FYMP Podcast #29 – Morality and The Man of Steel

In this episode we’re joined by Samantha Nelson! Samantha is the Senior Editor at Escapist Magazine and creator of The New Mythology column there. She also contributes regularly to The Verge, The A.V. Club, and The Chicago Tribune. Samantha also podcasts for the Critical Hit podcast.
In this episode we talk about the DCEU’s Superman, morality, and the antihero phenomenon that Matt and I previously touched on in episode 9 of the FYMPcast. We also touch on the world of manga, anime, and adaptations, as well as great cartoons of the 1990s.

More of Samantha’s Work:
How Captain America Defeated Superman
Black Panther’s Killmonger is the MCU’s Magneto

Timestamp Recap
(02:00) Guest Introduction: Samantha Nelson
(06:47) Manga, anime, and adaptations
(12:45) Formative fiction
(19:53) Gargoyles and displaced heroes
(21:41) The Superman Stories
(24:01) How Captain America Defeated Superman
(32:42) Morality, anti-heroes, and the Man of Steel

Stories Discussed
Movies – Detective Pikachu, Battle Angel Alita, Pacific Rim, All-Star Superman, Batman vs. Superman, Man of Steel
Creators – Joaquim Dos Santos, Zack Snyder
Comics – All-Star Superman
Manga/Anime – Battle Angel Alita (GUNM), Rurouni Kenshin
TV – Gargoyles, Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Legend of Korra, Batman Beyond

Dis/Honorable Mention
Creators – Ryan Reynolds, Brandon Sanderson, Mark Millar, Christopher Reeve, George Reeves, Frank Quitely
Movies – The Lion King
Comics – We3
TV – Superman, The Animated Series, Lois & Clark, Batman: The Animated Series, Breaking Bad, The Sopranos, Mad Men
Books – Dune, The Foundation Series, The Mistborn Series
Manga/Anime – Sailor Moon, Dragonball Z, One Punch Man, Death Note, Perfect Blue

FYMP Podcast #28 – Who Watches the Watchmen?

In this episode Matt’s back! And just in time for a conversation about the most well-received graphic novel of all time: Watchmen. After a quick fiction catch up, we discuss the original Watchmen comic, it’s various spin offs and adaptations (including the upcoming HBO series), and try to figure out why adaptations and additions to the original have had such a hard time capturing what made the original so special. We also recommend some of our favorite recent comics, books, and movies and are briefly visited by 2 of Matt’s daughters 🙂

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FYMP Podcast #21 – Journey to the East: A Conversation with Walter McDaniel

In this episode of the podcast we had the pleasure of speaking with artist, entrepreneur and fellow East Coaster Walter McDaniel! We talked about topics including his background as an artist, his current work, storytelling, fictional influences, his advice for people with atypical aspirations. After the conversation with Walter, Matt and Khemit discuss Walter’s work, Journey to the West, and the art of translating mythology.

More information about Red Dragon Media can be found at www.red-dragon.cn

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FYMP Podcast #14 – Avengers: Infinity War and the Marvel Mythos

Avengers: Infinity War, the sequel to end all sequels, is finally here! Thank Thanos! We take you on a tour of the film (spoiler free for the first 30 minutes) and the comics that spawned it. In this episode you’ll hear our thoughts on the movie and the MCU mythos, and learn about the origins of the scenes and characters you liked the most.

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FYMP Podcast #9 – The Rise of the Anti-hero

anti hero

What accounts for the rising popularity of the anti-hero in fiction? In this week’s podcast we explore that question and others related to the idea of heroes in stories and in the real world. We discuss Alan Moore and the origins of the trend in comics, as well as  recent hero stories like Man of Steel. Plus, our very first Grudge Match between 2 VERY anti-heroes! Continue reading “FYMP Podcast #9 – The Rise of the Anti-hero”

FYMP Podcast #7 – Comics vs. Manga: The Anatomy of the Graphics Arts

comics vs. manga

In this podcast we’re diving deep into the differences in storytelling between comics vs. manga. As a topic close to our hearts, you should find this interesting even if you don’t consider yourself a fan of either. If you need a good recommendation or a good starting point for exploring comics and manga, this will provide both. Reach out to us on Facebook to join this conversation!

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