Episode 5 – Will Graham with Magen Cubed

No, you’re not hallucinating! This week’s Boy Problem is NOT about a character from a comic book! Just like I promised from the start, the show is not, actually, completely specific to superheroes and villains and it only took me five whole weeks to prove it.

This time around, I sat down with author Magen Cubed to talk about Will Graham of the Hannibal franchise.

You can find Magen’s work on her official website, where you can also subscribe to her Tinyletter newsletter. You can also find her on twitter.

Some Points of Interest: DIY shared universes, piles of knives shaped like people, Hannibal is a lot like Free Willy, no holds barred fandoms.

Some Relevant Links
The Hannistag Au
Wise Snail Art

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Episode 4 – Batman with Caitlin Rosberg

See? I told you this wasn’t a Marvel specific podcast! This week I’m joined by Caitlin Rosberg to talk about one of my all time favorite characters: Batman.

Some Taking Points: Moral grey areas, incredibly important height headcanons, WonderBat, and Gotham City Dream Daddies. 

Caitlin is Eisner Award winning comics journalist, editor, and jack-of-all-trades who you can find as a regular at Ladies’ Night at Graham Cracker Comics in the Loop, as the editor and counter-of-beans for the Ladies’ Night Anthology and also serving as treasurer on the board of Chicago Nerd Social Club. She writes the A.V. Club’s bi-weekly Comics Panel and Paste Magazine’s weekly Required Reading.

The Ladies’ Night Anthology will be hitting it’s 5th iteration on Kickstarter on Labor Day weekend, so keep an eye out!

Bonus useful links:
The Dark Knight Returns on Comixology
Batman: Zero Year on Comixology
Robin War on Comixology

Episode 2 – Bucky Barnes with Lindsay Smith

We’re back after just one week for another episode of your new favorite podcast! This week it’s all about the MCU’s break out sensation: Bucky Barnes.

!! This episode contains some spoilers for current Marvel comics! Please proceed with caution if that’s something you’re concerned about !!

I sat down with Lindsay Smith, the author of Sekret, A Darkly Beating Heart, and other novels, and is the showrunner and lead writer for Serial Box’s The Witch Who Came In From the Cold. She organized and edited the Not Without You anthology of Steve & Bucky-related stories, comics, and art, which raised over $80,000 on Kickstarter. She’ll be making her comics debut in the next volume of Strange Romance, and is currently working on her first comics series with illustrator Paul Williams.

Some points of interest: Cold war mythology, universal adaptors for outsider narratives, queer coding the 40s, Sam Wilson is the Dad Friend, and gentle brainwashed assassins.

Some relevant links:
Lindsay on Twitter
“The Ones I’ve Sinned Against” by Dira Sudis
“Red Menace” (WIP) by Lindsay Smith
Captain America: Man Out Of Time on Marvel Unlimited
Captain America by Ed Brubaker Marvel Unlimited
Art by Kaitlin Wadley

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Episode 1 – Deadpool with Becca Farrow

Welcome to episode 1 of Boy Problems! This week, I sat down to talk with artist Becca Farrow about the one and only Deadpool.

Some points of interest: Wade’s pansexuality, toxic bro fandoms, single dads, Spicy Cable, and the genesis of Spideypool.

Links of interest:
The Mary Sue article on Wade’s subversiveness.
The post about Wade’s sexuality.
Deadpool Annual #2
The “Hit-Monkey” Mini

You can find Becca on twitter, at her official website, and at her Tictail store which will be reopening soon!

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Episode “Negative 1” – Welcome to the Show!

 So, what exactly is “Boy Problems?” What’s the goal of the show and when can you expect to start listening for real? Well, here are some answers for you.
Kind of.

This is episode “negative one” so it’s not really a real episode so much as it is a primer since the “about” page on the site is kind of long and boring and no one comes to a podcast to read.

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