Our greatest weakness? Occasionally we give a damn.
For their first foray into Jessica Jones, Joshua and Lani discuss hardboiled detectives, the burden of being special, and begin to dig into fiction’s place in helping us confront trauma in ourselves and others.
Until this exact moment, we thought you were Build-A-Bear.For Avengers: Endgame, Joshua and Lani welcome Metaphors Be With You’s Rob Heiret to talk about meaningful deaths and time travel shenanigans in the most anticipated LUA hot take ever!
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!
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.
We are really starting to regret that Hot Pocket earlier.
This episode, Joshua and Lani finally discuss who Skye is in the 616, the evil(?) of Jiaying, and wonder why this NuSHIELD storyline happened at all.
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.
Sorry, Eddie. The tiger’s been loose for awhile.
For this batch of Agents of SHIELD, Joshua and Lani discuss the tools of superheroing, whether Simmons is up to no good, and if New SHIELD is a delicious new flavor or just Diet Hydra.
We killed the man Cal planned to kill for two and a half decades. DISAPPOINTMENT!
For this week’s discussion of Agents of SHIELD, Joshua and Lani revisit the Savage Land, make heart eyes at Dark Jemma, Sif, and Raina, then try to figure out what exactly the hell is going on with the Kree.
We’re going to go kill the man that ruined our lives. BEST. DAY. EVER.
Joshua and Lani delve deep into the hidden alien city that barely was as well as the MacLachlan-magnificence that is (apparently) based on Thor villain, Mr. Hyde.