Today’s podcast was recorded with the help of a backup boyfriend: my good friend Nathan, who has only recently started reading comics, in part thanks to DC’s reboot.
- The Avengers movie, how much money it has made and how it compares to other Marvel movies.
- Arrow TV show
- Harley Quinn’s Revenge DLC for Batman: Arkham City
- Customisable Batman Converse.
The topic for the episode was a post- and pre-DCnU look at Nightwing. Zoe and Nathan discuss the various writers and their writing styles, including Chuck Dixon, Devin Grayson, Peter Tomasi and Kyle Higgins. Themes discussed include the relationships Nightwing has with various characters, his place in the DCU and DCnU as an ex-sidekick, and the lack of duality between Dick Grayson and Nightwing. Artistic and writing differences, and their effect on reader enjoyment, are also mentioned.
Zoe and Nathan discuss the merits of the new writing style and how it blends with the DCnU style, the Night of Owls storyline, and the characterisation in the comics. They are trolled in the show-notes thanks to the regular boyfriend, Chris. The podcast is rounded out with a discussion of sex and sexuality in comics, and Zoe fails to articulate why Nightwing is often considered gay.
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