Episode 232: Playlist - The Marvel Cinematic Universe
This week, Josh and Dietrich build another reading playlist, and because Dietrich was feeling diabolical, he selected the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the inspiration. The pair briefly discuss the good and the bad of this juggernaut success story before jumping into suggestions. Josh looks at a supernatural series by a Russian author that builds a remarkable universe with the scope of a comic book. Dietrich looks at the superhuman characters in various series, including the sniper Bob Lee Swagger and the superspy John Clark. They discuss the tremendous accomplishment of F Paul Wilson's Nightwatch series, and look at a unique example of characters from different books coming together in Jack Kilborn's Haunted House. In addition, Josh raves about an astonishing run of comic books written by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Dietrich discovers a horrifying and wonderful book about stinging insects written by a man who's earned the authority, and they wrap up with discussions of Deadpool 2 and Brooklyn 99. You can send questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.