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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.

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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United States

Description:

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.

Language:

English


Episodes

BONUS - Fatale w/ Ravian Ruys

7/7/2022
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...

Duration:01:12:58

S10E8 - Red Sonja: Queen of Plagues

6/30/2022
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...

Duration:00:58:31

MS7 - First Issue: Guardians of the Galaxy

6/23/2022
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...

Duration:00:30:28

S10E7 - Captain Marvel: Higher, Further, Faster, More

6/16/2022
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...

Duration:00:56:24

BONUS - Cheer Up: Love and Pompoms w/ Ten Cent Takes

6/9/2022
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,...

Duration:01:03:46

MS6 - First Issue: Static Season One

6/2/2022
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...

Duration:00:30:52

S10E6 - Catwoman: Selina's Big Score

5/26/2022
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...

Duration:01:01:19

BONUS - Dr. Strange In the Multiverse of Madness - Hall of Pods Crossover

5/17/2022
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...

Duration:01:40:40

MS5 - Webcomic: Extra Fabulous

5/12/2022
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...

Duration:00:29:04

S10E5 - Ghost Rider: The Curse of Jonathan Blaze

5/5/2022
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...

Duration:00:54:26

MS4 - First Episode: Doom Patrol

4/28/2022
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...

Duration:00:27:04

S10E4 - Black Widow: The Finely Woven Thread

4/21/2022
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...

Duration:01:00:56

MS3 - Who Is Lucifer (DC)?

4/14/2022
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...

Duration:00:33:38

S10E3 - Daredevil: Born Again

4/7/2022
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...

Duration:01:09:17

MS2 - Artist Sampler: Gabriel Hernandez Walta

3/31/2022
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...

Duration:00:34:37

S10E2 - Sin City: The Babe Wore Red

3/24/2022
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....

Duration:00:53:02

MS1 - Who Is the Sandman?

3/17/2022
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...

Duration:00:32:59

BONUS - All-New Wolverine: Enemy of the State II

3/3/2022
Remember when we met Laura Kinney, the Wolverine clone, child assassin, and extremely traumatized girl known as X-23? Well she's back, all grown up, and donning the mantle of Wolverine for herself. We discuss her personal journey and one of the most important battles of her life--regaining control of her mind from the woman who made her into a killer! Next week, we commence our season proper with Batgirl: Year One #1-9, a chance for Barbara Gordon to redeem herself after our experience...

Duration:01:00:15

Season 10 Preview

2/24/2022
We're back, and better than ever! Join us to find out what comics we'll be reading in Season 10! Veronica's theme this season will be Redemption (for characters we didn't like before). Monte's theme will be Fem Fatales. The comic lineup for Season 10 is as follows (subject to change at any time, and has already changed from the order we discuss it in the episode): Batgirl: Year One #1-9 Sin City (1994): The Babe Wore Red (this is a collection, of which we are reading 1 issue) Daredevil...

Duration:00:17:03

S10E1 - Batgirl: Year One

2/24/2022
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...

Duration:00:55:53