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Gobbledygeek: Episode 188 – The Sandman: Vol. III – Dream Country

A dream is a wish your heart makes, or so the song goes. What happens when that wish is fulfilled? Neil Gaiman has a few answers in The Sandman: Vol III – Dream Country, wherein a writer finds his muse, cats rule the world, Shakespeare puts on a play, and an immortal prays for death. Paul and AJ get back on track with their year-long Four Color Flashback exploration of Gaiman’s masterpiece, this time joined by The Debatable Podcast host Greg Sahadachny. Plus, Joss Whedon turns 50, Tim Burton’s Batman turns 25, and How to Train Your Dragon 2 has something to say about strong women.

Some helpful links to aid in your enjoyment of this week’s episode!

“We’re losing all our Strong Female Characters to Trinity Syndrome” by Tasha Robinson, The Dissolve

“Why ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2′ is a radical feminist triumph” by Aja Romano, The Daily Dot

The Debatable Podcast

Greg’s Twitter

Next time!

Doubling down on our Four-Color Flashback with another trip to The Dreaming, as Eric Sipple joins us for a discussion of The Sandman: Vol. IV – Season of Mists.

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