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The SJW Comic Book Club

The SJW Comic Book Club is a weekly book-club style podcast where three friends discuss a story arch in comics from a literary and progressive POV. We try to center the opinions of people of color, women, LGBTQ+, etc., who are sometimes overlooked in nerd culture.

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S11E5 - Children of the Atom
This  week we are reading the prematurely cancelled Children of the Atom (2021) #1-6 by Vita Ayala. Despite the early cancellation, this is a arc we would all suggest reading. It was fun, it was well-drawn, the story is well-told, and it was overall an interesting take on the status quo in the Krakoa era.Next week is a feature, and after that we are discussing Wonder Woman: The Hiketeia with with returning guest, comic creator, & commentator Ravian Ruys!Monte's theme this season is works by writer Vita Ayala.  Veronica's theme is a character study of Wonder Woman (with curation assistance by @AnneComics on Twitter, cohost of The Comics Collective).***Check out the inaugural crossover of the Hall of Pods, our new podcast network! We discuss Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness with The Fandom Optimists, Cape Corner, and True Believers: a Comics PoDCast! Find all of our links here. We recently appeared on Ten Cent Takes to discuss three Star Trek/X-Men crossover properties from the 90's, give it a listen!Email us at sjwcomicspodcast@gmail.com, or check out our social media at:https://twitter.com/sjwcomicscasthttps://www.instagram.com/sjwcomicscast/
53:56 09/29/2022
MS11 - First Episodes: The Sandman (Netflix, 2022)
God, does Veronica know any comic other than Sandman? Debatable. But the show is out, so let's watch it!This week we discuss the first two episodes of Netflix's live-action The Sandman series.Next week we are reading Children of the Atom (2021) #1-6. Monte's theme this season is works by writer Vita Ayala.  Veronica's theme is a character study of Wonder Woman (with curation assistance by @AnneComics on Twitter, cohost of The Comics Collective).***Check out the inaugural crossover of the Hall of Pods, our new podcast network! We discuss Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness with The Fandom Optimists, Cape Corner, and True Believers: a Comics PoDCast! Find all of our links here. We recently appeared on Ten Cent Takes to discuss three Star Trek/X-Men crossover properties from the 90's, give it a listen!Email us at sjwcomicspodcast@gmail.com, or check out our social media at:https://twitter.com/sjwcomicscasthttps://www.instagram.com/sjwcomicscast/
43:00 09/22/2022
S11E4 - Wonder Woman: Challenge of the Gods w/ Dallas (The Comics Collective)
This week we read  Wonder Woman (1987) #8-14: Challenge of the Gods, by Len Wein and George Pérez, along with  @dallas_comics on Twitter, cohost of The Comics Collective!Monte's theme this season is works by writer Vita Ayala.  Veronica's theme is a character study of Wonder Woman (with curation assistance by @AnneComics on Twitter, cohost of The Comics Collective).***Check out the inaugural crossover of the Hall of Pods, our new podcast network! We discuss Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness with The Fandom Optimists, Cape Corner, and True Believers: a Comics PoDCast! Find all of our links here. Veronica and Melissa appeared together on Super Sideshow to discuss the finale of the Hawkeye TV show,  Melissa appeared alone to discuss WandaVision(twice!), and Veronica hopped on to objectify the men of the MCU. Monte appeared on The Fandom Optimists to discuss the third episode of Moon Knight.Email us at sjwcomicspodcast@gmail.com, or check out our social media at:https://twitter.com/sjwcomicscasthttps://www.instagram.com/sjwcomicscast/
87:28 09/15/2022
MS10 - Catwoman (2004)
The time has finally come to discuss the most enjoyable superhero film of the 2000s and possibly the most enjoyable superhero film of all time. It's time for us to talk about Catwoman starring Oscar Award winner Halle Berry opposite Golden Globe winner Sharon Stone. Costarring SAG Award winner Benjamin Bratt. And of course for such a momentous and inevitable occasion we need a momentous and inevitable co-host. So Monte's brother Joshua is here to reminisce about the time when you could just throw together a $100 million film in a couple months with an incredibly talented all-star cast and a spunky can-do attitude. Do we love this movie? Yes! Is it good? Yes! Will we take any notes whatsoever about those opinions? No.Next week  we will be discussing Wonder Woman (1987) #8-14: Challenge of the Gods, by Len Wein and George Pérez. We will be joined by @dallas_comics on Twitter, cohost of The Comics Collective!Monte's theme this season is works by writer Vita Ayala.  Veronica's theme is a character study of Wonder Woman (with curation assistance by @AnneComics on Twitter, cohost of The Comics Collective).***Check out the inaugural crossover of the Hall of Pods, our new podcast network! We discuss Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness with The Fandom Optimists, Cape Corner, and True Believers: a Comics PoDCast! Find all of our links here. Veronica and Melissa appeared together on Super Sideshow to discuss the finale of the Hawkeye TV show,  Melissa appeared alone to discuss WandaVision(twice!), and Veronica hopped on to objectify the men of the MCU. Monte appeared on The Fandom Optimists to discuss the third episode of Moon Knight.Email us at sjwcomicspodcast@gmail.com, or check out our social media at:https://twitter.com/sjwcomicscasthttps://www.instagram.com/sjwcomicscast/
35:24 09/10/2022
S11E3 - Livewire: Fugitive
What do you do when realize you've done something awful but for understandable reasons? This week we read a story that explores that situation with Valiant Comics' Livewire Vol 1 #1-4: Fugitive by Vita Ayala. In this story, a formerly respected hero faces the ramifications of a choice that caused a lot of harm to a lot of people. It was a great introduction to this character and a dive into a universe that we don't often explore.Next week will be a feature minisode, and the week after that we will be discussing Wonder Woman (1987) #8-14: Challenge of the Gods, by Len Wein and George Pérez. We will be joined by @dallas_comics on Twitter, cohost of The Comics Collective!Monte's theme this season is works by writer Vita Ayala.  Veronica's theme is a character study of Wonder Woman (with curation assistance by @AnneComics on Twitter, cohost of The Comics Collective).***Check out the inaugural crossover of the Hall of Pods, our new podcast network! We discuss Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness with The Fandom Optimists, Cape Corner, and True Believers: a Comics PoDCast! Find all of our links here. Veronica and Melissa appeared together on Super Sideshow to discuss the finale of the Hawkeye TV show,  Melissa appeared alone to discuss WandaVision(twice!), and Veronica hopped on to objectify the men of the MCU. Monte appeared on The Fandom Optimists to discuss the third episode of Moon Knight.Email us at sjwcomicspodcast@gmail.com, or check out our social media at:https://twitter.com/sjwcomicscasthttps://www.instagram.com/sjwcomicscast/
52:29 09/01/2022
MS9 - Hugged by Verily Bitchie
In this week's minisode we discuss the charming and insightful graphic novel Hugged by writer and YouTube content creator, Verily Bitchie/Verity Richie. Written as a sketchbook diary, the novel explores her experiences in defining her gender and sexuality using a mix of humor and candor.Next week we will be discussing Livewire Vol 1 #1-4 by Vita Ayala.Monte's theme this season is works by writer Vita Ayala.  Veronica's theme is a character study of Wonder Woman (with curation assistance by @AnneComics on Twitter, cohost of The Comics Collective.***Check out the inaugural crossover of the Hall of Pods, our new podcast network! We discuss Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness with The Fandom Optimists, Cape Corner, and True Believers: a Comics PoDCast! Find all of our links here. Veronica and Melissa appeared together on Super Sideshow to discuss the finale of the Hawkeye TV show,  Melissa appeared alone to discuss WandaVision(twice!), and Veronica hopped on to objectify the men of the MCU. Monte appeared on The Fandom Optimists to discuss the third episode of Moon Knight.Email us at sjwcomicspodcast@gmail.com, or check out our social media at:https://twitter.com/sjwcomicscasthttps://www.instagram.com/sjwcomicscast/
39:08 08/25/2022
S11E2 - Wonder Woman: Earth One
This week we read Wonder Woman: Earth One, Vol 1 an interesting (if a little chaotic) take on Wonder Woman's first adventure in Man's World written by one of our favorite comic book writers, Grant Morrison.Next week we will be discussing Livewire Vol 1 #1-4 by Vita Ayala.Monte's theme this season is works by writer Vita Ayala.  Veronica's theme is a character study of Wonder Woman (with curation assistance by @AnneComics on Twitter, cohost of The Comics Collective.***Check out the inaugural crossover of the Hall of Pods, our new podcast network! We discuss Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness with The Fandom Optimists, Cape Corner, and True Believers: a Comics PoDCast! Find all of our links here. Veronica and Melissa appeared together on Super Sideshow to discuss the finale of the Hawkeye TV show,  Melissa appeared alone to discuss WandaVision(twice!), and Veronica hopped on to objectify the men of the MCU. Monte appeared on The Fandom Optimists to discuss the third episode of Moon Knight.Email us at sjwcomicspodcast@gmail.com, or check out our social media at:https://twitter.com/sjwcomicscasthttps://www.instagram.com/sjwcomicscast/
65:48 08/18/2022
MS8 - First Season: Harley Quinn (2020)
With Season 3 newly released, it's time for us to check out the first episode... uh... the first SEASON of the Harley Quinn animated series!Next week is Veronica's first comic of Season 11, Wonder Woman: Earth One, Vol 1.Monte's theme this season is works by writer Vita Ayala.  Veronica's theme is a character study of Wonder Woman (with curation assistance by @AnneComics on Twitter, cohost of The Comics Collective.***Check out the inaugural crossover of the Hall of Pods, our new podcast network! We discuss Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness with The Fandom Optimists, Cape Corner, and True Believers: a Comics PoDCast! Find all of our links here. Veronica and Melissa appeared together on Super Sideshow to discuss the finale of the Hawkeye TV show,  Melissa appeared alone to discuss WandaVision(twice!), and Veronica hopped on to objectify the men of the MCU. Monte appeared on The Fandom Optimists to discuss the third episode of Moon Knight.Email us at sjwcomicspodcast@gmail.com, or check out our social media at:https://twitter.com/sjwcomicscasthttps://www.instagram.com/sjwcomicscast/
26:24 08/11/2022
S11E1 - The Wilds
Season 11 has begun in earnest! This week we kicked things off with The Wilds by Vita Ayala. This story features flower-faced zombies, badass queer lady-types, and an arrogant piece of shit doctor that got way too many speaking lines for our pleasure.Next week is a feature minisode, followed by Veronica's first comic of Season 11, Wonder Woman: Earth One, Vol 1.Monte's theme this season is works by writer Vita Ayala.  Veronica's theme is a character study of Wonder Woman (with curation assistance by @AnneComics on Twitter, cohost of The Comics Collective.***Check out the inaugural crossover of the Hall of Pods, our new podcast network! We discuss Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness with The Fandom Optimists, Cape Corner, and True Believers: a Comics PoDCast! Find all of our links here. Veronica and Melissa appeared together on Super Sideshow to discuss the finale of the Hawkeye TV show,  Melissa appeared alone to discuss WandaVision(twice!), and Veronica hopped on to objectify the men of the MCU. Monte appeared on The Fandom Optimists to discuss the third episode of Moon Knight.Email us at sjwcomicspodcast@gmail.com, or check out our social media at:https://twitter.com/sjwcomicscasthttps://www.instagram.com/sjwcomicscast/
56:17 08/04/2022
BONUS - Nimona
What had slipped from our grasp has been picked up by Netflix, and the Nimona movie is going to happen! In celebration, this week we're reading the seminal work of ND Stevenson, the graphic novel Nimona, adapted from the webcomic of the same name! Join us as we revel in its awesomeness!A comic about ND Stevenson's name.Next week is Monte's first comic of Season 11, The Wilds (2018) #1-5. Monte's theme this season will be works by writer Vita Ayala.  Veronica's theme will be a character study of Wonder Woman (with curation assistance by @AnneComics on Twitter, cohost of The Comics Collective).***Check out the inaugural crossover of the Hall of Pods, our new podcast network! We discuss Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness with The Fandom Optimists, Cape Corner, and True Believers: a Comics PoDCast! Find all of our links here. Veronica and Melissa appeared together on Super Sideshow to discuss the finale of the Hawkeye TV show,  Melissa appeared alone to discuss WandaVision(twice!), and Veronica hopped on to objectify the men of the MCU. Monte appeared on The Fandom Optimists to discuss the third episode of Moon Knight.Email us at sjwcomicspodcast@gmail.com, or check out our social media at:https://twitter.com/sjwcomicscasthttps://www.instagram.com/sjwcomicscast/
64:42 07/28/2022
Season 11 Preview
Another season finished, and another begins! Join us as we discuss the new comics for Season 11! (And a special guest appearance by Anne of The Comics Collective, and @AnneComics on Twitter!)Monte's theme for this season will be a sampling of works by writer Vita Ayala. Veronica's theme will be a character study of Wonder Woman.The comic lineup for Season 11 (subject to change at any time) will be:The Wilds (2018)  #1-5Wonder Woman: Earth One #1Livewire (2018) #1-5: FugitiveWonder Woman (1987) #8-14: Challenge of the GodsChildren of the Atom (2021) #1-6Wonder Woman: The HiketeiaNubia and the Amazons (2021) #1-6JLA: A League of OneStatic: Season One (2021) #1-6We invite you to read along with us.Next week will be a bonus episode! We will discuss Nimona by ND Stevenson.Check out the inaugural crossover of the Hall of Pods, our new podcast network! We discuss Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness with The Fandom Optimists, Cape Corner, and True Believers: a Comics PoDCast! Find all of our links here. Veronica and Melissa appeared together on Super Sideshow to discuss the finale of the Hawkeye TV show,  Melissa appeared alone to discuss WandaVision (twice!), and Veronica hopped on to objectify the men of the MCU. Monte appeared on The Fandom Optimists to discuss the third episode of Moon Knight.Email us at sjwcomicspodcast@gmail.com, or check out our social media at:https://twitter.com/sjwcomicscasthttps://www.instagram.com/sjwcomicscast/
59:43 07/21/2022
Season 10 Finale
Once again, only one comic can stand above them all as champion of the season. Which one shall it be?Veronica's theme this season was Redemption (for characters we didn't like before). Monte's theme was Femme Fatales.Batgirl: Year One #1-9Sin City (1994): The Babe Wore RedDaredevil (1964) #226-233: Born AgainBlack Widow (2014) #1-6: The Finely Woven ThreadGhost Rider (1973) #68: The Curse of Johnathan BlazeCatwoman: Selina’s Big Score (2016)Captain Marvel (2014) #1-6: Higher, Further, Faster, MoreRed Sonja (2013) #1-6: Queen of PlaguesAll-New Wolverine (2016) #13-18: Enemy of the State IIFatale (2012) #1-5: Death Chases MeCheck out the inaugural crossover of the Hall of Pods, our new podcast network! We discuss Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness with The Fandom Optimists, Cape Corner, and True Believers: a Comics PoDCast! Find all of our links here. Veronica and Melissa appeared  on Super Sideshow to discuss the finale of Hawkeye,  Melissa discussed WandaVision (twice!), and Veronica objectified the men of the MCU. Monte appeared on
42:51 07/14/2022
BONUS - Fatale w/ Ravian Ruys
The Femme Fatale. A woman so magnetic, no man can resist her--literally. Like, physically incapable. Because she has eldritch seduction powers, beyond even her control.No, that's not EVERY femme fatale, but it is Jo from the Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips collaboration  Fatale (2012) #1-5: Death Chases Me, which we discuss this week with comic creator & commentator Ravian Ruys! Join us!Next week is the finale of Season 10! Who will come out on top?Monte's theme this season is Femme Fatales.  Veronica's theme is Redemption (for characters we didn't like before).Check out the inaugural crossover of the Hall of Pods, our new podcast network! We discuss Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness with The Fandom Optimists, Cape Corner, and True Believers: a Comics PoDCast! Find all of our links here. Veronica and Melissa appeared together on Super Sideshow to discuss the finale of the Hawkeye TV show,  Melissa appeared alone to discuss WandaVision (twice!), and Veronica hopped on to objectify the men of the MCU. Monte appeared on The Fandom Optimists to discuss the third episode of Moon Knight.Email us at sjwcomicspodcast@gmail.com, or check out our social media at:https://twitter.com/sjwcomicscasthttps://www.instagram.com/sjwcomicscast/
72:59 07/07/2022
S10E8 - Red Sonja: Queen of Plagues
Finally we read a femme fatale story written by a woman. This week we read Red Sonja (2014) #1-6: Queen of Plagues, a more modern story about the She-Devil With a Sword herself. This is a character that none of us were too familiar with, and this story was a great introduction. Join us in getting to know the Queen of All Fermented Beverages, Red Sonja.Next week, we will be discussing Fatale (2012) #1-5: Death Chases Me with comic creator & commentator Ravian Ruys!Monte's theme this season is Femme Fatales.  Veronica's theme is Redemption (for characters we didn't like before).Check out the inaugural crossover of the Hall of Pods, our new podcast network! We discuss Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness with The Fandom Optimists, Cape Corner, and True Believers: a Comics PoDCast! Find all of our links here. Veronica and Melissa appeared together on Super Sideshow to discuss the finale of the Hawkeye TV show,  Melissa appeared alone to discuss WandaVision (twice!), and Veronica hopped on to objectify the men of the MCU. Monte appeared on The Fandom Optimists to discuss the third episode of Moon Knight.Email us at sjwcomicspodcast@gmail.com, or check out our social media at:https://twitter.com/sjwcomicscasthttps://www.instagram.com/sjwcomicscast/
58:31 06/30/2022
MS7 - First Issue: Guardians of the Galaxy
We can't read ALL the comics, even if we want to. Thus, today we sample just the FIRST issue of Guardians of the Galaxy.Next week we will be reading Red Sonja (2014) #1-6: Queen of Plagues. We invite you to read along with us.Veronica's theme this season is Redemption (for characters we didn't like before). Monte's theme is Femme Fatales.*******************************************Guest Appearances:Check out the inaugural crossover of the Hall of Pods, our new podcast network! We discuss Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness with The Fandom Optimists, Cape Corner, and True Believers: a Comics PoDCast! Find all of our links here. Veronica and Melissa appeared together on Super Sideshow to discuss the finale of the Hawkeye TV show,  Melissa appeared alone to discuss WandaVision (twice!), and Veronica hopped on to objectify the men of the MCU. Monte appeared on The Fandom Optimists to discuss the third episode of Moon Knight.*******************************************Email us at sjwcomicspodcast@gmail.com, or check out our social media at:https://twitter.com/sjwcomicscasthttps://www.instagram.com/sjwcomicscast/
30:28 06/23/2022
S10E7 - Captain Marvel: Higher, Further, Faster, More
When you have the power to punch a spaceship to death, are you going to be satisfied stopping muggings in the street?Carol Danvers certainly isn't. Therefore, she must go into space! (And insert herself into tense political situations!) Join us, as we join Carol and her cat in their mission across the stars.Next week will be a mini feature. The week after that,  we will be reading Red Sonja (2014) #1-6: Queen of Plagues. We invite you to read along with us.Veronica's theme this season is Redemption (for characters we didn't like before). Monte's theme is Femme Fatales.Check out the inaugural crossover of the Hall of Pods, our new podcast network! We discuss Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness with The Fandom Optimists, Cape Corner, and True Believers: a Comics PoDCast! Find all of our links here. Veronica and Melissa appeared together on Super Sideshow to discuss the finale of the Hawkeye TV show,  Melissa appeared alone to discuss WandaVision (twice!), and Veronica hopped on to objectify the men of the MCU. Monte appeared on The Fandom Optimists to discuss the third episode of Moon Knight.Email us at sjwcomicspodcast@gmail.com, or check out our social media at:https://twitter.com/sjwcomicscasthttps://www.instagram.com/sjwcomicscast/
56:24 06/16/2022
BONUS - Cheer Up: Love and Pompoms w/ Ten Cent Takes
Did you know there are just, like, SO many amazing queer comics out right now? Like, almost too many to read?But you have to start somewhere, so let's dive into Cheer Up: Love and Pompoms, the story of a young trans girl reconnecting with her prickly friend over the shared activity of cheerleading, and discuss! And let's do it with our amazing new friends,  Mike and Jessika from the EXCELLENT podcast Ten Cent Takes!Next week, we will be reading Captain Marvel (2014) #1-6: Higher, Further, Faster, More. We invite you to read along with us.Veronica's theme this season is Redemption (for characters we didn't like before). Monte's theme is Femme Fatales.*******************************************Guest Appearances:Check out the inaugural crossover of the Hall of Pods, our new podcast network! We discuss Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness with The Fandom Optimists, Cape Corner, and True Believers: a Comics PoDCast! Find all of our links here. Veronica and Melissa appeared together on Super Sideshow to discuss the finale of the Hawkeye TV show,  Melissa appeared alone to discuss WandaVision (twice!), and Veronica hopped on to objectify the men of the MCU. Monte appeared on The Fandom Optimists to discuss the third episode of Moon Knight.*******************************************Email us at sjwcomicspodcast@gmail.com, or check out our social media at:https://twitter.com/sjwcomicscasthttps://www.instagram.com/sjwcomicscast/
69:47 06/09/2022
MS6 - First Issue: Static Season One
We can't read ALL the comics, even if we want to. Thus, today we sample just the FIRST issue of Static: Season One, the reboot of the Static Series with writer Vita Ayala.Next  week will be a bonus episode, in which we discuss Cheer Up: Love and Pompoms with Mike and Jessika from the EXCELLENT podcast Ten Cent Takes! The week after that, we will be reading Captain Marvel (2014) #1-6: Higher, Further, Faster, More. We invite you to read along with us.Veronica's theme this season is Redemption (for characters we didn't like before). Monte's theme is Femme Fatales.*******************************************Guest Appearances:Check out the inaugural crossover of the Hall of Pods, our new podcast network! We discuss Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness with The Fandom Optimists, Cape Corner, and True Believers: a Comics PoDCast! Find all of our links here. Veronica and Melissa appeared together on Super Sideshow to discuss the finale of the Hawkeye TV show,  Melissa appeared alone to discuss WandaVision (twice!), and Veronica hopped on to objectify the men of the MCU. Monte appeared on The Fandom Optimists to discuss the third episode of Moon Knight.*******************************************Email us at sjwcomicspodcast@gmail.com, or check out our social media at:https://twitter.com/sjwcomicscasthttps://www.instagram.com/sjwcomicscast/
30:52 06/02/2022
S10E6 - Catwoman: Selina's Big Score
Ever done something you wish you could take back? Ever made a series of steadily escalating poor decisions where you knew at every turn you were careening towards disaster and dragging the people you love along with you? If so, you can probably relate to Selina Kyle (Catwoman) in this week's story, Selina's Big Score by Darwyn Cooke.Monte's theme this season is Femme Fatales. Veronica's theme is Redemption (for characters we didn't like before).We finally appeared on The Colored Pages Book Club, to discuss the adorable Bingo Love! Also check out Monte, Veronica, and Melissa's separate guest appearances on Waiting on the Trade! Monte, Veronica, and Melissa also each appeared on Watching Netflix Without You! Veronica and Melissa appeared together on Super Sideshow to discuss the finale of the Hawkeye TV show, and Melissa appeared alone to discuss WandaVision (twice!). Monte appeared on The Fandom Optimists to discuss the third episode of Moon Knight.Also, check out our sister shows in the Hall of Pods network which currently includes: Cape Corner, The Fandom Optimists, and True Believers: A Comic Book PoDCast. Find all of our links here.Email us at sjwcomicspodcast@gmail.com, or check out our social media at:https://twitter.com/sjwcomicscasthttps://www.instagram.com/sjwcomicscast/
61:19 05/26/2022
BONUS - Dr. Strange In the Multiverse of Madness - Hall of Pods Crossover
Wait, what's happening? What happened to the regular episode? WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE?Four shows simultaneously discussing Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness? That's right, it's an incursion--multiple podcast universes crashing into each other until all that's left is chaos! Or maybe... just maybe, if we work together, we can spin this into something great?Announcing the launch of the Hall of Pods network, where a few indie nerd culture podcasts band together, to support one another and collaborate on interesting conversations. Don't worry, this won't change anything about our show, except that you'll probably hear more from the people on the other shows in future.The Hall of Pods network currently includes The Fandom Optimists, Cape Corner, True Believers: A Comic Book PoDCast, and us! Find all of our links here. Check out these awesome podcasts!Next week  we will be reading Catwoman: Selina's Big Score. We invite you to read along with us.Veronica's theme this season is Redemption (for characters we didn't like before). Monte's theme is Femme Fatales.We finally appeared on The Colored Pages Book Club, to discuss the adorable Bingo Love! Also check out Monte, Veronica, and Melissa's separate guest appearances on Waiting on the Trade! Monte, Veronica, and Melissa also each appeared on Watching Netflix Without You! Veronica and Melissa appeared together on Super Sideshow to discuss the finale of the Hawkeye TV show, and Melissa appeared alone to discuss WandaVision (twice!). Monte appeared on The Fandom Optimists to discuss the third episode of Moon Knight.Email us at sjwcomicspodcast@gmail.com, or check out our social media at:https://twitter.com/sjwcomicscasthttps://www.instagram.com/sjwcomicscast/
100:40 05/18/2022
MS5 - Webcomic: Extra Fabulous
This week we took a look at the Extra Fabulous webcomic, created by Zach M. Stafford. Funny, distinctive, individual and shareable as hell, these short comedy jpegs will keep you scrolling way longer than you were prepared for.Next  we will be reading Catwoman: Selina's Big Score. We invite you to read along with us.Veronica's theme this season is Redemption (for characters we didn't like before). Monte's theme is Femme Fatales.We finally appeared on The Colored Pages Book Club, to discuss the adorable Bingo Love! Also check out Monte, Veronica, and Melissa's separate guest appearances on Waiting on the Trade! Monte, Veronica, and Melissa also each appeared on Watching Netflix Without You! Veronica and Melissa appeared together on Super Sideshow to discuss the finale of the Hawkeye TV show, and Melissa appeared alone to discuss WandaVision (twice!). Monte appeared on The Fandom Optimists to discuss the third episode of Moon Knight.Email us at sjwcomicspodcast@gmail.com, or check out our social media at:https://twitter.com/sjwcomicscasthttps://www.instagram.com/sjwcomicscast/
29:09 05/12/2022
S10E5 - Ghost Rider: The Curse of Jonathan Blaze
Ghost Rider (1973) #68: The Curse of Johnathan Blaze (this link leads to a longer collection, of which we are reading only one issue--my apologies, I can't find it anywhere else). Next week will be Mini-sode #5: Static Season 1. The week after that, we will be reading Catwoman: Selina's Big Score. We invite you to read along with us.Veronica's theme this season is Redemption (for characters we didn't like before). Monte's theme is Femme Fatales.We finally appeared on The Colored Pages Book Club, to discuss the adorable Bingo Love! Also check out Monte, Veronica, and Melissa's separate guest appearances on Waiting on the Trade! Monte, Veronica, and Melissa also each appeared on Watching Netflix Without You! Veronica and Melissa appeared together on Super Sideshow to discuss the finale of the Hawkeye TV show, and Melissa appeared alone to discuss WandaVision (twice!). Monte appeared on The Fandom Optimists to discuss the third episode of Moon Knight.Email us at sjwcomicspodcast@gmail.com, or check out our social media at:https://twitter.com/sjwcomicscasthttps://www.instagram.com/sjwcomicscast/
54:26 05/05/2022
MS4 - First Episode: Doom Patrol (2019)
A well executed tone, with fine actors doing a great job, and a cast of weird and flawed characters to bring a story together, topped off with some weird CGI? *chef's kiss* Beautiful.This week we discuss the pilot episode of the 2019 live-action TV adaptation of Doom Patrol. Buckle in.Next week  we will be reading Ghost Rider (1973) #68: The Curse of Johnathan Blaze (this link leads to a longer collection, of which we are reading only one issue--my apologies, I can't find it anywhere else). We invite you to read along with us.Veronica's theme this season is Redemption (for characters we didn't like before). Monte's theme is Femme Fatales.We finally appeared on The Colored Pages Book Club, to discuss the adorable Bingo Love! Also check out Monte, Veronica, and Melissa's separate guest appearances on Waiting on the Trade! Monte, Veronica, and Melissa also each appeared on Watching Netflix Without You! And Veronica and Melissa appeared together on Super Sideshow to discuss the finale of the Hawkeye TV show, and Melissa appeared alone to discuss WandaVision (twice!).Email us at sjwcomicspodcast@gmail.com, or check out our social media at:https://twitter.com/sjwcomicscasthttps://www.instagram.com/sjwcomicscast/
27:04 04/28/2022
S10E4 - Black Widow: The Finely Woven Thread
Redemption can look a little strange, depending on who is seeking it. For a certain someone, it might include a lot of the only thing she knows how to do well--contract killing. Join us in delving into the psyche of Natasha Romanoff, the Black Widow, in Black Widow (2014) #1-6: The Finely Woven Thread.Next week will be Mini-sode #4: . The week after that, we will be reading Ghost Rider (1973) #68: The Curse of Johnathan Blaze (this link leads to a longer collection, of which we are reading only one issue--my apologies, I can't find it anywhere else). We invite you to read along with us.Veronica's theme this season is Redemption (for characters we didn't like before). Monte's theme is Femme Fatales.We finally appeared on The Colored Pages Book Club, to discuss the adorable Bingo Love! Also check out Monte, Veronica, and Melissa's separate guest appearances on Waiting on the Trade! Monte, Veronica, and Melissa also each appeared on Watching Netflix Without You! And Veronica and Melissa appeared together on Super Sideshow to discuss the finale of the Hawkeye TV show, and Melissa appeared alone to discuss WandaVision (twice!).Email us at sjwcomicspodcast@gmail.com, or check out our social media at:https://twitter.com/sjwcomicscasthttps://www.instagram.com/sjwcomicscast/
61:01 04/21/2022
MS3 - Who Is Lucifer (DC)?
How does one set out to character Lucifer Morningstar, the Lightbringer, First of the Fallen, The Adversary, Him called the Devil? It's up to you, apparently.Mini-sode #3 is a comparative discussion about the character of Lucifer in the DC universe, between Monte and Melissa (who have seen the Lucifer show) and Veronica (who read Lucifer's appearances in Sandman and has delved into the Lucifer comic). Sometimes it's fun to just enlighten (heh heh heh) one another, you know?Next week, we will be reading Black Widow (2014) #1-6: The Finely Woven Thread. We invite you to read along with us.Veronica's theme this season is Redemption (for characters we didn't like before). Monte's theme is Fem Fatales.We finally appeared on The Colored Pages Book Club, to discuss the adorable Bingo Love! Also check out Monte, Veronica, and Melissa's separate guest appearances on Waiting on the Trade! Monte, Veronica, and Melissa also each appeared on Watching Netflix Without You! And Veronica and Melissa appeared together on Super Sideshow to discuss the finale of the Hawkeye TV show, and Melissa appeared alone to discuss WandaVision (twice!).Email us at sjwcomicspodcast@gmail.com, or check out our social media at:https://twitter.com/sjwcomicscasthttps://www.instagram.com/sjwcomicscast/
33:51 04/14/2022
S10E3 - Daredevil: Born Again
When a person's life has been destroyed, what is left of them? And where can they go from there? This week we read Daredevil (1964) #226-233: Born Again, a famous arc by Frank Miller which was OBJECTIVELY selected as the best Daredevil comic for redeeming the character. In this arc, Matt Murdock's life is systematically dismantled by the Kingpin after he learns Daredevil's secret identity.Next week will be Mini-sode #3: Who Is Lucifer?, a comparative discussion between Monte and Melissa (who have seen the Lucifer show) and Veronica (who read Lucifer's appearances in Sandman and has delved into the Lucifer comic). The week after that, we will be reading Black Widow (2014) #1-6: The Finely Woven Thread. We invite you to read along with us.Veronica's theme this season is Redemption (for characters we didn't like before). Monte's theme is Femme Fatales.We finally appeared on The Colored Pages Book Club, to discuss the adorable Bingo Love! Also check out Monte, Veronica, and Melissa's separate guest appearances on Waiting on the Trade! Monte, Veronica, and Melissa also each appeared on Watching Netflix Without You! And Veronica and Melissa appeared together on Super Sideshow to discuss the finale of the Hawkeye TV show, and Melissa appeared alone to discuss WandaVision (twice!).Email us at sjwcomicspodcast@gmail.com, or check out our social media at:https://twitter.com/sjwcomicscasthttps://www.instagram.com/sjwcomicscast/
69:20 04/07/2022
MS2 - Artist Sampler: Gabriel Hernandez Walta
Mini-sode #2 is about Gabriel Hernandez Walta, the artist who drew one of our favorite comics (and yours), Magneto: Infamous! Join us as we talk about Walta's unique style and why we love it. This week we read an issue of: Astonishing X-Men, Dr. Strange, Vision, and Occupy Avengers.Next week, we will be reading the classic Frank Miller story arc, Daredevil (1964) #227-232 "Born Again". We invite you to read along with us.Veronica's theme this season is Redemption (for characters we didn't like before). Monte's theme is Femme Fatales.We finally appeared on The Colored Pages Book Club, to discuss the adorable Bingo Love! Also check out Monte, Veronica, and Melissa's separate guest appearances on Waiting on the Trade! Monte, Veronica, and Melissa also each appeared on Watching Netflix Without You! And Veronica and Melissa appeared together on Super Sideshow to discuss the finale of the Hawkeye TV show.Email us at sjwcomicspodcast@gmail.com, or check out our social media at:https://twitter.com/sjwcomicscasthttps://www.instagram.com/sjwcomicscast/
34:37 03/31/2022
S10E2 - Sin City: The Babe Wore Red
Have you ever read something that you know is technically very good, but it just hits wrong? If so, you know how we felt reading Sin City (1994): The Babe Wore Red (this link is to a collection, of which we are reading one issue). Join us as we talk about the color red, inappropriately timed male sexuality, and the protagonist that wasn't.Next week will be Mini-sode #2: Creator Profile on Gabriel Hernandez Walta, where we will sample several of the artists works and discuss our reactions. The week after that, we will be reading Daredevil (1964) #226-233: Born Again. We invite you to read along with us.Veronica's theme this season is Redemption (for characters we didn't like before). Monte's theme is Femme Fatales.We finally appeared on The Colored Pages Book Club, to discuss the adorable Bingo Love! Also check out Monte, Veronica, and Melissa's separate guest appearances on Waiting on the Trade! Monte, Veronica, and Melissa also each appeared on Watching Netflix Without You! And Veronica and Melissa appeared together on Super Sideshow to discuss the finale of the Hawkeye TV show, and Melissa appeared alone to discuss WandaVision.Email us at sjwcomicspodcast@gmail.com, or check out our social media at:https://twitter.com/sjwcomicscasthttps://www.instagram.com/sjwcomicscast/
53:02 03/24/2022
MS1 - Who Is the Sandman?
Hello, and welcome to our new Feature content, in the form of mini-sodes! These bite-size episodes will give us a chance to explore many topics of interest to us that the book club episodes preclude, and to sample content without making it a whole thing. We hope you enjoy them!Mini-sode #1 is about Neil Gaiman's Sandman, the comic and the character. Who is the Sandman? What are the comics about? How do you get into them? It's all revealed in this mini exposé!Next week, we will be reading Sin City (1994): The Babe Wore Red (this link is to a collection, of which we are reading one issue). We invite you to read along with us.Veronica's theme this season is Redemption (for characters we didn't like before). Monte's theme is Fem Fatales.We finally appeared on The Colored Pages Book Club, to discuss the adorable Bingo Love! Also check out Monte, Veronica, and Melissa's separate guest appearances on Waiting on the Trade! Monte, Veronica, and Melissa also each appeared on Watching Netflix Without You! And Veronica and Melissa appeared together on Super Sideshow to discuss the finale of the Hawkeye TV show.Email us at sjwcomicspodcast@gmail.com, or check out our social media at:https://twitter.com/sjwcomicscasthttps://www.instagram.com/sjwcomicscast/
32:59 03/17/2022
S10E1 - Batgirl: Year One
Some characters have been changed around by continuity A LOT. Barbara Gordon is high on the list. Her age has been halved, traumas suffered and erased with comic book science, careers and motivations put through a blender.According to Veronica's 100% OBJECTIVE RESEARCH METHODOLOGY, we have found the OBJECTIVELY BEST Batgirl comic despite all that. Join us in reading Batgirl: Year One #1-9, and give Babs a chance to redeem herself after our experience with Batgirl of Burnside.Next week will be Mini-sode #1: Who Is the Sandman?, where Veronica will answer all your Sandman-related questions. The week after that, we will be reading Sin City (1994): The Babe Wore Red (this link is to a collection, of which we are reading one issue). We invite you to read along with us.Veronica's theme this season is Redemption (for characters we didn't like before). Monte's theme is Fem Fatales.We finally appeared on The Colored Pages Book Club, to discuss the adorable Bingo Love! Also check out Monte, Veronica, and Melissa's separate guest appearances on Waiting on the Trade! Monte, Veronica, and Melissa also each appeared on Watching Netflix Without You! And Veronica and Melissa appeared together on Super Sideshow to discuss the finale of the Hawkeye TV show.Email us at sjwcomicspodcast@gmail.com, or check out our social media at:https://twitter.com/sjwcomicscasthttps://www.instagram.com/sjwcomicscast/
55:53 03/11/2022