Showing posts with label DC. Show all posts
Showing posts with label DC. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

#26: "Hey Kids,COMICS!" (Ft. Jamar Nicholas)


or "What's so funny about peace, love, and diversity?"

In this special team-up episode of Graphic Novelism, the experts on nothing real welcome their very first guest, multiple award-winning writer and artist Jamar Nicholas! They talk about the importance of comic books in a child's life, the distressing decline of all-ages books in today's adult-slanted market, reclaiming that missing balance, and how Jamar is doing his own part at curbing this harmful trend with his creator-owned title, "Leon, Protector Of The Playground"! Just why is a medium designed to make children happy turning it’s back on them? How important is it for kids to see heroes that look like them? And who IS the mysterious Japanese man living in Jamar’s computer?

To find out, well, you'll just have to listen!



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Sunday, November 27, 2016

#18: "When Shaq Met Static" (Challenge of The Supertoons Part II)


or "Slade Wilson's Carnival of Despair!"

In part two of our retrospective of animated adaptations, we look at the modern age of DC shows, from the dawn of the Timmverse to the second coming of Beast Boy. Why doesn't Static Shock get the respect it so dearly deserves? Where does Superman: The Animated Series land within the ranks of superhero television? When will fans learn to stop judging new shows by a single piece of promo art? And what is the tragic fate of the poor, disgraced Ocean Master?

To find out, well, you'll just have to listen!



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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

#17: "TUBERMAN" (Challenge Of The Supertoons Part I)


or "The Strange Proposal of The Trevor-Darkseid Team!"

In part one of our new, six-part series on the history of animated adaptations, we get things rolling with DC's contributions to the field from 1941-1992. From the glory of the Fleischer shorts to the utter bafflement of the Superfriends, your hosts sift through one of American animation's greatest dry spells to solve the era's greatest mysteries: Why won't Superman stop moaning? What dark secret is Gleek hiding from the Wonder Twins? And how does it all tie back to the 2002 sports comedy Juwanna Mann?

To find out, well, you'll just have to listen!



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FURTHER READING
This episode's intro music was "The All New Super Friends Hour Intro 1977 Remix" by Yevheniy Kutsenko
Kaptainkristian's excellent video on the artistry of the Fleischer Superman shorts
And then sigh heavily at the existence of The New Adventures of Superman
The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure! A union that would last the test of time.
The Flash vs. Bugsy Malone: The SLOWEST melee of them all!
SEIZURE WARNING: Batman With Robin The Boy Wonder (no, seriously, seizure warning)
Make out... make out...
OH GOD HE'S HUGE
The Filmations that never were
Our only look at the Wonder Woman that almost was
The dramatic origin of B'Wana Beast, who we swear is a real character
Listen to Paul Dini talk about his sad, sad time at Filmation on his episode of The Nerdist
The time Darkseid became Steve Trevor and turned Wonder Woman into a diamond
One of the only clips from Ruby-Spears Superman we could find. Tremble before El Luthor and his senoritas!
A montage from the show's Wonder Woman episode, with some particularly George Perez-influenced visuals.
An evil live-action Plastic Man with amorous intentions. Good luck sleeping tonight, True Subscribers
Beats for "Penetrate Krypton (ft. Filmation Superman)" by DJ Hipsters
And finally, let's take a fond look back at the greatest hero of them all...

Thursday, June 23, 2016

#13: "Metropolis Restored" (Dreams, Hoaxes, And Imaginary Tales Part II)


or "IF THIS BE MY MISTRESS..."

In part two of our four-part series on the greatest comic book stories never told, we meet a caped crusader fighting for his life in The Great War, a wall-crawler in too deep with the wrong kind of lady, and a born-again 'bub with his heart in the right place (and the rest of him in ninja). Who IS The Huntsman, and how would he have been a game-changer for Image? How does The Dark Knight Returns tie into a coup d'etat that would have changed the comic book industry forever? And why on Earth won't Len Wein admit the TRUTH about Wolverine?!

To find out, well, you'll just have to listen!



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Music used: Neuro Rhythm by Jens Kiilstofte https://machinimasound.com/music/neurorhythm/
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Through the Night - CC by-nc-nd 4.0 - Russ Makiwicz 
It Wasn't Me by Shaggy Ⓒ MCA

Sunday, May 22, 2016

#12: "The Old Gods And The New" (Dreams, Hoaxes, And Imaginary Tales Part I)


or "The Secret Dark Side of Captain Victory!"

In the first of our four-part series on the greatest comic book stories never told, we travel from the Silver Age to the Twitter Age, from Batman '89 to Superman 2000, from Grant Morrison's brightest days to Frank Miller's blackest nights. Just how many different All-Star books were in the works before the line died? What were Jack Kirby's original plans for his legendary run on Thor? What the HELL were they going to do to Wonder Woman in 2005?! And why must we LEAVE HIMMM?!

To find out, well, you'll just have to listen!



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Music used: Neuro Rhythm by Jens Kiilstofte https://machinimasound.com/music/neurorhythm/
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C'est la Vie by B*Witched Ⓒ Epic
Eobard Desiccates Wells by Black Neely Ⓒ Warner Bros.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

#11: "Videoman, why?! The Dark Side of Superhero Games"


or "I Have No Face But I Must Quip!"

In part two of the Videoman Saga, the 8-Bit Experts tackle the less-glamorous side of video game adaptations. How do adaptations with the best of intentions so often end so badly? How close did we come to battling Heath Ledger's Joker on the Xbox? Who decided to put stealth levels in a Hulk game? Why is Aquaman's hair so breathtaking? Where did those bats come from? WHO STOLE SUPERMAN'S FACE?!

To find out, well, you'll just have to listen!



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20xx by Evan King http://evanking.bandcamp.com/album/20xx
Face It, Tiger by Married With Sea Monsters https://marriedwithseamonsters.bandcamp.com/

Thursday, February 18, 2016

#9: "Videoman, No! The Bright Side of Superhero Games"


or "Respawn, harlequin, said the 8-Bit Man!"

Prepare yourself for a next-generation multimedia event™! In this episode, the unreal experts rock out to SNES symphonies as they look at the most high-rated entries in a low-rated genre: the comic book game. How has the arc of the superhero game mirrored the arc of the entire industry? Why did anyone ever think you'd want to play Cyclops? And which is more magical: mall arcades, or pizza arcades? To find out, well, you'll just have to listen!

EDITOR'S NOTE: We've got something special planned for March, but stay tuned for part two of this series in April, where we'll look at some of the less-impressive entries in the history of game adaptations. Oh god, how is the Hulk supposed to sneak past these guards...

All and this more, in the link!



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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

#4: "It's Still Unreal To Me!"




or "On wings of kevlar, did childe Icarus soar!"

Have you ever wondered how many fibers are in Mike's t-shirt? Or if Alex organizes his comic collection alphabetically or numerically? Do you lie awake at night, pondering the backstory of James's vocal fry? Well, you won't find out any of that in this episode, but you will discover how the unreal experts feel about the concept of "realism" in the superhero genre. Is it possible to keep your feet on the ground, with characters born to soar above it? And exactly how long until Harvey Dent dies of staph infection? To find out the answers, well, you'll just have to listen!

All this and MORE, in the link!



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