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It is hard to imagine a book for kids that tackles racism and also manages to be a love letter to golden age comics, but "Superman Smashes the Klan" by Gene Luen Yang does all that and more. Regular guests Alexi Sargeant and Leah Libresco Sargeant (along with their lovely baby daughter who decided to stay up late for the occasion) join the crew to …
 
Comics have depicted many people with disabilities over the years, from Daredevil to Professor X and beyond. Have those portrayals always been positive? How do they square with a Christian understanding of disability and personhood? The crew is joined by Catholic News Agency Editor-in-Chief J.D. Flynn to discuss these issues. Plus our recommendatio…
 
Over the years, many iconic superheroes have been replaced by other less-well-known characters. Sometimes this has been done to add diversity to the world these heroes live in, while other times it is simply a way to spice up a long-running story. What are we to make of it when characters we have invested so much in are replaced? How does this rela…
 
Nostalgia has become a powerful force in popular culture. Sometimes it’s nostalgia for characters from childhood and sometimes it’s nostalgia for a golden age that we never actually lived in. The crew goes retro with this episode, discussing some of their favorite nostalgia-provoking comics and the reason why nostalgia is such a powerful part of th…
 
Throughout the history of comics, writers and artists have found interesting and creative ways of working music into their work. On this inaugural episode of season 6, the crew discusses the use of music in comics, the power of music as an art form, and the music that moves us to see bigger truths. All this plus our recommendation, This or That, an…
 
Is the real villain Thanos? Or is it death itself? The crew tackles these big questions and more from "Avengers: Endgame." And oh yes, there are spoilers. All the spoilers. This episode will spoil this film, the last film, and possibly the milk in your fridge, so listen at your own risk. All this plus our recommendation, This or That, and a whole l…
 
This episode was recorded in February, but because of some technical difficulties (Father Jonathan's computer decided to transform into an expensive paperweight), it is only now available. But it figures that a computer would rebel against this episode because it's full of good conversation about robots and the way we project our hopes and fears on…
 
Join the crew for a deep dive into the wet and wonderfully cheesy world of Aquaman. Discussion includes such strange and fun topics as the divine right of kings, the need for a mediator between worlds, and the alcoholic beverages that we wish we had drank while watching this movie. Plus our recommendation, This or That, and a whole lot more!…
 
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