Dave and Bob discuss the idea of the superhero through their love of comics. After chatting about how they got hooked as kids, they do deep dives into the X-men’s Days of Future Past and Batman’s “Dark Knight” storylines for wisdom in the present. As an affront to more revolutionary counterstories, Dave makes the case for the Avengers being the Bachelor, aka “hot garbage” aka white saviorism. The crew ends with where they think comics are headed.
Huge thanks to In Heaven by Drake Stafford for our intro song, A Time for Action by Kennedy for our outro, the prolific and enigmatic Joe Shine for the thumbnail art.
You thought Dave made it up, but the great Serpopard is real!
Bob can’t get enough of the Days of Future Past storyline.
The Prisoner’s Dilemma scene from the Dark Knight.
Korg’s (voiced by Taika Waititi) wisdom in Thor Ragnarok
Amazing TED talk by Gabby Riviera, who penned the 2018 season of Ms. America, the first queer Latina/x superhero.
The amazing James Cone being interview about his book The Cross and The Lynching Tree.
Jam out to Up to Morning by Treetop Mansion
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