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Ep 53: Jessica Jones, S2

Trish & JessicaJacob and Matthew explore the second season of Jessica Jones on a number of levels, looking at the decisions of both the characters and the writers. How should the law treat someone like Alissa? What responsibility does Jessica hold for her mother’s actions? How do we view Trish’s actions, and the writers decisions to put such conflict between her and Jessica?

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Ep 43: The Punisher

PunisherWhat makes Netflix’s The Punisher so good, and so troubling, at the same time? Can you tell a story about the evils of guns and violence, while glorifying gun violence? And can anyone explain the concept of collateral damage to Karen? Special guest Jessica Plummer joins Jacob and Matthew as we dive into these questions and more.

Jessica is a writer, podcaster, and superhero obsessive. She’s written about the Punisher here and here. You can find her on Twitter, or follow her Superman movie podcast, Flights and Tights.

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Iron Ethics

Iron ColleenWhat ethical issues did Netflix’s version of Iron Fist raise, and what did they sidestep? Paul and Matthew share their views on the show, on the questions it raised and the ones they wish it had explored further. They also ask, who do we point the finger at when a part of an extended universe goes off the rails?

 

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A Strange Discussion

doctor-strange-city-bending-179855Paul is back and joins Matthew for a discussion of the new Dr. Strange movie. They dive deep on questions of identity, the emergence of magic in the MCU, the nature of hubris, the lack of strong asian characters, and the power of nonviolent confrontation.

 

 

 

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V for Dystopia

 

evey-vThis week, Paul and Matthew are joined by Logan Grendel, who talks with them about V for Vendetta, dystopian stories, and the ethics of violence. (It all ties together, we promise!)

“Dog man” Logan Grendel is a writer, artist, and activist born and raised in New York City. He is also a lifelong fan of comics, fantasy, and dystopian tales of all kinds. His own photo/graphic novel creation Harlequin’s Song was completed in 2006, and has never seemed more timely.

 

Urban Dog Care NYC is Logan’s dog-walking business and main source of dog stories, about which you shouldn’t ask unless you have several hours to spare. For a brief, humorous look at his findings, read his new book Putting Paws to Pavement.

 

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Podcast: Luke Cage Wrap Up

mistyknightbannerIn this episode, Paul and Matthew go deep on Netflix’s Luke Cage, talking about Cottonmouth vs. Diamondback, Misty Knight and Claire Temple, the comic books can comment on situations in our own world, and the portrayal of the police in the MCU.

 

 

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*This episode was originally recorded a few weeks ago, so don’t be confused when we refer to everything we said about Luke Cage “on last week’s episode.”

Part 2 of our Podcast on Luke Cage & Identity

luke-cage-bulletsIn this episode, Paul and I finish our discussion of the issue of identity in superheros, focusing on the first episode of Luke Cage along with related questions of identity and race in the  upcoming Dr. Strange and Iron Fist.

 

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Who are the heroes that you see yourself in? Let us know in the comments below!

Podcast: Luke Cage & The Role of Identity, Part I

luke-cage-bulletsWith the launch of Luke Cage, we talk about identity politics and the signficance of a black, bulletproof, hero in today’s world.

We had a lot to say about the topic, so this is part 1 of 2.

Contains spoilers for Luke Cage episode 1, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Supergirl and other MCU and DCU properties.

 

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What role do issues of identity have in your enjoyment of superhero TV/movies? Let us know in the comments below, or on Facebook or Twitter!