Badger Pod Nerd Cast 20: It’s Blowjobs, All the Way Down!

How social justice ruined the Legend of Korra

by Rachel Edwards

When I last spoke on this Nerdcast about Legend of Korra, I still had a great deal of praise for the show. Despite it’s many flaws I really believed in it, and I wanted the franchise to succeed.…

Badger Pod Nerd Cast 19: Far Gone Girl

Gone Girl Summary(spoilers!)

by Jess Kay

Gone Girl. I still have not determined if ‘Gone’ is meant to refer to her physical state of being, or her mental state of being. Let’s start at the beginning. The tale follows Nick Dunne as he navigates the landscape of reporting his wife, Amy Elliott Dunne, as missing on the day of their 5th anniversary.…

Badger Pod Nerd Cast 18: Disgusting Abhorrent Pencils

Plebcomics and “Justified Doxxing”

By Brian Martinez

Ever since the Internet allowed people to share artwork, there have been illustrations used in place of comments or live journal entries in order to allow people to express thoughts, feelings, and ideas.…

Badger Pod Nerd Cast 17: Amazon Moon Bitches From the Moon

This week on Badger Pod Nerd Cast:

Over the Garden Wall, a tale of two brothers and their strange adventures in an even stranger forest. Will they ever get back home before the Beast finds them?

Black Dynamite! Let me tell you a stor-aay! He’s a mean muthaf*cka and he’s super-bad!…

Badger Pod Nerd Cast 16: Miss Impossible! Navigating the Minefield of Writing Female Characters

Superfemmes! How to or not to write or draw women in comics!

Comic books, like many other mediums of expression, have quite the checkered past. Comics, at least in the mainstream, have been used as propaganda during World War II in the 1930s and 1940s, were under attack by psychiatrists and politicians for corrupting American youth in the 1950s, entered the Atomic Age with wide-eyed wonder and self-aware sophistication in the 1960s, and became an ever-expansive and inclusive medium of storytelling in the 1970s to today.…

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: One Of the Best MAN-ga You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

When I was a teenager, manga was a type of comic that was hard to get, often in a small section of my local comic book shop. They were usually wrapped in plastic and quite pricey by the standards of comics at the time.

Now that manga and anime have become the mainstream, more of the mediocre to bad stuff has become accessible as well, which of course damages the medium as a whole.…