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18 October 2023
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Mike Of Genuine Chit-Chat

Mike Of Genuine Chit Chat and Star Wars Comics in Canon Logo

This week on GCC is another special with Megan & Mike, where they are driving home from Manchester and wanted to talk about their pumpkin spice lattes, their coffee preferences, Christmas pudding, the many flavours Megan does & doesn’t like, their time in the city, the show they saw and more!

As Ahsoka is now over, check out every episode of the weekly discussion shows; found on the podcast feed of Comics In Motion and video versions on YouTube; &

On Star Wars: Comics In Canon; THE REBELS ARE TRAPPED IN NO SPACE, HOW WILL THEY ESCAPE? For ep 138, Mike delves back into the main run of Star Wars comics from 2020, where Chewie, Holdo, Lando, Leia, Lobot & Luke search for the Kezarat Convoy by using a High-Republic-era Nihil path engine and find themselves in trouble! In addition to the comic’s plot, Mike delves into a bit of information regarding the High Republic, Amilyn Holdo, Abyssians and more!

Femme On Collective

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In the latest episode of Femme on Film, host Ria and returning guest Tony Farina discuss Assassination Nation. Tony explains why he wanted to discuss Sam Levinson's 2018 'satirical black comedy', and neither of them can decide if the film is good/bad, feminist/misses the mark and how the film could have benefitted from more female voices in the room. Be aware, Ria and Tony discuss scenes of sexual assault and abuse. Listen now

Ada has released another solo Poetry Theatre episode and whew, it is a must-listen. Ada reflects on Tonya's Banned Books Conversations and shares incredible poetry that would be banned under book banning legislation, including one of her own poems. Listen now

And don't forget to listen to all seven episodes of Tonya's Banned Books Conversations:

All Boys Aren't Blue by George M. Johnson
Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
This One Summer by Jillian and Mariko Tamaki
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Pérez
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Mourning Sacrifice - three days left to support independent filmmaking!
Please consider pledging your support to Tonya Todd's directorial debut, Mourning Sacrifice. Mourning Sacrifice is a contemporary detective noir short film that explores how even the most altruistic love can turn monstrous. You can find out more about the film and become a Blood Donor via Seed&Spark. You can also listen to a dramatic reading of the short story written by Tonya which the short film is based on. Listen now

In The Press

Iron Circus Comics - "The premiere publisher of award-winning, critically-acclaimed graphic novels in the American Midwest—presents INDIGINERDS, a brand-new comics anthology that aims to celebrate the ever evolving Indigenous culture. Organized by the ever talented editor Alina Pete, one of the co-editors on Iron Circus's wildly successful and award-winning folklore anthology Woman in the Woods, this book collects work from several Indigenous artists and writers. From gaming to social media, pirate radio to garage bands, Star Trek to D&D, and missed connections at the pow wow, Indigenous culture is so much more than how it’s usually portrayed. Join this anthology as it examines balancing traditional ways of knowing and pop culture by supporting it on BackerKit."

Comixology Originals - "Prolific writer Mark Sable (Miskatonic, The Dark, Graveyard of Empires) and artist Jeremy Haun (40 Seconds, Red Mother) are teaming up for BOXED, a psychologically thrilling science fiction graphic novel about AI gone awry. BOXED debuts on November 21, 2023 from Amazon’s Comixology Originals exclusive digital content line. The story features colors by Nick Filardi and letters by Thomas Mauer."

Clover Press - "Timed to Filipino American History Month, Kwento Comics, the trailblazing Filipino-American comic book publisher, is partnering with Clover Press for a Kickstarter campaign to publish a graphic novel inspired by Philippine mythology, THE MASK OF HALIYA: HEIR TO THE WARRIOR MOON. This 200-page deluxe hardcover is a young adult urban fantasy which follows the journey of a troubled Filipina-American teen who discovers a mysterious mask at her great-grandmother’s wake. The story is written and illustrated by an all-Asian, all-female creative team from around the world and the 200-page deluxe hardcover edition features a brand new cover by superstar comic book artist Haining (Spirit World, DC vs. Vampires: All Out War), and an optional slipcase. The Kickstarter campaign is now live and runs throughout Filipino American History Month."

Den Of Geek - The Walking Dead Just Revealed an Unexpected Detail About Daryl’s Past

The Verge - Meet Rick and Morty’s new voice actors - Star Trek: Sons of Star Trek Series Announced - Stan Lee's Daughter J.C. Lee Files New Lawsuit Against POW! Entertainment

EuroGamer - Microsoft Activision Blizzard deal approved by UK regulator

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