Dec 17, 2018
Welcome back to Whelmed Reprints. It’s the Holiday Season here in the States so we’ll be taking time to spend with our families and to get ready for Season 3, premiering on January 4th, 2019.
With Whelmed Reprints our team will be picking a few of our favorite episodes to bring to new listeners. Our third reprint happens to coincide with this weeks release of Misplaced in the Enhanced Episodes on DC Universe, in which you’ll hear me reference this specific two-parter.
Kris Newton is the co-creator and host of the Gameable Saturday Morning podcast. Growing up, Saturday mornings were the highlight of my weeks. I would get up at 6:30 and ride out the mornings eating cereal and surfing between stations until almost noon. Of course, I also started playing roleplaying games like Dungeons and Dragons and the superhero RPG Champions in my pre and early teen years. When I heard there was a podcast that did Whelmed-style storytelling analysis on scores of my favorite shows and discussed adapting them to RPGs, I downloaded it immediately. Then, when we got the announcement about Season 3, Kris and I started talking about Gameable/Whelmed crossovers.
Kris first came on the show to talk about gaming, but after that first interview we talked for at least an hour off-mic and I knew I had to have him back. Even knowing how insightful and brilliant Kris was, I didn’t expect this episode to be much more than a fun romp into Captain Marvel AKA: Shazam. I was so wrong. Kris took me on a psychological, mythological, spiritual, social, and mystical journey into the world of Billy Batson. Kris gave me so much information on so many topics that I’m compelled to listen to these episodes again and again to catch things I missed the first time around.
If you are as fascinated by Captain Marvel’s role in Young Justice as we are, just wait until you hear Kris talk about the influence this foundational character had, and still has, on the comic industry. And of course, if you have access to the Enhanced Episodes, check out “Misplaced” which aired this week. You can hear Neal blow both our minds about something in the fight scene neither Emily nor I had picked up on, and watch me cry on camera to the ending. Glad that’s recorded for posterity.
We hope you enjoy today’s double-length collection and your upcoming holiday season. Stay Whelmed everyone.