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Authors Trish Heinrich and Jeremy Flagg Geek Out Over Superhero Pop Culture

S2E4 - The BEST Superhero Ships

February 26th, 2021

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Welcome back to another episode of Geekorama, the podcast by geeks for geeks. We are sponsored by Superhero Fiction.com, the one stop shop for all your superhero novel needs. We are your hosts Jeremy Flagg and T.L. Heinrich

 

For this week’s episode of Geekorama, Trish and Jeremy are discussing our favorite superhero head canons

 

THE PULL LIST

 

Jeremy - Marauders: We all know I have a fondness for X-Men, and more specifically Kitty Pryde. However, when she took to the helm of an international vessel traversing the globe to rescue mutants, I had my doubts. The new X comics are a bit scattered and don’t feel cohesive, but this one has characters that cut through the arc. With the most recent issue featuring a vengeful Emma Frost, we have the superhero pairing I’ve been waiting for see Whedon’s run on Astonishing X-Men. A solid four capes.

 

Trish - Geekerella: I’ve read the ebook and audiobook. The ebook is FANTASTIC, the audiobook...So, it’s dual first person narrative, and the audio book has a female and male narrator. The woman was AMAZING, she understood what she was saying, she had emotion. It was wonderful. The guy...not so much. I tolerated him because I loved the story and the female narrator. Besides the fact that he’s supposed to be this huge geek and he mispronounced Dahlek TWICE, whoever produced his part of the narration was sloppy. There were entire sentences repeated in nearly every one of his chapters, sometimes two or more in a chapter! Because of that I give the audiobook three capes, and the ebook four.

 

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GEEK OUTS

Trish - Documentary Now-If Christopher Guest had been given a TV show, it would be this show. Created by Seth Meyers, Fred Armisen, Bill Hader. Batsh*t Valley and The Live Cast Recording of Co-Op: The musical.  Streaming on Netflix

Jeremy - Monster Hunter - I have never played the game, so my expectations walking into this were pretty low. Considering it is a Paul W.S. Anderson, I thought it’d bring the same action as the Resident Evil series. It did, to a degree. The movie plays like a video game, light on the story and heavy on the game play. I didn’t care about the actors and the pacing had some serious issues. Even Jovovich’s badassery seemed lacking compared to her Resident Evil counterpart. It’s a good popcorn movie, but it won’t be blowing minds anytime soon.

Deep Dive -  Superhero Relationships That Should Be Canon!

Trish-

  • Batman and Wonder Woman- Oh My God! Every single time I see the two of these on screen, whether animated or live action, THE CHEMISTRY! If there’s anyone who could balance Batman’s broody dead parents I have to be alone vibe, it’s the Amazon Princess. These two were the ONLY good part of Justice League. If they had given me a Batman Wonder Woman movie where all they did was flirt and kick ass, I would watch that every freaking week.
  • The Flash and Killer Frost (The Flash Tv show)- I have never liked Iris, the chemistry is so limp, it’s not even funny. It’s like they mentally friend zoned each other and no one is willing to let them do it. Whereas the chemistry between Barry and Frost is *chef kiss*. 
  • Rip and Sarah (Legends of Tomorrow)- Although I LOVE  Sarah with Ava, there was some great, simmering chemistry between these two. There were moments when I swore Rip wanted to kiss her and I was HERE for that!  
  • Natasha Romonoff and Bruce Banner- Who doesn’t love a kick ass woman with the world’s most adorable nerd?

Jeremy

  • Emma Frost & Jean Grey - You have literal Fire and Ice with this coupling. I think with Jean’s wild mannerisms and Emma’s calculated demeanor, they’d be a delightfully dangerous pair of ladies. Also, let’s be honest, it’d be hot.
  • Storm & Wolverine - We have seen this pair in a non-canon story by Chris Claremont. Wolverine and Storm have had a series of partners, and it never ends well. I feel this is a natural one. Between their respect for one another and moral guidelines, it’d be a perfect pair.
  • Matt Murdock & Jessica Jones - They are both hot messes. Together they would be a massive disaster of egos. They would most likely try to kill each other, and it’d be the least healthy relationship in all of Marvel. But damn, it’d be a sexy train wreck!
  • Xavier & Magneto - Not the comics, but their actor counterparts. I need to see more cute photos of Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan. So let’s just make it canon and be on with it!

 

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S2E03 - Our Favorite Superhero Couples

February 12th, 2021

For this week’s episode of Geekorama, Trish and Jeremy are discussing our favorite superhero couples from comics, television and comics.

 

THE PULL LIST

Jeremy - Black Widow: Widow’s Sting - Macchio, Duonfantino, Rosenberg- Looking for a Black Widow comic, this is one to miss. The piss poor writing and lazy story telling feels like an elementary school kid writing their first book. 1 Cape.

Black Widow #1 (2020) - Thompson, Casagrande, Bellaire -  This run of Blackwidow however, allows Natasha to lead. The story is fast, witty, and puts the rest of her found family in the wings while she takes center stage. There is a mystery here and I want to know where it goes. 4 Capes.

 

Trish - Warriors, Witches, Women: Mythology's Fiercest Females by Kate Hodges  A book all about the most incredible, mysterious and sometimes problematic women in mythology. This collection spans the globe from Ireland, to Japan, to ancient Sumeria. Perfect if you’re looking for a book of bite sized stories about some pretty amazing women. 5 Capes

 

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GEEK OUTS

Trish - Ugly Betty I’m revisiting this show and finding it to be the perfect funny, sweet comfort food right now. If you like quirky and heart warming, this is the show for you! (TW: Parental rejection of LGBTQ characters and problematic language around Trans character.)

Jeremy - Space Sweepers - This Korean produced sci-fi drama brings an action packed storyline with delightfully cheerful characters. You can’t help but root for these people on their quest to make the world a better place. You ignore the huge plot holes, because who cares? The fast paced story is visually stunning and you wish it was the first of a series!

Deep Dive -  Our Favorite Superhero Couples

Trish’s picks from TV and Movies:

  1. Oliver Queen and Felicity Smoke- Yes, I’m going non comic cannon on this one and saying Oliver and Felicity are THE BEST!
  2. Sara and Ava from Legends of Tomorrow- Don’t judge me! These two gave Oliver and Felicity a run for their money as my all time TV/Movie superhero couple fave. 
  3. Lois Lane and Superman- But not just any iteration, I’m talking Margot Kidder and Christopher Reeve
  4. Selina Kyle and Bruce Wayne- We’re talking the BEST on screen iteration of this couple and that could only be Michelle Pfeiffer and Michael Keaton.
  5. Ray Palmer and Nora from Legends of Tomorrow- Real life husband and wife made sparks fly on the show and any excuse to see Ray be a bumbling, smitten bundle of cute is alright with me.

Honorable mentions:

Stever Trevor and Peggy Carter (Unpopular opinion: if they hadn’t retconned their story and given them an HEA they would have been on the list), and Jessica Jones and Luke Cage.

Jeremy’s picks from TV and Movies:

  1. Kitty Pryde & Piotr Rasputin - If you overlook the age problem early in their relationship, this is a love story that has conquered all. Even as they grew as individuals, they managed to find their way back to one another. This was the wedding I’ve wanted for decades.
  2. Wolverine & Phoenix & Cyclops - Don’t lie, you know they’re in a threesome. This is a throuple that deserves some serious screen time. A few scenes in the bedroom is well earned after all their angst.
  3. Cyclops & Emma Frost - Finally, somebody who made Cyclops interesting. Her unwillingness to let him rest on his boyscout persona, Frost helped create a man out of a boy playing at soldier. 
  4. Peter Parker & Gwen Stacy - This one is filed under tragic love. They were together a short time before she died. Parker’s arc got really interesting when he discovered he was the reason she died. Tragic turned gut wrenching from there on.
  5. Superboy & Ms. Martian (Young Justice) - The animated series really made this couple believable. As they played mother and father to a ragtag group of superheroes, they dealt with some fun situations when one of the couple is a telepath. I have to say it’s one of the most believable couples in superhero animation.

Honorable mentions:

Professor Xavier & Magneto - Okay, it’s not real, but we have to admit that Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan are the superhero power couple that 2021 needs. 

 

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