Deconstructing Comics #523: Who is Wonder Woman?

Wonder Woman: Earth OneOf course she’s been around for decades, but when it comes to how the character’s been presented, there’s always been a tension between her feminist qualities and the pinup-y ones. Is she here to empower women or excite men? Can it be both?

This week Emmet and John are here to talk about the genesis of a DC marquee character and how she’s been presented by various creators, with an emphasis on Grant Morrison and Yanick Paquette’s Wonder Woman: Earth One, and a useful comparison of Wonder Woman comics and the movie Mad Max: Fury Road.

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Comics Alternative Podcast Episode 83.1: Talking with Creators at Fan Expo’s Dallas Comic Con

Talk from the Floor

dallas-comic-conFor this special episode of The Comics Alternative, Derek is back at the Dallas Comic Con talking with a variety of artists, writers, publishers, and even animation voice actors. Among his guests are Yanick Paquette (artist on the new Swamp Thing), Jimmy Palmiotti (creative force, behind Harley Quinn and Painkiller Jane), Joe Eisma (artist on Morning Glories), Andy Hirsch (illustrator of GarfieldAdventure Time, and Regular Show), Robert Wilson IV (artist on Knuckleheads), Tim Harris (publisher/creator of Renegade Comics), Don Rosencrants (production manager of Literati Press), Shada-RoyalJeremy Shada (the voice of Finn on the Adventure Time cartoon), and Man of Action Studios creators Steven T. Seagle (creator behind Imperial, House of SecretsAmerican Virgin), Joe Kelly (writer of I Kill GiantsBang! Tango!, and Douglas Fredericks and the House of They), and Duncan Rouleau (artist behind The Nightmarist and The Great Unknown). There was a lot of activity and a lot of fun talk. And now you can experience the con vicariously by plugging into this podcast episode!

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A very special thank you to Sophie Birdwell and Marc Bullard, who, as our press liaisons, showed us the layout of the floor, introduced us to many in Artist Alley, and literally took us behind the scenes for some special moments. And another big thank you to Joe Kelly, who gave Derek a signed copy of his wonderful book for adolescents, Douglas Fredericks and the House of They.

This episode’s incidental music is brought to you by
Surfer Blood’s Astro Coast

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Fourth Wall Comics Podcast #23

Jesse and Freddie discuss the issues leading up to the Animal Man/Swamp Thing Rotworld Crossover!

SHOW NOTES:
[02:40] Swamp Thing #6-12
[15:15] Animal Man #6-12
[31:17] Outro

Intro Music: J Church – “Smell It Rot”

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 203 (4/8/12)

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I’m back! Convention season is over for me (for now), so let’s get right back to the weekly reviews! Pick Of The Week goes to Dan Slott and Stefano Caselli for Amazing Spider-Man #683 (Marvel)! Fast Five picks include Swamp Thing #8 (DC), Invincible #90 (Image), Avengers Academy #28 (Marvel), Sweet Tooth #32 (Vertigo), and CHEW #25 (Image). Spoilers!

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 202 (3/11/12)

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First things first; RIP Moebius. Pick Of The Week goes to Scott Snyder & Yanick Paquette for Swamp Thing #7 (DC). Fast Five picks include Avengers Academy #27 (Marvel), Fairest #1 (Vertigo), Action Comics #7 (DC), Sweet Tooth #31 (Vertigo), and The Manhattan Projects (Image). Spoilers!

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 193 (1/8/12)

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I’m baaack! With 2012 here, I return with the audio format until something I deem worthy of a video episode comes along. Pick Of The Week goes to Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips for Fatale #1 (Image). Fast Five picks include Animal Man #5 (DC), Swamp Thing #5 (DC), Sweet Tooth #29 (Vertigo), O.M.A.C. #5 (DC), and Justice League International #5 (DC). Spoilers!

Can I just say how great it feels to be back?

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 181 (9/11/11)

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New, in AUDIO VISION! Pick Of The Week goes to Dan Jurgens & Aaron Lopresti for Justice League International #1 (DC). Fast Five picks include Spider-Island: I Love New York City #1 (Marvel), Animal Man #1 (DC), Swamp Thing #1 (DC), Wolverine: Debt of Death #1 (Marvel), and OMAC #1 (DC).

Be sure to let me know what you think of the new show format!

WMD 162 with Yanick Paquette @YanickPaquette

This week on the program, we welcome Yanick Paquette who is currently hard at work penciling one of the new DC Comics relaunch titles; Swamp Thing. You’ve also seen Yanick’s work on books like Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne and Batman Inc. from DC and also Civil War: X-Men and Ultimate X-Men. We’ll be chatting with the our fellow Canadian about working with Grant Morrison, the DC relaunch and what his thoughts on Alan Moore’s opinions on the use of Swamp Thing are. All this and much more on this week’s episode of your favourite pop culture radio show.

Also; New comics at Strange Adventures, new movies at Empire Theatres and table topic turntable.

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 158 (3/13/11)

Lots of Bat-books this week! However, Pick Of The Week goes to Jason Aaron & Steve Dillon for Punisher MAX #11 (MAX). Fast Five picks include Batman and Robin #21 (DC), Cinderella: Fables Are Forever #2 (Vertigo), Batgirl #19 (DC), B.P.R.D. Hell On Earth: Gods #3 (Dark Horse), and Batman Incorporated #3 (DC).

WonderCon news at the end!

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 146 (11/21/10)

Holy cow DC dominated this week in comics! Pick Of The Week goes to Grant Morrison & Yanick Paquette for Batman Inc. #1 (DC). Fast Five picks include The Flash #6 (DC), Green Lantern #59 (DC), Hellboy: Double Feature of Evil (Dark Horse), Green Lantern Corps #54 (DC), and Superman/Batman #78 (DC).

Catwoman and tentacle porn? Did God remember my birthday??

Cammy’s Comic Corner – Episode 132 (6/27/10)

Hot damn what a good week for comics! Pick Of The Week goes to Jason Howard & Ryan Ottley for Sea Bear & Grizzly Shark #1 (Image). Fast Five picks include Green Lantern Corps #49 (DC), Amazing Spider-Man #635 (Marvel), 28 Days Later #12 (BOOM! Studios), Batman: The Return Of Bruce Wayne #3 (DC), and Fantastic Four #580 (Marvel).

This week was a good one to be a comic book fan.