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202: If You Believe that, I’ve got Four Supermen to Sell You

Welcome True Auditory Believers!

This week is a special episode of ZI because we have guests! Smart guests! Drs. Judith Leggatt & Monica Flegel of Lakehead University (English Department) join us to discuss…well… a ton of comics stuff! From the SDCC announcements (including a few ‘lesser known’ announcments [did you know IDW is doing a Degrassi series?]), to the adaptation of The Boys appearing on Prime, all of us desiring to see Thunderbolts on the big screen, a quick JL vs BvS (if there is such a thing).

We also delve more specifically into politics and diversity in comics, race and gender-bending, and the panic reaction of ‘some’ to these storylines & characters. The good doctors are writing a book about these exact topics so…..let’s see if the smarts rub off onto the boys, shall we?

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Episode 20: Game Changers – Batman is a Series of Circles

This week, we’re tackling game changers, with very little prep! Hopefully it doesn’t show! Those things that have come, seemingly out of nowhere, and changed the comic book industry. Grim ‘n gritty re-imaginings, non big-two comic publishers, the balance of art and writing (it was a little off in the ’90s, y’know), and the whiplash effect of what happens after Grant Morrisson leaves a book.

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Outro Music: Ocean City Defender – The Nature of Things

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Episode 5: She’s Like Hal Jordan, But I Like Her

Remember when your favourite comic character was someone else entirely? The boys talk about their favourite and least-favourite replacement superheroes! Also: Bry really hates Hal Jordan, Merk remembers the time he met Nightcrawler, and after his death last episode, Kyle is replaced by a revolving door of celebrity guests!

(And can you guess that this episode was recorded about a month ago!?)

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