Bloodbath2 Podcast Critiquing art, narrative and culture

On our latest episode we sit down to discuss narrative structure in video games like Wolfenstein The New Order, Assassin's Creed and Bioshock. Comic discussion on Babyteeth, Man-thing and more. The recent announcement of Ron Howard directing a Star Wars movie. Auteur filmmaking in a blockbuster context. Jojo's Bizarre Adventure. And we finish on the glory that is the Wonder Woman movie. 

 
 
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Shout outs and contact info

Comics; dealing with change
Comics; DC Rebirth
RIP; Merle Haggard, Blackjack Mulligan, Balls Mahoney
Book; History of the Tenderloin
Books; Speculative Fiction 1955-1966 
Shirley Jackson; The Haunting of Hill House
JG Ballard; The Crystal World
Where is the cutting edge?
Comics; Daniel Clowes's Eightball and Like A Velvet Glove
Who's going to the movies?
Trailer; Godzilla Resurgence 
Axl Rose is doing what?
TV Season finales; Colony, The Magicians, The Walking Dead
TV Season premiers; fearthe walking dead, Hunters, Wynonna Earp

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Do you bleed? Well, our eyes did. 

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We start with a tribute to the late Gunnar Hansen, the actor who first played Leatherface and a cultural look at the paradigm shift with 1970s horror films. We then take a look at the comic book releases for 11/4/2015 and talk about our first "Picks of the Week" for DC, Marvel, Image and the indies.

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September 5, 2015  

For our 10th episode we step away from our usual topics to look at Michael Mann's third film, the original adaptation of Thomas Harris's Red Dragon novel. We primarily focus on the visual symbolism and the subtexts of masculinity and dualism. 

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The Bloodbath crew speculates heavily on the upcoming movies Superman V Batman; Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad. As usual we have tangents galore including Wonder Woman publishing history, The Hiketea (WW story), A League of One (WW story), Greg Rucka, Grant Morrison, Alan Moore, Rucka's run on Detective Comics, Big Barda and Scott Free as examples of gender reversal, violence in comics, Slam Bradley, JM DeMatteis's run on The Spectre, Superheros as enforcers of the Industrial/Military Complex status quo and MORE!

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August 8, 2015  

Part 1 of a two part impromptu conversation between Erik and Christa concerning recent events in the pro wrestling world. 

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This week's monster of an episode has three parts. In the first we take a look some news and stories that caught our eye. The bulk of this episode however is based on the recent controversies involving the depictions of trans-gendered individuals in Justice League 3001 and Airboy #2. We end the episode with a look at four recent pro-wrestling events.

Topics include; Grant Morrison as the new editor of Heavy Metal. The upcoming Uncharted movie (maybe). The C.U.J.O remake? Farscape the show and recently announced movie. Daniel Bryan's future in the WWE. Calling out culture. The return of Nexus (comic book). First Comics. The Wonder Woman costume change. Bryan Konietzko's Threadworlds. Guy Gardner the best character DC has. "Gal Gardner" Warrior. Airboy. James Robinson. WWE Beast in the East. ROH Best in the World. TNA Slammeversary. NJPW Dominion.

relevant links; 

http://adriennemareebrown.net/blog/2015/07/09/what-isisnt-transformative-justice/

http://www.gofundme.com/bringhollyhome
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What starts as a simple premise; talking about some current news stories around comics, fandom, tv, video games and movies turns ugly when it seems like all the stories picked causes Christa to go into a rage spiral. Topics discussed include the Final Fantasy 7 remake. Actor Jerry Doyle's recent tragedy in Germany. The Dawn of Justice plot synopsis. Announcements from Warner Bros regarding the DC film franchises. The little college student who cried "pornography!" The Stand and Dark Tower adaptations. Later on we discuss Stephen King. Batman Vs Daredevil. Why you can't be Batman. The plague of "realism" in comics and related media. 

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In this first episode, Erik and Christa discuss their histories with genre fiction, comic books, video games and pro wrestling. The episode concludes with previews of some upcoming shows.

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