As The Pop Culture Playlist was so well received last week, I’m going to turn it into a regular segment. This week, I’m putting the spotlight on Red Hood with a playlist that tells the story of his relationship with Batman and how he’ll always do what he thinks is right.
Ten years ago, the radio industry was on the decline, with marketers focused on engaging their customers with text, bright colours and eye-catching graphics. Radio hosts seemed to be clinging to an outdated medium while everyone was glued to a screen, but all that has changed with the resurgence of podcasts. Where once they were hard to find and follow, podcasts have been on the rise for the past few years, thanks to the introduction of Apple’s podcast app in 2012 and the full time integration into iOS in 2015.
Comics have never lacked for kick ass women, with Wonder Woman being an example of feminine beauty and strength. But Diana isn’t the only Amazon to stand tall. Artemis of Bana-Mighdall is a character with a rich history. Born into a seperate tribe of Amazons who migrated to Egypt, Artemis has been a rival and friend to Diana, and she deserves to share the spotlight.
We remember TV shows for different reasons: they’re well written, they have compelling characters and the stakes are high. One of the best shows in recent years is Sons Of Anarchy. Created by Kurt Sutter, the show focused on California based motorcycle club Sons Of Anarchy in the town of Charming. It followed Jax Teller, the president of the club as he struggled to balance his family life with his outlaw lifestyle. The show ended in 2014 and here I’ll examine some of the themes that made it so captivating to watch.
The world of Batman is one of the most well known in popular culture, from his Rogue Gallery to his gadgets. There are people within it who walk the same path and there are those who fight against it. Red Hood is someone who exists somewhere in between. For the character spotlight today I’ll be focusing on Jason Todd and why he is the most human character I’ve ever encountered.
All I can say is I’m blown away by the reaction I’ve got for this blog so far. The surprises keep on coming with being nominated for a One Lovely Blog Award by Michel over at Raistlin0903. Thanks for nominating me and I’ve really enjoyed reading your movie reviews. My favourites have been on Batman: The Killing Joke and Doctor Strange, so keep it up!
For my first comic review of 2017, I’ll be looking at Nova 2, written by Jeff Loveness and Ramon Perez. The series is already off to a strong start, with Richard Rider returning from the dead and Sam Alexander learning how to be a superhero and deal with puberty. The issue picks up where the first left off, with Rich falling out of space and Sam tracking the Nova signal, as he believes his father has returned.