Hello, faithful readers!

Here we have it – the very first episode of The Pure Mood Podcast! Zane Jules and Erik Robinson, former hosts of the Strange Taste podcast, are proud to present this all new show. Our first episode has our two heroes looking back at the first six months of the New 52, Marvel’s recent renumbering of many of it’s central characters, and a look into the future of the world of superhero comics.

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  1. Animal Man is my favorite New 52 series (along with Swamp Thing).
    What makes it so special is the way the writer deconstructs the superhero mythology. For example:
    1) Superheroes tend to monopolize the attention of the reader, while Animal Man is constantly upstaged by the supporting characters of the series.
    2) Superhero comics usually don’t give much importance to the private life of their main character (they tend to focus only on the “costume on” part); in Animal Man, on the contrary, the private life of Buddy is the main theme of the series. In fact, it is rather infrequent to see Buddy with his costume on.
    3) Buddy is not perfect, and is not perceived as perfect by other people: in fact, in the 11th issue, when he tells his wife “It’s going to be okay”, she replies “Don’t give me anything of that superhero crap, Buddy.” That cut and thrust perfectly enlightens the philosophy of the series.

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