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The Pod Delusion episode 144

July 15, 2012

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Covers of Life with Archie #16, Astonishing X-Men #51, Earth 2 #2

Covers of Life with Archie #16, Astonishing X-Men #51, Earth 2 #2

Episode 144: In this episode we find out what’s happening with Richard O’Dwyer, the Sheffield student who’s facing extradition to the US for copyright infringement, why Nature won in the libel courts, and why the government is letting creationism be taught in British schools…
Plus: Sean Ellis suggest a novel solution for Lords Reform, Alex Fitch discusses portrayals of Gay Marriages in comics such as Life with Archie, Astonishing X-Men and James Robinson’s new DC title Earth 2 with journalist Tim Macavoy, and we preview a couple of fun Edinburgh shows!
Visit the home of this episode, for more info on downloading.

Links: Review of Earth 2 issue 2, featuring Alan Scott’s wedding proposal
Article on homophobic reactions to Life with Archie
Article on the Astonishing X-Men launch party in London

Recommended events:

Orbital Comics

Mars Attacks signing

To celebrate the triumphant return of MARS ATTACKS! we have superstar artists John McCrea (Hitman, Mars Attacks! comic for IDW) and Jason Atomic (Mars Attacks! trading cards for Topps) in-store for an exclusive signing on July 18th.

We’ll have copies of the new comic series (including all the hard-to-find variant covers), packs of the new Topps trading cards, and original art on sale from the artists. In addition, John McCrea will be taking on special sketch commissions during the signing for those who want something a little more personalised.

Wednesday, July 18 from 4pm.

Karrie Fransman exhibition

This solo exhibition by comic creator Karrie Fransman‘s (The Guardian, The Times, Random House) plays with the boundaries of the comic medium by fitting comics in weird and wonderful places- dolls houses, jewellery boxes and quilts. With the advance of digital technologies, comics are escaping their paper covers and spilling out into the world, becoming visual and interactive.

Exhibition runs from 22nd June – 19 July

Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA

Gosh! comics events

Ellipsis launch

Artist Tom Humberstone (Solipsistic Pop) will be launching his new comic Ellipsis at Gosh on July 27, from 7 to 8:30pm. There’ll be original art on display, free booze, and Tom will happily sign copies.

Friday July 27th, 7pm – 8.30pm

Gosh! Comics, 1 Berwick Street, London W1F 0DR /

Support Tripwire 20th anniversary book

Over the last twenty years, TRIPWIRE has been covering comics, TV and film with interviews and columns by now-famous names like Grant Morrison and Warren Ellis. Still running as an annual publication, it continues to run feature-length articles and one-off artwork cover commissions.

2012 marks the 20th anniversary of TRIPWIRE, and to commemorate this milestone, Unbound are working with editor-in-chief Joel Meadows to crowd-fund a beautifully bound hardback celebration of the publication. It will be filled with the sort of content that has garnered praise from many of the biggest and best names in genre over its twenty-year existence. Art from genre and comic geniuses Mike Mignola (Hellboy), Drew Struzan (Shawshank Redemption, Indiana Jones), Duncan Fegredo, Frank Quitely, Walter Simonson, Chris Weston, Howard Chaykin and many more. Classic interviews and features that have made TRIPWIRE’s reputation, including Alan Moore, Frank Miller, Peter Milligan and Guillermo Del Toro

This ultra limited hardcover edition will only available through the Unbound website. The more you pledge, the more collectibles you can get your hands on and remember – we can’t do it without your support.

More info at

Sina Sparrow exhibition at Blush Bar

Small press creator Sina Sparrow (aka Sina Evil) is exhibiting a selection of his recent comics work entitled ‘Girls and boys’, featuring deconstruction of homoerotic superhero art and homages to Donna Summer.
Exhibtion runs from 8th June – 8th August 2012

Blush Bar, 8 Cazenove Road, Stoke Newington, London, N16 6BD


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