Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Bat Books For Beginners 144 - Gotham Central: In the Line of Duty

John is joined by special guest Tobiah from View From the Gutters to discuss the beginnings of this unique comic series taking a look at Gotham through the eyes of the GCPD and only tangentially involving Batman. We talk about how unique this series is and if it was an influence on the Gotham TV show.

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Sunday, July 3, 2016

ARP - 55 - Velvet 1-10

We discuss the first 10 issues of Velvet by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting. This female led spy story is set in a very realistic environment and focuses on a retired agent who must use her spy skills to solve a mystery.

Talking points

Is Velvet a Ms. Male character? (11:18)

Velvet's approach to Marina (21:51)

A More Realistic Spy Story (36:16)

The plot (42:44)

The world is very real (50:28)

Naration (55:47)

Continuation past this story (1:04:41)

Letters Pages (1:07:16)

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As mentioned in the episode

BBFB 142 - Bruce Wayne, Murderer?
Deadpool film
Winter Soldier film
BBFB 141 - Catwoman: Dark End of the Street
Cosplay artist who painted her body like comic book characters

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