Girl Power: Bad Luck Chuck, Hex Wives, Shanghai Red

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I give my thoughts on the following trade collections: Bad Luck Chuck (Dark Horse), Hex Wives (DC Vertigo), and Shanghai Red (Image).

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Recorded October 27, 2020

Center Seat: Star Trek: Picard Season 1

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Stardate 2020.302. On this episode of Center Seat, my Star Trek podcast, I offer my reactions to the first season of Star Trek: Picard. How well does this post-Next Gen milieu hold up? Is Star Trek: Picard little more than a Star Trek: The Next Generation reunion show? And what about these new characters and the overall plot?

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The Legion Project 25: Revelation

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Presenting a joint podcast production with Peter from The Daily Rios podcast (where you can also listen and subscribe to The Legion Project), where we will discuss, issue by issue, the 1984 Legion of Super-Heroes (volume 3) series affectionately known as the “Baxter run”.

In this episode we discuss Legion of Super-Heroes #25: “Revelation”. While the Legion searches for Sensor Girl, a new Fatal Five attack the team! If that’s not enough, Sensor Girl’s identity is finally and shockingly revealed — who could she be?! Plus, Who’s Who entries and more!

(00:44) Preamble
(09:11) Legion of Super-Heroes #25 synopsis, cover discussion, and general thoughts
(38:19) Main discussion on the new Fatal Five, Legion subplots, Mentalla, and more
(1:41:51) More thoughts on the Sensor Girl revelation and behind the scenes info
(2:03:36) Who’s Who #18 entries on Phantom Girl, Polar Boy, Proty, Pulsar Stargrave, the Phantom Zone, and Professor Ivo; also, a quick look at Booster Gold #7
(2:41:19) Wrap up and outro

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The Gutters: MTBI

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Recorded September 27, 2020

Mild traumatic brain injury. And some other stuff.

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Raina Telgemeier’s Sisters

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Recorded August 1, 2020

I’m joined by my 14-year-old granddaughter Madison to discuss Raina Telgemeier’s wonderful graphic novel Sisters. This is my favorite of the memoirs set and we had a lovely conversation about it. What did you think of this book?

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