In this special episode, recorded in October and forgotten until now, Zach and Russ talk about the trend of making every protagonist an antihero, what (if anything) can bring more traditional heroes back to the forefront, and the role of superhero films in setting that tone.
Also, Zach compares Iron Man to Jesus. Like, a lot.
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In light of a recent controversy in the comics industry, Russ recorded a little rant about the meaning of Superman. It touches on elements of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Punisher, and Wonder Woman, so while it is nominally a Panel Discussions episode, we are also releasing it through the main ECV channel for broader exposure.
This episode is also SUPER ROUGH, largely because it is going to be adapted to a video essay soon and then the audio from that will be extracted to replace this episode. So if you like the raw, uncut energy of...whatever this is, then download it now. Soon, it will be much more shiny.
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Dan, Logan, Dave, and Russ talk about Deadpool and The Punisher -- plus a whole lot of other stuff in one of our less-structured episodes.