MS. MARVEL: Kamala Khan, EMBIGGENING, and Positive Representation – That Thing You Like #114

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MS. MARVEL, specifically Kamala Khan, is f*cking amazing. Not to put too fine a point on it. It’s everything comics you remember from your childhood have ever offered – Adventure! Fun! Humour! Memorable characters! Great action!

But, unlike much of mainstream media, MS. MARVEL does it all while being progressive as all hell. Showcasing the experiences and upbringing of a young Muslim-American woman, this is a rare outsider story that is at once highly specific, yet relatable. In short, it’s everything the two white men hosting this podcast have always wanted!

On this ep, we talk about the characterization, team-ups, and instant classic-feeling of Ms. Marvel. We also talk about how much we want a Ms. Marvel movie like, right now. And also talk about the ridiculous levels of whiteness in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Happy listening!

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LUMBERJANES REVIEW: All Ages Comics, Female Creators, Friendship to the MAX! – That Thing You Like #112

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LUMBERJANES, the hit Boom Studios comic about ladybros and their fantasy-genre girl scout adventures, is a breath of fresh air! Created by Shannon Waters, Noelle Stevenson, and Grace Ellis, the five Lumberjanes have stormed their way into the world’s pop culture heart, and has even been optioned for a big hollywood movie. But we’re here to answer the real question: Is it any good?

Well, yeah. Yes. Yes, it’s super good.

On this episode we’re joined by dear (dear, dear, DEAR) friend of the show Jenna Reid, who’s a real life girl guide leader! Which makes her the closest thing we could have to a real life Lumberjane on the show. We talk about our favourite Lumberjane badges, which Lumberjane we identify with, and sing the praises of the gorgeous art, great character design, and hilarious writing. Enjoy!

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Guests:
Jenna Reid – @Copperhawk86