Episode 37: Think Globally, Act Locally

Kristin and Thomas are the new “Tom Goes To The Mayor,” a show they both enjoy. Comic book movies Thor: Ragnarok, Justice League, Atomic Blonde, My Friend Dahmer, and A Silent Voice are all mentioned. Our hosts compare “low-brow opera” and the Zelda Symphony to reading according to your tastes. No snobs allowed! All this and some great picks for our first episode of November 2017.

Van Jones is a big comics fan

Zelda Symphony

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Some political comics:

Prez – a teenager accidentally goes viral on video and wins the presidency. Satire ensues.

The Legend of Koizumi / Reform With No Wasted Draws / Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku

She-Hulk – commentary on political asylum for Latverian dissenters

March – Congressman John Lewis’s experiences in the Civil Rights movement.

Excel Saga – hooray, civil servants!

Attack On Titan – fighting monstrous giants gives way to Japanese colonialism…sure?

Mr. A – All your favorite Randian hits, courtesy of Steve Ditko!




Kristin’s Picks

In The Pines: Five Murder Ballads 9789492117397

Garbage Night 9781910620212


Thomas’s Picks

Letter 44 9781620101339

Mister Miracle 9781401277307


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