126 episodes

The SJW Comic Book Club is a weekly 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 weekly 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.

    Season 11 Finale

    Season 11 Finale

     Once again, only one comic can stand above them all as champion of the season. Which one shall it be?

    Monte's theme this season was works by writer Vita Ayala.  Veronica's theme was a character study of Wonder Woman (with curation assistance by @AnneComics on Twitter, cohost of The Comics Collective). The comic lineup for Season 11 was:

    Nimona
    The Wilds (2018)  #1-5
    Wonder Woman: Earth One #1
    Livewire (2018) #1-5: Fugitive
    Wonder Woman (1987) #8-14: Challenge of the Gods
    Children of the Atom (2021) #1-6
    Wonder Woman: The Hiketeia
    Nubia and the Amazons (2021) #1-6
    JLA: A League of One
    Static: Season One (2021) #1-6

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    Check out the inaugural crossover of the Hall of Pods, our new podcast network! We discuss Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness with The Fandom Optimists, Cape Corner, and True Believers: a Comics PoDCast! Find all of our links here. 

    Email us at sjwcomicspodcast@gmail.com, or check out our social media at:
    https://twitter.com/sjwcomicscast
    https://www.instagram.com/sjwcomicscast/

    • 48 min
    S11E9 - Static: Season One w/ Colored Pages Book Club

    S11E9 - Static: Season One w/ Colored Pages Book Club

    We're going to round this season off with a shock to your system! This week we are discussing  Static: Season One (the whole volume this time) with Marci and Ako of The Colored Pages Book Club! We were excited to finish this story arc, and it did not disappoint. Tune in to hear us talk about the reintroduction of Virgil Hawkins, the Dakotaverse, and Milestone Comics.

    Monte's theme this season is works by writer Vita Ayala.  Veronica's theme is a character study of Wonder Woman (with curation assistance by @AnneComics on Twitter, cohost of The Comics Collective).

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    Check out the inaugural crossover of the Hall of Pods, our new podcast network! We discuss Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness with The Fandom Optimists, Cape Corner, and True Believers: a Comics PoDCast! Find all of our links here.

    We recently appeared on Ten Cent Takes to discuss three Star Trek/X-Men crossover properties from the 90's, give it a listen!

    Email us at sjwcomicspodcast@gmail.com, or check out our social media at:
    https://twitter.com/sjwcomicscast
    https://www.instagram.com/sjwcomicscast/

    • 1 hr 33 min
    S11E8 - JLA: A League of One (Wonder Woman) w/ Anne (The Comics Collective)

    S11E8 - JLA: A League of One (Wonder Woman) w/ Anne (The Comics Collective)

    Why shouldn't we mix genres without constraint? I see no reason. They all are great and also terrible. Combine them, try to keep all the great, and keep less of the terrible, and then you can have stuff like this, where Wonder Woman fights a fully-painted old school pulp fantasy dragon.

    This week we are discussing JLA: A League of One with Anne of The Comics Collective, the podcaster who started it all by telling me where to start with Wonder Woman! Stand in awe of her knowledge and insights of Wonder Woman and her history and GET SCHOOLED (along with me).

    Find Anne and The Comics Collective:
    @AnneComics and @cmxcollective on Twitter
    @thecomicscollective on TikTok
    The Comics Collective on Anchor

    Next week will be a feature, and after that we are reading Static: Season One (the whole volume this time)! And we will be joined, once again, by The Colored Pages Book Club!

    Monte's theme this season is works by writer Vita Ayala.  Veronica's theme is a character study of Wonder Woman (with curation assistance by @AnneComics on Twitter, cohost of The Comics Collective).

    ***

    Check out the inaugural crossover of the Hall of Pods, our new podcast network! We discuss Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness with The Fandom Optimists, Cape Corner, and True Believers: a Comics PoDCast! Find all of our links here.

    We recently appeared on Ten Cent Takes to discuss three Star Trek/X-Men crossover properties from the 90's, give it a listen!

    Email us at sjwcomicspodcast@gmail.com, or check out our social media at:
    https://twitter.com/sjwcomicscast
    https://www.instagram.com/sjwcomicscast/

    • 1 hr 23 min
    S11E7 - Nubia and the Amazons w/ Colored Pages Book Club

    S11E7 - Nubia and the Amazons w/ Colored Pages Book Club

    Due to technical difficulties, this episode is a week late but it's still great! This week we discuss Nubia & the Amazons #1-6 with recurring guests and friends of the pod Marci & Ako of the Colored Pages Book Club! Unfortunately we lost a pretty big chunk of the audio for this episode, but our guests were gracious enough to re-record sections of the conversation and you can barely even tell it was Jerry-rigged. In fact if I hadn't told you, you probably wouldn't notice at all. Big thanks to Marci & Ako!

    Next week is a feature, and then we will be discussing our final Wonder Woman comic of the season, JLA: A League of One, with Anne of The Comics Collective!

    Monte's theme this season is works by writer Vita Ayala.  Veronica's theme is a character study of Wonder Woman (with curation assistance by @AnneComics on Twitter, cohost of The Comics Collective).

    ***

    Check out the inaugural crossover of the Hall of Pods, our new podcast network! We discuss Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness with The Fandom Optimists, Cape Corner, and True Believers: a Comics PoDCast! Find all of our links here.

    We recently appeared on Ten Cent Takes to discuss three Star Trek/X-Men crossover properties from the 90's, give it a listen!

    Email us at sjwcomicspodcast@gmail.com, or check out our social media at:
    https://twitter.com/sjwcomicscast
    https://www.instagram.com/sjwcomicscast/

    • 1 hr 31 min
    MS13 - Artist Sampler: Bill Sienkiewicz

    MS13 - Artist Sampler: Bill Sienkiewicz

    In Minisode 13 we are talking about iconic comic book artist Bill Sienkiewicz! Sienkiewicz has written for many comic book publishers and has left an enormous mark on the work of comics, but this week we hone in on three of his works at Marvel. We perused his work in New Mutants, Moon Knight, and Stray Toasters and had a chat about what stands out to us.

    Next week we are discussing Nubia and the Amazons with returning guests Marci & Ako from the Colored Pages Book Club!

    Monte's theme this season is works by writer Vita Ayala.  Veronica's theme is a character study of Wonder Woman (with curation assistance by @AnneComics on Twitter, cohost of The Comics Collective).

    ***

    Check out the inaugural crossover of the Hall of Pods, our new podcast network! We discuss Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness with The Fandom Optimists, Cape Corner, and True Believers: a Comics PoDCast! Find all of our links here.

    We recently appeared on Ten Cent Takes to discuss three Star Trek/X-Men crossover properties from the 90's, give it a listen!

    Email us at sjwcomicspodcast@gmail.com, or check out our social media at:
    https://twitter.com/sjwcomicscast
    https://www.instagram.com/sjwcomicscast/

    • 32 min
    S11E6 - Wonder Woman: The Hiketeia w/ Ravian Ruys

    S11E6 - Wonder Woman: The Hiketeia w/ Ravian Ruys

    "Greek tragedy is always a story of the insoluble."

    When you cannot reconcile two conflicting moralities--or the same morality pulling you in two directions--what can be the result, but destruction?

    This week we are discussing Wonder Woman: The Hiketeia with with returning guest, comic creator, & commentator Ravian Ruys! In this comic, Wonder Woman must wrestle with the conflict between her duty to one she has sworn to protect, and duties of her role as a hero of justice. Join us as we talk about this fascinating problem!

    Next week will be a feature, and then we are reading Nubia & the Amazons #1-6!

    Monte's theme this season is works by writer Vita Ayala.  Veronica's theme is a character study of Wonder Woman (with curation assistance by @AnneComics on Twitter, cohost of The Comics Collective).

    ***

    Check out the inaugural crossover of the Hall of Pods, our new podcast network! We discuss Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness with The Fandom Optimists, Cape Corner, and True Believers: a Comics PoDCast! Find all of our links here.

    We recently appeared on Ten Cent Takes to discuss three Star Trek/X-Men crossover properties from the 90's, give it a listen!

    Email us at sjwcomicspodcast@gmail.com, or check out our social media at:
    https://twitter.com/sjwcomicscast
    https://www.instagram.com/sjwcomicscast/

    • 1 hr 33 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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