LGBT Comics, or when it’s okay to be GAY

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The BIG Gay Episode is finally here. Angela and Kelly talk about how LGBTQ characters have progressed in comics, and how they are faring now. Many gay things occur.

Books mentioned in the pod that you should check out:

Moonstruck by Shae Beagle and Grace Ellis (Image Comics)

Batwoman (Rebirth) by  Steve Epting and Ben Oliver and James Tynion IV and Marguerite Bennett (D.C Comics)

Zodiac Starforce (Vol. 1) by Kevin Panetta and Paulina Ganucheau (Dark Horse)

Lumberjanes (Vol. 1) Noelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Brooke Allen (Boom! Studios)

Princess Princess Ever After by Katie O’Neill (Oni)

What Did You Eat Yesterday? by Fumi Yoshinaga (Vertical)

My Brother’s Husband by Gengoroh Tagame and Anne Ishii (Pantheon)

My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness by Nagata Kabi (Seven Seas)

Wandering Son and Sweet Blue Flowers by Takako Shimura (Viz)

Book Recommendations and Reviews:

Angela: Locke & Key by Joe Hilland Gabriel Rodriguez (IDW)

Kelly: Monstress by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda (Image)

Episode 5: Netflix, or is it worth it to binge?!

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In this episode we ponder if Netflix is hurting or helping the world of anime. Kelly commits crimes #netflixjail and Angela gloats about how American comics are once again superior, especially in the world of Netflix. Also on the docket: does Castlevania count as anime?

Book Recommendations:

Angela: Harrow County by Cullen Bunn & Tyler Cook (Dark Horse Comics)

Kelly: The Girl from the Other Side by Nagabe (Seven Seas)

Episode 4: Women in comics, or why is the industry so sexist?!

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Kelly and Angela dig into the world of women within the comics and manga industry. What’s the deal? Is it sexist? Where my wonderful women at? They also share their thoughts on the whole Marvel Milkshake hubbub.

Book Recommendations:

Kelly: My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness by Kabi Nagata (Seven Seas)

Angela: Descender by Jeff Lemire & Dustin Nguyen (Image comics)

Episode 3: Genre, or what’s the deal with sports manga?

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In this episode we ask why American comic books are stuck on superheroes while manga seems to have it all. This is also the episode where Angela breathes heavy with pneumonia and Kelly gets angry . . . again.

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Book recommendations: 

Angela: Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughn and Cliff Chang (Image Comics)

Kelly: Through the Woods by Emily Carroll (Margaret K. McElderry Books)

Episode 1: Entering a new fandom, or…why doesn’t anyone like me?!

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ONE PANEL LATER updates bi-weekly on Mondays

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Welcome to the first episode, in which we find Kelly and Angela arguing about how gosh darn hard it is to get into comics and/or manga. Our Please Explain segment features Kelly explaining why honorifics are used in Japan, much to the confusion of Angela.

Book recommendations:

Angela: Kill or Be Killed vol. 1 (Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips) Image Comics

Kelly: The Promised Neverland (Kaiu Shirai & Posuka Demizu) Viz Media
Weekly Shonen Jump (digital), Vol 1 forthcoming Dec 2017 (print)