Episodes

Episode 44 - Archie Comics

We're back with episode 44, chatting about Archie, Betty, Veronica, and the various other denizens of Riverdale and Archie Comics. It's Merri's first introduction to the franchise that isn't a classic TV show or movie! Missy gets to endlessly quote Josie and the Pussycats! We go off on Betty and Veronica #1! What more could you want?

Warnings: There is a mild curse (it starts with 'b' and rhymes with 'witch') as well as some mention of pornography in the discussion about Betty and Veronica. It's not explicit, we promise, but it does get mentioned several times in the context of the art.

What Missy's Been Up To:

Reading:

  • Fresh Romance, edited by Janelle Asselin
  • Snotgirl #1 by Bryan Lee O'Malley, Leslie Hung, Maré Odomo, and Mickey Quinn (Read Missy's review here!)
  • Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Hellblazer: Dangerous Habits by Jamie Delano, Garth Ennis, William Simpson, Sean Phillips, Steve Pugh, and Dave McKean

    What Merri's Been Up To:

    Watching:

  • Wayward Pines
  • Stranger Things
  • Steven Universe

    Listening To:

  • The Adventure Zone

    Some Links You Might Find Interesting:
  • “Pretty Little Liars” Has Now Killed More Queer and Trans Women Than Any Other TV Show by Heather Hogan
  • Who is This For? Breaking Down Adam Hughes' 'Betty & Veronica' by Katie Schenkel
  • Hey Fellow Kids, Betty & Veronica #1 Is Not Good by Megan Purdy

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  • Episode 18 - Film Noir

    We’re back, and this time we’re venturing into the dark and gritty world of film noir, the only type of dark and gritty world Missy can stand. We’re looking at the classic roots of film noir in 1944’s Double Indemnity and the evolution of neo-noir in 1982’s Blade Runner, discussing the tropes and characteristics that characterize one of the most parodied film genres.

    What Missy’s Been Up To:

    Reading:

    • The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
    • Sandman by Neil Gaiman
    • Archie #1 by Mark Waid and Fiona Staples
    • Constantine: The Hellblazer by Ming Doyle, James Tynion IV, and Riley Rossmo
    • The Wicked + The Divine by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie

    Playing:

    • Her Story

    What Merri’s Been Up To:

    Reading:

    • Dark Disciple by Christie Golden

    Watching:

    • Steven Universe
    • Orange is the New Black

    Some Links You May Find Interesting:

    Her Story: A Compelling Murder Mystery Game With a Tragic Flaw by Laura Hudson

    James Naremore quoted from “More Than Night: Film Noir in its Contexts”