Join Father Jonathan, Father Matt, and Father Kyle as they talk about their passion for comic books. Just about anything and everything you can think of comes up in conversation. The serious, the silly, and everything in between.
Superman Smashes the Klan
It is hard to imagine a book for kids that tackles racism and also manages to be a love letter to golden age comics, but "Superman Smashes the Klan" by Gene Luen Yang does all that and more. Regular guests Alexi Sargeant and Leah Libresco Sargeant (along with their lovely baby daughter who decided to stay up late for the occasion) join the crew to talk about this remarkable book and its implications for the moment we live in. All this plus our recommendation, This or That, and a whole lot more!
People with Disabilities
Comics have depicted many people with disabilities over the years, from Daredevil to Professor X and beyond. Have those portrayals always been positive? How do they square with a Christian understanding of disability and personhood? The crew is joined by Catholic News Agency Editor-in-Chief J.D. Flynn to discuss these issues. Plus our recommendation, This or That, and a whole lot more!
An epic battle between good and evil, a man unstuck in time, C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien as superhero sidekicks, and a redefining of time itself. All of that in comic book form? Looks like a job for God and Comics! The crew is joined by Dr. Michael Martin as they explore the 2003 graphic novel "Heaven's War" by Micah Harris and Michael Gaydos. All this plus This or That, our recommendation, and a whole lot more!
This or That
It’s the ultimate battle as the crew is joined by Fr. Esau McCaulley (and another special guest) to play a full-episode version of This or That! Bible scholars, music, Star Wars, and more. Plus a super nerd showdown over who would win in a fight between Batman and Wolverine. Listen and share!
The End of Paper Comics?
The crew reports in from quarantine and discusses how the coronavirus is affecting their lives and their ministry. They also discuss the recent announcement that there would be no paper comics being printed for at least the duration of the epidemic.
Over the years, many iconic superheroes have been replaced by other less-well-known characters. Sometimes this has been done to add diversity to the world these heroes live in, while other times it is simply a way to spice up a long-running story. What are we to make of it when characters we have invested so much in are replaced? How does this relate to the replacement of priests and pastors? The crew explores all this, plus our recommendation, This or That, and a whole lot more!
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Smart & Funny
You can get away with a lot if you're Smart & Funny - and this show is both. I started listening so I could engage in meaningful conversations with my kids, but continue listening because it brings me joy! Bless you brothers!
The audio quality drops you an entire star. Please improve!
As a God show, it's okay. They have a wealth of information, but I feel like a Catholic after most homilies, "Wasn't this supposed to point me towards the Eucharist?" except God instead of the Eucharist. Sometimes the conversation doesn't give me my fill, and it's okay because there are other podcasts for that.
As a comics show, it's ok. They continue to share a wealth of information, but their personalities pale in contrast to a show like Collider. The audio quality isn't helping. The volume levels are inconsistent and on the quiet end, when my podcasts on shuffle suddenly go silent, I know I've hit one of their episodes or my battery died. Turning it up in the car causes too much white noise. This latest Endgame discussion was the most difficult to hear on any device's maximum volume.
As a God & Comics show, it's good, because I simply have nothing to compare it to. I'm glad it exists and I've enjoyed the Daredevil show and discussing Confession the most. Keep working at it, but if someone made me unsubscribe from one of my podcasts, I'd probably have to let you all go.
Thanks for the work you do outside of the podcast and having the courage to try a podcast like this!
Rockin' Faith & Pop Culture Podcast
One of the more entertaining faith and pop culture podcasts out there. As a fellow Episcopal priest and podcaster, these guys do a great job both on the comic side and the religion side. There is great balance between the two. Deep conversation, corny jokes, insights and humor...it's great. Check it out!