Y'know, with Verne, a few Escape Pod episodes came to mind immediately (EP# 400 - "Rescue Party" in particular), but I'll have to think about DC. Verne as I recall is adventure SF - exciting, fast-paced, optimistic, exploring interesting locales. Depending on her tolerance for horror, the "Mongoose" series hits most of those buttons except maybe not "optimistic". How'd she like "The Man Who Drew Cats"?
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