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Jul 2, 2017

The Fellowship is pleased to present our discussion of patriotism in comics in this day and age. We ponder how patriotic American characters might be viewed internationally, and how nostalgia can affect the reading of comics (with some possibly strong opinions coming out). And as always, our picks of the week.

 

What we're up to this week:

Monty Python Speaks - a serious (well, serious for them) "biography" of the Monty Python phenomenon, and a good, informative read [published in 1999]

Les' Big Bag o' Nothing® - which unfolds into an arena football league championship game that he "forgot" about :-)

Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes collection

Also MST3K streaming on Twitch (on the Shout Factory page) and on the new Comet network

 

And congrats to the Texas Revolution on their championship :-)

 

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Happy Independence Day for all of our listeners in the US :-)

 

[Note: we do use Captain America as our example a lot, so we should thank Marvel for giving us the prime example for this week's topic. It is not our intent to disparage them in any way; they just happen to provide us some great examples.]

 

Picks for the week of 7/5:

Bloodshot's Day Off #1 (Valiant)

Green Hornet '66 Meets The Spirit #1 (Dynamite)

Time & Vine #1 (IDW)

Ash Vs The Army of Darkness #1 (Dynamite)

After Eden #1 (Red 5)

Sisters of Sorrow #1 (BOOM!)

Honorable Mention: Zombie Tramp Origins #1 (Action Lab Danger Zone)

Honorable Mention: Unholy Grail #1 (Aftershock)

Honorable Mention: Jack Kirby's Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Artist's Edition collection (IDW)

 

Shoutouts:

Manny the Martyr - thanks for letting us use your music

#PodernFamily - an awesome group of indie podcasters supporting each other

You, dear listeners! Thanks for listening, and if you haven't yet, subscribe so you won't miss next week's exciting episode :-)

 

Question of the Week: which "changed" character is your favorite? Let us know on social media! And we'd like to do another Q&A show in the near future, so please send us your questions :-)

 

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