Supergirl

Writing Heroes

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This week, special guest Robin Gee joins Matthew to discuss balancing ethics with story as a writer. They talk about Robin’s webcomic, Pin Porter, as well as Supergirl, Calvin & Hobbes, and Lord of the Rings.

 

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Robin is a maker of comics, designer, illustrator, and sometimes writer with a strong interest in social and environmental justice. She co-creates the webcomic Pin Porter: Girl Detective, makes short comics to put on the internet, and occasionally writes about comics for Panel & Frame. She lives in Madison Wisconsin with too many books and not enough cats.
You can find her on twitter, read her webcomic Pin Porter, or read her comic shorts.

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Villains who have a Point: Astra From Supergirl

astraWas Astra right in Supergirl season 1, that some terrible acts can be justified in order to save the world? Is there some value to authoritarism if it leads to solving our problems? Should we just put the scientists in charge?

 

 

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This is the first in a series that we will from time to time return to over the coming months, in which  Paul and I explore what happens when you find yourself agreeing with the ‘villain.’ So often we get villains who have goals we might see as admirable, but our hero tells us the methods are wrong. But are they always?

Let us know what you think!

Podcast: Luke Cage & The Role of Identity, Part I

luke-cage-bulletsWith the launch of Luke Cage, we talk about identity politics and the signficance of a black, bulletproof, hero in today’s world.

We had a lot to say about the topic, so this is part 1 of 2.

Contains spoilers for Luke Cage episode 1, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Supergirl and other MCU and DCU properties.

 

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What role do issues of identity have in your enjoyment of superhero TV/movies? Let us know in the comments below, or on Facebook or Twitter!