Graphically Novel

Graphically Novel

A podcast that reviews graphic novels within the context of art and story based on their relationship to popular media.


November 25, 2022 55 min

Jenn, Josh and Bear are joined by our DC expert, Jennifer "Loopy" Smith-Pulsipher to talk all things Harleen Quinzel! We get deep into representation of voice actors, Jewish humor and gush about our love of Poison Ivy! A perfect episode to listen to while avoiding the Black Friday lines and eating Thanksgiving leftovers!

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Jenn, Josh and Bear are joined by return guest JR Cillian Green to talk about Morbius. Echolocation and it's ability to allow flight, vampires in the Marvel universe(s) and those horrible post credits scenes that showed Sony did not understand the MCU at all.

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October 27, 2022 61 min
Happy Halloween from Graphically Novel!   Josh, Jenn and Bear are joined by special guest Jason L Blair to talk about Tales From the Crypt! Why isn't it more readily available? Is one of the episodes a prequel to So I Married An Axe Murderer? And what movies were SUPPOSED to be Tales From the Crypt movies?   Also, if you want recommendations for horror movies, this is the episode for you! Lots of tricks throughout and a speci...
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October 13, 2022 66 min

Jenn, Josh and Bear are joined once again by guest Dan Schaeffer to talk about Shang-Chi! How does casting factor into a movie like this? What are our favorite action and martial arts movies? And would Trevor have been as captivating if he wasn't played by Sir Ben Kingsley? Tune in to find out!

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September 30, 2022 65 min

Bear, Jenn and Josh are joined by friend of the show, Loki Lott, to talk Black Lightning. We thought long and hard about doing this one, as none of the hosts are POC (except Josh but he hardly counts). In the end, the show touches on things that were simply too important not to discuss. Racial injustice, the use of the "n word" in media, why did they make the 70's look like the 50's and how CW is this show on the CW...

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September 15, 2022 69 min

The entire Graphically Novel crew is here with Leia Cameron from RetConversations joining Jenn, Bear and Josh to talk about the sweet cinnamon bun - Captain America! They discuss what a mantle is versus a title or name, why MCU Sam was a better choice than Bucky to take the shield and everyone chooses their "most perfect" MCU movie (spoiler: Bear and Leia are no longer friends).

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September 1, 2022 39 min

Bear, Jenn and Josh are joined by Jason Taylor to discuss the best of the solo Wolverine movies, Logan! They discuss the old Man Logan graphic novel, the perfect end to Hugh Jackman's Wolvie swan song and who could possibly take up the mantle in the MCU!

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August 19, 2022 77 min

Bear, Jenn and Josh are joined by Mike "Hollywood" Tomasek and his wife Meredith Gerber to discuss Hawkeye! How did this comic gain the attention of someone who hates comic books? Did the series stack up? We discuss this and the current state of movies vs. TV in the MCU. This is a can't miss episode!

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August 4, 2022 71 min

Bear, Josh and Jenn are joined by Luke Wieser  to talk about The Punisher. From Dolph Lundgren to Jon Berenthal, the best Punisher is chosen. Also, some of the craziest Punisher storylines are discussed including the time Frank was sent back by God to be the Angel of Death. Yikes.

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July 21, 2022 49 min

Jenn, Josh and Bear have returning guest David Harnois on to discuss Peacemaker, a show which came out of nowhere for us! Are we glad to see wrestlers becoming Hollywood stars? Why did James Gunn decide to pick this "hero"? And can we please have more gorilla chainsaw fights?

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July 7, 2022 63 min

Josh, Jenn and Bear are joined by three-time guest Justin Stacy for the premiere of Season 7 - Moon Knight! How did the show do in addressing mental health and how does the comic approach it? How did the show lose then regain Bear and Jenn's attention? And what show does Josh consider a cocktease? Tune in to find out!

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May 5, 2022 63 min

Bear, Josh and Jenn are joined by Luke Wieser for the Season Six finale - Howard the Duck! Pirating movies in the 80's, existentialism, Dr. Bong and how long would it take for you to think "I'm gonna *uck that duck"? More than usual, we will warn you this one has explicit content.

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April 21, 2022 59 min


Jenn, Josh and Bear are joined by Alex Laubacher to discuss Young Justice! Tactile telekinesis, puns and Superboy brings Josh's interest back to the yard.

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April 7, 2022 73 min

Jenn, Bear and Josh are joined by "Baby Got Back Issues" host Rex Balboa to discuss Doctor Strange! We get into just how much of this section of the comics are both sensitive and problematic, go down a brief Mage: the Awakening rabbit hole and finish by talking about the state of creativity in the modern world.

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March 24, 2022 45 min

Jenn, Bear and Josh are graced with returning punk zine queen Alysen Casaccio to discuss Mystery Men! A hard-to-find comic, ridiculous characters and Tom Waits! This one is so 90's it hurts.

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March 11, 2022 76 min

Bear, Jenn and Josh welcome back JR Cillian Green to discuss Jupiter's Legacy. An exploration of The Code, how Jupiter's Legacy and Cowboy Bebop are similar and why you should watch the Disney Channel original Sky High.

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February 25, 2022 102 min

Bear, Jenn and Josh are joined by Troy Essmann to talk about the 90's with Spawn! A movie, a cartoon and a comic book are discussed along with with how Todd McFarlane introduces himself, Jenn is introduced to the Comic Book Code and Josh disses Anne Bradstreet. And, amazingly, we don’t joke about how we’re doing Spawn for episode 69!

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February 10, 2022 79 min

Jenn, Josh and Bear are joined by Andrew Behrens to discuss What If?! Bear asks how old someone would need to be to talk Thanos out of genocide, Josh and Andrew go off-topic about Blood Bowl and Jenn asks an important question about Jean Grey's lady parts.

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January 28, 2022 70 min

Bear, Jenn and Josh are joined by their own Loki variant to discuss Loki! The crew starts by sampling Thanksgiving candy corn, goes on to talk about the Natalie Portman rap, the conditions in which they will do a Fantastic Four episode and if sex with your own variant is masturbation or incest porn.

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January 14, 2022 77 min

The entire Graphically Novel family is in the house as Bear, Jenn and Josh are joined by RetConversations co-host Leia Cameron to talk about Black Widow! A truly epic Bear introduction, some fantastic comics, a breakdown of Nat in the MCU and our first ever post-Vandello stinger at the end!

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