55 episodes

From capes and cowls to starships and blasters, join authors Jeremy Flagg and Trish Heinrich as they geek out and discuss today’s superhero pop culture!

Geekorama Superhero-Fiction

    • Fiction
    • 5.0 • 1 Rating

From capes and cowls to starships and blasters, join authors Jeremy Flagg and Trish Heinrich as they geek out and discuss today’s superhero pop culture!

    S02E11 - June Hiatus (Convention of Heroes)

    S02E11 - June Hiatus (Convention of Heroes)

    Each episode superhero authors, T.L. Heinrich and Jeremy Flagg rate comics and novels for the Pull List and present shows and movies for listeners to Geek Out over. We are going on Hiatus for the month of June to devote our attention to the Convention of Heroes. Join us June 21 - 26 to geek out with authors about roleplaying games, world building, fan panels, all combined with great interactive sessions on Discord.


     


    Geekorama is Produced by Superhero-Fiction.com 


    https://www.superhero-fiction.com


    Join our Discord


    Subscribe to Geekorama to Stay Up-to-Date on All Things Superhero


    iTunes | Spotify | Podbean | Youtube


     


    Follow Superhero-Fiction on Social Media


    Superhero-Fiction Facebook Page | Superhero-Fiction Facebook Group


     


    Trish Heinrich – Facebook | Instagram


    Jeremy Flagg - Facebook | Instagram

    • 2 min
    S02E10 - Invincible: So. Much. BLOOD.

    S02E10 - Invincible: So. Much. BLOOD.

    Each episode superhero authors, T.L. Heinrich and Jeremy Flagg rate comics and novels for the Pull List and present shows and movies for listeners to Geek Out over. For this episode’s Deep Dive, they are delving into the R rated cartoon by Robert Kirkland, Invincible.


    Geekorama is Produced by Superhero-Fiction.com 


    https://www.superhero-fiction.com


     


    THE PULL LIST


    Jeremy - Thanks Marvel App for being a royal piece of shit. Now that I can’t load comics, I had to go old school. Why do I keep giving them money? I decided to reread Ultimate X-Men to pass the time. This is an outstanding series that builds on the mythos of X-Men. (One of the writers is Millar, we’ll come back to that name.) It twists the popular stories and makes them accessible to a new audience. The “realistic” view of X-Men won me over. I can’t give it a high enough rank. 5 out of 5 Capes.


     


    Trish - Bootleg Springs Series by Lucy Score and Claire Kingsley-An incredibly fun and satisfying contemporary romance series, this was one of the best small town romances I’ve ever read. Each book is essentially a stand alone but there’s also an overarching mystery that is resolved spectacularly at the end of the series. 5 out of 5 capes


    If you want more book suggestions stop by www.Superhero-Fiction.com and read our editorial reviews.


     


    GEEK OUTS


    Trish - Mitchell’s vs. The Machines-An incredibly fun family movie that explores relationships, technology and that good old fashioned torture: The family road trip. I laughed until my stomach hurt (weaponized, evil Furbies? Yes please!) It’s on Netflix, watch it!


    Jeremy - Jupiter’s Legacy by Mark Millar. This Netflix series is an attempt to steal back the superhero audience lost by Marvel removing their Defender titles. Because the heroes are truly super, it is lacking in the special effects budget, but it’s holding its own. The story is nothing new, a super team questioning their mission, but it’s taking a practical approach to the plight of heroes and it will be interesting to see if Netflix picks it up for a second season. It might not be at the top of my watch list, but I’d continue should there be more series. 


    Deep Dive -  Invincible


    Trish - Thanks to Black Nerd Comedy for the recaps that I needed. This is brutal and incredible story telling that is not for the faint of heart. While it did have grim and gruesome moments, it never had the grim dark feel of the Snyder-verse (thank god)


    Jeremy - 







    Visit Superhero-Fiction to Discover Uncanny Superhero Stories


     


    Subscribe to Geekorama to Stay Up-to-Date on All Things Superhero


    iTunes | Spotify | Podbean | Youtube


     


    Follow Superhero-Fiction on Social Media


    Superhero-Fiction Facebook Page | Join us On Discord


     


    Trish Heinrich – Facebook | Instagram


    Jeremy Flagg - Facebook | Instagram

    • 45 min
    S02E09 - Falcon and the Winter Soldier (Plot Dissected)

    S02E09 - Falcon and the Winter Soldier (Plot Dissected)

    Each episode superhero authors, T.L. Heinrich and Jeremy Flagg rate comics and novels for the Pull List and present shows and movies for listeners to Geek Out over. For this episode’s Deep Dive, they’re delving into the latest Marvel television the Falcon and Winter Soldier to discuss the good, the bad, and the missed opportunities.


    Geekorama is Produced by Superhero-Fiction.com 


    https://www.superhero-fiction.com


    THE PULL LIST


     


    Jeremy - The Watchmen by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons One of the most iconic graphic novels ever made, The Watchmen remains undecided on if it is genius or garbage. After having a few years between readings I returned and found myself extremely captivated by its less than idealistic heroes. It demonstrates that even the best meaning people are tempted to darkness and we are ultimately left asking, "In the dawning of the superhero, who watches the Watchmen?" It's a behemoth of a book, but despite the slow pace, I give it a 5 out of 5 Capes. Warning: There is a rape scene that is brutally candid and pulls no punches making it more disturbing than many.


     


    Trish - Forever Never by Lucy Score Though not a superhero novel or even  a genre novel, this book is hands down one of the steamiest, most awesome romance novels I’ve ever read. It’s safe to say that Lucy Score is easily one of the best contemporary romance authors out there today. I learned A LOT about writing romance in general just from reading her books. Five out of Five capes.


     


    If you want more book suggestions stop by www.Superhero-Fiction.com and read our editorial reviews.


     


    GEEK OUTS


    Trish - To celebrate the premier of season six of DC Legends, I’m rewatching the show starting from the very first episode, or at least I was until my husband suggested we skip to the last episode of season one. It’s been really fun to watch these characters at the beginning of their journey knowing where they will end up. Although I do miss the weird and wonderful craziness of the later seasons.


    Jeremy - Shadow in the Cloud starring Chloe Grace Moretz Filmed prior to lockdown, this movie not only embodies the horrors of flying at 20,000 feet, but what can be done with a compelling storyline and a minimalist set. While some of the action (and wow, questionable motivation) is just flat out laughable, Moretz delivers an emotional performance that manages to rely almost entirely on her own abilities. Definitely something to check out if you’re not worried about some questionable moments in your period piece action film.


     


    Deep Dive -  Falcon & Winter Soldier


    Trish - I thought that overall it was a good show. The chemistry between Bucky and Sam was wonderful and complex. I loved how they showed Bucky’s struggle with rebuilding his life and making amends. And how Sam was trying to wrap his head around what it meant to be Captain America while also trying to catch up to life after coming back from the blip. I didn’t like the treatment of Sharon Carter or US Agent’s character. Carter was flat, one dimensional and dull. I feel that what they did was a betrayal of who the character was in the comics and who she was set up in the films to be. She didn’t even get to tell us her emotions or feelings because everyone else around her did that. US Agent had potential but his character arc was muddled and without clear direction. The character of Isaiah Bradley was a heartbreaking, amazing stand out played to beautiful perfection by Carl Lumbly. He has two of the best, most gut wrenching scenes in the entire show and brings up the ugly things white Americans don’t want to be cognizant of in our own history. It was the best performance of the show.


    Jeremy - Is the U.S. Agent single? Cause, I have me a new man crush. Overall I was a huge fan of this because of the underlying social commentary and the logistics approach to what happened after the events of End Game. Sam and Bucky are the married couple we all crave a

    • 1 hr 7 min
    S02E08 - The Powers behind the Heroes

    S02E08 - The Powers behind the Heroes

    Each episode superhero authors, T.L. Heinrich and Jeremy Flagg rate comics and novels for the Pull List and present shows and movies for listeners to Geek Out over. For this episode’s Deep Dive,  they’re delving into the powers behind the heroes, what makes for a good/bad/useless superhero ability.


     


    Geekorama is Produced by Superhero-Fiction.com 


    https://www.superhero-fiction.com







    THE PULL LIST


    Jeremy - Age of Night - By Amanda Kahl Thanks to the Marvel App never seeming to work, I’ve decided to get my comic fix from one of my favorite indie creators. This has been an ongoing project since she was a student at Savannah College of Art & Design and I really like it for the fact it breaks out of the superhero genre. This European inspired story follows a ragtag group of travelers including a white mage, brawlers, thiefs, and a cute guy transformed into a cat. The dialogue at the start has a few clunky moments, but it finds its footing quickly. Best of all, if you’re a fan of webcomics, the story is available online for free at ageofnight.com. 4 out of 5 Capes.


     


    Trish - The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore- not just about the history of this iconic hero, Jill dives into the significance of her origins and legacy in regard to feminism, and society at large. This book is a true deep dive into this character. 5 out of 5 Capes.


    If you want more book suggestions stop by www.Superhero-Fiction.com and read our editorial reviews.


     


    GEEK OUTS


    Trish - Valley Girl (2020)-  A spunky and fun remake of the 1983 film, this musical version has it all! Teen angst, a three song mashup at a Jazzercise studio and ALL the 80’s teen romance tropes you ever wanted. It’s fun. It’s light. Watch it and don’t take it too seriously.


    Jeremy - Titans Season 2 - The first season follows Raven’s emerging powers as the primary storyline, and ends at a horrible spot for a TV series. Unfortunately the story ends abruptly in season 2, but where the story goes from there is not only compelling, but a good dose of heroes in front and behind the scenes. Hefty amount of angst, but it felt appropriate for their situation. Come for Nightwing, stay for Wonder Girl swearing. I’d recommend and season three is set up to be even better!


    Deep Dive -  Super Good, Super Bad, Super Useless


    General Pointers discussed in this podcast:


    Powers must somehow relate to the character, either by complimenting their personality or being in opposition to it

    Limitations are a must, none of this magically become stronger or defying the odds at the last second

    Highlight the ramifications of their abilities and what it means for their reality beyond the superhero world

    Mundane powers (even the lamest) can be made useful with creative problem solving - don’t rely on easy expectations

    Make useless abilities work for you within the context of the story, even the guy with blue skin has a story that enrich your world


     


    Visit Superhero-Fiction to Discover Uncanny Superhero Stories


     


    Subscribe to Geekorama to Stay Up-to-Date on All Things Superhero


    iTunes | Spotify | Podbean | Youtube


     


    Follow Superhero-Fiction on Social Media


    Superhero-Fiction Facebook Page | Superhero-Fiction Facebook Group


     


    Trish Heinrich – Facebook | Instagram


    Jeremy Flagg - Facebook | Instagram


     

    • 1 hr 14 min
    S02E07 - Geeks Find Home at Conventions

    S02E07 - Geeks Find Home at Conventions

    Each episode superhero authors, T.L. Heinrich and Jeremy Flagg rate comics and novels for the Pull List and present shows and movies for listeners to Geek Out over. For this episode’s Deep Dive, they’re looking backward at past conventions to talk about highlights and things they look forward to in future conventions.


     


    Geekorama is Produced by Superhero-Fiction.com 
    https://www.superhero-fiction.com


     


    THE PULL LIST


    Jeremy - Marvel Zombies (Robert Kirkman, Sean Phillips, June Chung) This could very well be the best zombie horror I’ve come across. Unlike typical zombie stories, it focuses on the zombies more than the survivors. It isn’t about man vs. man in an attempt to wait out the hordes. Superheroes have become zombies and after feasting on the flesh of the people they were meant to protect, they become aware of their wrong doings and have to cope….until the hunger returns. This might very well be the most terrifying aspect of the comic. 5 out of 5 Capes.


    Trish - An American Covenant by Lucile Scott A somewhat subversive look at the mystical movements that helped shape aspects of our American culture and the women who pioneered them.


    If you want more book suggestions stop by www.Superhero-Fiction.com and read our editorial reviews.


     


    GEEK OUTS


    Trish - Godzilla vs. Kong (starring Millie Bobbie Brown, Alexander Skarsgard, Rebecca Hall, Julian Dennison)  I wasn’t here for the plot (what plot?!), I was here for the smack down, and boy did this film deliver! This was the neon colored,  Kaiju wrestling match of my inner 80’s child dreams! 


    Jeremy - Chaos Walking (Starring Daisy Ridley & Tom Holland) Recently released, this novel adaptation seemed to completely slip through my radar. The premise: on a newly inhabited planet, all mens’ thoughts are audible and visible to those around them. But in a community with no women, the appearance of a female crash survivor sparks a growing list of questions. The plot is somewhat predictable, and I found myself asking questions about motivation, but the concept is nifty. I feel with more time to explore the universe, the aliens, and the history of this town, it’d be more captivating. But with the shortage of new science fiction, this quenched my thirst.


    Deep Dive -  The World of Superhero Conventions


    As superheroes turned from dirty secrets to mainstream media, one time small conventions have exploded across the country. Trish and Jeremy pick some of their favorite conventions, both in-person and virtual. Plenty of choking up as they explain how these bastions of geekdom provide a sense of community for fans.


     


    Visit Superhero-Fiction to Discover Uncanny Superhero Stories


    Subscribe to Geekorama to Stay Up-to-Date on All Things Superhero


    iTunes | Spotify | Podbean | Youtube


    Follow Superhero-Fiction on Social Media


    Superhero-Fiction Facebook Page | Superhero-Fiction Facebook Group


     


    Trish Heinrich – Facebook | Instagram


    Jeremy Flagg - Facebook | Instagram

    • 1 hr 23 min
    S02E06 - Wanda Vision: A Study in Female Empowerment and Grief

    S02E06 - Wanda Vision: A Study in Female Empowerment and Grief

    Superhero authors, T.L. Heinrich and Jeremy Flagg rate comics and novels for the Pull List and present shows and movies for listeners to Geek Out over. For this episode’s Deep Dive,they are talking about the limited series, WandaVision now available on Disney+. 


     


    Geekorama is Produced by Superhero-Fiction.com 


    https://www.superhero-fiction.com


     


    THE PULL LIST


     


    Jeremy - The Immortal Hulk 1-5 - Creative team Al Ewing, Joe Bennet, Ruy Jose (Cover by Alex Ross) Pushing itself away from the typical action-adventure storylines in comics, this firmly falls into the horror genre. Bruce Banner got an arrow to the brain, leaving him a typical genius (as opposed to comic genius) and he struggles with the duality of his existence with the Hulk. The first few issues are a quality look into the mind of a vigilante, only dips into horror at a PG level. If you like the concept of the Hulk, then this is a must read as the art is amazing. However, five issues in and I find I’m getting a rehashing of the Hulk’s struggle. Where the 2018 run of Venom reinvented the ethos, this continues the same story line. Quality efforts all around, but because we’re not getting something new, I say 3.5 out of 5 Capes.


     


    Trish-A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas- Oddly enough this book falls in line nicely with the aspects of trauma and grief that we’ll be touching on later in the show when we talk about WandaVision. This is the fifth book in the series and centers around Feyre’s sister, Nesta and Rhysands adopted brother, Cassian. The two fell in love in the third book in the series, but due to the trauma of war and loss, Nesta went into a destructive depression. The book is filled with healing and owning the strength that can come from our trauma, while also creating found family that not only understands our pain but can strengthen one another through to healing. And oh yeah: Some of the HOTTEST sex scenes I’ve ever read! 5 out of 5 capes.


     


    If you want more book suggestions stop by www.Superhero-Fiction.com and read our editorial reviews.


     


    GEEK OUTS


    Trish-One Night In Miami-Directed by Regina King- Film is adapted from a play by the same name and is almost entirely contained in one location, on the night when Muhammad Ali (still Cassius Clay in this movie) won the Heavy Weight title. The movie focuses on Cassius, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown as they navigate turning points in all of their lives. The movie is directed by the transcendently talented Regina King (yes THAT Regina King) who should’ve gotten a best director nomination.


    Jeremy - Snyder Knows How to Script a Pee Break - I’ve mocked it long enough, it’s time to admit. Snyder’s Cut is better than the original. Now let me trash the film’s shoddy story, plot holes, and relish in a director’s masturbatory fantasy that he is the one true God. Where Whedon received a solid F, this struggles to reach a D-. Snyder can’t tell a coherent story in four hours? What does man need to make that happen? Evidence of what would go wrong with a first draft? Millions in reshoots? A studio saying, “Do whatever you want?” This film was never about making a quality film, it was, and will always be about Snyder being able to say, “I made a better s****y film than Joss Whedon.”


    Deep Dive -  WandaVision: Grief and Female Power


    Like many, we can’t help but gush over this new chapter in Marvel’s ever-expanding universe. Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany return as Wanda and Vision in this creative exploration into the world of grief. There is humor, sorrow, but most of all, a storyline that tugs at the heart, and creates a complex plot that empowers Wanda Maximoff, good and bad.


    Visit Superhero-Fiction to Discover Uncanny Superhero Stories


     


    Subscribe to Geekorama to Stay Up-to-Date on All Things Superhero


    iTunes | Spotify | Podbean | Youtube


     


    Follow Superhero-Fiction on Social Media


    Superhero-Fiction Facebook Pag

    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

Top Podcasts In Fiction