Issue 29 – The Punisher Becomes Black (feat. Cage)

Divisive Issues
Divisive Issues
Issue 29 - The Punisher Becomes Black (feat. Cage)


On this episode, the gang revisits the classic idea of white person turns into a black person to understand what it’s like to be a black person, but this time with the Punisher.

The Punisher – Escape From New York/Crackdown/Fade To White –

In this episode, we inject ourselves with ADHD medication to turn black to escape the mob because that makes sense (comics lol). Want to know more about Luke Cage before his Netflix show? Guess this is as good a place to start as anywhere. We break our record for longest time without saying “**** this book.” We actually get into the politics of The Punisher and have a real discussion without mocking each other. We’re truly breaking down walls here, people. Meanwhile, Phil knows all about different wardrobe accessories for princesses. Sly’s the glue that holds this show together, and once he steps out, everything crumbles. Darryl is a Bad Dude who loves Nic Cage. Ryan finds out the origin of an infamous Austin Powers’ gag.

Heroes For Hire Vol 1 –

The Wire –

Greg Rucka’s Punisher –

Daredevil Season 2 –

Theme Song: Colour Me Black by Steve Kekana

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