The Voice of Free Planet X : Episode 70: How Genre Can You Be?

True stories of fictional people, from Jadzia Axelrod


Episode 70: How Genre Can You Be? Sunday evening finds me ruminating about Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba's comic The Umbrella Academy, and wondering about the strangling tendrils of superhero tropes, and genres in general. How much is too much genre elements? Is there even such a thing?

In any case, here's some Umbrella Academy material on the internet, which will give you an idea of which superhero elements the comic embraces and which ones it leaves at the curb:

The Free Comic Book Day story, But The Past Ain't Through With You...
The MySpace Comic, Safe and Sound
And the 2-page sneak preveiw.

The Voice of Free Planet X theme was written and performed by Russell Collins of
Direct download: Episode_70-How_Genre_Can_You_Be_.mp3
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