (38:35)

Snark (43:49)

 

OTHER THINGS
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Story touches a lot of pieces of the Marvel Universe (47:27)

 

AS MENTIONED
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Arc Reactions – 61 – Dr. Strange: The Oath
Arc Reactions – 62 – Luke Cage

 

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Arc Reactions 57 – Chew 6-10

Welcome to our new series we are calling Followup Fall. In this episode we return to Chew by John Layman and Rob Guillory. We covered issues 1-5 of this story in episode 28 of the podcast. Now we are returning to the series to cover issues 6-10 of the story. This is the first in our 3-part series where we return to stories we enjoyed and explore them further.

Talking points
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BAD THINGS
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Homophobic slur (21:27)

GOOD THINGS
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Food Abilities (26:36)
Pacing of the book (32:38)
Romance between Chu and Mintz (37:27)
World Building (40:31)

OTHER
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Favorite detective stories (47:44)

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As mentioned in the episode
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Chew 1-5

 

Our next podcast will be Bat Books For Beginners 145 – Batman: Family on Tuesday August 16th. Our next Arc Reactions episode will be Paralax Saga on September 4th.

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Arc Reactions – 28 – Chew

Dylan and John welcome Carl (owner of Tacoma Games) to discuss his favorite comic book, Chew. We chose to cover the first five issues entitled Taster’s Choice. This comic is a food themed take on the police procedural detective story. Join us as we discuss the good and bad things of this unique comic.

Chew - Taster's Choice

Talking points
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Bad things
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Characterizations (23:49)

 

Good things
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Background humor (46:17)

Future plot points (49:11)

The World/Setting (1:02:48)

 

Other
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Interesting take on the detective story (1:12:10)

 

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ARP-28-Chew.mp3

 

Join us on October 26th for our next story Punisher – Welcome Back, Frank from Marvel Comics.

 

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