This one's kind of a doozy. We start with the Clue comic from IDW, which Aaron says is only sometimes condescending, and then we talk about how to (in)appropriately use awful shit in popular culture. Namely, that Image Comics thing. TWs for discussions of: antisemitism, depictions of nazis, depictions of islamophobic violence, racism.
Aaron reads The Abaddon, which is not an Abba biocomic, but rather an approximate adaptation of No Exit. He feels like maybe the young man in question's energies could be better employed in not being a sex idiot, but likes the pictures. I make some controversial claims about Ray Bradbury. To close, we discuss Captain America, the iconographic history of nazi punching, and The Future That Liberals Want.
Love is in the air! Or, love was in the air, like, three weeks ago, when we recorded this. Or, we anticipated that love would be in the air approximately a week after when we recorded this, which was like three weeks ago.
Anyway, we talk about romance comics, Aaron's worst ever choice of media (Monster Musume, the Seinfeld of comics about monster girls who want to fuck), I double down on my claims that the only good romance comics is childhood friends......... or more? and some other stuff i've forgotten by this point.
Just in time for Halloween, The Trades talks about Richard Sala's The Bloody Cardinal, Short Box #2, and our ongoing affection for.... mostly the same stuff we've been reading since episode one. This of this like our catchup episode. Are the things we like still good? Yes. Are we still the best? Also yes.