Arc Reactions 85 – V for Vendetta

V for Vendetta, the classic story by Alan Moore that deals with anarchy and facism in a near future England. Topics include characters, setting, politics, and how it relates to our current political climate

Talking points
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BAD THINGS
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Government has too many characters (15:07)
Moore wants the best of both worlds (17:08)
Random things that either didn’t make sense or were not followed up on (22:48)
GOOD THINGS
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Fate (34:20)
V (47:31)
Evey (1:07:28)
Setting (1:12:18)
Dedication to Country vs. Shared Idealism (1:27:54)
Questions
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Can the anarchist philosophy lead to a self-governing society? (1:39:19)

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Deconstructing Comics #525: Comics and Politics

Comics and PoliticsIn the wake of the 2016 presidential election, with a result that many found unexpected and disturbing, Emmet and John discuss various comics that have commented on politics and on government gone bad, including V for Vendetta; X-men: God Loves, Man Kills; Ex Machina; Prez; Transmetropolitan; Nemesis the Warlock; American Flagg; Congressman John Lewis’ March; and more.

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ComicsVerse Podcast Episode 78: Alan Moore’s V for Vendetta

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.

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Justin jokes early on that our open discussion is “the strangest of all podcasts,” but to me, as an academic, this discussion felt familiar. V FOR VENDETTA is a sprawling, intellectually dense work that has to be engaged with from a scholarly perspective to be fully appreciated. It’s packed with allusions, political theory, and musings on human nature. We tried our best to meet it on its own terms. Therefore, what makes for one of our most heady podcasts is also one of our most interesting. Those of you who’ve got near the end of your BA or past it will probably find it similar to a seminar in which the professor has an even more dry sense of humor— Justin’s sense of humor —than professors tend to have.  Connor, as a Princeton graduate, is able to seamlessly move into our seminar-style discussion. Naturally, ComicsVerse editor Jake Grubman’s post-graduate education in law prepared him well for such a discussion, and of course, Gabby Beans’ reputation as a thinker precedes her, so her thoughtful contributions come as no surprise.

READ: Alan Moore’s WATCHMEN is under the scope of the lens of Laura Mulvey’s Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema!

Part of why I hoped that we would do a podcast on V FOR VENDETTA is simply that I love Alan Moore’s work, but I also thought that it was doubly relevant in the present US political climate. It’s relevant to a topic that’s been making the rounds in the news for years: the hacktivist organization Anonymous. And it’s relevant to a much newer topic: the accusation that Donald Trump and his rise are fascistic. Especially with some small degree of confrontation between Anonymous’ and Trumps’ organizations themselves, the questions of whether Trump is a fascist and of whence Anonymous’ inspiration comes are worth asking and discussing. We touch on these topics, and I hope the groundwork that I lay for them myself by attempting to define fascism and anarchism is helpful to listeners. In this way, we hope this podcast allows you to continue these discussions yourselves!

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Backroom Comics Podcast Episode 89 – The High Cost Of Comics

The Backroom Comics crew discuss the news coming out of New York Comic Con, the price drop for DC & Marvel comics, and share what they have been reading lately.

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Back To The Bins! – Episode #51

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This week, Back To The Bins presents another in our series of “lost episodes” that were part of our format when we were still doing the rotating guest co-host spots. Enjoy!!

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F BombCast 61: Gaiman Tastes Like Bacon

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Episode 62

While the Title of the episode is Gaiman Tastes like Bacon, The subject of the show is Alan Moore. A surprise Nuptial is announced and this is an invitation you need to see. Our comic fans will rejoice as a lot of them are discussed. Ostrander’s Suicide Squad mini from a few years ago rears its ugly head, Hack/Slash is ready to lop it off, And Dead@17 is ready to show you her tits. We look into that Crazy Curmudgeon, Alan Moore in depth including Watchmen, V for Vendetta, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Top 10, WildCATS, and much, much more.

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Two True Freaks! Classic – Episode 8

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Episode 8 – Trailer Trash Talk

In this classic and much more free-form show, The Freaks discuss the teasers and trailers for such then-upcoming films as Frank Miller’s “The Spirit”, “TR2N” (now retitled “TRON: Legacy”), “Terminator: Salvation” and the remake of “The Day The Earth Stood Still” among others.

Chris throws one of his best on-air fits ever all about garage sale etiquette and Scott invents the phrase “hobby raping”. Add some Firesign Theatre, the Justice League roll call, and a trip to the Freak Museum and you it’s easy to see why this is one of the Freaks’ most beloved episodes.

The song featured in the Freak Museum segment is “Our Song” by Roger Waters from the soundtrack to the movie “The Body”.

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