150 episodes

The SJW Comic Book Club is a book-club style podcast where three friends discuss a story arch in comics from a literary and progressive POV. We try to center the opinions of people of color, women, LGBTQ+, etc., who are sometimes overlooked in nerd culture.

The SJW Comic Book Club The SJW Comic Book Club

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    • 4.4 • 7 Ratings

The SJW Comic Book Club is a book-club style podcast where three friends discuss a story arch in comics from a literary and progressive POV. We try to center the opinions of people of color, women, LGBTQ+, etc., who are sometimes overlooked in nerd culture.

    Amazing Spider-Man Vol 2 #36 (The 9/11 Issue)

    Amazing Spider-Man Vol 2 #36 (The 9/11 Issue)

    This week we got together to talk about a brief, single-issue of comics that was important for the time even if it slightly misses the mark. In November 2001, Marvel released an issue of The Amazing Spider-Man commemorating and memorializing the events of September 11, 2001. Join us as we chat about the comic itself and the broader issue it tackled.For the next few episodes, we will be reading comics somewhat at random. We will go back to themed readings for Season 13 in February 2024, but fo...

    • 50 min
    Season 12 Finale

    Season 12 Finale

    Now, it is time once again. Time to judge. Time to quantify. Time to assign value. And time, ultimately, to viciously rank the comics, leaving on one as the ultimate winner, reigning over all others.It is time! For the Finale!Veronica's theme for this season is stories from the DC Graphic Novels for Young Adults imprint. Monte's theme is the five top-selling superhero comic books of all time. The comic lineup for Season 12 was:Superman Smashes the KlanAmazing Spider-Man (2014) #1-6You Brought...

    • 48 min
    MS20 - Nimona

    MS20 - Nimona

    It's finally happened. Nimona has been released and we have all watched it. Now it's time to talk about it. In this not-so-minisode we talked about the long-awaited Netflix adaptation of N.D. Stevenson's Nimona. This movie was definitely worth watching, and we would all recommend reading the original graphic novel as well!Next week we will be posting our Season 12 finale episode! Veronica's theme for this season was stories from the DC Graphic Novels for Young Adults imprint. Monte's theme wa...

    • 39 min
    S12E10 - X-Men (1991) #1-3 "Rubicon"

    S12E10 - X-Men (1991) #1-3 "Rubicon"

    The time has finally come to read the best-selling comic book of all time! This week, we read and discussed X-Men (1991) #1-3 "Rubicon", a story about a lot of things and also nothing. This story concludes Chris Claremont's iconic run of X-Men, and contains great character exploration of Magneto as well as an introduction to the structure of the X-Men for most of the 90s, where artists and writers like Jim Lee and Scott Lobdell would take the reins. While a bit frenetic and confused, it is a ...

    • 1 hr 9 min
    MS19 - Batman: Arkham Asylum, Pt II

    MS19 - Batman: Arkham Asylum, Pt II

    We've heard your cries, we've seen the posters, we've tasted your tears, and we have listened. In their benevolence, Veronica and Monte have returned with another minisode talking about their playthrough of Batman: Arkham Asylum.Next week Melissa will be rejoining the podcast to talk about X-Men (1991) #1-3 "Rubicon", the story that kicks off post-Claremont 90s X-Men.Veronica's theme for this season is stories from the DC Graphic Novels for Young Adults imprint. Monte's theme is the five top-...

    • 40 min
    S12E9 - Galaxy: The Prettiest Star

    S12E9 - Galaxy: The Prettiest Star

    You guys, this is literally the most beautiful comic art we have ever seen. There's an alien corgi robot. You MUST see him. He is everything.Taylor struggles to feel herself in the town of Ozma gap--stifled, controlled, and forced to live in hiding as a human boy when her true identity is the alien princess known as the Galaxy Crowned. But when a new, vibrant girl from the city comes to town and draws Taylor in, she starts to realize that she not only hates the mask--there's space in the worl...

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Darius Gaiden ,

Waxing Poetic

If you like comic books, and have a little more of a progressive mindset politically (not to get political, I just doubt more traditionally conservative minded people would enjoy it), you may enjoy this deep dive into comics both old and new from the prospectives of literary worth, representation, and just general positives and negatives. It's fun, quite humorous, and very well edited so it doesn't really have the normal pitfalls of an amateur made podcast with huge winding tangents and lulls in conversation or over-talking. The cast has a good chemistry, the points are well reasoned, and the friendly banter is enjoyable but not to a point of overwhelming the rest of the content.

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