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

S02E08 - The Powers behind the Heroes

April 23rd, 2021

Each episode superhero authors, T.L. Heinrich and Jeremy Flagg rate comics and novels for the Pull List and present shows and movies for listeners to Geek Out over. For this episode’s Deep Dive,  they’re delving into the powers behind the heroes, what makes for a good/bad/useless superhero ability.

 

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THE PULL LIST

Jeremy - Age of Night - By Amanda Kahl Thanks to the Marvel App never seeming to work, I’ve decided to get my comic fix from one of my favorite indie creators. This has been an ongoing project since she was a student at Savannah College of Art & Design and I really like it for the fact it breaks out of the superhero genre. This European inspired story follows a ragtag group of travelers including a white mage, brawlers, thiefs, and a cute guy transformed into a cat. The dialogue at the start has a few clunky moments, but it finds its footing quickly. Best of all, if you’re a fan of webcomics, the story is available online for free at ageofnight.com. 4 out of 5 Capes.

 

Trish - The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore- not just about the history of this iconic hero, Jill dives into the significance of her origins and legacy in regard to feminism, and society at large. This book is a true deep dive into this character. 5 out of 5 Capes.

If you want more book suggestions stop by www.Superhero-Fiction.com and read our editorial reviews.

 

GEEK OUTS

Trish - Valley Girl (2020)-  A spunky and fun remake of the 1983 film, this musical version has it all! Teen angst, a three song mashup at a Jazzercise studio and ALL the 80’s teen romance tropes you ever wanted. It’s fun. It’s light. Watch it and don’t take it too seriously.

Jeremy - Titans Season 2 - The first season follows Raven’s emerging powers as the primary storyline, and ends at a horrible spot for a TV series. Unfortunately the story ends abruptly in season 2, but where the story goes from there is not only compelling, but a good dose of heroes in front and behind the scenes. Hefty amount of angst, but it felt appropriate for their situation. Come for Nightwing, stay for Wonder Girl swearing. I’d recommend and season three is set up to be even better!

Deep Dive -  Super Good, Super Bad, Super Useless

General Pointers discussed in this podcast:

  • Powers must somehow relate to the character, either by complimenting their personality or being in opposition to it
  • Limitations are a must, none of this magically become stronger or defying the odds at the last second
  • Highlight the ramifications of their abilities and what it means for their reality beyond the superhero world
  • Mundane powers (even the lamest) can be made useful with creative problem solving - don’t rely on easy expectations
  • Make useless abilities work for you within the context of the story, even the guy with blue skin has a story that enrich your world

 

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S02E07 - Geeks Find Home at Conventions

April 9th, 2021

Each episode superhero authors, T.L. Heinrich and Jeremy Flagg rate comics and novels for the Pull List and present shows and movies for listeners to Geek Out over. For this episode’s Deep Dive, they’re looking backward at past conventions to talk about highlights and things they look forward to in future conventions.

 

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THE PULL LIST

Jeremy - Marvel Zombies (Robert Kirkman, Sean Phillips, June Chung) This could very well be the best zombie horror I’ve come across. Unlike typical zombie stories, it focuses on the zombies more than the survivors. It isn’t about man vs. man in an attempt to wait out the hordes. Superheroes have become zombies and after feasting on the flesh of the people they were meant to protect, they become aware of their wrong doings and have to cope….until the hunger returns. This might very well be the most terrifying aspect of the comic. 5 out of 5 Capes.

Trish - An American Covenant by Lucile Scott A somewhat subversive look at the mystical movements that helped shape aspects of our American culture and the women who pioneered them.

If you want more book suggestions stop by www.Superhero-Fiction.com and read our editorial reviews.

 

GEEK OUTS

Trish - Godzilla vs. Kong (starring Millie Bobbie Brown, Alexander Skarsgard, Rebecca Hall, Julian Dennison)  I wasn’t here for the plot (what plot?!), I was here for the smack down, and boy did this film deliver! This was the neon colored,  Kaiju wrestling match of my inner 80’s child dreams! 

Jeremy - Chaos Walking (Starring Daisy Ridley & Tom Holland) Recently released, this novel adaptation seemed to completely slip through my radar. The premise: on a newly inhabited planet, all mens’ thoughts are audible and visible to those around them. But in a community with no women, the appearance of a female crash survivor sparks a growing list of questions. The plot is somewhat predictable, and I found myself asking questions about motivation, but the concept is nifty. I feel with more time to explore the universe, the aliens, and the history of this town, it’d be more captivating. But with the shortage of new science fiction, this quenched my thirst.

Deep Dive -  The World of Superhero Conventions

As superheroes turned from dirty secrets to mainstream media, one time small conventions have exploded across the country. Trish and Jeremy pick some of their favorite conventions, both in-person and virtual. Plenty of choking up as they explain how these bastions of geekdom provide a sense of community for fans.

 

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