Sandy, Amy and Seth return for episode Number 5 of The Dragon’s Hoard, where they talk about their hopes, dreams, and aspirations for Marvel’s latest forays into television!
Our trio of intrepid comic book adventurers returns to talk some of their expectations for DC’s latest forays into the TV world! Check it out, and Like/Follow our Page on Facebook to spread the word and support the show:
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In the most rapidly produced franchise reboot since the Amazing Spider-Man movie, the crew from the Hoard is BACK!! To kick off their new #1 issue, Amy, Sandy, and Seth discuss exciting new format changes for the show, the new creative directions that Marvel is taking post-Secret War, and several of the new books coming out from DC in the Fall. Check it out, visit The Dragon Comics & Games, and Like/Subscribe to The Rogues’ Gallery on Facebook!
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Before I get going, I’d like to get this out of the way: Yes. Rat Queens is all of the feminist, body-positive, Bechdel and Mako Mori test passing gloriousness that reviewers have been raving about. It has a set of diverse lady leads, each with their own identity, drives and needs that rarely if ever have to do with characters of the dick-having persuasion. They’re kick-ass, assertive, and driven without falling into the Whedon/James Cameron trap of simply writing them as men with boobs. All of this is incredibly welcome, and I, along with legions of Image comics followers, am happy to see it.
However, for those whose interest isn’t peaked by a book’s positive political message, let me assure you: Rat Queens is awesome. Both the cast of characters and the writing in general is funny as hell, the friendships and relationships are genuine and heartfelt, and the sandals n’ sorcery-style action is, to use a technical term, pretty fucking rad. Combine this with the brilliant and unique art by Roc Upchurch, and you’ve got a comic that quickly rockets itself into my Top 5 Favorite ongoing books at the moment.
The exciting conclusion of Vince’s interview with journeyman comics author and talented artist Salgood Sam! On this episode, he talks testing for DC, working for Marvel, and the trials and tribulations of working in the comics industry in the ’90s.
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We’re not close to done yet, folks! As we realized once we were done recording the first episode, there’s a TON of stuff we didn’t get a chance to cover in our first segment, so you get 100% more geeky, feminist goodness! On this triumphant sequel episode, Alysha sheds some light on the insane demands placed on actors of all genders within the filmmaking industry, and the problems of typecasting and perceived ‘marketability.’
As well, we get into the nitty-gritty discussing the tenuous relationship between video game culture and women, both in the realm of gamer girls, and the portrayal of characters within the games themselves.
“Why Hulk get no love?” I know for me, and for many whom I’ve spoken to, one of the most pleasant surprises of Marvel’s The Avengers was Mark Ruffalo’s turn as Bruce Banner/The Hulk. After much beloved actor Ed Norton was unceremoniously removed from the role, many questioned whether Ruffalo would have the chops to pull off the nuances of Banner’s inner struggle with the beast that has so entrenched itself as a part of his identity. In my opinion, Ruffalo pulled off the role with grace and aplomb, and the decision to model the Hulk using motion capture effects similar to those used with Andy Serkis in his performance as Gollum succeeded where I felt previous iterations failed: making Hulk feel like an organic extension of Banner’s character.