Pulp Diction Productions is creating videos and podcasts, mostly about superheroes!
29

patrons

$96
per month
I'm Joshua Unruh, superhero scholar and person who thinks way too hard about genre fiction. I know things like what time Bruce Wayne's parents were murdered and why it's significant, why a modern take on Superman couldn't have him hailing from Kansas, and why Captain America wears swashbuckler boots and chainmail.*

And when I was a kid, absolutely nobody cared.

But in addition to knowing that stuff, I also understand why it's important! That's quite a bit rarer, even among superhero nerds. Plus, with superheroes invading every level of media consumption, they're also starting to inform popular philosophy.

And now a lot of people care! I've been cornered at parties to explain why a terrifying horse monster is the greatest character in Thor comics but won't appear in movies. I've been begged to explain why anybody would like Superman, let alone love him like I do. I've preached the need for and power of diversity in superhero comics. Believe it or not, people listened.

Suddenly, understanding why the obscure bits of superhero lore matter is a hotter commodity than twelve-year-old Josh clutching his Wolverine comics to his chest could ever have hoped to dream.

And now, dear patrons, I'm going to explain every single bit of this superhero esoterica to you. That is, if you'll have me.

Becoming my patron will give you entrance to live seminars on some of the biggest names in superheroes as well as give you a say in who and what I cover when. But first and foremost, it will allow me to share this deep pop cultural knowledge across more videos and podcasts.



*In case you were wondering, to unlock a hidden entrance to the Batcave, you have to move the hands on the grandfather clock to this time like a combination lock; Kansas is no longer a breeding ground for the kind of selfless ideals Populism bred during the Depression when Superman was originally created; Cap represents an idealized America in World War II, a shining knight but one that only defends its allies rather than attack.
Tiers
Aid-de-Camp
$1 or more per month 19 patrons
Thank you for your support! At this tier, you get access to all the Patreon-exclusive Pulp Diction Productions content, including live lectures and any  Q&A sessions. It also gives you access to the PDP Discord channel!
Includes Discord rewards
Sidekick
$5 or more per month 9 patrons
You're appreciated, hero! At this tier, you still get access to all the Patreon-exclusive PDP content,  access to the Discord channel, plus a vote in which superhero character or media I tackle next!
Includes Discord rewards
Hero
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
You're appreciated, hero! At this tier, you still get access to all the Patreon-exclusive PDP content,  access to the Discord channel, a vote in which superhero character or media I tackle next, and I will shout you out on an episode of your favorite show!
Includes Discord rewards
Superhero
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Truly, you are a paragon! At this tier, you get access to all the Patreon-exclusive PDP content,  access to the Discord channel, a vote in what superhero character or media I will cover next, and a Pulp Diction Productions T-shirt, AND A ONE-SHOT MINI-SEMINAR ON THE SUBJECT OF YOUR CHOICE!

(We'll negotiate on the seminar. I don't want you to pick something I'm clueless about, but we'll make it awesome!)
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$96 of $200 per month
At this goal, there will be Pulp Diction Productions T-shirts! I will, of course, make them available for sale. But from the first batch, I'll do a random drawing between all Patreon supporters of $5 and up to get a free T-shirt!
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I'm Joshua Unruh, superhero scholar and person who thinks way too hard about genre fiction. I know things like what time Bruce Wayne's parents were murdered and why it's significant, why a modern take on Superman couldn't have him hailing from Kansas, and why Captain America wears swashbuckler boots and chainmail.*

And when I was a kid, absolutely nobody cared.

But in addition to knowing that stuff, I also understand why it's important! That's quite a bit rarer, even among superhero nerds. Plus, with superheroes invading every level of media consumption, they're also starting to inform popular philosophy.

And now a lot of people care! I've been cornered at parties to explain why a terrifying horse monster is the greatest character in Thor comics but won't appear in movies. I've been begged to explain why anybody would like Superman, let alone love him like I do. I've preached the need for and power of diversity in superhero comics. Believe it or not, people listened.

Suddenly, understanding why the obscure bits of superhero lore matter is a hotter commodity than twelve-year-old Josh clutching his Wolverine comics to his chest could ever have hoped to dream.

And now, dear patrons, I'm going to explain every single bit of this superhero esoterica to you. That is, if you'll have me.

Becoming my patron will give you entrance to live seminars on some of the biggest names in superheroes as well as give you a say in who and what I cover when. But first and foremost, it will allow me to share this deep pop cultural knowledge across more videos and podcasts.



*In case you were wondering, to unlock a hidden entrance to the Batcave, you have to move the hands on the grandfather clock to this time like a combination lock; Kansas is no longer a breeding ground for the kind of selfless ideals Populism bred during the Depression when Superman was originally created; Cap represents an idealized America in World War II, a shining knight but one that only defends its allies rather than attack.

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Tiers
Aid-de-Camp
$1 or more per month 19 patrons
Thank you for your support! At this tier, you get access to all the Patreon-exclusive Pulp Diction Productions content, including live lectures and any  Q&A sessions. It also gives you access to the PDP Discord channel!
Includes Discord rewards
Sidekick
$5 or more per month 9 patrons
You're appreciated, hero! At this tier, you still get access to all the Patreon-exclusive PDP content,  access to the Discord channel, plus a vote in which superhero character or media I tackle next!
Includes Discord rewards
Hero
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
You're appreciated, hero! At this tier, you still get access to all the Patreon-exclusive PDP content,  access to the Discord channel, a vote in which superhero character or media I tackle next, and I will shout you out on an episode of your favorite show!
Includes Discord rewards
Superhero
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Truly, you are a paragon! At this tier, you get access to all the Patreon-exclusive PDP content,  access to the Discord channel, a vote in what superhero character or media I will cover next, and a Pulp Diction Productions T-shirt, AND A ONE-SHOT MINI-SEMINAR ON THE SUBJECT OF YOUR CHOICE!

(We'll negotiate on the seminar. I don't want you to pick something I'm clueless about, but we'll make it awesome!)
Includes Discord rewards