Queen of Kenosha

Episode 48

Join Dennis and Johnny (Frankie is off-world, defending our universe) as they review Queen of Kenosha. The graphic novel was written by Howard Shapiro, art by Erica Chan, and published by Animal Media Group. Queen of Kenosha takes place in Greenwich village in the early 1960s. Nina Overstreet is a talented folk singer trying to make a name for herself. However, her plans change when she recruited for a secret mission.

Queen of Kenosha, Graphic Novel Explorers Club

Dennis and Johnny discuss the odds of a spy organization recruiting a champion biathlete, karate expert-turned-folk singer. Next, they contemplate the strange playlist of songs that kick off each chapter. Finally, they look at the secret, yet not-so-secret, organization that Jimmy/Nick and Frank joined to take down Neo-Nazis. Other topics include the often confusing decisions made by the characters put in charge of taking down Neo-Nazis; why Jimmy/Nick blindly follows Frank; and last but not least, the storytelling and art of Queen of Kenosha.

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Featured music:

Songe d’Automne by Latche Swing

Tonight Will Be Fine (Leonard Cohen cover) by The Walkmen

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