March 28, 2011

ABC Podcast #132, plus niffles

This episode of the Awesomed By Comics Podcast is brought to you by the debut of what will likely be a Summer-long feature, in which Aaron recaps how 11 listeners, creators, and fellow podcasters will most likely do much, much better than Aaron at fantasy baseball. Victories abound for FF, DD, Mon Mon, The Mission, Magic Batman, Superlamb, and the niffles. Also, since Evie doesn't listen to the show, there's a bunch of stuff Chris from WRA and I have already covered, including Poker Face, the WW Costume, and last week's Unwritten. Oh, and also we're on WRA this week, you should listen to find out about zoos near you!

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Now, courtesy of our friend Joseph, here's Snorlaxtus, and the Silver Surfin' Pikachu!

14 comments:

Martin said...

I remember the original press release stuff surrounding JMS's Wonder Woman saying that, yeah, it's something about the gods warping reality that's changing Wonder Woman's origin. I don't think they've explained yet exactly what it is the gods did that changed things, or why.

So it's a weird One More Day thing, basically, except that no one's going up in arms since of course no one cares about Wonder Woman (sadly :( ) It's DC soft-rebooting Wonder Woman without rebooting the DC universe. But I think they've set it up in such a way that they're going to finalize it based on reader reaction; if enough people dig it, this is going to be Wonder Woman's origin from now on.

Which, as someone who thinks Wonder Woman does need to be reinvented, I can totally get behind...if it was done better.

eric said...

Yup=

http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2010/06/jms-jim-lee-change-wonder-womans-costume-continuity/

eric said...

I wasn't reading Ultimate FF, but doesn't it seem like ultimatematu Reed just went evil out of no where?

Evie said...

I'm sorry, I didn't mean to sound quite so clueless--obviously yes I was following the Wonder Woman continuity change stuff when it first happened last summer. My real question on this episode was: has this been explained any further, did I miss something in the past six months? Has any sense been made of the vague unexplained reboot since those press releases, either in Wonder Woman or another title I may have missed?

Michael said...

I don't know about Aaron's comments this episode about Cassie Cain. If he really didn't like her, then you should just say that. I think both Evie and Aaron would have plenty of problems if Cassandra Cain was the exact opposite of a serious Asian. If she was the opposite, you would also say she's a stereotype, say like Gogo from Kill Bill or any manga representation of a schoolgirl, or even for an American example, one of the Super Young Team that Grant Morrison created.
I love your podcast, but I just had that opinion. And don't hate me, Aaron, I want to challenge you to Pokemon one day. I will give you the riot act with my Stoutland. :)

Jordan Ashcraft said...

In regards to Wonder Women, her title has done very little to further explain what is going on and who is twisting reality around her. I don't know about any other books though. So no, I don't think your missing anything Evie... at least from the Wonder Woman book.

njcook0312 said...

I forget what website it was on, but I saw an interview with Hester or Winnick where they explained that the reality change happened at the same time that max did his mind wipe thing, so it canceled out the mind change from the gods. Also, regarding reed's dad, during the issues where all the nathaniel's were killing each other, it was the 616 version that came out on top.

Anonymous said...

When you say there might be something you've missed when it comes to Cass Cain, that would apparently be her 73-issue run of Batgirl where she was a complex, interesting character. Her character assassination post-One Year Later has been a complaint of many feminist and anti-racist comics fans for the past five years.

Evie said...

Well, and that's exactly what we meant. Remember we've only been reading DC for a few years, and while I have read those complaints, I can't base my experience of Cass on the complaints, though I have no doubt they are completely valid and that she did have a rich history earlier. Basically, our answer is really "we missed the good Cass so we're not personally invested in whether she's Batgirl, though we know many are." You can argue that we should go back and read them all, but I have a list like that sixteen lifetimes long.

JoeDComp said...

Glade you guys liked the Snorlactus drawing. Once I improve on my drawing skills, I'll do another one for you guys.

Colt said...

The early Cass Cain stuff was pretty great (turned into garbage near the end of its run), but I dunno how much you guys would dig it. Much of the art was done by Damion Scott, who has that whole graffiti art thing going on, which I know Aaron's definitely not a fan of.

Still, if you can find a copy of Solo #10 in a back-issue bin, there's a really nice Batgirl/Stephanie-as-Robin story in there. It's done by Damion Scott, but in a much more restrained style.

Martin Gray said...

I tried a few issues of Batgirl, but really didn't enjoy the art ... it looked as if one flick of a finger would knock Batgirl's head off. I disliked the story at least as much. I wish Cassie well but I find Steph's book much more enjoyable. And that's nothing to do with ethnicity and everything to do with creative team preference.

Aaron, there are at least three super-ladies who control their hair - as well as Medusa, there's Spider-Girl/Wave from the Legion and Godiva from Super Friends.

John said...

The Fortean stuff in Hulk is from 30.1 The only .1 issue to actually be a good jumping on point.

Patricio said...

I have to say I found the Cass Batgirl pretty boring, and was roundly disappointed when I started reading back issues the old ongoing. As interesting as they tried to make her, I was never able to get past the broad brushstrokes of the character concept. If I never see another "omgthisisthecraziestmostawesomeninjafighter" character again it'll be too soon.