I remember a debate in my old social studies class, in 7th grade that asked about the implications of human cloning. This was in the last throes of the 20th century, when things like Dolly the sheep had opened potential floodgates in the cloning field. Could we clone a human? Should we clone a human? Well, little did my nascent geek self realize, comics held a path torwards looking for answers. Could we? Probably. Should we? Well, as long as the writers at Marvel aren’t handling the project. Spider-man is currently dealing with cleanup from yet another clone storyline. Think […]
This episode, we talk Batgirl. Her life as Oracle, and how un-crippling her was complete bullshit. Intro music is “Equilibrium Instrumental” by junior85.
Listen to us talk about Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra’s amazing series “Y: The Last Man”. The story of the last lone male, in a world dominated by women. Good times. Intro music is “Equilibrium Instrumental” by junior85.
Death is an inevitability and a finality. In comics, we’ve seen many a death. Superman died defending Metropolis from Doomsday’s rampage. Captain America was sniped by Crossbones on courthouse steps. Jean Grey died to save the rest of the X-Men from an otherwise fatal re-entry. Jason Todd was beaten to death with a crowbar by the Joker, then blown up. These deaths rocked the comics world, and the holes they left in our hearts will never be filled. Well, at least not for another 6-12 months, a year or two at most. Then some massive event will hit, and our […]
For episode 2, we discuss Vivek Tiwary’s award-winning comic, “The Fifth Beatle”, which documents the story of the Beatles’ manager, Brian Epstein. We honestly didn’t like it. We get pretty vocal on this matter, as well. Intro music is “Equilibrium Instrumental” by junior85.
I know a bunch of you shippers are so glad to hear that Harley Quinn is in a non-monogamous relationship with Poison Ivy. While a part of me was kind of blasé about it, another part of me could only laugh his fat ass off. Not because there’s anything particularly humorous about the situation, but because DC slipped a big one past everyone’s noses, and no one sneezed. Check the wording from DC: “They are girlfriends without the jealousy of monogamy.” So not only is this relationship homosexual, but it’s non-standard-conforming. Is it an open relationship? Is there a third […]
What if I said there is a vision of a sci-fi dystopia where anything you wanted could be gotten at the touch of a button? That a few commands separate you from the greatest trove of information mankind has ever had access to, but you’re just going to seek mindless entertainment and porn? That human beings would try to separate from their species, to become something new and alien, only to be oppressed by the stodgy old guard who want to keep them in line? That there was a world where politicians never changed, but only became more and more brazen […]
Comics are not a medium where the terms “status quo” or “logic” apply. In fact, one thing fans keep in mind is that this is a medium where real change is rare and often undone at the drop of a hat. Any change can, and will, be undone with time. Don’t believe me? Go ahead and Google how many times Jean Grey has died and come back to life. Marvel just threw their hands over their heads and said “Ah, fuck it, she’s got a primal force of life and creation in her” to hand-wave it all away. Now, with […]
Well, here it is, folks. The first episode of Graded 0.5! To celebrate, we invited just about everyone we could on to talk about James O’Barr’s “The Crow”. We do the thing! Intro music is “Equilibrium Instrumental” by junior85.