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Episode 114- Women in Comics 04- Uncanny Strange Deja Vu- Supergirl #01-#03 (and Magnus Considers the Death of Superman Lives)

Trentus Magnus September 22, 2015


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In this week’s ball-amnesia-inducing episode, Magnus recounts his difficulties accepting Peter David’s ongoing Supergirl series from 1996. David wrought many changes to the character, not least of which was placing her into more of a supernatural horror type of setting.

In point of fact, Linda’s arc starts off on a note that eerily and spookily reminded Magnus of a Dream Theater song so the episode begins with a slightly different introduction than usual.

In any event, the comics being discussed this week are Supergirl #01-#03 written by the aforementioned Peter David, penciled by a pre-Sucky Origin Gary Frank and inked by Cam Smith. What a pleasant nightmare!

Remember a few weeks ago when Tom Panarese guest starred on the Final Night episode and it was mentioned that Supergirl #03 was being intentionally left out of the discussion? This is why!

This relates to the megaseries about women in comics, cleverly titled (wait for it!) Women in Comics. As a matter of fact, the Women in Comics series is nearly finished! But comics about female characters are what are on the docket now and next week.

As to this week’s subject matter, were the changes Peter David introduced worth it? Does Gary Frank’s Vertigo-lite style fit better with Supergirl than his later work on Superman?

Wouldn’t answering those questions here defeat the purpose of listening to the show?

For those determined to ruin the Internet for everyone else by perpetuating click-bait on Facebook, “Magnus said *WHAT* about Peter David when Supergirl first got started?”

But that’s not all! In the second segment Magnus shares his thoughts concerning Jon Schnepp’s the Death of Superman Lives- What Happened and how strange it is that a movie that never existed somehow has DVD extras. But there’s more to His Excellency’s comments than just that! So listen up!

Because of the nonstop assault of awesome in this show, unfortunately there was just no time for listener feedback this week.

But don’t let that get you down! You can still offer your feeble effort at tribute! You humble serfs are always welcome to kiss your benevolent leader’s ring. Corrupt DiManzocorp interns are ready, willing, able and eager to accept your bribe to present your meager missives to your wise emperor. The email address to use is trentusmagnus@gmail.com as the other seems to be having technical problems.

In an another sublime act of truly unprecedented charity, the leader permits you lowly rabble to suggest topics for a future episode. Thus, petitions may be sent to trentusmagnus@gmail.com for DiManzocorp interns to review, whereupon your leader might consider thinking about the possibility of potentially discussing whatever you have in mind some day. And that’s a promise!

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