This week the guys talk martial arts, with the look forward in a post-Shang Chi MCU and backward at a post-Enter the Dragon film genre. Surrounding the film commentary are discussions on the immediate aftermath of Bruce Lee’s passing, successors to his throne, “Brucesploitation”, Asian stars, and how things might’ve been different had Lee lived.
Weeks after the terrorist attack on Capitol Hill, calls for the Punisher character to be retired were made, some by comic creators! The guys discuss how Frank Castle is seen in the eyes of police, gun rights activists and extremists while going through the three live action films and Netflix tv series.
*Ten Years after Miles Morales was introduced in Ultimate Spider-Man, the character has achieved worldwide celebration through the Oscar-winning animated film “Into the Spider-Verse”. Stella joins Don and Harry to discuss the discourse surrounding Miles, the controversy, and how the film makes good on media diversity.
In a Post-Black Panther, Post-MCU, current-BLM world…precisely what impact did Blade land on the world in 1998? The guys ponder that during and after their commentary of the Wesley Snipes classic!
With ten years, twenty-plus films and billions of dollars under its belt, the guys take a step back and try to parse out what went right about the Marvel Cinematic Universe that took so many years to iron out what went wrong with other comic book films.
In discussing the recent conversation regarding Bruce Lee and Asian American representation at large, the guys welcome veteran comic book podcaster Raph Soohoo to give his thoughts and ponder the place America (and the world) is in the race towards equal representation.
The guys have both been pretty busy since last episode, but plans for the third live recording are currently underway, scheduled for next week. Until then, try out some of their recent guest appearances of podcasts!
Alt. Title: “Falling Back in Love”
Part Two of our adventure gets into the heat of the volcano. The guys talk Star Wars, the DCEU, Spider-Man and letting go when the hurt is too much.