Extra Sequential Podcast #67-Damsels in Distress

53 mins. We analyse the purpose of the love-interest character, how they play off of the heroic lead, and what makes the archetypal Lois Lane memorable while others are forgotten. Also, Jean Claude van Damme. Just because.

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2:10 NEWS

Neil Gaiman on The Simpsons

New Peanuts comics from BOOM! Studios

A few Marvel cancellations, including PunisherMAX

DC’s digital only Batman Beyond series

Frank Miller’s anti-Occupy Wall Street tirade

11:22 THEME-THE ROMANTIC LEAD

The female love interest/damsel in distress has a specific role to fill in the stories of comics, and most notably superheroes. We examine the following.

The pulp novels including Doc Savage, and The Shadow

Hollywood’s genre mashing of sorts

Female versions of male superheroes

Peter Parker’s loves, including Gwen Stacy, and his dissolved marriage with Mary Jane Watson

Bruce Wayne’s escorts

The complicated relationships in Crying Freeman, and Preacher

 

 

 

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