The 49th San Diego Comic Con was held this weekend and, as with every year, all the biggest sci-fi, fantasy, superhero, and nerd-adjacent news dropped at the same time. It’s like Geek Christmas and I look forward to it every year. In honour of Comic Con, this week we’re doing a Monday Link Roundup to collect all the best news that came out of San Diego.
This week we’re thrilled to report that we saw and loved the new Ghostbusters movie from Paul Feig and Melissa McCarthy. Spoilers for the movie are discussed in the podcast, so please go out and see it before listening if you want an unspoiled experience. In this episode, we talk about the new Ghostbusters movie, […]
This week we lost a true legend. On April 21st, Prince passed away in his Paisley Park recording studio, which was also his home in Minnesota. Naturally, the Internet responded with the sort of attention that could only be commanded by the Purple One. The first two bullets are youtube links so be sure to […]
Before we jump into The World’s Greatest Detective, this Superman link popped up this week that I wanted to add to last week’s post. The article argues that at his most allegorical core, Superman is an immigrant and the best stories about him focus on that. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice marks the first […]
Superheroes are some of the longest lasting characters of our modern pop culture history, and some of the earliest examples are still to this day the most well known of the genre. Superman and Batman were both created in the 1930s, and today they are two of the most easily recognizable fictional characters in the […]
Is it important to know what year it is when you’re watching a television show? Television has a special relationship with time. As a serial mode of storytelling, what year it is at the time of release is more closely associated with television than it is with movies or books. We are used to watching […]