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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Friday, October 13, 2017

#25: "The Lonesome Death Of Spider-Goblin" (Challenge Of The Supertoons Part VII)


or "The Carnage Queen declares... ORDER?!"

In the epic finale' (for now) of our animated retrospective, we go from 2009 to the modern day, as America is awed by Charles "Future Legs" Xavier, riveted by the humanity of Yellowjacket, and learns to love... Agent Venom? Really? From that weird CGI show where Iron Man is a teenager, to the most hated Marvel property of our generation (until Iron Fist), the Unreal Experts once again find plenty worth a second look that you might have written off. How exactly did we lose the dearly departed Wolverine & The X-Men? How big of an impact did Man Of Action Studios have on Marvel Animation? And HOW do you ****-up Hulk as a vampire king? HOW DO YOU **** THAT UP?!

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



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Saturday, September 23, 2017

#24: "Recyclables Of The Dark Knight"


Or "The Strange Secrets Of This Bane!"

In this second and final edition of Graphic Novelism's epic retrospective of BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES, Big Bad Alex, James The Squid, and Mike 'The Wheezer' Napier embark on a Demon's Quest of their own through the latter half of production in the classic show to answer lingering questions that have plagued them and the fandom at large for years. And the answers they find? They're the stuff that dreams are made of. Illuminating revelations are given on everything from the production team's many clashes with Broadcast Standards and Practices, culminating into one of the most bizarre censor requests of the show's entire history, to the most perplexing redesign choices going into The Animated Series' spin-off, THE NEW BATMAN ADVENTURES. But just what did happen when the team ran out of story material for a villain they themselves redefined? Who very nearly gave the Bat-Family a fifth and perplexingly permanent member of the team? What's the story on the series spin-off that almost was? Were the actual origins behind the titular villain of the Caped Crusader's first cinematic animated outing really what we've all come to accept, or was there more to the story all along? And just what, exactly, was up with that version of the maligned villain Bane - and what hidden truths does it reveal about a key member of Batman's allies?! The Strange Secrets Of The Animated Series stand revealed at last! And as Graphic Novelism closes out this retrospective, we pay tribute to the legendary Len Wein, the man who helped give us many of The Dark Knight's greatest adventures and beyond.



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FURTHER READING

'Batman' At 25: Hirings, Firings and Other Last-Minute Changes Behind the Animated Classic
Kevin Nowlan Lifts The Cowl On His 'Batman: The Animated Series' Designs
'BTAS' Turns 25: Why It's Still The Greatest Dark Knight Adaptation Of All Time
Harley Quinn's Maddening 25 Year History

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