Episode 33: An Alien Invasion in Tight Pants

Welcome to the February episode of the SF Squeecast! Episode 33 is called “An Alien Invasion in Tight Pants.” This episode features the SF Squeecast regulars Paul Cornell, Seanan McGuire, Lynne M. Thomas, and SPECIAL GUEST Adam Christopher!

This is the second of our NEW FORMAT episodes. In this episode, we generally squeed about comic books and graphic novels! We mentioned so many comics that we are skipping the links this month. If you’re having trouble looking up something on your search engine of choice, please let us know. Works that are currently eligible for Hugo Award consideration this year that we wanted to draw your attention to are in bold.

Paul Cornell:

  • Captain Marvel
  • Ms. Marvel
  • Fantastic Four
  • The Superior Spider-Man
  • Beautiful Darkness

Seanan McGuire:

  • The Boys (Marvel)
  • Invincible
  • Kim Harrison’s Hollows series
  • The Avengers
  • Dark Horse Warren Comics Archival Editions: Creepy Magazine and Eerie Magazine
  • Alpha Flight
  • Wolverine and the X-Men
  • X-23
  • Wolverine
  • Atomic Robo
  • Atomic Robo and the Flying She Devils of the Pacific
  • Saga
  • The Unwritten
  • Planetary
  • Hypernaturals
  • My Little Pony official comic


  • A Girl and Her Fed
  • Skin Horse
  • Narbonic
  • Namesake


  • Hawkeye
  • Captain Marvel
  • Ms. Marvel
  • Captain America
  • Batgirl
  • Birds of Prey (Gail Simone)
  • Wonder Woman (Gail Simone)


  • Geoff Johns’ Green Lantern (Blackest Night)
  • Coffin Hill
  • High Crimes
  • Lazarus
  • Black Widow

A Note From Lynne:

I need to apologize, because this podcast deviates from our typical format just a touch more than usual. We recorded 2 days after we got home from the hospital after my daughter’s major surgery. I didn’t do as much prep as I should have. Unfortunately, I ran it as I would a typical panel about the topic at an SF/F convention. I asked craft-related questions that forced Paul, Seanan, and Adam to be more self-promotional than is our wont, and I want to apologize to Paul, Seanan, and Adam for putting them in an awkward position. I will try to do better next time.


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Additional credits: Special thanks to our webmaster, Dmitri Zagidulin, our technical producer David McHone-Chase, Jeff Bohnhoff at Mystic Fig Studios for the instrumentals of music by Seanan McGuire, Katy Shuttleworth, who made our ROCKING logo, and Michael Damian Thomas for general administrative support.

2 Responses to “Episode 33: An Alien Invasion in Tight Pants”

  1. tam Says:

    The final Locke & Key collection just came out in hardcover. Booya sauce! To me Locke & Key is ‘the other Saga’ with an artist just as strong as the writer.

  2. KevinJ. Maroney Says:

    To Paul’s point that superheroes aren’t precisely science fiction because of the degree to which they don’t reshape the universe around the innovations: I would say that Planetary is 500 pages of (inventive) invective aimed at precisely that point. But it’s less a failing of superhero comics as a genre and more a failing imposed by the business model of permanent open-ended series; it would be easy to write a Superman series where he really did effect change in the world, but much harder to publish it for 5 years, let alone 75.