On this episode, we cover some more people trying to take live up to Captain Marvel! Carol Danvers, Monica Rambeau, and Gennis-Vell! Sly defends sexism and Spider-Man. Ryan defends 90s writers. Phil defends X-Treme characters. Darryl offends us all.
Election Day was yesterday, but we recorded this on Sunday, so I really hope you people voted. I’m writing this on election day morning, from my dark room that only has 538 refreshing every 4 minutes and an IV to keep me hydrated from all the tears and nervous sweating. Am I rambling? No, you are. This is what QAnon sounds like, right? Just stupid rambling?
On this episode, we talk about some conspiracy theories. Just what the heck is QAnon and why do so many people think he has the inside scoop on which Democrats are about to go to jail? And is George Soros really the mastermind that the right pretends he is? Darryl just tries to have a little fun. Ryan debates with an attempted murderer. Phil has really just had enough of… everything. And Sly feels VERY strongly about Home Depot’s donations.
We’re going to spend the next month tackling one of the most convoluted and messy names in comics! Not Shazam, not Marvelman, but the one (of seven), the ONLY (of seven), CAPTAIN MARVEL! This episode focuses on the Kree warrior, Captain Mar-Vell! What a very different and original name! From his first appearance, through the little boy big boy revamp, all the way to the obviously named Death Of Captain Marvel!
On this episode, Sly attempts to summarize the history of the name Captain Marvel, both in universe and in lawsuits. Phil gets real personal when it comes to his own INEVITABLE death. Darryl strikes some bizarre and wide eyed poses. And Ryan’s got a bit of a cold, so he’s bringing his nasaliest A-game for you.
Special episode time! Ryan got married so he recorded an interview episode a few weeks ago! This one’s with Ivan! We talk about a bunch of stuff, so just listen to it already! It’s a really interesting talk about some less mainstream leftist ideas!
The world’s on fire again, so we needed a break. What do you want from us? We’re only human! We take a break from the news and/or history and talk about our family again. You know, those people that you can’t stand that just share memes all day about how Irish people were slaves too and Obama’s a Soros puppet who should be in jail? Yeah, those heroes.
In this episode, Ryan gives his strategy to help the police get the public to trust them again. Phil becomes the world’s ultimate inventor. Darryl fears for his life. And Sly sells oil, but great oil that’s very helpful from only the finest snakes.
Also it’s Ryan’s birthday the day this comes out, tell him happy birthday on twitter. @stoopkidliveson
In this episode, Ryan struggles to defend why cynicism can be good when it’s in a story he kinda likes. Sly thinks all superheroes look the same. Darryl discovers the most relatable villain. And Phil just can’t help but nitpick plot holes just because they don’t make any sense and hurt the narrative. What a stickler!
We’re talking elections! The electoral college! Super delegates! Some of the wackier things that have happened in some historical elections and campaigns!
It’s not a current events episode! This one’s a lot of fun! Ryan graduates from the electoral college. Darryl puts the SUPER in super delegate. Phil wins the popular vote, but loses the election. And I knew Sly’s segment. I worked with Sly’s segment. And this episode is NO Sly’s segment (he does have one, actually).
We talk about a book we’ve been awkwardly avoiding for years, DC’s 2004 event: Identity Crisis. This is one of the biggest DC stories we’ve covered and it’s the one that proved just how cynical Alan Moore’s influence was. So we should hate it, right? Well…
On this episode, we dip into the first half of Identity Crisis. We’ll finish it next time, don’t worry! Ryan’s a giant hypocrite who likes this book (but WITH ASTERISKS, HE SWEARS). Darryl finally found a superhero story that he doesn’t think is dumb (most of the time). Phil just loves big anime fights. Sly packs this episode with more lore than ever.
The news is too intense this week, so we picked an evergreen topic to discuss, Silicon Valley. Is it a liberal utopia or a libertarian dystopia? Ryan breaks down why Elon Musk is the Trump of “intellectuals.” Phil talks about just how unethical computer chips are. Sly breaks down one of the biggest and unknown scandals coming from Silicon Valley. And Darryl tells us some of the more bizarre ways workers in California commute and live to support this new age lifestyle.
And yeah, when people say Space X, I hear Space Sex, too. It’s not just you.
Hoo boy, this one’s a rough one. We’re talking about the Original Edgelord of Comics, Alan Moore and his second volume of The League Of Extraordinary Gentleman. This one gets a little intense, so strap yourself in. The Invisible Man, Mr. Hyde, Mina Harker, and Captain Nemo, Allan Quatermain, and some wagon driver all team up to fight aliens! What more could you want?
On this episode, we’re talking Alan Moore, because this book? It ain’t quite Swamp Thing. Ryan has some real issues with this snake god worshiping writer. Sly finally learns the secret way in to the Vermilion City Pokemon gym. Phil’s secret hatred of a beloved book series is exposed. And Darryl rushes to the defense of the neglected monsters of the world.
As always, Edgelord August touches upon some serious themes, like severe violence, and violence against women. But this time, ESPECIALLY.