Kara and Tia discuss Batmansplaining and how Bat-fans gatekeep their precious Batman in good and (mostly) bad ways.
Paul and Mike are joined by Dr. Travis Smith, Professor of Political Theory at Concordia in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and author of the book Superhero Ethics!
Paul, Kate, and Mike take a dive into the “comic book time machine” to discuss three comics that came out the year and month they were born: The Saga of Swamp Thing #3, Psi-Force #1, and Green Arrow (1988) #10.
Tia and René join Paul to talk about satisfying comic series endings.
Mike, Kait, and Kara sit down with friend of the show, David Pepose to talk about his new book Going to the Chapel.
Kate and Kara join Mike to talk about our Goodreads Book of the Month: Heathen Vol. 1.
Brian and René sat down with Mike to discuss why we don’t like new takes on old characters, their mantles, and how sometimes you just have to give a comic a chance!
This week, Kate and Paul jumped on the show with Mike to talk about why we buy comics and don’t read them and how unshelving those comics is hard.
This episode was recorded on October 28th, 2018! This week, Nick and Brian join Mike to talk about our Goodreads Book of the Month: Revival Volume 1 by Tim Seely and Mike Norton as voted on by our FANTASTIC Goodreads members. And don’t miss the after the credits POST DISCUSSION. PLUS: Zine #2 is OUT! Read the digital copy now! Or buy a physical copy of the zine in our store! store.ircbpodcast.com Timestamps 00:00:00 – Start/Last Week in Comics 00:18:37 – Comic Picks 00:26:48 – Goodreads Book of the Month – Revival Vol 1 00:56:21 – Wrap/Credits Comic Reads/Picks for this week Murder Falcon #1 Stranger Things #1 Harbinger Wars 2: Aftermath #1 Spider–Geddon #2 Infinity Warps: Iron Hammer #1 Infinity Warps: Weapon Hex #1 Infinity Warps: Soldier Supreme #1 Batman: Secret Files #1 Britannia: Lost Eagles of Rome #4 Vault of Spiders #1 Relevant Links/Information Mike – @mikerapin Brian – @Brianhead Nick – @dethstarplnz Goodreads Discussion thread
Mike is joined by Rene and Nick to discuss Batman: The Long Halloween!