This episode is a rerun that originally aired October 6th, 2008.
Hail to the Chiefs, Baby!
In this episode, The Freaks discuss the presidencies of Captain America and Superman. They also discuss the first black president and a female vice-president, but not in the way you’re thinking! Plus some patriotic words from “One Called Kirk”.
This October many Comic Book Podcasts are joining up and featuring the theme of Politics In Comics. The CCL is no exception and is happy to participate. But as a solo podcaster, it’s hard to debate myself, so I had to dig into the Library and find a suitable book that covers both government and superheroes. I found it in the classic/must read Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller. But instead of focusing in on Batman, I reached for another angle and that is Superman and his role with the current United States administration. It’s a perspective of the book that I think you’ll find it very insightful and force you to look at it differently then you have in the past.
Also on the show this week, there’s news of an Industrial Strength Brat Pack HC by Rick Veitch, an upcoming Marvel Masterworks Human Torch Volume 2, an update on the misprint of Showcase Presents Haunted Tank Volume 2 and word of a Wolverine Omnibus slated for next spring just in time for the Hugh Jackman movie.
Lastly I want to congratulate the winners of my latest giveaway contest: Wanted TPB goes to Michael McHardy, Calgary, Alberta and The Goon Vol. 0 Rough Stuff goes to Richard Holland, Chicago, IL; all this and the New Releases of the Week.