ExSeq Ep.67-Damsels in Distress
53 mins. We analyse the purpose of the love-interest character, how they play off of the heroic lead, and what makes the archetypal Lois Lane memorable while others are forgotten. Also, Jean Claude van Damme. Just because.
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New Peanuts comics from BOOM! Studios
A few Marvel cancellations, including PunisherMAX
DC’s digital only Batman Beyond series
Frank Miller’s anti-Occupy Wall Street tirade
11:22 THEME-THE ROMANTIC LEAD
The female love interest/damsel in distress has a specific role to fill in the stories of comics, and most notably superheroes. We examine the following.
The pulp novels including Doc Savage, and The Shadow
Hollywood’s genre mashing of sorts
Female versions of male superheroes
Peter Parker’s loves, including Gwen Stacy, and his dissolved marriage with Mary Jane Watson
Bruce Wayne’s escorts
The complicated relationships in Crying Freeman, and Preacher