Kill All Superheroes – S01E23

In this episode of Watch.Read.Listen., we discuss our top 5 comics without superheroes. David’s List: 5) Chew by John Layman (Twitter) and Rob Guillory (Twitter); 4) Transmetropolitan by Warren Ellis (Twitter) and Darick Robertson (Twitter); 3) Locke & Key by Joe Hill (Twitter) and Gabriel Rodriguez (Deviant Art; Twitter); 2) Fear Agent by Rick Remender (Twitter) and Tony Moore (Twitter); 1) Preacher by…

Ballad of the Fanboys (Nerd Smash) – S01E22

In this episode of Watch.Read.Listen., we discuss the issues with Fanboys, arguing for more inclusiveness in the various fan cultures. We break down four main problems that we’ve observed both in others and ourselves: 1) fan tribalism, 2) gatekeepers, 3) “cheer pressure” (coined by Brady from Hello Internet and Numberphile), and 4) lack of critical thought…

Special Report – Captain America: Civil War

In the second edition of the Watch.Read.Listen. Special Report, Duane and David breakdown the thirteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain America: Civil War. Note: After about 30 minutes we break into spoilers. We give you a heads up so if you go past that, well, that’s on you. Overall we both enjoyed the…

We’re Connected – S01E21

In this episode of Watch.Read.Listen., we discuss and evaluate Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. SPOILERS for Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Ant-Man. The entries in this slate of movies are somewhat uneven, but we think that…

Anybody Want Shawarma? – S01E20

In this episode of Watch.Read.Listen., we discuss Phase One of the MCU in anticipation of Captain America: Civil War. Spoilers (really?) for Iron Man, Iron Man 2, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain American: The First Avenger, and Marvel’s The Avengers. We also take an extended detour in our This Week section as we search for…