Episode 221: There Will Be Fan Fiction 2 (The Revenge)
Episode 221 of The Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing and literature is available on iTunes, or right click here to download. In this week’s episode, I share There Will Be Fan Fiction 2, a special edition of Jesse Bradley’s prose reading series, There Will Be Words. This installment features the fan fiction of Shauna Basques… Continue reading
Aesthetic Drift #9: Dramatic Stakes, and Why Dawn of Justice Will Likely Suck
Aesthetic Drift #9 by John King Dramatic Stakes, and Why Dawn of Justice Will Likely Suck Thirty years ago when Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns series appeared, this epic of what would happen to superheroes in the future changed the culture of comic books. Miller introduced an expressionistic art style that could be crude… Continue reading
Heroes Never Rust #96: Characters Who Cannot Die
Heroes Never Rust #96 by Sean Ironman Terror Inc.: Characters Who Cannot Die At the end of the first issue of Terror Inc., Terror is tricked and defeated. Issue two opens with the bad guys, a shady government group, placing Terror’s body parts in acid, melting him, and flushing the remnants down the toilet. Due… Continue reading
Heroes Never Rust #32: Dark Knight
Heroes Never Rust #32 by Sean Ironman Dark Knight: How much can one person change the world? This question runs throughout Superman: Red Son #2, which takes place years after the first issue. The second issue opens in media res with Superman stopping Luthor and Braniac. the two villains have shrunk the city of Stalingrad and… Continue reading
Heroes Never Rust #11: Gotham Central
Heroes Never Rust #11 by Sean Ironman Gotham Central At the end of September, Fox announced they were developing a TV series featuring Detective James “Jim” Gordon before he became commissioner, before Batman. I love the idea of concentrating on the police force in Gotham City. A cop show that is able to draw on… Continue reading
Heroes Never Rust #5: Cultural Respect
Superhero Comics In 2000, Bryan Singer’s X-Men hit theaters. It made almost $300 million off a $75 million budget. Two years later, Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man earned over $800 million on a budget of $139 million. Once money starts getting made, people pay attention. Comics became cool. Sure, they had their followers in certain circles for… Continue reading
Word from the King #1: Some Thoughts on Ben Affleck Being Cast as Batman
Word from the King #1 by John King The blogosphere instantaneously shit itself sideways when Ben Affleck was cast as the next Batman. Here are some meditations on the ensuing misplaced hysteria. 1. There are actually real problems in the world. 2. No, really. There are. Instead of bitching about who has been cast as… Continue reading
Heroes Never Rust #2: Why is Batman a Superhero but James Bond isn’t?
Heroes Never Rust #2 by Sean Ironman Why is Batman a Superhero but James Bond isn’t? One of the inaccuracies about superheroes I’ve found is that all comic book heroes are superheroes. Since the sixties, superhero comics have been the most popular genre in the comics industry. People forget comic books are not just superheroes,… Continue reading
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