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Heroes For the Holidays

Titans (photo © DCUniverse) // Runaways (photo © Hulu) // Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 
(photo by Sony Pictures Animation - © ‚2018 CTMG, Inc.) // Once Upon a Deadpool // Aquaman 
(photo: Warner Bros.) // Elseworld (photo: Jack Rowand/The CW) // The Umbrella Academy // Myro

Happy holidays, Rioters! It’s Boxing Day so Geek Girl Riot’s going ten rounds with the latest superheroes: Titans, Runaways, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Once Upon a Deadpool, Aquaman, the Elseworlds crossover event, and The Umbrella Academy!

Towering Titans + Runaway(s) Writers
First up we’re marveling at the monster turnaround of DC’s Titans—we started out with no hope for this series but by episode 5 things started to get brighter than Starfire’s (Anna Diop) Party City wig. Sherin and Philip discuss why it’s so much better now…then Sherin, Philip, and Alex get into how Runaways S2 has gotten so much worse. We don’t know what happened but we think S1’s writers might have Runaway themselves. Our Rioters break down the sudden emergence of harmful stereotypes and the switching of roles and relationships.

Once Upon a Deadpool, We Dove Into the Spider-Verse & Met Aquaman
Now it’s time for some more love—for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse! Words can’t express how much we need you to see this movie…but our Rioters are gonna try real hard. Philip then tells Sherin and Alex about Once Upon a Deadpool, the PG-13 recut of Deadpool 2. Yup, it’s a thing that was thought up by comic book creator and friend of GGR, Michael Vincent Bramley. C’mon DP, give him some credit. The heroic trio also get hyped for Aquaman featuring Jason Momoa, Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II), and that trident, yo.

Where Else(worlds)? Than The Umbrella Academy
The CW’s Elseworlds event was an epic crossover of The Flash, Green Batman Arrow, and Supergirl. Sherin and Philip explain to Alex who The Monitor (LaMonica Garrett) is and what the new Crisis means for the Arrowverse. Then our Rioters bust out their white violins and sing their praises for the upcoming live action version of Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá’s The Umbrella Academy. The adaptation hits Netflix on February 15th!

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Tune in to Geek Girl Riot on idobi Radio every Tuesday at 11pm ET / 8pm PT for your dose of late-night geekery from our team of rioters. Til next time, see a list of everything our Rioters talked about below:


Cloak & Dagger
Titans – S1 out now on DC Universe
Iron Fist
RunawaysS2 out now on Hulu
Runaways Brian K. Vaughan
Y: The Last Man – Brian K. Vaughan
Saga – Brian K. Vaughan
Star Wars
Paper Girls – Brian K. Vaughan
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
Once Upon a Deadpool
Wonder Woman
The Flash
The Hangover
Quantum Leap
Freaky Friday
The Question
Teen Wolf
Black Lightning
The Umbrella Academy
Death Note


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