Episode 3: Ms. Marvel, No Normal

Ms Marvel No Normal In this episode, the rubber meets the road as Curt and Kevin travel back in time to the sepia-toned days of 2014 to discuss Ms. Marvel #1-5! Kamala Khan may well be the most likeable first-generation Pakistani-American teenage Muslim superhero ever.

But is this plucky polymorph more than just Peter Parker in a burkini? Will time—and Donald Trump—render her nothing more than an intriguing historical footnote? Or does this shape-shifting schoolgirl have what it takes to crash that hallowed hall of marvels known as … The Comics Canon?

 

Things discussed in this episode:

  • The complicated history of Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel, and Shazam
  • The quintessential 21st century superhero … a Jersey girl?
  • The best battle cry ever uttered: “Embiggen!”
  • Baseless speculation about the 2019 Inhumans movie
  • The most grounded superhero in comics history?
  • The efficacy of “super snot”
  • Overly sexualized teenage superheroes
  • Fan fiction about real people and other threads best left un-pulled

Join us in two weeks, as we point the Canonmobile toward the mean, blood-drenched streets of Gotham City to take the pulse of an aging Caped Crusader waging a one-retiree war on crime in Batman: The Dark Knight Returns!

Until then, please rate us on iTunes, send us an email, or hit us up on Twitter or Facebook, and we may read your comments in an upcoming episode. And as always, thanks for listening!

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