Listen Up A-Holes #33. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (S2.20-22)

We’re the guys who kill Gordon. (Accidentally.)

In this episode, Joshua and Lani discuss psychic vampires and how the pulp fantasy of the 1930s influenced superhero comics even into the modern day. They also wrap up the second season of Agents: Jiaying is evil, Cal is sympathetic, Skye is competent, and May is going on vacation. It’s a madhouse!

Listen Up A-Holes #33. Avengers: Age of Ultron

There are no strings on us.

Joshua and Lani have a come to Whedon conversation about Age of Ultron. Spoiler: they didn’t like it much, so if you loved it, they still love you, but you might want to give this episode a miss. But if you do tune in, get ready for some comic book revelations about Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch’s true father, Ultron’s true creator, and just how Oedipal a robot can get.

Listen Up A-Holes #31: Captain Marvel HOT TAKE!

Higher, further, faster, baby!

For this Hot Take,  Joshua and Kelly gush about their newfound love of Captain Marvel, defer on how complicated Carol’s comic book backstory is, discuss how well this movie addressed identity-as-origin, and think a bit about compassion as a defining heroic trait.

Listen Up A-Holes #27: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (S2.5-7)

This is our speaking voice when we’re upset with an unreasonable person!

Lani and Joshua are deep undercover with their second batch of episodes from season two! Please ask us about our feminist agenda as we discuss the comic book history of Mockingbird and the Savage Land before diving into the growing tensions between Hydra and SHIELD, both within their ranks and without.

Listen Up A-Holes #26: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (S2.1-4)

We don’t know the German word for nuts, but we bet if we tie a blasting cap to him, we’ll hear it.

For our triumphant return to Agents of SHIELD, Joshua and Lani take a look at some Four Color Facts Greatest Hits, again lament the cancellation of Peggy Carter, and discuss how this show finally got good!