Fire and Jinx

Episode 8

Frankie, Dennis, and Johnny review Fire and Jinx, both written and illustrated by Brian Michael Bendis. In this episode the gang discusses why 21-year-old Frankie enjoyed these two books so much; the heavy influence of 90s cinema; the heavy influence Brian Michael Bendis has had on the Marvel Universe (both the published and cinematic universes); the Christmas hires for the spy industry; the theory that BMB was single at the time he wrote the books and probable influences of Gotcha, Quentin Tarantino, and Sin City, and the Trunk Shot.

Thank you for listening to Graphic Novel Explorers Club. Please share your opinions and thoughts on Twitter, Facebook, or at GNExplorersClub@gmail.com (we would love to hear your suggestions for Season 2 of the show). For the next episode, we will be reading and discussing Dark Night: A True Batman Story by Paul Dini. We embedded a link to Amazon but encourage you to shop at your local comic book store to purchase any of the graphic novels we will be reading during Season 1 of Graphic Novel Explorers Club.

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Featured music:

Songe d’Automne by Latche Swing
Tonight Will Be Fine (Leonard Cohen cover) by The Walkmen

Ben Schwartz, the owner of Empire’s Comics Vault, interviewed Brian Michael Bendis.

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